List of Wings episodes

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The following is a list of all 172 episodes of the NBC television series Wings. Viewer ratings could not be found for five of the episodes, including; "Exclusively Yours", "Moonlighting", "If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother", "All About Christmas Eve", and "House of Blues".

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 6 April 19, 1990 (1990-04-19) May 24, 1990 (1990-05-24)
2 22 September 28, 1990 (1990-09-28) March 28, 1991 (1991-03-28)
3 22 September 19, 1991 (1991-09-19) May 7, 1992 (1992-05-07)
4 22 September 24, 1992 (1992-09-24) May 13, 1993 (1993-05-13)
5 24 September 16, 1993 (1993-09-16) May 12, 1994 (1994-05-12)
6 26 September 20, 1994 (1994-09-20) May 23, 1995 (1995-05-23)
7 26 September 19, 1995 (1995-09-19) May 21, 1996 (1996-05-21)
8 24 September 18, 1996 (1996-09-18) May 21, 1997 (1997-05-21)


Season 1 (1990)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 1 "Legacy" James Burrows David Angell & Peter Casey & David Lee April 19, 1990 (1990-04-19) 27.9[1]
In the series premiere, Joe Hackett gets a message that his late father planned a scavenger hunt for a suitcase of his. It requires Joe to get in touch with his estranged brother Brian, who had run off several years ago with Joe's fiancee Carol.
2 2 "Around the World in Eighty Years" Noam Pitlik Philip LaZebnik April 26, 1990 (1990-04-26) 25.8[2]
Fay encourages a retired pilot to complete his trip around the world.
3 3 "Return to Nantucket: Part 1" Noam Pitlik Philip LaZebnik May 3, 1990 (1990-05-03) 23.6[3]
Brian flies to Boston to see if he can reunite with his ex-wife Carol. To be continued...
4 4 "Return to Nantucket: Part 2" Noam Pitlik David Angell May 10, 1990 (1990-05-10) 21.8[4]
Joe and Brian compete to see who Carol loves more.
5 5 "There Once Was a Girl from Nantucket" Noam Pitlik Dave Hackel May 17, 1990 (1990-05-17) 22.0[5]
Brian sets Joe up on a date with a woman (Megan Mullally) who's been with every man on the island.
6 6 "All for One and Two for Helen" Noam Pitlik Dave Hackel May 24, 1990 (1990-05-24) 21.3[6]
Joe spies on Brian and Helen when they go on a date.

Season 2 (1990–91)[edit]

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7 1 "The Puppetmaster" Noam Pitlik Philip LaZebnik September 28, 1990 (1990-09-28) 13.4[7]
In order to get Helen to break her vow that she does not date pilots, Brian hires an actor (Craig Bierko) to play the role of a charming pilot who asks Helen out.
8 2 "The Story of Joe" Noam Pitlik Bruce Rasmussen October 5, 1990 (1990-10-05) 13.5[8]
A magazine writer wants to do a cover story on Joe, but then he meets Brian, and finds his life more interesting. Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger) and Norm Peterson (George Wendt) visit the island.
9 3 "A Little Nightmare Music" Noam Pitlik Bryan Winter October 12, 1990 (1990-10-12) 15.0[8]
Helen plays her cello to a very famous conductor (David Ogden Stiers), who tells her she's terrible, so Joe decides to tell him the story of how Alan Shepard was discouraged from aviation in his youth. Helen decides to give up the cello, until she is thrown for a loop when the conductor concludes that with considerable effort she could show promise.
10 4 "Sports and Leisure" Noam Pitlik David Angell October 19, 1990 (1990-10-19) 11.2[8]
Roy tries to make friends with the gang by joining them in a friendly game of Trivial Pursuit.
11 5 "A Stand Up Kind of Guy" Noam Pitlik Dave Hackel October 26, 1990 (1990-10-26) 13.1[8]
Joe holds a bachelor party for a guy he can't remember going to high school with. Neither can Brian or anyone else, until the exotic dancer recalls him, suddenly putting the whole wedding in disarray. When Joe admits to the man that he cannot remember him, he thinks Joe is a great practical joker.
12 6 "It's Not the Thought, It's the Gift" Noam Pitlik Peter Casey & David Lee November 9, 1990 (1990-11-09) 12.2[9]
Joe and Brian compete to see who gets Helen a more expensive birthday gift.
13 7 "Hell Hath No Fury like a Policewoman Scorned" Noam Pitlik Bill Diamond & Michael Saltzman November 16, 1990 (1990-11-16) 12.8[9]
Brian dates a policewoman to get her to drop charges on his unpaid parking tickets. Subplot: Lowell tries to capture something funny on his video camera for "America's Wackiest Videos."
