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Empty Nest Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

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Oct 8, 1988
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Pilot Oct 8, 1988 Harry is proposed to eighteen months after the death of his wife.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Check Isn't In the Mail

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Oct 22, 1988
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The Check Isn't In the Mail Oct 22, 1988 Carol gets all dolled up for a date with her contemptible ex-husband. Harry thinks Dreyfuss may be sick.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Barbara Gets Shot

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Oct 29, 1988
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Barbara Gets Shot Oct 29, 1988 Harry tries to get Barbara to give up her police career after she is shot.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Fatal Attraction

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Nov 5, 1988
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Fatal Attraction Nov 5, 1988 Neighbor Blanche thinks she is in love with Harry and comes on strong when showing her affection. An old friend of the family dies after an illness. Carol decides to move in and take care of her father.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Father of the Bride

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Nov 12, 1988
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Father of the Bride Nov 12, 1988 Harry is ecstatic when Barbara accepts her surgeon boyfriend's marriage proposal, but she has second thoughts the night before the wedding.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Harry's Vacation

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Nov 19, 1988
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Harry's Vacation Nov 19, 1988 Harry thinks he has become a burden on Carol and Barbara when they send him away on a vacation, despite his objections.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Tinker to Evers to Tucson

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Nov 26, 1988
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Tinker to Evers to Tucson Nov 26, 1988 When husband Nick is traded to a Japanese baseball team, Laverne is forced to quit. A sick Charley camps out on Harry's couch.

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Season 01, Episode 08 What's a Father to Do?

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Dec 3, 1988
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What's a Father to Do? Dec 3, 1988 Harry makes plans to accompany Carol to see her photographs displayed in an art gallery, and also to attend a ceremony honoring Barbara with a gold medal of valor. The problem is, both events are on the same day.

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Season 01, Episode 09 Harry's Friend

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Dec 10, 1988
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Harry's Friend Dec 10, 1988 Harry isn't too happy when Carol begins dating his old friend.

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Season 01, Episode 10 Libby's Gift

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Dec 17, 1988
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Libby's Gift Dec 17, 1988 An organ that Libby ordered before dying finally arrives at the house and Harry becomes determined to learn to play it in time for his and Libby's anniversary. Barbara and Carol worry that he is going too far. A patient asks Harry for birth control.

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Season 01, Episode 11 The First Time, Again

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Jan 7, 1989
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The First Time, Again Jan 7, 1989 Harry is encouraged to spend a weekend alone with his girlfriend. Jeffrey Millstein's imagination runs wild after he sees a scary movie.

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Season 01, Episode 12 Full Nest

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Jan 14, 1989
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Full Nest Jan 14, 1989 Financial trouble forces Barbara to move back in with Harry but it's not all fun and games. A lonely Carol soon decides to move in as well.

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Season 01, Episode 13 Here's a Howdy-Do

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Jan 28, 1989
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Here's a Howdy-Do Jan 28, 1989 Harry doesn't understand why no one likes his new girlfriend, but soon realizes they were right. When the relationship ends, Carol, who actually liked the lady, questions her own instincts.

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Season 01, Episode 14 Strange Bedfellows

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Feb 4, 1989
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Strange Bedfellows Feb 4, 1989 Carol falls in love with a South American freedom fighter and announces she's going away with him. Jeffrey Millstein falls in love with Laverne.

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Season 01, Episode 15 Tears of a Clown

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Feb 6, 1989
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Tears of a Clown Feb 6, 1989 Carol becomes public relations director of the hospital and causes a multi-million dollar lawsuit when she reveals the mental problems of local celebrity Poko the Clown at a press conference. Charley convinces Barbara to pose as his fiance to get a promotion.

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Season 01, Episode 16 Blame It on the Moon

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Feb 11, 1989
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Blame It on the Moon Feb 11, 1989 The Westons laugh when Charley says the full moon will bring love, but then realize he could be right. A rude doctor catches Harry's eye. Carol's finds romance when a man returns run-away Dreyfuss (who in turn finds love in the man's female dog). A stake-out leads Barbara into the arms of a high-school boyfriend.

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Season 01, Episode 17 Dumped

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Feb 18, 1989
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Dumped Feb 18, 1989 Barbara falls in love with neighbor, Dorothy's nephew, but is surprisingly not phased when he dumps her. Dorothy and Harry have an argument when Dorothy blames Barbara for the breakup.

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Season 01, Episode 18 The More Things Change...

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Feb 25, 1989
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The More Things Change... Feb 25, 1989 The hospital's new owner forces Harry to move his practice after 25 years in the same office. Meanwhile, Carol tries to amend the past after reading Emily's old diary and Charley tries out a new look.

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Season 01, Episode 19 Man of the Year

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Mar 4, 1989
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Man of the Year Mar 4, 1989 When Harry receives a Man of the Year award, his estranged father comes to town for the ceremony, but Harry gets upset when he learns that his father didn't think he could make it as a doctor. Carol overhears the conversation and thinks her grandfather is dying.

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Season 01, Episode 20 Cyrano de Weston

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Mar 18, 1989
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Cyrano de Weston Mar 18, 1989 Harry gives Charley advice on how to impress a new girlfriend, who turns out to be the same lady Harry is seeing. When a relative dies and leaves Barbara and Emily money, Carol is anxious to see what she'll be getting but isn't too thrilled when it arrives.

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Season 01, Episode 21 My Sister, My Friend

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Mar 25, 1989
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My Sister, My Friend Mar 25, 1989 Harry promises to take Carol and Barbara with him to Paris if the two can go one month without fighting. Charley wins a greyhound in a card game.

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Season 01, Episode 22 A Life in the Day

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Apr 1, 1989
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A Life in the Day Apr 1, 1989 Harry sees five patients: a week-old baby, a five-year-old whose father denies the boy's onset diabetes; a seven-year-old curious about sex; an eleven-year-old having the cast removed from his arm; a belligerent 14-year-old who uses drugs; and an 18-year-old picking up his medical records before going away to college. The end of the episode reveals that all of these have been the same patient at different ages.

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