Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) gets swept up in romantic intrigue thanks to Bess Lindstrom (Lisa Gerritsen), the 12-year-old daughter of Mary's landlady, Phyllis (Cloris Leachman). A true child of the '70s, Bess has decided it is time she begin dating older men -- specifically a 15-year-old named William (Gerald Michenaud). Things get sticky when William develops a crush on Mary, and dogs her trail from house to workplace and back again. "It Was Fascination, I Know" originally aired on December 2, 1972.