Lou Grant

Season 3 Episode 10

Andrew (1): Premonition

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Dec 03, 1979 on CBS
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Andrew (1): Premonition
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Art's Aunt Edna is worried about her mentally ill son Andrew, afraid that he might harm someone during one of his episodes. As she finds it hard to find anyone who will take her premonition seriously, she asks Art for help. Billie becomes interested in the plight of people who have mental problems but seem normal. Meanwhile strange pieces of erotic fiction appear on the Trib's computer consoles. It turns out Rossi is ghostwriting the saucy memoirs of film critic Lana Barkley. Three days after being put into an institution, Andrew gets released again. Within hours he is under arrest for the murder of his mother's neighbor.moreless

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  • A bit preachy

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    In this two-part episode the producers and writers decided to talk about mental illness. The first part spends a lot of time explaining the challenges of people who look after mental patients. Who decides whether a potentially dangerous individual should be sent to an institution? This show always had a habit of becoming slightly preachy. Spreading the story over two episodes allows for more of that, which is a pity. (I do like the fact, though, that Art was given some more onscreen time.) The producers probably realised this danger and so the second story line brings in a lot of humour, perhaps more than necessary.moreless
Bruce Davison

Bruce Davison

Andrew Raines

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Barbara Barrie

Barbara Barrie

Edna Raines

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Joan Hotchkis

Joan Hotchkis

Dr. Teresa Myrdal

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Allen Williams

Allen Williams

Adam Wilson

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Rossi: (ghostwriting for a famous movie critic) I thought it was going to be recollections of famous movie personalities. How was I to know the only personalities she remembered were the ones she slept with?
      Charlie: Horizontal recall.

    • Charlie: (about mental institutions) Rossi knows all about that from that piece he did. He spent some time in one of those institutions.
      Rossi: Yeah, but that two years ago. All I saw was a big warehouse for the unhappiest people in the world. Made me crazy just being there.

    • Lou: It seems like every family has at least one member who's some kind of problem for them.
      Animal: I can't think of anyone in my family that's weird or anything.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Although no literal allusion is made, Rossi's relationship with Lana Barkley closely resembles that of Norma Desmond and Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard. One scene is practically a take-off on a scene in that movie. Rossi discovers that Lana's servant Sergei is a former lover; in Sunset Boulevard Gillis is amazed to find that butler Max (Erich Von Stroheim) is one of Norma's ex-lovers.

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