Home / Series / Grace Under Fire / Aired Order /

All Seasons

Season 1

  • S01E01 Pilot

    • September 29, 1993
    • ABC (US)

    Grace has divorced her abusive husband and is faced with supporting their three children. In the premiere episode, she takes a job at an oil refinery and dates the local druggist. Quentin gets into fights at school.

  • S01E02 Up on the Roof

    • October 6, 1993
    • ABC (US)

    Quentin's bad moods are puzzling to Grace. Perhaps he needs a male role model. Grace tells Russell that she is not ready to have a new relationship. These serious discussions take place up on the roof.

  • S01E03 Grace Undergraduate

    • October 13, 1993
    • ABC (US)

    Grace and Nadine take a night out and flirt with some frat boys, while Russell and Wade try to steal Russell's dog which his ex-wife got as part of the property settlement.

  • S01E04 The Good, the Bad and the Pharmacist

    • October 20, 1993
    • ABC (US)

    Grace is angry when her paycheck is attached to pay the back taxes of her ex-husband; Russell's ex-wife upsets a date with Grace when she decides to return to him.

  • S01E05 Second Time Around

    • October 27, 1993
    • ABC (US)

    The 'nice' guy Grace meets, at the behest of Nadine to attend a 'second time around' meeting, turns out to be Nadine's first husband (of three, she married the second twice. Wade is #4).

  • S01E06 Sister, Sister

    • November 3, 1993
    • ABC (US)

    Faith asks Grace to talk to Evie, their wild younger sister, but when the three get together, Grace refuses.

  • S01E07 A Picture's Worth ... $9.95

    • November 17, 1993
    • ABC (US)

    Grace and Russell make plans for a double blind date; Libby is harassing baby Patrick.

  • S01E08 Grace Under Oath

    • November 24, 1993
    • ABC (US)

    Watching a talk show on tv, Grace sees her ex-husband brag about how his lawyer got him thousands for an injury and Grace decides to push for child support.

  • S01E09 Grace in the Middle

    • December 1, 1993
    • ABC (US)

    Wade gets fed up with his job at the phone company and takes a new job as the 'in the air, on the air' reporter.

  • S01E10 Say Goodnight, Gracie

    • December 8, 1993
    • ABC (US)

    Grace's status at the refinery becomes permanent and she gets a raise, but has to take the night shift and will miss the school play Libby is in playing a pork chop.

  • S01E11 Keeping Faith

    • December 15, 1993
    • ABC (US)

    When Grace brings her depressed sister, Faith, home for the holidays, she learns that Faith has been having an affair with a married man.

  • S01E12 With this Ring

    • January 5, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    When Great Grandma Kelly leaves her heirloom ring in the keeping of Grace, the Kelly clan blows a fuse.

  • S01E13 Simply Grace

    • January 12, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Grace turns down the advances of a guy, but welcomes a gal who is a 'battered wife' needing help.

  • S01E14 The Agony, the Ecstasy, and Bill Mazeroski

    • January 26, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Needing her own space, Grace turns to the basement to create a room for herself and get some privacy.

  • S01E15 When You Wish Upon a Star

    • February 2, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    A romantic weekend in the Windy City is blown away when Ryan fails to show up at the airport on time.

  • S01E16 Valentine's Day

    • February 9, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Quentin shows his displeasure when Grace invites Ryan to dinner.

  • S01E17 Grace and Beauty

    • February 16, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Libby is entered in a beauty pageant with a friend. The two mothers don't hit it off very well. Libby sings "Tomorrow".

  • S01E18 Tears of Joy

    • March 9, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Quentin is totally out of control and getting into fights at school, so Grace takes him to a child psychologist.

  • S01E19 It Happened One Week

    • March 16, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Grace and Ryan have time for themselves when Faith takes the kids to visit their grandparents and the refinery is closed.

  • S01E20 Things Left Undone

    • May 11, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    It is Mother's Day and mother comes to visit. Faith gives them an earful.

