Thursday, April 19th, 1990
In the series premiere, brothers Joe and Brian Hackett search for a suitcase full of cash that their dead father supposedly left them.
Thursday, April 26th, 1990
2: Around the World in Eighty Years
Fay encourages a retired pilot to complete his trip around the world.
Thursday, May 3rd, 1990
3: Return to Nantucket (1)
Brian flys to Boston to see if he can reunite with his ex-wife Carol.
Thursday, May 10th, 1990
4: Return to Nantucket (2)
Joe and Brian compete to see who Carol loves more.
Thursday, May 17th, 1990
5: There Once Was a Girl from Nantucket
Brian sets Joe up on a date with a woman who's been with every man on the island.
Thursday, May 24th, 1990
6: All for One and Two for Helen
Joe spies on Brian and Helen when they go on a date.
Friday, September 28th, 1990
1: The Puppetmaster
In order to get Helen to break her vow that she does not date pilots, Brian hires an actor to play the role of a charming pilot to ask out Helen.
Friday, October 5th, 1990
2: The Story of Joe
A magazine writer wants to do a cover story on Joe but finds Brian's life much more interesting. Cliff Clavin and Norm Peterson visit the island.
Friday, October 12th, 1990
3: A Little Nightmare Music
Helen plays her cello for a very famous conductor visiting the island on his honeymoon. Meanwhile, Fay prepares for a role at a carnival by predicting the future reading tarot cards.
Friday, October 19th, 1990
4: Sports and Leisure
Fay keeps inviting Roy to group events despite how much the group dislikes him. Roy asks for help from Joe on how to be a nice guy and tries to make friends with the gang by joining them in a friendly game of Trivial Pursuit. Unfortunately, Lowell is his partner.
Friday, October 26th, 1990
5: A Standup Kind of Guy
Joe feels obligated to hold a bachelor party for a guy he can't remember going to high school with but the guy considers Joe his best friend. Lowell is fascinated by a metal plate in Roy's head.
Friday, November 9th, 1990
6: It's Not the Thought, It's the Gift
Joe and Brian compete to get Helen the better birthday gift as a means to impress her. Fay creates a budget for Lowell and learns that he's still paying for a tuxedo he rented years ago.
Friday, November 16th, 1990
7: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Policewoman Scorned
Brian dates a policewoman to get her to drop charges on his unpaid parking tickets. Meanwhile, Lowell totes his video camera around the airport trying to capture something to submit to "America's Wackiest Videos" TV show.
Friday, November 23rd, 1990
8: High Anxiety
Joe is grounded due to hypertension forcing Brian to take every flight. Joe is unable to find a new pilot willing to work for what he can afford to pay leaving Joe to consider selling Sandpiper.
Friday, December 7th, 1990
9: Friends or Lovers?
Joe and Helen attempt to secretively go on their first date. Brian hires a backup pilot for the grounded Joe.
Friday, December 14th, 1990
10: There's Always Room for Cello
Roy's son R.J. takes cello lessons from Helen. Roy agrees to pay for the lessons after he thinks R.J. is "hot for teacher." Helen convinces R.J. to divulge a secret that he is agonizing over telling his father.
Friday, December 21st, 1990
11: A Terminal Christmas
After all their plans for Christmas go badly, the gang tries to cheer Fay up who is having her first Christmas without her husband.
Thursday, January 3rd, 1991
12: Airport '90
Helen is bitten by the flying bug after Brian lets her take the plane's controls for a few minutes. She decides to take flying lessons from Joe but his classes are too long and boring so Brian offers to take her up again. They experience some turbulence and Helen finds herself at the controls but never learned how to land.
Thursday, January 10th, 1991
13: Love Is Like Pulling Teeth
Joe has to take care of Helen when she gets her wisdom teeth pulled out. Unfortunately for Joe, her appointment falls on the same day as a party to watch the biggest college basketball game of the year between Boston College and Providence. With Helen's TV in the shop, Joe's loyalty is tested.
Thursday, January 24th, 1991
14: The Tennis Bum
Brian is 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, despite being told otherwise, can't resist flying Lowell's prized Graf Zeppelin model he's keeping in Joe's office ahead of a model airplane show.
Thursday, January 31st, 1991
15: My Brother's Back and There's Gonna Be Trouble
Joe is hospitalized for back trouble and leaves his normally overly detailed schedule for Brian to manage Sandpiper. Brian disregards Joe's schedule and runs the airline his own way. All his schemes suddenly go off the rails when the plane goes missing.
Thursday, February 7th, 1991
16: Plane Nine from Nantucket
Joe and Brian think they see a UFO. Joe is hesitant to file an FAA report, fearing that Sandpiper Air will be blacklisted. Brian goes ahead and files the report which catches the notice of an eccentric group of UFO enthusiasts. Meanwhile, Helen informs Fay she still owes her money on her lunch tab but Fay insists she paid it.
Thursday, February 14th, 1991
17: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
After a disastrous start to Valentine's Day, Joe and Helen agree to meet at their special place. Unfortunately, they each have a different idea as to where that is. Roy's blind date exceeds all his low expectations but all he can do is try and figure out what's wrong with her.
Thursday, February 21st, 1991
18: Love Means Never Having to Say Geronimo
Wanting a night alone, Joe and Helen kick Brian out of the house. Brian shows up the next day with an adventurous, globetrotting woman whom he intends to marry.
Thursday, March 7th, 1991
19: All in the Family
Brian demonstrates to young pilot Kenny how he is so successful with women. However, when Kenny learns that Brian asked out his mother, he is less than thrilled knowing of Brian's history. Meanwhile, Joe and Helen squabble over the issue of privacy in their relationship.
