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Boston Public Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

22 Episodes 2000 - 2001

Episode 1

Chapter One (Pilot)

Mon, Oct 23, 2000 60 mins

In the series pilot, principal Harper confronts a gridiron star's hostile father (Courtney B. Vance), who blames the school for his son's failing grades. Lauren Davis: Jessalyn Gilsig. Lipshultz: Fyvush Finkel. Guber: Anthony Heald. Senate: Nicky Katt. Dana: Sarah Thompson. Anthony: John Daley. Jason Harrelson: Avery Kidd Waddell.

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Episode 2

Chapter Two

Mon, Oct 30, 2000 60 mins

Tensions mount between Harvey and Marla, who are co-teaching U.S. history; and between Harry and the rebellious Dana, who's blackmailing him to keep from being expelled. Dana: Sarah Thompson. Marsha Shinn: Debbi Morgan. Harvey: Fyvush Finkel. Marla: Loretta Devine. Harry: Nicky Katt. Harper: Chi McBride. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Guber: Anthony Heald. Sheryl: Lamya Jezek.

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Episode 3

Chapter Three

Mon, Nov 6, 2000 60 mins

Pressing matters on the principal's plate include the harassment of a computer hacker (John Daley); and disharmony among football players, who believe a linebacker is gay. Bobby Renfroe: Adam Mayfield. Sheryl: Lamya Jezek. Marsha Shinn: Debbi Morgan. Harper: Chi McBride. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Riley: Thomas McCarthy.

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Episode 4

Chapter Four

Mon, Nov 13, 2000 60 mins

Controversies swirl around a sexual liaison between male and female competitors for senior-class president; and around an honor student's complicity in a cheating scandal. Lablonde: Travis Wester. Susan: Joanna Garcia. Peter: Gregory Crane. Figgis: Rick Gonzalez. Lick: Dwight "Heavy D" Myers. Harper: Chi McBride. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Lipschultz: Fyvush Finkel.

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Episode 5

Chapter Five

Mon, Nov 20, 2000 60 mins

Explosive situations stem from a student fight that sparks a legal wrangle; and from the agenda of a "sex posse": senior guys who score points by sleeping with freshman girls. Harrelson: Courtney B. Vance. Malcolm: Zachery Ty Bryan. Jason: Avery Kidd Waddell. Anthony: John Daley. Harper: Chi McBride. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Lipschultz: Fyvush Finkel. Guber: Anthony Heald.

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Episode 6

Chapter Six

Mon, Nov 27, 2000 60 mins

A teacher's death awakens allegations of his sexual misconduct with a student; an octogenarian English instructor administers corporal punishment with a vengeance. Harper: Chi McBride. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Karen: Jill Ritchie. Webster: Adrian Davis. Mrs. Walsh: Angela Paton. Vicky: Phyllis Lyons. Harry: Nicky Katt. Harvey: Fyvush Finkel. Guber: Anthony Heald.

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Episode 7

Chapter Seven

Mon, Dec 4, 2000 60 mins

School disputes spark legal suits, in which Winslow is represented by Scott's brother (Colm Feore), whose chief witness and complainant is the exasperating Lipschultz. Marcia: Christina Haag. Sheryl: Lamya Jezek. Berenson: Gary Anello. Scott: Anthony Heald. Lipschultz: Fyvush Finkel. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Harper: Chi McBride. Harry: Nicky Katt.

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Episode 8

Chapter Eight

Mon, Dec 11, 2000 60 mins

A teacher's endangerment prompts a tough response; a student's troubled family life preoccupies Senate; a reckless romance entangles Buttle (Joey Slotnick). Lisa: Bianca Kajlich. Juan: Rick Gonzalez. Marsha Shinn: Debbi Morgan. Jamaal: Edwin Hodge. Marty Quinn: Zack Graham. Kelly: Stacy Hogue. Senate: Thomas McCarthy. Lipshultz: Fyvush Finkel. Harper: Chi McBride.

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Episode 9

Chapter Nine

Mon, Jan 8, 2001 60 mins

Police officers track an armed teen who's suspected of homicide to Winslow, where the tense situation ultimately precipitates a hostage crisis. Det. McGill: Gregg Henry. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Senate: Nicky Katt. Harper: Chi McBride. Buttle: Joey Slotnick. Lisa: Bianca Kajlich. Neil: Chris Evans. Phil Roberson: Daniel Kountz. Lipshultz: Fyvush Finkel. Guber: Anthony Heald. Marla: Loretta Devine. Marylin: Sharon Leal.

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Episode 10

Chapter Ten

Mon, Jan 15, 2001 60 mins

Contentious situations stem from a teen's disturbing short story; a hearing to determine Lipshultz's competence; and the plight of a hefty young woman dubbed "the Titanic." Jody: Nicole Tarantini. Christine: Lindsay Hollister. Bob Lick: Dwight "Heavy D" Myers. Lisa: Bianca Kajlich. Lipshultz: Fyvush Finkel. Marylin: Sharon Leal. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Harper: Chi McBride.

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Episode 11

Chapter Eleven

Mon, Jan 22, 2001 60 mins

Dreams of home ownership excite Lauren, whose loan officer is an old flame; a sensual cheerleading routine vexes Harper; the affair between Milton and Lisa heats up. Joey: Anthony Starke. Dawson: Joel Polis. Lisa: Bianca Kajlich. Jamaal: Edwin Hodge. Tina: Alexondra Lee. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Harper: Chi McBride. Senate: Nicky Katt. Marylin: Sharon Leal.

