Party of Five

Private Lives

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 11/21/94
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  • Episode Description
  • Mrs. Gideon, the social worker, shows up without telling and finds a complete mess in the house. Julia gets to the house wearing the new bar costume, and Claudia is missing, causing a very bad impression at her. They call the police and report Claudia. When the phone rings in the morning they find Claudia in the kitchen and she blames them for not knowing anything about her life. Charlie has a secret and won't tell, so they think he might be on drugs. Morgan fires all the waitresses, but later he tries to get Julia back, but she won't come back Bailey and Julia play parents on Claudia's date, ruining it. Charlie reveals that he's back to school. Bailey asks Kristen to help them when Mrs. Gideon visits again, and they all act as a perfect happy family to her. Bailey and Charlie agree to help each other. Claudia asks Mrs. Gideon not to split them up. Owen takes his first steps.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • W.K. Scott Meyer

  • Peter O'Fallon

  • Nicole Sullivan


  • LaTanya Richardson

    Mrs. Jane Gideon

  • Doug Hutchison


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  • Quotes (6)

    • Claudia: (to Mrs. Gideon) What else do you want from us? Tell me! What more are we supposed to do--are we supposed to be perfect? Mrs. Gideon: Of course not. Claudia: (starts to cry) Are there really that many people who do much better? We made it through the last nine months. I don't think it can get much harder than that. Do you?

    • Social Worker: I am not the enemy here, Claudia. Claudia: Yes you are. You might not think so, but you are.

    • Claudia (to siblings): If you want to blame someone for this, blame yourselves! I'm growing up, and I'm becoming a woman! And you're missing it.

    • Claudia (to Social Worker): The only thing that's gonna ruin this for us, and that's going to stop us from being a family, is you.

    • Mrs. Gideon: Claudia, two days ago, I got a phone call because your brothers and sister had no idea where you were, and that scares me. Claudia: That's because you only look at what we do wrong. Mrs. Gideon: Claudia..... Claudia: What about all the things we do right? Like the fact that Bailey gets up in the middle of the night, every night, for Owen? I mean, he's 16 and on Friday nights, he babysits! Julia trims my bangs, and she doesn't let me watch movies on cable, and Charlie has this rule about eating vegetables for dinner...and Bailey took my class on a field trip to the planetarium with, like, 3 other mothers! And I'm trying to think of everything else, but-- Mrs. Gideon: Claudia-- Claudia: What more do you want from us? Tell me!

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    Notes (1)

    • Lauren Kenny O'Fallon is actually director Peter O'Fallon's daughter.

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