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Boston Common Season 2 Episodes

Season 2 Episode Guide

22 Episodes 1996 - 1997

Episode 1

Everything's Coming Up Sub-Rosas

Sun, Sep 29, 1996 30 mins

Boyd's efforts to help Wyleen join a secret society are hampered by one of its members---Joy, whose slip of the tongue reveals her snobbishness. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Joy: Traylor Howard. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Tasha: Tasha Smith. Jack: Vincent Ventresca.

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Episode 2

Conspiracy of Dunces

Sun, Oct 6, 1996 30 mins

Boyd's plan to make Joy jealous by fawning over Wyleen's friend backfires when the girl takes his affections too seriously. Meanwhile, Wyleen's obsession with conspiracy theories is making everyone paranoid. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Joy: Traylor Howard.

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Episode 3

This Ain't No Party This Ain't No Disco

Sun, Oct 13, 1996 30 mins

Jack and Boyd (Anthony Clark) come to blows over how to throw a surprise party for Joy's birthday. Joy: Traylor Howard. Leonard: Steve Paymer. Butterfield: Sam Anderson. Tasha: Tasha Smith.

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Episode 4

Mercury Retrograde

Sun, Oct 20, 1996 30 mins

Joy spills the beans about her true feelings for Boyd, leaving Jack to drown his sorrows. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Jack: Vincent Ventresca. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Lisa: Jennifer Leigh Edwards.

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Episode 5

The War Room

Sun, Oct 27, 1996 30 mins

Wyleen's run for class president teaches Boyd a few lessons about dirty politics when he becomes her campaign manager. James Carville has a cameo. D.C.: D. C. Douglas. Brenda: Robin Duke. Tasha: Tasha Smith. Leonard: Steve Paymer.

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Episode 6

Trustee and Sympathy

Sun, Nov 3, 1996 30 mins

Boyd (Anthony Clark) unwittingly insults a trustee (Shelley Long) who plans to leave the school a fortune. Butterfield: Sam Anderson. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Leonard: Steve Paymer. Jack: Vincent Ventresca. Bob: Robert Romanus.

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Episode 7

A Triage Grows in Boston

Sun, Nov 10, 1996 30 mins

Despite the bitter cold, Boyd wants to hold the annual Pritchett family barbecue---while Wyleen thinks the idea is half-baked. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Jack: Vincent Ventresca. Tasha: Tasha Smith. Leonard: Steve Paymer.

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Episode 8

Gobble, Gobble, Aggch!

Sun, Nov 17, 1996 30 mins

Boyd and Wyleen buy a live turkey for Thanksgiving, but their goose is cooked after Joy feeds the bird some of her cranberry relish. Patricia Hearst appears. Joy: Traylor Howard. Cookie: Margot Kidder. Boyd: Anthony Clark.

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Episode 9

Coming Clean

Wed, Nov 20, 1996 30 mins

Unable to pay the balance of Wyleen's tuition, Boyd plunges into a second job as a janitor---and stumbles across some interesting gossip that may solve their problems. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Jack: Vincent Ventresca. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Weaver: Kevin McCarthy.

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Episode 10

Arts and Craftiness

Sun, Dec 8, 1996 30 mins

Leonard is mistaken for a terrorist at the airport on his way to visit his mother; Boyd (Anthony Clark) fumes over Tasha's newfound position of authority. Tasha: Tasha Smith. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Jack: Vincent Ventresca.

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Episode 11

The Finals Curtain

Sun, Dec 15, 1996 30 mins

While frantically studying for Jack's upcoming final, Wyleen falls asleep---and has an erotic dream about someone quite unexpected. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Leonard: Steve Paymer. Jack: Vincent Ventresca.

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Episode 12

Soup to Nuts

Sun, Jan 5, 1997 30 mins

Wyleen, Joy and Tasha ask Boyd for advice, so he agrees to see each one separately for lunch---at the same restaurant. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Cookie: Margot Kidder. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Joy: Traylor Howard. Tasha: Tasha Smith.

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Episode 13

A Night in Camelot

Sun, Feb 16, 1997 30 mins

Auction madness claims Jack, Boyd, Leonard and Wyleen after they find a pair of sneakers once worn by JFK. Jack: Vincent Ventresca. Tasha: Tasha Smith. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Leonard: Steve Paymer. Wyleen: Hedy Burress.

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Episode 14

Commander-in-Grief

Sun, Mar 9, 1997 30 mins

The board of trustees dumps president Butterfield and hires a no-nonsense replacement whose task is to cut costs. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Cookie: Margot Kidder. Leonard: Steve Paymer. Wyleen: Hedy Burress.

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Episode 15

His and Herpes

Sun, Mar 16, 1997 30 mins

Wyleen is mortified by her cold sore; Jack tries to keep a stiff upper lip after Joy breaks off their relationship. Jack: Vincent Ventresca. Boyd: Anthony Clark Cross: Roger Rees. Joy: Traylor Howard. Leonard: Steve Paymer.

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Episode 16

Extra Credit

Sun, Mar 23, 1997 30 mins

Wyleen must get her spending in check after going on a wild shopping spree with her first credit card. Meanwhile, Boyd and Tasha fight over who will get an office. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Tasha: Tasha Smith. Cross: Roger Rees.

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Episode 17

The Occidental Purists

Sun, Apr 6, 1997 30 mins

Wyleen (Hedy Burress) wins the lead in "Teahouse of Okinawa," but a student group demands that an Asian-American be cast. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Cross: Roger Rees. Cookie: Margot Kidder. Jack: Vincent Ventresca.

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Episode 18

And Here's to You, Mrs. Byrnes

Mon, Apr 7, 1997 30 mins

Boyd tries to charm Joy's visiting mother (Veronica Cartwright) in order to impress Joy, but it's Mrs. Byrnes who's impressed. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Joy: Traylor Howard. Jack: Vincent Ventresca. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Leonard: Steve Paymer.

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Episode 19

I.D. Endow

Sun, Apr 13, 1997 30 mins

When Wyleen is caught buying a fake student ID, Boyd (Anthony Clark) plays hardball with Cross (Roger Rees) in an effort to save Wyleen from being expelled. Leonard: Steve Paymer. Sammy: Garrett Morris. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Joy: Traylor Howard. Jack: Vincent Ventresca.

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Episode 20

To Bare Is Human

Mon, Apr 14, 1997 30 mins

When a skin magazine comes to Harrinton to do a photo layout featuring the female students, Wyleen (Hedy Burress) aims to put a stop to it, while a romance develops between Leonard and one of the models. Leonard: Steve Paymer.

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Episode 21

A Cross to Bear

Sun, Apr 20, 1997 30 mins

Cross (Roger Rees) is forced to eat humble pie when a secret about his past is discovered by Boyd; Wyleen gets a waitressing job. Lucy: Stephanie Faracy. Wyleen: Hedy Burress. Tasha: Tasha Smith. Joy: Traylor Howard. Jack: Vincent Ventresca. Leonard: Steve Paymer.

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Episode 22

Sophomore's Choice

Sun, Apr 27, 1997 30 mins

During finals week, Wyleen (Hedy Burress) examines her future, while Boyd (Anthony Clark) tries to teach Tasha the fine art of courtesy when students ask irritating questions. Cookie: Margot Kidder. Cross: Roger Rees. Boyd: Anthony Clark. Tasha: Tasha Smith.

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