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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Year: 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

29 September 1993
Grace has divorced her abusive husband and is on her own with three children. She gets a job at the refinery, one of the two first women hired. Grace is called away from work to the school where her oldest, Quentin, has been in a fight. As they talk, she realizes that he has known about his father's abuse. Grace's friend introduces her to the pharmacist.

Season 1, Episode 2: Up on the Roof

6 October 1993
Grace has a talk with Quentin's teacher and, while the teacher has concerns about Quentin, it seems she has family issues also. Grace finds Quentin up on the roof and he says he used to go there when Grace and his father fought. Now he goes there to do some thinking. The men discover what he does up there.

Season 1, Episode 3: Grace Undergraduate

13 October 1993
Grace's former in-laws have the children for the weekend. The men plan to 'save' Russell's former dog from his neuter appointment tomorrow. Grace and Nadine are invited to a frat house party.

Season 1, Episode 4: The Good, the Bad and the Pharmacist

20 October 1993
On payday, Grace discovers her paycheck is being taken by the IRS. Russell's wife tells him that she wants him back. Russell discovers the way to help Grace with the IRS.

Season 1, Episode 5: Second Time Around

27 October 1993
Nadine talks Grace into going to a dance put on by The Second Time Around group, for divorced and widowed persons. Grace runs into, and is asked out by, Nadine's first ex-husband. Nadine and Wade invite the couple to dinner.

Season 1, Episode 6: Sister, Sister

3 November 1993
Grace's sisters come to visit for her birthday.

Season 1, Episode 7: A Picture's Worth... $9.95

17 November 1993
Grace goes on a blind date with a man who admits that the shirt he's wearing was 'found' on top of the neighbour's trash. His repeated demonstrations of frugality wear Grace down. Meanwhile, Libby is having a difficult time relating to her baby brother.

Season 1, Episode 8: Grace Under Oath

24 November 1993
Jimmy wins a big settlement after falling down the stairs and Grace needs it because he hasn't been paying child support. A law student gets permission to take her case and all they have to do it show that Jimmy hasn't paid. Grace is given 15 seconds to make her case.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton

Charles Hallahan ... Bill Davis

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda

Walter Olkewicz ... Dougie Boudreau
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly
Jon Paul Steuer ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... Patrick Kelly

Cole Sprouse ... Patrick Kelly

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Louis Mandylor ... Carl

Dave Florek ... Vic

Ron Canada ... Judge Herman Brodax

Vernee Watson ... Vicki Hudson (as Verneé Watson-Johnson)
Andy Berman ... Richie Comstock (as Andrew Mark Berman)

Stephen Lee ... Arnold H. Humphrey
Mitzi Hoag ... Mrs. Esther Comstock

Bob Koherr ... Bailiff
Joshua Abramson ... Man (voice) (uncredited)

Blake Clark ... Jimmy (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 9: Grace in the Middle

1 December 1993
Nadine confesses to Grace that she wants to have a baby. Wade tells Grace he hates his job. Bill's wife tells Grace she knows Bill has been going to the track and has lost their savings.

Season 1, Episode 10: Say Goodnight, Gracie

8 December 1993
Grace is bumped up to permanent worker status, so is now eligible for benefits. It also involves working the night shift. Russell, Nadine and Wade take turns babysitting. But Grace misses reading them stories, tucking them in and will she also miss Libby's school program?

Season 1, Episode 11: Keeping Faith

15 December 1993
Grace's sister Faith collapses at work, so Russell and Grace rush to Alabama. Upon her release from the hospital, they bring her for a Christmas visit. Faith is having an affair and Grace invites her to move closer.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton

Charles Hallahan ... (credit only)

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda

Walter Olkewicz ... Dougie Boudreau (credit only)
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly
Jon Paul Steuer ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Valri Bromfield ... Faith Burdette

O'Neal Compton ... Doctor
Bradford English ... Fred Atkins
Shannon Holt ... Nurse
Sunday Theodore ... Candy Striper
Deborah Landis ... Nurse
Brian Taylor Lee ... Neil (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 12: With This Ring

5 January 1994
Grace takes the kids to see Nana Lil, their great-grandmother on Jimmy's side. She takes a liking to Libby and gives her a ring that's been in the family for a long time. Jimmy's mother is not happy with them having the ring.

Season 1, Episode 13: Simply Grace

12 January 1994
There's a new guy at work who's interested in Grace. Grace runs into Vickie at the pharmacy and she later comes to Grace for help. Wade asks Russell for advice about having a baby. Grace takes a chance on the new guy.

