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Recap / Cheers S 1 E 22

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Episode: Season 1, Episode 22
Title: Showdown, Part 1
Directed by: James Burrows
Written by: Glen Charles and Les Charles
Air Date: March 31, 1983
Previous: Showdown, Part 1
Next: Power Play
Guest Starring: John Ratzenberger

"Showdown, Part 2" is the 22nd and last episode of the first season of Cheers.

The impact of Sam's brother Derek visiting in "Showdown, Part 1" continues to be felt. Norm loses the job at the accounting firm that Derek got him (the firm was crooked), and Coach didn't get that job coaching in Venezuela after all, but Diane and Derek are still dating. In fact, Derek has just invited Diane to go to Paris with him.

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This brings matters to a head. Sam, whose usual reaction to emotional pain is withdrawal, refuses to admit that he's hurt, and in fact starts chasing babes again. Diane for her part tells Coach that she likes Sam better, but Derek has offered a commitment while Sam only flirts. The episode, and the season, ends with a violent argument in Sam's office, where events reach a climax.


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