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Season 2

31 Oct. 1980
Thick as Thieves
Benson and Kraus are taken hostage during a convenience store stickup, and it takes all of Benson's diplomacy to keep her from goading the gunmen into shooting them.
7 Nov. 1980
Benson in the Hospital
After recovering from flu symptoms, Benson collapses while talking to Kraus and is hospitalized for tests. Clayton starts looking to replace him as Head of Household Staff. A visitor hold the key to what his ailment is.
14 Nov. 1980
Fool's Gold
Benson and Kraus find a secret compartment in the mansion's fireplace hearth. Inside is a letter written by a past governor telling about a stash of gold hidden in the mansion and everyone wants it for themselves.
21 Nov. 1980
The Governor is having a $100 per plate dinner to raise money for a hospital in a third world country. Clayton puts out a memo telling the entire staff to attend in costume. Among the guests is the Ambassador of the country who is bringing The Golden Monkey which is made of solid gold and some revolutionaries wanting to steal the monkey.
28 Nov. 1980
First Lady
The Governor has a female escort for a special reception and Katie is afraid that it means that he will be getting married. The Guest of Honor for the reception owns an air conditioning company and comments on how bad the mansion's air conditioning system is. He's yet to find out who manufactured it.
12 Dec. 1980
Citizen Kraus
Kraus' aunt dies and she is given her aunt's Bavarian castle. The only catch is that in order to inherit it, she must live in it meaning she has to move to Bavaria or let it go to her cousin. Kraus decides that since she really considers the United States her country, she wants to become a US Citizen, but she fails the citizenship test.
19 Dec. 1980
Benson's Groupie
While on a Carribbean vacation, Benson meets a woman who wants to stay with him. To his dismay, she follows him back home and arrives at the mansion where she refuses to leave him.
9 Jan. 1981
In High Places
On the way to a Solar Energy Conference in Albuquerque, the pilot of the plane flying Benson, Marcie, Clayton and the Governor becomes ill and it is up to the Governor and Benson to fly the plane.
16 Jan. 1981
Old School Ties
Libby, the Governor's sister, comes for a visit. She feels that the environment in which Katie is being raised in is not good for her and tries to convince the Governor to send Katie to the same boarding school that she and the Governor went to when they were younger. That is a decision that none of the Governor's Staff wants him to make.
23 Jan. 1981
The Apartment
Benson moves into an apartment which is intended to give him a place to live on weekends so that he can get away from the mansion. As he is trying to renew and old friendship with a pretty girl, he finds that getting away from the Staff isn't as easy as he would like.
6 Feb. 1981
Big Buddy
Benson becomes the 'Big Buddy' to a nine year old boy who is hard to handle. When the boy and Katie get caught shoplifting, Benson tries to figure out why the boy is the way he is.
13 Feb. 1981
Fireside Chat
Marcy's boyfriend Dan, is the producer of the Governor's fireside chat. Just when she believes he is going to propose, he breaks up with her and wants them to reevaluate their relationship.
20 Feb. 1981
Marcy's Wedding
It's Marcy's wedding. And when her father is unable to attend, Marcy wants Benson to walk her down the aisle. But her mother prefers someone from the family.
27 Feb. 1981
Kraus is in a state: her childhood rival, whose boasting she has endured for years, is on her way to America, expecting to find the cook married to the governor.
6 Mar. 1981
No Sad Songs
Benson's mother makes an unexpected but welcome visit.
13 Mar. 1981
Clayton, Go Home
A representative from an airline which opposes a noise abatement bill attempts to bribe Clayton. When Clayton intends to testify against the airline, he begins to receive threats and break-ins.
20 Mar. 1981
Easy Kid Stuff
A neighborhood boy wanders onto the governor's property, and breaks his arm when he falls out of a tree. As the boy is missing a strong role-model in his life, Benson considers becoming a father figure to the boy.
3 Apr. 1981
Katie's school assignment is to write a paper about her family. In addition to her father, she includes Benson, Kraus, and the others whom she considers part of her family.
10 Apr. 1981
Handwriting on the Wall
Someone is sending the Governor death threats.
8 May 1981
The Governor's House Call
On his way to a Navy reunion, the Governor, along with Benson and Clayton, stop off at a bordello to visit a sick friend. When a fire breaks out across the street, they are afraid to be seen by the crowd when they exit the bordello.
15 May 1981
All Shook Up
While Benson and Clayton search for something in the storage room, an earthquake hits the area. Benson and Clayton are trapped.
22 May 1981
Gretchen chokes on a piece of food and Benson performs the Heimlich maneuver to save her.

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