Season 1, Episode 14: The Agony, the Ecstasy and Bill Mazeroski

26 January 1994
Grace needs some time and a place for herself. While cleaning out the basement, she comes across some of her old paintings and vows to do more painting. The guys from work come to play poker. Wade teaches Grace that's it's not the physical space, but the mental space she needs to do what she enjoys.

Season 1, Episode 15: When You Wish Upon a Star

2 February 1994
Ryan asks Grace to go to Chicago with him for the weekend. He misses the flight due to a freak accident, so they decide to spend the night at his place. Grace tells him a story her father told her about finding a piece of a shooting star and he brings her a meteorite to wish on.

Season 1, Episode 16: Valentine's Day

9 February 1994
Quentin is obvious in his dislike for Ryan. Quentin orders a heart-shaped pizza for Grace, unaware that she has plans with Ryan. Feeling awkward, Ryan leaves. Faith and Russell break up. Nadine and Wade find baby-making to be a chore.

Season 1, Episode 17: Grace and Beauty

16 February 1994
Libby tells Grace her friend's mom is the 'best mom ever' and putting her daughter in a child's beauty pageant. Grace relents and says Libby can be in the pageant. Then the mother tells Grace that she doesn't have the 'breeding' to be pageant material. Now, to find a talent that Libby can showcase.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton

Charles Hallahan ... (credit only)

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda

Walter Olkewicz ... Dougie Boudreau (credit only)
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly
Jon Paul Steuer ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... Patrick Kelly

Cole Sprouse ... Patrick Kelly

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Valri Bromfield ... Faith Burdette

Christine Dunford ... Trish Baldwin

Nancy Lenehan ... Audrey Sheffield
J. Madison Wright ... Caroline Baldwin (as Madison Wright)

Rachael Bella ... Little Girl
Regina Leeds ... Stage Mother

Danielle Keaton ... Lisa Torres (as Danielle Wiener)

Lana McKissack ... Japanese Singer
Courtney Red-Horse Mohl ... Cherokee Singer
Adrian Zahiri ... Afghani Singer (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 18: Tears of Joy

9 March 1994
Quentin is in yet another fight at school and Grace tricks the teacher into canceling his expulsion. Grace finds a counselor for Quentin. Patrick is teething, Libby has a fever. Quentin finds Grace crying and they have a good cry together.

Season 1, Episode 19: It Happened One Week

16 March 1994
Grace takes time to rekindle with her ex due to the refinery explosion. Nadine and Wade may be expecting their first child.

Season 1, Episode 20: Things Left Undone

11 May 1994
It's Mother's Day and mother comes to visit. Faith gives them an earful.

Season 1, Episode 21: See Quentin Run

18 May 1994
Grace gets promoted to supervisor at the refinery to the dismay of some of her male co-workers. When Grace tells her ex-husband that Quentin can't spend the summer with him, Quentin runs away from home and ends up on Ryan's front stoop.

Season 1, Episode 22: A Car and a Kiss

25 May 1994
Libby and Sam are playing house and they have two different ideas of how to do that. Sam tells Libby they must kiss and Sam's mother catches them. Grace's car is finally done for and she goes to the used car lot to buy another, 'less old' one. Grace gets the price she wants.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: Grace Under Water

20 September 1994
A deluge of rain causes flooding, which brings difficult situations. Jimmy visits and ends up getting stuck at Grace's house, while Russell runs out into the storm to get Faith's insulin.

Season 2, Episode 2: Good Ol' Grace

27 September 1994
A new woman is brought into Grace's crew but is transferred back to her old crew when she complains about the men's language. Nadine and Wade have fertility problems.

Season 2, Episode 3: June 15, 1997

4 October 1994
Grace meets her new boss, John, who is buying time until he can retire. She also has money problems resulting in cutting back on child care costs and allowing Quentin to babysit.

Season 2, Episode 4: Pitch and Woo

11 October 1994
Grace goes to a local ballgame then ends up in a bar, where she meets one of the players and begins dating him.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly
Jon Paul Steuer ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Chris Mulkey ... Kurt Ross

Valri Bromfield ... Faith Burdette

Martin Grey ... Lenny
Furley Lumpkin ... Fan
Meghan O'Sullivan ... Young woman
Gregory Pellico ... Baseball Player (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 5: Jimmy's Girl

18 October 1994
Jimmy visits, bringing his girlfriend Ramona. When Jimmy loses his temper she goes to Grace for advice. Grace also deals with a fight between Nadine and Wade, and problems with credit at her local grocery store.

