musical guest: Braxton Brothers
rc: Jeff, Rory, Dr. Visconti
Kyle tries to manipulate Taylor into revealing the truth about her scheme involving Christine. Although Michael warns her to keep quiet, Taylor comes clean after Kyle threatens to break up with her. Kyle insults Taylor and her unborn child, then departs for the Domincan Republic. Amanda and Kyle's divorce is finalized. She marries Rory, as Kyle arrives at the ceremony seconds too late. Taylor tries to commit suicide through carbon monoxide poisoning. Jennifer tells Billy that she has known about Sam's affair with Jeff for months. Jennifer reveals her affair with Billy to Jeff and convinces him to tell Samantha. A furious Sam attacks Jennifer, but Billy comes to Jen's defense. Sam moves out of the apartment. Megan takes a job waitressing at the jazz club after the medical practice lets her go. She learns that Michael cost Brett the Philadelphia job by telling Larner about her past profession. She holds this information over Michael's head to stop him from making trouble at the practice. Peter realizes that he still loves Amanda.b: 27 Jul 98 pc: 2397184 w: Carol Mendelsohn d: Chip Chalmers
musical guest: Ricky Peterson
rc: Jeff, Jordan, Rory, Dr. Visconti
Rory poisons Amanda after she refuses to give him a share of the agency. Kyle discovers the couple's secret honeymoon location. Rory tries to stab Kyle, but falls on the knife during the scuffle and dies. Amanda recovers from her illness. Lexi learns that her father set her up to take the fall in an embezzlement scheme. She will go to prison unless she can come up with five million dollars. Peter admits his love for Amanda and breaks up with Lexi. He tells Lexi about her father's secret codicil, and suggests that she marry Brett and split the ten million dollars. Brett refuses to consider her offer, and Lexi is arrested. Taylor is saved from the carbon monoxide poisoning, but not before a dream causes her to suspect that Michael is her baby's father. Peter discovers the truth and forces Michael to face his responsibility. Taylor decides that Michael and the baby are her reason for living, and Michael reluctantly allows her to move in with him. Sam and Billy file for divorce. Sam becomes bored with Jeff, while Billy and Jen seem closer than ever.b: 3 Aug 98 pc: 2397185 w: Charles Pratt Jr. d: Charles Pratt Jr.
musical guest: Dave Koz
rc: Mario, Jeff, Jordan, Kary
Overcome with guilt about Lexi's plight, Megan convinces Brett to marry Lexi. She is hurt to learn that they must live together with no one else in the house, especially after Lexi suddenly begins to show a romantic interest in Brett. Michael rebuffs Taylor's attempts to turn him into a responsible father, but softens after delivering a couple's baby on the side of the highway. Peter begins his pursuit of Amanda, who has remarried Kyle. The "newlyweds" cannot find any time together. Billy moves in with Jennifer. A furious Samantha tries to use Jeff to make Billy jealous. She demands that Amanda fire either her or Billy, but learns that the outcome would not be in her favor.b: 10 Aug 98 pc: 2397186 w: Cynthia J. Cohen d: Charles Correll
musical guest: Diana Krall
rc: Jane, Jeff, Jordan, Kary, Nurse Lynn, Mr. Beck
Michael attends a college reunion in Chicago, where he runs into Jane. They seem to instantly renew their connection, but Jane tells him that she is to marry in a few days. Michael later learns that this is not true, and the two reminisce about the good times in their relationship. After a night of passion, Jane follows Michael back to Los Angeles in the hopes of rekindling their romance. Megan and Brett struggle to find time together in the face of Lexi's interference. Peter turns to a shady former patient for assistance after his attempts to woo Amanda prove an unqualified failure. Billy and Samantha vie for an Italian client's in-house advertising position. Jennifer mistakenly believes that Billy plans to leave the country without her. Billy and Jen get engaged--in front of Sam. Samantha launches a plan after overhearing Billy and Amanda discuss Alison's renewed alcohol problem and failed professional life.b: 17 Aug 98 pc: 2397187 w: James Kahn d: Chip Hayes
musical guest: Joe Sample
rc: Jane, Jeff, Julie, Jack, Nurse Lynn, Nurse Dena, Mr. Beck
Michael has Taylor shipped away in an ambulance, but she and Jane later discover each other. Jane is furious to learn of the pregnancy, and rents an apartment at the complex. Amanda recruits her for a job at AWA. Jane reconciles with Michael, and agrees to help care for Taylor. Taylor decides that she isn't fit to be a mother and asks Jane and Michael to adopt her baby. Peter is uneasy about the plot he arranged with Mr. Beck. He is unable to call it off, and Amanda is kidnapped. Samantha convinces Jeff to send Billy a fax in which "Alison" expresses her love for him. Billy claims that he only wishes to help Alison, but Jennifer fears that he still holds feelings for her. Lexi continues to taunt Megan about her marriage, and goads Brett into sleeping with her.b: 24 Aug 98 pc: 2397188 w: Frank South d: Frank South NOTE: Laura Leighton and Courtney Thorne-Smith appear in (non-speaking) flashbacks.
