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Party Of Five 6 Seasons 1996

Season 2
4.8 out of 5 stars (105) IMDb 6.7/10

"Party of Five" explores the lives of the Salingers, five brothers and sisters determined to stay together following the tragic loss of their parents. The one-hour drama focuses on the way the family uses the creativity, humor, and love instilled by their parents to deal with the conflicts and demands of everyday life.

Starring:
Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox
Original air date:
March 27, 1996

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1. Ready Or Not

As Kirsten and Charlie's wedding preparations are interruped by a surprise visit by Charlie's old girlfriend, Bailey struggles with the death of his girlfriend, and Claudia enters junior high school.

CC TV-PG September 27, 1995 44 minutes
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2. Falsies

Charlie sets out to uncover the truth about his son while Bailey experiments with a new identity.

CC October 4, 1995 44 minutes
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3. Dearly Beloved

As Kirsten and Charlie struggle with their wedding plans, Julia is torn between a pair of boyfriends while Sarah uses a class election to spark a romance with Bailey.

CC TV-PG October 18, 1995 44 minutes
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4. Have No Fear

Charlie is pressed to take over running the restaurant, Bailey accidentally injures a football teammate and Julia ponders sex with Griffin.

CC TV-PG October 25, 1995 44 minutes
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5. Change Partners...And Dance

In the wake of an accident which threatens Claudia's musical career, Bailey's behavior confuses Sarah and Julia struggles to connect with Griffin.

CC TV-PG November 1, 1995 43 minutes
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6. Analogies

A visit by Kirsten's parents is enlightening for Charlie; Bailey's college exam scores seem to seal his fate; Claudia irks her sister by monopolizing Griffin's time.

CC TV-PG November 8, 1995 44 minutes
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7. Where There's Smoke

Charlie is accused of arson and Julia suspects Griffin in a theft; Bailey has second thoughts about Will dating Sarah as Claudia is befriended by a trouble-making classmate.

CC TV-PG November 15, 1995 44 minutes
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8. Best Laid Plans

Disaster strikes on the eve of the wedding as Charlie ends up with another woman and Justin catches his father having an affair.

CC TV-PG November 22, 1995 43 minutes
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9. The Wedding

Charlie gets cold feet and throws the wedding plans into chaos.

CC TV-PG December 13, 1995 45 minutes
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10. Grand Delusions

In the aftermath of the failed wedding, Charlie takes Claudia to Mexico, Julia and Justin explore their sexual relationship, and Bailey helps Sarah cope with a stunning surprise.

CC TV-PG December 20, 1995 44 minutes
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11. Unfair Advantage

As Julia copes with a teacher's sexual advances, Charlie finds his own behavior under fire; and Bailey questions Sarah's extravagant gifts as Claudia falls under the spell of an unruly classmate.

CC TV-PG January 3, 1996 43 minutes
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12. Hold On Tight

As Julia and Bailey vie for an attic bedroom, Charlie and Kirsten ponder getting back together again.

CC TV-PG January 10, 1996 44 minutes
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13. Poor Substitutes

Charlie seeks child care for Owen, while Julia gets a surprise from Justin's summertime friend.

CC TV-PG January 17, 1996 44 minutes
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14. Strange Bed Fellows

As Justin's parents insist he and Julia stop having sex and Charlie finds himself attracted to Claudia's teacher, Bailey and Sarah find Will's new girlfriend annoying.

CC TV-PG January 24, 1996 44 minutes
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15. Benefactors

As Bailey's unexpected scholarship offer exposes a family secret and Charlie struggles with a wealthy employer's advances, Julia reluctantly agrees to be tutored by a nerdy classmate.

CC TV-PG January 31, 1996 44 minutes
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16. Comings And Goings

Sarah discovers the truth about Bailey's college plans and her real mother's identity; Julia fights to keep their grandfather at bay; Charlie gets caught between a pair of romantic entanglements.

CC TV-PG February 7, 1996 44 minutes
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17. Valentine's Day

On Valentine's Day, Griffin and a childhood friend of Sarah's make surprise appearances, while Charlie takes control of his relationship with Kathleen.

CC TV-PG February 14, 1996 44 minutes
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18. Before And After

As Julia and Justin wrestle with an unplanned pregnancy, Bailey and Sarah consider staring their own sexual relationship.

CC TV-PG February 21, 1996 44 minutes
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19. Altered States

Following her miscarriage, Julia heads to see Griffin, Charlie balks at Kathleen's attempt to cement their relationship, and Bailey worries about Sarah changing.

CC TV-PG February 28, 1996 44 minutes
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20. Happily Ever After

As Charlie lies to avoid a commitment to Kathleen, Bailey uncovers a disturbing secret about their grandfather's past.

CC TV-PG March 20, 1996 44 minutes
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21. Spring Breaks (Part I)

Charlie jeopardizes the restaurant's future; Bailey overreacts when Sarah is mugged; Julia and Justin are each pursued by new suitors; Jody's fast lane lifestyle upsets Claudia.

CC TV-PG March 27, 1996 43 minutes
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22. Spring Breaks (Part II)

As relationships between Julia and Justin and Bailey and Sarah approach collapse, Charlie makes a desperate move to save the restaurant from closing for good.

