Party of Five

The BEST episodes of Party of Five

Every episode of Party of Five ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Party of Five!

Nothing could be worse than the sudden death of parents. One day Nick and Diana Salinger were killed in a terrible car crash, and left their five children all alone. Charlie, the oldest, Bailey, the middle brother, Julia, Claudia, and little baby Owen, who was only 6 months old when his parents died. Together, they go through all sorts of problems.

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Go Away
star
9.08
12 votes

#1 - Go Away

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/4/1998

Julia, Bailey and Charlie leave to their family cabin up in the Sierras to relax for some time. Claudia is convinced that noone really cares about her anymore and sends off some college applications. Julia talks to Griffin about Rosalie. Bailey finds out Annie was forced to go into a rehab clinic.

Directors: Jan Eliasberg
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Haunted
star
9.00
14 votes

#2 - Haunted

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/12/1999

Julia spends all her time dating new guys and she realizes just how much she needs some time alone with herself. Daphne finally shows up in San Francisco. Kirsten feels threatened by her, while Charlie tries to explain Daphne that he's with Kirsten now. Sarah has some hard time trying to figure out just what is she doing with her life. Daphne tells Charlie that she's back in San Francisco so she could get Diana back. Bailey decides to solve the situation with Sarah by buying an engagement ring.

Directors: Jan Eliasberg
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S'Wunnerful Life
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8.69
13 votes

#3 - S'Wunnerful Life

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/10/1997

Sarah and Bailey host a Christmas party, while Charlie decides to go on a long distances trip with Kirsten. Will realizes that he and Bailey are living in totally different worlds. Julia pains a nice picture inspired by Justin.

Directors: Jan Eliasberg
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...That Ends Well (2)
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8.40
10 votes

#4 - ...That Ends Well (2)

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/3/2000

Kirsten and Charlie find out that they are having a baby boy. Claudia and Bailey exchange their good news to each other. Julia wants to surprise the family with her news at the restaurant. At dinner, everyone announces that they all will be leaving San Francisco, but it results into a problem. Charlie convinces his siblings to leave San Francisco. And after six years alone without their parents, the Salingers decide to sell their family house.

Directors: Ken Topolsky
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fam-i-ly
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8.36
11 votes

#5 - fam-i-ly

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/3/1999

Maggie confesses to the Salingers that Ned hit Julia and they all try to get Julia to break up with him, but she refuses. Charlie and Bailey fight over Owen's custody. Meanwhile, Sarah finds out that her mother is getting remarried. Claudia announces that she will be going to Stanford.

Directors: Lou Antonio
Writer: Julia Dahl
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Tender Age
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8.27
11 votes

#6 - Tender Age

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/18/1998

A Thanksgiving Day at the Salingers' is nothing but peaceful. Owen runs away from Charlie in the mall and the family must look for him. Julia invites Ned to the house for the Thanksgiving Day. Claudia tries to reach to her family, but Daphne keeps on dodging her phone calls until Claudia starts to be worried. Bailey and Sarah talk about their relationship.

Directors: Ken Topolsky
Writer: John Romano
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Judgment Day
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8.25
12 votes

#7 - Judgment Day

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/17/1999

The fight between Charlie and Bailey for the custody of Owen continues. They go to a judge. After leaving him, Ned starts to haunt Julia around. The whole family goes to court so the fight would finally be over.

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Bad Behavior
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8.25
12 votes

#8 - Bad Behavior

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/25/2000

Bailey has a bad day. Both Charlie and Kirsten try to spend time together, but their jobs say different. Julia gets into trouble after she writes an article about a non-enrolled classmate. Claudia meets a boy from the past and learns more about her instinct in boys. A boy in school tells Owen that Victor is a faggot.

Directors: Harry Winer
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Don't Let Go
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8.20
10 votes

#9 - Don't Let Go

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/5/1999

Bailey tries to plan a perfect wedding for Charlie and Kirsten. But when his plans fail, he tells Charlie to plan his own wedding. Kirsten's parents come to town, but aren't supportive of her the engagement because of Charlie and Kirsten's previously failed marriage in the past. Claudia breaks up with Cody after she catches him cheating on her. Sarah confronts Bailey about his anger towards her. After an editor offers Julia a book deal, she quits college and moves home.

