Brothers (1984) - Season 5

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  • I Remember But I Don't Like It
    6/1/89
    7.6
    Donald and Lou are at each other's throat -- literally. Through a series of flashbacks they see how they built their friendship over the years.
  • The Road Yet Taken
    The Road Yet Taken
    Episode 25
    5/5/89
    6.5
    On his 51st birthday, Lou consults a medium to talk to his deceased father in an effort to evaluate where his life has taken him.
  • Wouldn't It Be Nice
    Wouldn't It Be Nice
    Episode 24
    4/28/89
    8.5
    Joe and Sam celebrate their first anniversary by having an argument that may split them apart.
  • Something Old, Something New
    4/21/89
    8.3
    Cliff becomes jealous when Donald's college friend moves to Philadelphia and begins taking up all of Donald's time.
  • Big
    Big
    Episode 22
    4/14/89
    8.1
    A series of interview failures cause Penny to take out her frustration by eating. After she gains weight, she addresses the issue with jokes instead of trying to lose the weight.
  • Fantasy in Ebony
    Fantasy in Ebony
    Episode 21
    4/7/89
    8.5
    Donald becomes a condo owner and decides to celebrate by redecorating. He hires a decorator who is more interested in running up a large bill than in doing the job.
  • Sam's Dad
    Sam's Dad
    Episode 20
    3/10/89
    8.5
    Sam's headstrong father visits from Tennessee.
  • Inherit the Bar
    Inherit the Bar
    Episode 19
    3/17/89
    8.5
    A billionaire offers to buy the Point After. Joe gives terms that the billionaire agrees to at first, then changes his mind.
  • Guarding the Nest
    Guarding the Nest
    Episode 18
    3/3/89
    8.2
    Lou has a hard time accepting the fact that Louella is discovering boys and growing up.
  • Three Infants and a Baby
    2/24/89
    8.3
    Joe and Sam go skiing, leaving Caroline in the company of Cliff, Lou, Donald, and Penny.
  • Isn't It Romantic?
    Isn't It Romantic?
    Episode 16
    2/17/89
    8.5
    Cliff is the object of a man's affection, much to Cliff's dismay. Cliff, however, doesn't know how to break off the relationship without hurting the guy's feelings.
  • The Point After Bowling Team
    1/20/89
    8.5
    After a bowling match the gang gathers at the Point After to share memories (shown in flashbacks from previous shows).
  • Nanny From Heaven
    Nanny From Heaven
    Episode 14
    1/13/89
    8.5
    Joe and Sam hire a nanny to tend to Caroline.
  • A Study in Maltby
    A Study in Maltby
    Episode 13
    1/6/89
    8.9
    As the 20th anniversary of Donald's coming out approaches, painful memories about his past leave him battling insomnia.
  • Guardian Angels
    Guardian Angels
    Episode 12
    12/30/88
    8.5
    Joe and Sam name Lou as Caroline's guardian. The choice causes friction between Joe, Penny, and Cliff.
  • The Detour
    The Detour
    Episode 11
    12/16/88
    8.5
    Penny and Mike have an argument. In an attempt to make Penny jealous, Mike goes hang gliding and crashes, leaving Penny to take stock of their relationship.
  • Nothin' Says Lovin'
    Nothin' Says Lovin'
    Episode 10
    12/2/88
    8.4
    During the baby shower, Sam goes into labor.
  • Two for the Seesaw
    Two for the Seesaw
    Episode 9
    11/11/88
    8.5
    Donald offers to bankroll Lou as an independent contractor. The partnership becomes strained when Donald gets Lou the job of restoring the mansion of Donald's boss.
  • A Job Well Done
    A Job Well Done
    Episode 8
    11/4/88
    8.5
    A construction site accident sends a man to the hospital and Lou to the new president's office to complain about inferior working conditions. The company president silences Lou with a promotion and a raise, but then another accident happens, leaving Lou with a pained conscience.
  • Moving Out
    Moving Out
    Episode 7
    10/28/88
    8.7
    Penny gets her own apartment after her mother remarries, but she quickly discovers that living on her own isn't as much fun as she imagined.
  • But I Know What I Like
    10/21/88
    8.5
    Joe discovers that Sam once posed in the nude. Her photos are in a magazine, and Joe is furious.
  • Hustle Up
    Hustle Up
    Episode 5
    10/7/88
    8.4
    Joe rejects Cliff's offer to become the Point After's manager. Cliff decides to try a catering service to prove that he can finish what he starts.
  • L. A. Maltby
    L. A. Maltby
    Episode 4
    9/30/88
    8.5
    Donald goes to Los Angeles "for a few days" on a work assignment and ends up going Hollywood instead, to the dismay of his friends.
  • I'll Know When My Love Comes Along
    7/15/88
    8.5
    Penny has fallen for a new man -- the young lawyer that Joe's ex-wife has hired to get Joe's football pension as part of the divorce settlement.
  • Barney, We Hardly Knew Ye
    7/8/88
    8.8
    The son of one of Lou's Korean War buddies shows up, looking for information about his father. The man's questions bring back painful memories for Lou -- and Donald.
  • Sittin' in a Tree
    Sittin' in a Tree
    Episode 1
    6/24/88
    8.3
    Joe has a bad reaction to Sam's news: she's pregnant.