rc: Jane, Jeff, Jack, Nurse Dena, Mr. Beck
Beck's men hold Amanda hostage in a desolate cabin. She escapes, but is quickly re-captured. Kyle is forced to turn to Peter for help when the kidnappers demand a million-dollar ransom. Peter volunteers to leave the money at the drop site after the kidnappers refuse to let Kyle do it himself. Peter arrives at the cabin to find that Amanda is gone. She has escaped again, with one of Beck's men in hot pursuit. Jen is distraught when Billy insists that he will visit Alison in Atlanta. A disgusted Jeff breaks up with Sam. He accepts a job as a sports radio talk show host in Tampa. Sam tells Jennifer that she sent the fax, but Jen keeps the news from Billy in order to test their relationship. Michael tells Billy the truth, and he breaks up with Jennifer. Lexi orders Brett to stop seeing Megan. She also angers him by purchasing an expensive sailboat. Brett begs Megan to leave the country with him, but she learns that he slept with Lexi. Brett suddenly pretends that he is in love with Lexi, then leaves Megan an ominous message in which he promises to get Lexi out of their lives. He takes Lexi sailing during a terrible rainstorm. Jane and Michael agree to take custody of his and Taylor's son. Taylor goes into labor at the beach house.b: 31 Aug 98 pc: 2397189A w: Carol Mendelsohn and Antoinette Stella d: Charles Correll
rc: Jane, Jeff, Kary, Jack
The kidnapper pursues Amanda through the woods in the midst of the storm. She slips over the edge of a cliff, and is about to be shot when Peter arrives. Peter furtively convinces the kidnapper to let Amanda go, and carries her to the safety of a motel. Kyle is alarmed to find them naked and sharing the same bed, although Peter explains that their clothes were soaked and Amanda was suffering from hypothermia. Kyle later overhears Amanda chatting on the phone with Peter in the middle of the night. Megan stows away on the boat and foils Brett's attempt to kill Lexi. Brett blames Megan for ruining his life by forcing him to marry Lexi. He dumps her and moves to Philadelphia to take the job for Larner. Taylor delivers a healthy baby boy and decides to move back to Boston. Jane and Michael prepare for parenthood, only to find that Taylor has left with Michael Jr. Jane forces Michael to arrange a reconciliation between Billy and a heartbroken Jennifer. The couple moves to Rome together. Sam shows up in Tampa and surprises Jeff with an on-air marriage proposal.b: 7 Sep 98 pc: 23978189B w: Carol Mendelsohn and Antoinette Stella d: Charles Correll NOTE: This is the final episode for Andrew Shue, Lisa Rinna, Alyssa Milano, Linden Ashby and Brooke Langton. Shue's departure leaves Thomas Calabro as the only original cast member never to have left the series.
musical guest: Sean Lennon
rc: Alex, Mrs. Fielding, Nurse Amy, Dr. Visconti, Mr. Beck
Matt dies in a car accident while on his way to dinner at Kyle's club. His mother gives Amanda a diary in which he recorded secrets about his friends and neighbors. Jane is amused to learn that Michael worked as a stripper during college; but their new engagement is threatened after she reveals that she slept with an old friend, Alex Bastian, the night before their wedding. Amanda learns from the diary that Kyle has a brother named Ryan. They quarreled after Kyle accused Ryan of making a pass at Taylor. Amanda convinces Kyle to bury the hatchet. Amanda removes an incriminating page from the diary. Beck returns the ransom money to Peter. Amanda tells Peter that the diary revealed that he performed heart surgery on Beck while he was unlicensed. Peter believes that the missing page relates to Amanda's feelings for him, and snoops in her apartment. Amanda mistakes him for a burglar and shoots him. Lexi decides to branch out into advertising. A distraught Megan throws herself at Michael, then vanishes after he rejects her.b: 14 Sep 98 pc: 2398190 w: Frank South d: Charles Correll NOTE: This was intended to be the season premiere. John Haymes Newton joins the cast as Ryan McBride, and Josie Bissett is listed as an official cast member. Doug Savant appears in a flashback. This episode marks Heather Locklear's debut as a co-producer.
Writer Antoinette Stella plays a patient of Dr. Visconti's, who is shooed away by Peter before Visconti can interpret her dream about her husband blow-drying her hair until it burst into flames.
