The Real Housewives of Orange County

2005 • BRAVO
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Season 5 episodes (17)

1 When Times Get Tough, The Tough Go Shopping
11/5/09
The fifth season of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" kicks off with Vicki Gunvalson enjoying life, traveling, working hard and strengthening her relationship with her husband, Donn. Jeana Keough's business has collapsed under the weight of the sagging economy and she's forced to economize - something she admits she's not very good at doing. Tensions between Tamra Barney and her husband, Simon, are high as they also deal with financial woes including the possible sale of their house. Gretchen Rossi is trying to move on with her life in the wake of her late fiancée's death and is dating again. Everyone is on edge as the ladies come together to support Lynne Curtin's private jewelry show. Though both Tamra and Gretchen vow to get along it doesn't take long for the name-calling and insult-hurling to get under way.
2 Friends, Enemies, and Husbands
11/12/09
Lynne Curtin's private showing for the ladies of her cuff line comes to a screeching halt thanks to a heated fight between rivals Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi. The camps divide, with Tamra unloading her feelings on her friend, Vicki Gunvalson, while Gretchen tells her side of the story to Jeana Keough and Lynne. But Lynne is feeling her loyalties pull in two directions now that she and Tamra Barney have grown closer. Meanwhile, Simon sells a luxury car to an acquaintance and his wife - Jim and Alexis Bellino - and he invites them on a double date so Alexis can meet Tamra.
3 It Ends in Coto de Caza
11/19/09
Jeana Keough makes the gut-wrenching decision to pull back from spending so much time with the Housewives in order to concentrate more on her real estate business, which is struggling in a sagging economy.
4 It's All About Choices
12/3/09
As Vicki Gunvalson's daughter, Briana, recovers from her breakup with her high school sweetheart, Vicki tries to set her up with the son of one of her insurance colleagues. Simon and Tamra Barney attend a BBQ party at the Gunvalson's. Meanwhile, Gretchen Rossi flies to Michigan to visit with her deceased fiancé's kids. Back in Orange County, Lynne Curtin and her family settle into their new home in Laguna Beach. New housewife Alexis Bellino and her husband, Jim, have their weekly date night to reconnect with each other where he surprises her with a special gift.
5 Friends, Facelifts, and Florida
12/10/09
Vicki Gunvalson is focused on repairing her marriage to Donn and schemes a big surprise to celebrate their upcoming 15th wedding anniversary. Alexis Bellino is raising her twin, 20-month old girls to know the importance of keeping up their good looks and decides they are old enough to have their first mani/pedi at a nail salon. It's plastic surgery day for the Curtins when Lynne undergoes a face-lift, while her oldest daughter Raquel has a bump removed from her nose. Meanwhile, Tamra Barney jumps back into the real estate game by showing her first house in several years. Also, Vicki travels to Florida for an insurance convention and invites all the Housewives to join her for a ladies-only getaway. But, Alexis tells Gretchen that if she goes on Vicki's Florida girl trip, Jim will definitely be accompanying her. Gretchen begins to wonder about everyone's confining relationships.
6 All Girls Weekend
12/17/09
The women prep, pack and proceed to their weekend in Florida-but trip planner Vicki worries that the men in their lives will crash their all-female jaunt. Her fears are realized when Gretchen's boyfriend-none other than Slade Smiley-arrives and Simon tags along. Meanwhile, Alexis joins the gang a day late, and divisions begin to form.
7 Love and War
1/7/10
After a tumultuous year, Vicki Gunvalson has a romantic surprise in store for her husband, Donn. Alexis Bellino and her husband, Jim, get their three small kids ready for church. Although they enjoy the finer things in life, they feel justified because they are very generous with their donations to their church and a number of charities. Tamra Barney and her husband Simon rehash their recent trip to Florida and disagree about whether or not Tamra should let Gretchen back into her life. Lynne Curtin agrees to allow Gretchen to take her teenage daughter Alexa shopping.
8 Let Bygones Be Bygones
1/14/10
Lynne Curtin meets Gretchen Rossi to discuss the conversation she had with Lynne's teen daughter, Alexa, about her alleged drinking and depression. Vicki invites Tamra to an "all girls" slumber party at her house. Vicki is excited to host a girls-only slumber party to make up for the fact that the men crashed the recent girls trip to Ft. Lauderdale. Later, Vicki surprises her friends by bringing in a psychic who reads their auras and they are caught off guard by some of his insightful readings.
9 No Boundaries
1/21/10
Alexis Bellino and Tamra Barney continue to grow closer and meet for a game of tennis. After the match, the ladies talk about Gretchen Rossi's upcoming Tupperware party and Alexis is shocked to learn that the two are still feuding. Later, Gretchen and her boyfriend, Slade Smiley, go to the Del Mar races with Alexis and her husband, Jim, where the discussion turns to the ongoing argument between the ladies which Alexis is determined to mediate.
10 I Can't Stop
1/28/10
The summer is coming to an end and Tamra Barney shares that she is ready to resolve her marriage issues, fully aware that their kids are feeling the tension at home. Gretchen Rossi is preparing for an upcoming trade show where she will debut her new makeup line, Gretchen Christine Beaute. Meanwhile, Lynne Curtin visits her mom to get some advice on her teen daughters, particularly her 16-year-old, Alexa. Alexis Bellino tells her husband, Jim, that she would like to throw a cooking party for the Housewives, admitting that the party is just an excuse to get Tamra and Gretchen in the same room and see if she can get the ladies to finally be friends.
11 Nothing Is As It Seems
2/4/10
Now that Tamra Barney's marriage is feeling more stable, she decides to get Simon's name tattooed on her ring finger. Vicki Gunvalson and her husband weather a date night filled with typical Vicki mishaps. Lynne Curtin calls Alexis Bellino to apologize for her recent behavior at Alexis' cooking party. After the debacle at the cooking party, Gretchen Rossi and her boyfriend, Slade, discuss the state of her friendship with Lynne. The Curtins' housewarming starts off on a good note, but that doesn't last too long when a heated argument breaks out between Simon and Vicki.
12 You Can Dish It, But You Can't Take It
2/11/10
Lynne Curtin's daughters, Raquel and Alexa, are home alone when a stranger knocks on the door and hands Raquel an eviction notice. Vicki Gunvalson hears terrifying health news about her daughter, Brianna. Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi meet for dinner and discuss Lynne's housewarming party the night before. The ladies head to San Francisco for a girls weekend away. At dinner that night, everyone is annoyed by Alexis' non-stop phone calls and texting with Jim at the table. The ladies begin the next day with a round of shopping followed by a beautiful water front lunch. Vicki takes a business call at the lunch table and this rubs Alexis the wrong way and she confronts Vicki about her comments over the previous night's calls to Jim.
13 Let's Bow Our Heads and Pray
2/18/10
The ladies are finishing their lunch in San Francisco. What started out as a fight between Alexis Bellino and Vicki Gunvalson ends up with everyone taking the opportunity to tell Vicki just what they think of her. Back in Orange County, Lynne's daughter, Raquel, tells her friends about the family's eviction. Tamra Barney and Vicki try to figure out where their friendship stands. Alexis and her husband, Jim, invite their pastor and his wife to breakfast. They talk about the role of modern day Christians and how Alexis feels judged for her beauty and looks. Gretchen and her boyfriend, Slade Smiley, are off to Palm Springs for a weekend getaway with her parents. It's Tamra's 42nd birthday and her husband, Simon, takes her out for a romantic dinner.
14 This Is How We Do It In the O.C.
2/25/10
After the tongue-lashing Vicki Gunvalson felt she endured from the other girls during their San Francisco trip, she seeks comfort from her old, tattered friendship with Jeana Keough. Alexis Bellino's mom is visiting and she takes her to see her plastic surgeon. Lynne Curtin is staying with her mother while she figures things out in regards to her marriage with Frank. Gretchen Rossi's long time makeup artist and current business partner, Ronn Ann, discuss preparations for the upcoming Women's Empowerment Expo where Gretchen will unveil her new makeup line. During Tamra's birthday dinner Simon seems very anxious and irritable.
15 Is That All There Is?
3/4/10
It's the final party of the summer and as Tamra Barney and her husband, Simon, get ready the tension between them reaches the breaking point. Vicki Gunvalson and Donn's relationship, however, is stronger than ever. Housewives past and present gather to celebrate the end of another summer in beautiful Orange County. Gretchen Rossi and her boyfriend, Slade Smiley, show up at the party wearing coordinating white outfits. Alexis Bellino and her husband, Jim, invite the Curtins to join them at their church, hoping it will help the situation with their daughters. As the party continues Tamra is in the midst of a major meltdown and pulls her friend, Vicki, aside to fill her in on her earlier blowup with Simon. She admits that she can't take his controlling behavior anymore.
16 Reunion Special, Pt 1
3/8/10
Hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen, the reunion will bring all of the women together again on one stage: Tamra Barney, Alexis Bellino, Lynne Curtin, Vicki Gunvalson and Gretchen Rossi.
17 Reunion Special, Pt 2
3/11/10
Hosted by Bravo's Andy Cohen, the reunion will bring all of the women together again on one stage: Tamra Barney, Alexis Bellino, Lynne Curtin, Vicki Gunvalson and Gretchen Rossi.

