| Season 6, episode # 17|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / U.S.|
|Air date||February 18, 1978|
|Production code||619 (6x17)|
|Written by:||Richard Herlan|
|Directed by:||Hal Cooper|
|Guest starring:|| Deborah White|
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Vivian considers leaving Arthur when she attends a college reunion and discovers that many of her former classmates and current students are really making a difference in the world. This episode is largely a "two-hander" for Beatrice Arthur and Rue McClanahan.
Maude and Vivian go out of town for their thirty-year college reunion and Vivian really takes advantage of the free champagne. When Maude and Vivian get back to their room Vivian becomes depressed about her life and everything that she could have accomplished, this leads her to make a decision, she calls Arthur and says that she is leaving him.
Did You Know?
In the episode "Maude's Dilemma Part 1", It was established that Vivian was married once before the marriage to Chuck. Then in this episode, her first marriage was immediately after college to Chuck.
Cast (in Credits Order)
- Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay (as Beatrice Arthur)
- Bill Macy as Walter Findlay
- Adrienne Barbeau as Carol Traynor
- Conrad Bain as Arthur Harmon
- Rue McClanahan as Vivian Harmon
- Marlene Warfield as Ms. Victoria Butterfield