Directors: Steve Robman
Writer: P.K. Simonds
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Of Sound Mind and Body
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8.18
11 votes

#10 - Of Sound Mind and Body

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/11/1998

Charlie asks Kristen if he can leave Claudia and Owen for her if he dies. She wants to, but Paul doesn't like children so much. Claudia has been missing school for several weeks and the school calls for a meeting. Bailey and Julia are so busy that they don't show up. Social Services are called and they get Claudia and Owen. They say they were neglected and Julia and Bailey do the best they can to get them back. Julia and Griffin offer to take care of them. Everybody is mad at Claudia, who is feeling very lonely. Meanwhile, Rosalie is flirting with Griffin, and kisses him.

Directors: Steve Robman
Writer: Lisa Melamed
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We Gather Together
star
8.18
11 votes

#11 - We Gather Together

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/16/1999

Charlie convinces Myra's mother to drop charges against him. Claudia decides to not report Derek's attack in order to deal with it. Daphne and Griffin get drunk and end up together. Kirsten is pregnant. Bailey continues seeing Tracy, while Julia gets closer to Evan and his son Brian.

Directors: Steve Robman
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Desperate Measures
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8.14
14 votes

#12 - Desperate Measures

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/11/1996

Charlie decides to go to Chicago to see Kristen and leaves Julia in charge. Kristen is very happy to see him, although Ellie is not. She tells him that she wants to run away to San Francisco, but half way there she realizes she's not ready to go back and they return to Chicago. She says he's her problem. Charlie leaves her there. Julia is more concerned about her personal life than her brother and sister. Claudia claims to be sick, but Julia won't believe her until she gets a call from the hospital saying Claudia had appendicitis and had a surgery. She won't forgive Julia until she overhears how sorry she is. Bailey lies to Sarah in order not to sleep with her. He skips practice and Sarah finds a drunk Bailey passed out at his place. He tells her he slept with Callie, but they don't break up. Callie is tired of being used by Bailey.

Directors: Michael Engler
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Free and Clear (2)
star
8.13
8 votes

#13 - Free and Clear (2)

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/22/1998

Sarah and Bailey spend time taking care of Annie's daughter and Sarah realizes she still has feelings for him. Julia and Griffin go to a marriage counselor and Julia announces she wants to go to college. Joe decides to sell the restaurant, so the family buys it, because Bailey is ready to manage it.

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Fragile
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8.10
10 votes

#14 - Fragile

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/28/1999

Charlie and Kirsten's relationship grows as he moves into her apartment. Sarah and Bailey move back to the Salinger house. Julia gets closer to her professor. Bailey tries to stay faithful to Sarah when he's around Lauren all the time. Claudia and Cody go on a concert and find out more about each other.

Directors: Harry Winer
Writer: Mimi Schmir
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Bye, Bye, Love
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8.08
12 votes

#15 - Bye, Bye, Love

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/19/1999

Daphne hires Victor as a nanny for Diana, and gets help job-hunting from Kirsten. Charlie counsels a troubled teen at work. Julia investigates her parents' relationship, which upsets Bailey. Claudia figures out that Cameron is attacking his friends on a web page. Sarah thinks she's found her father in New York and plans to meet him, meaning that she will have to leave Bailey.

Directors: Adam Nimoy
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Spring Breaks (2)
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8.08
13 votes

#16 - Spring Breaks (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/27/1996

Kathleen is taking the restaurant and Charlie asks Jake to help him. Charlie wants Kristen back. He follows her and send her 7 dozen roses in her wedding day. She tells him that she won't get back to him just because everything else is not working out, but that's not his reason. He tells her to marry Michael if she thinks he's the one. She can't make up her mind. Charlie shows up at her wedding and she runs away with him. Bailey breaks up with Sarah because he doesn't want her to feel sorry for him and because they're having too much problems. Julia and Will try to open his eyes. Jake tells Bailey that he has to decide what to do with his college money: save the restaurant or go to college, so he decides to save the restaurant and stay for Sarah. Julia and Justin have a fight because both of them have somebody else in their lives. They decide to break up, but Julia can't live without Justin, and so he tells her to be strong. Claudia is tired of Jody and her boyfriend, so they split. Sh

Directors: Steve Robman
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Gifts
star
8.08
13 votes

#17 - Gifts

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/1998

After finding out more about Ned's relationship with his parents and his brother, Julia wants to get closer to Ned's brother. Griffin goes to Boston on a job task and finds Claudia there. Charlie realizes that Daphne isn't really bonding with their daughter.