14 8 "High Anxiety" Noam Pitlik Bruce Rasmussen November 23, 1990 (1990-11-23) 14.8[9]
Joe is grounded due to hypertension, and with the unreliable Brian seemingly his only option for keeping the airline running, Sandpiper's future seems very much in doubt.
15 9 "Friends or Lovers?" Noam Pitlik David Lloyd December 7, 1990 (1990-12-07) 11.9[10]
Joe and Helen go on their first date and Brian hires high school student Kenny McElvey (Michael Manasseri) as a backup pilot for the still-grounded Joe.
16 10 "There's Always Room for Cello" Noam Pitlik Peter Casey & David Lee December 14, 1990 (1990-12-14) 11.5[10]
Roy's son R.J. (Abraham Benrubi) takes cello lessons from Helen. Roy agrees to pay for the lessons after he thinks R.J. is "hot for teacher", but the truth is R.J. is a homosexual. An enraged Roy then challenges R.J. to a one-on-one basketball match in which R.J. is not allowed to be homosexual if he loses.
17 11 "A Terminal Christmas" Noam Pitlik Bill Diamond & Michael Saltzman December 21, 1990 (1990-12-21) 11.1[10]
The gang tries to cheer Fay up because she misses her dead husband.
18 12 "Airport '90" Noam Pitlik Bruce Rasmussen January 3, 1991 (1991-01-03) 28.1[10]
Joe teaches a flight school, with Helen as one of his students. Brian is annoyed with Joe's boring classroom ways and spices it up by allowing unlicensed Helen to fly the Sandpiper plane. When Helen and Brian run into danger, boring old Joe must guide them down.
19 13 "Love Is Like Pulling Teeth" Noam Pitlik Dave Hackel January 10, 1991 (1991-01-10) 24.5[11]
Joe has to take care of Helen when she gets her wisdom teeth pulled out, but unfortunately for him, her appointment falls on the same day as a gathering based around a much anticipated college basketball game.
20 14 "The Tennis Bum" Noam Pitlik Peter S. Mehlman January 24, 1991 (1991-01-24) 22.2[11]
Brian's upset because Fay beat him at tennis. Meanwhile, Roy tries to mess with Helen's mind by claiming that one of his male pilots is actually female, and Joe accidentally destroys Lowell's beloved Graf Zeppelin model.
21 15 "My Brother's Back and There's Going to Be Trouble" Noam Pitlik Bill Diamond & Michael Saltzman January 31, 1991 (1991-01-31) 22.5[11]
Joe is hospitalized for back trouble and leaves a color-coded timetable for Brian to manage Sandpiper. Brian disregards Joe fuddy schedule and runs the airline his own way. Brian has plenty of neat promotional ideas, but suddenly the plane goes missing.
22 16 "Plane Nine from Nantucket" Noam Pitlik Philip LaZebnik February 7, 1991 (1991-02-07) 22.7[12]
Joe and Brian think they spotted a UFO and are reluctant about reporting it to the FAA. When Brian finally does, they're visited by a UFO group who asks to ride in their plane to see if they can spot it again. Meanwhile, Helen and Fay squabble over a lunch bill.
23 17 "Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places" Noam Pitlik Bill Diamond & Michael Saltzman February 14, 1991 (1991-02-14) 22.8[13]
Joe and Helen both go to different places to meet each other on Valentine's Day. First appearance of Tony Shalhoub as Antonio Scarpacci, portraying a waiter.
24 18 "Love Means Never Having to Say Geronimo" Noam Pitlik Bruce Rasmussen February 21, 1991 (1991-02-21) 23.9[14]
Brian meets a wonderful, spontaneous girl and wants to spontaneously marry her... while jumping out of an airplane.
25 19 "All in the Family" Noam Pitlik Bryan Winter March 7, 1991 (1991-03-07) 23.1[15]
Brian dates young pilot Kenny's mother. Knowing Brian's ways with women, Kenny isn't thrilled.
26 20 "Mother Wore Stripes" Noam Pitlik David Lloyd March 14, 1991 (1991-03-14) 23.1[16]
Joe and Brian's mother shows up, and reveals where she's been all this time.
27 21 "Murder She Roast" Noam Pitlik Dave Hackel March 21, 1991 (1991-03-21) 23.1[17]
When Brian sees a woman who looks like Fay on a TV show about escaped fugitives (hosted by Maury Povich), he's convinced Fay is the killer and is trying to murder him.
28 22 "Duet for Cello and Plane" Noam Pitlik Philip LaZebnik March 28, 1991 (1991-03-28) 23.3[18]
Helen gets a music job in Maine, only to learn the funding was cut. Joe and Helen have a messy fight, then break up when she leaves for New York City.

