JANUARY 2, 1967: Pre-empted for Sugar Bowl football game.
JANUARY 3, 1967 (EP. #665)
Missy vowed to see Bill before she leaves town, but fretted over explaining her reasons for jilting him and the possibility that Bill might not want to talk. Lenore studied Missy after almost bumping into her at the Student Union. Charlie assured Madge that Max won't fire her since she is the best waitress the Alley has ever had. Madge was touched by Ed's letter from Vietnam. Charlie tried to prevent a despondent Flo from searching for the liquor to drown her sorrows. Flo wailed to Charlie and Madge that she still loves Danny and would rather be dead than live without him. Lenore was shocked by Missy's innocent and naive reaction to her being gifted Liz's engagement ring and Missy's wishes for her and Bill to have a happy marriage. Missy sadly conceded she couldn't deal with a lengthy diatribe from Bill once Lenore predicted that seeing Bill would be an unpleasant encounter for both of them. Charlie encouraged Madge to take his advice on sending Flo to Iowa to straighten out her life. Madge realized that Charlie shared her troubles about whether Missy knew that Bill had searched for her in Chicago, Danny's claims of getting Bill and Missy to reconcile, and Missy marrying Danny. Charlie suggested that Madge get Danny to pay back money that he conned out of Flo and confront him over all of the lies he told. Bill stared at his engagement announcement to Lenore while thinking of Missy. Lenore unsuccessfully tried to get a perplexed Bill to leave work early. Bill didn't appreciate Lenore harping on whether Missy had knowledge of him being in Chicago. Missy watched Lenore adoringly and possessively clutch Bill's arm while walking out of John's office.
Notes: A promotional advertisement for "Continue Your Education" ran during the closing of this episode. It said, "It's hard to believe that a piece of paper can make the difference between getting a good job or not, but it can if it is a diploma. It takes four years to get a diploma and it's worth every minute of it. Today, if you want a good job, get a good education. Stay in School."
JANUARY 4, 1967 (EP. #666)
Liz desperately tried to ignore the possibility that Bill and Missy were together when Danny called to warn that Missy had been away from the hotel for hours. Madge brooded over Danny betraying Flo and Bill and wondered whether he had tricked Missy into a hasty marriage. Flo told Madge that drinking numbs the pain of losing Danny and scoffed at the idea of going to Iowa because she would be subjected to their mother's lectures. Madge joined Flo in questioning the reasons Missy married Danny instead of reconciling with Bill. Liz urged Bill not to concern himself with Flo's heartbreak over being dumped by Danny. Russ was sympathetic when Liz complained that she only receives short letters and monthly phone calls from Susan, but refused to interfere by asking Susan to return home. Bill recounted waiting all day at a Chicago post office in hopes that Missy would come to retrieve her mail and finding Pat's letter ripped up and thrown into the trash basket. Russ was disturbed when a rankled Bill theorized that Missy was simply putting on an innocent routine while John handles her estate. Danny's relief quickly turned to fury once Missy returned to the hotel looking forlorn and haggard. Missy was forthright in telling Danny that she ran into Lenore and tried to visit Bill at John's office. Danny seemed ready to have apoplexy once Missy proclaimed that their union was a mistake, that she still loves Bill, and insisted that they have their marriage annulled. Danny was plagued by the voices of Liz, Madge, and Missy, who taunted him over being a con artist and at risk of losing Missy and her fortune. Missy was asleep as Danny locked her in the bedroom.
Notes: Interesting script-notes for the transition in Act III: (AS BILL GOES UPSTAIRS, RUSS LOOKS AFTER HIM SEEING VERY CLEARLY THAT BILL DOES NOT TRULY LOVE LENORE. AND THEN CUT TO DANNY STILL PACING THE LIVING ROOM OF THE HOTEL SUITE. PERHAPS RUSS COULD PACE ONE WAY ACROSS THE ROOM AND WE CUT TO DANNY PACING BACK THE OTHER WAY. THIS SCENE IS TAKING PLACE LATER SO WE SPOT A CLOCK SHOWING NINE O'CLOCK...)
JANUARY 5, 1967 (EP. #667)
Lenore raved about the engagement party while nestled in Bill's arms. Helen was embarrassed to catch Bill and Lenore kissing while she was cleaning up the house. Bill and Lenore settled on February 1st as their wedding date. Helen was thankful that Lenore had fallen in love with Bill, despite her initial motivations of deeming Bill's engagement to Missy as a challenge to snag him away from her. Lenore told Helen that she got the definite impression that Missy was unaware of Bill's search for her in Chicago and pleaded for Helen not to tell anyone because she feared that Bill would become full of regrets. Madge smiled wryly while telling Charlie that tending to Flo is exhausting, but conceded that she cannot stop her from purchasing alcohol. Charlie was pleased that Madge had agreed to take Flo to Iowa and then head to Bay City to confront Danny over his treachery and force him to repay Flo. Michael informed Bill that Lee refuses to believe that he is leaving town permanently. Bill bitterly ascertained to Michael that Danny and Missy had played a game of cat-and-mouse on him in Chicago and swore that he is finished with Missy. Michael half-heartedly wished Bill luck towards his impending nuptials to Lenore, but wasn't thrilled by Bill's anxiousness in putting his past behind him. Missy hurriedly put on her robe and placed herself at the window as Danny brought breakfast to her. Danny begged Missy to forgive him for losing his temper and tried to wear down Missy's defenses with sweet-talking and displays of affection. Missy was consumed by the misery and emptiness she felt the night Liz hounded her out of town while quietly sobbing on the bed.
Helen: "...I'll just get these things out to the kitchen, and--"
Bill: "Want us to help, Mrs. Moore?"
Helen: "Heavens, no! The condition you're both in, you'd just be in the way." (TURNS TO GO, THEN STOP:) "I do, have one request, though." (TO BILL:) "Couldn't you make it 'Helen'?"
Lenore: (SMILES:) "How about 'Mother Moore'?"
Helen: "You call me that and I'll never speak to you again--" (TO LENORE:) "--and I'll disown you for suggesting it."
JANUARY 6, 1967 (EP. #668)
Michael called Pat to confirm that she is meeting him in a park this afternoon. Lee quipped that Pat sounded urgent and tense on the phone, but bought Pat's lie that she was speaking to the pharmacy about refilling John's prescription. Mary and Russ agreed that Danny was pathetic in trying to impress them while Alice joked that she'd like to see Dru grill Danny over pursuing Missy's inheritance and expose him for the crook that he is. Russ lamented to Mary that John won't help himself and refuses to discuss his paralysis while Pat appears to be on the verge of a breakdown. Mary confessed to Russ that she and Jim tried to reason with John to no avail. Lee balked at John and Pat's suggestion that she forego studying at the library to have a day of relaxation. John interrupted Pat from urging Lee to prepare herself for the possibility that Michael may never return. Pat maintained that she was simply being realistic about Michael in response to John's lecture that she was pouring cold water on Lee's hopes. Lee told Lenore that getting a convertible for Christmas cannot replace the engagement ring she was expecting from Michael, but refused to wallow in self-pity. Lenore made Lee feel optimistic by pointing out that she didn't have to contend with Michael carrying a torch for another woman like she did with Bill. Pat felt agonized as Michael mused that they should be spending every moment together and reminisced about declaring their love in the park. Lenore reiterated her belief that Lee hadn't lost Michael because of the quarrel they had about him leaving town. Lee allowed Lenore to borrow her car and planned to walk home through the park.
JANUARY 9, 1967 (EP. #669)
Michael told Pat that he will cherish their last moments together, despite it being hopeless for the two of them to be together. John was pleased that Dru elected to handle correspondence, tend to nervous clients, and give legal advice to Bill while Fred tackles the courtroom case load. Dru was sympathetic yet distressed when John groused about Michael breaking Lee's heart and resolved to uncover the truth behind his sudden departure. Russ happily informed Lee that he was accepted into the intern program at Memorial Hospital. Russ and Alice offered to keep Lee company and pressed her to confide in them about Michael. Lee told Russ and Alice that she is going to walk home to sort out her feelings. Michael reflected on his failed first marriage, that it would come naturally to love Pat and build a wonderful life with her, and urged Pat not to feel disloyal to John and Lee because they never meant to fall in love and haven't surrendered to their passions. Pat told Michael that she gave John gratitude and misinterpreted it as love, but Michael maintained that she has been a selfless and devoted wife to John. Pat told Michael that she will help John restore his self-respect and console Lee over Michael. Lee grew haggard and nearly catatonic after witnessing Michael and Pat declare their love, share a passionate kiss while embracing each other and retreat separately. Dru was disturbed when Lee laughed irrationally about loaning her car to Lenore. Lee reacted blankly as Dru promised that she has John, Pat, and her friends to provide moral support in coping with Michael's parting. Dru was gravely concerned by Lee's refusal to let him accompany her home.
Michael: "My darling, we've said everything...but I keep wanting to say it over and over again. I want to...tell you again how beautiful you are, how you move like a poem, when I'm alone, how you're always in my thoughts."
Pat: "Oh, Michael..."
Michael: "Patricia, Patricia...to think that I'll never see you again..." (ANGUISHED...REBELING AGAINST WHAT HE HAS TO DO:) "If only there were...no other people in the way!"
Pat: "But there are, Michael."
Michael: "I know."
Pat: "And there's nothing we can do. I hope you forget me, Michael."
Michael: "I hope you forget me, too. But we both know that neither one of us will ever forget..."
Michael: "Because we've loved each other too much..."
Pat: (JUST BREATHES IT:) "Yes, Michael."
Michael: "Oh, my darling...I love you..."
Pat: "Oh, Michael, I love you..." (AND THEY ARE IN EACH OTHER'S ARMS...KISSING. HOLD THIS FOR A LONG MOMENT...THEN CUT TO LEE FOR A MOMENT, THEN BACK TO PAT AND MICHAEL...THE KISS ENDS, AND THEY STAND BACK AND FACE EACH OTHER, BREATHLESS). "Please, I must go."
Michael: "But I should drive you home."
Pat: "No...go. Not another word...just go. Just leave me..." (HE LOOKS AT HER FOR ONE LAST MOMENT...THEN HE TURNS AND HASTENS OFF. MOVE IN ON PAT. LOOKING OFF IN THE DIRECTION HE TOOK...PRESENTLY THERE COMES THE SOUND OF A CAR STARTING...THEN THE SOUND OF THE CAR MOVING OFF...PAT, LEANING FORWARD, WATCHES IT UNTIL APPARENTLY IT IS GONE AND THE SOUND OF CAR HAS FADED OUT COMPLETELY. THEN, WITH A LITTLE STRANGLED CRY, SHE TURNS AND HASTENS OFF IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION).
Lee: (AFTER A MOMENT, SLOWLY, HER FACE HAGGARD, LEE COMES INTO THE FRAME AND STANDS LOOKING AFTER PAT...ALMOST CATATONIC WITH SHOCK...THEN SUDDENLY SHE BREAKS AND RUNS AS IF TO GET AWAY FROM ALL THAT SHE HAS SEEN AND HEARD....STOPS SUDDENLY NOT FAR AWAY AT ALL...CLOSE TO THE SPOT FROM WHICH SHE HAD WATCHED PAT AND MICHAEL...)
JANUARY 10, 1967 (EP. #670)
Danny called Fred to demand that he contact him right away. Alice was miffed by Danny's rude manner when she dropped by to visit Missy. Mary acknowledged to Helen that Bill is bitter towards Missy, but didn't want to assume that Bill was getting married to Lenore on the rebound due to Helen's concerns over the engagement. Helen was deeply alarmed when Mary mentioned Missy's hostile reference to Katherine. Alice griped to Mary and Helen that Danny chastised her for bothering Missy and implied that she doesn't want to see her friends. Helen and Mary were disturbed as Alice fretted that Danny is practically holding Missy hostage in their hotel suite. Danny lectured Missy on being an inadequate wife because she refuses to be seen in public with him and spurns his affections. Missy bluntly told Danny that their marriage is a mistake and implored him to consent to a divorce so he can be free to marry a woman who truly loves him. Lenore decided against probing Bill further when he was purposely vague in response to her questions on Michael's reasons for skipping town. John frowned as Helen mused that Missy has turned against Katherine despite the two of them having a close relationship prior to her death. Helen agreed with John's assertion that it would have been terribly cruel for someone to tell Missy that she was Katherine's illegitimate daughter. John assured Helen that he will uphold Katherine's will and protect Missy's financial interests. Danny scoffed at Missy for thinking that she had grounds for a divorce or annulment. Missy fled into the bedroom and stealthily locked the door after Danny grabbed her forcefully and kissed her roughly.
Danny: "...You think I'm going to stand here and let you walk out on me, after everything I did for you? You say you want a divorce? Well, I won't give you a divorce, and you know you got no grounds, so forget it."
Missy: (DESPERATE) "An annulment, then -- I don't need your consent for an annulment, I--"
Danny: (LAUGHS HARSHLY) "Annie, you got a short memory. Maybe you'd like to forget it, but -" (TAKES HER CHIN IN HIS HAND, SQUEEZES, FORCING HER TO LOOK AT HIM) "-- baby, we're really married now, remember?" (DRAWS HER TO HIM, STILL HOLDING HER JUST WITH THE HAND UNDER CHIN, LOW, VICIOUS) "You're stuck with me and I'm stuck with you, and that's the way it's going to stay..."
JANUARY 11, 1967 (EP. #671)
Russ was troubled by Lee's absent-minded and flat demeanor as she quipped that she was meeting someone for a romantic rendezvous at the Student Union. Jim and Mary were thrilled to receive a letter from a Dr. Burroughs that praised Russ for successfully delivering a healthy baby. Mary wasn't offended when Jim jokingly compared her to Liz in wanting Russ to bide his time before getting married and starting a family. Dru told Jim and Mary that Lee seemed disoriented and completely unaware of her surroundings as she wandered through the park. Mary tried to mollify Dru by hypothesizing that Lee's behavior may be a healthy sign that she is facing the reality of Michael's departure. Lee somnabulistically started walking home after she recalled witnessing Michael and Pat expressing their love and biding each other farewell. Pat made a concerted effort to create an atmosphere of normalcy as she played the doting, loving wife to John while suppressing her anguish over Michael. John bought Pat's excuses for running late from shopping and acting somewhat unnerved and tense. Lee made a veiled remark at Pat for good-naturedly stating that she didn't share John's concerns over Lee's tardiness getting home. Mary echoed Russ's optimism in Lee being young enough to recover from the heartbreak of losing Michael. Jim expressed his and Mary's pride in Russ being an unselfish, giving person who accepts serving people as a calling rather than an occupation just like Pat and Alice. Lee studied Pat in bewilderment and incomprehension as John promised that he and Pat will give her love and moral support as she copes with Michael leaving town.
Notes: This episode contains the first reference to Bryant's department store.
JANUARY 12, 1967 (EP. #672)
John suggested to Pat and Lee that they invite Michael and Hope over to spend the evening with them. Lee grew hysterical while telling John and Pat that she won't go through the motions of giving Michael a fond farewell and wailed that she will likely not be missed before retreating to her bedroom. Jim had Mary call Pat to quell her concerns about Lee's whereabouts and emotional stress. Mary was dissatisfied while informing Jim that Pat didn't provide indications that anything was wrong with Lee. John encouraged Pat to console Lee and reiterated his faith in Michael's eventual return. Lee laid on the bed staring at the ceiling while trying to ignore Pat's knocking at the door. Lee berated herself for believing that Michael didn't care for anyone else except her and allowing Pat to betray her trust and play her for a fool. John blamed Lee's despondence on Michael ending their relationship after getting into a pessimistic mood. Pat spoke of romantic breakups and picking up the pieces as unfortunate parts of life, but couldn't prevent John from calling Michael. Hope tried unsuccessfully to convince Michael to marry Lee so that she could move away with them. Michael told John that he hadn't planned on visiting anyone because they have an early morning flight to catch. John was struck by a sense of finality once Michael expressed gratitude for giving him a job and asked John to say goodbye to Pat and Lee on his behalf. Pat died inside and struggled to keep her voice steady as John relayed Michael's messages. Lee politely resisted John's efforts to talk things out. Lee told herself that Pat stole the two men that she ever truly cared about and angrily vowed revenge.
(Hastings Den) Hope: "Why don't we take Lee with us, then? You could get married, and then she could go everywhere with us."
Michael: "Darling, I don't think it would work out for us to get married."
Hope: (Exit Line) "Why not? She likes you so much...I can tell...and you like her, don't you?"
Michael: "Yes, of course I like her but..." (HE IS RESCUED BY THE TELEPHONE RINGING. MOVING TOWARDS IT, HE PROJECTS) "I'll get it, Mrs. Hastings!" (PICKS UP) "Hello?"
Notes: Last appearance of Elissa Leeds as Hope Bauer.
