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RECAP: JERSEY SHORE, Season 4, Episode 1: “Going to Italia”

RECAP: JERSEY SHORE, Season 4, Episode 1: "Going to Italia"

By Drew Grant, Matt Zoller Seitz
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of Jersey Shore recaps by Drew Grant and Matt Zoller Seitz. Drew has been watching the series religiously since season one. Matt is a relative newbie. Complications ensue.

Matt: Okay, Drew, I’m a relative newbie — watched a few episodes from other seasons and about about half of the last one — so I need to be brought up to speed. What’s the history between Deena and Pauly? The producers lingered over that final kiss on the dance floor like they were deconstructing the head shot in the Zapruder film.

Drew: I took a screenshot of that. There was something almost David Lynch-ian in their faces. And the tongues…

But their deal? They don’t really have one. Deena is a relative newcomer to the show. She appeared last season to take the place of Angelina, who was on the first season and the second, but left both times because she was by far the worst of the bunch. Deena has wanted to feel included by the group since last season, and her first episode involved her pulling down her underwear and showing The Situation her vagina. It was very classy. So I think for her, hooking up with the guys is a way to cement her standing in the house.

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