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Episode Number, Title, Brief Description, Write, Director, and Original Air Date

Ep #

Episode Title

Brief Description Writer Director Original
Air Date

Season 1

01 1-1 Pilot A down-on-his-luck stockbroker discovers he's getting tomorrow's Sun-Times... and a cat. A bank robbery endangers Marissa's life. Teleplay by:
Bob Brush,
Ian Abrams

Story by:
Patrick Q. Page,
Vik Rubenfeld,
Ian Abrams

Michael Dinner September 28, 1996
02 1-2 The Choice Gary must choose -- save a little girl or stop a plane crash. Bob Brush,
John Romano
Michael Dinner October 5, 1996
03 1-3 Baby Gary gets distracted by a mysterious blonde. Chuck is to deliver twins.

Bob Brush,
Alex Taub

Randall Zisk October 12, 1996
04 1-4 The Paper Gary tries to prevent a saucy reporter, Meredith Carson, from finding out his secret. Bob Brush,
John Romano
Michael Nankin October 19, 1996
05 1-5 Thief Swipes
Mayor's Dog
Someone wants revenge against the Mayor's dog.
Gary uncovers a lottery scheme.
Bob Brush,
Robert Rabinowitz,
John Romano
Susan Seidelman October 26, 1996
06 1-6 Hoops Gary helps a high-school basketball star with a medical condition.
Chuck buys a car. Marissa meets an old flame.
Bob Brush Rick Rosenthal November 2, 1996
07 1-7

After Midnight

A woman abandons her baby. Chuck falls in love with a cab-mate.

Deborah Joy LeVine

Michael Toshiyuki Uno November 9, 1996
08 1-8 Gun Gary gets between a woman and her violent ex while trying to prevent a handgun death. Robert Rabinowitz,
Alex Taub
Jace Alexander November 16, 1996
09 1-9 His Girl Thursday Chuck and Meredith steal Gary's paper with disastrous results. Jeff Melvoin Stephen Cragg November 23, 1996
10 1-10 The Wrong Man Gary must prevent the murder of his former boss.
Marcia becomes engaged.
Alex Taub David Jones December 7, 1996
11 1-11


Chuck escapes jail with Santa. Gary tracks down a teddy-bear bomber.

Bob Brush

Daniel Attias December 21, 1996
12 1-12 Frostbit Chuck saves Gary and a homeless boy from freezing to death. Alex Taub,
Deborah Joy LeVine,
Bob Brush
Lee Bonner January 11, 1997
13 1-13 Mob Wife Chuck falls in love with a mobster's girl. Dusty Kay,
Norman Morrill,
Alex Taub
Rick Rosenthal January 25, 1997
14 1-14 The Wall, Part 1 Secret Service guy suspects Gary of foul play. Bob Brush Michael Dinner February 1, 1997
15 1-15 The Wall, Part 2 Both the police and tomorrow's paper accuse Gary of attempted assassination. Bob Brush James Quinn February 8, 1997
16 1-16 Bat Masterson A former cop sets out to find his partner's killer.

Dusty Kay

Rick Wallace February 22, 1997
17 1-17 The Jury Gary gets jury duty, tries to prove the defendant is being framed. Teleplay by:
Norman Morrill

