Vanderpump Rules follows the passionate, volatile and hot-and-bothered-staff at Lisa Vanderpump’s West Hollywood mainstay SUR. Lisa balances her motherly instincts and shrewd business sense to keep control over this wild group of employees as they pursue their dreams and each other while working at her "Sexy, Unique Restaurant." Often seen on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, SUR has been the backdrop for many memorable moments, including the unexpected encounter between Brandi Glanville and Scheana Marie, a female server who famously had an affair with Brandi’s ex-husband.
Scheana throws a birthday party to show off her new boyfriend, but things get tense when she leaves Katie and Stassi off the guest list. Sandoval jeopardizes his and Schwartz's new partnership with Lisa when she overhears him complaining about her management style. A harsh rumor circulates that could damage a relationship.
Lisa Vanderpump's SUR Restaurant is hotter than ever, but the conflict within her staff is at an all-time high when Jax jeopardizes the best relationship he's ever had. Stassi rallies the girls against James and Lala for fat shaming Katie, but Schwartz worries Stassi's return has brought out the worst in his fiancée. The group uncovers a bit of scandalous gossip.
Lisa organizes a dog charity event with the help of the SUR staff and Katie on board as her assistant. Brittany threatens to leave Jax for spreading rumors of her, and James embarks on an "Apology Tour" for the horrible things he said to Scheana and Katie. Tom Schwartz asks for a pre-nuptial agreement.
Ariana is left out of Katie's bridal party. Elsewhere, Schwartz seeks revenge against Jax and Sandoval for their years of hazing, and Katie scrutinizes Scheana's loyalty after spotting her with Lala.
Scheana tries to please Katie and her bridesmaids by shutting down Lala's attempts at friendship. Also, James' pageant-queen girlfriend arrives for the summer, but the fun is fleeting; Katie discovers that Schwartz secretly seeks therapy; and James' job is jeopardized.
While scouting out a wedding venue, Schwartz shows signs of cold feet, and Katie hits him below the belt; Tom takes Ariana on a date but discovers that he wants marriage and children more than she does; Scheana learns a rumor about Lala.
When terrorism strikes the Orlando gay community and threatens West Hollywood, Lisa puts her own safety aside to ride in the Pride Parade, rally SUR, and bring the community together.
Scheana and Kristen throw a surprise party for Shay and Carter, but Scheana gets surprised when Stassi and Katie attack her for sympathizing with Lala. Later, Jax reveals himself to be a certifiable sociopath on Stassi’s podcast. Finally, Lisa gives Brittany advice on how to deal with relationship jealousy, and Ariana stands up for Scheana.
Scheana questions going on a birthday trip with Stassi and Katie following a vicious fight with them. Also, Lala begins to dread Ariana's Sonoma birthday getaway upon discovering she'll be stuck with Jax, and James pleads to get his DJ job back.
Sandoval, Schwartz and Jax vow not to let Lala’s no-show ruin Ariana’s rowdy, NASCAR birthday weekend in Sonoma. Meanwhile, Stassi’s Montauk birthday trip is off to a rocky start when she breaks down in tears over her recent split, and Katie and Kristen fail to find Stassi an eligible Hamptons suitor. Later, Lisa learns troubling news about Lala’s situation, and Scheana feels like an outsider when she doesn’t embrace Stassi’s birthday traditions.
Stassi continues her birthday trip at a Montauk clambake, where Katie finds Stassi potential new bachelors and Scheana and Kristen commit some seafood faux pas. Lala finally resurfaces to explain her disappearance, but Lisa isn't buying her wild lies. Ariana celebrates her birthday with Sandoval and Schwartz at a thrilling NASCAR race, but things grow tense after Jax disrespects Brittany. Later, Kristen, Katie and Scheana party at the Wirkus Twins' summer house, and sparks fly when Stassi finds herself alone in a hot tub with a handsome, young and successful New Yorker.