CC TV-PG March 27, 1996 48 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Peter O'Fallon
Starring Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox
Supporting actors Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, Paula Devicq, Scott Grimes, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Michael A. Goorjian, Jeremy London, Sara Mornell, Monica Lacy, Tim Halligan, Monet Mazur, Stephanie Siemiller, David Correia, Brandon Porter, Taylor Porter
Season year 1996
Network Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Producers Valerie Joseph, Lisa Melamed, Bruce J. Nachbar, Mark B. Perry, Ken Topolsky
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Format: DVD
Finally!!! We were supposed to get this in November of 04 and it never happened. Now finally the studio is going to release it with eyes wide open seeing how many of us are going to buy it. I suggest you buy it when it comes out rather than wait forever. That is if you want season 3 to come out.

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5 disc set with all 22 episodes...

23. Ready or Not

The arrival of Charlie's old girlfriend, Pamela Rush, interrupts Kirsten and Charlie's wedding plans. She claims that Charlie fathered her four-year-old son, Spencer. After realizing that he wants to take responsibility for Spencer, Pamela takes Charlie's money and runs. Will plays matchmaker for Bailey, who is still grieving over the death of Jill. Justin returns from Europe and Julia learns that he wasn't alone. But she has yet to tell him that she spent her summer getting to know Jill's brother, Griffin.

24. Falsies

Claudia feels out of place in junior high school. Will, along with Bailey, checks out an Eastern college. Julia and Justin take action to a new rule that prohibits kissing in school and they organize a protest to convince Principal Stickley to change the rules. Charlie tracks down Pamela. It turns out that Spencer isn't Charlie's son at all and she was desperate for money. Kirsten wonders if he'll be happy with her, knowing that she can never have children. To reassure her, they decide to adopt Owen.

25. Dearly Beloved

After being irritated by the family's interference in her wedding plans, Kirsten and Charlie decide to run off to Reno and elope. Charlie's friend, Dudley, continues to plan their engagement party, despite the happy couple's disappearance. Bailey decides to run for class vice president.
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Let me start by saying that I was a huge fan of Party of Five when it originally aired, and I still am a huge fan. I have seasons 1 & 2 on DVD and will most likely buy season 3 if it is released. It's a GREAT show. I would say it's in my top 3 television shows of all time.

Serious fans from when it was originally broadcast will know that the careful selection of wonderful music was something that took an already great show to another level. I became familiar with quite a few excellent musicians via the show, including Nanci Griffith, Chris Isaak & Vonda Shepard (this was before she was a regular on Ally McBeal).

Two of the most memorable scenes for me that have music changes are when Julia meets up with Griffin at the coffee shop early in season 2 (I think it was in Dearly Beloved) the song originally aired was Somebody's Crying by Chris Isaak. The second and more unforgiveable change for me was during the surprise ending of the final episode of season 2. I don't want to give anything away, but the song that is supposed to play is Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel. It was just perfect with that scene. If you are seeing Party of Five for the first time via this DVD set, you are really missing out.

I read the reviews here when season 2 was released, and perhaps that is why I did not buy it right away - there is one earlier review that warns about music changes. When I finally decided to buy season 2 I did not remember the warning. I probably would have eventually bought the set, but it would have been less of a shock to see the altered version.

A couple of smaller complaints... There were a few scenes with Carroll O'Connor and Lacey Chabert (Claudia) - I don't remember the exact episode - when the shots from one of the cameras was pretty grainy.
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Maybe it's because Matthew Fox is so popular on the TV series Lost, or maybe it's because there was such an outcry from fans for more DVDs. Whatever the reason, it's about time we got season two! Hopefully they'll release the remaining seasons, too.

Party of Five is a wonderful show, whether you're watching it as a fan or for the first time. Each season gets better and better.
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This is my favorite show of all time, and I thought that I would have to keep watching season one over and over again. The only problem is that they never advertise the releases very well. I think that if they did that, we wouldn't have a problem with the lack of sales and then we could get more seasons! YEESH...I had to just keep randomly looking every few months, and I happened to look on the release date for season two. Can't wait to see this excited saga continue...KEEP BUYING FANS!!!
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I am so excited that they are releasing the second season of party of five!!! This is one of the best tv dramas of all time!! I hope they release the entire series of this show and I am sure going to buy season two the day it comes out,it would make a great xmas present. Kirstin and Charlie's relationship was my favorite of the series. I'm so glad it will finally be released!
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2 whole years after the release of the first series of this classic show, we finally get Season 2! And it wasn't going to be released, so we have to thank the success of `Lost', which of course also stars Matthew Fox.

This show is an emotional journey, from start to finish. It very maturely handles tough topics that most teenagers will come across at some stage (hopefully not all of the problems!), without preaching and is handled realistically and without being too cheesy; breakdown of marriages, death, muggings, lesbianism, adoption, jealousy, teenage rebellion, truancy, family problems and so many more important subjects. This isn't just a teen show though, the script is very maturely written, and all the characters are likeable and you feel for their pain. (To be honest, there isn't an episode that I watch that doesn't get me teary eyed at some point). All the performances are excellent, and I recommend this show to any parents who want their teens to watch a positive show with a message.

Let's hope the distributor has a bit more respect for those who have bought the series and are waiting for Season 3!
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