I had no idea Boner was Chekov's son.
But yes, more importantly the guy was suicidal and is now missing, which is sad.
I have a special fondness for Growing Pains. In college, the other two (yes, two, it was a tiny school) printmaking majors and myself took calling each other Seaver (or Seiver, or Seever, we could never agree on the spelling and this was pre-internet). Both Seavers are still in Oregon and one has been trying to convince the other to come out with her and visit me now that we've reconnected through Facebook (normally, I loathe Facebook but this is the rare case of people from the past that I like). I don't know if I could handle a Seaver reunion with Boner missing.