Daily Synopses: January - June / July - December

JULY 1, 1969 (EP. #1278)
Finishing the last of their packing, Missy reminisced about all their friends, but Bill felt sure they'd make new ones. Susan told them she hopes an apartment of her own and a job will give her the independence she's looking for. Rachel argued she had every right to take Ada's divorce papers, but Ada warned she might not like what she finds. Bill admitted to Dru and Mary his punch consisted of champagne and brandy. Ernie, Ada, Rachel, then Sam, then Walter, Lenore, Steve (who brought food), then Fred and Susan arrived. Ada asked Ernie to take her home when she realized Rachel knew both Alice and Russ were working at the hospital. Missy came down the stairs with Ricky, and she and Bill said an emotional farewell to everyone.

Bill: (TURNS TO THE CROWD OF PEOPLE) "Hey.... everybody... we're about to leave now..." (DISMAYED CHORUS FROM THE OTHERS) "But, look, Steve's made this into a real bang-up affair with all that food.. Why don't you just stay here and let the party go on?... Eat... drink... be merry... "Let there be no moaning at the bar when we set out for the airport'... Okay?" (CHORUS OF OKAYS)
Missy: (TEARS IN HER EYES) "Oh... oh dear... I don't think I can leave... Bill, I don't think I can do it."
Bill: "Come on now, darling."
Missy: "Everyone is so... everyone is just so... Oh!" (TO THE THRONG) "I love you all so much."
Bill: "All right now, darling... come on." (AS HE LEADS HER TO THE DOOR) "Matter of fact, she's right, you know... We do love you all a lot."
Mary: "And we love you, too."
Susan: "With all our hearts."
Dru: (RAISING HIS GLASS, STARTS THE SONG) "Should auld acquaintance be forgot... and never be brought to mind..."
All: "We'll drink a cup of kindness, yet... For auld lang syne... For auld lang syne, my dears. For auld lang syne... we'll drink a cup of kindness yet... for auld lang syne..."

Notes: Crossed-out dialogue, Dru to Ricky: "Goodbye little man... come back to us one of these days." Last appearance of Joe Gallison as Bill Matthews and Matthew Paul Lewis as Ricky Matthews. Last appearance of Carol Roux as Missy Palmer (1969). Handwritten at the bottom of this episode's routine sheet: "Goodbye Joe and Carol."

JULY 2, 1969 (EP. #1279)
John and Dru wondered whom they could get to replace Bill, since Sam didn't have the experience. John was aghast when Anne came in with Emily and said she had exactly forty-three minutes to spare for the meeting. John warned them Emily might be turned over to the Youth Control Board and its strict head, Jonathon Best. Emily begged her mother to no avail to stay with her when John advised her to watch her step until her hearing. Ernie advised Lahoma to make Sam aware of the good life he had with her, but regretted speaking so glibly when she revealed things have gotten so bad that Sam has taken to sleeping on the couch. Lahoma told Peggy she was leaving modeling to look for a full-time job in anticipation of the break-up of her marriage. Sam got angry when he got home and found a note from Lahoma informing him she went out for the evening. Ernie came by and convinced him to come with him to Ada's house.

JULY 3, 1969 (EP. #1280)
With big tragic eyes, Rachel insisted to Ada she'd rather die than give that party for Alice. Sam responded it was none of Rachel's business where Lahoma was when he and Ernie came in without her. Sam left fast after Ada made a large pronunciamento about Sam sleeping on the couch. With a despairing look, Rachel fought desperately to convince a cheerful Russ and Mary she wasn't the right one to throw Alice's party. Sam moaned about not having been told she'd be out, but Lahoma maintained he didn't care one way or the other. Helpless and desperate, Sam tried to make her see that he just didn't want anything from her. She threw bedclothes onto the couch after insisting he still wanted Lee, whether she was dead or not. Afraid of an unhappy ending to her dream, Rachel made Russ hang up the phone when he wanted to locate a number for Gerald.

JULY 4, 1969 (EP. #1281)
Walter threw Anne out when she offered Lenore free gowns in exchange for some flexibility on his part. Susan explained she needed to be standing on her own feet, sure of her love for Fred, before she could marry him, and Alice reassured her their age difference wasn't the least bit important. Walter assured John he won't press bribery charges against Anne. They shook hands and laughed heartily after reaffirming their friendship. Russ was troubled by the confidence Rachel had in her father's feelings for her. Snuggling on her mother's couch, Fred maintained he wants to grab Susan up before some young guy comes along and cuts him out. Though vulnerable from his many kisses, Susan sent him on his way. She was stunned when Eric phoned her with congratulations (after hearing about her engagement from Liz) and said he was hoping to see her when he went to Bay City soon on business.

JULY 7, 1969 (EP. #1282)
After reminding Walter they were way overdue to move out of their apartment into a place of their own, Lenore suggested they move into Missy's house. He became vaguely disturbed when she stressed how very much she wanted it. Rachel complained to Lenore that Sam and Lahoma ruined the party she threw for them when Sam wouldn't even get near Lahoma and just sort of slid along the outside wall. Lenore had no choice but to ask her and Russ for dinner when Rachel eased her along that path. But at home, an angry Russ insisted Rachel cancel with Lenore as they already had dinner plans with Mary, as she well knew. Dru peered into an imaginary crystal ball and predicted Mary would enjoy a second honeymoon when she met up with Jim. Mary asked a radiant Alice to stay with Steve for dinner with Russ and Rachel. Steve came and he and Alice gazed into each other's eyes. Rachel and Steve were stunned to see each other when she and Russ came in, then looked positively ill when everyone left them alone to go fix dinner.

