Boston Public

Boston Public

2000 - 2005,
Teachers at a Boston high school juggle personal and professional lives.

Episode Guide

  • Boston Public - Chapter Eighty-One (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Chapter Eighty-One

    Henry finds himself suspended for hugging a student; when Hanson starts teaching driver education, he realizes how controlling he can be.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Eighty (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Chapter Eighty

    When a former student is killed in Iraq, Harper remembers taking the troubled boy under his wing; Hanson learns that a student is selling test answers.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seventy-Nine (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Chapter Seventy-Nine

    Although Danny loves his sister, he is torn because Claire is reluctant to relinquish custody of her daughter; Marla opens her home to a troubled student.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seventy-Eight (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Chapter Seventy-Eight

    When views on affirmative action divide the students, the teachers hope to quell the resulting tensions by debating the subject in front of the student body.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seventy-Seven (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Chapter Seventy-Seven

    An overachieving student sues the school when she has to share presidency of the honor society with a black student in a wheelchair; Marlo begins her in-vitro process.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seventy-Five (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Chapter Seventy-Five

    Rumors of hazing lead Guber to discover that the school drum line is abusing freshmen; Hanson's television station produces a documentary about Ronnie.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seventy-Six (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Chapter Seventy-Six

    A student believes he is Jesus and uses school funds to feed the homeless; the return of Hanson's troubled sister compromises his first Christmas with his new family; Marla inadvertently books the band R.E.M. for a fund-raiser.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seventy-Four (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Chapter Seventy-Four

    Harper decides to call the FBI when he learns that a student has been accessing a terrorist recruitment Web site from the school library; Ronnie learns that one of her students has HIV.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seventy-Three (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Chapter Seventy-Three

    Charlie Bixby (Dennis Miller) takes an unconventional approach when volunteering for a teen hot line; Marla decides to try in vitro fertilization and asks Harper to be the donor.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seventy-Two (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Chapter Seventy-Two

    A student threatens to reveal Harper and Marilyn's relationship to the school board; Guber has trouble accepting the fact that Violet (Sherilyn Fenn) sees other men.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seventy-One (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Chapter Seventy-One

    Convicted of securities fraud, an investment banker (Dennis Miller) avoids incarceration by teaching math at Winslow High School; a woman (Sherilyn Fenn) crashes into Guber's vehicle.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seventy (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Chapter Seventy

    A student slaps Marla's face in front of the class, and Marla slaps her back; Hanson discovers Allison behaves like a bully at school; Carmen asks Harper to remove Jake (Milo Ventimiglia) from her class.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Sixty-Eight (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Chapter Sixty-Eight

    A female student makes a serious accusation against Danny; a political debate puts a student's life in jeopardy; Harper's and Guber's feelings for Marylin come to a head.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Sixty-Nine (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Chapter Sixty-Nine

    A student's mother (Sean Young) is accused of attacking a cheerleader; Carmen faces off against a troublemaker (Milo Ventimiglia); Hansen copes with a student who says he is the son of God.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Sixty-Seven (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Chapter Sixty-Seven

    Ronnie witnesses an attempted rape, then receives a shock when she presses for legal action on behalf of the victim (Amanda Fuller); Hanson tries to prevent a student from being expelled for drugs.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Sixty-Six (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Chapter Sixty-Six

    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.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Sixty-Five (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Chapter Sixty-Five

    Hanson asks Claire to marry him; a student (GQ) uses rap music to critique Shakespeare; a producer (Method Man) pushes Aisha to sign a record deal; Lifehouse performs at Doyle's Bar.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Sixty-Four (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Chapter Sixty-Four

    Aisha's (Tamyra Gray) ailing father leaves a song manuscript in her possession, and she writes lyrics for the melody.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Sixty-Three (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Chapter Sixty-Three

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

  • Boston Public - Chapter Sixty-Two (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Chapter Sixty-Two

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

  • Boston Public - Chapter Sixty-One (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Chapter Sixty-One

