Season five begins in the aftermath of the car crash, with both sets of parents arriving at the hospital and Dharma just out of surgery. Greg has a few minor cuts, but he's mostly feeling guilty because he was driving.
Dharma encourages Larry to ask his brother for a loan to buy a conspiracy bookshop. But when strange things start to go wrong, Dharma suspects that something's afoot. Mitch Pileggi makes a guest appearance.
Dharma and Greg find themselves once again trying to make peace between their polar opposite parents when an argument breaks out over whether the couple will vacation with the Finkelsteins or the Montgomerys.