Queer as Folk (season 5)

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Queer as Folk: Season 5
QueerAsFolkSeason5.jpg
DVD cover
Country of origin United States
Canada
No. of episodes 13
Broadcast
Original channel Showtime
Showcase
Original run May 22, 2005 (2005-05-22) – August 7, 2005 (2005-08-07)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 May 30, 2006 (2006-05-30)
Season chronology
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The fifth season of Queer as Folk, an American and Canadian television series, premiered on Showtime on May 22, 2005, and on Showcase on May 23, 2005. Consisting of thirteen episodes, season five served as the final season for Queer as Folk.

The series finale aired on August 7, 2005, in the United States and August 15, 2005, in Canada.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series # Season # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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71 1[1] "Move and Leave" Kelly Makin Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman May 22, 2005 (2005-05-22) (United States)1
May 23, 2005 (2005-05-23) (Canada)
501
Michael throws a surprise 10th anniversary party for Melanie and Lindsay but the evening doesn't quite turn out as planned. Justin's stay in Hollywood is extended, in turn affecting his relationship with Brian. At Ted's suggestion, Brian invests his Kinnetik profits in a new venture.
72 2[2] "Back in Business" Michael DeCarlo Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman & Del Shores May 22, 2005 (2005-05-22) (United States)1
May 30, 2005 (2005-05-30) (Canada)
502
Brian re-opens Babylon but the party boys have disappeared. Justin returns to Pittsburgh after the studio pulls the plug on "Rage." Michael decides to pursue custody of his daughter, Jenny Rebecca. Behind closed doors, Ted pursues a new look after a recent fling turns out to be a chubby chaser. Emmett lands a role in front of the camera as Pittsburgh's resident "Queer Guy" on the local news.
73 3[3] "Fags are No Different than People" Michael DeCarlo Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman & Brad Fraser May 29, 2005 (2005-05-29) (United States)
June 6, 2005 (2005-06-06) (Canada)
503
Brian and Michael grow further apart as Brian struggles to save Liberty Avenue from gentrification and Michael embraces domestic life. The street may never be the same when Debbie decides to retire from the diner and newcomer Loretta Pye takes over.
74 4[4] "Hard Decisions" Kelly Makin Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman & Michael MacLennan June 5, 2005 (2005-06-05) (United States)
June 13, 2005 (2005-06-13) (Canada)
504
Brian remains steadfast in his belief that marriage is the death of a relationship. Debbie has a difficult time accepting her role as a lady of leisure-especially when she discovers that Loretta has stolen her act including the button-clad vest right down to the wisecracks. Ted decides to undergo an extreme makeover.
75 5 "Excluding and Abstemiousness" Chris Grismer Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman & Shawn Postoff June 12, 2005 (2005-06-12) (United States)
June 20, 2005 (2005-06-20) (Canada)
505
Debbie tries to let Loretta down easy. Brian must refrain from sex after he contracts syphilis. Hunter has to deal with the aftermath of his classmates and their parents discovering how he got HIV. Ted regrets having plastic surgery. Justin and Daphne discuss the possibility (or impossibility) of Brian embracing domestic life. Michael, Melanie, and Lindsey are forced to reevaluate their parenting arrangement when the fight over JR reaches its climax.
76 6[5] "Bored Out of Ya Fucking Mind" Alex Chapple Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman & Del Shores June 19, 2005 (2005-06-19) (United States)
June 27, 2005 (2005-06-27) (Canada)
506
Brian's reign as hottest man at Babylon is challenged by the new stud, Brandon. Although a huge success as the "Queer Guy," Emmett faces a challenge of his own when he realizes he's been hired as a clown for the network's ratings. Ted, a new man after his cosmetic surgery, has an opportunity for revenge on an old flame. Ben and Michael attempt to help Hunter lift his spirits and get back to school. Bored as a lady of leisure, Debbie finds herself back at the diner.
77 7[6] "Hope Against Hope" Thom Best Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman & Shawn Postoff June 26, 2005 (2005-06-26) (United States)
July 4, 2005 (2005-07-04) (Canada)
507
Proposition 14 threatens same sex couple's rights while Brian deals with the threat of Brandon's presence in his world. Justin's decision to move out of Brian's loft creates a rift between Brian and Michael. Ted struggles to remember he's with Troy only in order to exact revenge. Lindsay decides to give her parents a chance and moves back home with her son, Gus.
78 8[7] "Honest to Yourself" Kevin Inch Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman & Shawn Postoff July 3, 2005 (2005-07-03) (United States)
July 11, 2005 (2005-07-11) (Canada)
508
Justin lands himself in jail for standing up against Proposition 14 and his own father. Brian and Brandon work their way down the list of the ten hottest guys in their competition to determine the real stud of Babylon. Ben grieves Hunter's departure. Melanie and Lindsay attempt an in-house separation while Emmett's stalker reveals himself.
79 9[8] "Anything in Common" David Wellington Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman & Brad Fraser July 10, 2005 (2005-07-10) (United States)
July 18, 2005 (2005-07-18) (Canada)
509
The gang fights against Proposition 14. Michael and Brian still aren't speaking to each other while Lindsay and Melanie's in-house separation heats up. Drew finally comes out. Ted begins his quest for his Mr. Right.
80 10[9] "I Love You" Kelly Makin Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman & Del Shores July 17, 2005 (2005-07-17) (United States)
July 25, 2005 (2005-07-25) (Canada)
510
Cyndi Lauper makes a guest appearance as Babylon plays host to the Stop Prop14 Benefit - an event that changes everyone's lives.
81 11[10] "Fuckin' Revenge" David Wellington Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman & Brad Fraser July 24, 2005 (2005-07-24) (United States)
August 1, 2005 (2005-08-01) (Canada)
511
Brian reevaluates his priorities after the bombing of Babylon. Michael continues to recover in the hospital, and a Liberty Avenue vigil for the victims ends in chaos.
82 12[11] "Mr. Right (Never Broke a Promise)" John Fawcett Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman & Michael MacLennan July 31, 2005 (2005-07-31) (United States)
August 8, 2005 (2005-08-08) (Canada)
512
Brian and Justin are getting married! Melanie and Lindsay plan on moving the family to Canada-to raise Gus and Jenny Rebecca in a country where they won't be humiliated because of their parents' sexual orientation. Ted may have finally found his Mr. Right. Emmett catches Drew with another man.
83 13[12] "We Will Survive!" Kelly Makin Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman August 7, 2005 (2005-08-07) (United States)
August 15, 2005 (2005-08-15) (Canada)
513
Brian and Justin prepare to marry, but realize they are both denying themselves who they are and call the wedding off. Lindsay and Melanie move to Canada with Michael's blessing. Michael's asked to represent the Committee for Human Rights. Ted sees his relationship with Tad for what it really is. The beat of Babylon continues...

^1 In the United States, the season premiere consisted of episodes #1 and #2.

References[edit]

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