Season 2, Episode 6: Splitsville

25 October 1994
Grace feels pulled in too many directions with a demanding boss, a shoplifting Libby and Nadine crying on her shoulder about Wade.

Season 2, Episode 7: The Road to Paris, Texas

8 November 1994
Grace and Nadine take a road trip to Paris, Texas to see Grace's eccentric and worldly Aunt Vivian.

Season 2, Episode 8: Dear Grace

15 November 1994
Grace deals with Quinton's denial of her when in public, and her boss's daughter Julia, who is pregnant, visiting and trying to get the father to just talk with his daughter.

Season 2, Episode 9: Cold Turkey

22 November 1994
Jimmy brings the Kelly clan over to Grace's house for Thanksgiving after Libby feels ignored by Jimmy. Wade and Nadine decide to date.

Season 2, Episode 10: Ka-Boom

29 November 1994
When the oil refinery has an explosion, Grace finds that Quinton and Libby just aren't interested that she could have died. Meanwhile, Grace takes a temporary job as a secretary at the refinery and realizes it's not her forte.

Season 2, Episode 11: Grace vs. Wade

6 December 1994
Grace realizes Wade and Nadine are having sex when she finds a pair of his boxers in her garage. Grace slips on Wade's icy property, and at Wade's insistence, sees a physical therapist. Wade accuses Grace of drawing out the sessions when he finds out she is attracted to Travis, the therapist. Grace later decides to date Travis.

Season 2, Episode 12: The Holidays

13 December 1994
Grace is forced to deal with her depressed ex-mother in law during the holidays, and she also receives an invitation from Dougie, and decides to attend a holiday party with him.

Season 2, Episode 13: The Good Mother

3 January 1995
Grace sends a story to the local paper and is thrilled when she is told they will print it. She later finds they have heavily edited the story. Quentin tells Grace he wants to live with Jimmy and Jimmy agrees it is a good idea. Grace relents for a two week period, but Jimmy brings Quentin back after only one week, saying he isn't cut out for full time fathering.

Season 2, Episode 14: No Money Down

17 January 1995
Russell asks Grace to go with him to a a real estate seminar, Grace thinks it is a scam but goes with the intention of writing a story about it for the local paper.

Season 2, Episode 15: Aging Gracefully

31 January 1995
Grace speaks to Nadine about the Travis's controlling nature and how she feels it might be a problem she needs to work on for herself. Grace and Travis break up, but for differing reasons. At the refinery, Vic thinks his wife is cheating on him.

Season 2, Episode 16: Hello, I'm Your Mother

7 February 1995
Grace receives a letter from her college-aged son Matthew, that she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager. They later meet and Grace finds Matthew has several misconceptions and questions about her.

Season 2, Episode 17: Grace at the Campfire

14 February 1995
Grace takes the kids camping, but when Quentin pushes a little girl in a neighboring camp, she finds out that Jimmy has told Quentin that Grace hit him during their marriage.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... (credit only)

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly
Jon Paul Steuer ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Geoff Pierson ... Jimmy Kelly
Sandy Faison ... Kimberly Hartford

Doug Ballard ... Brad Hartford
Brooke Stanley ... Melissa Hartford
Ken Thorley ... Man at Phone
Rob Bonas ... Lumberjack

Season 2, Episode 18: Emmet Bypass

21 February 1995
Grace's father in law, Emmett, is admitted to the hospital with chest pains and finds he has to have bypass surgery. Wade tells Nadine it's okay if they can't have kids, he'd be just as happy adopting.

Season 2, Episode 19: Matthew Come Home

28 February 1995
Grace's first child Matthew visits in order to get to know Grace's other kids better. When Quentin treats him badly, Grace asks Matthew to step into another room so she can speak to Quentin alone. Matthew then realizes he's mad at Grace for giving him up and storms out, but comes back later so they can work things out.

Season 2, Episode 20: A Night at the Opera

14 March 1995
Grace wins two tickets to the opera and goes alone when she can't find someone to go with her. There she meets a tall, dark stranger she believes was a set up by Nadine. She later meets up with Russell to visit his father.

Season 2, Episode 21: Memphis Bound

29 March 1995
Grace takes a road trip to Memphis with Faith and Russell in order to see her little sister Evie get married to a man who ends up hitting on Grace. Along the way she meets an enigmatic stranger who seems to know things about Grace and her visit.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly (credit only)
Jon Paul Steuer ... Quentin Kelly (credit only)

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Valri Bromfield ... Faith Burdette

Patrika Darbo ... Waitress

Ashley Gardner ... Evie Burdette

Pat Bullard ... Steve Elliot

Burke Byrnes ... Justice of the peace
Staci Shaw ... Woman

Paul Le Mat ... The stranger

Season 2, Episode 22: Sticks and Stones

5 April 1995
Quentin ends up in a fight with a boy after using a racial slur and Grace is horrified. At the plant, John decides to retire and the gang throws him a party.

