Mary Tyler Moore: Season 1, Episode 21

The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner (13 Feb. 1971)

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Mary discovers the real reason Mr. Grant has been turning down her dinner invitations -- he and his wife have separated.

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Following the wedding of his third and last daughter, Lou basks in the aftermath and the fact that he and his wife, Edie, will be alone in the house for the first time in decades. Also now that the rush in his life is over, Mary decides to invite the Grants to her place for dinner for the first time. Mary soon realizes that after the second invitation and the second "we can't make it" that Lou is making excuses not to have dinner with her. Mary becomes more dejected when she learns that the Grants have had dinner before at the Slaughters and at Ted's place. Edie, who had a slightly different reaction to their last child leaving the house than Lou, tells Mary why they can't make it for dinner. This news ultimately leads to a guys' night out bonding session with Mary just one of the guys, but one who feels the need to provide the much underrepresented women's perspective. Written by Huggo

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