Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Rhoda (Valerie Harper) is convinced that it's the "real thing" this time around when she falls in love with Doug Hempel (William Burns), boss of the department store where she works. Having been down this road before, Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) thinks that Rhoda is moving too fast. But Rhoda will not be dissuaded; she will declare her love during her next date, come heck or high water. "Love Blooms at Hempel's" first aired on November 10, 1973.