"The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo"
Season # 4, Episode # 2
# overall in series
Episode information
Series: Unknown
Air date 22 October 1988
Network/Country: Unknown
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Production code: Unknown
Written by: Terry Hughes
Directed by: Terry Grossman,

Kathy Speer

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The girls plan to spend the day cleaning the house, while Sophia tells them that she going to buy a Nectarine, Dorothy worries that Sophia isn't doing enough in her life and it turns out she is very wrong.

At the Store Sophia argues with the staff member over the ripeness of the nectarines but finds one, then her friend Claire is having a problem, she tried to return some Lamb but because she had opened the packaging they can't return it but Sophia pretends to be a member of an group for protection for Seniors and they give Claire her money back and Sophia gets money off.

After this, Sophia is working as a Conductor for a band of older musicians, the rain has put the people off going out but Sophia gives the ladies a reason to play as best as they can and they do.

Later that Afternoon Sophia is working as a Candy Stripper at the local hospital where despite her insults she does show kindness to one old lady asking if somebody has sent her flowers, realising she hurt the woman's feelings allows her to take the flowers on the cart. Then her friend Sam appears, he's in hospital and Sophia gives him the nectarine turns out he has either HIV or AIDS but Sophia reminds him to eat healthier as maybe he could make it.

Sophia returns home while the girls haven't done anything but lie to them, Sophia tells them that she brought a nectarine nothing more.

Cast Edit

Frances Bay ... Claire
Nick DeMauro ... Clerk
David Selburg ... Store Manager
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Mrs. Leonard
The Dixie Belles ... The Band
Kokko Burnaby ... Sam