Just Shoot Me! (season 5)

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Just Shoot Me! (season 5)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original network NBC
Original release October 12, 2000 (2000-10-12) –
May 10, 2001 (2001-05-10)
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List of Just Shoot Me! episodes

The fifth season of Just Shoot Me! aired Thursdays at 9:30-10:00 pm (EST) on NBC from October 12, 2000 to May 10, 2001.

Episodes[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
81 1 "Hit the Road, Jack" Pamela Fryman Brian Reich October 12, 2000 (2000-10-12)
Allie leaves Jack for another man. Nina is frustrated after Finch spurns her advances, only to discover that he has been holding a grudge for the past nine years.
82 2 "A Night at the Plaza" Dana De Vally Piazza Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah October 19, 2000 (2000-10-19)
Jack checks into a hotel suite, and wants to be left alone. However, he is repeatedly interrupted.
83 3 "Mum's the Word" Peter Bonerz Maria A. Brown October 26, 2000 (2000-10-26)
Nina begins dating the star of a TV show who has been filming outside Blush's office. She soon discovers that he lives with his mother, who is determined to destroy their relationship. Elliot confesses to Maya that he once spent a month in jail.
84 4 "Donnie Returns" Pamela Fryman Marsh McCall and Tom Maxwell & Don Woodard November 2, 2000 (2000-11-02)
Elliot's brother Donny returns. Since his last appearance, he has made a success of himself selling insurance. However, he is unable to regain Maya's trust until an unfortunate event in the hospital.
85 5 "Choosing to be Super" Pamela Fryman Moses Port & David Guarascio November 9, 2000 (2000-11-09)
Maya's best friend from high school arrives. He confesses to Maya that he is a recovering alcoholic, and got in touch to apologise for spreading rumours about her in high school. Maya's refusal to accept his apology causes him to start drinking again. Jack is having a recurring dream in which Kevin attempts to kill him.
86 6 "Brandi, You're a Fine Girl" Pamela Fryman Teleplay by: Susan Dickes and David Hemingson
Story by: Brian Reich and Maria A. Brown
November 16, 2000 (2000-11-16)
Finch discovers that childhood friend, Bert, has had a sex change and is now Brandi (Jenny McCarthy). After seeing Nina abusing her new assistant, Elliot tells her that she is Tommy Hilfiger's daughter.
87 7 "The First Thanksgiving" Pamela Fryman Howard Gewirtz November 23, 2000 (2000-11-23)
Maya's perfect thanksgiving turns into a farce due a number of misunderstandings.
88 8 "Slamming Jack" Pamela Fryman Susan Dickes December 7, 2000 (2000-12-07)
After yelling at Jack, Finch is transferred to a dingy downtown office where he meets Jack's previous assistant. Elliot spots Maya's gynaecologist in a strip club.
89 9 "Dog Day Afternoon" Dana De Vally Piazza David Hemingson December 14, 2000 (2000-12-14)
When Maya asks to keep a lost dog, Elliot believes she is testing his suitability as a parent. He pretends to neglect the dog, but when Maya returns him to his rightful owners, Elliot is upset and later kidnaps the dog. Jack wins $50,000 on the lottery, but Finch lied about buying the ticket and must find some way to stop Jack claiming the money.
90 10 "Finch and the Fighter" Peter Bonerz Brian Reich January 4, 2001 (2001-01-04)
Dennis dates a woman boxer, but is threatened by her ex, another woman boxer. Nina, Elliot and Jack cheat at a board game so they can beat Maya.
91 11 "The Gift Piggy" Peter Bonerz Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah January 11, 2001 (2001-01-11)
Nina and Maya are invited to a party, but suspect they were only asked for the presents. Kevin brings his pet spider to work, but after Jack leaves its cage open, it escapes. Elliot must attend a traffic school being taught by Finch, who refuses to renew Elliot's licence after he misbehaves.
92 12 "The Proposal: Part 1" Pamela Fryman Maria A. Brown January 25, 2001 (2001-01-25)