Thursday, March 14th, 1991
20: Mother Wore Stripes
The brothers' estranged mother returns to Nantucket after Brian sees her at a sporting event on TV. Brian is thrilled but Joe feigns apathy to hide his anger for having to be the responsible one of the Hackett household.
Thursday, March 21st, 1991
21: Murder She Roast
While the brothers' house is being fumigated, Brian sees a woman who looks like Fay on a TV show about escaped fugitives. He's convinced Fay is the killer and is trying to murder him.
Thursday, March 28th, 1991
22: Duet for Cello and Plane
Helen gets a music job with the Maine Symphony Orchestra forcing her and Joe to talk about their future. Meanwhile, a confused woman who doesn't speak English has been hanging around the airport and gains Fay's sympathy and Roy's hostility.
Thursday, September 19th, 1991
1: The Naked Truth
After a ten month silence, Joe hears from Helen in New York City. Learning she has failed in her music endeavors, he convinces her to come back to Nantucket but doesn't mention that he has a new girlfriend.
Thursday, September 26th, 1991
2: Is That a Subpoena in Your Pocket...?
Following Helen's damage to his office, Joe tries to get her to pay for the damages. When she refuses, Joe decides to sue her.
Thursday, October 10th, 1991
3: The Taming of the Shrew
Helen's anger issues with Joe continue to escalate so others convince her to go to a group therapy session.
Thursday, October 17th, 1991
4: I Ain't Got No Bunny
Lowell is paranoid that his wife Bunny is committing adultery.
Thursday, October 31st, 1991
5: If Elected, I Will Not Live
When Roy's competition for the town council drops out, the gang convince Joe to run against him. However, the local newspaper endorses Joe's campaign manager, Fay.
Thursday, November 7th, 1991
6: My Brother's Keeper
The arrival of a wealth woman has Fay, Roy, and Helen eager to tap into her wealth. But she only has eyes for Brian and he soon enjoys the lavish gifts and lifestyle she heaps upon him.
Thursday, November 14th, 1991
7: Crate Expectations
As his birthday approaches, Joe firmly insists that the rest of the gang not throw him a party. The delivery of a large crate to the hangar convinces Joe that the gang wants to surprise him anyway.
Thursday, November 21st, 1991
8: Ladies Who Lunch
Tired of the bickering between Helen and Gail, Joe suggests that the two go out to lunch together. Meanwhile, Fay has an opportunity to keep her streak of touching First Ladies alive as the president and his wife come to the island.
Thursday, December 5th, 1991
9: Try to Remember the Night He Dismembered
With the airport shut down due to fog, the gang tries to find ways to pass the time which leads to Brian doing his hypnosis act on volunteers.
Thursday, December 12th, 1991
10: The Late Mrs. Biggins
Pressured by questions, Roy admits that his wife Sylvia is not dead but that she left him years ago and is living in Boston.
Thursday, December 19th, 1991
11: The Bogey Men
Brian talks Joe into a vacation so they can do a little golfing only to find out it's actually a free weekend at a timeshare resort in exchange for attending a high-pressure sales pitch. Meanwhile, Antonio learns to play the guitar but only knows one song which everyone quickly grows tired of.
Thursday, January 9th, 1992
12: Marriage, Italian Style
Antonio receives a notice that he faces deportation when his green card expires so Brian attempts to find him a wife so that he can stay in the country.
Thursday, January 16th, 1992
13: Divorce, American Style
Helen resigns herself to life as Antonio's wife but she soon sees an opportunity to help him get a new green card in a lottery.
Thursday, January 23rd, 1992
14: Stew in a Stew
Fay is understanding when Joe tells her he won't be able to give her a raise but when she sees the brothers gloating over a pair of new leather flight jackets, she is outraged and quits.
Thursday, January 30th, 1992
15: This Old House
The news that the Hacketts' old house has been condemned due to storm damage has the two brothers reminiscing about their childhoods.
Thursday, February 13th, 1992
16: Planes, Trains and Visiting Cranes
Dr. Frasier Crane's plans to conduct a self-esteem seminar on Nantucket are interrupted by Helen's accusations that he ruined her life in New York City when she attended one of his seminars.
Thursday, February 20th, 1992
17: Das Plane
Joe is pleased to learn that the ticket he donated to the children's hospital's charity event brought in a huge sum. However, an error on the ticket force Joe and Brian to fly a cranky old passenger on a cross-country trip to find his long-lost brother.
Thursday, February 27th, 1992
18: Take My Life, Please
After her short-lived career in real estate ends in disgrace, the gang convince Helen to take a job placement exam. When the exam suggests she should pursue a career in music or food service, they decide to change it to something more exciting.
Thursday, April 2nd, 1992
19: Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy
Antonio's stories of success with a video dating service have Joe, Brian, Helen, and Lowell trying their luck and betting on who went on the worst date.
Thursday, April 23rd, 1992
20: The Bank Dick
After returning from a vacation made possible by a hefty tax refund, Brian finds out that the refund was an error. To help pay off his debt he takes on a second job as a security guard at a bank. Meanwhile, Antonio leaves for a trip to his home country of Italy and no one seems to care.
Thursday, April 30th, 1992
21: Say It Ain't So, Joe
To help commemorate the anticipated breaking of Joe's old high school strike out record, his old coach coerces Joe to fly him and his star player to the game.
Thursday, May 7th, 1992
22: As Fate Would Have It
The gang accompanies Helen to Boston after she lands a gig with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Caught up in a heavy storm and their fate uncertain, Helen recounts the bizarre way in which they got to that point.
