The BEST episodes of Wings

Every episode of Wings ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Wings!

Two brothers, Joe and Brian Hackett, run a one-plane commuter service from a small Nantucket airport. Along with Joe's on-again/off-again girlfriend, there are more hilarious and eccentric characters who work out of or at the airport.

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Fay There, Georgy Girl
star
8.54
37 votes

#1 - Fay There, Georgy Girl

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/12/1997

After selling off the valuables of her Georges,Fay is visited by their ghosts,demanding that she buy back their items. Meanwhile,Joe's Valentine's Day efforts seem paltry to Helen compared to the man intending to propose to his beloved with a banner flying from the Sandpiper plane (problem is she's not his beloved,and she can't even stand him.) and Brian and Casey prepare to go out on a sham date.

Directors: Jeff Melman
Writer: Ken Keeler
As Fate Would Have It
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8.41
79 votes

#2 - As Fate Would Have It

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/7/1992

The gang accompanies Helen to Boston after she lands a gig with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Caught up in a heavy storm and their fate uncertain, Helen recounts the bizarre way in which they got to that point.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
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B.S., I Love You
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8.28
72 votes

#3 - B.S., I Love You

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/9/1996

Joe and Brian are thrilled at the return of Grandpa Hackett, but Helen isn't so sure he is who he claims to be. Meanwhile, Antonio refuses to continue a chain letter, which everyone else gets and passes along, and begins to suffer for it.

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Final Approach (2)
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8.03
35 votes

#4 - Final Approach (2)

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/21/1997

Joe and Brian are divided over their new-found inheritance:Joe wants to expand the business,and Brian wants the money to leave Nantucket and the tedium of his job.Joe's agony over the dissolving of the partnership is further complicated when he learns of Helen's earth shaking news:she's been invited to study cello in Vienna with the world's greatest cellist.Joe is prepared to sacrifice Sandpiper to help Helen finally live her dream.But it is Brian who makes the final sacrifice,by postponing his and Casey's move to the Carribean,in order to run Sandpiper for one year while Joe and Helen are away in Vienna.

Writer: Ian Gurvitz
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Death Becomes Him
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8.03
72 votes

#5 - Death Becomes Him

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/1995

The sad news of Richard Kingsbury's death in Miami is occasion for celebration at Sandpiper, as Kingbury's oldest daughter hires the Hackett's to bring the body back to Nantucket for the Memorial. But the brother's fly the wrong body back to the island, and it's up to Joe to impersonate the late Kingsbury at the funeral.

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Joe Blows (2)
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8.00
46 votes

#6 - Joe Blows (2)

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/11/1993

With Joe MIA, the burden of running Sandpiper Air falls all on Brian. As he struggles to keep things in the air, he gets a clue to where Joe ran off to.

Writer: Ian Gurvitz
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Just Call Me Angel
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8.00
39 votes

#7 - Just Call Me Angel

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/5/1997

On their way home from Las Vegas,Joe has a bad case of food poisoning and is soon helpless in the airliner's bathroom.Where he is soon followed by the plains pilots.Leaving the job of hero to be played by Brian who safely lands the plane and becomes an instant celebrity. Joe tries to deal with Brian's newfound celebrity and all the grief he's getting from Helen over his "Men's travel bag",but Brian's celebrity is short lived and he soon is back at Sandpiper asking for his old job back once again.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Porno for Pyros
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8.00
41 votes

#8 - Porno for Pyros

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/1996

After Joe and Helen burn down Brian's house,he's expecting a big check,much like the one Joe and Helen got,but the gutting of the old Hackett house is cause for an appearance by an insurance investigator,who has serious doubt about the legitimacy of the two claims in the last year.Until she and Antonio's wild night of passion sparks a blaze at the local hotel and that convinces her the cases are Legit.

Directors: Jeff Melman
Writer: Ian Gurvitz
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Hooker, Line and Sinker
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8.00
73 votes

#9 - Hooker, Line and Sinker

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/7/1995

To lift Antonio's spirits after he's dumped by the "Big Faced Girl," Joe and Brian set him up with a girl at the Club Car only to discover later that she's a very expensive hooker.

Directors: Rick Beren
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Say Uncle, Carlton
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8.00
44 votes

#10 - Say Uncle, Carlton

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/3/1994

To help pay off his new used cab, Antonio gets a job as a chauffeur for Carlton Blanchard. Things get even worse when Carlton's equally annoying nephew Lewis arrives on Nantucket to attend Carlton's Retired Businessman of the Year banquet.

