Season 5 Episodes

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Surprise! (Part 2 of 2)

Season 5, Episode 26 - Air Date: 6/3/2009
Calvin tries to fix the mess he is in with Miranda and the conflict only gets worse. Meanwhile, Janine, the twins and Malik are preparing to move.
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Surprise! (1)

Season 5, Episode 25 - Air Date: 6/3/2009
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Back Where We Belong

Season 5, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/27/2009
Curtis and Calvin move into the barbershop due to their marriage problems, which causes hair raising havoc in the process.
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Moving Out

Season 5, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/27/2009
Curtis, Ella and Malik are moving out of the house (CJ, Janine and the babies have gone to stay at Janine's parents in Florida.
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Moving Day

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 4/29/2009
Curtis, Ella and Malik are moving out of the house (CJ, Janine and the babies have gone to stay at Janine's parents in Florida.
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Bringing Down the House

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/29/2009
The foundation of the Payne house needs desperate repair. Curtis tries to save money by hiring a jackleg contractor, who ends up doing more damage and the Paynes have to move out of their house.
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The Talent Show

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/22/2009
The firehouse is being jeopardized by city budget cuts. But holding a big fund raising talent show, along with an appearance by Gladys Knight, could still save the firehouse and the firemen's jobs.
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With Friends Like These

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/22/2009
Malik forms a new friendship with a fellow student who is being abused in the classroom because of his HIV positive status.
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Paul Mall

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/15/2009
Curtis may need to be careful after Ella meets a handsome and charming man at the mall. Meanwhile, Diego asks for Calvin and Miranda's help in scrutinizing Mercedes newest man.
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I Don't Know This Payne

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 4/15/2009
Ella and Rosie get jobs working at a boutique at the mall, while Curtis and Carlos enjoy their new 'man world.
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Old Lady Paynes

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 4/8/2009
When Ella's demanding mother arrives, the elder exhibits a lapse of memory, causing Ella to worry that she has Alzheimer's disease.
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Help Wanted

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 4/8/2009
Miranda runs into her successful, good looking ex-fiance, and it drives Calvin crazy. To show that he is doing something with his life, Calvin takes a job at Mercedes company.
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Games People Play

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 3/4/2009
The Payne's love their annual tailgating shindig, but when Miranda finds out about Calvin and Mercedes date, she becomes ill.
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A Grand Payne

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 3/4/2009
Malik asks Alex out on a date, but their parents insist that they be supervised; Janine's parents visit to see the new twins.
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A Sisters Payne

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/25/2009
Kiki's brother, Darnell returns to the shop. Malik and Alex find a way around the 'no date' rule by having a date in Malik's back yard.
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Joy and Payne

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/25/2009
Curtis, Calvin and the rest of the Paynes are caught in the middle of a Hernandez family confrontation between Carlos and his son, Diego.
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Slightly Payneful Truth

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 2/18/2009
Malik, as a favor to Alexandra, helps Consuela prepare for her U.S. citizenship test. Curtis jumps in to help when Malik gets sick.
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Payneful Employment

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 2/18/2009
CJ gets a very important job interview in another city which excites Curtis who begins to think he might finally have the house to himself again.
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Payneful Loss

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 2/11/2009
Ella and Rosie conspire to get themselves and their husbands to lose weight and get healthy. Meanwhile, Malik and Kevin get in over their heads when they throw a house party while house sitting for Calvin and Miranda.
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Payneful News

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 2/11/2009
Calvin and Miranda are trying to have a baby, but they run into problems when they discover that Calvin isn't "firing on all cylinders.
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Payne and Prejudice

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 12/17/2008
The Payne's are invited for dinner at the Hernadez home which leads to a culture clash. Dana's falsehood's come back to haunt her back at the barbershop.
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It's a Payne Growing Up

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 12/17/2008
Malik's friend Kevin has an intimate relationship with a woman who has syphilis. C.J. counsel's Malik which leads to a misunderstanding.
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Casa De Payne

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 12/10/2008
Claretha gets the royal treatment when she becomes engaged to an African prince. Planning a move to Africa, she sells her home to a new family.
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Your Wife's a Payne

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 12/10/2008
Calvin and Miranda move into their new digs, but Miranda's shadowy past life as a con artist comes to the fore.
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Labor Paynes (2)

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 12/3/2008
While in labor, Janine worries about her baby being born out of wedlock so the double wedding is moved to the hospital.
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Labor Paynes (1)

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 12/3/2008
Janine goes into labor, resulting in surprises and white-knuckle moments, as a double wedding uniting CJ and Janine, plus Calvin and Miranda, swiftly changes locations to the hospital.