The Golden Girls: Season 1, Episode 5

The Triangle (19 Oct. 1985)

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When Dorothy's doctor boyfriend makes a pass at Blanche, their friendship becomes threatened.

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When Dorothy's doctor boyfriend makes a pass at Blanche, their friendship becomes threatened.

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Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: You know something, we are really lucky that we found a doctor who makes house calls.
Rose Nylund: I know! When I was growing up in Minnesota the doctor made house calls all the time, for us and the livestock.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: You and the animals had the same doctor?
Rose Nylund: Sure! Worked out fine... until the doctor started drinking hog linament and tried to neuter the Swenson brothers.
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Calling Dr. Love
17 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's Dorothy who's making house calls when Sophia gets a routine checkup from an eligible doctor. Blanche, of course, makes a play for the same man but backs off for Dorothy's sake only to find that the doctor may reciprocate her feelings...

"The Triangle" would be the first of many episodes where two or more of the girls would fight over one man. Of course, as was the case with many a lackluster storyline in this series, the talented writing team and cast manage to keep it interesting.

Since the A-and-B-plot formula that would emerge in later episodes is absent here, it's up to Rose and Sophia to lighten the mood due to the fact that Dorothy and Blanche are embroiled in a bitter catfight. While Sophia has a hilarious exchange about trying to weasel out of her doctor's appointment, Rose finally gets some material worthy of her. We're treated to an amusing anecdote about her pastoral upbringing in Minnesota (though she doesn't refer to it as St. Olaf just yet), and her true shining moment is her cluelessly naive, misguided attempt at seducing Dorothy's boyfriend.

As for the disagreement between Dorothy and Blanche, I could believe Blanche's fear of telling her but I had a hard time believing that Dorothy would take her boyfriend's word over hers. Of course, this was before the recurring theme of desperate, dateless Dorothy took hold so I guess it's forgivable.

"The Triangle" is a great episode but not exactly a classic either. However, it is a treat to finally see the Rose Nylund we would all come to know and love begin to emerge here.


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