On this episode of American Gypsies, Nicky has moved his wife Christine and their children, Justin, Brittany and Zac down to Florida. Business in New York has been slow, so Nicky wants to use what little savings he has to open a new psychic shop in South Beach. Christine and Nicky visit their new space and Christine’s not happy. The grand opening is in three days; the shop is not on the first floor and with no money for signs, furniture or advertising, Christine is convinced the business is destined for failure.
In New York, Nicky’s rival brother Bobby is trying to get his family up and out of the door to make a flight to Florida. All the brothers like to leave New York in the winter to vacation in the sunshine State. Without his wife around, Bobby struggles to manage his youngest daughters, Amanda and Vivian, and when Chris leaves his expensive stroller on the sidewalk, Bobby sees that it’s tough being a single parent. Upon arriving in Florida, Bobby takes Chris to pay a visit to Nicky’s new shop. When they arrive, Christine and Nicky are fighting and Bobby is unimpressed with the lack of furniture and second floor location. Seeing that Nicky has a potential failure on his hands, Bobby offers to help his brother set up shop back in New York. Nicky rejects Bobby’s offer and is upset that no one in his family believes in him. The grand opening of the shop is close, but Nicky is left to celebrate alone: Bobby has chosen to join his brothers Jack and Joey for a day of fishing. In Bobby’s eyes, Florida is for pleasure not business.
On a night out, Jack tries to get Bobby to forget his errant wife and embrace his newly single life. Bobby gains some confidence but ultimately strikes out with a succession of beautiful Gadji women. At a family meal, Nicky has decided to ask Bobby for the loan to start a new business in New York, but after a few drinks his pride gets the better of him and he insults Bobby’s daughter, Amanda. Bobby then insults Nicky’s daughter, Brittany, but before the argument has a chance to settle down Bobby gets a call from Eric. Their father Bob has been rushed to hospital— he’s had a stroke and the doctor needs permission to operate. With their father in critical condition, it’s up to the Johns family to pull together and support him, and each other.
Tune in to American Gypsies: South Beach Invasion tonight, August 7th at 9P et/pt.