JANUARY 5, 1965 (EP. #167)
There was a loud murmur as Pat was brought into court. In his opening remarks, John instructed the jury that the picture puzzle of the trial would not be complete until the last piece was fitted into its proper place. John objected to Phil's attempt to arouse the jury's sympathy for the first witness, Ken. Ken told Phil he looked at his son's dead body at the County Morgue on November 7th. The judge sustained Phil's objection to John's characterization of Tom as a ladies' man. John harped on Ken's separation from Laura until Phil objected. The coroner, Dr. Robert Wolf, testified that Tom died from a massive hemorrhage of the abdominal cavity (in other words, he bled to death) from a gunshot beneath the sternum. Wolf identified the bullet (State's Exhibit No. 1) and estimated time of death as between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
"THE USUAL LOUD MURMURING PRODUCED BY A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE ARISES."
JANUARY 6, 1965 (EP. #168)
A furious Pat rebuked John for smearing Tom's name, and he warned her not to testify Tom was a paragon of virtue. Dru couldn't fathom why John insisted on telling off and antagonizing Pat. The following morning, John begged Pat to have the same faith in him she had in Dr. Warren. Judge Sutherland berated John and Phil for playing on the jury's emotions yesterday. The crime lab technician, Peter Jordan, testified he found Pat's fingerprints on Exhibit No. 2, the 32-caliber pistol. John declined to question Jordan. On the stand, Adams recounted what happened when he went to Tom's apartment. As Adams described telling Mary and Jim he believed their daughter was with Tom Baxter that night, Pat stood up and shouted she wasn't there, to ensuing court hubbub.
Pat was acquitted, and she and John fell in love. Janet ended her relationship with Ken. Ken began spending more time with Laura in hopes that she would grant him a divorce. Janet began seeing Ernest romantically. Lee got very upset when she learned John was falling in love with Pat.
JANUARY 12, 1965 (EP. #172)
John informed Pat he must have her cooperation in unearthing the circumstances in which she shot and killed Tom Baxter. John wondered if Pat has remained in denial over the shooting, despite the witness testimony.
JANUARY 14, 1965 (EP. #174)
Frank took the stand at Pat's murder trial. Frank testified that he found Tom dead and Pat in a shocked state. He recalled his gun had been on a chair covered by some clothes and Sgt. Adams' arrival to question Pat on the shooting.
Production Notes: Indicating all witnesses who have testified may be present during the duration of the trial, except for the coroner and medical examiner.
JANUARY 15, 1965 (EP. #175)
Continuation of Frank's testimony. Frank recalled that Pat apologized for the shooting and said that Pat truly loved Tom. Laura's testimony proved scathing and very damning towards Pat's case. She scoffed at Pat being referred to as a lady and stated that Tom's dating life had been none of her business. Mary took the stand and was questioned about Tom and Pat's relationship and Pat's mental state when she arrived home on the night Tom was killed. Pat made a scene with more outbursts, which John chastised her as it was damaging her defense.
Notes: Last appearance of Peter Brandon as Frank Andrews.
JANUARY 18, 1965 (EP. #176)
Dru and John had a conference to discuss changing their strategy when Laura Baxter's testimony proved disastrous towards their defense case.
FEBRUARY 1, 1965: Pre-empted.
FEBRUARY 3, 1965 (EP. #187)
Dr. Ralph Hubert hypnotized Pat while in John's presence. Pat admitted that she loved Tom and was certain they had a future together.
FEBRUARY 4, 1965 (EP. #188)
John was pleased when Pat revealed Dr. Robert Alberts performed the abortion. Pat remembered the night her abortion took place, that it made her ill, and the devastation she experienced upon learning she could no longer have children.
FEBRUARY 8, 1965 (EP. #190)
Pat’s abortionist, Robert Alberts, appears on the witness stand. Prosecutor Phil Martin made his closing remarks. Phil contended that Tom's actions were justified because Pat was disobedient to him. He reminded the jury that Jim and Mary's testimony proved Pat's state on the night of the shooting was indicative of a mental disorder. Phil concluded by claiming Pat's motive was to punish Tom since he didn't acquiesce to her wishes.
FEBRUARY 9, 1965 (EP. #191)
John made his closing remarks. John insisted that Pat's actions were not in malice or deliberate and she never intended to kill Tom. John concluded that Pat shot Tom during a hysterical fit and temporary insanity. Pat contemplated life without Tom, the tragedy, and her fate once the jury has reached a verdict. Pat was riddled with guilt over betraying herself and all the lessons and values her parents had taught her while growing up.
FEBRUARY 11, 1965 (EP. #193)
Pat was found not guilty by reason of temporary insanity. Pat was plagued by memories of shooting Tom while waiting for the jury to return with a verdict.
Pat: “Temporary insanity? Was I- Was I insane?”
Notes: Flashback used of November 6, 1964 (EP. #128).
FEBRUARY 19, 1965 (EP. #199)
Pat thought of Laura's testimony during the trial. Pat attempted to make peace with Laura, who called her a tramp just like her Aunt Janet. Missy reminded Pat that Tom had a well-known reputation as a lady's man. Dru warned John to keep his romantic feelings towards Pat separate from being her legal counsel. Jim expressed his and Mary's appreciation to Janet for being a confidante for Pat.
FEBRUARY 24, 1965 (EP. #202)
Student Tim Bradley found Pat standing on a bridge near the college campus. Pat called Mary in a panic while she considered jumping off the bridge to commit suicide.
MARCH 4, 1965 (EP. #208)
Liz urged Bill to learn Missy's background before getting into a serious relationship with her.
Liz: (about Missy) "Before you go for any marriage license, I suggest you find out who she is."
Bill: "I know who she is."
Liz: "I don't believe you do. I don't believe anyone does."
MARCH 5, 1965 (EP. #209)
Bill told Jim that he has completely fallen in love with Missy. Pat denied to Alice that she has developed feelings for John. Pat was ambivalent and Lee unimpressed upon meeting for the first time. Bill was at a loss on getting Liz and Missy to bond.
MARCH 9, 1965 (EP. #211)
Laura offered to give Ken a divorce. Janet hypothesized that John is driven to rehabilitate his former clients, like Pat. Ken disagreed but was amused by Janet's ability to keep personal feelings for men from her career.
MARCH 16, 1965 (EP. #216)
Last episode to credit William Bell and Irna Phillips as Head Writers.
MARCH 17, 1965 (EP. #217)
First episode to credit James Lipton as Head Writer.
MARCH 24, 1965 (EP. #222)
Ken and Laura had dinner together. Laura's happy mood turned sour as Ken talked about building friendship and not animosity in their marriage.
Ken: "I don't know, Laura. I only know I haven't been a husband to you for some time-not the husband you need, the husband you deserve."
Ken: "You've asked me if a friend can't be a husband. I'm asking if two people can't be friends whether they're husband and wife or not."
MARCH 29, 1965 (EP. #225)
John and Pat had dinner with the Matthews family, though Pat was clueless that John considered it a date.
MARCH 31, 1965 (EP. #227)
Pat found a seedy motel after having run away when she no longer felt she belonged in polite society. Pat let seedy Larry talk to her in a coffee shop and then follow her back to her room.
Larry: (To Pat) "You cool, or cold? Nothin' wrong with cool! But cold! Man, that's nowhere!"
Pat: (about Larry, then herself): "At first I was afraid to get up and go out. I thought, "He'll follow me, and outside it'll be worse than here." He kept on talking to me. I don't remember what he was saying...but I began to be less frightened. I began to feel...almost calm. I thought, "I'm no better than he is...no matter how he talks or what he does. I'm sure he's never killed another human being...or murdered a baby before it was born. I thought, "Who am I to think I'm better than he is? This is exactly where I belong. I've found people I belong with."
APRIL 2, 1965: Pre-empted.
APRIL 5, 1965 (EP. #229)
Pat reacted with utter disgust when John kissed her for the first time.
APRIL 14, 1965 (EP. #236)
Appearance by Joey Trent as Russ Matthews.
Alice helped Russ study modern English poetry and write an essay on T.S. Elliot. Russ fretted over Pat's misfortune since dating Tom. Pat ran away from home.
APRIL 23, 1965 (EP. #243)
Ernest admired Janet for being a sympathetic and understanding aunt to Pat and Alice. Janet talked about the ways in which self-loathing can consume a woman.
Janet: "I know what can happen inside a woman. Something changes, Ernest, something cracks...and suddenly all you feel is anger." (SHE HAS RISEN, CAUGHT BY HER OWN STRONG EMOTIONS) "Then you either destroy yourself completely or you do it...little by little, a small piece at your self-respect, at everything you've believed in and held dear...until finally there's nothing left and you really are low and base and immoral as you thought you were."
APRIL 26, 1965 (EP. #244)
Jim and Mary were grateful and relieved that John had discovered Pat's whereabouts and brought her home.
MAY 4, 1965 (EP. #250)
Dru was dismayed over John's admission that he loves Pat.
MAY 6, 1965 (EP. #252)
Liz promised to be cordial and try and bond with Missy, who accepted a dinner invitation from Bill.
JUNE 1, 1965 (EP. #270)
Larry got violent when Pat spurned his advances, but he left after shoving her around a little. A distraught Pat decided to fill out her prescription for sleeping pills when she felt she didn't belong in either world. John arrived in the nick of time and convinced her to come home. After dropping Pat off at her parents' house, John returned to her hotel room where he found her suicide note. John came back and proposed to Pat, but she insisted on telling him everything. When he said he already knew, and that he'd burned her note, she accepted his proposal.
John: "Will you marry me?"
Pat: "Yes, John, I'll marry you. I want to marry you more than anything in the world."
JUNE 21, 1965 (EP. #284)
Liz didn't share Bill's enthusiasm over Pat's upcoming wedding. She reminded him that Pat's inability to have children came out in court, and that it will create problems for John. Jim confided in Janet that he may have been wrong not to tell Mary that John had tried to make love to Pat before she ran away. He said he was distrustful of John for other reasons, including that he was 17 years older than Pat. Jim wasn't angry when Janet said she'd told Pat she'd approved of her marriage plans because then Pat wouldn't be alone like Janet was. Alice sulked when Pat ignored her idea and chose Mary's idea of having the wedding in front of the fireplace in the living room. Pat joked about Alice's enthusiasm as maid of honor. Everyone was impressed when Pat described her honeymoon in Miami. Pat reassured Jim she loved John.
Headline of Newspaper: "Matthews Girl Marrying Attorney Who Defended Her In Murder Trial."
Pat: (To Jim) "I honestly believe I'm going to have as good a marriage as yours and Mom's."
JUNE 22, 1965 (EP. #285)
Dru and John reminisced on their 20-year friendship. John was touched that Dru considered Pat a daughter to replace his ward/daughter who was very far away. Lee was the only unhappy participant at the wedding rehearsal at the Matthews house. The night before the wedding, Lee tried to beg off attending, but John wouldn't hear of it. Alice ran to get Mary when Pat had night terrors, and Mary hummed Pat to sleep.
Dru: (To John) "I never had a son, until I met you."
Mary: (To the sleeping form of her daughter Pat) "Goodbye, my baby. Goodbye, my Pat."
JUNE 23, 1965 (EP. #286)
After Mrs. Weber (Randolph housekeeper and "German Mother Earth") assured John she would look after Lee during his honeymoon, he told Lee he would always love her. Dru scolded Lee about ruining John's big day with her sulking. Pat assured a forlorn Alice they will always be a part of each other's lives. Missy blushed when Pat told her she was going to throw the bouquet her way. John and his best man Dru waited by the fireplace while down the staircase came Mary, Missy, Alice, and finally Pat in her wedding dress escorted by Jim.
Pat: (Upon waking up) "It's my wedding day!"
Alice: "You said, 'absolutely fresh and new.' That reminded me.."
Pat: "Of what?"
Alice: "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. You have to have them all, Pat. It's good luck."
Appearance by Randolph's cousin Anita Corby.
Production Notes: Request of four extras for John and Pat's wedding reception. Also included, is a suggestion that the extras be cousins of the Randolph family as, "they would have cousins anyway."
JUNE 24, 1965 (EP. #287)
Reverend Carlson conducted Pat and John's emotional and lovely wedding. The wedding was attended by Jim, Mary, Janet, Ernest, Alice, Russ, Liz, Bill, Missy, Dru, and Lee. Dru then Jim toasted the bride and groom, who led the first dance. Pat and John left for their honeymoon under a hail of rice. Dru tried to comfort an unconsolable Lee, whom he calls "Rosebud" affectionately.
John: "I, John Anthony Randolph, take thee, Patricia, to be my wedded wife..."
Pat: "I, Patricia Ellen Matthews, take thee, John, to be my wedded husband..."
John: "This ring I give thee, in token and pledge, of our constant faith and abiding love."
Jim: "Take good care of her."
John: "I will."
Pat: "Through half the ceremony all I could hear was Alice sniffing in my ear."
Production Notes: "Count for time in prologue," and "Please Save This Tape."
John and Pat's wedding ceremony.
(THERE IS QUITE A CRUSH IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE NOW. WE DOLLY BACK FROM IT AND PAN TO THE SEATS, EMPTY NOW EXCEPT FOR ONE PERSON: LEE, MOVE IN TO HER. SHE DOESN'T MOVE. AT FIRST WE THINK IT IS ONLY SULLEN HURT, BUT THEN WE SEE HER TRY TO RISE. HER STRENGTH IS EBBING FAST. SHE GETS HALF OUT OF THE SEAT, THEN SITS BACK DOWN, A LITTLE DIZZY, CONFUSED. O.S. WE HEAR THE HUBBUB OF VOICES IN GROWING EXCITEMENT)
(THE EMPHASIS IN THIS SCRIPT IS ON THE WEDDING, NOT LEE'S ILLNESS. IT SHOULD BE HANDLED IN SUCH A WAY THAT GENERALLY THE AUDIENCE ASSUMES HER ACTIONS ARE PROMPTED BY FEELINGS, NOT HER PHYSICAL CONDITION. THEY SHOULD REALIZE SHE WAS ILL ONLY IN RETROSPECT.)
JUNE 25, 1965 (EP. #288)
Pat and John arrived at their private honeymoon cottage in Santa Isabella. Lee had a nightmare about the wedding. Dru rushed over when Lee phoned him that she was genuinely ill. Dru was alarmed when Dr. Henry Lewis's tentative diagnosis was for virus pneumonia, which doesn't respond to antibiotics. Feeling miserable about interrupting their honeymoon, Dru finally brought himself to telephone John.
Production Notes: VOICE OVERS FROM TAPE PLAYED IN ACT IV OF SCRIPT JUNE 18, 1965 (EP. #283) USED DURING LEE'S NIGHTMARE OF JOHN AND PAT'S WEDDING. AMONG VOICE-OVERS DURING LEE'S NIGHTMARE:
Girl: "Why do you suppose she got engaged to him. He looks old enough to be her father...Would you want to marry someone your father's age?"
Boy: "Do you suppose I could ask her to dance later? If she went out with Tom Baxter, why wouldn't she dance with me."
(THE VOICE-OVERS GREW LOUDER, FASTER AND MORE INSISTENT UNTIL AT THE END THEY WERE A DISCORDANT CACAPHONY. THE INSTANT SHE SITS UP AND OPENS HER EYES, THE SOUND IS OUT...)
JUNE 28, 1965: Pre-empted.
JUNE 29, 1965 (EP. #289)
John felt guilty when Dru phoned him about Lee's illness, and felt guiltier still when Pat suggested they return immediately to Bay City. Dru tried to calm Lee's fears of going to the hospital for tests. Bert came to see his son Ernest at his office to complain about his medical treatment and to praise Ernest's new lady love, Janet. Bert tied to reconcile Ernest with Alex and Karen, with whom he's been on bad terms for over 10 years, since both Alex and Karen recently returned home to Bay City to live. Jim and Mary's happy morning was dashed by Pat's phone call saying she was at the airport.
JUNE 30, 1965 (EP. #290)
Mary's tears flowed freely when Pat told her her honeymoon had been interrupted. Missy clammed up when Bill pressed her about the sociology books she was studying. Dr. Lewis filled Pat and John in when they arrived at the hospital. The doctor was alarmed when Nurse Conway reported Lee showed signs of cyanosis and dyspnea. He used nail polish remover on a fingernail to confirm Lee's nails were blue. An oxygen tent was set up around Lee. John was tortured by feelings of guilt despite Dru's attempts to make him feel better. John had no choice but to agree when Dr. Lewis told him it would upset Lee too much if she saw him and realized she'd ruined his honeymoon.
Missy: "I was reading."
Bill: "I'll say you were. It looks like you were reading all night. It looks like you've been reading for a week."
Notes: Among the books Missy was reading: "Principles of Sociology" and "Twentieth Century Sociology."
JULY 1, 1965 (EP. #291)
Pat revealed to Dru that Lee probably got sick over a week ago. During her and Missy's graduation party, Lee had got upset and ran out into the rain without a coat. Dru tried to console Pat when she fingered herself as the cause of Lee's distress that night. Pat agreed to go home for awhile when John worried about her. Janet felt bad for Pat when Ernest told her about Lee's illness. Janet suspected Ernest was afraid to face Alex and Karen because he and Karen had been in love and engaged to be married when she and his brother Alex had run off. Ernest maintained that was in the past and that he loved Janet now. Mary and Jim tried to console Pat over her honeymoon being cut short.
Mary: "Dear God, please give my Pat the happiness she deserves."
Production Notes: Pencilled in, "Poss [sp] Cuts; ACT I (all), ACT II (all), ACTS III and IV."
"1st time Ernest has said he loves Janet. Shouldn't she react?"
JULY 2, 1965 (EP. #292)
Alice visited Pat at the hospital and remembered that the last time she was there, Pat was the one in hospital. Bill beamed when Missy informed him she passed her test and won a scholarship to study Social Sciences in college that fall. Missy thanked him for helping her get her high school diploma, but refused to take another cent from him. Bert and his wife Cora were all flustered waiting for the arrival of Alex and Karen, but things went smoothly once their son and daughter-in-law showed up. Dr. Lewis told John and Pat that Lee's condition was worsening.
JULY 5, 1965 (EP. #293)
Mary, Jim, and Alice worried about Lee, but mostly about Pat. Liz and Bill also discussed the "paramount topic." Liz surprised Bill by complimenting Mary's wedding arrangements. Liz hid her distaste when Bill said Missy will study to be a social worker. Cora and Bert wondered if Karen still had feelings for Ernest, whom they worried is still upset that Karen and Alex ran off and eloped without his knowledge. Pat and John flashbacked to happier times while they kept vigil over Lee's bedside.
Bill: (About Missy) "It's hard to believe this is a girl who was working as a waitress and hiding from the world in a little furnished room a year ago."
JULY 6, 1965 (EP. #294)
John fought back tears as he phoned Dru to come sit with him by Lee's bed during her final hours. Karen assured Alex she has no qualms about moving back to Bay City because Alex received a partnership and vice-presidency at a management consultant firm. Alex failed to notice Karen got upset when he talked about his desire to see Ernest again. Ernest comforted Janet when she was close to tears over Lee's condition. Dru was ecstatic when Pat and John told him Lee had been able to say one word, "Daddy." Dr. Lewis told them that hearing her father's voice on the phone to Dru must have given Lee strength to fight the disease, as her condition started to improve.
Dru: "If a life must be taken, take mine, but spare hers, spare my Rosebud."
Janet: "It's what happened to Pat, it drew the whole family together."
JULY 7, 1965 (EP. #295)
Jim and Mary were thrilled when Pat came to tell them Lee's crisis was over, and to relate how hearing John's voice had saved her. Later, Jim confided to Mary that Lee's love of her father was too strong and might cause problems for Pat once the three of them were living together. Pat was unsure when John insisted they both go into Lee's room to visit her. John shrugged off Pat's concern that she was responsible for Lee's illness. Lee told John she feels guilty she had to deprive him of his honeymoon.
Lee: (To her nurse) "That was my father... Isn't he wonderful?"
JULY 8, 1965 (EP. #296)
Bill visited Missy at the Kopper Kettle to express his disapproval over her resumption of her waitressing duties. Missy found excuses to turn down Bill's idea that they could get married after he graduates from law school next June. Janet and Ernest oohed and ahed over the story of Lee regaining consciousness upon hearing her father's voice. Ernest was uncomfortable when Janet tried to pin him down on his feelings about the return of Alex and Karen. John apologized to Lee for not believing she was sick when she complained before the wedding of not feeling well. Pat noticed Lee was uneasy when John rambled on about the three of them spending the summer together.
Ernest: (To Janet) "I feel nothing for Karen! Nothing!"
JULY 9, 1965 (EP. #297)
Janet received a call from Ken in California informing her he'd be back in town next week. Janet realized Jim still has misgivings about John and Pat's marriage. Jim tried not to let his pleasure show when Janet admitted that for the first time she was thinking of marriage. With a rueful smile, Janet denied that her new man was married. Ernest reprimanded Bert for not taking care of his health after his heart attack. Ernest refused to attend a family gathering. Lee wasn't moved when Dru told her it was Pat's idea, not John's, to return home from the honeymoon.
Janet: (To Jim) "What a marvelous big brother you always were."
JULY 12, 1965 (EP. #298)
Ernest reminisced to Janet about his time in the orphanage. He has no idea who his parents were, just that he and Alex were left in the waiting room of the clinic when he was two and Alex was less than a week old. Alex was very outgoing, and now Ernest blamed himself for having asked him to take Karen out when he was tied up at the hospital. Ernest realized Ken intends to fight him for Janet's affections. Janet assured him it was all over between her and Ken. John's secretary, Peggy Harris, "a good-looking young negro woman of about twenty-five," speculated on her plans when she graduates from law school in three years. Ken reminded Janet that he and Laura are separated. Ken was resigned when Janet rebuffed his advances, but got upset when she said she might marry Ernest.
