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This page lists all of the episodes aired during Season 2 of the NBC-TV series The Golden Girls The second season of The Golden Girls premiered on NBC-TV on September 27, 1986, and concluded on May 16, 1987. The season consisted of 26 episodes. The season originally aired Saturdays at 9:00-9:30 pm (EST) on NBC-TV from September 27, 1986 to May 16, 1987.[1][2]

DVD release[]

The Regions 1, 2 and 4 DVD were respectively released on May 15, August 1 and September 21, 2005.

Season 2 Episodes (1986-87)[]

Picture Title Original Airdate Episode # No. in Series Prod. code Directed by Written by
26.jpg End of the Curse September 27, 1986 1 26 2.1 Terry Hughes Susan Harris
Menopause initially causes Blanche to think that she is pregnant. After discovering the truth, however, she becomes severely depressed.
  • Note: Rue McClanahan won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the 1987 Emmy Awards for this episode
27.jpg Ladies of the Evening October 4, 1986 2 27 2.2 Terry Hughes Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan
The roommates are excited when they win tickets to the premiere of Burt Reynolds' new movie and passes to the after-party. However, they are mistakenly arrested for prostitution on the same night as the show.
28.jpg Take Him, He's Mine October 11, 1986 3 28 2.3 Terry Hughes Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
Blanche and Stan hit it off, angering Dorothy. Meanwhile, Rose and Sophia team up to sell sandwiches – amid threats from "the mob."
29.jpg It's a Miserable Life November 1, 1986 4 29 2.4 Terry Hughes Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan
While the roommates are campaigning to save a 200-year-old oak tree, the most hated woman in the neighborhood, Freida Claxton, dies. Coincidentally, she expires after Rose angrily tells her to "drop dead." Out of ethics and guilt, they pay for the funeral, but no mourners show up.
30.jpg Isn't It Romantic November 8, 1986 5 30 2.5 Terry Hughes Jeffrey Duteil
Dorothy's visiting lesbian friend from high school falls for Rose.
31.jpg Big Daddy's Little Lady November 15, 1986 6 31 2.5 David Steinberg Russell Marcus
Blanche's father, "Big Daddy", plans to wed a much-younger woman. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose enter a song-writing contest.
032 - The Golden Girls - Family Affair.jpg Family Affair November 22, 1986 7 32 2.7 Terry Hughes Winifred Hervey
Blanche sets up Rose's Bridget on a date with Dorothy's son when the latter visits unexpectedly.
033 -The Golden Girls - Vacation.png Vacation November 29, 1986 8 33 2.8 Terry Hughes Winifred Hervey
Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche travel to an island in the Caribbean, which turns out to be less than satisfactory. Back home in Miami, Sophia tries to woo a Japanese gardener.
034 -The Golden Girls - Joust Between Friends.jpg Joust Between Friends December 6, 1986 9 34 2.9 Terry Hughes Scott Spencer Gordon
Blanche becomes jealous and angry when Dorothy appears to outshine her while temporarily working at the museum.
035 -The Golden Girls - Love Rose.png Love, Rose December 13, 1986 10 35 2.10 Terry Hughes Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
Blanche and Dorothy write letters from a fictitious suitor in response to Rose's previously-unanswered personals ad, in hopes of cheering her up after a prolonged "dating slump."
037 -The Golden Girls - Twas The Nightmare Before Christmas.jpg "'Twas The Nightmare Before Christmas" December 20, 1986 11 36 2.11 Terry Hughes Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan
A series of mishaps almost ruins the ladies' Christmas, only for a total stranger to help them realize the truth in the end.
037-The Golden Girls-The Sisters.png The Sisters January 3, 1987 12 37 2.12 Terry Hughes Christopher Lloyd
Dorothy arranges for Sophia's estranged sister, Angela, to fly in from Sicily as a surprise gift for Sophia's birthday. However, the surprise ends up being on Dorothy.
038 -The Golden Girls- The Stan Who Came to Dinner.png The Stan Who Came to Dinner January 10, 1987 13 38 2.13 Terry Hughes Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
After major heart surgery, Stan temporarily moves in with the ladies, where he quickly overstays his welcome. Herb Edelman guest stars.
  • Other guest stars: Steve Kramer as Dr. Stephen Deutsch; Mario Machado as sportscaster (voice).
