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Girlfriends Season 5 Episodes

22 Episodes 2004 - 2005

Episode 1

L.A. Bound

Mon, Sep 20, 2004 30 mins

Joan sets out to tell William how she feels about him, but the arrival of his former girlfriend derails her plan. Elsewhere, Lynn confronts her birth father and announces who she is; and Toni delays the takeoff of an airplane in hopes that her husband will join her on the flight home. Former "Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Stallworth appears as a jealous woman who stalks Joan. Anya: Lauren Stamile. Annette: Jomarie Payton. Ken: Demond Wilson.

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Episode 2

The Rabbit Died

Mon, Sep 27, 2004 30 mins

Toni's friends overhear her tell Todd that she is pregnant and they think that she is lying to her husband to get him to reunite with her. Elsewhere, William lands Rev. Al Sharpton (who appears as himself) as a client, but the activist wants Maya fired after she annoys him in the waiting room. Nurse: Luck Hari. Toni: Jill Marie Jones. Todd: Jason Pace. Maya: Golden Brooks.

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Episode 3

A Mile in Her Loubous

Mon, Oct 4, 2004 30 mins

Maya signs with a literary agent to promote her book, despite Ronnie's help to get it published, so Ronnie demands a payment for his efforts. Elsewhere, Joan pretends to date a shoe salesman to make William jealous. Ronnie: Lamont Johnson. Peaches: Shawn Harrison. Monica: Keesha Sharp. Tim: David Shatraw. Trent: Ray Campbell.

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Episode 4

The J-Spot

Mon, Oct 11, 2004 30 mins

Joan decides to open a restaurant, but she gets a cold reception from her friends when she shares the news with them. Elsewhere, William and Joan get into a tiff after he learns about her plan from his co-workers instead of hearing it from Joan herself. Clark: Patrick Fischler. Marsha: Laura Kaplan. Joan: Tracee Ellis Ross. William: Reggie Hayes.

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Episode 5

Maybe, Baby

Mon, Oct 18, 2004 30 mins

Todd drops a bombshell on Toni during a prenatal checkup when he tells her that he wants a divorce. Elsewhere, Joan tries to sabotage William's love life by pitting two women he's dating against each other. Nurse: Luck Hari. Dr. Couch: James Avery. Kara: Kenya Moore.

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Episode 6

Too Big for Her Britches

Mon, Oct 25, 2004 30 mins

Maya is offered a three-book deal by her publisher, so she begins to slack off at work, which forces William to fire her. Elsewhere, Toni annoys her friends with her complaints about her weight; and Lynn takes up photography with hopes of joining the paparazzi. Avery: Scot Zeller. Tim: David Shatraw. Maya: Golden Brooks. Toni: Jill Marie Jones.

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Episode 7

The Mother of All Episodes

Mon, Nov 8, 2004 30 mins

In the series' 100th episode, Joan gets a surprise visit from her mother, who gives Joan grief about her plans to open a restaurant. Elsewhere, Maya discovers that her son has been watching pay-per-view porno movies, so she decides to discuss the birds and the bees with him. Carol: Joan Pringle. Georg: Robert Mailhouse. Jabari: Tanner Scott Richards. Receptionist: Christina Souza.

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Episode 8

When Hearts Attack

Mon, Nov 15, 2004 30 mins

Joan is hospitalized after a traumatic event involving her mother, then her recuperation at home is interrupted by a visit from William. Elsewhere, Lynn invites Maya to appear on her public-access show to promote her book. Carol: Joan Pringle. Dr. Narayan: Iqbal Theba. Bob: Tom McCleister.

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Episode 9

Who's Your Daddy

Mon, Nov 22, 2004 30 mins

Lynn gets a visit from her birth father (Demond Wilson) and his wife, a woman who spoils the trip by insisting they do everything she wants. Meanwhile, Lynn's adopted father shows up to check out his competition; and Toni tries to avoid signing divorce papers. Ed: Cliff De Young. Annette: Jomaire Payton. Tour Guide: Teresa Marie Sanchez. Man: E. K. Butler.

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Episode 10

Porn to Write

Mon, Nov 29, 2004 30 mins

Maya looks for a job after she learns that publishers aren't interested in her book, and she finds the search for employment frustrating. Elsewhere, Joan argues with William after he celebrates Thanksgiving without her. The Rev. Al Sharpton appears as himself. Clem: Penn Jillette. Ellen: Chane't Johnson. Ian: John Ross Bowie.