rc: Alex, Nurse Lynn, Dr. Visconti, Nurse Dena
Kyle is jealous of the amount of time Amanda spends with the recuperating Peter. He and Ryan quarrel after Ryan mentions Kyle's concerns to Amanda. Amanda referees the dispute and gives Ryan a job at her agency. Peter, fearing that he is about to die, confesses his involvement in the kidnapping to Dr. Visconti. Lexi seduces Dr. Visconti to pry the truth from him. Michael follows Megan to her parents' home, and is stunned to find that the family is wealthy. Megan discovers that her father suffered a crippling stroke years ago, which Mrs. Lewis claims is the result of the strain of learning that Megan was a prostitute. Michael discovers that Megan's mother is lying to force Megan to stay home out of guilt. Jane takes a job at AWA. She is asked to persuade Alex--now a famous designer--to bring his business to the agency.b: 21 Sep 98 pc: 2398191 w: Charles Pratt Jr. d: Jefferson Kibbee
musical guest: Five Easy Pieces
rc: Julie, Alex, Dr. Visconti
Peter learns that Lexi has uncovered the truth about his involvement in Amanda's kidnapping. Peter returns the ransom money to Amanda and Kyle, explaining that Beck pressured the kidnappers. Lexi threatens to expose Peter unless he sleeps with her. Peter decides to call her bluff, and Lexi races to the club to talk to Amanda. Amanda burns the journal--and the missing page--after Kyle continually accuses her of protecting Peter. Ryan tries to make a move on a reluctant Megan. Megan takes a job for Lexi, and winds up vying with Ryan for an account in Arizona. Car problems force the two to spend time together, but Megan says that she is not ready for a relationship. Michael is jealous of Jane's new working relationship with Alex. He decides to push Jane away to see if she can resist Alex's advances. Michael spies Alex kissing Jane at a restaurant.b: 28 Sep 98 pc: 2398192 w: Carol Mendelsohn d: Charles Correll
rc: Julie, Alex, Eve, Nurse Lynn
Lexi does not tell Amanda about the kidnapping because she doesn't want Peter to go to prison. Singer Eve Cleary is struck by a car outside outside the club after Kyle fires her. Peter assists in her recuperation, and Amanda convinces Kyle to give Eve another chance. Amanda is annoyed when Kyle continues to obsess over the missing journal page. Amanda has a clandestine meeting with Eve outside the club. She tells her that she once told a friend their secret, but will not make this mistake again. Amanda fires Ryan because she suspects that he leaked information to Lexi's agency. She welcomes him back after he proves that her assistant was the actual spy. Megan tells Ryan about her past and explains her reluctance to open up to him. Michael pretends to go out of town, then keeps Jane and Alex under surveillance. Jane fears that Michael is having an affair with Megan, but resists Alex's persistent advances.b: 19 Oct 98 pc: 2398193 w: James Kahn d: Jack Wagner
rc: Alex, Eve
Amanda is nominated for a magazine's Businesswoman of the Year award, and is considered a strong favorite. Lexi sleeps with Drew MacKenzie, the magazine's editor-in-chief, in the hopes of convincing him to give her the honor instead. When her plan fails, she starts a rumor that Amanda won the award by sleeping with Drew. Megan learns the truth when she eavesdrops on a conversation between Lexi and Drew. Jane shares the news with Amanda, who humiliates Lexi in her acceptance speech and mockingly presents her with the award. Jane accuses Megan of having an affair with Michael. Michael suggests that he and Jane elope. Michael punches Alex after he claims that Michael's haste stems from his fear that Jane will sleep with Alex. Jane threatens to call off the wedding unless Michael agrees to trust her. She temporarily moves back to the apartment building. Peter and Eve have their first date (miniature golf). He is touched by her enthusiasm for mundane things such as hot dogs, but she frightens him with an overly passionate kiss. Eve sends Peter a love letter, but is hurt when she hears him sarcastically reading it to Michael. They later decide to make a fresh start. Ryan tells Megan that he is still interested in her.b: 26 Oct 98 pc: 2398194 w: Charles Pratt Jr. d: Jefferson Kibbee NOTE: While watching Monday Night Football, Michael and Peter complain about its new, earlier time slot. The move to 8 PM EST placed it in direct competition with Melrose Place on the east coast.
rc: Alex, Eve
Lexi decides not to fire Megan for her betrayal because she cannot stand to lose her only friend. Peter sleeps with Eve, but then refuses to return her calls. Amanda goes to Peter's office to confront him, and the two are trapped in an elevator during a citywide power outage. Peter realizes that he has been cold to Eve because he is afraid of destroying another relationship. Michael is forced to take an apartment due to structural damage at the beach house. Alex threatens to pull his account unless Amanda helps him win over Jane. Michael is mistaken for a looter and arrested. Alex sneaks into Jane's apartment and makes a pass at her. Megan and Ryan bond over a lost dog and share a rooftop kiss, but she quickly rejects him. Lexi shows up at the building during the blackout, and Ryan ogles her as she swims in the nude.b: 2 Nov 98 pc: 2398195 w: Carol Mendelsohn d: Charles Correll
musical guest: Red Elvises
rc: Alex, Eve, Becky, Nurse Lynn, Dr. Visconti
Kyle becomes suspicious of Eve after she angrily rejects a record deal. Eve visits the courthouse. Peter catches her in a lie about her whereabouts, but she covers her tracks by giving him a present. He asks her to move in with him. Amanda abruptly sends Jane on a business trip to Chicago, where she works closely with Alex. Alex promises to remain professional, but he and Jane end up kissing passionately. Peter tries to distract Michael by throwing a bachelor party. The evening is spoiled by the distraught stripper, who whines about her ex-boyfriend. Peter drugs Michael to stop him from going to Chicago. Megan and Ryan behave coldly to each other. Ryan ignores his brother's warning and sleeps with Lexi.b: 9 Nov 98 pc: 2398196 w: James Kahn d: Chip Chalmers NOTE: In an obvious reference to the unisex bathroom on Ally McBeal, Michael barges into AWA's ladies' room and explains that he thought it was "one of those fancy coed corporate bathrooms." Amanda replies, "Give me a break. Those only exist on TV."
