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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Russell takes a holiday cruise that he believes will have 'red hot ladies' on board, only to find he has misinterpreted the advertisement