MAY 5, 1964 (EP. #2)
Bill, home from campus because he felt he was needed, spent the time trying to reconcile Susan and their mother, Liz. Susan grew despondent remembering how she had been at her father's side when he died. Susan told Bill she's felt lonely since their father's funeral on Saturday, because she and her father had been very close. Bill tried to console Susan when she groaned that Liz never needed her. Susan said Liz was too possessive, but Bill said it was "just competition" between a mother and a daughter. Pat was irked at Alice for being suspicious that their father, Jim, was spending a lot of time at Liz's house that evening. Alice needled Pat that because she bought a car, she can't afford to live on campus and so was forced to share a room with Alice at home. Pat called Alice "youngster" every time Alice ruffled her feathers. Alice reminded Pat that Bill doesn't like her new boyfriend, Tom. Alice worried about Russ's reaction to Will's death. Mary thought Pat was being insensitive when she said it's time for the family to start living again.
Pat: "Stop saying 'Aunt Elizabeth.' Everyone calls her 'Aunt Liz.'"
Alice: "But she doesn't like that."
MAY 6, 1964 (EP. #3)
Mary was waiting for Jim when he finally came home from Liz's. Mary teased Jim that Alice was his favorite child. When Mary disapproved of Tom, Jim told her it would only end in disaster if they tried to dictate whom Pat could or could not see. Jim suspected something happened between Liz and Mary when Jim and Will had gone into partnership, but Mary said the reason they never got along was because they never had anything in common. Granny was upset Mary didn't accompany Jim to visit Liz. Granny assured Jim that in time they would get over Will's death. Jim remarked that Janet has never been close to the rest of the family. Granny worried that Janet has no life outside of her work, but Jim told her that Janet seems to prefer her life that way. Ken, an executive at Janet's place but not her boss, was shaken when Janet was brusque with him during an intimate evening at her downtown apartment, but chalked it up to the recent death of her brother. Ken told Janet his family was a closed subject. Janet reflected that she'd always kept her family at a distance. She remarked upon her mother's "steely quality" and recalled how Granny never shed a tear when Janet's father died, or when Jim went to war. Janet revealed to Granny that Will had financed her college education, but that she had eventually paid him back in full.
Granny: (About Janet) "She kind of lives in... I guess you might say another world."
Janet: "I don't want that world (,) that so-called woman's world. I've chosen another world to live in."
MAY 7, 1964 (EP. #4)
Jim and Janet discussed Will's death. Janet was melancholy, and asked after Jim's children. Janet was afraid that she's getting old, and hasn't accomplished anything of value. Later, Jim and Mary hoped that neither of their daughters grows up to be an unfulfilled career woman like Janet. Liz advised Bill to take the necessary coursework to become a CPA, despite his desire to pursue law. She warned him that life is uncertain, and if he becomes an accountant, he'd always have a place in his father's company. Janet continued to look on her life with regret: she's successful, but she's never really been in love. She told this to Ken, who thought she was being silly. When Janet brought up his marriage, Ken warned her that his wife and son are off limits. Liz told Sue that she disapproves of Janet's lifestyle, but Sue admired her. Sue wanted to move out on her own, and Liz asked her not to. Sue bitterly told Liz she doubts Liz really cares one way or the other where Sue lives.
MAY 8, 1964 (EP. #5)
Bill ran into Missy on the college campus next to an old wooden bridge leading to the law library, the same place where he first met her. Legend had it than a woman student had jumped in and drowned because of a failed love affair. Missy told Bill she hasn't seen him at the Kopper Kettle, where she waitresses, since his father died. Liz told Bill that yesterday Susan came to her to ask for money to leave home. Bill tried to comfort Liz and told her her life isn't over since his father's death. Granny tried to calm Alice's fears about dying. Alice had been curious about what happens when we died ever since Granny's husband died five years ago and she came to live with them. Granny advised Susan not to leave home when she came to visit Granny. Susan told Bill she feels more at home at Jim and Mary's house than at their house. Bill was evasive when Susan questioned him about his new girlfriend.
'STANDING ON THE BRIDGE LATE THIS AFTERNOON IS MELISSA PALMER. WHENEVER SHE WALKS ON CAMPUS YOU MAY BE SURE SHE DRESSES TO FIT THE PART. NO, SHE ISN'T WEARING TIGHT PANTS AS MANY OF THE COEDS DO, BUT A STRAIGHT SKIRT, PULLOVER SWEATER AND CARDIGAN. ONE COULD VERY WELL MISTAKE HER FOR ONE OF THE STUDENTS. [...]'
Bill: "Oh it's you, I didn't recognize you. I just wondered who it was who
threw something into the creek."
Missy (Intro Line): "Yes, it's me. Did you think I was-- one of the students?"
Alice: "Mom and Dad and Russ drove to Oakdale."
Granny: "Don't they have some friends who live in Oakdale?"
Alice: "They know people there but not friends, Granny."
MAY 11, 1964 (EP. #6)
Alice joked to Jim about the "Keep out" sign that used to hang in his den. Alice tried to convince Jim she was perfectly capable of being a junior counselor at camp that summer. Later, Jim pled her case to Mary. Tom told Pat his plans to pursue an M.A., then possibly a Ph.D., in psychology rather than enroll for a stint in the army. Mary told Jim she thinks Russ needs more attention. Jim decided it was the right time to question Pat about Tom when Pat came home from a date floating on cloud 9. Pat asked Jim to have a little faith in her when he expressed concern over how far she and Tom might go.
Alice: "You know that, Jim."
Jim: "Alice, not 'Jim,' please."
Pat: (About Janet) "Someday she'll find another world, a special world where they'll be a man."
MAY 12, 1964 (EP. #7)
Pat and Tom ran into Missy near the bridge and speculated about whether she and Bill were "making out." Tom asked Pat to spend Memorial Day weekend with him at his parent's lake house, but Pat worried about her parents' reaction. Bill had an exasperating time trying to get Missy to agree to a dinner date, and when he failed, accused her of not liking him. Ken made a tentative gesture towards Janet at work. Janet refused to be mollified when Ken explained he couldn't have dinner with her that night because it was the day of his monthly dinner with his son. Tom assured Ken he has no intention of marrying the new girl he was seeing.
MAY 13, 1964 (EP. #8)
Missy confided in her social worker Ann Fuller that she got all flustered when Bill asked her to dinner, and that she would gladly trade places with Pat Matthews, whom she considers a real lady. Mary laughed when Pat complained about Alice's youthful exuberance. A lonely Liz came over to visit Granny and complained that she and Susan never seem to talk. Pat told Mary that Russ resents Alice for being a honor student when he will be forced to go to summer school. Pat was sketchy about the details when she broached the subject of her Memorial Day plans to Mary.
Pat: "A part of that phase includes his very brilliant sister, Alice in Wonderland."
MAY 14, 1964 (EP. #9)
Russ finally admitted to Jim and Mary that he's been doing poorly in school and is failing math and science. Russ balked at the idea of summer school and said he wants to quit school and get a job. Mary told Jim she thought Pat was being devious in formulating her plans for Memorial Day. Jim reassured her that he would put the screws to Tom if he and Pat got serious. Bill and Liz cleared the air about Susan's attitude toward her, and Bill hypothesized that Susan feels Liz doesn't believe anyone misses Will as much as she does. Bill protested he could never fill Will's shoes when Liz asked him to ask Susan not to leave home. Bill was puzzled when Liz rejected his idea of visiting the campus with him even though she was a graduate. Liz was very interested when Bill broached the subject of Missy Palmer. Alone in her small boarding room, Missy spoke to herself at length about her feelings for Bill.
MAY 15, 1964 (EP. #10)
Pat reamed Bill out for blabbing to Jim that Tom has a reputation as a ladies' man. Tom defended his interest in girls to Pat. Tom was happily planning their Memorial Day weekend when Pat said she still hadn't cleared it with her family. Pat begged Alice to dip into her savings account to loan her enough money to buy a new bathing suit. Alice asked Pat if it would be a good idea to invite their Aunt Janet to her high school graduation and home party celebration in June. Ken dropped by Janet's place on impulse to explain his relationship with Tom, but Janet got defensive when Ken pointed out she couldn't be expected to understand a parent-child bond.
MAY 18, 1964 (EP. #11)
Missy was ecstatic when Ann surprised her with an icebox. Missy cried on Ann's shoulder about being illegitimate. A hapless Bill botched his visit with Missy at the Kopper Kettle when he asked her about her birthday. Tom came into the restaurant, and Bill chastised him for his treatment of Missy as his waitress. Tom feigned politeness to Missy, which she saw through right away. Tom blasted his fraternity brother Bill for talking badly about him to Jim. Alice told Mary she may not be going to university in the fall. Mary pumped Bill for info on Tom and Pat, but he maintained it was Pat's business not his.
Alice: (To Bill about him and Pat) "Both of you are forever calling me youngster."
MAY 19, 1964 (EP. #12)
Liz told Bill she won't give Susan money to buy her own place because it might make Susan believe Liz didn't want her at home. Bill pressed Liz for details of what happened to Susan when she was 17/18, but Liz claimed it was nothing more than a case of mononucleosis that required her to be hospitalized at Memorial Hospital for over three months. Dr. John Bradford visited Liz and told her Susan was an excellent technician at Memorial. Liz implied she'd rather Bill follow in his father's shoes and become an accountant rather than a criminal lawyer. Janet requested a meeting with Dr. Bradford because he had been Will's doctor and learned Will had had a cardiac condition for the past five years that he'd kept a secret from his family. Janet was mortified when Ken used the key she had given him to enter her apartment during her meeting with Dr. Bradford. Ken tried to apologize, but was forced to give the key back when Janet demanded it.
Bill: "Someday I'm going to defend someone in a court of law."
Janet: "I'm sometimes referred to as the very odd one in the Matthews family."
Notes: First appearance of John Crawford as Dr. John Bradford.
MAY 20, 1964 (EP. #13)
Bill surprised Missy by dropping by her room to see her new icebox. Missy told Bill she thinks Pat is too nice for Tom, whose reputation she's heard people gossiping about. Susan was close-lipped when Pat inquired why she never went to college. When Susan told Pat she'd always considered that Jim and Mary kept their children on tight reins, Pat decided to go ahead with her and Tom's Memorial Day plans. Bill and Sue dished about Dr. Bradford, that he's about 40, and lived with his mother until she died a couple years ago. The inner Missy reminded her she was just a nobody. Pat tried to convince Mary that things have changed since she was Pat's age. Mary voiced her disapproval when Pat finally revealed her Memorial Day plans.
Bill: (About Liz) "She going to have to make another world for herself."
MAY 21, 1964 (EP. #14)
When Pat told Missy about her overprotective mother, Missy remarked that she wished she had a mother like Mary. Pat was amused when Tom told her he just realized Missy doesn't like him. Russ confided in Pat that he's afraid of being a disappointment to their parents. Pat confided in him that though her degree will be in education, she isn't sure if she'll become a teacher after graduation. Mary bowed out of talking to Russ with Jim, saying he might be more comfortable having a man-to-man talk with his father. Jim convinced Russ not to quit school and to attend summer school. Pat wouldn't budge when Jim refused to approve of her holiday plans.
MAY 22, 1964 (EP. #15)
Janet hinted to Ken that she wants a raise, or she might find employment elsewhere. Janet and Ken considered that it might be to their mutual benefit if they ended their affair. Susan told Liz she had dinner with Dave Wilson to inquire about the terms of Will's will as she was hoping an inheritance would fund a new place to live, but Liz said all money went to her. Liz refused when Susan asked to borrow $1,000. Liz told Bill she suspected Sue was always jealous of her, but he said there was some secret reason for their estrangement that Sue hinted she might tell him about. Liz made Bill promise to fill her in if Susan was forthcoming. Sue filled Janet in on the rest of the family when she visited her to ask for advice, since Janet had left home when she was younger than Sue. Janet agreed to give Sue her loan (even increasing it to $2,000) when Sue agreed to retain close ties to the family (unlike a regretful Janet).
MAY 25, 1964 (EP. #16)
Jim made full disclosure to Mary of the details of his fatherly talks with Russ and Pat. He admitted he may be a little jealous of Pat's growing feelings for Tom. Jim cautioned her not to forbid Pat to do something else risk losing her. Laura was delighted her "two men" (son Tom and husband Ken) were both home for dinner. Tom laughed when his mother mentioned that the mothers of his many girlfriends had been talking to her about him. Laura fretted that Ken wasn't happy living in the suburbs and would prefer a place in the city. Ken tried to get Laura interested in the "real world" when she reminisced about the death of their daughter Judy, aged 10, ten years ago from polio. Mary pleaded with Pat to get a chaperone for her weekend with Tom.
Notes: First appearance of Augusta Dabney as Laura Baxter.
Introduction Scene: The Baxter residence patio
Laura: "Tom, it was rather nice having my two men at home for dinner tonight."
MAY 26, 1964 (EP. #17)
Ann tried to make Missy feel better about her life by relating that even though she herself had parents, they didn't get along because they come from Europe and still retained old world values. Bill defended Pat's holiday plans to Sue. In a family blowup, Susan revealed to Bill that when she was 18 she was engaged to George Bowman. Then she found out the truth: her mother had been pushing them to get married, especially George. When she was recovering from mono, she had the time to realize this and broke off the engagement to George (who has since remarried). Susan said she was left feeling that her mother had been trying to get rid of her, but Liz maintained that she was just like any other mother who wanted to see her daughter married. Missy was engrossed when Bill talked about his family. Missy told Bill not to call her Melissa, and panicked and ran off when he put his arm around her in a friendly fashion.
MAY 27, 1964 (EP. #18)
Mary was skeptical when Liz said she and Will had wanted Granny to come live with them when Granny's husband died. Mary didn't think it was a good idea when Liz requested that Jim talk to Susan about not leaving home. Liz looked up Janet's address, ostensibly so she could thank her for the sympathy flowers in person. Ken and Janet flirted while relaxing over cocktails after work, and he tried to get Janet to give him his key back.
MAY 28, 1964 (EP. #19)
Alice noticed Pat seemed in a blue funk while getting ready to go away with Tom, so she tried to cheer her up by telling Pat she liked her. Pat was desperate for Mary to give her blessing to her holiday plans, but Mary was firm in her belief of right and wrong. Alice told Pat she had been accepted at Sarah Lawrence College and revealed she wants to make her mark before she marries. Dreaming of Tom, Pat said she's more concerned about marriage than a career. Janet made no apologies to Liz for not visiting after Will died. Liz confronted her about giving Susan a check for $2,000 and tempers immediately flared.
Janet: "Liz, this is proving to be a most disagreeable visit."
MAY 29, 1964 (EP. #20)
Jim told Mary he hoped Bill would take his father's place at the accounting agency, since he's been overworked since losing Will. Jim and Mary stayed up till midnight discussing Russ, Pat, and Susan. Pat and Tom and friends Phil and Rita discussed activity plans while breakfasting at Tom's lake house. Mary and Jim enjoyed Memorial Day evening alone, but Mary had pangs of loneliness for Pat. Romantic stargazing turned steamy for Pat and Tom.
Mary: "We're doing a lot of talking about nothing, aren't we?"
JUNE 1, 1964 (EP. #21)
Ann suggested Missy go to counseling to help her understand why she's afraid of boys. Jim tried to calm Russ's fears when he admitted he doesn't feel smart enough to succeed in school. Mary wanted to know what happened between Pat and Tom over the weekend, but Pat deflected the issue by talking about seeing Missy and Bill on campus. While Mary sensed that Pat was a "changed woman," Jim was oblivious to any change in his daughter.
Notes: Last "regular" appearance of Joey Trent as Russ Matthews. The character would make sporadic appearances until June 24, 1965, for John and Pat's wedding. His absence was explained on July 21, 1965 as attending summer school out of town.
JUNE 2, 1964 (EP. #22)
Liz pumped Pat for info on Missy. Sue quizzed Pat about her weekend with Tom but Pat changed the subject. Sue said if she wrote her autobiography, she would title it, "All My Yesterdays." Granny was upset that someone was uprooting her vegetable garden, and got further upset when Mary didn't take it seriously. Mary entertained Tom when he stopped by to see if Pat was in. Tom later apologized to Pat for telling Mary that Pat and her friend Eileen were looking into sharing an apartment next year.
Notes: Last appearance of Vera Allen as Granny Matthews.
JUNE 3, 1964 (EP. #23)
Bill told Liz not to get her hopes up that Sue would change her mind about not leaving home. Bill explained to Missy that he hadn't meant any harm when he'd impulsively put his arm around her. Susan insisted on calling Dr. Bradford when Liz complained of chest pains. Bill and Susan worried that what happened to their father might be happening to their mother.
JUNE 4, 1964 (EP. #24)
Dr. Bradford told Liz her episode last night was likely the result of anxiety and loneliness, as all the tests showed her to be in perfect health. He admonished Bill for not spending enough time with Liz. Susan wasn't agreeable when Bill tried to convince her they needed to spend more time with their mother. Susan worried that Liz, unconscious or otherwise, was using her health scare to retain her grip on her children, and hoped Bill was smart enough to stay out of her trap. Susan, Bill, and Liz dropped in and visited with Mary, Pat, and Alice. Alice made a pest of herself trying to worm her way into Pat and Susan's conversation. Alice broke the family taboo by mentioning Janet when she speculated about joining an art school. Bill refused to admit the possibility when Susan suggested Liz was exaggerating her condition as a sympathy ploy.
JUNE 5, 1964 (EP. #25)
Jim tried to get Mary to tell him what went down between her and Liz 15 years ago, but she couldn't be persuaded. Mary was adamant that Alice not pass up the opportunity of a college education. Alice phoned Janet to invite her to her graduation. Janet refused to give an answer when Ken pressed her again on why she never married. Pat and Jim disagreed over their versions of right and wrong. Alice brought her art portfolio over to Janet's for a critique. Buoyed by Janet's praise, Alice decided to enter the Institute of Art at her recommendation.
JUNE 8, 1964 (EP. #26)
Pat complained to Mary that she and Jim didn't accept their kids as they are. Mary was laid low when Alice told her that she'd been to see Janet, and was crushed when Alice said Janet advised her to enroll at the Institute. Janet admitted to Ken she may have been too free with her advice to Alice. Ken and Janet discussed the career woman of today. Jim and Mary agreed they shouldn't try to stand in Alice's way. Alice and Pat wondered why Janet never married.
Alice: "Aunt Liz can leave a lot to your imagination."
JUNE 9, 1964 (EP. #27)
When Missy asked Ann when her own birthday was, Ann speculated it was December since she had been a few months old when she was left at the orphanage in February. Missy chose Valentine's Day as her new birthday. Susan refused when Liz asked her to return Janet's money. Missy tried to explain to Ann about the two people she was, Missy and Melissa. Missy was the normal one, and Melissa was the poor little girl nobody wanted. Missy was happy she finally got to introduce Bill and Ann. Ann told Missy she didn't need Ann's approval of Bill. When Bill realized how important Ann was to her, he told Missy he wanted her to meet his mother and sister.
JUNE 10, 1964 (EP. #28)
Missy was worried about his reaction when Bill pried it out of her that Ann is a social welfare worker, but he didn't make the connection that Missy was one of Ann's cases. Bill wanted to take Missy to the Pink Poodle, but she insisted on going to the Green Gables Restaurant, because she had "practiced" going there once before with Ann. Tom said he was best man at Phil and Rita's civic ceremony wedding at city hall, and that they had to get married because Rita was pregnant. Pat chided Tom for not paying enough attention to her. Pat didn't know how to answer when Mary asked if she was in love with Tom.
JUNE 11, 1964 (EP. #29)
When Ken worried that Janet would leave the agency despite receiving her raise, she told him it might be best considering it was no longer a secret among their co-workers that they were an item. Tom ran into Janet coming out of his father's office, and commented to Ken about his attractive co-worker. Tom asked his father if he was disappointed in him, and Ken tried to reassure him he wasn't. Tom asked him for money for various school expenses. Tom began questioning Ken about the state of his relationship with his mother, but dropped that line of questioning. Ken gleaned that Tom was aware that Ken was seeing someone else. Ken tried to explain to Janet that he and Laura have separate interests. While she tried on her dress for the senior prom, Pat flashbacked to her and Tom making love under the stars.
JUNE 12, 1964 (EP. #30)
Jim and Mary tried not to rain on Pat's parade the day of the prom. Pat's orchid corsage was delivered, and her parents noticed she ignored the card from Tom that came with it. Bill came over to tell Jim and Mary that Susan finally moved out of the house, and to ask them for advice. Mary was quick to tell Jim not to get involved. Tom arrived to take Pat to the prom, and his eyes lit up when he saw her descend the stairs in her virginal white dress. At the prom, Tom and Pat danced to "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." Pat wanted to stay longer, but he hustled her out of there and up to his lake house as quick as he could. Pat remarked that the lake house, about 100 miles from Bay City, was close to the town of Oakdale. Pat put on the breaks when Tom became amorous and requested that he take her home.
JUNE 15, 1964 (EP. #31)
Ken failed to weasel out of Laura's upcoming dinner party in honor of Tom's graduation. Laura ignored him when Ken pointed out Tom wasn't really keen on the idea. Ken was uncomfortable when Laura said she hadn't been able to reach him recently when she'd phoned him to say her bank account was low on funds. Jim tried to assuage Mary's fears of Alice joining the Institute, where she worried a lax lifestyle would have a bad influence on their daughter. Mary was sure something was wrong when Pat returned home earlier than expected. Tom was defiant when Ken told him Laura intends to find out who his new girl is.
Jim: "How often do we have to go over the same thing?"
JUNE 16, 1964 (EP. #32)
Missy lamented that she'll never get to attend a prom. Bill showed Missy the sketch that Alice drew of him. Ken and Janet found it tough to wind down after a long day at the office. Janet wasn't convinced when Ken told her his life was with her, not out in the suburbs with his wife. Janet tried to reassure Mary that Alice was indeed talented and could likely be successful as a commercial artist.
JUNE 17, 1964 (EP. #33)
Tom was flip when he and Laura talked about his upcoming graduation, and tried to cut down his appearance time at her party. Laura and Ken shared a private toast to the boy's future. Pat tried to make Missy feel better about never being able to experience the pomp and ceremony of a graduation. Pat defended Tom when Missy tried to warn her about him. Pat declined Tom's invite to Laura's party.
Pat: "Alice, you get to be a little pesty, you know?"
JUNE 18, 1964 (EP. #34)
Mary tried to explain to Alice about the other world that Janet lived in. Then they both tried to figure out Tom and Pat's relationship. Bill tried to discourage Liz from visiting Janet, and from returning her loan to Sue. Ken commented that Janet's affection for her young niece Alice wasn't in keeping with her claims of not being interested in children. Janet refused to introduce Ken when Liz dropped by unexpectedly. Ken vamoosed, but not before Liz discerned he was a married man. Janet tore up Liz's check, yelled at her that she emasculated her men, hoped Bill wouldn't fall victim, then broke down in tears after Liz left.
Alice: "Sometimes, Mom, I get a little confused about this family."
Liz: "You were positively insulting."
Janet: "Coming from you, Liz, I consider that a compliment."
JUNE 19, 1964 (EP. #35)
Pat asked Mary to explain why she doesn't like Tom, and suggested she and Jim get to know him over the summer. Pat and Missy talked about Sinatra and the Beatles while she waited for Tom at the Kopper Kettle. Missy took time off work to be able to accompany Pat home when she felt unwell. Mary invited Missy to dinner as thanks for being so nice to Pat. Missy complimented Alice on the sketch she drew of Bill, but declined Alice's idea of doing a sketch of her. Missy broke bread with Jim, Mary, and their children, and could barely hold back her tears of joy at watching them all interact. Pat was well enough to join the rest of the family, but could barely bring herself to pick at her food. Missy looked around uncomfortably when everyone bowed their heads and Jim said grace.
JUNE 22, 1964 (EP. #36)
Missy met Ann on the bench near the campus bridge and, after gushing about her dinner last night with the Matthews, fumed that if she ever met her mother she would kill her for abandoning her. When Jim wondered why Granny wasn't going to stick around for Alice's graduation, Mary reminded him Granny's niece Jane was having her first baby. Mary said she had been flattered by Missy's attention. Tom wasn't impressed when Pat related how Missy had helped her. Tom pressured Pat into going for a ride. Jim told Mary he was showing Liz some kindness because Will took him into the accounting business as a full partner when he was going through a hard time. Pat suggested to Mary that they have Tom over to dinner so she and Jim could get to know him better.
Jim: "Mary, that's about the third time you've said that."
JUNE 23, 1964 (EP. #37)
Liz wouldn't elaborate when she told Bill she disapproved of Janet. Liz tried to poison Jim's mind against Janet, but he had deaf ears when she came to the part about Janet's proclivity for married men, and her bad influence over Alice. Bill dropped by Missy's after Jim told him she'd been by for dinner last night. Bill vehemently denied the possibility when Missy said there were things about her he wouldn't approve of. Ken advised Janet to get married when she complained that Mary warned her away from Alice. Ken was skeptical when Janet maintained she'd never been hurt by a man.
Missy: "Where did you come from?"
Bill: "Out of the nowhere into the here."
Missy: (To Bill) "I don't think I want to meet your mother."
JUNE 24, 1964 (EP. #38)
Alice told Pat she's worried Janet won't come to her Open House party. Pat criticized Mary's choice of dress for Alice's graduation as being too juvenile. Pat told Mary she'd like to have more than one child when she was married. Mary was shocked when Pat actually found something about Tom to criticize. Tom immediately regretted it when he agreed to Pat's invitation to dinner with her family. When Alice said she'd changed her mind about going to camp that summer, she and Mary got into an argument about whether she should spend the summer in college or at the Institute. After Alice called her, Janet told Ken no deadlines would keep her from Alice's party.
Alice: "As the saying goes, my dear Patricia, you and Tom are as thick as thieves."
Alice: "That was my first love, acting."
Mary: "Just wait until you have daughters of your own."
Pat: "There'll be no daughters, all boys."
JUNE 25, 1964 (EP. #39)
Liz lamented to Bill about Susan not extending an invitation to see her new apartment. Bill suggested that they stay at Alice's graduation party until Susan arrives so that the three of them could spend time together. Alice admitted to Pat that she didn't mention being class valedictorian so Russ wouldn't feel shame and to surprise Jim and Mary. Pat deemed it pointless when Alice thought asking for their parents' true opinion of Janet might reveal the reason Janet seems estranged from the family. Jim discussed Russ hiding his feelings at the graduation ceremony with Alice, who felt it unfair she was more capable than her brother. Jim urged Mary and Alice not to let Russ's feelings of inadequacy spoil the day as they prepared for the Open House. Liz and Bill expressed pride in Alice for being valedictorian and delivering a good speech at the ceremony. Mary and Jim advised Liz she would be as unsuccessful as they were in trying to persuade Alice to attend university instead of art school. Bill supported Alice's plans to take art courses during the summer rather than be a junior counselor while Liz kept pushing her objections. Janet was dumbfounded to learn second hand that Granny had left to help her niece Jane prepare for having a baby. Janet made a hasty retreat when she felt pressured to take sides in the discussion of Alice pursuing art as a profession.
Bill: "Hi, youngster."
Alice: "Today, my dear cousin, I have graduated from youngster to young lady."
Bill: "You're still a little 17-year old punk to me."
Alice: "If you weren't so good-looking Bill, I might take exception to that remark."
Janet: "Alice, there are all kinds of success. I'm a success in my field, I suppose. But I'm sure there are some who would say that I was not so successful in -- in other things."
Notes: It is revealed that Granny's niece Jane is the daughter of Jim, Will, and Janet's Uncle George.
JUNE 26, 1964 (EP. #40)
Ken and Laura had a strained conversation about her once being an avid reader and both of them enjoying summer vacations before he became successful at the agency and they moved to the suburbs. Ken told Tom that they were a closely knit family and he and Laura are content when Tom questioned the state of his parents' marriage. Tom regretted asking Ken for help in breaking a dinner date with Pat and her family because Ken refused to be dragged into a fake previous engagement. Pat told Alice she was using her imagination when Alice tried to confirm her suspicions that Pat loves Tom. Jim and Mary talked about Janet's estrangement to the family, closeness to Alice, and worried Janet's influence might cause her to become distant from them. Alice thanked her parents for throwing her a graduation party and felt satisfied by their answer that they like Janet when she broached the topic. Tom called and broke his date with Pat by claiming he had forgotten about having to attend a dinner party Laura was having. Pat was disappointed despite Tom's efforts to ease the blow by stating he'd rather spend time with her and confirmed their Fourth of July date. Pat sadly told Mary about Tom's cancellation, then thought of making love with him on Memorial Day.
Notes: Bill Wolff's closing on Fridays, "Be sure to join us again on Monday for another half hour of drama -- ANOTHER WORLD."
JUNE 29, 1964 (EP. #41)
Jim reminded Mary that it had been Alice's decision to attend art school when Mary wanted to blame Janet's influence. Jim and Mary agreed they wish that they could give Janet understanding. Ken warned Janet against stifling her emotions when she wouldn't let herself feel hurt over Granny leaving town without telling her. Janet told Ken she is fond of Alice but dislikes being put on a pedestal. Ken described Tom to Janet as handsome, intelligent, but representative of young men his age who don't treat women properly. Ken embraced and kissed Janet after she thanked him for treating her like a lady. Alice defended her decision to attend art school against Pat, who chastised her for upsetting Mary. Pat resented Alice inquiring about her feelings for Tom and suggestion to play hard to get. Tom charmed Pat into accepting his apology for breaking their date, grew affectionate while urging Pat to enjoy life, and confirmed their plans to stay at the Baxter's lake house. Jim maintained skepticism over Tom and Pat having an understanding, not asking to be exclusive, and Pat being uncertain of her true feelings. Jim gave Pat sage advice on protecting herself from getting hurt.
