| Season 4, Episode 10 |
#63 in Series
|Network/Country:||ABC-TV / USA|
|Air date||November 20, 1979|
|Written by||Mark Tuttle|
|Directed by:||Dave Powers|
|IMDB||The Loan Shark|
|Guest stars:||Harold J. Stone |
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The Loan Shark is the tenth episode of Season Four of Three's Company and the 63rd overall episode of the series.
Chrissy misplaces the mail which included a check to Jack that he needs to pay his tuition. Jack is angry so Chrissy borrows the money from someone at work known as a loan shark named Bernie Bustamente (Harold J. Stone). Jack tries to return the money but the "shark tells him he'll have to pay the interest anyway. After the "shark" learns that Jack is a chef, he offers to trade the interest owed for cooking lessons for his wife.
The wife, Lucia (Livia Ginise) is a young, beautiful, woman who wants Jack more than she wants to learn to cook. Jack runs to Furley's apartment to prepare the food and leaves the wife in Chrissy's care. The "shark" arrives just in tine to see his wife kissing Jack. The wife saves the day by telling her husband that she was only kissing Jack to congratulate him because he and Chrissy are expecting a baby.