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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sophia?

‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sophia?’

Season 6, Episode 8 -  Aired November 10, 1990

After the death of her friend, Sister Agnes, Sophia decides to become a nun. Meanwhile, Blanche lands Rose in legal trouble when she borrows her car and has an accident.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: I'm just so sorry that it took me so long to realize how much this meant to you. It's just very hard for me to let go.
Sophia: Me too. But someone else needs me more. It's time for me to move on. My job here is done.
Dorothy: I always love it when you talk like the Lone Ranger.
Dorothy: Ma, I want you to know that I support your decision. I think you'll make a great nun.
Sophia: Thanks. I needed to hear that.
Dorothy: I love you, Ma.
Sophia: I love you, too, Tonto.


Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: Were you able to get him to bed?
Blanche: No.
Dorothy: Rose still in the closet with the camera?
Blanche: Yes.
Dorothy: Maybe you'll get him tomorrow.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: Ma, where are Blanche and Rose?
Sophia: Oh, they wanted to browse in the gift shop. They're having a sale on John the Baptist placemats.
Dorothy: Ma, do you remember that summer you told me I didn't get into Girl Scout camp, and you said we were gonna have more fun than any two people ever had?
Sophia: They want me out?
Dorothy: Yesterday.

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: Dorothy, I don't get it. I know God wants my life to be meaningful. That's not gonna happen unless I'm here.
Dorothy: Ma, your life is meaningful. You do nothing but help other people. You do Meals On Wheels, Red Cross, volunteer hospital work. The point is, you don't have to be in a convent to make your life meaningful. I mean, Sister Agnes belonged here, but you don't.
Sophia: So who's gonna take Sister Agnes' place?
Dorothy: Nobody can take her place. Just like nobody can take your place.
Sophia: I miss her.
Dorothy: I know. Let's go home.
Sophia: All right. But I'll be missing movie night. But so what? After the tenth time, it isn't the greatest story ever told.

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: Pussycat, what are you doin' here?
Dorothy: Oh, I just missed you and wanted to say hi and see how you're doin'.
Sophia: I'm doin' fine. Ten days celibate.
Dorothy: Same here.

Quote from Sophia

Dorothy: Ma, I have a little surprise for you. Girls? Look who it is.
Sophia: It's Blanche and Rose. Where's the surprise?
Rose: Honey, we're your surprise. We came to see you.
Sophia: Nice to see you. What a lovely surprise. Welcome to our little convent. Not even a Bundt cake, huh?

Quote from Blanche

Arthur: Thank you, Blanche. I can't believe how nice you're being to me even though I'm suing your friend.
Blanche: Well, I've always been attracted to ever-so-slightly younger men. Besides, just look at you. Ooh! Must be so frustratin' for an athlete like you. Did you ever play any college ball?
Arthur: No. As a boy, I got as far as the Pee-Wee leagues, but then I discovered stamps. Wow.
Blanche: You know, when I first saw you, I said to myself, "Philatelist."

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