JULY 8, 1969 (EP. #1283)
Russ was amiably oblivious to the overtones of Steve and Rachel's after-dinner banter. Alice told Russ and Rachel to "Suffer, you old married couple" as she kissed Steve. Lenore nagged Walter about the house. He grumbled about it taking time away with him when she said Jerome Collingswood wants her to assist in the Community Fund Drive, but they later embraced lustily on the couch. Rachel responded monosyllabically when Mary outlined the party plans for her. Rachel fidgeted then bolted upstairs as Mary gushed on the phone to Jim, and an embarrassed Russ offered the explanation to Dru that Rachel was suffering from father-envy. Russ chattered to Rachel about Alice and Steve's special glow. Rachel told him of her decision not to track her father down, but soon after he had to interrupt a romantic moment to dash off to the hospital, she dialed information for Gerald's number in Mt. Holly.

JULY 9, 1969 (EP. #1284)
Rachel barged into Steve's office and made a pest of herself. Wallowing in self-pity, she asked for a little consideration and understanding, but Steve was more interested in cooing to Alice over the phone. Peggy introduced Emily to Lahoma, who came to seek Dru's employment advice. But Dru came up short when she admitted not being able to type, take shorthand, do bookkeeping, or even spell very well. A depressed and self-absorbed Sam was only mildly curious when he happened upon Ernie and Lahoma, who was trying to face the fact Sam didn't care about her and she was just something he had to think about just enough to keep from bumping into. Alice sat behind Steve's desk and they roleplayed banker and applicant. When Rachel phoned him, he fearlessly handed the phone to Alice, and Rachel desperately searched for an excuse for having called.

JULY 10, 1969 (EP. #1285)
Russ was understanding when Rachel backed out of their attending Alice's big wingding that night. Ada had it up to here with Rachel's tirade against Alice. Rachel visited Dru to tell him the latest news of her search for Gerald, and he realized she was at a loss for how to proceed. Walter balked when John, handling the sale of Missy's house, told him the price was $50,000. Susan agreed to cocktails when Eric phoned to arrange a meeting. She felt terribly guilty when she lied to Fred about with whom she was on the phone.

JULY 11, 1969 (EP. #1286)
Walter, Lenore, Fred, and Susan mellowed out at Liz's house after a night on the town. Lenore wasn't quite convinced when Walter shrugged off her concerns that the house was too expensive. Fred was puzzled by Susan's troubled manner. The next morning, Susan was moved when Pat gave her Lee's favorite bracelet and thanked her for having been there for Lee to confide in. Pat advised Susan to tell Fred about Eric, but Susan chickened out and hung up the phone in tears. Pat teased Mary about her girlish enthusiasm as she made ready for the airport for her flight to Tokyo. John voiced to them his views that Anne pushes Emily into desperate expedients, and that Walter must surely have a non-financial reason for his hesitancy in buying Missy's house.

JULY 14, 1969 (EP. #1287)
Fred was perfectly understanding, forgiving, and implicitly trusting when Susan finally told him about Eric, and even requested to be introduced to him if he stayed around long enough. The manager of the Purple Plum thought it groovy Lahoma was willing to hostess for a dollar and a half plus tips. He leered at her and promised her the next available position at an increased salary. Lahoma made sure with John that working there wouldn't hurt Sam's reputation at the firm, and had to spell it out for him that her marriage was breaking up. Emily and Pat had a terrific time trying on the clothes they bought while shopping together. Emily was in raptures when Pat hugged her and said they'll be good friends.

Ron: (Introduction Line) "Sorry to have kept you waiting."
Lahoma: "That's all right."
Ron: "Why do you want to work here? The Purple Plum's a pretty wild place, you know. You know that...ah...Lahoma?"
Lahoma: "I've seen wilder places."

Notes: First appearance of Jeff David as Ron Styles. Credited as "Purple Plum Manager" in this episode.

JULY 15, 1969 (EP. #1288)
When an important case conflicted with Emily's court date, John decided to ask Walter for a continuance rather than let Dru take over, and Walter was happy to do it. Walter phoned his banker after telling Lenore he did like the house though he wasn't as house-happy as she was. John goofed by mentioning Sam's difficult home life to him, and made Sam uncomfortable by mentioning Lee's last words: "I love you, Sam." Sam floundered when John told him Lahoma wasn't a woman to be taken lightly. John cautioned Emily not to give people even the impression of being "an awful person." Emily was round-eyed when Pat invited her to come along after picking up the key to Missy's house from John. Smitten anew by the house, Lenore danced around the living room, touching everything, but Emily tried to frown on caring so much about a material possession, then insisted to Pat she only cared about her new dress because Pat cared about it. Mr. O'Malley turned down Walter's request for a second mortgage since he already owed the bank $8,000.

John: (THOUGHTFUL PAUSE, THEN:) "You know, Sam... that day that Lee died... and you were at the hospital with me... I felt closer to you that day than I've ever felt."
Sam: (SLOWLY) "I felt closer to you, too, Mr. Randolph."

Emily: (Irene Bundle, Exit Line) (to Lenore) "Listen...I do think it's a marvelous house and I hope you buy it."

Notes: Last appearance of Irene Bundle as Emily Mason.

