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The ladies kick off an explosive 11th season with an epic boat party as Vicki fights to win the ladies back after a year of lies left her friendless and alone. Heather's mansion is still a work in progress, and so is her relationship with her husband Terry. Shannon's marriage is on more solid footing, so it's time to look for a new home. Meghan starts in vitro fertilization (IVF) with no help from husband Jimmy. And new housewife Kelly Dodd brings her big personality to the party, but her mouth gets her in trouble.
Heather travels to Turks and Caicos to help Terry reconnect with their kids, Tamra tries to save Ryan and Sarah's relationship. As Shannon continues to rebuild her relationship with David, Vicki does the same with her business. Later, Meghan invites the ladies over to her new house to demolish her kitchen; however it's Kelly who seems to smash her chances of friendship with the girls when she reveals she has befriended Vicki.
Vicki's daughter moves back, but the homecoming falls short of Vicki's expectations. Meanwhile, Meghan begins IVF shots and confronts her fear of needles in the process; and Kelly hosts a beach party, where Vicki and Tamra try to resolve their issues.
Kelly's beach bash moves indoors as Vicki and Shannon have an icy showdown about their friendship. Also, Meghan moves closer to starting a family; Briana lands in the hospital with a medical emergency; and Shannon makes a difficult decision about Vicki.
Shannon's 1970s-theme bash is lowlighted by a hot dispute about a rumor-packed past. Also: Vicki juggles work, babysitting duties, helping Briana and partying; Heather corners Terry about his parenting; and Meghan seeks support during her IVF treatments.
Following her party, Shannon pays a visit to Dr. Moon to remove toxins; Kelly tries to make amends by inviting Shannon to sit down and discuss the night of the party; Meghan travels to Washington, D.C., to speak on behalf of colorectal cancer.
Vicki revels in the return of her family to Orange County; Heather strives to find a work-life balance; Tamra plans a sushi party as a last hurrah for Meghan, but the party goes off rails after Kelly loses her cool and crosses a line.
After an explosive night at the sushi dinner, Heather and Tamra discuss Kelly's volatile behavior as Kelly regretfully turns to her friend Meghan and receives some tough love. Meanwhile, Meghan takes the next crucial step in her IVF process. Later, Shannon celebrates a night full of surprises with all her friends and family. Back in the OC, Vicki and Kelly have a party of their own and bond over being the odd women out.
While Shannon heads to Cabo with David, Tamra and Kelly join Vicki at the luxurious Merv Griffin estate in La Quinta, California to celebrate Vicki and Briana's upcoming birthdays. Heather and Terry enjoy a date night dinner where they discuss his busy schedule and her problems with Kelly. Later, Tamra arranges a meeting between Kelly and Heather to work out their differences before the ladies head to Glamis.
Tamra, Vicki, Heather and Kelly travel to Glamis to celebrate Eddie's birthday. While the trip is supposed to be down and dirty fun, Tamra and Heather are still wary of Kelly's filthy mouth. After a long RV ride down, the ladies finally get some fresh air and see what the motor sports mecca has to offer. The next day, the ladies set out to explore the dunes, leading to a ride they will never forget. Meanwhile back in Orange County, lives are forever changed as Meghan receives the results from her pregnancy test and Shannon's holistic home has finally sold, leaving the Beador's two weeks to move out.
As the women recover from the accident in Glamis, Tamra returns intent on carrying on with the trip. New alliances form in the wake of Meghan and Shannon's refusal to visit Vicki at the hospital. Back in the OC, Tamra contemplates postponing her fitness competition. While Meghan goes to Vicki's house to make amends, Shannon attempts to get back into her friends' good graces.
Shannon panics about her families' impending move, while her daughters prepare for an upcoming rock show. Vicki celebrates Briana's birthday and makes it uncomfortably clear she is ready to fill up her love tank. The ladies come over to help Shannon purge her outdated closet; however tensions run high over unresolved issues between Shannon and Kelly, as well as Tamra and Meghan. Friends and family gather to watch the Beador girls perform, but Shannon's night is rocked by a shocking allegation from an uninvited guest.
Michael and Kelly discuss the ups and downs of their relationship since separating, while Meghan goes to her first ultrasound appointment. Vicki gets asked to film a commercial for a cancer charity. Shannon packs up her old home and gives it a heartfelt "goodbye" while Tamra hosts Kelly, Vicki, and Heather for a day of pampering and luxury at Glen Ivy Spa. Unfortunately, things at the spa aren't as tranquil as expected when Kelly tearfully opens up about her rocky marriage.
