4 March 1997
A writer in need of a job reluctantly agrees to work for her father's women's magazine.
5 March 1997
Already nervous about her first day, Maya arrives at the offices of Blush ready to transform the magazine into something she can be proud of. Since neither her dad nor Finch thought to mention it, Maya's new position at the magazine comes as a surprise for Nina and Elliott. Yet, she sees things going her way when Jack overrules the staff and lets her pursue a controversial story on the exploitation of low wage foreign workers. Meanwhile, as Jack is unveiling her new office and presenting her with the job's many perks, Nina, Elliott and Finch plot their survival under the magazine's new leadership. As Maya continues to be overwhelmed with the finer things that her new job provides, Nina marshals Elliott and Finch to confront Jack about hiring his daughter. However, when Elliott sneaks off, Nina is left facing Jack on her own after Finch fails to back up her demand that Maya be fired.
12 March 1997
Despite the staff's efforts to celebrate, Finch has no intention of being recognized on Secretary's Day. And while Jack insists on a gift to mark the occasion, Finch does his best to make it clear that he doesn't consider himself a secretary. Meanwhile, Nina considers having plastic surgery to increase her breast size. As Jack is working on an important speech, Finch approaches him with some questions about his job. After Jack does little to ease his fears, Maya accuses her father of being insensitive as she tries to get him to understand Finch's concerns. Then, after an accidental fall lands him in the zoo's gorilla pit, Finch is suddenly a celebrity. Although Jack warns that it won't last, Finch tries to capitalize on his fame with an appearance on Jay Leno's television show.
19 March 1997
After defending some of her new ideas from the staff's withering critique, Maya is asked to arrange a birthday party for Nina. Although she's planning to celebrate with her wealthy boyfriend Marvin, Nina agrees to attend. And not expecting to be there for long, Maya arranges to meet Wally, who's just been dumped by his latest girlfriend. Meanwhile, when he bets that Elliott couldn't get a date if forced to claim he's a shampoo boy at a discount hair salon, Finch's hopes of making some easy money are dashed when the stranger he chooses for their wager turns out to work at a cut-rate salon, too. Following Jack's brief appearance at the party, Maya is the only one left to help Nina celebrate. After a few drinks make her late for meeting Wally, she reminds Nina that they both have plans and calls to apologize to her despondent roommate. However, upon discovering that Nina's date with Marvin is all a ruse, Maya invites her home to watch an old movie.
25 March 1997
So she can have a good photo for her company ID, Jack suggests that Maya arrange a session with Elliott. And while Elliott isn't keen on the idea, Jack orders him to agree. When Maya complains that she's never really taken a good picture, Elliott suggests it's because she's always sabotaging herself. So, when he asks her to imagine an erotic encounter with a handsome man, Maya relaxes enough to provide for some good shots. Meanwhile, Finch creates a new employee manual for the magazine. While pleased with the results, Maya decides the photo is too sexy and sends the wrong message. However, later that night, she dreams of being seduced by Elliott in his studio. And when seeing Elliott again jogs her memory of the dream, it doesn't take Finch long to realize what's happened and for Maya to warn him against breathing a word of it to anyone.
26 March 1997
Her father's trip to China gives Maya her first chance to put the entire magazine together herself. And while proud of the changes she's made, when Jack returns, he points out a number of obvious problems that must be addressed before it can be sent to the printer. Then, as Jack is distributing the many gifts he bought for his staff, Maya is surprised to find she's getting a bag of strange candy he bought from a Chinese cab driver. Meanwhile, Nina is stunned to learn that the man she picked up in a nearby bar was really a pickpocket. After everyone samples the unusual candy, strange things begin to happen. Diagnosing their symptoms, Nina concludes that the Lemon Wacky Hello is some kind of hallucinogen.
23 September 1997
After seeing how easily her father responded to a bumbling but beautiful delivery girl, Maya complains that good looking people get all the breaks. To prove her point, she suggests sending two men, one handsome but stupid and the other well qualified but homely, to apply for the same job. Meanwhile, as Jack struggles to assemble a toy for his baby daughter, Elliott enlists Nina in a practical joke on Finch. After meeting the handsome Derek and the well qualified Neil, Maya sends them out to interview for a job. But Maya's thesis quickly runs into trouble. When Neil returns with news that he's a shoo-in for the job and asks her out for dinner to celebrate, Maya is careful to turn him down, citing journalistic ethics as her reason. However, when Derek returns to announce that he got the job, she accepts his offer for a date.
