Season 7 sees Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga joined by new Housewives Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker, along with the return of a true Jersey veteran, Jacqueline Laurita. Also appearing this season are sisters Kathy Wakile and Rosie Pierri.
Melissa breaks ground on her new boutique, Envy; Jacqueline hosts a holiday cocktail party; after nearly a year in prison, Teresa returns home to her family just in time for Christmas.
Melissa hosts a Christmas Eve dinner, during which she reunites with Teresa; Jacqueline gets a surprise call from Teresa as Dolores attempts to reconcile the two former friends; Joe Giudice and Gia are at odds over her New Year's Eve plans.
Jacqueline surprises Teresa by showing up on her doorstep wanting answers; while shopping for her boutique, Melissa hits a roadblock with her opinionated business partner; Siggy throws a leopard-themed birthday party for Dolores.
Melissa's boutique opens, Teresa records her audio book, Jacqueline makes progress on her business venture, plus Dolores and her daughter discuss veterinary school. Later, Siggy and Teresa duel over tabloid gossip.
The honeymoon is over when the Lauritas host the Giudices for dinner and old tensions between the ladies quickly boil over. Elsewhere, Siggy's kids confront her with shocking news, Dolores starts the journey toward financial independence, and Melissa's kids walk in Fashion Week. With everything going on, Teresa and Melissa find themselves growing closer.
Teresa bids adieu to her ankle bracelet and the ladies plan a trip to celebrate. Also: Siggy reconnects with her religious roots; Dolores makes headway on her home renovation; and Melissa corners Jacqueline about a dust-up with Teresa.
A group trip to a spa is planned to celebrate Teresa's first weekend of freedom since removing her ankle bracelet. Also: Melissa's new business gets off to a rocky start; Siggy leaks new details about her husband's past; Dolores' 12-year-old dog is ill; Jacqueline isn't sure what to do about her son; and Teresa and Jacqueline assess their relationship.
Melissa prepares her daughter for a dance. In addition, Jacqueline presides over a poker night, but things get dicey with Rosie; Teresa has a book-launch party that gets interrupted; and Siggy comforts a mourning Dolores.
Unexpected visitors arrive for Teresa's book signing. Meanwhile, Melissa focuses on her marriage by throwing a family dinner; Dolores' business partner tries to fire her up; and Jacqueline gets inside perspective into her husband's new business venture.
Emotions soar in New Jersey when Jacqueline chokes up over a special proposal and Teresa fumes during a strained family reunion. In addition, Dolores focuses on her gym business, and Melissa suggests a group getaway to Vermont.
The group heads to Vermont to a white mountaintop resort, but the trip has a rocky start when Jacqueline clashes with Teresa's pal, Robyn. Later, the heat is on when tempers flare around the bonfire.
The group is divided on the second day in Vermont. Here, Jacqueline is consoled in the wake of her dustup with Robyn. Then, Jacqueline loses her cool with Teresa and Melissa, and Dolores and Siggy at last reach their breaking point.
The wives try to regroup following a turbulent Vermont trip. Also: Melissa receives bad news about her boutique; Jacqueline's husband reveals shocking family news; Siggy has an important conversation; and Teresa prepares for her husband's stay in prison.
Teresa tries to stay strong as she bids adieu to her husband, who begins a prison sentence. Meanwhile, Siggy visits the Holocaust Memorial and reflects on her father's experiences, and a possible ray of hope shines on Jacqueline and Teresa's friendship.
Anger swells as Dolores hosts a housewarming party. Meanwhile, Melissa plans for her fashion show; Teresa recovers from her first week without Joe; Siggy sharpens focus on her mother; and one phone call stirs up tension between Jacqueline and Dolores.
Melissa hosts her first fashion show in a bid to prove her boutique's legitimacy in the Season 7 finale. Also, Dolores surprises her ex-husband; Teresa mulls over her financial future; and the ladies table their differences at lunch, where Siggy plays mediator.
Part 1 of 2. A reunion opens with no one backing down when Melissa and Teresa face Jacqueline. Also, Dolores reflects on happier days when the group was in harmony; Siggy discusses her hysterectomy; and Teresa delivers a shocking accusation.
Conclusion. The group is divided during ongoing reunion dramas. Joe Gorga and Chris Laurita enter the fray to address Teresa's stern accusation; Jacqueline bids adieu to a relationship; and Siggy's wish for the group comes true in a shocking conclusion.