Season 2, Episode 8 – The Kindness of Strangers

Air Date: 16th November 1991

Written By: Richard Gollance

Directed By: Jan Eliasberg

Guest Stars:
Thomas Ian Nicholas (Jason)

Alex’s sisters talk her into joining a computer dating service. Victor, a plumber’s apprentice who fixes her bathroom, overhears and asks her out. Alex refuses and goes out with a computer match, which turns out to be a disaster. Alex goes out with Victor, gets drunk and wakes up in bed with him the next morning. Alex refuses to see Victor again. John and Georgie fight with their neighbor, Mr. Rattner, about their tree that drops leaves in his yard. Evan, whose leukemia prevents him from playing with friends, is up in the tree when Mr.Rattner cuts it down. Mr. Rattner rushes Evan to the hospital and they learn that Mr. Rattner’s wife recently died of cancer. Frankie has to make a big effort to get along with her abrasive mother-in-law, Naomi Margolis. Finally, Alex surprises Victor by showing up at the pool hall for a date with him.