30 September 1997
Maya struggles with her incompetent assistant, Cindy. Jack and Maya clash over whether to fire Cindy; Maya likens Jack's intolerance of Cindy to his intolerance of an unruly dog Maya had when she a child. Nina is invited to appear on NPR to debate against a feminist leader about whether the fashion industry creates false and harmful images for women. Elliot and Dennis conspire to sabotage Nina's preparatory study of erudite vocabulary.
28 October 1997
Maya's dating a man who is almost as old as Jack and when he learns of this, he finds it hard to keep his disapproval in check because he married a girl who is as old as Maya. Nina flirts with a window washer who falls.
Season 2, Episode 4: La Cage4 November 1997
Finch hooks up with a model who was once with Elliot. Elliot warns him to keep away from her. Finch thinks he's jealous. But he later learns that she's deranged. But despite knowing that he continues to see her and she continues to torment him.
11 November 1997
Jack has two tickets to the play King Lear in London and is even arranging for a private jet to bring who wants to go. And adhering to Maya's wish that he not show her special treatment because she's his daughter, doesn't give it to her. But she really wanted to watch it because she likes Shakespeare. He gives the tickets to Nina and Elliot who wants the other's ticket so that they could bring someone along. Also Carmen Electra shows up and Elliot hits despite her constant rebuffing.
18 November 1997
After writing a fictional article about a dinner with director Woody Allen
, Maya must endure the criticism of her father and her coworkers. But she's delighted when someone claiming to be Allen calls to compliment her about the piece. However, when he drops by the office, Maya finds that the man who called is nothing more than an obsessed impostor trying to pass himself off as the famous director. Meanwhile, a mix-up has Nina giving Jack breath-freshener instead of eye drops. After getting to know the phony Woody Allen, Maya begins to enjoy his flattery and company. Taking his advice, she's even able to persuade Jack into letting her pursue an unpopular story idea. However, despite her delight in having the advice work, Maya is still taken aback to find Woody perched on her balcony when she arrives home from work. Meanwhile, Nina pledges to stand by Jack until his eyesight is restored.
25 November 1997
Jack wants to get his daughter into the school that Maya went to. But is told that they reject her. He later learns that it's due to an incident cause by his neglect of Maya. So he tries to make peace with her hoping to convince the school to change their mind.
9 December 1997
Maya asks everyone if they would help out at a charity she volunteers at. All of them have different views of what volunteering is. And Jack completely flakes out. He tries to make it up by making a big donation. Later the head of the organization shows up at the magazine and praises Jack for his generosity and tells they named him the organization's humanitarian of the year. Maya's upset that Jack is getting all the attention.
16 December 1997
With greed running rampant at the office, Maya suggests that everyone pool their Christmas present money and give it to someone in need. Dismissing Nina's suggestion that they donate it to her favorite male stripper, Maya decides to give the money to Jesus Santos, the building's night janitor. Although led to believe that he's going to use the gift to open his own business, Maya is stunned when Jesus falls in love with her and uses the money to buy her a series of lavish gifts to prove it. Meanwhile, Finch begs to be invited along for a Caribbean swimsuit shoot with Elliott and a dozen beautiful models. When his pleas to be included in the trip fail to do any good, Finch decides to turn up the heat on Elliott by stealing his favorite camera lens. And though Elliott tries to resist, the lure of his lucky lens proves too strong and he invites Finch along.
6 January 1998
Elliott is made to realize that he was a nerd in high-school. Now he feels even more unsure about himself 20 years later.
Season 2, Episode 11: Sewer!13 January 1998
Maya tries proving herself to a successful college roommate; Jack's birthday sets Finch and Nina to fighting over who can find the best present.
20 January 1998
When Maya finds herself attracted to one of the magazine's new researchers. Nina tells her to go after him. Even telling her to use whatever attributes she has. Later the guy files a complaint against her for sexual harassment. Jack tries to handle it and gives the staff a course on how to act appropriately. Maya later tries to apologize to the guy but because Jack told her to wear a wire without giving her the insulator, she's constantly getting shocked which makes it seems she's coming on to him.
29 January 1998
With his dad in town for a fireman's convention, Finch is nervous about him dropping by the office. But when he does, Finch is surprised when Red invites him out for dinner and a Broadway show. And as Maya and Finch both agree that it's awkward having their parents at work, Red joins Jack in his office for a drink and recognizes Nina as a calendar model from many years ago. Meanwhile, unsure about the safety of her neighborhood, Jack nervously accepts an invitation for dinner at Maya's apartment. Following his night out with Red, Finch discovers that his dad thinks he's gay. Though he tries to dispel this ill-conceived notion, Finch has a hard time getting either Nina or Elliott to tell Red the truth. Meanwhile, when Nina apartment is robbed, she borrows a neighbor's furniture in order to fool her dad. Over drinks, Finch discovers that his two brothers, Scottie and Buck, think he's gay, too.