0239 -The Golden Girls - The Actor = Blanche and Patrick Vaughn.png The Actor January 17, 1987 14 39 2.14 Terry Hughes Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan
The ladies perform in a community play that stars a suave actor, who ends up dating every female in the cast.
040 -The Golden Girls - Before and After.png Before and After January 24, 1987 15 40 2.15 Terry Hughes Bob Rosenfarb
Rose decides to "eat life" after suffering an esophageal spasm. After clashing with Blanche and Dorothy over this, she moves into a new apartment with new roommates, but ultimately ends up missing her old lifestyle.
041 - The Golden Girls - And Then There Was One.png And Then There Was One January 31, 1987 16 41 2.16 Terry Hughes Russell Marcus
Sophia runs in a marathon, while the ladies babysit several children. Following the marathon, the parents of one of the children do not return, making Blanche feel maternal.
042 - The Golden Girls - Bedtime Story.png Bedtime Story February 7, 1987 17 42 2.17 Terry Hughes Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
Mort Nathan & Barry Fanaro
Trying to decide on sleeping arrangements for visiting relatives, the ladies conjure up recollections of places where they have previously slept.
043 - The Golden Girls - Forgive Me Father.png Forgive Me, Father February 14, 1987 18 43 2.18 Terry Hughes Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
Dorothy unwittingly befriends a priest, who decides on a major life change, thanks to Dorothy. John McMartin guest stars as Father Frank Leahy.
044 - The Golden Girls - Long Day's Journey Into Marinara.png Long Day's Journey into Marinara February 21, 1987 19 44 2.19 Terry Hughes Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan
Sophia's sister, Angela, seems to want everyone and everything in Sophia's life; she moves to Miami, as all her relatives back in Sicily are dead. Sophia frets that Angela will try to take everything she has, including her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Rose, who has been babysitting a friend's piano-playing chicken, is horrified when it appears that Angela has killed the chicken and fried it up for dinner.
045 - The Golden Girls - Whose Face Is This Anyway.png Whose Face is This, Anyway? February 28, 1987 20 45 2.20 Terry Hughes Winifred Hervey
After attending her high school reunion, Blanche opts for plastic surgery. Meanwhile, Rose follows Dorothy around the house with a video camera to film her for a project. Joseph Whipp guest stars as Dr. Taylor.
046 - The Golden Girls - Dorothy's Prized Pupil.jpg Dorothy's Prized Pupil March 14, 1987 21 46 2.21 Terry Hughes Christopher Lloyd
One of Dorothy's favorite students turns out to be an illegal alien.
  • Guest stars: Mario Lopez as Mario; John Braden as Sam Burns; Danny Goldman as man in theatre; Chip Olcott as Burt Nesbitt.
047 - The Golden Girls - Diamond in the Rough - Jake and Blanche.jpg Diamond in the Rough March 21, 1987 22 47 2.22 Terry Hughes Jan Fischer & William Weidner
Blanche falls for a handsome caterer, and then has second thoughts because of their vast differences.
048 - The Golden Girls - Son-in-Law Dearest - Dorothy and Kate.jpg Son-in-law Dearest April 11, 1987 23 48 2.23 Terry Hughes Patt Shea & Harriet Weiss
Dorothy's daughter, Kate, arrives with shocking news, which the ladies initially get a false first impression over. Herb Edelman makes another guest appearance as Stan Zbornak
049 - The Golden Girls - To Catch a Neighbor.png To Catch a Neighbor May 2, 1987 24 49 2.24 Terry Hughes Russell Marcus
Undercover detectives stake-out at the ladies' house to capture jewel thieves.
PieceOfCake.jpg A Piece of Cake May 9, 1987 25 50 2.25 Terry Hughes Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
Mort Nathan & Barry Fanaro
The ladies have recollections of prior birthday celebrations while preparing for a surprise birthday party.
EmptyNests.jpg Empty Nests May 16, 1987 26 51 2.26 Jay Sandrich Susan Harris
Neighbors Renee and George experience marital problems.* Note - This episode was a test pilot that was intended to become the spin-off series Empty Nest, but the cast and concept was later changed significantly.
  • Guest stars: Paul Dooley as Dr. George Corliss; Rita Moreno as Renee Corliss; David Leisure as Oliver; Jane Harnick as Jenny Corliss; Geoffrey Lewis as Chuck.
  • Note: This episode was a backdoor pilot that was intended to become the spin-off series Empty Nest, but the cast and concept were changed significantly before the latter launched as a series.