The Golden Girls

Season 7 Episode 24

Home Again, Rose (2)

Aired Unknown May 02, 1992 on NBC
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Home Again, Rose (2)
As Rose undergoes triple bypass surgery, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia grapple with the fact that they may lose Rose and with the fact that the hospital staff refuses to allow them in to see Rose, since they are not considered family. Meanwhile, Rose's daughter Kirsten arrives and expresses her disproval of her mother's living arrangements.moreless

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  • Part 2 of Home Again Rose. Rose is about to be released from the hospital, but when the girls go to get her,they find out she is about to go in for major surgery.moreless

    This episode is probably the last great episode of the show. The girls are upset that they can't see Rose because they aren't related. A problem that lots of people who consider themselves family have encountered. While waiting for Kirsten to show up, the girls start to remember times in the past to help them get through the waiting. They end up singing the Rhinegold beer jingle, just as Kirsten arrives. She misunderstands and thinks the girls are the reason that Rose is sick. After the operation, when Kirsten is afraid that she won't be able to afford rehab for Rose, Blanche and Dorothy tell her that they will mortgage the house for Rose. It's then that Kirsten realizes ( and the rest of us too) how important the girls are to each other. It's a wonderful reminder of the whole series and the incredible love between these four women. A great episode that ends on a funny note when Rose tells the girls about her dream when they are all frozen heads! When Rose returns home, you know she will be in good hands, just like she was all along!moreless
  • Part two of Home Again Rose

    After the girls learned that Rose is being prompt to sugury.The girls are unable to visit Rose.But Dorthy called Kristin and she was on her way over.Blanche makes an vow that there are certain things that she is never going to do.Altough is actucally worked so it seems of course.In the end Kristin decided that the girls could go and see Rose.Since they are her real family.While Rose slept she dream something odd which was having their heads frozen.Seeing that Rose is finally better.

    Yeah an great episode.Blanche granddaughter points out that she misses her grandmother who always talking with the guys.moreless
  • Really great episode

    After the Girls find out Rose needs a triple bypass, they begin to reminence about the good, fun times they had with her. Then Rose's daughter, Kirsten, walks in on them, having fun. Upset thinking that thier "fun" has put her mother in this condition, she doesnt allow to see her before her operation. Rose and Kirsten have a talk before Rose is wheeled out and Kirsten finds out how much the girls mean to her. Rose has a dream during her operation that she, Blanche and Dorothy had thier heads frozen. After the operation, Kirsten finally allows the Girls to see Rose, who returns home when she is well. A very sad storyline, indeed. Kirsten wasnt much of a help, blaming the Girls for Rose's heart condition, but it's still one of my favrites. 10/10moreless
  • top 5 for me

    Roses dream is the funniest moment on Golden Girls ever amd taht is saying a lot all of them just being thawed out head and Sofia walking in with a baody I die laughing ever time that being said, the reat is pure sentiment and emotion I love it when Kirsten finally realizes the girls are family..

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When we first see the three women as heads in Rose's dream, Dorothy comments, "We look like a reunion of Henry VIII's wives."  In fact, only two of Henry VIII's six wives (Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard) were beheaded.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Sophia: My heinie's asleep.
      Dorothy: Fine. We'll keep our voices down.

    • Sophia: Your mother loves you, Kirsten. Just the other day, she was talking about how much she misses you. Sometimes, mothers and daughters drift apart. Dorothy and I did.
      Dorothy: I put her away.
      Sophia: She sure did. But sometimes, it takes something like this to bring you back together. You've got to be strong for her. She needs you.
      Dorothy: (when Kirsten stands up) Where are you going, Kirsten?
      Kirsten: I'm going to go talk to the doctor about you guys. I think it's very important that my mother be with her family right now--her whole family.

