Frankie is finally marrying Mitch. Alex has decorated her house for the big event, but there is still controversy whether or not Teddy will come. Just as expected, Teddy comes through with a less then enthused attitude about the event. Teddy reveals to Mitch who he was actually talking to on the phone. Deciding it’s a sign, Frankie informs Mitch that she can't go ahead with the wedding.
Meanwhile, Alex is paid a visit from Wade’s business partners. They know Wade has left and want Alex to reimburse them for their loses.
Original Air Date:
June 15, 1991
Other Information (Trivia, Fun Facts, etc):
This is the first episode where they do a new show trick. There is a break in the scene and it cuts to one of the main characters, expressing how they really feel about the situation. And then it goes back to the rest of the scene.
I have to wonder if Sela Ward, who played Teddy, liked this type of shot. Because in recent times, on her show Once and Again, this is a format they use in every show.
John signs, “If you wanna Be Happy for the rest of your life, make an ugly woman your wife” a song by The Skatalites, in reference to marriage.
Bea gives Frankie a silver rose pendant. And Bea mentions that she was given only 4 of them for her daughters. And she says to Frankie, “I saved the last one for you”. Uh - who ELSE would she give it to? Would she give one of her other 3 daughters two pendants? Seems only logical she would give one to each of her four daughters, if she “only had four to give”.
Basically, what Wade’s partners tell Alex is unless they can find Wade (who they think is in Costa Rica) they’re going to get it from her. At this point, Alex realizes that it’s in her best interest to not be in denial and try to find Wade.
Title: “Deja Vu All Over Again”
It’s first said by Mitch’s mother, in reference to Frankie and Mitch’s wedding reminding her of Mitch and Teddy’s wedding. And she also curses the marriage, declaring it would never work. That’s got to be bad luck in some wedding rule book.
This is perhaps one of the best episodes and most remarkable of all seasons. The one scene most remember is when Teddy shots Alex’s crystal chandler, and shots all the crystal figurines Alex has on display.