Gabby and Victor are also walking over, Victor all excited about the news on his Blackberry that the wife of a potential political rival just got picked up for shoplifting. Gabby doesn't share his excitement. "I'm just glad I don't have to worry about you pulling crap like that," he says. "Yeah, you're lucky," Gabby anvils. Hate for her to have anything in her past like statutory rape or something.
Inside the party, Bree and Gabby are wasting no time in grilling Katherine, who's playing it cool and declining to discuss her first marriage. Point to Katherine, and Bree is conciliatory in freshening the new neighbor's drink. Half a point to Bree. Edie swans by, shedding her coat to reveal a flashy strapless number, and faking a slipped contact as a pretext for flashing the rock on her finger. Edie fake-flusters that she promised her fiancée not to say anything. But she's said enough, and Gabby storms off. A late-arriving Susan happily greets Gabby, and then Katherine, and then to Bree, she says, "You! Come with me."
Outside, Gabby confronts Carlos over his secret engagement to Edie, and says they're done. And she doesn't have to settle for Victor, either. "This waits for no man," she boasts, indicating the dress she's wearing that has even less material than Edie's, even prorating for their height differential. So then Carlos goes inside to confront Edie over her buying herself an engagement ring. "It's been three days, Carlos," Edie eye-rolls. "How long was I supposed to wait?" Edie says Carlos can pay her back later. "Count on it," Carlos assures her darkly.
In the kitchen, Susan is scrubbing herself down in the kitchen, and dressing down Bree about the OB: "When I saw the ant traps on his speculum tray? I thought you and I should have a talk." She wants to know why Bree sent her there. Bree, at a loss, just says she can't tell Susan what's going on, because it's private. Susan's like, "So are the parts of me I think he snapped with his camera phone!" and flounces out of the kitchen to go throw her party.
Carlos gets off his cell phone with his...um, contractor...and sits down, just in time to watch Gabby putting on a big show of flirting with Adam. Carlos ends up putting his drink down hard enough to smash the glass. As for Katherine, her wine doesn't even tremble, which is much scarier. She confronts Adam in the hallway, dropping a mention of Chicago, and all he agrees to do is catch up with her drinks-wise. And then Edie comes up to assure Katherine that it's really all Gabby's fault. Katherine settles in to hear all about Gabby's "reputation." Those of us who didn't actually see the first three seasons might appreciate a little refresher as well, but I don't get one.