The Mary Tyler Moore Show/The Lou and Edie Story

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The Lou and Edie Story
Season 4, Episode 4
Airdate October 6, 1973
Production Number 7301
Written by Treva Silverman
Directed by Jay Sandrich
Produced by Ed. Weinberger
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The Lou and Edie Story is the fourth episode of the fourth season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and the seventy-sixth episode overall.

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore (Mary Richards)

Co-Starring: Edward Asner (Lou Grant)

with Valerie Harper (Rhoda Morgenstern), Gavin MacLeod (Murray Slaughter), Ted Knight (Ted Baxter)

Additional Cast: Darrell Zwerling (Mr. Charney)

and Priscilla Morrill (Edie Grant)


Plot Overview

Lou is three and half hours late coming back from lunch, in the process missing an appointment. He implies that he didn't actually eat, but makes up an excuse regarding his whereabouts and the reason for being so late. He finally confides in Mary and Murray that because things have been bad between himself and Edie, they have been going to see a marriage counselor. Lou doesn't like the outcome of the process: the counselor is suggesting a trial separation. As such, Edie is planning on moving out of the house. Leading up to her leaving, the gang at the office don't know what to say to Lou. Before she leaves, Lou tries to understand why she feels the need to leave.


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