JULY 16, 1969 (EP. #1289)
Eric phoned and arranged to meet Susan at the Bay City Inn. Lahoma was only mildly interested when Ada told her of Rachel's hostess duties. Rachel and Ada divided up the cooking chores for the party. Lenore dragged Alice off to shop for her trousseau after Alice floated around the room, hugged Ada, and cooed about love making the world beautiful. When they left, Rachel understandably shouted she hated Alice. Tired from shopping, Lenore instructed Walter to take her and Alice for a drink at the Inn. Walter was perplexed when he received word Mr. Bryant dropped all charges against Emily. Susan put the blame for the bad times with Eric squarely on her own contrary, cantankerous, and destructive shoulders. Walter, Lenore, and Alice speculated if Susan and Eric were "on" again after Susan introduced everyone.

JULY 17, 1969 (EP. #1290)
Susan begged Fred not to let her unstable nature ruin them. She worried of leaning on him long enough to feel necessary, then leaving him cold. They embraced happily after she shared her plans to find work at the hospital as a lab technician. Rachel put Russ off when he wanted some early morning loving. She was annoyed when Ada came by to continue the party planning. Russ brought his car in for a check up, and learned from Ernie that Rachel had taken Ada's divorce papers without permission. Jim phoned Alice to say that Mary's first words to him off the plane were, "You should see how happy Alice and Steve are." Alice was mystified and delighted when Dru told her Steve has secret plans for her.

Jim: (Hugh Marlowe, Introduction Line) (Over the phone) "Hello, Alice dear!"

Notes: First appearance of Hugh Marlowe as Jim Matthews.

JULY 18, 1969 (EP. #1291)
Steve was surprised when a sheepish Walter asked for a loan and confided he was over-extended. Though Walter insisted he had to give Lenore the things he wanted to give her, Steve turned down his request and warned him not to live beyond his means. Dru suggested John ask Walter to suggest a lawyer to replace Bill. Walter promised to give it some thought. Walter told them of Bryant's mysterious change of heart, but wouldn't agree to drop the charges against Emily without meeting with her. After Steve presented Alice with an enormous diamond solitaire ring, she flung her arms about his neck, kissed him quite seriously, and wondered if he had to sell Steven Frame Enterprises to get it.

Steve: (To Alice) "I'm going to marry you and we're going to live happily ever after, too." (THEY LOOK AT EACH OTHER FOR A LONG MOMENT, THEY GROW SERIOUS, THEY COME TOGETHER, THEY KISS MOST SERIOUSLY AND PASSIONATELY. FADE OUT).

JULY 21, 1969 (EP. #1292)
Sam turned away when Lahoma informed him that now was the time to object to her taking the hostess or any other job. Rachel worried about gaining any more weight than she had to, and droned on about not wanting to be old, fat, mother, or grandmother, until she realized her role with Russ was to pretend to be glad to have the baby. Rachel looked sick with jealousy and envy when Alice flashed her rock. After Walter assessed Emily's character, he agreed to dismiss her case if she could keep her nose clean until her hearing. Emily was deflated when Anne felt Walter couldn't necessarily be trusted to keep his word. Anne revealed the power exercised on Emily's behalf emanates from her, as she put pressure on Mr. Bryant's suppliers to make him drop the charges. Emily sobbed and threw her sandwich against the wall after Anne forbade her from getting into another mess.

Walter: "You see, Emily, you have been accused of committing a crime, and it's up to me not Mr. Bryant, to decide whether to prosecute."
Emily: (Gail Dixon, Introduction Line) "That's what Mr. Randolph told me."
John: "Yes, but, Walter, you have to take Bryant's wishes into consideration."
Walter: "Oh. I will."

Notes: First appearance of Gail Dixon as Emily Mason.

JULY 22, 1969: Pre-empted for coverage of Apollo 11 Moon Takeoff.

JULY 23, 1969 (EP. #1293)
Pat was troubled to find Emily's new dresses torn, soiled, and in a heap on her doorstep. Pat and John came up empty after speculating on Emily's motives and whereabouts. Susan encouraged Lenore to take the job with Jerry Collingswood after Lenore lengthily decried being a stay-at-home wife. Steve squirmed when Alice asked if he liked Rachel, but got out of it by giving her a long kiss. Walter told Fred he prefers public service since he's been in it most of his professional life, even if it doesn't make as much money as private practice. Walter was offended when Lenore talked of her salary helping to buy the house, but Fred and Susan just smiled sympathetically at her.

JULY 24, 1969 (EP. #1294)
Rachel believed Ada would rather cut her tongue out than say anything nice about Gerald, whom Ada revealed was a selfish man who soured on life when he couldn't make buckets of money. Alice served peach ice cream to Steve, and to Ada and Rachel who brought the party guest list over. Rachel gave Steve a dirty look when he informed her that Alice was coming along when he drove her and Ada home. Embarrassed pauses filled the air when Walter and Lenore dropped in on Pat and John, who were concerned about Emily. Lenore would make Walter rue insisting on checking Missy's house for possible structural defects. Walter and Lenore left when Anne, who lives next door, came over. Anne petulantly complained about her (newly former) housekeepers' inability to keep track of Emily, then was shown Emily's torn dresses.

JULY 25, 1969 (EP. #1295)
Rachel practically bit Russ's head off when he asked where she'd been. She defended her right to take Ada's private papers to find out about her father, and turned down his offer to help find him. Alice and Dru looked forward to Mary and Jim's return. John scolded Anne for not being concerned enough about Emily, but she felt his was a false concern that served only to out-moralize her and cast her in an unfavorable light. Emily tried to divert her boyfriend, Mike Thayer's attention when they arrived at the Purple Plum and Lahoma recognized her. Lahoma told Sam she had been wrong to think a person like him with brains could love her. Sam went to call John after she told him of seeing Emily.

