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"Gloria the Victim"
Season Three, episode # 23
# 60 overall in series (209 episodes)
Series: All In The Family
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Air date March 17, 1973
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Written by Austin & Irma Kalish and Don Nicholl
Directed by: John Rich and Bob LaHendro
Guest starring
IMDB Gloria the Victim
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Gloria the Victim was the 23rd episode of the third season and the 60th overall episode of All In The Family. The Season 3 episode first aired on CBS-TV on March 17, 1973. The story was co-directed by John Rich and Bob LaHendro. The story was written by Austin & Irma Kalish and Don Nicholl.


While walking past a construction site, Gloria is besieged by sexual harassment. It escalates and she is soon the victim of attempted sexual assault. Archie and Mike debate whether to report the crime to police. Gloria eventually musters the courage to call an investigator over. But then, things are complicated when the detective (Charles Durning) tells her that the man she is accusing will make a counter-claim that their encounter was consensual.


Gloria is traumatized when she is attacked and nearly raped while walking home from work. At first, the family insists that Gloria press charges against her assailant. But Archie and Mike soon change their minds when a no-nonsense police detective named Vogel (Charles Durning) tells Gloria what she will be up against in court. This time around, it is Edith who proves to be the most level-headed member of the household -- but will she be able to persuade Gloria to put her reputation on the line by testifying against the would-be rapist? There are no easy, pat solutions in this particular episode.

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