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Episode List


Season 4

29 Sep. 1982
Ain't Miss Beholden
Due to budget cuts at Eastland, Jo will lose her scholarship. With a deadline to find another at the end of the week, she is excited to find the one for which she qualifies--until she discovers that it's funded by Blair's family.
6 Oct. 1982
The Source
Natalie fabricates a story about an unnamed Eastland student who had an abortion.
27 Oct. 1982
The Sound of Silence
Tootie refuses to believe she is suffering from hearing loss until she is in an accident.
3 Nov. 1982
The Oldest Living Graduate
Eastland's oldest living graduate returns to the school.
10 Nov. 1982
Different Drummer
Blair befriends a mentally handicapped artist.
17 Nov. 1982
Dearest Mommie
Natalie finally uncovers the name of her biological mother.
24 Nov. 1982
A Woman's Place
While working at a garage, Jo receives a promotion after impressing her boss. However, this causes a rift between her and Doug, her boyfriend and coworker.
1 Dec. 1982
Daddy's Girl
When an IRS agent pays her a visit, Blair discovers that her father has been using her for a string of potentially illegal tax dodges.
8 Dec. 1982
The Big Fight
Natalie covers a boxing match at Bates Academy, the nearby boys' school, for the school paper.
15 Dec. 1982
For the Asking
Natalie refuses to go to the Sadie Hawkins Day dance.
22 Dec. 1982
September Song
Mrs. Garrett receives a marriage proposal from her elderly boyfriend.
5 Jan. 1983
A Royal Pain
An obnoxious young heiress enrolls at Eastland.
12 Jan. 1983
Magnificent Obsession
Jo is concerned by Blair's infatuation with a boy who treats her poorly.
19 Jan. 1983
Under Pressure
When Mrs. Garrett learns she has high blood pressure, the girls try to protect her from stress.
26 Jan. 1983
Teacher's Pet
Jo learns that her favorite teacher is terminally ill.
9 Feb. 1983
Let's Party
Tootie defends her brother Marshall after he drives the girls home from a party after having five beers.
16 Feb. 1983
Best Sister: Part 1
Blair's sister Meg, a nun, inspires Jo.
23 Feb. 1983
Best Sister: Part 2
Blair belittles Jo for wanting to become a nun.
9 Mar. 1983
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Mrs. Garrett's cooking instructor from Paris visits Eastland. Meanwhile, the girls try to deal with a squirrel who got into their bedroom.
30 Mar. 1983
Who's on First
When Natalie starts spending all her free time with a boy she likes, Tootie gets so jealous that when she picks up a call from him about their upcoming study date, she lies to Natalie and tells her that he canceled it.
6 Apr. 1983
Help from Home
Both Blair and Jo are accepted to the prestigious Langley College, however Jo decides she's not going because of the cost and the financial burden it would put on her mother, who is already working multiple jobs just to put Jo through Eastland. Her mother and father, however, are adamant about her attending. Their assertion is that they will somehow come up with the money because Jo's future is their most valuable asset.
27 Apr. 1983
Take My Finals, Please
The girls study for final exams together for the very last time.
4 May 1983
Graduation: Part 1
In the days leading up to graduation, Mrs. Garrett becomes overworked because Mr. Parker has put her in charge of the entire ceremony, while Tootie worries whether she'll see Blair and Jo again. Meanwhile, Jo, who has to give the class valediction, is under additional pressure because of her parents' fighting, while Blair's father is unable to come to the ceremony, making her mother angry.
4 May 1983
Graduation: Part 2
Before Jo and Blair graduate, Tootie and Natalie want to preserve as much time with them as possible, still fearing they'll never be together again. Meanwhile Jo's father tries to mend a rift with his mother.

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