Season 2, Episode 14: The Walk3 February 1998
After arriving at work to propose a story about plastic surgery, Jack's mood turns unexpectedly ugly. Ordered to leave her father alone, Maya and her colleagues look for what could have suddenly caused his mood to sour. And after ruling out a possible health problem, Maya begins to suspect her dad is having an affair. Meanwhile, Finch is surprised when a fellow employee suddenly responds to his suggestion that they go out on a date. While Nina uncovers a problem with some alterations Jack wanted made to an old school jacket, a look at a photograph on his desk convinces Maya that her suspicions of an affair are justified. Between Elliot's close scrutiny of the photo and a search of his phone messages, Maya concludes that he's involved with a waitress named Rhonda. Meanwhile, Finch realizes he's being played for a fool after Courtney asks him to pick up an old boyfriend at the airport.
24 February 1998
A legendary rocker comes to the magazine for an interview. Nina claims to be the inspiration for one of his songs, "Nina in the Cantina", because they had a moment years ago. But when Maya talks to him, he claims that someone else is the inspiration. He only used the name 'Nina' caused it rhymed with 'Cantina' doesn't remember Nina. Maya asks him to pretend to remember Nina when he meets her.
26 February 1998
When the student she's been mentoring for several years comes to visit, Maya takes care to warn her dad and the staff to be on their best behavior. Despite getting good grades and having lots of friends at school, Karey senses that something still isn't quite right with her life. Recalling how she once turned down an opportunity to study in Paris during her own college years, Maya encourages Karey to pursue something she's passionate about. Meanwhile, Finch agrees to fill in for Jack's wife at the Gallo's regular bridge game. After encouraging Karey, Maya is stunned to find she's decided to become a model. And while Maya tries to point out the many pitfalls of getting a modeling career off the ground, Elliott reveals that she already has a number of offers to work. However, Nina begins to have second thoughts about pushing Karey to model after discovering she's also a gifted poet.
3 March 1998
Nina donates her bikini to a model theme restaurant. But she discovers that it's not being displayed where people can see it. Dennis and Maya decide to steak it so Maya can give it to someone who appreciates it.
Season 2, Episode 18: The Kiss19 March 1998
In order to keep him from renting something he may not even want, Elliott asks Maya to help him look at a new apartment. When Elliott sees the fabulous place and learns of its outrageously low rent, he's ready to move, regardless of what Maya has to say. But the elderly landlady prefers a young married couple, so Elliott quickly introduces Maya as his wife. And once the opportunity to put on a good show presents itself, he gives Maya a passionate kiss. Meanwhile, Jack's trust is destroyed upon discovering that Finch has been renting out his office parking space. Following their kiss, both Maya and Elliott worry that they each liked it more than they should have. So when Jack wants to send them to Montreal on a story, both have excuses for not wanting to go. However, Elliott still needs Maya to help him get the apartment and invites her to a weekly tenants party being thrown by Mrs. Pierce. But when Maya refuses to go, he asks Nina instead, hoping that the landlady won't notice.
Season 2, Episode 19: Bravefinch26 March 1998
Finch is threatened by Jack's new assistant.
9 April 1998
As Nina faces the grim prospect of an income tax audit, Jack is suffering from a case of writer's block that's keeping him from completing his memoirs. Pressed by Maya, Jack reveals that he's stuck at the point where he and the magazine's founding partner parted ways. And that's when Maya discovers that her dad is guilty of pushing Herb aside after they launched the first issue of Blush. Meanwhile, Nina asks Elliott for help by taking IRS auditor Janet Hansen on a date. Realizing that Maya is right, Jack tracks down Herb at the Connecticut toy shop he opened after leaving the magazine, and finds that he still holds a grudge after thirty years. To make good for having forced him out, Jack then hires him as the magazine's new managing editor. But on his first day at work, Herb can't seem to make up his mind about anything. Meanwhile, Elliott's lack of interest in Janet jeopardizes Nina's chances at surviving her audit unscathed.
Season 2, Episode 21: Amblushed16 April 1998
Jack sends Maya to an N.Y.U. seminar as a guest speaker for the magazine, but she gets ambushed, instead. She finds it hard to refute their claims of Blush's objectification of women. Nina's gold, but she can't wash off Elliot's paint.