Season 3 (1991–92)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
29 1 "The Naked Truth" Andy Ackerman Dave Hackel September 19, 1991 (1991-09-19) 22.4
After struggling in New York City and resorting to a meager job waitressing in a strip club, Helen relents and wishes to go home to Massachusetts. Joe takes her back to Nantucket, but does not mention he found a girlfriend (even though he and Helen broke up earlier). Helen reacts to the news by driving her jeep through Joe's office.
30 2 "Is That a Subpoena in Your Pocket?" Andy Ackerman Bill Diamond & Michael Saltzman September 26, 1991 (1991-09-26) 24.4
Joe sues Helen for what she did to his office. However, not even the courts can change Helen's anger. Antonio Scarpacci joins the cast permanently, now as a cab driver.
31 3 "The Taming of the Shrew" Andy Ackerman Christopher Lloyd October 10, 1991 (1991-10-10) 22.5
Helen goes to a group therapy session to deal with her feelings for Joe.
32 4 "I Ain't Got No Bunny" Andy Ackerman Ken Levine & David Isaacs October 17, 1991 (1991-10-17) 18.8
Lowell becomes paranoid, thinking that his wife Bunny is committing adultery. Lowell soon learns that paranoia does not nullify concern.
33 5 "If Elected, I Will Not Live" Andy Ackerman Larry Balmagia October 31, 1991 (1991-10-31) 21.3
Roy and Joe both run for the position of alderman, but the local paper somehow endorses Fay. Subplot: Helen decides to sell her cello.
34 6 "My Brother's Keeper" Andy Ackerman David Lloyd November 7, 1991 (1991-11-07) 22.7
When a rich woman, Mimsy Borogroves (Tyne Daly), comes to the island, she starts dating Brian.
35 7 "Crate Expectations" Andy Ackerman Dave Hackel November 14, 1991 (1991-11-14) 21.4
The gang plans a surprise birthday for Joe.
36 8 "Ladies Who Lunch" Andy Ackerman Kathryn Baker November 21, 1991 (1991-11-21) 23.3
Joe doesn't like it when Helen becomes friends with his new girlfriend Gail. In a subplot, Roy tries to sneak aboard Air Force One when President of the United States George H.W. Bush and First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush are visiting Nantucket so he can bolster his political credibility. Fay also tries to sneak aboard so she can shake hands with Barbara Bush in order to keep her streak of touching every President's wife ever since Eleanor Roosevelt gave her a pat on the head when Fay was a little girl. Gail breaks up with Joe and ends her friendship with Helen when she sees the both of them having a messy fight, clearly not over each other but not ready to rekindle their romance. As Joe mopes about no one else having a worse day than him, a news report shows Roy getting arrested for trespassing on Air Force One.
37 9 "Try to Remember the Night He Dismembered" Andy Ackerman Bill Diamond & Michael Saltzman December 5, 1991 (1991-12-05) 22.5
With the airport fogged in, Brian entertains the gang with his hypnosis act and gets Roy to confess his deepest, darkest secret; that he stole $250,000 from an old man and buried it in his backyard. As everyone excitedly digs up Roy's backyard, Brian wonders how effective his hypnosis was.
38 10 "The Late Mrs. Biggins" Andy Ackerman Steven Levitan December 12, 1991 (1991-12-12) 21.4
Roy reveals the fact that his late wife is not dead, she left him.
39 11 "The Bogey Men" Andy Ackerman Larry Balmagia December 19, 1991 (1991-12-19) 21.9
Roy and Brian trick Joe into coming with them to a timeshare lecture in South Carolina, to which both Brian and Roy assure Joe that they know how to finesse these hucksters and can use it for free golf, but a rain squall dampens their plot. Subplot: Antonio plays the only song he knows on guitar ("Michael, Row The Boat Ashore") over and over and over, entertaining airport customers, but not Helen.
40 12 "Marriage, Italian Style" Andy Ackerman Christopher Lloyd January 9, 1992 (1992-01-09) 20.9
Antonio's visa is not renewed and his deportment to Italy is imminent. Helen offers to marry Antonio so he can remain in the United States.
41 13 "Divorce, American Style" Andy Ackerman Steven Levitan January 16, 1992 (1992-01-16) 23.4
Helen learns that she will get arrested for matrimony fraud if she divorces Antonio before three years have elapsed, unless he wins a green card in a lottery. Antonio is ambiguous about whether or not he won, suggesting he has genuine feelings for Helen.
42 14 "Stew in a Stew" Andy Ackerman David Angell January 23, 1992 (1992-01-23) 20.1
Fay is upset when Joe declines to give her a raise, citing budget cutbacks. But when Joe appears with expensive sheep-lined bomber jackets for him and Brian, Fay is outraged and quits. Joe has to eat several slices of humble pie to convince Fay of their partnership. Note: This episode shows a flashback of how Joe met Fay when she was a stewardess, and they decided to start Sandpiper Air.
43 15 "This Old House" Andy Ackerman David Lloyd January 30, 1992 (1992-01-30) 22.0
Joe and Brian's childhood home is due to be demolished after a severe storm condemns it. At first they're upset, but then they can't really recall many happy memories of being there.
44 16 "Planes, Trains, and Visiting Cranes" Andy Ackerman Ken Levine & David Isaacs February 13, 1992 (1992-02-13) 20.9
In this Cheers crossover episode, Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) visits the island (along with his then wife Lilith Sternin (Bebe Neuwirth)), and Helen wants her money back from one of his self-help seminars.
45 17 "Das Plane" Andy Ackerman Bill Diamond & Michael Saltzman February 20, 1992 (1992-02-20) 18.5
Joe announces Sandpiper will give a plane ticket anywhere to whomever makes the biggest donation to charity by a deadline. Cranky Carlton Blanchard (William Hickey) wins by making an amazing $10,000 donation. The catch is Carlton wants to fly cross country to reunite with his brother, and along the way, annoys everyone on the plane. Furthermore, Carlton has a dull memory, as he cannot recall whether his brother lives in Rock Springs, Wyoming or Las Cruces, New Mexico.
46 18 "Take My Life, Please" Andy Ackerman Christopher Lloyd February 27, 1992 (1992-02-27) 23.0
Helen wants a new goal in life, and takes an aptitude test. When the results are in, the gang intercepts the letter and sees her best skills are food service and musician. In order to avoid the forthcoming guilt, anger and depression from her, Brian falsifies the paper, which causes Helen to aspire to become a stand-up comedian. Guest appearance by Oliver North as himself.
47 19 "Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy" Andy Ackerman Dave Hackel April 2, 1992 (1992-04-02) 21.4
Joe, Brian, Helen and Lowell try out a video dating service and compare notes to each other's experiences. Brian gets matched up with a pushy trader (Peri Gilpin), Helen gets matched up with a local waiter who conscripts Helen into his work, Joe gets matched up with a ventriloquist who will not talk but her dummy has a crush on Joe, and Lowell gets matched up with an ordinary woman, but his idea of a fun date is to take her on a ride on the forklift.
48 20 "The Bank Dick" Andy Ackerman David Lloyd April 23, 1992 (1992-04-23) 19.2
Brian gets a large tax refund and treats himself to an expensive Caribbean vacation. When he learns the refund was in error and the IRS is demanding the money back, he is subject to a tirade from responsible Joe, who advised him to save the refund instead. Brian is made to get a second job as a security guard for a bank to get the money. In the subplot, "Responsible Joe" seems to only be so in financial matters, as he is taking a girl he is dating to Fenway Park for an opening daydespite the fact that Helen paid for the tickets when she was still dating Joe. This is one of the few episodes where the subplot and main plot collide.
49 21 "Say It Ain't So, Joe" Andy Ackerman Steven Levitan April 30, 1992 (1992-04-30) 22.6
Joe is reunited with his old baseball coach who touts his new star pitcher who is poised to break Joe's longstanding record at Siasconset High School for the most strikeouts. This causes Joe to feel both anger and jealousy at his age and his station in life.
50 22 "As Fate Would Have It" Andy Ackerman Larry Balmagia May 7, 1992 (1992-05-07) 22.1
The gang accompany Helen to her gig as a cellist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. But on the way there, the plane's engines die.

