List of Wings episodes

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 overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankRatingTied withRef.
First airedLast aired
16April 19, 1990 (1990-04-19)May 24, 1990 (1990-05-24)N/AN/AN/AN/A
222September 28, 1990 (1990-09-28)March 28, 1991 (1991-03-28)4212.2Tuesday Night Movie[1]
322September 19, 1991 (1991-09-19)May 7, 1992 (1992-05-07)1815.1N/A[2]
422September 24, 1992 (1992-09-24)May 13, 1993 (1993-05-13)3113.0N/A[3]
524September 16, 1993 (1993-09-16)May 12, 1994 (1994-05-12)1814.1NYPD Blue[4]
626September 20, 1994 (1994-09-20)May 23, 1995 (1995-05-23)3011.9N/A[5]
726September 19, 1995 (1995-09-19)May 23, 1996 (1996-05-23)3511.0N/A[6]
824September 18, 1996 (1996-09-18)May 21, 1997 (1997-05-21)767.6Almost Perfect/Chicago Sons/Temporarily Yours[7]


Season 1 (1990)Edit

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11"Legacy"James BurrowsDavid Angell & Peter Casey & David LeeApril 19, 1990 (1990-04-19)27.9[citation needed]
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 fiancée Carol.
22"Around the World in Eighty Years"Noam PitlikPhilip LaZebnikApril 26, 1990 (1990-04-26)25.8[citation needed]
Fay encourages a retired pilot to complete his trip around the world. Brian encourages Helen to wear something more revealing for her audition.
33"Return to Nantucket: Part 1"Noam PitlikPhilip LaZebnikMay 3, 1990 (1990-05-03)23.6[citation needed]
Brian flies to Boston to see if he can reunite with his ex-wife Carol (Kim Johnston Ulrich).
44"Return to Nantucket: Part 2"Noam PitlikDavid AngellMay 10, 1990 (1990-05-10)21.8[citation needed]
Joe and Brian compete to see who Carol loves more. Helen falls into old habits.
55"There Once Was a Girl from Nantucket"Noam PitlikDave HackelMay 17, 1990 (1990-05-17)22.0[citation needed]
Brian sets Joe up on a date with a woman (Megan Mullally) who's been with every man on the island.
66"All for One and Two for Helen"Noam PitlikDave HackelMay 24, 1990 (1990-05-24)21.3[citation needed]
Joe spies on Brian and Helen when he thinks they're on a date.

Season 2 (1990–91)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
71"The Puppetmaster"Noam PitlikPhilip LaZebnikSeptember 28, 1990 (1990-09-28)13.4[citation needed]
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.
82"The Story of Joe"Noam PitlikBruce RasmussenOctober 5, 1990 (1990-10-05)13.5[citation needed]
A magazine writer is on the island to do a cover story on Joe, but after he meets Brian he finds Brian's life more interesting. Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger) and Norm Peterson (George Wendt) visit the island.
93"A Little Nightmare Music"Noam PitlikBryan WinterOctober 12, 1990 (1990-10-12)15.0[citation needed]
Brian schemes to get Helen an audition for a very famous conductor (David Ogden Stiers), who tells her she's terrible. Joe tells the conductor the story of how Alan Shepard was discouraged from aviation in his youth in order to get Helen another shot but it still goes badly. Helen decides to give up the cello gaining a new level of peace, until she is thrown for a loop when the conductor concludes that with considerable effort she could show promise.
104"Sports and Leisure"Noam PitlikDavid AngellOctober 19, 1990 (1990-10-19)11.2[citation needed]
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.
115"A Stand Up Kind of Guy"Noam PitlikDave HackelOctober 26, 1990 (1990-10-26)13.1[citation needed]
Joe holds a bachelor party for Jerry, a guy he can't remember going to high school with despite Jerry claiming Joe is his oldest and best friend. No one else on the island seems to know Jerry until the party's exotic dancer turns out to be his long lost love, 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.