  • S01E21 See Quentin Run

    • May 18, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Grace's promotion does not bring her happiness. Quentin runs away to find his dad and the men at work are disgruntled.

  • S01E22 A Car and a Kiss

    • May 25, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Grace's car is on its last legs and she goes shopping for a replacement. A neighbor is irate when she catches Libby kissing her son.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Grace Under Water

    • September 20, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Grace and the kids are set to wait out the big storm and rising flood when her ex arrives.

  • S02E02 Good Ol' Grace

    • September 27, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Grace tries to smooth things over when a new female employee charges Bill with sexual discrimination.

  • S02E03 June 15, 1997

    • October 4, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Grace lets Quentin and Libby care for themselves while she goes to work. Her new boss makes it clear that he is only concerned with himself and his retirement.

  • S02E04 Pitch and Woo

    • October 11, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Grace dates a minor-league ballplayer while Faith wants a major commitment from Russell who backs off.

  • S02E05 Jimmy's Girl

    • October 18, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Jimmy's new girl friend comes to Grace for advice and Grace gives her the bitter truth. Otherwise, Grace has problems with her credit card.

  • S02E06 Splitsville

    • October 25, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Nadine and Wade have a marital battle with Grace in the middle. Nadine catches Libby shoplifting.

  • S02E07 The Road to Paris, Texas

    • November 8, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Grace wants to get Nadine back on track, so they take a trip to visit Grace's Aunt Vivian.

  • S02E08 Dear Grace

    • November 15, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Acting somewhat like Abby, Grace tries to reconcile her boss with his estranged pregnant daughter. Meanwhile, Quentin seems embarrassed to go out in public with his mother.

  • S02E09 Cold Turkey

    • November 22, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    It is a lonesome Thanksgiving when her ex takes the kids to the grandparents for the feast, but Libby escapes and the Kelly clan swoops down on Grace.

  • S02E10 Ka-Boom

    • November 29, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    An employee is killed and the plant damaged by an explosion which puts Grace in the secretarial pool until the accident is investigated. Nadine and Wade date.

  • S02E11 Grace vs. Wade

    • December 6, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Grace slips on the icy walk at Wade and Nadine's house, then visits a therapist who helps her decide how she feels about their marital dispute.

  • S02E12 The Holidays

    • December 13, 1994
    • ABC (US)

    Grace has to contend with her 'down-in-the-dumps' ex-mother-in-law and an invitation to a Christmas dance with Dougie.

  • S02E13 The Good Mother

    • January 3, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Quentin goes to stay with his father and Grace has a short story published in the local paper.

  • S02E14 No Money Down

    • January 17, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace and Russell attend a real estate seminar with different objectives: Russell wants a profit, Grace needs material for a school assignment.

  • S02E15 Aging Gracefully

    • January 31, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace has an relationship with her masseur, but doesn't like his need to be in control.

  • S02E16 Hello, I'm Your Mother

    • February 7, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Matthew, Grace's first son, who was given up for adoption, contacts Grace and puts her in a quandry. He wants to know who is his father for starters.

  • S02E17 Grace at the Campfire

    • February 14, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    The kids get into trouble with neighboring campers when Grace takes them into the woods.

  • S02E18 Emmet Bypass

    • February 21, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Jimmy's father has chest pains and Jean is a pain of a different kind, when Grace insists he be taken to the hospital.

  • S02E19 Matthew, Come Home

    • February 28, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace introduces her first son to her other kids, but it doesn't go well.

  • S02E20 A Night at the Opera

    • March 14, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace plans to go to the opera in St. Louis alone. Meanwhile, Russell visits his dad.

  • S02E21 Memphis Bound

    • March 29, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Faith and Grace drive to Memphis for their sister's wedding, with Russell who wants to see Graceland and a stranger who somewhat resembles Elvis keeps in touch with Grace.

  • S02E22 Sticks and Stones

    • April 5, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Quentin has a fight at school and Grace is angry when she discovers that Quentin used a racial slur that started it.

