The Bronx Zoo

Season 1 Episode 6

Runaway Hearts

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Aired Unknown Apr 22, 1987 on NBC
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Jack has a physical for his wife's insurance policy, and is told he's in poor health. Harry unloads a troublemaker, Johnny, in Sara's class, because none of the other English teachers want him. Johnny walks out, and Sara tells him to never come back. Joe finds a way to get rid of Mr. Kaczmarek -- if his students don't pass a test Joe plans to personally give them, so long. Matthew follows Mary Caitlin, and discovers a secret she was trying to keep from the rest of the faculty -- she's participating in a church-sponsored program for runaway youths. Charlie has it out with Harry because he's stuck working in the rubber room pending an investigation. Mary Caitlin tries to no avail to help out one of the runaways, Sandy, who's got severe issues concerning her parents. Johnny begs Harry to give him another chance in Sara's class -- at least she was honest enough to say she doesn't like him. Mary Caitlin is angry to find out Matthew followed her, and confesses that she hasn't spoken to her mother in four years. Carol tells Joe she's pregnant. Mary Caitlin sees Sandy's photo on a milk carton. Jack is shocked when his doctor tells him he needs to have heart surgery immediately. The real reason Johnny asked to return to Sara's class is because he delusionally believes she has a thing for him. Harry warns Sara about Johnny when he sees them laughing after class together. Mr. Kaczmarek turns into a lean, mean teaching machine to suck up to Joe (and keep his job). Mary Caitlin shows the milk carton to Father Hector as she wants to give the parents a call, but he talks her out of it. Joe visits a fearful Jack in the hospital before his surgery. After Sara accidentally leaves her keys on her desk, Johnny takes them and breaks into her apartment to confess his misguided feelings for her. Harry catches Johnny there and saves Sara, but she won't let him call the police. Mary Caitlin struggles with whether or not she should go against Father Hector's wishes and tell Sandy's parents where she is. Jack goes towards the white light during his surgery, but eventually pulls through. Joe decides not to test Mr. Kaczmarek's students after seeing him in action. Joe and Carol wonder if they're too old to be having a baby. Harry confronts Johnny about breaking into Sara's apartment, causing him to erupt. Jack becomes spiritually aware after his near-death experience. Harry is called into Joe's office; Johnny's there with his face beat up, claiming Harry did it. Mary Caitlin calls her mother.moreless

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    Mykelti Williamson

    Mykelti Williamson

    Gus Butterfield (as Mykel T. Williamson)

    Edward Asner

    Edward Asner

    Principal Joe Danzig

    Jerry Levine

    Jerry Levine

    Matthew Littman (episode 3+)

    Nicholas Pryor

    Nicholas Pryor

    Jack Felspar

    Kathryn Harrold

    Kathryn Harrold

    Sara Newhouse

    David Wilson (I)

    David Wilson (I)

    Harry Barnes

    Macon McCalman

    Macon McCalman

    Mr. Kaczmarek

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    Norman Parker

    Norman Parker

    Father Hector

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    Phillip Richard Allen

    Phillip Richard Allen

    Mr. Reese

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    Janet Carroll

    Janet Carroll

    Carol Danzig

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    Roberta

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