Jack & Bobby Episode Guides
An Innocent Man
Grace is shocked to learn from Benedict that a colleague has been accused of sexual harassment by a student. After coming to his defense, however, she begins to think her colleague may not be so innocent after new evidence surfaces. Bobby's studies begin to decline when he starts seeing more and more of his new girlfriend, Dex, but feeling the weight of failure from Grace on his shoulders, he ends up cheating in order to pass an exam. Meanwhile, Jack is uneased when he discovers that Courtney and Missy have become friends.
Bobby's quiet relationship with Dex is revealed when Grace catches the pair kissing in her study. Grace and Jack are soon trying to personally intervene after Grace is unable to coax Bobby into putting a stop to the relationship. Meanwhile, Courtney is mortified in front of her peers after a well-meaning, but smothering Peter gets involved with her life. In the future, it is revealed how President McCallister's oldest son and the secret service are the source of a few particular problems.
Friends with Benefits
Jack is instantly critical of Bobby's decision to try out for the track team. He also becomes disillusioned when he realizes that Katie may not be the girl for him, but turns to Courtney only to find that she and Marcus may have developed an attraction to one another. Meanwhile, Grace's joy at being asked to speak at an event honoring her longtime mentor turns to sorrow when her controversial relationship with Tom causes the offer to be revoked.
Grace's much-beloved gay younger brother pops in for a Thanksgiving visit, but the good vibes are short-lived after he is arrested on drug charges. Meanwhile, when a friend of Jack's commits suicide, Jack begins to harbor feelings of guilt and wonder if perhaps he played a part in the terrible event.
Jack and Bobby learn that Grace plans to go to Texas to visit their father, Juan, in prison and insist that they be allowed to come along. During an impromptu road trip, Grace must finally open up to her children about why their father went to prison. The future lays out the tragic path of Jack as well as the difficult and less-traveled road Bobby follows on his way to becoming the President. Author Gore Vidal narrates a documentary on the life of President McCallister.
A Child of God
Jack is stunned when Missy tells him a secret that could have dire effects on both of their futures. When the secret gets her kicked out of her house, she looks to Grace for some advice and direction. Meanwhile, Bobby tells Grace he wants to be baptized and attempts to get Peter to agree to be his godfather.
A New Frontier
Tom conveniently happens to show up at a camping trip Bobby and Grace are on, prompting Bobby to air his suspicions and resentment. Meanwhile, Courtney's relationship with Nate begins to grow just as Jack and Missy's begins to fizzle. Also, the future finds President McCallister showing support for the travel to and exploration of Mars.
Into the Woods
Jack expresses his discontent over Grace's relationship with Tom after he accidentally walks in on them in an intimate occasion. Meanwhile, Bobby coaxes Grace's permission for what will be a fateful overnight hunting excursion with John.
The First Lady
In the future, a troubling secret about the First Lady comes to light. In the present, Courtney takes Jack up on his offer to escort her to her father's fundraising affair, which leads to a moment of honesty and a kiss. Meanwhile, tension is abound in the McCallister house when Grace offers a few days of shelter to a homeless man.
And Justice for All
Peter decides to go an extreme measure after he finds out about Grace's relationship with Tom. Meanwhile, Bobby and Warren decide to earn some extra money doing yard work for neighborhood homeowners, but when Bobby finds Jack's wallet, missing since his attack, in one of the house's garages, Jack is alerted and, together with Marcus, plans a way to pay back his now-revealed assailant.
Jack finds himself unable to get back to his normal life after the recovery from the horrific attack proves more difficult than imagined. Grace is the victim of a blackmail plot by a student who witnessed her exit from Tom's room. Meanwhile, Courtney slowly becomes enamored of a new guy, and the future shows the president dealing with bomb crisis in Chicago.
