Jerry Gold drops by Phil's and immediately antagonizes everyone but Murphy. She sees past his rudeness and they start dating, which the FYI staff find irksome. Murphy starts to see herself change in ways she doesn't like.
- Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown
- Faith Ford as Corky Sherwood
- Grant Shaud as Miles Silverberg
- Joe Regalbuto as Frank Fontana
- Charles Kimbrough as Jim Dial
- Robert Pastorelli as Eldin Bernecky (credit only)
- Pat Corley as Phil
- Jay Thomas as Jerry Gold
- Tony DiBenedetto as Nick La Rosa
- Pat Crawford Brown as Sister Mary Margaret O'Brien
- Despite being credited, Robert Pastorelli do not appear.