The Paper Chase Season 2
S02 E01Apr 15, 1983
Outline Fever Apr 15, 1983 The second year begins with Hart and Ford moving to an off-campus apartment, while Bell is still at the dorm as the advisor for the 1-L students. Some of the 1-L students hound Hart for his Contracts outline, until Ford and Bell auction it off (against Hart's wishes). Meanwhile, 1-L Connie Lehman shows a personal interest in Hart ... or is it only his outline?
S02 E02May 24, 1983
Birthday Party May 24, 1983 Kingsfield's friend and former student, now the Attorney General of the United States, asks him if he would accept a nomination to the Supreme Court. Hart decides to celebrate Kingsfield's eightieth birthday, even though it is known that the professor disapproves of such festivities.
S02 E03Jun 26, 1983
Spreading It Thin Jun 26, 1983 Hart has a feeling that a popular law professor has plagiarized an article for Law Review, and tries to prove it, to the detriment of his schoolwork. Lehman suspects he is just jealous because she greatly admires the professor.
S02 E04Jul 15, 1983
Cinderella Jul 15, 1983 Connie attempts to help a returning student, now a single mother with no child care, and recruits Hart and Bell for assistance. Ford is assigned to an older woman's case against a slumlord.
S02 E05Sep 15, 1983
Commitments Sep 15, 1983 Hart fails to appreciate Connie's heavy workload and turns to another woman for comfort. Bell attempts to help a first-year student who cracks under the pressure of Kingsfield's class.
S02 E06Oct 26, 1983
Plague of Locusts Oct 26, 1983 Hart has a tough choice when multiple firms offer him internships, while Bell is anxious because all his interviews go badly. Ford considers turning his father in for violating school policy by taking students' grades into consideration when selecting interns.
S02 E07Nov 22, 1983
Snow Nov 22, 1983 As usual, the Law Review is behind schedule, but this time Golden is sidelined with pneumonia. Second-in-command Shaw seizes the opportunity for a power play, but it predictably backfires. Law Review activities are further complicated when, while their new computer is being installed and tested, a power failure threatens their precious deadline - until they enlist the help of the 'Wonks'.
S02 E08May 22, 1984
Mrs. Hart May 22, 1984 Hart is given a run of the Review for the night when Golden meets a woman who is demanding of his time and attention. For dates a woman whose ambition is to marry a lawyer.
S02 E09May 29, 1984
Tempest in a Pothole May 29, 1984 Hart's girlfriend receives a scholarship offer in England. Hart tries to presuade her to stay with him, she suggests he come to England, which he refuses. Awaiting her decision on whether to accept the scholarship or stay there with Hart, she asks him to go with her to Kingsfield's empty classroom which she describes as a ""temple of reason"" (you knew then which she had chosen). Hart leaves angrily, but Golden talks him into seeing her before she leaves. As she leaves, Bell is there to comfort his friend Hart. True to form, Hart announces that he needs to check on what assignments Golden has for him and then he will study for Kingsfield's seminar.
S02 E10Jun 5, 1984
Labor of Love Jun 5, 1984 Hart and Harriman compete to represent the school in the national moot court competition. First-year student Vivian struggles with speaking up in class.
S02 E11Jun 12, 1984
Burden of Proof Jun 12, 1984 Bell sues the city for damages and lost wages when he rides over a pothole and breaks his arm. Kingsfield has difficulty coping when Nottingham, his secretary, transfers to another office.
S02 E12Jun 19, 1984
War of the Wonks (a.k.a.) Machine Jun 19, 1984 A snowstorm stands Kingsfield, forcing him to spend the evening with Hart while Ford and Bell get to know Nottingham in a local bar.
S02 E13Jun 26, 1984
Limits Jun 26, 1984 Ford reaches out to Kingsfield for help when his fellow students seek to force a teacher they suspect is senile in retirement.
S02 E14Jul 10, 1984
Hart Goes Home Jul 10, 1984 Working in the public defender's office, Hart has to defend the perpetrator who assaulted and robbed Kingsfield. The violence on campus puts student on edge.
S02 E15Jul 17, 1984
Judgment Day (a.k.a.) Tenure Jul 17, 1984 Very good episode. Hart, returning home for his sister's wedding, realizes that he no longer feels part of his home, and that he is more comfortable at school. Returning to his apartment, he tells Ford ""for the first time, I feel like I belong here"".
S02 E16Jul 24, 1984
War of the Wonks (aka Machine) Jul 24, 1984 A minor incident between Golden and an engineering student about a parking space causes hostilities between the law students and the engineering students (or ""Wonks"" as they are called on campus). Golden has the Wonk's car impounded and the Wonks retaliate by moving Golden's car into the Law Review office (which is in a basement...). A romance between a law student and a Wonk is strained by the conflict. The matter is settled by a contest of legal knowledge between Kingsfield and a computer.
S02 E17Aug 7, 1984
Judgment Day (aka Tenure) Aug 7, 1984 The students fear they will lose a popular professor when he becomes eligible for tenure but lacks significant publication credits.
S02 E18Aug 14, 1984
Not Prince Hamlet (a.k.a.) Rashomon Aug 14, 1984 Stressed-out first-year students prepare for Kingsfield's final. When the final exam is stolen, Bell is charged with finding the students responsible.
S02 E19Aug 21, 1984
Billy Pierce Aug 21, 1984 A grieving father struggles to understand why his son committed suicide.