Lightning triggers a massive blackout. As Gary frantically juggles running McGinty's bar and averting disaster, he gets some unexpected assistance from Marissa. Also helping out is an amiable, slightly eccentric new bartender named Patrick.
Meanwhile, a convenience-store owner finds his differences with his neighbors escalating to a potential riot during the blackout.
original airdate--September 26,1998
music--theme song "Time Has Come Today." by the Chambers Brothers composed by W.G. "Snuffy" Walden