    • Kirsten: They just brought my mother back from surgery, and.....(near tears) Well, she doesn't look so good.
      Blanche: When can we see her?
      Kirsten: I don't think that would be a very good idea right now.
      Dorothy: What did the doctor say?
      Kirsten: Well, he said that the next few hours are very crucial, and that even if she does make it, she may need a lot of physical therapy. (starts crying) And her insurance doesn't really cover that, and I don't know what we're gonna do!
      Blanche: Oh, honey, don't you worry about that. Why, if Rose needs physical therapy, we'll simply see to it that she gets it. Hell, that's why houses have mortgages.
      Kirsten: You would do that for her?
      Dorothy: Of course. Listen, we made a pact a few years ago that if anything ever happened to one of us, the other three would take care of her--kind of like an "added insurance."

    • Blanche: (in the dream where all three girls are just heads) Oh, I could just strangle you, Rose Nylund!
      Rose: With what?

    • Rose: Where are the girls?
      Kirsten: Oh, they're too young to come to the hospital, Mom.
      Rose: Not your girls. My girls. My girls aren't too young for anything!

    • Sophia: Kirsten, I know you're scared and upset. We all are. But you have to know that these two women love Rose like a sister, and I love your mother as if she were my own.
      Kirsten: Yeah, well, there's one thing you're forgetting. I am her daughter. You are not her family.
      Dorothy: Why does everyone keep saying that? We share our lives together!
      Kirsten: You share a house together!

    • (in Rose's dream, after the girls have died and had their heads frozen, 100 years later)
      Rose: How did you die, Dorothy?
      Dorothy: You know how they say not to lean over the ape cage [at the zoo]? They mean it!

    • Blanche: (after making a promise to God that she will never have sex again and sees a cute doctor) Oh, you are a vengeful God!!!

    • Rose: (just before going into surgery) I have to tell you something Kirsten. Now lean in close this is important, live from New York it's Saturday night! Boy this stuff really packs a wallop!

    • Doctor: Are you ready Mrs. Nylund?
      Rose: That's a good question Mr Carson, but first i'd like to sing a number from my new album.
      Doctor: She's ready.

    • Blanche: And, God, if in your infinite wisdom you decide to start the aging process on me...

    • Rose: Oh, girls, I just had the most wonderful dream. Sophia, you had the body of a 25-year-old. And Blanche, you were having sex until you were 92!
      Blanche: Ooh!
      Rose: And Dorothy, you....(makes up something on the spot) Well, you met someone who couldn't keep his hands off you.
      Blanche: Maybe we should let you rest, honey.
      Rose: Oh, no, don't go. Seeing you all here helps me know that I'm alive.
      Sophia: It's a miracle!
      Dorothy: Oh, yes, it is!
      Sophia: Dorothy finally met somebody.

    • Sophia: No, Dorothy, you're wrong. Rose can hear us, and if we act like everything's OK, she will too. It's all right, kiddo. We're all here. Dorothy's here. Blanche is here. She wants you to get out of the bed so she can use it. There's a cute doctor she's got her eye on.

    • (right after Rose's surgery)
      Blanche: Oh, gosh, Dorothy, look at her!
      Dorothy: It's the surgery. Nobody looks good after surgery.
      Sophia: Tell that to Cher.

    • (The girls make promises in celebration of Rose's recovery.)
      Sophia: I'm gonna find out what I'm good at. Maybe I'll go to law school.
      Dorothy: Law school? Ma, you'll be 96 by the time you get out!
      Sophia: So? I'll be 96, anyway!
      Dorothy: Well, as long as we'll all making promises in celebration of Rose's miraculous recovery.....I think I'm going to get out more often. (all the girls look at her) What? She can go to law school, and I can't get out more?

  • NOTES (3)

    • In the episode, Sophia, Dorothy, and Blanche await Rose's fate after being admitted into surgery. Ironically, in real life Betty White ended up outliving her co-stars Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur, and Rue McClanahan.

    • When we saw Rose's daughter Kirsten previously, she was a blonde, just like her mother. Now, mysteriously, she is being played by a redheaded actress.

    • The Previously on The Golden Girls is played after the theme opening, voiced by Rue McClanahan.