126"It's Not the Thought, It's the Gift"Noam PitlikPeter Casey & David LeeNovember 9, 1990 (1990-11-09)12.2[citation needed]
Helen has received a birthday package from her parents which includes some old home movies. Joe and Brian compete to see who gets Helen a more expensive birthday gift. Brian gives Helen a CD player and makes Joe jealous. After arguing about the gift, Joe gives Helen his mother’s cameo pin. Helen realizes the significance while watching her home movies after he leaves. Subplot: Fay helps Lowell with his budget.
137"Hell Hath No Fury like a Policewoman Scorned"Noam PitlikBill Diamond & Michael SaltzmanNovember 16, 1990 (1990-11-16)12.8[citation needed]
Brian is roped into dating a policewoman to get her to drop charges on his unpaid parking tickets. Unfortunately she's not his type and very vindictive. Subplot: Lowell tries to capture something funny on his video camera for "America's Wackiest Videos."
148"High Anxiety"Noam PitlikBruce RasmussenNovember 23, 1990 (1990-11-23)14.8[citation needed]
Joe is grounded due to hypertension with the unreliable Brian his only option for keeping the airline running. When Brian quits and Joe can't afford a new pilot Sandpiper's future seems in doubt. Guest star: Robert Colbert.
159"Friends or Lovers?"Noam PitlikDavid LloydDecember 7, 1990 (1990-12-07)11.9[citation needed]
Brian hires high school student Kenny McElvey (Michael Manasseri) as a backup pilot for the still-grounded Joe. Joe and Helen decide to go on their first date and try to keep it from Brian. Joe and Helen decide they may be better as friends.
1610"There's Always Room for Cello"Noam PitlikPeter Casey & David LeeDecember 14, 1990 (1990-12-14)11.5[citation needed]
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 gay. An enraged Roy then challenges R.J. to a one-on-one basketball match in which R.J. is not allowed to be gay if he loses.
1711"A Terminal Christmas"Noam PitlikBill Diamond & Michael SaltzmanDecember 21, 1990 (1990-12-21)11.1[citation needed]
After all their plans for Christmas go badly, the gang tries to cheer Fay up who is having her first Christmas without her husband.
1812"Airport '90"Noam PitlikBruce RasmussenJanuary 3, 1991 (1991-01-03)28.1[citation needed]
After Helen asks to learn how to fly Joe starts a flight school. Brian, annoyed with Joe's classroom ways spices it up by allowing unlicensed Helen to fly the Sandpiper plane. When turbulence knocks Brian out Joe has to talk Helen through the landing. After the landing Joe and Helen realize life is too short and decide to start dating.
1913"Love Is Like Pulling Teeth"Noam PitlikDave HackelJanuary 10, 1991 (1991-01-10)24.5[citation needed]
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 gathering based around a much anticipated college basketball game and Helen's TV is in the shop.
2014"The Tennis Bum"Noam PitlikPeter S. MehlmanJanuary 24, 1991 (1991-01-24)22.2[citation needed]
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.
2115"My Brother's Back and There's Going to Be Trouble"Noam PitlikBill Diamond & Michael SaltzmanJanuary 31, 1991 (1991-01-31)22.5[citation needed]
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 go off the rails suddenly when the plane goes missing.
2216"Plane Nine from Nantucket"Noam PitlikPhilip LaZebnikFebruary 7, 1991 (1991-02-07)22.7[citation needed]
Joe and Brian think they spotted a UFO but Joe is reluctant to report it to the FAA for fear of Sandpiper becoming a joke. Meanwhile, Helen and Fay squabble over a lunch bill.
2317"Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places"Noam PitlikBill Diamond & Michael SaltzmanFebruary 14, 1991 (1991-02-14)22.8[citation needed]
After a disastrous start to Valentines Day, Joe and Helen agree to meet at their special place. Unfortunately they each have different ideas on what the other believes to be their special place. First appearance of Tony Shalhoub as Antonio Scarpacci, portraying a waiter.
2418"Love Means Never Having to Say Geronimo"Noam PitlikBruce RasmussenFebruary 21, 1991 (1991-02-21)23.9[citation needed]
Joe and Helen want to spend time alone together but Brian keeps interrupting them. After they kick him out of the house Brian meet Gwen who is spontaneous and convinces Brian to marry her... while jumping out of an airplane. Joe and Helen try to talk them out of it only to find they're no match for Gwen.
