Mary takes a telephone message for Lou from a woman named Veronica Ludlow, who doesn't mention the nature of her call. Lou reacts poorly to the fact of the telephone call. He later unburdens himself to Mary about his reaction. Veronica Ludlow was the major love of his life thirty years ago. On the eve of going into battle during WWII, Veronica sent a Lou a rather uncaring Dear John letter. The past thirty years have not healed the wounds opened by Veronica's letter. She called because she wants to have dinner with him. Mary tries to persuade him to see her and face his old demons, she believing that Lou's feelings really are tipping more on the side of love than hate. Lou does decide to see Veronica. Will Mary be right? Meanwhile, Ted, feeling jealous that Mary threw Georgette a belated bridal shower, wants her to throw him a bachelor party.
Did You Know?
Due to Mary Tyler Moore
having a flare-up of her diabetes, during a good portion of filming the The Mary Tyler Moore Show
(1970)), Mary Tyler Moore
, she was left weak and drained - with some weeks being 'better' (less incapacitating) than others. During the times Ms Moore wasn't feeling terrific, efforts were made to make her workload easier; one way this was accomplished was to lessen the amount of time she needed to be in makeup and hair, by having her wear a wig. Although this was kept quiet, the wig Ms Moore wore (as seen in this episode), wasn't very similair to Mary's usual hair style; a variation on a simple, side-parted hair style. Her eyes were also extremely sensitive at this time, and in several episodes, Ms Moore couldn't wear the false eyelashes (most actresses wear). See more
Love Is All Around
Written and performed by Sonny Curtis See more