Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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One Boyfriend Too Many 

Mary has to choose between her current boyfriend and an old flame that returns to town.



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Mary and Joe's relationship is at a stage of public declaration of love on both sides. But their relationship hits a potential bump when Mary's old boyfriend, journalist Dan Whitfield, returns permanently to Minneapolis, he who wants to rekindle their relationship. The only reason they broke up was because Dan moved to New York for work which crushed Mary at the time. Despite Mary's feelings for Joe, she isn't sure if she's over Dan and feels like she needs to explore if her romantic feelings for Dan are stronger than they are for Joe. She tries to be as up front to both Joe and Dan about the other, at which she isn't very good. Joe, in particular, doesn't take the news well. Mary's friends all have their own view if Mary should pick Joe or Dan, especially Ted who has bonded with Joe. An impulsive and somewhat reckless move by Joe in the matter makes Mary come to some conclusions about the situation. Written by Huggo

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13 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Mary Has One Too Many
25 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not much here this time. Mary has been seeing Joe and it's getting serious. Then Dan shows up, the guy she went with for over a year. She agrees to a date with him and Mary even tells Joe. So some of the usual predictable stuff happens. The romance thing is really secondary. The funny scenes involve Joe hanging out with Lou, Murray, and Ted. Ted has too much to drink and that is pretty hilarious. Joe is frustrated, like he should be, and crashes Mary's party. Just an average episode.

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