2519"All in the Family"Noam PitlikBryan WinterMarch 7, 1991 (1991-03-07)23.1[citation needed]
Brian dates young pilot Kenny's mother. Knowing Brian's ways with women, Kenny isn't thrilled. Subplot: Joe is paranoid that Helen is keeping a secret from him after she finds the name of an ex in his rolodex.
2620"Mother Wore Stripes"Noam PitlikDavid LloydMarch 14, 1991 (1991-03-14)23.1[citation needed]
Joe and Brian’s estranged mother returns to reconnect with her sons. Brian is thrilled but Joe feigns apathy to hide his anger for having to be the responsible one of the Hackett household.
2721"Murder She Roast"Noam PitlikDave HackelMarch 21, 1991 (1991-03-21)23.1[citation needed]
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.
2822"Duet for Cello and Plane"Noam PitlikPhilip LaZebnikMarch 28, 1991 (1991-03-28)23.3[citation needed]
Helen gets a music job with the Maine symphony orchestra forcing her and Joe to talk about their future. Joe and Helen have a messy fight and break up after neither is able to commit to changing their life for the other. When the symphony job falls through Helen leaves for New York City.

Season 3 (1991–92)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
291"The Naked Truth"Andy AckermanDave HackelSeptember 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.
302"Is That a Subpoena in Your Pocket?"Andy AckermanBill Diamond & Michael SaltzmanSeptember 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.
313"The Taming of the Shrew"Andy AckermanChristopher LloydOctober 10, 1991 (1991-10-10)22.5
Helen goes to a group therapy session to deal with her feelings for Joe.
324"I Ain't Got No Bunny"Andy AckermanKen Levine & David IsaacsOctober 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.
335"If Elected, I Will Not Live"Andy AckermanLarry BalmagiaOctober 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.
346"My Brother's Keeper"Andy AckermanDavid LloydNovember 7, 1991 (1991-11-07)22.7
When a rich woman, Mimsy Borogroves (Tyne Daly), comes to the island, she starts dating Brian.
357"Crate Expectations"Andy AckermanDave HackelNovember 14, 1991 (1991-11-14)21.4
The gang plans a surprise birthday for Joe.
368"Ladies Who Lunch"Andy AckermanKathryn BakerNovember 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.
379"Try to Remember the Night He Dismembered"Andy AckermanBill Diamond & Michael SaltzmanDecember 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.
3810"The Late Mrs. Biggins"Andy AckermanSteven LevitanDecember 12, 1991 (1991-12-12)21.4
Roy reveals the fact that his late wife is not dead, she left him.
3911"The Bogey Men"Andy AckermanLarry BalmagiaDecember 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.
4012"Marriage, Italian Style"Andy AckermanChristopher LloydJanuary 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.
4113"Divorce, American Style"Andy AckermanSteven LevitanJanuary 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.
4214"Stew in a Stew"Andy AckermanDavid AngellJanuary 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.
4315"This Old House"Andy AckermanDavid LloydJanuary 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.
4416"Planes, Trains, and Visiting Cranes"Andy AckermanKen Levine & David IsaacsFebruary 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.
4517"Das Plane"Andy AckermanBill Diamond & Michael SaltzmanFebruary 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.
4618"Take My Life, Please"Andy AckermanChristopher LloydFebruary 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.
4719"Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy"Andy AckermanDave HackelApril 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.
4820"The Bank Dick"Andy AckermanDavid LloydApril 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.
4921"Say It Ain't So, Joe"Andy AckermanSteven LevitanApril 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.
5022"As Fate Would Have It"Andy AckermanLarry BalmagiaMay 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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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
511"Lifeboat"Andy AckermanChristopher LloydSeptember 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.
522"The Fortune Cookie"Andy AckermanDavid LloydOctober 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.
533"Noses Off"Andy AckermanKen Levine & David IsaacsOctober 8, 1992 (1992-10-08)19.8
When a plastic surgeon informs Brian of his imperfect nose, he plans to get a new one.
544"Blackout Biggins"Andy AckermanSteven LevitanOctober 22, 1992 (1992-10-22)17.5
Roy faints when he tries to sing the National Anthem at a baseball game.