'SHE IS CARRYING A STACK OF LAW BOOKS. JOHN LOOKS UP, RISES, COMES TO HER.'
John: "Here, let me help you."
Peggy: (Intro Line) "[SMILING] It's all right, they're balanced."
Janet: (To Ernest) "Ken and I were never that close."
JULY 13, 1965 (EP. #299)
Laura nervously awaited Ken's visit after his six weeks working in California. She was immediately apologetic after he got angry over her asking if he'd been to see Janet. Pat visited Janet. Missy visited Lee in hospital, and Lee insisted they share a room when they both start college in the fall. Missy showed off Bill's class ring to Lee, but insisted he couldn't be anything more than her best friend. Lee wasn't thrilled when Dr. Lewis said she could go home at the end of the week.
JULY 14, 1965 (EP. #300)
Dr. Lewis suspected Lee wasn't eating so that she wouldn't be well enough to go home. When informed of Lee's hunger strike, John speculated that Lee resented Pat because she first knew her as a client of his, a criminal and a woman accused of murder. Cora told Ernest she blamed Bert's dedication to medicine for his current ill health. John persuaded Lee home life would be all right.
JULY 15, 1965 (EP. #301)
Mrs. Weber fussed over Lee when John and Pat brought her home from the hospital. Mrs. Weber was confused when Lee got angry for calling Pat Lee's new mother. Pat and John assured Lee they would rather spend the next few weeks with Lee rather than resuming their honeymoon. Alex reminisced about the first time he saw Karen, walking into his parents' living room. Karen wondered whether Ernest had changed over the years. Alex and Karen told his parents they were settling into Bay City just fine after so many years away. Karen told Bert she had decided to be a nurse when her sister died when she was only nine. The four of them patiently waited for Ernest to arrive for dinner.
JULY 16, 1965 (EP. #302)
Alex and Karen and Cora and Bert killed time waiting for an overdue Ernest to show for their dinner party. Ernest finally phoned to say he was running late at the hospital and wouldn't be able to make it. After hanging up, Ernest berated himself for lying to his mother. Over dinner, Lee brought up her desire that Pat and John resume their honeymoon. Lee begged off when John and Pat wanted to play Scrabble. Back at home, Karen and Alex speculated on why Ernest was a no-show. Karen tried to laugh it off when Alex asked if she had been nervous at the prospect of seeing Ernest again. John gazed raptly at Pat as she brushed her hair at the new peignoir John got her.
JULY 19, 1965 (EP. #303)
Bert chided Cora that after being married to a doctor for 42 years she shouldn't be cross with Ernest for having stayed overtime at work. But Cora realized Ernest was just making an excuse. Janet finally dragged it out of Ernest that he chickened out of attending his family dinner. John went to Jim's office to thank him for the wedding, and Jim (though without warmth) told him he'd been able to get over a lot of his misgivings. Lee was mum when Pat pressed her on why she doesn't like her.
Ernest: "I remember what happened, Janet. You don't have to review it."
John: (To Jim) "I give you my word of honor that I'll never consciously or willfully do anything to bring unhappiness to Pat."
Pat: (To Lee) "There was a baby, alive in me. It would have been born by now. It would have been alive. But I killed it."
Pat: (To Lee) "I killed Tom Baxter. I pulled the trigger. He died, because of me. I haven't forgiven myself for that. I never will."
JULY 20, 1965 (EP. #304)
Liz could barely disguise her disapproval when she surprised Missy with a visit at the Kopper Kettle. Missy was terrified when Liz noticed Bill's class ring on her finger, a ring Liz had bought for him. Liz made Bill feel guilty about not working in his father's office that summer, and that she and Bill didn't have plans to vacation together. She got upset when Bill said Pat's wedding put him in a marrying mood. Mary raved about John to Jim, then told him she still wonders what happened to Pat when she ran away for five days. Dru told Pat the real reason Lee dislikes her is because it forces Lee to share the love of her father, a man she worships and adores.
(AT THE KOPPER KETTLE)
Liz: (about the juke box) "Goodness, don't you go deaf working with that noise in your ear all day long."
Missy: "It's not on all the time."
Liz: (LEANING TOWARDS HER WITH AN INGRATIATING SMILE) "I don't suppose we could turn it off now."
Missy: "I...I don't think so. Those kids over there put some money in it and I don't think they'd like it if they didn't hear the songs they played."
Liz: (SITTING BACK WITH A SIGH AND A FAINT SMILE) "The tyranny of the younger generation."
Missy: "But I think they only put in a quarter. It should stop in a minute."
Liz: (SMILING) "Then maybe we can bribe them not to play it again." (MISSY IS SILENT)
Liz: "That ring looks familiar? Isn't it...?"
(CU/MISSY, PALE. SHE REACHES UP INVOLUNTARILY AND TOUCHES THE RING WE SEE HANGING AROUND HER NECK).
Missy: "It's Bill's."
Liz: "Of course. It's his college graduation ring. (WITH AN ATTEMPT AT A LAUGH). No wonder it looked familiar. I bought it for him."
(CU/MISSY, MORE UNCOMFORTABLE BY THE MOMENT).
Missy: "Bill...gave it to me...for my graduation. It was his graduation present."
Liz: "How charming. Trust Bill to think of a really...personal present like that. It looks...very nice on you."
(A LIGHTNING BOLT WOULD BE WELCOME AT THIS POINT)
Missy: "Thank you, Mrs. Matthews. I...I'd better take care of that table. Excuse me."
(SHE GETS UP AND HURRIES TO THE OTHER TABLE. CU/LIZ, WATCHING HER AS SHE GOES, HER EYES NARROWING, HER EXPRESSION CONGEALING)
Production Notes: pencilled in, "When did Liz find out Bill and Missy were dating?"
Notes: Liz mentions that Bill is 22 years old and will graduate from law school at 23.
JULY 21, 1965 (EP. #305)
Ken and Laura could both barely hold back their anger when she dropped in at his office and interrupted him asking Janet to dinner. Ken brought up divorce when Laura brought up reconciliation. Janet complained to Ernest about Ken's persistence. Alice and Pat wondered if Russ enjoyed the private school he was attending outside of Bay City, and commented on how much they miss him. Alice stopped herself from telling Pat about the new painting she was working on. After Jim and Mary coddled Pat over her troubles with Lee, they got up enough courage to ask her about the time she was missing.
Laura: (To Ken) "Divorce isn't a solution, it's a dissolution."
Alice: "He's the most heavenly man I ever met."
Pat: "I'm not so sure I should let you near John."
JULY 22, 1965 (EP. #306)
Pat flashbacked to her days in Bedfordtown and related to Jim and Mary everything that happened to her there. She said that Mary's idea, that Liz drove her away by saying Pat should be sent to Europe until people forget what happened, was wrong.
Production Notes: "Bedfordtown again-composite of previous tape."
Notes: Tapes of the Bedfordtown sequence from EP. #269 and #270.
Alex and Karen Gregory's appearances in this episode were cut.
JULY 23, 1965: Pre-empted.
JULY 26, 1965 (EP. #307)
John and Peggy were working on the Carrington case when Jim arrived to thank John for saving Pat's life in Bedfordtown. Lee advised Missy not to expect Bill to wait for her for too long. Dru boasted to Ken about his new job teaching a class in trial techniques at the university. Ken told Dru his advice of befriending Laura in hopes of achieving an amicable divorce backfired because Laura misunderstood his intentions. Pat and John reaffirmed their love despite their problems.
JULY 27, 1965 (EP. #308)
Laura wailed to Dr. Eric Hilker that her life was falling apart, and refused to face the fact that Ken doesn't love her anymore. Mary didn't share Liz's distaste when Liz told her Missy and Bill are only inches way from being engaged. Liz was sure that Missy was only an operator who was playing Bill for every cent she could get. Bill was understanding when Missy couldn't return his "I love you's". Lee got a visit from her boyfriend Mike Quinn. After he told her about how friends of theirs got married and moved to their own place, Lee decided to pop the question to him.
Liz: "Mary, I'm the last person to want to interfere in her children's lives."
JULY 28, 1965 (EP. #309)
Lee was furious when Mike turned down her proposal, but readily admitted she wants to get married only to get out of the house and away from Pat and John. Pat was in tears when Alice presented her with one of her paintings as a wedding gift. Janet apologized to Ken for her rudeness, but the "inchoate joy drain(ed) from his face" when she told him she's in love with Ernest now. Karen reassured Cora she can have children, just that she and Alex haven't gotten around to it yet.
Pat: "Just being Alice is wonderful enough. I hope some things about you never change."
JULY 29, 1965 (EP. #310)
Karen ran into the bedroom when Ernest dropped by to see Cora. Cora made up an excuse when he noticed a lit cigarette in the living room. Karen almost brought on apoplexy trying to catch a glimpse of Ernest's face from the bedroom door. Mary tried to console Pat over her problems with Lee. Janet told Ernest she loved him, but that they could consider mariage only when he'd put his past behind him. Alex was perplexed when Karen told him about hiding in another room and spying on Ernest.
JULY 30, 1965 (EP. #311)
Mary told Alice they shouldn't be too hard on Lee, because she grew up without a mother. Lee tried to be on her best behavior when Pat insisted they have breakfast together. Pat was stung when Lee gushed about her father's love of her mother, who died when she was very young. Janet filled Jim in on Ernest's family situation.
Janet revealed her big secret to Jim: When she was in hospital 10 years ago, it wasn't for an appendectomy, it was for a hysterectomy. She'd had a tumor, so she'd had no choice but to have the operation. Ernest was the surgeon, and that was how they first met. When she told her fiancé, Mike Connors, that she'd never be able to have children, he broke off the engagement. It was an experience that made her decide never to leave herself open to hurt again. She'd spent the last ten years involved with "unavailable" men for that reason.
Script Note: "THIS [A BLARING RADIO] IS TO ALERT TEEN-AGERS THAT WE ARE ON THEIR WAVE-LENGTH."
Jim: "Since when is a visit from my favorite sister a disturbance?"
Janet: "I'd consider that a flattering compliment if I weren't your only sister."
AUGUST 2, 1965 (EP. #312)
Jim revealed Janet's secrets to Mary, who felt she had been unkind and judgmental towards her all these years. Mary planned to see Janet in hopes the family can grow closer. Jim and Mary discussed how Janet's attitude towards marriage has changed but wondered about Ernest's previous engagement. Mary was distressed that Pat and Lee haven't bonded, Mrs. Weber takes care of the household, and that Pat's afraid to assert herself. Lee feigned enthusiasm as Pat rearranged the furniture, then hinted that John prefers everything to look as it did when John and her mother first moved into the apartment. John and Pat couldn't think of a solution to Lee's unhappiness but gave Lee credit for trying to adjust. Pat asked John about his first wife, Lee, and was surprised that John and his wife had never lived in the apartment. Ernest complimented Janet on the ways she has changed since they first met. Janet couldn't reciprocate Ernest's expressions of love. Ernest grew frustrated over Janet's concerns that he still has lingering feelings for Karen and he refuses to see her. Ernest decided to have dinner with his family to face Karen and ease Janet's fears and doubts.
Jim: (to Mary about Ernest's past engagement) "I didn't tell you that to worry you."
Mary: "I wasn't thinking of Janet. I was thinking of...another marriage."
Jim: "I don't have to ask which one."
Mary: "...I have all kinds of help too in the last years..but this is still my home, Jim. It reflects my way of doing things, my way of thinking and living. Every home should do that. Pat's still...well, she's almost a visitor in that home...and that's not good for any marriage."
AUGUST 3, 1965 (EP. #313)
Pat asked for complete honesty once she got Lee to admit it was she who didn't want the apartment changed. Lee cried alone after Pat urged her to take down the walls she's built between them. Ken returned from California and was alarmed to hear from Dr. Eric Hilker that Laura refuses to become independent and considers her life over without Ken's love. Janet was moved to tears and embraced Mary, who apologized for misjudging her and hoped she could consider herself part of the family. Ernest thought smoking cigars was one way Bert copes with retirement, but agreed with Cora on Bert's stubborn attitude in breaking bad habits despite health risks. Cora quickly called Alex and Karen to arrange a family dinner before Ernest had the chance to change his mind about attending.
Mary (about Pat and Alice): "Fortunately, they had more sense than I did. Being children, they could see you without prejudice...and they knew the kind of person you are. Pat and Alice are very fond of you."
Janet: (near tears) "I'm very fond of them."
Mary: "In some ways children are so much wiser than adults. Well, I hope I've learned my lesson. All I wanted to say today was that I'm glad the children know you, Janet."
Notes: John and his wife, Lee considered naming their daughter Eleanor or Ellie to avoid confusion between mother and daughter.
AUGUST 4, 1965 (EP. #314)
Pat warned against taking a heavy-handed approach with Lee in changing her attitude to John, who felt Pat's talks with Lee haven't alleviated the tension in the household. John decided they should discuss purchasing a house again so that each of them has more space and can make a new start. Lee's friends were glad she has recovered from her illness and is socializing again. Mike turned down Lee's idea that they elope, maintaining it was too drastic a solution to leave home and not marry for love. Ken consulted with Dru on getting a divorce so he can rebuild his life with Janet. Dru was forthright in voicing his objections towards such cases but didn't pass judgement to Ken's scheme to establish residence in another state to seek an uncontested divorce.
Mike Quinn: (about Pat) "And I asked some of the kids at school who knew her, and they say she was a wonderful girl."
Lee: (about Pat) "Do they think it's wonderful that she got pregnant...and killed the baby and the boy who got her pregnant?"
Mike: "That's all in the past, Lee. If your father's forgotten it...."
Lee: "Sure, he loves her...he doesn't care what kind of person she is. It's just like I said, Mike, love makes people do stupid things."
Ken: (to Eric Hilker) "Because I can't live this kind of hypocritical, half-existence any more. I'm sick of living in a men's club, without any kind of life of my own. I want to begin to rebuild my life. I can't as long as Laura and I are still in this limbo...married, not married."
Notes: First appearance of Alex Canaan as Tony Douglas. Credited as "Teenage Boy" until September 30.
Introduction Scene: (at "The Joint") "Well, it's nice to see you out again. You want to dance?"
Lee: "This is my first night out...and I'm supposed to take it easy...so I don't think I'll dance tonight. Thanks, Tony."
Tony: "Well it's great to see you. And you look great."
AUGUST 5, 1965 (EP. #315)
Missy told Mike that she won a scholarship to attend college and took a waitress job at the Kopper Kettle for the summer. Mike and Missy felt haunted as they discussed Lee's motives for proposing marriage and that Lee enjoys maligning Pat because of her past with Tom Baxter. Mike predicted that Lee was asking for trouble if she dates other guys. Eric bluntly advised Laura to exercise her rights in seeking peace of mind and living a full life. Laura requested to be alone after Eric suggested she think of her own well-being. Bert convinced Cora that they should keep a sense of humor to ease the tension during dinner with Alex, Karen, and Ernest. Cora described Karen as turning white as a sheet, choosing to hide in a bedroom rather than face Ernest at his parent's house. Alex tried to console Karen with his assertions that they shouldn't torture themselves but deemed it long overdue for them to face Ernest.
Production Notes: PROLOGUE: (with Missy and Mike)
FADE IN: THE KOPPER KETTLE, LATE AFTERNOON OF THE NEXT DAY. START IN CU/THE JUKE BOX, ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC BLARING. (ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE YOUTH OF OUR SUMMER AUDIENCE, SO PLEASE PICK A SONG FROM THE TOP FORTY, SO WE'RE MAKING THEIR NOISE)
Notes: Bert revealed that Alex and Karen married when she was 19 years old. Alex mentions he and Karen married eleven years ago and haven't seen Ernest since.
AUGUST 6, 1965 (EP. #316)
Karen became flushed as she recalled dreaming about Ernest, but assumed a smile when Alex woke up. Bert and Cora made preparations for the evening while being frightened over Alex, Ernest, and Karen seeing each other. Janet advised Ernest that he shouldn't see Alex and Karen because she and his parents insisted on it. Janet comforted Ernest, but realized they're both concerned over how the evening will go. Karen decided to lie that she was ill to Bert and Cora because she thought it'd be best for Alex and Ernest to have the evening together alone. Ernest formally greeted Alex, but eventually softened as Alex reminisced about a neighborhood party they attended during their youth.
Alex: (to Karen) "I'd help you if I could, but I don't think I'd do a job that would meet your approval. I'm much better at taking your lipstick off than putting it on."
Bert: (about Ernest and Alex) "Two distinct personalities. You were always serious...a digger. Alex was always smiling, looking for fun. And you were always early and he was always late."
Notes: Alex mentions that he is two years younger than Ernest.
AUGUST 9, 1965 (EP. #317)
Janet felt restless and smoked nervously as she thought of Ernest and Karen's past together. Bert, Alex, and Ernest praised Cora for her cooking. Alex talked about selling his business, accepting a management consultant position at Brown and Company, and the house he and Karen bought. Bert was puzzled by Karen's absence and skeptical that Ernest has intentions to visit Alex and Karen. Janet was dismayed over Ernest's attitude towards the family dinner and that he hadn't faced Karen. Alex told Karen his evening with the family was initially strained but became more relaxed over time. Karen wished to avoid discussing Ernest as she and Alex became intimate.
Janet: (SHE MOVES UNEASILY FROM THE WINDOW, STOPS NEAR THE COFFEE TABLE...) "...Why am I so nervous! It's been eleven years...it's as if I were seeing Mike Connors again after all these years. No it's not. I saw him once...and it was meaningless...he was a stranger. But it's obvious Ernest doesn't feel that way about Karen."
Bert: (to Ernest and Alex) "Goodnight, son. Goodnight, Alex."
(THE TWO MEN GO OUT. CU/CORA, AS SHE CLOSES THE DOOR BEHIND THEM AND TURNS TO BERT, HER FACE ECSTATIC)
Cora: "Oh, Bert...wasn't it wonderful! I didn't dare dream it would go that well."
CU/BERT, SILENT, HIS FACE LESS ECSTATIC THAN HIS WIFE'S).
Alex: (about a party during his youth) "It's easy. It happened on my ninth birthday...at a party."
Karen: "What happened?"
Alex: "Ernest didn't want to play 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey' because he thought he was too old for it. Mom and Dad made him play and, out of spite, he missed the donkey and stuck the pin in one of the kids."
AUGUST 10, 1965 (EP. #318)
Bill assured Missy that she'll do well in college, but his face soon matched Missy's to that of concern. Missy recounted her conversation with Mike that Lee's desperate to move away, may find a guy who will agree to eloping, but hoped speaking to Lee would prevent her from making costly mistakes. John frowned over Lee's ambivalence at the floorplans of a house he and Pat were enthusiastic about. Pat said campus life provides a sense of independence to cover for Lee, who made excuses about being too busy at college and living in the dorms to care about a new place. Pat was upset when Lee declined her offer to have lunch together. Liz called Mary too charitable, as Liz remained unsympathetic about Janet and opined that she's a bad influence on Pat and Alice. Mary was disturbed over Liz's assertion she'll believe that Janet has change once she's married, settles down, and leads a respectable life. Jim mused that he and Mary don't see Alice, though she lives at home, staying busy attending the Art Institute while enjoying an active social life. Janet ascertained that Ernest must settle his past with Karen before they can think about a future. Jim was troubled and without a solution to the complications despite Janet's wish to marry Ernest.
Bill: (to Missy about college) "You'll do great. Look how you finished high school after being away from it for two years. It was a breeze. You're a very smart girl, Missy. You might as well just admit it."
Jim: (to Janet) "What children? We don't have any children any more. If you mean those people we sometimes see socially..."
Janet: "It's come to that?"
Notes: Two pages of dialogue between Liz and Mary crossed out. One page has the handwritten note, "Why's this cut?"
Liz: "You don't have three women in the house anymore."
Mary: "No. Of course, Pat's gone now."
Liz: "How is he doing?" [Russ's name is not in the script here]
Mary: "Very well. Letting him go away to school was a very good idea. I guess he needed that independence. It's just done wonders for him. He'll be able to go to college in the fall. We were thinking of sending him here in the city, but lately Jim and I have talked about letting him go to school quite far from here, so he still feels on his own."
Liz: "It's wonderful that you can be so objective...and unselfish about it. Some mothers aren't really so good about letting their children be independent of them. I can't bear women like that." (CU/Mary, A FAINT SHADOW IN HER EYE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, SHE MAKES NO COMMENT).
Liz: (RISING AND CROSSING FOR A CIGARETTE) "So now there's just you and Jim and Alice in that big house. I'll bet you miss having Pat there."
Mary: (WITH A FAINT SMILE) "Yes, I have to admit...sometimes I do. But the one who really had to make an adjustment was Alice. I think it came as quite a surprise to her."
Liz: (COMING BACK TO SIT) "What?"
Mary: "How much she missed her sister."
Liz: "Well, Alice and Pat were always very close."
Mary: "Yes, but, the last couple years, Alice had talked about having a room of her own...and I think she looked forward to being the big sister in the house after Pat was gone. But there have been times when I felt Alice was quite lost without Pat. She's so sweet. She never says anything, but I can feel it."
Liz: "And what about you? Do you sometimes feel lost without Pat?"
Mary: (A HESITATION) "A little...but when I think of where she is and what's happened to her, I don't feel anything but happiness."
Liz: "The marriage has worked out that well?"
Mary: "Yes. I've never seen two people as happy as John and Pat. It's so obvious that they adore each other."
Liz: "Well, that's wonderful."