JANUARY 13, 1967 (EP. #673)
Missy asked Danny whether he married her out of pity once Danny brought up providing her with shelter and companionship without laying a finger on her. Michael mused that he was ill-equipped to give advice on personal matters after making a mess of his own life and tried to assure Bill that he will have a fine marriage with Lenore. Bill expressed his admiration to Michael for saving Pat's marriage to John and her close relationship to Lee by leaving town. Michael chose not to verbalize his doubts towards Bill's claims that Lenore succeeded in getting him to forget Missy. Danny tried to disguise his embarrassment as Missy correctly surmised that intimacy was a symbol of love to him that is lacking in their marriage. Missy sorrowfully admitted to Danny that she is incapable of loving him and emphatically urged him to find a girl like Flo who will make him happy. Madge implored a defiant Flo to accept the fact she and Danny are through to no avail. Flo pitifully told Madge that she still loves Danny despite him being a duplicitous, unfaithful creep. Madge assured Flo that she wouldn't be a burden on the family in Iowa while she dries out, then subtly pumped Flo for an estimate on the amount of money she gave to Danny during their romance. Missy defended herself as Danny doggedly pointed out that he gave her a name, that Bill never bothered to search for her and has moved forward with Lenore, and assumed a charming smile while trying to convince Missy that they can work things out. Madge finalized arrangements for Flo to fly to Iowa. Flo prepared for bed as Madge secretly relished in blackmailing Danny by threatening to reveal his schemes to Missy.
JANUARY 16, 1967 (EP. #674)
Danny laughed nervously at Liz's disguise to their secretive meeting at the hotel. Liz saw through Danny's calm, collected facade as she probed him with questions on Fred's progress in breaking the terms of Katherine's will. Madge informed Charlie that Flo will benefit greatly from staying with family in Iowa, but may need a psychiatrist to overcome her alcoholism. Charlie promised Madge he would try to convince Max to grant her some time away from work. Charlie was dubious and frightened as Madge pledged to pressure Danny into financially supporting Flo and expose him to Missy should he be uncooperative. Danny ridiculed Liz for phrasing her machinations against Bill and Missy as if they were a pretty, symphonic arrangement. Liz refused to believe Danny's cocky assurances that he and Missy have reconciled and that she has accepted Bill and Lenore's engagement. Danny grew pensive while Liz begged him to forget about Missy's inheritance and leave Bay City to prevent Bill and Missy from seeing each other. Lenore was only partially successful at convincing Helen that Missy cleverly dissembled ignorance over Bill traveling to Chicago and not receiving Pat's letter. Missy paced thoughtfully while trying to figure out the underlying meaning to Lenore's veiled remarks during their conversation at the Student Union. Danny was irritated by Missy's unenthusiastic and suspicious reaction towards his plans for them to leave town. Missy dropped the subject once Danny dismissed Lenore's insinuations about Bill being in Chicago as speculation. Danny suppressed his violent impulses when Missy exclaimed that she is uncertain about splitting town.
Liz: "As you have been so fond of pointing out, our interests do to some extent coincide."
Danny: "Uh huh. Take all the fancy wrapping of what you said and it means you're scared I'll tell little Billy-boy what Mama did to keep him from marrying Melissa Palmer."
Liz: (UPSET BY THIS BUT DETERMINED TO KEEP THE UPPER HAND) "It's quite true that I don't want my son to know how I saved him from a most unsuitable marriage--"
Danny: (OVER) "Hey, it's great the way you talk. You did your own son dirty, and you make it sound like a fancy symphonic arrangement. But the tune is still 'Pop Goes the Weasel,' Duchess."
JANUARY 17, 1967 (EP. #675)
Lee recalled seeing Michael and Pat in the park while lying awake in bed. Pat left to prepare breakfast rather than endure Lee's sullen and bitter mood. Dru reassured Michael that he still believes that he has just and sufficient reasons for abruptly moving away. Michael grew agitated as Dru fretted that a beautiful young woman like Pat is trapped in a marriage to John, who has resigned himself from life. Dru and Michael surmised that Lee experienced a delayed reaction to Michael's departure and the end of their relationship to explain her frantic, dazed, and distraught behavior in the park. Michael was touched when Dru wished him a long, healthy life and bright future. John agreed with Pat that they should forget about Michael for Lee's sake. John and Pat grew deeply concerned when Lee tried to downplay the significance of Michael's departure and rudely stated that she didn't have the stomach to eat Pat's coffee cake. Lenore covered feeling threatened by Missy while telling Alice that she and Bill have settled on February 1st as their wedding date and are looking for an apartment. Alice and Lenore were dismayed towards Lee's dismissive attitude towards Michael, refusal to socialize with them, and her decision to cut a class. John told Dru that Lee has become withdrawn and feared that her rudeness to Pat was reminiscent of the turmoil in the household when John and Pat first married. John resolved to get to the bottom of Lee's poor attitude towards Pat. Pat lovingly took Lee's hands into hers and encouraged her to confide her hurt feelings since they have a close friendship. Lee started crying while loudly wailing to Pat that she never cared about her.
Notes: Michael (with Emily and Hope off-screen) took Westbound Flight Number 938, which had scheduled stops at Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
JANUARY 18, 1967 (EP. #676)
Lee allowed Pat to conclude that she was resentful because Pat didn't convince Michael to propose marriage to her. Pat told Missy that Lee had hoped that Michael's indecisiveness was temporary and that he would return once he had sorted out his feelings. Missy was incredulous as Pat lamented that Lee is acting hostile towards her again. Pat found herself thinking of Michael as Missy confessed that she empathizes with Lee because both of them lost the men that they love. Missy had Pat provide the contents of the letter she wrote to her. Dru told Bill that it was uncharacteristic of Michael to change his mind capriciously, but recognized the futility in puzzling over Michael's true reasons for leaving town. Bill bridled his animosity as Dru described Missy's disappearance and possible knowledge of Bill's quest to find her in Chicago as mysteries. Dru echoed Bill's negative appraisal of Danny, but rejected his theories that Missy was involved in Danny's schemes as pure conjecture. Danny accused Liz of being anxious to get rid of him and Missy to protect herself while keeping Bill tied to her apron strings. Liz panicked upon learning from Danny that Lenore inadvertently planted the idea in Missy's mind that Bill may have searched for her. Missy told Pat that she had planned to stay away from Bay City to bury the past. Pat was stunned by Missy's shocked reaction after she mentioned Bill's unsuccessful trips to Chicago. Dru refused to believe Bill's contentions that Missy had committed perfidy against him. Pat made Missy realize that Danny had known all along that she was an heiress and had sequestered her from seeing the news coverage on her disappearance.
Script Notes for Act II (Dru/Bill scene in John Randolph's office): In reference to Dru's full name. From June 1965 - July 1966, it had been incorrectly given as Michael Dru on the rare occasions a first and last name were given.
Dru: "...But a man like Michael Bauer doesn't change his mind on a whim -- from caprice. Michael has a good reason for leaving or my name isn't Mitchell Dru." (WRITER'S NOTE: THERE! WE'VE SAID IT AND I'M GLAD:)
JANUARY 19, 1967 (EP. #677)
Pat and Missy were horrified as they deduced that Danny feigned ignorance over Missy being an heiress, deliberately kept her in the dark about Bill's trips to Chicago, and disposed of Pat's letter at the post office. Missy admitted that she never asked Pat about the letter because she feared being lectured over fleeing town and tearfully confessed that she still loves Bill. Bill tried to reassure Lenore that Liz will adjust to the two of them putting their life together first. Lenore felt more secure once Bill proclaimed that he doesn't want to get involved in handling Katherine's estate and doesn't share Dru's curiosity over Missy's strange disappearance and behavior. Missy told Pat that she succumbed to the persistent shame of growing up in orphanages and foster homes and fabricating her name and parents, but refused to divulge Katherine and Liz's roles in her running away. Pat comforted Missy, who began to sob while consumed with revulsion and humiliation over Danny tricking her into a loveless marriage. Madge failed to muster Flo's enthusiasm over hosting family events and church suppers and volunteering at their mother's Ladies' Aid meetings. Flo griped to Madge that her life has been full of disappointments. Madge got into a tussle with Flo when she tried to destroy her picture of Danny. Flo begged Madge to let her contact Danny to no avail. Charlie was optimistic that Madge's plans to confront Danny will be successful. Missy told Pat that she married Danny to acquire a name and cure her loneliness and despair after discovering that her father had died without any living relatives. Pat emphatically urged Missy to tell Bill the truth and obtain a divorce from Danny.
JANUARY 20, 1967 (EP. #678)
Liz encouraged Danny to skip town since she can't get Fred to unlock Missy's trust fund. Danny threatened to tell Bill the whole sordid story of Liz's mistreatment of Missy should he lose access to her fortune. Danny planned to inform Missy that they were leaving town, accepting the monthly income from the estate, and returning at another date to break the conditions of the will, but arrived home to find Missy had went out. Pat sympathized with Missy's fears that discussing her situation with John might accidentally cause Danny to discover that she is fully aware of his treachery. Missy told Pat that her mind was like a blank slate in which Danny's words were all that registered while she was living in a daze and recovering from her illness, which made her vulnerable to Danny's manipulations. Dru relished in pointing out to Liz that her certainty in Danny and Missy's impending departure reinforces his suspicions that she has intimate knowledge of Missy's disappearance. Pat left a message for Bill when Liz unexpectedly answered the phone at John's office. Mary tried to reassure Helen that Bill is marrying Lenore of his own volition. Helen informed Mary that she is troubled by memories of Bill's love for Missy and maintained that Bill hadn't allowed himself sufficient time for his wounds to completely heal. Danny lightly scolded Missy for not leaving a note as Pat observed the interaction. Danny grew suspicious as Missy glanced at the phone and objected to his request to see John. Liz masked her displeasure over Bill and Lenore choosing an apartment that included a room that could be turned into a study. Dru suggested that Liz and Bill visit John and Pat.
Helen: "It's something I lie awake at night wondering about and worrying about. And that's all I can do. When your children are grown--"
Mary: "Oh, don't I know. Mother used to say 'When they're little, they're an armfull and when they're big, they're a heartful.' But there is nothing you can do about it."
Helen: "Nothing but watch and wait and pray and keep your fingers crossed."
Mary: "And your mouth shut."
Helen: (AND SHE LAUGHS A BIT:) "Oh, definitely, your mouth shut. But never in my life, Mary, have I so wished I had the gift of gazing into a crystal ball."
JANUARY 23, 1967 (EP. #679)
John was puzzled once an agitated Pat explained that Danny came to retrieve Missy. Pat implored John to make his conversation with Danny brief and get rid of him in short order. Lee advised John not to expect her for dinner since she had plans for the evening. Danny exchanged pleasantries with John upon meeting him for the first time. Missy was mortified when Danny referred to Michael as useless, prompting John to argue that Michael was obligated to uphold the provisions of Katherine's estate and protect Missy's financial interests. Danny interpreted John's contentions that he could swiftly get his case tossed out of court because he lacked legal standing in beating the will's terms as a challenge. Pat offered to drive Missy to the hotel because she didn't want to go home with an ill-tempered Danny. Liz urged Bill to take her home once she recognized Danny's car parked in the Randolph's driveway. Alice told Lenore that she has accepted her and Bill's engagement, apologized for expressing misgivings, and happily agreed to be Lenore's bridesmaid. Liz cooed over Missy having a "married look" that suited her well as Bill coldly rejected Danny's handshake. Liz observed Bill and Missy transfixed by each other's gazes, prompting Danny to hustle Missy out the door. John and Liz marveled at Danny's unscrupulous and audacious nature. Pat surreptitiously arranged to have a private talk with Bill. Mary nodded approvingly over Alice's theory that Bill was rushing into marriage to ease the pain of Missy jilting him. Pat grew exasperated at Bill, who was incredulous as she gave painstaking details on the ways in which Danny had fooled Missy. Bill felt conflicted when Pat begged him to help Missy escape from Danny.
Lenore: "Then you are kindly disposed toward that romantic institution marriage?"
Alice: (TALLULAH? BETTE DAVIS?) "Dahling, I adore marriage! Why, every time I embark on the seas of matrimony, I get such a thrill --" (STOPS) "-- do you know what I said to my third husband, the count -- or was it the marquis? -- I said, 'darling, marriage is such fun, why do you have to be such a crushing bore?'"
Lenore: (LAUGHING) "Will you stop? I'm trying to ask you something!"
Alice: "Ask away, dahling, by all means, what --" (STOPS, LAYS HER HAND ON LENORE'S ARM, DRAMATICALLY) "--you want to write my memoirs." (LEANS BACK SENSUOUSLY, PUFFING FROM IMAGINARY LONG CIGARETTE HOLDER) "Let's see, what should we title them? How about 'I Turned Down a Throne for Love?' No, I guess that's been used--"
Lenore: "How about 'I Was a Teenage Bridesmaid?'"
Alice: "You're awfully kind, darling, but I just turned twenty. Anyway, whose bridesmaid was I?"
Lenore: "You're going to be mine, I hope."
JANUARY 24, 1967 (EP. #680)
Danny boasted over making progress with John until Missy involuntarily let out a spasmodic gasp in reaction to Pat's dire warnings that echoed in her mind. Danny gripped Missy's body in a rough, threatening manner while grilling her on the veiled remark she made about never really knowing him. Missy grew petrified as Danny insinuated that she considers him dirt in comparison now that she has seen Bill again. Pat emphatically told Bill that Missy desperately needs help to be freed from Danny's power and influence. Bill dropped his defenses and bitterness once Pat revealed that Missy still loves him and ran away due to her own fears and self-loathing. Pat urged Bill to keep his planned dinner date with Lenore while she and John lure Danny out of the hotel so that he can speak with Missy alone. Lenore noticed that Bill seemed distracted as she debated on asking Lee to be a bridesmaid and assigned Bill to elect four ushers for their wedding ceremony, but chalked it up to Bill's reserved nature. Bill tried to assure Lenore that Lee will recover quickly from her breakup with Michael. John and Pat hoped that Lee going out for the evening was a positive sign that she is moving on with her life and getting back into circulation. Pat complimented John on being a regular Machiavelli for fooling Danny into coming to the house to discuss new angles in breaking the provisions of Missy's inheritance. Missy told Danny that Pat was having a dress she saw at Bryant's delivered to the hotel to cover being clued in on John and Pat's plot over the phone. Danny groaned about wasting his time with Michael, but was ebullient to finally get John's apparent cooperation.
JANUARY 25, 1967 (EP. #681)
Pat informed Bill that Danny fell for John dangling the prospect of money in front of him and that Missy is expecting him at the suite. Bill was speechless when Pat stated that he and Missy had love in their favor, which is more powerful than luck. Liz graciously accepted Bill's claim that he had a working lunch planned with Dru. Missy dissembled ignorance and disinterest over financial affairs when Danny requested her presence at John's to support him unlocking the trust fund. Missy couldn't repress a smile at Danny's statements that he refuses to do anything behind her back. Dru gently chided Bill for being too pre-occupied with his impending nuptials to properly concentrate on the cases they were reviewing. Bill lied to Dru about having a date with Lenore as an excuse to leave work. Danny was confused and overwhelmed as John discussed cases that had parallels to his quest in acquiring Missy's fortune in a lump sum. John and Pat exchanged knowing glances as the time approached for Bill to arrive at the hotel. Bill and Missy seethed with hatred as they realized the extent by which Danny manipulated them, that he knew Missy was an heiress from the start, and had kept Missy hidden while Bill searched for her in Chicago. Missy revealed that she fled town because she was ashamed of being abandoned as a child who lived in foster homes and orphanages to Bill, who was instantly forgiving and promised that her background meant nothing to him. Dru lectured Liz for checking on Bill and expecting him to keep his family apprised of his precise movements. Bill and Missy embraced and kissed tenderly after declaring their undying love for each other.
Bill: "You mean you left because you couldn't face me, knowing what you did about yourself?" (SHE NODS, UNABLE TO SPEAK:) "Missy, I can't believe that, I can't understand--"
Missy: "You can't understand that kind of shame?" (THROUGH HER TEARS, A KIND OF FIERCENESS:) "No, of course you can't -- because you've never had any doubts about who you are. Nobody ever abandoned you, not even for a minute -- you were born in that beautiful house where you lived all your life, with beautiful loving parents, in beautiful wedlock--" (STOPS, BREAKING).
Bill: (ANGUISHED) "Missy, none of that would have made any difference to me. I never asked who your parents were, I never cared--"
Missy: "But I did! And as long as I had the dream, the made-up story everything was all right, even the lies, I justified them, but then when I found out the truth--"
Bill: "Missy, who told you? Who would do a thing like that to you?" (AND AS SHE LOOKS UP OR TURNS BACK TO HIM, ALMOST AS THOUGH ASSAYING WHETHER TO TELL HIM...)
Bill: (STOPS, TRYING TO TAKE IN ALL THAT SHE'S SAID, ALL IT'S IMPLICATIONS, THEN:) "Missy, I have to ask you something. It's none of my business, and if you don't want to answer me, I'll understand, but I have to ask anyway." (A DEEP BREATH; UNTIL HE ACTUALLY HEARS IT FROM HER, HE HAS TO FEAR THE ANSWER TO THIS:) "Are you in love with your husband?"
