"The Boarder"
Season 5, Episode 18
Number (#103) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date December 22, 1977
Air date: February 6, 1978
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Don Segall
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 518
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Cast Information
Starring: Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Johnny Brown
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Taurean Blacque
Gammy Burdett
Dianne Dixon
B.J. Douglas
Rozelle Gayle
Hank Rolike
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The Boarder is the eighteenth episode of Season 5 of Good Times, and also the 103rd series episode overall. Written by Don Segall, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, first airing on February 6, 1978.


The Evanses get a boarder to help pay the rent. But he's hiding a small secret: he's a witness to a crime and is currently in police protection.


JJ decides to rent out a room in their apartment for the extra money. They then find out the man is a witness to a crime and a hit-man might be looking for him.

Plot summaryEdit

Hoping to alleviate the monthly rent problem, J.J. (Jimmie Walker) opens the doors of the Evans apartment to a boarder. Little does J.J. realize that the new tenant is in protective police custody. But this state of affairs becomes painfully evident when the Evans family find themselves in the cross hairs of a likely syndicate hit.

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