Hope - Season 1 Episodes

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Episode 1


After being killed of a soap opera, Emmy winner Faith (Kelly Ripa) is forced to move in with her sister, Hope (Faith Ford). Faith turns Hope's organized life upside down and backwards, doing what she thinks is right. After pulling Hope's daughter, Sidney, out of school, Faith must hold a bake sale as Sidney's punishment.....

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Episode 2

Remembrance of Rings Past

Hope and Faith go to the funeral of their Aunt Dodi, who stole their mother's heirloom ring. When they see Dodi wearing it in the casket "all hell breaks loose." Back at the house, Charley tries to get the burglar alarm to stop it's constant sounding, and Hailey catches the "middle-child blues".

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Episode 3

The Un-Graduate

In order to get her high school diploma, Faith has to take after school French classes. She makes Hope take it with her, and, of course, gets her in trouble. In another story, Sidney goes on a date with a boy Hope doesn't trust.

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Episode 4

Summary Judgment

When Faith was fired from her soap, she "accidentally" burnt down all of the sets. Now, of course, she is ordered to pay $5000 or go to jail. To earn money, she must become Hope's personal assistant, and idea that horrifies both of them.

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Episode 5

About a Book Club

Hope's last area of sanity, her monthly book club, turns into a riotous girls' night out when Faith joins. Hope tries to keep order, but when she finally gets wild herself, the cops are on the scene. Meanwhile Charley takes the kids to an arcade and tries to set a new record playing pinball.

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Episode 6

Hope Has No Faith (The Halloween Story)

On Halloween, Faith meets and falls for a guy named Paolo. Hope, of course, thinks that he is just another idiot, leading her on a spy caper to find out. Back at home, Sydney gives Hayley tips on how to attract her math partner.

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Episode 7

Car Commercial

Kelly Ripa's charasmatic cohost, Regis Philbin, guest stars as shady used car salesman, Handsome Hal Halverson. In the episode, Halverson hires Faith to co-star in his commercial, in exchange for a free car. He soon finds her upstaging him. In an unrelated story, Hope wonders if Charley will remember the anniversary of their first kiss.

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Episode 8

Hope and Faith Get Randy

Country singer Clint Black guest stars as Randy Richter, Hope's high school boyfriend who dumped her eighteen years ago. Faith thinks that the only for closure is to show Randy Hope's great life. When sparks unexpectedly fly between Randy and Faith, Hope is surprised by her own reaction. Meanwhile Sydney and Hayley work in secret to repair a giant hole they made in their bedroom wall.

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Episode 9

Phone Home for the Holidays

Robert Wagner portrays Jack, Hope and Faith's playboy father who brings his latest girlfriend, Summer (Lynda Carter), home to meet his daughters over Thanksgiving. The girls are surprised that their dad is dating an age-appropriate woman for a change and approve the match. That is, until Summer reveals a secret which changes Hope and Faith's minds. Meanwhile, Jack wants to test out his new skills as a masseur on Charley, who is creeped out by the idea.

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Episode 10

Anger Management

At Justin's basketball game, with an idea of good sportsmanship, Hope tries to confront overzealous mom, Sue. The ensuing events land Hope and Faith in anger management, to get out of going to court. Jim Gaffigan guest stars as Brad, the teacher who wants to keep them on the straight and narrow. Back at the old homestead, the kids want to stop mechanically-challenged Charley from fixing the garbage disposal.

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Episode 11

Silent Night, Opening Night

Faith is crushed after learning that her role, Ashley Storm, has been recast. Hope, therefore, asks her to help out with Haley's school's holiday play. Faith's coaching techniques, however, cause big problems for the cast (a bunch of children) and Hope. Meanwhile, Charley's attempts to help Justin with a bully are unrewarded when he gets in a fight with the boy's father. There's one catch: the father is a little person who is one of Santa's elves at the mall. Rebecca Budig (All My Children) plays the new Ashley Storm and Danny Woodburn (Mikey from "Seinfeld") plays the little person, Hank Peterson.

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Episode 12

The Wedding

Charley's family comes to town as his brother gets married to his Swedish fiancee, Astrid. After Faith's pre-wedding party with Astrid, a Swedish volley ball team, and their native drink leaves the bride missing and a player in her place. Meanwhile, Charley frets over his toast and Hope tries to please her in-laws.

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Episode 13

Madam President

Hope runs for neighborhood association president, with Faith as her campaign manager. Faith's tactics backfire when Hope's opponent, Harry Hannigan, reveals an embarassing video from early in her career. Mimi Rogers plays Annie Hannigan, Harry's sex starved wife whose eyes are on Charley.