Missy: (SIMPLY, UNSMILING; AFTER ALL, THIS ANSWER DOESN'T SOLVE ALL THEIR PROBLEMS BY ANY MEANS:) "How could I be? I love you."
Bill: (CAN HARDLY BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING:) "You--?"
Missy: "I never stopped loving you, longing to see you -- even knowing you were angry with me." (DELIBERATELY CLOSES HER EYES, TO SHUT OUT HIS IMAGE, TO KEEP FROM GOING INTO HIS ARMS...)
Bill: (TENDERLY, QUIET:) "I'm not angry with you, Missy."
Missy: (OPENS HER EYES, LOOKS AT HIM:) "Bill -- if your anger and your hurt went away, is -- is anything left?"
Bill: "Yes. My love for you. It never went away, Missy."
Missy: "Oh, Bill!" (AND AS THEY GO SLOWLY, MAGNETICALLY INTO EACH OTHERS' ARMS, FADE OUT).
JANUARY 26, 1967 (EP. #682)
Missy felt that her dreaded hotel suite had become a wonderland now that Bill was present. Lee apologized to Lenore after snapping at her for bringing up the impact of Michael's departure on her. Lenore was sympathetic to Lee's indecision towards being one of her bridesmaids. Lee marveled at Bill's ability to work and study after Missy jilting him, but refused to confirm Lenore's assumption that she was referring to dealing with her heartbreak over Michael. Bill excoriated himself for believing Danny's lies that Missy never cared about him and was in love with her husband. Missy was privately distressed by the memory of submitting to Danny physically once while Bill cringed at the thought of Danny being in Missy's arms, though Bill promised Missy that her actions as Danny's wife had absolutely no bearing on their future. Missy was instantly forgiving as Bill chastised himself for not having Alice's unwavering faith in her. Bill and Missy vowed to free her from Danny and begin their life together. Bill kissed Missy tenderly and passionately, then left the hotel once she was notified by Pat that Danny had left the Randolph household. Charlie was apprehensive despite Madge's fearless attitude towards confronting Danny alone. Madge shared Charlie's curiosity over a shady character named Sam, who came to the Alley looking for Danny. Sam called the Barclay Hotel to retrieve Danny's whereabouts. Liz asked leading questions to probe Lenore on her conversation with Missy and tried to convince herself that she is no longer a threat to Bill and Lenore's happiness. Missy was quite frightened and puzzled when Sam arrived and insisted on waiting for Danny.
Bill: "Missy, my darling, how could this have happened to us? We should never have been apart. Never."
Missy: "I know. Oh, I know that now."
Bill: "Oh, Missy, I love you. I never stopped loving you and I love you now more than ever."
Missy: "I love you, Bill. Oh, I do, I love you so much." [THEY LOOK AT EACH OTHER, THEIR FACES GLOWING AND GO AGAIN INTO EACH OTHERS ARMS].
(DISSOLVE TO SAM IN PHONE BOOTH IN LIMBO. HE IS ALREADY SPEAKING INTO THE PHONE)
Sam: (Introduction Line) "Hello, Barclay Hotel?... Listen, sister, can you give me the number of Danny Fargo's room?.... Mr. Daniel Fargo." (TO HIMSELF, GRINNING) "Mister!...." (THEN) "Oh, not a room, huh? A suite! Well, well, well..." (HE WRITES A NUMBER DOWN ON THE BACK OF AN ENVELOPE) "No, don't ring him. I'll be making a personal call on Mr. Daniel Fargo." (HANGS UP, LOOKS AT THE ENVELOPE) "A suite yet." (PUTS ENVELOPE IN HIS POCKET, AS HE STARTS OUT OF THE PHONE BOOTH. FADE OUT).
Notes: First appearance of Jordan Charney as Sam Lucas.
JANUARY 27, 1967 (EP. #683)
Sam was undeterred despite Missy's hints that it may be a while before Danny returns to the suite. Missy became flustered and scared once Sam revealed knowledge of her being an heiress that he obtained from friends in Chicago and articles in the newspapers. Danny informed Fred that he is leaving town, but will be returning for Missy's fortune and hiring a lawyer who will properly serve his interests. Fred warned Danny to adopt a more hospitable tone or be promptly escorted out of his office and sensed that Danny had a hidden agenda for boasting about getting acquainted with Liz and befriending John and Pat. Danny and Sam sized each other up as Missy went into the bedroom to give them a chance to talk privately. Sam took Danny to task for escaping with the money they robbed from a gas station in Evansville six years ago and allowing him to take the fall. Danny grew terrified and murderous when Sam deemed three hundred dollars as insufficient for not implicating Danny in their heist since he is married to a wealthy woman like Missy. Sam ordered Danny to gain access to Missy's fortune or risk being turned in to the police. Alice told Mary that Liz warned her not to interfere in Bill and Lenore's lives and complained that the family should quit excusing Liz's behavior so readily. Liz recalled Danny threatening to expose her machinations against Missy should he fail to unlock her trust fund and vowed to stop him once and for all. Fred chided Liz for keeping tabs on Bill by going into John's office and worrying excessively about him running into Missy. Danny deflected Missy's questions about Sam and stated that they are leaving Bay City right away.
JANUARY 30, 1967 (EP. #684)
Bill arrived at Pat and John's house in a flurry, insisting they needed to save Missy from Danny. John advocated sensibility when Bill warned he's liable to do something pretty wild. Bill agreed they could tell Lee of their plans, and they all decided to keep Lenore in the dark. Fred clued Bill in to the fact that Liz was very interested in his whereabouts that afternoon. Bill was reluctant when Fred suggested he and Lenore join him, Liz, Alice, and Tony at the swank new supper club, the Top of the Tower. At their table, all six toasted Bill and Lenore with champagne. Tony groaned when Alice felt sure Bill wasn't keen on marrying Lenore. As he danced like an automaton, Bill felt his eyes glaze over while Lenore mentioned asking Lee to be her bridesmaid. Lee blasted Pat for fixing things so Lenore will lose Bill, then astounded her by revealing she'd been in the park when Pat kissed Michael and told him she loved him. Lee refused to believe Pat's desperate insistence that nothing happened between her and Michael. Lee made her suffer by saying she hadn't made up her mind whether to tell John.
Tony: "Come on in, the rhythm's fine!"
Alice: "From over at that window you can see all the lights of the city...Why don't you dance over there?"
Fred: "If my insurance man forbids me to shovel snow, he must frown on dancing." (THEY ALL LAUGH, AND TONY WHIRLS ALICE AWAY...THE CAMERA FOLLOWS THEM:)
Alice: "Oh, Tony, it's so wonderful of your father to - oh, I don't know! It's not just the place, it's -- it's the way it makes me feel that life could be really swinging if--"
Tony: (OVER) "If you didn't have to get up and work the next day?"
Alice: "I was going to say if Bill really loved Lenore."
Tony: (GROANS:) "Are you starting on that again!"
Alice: "Didn't you notice how quiet he was?"
Tony: (Exit Line) "No, I was making too much noise myself."
Alice: "He isn't happy. Something's wrong..."
Pat: "Lee... do you mean.. you can't be saying..."
Lee: "I'm saying just what you think I'm saying. I'm saying that I know about you and Michael. Yes, Pat, I know everything."
Pat: "Oh, Lee, you're mistaken."
Lee: "Oh, no I'm not!"
Notes: Last appearance of Alex Canaan as Tony Douglas (1967).
JANUARY 31, 1967 (EP. #685)
John failed to interest Pat and Lee in his discussion of divorce laws. Mary and Jim admitted they'd been relieved ever since Michael got on a plane and left Bay City. After he made a big speech of his love for her, they decided to stop in on Pat. Lee was venomous in her condemnation of Pat, who explained she and Michael were in love, but he left so nothing would happen. Lee was sure he left because he was too honorable to keep up an affair with a married woman. Dru lamented to Alice he doesn't live the life of the reprobate he imagined he would be, then they speculated if Liz had reason to be agitated about Bill's behavior. Liz's worst fears were realized when Bill decided to tell her he'd seen Missy. She pressed the attack when he said he understood everything now (though not her involvement), but he blew up when she harped on his taking Danny's leavings.
Jim: "They're all right now, aren't they?"
Mary: "You mean the children."
Jim: "Do we ever talk about anybody else?"
Liz: "[BACKING AWAY FROM HIM... FRIGHTENED OF HIM... BUT FRIGHTENED,
TOO, BECAUSE EVERYTHING SHE'S WORKED AND LIVED FOR IS COLLAPSING.
WHEEDLING:] Oh, Bill, you can't do this to me. [REALIZING THAT'S A MISTAKE,
AMENDS IT] To Lenore... [THEN:] Bill, it's been in the papers,...Everybody knows... you're
going to... [HER VOICE IS GETTING SMALLER... SHE'S LICKED... SHE'S
FRIGHTENED... SHE'S ABANDONED BY HER SON... AND SHE KNOWS IT, THOUGH
SHE WHIMPERS THESE WORDS, WHICH DO NOT EVEN CONVINCE HER:] you're...
going to marry... Lenore..."
Bill: "No, Mother, I'm not. I am going to marry Missy. [TURNS AND STARTS TOWARD THE STAIRS. TAKE LIZ AND FADE OUT]"
FEBRUARY 1, 1967 (EP. #686)
Liz was relieved when Bill said Danny doesn't know he saw Missy, then frightened her when he crashed his fist into his palm at mention of Danny's name. She tried to convince him it would be dangerous to confront a man like Danny. Danny insisted to Missy that a punk like Sam didn't scare him, then blew up when she balked at the idea of splitting town after she signs papers at the bank tomorrow. Sam phoned to remind Danny he'd snitch to the cops if he didn't pay him off. At the Chicago airport, Charlie worried about Madge, who intended to confront Danny about the money he "borrowed" from Flo. Madge vowed to be reckless and give it to him good. Feeling trapped, a panicky Danny phoned for a taxi on the South Street entrance, then raged at Missy to pack her suitcases. Missy gasped when she came across the gun in the dresser drawer. Liz was satisfied when parroting John's sage advice prevented Bill from running out to check on Missy. Danny took the gun and refused again Missy's request for a divorce. As Missy sobbed in the next room, Danny was tormented by a montage of Liz, Madge, and Sam hounding him mercilessly.
FEBRUARY 2, 1967 (EP. #687)
Pat and Lee were nonplussed when John said the ringing phone must be the call he was expecting from Michael. Lee maliciously turned down John's offer to let her answer in favor of Pat, who also declined. Michael was grateful that John filled him in about Bill and Missy. Lee squirmed when John told Michael he could always come back to work for him if things don't work out. John was so exasperated that Lee refused to say hello that he threw up his hands and muttered, "Women!" Dru visited Mary in the kitchen to praise her Kaffee kuchen, and she was alarmed when he speculated on Lee's bleak mood. Lee warned Pat to toe the line even though she promised not to hurt her father by telling him. Still using kid's gloves with Missy, Danny tried to sweet-talk her when she expressed her desire to be free, but now that she knew what kind of lies were involved, she became repulsed. He was floored to receive a call from Madge, who demanded to meet him in the Bar and Grill across the street. Missy was frightened into obeying when he said she shouldn't use the phone or go out while he was out. Madge laid into Danny for conning Flo with perfumed garbage, and vowed to make him pay for turning Flo into a drunk by getting back all the money he took from her. Missy got up the courage to use the phone after checking the corridor for Danny.
Michael: "Give them... give everybody my regards."
John: "Certainly. Certainly. Maybe some other time--" [THEN:] "Well, goodbye Michael. And good luck."
Michael: (Exit Line) "Goodbye, John, and thanks very much for calling." [HE HANGS UP, EMOTIONS CHURNING WITHIN HIM].
FEBRUARY 3, 1967 (EP. #688)
Bill told Missy to hurry and meet him in the park near the hotel when she phoned him that Danny intends to whisk her away tomorrow. Lenore imparted to Helen that although there had never been skyrockets going off with her and Bill, she sensed something had been wrong tonight. Lenore declined to consider it when Helen suggested they wait until June to marry so Bill can get over his butterflies. Liz voiced objections while blocking the doorway until Bill grabbed her by the shoulders and firmly moved her aside. Liz trembled with terror, clapping her hands to her ears, as Danny's threats reverberated in her head. Danny gamely protested his innocence when Madge reminded he'd faked Missy out back in Chicago, then finally admitted his schemes when she threatened to spill the beans to Missy. Madge became fearful when he intimated there was another way besides a payoff to keep her shut up. Missy jumped out of the sere, cold wind into Bill's car and held onto him for dear life. She told him about the gun, and of how Danny had been frightened of a man named Sam. Bill said they'd go back to the hotel and settle the score with Danny once and for all. Liz took some deep breaths before leaving Bill a note (about being asleep upstairs), donned some dark glasses, and leaving.
FEBRUARY 6, 1967 (EP. #689)
Missy tried to talk Bill out of confronting Danny. Madge was almost speechless with rage when Danny, with an insouciant smile, said he could make Missy believe everything Madge said was a lie, then left her to pick up the check. Missy convinced Bill that Danny wouldn't hurt her since he needed her cooperation, and that she could lure him to the bank tomorrow, a safer place for Bill to confront him. Sam broke into Danny's suite, and made a mental note of the revolver he stumbled across in his search for valuables. Danny was frazzled to find Sam in his room still harping on being sent up for the job they pulled. Sam informed him he has a "To whom it may concern" letter in a safety deposit box in case Danny tried to use the gun on him instead of meeting his payoff deadline of ten o'clock tomorrow morning. Sam ran smack into Liz when she darted off the elevator, then was interested when she buzzed Danny's room and he let her in. Danny was astonished when Liz informed him that Missy had been seeing Bill behind his back. Desperate to bargain with him, she offered to try to convince Missy to settle a large sum on him, but he decided he'd only accept $500,000 from Liz.
FEBRUARY 7, 1967 (EP. #690)
Danny laughed and whispered in Liz's ear that his price was half a million dollars, paid tomorrow morning at ten o'clock. Missy convinced Bill her idea was best, and he told her not to worry about Lenore. When Danny speculated about Will's trust fund, Liz insisted she couldn't convert her assets to cash at a moment's notice, but Danny was inflexible. Bill found Liz's note, then poured himself a drink, and ruminated over Danny's machinations. Burning with a quiet, murderous fury, Madge mulled over Danny's words before bolting purposefully from the restaurant with the waitress looking at her agog. Liz returned home stealthily and poured herself a good stiff drink. When Bill caught her red-handed, she lied that she'd come downstairs to give in to a dissolute impulse. He was puzzled by her lack of reaction to his plans for tomorrow. Scared to death of the charade she must play, Missy stepped off the elevator and noticed to her surprise the room door was standing a few inches ajar. Leaving it open, she found the room in disarray. Upon closer inspection, she was traumatized to see Danny lying motionless behind the desk.
Missy: "[TOUCHES HIS CHEEK, SOFTLY] Tomorrow morning, darling?"
Bill: "Tomorrow morning. [HE KISSES HER AGAIN, THEN HUSKILY:] And then... forever. [SHE GOES QUICKLY]"
FEBRUARY 8, 1967 (EP. #691)
At midnight, a worried Alice came downstairs to sink into her father's easy chair. She sat erect, terribly startled, when she heard a noise from the kitchen. Very quietly she stole toward the kitchen and collided in the dark with a figure, who put his hand over her mouth to shut her up. Contrite but amused, Russ took Alice's wrist and pretended to feel her pulse. Russ said that though he wasn't due in until tomorrow, he got a ride from another medic upstate who let him off at the Dog Wagon restaurant downtown. Alice complained that though she felt like a maharani at the fancy restaurant, she was sure Bill had been unhappy because he didn't love Lenore. Liz forbade Bill from phoning and bothering John at this time of night, then denied she wasn't trying to help him. Speaking his name with the beginning of hysteria, Missy lifted Danny's hand, looked at it with horror, then let it drop to the floor, with a stifled scream of horror. Liz became exasperated when Bill commented on Danny's ability to fool Flo but not Madge. Madge darted around the bend in the corridor as the house detective [referred to as Harry here, but later as Thomas J. Simmons] and the night chambermaid [Dorothy L. Watkins] arrived at Danny's door to investigate the noise. The maid screamed "He's dead! He's dead! He's dead!" as they walked in on Missy standing holding the gun looking down at Danny. Madge was thoughtful, then frantic, before bolting down the fire exit door. Russ told Alice that a Dr. Robinson has a new operative procedure for cases like John's, and she agreed to talk to Pat about it. Russ was hesitant to agree to talk to Bill. Missy's teeth chattered and she looked like she might crumple into a heap at any moment as the maid ran for the doctor and Harry phoned for homicide.
