The most emotional part of her comeback was when Teresa saw her husband, Joe Giudice, and their four girls. When Teresa pulled up to the house on Dec. 23, 2015 -- the day of her release -- she was able to slip into her home undetected and had a sweet moment with Joe, before seeing the kids.
"Hi, honey. Welcome home," he said.
After bursting into tears, Teresa responded, "I missed my house, and I missed you." The two hugged and kissed before she added, "I can't believe I'm home!"
Although her family was beyond grateful to see her, throughout the episode it was clear that the 44-year-old cookbook author's homecoming brought up a few concerns for her brother, Joe Gorga, and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga.
"I've done everything I possibly can," Joe said during the show. "But I'm still not feeling that brotherly and sisterly love."
"I haven't seen or talked to my sister-in-law for a year," Melissa explained. "If she comes home and it doesn't start off right from the very beginning, I don't know if there's going to be much hope for us."
The season premiere also revealed that Teresa had written letters to both her sister-in-law (where she talked about cookies for their Christmas Eve party) and Jacqueline Laurita to try and ease any tension before she came back to town.
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The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Sunday nights on Bravo at 8 p.m. ET/PT.