555"Mathers of the Heart"Andy AckermanAdam BelanoffOctober 29, 1992 (1992-10-29)21.1
Lowell goes on a date with Helen.
566"Two Jerks and a Jill"David Lee and Andy AckermanDave HackelNovember 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.
577"It's So Nice to Have a Mather Around the House"David LeeKen Levine & David IsaacsNovember 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.
588"Just Say No"Andy AckermanAdam BelanoffNovember 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.
599"It May Have Happened One Night"Andy AckermanChristopher LloydDecember 3, 1992 (1992-12-03)20.6
Everyone's trying to find out whether or not Joe slept with Alex.
6010"The Customer's Usually Right"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Janet LeahyDecember 17, 1992 (1992-12-17)22.1
In this Christmas episode, Joe has a meltdown when he's charged a 50-cent rewinding fee on a tape he is sure he rewound.
6111"Exit Laughing"Andy AckermanLarry BalmagiaJanuary 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.
6212"What the Cabbie Saw"Judy PioliSteven LevitanJanuary 14, 1993 (1993-01-14)22.8
Antonio fears for his life when he testifies against a robber.
6313"Labor Pains"Andy AckermanDave HackelJanuary 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.
6414"I've Got a Secret"Andy AckermanAdam BelanoffFebruary 4, 1993 (1993-02-04)17.4
Alex thinks Antonio blabbed her secret about posing for Playboy.
6515"The Gift: Part 1"Andy AckermanDavid AngellFebruary 11, 1993 (1993-02-11)18.7
Joe mortgages 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".
6616"The Gift: Part 2"Andy AckermanDavid AngellFebruary 18, 1993 (1993-02-18)17.5
Helen gets the job, but the string quartet drives Helen crazy.
6717"I Love Brian"Andy AckermanIan GurvitzFebruary 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.
6818"The Key to Alex"Andy AckermanDavid LloydApril 8, 1993 (1993-04-08)13.1
Joe and Brian try to be more sensitive to get to Alex.
6919"The Houseguest"Andy AckermanBill Diamond & Michael SaltzmanApril 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.
7020"Goodbye, Old Friend"Andy AckermanChristopher LloydApril 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.
7121"Another Wedding"Andy AckermanLarry BalmagiaMay 6, 1993 (1993-05-06)17.3
The gang gets invited to attend the wedding of Walter.
7222"Date Package Number Seven"Andy AckermanSteven LevitanMay 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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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
731"Stop in the Name of Love"Andy AckermanDave HackelSeptember 16, 1993 (1993-09-16)19.8
Everyone is skeptical when Brian tells them his relationship with Alex is different from all the others.
742"Terminal Jealousy"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Mark ReismanSeptember 23, 1993 (1993-09-23)20.8
Roy gets bored and decides to have some fun at everyone else's expense.
753"Bye-Bye, Bunny"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Ian GurvitzSeptember 30, 1993 (1993-09-30)20.2
After Lowell finalizes his divorce with Bunny, he starts sleeping with her again.
764"Business or Pleasure"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Steven LevitanOctober 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.
775"An Affair to Forget"Andy AckermanDave HackelOctober 14, 1993 (1993-10-14)21.2
Joe becomes everyone's chauffeur. First for Brian and Alex, then for Helen.
786"A Black Eye Affair"Andy AckermanSteven LevitanOctober 28, 1993 (1993-10-28)23.3
Helen gets a black eye before she has a date with Davis.
797"Joe Blows: Part 1"David LeeSteven LevitanNovember 4, 1993 (1993-11-04)24.0
Joe gets tired of everyone running to him with their problems, so he leaves the island. Kevin Connolly appears in this episode.
808"Joe Blows: Part 2"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Ian GurvitzNovember 11, 1993 (1993-11-11)20.7
Brian is now in charge of the airline and realizes how much he needs Joe.
819"2 Good 2 Be 4 Gotten"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Rick Copp & David A. GoodmanNovember 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.
8210"Come Fly with Me"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Howard GewirtzDecember 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.
8311"Happy Holidays"Andy AckermanMark ReismanDecember 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.
8412"Ready, Teddy, Go"Andy AckermanJoyce GittlinJanuary 6, 1994 (1994-01-06)25.8
Helen's upset because she thinks Davis (Mark Harelik) bought her a teddy.
