Reed returns unexpectedly to Winnetka, and tells Alex that her husband, Kirby, took her baby and left her. Later, Alex learns the truth and ends all communication with Reed. Alex, Teddy, Charley and Bea plan a party for Georgie's 40th birthday. However, they plan to re-celebrate her 10th birthday, since Georgie is depressed about her advancing age. Georgie has a fantasy that she is being interviewed by Willard Scott on her 100th birthday, but has no accomplishments in her life to show for it. Teddy proudly buys Cat a new car as her college graduation gift. After they get carjacked, Teddy buys handguns for her and Cat. When Teddy sees the carjacker again, she confronts him, and he shoots her. When Teddy does not arrive for Georgie's party, everyone wonders where she is.
Original Air Date:
September 23, 1995
Other Information (Trivia, Fun Facts, etc):
Could they not think of a better name for the 100th episode?
During the beginning sauna scene, Charlie comes back - but is now played by Sheila Kelley. Each sister comments on how they “barely recognize her”. It’s almost like the way they introduce the “new” Becky in Roseanne.
In the same fashion, the character Reed, Alex’s daughter, is now played by Noelle Parker
- replacing Ashley Judd, who we can assume started her movie career. But nothing is said about her “transformation”, like was said about Charlie’s.
In reference to “Big Brother” based off George Orwell’s novel, 1984. Big Brother was described as a totalitarian society in which the government, referred to as the Party, had almost complete control over the people and watched their every move. In the scene, Georgie talks to her home, which has a voice activated computer who knew exactly how many apple pies she had baked in her lifetime.
Bea: I’m sure you’ll do find on your assignment, you always did.
Georgie: I don’t know mom, things sure have changed since I was in school. My fellow students look like they belong in a day care center, my professor wears jeans and a earring. Oh! And I have this smart ass lab partner, who’s a know-it-all, and actually asked me if I had ever hosted a Tupper Ware party!
Bea: Well, it was one of the nicest ones I’ve ever been to. What?! Who says you cant be a good therapist and still know how to store food properly?
Teddy: Can you believe it? Reliable Lock Smiths went out of business! I find that pretty unreliable!
Cat: Earlier today, while I was in the parking garage with officer Griffin, I had an epiphany.
Teddy: You just met him, isn’t a little too soon to be fooling around?