Family Ties

Season 3 Episode 21

Bringing Up Baby

Aired Unknown Feb 21, 1985 on NBC

Episode Recap

Steven comes home from work, eager to spend some time with Elyse. She gets so distracted with the baby that they miss watching the sunset together. Steven decides to take off work the next morning just so that he can spend some time with Elyse, but she has gotten no sleep and needs to rest. Meanwhile, Jennifer and Alex are fighting over the telephone.

Finally, Steven and Elyse manage to get alone together and go to a restaurant while the older kids take care of the baby. At the restaurant, they try desperately not to talk about the baby. But when a couple at a neighboring table brings in a baby, Steven and Elyse find themselves exchanging baby pictures and discussing the infant. Steven even sneaks away to a pay phone to check on Andrew.

Finally, Steven and Elyse are alone together in their bedroom, and the phone rings. It's for Jennifer, and after she leaves their room, Alex and Mallory come in and inform them that Mallory will get up with Andrew. As they finally settle into bed. Steven coyly suggests what they could be doing in there. Before anything happens, the two of them are fast asleep.