The Real Housewives of Orange County Episode Guides
In the season finale, Jeana Keough has her first real date. Finally, Lynne Curtin's daughter loves her new BMW, but hates paying for gas.
Why Are You Being So Mean to Me?
Tamra's son, Ryan, sees an opportunity to make his move on a very drunk Gretchen Rossi, leaving the rest of the ladies to worry and wonder about Gretchen's well-being. Lynne Curtin works on her budding jewelry design business. But when Vicki Gunvalson accuses her of not knowing how to work, Lynne goes out of her way to prove Vicki wrong. Meanwhile, Jeana Keough finally moves her ex-husband, Matt, out of the house, and over lunch, when Gretchen confides in the women about her finances, it sparks a heated argument between Lynne and Vicki.
Hold Onto Your Daddies
Tamra's husband, Simon, quit his job at the Mercedes dealership and is now working on his own business from home. With Simon at home all of the time, the couple seems to have lost their spice, so Tamara decides to go on a sexy shopping spree to heat things up. Meanwhile, Gretchen talks her fiancé, Jeff, into going motorcycle shopping. Some how, Jeana Keough still manages to make money selling off her friends distressed properties, especially with the market going down the toilet. Lauri Peterson's daughter is trying to start a new skincare business, Vicki and Donn Gunvalson have a date night, and The ladies are unpleasant to new girl Gretchen during a day trip to the Sonya Dakar spa.
Are They for Real
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.
And They're Off
Jeff remains in the hospital when Gretchen Rossi's 5K diamond encrusted engagement ring arrives in the mail. While Vicki Gunvalson is attending a convention in Florida, her son, Michael, decides to have a pool party. Later, Jeana meets with her new employer and ex-husband, Gary Tomasina. Meanwhile, Tamra Barney and Lauri Peterson have lunch to catch up. The ladies attend the opening day at Del Mar Racetrack. Lynne Curtin looks forward to getting to know the other housewives better, but Vicki and Tamra snub both Lynne and Gretchen, while Lynne makes the best of it and bonds with Jeana.
You Just Don't Get It
While her fiancé is in the hospital, Gretchen Rossi lifts her spirits by hosting a burlesque party at her home. Vicki Gunvalson and her family tour a million dollar yacht that she hopes to buy despite her daughter Briana's protest. Life without their father around pushes Jeana Keough's kids, Colton and Kara, to grow up quickly and seek out other paternal figures. Meanwhile, Tamra Barney's son, Ryan, has an abrupt change of career aspirations much to Tamra and Simon's surprise. New housewife Lynne Curtin is introduced and we meet her husband and two precocious teenage daughters, Raquel and Alexa. The eldest, Raquel, pushes her parents into having a huge 18th birthday blowout bash at their house. Vicki, Jeana and Tamra try to have a girls night out but a discussion about marriage and ex-husbands turns into a contentious situation between Vicki and Jeana.
The Girls Want to Come Out and Play
Vicki Gunvalson and Jeana Keough go on a road trip to Chicago to visit Vicki's friends from high school, and former housewife, Kimberly Bryant. Jeana and Vicki attend Jeana's son's baseball game in Kane County, IL. When Shane mistreats Jeana, Vicki and Kimberly defend their friend. With Jeff in the hospital, Gretchen Rossi needs to secure her financial future. Meanwhile, Tamra Barney invites her brothers over to talk about their feelings regarding their parents' recent divorce. Tamra's mother finally undergoes her face-lift. Later, Lynne Curtin decides to throw a cocktail party. At the party, Lynne's underage daughter makes good use of the bar.
Tamra and Simon Barney celebrate their ten-year wedding anniversary with a weekend getaway in Napa, and they invite Vicki and Donn Gunvalson to join them. While Tamra and Simon enjoy a romantic weekend of wine tasting, grape-stomping and gourmet dining, Vicki struggles just to be civil to Donn. Envious of Tamra and Simon's relationship, Vicki concludes that her "love tank" is empty and she's uncertain if Donn can fill it. Although her husband, Matt, is still in her house, Jeana Keough is making an effort to re-build her life post-separation with the encouragement of her family and her trainer, John Ellis. Gretchen Rossi and Jeff attend the Indianapolis 500. With his history in the automotive and racing car industry, Jeff's status provides access and privilege that very few people have at the races. Gretchen rubs elbows, exchanges a few kisses, and rides along with the Indy 500 royalty. Meanwhile, a horrible turn of events threatens Lauri Peterson's fairytale life with George.
Are We There Yet?
Jeana and her daughter drive to Berkley. Tamra Barney visits her dad in Iowa, and Gretchen Rossi visits her college friend when she returns to Dallas.
Vicki visits her family in Chicago, Gretchen takes care of her fiance and Tamra takes an etiquette class.
First, Lynne Curtin seeks her mother's advice on how to be a better parent. Meanwhile, Jeana Keough heads back to Wisconsin to check in on her family, while Jeff makes his way home from the hospital.
Gretchen asks Jeff's children to come out from Michigan and rotate visits to their father's bedside. Vicki accompanies Briana to the Red Cross to donate blood even though she is terrified of needles. Kara gets a summer job at a local boutique and Lynne frantically anticipates "the perfect" 18th birthday for her demanding daughter, Raquel. Finally, Lynne meets the other housewives for the first time at Orange County's hip new restaurant. Within minutes of arriving, Lynne makes a misstep that leads to some very awkward exchanges.
120 in the Shade
Jeana Keough, Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney go to Lake Havasu for the Fourth of July, but when Jeana brings Vicki's nemesis, Frankie, Vicki feels betrayed and refuses to speak to Jeana. Later, Ryan reveals his latest tattoo in the strangest of places, which causes Tamra to have a meltdown. Meanwhile, Gretchen Rossi vacations with her family in the Central California mountains at Bass Lake but is devastated when she gets the news that Jeff is not doing well in the hospital. Lynne Curtin prepares for her daughter, Raquel's, upcoming 18th birthday party. An incident at her home spray-tan party tests Lynne's patience when Raquel has a spoiled brat fit.
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