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Episode 12

Chapter Twelve

Mon, Feb 5, 2001 60 mins

Crises of conscience plague Senate, who hears an incriminating confession in a gang-related slaying, and Kevin, who's pressured to discuss the Buttle-Grier love affair. Tyronn: Wesley Jonathan. Lisa Grier: Bianca Kajlich. Christine: Lindsay Hollister. Senate: Nicky Katt. Buttle: Joey Slotnick. Kevin: Thomas McCarthy. Harper: Chi McBride. Guber: Anthony Heald.

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Episode 13

Chapter Thirteen

Mon, Feb 12, 2001 60 mins

Issues of loyalty, authority and responsibility underscore the misconduct trial of Kevin Riley, who's defended by Ellenor Frutt (Camryn Manheim, in her role from "The Practice"). Susan Gallipagamus: Shannon O'Hurley. Jenna: Gina Phillips. Judge Papp: John Rubinstein. Riley: Thomas McCarthy. Harper: Chi McBride. Lisa: Bianca Kajlich. Walter Grier: Randy Oglesby. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Guber: Anthony Heald. Jimmy: Michael Badalucco. Cynthia Grier: Colleen McGrann.

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Episode 14

Chapter Fourteen

Mon, Feb 19, 2001 60 mins

A teacher shortage yields surprises; memory lapses fluster Lipschultz; and the Boston Pops names a guest conductor---Guber, who's now romancing Marylin. Willis: Seymour Cassel. Lisa: Bianca Kajlich. Raymond Nunn: J.P. Pitoc. Jenna: Gina Phillips. Tina: Alexondra Lee. Guber: Anthony Heald. Marylin: Sharon Leal. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Senate: Nicky Katt. Harper: Chi McBride.

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Episode 15

Chapter Fifteen

Mon, Feb 26, 2001 60 mins

Renewed violence rewrites the pact between Senate and a former gangbanger; a rush to judgment stresses out a cheerleading coach accused of molesting a student. Tyronn: Wesley Jonathan. Tina Knowels: Alexondra Lee. Annie: Teal Redmann. Lisa Grier: Bianca Kajlich. Senate: Nicky Katt. Guber: Anthony Heald. Lipschultz: Fyvush Finkel.

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Episode 16

Chapter Sixteen

Mon, Mar 26, 2001 60 mins

Clamor ensues when the Suicide Club visits a morgue, a student's "hit list" is discovered, and video surveillance compromises users of the women's locker-room shower. Anthony: John Daley. Marla: Loretta Devine. Jamaal: Edwin Hodge. Guber: Anthony Heald. Senate: Nicky Katt. Lauren: Jessalyn Gilsig. Bob Lick: Dwight "Heavy D" Myers. Lipschultz: Fyvush Finkel. Helene Parks: Cleo King. Connolly: Gabriel Carpenter. Harper: Chi McBride.

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Episode 17

Chapter Seventeen

Mon, Apr 16, 2001 60 mins

A suspension spree excites Guber, who's tapped to teach Shakespeare; parental confrontations disturb Harper, who has a showdown with Senate over a slain student. Sheryl: Lamya Jezek. Sean: Dwight Armstrong. Susan Abrams: Lisa Kaminir. Mrs. Ronning: Vanessa Bell Calloway. Lisa: Bianca Kajlich. Connolly: Gabriel Carpenter. Senate: Nicky Katt. Harper: Chi McBride.

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Episode 18

Chapter Eighteen

Mon, Apr 23, 2001 60 mins

A crisis unfolds at a wrestling meet; a student's employment unsettles Senate; an irate mother and a principled teacher rattle Guber and Harper, respectively. Christine: Lindsay Hollister. Dana: Sarah Thompson. Schofield: Michael Jai White. Michelle Ronning: Vanessa Bell Calloway. Lisa: Bianca Kajlich. Dennis Banks: Troy Evans. Kevin Riley: Thomas McCarthy.

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Episode 19

Chapter Nineteen

Mon, Apr 30, 2001 60 mins

Kathy Baker ("Picket Fences") plays a teen's driven mom who runs up against Marylin. Also, a new relationship excites Lauren; and a troubled pupil's veiled threat causes alarm. Daniel Evans: Scott Vickaryous. Anthony Ward: John Daley. Jeremy: Kaj-Erik Eriksen. Lisa: Bianca Kajlich. Marsha Shinn: Debbi Morgan. Marylin: Sharon Leal.

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Episode 20

Chapter Twenty

Mon, May 7, 2001 60 mins

A new romance entangles Harper; Guber's protégé (Antwon Tanner) makes an intense debut on the debate team; a troubling mother-student relationship preoccupies Marylin. Michelle Ronning: Vanessa Bell Calloway. Mrs. Peters: Kathy Baker. Jeremy: Kaj-Eril Eriksen. Marie: Dana Davis. Daniel Evans: Scott Vickaryous. Jenna: Gina Phillips.

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Episode 21

Chapter Twenty-One

Mon, May 14, 2001 60 mins

Disturbing disclosures alter the relationship between Lauren and Daniel; Guber's up for headmaster at a private school; Marla's vexed over a senior-freshman prom date. Daniel: Scott Vickaryous. Jeremy: Kaj-Erik Eriksen. R.J. Saunders: Dave Powers. Holly Carpenter: Maureen Flannigan. Deedra: Lauren Storm. Lisa Grier: Bianca Kajlich. Saunders: Jim Abele. Marla: Loretta Devine. Guber: Anthony Heald.

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Episode 22

Chapter Twenty-Two

Mon, May 21, 2001 60 mins

Mandy Patinkin plays a pushy parent who clashes with Guber. Also, Lauren's aborted love affair with a former student raises new concerns. Kevin: Antwon Tanner. Jeremy: Kaj-Erik Eriksen. Justin: Marco Gould. Daniel Evans: Scott Vickaryous. Michael Evans: Conor O'Farrell. Patricia Evans: Kat Sawyer. Paul Hober: Matt Gottlieb. Harper: Chi McBride.

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