23 April 1998
When she decides to attend another celebrity event, Nina throws out her invitation to designer Oskar Milos' fashion show. Retrieving it from the trash, Finch persuades Maya to join him while masquerading as Nina. As Finch ingratiates himself with the fashion world celebrities, Maya is less than guarded about her opinions of Milos's new work. But she's stunned when her candid criticism appears in the next day's newspaper attributed to Nina. Meanwhile, Jack decides to help a reluctant Elliott get a date. When Nina insists she wasn't at the party, Maya steps forward to take responsibility for the misunderstanding. And wondering just how much damage she's has done, Maya is surprised when her father reveals that Milos has withdrawn almost $4 million in advertising from the magazine. So to make things right, she insists on apologizing in person. And upon arriving at the studio, she claims her remarks were misquoted.
Season 2, Episode 23: Rescue Me30 April 1998
After arranging a blood drive at work, Maya fills the nurse, Tisha, in on her history with the magazine. When complaining about her father hiring a beautiful but inept young writer, Maya gets overly excited and faints. Hoping to take advantage of Maya's condition, Finch tries playing a practical joke. Maya awakes in time to stop him, leaving Finch to use his turn with Tisha to recall how he was hired by Jack after losing his job as a movie theater usher. When Elliott arrives, Tisha claims to be a big fan of his work. In response, he fills her in on how Jack hired him off the street just as he was about to give up on his dream of being a fashion photographer. Meanwhile, Maya again loses consciousness after Elliott graphically describes his own blood donation. As Maya regains consciousness in time to help the hair-brained Shannon, Nina shows up for her turn with Tisha.
5 May 1998
When Jack?s ex-wife Eve drops in unannounced, her long-standing hostilities with him are renewed. Tired of always having her parents fighting, Maya threatens to stop talking to either of them if they can't behave. And hoping it will make things better, she suggests that her mom and dad join her for dinner. Meanwhile, on Jack's invitation, Bill Slatton arrives at the office determined to make the staff work harder. After agreeing to the dinner date, Jack begins to suspect that Eve has come to take back a favorite painting he's supposed to give up as part of their twenty-five year-old divorce settlement. And once Maya lets it slip over dinner that Jack is worried, Eve seizes upon the idea of getting the painting back. Meanwhile, Nina and Finch both find it hard to outwit Bill's efforts. And even though Elliott tries to meet the new standards, Bill sees through his efforts to brown-nose.
12 May 1998
When Nina suggests a double date with her and her boyfriend, Maya isn't interested. But when Nina and Roger arrive at her apartment anyway, Maya agrees to have them and their friend Michael in for dinner. Then, while Maya is out of the room, Nina and Roger take off. And after he takes advantage of the moment with a kiss, his back goes out, leaving him stranded. Meanwhile, after insisting that Finch participate in an inter-office paint ball match, an accidental shot takes Jack out of the contest just as it's getting started. Only after realizing he can't move does Michael reveal that he's both married and a Congressman. Because his wife thinks he's on a hunting trip in Louisiana, he cannot call for help. However, Maya is determined to get him out of her apartment. But when Nina provides some pain pills to help get him up and around, he passes out cold. Meanwhile, Jack won't forgive Finch for taking him out of the paint ball contest early.
22 September 1998
Finch tries to hijack a surveillance videotape of him and Jack's nanny in a compromising position.
Season 3, Episode 2: Steamed29 September 1998
Jack tricks Maya into getting a neighbor to move so he can build a steam room at work.
Season 3, Episode 3: The Mask27 October 1998
Finch is convinced that Nina has an imaginary alter ego while Maya discovers how Jack deceived her on Halloween many years ago.
Season 3, Episode 4: Funny Girl3 November 1998
Finch challenges Maya to play a good practical joke.
10 November 1998
Finch conspires to set Maya up on a date with another woman.
17 November 1998
Elliott promises to get revenge after Finch is taken advantage of by a woman.
17 November 1998
Maya is convinced that her new boyfriend is sending her messages by way of the puppets that he uses on his children's television show.
Season 3, Episode 8: The List24 November 1998
When Jack is unhappy he's far down on a prestigious listing about to be published, he jumps at Maya's for once uttered idea to send a bound collection of the magazine covers - but the result is not he, but Elliott is listed... Meanwhile Dennis makes a typical fan pest of himself when he accidentally meets his Star wars idol Mark 'Luke Skywalker' Hamill, who is most annoyed but then seems to follow him around for over a week, until...
