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1995

4 Jan. 1995
Not Fade Away
The siblings are not amused when Charlie announces, without consultation, that Kirsten is moving in as his fiancée, so she's insecure, especially in the squeaking parental bed. Bailey is lured to repay immature lover Jill's 'favor' by shoplifting a return present for her, but gets caught and angrily dismisses Charlie's lecture. Bailey brings Jill along to the family dinner, scolding Charlie's objections absurdly sanctimonious given Kirsten's presence. She proves a welcome mother figure for Claudia, but that makes Julia jealous, leading to an absurd fight over her ...
 
11 Jan. 1995
It's Not Easy Being Green
Bailey breaks up with best mate Will just for losing his patience with fickle Jill always leading him astray, as from joint study, and changing their plans without consultation, the last straw being a school test cheating offer. Charlie's suspicions about Kirtsen's new academic adviser Ben are scolded as 'mistrusting jealousy' even after they turn out to be correct and he resists temptation when a new waitress asks for a ride home. Artie gets the lead in 'Oliver!' which eternal understudy Claudia expected to be hers when the regular actor gets the 'flu; she acts like ...
 
18 Jan. 1995
Aftershocks
Even a sensitive earthquake can't out-stage the bickering at the Salinger home, except for Claudia, who gets frustrated to a paranoid degree after her siblings ignore her 'emergency plan'. Bailey is furious at Charlie for bursting in to stop his sex with Jill and warning she shows all the signs of drug addiction, but after finding it true and she systematically lies about it, Bailey is prepared to dump her but agrees to help her try rehab. Charlie looses his patience with Kirsten's meddling, not only in the carpentry business offer project she insisted to give him a ...
 
1 Feb. 1995
In Loco Parentis
Bailey finds out Jill's drug dealer still supplies her and seeks help with her mother, nurse Holbrook, who is rather inclined to believe her story he's a stalker. Artie Baum first tries to hide out, somewhat overstaying his welcome in the Salinger home, then admits he can't stand his parents fighting. Claudia convinces him to try getting the together, but that fails. Insecure Charlie builds up and comes to trust his fathering skills when pushed by Kristen to take a more active part in bringing up baby Owen, rewarded with his first 'dada' cries. Justin is not amused ...
 
15 Feb. 1995
Who Cares?
Angrily rejecting Charlie's advice, Bailey misses school to travel after Jill to retrieve her from LA. She keeps tempting him to turn the journey back along the coast into an adventurous holiday, but at the end she leaves him, claiming he turns boring and bothersome all over. Charlie is overstretched after his new carpentry partner commits them to a daring deadline. Danny presses Julia to write songs to render him immoral before AIDS kills him, but she can't handle the time pressure. Artie speculates with Claudia over her birthday presents, but nobody seems to have ...
 
22 Feb. 1995
Brother's Keeper
Bailey's LA trip made him fall behind in geometry badly enough to be temporarily assigned to Julia's (younger) class. Worse, her lazy teacher simply makes her his tutor, but all she can think about is Justin, a recipe for bickering. Charlie and his carpentry partner Gwen sign a dream contract. Only afterward he realizes it means moving to Seattle, a sacrifice none of his siblings is prepared to make. Julia's plan to move in with Justin falls trough. For Claudia it could be a way out of Ross insisting she needs a more qualified violin teacher, but she sabotages that. ...
 
1 Mar. 1995
The Trouble with Charlie
Bailey hopes to keep his affair with Jill secret when Kate arrives unannounced, but Jill sudden reemerges too and Kate, who already has an east Coast admirer, senses their log distance relationship can't be maintained exclusively. Bailey promises model nanny Bill the three months early raise he needs, yet Charlie explicitly refused, to pay his suddenly raised rent. Julia's teacher entered a short story of hers in a magazine contest, which she wins, but that means publication and exposing her mean caricatures of every sibling, and bribery to keep it hidden at least ...
 
8 Mar. 1995
All-Nighters
After a painstaking apartment hunt, Charlie finds a spot with his former party buddy, Dudly 'Dud', but Kirsten acts as party-pooper and having to get up not so young anymore changes things anyhow. Bailey finds Jill blindly hostile to all his sensible help when she flippantly accepts 'on therapy independence advice' organizing a school library benefit dance marathon, even after it goes wrong worse then he feared, finally bringing him to berate her inconsistent ingratitude. Will finds cheerleader Kiki as bad a date as Bailey warned. Artie enjoys their hero role after ...
 
15 Mar. 1995
The Ides of March
Bailey is god-struck when Jill's mother sends word his lover unexpectedly died of a cocaine overdose, even refuses to attend her funeral, as the pain is way beyond bearable, only Charlie can come close enough to offer some comfort after even Will wasn't allowed to stop Bailey getting drunk and driving as life seemed hopeless. Julia makes a pest of herself to Jill's poor brother Griffin, bugging him to accept the coat Jill wanted him to have as replacement for one she lost when stoned. Julian is far from pleased with her gift-masked meddling with his supposed lack of ...
 
