Going to California

Season 1 Episode 14

Lily of the Field

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 08, 2001 on Showtime
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Lily of the Field
While on their way to New Orleans, Space, Ungalow, and Insect Bob stop in a town where Ungalow wants to take a look at a coon dog shrine. While Ungalow goes to check out the shrine, Insect Bob and Space wait for him insides of a diner. At the diner, they meet Clay Shelton, the owner of the diner, who is racist and loves major league basketball. They also meet Joline, a waitress. Ungalow doesn't end up getting to see the coon shrine. Instead, hestops at a school to get water for the car. At the school he meets Lily, a young white teacher whose students are all black. The school is very rural and is in very bad shape. Lily convinces Ungalow to help her fix a broken door. After fixing the door, Lily needs help with a water fountain that is leaking. While fixing the fountain, Ungalow meets the principal of the school, Gloria Stevens, who wants everything done by the book, and says that it is against school policy for him to be there. It turns out that Lily and Principal Stevens have never gotten along, mostly due to the fact that Lily cares so much about the children and because she isn't scared of Mrs. Stevens. Lily would also like to create a new playground for the school. She gets Ungalow to agree to help, as well as Space and Insect Bob. All of the guys are looking for a way to get to know Lily better. After working on the new playground all weekend, they discover it trashed. It turns out that Clay trashed the playground because he used to be smitten with Lily himself. Clay thinks that he's beat them all until the guys discover that Clay is having an affair with the Sheriff's wife, Aileen Anderson. After blackmailing Clay with photos of him and the Sheriff's wife, they win the war. They rebuild the playground, and let Lily in on the secret about Clay and Aileen, so that he will leave the school alone for good.moreless

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