8513"Oh Give Me a Home Where the Mathers Don't Roam"Peter BonerzShelly LandauJanuary 20, 1994 (1994-01-20)21.8
Lowell buys a new house, but is afraid of living there alone.
8614"The Faygitive"Peter BonerzShelly LandauJanuary 27, 1994 (1994-01-27)25.7
Fay thinks she's being stalked when a P.I. starts asking questions.
8715"Say Uncle Carlton"Peter BonerzSteven LevitanFebruary 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.
8816"Hey, Nineteen"Peter BonerzHoward GewirtzFebruary 10, 1994 (1994-02-10)27.6
Joe dates a nineteen-year-old woman.
8917"Exclusively Yours"Peter BonerzDavid LloydFebruary 14, 1994 (1994-02-14)
Brian and Alex vow to date only each other. Guest star: Lee Garlington.
9018"Moonlighting"Peter BonerzIan GurvitzFebruary 17, 1994 (1994-02-17)
The gang recalls odd jobs they've had in the off season.
9119"Sleepless in Nantucket"Peter BonerzJeffrey Richman and Joyce GittlinMarch 10, 1994 (1994-03-10)20.7
Brian moves in with Alex, and they find each other hard to live with.
9220"Boys Will Be Girls"Peter BonerzDavid LloydApril 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.
9321"Roy Crazy"Peter BonerzMark ReismanApril 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.
9422"Long Distance Lament"Peter BonerzShelly LandauApril 28, 1994 (1994-04-28)17.9
When Davis (Mark Harelik) cancels another date with Helen, she decides to date another guy.
9523"Call of the Wild"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.Howard Gewirtz and Steven LevitanMay 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.
9624"A Decent Proposal"Peter BonerzMark Reisman and Ian GurvitzMay 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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971"Whose Wife Is It Anyway"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Ian GurvitzSeptember 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.
982"Twisted Sister"David LeeSteven LevitanSeptember 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.
993"The Shrink"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Mark ReismanOctober 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.
1004"The Spark and How to Get It"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Howard GewirtzOctober 11, 1994 (1994-10-11)19.2
After his therapist pronounces him fully recovered from his break-up with Alex, Brian plunges back into the dating world. His efforts at the Club Car yield nothing of interest (despite Antonio's assistance with the "Good Cop, Bad Cop" routine), so he follows the advice of others and starts dating casual friend Joan. That elusive "spark" that is missing from their first three dates finally comes to life when Brian breaks up with her. Meanwhile, Lowell prepares a commencement speech address for his alma mater and Casey has trouble getting a good haircut.
1015"The Waxman Cometh"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Shelly LandauOctober 18, 1994 (1994-10-18)18.2
After receiving 20,000 dollars from the family trust fund, Lowell invests the money in an old wax museum. Despite everyone's doubts about it, Lowell renovates the museum, but at the lackluster grand reopening of "Lowell Mather's House O' Wax", he comes to realize it won't be easy. When news comes of a disastrous fire at the museum, Lowell is determined to start again from scratch, but when he realizes that the place is fully insured against fire, he's thankful just to have his money back
1026"Is That a Ten Foot Sandwich or Are You Just Glad to See Me?"Jeff MelmanEllen Byron & Lissa KapstromNovember 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)19.9
Joe and Helen just want some time alone with one and another, but Brian and Casey continually interrupt them. To apologize, Brian and Casey decide to surprise them with an engagement party, but Antonio misinterprets an overheard conversation and believes Brian to be sleeping with Casey. When she hears about it, Helen drags Joe to the party site well before they are expected.
1037"All's Fare"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Steven LevitanNovember 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.
1048"Miss Jenkins"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Michael SardoNovember 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.
1059"If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother"Jeff MelmanJoyce Gittlin and Jeffrey RichmanNovember 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.
10610"The Wrong Stuff"Leonard R. Garner Jr.David LloydNovember 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?
10711"Insanity Claus"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Ian GurvitzDecember 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.
10812"She's Baaack"Rick BerenRick Copp & David A. GoodmanJanuary 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.
10913"Have I Got a Couple for You"Jeff MelmanMark ReismanJanuary 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.
