This television episode refers to:
December 8, 1982
Veronica tries to convince Fiona to go to Costa Rica with Steve, but Fiona worries about who will take care of the family in her absence. Veronica asks Fiona, "That's the 'Sophie's Choice' you're agonizing over?" referring to whether Fiona should stay in Chicago, where it's cold and dreary, or go to Costa Rica to be in paradise with Steve.