The Golden Girls

Season 6 Episode 12

Ebbtide's Revenge

Aired Unknown Dec 15, 1990 on NBC

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  • dorothy's brother phil dies of a heart attck while trying on shoes at a women's shoe store. dorothy gives the eulogy, & sophia tries to come to terms w/ phil's lifestyle as well as his death, while also revealing why she resents her daughter-in-law.

    i love this episode. touching, well-written, & i cry everytime i see it. definately one of my favorites. sophia's character gets some major development, & estelle's performance in the last few minutes is well worth an emmy. very sad, yet it has it's funny moments, like the funeral where everyone can't keep their eyes off of phil in his teddy. in some ways, ebbtide's revenge reminds me of steel magnolias.

    i really don't know what else to say regarding this. i WILL repeat my suggestion of keeping tissues nearby, because you'll be a blubbering mess when it's over. that's it.