27 Sep. 1995
Ready or Not
Charlie is shocked and furious when his ex from four years ago Pamela Rush turns up as swears her adorable son is his. Seeing traits of himself in the boy, Charlie is quickly delighted with paternal prospects, but Pamela already left San Francisco again. Bailey can't appreciate Will's efforts to arrange a date for him, feeling it's too soon after his Jill trauma, yet discovers he has a lot in common with clearly interested campus waitress Sarah Reeves. Julia discovers Jill's brother Griffin, whom she dated all summer while Justin was in London with his father, knows ...
 
4 Oct. 1995
Falsies
Will's trip to Perry, the college his father recommends, surprises Bailey, but he accepts to fly along to their orientation days in sir's place. Charmed by tour guide Keri, a med student, Bailey enjoys flirting with her, until Will accidentally betrays his life story is a fake to escape his frustrated life. Justin leads the successful mass kissing protest against the prudish principal's backward rules, but Julia deserts his cause and secretly kisses Griffin instead. Charlie spares not effort to track down Pamela Rush, only to be told Spencer isn't really his son. ...
 
18 Oct. 1995
Dearly Beloved
Bailey accepts running for school body vice president only because Sarah keeps pushing him and promises to manage 'his' campaign, only to be blamed for letting her and later Will do the leg work, her real purpose being quality time with him. Charlie loves his siblings chipping in ideas to make his wedding affordable, notably in the family restaurant, but after a frustrating round of maternal meddling Kirsten is too defensive. The kids are furious when they find a note 'eloped to Reno', but the happy couple reconsiders. After absurdly blaming Griffin for not being ...
 
25 Oct. 1995
Have No Fear
Bailey is finally back on his high school football team, but accidentally knocks over teammate Andy Hughes, who is hospitalized and ultimately promised a complete recovery. During practice, Bailey allows several teammates to rough him up due to his guilt torment, until he loses his nerve to play. Finding out family restaurant manager Joe Mangus made light of his congestive cardiac problems, Charlie decides to take over, but Joe can't just hand over his life's work. Julia lets Griffin stay over, is relieved when he doesn't suggest sex, but feels insecure for him not ...
 
1 Nov. 1995
Change Partners... and Dance
Bailey now enjoys dating Sarah, but his public affection and general spontaneity make her feel like a Jill substitute. Justin already has another girlfriend and free-spirited Griffin tires of Julia's meddling in his life, like lies to both parties to make him take a waiter's job Charlie wouldn't otherwise consider him for, leading to mutual frustration and getting fired, like at the bike shop. Charlie grudgingly agrees to Kirsten's dancing lessons but takes offense at her accepting as silly aunt's wedding gift a fortune telling which names a Rob as her true love. A ...
 
8 Nov. 1995
Analogies
Bailey does badly on his SAT test and grudgingly accepts private home tutoring from young new teacher Maggie Beaton. Griffin finally overcomes Claudia's hostility to any rival to Justin, by playing the big brother, only to find jealous Julia upset about being neglected. Kirsten's parents arrive for a pre-wedding weekend, but while about-to-retire dreamer Gene Bennett quickly bonds with Charlie, his wife Ellie must explain to Kirsten how her practical attitude balances out their happy marriage.
 
15 Nov. 1995
Where There's Smoke
Bailey cheerfully gives his blessing to Will dating his latest ex Sarah, but that feels all wrong even when they go out together. Salinger's is struck by disaster -a fire- and theft from the payroll. The insurance inspector refuses to pay and even suspects Charlie, who is furious when his fiancee's ineffective cover up-story shows him that she too thinks he may be guilty. Major Chase W. Holbrook makes sure that his own son, Griffin, often abused and neglected since sister Jill's death, confesses and is sent to court, yet ends up arranging a military alternative.
 
22 Nov. 1995
Best Laid Plans
Bailey takes over organizing the bachelor party after Dudley has to promise Kirsten to keep it boringly safe. A power-cut prevents the boys and stripper Honey from reaching Charlie, who met his hotel neighbor and colleague groom's partner Monica and agreed to comfort her, yet the ultimate temptation is cured by her offering herself, only that doesn't end his doubts about lifelong commitment. Bailey fears big brother relapsed into serial infidelity. Justin refuses needless contact with clingy Julia, who tricks him with concert tickets and ends up witnessing how he ...
 
13 Dec. 1995
The Wedding
Charlie's wedding jitters grow as Kirsten obsesses about every futile detail until he decides he can't completely hand over control over the last part of his life not sacrificed to his siblings and the Salinger restaurant. So the in-laws first suspend the ceremony, then advise an ultimatum, but that ends up making Kirsten realize she expects more then he can guarantee. Bailey and Sara realize they love each-other more then she Will, who ends up graciously stepping aside. Justin, still shocked by his father's adultery, gets drunk on bottles Julia stole from the wedding...
 
20 Dec. 1995
Grand Delusions
Bailey joins Sarah in her grandmother Sarah's annual posthumous anniversary celebration. There they find out, from a letter, that his lover was named after a third Sarah, a wartime affair, and adopted. Bailey tries in vain to make her realize parents are whoever lovingly raises you, but she finds it hard to accept, even from him. In need of time away, Charlie uses his honeymoon tickets to Mexico with Claudia, who alas only berates him. Both find a holiday partner, but neither relationship can last afterward and now Claudia reproaches Charlie not to mourn. Justin is ...
 

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