On this episode of American Gypsies, Bobby clashes with his brother Nicky while finding a location for a new psychic shop for his son, Chris. Nicky doesn’t believe in expanding the family business with their father Bob, Sr. so sick, while Bobby thinks it’s necessary for his son to start taking on more responsibility. To find the perfect building Bobby sets up an appointment with a gadje, or non-Gypsy, realtor. When they discover the empty space she shows them is across the street from a cemetery — a big no, no in Gypsy culture — Nicky is convinced Bobby is relying too heavily on the American world rather than staying true to his Gypsy heritage.
Later, when Chris’s wife Sam goes into premature labor, the pressure’s really on Bobby to secure a spot, but Tina has other ideas— she demands that Bobby drive her and two other female family members to the fabric store to find the perfect color fabric for the new baby’s red dress ceremony. According to Gypsy culture, any new Gypsy baby should be fitted with a hand-made red dress within three days of their birth for good luck. The red dress must be made by three women of the family and a man must have no part of its making.
Meanwhile, Bobby continues to support his youngest daughters’ interests by taking them to get headshots taken in advance of a meeting with a casting director. But Amanda and Vivian take so long getting ready that they’ve endangered their own dreams by being over an hour late for their appointment. Bobby is risking a lot by going against his family, and wants to see more commitment from the girls if they’re going to continue down this path.
With the opening of the Chris’ new psychic shop and the arrival of his child, can the Johns family come together to support each other? Or will family feuding tear them further apart?
Tune in to American Gypsies: The Gloves Come off tonight, Tuesday July 24th at 9P et/pt.