"Friends and Lovers:
Part 1"
Season Eight, Episode #21
#171 in Series
Series: Three's Company
Network/Country: ABC-TV / USA
Air date 18 September 1984
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Written by George Burditt, Michael Ross and Bernie West
Directed by: Dave Powers
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Cast Information
Starring: John Ritter
Joyce DeWitt
Priscilla Barnes
Don Knotts
Richard Kline
Guest stars: David Ruprecht ... as Phillip Dawson
Mary Cadorette ... as Vicky Bradford
Robert Mandan ... as James Bradford
Robert Clotworthy ... as Tony Williams
K.C. Winkler .. as Nancy
Henry Sutton ... as Minister
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Friends and Lovers: Part 1 is the twenty-first episode of Season 8 of Three's Company, and the 171st overall episode in the series. Written by George Burditt, Michael Ross and Bernie West, the episode was directed by Dave Powers. It first aired 18 September 1984 on ABC-TV.


In an attempt to win over Vicky's father, Jack invites Vicky and him to the apartment. As Mr. Bradford and a nervous Jack visit, Bradford tells Jack that Vicky has turned down a promotion in Houston and implies it was to avoid causing problems between her and Jack. Thinking Vicky really wants the job, Jack encourages her to consider it. Vicky thinks Jack wants to end their relationship so she abruptly leaves with her father. As the roommates, Furley, and Larry prepare for Janet's wedding at the apartment, a depressed Jack can't stop thinking about Vicky.

As the wedding begins, Vicky inadvertently interrupts the procession when she comes to find out why Jack wants to get rid of her. When he tells her about his conversation with her father, Vicky tells him that the job means nothing to her, but Jack does. They make up, and the ceremony resumes. As everyone leaves for the reception at Furley's, Jack proposes and is stunned when Vicky refuses.