Wings

Season 2 Episode 6

It's Not the Thought, It's the Gift

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Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Nov 09, 1990 on NBC
9.3
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It's Not the Thought, It's the Gift
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Helen's birthday becomes a contest between Joe and Brian to see who can buy her a more impressive gift. The gifts escalate until both reach an agreement to only give her "little gifts". But Brian doesn't come through on his end and Joe's little seagull on a piece of driftwood is overshadowed by Brian's CD player. Joe has the last laugh though, to make up with Helen over an argument about her birthday, he gives her his mother's cameo. Helen discovers this later while watching home movies from their childhood.moreless

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  • Joe and Brian compete with each other to get Helen the "perfect" present.

    9.5
    This is a classic "Wings" episode. The majority of the episode was great. Joe and Brian attempting to one up each other by overspending on their gift for Helen's birthday. I really appreciated how they incorporated clips from Helen's childhood birthday part into the episode. That gave it a more authentic atmosphere. The ending was wonderful as well. It showcased Joe's true feelings for Helen in a way that was dignified and kept some degree of subtleness. Helen's reaction to Joe's final present was a let down. What an inarticulate, classless way to conclude an otherwise terrific and heartwarming episode!moreless
Steven Weber

Steven Weber

Brian Hacket

Timothy Daly

Timothy Daly

Joe Hackett

Crystal Bernard

Crystal Bernard

Helen Chappel Hackett

Thomas Haden Church

Thomas Haden Church

Lowell Mather (Seasons 1-6)

David Schramm

David Schramm

Roy Biggins

Rebecca Schull

Rebecca Schull

Fay Evelyn Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran

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