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Episode 14

The Diner Show

When Faith leans that a famous director is shooting a film in Cleveland, she quickly comes up with a plan that she expects will give her that second chance at stardom. She and Hope plan a chance meeting with the director at a local diner, but their strategy is turned upside down when they realize they have no money to pay for their dinner. Their waitress, Marge, doesn't believe their excuses, and the restaurant owner makes Hope and Faith wait tables. But when the elusive director finally shows, Marge decides that an acting career might be better suited to her than to Faith.

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Episode 15


Charley's friend from medical school, Kenny, comes to visit. Faith falls for him, but there's one catch. Kenny is a doctor in the war torn desert nation of Djibouti, Africa. When Faith announces that she's moving there with him, Hope intervenes by taking her sister on a camping trip. At the same time, Edwin, Hayley's "boyfriend" is jealous of her crush on Kenny.

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Episode 16

Charley's Baseball

Justin accidentaly destroys Charley's most prized possession- a baseball autographed by Roger Clemens. This leaves Hope and Faith to replace it. Hearing that he will be in Ohio for a charity game, the women masquerade as locker room reporters. When a security guard chases them, they end up hiding in the team's hottub. Meanwhile, Haley leads a protest against the cutting down of the tree that holds her treehouse.

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Episode 17

Prom and Circumstance (Almost Paradise)

Hope and Faith try to help Sydney, which results in the damaging of Charley's vintage convertable. In order to get the repair done before Charley notices, the girls must go to the prom with the mechanics, who also happen to have been classmates of theirs with unrequited love. There's one catch: the guys are trapped in the year 1985 and it becomes the date from hell.

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Episode 18

Jury Duty

Hope gets selected for jury duty, which leaves Faith to try and get picked, also. She thinks of it as another audition. Only Hope is selected, causing Faith to turn the whole trial into a big circus, especially when she plays the toughest role of all: a Judge.

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Episode 19

Faith's Maid

Olga, Faith's former maid, comes to move in with the family. Hope fires her, but Olga misunderstands and invites her pregnant daughter to join them. Soon, their efforts to find new jobs ends up with Hope and Faith working at a club Charley wants to join.

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Episode 20

Hope Gets a Job

Hope gets a job as a newspaper columnist at a local paper. One day, Faith tags along and automatically also gets a column. To shut Faith up, Hope agrees to a harmless office prank. Is it really harmless? Meanwhile, Sydney tries to cook in conjunction with the Great American Bakesale.

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Episode 21

Faith's Husband

Tom Arnold guest stars as Bob Thompson, the one man who has broken Faith's heart. The two were married but never divorced. When Bob parks his RV in the driveway, an argument about finalizing their it turns passionate and Faith moves in.

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Episode 22

Jack's Back

Jack returns to be comforted by his daughters after being jilted by his fiancee. Faith tries to set him up with her friend Mandi's mother, but he falls for Mandi instead. When Mandi refuses to end the relationship, Faith tries to teach her a lesson by going out with her father.

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Episode 23

Trade Show

Faith's obsession for watching old episodes of her soap opera lead to her replacement (Rebecca Budig) and her love interest, Devon (Cameron Mathison), making fun of her on-air. Fed up with this, Charley insists she contributes to the household and makes her find a job. Hope takes her to Irv Miller (Dominic Chianese), a cheesy talent agent who immediately books her to model in a trade show. It, though, is not the "fan fest Faith imagined." Meanwhile, Hailey and Sidney hatch a scheme for Mother's Day. It is the bombshell at the end of the episode, however, that changes Faith's life (and sets us up for the season finale).

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Episode 24

Daytime Emmys (1)

Faith and her co-stars from the soap are nominated for a Daytime Emmy and flies to New York City with the family for the ceremony. Her mentor, Jacqueline Karr (Susan Lucci) and ex producer Laura Levisetti (Susan Flannery) reveal a secret plan to replace bring her back to replace her replacement, played by Rebecca Budig. Jacqueline and Laura also have a plan in mind for her return...........Meanwhile, Hope, Charley, and the kids rub elbows with the stars.

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Episode 25

Daytime Emmys (2)

Faith and her co-stars from the soap are nominated for a Daytime Emmy and flies to New York City with the family for the ceremony. Her mentor, Jacqueline Karr (Susan Lucci) and ex producer Laura Levisetti (Susan Flannery) reveal a secret plan to replace bring her back to replace her replacement, played by Rebecca Budig. Jacqueline and Laura also have a plan in mind for her return...........Meanwhile, Hope, Charley, and the kids rub elbows with the stars.