Things got real for The Real Housewives of New Jersey Sunday night.
Breast cancer survivor Amber Marchese received stressful news after going to see her doctor for her five-year checkup.
"This is always a time of stress … you always fear the worst," Marchese said at church during Lent before her tests. "I'm always praying I'm healthy and have a long life with my children."
However, "the tests were inconclusive," an emotional Marchese told her husband after her doctor called about her bloodwork. "He wanted me to return for more testing … that's never happened. If I have a relapse, it doesn't look so good. You know that."
Apollo, no he didn't.
After months of reading about the legal woes facing Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe – including her pleading guilty to four counts of fraud – viewers were finally able to see the drama that went on behind the scenes on Sunday's Real Housewives of New Jersey.
The most heartbreaking moment came when the Giudices' 13-year-old daughter, Gia, broke down, telling her mother she understood everything that was happening.
"I obviously know what's going on," Gia said. "I'm old enough to understand."
It won't be long before the ladies – and the drama – of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are back.
"We're still filming. We're right in the thick of it," Kyle Richards tells PEOPLE about Season 5 of the reality show. "I think it's going to be a very exciting season. There's some new people on the show that we already have existing relationships with."
Although Richards, 45, remains tight-lipped about who is joining the Housewives cast, she says not everyone is getting along.
Ramona Singer's 19-year-old daughter Avery isn't happy with her father, the Real Housewives of New York star tells PEOPLE.
The Real Housewives of New York City reunion – and season – ended Tuesday with little drama but mega-closure, with the women addressing their core issues with one another.
Ramona Singer – who announced her marriage to Mario was officially over – and Sonja Morgan addressed their season-long bickering over Morgan's financial issues and business endeavors – a relationship host Andy Cohen termed their "Frick and Frack-tion".
"I should have kept my mouth shut," Singer said to Morgan in a rare apology. "It was wrong."