Thursday, September 24th, 1992
In this conclusion to last season's cliffhanger, Joe, Brian, Helen, Lowell, Roy and Fay find themselves struggling for survival in a leaky lifeboat after their plane goes down en route to Boston.
Thursday, October 1st, 1992
2: The Fortune Cookie
Joe's future is up in the air when Sandpiper Air is grounded by his insurance company, but Brian's plan to save the airline doesn't fly right with Helen.
Thursday, October 8th, 1992
3: Noses Off
Sandpiper is finally back in business,but Joe's nose is broken by a man who mistakes him for Brian.At the surgeon's office,the doctor's observation of a bump on Brian's nose has him obsessing about getting a nose job.
Thursday, October 22nd, 1992
4: Blackout Biggins
Roy complains out loud about the singing of the national anthem at a Red Sox game; he believes he could do far better. So with Brian's connections in the Sox front office, Roy is given the chance to sing at Fenway. Roy responds by blacking out while doing the national anthem at the game.
Thursday, October 29th, 1992
5: Mathers of the Heart
Lowell becomes enamored with Helen when she kisses him on the cheek for fixing her oven at the lunch counter. He convinces her to go on a date but it doesn't go as he imagines.
Thursday, November 5th, 1992
6: Two Jerks and a Jill
The arrival on Nantucket of beautiful new helicopter pilot, Alex Lambert soon has the brothers chasing after her, despite her obvious non-interest. Meanwhile, Antonio gets invited to the Tuesday Night Rat Shoot where he upstages Lowell in front of his buddies.
Thursday, November 12th, 1992
7: It's So Nice to Have a Mather Around the House
Brian and Joe gain a new roommate after Brian accidentally sinks Lowell's houseboat.
Thursday, November 19th, 1992
8: Just Say No
Brian's ex-flame arrives from New York to rekindle the fire and it's up to his friends to keep him from getting burned again.
Thursday, December 3rd, 1992
9: It May Have Happened One Night
After having a few drinks, Alex asks Joe to drive her home and when he arrives late the next day everyone assumes that they spent the night together.
Thursday, December 17th, 1992
10: The Customer's Usually Right
Joe is irritated about getting charged a rewind fee for a returned video tape which he believes was rewound.
Thursday, January 7th, 1993
11: Exit Laughing
Helen dates a guy with an annoying laugh. Antonio has trouble with his jerk neighbor.
Thursday, January 14th, 1993
12: What the Cabbie Saw
Antonio performs his civic duty when he helps bring to court a suspected robber and then testifies against him.But then the suspect gets released on a technicality and Antonio starts to fear for his life.
Thursday, January 28th, 1993
13: Labor Pains
When Lowell demands a raise from Joe and Roy, shrewd bargaining tactics by Antonio and Roy leave Lowell dejected and jobless.
Thursday, February 4th, 1993
14: I've Got a Secret
When Alex tells Antonio and Helen that she posed nude for Playboy while in college, the secret is just too good to keep quiet.
Thursday, February 11th, 1993
15: The Gift (1)
With an opening in a quartet, Helen wants to try out but her cello is on the bottom of the ocean. She gets a second job to purchase a new cello but things do not go as planned. Lowell, Faye, Roy and Antonio audition for a play.
Thursday, February 18th, 1993
16: The Gift (2)
Helen gets the quartet role but hates it. However, she doesn't know how to quit without letting Joe and Brian down. Faye, Roy, Antonio and Lowell practice for their awful play.
Thursday, February 25th, 1993
17: I Love Brian
Hoping to impress Alex, Brian claims to know Clint Black. Helen and Alex are entertained while they expect Brian's scheme to attend a concert and meet him will backfire.
Monday, March 15th, 1993
18: The Key to Alex
Joe and Brian, in heated competition, pull out all the stops in a transparent attempt to get closer to Alex.
Thursday, April 8th, 1993
19: The Houseguest
Helen throws a surprise birthday for Nantucket's most unpopular resident, 70-year-old Carlton Blanchard, who threatens to become a permanent household fixture after suffering a fall in her home.
Thursday, April 29th, 1993
20: Goodbye, Old Friend
Weeb Gilroy's death has Lowell searching for the right words to eulogize his long time friend. Words fail him at the end and all he can think of is to finish working on the plane they built together.
Thursday, May 6th, 1993
21: Another Wedding
The crew is invited to the wedding of the air traffic controller.
Thursday, May 13th, 1993
22: Date Package Number Seven
Alex finally agrees to a date with Brian, only to find out later it was all a set-up.
Thursday, September 16th, 1993
1: Stop in the Name of Love
Everyone is of course skeptical when Brian announces that his relationship with Alex is special. To try to insure that their relationship lasts longer than a couple of weeks, they decide not to sleep with one another yet.
Thursday, September 23rd, 1993
2: Terminal Jealousy
Roy gets bored and decides to have some fun at everyone else's expense.
Thursday, September 30th, 1993
3: Bye-Bye, Bunny
Lowell and Bunny make their separation final by signing the divorce papers only to start sleeping together again. Meanwhile, Antonio consoles a woman who's cheating husband left his cellphone in Antonio's cab.
Thursday, October 7th, 1993
4: Business or Pleasure
When Joe flies in a potential investor, he's more interested in Helen than Joe's airline.
Thursday, October 14th, 1993
5: An Affair to Forget
Joe is upset at playing chauffeur to the other couples for their romantic trips off the island but it's everybody else who ends up suffering. Meanwhile, Antonio and Fay help Roy change his image to try to impress a new woman.
