The Golden Girls

Season 1 Episode 16

The Truth Will Out (a.k.a.) The Will

Aired Unknown Jan 18, 1986 on NBC
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The Truth Will Out (a.k.a.) The Will
Rose is apprehensive about a visit from her daughter and granddaughter, since their reason for coming is to settle Rose's late-husband's will. But when her daughter takes a look at the will, Rose must explain where all of Charlie's money went. Meanwhile, Blanche gets caught up in the tabloids of a society murder.moreless

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  • Rose fears what her daughter will say when she finds out her father wasn't rich.

    I didn't like this storyline, basically because Rose didn't seem "in character." The other girls also just danced around her mediocore story and there wasn't a solid B-story. This had the potential to be a little bit funnier, but the story with Rose and her daughter just didn't capture my attention.
  • Rose\'s daughter and granddaughter, named Charlie come to town to talk about Rose\'s late husband, Charlie\'s, will. Rose becomes embarassed when she has to explain where all his money went. Blanche becomes enthralled with a local murder in the news.moreless

    This is a good episode because it shows Rose\'s family coming into town to see her, which rarely happens in the show. Good episode. I also like to hear Blanche try to put the peices together about a local murder that is on the front page of every newspaper. Rose\'s granddaughter, oddly enough is Charlie, the same as her late husband\'s. She becomes slightly embarassed when she has to explain where all of Charlie\'s money has gone to over the years. As in most episodes involving the girls and their children, her daughter gets upset and makes Rose feel real bad, before making up at the end.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode Kirsten is delighted and charmed by the ladies and that her mother is living with them. However, in "Home Again, Rose" Kirsten is snarky and resentful that her mother lives with the ladies and goes to certain measures to keep them away from Rose in her time of need. This is not who Kirsten is set up to be here.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Blanche: If you think it's none of my business just say "Blanche, it's none of your business".
      Dorothy: Blanche, you once caught me coming out of the kitchen naked with an Oreo in my mouth. We have no secrets, now ask your damn question.

    • Blanche: Wills make people do crazy things.
      Dorothy: Like what Blanche?
      Blanche: Like killing people. Do you know what they just uncovered in the Duncan Osgood murder case? That the day before she was murdered, Tippi Paxton Osgood had changed her will, making Duncan the sole heir to the Paxton Napkin fortune! That man is GUILTY!
      Dorothy: Oh come on! That's circumstantial evidence! I mean, it's not enough to convict him!
      Blanche: Well actually, the more damning evidence was the snapshot they found of Duncan dressed in scuba gear, dragging Tippi's body down the stairs, wrapped in a carpet.
      Dorothy: Maybe it was from their wedding album.

    • Blanche: My whole life is an open book.
      Sophia: Your whole life is an open blouse!

    • Rose: My granddaughter wants to be an astronaut.
      Charley: Not really grandma, I just want to meet boys who want to be astronauts.
      Blanche: Me too!

    • Blanche: You didn't eat your brussels sprouts.
      Charley: I don't like brussels sprouts.
      Sophia: Neither do I. (opens her purse) Put them in here with mine.

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