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Season 5

9 Sep. 1996
Living with Disaster
The day after Jane and Sydney's attempt on Richard's life, Jane files a missing persons report on him. But she becomes nervous when the not-really-dead Richard begins to harass her. Meanwhile, Jake and Alison decide to become a couple, but they must hide the news from Billy. Amanda travels to Kansas City to talk to Mrs. Davis, the mother of Peter's long-dead first wife, to find information about him. In Boston, a shady woman named Taylor McBride, the wife of restaurant chef Kyle McBride and someone from Peter's past, flies to Los Angeles after reading about Peter's ...
16 Sep. 1996
Over Dick's Dead Body
Jane and Sydney continue to be harassed by Richard, who eventually confronts them at his burial site. Meanwhile, Alison and Jake continue to keep their affair a secret from Billy while she decides to move into her own apartment away from Melrose. Kyle McBride arrives in Los Angeles and reluctantly approves Taylor's decision to move into Melrose to expand their restaurant chain. Amanda tries to force Kimberly to remember when she kept Peter locked up, while a drug addicted Matt steals a prescription for more pep pills from Michael.
23 Sep. 1996
Moving Violations
Jane and Sydney's confrontation with Richard comes to a shocking end when Richard is killed by a policeman before he can kill them. At Peter's pre-trial hearing, Taylor is in attendance when Peter takes the witness stand after Kimberly's testimony falters, but she regains her memory at the last moment and Peter is freed. Meanwhile, Billy organizes a surprise going-away party for Alison, but gets a bigger surprise when he learns of her and Jake. Also, Michael is asked about Matt's drug use, and Samantha's not sure if she wants to live at Melrose.
30 Sep. 1996
Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love
Despite of his feelings for Alison, Billy asks Samantha out on a date and later blabs about Alison and Jake's romantic involvement in front of everyone. Peter fires Sydney after she sells his house to make amends meet for Peter's legal defense, and she immediately gets another job at Jane's boutique store. Meanwhile, Kimberly turns in her medical license when the hospital board has in inquiry about her. Taylor continues to be obsessed with Peter, and asks Amanda to help her and Kyle in a advertising place for their restaurant. Amanda, being paranoid and suspicious as ...
28 Oct. 1996
Un-Janed Melody
After Jane inadvertently torches Alison's new apartment, she slowly goes crazy and begins to stalk and harass both Alison and Jake. Meanwhile, Amanda is in Santa Barbara on her honeymoon with Peter, while Taylor continues to peruse him. At D&D, Arthur Field, the ruthless chairman of the board, hires his equally ruthless son, Craig, as a junior associate and puts Billy in charge of showing him around. Michael becomes frustrated after Kimberly won't return his sexual advances. Sydney meets Kyle for the first time and then some. Also, Matt is committed to a rehab center ...
4 Nov. 1996
Jane's Addiction
Alison and Jake debate the issue of whether Billy or Jane is behind their resent mishaps. Meanwhile, Billy takes Samantha on a picnic trip who learns about his past from Jane. Amanda tries to stay ahead of Craig at D&D after his father positions him to get close to her to strike, and Billy learns of their plan to take over D&D all for themselves. Michael wrestles with the temptation of his new beach front neighbor, Megan Lewis. Matt tries to leave rehab, but realizes that he has been suspended from medical school for his drug use. Also, Sydney tries to sell one of ...
11 Nov. 1996
Young Doctors in Heat
Amanda struggles to maintain control of D&D and her marriage to Peter when he moves out of her apartment and in with Michael and Kimberly after a heated argument. Meanwhile, Jane continues to stalk Jake and Alison, and he gets frustrated at not being able to do anything when Jane goes to the police first and charges HIM with harassment. Matt tells Dan that he wants to leave rehab because he has feelings for him. Billy and Samantha try to move forward with their relationship. Michael continues to lust after Megan who refuses to tell him about herself. Also, Samantha ...
11 Nov. 1996
Mission: Interpersonal
While Amanda is out of town on business, Taylor confronts Peter and reveals that she happens to be Victoria (formerly Vicki) Taylor Davis, the younger sister of his long-dead first wife and she has had strong feelings for him all along which explains why Taylor settled in Los Angeles. But Peter does not want to say anything to Amanda because he knows that she will naturally get jealous and paranoid to this turn of events. Michael wants to know more about Megan and when she refuses to tell him, he investigates and discovers her to be a prostitute. Kimberly becomes ...
