I'll Fly Away Season 1
S01 E01Oct 7, 1991
(pilot) Oct 7, 1991 Lawyer Forrest Bedford struggles to raise a family amid the civil-rights strife of the 1958 South, aided by Lily, a lack housekeeper who comes to work in the opener to find Forrest prosecuting a young white for a bus accident that killed three black; and little John Morgan missing his hospitalized mama.
S01 E02Oct 8, 1991
The Hat Oct 8, 1991 When John Morgan loses his cowboy hat out of the car window, Lilly finds itâ€”but then so does her daughterâ€”-while Forrest faces verbal cross-fire over a beating case arising from the demonstration.
S01 E03Oct 15, 1991
Rules Of The Game Oct 15, 1991 With Forrest away on a weekend hunting trip, womanhood takes aim at Francie, who feels utterly alone; while worries about the fate of an errant arrow dog, John Morgan.
S01 E04Oct 22, 1991
Amazing Grace Oct 22, 1991 As Forrest joins the race for attorney general, Lilly considers attending a voting-rights meetings, while Francie elects to overcome her writer's block by committing a betrayal.
S01 E05Oct 29, 1991
All God's Children Oct 29, 1991 John Morgan is upset when he doesn't get to go to Lilly's birthday party; the wrestlers aren't celebrating Zollicofer's decision to let a black join the team; Forrest realizes running for office isn't going to be a piece of cake.
S01 E06Nov 5, 1991
Beyond Here Dar Be Dragons Nov 5, 1991 On Halloween, the specter of the KKK haunts Christina as she's asked to investigate Prevtiss Carver's death. It also haunts John Morgan, who's heard about the ""dragon men"" from Adlaine.
S01 E07Nov 19, 1991
Parallel Lives Nov 19, 1991 Slocum wrestles with his conscienceâ€”-and with-â€“Evans as Zollicfer applies pressure over the brick-throwing incident; Lilly balks when Lewis, wanting to relive his time in the Negro Leagues, takes his eyes off the ball at home.
S01 E08Nov 26, 1991
Coming Home Nov 26, 1991 Thanksgiving brings familyâ€”and conflictâ€”home: Gwen's visit from the mental hospital knocks the stuffing out of the Bedfords, especially Nathan; and Lilly's brother makes a pilgrimage home after discovering the New World of the North.
S01 E09Dec 10, 1991
Some Desperate Glory Dec 10, 1991 A game of checkers turns deadly serious for Nathan and Slocum; Lilly helps Francie, who's afraid she'll lay an egg singing in the church benefit.
S01 E10Dec 17, 1991
Desire Dec 17, 1991 Lilly expresses a burning desire to divorce her absent husband; sparks fly between Nathan and a carnival worker; Forrest's arrest of an upstanding citizen in the McDaniel murder adds fuel to the fire against him, which licks at John Morgan.
S01 E11Jan 7, 1992
Alice Oakley Doesn't Live Here Anymore Jan 7, 1992 John Morgan makes up a tall tale about his absent mother joining the rodeo; as the trial approaches, Forrest lassos a witness and then tightens the rope; Slocum's father brands his son a loser and kicks him out of the house.
S01 E12Feb 28, 1992
On The Road Feb 28, 1992 On a campaign swing, Forrest lobbies for the affections of a difficult Francie, while Lilly faces a difficult test registering to vote.
S01 E13Mar 6, 1992
Master Magician Mar 6, 1992 As Election Day nears, John Morgan plans a post-victory show, but Forrest isn't sure he can pull a win out of his hat in his race for attorney general. He's facing a blackmail threat from a drunken Tyler. Meanwhile, Lilly's determination to vote remains unabated, even after her faith is tested by the opposition of her minister. But discrimination at the polling place makes that step forward seems more like an illusion.
S01 E14Mar 13, 1992
Hard Lessons Mar 13, 1992 Forrest faces a test in courage when some of the townsfolk decide to teach him a lesson; Nathan is eager to learn why Forrest and Lake had a falling-out; and Lilly enrolls in night school.
S01 E15Mar 20, 1992
Cool Winter Blues Mar 20, 1992 An impromptu lunch-counter protest leads to a more serious demonstration; Lilly has to chew out John Morgan and an unruly friend; Nathan, stunned by a revelation about his girlfriend, wishes he could eat his words after Slocum repeals them to her.
S01 E16Mar 27, 1992
The Way Things Are Mar 27, 1992 Forrest is shocked when Rev. Henry's latest protest sparks Lilly to action; Nathan and Diane's status as a couple generates charged comments; John Morgan fools with electricity.
S01 E17Apr 3, 1992
Slow Dark Coming Apr 3, 1992 Diane's father tries to put a damper on her and Nathan's passions; racial tensions heat up with the department-store boycott, leaving Lilly's cousin Oscar out in the cold.
S01 E18Apr 10, 1992
Toy Soldiers Apr 10, 1992 Not realizing how deep town sentiment runs, Lilly and Forrest learn fast after witnessing a police attack on black children; tucker robs the cradle with Forrests' young campaign worker; Francie behaves childishly after being asked to walk John Morgan to school.
S01 E19Apr 24, 1992
The Kindness Of Strangers Apr 24, 1992 Lilly finds herself in time with a visiting sax player; a frustrated Forrest wants someone to face the music about his incompetent opposing counsel in a murder trial; Slocum is jazzed to find Zollicofer in town, trying to get his job back.
S01 E20May 1, 1992
Not Buried May 1, 1992 John Morgan tries to put to rest his guilt and fear over an elderly neighbor's passing; Forrest asks Christina to step in to save the dying defense of a black man accused of murder.
S01 E21May 15, 1992
A Dangerous Comfort May 15, 1992 Lilly feels no pain when she's with Clarence, but Lewis isn't as intoxicated by his presence; Christina faces her own demons helping alcoholic tucker dry out; Nathan keeps his anger bottled up after catching Forrest in a compromising position.
S01 E22May 15, 1992
The Slightest Distance May 15, 1992 Forrest ponders an offer for a challenging job; Lilly tries to make peace between her father and Clarence, who asks her to make a life-changing decision; Nathan sees something he shouldn't; and Slocum saves his mother's birthday party.