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"Love Has a Spot on His Lung: Part 2"
Season 4, Episode 24
Number (#85) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date March 3, 1977
Air date: March 30, 1977
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: John Baskin & Roger Shulman
Directed by: Gerren Keith
Production code: 424 (423b)
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Johnny Brown
Moses Gunn
Buzz Cooper[
Richard Libertini
MacIntyre Dixon
Billy Wallace
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Love Has a Spot on His Lung: Part 2 is the twenty-fourth episode of Season 4, and the eighty-fifth overall. It is one-half of a two episode season ending story arc. Written by John Baskin and Roger Shulman, the episode, which was directed by Gerren Keith, premiered on CBS-TV, originally airing on March 30, 1977.


Though J.J. is angry with Carl for breaking his mother's heart, he won't reveal the true reason for breaking up with Florida. But a change of heart prompts him to disclose the truth and his marriage proposal is happily accepted.

  • Note: This episode marks the final appearance of Moses Gunn as Carl.


Carl confesses to Florida he has been diagnosed with lung cancer but he still wants to marry her even though he does not know his future. Florida accepts his proposal.

Plot summary[]

In the conclusion of a two-part story, Carl (Moses Gunn) has learned that he has lung cancer, and has canceled his plans to wed Florida (Esther Rolle). Confronted by the Evans kids, Carl is unwilling to admit his affliction, claiming that he has decided not to marry because he was wounded in "the worst place" during the war. Only when Florida catches up with Carl does the truth come out -- with surprising results. The final episode of Good Times' fourth season, "Love Has a Spot on His Lung" also represents the last appearance of series star Esther Rolle -- at least until the beginning of season six.

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