Boston Public Pearl, 8.30pm Winslow High School is up in arms over the discharge of teacher Kevin Riley (Thomas McCarthy). When Harper (Chi McBride, above right) arrives for work in the morning, he finds Guber (Anthony Heald, above left) waiting for him. Guber explains that six teachers have quit their jobs in protest over Riley's dismissal. With six positions to fill Harper desperately juggles his remaining staff in order to prevent chaos. Senate (Nicky Katt) approaches him and suggests he hire a friend named Raymond Nunn, who he admits is something of a loose cannon. But Nunn turns down the job and upsets Lauren (Jessalyn Gilsig, above centre) as she feels that if Senate was serious about her his friends would know who she was. Meanwhile, Guber has won the chance to conduct the famous orchestra The Boston Pops. He asks Marylin (Sharon Leal) for the opportunity to practise on the school orchestra before his big night and she reluctantly agrees. Lauren warns her that Gruber often misinterprets kindness for sexual desire.