‘Jersey Shore’ Season Premiere: Meet The Situation’s BFF, The Unit (Video)

The Situation's pal visits the "Jersey Shore" house and threatens to stir up trouble for Snooki and her boyfriend

"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.

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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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