While Nancy and Buddy prepare for their parents' 25th wedding-anniversary party, Willie meets, and falls in love with, a physics student named Lizzy -- who, as he soon finds out, has radiation sickness.
Written by David Jacobs; produced by Nigel McKeand; directed by E. W. Swackhamer.
Brooke Adams: Lizzy.
Gretchen Corbett: Ellen.
Christopher Woods: Steve.
Dan Millington: Eric.
Nancy: Hey, you doing anything this afternoon? Willie: I'm working. Nancy: Oh. At home, or a real job? Willie: I wonder if Neil Simon's sister asks him that. "You fooling around again today, Neil, writing another Odd Couple -- or are you going to a real job, like at the car wash?"
[A rocket is fired] Willie: That was beautiful! Lizzie: Isn't it? Willie: Aren't you gonna send up the other one? Lizzie: I wasn't going to. Willie: Why did you bring two? Lizzie: In case that one fizzled out. I hate it when they fizzle out. Lizzie (into the phone): Listen, I can't chat right now. Willie: Well, I don't wanna chat, I just wanna see you again. Lizzie: I can't. I forgot, I have plans tonight. Willie: How about tomorrow night, then? Lizzie: I have plans tomorrow night, too. Willie: When? Lizzie: I don't know. I'm sorry, goodbye. [hangs up, sees Ellen walking in] Ellen: Morning. Lizzie: Morning. Ellen: I heard you come home at the crack of dawn. Lizzie: Wasn't that late. Ellen: Whatever you say. [pause] Well, tell. Lizzie: I met a guy at the movies. We went out to the beach. Ellen: Who was he, and who were you? Lizzie: Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan, I think. Ellen: Oh yeah? Lizzie: I dunno. Ellen: Was that him? Lizzie: Nope. Ellen: You seeing him tonight? Lizzie: Nope. Ellen: Steve's cousin is in town. You wanna make it a foursome? Lizzie: OK. Ellen: "OK"? Not, "What's he like?" Well, I'll tell you: he's cute as a button. And... just about that interesting. Lizzie: Well, I'm not doing anything. Ellen: Suppose your movie pal calls? Lizzie: He won't.
Nancy: Oh -- you two, don't make any plans for your anniversary. Doug: Anniversary? It's three months off. Nancy: Oh, this year we're gonna do something very special for your 25th. Kate: Sweet thought, Nancy, even if it is our 27th. Nancy: Well, Grandma died just before your 25th, and your anniversary kinda got lost -- and you were in New York, last year -- so we owe you a 25th. And a 25th you're gonna have. Kate: It always seemed to me that a wedding anniversary is a private celebration. After all, you kids weren't even around. Nancy: Well, I wasn't around in 1492, either, but I still celebrate Columbus Day.
Buddy (looking at pic #5, above): Now that's cute!