Story by:
Norman Morrill,
Matt Dearborn

Stephen Cragg March 8, 1997
18 1-18 Psychic Gary and a psychic help find a kidnapped baby. Alexander J Taub,
Gina Wendkos
Mel Damski April 12, 1997
19 1-19 The Cat The cat starts delivering the Paper to a dying woman. Norman Morrill Daniel Attias April 13, 1997
20 1-20 Phantom At
The Opera
Gary falls for an artist, soon to be reunited with an old love. John J Sakmar,
Kerry Lenhart
Jan Eliasberg April 19, 1997
21 1-21 Faith While in the hospital, Gary befriends a girl waiting for a new heart. Bob Brush John Kretchmer April 26, 1997
22 1-22 Dad Gary's dad comes for a visit and "helps" with the Paper. Alex Taub,
Bob Brush
Randy Zisk May 3, 1997
23 1-23 Love is Blind Gary suspects Marissa's study partner of attempted murder. John J Sakmar,
Kerry Lenhart
Michael Lange May 10, 1997
Season 2
24 2-1 Home Gary's hotel room burns down. a greedy developer plans to turn an orphanage into a parking lot... along with the gang's favorite hangout-McGinty's. H. Wiggins Mel Damski September 27, 1997
25 2-2 The Medal A ceremony in his honor triggers years' worth of guilt and flashbacks in a Vietnam hero. Chuck falls in love. Sean Clark Daniel Attias October 4, 1997
26 2-3 The Wedding Gary and Chuck are asked to cater the wedding of Gary's former high-school sweetheart. Carla Kettner James Quinn October 11, 1997
27 2-4 Jenny Sloane A cancer-stricken boy refuses to undergo treatment. Alex Taub Gary Nelson October 18, 1997
28 2-5 Downsized A man facing a mid-life crisis decides to have plastic surgery. Nick Harding Mel Damski October 25, 1997
29 2-6 Angels and Devils A nun running a night basketball program considers leaving her order when one of her "kids" is killed in a robbery attempt. Sean Cholodenko Gary Nelson November 1, 1997
30 2-7 Redfellas A Russian violinist is plagued by a series of suspicious accidents. Carla Kettner John Kretchmer November 8, 1997
31 2-8 March in Time Gary faces a moral dilemma when he learns of a white supremacist's impending assassination. Randy Feldman Robert Ginty November 15, 1997
32 2-9 A Regular Joe A stressed-out Gary takes Sundays off, helps the Bears. Chuck and Marissa clash over the running of McGinty's. Jeff Melvoin Mel Damski November 22, 1997
33 2-10 A Bris is Just a Bris Chuck turns truthful when he is smitten with a Rabbi. Gary comes between his cook and an accident-prone librarian. Alex Taub Scott Paulin December 20, 1997
34 2-11 A Minor Miracle Gary tries to prevent a little girl's death and becomes a suspect in her disappearance. Randy Feldman Jim Charleston Januray 10, 1998
35 2-12 Romancing the Throne A bored princess hides out at McGinty's. Carla Kettner Gary Nelson January 17, 1998
36 2-13 Walk, Don't Run Gary accepts a post as City Supervisor to get a traffic light built. Sean Clark Richard Heus January 24, 1998
37 2-14 The Return of Crumb A soon-to-retire Crumb becomes the target of a ruthless D.A. out to prove police corruption. Randy Feldman Gary Nelson January 31, 1998
38 2-15 Mum's the Word Marissa is cursed by earrings stolen from a mummy exhibit by her new boyfriend. Robert Masello John Patterson April 4, 1998
39 2-16 Where or When Gary has a "Rear Window" experience while confined to a wheelchair. Shannon Dobson David Crossman April 11, 1998
40 2-17 The FourthCarpathian Gary disappears and the paper is delivered to his parent's house. Alex Taub Gary Nelson April 18, 1998
41 2-18 The Quality |of Mercy An ex-con is determined to kill the prosecutor who put him away. David T Levinson Fisher Stevens April 25, 1998
42 2-19 Show Me The Monet An art forger wants help breaking into a museum to return a stolen masterpiece. Nick Harding Mel Damski May 2, 1998
43 2-20 Don't Walk
Away, Renee
Thugs kidnap Gary's parents to force him and a childhood friend to turn over a revolutionary computer program. Sean Clark,
Alex Taub
Gary Nelson May 9, 1998
44 2-21 Hot Time in
the Old Town
Gary gets hit on the head and goes "back in time" to prevent the Great Chicago Fire. Carla Kettner Gary Nelson May 16, 1998
45 2-22 Second Sight Marissa thinks her sight is returning. Chuck discovers the victim of a mob murder and becomes a hunted man. H. Wiggins Daniel Attias May 23, 1998
Season 3
46 3-1 Blackout A blackout engulfs the city. Gary must prevent mob violence. Patrick, the new bartender, helps out. Star Frohman Gary Nelson September 26, 1998
47 3-2 Collision Gary tries to locate the driver responsible for a multiple car pile-up. Erica and Henry Paget arrive on the scene. Alex Taub Randy Zisk October 3, 1998
48 3-3 A Horse
Is A Horse
Henry discovers the Paper's secret, helps his dad pick winning horses. Carla Kettner Lee Bonner October 10, 1998
49 3-4 Lt. Hobson, U.S.N. An Admiral notices Gary's heroism. Henry meddles in world politics. Sean Clark Mel Damski October 17, 1998
50 3-5 Saint Nick Gary must confront his feelings for Erica when her old flame, a philanthropist, comes to town. Jeff Melvoin Jim Quinn October 24, 1998
51 3-6


Two witches kidnap Gary, thinking he's a warlock. poisoned treats are passed out to the children.

