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"End in Sight"
Season 9, episode # 2
# 183 overall in series (205 episodes)
AITF ep. 9x2 - End in Sight
News from an insurance physical exam broken to him his insurance agent reveals an ominous spot on Archie's liver, which cause Archie to fear the worst concerning his health in "End in Sight" in Season 9 (#2).
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Series: All in the Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date October 1, 1978
Production code 901 (9x2)
Written by: Nate Monaster
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Guest starring: Jason Wingreen
Danny Dayton
Phil Leeds
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End in Sight is the second episode of Season 9 of All in the Family, and the 183rd overall episode in the series. Written by Nate Monaster, the episode, which was directed by Paul Bogart, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 1, 1978.

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A physical exam reveals an ominous spot on Archie's liver. Feeling self-pity, Archie decides to change his ways and be nice to Edith.


Archie slips into a bout of depression when he finds out from his insurance company's physical that a spot appeared on the X-Ray on his liver. Despite the fact that the doctor isn't sure what the spot is, Archie is convinced that the end is near. His first response is to be nice to Edith, and his second is to retire to his bedroom to wait out the inevitable.

Not wanting to worry Edith, Archie declined to tell her of his initial physical test results, but she finds out anyway from Barney Hefner, and offers him support and encouragement, which turns out to be unneeded as he receives very fortunate news, the test results for cancer are negative, as the spot that was on his liver was only acid!

Did You Know?[]


  • The pinball machine at Archie's Place is a 1976 "Night Rider" machine from Bally.


  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV series) - the talk show is mentioned in character dialogue


Soundtrack credits
  • Tomorrow - Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin

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