Boston Public (Season Two)

2.01 – Chapter Twenty-Three
aired on October 29, 2001
Directed by: Jonathan Pontell | Written by: David E. Kelley

Attorney Ronnie Cooke, visiting speaker, witnesses a fight in Harry’s class. To diffuse the situation Harry suggests the boys settle their differences with a boxing match in the room, which of course lands him in hot water with Guber. Marla is offended by the invitation of being the faculty sponsor of a Fat Girls Club. Steven reprimands Harvey for insulting his students and Danny Hanson for admitting to fantasizing about some of his students.

2.02 – Chapter Twenty-Four
aired on November 5, 2001
Written by: David E. Kelley

Ronnie Cooke quits her law firm and joins the faculty at Winslow High and is immediately assigned a class of remedial students. Meredith Peters, now outfitted with a hook for her missing hand, is working at the school as a teacher’s assistant. One of Lauren’s students, interviewing for admission to Princeton, reveals a medical condition she fears will keep her out of college. The teachers hold a secret meeting regarding recent actions taken by the school administration.

2.03 – Chapter Twenty-Five
aired on November 12, 2001
Written by: David E. Kelley

With Ronnie’s help, students sue Harvey for his continued abuse of one particular student. Jamal Crenshaw is accepted to college with the help of a plagiarized essay. Guber starts dating Meredith Peters. Steven assigns the annual “Gun Lecture” to Marla with surprising results.

2.04 – Chapter Twenty-Six
aired on November 19, 2001
Directed by: Duane Clark | Written by: David E. Kelley, Kerry Lenhart, John J. Sakmar

Scott represents Harvey in court. Marla has a confrontation with Meredith Peters, whom she has dubbed “The Hook Lady.” Ronnie’s on-again off-again boyfriend, Matthew, tries to impress her class in the value of Shakespeare. The school newspaper continues to offer sexual advice. Steven’s daughter is expelled from her private school and enrolls at Winslow.

2.05 – Chapter Twenty-Seven
aired on November 26, 2001
Written by: David E. Kelley, Kerry Lenhart, John J. Sakmar

Danny Hanson comes home to find his fiancé in bed with another man whom Danny attacks and send to the hospital, landing himself in jail. Scott declines Meredith’s invitation to spend the night. One of Lauren’s students is close to signing a record deal which would mean dropping out of school. The sex advice columnist’s identity of finally revealed.

2.06 – Chapter Twenty-Eight
aired on December 3, 2001
Directed by: David Semel | Written by: David E. Kelley, Kerry Lenhart, John J. Sakmar

Guber endeavours to find a thief who stole something important belonging to Mrs Peters; Hanson finds a student in the throes of a seizure; Louisa and Marla form a band.

2.07 – Chapter Twenty-Nine
aired on December 10, 2001
Directed by: Mike Listo | Written by: David E. Kelley, Kerry Lenhart, John J. Sakmar, Daniel Cohn

Scott and Meredith shop for a new hand. The school production makes an interesting change to Our Town. The writing of one of Harry’s students concerns him. Brooke Harper gets her hopes up after seeing her divorced parents sharing a kiss after a night out as a family. Debbie Nixon receives disappointing news from the college of her choice. Scott discovers a secret of Jeremy Peters’. Ronnie is serenaded at the school Christmas pageant.

2.08 – Chapter Thirty
aired on January 7, 2002
Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar, Douglas Steinberg

Steve is asked to be by the side of a former student, now on death row and scheduled for execution. Scott finds it difficult to keep Jeremy’s secret from Meredith. Ronnie’s class is disrupted by a student with ADD whose creative abilities are hampered by his medication.

2.09 – Chapter Thirty-One
aired on January 14, 2002
Directed by: Mark Harmon | Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar, Kerry Lenhart

Debbie Nixon’s mother believes he daughter is having an affair with Danny Hanson. Meredith fears that Jeremy has tampered with her prosthetic hand, sending them to therapy where he reveals his feelings. Harvey is selected to give a speech on what teaching means to hi for a chance to win a $250,000 grant for the school. A student’s photography assignment concerns Marilyn, and possibly social services and he police.

2.10 – Chapter Thirty-Two
aired on January 21, 2002
Directed by: Joe Napolitano | Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar

Lauren invites Scott to the symphony, much to the concern of Meredith. A student “falls” down a flight of stairs, but whether or not it was an accident is unclear. Danny and Marla dispute the place of God in a public school. Concern continues to grow over Harvey’s speech for the $250,000 grant.

