History Heartwarming / TheGoldenGirls

15th Apr '16 7:48:25 PM LavenderCat
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* In "Heart Attack," Sophia, fearing that she's going to die, tells Dorothy that she truly loves her "very, very much." Later, as Dorothy breaks down in Sophia's room over her fears of losing her mother, Blanche stands at her side and assures her: "We're here, Dorothy. We may not be blood, but we're family."

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* In "Heart Attack," Sophia, fearing that she's going to die, tells Dorothy that she truly loves her "very, very much." Later, as Dorothy breaks down in Sophia's room over her fears of losing her mother, Blanche stands at her side and assures her: "We're here, your family, Dorothy. We may not be blood, but we're family.here."
24th Jan '16 7:04:01 PM Gravidef
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* In one episode, Dorothy is trying to tell Sophia that a childhood friend of hers is a lesbian and has a crush on Rose; Sophia misunderstands (while asleep) and thinks Dorothy is trying to come out of the closet, she tells her that she has nothing against homosexuality but Dorothy is "too old" to start over. In a world where most family members reject their loved ones for their sexuality, it's nice to hear that Sophia is so accepting.

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* In "Isn't It Romantic," Dorothy's friend Jean, a lesbian, comes to visit, and begins to fall in love with Rose. This prompts a few heartwarming moments:
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one episode, point, Dorothy is trying to tell asks Sophia what she would do if one of her children was gay. After some initial confusion--Sophia insists that a childhood friend of hers is a lesbian and has a crush on Rose; Sophia misunderstands (while asleep) and thinks Dorothy is trying to come out should "stick with what she knows" at this point--she assures her: "If one of my kids was gay, I wouldn't love him one bit less. I would wish him all of the closet, she tells her that she has nothing against homosexuality but Dorothy is "too old" to start over. happiness in the world." In a world where most family members reject their loved ones for their sexuality, it's nice to hear that Sophia is so accepting.accepting. It's also worth noting that this episode aired in 1986, when the AIDS crisis was at its peak and misinformation about homosexuality was rampant.
** When Jean eventually confesses her feelings, she and Rose have a talk the next day. Rose admits that she doesn't fully understand homosexuality, but admits that if she was gay, she'd she'd be flattered that Jean thought so highly of her. She then offers Jean her friendship, and the two embrace.
* In "Sister of the Bride," Blanche's gay brother Clayton announces his plans to marry Doug, his boyfriend. At first, Blanche is extremely reluctant to accept this. This leads to the episode's first heartwarmer: Sophia pointing out that Clayton's love for Doug is no different than Blanche's love for George, her late husband, and making a simple yet profound argument: "Everyone wants someone to grow old with, and doesn't Clayton deserve that, too?"
** An ever sweeter moment comes later, when Blanche enters Clayton and Doug's room. She says she has an important question, and Clayton remarks that he doesn't want to talk to her--only for Blanche to say that the question is for Doug: "Do you love him?" She explains the Clayton is her baby brother, and she has to take care of him. The three finally come to an understanding and hug.
16th Jul '15 10:54:02 PM toongrrl1990
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* In one episode, Dorothy is trying to tell Sophia that a childhood friend of hers is a lesbian and has a crush on Rose; Sophia misunderstands (while asleep) and thinks Dorothy is trying to come out of the closet, she tells her that she has nothing against homosexuality but Dorothy is "too old" to start over. In a world where most family members reject their loved ones for their sexuality, it's nice to hear that Sophia is so accepting.
15th May '15 9:55:03 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* In an episode where Dorothy gets her aunt Angela (Sophia's sister) to visit as a surprise for Sophia's birthday, the two women have a huge argument over a past misunderstanding. Dorothy forces them to talk out their problems where it was revealed that Angela didn't reveal a secret of Sophia's to a houseful of party guests (which Sophia had assumed). The reveal leads to this sweet exchange:

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* In an episode where Dorothy gets her aunt Angela (Sophia's sister) to visit as a surprise for Sophia's birthday, the two women have a huge argument over a past misunderstanding. Dorothy forces them to talk out their problems where it was revealed that Angela didn't reveal a secret of Sophia's to a houseful of party guests (which Sophia had assumed).assumed) and Sophia didn't kiss Angela's husband. The reveal leads to this sweet exchange:
14th May '15 12:28:43 AM Gravidef
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* In the finale, when Dorothy is on the way to [[spoiler: her wedding]], the driver is revealed to be Stan. It seems as though he wants to keep her from going, which is what Dorothy expects, but he tells her that he is genuinely happy for her and wants to escort her there as a final parting gift.