Kristen upsets Brittany by using a picture of Jax's genitals in her comedy show. Meanwhile, Lala returns to SUR to apologize for missing Ariana's birthday, but Tom refuses to forgive her. Later, Brittany's mom arrives from Kentucky and puts the pressure on Jax to join a church and marry her daughter. Finally, Lisa surprises Katie with a risqué bridal shower gift and Ariana drops a bomb on Stassi, leaving her stunned.
Sandoval decides to celebrate his birthday with a "Fund-Rager" to raise money for a good cause, but things go south when Scheana accuses James of cheating in front of his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Kristen hosts a roast for Jax, but Jax isn't too thrilled when Brittany's mom reacts to a rumor from his past. Later, Scheana reveals that her marriage isn't perfect, Lisa chastises Katie and Schwartz for constantly fighting, and Katie decides to get a medical marijuana card in an attempt to mellow out.
Schwartz tries to make peace between Ariana and Stassi, but Katie gets annoyed when Ariana refuses to play nice. Meanwhile, James is excited to play his biggest DJ set since being fired from SUR, but the gig is ruined when Jax, Scheana, Kristen and two alleged mistresses ambush James to expose his cheating ways. Finally, Lisa gives Katie valuable wedding advice and Schwartz gets his prenup, only to learn that he doesn’t have much to protect.
A tearful Stassi gets some hard relationship advice from her little brother. Meanwhile, Sandoval attempts to reignite his career by diving back into modeling and acting in Peter's sci-fi movie. Later, Pandora throws Katie a relaxing spa day but things grow tense when Ariana refuses to apologize to Stassi and Katie's attacks brings Scheana to tears. Finally, Sandoval, Jax and Ariana raid Lisa's fabulous closet to fulfill Schwartz's dream of dressing in drag for his bachelor party.
Scheana hosts a pre-New Orleans pool party, but Tom and Katie's fighting intensifies. Also, Lisa allows James to DJ a party at PUMP; Bourbon Street debauchery abounds when a bachelor-bachelorette bash kicks off; and Stassi confronts Jax.
A gator tour with Ariana and the groomsmen has some bite when talk turns to Schwartz's relationship troubles. Also: Kristen hires a female stripper while the men dress in drag; and Katie's anger toward Schwartz is addressed, leading to an all-out fight.
An epic blowout in New Orleans continues, with Schwartz and Sandoval, still in drag, fiercely fuming over cheating accusations. Also: Kristen confronts Sandoval; Stassi has a nostalgic family visit; and a scandalous game of spin the bottle unfolds during a wild last night in New Orleans.
Lisa declines to officiate Katie and Tom's wedding, which compels the couple to re-examine their entire relationship. Also: Stassi fumbles through her first blind date, and Lisa organizes a steamy SUR photo shoot, featuring Tom and Ariana wearing nothing but food.
Lala returns to SUR and Lisa makes it clear that she won't tolerate her unreliable behavior. Plus, Katie and Tom's wedding looms as Jax and Sandoval plan to fly in Schwartz's triplet brothers as a surprise; Scheana announces her plan to have a baby; and Stassi poses for a nearly nude photo shoot.
Katie and Tom's wedding arrives as the entire group gathers in support, and Schwartz receives a big wedding surprise when his triplet brothers fly in for an appearance. Also, Stassi and Lisa make peace, and Lisa suspects Scheana may be hiding something.
Lisa officiates Katie and Tom's woodsy nuptials in the Season 5 finale. Also: Jax reevaluates his relationship; Ariana contemplates taking her relationship to the next level; Lisa offers the Toms a business opportunity; Scheana reveals a dark secret.
Part 1 of 3. The SUR gang reunites, with attention turning to Kristen and Brittany's hookup, an attack on Schwartz's manhood and cheating rumors. Also: Feuds reignite when Lala returns; SUR cooks are visited; and Lala receives an unexpected apology.
Part 2 of 3. A reunion continues with Lala facing rumors about her dating life and her vanishing from SUR. Also, Stassi's younger brother joins the conversation; Brittany expresses her anger with Kristen; Scheana confronts Katie; Ariana calls out Stassi.