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Short summary

By seeing a provocative new dress she just purchased, Rhoda and Brenda learn that Ida has decided to date again, most specifically her allergist, Dr. Murray Berger. After getting over the shock, the girls approve of their mother having some male companionship to go out every once in a while, instead of staying home alone waiting for Martin to return. So that they can all get acquainted, Rhoda decides to host a small dinner party for her mother, Dr. Berger, Brenda and Benny. Rhoda changes her mind about what her mother is doing when she meets Dr. Berger, who is twenty years her junior, and someone to who Rhoda herself would have been attracted under different circumstances. After Rhoda expresses her concerns to her mother in private, Ida counters that what Rhoda is truly feeling is jealousy about she having what Rhoda would want. To deal with her feelings and to try and repair her relationship with her mother, Rhoda has to examine critically whether her mother's comments have any merit...

Episode complete credited cast:
Valerie Harper Valerie Harper - Rhoda Morgenstern
Julie Kavner Julie Kavner - Brenda Morgenstern
Kenneth McMillan Kenneth McMillan - Jack Doyle
Ray Buktenica Ray Buktenica - Benny Goodwin
Nancy Lane Nancy Lane - Tina Molinari
Charles Siebert Charles Siebert - Dr. Murray Berger
Rosanna DeSoto Rosanna DeSoto - Receptionist (as Rosana Soto)
Lorenzo Music Lorenzo Music - Carlton the Doorman (voice) (as L. Music)
Nancy Walker Nancy Walker - Ida Morgenstern
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