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151 :07x01 - It Happened One Night

Oct/30/1988
Steven and Elyse want to take the kids camping, but they believe that they have outgrown such frivolity. As they leave with Andy, Steven and Elyse plant a guilt trip on the kids and soon they are on their way to surprise everyone at the campsite, along with Nick and Lauren. But the only map in the car is for ancient Greece, a few thousand miles from their destination.
Co-Guest Stars: Courteney Cox as Lauren | Scott Valentine as Nick
Director: Matthew Diamond

152 :07x02 - Designing Woman

Nov/06/1988
Mallory loves her new job in the fashion world but soon learns that it's a dog-eat-dog world when her boss steals her ideas for a new fashion line for the working woman.
Guest Stars: Barry Jenner as David Campbell | Debra Engle as Jamie Carter | Hank Azaria as Joe | Hilary Shepard as Yvette | Sandra Canning as Alison
Director: Matthew Diamond
Writer: Katie Ford

153 :07x03 - Truckers

Nov/13/1988
Nick's nephew and Andy have become good friends which leaves Alex feeling left out.
Guest Stars: Kaylan Romero as Rocco |
Co-Guest Stars: Scott Valentine as Nick

154 :07x04 - Beyond Therapy

Nov/27/1988
Alex and Lauren's relationship has suddenly hit a snag, which prompts her to convince Alex to attend a couples counseling session.
Guest Stars: Courteney Cox as Lauren | Scott Valentine as Nick | Don Amendolia as Tom | Diana Bellamy as Dr. Eileen Davidson | Helen Page Camp as Vera | Kathleen Dennehy as Janie | Stephen Baldwin as Bobby
Director: Sam Weisman
Writer: Katie Ford

155 :07x05 - Heartstrings (1)

Dec/04/1988
Steven suffers a heart attack after jogging with Elyse. He is rushed to the hospital but no one can find out what his condition is.
Guest Stars: Christina Pickles as Ruth Hobart | Margaret A. Marx as Young Elyse | Michael David Wright as Young Steven | Philip Baker Hall as Dr. Harrison | Richard Kuss as Mr. Meyers | Carolyn Mignini as Peggy Vincent | Billy Morrissette as the Waiter | Bever-Leigh Banfield as the Nurse
Director: Sam Weisman
Writer: Alan Uger

156 :07x06 - Heartstrings (2)

Dec/11/1988
Steven is undergoing a major heart operation. During the five hour procedure, the kids gather around the waiting room in support for their mom as they discuss the possible outcomes.
Guest Stars: Christina Pickles as Ruth Hobart | Margaret A. Marx as Young Elyse | Michael David Wright as Young Steven | Philip Baker Hall as Dr. Harrison | Richard Kuss as Mr. Meyers | Carolyn Mignini as Peggy Vincent | Jane Ford as Candystriper |
Co-Guest Stars: Courteney Cox as Lauren
Director: Sam Weisman
Writer: Alan Uger

157 :07x07 - Heartstrings (3)

Dec/18/1988
Steven has finally arrived home after his grueling heart surgery and has trouble adjusting to his new restrictions and feels like the family is treating him as an invalid.
Guest Stars: Liz Sheridan as Ginny McCoy | Philip Baker Hall as Dr. Harrison | Tim Eyster as Young Alex | Shannon MacPherson as Young Mallory | Nicholas Rutherford as Young Skippy |
Co-Guest Stars: Courteney Cox as Lauren | Marc Price (1) as Skippy | Scott Valentine as Nick
Director: Sam Weisman
Writer: Alan Uger

158 :07x08 - Basic Training

Jan/01/1989
Low test scored at Grant College has Skippy considering dropping out of school and joining the Army.
Guest Stars: John Marshall Jones as Sgt. Tom Davis | Lois De Banzie as Mrs. Handleman | Raleigh Bond as Mr. Handleman | Daniel Baldwin as Holworthy | John J. York as Matthews | Mark Barnet as Strauss |
Co-Guest Stars: Marc Price (1) as Skippy
Director: Sam Weisman

