Party of Five


Season 3, Ep 20, Aired 2/19/97
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  • Episode Description
  • The Salinger family tries to solve Bailey's drinking problem. Claudia calls him and tells a story about Owen falling down the stairs. Bailey rushes to the house, when Charlie, Julia, Claudia, Grace and Sarah hold him. One by one, they all try to show Bailey that he has a drinking problem. He refuses to accept it and fights with everybody. Joe arrives and tells Bailey that his father had a drinking problem too, but he stayed sober 18 year until he died. Bailey doesn't believe it, but Charlie does and proves to be true. They all try to get Bailey into an AA program, but he refuses. When everybody had already given up, Claudia tells Bailey that if he doesn't face his problem and look for help, than he will no longer be a part of the family. Bailey leaves.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Amy Lippman

  • Christopher Keyser

  • Steve Robman

  • Mark Robman

    Man at Salinger's

  • Tom Mason

    Joe Mangus

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A landmark episode--1 hour of a young actress\'s finest performance!

    By ecgirl08, Sep 21, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Bailey: (hung over) Don't you ever go to the market anymore? Callie: I'm sorry. Did I become your mother when I wasn't looking? (phone rings) Bailey: Who the hell calls at this hour? Callie: It's noon.

    • Bailey: I haven't had a drink in, what? Like three days. What does that tell you? Julia: Honestly? That you're broke.

    • Bailey: Why are you crying? Sarah: Because I don't know how to help you.

    • Bailey: (to Sarah about his alcoholism and his parents) It's like... Claudia plays the violin. Julia looks like her, and Charlie looks like him... and this is what I got. This is what my father gave me.

    • Claudia: No, no, no! You can't do this, Bailey! I mean, you can't do this anymore! Bailey: Claudia-- Bailey: No, Bailey! I mean it! That's it! That's it! I mean, if you don't...if you don't go and get help, then I don't want to see you. You can't come over here, and you can't see me, and you can't see Owen, and I'm not going to come and see you, and I'm not gonna call you, and...I'm not even gonna think about you. Joe: Claudia-- Claudia: NO! (crying, turns to Bailey) I love you...more than anyone else. I love you the best. Do you know that? This is the only thing I have that I can take away from you, to make you stop. Either you get help right now, or get out of here.

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    Trivia (1)

    • This episode, because of its heavy subject matter, did not have its usual opening credits, instead the names of the cast were just shown alphabetically.

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