rc: Alex, Eve, Mrs. Andrews, Mr. Andrews, Nurse Amy, Dr. Visconti
Overcome with guilt after kissing Alex, Jane hides out at a hotel. She fears that she is making a huge mistake by re-marrying Michael. She suffers a panic attack and passes out. Amanda goes to the church to tell a heartbroken Michael that the wedding is off. Jane decides that she wants to marry Michael after all. Michael refuses to talk to her, but Peter ambushes him with a ceremony at the hospital. Michael agrees to marry Jane after hearing her vows. Alex shows up at the reception and leads Michael to believe that he slept with Jane. Michael gets drunk and humiliates Jane with accusations of infidelity. She seeks refuge at Alex's house, only to discover that he is not using the clothing designed during her trip to Chicago. Alex admits that he had invented a work emergency in the hopes of getting closer to Jane. During the reception, Megan catches Ryan and Lexi in a compromising position in a bathroom. She tries to drink away her sorrow, and finds comfort with Michael. While heavily intoxicated, they break into Ryan's apartment and gain roof access. Jane visits Amanda's apartment in search of advice and ice cream. Michael and Megan kiss and become amorous. The roof suddenly collapses, sending the half-naked duo crashing into Amanda's bedroom--where Amanda, Jane, Ryan and Kyle look on.b: 16 Nov 98 pc: 2398197 w: Antoinette Stella d: Anson Williams
musical guest: Swamp Boogie Queen
rc: Julie, Eve, Dr. Visconti
Following the roof incident, Ryan insults Megan and gets into a fist fight with Michael. Jane burns her wedding dress on the barbecue. Amanda sues Michael for the roof damages, tries to fire Ryan and Jane, and blames Lexi for everything. Jane sues Michael for divorce, and he responds with a countersuit. Amanda hopes to force the Mancinis to talk things out by locking them in the laundry room overnight. They wind up dredging up the past (and Jane actually says Sydney's name!). Megan tells Michael to go easy on Jane after learning that she may have breast cancer. Megan quits her job, but returns (as vice president) after Lexi begs for forgiveness. Ryan again repels Megan by gyrating onstage with the musical guest. Peter learns that his father--a spiteful man who struggled as a pro golfer--has died friendless. He hopes to avoid his father's fate by proposing to Eve. Eve arranges a wedding in her hometown, then sneaks out with Amanda to visit her grandmother. Kyle follows them, and badgers the old woman into revealing that Eve spent 15 years in prison. Lexi, unaware that Peter is about to tie the knot, calls him to profess her love. Kyle harasses Eve before the wedding. Amanda interrupts and confesses that she and Eve once committed a murder.b: 23 Nov 98 pc: 2398198 w: Charles Pratt Jr. and Carol Mendelsohn d: Richard Denault
musical guest: Jon Ernst
rc: Julie, Eve, Becky, Karen
Amanda and Eve reveal their secret to Kyle. During high school, Eve's quarterback boyfriend Kent made a play for Amanda at the football stadium. He tried to rape her when she refused him. Eve saved Amanda by shoving Kent from the bleachers to his death. His family claimed that the act was premeditated, and Eve was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Eve and Amanda beg Kyle not to share the truth with Peter. Peter and Eve are married, and find a naked Lexi waiting in their room. Peter threatens Lexi when she tries to blackmail him with her knowledge of Amanda's kidnapping. Eve is haunted by nightmares about Kent. Megan and Ryan take Lexi home after she rushes the Upstairs stage in a drunken stupor. After Ryan saves her from falling off her balcony, Lexi decides to turn over a new leaf. She tries to make nice with Amanda, but later admits that this is part of a scheme. Megan considers dating Ryan. Michael learns of Jane's potential illness and offers to support her. Jane leans on him temporarily, but rejects him after getting a clean bill of health. Amanda is nearly flattened by a delivery truck, and suddenly decides she wants a baby. Amanda and Kyle find oceanfront property for sale, and Kyle gives the owner a sob story to convince him to accept their bid.b: 30 Nov 98 pc: 2398199 w: Jule Selbo d: Chip Chalmers
musical guest: Pushmonkey
rc: Eve, Travis
Michael must sell the beach house to pay off his debts. The voyeuristic real estate agent closes a deal within two days, then sleeps with Michael. Jane and Michael reminisce about their first date, but she tries to move on by going out with a dork from the office. Amanda plans to turn over day-to-day control of her agency to Ryan. A lazy lab technician's error convinces Kyle that he is sterile. Ryan and Megan's first date is a disaster, but they later admit their attraction and kiss. Lexi, Amanda and Eve organize a charity Christmas function. They visit a Christmas tree lot, where a former prison guard recognizes Eve. Lexi witnesses an argument between the two and suspects that Eve is hiding something about her past.b: 14 Dec 98 pc: 2398200 w: Cynthia J. Cohen d: Gabrielle Beaumont
musical guest: Hanson
rc: Guy, Eve, Becky, Karen, Travis, Nurse Amy, Nurse Lynn, Dr. Visconti
Lexi, Amanda and Eve are caught in a bank hold-up involving men in Santa Claus suits. The guys (including Dr. Visconti) plan to play Santa at area elementary schools, but are mistaken for the bank robbers and arrested. They are detained until Lexi, Amanda and Eve clear up the misunderstanding. Amanda begins to worry about Kyle's drinking. Travis tries to blackmail Eve into sleeping with him, but Kyle pummels him and orders him to leave town. Lexi has an enlightening conversation with Travis, which leads to a fist fight with Eve. Lexi warns Peter that his current and former wives are keeping a secret from him. An eccentric judge orders Michael and Jane to spend the holidays performing community service together. Jane forgives Michael, who then has himself delivered to her apartment in a box. Lexi surprises Megan with a catered Christmas dinner, only to find that she has spent the greater part of three days in bed with Ryan. The teen pop group Hanson performs a charity concert at the club, and Lexi makes an inappropriate remark.b: 21 Dec 98 pc: 2398201 w: Charles Pratt Jr. d: Charles Pratt Jr.
