Season 5 Episodes

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

Season 5, Episode 26 - Air Date: 5/12/1990
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 points she wants to make to the president.
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The President's Coming! The President's Coming! (1)

Season 5, Episode 25 - Air Date: 5/5/1990
An FBI agent investigates the girls' life's for a possible visit from President Bush. This leads the girls to reminisce about times they have spent together.
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All Bets Are Off

Season 5, Episode 24 - Air Date: 4/7/1990
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.
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The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present

Season 5, Episode 23 - Air Date: 3/31/1990
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 after supposedly putting a curse on him years ago.
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Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 3/23/1990
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.
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Sisters and Other Strangers

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 3/3/1990
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 realizes the heroine is based on her.
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Twice in a Lifetime

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 2/23/1990
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.
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72 Hours

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 2/17/1990
Rose discovers that she may be carrying the HIV virus after learning the blood they used in her gallbladder operation may have contained HIV antibodies.
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An Illegitimate Concern

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 2/12/1990
Blanche is stunned when a man comes to the front door and claims to be the illegitimate son of her late husband.
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Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom-Tom

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 2/10/1990
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 sex.
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Clinton Avenue Memoirs

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/3/1990
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.
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Triple Play

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 1/23/1990
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 wants their relationship to be no more and Dorothy discovers Sophia is hoarding Social Security money, thanks to a computer error.
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Great Expectations

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 1/16/1990
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 has a heart attack.
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Mary Has a Little Lamb

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/5/1990
The girls take in a 15 year old girl who has just found out she's pregnant and scared to tell her father.
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Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 12/16/1989
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.
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Ebb Tide

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/9/1989
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 decides not to attend the funeral.
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All That Jazz

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/2/1989
Dorothy's son, Michael, shows up on her doorstep with news that he's separated with his wife and needs a place to stay.
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Comedy of Errors

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/25/1989
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.
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That Old Feeling

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/18/1989
Blanche is visited by her brother in-law and is taken back by his resemblence to her deceased husband.
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Not Another Monday

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/2/1989
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.
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Dancing in the Dark

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/28/1989
Rose has been dating, Miles Webber, a college professor, but the only thing they seem to have in common is the dance floor.
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Love Under the Big Top

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/21/1989
Dorothy is in a serious relationship with a lawyer and jumps to the conclusion that he's on the verge of proposing.
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Rose Fights Back

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/14/1989
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.
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The Accurate Conception

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/7/1989
Blanche's daughter, Rebecca has some wonderful news. She's going to become a mother, through artificial insemination.
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Sick and Tired (2)

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/30/1989
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.
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Sick and Tired (1)

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/23/1989
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.