The Golden Girls: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 23
1989

Sick and Tired (1)

Dorothy is feeling rundown, tired all the time and has a lack of energy. She is sure she is ill, but all of the doctors she visits tell her she’s fine. Meanwhile, Blanc…

2 Sep 30
1989

Sick and Tired (2)

Dorothy continues to seek medical advice and turns to Harry Weston for help. Meanwhile, Blanche goes on a writing binge resulting in a novel that is less then enthralling.

3 Oct 14
1989

The Accurate Conception

Blanche’s daughter, Rebecca has some wonderful news. She’s going to become a mother, through artificial insemination. However, Blanche is less then thrilled, she&…

4 Oct 21
1989

Rose Fights Back

When the company that Rose’s husband worked for, cuts off their pension plan, Rose must face the fact that she’s going to get a new job, one that pays more. Howeve…

5 Oct 28
1989

Love Under the Big Top

Dorothy is in a serious relationship with a lawyer and jumps to the conclusion that he’s on the verge of proposing. However, his announcement is a shocker, he’s le…

6 Nov 04
1989

Dancing in the Dark

Rose has been dating, Miles Webber, a college professor, but the only thing they seem to have in common is the dance floor. But when Miles invites her to a party, Rose feels l…

7 Nov 11
1989

Not Another Monday

Sophia’s friend has come up with an idea that will change her life. She wants to commit suicide and she wants Sophia there to hold her hand. Meanwhile, Blanche, Rose an…

8 Nov 18
1989

That Old Feeling

Blanche is visited by her brother in-law and is taken back by his resemblence to her deceased husband. She quickly finds herself falling in love with hopes of marriage.

9 Nov 25
1989

Comedy of Errors

Dorothy finds a list of things that she wanted to accomplish before a certain age and finds that she hasn’t accomplished many of them. So she decides to go after one of…

10 Dec 02
1989

All That Jazz

Dorothy’s son, Michael, shows up on her doorstep with news that he’s separated with his wife and needs a place to stay. However, Dorothy quickly gets tired of his…

11 Dec 09
1989

Ebb Tide

Blanche is shattered after her father, Big Daddy, passes away. However, when she goes back to her childhood home, she gets into a big argument with her sister, Virginia and de…

12 Dec 16
1989

Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas

It’s the Christmas season and the girls are fed up with Christmas shopping in a heat wave. So they decide to buy gifts for the one person they pick from a hat. Later, t…

13 Jan 06
1990

Mary Has a Little Lamb

The girls take in a 15 year old girl who has just found out she’s pregnant and scared to tell her father. Meanwhile, Blanche’s prison pen pal has just been release…

14 Jan 13
1990

Great Expectations

Rose joins a positive thinking group and tries to get a pessimistic Dorothy to join. Meanwhile, Blanche is scared to get serious with her latest boyfriend especially after he…

15 Jan 27
1990

Triple Play

Blanche tries to lure men by placing a fake ad in the paper trying to sell a Mercedes. Meanwhile, Rose has to deal with meeting Miles’s daughter who makes it clear she w…

16 Feb 03
1990

Clinton Avenue Memoirs

Dorothy becomes alarmed when Sophia forgets the date of her wedding anniversary. This leads Dorothy to face the fact that Sophia is becoming more and more forgetful with age.…

17 Feb 10
1990

Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom-Tom

After visiting the doctor, Blanche learns that he wants to put a pacemaker in her. However, after the operation, Blanche is so scared of intimacy that she decides to give up s…

18 Feb 12
1990

An Illegitimate Concern

Blanche is stunned when a man comes to the front door and claims to be the illegitimate son of her late husband. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Sophia enter a mother-daughter pageant…

19 Feb 17
1990

72 Hours

Rose discovers that she may be carrying the HIV virus after learning the blood they used in her gallbladder operation may have contained 20

Feb 24
1990

Twice in a Lifetime

Rose must decide between her boyfriend, Miles or an old boyfriend who has just come to town and asks her to go to Europe with him. Meanwhile, fed up with Dorothy’s rules…

21 Mar 03
1990

Sisters and Other Strangers

Blanche and her sister, Charmaine, reconcile after a life-long rivalry. However, the reconciliation does not last long after Blanche reads her recently published book and real…

22 Mar 24
1990

Cheaters

The married man whom Dorothy once dated re-enters her life and has news that he’s now divorced and would like to reconcile with Dorothy. Meanwhile, Blanche and Sophia be…

23 Mar 31
1990

The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present

The girls attend the wedding of Dorothy’s niece who’s father was once engaged to Sophia. Sophia thinks that the wedding reception is the perfect spot for revenge a…

24 Apr 28
1990

All Bets Are Off

Dorothy’s gambling problem re-surfaces after a visit to the race track and quickly begins falling in to debt and gaining an apathy to her job. Meanwhile, Rose takes up p…

25 May 05
1990

The President's Coming! The President's Coming! (1)

An FBI agent investigates the girls’ life’s for a possible visit from President Bush. This leads the girls to reminisce about times they…

26 May 05
1990

The President's Coming! The President's Coming! (2)

When the FBI agent announces that George Bush will make a visit to their home, the girls continue to reminisce and Dorothy quickly readies a list of p…

About The Golden Girls

Defying the TV-industry “rules” that A) no viewer is interested in watching a situation comedy with an all-female cast and B) no viewer wants to see anybody over the age of 34, The Golden Girls was one of the few sitcoms in which all of the regulars were women, and none was under the age of 50 — and it turned out be NBC’s biggest hit of the 1985-1986 season.

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