Season 1 Episode 20


Aired Unknown Mar 07, 1984 on ABC

Episode Recap

A former girlfriend, Lacey Grant, informs Peter that he is the father of her four-year-old son; she wants Peter to assume custody. Lacey has Lou Gehrig's Disease and may die soon. Lacey's boyfriend, Walt, asks Peter to refuse custody, since Walt wants to look after the boy. Lacey thinks Walt travels too much to be a single father, but Walt promises to settle down and proposes marriage to Lacey, who accepts. Billy woos Julie on behalf of another staff member, Ken, who is too shy to approach Julie himself. Julie misunderstands and thinks Billy is asking her out. Eventually, Julie realizes that Ken is her secret admirer and is charmed by his quiet adoration. Joanne Maxwell, an award-winning singer, encourages her ex-husband Danny to make a comeback now that he has defeated his cocaine habit. However, Danny is very nervous about performing again. Noticing Danny's anxiety, the pianist-conductor, Bix Coleman, leaves a bag of cocaine with Danny in his dressing room. When Danny comes on stage, he tosses the bag onto Bix's keyboard and takes the microphone with confidence. His opening night turns into a smashing success.