October 22nd, 2010
02:45 PM ET
Despite a few funny one-liners, the second season finale of “Jersey Shore” didn’t quite live up to its potential.
But - as per usual - we’ll start from the beginning…
The gang’s trip to the Everglades was mildly entertaining, though it would have been more so had one of the cast members been eaten by an alligator - or at least one of the giant bugs, which are “about the size of Snooki,” according to The Situation. And then there was Pauly D’s brilliant assessment of the airboat’s propeller: “That would work better than my hairdryer.”
After cruising the swampland, the crew stopped by a local diner to sample some of the Everglades famous cuisine: Alligator and frog legs. Mike, the trooper he is, dug in while everyone else stared in disgust. Of course, he paid for it on the ride home.
That night, Vinny and Pauly made plans to take their respective flings out one last time before heading back to the Northeast. True to form, Vinny’s girl Ramona was running late, but she eventually made an appearance. At dinner, when Vin asks her if she’s ever been in a long distance relationship, she answers “no” faster than The Situation ushers girls out of bed in the morning (or that night, in some cases).
Pauly’s girl Rocio seems to be a bit more interested in him, although it’s probably just his perfectly sculpted blowout. But despite saying he’d like to have a girlfriend, Pauly says goodbye to Rocio at the front door and heads in to prepare for a crazy night at the club.
Sam and Ron went for a romantic dinner, too. Well, it was romantic before “Mr. Hyde [came] out to play,” Ronnie says. Long story short: They fight and then they make up. Where have we heard that before?
At the club, Vinny was faced with a dilemma every man dreads: Two women practically begged to have a threesome with him. While Vin notes the women are attractive enough, he’s not interested. Luckily, Sitch was there to take one - er, two - for the team. “Sometimes if you mix two grenades you might get one good looking girl.”
The next day, the roommates’ pent-up tension exploded all over the hot tub, thanks to The Situation and JWoww’s need to “stir the pot.” First, Sitch called Vinny a follower, but Ronnie explained that the Sitch is just jealous because Vinny “pulled the robbery” on his best friend Pauly. Then JWoww and Pauly went at it over who called who fake.
And despite the fact that Pauly D is terrifying when he’s angry, he wins the award for most likeable cast member of the season. (Sorry, Snooki. You’ve been replaced.) Between Pauly’s musical renditions of “t-shirt time,” “cabs are here” and his “oh yeah” one-liners, it wasn’t even a competition. Your thoughts?
As everyone sits outside, reminiscing and saying their goodbyes, a crow pops up overhead. After mentioning the fact that the crow was quacking at them – yes, quacking – Snooki wonders who’s going to die. “It’s not gonna be me,” she says.
What did you think of the second season of “Jersey Shore?” Did it live up to season one? Will you tune in for season three? What about the cast’s reunion next Thursday on MTV?
Oh, and by the way: It looks like Canada gives Snooki and the gang five out of five fist pumps.
With viewership up 317 percent over the first season, “Jersey Shore” has become MTV Canada’s most watched primetime series, according to BBM Canada and Reuters.
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