The fifth season of iCarly began airing on Nickelodeon on August 13, and finished its run on January 21, Carly's knowledge of Sam's cell-phone password and the use of cell-phone-tracking software reveal that Sam has checked herself into a mental hospital.
Freddie visits her to find out that she can't handle her mixed feelings of love and hate for him. Freddie, on an iCarly webcast live from the mental institution, reveals that even though Sam likes him and is in denial about it, his feelings are important, too. He walks up to her and kisses symbolizing the start of a new relationship.
Sam and Freddie are a couple but they keep fighting and after solving 1 problem, Carly ends up being their involuntary 'couple's counselor'. This starts driving Carly mad when Sam and Freddie end up going to Carly at 3 in the morning for a stupid fight. Carly then ends up being dragged into a dinner date with Sam and Freddie but gets really upset when she has to sit at a table by herself.
After a second fight between the two, Carly loses it and goes home leaving Sam and Freddie confused. In the next episode, Spencer is forced to lie to Mrs. Benson about the whereabouts of Freddie because she doesn't know about his and Sam's relationship. Because Sam is in a relationship with Freddie, her previous torture monkey, her new torture monkey is Gibby. Gibby doesn't like how Sam treats him so he decides to consult with Mrs.
Benson about Sam and Freddie's relationship. She doesn't approve, so she and Gibby devise What happened to sam and freddie hookup plan to break them up.
Benson about them, causing her to attack in retaliation. Because of this, he and Mrs. Benson force Carly to reveal to them that Sam sabotaged Freddie's application to a prestigious camp; which they use to make him angry at her. However, Carly stops the fight and helps Sam and Freddie make up, with the help of Gibby, who sends Mrs. Benson away having had a change of heart. In the next episode, Carly suggests that Sam and Freddie try each other's hobbies, but when Sam visits Freddie's model train club she blows up the trains, Freddie gets kicked out.
Then Sam takes Freddie to visit her Uncle Carmine and Cousin Chaz in prison, but she also makes him put ham in his pants which eventually gets him caught by security, angering Carmine and Chaz. Sam and Freddie end up deciding to break up at the end because of something Carly said that they overheard about their relationship being forced by a connection they have but their personalities are too different.
The relationship ends on a relatively friendly note, with hints of rekindling should one of them work on their personality. Almost immediately after breaking up, Freddie admits to Sam for the very first time that he loves her, and she says she loves him, too; causing them to prolong their break-up for one more night together.
After the first few episodes of this season, T-Bo moves into Freddie and Mrs. Benson's apartment in "Bushwell Plaza", after being evicted from "The Groovy Smoothie", making him Carly and Spencer's neighbor as well. Sam and Freddie help him do this by disguising him as a respectful gentleman, which "What happened to sam and freddie hookup" works.
Benson finds out his true personality later and decides to kick him out. But after he assists her with rescuing the gang from a psycho-obsessed fan and her family, she decides to let him stay. In late Januarywhile doing press for her North American Dancing Crazy concert tour, Miranda Cosgrove began telling news sources that she was looking forward to returning to Hollywood to begin filming a 5th season of iCarly.
I would be willing to do the show as long as people like it and as long as it works. I can't wait to get back. I'm really comfortable doing iCarly. It's like my home away from home. Miranda Cosgrove recently confirmed that filming would resume shortly. Sam is at first reluctant to see Freddie since she kissed him 3 days before.
However, Freddie tells her she has no problems and she decides to leave. Meanwhile Gibby comes face to face with a man named Caleb, a patient who is said to be from the year Sam then tries to leave but the security guards keep her since she is under 18 and needs a parent to sign.
Although, Pam Puckett is away in Tijuana getting laser hair removal. The gang needs to start iCarly the next night but the security guards have never heard of it. The guards keep Sam there and throw Carly, Freddie and Gibby out. Then, they try to get Spencer to play Sam's mother. But the plan backfires when a patient recognizes Spencer from law school. Spencer tries to keep his identity a secret but the plan backfires when he snaps at the patient to stop pulling his wig.
The gang then decide to do the webshow from the mental hospital. Freddie tries to tell how he feels about liking Sam and a bunch of other Seddie fans such as the Seddie yeller from "iStart a Fan War" also tell their feelings. Sam then begins yelling at Freddie but he kisses her mid sentence. After the events of "iLost My Mind", Sam and Freddie begin a very rocky relationship, but problems circulate around Carly when she has to intervene and resolve their every argument even one at 3 am.
Meanwhile, Gibby finds a "What happened to sam and freddie hookup" and he wants to share it with Carly, in an attempt to get closer to her. At the near end of the episode, Freddie and Sam go on a date, but take Carly with them to resolve a fight if they get into one. After Sam and Freddie criticize each other, Carly intervenes and says that if they do not control every argument then they should not be dating. Gibby tries to break up Sam and Freddie, as Sam now uses him as a target for her violent tendences.
He recruits Carly, who is unsure about whose side to take even after Sam and Freddie fail to attend an iCarly shoot, leaving her to and Gibby to run the show single-handedly. He also recruits Mrs. Benson, by telling her that her son is dating Sam. Meanwhile, Freddie's application to "N. Camp" is rejected, which, unknown to him, Sam trashed the application. Benson comes to the studio and shows him the application. When he threatens to dump Sam, Carly finally snaps and rushes up to the studio and smooths out the argument.
Gibby also snaps and drags Mrs. Benson out of the studio and sings a love song to celebrate Freddie and Sam not breaking up. Meanwhile, What happened to sam and freddie hookup gets Spencer to lie to Mrs. Benson in order to cover his relationship with Sam.
Spencer, tired of lying, finds himself attempting to open a bakery from the Shays' loft in order to make his lie the truth. Carly convinces Sam and Freddie to try each other's hobbies.
Freddie takes Sam to his train engineer club much to her dismay. Meanwhile, Spencer's past babysitter arrives and starts to treat him like a 4 year old. Because of this Carly gives the two a talk about if they like each other they should act like it. Sam and Freddie overhear and take Carly's advice.