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The Golden Girls

Pilot

Episode: 101 | Aired: September 14, 1985

The series opens with Sophia, Dorothy's mother, moving in with Dorothy, Blanche and Rose. Sophia had been staying at a retirement home, Shady Pines, but a fire broke out and the place burned down. Meanwhile, Blanche's latest boyfriend, Harry, proposes marriage. However, Rose, a grief counselor, has a bad feeling about their impending marriage. Guest Star: Meshach Taylor

Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding?

Episode: 102 | Aired: September 21, 1985

Dorothy's daughter, Kate, comes to Miami with an announcement. She's engaged to a podiatrist named Dennis. Dorothy is thrilled but her happiness quickly turns to anger when she realizes that ex-husband, Stan, is going to be invited. After 38 years of marriage, Stan had left Dorothy for a woman half her age. Dorothy threatens to make a scene at the reception which places Rose and Blanche in the role of peacemaker. Guest Star: Herb Edelman

Rose the Prude

Episode: 103 | Aired: September 28, 1985

Having not dated since her husband died, Rose reluctantly agrees to go on a blind date. This date turns into a serious relationship when she is invited on a cruise which would involve sharing a stateroom. Guest Star: Harold Gould (Arnie)

Transplant

Episode: 104 | Aired: October 05, 1985

Blanche's sister, Virginia, comes to Miami for a visit and Blanche is convinced she's after something. Later, while out to dinner, she learns just what Virginia is after, Blanche's kidney. Meanwhile, Rose and Dorothy babysit for an infant.

The Triangle

Episode: 105 | Aired: October 19, 1985

After a fight over the subject, Blanche orders Dorothy to leave the house. When Rose tricks Elliot into telling the truth about the situation where Dorothy overhears, Dorothy breaks up with Elliot and makes amends with Blanche.

On Golden Girls

Episode: 106 | Aired: October 26, 1985

Blanche's 14-year old grandson comes to Miami for a visit and brings a new meaning to the term "generation gap." Meanwhile, Dorothy studies for her French final.

The Competition

Episode: 107 | Aired: November 02, 1985

Dorothy is dating Dr. Elliot Clayton. Dr. Clayton makes a pass at Blanche, but Dorothy doesn't believe her when Blanche tells her about it. In a bowling competition, it's Dorothy and Blanche verses Rose and Sophia. If Sophia and Rose win, Dorothy will allow Sophia to go back to Sicily for a visit with an old beau and if Dorothy and Blanche win Sophia will give her a pair of antique earrings.

Break-In

Episode: 108 | Aired: November 09, 1985

After a Madonna concert, the girls arrive home, one evening, to discover their house has been broken into. This leads the girls to seek out means to protect themselves, including a security system, guard dog and mace. Meanwhile, Rose becomes so paranoid that the robbers will come back she goes so far as to purchase a gun.

Blanche and the Younger Man

Episode: 109 | Aired: November 16, 1985

Blanche goes all out to try to look good for her latest beau, her aerobics instructor half her age. Meanwhile, Rose's dynamic mother comes for a visit and gets fed up with Rose's "mothering" ways.

Heart Attack

Episode: 110 | Aired: November 23, 1985

After a dinner party, Sophia suffers an apparent heart attack, with a heavy storm delaying the paramedics.

Stan's Return

Episode: 111 | Aired: November 30, 1985

Dorothy's ex-husband, Stan shows up to settle a piece of land they bought on their honeymoon. This leads to Dorothy and Stan spending the night together. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche plan a vacation that Sophia is not invited on. Guest Star: Herb Edelman

The Custody Battle

Episode: 112 | Aired: December 07, 1985

Dorothy's sister, Gloria, comes to Miami for a visit and asks Sophia to come live with her in California. Meanwhile, Blanche is furious when Rose is cast as Lady Macbeth in a local play, and not her.

A Little Romance

Episode: 113 | Aired: December 14, 1985

Rose has been dating Dr. Jonathan Newman and begins to think their relationship is leading to the altar. However she begins to have second thoughts especially since he's a midget.

That Was No Lady

Episode: 114 | Aired: December 21, 1985

Dorothy latest boyfriend, Glen, gives her a shock when he tells her he's married. She surprises herself when she finds herself sneaking around to be with him. Meanwhile, Blanche unloads her old car on Rose in order to buy a new one.

In a Bed of Rose's

Episode: 115 | Aired: January 11, 1986

Late one evening, Rose brings a man home and they spend the night together. However, in the morning she finds that he has passed away. Even worse, she later discovers he was married.

The Truth Will Out

Episode: 116 | Aired: January 18, 1986

Rose is apprehensive about a visit from her daughter and granddaughter, since their reason for coming is to settle Rose's late-husband's will. Meanwhile, Blanche gets caught up in the tabloids of a society murder.

Nice and Easy

Episode: 117 | Aired: February 01, 1986

Blanche's visiting niece is a chip right off the old block when she dates a different man all night every night. Dorothy does battle with a mouse living in the house.

The Operation

Episode: 118 | Aired: February 08, 1986

Dorothy is hesitant about having foot surgery just as she was scheduled to tap dance with Blanche and Rose at a dance recital.

Second Motherhood

Episode: 119 | Aired: February 15, 1986

Blanche is romanced by a wealthy suitor who she learns has several small children. This fact dampens his proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose go to bat with the bathroom plumbing.

Adult Education

Episode: 120 | Aired: February 22, 1986

Blanche's psychology professor sexually harasses her when she goes to him for help on a difficult test. Blanche's professor makes her an harassing deal: If she has sex with him, he'll give her an "A" for the exam. Meanwhile, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia each try to get a hold of tickets for a sold out Frank Sinatra concert.

The Flu

Episode: 121 | Aired: March 01, 1986

A week before an awards ceremony, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose each come down with a nasty flu, which compounds their arguing over who will win a prestigious award.

Job Hunting

Episode: 122 | Aired: March 08, 1986

When Rose looses her job at the grief center, she begins searching for other sources of work. Meanwhile, Blanche tries to loose a few pounds and Dorothy is excited when a man she once had a crush on, contacts her and asks her out.

Blind Ambitions

Episode: 123 | Aired: March 29, 1986

Rose's sister, Lily must deal with life as a blind person after recently losing her sight. Meanwhile, the girls hold a garage sale in order to buy a new TV but find it hard to part with things.

Big Daddy

Episode: 124 | Aired: May 03, 1986

Blanche's father, Big Daddy, comes to Miami for a visit, with an announcement, he's sold the family plantation and is setting out to become a country singer. Meanwhile, Sophia places a "curse" on a neighbor who refuses to remove his tree that fell over onto the lanai during a storm.

The Way We Met

Episode: 125 | Aired: May 10, 1986

One night after watching "Psycho," the girls find it hard to sleep so they stay up and reminisce about how they all came to live with one another.