11014"Fools Russian"Jeff MelmanHoward GewirtzJanuary 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.
11115"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"Jeff MelmanEllen Byron & Lissa KapstromFebruary 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.
11216"Remembrance of Flings Past: Part 1"Jeff MelmanIan GurvitzFebruary 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.
11317"Remembrance of Flings Past: Part 2"Jeff MelmanHoward Gewirtz and Steven LevitanFebruary 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.
11418"Gone But Not Faygotten"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Shelly Landau and Michael SardoFebruary 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.
11519"Ex, Lies, and Videotape"Jeff MelmanEllen Byron & Lissa KapstromFebruary 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).
11620"Portrait of the Con Artist as a Young Man"Ken LevineJoyce Gittlin and Jeffrey RichmanMarch 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.
11721"The Love Life and Times of Joe and Helen"Jeff MelmanSteven LevitanApril 4, 1995 (1995-04-04)18.3
Brian makes a video diary of Joe and Helen's relationship for them as a wedding gift.
11822"A House to Die For"Jeff MelmanDavid LloydMay 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.
11923"Nuptials Off"Jeff MelmanMichael SardoMay 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.
12024"Et Tu, Antonio?"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Ian Gurvitz and Mark ReismanMay 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.
12125"Boys Just Wanna Have Fun"Rick BerenMichael Sardo and Shelly LandauMay 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.
12226"Here It Is: The Big Wedding"Jeff MelmanEllen Byron & Lissa KapstromMay 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

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1231"Burnin' Down the House: Part 1"Jeff MelmanIan GurvitzSeptember 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.
1242"Burnin' Down the House: Part 2"Jeff MelmanHoward GewirtzSeptember 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.
1253"Death Becomes Him"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Mark Reisman and Ian GurvitzOctober 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.
1264"The Person Formerly Known as Lowell"Jeff MelmanMark ReismanOctober 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.
1275"Hooker, Line, and Sinker"Rick BerenChristopher VaneNovember 7, 1995 (1995-11-07)17.7
Joe and Brian set up Antonio with a fabulous woman, only to then realize she is a call girl. Subplot: When Casey shows drawing talent, Roy shows her a manuscript to a children's book he wrote, asking if she would illustrate it.
1286"She's Gotta Have It"Jeff MelmanEllen Byron & Lissa KapstromNovember 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.
1297"So Long, Frank Lloyd Wrong"Rick BerenHoward GewitzNovember 21, 1995 (1995-11-21)15.8
Joe and Helen engage a famous architect to build their new home. Subplot: Brian must find out why Budd, the new mechanic for Sandpiper to replace Lowell, is having bad flashbacks of his days in the USMC.
1308"When a Man Loves a Donut"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Jeffrey Richman and Joyce GittlinNovember 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.
1319"The Big Sleep"Jeff MelmanMichael SardoDecember 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.
13210"Twas the Heist Before Christmas"Jeff MelmanEllen Byron & Lissa KapstromDecember 19, 1995 (1995-12-19)19.1
Joe and Helen throw a Christmas party that everyone wants to leave.
13311"Honey, We Broke the Kid"Jeff MelmanLori KirklandJanuary 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.
13412"B.S. I Love You"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Christopher VaneJanuary 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 throws away a chain letter as superstitious garbage and bad fortune follows.
13513"Sons and Lovers"Jeff MelmanJeffrey Richman and Joyce GittlinJanuary 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. Meanwhile, Joe becomes frustrated in his attempts to win Helen a stuffed bear from the Claw machine.
13614"Bye, George"Jeff MelmanJim McGoulfJanuary 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: A bedridden Joe expects Helen to baby him.
13715"The Team Player"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Howard GewirtzFebruary 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 and Antonio selling the empty seat to a woman with a standby ticket. This soon ruins Sandpiper's business reputation, even making its way into a Tonight Show joke (Jay Leno in a cameo).
13816"Love at First Flight"Darryl BatesMichael SardoFebruary 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.
13917"Lynch Party"Jeff MelmanIan Gurvitz and Mark ReismanFebruary 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.
14018"One Flew Over the Cooper's Nest"Jeff MelmanEllen Byron & Lissa KapstromFebruary 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.