Thursday, October 28th, 1993
6: A Black Eye Affair
While trying to create a perfect evening with her boyfriend, Davis, Helen runs into obstacle after obstacle with various friends who assist in aiding with what can only be certain disaster.
Thursday, November 4th, 1993
7: Joe Blows (1)
Joe feels the weight of the world coming down on him as everyone comes to him to help solve their problems. As the stress mounts, he knows he must make a drastic change.
Thursday, November 11th, 1993
8: Joe Blows (2)
With Joe MIA, the burden of running Sandpiper Air falls all on Brian. As he struggles to keep things in the air, he gets a clue to where Joe ran off to.
Thursday, November 18th, 1993
9: 2 Good 2 B 4 Gotten
When news arrives that Sandy Cooper is returning to Nantucket, Joe fears her high school obsession with him will return but the others think he's imagining things. Meanwhile, Antonio tries to raise money to send to his family and Roy is worried about a visit from his cranky mother.
Thursday, December 2nd, 1993
10: Come Fly with Me
Joe, Brian, Helen, and Lowell head to Boston for a night on the town but end up at a party that's more than what it seems. Roy, Fay and Antonio pool their resources to win a radio contest.
Thursday, December 16th, 1993
11: Happy Holidays
Lowell's ex-wife arrives on Nantucket for a friend's wedding. Brian faces the prospect of meeting Alex's parents. Joe deals with the loss of a tree and Fay becomes overbearing as Helen organizes a holiday party for children.
Thursday, January 6th, 1994
12: Ready, Teddy, Go
Davis finally shows up to see Helen after a string of cancellations. A furtive search through his luggage reveals a gift that may be inappropriate at this stage of their relationship. Fay rescues a lab rat from her experiments by her psychology professor, risking a bad grade and charges of theft.
Thursday, January 20th, 1994
13: Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Mathers Don't Roam
Tired of Lowell's strictness, the brothers boot him out of the house. Despite his reluctance, Lowell buys a new house and tries to adjust to the experience of living alone for the first time.
Thursday, January 27th, 1994
14: The Faygitive
Somebody is asking questions around the island in search of Fay and she's spooked. Antonio loves the new cable TV service that Roy's shady friend installed.
Thursday, February 3rd, 1994
15: Say Uncle, Carlton
To help pay off his new used cab, Antonio gets a job as a chauffeur for Carlton Blanchard. Things get even worse when Carlton's equally annoying nephew Lewis arrives on Nantucket to attend Carlton's Retired Businessman of the Year banquet.
Thursday, February 10th, 1994
16: Hey, Nineteen
To Helen's disgust and Brian's envy, Joe starts dating a 19-year-old co-ed. Roy and Antonio find a dog whose cute charm no woman can resist.
Monday, February 14th, 1994
17: Exclusively Yours
Brian's exclusive commitment to Alex is sorely tested when Joe flies in a group of models for a photo shoot. Helen's decision to name food items on her menu after the people in the airport doesn't go as well as she hoped.
Thursday, February 17th, 1994
To ease Alex's embarrassment over having to take a job as a waitress at a medieval themed restaurant during the off-season, the gang tell their own stories of embarrassing off-season jobs.
Thursday, March 10th, 1994
19: Sleepless in Nantucket
Brian moves in with Alex, and both quickly become irritated by the other's annoying habits. Meanwhile, Lowell attempts to come up with a name for his sister's baby.
Thursday, April 7th, 1994
20: Boys Will Be Girls
When the football coach who belittled Joe and Brian in high school returns to Nantucket to be honored in a gym dedication, they plan a practical joke that gets way out of hand.
Thursday, April 14th, 1994
21: Roy Crazy
Roy's ex-wife makes a surprise appearance on the island. She seems to be up for a reconciliation, much to Roy's delight, but may have ulterior motives. Helen tries to fend off a smitten and slightly crazy waiter from the crab house she went to the other night.
Thursday, April 28th, 1994
22: Long Distance Lament
Davis cancels yet another date leading Helen to accept a date with another man. As for Joe, after two dates conflict, he tells a lie to get out of one of them only to have the other one cancel.
Thursday, May 5th, 1994
23: Call of the Wild
When Brian's old friend shows up and they resume their wild, partying lifestyle every night, Alex grows increasingly neglected. Lowell takes in his idol, over-the-hill television superhero Big Strong Man, who takes advantage of his hospitality.
Thursday, May 12th, 1994
24: A Decent Proposal
Joe may have finally found a bank willing to float him a loan to expand Sandpiper Air. Helen anxiously awaits Davis' mid-week arrival, sure that he's coming to break up with her.
Tuesday, September 20th, 1994
1: Whose Wife is It Anyway?
After spending the night with Helen, Joe thinks they're a couple again. But, Helen has other thoughts about their night together and goes to New York to see Davis anyway.
Tuesday, September 27th, 1994
2: Twisted Sister
Helen's sister Casey arrives and spoils Joe's dinner plans with Helen.
Tuesday, October 4th, 1994
3: The Shrink
After Brian's depression over Alex's departure results in a near break-down during a flight, Joe suggests he go see a psychiatrist but winds up treating Joe instead. Meanwhile, Lowell is in search of his favorite hat that Antonio carelessly lost.
Tuesday, October 11th, 1994
4: The Spark and How to Get It
After his therapist pronounces him fully recovered from his break-up with Alex, Brian plunges back into the dating world and Antonio insists he go along. Meanwhile, Lowell prepares a commencement address for his Alma Mater and Casey has trouble getting a good haircut.