8 December 1998
Nina is despondent at the retirement of a longtime rival; Jack's desire to gain fame by naming a park after himself backfires.
15 December 1998
It's Christmas and Finch is hinting what present he wants. And he can't help but take peek and when he sees that it's not what he wants but something lame he goes on tear substituting everyone's presents with lame objects also.
5 January 1999
Maya tries to convince Elliott that his slow-witted brother is a fake.
12 January 1999
Maya's old boyfriend, an actor who went to England to join a Dramatic Academy comes back to town and reconnects with her. And Jack is not happy to see cause he didn't like him and walked in on them in flagrante delicto. It's when Jack is expressing his disapproval of him that he blurts out how the guy got into the Academy.
2 February 1999
Maya's efforts to woo a handsome presidential candidate are disrupted when he falls for Nina instead.
9 February 1999
Following his divorce, Finch's dad starts dating Nina.
16 February 1999
Finch tries coming to grips with his dad's engagement to Nina.
23 February 1999
Maya's plan for a murder mystery theme party backfire when a grouchy neighbor dies on her doorstep.
Season 3, Episode 17: Toy Story2 March 1999
As a practical joke, Finch switches Elliott's birthday presents from Maya and a co-worker.
23 March 1999
Finch tries to keep from being identified as the magazine's new advice columnist; Elliott accidentally offends a big advertiser.
6 April 1999
Maya's taking a photography class and her teacher instructs her to take a nude self portrait. Elliot thinks the guy just wants to see Maya naked.
4 May 1999
Maya, Nina and Elliott are all nominated for a prestigious fashion magazine award.
Season 3, Episode 21: Softball4 May 1999
Maya is persuaded to pitch in the office's annual softball game.
11 May 1999
Jack has second thoughts about hiring a rigorous personal trainer.
18 May 1999
After offering some unsolicited advice about Nina's tendency to make bad choices, Maya sees that it hasn't sunk in after catching her making out with a deliveryman. But when Maya interrupts their passionate kiss, she discovers that it's really an old boyfriend of Nina's who's just escaped from prison. In an effort to keep Nina out of trouble, Maya suggests calling the police. However, Nina is in no mood to send Roy packing and even agrees to hide him in her apartment. Meanwhile, Jack, Finch and Elliott all start betting on each other's habits and idiosyncrasies. When Nina decides to take Maya's advice and not plunge into a sexual relationship just yet, Roy is frustrated. After FBI Agent Justin Morris shows up unexpectedly, Roy hides. And in an effort to help him escape the apartment, Nina invites Justin to join her for a dinner out. However, after Nina falls for the FBI agent, too, she comes back home and is surprised to find Roy has decided to stay with her, no matter what. Meanwhile, their constant wagering begins to interfere with everything Jack, Finch and Elliott are supposed to do. In love with both Roy and Justin, Nina turns to Maya for help. For Maya, the choice is clear. However, when Roy sneaks back into the office for some advice about a gift, Maya cannot resist helping him out. Meanwhile, their non-stop betting has ended with Elliott, Finch and Jack too reluctant to do anything. Finally, after receiving a beautiful new coat, Nina decides to stick with Roy. But when she tells Justin of her decision, the sexually frustrated Roy is hauled off to jail.
25 May 1999
When a guy Dennis knows whose rich and has a pretty wife who likes to flaunt it in front of Dennis shows up. And not wanting to seem like a loser, Dennis claims he is dating Adrienne a model who is there to do a photo shoot. And it turns it she just broke up with her boyfriend.
25 May 1999
Finch announces that he and Adrienne are going to get married. Maya is unconvinced of their love and thinks he is manipulating her somehow. Complications arise when Adrienne's ex, the hockey player, shows up looking for blood...Dennis'. If he is to remain out of harm's way wedding plans will have to be accelerated.
21 September 1999
As Dennis tries to hide his true passions from his new supermodel wife, Maya and Elliott seek to have their accidental marriage annulled.
28 September 1999
Nina discovers her role in a fifteen-year-old accident that changed Elliott's life forever; immigration authorities question the legitimacy of Dennis and Adrienne's marriage.
2 November 1999
A photographer coerces Elliot into hiring him as his assistant. Elliot doesn't want to be under his thumb but doesn't know what to do. An astronaut comes to for an interview but Nina thinks the whole going into space is a hoax.
9 November 1999
Finch is forced to protect Adrienne from a suitor who is a lot like him.
