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Victoria marries Emmett in prison, but discovers there may be a glitch; Joy faces the husband who walked out on her (Craig Ferguson); free of worry after she learns she's cancer-free, Melanie gets surprising results from another doctor that may change her life forever.
Elka and Mamie Sue arrange a reunion of their old bowling team, to smooth out the wrinkles of a falling out years ago; Victoria meets with the indie director she idolizes (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) but is taken aback by his unique trait; Melanie is ecstatic to be dating a plastic surgeon, though things take a turn when she gets a little too into it; Joy is excited to be set up with a film professor (George Hamilton), but soon realizes he may be into someone else.
In an attempt to correct all her relationship errors after being hospitalized, Victoria gets in touch with all her exes to find out what she did wrong to end their relationship, though things take a turn when an unexpected visitor shows up. Meanwhile, Joy and Melanie romance a coma patient while Elka and Mamie Sue take advantage of what the hospital has to offer them.moreless
While preparing for a "Hot in Cleveland" show taping, the ladies are surprised by a special guest and begin to reminisce about their favorite moments and bloopers from Season 4.
Wilbur's first birthday is coming up and the women want to make it special. Meanwhile, Melanie and Alec consider taking their relationship to the next level.
Victoria becomes a spokesperson. Meanwhile, Joy reunites with an old flame.
Emmett enlists the girls' help in coming up with the perfect way to propose to Victoria.
Victoria is lured home by her mother. Meanwhile, Joy and Melanie try to relive the 70's.
Hot in Cleveland has its first live episode.
Victoria and Melanie contemplate the next step in their respective relationships with Emmett and Alec, which lead them to life-changing decisions. Elka carts around Flat Stanley for boyfriend Pierre's grandson. As part of her private detective internship, Joy is assigned to investigate Elka's money laundering scheme, and when she finds clear evidence, she's faced with a difficult decision pertaining to Elka's consequences.moreless
Secrets are revealed when the girls venture off to a rustic spa retreat, where Joy tests her newfound sleuthing skills on a suspicious Yogi (Ed Begley, Jr.), Mamie Sue confronts Elka about her bossiness, Victoria confronts her ability to be helpful in emergency situations, and Melanie's fasting causes hallucinations.
Melanie sets Joy up with Alec's friend, Bill (Cameron Mathison), with whom Alec is quite competitive, while Elka fills in as Victoria's new assistant. In each pairing, secrets are revealed about others in the group, and tempers flare when they all come together for the girls' monthly game night.
Victoria finds out Emmett's still married to his ex-wife, and Joy falls for a medical student who turns out to be a bit younger than she thought, while Melanie and Elka tend to the mailman, who unexpectedly sets up house when his wife leaves him.
Melanie fakes sex with Alec, but then has trouble keeping up the charade. After a day on Victoria's set as an extra, Joy makes a date with her scene partner, who turns out to be Emmett's resentful brother. While Joy's out, Elka and Mamie Sue babysit Wilbur, but get into hot water when he picks up a few choice words.moreless
After havoc wreaks at Wilbur's christening, everyone from the gang recounts a story of how the events unfolded, including Owen and Joy's mother.
Joy discovers her perfect fireman boyfriend may actually have a few flaws, while Melanie finds out Alec likes her, too, but that he's still in a relationship with Chloe. Victoria becomes preoccupied with spying on Emmett while he's away in Venice, and Elka and Mamie Sue begin their secret "business venture."moreless
When Chance eats Joy's car keys, the gang takes a trip to the vet, where Elka teaches Mamie Sue (Georgia Engel) how to flirt with men. Victoria's daughter, Oscar, wants to interview the girls on their personal changes since their move to Cleveland, but her interview with her mother takes a turn. Joy lands a date with a fireman (Eddie Cibrian).moreless
In an attempt to cover up their money laundering scheme, Elka and Mamie Sue (Georgia Engel) scheme up a fake company and trick Joy into being their spokesperson. Meanwhile, Melanie attempts to break in to Alec's apartment to erase her text messages from his phone, and after a tabloid rumor spreads that she and Emmet (Alan Dale) are dating, Victoria finds she might actually have real feelings for him.moreless
Melanie lies to Alec in order to hide his feelings for him, saying she's dating actor Emmett Lawson (Alan Dale), who stars with Victoria in the Woody Allen movie, while Victoria herself has trouble decoding Emmett's method acting personality. Meanwhile, Joy tries to fit in with the much younger college crowd, with which Elka isn't helping in the least.moreless
Melanie starts to think Alec reciprocates her feelings for him, but is frightened when Chloe enlists her help in tracking down the mystery girl whose captured her ex-husband's heart. Victoria is assigned to gain weight for her role, but encounters difficulties in trying to do so. Joy goes back to school, and Elka tags along, where Joy finds out Elka is hiding a lucrative secret.moreless
Joy is surprised that Owen is the father of the baby that was left on the doorstep which makes her a grandmother. After being brushed off by Pierre, Elka decides to make him jealous by going out with his brother. Melanie gets a job and is immediately attracted to a man and finds out he is her boss's ex-husband. Victoria lands a role in a Woody Allen movie.moreless