Tuesday, October 18th, 1994
5: The Waxman Cometh
Lowell invests a financial windfall in an old wax museum that he renovates and re-opens.
Tuesday, November 1st, 1994
6: Is That a Ten-Foot Sandwich or Are You Just Glad to See Me?
Brian and Casey decide to throw Joe and Helen with a surprise engagement party as a way to apologize for not giving them some much needed time alone.
Tuesday, November 8th, 1994
7: All's Fare
Antonio becomes the personal chauffeur to a wealthy businessman visiting the island in order to pay off an IRS fine. Meanwhile, Joe is irked that Brian had an erotic dream about Helen.
Tuesday, November 15th, 1994
8: Miss Jenkins
Joe, Brian, Helen, and Lowell struggle with the return of their 9th grade English teacher on whom the boys had a serious crush. Meanwhile, Roy is dubious about why a "Simon Says" expert wants to marry his mother.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 1994
9: If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother
Helen and Casey's mother arrives on Nantucket to help plan and fund the wedding. Meanwhile, Fay and Roy split a ticket to a Barbara Streisand concert.
Tuesday, November 29th, 1994
10: The Wrong Stuff
To counteract Roy's Aeromass promotions, the Hacketts' woo a famous astronaut as a spokesman for Sandpiper.
Tuesday, December 13th, 1994
11: Insanity Claus
The airport's Air Traffic Controller snaps when he learns that Helen sold her last jelly donut to Antonio.
Tuesday, January 3rd, 1995
When Sandy Cooper returns to the island, Joe fears yet another bizarre encounter with her. Meanwhile, Fay forces Antonio to wear the clothes of one of her dead husbands that she can't bear to part with.
Tuesday, January 10th, 1995
13: Have I Got a Couple for You
With nothing to do one Saturday night, Joe and Helen start socializing with a new couple on the island. Meanwhile, Brian and Casey start hitting the singles hangouts together and Antonio becomes Lowell's "hands" when Lowell injures his working on the cab.
Tuesday, January 31st, 1995
14: Fools Russian
Roy flies in a mail-order bride from Russia. Meanwhile, Fay convinces Lowell to pretend to be her lover to impress her visiting friends.
Tuesday, February 7th, 1995
15: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Struggling to agree on wedding plans, Joe and Helen decide to crash another couple's wedding to check out a place. Meanwhile, Lowell and Antonio train for a Polar Bears competition.
Thursday, February 9th, 1995
16: Remembrance of Flings Past (1)
It's the gang's High School reunion. Brian dates one of his sweethearts who has a child that is the spitting image of Joe. Helen grapples with the mean girls who tormented her. Not to be left out, Antonio poses as an exchange student who briefly went to the school and Lowell discovers his shop teacher isn't all there.
Tuesday, February 14th, 1995
17: Remembrance of Flings Past (2)
Joe finds out some very important news that he's been waiting for about Brian's girlfriend's son. Lowell rethinks his profession and Antonio tries to work up the courage to finally tell Casey his true feelings.
Tuesday, February 21st, 1995
18: Gone But Not Faygotten
At the beckoning of Helen, Joe reluctantly hires Casey to replace Fay, who has retired, at the ticket counter proving to be a model of efficiency and professionalism.
Tuesday, February 28th, 1995
19: Ex, Lies and Videotape
Brian's excitement over appearing on a popular Boston talk show is dampened when his ex-girlfriend Alex also appears.
Tuesday, March 21st, 1995
20: Portrait of the Con Artist as a Young Man
Casey is enamored with a sculpture that Lowell made out of old plane parts and convinces him to make more for a prestigious art gallery. Brian finishes a roll of film not knowing that it will soon go to her parents.
Tuesday, April 4th, 1995
21: The Love Life and Times of Joe and Helen
Brian makes a video diary of Joe and Helen's relationship for them as a wedding gift.
Tuesday, May 2nd, 1995
22: A House to Die For
The gang sees opportunities to benefit from Carlton Blanchard's impending death as his nephew invites them to Carlton's house to start selling off the old man's items.
Tuesday, May 9th, 1995
23: Nuptials Off
Helen is in desperate need of Roy's help when she discovers that she and Antonio are still married.
Tuesday, May 16th, 1995
24: Et Tu, Antonio?
Antonio's workaholic cousin and his wife arrive for a visit and Antonio struggles to suppress his feelings for her as she confides in him about her marriage. Meanwhile, Helen's side of the family outshines Joe's as the wedding gifts start to arrive.
Tuesday, May 23rd, 1995
25: Boys Just Want to Have Fun (1)
Brian and Casey throw their siblings the requisite bachelor and bachelorette parties. Joe's party is a dud while Helen's is a hit.
Tuesday, May 23rd, 1995
26: Here It is: The Big Wedding (2)
Joe and Helen's wedding day gets off to a rocky start leaving the gang to overcome insurmountable odds to get the couple married.
Tuesday, September 19th, 1995
1: Burnin' Down the House (1)
Joe and Helen return from their honeymoon in Jamaica to recieve bad news; a night of passion between Brian and Casey in Helen's house results in a devastating fire. That Leaves Brian kicked out of the house and Sandpiper by Joe.
Tuesday, September 26th, 1995
2: Burnin' Down the House (2)
When digging through the rubble of Helen's home, Brian and casey unearth a suitcase and photgraph that had been the hackett brother's only inheritance from their late father. Brian's attempts to remind Joe of that fail,but Joe later sees a vision of his late father and forgives Brian. Meanwhile,Antonio executes his revenge on Brian and Casey and Helen takes out her anger on Casey's clothes.