Season 4 (1992–93)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
51 1 "Lifeboat" Andy Ackerman Christopher Lloyd September 24, 1992 (1992-09-24) 24.3
The gang waits to be rescued from the plane crash. After making it back home, Joe considers whether it is time for Sandpiper to close up shop.
52 2 "The Fortune Cookie" Andy Ackerman David Lloyd October 1, 1992 (1992-10-01) 20.0
The amount of money Joe gets for insurance is low, so Brian tries to get Joe to fake being handicapped.
53 3 "Noses Off" Andy Ackerman Ken Levine & David Isaacs October 8, 1992 (1992-10-08) 19.8
When a plastic surgeon informs Brian of his imperfect nose, he plans to get a new one.
54 4 "Blackout Biggins" Andy Ackerman Steven Levitan October 22, 1992 (1992-10-22) 17.5
Roy faints when he tries to sing the National Anthem at a baseball game.
55 5 "Mathers of the Heart" Andy Ackerman Adam Belanoff October 29, 1992 (1992-10-29) 21.1
Lowell goes on a date with Helen.
56 6 "Two Jerks and a Jill" David Lee and Andy Ackerman Dave Hackel November 5, 1992 (1992-11-05) 23.4
When a female helicopter pilot, Alex Lambert (Farrah Forke) moves to the island, Joe and Brian compete to impress her. Subplot: Lowell invites Antonio to the weekly Tuesday Night Rat Shoot.
57 7 "It's So Nice to Have a Mather Around the House" David Lee Ken Levine & David Isaacs November 12, 1992 (1992-11-12) 24.3
Brian sinks Lowell's houseboat, so he lets Lowell stay with him and Joe. When Lowell proves to be a surprisingly adept chef, Joe and Brian wonder whether they should hide Lowell's insurance check.
58 8 "Just Say No" Andy Ackerman Adam Belanoff November 19, 1992 (1992-11-19) 20.4
A woman Brian is obsessed with comes back to the island, and Brian can't seem to say no to her, even though she stands him up several times.
59 9 "It May Have Happened One Night" Andy Ackerman Christopher Lloyd December 3, 1992 (1992-12-03) 20.6
Everyone's trying to find out whether or not Joe slept with Alex.
60 10 "The Customer's Usually Right" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Janet Leahy December 17, 1992 (1992-12-17) 22.1
In this Christmas episode, Joe goes insane when he's charged a 50 cent rewinding fee on a tape he is sure he rewound.
61 11 "Exit Laughing" Andy Ackerman Larry Balmagia January 7, 1993 (1993-01-07) 21.2
Helen goes on a date with a friend of Joe's, who has a laugh like a hyena.
62 12 "What the Cabbie Saw" Judy Pioli Steven Levitan January 14, 1993 (1993-01-14) 22.8
Antonio fears for his life when he testifies against a robber.
63 13 "Labor Pains" Andy Ackerman Dave Hackel January 28, 1993 (1993-01-28) 14.5
Lowell has been offered a job at Logan International Airport, but he doesn't want to leave Nantucket.
64 14 "I've Got a Secret" Andy Ackerman Adam Belanoff February 4, 1993 (1993-02-04) 17.4
Alex thinks Antonio blabbed her secret about posing for Playboy.
65 15 "The Gift: Part 1" Andy Ackerman David Angell February 11, 1993 (1993-02-11) 18.7
Joe mortgage's his house to buy Helen a new cello so she can audition for a string quartet. Subplot: Fay, Lowell, Roy and Antonio rehearse for a community theatre play: "Phantom Of The Oprah". To be continued...
66 16 "The Gift: Part 2" Andy Ackerman David Angell February 18, 1993 (1993-02-18) 17.5
Helen gets the job, but the string quartet drives Helen crazy.
67 17 "I Love Brian" Andy Ackerman Ian Gurvitz February 25, 1993 (1993-02-25) 20.1
Brian tries to impress Alex by telling her he knows Clint Black. Subplot: Antonio becomes a fan of I Love Lucy. Kirstie Alley makes a cameo as Rebecca Howe from Cheers.
68 18 "The Key to Alex" Andy Ackerman David Lloyd April 8, 1993 (1993-04-08) 13.1
Joe and Brian try to be more sensitive to get to Alex.
69 19 "The Houseguest" Andy Ackerman Bill Diamond & Michael Saltzman April 15, 1993 (1993-04-15) 15.1
When Carlton Blanchard (William Hickey) falls down the steps at Helen's house, she invites him to stay with her, until his ankle heals, fearing a lawsuit.
70 20 "Goodbye, Old Friend" Andy Ackerman Christopher Lloyd April 29, 1993 (1993-04-29) 18.1
Lowell has a hard time accepting that a mechanic friend of his died. Subplot: Joe and Brian have to keep an already sleepless Helen awake for another 18 hours after she suffers a concussion.
71 21 "Another Wedding" Andy Ackerman Larry Balmagia May 6, 1993 (1993-05-06) 17.3
The gang gets invited to attend the wedding of Walter.
72 22 "Date Package Number Seven" Andy Ackerman Steven Levitan May 13, 1993 (1993-05-13) 18.3
Brian tries to impress Alex with a spontaneous date to Maine, but the date is pre-planned.