Season 4, Episode 5: Jack Vents9 November 1999
As Nina eavesdrops on Jack's therapy session, a misunderstanding leaves Maya owing $5,000 to Finch's bookie.
16 November 1999
Finch's honesty magnifies his differences with Adrienne.
23 November 1999
Maya becomes a pawn in the ongoing competition between Elliott and his old college classmate.
Season 4, Episode 8: First Date25 November 1999
Maya and Elliot are going out on a date. But Cindy, Maya's former secretary who's now a media buyer wants to get space in the magazine. So she goes out with Maya and Elliot and they all get drunk. Elliot wakes up to find himself in bed with Cindy. When Maya learns of this, she's shocked and wants nothing to do with Elliot. Finch trying to get over the end of his marriage to a model thinks he should hook up with another. While Jack tries to get him to take up a hobby.
30 November 1999
En route to an important meeting in Paris, Jack runs into an ex-wife.
14 December 1999
A chance encounter with actor Robert Conrad leads Maya to unwittingly expose some lies in her dad's new autobiography.
11 January 2000
When Elliot brings his new girlfriend to the office, Maya's expecting another dumb blonde. But when he reveals her to be a doctor, she's amazed. Eventually Maya lets it slip that Elliot lied to her about himself that she breaks up with him. Elliot is upset that Maya would do that to him that she tries to fix things. And when she goes on about Elliot, she wonders if she has feelings for him.
25 January 2000
Nina inspires Elliott's mom to start her life over again; Maya and Jack accidentally kill Finch's prized cat.
8 February 2000
Nina's former agent whom she cast aside when she made it big calls her and she makes an unusual request. When Nina has to do something she passes her to Finch who hits it off with her. Maya thinks her new boyfriend has unusual fetish.
15 February 2000
As Jack and Nina look for a date for Maya, Elliott balks at a girlfriend's interest.
15 February 2000
After her sexual relationship with Elliott is revealed, Maya worries when Jack doesn't get upset.
22 February 2000
Dennis runs into Adrianne and upon learning that she thinks of him decides to try and get back together with her. Jack is selling cookies that his daughter is selling at her school and is "asking" his employees to buy. Elliot who likes the cookies wants to buy. But Maya who doesn't like what her father is doing; "tells" Elliot not to and if he does she'll reward him in the bedroom. When Jack hears of this he says Elliot is under Maya's thumb.
29 February 2000
Their effort to have some friends in common leads Maya and Elliott into trouble; Finch betrays a colleague in an effort to help Jack.
Season 4, Episode 18: Blackjack28 March 2000
An imposter claims to be Jack's son.
4 April 2000
When the conservative Citizens for Morality demands that the magazine tone down their sexually explicit covers, Jack is sure that his charm can easily diffuse the situation.
18 April 2000
Maya and Elliott try living together; Jack and Nina celebrate their anniversary.
27 April 2000
Nina nervously prepares to meet her birth parents. Elliott and Jack discover that Finch has a very special gift.
2 May 2000
The unexpected arrival of his old figure skating partner has Finch worried. Following an accident on the ice nearly twenty years ago that ended her skating career, Nicole stopped speaking to Finch. And while he was upset over losing a partner, the hurt.
9 May 2000
A&E Biography looks at the troubled history behind the career of Nina Van Horn.
16 May 2000
Maya has a problem when a reporter scheduled to pose as a high school student calls in sick. Needing someone for the assignment, Jack turns to Finch.
12 October 2000
Elliot hears Alley break up with Jack on the answering machine. He accidentally erases the message. Finch shares a passionate kiss with Nina and then insults her by telling her she's not his type. Seduction and revenge put Nina on top.
19 October 2000
26 October 2000
Maya learns of Elliot's criminal past. Nina dates a famous television actor, whose rough-n-tough nomad character melts away once she discovers he lives with his mother. Mamma's not about to share her boy with another woman.
2 November 2000
Elliot's brother Donnie who once feigned being mentally challenged so that he could be waited on by his mother returns. He claims to have found a job but is in trouble with some loan sharks but Maya is completely skeptical. When he is supposedly beaten up and winds up in a hospital, she thinks it's a con because all of the hospital staff were at the bistro that she and Elliot met Donnie, thinking they were there to make it appear that they were in bistro. So Maya attacks Donnie.
9 November 2000
Maya's high school friend tells her he is responsible for a bad rumor that caused her unpopularity. He's come back to make it up to her. Jack dreams about Kevin killing him. His nightmares continue until he confronts Kevin in an elevator.
