Rose's daughter Bridget has an affair with Dorothy's son Michael.



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Episode cast overview:
Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Marilyn Jones ...
Bridget Nylund


Dorothy's son and Rose's daughter come for a visit. They're both polar opposites of each other and are always bickering. But Blanche says that's sexual tension. She arranges for them to go out and Dorothy and Rose think that's a bad idea. But they later find them in bed together. Dorothy and Rose can't look at their children and are mad with each other and Blanche. Written by

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Comedy | Drama





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22 November 1986 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rose introduces her daughter Bridget, and states that she is going to study at Oxford in England. Bridget replies and states she's "found a terrific flat on campus". The University of Oxford is a city university, and does not have a campus. See more »


Rose Nylund: [after catching their kids in bed] I can't believe it, you know how it is when you just can't believe something?
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: Yes, I can't believe Alan Thicke has his own TV series, it doesn't mean it's not true.
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References Family Affair (1966) See more »


Thank You For Being A Friend
Written by Andrew Gold
Sung by Cynthia Fee
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Family Affair (#2.7)
14 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rose's daughter Bridget and Dorothy's son Michael come for a visit. They are both very different but Blanche decides to hook them up and gives them tickets for a symphony. They end up together in bed which really upsets their mothers and they have big fight with each other and Blanche.

Don't really get the story. Sure, moms treat their kids as children no matter what age they are, but this was a bit of an exaggeration I think. And the things they said about each other kids was kind of nasty for their personalities.

But the scene when they find them in bed was kind of funny. Especially Rose being upset that they are naked! Just as Sophia in her mourning dress.

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