Jersey Shore Season 2 Episode 12 had excellent timing. The premiere of Jersey Shore Season 2 Episode 12 capped off a week of more Jersey Shore exposure than usual. The Situation found himself voted off Dancing With the Stars a day before the gang took a shellacking on South Park. But this will be the last week that the group consumes the airwaves like this for a while, since their original show is about to go on break. In this episode, Jersey Shore officially stood one step away from the end.
Warning: Spoilers follow
At the end of last week, The Situation lost control of the group after his argument with Snooki. So The Situation had to apologize to Snooki – although he naturally went overboard defending her at a nightclub. He even failed as a wingman for Pauly D, capping off a rather rough week for him.
Of course, Jersey Shore was filmed well before The Situation’s stint on Dancing With the Stars. But in both shows, he came pretty close to wearing out his welcome recently. However, Dancing With the Stars can easily kick him out, whereas this show is stuck with him.
As for Snooki, things didn’t go too well for her after The Situation beef was settled. With Ryder heading back home, Snooki fell into depression and considered leaving the house – although they’ll all be leaving it soon enough. Overall, it wasn’t a flattering week for her either, after the extensive jokes about her in the South Park parody – although she did like that display.
The rest of the gang tried to inject their own drama into Episode 12 as well. JWoWW tested the censors with a rather revealing dress, while Pauly D did well without The Situation dragging him down, and Sammi and Ronnie even got in a spat just like old times.
However, there was no big cliffhanger to set the stage for a big Season 2 finale. With the end of the Miami trip now a week away, the group may have worn out all of their drama. After a year with countless Sammi-Ronnie fights, major turmoil with Angelina, and brief clashes with The Situation, what could be left to wrap things up?
Perhaps Jersey Shore Season 2 Episode 12 was on a slow burn to warm up for whatever big events happen in the finale. But after a week in which The Situation left his other show, and the gang got the South Park treatment, this seemed tame by comparison. However, next week’s finale may still have a lot left over to make up for it.
NJ.com- “Jersey Shore season 2, episode 12 recap: Rashomon on South Beach”
Entertainment Weekly- “Jersey Shore recap: Don’t let the outfit confuse you”