The Flying Nun (1967–1970)
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To Fly or Not to Fly 

There are two upcoming important events: the novices are approaching their rededication ceremony, and the Reverend Mother is attending a conference in Chicago. With the latter, she can take... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Sally Field ... Sister Bertrille
Marge Redmond ... Sister Jacqueline
Madeleine Sherwood ... Reverend Mother Superior Placido
Alejandro Rey ... Carlos Ramirez
Linda Dangcil Linda Dangcil ... Sister Ana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Brown Mark Brown ... Little Boy
Spring Byington ... Mother General
Naomi Stevens ... Sister Teresa
C. Lindsay Workman ... George Bragan (as Lindsay Workman)


There are two upcoming important events: the novices are approaching their rededication ceremony, and the Reverend Mother is attending a conference in Chicago. With the latter, she can take one travel companion, and all the sisters do extra things for the Reverend Mother in hopes that that will sway the Reverend Mother's decision in her favor. Sister Bertrille is especially hopeful as she went to school there, and desperately wants to see it again. The Reverend Mother even believes that she would be the appropriate choice, however as Chicago is the Windy City, it is too much of a risk for Sister Bertrille to go. She is sad enough about that, but it makes her realize that she needs to be able to control her flying more so than she is able, especially with the upcoming rededication ceremony with the Mother General in attendance. Consulting an aeronautical engineer, she learns that all she needs to do is to gain five pounds to ground herself. So she embarks on an eating binge. Having ... Written by Huggo

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19 December 1968 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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George Bragan's (C. Lindsay Workman) workplace is the same set used for Darrin Stephens's office at McMann & Tate Advertising on Bewitched (1964). See more »

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Trying to be grounded
28 August 2018 | by JordanThomasHallSee all my reviews

The sister novices at Convent San Tanco are preparing for their upcoming rededication ceremony. Reverend Mother Placido suggests they deliberate to make certain of their decision. She herself is preparing to travel to Chicago for the order's hemispheric council and will take a companion. The sisters work hard to make a good impression on the reverend mother in hopes of going with her. She tells Sister Bertrille that she can't be the one to go with her, fearful of what would happen to The Flying Nun in "The Windy City". Sister Bertrille feels her flying is holding her back and must stop before the mother general (Spring Byington in her final film performance) visits. She asks Carlos to take her to his engineer friend George Bragan (C. Lindsay Workman) to find a way to not fly under the rouse of talking about an aircraft. The engineer says the problem can be solved by adding five pounds, and Sister Bertrille begins overeating to gain weight. As she struggles to gain enough she is desperate to hide her ability from the mother general.

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