'Jersey Shore': Sammi and Ronnie are over. So what else is new?

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jersey-shore-0825.jpg "Jersey Shore" again found its dramatic center on Thursday (Aug. 25) when the focus returned to starcrossed lovers Ronnie and Sammi. We knew their tender reunion wouldn't last, we just didn't think it would be over this quick.

This time, though, the couple's combat-fed passion created some collateral damage in the form of Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, who was unwittingly drawn in to their latest tangle.

It was just a week ago in TV time (so we're guessing less than 24 hours on the ground in Florence) that Ron and Sam had a heart to heart, re-declared their love for each other and got back together, each extolling the maturity and changes in the other wrought by five months apart.

And, indeed, it was impressive when Ronnie struck out on his own to buy Sam some trashy dresses and a big belt. He's never done that before. What, we thought as we watched, could ever keep these two crazy kids apart?

Turns out the answer was only a commercial break away: Sammi's drunken jealousy. According to Ron, she shot him a look when some Italian hottie tried to dance up on him (or 3 feet away from him) at yet another surprisingly cheesy Florence nightclub. And that, for the muscle-bound lover, was enough to set off a major 'roid rage.

Somehow, though, Sammi managed to deflect Ronnie's wrath onto The Situation. How? By snitching on him for snitching on Ronnie who (pre-Sammi reunion) drunkenly boasted that he could get 5 girls back to the house with him.

Of course, the episode ended just as the fisticuffs erupted. We'll be ready for Sunday's (Aug. 28) special pre-VMA episode to find out what happens.

Fistpump: Vinny gets big ups for asking Ronnie if he and Sammi were already fighting when "you just got back together five minutes ago."

The ultimate diss: Apparently, dragging someone's mattress out of a group room is tantamount to an Amish shun or being turned out of a wolf pack. It happened twice on Thursday's show -- once (jokingly) to Deena for her bi-curious chick-snatching and again to The Situation after Ronnie found out he'd been trash-talking him to Sam.
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