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A tornado hits Cleveland, forcing the three ladies to take shelter in Elka's basement. While down there, Elka's criminal past is revealed. Melanie starts to reconsider her relationship with policeman Pete. Joy receives a test from an unexpected source. Victoria worries she won't be around to accept her Emmy award, or worse, that her rival Susan Lucci will accept on her behalf.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 110
Airdate: Wednesday August 18th, 2010

Director: Gil Junger
Writer: Vanessa McCarthy

Alternate Airdates:


  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (9 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Susan LucciSusan Lucci
As Herself

Guest Stars
David StarzykDavid Starzyk
As Pete Szymborska
Rand HoldrenRand Holdren
As Nooner

Co-Guest Stars
Stephen HollandStephen Holland
As Antique Expert
Main Cast
Betty WhiteBetty White
As Elka Ostrovsky
Valerie BertinelliValerie Bertinelli
As Melanie Moretti
Jane LeevesJane Leeves
As Joy Scroggs
Wendie MalickWendie Malick
As Victoria Chase


The season finale kicks off with Melanie and Joy trying to get into the Tornado shelter and Elka won’t let them in. She doesn’t want them to see her stash and they say that they don’t care about the stash and to let them in. Victoria comes outside and she is in a fancy dress. Elka finally opens and reminds them not to tell anyone. They enter and they all have surprised looks on their faces. The show flashbacks to earlier that day and Melanie is listening to the weather report and Victoria turns it off and tells that she is on a phone call with Paris to make sure that her dress will be ready to her before the hour, she needs to get out of Cleveland to LA for an awards ceremony. Victoria’s show, “The Edge of Tomorrow”, is being cancelled and it is the last chance that Victoria will be to show Susan Luci who the real daytime actress is. Joy tells that she has a „booty call” and tells that she needs a good “Rogering”. Melanie is scared of the tornado. She opens the door and the wind is strong. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorSuzanne Martin
Executive ProducerSean Hayes (2)  |  Suzanne Martin  |  Todd Milliner  |  Lynda Obst
Co-Executive ProducerChuck Ranberg  |  Chris Marcil  |  Sam Johnson (1)  |  Anne Flett-Giordano
ProducerLiz Feldman  |  Bob Heath (1)
Associate ProducerBradley Gardner  |  Matthew Conner  |  Jeff Melnick
Production DesignerMichael Hynes
EditorRonald A. Volk
CastingCollin Daniel  |  Brett Greenstein
Unit Production ManagerBob Heath (1)
First Assistant DirectorDennis Capps
Second Assistant DirectorRobyn Linn Willey
MusicRon Wasserman  |  Emerson Swinford
Costume DesignerLori Eskowitz
Set DecoratorMelinda Ritz
Property MasterMelody Miller
Production Sound MixerJeff Johnson (2)
Script SupervisorKari Hendler
Script CoordinatorLisa Slopey
Re-Recording MixerCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Jack Donato
Director of PhotographyGary Howard Baum
Associate DirectorPeter Filsinger
Costume SupervisorTherese McDonough  |  Ashley Steuer
Department Head HairCydney Cornell
Casting AssociateSherie Hernandez
Department Head Make-upLori Benson
Production StaffJessica Wood
Warning: Hot In Cleveland season 1 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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