159 :07x09 - Deja Vu

Jan/08/1989
Mallory is worried that Jennifer's new boyfriend will break her heart as his older brother once did to her years earlier.
Guest Stars: Byron Thames as Josh Wakefield |
Co-Guest Stars: Scott Valentine as Nick
Director: Matthew Diamond

160 :07x10 - Nick's Best Friend

Jan/15/1989
Nick is reunited with his best friend from his childhood, his mangy mutt named Spunkers. While at a birthday party for Andy, Spunkers is hit by a car.
Guest Stars: Tom Isbell as Dr. Austin | Carol Mansell as Woman | Ron Jarvis as Clown | Scott Larose as Lobster | Scott Valentine as Nick
Director: Sam Weisman
Writer: Katie Ford

161 :07x11 - Get Me to the Living Room on Time

Jan/29/1989
Andy befriends an elderly couple who Steven has decided will be the main focus of his next PBS documentary. The family lends its home for the site of the couple's wedding, which is being protested by the groom's son.
Guest Stars: Joshua Shelley as Sam | Douglas Seale as Joseph Simmons | Marie Denn as Eva Martin | Jeff Perry as David | Minnie Summers Lindsey as Rosemary | Mimi Cozzens as Mrs. Clark | Robert Torti as Jack | Paul Mc Isaac as Dr. Cameron
Director: Sam Weisman

162 :07x12 - The Job Not Taken

Feb/05/1989
Alex is chosen to work for a brokerage firm, but will he give up his dream job when he discovers the man he is replacing is the man who recommended him?
Guest Stars: Billy Morrissette as Paul Corman | Christine Jansen as Jessica Foster | David Bowe as Neil Cooper | Ethel Ayler as Ms. Daniels

163 :07x13 - The Wrecker's Ball

Feb/12/1989
Elyse is heartbroken when she learns the first building she ever designed is scheduled for demolition, and the family backs he in the attempt to get it stopped. Meanwhile, Mallory is taking up acupuncture.
Guest Stars: Lyman Ward as John Willis | Vic Polizos as Dave McPhee | Denise Damico as Mrs. Clark | Florence Sundstrom as Woman |
Co-Guest Stars: Scott Valentine as Nick
Director: Sam Weisman

164 :07x14 - My Best Friend's Girl

Feb/19/1989
Lauren offers to help Skippy after he confesses that he has trouble with women. He takes the sessions a bit to seriously when he falls in love with her.
Guest Stars: Maura Tierney as Darlene | Karyn O┬┤Bryan as Pippi | John Lavachielli as Waiter |
Co-Guest Stars: Marc Price (1) as Skippy | Courteney Cox as Lauren
Director: Sam Weisman

165 :07x15 - 'Til Her Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away

Feb/26/1989
Steven backs out as a cosigner for a car loan for Mallory, after overhearing that she plans on taking a cross country trip with Nick in it. But Mallory won't let that stop her as she decides to buy a car from Nick's father in which she can afford by herself.
Guest Stars: Dan Hedaya as Joe Moore |
Co-Guest Stars: Scott Valentine as Nick
Director: Matthew Diamond

166 :07x16 - Simon Says

Mar/05/1989
Jennifer and her friend Simon begin working at a fast food diner. When an infatuated Simon proves to be inept, it's Jennifer who comes to the rescue and in turn receives a promotion, which means she will need to fire her friend. Meanwhile, Alex becomes the object of an 11 year old girl's desires.
Guest Stars: Jaclyn Bernstein as Marla | Jason Naylor as Simon Wickerson | Stephen Lee (1) as Mr. Parker | Richard McGonagle as Male Customer | Baillie Gerstein as Woman
Director: Matthew Diamond
Writer: Katie Ford

167 :07x17 - All in the Neighborhood (1)

Mar/12/1989
Steven and Elyse discover they live in a racist neighborhood when Steve's black co-worker, Gus, moves into the house across the street from them.
Guest Stars: Mark Taylor (1) as Phil | Keith Amos as Michael Thompson | Kevin Dunn (1) as Glen | John Hancock as Gus Thompson | Rosalind Cash as Maya Thompson | Jane Daly as Christine Chadway | Maris Clement as Ginny | Robert Schanche as Sam
Director: Matthew Diamond
Writer: Ruth Bennett