Notes: Actor Gary Sandy played the role of Mike Thayer, Emily Mason's errant boyfriend. He would later play the role of Randy Buchanan on Somerset (March 1970 - July 1972).

JULY 28, 1969 (EP. #1296)
Walter suggested a baby when Lenore explained she needed a job because she had nothing to do with her time. John marched brusquely up to Emily's table and demanded she come home with him, which was observed by Mike. John convinced Emily to leave, but she vowed she would never go home again. Emily cried to John and Pat she was just a contagion to others. John held her when she revealed Anne's blackmail of Mr. Bryant and worried she'd be as rotten a person as her mother. John went next door to lay in to Anne for refusing Emily love, destroying her very soul, and abandoning her to a desert of gadgets and pretense. He informed her Emily would be staying the night at his house. Walter was staggered by the prospective bills when Lenore planned to buy a new bedroom set and convert Ricky's nursery into a guest bedroom, but he put on a big smile for her benefit. Emily sneaked out of the house when Pat went into the kitchen.

JULY 29, 1969 (EP. #1297)
Emily confessed hers and her mother's sins to Walter because she didn't want to be kept out of jail because somebody paid for it. Walter was swayed by her decency and decided to drop the charges against her. Alice had a dreamy phone conversation with Steve, then was shocked when Jim and Mary walked in the door. She sat Jim down, put the newspaper in his hands, sat Mary down, bade her pick up some sewing, then ran to each in turn and hugged them, thrilled that the Matthews family was back to normal. Rachel tried to talk her way out of attending Jim and Mary's homecoming, but Russ took her by the shoulders and firmly turned her in to the bedroom to get dressed. Jim and Mary enthusiastically greeted Russ and Rachel when they arrived. Rachel's enthusiasm waned when she learned the present Mary brought back for her was a really splendid Japanese style hostess gown. Jim and Russ wandered off to discuss schistosomiases. Steve wished Pat, John, and Dru would walk in after Alice and Mary went into the kitchen and left him alone with Rachel. Loudly and brightly, Rachel sarcastically complimented Steve on marrying the girl of his dreams, and then in a low fierce voice, said she'd like to see both of them drop dead. Alice asked what they were talking about, and Rachel was frustrated with rage when Steve replied Rachel was saying he and Alice were obviously a couple who belonged together.

JULY 30-31, 1969: Pre-empted for News Coverage of President Richard Nixon's foreign policy trips to Bangkok, Thailand, Saigon, Vietnam, and New Delhi, India.

AUGUST 1, 1969 (EP. #1298)
Ada admired Rachel's Fujiyama temple gown while a moody Rachel groused she'll be all pulled and pasted together when party time rolls around. Rachel accused her of riding her and making her feel ridiculous when Ada wouldn't answer her questions about Gerald to her satisfaction. Jim teased Alice about his little princess about to be carried off by that oversized, ruthless, rich tycoon, Steve Frame. Walter was miffed when Lenore received flowers from Jerry. Rachel bellyached to Russ about not wanting to go to the party tonight, with her sticking out and her back hurting, and Russ didn't help any by teasing her about an imaginary freckle on her nose. She was in a very bad mood when, after a long argument, Russ firmly put her arm in his and walked her out the door.

AUGUST 4, 1969 (EP. #1299)
Rachel arrived at the Matthews to find Alice and Steve kissing. Sam required no payment for straightening out Ernie's account books, but Ernie was troubled when Sam maintained he was right where he belonged. Russ asked Mary to find some busy work for Rachel. Steve was apprehensive and his smile very sickly indeed when Mary tied an apron around Rachel and instructed him to help her do the dishes. Rachel moaned that Russ married her before she met Steve and knew what love was, but he dried glasses and snapped at her to grow up, stop whining, paint a smile on her face, and laugh clown laugh. Rachel bitched that he was always nibbling the ear of his sweet, namby-pamby Alice, and that he gave Rachel up for the social position he would get marrying into the Matthews family. He glanced nervously from one of the two doors to the other as she sniffed about loving him, then he scornfully refuted all of her claims, stating he had acted the way any man would when she was in his apartment that night. She ripped her apron off, swore he'd regret his words, and, with every appearance of sudden, fierce determination, headed for the living room. Rachel came into Alice's room as she was putting the finishing touches on before the mirror. Alice noticed her tone when Rachel said she had something to tell her.

Steve: "...Look, Rachel, you're young, you're a good-looking girl, and you could go out on the street and fling yourself at a total stranger with the same result."
Rachel: "You're saying that I..."
Steve: "Yes. That's exactly what I'm saying about you, Rachel. Love you? Nobody who knew you could love you. You are not fit for Alice to wipe her shoes on."
Rachel: "You'll regret this. You'll be sorry you ever said this to me, Steve."