Meghan throws a party to celebrate the grand opening of her candle store. Vicki threatens to expose a secret about Shannon that leaves all the ladies confused. As Kelly and Michael try to navigate their tumultuous marriage, Meghan and Jimmy try to get a handle on her pregnancy. Meanwhile, Heather throws a party to celebrate the release of her book; where Vicki and Shannon finally confront one another.
The women jet to Ireland to explore Meghan's heritage. They embark on a pub crawl, which leads to a sobering exchange between Tamra and Kelly, pushing Tamra over the edge. The ladies then try to recover with a traditional Irish "hooley" night.
An Ireland trip continues with the ladies taking separate adventures. Meghan tries to locate distant relatives with Kelly, while the others visit a milk farm. Later, Kelly tries to make amends with Tamra, but ire rises, leaving the group in disarray.
A bus ride from hell comes to a conclusion as the ladies' Ireland trip ends. A return to the O.C. finds the women facing fallout from their getaway, and Tamra preps for her long-awaited fitness competition.
The ladies celebrate Tamra and her fitness competition with a carb-loaded affair at Shannon's new house, but drama spirals around Vicki and her loose-lipped gossip. The Season 11 finale.
Part 1 of 3. The OC ladies reassemble. Included: Vicki is grilled; Tamra opens up about religion and being a peacemaker; Meghan addresses her relationship with Jimmy; and Kelly stands her ground when '70s party accusations fly.
Part 2 of 3. A Season 11 reunion continues with Kelly on the hot seat due to her behavior. Heather has a showdown with Kelly, who reveals shocking secrets about her past; Shannon casts light on her vow renewal; and Vicki's daughter discusses her mother.
After the surprising reconciliation between Vicki, Tamra, and Shannon at last season’s reunion, the ladies are working to rebuild their friendship and regain each other’s trust. Tamra has moved into a new home, and as part of their divorces, both Shannon and Kelly have downsized, while also adjusting to life as single mothers. Vicki, who has marriage on the brain, is now cohabitating with her boyfriend Steve, though he is in no rush to pop the question. Tamra goes on a hike with her estranged friend Emily to try to clear the air, but at home is dealing with Eddie’s health scare. With the help of her friends, Shannon finally takes of her wedding ring and Kelly brings the ladies together for a ropes course.
In the wake of Vicki repairing her friendship with Tamra, Vicki must face one last hurtle and apologize to Eddie; Tamra teaches an exercise class and introduces her new friend Gina to the ladies; Emily and Shane celebrate their ninth anniversary.
Kelly's argument with Vicki continues; Tamra and Vicki fly to Mexico for a girls weekend to help break Shannon out of her shell; a night of dancing on the bars ends with a real injury and the trio opening up about their real vulnerabilities.
Shannon gets her daughter's opinion on her new business venture; Tamra finds out her broken foot may require surgery; Gina's mother visits from Long Island, N.Y.; Emily's mother-in-law gives advice; Vicki gets raked over the coals at dinner.
New divorcees Shannon and Kelly bond during a night out on the town, making Tamra feel left out; Vicki pushes her son to marry his girlfriend; Shannon makes progress on her new business venture with QVC; Emily hosts a poker party.
The women are surprised to learn how poker night ended; Vicki records radio commercials and ends up embarrassing her son; Shannon gets emotional as she goes to court; Tamra surprises Shannon with the gift of a matchmaker; Kelly dates the milkman.
Hijinks ensue when Vicki decides to celebrate her birthday with a ladies' golf outing; Tamra and Eddie double date with Emily and her husband; a rumor about Emily's marriage sparks an unexpected confrontation between Tamra and Shannon.
Tamra hounds Steve to propose to Vicki; Gina makes a confession about her marriage; Tamra throws Eddie a birthday party; at the party, Kelly's plan to confront Steve goes awry and she ends up arguing with Emily's husband, Shane.
An explosive comment causes Eddie's birthday party to end in shambles; Shannon goes on a date; Vicki battles the rumors about her relationship with Steve; while the women react to Gina's marital news, Emily and Kelly try to work out their issues.
Vicki sets the record straight after Kelly continues to tell stories about Steve; Gina's parents visit from Long Island; Vicki throws an Italian-themed party; an overwhelmed Gina sneaks off to the bathroom to call an unexpected person for help.
