Aired 31 years ago - Nov 29, 1990
At home, Cindy takes off her wedding rings and looks at her wedding anniversary while they talk about having their first anniversary away from their old home. Jim tries to get frisky, but Cindy wants to talk, but when Jim tells her to talk, she tells him that she just doesn't want to be intimate. Jim gets up and walks downstairs to do his work. Brandon and Brenda talk about how their parents are acting on their way out of the house to go to school. Brandon thinks that she is overreacting and tells her that they have been married for a long time and that is just what happens. At school, DJ Mike is giving his good-bye over the air waves and David gets an idea about trying out for the job. Steve stops and tells David that he is trying out. Brandon and Brenda talk to Ms. Rye who tells them about a twin study that she would like them to take part in. Cindy is at a nursery looking at plants when she notices that someone is taking pictures of her. When she starts to walk away, telling the maid, Anna Rodriguez, that there are crazy people around the area, she stops and notices that the guy is Glen, her old boyfriend. They start reminiscing about old times and why he is in Los Angeles. She tells him that she has noticed his pictures in National Geographic and then she tells him that she is still married and has twins. At home, Cindy makes Glen tell the family about different stories and how he introduced Cindy and Jim while they were dating. Jim gets up to go do some work and then Brandon and Brenda tell Glen that they are about to become the subjects of a study and Glen wants to take some pictures of them. When they get up to leave, Brenda tells Brandon that she thinks that Glen likes their mom, but Brandon thinks that she is crazy. Cindy and Glen talk in front of the fire in the living room and Glen tells Cindy that he has just ended a long-term relationship. Jim wakes up from his sleep to find that Cindy has still not gone to bed. He gets up to go downstairs and sees them still talking on the couch about Glen showing Cindy around "his" LA. Brandon and Brenda show up at the college and are going to the study. They talk about how their parents have stayed together for so long. Thinking that they are lost, they try to figure out where to go when Brenda spots a set of guy twins. Glen takes Cindy around LA and shows her art around the city in murals and paintings beyond the ordinary. He takes her back to his studio and he asks her about her marriage. He also continues to talk about her marriage with Jim. Glen thinks that Cindy and Jim are total opposites. Brandon and Brenda are sitting in the room with the other set of twins when Harriet Strathmore gives them a series of tests to determine their closeness and the other set of twins make Brandon and Brenda feel uncomfortable with their closeness. Glen asks Cindy about what if she hadn't met Jim. Cindy needs to leave for home, but he will only let her leave if she agrees to go to his art opening tomorrow. When Cindy is at home, she continues talking to Jim about how Glen is so great and what fun they had during the day. Jim tries to get physical with her again, but she turns away from him. At school, the DJ contest is about to start and David is practicing. Brenda talks to Kelly about how her mom is getting a little too close with Glen and she thinks that she is about to have an affair with him. Brenda comes into her parents' room when her mother is getting ready for the opening later with Glen. Brandon walks in and tells her the results of one of the IQ tests that they took during the day. When Jim calls and tells Cindy that he will not be able to come home until later, Cindy tells him that she is ok with it. At the art opening, Kelly and Donna join Brandon and Brenda in looking at the paintings. When Glen takes Cindy out of gallery, Brenda gets concerned. Outside, Glen and Cindy talk about how Cindy is so successful with her family and that he is lonely. Glen informs Cindy that he is ready to settle down and offers to have her follow him on his adventures. Glen then takes her into his arms and kisses her passionately. Cindy stops the kiss and they just look at each other. At home, Brenda talks to Kelly about how her mother was gone with Glen for 20 minutes and she speculates as to what they were doing for those minutes. Brenda asks Kelly what the signs are for parents when they are about to get divorced. Kelly tells Brenda that having divorced parents is bad in some respects and good in others. Jim comes home and Kelly tells Brenda that her parents' marriage was about to be over when her father started coming home late. Jim walks into his room and Cindy walks in and talks to him. Jim begins talking about his work and how he had a rough time, but Cindy tells Jim that he doesn't want to spend time with the family. Cindy is upset that he never asked about the opening or her day and when he falls asleep, she walks downstairs and hears Brenda and Kelly talking about Cindy and Jim having sex. Brenda tells Brandon that she worried that their parents are getting divorced. Mrs. Strathmore comes into the room and talks to them about their home life and Brenda begins telling her that their home life is getting worse, but Brandon just wants Brenda to stop talking and is tired of the study. Brandon gets up and walks out and Brenda walks out. Brenda catches up with Brandon and yells at him for being so closed up with his emotions and Brenda warns him that their parents are going to get divorced. They then discuss about what would happen if their parents would get divorced. At home, Cindy does not answer the phone when Glen calls and he leaves a message stating that he has called four times. At school, Brandon and Brenda, along with Kelly and Donna, talk about what they could do to have their parents fall back in love with each other. They decide on a romantic dinner and then carry out the plan that night. When Cindy and Jim are alone in the dining room, they finally begin to talk about how Jim is always working and Cindy never wants to have sex anymore. Brandon and Brenda overhear the conversation. Cindy tells Jim to come home, but Jim replies that she is never home anymore either. Jim storms out of the dining room and Cindy leaves the house and drives over to Glen's house. She tells Glen that she got carried away at the opening and that she doesn't want to be that kind of person. Glen shows Cindy the pictures that he took of her and then tells her that he is falling in love with her. Cindy starts to resist, but Glen keeps on trying to get her to be with his physically. Cindy starts crying and runs out of the house. When Brandon and Brenda drive over to Glen's house for Glen to take their pictures, they see Cindy running out of the house and driving away. They instantly think that she is having an affair with Glen. In the morning, Cindy comes downstairs and talks to Glen about an article that he wrote when he was in the University of Minnesota, writing about unfulfilled dreams and feeling frustrated. Jim quotes what he has written in the article about forgetting what is important in life. Brandon and Brenda walk into the kitchen and they are rude to Cindy when she suggests that they eat something. When they get into the car, they talk about what they can do and Brandon suggests that they can't do anything. Jim brings up how much time Cindy has been spending with Glen and before he walks out of the house to go to work, he tells her that he really loves her. Cindy cries. Jim shows up at Glen's house and they start talking about how Jim ended up with Cindy and that he is lucky. Jim then gets upset and tells Glen to stop trying to take his family away from him. The DJ competition starts with Donna, but everyone laughs at her. Next, is Steve who gets stage fright when he sees people staring at him through the window. David comes to his rescue and saves him from his embarrassment. Ms. Rye meets up with Brandon and Brenda who apologize for being rude to Mrs. Strathmore, but Ms. Rye explains that Mrs. Strathmore thought that they did great in the study. At home, Glen comes over and approaches Cindy and gives her the pictures that he took. Cindy tells Glen that they had an emotional affair, but it has to stop. Glen tells her good-bye and tells her that he had a visitor who reminded him that he can't break up her marriage. He is leaving for an assignment in Kenya and then walks off. Brandon and Brenda pull in the driveway and see Glen there and they talk about how he is over at the house and how it is so terrible that he is doing what he is doing. When Glen gets to their car down the driveway, he tells Brandon and Brenda that they have a great family and then he gets into his car. Brandon contemplates his new article that he is written when Jim gets home early from the office. Jim does not give her any time to refuse when he tells her that they are going away for the night on their third attempt at a good anniversary. Brenda is impressed with how romantic her father is. Music: 'Being Cool' by Djavan, 'Heart Shaped World' by Chris Isaak.
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