Rhoda (1974–1978)

Strained Interlude 

Rhoda tries to find a way to tell Joe she has run into a former boyfriend, and has asked him to dinner. Joe is jealousy.



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Episode complete credited cast:
David Bloom
Alice Barth (as Candy Azzara)
Lorenzo Music ...
Carlton the Doorman (voice) (as L. Music)


Rhoda is nervous about what she wants to tell Joe, which she is eventually able to get out. After not hearing from him in seven years, Rhoda via Ida was contacted by an old boyfriend, David Bloom, who wants to meet with her. She, in turn, wants to see David, obviously platonically, although she was in love with him for the three years when they were dating. She will only see David if it's OK with Joe. After Rhoda and Joe's discussion in which Joe admits his true feeling of not feeling totally comfortable with it, Rhoda decides to see David as Joe wants to be mature about it. As time goes on in the lead up to Rhoda and David's date, Joe settles into a more comfortable mind set about what his wife will be doing, especially as he learns Brenda will also be there. And even after Rhoda returns from their date and hears from her about the nature of what happened on it, Joe wants to come to grips with his true feelings about it. On the flip side, Rhoda learns the reason behind David's want ... Written by Huggo

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20 January 1975 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is based on the play title "Strange Interlude" by Eugene O'Neill. The original Broadway production opened on January 30, 1928 at the John Golden Theatre, ran for 426 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1928. See more »

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