FEBRUARY 9, 1967 (EP. #692)
Pat found John working late, and he claimed to have found a way for Missy to get a divorce under favorable conditions. Lee threw a jibe at Pat as over the phone John advised Bill not to call Missy. John described Bill's plan to them. Lee marched out of the room after refusing to listen to Pat. Harry followed Missy as she paced in a wobbly and somnambulistic fashion as the doctor examined Danny's body. Lt. Buckley and Sgt. Crawford questioned Harry. Irving the police photographer almost stumbled over Missy as he took shots of the corpse. Crawford outlined the body with chalk then dusted for prints. The maid became hysterical when Missy came out of her trance long enough to try to calm her self-pitying babbling. The police recognized Missy as the missing heiress they'd tried to find last year. Not feeling she needed a lawyer present, Missy spoke to Buckley, lying to protect Bill that she had been out for a walk alone when Danny was shot. Missy asked them to take her to the Randolphs.
FEBRUARY 10, 1967 (EP. #693)
Surprised to find Alice still awake, Dru told her he now has reason to believe something important was on Bill's mind. Alice felt like waving two American flags when Dru told her that John phoned with details of the plan to confront Danny tomorrow at the bank. Pat and John were on their way to bed when Crawford showed up on their doorstep with a dazed Missy. John dragged Crawford inside to speak with him, then whispered the news to Pat, who had her arm on Missy's shoulder on the couch. John and Pat promised to take care of Missy, who was barely able to recognize them. John asked Missy a few quick questions before Pat took her upstairs. Buckley told Crawford he learned that although the Fargos were newlyweds, they didn't share the same hotel bed. The next morning, John and Dru worried about what would happen to Missy when the police find out she had been planning to leave Danny. Buckley was confident that a guilty Missy had a thing about men and marriage.
Alice: (About Danny) "He's the vilest, creepingest, crawlingest creature I ever saw."
Dru: "[OVER] I endorse every sentiment you have ever had about him, my dear."
Dru: "I've got a lot of questions, naturally. First and foremost, who killed Danny Fargo?"
John: "No one knows yet..."
Dru: "I certainly hope it doesn't remain a mystery."
FEBRUARY 13, 1967 (EP. #694)
Unable to dissuade Bill from leaving, Liz felt the wheels turning in her mind when Lenore showed up for an early morning visit. Buckley tried to convince a doubtful Crawford that everything physical and psychological pointed to Missy's guilt, but Buckley also speculated that Bill would have been happy to have Danny bumped off. A flustered Bill looked a little sick when Lenore cooed about learning how to make breakfast for him. Liz ran out of the kichen after them as Bill tried to hustle Lenore out the door and into his car, then wailed in anguish as Bill said he was going to tell her it was over. Dru and John fumed over a busy signal, as Liz phoned Fred to ask him to come over immediately. John hung up when Liz loosened a flood of bile into his ear. In his parked car, Bill got up the courage to let Lenore know he couldn't marry her. An anguished Bill felt awful when a stoic Lenore thought Bill a fool to believe Missy's lies. A realist, Lenore gave him back his engagement ring though she felt her love for him like a terrible ache. The police speculated that if Liz handpicked Lenore as Missy's replacement, Lenore might have some information for them.
Bill: "[HE TURNS TO HER FOR THE FIRST TIME] Lenore, I hate to say this. I wish I could find a better way of saying it. And I won't blame you for anything you think of me from now on... but Lenore, I'm not going to marry you. [LENORE IS SHOCKED... NUMBED FOR THE MOMENT. FADE OUT]"
Bill: "We're not going to be married, Lenore."
Lenore: "Well. That is a piece of news for a girl on a bright morning before breakfast."
FEBRUARY 14, 1967 (EP. #695)
With an infinitely sad little smile and through welling tears, Lenore broke it to her mother that it was over. Lenore felt she could have made Bill love her if they'd married, and flared up when Helen suggested Missy didn't intend to break them up. Lenore and Helen claimed little knowledge when Buckley showed up and questioned them about Danny. Bill gave the ring back to Liz, since she'd given it to him on the condition that it was for Lenore only. After phoning John, a numb Bill informed Liz that Danny was dead. Buckley was about to enter the office of D.A. Walter Curtin when he was accosted by reporter Hal Nash. Buckley reviewed his findings with Walter, then said he feels Bill and Lenore won't be getting married. Liz covered when Fred showed up as requested by filling him in on Bill/Lenore and Danny. He was surprised when she suggested reuniting Bill with Lenore to protect him from police suspicion. Walter pointed out the holes in Buckley's theory, but was interested to hear Bill had just been reported pulling up at the Randolphs.
Liz: "[AND THOUGH HER HORROR IS GENUINE, THE AUDIENCE WILL UNDOUBTEDLY INTERPRET IT AS THEY WISH] Shot-- [BREAKS OFF] -- oh, no, how terrible."
'DISSOLVE TO STOCK FOOTAGE OR STILL BLOWUP OF A MUNICIPAL-LOOKING
BUILDING, THEN TO A DOOR WHICH READS "DISTRICT ATTORNEY," AND
UNDERNEATH, IN SMALLER LETTERS, "PRIVATE." AS WE ARE ON THE DOOR,
BUCKLEY ARRIVES IN FRAME, KNOCKS, AND FROM WITHIN:]
Walter: (Introduction Line, O.C.) "Come in!"
FEBRUARY 15, 1967 (EP. #696)
Alice came down to the kitchen early in her student nurse's uniform as Mary fussed over Russ's breakfast and Jim rustled his paper. Everyone was surprised when Alice revealed the plan to help Missy leave Danny. Mary was shocked Missy was never aware that Bill was looking for her, and Jim felt it shouldn't be taken for granted that Danny would give her a divorce. Mary almost visibly sagged as Dru phoned to relay the news of Danny's death. Dru and John tried to placate Pat's fears about being questioned by the police. The bell rang as Dru told John his fear that Missy will be accused. Bill told them that an unscrupulous man like Danny must have made plenty of enemies along the way, and John warned him not to keep mouthing off about Danny. In a borrowed dressing gown, Missy nestled in Bill's arms while he promised everything would be alright, but John and Dru exchanged looks which indicated they were not so sanguine. Alice wasn't sympathetic when Mary remarked that Liz sounded like she was coming apart at the seams. As Russ and Alice left for Memorial, Mary told Jim she had the feeling Danny was going to reach back from the grave somehow. Missy described coming back to the room and finding Danny's body. John and Dru exchanged an anxious look when she told of picking up the gun. Pat's eyes widened with fear when she looked through the panels alongside the door and saw a policeman outside.
Cover note: "Note: The first half of this episode (up to Bill's arrival at the Randolphs) is actually taking place at the same time as the last half of #695."
FEBRUARY 16, 1967 (EP. #697)
Smiling a moment in satisfaction of Danny's death, Liz took Lenore's ring and left the house determinedly. Walter warned Buckley not to form an opinion before all the facts were in, then offered that Bill had a much more pronounced temperamental inclination than Missy. Liz and Helen held different views on whether Bill knew what he wanted. Horrified to hear Helen was questioned by Buckley, Liz insisted Lenore had to put the ring back on her finger to divert suspicion from Bill. Walter hypothesized that Missy picked the gun up deliberately and held it to shield someone (Bill). Walter was miffed that Buckley had pre-empted his idea to bring Missy down for questioning. He ordered Buckley to question Liz. Flashbulbs went off as Dru and Missy came into Walter's office. Dru and Walter had met last spring when Walter spoke at the University. Missy went over her story, then, as sneak music played, Walter presented her with a clean glass of water (to acquire her fingerprints).
FEBRUARY 17, 1967 (EP. #698)
Pat and John played nursemaid to an upset Bill. John elaborated the reasons why it was better for Dru than Bill to have accompanied Missy. John falsely assured Pat that Missy hadn't done any harm by lying about her whereabouts. Lenore, with consummate dignity, came downstairs, where Helen told her of the murder and Liz implored her to act as if she were still engaged to protect Bill. Walter and Dru were both interested when Missy mentioned Sam. When Walter was called away, Dru advised Missy to mention seeing Bill to substantiate the fact of her whereabouts. Walter joked about Missy's "mysterious stranger" story with his secretary, Ms. Klein. Dru admitted to Walter that Missy had been seeking a divorce and had met Bill last night to discuss it. Lenore put the ring on when Helen noticed a car pulling up.
FEBRUARY 22, 1967 (EP. #699)
Missy was flustered when Walter couldn't find it credible that she had seen Bill last night on a professional basis only. Not to be disloyal, Helen agreed when Liz challenged her assertion to Buckley that they were in the middle of wedding plans. The three women gasped when he asked Liz for Bill's whereabouts last night. Lenore told him about being with Bill at the restaurant. Dru forbade Walter from asking why Missy left town last year, but Missy described meeting and marrying Danny. When Walter wondered why she married Danny if she didn't love him, Dru explained it was a mystery of the misty mid-regions of the human mind and heart. Walter agreed to let Pat explain herself how she found out Danny knew all along of the inheritance. Missy recoiled when Walter showed her the gun. Helen criticized Liz for making Lenore lie. Buckley was at a loss for words, since Liz assured him Bill had been home all evening, when Walter told him Bill had gone to see Missy.
FEBRUARY 23, 1967 (EP. #700)
Madge returned home, wandered stiff-legged about her apartment, and was horrified to see Danny's photo, since Flo had taken it with her. In a voice-over pre-recorded melange with plenty of echo, a superimposed image of Danny laughed threateningly at Madge. Charlie came by with the paper, but Madge was upset not to find in it what she was looking for. He was flabbergasted when Madge blurted out that Danny was dead. Jim comforted Mary, who felt guilty at never liking Danny, saying she'd been the only one to say a kind word about him, that he was pathetic. Mary stared at him in dawning horror when he said that the wife is usually the police's main suspect. Madge told Charlie of meeting Danny, hiding in the corridor, and listening through the fire door to hear that Danny had been murdered. Charlie informed her that a drunk Flo was back in town. She told him her mother just called with news that Flo had taken the $100 seed money. A pie-eyed Flo came home, staggered to the couch, and reminisced about the good times with Danny.
FEBRUARY 24, 1967 (EP. #701)
Lee wondered what news everyone had to tell her about Missy. Madge felt it was a bad time when Charlie urged her to tell Flo, who cuddled his picture, that Danny was dead. Flo burrowed into her handbag with increasing frenzy when she could find only $9 of the seed money. Madge refused to believe it when Flo wailed that she'd been robbed. Flo ranted she was going to phone Danny and make him come back to her. After sensing Bill's worry, Lee asked Pat if Missy killed Danny. Bill noticed the tension between Lee and Pat when Lee told John she'd have no problem playing dumb. After Madge dragged Flo away from the phone, Flo was stupefied to hear Danny was dead. Madge and Charlie were frustrated when Flo laughed and sobbed hysterically, denying it and kissing Danny's picture, until Madge slapped her. Avoiding her eyes, Charlie assured Madge he'd back up her story that she was never in Bay City. Pat was hesitant to worry him when Bill asked her to confide in him, but he revealed that, after a long talk with Michael, he already knew everything. Pat was grateful that Bill still held her in high regard, but felt it wouldn't do any good for him to talk to Lee. Bill was alarmed when a furious John slammed the phone down and said Liz had admitted lying to Buckley about Bill's whereabouts.
Charlie: "I'm here. I'll help you handle her."
Madge: "I know, Charlie, and thanks."
FEBRUARY 27, 1967 (EP. #702)
Bill jumped on Liz's case the minute she walked through the door. He groaned in despair as Liz described her plan to convince the Moores to pretend the engagement was still on, and he and John were appalled when she declared not caring about Missy's guilt or innocence. Walter speculated that both Liz and Missy were lying to protect Bill. Buckley was surprised when Walter considered it more likely that Missy was innocent and Bill the guilty party. Liz kissed Bill on the cheek and left after assuring everyone that she can tell Buckley something that will straighten everything out. John told Bill they needed to move Missy to Mary's house for propriety's sake. Dru made light of the meeting when he returned with Missy, but confided to John that Walter had some definite suspicions. Dru despaired of the fat in the fire upon learning of Liz's lies to the police. With wide-eyed candor, Liz told Buckley and Walter that Bill had left late last night to meet Missy on business, then smiled brightly as she reminded them of Bill and Lenore's engagement. Missy told Bill of her meeting with Walter, of whom she spoke favorably. Walter felt sure they now had a case against Bill or Missy, or both.
Missy: "[A FLUTTER OF FEAR TOUCHES HER, SHE CLOSES HER EYES AGAINST IT,
HOLDS HIS HANDS TIGHT] Oh, Bill, kiss me... please... [AND HE LEANS OVER THE
TABLE AND KISSES HER... TENDERLY, ALMOST CHASTELY, HIS LIPS GO TO HER
CLOSED EYES, TOUCH THEM, AND IN A WHISPER]"
Bill: "I'll never leave you, Missy. I do promise. [AND HER EYES OPEN, TO LOOK ADORINGLY AT HIM]"
FEBRUARY 28, 1967 (EP. #703)
Clutching a straw to turn it into a pillar of stone, Bill rushed to Dru, grabbed him by the shoulders, and said that Sam must be Danny's killer. Missy told the three lawyers that Danny got the gun and made the plans right after seeing Sam. They tried to convince Missy that staying at Mary's would help stop the broadcast that she and Bill are still in love, then after she and Bill said goodbye, Pat offered to drive her over. Sam returned home, lit a cigarette, and read a lot about Danny's murder in the paper. Dru warned Bill that this "Sam" was the proverbial needle in a haystack. Liz felt she would be able to claim ignorance when Dru told her Missy would eventually tell the police the truth about her relationship with Bill. It wasn't at all displeasing to Liz when she gleaned that John and Dru worried Missy was a suspect. At the cafeteria, Russ tried to take Alice's mind off Missy's troubles, then changed the subject when she wanted to know why he was worried about Bill too. An ash tray brimmed with cigarettes as Sam mulled over the paper. Sam's sister Ada returned home, plopped down on the couch, and complained about the rich dames she has to take guff from at work. He recognized the surname from the paper when Ada told him Mrs. William Matthews had canceled her 10 o'clock appointment. He ignored Ada's question about Danny by mentioning her daughter Rachel had called to say she'd be out late modeling. He showed her the paper to explain why he wouldn't be able to give her the money he promised to send Rachel to Hollywood.
Liz: "[SHE EYES THEM BOTH IN THAT IMPERIOUSLY SUSPICIOUS WAY SHE HAS; CATHERINE THE GREAT INSPECTING HER GUARD]"
Sam: "[HE IS UPSET, OF COURSE, BECAUSE HE HAS JUST MISSED CASHING IN ON DANNY. BUT THE AUDIENCE MAY INFER WHAT THEY WISH AT THIS POINT]"
'ACT IV. SCENE THE SAME, CONTINUING, SAM IS STILL PACING. SOUND: (KEY IN
THE DOOR) (SAM LOOKS QUICKLY TOWARD THE DOOR. THEN STEPS BACK INTO
THE SHADOWS) (THE DOOR OPENS AND ADA ENTERS, A LARGE BAG OF
GROCERIES IN HER ARMS) (SHE DOES NOT SEE THE NEWSPAPER)'
Sam: "[STEPPING OUT OF THE SHADOWS] Oh, it's you."
Ada: (Introduction Line) "No, it's Princess Grace."
Sam: "[HE GOES OVER CASUALLY AND TURNS THE NEWSPAPER OVER SO SHE CAN'T SEE DANNY'S PICTURE OR THE HEADLINE] I just didn't expect you back so soon."
Ada: "I told you it was my afternoon off."
Sam: "Oh, yeah, that's right, you did."
Ada: "[SHE'S STRUGGLING TO GET HER KEY BACK IN HER PURSE AND THAT SPILLS OR JUST GENERALLY HAVING AN UNWIELDLY TIME WITH THE BAG OF GROCERIES AND PERHAPS A SMALLER PACKAGE] Look, will you stop just standing there, brother dear. Help me."
Sam: "Oh. [TAKES THE BAG] Where do you want this?"
Ada: "In the kitchen. [SAM EXITS TOWARD THE CUBICLE KITCHEN TO DEPOSIT THE BAG AND ADA PLOPS DOWN ON THE COUCH, BONE WEARY] I'll put the groceries away later... [SIGH, SHE RUBS HER BACK]... Boy, was I glad to get out of that place today."
Sam: "Oh, hey, I forgot to tell you. Rachel called."
Ada: "[NOW A TRANSFORMATION COMES OVER THIS WOMAN AT EVEN THE MENTION OF HER DAUGHTER'S NAME. WE SEE THAT THIS IS THE ONE THING THAT SUSTAINS HER AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE ALTAR ON WHICH SHE WOULD GLADLY SACRIFICE HERSELF] Rachel! Why didn't you tell me before?"
'PRODUCTION NOTE: IF WE HAVE BY THIS TIME, CAST RACHEL WHICH WE UNDOUBTEDLY WILL HAVE, LET'S PUT A PICTURE OF HER IN A DOMINANT PLACE IN THE ROOM SO THAT THEY, PARTICULARLY ADA, CAN LOOK AT IT FROM TIME TO TIME.'
