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1981

7 Jan. 1981
Teenage Marriage: Part 1
Jo's boyfriend Eddie goes AWOL from his Naval base in Chicago to propose marriage.
 
14 Jan. 1981
Teenage Marriage: Part 2
Mrs. Garrett tries to stop Jo and Eddie from driving to West Virginia to get married.
 
21 Jan. 1981
Gossip
Tootie's gossiping causes a rift between Blair, Jo, and Nancy, and almost costs Mrs. Garrett her job.
 
28 Jan. 1981
Breaking Point
Blair gets involved in a tough campaign for class president but things take a serious turn when one of the girls commits suicide.
 
4 Feb. 1981
Sex Symbol
A boy with whom Natalie studies spreads rumors about their friendship that damage her reputation while supposedly helping his own.
 
25 Feb. 1981
The Secret
Jo is up for the Best New Student of the Year award, but her joy is dampened by a letter from her father. She never told anyone that he is in the State Penitentiary for burgling the warehouse where he once worked.
 
4 Mar. 1981
Bought and Sold
Blair is selling Countess Calvert cosmetics, and she uses Natalie as a model.
 
11 Mar. 1981
Pretty Babies
Tootie is lured into doing a photo shoot for a child pornographer.
 
18 Mar. 1981
Free Spirit
Mrs. Garrett's son Alex visits her at Eastland. Natalie is impressed by his claims of having played on several recording sessions for popular musicians, but Blair doesn't trust him.
 
25 Mar. 1981
Brian and Sylvia
Tootie's uncle Brian and aunt Sylvia are a mixed couple -- he's white and she's black. When Tootie and Natalie visit them in Buffalo, Sylvia receives a job offer in New York City.
 
28 Oct. 1981
Growing Pains
Blair brings home a bottle of a fine European wine, and Tootie drinks it to show how "adult" she is.
 
4 Nov. 1981
Fear Strikes Back
Natalie withdraws from her life after an attempted sexual assault.
 
11 Nov. 1981
A Baby in the House
Blair's friend Allison disappears after visiting, leaving her baby in the girls' care.
 
18 Nov. 1981
A Friend in Deed
Blair's mother arrives on a surprise visit and Blair is ecstatic until dire news is revealed about her mother's health.
 
25 Nov. 1981
Front Page
In an article for the school newspaper Jo reports that her journalism teacher, Mr. Gideon, whom she thinks dislikes her, was arrested in a cocaine raid.
 
2 Dec. 1981
Give and Take
Mrs. Garrett must take a second job at the Howard Johnson's when she loses her pension. This takes a toll on her mood and her Eastland work, so she must choose between the two.
 
9 Dec. 1981
Sweet Sorrow
Jo's boyfriend Eddie returns just as she is partnered with another boy, Bob, in a marriage study group. Jo soon starts to take more of an interest in him beyond their studies, but this bothers her because of her loyalty to Eddie.
 
16 Dec. 1981
From Russia with Love
Natalie's Grandma Mona, a Russian Jewish immigrant, comes to visit her.
 
23 Dec. 1981
Dear Me
Tootie wants to impress the older girls who are going on a camping trip with some boys from Bates. She types a phony love letter from a camp counselor at the summer camp she attended.
 
30 Dec. 1981
Cousin Geri Returns
Mr. Palmer, the French teacher, asks Geri out on a date. She seems to be having a good time, but Blair believes the man has an ulterior motive for taking her cousin out.
 

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