Tuesday, October 10th, 1995
3: Death Becomes Him
The sad news of Richard Kingsbury's death in Miami is occasion for celebration at Sandpiper, as Kingbury's oldest daughter hires the Hackett's to bring the body back to Nantucket for the Memorial. But the brother's fly the wrong body back to the island, and it's up to Joe to impersonate the late Kingsbury at the funeral.
Tuesday, October 31st, 1995
4: The Person Formerly Known as Lowell
Back from vacation, Lowell goes out for a meal of hot wings with Antonio and lands in hot water when he witnesses a mob hit. After he is threatened by the gangster's lawyer, he decides to join the Witness Protection Program and leave Nantucket forever.
Tuesday, November 7th, 1995
5: Hooker, Line and Sinker
To lift Antonio's spirits after he's dumped by the "Big Faced Girl," Joe and Brian set him up with a girl at the Club Car only to discover later that she's a very expensive hooker.
Tuesday, November 14th, 1995
6: She's Gotta Have It
Joe and Helen reap unpected benefits after getting a large insurance settlement for Helen's burnt down house. But Joe soon finds soon faces the task of stopping Helen's shopping spree, before it leaves them broke. Meanwhile,Brian and Casey try to find something in common and Antonio returns to Edna, "The Big Faced Girl."
Tuesday, November 21st, 1995
7: So Long, Frank Lloyd Wrong
Joe and Helen's initial fortune at landing famous architect Y.M. Burg to design their new house soon turn sour as he suggests a house shaped like a giant "7." Meanwhile, Brian hires a new mechanic,Budd Bronski, who attempts to live down a previous "incident."
Tuesday, November 28th, 1995
8: When a Man Loves a Donut
Spurned by Joe (who's too busy with his new wife to spend time with him), Brian turns to food, but ends up trying to deal with his problems at a meeting of the "Eat-A-Holics." Meanwhile, Antonio tries to get used to tight shoes, after he pays $200 for them, and Casey gets hired by the Nantucket Tourism Board.
Tuesday, December 12th, 1995
9: The Big Sleep
After fighting with Helen over the architect's plans for their new house (he wants a big screen TV in the bedroom, she wants a walk-in closet), Joe has a strange dream involving Tigers, Clowns, Roy bellying dancing and the two of them dying in a plane crash with Antonio. As one by one the dreams events come to pass, Brian tries to convince Joe to heed the dream's warnings, but he fails and soon Joe, Helen and Antonio find themselves plunging to earth in the plane...
Tuesday, December 19th, 1995
10: 'Twas the Heist Before Christmas
Nothing goes right at Helen's christmas party:Joe wants to hit the road to head for the slopes before they are snowed in.Antonio gives but does not receive,Roy misses his mother,Budd tries to be social,and Casey invites Carlton's annoying nephew Lewis.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 1996
11: Honey, We Broke the Kid
Joe and Helen volunteer to babysit but it's far from the learning experience that they hoped it would be. Meanwhile, Casey gets a big time Hollywood star to come to the island to appear in her Nantucket Tourism commercial.
Tuesday, January 9th, 1996
12: B.S., I Love You
Joe and Brian are thrilled at the return of Grandpa Hackett, but Helen isn't so sure he is who he claims to be. Meanwhile, Antonio refuses to continue a chain letter, which everyone else gets and passes along, and begins to suffer for it.
Tuesday, January 16th, 1996
13: Sons and Lovers
It's Roy's 12th birthday (he was born on a leap year), and Helen contacts Roy's son R.J. and convinces him to come back to Nantucket for the party. But the initial reconciliation is dashed when R.J. brings his significant other to the party. Meanwhile, Brian helps Antonio out by driving the cab while Antonio waits for his driver's license.
Tuesday, January 30th, 1996
14: Bye, George
Fay quickly falls for Lyle, the dashing man she met on a cruise, but the wedding is jeopardized when Fay learns the awful truth about him. His real first name is George, just like her first three dead husbands. Armed with this new knowledge Fay decides against making it a fourth George and calls off the wedding.
Tuesday, February 6th, 1996
15: The Team Player
A publicity disaster occurs when Antonio (running the desk while the brothers go to a hockey game) bumps the Bruins abrasive star goalie Danny "Dead End" Connelly off a Sandpiper flight to a critical game, causing the Bruins to lose. Meanwhile, winter tourism on the island takes an upswing when Casey welcomes the International Society of Masochists to Nantucket.
Tuesday, February 13th, 1996
16: Love at First Flight
Brian falls in love with a woman while flying her to Nantucket for her wedding. Meanwhile, Antonio has mixed feelings after finding out Roy is dating Edna, "The Big Faced Girl."
Tuesday, February 20th, 1996
17: Lynch Party
When news arrives that Davis Lynch has re-surfaced, Helen recounts the tale of how she never broke off her engagement with him, then tries to break the news to Davis, while not alerting Joe.
Tuesday, February 27th, 1996
18: One Flew Over the Cooper's Nest
Sandy's return sends Joe to the psychologist, as no one believes his stories of her obsession with him. The psychologist does wonders to calm Joe down, but the real psycho is revealed when Joe meets Sandy in the vacant psychologist's office. Meanwhile, Roy, Antonio, Fay and Casey try to deal with the news they may have suffered food poisoning from Helen's tuna.
Tuesday, March 12th, 1996
19: Driving Mr. DeCarlo
Antonio thinks his fortunes have taken a turn for the better when one of passengers hires him to be his personal chauffeur. But some overheard conversations seem to indicate that his new boss is a mobster. Meanwhile, Helen hurriedly reads "Don Quixote" when her old english lit teacher from highschool drops by for a visit.
