The Golden Girls

Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Unknown Oct 05, 1985 on NBC

Episode Recap

Blanche's sister Virginia, is coming to Miami for a visit and Blanche is cleaning up the house for her. Blanche claims to hate her sister and says that Virginia often schemed to get Blanche in trouble and once even electrocuted her! However, at lunch, Blanche said that she found that she and Virginia were getting alone fine, but Blanche thinks that she was only being nice because she wants something.

At dinner, Virginia tells Blanche that she is dying and needs Blanche's kidney to live. Blanche is distraught and although she hates her sister, she decides to give her kidney to Virginia. Blanche comes back two days afterward and tells them that her kidney could not be used (her blood vessels were too small) but another donor was found though (it belonged to a retired schoolteacher). Virginia's life is saved and Blanche looks forward to getting to know her sister better. Maenwhile, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia take care of a baby.