The Real Housewives of Orange County: Preview of Episode 5.14 "This Is How We Do It in the O.C."
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Alexis Bellino and Tamra Barney take center stage this week on The Real Housewives of Orange County as Tamra celebrates her birthday while Alexis shows her mother how things are done in Orange County.

If you missed last week's Real Housewives of Orange County episode, find out what went down in our episode 14 recap "Everyone Gangs Up on Vicki."

Tonight's episode kicks off with Simon attempting to give Tamra a nice birthday dinner at a local restaurant. This should be perfect since all Tamra wants is a small intimate celebration because they are going through some financial struggles that have caused a lot of conflict in their marriage lately. Unfortunately, things don't turn out as planned.

Tamra isn't exactly pleased with her husband's dry humor about her age and wants him to have "a shot of happiness" so that he'd be nice to her on her special day. Simon, on the other hand is completely delusional about his marriage since he thinks that they are doing quite well in spite of having a not so perfect relationship. The night takes a turn for the worse as the subject of Vicki comes up, which causes more tension between Tamra and her husband.

Meanwhile, Alexis' no frills mom arrives in Orange County where she and Alexis reflect on Alexis' Missouri roots over lunch. Alexis' mother isn't accustomed to the lavish O.C. lifestyle so Alexis shows her the O.C. ropes.

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