MARCH 1, 1967 (EP. #704)
Bill slapped his forehead when Liz managed to convince herself she had never lied to the police. Bill refused when Liz begged him to continue the charade with Lenore to protect himself, but John felt he shouldn't go making any public proclamations about the wedding being off. Bill, who worried he'd be forced to marry Lenore to keep up appearances, declared even being charged with murder wouldn't change his mind. Walter informed Buckley he wanted to question Bill, then they learned Pat drove Missy to the Matthews. Ms. Klein entered with the news that the gun was unregistered. Liz protested when Buckley showed up to take Bill for questioning. Liz laid into John for cooking up with Pat that comic opera to reunite Bill and Missy. She was at a loss for words when Dru told her off. Buckley was annoyed that Walter wouldn't let him sit in on the meeting with Bill. After Liz marched to the kitchen with an air of injury, Dru told John that when he was assistant D.A., Walter had been very much in love with his fiancé, Carrie Jordan, but that she'd broken his heart by running off with his best friend, Arnold Lee, assistant superintendent of the Wayland factory. They worried that subconsciously Walter would hold a grudge against Missy for wanting to leave Danny for Bill. Bill was frustrated when Walter implied he didn't believe in Sam's existence.
MARCH 2, 1967 (EP. #705)
Buckley told Walter that Danny had a Pink Panther lipstick smear on his hand, then they laughed about so-called Sam. Liz had a weary expression as Dru and John tried to reassure a glum Bill he couldn't have defended Missy against Walter any more successfully. Bill was dejected when everyone forbade him from going over to see Missy. After Walter learned only Danny and Missy's prints were on the gun, he ordered Buckley to arrest Missy on Murder Two. Missy had tea with Mary and described pretending her own family was like the Matthews. Missy cried gratefully on Mary's shoulder after explaining why she'd run away. They were stunned when Buckley showed up to arrest Missy, who looked back piteously toward Mary, who phoned John. For different reasons, Liz and Dru and John convinced Bill not to accompany Dru to the station. John's face was a study as he violently wheeled himself around so he wouldn't have to see Liz comfort Bill.
Script note: "Mary-- I took the reading time from here -- Audra had to catch a train." Here, a note to or from production assistant Mary Bonner refers to one of the time marks peppering each page (timing was crucial in live shows) in relation to Audra's character, Liz.
MARCH 3, 1967 (EP. #706)
Ada was unconvinced of his innocence when Sam moaned about burning for a murder he didn't commit. Alice was genuinely sympathetic when she ran into Lenore on campus and was told of her break-up, then understood fully when Lenore explained Liz's idea to keep wearing the ring. Liz gave Bill her little tolerant smile and hugged him briefly before leaving. Pat was appalled to return home and learn from John and Bill of Missy's arrest. John assured Bill that Dru would have Missy remind the police of Sam. Sam argued it didn't make sense to have killed a man who has bound to pay him off. Ada fumed when Sam felt he had enough troubles of his own to worry about staking Rachel's fare to spend three months in Hollywood. Ada, sure that Rachel was pretty, bright, and talented enough to succeed, planned to buy a pretty pink stucco house on Sunset Boulevard and send a photo of it to Pierre's. Mary was shocked when Liz smiled and voiced her belief that Missy was entirely capable of killing Danny.
Notes: Though crossed out (for time or content is unknown), Sam's résumé of crooked activities included a payroll job in Toledo, and a heist of furs in St. Louis with Monk Sigler.
MARCH 6, 1967 (EP. #707)
The reporters raised a hubbub as Dru brought Missy into the squad room. Jim returned home to find the entire Matthews larder spread about on the counters as Mary furiously cleaned the shelves. Mary told him of Missy's arrest, her eyes really brimming when she imparted Liz's urge that Missy get what she deserves. A brusque Buckley, by no means a sadistic inquisitor, took down Missy's particulars: 22 last month, 5'2'', 103 lbs., dark brown hair and brown eyes. Feeney, the police property clerk, bagged her belongings so quickly Missy felt like she was caught in a maelstrom of impersonal, deadly procedure. Fingerprint technician Parker chatted with Buckley as he took Missy's prints. She was shepherded next to the photographer, who shoved a plaque in front of her with her name and the date. Buckley explained to her she might very well have to stay over in jail. In the bare, bleak interrogation room, Missy was distracted by the ink stains she couldn't manage to rub off her fingers. Ms. Klein transcribed on a stenotype machine as Walter explained the nature of the charges. Dru realized Walter had obtained Missy's prints off the water glass that morning when Walter stated she'd held the gun in a firing position. Walter made an unbelieving epithet out of Sam's name. Sam angrily knocked the paper out of Ada's hand when she expressed phoney solicitude over his "grief." Ada remembered that it was Liz's son Bill who had been engaged to Missy last year. After Missy volunteered that she didn't kill Danny, Walter informed her that she would be held in custody to be bound over to Magistrate's Court for formal arraignment.
'THE WHOLE PUSHING, MILLING GROUP HAS NOW CROWDED INTO THE SQUADROOM-- WHICH IS NOT UNLIKE THE CITY ROOM OF A SMALL METROPOLITAN NEWSPAPER; BATTERED DESKS, TELEPHONES (ONE OR MORE OF THEM JANGLING WITH SOME FREQUENCY), BEAT-UP FILE CABINETS, A WATER COOLER-- INSTITUTIONAL FURNITURE, WELL-WORN; IT IS NOT AN ANTISEPTIC, WELL-ORDERED PLACE. AND OF COURSE THE DRABNESS, THE IMPERSONAL INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY HAS A DRAMATIC PURPOSE HERE: TO EMPHASIZE MISSY'S DILEMMA, TO POINT UP THE DEHUMANIZING EXPERIENCE SHE MUST NOW ENDURE.'
Photographer: "Mrs. Fargo, please-- [THEN:] Missy! [REFLEXIVELY MISSY TURNS, THE FLASHBULB GOES OFF, BLINDINGLY, IN HER FACE-- SHE IS FROZEN, TERRIFIED-- WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT IF WE HAD A FREEZE-FRAME DEVICE IN LIVE TELEVISION?-- AND WE FADE OUT FAST]"
Jim: "Who? Who could possibly suspect-- "
Mary: "[A LITTLE SHAKY NOW, BUT WITH ANGER RATHER THAN SADNESS:] Who? Really, can't you guess? [A TINGE OF BITTERNESS:] Our esteemed sister-in-law, Jim-- the great lady herself, past president of the Altar Guild, the doer of good works-- "
Cover note: "PRODUCTION NOTE: THE PAGE COUNT  OF THIS SCRIPT IS LONG, BECAUSE WE FEEL STRONGLY THAT THE POLICE HQ SCENE SHOULD HAVE A FAST, ALMOST KALEIDOSCOPIC PACE AND DEFINITELY NOT AN ATTENUATED LITERALISM."
Notes: This episode included three pages of additional material that was played in the background
during Missy's booking. It ended with the notation: "USE AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS YOU
NEED." In the scene, a "Mrs. Walters" insisted she'd just been out walking her dog Snowball
when she stopped for a cigarette. Since she didn't have a match, she'd gone up and asked a man
for a light. She demanded her constitutional rights of the poor put-upon officer booking her. The
following is the introduction to the supplement:
'ADDITIONAL MATERIAL FOR SCRIPT #707.
(Not knowing where this will go exactly and whom you will have talking to the woman, you may break it up as you see fit.)
DIRECTIONS: THE WOMAN IS BEDRAGGLED, A LOWER STRATUM PEDDLER OF HER WARES WHO PROBABLY HAS BEEN ON DOPE FOR QUITE SOME TIME.'
MARCH 7, 1967 (EP. #708)
Madge shuddered with revulsion when she picked up Danny's photo, dropped by a sleeping Flo. Charlie came over to show her the story on Danny's death in the paper. He avoided her gaze as she tried to convince him she hadn't killed Danny, then with elaborate casualness he offered that many people likely had it in for Danny. Ada's suspicion that Sam killed Danny was by no means averted as she threw barbs at him. She remembered how much Liz hated Missy, but Sam hardly listened as she prattled on about remembering Katherine Corning who also used to come into the shop sometimes. Sam sweated as he remembered handling the gun, then recalled another woman had seen Danny after he left. He speculated that she'd worn dark glasses because she'd come to kill Danny. Liz came out of her own private brand of the galloping willies (Danny's voice) to answer the door to Fred, who was distressed to hear she'd lied to the police. Flo noticed when Madge tried to hastily whisk the paper away, then was sure Missy was guilty. Sam discounted Ada's idea that the woman was one of Danny's girlfriends.
MARCH 8, 1967 (EP. #709)
Dru came in with her when the matron led Missy, in a great state of shock, into her cell. Alice came home to find Russ engrossed in either "Archives of Surgery" or "Medical Worlds News," and was annoyed he wasn't interested in her talk with Lenore. As they discussed possible surgery for John, Mary came home to tell them of Missy's arrest. They discussed the reasons why it happened. Dru frightened Missy with mention of a Grand Jury hearing, then disappointed her by not letting Bill visit her in jail. Mary and Alice went off to prepare dinner for Dru, who told Russ they now needed to find the real killer. Ada wanted Sam to calm down since she'd told Rachel he'd been in South America, not wanting her to know he'd been in jail. Sam accused her of making Rachel think she was better than anybody else, to fulfill Ada's own failed dreams. Rachel came home and wondered if Sam received the first dividend from his investment so she could go west. Sam grabbed the paper when Rachel showed him the new edition with Missy's arrest. Missy was fearful that the matron may have heard her whisper Bill's name.
Sam: "What have you told her about her father?"
Ada: "That he's dead."
Sam: "Rachel may be in for a real shock someday."
Ada: "Rachel's gonna be a big movie star."
Sam: "Oh, sure..."
'THEY ARE INTERRUPTED BY THE OPENING OF THE DOOR AND RACHEL'S ENTRANCE. HER DRESS IS NOT HIGH CAMP YET SHE CERTAINLY LEANS MUCH MORE TOWARD THE OUTRE THAN THE REST OF OUR YOUNG GALS. IN THE POCKET OF HER COAT OR IN THE POCKET OF HER TOTE BAG SHE HAS A FOLDED NEWSPAPER. WE SEE IT BUT IT ISN'T DISPLAYED PROMINENTLY. THERE IS, AT HER ENTRANCE, AN IMMEDIATE SIGN FROM ADA FOR SAM TO KEEP QUIET.'
Rachel: (Robin Strasser, Introduction Line) "Hi."
Ada: "Oh, hello, honey. Did you have a nice day?"
Rachel: "[SHE FALLS DOWN INTO A CHAIR] I had a long day. Modeling dull clothes for dull people."
Ada: "Oh, this was the fashion show for the Hospital Benefit?"
Rachel: "Uh huh... and there were only four of us and we had to change ten times apiece."
Ada: "Oh, you poor baby. I'll get you some coffee."
Rachel: "No, I don't want any. Just tell me when we're getting out of here? Huh, Uncle Sammy? When are Mom and me leaving for Hollywood? [TAKE ADA LOOKING QUICKLY TO SAM AND WE FADE OUT]"
MARCH 9, 1967 (EP. #710)
John advised Bill to let wiser heads prevail, as Missy threw herself onto the cot and sobbed. Lee came home and told Bill she intends to speak to Lenore, then was floored when Pat and John told her of Missy's arrest. Walter told Dru he anticipates no problem convincing a jury that Missy's a liar, and dismissed the amount of time between the shots firing and Missy being found over the body. Dru, who felt they were dancing a minuet, was unnerved when Walter asked him to prove that Bill and Missy didn't love each other. Bill warned Pat not to count on Lee being able to keep quiet to John about her and Michael. Liz showed up to beg Bill to come home, and he agreed once he heard from Dru. Dru requested the matron bring Missy a sleeping pill. Missy nightmared that Liz (in black robes) as Judge Matthews forbade Bill from marrying her: Danny laughed derisively, then clapped his hand over Bill's mouth and dragged him away: Danny dragged Missy away as Liz prevented Bill from saving her. Missy woke up screaming as Danny said he was her jailer, Liz said she had no name, and Bill called her name.
'ACT IV. PRODUCTION NOTE: THIS ACT CALLS FOR TWO PLAYING AREAS-- THE CELL AND A LIMBO AREA. PROBABLY BACKED BY A BLACK DRAPE, WHICH SHOULD BE NEXT TO THE CELL BECAUSE MISSY WILL HAVE TO GET FROM CELL TO LIMBO AREA AND BACK WHEN THE CAMERA IS NOT ON HER. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT ONLY ONE CAMERA WILL BE NEEDED IN THE CELL, BUT TWO WILL CERTAINLY BE NECESSARY IN THE LIMBO AREA. FOR SOME SHOTS YOU MAY WANT TO USE THE CHAPMAN IN THE LIMBO AREA. AND SINCE WHAT WE ARE PLAYING IS A NIGHTMARE, THE DIFFUSION LENS IS SUGGESTED. THE NIGHTMARE SHOULD PLAY AT A FAST CLIP.'
MARCH 10, 1967 (EP. #711)
Helen wouldn't allow Bill into the house, but Lenore came down in her peignoir and said it was all right. Lenore felt it wasn't necessary when Bill apologized for what Liz made her do. She was astonished when he showed her the paper with news of Missy's arrest, but there was also a dawning, very human, normal hope in her face. Madge told Charlie that Flo was really coming off the spool, then felt Missy had been justified when Charlie showed her the paper with Missy's arrest. Bill felt ashamed when Lenore offered her help in any way. Helen stared at her aghast as Lenore mused over the fact that Missy stood accused of a terrible crime. Charlie didn't buy it when Madge felt Danny could have driven Missy to murder. Walter ordered Buckley to check up on Danny's background at the Alley, then reminded him they found Pink Panther lipstick in Missy's belongings. Walter disapproved when Buckley said the matron overheard Missy say Bill's name. Walter relished the thought of Missy on the stand, since that's the only way the defense can introduce the notion of Sam.
Note: To avoid using the big set of the Alley, a little anteroom for the help was used in Madge and Charlie's scene.
MARCH 13, 1967 (EP. #712)
Sam remembered telling Danny that they will have a clean break provided Danny meets the payoff deadline.
MARCH 15, 1967 (EP. #714)
Last appearance of Susan Trustman as Pat Randolph.
Pat maintained her composure as Lee accused her of secretly writing letters to Michael. Russ joked that the Matthews' women clean and cook to keep busy when something is bothering them. Russ urged John to see Dr. Robinson, an orthopedic surgeon who has developed a new technique that could help him walk, but John refused to get his hopes up again. The Magistrate determined that there's enough evidence for Missy to face the Grand Jury and put on trial, but bail was recommended on the presumption that the murder was not premeditated. John reached his breaking point in tolerating Lee's hostility towards Pat and demanded apologies. Pat fell off a kitchen stool while trying to stop Lee from telling John she had an affair with Michael.
John: "I'll tell you something about your sister, Russ: when she decides she's going to clean shelves or drawers, or cupboards, nothing will stop her until the job's done."
Russ: "Just like Mom. And they usually do it when they're worried about something."
John: "Now that's a very astute observation, Dr. Matthews. And I never thought of it."
John: "Lee, just what is it you think Pat has done to you?"
Lee: "If you really want to know, Dad, I'll tell you. You think Pat is so perfect, don't you? Well, let me tell you that.."
Pat: (Susan Trustman, Exit Line) (SHE WHIRLS AROUND AND THROWS OUT HER ARMS TO STOP LEE) "No, Lee, no! No, don't."
MARCH 21, 1967 (EP. #718)
Rachel arrived home exhausted from a long day of modeling clothes at Bryant's. Sam aired his frustrations over having difficulty finding employment to Ada. Rachel thought of high society as she read a newspaper article about Helen and Liz's committee meeting to hold a Heart Fund Ball at the Barclay Hotel.
MARCH 22, 1967 (EP. #719)
Liz extended a gesture of friendship to Missy because Bill wanted the two most important women in his life to grow close. Sam recalled his last encounter with Danny prior to him being found dead.
MARCH 24, 1967 (EP. #721)
Sam talked to Ada about the dreams she has for Rachel. Ada mentions being married to "Lou," likely renamed Gerald by 1970.
(In Ada's apartment about Rachel)
Ada: "She's got it, Sam. She's really got it. Have you looked at her figure?"
Sam: "Hey, she's my niece."
Ada: (LAUGHS, AND SAM DOES TOO) "You tell me I'm dreaming her dreams for her. What I'm really doing for her is helping her, I'm guiding her. Nobody guided me."
Sam: "My point is nobody guides anybody, Ada. People make it themselves or they don't. Some people are losers. I am. I know I am. Everybody in the pen was. Almost every one of them thought big, but they were all losers."
Ada: "Don't think I don't know what you're talking about because I'm a loser myself. It's just that Rachel isn't going to be a loser."
Sam: "You think you can fix her?"
Ada: "You think I can't? Nobody to help me out. So I dreamed my own dreams. That's what you say I ought to let Rachel do. Well, the dream I dreamed was taken away. Get away from taking care of the other kids. That's the only reason I ran off with Lou at the age of seventeen. Lou!"
Sam: "Okay. I understand but, Ada, the dream you had then for yourself is the same dream you've got for Rachel now."
Ada: "You're saying Hollywood is the same as being married to Lou?"
