And finally we come to Gretchen's big event, her parents' 40th wedding anniversary. She certainly showed us that going over the top to celebrate the important people in your life is definitely worthwhile, and kudos to her for pulling the whole thing off. Her parents looked genuinely touched, and it was definitely an "Awww" moment.
But Gretchen also taught us that even while you're busy planning a surprise party, one should always be dressed to impress. Note the look she rocked simply for writing a to-do list at home:
How these ladies find the time and energy to get glamorous for each and every thing they do is still one of the biggest Housewives' Unsolved Mysteries.
Be sure to tune in next week when Alexis addresses the rumors about her house being in foreclosure.