This page lists all of the episodes aired in Season 5 of The Golden Girls TV series. The season consisted of 26 episodes.
The Region 1 DVD was released on May 9, 2006. The Region 2 and 4 DVDs were respectively released on March 17 and April 2, 2008.
Season 5 Episodes (1989-90)
|Picture||Title||Original Airdate||Episode #||No. in Series||Prod. code||Directed by||Written by|
|Sick and Tired (Parts I & II)||September 23, 1989||1/2||103/104||5.1/5.2||Terry Hughes||Susan Harris|
|In the first part of a two-episode story. Numerous doctors and specialists seems to know what is wrong with ailing Dorothy, who has been suffering for several months. In the second part, Dorothy discovers that she has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.|
|File:105.jpg||The Accurate Conception||October 14, 1989||3||105||5.3||Terry Hughes||Gail Parent|
|Blanche's daughter wants to undergo artificial insemination, which completely horrifies Blanche.|
|File:106.jpg||Rose Fights Back||October 21, 1989||4||106||5.4||Terry Hughes||Marc Sotkin|
|Rose is a victim of age discrimination in the workplace.|
|File:107.jpg||Love Under the Big Top||October 28, 1989||5||107||5.5||Terry Hughes||Richard Vaczy & Tracy Gamble|
|Dorothy's lawyer boyfriend, Ken Whittingham, who seems to have a promising career in her eyes, instead prefers being a circus clown, which threatens the possibility of Dorothy, who believes he is about to propose to her, of their already serious relationship, going to the next step. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche put together a protest to save some dolphins.|
|File:108.jpg||Dancing in the Dark||November 4, 1989||6||108||5.6||Terry Hughes||Phillip Jayson Lasker|
|Rose thinks that she is not smart enough for her dance partner, who reveals that he is a college professor. John Ingle guest stars as Harv.|
|File:109.jpg||Not Another Monday||November 11, 1989||7||109||5.7||Terry Hughes||Gail Parent|
|Sophia is forced to make a difficult choice when her ailing friend requests Sophia's presence when the frail woman decides to commit suicide. Meanwhile, the ladies take care of a baby while his parents are away.
|File:110.jpg||That Old Feeling||November 18, 1989||8||110||5.8||Terry Hughes||Tom Whedon|
|Blanche wants to marry her late husband's brother, or so she thinks.|
|File:111.jpg||Comedy of Errors||November 25, 1989||9||111||5.9||Terry Hughes||Don Reo|
|Dorothy attempts stand-up comedy, while Blanche prepares for an IRS audit.|
|File:112.jpg||All That Jazz||December 2, 1989||10||112||5.10||Terry Hughes||Robert Bruce & Martin Weiss|
|Dorothy must "get tough" with her lazy son by throwing him out of her house, and "forcing him to grow up." Herb Edelman makes a return guest appearance as Stan.|
|File:113.jpg||Ebb Tide||December 9, 1989||11||113||5.11||Terry Hughes||Marc Sotkin|
|Blanche clashes with her sister, Virginia, at their father's funeral. Sheree North guest stars as Virginia.|
|File:114.jpg||Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas||December 16, 1989||12||114||5.12||Terry Hughes||Tom Whedon|
|The ladies volunteer at a soup kitchen on Christmas, which teaches them the true meaning of the season.|
|File:115.jpg||Mary Has a Little Lamb||January 6, 1990||13||115||5.13||Terry Hughes||Harold Apter|
|After a neighbor has an argument with his pregnant daughter, the ladies look after the frustrated teenager, and try to convince their neighbors to reconcile. Julie McCullough guest stars as Mary.|
|File:116.jpg||Great Expectations||January 13, 1990||14||116||5.14||Terry Hughes||Richard Vaczy & Tracy Gamble|
|Rose tries to enroll Dorothy in a positive-thinking group. However, Blanche desperately needs some positive thinking when she is afraid to visit her latest beau in the hospital after he suffers a heart attack. Robert Mandan guest stars as Steven.|
|File:117.jpg||Triple Play||January 27, 1990||15||117||5.15||Terry Hughes||Gail Parent|
|Rose meets her boyfriend's daughter, who stubbornly thinks that her father should remain single.|
|File:118.jpg||Clinton Avenue Memoirs||February 3, 1990||16||118||5.16||Terry Hughes||Richard Vaczy & Tracy Gamble|
|Sophia decides to visit her previous residence in Brooklyn to jog her memories of her late husband.|
|File:119.jpg||Like the Beep Beep Beep of the Tom-Tom||February 10, 1990||17||119||5.17||Terry Hughes||Phillip Jayzon Lasker|
|Blanche worries that a pacemaker will affect her sex life, So, scared of intimacy, she decides to give up sex.
|125.px||An Illegitimate Concern||February 12, 1990||18||120||5.18||Terry Hughes||Marc Cherry & Jamie Wooten|
|Blanche is aghest to learn from a visiting man that her deceased husband once cheated on her. Mark Moses guest stars as David.|
|File:121.jpg||72 Hours||February 17, 1990||19||121||5.19||Terry Hughes||Richard Vaczy & Tracy Gamble|
|A prior blood transfusion may have given Rose AIDS.
Peggy Walton-Walker guest stars as a receptionist.
|File:122.jpg||Twice In a Lifetime||February 24, 1990||20||122||5.20||Terry Hughes||Robert Bruce & Martin Weiss|
|Two men vie for Rose's affections, and she is forced to decide between her old boyfriend and her current boyfriend.|
|File:123.jpg||Sisters and Other Strangers||March 3, 1990||21||123||5.21||Terry Hughes||Marc Cherry & Jamie Wooten|
|Blanche strongly believes that she has inspired her sister, Charmaine's, newly published romance novel. Meanwhile, Stan's cousin from Czechoslovakia stays with the ladies.|
|File:124.jpg||Cheaters||March 24, 1990||22||124||5.22||Terry Hughes||Tom Whedon|
|Dorothy rekindles a romance, while Sophia and Blanche fall victims to a scam.|
|File:125.jpg||The Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding Present||March 31, 1990||23||125||5.23||Terry Hughes||Phillip Jayzon Lasker|
|Sophia oversees an old curse that she once placed on a wedding that the ladies are attending.
|File:126.jpg||All Bets Are Off||April 28, 1990||24||126||5.24||Terry Hughes||Eugene B. Stein|
|Dorothy becomes addicted to gambling after she spends a day at the racetrack.|
|File:127.jpg||The President's Coming! The President's Coming! (Parts I & II)||May 5, 1990||25/26||127/128||5.25/5.26||Lex Passaris||Marc Sotkin, Gail Parent, Martin Weiss & Robert Bruce (Part I)|
|In the first part of a season ending two-episode story arc, the ladies learn that President George H. W. Bush is coming to Miami, and their house is a possible candidate for his stop along the way to a retirement home. The ladies then reminisce, as a Secret Service agent informally interrogates them. In Part II, The ladies continue to reminisce with a Secret Service agent, and the President decides to stop at their house. However, the President is only heard, and his face is never shown.
Note: Part 2 Written by: Philip Jayson Lasker & Tom Whedon, Marc Cherry & Jamie Wooten