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Season 5

20 Sep. 2012
Ms. Knope Goes to Washington
Leslie and Andy go to Washington on business--and to see Ben and April. Back in Pawnee, Ron is in charge of the employee barbecue, and Tom and Ann pretend to still be together.
 
27 Sep. 2012
Soda Tax
Leslie faces threats and backlash if she votes in favor of a "soda tax," Ben tries to suck to his interns after he discovers that they're politically connected, and Andy's efforts to get in shape send Chris into a depression.
 
4 Oct. 2012
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Leslie is forced to make a sacrifice to assure passage of a bill, Ron meets a single woman while fixing a pothole, and Ben and April are stuck in a parking lot and can't make it back to Pawnee.
 
18 Oct. 2012
Sex Education
Leslie gets in trouble with her initiative to teach safe sex to senior citizens, Ron tries to help Tom overcome his addiction to social media, and Ben and April suspect that the candidate they work for is a robot.
 
25 Oct. 2012
Halloween Surprise
Leslie's future with Ben is on hold after he gets a new job offer, Leslie and Ann give Jerry a heart attack, and Ron's new relationship is in jeopardy because of his girlfriend's kids.
 
8 Nov. 2012
Ben's Parents
Ben's parents ruin Leslie and Ben's engagement party, Chris becomes sad over their engagement, and Tom prepares a new business pitch for Ron.
 
15 Nov. 2012
Leslie vs. April
Leslie and April clash over a proposed dog park, Ben receives a slew of job offers, and Andy uses his detective skills to find out who stole his computer.
 
29 Nov. 2012
Pawnee Commons
Leslie wants to reject a great park idea just because the designer comes from Eagleton, Tom begins his new business venture with a new fiscal approach, and Andy and April find a way to make Andy's new security job more exciting.
 
6 Dec. 2012
Ron and Diane
Tammy shows up at an awards ceremony to sabotage Ron's new relationship, and four of Jerry's co-workers are shocked that he's throwing a Christmas party without them.
 
17 Jan. 2013
Two Parties
Leslie's bachelorette party is ruined after councilman Jamm backs out of a promise, and Chris throws Ben a bachelor party that everyone will remember.
 
24 Jan. 2013
Women in Garbage
Leslie and April volunteer to work on a garbage truck to fight sexism in city government, Ron has a frightening experience babysitting Diane's girls, and Andy and Ben try to teach basketball to Tom.
 
7 Feb. 2013
Ann's Decision
Ann wants to find a sperm donor, Chris, Ron and Tom help Ben find a wedding caterer, and April replaces Leslie at a public hearing about a new park.
 
14 Feb. 2013
Emergency Response
The department has to put together an last-minute fund-raising gala for the new park without Leslie, who has been called away on an emergency disaster drill. Meanwhile, Andy takes his police officer exam.
 
21 Feb. 2013
Leslie and Ben
Leslie and Ben decide to get married right after the gala, but a jealous and drunk councilman Jamm crashes the party and ruins the evening.
 
21 Feb. 2013
Correspondents' Lunch
Leslie discovers that a newspaper reporter has hacked her e-mail account, Ben begins his new job, and Anne decides that she wants Chris to be her sperm donor.
 
14 Mar. 2013
Bailout
Leslie runs into unexpected problems when she proposes a "bailout" of a failing movie rental store, Ann tries to make friends with April while waiting for an answer from Chris, and Tom tries to stand up to a scary new worker at Rent-A-Swag.
 
4 Apr. 2013
Partridge
Ben and Leslie go to Ben's hometown in Minnesota so he can get the key to the city, an honor given to all former mayors of the town except Ben, councilman Jamm sues Ron for punching him, and Chris and Ann try to test their compatibility.
 
11 Apr. 2013
Animal Control
Leslie faces a roadblock while searching for a new head of Animal Control, Ann convinces Ron to go see a doctor, and Ben asks local fragrance mogul Dennis Feinstein for a charitable donation.
 
18 Apr. 2013
Article Two
A concerned citizen fights Leslie's efforts to removed some outdated Pawnee laws, and April and Ron are forced to take Chris's management training course.
 
18 Apr. 2013
Jerry's Retirement
Leslie throws a last-minute retirement party for Jerry, Tom discovers that he's the new Jerry in the office, and Ann and Chris weigh their options for conception.
 
25 Apr. 2013
Swing Vote
After a bill to fund a local putt-putt course is introduced, Leslie and Ron compete for Jamm's swing vote. Meanwhile, Andy decides to retire from the band, and Ann tries to help Tom break up with Mona Lisa.
 
2 May 2013
Are You Better Off?
A group of citizens organizes a Leslie Knope recall, Andy finds a positive pregnancy test outside Ron's cabin, and Tom considers a lucrative offer to sell Rent-a-Swag.
 

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