rc: Eve, Karen, Madigan, Rikki G, Nurse Amy, Nurse Dena
Kyle continues to abuse alcohol and prescription pills. After a vicious argument with Amanda regarding her baby obsession, he leaves for New York without sharing his plans. He scouts a hard rock band, whose manager holds wild parties in Kyle's suite and gets him hooked on drugs. When Amanda and Ryan come to Kyle's rescue, she sees women coming out of his room and assumes that he is cheating on her. She throws him out of the apartment. Lexi gives up on Peter after he wishes her well and urges her to move on with her life. She offers to make Megan a partner in her company if she can find Lexi the perfect mate. Jane and Michael call off the divorce, but face huge legal bills. A patient that Michael saved gives him a sports car and offers him an opportunity at a million-dollar investment (or so he says).b: 11 Jan 99 pc: 2398202 w: James Kahn d: Jefferson Kibbee
rc: Eve, J.J., Ralph, Rikki G, Nurse Amy
Eve and Ryan try to reunite Kyle and Amanda. Kyle tells Amanda that her unreasonable expectations have destroyed him. Ryan becomes suspicious of Megan's irregular hours. He sees her interviewing one of Lexi's potential dates and assumes that she has returned to prostitution. Michael embezzles $100,000 from the children's charity fund to invest with Perry. Perry vanishes with the money, and Michael learns that he is a con artist who feigns heart trouble to win the trust of wealthy doctors. Michael covers his tracks by volunteering to serve as the charity's treasurer. Kyle forces Eve to sing with Rikki G's band. The group's disgusting behavior prompts her to quit. A drunken Kyle tells Peter about Eve's murder conviction and long prison sentence.b: 18 Jan 99 pc: 2398203 w: Carol Mendelsohn d: Tracy Lynch Britton
rc: Eve, Audrey, Rikki G, Nurse Amy, Nurse Lynn, Dr. Visconti, Nurse Dena
Peter travels to Oakhurst to investigate Eve's past. He has a run-in with Kent's parents and the town sheriff, but an old friend of Eve's tells him the truth about the murder case. Eve comes looking for Peter, and he defends her from the townspeople's attacks. Ryan intercepts a drug delivery for Kyle and pushes his brother into flushing the pills. Kyle, Eve and Peter separately accuse Amanda of being a tyrant. Overcome with guilt, she takes Kyle back for some reason. Megan conceals the fact that a computer program pinpointed Ryan as Lexi's perfect mate. Ryan discovers that Megan has her own 800 number. He confronts her with allegations of prostitution, so she comes clean about Lexi's search for Mr. Right. Temporary chief-of-staff Michael promotes Amy to head nurse. A wacko nurse whom Michael had just met claims that he promised her the job in exchange for sex. Peter suspends Michael.b: 25 Jan 99 pc: 2398204 w: Kris Dobkin d: Robert J. Metoyer
rc: Eve, Ralph, Audrey, Barry, Nurse Amy, Nurse Dena
Kyle and Ryan's overbearing father, Mack, surprises his sons with a visit. Mack enrages Ryan with his demeaning and hateful comments, then turns on Kyle after learning that he cannot have children. Unable to cope with the pressure, Ryan and Kyle flee Kyle's birthday party and get into a fight that ends in the pool. Kyle attacks his father after he belittles him and reveals his condition to Ryan. Amanda mends her relationships with Eve and Peter. Lexi jumps to conclusions when she sees Amanda and Peter at a hotel while Eve is out of town for a gig. Audrey sues Michael for sexual harassment, and the hospital refuses to support him. Jane shuns Michael following a surprising meeting with Audrey. Michael and Audrey have a secret rendezvous. Lexi sabotages a Valentine's Day date with one of her love candidates. Megan resigns from the project. Lexi gains access to Megan's records and discovers that Ryan is her perfect mate.b: 8 Feb 99 pc: 2398205 w: Antoinette Stella d: Joel Feigenbaum NOTE: On January 31, Fox announced the show's cancellation, effective at the end of the season.
