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Season 5

14 Sep. 1985
Joey's Train
It has been three months since Chief Kanisky died, when a present he bought for Joey's birthday turns up. Meanwhile, Julie and Jonathan want to move into his bedroom, but Nell objects to this.
21 Sep. 1985
Ship of Fools: Part 1
There's a major house payment that's due so everyone tries to pull all the cash they have. But it still comes up short. Later Nell's ex-husband, who says his band plays on cruise ships, asks Nell to fill in for the band's singer. Nell initially refuses but upon learning about the payment and that what she'll be payed will enough for the payment reluctantly goes and brings Addy and Joey with her.
28 Sep. 1985
Ship of Fools: Part 2
Upon learning that her ex-husband is remarried to a younger woman, Nell's voice goes out, jeopardizing her earning the money needed for the house payment. The ship's doctor tells her to relax but when she tries another stressful moment befalls her.
5 Oct. 1985
The Man from Zoron
While looking for dropped change at a bus stop, Joey accidentally goes out into the path of the arriving bus but is saved by a stranger. Nell and Joey invite the stranger to the house and find out that he claims to be from the planet Zoron.
19 Oct. 1985
Addy's Goodbye
Nell gives the Addy the silent treatment after she discovers that Addy had a party with her colleagues and did not invite her. Nell refuses to budge even after Addy announces that she is moving to NY to accept a new position.
26 Oct. 1985
So Long, Jonathan
Julie and Jonathan's marriage faces its first true test when Jonathan is chosen for an internship in Mexico and he is adamant about Julie not going with him.
2 Nov. 1985
Nell's mother comes to Glenlawn to have eye surgery.
9 Nov. 1985
Sam's Little Girl
Sam volunteers as a Big Sister to a mischievous little girl who is rude to Nell.
16 Nov. 1985
The Elevator
Nell and Addy find themselves stuck in separate, adjacent elevators in the same building.
23 Nov. 1985
Nell's New Car
Nell buys Addy's old car. When the car starts to break down, it comes between the two of them.
30 Nov. 1985
Nell's Gifted Child
Nell pushes Joey to achieve his potential when she receives news from a school counselor that he is a gifted child. But Joey prefers being an average fourth grader and doesn't want to take a placement test for special classes.
7 Dec. 1985
Katie's Apartment
When Nell goes to visit Katie at her new apartment, she stumbles upon Katie's new beau who is a married man.
14 Dec. 1985
Nell and the Kaniskys and their friends look back at the past during the Christmas season.
4 Jan. 1986
Second Chance: Part 1
Nell agrees to sing for a band led by an ex-convict.
11 Jan. 1986
Second Chance: Part 2
Nell and the band appear on "Hour Magazine".
18 Jan. 1986
Bienvenido, Jonathan
When Jonathan returns from his trip in Mexico, he is uncharacteristically moody and will not talk about it. Julie and Nell soon find out that he has lied about going to work and fear that he may be having an affair with a fellow classmates.
1 Feb. 1986
The Gun
Nell is accidentally shot in the foot after she startles Joey who is playing with the Chief's old gun. Following the incident, Nell is puzzled when Joey seems to be avoiding her and the repercussions of his actions.
8 Feb. 1986
A Lesson for Nell
Nell is up in arms when she finds out that Grandpa Kanisky is dating a woman who is the same age as her.
15 Feb. 1986
Pride and Prejudice
Nell goes to apply for a job. But the man she meets tells her that she's not what he's looking for. She assumes he's a bigot so she gets a lawyer who specializes in racial discrimination to confront him. But they find a lot of blacks working there. They find out why he doesn't want to hire Nell and the lawyer tells Nell that it's not in his purview. .
22 Feb. 1986
Family Reunion
Nell's sister leaves her husband, she then comes to stay with Nell, meanwhile more family shows up to make Nell's life a living hell.
29 Mar. 1986
Getting to Know You
Nell has a big date with a foot doctor who happens to not like children. She doesn't know how to tell him about Joey and he is coming over for dinner.
5 Apr. 1986
Katie's Korner
Nell worries what Katie might do after a string of extremely bad luck.
3 May 1986
Found Money
Nell shares her monetary inheritance with her family and friends.
10 May 1986
The Purse Snatcher
Nell's purse is stolen at a Greek restaurant.

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