AUGUST 5, 1969 (EP. #1300)
Alice was sure she was mad when a slightly hysterical Rachel crowed that Steve had knocked her up and ranted that he loved her. Pat prodded Emily into showing an interest in her new housekeepers, Harry and Juno. Mary was only half-listening when Pat related Walter had sounded cross when he'd phoned John earlier. Ada and Mary wondered if they should get Rachel from Alice's room to begin her hostess duties. After taking a tight grip on herself, Alice accused Rachel of making up a fantasy and distorting things. Rachel didn't care when a trembling and almost out-of-control Alice revealed she'd never liked her and thought from the beginning she was selfish, self-centered, conniving, greedy, jealous, and spiteful. Through clenched teeth, but cool, calm, and quiet, Alice averred nothing could make her believe what Rachel was saying. Alice went to her bureau and practically hid her face in the upper drawer when Ada and Mary came into the room. Rachel tripped gaily out, Mary kissed the top of Alice's head, and they all left Alice alone. She sat staring at her own reflection in the mirror which, if it was technologically possible, turned into Rachel's face.

AUGUST 6, 1969 (EP. #1301)
Mary shouted for her to come down as Alice sat in her room looking disconsolate and almost catatonic. A charming Rachel received guests in the Matthews backyard. A distant Alice stiffened when Steve put his arm around her waist. She grabbed Jim's coatsleeves and asked him to dance, to Steve's total puzzlement. A slightly drunk Walter put his arm around Steve's shoulder and whispered, "Mum's the word," to Lenore about his loan request. As Steve nodded mechanically, Walter sidled off, his fingers to his lips, and waved gaily at Susan, Fred, Pat, and John, who all laughed when Pat suggested Susan and Fred have a double wedding with Alice and Steve. Rachel suggested Steve make the most of his big night. Ada was startled to see Russ when she shouted after Rachel she'd have to answer to her if she did anything to cause trouble between Steve and Alice. Ada temporized, then took off when Mary called her. Alice broke away from Steve to drag Dru onto the dance floor. Dru intuited to Pat there was something wrong at the party. Lenore chided a roaring drunk Walter that a D.A. should act with more decorum and restraint. Susan pointed out to Fred all the unhappy couples. After they analyzed the party, Mary confirmed for Jim and Dru that it had been a flop. Alice was too tired to talk to Steve, but almost allowed him to kiss her when he described her as the dearest person in the whole world to him, beyond words, beyond deeds, beyond anything.

Susan: "The party started out to be so gay... and now all of a sudden... it isn't gay anymore."

AUGUST 7, 1969 (EP. #1302)
After he took her home, Russ panicked Ada by asking what she had warned Rachel about doing. He mostly swallowed it when she explained Rachel's latest attempt to find her father resulted in finding his phone number. Lahoma relented when club manager Ron Styles sat her down after work for a friendly chat. She was troubled at the game she was invited to play when he smiled at her evenly, invitingly, suggesting she'd hurt less if she were free. The next morning, Mary worried to Jim that Steve's strong personality was overpowering sheltered Alice. Jim was convinced they'd just had a "pre-marital oscillation." Peggy felt Lahoma had no cause to feel guilty over the intimate talks with Ron since she wasn't getting any intimacy from Sam.

AUGUST 8, 1969 (EP. #1303)
Steve regretted having spoken harshly to Rachel. At the hospital, where Lenore volunteered and Susan worked, they decided Steve had looked miserable because of party jitters. John explained to an unenthused Sam he needed sponsors as he was a convicted felon who was about to take his bar exams. Russ didn't enjoy Alice reminding him that Rachel saw a lot of Steve when she went "home to mother." Alice phoned Steve to inform him she intended to drop by his office. Steve gave Alice a drink and they chatted mindlessly about the party. Steve took her by the shoulders when she got close to asking him the fateful question but couldn't take the plunge. He looked absolutely horrified when she finally asked if he had fathered Rachel's child.

Notes: Appearance by Pamela Sloan, Steve's secretary.

AUGUST 11, 1969 (EP. #1304)
Steve denied Rachel's accusations, but Alice commented that Rachel never used to want a baby after losing the first one. She turned cold when he finally admitted his indiscretion. Lahoma was intrigued that Sam was curious as to why she came home late last night. Sam pretended very hard to study when she droned on about feeling like a dead, numb zombie. Fred told Susan he had to go to Hobart for a few weeks on business, and she turned down his request to accompany him and marry him there. She fretted about finding an apartment before Liz returned. With great determination, Mary told Jim she was staying up until Alice returned home to tell her things were patched up with Steve. A brittle Alice came in and informed them she'd broken her engagement.

Steve: "Alice, Rachel came to my apartment a few times. Just showed up. Uninvited. I had to throw her out once or twice."
Alice: "What about the other times?"
Steve: "What do you mean, the other times?"
Alice: "The times you didn't throw her out?"
Steve: (CORNERED) "There was only one time."
Alice: (AFTER A LONG PAUSE) "Only one time... when you didn't throw her out."
Steve: "That's right."
Alice: (PALE AND RIGID) "But there was one time..."
Steve: "Alice... that doesn't mean I'm her child's father... you know that..."
Alice: (WITH EXAGGERATED POLITENESS BECAUSE SHE'S GONE QUITE COLD) "No. No, it doesn't mean you're the father of her child, Steven. It only means you could be. That's what it means. Isn't it? Isn't it?"
Steve: "Well, yes. Yes, I suppose so."

AUGUST 12, 1969 (EP. #1305)
Jim and Mary broke the news to Pat, who couldn't believe their description of Alice as bitter. Ada was told when she dropped by to pick up her casserole dish. Ernie wondered what all the snapping and snarling was about when a furious Ada slammed the phone down after receiving Rachel's busy signal. She wanted him to chase Sam off upon hearing of the time he was spending at the garage. Fred and Susan had a tender moment packing a picnic basket. They were almost out the door when Eric phoned and arranged a time for the three of them to have dinner. Ada marched into Rachel's, slammed the receiver back on its hook, and demanded to know if Rachel had anything to do with Alice's decision. Scared but triumphant, Rachel swore she'd had nothing to do with it, and thought it stupid of Ada to have told Russ about finding her father's number. Ada was ashamed and angry when Rachel burst and admitted she told Alice the truth. Rachel became frightened when Ada asked what would happen if Alice told Russ the truth.

