Bob Hearts Abishola {Finale/Fifth (S5) Season 2024} Series Review

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Bob Hearts Abishola finale came out with its fifth season recently. In this US series, the coming together of American and Nigerian families in this romantic comedy touched many hearts and made them believe in love.

For our readers, we have recapped and reviewed the first four seasons of the Bob Hearts Abishola series in the previous article in our Focus Magazine. If you have not seen it then kindly go ahead and read the said article.

‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ Series Drew The Curtain, Probably Too Soon

Spoilers Free Review: Bob Hearts Abishola (S5/2024) Series

The storyline/plotline/synopsis/summary

While recovering from a heart attack, Bob (Billy Gardell), a middle-aged entrepreneur in the compression sock industry in Detroit, finds himself unexpectedly falling for Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku), his cardiac nurse from Nigeria. Undeterred by Abishola’s initial lack of interest and the vast disparities in their backgrounds, Bob sets his sights on winning her heart. This comedic portrayal provides a humorous exploration of immigrant life in the United States of America.

We believe, probably, this comedy-drama series ended too soon.

We liked their beautiful love story

If one has to take a closer look at the love story of Bob and Abishola, then one realizes that the following quote by H. H. Fowler sounds apt. Their mutual respect and understanding help them overcome all kinds of hurdles.

The love knows no reason, no boundaries, and no distance; it has the sole intention of bringing people together to a time called forever.

H.H. Fowler

Despite so many challenges in their personal and professional lives, their love and respect for each other grew stronger each year. Their bond grows stronger with time, as they live happily ever after, even as they grow old.

Not to forget the enduring love story of Olu (Shola Adewusi) and Tunde (Barry Shabaka Henley) in the show. We admire their on-screen chemistry. We cannot say anything negative about them and their ageless love. Touché!

Bob's sock company, MaxDot, gets its name from his parents, Max and Dottie. 

One might notice the drastic weight loss of the actor Billy Gardell (Bob) in the series; it is due to the medical operation undertaken by him.

Both Bob and Abishola are also very lucky in their relationship. Both of them are blessed with an extended set of new family members and close friends. And of course, as life goes on, there are bound to be some sad and challenging moments along the way. But, they overcame all of those with their mature decision-making. So, they began to flourish in their personal and professional lives. As a couple, what more could they ask for?

The ensemble cast was good too

In this day and age of diversity and inclusion clauses in the (Western) entertainment industry, we liked the entire ensemble cast. This series has some wonderful comic characters, even among the supporting cast.

Among the nine Black characters who appear regularly, Gloria, portrayed by Vernee Watson, is the sole American-born individual. The remaining characters all migrated from Nigeria. In reality, Vernee Watson, Barry Shabaka Henley, and Travis Wolfe Jr. are all American natives, with Travis Wolfe Jr. being born and raised in London, England.

The lead pair of Billy Gardell (Bob) and Folake Olowofoyeku (Abishola) were admirable together. But as we mentioned in the previous article, the performances of the entire ensemble cast members were enjoyable.

The scenes in the church among its various characters were at the top of the list. They were followed closely by the scenes at the MaxDot office and the hospitals. Bob Hearts Abishola’s final season ended positively.

The conclusion

This show has so many interesting characters. We also liked the character arc and growth of some of them. Sadly, it bid us goodbye only after five seasons. All in all, it was always a funny and entertaining show to watch.

Rating: Bob Hearts Abishola (S5/2024) Series

Fifth (5th/2024) Season
FM Rating3.75/5
Bob Hearts Abishola (S5/2024) Series – FM Rating

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Key Details: Bob Hearts Abishola (S5/2024) Series

GenreComedy, Romance
Original languageEnglish (USA)
SeasonFifth (5th) Season
EpisodesThirteen (13) Episodes
CreatorsChuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, & Alan J. Higgins
CastBilly Gardell (Bob), Folake Olowofoyeku (Abishola), Gina Yashere (Kemi), Christine Ebersole (Dottie), Matt Jones (Douglas), Vernee Watson (Gloria), Shola Adewusi (Olu), Barry Shabaka Henley (Tunde), Maribeth Monroe (Christina), Bayo Akinfemi (Goodwin), Anthony Okungbowa (Kofo), Travis Wolfe Jr. (Dele), Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Ebunoluwa), Tony Tambi (Chukwuemeka), etc.
About – Bob Hearts Abishola (S5/2024) Series.

Spoilers Alert: Thirteen (13) Episodes Summary

A Peek – Bob Hearts Abishola – Its lead stars talk about the series finale, wedding and more
Bob Hearts Abishola Stars on Series Finale, Wedding and More – Season 5, Episode 13 | YouTube.
 Billy Gardell (Bob) and Folake Olowofoyeku (Abishola) look back at the series finale, favorite musical moments and the episode that deserved Emmy love.
Summary of the Thirteen (13) Episodes of the Fifth (5th) Season

The Dead Eyes of a Respectful Son (S5, E1)

When Abishola finds out that Dele cancelled his plans to go to Harvard behind her back, Bob steps in to keep her from going ballistic.

Kill the Cat (S5, E2)

After Tunde gets into a car accident, Bob and Abishola cajole him into getting glasses but worry that his issues are more than just his eyesight.

The Devil’s Hot Tub (S5, E3)

Abishola and Kemi fall out because Kemi wants to have a Las Vegas wedding instead of following Nigerian tradition; Bob and the Wheelers must avert a strike at MaxDot before it ruins the family business.

The Heart Attack Boys (S5, E4)

Bob and Abishola discuss the possibility of having another child; Christina begins her IVF journey.

Tayo Time (S5, E5)

Dele’s father, Tayo, infuriates Abishola by announcing that he’s moving from Lagos to Detroit.

A Tablespoon of Dad (S5, E6)

Bob argues with Dottie about his father’s ashes. Goodwin pits Douglas and Kofo against each other to see to whom he should give Dottie’s old office, now that she has retired from the company.

Worth the Cooties (S5, E7)

Bob convinces Goodwin and Kofo to take a break from work and have a meal in a restaurant. Dottie and Abishola hang out after shopping at an estate sale. Christina calls Douglas for help.

My Michelle Obama (S5, E8)

Olu and Ebun get into a stalemate on whose cooking is better. Tunde becomes the Deacon of his church for a day.

Sad Cupcakes (S5, E9)

When Bob receives an offer to buy out MaxDot, he finds himself very reluctant to sell the company his father built. Abishola and Gloria get frustrated after doing a whole week of double shifts at the hospital.

Diamonds Are Made to Sparkle (S5, E10)

Bob and Goodwin’s negotiations with the Japanese prospective buyers of MaxDot did not go as smoothly as planned.

These Giants Are Flexible (S5, E11)

When Bob and Abishola go to New York City with Dele for his Juilliard audition, Abishola reconnects with her brother Ade.

Olu! I Popped! (S5, E12)

Kemi and Chukwuemeka get married.

Find Your Bench (S5, E13)

Bob, Abishola, and their family and friends reflect on how far they’ve come and consider what’s most important to them as they head into the future.

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