After much arguing, Dorothy, Rose and Blanche track Sophia to Shady Pines, where they convince her to come back. After all that dispute, Dorothy agrees to let Sophia stay at the Golden Palace, and with no harsh feelings, she heads back home.
Episode number: 1x8 Production Number: 10 Airdate: Friday November 06th, 1992
This episode is the last to feature Beatrice Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak in Golden Girls / Golden Palace history, as she would never reprise this role again.
Dorothy's reactions to the new and improved Shady Pines (such as saying: "They have a phone now!"), shows that she had known all along how awful Shady Pines was and that Sophia was not stretching the truth!
Dorothy: "When did Rose become the strong one?"
Blanche: "I don't know."