Fran worries about her future when Mona, one of her fellow nannies, retires to Florida. The night of Mona's goodbye party, Fran gets drunk and staggers into Maxwell's bed.



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Fran's nanny colleague, Mona, is retiring. Upon reflection, Fran realizes that Mona is an older version of herself, and Fran doesn't like what she sees in her future. The worst vision is that she has no nanny career once Grace graduates from high school. Fran decides to drown her sorrows, and upon arriving back at the house in a drunken stupor, she stumbles into the wrong bedroom and the wrong bed. Although Niles and C.C. find Fran in Maxwell's bed, Maxwell himself, while still concerned about why and how Fran got there, is more concerned about what he learns is her worries for the future. Two things end up cheering Fran up. First, Mona announces that her boss is marrying her, again which Fran foresees as her possible future. And second, Maxwell offers her lifelong security, but not quite in the form she was expecting. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance





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8 May 1995 (USA)  »

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C.C.: Come on Niles, tell me what Maxwell's getting me for my birthday. I'll give you fifty bucks.
Niles: No! But if you tell me your age, I'll tell you.
C.C.: [pulling money out of her purse] All right. Seventy-five.
Niles: There, that wasn't so hard to admit now, was it?
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References Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) See more »

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