Written by William S. Bickley
Produced by Larry Rosen
Directed by Richard Kinon
Original Air Date: February 2, 1973

When an old friend and romantic interest of Shirley's, Richard Lawrence, comes to town he brings his eleven year old daughter, Julie. Julie is a Partridge fan and everyone teases Keith, being sure Julie will be groveling at his feet during the visit. When the Lawrences arrive, it seems that Julie's affections are not lavished on Keith, but on Danny!

Julie spends all her time following Danny, while Danny spends all his time trying to hide from her. When Shirley tries to tell Richard that Julie is a bit too aggressive and Danny is not ready for this, Richard reacts like a wounded father. Laurie and Keith ask Danny to be nice to Julie for just a few days, in order to not ruin Shirley and Richard's relationship.

Danny reluctantly agrees, and when he tries it, he finds he really does like Julie. When he gives in to a sudden urge to kiss her, Julie reacts by giving him a black eye! This doesn't make any sense at all to Danny so he goes to the "older folks" for an explanation. When Keith and Laurie try to give him advice they end up arguing with each other, so Danny goes to Shirley and Richard. They tell him the honestly can't explain it, but since it's between Danny and Julie he should try talking to her.

Julie and Danny go to the ice cream parlor for a chat. They end up the best of friends and promise to write each other when Julie leaves.

"Walking In The Rain," music and lyrics by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector (on Notebook)

Guest Cast:
Richard Lawrence ---------------------------------- Bert Convy
Julie Lawrence -------------------------------------- Jodie Foster
Waiter ---------------------------------------------- Dennis Lee Smith

Tube Trivia:
- Richard Lawrence (Bert Convy) also appeared in Episode 57 with an older daughter named Cathy. In that episode, Julie wasn't mentioned. In this episode, Cathy isn't either.
- Jodie Foster appeared in hundreds of TV guest spots, and went on to win the Academy Award not once, but twice.
- Bert Convy, best known for his game show hosting, appeared in three Partridge Family episodes.
- Dave Madden (Reuben) did not appear in this episode.

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