Season 2, Episode 23: Mother & Son & Father Reunion

3 May 1995
Grace finds Matthew's father in Joplin. Despite Matthew's enthusiasm, Grace wants to inform the father herself. The professor is not interested in meeting his son.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly
Jon Paul Steuer ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Barry Bostwick ... Prof. Jack Drayson

Tom Poston ... Floyd Norton

Tom Everett Scott ... Matthew

Joyce Brothers ... Dr. Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)

Carol-Ann Plante ... Female student

Hunter Bodine ... Male student
Kent Burden ... Male student (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 24: When It Rains, They Pour

10 May 1995
Quentin's shy soccer coach finally asks Grace out and Kurt calls and also asks her out. While at the pharmacy, Grace runs into Ryan, who also asks her out. Ray, the pizza delivery guy asks her out. Grace and Nadine try to figure out what all these guys have in common and we see the coach, Ryan, Ray and Jimmy at an AA meeting.

Season 2, Episode 25: You Can Lead a Horse to Water...

17 May 1995
Grace and Ben are really enjoying themselves dating, for a couple of months now, but every time they get close, Ben backs away. Eventually Grace asks what the problem is and Ben tells her he is celibate.

Season 2, Episode 26: Jimmy Goes Away

24 May 1995
Jimmy gets a new job that requires him to move to Ohio. Grace goes to a dinner of businessmen with Russell and he has her bring her own car (in case he gets lucky). Fred from Fred's Copy down on Third talks to Grace while Russell is circulating and follows her to her car, trying to convince her to go back to his place. A couple other men hear the commotion and ask if she needs help. She gets a little braver and makes sure they all know who it is and where his business is.

Season 3

Season 3, Episode 1: Great Eggspectations

13 September 1995
Nadine and Wade find out from the fertility clinic that there is a problem with her eggs so they ask Grace if she'll donate her eggs. Grace's decision really affects their friendship. Do Nadine and Wade really want a baby?

Season 3, Episode 2: Movin' on Down

20 September 1995
Grace's hot water heater isn't working and since the landlord says it will be expensive to fix, he declares it not broken. Grace approaches her boss to ask for an advance for a water heater, but learns, due to corporate downsizing, that she is being demoted. That means her weekly pay will be cut by $147.25. Grace goes to plead her case to the executive in charge and finds out her position was not eliminated, it was the job of her boss that was eliminated so her boss took her job.

Season 3, Episode 3: Grace and Rick and the Dance of Doom

27 September 1995
One of the guys on their crew is fired, a couple of 'suits' also. Everyone is expected to work this weekend, but Grace has family obligations. Rick, the corporate executive that Grace spoke to about being demoted, shows up at one of the obligations and asks her out.

Season 3, Episode 4: The Breakup

4 October 1995
Grace realizes that she and Ben never talk about anything of importance. She is also seeing Rick and they all discuss whether she should tell each of them about the other one. Rick asks Grace to stop seeing Ben and Quentin catches Grace and Rick kissing.

Season 3, Episode 5: Grace Under a Wig

18 October 1995
Rick gets two tickets to see an author Grace enjoys, but it's Halloween and Grace says she can't go. Quentin is banned from Halloween, Libby stains her costume, a troubled neighbor comes to complain. Jean expertly gets rid of the neighbor and takes over the celebration so Grace can do something for herself. Grace performs at a coffeehouse, in costume.

Season 3, Episode 6: Daycare

1 November 1995
Grace posts an ad in the pharmacy for a sitter for Patrick. Jean comes to watch him the first day and asks why Grace doesn't put him in daycare. Grace explains that the only daycare she can afford won't take Patrick because he's not toilet trained. Grace decides to demand a company daycare center.

Season 3, Episode 7: Matthew Gets Busted

8 November 1995
Matthew calls Grace after he's arrested for running naked through a women's rights protest. Grace tells him she's upset because he trivialized their event. Matthew's adoptive mother comes to see Grace over the issue.

Season 3, Episode 8: Grace Really Under Fire

15 November 1995
One of the laid-off employees comes to the refinery and holds Grace's crew hostage, while making demands of the company. During the ensuing discussions, the men discover that Grace is dating Rick.

