"All's Fair"
Season 1, Episode 5
Air date October 10, 1994
Written by Ann Lewis Hamilton
Directed by Peter O'Fallon
Episode Guide
Worth Waiting For
Fathers and Sons
All's Fair is the fifth episode of the first season of the Fox original series Party of Five. It aired on October 10, 1994 on Fox.


Charlie's ex-girlfriend, Rebecca, visits and turns to him for comfort due to a failing marriage--they end up sleeping together and Charlie beings lying to Kirsten and Rebecca; Bailey finds out that Kate's boyfriend, Tom, is too nice and feels bad about trying to win Kate back over. He eventually succeeds; Julia tries to pass for 21 to try and get a job at a club; Claudia pretends to be younger so she can enter a violin competition.

Cast and charactersEdit


  • Scott Wolf as Bailey Salinger
  • Matthew Fox as Charlie Salinger
  • Neve Campbell as Julia Salinger
  • Lacey Chabert as Claudia Salinger
  • Paula Devicq as Kirsten Bennett
  • Scott Grimes as Will McCorkle


  • Cari Shayne as Nina DiMayo
  • Jennifer Blanc as Kate Bishop
  • Mitchell Anderson as Ross Werkman
  • Brandon Porter as Owen
  • Taylor Porter as Owen


Julia: Don't say bitch! I don't like you using language like that!

Claudia: You know what? Maybe you could just come and listen to me play for once, instead of telling me what not to do all the time

Bailey: I'm such a moron. I can't believe what a moron I am!

Will: You are a moron.

Bailey: I just kind of forced the issue.

Will: The issue?

Bailey: With Kate and Tom.

Will: The boyfriend?

Bailey: Yep.

Bailey: Okay so I hire 2 big guys to kidnap him and take him off to some remote island or Hawaii, someplace. Just so Kate doesn't see him for a while and then eventually she forgets all about him.

Will: Hmm. I don't know Bay. Kidnapping? I don't think they let you graduate from High School if you've kidnapped somebody.

Julia: The only person you have to listen to in this house is Bailey!

Claudia: At least he cares about me!

Julia: What are you talking about? Why do you think I've been so concerned about you being in this competition? Because I care.

Claudia: Right, and that's why you're acting like such a BITCH!