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Season 1 Episode 7

The Power of a Lie

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Aired Unknown Apr 29, 1987 on NBC
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The Power of a Lie
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Harry faces the impending consequences of Johnny's untruthful complaint against him, which the other students believe. A former friend of Matthew's, Whittington, comes to Matthew with a proposition: the chance to see the inner-workings of smart kids in a good school. Joe has no choice but to suspend Harry and put him to work in the administration office until the hearing. Suspecting Mr. Reese to be the actual culprit -- which he is -- Joe requests Johnny's father meet with him to talk about the incident. Joe and Carol discuss whether or not they should keep the baby. Charlie has a good laugh at Harry's expense now that they're both in the rubber room. Sara blasts Joe for suspending Harry, but Joe turns the conversation around and asks Sara to step up while Jack and Harry are out of commission. Jack leaves the hospital a poor man. Whittington shows Matthew how well-behaved and sharp (and smug) the suit-wearing students at Darwin Prep are. Back at Benjamin Harrison, Matthew tries to convince kids to join the debate club to challenge Whittington the braggart. Harry finds out Sara is handling his job responsibilities, and is angry. Sara manages to get school supplies immediately that Jack was never able to get. Even though he should be in bed, Jack drops by the school and is stunned to find out Sarah is handling his workload -- and redecorating his office. After Johnny lies right to Harry's face, Harry starts playing hooky. Mary Caitlin helps Matthew out with the debating team he's assembled -- and with master debaters like Roz, Zappa and Sara's star pupil, Henry the stutterer, he'll need all the help he can get. Sara tries to make Johnny come clean, but all he cares to talk about is how much she wants him. After Carol almost miscarries, she and Joe both realize that they do want the baby. Harry fights with Sara because he believes her refusal to talk to Joe about Johnny when she should have gave Johnny the credibility to make his complaint. Harry tries to keep his suspension a secret from Max and Nicole, but when Max begins to suspect things, Harry returns to work. Johnny goes to Sara's office to bring her flowers, but instead is crushed to find her and Harry kissing. Joe receives the Reese family file from social services, and holds it over Mr. Reese's head to get him to confess to beating up Johnny. With the proof in hand, Joe lifts Harry's suspension. Harry tracks down Johnny in the school's boiling room, and lets him take out the anger that he can't take out on his father. Henry surprises all at the first debate with a little revelation about Darwin's founder.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 (VI)

David Wilson (VI)

Harry Barnes

Richard Cox

Richard Cox

Charlie Turner

Guest Star

Patrick O'Bryan

Patrick O'Bryan

Johnny Reese

Guest Star

Phillip Richard Allen

Phillip Richard Allen

Mr. Reese

Guest Star

Gail Boggs

Gail Boggs

Roz Hemphill

Recurring Role

Janet Carroll

Janet Carroll

Carol Danzig

Recurring Role

Tyra Ferrell

Tyra Ferrell

Roberta

Recurring Role

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