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Taps

‘Taps’

Season 6, Episode 24 -  Aired May 13, 1997

After Jill lies to her father about being under the weather so they won't come up and visit, she receives some distressing news.

Quote from Jill

Tracy: OK. Everything's ready for dinner, but I need someone to help with the fruit salad.
Jill: Oh, I'll help.
Tracy: Oh, no you won't. You might still be contagious.
Robin: And we don't want Mom to catch anything from you, her resistance is low.
Jill: Hey, guys, there's something I have to tell you. [sighs] I'm not really sick.
Linda: Yeah, right. You look like that and you're gonna tell us you're not sick.
Carrie: Always the martyr. Here. Go sit down and rest.

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Quote from Jill

Jill: I can't believe this.
Lillian: Neither can l. I keep thinking I'm gonna come down these stairs and see your father in front of the TV yelling at those "liberal Yankee newscasters!"
Jill: Mom, is there anything that I can do for you?
Lillian: Oh, don't worry about me. You're the one that we have to take care of. You lie down right there and rest. Why don't I make you some soup? You're supposed to drink lots of liquids, you know.
Jill: Mom, I'm really feeling so much better.
Lillian: Now, Jill, I can take care of my daughter. Now, you just stay right there. And don't you lift a finger.

Quote from Brad

Jill: Oh, I'm so glad to see you. Did you iron your shirts? I want you to look good for the funeral tomorrow.
Brad: Come on, Mom, you've been through enough. Let's not talk about the shirts.

Quote from Jill

Linda: You know, I'll always cherish Daddy's nickname for me.
Carrie: Nutcase?
Linda: He said it with such love.

Quote from Jill

Carrie: Dad was gruff, but he always told it like it was.
Minister: Yes. Honesty was very important to the colonel, he instilled that in all his children. Jill, would you like to say a few words?
Jill: Oh, sure. Yes, well, Dad was really... There was this one time that we, uh... I really don't want to do this right now. Mom... can I talk to you, privately, for a moment? [exits]
Lillian: Poor thing. She's a little under the weather.

Quote from Jill

Jill: Mom?
Lillian: Huh?
Jill: You know, if you moved to Michigan, you wouldn't have to be so far away from us.
Lillian: But I'd be far away from Tracy, and Linda, and Carrie and Robin.
Jill: Exactly my point.
Lillian: Oh, Jill, I'd love to be near you, but I think it's too soon for me to start making any changes.

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