The Golden Girls/An Illegitimate Concern

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An Illegitimate Concern
Season 5, Episode 18
Airdate February 12, 1990
Written by Marc Cherry &
Jamie Wooten
Directed by Terry Hughes
Produced by Gail Parent,
Robert Bruce &
Martin Weiss
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An Illegitimate Concern is the eighteenth episode of the fifth season of The Golden Girls, and the one hundred twentieth episode overall.

Starring: Beatrice Arthur (Dorothy Zbornak), Betty White (Rose Nylund), Rue McClanahan (Blanche Devereaux)

and Estelle Getty (Sophia Petrillo)

Guest Starring: Mark Moses (David Patton)


Plot Overview

A young man shocks Blanche when he shows up unannounced from Dallas, Texas and tells her that her late husband George was his father. Meanwhile, Sophia convinces Dorothy to participate with her in the Shady Pines Mother/Daughter pageant.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments