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2 Jan. 1985
Me and Eleanor
Tootie portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in a play.
9 Jan. 1985
Working It Out
Mrs. Garrett worries about Blair's constant dating.
16 Jan. 1985
When they find an obituary for a man they worked with one summer at a resort in the Poconos, Natalie and Tootie recount the experience to Andy.
23 Jan. 1985
Two Guys from Appleton
When her high school sweetheart from Appleton, Wisconsin arrives in town, Mrs. Garrett apologizes for dumping him years before. They begin to rekindle their romance, but the girls fear they are moving too fast when they announce a wedding.
30 Jan. 1985
With a Little Help from My Friends
Blair's plans for a date with her boyfriend keep getting delayed by excuses that he has to wait for a "friend" who Jo fears is the campus drug dealer.
13 Feb. 1985
Gone with the Wind: Part 1
The girls spend spring break in Florida when a hurricane hits.
20 Feb. 1985
Gone with the Wind: Part 2
While in Florida on spring break, Blair falls in love. She is headed for a 2-year job in Alaska and she needs to decide what to do.
27 Feb. 1985
Man in the Attic
Kevin moves into the attic and quickly becomes a nuisance to the girls.
13 Mar. 1985
The Last Drive-In
The girls write a petition to save a dilapidated drive-in movie theater but find little interest from anyone else..
20 Mar. 1985
Blair's mother and Jo's father go out on a date.
27 Mar. 1985
It's Lonely at the Top
While Mrs. Garrett is away, Blair takes charge of the shop, but the other girls desert her when she decides to stay open late to compete with another eatery.
8 May 1985
Bus Stop
When Natalie graduates from Eastland, she shocks her mother and her friends by deciding not to go to college.
15 May 1985
The Interview Show
Mrs. Garrett and the girls are interviewed for a documentary about Eastland Academy.
14 Sep. 1985
Out of the Fire...
Mrs. Garrett and the girls return home from summer vacation to find that their home and business have been destroyed by a fire.
21 Sep. 1985
Into the Frying Pan
Mrs. Garrett and the girls decide to rebuild their store into an update version of a 1950s malt shop. Mrs. Garrett hires a good-looking young carpenter, named George Burnett, to help out, but who causes more of a distraction to the rest of the ladies.
28 Sep. 1985
Grand Opening
Mrs. Garrett and the girls open a novelty shop called "Over Our Heads."
5 Oct. 1985
Teacher, Teacher
Jo works as a substitute teacher at an elementary school.
19 Oct. 1985
Men for All Seasons
The store gets into hot water with Langley officials for carrying a beefcake poster featuring the men's swimming team.
26 Oct. 1985
A New Life
Monica reveals to Blair that she is pregnant by her soon-to-be-ex-husband.
2 Nov. 1985
The girls go to an audition to perform as backup singers for El DeBarge.
9 Nov. 1985
Come Back to the Truck Stop, Natalie Green, Natalie Green
Natalie is in a truck stop diner in Pennsylvania where she writes a story, relating the characters in it to the people in her own life.
16 Nov. 1985
Born Too Late
Tootie helps Andy prepare for an audition for a play.
23 Nov. 1985
3, 2, 1
Jo handcuffs herself to Blair, who has to anchor the Langley TV station's newscast.
30 Nov. 1985
We Get Letters
An old friend of Mrs. Garrett's comes for a visit and accuses her of having an affair with her deceased husband after finding 15 years worth of letters they exchanged.
7 Dec. 1985
Ballroom Dance
Jo,hesitantly,takes up ballroom dancing. Discovering,to her surprise,that she likes it more than she thought she would but seemingly shrugging it off when her friends ask about her interest in it. Quote: "I'm just doing it for exercise".
14 Dec. 1985
Christmas Baby
Blair's mother goes into labor on Christmas Eve.
21 Dec. 1985
Tootie Drives
Mrs. Garrett tutors Tootie for a driving test.

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