The Real Housewives of Orange County Episode Guides
Stranger Things Have Happened
The women all find themselves dealing with lingering drama from last year. As Vicki finalizes her divorce, she's focused on putting the house up for sale and spending time with her new man, Brooks. Alexis has a new job as a morning news show correspondent, and after a three-year feud, Tamra and Gretchen meet to bury the hatchet once and for all. Tamra continues to sell real estate to make ends meet, and shows a very expensive property to filthy rich Heather Dubrow -- a former actress, now mother of four -- whom she later invites to a dinner party at Vicki's house. With tensions high and patience low, Peggy and Alexis come face to face for the first time since last year's bombshell revelation that Peggy dated Alexis' husband.
At Vicki's tension-filled dinner party, Peggy and Alexis reach a boiling point, and Peggy decides to close the chapter on her friendship with Alexis and the other women. Gretchen poses for a nude photo shoot for a charitable cause, while OC's newest housewife, Heather, has it all and isn't afraid to let everyone know it. Meanwhile, Vicki and Tamra go on an overnight trip to Catalina with their boyfriends that nearly ends before it begins when Tamra overreacts and puts Brooks in an embarrassing situation.
Who's Laughing Now
Tamra tries to convince Vicki that her friendship with Gretchen won't overshadow their bond, while on the other side of town, Alexis and Heather meet for a doomed lunch to try and work out their differences. Vicki and her daughter Briana have a heart-to-heart about Vicki's new boyfriend, and Briana informs her mother of an upcoming surgery she must undergo. Slade is trying out a new career -- comedy -- and against Gretchen's wishes, his routine at the Improv is laden with Housewife-insulting jokes.
The Honeymoon Is Over
New housewife Heather throws a "painting party" to get to know the ladies better. Alexis and Vicki make snide remarks to Gretchen and Tamra about their budding friendship, and Alexis is green with envy of Heather's picture-perfect life. After the party, Gretchen and Slade dig up questionable information about Vicki's new boyfriend that is sure to send shockwaves through the O.C.
The Party's Over
Slade and some of the OC men bring drama to the Bunco Party; Alexis gets a nose job; Vicki tears the worst about her daughter; Briana's surgery.
He Said What?
Heather tells Tamra that she and Vicki were the butt of Slade's jokes in his insulting comedy routine, and Tamra doesn't think it's funny at all. At Tamra's '80s-themed Bunco Party, a friend brings up Slade's jokes and a simmering controversy explodes into full-on conflict. While Gretchen jumps to Slade's defense, Tamra tries to diffuse the situation by revealing a surprise -- much to Vicki's horror.
Under the Knife
Alexis gets surgery on her nose; Briana's surgery goes worse than expected; Gretchen gets nervous preparing for her Las Vegas debut.
Vicki finally gets answers about Briana's health, while Alexis endures the agony of getting her nose cast removed. Meanwhile, Tamra, Gretchen, and Heather participate in a "Mud Run" for charity, and injuries are a plenty. Finally, filled with unexpected emotion, Tamra hesitates when finalizing her divorce from Simon.
Bowling for Champs
Eddie stands by Tamra through her surgery; Jim wants Alexis to be a stay-at-home mom again; Heather invites the girls to a bowling party.
The Orange County 'Wives go camping or, more accurately, "glamping."
What's New Pussycat?
Heather goes to Hollywood for an audition; Alexis hires a coach; the ladies go to Las Vegas to watch Gretchen perform.
Gretchen performs; Alexis continues to pursue her career; Heather and Terry join Gretchen and Slade for dinner; Vicki takes Briana and Ryan out to dinner.
Whine & Cheese
Slade has a talk with Gretchen's dad; Vicki and Tamra host a formal wine party; Vicki forces a meeting between Brooks and Briana.
Happily Never After
Slade's engagement ring shopping plans; Alexis throws a birthday party for her twins; Tamra gets a tattoo removed; Vicki and Briana fight.
Brooks tries to support Vicki; Tamara and Slade hash out their past; Gretchen and Slade go to couple's counseling.
Rumble in the Jungle
The Housewives travel to Costa Rica; Vicki's erratic behavior has the other ladies worried; Alexis is confronted on her phony lifestyle.
The ladies' getaway in Costa Rica turns tense when Alexis responds to accusations aimed at her by Heather and Tamra. Elsewhere, the wives embark on a white-water-rafting adventure, but it's a shaken Vicki who makes waves.
Will He or Won't He?
Alexis faces her biggest test yet: reporting on-location for her final Fox 5 news segment, while Vicki pushes Brooks to fix his teeth. Meanwhile, Gretchen accidentally uncovers Slade's plan to propose, leading to a confrontation that puts them over the edge. Then, Tamra gets a shock of her own when Eddie surprises her with a romantic trip to Bora Bora, leaving her wondering what he's got up his sleeve.
Finale Part I: Let Them Eat Cake
All the women get together to celebrate Heather's new last name. During the extravagant party, tension arises when Alexis encounters the women for the first time since the Costa Rica trip. Later, all-out madness erupts when someone commits the ultimate party foul forcing everything and everyone to spin out of control.
Reunion, Part 1
Part one of the reunion, hosted by Andy Cohen.The Orange County wives reunite to cast light on the issues and madness of Season 7.
Finale Part II: Are You in or Out?
The drama continues at Heather's luxurious bash in this season's finale.Tamra and Gretchen rekindle their new friendship with a heartfelt gift. Alexis' husband, Jim, crashes the party to confronts Heather's husband, Terry, about calling Alexis names, while Brooks instigates the fight between Vicki and Tamra that leaves the future of their friendship in doubt.
Reunion, Part 2
The Lost Footage
Browse More Television: