The roommates struggle to adjust to life at the Shore without Vinny, while Mike confronts his own internal demons. But it's also Pauly's birthday and he gets the best present of his life!
JWOWW comforts Deena after she learns Vinny has left Seaside, and Vinny reunites with his family in Staten Island.
Snooki and Deena celebrate their first "Meatball Day" back at the shore, and Pauly D and The Situation prepare for their birthday week.
On The Loose
Deena has a hair extension mishap after partying too hard, and The Situation and The Unit try to stir up some trouble.
The roommates call Vinny to find out if he plans on returning to Seaside, and The Situation meets a new Shore Store customer.
Sammi bonds with Paula, and The Situation and Pauly D share a potential hook-up.
What About Me?
Pauly D's family and barber come from Rhode Island to surprise him on his birthday, but The Situation isn't feeling the love.
The Bad Guy
The Situation begins to think the roommates don't care about him or his birthday, and he abruptly walks out of the house.