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black-ish Season 5 Episodes

23 Episodes 2018 - 2019

When Junior (Marcus Scribner) realizes college puts too much pressure on him, he decides to take a leap year. Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) don't agree with his decision and try to change his mind, without success. Meanwhile, Ruby (Jennifer Lewis) suggest that the twins share a room, with the idea being immediately shut down by both Diane (Marsai Martin) and Jack (Miles Brown). As season 5 progresses, Junior struggles with living with his parents and trying to find his true calling, while Jack and Diane go through some growing pains. Later on, the Johnsons take in Dre's teenage cousin Kyra (Quvenzhané Wallis), hoping to give her a chance at a better life.

Episode 1

Gap Year

Tue, Oct 16, 2018 30 mins

In the Season 5 premiere, Junior announces his decision to take a gap year, which doesn't sit well with Dre and Bow. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane begin to question whether they should still be sharing a room.

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Episode 2

Don't You Be My Neighbor

Tue, Oct 23, 2018 30 mins

The neighbors decide to rent their house out for homestays and it's causing problems for the Johnsons. Dre develops a newfound joy of calling the cops over petty neighborhood issues but begins to question the example he is setting for Jack. Meanwhile, Diane develops her first crush and Bow wants to help but lets Zoey take the lead.

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Episode 3

Scarred for Life

Tue, Oct 30, 2018 30 mins

The twins opt out of the family Halloween costume for fear it will hurt their social status in middle school. Dre and Bow take it upon themselves to protect them from bullies by putting together the best haunted house and invite the whole seventh grade. Meanwhile, Junior starts spending time with a girl from Ruby's choir and Ruby doesn't know how to feel about it.

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Episode 4

Purple Rain

Tue, Nov 13, 2018 30 mins

The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince's tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

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Episode 5

Good Grief

Tue, Nov 20, 2018 30 mins

Bow's mom, Alicia, visits the family for the first time since the loss of Bow's dad, and she is still heavily grieving. Bow decides to throw a big luau-themed party for what would have been her dad's next birthday. Meanwhile, Mason has an extra ticket to an MMA fight and invites Diane on the same night as the party.

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Episode 6

Stand Up, Fall Down

Tue, Nov 27, 2018 30 mins

Junior hasn't been doing much at home during his gap year, so Dre decides to put him to work as an intern at Stevens & Lido. Junior is astonished to see Dre's co-workers say offensive things and Dre letting it slide. Meanwhile, Bow lets Ruby watch Devante after the nanny quits; and Ruby has a hard time following Bow's rules.

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Episode 7

Friends Without Benefits

Tue, Dec 4, 2018 30 mins

Bow makes a new friend at work and Dre thinks she has broken bird syndrome. Meanwhile, Junior transforms his shared room with Jack into a frat house and Ruby and Diane gang up against them.

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Episode 8

Christmas in Theater Eight

Tue, Dec 11, 2018 30 mins

The Johnsons have a Christmas tradition of going to the movies, but they disagree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

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Episode 9

Wilds of Valley Glen

Tue, Jan 8, 2019 30 mins

Dre must take Jack and Diane on a mandatory camping trip for school and hatches a plan for them to escape to a fancy hotel for some pampering.

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Episode 10

Black Like Us

Tue, Jan 15, 2019 30 mins

Dre and Bow are furious after Diane isn't lit properly in her class photo. Diane doesn't want to make it a big deal, but they decide to talk to the principal about the need for sensitivity toward all complexions. Meanwhile, Junior claims there is unspoken colorism within their own family, and things get heated.

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Episode 11

Waltz in A Minor

Tue, Jan 22, 2019 30 mins

Dre's teenage cousin Kyra needs a place to stay and the Johnsons decide to take her in, but they have different approaches to helping her adjust to suburban life. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane try to vet Kyra on social media to get information on her.

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Episode 12

Dreamgirls and Boys

Tue, Feb 12, 2019 30 mins

Dre and Bow struggle with the changing times of identity politics and gender neutrality. Diane auditions for the school play and scores the male lead part, but her crush starts spending time with another girl. Meanwhile, Junior's Valentine's Day date goes awry after Dre and Pops have a talk with him about chivalry.

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Episode 13

Son of a Pitch

Tue, Feb 19, 2019 30 mins

Junior is working at Stevens & Lido as an intern and takes some time to find his footing, but when he offers an idea during a pitch meeting, Dre immediately puts him in his place. Meanwhile, Bow has a meeting with one of Kyra's teachers and learns that she has an aptitude for chemistry, but Kyra doesn't want to transfer to a magnet school.

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Episode 14

Black History Month

Tue, Feb 26, 2019 30 mins

Dre is upset about Jack and Diane's same surface-level education about Black History Month. After taking it up with the twins' teacher, he is asked to present at the assembly and wants to bring Black history to life.

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Episode 15


Tue, Mar 19, 2019 30 mins

Dre and Bow want to send Kyra to Valley Glen Prep, but after the school treats them like a charity case, they are infuriated. Meanwhile, Junior wants to get a job as Josh's assistant at Stevens & Lido.

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Episode 16

Enough is Enough

Tue, Mar 26, 2019 30 mins

After Kyra's estranged father, Perry, shows up and wants to bring Kyra home to Houston, Dre and Bow work to show him the amazing life they can provide for her. Meanwhile, the kids go on a mission to get her one last chili dog from Larry's.

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Episode 17

Each One, Teach One

Tue, Apr 2, 2019 30 mins

Dre feels like he has made a difference with the diversity at Stevens & Lido as the head of the Urban Division, but when Junior tells him that Josh is his mentor, Dre flips out. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane show their friends a video of Bow dancing and now she's become the hot mom.

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Episode 18

Andre Johnson: Good Person

Tue, Apr 9, 2019 30 mins

As they are planning Devante's birthday, Bow wants to be more mindful with all the new child-rearing rules these days, but Dre isn't having it. Junior tells Jack and Diane that they need to be more mindful of the environment and their first order of business is changing Ruby's bad habits.

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Episode 19

Under the Influence

Tue, Apr 16, 2019 30 mins

Jack is going through an experimental phase and getting himself into trouble, so Dre chaperones the twins' school dance to keep an eye on him. Meanwhile, Junior fights with his girlfriend, Niecy, after she thinks he spends too much time taking care of Devante.

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Episode 20

Good in the 'Hood

Tue, Apr 23, 2019 30 mins

Dre's sister Rhonda takes Jack and Diane to her part of town in a black neighborhood and claims the twins are scared of their own community. Dre and Rhonda take them to a local diner to show them why it's so special. Meanwhile, Bow becomes the "office mom" at work, and Junior tries to help her break the label.

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Episode 21

FriDre Night Lights

Tue, Apr 30, 2019 30 mins

Dre is thrilled when Jack makes the football team, but Bow is against the idea. Meanwhile, Diane wants Junior to drive her to her first real date with Jalen, but Junior overstays his welcome.

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Episode 22

Is It Desert or Dessert?

Tue, May 14, 2019 30 mins

Dre has concerns about Jack and Diane spending the weekend with their friends' family in the desert. Meanwhile, Pops is forced to come to terms with how he treats women after he helps set Junior up.

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Episode 23

Relatively Grown Man

Tue, May 21, 2019 30 mins

The Season 5 finale: Junior gets an offer for his dream job working with Migos, but Dre and Bow are determined to convince him to return to college and get his degree.

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