The Associates (1979)

Season 1 Episode 2

Is Romance Dead?

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Sep 30, 1979 on ABC
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Is Romance Dead?
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Johnny laughs when Tucker admits to him that he has a crush on Sara, who is not only out of Tucker's league, she's out of Johnny's league, too. Mr. Marshall announces that the firm will represent best-selling author/professor Julius Barnes, who's being sued for plagiarism by a former student. Tucker says he's offended when Sara changes clothes in front of him and parades around in her lingerie like he's not even there. Barnes shows up to begin his deposition, but Tucker is too flustered over Sara to concentrate. Tucker and Barnes have a private meeting later, where Barnes figures out what's up when he sees Sara's name all over Tucker's pad. Since romance is what his book is all about, he offers to coach Tucker on what to say to woo her. Tucker attempts to try out his newfound knowledge on Leslie, but even though he says he's just testing her before he uses the words on another woman, he's so convincing she's fooled into thinking they're not for another woman. The case hits a bump in the road when Eliot gets hold of the student thesis Barnes ripped off verbatim. Despite Tucker's pleas, they've got no choice but to throw in the towel. Even with Barnes exposed as a fraud, Tucker goes to Sara's apartment to serenade her via his plagiarized words. Neither Leslie nor her date, Congressman Faraday, want to be serenaded, so she rudely tells him to leave.moreless

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