Family Ties

Tender is the Knight

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 9/28/83
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  • Episode Description
  • When pretty Carrie Newman and her mother Julia come to visit the Keatons, Carrieā€™s forward behavior sends Alex into a panic.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael J. Fox

    Alex P. Keaton

  • Tina Yothers

    Jennifer Keaton

  • Michael Gross

    Steven Keaton

  • Justine Bateman

    Mallory Keaton

  • Ruth Bennett

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • (Carrie and Alex are talking) Carrie: What do we want? (Alex kisses her) I'm glad I asked.

    Notes (3)

    • The introduction has the family photo being painted and the cast members in the kitchen hugging each other.

    • Steven (Michael Gross) grows a beard in this episode and wears it for the rest of the series.

    • Talia Balsam was Mrs. George Clooney from 1989 to 1992. She is the daughter of actors Martin Balsam and Joyce Van Patten...which makes Talia the niece of actors Dick and Timothy Van Patten.

    Allusions (1)

    • The title alludes to the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, "Tender is the Night."

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