| Season Eight, Episode #22 |
#172 in Series
|Network/Country:||ABC-TV / USA|
|Air date||18 September 1984|
|Written by||George Burditt, Michael Ross, Bernie West Martin Rips and Joseph Staretski|
|Directed by:||Dave Powers|
|IMDB||Friends and Lovers: Part 2|
|Guest stars:||David Ruprecht ... as Phillip Dawson |
Mary Cadorette ... as Vicky Bradford
Robert Mandan ... as James Bradford
Robert Clotworthy ... as Tony Williams
K.C. Winkler .. as Nancy
Henry Sutton ... as Minister
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|"Friends and Lovers: Part 1"||End of Series: spun off into Three's a Crowd|
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Friends and Lovers: Part 2 is the twenty-first episode of Season 8 of Three's Company, and the 172nd and final overall episode in the series, which was in the process of being spun off into another new series centering around Jack Tripper, his new girlfriend Vicky Bradford, and her meddlesome father, James. Written by George Burditt, Michael Ross, Bernie West, Martin Rips and Joseph Staretski, the second of a two-episode story arc was directed by Dave Powers. It first aired 18 September 1984 on ABC-TV.
Vicky explains that, because of her parents' divorce, she is frightened of marriage, but suggests that she and Jack live together. Jack, being old-fashioned, is reluctant, but much to Mr. Bradford's dismay, later agrees in order to avoid losing her. A week later, Furley and Larry help the trio move out of their apartment. Jack explains to Furley that, due to Furley's macho influence, he's going to move in with a girl. After tearful goodbyes, Terri goes to catch a plane to Hawaii where she will continue her nursing career, Janet goes to be with her new husband, and Jack goes to be with Vicky.
In their new apartment, Jack and Vicky toast their first night together. Jack becomes nervous when Vicky suggests they go to bed and does so only after much stalling. To comfort him, Vicky confesses that she is nervous, and Jack begins to reassure her. As they kiss, Bradford enters the bedroom and announces he has just bought the building, including their apartment and Jack's Bistro, and is, therefore, their new landlord.