Lou Grant

Season 5 Episode 1

Wedding

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 02, 1981 on CBS
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Wedding
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After much worry about the conflicting demands of her career, Billie has decided to marry baseball player Ted McCovey in a ceremony at the home of Charlie Hume. Lou, too, feels the strain of his work in his relationships with his daughters, particularly Janie, and has to cancel a planned reunion in Chicago when a computer crash forces everyone at the Trib to redo the entire day's work.moreless

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  • Great Billie episode

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    So many great things to say about this episode...Billie's relationship with former ball player Ted McCovey (whom she met while doing a story during the 4th season of Lou Grant) hits an emotional high point. But before they get to say 'I do,' there are a few conflicts that must be resolved. Lou is also having his own dilemmas related to seeing his three daughters again. It seems that his career is always taking precedence over family, something Billie knows all too well. There are a lot of cute, funny scenes in this episode. We have Rossi worrying about how Billie will change after she's begun married life. Also, Billie explains to Lou why she doesn't laugh (there's a great moment at the airport when she goes to see Ted off and after they nearly stumble and fall, she bursts out laughing). But the wedding scenes are truly the best part of the episode. They've all been at the Trib till the wee hours of the morning dealing with a computer crash and are nearly falling asleep during the ceremony. Everyone that is, except Billie, who joyously weds Ted and leaves on her honeymoon.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Lou: What does smog do to you?
      Billie: Makes my eyes water.
      Lou: As a story?
      Billie: Makes my mouth water.

    • Rossi: I'll get used to the idea, but I think it kind of changes things for us, doesn't it?
      Billie: Why? Did you want to ask me?
      Rossi: You get married, you'll get all happy, you'll mellow out. It won't be as much fun around here.
      Billie: I'll try to stay crusty.

    • Rossi: I'll get used to the idea, but I think it kind of changes things for us, doesn't it?


      Billie: Why? Did you want to ask me?


      Rossi: You get married, you'll get all happy, you'll mellow out. It won't be as much fun around here.


      Billie: I'll try to stay crusty.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Parley Baer played a different character in another Billie story, the fourth season episode 'Goop.'

    • The fifth season brings a few slight changes. First, the opening theme has been reworked and sounds jazzier. Also, Daryl Anderson (Animal) now has much shorter hair.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Janie Grant: Give me credit for knowing I'm not H.L.Mencken.

      Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) was one of the most important voices in American letters in the first half of the twentieth century. His style as a reporter, essayist, reviewer and commentator was often compared to that of Mark Twain.

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