"Hurricane Situation" keeps promising he's coming straight for "Snooki Island," but it may be The Situation's best friend — Jonny "The Unit" Manfre — who gets into a smackdown with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi on the fifth season premiere of "Jersey Shore" (Thursday, 10 p.m., MTV).
The Unit — who bills himself on Twitter as "half man … half douche" — first entered the situation, so to speak, last season, during phone conversations with The Situation. The Situation claims The Unit is his witness to an alleged hookup with Snooki, a rendezvous that she denied during the "Shore" gang's excursion to Italy for season four.
In a preview of the season premiere, the action has returned to the beach, and we see Snooki and The Unit get testy with each other in — where else? — a bar:
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