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Season 2

28 Sep. 1983
Tender Is the Knight
Alex must contend with a childhood sweetheart staying at the house who is unlike any girl he's met--or liked--before.
 
12 Oct. 1983
The Homecoming
Mallory's boyfriend Jeff returns to Columbus and confesses to Alex he hates Princeton and is willing to do anything to get out of it--even ask Mallory to go steady with him.
 
19 Oct. 1983
The Harder They Fall
Teacher/parent interviews at Alex and Mallory's school become interesting when both Steven and Elyse contend with a rude, insufferable teacher.
 
26 Oct. 1983
This Year's Model
Mallory enters herself and Elyse in a Mother/Daughter Modeling contest but ends up regretting it when they win and Elyse steals her thunder.
 
2 Nov. 1983
Not an Affair to Remember
Steven faces temptation at work when his new production assistant takes a liking to him.
 
9 Nov. 1983
Speed Trap
Alex turns to amphetamines to get through a particularly stressful period of exams and scholarship applications.
 
16 Nov. 1983
Sweet Lorraine
Working at the school radio station Alex sets himself up a blind date with a fellow music enthusiast. This date ends up being the 39-year-old Lorraine. The two enjoy themselves as their relationship blossoms, but Alex's parents have problems with the age difference between the two.
 
30 Nov. 1983
Batter Up
When the pitcher drops out of Jennifer's softball team, Jennifer asks Arlene to be on the team. Arlene is not a sports person, and is unaware that she is only needed to fill the team with another player so as to not forfeit.
 
14 Dec. 1983
A Keaton Christmas Carol
With Christmas just around the corner. Alex finds himself lacking holiday spirit as the rest of the Keaton clan prepares for the celebration. On Christmas Eve Alex is visited in a dream by ghostly messengers who give him a view of his past and future Christmases along with a different perception of the holiday.
 
21 Dec. 1983
To Snatch a Keith
Steven & Elyse play mediator between a friend and his ex-wife. Steven & Elyse argue each others sides and begin their own arguments. The mediation does not work, but Steven & Elyse realize they need to always keep their marriage fresh.
 
5 Jan. 1984
Birthday Boy
Because dad Steven has to be in Washington for PBS on the day of Alex's 18th birthday, ma throws him a surprise party a few days early. On his big day, Alex fails to 'pass on putting out the trash to the younger generation' and declines a restaurant dinner because he planned with his mates Neil and Doug to attend Camelot Inn in West Virginia, where 18 is legal majority. Elyse blatantly forbids it, and when Alex's mates' taunting lures him along anyway -pretending to be pilots, about to invade Canada- she goes get him back right there, publicly. Alex is beyond furious ...
 
12 Jan. 1984
Go Tigers
Alex decides to apply at the college where Mallory's ex Jeff is. So when he goes for his interview she decides to go with him so that she could see Jeff. When she sees him she finds him with another girl. After seeing him she goes looking for Alex so that they could leave but Alex is having his interview with the Dean which she can't help but disrupt.
 
19 Jan. 1984
'M' Is for the Many Things
Alex is placed in charge of his high school's class souvenirs for graduation. He wants to turn it into a millionaire making project. Elyse is upset when her not-yet-divorced mother starts enjoying the prospect of being single.
 
26 Jan. 1984
Say Uncle
Uncle Ned pays the Keatons a visit. However, it becomes quickly evident to Alex that Ned has developed a drinking problem. Alex tries to convince his reluctant family of Ned's addiction before it's too late.
 
2 Feb. 1984
Ladies' Man
Alex pretends to be a feminist to impress a girl he likes.
 
9 Feb. 1984
Ready or Not
Mallory considers taking a big step in her relationship with her boyfriend, Rick.
 
16 Feb. 1984
Double Date
Alex finds himself with two dates to his senior prom, and devises a plan to take them both.
 
23 Feb. 1984
Lady Sings the Blues
Elyse tries to revive her performances practiced as a college folk singer with mixed results while Alex and Stephen are traumatized by Mallory's driving lessons.
 
8 Mar. 1984
Baby Boy Doe
Skippy finds out he is adopted, and decides to meet his birth mother.
 
15 Mar. 1984
The Graduate
Alex is upset his girlfriend is class valedictorian instead of him. He thinks the man should be the superior one in the relationship. His attitude affects his relationship. His father helps him realize relationships are not competition.
 
3 May 1984
Diary of a Young Girl
Jennifer is in the hospital to have her tonsils taken out and is worried she will not survive. Awaiting the surgery, she writes down her thoughts and memories of her family.
 
10 May 1984
Working at It
Elyse gets a new job as an architecture. Nervous with her first project, not knowing how to use a computer, she over-plans and ends up quitting. Her boss reviews her plans she left behind, finds the right plan, and rehires Elyse.
 

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