'Who's the Boss?' Season 6 Episodes
“In Search of Tony”
The family goes to a tropical island. Everyone else is having fun without Tony and he becomes lonely. After Angela nearly drowns, they argue and decide they are having more fun apart from each other. After they compete in a talent contest and Tony hurts his leg, they talk “passionately” about their future.
“Life's a Ditch”
Charlie, Sam's girlfriend from Brooklyn, visits while Angela is preparing for a dog food commercial. Charlie talks Sam into ditching school for the day and going to the beach, but Tony catches them before they leave the house. When Tony calls Charlie's mother to tell her, he learns that her mother doesn't care about Charlie and doesn't want her in her life. Charlie is asked to be a stand-in model for the dog food commercial and her future changes.
“In Your Dreams”
Tony and Angela are apartment-sitting for Mrs. Rossini. After meeting two couples Tony used to be friends with, Angela dreams that she and Tony are married and living in Brooklyn with four children and another one on the way. She learned that she has a little bit of Brooklyn in her and Tony has left a little of Brooklyn behind.
“Sam's Novel Romance”
Sam joins a book discussion group when she develops a crush on the instructor, a young college professor, unaware that he is married.
“Tony and the Professor”
On the spur of the moment, Tony accepts a date with a woman he meets at a bar. Having second thoughts, he cancels the date the next day, only to learn later that the woman is the professor of his new class.
“Mother and Child Disunion”
Angela decides to merge her business with an associate company, despite Mona’s misgivings. The new associate begins to take control and tells Angela she must get rid of her smaller clients. Mona volunteers to work for Angela for fewer benefits if she will withdraw from the merger.
“Sam Can Manage”
Al and his friends are visiting from Brooklyn. They have started a new rock band, but are in desperate need of help. Sam agrees to take on the role of the band manager. Tony doesn't think she will be able to handle it, and his attempts to help her only make her angry with him.
Angela brings the family to a psychiatrist for counseling when she thinks Sam and Jonathan's fighting is getting to be too much. The psychiatrist reassures them that their family is emotionally healthy. But his evaluation of Tony's busy life prompts him to ask Tony to continue counseling with a group of parents who risk burning out.
“Sex, Lies and Exercise Tape”
Angela joins a health club, where she quickly makes friends with a group of three women. After they meet Tony, Angela tells them she and Tony are a couple. Tony learns of Angela's lie, and she explains that, just like in high school, she felt pressured to do it in order to fit in.
“To Tony, with Love”
Tony needs an extra class to fill up his semester schedule and Sam suggests that he become a teacher’s assistant, an easy “A” and he use the class time to do his other homework. The course puts him in a third-grade class, where the teacher orders him to assist her on the first day. After an initial struggle, he finds he is able to work well with the students, and is soon considering becoming a teacher.
“The World According to Jonathan”
Some bad experiences at school, including being assigned to play the accordion, have Jonathan's self-esteem at rock bottom. Tony helps him overcome his discouragement by introducing him to an old friend of his, who is now an accordion player. Jonathan soon enjoys playing the accordion, but when Tony encourages him not to restrict himself to one activity, Jonathan misinterprets Tony's intentions as disapproval for the accordion, and bans Tony from his first recital.
When Mona’s luck with men takes a turn for the worse, Tony, Angela, and Mona visit Atlantic City for a weekend to help her forget her troubles. Mona hits rock bottom and can only go up from there, when she meets a professional gambler who begins winning things from her -- including the keys to Angela's Jaguar.
Sam is accepted to the Accelerated Scholastic Program, which will allow her to graduate from high school a year early. She is excited at first, and begins looking at colleges. But soon she wonders what will happen between Tony and Angela after she has gone away. Her fear that Tony may end up alone prompts her to reconsider her decision.
Tony challenges an obnoxious neighbor, Fred, to a tennis match after he makes a pass at Angela. He is devastated after Fred drops dead on the court. Soon Fred’s twin brother, Ed, shows up and takes advantage of Tony’s guilt over Fred. When he makes a pass at Angela, Tony rashly challenges him to play tennis, then wonders if he’ll kill Ed too.
Angela buys a house to rent for profit. She and Tony choose a tenant together, a retired gentleman. When Angela returns from a brief business trip, she finds that Tony has instead rented it to an attractive, young, aspiring actress. She becomes to focus of everyone’s attention, especially Tony’s, and Angela has to take control again before harmony returns.
“Mona & Walter & Sam & Eric”
Tony and Angela arrange a date between Mona and Walter, the grandfather of Sam's boyfriend, Eric. Disaster strikes when it turns out Walter and Mona knew each other long ago -- and were engaged. Mona swallows her pride to help keep Sam and Eric together.
Angela and her friends from the health club have formed a volleyball team, and Tony accepts the request to be their coach. The girls play poorly at first, but after some coaching from Tony, both athletic and personal, the team's performance improves. The one exception is Angela, who Tony is inadvertently neglecting.
“Her Father's Daughter”
Tony and Angela are chaperones on Sam's spring break vacation to Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Two guys hit on Sam and Bonnie, and Sam suspects the boys plan to move too fast. When Sam tries to warn Bonnie, Bonnie accuses her of being too motherly, and they end up fighting. Sam tells Tony about Bonnie and the boys, and realizes Tony is right when he says she is a lot like him when it comes to protecting her friends. Meanwhile, back at home, Mona helps Jonathan find a date.
“Take Me Back to the Ballgame”
A client of Angela's, a baseball player, upsets Tony when he demonstrates that he is only in baseball for the money and the fame. Tony wonders whatever happened to pride in the game.
“I Dream of Genealogy”
After researching her family tree, Sam discovers that her great-grandfather, assumed to be deceased, is still alive in Italy. He is flown to Connecticut to meet the family. Tony soon discovers that the man is not who they believe he is.
Tony and Angela make friends with another couple at the country club. The couple is about to become engaged, but their relationship with Tony and Angela may pose a problem.
After a fire at Mona's apartment, Angela’s offer to buy her a new condo is met with hostility. Angela is angry and leaves the house. Mona becomes ill and is rushed to the hospital, where she will need surgery to remove her gall bladder. Mona’s dead husband appears to her and encourages her to make up with Angela. Mona tells Angela she reacted because she wanted to stay near her little girl.
Sam has her heart set on attending Tate University, but Tony insists she keep an open mind, so the two take a road trip to visit some schools. Sam eventually gets a letter from Tate requesting an interview, but things don't go as she hoped. She was as surprised as Tony at which college she chose.
“Beautician Heal Thyself”
Al has graduated beauty school, and Tony helps him set up his own salon in Brooklyn. Al's behavior to the customers upsets them, and when Tony explains that Al will never make it unless he changes his ways, Al decides to close the shop.
“Sit Down and Be Counted”
A census taker visits Tony and Angela, just as they are hoping to leave for the movies. Using flashbacks from previous episodes, Mona gives the man a brief run-down of the history of Tony and Angela's relationship.
Tony and his study group are cramming for exams. After everyone goes home except for Kathleen, she and Tony sleep together. He feels somewhat guilty, particularly when he tells Angela about it. Angela and Tony assess their relationship and decide that they don't know exactly where it is going, but that it is best if they let it run its course.