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* In the finale, when Dorothy is on the way to [[spoiler: her wedding]], the driver is revealed to be Stan. It seems as though he wants to keep her from going, which is what Dorothy expects, but he tells her that he is genuinely happy for her and wants to escort her there as a final parting gift.gift.
* In a Season Six episode, Dorothy finds a list of her life goals that she wrote while she was in high school. She decides to tackle one of the items on the list--trying stand-up comedy--by signing up at a comedy club. As she prepares her act, Sophia has nothing but criticism and sarcastic remarks to offer, which eventually pushes Dorothy to the point where she claims that Sophia doesn't support her at all. When Dorothy finally gets on stage, her first jokes fall flat, and it looks like things will end badly for her...until Sophia starts some good-natured heckling from the audience. This prompts Dorothy to start making jokes about her home life, which the crowd absolutely loves. It proves that Sophia, for her all of her snark, does love Dorothy and care about her dreams.
* In "Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas," the girls volunteer at a homeless shelter by serving dinner to people on Christmas Day. One of those people is a man in a Santa Claus suit, who turns out to be Stan, who made a bad financial investment with novelty Santas in fire trucks; his third wife has kicked him out because of it. Stan whines about his predicament, prompting Dorothy to point out that he's surrounded by people--and especially children--who are far worse off than he is. After giving him some money and sending him on his way, the girls finish serving dinner, and the priest running the shelter prepares to end the meal...and that's when Stan, in character as Santa, arrives with a bag full of his novelty toys to give as presents to "all the good little boys and girls." The children are thrilled, and Dorothy looks at Stan with a beautiful smile to thank him for what he's done.
* One episode's B-plot sees Dorothy writing a letter to her deceased father Sal as a therapeutic exercise. Sophia makes jokes, until the end of the episode reveals that Dorothy changed tack while writing and actually drafted a letter to ''her.'' Dorothy explains that she doesn't want to miss out on telling Sophia that she loves her.
* In "Heart Attack," Sophia, fearing that she's going to die, tells Dorothy that she truly loves her "very, very much." Later, as Dorothy breaks down in Sophia's room over her fears of losing her mother, Blanche stands at her side and assures her: "We're here, Dorothy. We may not be blood, but we're family."
25th Mar '15 4:02:23 PM honeychild
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* In an episode where Dorothy gets her aunt Angela (Sophia's sister) to visit as a surprise for Sophia's birthday, the two women have a huge argument over a past misunderstanding. Dorothy forces them to talk out their problems where it was revealed that Angela didn't reveal a secret of Sophia's to a houseful of party guests (which Sophia had assumed). The reveal leads to this sweet exchange:
-->'''Sophia:''' So you didn't betray me?
-->'''Angela:''' Of course not! You're my sister!
23rd Mar '15 8:22:38 AM Anicomicgeek
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* The Episode where it is revealed that Dorothy ''does'' listen to Rose's St. Olaf stories; she listens enough to tell the father of a family friend one of the stories to inspire him to take back his pregnant sixteen year old daughter. The look on Rose's face when she finds out is so heart-warming that you realise ''just'' how much the women, despite everything - all the snipes, sarcasm, bitching, arguing - do listen and respect one another.

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* The Episode where it is revealed that Dorothy ''does'' listen to Rose's St. Olaf stories; she listens enough to tell the father of a family friend one of the stories to inspire him to take back his pregnant sixteen year old daughter. The look on Rose's face when she finds out is so heart-warming heartwarming that you realise ''just'' how much the women, despite everything - all the snipes, sarcasm, bitching, arguing - do listen and respect one another.
2nd Aug '14 11:29:32 AM LadyNorbert
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** Blanche talks about the last Mother's Day she spent with her own mother, who at that point suffered from advanced dementia. After giving her a lace handkerchief, Blanche launches into a lengthy story about a Mother's Day on which, as a seventeen-year-old, she almost married a ''much'' older man so that she could become his daughter's (who was a schoolmate of hers) mother-in-law and force her to not try out for the cheerleading team. Blanche's mother corrects her--that incident didn't take place on Mother's Day, but Christmas Day. Blanche is shocked that her mother remembers an event from the past so clearly, and Mrs. Hollingsworth explains that, even though she has days when she quite literally can't remember who she is, she has ''never'' forgotten anything Blanche has done.

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** Blanche talks about the last Mother's Day she spent with her own mother, who at that point suffered from advanced dementia. After giving her a lace handkerchief, Blanche launches into a lengthy story about a Mother's Day on which, as a seventeen-year-old, she almost married a ''much'' older man so that she could become his daughter's (who was a schoolmate of hers) mother-in-law stepmother and force her to not try out for the cheerleading team. Blanche's mother corrects her--that incident didn't take place on Mother's Day, but Christmas Day. Blanche is shocked that her mother remembers an event from the past so clearly, and Mrs. Hollingsworth explains that, even though she has days when she quite literally can't remember who she is, she has ''never'' forgotten anything Blanche has done.
28th Jun '14 8:50:39 PM creader
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-->'''Sophia:''' You're both good daughters. Most people my age have children trying to get rid of them. My children are fighting over who gets to keep me.

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-->'''Sophia:''' You're both good daughters. Most people my age have children trying to get rid of them. My children are fighting over who gets to keep me.me.
* In the finale, when Dorothy is on the way to [[spoiler: her wedding]], the driver is revealed to be Stan. It seems as though he wants to keep her from going, which is what Dorothy expects, but he tells her that he is genuinely happy for her and wants to escort her there as a final parting gift.
3rd Jun '14 5:07:16 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* The Episode where it is revealed that Dorothy ''does'' listen to Rose's St. Olaf stories; she listens enough to tell the father of a family friend one of the stories to inspire him to take back his pregnant sixteen year old daughter. The look on Rose's face when she finds out is so heart-warming that you realise ''just'' how much the women, despite everything - all the snipes, sarcasm, bitching, arguing - do listen and respect one another.

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* The Episode where it is revealed that Dorothy ''does'' listen to Rose's St. Olaf stories; she listens enough to tell the father of a family friend one of the stories to inspire him to take back his pregnant sixteen year old daughter. The look on Rose's face when she finds out is so heart-warming that you realise ''just'' how much the women, despite everything - all the snipes, sarcasm, bitching, arguing - do listen and respect one another.another.
* When Dorothy's sister visited and offered to take Sophia to live with her, first they worked out their perceptions of Sophia's ParentalFavoritism, then when they all agreed that Sophia would stay in Miami:
-->'''Sophia:''' You're both good daughters. Most people my age have children trying to get rid of them. My children are fighting over who gets to keep me.
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