Notes: Description of Mary during the beginning of Act I: (MARY IS JUST ENTERING HER BEDROOM. FOR THE MOST PART, EXCEPT WHEN JIM TEASES HER, MARY MUST BE IN MANY RESPECTS A CONCERNED MOTHER, MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HER CHILDREN THAN SHE'S EVER BEEN. HER BOY IS GOING TO SUMMER SCHOOL TO MAKE UP TWO SUBJECTS IN WHICH HE FAILED. HER YOUNGER DAUGHTER HAS SLIPPED THROUGH HER FINGERS, OR SO IT SEEMS TO MARY. HER OLDER DAUGHTER SHE'S QUITE SURE IS IN LOVE WITH A YOUNG MAN WHO DOESN'T BELIEVE IS SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN PATRICIA. ALL THREE CHILDREN ARE ON THIS MOTHER'S MIND. SHE LOOKS OUT THE WINDOW AS THOUGH TO FIND ANSWERS TO MANY OF HER QUESTIONS IN THE DARKNESS OF NIGHT...)
Alice: (about Tom) "Did you believe his story?"
Pat: "Who told you what his story was, if indeed it was a story."
Pat: "We seem to have a broadcasting system all our own around here."
Production Notes: Among the sets used in this episode were the Matthews' living room, porch, and family room.
JUNE 30, 1964 (EP. #42)
Jim and Mary decided against financing Alice's summer art courses and talking with Pat about Tom because she's blindly in love. Ken and Laura got into an argument when she expressed doubts about him seeing clients during the evenings in the city. Laura recalled that they struggled financially when Ken first started in advertising after Ken accused Laura of not acquiescing to his wishes. Tom confessed to Laura that he may break up with Pat because he doesn't want to marry too young like she and Ken did. Laura explained to Tom that needs in marriages change over time and joked about his non-committal approach towards everything in life. Ken was pleasantly surprised to learn that Janet is moved to tears every time she reads the book, "The Yearling." Ken and Janet realized that Laura likely knows that he is having an affair. Ken complained about the lack of communication in his marriage and being alone in trying to make it work. Janet informed Ken that she won't always be available and ordered him to settle matters with Laura. Ken admitted to Laura that he may be seeing another woman. Laura agreed to consider Ken's request that she make compromises for the sake of their marriage.
Laura: (about Pat) "She is a nice girl, I understand."
Tom: "All girls are nice, Mother. Even you."
Laura: (LAUGHINGLY) "Oh Tom, no one can ever pin you down to anything, no one has ever been able to."
Tom: "No. No one has. But let me tell you something, Mother. The day I am pinned down to something it's going to be when I want to be pinned down, not before."
JULY 1, 1964 (EP. #43)
Jim informed Alice that she won't be taking art classes during the summer because she broke her commitment to being a junior counselor. Mary urged Pat to have breakfast while listening to Alice gripe about her conversation with Jim. Alice realized her parents were right to refuse to pay for summer school. Pat was certain that Jim and Mary would disapprove of Alice wanting to get to know Janet better. Alice informed Pat that Jim and Mary are misjudging Janet but their opinion of Tom is correct. Alice recalled Janet complimenting her artistic talent and encouraging her to attend art school. Janet called to thank Alice for the sketch she gifted her and consented to Alice coming for a visit. Jim and Mary accepted Tom's apology for breaking the dinner date but doubted his sincerity. Mary planned to question Alice upon realizing that she snuck out of the house. Janet voiced objections to Alice coming over without permission and couldn't provide insight into the reasons she is estranged from the family.
Notes: Several scripts alternate between "Janet" and "Jan" as the character's name.
JULY 2, 1964 (EP. #44)
Bill was annoyed with Liz for making reservations for them under the assumption that Susan would be busy and since he invited Missy to join them during the weekend. Bill told Liz that he wants her to meet Missy, but wouldn't elaborate on his remark that Liz could do a lot for her. Ann grew angry with Missy for refusing to keep Bill's plans, brooding over being illegitimate, and not letting anyone know her true self. Missy was furious when Ann proposed she test Missy's theory that Bill will reject her by revealing the truth. Jim told Mary that Liz blames Janet for Susan moving out when they talked privately. Mary agreed with Jim's assertion that her fear about Janet's influence on Alice was similar to Liz's judgmental attitude towards her. Alice admitted to her parents that she visited Janet, that Mary doesn't encourage her passion for art, and can't understand the disapproval for her Aunt. Ken comforted an upset Janet, who explained that she represents qualities in artists that conventional women like Mary dislike, but yearns to live up to Alice's high opinions of her. Missy told Pat that she doesn't have family and described Ann and Pat as her two favorite people in the world. Pat became defensive when Missy warned that girls who have dated Tom become the subject of rumors, but confessed that she is unsure about wanting to marry Tom.
Notes: Several scripts alternate between "Susan" and "Sue" as the character's name. All others are consistent throughout.
JULY 3, 1964 (EP. #45)
Tom and Pat discussed Missy being stand-offish with men except for Bill, whose fraternity brothers think of Missy as Bill's "project." Pat was inspired to take Missy under her wing by Tom, who felt women have opportunities outside of marriage and children and suspected that Ken's discontent lies with Laura being an attractive, intelligent, cultured woman who enjoys an active social life. Tom blamed Pat's non-committal, timid attitude towards spending the weekend with him on Missy admitting her dislike for him and mentioning girls whom he has dated earning reputations. Alice assured a skeptical Pat that she is fully dedicated to pursuing a career in art. Pat dodged Alice's efforts to learn the reasons she has seemed bothered lately, then broke the date with Tom when he wanted her to commit to it. Tom informed Ken that he wants to find the cause of Pat's distant attitude and cold demeanor towards him. Bill told Missy that she can't join him during the Fourth of July weekend because he won't allow Liz to be alone in Lakewood. Missy struggled to maintain her composure until Bill left, then berated herself for being unwanted.
Ken: "What do you want that you can't have, Tom?"
Tom: "The company of a young lady over the weekend. I just got turned down."
Ken: "Not used to that, hm?"
Tom: "No I'm not. Ordinarily I'd say, 'Well, Mr. Baxter, strike that name from your little black book.'"
Missy: (BILL LEAVES. SHE STANDS THERE AND TAKE HER IN A CLOSEUP. THERE ARE TEARS. THERE'S ANGER, THERE'S HURT.) "You're going to have a wonderful Fourth of July, Missy, just wonderful. Who wants you?" (AND NOW REALLY CRYING OUT). "Nobody! Nobody wants you. You just don't belong to anybody. Everybody's got somebody, you just don't have anybody. Not anybody!"
JULY 6, 1964 (EP. #46)
Ken flatly told Laura that he isn't interested in joining her active social life in the suburbs and didn't deny that they may be on the verge of a separation and he is seeing another woman. Laura promised to consider Ken's ultimatum that, if their marriage means anything to her, she will consent to selling the house and leasing an apartment in the city. Mary promised Alice that she has parents who will help their children through life's difficulties after Alice gossiped about an unmarried couple from school who are expecting a child. Alice expressed her opinions to Mary about Pat's feelings for Tom and refusal to spend the weekend with him at the Baxter lake house. Janet was disturbed to run into her former fiancee, Mike Connors while waiting for Ken to join her at the cocktail bar. Mike realized the depth of Janet's hurt while Janet openly doubted he once loved her or felt remorse for breaking their engagement to marry a woman who could have children. Ken suggested Janet take a vacation with him rather than press her for details on Mike. Janet appreciated Ken's honesty for mentioning his ultimatum to Laura, doubts about his marriage surviving, and love for Laura belonging in the past.
Ken: "Let's see if I can't un-disturb you. Let's talk about a vacation."
Janet: "Didn't I tell you, oh a week or so ago, that you take the high road and I'll take the low road --"
Ken: (SMILINGLY) "And I'll be in Scotland before ye."
Notes: First and only appearance of Mike Connors, Janet’s former fiancé. Mike reveals that he is married to “someone from the East” with three children and has a successful career in public relations. He is described as "quite attractive, extremely masculine, around 38 or 40" in the script.
Production Notes: Pre-recorded murmurs and clinking glasses were used in the cocktail bar scene featuring Janet, Mike, and Ken. "Special Stay Tuned - Week of July 6, 1964. This plug takes precedence over all others in the event there is only time to do a short stay tuned. Please hold on to this copy for the week: "TUNE IN FOR RADIO AND TELEVISION COVERAGE OF THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION BEGINNING MONDAY, JULY 13TH ON NBC."
JULY 7, 1964: Pre-empted for coverage of Major League Baseball.
JULY 8, 1964 (EP. #47)
Liz felt Bill has been restless and edgy from keeping her company once Bill admitted that he didn't enjoy their weekend in Lakewood. Bill briefly hinted at not wanting to take Will's place at the family firm, then castigated Liz for making him revoke his invitation to Missy. Liz listened intently as Bill described Missy as a girl who doesn't have family or many friends, is underprivileged, and rarely dates. Bill confessed to Liz that he may have feelings for Missy and was pleased that Liz consented to the two of them meeting. Alice raved to Pat about spending the day at the Institute. Pat piqued Alice's curiosity by revealing that she and Tom are still dating, but she is uncertain about the next time they'll get together. Bill and Pat struck a deal that she would drive to Missy's for a visit. Mary joked that Pat and Alice seemed eager to get rid of them after mentioning that she and Jim may go on vacation alone. Alice griped about Pat being dismissive towards her, then bruised Pat's ego by suggesting she make a date with Tom to cure her moodiness.
Bill: (about Missy) "Pat? She has you pretty much on a pedestal, I think you know that."
Pat: "Sort of."
Bill: "Would you maybe one of these days, one of these evenings, drive out and see her? I know where she lives, I've been there. She never goes out, she's usually home -- three flights up, and you open the door to -- another world."
Pat: "Alice, I love you dearly, but don't start being pesty."
Alice: "Every time I ask questions that bother you a little you think I'm getting pesty."
Pat: "There are times, honey child, when you can -- really get under someone's skin."
Alice: "Oh I wouldn't want to do that. I just want you to know you have an 18 year-old sister, almost 18, who thinks you're -- well pretty nice, and who at times sort of looks up to you."
Notes: Bill mentions that he has worked at the family accounting firm every summer since he was in high school.
JULY 9, 1964 (EP. #48)
Mary was amused by Pat's assessment of Alice as a "wheeler and dealer" when Pat assumed that she had persuaded Jim to pay for books the Institute uses in their courses. Pat confided to Mary about being in love with Tom and fears of him knowing her feelings, but refused to explain her reluctance towards seeing him. Ken informed Tom that he and Laura are honest with each other and will be able to cope with the issues they are having. Tom insisted to Ken that views of his reputation with women are unimportant, that he has yet to hurt anyone, and intends to prevent any girl from falling in love with him until he is ready to assume responsibility. Ann lectured Missy about fighting against herself, refusing to accept that Bill hadn't meant to hurt her, and living in a fantasy world. Missy quickly backed down on her demand for Ann to leave her alone when she threatened to never return. Pat complimented Missy on having an interesting, artistic room and offered Ann a ride home so the three of them could spent time together.
Tom: "All right, let's talk about me, young men like me. Maybe we've been a little spoiled, but that doesn't happen to be our fault. The lady can say no."
Ken: "So she can."
Tom: "But she doesn't say no too often."
Ken: "I'm sorry you're blaming the opposite sex for the lack of, shall I say morality among our young people today."
Ann: "Why do you shy away from the word illegitimate? Every time you use that word --"
Missy: (SHE TURNS, VERY ANGRY) "I wasn't even thinking of that word."
Ann: "Missy, you think of that word 24 hours a day whether you know it or not. Everything that happens to you, you associate with that word."
Missy: "You know an awful lot, don't you, Ann."
Ann: "I know you, I've known you for over three years, ever since that day I was assigned to your case and saw you, a very unhappy girl in a foster home."
Pat: "I don't think it will, Ann. I'd like very much to drive you home, please stay." (PAT SAYS THIS IN A WAY THAT HAS REAL SIGNIFICANCE. ANN THINKS SHE WANTS TO TALK TO HER ABOUT MISSY, BUT PAT HAS HER OWN REASONS FOR WANTING TO DRIVE ANN HOME).
Ann: "All right, I'll stay and we'll make this a real hen party."
(TAKE MISSY WHO IS BEAMING AND TAKE IT OUT)
JULY 10, 1964 (EP. #49)
Tom came to see Pat and was disappointed to learn from Mary that she went out for the evening. Mary realized that Pat is avoiding Tom and wondered if Alice's suggestion to make herself less available made a lasting impression. Ann encouraged Pat to build a friendship with Missy because she needs to be around people her age. Missy was happy while talking to herself about Pat's visit and felt certain that Pat will honor her promise to come see her again. Mary told Jim and Alice that she pities Missy-a shy, lonely girl who makes little money working at Kopper Kettle while putting herself through school, which made Alice grateful for having good parents. Mary advised Alice that it was Janet who requested that she get permission before visiting. Alice explained to Mary that she has a strong passion for art, but wasn't inspired to pursue it until she got praise from someone like Janet who is successful in the field. Alice asked to be afforded the same freedom that Pat enjoys, but didn't share Mary's opinion that Pat will break up with Tom soon. Ann told Pat about growing up in a poor neighborhood and becoming a social worker to help struggling youth and families. Ann suggested getting married for the child's sake when Pat inquired into the choices a young woman has as an unwed, expectant mother.
Missy: (to herself) "I just can't believe it. Patricia Matthews was here in my room. And she was so - so different. Not like she is when she's with Tom Baxter. And she liked Ann. I could tell Ann liked her too. A hen party, that's what Ann said we had. This is the first time anyone like Patricia ever paid any attention to me. And Melissa - Patricia said she'd come again. And she said - "You'd better come to see us again, make it a real visit," that's what she said, Melissa. Oh I think she meant it, I really do. I know that lots of times people say things they don't really mean, they say them just to be nice. Patricia -- you wouldn't do that to me, would you. You wouldn't do that to anyone, would you, Patricia. (TAKE A CLOSEUP OF HER) Of course you wouldn't. Because you're a lady. You're Patricia Matthews."
Alice: "Mom, did Pat say why she went to see Missy tonight?"
Mary: "For two reasons really. I got the idea that Bill was one of the reasons."
Alice: "Bill? That's right, he does see Missy every now and then."
Mary: "You're not at loose ends, Alice, you're just on a fishing expedition."
Notes: Pat mentions that she has one year left of college to complete and is an Education major.
JULY 13, 1964 (EP. #50)
Ken credited Laura for making an effort by having breakfast with him and Tom, since he had grown used to having it alone. Laura admitted to being jealous of Ken seeing another woman and deflected against his accusations that she involved Tom in their problems. Tom insisted Ken and Laura were wrong to believe Pat or any girl could convince him to get married. Pat denied wanting to date another man when Tom mentioned calling her several times, breaking a date, and refusing to see him. Tom was surprised with Pat visiting Missy and questioned the connection between her and Ann. Pat urged Tom to think about the reason she seems different from the girl who was fun and all smiles when they started dating. Ken cautiously told Janet that he enjoyed his morning with Laura. Janet brushed aside Ken's worries by reminding him that they have a "no strings attached" relationship and that she won't allow herself to become dependent on any man. Ken reluctantly agreed to make himself scarce when Janet was notified of Jim coming to see her. Janet apologized to Jim for causing Alice to change her mind about attending the Institute instead of a university. Jim pleaded with Janet not to destroy Alice's image of her after noticing two cocktail glasses on her table. Janet accused Jim of being judgmental towards her, declined his dinner invitation, and got him to leave by claiming she had an appointment.
Janet: "You know, Jim? I can understand Mary feeling as she does about me. I can even understand Liz to a point, But you? I only hope that nothing ever happens to any of your children to cause you - any concern. Maybe you and Mary will be lucky. I wasn't. Don't worry about your daughter, tell Mary not to worry."
JULY 14, 1964 (EP. #51)
Mary gently chided Jim for changing his dinner plans, then didn't press further once Jim grew irritated over her inquiries on his evening out and Bill needing his tonsils removed. Jim and Mary swore to Alice that they are not trying to keep her away from Janet. Alice insolently accused Jim and Mary of wanting to believe that Janet considered the sketch she gifted her meaningless and had been insincere in praising Alice's artistic talent. Jim sadly shook his head after recalling his last conversation with Janet. Mary agreed to Jim's request that she speak to Janet about Alice even though she doesn't want them to form a permanent bond. Jim told Mary that perhaps they are being overprotective of Alice rather than letting her make her own decisions. Mary advised Jim she was wrong to hope for Pat breaking up with Tom because she won't open her eyes to his true nature. Pat assured Tom that she didn't have a motive for refusing to see him, but struck down his idea that they spend the weekend alone at the lake house. Tom chalked up Pat acting evasive and serious to moodiness while holding her in his arms.
Pat: "Not too many students use this bridge, do they."
Tom: "Not too many, no."
Pat: "And yet every student knows there's a story about this bridge."
Tom: "You don't believe the legend they tell about it, do you, Pat?"
Pat: "It could have happened."
Tom: "But did it."
Pat: "They said it did."
Tom: "And who are they?"
Pat: "It's a story that -- "
Tom: "Oh it's sort of romantic kind of thing."
Pat: "Do you think so?"
Tom: "Frustrated love -- ends all by jumping from the bridge."
Production Notes: A kinescope of July 13, 1964 (EP. #50), featuring Jim and Janet was used in this episode.
JULY 15, 1964: Pre-empted for coverage of Republican National Convention.
JULY 16, 1964 (EP. #52)
Alice groaned about Freddie, a boy she's dating who wants to go steady and Pat's sour mood. Pat was surprised that Alice confronted Jim and Mary about Janet and plans to verify if their Aunt minds her visiting. Ken and Janet acknowledged acting differently towards each other since Tom graduated from college and Alice showed Janet her art portfolio. Ken listened sympathetically as Janet reflected on Alice bringing her out of the world she created for herself and into reality, which causes her to face things she has avoided. Janet berated herself for being rude when Alice called wanting to meet and getting upset with Jim last night. Tom confessed to Laura that he has noticed a strain between her and Ken, but asked to remain neutral. Laura was disappointed in Tom, who refrained from offering opinions on Ken's request to move back to the city or Laura's misgivings about it. Tom told Laura that he is going to give Pat the silent treatment because she is getting too serious about him. Ken advised Laura not to interfere in Tom's life or expect him to live with them again. Ken expressed optimism to Laura about their marriage once they reached a deal to move to the city and keep their house in the suburbs.
Alice: "Oh like - like maybe she shouldn't see me."
Pat: "You don't think Mom or Dad would say anything like that to Aunt Janet?"
Alice: "Not in just those words, no. You know how adults are, don't you? They sort of say things without saying them right out."
Pat: "That isn't true only of adults, Alice, that's true of - of most of us."
Alice: "When I have something to say, Pat, I usually get around to saying it right out."
Ken: "Why do you think you have to change to be - special?"
Janet: "Ken, let's forget the word special, shall we? Maybe I'd like to be what I was a long time ago. Maybe what I was a long time ago is exactly what I really am. Maybe the kind of life I've lived for a number of years now isn't the kind of life I care too much about. Maybe, just maybe, I've created a little world here, another world, different from the one I used to live in."
Ken: "I'd be interested in knowing what kind of world you used to live in, that - other world. Oh mind you, I definitely believe that each one of us from time to time lives in another world."
JULY 17, 1964 (EP. #53)
Pat objected to Bill's idea of dropping by Missy's apartment to work through any ill feelings she may harbor towards him for canceling their Fourth of July date. Pat urged Bill to be certain of his feelings before pursuing a romance with Missy because she doesn't permit anyone to get close to her. Liz decided to probe Pat about Missy after overhearing her conversation with Bill. Pat gave Liz a brief description of Missy, then denied Liz's assumptions that Bill's attention merely involves pity and that Missy yearns to get married. Dr. Bradford recalled running into Bill leaving to see Missy's new ice box at her apartment and didn't support Liz's view that he is too young for serious relationships. Bill told Missy that he won't force himself into her life. Missy flatly refused to come to the hospital, but promised to consider visiting while he's home recuperating from his tonsils being removed. Pat accepted Missy's invitation to drive to her place next week. Mary noticed sadness and regret in Pat's voice as she reminisced about her prom night. Mary was unconvinced by Pat's contention that she has been ill due to the summer heat. Pat downplayed Mary's worries over her seeming unhappy, then hoped Mary's faith that she could handle problems with Tom sensibly was correct.
Liz: "Bill has wanted me to meet her. And I will one of these days. Patricia, you know your cousin, when he was just a youngster he was forever bringing in a stray cat or a stray dog."
Pat: "Aunt Liz. Missy isn't a stray anything if that's what you're trying to say."
Liz: "Oh I didn't mean it quite that way. But knowing she doesn't have anyone, or many friends - he naturally feels sorry for her and might give her the wrong impression."
Pat: "I doubt that. He and I have had our arguments, but I think we understand each other very well. I wouldn't worry about Bill if I were you."
Liz: "Oh I'm not worried about him. I'm just a little concerned about the girl. You know how it is these days, Patricia."
Pat: "Just how is it, Aunt Liz?"
Liz: "You've been on campus for three years, I'm sure you know how many girls have only one thing in mind - to get married. And many of them I don't think care too much how they accomplish it." (A BEAT WHILE PAT TAKES THIS IN AND IS WELL AWARE OF HER OWN SITUATION AT THE MOMENT)
Pat: "Don't you believe, Aunt Liz, that young people my age, Bill's, even younger, can and do fall in love?"
Liz: "My dear child. I'm a firm believer that young men should be able to take on the full responsibility of a wife and a family without any help from his parents. Oh I know parents subsidize marriages these days, something I wouldn't do."
Liz: "...No one seems to know too much about this girl, who she is or where came from. Bill wants me to meet her. One of these days soon I intend to do just that
. Now then, enough about my young fledgling, tell me about you, John."
John: "About me? Liz, I'm sure you know my life is an open book. Maybe that's what's been wrong with it. It seems that only closed books are interesting."
Liz: "I'm sure there are many pages in that open book that any woman might find interesting."
Notes: Liz mentions having a college degree and Will being around 25 years old when they married. An instrumental version of the song, "I Could Have Danced All Night," played during Act IV, which featured Mary and Pat.
JULY 20, 1964 (EP. #54)
Missy was surprised that Pat and Ann talked about young girls who become unwed, expectant mothers. Pat was embarrassed by Missy's firm belief that she isn't the type of girl to have a child out of wedlock. Pat confessed to Missy that she is going to marry Tom, but made her swear to secrecy. Pat scolded Alice for prying into personal matters and talking incessantly. Alice immediately forgave Pat, who explained she is upset with herself for not getting a summer job and helping Mary around the house. Alice was intrigued as Pat talked about Missy, hypothesized that Bill's efforts to date her will be in vain, and dreaded Missy meeting Liz. Pat resolved to make decisions about Tom during a mature conversation with Alice about life involving difficult choices. Mary complimented Alice for helping with the house work and asked her to wake Pat. Alice found baby shoes and Mary's wedding veil while searching the attic to find a figurine that she wanted to sketch. Mary was annoyed and Pat burst into tears upon seeing Alice, who tried to cheer them up by walking downstairs wearing the wedding veil and carrying the baby shoes.
Pat: "Alice, there are some things one has to be definite about." (ALMOST TO HERSELF RATHER THAN TO ALICE) "You can't sit on that fence forever. One day you have to make up your mind to jump - and whatever happens, happens."
Alice: "Patricia Matthews. What fence have you been sitting on? And where are you going to jump?"
Pat: "Well Alice, after I've jumped I'll let you know all about it. Now if you want to go and brush your teeth -- "
Alice: "Thanks, Pat, for treating me like I was really grownup."
Pat: "Sometimes I think you're more grownup than I am."
Mary: "You and Pat and Russ are very important to me, But there happens to be one person who is a little more important to me, and to this whole family. He comes first. Your father."
Mary: "Perhaps someday, Alice, when you get married, have a family, you'll know how important it is to consider your husband first, your children second..."
Description at the beginning of Act I: MISSY'S ROOM. LATE AFTERNOON ON IMPULSE PAT PHONED MISSY AND TOLD HER SHE'D BE OVER THIS EVENING. IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD THAT PAT ISN'T AT MISSY'S THIS EVENING BECAUSE OF BILL AND HIS INTEREST IN THE GIRL, BUT FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON THAT PAT CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN TO HERSELF SHE'S BEEN DRAWN TO MELISSA PALMER WHO SHE KNOWS HAS SO FEW FRIENDS. THERE'S A DISTINCT DIFFERENCE IN THE MOODS OF THESE TWO GIRLS. MISSY CAN'T QUITE BELIEVE THAT PAT HAS AGAIN MADE THE TRIP TO HER ROOM, TO HER OTHER WORLD. AND PAT, RESTLESS, TENSE, SERIOUS, IS MOMENTARILY UNAWARE OF MISSY'S REAL JOY IN BEING WITH PATRICIA.
JULY 21, 1964 (EP. #55)
Pat learned that Tom went to dinner with Laura upon calling his apartment. Jim was stunned by Pat's intense ranting over being questioned on skipping meals, unhappily staying in her bedroom, and lacking privacy. Jim admonished Pat for being inconsiderate and not behaving like a member of the family. Pat called the Baxter residence looking for Tom, then hung up after Laura handed the phone to him. Laura dismissed Tom's concerns that she and Ken are being overly cordial to each other and are heading for a divorce. Tom confided to Laura that he has unwavering faith in his parents working through their marital issues. Laura complained about leaving her friends and activities in the suburbs, prompting Ken to accuse Laura of not giving the city a chance. Ken angrily informed Laura that he has grown weary of her social circles and won't tolerate the two of them leading separate lives anymore. Ken gave up talking to Laura when she began to make insinuations about him having feelings for another woman. Tom admitted to Pat that he purposely avoided her so that she would take the initiate to see him. Tom sensed that Pat had something else on her mind when she mentioned Phil marrying Rita for the baby's sake instead of for love. Tom was shocked once Pat blurted out that she is pregnant with his child.
Laura: "Let's get what over with?"
Ken: "Either we make a try of this together or I'm going to ask you for something I never thought I'd ask you. Either we go somewhere together or you go your way and I'll go mine."
Laura: "Then that is what you want, isn't it, a divorce. There is someone you really care about more than you care about me. There is, isn't there."
Ken: "There's no use talking to you anymore tonight. Fill up your glass, you'll feel better."
JULY 22, 1964 (EP. #56)
Tom smoked as he processed Pat's news, then embraced Pat protectively while she confessed to faking an illness to mask the pregnancy from her parents and a perceptive Alice. Pat reciprocated Tom's kiss tenderly once she agreed to give Tom space to think and to let him handle everything on their behalf. Alice told Mary about seeing Bill at the hospital and thought that Pat going on a date with Tom might be a return to normalcy. Ann was pleased that Missy called Bill while he is recuperating and is building a friendship with Pat. Missy debated on Pat truly being in love with Tom and whether it was wrong to tell Pat that people are gossiping about her. Ann described expressions of love to Missy, who said that she's never experienced it since her parents never married and she was placed in an orphanage. Pat wasn't interested in Alice making plans to see Janet, but found significance in Alice's comment that all people should have high self-esteem. Tom called Pat to postpone a date, but swore it was a legitimate outing with Ken. Pat laid in bed as Tom's assurances of taking care of things echoed in her mind.
Alice (to Mary): "And I told Bill that if I hadn't made up my mind to be an artist, a commercial artist, I would seriously consider the nursing profession."
Alice: "Mom, Pat and I share a bedroom. And there are things I know about Pat that you don't."
Alice: "Well don't say that as though I didn't know what I was talking about. I always know when things aren't going right between Patricia and Thomas Baxter."
Mary: "You keep pretty close tabs on everyone in this family, don't you."
Alice: "You know why? Because some people in this family keep pretty close tabs on me."
Notes: The song, "Penetration" by The Ventures was played at the beginning of Act I, which featured Tom and Pat. Mary mentions that Granny doesn't plan to return until fall.
JULY 23, 1964 (EP. #57)
Ken told Janet that Tom uses his psychology education to probe into his and Laura's marital problems. Janet pointed to Ken's honesty when he felt hypocritical for criticizing Tom's playboy ways and uncertainty over Tom being upfront with girls he dates. Janet pondered women fooling themselves and finding herself hearing the man's point of view on every situation. Tom recalled Pat revealing her pregnancy as he drank a cocktail and waited for Ken at the University Club. Ken disagreed when Tom swore that, after several talks with Laura, he predicts that they will be moving to the city soon. Tom was evasive when Ken asked for the reason he insisted on getting together and the intended topic he had planned to discuss. Dr. Bradford assured an embarrassed Janet that Ken interrupting their last talk was none of his business. Janet readily accepted John's offer to have a dinner date sometime. Laura worried her mother's intuition proved that Tom is troubled after Ken couldn't provide reasons for Tom spending the night at the house and going to bed early. Tom sat in an easy chair alone while trying to think of a solution for him and Pat.
Notes: Recorded thoughts of Janet (end of Act I) and Tom (end of Act IV) played during their individual scenes while the camera did closeups of their faces.
JULY 24, 1964 (EP. #58)
Alice was struck by Pat confidently proclaiming that Mary has prepared her for keeping house and rearing children. Pat agreed to consider Alice's invitation to go to a movie, grab something to eat, and see Janet at her apartment. Pat was alarmed when Alice mentioned a girl from school who is around sixteen years old, pregnant, and giving the baby up for adoption. Pat was entertained by Frank Andrews, Tom's roommate, while waiting for Tom at the apartment. Frank told Pat about becoming a professor once he earns his P.H.D. in psychology, and dating a nurse at Memorial Hospital named Kathy Grayson. Tom confessed that he hasn't figured out a course of action, but urged Pat not to feel anxiety towards the pregnancy. Janet ruminated over spending the rest of her life drinking alone and coming home to an empty apartment. Janet was impressed by Alice's enthusiasm over attending art school and Pat's interest in teaching. Pat and Alice didn't grasp Janet's veiled remark that she originally intended to work until "the next best thing came along" meaning marriage and not a career. Janet was touched that Pat wished for them to know each other better. Frank was shocked when Tom revealed that Pat is having his child, but grew silent after Tom asked not to be lectured on getting married and assuming responsibilities.
