The Triangle was the fifth episode of Season 1 of The Golden Girls, also the 5th overall series episode. Directed by Jim Drake, and written by Susan Harris and Winifred Hervey, it premiered on NBC-TV on October 19, 1985.
Dorothy is dating Sophia's new doctor, Elliot Clayton, who later makes a pass at Blanche. When Blanche goes to Dorothy after Rose insists, Dorothy dismisses the accusation because she thinks Blanche is envious and calls her a slut. Blanche orders her to move out, however, when Rose forces Elliot to accidentally admit the truth while Dorothy secretly listened, Dorothy and Blanche reconciled their friendship, while Dorothy ended her relationship with Elliot.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Listen, you keep your bloomers on, Scarlett. He's taking me out tomorrow night.
Blanche Devereaux: But he wants me, I can feel it.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Let somebody else feel it.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: You know something, we are really lucky that we found a doctor who makes house calls.
Rose Nylund: I know! When I was growing up in Minnesota the doctor made house calls all the time, for us and the livestock.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: You and the animals had the same doctor?
Rose Nylund: Sure! Worked out fine... until the doctor started drinking hog lineament and tried to neuter the Swenson brothers.