  • S02E23 Mother & Son & Father Reunion

    • May 3, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace thinks Matthew's father should meet him, but the feeling is not mutual.

  • S02E24 When It Rains, They Pour

    • May 10, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    From a dateless state to a flood. All her boyfriends ask her out at the same time.

  • S02E25 You Can Lead a Horse to Water...

    • May 17, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace is ready, but her boyfriend reneges on the grounds he is celibate due to two earlier affairs that went wrong.

  • S02E26 Jimmy Goes Away

    • May 24, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Jimmy has gotten his life in order and accepted a new job in Ohio, but the family has mixed reactions.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Great Eggspectations

    • September 13, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    To Grace's great shock, Nadine asks her to donate an egg so she and Wade can become parents.

  • S03E02 Movin' on Down

    • September 20, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Downsizing becomes a problem for Grace as she discovers that her job was not eliminated but usurped by her boss.

  • S03E03 Grace and Rick and the Dance of Doom

    • September 27, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    While her relationship with Ben is waning, Rick asks her out on a date.

  • S03E04 The Breakup

    • October 4, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace faces a problem as she starts a relationship with Rick before she terminates Ben.

  • S03E05 Grace Under a Wig

    • October 18, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace is tired of kids, so she puts on a wig and goes to a bar where she assumes another identity.

  • S03E06 Daycare

    • November 1, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace demands that a day care center be provided at work when she can't find a suitable sitter.

  • S03E07 Matthew Gets Busted

    • November 8, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace and Matthew's adoptive mother get in a hassle after Grace bails him out when he is arrested for a college prank.

  • S03E08 Grace Really Under Fire

    • November 15, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    A disgruntled ex-employee takes the gang hostage at the refinery.

  • S03E09 Thanks for Nothing

    • November 22, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace is annoyed by the friendliness of Rick and Jean, whose husband has gone fishing, at the Thanksgiving feast.

  • S03E10 Sleeping Together

    • November 29, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace and Rick get together, but will it last?

  • S03E11 Emmet's Secret

    • December 6, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    Grace accidently learns something about Emmet and Wade considers running for city council.

  • S03E12 Emmet, We Hardly Knew Ye

    • December 20, 1995
    • ABC (US)

    The Kelly's Christmas celebration is dampened when Emmet dies suddenly and his 'significant other' appears at the funeral and shocks everyone by announcing that fact.

  • S03E13 Daddy's Girl

    • January 3, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    The title refers to Rick's daughter, Amy, who is rather ill-mannered and not Grace's cup of tea, but controls Rick.

  • S03E14 No Help Wanted

    • January 10, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Grace's fear of being dependent causes her to turn down offers of help from her family and friends.

  • S03E15 Good Neighbor Sam

    • January 24, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    A neighbor's son starts hanging out at Grace's house and she finds he is escaping from a 'perfect' mother. Meanwhile, Wade discovers his name has been engraved on a veterans' memorial.

  • S03E16 Positively Hateful

    • February 7, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    When the nasty janitor is about to be fired for being HIV+, Grace is reluctant to help him. Rick instructs Quentin on how to behave on his first date.

  • S03E17 Why Buy the Bull?

    • February 14, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Grace is just about set to move in with Rick when he loses his job.

  • S03E18 Love Thy Neighbor

    • February 21, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    The new Afro-American neighbors are coming for dinner.

  • S03E19 Pregnant Pause

    • February 28, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Nadine has some big news for Grace.

  • S03E20 Broads for Broader Horizons

    • March 13, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    The creative writing teacher and Grace are not tuned to the same frequency and trouble ensues.

  • S03E21 Head Games

    • March 20, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Quentin creates the impression at school that he is seriously ill and Grandma Jean has a new beau with an amazing past.

  • S03E22 Mr. Mullen's Opus

    • April 3, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    While working for a crisis hot-line, Grace encounters the nasty janitor, Mullens, again and he hasn't improved.

