Providence Season 4
S04 E01Sep 28, 2001
Dad Sep 28, 2001 When Jim returns home to recuperate from a serious head injury after being shot in last season's finale, Syd, Joanie and Robbie clash over each other's reactions to the changes in their father. Syd believes Jim needs more help than they can provide at home, Joanie thinks he needs to be surrounded by loved ones in his own environment while Robbie is detached and angry over the ""loss"" of the father he knew. Besides trying to keep the peace in her family, Syd must also deal with a neurotic patient who believes television characters are real people.
S04 E02Oct 5, 2001
Home Sweet Home Oct 5, 2001 WILL SYD AND JOE PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR RELATIONSHIP? - Syd (Melina Kanakaredes) is reluctant to accept Joe's (guest star Steven Ekholdt) invitaton to join him for an evening of romance in the public eye at a glamorous political event. Meanwhile at the clinic, Syd struggles to reconcile a patient (guest star Johnny Whitworth) who has full-blown AIDS, with his estranged father (guest star Frederick Coffin.) On the homefront, an exhausted Joanie (Paula Cale) butts heads with Jim's (Mike Farrell) new home therapist (guest star Debi Morgan). Robbie (Seth Peterson) avoids dealing with family issues by busying himself with do-it-yourself projects at Tina's (guest star Maria Pitillo) apartment. TV-PG
S04 E03Oct 12, 2001
Impulse Control Oct 12, 2001 FRIENDS AND LOVERS - Syd (Melina Kanakaredes) and Joe's (guest star Steven Ekholdt) relationship is strained when Syd becomes better acquainted with his estranged wife Erica (guest star Christina Haag) and the two women discover that they like each other. Brought together through volunteer work for breast cancer research, Erica asks Syd to consult on her friend Lynn's (guest star Allison Smith, ""The West Wing"") breast reconstructive surgery. Meanwhile, Joanie (Paula Cale) struggles with financial problems caused by Jim's (Mike Farrell) HMO coverage, or lack thereof. Jim discovers the joys of home shopping on cable television which adds to Joanie's concerns. Joanie and Heather (guest star Dana Daurey) interview a temporary replacement for Jim to run the vet clinic and decide to hire Dr. Sam Magala (guest star Cress Williams). Robbie (Seth Peterson) tries to help Tina's (guest star Maria Pitillo) son Pete (guest star Alex D. Linz, ""Home Alone 3"") with a school science project but meets w
S04 E04Oct 19, 2001
You Can Count on Me Oct 19, 2001 CRESS WILLIAMS GUEST STARS; IS WASHINGTON IN SYD'S FUTURE? -- Syd (Melina Kanakaredes) begins having separation anxiety from Joe (guest star Steven Eckholdt) who is on the campaign trail, which leads her to consider moving to Washington if he wins the election. Meanwhile, Syd must also treat a young man (guest star Alex Cruz) who must recover from a bicycle accident before he can donate bone marrow to his dying sister (guest star Daniella Garcia). At home, Joanie (Paula Cale) gets a much needed break when Robbie (Seth Peterson) offers to watch Jim (Mike Farrell) and Hannah (guest star Tessa Allen); Joanie spends the day bonding with Tina (guest star Maria Pitillo) as the future sisters-in-law plan Robbie and Tina's wedding; and when Jim discovers Dr. Sam Magala (guest star Cress Williams) has been hired to run the vet clinic, he decides to go back to work, with mixed results.
S04 E05Oct 26, 2001
Civil Unrest Oct 26, 2001 WILL SYD VOTE IN FAVOR OF CONTINUING HER ROMANCE WITH JOE CONNELLY? THINGS HEAT UP WHEN PETE (GUEST STAR ALEX D. LINZ, 'MAX KEEBLE'S BIG MOVE') SETS FIRE TO HIS BEDROOM -- As election day draws near, Syd (Melina Kanakaredes) sees nothing positive about negative campaign tactics used by Joe Connelly (guest star Steven Eckholdt) and begins to seriously question his integrity. Meanwhile, an increasingly hostile Pete (guest star Alex D. Linz, 'Max Keeble's Big Move') realizes Robbie (Seth Peterson) really cares for him when Pete accidentally sets fire to the apartment and Robbie saves him. Elsewhere, during an unsupervised moment at the clinic, Jim (Mike Farrell) administers an injection to a dog and the animal goes into cardiac arrest when Dr. Malaga (guest star Cress Williams, NBC's 'ER') unwittingly gives the dog another shot of the same drug. Later at home, Joanie (Paula Cale) gives Jim an herbal supplement, not knowing it could cause an ulcer.
S04 E06Nov 2, 2001
Best Man Nov 2, 2001 CHAOS ABOUNDS AS WEDDING BELLS RING FOR ROBBIE AND TINA -- Robbie (Seth Peterson) and Tina's (Maria Pitillo) wedding is marred when best man Jim (Mike Farrell) becomes flustered while toasting the happy couple and accidentally hits the groom -- but Syd (Melina Kanakaredes) is already furious with Robbie for letting Jim get drunk at the bachelor party and Robbie is annoyed by Syd's thoughtless wedding gift. Meanwhile, Tina's wisecracking father (guest star Peter Jason), youth-obsessed mother (guest star Stephanie Faracy) and mischievous twin brothers (guest stars Randy Sklar and Jason Sklar) add to the chaos of the big event. Additionally, Hannah (Tessa Allen) is on a quest to find Joanie (Paula Cale) a Prince Charming. Concetta Tomei also stars
S04 E07Nov 9, 2001
The Honeymoon's Over Nov 9, 2001 THE NEWLYWEDS ATTEMPT A HONEYMOON GETAWAY AS JIM RETURNS TO REHAB; LINDSAY CROUSE ('BUFFY') GUEST STARS - Newlyweds Robbie (Seth Peterson) and Tina (Maria Pitillo) grow increasingly frustrated with the airlines, and each other, when travel problems arise and it seems that they'll never make it to Miami for their honeymoon while Jim (Mike Farrell) returns to rehab and makes some painful revelations to his new coach (guest star Lindsay Crouse, ""Buffy The Vampire Slayer"") about his feelings towards Syd (Melina Kanakaredes). Likewise, Syd begins to realize that her father's condition has been taking an emotional toll on her, and that she needs to seek help to deal with it. Elsewhere, Joanie (Paula Cale) finds herself with too much time on her hands and decides to look up an old friend from school. Concetta Tomei also stars. TV-PG
S04 E08Nov 16, 2001
Rocky Road Nov 16, 2001 ISABELLA HOFMANN GUEST-STARS -- Syd (Melina Kanakaredes) has second thoughts about seeing her new therapist (guest star Isabella Hofmann, ""Homicide: Life on the Street"") and becomes alarmed when she stops seeing visions of her mother, Lynda (Concetta Tomei). At the rehab center, Jim (Mike Farrell) makes good progress and in turn helps a friend (guest star David Marciano) who is frustrated with the slow pace of his own recovery. Meanwhile, Joanie (Paula Cale) finally gets financial satisfaction from her father's insurance company and helps a new friend (guest star Carol Potter, ""Beverly Hills, 90210"") wage a similar battle against the HMO. Elsewhere, Robbie's (Seth Peterson) attempts to be more of a friend than a father to Pete (guest star Alex D. Linz, ""Home Alone 3"") results in a trip to the emergency room.
S04 E09Nov 23, 2001
Gobble Gobble Nov 23, 2001 THANKSGIVING BRINGS OUT JIM'S GOOD DEED - MUCH TO SYD'S DISMAY -- Jim's (Mike Farrell) rehabilitation requires him to travel on a bus to do his errands but when he decides to do a Good Samaritan deed for the bus driver's grandmother, he ends up accepting a ride from some rough dudes -- and an unknowing Syd (Melina Kanakaredes) grows frantic when he doesn't return on time. Meanwhile: St. Clare's loans its space for a charity Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the Daughters of the Mayflower allowing Syd to treat their chairwoman -- whose lineage might be suspect; Joanie (Paula Cale) and Hannah take a ride in the country and end up saving a turkey; Robbie's (Seth Peterson) well-intentioned plan to surprise Tina with a big family holiday dinner goes up in smoke. Concetta Tomei also stars
S04 E10Dec 14, 2001
The Mating Dance Dec 14, 2001 JOANIE GOES ON A 'BLIND DATE' TO FIND A MATE; SERIES HOST ROGER LODGE GUEST-STARS AS HIMSELF -- At the suggestion of her therapist, Syd (Melina Kanakaredes) participates in an evening of ""Speed Dating"" while Joanie (Paula Cale) becomes a contestant on the romantic reality show ""Blind Date"" hosted by Roger Lodge (appearing as himself) while Phil (guest star Dan Montgomery) babysits Hannah (Tessa Allen) -- and while her date turns out to be the wrong guy, Joanie still has a chance for romance. Robbie (Seth Peterson) sells his skis to buy a new sewing machine for Tina (Maria Pitillo), who sells her own sewing machine to buy ski tickets for Robbie. Meanwhile, Jim (Mike Farrell) makes a new female friend at rehab. Concetta Tomei also stars. TV-PG
S04 E11Jan 4, 2002
The Start of Something Big Jan 4, 2002 Syd is personally and professionally stunned by a malpractice suit brought on by a high-risk pregnancy patient (guest star Ashley Johnson) and in turn questions her recent decision to end therapy sessions with Dr. Dunseith (guest star Isabella Hofmann). In the meantime, Joanie and Phil (guest star Dan Montgomery) go rock wall climbing as platonic friends, but soon realize that the tension between them isn't just in the ropes. Jim begins an independent living program at the rehab center and can return to work at the vet clinic part-time if Sam (guest star Cress Williams) shadows him. Meanwhile, Jim uses a pet kitten to help his friend Meredith (guest star Marcia Srassman) realize that she never has to live alone. And something is cooking at O'Neill's when Robbie creates a salad dressing that inadvertently induces labor pains in pregnant customers. Amid the expectant customers, Tina (Maria Pitillo) suspects she may be pregnant herself.