AUGUST 11, 1965 (EP. #319)
Edna, a close friend of the Baxters, was alarmed to find the Baxter Den a mess and Laura disheveled while still wearing a dressing gown. Laura exploded in anger, bitterness, and sorrow over the state of her life and marriage, having too much pride to want sympathy. Edna admitted defeat once Laura resisted her offer to speak with Ken and suggestions she attend the luncheon or visit Dr. Hilker. Ken couldn't break Janet's icy reception with assurances that Laura will accept a divorce and begin a new life. Ken told Janet that she's fooling herself into thinking she's in love with Ernest and promised to wait until the "affair" ends. Lee lamented that she is a "fifth wheel" for Pat and John, then apologized when Lee jumped to the conclusion that Missy would tell Pat everything she said. Pat told Missy that Lee must find sharing John's love difficult since Lee only had John growing up. Missy was conflicted about breaking Lee's confidence while thinking of Pat's struggle to reach her. Lee asked Mike to come get her before John arrived home.
Pat: (on her marriage) "It's the most wonderful experience I've ever had. Every day I learn something new and wonderful...about John...or just about living. It's like having a marvelous teacher with you every moment. If you have a question...about anything, there's always an answer. If you're afraid...or worried...there's always that strength."
AUGUST 12, 1965 (EP. #320)
Karen's Aunt Ella firmly refused to be uprooted and live with Alex and Karen or in a new apartment. Ella saw through Karen's happy veneer, leading Karen to confess that she and Alex were wrong to abruptly marry and leave town without any notice. Karen confessed that, by returning home, they are forced to take responsibility for breaking Ernest's heart and hurting the family. Ernest and Janet had dinner with Jim, Mary, and Alice, who was all aglow as she enthused over the landscape course she's taking and everyone's raves about her paintings. Ernest's eyes darkened and his thoughts wandered to Karen as Jim remarked that Lee feels deprived of John's love now that he has married Pat. Alex shared Karen's wishes to provide Ella with a nicer home, but reminded Karen that she is too independent and old fashioned to want change in her life. Karen became edgy when Alex brought up the subject of extending a dinner invitation to Ernest.
Alice: (about John and Pat) "You should see them. They act like a couple of teenagers. They're always holding hands, and John's always jumping up and asking Pat if she wants anything, and if he so much as clears his throat she gets this worried look on her face, like maybe he's getting a cold."
Mary: "It's not that bad."
Alice: "Bad....it's beautiful! That's the way I want to be with my husband."
Jim: "And I'm sure you will. The poor man."
Janet: (about Alice's painting) "I've got an original 'Alice Matthews' on my wall, and everyone always asks about it."
Notes: Karen was raised by her Uncle Ed and Aunt Ella.
AUGUST 13, 1965 (EP. #321)
John had Pat visit her family alone so Lee would have to acknowledge her poor attitude and rude behavior without Pat taking Lee's side. John urged Lee to accept his marriage and said that she wouldn't solve their problems by living on campus. Lee acted agreeable enough to satisfy John into purchasing the house for them. Alice noticed immediately that Pat was upset as she said the Matthews' house is still a place she can feel at home. Pat confided that she's fed up with Lee's painfully obvious attempts to mask the hatred she feels towards her. Ken surmised to Janet it was easier to love him when he was unavailable and is now running away because he planned to proposed marriage. Laura interrupted Ken and Janet on the verge of kissing after he revealed plans to free himself of Laura. Ken tried to make Laura understand they spent time together so they could work towards an amicable divorce. Laura was steadfast in her belief that they have a chance to reconcile, but Ken maintained she was denying the truth and thought spending time together would be deceitful.
Alice (to Pat): "I guess, after sleeping in the same room with you my whole life, I know when something's bothering you. I don't even have to look at you. I can feel it...."
AUGUST 16, 1965 (EP. #322)
Jim was amused but didn't grasp the reasons Alice gets more oil paints on her shirt and jeans than the canvas. Alice told Jim about Pat's troubles with Lee once Jim mentioned that Pat's ordeals with Tom could've been prevented had they known more about the problems firsthand. Jim assured Alice that she did the right thing by telling him about Pat's unhappiness and pondered ways to avoid letting her suffer in silence. Jim visited Pat, who tried to downplay the friction between her and Lee and insisted that telling John would only make things worse in the household. Edna pleaded with Ken to find more compassionate ways to dissolve his marriage because Laura doesn't care about anything anymore and is closing herself off from everyone. Ken was affected despite himself after Edna mentioned Laura's veiled remark of not wanting to live without Ken. Janet was candid with Ernest about Ken's intentions to marry her once he's divorced from Laura. Ernest accused Janet of inventing issues between them and grew frustrated that Janet remains fearful until he has confronted Karen.
AUGUST 17, 1965 (EP. #323)
Missy told Liz that Bill gifted her with his graduation ring, which means a great deal to her. Liz improvised with leading questions and ignorance to extract information from Missy, then arranged to see Mary after Missy revealed that John and Pat are unaware of Lee's intentions for her and Mike. Liz emphatically told Mary that Lee hopes to persuade Mike into an elopement and move away from John and Pat. Lee turned John and Pat's celebratory mood over purchasing the house into disappointment when Lee chose to go out with Mike rather than see their new place. Mike was discouraged over Lee's sour moods and refusal to stop suggesting they marry. Lee compared living with John and Pat in the new house to that of prison before pleading with Mike to reconsider her idea to elope.
Liz: (to Missy) "When I bought that ring for his college graduation, I never dreamed it would wind up being worn that way."
(CU/MISSY, UNEASY). "It looks quite charming. I suppose it has a very special meaning to you."
John: (about to open a bottle of champagne) "Do you want a loud pop or a soft pop?"
Pat: "The louder the pop the better, isn't it?"
John: "Wine experts tell me no, but I'm of the loud pop school myself. Lee, what's your feeling?"
Lee: (A FAINT SMILE) "Loud."
John: "That makes it unanimous." (HE PUSHES WITH HIS THUMBS AND THE CORK COMES OUT WITH A SIZABLE POP)."Not the greatest pop I ever heard, but not bad."
John: "Oh it's probably Dru. Good. He can help us finish the champagne." (GETTING UP AND GOING TO THE SIDEBOARD FOR ANOTHER GLASS). "Do you suppose he heard the cork pop all the way over at his place and came straight over?"
AUGUST 18, 1965 (EP. #324)
Ernest tenderly embraced Janet and spoke softly about dropping all pretenses when together. Janet admitted her love to Ernest, but she broke away after he hinted at marriage and acted noncommittal towards seeing him again. Ernest's demeanor became taut as he left the apartment while Janet felt disappointment in letting fears compromise her devotion to Ernest. Laura drank herself numb while ridiculing herself before calling Eric hysterical and begging for more pills. Eric was perturbed with Laura for waking him once he arrived. Laura's desperate pleading convinced a reluctant Eric to give her pills, though she resented being interrogated and treated like a child beforehand. Eric informed Ken that Laura is mixing pills with alcohol, and said he's reached his limits in helping Laura, which finally persuaded Ken to visit her. Janet told Ken that, while she acknowledges they had more than a "no strings attached" affair and she is having problems with Ernest, it didn't change the fact that he belonged with Laura.
Ernest: "I mean...no matter what we're doing...whether we're out somewhere...or here, just spending the evening quietly, doing nothing but being aware of each other."
(CU JANET; SHE SMILES AT HIM, TOUCHES HIS FACE LIGHTLY)
Janet: "You're in a rather sentimental mood tonight."
Ernest: "No, not sentimental. These are all cold, hard, scientific facts."
Janet: (SHE SMILES AT HIM) "They may be facts, but I'd hardly call them cold."
Ernest: "Want to hear more facts?"
Ernest: "A.: I love you."
Janet: (SMILING; QUIETLY) "B.: I love you."
Ernest: "C.: I'm having a wonderful time with you."
Janet: "D.: I'm having a wonderful time with you."
Ernest: "E.: It can be more wonderful..."
Janet: "F.: I'm sure it can."
Ernest: "G.: ....if we were married."
(CU/JANET, SILENT. THE SMILE FADES.) (WATCHING HER) "No H?"
AUGUST 19, 1965 (EP. #325)
Bill's face darkened with anger and his voice grew edgy once he deduced that Liz mouse-trapped Missy into telling her that Lee wants to marry Mike. Jim and Mary were incredulous towards Lee hating Pat and her desperation to marry just to leave home. Jim warned Mary they shouldn't talk to Pat if Liz is just telling tales and risk causing more friction in the Randolph household. Mary felt uneasy as she wondered if Laura has adjusted to the loss of her children since the trial. Bill didn't buy Liz's claim she persisted in finding out about Lee due to concern for the family. Liz deflected blame by calling Missy a troublemaker. Laura got soused and insulted herself. Ken drove to see Laura, swearing no one will succeed in getting them to reconcile and denied that Laura would endanger her life. Laura questioned Ken's sudden concern and called herself unattractive, unloved, and an obstacle. Ken accused Laura of resorting to idle, childish threats for attention. Laura reacted to Ken's lectures with mania, leading them to argue violently.
Bill: (at "The Joint") "Do you want some dessert?"
Missy: "Oh, I couldn't."
Bill: "You sure? Not even an 'Awful-awful?'"
Missy: "What's that?"
Bill: "The biggest sundae you ever saw. If you can finish it you get another one free."
Missy: (LAUGHING) "I'm not even going to start it!"
Laura: (at herself in the mirror) "You're disgusting. How can you do this to yourself? Where's your pride?...Pride? What's that? That's what you have from knowing how other people feel about you. When they don't care...whether you live or die...how can you have any pride."
AUGUST 20, 1965 (EP. #326)
Alex sensed an unhappy tone in Karen's voice while she talked about cooking and surmised that Karen enjoyed life more before Ernest came back into their lives. Karen objected to Alex's assertion that her ambivalence towards Ernest has caused her to make feeble excuses to avoid him. Alex walked to his parent's house and Karen sewed clothes for Cora without resolving their issues. Bert realized he was licked and gave his cigars to Alex, who lectured him about smoking and threatened to tell Cora. Alex and Bert agreed that Karen must stop evading Ernest to sort through her feelings. Ed Quinn, Mike's father, understood the gravity of Mike's dilemma in loving Lee and his fears of losing her if he doesn't concede to an elopement. Ed suggested that John is the most suitable to speak with about Lee. Eric thought Laura's opinion that Ken doesn't have fond memories of their marriage dubious. Laura pointed out that Ken seems too eager to get a divorce. Laura chastised Eric over his refusal to write her a prescription for sleeping pills, then assumed Ken won't visit again because of their quarrel.
Bert: (about giving up cigars) "A fine way to end your life, being treated like a child."
Alex: "If you stop acting like a child, you won't end your life for a long time."
Mike: "May---may I talk to you for a minute?"
Ed Quinn: "Of course. Sit down, son. What is it?" (AS MIKE SITS). "Let's see--you're not in school for another month, so it's not an educational problem; I haven't heard anything but the most harmonious sounds in the house for at least two weeks, so it's not a family problem...That leaves only one thing I can think of: a girl problem." (CU/MIKE: HE SMILES FAINTLY, HE IS TOO TROUBLED TO BE MORE AMUSED).
Mike: (QUIETLY) "Yeah. Yeah. Well, I've never claimed to be a great expert in that field, but you're welcome to whatever clues I have." Notes: First and only appearance of Ed Quinn.
AUGUST 23, 1965 (EP. #327)
John and Pat were radiant upon entering the house that John had purchased for them. Pat was near affectionate tears over John's wishes to buy brand new furniture so everything could be their own. John told Pat it's as though he never loved anyone else like he does Pat after talking about his first wife, Lee. Pat knew the battle lines had been drawn after learning that John had confronted Lee about her attitude towards Pat. Mike earnestly told John about Lee pushing for an elopement. John complimented Mike on being a remarkable, mature young man whom Lee should marry for the right reasons. Bert advised Cora that he dislikes retirement because he has too much time to brood. Bert and Cora realized that none of the family want to articulate that Karen may have lingering feelings for Ernest. Cora ruminated over Alex's plans to force Karen into seeing his brother. Alex was too distracted by Karen's evasiveness about Ernest and the ways it's affecting their marriage to concentrate on work. Karen feigned agreement in inviting Ernest to dinner, but stiffened when Alex made the arrangements.
John: (SMILING DOWN AT HER, GENTLY) "Do you like it?"
Pat: (LOOKING UP AT HIM, HER EYES RADIANT) "Yes, it's beautiful--but that's not why I like it. I like it because it's our home--it's where you and I are going to spend--maybe the rest of our lives." (SHE LOOKS AROUND THE ROOM). "Imagine if we knew everything that's going to happen in this room. Some of it will be happy and some of it will be sad--and all of it will be--us."
Notes: "Debut" of the Randolph House (1st). The set would be used until March 1977. John, Pat, Lee, Michael, and Marianne lived there.
AUGUST 24, 1965 (EP. #328)
John reminded Pat that Mrs. Weber must accommodate to her ways of doing the housework. John and Pat fretted that their hands were tied with Lee since they can't be frank with her or let Lee know that Mike told them about her insistence on eloping. Pat had doubts about John's ideas that getting Lee a car and giving her space in the house would make a difference. John shrugged helplessly when Lee wouldn't budge on living on campus and used being tired as an excuse to make a hasty retreat. Ernest told Janet that he accepted Alex and Karen's dinner invitation. Janet covered her concern and avoided making eye contact while telling Ernest she is glad that he agreed to settle matters with Alex and Karen. Laura shocked Janet by coming to her apartment unannounced to confront her. Janet struggled to maintain her composure as Laura mocked Janet's regret towards her affair with Ken and vows that they are no longer together. Laura screamed that Janet and Ken succeeded in ruining her life and promised to exact revenge on the two of them.
Janet: (NEAR TEARS OF GRIEF AND ALARM. SHE MOVES TO LAURA) "Mrs. Baxter, please, believe me..."
Laura: (BACKING AWAY, REVULSED) "Don't touch me! You're not clean! Neither is he. I don't want to be touched by people like you. I don't know why I came here."
(SHE IS MOVING TO THE DOOR) "It gave you a chance to see what you've done...to see how completely you've won. Now you can gloat. Well, it's not over yet. You can tell your lover he's not through with me yet...neither of you are!"
AUGUST 25, 1965 (EP. #329)
Alex admitted to Bert that something visceral is affecting his and Karen's marriage. Bert tried unsuccessfully to convince Alex that Karen only harbors guilt over breaking her engagement to Ernest and marrying Alex. Alex recounted how he had friendly dates with Karen whenever Ernest was tied up at the hospital, which led to them falling in love, and that they have a happy marriage because they're like-minded people. Bert disapproved of Alex's plan to fib about working a little late so that Ernest and Karen could talk privately. Eric failed in comforting Laura, who said she was stunned by Janet's compassion and spoke cryptically that nothing short of death would separate her and Ken. Janet reasoned that the worries she shares with Eric and Edna prove that Laura's mental instability is not a sympathy ploy. Ken raged about Laura starting a systematic campaign to gain allies to wear him down with shame and guilt.
Production Notes: "Don't play Laura too high." "Cuts to leave time open to Ken/Laura getting together."
AUGUST 26, 1965 (EP. #330)
Cora was alarmed when Bert mentioned that Alex arranged it so that Ernest and Karen could talk before he arrives. Bert and Cora were restless and concerned as Bert described the uneasy atmosphere that has surrounded Alex and Karen since they have returned. Karen confessed to Ella that she thinks Alex will misunderstand her being frightened about facing Ernest. Ella was confident that Alex, Karen, and Ernest's evening together will lead to reconciling with the past. Karen panicked after Alex called to say he was running late getting home from the office. Ernest and Karen made small talk about the house's interior design. The mood was lightened as Ernest and Karen joked about their "diet" of pizza, canned spaghetti, and hospital food while he was a resident and she a student nurse. Karen gently persisted in apologizing for hurting him by marrying Alex and leaving town despite Ernest's protests that broaching the subject was needless. As Karen spoke, Ernest failed to mask the hurt feelings his face conveyed. Alex arrived just as Ernest and Karen had complimented each other on changing very little over the years.
Ella: "You're still young, you're not thirty yet. You can still stop and have children."
Karen: "Yes, of course, but--I don't know why--I wish we had them now. Isn't that silly--suddenly to wish you had a lot of children? But I wish I did. I wish I were fat and matronly and surrounded by a half a dozen children."
AUGUST 27, 1965 (EP. #331)
Alex and Ernest expressed their admiration for each other's careers: Ernest for enduring medical school and being a dedicated physician; and Alex in finding his niche as a driven, successful business man. The mood turned awkward as Alex talked about how grateful he is to Karen for providing the kind of happiness he never felt was deserved. Ernest extended a dinner invitation to Alex and Karen so that they could meet Janet. Karen was upset over Alex purposely having her and Ernest be alone and his conclusion that they could talk more easily without his presence. Janet was exasperated over Ernest's indifference and apathy towards discussing the past. Ernest accused Janet of turning the evening into a major event. Janet told Ernest that his ambivalence has done nothing to soothe her worries. Laura lambasted Ken for acting as a husband when it suited him and breaking their wedding vows. Ken painted Laura as someone who enjoys playing the wronged woman routine and manipulating people to beg him to ease her unhappiness.
Ernest: (to Alex) "You still such an outdoor type?"
Karen: "I can answer that---in one word: definitely. You should have seen the last house we lived in. We had a rumpus room in the basement, but anyone who wanted to make a rumpus down there would have had to do it standing still; there wasn't two feet of empty space; it was completely filled with sports equipment."
(ALEX AND ERNEST LAUGH) Alex: "That's a slight exaggeration."
Karen: "Oh?" (TICKING THEM OFF ON HER FINGERS) "Tennis rackets, badminton rackets, squash rackets, sleeping bags, golf clubs, snow skis, water skis, one toboggan, two saddles, one ping pong table...(SHE PAUSES) "Shall I go on?"
Alex: (RAISING HIS HANDS) "It's not necessary. I plead guilty."
AUGUST 30, 1965 (EP. #332)
Jim and Mary were unconvinced by Liz's certainty in Lee's efforts to elope with Mike so she could leave home. Jim conceded to Mary's resolve to discuss the situation with Liz further before telling Pat. Pat simmered with anger and annoyance due to Lee's indifference towards everything about their new house. Lee was unmoved towards Pat's pleas to be less difficult for John's sake. Liz kept busy straightening up her house in anticipation of Mary's visit. Liz griped about Bill dating Missy and speculated that Bill might quit law school if Missy talks Bill into marriage. Liz privately savored in getting Mary to beg for her source in knowing about Mike and Lee. Pat assured Mary she wasn't interfering by talking about Lee, who seethed at overhearing Mary and Pat agree that Lee should never be told that they know she wants to run away.
Jim: (CAREFULLY) "Liz was married to my brother, and since he died I've felt a--responsibility towards Liz. You know that."
Mary: "Yes, but--what does that have to do with telling Pat?" [about Lee].
Jim: "Let me finish. You've never felt very close to Liz." (BEFORE SHE CAN PROTEST) "I'm not saying that's good or bad. It's just a fact. I've always been much less critical of her than you. Well, in spite of that fact, I admit that sometimes Liz--exaggerates things for effect. Sometimes she's not above--ordinary gossip. She's alone, she's very lonely--I suppose that kind of thing can happen. What I'm saying is that this may be nothing more than that, Mary--idle gossip. And we won't help Pat by bringing it into her life."
Pat: "I know how you feel--and I know I can't change that overnight, but--I'm trying, Lee--I'm trying to be friends with you. I know I can't be a mother to you--maybe that's what you need but I know I can't be that, I know it as well as you do. When John asked me to marry him, I--I thought maybe we could be--like sisters sort of. All right, maybe that can't be either--but we can be friends, Lee--there's nothing wrong with that. And, if we can't be that, at least we cannot be enemies!" (THIS LAST HAS COME OUT VERY FERVENTLY) "Isn't that possible Lee? Is it too much to ask?"
Lee: "We're not enemies."
Pat: "That's what it feels like--from the moment the day starts until it ends...."
Liz: ".....I don't like to sound like a complaining mother--and you know I'm normally not one--but this business with Melissa has really got me upset. I just pray she doesn't talk him into marrying and throwing away all the years of hard work and education just as he's going into his last year of law school."
Mary: "Oh, I'm sure nothing would keep Bill from finishing his education."
Liz: "You never know, Mary. It happens every day. Young people don't always show the best sense about things...."
Liz: "She didn't even say goodbye. Well, Mary's always been a little blunt."
AUGUST 31, 1965 (EP. #333)
Lee was livid to hear that John, Mary, and Pat knew about her scheme to leave town because Mike confided in them. She swiftly snuck out and stayed at "The Joint" until four in the morning. John and Dru worried about Lee's health because she risked exhausting herself by being out all night. Mike and Lee made a scene when they got into a huge argument, which led to them breaking up. Bill and Missy were upset with Lee, who shamelessly flirted and danced with Gary in front of Mike.
Lee: (to Mike about their breakup) "It's good it happened. Now none of us has to pretend anymore. We don't have to pretend we like each other."
SEPTEMBER 1, 1965 (EP. #334)
Lee was adamant in her refusal to forgive Mike or go home and said that she wanted nothing to do with him. Lee belied her spiteful actions towards Mike as she clung to Gary while consumed with melancholy and insecurity. John and Pat brought up Lee being morose and withdrawn to Dru, who mentioned that he hasn't seen or had a chance to talk to Lee in weeks. John echoed Pat's sentiments that nothing will destroy their marriage, but said it could be happier without their conflicts with Lee. Dru told Lee he misses her visits and affectionately gave her a kiss on the cheek before leaving so John, Pat, and Lee could talk alone. John defended Mike and Pat against Lee's accusations that they talk behind her back instead of directly to her face. Pat had to bear witness to Lee defiantly asserting her independence and John's angry declarations that he won't stand by and watch her make mistakes. Gary assured Mike that he'd never ruin their friendship by purposely flirting with or dating Lee. Mike didn't share Gary's optimism towards getting back together with Lee.
