Boston Common Season 2
S02 E01Sep 29, 1996
Everything's Coming Up Sub-Rosas Sep 29, 1996 Wyleen discovers a there is a secret woman's society on campus. She decides she needs to join them. Butterfield schedules to meet with Leonard about something; instead he begins to spills his guts about a relationship with his secretary and personal life. Boyd discovers that Joy is a member and asks her to help Wyleen get in; however, she advises against it. Joy begins to think she might be a snob based on Boyd's reaction to her recommendation. Boyd concocts a plan to get her in that almost works; instead she joins another club.
S02 E02Oct 6, 1996
Conspiracy of Dunces Oct 6, 1996 Tasha detects that Joy might be a bit jealous of Boyd. Wyleen learns about conspiracy theories and hidden agendas from Professor Reed. Leonard gives up his job at the cafeteria to go on unemployment and spend his time in the park, where he makes new friends. Tasha tells Boyd about Joy's touch of jealousy, especially after Joy meets Wyleen's friend who's staying at their apartment. They put together a plan to make her more jealous, but everything goes too far, until the truths are revealed.
S02 E03Oct 13, 1996
This Ain't No Party, This Ain't No Disco ... Oct 13, 1996 Tasha suggests to Jack that he recruit Boyd to organize a surprise party for Joy's birthday, a date he'd forgotten. President Butterfield tries to inform Leonard that his funding has been cut. Eventually Jack and Boyd come to an agreement when Boyd determines that she really wants a party. A plumber comes to fix the sink and Wyleen gets a handle on the subject for her paper. The plumber also had Professor Reed for communications. Leonard packs up his personal thing and then starts packing up the shoes. Joy returns some books to him and finds out about the firing. She offers him a drink of wine from one of the bottles she was taking home. Two bottles of wine later and they are trying on antique shoes and having a great time. Meanwhile, everybody is at the apartment awaiting Joy's return. It's obvious that neither Jack or Boyd thought to make sure that Joy came home at the right time.
S02 E04Oct 20, 1996
Mercury Retrograde Oct 20, 1996 Tasha sets Boyd up on a blind date. Joy makes a Freudian slip and calls Jack, Boyd. It is obvious she has some feelings for Boyd. Leonard helps Tasha move into her newly painted office, but the paint makes the door stick and they become trapped in the office. Wyleen, still working for Professor Reed, must listen to him deal with losing Joy. Boyd nervously makes a phone call to his blind date when Joy comes over to ""talk about us."" They try talking but get nowhere and finally decide she needs they need to be apart. Jack proposes to Joy and she accepts. Leonard and Tasha make a pact to get together if there still both alone when they reach 40
S02 E05Oct 27, 1996
The War Room Oct 27, 1996 Wyleen decides to run for president of the freshman class. She needs a full time employee of the college to sponsor her. Brenda doesn't seem to be doing the job and Wyleen's opponent is sponsored by Jack. Those two facts and despite his political past, Boyd decides to run her campaign. James Carville, a noted campaign manager, offers Boyd some advice. Boyd and Jack make their protÃ©gÃ©s campaigns a place to attack each other. Wyleen, more worried about her mid-term, forgets to vote and that has an impact on the final outcome.
S02 E06Nov 3, 1996
Trustee and Sympathy Nov 3, 1996 Boyd searches for the name of the landlord of their building, since the heat has been off for the past two days. Meanwhile, the college entertains an obnoxious alumnist. She is the benefactor who is funding the establishment of a new media center. When it is discovered the new center is slated to be put in their apartment building; Boyd and Wyleen find out the reason and with Leonard's help, right the wrong.
S02 E07Nov 10, 1996
A Triage Grows in Boston Nov 10, 1996 The Pritchett families barbecue, normally held in August in Virginia, is being held in Boston in November. Joy seems to get very tired, every time her pending wedding to Jack is mentioned. Leonard has a part-time job delivering meals to shut-ins and his first stop won't let him go. Wyleen is struck on the head by a flying pork chop that brings them to the hospital. Tasha meets the ""Dr. Feelgood"" of her dreams. Joy passes out and is brought to the hospital. Leonard brings his shut-in to the hospital. After everyone is attended to, the barbecue can continue.
S02 E08Nov 17, 1996
Gobble, Gobble, Aggch! Nov 17, 1996 Wyleen and Boyd decide to hold a get together for Thanksgiving. Wyleen invites Cookie in hopes of getting a part in the spring play. Jack and Joy try to spend their holiday working at a homeless shelter that is filled mostly with yuppie volunteers and ""need a descriptive word"" priest. Boyd and Wyleen go in search of a fresh turkey and bring one home. Jack and Joy join the celebration and her cranberry sauce kills the turkey.
S02 E09Nov 20, 1996
Coming Clean Nov 20, 1996 Boyd struggles to pay Wyleen's tuition for next semester. To raise funds he gets a part time job working as a janitor. Leonard and Wyleen also take janitorial positions. Jack learns about the finer points of the student body and relationships from Professor Weaver. The job takes away from Wyleen's study time and while cleaning her classroom, she discovers the answers to Jack's mid-term and realizes how much she doesn't know. Wyleen talks to Jack about cheating and he mis-interprets her. Boyd gets the dirt on Mrs. Taggert and works out an arrangement to pay the final $200 of Wyleen's tuition.
S02 E10Dec 8, 1996
Arts and Craftiness Dec 8, 1996 Leonard is traveling home to his mother's for the holidays. Tasha asks Boyd to straighten up; her performance review is coming up. Leonard's joke about a bomb at airport security gets him and Wyleen held for questioning. Jack would like Joy to take her art work a little more seriously.
S02 E11Dec 15, 1996
The Finals Curtain Dec 15, 1996 Wyleen is trying to study for her finals. She is fighting a cold, Boyd's interruptions and Jack's cryptic messages about the content of the final. Boyd uses the presence of Tasha to con the campus radio station manager into letting them use the station equipment to cut a demo tape with Leonard. Instead of cutting a tape, Boyd lets Leonard rave out over the air about the blues he's feeling. Wyleen makes quick work of Jack's exam and Leonard begins a new career.
S02 E12Jan 5, 1997
Soup to Nuts Jan 5, 1997 Boyd, Slinky obsessed, becomes the one everybody wants to have lunch with so they can get advice and/or assistance. Wyleen wants to him to be there when she has lunch with the newly reformed Cookie. Joy wants advice about her pending wedding to Jack. Tasha wants assistance with her husband Darrell who's just come back into town, she wants a divorce, but is afraid he'll sweet talk her out of it again. Meanwhile, Leonard worries about talking about radio in front of Jack's students. So they arrange to go to lunch at the same place where Boyd has his three lunch dates. Turkey burgers for everyone!
S02 E13Feb 16, 1997
A Night in Camelot Feb 16, 1997 Boyd and Jack discover a pair of shoes that might have once belonged to JFK. After displaying their lack of knowledge, Tasha tells Boyd they should try to get some culture. Is culture ready for them? Evidentially not. They encounter a couple of rough art admirers, whom they get into a fight with. That Tasha resolves, emasculating Boyd. Meanwhile, everyone else is imagining what they can do with the money they are going to make from the sale of the shoes and who is going to keep the shoes until the Sotheby's office opens.
S02 E14Mar 9, 1997
Commander-in-Grief Mar 9, 1997 A new president is selected for the college and plans to make some sweeping changes; one includes the elimination of Boyd, when they don't see eye to eye. Cookie expresses an interest in Leonard; she charges Joy with setting up the date. Leonard takes a ""Courtney Love strength tranquilizer"" before his date with Cookie. Later Cookie makes an observation on Joy and Jack's relationship, that gets them talking. A now unemployed, Boyd is overwhelmingly nominated student liaison.
S02 E15Mar 16, 1997
His and Herpes Mar 16, 1997 Wyleen develops a large cold sore on her upper lip. Boyd frets over the color of his teeth as he begins to work his new job. The crisis center is in danger of losing its funding, Boyd's first case as student liaison. Joy and Jack discuss their relationship. While doing research at the crisis center, Boyd takes phone calls, including one from Joy. Jack finds out about his book, his relationship and his hairline.
S02 E16Mar 23, 1997
Extra Credit Mar 23, 1997 The college rolls out a new credit card program that it locates in the student union. Wyleen's been approved and begins to spend and spend. Leonard is caught in the middle of Jack and Joy's separation and Boyd and Tasha's disagreement about their need for office space.
S02 E17Apr 6, 1997
The Occidental Purists Apr 6, 1997 The college is going to open a new theater. Wyleen gets the lead in the play ""The Tea Ceremony""; however, there is a protest about her playing a role that would be better for an Asian. Joy arranges a date for Tasha and also tries to fix her hair. The date turns out to be Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Jack searches for an editor for his new book. Leonard reluctantly agrees to the task but becomes a replacement for Joy.
S02 E18Apr 7, 1997
Heres to You, Mrs. Byrnes Apr 7, 1997 Joy's mother comes for a visit and takes an instant liking to Boyd; more of a liking than is comfortable for him. Leonard needs an insurance physical and gets an appointment with Tasha's gynecologist. Wyleen is also going there because she is thinking about making the next step in her relationship with Drake. Tasha later finds out that Drake has other action on the side; she lets Boyd know about it.
S02 E19Apr 13, 1997
I.D. Endow Apr 13, 1997 Boyd and others are against a tuition increase proposed by Cross. Wyleen wants to borrow money to obtain a fake ID. When the guy who makes the fakes is caught, Cross uses the fact that Wyleen had an ID made to try and sway Boyd's vote. Leonard's guest for his radio show is Tasha's estranged grandfather. Cross pursues his interest in Joy.
S02 E20Apr 14, 1997
To Bare is Human Apr 14, 1997 A men's magazine want to do a layout featuring the women of Harrington. Boyd is for it, Tasha and Wyleen are against it. Tasha changes her mind when she sees the photographer. Wyleen changes her mind when she is told she has the right kind of attitude and could make $5000 for posing. You can guess why Boyd changes his mind. Meanwhile, Leonard gets a date with a former centerfold and Cross takes Joy out to dinner at the same time Jack takes the editor of the men's magazine.
S02 E21Apr 20, 1997
A Cross to Bear Apr 20, 1997 Cross is going to be featured on a public television program called ""American Mind"" as a prominent educator. Boyd is tired of paying for everything and wants Wyleen to get a job. Leonard's dog loves his carpet, so he tries giving him to Tasha. Boyd delivers a briefcase to Cross's home and meets his undereducated Cockney ex-wife. Cross wants him to help keep it a secret from the television people. Wyleen's first day as a waitress is a nightmare.
S02 E22Apr 27, 1997
Sophomore's Choice Apr 27, 1997 Cross gets on Tasha for disciplining the son of a major college benefactor. Wyleen tells Boyd it is time for him to move out. He looks for a place to stay and winds up with Tasha. Joy is hired by Cross as a professor in Jack's department. Cross wants Boyd to get Tasha to show a marked improvement in behavior towards the students. Wyleen tries living on her own as Tasha tries to be nice. Leonard tries to ask Cookie to marry him.