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|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||24|
|Original release||September 25, 1978 –|
May 7, 1979
This is a list of episodes for the second season of Lou Grant .
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|23||1||"Pills"||Jay Sandrich||Michele Gallery||September 25, 1978||8502|
|Rossi investigates an amoral doctor who overprescribes pills for his patients, then faces a moral dilemma when he's offered stolen medical records.|
|24||2||"Prisoner"||Gene Reynolds||Seth Freeman||October 2, 1978||8501|
|Mrs. Pynchon tries to reconcile Charlie and the wife of a dictator who once had him imprisoned.|
|25||3||"Hooker"||Alexander Singer||Seth Freeman||October 16, 1978||8508|
|While investigating a prostitute's murder, Billie does a profile of a hooker (Dee Wallace) who wants out of the business.|
|26||4||"Mob"||Corey Allen||Leon Tokatyan||October 23, 1978||8505|
|As Lou makes plans for the paper's annual tennis tournament, he discovers that the resort venue is being occupied by a mob meeting.|
|27||5||"Murder"||Mel Damski||Gary David Goldberg||October 30, 1978||8504|
|Rossi's story about an old woman fighting a home invader (Jane Rose) is getting more coverage than Billie's story about a young ghetto mother's murder.|
|28||6||"Dying"||Alexander Singer||Michele Gallery||November 6, 1978||8509|
|Donovan goes into denial about his mother (Geraldine Fitzgerald)'s terminal illness and Billie does a story about it.|
|29||7||"Schools"||Burt Brinckerhoff||Gary David Goldberg||November 20, 1978||8510|
|The Tribune does a coverage about the issue of violence in an inner-city high school and Lou works to get a student from that school a scholarship. Special Appearance by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.|
|30||8||"Slaughter"||Roger Young||Bud Freeman||November 27, 1978||8503|
|While on a fishing trip with his old boss (Stephen Elliot), Lou discovers a mysterious illness plaguing a small town.|
|31||9||"Singles"||Michael Zinberg||Gina Frederica Goldman & Sally Robinson||December 4, 1978||8506|
|Rossi and Billie do a series of stories about singles in Los Angeles to make the Tribune appealing to younger readers, while Lou clashes with a newspaper consultant (Peter Donat).|
|32||10||"Babies"||Alexander Singer||David Lloyd||December 11, 1978||8512|
|Rossi and Billie pose as husband and wife in an undercover sting operation investigating a baby-selling syndicate.|
|33||11||"Conflict"||Mel Damski||Michele Gallery||December 18, 1978||8513|
|Rossi causes discord in the Tribune when he finds conflicts of interest as a newly-appointed in-house ethics czar.|
|34||12||"Denial"||Charles Dubin||Leonora Thuna||January 1, 1979||8507|
|Lou's daughter refuses to accept the fact that her son (Meeno Peluce) is deaf.|
|35||13||"Fire"||Roger Young||Seth Freeman||January 8, 1979||8514|
|The Tribune uncovers a scandal in a suburban fire department while investigating a series of apartment building fires.|
|36||14||"Vet"||Alexander Singer||Leon Tokatyan||January 15, 1979||8511|
|Lou tries to help an unemployed vet find work, while Animal deals with the fallout from his service in the Vietnam War.|
|37||15||"Scam"||Gerald Mayer||Gary David Goldberg||January 22, 1979||8515|
|Lou discovers $15,000, which becomes part of an investigation regarding the intentions of Charlie's financial advisor (John Considine).|
|38||16||"Sweep"||Charles Dubin||Steve Kline||February 5, 1979||8517|
|The Tribune does a story about illegal immigration in Los Angeles, while Lou discovers the secret of Mrs. Pynchon's college-aged niece (Maureen McCormick), whom he hires as a flunky.|
|39||17||"Samaritan"||Paul Leaf||Elliot West||February 12, 1979||8516|
|A psychopathic serial killer still on the loose gets the Tribune hopping.|
|40||18||"Hit"||Peter Levin||Michele Gallery||February 19, 1979||8519|
|Rossi gets personally involved with a woman (Allyn Ann McLerie) searching for her son's hit-and-run killer, while Lou becomes offended at the increasing violence in society.|
|41||19||"Home"||Alexander Singer||Gary David Goldberg||February 26, 1979||8520|
|Billie goes undercover to investigate a nursing home that just kicked out an old woman, while Lou interviews an involuntarily retired old man (Jack Gilford) to examine the plight of the elderly.|
|42||20||"Convention"||Charles Dubin||David Lloyd||March 5, 1979||8522|
|Lou, Charlie and Mrs. Pynchon attend a newspaper convention where a rumor spreads about a potential kidnapping, while Billie looks up an old college acquaintance who's now a suspected terrorist.|
|43||21||"Marathon"||Alexander Singer||Gene Reynolds||March 19, 1979||8518|
|As the Tribune does a story about a tunnel collapse at an excavation, Donovan considers a job offer from the governor.|
|44||22||"Bomb"||Gene Reynolds||Seth Freeman||March 26, 1979||8521|
|A group of terrorists has threatened to blow up Los Angeles with a nuclear bomb, so the Tribune races to find out who came up with the plans.|
|45||23||"Skids"||Burt Brinckerhoff||Steve Kline||April 2, 1979||8523|
|Lou reunites with his old doctor (Andrew Duggan) when the Tribune investigates the murders of alcoholic bums, while Rossi worries about his father(Al Ruscio)'s new sobriety.|
|46||24||"Romance"||Roger Young||Michele Gallery||May 7, 1979||8524|
|As Billie gets involved with a story about a high-school girl trying to get pregnant on purpose, Rossi interviews a rock star being sued for "palimony" by a figure skater and Lou talks about moving in together with his girlfriend (Frances Lee McCain).|
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