Vanderpump Rules

10 Worst Episodes of Vanderpump Rules

Follow 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.”

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

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Vanderpump Rules - S4E16

#10 - Bitch Ghost (Season 4 - Episode 16)

When Stassi runs into her old SUR crew at Lala's party, Scheana must finally answer for her part in Stassi's sex tape scandal. Jax brags about his girlfriend's breast enhancement, but his friends are not impressed. Tom Sandoval works on a new single, Kristen continues her serial dating, and Tom Schwartz lands in hot water with Katie when he quits his job for Lisa Vanderpump.

The episode was rated 6.95 from 109 votes.

Vanderpump Rules - S2E3

#9 - Only the Lonely (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Stassi rekindles her romance with Jax when the SUR staff heads to her mom’s house in Lake Arrowhead. Tom prepares for the biggest performance of his career, but a late-night battle with Kristen threatens to derail the weekend. When Scheana complains of yet another injury, Lisa smacks her down for playing the sympathy card.

The episode was rated 6.95 from 40 votes.

Vanderpump Rules - S4E1

#8 - Playtime's Over (Season 4 - Episode 1)

Scheana throws a costume party for her birthday, but drama ensues when Kristen arrives, in the Season 4 premiere. Also: Lisa vows to take the restaurant to new heights; James' behavior jeopardizes his DJ career; and Schwartz realizes he's ready to commit to Katie.

The episode was rated 6.95 from 91 votes.

Vanderpump Rules - S9E1

#7 - We're Back Baby (Season 9 - Episode 1)


We're Back, BabyIn the ninth season premiere, Scheana and Lala attempt to mend their friendship after an explosive public feud, while James must answer to Lisa Vanderpump for lashing out at her son; The Toms hatch a plan to open their own bar.

The episode was rated 6.93 from 43 votes.

Vanderpump Rules - S9E10

#6 - Sexy Unique Feet (Season 9 - Episode 10)

Ariana, Katie, and Charli get creative with a photoshoot to help raise money for Raquel's second nose job, while Scheana gets annoyed at James for refusing to help out with Brock's new fitness app, and Schwartz must pay up when he loses a bet to Lisa Vanderpump. Lala and Ariana show their support for Katie after she's ousted from the Toms' new bar, and when Raquel hosts a tea party for her friends, things go awry after Charli confronts Scheana for being a bad friend.

The episode was rated 6.88 from 24 votes.

Vanderpump Rules - S2E2

#5 - Branded (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Jax gets a tattoo of Stassi's name to prove his love, but before the ink is even dry, a romantic dinner turns into a shouting match when Stassi reveals there’s another guy in her life. Later, Stassi attacks Scheana for turning Lisa against her, and Tom attempts to put together the pieces of his broken relationship with Kristen but finds the instructions hard to follow.

The episode was rated 6.83 from 60 votes.

Vanderpump Rules - S9E9

#4 - It’s a Mad, Mad Pool Party (Season 9 - Episode 9)

Scheana struggles to accept her post-baby body, while James sets a new goal for himself as his two-year sobriety anniversary approaches. Ariana and Sandoval throw a wild pool party to celebrate Brock’s birthday, but when Sandoval and Katie clash over the future of the bar, Lala confronts Schwartz for failing to have his wife's back.

The episode was rated 6.82 from 34 votes.

Vanderpump Rules - S9E4

#3 - Palm Springs and Tiffany Rings (Season 9 - Episode 4)


Sandoval goes the extra mile to help Schwartz produce his fertility specimen, while Lala expresses concerns to Scheana over Brock's sordid past; James and Raquel host a family engagement dinner.

The episode was rated 6.77 from 30 votes.

Vanderpump Rules - S1E4

#2 - Vegas With a Vengeance (Season 1 - Episode 4)

The SUR staff heads to Las Vegas for Stassi's birthday and leaves Lisa very short handed at the restaurant on her busiest night of the week, but Scheana stays back to make sure things run smoothly. Stassi disinvites Jax from Vegas so she can spend the weekend with her new boyfriend Frank, but when Jax crashes the party, a fight breaks out that will divides the group and threatens strong friendships.

The episode was rated 6.75 from 71 votes.

Vanderpump Rules - S9E7

#1 - Anger Mismanagement (Season 9 - Episode 7)


Schwartz and Sandoval brainstorm ideas for their bar, while Raquel comes clean to Lisa about the story behind her nose job, much to James’ dismay. Charli excludes Lala from her party in solidarity with Scheana, and when everyone parties too hard for James' comfort, he lashes out at his unsuspecting fianceé.

The episode was rated 6.74 from 27 votes.

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