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Marshall Herskovitz and Edward ZwickDirector
Edward ZwickAir Dates
10/6/87, 12/29/87Guest Stars
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Shirley Knight as Ruth Murdoch; George Coe as Ted Murdoch; Shiri Appleby as Little Hope; Maura Soden as Shelly; Mallory Jones Danaher as SalesladySynopsis
Hope's parents come to visit and she has a yuppie seizure.Summary
Hope's parents come to Philadelphia from Arizona on a visit and she plays the martyr, misinterpreting everything her mother says and being tight-lipped and furious when her father mildly blinks at her mother's annoying little habits. Meanwhile Michael and Gary go through friendship adjustments in the aftermath of Michael's new commitments.Notes
"You're a dead man, Shepherd!" --Hope in the shower, screechingAnalysis
This too was a pretty bad episode. Hope went into hystrionics at the slightest provocation, Michael came across as weak, and her parents were a caricature. OK, so I have a terrific relationship with my parents and it's hard for me to identify with someone who has this kind of a combative, passive/aggressive setup with their folks.
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