Lou Grant (season 2)

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Lou Grant (season 2)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original network CBS
Original release September 25, 1978 (1978-09-25) – May 7, 1979 (1979-05-07)
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List of Lou Grant episodes

This is a list of episodes for the second season of Lou Grant.


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
23 1 "Pills" Jay Sandrich Michele Gallery September 25, 1978 (1978-09-25) 8502
Rossi investigates an amoral doctor who overprescribes pills for his patients, then faces a moral dilemma when he's offered stolen medical records.
24 2 "Prisoner" Gene Reynolds Seth Freeman October 2, 1978 (1978-10-02) 8501
Mrs. Pynchon tries to reconcile Charlie and the wife of a dictator who once had him imprisoned.
25 3 "Hooker" Alexander Singer Seth Freeman October 16, 1978 (1978-10-16) 8508
While investigating a prostitute's murder, Billie does a profile of a hooker who wants out of the business.
26 4 "Mob" Corey Allen Leon Tokatyan October 23, 1978 (1978-10-23) 8505
As Lou makes plans for the paper's annual tennis tournament, he discovers that the resort venue is being occupied by a mob meeting.
27 5 "Murder" Mel Damski Gary David Goldberg October 30, 1978 (1978-10-30) 8504
Rossi's story about an old woman fighting a home invader is getting more coverage than Billie's story about a young ghetto mother's murder.
28 6 "Dying" Alexander Singer Michele Gallery November 6, 1978 (1978-11-06) 8509
Donovan goes into denial about his mother's terminal illness and Billie does a story about it.
29 7 "Schools" Burt Brinckerhoff Gary David Goldberg November 20, 1978 (1978-11-20) 8510
The Tribune does a coverage about the issue of violence in an inner-city high school and Lou works to get a student from that school a scholarship.
30 8 "Slaughter" Roger Young Bud Freeman November 27, 1978 (1978-11-27) 8503
While on a fishing trip with his old boss, Lou discovers a mysterious illness plaguing a small town.
31 9 "Singles" Michael Zinberg Gina Frederica Goldman & Sally Robinson December 4, 1978 (1978-12-04) 8506
Rossi and Billie do a series of stories about singles in Los Angeles to make the Tribune appealing to younger readers, while Lou clashes with a newspaper consultant.
32 10 "Babies" Alexander Singer David Lloyd December 11, 1978 (1978-12-11) 8512
Rossi and Billie pose as husband and wife in an undercover sting operation investigating a baby-selling syndicate.
33 11 "Conflict" Mel Damski Michele Gallery December 18, 1978 (1978-12-18) 8513
Rossi causes discord in the Tribune when he finds conflicts of interest as a newly-appointed in-house ethics czar.
34 12 "Denial" Charles Dubin Leonora Thuna January 1, 1979 (1979-01-01) 8507
Lou's daughter refuses to accept the fact that her son is deaf.
35 13 "Fire" Roger Young Seth Freeman January 8, 1979 (1979-01-08) 8514
The Tribune uncovers a scandal in a suburban fire department while investigating a series of apartment building fires.
36 14 "Vet" Alexander Singer Leon Tokatyan January 15, 1979 (1979-01-15) 8511
Lou tries to help an unemployed vet find work, while Animal deals with the fallout from his service in the Vietnam War.
37 15 "Scam" Gerald Mayer Gary David Goldberg January 22, 1979 (1979-01-22) 8515
Lou discovers $15,000, which becomes part of an investigation regarding the intentions of Charlie's financial advisor.
38 16 "Sweep" Charles Dubin Steve Kline February 5, 1979 (1979-02-05) 8517
The Tribune does a story about illegal immigration in Los Angeles, while Lou discovers the secret of Mrs. Pynchon's college-aged niece, whom he hires as a flunky.
39 17 "Samaritan" Paul Leaf Elliot West February 12, 1979 (1979-02-12) 8516
A psychopathic serial killer still on the loose gets the Tribune hopping.
40 18 "Hit" Peter Levin Michele Gallery February 19, 1979 (1979-02-19) 8519
Rossi gets personally involved with a woman searching for her son's hit-and-run killer, while Lou becomes offended at the increasing violence in society.
41 19 "Home" Alexander Singer Gary David Goldberg February 26, 1979 (1979-02-26) 8520
Billie goes undercover to investigate a nursing home that just kicked out an old woman, while Lou interviews an involuntarily retired old man to examine the plight of the elderly.
42 20 "Convention" Charles Dubin David Lloyd March 5, 1979 (1979-03-05) 8522
Lou, Charlie and Mrs. Pynchon attend a newspaper convention where a rumor spreads about a potential kidnapping, while Billie looks up an old college acquaintance who's now a suspected terrorist.
43 21 "Marathon" Alexander Singer Gene Reynolds March 19, 1979 (1979-03-19) 8518
As the Tribune does a story about a tunnel collapse at an excavation, Donovan considers a job offer from the governor.
44 22 "Bomb" Gene Reynolds Seth Freeman March 26, 1979 (1979-03-26) 8521
A group of terrorists has threatened to blow up Los Angeles with a nuclear bomb, so the Tribune races to find out who came up with the plans.
45 23 "Skids" Burt Brinckerhoff Steve Kline April 2, 1979 (1979-04-02) 8523
Lou reunites with his old doctor when the Tribune investigates the murders of alcoholic bums, while Rossi worries about his father's new sobriety.
46 24 "Romance" Roger Young Michele Gallery May 7, 1979 (1979-05-07) 8524
As Billie gets involved with a story about a high-school girl trying to get pregnant on purpose, Rossi interviews a rock star being sued for "palimony" by a figure skater and Lou talks about moving in together with his girlfriend.