  • S03E23 Take Me to Your Breeder

    • May 1, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Grace is sent home after a toxic spill at the plant and has an hallucination that her late father comes to talk to her.

  • S03E24 Guess Who's Not Coming to Lunch?

    • May 8, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Libby has been suffering from stomach pangs and Grace finds out they are from a stress-related ulcer.

  • S03E25 You Go, Girl

    • May 15, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Rick, who is under the influence, proposes to Grace who is inclined to accept until she learns of his new job site and Russell is invited to his detested ex-wife's wedding.

Season 4

  • S04E01 This Sold House

    • September 18, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    When Grace finishes painting the house, the landlord decides it will never look better so it's time to sell it. The house of the recently-deceased neighbor is also for sale, for about half the price. Grace decides to buy it.

  • S04E02 Neither a Borrower or a Roofer Be

    • September 25, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Wade inspects Grace's new house and says it's in bad shape. Russell lends her the money to take care of it. Jean also offers to lend the money for the roof and can be considered rent if Grace will let her move in. Grace discovers that Jean has been lying about her full social life, so invites her to move in.

  • S04E03 Quentin Returns

    • October 2, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Quentin returns from spending the summer with Jimmy in Ohio. He upset that his father made him return to Grace's and believes it's because Jimmy was tired of being 'daddy'. Grace tries to get Jimmy to repair things by talking to Quentin, but Jimmy has decided to move back to be closer to the kids.

  • S04E04 Grace and Sailor Bob

    • October 9, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Grace rents out her apartment to Dougie. Libby receives a package from her penpal, who thinks she's older, divorced and has three kids. Sailor Bob takes a trip to meet 'Libby'.

  • S04E05 Dating Buddies

    • October 23, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Russell and Grace think everyone's life is more exciting than theirs, so they decide to go on a date together. The refinery gets rid of everyone as employees, but hires them back as 'independent contractors', meaning a slight raise but no benefits. Grace makes plans to go out with the smarmy guy she met while out with Russell, but that's only his bar personality. He's actually well-read, nice, interested in kids, etc.

  • S04E06 The Ghost and Mrs. Kelly

    • October 30, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Mysterious occurrences prompt Grace to suspect her new home is haunted. Also, Grace dates a minister.

  • S04E07 Road to Nowhere

    • November 6, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Grace and Nadine get an invitation to their twentieth reunion and they recall a trip to see Earth, Wind and Fire and decide to repeat the event. They borrow the pharmacy's delivery van (which is full of drugs), as Grace goes speeding down the highway.

  • S04E08 Redeeming Jimmy

    • November 13, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Jimmy wants to turn his life around, so Grace gets him a job at the refinery.

  • S04E09 The Show-Me State

    • November 20, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Grace and Nadine accompany Libby to a poetry contest in New York, where they run into Rick who has returned from Alaska.

  • S04E10 Fire Music

    • November 27, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    On Grace's last night in New York, she meets a firefighter who moonlights as a jazz musician.

  • S04E11 Grace Tests Out

    • December 4, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Grace has to choose between her job at the refinery or continuing her education.

  • S04E12 A Holly, Jolly Christmas

    • December 18, 1996
    • ABC (US)

    Christmas brings surprise for Grace about Quentin.

  • S04E13 Matthew's Old Lady

    • January 8, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Matthew, Grace's first born that she gave up for adoption, is engaged to an older woman.

  • S04E14 Grace of Wrath

    • January 15, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Grace rents her garage apartment to a classmate who also moonlights as a stripper to pay for her classes.

  • S04E15 Wade's Partner

    • January 29, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Wade and his partner arrest someone close to Grace.

  • S04E16 Pills

    • February 5, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Grace becomes addicted to pain pills. Russell accuses his friends of being disloyal when they shop at the new mall instead of his pharmacy.

  • S04E17 Waiting for Peugeot

    • February 12, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Jimmy goes against Grace's wishes when he buys Quentin a car. Grace runs into an old boyfriend who wants to renew their relationship.