Dru: (about Lee) "I can understand your concern, John. If only there were one of us she could talk to."
Pat: "There isn't, Dru. As far as John and I are concerned, she treats us like enemies. When we're together it's sort of--an armed truce."
Production Notes: Sets used for this episode included the exterior of Gary's home (front steps and door) and Lee's bed (only).
SEPTEMBER 2, 1965 (EP. #335)
Alex was agreeable to Karen's reasoning that quarrelling over Ernest was silly. Karen was forthright in telling Alex that she resented having to endure the strained experience she had being alone with Ernest. Alex was contrite after Karen explained that she felt deserted without his support in handling difficult situations. Karen feigned excitement over the two of them having dinner with Ernest and Janet for Alex's benefit. Mary happily told Janet that Alice is enjoying the best summer of her life. Mary was filled with compassion for Janet, who professed her love for Ernest and fears about Karen's presence. Pat didn't blame Missy for unwittingly telling Liz about Mike or causing John and Lee's argument. Missy told Pat about the night Lee broke up with Mike. Pat bit her tongue as she registered Missy's comparison of Gary to Tom and worries that Lee may still want to marry. Alice promised not to break Pat's confidence, though Pat asserted that she shouldn't rely on family to solve her problems. Pat wept over Lee skipping out on having a family outing and John and Lee's fight. Pat and Alice quickly ended their conversation and put on cheerful faces upon Mary's arrival.
Mary: "When I think how Jim and I opposed Alice going to Art School at first--because of you, because you'd gone there."
Janet: (TRYING TO STOP HER) "Mary..."
Mary: "No, I can admit it now---thank heaven. We didn't want her exposed to---those influences. When I think of the happiness we might have deprived her of--because of our foolish prejudice. And that's all it was. It shows you how blind that kind of thinking can make you. I'm just glad that Alice had more sense than we did then---and that we finally came to our senses. And most of all I'm glad that we're good friends now--you and I---and my children. It's nice that you feel you can drop by like this. That makes me very happy, Janet."
Alice: (about Lee and Mike) "...I was just so worried--and Dad made me tell."
Pat: "Dad can always make you tell everything."
Alice: (URGENTLY) "No, he can't. Please trust me, Pat. Just try me. I want it to be like it used to be when we shared our room and we could talk about anything."
SEPTEMBER 3, 1965 (EP. #336)
Ken advised Eric that he stood by Laura to help her cope with Tom's death, but they've had a sham of a marriage for years. Ken was tense as he expressed impatience over getting a divorce and tried to be muster optimism that Janet would marry him. Pat told John that Bill and Missy witnessed Lee breaking up with Mike and flirting with Gary. John was distressed while Pat fretted that Gary may be a poor influence on Lee and they don't have links to her life. John balked at Pat's idea that she occasionally stay with family so that John and Lee could have time alone. John decided he had coddled Lee enough and vowed not to tolerate her hurting Pat. Karen told Ella about arguing with Alex because he deliberately came home late so she and Ernest would talk alone. Ella was displeased over Alex and Karen's plans to have dinner with Ernest and Janet. Janet told Ernest that she's overwhelmed with work and suggested he spend more time with Alex and Karen before she meets them. Ernest and Janet accused each other of having unresolved feelings for Karen and Ken.
Karen: "I was an awful tomboy, wasn't I? Didn't I cry once when Georgie Dwyer told me girls couldn't grow up to be baseball players?"
Ella: "You certainly did. Luckily, about two weeks later you decided dolls were more fun than baseball."
Karen: (COMING FROM THE WINDOW) "I'm not sure I was right."
SEPTEMBER 6, 1965 (EP. #337)
John emphatically informed Lee that their problems will be solved once she accepts Pat as family. Lee fell silent after John insisted that she attend the Labor Day dinner at "The Cascade" with him and the Matthews. Lee weighed the merits of defying John further when he was unyielding towards her accusations that everyone spies on her. John joked to Jim and Mary about buying brand new furniture and getting impatient towards moving into the new house. Lee remained stoic while Jim, Mary, and Alice raved about the house, the neighborhood, and the university being nearby. Bert and Cora were pleased over Alex and Karen having dinner with Ernest and Janet. Alex was impressed by Janet as Cora enthused that she's perfect for Ernest while Karen was silent and tense. Janet reflected upon her past estrangement with her family and told Ernest that it's wonderful that they have accepted her. Jim, Mary, Alice, Pat, John, and Lee arrived just in time to interrupt Janet concluding that Ernest didn't want to spend Labor Day with his family because of Karen.
John: "....We can't get a divorce, you and I. We're father and daughter---no matter what." (SHE PAUSES. THEN, EMPHATICALLY) "And Pat and I are husband and wife---and we're not getting a divorce either."
Lee: "I never said you should!"
John: "No, but you make it clear how you feel about our marriage---and you make things as difficult as you can for us. I can't stop that in one day---but I'm going to stop it, Lee. You and I have never had a problem like this before---but we'll solve it, and, in the meantime--no divorces; we're staying together. When you finally realize that, I think things will go a lot easier---for you too."
John: (about new furniture) "Oh, yes. But, we've had such fun picking out the new things we've bought, we're tempted to get more and more."
Mary: (laughing) "That can be an expensive temptation."
Notes: Last appearance of House Jameson as Bert Gregory.
SEPTEMBER 7, 1965 (EP. #338)
Dru delighted in having his game of solitary chess interrupted by Pat's visit. Pat wept over her presence impeding on John and Lee's lives causing their animosity towards each other. Pat felt that Dru was the only person who could convince John that she doesn't need protection, to be less harsh with Lee, and that she doesn't want John and Lee to fight anymore. Dru compared John's approach with Lee to forgetting the fundamentals in practicing law to remain calm and objective. Dru was blunt but compassionate while warning John that his feud with Lee over Pat is jeopardizing his marriage. Lee and Gary found themselves at an impasse over dating despite Lee swearing she is through with Mike. Lee threw a tantrum over Gary's rejection, which prompted Gary to whisper a warning to himself not to get caught in Lee's problems. Laura swore off Eric's alarm towards her drinking and the messy state of the den. Eric begrudgingly told a skeptical Laura that Ken is doing what is best for them and no longer has Janet as a mistress. Laura denied tormenting herself for attention and spoke cryptically in response to Eric's advice that she be prepared for the worst.
FADE IN: DRU'S ROOM, THE NEXT MORNING. DRU IS ALONE, ENGAGED IN HIS SECRET VICE: SOLITARY CHESS. START IN CU, SO WE CAN'T SEE HE HAS NO PARTNER. HE MUSES, FRETS, PONDERS.
Dru: "That was a good move. Not a great move: a good move. But two can play at this game of chess---and I'm not ready to give up yet---not quite yet. As a matter of fact..." (HE MOVES, SITS BACK TRIUMPHANT) "...try getting out of that." (HE SITS LOOKING AT THE BOARD AND THE LOOK OF TRIUMPH SLOWLY VANISHES TO BE REPLACED BY ONE OF CONCERN. NOW DOLLY BACK SO WE SEE THAT HE IS ALONE. HE TURNS THE BOARD SO HE HAS THE OTHER SIDE NOW AND PONDERS). "Hmmm. Nothing is impossible."
[LATER] Pat: (LOOKING AT THE CHESS BOARD) "Did I interrupt a game?"
Dru: "With myself. One good thing about playing chess with yourself, you can always stop and start when you want. You never have to go looking for a partner...."
Dru: (to Pat) "You bother me!? Why it's as if I'd suddenly opened all the windows in this room and a fresh breeze full of the smell of flowers had swept in."
Pat (smiling) "When you can say things like that, how on earth have you managed to stay single?"
Dru: "Simple. I'm all talk---nothing else, I'm afraid--quite harmless. But don't tell the ladies. It'll be our secret."
SEPTEMBER 8, 1965 (EP. #339)
Dru told Lee that she has changed into an angry, unhappy person due to being consumed by hatred. Lee claimed that forgetting her prejudices and trying to get to know her didn't help her and Pat to bond. Dru couldn't salvage attempts to reach Lee after he inadvertently turned her irate by bringing up her efforts to elope with Mike. Lee pointedly informed Dru that he, John, and Pat failed in stopping her from carrying out her plans. Mike was surprised over Pat's fondness for Lee and assertions that she doesn't understand that Pat has changed since the trial and marrying John. Mike couldn't bring himself to share Pat's belief that Lee still has feelings for him. Lee patronized Mike over confiding in Pat. Janet imparted to Jim the ways Ernest has taught her to trust, accept vulnerability, and consider marriage. Jim was bothered by Janet's past fears of commitment resurfacing because of Alex and Karen. Ernest tried to read Janet's reactions to the topic of having dinner with Alex and Karen as she freshened her makeup. Janet told Ernest that her unsettled feelings towards their romance is comeuppance for thoughtlessly hurting Laura during her affair with Ken.
Dru: "Come in--come in." (LEE COMES IN AND HE CLOSES THE DOOR, TURNS TO SEE HER LOOKING AT THE COOKIES AND CAKES) "Aren't they pretty? There's a new bakery that just opened about a block away. They've got a fancy French name on the window and the cookies and cakes all have fancy, French names, so the only way I can order is by pointing at the ones I want. It works out just as well..."
Lee: "Maybe I'm not your Rosebud anymore."
Dru: (QUIETLY) "That's true, it's the saddest thing anyone has said to me in a long, long time."
Lee: (MOVING AWAY) "You can't stay young and happy and stupid forever."
Dru: (A PAUSE, WATCHING HER, THEN) "Is it stupid to be young and happy? I never knew that."
Lee: (HER BACK TO HIM, SHRUGGING) "You have to grow up sometime, Uncle Dru."
Janet: (to Jim) "For so long, as you know, I didn't let myself think about marriage---much less actually consider it. After the hysterectomy, after Mike Connors broke our engagement because of it, I wouldn't leave myself open to be hurt like that again. Ernest---changed all that. Somehow---I could trust him---I did open up---I was vulnerable again. I still am." (HER VOICE GROWING A LITTLE HARDER) "But I'm learning." (SHE TURNS TO JIM, HER FACE PALE) "I--I can feel that door closing again, Jim---and that's what frightens me. It felt so good---not to be afraid. And it feels so---awful to be afraid again."
Ernest: "Janet, you're being ridiculous."
Janet: (about Laura) "Am I? I had an affair with her husband---for a long time. When we were together, I never thought about her--what she must be feeling, what she must be thinking---at home, alone, wondering, suspecting--afraid to believe her suspicions. That's what's happening to me, I guess. I'm getting a very small taste--of what she must have felt. So you see? There is some justice."
SEPTEMBER 9, 1965 (EP. #340)
Lee belied her feelings for Mike, who stood firm in wanting them to marry for the right reasons. Mike realized he didn't have a future with Lee once she delivered an ultimatum that they elope, or part for good. Alex joked to Karen that Cora was thrilled over their dinner with Ernest and Janet at the Embassy Club. Eric was perplexed by Laura's relaxed mood and considered Laura's theories that she forced Ken out by not forgiving his affair as self-deception. Karen downplayed the past to Alex, who recalled that Ernest nearly beat him up and wondered if they could ever truly be forgiven. Alex quickly changed the subject of their marriage becoming a little strained since they've come back to that of enthusiasm over meeting Janet. Ken informed Janet that he's leaving town for six weeks to establish residence elsewhere to obtain an uncontested divorce. Ken promised Janet that he'll be single once he returns. Janet blamed herself for ruining Ken and Laura's marriage, then gave her opinion that Ken's measures in seeking a divorce from Laura were cold-blooded.
Janet: "Don't you think it's a little cold-blooded this way?"
Ken: "This is the way the lawyer wants me to do it. She'll know about it...very soon. The first thing they do when I arrive and file for divorce is post a notice of it in the papers. At the same time Laura will get a letter from the lawyer, explaining what I'm doing."
(WE HAVE BEEN IN CU/JANET, HER FACE GROWING MORE TROUBLED BY THE MOMENT)
Janet: (LOW, SOME BITTERNESS IN HER VOICE) "How romantic, how tender."
Janet: "I know it's a little late to be squeamish about these things. And you weren't the first married man I was involved with. As you know, there were several others. It was my...pattern." (THERE IS BITTERNESS ON THE LAST WORD) But...this time...someone was really hurt."
Notes: Last appearance of Joe Bennett as Mike Quinn.
SEPTEMBER 10, 1965 (EP. #341)
Ernest was confident that he and Janet would get through the evening without difficulties. Janet told Ernest that she holds herself responsible for the grief Laura has endured and has had insomnia since Ken laid out his plans to obtain a divorce. Ernest and Karen gently chided Alex over constantly being late, which Janet found quite amusing. Alex advised Ernest to make a list of good places and restaurants to go while they marveled over the Embassy Club. Janet and Karen started to bond as they admired the beautiful view of the city from the Embassy Club and their love for modern architecture. Alex toasted to Ernest and Janet and to the beginning of new friendships. Pat tried to get a sullen Lee to have dinner with her and John and then see a movie together. Lee griped about Mike convincing Gary not to date her and being stuck at home. An awkward silence came over the table as Ernest and Karen realized their talk about living on pizza when she was a student nurse made everyone think about the past. Laura howled like a wounded animal upon receiving a legal notice that revealed Ken's plans to divorce her.
Ernest: "That's right Alex, 'cause even when you're not busy, you're late."
Alex: (WITH A SIGH) "Well, I guess it's just something dark and psychological that I'll never understand, but...at least it makes me mysterious and interesting."
Karen: (SMILING) "...and sometimes just a little annoying."
Alex: (PUTTING AN ARM AROUND HER) "Ah, but I have so many charming traits."
SEPTEMBER 13, 1965 (EP. #342)
Laura became mentally unhinged as she attempted to get Ken's whereabouts, then reprimanded herself for making desperate, vain efforts to save her marriage. As she imagined Ken and Janet celebrating his freedom, Laura somnabulistically accepted defeat, spread out the legal notice and placed it on the bar to symbolize finality, and downed pills. Alex's effusive talk about Ernest and Janet being a perfect fit and interacting like married couples was in sharp contrast to Karen's abstract comments. Karen cautiously described that, while she and Ernest were serious and hard-working, she was drawn to Alex because she found a new experience in having fun in life with him. Ernest stated the Baxter's marriage was troubled long before Ken began an affair with Janet, who was upset with himself for moping over Ken's visit during their evening. Ernest affectionately urged Janet not to doubt his love or about Alex and Karen being happily married. Janet's last barrier in accepting Ernest's devotion crumbled as he slipped an engagement ring on her finger. Ernest was interrupted by the phone just as he was about to officially propose.
Janet: (about setting a wedding date) "But why do we have to set a date tonight? We've---we've felt this way about each other for months and we haven't set a date."
Ernest: "Because you set certain conditions. You said I had to face the past first--my past--Karen and Alex--before we could face the future. Well, I've met all your conditions, Janet. I'm like the suitor in the fairy tale who's done everything the king demanded, so now I've come to claim the hand of the princess in marriage." (HE IS SILENT; QUIETLY) "There are no more dragons to kill."
SEPTEMBER 14, 1965 (EP. #343)
Laura, half-conscious and with thick and almost incoherent speech, called to congratulate Janet on winning Ken and promised she'd stop bothering them. Ernest pitied Laura while Janet recounted that Ken made coping difficult because he was indecisive about his marriage and shunned Janet and Dru's objection to Ken's ways of obtaining a divorce. Ernest and Janet deduced that Laura had called after taking sleeping pills and frantically tried to call the Baxter Den. Janet was overcome by horror, prompting her and Ernest to rush over to see Laura. Ernest found Laura in a coma from barbiturate poisoning, ordered an ambulance, and alerted intensive care. Janet cried over being correct about Laura receiving the legal notice and taking sleeping pills. Hal Keefer was apprehensive towards dating Lee because of how quickly she dumped Mike and Gary. Lee ran Hal ragged dancing at "The Joint," then seductively talked him into taking her on a drive in the country. Ernest told Janet about Laura's medical treatment and that the prognosis is uncertain. Janet convinced Ernest to contact Ken, so he's notified about Laura being hospitalized.
Hal: "Well, how long have I known you? A couple years? And all that time---I never took you for a swinger."
Lee: "Maybe I'm not such a swinger."
Hal: "Well, you never like to call it a night--and the last few weeks you went out with Mike, and then Gary, and now me. I always thought you were sort of a---quiet girl."
Lee: "Thanks for not saying square."
Production Notes: "New boy (Hal, 19)" on cast sheet. He would later be given the last name Keefer.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1965 (EP. #344)
Ernest informed an astonished Ken that Laura was in critical condition at Memorial Hospital from overdosing on sleeping pills. Ken frantically booked a flight reservation as he realized he discounted Laura's hints of refusing to live without him. Eric reflected to Ernest and Janet on reaching his capacity as a doctor and friend to Laura and had suspected that she was hoarding pills. Pat tried to emphasize the importance of sleep to prevent John from flying off the handle at Lee. John resolved to exercise his duties as a father against Lee's childish rebellion despite Pat's protests. Lee was prepared for a fight with John when she came home at four in the morning again. Pat was devastated by the heated exchange when John forced Lee to live at home while attending college until she becomes sensible and cooperative. Janet told Ken about Laura's congratulatory call and her receiving the legal notice from his divorce lawyer. Ernest consulted with Ken on Laura's condition and medical treatment she is undergoing in intensive care. Ken was shocked and disturbed upon seeing a comatose Laura.
Pat: "Darling, maybe--maybe you'd better wait and talk to her in the morning--when you've had a chance to get some sleep. You're terribly tired now. You--we always get more upset than we should when we're tired...."
John: "More upset than we should! Pat, the trouble is I haven't got upset enough at Lee. I've let her get away with murder--for months. What she really needs is a good old-fashioned shellacking--right across my knee--until she comes to her senses and realizes I mean what I say."
Ken: (BARELY AUDIBLE) "May I see her?"
Ernest: "Yes. Come with me." (HE GOES OUT. KEN FOLLOWS, THE LETTER CLUTCHED IN HIS HAND. DISSOLVE TO: INTENSIVE CARE ROOM. THE DOCTOR IS GIVING LAURA AN INJECTIONS. AFTER A MOMENT, KEN AND ERNEST ENTER. THEY COME TO THE BED. ERNEST LOOKS AT THE DOCTOR) "Any change?" (THE DOCTOR SHAKES HIS HEAD. CU/KEN STARING DOWN AT LAURA. HIS HANDS COME UP AND COVER HIS FACE. IT IS HORROR, NOT GRIEF--AND NOT OPEN REMORSE YET. WE MUST BE CAREFUL IN THIS ACT THAT KEN, THOUGH SHOCKED, FRIGHTENED, APPALLED, IS NOT IN TEARS, IS NOT REMORSEFUL. THIS IS STILL TO COME AND THE AUDIENCE MUSTN'T SEE HIS REFORMATION TOO QUICKLY--OR GUESS THAT IT IS COMING).
SEPTEMBER 16, 1965 (EP. #345)
Eric showed much decorum when he firmly struck down Ken's thesis that Laura pulled a stunt because she endured sleepless nights and faced her demons without help to hoard the pills she took. Eric advised Ken it was fortunate that Janet had the good sense to guess something was wrong with Laura and the initiative to check on her. Mary was speechless as Janet revealed she had callously disregarded Laura's feelings while having an affair with Ken and that Laura attempted suicide once she was notified of Ken's efforts to get a divorce. Janet begged Mary to tell Pat the truth when Mary predicted Pat might assume all the blame because of Tom's death. Dru was at a loss after Pat confided in him about John and Lee's latest fight and their uncompromising stances. Pat sadly told Dru that her belief that nothing could affect her marriage to John has been shaken because of their problems with Lee. Janet ordered Ken to accept his share of responsibility for putting Laura through so much anguish and resorting to heartless measures in getting a divorce. Ken felt pained by Janet's contention that they deserve to suffer and be punished for the harm they inflicted onto Laura.
Eric: (THOUGHTFUL) "It's strange how it all worked out--with all of you here, all of you involved: you, Miss Matthews, Dr. Gregory. Laura managed to bring you all together---in one place, one moment."
Ken: "(TURNED AWAY, QUIETLY) "Maybe she meant it that way."
(CU/ERIC; HE GLANCES AT KEN) "If you're saying that this was just a---stunt---that Laura didn't really mean to kill herself--you're wrong, Ken. You can't give yourself that comfort."
Mary: "Yes, Janet---very good friends."
Janet: (MARY HAS TOUCHED HER ARM. JANET TAKES HER HAND, CLINGS TO IT) "I feel that way. I---I need your friendship, Mary--and your understanding. You've had to be understanding of me in the past. I'm afraid you'll have to be understanding again---now. I--I just hope this won't end the friendship that's just begun between us."
Ken: (about Laura's condition) "No, it's not just one of those things. It's more important than that---much more important."
Janet: "Do you really feel that way?"
Ken: "Of course, I'm not inhuman." (CU/JANET; STARING AT HIM. SHE COMPRESSES HER LIPS) "No comment to that?"
Janet: "Is one necessary?"
Production Notes: "EP. #345 (Revised)." An original draft was not in the collection. Exchanges mentioned in the next episode that may've been in the original script: Eric encouraged Janet not to judge herself so harshly. John and Pat nearly argued while discussing the shouting match he had with Lee. Eric finally convinced Janet to leave the hospital and get some rest. Otherwise, there are no story developments or significant events missing.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1965 (EP. #346)
Mary told Pat about Russ and Alice getting ready for the fall semester, then fretted over hearing about John's fight with Lee. Pat grew distraught over Laura's attempted suicide and that the papers would link it and Janet's affair with Ken to Tom's murder trial. Mary spoke with much conviction towards also holding Tom and Ken responsible for Laura's heartache while comforting Pat. Ernest felt helpless in convincing Janet that wishing to change the past was the wrong way to think. Janet advised Ernest that Pat mustn't blame herself and that she's prepared to be rejected by the family once again. Ernest was modest in accepting Ken's gratitude for getting Laura admitted to the hospital. Ken and Janet glumly thought about the terrible press everyone is bound to get. Eric and Ernest were excited when Laura's body reacted to pain-a definitive sign that she was coming out of her coma. Janet impressed upon Ken the significance of the first words he'll say to Laura when she regains consciousness. Janet firmly told Ken that he was lying to himself in thinking she ever loved him or that they have a future together. Ken was consumed with emotions as he watched Laura awaken.
