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Rose's younger sister Holly, whom she's never really cared for, comes for a visit and clicks instantly with Dorothy and Blanche, to the point where she excludes Rose from all of their activities. When Rose tries to point this out, however, neither of the girls believes her, causing a rift to form between them.
Meanwhile, Sophia looks after Dreyfuss, dog of Dr. Harry Weston (from Empty Nest), but he soon runs away.
The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche on the couch, as Rose tells the others about Holly deliberately excluding her from their activities.
Inga Swenson, Rose's sister Holly, played Ingrid Swanson in Susan Harris' earlier sitcom Soap.
(Dorothy is asleep on the couch. Dreyfuss is right in her face.)
Dorothy: Ma, did you have a sardine sandwich again?
Blanche: Why is there a big hairy beast in my house?
Sophia: My guess is because he bought you dinner.
Holly: She's fiesty, zesty, and full of of old world charm, Sophia.
Sophia: She's mopey, dopey and full of crap, this must be Rose's sister.
Sophia: Dreyfuss is gone.
Blanche: He ran away?
Sophia: No, we had a falling out and agreed to a trial separation.
Rose: My sister's in town on business. She's a world renown flautist.
Dorothy: Oh, she plays the flute.
Rose: No, Dorothy, she plays the flaut. It looks like a tuba except there's hair on the bottom. Of course she plays the flute!
Gary: Rose, I find you very attractive. More attractive than most women I come into contact with.
Rose: Aren't most of the women you come in to contact with dead?
Sophia: My Uncle Carlo always used to say, "Honesty is the best policy." Of course, Uncle Carlo died a penniless drunk.
Sophia: Hold it, Rose. I need some advice, too.
Rose: You need advice from me?
Sophia: Yeah. Frightening, isn't it?
Rose claims to hate her sister Holly, but in the season one episode "Transplant", she says she is shocked at the idea of anyone hating their sister.
You have no recollection of Dreyfuss since last Thursday?
I have no recollection period
since last Thursday. Anything could've happened in the last three days. I just hope I'm not carrying Steve Garvey's baby.
is a retired American baseball player. Throughout the '80s, Garvey was known for being in relationships with several different women at the same time, and in 1988 one such woman became pregnant with his daughter, which he later claimed was done without his "consent".