Season 3, Episode 9: Thanks for Nothing

22 November 1995
Emmet is off with his buddies for Thanksgiving and makes a big show of letting everyone that she will be all alone, forcing Grace to invite her. Rick is invited, too, and Grace asks him to be nice to Jean. Rick and Jean are getting along so well that it makes Grace mad. Wade helps her to see that she has come to expect chaos and without it she's not happy.

Season 3, Episode 10: Sleeping Together

29 November 1995
Grace and Rick are coming home from a date and Grace is wondering why they haven't had sex yet. A car crosses their path and they crash. Feeling lucky to be alive, they do have sex. Jean brings the kids home early the next morning and she catches Rick still there. The next day, Grace drops the kids at Jean's and Rick cooks dinner before they quickly halt and go upstairs. The second time turns out to be not as enjoyable as the first time.

Season 3, Episode 11: Emmet's Secret

6 December 1995
Emmet and Jean come to watch the kids while Grace and Rick go to St. Louis for the weekend. One her way out the door, Grace finds out that Emmet is going off for the weekend also. The hotel has only adult movies on demand and not the game he wants to see. They end up in a gay sports bar, to Rick's embarrassment. Then, they see Emmet in the same bar.

Season 3, Episode 12: Emmet, We Hardly Knew Ye

20 December 1995
Jean is helping decorate the Christmas tree when she receives a phone call. Emmet has had a heart attack and died. Emmet's lover comes to the wake and loudly proclaims their mutual love.

Season 3, Episode 13: Daddy's Girl

3 January 1996
Grace and Rick are at his place kissing when a young woman enters through the front door. It's Rick's daughter, Amy, who has apparently seen many similar scenes and is quite rude to both of them. Later she volunteers to watch Libby and Patrick while Grace and Rick go out to buy a dress to wear to the symphony. While they're gone, Amy dyes Libby's hair dark like her own. This causes a fight between Grace and Rick, with Rick telling Grace not to tell him how to raise his children.

Season 3, Episode 14: No Help Wanted

10 January 1996
Everyone's trying to demonstrate how independent he/she is. Grace wants the landlord to build a bedroom for Quentin in the basement. Evie, newly married to a business owner, offers to pay to have the work done. Rick says she should have asked him for the money. Russell is frustrated with his father's late hours and Floyd is thinking of getting his own place. Grace is afraid to be dependent because she remembers the days of being dependent on Jimmy.

Season 3, Episode 15: Good Neighbor Sam

24 January 1996
Sam, friend from across the street always seems to be visiting the Kelly's house. We know he's had a long-time crush on Grace and his mother appears to be the new June Cleaver, but is there something else going on?

Season 3, Episode 16: Positively Hateful

7 February 1996
The parents at Libby's school are petitioning to have the janitor fired because he has HIV. Grace thinks firing him is not the right thing to do and goes to the meeting to speak and defend him.

Season 3, Episode 17: Why Buy the Bull?

14 February 1996
There is a gas leak at Grace's, which the landlord says will take two weeks to fix. Rick invites them all to come and stay with him. By the time Grace and the kids are leaving, more layoffs come to the refinery, but this time it's Rick who loses his job. When he realizes that Grace is leaving, he thinks it's because she was interested in his money.

Season 3, Episode 18: Love Thy Neighbor

21 February 1996
Wade is watching the movers unpack the truck of the new neighbors and falls in love with them through their possessions. Jean pulls a gun on them, Jimmy mistakes them for the plumber.

Season 3, Episode 19: Pregnant Pause

28 February 1996
Grace goes over to Nadine's and finds her waiting for a call from the doctor. She took a home pregnancy test and is waiting for the doctor to confirm or contest. The doctor calls, talks to Grace and confirms Nadine is finally pregnant. Grace is feeling hurt that Nadine only wants to do things with Wade now and Nadine says some hurtful things, too.

Season 3, Episode 20: Broads for Broader Horizons

13 March 1996
Grace is taking a writing class at the local college. The professor is not kind or especially helpful. Grace doesn't know if she wants to go back. Grace defends her writing to the teacher and walks out.

Season 3, Episode 21: Head Games

20 March 1996
Jean meets a man with whom she is keeping casual company. Grace encourages her, glad to see her getting out. Jean is 'done with him' until Grace pushes harder. Then, Rick discovers him smoking marijuana in the restroom.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... (credit only)

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly
Jon Paul Steuer ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Harry Morgan ... George

Peggy Rea ... Jean Kelly

Nancy Lenehan ... Audrey Sheffield
Brogan Roche ... Waiter
Kentrell Stepney ... Student

Alan Autry ... Rick Bradshaw

Season 3, Episode 22: Mr. Mullens' Opus

3 April 1996
Grace is spending one night a week answering phones at the crisis center. Soon, 'Chris' (as she identifies herself) is becoming drawn in by a frequent caller 'Ron' who is being tempted to go back to drinking. She finds herself agreeing to meet him at a bar; they are both astonished to recognize each other.