Directors: Peter Bonerz
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When a Man Loves a Donut
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8.00
44 votes

#11 - When a Man Loves a Donut

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/28/1995

Spurned by Joe (who's too busy with his new wife to spend time with him), Brian turns to food, but ends up trying to deal with his problems at a meeting of the "Eat-A-Holics." Meanwhile, Antonio tries to get used to tight shoes, after he pays $200 for them, and Casey gets hired by the Nantucket Tourism Board.

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Burnin' Down the House (2)
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7.99
74 votes

#12 - Burnin' Down the House (2)

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/26/1995

When digging through the rubble of Helen's home, Brian and casey unearth a suitcase and photgraph that had been the hackett brother's only inheritance from their late father. Brian's attempts to remind Joe of that fail,but Joe later sees a vision of his late father and forgives Brian. Meanwhile,Antonio executes his revenge on Brian and Casey and Helen takes out her anger on Casey's clothes.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Burnin' Down the House (1)
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7.99
72 votes

#13 - Burnin' Down the House (1)

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/1995

Joe and Helen return from their honeymoon in Jamaica to recieve bad news; a night of passion between Brian and Casey in Helen's house results in a devastating fire. That Leaves Brian kicked out of the house and Sandpiper by Joe.

Directors: Jeff Melman
Writer: Ian Gurvitz
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Stew in a Stew
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7.98
50 votes

#14 - Stew in a Stew

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/23/1992

Fay is understanding when Joe tells her he won't be able to give her a raise but when she sees the brothers gloating over a pair of new leather flight jackets, she is outraged and quits.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writer: David Angell
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Miss Jenkins
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7.98
47 votes

#15 - Miss Jenkins

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/15/1994

Joe, Brian, Helen, and Lowell struggle with the return of their 9th grade English teacher on whom the boys had a serious crush. Meanwhile, Roy is dubious about why a "Simon Says" expert wants to marry his mother.

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Is That a Ten-Foot Sandwich or Are You Just Glad to See Me?
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7.98
46 votes

#16 - Is That a Ten-Foot Sandwich or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/1/1994

Brian and Casey decide to throw Joe and Helen with a surprise engagement party as a way to apologize for not giving them some much needed time alone.

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Sons and Lovers
star
7.98
42 votes

#17 - Sons and Lovers

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/16/1996

It's Roy's 12th birthday (he was born on a leap year), and Helen contacts Roy's son R.J. and convinces him to come back to Nantucket for the party. But the initial reconciliation is dashed when R.J. brings his significant other to the party. Meanwhile, Brian helps Antonio out by driving the cab while Antonio waits for his driver's license.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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2 Good 2 B 4 Gotten
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7.96
77 votes

#18 - 2 Good 2 B 4 Gotten

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/18/1993

When news arrives that Sandy Cooper is returning to Nantucket, Joe fears her high school obsession with him will return but the others think he's imagining things. Meanwhile, Antonio tries to raise money to send to his family and Roy is worried about a visit from his cranky mother.

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Exit Laughing
star
7.96
49 votes

#19 - Exit Laughing

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/7/1993

Helen dates a guy with an annoying laugh. Antonio has trouble with his jerk neighbor.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
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The Person Formerly Known as Lowell
star
7.96
49 votes

#20 - The Person Formerly Known as Lowell

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/31/1995

Back from vacation, Lowell goes out for a meal of hot wings with Antonio and lands in hot water when he witnesses a mob hit. After he is threatened by the gangster's lawyer, he decides to join the Witness Protection Program and leave Nantucket forever.

Directors: Jeff Melman
Writer: Mark Reisman
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The Love Life and Times of Joe and Helen
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7.96
70 votes

#21 - The Love Life and Times of Joe and Helen

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/4/1995

Brian makes a video diary of Joe and Helen's relationship for them as a wedding gift.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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It May Have Happened One Night
star
7.96
45 votes

#22 - It May Have Happened One Night

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/3/1992

After having a few drinks, Alex asks Joe to drive her home and when he arrives late the next day everyone assumes that they spent the night together.

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Ms. Write
star
7.95
37 votes

#23 - Ms. Write

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/19/1997

Brian falls for "R",after reading her love letters,mistakenly sent to a former occupant of the house. Meanwhile,Joe and Helen ask Antonio to install a new security system in their house.

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Nuptials Off
star
7.94
71 votes

#24 - Nuptials Off

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/9/1995

Helen is in desperate need of Roy's help when she discovers that she and Antonio are still married.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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This Old House
star
7.94
50 votes

#25 - This Old House

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/30/1992

The news that the Hacketts' old house has been condemned due to storm damage has the two brothers reminiscing about their childhoods.

Directors: Andy Ackerman
Writer: David Lloyd
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