Tuesday, March 26th, 1996
20: A Tale of Two Sister Cities
On the verge of losing her job with the Tourism Board, Casey sees a solution when her sister city idea is accepted. But things go downhill when Brian sleeps with the visiting princess of prospective sister city Khirinan. Meanwhile, Antonio offers to take the little princesses for their hair care appointment. It turns out to be two dogs, which he promptly loses.
Tuesday, April 9th, 1996
21: What About Larry?
The contractor Joe and Helen hires to build their new house falls apart when his wife kicks him out, and the Hackett's try to rebuild his confidence and get him back to work. Meanwhile, a Vacationing George Kennedy is bothered by an annoying fan: Brian.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 1996
22: The Lady Vanishes
Antonio meets the perfect woman, but when she disappears before he can get her name, he goes on a desperate search for her, only to discover it wasn't just coincidence that she was so difficult to track down. Meanwhile, Brian impresses Helen with his ability to read women and predict the entire relationship before it even starts.
Tuesday, April 30th, 1996
23: Life Could Be a Dream
The unearthing of a 20-year old time capsule is occasion for Joe, Brian, Helen and Casey to reflect on what kind of a future they envisioned themselves having as kids. Joe dreamed of being a pitcher for the Red Sox, Brian dreamed of being a Suave Secret Agent, and Casey dreamed of being a supermodel. But only Helen's dream came true.
Tuesday, May 7th, 1996
24: The Lyin' King
Joe faces a moral dilemma: can he lie to Helen so he can go to a strip club with Brian? To soothe his conscience, he volunteers some time at the Golden Crest retirement home, but ends up taking one of the residents with him to the strip club. Meanwhile, Fay and Antonio write their own eulogies.
Tuesday, May 14th, 1996
25: Love Overboard
Casey finally catches up with the husband who abandoned her, but her rage lessens as he professes his heartfelt remorse at his desperate act. She's understanding to his sad stories of being bankrupt and shame causing him to leave in the first place...until she sees him on his yacht. Meanwhile, Roy teaches Antonio how to dance.
Tuesday, May 21st, 1996
26: Grouses, Houses and Bickering Spouses
Burdened with continual problems by living with Brian and Casey, as well as further delays in the building of their new house, Joe and Helen decide to buy another house. They solve one problem by selling their old new home, but another presents itself in the last moments in the old Hackett house.
Wednesday, September 18th, 1996
1: Porno for Pyros
After Joe and Helen burn down Brian's house,he's expecting a big check,much like the one Joe and Helen got,but the gutting of the old Hackett house is cause for an appearance by an insurance investigator,who has serious doubt about the legitimacy of the two claims in the last year.Until she and Antonio's wild night of passion sparks a blaze at the local hotel and that convinces her the cases are Legit.
Wednesday, September 25th, 1996
2: ...Like a Neighbor Scorned
Joe and Helen meet the next-door neighbors, Steve and Barbara, but what starts out as pleasant soon turns disturbing when Steve asks for $5000 to cover his gambling debts. Becoming increasingly paraniod after a fight Joe and Helen decide to try and make amends, only to find out their new neighbors are only on the island for the month. Meanwhile, Antonio recieves his Uncle Bernardo's personal affects after he dies. Which includes a set of perfume scented love letters appearantly from Bernardo to a certain very famous movie star of the times (Gina Lollobrigida). Hearing this Antonio suddenly becomes a suave ladies man with confidence, until he finds out his Uncle wasn't in love Gina, but Gino.
Wednesday, October 2nd, 1996
3: Maybe It's You
Brian's vows to find a deeper,more meaningful relationship is tested by beautiful but dumb Dani. Meanwhile,Joe tries to deal with the fact that one of his best friends didn't invite him to his wedding.
Wednesday, October 9th, 1996
4: Single and Hating It
As a furious storm rages outside,Joe and Helen stop by the "Singles Mingle" to drop off Brian's wallet,intent on leaving as soon as possible to begin celebrating the first anniversary of their wedding.But news soon comes that the roads are closed due to high water and everyone is trapped.Not wanting to let everyone know they are married,for fear of their reaction,Joe asks Helen to be his bride again. Meanwhile,Fay,Roy and Casey mingle,while Antonio is offered his money back and asked to wait in the office till the party is over.And Brian tries to convince the only woman in the place he's attracted to,the sexy Bartender,that he's not a pathetic as he seems.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 1996
5: Too Beautiful for You
Antonio volunteers to man the Nantucket Suicide Hotline,it soon pays off for him when he scores a date with a caller he helped.When they meet he can't believe his eyes or his luck and keeps waiting for the other shoe to drop and for her to dump him.But the weird thing is,she never does. Meanwhile,Helen faces some new competition when a
Wednesday, October 30th, 1996
6: The Gift of Life
When a medical courier leaves his package in the terminal on Halloween Eve,the gang scramble to find him before time runs out.
Wednesday, November 6th, 1996
7: Olive or Twist
Casey encourages Brian to use his insurance money to open a martini bar,offering to help Brian manage it.But things go awry immediately when the first customer through the door slips and falls on the floor.Brian's problems are compounded when he learns Casey never got insurance.
