Michael gets stage fright when a reporter comes to the ranch.
Each has a different story as to how the group got snowbound in an abandoned cabin.
The ranch's Christmas fund disappears; Eleanor helps a man find his daughter.
Vic feels mystically connected to an Indian youth; Danny has a crush on Justine.
A pregnant con artist promises her child to several couples.
A young projectionist has movie-inspired fantasies about a ranch girl.
An apparent miracle worker attracts devotion from a deeply troubled girl.
Walt gets pneumonia; to take MacKenzie's offer, Michael must sell the ranch.
Walt nurses Rose through drug withdrawal; Michael gets a tempting offer.
The ranch prepares for a wedding, and Michael's dreams resemble a '40s movie.
A ranch alumnus is abducted; Kevin gets stabbed; Michael must find who is pushing heroin and producing porno films with children.
Pin learns he may have an 11-year-old son; the gang prepares for a fund-raising, celebrity ballgame.
Walt has fears about HIV; Michael worries about the driver in his brother's accident.
Eleanor unsuccessfully tries to block out memories of being raped.
Two brothers escape from an abusive rural home and head for the city.
Michael brings a girl fleeing her former gang to the ranch; Eleanor dreams of the Old West.
Filling in for Michael on a talk-radio show, Eleanor clashes with a child psychologist.
Police suspect a victim of sexual abuse in the disappearance of two girls, one of whom may die before she is found.
An untrustworthy resident claims there's a gun on the ranch; Rachel tries to help a woman escape a violent husband.
Michael counsels a young father-to-be; Reid copes with Rachel's burnout.
Michael and Eleanor acknowledge their mutual attraction; a stalker attracted to Eleanor spooks the ranch residents.
Police suspect a young white supremacist at the ranch may have murdered a black youth.
Jesse struggles his first day home after the ranch program; Michael encourages an Indian youth to remember his heritage.
Two youths waylay Michael; Pin tries to help a co-worker drinking himself to death after an HIV-positive diagnosis.
A youth senselessly attacks zoo animals; a girl's beauty brings her pain and abuse.
Siblings are divided on dealing with Parents Day; Pin and Walt search the streets for a runaway.
To help an addict, Pin does something he hates; a former ranch resident keeps returning.
In a drug-related accident a teen is severely burned, and his father is killed; with Ben Johnson.
Trapped Michael must break through to a schizophrenic teen when they are involved in an auto accident.
A terminally ill young woman meets a ranch resident who rekindles her zest for life; Vic falls for a nurse.
Michael and Pin race to protect a policeman's snitch who has disappeared from the ranch.
Reid learns his daughter is anorexic; promoted Eleanor may have to leave the ranch.
To help a girl turning to drugs and alcohol to ward off recurring nightmares, everyone at the ranch recalls their dreams.
A teen plans violence to combat environmental destruction of the valley; guest Colin James.
Michael discovers his ex-wife's nephew is being abused by his new stepfather.
Michael resumes drinking after a friend's suicide and ranch pressures.
Michael hears varied stories when trying to exonerate Vic of the attempted murder of a ranch resident.
A friend's death prompts Pin to join an outreach center; Michael and Eleanor counsel a teen pregnant by date rape.
Michael clashes with an administrator (Barbara Tyson) over his bookkeeping and seeks the trust of a former gang leader.
A gang member unwittingly helps a rape victim remember her attacker.
Michael, Pin and Vic uncover an illegal toxic dump and a sick child.
Loan sharks seek the son of a missing country singer.
A paraplegic teen uses his computer skills to break into a horse-betting system.
Pin offers to drive for a drunken girl, then learns the car is stolen.
A hooded burglar steals files from Rachel's home.
Michael learns a violent stepfather is behind a teen's angry behavior.
A racist teen foments hatred against an Asian youth.
Michael is caught between his vivacious girlfriend and her rebellious daughter.
Michael forces a drug dealer to accept responsibility for his actions.
Michael questions a runaway's claims of amnesia; a vengeful man holds Reid hostage.
One of Michael's former charges is arrested for a warehouse robbery.
A young pimp takes up boxing, then is accused of beating one of his former prostitutes.
Believing himself a soldier, an armed teen lures Michael and Vic into the forest.
The son of a local doctor falls for a girl addicted to cocaine.
A teen prostitute claims rape after Michael rejects her advances.
The nephew of a Vietnamese shopkeeper is arrested for battling a gang of extortionists.
A reporter arrives while Michael protects a government witness.
A social-service evaluator disapproves of Michael's methods.
Michael is suspicious when a habitual runaway becomes secretive.
The son of Michael's old friend becomes involved in devil worship.
A pregnant runaway, an old girlfriend and a cow-killing cougar complicate Michael's life.