Grandparents - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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Midge and Joel go to Ethan's school to meet with Mrs. Moyers. Midge starts talking about a "cupcake incident."

Joel remembers bringing Midge, then his girlfriend, to his dad's factory for the first time and introducing her to his parents. Shirley takes to Midge immediately. Moishe advises Joel not to let her go. Joel tells his dad it's forever.

Midge finishes the cupcake story. Joel notes that the dads are just as bad -- he got out of coaching by faking a war injury. As Joel speaks, Midge remembers a time in 1955 when they were arguing in a taxi. She gets out and starts walking.

They continue to argue while the cab tails them. It's an argument about how he works and she doesn't, and she was trying to entertain his friends. The cabbie gets out to tell her she's going in the right direction, towards the bridge.

Midge and Joel agree that Joel's friends are disgusting slobs. He says he'll take her over them any day. They hear "You Belong To Me" playing nearby and dance in the middle of the street.

Mrs. Moyers arrives, telling them there is a problem. Abe has been back several times, rude and disrespectful, and he smokes his pipe. He's been pestering them about Esther. Joel starts laughing, as does Midge. Mrs. Moyers tells them Abe is banned.

Joel recalls leaving his office in 1958. He flirts with Penny Pann, then, as he is about to leave, asks her if she wants to get a drink.

Midge negotiates, asking for Abe to be allowed at recitals and performances. Mrs. Moyers says she'll take it up with the faculty. They all thank each other, and Midge and Joel leave.

On their way out, Midge tells Joel she's going out for lunch with her old school friends from Bryn Mawr who hate him. Midge says she will defend him. Joel asks if they can go out for a drink sometime, and she agrees.

Esther plays under Abe's supervision as he reads. Esther etch-a-sketches. Abe watches from a distance. Rose appears, and Abe explains that Esther has an aptitude for music, and he wants to see if she'll pick up his book.

Rose says she's unlikely to do that without candy in the book. Esther continues to play with her doll and toys.

Dinah talks to James on the phone, apologizing for how Susie spoke with him. After she hangs up, she confronts Susie, asking why Susie told him it's not his turn.

Dinah warns Susie he's on the brink of firing her, and she needs to go to Baltimore to square things with him. Susie says Dinah doesn't understand the complexities, but Dinah does -- it's because Susie can't break Midge.

Susie says it's harder for Midge than James. Dinah counters that James is black; he has earned what he has. Dinah says if James leaves, she will too, and Susie agrees to go to Baltimore. Dinah tells her to book James on Jack Paar.

Midge meets with her old school friends from Bryn Mawr. They eat tiny sandwiches and compare their auction winnings. They notice a handsome old professor and note how he's kissing one of their old schoolmates, who is now his wife of eight years.

Midge catches them up on Joel and tells them they are still friends. The girls mention they saw them having sex against the tree all those years ago.

They ask Midge about her career, and she tells them she loves performing.

Midge and the others check out their old dorm room. The students there are confused. Midge ends up cleaning the carpet with her newly acquired vacuum cleaner.

Midge, Kiki, Daniella, Petra, and Tammy head back to their old shed hangout and, amidst the cobwebs, find the notes they wrote to their future selves in old Coke bottles. They take turns reading.

Midge's note says, "Don't!" and nothing else. The women try to help her figure out what that means.

After some drunken lawn darts, the former schoolmates bid each other goodbye with affectionate hugs, pledging to get together before another ten years have passed.

Mike and Gordon talk very seriously about something that is confirmed. Gordon calls down to Hedy.

Gordon comes downstairs, approaches his wife, and kisses her in front of everyone. Gordon announces that they have booked an interview with Princess Margaret. The staff applauds.

Gordon lauds his wife and asks everyone to applaud her. They do.

Gordon tells Mike to do all the research he can. Gordon approaches the writers and tells them that Princess Margaret wants to do a skit with him. Also, they should make the monologue royal family-centric -- funny but not mean.

Jane Jacobs is there. Gordon thanks her for saving his favorite park, but he's going to bump her.

The writers don't know much about Princess Margaret or the royal family. Midge is an expert -- she loves the princess. She says she'll work on some skit ideas if the guys do the monologue.

As the show begins, Midge notices Moishe and Shirley in the audience. Moishe and Shirley tell her they were such good laughers that one of the writers gave them an open invitation.

Gordon does his monologue, making many UK-themed jokes.

Later, Gordon interviews Princess Margaret. After some banter, she announces she's always wanted to do a weather report on American Television. Midge sneaks into the front row with the secretaries to watch as the curtain opens for the skit.

