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When Buddy gets a part-time job at a bakery, Willie is smitten with the owner, Big Al. Meanwhile, Nancy finds herself in a romantic triangle between Peter, her former college professor, and ex-husband Jeff, anxious for a reconciliation.

Director:

John Erman

Writers:

Jay Presson Allen (creator), Hindi Brooks | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Sada Thompson ... Kate Lawrence
James Broderick ... Doug Lawrence
Gary Frank ... Willie Lawrence
Kristy McNichol ... Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence
Meredith Baxter ... Nancy Lawrence Maitland (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
David Hedison ... Peter Towne
Jane Alice Brandon Jane Alice Brandon ... Alexandra Friel
John Rubinstein ... Jeff Maitland
Mary Grace Canfield ... Mrs. Hanley
Edith Atwater ... Judge Harmon
Gaye Nelson Gaye Nelson ... Liz Romney
Drew Michaels Drew Michaels ... Neal Ferguson
Michael Schackelford Michael Schackelford ... Timmy Maitland (as Michael and David Schackelford)
David Schackelford David Schackelford ... Timmy Maitland (as Michael and David Schackelford)
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Storyline

When Buddy gets a part-time job at a bakery, Willie is smitten with the owner, Big Al. Meanwhile, Nancy finds herself in a romantic triangle between Peter, her former college professor, and ex-husband Jeff, anxious for a reconciliation.

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Drama | Family

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Trivia

Actress Jane Actman played the role of Nancy Lawrence Maitland when this episode was first shot, so when Meredith Baxter-Birney replaced her in the role, they had to re-shoot her scenes, with Baxter-Birney having to duplicate Actman's performance completely, both physically and vocally. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Lawrence Maitland: [closing the door] When I was 12, closed doors meant business.
Kate Lawrence: I saw Jeff leaving this morning. What's going on?
Nancy Lawrence Maitland: Mother, he plays me like a poker hand from a stacked deck! I think I really hate him.
Kate Lawrence: Hate him? Oh, Nancy, hate is such a tricky emotion. It's almost never what it seems.
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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1976 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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