The ‘Jersey Shore’ Gang Leaves Italy in the Season 4 Finale … and You Should Watch

The Situation threatens not to return to Seaside Heights for season 5 when his housemates attack him for his pot-stirring ways

Could Thursday night’s season finale be our last chance to see the whole “Jersey Shore” gang together?

As the Jersey crew prepares to pack up and leave Italy to return to the more tanned shores of Jersey, the brewing meltdown between Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and the rest of the housemates bubbles over to the point where he threatens not to show up at the Seaside Heights house where the show filmed its fifth season.

Spoiler alert: Sorrentino was photographed filming at the Seaside Heights house for season five, so the threat appears to be an empty one.

Read more: ‘Jersey Shore’ Bro War: Ronnie Pummels the Situation (Video)

Another spoiler: The season finale finds tempestuous twosome Sammi and Ronnie spending time in the smush room, but he’s already spilled the beans that they have since, again, broken up.

And those self-proclaimed “meatballs,” Snooki and Deena, who’ve spent most of their time in beautiful Italy only adding to the stereotype of ugly Americans? They bid Florence adieu by dreaming of getting frisky … with a well-endowed statue

Read more: ‘Jersey Shore’ Star Vinny: Sex With Snooki Is Like ‘Making Love to a Meatball’ (Video).

The show, which premiered in August to 8.8 million viewers, saw its ratings drop to 6.47 million, according to Nielsen, for last week’s penultimate season four installment. It was a sharp move that the network rushed season five — scheduled to premiere in February — into production before season four even premiered.

It’s clear the cast’s 15 minutes are finally ticking down, so, as guilty and in need of a long, hot shower as you may feel later, enjoy their wacky antics while you can.

 “Jersey Shore” airs tonight at 10/9c p.m. on MTV, followed by a reunion special at 11/10c.