Pat: "How are Dad and Alice and Russ?"
Mary: "All fine. Alice is chafing at the bit to start full-time classes at the Art Institute, and Russ got his final card from summer school. He did much better. I just hope well enough he'll be able to get into a junior college this term. Your father's checking some of the colleges now to see if he can register."
Pat: "I hope my brother is finally getting a hold on himself...."
Janet: "This happened at just the right moment---just when I was beginning to have a family again, just when they were beginning to be able to forget everything I've been, everything I'd done, and accept me---as a person."
Ernest: "This won't change that, Janet."
Janet: "Won't it? It'll be in the papers---about Laura [....] "Mary still has two children to raise---Alice and Russ. I'm afraid I'll be a "bad influence" again, the welcome mat won't be out to me anymore..."
Ernest: (to Janet) "How can you be so clear and considerate about everyone else---and so stubborn and cruel to yourself?"
Janet: "Because I don't deserve consideration. The seeds I helped sow have been reaped---and this is the harvest."
Production Notes: "EP. #346 (Revised)." Revisions were on the original script pages. Crossed-out dialogue was replaced with the original lines being rephrased in type. Penciled-in dialogue were additions. An appearance by Joey Trent as Russ Matthews was considered. Ultimately, the character came home for a visit but was not seen on-camera.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1965 (EP. #347)
Ken was relieved that Laura was transferred out of intensive care. Ken tried to compose himself as he witnessed Laura reenacting her last moments prior to falling into a coma. Eric informed Ken that Laura will be getting psychiatric help once the effects of the sleeping pills wear off. Ken was unsure of resuming his divorce plans but maintained he still loves Janet and not Laura. Janet told Ernest about urging Ken to reconcile with Laura but was curious on whether he'd consider it. Ernest was glad when Janet promised that she wasn't avoiding the subject of discussing his marriage proposal. Janet impulsively told Ernest that she couldn't accept the engagement ring while there are still unresolved issues between Ken and Laura. Laura sobbed in despair when she realized she had recovered from her overdose. John guessed rightly that Pat was trying too hard to be enthusiastic over moving into their new house. John made Pat understand that Janet made a great sacrifice in revealing her affair to stop Pat from assuming all the blame for Laura's attempted suicide. Ken's awkward efforts in telling Laura that he cares about her were all in vain. Laura fell silent after Ken revealed that Janet helped save her life.
Notes: Last appearance of Michael Ingram as Dr. Eric Hilker.
Production Notes: Transition from Act 3-4.
DISSOLVE TO: LAURA'S HOSPITAL ROOM. SHE IS LYING, STARING AT THE CEILING, MORE ALERT NOW. THE NURSE SITS NOT FAR FROM HER, HALF MEDICAL ATTENDANT, HALF WATCHDOG....
John: (GRINNING) "Darling, don't be silly---I can take off my own shoes."
Pat: (PUSHING HIS HAND BACK AND PROCEEDING TO REMOVE HIS SHOES) "I've read about it in books and I've seen it in the movies. There's no reason why I can't do it too. If I were really a good wife, I'd have your slippers and pipe waiting for you."
John: (REACHING DOWN AND RAISING PAT TO SIT NEXT TO HIM ON THE COUCH) "Just the way you are, you're a perfect wife, so kindly don't improve any---or you'll have me wanting to stay home from work all day just to enjoy your attentions."
SEPTEMBER 21, 1965 (EP. #348)
Bill questioned his own judgement in placating Liz, who snapped at him for being in a rush to see Missy. Liz was enraged over a newspaper article that covered Laura's attempted suicide, mentioned Pat's murder trial, and made conjectures on the Baxter's estrangement to Ken and Janet. Bill admonished Liz over her pre-occupation with the Matthews' name being in the papers. Liz and Bill acknowledged that they had strong, opposing views on family and agreed not to discuss the matter further. Missy told Lee that she thinks she earned enough money during the summer to pay for her first semester at college. Lee ranted to Missy about her dorm reservation being cancelled and limits being set on the time she can go out in the evenings. Missy failed to reach an obstinate Lee, who referred to Pat as a trouble-maker who ruins people's lives. Ken told Janet that Laura was angry after she regained consciousness because she had meant to commit suicide. Janet was certain that Ken could help improve Laura's well-being by trying to build a new life with her. Ken realized he had been blind to everything in his life once he confessed to Janet that he doesn't see a future for them.
Three Column Headline: "MOTHER OF MURDERED BOY TRIES SUICIDE."
Liz: (reading) ".....After taking the sleeping pills, Mrs. Baxter made one phone call, to Miss Janet Matthews, a woman who works in the same office with her estranged husband. Miss Matthews is the aunt of Patricia Matthews, who was freed of the charge of murder of the Baxter son on the basis of temporary insanity. The reason for the call to Janet Matthews is still not known. Both Miss Matthews and Mr. Baxter have refused to discuss the nature of the call, but rumor has linked Miss Matthews and Mr. Baxter in the breakup of the Baxter marriage....."
Liz: "Do you think I enjoy seeing things like this about our family on the front page of the paper?"
Bill: "No---enjoy isn't exactly the word for it, but it gives you something to get excited and upset about."
Liz: "And I like being upset, I suppose."
Bill: "I'd better not answer that. I'll see you tonight."
Liz: "That's really all you have to say?"
Bill: "What do you want me to say: Naughty Aunt Janet? What she does is her business."
Bill: (TOUCHING HIS CHEST WITH HIS FINGERS) "I'm only responsible for what I do to the Matthews name. That's what I care about---and that's all you have to worry about."
Liz: "Unfortunately, we're not the only people named Matthews."
Bill: "Aunt Janet's got as much right to the name as you have---more; she was born with it. And she's got a right to live her own life too, without us passing judgement on it. Besides, you've always hated her."
(CU/LIZ; BRIDLES; HER EYES GO DARKER) Liz: "Hate is a strong word, Bill."
Bill: "In this case, it's the right one. Look, there's no use our discussing this. We'll never see eye to eye on the subject of the family."
Liz: "I'm beginning to wonder if we'll ever see eye to eye again on anything."
Bill: "I don't know---but I've got to go. I'm keeping Missy waiting."
Liz: (COLORING, QUELLING THE ANGER THAT RISES) "By all means, go then. You mustn't keep Missy waiting." (HE STARTS FOR THE DOOR) "But in spite of what you say, I consider this the end. Janet is no longer welcome in this house!"
Bill: (PAUSING AT THE DOOR) "When was she ever welcome here?"
Production Notes: "Under play Lee." "Cut into-Liz reads paper, cut to [Missy/Lee scene]."
SEPTEMBER 22, 1965 (EP. #349)
Jim and Mary were like-minded in finding it difficult to accept Janet's transgressions. Mary unhappily admitted she doesn't approve of Janet's affair with Ken and was most concerned about her influence on Alice. Jim viewed the situation as a test on their ability to forgive, proposing they take a sympathetic approach to Janet. Liz and Mary agreed that the scandal was degrading to the family and could affect Jim's accounting firm and Bill's prospective law practice. Mary grew intolerant towards Liz's self-righteous stance on preserving the Matthews' name from a bad reputation by confronting Janet on her immoral behavior. Janet swore to Ken he would be tempting fate if Laura were to live alone in a small apartment or hotel that didn't have reminders of the past. Ken confided to Janet his tormented thoughts of life without Laura and his inability to find solutions to their problems. Janet was touched by Ken crediting her with helping him realize he had let anger and resentment cloud his feelings for Laura and his marriage. Ken spoke candidly to Laura about his conflicting emotions and uncertainties but promised Laura that he wanted them to start over.
Janet: "Loneliness isn't a house or an apartment, Ken. It's not outside us at all. It's in here." (SHE TOUCHES HER CHEST).
Jim: "Really? Alice and Russ?"
Mary: "Well, I think she feels, since Russ was away all summer, and since they'll both be going back to school in a week, this is one of the few chances they'll have to be together."
Jim: "That never influenced her before."
Mary: (REFLECTING) "Well, she always had Pat before---right there in the same room with her. Now Pat's gone---and then Russ was gone all summer, and he'll be going away to school in a week. Alice has never been this alone before."
Jim: (NODDING) "And suddenly even the company of her younger brother becomes desirable."
Liz: "And how long can we go on excusing her, Mary, justifying everything she does, saying, "Poor Janet, she was hurt once, so she can do anything she wants now." We've all been hurt, Mary. But it didn't turn us into immoral people."
Mary: (about confronting Janet) "You're going to go to Janet and hold up to her the fact that we have children, knowing that she doesn't, that she can't?"
Liz: "Thank heaven she can't have children! Can you imagine what they'd see and hear?"
SEPTEMBER 23, 1965 (EP. #350)
Ken told Dru that he dropped the divorce suit and that he and Laura are going forward with a reconciliation. Dru gave Ken profound wisdom in forgetting "what ifs," learning from mistakes, and moving forward in life. Ken reflected on Dru's remarks that many things can obscure true feelings and it may take drastic measures to realize the truth. Lee felt the cold weight from her chest melt away as Dru said he's worried that she's outgrown their friendship and misses her being his chess partner. Dru carefully broached the subject of Lee starting college, which led her to complain about living at home and John's distrust towards her. Janet happily told Mary that Ken came to his senses once he was forced to consider life without Laura and that they are reuniting. Janet grew teary-eyed when Mary promised that nothing has changed hermind about them being family. Laura was ecstatic over Ken's ideas of selling their house and moving to Los Angeles, first staying in hotels and then buying a small house. Ken told Laura he requested a job transfer to head the West Coast of his company. Ken assured Laura that his motives are to put the past behind them and not to run away from Janet.
Ken: "But if I'd been able to understand then what I understand now...."
Dru: "Ah, that's the biggest 'if' in the world, Mr. Baxter. And we're all subject to it---"If I'd known then what I know now." Unfortunately, life doesn't work that way. Sometimes we need more than words, more than people telling us what's right. Life has to teach us---with experience, and sometimes the experience isn't a pleasant one, as you've just seen."
Lee: (about John) "He doesn't trust me. Just because he married a girl like Pat Matthews, he thinks every girl is like her. Well, I'm not going to get pregnant, if that's what he's worried about."
Dru: (STARING AT HER) "Oh, Lord, child. Is this what's in your mind?" (SHE IS SILENT) "Have you said this to John or Pat?"
Lee: "No, but I will if I want to!"
Dru: "Listen to me, Lee. If I've ever meant anything to you, if we've ever meant anything to each other---listen to me. Don't, Lee. Don't ever say that to your father."
SEPTEMBER 24, 1965 (EP. #351)
John wouldn't leave for the office until Pat told him her good news. John was optimistic that Ken and Laura's reconciliation would be the end of tragedies for them and alleviate all of Pat's lingering guilt over Tom's death and Laura's anguish. John said Lee's attitude was hurting their marriage when he declined Pat's suggestion that he give in a little to her. Pat's good mood got her to reminisce about sharing a room with Alice while they were growing up. Alice told Pat that she feels conflicted because Mary taught them that infidelity in a marriage was wrong but now doesn't want them to be judgmental towards Janet. Pat talked about the mistakes she made with Tom, but told Alice she'll learn that love and respect can be the most beautiful things in the world. Janet's habit of being uneasy around Laura vanished when Laura praised her in saving her life. Janet wept with joy after Ken and Laura expressed their gratitude for getting them to remember their love for each and that they belonged together.
Pat: "Well, youngster, how are you?"
Alice: "That's the first time you've called me that in a long time."
Laura (to Janet): "Even if you're right, it doesn't cancel my debt to you. If Ken had got involved with a woman less...less moral than you...(THESE WORDS MARK THE MILLENIUM FOR LAURA, AND BOTH WOMEN KNOW IT)...yes...moral...he and I wouldn't be together now. It's strange how life sometimes works things out. But the truth is, in the end, my marriage was saved by your morality. And I couldn't leave here unless you knew it." (SILENCE. THE WOMEN FACE EACH OTHER)
Pat: "Really, John, a prominent and successful lawyer shouldn't arrive at the office with his tie crooked."
John: (SMILING) "Hasn't it ever occurred to you that I purposely tie it that way every morning?"
John: "So you'll come over and straighten it, and, then...(HE GRABS HER WAIST, PULLS HER CLOSE)...so I can do this." (HE KISSES HER, FIRMLY, WARMLY, WHEN THEY BREAK, SHE LAUGHS)
Pat: "You're sneaky!"
John: "That's right. I never said I wasn't."
Notes: Last appearances of William Prince and Augusta Dabney as Ken and Laura Baxter.
Exit Scenes: (to Janet at her apartment)
Ken Baxter: "Goodbye. I'll never forget you or what you've done."
Laura Baxter: "Goodbye Janet."
SEPTEMBER 27, 1965 (EP. #352)
Janet told Ernest how Laura transformed into a youthful, beautiful, happy woman now that she and Ken reconciled. Ernest and Janet's faces reflected radiant hope after she remarked they can all begin to live again. Janet promised Ernest that she has completely put Ken in a past chapter of her life. Ernest didn't deny that he was profoundly hurt by Karen breaking their engagement but swore he's not in love with her any longer. Bill was saddened by Liz's admission that she doesn't want to socialize with people who are incapable of understanding her woes and wears fancy clothes while dining alone. Liz cringed while telling Bill that Mary made an error in judgment for not turning against Janet when she has impressionable children who could be adversely influenced. Mary told Alice that she and Jim didn't want to deceive her by keeping Ken and Janet's affair a secret from her. Mary and Alice agreed that John is perfect for Pat because he loves Pat unconditionally like Jim. Mary gave Alice sage advice about there are no guarantees in finding the right man, but that protection lies in not compromising oneself or values. Janet quickly called Mary to tell her she has accepted Ernest's marriage proposal.
Ernest: (QUIETLY) "So...it's beginning for them...and it's over for you."
Janet: "Yes. I did some things I'll never forgive myself for. It almost ended tragically...for Laura...for all of us, but, thank God, it didn't...and we can all begin to live again."
Ernest: (A FAINT SMILE, HIS EYES FIXED ON HERS) "Does that include us, Janet?"
Production Notes: Two tapes used of September 24 (EP. #351) featuring Janet, Laura, and Ken for Janet's flashbacks during this episode.
SEPTEMBER 28, 1965 (EP. #353)
Pat lamented over the delay in moving into the new house and the animosity between John and Lee. Mary told Pat that Janet was so deeply affected by Laura's near suicide that she has become a changed woman and is marrying Ernest. Mary reminded Pat that she has her own responsibilities and shouldn't worry about Alice. Pat grew upset while telling Mary that she, John, and Lee are at an impasse because John and Lee won't make compromises. Mrs. Weber was taken aback by Lee's ambivalence over school and placing blame on Pat for ruining her life with John. Lee scoffed at Mrs. Weber's fondness for Pat and hinted at plans to leave home. Bill encouraged Missy to have pride in graduating from high school and earning a college scholarship. Missy gently declined Bill's offer to help her pay for school so she wouldn't be juggling classes and work. Bill was happy that having dinner and hanging out at "The Joint" eased Missy's butterflies over school. Bill told Missy that Pat asked him to play matchmaker for Alice, who is in a tailspin over Janet. Bill and Missy spotted Tony and thought he might be good for Alice.
Pat: "Alice needs to meet some really nice boy...maybe Bill when I have a chance. I'll call him."
Mary: (about Alice) "Pat, you mustn't concern yourself with this."
Pat: "But Alice is my sister."
Mary: "But you have your own responsibilities now. You have..." (SHE STOPS)
Pat: (HER FACE CLOUDING) "Yes. I have Lee. What is she? My sister? My daughter? My enemy?"
Bill: (SMILING SLIGHTLY) "I'm glad you feel that way, but I'm not sure why."
Missy: "Because, whenever I'm afraid---you find some way to make me feel better."
Bill: "Don't you? It's because I love you, Missy. Hadn't you noticed? (HE TOUCHES THE RING ON THE CHAIN AROUND HER NECK) That's what this ring is supposed to do---remind you of it. If I have to remind you, then the ring's not doing its job."
SEPTEMBER 29, 1965 (EP. #354)
Lee was wooden towards John's excitement about college being a major milestone in life. John put discouragement aside to negotiate a truce with Lee on the condition that she change her attitude towards college and not stay out late. Lee softened when John reflected on the close relationship they once had. Lee bristled in response to John hastily including Pat in his hopes that the three of them can make peace. Jim told Bill that Alice has been shaken by the articles of Janet due to the values and morals in which she was raised. Bill echoed Jim's sentiments that Liz is inflexible regarding Janet, but needs their support to help her grieve for Will. Bill talked Alice into going on a blind date with his fraternity brother, Tony Douglas, whom Bill described as a terrific, handsome guy. Ernest graciously accepted Alex's apology for hurting him and offered congratulations over his engagement. Alex unintentionally made the atmosphere strained by saying Ernest found the love he and Karen share and it alleviates some guilt. Ernest joked with Jim, Mary, and Janet about the two women being excellent but humble cooks. Jim gave an honest, eloquent toast to Ernest and Janet. Alice warmly embraced Janet and wished her much happiness once Alice's love for her aunt resurfaced.
ACT II: The Matthews' House:
PRODUCTION NOTE (ACT II): ALICE EMERGES FROM THE HOUSE WEARING HER PAINTING CLOTHES---SWEATSHIRT AND JEANS (IF YOU CAN PLEASE GET HER A 007 SWEATSHIRT. YOU CAN GET THEM AT "SERENDIPITY 3" ON EAST 60TH STREET. SHE COULD WEAR IT OFTEN. IT COULD BE A KIND OF TRADEMARK. IF SHE IS WEARING IT BILL SAYS: "Hello, double oh seven," AND SHE DRAWS AN IMAGINARY PISTOL FROM HER HIP AND SAYS, "Pow!" IF NOT, BILL SIMPLY SAYS, "Hello, Alice."
Bill: (to Alice) "....We could double tomorrow night---you and he and Missy and I."
Jim: (INTERVENING) "Why don't you go, Alice? Your mother and I are invited to the Frazer's for dinner tomorrow night, so you'd be having dinner alone at home. And from Bill's description it doesn't sound like you'll have a dull time."
Bill: (GRINNING) "That's right. If he should turn out to be a dud, there's always my sparkling conversation."
Jim: "I'd like to say..." (TURNING TO ERNEST) "...that the woman you plan to marry is my favorite sister. Of course, she was my only sister..." (THE OTHERS LAUGH) "....but I think she'd have been my favorite if I'd had a hundred." (HIS VOICE HAS GROWN SERIOUS. THE MOOD IN THE ROOM CHANGES) "I've always had a very special place in my heart for Janet---for a good reason. She's a very special person." The world's full of good people and bad ones, honorable ones, dishonorable ones." (HE GLANCES AT ALICE. THIS IS MEANT FOR HER. CU/ALICE, LISTENING) "And there's some good and some bad in every one of us. From one day to the next, from one moment to the next, either side of us can be on the other. What counts in any of us is the long run, how we make out on average." (HE SMILES) "You see, I can never forget I'm an accountant. All I want to say is, Janet's younger than I am---so I've known her every minute of her life--and, I'd say Janet is one of the people I admire most in this world. And I'd say that if we weren't related at all---What's good in Janet is very, very good, absolutely first quality---grade A."
Notes: The lines in red are crossed-out, then circled making it uncertain if they were cut or not.
SEPTEMBER 30, 1965 (EP. #355)
Liz concealed her disdain over Dru's ties to Pat's murder trial when Bill mentioned that Dru is his trial techniques professor and faculty advisor. Liz harped on Janet's promiscuity rather than accept Bill's belief that Janet will marry Ernest. Bill accused Liz of focusing too much on the negative side of things and framing Janet as cheap. Liz expressed hurt and bitterness through acerbic comments to Bill about his naivete and concern for Jim and Mary's family at the expense of his own. Alex talked to Karen about making peace with Ernest and looked forward to having dinner with him and Janet. Karen told Alex that Cora's subtle hints about having grandchildren made her think they may have been living life for themselves. Karen related how it was difficult to have any independence with being poor and working at the hospital, but she had purpose in her life. Alice was full of apprehension about her blind date when she arrived at "The Joint" with Bill and Missy. Bill advised Alice that Tony is a halfback on the college football team and depressed because of a recent breakup. Alice made a valiant effort to turn her eyes away from Tony and stumbled through conversation and ordering dinner. Tony got Alice to let down her guard as they slow danced. Alice swooned in Tony's arms and laid her head on his shoulder.
Bill (LEANING TO ALICE, TAKING HER HAND) "Don't worry, Alice. I'm your cousin. Would I steer you wrong on a thing like this?"
Alice: "It's not that, Bill. I've never liked blind dates much."
Bill: "I know, but I told you...you're doing this as a favor to me. And to Tony. He was going with this girl for quite a while and he was really dragged when they broke up. So I figured nobody could cheer him up faster and better than my cousin Alice."
Alice: "I think you got the wrong girl."
Bill: "And this is my cousin, Alice Matthews."
Tony: "Hello, Alice."
(CU/ALICE; FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HER LIFE SHE IS NEARLY SPEECHLESS.)
Tony: "Did Bill explain why I'm late? I had practice 'til just half an hour ago, then I had to go home and change."