Season 5 (1993–94)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
73 1 "Stop in the Name of Love" Andy Ackerman Dave Hackel September 16, 1993 (1993-09-16) 19.8
Everyone is skeptical when Brian tells them his relationship with Alex is different from all the others.
74 2 "Terminal Jealousy" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Mark Reisman September 23, 1993 (1993-09-23) 20.8
Roy gets bored and decides to have some fun at everyone else's expense.
75 3 "Bye-Bye, Bunny" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Ian Gurvitz September 30, 1993 (1993-09-30) 20.2
After Lowell finalizes his divorce with Bunny, he starts sleeping with her again.
76 4 "Business or Pleasure" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Steven Levitan October 7, 1993 (1993-10-07) 20.7
When Joe flies in potential investor Davis Lynch (Mark Harelik), he's more interested in Helen than Joe's airline.
77 5 "An Affair to Forget" Andy Ackerman Dave Hackel October 14, 1993 (1993-10-14) 21.2
Joe becomes everyone's chauffeur. First for Brian and Alex, then for Helen.
78 6 "A Black Eye Affair" Andy Ackerman Steven Levitan October 28, 1993 (1993-10-28) 23.3
Helen gets a black eye before she has a date with Davis.
79 7 "Joe Blows: Part 1" David Lee Steven Levitan November 4, 1993 (1993-11-04) 24.0
Joe gets tired of everyone running to him with their problems, so he leaves the island. To be continued... Kevin Connolly appears in this episode.
80 8 "Joe Blows: Part 2" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Ian Gurvitz November 11, 1993 (1993-11-11) 20.7
Brian is now in charge of the airline and realizes how much he needs Joe.
81 9 "2 Good 2 Be 4 Gotten" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Rick Copp & David A. Goodman November 18, 1993 (1993-11-18) 19.9
When Sandy Cooper (Valerie Mahaffey), an old high school friend, returns to the island, Joe fears she's still obsessed with him. Subplot: Antonio tries to sell some of his personal items to raise money for his family back in Italy.
82 10 "Come Fly with Me" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Howard Gewirtz December 2, 1993 (1993-12-02) 19.5
Joe, Brian, Helen and Lowell go to a singles party in Boston. Back at the airport, Roy, Fay and Antonio team up to try to win a radio call-in contest.
83 11 "Happy Holidays" Andy Ackerman Mark Reisman December 16, 1993 (1993-12-16) 19.8
It's Christmas, and Lowell's ex-wife Bunny shows up and ends up sleeping with Antonio. Subplots: Brian is skeptical about meeting Alex's family and Fay becomes overbearing in preparing for the annual holiday party.
84 12 "Ready, Teddy, Go" Andy Ackerman Joyce Gittlin January 6, 1994 (1994-01-06) 25.8
Helen's upset because she thinks Davis (Mark Harelik) bought her a teddy.
85 13 "Oh Give Me a Home Where the Mathers Don't Roam" Peter Bonerz Shelly Landau January 20, 1994 (1994-01-20) 21.8
Lowell buys a new house, but is afraid of living there alone.
86 14 "The Faygitive" Peter Bonerz Shelly Landau January 27, 1994 (1994-01-27) 25.7
Fay thinks she's being stalked when a P.I. starts asking questions.
87 15 "Say Uncle Carlton" Peter Bonerz Steven Levitan February 3, 1994 (1994-02-03) 25.6
Antonio chauffeurs Carlton Blanchard (William Hickey) around the island for extra money. Carlton's nephew, Lewis (Gilbert Gottfried) also visits the island.
88 16 "Hey, Nineteen" Peter Bonerz Howard Gewirtz February 10, 1994 (1994-02-10) 27.6
Joe dates a nineteen-year-old woman.
89 17 "Exclusively Yours" Peter Bonerz David Lloyd February 14, 1994 (1994-02-14)
Brian and Alex vow to date only each other.
90 18 "Moonlighting" Peter Bonerz Ian Gurvitz February 17, 1994 (1994-02-17)
The gang recalls odd jobs they've had in the off season.
91 19 "Sleepless in Nantucket" Peter Bonerz Jeffrey Richman and Joyce Gittlin March 10, 1994 (1994-03-10) 20.7
Brian moves in with Alex, and they find each other hard to live with.
92 20 "Boys Will Be Girls" Peter Bonerz David Lloyd April 7, 1994 (1994-04-07) 21.6
When Sconset High School, Joe and Brian's alma mater is commissioning a gymnasium, a mean-spirited football coach who routinely insulted the brothers comes to the island. Brian and Joe decide to sneak into the coach's hotel room at night to give him a makeover, unaware that he just died in his sleep.
93 21 "Roy Crazy" Peter Bonerz Mark Reisman April 14, 1994 (1994-04-14) 17.3
Roy's ex-wife Sylvia (Concetta Tomei) shows up, and Roy tries to win her back. Subplot: A waiter from a local restaurant goes gaga over Helen.
94 22 "Long Distance Lament" Peter Bonerz Shelly Landau April 28, 1994 (1994-04-28) 17.9
When Davis (Mark Harelik) cancels another date with Helen, she decides to date another guy.
95 23 "Call of the Wild" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Howard Gewirtz and Steven Levitan May 5, 1994 (1994-05-05) 18.4
An old friend of Brian's (Charles Rocket) shows up, and they relive some wild time, much to Alex's dismay. Subplot: Lowell takes in his idol, an over-the-hill television superhero (Robert Ridgely), who takes advantage of his hospitality.
96 24 "A Decent Proposal" Peter Bonerz Mark Reisman and Ian Gurvitz May 12, 1994 (1994-05-12) 17.7
Davis proposes to Helen, but Joe still has feelings for her. Subplot: Brian tries to win Alex back. Singer/pianist Ray Charles makes a cameo appearance in the teaser. This was Farrah Forke's final appearance as a cast regular; she would make a guest appearance in the following season.