Sam: "I'm saying that running away is the same as running away. That's what you're asking Rachel to do. But I hope the kid makes it...Not for her own sake, but for yours."
Ada: (TOUCHED) "Thanks, Sam...(SHE TURNS AND STARTS TOWARD THE BEDROOM) "I guess I'll go to bed now."
Ada: "Myself? I'm nothing. I'm nothing except a mother that's not going to let her daughter be yelled at by a gang of old biddies in a beauty shop. She's going to get what I didn't have."
MARCH 29 - APRIL 10, 1967
Pre-empted due to the AFTRA strike.
APRIL 11, 1967 (EP. #724)
Danny continued to torment Missy in her dreams.
PROLOGUE: (AS THE OPENING BILLBOARD'S BUBBLES GIVE WAY TO THE TITLE, LET US THEN DO A FAST DISSOLVE TO A DOOR ON WHICH IS WRITTEN "ANOTHER WORLD" GIVING THE IMPRESSION AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE THAT THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE SEEN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. AND AS THE LAST BUBBLE BURSTS, THE DOOR OPENS AND WE, THE AUDIENCE, ARE GREETED BY A SMILING DRU. DRU IS IN A PORTION OF HIS APARTMENT)
Dru: "Come in. Come in. How good it is to be back with you again. (HE CLOSES THE DOOR AND MAKES HIS WAY TOWARD A DESK WHICH HAS A NUMBER OF LETTERS ON IT, REPRESENTING LETTERS FROM VIEWERS) And when I say that I'm speaking, of course, not just for myself but for everyone who is a part of Another World. And we particularly want to thank you for the many letters you have sent, saying that you have missed us for we have certaintly missed being with you. As far as we are concerned, absence does, indeed, make the heart grow fonder, and we hope that is the case with you...We also want to assure you that during our absence, you have not missed any important developments in the story. Tomorrow, there is a Grand Jury hearing of the State versus Melissa Palmer Fargo. An event which, as Missy's counsel, I am not looking forward to with any eagerness. The District Attorney only has a circumstantial case against Melissa but it's a very strong one, especially since we have no true lead yet as to who might have killed Danny Fargo. That, you see, is the big question in all our minds. Who did it? There's the man who came to see Danny several times, you know, the man Danny called Sam whom Missy saw. But as yet we have not been able to find him, or even to learn his last name...However, Bill is going to Chicago immediately after the Grand Jury hearing to try to get some lead from the people there who knew Danny...Another thing that disturbs me very much, though I don't like to say this even to John Randolph or Bill, is the lie Bill's mother forced Lenore to tell the police about her engagement to Bill. For it was a lie, no matter how Liz Matthews tries to justify it. And I am sure Walter Curtin suspects that Melissa and Bill are in love and I'm sure he intends to ferret out that fact (DRU MAKES HIS WAY TOWARD THE DOOR ADJOINING THE LIVING ROOM) Mary's in the kitchen fixing lunch and Bill and Melissa are still in the living room, I believe, enjoying a few moments alone. (HE CRACKS THE DOOR, LOOKS OUT, AND THE CAMERA, FROM DRU'S P.O.V., SHOWS MISSY AND BILL SEATED TOGETHER ON THE COUCH TALKING EARNESTLY AND HOLDING HANDS) Yes, there they are. And we'll join them in just a moment." (FADE OUT)
APRIL 13, 1967 (EP. #726)
Madge remembered arguing with Danny about his callow treatment of Flo.
Former "pen" pal Lefty Burns reminded Sam of the success they had shared in his numbers racket.
APRIL 19, 1967 (EP. #730)
First appearance of Beverly Penberthy as Pat Randolph.
Mary secretly made Missy an appointment with Dr. Montgomery before his office hours and wasn't offended by Missy's request to have Pat accompany her to the doctor's. Russ harped on Lee's hatred towards Pat, who claimed Lee felt she didn't adequately ask Michael if he loved Lee and was considering marriage. John stubbornly refused to be Dru's associate counsel in Missy's defense case. Lee admitted that John marrying Pat quickly hurt her but denied the hostility towards Pat had anything to do with Michael. Dru recalled finding a disturbed Lee in the park after Michael left town but agreed with John that there's more that's troubling her. The D.A. mocked Bill and Missy's engagement and asserted that they solved their problems by having Danny killed. The Lieutenant thought Bill gullible for searching for a man named Sam who doesn't exist. Mary and Pat refused to let Missy blame herself for marrying Danny and not seeing Pat after spotting Bill in Chicago.
(WE DISSOLVE TO PAT'S HOSPITAL ROOM. SHE IS SEATED IN A CHAIR, WEARING A ROBE, AND RUSS IS, AT THIS MOMENT, TAKING THE BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF OFF HER ARM)
Russ: "There you are, Mrs. Randolph."
Pat: (Beverly Penberthy, Introduction Line) "This is all very unusual, isn't it Dr. Matthews? A doctor treating his own sister?"
Russ: "An intern is not a doctor. He's a slave. He does what the powers that be tell him to do. They told me to take your blood pressure."
MAY 1, 1967 (EP. #738)
Rachel fainted while modeling at a fashion show for Bryant's department store. Ada fretted over Rachel, who claimed she wasn't sick. Sam got nervous when Ada pleaded that he accompany her to visit Rachel.
MAY 2, 1967 (EP. #739)
Russ was assigned to assist in treating Rachel. Bill and Pat discussed Missy's pregnancy over the phone as Liz eavesdropped. Ada lamented to Sam about Rachel being in hospital after collapsing. Walter wagered Lt. Buckley any information he could obtain from Lenore would be dynamite in proving Missy's guilt.
Bill: "But if my mother could see that Missy was sick, then don't you think it would be a good idea to have Missy pay another visit to the doctor, Pat?"
Pat: "No, I don't, Bill. And I think you should stop worrying." (TAKE LIZ LISTENING AVIDLY. PAT'S VOICE GOES ON, BUT NOW ON FILTER)
Pat (cont): "The doctor gave Missy a very thorough examination. He said that it is a perfectly normal pregnancy and we don't have to expect any complications at all."
(LIZ'S FACE REGISTERS VICTORY. SHE HAS WHAT SHE'S BEEN ANGLING FOR ALL DAY. GENTLY, SHE EASES THE PHONE BACK ON THE HOOK AND TURNS STARING OUT AT US. FADE OUT)
Walter: (about Missy) "There she is walking around with that engagement ring on her finger, pretending that she and Bill Matthews are still engaged...and I know very well that he is through with her."
Lt. Buckley: "I think you're right."
Walter: "And I think he's a fool. A girl like that...well...that's his business. At any rate, they're through and I shall make her tell me so. Somehow, I'll get her to tell me that Bill Matthews and Melissa Fargo are in love, were in love, and were wondering how to solve their problem the night Danny Fargo was killed."
Notes: First meeting of Russ Matthews and Rachel Davis.
MAY 3, 1967 (EP. #740)
Sam stalled going with Ada to the hospital by claiming he'll risk being spotted since he was at Danny's the night he was killed. Sam gave in to lend moral support to Ada once she pointed out that she provides him with meals and a place to live. Rachel was difficult with Alice by defying Russ's orders to stay in bed. Russ gave Rachel an ultimatum that he'd let her fall if she kept jerking away from his grasps to keep her standing during dizzy spells. Madge called her mother and promised to pay back the money Flo misplaced. Charlie warned Madge that Sally Chance will hound her for an interview on Danny and they will be called as witnesses in Missy's trial. Madge ruefully told Charlie that she would skip town without leaving a trace if she wasn't facing the risk of having her whole life investigated by the police. Flo was livid to hear that Charlie and Madge were subpoenaed because they talked to someone named Sam, who is suspected of killing Danny. Ada couldn't repress a smile over Rachel's spirited conviction in attempting to leave the hospital. Russ told Ada that Rachel needed to undergo diagnostic tests to confirm his preliminary diagnosis as anemia. Sam and Ada tried to disguise their alarm upon learning that Russ and Alice are members of the Matthews family. Madge sternly advised Flo to start taking care of herself and gain some independence. Flo ranted about Missy fabricating Sam despite her obvious guilt in murdering Danny. Ada probed Alice for information on Danny's murder case that hadn't been revealed in the papers. Sam slinked away and Ada squirmed when Alice said that Missy's lawyers are searching for someone named Sam.
Alice: (about Russ) "Didn't you hear what the doctor said?"
Rachel: "I don't care what the doctor said. Anyway, he isn't a real doctor, is he? He's an intern, isn't he?"
Rachel: "What do interns know?"
Alice: "He's an intern who happens to be my brother and he knows enough. He knows you should lie here quietly."
Rachel: "Sorry. I'm getting out of here." (SHE SWINGS HER LOGS AROUND AND HOPS OFF THE EXAMINING TABLE. THEN SHE ALMOST FAINTS, BUT ALICE TRIES TO HELP HER, SHE SHRUGS ALICE OFF AND WITH AN EFFORT STANDS ALONE) "I can get a cab right out of here, can't I?"
Alice: "Miss Davis, you have got to stay here!"
Rachel: "Not on your life."
Alice: "Well, at least until your mother gets here..." (AT THIS MOMENT RUSS COMES BACK INTO THE EXAMINING ROOM).
Russ: "Right back up there on the table, Miss Davis."
Rachel: "Make me."
Russ: (to Alice) "Did you let her get up?"
Alice: "Let her. I tried to stop her."
Russ: (to Rachel) "I don't want to have any trouble with you, Miss Davis."
Rachel: "That goes double."
MAY 4, 1967 (EP. #741)
Walter's interest was piqued when Liz called stating she had acquired new information on the Danny Fargo murder case. Liz surreptitiously arranged to see Walter when Bill came home unexpectedly to gather legal papers. Bill didn't detect Liz's impatience in getting him out of the house. Liz was exasperated at an impulsive Fred for showing up as she was about to leave. Fred apologized to Liz for lecturing her on trying to run people's lives while enjoying a nightcap. Liz made embellishments to explain still wearing a coat and suffering from a migraine to ensure Fred believed she wasn't giving him a polite brush off. Dru told Bill and Missy about his first appearance in court facing Judge Monahan, who imperiously lectured Dru on quoting his rulings while citing precedents. Bill and Missy were encouraged by Dru's assessment of Judge Monahan as a gruff, but fair man. Bill ascertained to Dru and Missy that Lenore telling Walter about their broken engagement was simply a minor setback, but exchanged anxious glances with Dru as Missy fretted that it would be far more significant to Walter should he become aware of her pregnancy. Bill told Missy that she had won Liz over because she had asked with concern about Missy looking ill and exhausted. Walter got Liz to overcome any guilty feelings towards using furtive methods to obtain information for him. Liz revealed to Walter that she overheard Bill and Pat's phone conversation about Missy's pregnancy. Liz and Walter concluded that Missy had committed murder to marry Bill and pass her baby off as his. Walter exuded excitement and confidence over Liz helping him clinch his case against Missy.
Liz: "I can tell you, Mr. Curtin, a certainty - Melissa Fargo is pregnant."
Walter: (BARELY FLICKERS) "For a certainty."
Liz: "There is absolutely no question about it, my source is unimpeachable. And since that is what you asked me to find out, I trust you will excuse me, now I --"
Walter: "One moment, please, Mrs. Matthews. I need a little more information than that. After all, someone is going to have to testify to this, and if Mrs. Fargo's attorneys decide not to let her take the stand in her own defense, I think I should know how you got the information. If you have the feeling your information on someone, or that what you're doing is wrong somehow, let me reassure you. You are simply helping to see justice is done -- no more, or less."
Liz: "I know, and I kept telling myself that, over and over again. It's just that I feel so -- furtive. I -- oh, I don't know why I'm being so touchy about this. I -- I happen to overhear a telephone conversation. You see, I picked up the extension phone in my house. And when I heard someone on the other line, I was about to put it down, but then I caught a few words of what was being said, and I realized that it was Pat Randolph talking to my son, discussing -- Missy's condition."
Walter: "You mean Mrs. Randolph was telling your son about it?"
Liz: "No, no -- he obviously already knew. Pat was reassuring Bill that the doctor had said he expected an entirely normal pregnancy, that sort of thing -- of course I was shocked to find that Bill knew."
Liz: "Well, aren't you? If Melissa killed her husband so that she could marry Bill and pass the baby off as his, why would she tell him she's pregnant, even before they're married?"
Walter: "I'm sure she didn't intend to at the time she planned to murder her husband..."
Liz: "Of course not, but why?"
Walter: "She didn't think she would come under suspicion for murder. I'm sure she had hoped, with her story about the mysterious stranger who was after her husband, to divert suspicion from herself. Then she would have been free to go ahead and marry Bill."
Liz: "But since the indictment for murder..."
Walter: "Precisely: If she married your son now it would only give me a stronger case against her, Mrs. Matthews. I am indebted to you. The state is indebted to you. You have undoubtedly clinched my case. In fact, without proof of Mrs. Fargo's pregnancy, I doubt that we could have proven pre-meditation. Now..." (PERMITS HIMSELF A THIN SMILE) "...now, for the first time, I am actually looking forward to go into court tomorrow morning."
MAY 5, 1967 (EP. #742)
Bill grew annoyed with Liz for fussing over him to eat breakfast and griping about his time with John and Dru in preparing Missy's defense case. Liz reasoned that it was to entice readers as Bill groused about the newspapers sensationalizing Missy's trial. Bill was furious and Liz hid getting in a tizzy about Bill's subpoena as a witness for the prosecution. Lt. Buckley and Assistant D.A. Ted Marsh hypothesized that Missy's lawyers may wrongfully assume that Pat's summons involves Bill and Missy's romance and her close relationships with the Matthews family. Walter explained to Ted and Lt. Buckley that he didn't summon Bill once Lenore admitted their broken engagement because proving pre-meditation now hinges on Missy's pregnancy. Bill shifted blame on Liz for forcing Lenore to lie about the engagement as a virtue and a weakness out of the truth. Bill flipped when Pat called to tell him that she was also subpoenaed by Walter. Liz accidentally reminded Bill that she gave him a false alibi on the night Danny was killed. Liz had daydreams of Danny taunting her over revealing Missy's pregnancy and Bill finding out. Dru, John, and Bill discussed the reasons Walter is putting Pat on the stand and whether he knows of Missy's condition. Walter nettled Liz for going beyond the call of duty to obtain damning information on Missy. Missy pled not guilty. Walter laid out the evidence the prosecution will be presenting to the jury to prove Missy's guilt. Dru objected to Walter referencing murder and Missy's plan to marry Bill once Danny died as established facts. John, Dru, Bill, and Missy grew numb with total shock over Walter seeking a verdict of murder in the first degree.
Liz: "And, Bill....Bill, don't worry. Everything's going to be all right."
Bill: (HE STARTS TO SPEAK. IF IT WORKS BETTER FOR THE ACTOR, PERHAPS HE DOES SAY, "Don't worry!" BUT THE POINT IS HE STARTS TO REPLY TO HIS MOTHER AND THEN REALIZES THE UTTER FUTILITY OF IT)
(AFTERWARDS, LIZ CLOSES THE DOOR AND LEANS AGAINST IT, GIVING AWAY FOR A MOMENT TO THE SHOCK AND FEAR WHICH SAPS HER ENERGY. AND NOW WHAT WE WILL SEE IS NOT A DREAM OF LIZ'S, BUT A FEW MOMENTS OF WIDE-AWAKE FANTASY WHICH OVERTAKES LIZ BECAUSE OF THE TERRIBLE PREDICAMENT IN WHICH SHE FINDS HERSELF, NO LESS TERRIBLE BECAUSE SHE HAS BROUGHT IT ON HERSELF. IN FACT, IT IS FOR THE VERY REASON THAT IT IS SELF-INDUCED THAT IT IS SO NIGHTMARISH. LIZ IS TRULY SUFFERING HERE, AND THOUGH THE AUDIENCE MAY NEVER COME TO APPRECIATE THIS FACET, WE SHOULD: FOR HER SUFFERING IS THAT OF THE PERSON WHO, HAVING BETRAYED SOMEONE ELSE, HAS BY THAT VERY ACT OF BETRAYAL, FORFEITED HER ABILITY TO TRUST ANYONE ELSE. LIZ GOES OVER AND LIGHTS A CIGARETTE, TAKES A DEEP DRAG ON IT, SITS DOWN AND STARES AHEAD. WE MOVE IN FOR A VERY TIGHT SHOT OF HER FACE, PERHAPS JUST HER EYES AND THEN HER WORST FEARS BEGIN TO TAKE FORM AND SHAPE IN HER MIND...WHAT WE SEE IS, OF COURSE NOT A LITERAL SCENE IN ANY SENSE BUT A VERY PERSONAL AND INTERPRETATIVE PROJECTION OF FEARS).
Danny: (STILL ON LIZ WE HEAR DANNY'S LAUGHTER, ON ECHO, THEN STILL ON ECHO HIS WORDS AND HIS FACE IS SUPERED) "You've done it this time, Duchess. You've really got yourself behind the eight ball. Wait until Billy boy finds out what you've done now."
