Spin City

Goodbye (1)

Season 4, Ep 25, Aired 5/24/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Mike discusses his attempts to have sex with Caitlin with his new therapist. Nikki's new boyfriend is too likable. Caitlin isn't in the mood when Mike is. A reporter accuses the mayor of being involved in organized crime; Nikki's boyfriend turns out to be a mobster who has been getting the office staff to do favors for him. Mike weighs giving his friends up, but ultimately throws himself on his sword and takes all blame.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Boatman

    Carter Sebastian Heywood

  • Michael J. Fox

    Deputy Mayor Michael 'Mike' Patrick Flaherty

  • Connie Britton

    Nicole 'Nikki' Catherine Faber

  • Alexander Gaberman

    James Hobert III

  • Richard Kind

    Paul Thomas Lassiter

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Beginning of the End...

    By fiveironbell, Jul 06, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Dr. Peterson: Mike, are you angry at me, or are you angry at your penis? Mike: Is that the only class you took in training school?

    • Mike: (on the phone to his normal therapist) Doc, you and me have history together, you're like a father to me. Now what are the odds that someone walks through that door and I feel the same connection? Dr. Peterson: (Michael Gross enters) Hi, I'm Dr. Peterson. Mike: I'll call you back.

    Notes (4)

    • Michael J. Fox included this episode as one of his all-time favorites.

    • This episode aired along with "Goodbye (2)" as an hour-long season finale in its initial airing. The double episode received the show's highest ever ratings.

    • This episode features the last appearance of the regular end credits sequence of a small scene, then the setup of a joke, then the 3 note sequence and the punchline which had appeared since episode 1.

    • Michael Gross played Michael J. Fox's father on the long-running, popular sitcom Family Ties.

    Allusions (3)

    • Mike (voice, as Caitlin reads his e-mail): I just met this junior senator from Ohio. What a stiff. Alex P. Keaton. Alex P. Keaton was Fox's character on Family Ties.

    • Mike: (on the phone to his normal therapist) Doc, you and me have history together, you're like a father to me. Now what are the odds that someone walks through that door and I feel the same connection? Dr. Peterson: (Michael Gross enters) Hi, I'm Dr. Peterson. Michael Gross played Michael J. Fox's father on the show Family Ties.

    • Pay Mallory on your way out: Mallory was of course the sister of Michael J. Fox's character Alex and the daughter of Michael Gross's character Steven on the show Family Ties and was played by Justine Bateman.

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