| Season 3, episode # 3|
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||September 30, 1972|
|Written by|| Teleplay by: Lila Garrett & Michael Elias |
Story by: Bill Manhoff, Lila Garrett & Michael Elias
|Directed by:||Norman Campbell|
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The Threat is the third episode of the third season and the 40th overall episode of All in the Family. The Season 2 episode first aired on CBS-TV on September 30, 1972. Directed by Norman Campbell, the story was written by Bill Manhoff and Lila Garrett & Michael Elias; the teleplay was also written by Garrett and Elias.
The wife of Archie's old war buddy, Duke Loomis, arrives for a visit. Make that the second, much younger wife of Archie's old wartime friend. Edith begins to worry when Archie seems a little too cordial with the woman.
Bobby Jo, the much-younger wife of the man whose life Archie saved during WWII, pays a visit to the Bunker household. Archie falls over himself being uncommonly gracious and hospitable. Naturally, he insists that his behavior is borne of friendship -- but Edith doesn't quite see things that way.