Cast and Characters
>small>Cast total is the amount of episodes that have aired.
- Anna Faris as Christy Plunkett (17/22)
- Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett (17/22)
- Mimi Kennedy as Marjorie Armstrong (8/22)
- Jaime Pressly as Jill Kendall (8/22)
- Beth Hall as Wendy Harris (8/22)
- William Fichtner as Adam Janakowski (6/22)
- Missi Pyle as Natasha (4/22)
- Hermie Castillo as Kenny (1/22)
- Steven Banks as Doug (1/22)
- Steven Weber as Patrick (4/22)
|"Twinkle Lights and Grandma Shoes"|
|In the fifth season premiere, Bonnie gets cold feet when considering her future with Adam, and Christy risks failing an important test in order to help a fellow alcoholic. Missi Pyle returns as Natasha.|
|"Fish Town and Too Many Thank You's"|
|Bonnie is suspicious when her brother, Ray, returns from rehab and strikes up a friendship with her boyfriend; Christy and Bonnie have a brush with the law when they take Ray's fancy car for a joy ride.|
|"A Seafaring Ancestor and a Bloomin' Onion"
|Christy discovers she and her younger classmate, Cooper, make a good team both in and out of the classroom; Bonnie steps up when a newly sober Natasha fears she can't handle motherhood.|
|"Fancy Crackers and Giant Women"|
|The Plunketts give up cable and internet to help with financing Christy's college applications; Natasha is vocal about potentially being discovered for her talent. Jill has a meltdown, prompting her to take action.|
|"Poodle Fuzz and a Twinge of Jealousy"
|Bonnie injures herself when she accidentally steps off a curb while talking on her cell phone with Christy; Bonnie experiences what it's like to be wheelchair-bound with Adam, Christy fills in for Bonnie as the apartment manager and is surprised to learn that Bonnie does a lot of nice things for the tenants.|
|"Smooth Jazz and a Weird Floaty Eye"
|Adam tries to go meet with his visiting brother Patrick (Steven Weber) without telling Bonnie, who eventually finds out and wonders why Adam doesn't want her along. After inviting herself and Christy to the dinner meeting, Bonnie learns that Adam and Patrick have been at odds for years. Complicating things, Christy later strikes up a conversation with Patrick and the two go on a date.|
|"Too Many Hippies and Huevos Rancheros"
|Christy and Bonnie rally around Marjorie when her husband has a stroke; Christy goes on her second date with Patrick, Adam's brother, but things get messy when she tells him what she thinks about their future together, which Adam and Bonnie then scold her for.|
|"An Epi-Pen and a Security Cat"
|After their home is robbed at Christmas time, Christy and Bonnie's hunt for the thief leads them to an unlikely door.|
|"Teenage Vampires and a White Russian"
|Christy, Bonnie and Adam bail Ray out of jail after he calls Adam about being arrested for getting into a fight at a Warriors game; Bonnie tries to force him to get sober and go to A.A. Meetings, but Ray insists that he gets cleaned up his way and stays with Adam; Christy fights for her job as her new boss isn't as condoning of her punctuality at work as her old one.|
|"A Bear and a Bladder Infection"
|Although she still wants to make the long-distance relationship with Patrick work, Christy hooks up with Cooper after running into him at school. Christy continues to see Cooper but considers it a sex-only relationship, while it becomes clear that Cooper thinks it's more. Meanwhile, Bonnie tries to give up coffee with little success.|
|"Bert and Ernie and a Blessing of the People"
|After Bonnie and Adam attend a traditional wedding, they discover they're not on the same page about their own wedding; Christy and Patrick have trouble setting the mood for their 'first time'.|
|"Push-Down Coffee and a Working Turn Signal"
|When Christy's car dies on the way home from Patrick's house, Bonnie refuses to let Adam loan her money and Christy refuses to let Patrick loan her money for a new car on the 100th episode of the series. Baxter is back for this episode.|
|"Pudding and a Screen Door"
|Jill returns from her wellness retreat a changed woman, but Bonnie is offended when she refuses to pay for lunch. Also, Christy's plans for the future are thrown off track following disappointing news.|
|"Charlotte Brontë and a Backhoe"
|Bonnie locks horns with Jill's 'inner strength' coach, Miranda (Kristin Chenoweth); Christy struggles to bounce back after being rejected from law school.|
|"Esta Loca and a Little Klingon"
|Christy and Bonnie help Jill get sober again; Patrick is less than understanding when it ruins his birthday weekend.|
|"Eight Cats and the Hat Show"
|Christy is blindsided by a surprising offer from Patrick; Bonnie struggles to be the stable one in her relationship after Adam experiences a devastating loss.|
|"Crazy Snakes and a Clog to the Head"
|When the ladies bring a meeting to a women's prison, Bonnie is attacked by an old acquaintance, Tammy (Kristen Johnston), and Christy helps Bonnie make amends.|
|"Spaghetti Sauce and a Dumpster Fire"
|Christy considers getting a new sponsor, Nora (Yvette Nicole Brown), after witnessing Marjorie have a major meltdown in a grocery store, and Bonnie tries her hand at being a supportive friend.|
|"A Taco Bowl and a Tubby Seamstress"
|Christy is concerned that she and Bonnie might lose their apartment when Bonnie locks horns with the tough new building owner, Rita (Patti Lupone).|
|"Ocular Fluid and Fighting Robots"
|Christy's sponsor (Yvette Nicole Brown) challenges her to be nice to Bonnie at all costs, and Bonnie is convinced that Adam has stopped making an effort.|
|"Phone Confetti and a Wee Dingle"
|Christy and Bonnie's relaxing trip to a spa takes a turn when Bonnie lands in jail.|
|"Diamond Earrings and a Pumpkin Head"
|When Christy falls back into old habits, Bonnie worries about her well-being.|
Notes will be added after Season Premiere or when there become notes on episodes, seasons or information on characters and cast members.
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