Rules of Engagement
About the Show
US situation comedy about modern relationships, as seen through the eyes of two very different couples and their single friends
Series 5 Summary
The fifth series of the US comedy sees Jeff and Audrey come to terms with some unsettling news about their surrogate mother, and Russell and Timmy go on a double date.
Episode 1 - Surro-gate
Jeff and Audrey come to terms with some unsettling news about their surrogate mother.
Episode 2 - The Bank
Jeff reveals that he keeps a list of mistakes that Audrey has made - which he calls 'the bank'. Russell sends a suggestive email to a colleague.
Episode 3 - Rug-of-War
Jeff is annoyed when Audrey gives Adam and Jen their old rug and tries to discourage them from accepting it.
Episode 4 - Handy Man
Audrey tries to be more spontaneous in the bedroom. Russell invites Timmy to join him on a business trip to distract him from his fear of flying.
Episode 5 - Play Ball
Audrey considers leaving her job when she realises how miserable it's making her. Meanwhile, Allison tells Timmy she wants to slow things down.
Episode 6 - Baked
Audrey hopes to start her own cookie business after leaving her previous job, and Timmy tries to fit in with the guys.
Episode 7 - Mannequin Head Ball
When Jeff can't escape from the lease for a retail space he once rented for Audrey's fleeting cookie business, he and Adam take the opportunity to invent a new game involving the heads of mannequins.
Episode 8 - Les-bro
Audrey is upset when Jeff is too distracted to help find a surrogate, but a conversation with one of his softball team-mates leads to an unexpected resolution.
Episode 9 - The Big Picture
Russell's mother cuts off his trust fund and he is forced to move in with Timmy. Audrey volunteers to help Jeff impress his boss to get a year-end bonus.
Episode 10 - Fun Run
Fun Run: Jeff tells his colleagues that he can't give any more money to their charity fundraising efforts, but then Audrey signs up for a 10km race for a good cause.
Episode 11 - Refusing to Budget
When the utilities are turned off in Russell's apartment, Timmy convinces his friend that he needs to budget sensibly and pay his bills on time.
Episode 12 - Little Bummer Boy
Little Bummer Boy: Timmy thinks it's a total bummer that he and Alison have split up at Christmas, but he cheers himself up by dressing as an elf to greet party guests.
Episode 13 - The Home Stretch
The Home Stretch: Audrey has private Pilates sessions at home and Jeff is thrilled when the workouts increase her sex drive, but less pleased when he sees her instructor.
Episode 14 - Uh-Oh It's Magic
Uh-Oh It's Magic: Russell takes his date Jessica to a magic show, only to see the magician make her disappear and not return. Illusionist Criss Angel guest stars.
Episode 15 - Singing and Dancing
Timmy joins an a cappella group but tries to keep his new hobby a secret from Russell. Jeff and Audrey discover that they have an annoying new neighbour.
Episode 16 - Jeff Day
When Jeff proclaims that it's 'Jeff Day', everything goes swimmingly until the cleaning lady arrives. Meanwhile, Adam has to figure out why his eye keeps twitching.
Episode 17 - Zygote
Jeff and Audrey go to a surrogacy seminar with their surrogate, Brenda, but Jeff is sceptical about the new age advice given to help the implantation process.
Episode 18 - Anniversary Chicken
Anniversary Chicken: Jeff is convinced that he has remembered his wedding anniversary and that Audrey has forgotten. Russell pays Timmy to be his translator on a date.
Episode 19 - The Set Up
The Set Up: When Russell discovers that Timmy has a sister, he does everything in his power to impress her and ends up giving an inaccurate impression of himself.
Episode 20 - Beating the System
Beating the System: When Jeff and Audrey learn that their surrogate is pregnant, Jeff is unprepared for the radical changes that soon begin to affect their lives.
Episode 21 - The Jeff Photo
The Jeff Photo: While at a gallery, Audrey finds an old photo of Jeff looking very fit, which motivates him to try to get fit again. Russell is having no luck with women.
Episode 22 - Double Down
Double Down: Jeff and Audrey are thrown into a panic when their surrogate, Brenda, has an ultrasound scan that reveals they might be having twins.
Episode 23 - The Power Couple
The Power Couple: Jeff feels threatened when Audrey gets a pay rise, and he refuses to accept the new television that she buys for their home with her disposable income.
Episode 24 - The Last of the Red Hat Lovers
The Last of the Red Hat Lovers: Russell takes a holiday cruise that he believes will have 'red hot ladies' on board, only to find he has misinterpreted the advertisement.