Shannon flies to Philadelphia with daughter Sophie for her first appearance on QVC; Kelly watches her daughter Jolie audition for a musical; Steve takes Vicki on her first ride on a motorcycle.
Vicki wants to be a better friend to Gina, but questions her decision on getting divorced; Gina and Emily bond over their inability to get to know Shannon; Kelly stuns Shannon when she tells her Emily and Gina feel boxed out by her.
In Jamaica, the heat gets to everyone; Shannon laughs it up in a salt scrub with Vicki and Kelly; Gina shares an emotional moment with the ladies; after some fun and games on bamboo rafts and rope swings, tension erupts between Shannon and Tamra.
In Jamaica, Gina confronts Shannon at dinner about not being a good friend to Tamra during Eddie's health issues; Shannon feels betrayed when Tamra doesn't defend her; Shannon isolates herself from the group and misses bobsledding.
Shannon continues to isolates herself; the women climb a gorgeous waterfall; Vicki coaxes Shannon to rejoin the group for a beach-side dinner, where Shannon makes amends with only a few of the women; an unexpected phone call makes Emily emotional.
Vicki and Shannon proceed with dueling plastic surgeries; Emily and Shane attend couples therapy and face a painful memory; Gina gets herself in hot water with Tamra after she confesses to Shannon about what the ladies were saying behind her back.
Vicki is confronted by her son Michael for not letting him know about her most recent procedure; Tamra and Gina's conflict continues at Emily's Turkish coffee cup reader gathering; Kelly questions if Shannon may be manipulating the Tamra-Gina rift.
Emily plans a Femme Fatale party for the ladies, as her mother, Susan, visits Orange County for the first time in five years; Shannon has a very adult conversation with her 16-year-old daughter, Sophie; Tamra and Gina try to hash out their issues.
Vicki, Tamra and Shannon rehash their whirlwind trip to Mexico; Vicki reflects on her efforts to get Steve to propose; Gina opens up about her divorce; sparks fly when Vicki and Kelly go head to head, culminating in a shocking claim by Vicki.
Kelly and Vicki continue to hash out their issues; the women chime in about Shannon's divorce; Emily opens up about the body shaming she received online; emotions run high as Tamra and Shannon tackle their fractured friendship.
Vicki expands her business and moves offices; Tamra reunites with an old friend; Shannon struggles with her weight and her marriage; Kelly worries her mother is becoming a hermit; Meghan returns after the birth of her baby, Aspen.
Vicki prepares for her big office move while Shannon enlists the help of her feng shui expert to try and bring balance into her otherwise chaotic life. Lydia is busy launching her brand new magazine which features Peggy, an Armenian firecracker, whose life may look perfect but not everything that glitters is gold.
Vicki struggles with trust issues as she sets up her new office. Peggy and her family quietly deal with her upcoming reconstructive surgery. Tamra is thrust back into her role as the "Rodney King of the OC". Shannon comes face to face with the harsh reality of her weight gain.
While the fallout from The Quiet Woman leaves Shannon and Kelly both stunned, the ladies move on with their lives as Shannon takes her daughter Sophie out for a driving lesson and Kelly looks to improve her love life from the inside out with vaginal rejuvenation. Lydia’s mom, Judy throws a birthday party from her grandson Stirling, where Vicki forms an instant bond with new housewife Peggy. Tamra looks to break the cycle of parental alienation and divorce in her family.
Tamra and Shannon have their first face-to-face with Meghan's new baby and learn they'll soon have to face Vicki. Lydia's family takes a luxurious Hawaiian vacation full of uncomfortable conversations, while Kelly tackles her fears about her mother's mortality and her desire to move on with Tamra and Shannon. Vicki tries to settle into her new office and meddle in her son's love life while Peggy invites her friends to the unveiling of her custom-designed Lamborghini.
Vicki tries to balance her life alongside her relationship with Steve; Lydia plans a launch party for her new magazine; Tamra organizes a sit down for Kelly and Shannon; Megan hosts a Sip-N-See for baby Aspen.
Lydia hopes everyone can get along for her magazine's launch party. Tamra struggles with her broken family. Lydia is hopeful Vicki and Tamra can find peace, but when Tamra thinks Peggy is overstepping, things end up not so noble at the party.
Vicki turns green with envy after learning that Kelly is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Shannon and Meghan; Lydia wonders if her son's prophecy will come true as she competes in a race; Meghan, Shannon and Kelly indulge in whiskey and whimsy.