Bob Brush

Gary Nelson October 31, 1998
52 3-7 Up Chuck A desperate Chuck comes back to town trying to convince Gary that he's hit the big time. Alex Taub David Grossman November 7, 1998
53 3-8 Deadline Gary enlists the help of reporter Molly Greene to save an innocent man on death row. Sean Clark Scott Paulin November 14, 1998
54 3-9 In Gary We Trust Gary's life is in danger after he witnesses a mob hit. Toni Brigatti becomes his protector. Carla Kettner Ian Barry November 21, 1998
55 3-10 Nest Egg Gary's mother invests the retirement money with a con artist. Alex Taub,
Sean Clark
Gary Nelson December 5, 1998
56 3-11 Teen Angels When the newspaper arrives in tatters, Gary must pose as a substitute teacher to find out who will be involved in a shooting. Laura Doyle James Quinn December 19, 1998
57 3-12 Slippity-Doo-Dah Gary's efforts to prevent a woman's fall on ice could snowball into a deadly bus crash. Gary baby-sits Henry. Carla Kettner Fisher Stevens January 9, 1999
58 3-13 The Last
A retired treasury agent believes Al Capone's last living henchman can lead him to the mobster's long-lost fortune. Sean Clark Randy Roberts January 16, 1999
59 3-14 Just One of
Those Things
Gary tells Erica about the paper, but she refuses to believe him. A girl gets trapped in an old refrigerator. Alex Taub Gary Nelson February 6, 1999
60 3-15 Funny Valentine A baseball player decides to stay in Chicago after falling in love with a doctor. Marissa meets a new guy-Emmett Brown. Jeff Melvoin Adam Nimoy February 13, 1999
61 3-16 Number One
With A Bullet
A rap artist will be mortally wounded at his upcoming concert. Attica Locke David Petrarca February 20, 1999
62 3-17 Two To Tangle A couple are involved in a bitter dispute over their lingerie company. Henry and their daughter become friends. Rick Mittleman Jim Quinn February 27, 1999
63 3-18 Fate Gary questions his involvement with the paper after failing to rescue a homeless man during an apartment fire. Gary reads his own obituary.

Carla Kettner

Gary Nelson March 20, 1999
64 3-19 Crumb Again Federal Agent Brigatti tries to track down the person responsible for the attempted murder of Retire Police Detective Crumb. Sean Clark Mel Damski April 3, 1999
65 3-20 Pinch Hitters Gary is in quarantine after being bitten by a monkey. Marissa and Emmett (who is learning to be a lawyer) take care of the paper for the day. Dan Freudenberger Tod Pfeiffer April 17, 1999
66 3-21 Home Groan Gary returns to his hometown to catch two thieves and gets in trouble with the local police. Alex Taub Scott Paulin May 1, 1999
67 3-22 Play It Again, Sammo Sammo Law follows a criminal to Chicago. Sean Clark Gary Nelson May 8, 1999
68 3-23 Blowing Up Is
Hard To Do
Gary saves Detective Armstrong's wife from drowning, prevents a series of bombs. Gary and Erica have "relationship" troubles. Jeff Pinkner,
Carla Kettner
David Grossman May 15, 1999
Season 4
69 4-1 The Out-of-Towner Gary meets a New Yorker who has been getting tomorrow's Daily News for the past six years but who uses the paper to make money. Alex Taub Gary Nelson September 25, 1999
70 4-2 Duck Day Afternoon Gary's parents unexpectedly show up after a tornado sweeps through Hickory, but their extended visit leads to a hostage situation. Gary's efforts to save ducks gets the attention of Sun-Times photo-journalist, Miguel Diaz. Carla Kettner Randy Roberts October 2, 1999
71 4-3 Take Me Out To
The Ball Game
Chuck returns and learns that a rookie pitcher for the Cubs is going to throw a no-hitter. But the story disappears when Chuck secures tickets to the game. Sean Clark Reza Badiyl October 9, 1999
72 4-4 The Iceman Taketh Gary and Detective Brigatti go undercover as a high-society couple with the hope of catching a legendary jewel thief. Gary and Brigatti are forced to spend some days and nights together. James Stanley,
Messina Stanley
Scott Paulin October 16, 1999
73 4-5 Camera Shy Gary inadvertently gets Miguel fired... twice. Miguel's accidental snapshot of a thought-to-be-dead criminal may cost him his life.

