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6 Jan. 1982
Blair learns that her late grandfather, whom she idealized, was a supporter and benefactor of the Ku Klux Klan.
13 Jan. 1982
Green-Eyed Monster
When Tootie beats Natalie for the lead role in the school play, a rift grows between the two of them.
20 Jan. 1982
The Americanization of Miko
A Japanese student's father objects to her daughter's adoption of Western cultural values.
27 Jan. 1982
The Marriage Brokers
Blair goes on a double date with Mrs. Garrett and her longtime friend Ernest Melbourne, worrying that the two of them might get married.
3 Feb. 1982
Tootie, is fan club president, for pop star Jermaine Jackson. Jo, on the other hand, was preparing for a fundraiser, which was on the same night, of the concert. Blair, however, turned down a date for the fundraiser. Tootie, tearfully begs Mrs. Garrett, to take her to the concert.
10 Feb. 1982
The Four Musketeers
The girls start to become annoyed by each other's little personality quirks. When Mrs. Garrett tells them they've paid off their damages to the school van, they decide to go their separate ways.
17 Feb. 1982
The Affair
Mrs. Garrett and the girls spend an afternoon in New York City, where they go to Pagliacci's, a high-profile Italian restaurant. Natalie is devastated when she sees her father kissing another woman across the dining room.
24 Feb. 1982
Even though her parents refused to give her permission to go with Mrs. Garrett and the older girls, Tootie runs away to New York to meet up with them. There, she meets a teenage prostitute who tries to recruit her into her line of work.
3 Mar. 1982
New York, New York
Blair and Jo go to visit old friends in New York, where they find that things have changed considerably.
17 Mar. 1982
Kids Can Be Cruel
During the preparations for a box lunch charity auction, the girls are gazing over an Eastland/Bates "Slam Book", in which those writing the comments are identified by numbers instead of names. Mrs. Garrett is horrified by the cruel comments in there. When Blair reveals to one of the Bates boys that Natalie is number 10, Natalie gets her revenge by telling a Bates boy named Carl Price, whom the other boys tease because of his severe acne, which of the box lunches belongs to Blair.
24 Mar. 1982
Mind Your Own Business
Natalie institutes nine rules of privacy after she learns that Blair looked in her diary.
31 Mar. 1982
The Academy
The girls go to a school dance with boys from nearby Stone Military Academy.
14 Apr. 1982
Jo's Cousin
Jo visits her relatives in New Jersey, where her tomboyish 14-year-old cousin Terry puts on a dress and makeup to impress a boy.
5 May 1982
Read No Evil
When the school library institutes a censorship policy, Natalie is bounced from the school paper for speaking out against it, and Mrs. Garrett is asked by Mr. Parker not to comment on the issue.
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.

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