The eighth season of The Andy Griffith Show "Opie's First Love" Mary Alice Carter accepts Opie's invitation to a party but rejects him at the eleventh hour for another. Late in the season, Opie joins a rock 'n' roll group in "Opie's Group" and his grades begin to suffer in school. In "Howard and Millie," Howard proposes to Millie after three months of dating but soon realizes they may be rushing it. Also, things get stressful when Barney Fife is on the spot when he gets Andy to let him use the Taylor home for an American-Russian summit meeting in "Barney Hosts A Summit Meeting." Also, Andy learns that his girlfriend, Helen, was once arrested for carrying a gun, gambling and keeping company with a hoodlum in "Helen's Past."