Rebecca's estranged sister, Susan Howe, is in Boston to shoot a commercial. She's an actress specializing in horror movies. She stops by the bar in the off chance that Rebecca might want to see her. Rebecca doesn't. Sam finds out that much of the sisterly discord is from the Susan stealing Rebecca's boyfriends when they were younger. Sam uses this information in his attempt to bed both sisters. He tells Susan that Rebecca and he are an item, after which she agrees to go out with him. He tells Rebecca that Susan is interested in him, to which Rebecca replies that to get back at Susan, Sam should break off their date and Rebecca would go out with him in Susan's place. So Sam postpones his date with Susan to take out Rebecca, with his date with Susan now later in the evening. However Susan can't wait and appears at the same time Sam is supposed to go out with Rebecca. Sam has to try and manage his dates with both sisters without the other finding out.
Did You Know?
Originally written as a possible season ending cliffhanger in which Sam proposed to Susan after a whirlwind romance. Writers rewrote the script finding it too out of character for Sam. In addition, at the time there were rumors that Kirstie Alley would be replaced as the show's female lead at the start of the next season, and producers felt that such a story could further feed such rumors. See more
When Sam runs around the end of the bar to go to Rebecca's office to try to postpone their date, he grabs the end of the bar as he swings around and the whole bar can seen to move several inches, showing that the bar isn't actually a permanent fixture. See more
You are Susan Howe, the actress. I loved you in that two-headed movie.
Oh, which one? I did two of them. Was it the one where the head was coming out of my neck?
Yeah, that's the one.
Oh thank goodness, because the other one I am not proud of.