"Fathers and Sons"
Season 1, Episode 6
Air date October 17, 1994
Written by Christopher Keyser & Amy Lippman
Directed by Ellen S. Pressman
Episode Guide
All's Fair
Much Ado
Fathers and Sons is the sixth episode of the first season of the Fox original series Party of Five. It aired on October 17, 1994 on Fox.


Kirsten finds out about Rebecca and breaks up with Charlie. Charlie sees Julia at the club and assumes that she is there partying. Claudia becomes jealous of Bailey's new relationship with Kate and gives Kate the wrong message so that she'd miss a date with Bailey. Owen is rushed to the hospital.

Cast and charactersEdit


  • Scott Wolf as Bailey Salinger
  • Matthew Fox as Charlie Salinger
  • Neve Campbell as Julia Salinger
  • Lacey Chabert as Claudia Salinger
  • Paula Devicq as Kirsten Bennett
  • Scott Grimes as Will McCorkle

Recurring rolesEdit

  • Mitchell Anderson as Ross Werkman
  • Jennifer Blanc as Kate Bishop
  • Taylor Porter as Owen Salinger
  • Brandon Porter as Owen Salinger

Guest starringEdit

  • Christa Miller-Lawrence as Theresa
  • Zachary Throne as Danny
  • Jane Lynch as Dr. Pennant
  • Darin Heames as Martin
  • Marie Barrientos as Clerk
  • Cynthia Avila as Nurse
  • Cynthia Lynch as Nicole
  • Ingo Neuhaus as Bouncer


Claudia: Look, I know why you're here. You think I should go to the hospital.

Bailey: No, I just--

Claudia: But I'm not going to go. I can't.

Bailey: Yeah, I know. I know what you're talking about, Claud. We all are.