Kelly suspects her new pal Shannon of being up to her old tricks and confides in Meghan, which blows up in her face when Meghan takes matters into her own hands. Meghan puts her detective hat back on to investigate Vicki’s issues with Shannon and Tamra. Vicki’s looking to move forward with her new love, Steve, while Peggy takes her daughter to New York to look at a school. The ladies attend a Drag Bingo event dressed as men, where Lydia faces a moral dilemma and old arguments spark anew as Kelly and Meghan tear into old wounds.
Meghan is still reeling from Kelly’s attack at Drag King Bingo. Lydia tries to play mediator but is unable to stay impartial. Tamra gets an unexpected phone call that leaves her wondering if there is still hope for her and Vicki. Peggy prepares to send her daughters off to college. Shannon celebrates her birthday but is faced with the harsh reality that this year there will definitely not be a renewing of her and David's vows. Vicki throws a blowout party for her birthday and an old friend reveals some juicy details about Eddie’s past.
As rumors swirl around Orange County following Vicki’s birthday party, Tamra catches wind of what transpired about Eddie and is livid. The "Friendship Whisperer" Lydia is even perplexed by Vicki’s motives and is nervous for all the women to converge at Kelly’s beach volleyball party. Kelly is having a breast reduction and decides to have a "Boobs Voyage Party" with all the women except her former bestie, Meghan. All hell breaks loose at Kelly’s party when Tamra and Vicki finally talk face-to-face.
Kelly goes into her breast reduction surgery with the sentimental support of her husband Michael. Tamra shares with Meghan her concern over Shannon’s recent behavior. Vicki and Shannon visit Kelly while she recovers at home. Shannon invites Tamra, Meghan, Kelly and Peggy out to dinner where Peggy defiantly defeats a deluge of digs from Kelly. And later, Lydia calls Tamra to invite her to Doug’s Balls Voyage party, but finds out that her invite to Shannon’s dinner was apparently lost at sea.
Lydia throws Doug a party aboard a yacht to say farewell to his fertility and invites all the ladies despite her hurt feelings over being left out of Shannon's dinner. At the party, Peggy is infuriated when David questions Diko about her health. Meanwhile, Easter arrives in the OC and Shannon looks to her mom for advice about her marriage with David. Meanwhile, Vicki decides to call Tamra to finally meet and end their feud once and for all.
Vicki and Tamra finally come face-to-face to see if there is any hope of redeeming their broken friendship. Lydia discovers the joys of when the rich get richer. Kelly's dad comes to town and she discovers the parallels between her parent's dysfunctional relationship and her own. Peggy and Diko celebrate their 22nd wedding anniversary with the ultimate Armenian inspired party while Shannon faces the consequences of her prying husband's actions.
While Vicki visits her cardiologist to check up on her broken heart, Shanon and Peggy are still simmering about the cancer questioning that took place with their husbands. Lydia and Doug plan a Nobleman Iceland trip and Doug encourages Lydia to invite her friends at Meghan’s dinner party with her psychic. All hell breaks loose when Peggy confronts Shannon about David grilling Diko about her cancer. As everyone gets ready for their big trip to Iceland, Shannon wakes up regretful for how unraveled she became with Peggy and confesses to Tamra about the current state of her marriage.
The ladies of Orange County are ready to explore everything in Iceland from hiking a glacier to sampling the exotic cuisine. While Tamra and Vicki seem to be reconnecting, Lydia and Tamra hit a bump in their friendship. After a long day of activities the ladies are faced with a shocking medical emergency.
Vicki's health scare continues and brings out a side of Peggy that shocks the ladies. Later, a broken friendship might finally be on the path to mending, while a drunken night causes fractures in another.
After being hurt by Kelly's words, Peggy reveals a secret video to Lydia. Meanwhile, the rest of the ladies whoop it up at a Viking dinner where Tamra and Vicki continue to get along, much to the dismay of Shannon. When Peggy finally arrives at the dinner, her preemptive strike on Meghan thoroughly backfires. Once everyone returns to the OC, Shannon discovers the nature of her unbalanced behavior, but also finds her marriage on thin ice.
Vicki surprises her son Michael with a new role at Coto Financial, while Kelly complains to her mother that she's finally at a breaking point in her marriage. Tamra fulfills her greatest wish of attending her estranged daughter's high school graduation. The ladies celebrate the launch of Meghan's new candle line and Peggy finally comes face-to-face with all the women after her sudden departure in Iceland.