Gretchen's knockout good looks bring out Vicki's cattiness, who says: "We now have a lot of competition - I think if she tries too hard it will be bad." Gretchen's fiancé, Jeff, takes her diamond shopping and Gretchen enjoys his attention and affection. Meanwhile, Vicki contemplates selling her Havasu house to buy a new yacht, which incites a household conflict of money versus family. Lauri continues her fairytale romance with her new husband, George, and Tamra takes her mom to her favorite plastic surgeon for a little treatment. Also, Jeana begins her new life as a single and sexy woman and decides that it's time for an update - so she redecorates.
Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson and Jeana Keough are still rattled over meeting blonde bombshell Gretchen Rossi. But tensions escalate even more when the newest housewife, Lynne Curtin, attempts to join the clique. Lynne and her husband of over 18 years, Frank, are happily married and own a beautiful seaside home in Laguna Beach, Calif., where they enjoy every minute of their active Southern California lifestyle. A former gymnast, Lynne is an avid surfer, runner, horseback rider and kick-boxer - and she has the toned body to prove it. Lynne does her best to keep control of her outspoken teenage girls - Raquel, 18, and Alexa, 16 - but her desire to be a friend to them often interferes with her lackluster disciplinary efforts. Lynne's laid-back philosophy on life flows into her lax parenting style: "I want to be the cool mom" I don't want to say no.".