Season 3, Episode 23: Take Me to Your Breeder

1 May 1996
There's a toxic spill at the refinery but Grace, who hasn't been checked out and cleared, leaves to find Quentin who's run away from home. On the way home, Grace finds herself feeling woozy and then finds herself in an alien diner where she talks to her late father.

Season 3, Episode 24: Guess Who's Not Coming to Lunch?

8 May 1996
Jimmy's child support check has bounced again and the kids are eligible for the free lunch program at school, where they're forced to go to a separate line. Libby hasn't been eating lunch, but it's for a completely different reason.

Season 3, Episode 25: You Go Girl

15 May 1996
Grace and John arrange for a temporary job for Rick at the refinery. Everybody's giving Rick a hard time at work because he used to be the boss. Rick leaves work, gets drunk, goes to Grace's, and proposes.

Season 4

Season 4, Episode 1: This Sold House

18 September 1996
When Grace finishes painting the house, the landlord decides it will never look better so it's time to sell it. The house of the recently-deceased neighbor is also for sale, for about half the price. Grace decides to buy it.

Season 4, Episode 2: Neither a Borrower nor a Roofer Be

25 September 1996
Wade inspects Grace's new house and says it's in bad shape. Russell lends her the money to take care of it. Jean also offers to lend the money for the roof and can be considered rent if Grace will let her move in. Grace discovers that Jean has been lying about her full social life, so invites her to move in.

Season 4, Episode 3: Quentin Returns

2 October 1996
Quentin returns from spending the summer with Jimmy in Ohio. He upset that his father made him return to Grace's and believes it's because Jimmy was tired of being 'daddy'. Grace tries to get Jimmy to repair things by talking to Quentin, but Jimmy has decided to move back to be closer to the kids.

Season 4, Episode 4: Grace and Sailor Bob

9 October 1996
Grace rents out her apartment to Dougie. Libby receives a package from her penpal, who thinks she's older, divorced and has three kids. Sailor Bob takes a trip to meet 'Libby'.

Season 4, Episode 5: Dating Buddies

23 October 1996
Russell and Grace think everyone's life is more exciting than theirs, so they decide to go on a date together. The refinery gets rid of everyone as employees, but hires them back as 'independent contractors', meaning a slight raise but no benefits. Grace makes plans to go out with the smarmy guy she met while out with Russell, but that's only his bar personality. He's actually well-read, nice, interested in kids, etc.

Season 4, Episode 6: The Ghost and Mrs. Kelly

30 October 1996
Mysterious occurrences prompt Grace to suspect her new home is haunted. Also, Grace dates a minister.

Season 4, Episode 7: Road to Nowhere

6 November 1996
Grace and Nadine get an invitation to their twentieth reunion and they recall a trip to see Earth, Wind and Fire and decide to repeat the event. They borrow the pharmacy's delivery van (which is full of drugs), as Grace goes speeding down the highway.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda
Kaitlin Cullum ... (credit only)

Sam Horrigan ... Quentin Kelly (credit only)

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Earth Wind & Fire ... Themselves

Tom Poston ... Floyd Norton

Richard Herd ... Police captain

Rodney Van Johnson ... Traffic cop
Jacqueline Lear ... Girl #1

Maureen Muldoon ... Girl #2

John Sherman ... Man

Peggy Rea ... Jean Kelly (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 8: Redeeming Jimmy

13 November 1996
Jimmy wants to turn his life around, so Grace gets him a job at the refinery.

Season 4, Episode 9: The Show-Me State

20 November 1996
Grace and Nadine accompany Libby to a poetry contest in New York, where they run into Rick who has returned from Alaska.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda (credit only)
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly

Sam Horrigan ... Quentin Kelly (credit only)

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Peggy Rea ... Jean Kelly

Alan Autry ... Rick Bradshaw
Travis Martin ... Kirk

Michael Adler ... Contest liaison
Helen Greenberg ... Woman

Dee Jay Daniels ... Boy
Matt Schultz ... Alaska contestant (as Matthew Schultz)
Alex Rodriguez
Heather Autry ... Little girl (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 10: Fire Music