rc: Julie, Eve, Audrey, Rikki G, Nurse Amy, Nurse Lynn
Kyle flies into a drug-induced rage and burns down his and Amanda's dream house. He tells Amanda that he is sterile and disappears. Ryan finds him drinking at the basketball courts and brings him home. Kyle injures himself while Amanda is out, and Peter recommends that he check into a rehab center. Amanda fires Rikki G and the band, prompting a furious Eve to quit. Rikki G tries to rape Amanda, but Peter comes to the rescue. Audrey's sexual harassment allegations are part of a scam engineered by Michael. She is to recant her story in exchange for a share of his winnings in a countersuit against the hospital. Audrey refuses to follow through until Michael agrees to a sexual relationship. She secretly videotapes their encounters. Lexi pursues Jane and Ryan to a Mexican resort, where they are trying to land an account. Jane sprains her ankle and returns home to reunite with the "innocent" Michael. Lexi impulsively kisses Ryan, but apologizes for acting rashly.b: 15 Feb 99 pc: 2398206 w: Charles Pratt Jr. d: Rob Estes
rc: Eve, Becky, Madigan, J.J., Audrey, Nurse Amy, Dr. Visconti, Nurse Dena
Eve is jealous of the amount of time Peter is spending with Amanda. She skips a meeting with her parole officer, and is arrested for performing at an illegal after-hours club. Ryan catches Peter and Amanda in an embrace, and learns of their supposed hotel rendezvous from Lexi. Amanda tells Peter that she is pregnant. Eve overhears this, and races to the rehab clinic to tell Kyle. Kyle breaks out of rehab and goes ballistic, destroying everything in sight and trying to kill Peter. When Amanda tries to stop him, he accidentally throws her through a second-story window. Michael receives a two-million-dollar settlement from the hospital. He insults Audrey on television, so she decides to send her illicit videos to Peter. Ryan and Lexi collaborate on an ad campaign, and hold a drinking contest to determine who will use it. They end up having sex in a closet, and miss their deadline. Dr. Visconti advises Lexi to be less aggressive in her pursuit of men.b: 22 Feb 99 pc: 2398207 w: James Kahn d: Charles Correll
rc: Eve, Madigan, Nurse Dena
Amanda is not seriously injured, but loses the baby. Kyle refuses to acknowledge that the child was his, and leaves Peter to break the news. Eve vanishes, and her parole officer warns Peter that she could be arrested unless she resurfaces. Eve stays on the boat of her former cellmate, Jackie. They plan to sail away to Mexico, but Jackie tips off Peter, who convinces Eve to return home. Kyle decides to run away to Boston. Peter discovers that Kyle is not sterile. He has Amanda flown to the airport in a chopper so that she can stop Kyle from leaving. Peter and Jane see the tapes of Michael with Audrey. Jane dumps him again, and buys the beach house with a loan from her father. Peter takes pity on his partner and lets him keep his job. Lexi learns that Ryan has been engaged three times. She pressures Megan to propose in the hopes of exploiting Ryan's fear of commitment.b: 1 Mar 99 pc: 2398208 w: Carol Mendelsohn and Cynthia J. Cohen d: Anson Williams
musical guest: Swirl 360
rc: Eve, Barry, Sarah, Dr. Shulman, Dr. Visconti, Nurse Dena
Kyle and Amanda are anxious to speed up the construction on their house, but learn that it will cost them. Amanda cannot afford to bring the apartment building up to code, so she decides to sell it. Kyle joins the construction crew for the house and offers to help Jane fix up the beach house. He helps her chase away a persistent but dorky neighbor. Dr. Shulman and the hospital's new corporate ownership try to stop Michael and Peter from treating uninsured patients. Jackie is assaulted by her boss. Dr. Shulman overhears Eve discussing her prison background with Jackie. She vows to use Eve's past to destroy Peter's reputation. Jackie holds Dr. Shulman at gunpoint, but Peter stops her from killing her. Jackie steals Dr. Shulman's car, then turns herself in, as she cannot handle life on the outside. Michael begins pursuing Megan. Lexi tries to goad Megan into popping the question to Ryan, but he beats her to the punch. He suddenly leaves town. Ryan goes to a boarding house in Poughkeepsie to visit his young daughter, Sarah.b: 8 Mar 99 pc: 2398209 w: Jule Selbo d: Jefferson Kibbee NOTE: Andrew Shue and Courtney Thorne-Smith appear in a first season flashback. Other past characters mentioned include Sydney, Kimberly, Brooke and Brett. Kyle's sudden interest in construction may be a sly reference to Rob Estes' previous role on MP as construction worker Sam Towler (but it probably isn't).
musical guest: Chris Isaak
rc: Eve, Becky, J.J., Sarah, Terry O'Brien, Nurse Amy, Nurse Lynn, Dr. Shulman, Dr. Visconti, Nurse Dena
Ryan visits with his daughter; but Terry O'Brien, her aunt and legal guardian, cuts short their time together. Ryan heads home and immediately tells Megan that he slept with Lexi in Mexico. He purposely drives her away, and also alienates Lexi with his bizarre behavior. Megan confronts Lexi and quits her job. Michael agrees to team up with Lexi after his ploy to win back Megan fails. Ryan vanishes for several days before Kyle finds him at the blacktop courts. Ryan reveals that he was married as an 18 year old. His family was in a car accident; he pulled his infant daughter to safety, but the car erupted in flames and killed his wife. He is still wracked with guilt, and has kept a promise to Sarah by never remarrying. The parole board plans to send Eve back to prison for fraternizing with Jackie, but Amanda comes to her rescue. Peter and Eve fly to Texas to consider a bid on his father's old land. He returns home to defend himself against Dr. Shulman's attacks, but winds up resigning. Eve discovers that oil was found on Mr. Howell's property, and leases it to an oil company for millions. Despite his new windfall, Peter decides to stay at the hospital to protect the interests of patients and staff. Amanda neglects Kyle to spend all her time at the office. A storm washes out the road and forces him to sleep over at Jane's house. They have a candlelight dinner during a power outage.b: 5 Apr 99 pc: 2398210 w: James Kahn d: Charles Correll
