Mrs. Pynchon is on the verse of buying 'Lively Arts' magazine when she suffers a stroke. Her nephew Fred Hill swiftly makes a grab for the Tribune's ownership. Lou chooses Billie over all ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Pynchon is on the verse of buying 'Lively Arts' magazine when she suffers a stroke. Her nephew Fred Hill swiftly makes a grab for the Tribune's ownership. Lou chooses Billie over all the male reporters to cover college girls posing for 'Suave Magazine'. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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4 May 1981 (USA)  »

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Billie Newman: What'd you tell 'em?
Rick Henshaw: I told 'em to kiss off!
[Billie giggles]
Rick Henshaw: But not in those words.
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13 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With this episode, we're given a superb script by April Smith, and Nancy Marchand goes the distance. The two best scenes are when Lou comes into Mrs. Pynchon's hospital room and her aphasia scares the heck out of him; and the moment when she struggles to finish the magazine acquisition. And the final scene when she comes back into the office is very inspiring. I thought it interesting that this script was saved as a season ender. Since Lou Grant would be off the air for awhile, or at least not producing any new episodes for a few months during the late spring/early summer, then Mrs. Pynchon's full recovery time could easily occur off camera. Or, the producers could've kept her in this sort of physical state permanently which would've taken the character in a whole other direction. The subplot for this episode about campus pin-ups is a bit weak...but Smith's script does make a good point when it is mentioned that a lot of general news stories do begin at the university level.


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