Blanche is surprised when her handsome aerobics instructor Dirk asks her out. Blanche is thrilled that a younger man wants to take her out. She goes all out on a strict diet and exercise regimen to make herself look good for him. They have dinner and Dirk explains to Blanche why he’s so drawn to her.

Rose’s mother Alma comes for a visit. It doesn’t take long for Rose’s overprotective ways to wear thin on her. Alma blows up at Rose and is ready to leave early before Rose explains why she worries so much. Alma understands but also points out that keeping her from living now isn’t going to prevent her from dying some day and the two make up.


Season 1, Episode 9: Blanche and the Younger Man


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