27 November 1996
On Grace's last night in New York, she meets a firefighter who moonlights as a jazz musician.

Season 4, Episode 11: Grace Tests Out

4 December 1996
Grace has to choose between her job at the refinery or continuing her education.

Season 4, Episode 12: A Holly Jolly Christmas

18 December 1996
Christmas brings surprise for Grace about Quentin.

Season 4, Episode 13: Matthew's Old Lady

8 January 1997
Matthew, Grace's first born that she gave up for adoption, is engaged to an older woman.

Season 4, Episode 14: Grace of Wrath

15 January 1997
Grace rents her garage apartment to a classmate who also moonlights as a stripper to pay for her classes.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... (credit only)

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly

Sam Horrigan ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Peggy Rea ... Jean Kelly

Kari Coleman ... Martha

Nancy Lenehan ... Audrey Sheffield

Nick Di Paolo ... Stevie Ray (as Nick DiPaolo)

Craig Richard Nelson ... Dr. Springer
Gregg A. Roebuck ... Charlie
Mark Slama ... Customer
Dutch Helmer ... Ignatius (voice) (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 15: Wade's Partner

29 January 1997
Wade and his partner arrest someone close to Grace.

Season 4, Episode 16: Pills

5 February 1997
Grace becomes addicted to pain pills. Russell accuses his friends of being disloyal when they shop at the new mall instead of his pharmacy.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly

Sam Horrigan ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Peggy Rea ... Jean Kelly

John Putch ... Jake

Nick Di Paolo ... Stevie Ray (as Nick DiPaolo)

Geoff Pierson ... Jimmy Kelly
Gregg A. Roebuck ... Charlie
Whitney Young ... Little girl

Lyle Kanouse ... Customer #1

Walter DuRant ... Customer #2

Season 4, Episode 17: Waiting for Peugeot

12 February 1997
Jimmy goes against Grace's wishes when he buys Quentin a car. Grace runs into an old boyfriend who wants to renew their relationship.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... (credit only)

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda (credit only)
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly

Sam Horrigan ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Peggy Rea ... Jean Kelly

Mark Tymchyshyn ... Rob McGurrin

Vic Polizos ... Man

Geoff Pierson ... Jimmy Kelly

Sheila Shaw ... Woman

Steven Petrarca ... Husband

Mary Gallagher ... Wife

Randy Crowder ... Customer #1

Charlie Dell ... Customer #2
Patrick Gerald Collins ... Customer #3

Season 4, Episode 18: Birthin' Babies

19 February 1997

Season 4, Episode 19: Vegas

26 February 1997
Jean gets invited to Las Vegas to view a timeshare and Grace joins her. While there, Grace spends time with an older man and Jean gets jealous.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton (credit only)

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda (credit only)
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly

Sam Horrigan ... Quentin Kelly (credit only)

Dylan Sprouse ... Patrick Kelly (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... Patrick Kelly (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda (credit only)

Drew Carey ... Drew Carey

Joely Fisher ... Paige Clark

Jeremy Piven ... Spence Kovak

Jerry Van Dyke ... Luther Van Damme

Harve Presnell ... Jack

Peggy Rea ... Jean Kelly

Kevin Crowley ... Richard

Mark Tymchyshyn ... Rob McGurrin

Kathleen M. Darcy ... Waitress

Ralph Manza ... Old Timer

John Borkowski ... Nurse Dave (as John Robert)

Emidio Antonio ... Stick Man (uncredited)

Edward Edwards ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 20: Jimmy Moves In

12 March 1997
Jimmy offers to move into the garage apartment.

Season 4, Episode 21: Quentin Gets His Gun

26 March 1997
Grace is spending too much time focusing on herself. Quentin fires a gun at a suspected intruder.

Season 4, Episode 22: Sam's Dad

9 April 1997
Sam's dad has a crush on Grace.

Season 4, Episode 23: Grace Graduates

30 April 1997
Grace graduates college and is asked to give the commencement speech.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly

Sam Horrigan ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda

Peggy Rea ... Jean Kelly

Tom Poston ... Floyd Norton

Dave Florek ... Vic

Mark Tymchyshyn ... Rob McGurrin

Nick Di Paolo ... Stevie Ray (as Nick DiPaolo)

Kyle Colerider-Krugh ... Interviewer #5
Gregg A. Roebuck ... Charlie
Kimberly Cullum ... Tracy
Bryan Matsuura ... Interviewer #6

Kyle T. Heffner ... Interviewer #1
Dan Gerrity ... Interviewer #2

Gregory Daven ... Interviewer #3

Michael Krawic ... Interviewer #4

Jim Meskimen ... Interviewer #7

Rob Elk ... Interviewer #8
Milt Tarver ... Dean

Mik Scriba ... Guy
Phyliss Bailey ... Herself (uncredited)

