When Lou goes back to his elderly home to settle his aunt's estate, he meets an old flame and gets his first story assignment in years from Charlie.

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When Lou goes back to his elderly home to settle his aunt's estate, he meets an old flame and gets his first story assignment in years from Charlie.

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23 November 1981 (USA)  »

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Lou Grant: When did this place stop making milkbottles?
Paul Policzinski: Heh, 'bout three years after the people stopped using 'em.
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Simple but special
11 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michele Gallery turns in a nice script, and Ed does a great job with it. The story is rather simple, with Lou revisiting his hometown in Michigan after the death of an aunt. There are numerous odds and ends he must take care of, such as his aunt's estate auction, the selling of the house and his own need to put the past into perspective. He also meets the girl he let get away (superbly portrayed by Georgann Johnson). And he gets caught up in the town's problems when a factory that happens to be the major source of jobs and income faces being shut down. The story of a dying small town is as relevant today as it was when the episode was produced. But I think what makes Gallery's script so good is that she shows how these events reverberate through the town and how all its people, including its many generations, are affected. The music that is used when Lou first arrives and especially when he leaves at the end really helps convey a sense of nostalgia AND importance.


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