‘Misfits’ Series 5 episode guide

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Series 5 will mark the first anniversary of the storm and Rudy (Joseph Gilgun), Jess (Karla Crome), Finn (Nathan McMullen), Alex (Matt Stokoe) and Abby (Natasha O’Keeffe) have to up their game considerably if they’re going to tackle some real life A-grade superpowered vigilantes.

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Episode 1
Wednesday 23 October 2013, 10pm

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Handsome barman Alex discovers that he has acquired a strange new superpower which is interesting when he has to use it on one of the gang. The resulting chaos ends in Alex doing community service and finally joining the rest of the guys in orange.

Meanwhile Rudy’s downbeat alter ego joins a mysterious new support group deep in the heart of the estate. At this safe haven for people struggling with their super powers, Rudy meets a man trapped in a turtle’s body, an old lady who knits jumpers that reveal the future, and someone familiar… the terrifying Tim who believes he is living in a Grand Theft Auto-style computer game.


Episode 2
Wednesday 30 October 2013, 10pm

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While the gang are out on the estate picking up litter, Rudy discovers that his dad is having an affair. With some help from Jess, Rudy investigates further and finds out his dad has a superpower of his own, a dark secret he has kept hidden from his family.

As Rudy and Jess find themselves thrown together, Rudy is shocked to discover he has feelings for her. Meanwhile at the superpower support group, Rudy Two meets a mysterious boy with the power to fly and he starts to believe that the jumper Maggie (Ruth Sheen) knitted him really does hold the secrets to the gang’s future.


Episode 3
Wednesday 6 November 2013, 10pm

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Abby is convinced she has finally met her soulmate in Laura (Lydia Wilson) until childhood memories return to haunt her, unleashing a terrifying force.

Finn is in an awkward position when it becomes clear that Greg (Shaun Dooley), the probation worker, has a crush on him. And, searching for the mysterious superhero on his woolly jumper, Rudy’s alter-ego meets Sam (Michael Winder).


Episode 4
Wednesday 13 November 2013, 10pm

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Since attending the superpower support group, Rudy’s alter ego Rudy Two has become more of his own person. And while the gang are out on community service they come across a bumbling old man who turns out to be more than he seems.

They also encounter Helen (Ellie Kendrick), an electrician with a power that might just hold the key to understanding the ‘mysterious knitted jumper’.


Episode 5
Wednesday 20 November 2013, 10pm

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Rudy takes Finn to the superpower support group to help him get over Jess. But a girl with a mysterious power becomes infatuated with Finn there and goes to extreme lengths to be with him.

Rudy, meanwhile, tries to quash his own growing attraction to Jess, but that doesn’t quite work. And the gang help Rudy’s alter ego to find Helen, the mysterious electrician who saved his life.


Episode 6
Wednesday 27 November 2013, 10pm

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As part of their community service, the gang have to look after a group of terminally ill patients.

However, one of the patients seems intent on cheating death. A mysterious gypsy casts a spell on Alex after he refuses to help a damsel in distress, and Rudy’s alter ego takes another step closer to finding the missing superhero depicted on the ‘woolly jumper’.


Episode 7
Wednesday 4 December 2013, 10pm

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As the first anniversary of the storm approaches, Rudy’s alter ego and Abby arrange a celebratory party at the community centre. Meanwhile, Alex meets Sarah (Erin Richards), who has a mysterious power that is making her life a misery.

After agreeing to take Sarah’s power, Alex begins to fall for her, until he discovers that an unexpected side effect of his power has devastating consequences…


Episode 8
Wednesday 11
December 2013, 10pm

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In the final ever episode, the gang discover that their community service is over and begin to contemplate life after the orange jumpsuits. Still upset at the way Rudy treated her, Jess seeks comfort elsewhere; however, she soon discovers that her companion has a terrifying power that threatens her very existence.

Meanwhile, Rudy’s alter ego discovers that Helen, Karen (Kate Bracken) and Sam (Michael Winder) aren’t quite the superheroes he expected them to be.


> Buy the complete Series 1-4 boxset on Amazon.

> Order Series 5 on DVD on Amazon.

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