Robin Middleton ... Woman (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 24: Rob vs. Jimmy

6 May 1997
Jimmy begins to get jealous of Rob's relationship with the kids. Grace has a birthday.

Season 4, Episode 25: Grace's New Job

7 May 1997
Grace starts a job in advertising/marketing for a local company but hates the restrictive environment from her coworkers.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton (archive footage)

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly

Sam Horrigan ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... Patrick Kelly

Cole Sprouse ... Patrick Kelly

Julie White ... Nadine Swoboda (archive footage)

Peggy Rea ... Jean Kelly

Wallace Langham ... Eric Spencer

Roy Brocksmith ... Carl Huber

Nick Di Paolo ... Stevie Ray (as Nick DiPaolo)
Kate Benton ... Laurel

Steve Vinovich ... Barney

Geoff Pierson ... Jimmy Kelly
Gregg A. Roebuck ... Charlie

Paul Dooley ... John Shirley (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Everett Scott ... Matthew (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dave Florek ... Vic (archive footage) (uncredited)

Walter Olkewicz ... Dougie Boudreau (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 5

Season 5, Episode 1: Smells Like Victory

25 November 1997
Grace worries about how her new job is affecting the children at home.

Season 5, Episode 2: Grace Under Construction

2 December 1997
Grace starts a new job at the bridge construction site. Nadine divorcing Wade.

Season 5, Episode 3: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

9 December 1997
Grace queries Quentin about his teenage activities and panics when Russell reveals that Quentin bought condoms at the pharmacy.

Season 5, Episode 4: Mother Christmas

16 December 1997
Grace's mother visits for Christmas and tries to make Libby a proper young woman.

Season 5, Episode 5: A River Runs Through Him

23 December 1997
The bridge under construction blocks Grace's late ex-father-in-law's (Emmit) view of the river causing Jimmy to take action. Russell finally asks Dot out on a date.

Season 5, Episode 6: Finders Keepers

23 December 1997
During a tornado, a sack of money ends up at Grace's house. When she returns it to the owner, $20k is missing, and everyone accuses Grace of stealing it.

Season 5, Episode 7: Riverboat Queen

30 December 1997
Grace and DC work out a plan to get a building construction bid which doesn't interest the developer who is looking for a more personal deal. Russell and Dot go on another date where Russell reveals his fantasy while hypnotized.

Season 5, Episode 8: The Victory Tree

30 December 1997
Libby and her class protest the bridge construction to save the town's historic tree causing the project to be halted until a town meeting vote. Russell puts an ice cream parlor in the pharmacy.

Season 5, Episode 9: Grace Under-funded

6 January 1998
The government doesn't send a payment to the construction company causing paychecks to be held and Grace with no money. Wade stakes out the pharmacy to catch a burglar.

Season 5, Episode 10: Digging Up the Dirt

13 January 1998
After meeting a salesman at a motel, rumors spread through town about Grace and DC having an affair. After a flippant remark made by Grace turns out to be true, all kinds of rumors about everyone in town are coming out.

Season 5, Episode 11: Fire in the Hole

20 January 1998
Wade's old pal visits and annoys Grace which ends up with kissing. Jean goes on a date which makes Floyd jealous.

Season 5, Episode 12: Fall from Grace

3 February 1998
Grace (who has a fear of heights) has to rescue a coworker who's stranded up on a construction beam. Quentin tries to fix a car engine with some "help" from his friends.

Season 5, Episode 13: Grace Under Class

10 February 1998
Grace is upset with Quentin when she finds out his new girlfriend and her parents lavish him with gifts. Russell has a chance to be with an attractive divorcee.

Brett Butler ... Grace Kelly

Dave Thomas ... Russell Norton

Casey Sander ... Wade Swoboda
Kaitlin Cullum ... Libby Kelly

Sam Horrigan ... Quentin Kelly

Dylan Sprouse ... (credit only)

Cole Sprouse ... (credit only)

Don 'D.C.' Curry ... D.C.

Peggy Rea ... Jean Kelly

Tom Poston ... Floyd Norton

Julia Duffy ... Bev Henderson

Matt McCoy ... Jack

Alicia Leigh Willis ... Laurie (as Alicia Willis)

Jeannetta Arnette ... Maxine

Season 5, Episode 14: Down in the Boondocks

17 February 1998
Bev, the mother of Quentin's girlfriend, leaves her husband and moves in with Grace and the kids.

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