The final season of "Jersey Shore" began Oct. 4, and it looks like there will be a strong season ahead. Fans were treated to a two-hour premiere, meaning that everyone got to see more than just the gang arriving. This was expected to be the season of change, and it certainly was. Several of the roommates arrived with some major life changes, and that gives the sixth season a different feel. Given that, and a strong season premiere, the final season could be the best one yet. Here is a look at some of the highlights of the "Jersey Shore" premiere, and what they might mean for final season.
Big changes in MikeMike is the first to arrive at the house, and he decides to prepare a feast for the gang. As he makes clear multiple times in the episode, he's a new man that is trying to make amends. However, he might actually mean it this time. There was nothing sneaky or conniving about Mike at all in this episode. He apologizes for hurting each of his roommates, especially Snooki. Some are happy to hear it, but others remain skeptical about trusting him. Surprisingly, Mike understands that and says he's willing to wait. Meanwhile, he passes his first huge sobriety test when he visits Karma and doesn't drink. His roommates, most notably Pauly and Vinny, are proud of his will power. Of course, it's just one episode, and even Mike realizes that the summer is long. After watching him in this episode, it would be a shame if he loses the sobriety battle. His ongoing quest will be one of the most intriguing stories of the season.
Snooki's realization about the houseSnooki arrives at the shore house and picks her usual room. However, she quickly realizes that living in a party house is not the ideal situation for a woman that has been pregnant for six months. The mere fact that the roommates arrive home late from the club is enough to make her frustrated about the lack of sleep.
When you factor in the drama, it's a no-brainer that she'd want to live in a different house. After talking to Danny, Snooki decides to move into an apartment next door. She breaks the news to everyone, and they understand. In addition to the living situation, Snooki is also feeling bored with being pregnant. She misses the club scene, and mentions that several times to Jionni. Now that she's moving out, what will that mean in terms of hanging out with her friends? She says nothing will change, but most things already have.
The drama is still thereWith Mike and Snooki not fighting, the drama had to come from somewhere. Fortunately, Deena was able to provide it. She has a boyfriend named Chris, and she's having a very hard time being separated from him. She talks at length about missing him and breaks down crying multiple times about it. In fact, she even cries when Chris is with her. Based on the scenes from next week, this is going to be an ongoing plotline. With the way Vinny and JWoww expressed frustration with her tears in this episode, it's safe to assume that the roommates will run out of patience relatively fast.
The ultimate source of drama might be back with Ron and Sam -- surprise, surprise. Once again a couple, the two seem bent on continuing their streak of getting along. That changes the minute Ron gets some booze in him. He yells at Sam at Karma, this time because she didn't eat anything. It wasn't nearly as bad as their previous fights, and nothing happened after they got home; however, the potential for explosiveness is definitely there. With Mike and Snooki not really fighting, these two are ready to take back the baton once again.