About this show

Welcome to one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Southern California. Go behind the gates and meet the women who hold the keys. The Real Housewives of Orange County. Bravo introduces you to five women who are living lives of privilege and indulgence, replete with gorgeous homes, privileged offspring and fabulous bling. See how the other half really lives as The Real Housewives discover their Garden of Eden may not be so perfect.
4.3
1.71K reviews
Jennifer Crongeyer
January 28, 2021
My favorite Housewives shows are New York City, Beverly Hills. I also like rhoc. But I would often turn it off because of how offensive Kelly Dodd is! She's really a disgusting person! If she's not cutting somebody else down she just can't be happy. She doesn't have confidence, she has arrogance. Truly disgusting, she has no self-awareness and she can never take any responsibility! She's always minimizing the damage that she does to other's. Each season I try to watch, but, inevitably, Kelly Dodd makes the show trashy and no fun!
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Jimie Lou Ashley
July 11, 2017
I don't believe Heather is disliked like Kelly says. Kelly needs to listen more before butting into people's live and. Be more concervered about her own life. Vikki has caused a LOT and she's trying to get symphony where she doesn't deserve it. Her dye knows. She also shouldn't commit on other people but herself. Trying to act like she didn't do anything
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A Google user
December 14, 2017
Just love watching these women act like spoiled kids n just keep fighting with each other.. Due to all tbe gossip. They like u one day n next thing you k ow someone done pushed someones button about their pass or what they think they know. Always running their mouths. But I love them all..
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