Girlfriends: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 20
2004

L.A. Bound

Joan tries to confess her feelings for William, but knocks on the wrong door and winds up on the run from a crazed lesbian who thinks that Joan stole her girlfriend. Joan is r…

2 Sep 27
2004

The Rabbit Died

Toni’s friends refuse to believe that she is pregnant, as they are certain it is all part of a ploy to win back Todd. Even after Toni shows them an ultrasound and experi…

3 Oct 04
2004

A Mile in Her Loubous

Maya’s cousin Ronnie is offended after she hires an agent. Upset that Maya refuses to acknowledge his role in her success, Ronnie demands ten percent of her $25,000 adva…

4 Oct 11
2004

The J-Spot

Joan decides to open her own restaurant. William is offended when Joan fails to share the news with him, as he instead hears it from two junior partners at the firm. Joan res…

5 Oct 18
2004

Maybe Baby

Toni repeatedly tries to seduce Todd when he returns to L.A. for her three-month check-up. He instead tells her that he has consulted a lawyer and wants a divorce. Joan sugge…

6 Oct 25
2004

Too Big for Her Britches

After learning that her agent has secured her a three-book deal, Maya becomes even more negligent in her duties as William’s assistant. He finally ends up firing her. M…

7 Nov 08
2004

The Mother of All Episodes (1)

Joan’s mother makes a surprise visit and constantly criticizes her, particularly anything regarding her decision to open the restaurant. Joan grows fed up with her lack…

8 Nov 15
2004

When Hearts Attack (2)

Joan believes that she has had a heart attack, although the doctor insists that the episode was only an arrythmia. Joan’s mother explains that she did not sleep with Wil…

9 Nov 22
2004

Who's Your Daddy?

Lynn is excited about a visit from her birth father, Ken, and his wife. Her adoptive father fears that he is losing his daughter and flies into town at the same time. Lynn gr…

10 Nov 29
2004

Porn to Write

With her bills piling up, Maya is forced to consider a job writing for a porn publisher (which already employs Lynn). She turns down the position due to moral objections and r…

11 Dec 13
2004

All the Creatures Were Stirring

William surprises Joan with a romantic Christmas getaway in Puerto Rico, but they wind up stuck at a seedy motel after a blizzard strands them in Cincinnati during a layover.…

12 Jan 03
2005

P.D.A. - D.O.A.

Maya and Toni question William and Joan’s relationship because of their refusal to show affection in front of others. The couple gives holding hands in public a try, but…

13 Feb 07
2005

All in a Panic

Toni reluctantly signs her divorce papers, and accepts a date from a persistent ex-flame after he kisses her. Maya, certain that Toni isn’t over Todd, asks Todd to inter…

14 Feb 14
2005

Great Sexpectations

As Valentine’s Day arrives, William is very excited because he and Joan have been dating for three months and can now sleep together. Although William is anxious to get…

15 Feb 21
2005

The Way We Were

Maya has her first book signing, and her friends and family come to the store to offer their support. Joan, Lynn and Toni also read excerpts from Oh, Hell Yes. Maya is surpri…

16 Feb 28
2005

See J-Spot Run

Joan struggles to take care of last-minute details for the opening of her restaurant, including trying to secure a celebrity to make an appearance. Things grow more complicate…

17 Mar 28
2005

Good News, Bad News

Following a fight with his father, Lynn’s brother Matthew shows up and asks to stay with her while he pursues his music career. She tries to help him when he freezes dur…

18 Apr 25
2005

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Jabari becomes extremely sullen and disrespectful, and begins talking back to his parents. After he runs away from Joan’s house while she is watching him, Maya and Darne…

19 May 02
2005

Finn-ished

After sleeping with bandmate Finn, Lynn believes that she can deal with an open relationship, but becomes extremely jealous whenever she sees him with other women. Meanwhile,…

20 May 09
2005

The Bridges of Fresno County

Toni is surprisingly excited about a visit from her mother, as she hopes to be pampered before having her baby. However, she soon learns that her mother actually came to town…

21 May 16
2005

Wedding on the Rocks

After Darnell reveals that he has failed to get a band for his wedding (which is just two days away), Maya recommends that he hire Lynn’s band. However, Lena is not impr…

22 May 23
2005

...With a Twist

Following Darnell’s drunken love declaration, Maya enlists the help of Joan and William as she plans to break up his wedding. However, she soon has second thoughts. Joa…

About Girlfriends

GIRLFRIENDS is a comedy which provides an open, honest exploration of the hot button issues about family, friends, relationships and life facing women today. With fearlessness and sincerity, the show takes on universal issues that appeal to all women. Whether it’s learning to date after divorce or balancing friendships and a new marriage, GIRLFRIENDS treats them all with tenderness, care and respect. At the end of the show’s fourth season, Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) quit her career as a successful lawyer and struggled to fight her romantic feelings for William (Reggie Hayes). In spite of numerous trips to therapy, Toni (Jill Marie Jones) still found herself fighting to save her failing marriage to Todd. Maya (Golden Brooks) grew into an independent student, career woman and successful author after her divorce, and Lynn (Persia White) settled down to find a steady job, tracked down her biological dad and finally secured her own place to live. Last season, GIRLFRIENDS received it

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