Linc's is a Washington, D.C. tavern run by Russell A. ""Linc"" Lincoln (Steven Williams). In the one-hour pilot episode, children's rights activist Eleanor Braithwaite Winthrop (Pam Grier), who's married to a white man, and dynamic lobbyist Johnnie B. Goode (Georg Stanford Brown) discuss a bill she's trying to get through Congress. Linc is startled by some revelations after his Army daughter Rosalee Lincoln (Tisha Campbell) comes home from Fort Bragg. Other regulars include sharp-tongued waitress CeCe Jennings (Golden Brooks); Harlan Hubbard IV (Joe Inscoe), who heads a pedophile senator's staff; Nigerian cabdriver Winston Iwelu (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje); and Eartha (Daphne Maxwell-Reid), a prostitute privy to D.C. dirt when Washington elite unveil secrets in the bedroom. Filmed on location in Virginia this episode was a one-hour pilot kicking off the half-hour comedy/drama series.
Conclusion. Linc has a hard time dealing with Rosalee's lifestyle; Eleanor must decide which two pieces of legislation to support.
Eleanor's happiness over being honored by a women's organization is shattered by a false arrest. To the rescue?
Linc and Eleanor clash over political views. Ce Ce has to face learning proper grammar.
CeCe and Harlan are spotted in a car together, and Eartha and Johnnie give wildly differing accounts of what they saw.
The gang at Linc's rallies around Johnnie, whose mother has passed away.
Linc is forced to decide which of two employees---one black, one white---to lay off when business starts to drop.
The gang ponders why CeCe ended her relationship with a successful businessman.
Linc and his pals get together to honor the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's March on Washington. Part 1 of two.
Conclusion. Linc finds his conservative personality clashing with that of his leftist friend, Bobby.
Linc and Eleanor consider consummating their relationship.
The gang bands together when they learn Winston may be deported.
The building of a store funded by a record company that sells gangsta rap arouses the ire of newly divorced Eleanor. Meanwhile, Eleanor and Linc contemplate their future.
Eleanor's friend develops a crush on Linc, much to Eleanor's chagrin.
Linc's daughter, testifies before the Senate on behalf of single mothers.