2.11 – Chapter Thirty-Three
aired on January 28, 2002
Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar

Danny discovers Brooke making out in a parked car on school grounds with a man ten years her senior. Harry discovers his dungeon students apparently bullying weaker students, but not all is as seems. Harry subsequently challenges Scott to a debate between the dungeon students and the debate team.

2.11 – Chapter Thirty-Three
aired on January 28, 2002
Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar

Danny discovers Brooke making out in a parked car on school grounds with a man ten years her senior. Harry discovers his dungeon students apparently bullying weaker students, but not all is as seems. Harry subsequently challenges Scott to a debate between the dungeon students and the debate team.

2.12 – Chapter Thirty-Four
aired on February 4, 2002
Directed by: Jonathan Pontell | Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar, Alicia Martin

A student finds a notebook detailing a sinister plot, and Winslow High goes into lockdown while detectives try to find the notebook’s owner.

2.13 – Chapter Thirty-Five
aired on February 11, 2002
Directed by: Mel Damski | Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar, Douglas Steinberg

Senate visits a student with terminal cancer and tries to convince him to apply to college; Harper, Guber and Meredith discover that Jeremy is dating Harper’s daughter Brooke.

2.14 – Chapter Thirty-Six
aired on February 18, 2002
Directed by: Roy Campanella II | Written by: David E. Kelley

Winslow High copes with a tragic accident caused by a drunken driver.

2.15 – Chapter Thirty-Seven
aired on February 25, 2002
Directed by: Roy Campanella II | Written by: David E. Kelley

Peabody Award-winning examination of a volatile but crucial topic. Hanson leads his class in a discussion of the n-word, including its use by rappers and stand-up comics. Its very utterance causes Marla to lobby Harper for Hanson’s removal.

2.16 – Chapter Thirty-Eight
aired on March 11, 2002
Directed by: Bethany Rooney | Written by: David E. Kelley, Kerry Lenhart, John J. Sakmar

Mikki, an 18-year-old Winslow student, tricks Harper and the administration into allowing Just Eighteen, a racy Maxim-like magazine to come to the school to shoot provocative photos of her. Ronnie, who stumbles upon the shoot, pleads with Mikki not to pose for the magazine, saying it is a decision she will regret for the rest of her life. Meanwhile, back at school, a student approaches Guber with information that Meredith hit her with her prosthesis during an argument. Also at the school, one of Lauren’s students has an emotional break-down. The breakdown was apparently brought on by stress, caused from Lauren pushing too hard.

2.17 – Chapter Thirty-Nine
aired on March 18, 2002
Directed by: Mark Harmon | Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar

Ronnie catches a student in a criminal act; two girls tell Marylin that they have been chatting online with an older man about sex; Harper must discipline star players on the baseball team.

2.18 – Chapter Forty
aired on April 22, 2002
Written by: David E. Kelley, John J. Sakmar

A black man goes to see Harvey and tells him he’s his son. Harvey doesn’t deny knowing his mother. But he doesn’t know what to do.

2.19 – Chapter Forty-One
aired on April 29, 2002
Written by: David E. Kelley

Ronnie invites high-school staffers to a surprise birthday party for Senate at her apartment, but he shocks everybody by showing up with a former student.

2.20 – Chapter Forty-Two
aired on May 6, 2002
Directed by: Arlene Sanford | Written by: John J. Sakmar, Alicia Martin

As the prom approaches, female students outrage the faculty when they auction themselves off as dates; Harper deals with angry students who oppose his allowing a gay student to compete for the queen’s crown; Ronnie’s formerly homeless student is thrilled to be going to the dance.

2.21 – Chapter Forty-Three
aired on May 13, 2002
Directed by: Mike Listo

One of Senate’s most promising students and his brother become entangled in criminal acts with fatal results; Hanson draws criticism for sending a letter to a girl’s parents because she is overweight.

2.22 – Chapter Forty-Four
aired on May 20, 2002
Directed by: Jonathan Pontell | Written by: David E. Kelley, Kerry Lenhart

A tragedy leaves a teacher in dire straits and the rest of Winslow High’s staff and students struggling to continue with their daily routines. Armin Shimerman guest stars.