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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: Sandra Canning as Alison | Hilary Shepard as Yvette | Hank Azaria as Joe | Debra Engle as Jamie Carter | Barry Jenner as David Campbell
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: Stephen Baldwin as Bobby | Kathleen Dennehy as Janie | Helen Page Camp as Vera | Diana Bellamy as Dr. Eileen Davidson | Don Amendolia as Tom | Scott Valentine as Nick | Courteney Cox as Lauren
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: Bever-Leigh Banfield as the Nurse | Billy Morrissette as the Waiter | Carolyn Mignini as Peggy Vincent | Richard Kuss as Mr. Meyers | Philip Baker Hall as Dr. Harrison | Michael David Wright as Young Steven | Margaret A. Marx as Young Elyse | Christina Pickles as Ruth Hobart
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: Jane Ford as Candystriper | Carolyn Mignini as Peggy Vincent | Richard Kuss as Mr. Meyers | Philip Baker Hall as Dr. Harrison | Michael David Wright as Young Steven | Margaret A. Marx as Young Elyse | Christina Pickles as Ruth Hobart |
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: Nicholas Rutherford as Young Skippy | Shannon MacPherson as Young Mallory | Tim Eyster as Young Alex | Philip Baker Hall as Dr. Harrison | Liz Sheridan as Ginny McCoy |
Co-Guest Stars: Scott Valentine as Nick | Marc Price (1) as Skippy | Courteney Cox as Lauren
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: Mark Barnet as Strauss | John J. York as Matthews | Daniel Baldwin as Holworthy | Raleigh Bond as Mr. Handleman | Lois De Banzie as Mrs. Handleman | John Marshall Jones as Sgt. Tom Davis |
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: Scott Valentine as Nick | Scott Larose as Lobster | Ron Jarvis as Clown | Carol Mansell as Woman | Tom Isbell as Dr. Austin
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: Paul Mc Isaac as Dr. Cameron | Robert Torti as Jack | Mimi Cozzens as Mrs. Clark | Minnie Summers Lindsey as Rosemary | Jeff Perry as David | Marie Denn as Eva Martin | Douglas Seale as Joseph Simmons | Joshua Shelley as Sam
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: Ethel Ayler as Ms. Daniels | David Bowe as Neil Cooper | Christine Jansen (1) as Jessica Foster | Billy Morrissette as Paul Corman

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: John Lavachielli as Waiter | Karyn O┬┤Bryan as Pippi | Maura Tierney as Darlene |
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: Baillie Gerstein as Woman | Richard McGonagle as Male Customer | Stephen Lee (1) as Mr. Parker | Jason Naylor as Simon Wickerson | Jaclyn Bernstein as Marla
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: Robert Schanche as Sam | Maris Clement as Ginny | Jane Daly as Christine Chadway | Rosalind Cash as Maya Thompson | John Hancock as Gus Thompson | Kevin Dunn (1) as Glen | Keith Amos as Michael Thompson | Mark Taylor (1) as Phil
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: Charles Bouvier as Officer Larson | Rosalind Cash as Maya Thompson | John Hancock as Gus Thompson | Keith Amos as Michael Thompson | Dan Gilvezan as Officer Steele | Mark Taylor (1) as Phil | Betsy Randle as Nancy
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: Marc Price (1) as Irwin "Skippy" Handelman | Courteney Cox as Lauren Miller | Scott Valentine as Nick Moore
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: Alan Zuckerman as Davey | Marissa Rosen as Child #1 | Ginny Wohland as Child #2 | Nichole Francois as Child #3 | Sarah McCrary as Violet | Daniel Weisman as Marc | Nina Mann as Ms. Williams |
Co-Guest Stars: Marc Price (1) as Skippy | Courteney Cox as Lauren | Scott Valentine as Nick Moore
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: Nichole Francois as Child #3 | Ginny Wohland as Child #2 | Marissa Rosen as Child #1 | Alan Zuckerman as Davey | Sarah McCrary as Violet | Daniel Weisman as Marc | Nina Mann as Ms. Williams | Terry Wills as Cabbie |
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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