Notes: First appearance of Peter Brandon as Frank Andrews, Tom's roommate. Frank is described as a few years older than Tom, finished with his Masters Degree, and pursuing his doctorate in psychology. Tom mentions that they have been roommates for about two years.
Frank: (Introduction Line, to Pat Randolph) "It's open. Come in."
JULY 27, 1964 (EP. #59)
Liz called Susan and nagged her into coming to the house to see a recuperating Bill. Bill resisted Liz's attempts to baby him, but couldn't help joke that Liz could never stop worrying about him completely. Pat was agitated and tense while trying to reach Susan by phone. Susan said she didn't have anything to report about work and mentioned Liz objecting to her getting an apartment when Liz broached the subjects. Liz tried to diffuse the tension by telling Susan she misses her, but was hurt that Bill had to persuade Susan to stay for dinner. Susan countered Bill's lecture on her treatment of Liz by stating that she has her own life now. Susan was concerned when Pat asked to see her right away so they could talk privately. Pat tearfully told Susan that she is pregnant with Tom's child and expressed confidence in his love and working things out together. Susan was troubled that Tom and Pat haven't discussed or made definitive plans to get married. Alice was unaware that Pat was disturbed hearing about a girl who is pregnant by a man who doesn't love her and is being sent away to have the baby. Pat was consumed with fear and disturbing thoughts while thinking of her talk with Susan.
Production Notes for Act I: (CUT TO SUE MATTHEWS ON LIMBO PHONE. IF POSSIBLE, INDICATE THAT THE PHONE IS IN A CORNER OF THE LAB. INTERCUT SUE AND LIZ, AD LIB)
Production Notes: Used for the end of this episode and in later episode(s)
(DOLLY IN TO CU OF PAT IN THE MIRROR. THEN, SUPER OVER HER FACE TO THE TAPE OF ACT III...BEGINNING WITH SUE'S WORDS:)
Susan: "You keep saying you'll work it out, but you don't say how."
Pat: "I told you. We haven't decided."
Susan: "But it's not that complicated. You haven't many choices."
Pat: "I know. Well -- we'll be married, I'm sure."
Susan: "Oh? But you didn't say that."
Pat: "Well, I thought you'd understand. It's -- it's so obvious."
Susan: "Is it?"
Pat: "Of course. We love each other -- and there's no reason we shouldn't."
Susan: "Is that how Tom feels? Has he asked you to marry him?"
Pat: (VERY TENSE, HER BACK TO THE WALL) "I told you, we haven't discussed the details yet."
Susan: (STARING AT PAT, QUIETLY) "That's not a detail, Pat. That's sort of -- the whole idea."
(IF IT ISN'T POSSIBLE TO PREPARE THE TAPE IN TIME, USE THE DIALOGUE ONLY, WHICH YOU CAN PRETAPE THE DAY OF THE BROADCAST IN VOICE-OVER, AS YOU STAY IN CU ON PAT'S FACE. IN ANY CASE, AT THE END OF THE AUDIO-ONLY OR AUDIO AND VIDEO TAPE, END ON CLOSE UP OF PAT, STARING, DEEPLY FRIGHTENED AND TROUBLED, INTO THE EYES OF HER IMAGES IN THE MIRROR AND TAKE IT OUT).
JULY 28, 1964 (EP. #60)
Mrs. Warren gave Laura a tour of her apartment that she is renting. Laura offered Mrs. Warren a security deposit after the woman expressed despair over her impending divorce. Janet and Laura briefly glanced at each other and tacitly recognized their respective relationships to Ken when Janet came to discuss an account with him. Laura suggested to Ken that they celebrate her choosing an apartment in the city. Tom declined Ken's invitation to have dinner as a family. Tom told Frank that his parents' marital issues started because Laura immersed herself into suburban life to avoid grieving for Judy, which alienated Ken. Frank understood Tom's excitement over his parents having dinner after months of strain, but disliked Tom stating that he'd rather see them than keep his date with Pat. Tom was unmoved by Frank's protests about him getting Pat pregnant and not taking responsibility. Pat's anxiety was eased by Tom's promises that he is giving their situation serious thought before taking any action. Tom was against the idea of marriage when Pat brought it up, but swore that he is putting her needs first.
Laura: "May I hazard a guess, Ken?"
Ken: "About what?"
Laura: "Miss Matthews. I have the funny feeling, I've just met your important client from out of town, your urgent dinner meeting, your emergency all-night session"
JULY 29, 1964 (EP. #61)
Bill refrained from bragging about beating Liz at Scrabble. Liz groused about Susan moving out to gain independence and believing her engagement to George Bowman was Liz's attempt to get her married and away from home. Bill said that Will wanted his children to follow their own paths when Liz mentioned Bill following in his father's footsteps by joining the accounting firm. Pat's arrival to her apartment caused Missy to abruptly end her phone conversation with Bill before giving him permission to visit. Missy was incredulous towards Bill's claim that he was about to call when she phoned him despite Pat defending Bill's honesty. Missy informed Pat that she distrusts most people, especially men, with the exception of her and Ann. Pat told Missy that she is a good friend whom she trusts completely to keep her tentative plans to marry Tom secret. Missy revealed to Pat that she is illegitimate, never knew her parents who placed her into an orphanage, grew up in various foster homes, and was never adopted. Pat resented Mary voicing concerns over the tension and the lack of communication between her and the family. Mary pleaded with Pat to break up with Tom to no avail.
Missy: "My name isn't Melissa Palmer." (TAKE PAT PUZZLED. TAKE MISSY) "I don't have a name."
Pat: "You don't -- "
Missy: "No. I don't know who my mother or my father were. My mother, well she hardly knew me. I guess I was only about two months old - she left me at an orphanage. You see, my father didn't love my mother, so he didn't marry her. Ann says that if a man loves a girl, he marries her." (TAKE PAT, REMEMBERING HER DINNER WITH TOM)
Pat: "Wait a minute, Missy. I don't understand. You were in an orphanage? Were you adopted then?"
Missy: "Adopted? Nobody adopted me. Nobody wanted me. You know - don't you know where they put me? In foster homes. Oh, I know there are a lot of nice foster homes, but I never was in one. I had foster parents. They don't mean anything, they don't belong to you and you don't belong to them. Lots of them just don't care. They don't care about anything but the money - the money they get from keeping you."
Production Notes: This episode takes place during the same evening as the preceding script, about the same time as Tom and Pat having dinner.
JULY 30, 1964 (EP. #62)
Mary woke Jim to vent about her argument with Pat. Jim ruminated on Tom's history of playing the field with all the girls he dates. Mary conceded to Jim's assertions that she was wrong to demand that Pat split with Tom and that pulling in the reigns would cause trouble. Jim decided it would be best to speak with Pat and gauge her reaction before potentially confronting Tom. Pat was guarded towards Jim, who tenderly joked about reviving an old custom of serving breakfast in bed each time she was sick as a little girl. Jim innocently proposed that Pat invite Tom to have dinner with them. Pat angrily accused Jim of interfering in her business and threatened to run away if he tries to quiz Tom about his feelings and intentions. Pat was haunted by memories of Tom's assurances and her last talks with Susan and Missy. Bill tossed a piece of the campus bridge's railing into the water to symbolize the start of his campaign to teach Missy self-worth. Missy honored Pat's friendship by refusing to answer Bill's question about the secret she is keeping. Missy remained reticent despite Bill's best efforts to get her to talk openly about her life. Bill felt profound compassion for Missy, who ran away after being frightened by his affectionate gesture of placing his hands into hers.
Jim: "Mary, how do you stop your children from being hurt? Do they listen to you? Sometimes I wonder how much we listened to our parents."
Mary: "The world was a little different when I was Patricia's age."
Jim: "Not so different. The point is, Mary, there isn't anything you and I can do to keep our children from being hurt."
Live Voice Overs during ACT III which featured Pat alone in her bedroom:
Missy: "I'm illegitimate. It's just not fair to do that to a baby."
Tom: "We'll work something out together."
Missy: "It's just not fair to do that to a baby."
Tom: "We'll work something out together."
Missy: "I'm illegitimate. If I ever see my mother, I'll kill her."
Tom: "We'll work something out together, together, together - "
(THESE VOICES SHOULD BE A MONTAGE AT THE END OF WHICH PAT, WHO'S ON THE BED THROWS HERSELF ON THE PILLOW AND BURIES HER HEAD)
Production Notes: A kinescope flashback of the Pat/Susan scene from July 27, 1964 (EP. #59) was used in this episode. Act I of this episode takes place at the same time (2:30 in the morning) as the conclusion of the preceding script.
JULY 31, 1964 (EP. #63)
Janet explained that coming face-to-face with Laura was inevitable when Ken was perplexed by Janet's nonchalant attitude towards meeting his wife. Janet advised Ken to trust that Laura knows about their affair since women have the intuition to recognize things such as a husband's mistress. Ken carefully informed Janet that Laura agreed to lease an apartment in the city, but protested giving Janet's apartment key back while things remain uncertain in his marriage. Janet revealed her past engagement to Mike Connors and the hysterectomy that left her unable to conceive so Ken could understand the reason she shields herself from love. Laura persuaded Ken to see the new apartment with her so they could share ideas on furnishing it. Ken's mood began to turn sour when Laura implied that Mrs. Warren's impending divorce wasn't caused by infidelity. Tom enjoyed catching his parents in a domestic scene having coffee together. Ken and Laura told an ecstatic Tom about moving to the city. Pat became impatient with Tom, who requested more time to think before making any decisions, but proclaimed that they shouldn't marry for the sake of a child. Pat stared at Tom in horror and disbelief when he hinted that she doesn't have to give birth to the baby.
Janet: "It was six years ago -- before I came to the agency. I was secretly engaged to Mike Connors. Our plans were made -- wedding, shiny new apartment. It was the American dream -- with all the trimmings. I loved him -- really -- I know I did. And I thought he loved me."
Ken: "Didn't he?"
Janet: "Maybe. Maybe I expected too much of him -- maybe it's expecting too much of any man."
Ken: "What is?"(C/U OF JANET)
Janet: "It...the thing I've never told you -- the thing I'm telling you now." (SHE TAKES A BREATH, GOES ON) "About a month before the wedding I got sick. The doctors diagnosed a tumor. They told me they'd have to operate -- and they said, when the operation was over -- I'd never be able to have children." (C/U OF KEN; JANET GOES ON, ALMOST EMOTIONLESSLY) "That's a hard decision to have to make; no children -- or maybe no life. I chose life. Sometimes, I'm not so sure I chose right."
Ken: "You had the operation."
Janet: (NODDING) "A hysterectomy. The rest of the story is short. I told Mike I could never have his children and I said, under the circumstances, if he wanted to cancel our plans, I'd understand. I never dreamed for one minute that he'd say yes, he wanted to cancel our plans." (NOW THERE IS THE FIRST TRACE OF TEARS IN HER EYES) "But he did. It was a hard thing to explain to people, so I made up my mind I wouldn't. I made up my mind about a lot of things -- like never leaving myself open for that kind of pain again."
Pat: "You're saying you won't marry me, aren't you."
Tom: "Pat, not like this -- not because of a baby!!"
Pat: "But I can't change that!!!"
Tom: "Yes, you can." (A BEAT; QUIETLY, HIS EYES ON HER) "You don't have to have it."
Pat: "Don't have to have it -- that's what you said, isn't it? Don't have to -- you mean an abortion. Is that what you mean? (PANICKY) Is it, Tom?" (AND TAKE IT OUT)
Notes: This dialogue closed the episode and was repeated the next day with Pat's last line revised to, "I - I can't believe you mean it."
Production Notes: Show organist, Clarke Morgan played background music during Act I (Ken/Janet in the cocktail bar) that suited the setting rather than organ music at the beginning and end of the scene.
AUGUST 3, 1964 (EP. #64)
Pat bought Tom's reasoning that they should have the wedding of her dreams and the happiness she deserves, not a quick, secret ceremony for the child's welfare that will lead to scorn from their families and friends. Pat objected to adoption, prompting Tom to claim that the baby is an obstacle to their future and that he must be sure she marries him for love. Tom readily allowed Pat time to decide on having an abortion after stressing the vitality of keeping the pregnancy a secret. Frank knew Tom wasn't in the mood for levity when his idea of making a signal to avoid interrupting private, embarrassing situations was met with contempt. Tom wasn't pleased to learn that Frank's girlfriend, Kathy works with Pat's cousin at the Hospital. Frank reprimanded Tom for asking Pat to end their baby's life and risking her health. Jim filled Mary in on talking to Pat about Tom and her threat to run away if he questions Tom on his intentions. Jim and Mary resigned to trust that Pat will eventually discover that Tom doesn't reciprocate her love or want to get married. Pat assumed a cheerful front for Jim and Mary's benefit, but enjoyed bantering about Alice being the smart one, likening her moodiness to dramatic screen actresses, and the differences in courting through the generations.
Tom: "I am not going to marry her." (SILENCE, THEN)
Frank: "Well, that's making yourself clear."
Tom: "I hope so!"
Frank: It's also making yourself into a..." (HE STOPS)
Tom: "A what?"
Frank: "Fill in the blanks yourself. I'm going out to get a little--clean, fresh air."
Jim: "...but I must say I have been missing the sunshine of my older daughter's smile."
Pat: "And I must say -- for a member of the older generation -- you do know how to compliment a girl."
Jim: "For a member of the older generation!! How do you think I got your mother -- by blackmail? You know, you kids didn't invent sweet nothings!"
Pat: (LAUGHING) "Sweet nothings! Oh, Dad, stop, you're burying yourself deeper."
Mary: (LAUGHING) "I'm afraid she's right, Jim."
Pat: "I'll say I am. Nobody's said 'sweet nothings' since -- well, since 1850!"
Jim: (RISING, PRETENDING GREAT UMBRAGE) "Contrary to what you may think, young lady -- I was not alive in 1850."
Pat: "All right. 1860."
Mary: "Jim Matthews, it takes the world to fall on you before you'll admit something is so."
Jim: (WITH A FAINT SMILE) "Not in everything, Mary. I can spot a mistake in a ledger that's been audited three times."
Mary: "I'm talking about things that happen here - in your own home."
Jim: "Well, won't you write it off to the fact that I'm a mere man?"
AUGUST 4, 1964 (EP. #65)
Liz showed Bill receipts, hospital bills, and letters of hers and Will's while organizing stacks of Will's papers. Bill grew contemplative as Liz reflected on her wonderful marriage and said that Bill will have the most precious thing in the world once he finds the kind of happiness they had. Bill assured Liz that Susan is gaining independence and is perfectly capable, but will come to miss the house and family. Liz was intrigued when Bill decided to invite Missy for dinner in person so she couldn't turn him down. Missy sheepishly showed Ann a picture of Bill she cut out of the college paper when Ann didn't believe it was a clipping from a fashion magazine. Ann thought Missy hanging up the picture was a step forward and encouraged Missy to feel worthy of love. Missy briefly told Bill that her parents died in a train crash years ago when he spotted the fabricated photographs of them. Missy chose not to contradict Bill, who put her on equal standing with Pat as nice, bright, attractive ladies. Bill was thrilled that Missy finally accepted his invitation. Liz and Bill were floored to find hospital bills and cancelled checks in Janet's name among Will's belongings. Bill liked Liz's idea of including Susan in the plans with Missy so all of them could meet. Missy couldn't muster the courage to replace the picture of her "parents" with that of Bill.
Liz: "Here are all the hospital bills when you were born, and looks what your father wrote on them when he paid them." (SHE HANDS BILL THE PAPERS, WAITS, SMILING)
Bill: (READING) "Worth every penny." (BILL LAUGHS) "I wonder if he ever changed his mind."
Production Note: Liz's voice while reading one of Will's letters addressed to her, "If possible, the voice is lighter, younger, the voice of a Liz a quarter century ago."
AUGUST 5, 1964 (EP. #66)
Laura cited her willingness to move and the security deposit on the apartment to dispute Ken's warning that appeasing him won't solve their problems. Tom left an urgent message for Mr. Alberts to return his call. Ken convinced Tom to have dinner with him and Laura in exchange for getting a lift home. Tom complained to Ken about his difficult course work cutting into his leisure time. Ken mused about the lake house being empty during the summer and recalled that he and Laura experienced some of the happiest times in their marriage there. Tom made veiled remarks on life's complications, but wouldn't confide in Ken on any specifics. Laura said that they are keeping their options open when Tom was puzzled by their choice not to take the apartment right away. Ken enjoyed tender moments with Laura and Tom while sifting through photo albums and sharing memories together. Laura had a drink to ease her disappointment over Ken taking a drive once he gets Tom home. Ken marveled at Janet's ability not to be troubled by his time with Laura and fervent belief that his marriage can be salvaged. Janet didn't confirm or deny Ken's theory that he isn't a threat to her because he is married and has a family. Ken and Janet kissed passionately before parting ways. Janet spoke to herself about wanting Ken to stay and be with her despite her better judgement.
Janet: (Voice Over, to herself) "Why didn't I say, stay? Because he couldn't. He shouldn't...But tonight -- just tonight -- I didn't want him to go -- Careful. Don't let down the guard. That's how to get hurt. He's just one man...But tonight he's the one man I want to be with. I was so happy when he called, and now -- I feel so alone again -- so alone."
Notes: Mr. Alberts was an abortionist who erroneously called himself Dr. Alberts.
AUGUST 6, 1964 (EP. #67)
Bill asked Susan for a detailed account of her past engagement to George Bowman to justify her recriminations against Liz. Susan explained to Bill that, while she was in the hospital with mononucleosis, she had the epiphany that Liz engineered the engagement, even though it would have been a loveless marriage. Bill was unswayed despite Susan's conviction, but succeeded in her begrudgingly accepting the dinner invitation. Pat was evasive and noncommittal in responding to Susan's questions on getting married to Tom and their plans for the baby. Susan begged Pat not to consider such a dangerous solution when she suspected that Tom may have suggested that she get an abortion. Alice debated on inviting a boy she likes over to meet Jim and Mary while raving about the Institute to Pat, who was haunted by echoes of Tom and Susan's words on abortion replaying in her mind. Janet was reticent against Liz's demands to explain Will providing her with financial support without Liz's knowledge. Janet caved once a more reasonable Liz said that Will never kept secrets from her and worried that it might damage her memory of him. Liz silently left in dismay after Janet confessed that Will paid for her art school education and hysterectomy, honored her request for secrecy, and that she paid him back every cent.
Susan: "You remember when I was engaged, it wasn't that long ago."
Bill: "Sure. And I remember that you were crazy about the guy -- or so I thought."
Susan: "So did I. There wasn't a question in my mind. I'd have married him if I hadn't got mononucleosis and gone into the hospital."
Bill: "What's any of this got to do with Mother?"
Susan: "All of it does. But I didn't realize it either until I'd been in the hospital a while. One good thing about mononucleosis -- when you've got it you can't do anything -- except think. And that's what I did. First I thought about George -- and how much I loved him and missed him and wanted to get back to him. And then, I realized I didn't really want to get back to him. And then I realized I didn't love him. I never had!"
Bill: "I still don't see where Mother fits into any of this."
Susan: "When I knew I never loved him -- I asked my self a question. Why did I think I did? Why was I going to marry him?"
Bill: "Sue, this isn't as complicated as you're making it. You were a young girl. You fell in love, you fell out of love. That happens every day."
Susan: "That's right! But I was engaged. I was going to get married! I was an eighteen year old girl having what could barely be described as a crush and I was going to get married! Why? Because Mother wanted it that way. Oh, she never came out and said 'Get married!' But she encouraged it, Bill. She encouraged George and she encouraged me. As I lay there in the hospital, I remembered, and slowly all the pieces began to fall into place, and one day, there it was, the whole picture -- just as clear. In a thousand, small, subtle ways Mother had engineered the whole thing."
Bill: "But why? Why would she want you to marry a man you didn't love?"
Susan: "I suppose she'd talked herself into believing I loved him. As to why, that's a question I've never been able to answer. Maybe she just didn't care about me and wanted me out of the house."
Bill: "Oh Sue, you know that isn't true."
Susan: "Do I? Mother's not the simple, uncomplicated soul you think she is, Bill."
Bill: "And she's not the cold, calculating woman you make her out to be, either."
Susan: "Maybe not to you."
Bill: "Or to you, either. I'm sorry, Sue. I've heard your story and I'm still unconvinced."
Susan: "I'm sorry."
Janet: "You've never liked me, have you, Liz?"
Liz: "I think 'approved of you' would be more accurate. But that shouldn't surprise you. You have closer relatives than I who don't approve of you."
AUGUST 7, 1964 (EP. #68)
Bill left Liz and Missy alone to chat while he fetched drinks and waited for Susan to arrive. Missy was intimidated by Liz's imposing personality as they made small talk about her working at the Kopper Kettle and meeting Bill on the campus bridge. Missy was relieved when Bill returned in time to interrupt Liz probing for information on her parents. Bill raved about Liz's cooking and Susan described her job duties as a lab technician to a fascinated Missy. Susan was happy that Pat and Missy are friends and suggested the three of them have lunch. Liz made Missy uncomfortable by asking about her financial means to fulfill her dreams of becoming a teacher. Bill offered a ride to Missy, who tried to graciously leave by stating she promised to cover a coworker's shift. Susan accused Liz of putting Missy through a grand inquisition and contemptuously congratulated her for successfully scaring the girl away. Bill couldn't reach Missy, who was certain she failed to impress Liz and refused to elaborate on blaming herself for the way things turned out. Missy felt tormented about the evening and found looking at the fabricated pictures of her "parents" unbearable. Tom told Pat that he made inquiries into abortions and reiterated his stance on the baby being an obstacle to their future. Pat's thoughts drifted to the legend of "Suicide Bridge" as she stood alone trying to clear her head.
Notes: The very first exchange between Liz Matthews and Missy Palmer:
Liz: (about a drink) "What would you like, Miss Palmer?"
Bill: "Mother, I think you can call Missy by her first name."
Liz: (TURNS TO MISSY) "May I?"
Missy: "I wish you would."
Liz: (KNOWING HER FIRST NAME) "What is your first name, dear?"
Missy: "It's -- it's Missy."
Liz: "Oh I know that. But Missy must be short for..."
Bill: "Of course it is, Mother."
Missy: "It's short for Melissa, but..."
Liz: "Well then I'll call you Melissa. I never really liked nicknames very much."
Bill: "And what about Bill?"
Liz: "My dear boy, you know that I had to distinguish your name from your father's. You see, Melissa, they were both William and..."
Missy: (to herself) "Why do I have to lie? That's a silly question. Everything went wrong, everything, because of me. I'm nobody, I'm nothing. A girl without a name, except the one she made up -- Melissa Palmer. I've got to get out here, I can't stay in here tonight, I've got to get out here. I can't look at these pictures anymore tonight -- pictures I cut out of a magazine and said, 'You are my mother and my father.' Just -- make-believe...."
AUGUST 10, 1964 (EP. #69)
Pat contemplated jumping off the campus bridge so she would no longer have to worry about her pregnancy, make decisions about the baby, or wait to marry Tom. Mary reminded Alice that she is mature enough to use good judgement when Alice asked to invite Mark, a student from the Institute who has several of his paintings on display, to dinner with the family. Alice made party plans for Pat's twenty-first birthday with the theme, "This Is Your Life, Pat Matthews" and noticed Mary's hesitation in including Janet while both fretted about putting Tom on the guest list. Alice called Mary the nicest person in the world for letting her carry out such elaborate party ideas for Pat's birthday. Pat admired the peaceful look of the water as she stood on the bridge, then headed home once she realized suicide would be like running away from her woes. Pat snapped at Alice for seeming hyperactive and continuing to ask whether she is depressed and still in a relationship with Tom. Alice grabbed Pat's address book and furiously scribbled names to add to the party's guest list when Pat left the bedroom. Jim and Mary laughed about the potential costs of the party and reviewing the guest list to avoid feeding starving artists from the Institute that Alice might invite. Pat stared out her bedroom window with tears in her eyes as Alice slept.
Production Notes: Special Stay Tuned - Week of August 10, 1964. "Please hold on to this copy for the week: JOIN CHET HUNTLEY AND DAVID BRINKLEY AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH ON NBC TELEVISION AND RADIO."
AUGUST 11, 1964 (EP. #70)
Ann pointed to Bill's kind nature and Susan extending a lunch invitation to counter Missy's perception that she ruined the evening by fumbling to answer personal questions and Liz being anxious for her to leave. Ann's expression darkened as Missy admitted to fibbing about covering a coworker's shift, belittled herself as merely a charity case for Bill, and vowed not to see him again. Missy was bewildered at Ann's stern warnings against pushing Bill away because he may hold the key to her future and the past. Liz guessed that Missy seems to be ashamed of something within herself to Bill, who brooded over Missy avoiding his visits and phone calls. Bill scoffed at Liz's notion that Missy would know to write a "bread and butter note" to thank someone for social events. At the Kopper Kettle, Bill obscured his face with a menu so Missy would be forced to talk to him and insisted that she did well at dinner and Liz and Susan genuinely liked her. Missy couldn't rise to Bill's challenge of telling him truthfully that she no longer wished to see him. Missy was tormented by her feelings for Bill and certainty that they can never be together because he would reject her over being illegitimate. Ann told Bill that he has drawn Missy out and encouraged his persistence while maintaining Missy's confidences by not exposing the source of her self loathing.
Notes: "Liz is playing solitaire, a game she favors for its own sake and as a means of advertising her loneliness."
Liz: "Would you like to play cards. I'm getting a little bored with solitaire."
Bill: "No thanks." (STILL DEEP IN THOUGHT, HE MOVES ACROSS THE ROOM AND SITS IN A LARGE ARM CHAIR)
Liz: (STUDYING HIM) "It's amazing."
Bill: "What is?"
Liz: "How much you look like your father when you sit in his chair. You sit in it exactly the way he did, sort of slumped down in it, with your legs out and your head on one hand."
Bill: "I don't remember Dad always sitting like this."
Liz: "Oh, he didn't always -- just when he was troubled about something. What's troubling you, son?"
Bill: (LOOKING UP AT HIS MOTHER, SMILING) "Dad used to say he hoped someday I'd find a woman who could read my mind the way you could his. He said it saved a lot of time and wear on the vocal cords."
Liz: (WITH A SMILE) "Your father also used to answer me when I asked him what was troubling him."
Bill: "It's nothing very important."
Liz: "If it's important enough to make you so -- uncommunicative, it's important enough to talk about."
Bill: (A PAUSE, THEN) "It's Missy."
Liz: "I suspected that."
Liz: "Because whenever you've been quiet and disturbed lately, it's been Melissa."
Bill: "There are still too many things I don't understand -- too many doors Missy can hide behind. When she does, I'm stuck. I - I don't have the key. I have a feeling you do. That's why I asked to see you tonight."
(CLOSEUP ANN. SHE IS SILENT A MOMENT, THEN) Ann: "I -- can't give you the key, Bill. Not the key you want."
Bill: "Why? Because there isn't any -- or because you can't give it to me?"
Ann: "That doesn't matter. I would like to say this to you, though. Don't give up. Keep trying, please -- for Missy sake -- and maybe, someday, for yours."
AUGUST 12, 1964 (EP. #71)
Mary urged Alice not to overdo planning out Pat's birthday party or take unnecessary measures to ensure it remains a surprise. Alice mentioned Tom's reputation to Mary and contemplated whether Pat could be the girl who finally gets Tom to settle down. Liz told Bill that she doesn't want him to feel obligated to keep her company or be demanding, but dislikes seeing him depressed. Bill promised Liz that he will explain his interest in Missy once he has figured it out for himself. Liz and Bill were delighted to accept Alice's invitation to attend Pat's birthday party. Alice agreed to invite Missy after hearing that she and Pat have become good friends, but was dumbfounded by Bill's strict instructions that involved seeing Missy in person instead of calling her. Liz refused Bill's suggestion to throw out Janet's hospital bills because she doesn't believe Janet's story. Janet regretted venting about her confrontation with Liz to Ken, who opined she was dwelling on her hysterectomy and inability to bear children. Ken doubted Laura's commitment in taking the apartment when Janet assumed their affair must end since Laura is acquiescing to his wishes. Alice pressed Janet to attend the party and look at some sketches of hers the next time she visits. Ken was humiliated by Janet's requests to hide in the bedroom while Alice was there and being asked to leave shortly afterwards.
Janet: "I'm invited to a party for her sister - her twenty-first birthday. She's a lovely girl, Ken - very lovely."
Ken: "Perhaps someday she could meet my son. He's always in the market for lovely girls."
Janet: (ANGRY) "I'm not in the mood for humor, Ken."
Ken: "You don't seem to be in the mood for anything now."
Notes: Puzzling handwritten note on the "Show Routine" page: "Not an "A" network at all. Will air on B & C."
AUGUST 13, 1964 (EP. #72)
Tom advised Laura that he is expecting a call from Pat, then downplayed being in a serious relationship because of his aversion to young marriages. Tom criticized Laura for vacillating in taking the apartment because she claimed it symbolizes their past in the city. Laura tried to change the subject when Tom harped on the fact that Ken never grew accustomed to suburban life and equated Ken's discontent to Laura's suspicions that he is having an affair. Laura became sympathetic as Tom spoke of needing his parents to maintain his respect of morality and marriage for those who get married for the right reasons. Tom implored Laura to move to the city or risk losing Ken by forcing him to unhappily endure the suburbs. Laura was bothered by pangs of regret in Ken's voice as he mused about life's disappointments and times it seems like the world is crashing before ones eyes. Ken denied seeing another woman and informed Tom that he is not under obligation to justify his actions. Tom was satisfied by Ken's claims that he and Laura are working diligently to resolve their problems and refusal to be trapped into a suburban lifestyle. Laura quelled Ken's concerns by crediting Tom with having goals for his future and a good sense of values. Ken embraced and kissed Laura after she decided to take the apartment and make immediate plans to move.
Note: This episode takes place on the same night as preceding script.