Dialogue cut for time:
Ada: (STUNNED) "You're really a monster."
Rachel: "I am not! Steve is the monster! Look what he did to me!"
Ada: "Oh, I don't excuse him, but you went over there and draped yourself all over him! I have no pity for you."
Rachel: "Some mother I have."
Ada: "And some daughter I have."

AUGUST 13, 1969 (EP. #1306)
Fearing it was Ada again, Rachel virtually tiptoed to the door when the bell rang. Wonderingly, not knowing whether to be fearful or happy, she stood aside and Steve strode into the room. He stared at her in blank wonderment when she hoped he came by to apologize. Steve wished he could put his hands around her throat when she droned on about him loving her. Alice was flip and cynical to Russ, but was affected by his impulsive kiss on her cheek, though she then shook her head as if to clear it. Steve came to see her at the hospital, but Alice felt he'd find solace elsewhere and turned her unrelenting back to him. Lenore assured Walter she'd quit her job (which she still hasn't taken) the minute she becomes pregnant. Lenore overruled all of Walter's objections to checking out Missy's house. John and Dru fretted about needing a replacement lawyer. They were faintly embarrassed when Lenore brought the house keys back and tried to coax some enthusiasm for the house out of Walter. Lenore gave him a big kiss when he announced he'd buy the house. Walter sent her on her merry way, then, improvising his reasons, offered to join their firm. He lied in his teeth when John pointed out he'd be making considerably more money.

Steve: (To Rachel) (HE STRIDE TO THE DOOR, OPENS IT, THEN TURNS) "Except one thing, and maybe you'd better remember this: Nobody has ever done anything as bad to me as you've done, and you can ask around, there are one or two guys in business that I've broken for much less, Rachel. I'll be watching you... from afar, not close up... but I will be watching you, I'll know what you're doing, and at the first chance, Rachel, I am going to louse you up, and louse you up good. Now you live with that!" (HE GOES OUT AND SLAMS THE DOOR BEHIND HIM, FADE OUT).

AUGUST 14, 1969 (EP. #1307)
Alice threatened to speak frankly elsewhere when a scared Rachel refused to open the door. Alice warned Rachel that she cannot take her by surprise or make her meek and speechless like the last time they had a chat. Rachel was floored when Alice informed her that they are going to have a talk under her terms and warned Rachel not to use her pregnancy to get sympathy from her. Alice accused Rachel of coming to Steve's place to seduce him and stated that she broke her engagement because Rachel may be carrying Steve's child. Rachel squirmed as Alice asserted that she is undecided on whether or not to reveal the truth to Russ. Peggy lamented to Lahoma that she feels helpless in trying to quell her marital issues with Sam. Lahoma told Peggy that Sam dislikes her working at the Purple Plum and spending time with Ron, but Lahoma confessed that she likes that Ron shows an interest in her. Lahoma opined to Peggy that Sam would better off if she left him. Rachel defended herself as Russ voiced his suspicions that she seemed tense and frightened during Steve and Alice's engagement party, acted like a good hostess while secretly wanting the event to bomb, and recalled that Ada swore that she would never forgive Rachel should she cause Steve and Alice to split. Russ contended that it is difficult to buy Rachel's claims because she lied about the method in which she obtained Gerald's information. Rachel felt rejected when Russ returned to the hospital. Mary was upset when Alice insisted that her broken engagement to Steve is irrevocable and balked at confiding in her. Russ was stricken upon finding a note from Rachel, which stated that she left town to find Gerald.

Alice: "...You chased after him for months. Everybody knew that."
Rachel: "He invited me in!"
Alice: "Sure, when he found you on his doorstep, no doubt."
Rachel: "Alice, think what you like. This baby that I'm carrying is Steve's."
Alice: (OVER) "Rachel, I'm not interested in listening to you. I'm not so sure that it's Steve's baby, but that doesn't really matter. It could be. So I broke my engagement."
Rachel: "Well, I think that was a good thing."
Alice: "Oh, yes, you think that was a good thing. Well it's none of your business, Rachel. What is your business is what I'm going to do now."
Rachel: (A LONG PAUSE, THEN FEARFULLY:) "'re...going to..."
Alice: (OVER:) "Do now. Russ is my brother, you know."
Rachel: "You're not going to tell him, Alice?"
Alice: "I haven't made up my mind yet. Do you understand? I haven't made up my mind yet. Because I think Russ ought to know, and when I do make up my mind, like as not, I'll make up my mind to tell him." (SHE MARCHES TO THE DOOR, OPENS IT, TURNS:) "So, go ahead, squirm Rachel." (SHE GOES OUT AND SLAMS THE DOOR. TAKE RACHEL, WHO IS INDEED SQUIRMING, AND FADE OUT).

Production Notes: The original prologue, which consisted of Russ calling Rachel to inform her that he will be working late and confirming that she will be home was cut for the broadcast of this episode. Russ and Rachel's scenes during Acts I and III were pre-taped on July 30, 1969.

