Joe Guidice (love how even Teresa isn't sure how she wants it pronounced) is a small, bitter man who has convinced himself that the world is out to get him and he's done nothing wrong.
He has made horrible remarks about Teresa and his marriage, and how it came about. He put out there that she came back to him, after he had washed his hands of her and her family. He treats her horribly, and she's just fooling herself when she tries to convince the world - and herself - that "that's just Joe! Isn't he great?" Um. NO. At some point you must teach your girls that they do not have to allow themselves to be treated without respect.
I think if you can hack off Chris Laurita, you've really done something. Joe went into that meeting with a bottle of wine intending to cause friction. Nothing is his fault, and by default Teresa is innocent also.
Everything he does is bigger and better, and everything you've accomplished is due to his influence.
No one buys that Teresa is still going on this trip to heal the relationship with her brother. She's forcing her family to go because it's FREE. And there will be CAMERAS. And Joe is going because there will be WINE.