AUGUST 14, 1964 (EP. #73)
Missy was astonished by Alice's admiration over her supporting herself and having her own apartment. Alice didn't understand the relevance to Missy of Bill reminding her of Pat and Missy's friendship, but swore she wasn't coaxed into extending the party invitation. Missy stopped Alice from badgering her by promising to make an effort to attend the party, but was mortified when Alice noticed a resemblance between Missy and her "mother" among her pictures. Pat complimented Mary on being adaptable and finding something good in everything. Mary was grateful that Pat was in good spirits. Pat didn't want anyone to make a big deal over her birthday after Mary casually offered to take her clothes shopping to prepare for the fall semester. Jim noted Mary's unwavering optimism when she made the assumption that Tom helped Pat get passed her depression. Mary said Alice was simply behaving like a typical teenager when Pat noticed her hyperactivity and restlessness again. Pat grew anxious over Susan's urgent request to come over for a talk. Susan told Pat that she will feel responsible for anything that goes wrong and gave dire warnings on the risks of having an abortion. Pat promised Susan that she will persuade Tom into getting married in exchange for keeping her secrets.
Pat: "You're certainly looking for some action tonight. What got into you? You've been exploding all over the place for two days now."
Alice: "Have I?"
Mary: "I think we'd better put it down to being seventeen years old."
Alice: "Oh, Mom, I'm going to be eighteen in two months."
Jim: "You're seventeen until you're eighteen. Don't hurry things, it only add years to our ages -- and we can't afford it."
Pat: (about a birthday gift) "I can't think of anything, really. Besides I don't want any fuss."
Alice: (SHE SITS DOWN, CALMLY) "What's the fuss? I just want to get you a little present. Please start thinking of what you need. Make a list - but not too expensive. I don't think the exchequer can afford mink."
Pat: "All right. I prefer leopard anyway."
AUGUST 17, 1964 (EP. #74)
Alice called Tom and cringed when he accepted the invitation to Pat's surprise birthday party. Frank was appalled by Tom's cavalier attitude towards Pat's feelings because of his refusal to attend the party or contact Pat until she consents to getting an abortion. Tom coldly told Frank not to give lectures and advice unless he finds himself in a similar predicament with his girlfriend, Kathy. Laura happily informed Tom that she has signed a one-year lease on the apartment in the city. Tom modestly accepted Laura's gratitude for convincing her to leave suburban life behind, but lightly nixed Laura's assertions that he is ready for marriage. Janet reminded Ken that she abides by certain rules like not mixing business with pleasure when she resisted his advances at work. Ken forgave Janet for not letting him spend the night after she explained that seeing Alice reminded her of the innocence she lost. Janet slipped through the side door upon hearing Ken's secretary notify him about Laura and Tom's arrival. Tom was overjoyed to see his parents embrace tenderly once Laura gave Ken the key to their new place and said that she wants to move immediately. Ken signed the lease and enthusiastically agreed to Laura's idea of furnishing the apartment themselves. Tom watched Ken hold Laura as she shed tears of happiness and beamed about their plans.
Tom: (about Pat) "She's not alone. I'm in this too."
Frank: "I'm sure."
Tom: "What's that supposed to mean?"
Frank: "It means, my friend, that in the humble opinion of your roommate, you haven't exactly been a pillar of strength to this girl."
Tom: "What am I supposed to do? I've done everything I can. Now it's up to her."
Frank: "The age of gallantry isn't dead."
Frank: "You're not seeing her at all these days, are you?"
Frank: "Don't you think that's a little rough on her?"
Tom: (QUOTING) "I must be cruel only to be kind."
Frank: "Okay, we've established the fact that you know your Shakespeare....."
Janet: "We made a rule, Ken. Business would always be business -- no matter what happened away from this office."
Ken: "I know. What would you do without rules, Janet?"
Janet: "What do you mean?"
Ken: "I mean you live so much by rules -- more than anyone I can think of. No personal relationships from nine to five; no strings ever; married men only...Don't you ever get tired of rules?"
Janet: "They make life easier."
Ken: "Do they?"
Janet: "For me."
Notes: Tom's Shakespeare quote, "I must be cruel only to be kind," is from Hamlet, very likely the first use of the bard on AW.
AUGUST 18, 1964 (EP. #75)
Liz dropped the subject when Bill was ambivalent about working at the family firm and wasn't keen on pursuing a career that combines accounting with criminal law. Liz questioned Bill on thinking that Missy will benefit from attending Pat's birthday party because of her discomfort in social gatherings. Bill shrugged off Liz implying that he is acting as Missy's psychologist, but grew pensive when Liz tried to discourage his earnest pursuit of Missy and suggested he evaluate his motivations. Missy was defiant towards Ann, who urged her to accept concern from friends and seek therapy to keep from retreating into isolation and the past. Ann stared helplessly as Missy proclaimed she can be nothing more than an illegitimate orphan and dashed out of the office in tears. Bill made excuses to justify Missy's timid, cautious behavior when Alice described visiting her. Alice was immediately remorseful to Bill for joking about Missy having a date and wrongly assuming it wouldn't matter to him. Bill refused to accept the reasons Missy gave for not coming to Pat's party. Bill called himself dense for thinking Missy had been avoiding him because of the dinner when Missy claimed to having a date. Missy reacted to Bill's persistence by blurting that she will attend the party on the condition that he quits bothering her. Bill left deeply wounded while she sobbed on the bed.
Notes: Description for Act IV of Bill/Missy scene: "The fact is these two young people are having a lovers' quarrel long before either one suspects they are in love. But the quarrel should have that quality."
AUGUST 19, 1964 (EP. #76)
Alice practically pushed Pat aside while scrambling to retrieve her purse from under the bed. Pat smiled fondly and with satisfaction at Mary, who told Alice she would make a lasting impression for Mark Sanford by wearing a nice dress rather than a man's shirt and paint-stained jeans. Mark accepted Alice's invitation to Pat's party, promised to wear a dress shirt and tie, and not cause her any embarrassment when she meets Jim and Mary. Alice thought Mark gifting Pat with one of his paintings was a great idea as they prepared to have lunch together. Mary quoted Jim's statements on keeping faith in children who are mirrors of their parents, share morality, and create the world in which they live to answer Pat's question on the reason she doesn't worry about Alice. Pat looked in a full-length mirror to check for visible signs of her pregnancy while debating on calling Tom. Tom convinced himself that Pat getting an abortion was the right choice for both their sakes and Frank's objections meant nothing. Pat rushed an annoyed Alice out of the bedroom and called Tom, who stood firm against seeing her until she's reached a final decision. Pat was stunned as she thought of the consequences of impulsively telling Tom that she will have the abortion.
Notes: Description for Act II at the Art Institute Supply Store: "....Mark's face isn't bearded, but his soul is. He is young, only nineteen, and a sophomore at the Institute. Needless to say he wears blue jeans (well-dappled with paint) and a sweat shirt (Ditto). It would be unnatural if Mark weren't a little beat and didn't talk as if he were. No self-respecting art student would be any other way. What redeems Mark is his intelligence and his talent. He's beat because he's a painter, but he's not a painter because he wants to be beat. He is a brilliant young painter and some day he may be great. He paints because, as Picasso said about Matisse, "He has sun in his belly." This lengthy explanation is to point out that Mark treads a narrow line between being hip and being foolish. He looks hip and he talks hip, but he is not a comedy character....."
Alice: "Mark -- do you like parties?"
Mark: "Depends. If they swing - cool; if they're square - nowhere!"
Mark: "Square and cool isn't how you dress or what you say. It's here. (HE TAPS HIS CHEST) And here. (HE TAPS HIS HEAD) "Shakespeare never wore blue jeans and sneakers in his life and he was the coolest. Da Vinci too."
AUGUST 20, 1964 (EP. #77)
Pat accused Alice of having a disapproving tone while asking about meeting Tom and being impatient in her leaving so she could talk to Mark on the phone privately. Alice proudly showed Jim and Mary the handcrafted hats and banner she made for the party, revealed that Bill is taking Pat out so they can get the house ready, and bragged that Pat's suspicions haven't been raised. Mary attributed Alice becoming doubtful about the party being successful to needing a good night's sleep. Jim and Mary reflected on Pat being difficult by questioning their judgment since dating Tom, but were grateful that Pat seems to have become a happy member of the family again. Mary felt it was appropriate for Jim to have pride towards the people their children have become and consider themselves a success in parenting. Tom tried to dissuade Pat's misgivings by praising her decision and assurances that he inquired into abortions and has complete faith that they won't face unforeseen complications. Pat wrestled with the moral implications of her choice and nixed Tom's idea of staying at a hotel and getting the procedure in secret. Tom complied to Pat's request to tentatively schedule the appointment for Labor Day weekend because her family will likely be out of town and she can recover at home.
Jim: "What's that?"
Mary: "The birthday cake."
Jim: "I am not sleeping with that! Favors, extra chairs - all right. But I am not going to get up in the middle of the night and step into a box of whipped cream. I have to put my foot down somewhere -- and I don't want to put it in the cake."
AUGUST 21, 1964 (EP. #78)
Liz predicted to Bill that Mary would interpret her offers to help with the party as interference and gave their vastly different perspectives and approaches in life as reasons for the two women not being close. Bill told Liz that he and Pat are meeting Missy and bringing her back home once the final preparations have been made. Liz sadly confided in Bill that she is struggling with Will's death. Janet told Ken that she has reservations about the party because she doesn't belong in the family. Ken's indifference was in sharp contrast to Janet's optimism towards repairing his marriage to Laura. Janet reflected to Ken that she successfully isolated herself from the family, but finds herself gravitating towards them. Ken compassionately told Janet that she has a talent for motherhood that draws Pat and Alice to her that she should nurture. Russ displayed the bag he invented that attaches to the ceiling and will release balloons when he pulls the string. Jim wasn't worried when Alice thought Pat might be upset that Tom canceled on her. Bill confessed his interest and concerns for Missy to Pat, who then insisted that she isn't serious about Tom or considering marriage since she still wants to finish college and become a teacher. Bill took Pat home when Missy didn't come to meet them. Pat cried when everyone surprised her upon coming through the door.
Liz: "Your aunt doesn't like any interference either where her family or her home is concerned."
Bill: (HE LOOKS AT HIS MOTHER VERY SERIOUSLY) "What is it between you and Aunt Mary?"
Liz: "Oh nothing, really. Except that we're - very different. I do things my way, and your Aunt Mary does things her way. We don't agree too often. Oh I like her, and I'm sure she likes me."
Bill: "But the two of you have never been very close, have you. At least not that I can remember."
Liz: "No, no we haven't....."
Notes: Appearance by Joey Trent as Russ Matthews. The entire regular cast, sans Laura and Tom Baxter, appeared in this episode.
AUGUST 24, 1964 (EP. #79)
Bill apologized to Missy for getting angry over her efforts to avoid him and grilling her about not wanting to attend Pat's birthday party. Missy softened towards Bill and confessed that she fibbed about having a date because she is uncomfortable in social events. Missy was flattered by Bill's compliments on her new dress, agreed to cooperate with Bill's campaign to improve her self esteem, and resume spending time with him. Bill and Missy gazed into each other's eyes, but parted ways instead of giving into their impulses to embrace and kiss. Liz took Bill through the semantics of appropriately describing Missy's demeanor in social settings and was thankful that he disagrees with Missy's belief that Liz disapproves of her. Bill didn't fault Liz for wallowing in self-pity over being a widow, but refused to reconsider his decision to start law school in the fall. Pat spoke ruefully to Jim, Mary, and Alice about turning twenty-one and raved about her birthday party before going to bed. Jim told Mary that Pat seems to be feeling the weight of growing another year older. Alice hugged Pat, who affectionately advised her not to let anyone change the person she is. Pat was slightly surprised that Alice had invited Tom to the party, but swooned over Tom remembering her birthday and sending the roses.
Pat: "You like Mark very much, don't you, youngster."
Alice: "Yes, old lady, I do."
Pat: "Sorry, but tonight, just tonight, because I feel so - very much twenty-one, I can't help but think of you as a youngster."
Alice: "I forgive you. It's still your birthday."
Alice: "Well, goodnight, Cinderella."
Pat: "Yes, that's a good name for me tonight -- Cinderella. Only -- I left the dance too late."
Alice: "And the coach turned into pumpkins, and the white horses..."
Pat: "I know the story."
Alice: "Don't forget the end of the story, Pat. The prince found your slipper, the one you lost? And he went all over to find the owner of the glass slipper, remember?"
Pat: (AT THE ROSES WITH HER BACK TOWARDS ALICE) "Oh yes -- I remember. The only difference between Cinderella and me..."
Alice: "I'm waiting, what is the difference?"
Pat: "It's just a fairy story. It's isn't real -- it isn't real."
Liz: "You've really made up your mind to be an attorney, hm?"
Bill: "I may change my mind about a great many things, but not about that. I know how much you want me to go into accounting, be a part of Uncle Jim's business..."
Liz: "It was your father's business, his profession, an accountant."
Production Note: Norman Hall and Dick Lerner replaced Tom Donovan as Director and Assistant Director respectively in this episode.
AUGUST 25, 1964 (EP. #80)
Bill confirmed for Susan that Pat is dating Tom, has a bad reputation with women, and secretly hopes that she doesn't get too involved with him. Susan told an intrigued Bill that she knows Missy likes him by interpreting voice tone and non-verbal communication-a talent she developed by studying patients at Memorial Hospital. Susan became motivated to invite Missy to lunch after Bill couldn't articulate his feelings and intentions for the girl. Ann bristled at Missy for having doubts about Susan remembering her lunch invitation and Bill genuinely liking her, but tried not to be harsh because of Missy's difficulty in trusting people. Missy was confounded by Ann's musings about regression and progress being part of personal growth. Missy gushed about Pat's happy, close-knit family and the birthday party while having lunch with Pat and Susan. Pat felt awkward when Susan said she hopes to meet Tom and Missy mentioned knowing him as another customer she has served at the Kopper Kettle. Susan persuaded Pat to stay for a private chat after Missy left for work. Pat refused to listen to Susan's misgiving about Tom or consider telling Jim and Mary about her pregnancy. Susan found herself dissatisfied with Pat's claim that she and Tom are getting married on Labor Day weekend.
Susan: "You're not thinking of marriage, are you?"
Bill: "No. There're a lot of bridges to be crossed before I can think of marrying."
Susan: "What do you mean?"
Bill: "Well, these bridges have been constructed by Melissa Palmer."
Susan: "Do you want to cross them?"
Bill: "I don't think I can answer that tonight."
AUGUST 26, 1964 (EP. #81)
Laura heard the voices of Tom and Judy playing as children while lovingly touching the covered furniture. Laura tried to maintain her composure while telling a friend that she and Ken are leaving the suburbs, then told herself that saving a marriage is more important than a house. Janet sincerely wished for Ken to build a new life with Laura in their new place. Ken described the apartment's large library and beautiful view of the lake and tried to match Janet's confidence in making his marriage work. Janet convinced Ken to surrender his key to her apartment and return to Laura rather than prolong saying their farewells. Ken enthused over the talented artists that attend school at the Institute and suggested to Laura that they have lunch there. Tom mentioned seeing a woman who works at the agency's art department going into Ken's office who looks somewhat like Laura, but Ken denied the resemblance and quickly changed the subject. Laura was unhappy that Tom planned to finish school, become a professor, and then a clinical psychologist before getting married and starting a family. Laura got Ken to confirm the identity of the commercial artist Tom described as Janet, but chose not to discuss the matter further. Ken encouraged Laura to find a balance between accepting the past, recapturing the happiness they once cherished, and making a fresh start.
Notes: Ken and Janet mention becoming an item about 7-8 months ago.
AUGUST 27, 1964 (EP. #82)
Janet was chagrined that Ken had to persuade Mr. Clark to accept a layout and griped about having to make revisions to her work. Ken was pleased that Janet attended Pat's birthday party and enjoyed herself. Janet spoke fondly of Alice's youthful exuberance but told Ken that Pat seemed troubled and age was weighing heavily on her. Ken maintained Janet was projecting her own wishes onto Pat to marry and have children. Janet declined Ken's offer to drink a cocktail before he goes home and called Dr. John Bradford to arrange a dinner date. Dr. Bradford told Janet that she has a special quality that inspired him to reveal Will's heart condition and become interested in getting to know her. Janet wanted to be open with Dr. Bradford about her relationship with Ken, who tried to mask jealousy over Janet being on a date with someone else. Pat impulsively dropped by to see Janet and gladly accepted her offer to get together soon. Janet told Dr. Bradford that she recognizes herself in Pat and recalled running the gamut of emotions when she was twenty-one years old. Dr. Bradford politely ended the evening once he realized that Janet has lingering feelings for Ken. Janet became angry with Ken for jumping to the conclusion that Dr. Bradford is a married man.
Notes: Last appearance of John Crawford as Dr. John Bradford. Dr. Bradford revealed that he had treated Will Matthews over the last five years for a heart condition and had a poor prognosis.
Dr. John Bradford (Exit Line, to Janet about breaking their date) "Why? You're not over Ken Baxter yet, that's why."
AUGUST 28, 1964 (EP. #83)
Pat was speechless and Alice enthused over all the outdoor activities available when Jim revealed making reservations for them to spend an extended weekend at a resort called Canyon Lodge. Jim, Mary, and Alice couldn't convince Pat to cancel ostensibly driving out of town with Tom and a group of friends. Jim and Mary exchanged pleasantries with Mark, but privately opined that he is different than guys Alice has dated and speaks using slang terms. Jim tried to ease Mary's disappointment by reasoning that Pat prefers spending the holidays away from her family now. Tom justified his absence at Pat's surprise birthday party by claiming he assumed that his presence would be difficult on her. Pat grew fearful and teary-eyed while relaying her parent's plans for Labor Day weekend to Tom, who soothed Pat's conflicted feelings and reiterated that they have made the best choice for themselves. Pat desperately clung to Tom for warmth, affection, and comfort after consenting to schedule her appointment once her family departs. Frank emphasized his moral objections to abortion and the risks involved to Tom, but admitted defeat in trying to change his mind. Tom obstinately refused to listen to Frank's points on the potential long-term effects of the procedure, then requested that Frank leave so he could call Mr. Alberts.
AUGUST 31, 1964 (EP. #84)
Missy fussed over her hair and clothes in preparation for a date with Bill while Ann watched proudly. Ann urged Missy to focus on people capable of love rather than dwell on the fact that her parents didn't marry and gave her up for adoption. Ann impulsively replaced the pictures of Missy's "parents" with that of Bill while she went to her closet. Liz came to Bill's bedroom in hopes that his cheerful whistling might alleviate her woes and smiled while watching Bill get ready for his date. Bill got Liz to confess her bouts of loneliness and cautiously urged Liz to move forward with life and contemplate the future. Liz apologized for complaining about feeling depressed and Susan moving out, then declined Bill's offer to keep her company. Missy was overjoyed when Bill gifted her with a gardenia to wear. Missy was horrified that Bill spotted his picture that Ann hung up without her knowledge. Bill eased Missy's embarrassment by promising to give her a better quality picture of himself in exchange for a picture of her. Missy was starry-eyed while admiring the elegant furnishings and plush walls of the restaurant where they ate. Bill warned Missy not to idolize people or face disappointment. Missy was compassionate as Bill fretted over wanting to live on campus but not having the heart to leave Liz alone. Bill got Missy's permission to hold her hand after she raved about having the time of her life.
Production Notes: (Missy and Bill separately getting ready for their date) BILL'S BEDROOM, THE SAME EVENING. BILL COMES OUT OF HIS CLOSET IN SHIRT SLEEVES, CARRYING A NECKTIE AND WHISTLING GAILY. AS MANY PARALLELS AS POSSIBLE SHOULD BE FOUND BETWEEN THIS SCENE AND THE PRECEDING ONE. BILL GOES TO THE MIRROR AND STANDS IN FRONT OF IT, TYING HIS TIE. WHEN IT IS HALF-TIED, HE STOPS, VIEWING IT CRITICALLY, DECIDES AGAINST IT AND GOES BACK TO THE CLOSET FOR ANOTHER. STILL WHISTLING, HE COMES BACK AND TIES THE SECOND TIME. LIZ APPEARS IN THE DOOR AND STANDS WATCHING HER SON FOR A MOMENT.
SEPTEMBER 1, 1964 (EP. #85)
Tom was irritated that Frank viewed his happiness over Ken and Laura's improved relations as a sudden display of respect for marriage. Frank expressed remorse for being sanctimonious and encouraged Tom to have a calm, rational conversation with him. Tom remained steadfast against Frank's contentions to consider marriage because Pat is carrying his child and getting an abortion could jeopardize Pat's life. Tom grew worried watching Laura make herself a cocktail as he mentioned actively dating but not going steady with anyone. Laura grimly told Tom about her angst towards finding things to do in the city, then rambled about missing her friends, activities, and the tree-lined streets of the suburbs. Janet informed Ken that he is not entitled to get details on her personal life since they are no longer an item. Ken scrambled to diffuse Janet, who agreed to build a friendship but was offended by his invasive questions. Tom was subdued as Laura feigned a cheerful mood upon Ken's arrival home and lied about going to the Institute and Red Cross. Ken and Laura joked about Tom's noncommittal attitude towards dating and leading a mysterious other life. Tom convinced Ken to take Laura to the family's lake house for the weekend to lessen her boredom in the city.
Ken: "Did you stay in town?"
Janet: "Yes. It's been so cool lately, there doesn't seem much point in going to the country. Besides, you know I'm not an outdoor type. I prefer to stay at home and vegetate and leave the more athletic fun to the -- shall we say, younger people?"
Ken: "You're not trying to tell me you're old, Janet. I'm afraid I can't buy that."
Production Notes: Lillian Russo served as Assistant Director to Director Tom Donovan for this episode.
SEPTEMBER 2, 1964 (EP. #86)
Susan wrestled with her conscience and decided she must tell Jim and Mary about Pat's pregnancy or feel responsible should something go wrong. Pat was immediately tortured by thoughts of her impending appointment upon waking up in the morning. Mary spoke ruefully of children needing their parents less over time after telling Pat that she will be missed while they are away. Pat regretfully refused when Alice suggested she cancel her plans and come with the family to Canyon Lodge. Tom gently, but somewhat casually convinced Pat that they can't raise a child, but she will have the opportunity to have children she wants once she is ready. Tom evaded professing love to Pat, who pleaded with him to express his feelings. Susan panicked after discovering that Pat wasn't at home and the family had already left town. Bill suggested to Liz that they take Missy and travel to Lakewood. Susan relaxed after Bill said that Pat likely made plans with some friends for the weekend. Pat's attempts at laughter turned into sobbing as she talked to Tom about Canyon Lodge and Russ taking Jim's place as the golfer in the family. Tom placed his arm around Pat and rocked her like a baby to lower her anxiety. Tom tried to steady his nerves by smoking as Pat entered the building to see Mr. Alberts.
Tom: "...We can't put it off. We're here. You have to go in."
Pat: (IN ALMOST THE SAME CASUAL TONE, BUT THE TEARS ARE COMING DOWN HER CHEEKS) "It's wrong, Tom. It's wrong. We don't have the right."
Tom: "It's the only thing to do, Pat. If there were any other way, we'd do it. Please, darling, we'll be late. And they told me we couldn't be late."
Pat: (TURNING TO HIM, GRASPING AT STRAW) "Maybe we are late. There's no point in going in at all!"
Tom: (FIRMLY, SHAKING HIS HEAD) "No, Pat. We're not late. You can go in. Now."
Pat: (NOW THE PANIC IS FULL) "Oh, Tom, I’m afraid! I’m afraid!" (SHE SEIZES HIM, BURIES HER FACE AGAINST HIM AND SOBS. HE PUTS HIS ARMS AROUND HER AND HOLDS HER, ROCKING HER AS HE WOULD A BABY.)"
Tom: "You have nothing to be afraid of, darling. I told you that. You have to trust me now – and believe me."
Pat: (RAISING HER FACE TO HIS) "I do trust you, Tom. That’s why I’m here!"
Tom: (GENTLY) "Now, go in, darling. They’re waiting for you." (SILENCE. CLOSE UP PAT. SHE LOOKS AT TOM FOR A LONG MOMENT, SEARCHING HIS EYES, THEN GETS OUT OF THE CAR.)
CUT TO: FILM ON TAPE, THE STREET.
PAT COMES OUT OF THE CAR, AND WALKS SLOWLY UP THE WALK OF THE HOUSE, THEN UP THE STEPS OF THE HOUSE. SHE RINGS THE BELL, WAITS. THE DOOR OPENS AND SHE ENTERS. THE DOOR CLOSES. CUT TO: TOM IN THE CAR (LIVE). HE HAS BEEN LITERALLY HOLDING HIS BREATH WHILE PAT WENT IN. HE IS NEARLY AS FRIGHTENED AS PAT, BUT HE HAS HAD TO MAINTAIN A RIGID CONTROL. HE SITS BACK IN THE SEAT TO WAIT, TAKES OUT A CIGARETTE AND LIGHTS IT. AS HE APPLIES THE MATCH TO THE CIGARETTE HE SEES THAT HIS HAND IS SHAKING. HE STEADIES IT, NOT WITH HIS OTHER HAND, BUT BY A GREAT EFFORT OF WILL, LIGHTS HIS CIGARETTE AND THROWS THE MATCH OUT THE WINDOW. HE EXHALES A LONG PLUME OF SMOKE, THEN LEANS FORWARD AND TURNS THE CAR RADIO ON. WHEN IT WARMS UP: SOUND: MUSIC (RECORDING): USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SONGS: "IT'S A BIG, WIDE, WONDERFUL WORLD," "MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY," OR "IT'S ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE," WHICHEVER ONE SEEMS THE MOST APPROPRIATE AND IRONIC LYRIC. PLEASE USE A RECORDING WHICH IS NOT TOO UP-TEMPO, THE SLOWER THE BETTER, AND ONE IN WHICH THE LYRIC IS CLEARLY SUNG, SINCE IT'S THE WORDS OF ANY ONE OF THOSE SONGS THAT PROVIDE THE IRONY. TOM SITS SMOKING, UNAWARE OF THE WORDS FOR A MOMENT, THEN HE HEARS THEM AND ABRUPTLY TURNS THE RADIO OFF. BRING ORGAN IN INSTANTLY. FADE OUT...
Notes: According to handwritten notes, the song, "Make Someone Happy" may have been the song ultimately chosen for the conclusion of Act IV.
Production Notes: Two Film or Tape Clips: Tom's car pulling up in front of a large, dark building and "Exterior, The Street." For the beginning of ACT I with Susan, "SUSAN'S DRESSER (LIMBO). SUE IS FINISHING HER PREPARATIONS TO LEAVE FOR WORK. SHE IS IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR OF HER DRESSER. SHE PAUSES, LOOKING AT HERSELF IN THE MIRROR, HER EYES FIXED ON HER OWN EYES. TWO-SHOT/THE TWO SUES, STARING AT EACH OTHER. THE FOLLOWING IS ALL IN VOICE-OVER, BUT THE CAMERA CAN EMPHASIZE THE DIALOGUE BY MOVING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE MIRROR IMAGE AND SUE HERSELF."
SEPTEMBER 3, 1964 (EP. #87)
Tom chain-smoked while fearing for Pat's welfare because she had been in the office for two hours. Pat was in a numb, somnambulistic state as Tom drove her home. Tom placed Pat onto her bed, then reluctantly left after Pat took a sedative and asked to be alone so she could rest. Pat agreed to Tom's request that she call if he is needed without a trace of conviction in her voice. Frank gallantly served his girlfriend, Nurse Kathy Grayson hot dogs, coleslaw, and beer as she described dealing with a difficult patient at the hospital. Frank decided to forego waiting until he has earned his Doctorate and proposed marriage to Kathy, which she happily accepted. Kathy was perplexed by Tom's distant behavior and Frank's hesitance over Tom being his best man because of a difference of opinion about an unspecified subject. Pat was tormented by a nightmarish effect of Tom and Dr. Albert's voices that were accompanied by baby cries from a distance, which gradually drowned out the other sounds before everything fell silent. Pat jolted from sleep, wide-eyed and drenched in perspiration feeling drugged and shocked and immediately called Tom, who tried to mask concern because Frank and Kathy were present. Pat sobbed bitterly after Tom promised to come to the house right away.
Notes: First appearance of Karen Thorsell as Kathy Grayson, Frank's girlfriend who is a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital. She is described as an attractive young woman in her early twenties.
Kathy (Introduction Line, in Tom and Frank's apartment): "Very good. You really should have been a head waiter, Frank. You're wasting your time studying psychology."
Production Notes: Film/tape clip was used to show Tom getting out of his car, running to the building, and retrieving Pat.
SEPTEMBER 4, 1964 (EP. #88)
Tom claimed a friend was requesting advice and Frank evaded the topic when Kathy asked about the phone call Tom received and the source of their disagreement. Kathy pointed to Frank's stance on refraining from pre-marital relations and Tom's dubious reputation with women as the reason she is puzzled by their friendship. Ken stressed the importance of Laura becoming accustomed to city life so that their marriage can survive. Laura emphasized her concerted efforts despite struggling with the adjustment and deemed their weekend at the lake house as a welcome respite. Ken couldn't echo Laura's sentiments that Tom is ready for the full responsibility of marriage and warned her against hoping to have grandchildren. Tom was relieved that Pat wasn't ill and held her comfortingly. Pat was full of horror from the abortion and grew hysterical as she recounted the vivid nightmare that she endured. Tom tried to alleviate Pat's guilt about their baby and to take another sedative, which Pat refused out of fear of having more nightmares during sleep. Frank was upset when Tom confirmed his suspicions of Pat having the abortion and spending the night together, but was incredulous to Tom's belief that Pat will reconcile with the experience quickly. Tom fell asleep as Frank said that he learned a hard lesson at Pat's expense.
Notes: Laura states that they lived in the suburbs for twelve years. In crossed-out dialogue it is mentioned that Ken and Laura married while in their early twenties.