AUGUST 15, 1969 (EP. #1308)
Russ informed Ada that Rachel went to find her father, asked him not to come looking for her, and promised to contact him in a day or two. Ada was empathetic towards Russ's suspicions that Rachel may have been responsible for Alice breaking her engagement to Steve without incriminating Rachel. Russ blamed himself for causing Rachel to flee town by interrogating her and lamented that he would have assisted Rachel in locating Gerald. Ada warned Russ that Rachel may be mortified should Gerald disappoint her and urged him to wait for Rachel to return home on her own. Alice ruefully told Susan that she has kept a low profile to avoid answering inquiries into her broken engagement to Steve. Susan gave Alice a detailed account of her self-destructive pattern of falling in love, blissfully making wedding plans, and sabotaging her engagements. Susan was perplexed when Alice claimed she needed to return to work and abruptly left the hospital cafeteria. John and Dru discussed getting a larger suite so that they could have separate offices and a file room for Peggy while Walter skimmed through the financial arrangement of becoming their law partner. Walter told John and Dru that he is leaving the District Attorney's office because he finds general law practice more interesting. John was satisfied that Walter had decided to purchase Bill and Missy's house and is working on securing a loan for it. Eric got Susan to relax by having her describe Fred in detail. Fred told Eric that Susan is not accompanying him to Hobart because he will not have any free time. Fred and Susan decided to set Eric up on a blind date with Alice, who can show him around Bay City and entertain him.

Notes: Susan ruined her engagement to Mike Rosario by criticizing his use of words like "Golly" and "Gee Whiz," and using Mike losing his temper as proof that he was immature. Eric had gifted Susan with a pin consisting of tiny diamonds and amethysts in a gold setting. Susan purposely changed her wardrobe to make excuses for not wearing Eric's pin, which contribute to their broken engagement.

AUGUST 18, 1969 (EP. #1309)
John was flabbergasted when Dean Brewster of the Law School expressed doubt towards endorsing Sam for the Bar Examiners and Admissions Board because his grades have plummeted. Miss Klein was shocked as Walter dictated a letter of resignation as the District Attorney with the intention of returning to private practice. Miss Klein told Walter that it was a pleasure working for him. Walter bragged to a bank manager named Mr. O'Malley that he will be earning substantially more money by joining John's firm. Mr. O'Malley agreed to reconsider financing Walter's purchase of Bill and Missy's house. Walter cheerfully ordered Lenore to meet him at his office. Pat dissembled ignorance as Lenore excitedly guessed that Walter plans to surprise her with the news that he has bought Bill and Missy's former home. Lenore told Pat that she has decided against converting Ricky's nursery into a guest bedroom or a study since she and Walter want to have children. Emily admitted that she is skipping meals to lose weight, prompting Pat and Lenore to warn Emily not to adopt unhealthy eating habits. Peggy told John that Walter will be a marvelous addition to the firm. Sam felt shame as John lectured him on wrecking his future by allowing personal issues to affect his education. John reminded Sam that he, Dru, Walter, and Fred are staking their professional reputations on his success, but felt unsure whether Sam can recover in time. Walter told an ecstatic Lenore that he is putting the house in her name as a gift. Lenore shared in Walter's happiness over his resignation and being a partner at the firm with John and Dru. Walter was placated by Lenore's enthusiasm over owning a house.

AUGUST 19, 1969 (EP. #1310)
Lahoma was dismayed to discover that Sam barely passed last term's classes. Sam contemptuously told Lahoma that he can do without her concerns, leading Lahoma to jump to the conclusion that Sam feels suffocated by her. Lahoma vowed to come up with a solution after Sam dodged answering her inquiry into the reasons he cannot study and his grades have slipped drastically. Walter bantered with Russ about coming for his final check-up. Russ was chagrined that Rachel had called at him at the Nurses' station, but was relieved to hear from her. Rachel declined Russ's offer to meet her in Mt. Holly, stated that she has not seen Gerald, and promised to call Russ later that evening. Walter told Russ that he is fatigued due to the excitement of buying Bill and Missy's house and resigning as District Attorney to join John's law firm, prompting congratulations from Russ. Russ ruefully echoed Walter's sentiments that Alice breaking her engagement to Steve was baffling. Walter and Russ were stunned to learn from a nurse that Alice had called out sick from work. Susan decided to keep herself busy by showing Eric around Bay City and searching for an apartment while Fred is away on business in Hobart. Fred understood Susan's resolve to gain independence by finding a place of her own and getting a job before they get married. Russ remarked to Dru that Rachel is a clever and resourceful woman. Russ told Dru that he suspects that Rachel may have ruined Steve and Alice's engagement party. Dru told Russ that Rachel likely considers her father a private matter. Dru and Russ were alarmed to realize that Alice had left the house but chose not to go to work.

AUGUST 20, 1969 (EP. #1311)
Mary and Russ dwelled on Alice failing to come to work and keeping mum about her reasons for breaking her engagement to Steve. Jim vowed to Mary and Russ that he will get Alice to confide in him. Alice defiantly told Jim, Mary, and Russ that she simply took a day off and joked that they express their concerns over her without asking questions about Steve. Russ reflected to Alice that he and Rachel have experienced difficulties in the past, he once thought that his marriage was completely hopeless, but insisted that Rachel going to Mt. Holly was different than the two times she left him. Alice became anxious to end the conversation as Russ cited his reconciliation with Rachel as proof that she can solve her problems with Steve. Russ was troubled as a teary-eyed Alice abruptly retreated upstairs. Steve bluntly told Walter and Lenore that his troubles with Alice are a closed subject. Walter and Steve grew uneasy as Lenore spoke of Walter resigning as District Attorney for new opportunities and John's generous offer to recruit Walter as a full partner. Steve and Walter squirmed while agreeing with Lenore that fulfillment is more important than money. Anne lauded Emily's sentiment of waiting up for her, but criticized her inability to stay awake. Emily was hurt when Anne refused to hire her part-time because she needs experienced people. Anne waxed philosophically to Emily about being a well-oiled machine who handles a thriving business. Jim opined to Alice that she is a perceptive girl who needs to talk openly to someone about her problems. Alice gradually told Jim that she broke her engagement to Steve because Rachel stated that she is carrying Steve's child.