rc: Julie, Eve, Ralph, Barry, Sarah, Terry O'Brien, Nurse Amy, Dr. Shulman
Lexi buys the apartment building, using a front so that Amanda will unwittingly accept her offer. She takes over as landlord, prompting Amanda and Kyle to move in with Jane temporarily. Michael and Lexi drug Ryan, then snoop in his apartment and find information about his trip to New York. They pose as a priest and nun to gain entry to the boarding school and meet Sarah. Lexi, claiming to be Megan, convinces Sarah to give Ryan permission to remarry. Megan goes to work at AWA and steals Lexi's clients. Michael stops Lexi from attacking Megan, so she agrees to join him for drinks. Ryan comes to Megan's apartment to tell him about Sarah, only to find a naked Michael hiding in the closet. Peter and Eve agree not to spend their money, but she accepts an offer to buy half of Kyle's club. Eve bitch-slaps Dr. Shulman when she continues to make trouble at the hospital. Peter buys the hospital and implements more patient-friendly policies. He allows Dr. Shulman to purchase a seat on the board of directors because he enjoys having an adversary. Jane sleeps with a prospective client, but he freaks her out by proposing marriage the next day. When he pulls his account, Amanda lashes out at Jane, who finds an ally in Kyle.b: 12 Apr 99 pc: 2398211 w: Charles Pratt Jr. d: Chip Chalmers
musical guest: Tal Bachman
rc: Eve, J.J., Sarah, Tony, Terry O'Brien, Dr. Shulman, Dr. Visconti
Michael and Ryan get into a scuffle, and Megan cracks Ryan over the head with a lamp. Lexi tends to Ryan's wounds and convinces him to sleep with her. Megan finally learns that Ryan has a daughter. Sarah overhears Terry threatening to keep her away from Ryan forever. Ryan decides to have Sarah come live with him. He and Lexi try to visit her, but discover that she has run away. Sarah turns up on Megan's doorstep. Amanda devotes all her time to landing the account of millionaire Tony Marlin. When Eve joins Amanda and Tony for an evening out, drunken college guys trash the club. Tony hints that he will only sign with AWA if Amanda helps him land Eve. Kyle and Jane nearly kiss and later dine together. Dr. Shulman stops interfering with hospital business after she and Dr. Visconti fall for each other.b: 19 Apr 99 pc: 2398212 w: Cynthia J. Cohen and Carol Mendelsohn d: Anson Williams
rc: Eve, Becky, Sarah, Tony, Terry O'Brien
Ryan learns Sarah's whereabouts and sends her to the beach house to stay with Kyle. Lexi tries to win Sarah's favor through bribery. Sarah encourages Ryan to repair his relationship with Megan. He decides to fight for custody of Sarah. After being rejected by Megan and Ryan, Michael and Lexi have sex in the laundry room. In order to please Tony, Amanda makes Eve the spokesperson for the cruise line. Peter is angry because the commercial conflicts with their Hawaiian vacation, but Eve appeases him by asking him to come along on the cruise. Amanda must fire half of her staff to finance the commercial. When Kyle discovers that Jane is among the casualties, he accuses Amanda of being heartless and threatens to end their marriage. Amanda and Jane quarrel over Kyle. Amanda walks out on Kyle because she believes he is trying to control her. He sells the other half of the club to Eve so that he can buy Amanda's stake in their house. Amanda comes to the club to seek Kyle's forgiveness, but they break up for good.b: 26 Apr 99 pc: 2398213 w: Peter Dunne d: Jefferson Kibbee
rc: Julie, Eve, Sarah, Tony, Terry O'Brien
Tony orders Amanda to distract Peter throughout the cruise so that he can put the moves on Eve. Amanda accompanies Peter on a day trip to an island and ensures that they miss the boat. Tony tells Eve that Amanda promised her to him as part of their deal. Eve causes him great pain, and later ends her friendship with Amanda. Peter and Amanda sleep together and confess that they have never gotten over each other. Lexi decides to seduce Tony to steal his account, much to Michael's dismay. Ignoring a threat from Tony's unstable wife, she destroys the film from Amanda's commercial, before coming on to Tony and asking him to keep her in mind as a second choice. Terry has a social worker take Sarah away from Ryan. Ryan defends Terry against allegations of child abuse. Terry allows Ryan to have custody of Sarah, but will stay with them for the summer. Megan notices that Terry seems a bit too affectionate toward Ryan. Kyle and Jane move very quickly in their relationship.b: 3 May 99 pc: 2398214 w: Jule Selbo and Antoinette Stella d: Charles Correll
musical guest: Michael Feinstein
rc: Eve, Travis, Sarah, Tony, Terry O'Brien
Amanda loses Tony's account because the commercial footage was destroyed. She decides to shut down her agency. Peter ends his marriage so that he can be with Amanda. Jane and Kyle nearly split up because of his insistence on consoling Amanda. He catches Amanda and Peter sharing a hotel room, and Eve overhears this information. Eve beds Travis, the ex-prison guard who harassed her, but he refuses to do her dirty work. She goes totally psycho and plots revenge against everyone. A jealous Michael tries to stop Lexi from sleeping with Tony. He helps her escape a potential confrontation with Mrs. Marlin. Tony comes to Lexi's apartment to close the deal, but dies in her bed. Terry lusts after Ryan, who is initially oblivious to her advances. He finally tells her that he is not interested and proposes to Megan.b: 10 May 99 pc: 2398215 w: Carol Mendelsohn and Cynthia J. Cohen d: Robert J. Metoyer