Liz: "He won't find out! He won't."
Danny: "In a pig's eye he won't. "I can just see it now, can't you, Duchess."
(FADE OUT DANNY)
(RESUMES AFTER FADE OUT OF DANNY. CONTINUATION OF LIZ'S NIGHTMARISH VISIONS)
Walter: "Your mother, Mr. Matthews!" "So the cat's out of the bag and the fat's in the fire."
Bill: (TIGHT SHOT, HORROR MIXED WITH INCREDULITY) "My mother!"
Missy: (BRING HER IN SUPERED OVER BILL, THEN FADE BILL OUT) "Your mother, Bill. Your mother! It was because of your mother that I ran away. It was your mother who told me I was abandoned as a baby. Your mother told me all about myself. She made me promise I wouldn't tell you but now I will, Bill. You might as well know. "I can't keep silent any longer."
Bill: (HIS FACE SUPERIMPOSED OVER MISSY'S) "My mother! My mother!"
Danny: (AND NOW LET'S BRING HIS FACE ON OVER BILL'S FADING IT OUT, LAUGHING) "Remember what I told you, Duchess? If I lose out, you lose out, too...How long did you think you could keep Billy boy from knowing what you really are, what you've really done? You look down your nose at me, but sweetheart, you're no better than I am." "You do the same kind of things but you spray perfume all over them." "You think cause you've got money, you can buy yourself out of anything. But like I told you, if I lose Annie, you'll lose your Billy Boy." (LAUGHS).
Bill: (HIS FACE SUPERED OVER DANNY'S. FADE OUT DANNY.) "My mother! I have no mother!"
(AS WE FADE BILL OUT, WE HEAR DANNY. HIS LAUGHTER ECHOING FROM ALL SIDES OF THE ROOM. IN THE MEANTIME, WE HAVE SEEN LIZ'S FACE GAINING CLARITY THEN).
Liz: (SHOUTS TO DISSPELL THE AGONIZING FANTASY) "No! No, no!"
(WE ARE WITH LIZ ALONE NOW AS SHE SUDDENLY LOOKS DOWN, REALIZES THAT HER CIGARETTE HAS BURNT TO HER FINGERS. WITH A CRY OF PAIN SHE DROPS THE SMOKING BUTT AND PUTS HER FINGERS TO HER MOUTH...THEN WITH A CRY OF FEAR, SHE GETS UP, GRABS HER COAT AND STARTS OUT AS WE FADE OUT).
Production Notes: Headline of the morning newspaper, "Fargo Trial Begins Today," with picture of Danny and Missy. Judge George D. Bruch presided over Missy's trial.
Notes: First and only appearance of Alex Wipf as Assistant D.A. Ted Marsh. Walter addresses the character by his full name several times. Another mystery solved!
MAY 8, 1967 (EP. #743)
Dru informed John that Walter wouldn't gamble on a first-degree conviction without substantiating evidence. Bill tried to console Missy while Mary and Pat were flabbergasted over Dru's request to postpone the defense's statements until the conclusion of the trial. Sam told Ada that he would implicate himself by telling the police that he had visited Danny on the night he was killed. Sam wasn't swayed by Ada's opinion that Russ and Alice are unlike Liz since Alice said the police are searching for him. Ada tried to convince Sam that they could claim the reward by telling the police what he knows about Danny. Ada casually pumped Alice for information on her family and wished she could afford a private room for Rachel. Ada grew thoughtful after Alice linked Ada to the case since Liz is a client of Pierre's Beauty Shop. Walter summoned Barclay Hotel Detective Thomas Simmons to the stand. Simmons told Walter that he was called for duty when the chambermaid heard three gun shots in Danny's suite. Simmons testified that he found the door ajar, the room a mess, and Missy standing over Danny's body with a .38 Police Special. The Judge sustained Dru's objection that Walter was asking prejudicial questions when Simmons implied pretense in Missy's actions. Dru got Simmons to admit that enough time had elapsed for the murderer to escape and Missy to have found Danny's body. Dru told Pat that she may have been called as a witness if Walter knows of Missy's pregnancy. Pat ruled out Lee being Walter's source since Lee was at school. Dru studied Liz, who dodged his question on her inner thoughts and rushed back into the courtroom.
Ada: "Oh...I see...you said you didn't think that Mrs. Fargo was guilty."
Alice: "Oh, no, believe me, she isn't. Missy is one of my very best friends and I'd suspect a member of my own family as quickly as I'd suspect Missy of such a thing."
Sam: "Look, if you still think I killed Danny Fargo..."
Ada: (OVER) "That's not what I'm talking about and you know it. I think you're trying to shield the real murderer. You're the only person who knows that Mrs. William Matthews went to see Danny Fargo the night he was murdered. Very near the time they say he died."
Sam: "I still don't know she did it. And I do know if I told the police I was there to see Danny that night they'd try to hang it on me right away."
Ada: "From what it says here in the newspaper, the District Attorney seems to think he's got the real murderer."
Sam: "So all right. Maybe he has."
Ada: "You don't think she did it. You told me you didn't think she did it. Said she seemed like too nice and sweet a kid."
Sam: "So when I was in the pen, there was a nice, sweet kid sixteen years old went to Sunday School and church regular, 'til one evening he came back from the movies, picked up a shot gun and killed his mother and his grandmother and his sister."
Ada: "So he was nuts."
Sam: (INDICATING [MISSY'S] PICTURE) "So she was nuts to marry Danny Fargo in the first place. The creep of all time..." "Look Ada, let's just get out of here. You can't see Rachel till this afternoon."
Ada: "But they told me maybe I could see her doctor before then. Maybe I can see that nice Dr. Matthews."
Sam: (GIVING SPECIAL CONNOTATIONS TO THE WORD) "Dr. Matthews and his sister, Alice Matthews."
Ada: "What you might call a coincidence, huh?"
Sam: "I guess you just might call it that."
Ada: "They're sure a lot different from their aunt. I mean, they acted kind of nice, didn't they?"
Sam: "What do I care about nice? All I remember is what that nurse said. Now I know they're looking for me, a jail bird like me, I'd have about as much chance with the cops as a snowball you know where."
Ada: "But she didn't know she meant you."
Sam: "She said Sam."
Ada: "Sam. Sam....the whole world is full of Sams. It oughta be a relief to you to know she didn't ever get your last name."
Notes: First appearance of Billy Dee Williams as Assistant D.A. Ted Marsh.
MAY 9, 1967 (EP. #744)
Dru and John wondered what evidence Walter had to seek a first-degree murder conviction. Madge sealed a letter with a money order enclosed to their mother before Flo could read it and urged her to start job hunting. Charlie and Madge tried to spare Flo from reading about Danny's murder trial in the newspapers. Flo resolved to accompany Charlie and Madge to Bay City. Charlie told Madge that their testimony on meeting Sam a few days prior to Danny's death may prove Missy's innocence. Madge told Charlie that she's petrified to testify and worried she'll be recognized by a waitress where she and Danny had a drink on the night of his murder. Sam figuratively whistled in astonishment while listening to a radio report that covered the first day of Missy's trial. Ada was weary towards Sam's opinion that Rachel didn't need a private room to receive excellent medical treatment. Ada pondered Alice's reaction should she figure out that Liz may have been the last person to see Danny alive. Sam warned Ada she'd incriminate him by giving the Matthews family information on his association to Danny. Chambermaid, Dorothy Watkins testified that Missy and Danny had stayed at the Barclay Hotel for three weeks and slept separately. Dru promptly took Walter to task over Dorothy's supposition that obvious marital discord existed between Danny and Missy and redirected the jury to concentrate on facts and not theories. Dorothy testified that Missy didn't care about Danny, which Walter used to taunt Missy on murdering Danny in cold blood. Mary and Pat tried to assure Missy that Walter is mistaken in believing in her guilt and urged Missy to trust her lawyers.
Radio Announcer: "...turning to the local news, here in Bay City the murder trial of Mrs. Melissa Fargo opened this morning. Prosecutor Walter Curtin caused a sensation almost at the outset, when he declared in his opening statement to the jury that he intended to seek a first-degree murder verdict against Mrs. Fargo, rather than the second-degree finding it was expected he would ask for. Curtin stated, and we quote,"...we will seek to prove that Mrs. Fargo intended to marry a man with whom she had just had a midnight rendezvous the night of her husband's death, and that when she returned from this meeting, she took the gun which she knew her husband had in his possession, and deliberately, cold-bloodedly, and with malice aforethought, fired three shots into his body." (SAM FIGURATIVELY WHISTLES LOW AT THIS, AS) "When the trial recessed at noon, Mr. Curtin was questioned by reporters, but declined to elaborate on the statement he had made in court." (ADA ENTERS, COMING FROM THE HOSPITAL) "He said that the evidence against Mrs. Fargo would be developed as the trial progresses, and that it would be inappropriate for him to comment on the case in any way, while it was in progress."
Ada: (IRRITABLY, OVER THE ABOVE) "Turn that off, will you? I'm sick of the whole thing."
Production Notes: Visual Vignettes used:
"Curtin motions to Marsh to gather up his papers, stalks out, up the center aisle. As he reaches the point where Liz is sitting, on the aisle, he feels her eyes on him, pauses just momentarily, long enough to meet her gaze fleetingly--then passes on leaving us with her on camera, uncomfortable and apprehensive. Now Missy and Bill come up the aisle, Bill trying to keep his distance and having a hell of a time doing it--Missy shaken to the toes by Curtin's last thrust. Mary and Pat come into the aisle, form ranks around her, and almost physically support her, out through the double doors into the corridor and we pull ahead of them or cut to the corridor as they come through the doors, Bill hovering background, helpless, they get Missy into an alcove or onto a bench."
(after Mary and Pat console Missy) "Missy manages a wan smile, nods. They help her to her feet, lead her down the hall toward the elevator. Again, we pull in front of them, then let them past camera and stay on Liz, standing quietly in an alcove as they pass her, unnoticed and still. She watches them intently, her face a mask. Hold on her, tight. Cut to her picture - the one in the paper with Helen Moore. Pull back to include Ada, holding the paper, looking intently at the picture. After a moment she makes her decision, goes to desk or table drawer, takes out piece of paper on which she has written, "John Randolph - Lawyer" and under that, a phone number. With the slip of paper in her hand, she goes to the phone, begins to dial, as we fade out."
MAY 10, 1967 (EP. 745)
Ada secretly called Dru, wanting to strike a deal to provide new leads on Danny's murder case. Dru couldn't get Ada to provide her name or the nature of the information she had, despite contending that it was her duty as a citizen to come forward regardless of whether they agree to a bargain or not. Lenore complained to Lee about people staring and gossiping about her and lamented that Liz's ring maintains her ties with Bill even though they are no longer engaged. Lenore was shocked and dismayed when Lee told her that Walter is seeking a premeditated murder charge against Missy. Lee tried to stop Lenore from reproaching herself, but Lenore claimed she had been a willing participant in Liz's scheme to fake still being engaged to Bill and revealed it to Walter. Lenore felt dread upon receiving a subpoena to appear as a witness for the prosecution. Ada tried to arrange a meeting with Dru, but quickly hung up when Sam arrived home. Dru sighed over being unable to trace the call. John and Pat hoped that that the caller might have information about Sam since no one has knowledge of him. Dru found it odd that the caller had paused mid-sentence and then quickly placed the phone back on to the receiver. Ada was menaced by Sam, who bullied her into confessing that she called Dru to reveal his association with Danny. Ada pleaded with Sam to allow her to take a chance with Missy's lawyers in hopes that Sam will not be implicated. Lenore recoiled as she told Walter that discussing her broken engagement to Bill was humiliating. Walter enthralled Lenore into believing that her testimony will prove Missy's motive in killing Danny was to reconcile with Bill.
Production Notes for Act II (Dru and Ada's phone conversation)
Dru: (INTO THE PHONE) "The Randolph's residence." (CUT TO ADA, ON PHONE IN HER APARTMENT, AND HEREAFTER INTERCUT BETWEEN THEM - OR PERHAPS SPLIT SCREEN MIGHT BE INTERESTING HERE)
Dru: (on the phone with Ada) "...You say you have information on the Fargo case?"
Ada: "I sure have. And let me tell you right now, I'm not a nut or a crackpot or anything. I've got some real information -- something nobody else knows about."
Dru: 'Well -- I am very grateful for your calling us, Miss --"
Ada: "Uh-uh. No names, no nothing. Not till we have a deal."
Dru: "A deal?"
Ada: "Come on, Mr. Dru, you're smarter than that. What's in it for me, if I give you a lead you can really use?"
Dru: "A lead? To Fargo's actual killer?"
Ada: "That's right."
Dru: "I -- I'd have to know more about the nature of your information, before we can make any commitment. And I would need to know your name, and to talk to you in person..."
Dru: "Well, for one thing, to verify anything you may tell me. For another, because if you do have information, it is your duty as a citizen to come forward, whether you and I make a deal or not."
Ada: "Look, I didn't call you up to have you sell me a bill of goods. You want the information or don't you?"
Lee: (In response to Lenore thinking she's cynical) "Does it? I don't think so -- I think I'm just being realistic. I've discovered you have to look out for yourself in this world -- you can't count on anyone else to do it for you. Because if it's to their interest to push you aside, to ignore your feelings they will."
MAY 11, 1967 (EP. 746)
Fred found Liz self-absorbed for having the positive genius of painting herself the protagonist in every drama and using the trial as an excuse to decline his dinner invitation. Liz felt ill, trembled, paced the floor, and fiddled with her beads while Bill gave details on the mysterious call to Fred and Liz. Fred was pragmatic while expressing doubts to Bill that the caller could provide any real leads to the case, but disagreed with Liz's hypothesis that John and Dru should dismiss the possibility that someone visited Danny's hotel suite on the night of his murder. Sam hounded Ada mercilessly to preclude her from contacting Missy's lawyers. Ada got Sam to lay off by stating that she inquired on the reward for information and convinced Sam to go to the hospital cafeteria to avoid running into Russ or Alice. Russ lectured Rachel on hindering her treatment by being defiant. Ada tried to persuade Rachel that she'll be released from the hospital once she cooperates with Russ. Rachel whined about not having a private room, but apologized for being ungrateful of Ada's hard work in providing for her. Bill fumed over Liz's selfish excuses for not wanting to go to court. Fred chastised Liz for trying to blame Lenore since she caused Lenore to lie about her and Bill's engagement, giving Walter evidence that addressed motivation. Rachel grew coquettish as she acted remorseful, batted her eyes, and held out her hand to Russ once she heard that Liz is his aunt. Ada gave Liz a manicure while musing about Rachel getting a chance in Hollywood and that people with money have everything. Liz made her boredom apparent to Ada, who retaliated by subtly calling her "Duchess."
Some great dialogue of Fred gently but critically throwing barbs at Liz:
Fred: "I just meant that Bill and John and Dru ought to be cautious. They ought to investigate - but they ought not to get their hopes up."
Liz: "Of course not. That's just what I'm saying. Why, the very fact that it was a woman who called...."
Bill: (OVER) "What has the fact that it was a woman got to do with anything?"
Liz: "Well...I don't know."
Fred: "Liz, as usual, you are setting a record for the running high-jump at conclusions."
Liz: (about the trial) "Oh, I'm sorry, Fred. I can't go today. I...well, as a matter of fact I have a hairdressing appointment..."
(TAKE BILL, WHO TURNS TO LOOK AT HER WITH JUST A FAINT TINGE OF DISGUST) Bill: "And you said you didn't have a frivolous reason for staying away...."
Liz: "Oh, Bill."
Fred: (TRIES TO SMOOTH THINGS OVER...PLEASANTLY) "You ought to know your mother well enough by now, Bill, to know that being well groomed is almost an obsession with her. I expect her to be the best dressed woman at the Last Judgment."
(ADA STRAIGHTENS UP, SIGHS HEAVILY, PASSES HER HAND OVER HER FOREHEAD WEARILY...AND THEN SITS DOWN, GAZING WITH SOMETHING AKIN TO DESPAIR IN SPACE)
Rachel: (VOICE OVER...FILTER OR ECHO) "Mom, I hate this place. Nothing but sick people. People dying. It wouldn't be so bad if I had a private room. I hate this old ward." (NOW SUPERIMPOSE RACHEL SITTING IN HER BED. SHE GOES ON) "Sam was supposed to get hold of all that money from South America and give me a chance in Hollywood...Now what happens? What happens is what always happens to me...to people like us...Do we get what we want? I get sick because I work too hard...You've said that yourself, Mom...I work too hard, and I get sick, and then when I come to the hospital, do I get a nice private room? Not me. Not Rachel. Not your daughter..." [SUPERIMPOSITION FADE OUT]
Liz: (seeing a picture of Rachel) "Mm. Nice looking girl, Ada."
Ada: (TAKING THE PICTURE BACK) "She's a beautiful girl. She's been working as a model...and she's really meant to go places too..."
Liz: (BECAUSE ADA HAS STOPPED MANICURING HER NAILS NOW) "My hand, Ada."