Production Notes for end of Act IV: (MOVE INTO C/U TOM, OBLIVIOUS, FAST ASLEEP ON THE BED, ONE ARM THROWN ACROSS HIS EYES. MATCH DISSOLVE TO IDENTICAL CU/PAT. HOLD THE TWO SHOTS SUPERED FOR A MOMENT, THEN SLOWLY FADE OUT TOM AND STAY ON PAT. FADE OUT)
SEPTEMBER 7, 1964 (EP. #89)
Missy reproached Ann for enabling Bill to see the framed picture of him on the bedroom wall. Ann was thrilled as Missy gushed about the gardenia Bill brought her, feeling as though they were the only two people in the world during dinner, and realizing that Bill wouldn't hurt her while holding hands. Missy decided to leave the photograph of Bill hanging and that of her "parents" in a drawer. Pat leaned against the wall for support as she painfully summoned the strength to answer a phone call. Mary had Jim and Russ go for a swim while she and Alice packed the family's belongings. Pat fibbed that she was recuperating from a day at the beach when Mary and Alice called, then left the phone dangling when she doubled over in terrible pain. Ken and Laura felt irritable over leaving the lake house earlier than planned and alarmed by Tom's haggard, thin appearance, but chose not to pump Tom for an explanation. Ken reassured Tom that Laura is working hard to adapt to city life before helping Laura prepare lunch. Tom called Pat and received a busy signal. Pat recalled making love to Tom on Memorial Day and discussing solutions to her pregnancy. Pat headed to Janet's apartment after she began to have intense spasms and failed to reach Tom over the phone.
Missy: "Last time you were -- before Bill came over -- you put up that picture of him. He saw it when he came."
Ann: "He didn't object, did he?"
Missy: "No, he didn't. But I didn't want him to see it, Ann."
Ann: "Why not? You went to all the trouble of cutting it out of the school paper and framing it. Then -- why hide it?"
Missy: "I wasn't hiding it. I just didn't put it up."
Ann: "What did Bill say when he saw it?"
Missy: "He said it wasn't a very good picture and he'd give me another one."
Ann: (LAUGHING) "Vanity, thy name isn't only woman!"
Production Notes: Tapes of May 29 (EP. #20) and July 31 (EP. #63) were utilized for Pat's flashbacks in this episode.
SEPTEMBER 8, 1964 (EP. #90)
Janet prevented Pat from fainting and guided her to the couch, then grew angry when Pat wasn't forthcoming about her illness. Pat confessed her pregnancy, getting an abortion as planned, and being sick since having the procedure, but forced Janet to swear to secrecy. Janet called Dr. Ernest Gregory while tending to Pat, who was exhausted and breathless with pain and fever. Ernest examined Pat, gave her Demerol to relieve the pain, and convinced Pat to be admitted to the hospital after promising to keep the cause of her illness secret from the rest of the family. Ernest informed Janet that Pat is most likely suffering from a serious pelvic infection and may require surgery, but urged Janet not to judge Pat harshly or be troubled by moral issues. Frank questioned Tom's feelings for Pat and accused him of hypocrisy for respecting marriage yet resorting to drastic measures to avoid getting married himself. Tom was smug in telling Frank that his lectures and warnings were unfounded after assuming that Pat felt well enough to see friends when she didn't answer the phone. Mary couldn't articulate her odd feelings about Pat's welfare to Jim once they arrived home. Alice expressed gratitude to Jim and Mary for taking the family to Canyon Lodge. Pat moaned that abortion was immoral as morphine was administered to her in the hospital.
Jim: "Here we are, the typical American family, back from a relaxing vacation -- exhausted. I guess all the jokes are true -- we just don't know how to relax."
Ernest: (Introduction Line): In Janet's apartment, while examining Pat's abdomen, "When was this done, Patricia?"
Notes: First appearance of Mark Lenard as Dr. Ernest Gregory. Age range given as middle 40's. Janet's address is 910 Cedar Place Apt 15A.
SEPTEMBER 9, 1964 (EP. #91)
Mary couldn't be mollified by Jim's attempts to explain Pat's absence and statement that she was getting worried over nothing. Alice was disturbed to find Pat's bed sheets were twisted and wrinkled and that she hadn't left a note for them. Ernest spoke passionately to Janet about the plight of unmarried, expectant young women and the charlatans who profit on their misfortune by performing dangerous abortions. Ernest informed Janet that his approach is to lower Pat's fever and stop the spread of the infection before going any further. Janet requested advice on explaining the situation after telling Ernest that Pat comes from a close family and her parents are intelligent, sensible people. Ernest encouraged Janet to exercise her best judgment in talking to Jim and Mary since his oath helps to ensure Pat's confidentiality, but stressed the importance of Pat being free of anxiety and disturbance. Jim, Mary, and Alice went to Memorial Hospital after Janet was purposely general about Pat's illness and Ernest's medical specialty. Kathy shook her head sadly while tending to Pat, who babbled about Tom and relived having the abortion while asleep. Janet was forgiving when Jim had Mary apologize for being short-tempered and grilling Janet on calling Ernest instead of the family's doctor. Kathy told a sleeping Pat that getting an abortion must have been a desperate act.
SEPTEMBER 10, 1964 (EP. #92)
Ernest had Kathy take Pat's blood pressure while he pondered explaining her condition to the family. Jim, Janet, and Alice tried to soothe an irrational and impatient Mary while waiting for updates on Pat. Mary had Alice go home to keep Russ company, then recalled Pat refusing to stay in bed when she had the chickenpox and tried unsuccessfully to probe Janet for information on Pat's illness. Jim, Mary, and Janet were distraught when Ernest was general about Pat being very ill and suffering from an infection, but didn't provide a preliminary diagnosis. Janet told Ernest that Jim and Mary must never know about Pat's pregnancy and subsequent abortion. Jim advised Mary that they don't have the right to doubt Janet's actions or Ernest's credentials as they fretted over Pat. Kathy called Dr. Markus when Pat woke suddenly and begged to be given a medication to relieve her intense abdominal pain. Pat went into a delirious state and talked about Memorial Day, marriage, and her surprise birthday party to Kathy as if she were Mary, Tom, and Alice. Kathy eased Pat's anxiety about Janet and Ernest keeping the truth from Jim and Mary, encouraged her to rest, then resolved to give Pat Demerol whether she obtains approval from the doctor or not.
Notes: First episode to begin with a Prologue, referred to as "Teaser" in the script, followed by the Opening Sequence. Pat's hospital room was #410. Actress Fran Carlou played the role of "Second Nurse," later to be given the name Ellie Oster.
SEPTEMBER 11, 1964 (EP. #93)
Pat was injected with a hypodermic needle as she frantically begged the nurse, whom she mistook for Janet, to keep her secrets and imagined the sound of baby cries. Alice apologized to Russ for not telling him about Pat being hospitalized and shared Russ's discouragement over Ernest not having a diagnosis for her yet. Russ swallowed his pride and confessed that he has developed a fear of death since Will died and had a nightmare about Pat dying, which caused Alice to tremble with fright. Liz begrudgingly agreed to call Susan to tell her about Pat after providing Bill with the news. Bill postponed registering for classes at the campus after consenting to going with Liz to the hospital. Liz griped about Pat seeking help from Janet instead of her and was skeptical when Bill contented that Janet is fond of her nieces and nephews. Ken sympathetically agreed to cover a scheduled meeting with a client for Janet so she could visit Pat at the hospital. Missy told Bill that she spent Labor Day weekend with Ann going to the park and zoo, but admitted that she had considered inviting him to join them. Bill sadly told Missy about Pat, then held Missy in his arms and gently stroked her hair as she sobbed about Pat's grave predicament. Pat called for Mary to comfort her while sleeping.
Alice: "....I think Pat knows you a lot better than I do."
Russ: "I know she does. She always has. I've been -- well I've always been proud of Patricia. Oh you're okay too, but..."
Alice: "But I'm not Pat."
Notes: Appearance by Joey Trent as Russ Matthews.
SEPTEMBER 14, 1964 (EP. #94)
Kathy summoned a doctor to examine Pat after checking her pulse. Mary wouldn't yield to Alice's protests against being unable to come to the hospital with her and Jim. Alice was unconvinced despite the conviction in Mary's voice that Ernest must have the chance to properly diagnose Pat and that she will make a full recovery. Alice told Mary that she misses Pat and disliked being alone in the bedroom last night. Mary was grateful when a considerate Alice decided to forego registering for classes at the Institute to stay with Russ once he gets home from school. Tom was shocked to hear that Pat was hospitalized when he called and talked to Alice on the phone. Tom presumed that Frank would blame him for Pat becoming gravely ill when Frank said it was pointless to reiterate his opinions on abortion. Frank bluntly reminded Tom that he was initially confident in the procedure's safety and that he is incapable of helping Pat now. Jim played mediator when Janet defended calling Ernest and tried to prove her concern for the family was genuine to Mary. Ernest told Jim and Mary that Pat has an ovarian cyst that hemorrahaged and he may need to operate if antibiotics don't clear the infection and a blood clot forms. Mary sobbed uncontrollably after Ernest permitted her and Jim to see Pat, who rambled incoherently while resting.
Janet: "I know, Mary, that you can talk about a hundred and one things and think about only -- one. I know where your thoughts are -- in that room across the hall. I know your one concern right now is Patricia. Please give me credit for at least understanding how you feel."
Production Notes: A Dr. Hughes and Dr. Stewart are called over a loud speaker at the hospital, likely a reference to the characters Dr. Dan Stewart and Dr. Bob Hughes from ATWT.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1964 (EP. #95)
Janet brusquely told Jim and Mary to quit scrutinizing Ernest's qualifications and her right to have feelings towards Pat's predicament because she cannot have children. Susan immediately feared for Pat when Terry, a fellow technician at Memorial, lamented about the high white blood cell count of a young, female patient whose sickness was caused by an abortion and may need surgery. Janet decided to speak openly once Susan confessed that she knew about Pat's pregnancy and Jim and Mary were out of earshot. Susan tearfully told Janet that she didn't tell Jim and Mary because Pat fooled her into believing that she was getting married and promised not to do anything reckless. Janet realized with profound sadness that Pat thoroughly tricked everyone. Jim and Mary respected Ernest, who didn't fault them for doubting his treatment methods and offered to call Dr. Theodore Werner for a consultation on Pat. Janet was touched when Mary apologized for being harsh, but was guilt-ridden over concealing the truth from Jim and Mary. Frank accused Tom of trying to shield himself from blame by refusing to call the Matthews. Missy cited Pat's love for Tom and wishes to get married while urging him to stay informed on Pat's condition. Tom accidentally fell onto a table after he recounted Pat professing her love and having the abortion for their future.
Production Notes: Flashback to Act IV of the September 2, 1964 (EP. #86) episode was used, which featured the Tom/Pat conversation prior to Pat leaving to see Mr. Alberts.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1964 (EP. #96)
Nurse Ellie Oster gruffly advised a restless Pat to lie still so she could perform her duties. Missy confided to Ann that she feels that she misjudged Tom because of Pat's love for him and of the fears of Pat dying weighing heavily on her mind. Ann listened to Missy talk about Bill consoling her, but quietly simmered with anger when she linked Tom to Pat's pregnancy and hospitalization. Tom slammed the phone down angrily when the hospital refused to divulge information on Pat to him. Ken was troubled to find Tom drinking while waiting for him to arrive for their monthly dinner date, but chose not to lecture him. Tom waxed philosophically to Ken about depending on certain things and life's drastic changes but chalked it up to talking nonsense and drinking on an empty stomach. Tom was relieved he remained tight-lipped to Ken despite being drunk, but panicked upon learning that Pat is critical when he called the hospital posing as Bill. Mary laid on the couch while Jim tried to soothe her nerves. Jim urged Mary to have faith in Ernest and the medical treatment Pat is receiving. Mary had bittersweet memories of Pat's happiest Christmas enjoying a sleigh ride while at her maternal grandparent's house and resolved to make the upcoming holidays even better. Ellie alerted Dr. Markus when Pat began to shudder violently from fever and wince in extreme pain.
Production Note: One of the sets planned for this episode was an art class room, but was cut and the scene not written.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1964 (EP. #97)
Kathy grew dismayed as Pat muttered about feeling cold as the sedatives took effect. Jim and Mary were overjoyed once a fatigued Pat became focused enough to recognize them. Pat began to apologize profusely over getting sick while eyeing Janet in a muted appeal for assurances, which prompted Janet to join Jim and Mary in telling her that apologies were unnecessary. Janet told Pat that her secrets have been kept once Jim and Mary left the room so Kathy could tend to Pat. Mark rightly sensed Alice needed to talk and gave her an old paint rag as she tried to stop herself from breaking into tears. Alice felt bleak despite Mark's consoling words and certainty that Pat will make a full recovery. Dr. Werner agreed to confirm Ernest's diagnosis for Pat as massive peritonitis and keep it privileged information. Ernest explained his conservative surgical plans for Pat to Dr. Werner and asked him to participate in the operation. Dr. Werner advised Ernest that Pat needs a hysterectomy and efforts to salvage her chances of having children could jeopardize her life. Janet begged Ernest to stay mindful of the impacts that being barren can have on women. Ernest informed Janet that Dr. Werner will give Jim and Mary confidence in his medical approaches, that Pat's prognosis is poor, and urged Janet to remain strong for Jim and Mary. Kathy prepared Pat for surgery.
SEPTEMBER 18, 1964 (EP. #98)
Frank knew Kathy was brooding about a patient as Kathy mused about suicide attempts while trying to enjoy the beautiful weather and exciting atmosphere of students returning to the campus. Frank was shocked once he deduced that Kathy had methodically described Pat's medical case, but chose not to implicate Tom. Frank understood when Kathy asked to postpone their date so she could see Pat. Tom was thunderstruck when Frank related his talk with Kathy and learned that Pat was having surgery by calling the hospital. Frank firmly told Tom not to compromise Kathy's ethics by trying to badger her into giving details on Pat. Liz went on a tirade about Jim and Mary receiving the same nondescript answers from doctors that she received about Will. Jim, Mary, and Bill forgave Liz, who was contrite for ranting and being hesitant to visit because she hadn't been to a hospital since Will died. Mary gently declined Liz's offer of having Russ and Alice stay with her. Jim updated Liz on Ernest's medical treatments for Pat and consulting with Dr. Theodore Werner to determine a more effective course of action. Janet was stricken as she overheard Ernest and Dr. Werner tell Jim and Mary that they will decide on the specific surgery for Pat once they see the extent and severity of the infection. Jim and Mary helplessly watched Pat get wheeled into an operating room.
Frank: "What's the matter, honey? You're really not quite here today."
Kathy: "No, I'm not. I -- I was just thinking that there's more than one way to commit suicide."
Frank: "What do you mean?"
Kathy: "Sometimes you can do it just as efficiently by going to the wrong doctor -- or to someone who's not a doctor at all. A week later there's a spreading infection, a few days later, it's over."
SEPTEMBER 21, 1964 (EP. #99)
Jim tightened his grip on Mary's shoulder as they watched Pat go into surgery and stood transfixed on the operating room's door. Janet noted the irony of Jim and Mary finding some solace in supposedly knowing the cause of Pat's illness, gaining complete faith in Ernest, and being appreciative of the medical care Pat has received. Mary ruminated over Pat developing an ovarian cyst and infection despite rarely getting sick during her entire lifetime. Jim and Mary were too distracted to pay attention to Janet, who mentioned that she notified Granny about Pat and feels responsible for picking Ernest to handle the case. Mary complained about time running slowly while Jim refrained from having Alice join them in the waiting room. Liz expressed regret to Bill and Susan over coming to the hospital because she felt incapable of providing adequate moral support to Jim and Mary. Susan became overwhelmed with guilt when Liz and Bill pressed for details on Pat and fibbed about needing to assist a colleague in the laboratory. Bill didn't share Liz's curiosity over Pat calling Janet for help and Ernest being enlisted to handle Pat's medical treatment. Alice groused about not hearing from Tom and angrily declared that talking was pointless after Bill tried to assure her that Pat will survive. Jim, Liz, and Janet urged Mary to stop torturing herself and believe that Pat will make a full recovery.
Alice: "Sometimes we talk in there -- about different things -- anything, just so it's not quiet -- but pretty soon we run out of things to say, and then it is quiet and everybody's thinking the same thing -- and we all know it. It's awful, Bill."
Bill: "At a time like this everybody's afraid of silent. Sometimes you say such foolish things -- just to be talking -- so you won't think."
Alice: "And when you do think -- you think such terrible things. And then I'm afraid. Afraid that Pat's -- that she's going to die....."
Notes: Dr. Lucas and Dr. Kingsley were the attending resident and intern respectively during Pat's surgery.
SEPTEMBER 22, 1964 (EP. #100)
Ernest fretted over Pat's abortion and being in critical condition at twenty-one. Frank emphatically informed Tom that Kathy is bound by medical ethics when Tom wanted to ask Kathy for updates on Pat's condition. Tom dismissed Frank's concerns over his drinking by insisting that he is going through his own personal hell, but was steadfast against Frank's proposal to call Alice to inquire on Pat. Ellie said that being in nursing for many years has taught her not to get emotionally invested in patients. Kathy admitted to being deeply affected by Pat despite witnessing similar medical cases. Kathy told Ellie that Pat's irrational rambling involves Janet keeping the abortion secret from her parents. Laura was stoic towards Ken's enthusiasm over walking home from work and ignored his suggestion to be mindful of Tom's demanding graduate student cirriculum. Laura confessed to Ken that she lied about shopping and doing volunteer work because she fears the consequences of being unable to adapt to city life. Ken convinced Laura not to abandon efforts to adjust for Tom's sake and that of their marriage. Dr. Werner agreed with Ernest's assessment that Pat's body may not be able to handle a hysterectomy after going into shock. Ernest decided to proceed with drainage of the pelvic infection and lavage for Pat's reproductive organs.
FADE IN TOM'S APARTMENT, THE SAME DAY. START IN MS/TOM, PACING THE FLOOR OF THE APARTMENT. FOR TOM THIS MUST BE HIS WAITING ROOM, HIS CALVARY, AS THE OPERATION PROCEEDS, FAR FROM HIM. AS TOM MOVES BACK AND FORTH, THE PAN PICKS UP FRANK, SEATED IN A CHAIR, WATCHING HIM, SILENT...
Laura: "We haven't been talking. We've been making conversational sounds -- but we haven't been talking, saying the things we really want to say. At least I haven't."
Production Notes: The following were pre-recorded for Voice-Over:
Tom: (to himself) "Why did I do it? Why - why - why did I tell her she shouldn't have the baby. If -- if I could only go back -- just a few days -- a week..."
SEPTEMBER 23, 1964 (EP. #101)
Jim had Mary apologize to Janet for losing her temper over the operation taking three hours and not getting any updates from Ernest. Russ and Alice refused Mary's request that they go to the cafeteria to get something to eat. Mary sharply prevented anyone in the family from accepting a phone call at the floor desk, which happened to be from Tom. Ernest informed Jim, Mary, Janet, Russ, and Alice that Pat survived surgery, the abdomen is being drained to fight the infection, and Pat can receive visitors once she returns to her regular room. Janet volunteered when Mary demanded that Russ and Alice be sent home. Jim tightly embraced Mary, who sobbed in exhaustion and vague relief. Russ knew Alice was right to chastise him for arguing about eating the dinner she had prepared due to being worried about Pat. Alice avoided eye contact with Russ and circumvented his attempts to get definitive answers on Pat's prognosis. Jim and Mary were overjoyed when Pat was moved into her hospital room and waited anxiously for Pat to get settled. Ernest told Janet that he is cognizant of keeping the full story from Jim and Mary every time he speaks to them. Janet was stricken when Ernest stated that the trauma of a hysterectomy could have been fatal for Pat and the infection may leave Pat sterile.
Notes: Appearance by Joey Trent as Russ Matthews.
SEPTEMBER 24, 1964 (EP. #102)
Ellie brusquely tried to deny becoming emotionally affected to Kathy, but admitted that she is haunted by seeing Jim and Mary's eyes full of questions and ruefully said that Pat would be heartbroken if her parents knew what she had done. Jim reminded Liz that she can't force Bill into choosing a profession after Liz hoped Bill would change his mind about accounting. Jim defended Janet's actions after Liz fanned Mary's resentment by harping on Alice attending the Institute and Pat asking Janet for help. Liz told Jim and Mary that she is puzzled by Janet's sudden involvement in the family. Janet impatiently hurled a pencil into the wastebasket that broke when she struggled to work because she was distracted by Ernest's prediction that Pat may end up sterile. Janet grew pensive over Ken's inquiry into Pat's condition and comment that she has grown close to her nieces and nephews. Ken speculated to Janet that she may develop a relationship with her family once the crisis with Pat is over. Janet was grief-stricken as she gave Ken a detailed account of everything that happened to Pat. Ken angrily told Janet that the father of Pat's child doesn't deserve love and should be whipped for convincing her to terminate the pregnancy and resist getting married. Kathy alerted Dr. Lucas when Pat began to moan in unbearable pain.
Janet: "Perhaps. And yet I don't know, Ken, I really don't. The young people, they accept me, they don't question, they don't wonder. My sisters-in-law, my brother, even my mother -- oh, I'm sure whenever my name is mentioned there's a raised eyebrow or two."
Ken: "It didn't used to make any difference to you, Jan, the raised eyebrows."
Janet: "No. Today, I think it does. Oh, not because of them, but because of the young people."
Janet: "Tragic! There must be a word that's stronger than that, Ken. It's -- it's monstrous. If you'd ever seen this girl. She's so lovely. And she's such a gentle, good girl. She deserves so much -- and what has she got now?"
Production Notes: A flashback of Act IV from September 23, 1964 (EP. #101) of Ernest/Janet was used in this episode. It was superimposed over a close up of Janet's face during Act II.
SEPTEMBER 25, 1964 (EP. #103)
Tom took Frank's advice and called the phone number to Pat and Alice's bedroom. Alice became emotionally overwhelmed by Tom's quest for definitive answers on Pat and ended the conversation, but agreed to keep in touch. Frank cautioned against jumping to conclusions when Tom castigated himself for being blind to the possibility of Pat dying from complications from the abortion. Tom bolted out of the apartment to see Ken and Laura. Ken was puzzled to discover a note from Laura asking to meet her at the University Club in the suburbs. Frank was guarded while Laura talked about his friendship with Tom and worrying about Tom since they moved to the city. Laura wasn't offended when Frank remarked that she and Ken maintain a hands-off approach to parenting. Ken groused about Laura's lack of cooperation in adjusting to city life and casually arranging dinner at the University Club until he noticed that Tom was too occupied with his own thoughts to listen. Tom confessed to Ken that his girlfriend became pregnant while they spent Memorial Day weekend at the Baxter lake house. Ken badgered Tom into revealing Pat's abortion and hospitalization after growing impatient with Tom's long-winded account of the story. Tom was dumbfounded by Ken's stunned reaction since he is unaware of Ken's connection to the Matthews family. Dr. Marcus frantically ordered an ice mattress for Pat.
Frank: (To Tom, who is about to break down) "If I ever saw a picture of someone who caught on too late -- this is it! I told you you were learning a lesson at Pat's expense -- but I didn't know how expensive it was going to be for her..."
Laura: "Frank, I think you know I've never been a possessive mother..."
Frank: "That's one thing you haven't been, Mrs. Baxter. I can't tell you how many times Tom has commented on that. You've let him pretty much alone, both you and his father."
Laura: "Are you saying that perhaps we haven't been close enough to Tom?"
Frank: "I don't know."
Laura: "I've seen a lot of tragedy because of possessive mothers."
Frank: "There can be a lot of tragedy with a hands-off policy, too."
Production Notes: Don McQue served as Assistant Director in this episode.
SEPTEMBER 28, 1964 (EP. #104)
Kathy excitedly summoned Ernest due to Pat's rapid recovery. Mark was impressed by Alice's integrity when she rejected his offer to give her a discount on art supplies and text books that is reserved for teachers. Alice was grateful to Mark for letting her talk about Pat on her own terms, appreciated his optimistic view points, and smiled faintly when Mark suggested Alice bring Pat along for dinner at his house once she is released from the hospital. Ernest ordered Kathy to remove the IV tubes from Pat's arms and start her on liquids and light meals. Pat fell silent after Ernest confirmed that Jim and Mary accepted his diagnosis of a ruptured ovarian cyst, but suggested she tell them the truth some day. Jim supported Mary with his arms as Ernest told them that Pat's fever broke, the pelvic infection is clearing rapidly, and she has been removed from the critical list. Ernest modestly accepted Jim and Mary's gratitude and reminded them that Janet played the most significant role in saving Pat's life by calling for medical assistance. Mary held Pat's hand as they stared into each other's teary eyes. Janet's apprehension deflated like a balloon upon hearing the good news about Pat from Ernest, who admitted that he is unsure about Pat being sterile and hasn't mentioned the possibility to her. Alice flung the packages of school supplies down and rushed into Jim's arms, then rambled about pampering Pat, decorating their bedroom, and behaving so that Pat will never call her a youngster again. Jim joked to Mary and Alice that being surrounded by weeping females is the happiest sight he has ever seen. Pat felt trepidation as she rested while Kathy kept her company.
Alice: (about Pat) "There hasn't been any change."
Mark: "Well, that's not bad news! You know what my Ma always says, 'If it's no news, it's good news, because if it was bad news, you can be sure somebody would be breaking their neck to tell you.' Right?"
Alice: "I don't know."
Mark: "Didn't you ever notice? People hear something good, they yawn -- they hear something bad, they're on the telephone in two minutes."
Notes: Kathy mentions working with Dr. Ernest Gregory as a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital for four years.
SEPTEMBER 29, 1964 (EP. #105)
Mary and Alice noted that it was peculiar that a healthy girl like Pat developed a ruptured ovarian cyst, but surmised that they needed to endure such an ordeal to truly appreciate life. Mary was genuinely pleased as Alice raved about attending art school at the Institute. Tom was ecstatic when Alice called to relay the good news about Pat and hoped to come to the hospital once she's permitted to have visitors. Frank was forthright in letting Tom know that his relief was towards Pat and the Matthews family and not him. Tom requested that Frank conceal his association with Pat from Kathy and decided to schedule visits at the hospital during Kathy's days off. Laura guessed rightly that Ken was perturbed by her dinner invitation to the University Club, but Ken didn't want to reveal Tom's revelations that weighed heavily on his mind. Ken understood the subtext of Tom's assurances that things couldn't be better now and tried to relax by having a drink. Laura leveled with Ken about her discontent towards the city and preference for Ken keeping his professional and personal lives separate by working in the city and living in the suburbs. Ken obstinately accused Laura of lying about the importance of staying together despite her pleas for fairness and both of them making sacrifices. Janet was touched when Pat expressed gratitude for calling Ernest for medical aid, respecting her wishes, and sentiment that they were more like sisters than Aunt and niece. Pat drifted into a peaceful sleep while clutching a red rose from the bouquet that Tom had delivered to her room.
Mary: "I don't think any of us will ever be quite the same after this siege with Pat."
Alice: "I know I won't. I feel a lot older, I can tell you that. Bill said that to me, the other day, when we we talked in the hospital corridor. And it's true. Something like this can really make you stop feeling like a child. I don't think anybody can ever call me youngster again."
Mary: (SMILING) "I think we've all known how outdated that expression is for some time now."
Alice: "Then how come I still get called youngster."
Mary: (HER SMILE WIDENING) "Because you look cute when you get mad."
Ken: "Then, what will happen to us?"
Laura: "I can only say what you said a few months ago -- that's up to you. I'm going to do the only thing I can do -- go back to our home. You think about what you want to do. I hope we can be together, Ken. I want that more than anything else in the world."
Ken: "Not quite, apparently."
Laura: "You're wrong. We're not together here, Ken. I don't exist here. This is your world. Somewhere -- there has to be our world."
SEPTEMBER 30, 1964 (EP. #106)
Janet told Ken that she fears that Pat loves the boy who convinced her to have an abortion and suspects he doesn't reciprocate her feelings or intends to marry her. Ken advised Janet against interfering in Pat's relationship or risk alienating Pat and the rest of the family, but asked not to be involved in the matter. Pat and Tom accepted mutual responsibility for putting themselves through turmoil and promised to concentrate on moving forward. Pat hypothesized to Tom that making love on Memorial Day and surviving such a serious illness were tests on their relationship and hoped that feelings haven't changed between them. Tom gently chided Laura for calling the apartment to check on him. Laura reflected on Ken fussing over her on the day Tom was born and the excitement of having a boy, but couldn't articulate her motherly instinct of merely wanting to see him. Tom told Laura that he always yearned for the kind of marriage that his parents had. Laura knew she couldn't mask discontent over city life from Tom, who sensed correctly that she wishes to move back to the suburbs. Tom urged Laura not to give up adapting to the city for his sake and that of her marriage. Laura realized that she had reached an impasse with Ken, who was reticent against returning to the suburbs. Ken told Laura that he left the suburbs to salvage their marriage and that Janet had nothing to do with it. Ken was skeptical towards Laura's conclusion that their opposing view points on their living situation puts them in agreement that things aren't working out for them right now. Laura had dinner with Ken because she didn't anticipate coming back to the city anytime soon.
Production Note: Episodes do not include a prologue starting with this episode.
OCTOBER 1, 1964 (EP. #107)
Kathy was impressed by Pat's remarkable progress as she witnessed her stand and walk to the chair without assistance. Pat told Kathy that she wants to teach high school because she adores children. Kathy reminded Pat that medical professionals do not pass moral judgments on their patients in response to Pat's question on whether the staff had voiced disapproval towards her. Kathy mentioned her engagement to Pat, who wondered if she had spoiled the prospects of marriage due to the decisions she made. Mary told Pat not to over-exert herself in efforts to getting discharged or register for fall classes until she receives guidance from Ernest. Pat couldn't articulate the reasons she sought help from Janet when Mary broached the topic. Mary told Pat that Janet is unconventional due to being a single, independent career woman and admitted that she resented Alice being influenced into attending art school. Alice described Mark as an offbeat, well-rounded, caring man to Pat while walking around the hospital corridor. Pat prevented Alice from making an assessment on the various boys she has dated, but said she has become more serious while coping with nearly dying. Ernest informed Pat that her stitches will be removed, to notify him of any fever or discomfort that develops upon going home, and schedule a follow up appointment with him. Ernest reinforced his non-judgmental stance to Pat, who explained that she had the abortion because the man she loves contended that marriage for the sake of a child was wrong. Pat contemplated marrying Tom and immediately starting a family.
