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That Old Feeling

‘That Old Feeling’

Season 5, Episode 8 -  Aired November 18, 1989

When her late husband's younger brother visits, Blanche thinks she's falling in love with him. Meanwhile, Sophia secretly starts driving again.

Quote from Dorothy

Blanche: Oh, girls, I'm so sorry to be late. I ran out of gas on the way home. It was just horrible. Nobody would stop to help me. This could never have happened in the Old South. What has become of chivalry, when men used to open doors for you, pull out your chair, tip their hat, kiss your hand, help you down out of your carriage, leave calling cards on little silver salvers?
Dorothy: So how far back do you want to go, Blanche? Do you still want to be able to vote?

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Quote from Rose

Rose: Don't you think it's crazy that Blanche is actually gonna marry Jamie?
Dorothy: Why? They practically grew up together. Rose, they've known each other most of their lives so it's very comfortable. He's like an old friend.
Rose: But he's her late husband's brother. I remember back in St. Olaf when Inga Engstran married her late husband's brother Lars, and the whole town was shocked. Of course, that could've been because at the time Inga was on trial for her late husband's dismemberment.
Dorothy: It was probably a factor.
Rose: The trial went on for months. Attorney's fees cost her an arm and a leg.
Sophia: Rose, get to where they steal the brain out of the dead body and sew it into your head.
Rose: So anyway, she got a suspended sentence.
Sophia: They let her go?
Rose: No, they hanged her.
Sophia: I'm going to sleep. I don't know how long I've got, but I deserve better company in my final years.

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: In my village in Sicily we had a custom. If your mother-in-law died, you were forced to wear a hair shirt, eat dirt and pound your head on a rock. Anything to keep you from laughing.

Quote from Sophia

Blanche: I cannot believe I ran out of gas. I checked my tank yesterday. It was half full.
Dorothy: Maybe the gauge is broken.
Sophia: It's all those foreign cars. They're unreliable.
Dorothy: Ma, Blanche drives a Buick.
Sophia: So? I'm from Sicily. To me a Buick is a foreign car.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Look, I know how I feel about you, and I flatter myself to think that you feel the same way about me. Now, I could be coy, I could drop hints, but I'm past that. Jamie, when George died I began to feel incomplete. I tried to find what was missing, I tried to find it in another man. Men. Many, many men. But it just wasn't there, and then you happened, and it was as if George had just stepped right back into my life again. I just don't want to feel that incompleteness again. Oh, just listen to me. Am I carrying on? I don't know what got into me. No, I said I was not going to be coy, and I'm not. I'm gonna say what I mean, what I feel. I'm in love with you, Jamie.
Jamie: Well, Blanche, darling I do feel something for you. I think maybe I always have.
Blanche: I knew it.
Jamie: But I don't believe it's love. Not the way you mean it. The only thing we've talked about tonight and ever since I got here is George. Now, I loved him too, I looked up to him, I tried to be just like him but I couldn't. I couldn't be him then and I can't be him now. You're in love with the memory I brought back to you.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Oh, but I haven't told you my wonderful news. My mother-in-law died.
Rose: Oh, I'm sorry.
Blanche: Well, I'm not. I loathed Mama Devereaux, and the feeling was entirely mutual. Till the day George died, she always introduced me as his first wife. I just hope the old witch went slowly.
Dorothy: I sense the period of mourning is over.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Oh, I just don't believe I'm about to see Jamie again. Last time I saw him was at George's funeral. 'Course, I didn't look all that good. Red is such a bad color on me.
Rose: You wore red to George's funeral?
Blanche: George liked red. I thought I looked terrible, but the pictures came out fine.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Oh, that must be him. How do I look, girls?
Rose: Nervous.
Blanche: I am nervous. My heart's just pounding away.
Dorothy: Just take a deep breath.
Blanche: I always take a deep breath before I greet a man. It thrusts my breasts forward.

Quote from Blanche

Jamie: Well, I'm glad to see you too, even if it is only for the weekend. The business with the will shouldn't take long.
Blanche: I shouldn't think so. I'd hardly expect Mama Devereaux to leave me the family silver.
Jamie: As her executor, I had to go over her will with her - the list of beneficiaries - and, well, she was pretty far gone by then, but when we got to your name, she kept repeating in this weak little voice, "I want her to have it.
I want her to have it."
Blanche: Well, I am surprised.
Jamie: She was talking about her disease.

Quote from Rose

Rose: I better be on my way. It's my day to get groceries. God, I hate going to the supermarket.
Dorothy: Rose, if you'd stop playing express-line detective, people would stop yelling at you.
Rose: Oh, I see. So when you're standing in line reading TV Guide and you toss it on top of your ten items, I should look the other way. I think not, Dorothy.

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