Melanie reveals her infertility to Tasha, who then agrees to be a surrogate for Melanie and Derwin. Meanwhile, it's in the cards that Derwin will host a poker night, but the quiet evening transforms into a wild bash.
Derwin misses a basic block during a game, causing a season-ending injury to the starting quarterback. Conversely, it's Malik who then shines on the field. Elsewhere, infertility and surrogate issues plague Melanie.
Chardonnay grumbles that her relationship with Jason is purely physical, so Jason tries to make amends by introducing her to his friends. Meanwhile, Derwin faces the reality of Kwan's season-ending injury.
Tasha's blossoming romance with Pookie complicates her choice to carry Melanie and Derwin's baby. Elsewhere, Chardonnay gets financial help from Jason; Melanie discloses her dissatisfaction with a life with Derwin.
Melanie and Derwin clash during the week of the championship game; Malik gets mixed up in a fiery dispute when picking Jenna up from rehab; Jason makes a decision about his relationship; and Pookie offers a helping hand to Tasha.
Season 5 closes with Derwin and Melanie trying to resolve the issue of a potential long-distance relationship in the wake of the championship game. Elsewhere, Malik must make a big decision about Jenna; Tasha goes ahead with her plans to be a surrogate; and Chardonnay experiences up-and-down dramas thanks to Jason.