Hot in Cleveland

10 Best Episodes of Hot in Cleveland - Season 5

Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land."

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 24, 2022.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

Hot in Cleveland - S5E13

#15 - People Feeding People (Season 5 - Episode 13)

Elka needs Ross Barkley’s endorsement for City Council so Melanie gets strong-armed into going on a date with him. Meanwhile, Joy hides her feelings for Mitch while he tries to get over Melanie.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 73 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E8

#14 - Brokeback Elka (Season 5 - Episode 8)


Melanie decides to use an illness so that she can get her hands on some tickets for a sold-out concert.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 74 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E17

#13 - Straight Outta Cleveland (Season 5 - Episode 17)

Victoria gets a visit from the son she always forgets and Joy and Mitch debate their compatibility.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 72 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E2

#12 - Surprise! (Season 5 - Episode 2)


Melanie shocks Alec with the news that she's pregnant; an FBI agent keeps an eye on the women in the wake of Emmet's disappearance; Joy learns that men now find her irresistible.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 86 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E7

#11 - The One with George Clooney (Season 5 - Episode 7)

The women attempt to adopt a dog but a shelter volunteer manages ruin their plans. Elka's relationships with Mamie and Roy take a surprising twist.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 74 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E12

#10 - I Just Met the Man I'm Going to Marry (Season 5 - Episode 12)


The women fly to Los Angeles to watch Victoria announce the Oscar nominations. Elka gets campaign advice from a statistics expert, Victoria has nerves over the unknown, and Joy meets the man she’s going to marry.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 69 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E20

#9 - The Italian Job (Season 5 - Episode 20)

The women go to Melanie's radio co-host for advice, making Melanie feel slighted; Victoria meets J.J.'s family.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 65 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E4

#8 - The Undead (Season 5 - Episode 4)


Elka throws a fake funeral for Victoria so she can join her husband in hiding. Her nemesis, Susan Lucci attends. Simon and Joy face a dilemma in their relationship.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 83 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E5

#7 - Elka Takes a Lover (Season 5 - Episode 5)

On the eve of Victoria's big movie premiere, Emmy visits with some surprising news while Elka announces she's taken a younger lover.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 80 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E16

#6 - Auction Heroes (Season 5 - Episode 16)


Joy decides to finally tell Mitch how she feels but a handsome dating coach gets in the way. Victoria is surprisingly taken with a very Clevelandy screenwriter.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 73 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E24

#5 - The Bachelors (Season 5 - Episode 24)

Every year, on their collective birthday, the women set each other up on blind dates.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 61 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E22

#4 - Win Win (Season 5 - Episode 22)


Victoria is up for an Academy Award; Elka faces a City Council election; Melanie gets a visit from her mother.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 63 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E15

#3 - Playmates (Season 5 - Episode 15)

The ladies are surprised by how they are portrayed in a play that was written and directed by Elka.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 73 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E23

#2 - Don Elka (Season 5 - Episode 23)


Simon sneaks back into Joy's life; Elka gets carried away with some new-found power.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 58 votes.

Hot in Cleveland - S5E1

#1 - Stayin' Alive (Season 5 - Episode 1)

After Victoria's husband, Emmet, escapes from prison, Victoria and the other women go to a hideout that Elka knows. When they arrive, they discover the hideout is not-so-secret and already occupied by other criminals.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 90 votes.

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