Alice: "Yes, Till bold me...I mean, Bill told me. It's...it's all right."
Bill: "You know what? I think Alice's hate on men is just about over."
Missy: (SMILING BACK AT HIM) "You know what? I agree with you."
Character description of Tony Douglas: "He is dazzling, tall, slim, athletic, insouciant, handsome...in short, a collegiate matinee idol, and veteran of many a collegiate matinee. He isn't oily or slinky or arrogant. If anything he is sometimes a little withdrawn which dazed girls take for a poetic quality. They are wrong. It is the only visible symptom of Tony's weakness. He is a young man who has been pushed too long and too hard by a driving, successful, and dominating father. It has weakened something vital in him, but his youth, intelligence and vitality are still strong enough to hold him together and up. That will not always be so."
OCTOBER 1, 1965 (EP. #356)
Tony dispelled Alice's grievances towards Bill for engineering their blind date because of her being morose and his recent breakup. Alice listened intently to Tony, who said his future seems to be laid out for him to be a lawyer like his father. Both turned sheepish when: Tony connected Alice's family to John being Pat's defense lawyer; Alice blurted out her preference for slightly older men. Tony invited Alice to the first football game of the season and a date afterwards. Pat sketched the new house's living room to arrange the furniture. Pat was delighted that Alice was ecstatic and not upset with her and Bill, but fought impulses to laugh while she gushed over Tony. Pat finally lost it when Alice made superlatives about their relationship and his abilities as a football player. Karen was caught off guard by Alex's lectures on married women who work neglecting their marriage and husbands. Alex effusively talked of the dinner preparations and joked that Ernest cajoled Janet into accepting his proposal. Ernest and Karen briefly made eye contact when he escorted her to the dining room. Karen levelled with Alex about her desires to settle down, establish roots, and return to nursing part-time.
Alice: (about Tony) "I mean he is the most magnificent, handsome, rugged, sensitive, poetic hunk of a man I have ever laid eyes on in my entire nineteen years." CU/PAT, STARING AT ALICE, DESPERATELY FIGHTING THE IMPULSE TO LAUGH) "What are you grinning at?"
Pat: "Was I grinning? I'm sorry. I was just thinking..." (SHE STOPS)
Pat: "I don't know. I just had such a strange picture of this boy---rugged, sensitive, poetic---the picture changed with every word; it doesn't seem to fit together."
Alice: (FIRMLY) "Take my word for it, sister dear, no one---no one fits together like this masterpiece of masculinity."
CU/PAT, FIGHTING LAUGHTER AGAIN.
Alice: (OBSERVING HER) "Don't you believe me?"
Pat: "Oh, yes, of course, but---you know you are sometimes given to slight exaggeration, Alice."
Alice: (AGAIN SOLEMN AND FIRM) "In this case, I am guilty of the most flagrant understatement."
Alex: "I propose a toast. To my---brother---and to the very beautiful and charming woman he has had the impeccable good taste to bully, threaten and cajole into accepting his proposal of marriage."
Janet: (SMILING) "He didn't have to bully, threaten or cajole at all. I practically twisted his arm."
Notes: Tony mentions that he served two years in the United States Air Force prior to starting college and is 22 years old. His father was in the Air Force during WWII.
OCTOBER 4, 1965 (EP. #357)
Bill was taken aback but quite humored when Alice recounted with ease the kickoff return for sixty yards and catch in the end-zone despite that Alice had only attended a few games thus far. Alice chided Bill for fibbing to arrange her date with Tony, then Alice enumerated on her fingers the times she's seen Tony: the blind date, at the game, dinner with him and his father, church, and a drive in the country. Tony and Alice noted the special qualities they see in each other. Alice melted inside after Tony changed the subject from his potential football career to learn more about her. John told Pat that Lee made them miserable in the apartment and he's solely focused on the future and making their house a happy home. Pat was filled with joy over John's instructions to run the house as she sees fit, adopt her character, and consider it her own. Lee wasn't grateful to Pat for reminding John that she'll have difficulties in leaving the apartment because she lived there most of her life. Lee shot down John's offer that they have dinner together while the new house gets settled. Lee was overwhelmed by pain and sorrow as she looked around the apartment one last time before grabbing John's pipe rack.
Alice: (TO BILL, ABOUT TONY) "What a man! What a fantastic, beautiful, incredible man."
Bill: (SUPPRESSING LAUGHTER) "Well, he's not quite Superman..."
OCTOBER 5, 1965 (EP. #358)
John and Pat struggled to remain patient with arranging the furniture. John called Pat the mistress of the house and encouraged her to assert herself in shaping it into a home. Pat stayed uneasy despite John's claims that the three of them have privacy, but he won't enable Lee to cause friction in their new place. Alice enjoyed watching John and Pat poke fun at themselves over spoiling each other. Alice bridled at Pat, who laughed at her excessive praise of Tony's looks and athleticism. Pat had a brief memory of meeting Tom at the campus bridge, where Alice planned to see Tony. Alice mentioned the dichotomy of Tony being a scary giant playing football but kind and gentle with her. Pat gave Alice a stern warning to avoid boys who have inappropriate expectations for girls. Karen told Ernest she always had confidence in him becoming a superb doctor. Ernest noticed that Karen seemed envious of his and Janet's lives having purpose and connections to the world. Karen told Alex that visiting Ernest's office and touring the hospital inspired her to return to nursing. Alex whined about their social lives suffering if Karen starts working. Karen advised Alex to decide to accept her decision or not.
John: "You're free to do anything you want here. In that way, you're the boss---over me, Lee, and Mrs. Weber."
Pat: "But I wouldn't pretend to tell Mrs. Weber how to run things...."
John: (INTERRUPTING) "When we were first married I could tell that you were hesitant about asserting yourself in the apartment, because you were new there. But we're all equally new here---including Mrs. Weber. And we're all waiting for your orders. So, please, darling, don't be afraid to give them. You're the mistress of the house."
Pat: "That's a big responsibility."
John: (SMILING) "You're a big person."
Production Notes: "The Randolph Apt. living room will not be used again. Henceforth the living room in the house will simply be referred to as the Randolph living room."
Notes: Beginning with this episode, the hand-written notes become very critical of the scripts, especially of Alex and Karen. These could have been done by a producer or Agnes Nixon prior to her replacing James Lipton as Head Writer.
OCTOBER 6, 1965 (EP. #359)
Jim affectionately calmed Alice's nerves after she tidied the living room in preparation for her evening with Tony. Alice thought the world of Jim and Mary expressing pride in her becoming a mature young woman and the artwork she's been doing. Jim and Mary quelled their concerns over Alice getting serious about a boy by reserving judgment until they meet him. Alice made facial expressions to subtlety give signals to Jim and Mary whenever she was chagrined at something they'd say or do. Tony told Jim and Mary that his father declined an appointment to a judge in favor of staying involved in politics. Jim agreed with Alice's assessment over Tony's athletic skills. Tony offered to buy tickets for them to attend his next game. Janet told Ernest that she received a letter from Ken, which read that Ken heads the agency in California, he and Laura found a little house overlooking the ocean, they've finally distanced themselves from the past, and are rebuilding their marriage. Janet's emotions shifted from contentment to fear when Ernest said that Karen is returning to nursing. Cora was sympathetic and compassionate to Karen's plight over Alex's objections to the demands and time her job would take adversely affecting their marriage. Cora decided to talk with Alex so that he and Karen could resolve their disagreements in her working.
Alice: "Would---would you mind awfully not smoking your pipe---just 'til Tony gets here? It makes the room sort of full of---well, pipe smoke."
Jim: (SUPPRESSING A GRIN, SHAKING HIS HEAD SLIGHTLY) "I hope this boy is worth all this."(HE LEANS FORWARD AND DUTIFULLY KNOCKS THE PIPE OUT IN AN ASH TRAY. CU/ALICE, WATCHING, EAGLE-EYED. THE INSTANT HE SITS BACK, SHE SPRINGS FOR THE ASH TRAY, STANDS LOOKING AROUND FOR A PLACE TO DISPOSE OF THE ASHES, FINALLY SETTLES ON THE FIREPLACE, HASTILY DUMPS THEM AND BRINGS THE ASH TRAY BACK TO THE TABLE).
Jim: "Where has this neatness been all these years, Alice? I thought I'd seen every one of the many sides of your character. But tonight has revealed a brand new one. The neat, meticulous Alice Matthews."
Janet: (about dinner) "I'm sure it'll be a lovely evening. As a matter of fact, the only thing that bother me about this parade of congratulatory dinners is the weight I'm going to gain from all the good food. Another week like this last one and I won't be able to get into my clothes."
Ernest: "You got into that one very nicely. I'd call it a perfect fit."
Jim: "From the way Alice has been talking about him, he sounds like a combination of Rock Hudson, Mickey Mantle and Sir Galahad...."
OCTOBER 7, 1965 (EP. #360)
Bill laid into Missy for choosing not to tell him that she is working at "The Joint" two nights a week while attending school. Bill became immediately repentant because his anger made Missy devastated and frightened. Missy promised to tell Bill if she becomes overwhelmed with school and working if he agreed not to get angry with her again. Mrs. Weber was deeply pained by Lee ranting about the new room being a dungeon and that the family seems to be at war rather than talking things out. Lee brushed off Mrs. Weber's fears that bad things will happen if she does something foolish to test John's trust. Lee turned up the radio and snuck out of her room through the French door to the garden. Lee persuaded a hesitant Hal to ditch his date and take a drive with her. Dru described John and Pat's new house as a fitting setting for a long, happy marriage. Pat was pleased that Dru is Bill's faculty advisor and regards him as the brightest student in his class. Pat deemed Dru perceptive due to his impression that Liz is an overbearing mother. Pat maintained that John and Lee aren't solving anything because of their stubborn natures. Dru and John grew pale and angry when they found Lee's room empty.
Pat: (to Dru) "Do you think we've arranged the furniture right?" (AS DRU LOOKS AROUND)
John: "Before you answer, Dru, please remember that if your answer is negative, I'll have to push furniture again. So, if you value our friendship...."
Dru: (SMILING; TURNING TO PAT) "I think the room is perfect, Pat. I wouldn't change a thing---except maybe that couch. If it were over there...." (HE POINTS TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROOM)
John: "You traitor!"
Dru: (about Pat) "She's just like her mother---mother hen to the world---always trying to find ways to feed you---or do something for you."
John: "I sort of like that trait---since I'm the frequent beneficiary of it."
OCTOBER 8, 1965 (EP. #361)
John fumed over Lee defying his rules against going out because she wouldn't consent to a curfew. Pat tried to put things into perspective by relating Lee's behavior to her feelings of loss and loneliness she had after the trial. Pat was candid about being frightened over the consequences of John and Lee being too stubborn to compromise. Alex became defensive when Cora admitted that she got Karen to tell her about their disagreement over her working. Cora stayed calmly objective despite Alex's insolence towards women juggling work while keeping a happy a marriage. Alex jumped to conclusions that Karen must be discontent with life and views their marriage as meaningless. Alex fell silent when Cora asked if his protests against Karen involve Ernest. Karen beseeched Alex to have faith that working will give her purpose and improve their marriage. Alex declared that the discussion was pointless and said he must accept Karen's decision since she had accepted a job at Memorial Hospital. Lee was unapologetic to John for disobeying him by sneaking out of the house. John grew incensed while Lee taunted him over his hypothetical questions about locking her room. John slapped Lee after she cruelly accused him of thinking every girl will make the same mistakes that Pat made.
John: "No one has been spying on you. We took a house where you could have your own room, in your own part of the house, with your own entrance. You were given complete privacy, complete responsibility---because we thought we could trust you. We were wrong! What do you suggest we do now? Lock this door, keep the key, treat you like a complete child?"
Lee: (QUIETLY) "You'd better nail the windows down too."
John: "....If necessary."
Lee: (HER TEMPER FLARING) "Then nail them down! What are you afraid of!? What do you think I'll do if I go out?! I know what's wrong with you. You're just used to certain kinds of girls. You think every girl's like that. I guess you think I'll get pregnant, I'll have an abortion! Well, don't worry! My name's not Patricia Matthews...."
(NOT ANOTHER WORD PASSES HER LIPS. JOHN SLAPS HER WITH ALL HIS STRENGTH, NEARLY KNOCKING HER OUT. CU/LEE, REELING BACK, HER HAND TO HER SMARTING FACE. CU/JOHN, STANDING LOOKING AT HER, HIS FACE BLOODLESS WITH ANGER. CU/PAT, LOOKING AT THEM BOTH, HER WORLD CRUMBLING)
Notes: Last appearance of Florence Williams as Cora Gregory.
OCTOBER 11, 1965 (EP. #362)
Mary urged Pat to think of her childhood home as a comforting place and not find fault in confiding in her parents. Pat told Mary that Lee defied John by sneaking out and aired her frustrations about John and Lee leaving things unresolved. Pat tried to keep herself together while telling Mary that John slapped Lee in a fit of rage for her cruel remarks about Pat's past pregnancy and abortion. Mary objected to Pat's notion that John and Lee's feud would end if she weren't married to John and didn't live with them. Mary and Pat were dismayed to learn that John and Lee haven't spoken to each other since the argument. Bill paced the floor while thinking about Missy and was apprehensive over confiding his troubles to Liz. Bill told Liz that Missy won't budge over putting herself through college without any financial help from him. Liz gave her unsolicited theory that Missy is taking advantage of him and purposely exhausting herself so Bill will run himself ragged in finding ways to help her. John emphatically told Pat that she got Lee to succeed in driving her out of the house. Pat thought John's ideas to handle Lee based on each circumstance and beliefs that Lee will stop maligning her were without merit. Pat asked John if his motivations involved helping or saving their marriage.
Mary: (about Pat coming to talk) "Don't feel bad about that, Pat. Being here in this house, talking to us when you're worried---it's the habit of a whole lifetime. It doesn't change in a day. Why, I remember, one day I'd been shopping downtown, and I went home---to my mother's and father's house---without even thinking. And I'd been married for a year, and Jim was in our home waiting for me. It's just habit---it's even deeper. It's instinct, I guess." (SHE INDICATES THE ROOM) "This is the place you were brought up in, it's the nest...."
OCTOBER 12, 1965 (EP. #363)
Lee was undaunted by Pat's regrets over her argument with John or wishes that Lee didn't have such contemptuous feelings towards her. Lee remained stoic despite Pat's proposal that she'll persuade John to let her go out in hopes that Lee will be more accommodating. Pat was sympathetic as Missy explained that Bill was angry and worried because she didn't tell him about working and going to school. Missy told Pat that Bill's anger towards her stirred up the loneliness she felt as an orphan. Missy wouldn't consider Pat's suggestion that she tell Bill about being illegitimate since it'd be the hardest thing for her to confess. Pat was floored when Missy told her that Lee was at "The Joint" and had boasted that she's allowed to go out again. Bill spoke passionately to Dru about his dream of practicing criminal law. Dru told Bill that he'd excel as a trial lawyer because of his rare gift of pleading a case with earnest and honesty. Bill felt honored over Dru's idea to have him work for John as a law clerk. John was too distracted by his woes about Lee to listen to Dru singing Bill's praises. Dru was distressed to hear that John slapped Lee during an argument after she said unforgiveable things about Pat. John realized that he must heed Dru's advice to be less strict with Lee because his marriage and Lee's future are in jeopardy.
(ABOUT LEE'S INSULTS FROM EP. #361)
Lee: "I meant what I said."
Pat: "I know you did. I know what you think of me. There---there was a time when a lot of people felt that way about me. I used to think about it a lot---and care about it a lot. But---John helped me get over that. It---doesn't hurt me anymore."
Dru: (about Bill) "I'll tell you what I wanted to talk to you about, John. What if I were to tell you that I've found a lawyer with the greatest potential I've run into since I met a young fellow named Randolph twenty years ago? What would you think of that?"
John: (SMILING FAINTLY) "I'd think you were trying to butter me up with flattery."
Dru: (SNORTING) "I don't have to butter you up---and, as for flattery, if you don't know what I think of you by now, there's no point in my trying to tell you...."
Notes: Dru mentions that John was his protege twenty years ago. John had intended to practice corporate law, but Dru convinced him to go into trial and criminal law instead.
Penciled-in Notes: "Where's the Tony thread? No intertwine or reference?"
Dru suggesting Bill work part-time at a law office, "Isn't he still in school?"
Dru telling Bill that he'll be working for John as a law clerk, "Backwards: He should talk to John first. What if John says no?"
Addressing description of Dru's office: "It is a small room, containing an old wooden desk, some filing cabinets, the kind of room a professor with no seniority gets."
Critique: "Shouldn't be too modest. He's not a young instructor."
OCTOBER 13, 1965 (EP. #364)
Tony dryly likened the Douglas house to a men's club or fraternity while giving Alice a tour. Alice swooned as Tony shyly gave her a corsage as a sweet, apologetic gesture for football practice running late. Alice was dazzled meeting Pete Douglas, but Tony put on a brave facade during his criticisms of him lacking common sense, not living up to his full potential, and modesty. Pete bitterly blamed the voting committees and favoritism over prestigious schools causing his unsuccessful athletic career. Tony was relieved when Pete excused himself so he could be alone with Alice. Liz was genuinely pleased when Bill said that Dru is impressed by the quality of his school work until Bill said that Dru inspires him like John was twenty years ago. Bill confirmed Liz's darkest fears when Bill envisioned a prosperous future by joining John's firm once he finishes school. Liz lectured Bill on the years it'll take to build a law practice rather than taking his rightful place as Jim's business partner. Alice noticed Tony becoming relaxed and cheerful while they slow danced and Tony showered her with compliments on her looks. Liz told John that Dru's advice will have undue importance over Bill's career choices. Liz left in a huff when John was keen on Bill working for him as a law clerk if he chooses.
Notes: First appearance of Tony's father, Pete (later Fred) Douglas.
Introduction Scene: (in the Douglas house) "Alice, dear, forgive the long delay, but I absolutely couldn't face a beautiful young woman looking the way I did when I got home from the office. I had to shave and repair some of the damage. Not that I can hope to compete with this fellow here. Youth always wins. I hope he's keeping you entertained."
Production Notes: Handwritten note next to Pete's introduction line, "Too much."
Pete (Tony Douglas' father)...."Use for future storyline?"
Tony: "You look very beautiful tonight."
Alice: (THE KNEES GOING WEAK AGAIN) "In this old dress." (IT'S SO "OLD" YOU CAN PRACTICALLY SEE THE PRICETAGS)
Tony: "You'd look beautiful in anything."
Alice: "You're even a better talker than your father."
Character description of Pete Douglas: "Once he was very athletic, now it is turning a bit fat, but it is hard fat. He is a hard man, powerful, frequently ruthless, and, like all cruel men, often sentimental and capable of bursts of warmth. On the surface he is ebullient and open and quite attractive; his personal attractiveness and magnetism is the main reason for his success. as in the pitcher plant, the glossy, inviting exterior [the house] serves the purpose of drawing victims close enough to be eaten...."
Notes: Liz mentions that Will founded and built the family's accounting firm, then recruited Jim and gave him half of the company. Liz retained Will's interest because, according to Liz, Mary felt Will and Jim were not equal business partners.
Following this episode, Tony mentions off-screen interactions with his father, but is not referred to by name. The character didn't appear again until January 17, 1966, when his name was changed to Fred.
OCTOBER 14, 1965 (EP. #365)
Ernest was surprised to find Karen at the nurses' station studying. Karen told Ernest that her reflections about the lifestyle she and Alex had led triggered memories of wanting to be a nurse. Karen enthused over her life having purpose again and hoped that Alex would come to understand how important working is to her. Ernest was pragmatic towards Karen's wishes that Alex will realize that their marriage will improve because of Alex's stubborn nature. Karen's efforts to soften Alex's anger and disgust over her job reducing their time together were in vain. Alex was obstinate towards Karen's request for a chance to prove that she can work without taking anything away from him or their marriage. Dru frowned over Lee's indifference over the significance of a college education. Lee acted defiant as Dru voiced disappointment in her for insulting Pat and said that she deserved to be slapped. Dru wisely told Lee that she caused her own unhappiness but can change her life by adopting a better attitude. Lee was caught off-balance when John lifted the curfew and apologized for not trusting her intelligence and good sense. Lee's pleasure over warmly hugging John was drained once Pat came home.
Penciled-in Notes: About John and Lee's scene, "Isn't some of the sting taken out by John easing up before Lee has a chance to pull her act?"
Description of Alex as, "petty and childish," next to the following dialogue:
Karen: (to Alex about a drink) "Would you make me one while you're there?"
(ALEX AT THE BAR. HE FINISHES WITH HIS DRINK, COMES AWAY FROM THE BAR. CU/KAREN, TURNING TO HIM, HER HAND OUT. THERE IS NO DRINK FOR HER..)
Alex: (to Karen) "...I've been home an hour. I walked in here, tired, just thinking about relaxing and spending a pleasant evening with you. I forgot this was---one of your days at the hospital. So I've been sitting here alone for an hour."
Karen: (about working) "Alex." (HE STOPS. SHE MOVES TO HIM, TAKES HIS ARM) "Please, darling---give it a chance. Give me a chance."
Alex: "To do what?"
Karen: "To prove to you that I can do this and take nothing away from you, nothing away from our marriage."
Alex: "Too late." (SHE LOOKS AT HIM) "I think you already have taken something away from our marriage."
Alex: (INTERRUPTING) "Shall we go in? Jeanette said dinner really couldn't wait too long."