    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.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Sixty (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Chapter Sixty

    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.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fifty-Nine (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Chapter Fifty-Nine

    Marla berates Aisha (Tamyra Gray) 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.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fifty-Eight (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Chapter Fifty-Eight

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

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fifty-Seven (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Chapter Fifty-Seven

    The teachers contend with St. Valentine's Day; a student stalks Kimberly.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fifty-Six (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Chapter Fifty-Six

    Flynn romances Mrs. Emerson, and his car is vandalized as a result; Harper continues to investigate the basketball coach; the Counting Crows perform at Doyle's Bar.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fifty-Five (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Chapter Fifty-Five

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

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fifty-Four (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Chapter Fifty-Four

    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.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fifty-Three (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Chapter Fifty-Three

    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.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fifty-Two (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Chapter Fifty-Two

    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.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fifty-One (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Chapter Fifty-One

    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.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fifty (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Chapter Fifty

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

  • Boston Public - Chapter Forty-Nine (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Chapter Forty-Nine

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

  • Boston Public - Chapter Forty-Eight (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Chapter Forty-Eight

    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.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Forty-Seven (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Chapter Forty-Seven

    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.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Forty-Six (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Chapter Forty-Six

    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.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Forty-Five (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Chapter Forty-Five

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

  • Boston Public - Chapter Forty-Four (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Chapter Forty-Four

    A tragedy leaves a teacher in dire straits and the rest of Winslow High's staff and students struggling to cope.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Forty-Three (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Chapter Forty-Three

    A promising student becomes involved in criminal acts that produce fatal results; Hanson receives criticism for sending a letter to parents about a student who is overweight.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Forty-Two (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Chapter Forty-Two

    As the prom approaches, female students outrage the faculty when they auction themselves as dates, while Harper deals with angry students who oppose his allowing a gay student to compete for the queen's crown.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Forty-One (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Chapter Forty-One

    Ronnie throws a surprise birthday party for Senate that turns chaotic; Lipschultz snoops in Harper's briefcase and uncovers something serious.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Forty (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Chapter Forty

    Former student Dana Poole returns to Winslow High looking to spend time with Senate for a class project; a 58-year-old man visits Lipschultz and claims to be his son.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Thirty-Nine (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Chapter Thirty-Nine

    Ronnie catches a student performing a crime; two female students tell Marylin about their sexual conversations online with an older man.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Thirty-Eight (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Chapter Thirty-Eight

    Ronnie tries to persuade an 18-year-old student not to pose for a racy magazine; Guber and Meredith disagree about a classroom incident; Lauren and Marylin are questioned about their teaching methods.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Thirty-Seven (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Chapter Thirty-Seven

    Controversy strikes Hanson's classroom; Ronnie draws ire for an assignment to experience life as a homeless person.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Thirty-Four (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Chapter Thirty-Four

    The students and teachers at Winslow High School deal with the tragedy of a car accident caused by a drunken driver; Senate tries to convince a man to keep his son in school.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Thirty-Six (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Chapter Thirty-Six

    Senate tries to persuade a student with terminal cancer to apply for college admission.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Thirty-Five (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Chapter Thirty-Five

    A student finds a notebook outlining a sinister plot for Winslow High.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Thirty-Three (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Chapter Thirty-Three

    Harper gets steamed when he finds out his daughter is dating a 27-year-old man; Guber and Senate's students get ready to rumble in a debate.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Thirty-Two (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Chapter Thirty-Two

    Guber accepts Lauren's offer for an evening out; Ronnie confronts one of her students about her pregnancy.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Thirty-One (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Chapter Thirty-One

    Harper enters Winslow High in a contest to win a $200,000 grant; Hanson refuses to reveal his after-school activities with a student.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Thirty (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Chapter Thirty

    A former student on death row asks Harper to be present at his execution; a star student troubles Ronnie.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Twenty-Nine (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Chapter Twenty-Nine

