In the fifth season premiere, the OC wives clash at Lynne's dinner party.

PREMIERE: Nov 5, 2009, 12:00 AM
When Times Get Tough, The Tough Go Shopping

 

The fifth season of Bravo’s 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.