14119"Driving Mr. DeCarlo"Jeff MelmanChristopher VaneMarch 12, 1996 (1996-03-12)16.7
Antonio starts driving around a man everyone thinks is connected to the mob.
14220"A Tale of Two Sister Cities"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Jeffrey RichmanMarch 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 increasingly angry with other men who pay attention to Helen.
14321"What About Larry?"Jeff MelmanMark Reisman and Michael SardoApril 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.
14422"The Lady Vanishes"Jeff MelmanIan Gurvitz and Michael SardoApril 23, 1996 (1996-04-23)18.6
Antonio goes on a quest looking for this woman he met in the terminal.
14523"Life Could Be a Dream"Jeff MelmanLori KirklandApril 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.
14624"The Lyin' King"Jeff MelmanChristopher VaneMay 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.
14725"Love Overboard"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Ellen Byron & Lissa KapstromMay 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.
14826"Grouses, Houses, and Bickering Spouses"Jeff MelmanJeffrey Richman and Lori KirklandMay 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

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1491"Porno for Pyros"Jeff MelmanIan GurvitzSeptember 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 thinks Joe, Helen, Brian and Casey are conspiring to commit insurance fraud. Antonio manages to woo the woman and get a room at the Century Inn, where she leaves an unextinguished cigarette lying around.
1502"Like a Neighbor Scorned"Jeff MelmanHoward GewirtzSeptember 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 to bail him out of $5000 of gambling debts and Barbara bluntly accuses Helen of sleeping with Steve. Now scared of these two, Joe and Helen must find a way to avoid them, even going so far as to break into their own dark house. Subplot: Antonio receives his recently deceased Uncle Bernardo's personal belongings, including perfumed letters written to Gina Lollobrigida.
1513"Maybe It's You"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Mark ReismanOctober 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).
1524"Single and Hating It"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Ellen Byron & Lissa KapstromOctober 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.
1535"Too Beautiful for You"Joyce GittlinLori KirklandOctober 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.
1546"The Gift of Life"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Michael SardoOctober 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.
1557"Olive or Twist"Jeff MelmanJeffrey RichmanNovember 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.
1568"Wingless: Part 1"Darryl BatesChristopher VaneNovember 13, 1996 (1996-11-13)10.3
A financial crisis forces Joe to seek out an investor. When businessman Edgar 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.
1579"Wingless: Part 2"Jeff MelmanIan GurvitzNovember 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. Through learning that Roy cannot break into the market of charter flights, Cord proposes making Sandpiper an exclusive charter service, and has Joe and Brian fly a pair of bickering mother-daughter country music singers. When the tour fails, Cord tries fleeing, only for Joe and Helen to tell him he must be a man and face his father at a business meeting in New York.
15810"Wingless: Part 3"Jeff MelmanLori KirklandDecember 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.
15911"All About Christmas Eve"Joyce GittlinMichael SardoDecember 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 defuse 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.
16012"Let's Talk about Sex"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Ellen Byron & Lissa KapstromJanuary 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.
16113"Hosed"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Story by : Christopher Vane and Art Baer & Ben Joelson
Teleplay by : Christopher Vane
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.
16214"Just Call Me Angel"Jeff MelmanChristopher Vane and Lori KirklandFebruary 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. Cameo appearance by Steve Young playing himself as one of the flight's passengers.
16315"Fay There, Georgy Girl"Jeff MelmanKen KeelerFebruary 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.
16416"Escape from New York"Jeff MelmanJeffrey RichmanFebruary 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. Cameo appearance by Calvert DeForest.
16517"House of Blues"Jeff MelmanJeffrey RichmanMarch 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 teenagers who have pictures of them doing various things around their house in the nude. Guest Starring Sibel Ergener.
16618"Ms. Write"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Ellen Byron & Lissa KapstromMarch 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.
16719"Dreamgirl"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Michael SardoApril 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.
16820"Heartache Tonight"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Lori KirklandApril 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.
16921"Oedipus Wrecks"Darryl BatesEllen Byron & Lissa KapstromMay 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.
17022"Raging Bull*&@!"Jeff MelmanChristopher VaneMay 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 releasesEdit

All eight seasons of this series have been released on DVD.[8]

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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