Party of Five: Season 3


# Air Date Title
1 Aug 21

Summer Fun, Summer Not

Bailey and Will plan a trip to Mexico, and the girls want to go too. The car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and later the car is stolen. Bailey and Will end up having a f…

2 Aug 28

Going, Going, Gone

Will is leaving for college and his new roommate comes from Seattle so they can go together. He’s a freak, but Will has to be nice to him – after all they’re…

3 Sep 04

Short Cuts

Bailey meets a guy at his first day of college. This guy convinces Bailey to take easy classes so he can take good grades and have time to have fun. Bailey faces a very difficu…

4 Sep 11

Deal With It

Kristen is getting more and more depressed, and not even a job as Salinger’s hostess makes her feel better. Charlie tries to help her as much as he can, but nothing seems…

5 Sep 18

Mixed Signals

Julia moves into the attic now that Bailey is living with Callie. Cooper wants to sleep with Julia, but she’s not ready yet, so he threats to break up. She decides to sle…

6 Sep 25

Going Home

Kristen’s parents arrive and Charlie gets furious with Claudia for calling them. Gene keeps blaming Charlie for her condition and threats to sue him. Ellie can’t in…

7 Oct 30

Personal Demons

Charlie is angry because Kristen is gone. Grace comes into the restaurant looking for support in her homeless program. She wants the leftovers from Salinger’s, but Charli…

8 Nov 06

Not So Fast

Julia meets a Stansford teacher who is also a writer. They become friends and she gets inspired to write. She asks for his opinion and he tells her that she’s not good. S…

9 Nov 13

Gimme Shelter

Charlie has a slogan contest at Salinger’s and the winner wants to bring homeless people to have dinner at the restaurant. Charlie has to kick them out so his clients won…

10 Nov 20

Close to You

Bailey saves Callie from being raped. She is scared of going out of the house and Sarah tries to be her friend and wonders why she doesn’t have many female friends. Charl…

11 Nov 27

I Do

Joe is getting married, which reminds Charlie of his own wedding. If he and Kristen got married, they would be celebrating their first anniversary. Charlie asks Grace to the we…

12 Dec 11

Desperate Measures

Charlie decides to go to Chicago to see Kristen and leaves Julia in charge. Kristen is very happy to see him, although Ellie is not. She tells him that she wants to run away to…

13 Dec 18


It’s Christmas. Jake comes back. Charlie decides to get rid of all Kristen’s stuff left so he can finally move on with his life. He tries to help a homeless man at…

14 Jan 08

Life's Too Short

Libby, Julia’s old friend, killed herself. Justin and Julia feel like if they paid more attention to her she would be alive. Her death makes everybody wonder what they ar…

15 Jan 15

Significant Others

Bailey is very excited with wrestling and wants to tryout for All Stars. Although Coach Petrocelli doesn’t think he is able, Bailey gets obsessed to win. He wants someone…

16 Jan 22

I Declare

Bailey is not doing so well in school. Callie throws a big party at their place and the landlord threats to kick them out. He is trying to stay sober, but it’s hard. Unab…

17 Jan 29

Misery Loves Company

Will surprises Bailey showing up at his place. Will thinks Bailey drinks too much, and asks Sarah what’s going on, but she doesn’t want to talk about Bailey. He tri…

18 Feb 05


Bailey is spending so much money on drinking that he can’t even afford rent. Julia wants to get Bailey and Sarah back together, but she’s still very mad at him. She…

19 Feb 12

Point of No Return

Grace’s parents are spending time with them, and Grace doesn’t like it, but Charlie does. Claudia is spending time with Avery, which makes his son jealous of her. B…

20 Feb 19


The Salinger family tries to solve Bailey’s drinking problem. Claudia calls him and tells a story about Owen falling down the stairs. Bailey rushes to the house, when Cha…

21 Feb 26

Hitting Bottom

Bailey is alone. The Salingers strategy to not speak to him doesn’t seem to be working. Bailey keeps drinking and drinking, and he misses his game. Coach Petrocelli gets…

22 Mar 05

Leap of Faith

Bailey starts to go to AA meetings, and on his first meeting he bumps into Walter Alcott, the man that killed his parents. Bailey has second thoughts about going to the meeting…

23 Mar 19

Promises, Promises

Bailey is sober for a week. Callie gets jealous because Bailey is spending much more time with Sarah than with her, so she tries to help Bailey, but she can’t. She goes t…

24 Mar 26

A Little Faith

Claudia is invited to play in L.A., and nobody can take her there, but Bailey. They go and Claudia kicks him out of the rehearsals because he is distracting her. In the hotel r…

25 Apr 02

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Sarah dumped her boyfriend. Her mom tells Bailey that she got into Brown, and Bailey gets mad at her because she is moving away, but she is going to Berkeley instead. They kiss…

About Party of Five

Nothing could be worse than the sudden death of parents. One day Nick and Diana Salinger were killed in a terrible car crash, and left their five children all alone. Charlie (Matthew Fox), the oldest, will have to step in and take care of the family, serving both as father and brother. Bailey (Scott Wolf), the middle brother, tries to keep everything under control but undergoes an alcoholism problem when he realizes he can’t do it all. Julia (Neve Campbell), a young girl who keeps jumping from one bad relationship to another. Claudia (Lacey Chabert), the youngest girl that plays the violin, who has to enter adolescence without any help of parents, and little baby Owen, who was only 6 months old when his parents died and thus will never know how it feels like to have a mother and a father. Together, they go through all sorts of problems, from handling their parents restaurant and trying to keep it running to disastrous relationships and school problems. Soon they realize that in o