Boston Public (Season Three)

3.01 – Chapter Forty-Five
aired on October 21, 2002
Directed by: Jonathan Pontell | Written by: Kerry Lenhart, John J. Sakmar

Young teachers join the faculty; students plan a walkout because of the administration’s apparent lack of concern for student issues.

3.02 – Chapter Forty-Six
aired on October 28, 2002
Directed by: Arlene Sanford | Written by: David E. Kelley, Kerry Lenhart, John J. Sakmar, Douglas Steinberg

Harper and Gruber try to find out the origin of a school riot; Hanson files a grievance with the teacher’s union saying Marla is a racist.

3.03 – Chapter Forty-Seven
aired on November 4, 2002
Directed by: Mike Listo | Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar

A union representative interviews Marla and Hanson about their feud; Flynn goes for a wild ride with speedy student; Lipschultz tries to sell insurance to fellow teachers.

3.04 – Chapter Forty-Eight
aired on November 11, 2002
Directed by: Peter MacNicol | Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar

Guber discovers seniors are studying the rules of attraction and not much else in study hall; Senate allows Trina and her baby to stay at his place; Hanson asks Marla out on a date.

3.05 – Chapter Forty-Nine
aired on November 11, 2002
Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar, Kerry Lenhart

Harper faces a tough decision concerning Senate; a promising music student must support his family; a new teacher gets off to a rocky start.

3.06 – Chapter Fifty
aired on November 25, 2002
Written by: David E. Kelley, Jason Katims

Harper’s meeting with a parent becomes heated; a new teacher stirs things up in the classroom; the teachers must evaluate one another.

3.07 – Chapter Fifty-One
aired on December 2, 2002
Directed by: Mike Listo | Written by: David E. Kelley, Douglas Steinberg

Harper faces criminal charges in the death of a parent and considers pleading guilty to a lesser charge; Hanson’s demons surface when he defends a student.

3.08 – Chapter Fifty-Two
aired on December 16, 2002
Written by: David E. Kelley, Jason Katims

Brooke feels guilty about leaving her father alone during the holidays; Lipschultz debates accepting his son’s Christmas invitation; Marla and Kimberly are stranded at Doyle’s during a snowstorm.

3.09 – Chapter Fifty-Three
aired on January 6, 2003
Directed by: Joe Napolitano | Written by: David E. Kelley, Kerry Lenhart

Guber tries to find out what is making Marcie irritable; Hanson is attracted to a guest speaker; Kimberly tries to persuade a student to leave her gang.

3.10 – Chapter Fifty-Four
aired on January 13, 2003
Written by: John J. Sakmar, Jason Katims

Harper has concerns about Brooke’s infatuation with the star basketball player; Flynn is attracted to a student’s mother; a boy enters an online auction to buy a night with a beautiful girl.

3.11 – Chapter Fifty-Five
aired on January 20, 2003
Directed by: Steven Robman | Written by: Douglas Steinberg, Jason Katims

A star basketball player is on the verge of losing his eligibility to play; Becky tells Flynn her mother is having an affair.

3.12 – Chapter Fifty-Six
aired on February 3, 2003
Directed by: Mike Listo | Written by: Karen Wyscarver, Jason Katims

Flynn romances Mrs. Emerson, and his car is vandalized as a result; Harper continues to investigate the basketball coach.

3.13 – Chapter Fifty-Seven
aired on February 10, 2003
Written by: Constance M. Burge, Alicia Martin

Kimberly is stalked by one of her students; Lipschultz celebrates Valentine’s Day with Guber’s mother.

3.14 – Chapter Fifty-Eight
aired on February 24, 2003
Directed by: Jonathan Pontell | Written by: Kerry Ehrin, Brian S. Hunt

A shy student with a powerful voice belts out a song; Hanson tries to help a 12-year-old genius who has no friends.

3.15 – Chapter Fifty-Nine
aired on March 3, 2003
Directed by: Bethany Rooney | Written by: Jason Katims, Kerry Lenhart, John J. Sakmar

Marla berates Aisha and the other performers in the school musical; the incumbent mayor grills Harper about low test scores; students land a juicy story about a teacher for their news broadcast.

3.16 – Chapter Sixty
aired on March 10, 2003
Directed by: Mel Damski | Written by: Liz Heldens, Jason Katims

Hanson’s troubled sister drops off her 4-year-old daughter for him to watch; Marylin urges Aisha (Tamyra Gray) to stand up to her boyfriend; Ronnie and Marla vie for the position of assistant principal.

3.17 – Chapter Sixty-One
aired on March 17, 2003
Directed by: Mel Damski | Written by: Liz Heldens, Jason Katims

Marylin worries about the bruise on Aisha’s face; Ronnie tries to adjust to her role as assistant principal; Hanson and Claire visit his sister in rehabilitation.

3.18 – Chapter Sixty-Two
aired on March 31, 2003
Directed by: Mel Damski | Written by: David E. Kelley, Jason Katims

A little person helps the students cheat on their exams; two teenagers organize fights between homeless people; Hanson and Claire throw Allison a birthday party.

3.19 – Chapter Sixty-Three
aired on April 7, 2003
Directed by: Duane Clark | Written by: David E. Kelley, Jason Katims

Hanson pushes a physically awkward teen to run for student council; Ronnie receives praise for turning the school around.

3.20 – Chapter Sixty-Four
aired on April 28, 2003
Directed by: Michael Schultz | Written by: Constance M. Burge, Kerry Ehrin, Liz Heldens, Jason Katims

Aisha’s ailing father leaves a song manuscript in her possession, and she writes lyrics for the melody.

3.21 – Chapter Sixty-Five
aired on May 5, 2003
Directed by: Mike Listo | Written by: Jason Katims

Hanson asks Claire to marry him; a student uses rap music to critique Shakespeare; a producer pushes Aisha to sign a record deal; Lifehouse performs at Doyle’s Bar.

3.22 – Chapter Sixty-Six
aired on May 12, 2003
Directed by: Jonathan Pontell | Written by: Jason Katims

A student writes a letter to Whitney Houston asking her to attend the prom with him; Harper tries to prevent teachers from being fired for budgetary reasons; Danny asks Claire’s father for permission to marry her.