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"Walter's Problem: Part 2"
Season 2, episode # 2
# 24 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date September 18, 1973
Production code 204 (2x2)
Written by: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Frank Campanella
Brian Morrison
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Walter's Problem: Part 2 was the second episode of Season 2 of  Maude, and the 24th overall episode in the series, and also the second episode and conclusion of a season opening two-part story arc. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, originally aired on CBS-TV on September 18, 1973.

"Walter's Problem: Part 2"
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Walter gives Maude a black eye when he is drunk. More than ever, Maude wants him to stop drinking. Arthur gets a recovered alcoholic to talk to Walter. Maude gets rid of all the liquor in the house.


Part 2 and the conclusion of two-part story. Maude receives a black eye from the force of Walter's slap. Arthur sends over a reverend who is a recovering alcoholic to talk to Walter. A drunk Walter rebuffs everyone's pleas for help and finds the last bottle of alcohol in the house; Maude was nearly successful in clearing out the house earlier. When Maude and Walter have an argument, Carol announces that she is leaving with Phillip. Phillip telling Walter that he loves him breaks Walter; he throws the bottle of liquor through the kitchen window and asks for the reverend's help.

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  • Maude: Honey, you're not going to believe this. But Walter got drunk last night and hit me. Isn't that marvelous?

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Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Frank Campanella as Rev. George Shelton
  • Brian Morrison as Phillip Traynor, Carol's son

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