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Episode 11

All the Creatures Were Stirring

Mon, Dec 13, 2004 30 mins

William surprises Joan with a trip to Puerto Rico for Christmas, but their holiday takes a turn for the worse when they are stranded in Cincinnati during a snowstorm. Elsewhere, Joan's pals stay in her home for the holiday and open the presents Joan bought for them, but the gifts are not what the gals expected. Gate Agent: Michael Naughton. William: Reggie Hayes.

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Episode 12


Mon, Jan 3, 2005 30 mins

Joan and William agree to be more affectionate in public, but William gets the cold shoulder when they see Joan's ex-boyfriend. Elsewhere, a woman tries to get Lynn to go out with her son, a man Lynn once dated. Brock: Malik Yoba. Lisa: Cindy Williams. Moviegoer: Nate Torrence.

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Episode 13

All in a Panic

Mon, Feb 7, 2005 30 mins

Joan goes off the deep end when William lets it slip that Lynn was the best lover he ever had, but Lynn's opinion of William is less flattering. Elsewhere, Toni is saddened when she finally signs her divorce papers, but her spirits are lifted by the arrival of a former love. Paul: Idris Elba. Desiree: Paulette Ivory.

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Episode 14

Great Sexpectations

Mon, Feb 14, 2005 30 mins

Joan plans a romantic evening with William to celebrate their first Valentine's Day as a couple, but William doesn't have romance on his mind. Elsewhere, Maya, Lynn and Toni fret together over not having dates for the occasion. Joan: Tracee Ellis Ross. William: Reggie Hayes. Maya: Golden Brooks.

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Episode 15

The Way We Were

Mon, Feb 21, 2005 30 mins

Maya's friends accompany her to her first book signing, where the new author runs into an old love. Elsewhere, Joan has trouble dealing with the new phase of her relationship with William. Darnell: Khalil Kain. Ronnie: Lamont Johnson. Jeanette: Charmin Lee. Maya: Golden Brooks.

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Episode 16

See J-Spot Run

Mon, Feb 28, 2005 30 mins

Joan is panicky before her restaurant opens. She struggles to attend to all the last-minute details, but pulls everything together for opening night. Mo'nique Imes-Jackson appears as herself. Caroline: Michelle Griffin.

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Episode 17

Good News, Bad News

Mon, Mar 28, 2005 30 mins

Lynn is offered a job by a band's leader (trip-hop artist Tricky) after singing with her brother during his audition for the group. Elsewhere, Joan and Maya try to persuade Toni to set up a nursery for her baby before the unborn child arrives. Kenneth Miles: Demond Wilson. Matthew Miles: Aldis Hodge. Vocalist: Todd Hunter.

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Episode 18

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Mon, Apr 25, 2005 30 mins

A despondent Jabari disappears from Joan's home after an argument with his mother, Maya. Elsewhere, William tells Toni and Lynn that he is still hurting after his breakup with Joan. Darnell: Khalil Kain. Jabari: Tanner Scott Richards. Maya: Golden Brooks.

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Episode 19


Mon, May 2, 2005 30 mins

Lynn falls for one of her bandmates after she sleeps with him, then she discovers that he still wants to date other women. Elsewhere, Toni gives away a family heirloom that William gave her for a baby-shower present, only to learn that he expected to get it back someday. Finn: Tricky. Lupe: Yvonne Caro Caro. Maria: Fanessa Pineda.

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Episode 20

The Bridges of Fresno County

Mon, May 9, 2005 30 mins

Toni's mother visits from Fresno with a new look, a new attitude and a secret that she's keeping from her daughter. Elsewhere, Joan and William try to drum up some business for their fledgling restaurant, but they disagree on how to do it. Veretta Childs: Jenifer Lewis. Avery: Scot Zeller. Pastor Hill: Roy Lee Jones.

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Episode 21

Wedding on the Rocks

Mon, May 16, 2005 30 mins

Darnell angers his fiancée by waiting to find a band to play at their wedding, and matters don't improve when he finally hires Lynn's group. Elsewhere, Toni decides to live it up before she gives birth to her child. Dawn Wells appears as herself. Darnell Wilkes: Khalil Kain. Finn: Tricky. Lena: Chenoa Maxwell. Nurse Gwen: Nyima Funk.

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Episode 22

...With a Twist

Mon, May 23, 2005 30 mins

Toni goes into labor but can't contact her pals to share the news; and Maya tries to stop her ex-husband's wedding and enlists the help of Joan and William. Darnell Wilkes: Khalil Kain. Dr. Hicks: Carson Elrod. Nurse Gwen: Nyima Funk. Nurse Helen: Hattie Winston.

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