Pat: "I noticed a ring on your left hand, Miss Grayson."
Kathy: "I'm going to be married in January, January 1st."
Pat: "New Year's Day...any special reason?"
Kathy: "Marriage to me is a beginning. It's the beginning of a new kind of life, that's how I feel."
Pat: "I've always wanted to be a June bride -- white dress, veil, a church wedding....."
Mary: "Just a matter of blocks away were your Aunt Liz and Bill."
Pat: "I like Aunt Liz, but -- oh, I don't know..."
Mary: "But you know your Aunt Liz so much better than you do your Aunt Janet."
Pat: "I don't think I know Aunt Liz at all. I'm not sure if anyone does."
Mary: "I never knew you felt that way about her."
Pat: "I didn't think you were too fond of her either."
Mary: "We're just different, that's all. Our interests have always been different. We really have lived a different kind of life."
Pat: "...May I say something, Mom? ....and try to understand how I feel. I think Aunt Janet is one of the most wonderful women I ever hope to know. If I owe anyone my life, I owe it to her." (IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD THAT WHAT PAT IS SAYING IS THAT SHE OWES HER AUNT HER LIFE - NOT IN THE PHYSICAL SENSE OF THE WORD, BUT PAT IS THINKING OF A SECRET SHE SHARES WITH HER AUNT)
Notes: Mary Bonner joins the AW crew as Production Assistant starting with this episode.
OCTOBER 2, 1964 (EP. #108)
Ellie told Pat that Ernest is a warm, kind man who only conducts himself in a formal manner in certain instances. Pat was intrigued to learn that Ernest keeps his life private, is unmarried, and was adopted by a doctor and his wife when he was very young. Pat said that she was worried about her parent's reaction to her pregnancy and linked Missy's conflicts with her identity to the long-term effects of the baby being given up as the impetus to having the abortion. Ellie remarked that Pat sounded older than twenty-one when she expressed hope that having children will soothe some guilt over the mistake she made. Kathy told Pat that it was a pleasure knowing her since she has been released from Pat's case. Janet encouraged Pat not to be critical of herself when she felt undeserving of the compassionate treatment she has received at the hospital. Pat swore to Janet that she will overcome her misgivings about the man she loves once they meet after becoming engaged. Janet gave Pat sage advice about allowing a man to fool her into believing that he reciprocates the love she feels towards him. Tom was delighted with Pat's healthy appearance, but made excuses about classes preventing him from visiting often. Pat asked for Tom's support in helping her deal with her ordeal and not getting married. Ken nearly blew a fuse when Tom defended the decision of Pat having the abortion. Tom informed Ken that he doesn't love Pat and lacks any serious intentions for her. Ken was appalled when Tom casually referred to Pat's hospitalization as unfortunate, then accused Tom of being relieved because Pat's recovery freed him from responsibility and obligation.
Tom: "...Look, I can understand how you felt when I told you about the illegal operation. I know what I went through, and I'm sure I have an idea what you went through when I told you Pat might not live. Well she is living, Dad. And I'm sure that someday she'll meet someone who's really in love with her. She's a nice girl, what happened was unfortunate."
Ken: "Unfortunate? (A BEAT) How relieved you must have been when you were told she was going to live."
Tom: "Of course I was relieved. Everything has worked out all right, Dad, I don't know why you've got me on the pan."
Ken: "I wish I could hear the girl's side of the story. But then I don't suppose I ever will."
Tom: "Dad, if this is all you wanted to talk to me about -- I do have a lot of work and I'd like to get back to campus."
Ken: "Amazing. I can't believe I'm sitting across from my son and heard him say all I heard."
Tom: "I don't suppose I should have come to you and told you what I did?"
Ken: "I wish to heaven you hadn't, I wish I didn't know what I know." "Tom, you say she's a nice girl -- why don't you do the decent thing and marry her?"
Tom: "That would not be the decent thing to do. I don't love her, Dad. Why don't....?"
Ken: "But she loves you. At least you said there was that possibility."
Tom: "I don't love her. I want it to be over, Dad. I've learned my lesson. I want it to be over -- and before too long I'll let Pat know it's over."
OCTOBER 5, 1964 (EP. #109)
Janet agreed to Alice's request that she look at Mark's art and give tips on making connections to succeed in free lancing. Alice told Janet that she isn't interested in committed relationships with boys because she wants to pursue a career. Janet connected Tom to Pat's hospitalization when Alice revealed that she has been going steady with Tom Baxter and speculated that he may not return Pat's love. Alice made a one-time exception to letting Pat call her youngster, but reminded Pat that it's inappropriate now because she is legally an adult. Pat suggested Alice exercise caution in telling Mary that Janet may have a summer internship and future job prospects for her at the agency. Pat defended Janet's actions in calling Ernest when Alice mentioned Mary's issues with Janet's role in getting her medical care. Alice was bewildered when Pat pressed for details on her talk with Janet about Tom, Pat's feelings for him, and reservations over Tom being serious about her. Tom was puzzled by Laura's calm demeanor while explaining that she is living in the suburbs while Ken remains in the city after having a lengthy discussion. Laura told Tom that she is content with her choice because she is free of turmoil and conflict. Tom found Laura's statement of doing what she wants to do despite the consequences meaningful. Laura informed Tom that she isn't worried about Ken having an affair and is confident in Ken's love and devotion to their marriage. Ken was perplexed by Janet's sudden interest in Tom while saying little about Pat's health. Janet assumed that Ken doesn't know the full story about Pat and realized she won't be able to confront Tom.
Alice: "You phoned her."
Pat: "Oh I don't know -- she was the first person who came to mind."
Alice: "I guess you don't like Aunt Liz anymore than I do, do you."
Pat: "I like Aunt Liz. But maybe because Aunt Janet is younger -- well I like her."
OCTOBER 6, 1964 (EP. #110)
Mary advised Pat to concentrate on her health when Pat wanted to go to her follow up appointment with Ernest alone and return to college so that she can graduate with her class in June. Mary told Pat that she and Jim have led a good life, has never felt compromised, and is confident that they will share a life once the children leave to get married and start their own families. Tom declined Pat's dinner invitation with the family and was noncommittal towards the next time they will get together. Tom argued that he uses terms of endearment indiscriminately when Frank pointed out that Tom called Pat honey despite avoiding such names lately. Frank sternly advised Tom to be candid with Pat about not loving her and wanting to date other people. Janet told Pat that Granny prefers to stay in the places she is needed and is unlikely to return while she is taking care of Jane. Pat was deflated when Janet was doubtful towards seeing everyone more often because the different worlds in which she and the rest of the family live are not compatible. Janet was frightened by Pat's unwavering belief that her future is with Tom and that she wants to emulate Mary's life as a wife, mother, and homemaker. Pat questioned the point of living without purpose or someone to love to Janet. Ernest informed Janet that Pat should realize that a man who talks a woman into a risky operation to avoid responsibility is not worthy of her love. Janet stressed to Ernest that she wasn't exaggerating about Pat creating a utopia for herself and swore that her concerns over Pat attempting suicide once Tom ends their relationship are justified.
Mary: "....Our family has been important to both your father and me. Oh I know there are women who feel they should be doing other things than concerning themselves with their family."
Pat: "You never felt that way?"
Mary: "No, I didn't have to."
Pat: "I don't know what you mean."
Mary: "Your father -- well he never made me feel that I had to be someone different, something different."
Pat: "In other words you think that a great deal of what a woman is depends on the man to whom she's married?"
Mary: "That's exactly how I feel. Your father is a very good accountant. His business, your Uncle Will's when he was living, of course had to be important to both of them. But when your father came home he was home. The problems of his other world he never brought to this world. He's always made me feel that I was important. And so I've never felt that I had to go out and prove anything. Yes I've been active in PTA, church work, and I've taken an interest in politics. But I do not feel I have to go out and make a place for myself...."
Ernest: "I think that depends on the man, Janet. Oh young men today, and young women, feel that they must find out if they're sexually compatible before marriage. I've lived long enough to know that love includes something more than just sex. Go up and down the animal kingdom, Janet, and there's sex. But love?"
Production Notes: According to handwritten notes for Act III, Pat played a record of, "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," by the Amos Brothers.
OCTOBER 7-8, 1964: Pre-empted due to World Series.
OCTOBER 9, 1964 (EP. #111)
Ken claimed he wasn't facing the fact that he and Laura have each created a separate world in which to live when Janet felt he was being inflexible with Laura on their living arrangements. Janet proved unhelpful when Ken fretted over Tom's wishes for his parents to reconcile and declined his dinner invitation. Janet informed Susan that they have an obligation towards Pat and that telling Jim and Mary about the baby would be pointless now. Susan told Janet that she regrets keeping the truth from Jim and Mary, then both grimly contemplated Pat's reaction once she discovers that Tom doesn't love her and never intended for them to marry. Susan handed Janet a check and explained that her inheritance financed moving to Baltimore and paying Janet back the $2,000.00 loan. Janet wished luck to Susan, who decided to transfer to John Hopkins Hospital, financially support a doctor named Marty she is dating, and eventually get married. Tom appeased Pat by making plans to meet in two days, then got off the phone by claiming he had a research paper to write. Susan told Pat that she loves Marty, but argued that the plans with Marty are practical not impulsive since he began his residency at John Hopkins Hospital last year. Susan admonished Pat over getting pregnant, the abortion, and forcing her to withhold the facts from Jim and Mary. Alice interrupted Susan, who was about to lecture Pat on foolishly holding on to a future with Tom and getting married. Pat and Susan dodged Alice's inquiry into the long conversation they had in the bedroom. Pat told herself Susan's visit only succeeded in reminding her of the baby she chose not to have.
Ken: "We act so grownup, don't we, Janet, you and I, Laura, Tom, all of us, we go through the motions of being grownup. But I know my son is still a boy. And in some respects so am I."
Pat: "Am I going to be the maid of honor at your wedding?"
Susan: "No, Pat. When Marty and I get married there'll be no maid of honor, no bridal party, there'll just be the two of us. You see, I believe marriage is a personal affair."
Pat: "Oh Susan. You're not any different from me or other girls. Being twenty-four doesn't make you different."
Susan: "Who said I was different."
Pat: "You're trying to make me believe you are, maybe yourself too."
Susan: "What're you talking about, Patricia?"
Pat: "When I get married, Susan, I want a maid of honor, bridesmaids, ushers -- I want a wedding dress. I want everything the way Mom had it, it's the way I dreamed it would be ever since I was a little girl."
Susan: "You're not a little girl, anymore, Patricia."
Pat: "No. No I'm not. But, don't you think, Susan, no matter how old we get we keep locked inside of us some of our little girl dreams?"
Susan: "Until the lock is broken and we have to face reality."
Notes: Last appearance of Roni Dengel as Susan Matthews.
Susan: (Roni Dengel, Exit Line in Pat and Alice's bedroom): "You will, Pat. And take care of yourself."
Production Notes: "Rolled in Thursday's [October 8th] count."
OCTOBER 12, 1964: Pre-empted for World Series.
OCTOBER 13, 1964 (EP. #112)
Pat knew Missy had pure intentions for thinking that Tom had the right as her fiancé to know that she was in the hospital. Missy was envious of Pat, who spoke of falling in love with Tom and knowing immediately that they were meant for each other. Missy told Pat that she cannot relate to concrete feelings because of her identity crisis and love being a foreign concept. Pat encouraged Missy to continue seeing Bill, trust that true love involves complete acceptance, and to be open to the possibility that Bill could love her someday. Frank called Tom naive for doubting Pat's love and devotion and asserted that he should be fair to Pat by ending the relationship so she can move on with her life. Tom tried to downplay the significance when Frank assessed Pat as a woman who would only surrender her virginity to the man she loves and hoped to marry. Frank became exasperated by Tom's denials over allowing Pat to believe they had a future and demanded that they cease talking about the situation. Ken bitterly told Tom to spare him any lectures about making compromises, the definition of love, or searching for fulfillment with a younger woman. Ken informed Tom that he and Laura are living separate lives and claimed that his love for Laura lies in the past, though he remains deeply fond of her. Janet interrupted Ken's conversation with Tom to have him review some sketches she prepared. Tom was pleased to meet Janet, who acted cordial for Ken's benefit, but still found him to be genuinely charming and engaging. Ken informed Janet that he noticed a distasteful look on her face while talking to Tom, but failed to get an explanation from Janet.
Pat: "Missy, if I didn't believe Tom loved me, I think I'd -- I'd die."
Missy: "Don't say that."
Pat: "He's the first man I ever cared for. Oh, I dated any number of boys in high school, I was popular, I was popular at the university. But when I met Tom Baxter -- I can't tell you, I can't begin to tell you -- all I can say is I knew he was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with."
Missy: "You knew right off?"
Pat: "Just about, yes."
Missy: "That seems kind of funny to me, maybe because I'm not sure of anything, or anyone. I'm not even sure of myself. You're lucky, Patricia."
Pat: "Most of the time I think I am. But Missy, there are times -- well I want to forget about them."
Missy: "I'd like to forget too: that I don't have a name, that I don't have parents. There was a time when I forgot all about it. But when I met Bill -- it isn't fair for me to keep on going with him, it just isn't fair. I don't think I can tell him -- that I'm nobody, that I've been playing -- a game of pretending, living in another world."
Pat: "Melissa, if someone loves you, really loves you, it won't make any difference."
Missy: "I didn't say that Bill was in love with me."
Pat: "But you know that maybe he could someday."
Missy: "It could happen that way, yes."
Pat: "If that should happen, Melissa, Bill will make a whole new world for you. just as Tom has made a new world for me."
Frank: "I know what you and a lot of guys like you say, a girl can always say no."
Tom: "That's right. You've lived on campus long enough, Frank, to know what goes on, to know what women permit."
Frank: "I wonder if it's a matter of permitting really. I wonder if each girl who permits doesn't have in [the] back of her mind a wedding ring, a marriage certificate. I'm not talking about fifteen and sixteen year old girls now, Tom, I'm talking about young women. You told me your sister died when she was quite young..."
Tom: "Where did that come from?"
Frank: "Had she lived, would you have wanted her to say yes to a guy like you?"
Tom: "That's a stupid question..."
Frank: "I don't think it is. I'm going to tell you the kind of guy you are, Tom. You've played the field as long as I've known you, one girl after another. One day you'll meet up with a woman who'll say no to you. And you know what'll happen? You'll marry her."
Tom: "You think so."
Tom: "There is such a thing as compromise, Dad."
Ken: "Really? I wasn't sure that word existed in your vocabulary."
Tom: "I don't know what you mean."
Ken: "You obviously were trying to make a point."
Tom: "I was."
Ken: "Well forget it."
Production Notes: "Rolled in Monday's [October 12th] count."
OCTOBER 14-15, 1964: Pre-empted due to World Series.
OCTOBER 16, 1964 (EP. #113)
Ernest joked to Janet that going out to dinner is a luxury he rarely affords himself, but disagreed with her assumption that medicine is his first love. Janet was deeply moved as Ernest revealed that he was adopted when he was a baby, but never suffered from an identity crisis or gave serious thought to his natural parents. Ernest told Janet that he is grateful to his adopted parents because they loved, nurtured, and guided him throughout his life and visits them as often as possible. Janet was unconvinced when Ernest recalled Pat happily preparing to meet Tom and wondered if he truly loves Pat. Ernest was troubled by Janet's dilemma over keeping her knowledge of Tom's involvement in Pat's illness from Ken and dire warnings of Pat living in a dream that doesn't exist. Pat told Jim that she is becoming too restless to remain at home and was exciting over Tom coming to see her. Jim told Pat that he is anxious for the chance to get to know Tom better. Pat unselfishly told Jim that Russ and Alice need winter coats more than she does, then assured Jim that expressing his love for her, Alice, and Russ through words was unnecessary. Pat confessed to Mary that she is certain that she and Tom are in love. Tom gently chided Pat for thinking she has outgrown football games and dances, but warned that graduate school will make him too occupied to attend such events. Pat guilted Tom into staying for dinner by reminding him that he cancelled on two separate occasions and broke his promise to introduce her to Ken and Laura. Tom was riddled with guilt as Pat grabbed his arm and laid her head onto his shoulder.
Janet: "And it never bothered you that you were adopted?"
Ernest: "Oh, I think in my early school days I wondered why. But with maturity, it didn't make any difference. Janet, I've delivered many babies, with real parents -- parents who didn't want them. Many times a man and a woman who adopt a child are much more a father and a mother than parents who have children they don't want."
Janet: "Someday you must tell Patricia about yourself."
Jim: "Isn't there something I could get you that you'd like?"
Pat: "Dad, you and Mom have been just wonderful to me. I don't know how I can ever repay you."
Jim: "Repay us? For what? For loving you and the other children? I'm -- I'm not doing very well, am I."
Pat: "You've done almost -- too well."
Jim: "How about the breakfast tray?"
Pat: "You tell Mom I'll be down in about fifteen minutes."
Jim: "All right, dear. Have a good day."
Pat: "You too, Dad." (SHE'S ALMOST ON THE VERGE OF TEARS) And you remember, Jim Matthews, someday I'm going to marry a man just like you."
OCTOBER 19, 1964 (EP. #114)
Pat told Jim and Mary that she was pleasantly surprised when they invited Tom for dinner, but promised that Tom didn't accept out of courtesy because he doesn't allow himself to be forced into anything. Mary joked about Pat fussing and primping in preparation for Tom's visit, but was comforted by Jim's observations that Pat seems on the verge of complete recovery. Jim and Mary felt that they had placed too much emphasis on Tom's reputation and should have trusted Pat's standards in expecting to be treated with respect. Jim and Mary concluded that Tom was an intelligent, well-mannered, affable young man from a fine family and made a pact not to doubt Pat and Tom's love. Tom complained to Frank about Pat convincing him to have dinner and making it difficult for him to break off the relationship. Frank advised Tom that putting distance between himself and Pat by leaving town for a while wouldn't solve his dilemma and persuaded him to quit avoiding the inevitable. Alice scoffed at Pat's objections to her drinking beer with friends from art school. Pat mentioned Jim and Mary being wrong about Tom when Alice questioned the shift in Pat's attitude towards domesticity and old-fashioned practices like having adult chaperones. Mary ruminated over Susan's abrupt departure and time flying by since Pat was discharged from the hospital. Pat told Mary that she and Tom have an understanding to finish school prior to making any definitive plans for the future. Mary was pleased that Pat confessed her love for Tom and agreed to make a concerted effort to get to know him better.
OCTOBER 20, 1964 (EP. #115)
Bill was incredulous towards Missy's self-assessment that she lacks the intelligence and discipline to finish school and work at the Kopper Kettle. Missy accepted Bill's invitation to attend the homecoming football game with him. Bill cautiously told Missy that he is getting an inheritance from Will and proposed loaning her money so that she could quit working and attend classes full-time. Missy was flummoxed by Bill's dedication towards his campaign for her and leaving before she could flatly decline his offer. Ann was thrilled over Bill's generosity and encouraged Missy to accept the money and have confidence that she can pay back the loan. Ann brought up Missy's aversion to material things, friendship, and obligation as the reasons for not wanting to take Bill's money. Ann urged Missy to have pride in herself and to give Bill's offer further consideration. Bill lamented to Mary that work and school have precluded him from spending time with Liz. Mary reflected on Liz's struggle to adjust without Will and the significance of finding a soul mate. Mary surprised Bill by asking about his talk with Jim over Tom's reputation, but Bill stressed that Pat's judgment was never debated. Bill conceded that Jim and Mary's acceptance of Tom and Pat's happiness were more important than other people's qualms. Tom felt awkward when Pat complimented the impression he made on Jim and Mary and asked to be introduced to Ken and Laura. Pat and Bill reflected on their close relationship. Bill vowed to never hurt Missy in response to Pat's statement that seeing Missy love a man who doesn't return her feelings would be unbearable. Pat readily agreed to help when Bill hinted that he wants Missy to find happiness.
Missy: "I could never accept money from anyone."
Ann: "Why? It's just a loan, isn't it?"
Missy: "Yes, but..."
Ann: "Then, why can't you accept it? You know you'd pay it back."
Missy: "Maybe I couldn't."
Ann: "Is that the thing that bothers you -- or is it something else?"
Missy: "What else would it be?"
Ann: "The fact that you might be -- obligated?"
Missy: "I don't know what you mean. Of course I'd be obligated."
Ann: "I don't mean financially. There are other ways of being obligated to people. That's always been a problem for you, hasn't it, Missy? (MISSY IS SILENT) It's always been hard for you to take anything -- love, friendship, material things -- because you never wanted to give back. So it was simpler not to take in the first place."
Missy: (RISING AND MOVING AWAY, HER FACE DARK) "What have I got to give back?"
Ann: (QUIETLY) "Melissa Palmer."
Missy: (TURNING TO HER) "There is no Melissa Palmer. I made the name up -- remember?"
Ann: "I certainly do. But there is a Melissa Palmer. You made her. Take a look in a mirror -- there's a person in there, a real person -- and you made her yourself. It's time you were proud of it, Missy."
Missy: "I wouldn't be proud if I took Bill's money. I don't know if I could ever pay it back."
Ann: "After all I've said, it's reduced to that -- to a pure question of money?" Missy: "That's what we're talking about, isn't it?"
Missy: "There's no use arguing, Ann. My mind's made up."
Ann: "Are you sure?"
Missy: "Of course I'm sure. Why would you ask?"
Ann: "Because if you're so sure -- why did you come here to talk about it?"
(CU/MISSY, SHE LOOKS AT ANN, UNABLE TO ANSWER)
Pat: "I guess I was day-dreaming."
Bill: "About something pleasant, I hope."
Pat: "Aren't day-dreams always pleasant?"
Bill: "I guess so. I've never heard of a day-nightmare."
OCTOBER 21, 1964 (EP. #116)
Mary echoed Pat's sentiment that they have grown close again while she has been convalescing at home. Pat was pleased that Jim and Mary have re-evaluated their assessment of Tom and are starting to like him. Pat resisted Mary's efforts to probe her about Alice staying out late, but disagreed when Mary blamed students at the Institute and Janet for being bad influences. Mary frowned over Janet calling Pat to invite her for dinner. Tom was secretly grateful that Pat had plans with Janet and was evasive about getting together. Frank informed Tom that he and Kathy found an affordable apartment that is a reasonable distance from the hospital and University. Tom and Frank bantered about cramping each other's style and Tom's academic performance suffering by turning their apartment into a bachelor pad. Tom's mood turned sour by Frank's psychological evaluation on Tom's support for the institute of marriage and aversion to getting married stemming from fear of Ken and Laura divorcing. Laura countered Tom asking for redecorating advice with an invitation to move into the house with her. Tom declined due to wanting complete privacy after getting Laura to admit that she is lonely living alone in the suburbs. Laura impulsively cancelled plans with friends. Ken was enthusiastic about having dinner with Laura until she asked to go to the University Club. Laura blamed Janet for Ken's discontent towards the suburbs, prompting Ken to accuse Laura of denying that they have had problems for years that solely involve them. Ken unwittingly pushed Laura into wanting to confront Janet after he flatly dropped all pretenses of being faithful to Laura.
Mary: (STOPPING, A PILLOW IN HER HANDS) "And you know Pat. I feel more like we're sisters than mother and daughter."
Pat: "I've always felt like that about you, Mom. You're too young and pretty to be -- the older generation."
Mary: (SMILING AND SITTING ON THE BED, THE PILLOW ACROSS HER LAP) "The compliment's a little exaggerated, but I think we do get along well."
Notes: Laura mentions that she and Ken are approaching their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary in a few weeks.
Pat: (about Mark Sanford) "I thought he was very nice -- so did you."
Mary: "I didn't say he was nice or he wasn't, but you have to admit he's not a typical college student."
Pat: "I don't know, Mom. You ought to see the students at the University. They wear sneakers and blue jeans and talk just as oddly as Mark does."
Mary: (UNMOLLIFIED) "Yes, but this is nothing new at the Art Institute. Your Aunt Janet went there."
Pat: "That's not a mark against it."
Mary: "I'm not saying it is, but Janet isn't a -- conventional person."
Pat: "Mom, I don't understand you. I've never known you to insist that people confirm to any one pattern."
Mary: "I'm not insisting on anything. I just don't happen to think Janet is the best possible model for a young woman."
OCTOBER 22, 1964 (EP. #117)
Laura found Janet's address in the phone book and prepared herself for a confrontation. Ken and Janet grew darkly reflective with their personal thoughts once Janet said that Pat may face the needless tragedy of being sterile. Janet was alarmed over Ken's warnings that Laura believes they are romantically involved and that Laura blames her for his dissatisfaction towards suburban life. Janet tried to maintain her composure while telling Ken that women have certain instincts within their defense system, but appreciated Ken's advanced notice that Laura might confront her. Laura lied to Tom about postponing her plans with Helen Sawyer until tonight once she realized that she had forgotten about Tom taking her out to dinner. Laura told Tom that Ken is seeing a female coworker who is preventing Ken from resuming married life by providing a reprieve from problems and familial obligations. Tom urged Laura to fight for Ken and maintained that mistresses are incapable of permanently replacing a wife in a man's life. Janet joked to Pat that she has a collection of cookbooks and recipes that surpasses Mary's despite not being considered domestic. Pat and Janet openly discussed the starkly different attitudes towards Janet between the older and the younger generations of the family. Janet was troubled by Pat's unwavering love for Tom and faith in their relationship. Laura complimented Janet's attractive apartment while they made small talk. Janet flatly denied affecting Laura's life and causing marital problems between her and Ken. Laura left willingly after being satisfied with Janet's declaration that she does not love Ken.
Ken: "...Well, I know how much this means to you -- in several ways -- because of the girl herself -- and because I know how you feel about the fact that you can't have children."
Janet: "Mine happened differently, but you're right, there is a similarity. She may be sterile too. (SHE PAUSES, THEN) "Sterile. What an ugly word. You'd think they'd find a nicer word for it -- out of decency."
Laura: "I'd rather have dinner with my son than anyone -- except his father...I saw your father yesterday."
Tom: "Did you? Good. How did it go?"
Laura: "Like all our meetings lately, it went -- nowhere."
Tom: "Because you're out here in the suburbs? Mother, isn't there some way?"
Laura: (INTERRUPTING) "That isn't the problem, Tom. I know your father insists it is, but it isn't, Tom. Ken has accused me of not facing things -- but I think there's something he hasn't faced. Another person -- a woman who works in his office. As long as there is -- this woman -- your father won't come back here, Tom. He has release -- another world -- a world I can't share. That's the real problem, Tom -- and I can't ignore it anymore."
Production Notes: Prologues resume starting with this episode, but not every subsequent episode.
Notes: Janet's address is given as 95 River Drive Apt 8F. Restaurants mentioned by Tom include "Schaeffer's" and "Fox and Hounds."
OCTOBER 23, 1964 (EP. #118)
Ernest recalled Janet confiding her fears about the impact on Pat once she realizes that she does not have a future with Tom. Ernest gave Pat clearance to resume attending college, but humbly accepted partial credit for Pat's recovery while also attributing it to a miracle. Pat told Ernest that she wants to earn a degree in education, get married, and starting a family. Pat opened up to Ernest about her recurring nightmares of babies and that she must know whether she can bear children before she can come to terms with her mistake, move on with her life, and consider marriage. Ernest convinced Pat to postpone having any tests performed and compassionately told Pat that he hopes to deliver her first child. Janet told Ernest that her mother's age at the time of her birth may have contributed to the bitterness she carried towards her parents favoring Will and Jim. Ernest admitted to Janet that he wished to celebrate Pat's recovery and healthy mental state by inviting Janet out to dinner. Janet was surprised to learn from Ernest that Pat is acutely aware of the possibility of being sterile. Ernest alleviated Janet's worries by insisting that Pat is well adjusted, does not have definitive plans, and will likely take being unable to have children in stride. Ken was unapologetic for being disappointed in Tom and was contemptuous over Tom's attempt to equate his single life to Ken's infidelity. Tom said that his relationship with Pat is over and asked Ken to end his affair with Janet. Ken empathically told Tom that he and Laura will eventually separate, regardless of whether there is another woman or not.
Janet: "You know, Ernest, I always felt that my two brothers were more important to my mother than I was. I was the baby."
Ernest: "I can't believe that you weren't equally important to your mother and to your father."
Janet: "No, no I wasn't. I think they both were very happy with the two boys. When I came along - well my mother was no longer young. It made a difference."
Ernest: "To you?"
Janet: "Of course."
Ernest: "Well let me see now - what is the age difference between you and Patricia's father?"
Janet: "Mmm - eleven years. Will was older than Jim."
Ernest: "But you were rather close to your brother Will, weren't you?
Janet: "Yes, I was. Sometimes I thought he was more a father to me than a brother. He was a wonderful person."
Ernest: "Yes he was."
Janet: "He did so much for me. I never could repay him really."
Ernest: "Oh I wouldn't say that, Janet."
Notes: Act II (Continuation of Ernest/Pat scene) was possibly the first on-screen utterance of the word "abortion." Many other such occurrences (but not all) in the script were either crossed-out or changed to "illegal operation."
Production Notes: "Re-taped Prologue (audio problem)."
OCTOBER 26, 1964 (EP. #119)
Missy was pleased that Pat spoke openly to her about changing since being hospitalized. Pat decided to discuss school with Missy, who mused about feeling inadequate to the pretty, happy girls on campus who have families that love them. Missy refused to entertain the possibilities when Pat predicted that Bill would accept her background and that they might fall in love and get married one day. Pat encouraged Missy to accept Bill's loan and emphasized her faith in Missy paying Bill back. Tom was floored by Pat's confession that standing on the campus bridge triggers memories of discussing abortion and the suicidal tendencies she experienced while still pregnant. Tom became uneasy as Pat vowed not to repeat the same mistakes and be the person that Jim and Mary raised her to be. Pat's depressed mood vanished and was replaced by a happy glow when Tom suggested they have a date night and share some quality time. Bill agreed with Ann's assertion that Missy is unwilling to give of herself. Missy grew deeply thoughtful over Bill's statement that she has something special to offer, but fought against accepting a check Bill wrote to her. Bill solved the problem of Missy's indecisiveness by putting the check in Missy's purse with an emphatic snap, then asked about Pat. Missy was overwhelmed by Bill's generosity, plans to be her tutor, and idea that she find a new apartment to make a fresh start. Tom told Frank that Pat's dark musings made him realize that he must address Pat's preconceived notions about their relationship and future together.