18 Nov. 1996
Farewell, Mike's Concubine
Michael campaigns to become the new chief of staff at Wilshire Hospital, as does Peter, and as does Dr. Irene Shulman, the overachieving chief resident. Meanwhile, Kimberly meets with Megan thus revealing that Kimberly hired Megan to seduce Michael to get him sexually active again. Kimberly orders Megan to end the charade with Michael. But Michael refuses back away from Megan. After Amanda saves Craig from botching an account, he reluctantly agrees to tell her about his father's plans to oust her from D&D. Alison sees an opportunity to come back to D&D temporarily ...
25 Nov. 1996
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Jane goes to Chicago to visit her parents and later gets a big surprise when she accidentally discovers that she has been adopted. Back in Los Angeles, Craig flexes his new muscle at D&D after learning that he was willed the majority of D&D's stock. Meanwhile, Kimberly tells Megan her secret that she's dying from a brain tumor and sets a plan for Michael's future which she asks him for a quick divorce. Peter returns to work, but has a hard day in surgery when he loses a patient. Taylor ignores Kyle's warning to stay away from Peter and as a result, he moves closer to ...
2 Dec. 1996
Sole Sister
Sydney's romance with Kyle eludes her when he tells her that their tryst in the restaurant was a one-time thing and that's it, and Sydney suffers further unhappiness when she learns Jane's news who then decides to track down her real biological mother. Megan expresses doubts to Kimberly about Michael's true feelings for her. Meanwhile, Billy gives love-life advice to Alison, who then decides to accept Jake's business offer. On another diner date, Matt meets one of Dan's former patients (and lovers) who cautions him about Dan's handling of relationships. Amanda, under ...
9 Dec. 1996
Quest for Mother
Jane finally meets her biological mother, Sherri Doucette, a mysterious ex-actress who's not what she appears to be. Craig threatens to reveal some long-kept secret about his father if he won't stop harassing him at work. Meanwhile, Michael is hesitant about moving ahead with his future with Megan. Dan asks Matt to move in with him at his house after Michael moves into Matt's apartment. Peter considers dumping medicine for golf and later loses a bet with Kyle on the golf course. Afterward, Peter joins Taylor at a church for a memorial service to her sister. Kyle hires...
16 Dec. 1996
Crazy Love
Amanda persuades Peter to start seeing a therapist when he starts acting insanely jealous and manic-mannered, especially when he creates an ugly scene at a business dinner with Craig. Meanwhile, Jane persuades Sherri to spend the Christmas holiday with her, where she tells Jane more about her past. Samantha goes to an art gallery auction to try to recover one of her paintings that Sydney sold to Kyle and pocketed the money, and Billy tries to get another painting away from Craig that he keeps in his office. Sydney meets a reclusive millionaire, named Carter Galivan, ...
6 Jan. 1997
The Accidental Doctor
Kyle unsuccessfully tries to get Peter and Amanda back together during his birthday party at his restaurant. Peter continues to sulk about his sagging medical career which drives a further riff between him and Amdanda. But later, Peter gets an emotional boost when he saves the life of an elderly woman from choking at a traffic accident. Meanwhile, Sydney visits Carter Galivan at his house again during a formal fund raiser where he gives her a new sports car that was given to him as a gift. Tensions arise between Jane and Sherri, in which Jane learns from Sherri's ...
13 Jan. 1997
Escape from L.A.
A rejuvenated Peter tries to reconcile with Amanda, who proves more difficult than he thought, while Dan tries to do the same for Matt. But Dan's further possessiveness results him injuring Matt again. After Jane's boutique shop is burglarized, she turns into a recluse which makes Sherri wonder if she has failed as a mother. Then a surprise visit from Jane's parents makes her realize that she wants to get a new start on life and she decides to move back to Chicago with them, and Sherri decides to start a relationship with Ed. Amanda learns from a drunken Craig his ...
20 Jan. 1997
The Eyes of the Storm
Michael runs to Kimberly's side after learning of her health condition, but she runs away. Meanwhile, Amanda plays her hand with Craig and his father and during a hostile confrontation, Field suffers a fatal heart attack. Sydney moves in with Samantha and takes over Jane's boutique shop after she moves away and learns that it's in financial straits. Sydney then goes to Kyle for a loan, but help comes from another mysterious source: Carter. Peter takes action after he learns about Dan's abusive nature which leads to a confrontation with Matt about his problems. Also, ...
27 Jan. 1997
Better Homes and Condos
When Samantha is threatened with eviction from Melrose, Billy suggests legal help, but regrets it when the lawyer, Kenny, turns out to be an old boyfriend of hers. Meanwhile, Taylor takes a dim view toward Kyle's short-tempered, former army service buddy, Nick, who shows up out the blue and asks to stay at their place. Amanda visits Peter's new home and makes a move to reconcile. Carter takes Sydney on a private getaway to a ranch near San Francisco to show her where he grew up, and she tries to break down his creative block. But later, Sydney learns the true reason ...