musical guest: Beth Nielsen Chapman
rc: Eve, J.J., Sarah, Tony, Terry O'Brien, Dr. Visconti, Nurse Dena
Lexi fears that the police will accuse her of killing Tony and forging his signature on the contracts. Michael helps her dodge suspicion by returning the body to Tony's mansion. Michael asks Lexi to marry him. Lexi befriends Eve in the hopes of gathering dirt on Amanda. Eve experiences flashbacks about high school, and recalls that Amanda and Kent were lovers. Dr. Visconti puts her under hypnosis to trigger her memories. Lexi takes Eve to the murder site, where she realizes that Kent did not die from his fall; Amanda beat him to death and tricked her into accepting blame. Megan catches a naked Terry kissing Ryan. She wants to call off the engagement, but Terry apologizes and admits that she caught Ryan by surprise. Terry pretends to leave town, and Ryan and Megan get married. Terry kidnaps Sarah and crashes her car into a utility pole. Jane discovers that she is pregnant, but doesn't tell Kyle.b: 17 May 99 pc: 2398216 w: James Kahn d: J. Benjamin Chulay
rc: Eve, Sarah, Terry O'Brien, Nurse Amy, Dr. Shulman, Dr. Visconti
Sarah and Terry escape serious injury because of the airbags, and Kyle and Ryan pull them to safety. Terry apologizes and grants Ryan and Megan permission to raise Sarah. Amanda tells Peter that she killed Kent, but claims that it was self defense. Lexi wants to go to the police with Eve's revelations about Amanda. Eve hits her over the head and leaves her bound and gagged in the bathtub (in her underwear). She reveals that she plans to murder Amanda and Peter. Eve tries to deflect suspicion by pretending that she is over Peter and insisting that her repressed memories were just fantasies. Dr. Shulman has Peter investigated for fraud and embezzlement, as his efforts to cover for Michael left him holding the evidence. He and Amanda plan to flee the country to escape prosecution. Kyle is thrilled to learn of Jane's pregnancy, but she discovers that Michael is the father. She tells Megan that she is leaving town. Amanda overhears this from a bathroom stall and warns Kyle as she stops by to say goodbye. Kyle stops Jane from leaving, and they agree to raise the baby as their own. Eve, posing as Lexi, knocks out Michael and leaves him in the bathtub with Lexi. She tries to run over Amanda and Peter. Lexi is arrested, and Michael joins her out of sympathy. She identifies Eve as the culprit, and Amanda confesses to Kent's murder. Dr. Visconti agrees to give Peter and Amanda the use of his cabin. Michael tries to wed Lexi in the pool. She calls it off because she fears she would cheat on him in a few months (as if Michael's marriages usually last much longer than that). Shulman and the police force Visconti to reveal Peter and Amanda's location. As Michael approaches the cabin to negotiate, it explodes. Kyle notices that a necklace he had given Amanda (which she never removed) was not among her personal effects. Eve shows up at the funeral and talks about how Amanda and Peter ruined her life. When Lexi objects, Eve dumps Peter's ashes over her and gets arrested. Michael is appointed chief-of-staff through a clause in Peter's will. He also mentions that he has come into a lot of money. Kyle receives the necklace anonymously through the mail; Amanda had promised to return it as a gift for his daughter. Peter and Amanda tie the knot in an island ceremony. They paid Michael one million dollars to help with their plan, which included placing cadavers from the medical school in the cabin and switching dental records.b: 24 May 99 pc: 2398217 w: Charles Pratt Jr. d: Charles Pratt Jr. NOTE: Arguably the highlight of the finale was a one-minute sequence of moments from past episodes that preceded the show. Clips included in this segment were: Billy and Alison meeting for the first time (1.1); Billy and Alison's "first time" (1.30); Michael and Kimberly's car crash (2.11); Richard's hand rising from his grave (4.34); Sydney stripping (2.30); Jane and Sydney's catfight in the pool (2.23); Kimberly running over Michael (2.32); Matt ripping off Kimberly's wig (3.3); Michael revealing to Kimberly that his memory had returned (3.4); Kimberly blowing up the building (4.1); Sydney describing Kimberly, "She's a vicious monster [ with so many screws loose she could start a hardware store ]" (4.4); Jane punching Jo (4.11); Taylor telling Michael, "I need your sperm!" and attacking him (6.3); Alison calling Amanda a "conniving bleached blonde piece of dirt" (3.29); Brooke's ghost coming out of the pool and greeting Billy (4.22); Amanda threatening to kick Jane's ass (7.31); Amanda knocking Peter onto Alycia's body (4.31); Amanda throwing a drink on Taylor (6.8); Peter trying to strangle Michael (6.1); Kyle kicking in the door of Amanda and Eric's hotel room (6.9); Amanda standing in front of her air conditioner (2.6); the roof caving in (7.15); Megan walking in on Terry kissing Ryan (7.34); Peter accusing Amanda of being unable to love, and Amanda replying that she just can't love him (4.11); Amanda and Peter in a hotel room (7.32); Peter being taken to shock therapy (4.31); Michael stating, "It's all over" with Lexi's retort, "It's not over till I say it's over!" (7.31).
Courtney Thorne-Smith had planned to make a cameo in the episode, but became ill on the day her appearance was to be filmed. Articles previewing the finale indicated that the episode would conclude with the return of Natalie Miller, the roommate who abandoned Alison at the beginning of the pilot. This was apparently scrapped after the producers realized that no one really cared about her.
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