October 21st, 2011
11:47 AM ET
The season finale of “Jersey Shore” brought up a lot of questions for me:
And then, the most mind boggling question of them all: What was the point of filming in Florence, Italy?
If it weren’t for the scene-setting shots of the Duomo and the close-ups of Deena facedown on the cobblestone streets, you’d think the cast was still club hopping in Seaside Heights.
The finale, however, finally showed the gang on a walking tour around the city. Though underwhelming, it did provide for some laughs when Deena said she’d gladly “do” Michelangelo's David. Snooki, on the other hand, wasn’t too impressed. (Need I say why?)
Thankfully, we can always count on the Pauly D-Vinny combo for a laugh. (By the way, anyone have a guess as to why there was a tiny white bird perched on Pauly’s shoulder during his last shift at the pizzeria? Real or fake, that seems unsanitary.)
When the crew went back to the pizzeria to say their goodbyes, they each brought an article of clothing along to leave on the clotheslines hanging from the joint’s ceiling. Pauly chose a T-shirt with the same double-star design that’s tattooed on his elbow. Deena chose a pink thong, which is weird because – judging by previous episodes – I didn't think the girl owned a pair of panties.
Clearly sick of Italy, the gang whips up some American food for their last meal in Florence. “The first thing I’m going to do when I get to Jersey is go straight to the tanning salon,” Pauly said. I suppose a pale complexion is enough to drive a “Jersey Shore” cast member mad.
And despite taking on loner status this season, it appears The Situation will return to Jersey with the rest of the crew. (Note: You shouldn’t go fishing for compliments without bait. Think about that, Sitch.)
What did you think of last night’s season finale? Am I the only one feeling “Jersey Shore”-ed out?
Even Vinny admitted to needing a break from the reality show at one point.
He told Us Weekly that he took a little break from the Shore after getting back from Italy.
“I did leave right in the beginning of filming in Jersey,” he said. “I just needed to recharge my batteries a little bit. I wasn't feeling too good. I wanted to go home.”
“You’ll see in detail what happens when it comes out,” Vinny added. But will you follow the cast back to Seaside Heights for season 5?
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