Season 4 Episodes

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New York Unbound (2)

Season 4, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/24/2004
Maya learns that the publisher wants to sanitize her book to make it more accessible to white readers.
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New York Bound (1)

Season 4, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/24/2004
Maya self-publishes her book, Oh, Hell Yes, and sells it on the streets, where it is a tremendous success.
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Love Thy Neighbor

Season 4, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/17/2004
Maya's neighbor, Jalen, tells her that he would like to begin dating. She turns him down because she feels that she has to much going on in her life for a relationship.
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Just the Three of Us

Season 4, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/10/2004
Toni has an apparent breakthrough in therapy. When Dr. Miller asks with whom she would want to be stranded on a deserted island, she picks Joan and realizes from her explanation that it is because she loves her.
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A Partnerless Partner

Season 4, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/3/2004
William is made a senior partner in the law firm. He is thrilled about this, as is Maya, who will now get a substantial raise.
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He Loves Her, He Loves Me Not

Season 4, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/26/2004
Joan feels bad about the way the girls have treated William's past girlfriends and decides to go out of her way to make Donna feel welcome.
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Wieners and Losers

Season 4, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/12/2004
The newly unemployed Joan cannot stand the idea of just sitting back and relaxing, and drives her friends crazy by constantly cooking and knitting for them.
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Love, Peace and Hair Grease

Season 4, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/29/2004
Joan grows increasingly bored with her job. William notes that she doesn't hold the passion for the law that is required to truly succeed in their profession.
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On the Couch

Season 4, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/1/2004
Toni continues to see her therapist, Dr. Miller. Rather than following the doctor's advice and writing a letter to her mother detailing her grievances against her, Toni instead brings her mother to her sessions.
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Good Catch or Bad Hop?

Season 4, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/23/2004
Maya and her friends enjoy perks such as limo rides and entry to exclusive clubs, courtesy of her baseball player beau, Alex.
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Leggo My Ego

Season 4, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/16/2004
Joan's procrastination puts her job in jeopardy when she doesn't act quickly enough toward securing donations for a charity auction, which she has agreed to arrange for her boss.
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Comedy of Eros

Season 4, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/9/2004
Toni refuses to believe Joan's claims that she isn't upset about spending Valentine's Day alone, and insists on constantly trying to cheer her up.
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Prophet and Loss

Season 4, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/12/2004
A stranger stops Joan on the street and tells her, ""You made the right decision."" He claims to be a psychic, and manages to convince Joan that he is for real.
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Merry Ex-mas

Season 4, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/15/2003
Maya invites Darnell's girlfriend, Lena, to her Christmas party in an effort to be civil. However, she grows jealous and gets Jalen to pose as her boyfriend.
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Don't You Want Me Baby?

Season 4, Episode 10 - Air Date: 11/24/2003
Toni is furious to discover that Todd failed to deliver a message from a remorseful Greg before the wedding.
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Between Brock and a Hard Place

Season 4, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/17/2003
Joan's enthusiasm about her new engagement is tempered when she learns that Brock doesn't want to have children, but she decides to relax and just focus on the immediate future.
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Viva Las Vegas

Season 4, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/10/2003
After Brock invites Joan to join her for a weekend in Las Vegas, she is convinced that he plans to pop the question.
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And Baby Makes Four

Season 4, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/3/2003
William convinces Joan to host a baby shower for his sister, Linda; and her partner, Kira. Kira's water breaks during the event.
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Inherit the Lynn

Season 4, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/20/2003
Maya learns that tuition has increased substantially, and she doesn't have enough money to cover it.
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Hopelessly Devoted to Two

Season 4, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/13/2003
Joan finds herself in a bind when she is forced to agree to a dinner with both Ellis and Brock. She does not know how to handle the situation, although she insists that she is going to stay with Ellis.
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You Ain't Gotta Go Home but...You Know the Rest

Season 4, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/6/2003
Toni's brother Antoine comes to town for a weekend rendezvous with Maya, but soon spooks her by declaring his love and announcing that he will not return to Boston.
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Snoop, There It Is

Season 4, Episode 3 - Air Date: 9/29/2003
After nine months of celibacy, Lynn becomes fed up and grows suspicious of Sivad. She contacts his ex-girlfriend in the hopes of gaining some insight into his behavior.
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If It's Broke, Fix It

Season 4, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/22/2003
Toni refuses to speak to Todd because she is up in arms about his debt and feels betrayed by the fact that he failed to disclose this information sooner.
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Some Enchanted Evening

Season 4, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/15/2003
Joan enjoys relative peace in her relationship with Ellis. However, she establishes a strong connection with a stranger whom she meets when they duck into the same doorway during a rainstorm.