Most of the fam is moving on from the day-long "dumpster fire" that doubled as their San Diego arrival, but Deena is continuing to feel its after effects.
During tonight's Jersey Shore Family Vacation, the meatball found herself consumed with regret over bringing up the "stupid podcast" situation (pun intended) for fear it would look like she's "tryin' to start sh*t."
"I just fear that maybe the tension isn't completely squashed. There's bad energy," she said.
And Deena's not wrong, as Mike is less than thrilled to have been "[thrown] under the bus" over something he said in a private message. Because the first rule of
fight club group chat is: Don’t talk about group chat.
"I wasn't mad that Deena brought up the whole podcast thing," he admitted. "Did I actually do it? No. I can't say I'm not a little disappointed, but it's not something I can't get past."
But can Deena get past it? The question remains, seeing as a series of toasts and side comments left the mama of two upset -- first, there was a toast to "a good time" and "podcasts," and the second quoted the old adage, "With friends like you, who needs enemies?"
"I feel like even though it was squashed, it's not squashed. If there is any drama, just put it out on the table. Enough with the puns," she said.
On that note, JWOWW, Mike and Vinny opted to go their separate ways for the night, leaving the "dirty stay-outs" (Deena, Chris, Snooki and Angelina) to, um, stay out until the wee hours.
"There's something obviously brewing inside of Deena," Jenni said. "Girl, we totally moved on -- why are you simmering in your head right now? Let it go."
But neither D nor Mike were able to let it go the next morning.
"I don’t know what I did to Deena in order for her to attack me,"
the Investigation Mike said, adding that he officially "opened up a case against Deena Buckner."
Deena, on the other hand, could be heard conversing behind the scenes with a producer about the drama.
"I'm 35 years old. I have two kids, an amazing husband. My life is f*cking amazing. I don't have to deal with that sh*t," she said. "Yesterday was just too much. We're too old for that sh*t. I don't have it in me."
Will the Jersey Shore Family Vacation drama continue? Because we’re about to run out of popcorn. Tune in next Thursday at 8/7c to find out!