Jack's engagement ring is returned as part of his divorce settlement. This inspires Elliot to propose to Maya. He agonises over the perfect proposal, but it is almost ruined when a depressed Nina tags along. Elliot convinces her to leave, only to sabotage the event himself by having a panic attack when she accepts his proposal.
93 13 "The Proposal: Part 2" Pamela Fryman Moses Port & David Guarascio February 1, 2001 (2001-02-01)
Elliot proposes to Maya a second time, and she accepts again. However, Elliot has another panic attack. Maya later decides that she cannot stay with him, and kicks him out of their apartment. Finch discovers that Nina rented out Jack's office for a porn shoot, and demands she show the director (Penn Jillette) a script he has written. The director loves his work, and wants to shoot the film in Jack's office.
94 14 "The Auction" Pamela Fryman Ross McCall & Aaron Peters February 8, 2001 (2001-02-08)
Blush is holding a charity auction, with Finch as auctioneer. Jack throws away a present given to him by Finch, upsetting Finch and causing him to misbehave at the auction. Maya and Elliot attend the auction with new partners - Elliot with an illiterate prostitute (Lucy Lawless) posing as a surgeon, and Maya with one of her clients.
95 15 "Maya's and Tigers and Dean, Oh My" Pamela Fryman Teleplay by: Maria A. Brown and Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah
Story by: Ross McCall & Aaron Peters
February 15, 2001 (2001-02-15)
Nina is dating a magician who everyone, including her, believes to be gay. Maya mistreats a new intern (Ashton Kutcher) after comparing him to her high school boyfriend.
96 16 "Sid & Nina" Pamela Fryman Brian Reich February 22, 2001 (2001-02-22)
Finch is working as a DJ at a Bar Mitzvah for Sid. Sid persuades Nina to attend by telling her it will be a glitzy showbiz event. When she arrives and promptly goes to leave, Finch convinces her to stay by telling her Sid is dying.
97 17 "Where's Poppa?" Pamela Fryman Susan Dickes and David Hemingson March 15, 2001 (2001-03-15)
Finch stages a fake burglary to avoid being kicked out of Elliot's apartment. Maya dates a man who Jack worries may be her brother.
98 18 "Erlene and Boo" Kevin C. Slattery David Hemingson and Brian Reich March 29, 2001 (2001-03-29)
Nina's "baby" sister, Erlene (Brooke Shields), arrives at Blush and is an instant hit with the staff. Feeling excluded, Nina destroys her chances of a permanent position at the magazine by telling her that she is disliked. When Nina hears that Erlene has started working at a sleazy bar, she and Finch set off to rescue her. The end of this episode breaks the Fourth Wall when Brooke Shields objects to her character sleeping with Finch.
99 19 "Fanny Finch" Pamela Fryman Teleplay by: Susan Dickes and David Hemingson
Story by: Moses Port & David Guarascio
April 19, 2001 (2001-04-19)
When Finch is visited by his mother, he spots an opportunity to pair her up with Jack. To do this, he must first break up Jack's current relationship. Elliot tries to convince an iconic photographer who has not worked in years to pick up a camera.
100 20 "Sugar Momma" Richard Boden Moses Port & David Guarascio April 26, 2001 (2001-04-26)
Finch is dating an older woman (Kathie Lee Gifford). Nina embarrasses Jack by insulting a wheelchair-bound actor at an awards ceremony.
101 21 "Maya Stops Thinking" Gerren Keith Susan Dickes and Moses Port & David Guarascio May 3, 2001 (2001-05-03)
Maya has a one night stand with a man she meets in a bar (Dean Cain), and is surprised to find out the next morning that he is a new employee at Blush. Elliot tries to make the world a better place by doing a good deed to Finch, who however refuses to follow Elliot's example and is intent on proving that evil will always triumph.
102 22 "At Long Last Allie" Pamela Fryman Marsh McCall and Tom Maxwell & Don Woodard May 10, 2001 (2001-05-10)
Jack's ex-wife Allie returns, asking for a job at the magazine. She confides in Finch that she wants to reunite with Jack. Elliot's new girlfriend, a psychiatrist, dumps him after Nina calls him a commitment phobic womaniser during a session.