Cheers: Season 1, Episode 22

Show Down: Part 2 (31 Mar. 1983)

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Diane is still involved with Sam's brother, but she confesses that she is in love with Sam. So she returns to the bar to give him one last chance to admit that he loves her too.



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Episode cast overview:
Lois De Banzie ...
Lady #1 (as Lois de Banzie)
Helen Page Camp ...
Lady #2
Alan Koss ...
Paul Vaughn ...
Peggy Kubena ...
Tim Cunningham ...


Sam continues to try and deny that he has feelings for Diane, while she goes out with his brother. And Diane continues to date Sam's brother, while she admits to the Coach that she really likes Sam better, if only Sam would offer her some sense of commitment. Diane decides to confront Sam, and if she gets nothing from him, she vows to walk out of the bar forever. He gives her nothing, so she walks out, almost, again and again and again. Sam and Diane continue in their verbal sparring, until Diane threatens him with the cruelest torture of all. They go through a roller coaster of emotions in the short in the span of about five minutes, with the final emotion being... Written by Huggo

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The opening scene where Tim Cunningham's character is nervous about working as a janitor in a biology lab is the same script scene used from "Coach's Daughter", though they were both filmed at different times during production (i.e. Rhea Perlman is not pregnant in the earlier episode, where she is pregnant in Show Down: Part 2.) The same clip was shown again in the 200th Episode Special. See more »


[Sam and Diane are about to have their first kiss]
Sam: You are the nuttiest, the stupidest, the phoniest fruitcake I ever met!
Diane: And you, Sam Malone, are the most arrogant, self-centered...
Sam: SHUT UP! Shut your fat mouth!
Diane: Make me!
Sam: Make you? Why, I'm... I'm gonna... I'm gonna bounce you off every wall in this office!
Diane: Try it and you'll be walking funny tomorrow. Or should I say funnier.
Sam: You know, I always wanted to pop you one. Maybe this is my lucky day.
Diane: You disgust me. I hate you.
Sam: Are you as turned on ...
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Show Down: Part 2 (#1.22)
6 April 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Diane is dating Sam's brother, but the problem is that she is more attracted to Sam. She comes over to say good bye and have the last attempt to have Sam admit his feelings. But he is refusing. Still the conversation they have in the back room leads to them both sharing their feelings and a great final scene kiss.

Well, they did it greatly. The whole scene where they play around the bush trying to make the other one confess is greatly written and performed. And it has some great lines such as "Do you know what it feels like to be attracted to somebody who makes you sick?". Besides that the scene when Sam opens the door and the whole bar is leaning outside listening was great.

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