Season 6 (1994–95)[edit]

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97 1 "Whose Wife Is It Anyway" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Ian Gurvitz September 20, 1994 (1994-09-20) 16.7
Joe's determined to win back Helen, so he goes to New York to stop her from marrying Davis Lynch.
98 2 "Twisted Sister" David Lee Steven Levitan September 27, 1994 (1994-09-27) 19.6
Helen's snob of a sister Casey shows up. When Joe and Helen confront Casey, she reveals a big secret of her own.
99 3 "The Shrink" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Mark Reisman October 4, 1994 (1994-10-04) 19.2
Joe takes Brian to see a psychiatrist (George Plimpton), but he ends up treating Joe instead. Subplot: Lowell goes on a search for his favorite hat that Antonio lost.
100 4 "The Spark and How to Get It" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Howard Gewirtz October 11, 1994 (1994-10-11) 19.2
Thinking he's over Alex, Brian gets back on the singles scene, but he is disturbed by visions of himself as a senior citizen prowling for casual sex. Brian wonders if he should get serious with a straight-laced woman named Joan, but cannot find "the spark".
101 5 "The Waxman Cometh" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Shelly Landau October 18, 1994 (1994-10-18) 18.2
Lowell inherits $25,000, which he uses to buy the town's wax museum.
102 6 "Is That a Ten Foot Sandwich or Are You Just Glad to See Me?" Jeff Melman Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01) 19.9
Casey and Brian plan Joe and Helen's engagement party, while Joe and Helen think they're having an affair.
103 7 "All's Fare" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Steven Levitan November 8, 1994 (1994-11-08) 16.6
Lovesick Antonio finally works up the nerve to ask Casey on a date, but before he's able to, he must earn some money to pay his back taxes. Antonio ends up working as a chauffeur to a successful businessman (Jonathan Frakes) who also has his eye on Casey, but is insistent with Antonio the concept of "what goes onboard ship stays onboard ship". Antonio is torn between upsetting Casey or honoring his conscience.
104 8 "Miss Jenkins" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Michael Sardo November 15, 1994 (1994-11-15) 14.6
Brian's attractive ninth-grade teacher (Special guest star Peggy Lipton) shows up, and he goes out with her. Although Joe and Lowell are thrilled that Brian is "hot for teacher", he cannot get over the fact she is an older woman who once taught him. TV legend Soupy Sales makes a cameo appearance in the teaser as a "Simon Says" competitor who courts Roy's mother.
105 9 "If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother" Jeff Melman Joyce Gittlin and Jeffrey Richman November 22, 1994 (1994-11-22)
Helen and Casey's mother Dee Dee (Special guest star Debbie Reynolds) comes to the island to help plan the wedding. Subplots include Fay and Roy splitting a ticket to see Barbra Streisand, and Brian and Lowell compete to see who can eat more of Dee Dee's food.
106 10 "The Wrong Stuff" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. David Lloyd November 29, 1994 (1994-11-29) 17.7
When Sandpiper is losing business to Aeromass, Brian tries a celebrity endorsement by hiring an ex-astronaut (Robert Culp), but the guy turns out to be even more obnoxious than Roy. Despite his private bluster, the astronaut's excellent public image is helping Sandpiper business, but can they bank on it?
107 11 "Insanity Claus" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Ian Gurvitz December 13, 1994 (1994-12-13) 18.1
When an air traffic controller (Dann Florek) finds out Antonio ate his donut, he holds the entire airport hostage on Christmas Eve, with Antonio at gunpoint in the control tower. In getting to know the man, he admits he was on edge because his wife was committing adultery, but the gang soon learns Antonio was the one she was having the fling with.
108 12 "She's Baaack" Rick Beren Rick Copp & David A. Goodman January 3, 1995 (1995-01-03) 20.8
Sandy Cooper (Valerie Mahaffey) is back on the island, and Joe tries again to get anyone to believe she's obsessed with him. Subplot: Fay gives Antonio her third husband's wardrobe, which makes Antonio the butt of 1970s jokes.
109 13 "Have I Got a Couple for You" Jeff Melman Mark Reisman January 10, 1995 (1995-01-10) 17.9
Fay sets Joe and Helen up with another married couple whom they love, but they get a little too clingy with the other couple. Subplots: Antonio assists Lowell after he injures his hands working on Antonio's taxi, and Brian and Casey try out a new singles place in Boston.
110 14 "Fools Russian" Jeff Melman Howard Gewirtz January 31, 1995 (1995-01-31) 16.9
Roy plans to marry a mail-order bride from Russia, but problems arise when Helen sees she is better suited for a professor from Boston University.
111 15 "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" Jeff Melman Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom February 7, 1995 (1995-02-07) 17.2
Joe and Helen crash a wedding to see how much things will cost, and end up getting into a fight which spills over onto the bride and groom. Subplot: Lowell and Antonio train for a Polar Bears water jump competition.
112 16 "Remembrance of Flings Past: Part 1" Jeff Melman Ian Gurvitz February 9, 1995 (1995-02-09) 30.0
It's the gang's high school reunion, and Brian's old girlfriend shows up, informing Joe that he might be the father of her child. To be continued...
113 17 "Remembrance of Flings Past: Part 2" Jeff Melman Howard Gewirtz and Steven Levitan February 14, 1995 (1995-02-14) 17.2
Joe has to wait for blood test results to come back to find out whether or not he's the boy's father. The waiting game is tense for all as Brian has to deal with his ex-girlfriend having a fling with Joe, which also goes over poorly with Helen. Although Joe was not dating Helen when this happened, the fact he may have a son is a trust issue for their upcoming wedding.
114 18 "Gone But Not Faygotten" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Shelly Landau and Michael Sardo February 21, 1995 (1995-02-21) 19.3
Fay retires and Casey takes her place behind the ticket counter, proving to be adept at the job. When Fay returns wanting her job back, Sandpiper runs into human resource problems.
115 19 "Ex, Lies, and Videotape" Jeff Melman Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom February 28, 1995 (1995-02-28) 18.6
Brian appears on a popular woman's talk show hosted by Mary Pat Lee (Caroline Aaron), but it turns out to be a trap set up by his ex-girlfriend Alex (Farrah Forke in a guest appearance).
116 20 "Portrait of the Con Artist as a Young Man" Ken Levine Joyce Gittlin and Jeffrey Richman March 21, 1995 (1995-03-21) 17.9
Casey gets interested in the sculptures Lowell makes out of old plane parts, and wants him to make a career of it. Subplot: Brian takes a prank snapshot which ends up in the wrong hands.
117 21 "The Love Life and Times of Joe and Helen" Jeff Melman Steven Levitan April 4, 1995 (1995-04-04) 18.3
Brian makes a video diary of Joe and Helen's relationship for them as a wedding gift.
118 22 "A House to Die For" Jeff Melman David Lloyd May 2, 1995 (1995-05-02) 11.9
Cranky Carlton Blanchard is at death's door, and everyone goes to his house to set what they can buy from his greedy nephew. The kids from The Brady Bunch Movie make a cameo appearance when Helen dreams she is Marcia.
119 23 "Nuptials Off" Jeff Melman Michael Sardo May 9, 1995 (1995-05-09) 11.5
Helen realizes she never sent in the paperwork to divorce her and Antonio. So she enlists the help of Brian to fly her and Antonio to Mexico to get a divorce before Joe finds out. Subplot: Lowell refuses to rest despite his obvious signs of illness.
120 24 "Et Tu, Antonio?" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Ian Gurvitz and Mark Reisman May 16, 1995 (1995-05-16) 12.7
Antonio plays host to his cousin, who is engaged to a beautiful woman. Subplot: Joe and Helen receive their first wedding gifts, but the ones from Helen's side are better than those from Joe's side.
121 25 "Boys Just Wanna Have Fun" Rick Beren Michael Sardo and Shelly Landau May 23, 1995 (1995-05-23) 17.9
Casey throws Helen a bachelorette party and Brian throws Joe a bachelor party. But Helen has a better time at her party than Joe does at his.
122 26 "Here It Is: The Big Wedding" Jeff Melman Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom May 23, 1995 (1995-05-23) 17.9
Joe and Helen are finally set to get married, except for a few minor setbacks, such as Joe dropping Helen's wedding ring in the toilet and getting his hand stuck, and Brian picking up the wrong size tuxedos. This was Thomas Haden Church's last appearance as a cast regular, having made one final appearance in the next season.

