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"Nature Abhors a Vacuum"
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Episode No.   Season
4 1x4 Season 1
Episode Information
Original Broadcast Date October 4, 1995
Network: ABC-TV
IMDB: IMDb logo Nature Abhors a Vacuum
Written by: Michael Lesser
Directed by: Jeff Lowell
Chronological Information
Preceded by: "The Joining of Two Unlike Elements is a Mixture"
Followed by: "No Two Things in Nature are Exactly Alike"


Nature Abhors a Vacuum was the fourth episode for The Drew Carey Show. Originally aired on October 4, 1995 on ABC, This episode, which was directed by Michael Lesser, it was written by Jeff Lowell.


Drew fires Suzie, an inept employee, only to find out she was Mr. Bell's mistress. Kate proposes her idea for a day spa to Mr. Bell, who is so impressed he wants to meet with her and Drew at the Warsaw to discuss it. Unfortunately, Drew discovers Mr. Bell is only interested in making Kate his latest conquest.

Plot summaryEdit

Drew (Drew Carey) fires Suzie (played by Angela Dohrmann), an incompetent employee, only to learn that she had been involved with Mr. Bell (Kevin Pollak). Drew worries about Mr. Bell's reaction. Kate goes to Bell with the proposal that the store start a day spa to increase sales in the cosmetics department.

Bell is very impressed with the idea, and wants to meet with Drew and Kate at the Warsaw to further discuss the proposal. However, Drew learns that Bell is really trying to make Kate his latest conquest. She insists that she can take care of herself, but needs some help from Drew when Bell begins hitting on her. After she leaves, a drunken Bell makes Drew stay at the bar and sing with him all night. He tries to force Drew to help him get a date with Kate. Drew re-hires Suzie so that Bell will leave Kate alone. He is unaware that Kate has already confronted Bell, who agreed to stop hitting on her and asked her to run the new spa. After Suzie's re-hiring, he gives her the job instead.

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