Season 5 Episodes

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…With a Twist

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/23/2005
Following Darnell's drunken love declaration, Maya enlists the help of Joan and William as she plans to break up his wedding.
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Wedding on the Rocks

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/16/2005
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.
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The Bridges of Fresno County

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/9/2005
Toni is surprisingly excited about a visit from her mother, as she hopes to be pampered before having her baby.
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Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 5/2/2005
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.
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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/25/2005
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 Darnell finally learn the source of Jabari's anger: he is upset over Darnell's engagement because he wants his parents to reunite.
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Good News, Bad News

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/28/2005
London, 1985. The alien mercenary Lytton has been stranded here for nearly a year, but now he has a plan to escape.
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See J-Spot Run

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/28/2005
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.
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The Way We Were

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/21/2005
Maya has her first book signing, and her friends and family come to the store to offer their support.
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Great Sexpectations

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/2/2005
As Valentine's Day arrives, William is very excited because he and Joan have been dating for three months and can now sleep together.
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All in a Panic

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/7/2005
Toni reluctantly signs her divorce papers, and accepts a date from a persistent ex-flame after he kisses her.
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P.D.A. - D.O.A.

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/3/2005
Maya and Toni question William and Joan's relationship because of their refusal to show affection in front of others.
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All the Creatures Were Stirring

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/13/2004
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.
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Porn to Write

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 11/29/2004
With her bills piling up, Maya is forced to consider a job writing for a porn publisher (which already employs Lynn).
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Who's Your Daddy?

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/22/2004
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.
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When Hearts Attack (2)

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/15/2004
Joan believes that she has had a heart attack, although the doctor insists that the episode was only an arrythmia.
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The Mother of All Episodes (1)

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/8/2004
Joan's mother makes a surprise visit and constantly criticizes her, particularly anything regarding her decision to open the restaurant.
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Too Big for Her Britches

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/25/2004
After learning that her agent has secured her a three-book deal, Maya becomes even more negligent in her duties as William's assistant.
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Maybe Baby

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/18/2004
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.
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The J-Spot

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/11/2004
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.
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A Mile in Her Loubous

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/4/2004
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 advance for writing the book.
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The Rabbit Died

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/27/2004
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.
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L.A. Bound

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/20/2004
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.