Family Ties

Season 3 Episode 1

The Gambler

Aired Unknown Sep 20, 1984 on NBC

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  • Elyse loses the plot in Atlantic City...

    This episode is amusing with Elyse (usually the least concerned about making money) becoming addicted to gambling when she starts winning at blackjack. She starts to ignore her family and also her career by missing out on giving her speech. There is a good scene with her daughter apparently doing the speech and an interested woman wanting to talk about it while Elyse is busy gambling! The ending is also good because its different from the cliche (ie losing all your money) - because Elyse does win more money but decides to give it all away. And poor Alex has to accept that the money is going to charity...