On this episode of American Gypsies, after setting up shop in Miami, Nicky has decided to pack up his family and head back to New York. He doesn’t trust Bobby to look after his sick father, and he especially doesn’t trust him to run the family. Christine and the kids couldn’t be less thrilled to leave their sunny new home though, and they make sure to let Nicky know every chance they get as they pile into the car and take off down the road.
Back on the east coast, Bobby is at a car auction with Jack, Eric, and son-in-law, John. Bobby’s son, Christopher, has just had a baby, so he’s looking to get him a more family friendly car. Bobby bids on an SUV during the auction, but ultimately loses out once the bids get too high. John tells Bobby that if it’s cash he needs, he has a business opportunity for him— he owns a scrap metal business and offers to show Bobby the ropes. For decades the Johns men have run psychic shops, but after this unsuccessful auction Bobby decides to expand his business empire with an investment in the scrap-yard.
Later that evening, Tina, Eric and his son, Val, go out to dinner. Tina and Eric have decided that Val will look for a wife at Jack and Sylvia’s anniversary party, although the idea is unpopular with Val. On the car ride home Val tells his father that he won’t be forced into marriage, while Eric worries that Val is going to disgrace the family. He tells Val that love is a myth, and that he has to put family first.
At the first scrapyard Bobby learns lesson one: dress the part. His leather jacket and white t-shirt are not ideal for a day of scrapping. But he throws on a pair of gloves and gets to it anyway with John. At the second scrapyard, Bobby expresses his distaste with manual labor. John tells him to just wait, and that it’ll be worth it once they cash out. And it is, they end up leaving with over ten grand. Bobby’s in— as long as John keeps it a secret.
It all comes to a head when Nicky comes back into town and Jack and Sylvia celebrate their 15th anniversary with a traditional Gypsy pakiff where all of their family and friends have gathered together. Will Val succeed in finding a wife? And will Bobby continue with his son-in-law’s scrapping business? Tune in to find out!
Don’t miss American Gypsies: Love for Sale on Tuesday, August 14th at 8P et/pt.