Princess Margaret heads to the weatherboard. She delivers the jokes with dry British humor, and Gordon plays along nicely. The audience laughs riotously.

At Toots Shor, Gordon and the writers toast their triumph. Gordon tells Mike to launch their Emmy campaign. Gordon orders drinks for the whole bar.

Hedy sits down beside Midge and introduces herself. They clink glasses to toast Midge as the first "of many" female writers on Gordon's show. Hedy tells Midge that Princess Margaret was "chuffed" with how it went on the show.

Hedy says she heard Midge wrote the weather report bit. Midge says she came up with the concept, but the other writers helped. Hedy advises her to take the credit whenever she can.

Hedy also mentions that she was Susan's college roommate and asks how long Midge has had her as a manager. Midge says she was her first client and has been with her for nearly three years.

Hedy says Midge is going places, especially with Susan in her corner, and tells her to keep up the good work. Midge is surprised Susie never mentioned this.

Hedy returns to sit down with Gordon. Midge finishes her drink.

Susie returns from Baltimore to find Midge waiting for her at the station. Midge says she met Hedy and that she said they were friends in college. Susie is evasive and defensive. Midge asks why she never told her.

Midge says Hedy told her Susie was tenacious. Midge asks her to put in a good word with Hedy, who is very influential, in getting Gordon to book her. Midge insists they must fight and use what they can to get her that break.

Midge refuses to let these last few years just be a "chapter" of her life. Susie asks how she would feel if she just got the job by "calling in a favor." Midge says she won't get her break without it and insists Susie talk to Hedy.

Abe meets Gabe, Arthur, and Henry for drinks and dinner. They order wine. Arthur, Henry, and Gabe chat and make lively conversation while Abe sits silently and drinks. Gabe notices.

Abe apologizes for being maudlin, saying he should be settled at age 64, but he still feels turned upside down. Arthur notes that the world is changing rapidly, especially for men their age. Henry concurs.

Abe suggests that the world is not changing, but they just never noticed what was really going on. Collectively, they have caused harm with their ignorance. Gabe and Henry argue that perception is up to the individual.

The waiter returns with menus, recites the specials, and leaves.

Arthur describes his apartment, how he and his late wife had decorated it, and recently he had a moment where he looked around and only saw "stuff" that had meant something to him and his wife, his life in piles that would one day be just picked through by his kids.

Gabe suggests that Abe's "meddling" was actually teaching. Henry notes that when his son moved out, he stopped calling as he felt smothered by his father. Abe says that teaching is also "foisting." He gave too much unsolicited advice.

Abe realizes he has done wrong by both his son and daughter, admitting that Midge owns the apartment.

He realizes that when Joel dumped Midge, Midge emerged stronger -- but Abe realizes she was probably strong all along, but he never took her seriously. He took Noah seriously and did so much for his son that it never even occurred to him to do for his daughter.

Abe marvels that Midge is pursuing this career path with no help from her parents, reflecting on what a marvelous person she is and how he could have done better for her. Henry suggests they order.

Susan shows up at The Gordon Ford Show and gets Hedy alone. All business, Susie asks Hedy to get Midge on the show as a favor to her. Hedy asks if she's a good comedian. Susie insists Midge is ready.

Hedy realizes Susie really believes in Midge and asks if it's anything more. Susie doesn't respond. Hedy says she'll do what she can, but Gordon doesn't always listen to her.

Susie insists she does it soon, and Hedy agrees to do it first thing in the morning. Susie goes to leave, and Hedy notes that this request must have been hard for Susie. Susie leaves.

Midge arrives at work. Hedy is standing on the stairs, smiling mysteriously at her. Midge and Hedy greet each other with "Good morning." Hedy goes upstairs.

Hedy enters Gordon's office. Hedy suggests that he put Midge on the show. Gordon reminds her of the rule. Hedy says it was George's rule, not his. He asks what the angle is. Hedy tells him the angle is she's asking him to do it. He asks why. She says he owes her.

Midge gets a phone call and rushes out while Gordon watches.

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 Episode 8 Quotes

Hedy Ford: Don’t.
Miriam "Midge" Maisel: What?
Hedy Ford: Don’t.
Miriam "Midge" Maisel: Okay.
Hedy Ford: If the credit’s yours, take it. If it’s not, take it, that’s what the boys do.

I have to see if my granddaughter is the grandson I’ve been waiting for.

Abe Weissman