Cheers: Season 3, Episode 20

If Ever I Would Leave You (28 Feb. 1985)

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After Loretta dumps Nick, he performs odd jobs around the bar for Sam in an effort to try to win Carla back.

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Loretta has left Nick to pursue a singing career. What's worse for Nick is that Loretta gets everything in a divorce based on their prenuptial agreement. As soon as Carla sees him, she knows that Loretta's dumped him. Nick asks Carla for a second chance, not only for herself but also for the kids. Carla rebukes him, as does everyone else in the bar... that is, except Sam. Nick begs Sam for a job doing odd jobs around the bar, and Sam ultimately relents. After three weeks of working at the bar, everyone thinks that Nick is making a real effort to turn his life around, everyone but Carla. Sam and Diane suggest to her that he may be worth giving another chance, but Carla's not too sure. Even after Carla witnesses Nick's harsh reaction to Loretta when she comes into the bar, she's not too sure. Even after she and Nick go off and do family things together, she's not too sure. She just doesn't believe he'd stay with her if Loretta wanted him back. She tests him by calling him pretending to ... Written by Huggo

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The title is the title of a song from the Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot" originally sung by Robert Goulet. "Camelot" was originally performed on Broadway, opened at the Majestic Theater in New York on Dec. 3, 1960 and ran for 873 performances. See more »

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Loretta Tortelli: [to Nick] Well, this isn't easy to say, and I don't know what song it's from, but there's a line in some song that goes, "I've got you under my skin".
Sam Malone: "I've Got You Under My Skin", Loretta.
Loretta Tortelli: What? Oh no, this is going to complicate things.
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If Ever I Would Leave You (#3.20)
11 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Loretta leaves Nick and gets all his stuff. He comes to the bar to get Carla back, but she doesn't fall for it. He gets a job in the bar and keeps on trying. Everyone, even Diane, think she should give him a chance because he is trying really hard. When Loretta comes to the bar to ask him back, he refuses. But turns out that he thought it was just a test and when Carla tells him it wasn't he ends up leaving to Loretta again.

Well it is a very much a Nick episode, but surprisingly it wasn't as bad as I thought. They made him more likable for most of the episode even though we knew how it will end.


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