S04 E12Jan 11, 2002
Shadow Play Jan 11, 2002 LARRY MILLER (""THE PRINCESS DIARIES"") GUEST-STARS -- In the wake of her malpractice suit, Syd (Melina Kanakaredes) is shadowed at St. Clare's Clinic by one of it's snoopy board members, Dr. Mincus (guest star Larry Miller, ""The Princess Diaries""). Similiarly at the vet clinic, Jim (Mike Farrell) returns to work part-time under the watchful eye of Sam (guest star Cress Williams, NBC's ""ER""). Tina (Maria Pitillo) seeks Syd's professional advice and learns she may have to consider surgery if she hopes to conceive a child. Robbie (Seth Peterson) becomes a full partner at O'Neill's. Joanie (Paula Cale) and Phil (guest star Dan Montgomery) use their talents for fighting the system to help a father (guest star Peter Onorati) whose son (guest star Scott Terra) needs more assistance than his school is willing to give him. Concetta Tomei, Dana Daurey and Samaria Graham also star.
S04 E13Jan 25, 2002
The Good Fight Jan 25, 2002 WILL SYD OBJECT TO HER DEFENSE ATTORNEY? -- Syd (Melina Kanakaredes) meets the attractive, brilliant attorney Owen Frank (guest star George Newburn) who will defend her in the malpractice suit and faces a will stronger than her own. Joanie (Paula Cale) is apprehensive about taking her relationship with Phil (Dan Montgomery) to a more physical level. Robbie (Seth Peterson) and Tina (Maria Pitillo) try to play cupids with Pete (Alex D. Linz) and his tomboy friend, Nicky (guest star Brenda Grate). Jim (Mike Farrell) performs surgery on a patient for the first time since his injury and does so well that Sam (Cress Williams) tells him he no longer needs a ""shadow"". TV-PG
S04 E14Feb 1, 2002
All the King's Men Feb 1, 2002 Syd fight to save her career.
S04 E15Mar 22, 2002
Act Naturally Mar 22, 2002 Hollywood is calling! Syd goes to LA to speak to students at UCLA. But her ex-boyfriend Jerry takes her on the set of his show.Joanie gets a movie role. Jim is allowed to drive again.
S04 E16Mar 29, 2002
Limbo Mar 29, 2002 Robbie thinks he has pregnancy symptoms. Jim on a date.
S04 E17Apr 5, 2002
The Whole Truth Apr 5, 2002 Syd's medicial trial begins.
S04 E18Apr 12, 2002
Gotcha Apr 12, 2002 Owen can't wait to see the front side of Syd, he gives her a list of people to squirt all over town. While eating breakfast with Owen Things begin to get a little scary because a patron in the restaurant begins to choke on something. Later that same day Kevin keeps running into Syd.
S04 E19Apr 19, 2002
Great Expectations Apr 19, 2002 Jim has a new friend. Syd's dates with Owen get interesting.
S04 E20Apr 26, 2002
Things Have Changed Apr 26, 2002 Sydney's relationship with Owen continues to heat up. Meanwhile Jim is stuck between a rock and hard place when he has to choose between two women. He must choose between Georgia who likes to ride motorcycles.Jim must also choose between Meredith whom he met in rehab.
S04 E21May 3, 2002
Smoke and Mirrors May 3, 2002 Syd moves in with Owen when a schizophrenic patient becomes obsessed with her.
S04 E22May 10, 2002
Out of Control May 10, 2002 Season Finale Syd moves in with Owen, but that is only the start. Can Owen protect Syd as her stalker gets too close when a fire breaks out at the clinic?