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Episode 1: "Ain't Miss Beholden" (recap)
Original airdate: 9/29/1982
When Jo's scholarship gets cut from Eastland's budget, she pissily refuses to accept help from Blair's family's scholarship foundation.
Episode 2: "The Source" (recap)
Original airdate: 10/6/1982
Natalie gets into hot water with the headmaster when she writes a story about abortion, and attributes all of her "personal point of view" information to a faux source named Louise.
Episode 3: "The Sounds of Silence" (recap)
Original airdate: 10/27/1982
Tootie gets an ear infection, and for some unfathomable reason refuses to see a doctor.
Episode 4: "The Oldest Living Graduate" (recap)
Original airdate: 11/3/1982
Jo lips off to Eastland's oldest graduate, and the old woman responds by making Jo the beneficiary of her estate.
Episode 5: "Different Drummer" (recap)
Original airdate: 11/10/1982
Blair is instantly smitten with Roy's attractive new delivery assistant...but when she learns he's
, she recombobulates her intentions and takes him on as a pet project.
Episode 6: "Dearest Mommie" (recap)
Original airdate: 11/17/1982
When Natalie learns the name of her bio mom, she tracks her down in the phone book and meets her for the first time.
Episode 7: "A Woman's Place" (recap)
Original airdate: 11/24/1982
Jo's budding romance with a fellow mechanic sours after she - and not he - is offered a promotion.
Episode 8: "Daddy's Girl" (recap)
Original airdate: 12/1/1982
Blair becomes disillusioned with her father when she learns that he cheats on his taxes.
Episode 9: "Academy II, aka The Big Fight" (recap)
Original airdate: 12/8/1982
In another failed spin-off attempt, Natalie drops by the Stone Military Academy to watch Alfred Webster compete in a boxing tournament.
Episode 10: "For the Asking" (recap)
Original airdate: 12/15/1982
Natalie tries to get the rest of the
gals to boycott a Sadie Hawkins dance...but then abandons the effort when the boy she likes tells her he wants her to invite him.
Episode 11: "September Song" (recap)
Original airdate: 12/22/1982
Mrs. Garrett's new beau proves what a total dickwad he is when he hurts his back at Eastland, stays indefinitely, and expects to be waited on hand and foot.
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