Wednesday, November 13th, 1996
8: Wingless (1)
A financial crisis forces Joe to seek out an investor for Sandpiper.He thinks his luck has changed when businessman Jonathan Clayton comes to the island.But he soon informs them,he doesn't invest in companies he buys them.Having no other choice
Wednesday, November 20th, 1996
9: Wingless (2)
Cord's first act as the new President of Sandpiper is to hold a meeting, informing everyone they need a "big idea".Something that drives Joe crazy, trying to get everyone to see there is no "Big Idea".But there is,Little does Roy know that he would be responsible for the "Big Idea".Mentioning to Cord that the charter business is the one, he hasn't been able to crack. So after contacting friend of his in the music business,the "Big Idea" pays off when Sandpiper becomes the charter for the singing sensation the Todds.That is until a fued breaks out and the tour is cancelled.
Wednesday, December 11th, 1996
10: Wingless (3)
When Cord chickens out on delivering a presentation before his father's board of directors,Joe and Brian must deliver it. Meanwhile,hanging in the men's,Helen's learns a nasty secret:Cord was expected to fail at Sandpiper for the tax write-off.
Wednesday, December 18th, 1996
11: All About Christmas Eve
Another odd christmas falls on Nantucket,as Antonio drives a nun around in search of a vision she saw in a dream.While Joe plays reluctant host to feuding brothers Lou and Harry and a little last minute shopping ends up trapping Fay,Helen and Casey.
Wednesday, January 8th, 1997
12: Let's Talk About Sex
Roy falls for talk show host Mary Pat Lee,but discovers she used confidential information to ambush her Joe and Helen on her show. Meanwhile,Brian pays Casey to run errands for him.
Wednesday, January 15th, 1997
Joe and Helen deal with a crooked Vacuum cleaner salesman charging them for a vacuum originally sold with an "eternal" guarantee. Meanwhile,Brian gets close to Roy to get closer to his niece.
Wednesday, February 5th, 1997
14: Just Call Me Angel
On their way home from Las Vegas,Joe has a bad case of food poisoning and is soon helpless in the airliner's bathroom.Where he is soon followed by the plains pilots.Leaving the job of hero to be played by Brian who safely lands the plane and becomes an instant celebrity. Joe tries to deal with Brian's newfound celebrity and all the grief he's getting from Helen over his "Men's travel bag",but Brian's celebrity is short lived and he soon is back at Sandpiper asking for his old job back once again.
Wednesday, February 12th, 1997
15: Fay There, Georgy Girl
After selling off the valuables of her Georges,Fay is visited by their ghosts,demanding that she buy back their items. Meanwhile,Joe's Valentine's Day efforts seem paltry to Helen compared to the man intending to propose to his beloved with a banner flying from the Sandpiper plane (problem is she's not his beloved,and she can't even stand him.) and Brian and Casey prepare to go out on a sham date.
Wednesday, February 19th, 1997
16: Escape from New York
Brian and Helen's trip to New York to see "Rent" turns into a night mare when the theatre refuses to transfer the tickets from Helen's benefactor to her.Even worse a con-man robs them of their money and Helen is forced to compete in a drag queen contest in order to get the money to get home. Meanwhile,A bad back leaves joe in the house alone with a suddenly talkative Antonio.
Wednesday, March 5th, 1997
17: House of Blues
Kicked out by Joe and Helen, Brian and Casey move into a new home home with Antonio. Meanwhile, Joe and Helen's fling with nudism has them being threatened with blackmail, when the neighbor kids snap pictures of them.
Wednesday, March 19th, 1997
18: Ms. Write
Brian falls for "R",after reading her love letters,mistakenly sent to a former occupant of the house. Meanwhile,Joe and Helen ask Antonio to install a new security system in their house.
Wednesday, April 2nd, 1997
When Fay goes on vacation,the Hackett's hire a beautiful woman to fill in at the counter.Brian finds her distressingly distractiving,while Joe and Helen have uneasy dreams about her. Meanwhile,Casey helps Antonio get a job at the department store,only to see him promoted ahead of her.
Wednesday, April 16th, 1997
20: Heartache Tonight
Roy invites Joe and Helen over to his house on an important night for him:the introduction of his girlfriend to his mother.But when he's dumped before the fateful evening,Helen reluctantly fills in. Meanwhile,Brian passes on his cold to Casey before her big date.
Wednesday, May 7th, 1997
21: Oedipus Wrecks
Brian is surprised to find out his new girlfriend,Emily's son is already in college.Further complications ensue when Casey takes a shine to the young man. Meanwhile,Joe and Roy go to the circus:Joe to try and deal with his childhood trauma and Roy to demand an apology from the clown who humilated him in his act.
Wednesday, May 14th, 1997
22: Raging Bull*[email protected]!
When a long time rival drops out of a boxing tournament,Joe finds himself matched up against Brian.But what starts out as a friendly competition gets decidedly unpleasant.
Wednesday, May 21st, 1997
23: Final Approach (1)
To cheer up Helen,Joe restores her old cello.While Helen is busy rediscovering her old passion,Joe and Brian discover the ages old treasure hunt they undertook when their father died isn't over yet.They and the rest of the gang are led all over New England,only to wind up back at the airport,to discover $250,000 in an old suitcase in an airport locker.
Wednesday, May 21st, 1997
24: Final Approach (2)
Joe and Brian are divided over their new-found inheritance:Joe wants to expand the business,and Brian wants the money to leave Nantucket and the tedium of his job.Joe's agony over the dissolving of the partnership is further complicated when he learns of Helen's earth shaking news:she's been invited to study cello in Vienna with the world's greatest cellist.Joe is prepared to sacrifice Sandpiper to help Helen finally live her dream.But it is Brian who makes the final sacrifice,by postponing his and Casey's move to the Carribean,in order to run Sandpiper for one year while Joe and Helen are away in Vienna.