The White Shadow - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • A Few Good Men
    Episode 24
    4/1/80
    8.8
    Graduation means the end of the Carver playing careers of Goldstein, Gomez, Hayward, and Reese, and it also means anxiety for all of them as they wonder what's ahead. Meanwhile, Reeves' girlfriend wants him to spend the summer with her in Greece.
  • 3/18/80
    6.4
    Coolidge is offered a part on a television show.
  • The Death of Me Yet
    Episode 22
    3/11/80
    8.7
    Carver caps off an unbelievable season by reaching the city championship game, but the celebration turns tragic for one player and his family.
  • The Hitter
    Episode 21
    3/4/80
    9.0
    Coach Reeves suspects that Gomez is being physically abused at home by his father, but has trouble getting him to admit it.
  • 2/26/80
    9.1
    A touring high school team from the Soviet Union comes to Carver High, and one of the Russian players wants Hayward to help him defect.
  • Out at Home
    Episode 19
    2/19/80
    6.7
    Coach Reeves is asked to be the Carver High athletic director, a position the baseball coach wanted.
  • Gonna Fly Now
    Episode 18
    2/5/80
    0.0
    Reeves and a female undercover police officer team up to try and stop a drug dealer from selling PCP to the students.
  • The Stripper
    Episode 17
    1/29/80
    8.7
    Coach Reeves finds out that the fellow Carver High teacher he is currently dating is also moonlighting as a stripper.
  • Links
    Episode 16
    1/22/80
    9.2
    Deciding that some of the players could use a dose of class, Coach Reeves takes Coolidge, Thorpe, and Salami to an exclusive country club for a day of golfing. Reeves also begins dating the club owner's daughter, and fixes Salami up with her sister, with disastrous results. Reeves is also unaware that the club doesn't allow blacks to play on the course.moreless
  • Salami's Affair
    Episode 15
    1/15/80
    8.9
    Carver holds a school 'turnabout' dance for Sadie Hawkins Day, and a young female teacher has her thoughts on asking Salami and going further.
  • Artist
    Episode 14
    1/8/80
    8.8
    Thorpe is torn between his love of art and securing a basketball scholarship.
  • Feeling No Pain
    Episode 13
    1/1/80
    9.1

    Salami sprains a knee during a pickup basketball game, and his doctor prescribes amphetamines, which he unwittingly shares with the team.

  • A Christmas Present
    Episode 12
    12/25/79
    0.0
    As the team plans a big holiday party, Coach Reeves realizes that he will be alone for Christmas. Meanwhile, Sybil finds out she's pregnant and tries to reconcile with her husband.
  • Delores, Of Course
    Episode 11
    12/18/79
    8.3
    Jackson is unaware that his former girlfriend is now a prostitute.
  • Sliding By
    Episode 10
    12/3/79
    7.8

    Mack Wade, a "can't-miss" basketball prospect, transfers to Carver to finish out high school. Wade has tons of scholarship offers from colleges, both academic and athletic. However, when Wade starts having troubles in the classroom, Coach Reeves realizes Mack has been passed through because of his basketball potential, even though he's a functional illiterate.

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  • Needle
    Episode 9
    11/26/79
    9.2

    Hayward's cousin dies from a lethal dose of heroin, and Reeves must stop him from seeking revenge.

  • Me?
    Episode 8
    11/12/79
    6.6
    Thorpe contracts a sexually transmitted disease and has passed it onto Coolidge's girlfriend. The two of them must now tell Warren that he too must get tested.
  • Globetrotters
    Globetrotters
    Episode 7
    11/5/79
    5.0
    Coach Reeves uses the Harlem Globetrotters to give the Carver High team a lesson in humility.
  • No Place Like Home
    No Place Like Home
    Episode 6
    10/29/79
    8.4
    Coach Reeves lets Coolidge move in after his apartment house burns down.
  • A Silent Cheer
    Episode 5
    10/15/79
    9.6
    Reeves takes on a new player who is deaf and, in the meantime, begins working out to try to return to the NBA.
  • Sudden Death
    Episode 4
    10/8/79
    9.9
    Coach Reeves is devastated when a freshman basketball player collapses and dies during practice.
  • Cross-Town Hustle
    Cross-Town Hustle
    Episode 3
    10/1/79
    0.0
    A rival coach from a predominantly white high school in the area tries to convince Reese to transfer.
  • Albert Hodges
    Albert Hodges
    Episode 2
    9/24/79
    0.0
    Coach Reeves begins teaching a class on sex education, but comes under fire when he makes joking comments that Albert Hodges, a new black student who is very racially sensitive, interprets as insulting to blacks. Adding to Hodges' anger is the fact that he's just gotten off an 18-month prison sentence for something he didn't do. Hodges then tries to rally the black players on the team against Reeves.moreless
  • On the Line
    Episode 1
    9/17/79
    9.3
    The second season begins with Jackson, who has a propensity for gambling (specificially, playing the numbers), being duped into betting on his Carver team. Things get even hairier for Jackson when the sports reporter for the school paper covering the Carver team observes his action.