OCTOBER 15, 1965 (EP. #366)
Pat disguised shock over Lee, who put on a convincing act by offering to put away the groceries, made drinks for John and Pat, had John's pipe and slippers at his chair, and had a pleasant talk with her. Pat mentioned Alice dating Tony, whose name Lee recognized as the "big man on campus" and a football star. Lee politely told Pat that John knows she's made plans to go out. John credited Dru and Pat with getting him to be less rigid with Lee and for the positive changes in Lee's behavior. John explained he kept quiet about his talk with Lee so as not to mislead Pat into thinking Lee would treat her differently. Pat was cautiously optimistic over John's wish that Lee won't have cause to run away again. John groaned over meeting the football player Alice is dating and not having time alone with Pat. Alice declared to Pat that she's in love with Tony and sees them having the rest of their lives together. Pat told Alice that John has allowed Lee to go out in hopes it will help her. Pat was amused, and Alice pleased while John and Tony, who is a pre-law student, discussed court cases. Alice interrupted before Tony could elaborate on his uncertainty over football and his education to John. Pat joked about John's initial attitude towards meeting Tony and noted that Alice is becoming a woman. John hoped nothing would spoil Pat's good mood.
Pat: (DOORBELL CHIMES) "Oh, that's probably Alice and Tony." (SHE STARTS FOR THE DOOR)
Pat: "The great man. The football hero she's so crazy about. She wants us to meet him."
John: "You mean, at the moment when you and I can finally have a few relaxing minutes together, I have to talk to some half-witted football player!?"
Pat: "Shh. Darling, he can't be half-witted or my sister wouldn't be going with him. Now, reserve judgement."
Alice: "Hi, Pat."
Pat: (LOOKING BEHIND HER) "Where is he?"
Alice: "Oh. He had football practice. He has it every afternoon." (CU/JOHN, A FAINT LOOK OF PAIN ON HIS FACE) "But he'll be here in a few minutes. It should be over by now."
John: "Is he coming over in his uniform?"
Alice: (COMING IN) "Hello, John." (TO PAT) "May I?"
Pat: (SMILING) "Be my guest." (ALICE STANDS ON TIPTOE AND PECKS JOHN ON THE CHEEK)
Alice: "He's not coming in his uniform. He has to shower and change and then he's coming over."
John: (CLEARLY A BIT RELIEVED) "Oh."
Pat: (SMILING) "I guess you didn't notice. You two got so wrapped up in your talk about the law, you forgot we were here, so we came over to talk by ourselves."
Tony: "I'm sorry, that's my fault."
John: "It's both our faults, and we apologize. Come back. I hate parties where the men congregate in one group and then women in another."
OCTOBER 18, 1965 (EP. #367)
John sang Peggy's praises to Bill for working as his law clerk during the day and attending law school at night. Bill was in awe and very pleased that John took Dru's recommendation and offered him a job. John had Peggy arrange Bill's work schedule and show him around the office. Liz made no secret to Mary over disagreeing with Dru's advice for Bill over his future. Liz paid little mind to Mary's assertions that John's firm has a wonderful reputation and that Bill may not want to take Will's place as Jim's business partner. Mary was taken aback by Liz downplaying Jim's contributions to Matthews and Matthews' remaining prosperous for many years. Dru beamed when Pat said Lee has started talking to her and has become warm, helpful, and interested in the house. Dru refused to accept credit for the changes in Lee or that John and Pat are finally enjoying some peace. Lee told Hal that John gave into her going out before she had a chance to make any promises. Hal fell in astonished silence as Lee expressed her deep hatred towards Pat. Lee got defensive over Hal's past assessment of her dating "Boy Scouts" like Mike, but softened as she and Hal admitted their feelings for each other.
Lee: (about John and Pat) "Sure. Don't make waves: that's my motto now. They want a goody-goody, that's what they'll get. I was letting them win, handing it to them on a silver platter, acting the way I was. They weren't having much fun, but neither was I--and I was worse off than they were. That doesn't make much sense, does it?"
Hal: "Man you really hate that chick, don't you?"
Lee: "My father's wife?"
Hal: "Don't you even say her name?"
Lee: "Not if I can help it."
Mary: "He's twenty-two, Liz..."
Liz: "And a very immature twenty-two. This just proves it. He's like a straw ready to blow in any direction. One word from Mr. Dru and he's ready to throw away a successful business that's waiting for him, and rushes off to start a new job--and for what--so someday he can defend criminals who don't deserve to be defended."
OCTOBER 19, 1965 (EP. #368)
Liz and Bill had a showdown over her interference in him working for John. Bill's temper flared at Liz's temerity in claiming that Mary conspired against Bill becoming Jim's partner by getting Dru and John to hire him as a law clerk. Bill regretted he hit a sore spot by telling Liz he'd move away like Susan had, but warned not to force his hand. Missy assured Bill that she isn't tired and her grades haven't suffered. Bill was too mad to give Missy details on his fight with Liz, but lightened up while telling Missy that practicing law is his true calling. Bill disagreed with Missy on the similarities in both of them juggling work and school, stating that he's in it for the experience. Missy was relieved when Tony and Alice interrupted Bill's offer to help her financially. Tony ruefully told Alice that he's not meeting Pete's expectations for him to be the best at everything. Alice abruptly cut the evening short after they shared a long kiss, which disappointed Tony. Mary smiled while Alice rambled about loving Tony and his wonderful qualities. Mary assured a sullen Alice that her innocence is something that Tony likes and respects. Mary told herself that getting hurt was part of growing up and parents can only help their children through it.
Bill: "Right or wrong, it's my life. You had no right to go to John."
Liz: "Because I thought maybe he might have some sense about this. Unfortunately, I was wrong. If you'd like to know the full list of my "sins," I also went to Mary and asked her to speak to Jim. That was the stupidest mistake of all! I was marching straight into the camp of the enemy."
Bill: (HIS EYES NARROWING) "Why the enemy?"
Liz: "I didn't realize until I was there, face to face with Mary. Then it made perfect sense."
Bill: (QUIETLY) "What did?"
Liz: "You mean you can't see it? Doesn't it strike you as rather a coincidence that this offer came from Mary's son-in-law?"
Bill: "I'm afraid I don't follow you."
Liz: "Oh, Bill, you know as well as I do that for years Mary has been resentful about that company. It just kills her that Will started it and brought Jim in--for a free ride. She's never been able to get over that---and now she sees a way to get us out of the company permanently."
Bill: "Are you suggesting that Aunt Mary got Mr. Dru to do this?"
Liz: "I'm not saying exactly how it happened. All I'm saying is that---by a happy coincidence, their close friend Dru suggested that you work for their son-in-law John. And you took the bait, Bill. And if you take the job, you'll be conveniently out of the way, once and for all, and Matthews and Matthews will be theirs. Now do you see?"
Bill: (APPALLED, HOLDING ONTO HIS SHREDDED TEMPER) "I see a couple of things---that you don't. First of all, when Dad died Uncle Jim made sure that we still owned half that company...."
Liz: "What else could he do!?"
Bill: "Plenty of things, if he were the kind of person you say he is! Secondly, it's not a matter of "if" I take a job with John. I took it---yesterday. He offered it to me and I was honored and happy to take it." (CU/LIZ, HER FACE GOING TAUT AND PALE) "Thirdly, if you ever meddle in my life again like this I'll do the same thing Sue did. I'll walk out of here and I won't come back." (CU/LIZ, BEATEN)
OCTOBER 20, 1965 (EP. #369)
Alex griped to Karen that they are leading two different lives because of their work schedules. Karen tried assuring Alex that she'll have shorter hours once she has finished reorientation programs. Alex surmised that Karen was content with a life of leisure until they moved back home. Karen agreed that their marriage has been affected since she resumed working but not her love for him. Janet told Ernest that she'll tolerate the hospital food to have lunch with him. Janet was touched when Ernest said he doubted he could fall in love again until they met. Ernest grew impatient when Janet asked to postpone making honeymoon plans until they set a wedding date. Ernest realized that talking about coordinating his and Janet's schedules to finalize their wedding plans was a sore subject for Karen. Karen told Ernest that Alex doesn't believe she can work and maintain a happy marriage. Ernest sympathized with Karen, who hoped that Alex will understand her fulfillment and happiness in nursing. Alex bluntly told Ernest that he opposes Karen working and assumed that seeing Ernest influenced her decision. Ernest couldn't get Alex to consider Karen's needs or have faith in her devotion to their marriage. Alex selfishly put Ernest in an awkward position by asking him to convince Karen to quit her job.
Janet: (in response to Ernest kissing her left hand) "Ernest, we're in public."
Ernest: "So what?"
Janet: "So--what will these people think of the eminent Dr. Gregory?"
Ernest: "That he's in love. There's nothing in the Hippocratic Oath against it."
Janet: (LAUGHING) "You're silly--and wonderful."
Ernest: "Yes, that's just it. I feel quite silly--and very young. It's a nice feeling."
Janet: "You are young. And I feel the same way and I love it too."
Note: Last appearance of James Congdon as Alex Gregory
Exit Scene: (the hospital snack bar about Karen Gregory), "I'm not going to change, Ernest. That means she's got to...and I can't make her see that. I thought maybe you could."
Note: Penciled-in critique, "Bad Script" and "Read Page by Page." "Ernest w/ J [Janet] lacks dignity-acts silly."
OCTOBER 21, 1965 (EP. #370)
Alice was hesitant and frowned slightly once she invited Tony to come into the house without Jim and Mary present. Tony blushed at Alice's assessment of him as intimidating during football games, but kind and gentle off the field. Tony and Alice held each other, sharing a long, tender kiss. Alice grew frightened over going further, explaining that the ordeals Pat and Janet endured made her scared of affection with boys. Tony felt thwarted when he couldn't assure Alice of having pure intentions or ease her insecurities. Alice cried while lamenting that she had ruined her and Tony's relationship. Pat held herself accountable for Alice berating herself over feeling inadequate to sophisticated girls who aren't afraid of intimacy. Pat gave Alice advice about not losing yourself for love's sake, urged her to trust Tony, and to stand by her beliefs and values. Hal purposely annoyed Lee by patronizing her over dating "good little boys." Lee resisted Hal's efforts to gain insight into the reasons Lee flips from being a fun-loving and carefree girl to a goody-goody. Hal was upset by Lee being guarded and evasive and bothered by her defending Mike. Tony and Lee bumped into each other on the dance floor.
Pat: "If he's too nice and polite for that, maybe he's too nice and polite to expect what he shouldn't from you."
Alice: "He's a man, Pat. He's a normal, healthy, good-looking man."
Pat: "Every man isn't like Tom or Mr. Baxter. The world is full of John Randolphs and Ernest Gregorys...and Tony Douglas may be like them."
OCTOBER 22, 1965 (EP. #371)
Pat unknowingly made Lee feel a bit guilty by praising Lee's pleasant behavior and treatment towards her. Lee became tense and uncomfortable as Pat enthused over the differences in the household, her and John's marriage improving, and the three of them going on vacation. Lee's interest was piqued by Pat's hints about Tony and Alice having disagreements. Pat was full of happiness for Janet, who looked forward to attending a medical lecture that Ernest is giving. Janet told Pat that she feels youthful despite her and Ernest being inundated with wedding plans, celebratory dinners, and parties since they announced their engagement. Pat gladly accepted Janet's offers to help with the house's interior design and going to art galleries to find pictures and paintings for the walls. Lee politely greeted Janet, who had some doubts over the changes in Lee being genuine. Tony softened Alice's anxiety by bringing her a bouquet of violets. Alice nervously told Tony that she has different standards and rules for herself on intimacy and conduct. Tony respected Alice's honesty but asked that she not compare him to other guys. John and Pat decided to accept the changes in Lee's attitude as a gift instead of questioning the causes. Lee found Tony denying that he was at "The Joint" last night strange.
Alice: "Hello, John." (SLIDES HER SHOULDER TO PAT) "May I?"
Pat: "You always ask. What would you do if I said no?"
John: "I'd say yes." (THEY LAUGH, ALICE GIVES JOHN A KISS ON THE CHEEK).
Alice: "I love your after shave lotion!"
John: "I don't use one."
Alice: "You mean that's you!?"
OCTOBER 25, 1965 (EP. #372)
Pat earnestly told John that Mrs. Weber has been helping to carry out her plans for the house. Pat informed John that she wants Mrs. Weber to work three or four days a week so she can make the house a home in her own ways. John was proud of Pat, who asserted that handling more domestic duties and cutting down Mrs. Weber's schedule were her decisions. Mrs. Weber practically read Pat's mind when she said that Pat should do things herself, offered to reduce the number of days she works, but relented in getting a raise. Tony advised Alice not to regret being upfront about her views on intimacy or worry that his feelings for her will change. Alice was unhappy that she had failed in reaching an understanding with Tony. Alice was a bit disappointed that Tony didn't kiss her before she headed to class. Tony and Lee made small talk about John. Lee bristled at Tony referring to Pat as her stepmother and his opinion that John and Pat are perfect for each other. Tony admitted to Lee that he fibbed about being at "The Joint" because he worried that Alice would jump to conclusions. Lee told Tony that she hopes he and Alice will resolve their differences. Lee made a hasty retreat after she and Tony stared at each other for a moment.
Lee: (about John) "He likes you a lot too. I know Dad so well. I can tell when he doesn't like somebody. He just sort of tunes them out. I can see it in his eyes; they get just the littlest bit out of focus. Sometimes it's funny. People are sitting there talking, and he's smiling and nodding, but I know perfectly well he isn't hearing a word they're saying."
Tony: "I know what you mean. Sometimes my father does that too. I guess all busy men do; it's the only way they can protect themselves from having their time wasted. I guess they spend that time thinking about whatever they want to think about."
NOTE: Mrs. Weber, the Randolph's housekeeper was of German descent. She gives her first name as Emma and deceased husband's name was Fritz.
OCTOBER 26, 1965 (EP. #373)
Pat worried about John liking a painting she had bought while shopping with Janet. Janet advised Pat not to worry that Mrs. Weber agreed to a reduced schedule and to divide the household duties to appease Pat. Pat tried to downplay Janet's contentions that Lee getting sick, the trouble with her, and John's long hours prevented them from having a real honeymoon and any peaceful time alone. Ernest told Janet that Karen feels conflicted about nursing and Alex being against her working. Ernest told Janet that he refused Alex's request to convince Karen to quit her job. Janet told Ernest that she doesn't share John and Pat's beliefs that Lee has changed and Pat is throwing herself into housework to avoid addressing marital problems. John tried to mollify Pat, who disliked his indecisive attitude towards the painting. John couldn't tell if Pat was upset that he couldn't go shopping with her because of work. Hal was envious of Lee having her own part of the house, private entrance, and a fifteen minute commute to school. Lee kissed Hal to placate making him feel dense for saying that he wouldn't understood her unhappiness. Hal speculated to Lee that Tony may have a wandering eye because he lied to Alice about being at "The Joint."
Pat: (about Mrs. Weber) "Well, she's so nice I'm not sure she wasn't just being nice to please me---and sacrifice herself, you know?"
Janet: (QUIETLY) "You're so much like Mary that sometimes it's amazing."
Janet: "Because your mother has always had exactly that quality of---concern for others. She's kind of a mother to the world---or she would be if she could, and you've turned into a kind of big sister."
Ernest: "...I was complaining to one of my colleagues just today that when we get married I'll never have the excuse that my wife made us late by taking so long dressing."
Janet: "You complained about it!?"
Ernest: "Well, for most men it's such a handy excuse."
Janet: (SHE TURNS HER BACK TOWARDS HIM) "Will you?" (HE FINISHES ZIPPING UP HER DRESS) "There's a little tiny hook at the top."
Ernest: "I know." (HE STRUGGLES WITH IT) "Sometimes I think they put these on women's dress just to torment clumsy-fingered men...."
Janet: ..."when are you a clumsy-fingered man?" (SHE TAKES HIS HAND, HOLDS IT UP) "I'm sure your patients wouldn't like to hear you say that."
OCTOBER 27, 1965 (EP. #374)
Pat had a nightmare that re-enacted every moment of the night she killed Tom. Pat told John that seeing Mrs. Weber's calendar reminded her of the date, but she thought the memories wouldn't come back so vividly. John regretted that Pat didn't tell him so that he could've been prepared to help get her through the day. John urged Pat to focus on the good things that have happened in the last year. Pat remained drained and exhausted while John held her in his arms. Bill expressed admiration to Peggy for working at John's office during the day and attending law school at night. Bill promised John that Liz won't interfere in his job and that he is gaining valuable experience as a law clerk. Peggy surprised Bill when she said with certainty that something important is bothering John. John confided in Dru that Pat's memories of Tom and him being swamped with work has caused more discord in their marriage. Dru readily agreed to John's urgent request to visit Pat. Dru was impressed by Pat's progress as a homemaker and told her not to worry about making mistakes with the house. Pat was touched and gladly accepted Dru's invitation to go to the zoo and see a museum exhibit on modern painting. John continued dictating law references to Peggy despite being riddled with stress and exhaustion.
PROLOGUE: (FADE IN: JOHN AND PAT'S BEDROOM. JOHN, ASLEEP IN HIS BED, PAN TO PAT IN HER BED, ASLEEP BUT VERY RESTLESS. MOVE IN TO PAT AS SHE TWISTS IN THE BED, CLEARLY DISTURBED BY HER DREAM. MOVE IN TO CU/HER DEEPLY TROUBLED FACE. SUPER: TAPE OF NOVEMBER 6, #128, ACT IV. (I DON'T KNOW WHICH TAPES WE STILL HAVE. I WOULD PREFER THE ACTUAL TAPE OF THAT PROGRAM, RATHER THAN THE SHORT SPECIAL ONE WE MADE. IN OTHER WORDS I WOULD LIKE SOME OF THE DIALOGUE PRECEDING THE KILLING....
Production Notes: (after Pat's nightmare) "THE FOREGOING IS A VERBATIM COPY OF THE NOVEMBER 6 SCRIPT AS WRITTEN. I DON'T KNOW PRECISELY WHAT IT WAS AS BROADCAST, SO THIS VERSION MAY BE INNACURATE. IF THE TAPE OF THE SCENE STILL EXISTS, PLEASE USE THIS SECTION; IF IT NO LONGER EXISTS USE THE SPECIAL TAPE WE MADE OF THE KILLING ONLY. IN EITHER EVENT:
COME OUT OF THE TAPE IN THE CU/PAT, TERROR ON HER FACE AT THE MEMORY. SHE FIGHTS HER WAY OUT OF THE NIGHTMARE AND AWAKENS WITH A SHARP, FRIGHTENED CRY. INSTANTLY JOHN SITS UP, GETS OUT OF BED, MOVES TO HER."
Pat: "I didn't think it would all come back, but it did---every second of it---so clear, so strong. It's never going to go away!"
John: "Yes it will, darling. Of course the date would bring it back. A year isn't that long. But next year the memory won't be as strong and someday the date will hardly have any meaning at all."
Pat: (SHAKING HER HEAD; BARELY AUDIBLE) "Not, that day will never come. I killed a human being---I can still see it happening. For so long I couldn't remember it, and then I took that drug---and I remembered..."
Dru: (about Pat's smile) "That's what I wanted to see! Have I got a date?" (PAT HESITATES) "Please don't turn me down. At my age, being refused by a young woman is a terrible blow to the ego." (PAT LAUGHS) "I take that for yes. Come on, get your coat. Come on, hurry up! They feed the monkeys at eleven-thirty and several of them absolutely refuse to eat unless I'm there."
Pat: (LAUGHING IN SPITE OF HERSELF) "Dru, you're wonderful."
Dru: "Exactly what the monkeys think."
Pat: (STOPPING AT THE DOOR) "Wait."
Dru: "Now, no fair thinking twice."
Pat: "That's not it." (SHE REACHES UP AND KISSES HIS CHEEK) "There. Now let's go."
Bill: "I mean how do you work here all day and go to law school at night. I find it hard enough going in the daytime and just working here a couple of days a week."
Peggy: (SHRUGGING) "I don't know, I guess if you want something badly enough, you'll do anything."
Bill: "I know a lot of people who want things and don't lift a finger to get them."
Peggy: (SMILING) "They don't have Mr. Randolph for inspiration."
OCTOBER 28, 1965 (EP. #375)
Missy wanted to drop the subject rather than answer Bill's question about having something to prove by working and going to school. Missy was distressed that Liz and Bill aren't on speaking terms because she tried to interfere in Bill working for John. Bill cooled off when Missy pointed out that he didn't want to discuss Liz any more than she did about working. Bill beamed while telling Missy about working with Peggy as John's law clerks. Lee flirtatiously praised Tony on his performance at the football game. Lee found Tony's attempt to muster happiness over dating Alice transparent. Alice interrupted Tony and Lee's conversation to ask him to dance, unaware that the two had realized their mutual attraction. Alice explained John and Pat's conflicts with Lee to Tony and that she's happy that they seem to be getting along now. Tony grew upset when Alice broke away from his embrace and kisses. Alice felt insulted when Tony called their restraint on intimacy a pact that might not work for them. Tony left Alice in frustration when she couldn't articulate the differences between her ways of showing affection towards boys and physical intimacy. Alice confided in Mary that her principles are ruining her romance with Tony. Mary told a bitter, teary-eyed Alice that all women go through the anxiety that Alice is experiencing.
Bill: (HE TAKES HER HANDS; MORE GENTLY) "I love you, Missy. If I had my way we'd see each other every night."
Missy: "And then you wouldn't see your mother at all."
Bill: (HIS GAZE DARKENING) "It wouldn't be much of a loss. We're not exactly the best of friends at the moment."
Missy: "Bill! Because she went to John Randolph?"
Bill: "You're darn right! She's never going to do anything like that again. I'm twenty two years old. I don't need my mother going to people and telling them what to do about me. And now that I'm working for him and I know what I might have missed---it really makes me see red."
Missy: "But you can't, Bill, you mustn't. Your mother's only thinking of you."
Bill: (DARKLY) "That's the excuse I used to make for her. I'm not so sure anymore. Anyway I've told her the next time she interferes in my life I'm moving out of that house."