Directors: Joe Ann Fogle
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All's Well... (1)
star
8.07
14 votes

#18 - All's Well... (1)

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/3/2000

Bailey decides to go to Wharton Business School at U Penn in Philadelphia, but has a hard time trying to convince Owen to go with him. Claudia decides that she wants to go to Stanford instead of Julliard so that she is closer to home and Todd. Todd tells her not to give up an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Julia gets a job offer from the National Organization for Women (NOW). Daphne becomes miserable in Texas.

Directors: Steve Robman
Writer: P.K. Simonds
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Isn't It Romantic
star
8.00
11 votes

#19 - Isn't It Romantic

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/11/2000

Julia sees Ned in the street, and that brings back memories about her past. Holly's student visa is locked and she has to get a greencard to stay in America. Claudia tries to help Victor with Ross, but he thinks that love should happen by accident. Bailey proposes to Holly. Griffin asks Julia not to see Ned. Daphne comes back for good. Julia goes to Ned's place and they have a fight. Bailey makes too many plans for the wedding and she freaks out. Ned tells Julia what happened to him since they broke up, and Griffin kicks him out of the house. Charlie gets Luke back for Daphne. Holly says she doesn't want to marry Bailey because she loves him. Claudia runs into Victor and Ross on a date. Will proposes to Holly to help Bailey. Julia publishes her book on the Internet and realizes she's not alone.

Directors: Ken Topolsky
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One for the Road
star
8.00
9 votes

#20 - One for the Road

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/8/2000

Charlie wants Diana to stay in San Francisco with him, but Daphne says she wants her in Texas with her. Julia and Justin go on a double date and exclude their dates, which makes Adam question Julia if she is really over him. Bailey and Evvie go to a party. They get drunk and sleep together. Julia tells Justin to think twice before getting married. Bailey finds Evvie passed out from drinking and takes her to the hospital. There he bumps into Holly. Julia tells Justin that she'll miss him. Bailey goes to Holly's and they fight. Charlie lets Daphne take Diana with her, and he and Kristen say goodbye to the baby. The girls find Bailey drunk, and he storms out of the house, crashing his car.

Directors: Steve Robman
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Fools Rush Out
star
8.00
12 votes

#21 - Fools Rush Out

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/13/1998

Sarah confesses to Bailey that she still loves him. They get back together and finish in bed together. Julia gets accepted at Stanford, making Griffin feel like he is holding her back from her college life. Charlie tells Daphne he will take full responsibility as the father of her baby if he has to. Claudia and Jamie end up dancing in the playing field by themselves.

Directors: Michael Engler
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Ties That Bind
star
8.00
9 votes

#22 - Ties That Bind

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/7/1999

Bailey continues dating Holly, a very interesting girl. They spend the night together and end up under the sheets. Griffin fells that he has a debt to the Salingers, now that they payed for his expensive hand surgery. Claudia tries to return to playing her violin, but gets upset when she finds out she's no longer the best. Charlie and Kirsten try to buy illegal hormones, but end up realizing they should get pregnant naturally.

Directors: Lou Antonio
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Otherwise Engaged
star
8.00
13 votes

#23 - Otherwise Engaged

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/19/1999

Bailey proposes to Sarah and she says yes, but changes her mind later, thinking that she is way too young to go into something this deep. Meanwhile, Charlie proposes to Kirsten and later she accepts. Daphne has some hard time trying to fit into their new situation. Claudia tries to get closer to Cody and she's ready to drink with his friends in order to get him. Justin wants to help Julia with her finals, but she seems to be doing just fine on her own.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Driven to Extremes
star
8.00
12 votes

#24 - Driven to Extremes

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/10/1999

The battle for Owen's custody between Charlie and Bailey continues and it drives everyone else crazy. Meanwhile, Owen's learning disability grows. Maggie and Julia leave to go to the museum. Griffin kidnaps Julia, while Ned searches for her. Maggie confesses to him that she's not with her. Julia finally leaves Ned.

Directors: Joe Pennella
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Party of Freud
star
8.00
12 votes

#25 - Party of Freud

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/17/1999

Now that he turned down the business offer, Bailey gets closer to Owen and is surprised to find out that he may have a learning disability. Charlie convinces Daphne to return to San Francisco, but she backs out at the last moment, thinking she is not ready. Charlie kicks Griffin out of the apartment. Julia tries to make Ned get some help, but it backfires heavily. Kirsten moves to Chicago with her parents.

Directors: Steve Robman
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