16 November 2000
Finch meets up with an old friend and is ashamed of his feelings; whilst Elliot gets back at Nina for treating her assistant badly.
23 November 2000
7 December 2000
When Jack makes Dennis do frivolous errands, Dennis has a meltdown. Jack then sends him to another department where he learns is where Jack sends anyone he gets ticked off with. And Elliot is uncomfortable when he meets Maya's gynecologist who is a good looking guy. He asks her to get another one but she refuses. He later catches the man in a strip club and when he tells Maya she doesn't believe him.
14 December 2000
4 January 2001
Finch dates a female boxer with a jealous ex-girlfriend. Elliott, Jack and Nina fool Maya into believing that they're smarter than she is.
11 January 2001
Maya and Nina have a quarrel over the intentions of giving out invitations to the bridal shower.
25 January 2001
Elliott's impulsive decision to propose to Maya has dire consequences.
1 February 2001
Maya gives Elliott the ring back. Elliott proposes again and passes out again. Maya comes to the realization that Elliott is not interested in what she is and kicks him out of their apartment.
8 February 2001
Elliot and Maya go on dates after their breakup. Finch tries to jeopardize the auction of Jack' collection after he feels betrayed.
15 February 2001
Season 5, Episode 16: Sid & Nina22 February 2001
Finch DJs a bar mitzvah for a kid who has a crush on Nina. Jack and Elliot set their sights on the same woman.
15 March 2001
29 March 2001
19 April 2001
When Finch's newly single mom shows up, he tries to fix her up with Jack so that he can be part of Jack's family. He sabotages Jack's current relationship for the plan to take effect. Elliot learns that a once great photographer has been slumming at Nina's, he's now a 'down and out'. So Elliot tries to help him.
26 April 2001
3 May 2001
Nina convinces Maya to stop over thinking her dating life and just go for it. Eliot tries to get Finch to do something good.
10 May 2001
Nina pesters Eliot to set up a therapy session with his new girlfriend. Alie wants Jack back.
27 September 2001
When Jack catches Dennis with his wife, he throws him out. Later Dennis gets a job working for Snoop Dog. When Jack learns of what happened between Dennis and his wife he tries to get Dennis to come back but he's afraid to tell Snoop that he wants to go.
11 October 2001
Finch reveals his personality is not his own but one he ripped off a girl he knew earlier in life. Jack asserts his alpha-male status when Elliot refuses to share his cannolis.
18 October 2001
Finch dates the woman who shares his personality. Nina doubts her ability to negotiate a raise from Jack, and Maya wonders if her raises are just because she's his daughter.
25 October 2001
When Nina's long-time friend passes away, she finds it hard to cope with the loss. At first, she avoids the whole issue. Later, she can't separate herself from Binnie's ashes and takes the urn with her everywhere. Dennis feels threatened by Jack's new egg-shaped electronic personal assistant, but finds relief when Jack agrees to pay to send Dennis to college.
1 November 2001
Maya's new assistant will stop at nothing to get ahead fast. She goes over Maya's head to get Jack to hire her as the new sex columnist. Elliot sets Kevin up with a date, but Kevin can't let Elliot go.
8 November 2001
Jack's new point system causes Nina and Maya to compete for his approval. Finch and Elliot compete over Amy, each trying to outdo or embarrass the other.
15 November 2001
The competition between Finch and Elliot kicks into high gear when Amy asks them each out for a date on the same weekend. Jack and Nina entice Kevin with the finer things after he turns down a promotion because he doesn't care about money.
6 December 2001
Kevin begins stalking Maya instead of Nina. Jack must tolerate his snobbish business partner's attempts to degrade those less fortunate, namely Elliot.
13 December 2001
Jack's daughter, Hannah, makes an appearance. Jack must set things straight with a little boy she creates a scene with, waiting to see Santa. Maya meets a handsome celebrity who loves Christmas even more than her, to the point of obsession.
10 January 2002
Nina reveals she had a child when she was younger. And that child who is now a woman has come looking for her. Nina not wanting her to think less of her asks Finch to pretend to be her son.
17 January 2002
It skips a generation. Nina's newly discovered granddaughter shares much in common with her, in fact, too much. Nina wants her to show some restraint. Jack tries to find the perfect gift for Maya's birthday, only it's not her birthday.
31 January 2002
Ray Liotta is back and he's obsessed with Maya. He even vows to give up show business for her, but can't adjust to normal life. Jay Leno also appears as himself. Nina puts on a one-woman show. Jack buys George Washington's desk.
