The Golden Girls

The Truth Will Out (a.k.a.) The Will

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 1/18/86
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  • Episode Description
  • 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. But when her daughter takes a look at the will, Rose must explain where all of Charlie's money went. Meanwhile, Blanche gets caught up in the tabloids of a society murder.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Betty White

    Rose Nylund

  • Bea Arthur

    Dorothy Zbornak

  • Rue McClanahan

    Blanche Devereaux

  • Estelle Getty

    Sophia Petrillo

  • Susan Beavers

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Rose fears what her daughter will say when she finds out her father wasn't rich.

    By tvFanatic2008, Oct 10, 2006

  • Rose\'s daughter and granddaughter, named Charlie come to town to talk about Rose\'s late husband, Charlie\'s, will. Rose becomes embarassed when she has to explain where all his money went. Blanche becomes enthralled with a local murder in the news.

    By babgrl8475, Jun 15, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Blanche: If you think it's none of my business just say "Blanche, it's none of your business". Dorothy: Blanche, you once caught me coming out of the kitchen naked with an Oreo in my mouth. We have no secrets, now ask your damn question.

    • Blanche: Wills make people do crazy things. Dorothy: Like what Blanche? Blanche: Like killing people. Do you know what they just uncovered in the Duncan Osgood murder case? That the day before she was murdered, Tippi Paxton Osgood had changed her will, making Duncan the sole heir to the Paxton Napkin fortune! That man is GUILTY! Dorothy: Oh come on! That's circumstantial evidence! I mean, it's not enough to convict him! Blanche: Well actually, the more damning evidence was the snapshot they found of Duncan dressed in scuba gear, dragging Tippi's body down the stairs, wrapped in a carpet. Dorothy: Maybe it was from their wedding album.

    • Blanche: My whole life is an open book. Sophia: Your whole life is an open blouse!

    • Rose: My granddaughter wants to be an astronaut. Charley: Not really grandma, I just want to meet boys who want to be astronauts. Blanche: Me too!

    • Blanche: You didn't eat your brussels sprouts. Charley: I don't like brussels sprouts. Sophia: Neither do I. (opens her purse) Put them in here with mine.

    Notes (3)

    • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Charley (Rose's granddaughter) on the couch, as Rose and Kirsten (her daughter) stand smiling.

    • Charley is the name of Rose's granddaughter. According to Rose, she was named after Charlie, Rose's late husband.

    • This episode is the first for Rose's daughter, Kirsten. She is played by Christine Belford in this episode and later played by Lee Garlington.

    Trivia (1)

    • In this episode Kirsten is delighted and charmed by the ladies and that her mother is living with them. However, in "Home Again, Rose" Kirsten is snarky and resentful that her mother lives with the ladies and goes to certain measures to keep them away from Rose in her time of need. This is not who Kirsten is set up to be here.

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