A lesson to all Housewives: if you have a naggging feeling that you shouldn't go to a party, maybe you shouldn't. Alexis' decision to tag along with Vicki for Tamra's gym blessing party turned out like you would have expected -- with lots and lots of yelling and Alexis admitting she had to start taking Xanax based on all the drama. Us too.
When Vicki got a bit confused about the age difference between two wine guides, she spilled exactly what she was thinking -- were they lovers? Nope, that's his daughter. This awkward moment is classic Gunvalson. Don't ever change Vick.
In the opposite of every MTV Sweet Sixteen-style reaction to a new car, Gretchen seemed genuinely moved by Slade's baller birthday gift of a Rolls Royce. (Until she asked him who was paying for it of course).
It was so touching to see Tamra finally hunt down the big bridal dress she deserves -- and to learn about how the gals get hoisted properly. Also, since there is never a dull shopping trip with Housewives, it was a great opportunity for Lauri to tell Vicki that Brooks might be dating a porn star.
When Vicki finally confronted Lauri about the cheating allegations you knew it was going to be epic. You just didn't realize is was going to be massive-blowout-on-the-side-of-a-mountain-in-full-ski-gear epic. It was so epic the rest of the ladies had to recover by making snow angels. Watch the insane fight again, you simply must.
fter years of will he or can he (based on his debt), plus a few other Housewives, Slade and Gretchen finally made it official when she proposed with a little help from a helicopter and a monster love ballad. Mazel you two!
Among all the fresh drama, we had a chance to look back at the plethora of parties, plastic surgery, and former fights in RHOC's iconic 100th Episode. Look back at the better (and occasionally worse) times again here.
Has a show with Reba McEntire ever caused so much drama in the lives of the Housewives? The casting snafu with Heather/Gretchen/Alexis spun more tiffs than one could imagine -- and will surely spawn many more in the reunion.
When Lydia and Alexis gathered with Vicki to listen to an episode of Slade's radio show, they found that he'd moved on from Mrs. Piggy to a nickname that's a little bit squarer and perhaps even less nice, "Tupperware Face."