168 :07x18 - All in the Neighborhood (2)

Mar/19/1989
Steven and Elyse learn of Gus and Maya's work they did in the civil rights demonstrations back in the '60's after returning home to find their living room has been destroyed by bigoted vandals.
Guest Stars: Betsy Randle as Nancy | Mark Taylor (1) as Phil | Dan Gilvezan as Officer Steele | Keith Amos as Michael Thompson | John Hancock as Gus Thompson | Rosalind Cash as Maya Thompson | Charles Bouvier as Officer Larson
Director: Matthew Diamond
Writer: Ruth Bennett

169 :07x19 - They Can't Take That Away From Me (1)

Apr/02/1989
Alex begins his first economics lecture at Leland college when he is interrupted by a scatter brained female music student. Soon, he finds himself attracted to this girl and puts his relationship with Lauren under a strain.
Guest Stars: Jane Adams (2) as Marty Brodie |
Co-Guest Stars: Courteney Cox as Lauren
Director: Matthew Diamond

170 :07x20 - They Can't Take That Away From Me (2)

Apr/09/1989
Alex's situation between Lauren and Marty heightens when they all meet in the school cafeteria. Although Alex needs to work on his valedictory address for the graduation ceremonies, he finds himself talking to the images of Freud, Sartre and Shakespeare for advice.
Guest Stars: Jane Adams (2) as Marty Brodie | Marianne Muellerleile as Cecelia
Director: Matthew Diamond

171 :07x21 - Rain Forests Keep Falling on My Head

Apr/16/1989
Jennifer invites her whole family to participate in making the world ecologically sound after hearing about its condition in her science class.
Guest Stars: Barry Heins as Mr. Hilgenberg
Director: Rita Rogers

172 :07x22 - Wrap Around the Clock (1)

Apr/23/1989
Andy needs help in planning a Keaton family time capsule which includes a history of them all.
Co-Guest Stars: Scott Valentine as Nick Moore | Courteney Cox as Lauren Miller | Marc Price (1) as Irwin "Skippy" Handelman
Writer: Katie Ford

173 :07x23 - Wrap Around the Clock (2)

Apr/23/1989
The Keaton's share their fondest memories as they help Andy with his time capsule about his family history.
Co-Guest Stars: Scott Valentine as Nick Moore | Courteney Cox as Lauren | Marc Price (1) as Skippy
Writer: Katie Ford

174 :07x24 - Mr. Keaton Takes a Vacation

May/07/1989
Mallory asks if Nick can stay at the Keaton home while his apartment gets painted. Steven is not too enthusiastic about the situation and even bunkers down in the living room to assure that no hanky panky will occur with Mallory.
Co-Guest Stars: Scott Valentine as Nick Moore
Director: Sam Weisman

175 :07x25 - Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1)

May/14/1989
Elyse is stunned when Alex announces he has landed a dream job on Wall Street in NY, and will be required to move their immediately.
Guest Stars: Nina Mann as Ms. Williams | Daniel Weisman as Marc | Sarah McCrary as Violet | Alan Zuckerman as Davey | Marissa Rosen as Child #1 | Ginny Wohland as Child #2 | Nichole Francois as Child #3 |
Co-Guest Stars: Scott Valentine as Nick Moore | Courteney Cox as Lauren | Marc Price (1) as Skippy
Director: Sam Weisman

176 :07x26 - Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2)

May/14/1989
Alex and Elyse need to have a talk after a blow up over his accepting a new job in NY, and his shunning of his family, calling him arrogant and inconsiderate. Come the next morning, Alex is off for his new life.
Guest Stars: Terry Wills as Cabbie | Nina Mann as Ms. Williams | Daniel Weisman as Marc | Sarah McCrary as Violet | Alan Zuckerman as Davey | Marissa Rosen as Child #1 | Ginny Wohland as Child #2 | Nichole Francois as Child #3 |
Co-Guest Stars: Courteney Cox as Lauren | Marc Price (1) as Skippy | Scott Valentine as Nick
Director: Sam Weisman
Warning: Family Ties guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 1982
Ended: September 17, 1989
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