Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola makes her ‘Jersey Shore’ return: ‘Sorry I’m late’

The sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet is back.

MTV dropped the first look at Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola’s highly anticipated return to the “Jersey Shore” franchise Thursday night.

“Have you told the girls that you DM’ed me?” Giancola, 36, asks co-star Angelina Pivarnick in the preview.

Pivarnick, also 36, then responds, “No.”

The cast’s mouths collectively drop once the ladies step inside.

“Holy s—t,” says Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, while Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio exclaims, “What the f—k?!”

Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola on "Family Shore: Family Vacation"
Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola makes her return to the “Jersey Shore” franchise.

In an ensuing confessional, DelVecchio, 42, expresses even more shock over Giancola’s participation in MTV’s “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” reboot.

“Is this real? Are you a hologram?” he asks. “Is this AI?”

Despite her extended reality TV hiatus, Giancola seemingly wastes no time inserting herself in drama.

Jenni "JWoww" Farley on "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation"
Giancola’s arrival shocks her castmates, including Jenni “JWoww” Farley.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino on "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation"
“Holy s—t,” says Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.
Vinny Guadagnino Hon "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation"
Vinny Guadagnino’s mouth was agape at the sight of Giancola.

“Why are you being messy coming for me now?” she asks at one point, though it’s unclear who she is addressing.

In a separate scene, Giancola verbally annihilates another unidentified cast member.

“Can you let me talk?! … You talk so much! Just shut up,” she shouts before adding, “Hold on. Don’t make it messier.”

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi Hon "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation"
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi appears upset in the new “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” preview.

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While it remains uncertain if Giancola’s presence is causing Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Deena Cortese strife, the latter two “Jersey Shore” ladies appear to lose it in future episodes.

“I don’t want to be here,” Polizzi, 35, says through tears.

Later, Cortese, 36, threatens to leave. “I need to go home,” she says, sobbing, “Give me the f—king keys. Just let me go home!”

The OG cast of "Jersey Shore" posing at an event
Prior to her return, Giancola had been the only “Jersey Shore” OG who was not a part of “Family Vacation,” which premiered in April 2018.
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Meanwhile, Giancola remains unbothered. “I am still the sweetest bitch you’ll ever meet,” she tells the camera.

Giancolo notably does not appear onscreen with her ex Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, who also makes his return in the clip. (He previously exited the series to focus on his mental health and sobriety.)

“I feel good, bro,” Ortiz-Magro, 37, tells Sorrentino, 40.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola posing at an event
Giancola’s ex Ronnie Ortiz-Magro also makes his return in the sneak peek — but doesn’t appear on camera with the brunette beauty.

MTV revealed in March that Giancola had joined the spinoff. Prior to her return, she had been the only “Jersey Shore” OG who was not a part of “Family Vacation,” which premiered in April 2018.

Earlier this month, a source told Page Six that she filmed “Family Vacation” scenes with her new boyfriend, Justin May, at Italian restaurant Reggiano’s of Celebration in Kissimmee, Fla.

“Sam seemed to fit right back in with the group,” the spy told us, emphasizing that Giancola “looked really happy” with May.

Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Justin May sitting together on a couch.
She’s been dating May since August 2021.

She began dating the hunky fitness pro in August 2021 following her broken engagement to Christian Biscardi.

“Justin is a big part of Sam’s life, so of course she wants to let viewers in,” another insider shared. “He’s gotten along well with the cast.”

“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

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