Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Season 1 finale of Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Read at your own risk!
Jersey Shore Family Vacation has managed to entertain its audience all season, and while folks may have thought the series doesn't have much more to show after Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino proposed to his now-fiance Lauren, they thought wrong. No, we're not talking about the throwdown between Sitch and Ronnie teased in the season finale promo, but the crazy throwback just lurking over Pauly D's shoulder while he's DJing in the club. Vanessa the stalker is back in the final episode this season in what is by far the wildest callback to Jersey Shore the show has done.
Jersey Shore fans may remember Vanessa the stalker from Season 5 when the crew was back in Seaside Heights. Vanessa Sky Ellis was popping up all around town alongside the cast as they spent their time on vacation, and would almost always be wearing some sort of clothing that was a tribute to Pauly D. Fast forward to Jersey Shore Family Vacation, and JWoww spots Vanessa just behind Pauly as he's spinning the 1's and 2's in their final night in Miami. Will Pauly freak out? Will Vanessa get arrested? Is this just some elaborate producer stunt to cause some drama on the final night of filming?
The answer to all three is, surprisingly, probably not. Vanessa is a well-known celebrity follower and has made it her mission in life to get a selfie with as many celebrities as possible. Her Twitter profile is littered with pictures of her and people like Cher, Benedict Cumberbatch, and yes, Pauly D. Vanessa appears to have a particular soft spot for the Jersey Shore Family Vacation castmate and even posted a front row video from a DJ gig he played just a year ago to her Youtube channel:
In addition to that, Vanessa's Instagram profile picture is a picture of her, Pauly D, and Ronnie at an event that appears to be separate from the Season 1 finale of Jersey Shore Family Vacation and the concert in the video above, so chances are Pauly is pretty used to seeing her around by now. JWoww is too, apparently, although she doesn't appear to be as comfortable with Vanessa as she appeared to be actively ignoring the stalker in a video from 2013. Will JWoww be that cool after spotting Vanessa creeping behind Pauly at the club?