Hank discovers the bartender at a local watering hole is his late friend Lew Ashby and wonders if he's in Hell. Richard makes a startling announcement about Hank and Karen. Hank tries to make things right with Becca, but her news about Tyler leaves him stunned. On the set of "Santa Monica Cop," Sam's jealousy and fondness for firearms give Charlie an opportunity to show how much he loves his best friend and number-one client; Hank's arsonist ex-girlfriend surprises him with a way for them to be together forever.
I think this season was on the whole closer in goodness to S1+2 than 3+4. I'm not saying I dislike any of the seasons, it's just S5 had the audience's "oh, hank, why?? :(" sort of moments with the level of connectedness similar to seasons earlier on. Can't wait for Season 6, I do hope they manage to keep the plot alive.