Jack and Katie's relationship begins to head into deeper territory, but when the two discover Courtney's boyfriend Nate on a date with another girl and Jack spills the beans, Courtney decides to stop her relationship with Nate dead in its tracks. Meanwhile, Bobby rummages through Grace's closet in order to find out more about his father for a class project and learns why his father isn't part of his life, while an argument between Grace and Tom over her decision to help him with a paper causes the demise of their relationship.
Jack fights with Grace over her continued use of marijuana, but she disregards his ultimatum to stop, with negative consequences to follow. Meanwhile, Bobby attempts to smooth things over for Jack in school and with Courtney, but his efforts also take a disastrous path. It is revealed as to how the President eventually chose his political party affiliation.
The Kindness of Strangers
Bobby's thinking is irrevocably changed when he joins up with the "challenge program" in school. His teacher, meanwhile, has some revealing information about Jack to impart to Grace. It is also learned how President McCallister is later given a helping hand by an unlikely ally.
Under the Influence
After a dispute during a school dance causes Jack, Courtney, Marcus, Missy, and Randy to decide to head off to an after-party, the group gets into a fatal car accident which stops them in their tracks along the way. Meanwhile, Grace gets a quick and stinging education in what means to try and play chaperone for one of Bobby's class field trips.
A Man of Faith
Grace must reassess her own teaching methods when an Arab-American student comes to her claiming her lectures are reflective of her skepticism towards religion. The effect is a series of walkouts from Grace's classes on the part of campus religious groups. Meanwhile, while assisting his friend Warren with Barmitzvah preparation, Bobby becomes curious about religion and demands to know from his mother why he was never allowed to go to church.
Jack and Bobby McCallister, two smart siblings with lots of promise, live under the domineering watch of their single mother, professor Grace McCallister in Hart, Missouri. Her stern methods of parenting have a strong effect on both of their lives, and because of this, one of them will later become the President of the United States. Bobby, the younger brother, is caught up in a power struggle between older son Jack and Grace, but the McCallister boys are soon captivated by a new neighborhood resident, Courtney Benedict, who has moved in with her professor father John.
After breaking up with Dex, Bobby is devastated, but his emotions turn to rage and revenge when he learns that Jack is behind the breakup, and his response to the situation causes a torrent of problems between Jack, Missy, and Courtney. Meanwhile, Grace and Tom decide to sneak out of the college election night bash and smoke pot, but her action comes with some terrible consequences. Also, the future shows President McCallister winning his election by only a handful of votes.
Time Out of Life
Grace and Tom's secret relationship is discovered when another professor walks in on their kiss in Grace's office. Peter asks Grace about what to do when he learns that Courtney is sleeping with Nate. Jack's relationship with Katie, meanwhile, intensifies, while Bobby and Warren have a sleepover and try to turn it into a cool night that will up their popularity in school.
Stand by Me
Jack tries to shield Marcus from the legal ramifications of the car accident by assuming the responsibility, but when Marcus' guilt begins to overwhelm him, he tells his father the truth, who then must square the truth with Grace. Jack then finds an unlikely supporter when Grace pressures him to go to the police. At Missy's funeral, the jarring content of Reverend Belknap's subsequent eulogy brings out the anger in those who are there to mourn. Meanwhile, Bobby is devastated and hurt when he learns that Warren is moving to Chicago.
Grace and Matt go to a family dinner at Missy's house, but Grace's attempts to keep her composure go awry when the Reverend begins to critique her beliefs. Grace's vulnerable admission to Tom about the evening ends with an intimate moment. Meanwhile, Bobby tries to spend more quality time with Peter by intentionally losing a game of chess to him, while Marcus becomes a part of Courtney's plan to get even with Jack.
Today I Am a Man
Grace inadvertently spots a humiliated Jack buying condoms for an upcoming night with Missy. In an attempt to make him feel less awkward, she offers to tell him anything he wants to know about sex and tries to make sure Missy is the girl he really wants to be with. Meanwhile, Bobby's attempts to help Warren land his dream crush go awry when the girl expresses feelings for him instead, while Grace must deal with Jimmy's slip back into former bad behaviors.
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