Joe makes a music room in the attic for Helen. He moves a piece of luggage out for Brian, who discovers a secret note from their deceased father and key for a lock box. The duo set out on another finder's keepers quest, just like they did eight years earlier. They enlist Faye, Antonio and Casey on their quest, which takes them to Boston, New York, and eventually back to Nantucket, only to find another suitcase in the airport locker, right next to the one from eight years before. Helen plays for another symphony and gets turned down again.
Did You Know?
The producers asked Thomas Haden Church to make a cameo appearance, but he declined the offer. Thomas Haden Church was in the audience for the taping of this episode (as well as its conclusion). The original opening sequence from the show's first couple of years is reinstated in this episode, and is changed to reflect Tony Shaloub's addition to the cast. 1st part of the Hour-Long Series Finale See more
When Antonio is driving Joe, Brian and Helen to the beach, his cab clearly has no windshield. Also, while the three are whispering in the backseat, he looks at them in a rear view mirror which isn't even there. See more
Originally broadcast with "Final Approach: Part 2" as a one-hour episode. Original network version features the original opening credit sequence as used through the first two seasons and the first half of season three. Syndicated repeats feature the episode in two parts, and use the regular opening credits as used through the remainder of the season. See more