7 February 2002
Jack sets up Elliot with a fake headhunter to test his loyalty. Elliot proves he's loyal but resents the set up. He teaches Jack to swim so he'll become more trusting. Finch creates a fake kid so he can trick a nanny into sleeping with him.
28 February 2002
Kevin and Finch become roommates, and neighbors with Maya. She's not happy Finch still has a key to her apartment. Elliot sells Jack his beloved sports car, but isn't happy when Jack shows less love towards the car.
7 March 2002
Maya dates an obnoxious blind man who thinks his disability makes it okay to be rude. Finch takes a class in T.V. broadcasting and helps produce a show where he surprises his guests by attacking them.
25 March 2002
Maya goes on a date with the office exterminator, Chris. She will be amazed at how much she actually likes him, though he is not the smartest. Finch and Elliot amuses himself by paying Kevin to eat junk.
28 March 2002
Jack agrees to pay for tutoring because Finch isn't doing well in college. After learning his tutor is also a masseuse, Finch trades the tutoring sessions for massages. Elliot shows a nude photo of a sleeping Maya at an exhibition.
4 April 2002
Jack wants to write a novel but ends up using a ghostwriter. With him out of the office, Nina, Elliot, and Maya compete for power over the magazine. No one produces much of anything related to quality.
11 April 2002
The Blush staff agrees to corporate therapy after their bickering drives off a client. Dr. Drake complicates their teamwork when he advances Finch and Nina to blue binders, while Maya and Elliot sill have their red ones.
18 April 2002
Finch produces a low-budget movie with the help of his coworkers and David Hasselhoff. Things go wrong, like a flaming bird house tragedy, Jack's scratched car, and Nina's physical affections towards her "son."
25 April 2002
Elliot's grandmother offends him when she lavishes attention on Finch but ignores Elliot. Jack hangs a giant American flag on the side of the building. Nina thinks it makes the building look fat, and it turns Jack's office blue.
2 May 2002
Finch's fellow band member, Greg(Huey Lewis), asks Nina out. She's mortified when she finds out they have an air band with imaginary instruments. Alan Thicke brings out Jack's competitive side. Maya gets upset when Jack drags her into it.
8 October 2002
Jack hires a woman off the street to run the desk, but the staff thinks it's just because Jack wants to seduce her.
15 October 2002
Vicky and Finch fight for Jacks approval. Nina loses a crazy woman in the office. Elliott asks Vicky out and is annoyed when she turns him down.
22 October 2002
Nina dates a rock star and tries not to sleep with him on the first date. Maya tries to get Vicky to open up about her broken marriage. Jack gets a pocket watch, and gifts Elliott with a wristwatch to persuade him to stop using his own pocket watch.
29 October 2002
Nina throws an A-list Halloween party and reluctantly invites the Blush team. Jack and Finch fight for the affections of a new model with Jack trying to use magic to win her. Maya helps Elliott realise that the only reason he keeps arguing with Vicky is because he likes her. Nina becomes jealous of her new boyfriend Simon and one of his old lovers.
12 November 2002
Eliot tries to date Vicki but ends up with her sister. Jack monitors the office remotely with a 2-way A/V system.
19 November 2002
Jack goes on a diet, but Finch keeps feeding him fatty foods so stops being cranky. Vicky's husband returns to beg for her forgiveness and Maya finds herself very attracted to him. Elliott helps Nina make Simon jealous with an incriminating photograph.
3 December 2002
Maya helps Finch write a poem so he won't flunk out of college. Jack is impressed by the poem and rewards Finch even though Maya is responsible for it. Nina gets a chance to model again for Vicky's new idea for an article, which brings out a terrible side in both her and Elliott.
7 January 2003
Finch tries to get Jack to let him come to dinner with George Lucas. Elliott becomes extremely arrogant when one of his artistic photos is published in a photography magazine. Vicky and Nina are forced to work together on a project, Finch convinces Nina that Vicky is a lesbian and has feelings for her.
14 January 2003
22 April 2003
22 April 2003
12 July 2003
12 July 2003
19 July 2003
19 July 2003
26 July 2003
Nina takes under her wing the female impersonator who's portraying her in a cabaret show.
2 August 2003
2 August 2003
9 August 2003
9 August 2003
16 August 2003
Jack surprises everyone by announcing that he will be retiring on the following day and promotes Maya to be the Editor.
16 August 2003
24 November 2003
26 November 2003
Finch and Elliot become rivals over a mutual male friend whom they both have an emotional connection with. Nina's dead friend Binnie shows up in her dreams.
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