3 Feb. 1997
Great Sexpectations
In this two-hour episode, Kyle and Nick have a boys night out that ends in jail for both of them when they get into a barroom brawl at Shooters. Meanwhile, Taylor supplies Peter with valuable news about the hospital's new chief of staff's intimate involvement with his employer, Dr. Ilene Shulman, which enables Peter to seize the title for himself. Amanda uses Craig's lust after her to her own advantage to have him sign some papers so she can finally take control of his half of D&D. Alison and Jake set a date for their marriage, but at the last moment, she leaves him ...
10 Feb. 1997
Catch Her in the Lie
After taking a punch from Billy, a frustrated Jake hits the road and ends up in a small town visiting his former girlfriend Colleen and her eight-year-old son. Back in Los Angeles, Alison has Billy as company when she hears her unborn baby's heartbeat. Meanwhile, Carter, wanting to get away from his solitude life, moves in with Sydney and begins looking for a new job and finds one... in Kyle's restaurant. Michael's personal care for Kimberly works wonders for her when they learn that her brain tumor is shrinking, but it has Megan wondering if she and Michael are ...
17 Feb. 1997
Men Are from Melrose
Jake returns to Los Angeles where he seeks another chance to get Alison back. Meanwhile, Nick threatens both Taylor and Peter after snapping a few compromising photos of them together. Michael is forced by Kimberly to choose either her or Megan. Carter continues to enjoy his view of the real world. But when Carter learns that he's a part of a competition for Sydney, he realizes that the world is not for him and decides to go back to his reclusive business world. At the end, Megan gets an unpleasant surprise when she is visited by Josh Laughlin, her former pimp.
24 Feb. 1997
Frames 'R' Us
A nearly broke Craig moves into #8 apartment at Melrose to continue his pursuit and revenge against Amanda. Meanwhile, Josh introduces himself to Michael and threatens to expose Megan's past life at a hospital benefit, which all turns out to be Kimberly's plan to break up Michael and Megan. Peter and Taylor plot a dangerous scheme to steal Nick's incriminating photos of them together when Taylor drugs him long enough for Peter to sneak into his apartment to take the pictures. Undaunted, Nick and Craig switch to "Plan B" where Craig informs Amanda of Peter's liaison ...
3 Mar. 1997
Screams from a Marriage
Josh continues Kimberly's plan to break up Megan and Michael when he plays all three of them against each other and sets Megan up to be arrested for solicitation to make it complete. Meanwhile, Matt's angry and rebellious 16-year-old niece, Chelsea, arrives in town for the funeral of her father (Matt's older brother), and causes concern for Matt and his mother. After a torrid night with Craig, Amanda realizes her mistake and rejects him, but he becomes oblivious to it and still wants in on a relationship. Taylor's world comes crashing down around her after Nick gives ...
10 Mar. 1997
101 Damnations
Megan's life suffers more when she is evicted from her own house after word spreads of her arrest (and past life), not wanting to ruin his reputation at the hospital anymore. Meanwhile, Chelsea stays with Matt at his place where she proves too much for him to handle. An eccentric customer sues both Sydney and Samantha after injuring herself at the boutique shop when a display falls on her, courtesy of Sydney's carelessness. Word gets out about Taylor's affair and past history with Peter after Alison overhears an argument between her and Kyle. Kyle's brief affair with ...
17 Mar. 1997
From Here to Maternity
Against her doctor's orders to ease her work load, Alison goes to D&D to meet with a client. Meanwhile, Michael hires Megan as the new receptionist at Burns-Mancini practice despite Peter's wariness. Kimberly is hospitalized and is told of a new problem in her medical condition that could help her or kill her. With Samantha's help, Matt tries to find his runaway niece while he argues with his mother over who will take custody of Chelsea. Amanda invites Craig for a weekend drive up the coast where she tells him of a new turn in her life of vowing to be celibate for an ...
31 Mar. 1997
Last Exit to Ohio
Kimberly's mother arrives in town to persuade her to return home with her to Cleveland after learning of her health condition from Michael and Megan. Meanwhile, Sydney plays detective to prove that the woman suing her is a fraud, but once again gets bad luck when the conniving Hilda plays everyone against Sydney. Billy learns details about Samantha's father, Jim, about his criminal days and how Samantha turned him in after he moves in with them. Jake maintains a bedside vigil for Alison when she is hospitalized after developing serious problems with her pregnancy and ...
