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Season 5

21 Sep. 1983
Brave New World: Part 1
As Blair and Jo enter Langley college, Mrs. Garrett decides to quit her job at Eastland.
 
21 Sep. 1983
Brave New World: Part 2
Mrs. Garrett decides to open a gourmet delicatessen and asks the girls to assist her.
 
28 Sep. 1983
Gamma Gamma or Bust
Blair is nominated for a placement in the Gamma Gamma sorority at Langley.
 
12 Oct. 1983
Just My Bill
When Jo finds out her new boyfriend is the son of distinguished and wealthy parents, she feels uncomfortable continuing the relationship.
 
19 Oct. 1983
What Price Glory?
Tootie discovers that her boyfriend Jeff, a school athlete, cannot read.
 
26 Oct. 1983
The Halloween Show
The girls fear Mrs. Garrett ground up a missing customer into her homemade bratwurst!
 
2 Nov. 1983
Advance Placement
Natalie is allowed to take a course at Langley and gets so caught up in the social life of college that she begins skipping classes at Eastland and work at Edna's Edibles.
 
9 Nov. 1983
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Blair and Jo take Mrs. Garrett to a male strip club for her birthday, where Blair discovers a shocking revelation about her boyfriend.
 
16 Nov. 1983
Small But Dangerous
Kelly begs for a fresh start from Mrs. Garrett and the girls when her attempt to extort money from Edna's Edibles is thwarted by Jo.
 
30 Nov. 1983
Store Games
Kelly informs Mrs. Garrett that Pete, the underhanded owner of Pete's Deli, is aiming to put Edna's Edibles out of business by selling gourmet food at a discount. While Mrs. Garrett gets worried, Jo gets devious and uses the store's computer to mess with the files in Pete's computer.
 
14 Dec. 1983
The Second Time Around
Jo thinks her father's intentions to remarry means that her parents are reconciling.
 
21 Dec. 1983
The Christmas Show
The girls prepare to go their separate ways for Christmas vacation.
 
28 Dec. 1983
The Chain Letter
All four girls are fired from Edna's Edibles by Mrs. Garrett. They hope she'll give them a second chance.
 
4 Jan. 1984
Next Door
Mrs. Garrett and the girls befriend a little boy whose single mother doesn't have time to take care of him.
 
11 Jan. 1984
Crossing the Line
Natalie and Tootie's relationship is strained when Tootie questions Natalie's reasons for refusing and then accepting a date with Tootie's cousin Michael.
 
1 Feb. 1984
A Death in the Family
Natalie's father dies from a sudden heart attack.
 
8 Feb. 1984
Big Fish/Little Fish
Blair is confused as to why she isn't as popular at Langley as she was at Eastland and needs Jo's help to turn things around. Natalie has stopped having fun since the death of her father so Tootie and Mrs. Garrett try to help her get over it.
 
15 Feb. 1984
Star at Langley
Blair encourages Cliff to have a more open and less demanding relationship with her. But she quickly changes her mind when the first person Cliff starts seeing is Heather Hunt, a Hollywood movie star who is visiting Langley.
 
22 Feb. 1984
Dream Marriage
Blair dreams of what her life might be like in the year 2000.
 
29 Feb. 1984
Mother and Daughter
Tootie's mother is visiting her in Peekskill and feels compelled to confront her on why she doesn't confide in her about anything.
 
21 Mar. 1984
Seems Like Old Times
Eddie, Jo's old flame, returns to rekindle their romance, even though he's married to another woman.
 
2 May 1984
Joint Custody
If Mrs. Garrett doesn't save her son's troubled marriage, Edna's Edibles might be sold off in the divorce.
 
9 May 1984
The Way We Were: Part 1
As the girls prepare for their summer vacations, they look back on the past, as seen in clips from previous episodes.
 
9 May 1984
The Way We Were: Part 2
The girls continue their reminiscences of their friendship.
 

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