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(1979–1988)

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Season 9

26 Sep. 1987
Down and Out in Malibu: Part 1
When Jo gets a job house sitting for Richard Moll in Malibu, she tries to pass the house off as her own to the others when they come to visit.
 
3 Oct. 1987
Down and Out in Malibu: Part 2
Richard Moll has the girls put in prison when he sees what has happened to his house.
 
17 Oct. 1987
Rumor Has It
Blair starts law school. She spends a lot of time with her law professor. While the two of them are in his office talking, his wife comes in and assumes that they're "together". So word gets around about Blair and her professor. She considers dropping out.
 
24 Oct. 1987
Before the Fall
Natalie's been given an assignment to do an article on the ROTC. Natalie gets close to a cadet. Later when they get a new drill sergeant, they learn that they're going sky diving which makes Natalie nervous. She has to decide if she wants to stick with it or drop out when the cadet she got close to will.
 
7 Nov. 1987
Sweet Charity
Jo's looking for a job. She finds one at a community center but unfortunately the center is strapped financially so she's not getting paid. And she clashes with the guy who runs the center.
 
14 Nov. 1987
Up from Down Under
Pippa McKenna, a teenage girl from Eastland's Australian sister school, Colunga Academy, enrolls at Eastland.
 
21 Nov. 1987
The More the Marrier
With Tootie's boyfriend, Jeff, away she gets asked by another guy to go out on a date. At first, she doesn't want to because it might seem she's stepping out on Jeff. But Blair convinces her to. And on the night they're suppose to go out, Jeff shows up. And Natalie's boyfriend, Snake finally shows up.
 
28 Nov. 1987
A Rose by Any Other Age
Blair invites a third year male student over for a study date, but he's more interested in Beverly Ann than Blair.
 
5 Dec. 1987
Adventures in Baileysitting
Blair's baby sister Bailey gets lost while in the girls' care.
 
12 Dec. 1987
It's a Wonderful Christmas
Everybody has their own plans for Christmas and Beverly Ann feels unappreciated. During a visit with Santa, she tells him she wishes she'd never come to Peekskill. He shows her what it would have been like without her.
 
2 Jan. 1988
Golden Oldies
The girls imagine what their lives will be like 50 years into the future.
 
9 Jan. 1988
A Thousand Frowns
Jo takes Andy to the center to find a male role model. He meets Rick, but they worry that he is too irresponsible and a bad influence because he believes he'll die soon since no men in his family have made it to age 30.
 
16 Jan. 1988
Something in Common
Jo is dating Rick, when she introduces him to her father. He is not impressed by him because of his playful attitude.
 
23 Jan. 1988
Peekskill Law
Blair interns at a law firm and learns that her law professor who resigned because it was assumed that they were having an affair, works there. He asks her to help her with the case, he's working on, which is defending a man who's accused of murder. She brings him and everybody acts nervous around him. Later Blair comes up with a strategy for the trial.
 
30 Jan. 1988
A House Divided
Tootie and Natalie are excited about a dinner with Jeff and Snake, but the guys clash immediately and the evening ends early. While those two clash, Blair decides to help Jo go to court with a mechanic who didn't fix her bike properly.
 
6 Feb. 1988
The First Time
Natalie goes to bed with her boyfriend, Snake.
 
13 Feb. 1988
Let's Face the Music
A slip-up at a spa turns Jo's hair blonde and Blair's hair green, causing problems at a banquet. Meanwhile, Pippa gets kicked out of her band.
 
20 Feb. 1988
Less Than Perfect
Blair gets in a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel late at night. She is worried about how she will look after getting stitches across her forehead, so she breaks up with Casey.
 
27 Feb. 1988
Till Marriage Do Us Part
Rick shows up to play a game with a hidden question that ends up being a proposal. While Jo considers her answer, Casey admits to Blair that he doesn't believe in marriage.
 
5 Mar. 1988
Present Imperfect
Pippa and Andy throw a party while everyone else is out of the house. She puts on a necklace that Jeff gave Tootie from his grandmother. After the party, the pendant is missing.
 
12 Mar. 1988
On the Edge
Beverly Ann doesn't want Andy to get his ear pierced. A social worker, from the center where Jo works, threatens to jump from a building.
 
19 Mar. 1988
Big Apple Blues
Natalie finds an apartment in the Soho district of New York, living with several eccentric characters.
 
30 Apr. 1988
The Beginning of the End
When Blair discovers that Eastland Academy is in dire financial straits, she decides not to go to law school but buy it and save it from closing.
 
7 May 1988
The Beginning of the Beginning
When Blair decides to make some changes to Eastland to save it. Things don't get off to a good start. She also has to deal with a student who seems intent on getting kicked out. Blair tries to find out why.
 

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