Baby, I'm Back Season 1
S01 E01Jan 30, 1978
Living Proof Jan 30, 1978 This first episode begins with Olivia and Luzelle at her lawyers officially declaring Raymond Ellis legally dead after no contact or calls have been made for the last seven years. Ray runs into an old friend in California who informs him that Olivia has declared him dead legally and is getting remarried. Ray flies back to reconcile with Olivia and the children. 14 year old son Jordan is not at all thrilled when he learns his his father is back while Angie is estatic, Luzelle is attacks him with dishrags as Olivia walks in with disappointment once she realizes he is back. Although Ray is back, Olivia continues with her plans to marry Wallace Dickey but the wedding the wedding gets a suprise guest. Ray moves into Olivia's building to be closer to her and the kids.
S01 E02Feb 6, 1978
Pay or Die Feb 6, 1978 After his mother refuses to give Jorden $300.00 for drums, Ray offers to give the Jordan the cash also hoping this will bring him closer to his son. Olivia is furious and tells Ray off then makes Jordan return the drums and give Ray's money back. Jordan then accuses his father of giving him the money to get closer to his mother.
S01 E03Feb 13, 1978
Farewell to Boyish Charm Feb 13, 1978 With Luzelle and the kids leaving for the weekend, Olivia plans a romantic dinner for her and Wallace, who calls to tell Olivia that he is unable to make it due to army manuvers but it is Ray who takes the call and manages to use Wallace's absence to his advantage to spend a romantic evening with Olivia; Luzelle and the kids gets stranded on the road after the car breaks down.
S01 E04Feb 20, 1978
The Loneliest Night of the Week Feb 20, 1978 Olivia is all dressed up to go to a banquet at the pentagon with Wallace, but Wallace and Ray go for drinks at the local hangout and Wallace ends up getting drunk and shares moments of his past like with Ray. See ""Quotes"" section for some funny lines from this episode.
S01 E05Feb 27, 1978
Beat by a Drum Feb 27, 1978 Olivia is furious when she discovers that after spending the day with Ray Jordan made bets at the racetrack winning $200.00. Ray convinces Olivia to let him bet the money on a longshot horse that Jordan predicts to win for $18,000. Olivia soon changes her tunes once she realizes that the horse is winning the race on television. Luzelle gets smashed (drunk) while attempting to cook a french dinner for Angie and Jordan ""after a day with that low-life father"".
S01 E06Mar 6, 1978
The Gospel According to Angie Mar 6, 1978 Olivia, Wallace and the kids go out of town for the weekend while Luzelle stays behind. Ray drops in to find out Olivia has left with her fiancee' and the kids then manages to find out where they are staying from Luzelle without her knowing right away. As Ray is driving his friend's motor home on highway I-95, someone comes out of hiding in a wooden chest inside of the motor home. Much to Ray's suprise, it is Luzelle. Olivia and the rest of the clan return due to bad weather while Ray and Luzelle have to spend the evening together stuck on the highway due to a bad snowstorm.
S01 E07Mar 13, 1978
The Confessions of Col. Wallace Dickey Mar 13, 1978 Due to Luzelle's insomia, Angie is sent to room with Jordan who protests against his mother's wishes by going upstairs to room with Ray, who tries to make him go back to his mother so Ray can have peace and watch a game on TV. Eventally everyone meets in Ray's apartment and eventually comes to an agreement as to who will sleep where which brings an unexpected result for Ray.
S01 E08Mar 20, 1978
A Day at the Races Mar 20, 1978 Ray gets a temporary job in Hialeah, FL and makes a bet with Olivia that Wallace could fall under temptation of another woman. Ray tells her that if Wallace fights temptation, he will take the job in Hialeah and leave for the time, and if Wallace gives to the woman, Olivia must spend a romantic night at Ray's place. Olivia puts herself in disguise and proceeds to seduce Wallace with Ray watching at the local hangout. Will the uptight Colnel give in? You have to watch and find out.
S01 E09Mar 27, 1978
Survival of the Fittest Mar 27, 1978 Ray briefs the viewing audience in a voiceover about how Olivia and Wallace tried to get married and had him declared leagally dead. He of course foiled the attempt, but Olivia and Wallace attempt again to get married causing Ray to try and get himself declared legally alive so she will not be able to marry another person. Olivia suprises him by moving up the time of the wedding so that Ray will not have enough time to spoil the ceremony.
S01 E10Apr 3, 1978
Like Father, Unlike Son (a.k.a.) The Odd Couple Apr 3, 1978 Ray is all of the sudden been tracked down by two men who claim that they are loan shark collectors for someone who lent Ray $200.00 seven years ago. Ray must pay back the $200.00 plus the interest per week over the seven years that was accumulated bringing the amount to $7,280.00. He is threatened and is afraid for his life. He goes to Olivia for help but she accuses him of lying.
S01 E11Apr 10, 1978
Olivia's Job Offer Apr 10, 1978 It is Ray and Olivia's 15th wedding anniversary. Ray has romantic plans for the evening but Olivia would rather spend a nice quiet evening with her fiancee' Wallace. Unlucky with his plans, Ray goes to the local bar and runs into Racine Parks. A woman he and Olivia went to high school with. Since Ray couldn't have Olivia, he decides to take Racine to his place for a rendevous but not without stopping by Olivia's first to see Olivia and then up to his place causing Olivia to be jealous. Ray and Racine's fun comes to an end when Ray gets a phone call from someone that knows what he and Racine have been up to.
S01 E12Apr 17, 1978
You Bet Your Wife Apr 17, 1978 Angie puts on a church play about the story of Ruth from the Bible with a little twist. Ruth is about to marry another man (who is bald at the top of the head) until the ""prodigal son"" (played by Jordan) returns after 7 years and claims that Ruth is still his wife and remarries her. Ruth's mother responds by dropping dead. It was told that Ruth remarried her first husband for the sake of the children. And of course, it is revealed by Angie in front of the whole congregation that Ray helped her write this church play. (It was so obvious, right?) Oliva angrily decides to leave on a trip with Wallace despite Ray's objections.
S01 E13Apr 24, 1978
Guamward Bound Apr 24, 1978 In this final episode for the season, Olivia runs into her friend Anita at the Pentagon who tells her about how great the place Guam is and how it was life changing for her. With some mistaken encouragement from her mother Olivia does some re-examining in her life and decides not choose between Ray and Wallace, leave her life and job behind, pick up her family and move to the dry gultch location of Guam.