    Harper reconnects with his ex-wife (Lynn Whitfield) at a holiday benefit; students ask Marilyn and Marla to perform at a holiday pageant.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Twenty-Eight (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Chapter Twenty-Eight

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

  • Boston Public - Chapter Twenty-Seven (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Chapter Twenty-Seven

    Hanson is arrested after a domestic dispute; a student decides to drop out because of an offer from a record company.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Twenty-Six (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Chapter Twenty-Six

    Harper's daughter (China Shavers) enrolls at Winslow High after being kicked out of private school.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Twenty-Five (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Chapter Twenty-Five

    Senate is outraged when he learns that a prized student purchased a college-application essay over the Internet.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Twenty-Four (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Chapter Twenty-Four

    Ronnie begins her teaching career at Winslow High; Lauren tries to help a pregnant, straight-A student gain admission to Princeton.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Twenty-Three (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Chapter Twenty-Three

    New teachers join the faculty; Lipshultz gets into trouble after giving a student the wrong name; Marla sponsors a club of female students.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Twenty-Two (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Chapter Twenty-Two

    A father (Mandy Patinkin) wants his home-schooled son to go through Winslow High's graduation ceremony.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Twenty-One (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Chapter Twenty-One

    Marla has concerns about a prom date between a senior boy and a freshman girl; Lauren worries about her relationship with Daniel.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Twenty (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Chapter Twenty

    The daughter of Harper's new girlfriend becomes rebellious at school, causing complications for Harper; Marilyn gets involved when she suspects a student is being physically abused at home.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Nineteen (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Chapter Nineteen

    A boy threatens a girl after she turns him down for a prom date; Marilyn confronts a student's mother; Lauren reunites with a former student.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Eighteen (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Chapter Eighteen

    A frustrated Marla shows her students what life might be like without an education when she makes her class pick up garbage; Senate learns of Dana Poole's eye-popping job.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seventeen (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Chapter Seventeen

    Harper confronts Senate about his knowledge of Tyrone's gang life.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Sixteen (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Chapter Sixteen

    Lauren seethes over an event captured by a security camera; a student's sinister writings worry Guber.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fifteen (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Chapter Fifteen

    Harper lands in another teacher-student scandal.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Fourteen (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Chapter Fourteen

    Guber must find replacements quickly after six teachers quit.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Thirteen (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Chapter Thirteen

    Kevin seeks legal representation from Ellenor Frutt (Camryn Manheim) and Jimmy Berlutti (Michael Badalucco) in the wake of a teacher-student affair.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Twelve (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Chapter Twelve

    Harry saves a student from being beaten by gang members; Guber grills Kevin about Buttle's affair with a student; Lauren counsels a female wrestler.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Eleven (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Chapter Eleven

    Kevin wants to ask Marylin for a date; Harper deals with the sexy routine of cheerleaders; Lauren looks to buy her first house.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Ten (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Chapter Ten

    News of Buttle's relationship with a student hits school computers.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Nine (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Chapter Nine

    Police search in the school for a student who shot a man at a restaurant.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Eight (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Chapter Eight

    A student considers dropping out of school.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Seven (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Chapter Seven

    Guber dates a sexually aggressive woman; Harper suspends the creator of a Web site called Holt. 45; a fired teacher sues to get her job back.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Six (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Chapter Six

    Harper struggles with the loss of a beloved teacher, as well as the man's alleged relationship with a student; Lauren kisses another teacher.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Five (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Chapter Five

    After a freshman approaches Lauren for advice about contraception, the staff decides that Lipschultz should lead a sex-education assembly.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Four (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Chapter Four

    Lauren stumbles upon two students having sex; an honor student goes berserk after Harper decides not to recommend him for an award.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Three (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Chapter Three

    The superintendent (Debbi Morgan), who is looking to remove Steven Harper, visits.

  • Boston Public - Chapter Two (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Chapter Two

    Harvey's battle over making a student wear a bra to class escalates.

  • Boston Public - Chapter One (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Chapter One

    Teachers at a Boston high school juggle their personal and professional lives.