Lou Grant

Season 1 Episode 7

Barrio

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 01, 1977 on CBS
8.4
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Billie and a Hispanic community leader try to help a teenager whose mother was shot by a barrio gang from getting caught up in the endless cycle of gang violence and retaliation.

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  • Still finding its footing

    7.0
    After seven episodes it's clear that the show is still trying to get the formula right. In this one you can tell that there's still that unsteady balance between the main character's sitcom background and and a topical drama. Lou's difficulties settling in Los Angeles, both practical and emotional, are played for laughs. They even make him look a weaker character than he was in the sitcom. The serious scenes, on the other hand, are a bit too simplistic. The problems of living in East LA can apparently be solved by the words of a wise man and the love of female family members. And the show makes a point that the city shouldn't cut the budget of the social workers who deal with the gangs.moreless
Guillermo San Juan

Guillermo San Juan

Henry

Guest Star

Phillip Antora

Phillip Antora

pool guard

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Joe Santos

Joe Santos

George Delgado

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Allen Williams

Allen Williams

Assistant Foreign Editor

Recurring Role

Wallace Rooney

Wallace Rooney

Tim

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Lou: I love a good sob story. I remember when we used to have these reporters with big hats. They came back to the office after covering a story and, without taking off their long white gloves, they'd tap out five thousand words that'd wrench your guts out. They were great, the sob sisters.

    • Lou: These street wars you're talking about are stupid.
      Henry: No, they're not, because soldiers have to protect their homeland.
      Lou: What homeland are you protecting? USA? California?
      Henry: First Street and Gifford Avenue.

    • Lou: I got kind of a date tonight. Where's a nice place where I can take someone for dinner?
      Art: You want seductive or funky?
      Lou: I want steak.

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