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"The Heiress"
Season Eight, Episode #19
#169 in Series (172 episodes)
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date 8 March 1984
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Written by Martin Rips and Joseph Staretski
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Priscilla Barnes
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: David Ruprecht ... as Phillip Dawson
Fran Ryan ... as Grace
Ian Abercrombie ... as Lawyer
Robert Clotworthy ... as Tony
Twyla Littleton .. as Ann
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The Heiress is the nineteenth episode of Season 8 of Three's Company, and the 169th overall episode in the series. Written by Martin Rips and Joseph Staretski, the episode was directed by Dave Powers. It first aired 8 March 1984 on ABC-TV.


The kids get excited when Janet is named in the will of Mr. Davis, a wealthy old customer of the flower shop. During the reading at the lawyer's offices, Mr. Davis' relatives are skeptical of Janet. They change their tune when Janet receives a worthless vase and is still appreciative. Back at the apartment, Janet tells Terri to get rid of the vase, which Terri ends up giving to Furley. One of Mr. Davis' nephews, Phillip Dawson, an art dealer, comes over to apologize to Janet for his behavior.

When Phillip asks Janet out to lunch, Jack thinks Phillip lied about the value of the vase and is now trying to seduce Janet into giving it to him. Janet tells Jack he is being ridiculous, but Jack, determined to keep an eye on Phillip, insists he fix them lunch there. In the meantime Terri now believing the vase is priceless enlists Larry to help her get it back, but the vase ends up shattered. In the end, Phillip and Janet become a couple.