Season 7 (1995–96)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
123 1 "Burnin' Down the House: Part 1" Jeff Melman Ian Gurvitz September 19, 1995 (1995-09-19) 16.9
Joe and Helen return from their honeymoon in Jamaica to discover that their house burned down. Joe tries to find the root cause, but when he learns it was Brian (who unawaringly threw Casey's clothes too close to the fireplace while having sex with her), he fires Brian from Sandpiper and orders him out of his life. Subplot: Antonio hopes for one more shot at winning Casey's heart. To be continued...
124 2 "Burnin' Down the House: Part 2" Jeff Melman Howard Gewirtz September 26, 1995 (1995-09-26) 16.3
While digging through the remains of Helen's home, Brian discovers the old suitcase their father left them and tries to use it to make up with Joe. Joe is resisting control, until he is visited by the ghost of his father (Don Murray), who uses reverse psychology to make peace with Brian. Subplots: Helen has her own method of revenge on Casey and Antonio exacts his revenge on Casey and Brian.
125 3 "Death Becomes Him" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Mark Reisman and Ian Gurvitz October 10, 1995 (1995-10-10) 19.9
Joe and Brian are chartered to fly to Miami, where the richest man in Nantucket died, and the two enjoy a night of partying. But when a buzzed Joe picks up the wrong dead body to deliver to a funeral, he must become the replacement corpse, where he overhears shocking evidence of the actual cause of death.
126 4 "The Person Formerly Known as Lowell" Jeff Melman Mark Reisman October 31, 1995 (1995-10-31) 12.7
When Lowell witnesses a mob hit, he must decide whether or not to enter the Witness Protection Program, struggling with the issue of leaving his friends behind forever versus letting a guilty man run free and hurt again should Lowell not testify in court. This was Thomas Haden Church's final appearance on the show.
127 5 "Hooker, Line, and Sinker" Rick Beren Christopher Vane November 7, 1995 (1995-11-07) 17.7
Joe and Brian set Antonio up with a great women not knowing she's a hooker. Seeing her talent, Roy asks Casey to illustrate a children's book he wrote.
128 6 "She's Gotta Have It" Jeff Melman Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom November 14, 1995 (1995-11-14) 16.3
Helen goes on a wild shopping spree with her insurance check. Peter Tork of The Monkees makes a guest appearance.
129 7 "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wrong" Rick Beren Howard Gewitz November 21, 1995 (1995-11-21) 15.8
Brian hires a new mechanic to replace Lowell, while Joe and Helen engage a famous architect to build their new home.
130 8 "When a Man Loves a Donut" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Jeffrey Richman and Joyce Gittlin November 28, 1995 (1995-11-28) 14.3
Brian feels left out now that Joe's married, so he starts to overeat. Subplots include Casey applying for a job and Antonio buying a valuable (and painful) pair of shoes.
131 9 "The Big Sleep" Jeff Melman Michael Sardo December 12, 1995 (1995-12-12) 14.1
After fighting with Helen over the plans for the new house, Joe dreams that he and Helen are in a plane crash.
132 10 "Twas the Heist Before Christmas" Jeff Melman Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom December 19, 1995 (1995-12-19) 19.1
Joe and Helen throw a Christmas party that everyone wants to leave.
133 11 "Honey, We Broke the Kid" Jeff Melman Lori Kirkland January 2, 1996 (1996-01-02) 15.8
When babysitting the daughter of a friend of theirs, Joe and Helen each have their own way of parenting.
134 12 "B.S. I Love You" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Christopher Vane January 9, 1996 (1996-01-09) 17.7
Joe and Brian reunite with whom they think is their grandpa, but is actually an old roommate of their dad's from the mental hospital. Subplot: Antonio breaks a chain letter and bad fortune follows.
135 13 "Sons and Lovers" Jeff Melman Jeffrey Richman and Joyce Gittlin January 16, 1996 (1996-01-16) 16.7
Roy is celebrating his birthday, and Helen invites R.J., who has recently finished law school. Roy seems glad to see R.J., but R.J. does not mention he also brought his partner.
136 14 "Bye, George" Jeff Melman Jim McGoulf January 30, 1996 (1996-01-30) 16.7
Fay plans to marry a man she met on a cruise, until she finds out his real first name. Subplot: Joe gets a cold after playing football.
137 15 "The Team Player" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Howard Gewirtz February 6, 1996 (1996-02-06) 16.0
When Antonio runs the ticket desk for Joe and Brian, a star from the Boston Bruins misses his flight due to being late. Even though the guy's a jerk, Antonio must apologize to him. When the player acts pompous to Antonio during a press conference, Joe sticks up for Antonio simply doing his job and tells the player to get lost. Did sticking up for their friend cost and Brian their business, or has the player's arrogance earned him his comeuppance?
138 16 "Love at First Flight" Darryl Bates Michael Sardo February 13, 1996 (1996-02-13) 15.4
Brian falls in love with a woman who's just about to get married. Subplot: Roy acts like he is going out with Edna so that Antonio falls back in love with Edna.
139 17 "Lynch Party" Jeff Melman Ian Gurvitz and Mark Reisman February 20, 1996 (1996-02-20) 16.6
In flashbacks explaining the continuation of "Whose Wife is it Anyway", Helen shows that she never got the chance to inform Davis Lynch the wedding was off, as during the engagement party he was rushed off to Burma in wake of a military coup to salvage his major investments. Once there he had been taken hostage and only now is released, and is coming to Nantucket to marry Helen. She tries to find a way to end the engagement while doing so behind Joe's back.
140 18 "One Flew Over the Cooper's Nest" Jeff Melman Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom February 27, 1996 (1996-02-27) 16.9
Sandy Cooper (Valerie Mahaffey) is back in town and Joe tries, yet again, to prove to Helen just how nuts she is. But it is he who ends up in the psychologist's chair. Subplot: Roy, Fay, Antonio and Casey fear that the tuna they had for lunch may be tainted.
141 19 "Driving Mr. DeCarlo" Jeff Melman Christopher Vane March 12, 1996 (1996-03-12) 16.7
Antonio starts driving around a man everyone thinks is connected to the mob.
142 20 "A Tale of Two Sister Cities" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Jeffrey Richman March 26, 1996 (1996-03-26) 14.5
Casey is in danger of losing her job, so she tries to create a sister city for Nantucket. Brian unknowingly slept with the wife of the leader of Kiranon. In a rare example where the subplot collides with the main plot, Joe is becoming increasly angry with other men who pay attention to Helen.
143 21 "What About Larry?" Jeff Melman Mark Reisman and Michael Sardo April 9, 1996 (1996-04-09) 13.7
Joe and Helen's new contractor ends's up crashing at their place because his wife leaves him. George Kennedy guest stars as himself.
144 22 "The Lady Vanishes" Jeff Melman Ian Gurvitz and Michael Sardo April 23, 1996 (1996-04-23) 18.6
Antonio goes on a quest looking for this woman he met in the terminal.
145 23 "Life Could Be a Dream" Jeff Melman Lori Kirkland April 30, 1996 (1996-04-30) 15.5
When the gang opens up a time capsule they buried 20 years ago, they imagine what their lives would've been like.
146 24 "The Lyin' King" Jeff Melman Christopher Vane May 7, 1996 (1996-05-07) 15.1
Joe feels awful about lying to Helen about going to help out at an old age home, when he's actually going to see an old girlfriend at a strip club.
147 25 "Love Overboard" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom May 14, 1996 (1996-05-14) 15.0
Casey's ex-husband Stuart (John Ritter) shows up with news that he is bankrupt. Subplot: Roy teaches Antonio how to dance, and they enter a contest on a cruise ship.
148 26 "Grouses, Houses, and Bickering Spouses" Jeff Melman Jeffrey Richman and Lori Kirkland May 21, 1996 (1996-05-21) 15.0
When celebrating their departure from living in the same house as Brian and Casey, Joe and Helen accidentally burn Brian's house down.