Eric Tuchman

Reza Badiyil October 23, 1999
74 4-6 Wild Card Gary's attempts to relax with the newspaper backfire when Patrick's interference keeps changing the news, finally putting him in a life-threatening situation at a Halloween rave party. Josh Applebaum,
Andre Nemec
Kevin Dowling October 30, 1999
75 4-7 Fatal Edition Part 1 Gary is arrested for the murder of an investigative reporter. He was trying to save the reporter's life, but arrived too late after the paper printed the wrong time of death. Jeff Pinkner Gary Nelson November 6, 1999
76 4-8 Fatal Edition Part 2 Brigatti, now believing that Gary is innocent in the death of a reporter, is in danger herself when she discovers new evidence. Doris Egan Gary Nelson November 13, 1999
77 4-9 Weathergirl Gary supplies accurate weather reports to a forecaster he has begun dating. Uncle Phil takes one job after another and gets himself into trouble. Alex Taub Mel Damski November 20, 1999
78 4-10

Run, Gary, Run

Gary must race against the clock to save Marissa from being killed while crossing the street.

Carla Kettner

Scott Paulin December 18, 1999
79 4-11 Rose Gary, along with private investigator Crumb, attempts to help Rose, a woman who claims to be suffering from amnesia.

Lorin Wertheimer

Julia Rask February 19, 2000
80 4-12 Snow Angels A blizzard hits Chicago and Gary worries that he won't be able to rescue everyone who needs his help.

Josh Appelbaum,
Andre Nemec

Sander Stern February 26, 2000
81 4-13 Gifted Gary must teach a girl that her clairvoyance is a gift.

Messina Stanley,
James Stanley

Kevin Dowling March 4, 2000
82 4-14 Performance Anxiety When another recipient of tomorrow's news stops receiving his paper, he steals Gary's. Doris Egan Gary Nelson March 11, 2000
83 4-15 False Witness Gary lies to help Miguel's brother, whom he has caught stealing cars, but later questions his decision. Eric Tuchman Ian Barry March 25, 2000
84 4-16 The Play's The Thing Gary gets bit by the acting bug when he makes a routine save at a small theatre... whom should he run into but Crumb. Michael Katz Deborah Reinisch April 8, 2000
85 4-17

Blind Faith

Gary temporarily loses his sight in an accident and must rely on instinct to rescue a 9-year-old boy.

Jeff Pinkner

Jim Quinn April 22, 2000
86 4-18 Occasionally Amber Gary finds himself torn between trusting his best friend's fiancee-a former con woman-or telling Chuck about her past.

Lawrence Myers

Kyle Chandler April 29, 2000
87 4-19 Mel Schwartz, Bounty Hunter Gary must keep rescuing an accountant who is determined to become a bounty hunter.

Alex Taub

Todd Pfeiffer May 6, 2000
88 4-20 Time Gary discovers that Lucius Snow saved his life when he was 11 years old. Karla Kettner Mel Damski May 13, 2000
89 4-21 Everybody Goes
To Rick's
Gary finds himself in 1929 trying to save a man from the St. Valentine's Day massacre. James Stanley,
Messina Stanley,
Lorin Wertheimer
Gary Nelson May 20, 2000
90 4-22 Luck Of The Irish Gary is cursed when he refuses further service to an elderly Irishman, which affects the life of a lovely immigrant. Gary's mother thinks he's engaged. Sean Clark Gary Nelson May 27, 2000

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