The Love Boat
"Tug of War "

Directed by  Roger Duchowny
Written by  Ben Joelson and Art Baer
Original Air Date: February 17, 1979
Season 2, Episode 21
Gavin MacLeod (Captain Merrill Stubing)
Bernie Kopell (Doctor Adam Bricker)
Fred Grandy (Yeoman-Purser Burl 'Gopher' Smith)
Ted Lange (Bartender Isaac Washington)
Lauren Tewes (Cruise Director Julie McCoy)

David will participate in a celebrity reading of  Agatha Christie's The Spider Web as Soap Fan Mystery Theatre kicks off with a new series of  staged readings featuring the most popular stars of  daytime television, and rarely performed Agatha  Christie mysteries. David will read with Juliet Mills  at three performances, Saturday March 27 (8 PM)  and Sunday March 28 (2 pm and 8 PM)
David and Juliet are friends and work together as often as possible. See also Wonder Woman, Fantasy Island and Blithe Spirit.
Sir John Mills and his daughters take over the guest star roster with a little help from David Hedison. Gopher's secret celebrity crush (Hayley Mills) is aboard as a passenger, and Smith can barely stay out of his daydreams about her to talk to the star in real life. A spinster (Celeste Holm) discovers her true love may be her very own chauffeur (John Mills).

Millicent (Juliet Mills) and her son Lucas embark to celebrate his birthday, only to discover to Lucas' delight and Millicent's consternation, her ex-husband, Lucas' father, is also a passenger. Now the acrimony of the failed marriage is complicating the trip. Both adults are miserable and Lucas has overheard an argument and is now convinced he is the cause of their break-up. Making matters even worse, Sherman has admitted he came aboard hoping to reconcile with Millicent. Can an inflexible mother and an indulgent father reach a compromise that will somehow make them a functional family again?