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The Other Shoe

CAPSULE: Nancy finds new support from another cancer patient, but their relationship threatens her closeness with her own family. Nancy has been receiving chemotherapy and as a result has been feeling ill a good bit of the time. The experience, along with the movie Fantastic Voyage, has given Ethan a new idea for another story to do with his mom, one in which a whole planet is sick. At her support group for cancer patients, Victory Partners, Nancy meets a woman named Beatrice Holden and they go out for coffee. Beatrice talks to her about getting a new circle of friends for support. She attends a meeting at Beatrice's place and finds the frank talk and even humor about death a new, liberating experience. As Nancy comes more under the influence of Beatrice, she becomes ""radicalized"" and starts talking about carcinogens and other cancer-related matters endlessly. At dinner with the Steadmans, Melissa wonders out of Nancy's presence why she's so mad. When Nancy puts forth opinions on carci

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  • Originally Aired March 20, 1990
  • Runtime 45 minutes
  • Production Code 9218
  • Network ABC (US)
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Name Type Role
Joseph Dougherty Writer
Jane Alden Guest Star
Katherine Cortez Guest Star
Tom Tarpey Guest Star
Robert Levine Guest Star
Laura Owens Guest Star
Ken Olin Director