Lou Grant

Guns

Season 3, Ep 23, Aired 3/17/80
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  • Episode Description
  • Francie Fitzgerald, whom Lou thinks is an Irish colleague, turns out to be a gunrunner for the IRA. The reporters of the Tribune learn more about the "Troubles" and Art gets annoyed when people think his Irish ancestry makes him an expert on the matter.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Allen Williams

    Adam Wilson

  • Edward Asner

    Lou Grant

  • Linda Kelsey

    Billie Newman McCovey

  • Mason Adams

    Charlie Hume

  • Robert Walden

    Joe Rossi

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Art: Just because my name is Donovan does not make me the staff expert on the Irish problem.
      Charlie: Art, I didn't say that. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to get your Irish up.

    Notes (2)

    • There are some indications that this episode was originally slated for a place earlier in the season. It clearly depicts a winter situation in California (characters wear thicker coats and moan about the weather) and one scene doesn't make sense after a the previous episode, Influence, in which Adam Wilson struggled with alcoholism.Here, Lou doesn't seem to have a problem with inviting Adam to a drinking night at McKenna's.

    • Fittingly this episode about the problems in Ulster was first broadcast on March 17, 1980, Saint Patrick's Day.

    Allusions (1)

    • Talking about the horrors of terrorism Donovan mentions Mountbatten. Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979) was killed on August 27 1979 by the IRA who put a remote controlled bomb on his boat in Mullaghmore. He is was probably the most famous victim of IRA.

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