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.
After Dorothy's date makes a pass at Blanche, she tells Dorothy who accuses her of trying to steal him and after he denies it Blanche orders her to leave. Rose however questions if she should help worm the truth out of the lying man.
Sophia meets her new doctor, Elliot Clayton Dorothy is besotted when he asks her on a date. However he makes a pass at Blanche. When Blanche goes to Dorothy after Rose insists, Dorothy dismisses the accusation because she thinks Blanche is envious due to the fact Dorothy got him first and calls her a slut. The next day however Dorothy asks Elliot who denies it, after another insult to Blanche on her loose nature, she orders Dorothy to move out.
However that night, despite Sophia warning against it Rose decides to force Elliot to admit the truth. While Dorothy secretly listened, Rose successfully gets Elliot to admit he did make a pass, Dorothy ends her relationship with Elliot, while Dorothy and Blanche reconciled their friendship.
Sophia tells the story of two girls in Sicily with a secret pizza recipe and a dream to sell it, however a boyfriend drives a wedge between them and both depart never to see each-other again, Sophia was the one girl and the other was Mama Celeste.
Sophia's moral is to Rose is keep out of other people's business
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.