This is the first part of the last two episodes of the show. With the boys getting older, this was a way of keeping the show a family franchise. Enter the widow Fran Whitman and her two bland children, freckled Tommy Norden clone, Dirk and sister Liz. With Sandy and Bud talking of going off to school, they are promised by these newcomers to take care of Flipper. This unappealing new beginning resulted in the show's cancellation.
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