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# Image Title Airdate
01 120px When Times Get Tough, The Tough Get Blonder! November 5, 2009
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.
02 120px Friends, Enemies and Husbands November 12, 2009
Lynne's showing comes to a halt; a fight between Tamra and Gretchen forces the women to choose sides.
03 120px It Ends in Coto de Caza November 19, 2009
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; Alexis Bellino joins the cast of the Housewives.
04 120px It's All About Choices December 3, 2009
Briana recovers from her breakup; Simon
05 120px Friends, Facelifts and Florida December 10, 2009
Vicki schemes to surprise Donn for their anniversary; Alexis brings the twins for a mani-pedi; Lynne undergoes a face-lift; Tamra shows her first house in several years.
06 120px All Girls Weekend December 17, 2009
Vicki invites the housewives to a weekend in Florida, but there is tension when Alexis and Tamra invite Jim and Simon. Slade surprises Gretchen by arriving, also causing Vicki to alienate herself from the group.
07 120px Love and War January 7, 2010
Vicki has a romantic surprise for Donn; Alexis prepares her children for church; Tamra considers letting Gretchen into her life; Lynne allows Gretchen to take Alexa shopping.
08 120px Let Bygones, Be Bygones January 14, 2010
Lynne confronts Gretchen about overstepping her boundaries with Alexa; Vicki invites all of the housewives to a "girls only" slumber party at her house; Vicki invites a psychic to do readings where Tamra seeks guidance on her relationship with Ryan; The housewives decide to teepee Jeana's house.
09 120px No Boundaries January 21, 2010
Alexis and Tamra grow closer; Gretchen and Slade go to the races with Alexis and Jim; One of Gretchen's friends flirts with Alexis's husband, Jim; Lynne and Frank have trouble with Alexa going out too much.
10 120px I Can't Stop January 28, 2010
Marriage woes impact the Barneys and their children. Meanwhile, Gretchen anticipates the premiere of her makeup line. Lynne seeks advice from her mother about her daughters and Alexis decides to host a cooking party where Gretchen criticizes Lynne over her parenting, causing Lynne to break.
11 120px Nothing Is As It Seems February 4, 2010
Tamra gets Simon's name tattooed on her finger; Alexis and Jim go on a mini-getaway; Lynne hosts a dinner party where Vicki finds herself to be the target of Simon.
12 120px You Can Dish It But You Can't Take It February 11, 2010
Lynne receives an eviction notice; Vicki gets bad news about her daughter's health; Alexis and Gretchen meet for dinner. The girls go on a week-end getaway to San Francisco.
13 120px Let's Bow Our Heads and Pray February 18, 2010
Lynne and her family deal with eviction drama, Gretchen and Slade have a weekend getaway (with her parents!)
14 120px This Is How We Do It In The O.C. February 25, 2010
Vicki reunites with Jeana, Alexis takes her Midwest mom to the plastic surgeon, Lynne and Frank discuss their marriage, and Tamra celebrates her birthday.
15 120px Is This All There Is? March 4, 2010
Season 5 finale. The housewives prepare to attend the season finale party. Vicki, still hurt by the San Francisco trip, vows to stay clear of drama. Gretchen and Slade color-coordinate outfits, looking (according to Vicki) as the plastic toppers of a wedding cake. Lynn's daughters arrive at the party obviously under the influence, and Lynn excuses herself for knowing stating that the limo was big and she didn't know what her daughter's were up to. Tamra and Simon have a heated argument in the limo on the way to the party, with Tamra stating that she wants a divorce. The show ends with a recap of each housewife as is the tradition, and the last summary is that Tamra and Simon are divorcing.
16 120px Reunion, Part 1 (OC Season 5) March 10, 2010
The O.C. housewives come together to discuss the events of the fifth season of the show that started the franchise.
17 120px Reunion, Part 2 (OC Season 5) March 11, 2010
In the conclusion of a reunion episode, the reconvened Orange County wives recall the good, bad and ugly of Season 5. Andy Cohen hosts.