The third season is a pivotal one for aspiring actress Ann Marie (Marlo Thomas) and her ever-devoted boyfriend Donald Hollinger (Ted Bessell). In an era of great change, That Girl was a reflection of its time. Social issues come to the forefront as Ann, in addition to her usual wacky adventures, finds herself contending with issues such as spousal abuse, adoption, race relations and politics. But That Girl’s social consciousness did not come at the expense of laughs. Ann remains focused on her career, making progress with a role in a Broadway show starring Barry Sullivan, as well as appearing in a series of soda commercials. And Donald continues to find himself in predicaments that only Ann – or occasionally her meddlesome father, Lou Marie (Lew Parker) – can create.