  • S04E18 Birthin' Babies

    • February 19, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Grace brings Rob home to meet her kids just as Nadine announces that the baby's on its way.

  • S04E19 Vega$

    • February 19, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Jean gets invited to Las Vegas to view a timeshare and Grace joins her. While there, Grace spends time with an older man and Jean gets jealous.

  • S04E20 Jimmy Moves in

    • March 12, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Jimmy offers to move into the garage apartment.

  • S04E21 Quentin Gets His Gun

    • March 26, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Grace is spending too much time focusing on herself. Quentin fires a gun at a suspected intruder.

  • S04E22 Sam's Dad

    • April 9, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Sam's dad has a crush on Grace.

  • S04E23 Grace Graduates

    • April 30, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Grace graduates college and is asked to give the commencement speech.

  • S04E24 Rob vs. Jimmy

    • May 6, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Jimmy begins to get jealous of Rob's relationship with the kids. Grace has a birthday.

  • S04E25 Grace's New Job

    • May 7, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Grace gets a new job at an advertising company and shockingly, her misery brings something new and improved.

Season 5

  • S05E01 Smells Like Victory

    • November 25, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Grace worries about how her new job is affecting the children at home.

  • S05E02 Grace Under Construction

    • December 2, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Grace starts a new job at the bridge construction site. Nadine divorcing Wade.

  • S05E03 Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    • December 9, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Grace queries Quentin about his teenage activities and panics when Russell reveals that Quentin bought condoms at the pharmacy.

  • S05E04 Mother Christmas

    • December 16, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Grace's mother visits for Christmas and tries to make Libby a proper young woman.

  • S05E05 A River Runs Through Him

    • December 23, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Jean is upset, complaining that the new bridge will cut off Emmet's (grave) view of the river, so Grace suggests that she move the grave site. Jimmy and Quentin attempt to do that and Russell takes Dot to the gambling boat, but won't gamble.

  • S05E06 Finders Keepers

    • December 23, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    During a tornado, a sack of money ends up at Grace's house. When she returns it to the owner, $20k is missing, and everyone accuses Grace of stealing it.

  • S05E07 Riverboat Queen

    • December 30, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Grace and DC work out a plan to get a building construction bid which doesn't interest the developer who is looking for a more personal deal. Russell and Dot go on another date where Russell reveals his fantasy while hypnotized.

  • S05E08 The Victory Tree

    • December 30, 1997
    • ABC (US)

    Libby and her class protest the bridge construction to save the town's historic tree causing the project to be halted until a town meeting vote. Russell puts an ice cream parlor in the pharmacy.

  • S05E09 Grace Under-Funded

    • January 6, 1998
    • ABC (US)

    The government doesn't send a payment to the construction company causing paychecks to be held and Grace with no money. Wade stakes out the pharmacy to catch a burglar.

  • S05E10 Digging Up the Dirt

    • January 13, 1998
    • ABC (US)

    After meeting a salesman at a motel, rumors spread through town about Grace and DC having an affair. After a flippant remark made by Grace turns out to be true, all kinds of rumors about everyone in town are coming out.

  • S05E11 Fire in the Hole

    • January 20, 1998
    • ABC (US)

    Wade's old pal visits and annoys Grace which ends up with kissing. Jean goes on a date which makes Floyd jealous.

  • S05E12 Fall from Grace

    • February 3, 1998
    • ABC (US)

    Grace (who has a fear of heights) has to rescue a coworker who's stranded up on a construction beam. Quentin tries to fix a car engine with some "help" from his friends.

  • S05E13 Grace Under Class

    • February 10, 1998
    • ABC (US)

    Grace is upset with Quentin when she finds out his new girlfriend and her parents lavish him with gifts. Russell has a chance to be with an attractive divorcee.

  • S05E14 Down in the Boondocks

    • February 17, 1998
    • ABC (US)

    Bev, the mother of Quentin's girlfriend, leaves her husband and moves in with Grace and the kids.