Workin’ Moms season 5, episode 10 recap – the ending explained

By Daniel Hart
Published: June 15, 2021 (Last updated: February 14, 2024)
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Netflix series Workin Moms season 5, episode 10 - FACK - ending explained


The finale of season 5 provides an even juicier continuation for the next installment, so there’s nothing to complain about.

This recap of Netflix’s Workin’ Moms season 5, episode 10, “FACK” — ending explained — contains major spoilers.

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Workin’ Moms always has a habit of ending a season where it hints that the characters need to embrace new changes, and it works because it seals the expectations for the next season. This Netflix series is here to stay.

To begin the finale, Kate (played by Catherine Reitman) wakes up from a bad dream where Anne played by Dani Kind) points a gun at her and shoots her; she’s clearly feeling guilty with all the book launch issues. After she wakes up, Sloane rings her about the cover reveal, and she asks to keep her friend’s mouth shut. Anne drops off Alice at school, and she really likes the fact that her daughter has befriended nerds. Wiley then rings her; she’s been let go from her job due to abuse of prescription drugs, and she’s been reported.

Punch Dad part 2

Anne rings Lionel, and she’s worried she’s about to lose her license — she asks her husband to talk to Cheryl. Lionel speaks to Cheryl, but she tells him to speak to her son Bennett — he admits his actions were inexcusable, and he apologizes. Bennett asks Lionel to admit he’s failed as a caregiver, that his home and family are in disarray and that his manhood is a distant memory — Lionel admits to it but ends up punching Bennett again as the kid disrespectfully mentions his daughter.

It looks like Anne is not going to get a break…

New front cover reveal 

In the front cover reveal, Kate shows Anne’s new book; Anne loves it — Kate changed it for her, and Sloane is annoyed that it has been amended. Kate reveals that the shipments are already out, so they cannot be changed back. Afterward, Sloane fumes at Kate and wonders who will keep the lights on in her new company. Sloane tells her she isn’t firing her and that she will enjoy watching her pay her back. The women continue to argue, but Kate eventually walks out. It feels like she’s exhausted her professional relationship with Sloane, and she’s ready to move on.

Afterward, Kate shows Anne a surprise with Frankie — they have got her old house back, and she’s elated.

An entire day with Jenny

There’s a new twist on the horizon for Jenny in episode 10.

Jenny wakes up to see her partner looking at her — he has a surprise for her. He wants the entire day with her and takes her to a prenatal clinic — he is worried that she was “spotting,” so he takes her to an ultrasound; her partner knows she lied about being pregnant. Jenny’s lies are catching up to her, and she tries to get out of it. They do an ultrasound scan, and to Jenny’s surprise, she is actually pregnant. Even the partner is surprised — this is like a double-edged “gotcha” moment.

Kate’s new approach

Kate welcomes the new team members to her company takeover; she describes how it has been hostile and how it isn’t going to be like that anymore, and there are going to be changes. She wants kindness and morality — she also wants to introduce a work/life balance to her employees. Kate aims to foster the right environment. Scenes flit to Anne’s book launch party. Anne gets a call from Lionel, and he says he can’t come home as Cheryl is pressing charges against him for punching her son.

The ending of Workin’ Moms season 5, episode 10

As the episode ends, the boy who sold chocolate to Kate at the start of the episode enters the book launch party; he asks if Nathan lives there — the boy looks nervous, and he tells Kate that he thinks Nathan is his father. Will Kate be able to handle this? I guess we will find out in the next season.

The finale of season 5 provides an even juicier continuation for the next installment, so there’s nothing to complain about.

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