September 27, 1997 9:00 pm
Gary's hotel room burns in an electrical fire. While wondering where he is going to live, Gary also finds out that a greedy businessman wants to purchase McGinty's and an orphanage in order to demolish them and build a parking lot. Gary and Chuck must save McGinty's and the orphanage, and Gary must find a new place to live.
October 4, 1997 9:00 pm
Gary must help a Vietnam vet who has the Congressional Medal of Honor when a ceremony in his honor triggers feelings of guilt because of a mistake he made in Vietnam.
October 11, 1997 9:00 pm
McGinty's is asked to cater the wedding of Gary's ex-girlfriend, his high school sweetheart. Her romantic feelings are still somewhat directed at Gary, and what's worse, her father has been under police's witness protection for three weeks and the paper warns of criminal and violent actions at the wedding.
October 18, 1997 9:00 pm
Gary must help a young boy who is ill with leukimia, but is refusing treatment. Gary wants him to meet Jenny Sloane, Chicago's sweetheart who is ill with cancer. A Sun Times columnist writes a column about Jenny Sloane.
October 25, 1997 9:00 pm
Gary and Chuck must stop an old friend of theirs from their former job from having a fatal plastic surgery to impress his girlfriend and enhance his career.
November 1, 1997 9:00 pm
Gary and Chuck become involved with a basketball program at a local church for inner city youth, where they meet a young nun named Sister Mary. Gary helps Sister Mary from abandoning her call after a young man involved with the basketball program is killed during a convenience store holdup, which Gary fails to stop.
November 8, 1997 9:00 pm
The newspaper arrives with an article written in Russian. Gary saves a cab driver, in a seemingly unrelated article written in English. The cab driver is able to read the Russian article to Gary. Gary then must save a beautiful Russian violinist from being murdered and brings her together to her long lost father.
November 15, 1997 9:00 pm
After learning that a leader of a racist movement will be assasinated during a march, Gary begans to debate whether he should save his life or let him die. Marissa manages to convince him to save him, but the dilemma is further compromised when the leader's comrades attack and vandalize McGinty's. Now Gary has to stop the sniper from killing the leader of the movement. The situation is further complicated when the leader's son befriends a young African-American kid.
November 22, 1997 9:00 pm
Gary is stressed out, and just wants a regular life. He is having recurring dreams about a psychiatrist, who encourages him to take Sundays off from the paper. Gary decides to take that advice. However, he finds out that he needs to convince a famous quarterback to stop playing in order to avoid a serious injury.
December 20, 1997 9:00 pm
Gary comes between his cook and an accident-prone librarian. Chuck turns truthful while dating a Rabbi.
January 10, 1998 9:00 pm
Gary's search for a missing child makes him a suspect. When the police won't listen to him, he goes into the flooding underground sewer to try to rescue the little girl before it's too late.
January 17, 1998 9:00 pm
Gary must deal with a stowaway princess who hid in his trunk.
January 24, 1998 9:00 pm
Gary tries to use his nomination to a public job to get a light put at a dangerous crossroad.
January 31, 1998 9:00 pm
Gary has to keep an honest cop, Detective Crumb, from being arrested due to a blackmailed investigation.
April 4, 1998 9:00 pm
Gary take Marissa who poses as an Egyptian princess to gain admission to a exibission so that he can save an archeaologist from being struck in the head by a ancient Egyptian stone at the museum, Gary pushes the man out of the way only to see that someone wanted the archeaologist killed. The day after Gary reads in the newspaper that there'll be a fire in the museum, so he checks up on a journalist who was at the museum the night the archeaologist was almost killed. When the eyes are stollen from a cat mummy, a curse is released, causing everyone involved, including Marissa, to fall seriously ill.
April 11, 1998 9:00 pm
After Gary is injured in a fall, he becomes housebound while his broken leg heals. In a ""Rear Window"" style plot, he watches people in the apartment building across the street and is attracted to a new neighbor who seem to have been the victim of a murder almost 50 years ago.
April 18, 1998 9:00 pm
Gary's parents receive the paper when Gary is trapped in an absndoned theater trying to save a monkey. Gary's parents and Crumb accidentally bring together a family of Letonian trapeze artists in Chicago.
April 25, 1998 9:00 pm
The paper sends Gary to save a man John Hernandez from getting killed in a road accident. After doing that the paper changes and it states that Hernandez is going to kill Rachel Stone the prosecutor who sent him to prison. Gary can't help but wonder why the paper sent him on such an errand. Gary then goes to the courthouse to stop Hernandez; Hernandez gets away and Gary is arrested and brought to Ms. Stone. When he tries to warn her about Hernandez; she doesn't believe him cause Gary won't reveal the source of his information. Hernandez got away by knocking Chuck out and taking his car. While Gary waits at the hospital, the paper now says that Hernandez is going to try again this time at her home. Gary goes there and gets him and Ms. Stone taken as hostage.
May 2, 1998 9:00 pm
Gary learns that a British person who assisted him with a mission is actually a forger with many enemies.
May 9, 1998 9:00 pm
Gary helps Renee, a woman who is being targeted by thieves.
May 16, 1998 9:00 pm
Gary reads in the paper that a pylon at a construction site drops and knocks over a nearby building killing thousands. He goes to try and prevent it from happening only to get knocked out and wakes up 2 days before the Great Chicago Fire. He meets Morris, who looks like Chuck. He also meets Jesse, a young boy who is the brother of a woman, Elanor, who is a singer at a saloon, and looks exactly like Marissa, and is a victim of racism. Gary must help Jessee and Elanor, and try to stop the fire from happening.
May 23, 1998 9:00 pm
Marissa sees a vision and thinks her sight is returning. Chuck witnesses a mob murder, and is in trouble. Gary, Chuck, and Crumb are taken hostage, and Marissa must save them.