This is one of those episodes that really grabs at your heart.
Eric, of course, has a young step-brother, George, whom the Colonel and Ruth want to adopt. However, George's biological father has returned from hiding after testifying in a criminal case. But the Colonel and Ruth will stop at nothing to keep George with them. Eric, however, is caught in the middle because the law says George's real father can have him back. In a pivotal scene, the Colonel asks his son for help, and Ruth slaps him in her anger.
My favorite scene is when Julie reconnects with a crying Colonel on a boat that Annie built. A classic episode - 10/10!