September 19, 1991 12:00 am
After a ten month silence,Joe hears from Helen in New York City.When Helen fishes around about there relationship,he can't bring himself to tell her about his new girlfriend,Gail.Joe and Brian travel to New York,so Joe can tell Helen in person about Gail,but the two find Helen working as a waitress in a strip joint.Intent on getting Helen to leave New York and return to Nantucket,Joe doesn't mention Gail.Upon their return to the island,Gail surprises them.After a screaming match and feeling hurt and betrayed,Helen drives her jeep through Joe's office.
September 26, 1991 12:00 am
Helen's refuses to pay for the repairs to Joe office,even after she ran her jeep through it,so Joe takes her to small claims court.Joe tries to get everyone,including Fay and Brian to deliver the Subpoena,but they refuse.That is until Roy gladly takes the challenge and gets a glass of Juice splashed in his face for his trouble. Helen falls and hurts her ankle to everyone's surprise and is late for court,when she does arrive Joe thinks she's faking and pushes her down and pokes her with her own crutch.In the end Joe wins the case and and rubs it in so much,Helen once again smashes her jeep through his office.
October 10, 1991 12:00 am
Concerned by Helen's persistent anger over her break up with Joe,the rest of the group convince her to seek with help with the transition group.Though the group turns out to be a senior citizen's group,Helen realizes the true source of her pain and finally has a reconciliation with Joe.But it doesn't save Joe's poor office from Helen's jeep;though it's Joe who accidentally plows through his office this time. Meanwhile, after escorting Helen to the group meeting, Brian becomes obsessed with talking about Carol and takes over the group.
October 17, 1991 12:00 am
Hearing that Lowell is having problems with his wife Bunny because of his paranoia that she's flirting with other men,Brian offers foolishly to discuss the issue with Bunny.Unfortunately, Lowell suspicions are not unfounded, as Brian soon finds out when Joe walks in on Bunny coming on to Brian.
October 31, 1991 12:00 am
When Roy's competition for the town council drops out,the gang convince Joe to run against him.But the surprise endorsement of Joe's campaign manager Fay,by the local newspaper,gives Roy more competition than he can handle.So Roy concocts a plan,involving a story about how he has never won anything his entire life.Touched by Roy's story of his embarrassing failures in grade school,Fay throws the election.
November 7, 1991 12:00 am
The arrival of Millionaire Mimsy Borogroves has Fay,Roy and Helen eager to tap into her wealth;Fay wants a new Senior Citizens Center,Roy (now as a City Councilman) wants investment money for Nantucket,and Helen wanst to start of her new real estate career with a big sell.But Mimsy has eyes for Brian,and he soon enjoys the good life,receiving expensive presents and accompanying Mimsy everywhere.Joe is ashamed of Brian's actions,but Brian ignores him.Joe's disgust quickly disappears when Mimsy offers to buy him a new plane.Unfortunately for the rest of the group,Brian finally takes heed of Joe's earlier words and ends his relationship with Mimsy,who in turn pulls all of her money out of Nantucket.
November 14, 1991 12:00 am
As his birthday approaches,Joe firmly insists that the rest of the gang not throw him a party.When Fay asks him to stay late to wait for a shipment of airplane seats,he suspects that,despite his words,the gang will be throwing him a surprise party,by springing out of the crate.But he ends up embarrassing himself when the crate arrives;upon hearing about it the next day,the gang decide to surprise him by coming in another crate. Unfortunately,Joe receives a crate full of kitchen appliances, and the rest of the gang end up on a ferry to the mainland.
November 21, 1991 12:00 am
Tired of the bickering between Helen and Gail, Joe suggests that the two go out to lunch together. Things go farther than he expects, though, as the two women become fast friends, comparing embarrassing notes about him. A confrontation between Joe and Helen about the strange triangle quickly turns from angry words to passion, only to be interrupted by a shocked Gail. Gail breaks it off with Joe and departs, while Helen brushes away the newly reawakened feelings and leaves too, leaving Joe alone. Meanwhile, Fay tries to continue her streak of touching every first lady since Eleanor Roosevelt, when the president and his wife visit Nantucket. But when Roy demands to have his picture taken with the president, he is arrested for his trouble.
December 5, 1991 12:00 am
With the airport shut down due to fog. The Gang tries to find ways to pass time, which leads to Brian doing his Hypnosis act on volunteers. Including Joe, and finally Roy. While under, Roy reveals he stole 250,000 dollars and buried it in his backyard, until the statue of limitations is up. The rest of the gang dig up his backyard, with the intent of returning the money to it's rightful owner, only to discover that their hole is to become the resting place for Roy's new hot tub. Roy's glee is short-lived though as he soon discovers where they hauled the dirt.
December 12, 1991 12:00 am
Pressured by questions, Roy reveals his wife Sylvia is not dead after all, but living in Boston, after having deserted him abruptly sixteen years ago. In the company of Brian, Roy flies to Boston to win his wife back. Roy's efforts are for naught, however, as Sylvia refuses to leave her life as the wife of a rich plastic surgeon to return to Nantucket with him.