Missy: "Because I don't want to ever have to tell him."
Pat: "That you're illegitimate?" (MISSY NODS, HER FACE DARK) Missy -- if a man cares for you -- really cares for you -- you can tell him anything and it doesn't matter."
Missy: "Do you really believe that?"
Pat: "Yes, I do. (SHE SHAKES HER THOUGHTS) Besides, I know my cousin Bill. He'd understand if anybody on this earth would."
Missy: "Do you think so?"
Pat: "I'm sure of it. He wouldn't be Bill if he didn't. Do you want to know what I think, Missy -- what I've thought for quite a long time now?"
Pat: "I think someday you might be my cousin by marriage. I hope so."
Bill: "You're starting something new. Your room was the old Missy -- who was hiding away from the world. There's a new Missy now who's very much a part of the world. Why not find a new place to live."
Missy: "I don't know, Bill. That room means a lot to me."
Bill: "It means a lot of the wrong things. I don't think you need it anymore. (SHE SITS SILENT, TROUBLED, BILL STUDIES HER, THEN) Well, we don't need to settle this now. First things first. I want to talk to the principal of University High and see if we can get you registered for this term. It's late, but maybe if I tell him I'll help you in some subjects, he'll let you enter."
Missy: "Oh, Bill, I don't want you to bother...."
Bill: "It's no bother. And I'm sure Pat will be glad to help too." (CU/MISSY: SHE IS STARING AT BILL, THE FAINT BEGINNINGS OF TEARS IN HER EYES)
Missy: "Bill -- Why are you doing all this for me?"
Bill: (QUIETLY, SIMPLY) "Because I like you, Missy."
Missy: "But, I'm nothing but a waitress you met here in the Kopper Kettle."
Bill: "You're nothing but a very good, very special human being -- who can be even more special. I'd like to be able to have some small part in making that happen."
Production Notes: Special rehearsal schedule for this episode was Sunday, October 25th, 3-5 PM. Handwritten-note, "Charlotte's Air Script." referencing Associate Producer, Charlotte Adrat.
OCTOBER 27, 1964 (EP. #120)
Frank told Laura about teaching part-time while he pursues a doctorate, his upcoming wedding to Kathy, and starting a family. Frank was intrigued by Laura's description of Tom as a peculiar man who is good with children, hides his true emotions, and resists marriage despite Laura's belief that Tom would benefit from it. Laura was telling Frank that she fostered Tom's independence to avoid becoming a possessive mother when Tom arrived home. Tom joked about Laura and Frank conspiring against his wishes to have a bachelor pad and to convince him to reconsider marriage. Laura claimed she was unbothered by living separately from Ken to quell Frank's embarrassment over inviting her to meet Kathy without including Ken. Tom lamented over Laura's loneliness, but refuted Frank's suggestion that Tom getting married would make any impact on her life. Tom sadly predicted that Ken and Laura will be divorced soon. Ken was irritated over Laura's insinuations about interrupting his time with Janet and putting on a polite facade instead of openly making her points. Laura freely admitted that she confronted Janet and is undeterred by an affair because Janet does not love him. Ken lambasted Laura for getting Janet involved in their marital problems and was silent when Laura asked for a reconciliation. Janet was perplexed when Ken called and urgently wanted to see her. Janet advised Ken not to apologize on Laura's behalf because she understands Laura's feelings and Ken being an essential part of her life. Ken struggled to answer Janet's questions on the current state of his marriage and whether his intentions to salvage it were pure.
OCTOBER 28, 1964 (EP. #121)
Mary reinstated a curfew once Alice admitted to lying about the time she came home from a party. Alice asked Mary to trust that she will not succumb to peer pressure. Mary felt compelled to accept Alice's proposition of having her friends from the Institute over to prove that they are fine, young adults. Bill told Pat that Missy is taking entrance exams at the high school and asked Pat to check out some places he has chosen for Missy to live near campus. Pat told Bill that she believes Missy accepted his loan and is going to school because she wants to meet his expectations. Bill ruefully confirmed Pat's suspicions that Liz dislikes Missy and fretted over the difficult task of changing Liz's mind. Pat gave Bill a blunt, unflattering assessment of Liz as inflexible and overly concerned with social standing and backgrounds because Pat feared that Liz will hurt Missy. Bill admitted to Pat that he has fallen in love with Missy. Liz suspected Bill was thinking about Missy when he mused about human relations and reiterated a neutral stance in Liz and Susan's issues. Bill told Liz that Missy supports him living at home and reasoned that Missy's education was a good investment. Liz insinuated that strings are attached to money that women accept from men and emphatically vowed that she would come to know Missy. Tom called Pat to confirm their next date. Alice accused Pat of acting proper because Jim and Mary have changed their opinion of Tom. Pat was disappointed in Alice's contemptuous attitude towards her sisterly concern. Pat anticipated that she and Tom would talk about their future during their upcoming date.
Alice: (OPENS THE DOOR) "Mr. William Matthews, attorney-at-law."
Bill: "Miss Michelangelo."
Pat: "Do you think if Missy came from the right kind of family, knew the right people...."
Bill: "You're not being fair."
Pat: "Oh yes I think I am. She's your mother, you can defend her in any way you want. But somehow -- well I'm going to be honest with you. I could never be close to your mother."
Bill: "I'm sorry about that. Strange that you should be close to Aunt Janet though."
Pat: "She's warm, outgoing, understanding. You don't forever feel that she's looking at you through a microscope. I imagine that's how Missy felt when she had dinner at your home."
Bill: "Did Melissa ever say anything to you about my mother?"
Pat: "No. That is, not much. Bill, I think we all have to take the middle of the road most of the time. But not your mother, she's on one side of the road and that's where she stays. And whoever isn't on that side of the road just doesn't count."
OCTOBER 29, 1964 (EP. #122)
Alice marveled admiringly at Pat and remembered that the last time she dressed-up was for the senior prom with Tom. Pat promised Alice that Jim and Mary will be proud of her as the artist in the family. Pat smiled as she daydreamed the special night she will have with Tom and the dress she will wear at their wedding. Tom wrestled with breaking up with Pat while getting ready. Frank urged Tom not to flaunt a new romance while they discussed the different ways in which Pat might react to Tom ending the relationship. Tom tried to convince Frank that he never led Pat on, but now faces the unenviable task of setting the record straight because Pat is too serious about him. Pat told Mary that she is excited and nervous about her date, but grateful to Jim and Mary for giving Tom another chance. Tom informed Pat that he made the dinner reservation at the Colonnade Room during a slow period so that they could talk freely. Pat's curiosity was piqued as Tom mentioned that their friends, Phil and Rita are getting divorced and their marriage failed because it was based on Rita getting pregnant. Tom and Pat graciously invited Bill and Missy to join them at their table to celebrate Missy quitting her job and starting high school. Pat stopped Tom from resuming the conversation they started at the restaurant out of fear over discussing the future. Tom and Pat arranged to take a drive tomorrow. Pat happily pictured her wedding ceremony with Tom and being in the hospital having their first baby.
Production Notes: Dream sequences mixed with live and recorded thoughts included, "wedding and hospital bed limbos in taped reverie" for Act IV featuring a Minister and baby as extra without lines.
OCTOBER 30, 1964 (EP. #123)
Mary decided to postpone talking about a party that Alice wants to throw with Pat, who claimed she was preoccupied about a psychology quiz and upcoming drive with Tom. Pat secretly called Ernest's office and informed the receptionist that she must see him right away. Ernest was perplexed over Pat's urgent request to have the necessary tests done to determine whether she can have children but relented once Pat explained that she and Tom will be talking about the future. Pat grew despondent over telling Tom once Ernest revealed that she is sterile and surgical procedures are ineffective. Ernest tried unsuccessfully to assuage Pat's sorrow by mentioning that his adopted mother and father could not have their own children, whom he considers to be his real parents. Pat worried about the importance of children to Tom after Ernest suggested occupying her mind by going to school as a coping device. Tom griped to Frank about being interrupted at the Collonade Room by Bill and Missy and Pat's request for a goodnight kiss, but resolved to level with Pat tonight. Pat struggled to stifle her emotions when she called Tom to cancel the plans to take a drive by fibbing that she was feeling sick. Pat put on a brave, content facade while convincing Jim and Mary to have a well-deserved night out tomorrow. Jim and Mary marveled about Pat making a narrow escape and recovering so rapidly. Pat pondered dealing with her sterility, telling Tom the news, and worried about whether it will change things between them. Pat imagined hearing many babies crying and covered her ears while crying out in great terror for the sounds to stop.
Notes: Ernest revealed that Pat's sterility was caused by the pelvic infection and inflammation, which led to adhesions and the fallopian tubes to close.
NOVEMBER 2, 1964 (EP. #124)
Alice compassionately told Mary not to be afraid of losing Pat when Mary worried about her tardiness. Pat leaned on the railing of the campus bridge and stared into the water. Pat recalled finding out that she is sterile, Ernest advocating adoption, and his firm belief that sterility would not make a difference to a man that loves her. A man hurried over to the bridge when he thought a dazed Pat was about to jump off it, then mistakenly searched the area as Pat rambled about symbolically losing something valuable. Janet grew uneasy by Ernest's request to see her immediately without giving the reasons for the urgency. Ernest told Janet that it is essential that she knows that Pat is sterile. Janet reminded Ernest that Pat's reaction to sterility marking the end of her life was much like hers after the hysterectomy. Ernest convinced Janet to console Pat, but not try to reason with her about Tom. Alice promised to find out the reason for Pat arriving home late without calling per Jim's request. Mary feared that Pat's lack of appetite and tired appearance was due to exhausting herself in getting caught up with her schoolwork. Tom spoke to Mary on the phone and was surprised that Pat was not at home. Jim was critical of Mary's hunch that Tom and Pat had a quarrel, but shared her opinion that Pat avoiding Tom seemed strange. Alice was baffled over Pat letting the phone ring without answering it repeatedly. Pat lied about studying with her tutor and the line being busy when she tried to call to satisfy Alice's curiosity about getting home late. Alice tried to comfort Pat, who sobbed uncontrollably after having nightmares of babies crying.
Ernest: "The few times I've been in this room...."
Ernest: "It's very comfortable, Janet."
Janet: "At times it is and at other times, Ernest, it's a very -- a very lonely room. I say to myself, 'Room you and I are lonely tonight.'"
Ernest: "It needn't be that way."
Alice: "Are you worried about her?"
Jim: "No no. It just isn't like Patricia to be thoughtless. When she's going to be late she usually phones, she knows how your mother worries."
Alice: "And was Mom ever worried. You'd think the police were going to drive up any minute."
Jim: "Don't talk like that, Alice."
Janet's inner thoughts about her apartment: "I'm home and yet I'm not."
Notes: Last appearance of Leon Janney as Jim Matthews.
Exit Scene: In the Matthews's living room, to Mary Matthews (RIP) about Tom Baxter (RIP) and Pat Randolph, "Whatever it is, if it is serious between them, they'll iron it out without your help or mine."
NOVEMBER 3, 1964 (EP. #125)
Mary agreed to Janet's request to have dinner with the family. Ken was profoundly saddened to hear from Janet that Pat cannot have children while having sobering reminders of Tom's role in it and lack of love for Pat. Janet told Ken that she has the unenviable task of talking to Pat about her sterility and Tom. Ken confessed to Janet that Laura was partially correct about her affecting their marriage and revealed plans to obtain a divorce and to begin a new life with her. Mary admitted to Janet that she is concerned with Alice, but conceded that she would attend the Institute regardless of Jim and Mary's qualms. Janet preferred to think of herself as determined and positive when Mary stated that she and Alice are both headstrong and stubborn. Mary readily accepted Janet's offer to help make dinner. Mary was slightly perturbed by Janet helping with the dishes and Alice telling them about artwork she wants to put in the first-year exhibit at the Institute. Alice was thrilled that Mary invited Janet for Thanksgiving dinner, but puzzled that Mary evaded responding to her wish for Janet to become part of the family. Pat dropped all pretenses once Janet said that she wasn't fooled by Pat's brave act and noticed her staring out the window rather than studying. Janet told Pat about her past engagement, hysterectomy, and being unable to have children. Pat listened intently as Janet reflected that she has a fulfilling career, friends, and optimism of getting married if the right man comes along. Pat admitted that she has stopped attending classes to avoid running into Tom and is scared to talk with him now.
Mary: (about Alice) "...In some says she's a little like you, Janet."
Janet: "Determined, you mean, positive?"
Mary: "Stubborn. Stubborn, headstrong."
Janet: "There's a fine line, isn't there, between headstrong and positiveness. I like to think I'm positive and determined. Many times when you're that way, Mary, right or wrong, you stay with your guns as the saying goes, you are accused of being stubborn, headstrong."
Mary: "I suppose in a way you're right."
Alice: "...Did you have many things in the exhibit when you went to the Institute Aunt Janet?"
Janet: "Oh, a few."
Alice: "You're just being modest?"
Janet: "I, modest?"
Alice: "That's right, you modest. But I'm not going to be like that. I'm going to blow my own horn."
NOVEMBER 4, 1964 (EP. #126)
Pat was disinterested as Alice reflected that Janet acted like a member of the family and tried to explain Mary's attitude around Janet. Pat downplayed Alice's worries over her having nightmares and denied that she was avoiding Tom, that they had quarreled, or that their relationship is finished. Alice and Missy were troubled and disappointed in Pat's distant and noncommittal attitude towards coming to see Missy's new apartment. Missy feared that Pat changed her mind about their friendship. Sorority girl, Carol Pearson refused to cancel plans to attend a school football game to go out with Tom, despite his persistence. Tom fumed over Carol knowing about his reputation, Phil and Rita's divorce, and everyone believing that he was going steady with Pat. Tom and Carol kissed once they agreed to go on a date, which was witnessed by a stunned Missy. Ann was glad as Missy raved about attending high school, her new apartment, and having meals with her landlords, the Sawyers. Missy agreed when Ann credited Bill with opening a new world for her, but hoped that Bill won't fall in love with her. Missy informed Ann that she caught Tom with another girl and feels conflicted because she had given Tom the benefit of the doubt by believing that he loves Pat. Ann understood Missy's desire to protect Pat by exposing Tom as a womanizer, but assured Missy that Pat won't marry Tom. Pat tried to assure herself that nothing will affect Tom's love for her or ruin things between them. Alice was dumb founded to witness Pat pleading for baby cries to cease while covering her ears.
Pat: "Now why should you worry about me? The worry days are over, Alice. The days and nights in the hospital, they're over -- and a lot of other things."
Alice: "Like - Tom?"
Pat: "Now what kind of a question is that?"
Alice: "A very legitimate question, Patricia. Did you and Tom have an argument?"
Pat: "No of course not."
Alice: "I'll bet dollars to donuts that you did."
Pat: "I don't have any donuts and you don't have any dollars."
Notes: The role of Carol Pearson was played by Ellen Weston, who would later play Karen Gregory in 1965. The address to Missy's new apartment was 910 University Avenue. The university has a population of nearly 25,000 students.
Production Notes: Songs played were "In the Shelter of Your Arms," by Sammy Davis at the beginning of this episode and "Autumn Leaves" in the Tom/Carol scene. Description of Missy's new place: "chintzy room, not elaborate, early American with a desk and a study lamp."
NOVEMBER 5, 1964 (EP. #127)
Laura arranged to start redecorating Tom's apartment and requested that he come for a visit. Tom and Frank reminisced about being roommates for nearly three years. Frank was unconvinced by Tom's theory that Pat broke a date and has not returned his phone calls in order to end their relationship. Tom maintained belief that the breakup was by mutual decision and declared that his conscience is clear, despite Frank's skepticism. Frank told Tom that he feels sorry for Pat and wondered whether Tom had trapped her into a doomed relationship. Mary asked Pat for the reasons she has been avoiding Tom and the current status of their relationship. Pat convinced Mary to drop the subject after confirming that she loves Tom, but stated there were certain things she keeps private that Mary will understood once she and Tom are married. Tom informed Laura that the blonde girl he was dating last summer lies in the past and now has an upcoming date with Carol. Laura told Tom that she confronted Ken's mistress and was satisfied that she is not in love with him. Tom was happy when Laura was positive about the outcome of Ken's request to talk about their marriage and future. Janet was stunned when Ken reiterated his plan to obtain a divorce from Laura so that they can be together. Ken admitted to Janet that he was lying to himself by trying to salvage his marriage and asked Janet for the chance to be with him once he is unencumbered. Janet refused to make promises to Ken and warned him of the chance that she may never love him, which only made Ken more determined to talk to Laura.
NOVEMBER 6, 1964 (EP. #128)
Carol informed Judy that she is genuinely interested in Tom because he comes from a wealthy family, is intelligent and charming, but proclaimed that she will be upfront with Tom about playing for keeps. Pat fantasized about Tom declaring that her sterility meant nothing to him and that they are going to get married. Tom was flustered by Frank's surprise over having a date with Carol and Pat's impromptu phone call requesting to see him at the apartment. Frank advised Tom to let Pat down gently and wished him well before leaving to take some boxes to the new apartment. Tom called to tell Carol that he was running late, then contemplated the potential of dating Carol while waiting for Pat. Laura suggested to Ken that she minimize her social life and become more domestic during the evenings to ease Ken's dissatisfaction with living in the suburbs. Ken told Laura that it was too late to save their marriage and confirmed Laura's suspicions that Janet has replaced her in his life in some ways. Laura argued that Janet doesn't love Ken, prompting him to tell Laura that he wants a divorce so that he can be with Janet. Ken was incredulous towards Laura's belief that they would reconcile and celebrate their wedding anniversary together. Pat became unhinged once Tom leveled with her about their relationship. Pat stood transfixed in a somnambulistic state, heard baby cries, and grabbed a gun underneath Frank's clothes. Tom slowly inched towards Pat and begged her to put the gun down. Pat shot Tom twice and stared blankly into space once the baby cries stopped.
Production Notes: The script called for university pennants from Cornell and Yale, courtesy of P&G to be used in Carol and Judy's room at the Chi Omega Sorority house.
NOVEMBER 9, 1964 (EP. #129)
Carol was irritated over Tom's tardiness and told Judy that she will give him twenty more minutes before calling it a night. Pat monotonously talked to Tom as though he was still alive about loving him and fearing that her inability to have children would make a difference to him and ruin everything. Frank kept command of his composure as he discovered Tom's dead body and called the police while Pat talked about finishing school, getting married, and adopting children. Frank quickly realized that Pat had shot Tom, but had no intention of volunteering that fact to the police. Pat fled the scene when Frank's back was turned while on the phone. Ken postponed continuing his conversation with Laura after receiving an urgent call from Frank to come to the apartment. Laura warned Ken that she will never consent to granting him a divorce. Sergeant Adams, of Area One-Homicide Details, arrived and inspected Tom's body while a photographer and fingerprint expert processed the crime scene. Adams questioned Frank on his association to Tom, whereabouts for the evening, and everything he had discovered upon arriving home, but was sketchy about Pat. Ken was grief-stricken while telling Adams that he is unaware of Tom having any enemies and doesn't know Pat. Ken agreed to come to the police station to formally identify Tom in the morning, but requested that Laura not have to be present. Ken remembered that Pat is Janet's niece while feeling dread over telling Laura the news about Tom. Frank was upset when Adams and Officer Les insisted that he accompany them to the Matthews' house to identify Pat.
Tom: "I never told you I loved you, Pat."
Pat: "You mean you mean we’re – we’re not going to be married?"
Tom: "I never mentioned marriage to you."
Pat: "But you said – I thought you said –"
Tom: "I can’t help what you thought. I never mentioned the word love, nor marriage."
Pat: "Oh God."
Tom: "Look Pat –"
Pat: "I’m – I’m not – not really a whole woman to you anymore, am I. I’m sterile – sterile –"
Tom: "Pat. (WAY OFF IN THE DISTANCE, AS SHE STANDS ALMOST TRANSFIXED FOR THE MOMENT, SHE HEARS A BABY CRY)
Pat: "I lost – something. I lost – something –"
THE BABY CRY BECOMES LOUDER AND THE ROOM BEGINS TO BE FILLED WITH BABY CRIES.
Pat: (SOFTLY) "Stop it, oh God, stop it. I’m sterile – I’m sterile –" (QUIETLY CRYING).
SHE TURNS, AND STILL HEARING THE BABY CRY, WITH HER HANDS TO HER EARS AS THEY WERE ONCE BEFORE, SHE MAKES HER WAY TO THE DOOR – AND AS SHE DOES HER EYES GO TO THE CHAIR WHERE THERE ARE FRANK’S CLOTHES. ON TOP OF THE CLOTHES IS A SMALL GUN. SHE PUTS HER HANDS DOWN, PICKS UP THE GUN. SHE LOOKS AT IT AND TURNS IT TOWARD HERSELF. TOM, FRIGHTENED, TAKES A STEP TOWARD HER.
Tom: "Patricia – the gun may be loaded" (SHE ISN’T LOOKING AT HIM, SHE DOESN’T HEAR HIM, SHE JUST HAS HER HAND ON THE GUN TURNED TOWARD HER.)
Tom: "Hurting yourself won’t solve anything, Pat, not anything." (HE TAKES ONE MORE STEP TOWARD HER. HE’S NOT REAL CLOSE TO HER. HE HOLDS OUT HIS HAND.)
Tom: "Patricia – Pat, give me the gun." (SHE LOOKS AT HIM WITH UNSEEING EYES. THE ROOM IS STILL FILLED WITH BABY CRIES.)
Tom: (Exit Line) "Give me the gun, Pat." (SHE TURNS THE GUN AS THOUGH TO HAND IT TO HIM, AND THEN PULLS THE TRIGGER TWICE. SEE A STARTLED LOOK ON TOM’S FACE AND HE FALLS. THE BABY CRIES STOP WITH THE FALL OF THE BODY. HER ARM GOES TO HER SIDE, SHE STILL HOLDS THE GUN. SHE LOOKS AHEAD OF HER WITH UNSEEING EYES. CUT TO TOM’S BODY, AND TAKE IT OUT.)
ACT I: (YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT PAT DOESN'T HAVE ANY IDEA THAT SHE HAS SHOT TOM. SHE'S NOT AWARE OF THE BODY ON THE FLOOR. AT THE MOMENT, FOR PAT, TOM IS STILL ALIVE. THERE IS A VACANT, DEADLIKE EXPRESSION ON HER FACE AND A LIFELESSNESS IN HER VOICE. PAT, WHO IS IN A COMPLETE STATE OF SHOCK REPEATS MANY OF THE THINGS SHE HAD ALREADY SAID TO TOM. SHE'S LOOKING STRAIGHT AHEAD).
Notes: Death of Tom Baxter. Frank and Tom's address is 815 Highland Avenue. The song "Java" was played on the jukebox at the Kopper Kettle.
NOVEMBER 10, 1964 (EP. #130)
Jim suggested Mary settle the conflict over the family's plans for Thanksgiving with Liz when he refused to choose sides. Mary told Jim that she senses that Tom and Pat may no longer be serious, but hoped things would work out for the sake of Pat's happiness. Pat arrived home, with the traumatic events of the evening blocked from her memory, and told Jim and Mary that she took a drive and had coffee at the Kopper Kettle. Mary voiced concern to Jim that Pat may have forgotten her recent hospitalization and is overworking herself to earn her degree by June. Jim joked to Mary that Pat and Alice are free from her apron strings once Mary decided against talking to Ernest about Pat endangering her health. Alice played "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" on the record player and asked whether Tom and Pat have set a wedding date. Ken shouted at Laura for jumping to conclusions about him rushing to see Janet, harping on his request for a divorce, and acting vindictive due to being hurt. Laura grew hysterical and sobbed in Ken's arms over Tom's death. Alice told Pat about throwing a big party in the basement and supplying a keg of beer for the guests. Pat and Alice thought little of the police squad car that was parked in front of the house. Jim and Mary were defiant towards Sergeant Adams' request to speak with Pat until they learned that Tom was dead. Mary woke up Pat by telling her that the police have come because Tom had been in an accident. Pat bolted downstairs before Mary could prepare her for Sergeant Adams' interrogation about Tom being shot.
Notes: First appearance of Shepperd Strudwick as Jim Matthews. Last appearance of Nicholas Pryor as Tom Baxter.
Introduction Scene: In the Matthews' living room to Mary Matthews (RIP). Jim: "I think I heard what you said, Mary...something about Thanksgiving."
Production Notes: The Prologue, which featured Jim and Mary, took place a half an hour earlier than the conclusion of the previous episode. A kinescope "flashback" of November 6, 1964 was used in this episode, which featured Ken and Laura.
Description for Act I: (Matthews living room) ".....PAT COMES IN. SHE DOES NOT REMEMBER GOING TO TOM'S APARTMENT, DOES NOT REMEMBER ANYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN THAT APARTMENT, DOES NOT REMEMBER LEAVING IT. HER EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN SO UNBEARABLE THAT SHE HAS A BLOCK ABOUT ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH GOING TO SEE TOM TONIGHT. SHE DOES HOWEVER KNOW SHE'S STERILE. AND ALTHOUGH SHE REMEMBERS PROJECTING WHAT SHE HOPED COULD HAPPEN BETWEEN TOM AND HERSELF, SHE STILL BELIEVES THAT SHE CAN'T GO TO HIM AND TELL HIM. REMEMBER JANET AND THE MATURITY WITH WHICH SHE PLAYS STERILITY -- LET'S FEEL THIS EMPTINESS WITH PAT"
NOVEMBER 11, 1964 (EP. #131)
Dr. Eric Hilker, the Baxter's family physician gave Laura a sedative, but was unable to console Laura over Tom's death. Laura lashed out at Eric for not understanding her sorrow over losing children and Ken for leaving her with nothing. Ken was stunned when Eric surmised that he knew details of the shooting because of his closeness to Tom. Ken spoke ruefully to Eric about their families growing apart and talking being pointless. Ken told Eric that he shouldn't be surprised by Tom's shooting and was ashamed of him for hurting a girl deeply, who may be featured in the morning paper. Eric was nonplussed when Ken revealed the intricacies of Tom and Pat's relationship, Pat's hospitalization and resulting sterility, and Tom's efforts to sever ties. Ken confessed to Eric that he will not implicate Pat or give her name to Laura because she will make the connection between Pat and Janet. Pat fainted when Sergeant Adams informed her that Tom had died. Frank regretfully identified Pat being at the crime scene to Sgt. Adams, who had Pat arrested when she denied seeing Tom or being at his place. Jim and Mary doubted Frank's credibility and protested against Sgt. Adams' suspicions of Pat shooting Tom. Jim called Mitchell Dru, retired criminal attorney and client of his for 10-20 years, to provide legal representation. Dru ordered the family to remain silent, keep Pat from signing anything, and confirmed Pat's arrest with Sgt. Adams. Pat was consumed by grief over Tom's death and was completely baffled by everything going on as Sgt. Adams escorted her to the police car.
Notes: First appearance of Michael Ingram as Dr. Eric Hilker. Eric was born in Europe where he began medical school. He graduated in the United States while attending the same university as Ken. He has been the Baxter family physician for 15 years. Eric saw Laura through the difficult period when Jeannie Baxter [originally named Judy] died ten years ago. He is married and a few years older than Ken. The two families were close until the Baxters moved to the suburbs.
Eric: (Introduction Line, in the Baxter's bedroom) "Laura, I know there isn't too much I can say, at least not now."
Notes: First appearance of Geoffrey Lumb as Mitchell Dru. Dru's name is spelled consistently as "Drew" until November 20th when it becomes "Dru."
Dru: (Introduction Line, in his bedroom while seated on an easy chair) "Must have fallen asleep again."
Jim: "Mr. Drew?"
Dru: "Yes, yes."
Jim: "This is Jim Matthews."
Dru: "Oh. How are you, Jim? It isn't tax time yet, is it? Besides I don't think I'm going to have to pay any taxes this year, and if you're the kind of accountant I hope you are..."
NOVEMBER 12, 1964 (EP. #132)
Alice told Bill about Tom's shooting, Frank identifying her at the apartment, and Pat being arrested. Bill informed Alice that the police had to be justified in arresting Pat and speculated that there is more to the story than Alice knows. Dru arrived at Central Police Station and requested to see Pat. Jim and Mary came in with Pat, who said nothing when Dru introduced himself and Sgt. Adams asked her name for the record. Pat was stoic while giving her particulars to Officer Les and unresponsive once Sgt. Adams established that she was the subject of Tom's homicide investigation. Jim and Mary had to remain in the reception area while Dru took Pat into the interrogation room to prepare her for making a statement to the police. Dru tried to break the ice by telling Pat that Jim has been his accountant for several years and recalled Jim having a photograph of the children on his desk. Pat denied involvement in Tom's death and informed Dru that she loved Tom and would have done anything to please him. Dru questioned Pat on her relationship with Tom, the places she went during the evening, and the time she arrived home. Pat broke down while swearing she was incapable of killing Tom and that they were going to make wedding plans. Dru firmly advised Pat not to answer any of the officer's questions to allow time for him to consider defense strategies. Sgt. Adams ordered Pat to be fingerprinted and have a paraffin test administered after she refused to cooperate with the police interrogation, despite Dru's objections.