Season 8 (1996–97)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
149 1 "Porno for Pyros" Jeff Melman Ian Gurvitz September 18, 1996 (1996-09-18) 10.7
Joe and Helen burn Brian's house down and he expects to get a big check like they did. But the insurance investigator doesn't believe the story of how the fire happened until the same thing happens to her.
150 2 "Like a Neighbor Scorned" Jeff Melman Howard Gewirtz September 25, 1996 (1996-09-25) 10.4
When Joe and Helen meet their new neighbors Steve and Barbara, they think they are great at first until Steve asks Joe for a $5000 loan for his gambling debts. Subplot: Antonio receives his recently deceased Uncle Bernardo's personal belongings, including perfumed letters written to Gina Lollobrigida.
151 3 "Maybe It's You" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Mark Reisman October 2, 1996 (1996-10-02) 11.1
Brian's vow to find a meaningful relationship is tested when he meets a beautiful but dumb woman (Jenny McCarthy).
152 4 "Single and Hating It" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom October 9, 1996 (1996-10-09) 9.6
While a storm rages outside Joe and Helen stop by a singles mixer to drop off Brian's wallet and end up stuck there for their 1st anniversary.
153 5 "Too Beautiful for You" Joyce Gittlin Lori Kirkland October 23, 1996 (1996-10-23) 10.9
Antonio mans the suicide hotline and makes a date with a woman who calls. Subplot: Helen loses customers when a new food cart arrives at the terminal.
154 6 "The Gift of Life" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Michael Sardo October 30, 1996 (1996-10-30) 11.6
The group convinces a man who is separated from his wife to stop being so focused on work and spend time with her. Little do they realize his career is being a medical courier and he left a cooler with one of his deliveries at the terminal.
155 7 "Olive or Twist" Jeff Melman Jeffrey Richman November 6, 1996 (1996-11-06) 10.9
Casey suggests that Brian uses his insurance check to open a martini bar, with her as manager. However, when a customer (Stuttering John) suffers an accident on Brian's property, Casey says she neglected to have Brian's bar insured.
156 8 "Wingless: Part 1" Darryl Bates Christopher Vane November 13, 1996 (1996-11-13) 10.3
A financial crisis forces Joe to seek out an investor. When businessman Jonathan Clayton comes to the island, Joe thinks it's his lucky day. But Clayton informs Joe he doesn't invest in businesses, he buys them. With no other choice, Joe sells. Joe and Brian are glad that with Clayton's backing they got their plane out of repossession and are up and running, until Clayton says now his slacker son Cord is the new president of Sandpiper.
157 9 "Wingless: Part 2" Jeff Melman Ian Gurvitz November 20, 1996 (1996-11-20) 9.5
The first act that new Sandpiper president Cord Clayton does is hold a meeting telling everyone they need a big idea. Little does Roy know that he will be responsible for this big idea. When the idea fails, Cord leaves.
158 10 "Wingless: Part 3" Jeff Melman Lori Kirkland December 11, 1996 (1996-12-11) 9.6
Cord returns but becomes nervous during a presentation before his father's board of directors and leaves, leaving Joe and Brian to continue. Helen overhears one of Clayton's young hotshots saying that he recommended Cord for the presidency of Sandpiper in order for him to run Sandpiper into the ground, which Clayton could use as a tax write off. Clayton takes the news badly but, at Cord's behest, allows Joe to run Sandpiper to him and agrees to stay on as a silent investor.
159 11 "All About Christmas Eve" Joyce Gittlin Michael Sardo December 18, 1996 (1996-12-18)
Another odd Christmas hits Nantucket as Antonio drives a nun around the island who's in search of a vision she saw in a dream, Joe and Brian try to diffuse a long-standing feud between two elderly brothers, and Fay, Helen and Casey get trapped in the basement of the department store where Casey works.
160 12 "Let's Talk about Sex" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom January 8, 1997 (1997-01-08) 12.1
Roy falls in love with talk show host Mary Pat Lee (Caroline Aaron), but discovers she's using information he gave her to ambush Joe and Helen on her show. Subplot: Brian pays Casey to run errands for him.
161 13 "Hosed" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Teleplay by: Christopher Vane
Story by: Christopher Vane and Art Baer & Ben Joelson
January 15, 1997 (1997-01-15) 12.0
Joe and Helen deal with a crooked vacuum cleaner salesman who charges them for a vacuum cleaner that had an eternal guarantee. Subplot: Brian comes up with a scheme to date Roy's niece.
162 14 "Just Call Me Angel" Jeff Melman Christopher Vane and Lori Kirkland February 5, 1997 (1997-02-05) 9.8
Joe and Brian go back to Boston after a vacation in Las Vegas, where Joe gets food poisoning from a cheap casino breakfast buffet. When the pilots of the flight also get food poisoning, Brian lands the jumbo jet and is hailed by the media as the "Angel of Flight 28". Brian's newfound celebrity is taking up all his time and overloading Joe at Sandpiper.
163 15 "Fay There, Georgy Girl" Jeff Melman Ken Keeler February 12, 1997 (1997-02-12) 8.7
Fay holds a yard sale to help clear clutter in her house. After selling goods that belonged to her three late husbands, Fay begins to be visited by their ghosts. However, Fay is also asked out by a man she met at the yard sale who tells her he values memories of his relatives more so than the gifts they gave him.
164 16 "Escape from New York" Jeff Melman Jeffrey Richman February 19, 1997 (1997-02-19) 9.4
Brian and Helen go to New York to see the broadway musical Rent. But their trip turns into a nightmare when Helen loses all her cash playing a card game.
165 17 "House of Blues" Jeff Melman Jeffrey Richman March 5, 1997 (1997-03-05)
Brian and Casey are kicked out of Joe and Helen's place so they buy a house of their own with help from Antonio. Subplot: Helen and Joe are blackmailed by some kids. Guest Starring Sibel Ergener
166 18 "Ms. Write" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom March 19, 1997 (1997-03-19) 9.5
Brian falls for someone after reading love letters mistakenly sent to the old occupant of the house. Subplot: Antonio installs a home security system for Joe and Helen.
167 19 "Dreamgirl" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Michael Sardo April 2, 1997 (1997-04-02) 9.5
With Fay on vacation, Joe and Brian hire a beautiful woman to fill in. Subplot: Casey gets Antonio a job at the department store where she works.
168 20 "Heartache Tonight" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Lori Kirkland April 16, 1997 (1997-04-16) 10.3
Roy invites Joe and Helen over to his house to meet his mother (Rose Marie) and tells her that Helen is his girlfriend and Joe's the help. Subplot: Casey catches Brian's cold before a date.
169 21 "Oedipus Wrecks" Darryl Bates Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom May 7, 1997 (1997-05-07) 8.3
Brian's surprised to find out his girlfriend's son is in college. Further complications happen when Casey starts to date the young man. Subplot: Joe and Roy try to overcome a fear of the circus.
170 22 "Raging Bull*&@!" Jeff Melman Christopher Vane May 14, 1997 (1997-05-14) 7.5
Joe enters a boxing tournament to beat an old rival. Things turn unusual when the rival is injured and the replacement contender turns out to be Brian.
"Final Approach" Leonard R. Garner, Jr.
Jeff Melman
Michael Sordo
Ian Gurvitz
May 21, 1997 (1997-05-21) 14.2
To cheer up Helen, Joe restores her cello. While she rediscovers her passion for music, the rest of the gang hunts for money that Joe and Brian's father left them. They eventually find it and now have $250,000. Joe and Brian want to do different things with their money. Joe wants to expand his airport business and Brian wants to leave the island for good.

Home releases[edit]

At present, all eight seasons of this series have been released on DVD.[19]

DVD set Episodes Company Release date
Wings: Seasons 1 & 2 28 Paramount Home Video May 23, 2006
Wings: The Complete 3rd Season 22 Paramount Home Video October 24, 2006
Wings: The Complete 4th Season 22 Paramount Home Video May 15, 2007
Wings: The Complete 5th Season 24 Paramount Home Video November 6, 2007
Wings: The Complete 6th Season 26 Paramount Home Video March 25, 2008
Wings: The Complete 7th Season 26 Paramount Home Video September 9, 2008
Wings: The 8th and Final Season 24 Paramount Home Video April 14, 2009
Wings: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 28 Mill Creek Entertainment October 1, 2013
Wings: The Complete Seasons 3 & 4 44 Mill Creek Entertainment January 21, 2014
Wings: The Complete Series 172 Mill Creek Entertainment November 11, 2014


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