Bill: "Hi, Alice."
Alice: "Oh, my favorite cousin!" (SHE GIVES HIM A QUICK HUG)
Tony: "And my favorite fraternity brother." (HE SHAKES HANDS WITH BILL)
Bill: (SMILING) "Well, what have I done to deserve all this praise?"
Tony: (HOLDING ALICE'S HAND) "We haven't forgotten who our Founder was."
Bill: (WITH A SLIGHT BOW) "We aim to please."
OCTOBER 29, 1965 (EP. #376)
Lee turned Hal down when he asked her on a date. John and Pat decided to throw a housewarming party for Lee. Missy told Bill that she got the impression from Pat that Tony and Alice are having relationship problems. Janet was deeply saddened to hear Pat express doubts on her innocence in Tom's death and struggles to live with the fact that she had an abortion. Dru encouraged John to continue his lighter, less strict approach with Lee. Ernest gave his best wishes to Karen, who quit her job and said she plans to take Alex on a vacation.
NOVEMBER 1, 1965 (EP. #377)
Janet tried to cheer Alice up when she revealed that she constantly worried that what happened to Pat and Tom would happen to her and Tony. Pat couldn't figure out why Lee was asking so many questions about Alice and Tony. Lee said she wasn't interested in inviting Hal Keefer to the party Pat and John are throwing for her. Lee was furious when John let it slip that Pat wants to let Mrs. Weber go so she would be able to take care of the house on her own. John criticized Pat's apologetic air with Lee and told her to take a firmer hand with her. Lee was more defensive than apologetic when Pat innocently stumbled across Lee's scrapbook with a newspaper clipping of Pat from her murder trial.
Newspaper Headline in Lee's Scrapbook: "Guilty or Not Guilty?"
NOVEMBER 2, 1965 (EP. #378)
Janet dropped by Pat and John's to invite them to her and Ernest's wedding on December 27th. Pat told Janet she feels guilty that Alice has difficulty letting boys get close to her because of what happened to Pat. Janet said she doesn't mind that Ernest loved Karen more than he does Janet now. Liz was surprised when she went to John's office and ran into Bill, whom John had hired to work part-time. Liz apologized to John for having gotten on his case about giving Bill the job when she wanted him to follow in Will's footsteps. Janet told Karen she won't work after she's married if Ernest doesn't want her to. Karen wished Janet every happiness, but made excuses for not being able to attend the wedding.
Karen: (to Janet) "Perhaps in the future you might have some doubts. But you needn't...I'll never admit this to anyone else, but the fact that I made a mistake isn't going to affect your and Ernest's life in any way. The mistake I made I'll live with for the rest of my life. And it will be easier to do knowing Ernest is happy. It really will be easier, Janet."
Last appearance of Ellen Weston as Karen Gregory
Exit Scene: (the hospital, thanking Janet for the private talk they had), "Thanks."
NOVEMBER 3-5, 1965: Pre-empted due to the World Series.
NOVEMBER 8, 1965 (EP. #379)
Liz told Mary that Bill issued her an ultimatum: the very next time Liz says or does anything that encroaches on his personal life, he'll move out of the house. "Mary marvel(ed) at Liz's ability to dissemble." Janet accepted Mary's offer of having her wedding at Mary and Jim's house. Mary was sure Alice wouldn't mind that Janet plans to ask Pat to be her attendant. As "Spanish Flea," "Ticket to Ride," "Yesterday," and "Going Place" played on the jukebox at the Kopper Kettle, Bill pressed Missy to marry him, but had no luck. When Tony came in, Missy wondered if he really was a nice guy or not, but Bill felt that he was, or he would never have introduced him to Alice. Bill's eyebrows were raised when Lee came in to meet with Tony. Tony declared to Lee that he wasn't Alice's personal property.
NOVEMBER 9, 1965 (EP. #380)
Liz reminisced about Will and confided in Bill that she's still grieving for him. Bill considered Liz doing volunteer work at the hospital an excellent start to making a new life for herself. Liz was disappointed that Helen didn't come with Katherine, who is Helen's houseguest while she's in town. Katherine and Liz related to each other on the ways in which they cope with being widows. Liz recalled that Katherine had mentioned her friends, the Palmers who live in San Diego and asked if Missy might be related to them. Katherine listened intently as Liz contemplated the reasons Bill could be serious about a girl with an unknown background. Bill studied pictures that Missy had secretly made of her parents. Missy was distressed that Bill had talked about her to Katherine, but Bill maintained it was only natural for him to mention the girl he loves. Bill casually dropped the subject and believed Missy's claim that she didn't know anyone in San Francisco. Helen told Katherine that Liz is caustic at times but always has good intentions. Helen noticed that Katherine was distracted and sensed that she had no genuine interest in the hospital benefit. Katherine revealed her true purpose for coming to town-finding her daughter, which she believes may be Missy.
First appearance of Ann Sheridan as Katherine Corning.
Introduction Scene: (Liz's house to Liz about coming without Helen) "I'm afraid I'm all alone."
First appearance of Muriel Williams as Helen (surname Von Maur in this episode).
Introduction Scene: (Her bedroom while reading a book and sipping tea) "Come in. Oh, Katherine you're home."
Production Notes: "WE WANT TO SEE A KATHERINE HERE WHO, BEING A VERY SOPHISTICATED WOMAN, HAS SCHOOLED HERSELF FOR MANY YEARS TO HIDE SOME VERY BASIC TRUTHS CONCERNING HER PAST: SO THAT WHILE SHE DOES SHOW A REACTION AT CERTAIN TIMES TO WHAT LIZ TELLS HER, SHE WOULD NEVER BETRAY HERSELF BY GIVING IN TO HER EMOTIONS OR SHOWING HER TRUE FEELINGS OR THOUGHTS. AS A RESULT, LIZ INTERPRETS HER INTEREST AS JUST THAT...INTEREST, CURIOSITY PERHAPS....THE NATURAL REACTIONS OF ANY FEMALE. SO THAT HER SUSPICIONS ARE NEVER AROUSED IN ANY WAY."
Liz: "You know, Bill, your father and I used to sit over coffee like this every evening after dinner. It's one of the times I miss him most."
Bill: (NODS) "I remember."
Liz: "I've tried not to talk about it much lately...people don't like to be reminded of another person's grief, I suppose it embarrasses them. But I think of him so often...the way it used to be, the things we did together...sitting here like this..."
Bill: "You and Dad spent a lot of years together, Mom. It's only natural that you'd miss him."
Liz: "It's almost like...half of yourself is missing. You try not to think of it, but...
Bill: "I know."
Liz: "You know, Katherine, in a way you're fortunate not to have any children."
Katherine: "Why...why do you say that?"
Liz: "Because at times, they can be such a worry. And it just seems that...well, the bigger they get, the bigger the worries get." (FADE OUT ON KATHERINE).
Notes: This episode was revised twice. In the final draft, most of the prologue (Liz and Bill discussing Will) was added to Act I. Otherwise, here are the most noteworthy revisions in the final draft:
Katherine specifies that her husband, Carter died two years ago.
Originally, Liz mentions Katherine's extensive experience in volunteer work, giving this as the character's purpose. This was revised to only include Katherine's original line, "I really haven't made any definite plans. I'm more or less foot loose and fancy free, you know." She then says she is visiting Helen, who convinced her to stay and volunteer at the hospital.
Originally, Missy snapped at Bill while denying that she knew Katherine or anyone living in San Francisco. In the final draft, Missy casually made the claim.
Katherine mentions that she and Helen have known each other for many years and their husbands were in the Navy together during WWII. They renewed their friendship after Katherine's husband, Carter Corning died.
NOVEMBER 10, 1965 (EP. #381)
Hal asked Lee the reasons she didn't invite him to the housewarming party and has been treating him like he was poison. Lee grew defensive when Hal accused her of stringing him along and plotting to steal Tony away from Alice. Bill modestly told Pat that he works hard to reciprocate John giving him job experience when Pat said that John considers him a very helpful law clerk. Pat grew apprehensive over discussing Tony and Alice's issues with Bill, who wanted to help because he felt responsible for setting them up. Pat grimly advised Bill that Alice is afraid of showing Tony affection because of everything that she had endured with Tom. Bill tried to change the subject for Pat, who was regretful over being too young and naive to heed Bill's warnings about Tom. John told Dru that Mrs. Weber will be working fewer days and that Pat seems to enjoy being a housewife. Dru got John to consider adopting a child to foster Pat's loving, maternal nature. Pat was transfixed by hearing, "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," on Lee's record player, then made a hasty retreat after claiming to John and Dru that it didn't bother her. Dru encouraged Pat to tell John that she's been plagued by memories of Tom lately and not to let the past ruin their future together.
Pat: "He's helped me so much already. He's been through so much because of me. No, I - I'll be all right, Dru. I'll get over this."
Dru: "Of course you will. But it takes time for anyone to get over what you went through, Pat -- much more time than you've had. And sometimes people need more than just time. They need help in exorcising the spirits of the past. And you must go to your husband for that help, Pat."
Pat: "I - I don't want to burden him with this. Especially now, Dru."
Dru: "But that's what husbands and wives are for -- that's what marriage is for. To share the burdens as well as the joys of life."
Pat: "I've been the cause of so much sorrow in John's life already, Dru."
Dru: "And you've also given him more happiness than he's known in many years, my dear. Pat, you and John have so much more happiness to look forward to - you mustn't let the past engulf you; you mustn't let it ruin your future. Yours and John's future together. You can't let the past do that, Pat."
NOVEMBER 11, 1965 (EP. #382)
John proposed to Pat that they start a family so she has a child to nurture and love. John dropped the subject so Pat wouldn't feel pressured and to ease her agitation. Jim was troubled to hear from Janet that Pat still doubts her own innocence in Tom's death and punishes herself for having an abortion. Janet worried that Mary may feel hurt over Pat confiding in her and asked Jim not mention their talk so Pat doesn't feel her confidence was betrayed. Jim thought it a good sign that Pat was talking about her problems to Janet, who thought she and Pat shouldn't be so dependent on each other. Alice apologized when she innocently started playing, "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" and caused Pat to drop a tray she was holding. Pat was grateful to Jim, Mary, and Dru for arriving to the party early because it gave her moral support. Pat's mood settled as Mary joked about overcoming anxiety in having company and Jim reminisced on the outings he and Pat used to have. Dru staggered over to the bar, put his hand to his head, and nearly fell during a dizzy spell. John called a doctor when Dru's breathing became labored and he collapsed while standing.
John: "Jim, where's your younger daughter? She is coming, isn't she?"
Mary: (LAUGHING) "You don't really think Alice would consider accepting a ride over with the old folks when she has a chance to make an appearance with Tony Douglas, do you, John?"
Mary: "Oh Jim, do you remember how I was when we were first married? I'd get so nervous and upset when we were having company, you and I always ended up not speaking to one another before the guests came."
Dru: "Why Mary, I'm surprised. You always appear to take guests right in your stride."
Jim: "She does now. But I've learned the secret, Dru."
Dru: "What is it? I'd like to know."
Jim: "On the day you're giving the party, just disappear! And don't show your face in the house 'til about five minutes before the guests arrive. By that time, everything is done and your wife is calm, cool and collected. And very much easier to get along with, I might add."
Jim: "You know, honey, it's still hard for me to believe that my little girl is old enough to have a home of her own, be giving parties on her own. It seems like only yesterday your mother and I were chaperoning your high school parties."
Pat: (SHE LIKES THE SECURITY OF THIS RECALL) "Does it, Dad?"
Jim: "And you know? I miss the good times we used to have together. The hikes you and I used to take, the Friday nights the two of us would go to movies. Do you remember?"
Pat: "I remember taking you to some pretty awful movies."
Jim: "Good popcorn though."
Pat: "You must have been bored to death."
NOVEMBER 12, 1965 (EP. #383)
Lee didn't make headway in piquing Tony's interest by flirting with him at the party. Ernest and Janet arrived just time for Ernest to examine Dru. Tony and Alice enjoyed themselves despite the problems they've been having. Dru tried to shrug off feeling disoriented and joined the other guests. Liz attended the party to help her re-establish having a social life. Missy disliked that Tony seemed to divide his time between Lee and Alice. Dru was hospitalized. Everyone except Lee pitied Pat over the party ending prematurely. Mary promised to keep everyone updated on Dru's condition.
NOVEMBER 15, 1965 (EP. #384)
Bill, Missy, Alice, and Lee affectionately discussed Dru, who created a family of sorts for himself through close friendships with all of them. Alice likened their sentiments to Janet building relationships with the family after years of leading an independent life. Bill, Missy, and Alice were embarrassed at Lee's theory that Pat might not have been acquitted without Dru and John. Lee reflected on time passing by quickly and how much has happened in the last year. Everyone was anxious to get news about Dru. Alice told Lee that there isn't anyone she'd rather have in the family than her and John and offered friendship. Alice bought Lee's act of remorse for playing, "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," once Alice revealed the song's special meaning to Pat. Lee pumped Alice for information on her relationship and made a mental note that Tony hasn't given her his fraternity ring. Lee lied to Alice that Hal couldn't attend the party and downplayed them getting serious. Bill and Missy were incredulous towards Hal's claims that Lee excluded him from the party so she could make the moves on Tony. Hal cautioned Missy and Bill not to kid themselves over Lee's intentions for Tony or underestimate her efforts.
NOVEMBER 16, 1965 (EP. #385)
Bill and Missy weren't sure if Hal acted out of jealousy by making insinuations about Lee's plans with Tony. Missy kept to herself relating to Bill's beliefs that people have thoughts and feelings that are never shared. Missy identified with Alice as she contemplated how she would feel if another girl took Bill away from her. Bill felt Lee's explanation for not inviting Hal to the party was reasonable and that Hal couldn't prove that she had ulterior motives. Missy stunned Bill by vehemently scolding him for telling Pat to forget the past. Liz noticed that Missy deliberately ended the conversation about having knowledge of her parents. Bill realized Liz had a point on wanting to know about a girl he is dating. Liz harped on why Missy would avoid talking about her parents, yet be too young to have memories of them. Liz coerced Bill into angrily denying that Missy would keep secrets from him. Ann gently advised Missy that she shouldn't hide her background from Bill. Ann tried assuring Missy that Bill won't think differently of her if he knew the truth. Missy was wrought with self-hatred as she voiced shame over not being adopted and having to choose her own name.
Bill: "...If Hal thinks he knows exactly what's going on in Lee's mind, he's mistaken. No one can ever know that about another person, no matter how close they are."
Missy: "I--I supposed not."
Bill: "Of course they can't. All of us have a private world of our own Missy, and even though we share a certain part of our lives with other people, there's still a certain part that no one can share. No one."
Missy: "I know."
Anne: "Darling, what his mother thinks--what anyone else thinks -- isn't half as important as what Bill thinks of you. Or what you think of yourself. Missy, you're a fine person. A wonderful girl. Your background doesn't matter now."
Missy: "You - don't know Bill's mother. It would matter to her a great deal."
Ann: "But it isn't Mrs. Matthews you're in love with, Missy. And the longer you go on not telling Bill...."
Missy: (EMOTIONAL) "I can't tell him, Anne. I just can't!"
Anne: "And why not? Missy, I don't think it's because you're really afraid of what Bill or his mother will think. It's because of the way you yourself feels--as if your past were something to be ashamed of."
Missy: "It - It wouldn't be so bad if I had been adopted, Anne. I wouldn't mind saying that. But this way no one even adopted me. I - I even had to make up my own name!"
Ann: "It's a beautiful name...Melissa Palmer."
Missy: "But it doesn't mean anything! Other people's names mean something--a family, relatives, a home. But mine--what does it really mean? Nothing! Nothing at all. That's all Melissa Palmer is, Anne--that's all she'll ever be. Just a big black nothing."
NOVEMBER 18, 1965 (EP. #387)
Dr. Steele joked about Dru being fussy towards his medical treatment. Mary assumed that Alice was upset over Tony playing an out-of-town football game. Alice confessed to Mary that she's depressed that her romance with Tony is hurting Pat and Lee's relationship. Dru and Dr.Steele agreed that Pat was a beautiful woman. Dr. Steele was sympathetic towards Pat because of the past, but felt she had found happiness in her marriage to John. Pat grew unbalanced when Lee purposely played the song, "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." Dr. Steele advised Jim and Mary that Dru has anemia and malnutrition. He instructed Dru to go to a nursing home or have a live-in nurse. Alice was all for Jim and Mary's idea that they invite Dru to live with them.
NOVEMBER 19, 1965: Pre-empted.
NOVEMBER 22, 1965 (EP. #388)
Death of Alex Gregory [off-camera]. Place of Death: Toledo, Ohio.
Jim informed Janet and Alice that Dru is sick from malnutrition and anemia and won't be released until he's made living arrangements. Janet received a call from Ernest [off-camera] that Alex and Karen had been driving east to meet friends in New York. They were just outside Toledo when Alex was killed instantly. Karen was hospitalized but not badly injured. Alice sympathized and consoled Janet, who said that Ernest took a plane to Toledo to make funeral arrangements for Alex. Janet hadn't considered the possibility when Alice said she hopes Alex's death won't disrupt her wedding plans.
Dru: "Mary....Jim. "You have always been two of my dearest friends. And I certainly don't intend to put our friendship in jeopardy by imposing on it in such a way."
Mary: "But it wouldn't be an imposition, Dru - believe me, it wouldn't. We want you with us, don't we Jim?"
Jim: "And when Mary first suggested it Dru, Alice practically pushed us out of the house to come over here and talk to you about it. She's every bit as eager to have you as we are."
Dru: "I'm deeply flattered, Jim. Please tell her that for me, will you?"
Mary: "What we want to tell her is that you're coming. Now Jim and I talked this over with Dr. Steele before we even said anything to you, and he thinks it's just exactly what you need."
Dru: "That may be, Mary. But I'm thinking of what the Matthews need - and that doesn't include having a sick, old man on your hands."
Mary: "You're not a sick, old man, Dru. Dr. Steele said when you were released from the hospital, you'd be able to be up and around and living quite a normal life."
Jim: "And as far as that goes, Dru, we won't interfere in that life in anyway. You'll have your own room - your own entrance. You can come and go exactly as you wish. And you'll have every bit as much privacy as you have where you are now."
Mary: "Please, Dru - please consider it, won't you?"
Dru: "Mary dear, I'm very grateful you'd even suggest such a thing. But as I said before, I have no intention of inflicting myself on my friends and disrupting your entire household."
Mary: "Oh, Dru! Jim, can't you talk to him?"
Dr. Steele: "Well, what's the verdict, Mrs. Matthews?"
Dru: "Dr. Steele, I happen to be the lawyer on this case, and I find the three of you guilty of conspiracy. Not only that, but I strongly suspect you personally of being the mastermind behind this whole plot."
NOVEMBER 25-26, 1965: Pre-Empted
NOVEMBER 29, 1965 (EP. #391)
Ann revealed to Katherine that Missy was raised in an orphanage due to a case of abandonment which made it difficult for Missy to be adopted. Anne was unwilling to arrange a meeting for Katherine to meet Missy because Katherine was too vague about her intentions. Ann told Katherine that Missy has felt alone and unwanted for so long and refused to risk subjecting Missy to suffer in any way again.
Notes: Ann Fuller mentions that she first met Missy in San Diego and has been her social worker for 10 years.
NOVEMBER 30, 1965 (EP. #392)
Lee scolded Hal for trying to run her life and demanded he keep his criticisms to himself. Pat sadly told Jim that Alex's death was a tragedy for the Gregorys and Janet's happiness in anticipation in marrying Ernest. Lee boasted that she could easily snag at least five other fellows, but reasoned Tony would be a prize catch since he's considered the "big man on campus." Pat assured Jim she doesn't have lingering feelings that she married John out of remorse and gratitude. Janet was unable to answer Alice's inquiry on whether Alex's death has made any difference to her and Ernest's wedding plans. Jim told Pat that Dru may be placed into a nursing home if he doesn't agree to stay at the Matthews' house with them.
Jim: "I make it a point never to keep a beautiful woman waiting."
Pat: "Even when it's only your daughter?"
Jim: (AFFECTIONATELY) "Especially then...Although I admit, Pat, your Dad still finds it hard to think of you as a grown woman. I'm afraid to me you'll always be my little girl."
DECEMBER 7, 1965 (EP. #397)
Janet called off her engagement to Ernest because of his past involvement, and perhaps lingering feelings, for Karen.
Ernest: (Exit Line) “Janet, what are you saying?”
Janet: “That I’m not holding you to anything, Ernest. I-I’m breaking our engagement.”
Notes: Last appearance of Mark Lenard as Ernest Gregory. The anniversary book implies that Ernest left town to reconcile with Karen.
DECEMBER 15, 1965: Pre-empted for Gemini 6 and 7 Rendezvous Coverage.
DECEMBER 16, 1965 (EP. #403)
Epigraph was not included in opening sequence.
DECEMBER 17, 1965 (EP. #404)
Epigraph not included in opening sequence.
Notes: Starting with December 16 and 17, 1965, it appears the epigram was used less frequently in the opening sequence before it was eventually dropped completely.
DECEMBER 24, 1965 (EP. #409)
Christmas episode. Missy accepted Bill's marriage proposal.
Recognizing the similarity to her marriage to John, Pat was upset when Janet decided not to marry Ernest since gratitude, respect, and goodness are not the things on which to base a marriage.
Lee met Dru in front of the Student Union building, where she told him Tony had invited her to the Sigma Chi fraternity dance. Dru, realizing Lee wanted to hurt Pat by breaking up her sister's relationship, warned her revenge was like a boomerang that gives the one who hurled it the hardest blow of all.
John was more concerned about his relationship with Pat when Dru, just before Christmas, tried to explain to him that Lee felt left out of the family.
Missy finally consented to marry Bill, and they became engaged on Christmas day.