Wings

Sons and Lovers

Season 7, Ep 13, Aired 1/16/96
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  • Episode Description
  • It's Roy's 12th birthday (he was born on a leap year), and Helen contacts Roy's son R.J. and convinces him to come back to Nantucket for the party. But the initial reconciliation is dashed when R.J. brings his significant other to the party. Meanwhile, Brian helps Antonio out by driving the cab while Antonio waits for his drivers license.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steven Weber

    Brian Hacket

  • Timothy Daly

    Joe Hackett

  • Crystal Bernard

    Helen Chappel Hackett

  • David Schramm

    Roy Biggins

  • Rebecca Schull

    Fay Evelyn Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Father's Leap Year & Son's Boyfriends

    By johndoe70, Apr 04, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Roy: "My son is gay, and that's his boyfriend, he's gay too."

    Notes (2)

    • Behind the Scenes: The original idea for this episode was a gay wedding for R.J., but the producers scrapped the idea when they heard that another NBC sitcom, "Friends" was doing an episode with that theme (wisely realizing that "Friends" show would grab all the headlines). Two days after this episode aired, "Friends" premiered "The One With the Lesbian Wedding".

    • Brian Haley does not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: Wings, #135, Sons & Lovers, continuity: Near the start of the episode when Roy and RJ are meeting again after six or so years, Helen & Joe talking, Helen says "There's a simple explanation...", note during "There's a" Joe's hand is on his forehead, but at the point she says "simple" his hand has warped over to cover his mouth.

    Allusions (1)

    • The title alludes to the 1913 D. H. Lawrence novel with the same name.

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