December 19, 1991 12:00 am
Brian talks Joe into a vacation so they can do a little golfing, only to find out it's actually a time share weekend, where they want you to buy a condo. When Roy finds out he horns his way in (being that he's been banned himself for already three times). Lowell is then invited to tag along to make it a foursome. But the minute they arrive, their ushered away to a marathon sales pitch. Then The rest of the weekend is ruined by a rain storm off the coast, so they can't go golfing. Meanwhile back at the airport, Antonio who just learned to play the guitar, decides to treat the airport crowd to the only song he knows, ""Michael Row the boat ashore"". Over and over and over again. Until Helen chases him away with his own guitar.
January 9, 1992 12:00 am
Antonio arrives at the airport with bad news: the government is planning to deport him. But Antonio can stay if he marries an American citizen, so Brian finds him a bride. But when the federal agent comes to town, Antonio's bride to be deserts him. Helen jumps into save Antonio just in time, on the premise that they will get a divorce as soon as possible. Despite getting cold feet right before the wedding, Helen becomes Antonio's wife, but then finds out the divorce won't come for three years.
January 16, 1992 12:00 am
Stunned by the news that their ""quickie"" divorce won't be for another three years, Helen sadly resigns herself to life as Antonio's wife. But soon Brian's news about a green card lottery revives her hopes, until Antonio's call to Immigration reveals he was not picked. But Helen soon finds out Antonio lied about not being picked; when she asks about his deception, he answers that he was hoping that she would grow to love him. Much his parents had done decades before while in an arranged marriage. It is not to be, however, and Helen asked Antonio for a divorce.
January 23, 1992 12:00 am
Fay is understanding when Joe tells her he won't be able to give her a raise,but when she sees the brother's gloating over a pair of new leather flight jackets,she quits.She accepts a position at Aeromass,while Joe struggles at Sandpiper.After Brian tells the story of how they met years ago,there differences are finally resolved.
January 30, 1992 12:00 am
The news that the Hackett's old house has been condemned due to storm damage has the two brother's trying to save it. But all efforts fail (including Roy's voting against saving it on the town council), so the gang all visit the house one more time before the wrecking ball is scheduled to level the place. Reliving their unhappy childhoods, Joe and Brian realize how miserable their memories of the house really are, and they decide to get a head start on the wrecking ball by doing a little demolishing of their own. Belatedly, they find out that the house has been saved by the historic committee.
February 13, 1992 12:00 am
Dr. Frasier Crane's plans to conduct a self-esteem seminar on Nantucket are interrupted by Helen's accusations that he ruined her life in New York City when she attended one of his seminars. Instead of the refund she desires, Frasier allows Helen to attend the seminar for free to see if her problems can be solved. The seminar soon turns into an airing out of some of the long standing conflicts between Joe, Brian and Helen and Frasier's seminar is ruined.
February 20, 1992 12:00 am
Joe is pleased to learn that the ticket he donated to the children's hospital's charity event brought in a staggering 10,000 dollars. But his mood soon turns sour when a misprint on the ticket (thanks to Brian) forces him to fly crabby old Carlton Blanchard on a cross-country trip for a reunion with his brother. Lowell and Antonio tag along, but the frustrations of the flight have Joe and Brian at each others throats and ready to go there seperate ways. But seeing the fists fly at Carlton's reunion help the two make peace.
February 27, 1992 12:00 am
After her short-lived career in real estate ends in disgrace, the gang convince Helen to take a job placement exam. When the exam suggest she should pursue a career in Music or Food Service, they decide to change it, to Law or Stand Up Comedian. To everyone's surprise, the least likely of the two chooses is the one she picks; Comedian. At Brian's suggestion she uses her cello as her gimmick, and posts flyers all over town about her big comedy debut at the Club Car. But her big night is ruined when a comedian on just before her uses virtually the same gimmick and wows the crowd.
April 2, 1992 12:00 am
Antonio stories of his successes with a video dating service soon have Joe,Brian,Helen and Lowell plunging into the video dating tray.Joe ends up with a
April 23, 1992 12:00 am
After returning from a vacation made possible by a hefty tax refund,Brian finds out that the refund was an error.To help pay of his bet he takes on a second as a security guard at the bank.But he's fired after a robbery and it's back to flying.But while flying Antonio to Boston he discovers the robber is on board the plane.Unfortunately the robber also recognizes Brian,and pulls a gun out to force Brian to land.Brian then decides to make a dangerous move and dares the would be Hi-Jacker as the plane is screaming towards the ground,the robber gives in first and hands the gun to Antonio. Meanwhile,Antonio leaves for a trip to his hime country of Italy and no one cares.
April 30, 1992 12:00 am
To help commemorate the anticpated breaking of Joe's old high school strike out record,Joe's old coach coerces him to fly him and his star player Ty Warner (Party of Five) to the game.But when Joe decides not to land at the airport due to poor visiblity,was his main concern safety or his record? Either way after Roy offers to fly him,Ty gets to the game and pitches the last two innings,striking all 6 batters he faces and breaks the record.
May 7, 1992 12:00 am
When Helen accidently spills soup all over a man's expensive Italian suit,she thinks her fortunes have sunk to their lowest.But it turns out the man is the managing Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra,and in a bizarre twist of fate,she ends up with a job as a cellist,with her first performance scheduled for that very night.Her happiness is tempered though when everyone except Roy has other committments and can't attend.But suddenly those disappear and soon they are on there way to Boston.But then yet another hurdle presents itself,as one of the planes engines on Joe's Twin engine Cessna dies.Just as things are looking up,Helen's luck runs out as the other engine dies and they go plunging into the atlantic.