Production Notes: Pat gives the Matthews' address as 1221 N. Somerset Drive. Description of police station:
"Dissolve to the reception area of Central Station. There is a door to the street, perhaps a short flight of four or five stairs. A "Waiting Area" with some wooden chairs which is separated from an interior work area by a stomach-high, wide counter. In the area behind the counter are several desks with telephones on them and, depending upon the availability of casts, officers, both in uniform and plain clothes may be shown walking through the work area, taking phone calls/asking for information over the phone, such as "You say someone broke into your apartment," "What is your name, lady, and your address?" "Stay there, we will have someone out in a few minutes"/There may also be one or two people sitting on the wooden chairs in the reception portion of the room. The room itself may be large or small, again depending on what facilities are available. The main door to the station should be labeled "Central Police Station - Area 1" several doors should be located in parts of the large room behind the counter and may be labeled "Homicide Detail Interrogation Room," "Robbery Detail," "Vice Detail...."
NOVEMBER 13, 1964 (EP. #133)
Officer Les informed Sgt. Adams that Frank wanted to be uncooperative and was clever to reveal that the gun belonged to him and the police would find his fingerprints on it. Sgt. Adams told Les that Pat was in genuine shock upon learning that Tom was dead and wondered if Dru will come out of retirement to defend Pat. Officer Les and Sgt. Adams anticipated the results of the ballistics, prints, and paraffin tests. Dru pondered Frank's knowledge of the murder while Mary grappled with Pat being accused of killing Tom. Pat told Jim, Mary, and Dru that she suspects Frank killed Tom and was confused and bitter over Frank claiming she was at the scene of the crime and incriminating her for the shooting. The lab technician told Sgt. Adams that Pat's fingerprints were found on the gun and the paraffin test showed powder on her hand, proving she fired the gun recently. Jim, Mary, and Dru were stunned when Sgt. Adams explained the evidence against Pat and informed them that she is being booked for first degree murder. Jim was floored over bond not being set and Pat having to face a grand jury. Jim and Mary consented to Dru appointing a criminal lawyer for Pat's defense case. Lee Randolph stayed up past midnight with coffee and sandwiches for her beloved father, John. Dru got comfortable while waiting with Lee for John to come home. Dru asked John to look into Pat's case and represent her after giving him a brief description of the situation. Jim disclosed Pat's arrest and Tom's death to Janet, who recalled her knowledge of Pat's ordeals and Tom's intention to end the relationship. Pat sobbed while pleading to be released from the jail cell.
Adams: "....I wonder if Dru would come out of retirement if it's necessary."
Les: "He's a pretty good lawyer, from what I've heard around."
Adams: "He's been called the fox. I still think he's a fox. I remember a couple of trials he had his fingers in -- I was just a young punk on the force then."
Notes: First appearance of Gaye Huston as Lee Randolph.
Lee Randolph (Gaye Huston, Intro line): "Uncle Mitch. I thought it was Dad."
First appearance of Michael Ryan as John Randolph.
John Randolph (Intro Line): "[ENTERING HIS HOME] You still up, Lee?"
Character description of Lee Randolph: "This girl is not sophisticated. She's pretty. She's going to be 17 shortly. Her mother has been dead for the past ten years. There's a great bond between father and daughter. She has really assumed the duties in many respects of a wife...."
NOVEMBER 16, 1964 (EP. #134)
Pat screamed and sobbed while professing her innocence in the jail cell. Jim expressed confidence in Dru finding a capable, competent lawyer to represent Pat to Janet, who shared Jim's confusion over the evidence against Pat, her denials over being at Tom's apartment, and the prospect of Pat killing the man she loved. Janet encouraged Jim to go home and provide moral support to Mary and the other children. Janet recalled the night Pat came to her apartment requesting help after falling gravely ill. Janet wished she had the temerity to tell Jim that Pat's abortion and resulting sterility were potential motives to kill Tom. Ken was guilt-ridden over concealing his knowledge of Tom causing Pat's sterility from Janet. Laura solemnly asked Ken to go to the morgue alone to identify Tom and arrange a private funeral service. Ken promised Laura that they will put their marriage in order together without Tom once he resigned to forego a romance with Janet. Laura became unglued once Ken explained that Frank saw Pat standing over Tom's dead body and fled the scene while he was on the phone with the police. Laura bitterly muttered that two Matthews women ruined her life by taking Ken and Tom away from her. Mary was alarmed when Alice mentioned Pat suffering from nightmares, but didn't find Pat's statement that she wished for the turmoil to end noteworthy. Mary informed Jim that Dru has recommended attorney John Randolph to represent Pat. Mary told Jim about trying to talk to Pat about being in love with Tom and the reasons she has been avoiding him. Jim and Mary contemplated whether Pat killed Tom after they had a quarrel.
Laura: "Her name -- do the police know her name?"
Ken: "Yes -- they know. Patricia -- Matthews."
Laura: (TAKE HER) "Matthews?"
Ken: (HE NODS) "I think -- I think you should know -- that she's Janet Matthews' niece."
Laura: "How -- funny. How very -- funny. The woman who took my husband -- her niece -- took my son -- how funny."
Production Notes: (Opening after Prologue) "I think we should begin to put more import to the theme, stronger, louder, and there should be drama in the announcer's voice as he says, 'We do not live in this world alone but in a thousand other worlds' and one of these worlds is now a cell." This episode ended with a close up of the newspaper headline, "Co-ed Kills Boyfriend" with three column article and picture of Tom on the front page.
NOVEMBER 17, 1964 (EP. #135)
Laura groused about being bombarded by endless phone calls from friends and reporters. Ken told Laura that they both are grieving over the loss of Tom when she bitterly stated that Ken will eventually return to work and his separate life as time passes. Laura sarcastically reminded Ken that he was requesting a divorce while Tom lay dead in his apartment and wished for Pat to languish in jail. Ernest wondered whether he was remiss for not telling Jim and Mary about Pat's abortion, true diagnosis, and sterility while reading the article on Tom's shooting. Ellie was in disbelief over Pat being accused of murder and reflected to Ernest that she loved Tom and refused to forgive herself for the abortion. Ernest ordered Ellie to tell the hospital staff that they are not allowed to discuss former and current patients with the authorities. Frank contended to Laura that he knew Pat for several years, was a lovely girl, and that the shooting is likely more complicated than it seems. Laura accused Frank of protecting Pat after he expressed regret over implicating her and evaded Laura's inquiry into Pat's relationship with Tom. Laura and Frank resigned to the fact that the truth will come out in court soon. Janet updated Ernest on Pat's arrest, then concluded that they both think that Pat had a motive. Ken spoke morbidly to Janet about seeing both his children dead and confessed to knowing that Tom caused Pat's illness and inability to have children. Janet practically crucified Ken over all the trouble Tom has caused Pat and her family. Pat screamed throughout the night begging to be released from her jail cell.
NOVEMBER 18, 1964 (EP. #136)
John told Lee that he is meeting Pat today and that his job as an attorney is to represent defendants in criminal actions. John maintained that he never accepts a case believing in a client's guilt when Lee recalled that her mother used to chide John for taking cases representing the guilty. John was impressed that Dru convinced the warden to assign a private room for them to have the consultation with Pat. Dru suggested to John that he abandon a courtroom manner and talk to Pat as though she were his own daughter. Lee gave her unsolicited opinion that Pat was guilty, which annoyed Dru. The jail matron delivered Pat to the room and left her alone with Dru and John. Dru introduced John as one of the finest attorneys in the city to Pat, who virtually ignored John and seemed surprised that Dru felt she needed a lawyer. John told Pat that his daughter Lee was a very mature sixteen year old who lost her mother ten years ago. Pat lied to John about her whereabouts on the night Tom was killed. John cross-examined Pat, who flipped out and claimed that she loved Tom and was incapable of murdering him. John advised Dru that he is undecided about taking Pat's case. Dru and John agreed that Pat shot Tom and repressed her memory of the event, then debated on whether the shooting was premeditated and a malicious act. D.A. Paul Masters anticipated that Dru will come out of retirement to represent Pat or appoint his long-time protege, John. Paul asked Sgt. Adams to bring Jim, Mary, Ken, Laura, and Frank to the station for questioning and investigate their backgrounds and Tom and Pat's relationship in preparation for building the state's case.
Lee: "I never could understand, I never will, why you call Uncle Dru -- Dru."
Dru: "We don't have to go into that, Lee. I have business to discuss with your father, so let's not have any comments from you."
Lee: "Yes, Counselor."
Dru: "This, my dear, is a very good friend of mine, John Randolph. And I'd like you to know he's one of the finest attorneys in this city."
John: "Don't let him tell you that, Miss Matthews."
Pat: (SHE LOOKS AT DRU) "Do I -- need -- a lawyer?" (DRU NODS)
John: "Sit down, Miss Matthews -- or may I call you Patricia? You see I have a daughter, she's sixteen, but she likes to say she's going on seventeen. She will be seventeen one of these days. (PAT SITS) I understand from my friend here that you have a sister."
Pat: "Yes -- She was just eighteen and a brother." He's your daughter's age, sixteen going on seventeen."
Notes: First appearance of Earl Hammond as D.A. Paul Masters. Lee mentions to John that her mother died ten years ago.
Description of Randolph home: "...An apartment with a fireplace, a dinette rather than a dining area, a small kitchen and two bedrooms. John and his motherless daughter moved to this apartment about five years ago..."
NOVEMBER 19, 1964 (EP. #137)
Ken wallowed in self-pity rather than check on Laura and informed Eric that they are having a small, private funeral service. Laura sadly reminisced about being hopeful of reconciling with Ken and Tom seeming bright and full of life the last time they spend time together. Ken and Eric helped a grief-stricken Laura muster the courage to face the day and left for the funeral home. Jim advised Mary that saying that they have nothing to worry about would simply be denying the gravity of Pat being charged with murder. Mary lamented over her inability to cry and trying to handle reporters and photographers surrounding the house. John informed Jim and Mary that he is certain that Pat loved Tom and is wrestling with the reason she fired the gun. Jim was pragmatic with John over the evidence being enough to convict Pat, but firmly agreed with Mary that she was incapable of murder. Jim and Mary confirmed for John that Tom and Pat had been dating for a while and are unaware of the two having arguments or quarrels. John accepted Pat as a client, arranged for Ernest to exam Pat, and accompanied Jim and Mary to see the District Attorney. Paul excused Jim and Mary since John instructed them not to answer any questions. Paul and John squared off over the strength of the prosecution's case, entering a plea of not guilty, and Jim and Mary being forced to testify before the grand jury. John felt satisfaction towards Paul's astonishment over his involvement in Pat's defense. Mary visited with Pat, who remained bewildered over recent events. Pat was somewhat comforted by Mary's unfaltering faith that everything will work out for the best.
Notes: Last appearance of Earl Hammond as D.A. Paul Masters.
NOVEMBER 20, 1964 (EP. #138)
Missy told Bill that Pat couldn't have killed Tom because she was too much in love with him. Liz (helping with dinner since Pat was taken to county jail two nights ago) told Alice that Will had known Dru for years. Mary saw through Jim's brave facade. Janet denied intimate knowledge when Jim asked about the Baxter working in her agency. Jim and Mary questioned Bill about the legal aspects of the case. John replied enthusiastically when Lee asked if Pat was pretty. John told Dru that when he saw Pat in her cell she asked if she could write a letter of condolence to the Baxters. In her cell, Pat wondered if she was there because she killed her baby.
NOVEMBER 23, 1964 (EP. #139)
Upon request, Alice visited John in his office to hint at a lover's quarrel between Tom and Pat. Dru advised John to begin formulating his defense since Pat's hearing was soon. Laura told Ken she had crossed paths with Pat at the elevator the night she went to visit Janet. Laura wasn't happy when Ken admitted visiting Janet after leaving the morgue. Pat told John she wants another lawyer after he discouraged her from sending her letter. Dru, who believes Pat killed Tom, urged John to keep an open mind to Pat's motives and to believe in her. As they worried about Pat's letter in which she claims she didn't kill Tom, Pat gave another copy of the letter to her matron, Mrs. Rogers, to deliver to the Baxters.
NOVEMBER 24, 1964 (EP. #140)
The States Attorney (the D.A.), Paul Masters, speculated to Sgt. Adams that the sly old fox Dru would pull a surprise and come out of retirement to defend Pat. Adams advised Paul to concentrate on Laura. Ken told Janet it would have served no purpose if he had told her that Tom admitted to him he was responsible for Pat's abortion, as Tom would never be "trapped" by a pregnancy. Janet felt Pat should be made to tell the truth if she's to have any chance, and that her abortion doctor should be brought to trial. Paul was keenly interested when Laura told him Ken knew Pat's aunt quite well. Later, Paul speculated that the association of the aunt to the father of the dead boy might reveal Pat's motive for killing Tom. Pat wouldn't hear of it when Janet begged her to reveal the pregnancy, illegal abortion, and the resulting infection that left her unable to have children.
Paul: "What is this, a quadrangle or a triangle? A father and an aunt, a son and a niece."
Notes: First appearance of Stephen Bolster as D.A. Paul Masters.
NOVEMBER 25, 1964 (EP. #141)
Mary insisted to a discouraged Jim that Pat couldn't have murdered Tom. Dru instructed Jim to make Pat face the fact that she killed Tom. Pat's hope dwindled when, after a hard look from Dru, Jim told Pat in exact words that she shot and killed Tom. In the corridor outside the grand jury room, Frank verified for Ken that the couple who just came in were Pat's parents. Despite Mary's misgivings, Jim offered Ken his condolences. Paul told John that since he, John, used to be assistant D.A., he knows full well Mary and Jim can be called to testify today. Later, Mary fainted when Paul came out to reveal, "Murder. Murder in the first degree."The scene dissolved to a printing press, with the newspaper's headline "Co-ed indicted for murder." John visited Pat to tell her the news.
"PROLOGUE: INASMUCH AS WE ARE APPROACHING THE WINTER SEASON, LIKE IT'S ALMOST THANKSGIVING AND THEY'RE ALREADY PLAYING CHRISTMAS CAROLS, DON'T YOU FEEL THAT THE PEOPLE IN ANOTHER WORLD WHO LIVE NOT TOO FAR FROM THE MIDDLE WEST SHOULD BE WEARING WINTER CLOTHING LIKE OVERCOATS, ETCETERA?"
"I KNOW WE'RE WAY OVER BUDGET, BUT IT WOULD BE REALISTIC, AS THE MATRON WALKS DOWN THE CELL TIER, TO AT LEAST SEE ONE OR TWO INMATES BEFORE SHE COMES TO PAT'S CELL."
Pat: "Then it's over."
John: "No, Patricia. It's just begun. You and I have just... begun."
NOVEMBER 26, 1964: Pre-empted.
NOVEMBER 27, 1964 (EP. #142)
Bill kissed Missy on the bridge when she worried about becoming too fond of him. Ann told Missy to keep her secret from Bill until he gets to know and love her. Liz defended to Bill not having invited Missy or Janet to her Thanksgiving dinner. Bill was excited when Liz told him John wanted to see him. John discouraged Lee from taking up law, her interest in the profession due to her exposure to John and Dru, who had introduced John to Lee's mother, who was working as his legal secretary. Bill told John that Tom was poison to girls and assured him Pat wasn't the type of girl to "grant privileges." John told Dru, who bumped into Bill on his way out, that he's decided to base his case on self-defense.
NOVEMBER 30, 1964 (EP. #143)
Ken advocated compassion, not hate, to Laura, who looked forward to Pat's arraignment. Ken warned Janet about Laura's statement to Paul about them, reiterated his newfound loyalty to Laura (though he admits there is no love involved), and assured her he wouldn't tell Laura or anyone else Pat's true story as it would destroy Laura's image of her son. Paul felt Janet knew more about the case than she let on during an unfruitful interview. Pat ran sobbing for the door when John said she would have been justified in shooting Tom if he had tried to do something to her. Judge Sutherland convened the case of the "People vs. Patricia Matthews." Pat was brought in and, when asked how she pleaded, shouted, "I didn't! I didn't! I didn't kill Tom... I wasn't there!" John requested a jury (as opposed to bench) trial, and the judge set the start of the trail for the 16th.
Clerk: "All rise. Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye. The Circuit Court, Criminal Division, is now in session pursuant to adjournment."
"THE MATRON AND BAILIFF START TO LEAD PAT FROM THE ROOM. LAURA GETS
Laura: "You killed my son. You killed my son. How can you plead not guilty. How can you plead not guilty!"
Notes: The courtroom had the same design as the 1990s version.
DECEMBER 1, 1964 (EP. #144)
Jim and Mary were horrified to hear Laura angrily berate Pat for pleading not guilty. Judge Sutherland called for order, chastised Laura and Pat for being disruptive, and adjorned the court session. Janet begged Pat to level with John about her traumatic experiences with Tom. Kathy promised Frank that she won't take another case at the hospital so that the two of them can have a few days of quality time together. Ken decided to spend time with Janet rather than go home to Laura after the arraignment. Jim went to work in a futile effort to get his mind off Pat's impending murder trial. Mary fretted over the ways in which Russ and Alice will have to deal with the publicity on Pat. Janet received a call from Ernest and agreed to his request of speaking privately about Pat. Dru advised John to use his time wisely to build a strong defense case on Pat's behalf.
DECEMBER 2, 1964 (EP. #145)
Frank told fiancé Kathy Grayson he's set December 16th as their wedding date. Kathy, a student nurse, insisted Pat wasn't guilty because she knew her when she was dying from her abortion infection, and encouraged Frank to tell the whole story as Tom had told it to him. Mary agreed when Jim wanted the family to stop dwelling on Pat's predicament. Jim said he phoned his Ma and told her under no circumstances is she to return. Ken still wanted to stay longer at Janet's apartment despite her declaration of hatred for Tom Baxter and the notion of love. Janet insisted to Ernest she didn't love Ken and never did. Janet cautioned Ernest that he would have a suicide on his conscience if he indulged his "moral responsibility" to come forward.
Mary: "I know as well as you do that little or nothing is accomplished by a constant repetition of words."
Notes: Abortion crossed out and replaced with operation here and elsewhere, but not everywhere.
DECEMBER 3, 1964 (EP. #146)
Dru and John speculated it may have been rape that made Pat block out the night of the murder. Frank told John and Dru that he'd know Pat longer than Tom did and thought her a pleasant girl. Dru felt his theory was vindicated when Frank said Pat acted like she was unaware there was a dead man lying on the floor. Paul confided to Adams he's afraid Tom may have attacked Pat that night. John told Dru he's having an analyst, Dr. Ralph Hubert, speak with Pat. Dru advised John to use his charm on Pat when John admitted being afraid she won't cooperate. Pat agreed to see a psychiatrist after John changed his approach from soft to hard sell.
Notes: Crossed-out dialogue, Dru's reference to a lawyer friend named Hughes.
DECEMBER 4, 1964 (EP. #147)
Lee revealed to Dru her dreams of becoming a prosecutor, as she wouldn't want to defend the guilty. John didn't want to talk about it when Dru advised him to put a stop to Lee's notions of taking over his life. Jim encouraged a hesitant Alice to visit Pat. The next day, Alice tried to snap Pat out of her despondency over being put on trial for killing the man she loved. After John begged her to care more about her situation, Pat insisted she'll walk out of jail a free woman or she won't want to live.
DECEMBER 7, 1964 (EP. #148)
Bill and Missy felt guilty talking about Christmas plans while Pat was still in jail. Bill offered Jim advice about Russ's lack of scholastic aptitude. Jim turned down Bill's offer to drop a semester to work in Jim's office, and assured him he wouldn't have been able to prevent anything by having been more explicit in his warnings about Tom. John told Ralph that Pat was a pretty natural blonde with lovely coloring and no makeup. With an expressionless face and voice, Pat told Ralph that she and Tom were to be married, but that now she's become someone she doesn't want to know anymore.
DECEMBER 8, 1964 (EP. #149)
Pat insisted to Ralph that she doubts she'll ever care for anyone as much as she did for Tom. After assuring John that Pat wasn't acting, Ralph proposed using sodium pentothal on Pat, then rejected his self-defense theory on the grounds that Pat loved Tom too much to kill him. Family friend and physician Dr. Eric Hilker suggested Laura was closing her eyes to Tom's true nature. Ken warned Janet that Laura will likely invent stories about Pat for the press. Taking off the kids gloves with Pat didn't help Bill shatter Pat's image of Tom.
DECEMBER 9, 1964 (EP. #150)
Mary was alarmed when Pat said it doesn't matter she doesn't like John as her attorney as she doesn't care what happens to her. Alice predicted to Mary that Missy would be a Matthews someday. Mary badgered Jim into phoning Dru about recommending another lawyer. John and Dru squared off over Dru's growing interest, and encroachment, in Pat's case. They were annoyed when Lee claimed that if she were Pat she'd plead guilty and throw herself on the mercy of the court.
DECEMBER 10, 1964 (EP. #151)
Pat dreamed of her abortionist, Mr. Alberts, while "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" played and a baby cried in the distance. Pat told Missy during her visit that Missy's mother did the right thing by having her even though she was illegitimate. Pat refused the truth serum as she was wary of the potential questions she might be asked. Pat got angry when John, fed up with her evasiveness, demanded to know what she was hiding. She got even angrier when he criticized Tom.
Pat: (Waking from a nightmare) "Don't take my baby! Don't take my baby! It's murder, it's murder!"
DECEMBER 11, 1964 (EP. #152)
Tired and frustrated, John suggested Dru take over Pat's case. Dru agreed to come out of his well-deserved retirement if he could persuade Pat to change her mind about the sodium pentothal. But Dru failed to change Pat's mind. Dru suggested a plea of temporary insanity when John complained about the danger of pleading self-defense when the accused will swear she was never at the scene. John accepted Dru's advice to seek the help of Pat's family in making Pat face the truth. Janet realized she knew why Pat wouldn't take the drug when John explained his predicament to her, Jim, and Mary.
DECEMBER 14, 1964: Pre-empted.
DECEMBER 15, 1964 (EP. #153)
Janet suggested hiring another attorney while Jim and Mary tried to muddle through why Pat refused to take the serum. Alice told Mary she'd swear that when the phone rang in their bedroom the night Tom was shot, and Pat said she'd talk to Tom if it were him, Pat didn't know he was dead. The night before the start of the trial, Ken flipped through "The American Tragedy" and Laura gazed at the smoke coming from her cigarette. Janet debated telling John everything she knew, but hung up the phone after Lee went to get John. Lee insisted John needed taking care of when John worried about her trying to take her mother's place. Pat wouldn't let Jim's tough stance change her mind about taking the drug.
DECEMBER 16, 1964 (EP. #154)
Adams was surprised that Paul was heading out of town and handing Pat's case over to the assistant D.A., Phil Martin, who regretted the Matthews case presented no challenge to him. The next day, In the defendant's room, Pat tried to get to know her matron better. The prosecution and defense sat on opposite sides of the same table while the judge instructed the jury candidates. Phil questioned Martha Johanson (about her children), Ralph Sherman (his divorce), Sylvia Dowling (her age and employment), and Walter Ryan (his arrest record). The judge denied Phil's request to excuse Sylvia because she opposes the death penalty. John then questioned the first panel of four jurors and got Ralph dismissed since he bore his ex-wife a grudge. Dru detected John's resignation when he found him sitting in an empty courtroom. John dreaded having to put Pat on the stand.
Notes: Last appearance of Stephen Bolster as D.A. Paul Masters. First appearance of Paul Sparer as D.A. Phil Martin. Frank Andrews married his girlfriend, student Nurse Kathy Grayson [off-camera]. First day of Pat's trial for Tom's murder.
DECEMBER 17, 1964 (EP. #155)
Adams phoned Ken to tell him the jury will be impaneled by the afternoon. Ken apologized to Janet for Laura's interview in the paper. Laura came into the office and Janet confronted her with the article, declaring she had no interest in Ken, and begged her not to continue telling stories about Pat. John prepared Pat for the prosecution's opening remarks, then the matron questioned her about her nightmares and her headache. In the pews, Mary and Jim and Ken and Laura felt overwhelmed. There was a hubbub in the courtroom and John cried for a doctor when Pat stood up and cried out it wasn't true, then fainted, when Phil told the jury she deliberately intended to murder Tom.
DECEMBER 18, 1964 (EP. #156)
In the judge's chambers, John argued with Phil and asked the judge for a recess until the doctor could diagnose Pat. John told Mary and Jim that the infirmary resident will decide whether Pat can continue to stand trial. Dr. Tony Warren told John that a patch of pneumonia on Pat's left lung will keep her in bed for ten days. John told Jim and Mary that he's excited by the extra time the continuance will give him. Tony chastised John for disregarding his orders by speaking to Pat. Pat explained to Tony her scar was from an ovarian cyst, and commented she liked Tony better than John.
DECEMBER 21, 1964 (EP. #157)
Adams told Phil that the matron reports Pat has been having nightmares of a baby. Tony encouraged Pat with his optimism over her trial. Pat discouraged John from seeing the Baxters today since it was Tom's 24th birthday, and defended her use of the present tense in referring to Tom. Ken and Laura morbidly discussed their lives with two dead children. Dru assured John that Pat only feared and not disliked him. As Tony flirted with Pat, John made plans to talk to Frank and Janet.
DECEMBER 22, 1964 (EP. #158)
Adams reminded Phil Mary had said Pat had been ill the night he went to arrest her. Pat had Jim visit her so she could officially apologize for smearing the Matthews name. Laura scoffed when John came over and suggested Pat may have had a good reason for killing Tom. Adams showed Tony's medical history report on Pat to Phil and they learned Dr. Gregory treated her for a ruptured ovarian cyst.. Pat admired Tony's dedication to his patients. Laura was suspicious when Ken firmly denied Tom told him about Pat.
DECEMBER 23, 1964 (EP. #159)
Pat panicked when her former night nurse, Ellie Oster, told her her other nurse Kathy just married Frank Andrews, Tom's roommate. At Memorial Hospital, Ellie and Kathy vowed they nor Frank would breathe a word of Pat's illness, and wondered if Pat knew she was sterile. Tony felt Pat's condition was improving. Janet told Pat to stop comparing her baby to the Christ child. Janet painted a cynical picture for Ken of single women / married men office romances. Ernest worried to Janet that Phil might be suspicious since a cyst rarely causes a pelvic infection.
DECEMBER 24, 1964 (EP. #160)
Ernest informed Phil he'd need a subpoena to view Pat's medical records, but he volunteered that Pat had not been a maternity case. Phil conjectured to Adams that Pat had her baby well before her admittance to the hospital in September. Nurse Johnson's excessive Christmas cheer was a puzzle to Pat. Alice worried to Jim that Russ was keeping his feelings hidden from her, but Jim assured her one day the two of them will be very close. As carolers sung in the background, Mary visited Pat, who called her by name as Mary was very much like the "Mother Mary." Clasping Pat's hands with tears in her eyes, Mary spoke of the dream of Christ deep within all of us. Pat heard the cry of a small baby "inside her mind down to the depths of her soul," and then, finally, the last few lines of "Sleep in Heavenly Peace."
DECEMBER 25, 1964 (EP. #161)
With a Madonna-like expression on her face, Pat maintained she had no hope despite Tony's admonishment that it was the birthday of the Christ child. In their quarters, Tony's roommate, OB Larry Young, perceived that Pat was getting under Tony's skin. Alice brought a table-sized tree with small electric lights to Pat in the infirmary. Alice noticed how emotional Pat became when a new-born baby cried in the distance. Dru teased Lee about being a modern Portia, and told her he did intend to marry someday. Lee was upset when John ran out the door with a package. John brought Pat some perfume Lee had picked out, and Pat extolled the virtues of her family.
Larry: "It's Christmas, Tony. And when I bopped that kid on the fanny and heard it squall, I said, 'Merry Christmas, young man, and welcome to the best of all worlds.'"
DECEMBER 28, 1964 (EP. #162)
Lee inquired about Pat, but Dru changed the subject and criticized her unfeminine pants. Lee told John of her New Year's Eve plans with college sophomore Jerry. The next day, in the dining room of the bar association, Phil felt he hit the bullseye when he slowly led up to telling John about Pat having a baby. Dru disagreed with John's suspicion of a baby. Jim again asked Pat what she was hiding. Jim firmly denied John's idea that Pat could have had a baby.
John: "Who knows what 1965 will bring for Patricia Matthews?"
Notes: First reference to Mike [originally Jerry] Quinn, a college sophomore who dated Lee Randolph.
DECEMBER 29, 1964 (EP. #163)
John enthused to Dru what it could do for the case if he could bring Pat's baby into the courtroom. Tony told Pat she can't hide behind an illness she no longer has. At the university medical records library, the librarian forbade Adams from reading Pat's file. In the pathology lab, Dr. Jenkins confirmed for him that there would be a report on any cyst he examined. Adams then reported to Phil that Pat likely never had a cyst as the library had no such report. Pat was frightened when John brought up "baby" as she associated it with "abortion," but then was able to cooly deny everything when she realized he was talking of a living child. Pat told Nurse Johnson we can live in many worlds, but not necessarily in the best of all worlds, then she nightmared of being back in the abortionist's apartment.
Notes: John's references to Pat's sexual relations were replaced with intimate relations.
DECEMBER 30, 1964 (EP. #164)
An angry Phil confronted Ernest but got nowhere. Kathy was tight-lipped when John made friendly inquiries about her work. Frank came home and answered some questions, but John believed he knew more than he was telling. Frank and Kathy felt miserable that Pat wouldn't want them to tell John what Tom had done to her. Ernest tried to convince John that he never delivered Pat's baby. Pat refused to give John permission to access her medical records claiming they had nothing to do with the trial.
Notes: Last appearance of Karen Thorsell as Nurse Kathy Grayson.
DECEMBER 31, 1964 (EP. #165)
Pat was curious to know why Janet was seeing Ernest on New Year's Eve. John thought Lee looked transformed in her sophisticated dress she planned to wear to the house party being given by a friend of Michael Quinn [formerly Jerry]. John was sad but had a smiling face as he said goodbye to Lee. Dru told John it wouldn't be good for him to be alone once Lee goes to university in September and lives on campus, despite that Dru's ward got married five years ago and moved to England. As the clock chimed twelve and "Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot" played, Dru and John wished each other well, then John received a phone call from Lee. Ernest remarked to Janet that they wouldn't be sharing New Year's Eve together if it hadn't been for Pat. Janet reiterated her lack of feelings for Ken to Ernest after a rather pathetic phone call from Ken. Tony told Pat he believed in her innocence.