7 Apr. 1997
The Dead Wives Club
Jake takes Alison on a private getaway to get married, which turns less than pleasant when their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town. Jim tries to get a job at Shooters while he continues to try to win Samantha's respect, but threatens Billy whom he doesn't approve of. After Kimberly's death, Megan has a strange dream where Kimberly gives her words of wisdom regarding Michael, who is determined to dethrone Peter as Whilshire Hospital's chief of staff to claim the title for himself. Sydney, now bankrupt after losing the lawsuit, comes back to work ...
14 Apr. 1997
Deja Vu, All Over Again
Michael's devious younger sister, Jennifer Mancini, arrives in town from New York to stay, and moves in with him and Megan at the beach house and soon shows her true arrogant colors when she meets with Amanda for a job at D&D. Meanwhile, Craig thinks romancing Sydney will solve D&D's legal problems after she follows Harry's advice to sue the agency. Alison has an uncomfortable meeting with Colleen, Jake's former girlfriend and mother of his son, who arrives for a visit and makes Alison vulnerable to fall off the wagon again. Matt tries to stop Chelsea from going to ...
21 Apr. 1997
All Beths Are Off
Amanda becomes Kyle's new silent partner to help him finance his dream of owning his own jazz club above his restaurant. Meanwhile, Jennifer becomes acquainted with some of the residents from Melrose which include Kyle and a very hostile Taylor when it's revealed that Jennifer was the young waitress from Boston that Kyle had an affair with years ago which almost broke up his marriage. Craig continues to romance Sydney who accepts his offer of pampering at a posh health spa in Palm Springs. Amanda blames Alison's mistake at work on her return to drinking and she and ...
28 Apr. 1997
Ultimatums and the Single Guy
Jennifer gets a job as a waitress/exotic dancer at a strip club which worries Megan fearing that Jennifer will follow down the path of prostitution as Megan did when she first started out that way. Meanwhile, an adoption agent interviews Jake and Alison about a possible adoption plan, which falls apart due to their increased drinking. Amanda demands a documentation on her investment with Kyle and later they both meet with Peter and Taylor to talk about divorce. Craig continues to woo Sydney and finally gets her to soften her stance on the lawsuit, but the greedy Harry...
5 May 1997
Going Places
At Megan's request, Kyle rescues Jennifer and lets her stay in his apartment at Melrose until she can find a more decent job. Shortly thereafter, Amanda takes Kyle for a vacation to the Caribbean where thoughts of romance fly between them as they prepare to proceed with their divorces. In Los Angeles, Taylor reluctantly approves Michael's plan against Peter to psychologically break him down by making him think he's a violent epileptic. Meanwhile, Jake and Alison plot to move from Los Angeles to start their lives over. Sydney's lawsuit against D&D is settled after ...
12 May 1997
Secrets and Lies and More Lies
Michael and Taylor's scheme to bring down Peter takes off when Taylor drugs Peter and fakes an attack she claims he made on her, claiming he was in an epileptic seizure at the time, and Megan mistakenly thinks that Michael and Taylor are having an affair after learning about time Michael is spending with Taylor. Meanwhile, Sydney is hired by Craig as the new efficiency consultant at D&D and together they immediately begin to challenge Amanda's authority. When Jake's ex-girlfriend, Colleen, comes to Los Angeles for a visit again with Jake's son, Alison gets drunk and ...
19 May 1997
Who's Afraid of Amanda Woodward?: Part 1
In the two-hour season final, Samantha is arrested when her father slips away from a police dragnet. Billy makes a deal to get her out of jail so the police will lead her to Jim. After Jake sells Shooters, Alison plots a course to make his dream of owning his own restaurant in Ojai come true. Meanwhile, Craig and Sydney announce their engagement and also their plan to leave D&D to form their own advertising agency which prompts a mass exodus of clients and workers, unable to stand Amanda's tyranny at the company. Michael makes Megan an unwitting accomplice with him ...
19 May 1997
Who's Afraid of Amanda Woodward?: Part 2
Alison begins her plan to push Jake away when she tells Colleen that Jake really loves her and she should not give up with him. Jake then settles in Ojai and opens his own restaurant, while Alison moves to Atlanta... alone, both leaving Melrose for good. Although Amanda has strong feelings for Kyle, she refuses to seek comfort with him when she sees him with Jennifer. As Craig and Sydney plan their wedding, Amanda suffers an emotional breakdown after she's unable to keep D&D clients from leaving for Craig's new company. After Michael forces Peter to give up his ...

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