Ada: "Oh." (SHE RETURNS TO HER MANICURING TASK) "I'll tell you, Mrs. Matthews...they don't come any more talented than my Rachel...But some people...some people with money...they can get what they want, any time they want, they can buy fame, they can buy jobs..."
Liz: (AFTER A LITTLE SILENCE) "Don't you think Pink Panther is a good color for me, Ada." (SHE LOOKS AT HER. LIZ IS QUITE DELIBERATELY NOT LOOKING BACK AT ADA BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO CONVEY TO ADA THAT THIS TALK OF HER DAUGHTER BORES HER. SO ADA LETS THE HATRED COME INTO HER FACE...AND THIS FOLLOWED BY CUNNING) Ada: "Yeah, I guess it is, Mrs. Matthews...It's true though, isn't it? I mean the way some people get everything."
Liz: "Well, I think people who achieve things usually deserve what they achieve."
Ada: "My Rachel deserves as much as any girl in this town." [STOP HERE TO INDICATE ACT FOR PLAYBACK 5/15/67 #748]
Liz: (DISTANTLY) "Oh, yes, I'm sure that's true."
Ada: "But she doesn't have as much chance as some people. It doesn't seem fair, does it?" (LIZ IS IGNORING HER. SUDDENLY ADA CAN'T TAKE IT) "I said it doesn't seem fair, does it, Duchess?"
Liz: (WHAT ADA HAS JUST CALLED HER HITS HER) "What did you say?"
Ada: (INNOCENTLY) "I said it doesn't seem fair, Rachel getting sick like this."
Liz: "No, I meant--what did you just call me?"
Ada: "Oh...why...goodness, I called you Duchess, didn't I? Isn't that funny? It just slipped out. Now where do you suppose I got a name like that for you?" (TAKE LIZ WHO IS TERRIFIED, BUT CONTROLLING HERSELF. FADE OUT)
MAY 12, 1967 (EP. #747)
John, Dru, Bill, and Missy exchanged startled glances once Walter summoned Bill to the stand. John and Dru encouraged Bill to carefully answer Walter's questions. Madge took a firm hand with Flo to accept Danny's death, get sober, and regain her self-respect. Flo conceded that Madge was fair in holding her accountable over contributing to their mother being repaid the money she lost. Bill testified that Missy fled town on the eve of their wedding day without notifying anyone and returned as Danny's bride. Judge Bruch sustained Dru's objection that Walter had latitude to question Bill without making summations over Missy knowing that Danny carried a gun and had been contemplating murder. Sally relished in Flo's misery over Danny and bitterness towards Missy in giving Danny false hopes of using her money to build a record company. Madge reached her limit in tolerating Sally interrogating Flo and succeeded in getting her to leave by revealing that she has been called as a witness for Missy's defense. Flo exclaimed to Madge that Missy fabricated Sam, but coldly stated that she would not come forward to assist Missy if she knew Sam personally. Dru seized the opportunity to ask Bill questions that Walter prevented him from answering. Bill told Dru that Danny was completely aware of Missy's desire to obtain a divorce and be free to marry Bill. Bill explained that he and Missy met at a park near the Barclay Hotel and planned to stop Danny from swindling Missy's money and spiriting her out of town by posting guards while he confronted Danny. Walter objected to Bill's statement that Missy isn't capable of murder and never considered it as an option.
Notes: Danny wrote love songs and dedicated them to Flo which included: "In All the World," "Under the Moon with my Baby," and a slow, dreamy song called, "My Love for You."
MAY 15, 1967 (EP. #748)
Liz was plagued by memories of Danny, then Ada calling her "Duchess." Liz decided that she must bribe Ada to ensure that she wouldn't be linked to Danny. Rachel figured Russ would be her ticket to high society since Liz is Russ' aunt and decided to pursue him romantically.
MAY 16, 1967 (EP. #749)
Lanna Sanders temporarily plays the role of Lee Randolph.
MAY 17, 1967 (EP. #750)
Sam's suspicions were aroused over Liz coming to Ada's apartment with a gift for Rachel.
MAY 18, 1967 (EP. #751)
Pat swallowed hard and braced herself for the ordeal upon learning from John that she is the prosecution's first witness of the day. Alice was intrigued by Rachel's agreeable attitude and compliments about Russ's medical capabilities. Rachel assumed that Ada was joking about getting money through their supposed connection to royalty. Walter questioned Pat on Missy's appointment with Dr. Montgomery. John was solemn once he deduced that he, Dru, and Bill had underestimated Walter and pondered Walter's intentions in linking Missy's pregnancy to premeditated murder. Pat begrudgingly conceded to Walter's theory that Missy may have discovered that she was pregnant with Danny's child prior to his death. Pat testified that Missy wasn't a hateful person, despite Danny's refusals to grant her a divorce. Walter pounced on Pat's comment that Missy was incapable of murder, ranted that Missy has yet to explain her reasons for fleeing town, and standing over Danny's dead body. Walter declared that Missy's motive to kill Danny was to free herself to marry Bill and pass her unborn baby off as his. Pat's account of Missy seeing someone named Sam was swiftly denounced by Walter. Sam angrily jumped to the conclusion that Liz had dropped off a gift for Rachel because Ada had revealed his connection to Danny. Ada grew scared of Sam, who figured that Liz had tied Ada calling her "Duchess" to her anonymous call to Dru. Sam countered Ada's brazen attitude towards Liz's inquiries to implicating him in Danny's murder. Pat grew emotionally wrought while swearing that Missy was forthright about her whereabouts during the shooting and wouldn't commit murder.
Ada: "Well, I'll get the ear plug. Or better still, maybe we'll get you moved into a private room, if you have to stay here much longer."
Rachel: (SMILES) "Just buy the ear plug and quit dreaming, Mom."
Ada: "I'm not just dreaming."
Rachel: "Where would you get the money?"
Ada: "Nevermind about the money. I got sources."
Rachel: "Oh, really? What happened, did our rich aunt just die and leave us all her money?"
Ada: (A LITTLE CROOKED SMILE) "Oh, better than that. I found out we're connected to royalty."
Rachel: (GOING ALONG WITH WHAT SHE THINKS IS A GAG) "No kidding? Hear that, Alice?"
Ada: "Yeah. Yeah, I found out we're connected to a duchess. You imagine that? A duchess."
Rachel: (about Russ) "You're very lucky to have such a nice brother."
Alice: "Don't let him hear you say that -- he's tough enough to live with as it is."
Rachel: "Well, I think he's a doll."
Alice: (INTEREST PEAKED) "Oh, do you?"
MAY 19, 1967 (EP. #752)
John, Dru, and Missy consoled Pat, who felt sorrow over revealing Missy's pregnancy and damaging her defense. Dru advised John, Pat, and Missy to assume brave fronts to prevent Walter and the jury from noticing their surprised reactions to Pat's testimony. Russ advised Alice to focus on patients since her concerns for Missy cannot help matters. Alice was amused when Russ acknowledged that Rachel is quite pretty, but insisted that his interest in her is strictly professional. Walter obstinately blocked Bill from answering his questions and ignored Dru's objections. Walter painted Missy as a devious, cold-blooded woman who acted without regard to people's feelings, Danny's life, and Bill's frantic search for her in Chicago. Walter eyed Missy with utter contempt, then informed Bill that Missy had made a fool of him. Russ grimly told Rachel that Missy's trial is likely the hardest thing Bill has ever endured. Walter accused Bill of contradicting established facts when Bill claimed that Missy waited to reveal her pregnancy once she was certain of it. Russ and Alice were pleased with Rachel's cooperation in her medical treatment. Rachel was genuinely sympathetic as Russ and Alice talked about Bill and Missy and the ordeals they have faced together. Bill told Dru that Missy had restored the faith and trust in her that had once been compromised. Bill testified that Missy had never concealed her marriage to Danny, reasons for wanting a divorce, or her pregnancy, and has never shown hatred towards anyone. Missy confided to Pat that she regrets allowing Danny into her life and lamented that the jury will find her guilty. Pat reinforced her belief in Missy's innocence.
Missy: (to Pat) "One of the last things that Danny said to me....he said, 'you'll never get away from me, Annie. We're linked together from now on...Wherever I go, you'll go.' Maybe he was right."
MAY 23, 1967 (EP. #754)
Lanna Sanders temporarily plays the role of Lee Randolph. Last live broadcast.
MAY 24, 1967 (EP. #755)
First taped broadcast. Production date of Sunday May 14.
MAY 25, 1967 (EP. #756)
Production date of Sunday May 21.
MAY 26, 1967 (EP. #757)
Production date of Sunday May 25.
MAY 30, 1967 (EP. #759)
Rachel cooed over MacCurdy [MacCurdy reappeared on February 29 and May 9, 1968]. Sam was interested when Ada pointed out that Liz wears Pink Panther nail polish.
Rachel: “Doctor MacCurdy, you’re a doll, you know that?”
Notes: The doctor's full name was Francis X. MacCurdy and played by Ernest Graves.
MAY 31, 1967 (EP. #760)
Reappearance of Ann Fuller.
Anne Fuller visited Missy. She was shocked and deeply saddened to learn all that had happened to her. Anne appeared as a witness in Missy's defense case, giving testimony on her life in San Francisco.
JUNE 5, 1967 (EP. #763)
Liz paid for Ada's silence in knowing that she visited Danny on the night of his murder. Liz told Ada she should know her well enough to have faith that she didn't kill Danny. Ada tried to probe Liz further on her association with Danny and was struck by the guilty conviction in her voice.
JUNE 6, 1967 (EP. #764)
Reappearance of Ann Fuller.
Ann Fuller tried to lift Missy's spirits. She was optimistic that the jury will hand down a not guilty verdict.
JUNE 9, 1967 (EP. #767)
The entire episode recounted and revealed the events leading up to Danny’s murder.
JUNE 14, 1967 (EP. #770)
Missy agreed to take the stand in her own defense. During cross-examination, Missy testified that she witnessed Danny argue with someone named Sam at the Barclay Hotel a few hours prior to the murder. Walter doggedly questioned Missy on fleeing to Chicago and leaving her apartment in shambles, proclaiming that she acted without regards to Bill and her friends. Dru objected to Walter's insinuations as prejudicial. Missy said that she was traumatized to learn that Katherine was her mother, who made her an heiress to alleviate guilt in abandoning her. John almost jumped out of his wheelchair in rage at Walter for mocking Missy and calling her a liar. He swore she was telling the truth since he had drawn up Katherine's will. Missy avoided making eye contact with Liz as she struggled to think of an explanation on discovering her parentage.
Missy's recollection, All Voice-Overs:
Liz: "Melissa -- you and I haven't seen eye to eye on everything, but there's one thing we have in common - we both want the best for Bill, am I right?"
Missy: "Yes -- yes, of course."
Liz: " -- so we don't want to -- well hurt our family relationship before it starts..."
Missy: "I -- I don't understand."
Liz: "I just want to impress on you how regrettable it would be if Bill were to find out why you left Bay City so abruptly last summer -- that it was after you and I had our little talk, -- do I have your word that he'll never hear it from you, Melissa? Do I have your word?" (AND AS MISSY REMEMBERS DISSOLVE BACK TO LIZ, LIVE, IN THE COURTROOM -- STARTING FIXEDLY AT MISSY ON THE STAND, AS THOUGH SHE COULD BY SOME COMPELLING TELEPATHY ORDER MISSY'S SILENCE. CUT TO MISSY, SHE FEELS LIZ'S EYES ON HER, ZOOM IN ON MISSY, EVEN AT THIS MOMENT DISTRACTED FROM CURTIN'S QUESTIONING AS SHE RETURNS LIZ'S GAZE, ALMOST AS THOUGH MESMERIZED).
Walter: "Very well, Mrs. Fargo, just to see where you intend to take us, what garden path you are leading us down, I'll go along with you for the moment. How did you find out this news that left you so thunder-struck?" (MISSY HESITATES; HER GLANCE GOES INVOLUNTARILY IN LIZ'S DIRECTION) "Well, Mrs. Fargo? Surely it didn't come to you in a flash of intuition, and you've already said it wasn't in Mrs. Corning's will -- that would be too easy to check, wouldn't it? So you must have stumbled on to something. Or someone who gave you the information..." (MISSY IS FROZEN, STARING ACROSS THE WELL OF THE COURT TOWARDS THE SPECTATOR SEATS; CURTIN QUICKLY MOVES DIRECTLY INTO HER LINE OF VISION -- AND IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD GET THE SHOT FROM HER P.O.V., SO THAT HE WOULD SUDDENLY LOOM UP IN FRONT OF HER, AS) "Will you answer me, Mrs. Fargo? How did you find this out?" (AND FROM MISSY, TEETERING BETWEEN REVELATION AND COMPLETE DISINTEGRATION, FADE OUT FAST)
JUNE 15, 1967 (EP. #771)
Missy cracked under Walter's brutal questioning on how she learned that Katherine was her mother. Judge Bruch agreed to Dru's motion to have Walter's question waived and relieve Missy as a witness. Dru and Walter argued over him badgering Missy, causing Bruch to reprimand them to address remarks to the bench. Bill didn't press Missy to explain her plea on the stand about hurting too many people. Ada was riddled with guilt over knowing about Liz seeing Danny. Alice told Ada that Liz is a person who is used to getting her own way. Ada set out to uncover details of Danny and Missy's relationship. Madge told Dru that Danny never gave Missy's whereabouts to Bill, promised Flo that they'd marry once he borrowed money from Missy, and got Madge to stay silent. Madge testified that someone thought to be Sam was looking for Danny. Walter discredited Madge's statements due to her hatred of Danny and inability to prove Sam's existence. She was dismissed before she could defend herself against insinuations that she wanted to help Missy out of gratitude for killing Danny.
Walter: "Well, Mrs. Fargo, I'm waiting. Surely my question wasn't too difficult - how did you learn the truth about your parentage - the fact, if it be a fact, that this Mrs. Katherine Corning was your mother -- (HIS VOICE DRIPPING WITH CONTEMPT AND DISBELIEF) -- that for some unknown reason she had concealed the truth from you all these years, and --"
Dru: "Your Honor, I object!"
Walter: (RIDING THROUGH AND OVER ALL THE OBJECTIONS) "-- then died, still playing this fairy godmother role, if we are to believe your preposterous story --" (BRUCH TRIES TO GAVEL THEM TO SILENCE AS)
Dru: (CONTINUING, TRYING TO TOP CURTIN) "The question is not only irrelevant, Mr. Curtin is badgering the witness! I cannot sit here and allow --"
Missy: (SUDDENLY TOPPING THEM BOTH, BRINGING THEM TO AN ABRUPT HALT - CRACKING WIDE OPEN) "Stop it, Mr. Curtin! Stop it, stop it, I can't answer you, I can't answer anything anymore, I -- (SOBBING NOW, ALMOST INCOHERENT) -- I've hurt too many people already, I can't go on hurting..." (SHE BREAKS COMPLETELY, THE COURTROOM IS IN AN UPROAR. DRU SHOULDERS PAST CURTIN, GOES TO HER, PHYSICALLY SUPPORTING HER IN THE WITNESS CHAIR. AS BRUCH GAVELS REPEATEDLY FOR ORDER, WE SEE LIZ, STILL TENSE, HOLDING HER BREATH, AS)
Bruch: "Mr. Curtin, I think that in the interest of order and decorum we break off your questioning for the moment. If you will return to your seat."
Dru: (AT MISSY'S SIDE) "Your Honor, I move that Mr. Curtin's last question be waived. Not only is the witness in no condition to answer it, he has still not shown relevance."
Bruch: "I will sustain your motion, Mr. Dru." (TO CURTIN) "I see no conceivable profit in continuing along this line, Mr. Curtin. Have you any other questions? If so, I will declare a short recess to allow the witness to recover her composure, and then --"
Walter: (GAUGING THE EFFECT HIS HARRASSMENT MAY HAVE HAD ON THE JURY, AND DECIDING NOT TO PROLONG IT) "No, your Honor. I am satisfied with what has been brought out."
Bruch: "Mr. Dru - re-direct?"
Dru: "I think not, Your Honor - not in view of what Mr. Curtin has already put the defendant through -- "
Walter: (FLARES) "I resent that, Mr. Dru! The State is certainly entitled to --"
Dru: "The State is not entitled to persecute, to intimidate or terrorize any witness, Mr. Curtin -- especially the defendant in a capital case!"
JUNE 16, 19, and 20, 1967: Pre-empted due to coverage of Middle East crisis.
JUNE 21, 1967 (EP. #772)
Pat reminded Lee about the dark days they went through last year because of John's paralysis to reinforce her belief that an operation for John is a good idea.
JUNE 26, 1967 (EP. #775)
Bill and Missy visited with John and Pat, who made a lemon meringue pie for the occasion. Missy asked Pat to raise her baby because she didn't want the child to grow up being shuttled through foster homes. Pat agreed to Missy's request but maintained faith that Missy will be acquitted and able to raise the child herself.
JUNE 27, 1967 (EP. #776)
Missy was convicted of Danny Fargo's murder. Missy wrote a letter to Bill imploring him to forget about her.