AUGUST 21, 1969 (EP. #1312)
Alice implored Jim to maintain her confidence by not telling Mary the truth behind her broken engagement to Steve. Alice told Jim that Rachel came to her bedroom and revealed that she is pregnant with Steve's child just before she was getting ready to greet her friends and relatives like a blushing bride. Jim consoled Alice, who recounted Steve admitting his indiscretion and bitterly asserted that Rachel threw herself at him. Jim promised to lend Alice moral support, but theorized that Steve is not the father of Rachel's baby because she was living with Russ as his wife. Jim and Alice made a pact not to tell Russ about Steve and Rachel's one-night stand. Ada fretted to Ernie over Rachel's persistence in locating Gerald. Ernie ruefully surmised to Ada that Sam is neglecting his studies and Lahoma by coming to the garage. Ada implored Ernie not to allow Sam to do any work for him. Susan speculated to Mary that Alice called out sick because she is morose about her broken engagement and wants to avoid facing people. Mary was puzzled as Susan reassured herself that her motives for introducing Eric to Alice did not involve keeping him in town for selfish purposes. Pamela chastised Steve for cancelling and postponing important business appointments. Steve begrudgingly agreed to see Jim, who had called several times to see him. Jim lambasted Steve for assuming that they could maintain a business relationship despite the fact that he knows the truth about the engagement. Steve fumbled for explanations as Jim gave him a lacerating lecture on betraying his family's trust and hurting Alice. Jim slammed Steve's books on the table and resigned as his accountant.

Steve: "Jim, I don't know what to say."
Jim: "I should think you wouldn't know what to say. Rachel is married to my son. And Alice is my daughter. You've betrayed the trust that every member of my family put in you."
Steve: "I have no excuse to offer, Jim, but I do want to say..."
Jim: (OVER) "I don't want to hear what you want to say. I want you to hear what I have to say. What you've done to my son is something that no honorable man does to any friend at all. What you've done to Alice...Do you realize what kind of a girl Alice is?"
Steve: "Jim, please, please..."
Jim: (OVER) "She's not experienced girl...What you have done to her would be a terrible thing to do to an experienced middle-aged woman. But to do it to Alice..."
Steve: "Jim, I know all this...I..."
Jim: (OVER) "I don't want to hear anything from you. You brought business to my firm. Very good business indeed. Lucrative business. I was counting on that business. But you can't simply buy people this way." (HE LIFTS THE BOOKS FROM THE TABLE AND THEN SLAMS THEM DOWN ON THE TABLE AGAIN:) "There are your books. There is your business. Take it somewhere else. I resign." (HE TURNS AND WALKS OUT. STEVE STARES AFTER HIM, THEN SUDDENLY PICKS UP ONE OF THE BOOKS, AND THROWS IT ACROSS THE ROOM. FADE OUT).

Notes: Appearance by Pamela Sloan.

AUGUST 22, 1969 (EP. #1313)
Jim informed Mary that he is making plans to acquire new clients since he is no longer working for Steve. Mary reflected that Alice is a level-headed girl who could be trusted to choose her friends and dates wisely and shrewdly looks for the reality behind the facade. Jim purposefully agreed with Mary's contentions that Alice contemplated her life with a driven, ambitious, single-minded person like Steve and decided against marrying him to maintain Alice's secrecy. Mary opined to Jim that Alice wants a gentle, sensitive man like her father, despite loving Steve. Alice was immediately contrite after joking that Fred is brave for leaving Susan alone while a lonely Eric is in Bay City. Susan persuaded Alice into coming to dinner and entertaining Eric. David and Susan were taken aback as a gay, yet brittle Alice spoke effusively about befriending Eric and being unattached. Alice emphatically remarked that she is becoming popular after agreeing to go on a dinner date with David, who exchanged startled glances with Susan. Ernie admitted to Lahoma that Sam comes to the garage frequently because it relaxes him. Lahoma didn't share Ernie's confidence that she could convince Sam to quit working for Ernie to focus on his schoolwork. Ernie was shocked once Lahoma concluded that Sam is too conflicted over his feelings to study and resolved to move out of their apartment. Alice gradually dropped her cheerful veneer as David asserted that he prefers to be a nice man who is content with life rather than greedy and jaded. Steve awkwardly greeted David and Alice before taking a table to eat by himself. Steve ruminated over the consequences of speaking harshly to Rachel.

Notes: A reference to Bay City was crossed-out and replaced with Bayside at one point within the script. Steve's flashback of confessing his indiscretion to Alice was cut during the broadcast of this episode.

AUGUST 25, 1969 (EP. #1314)
Lenore agreed to meet Jerome "Jerry" Collingswood at his office so that they could have lunch at a nearby restaurant. Russ sympathetically told Alice that it is justified for her to feel ambivalent towards her date with David since she is deeply hurt over her breakup with Steve. Alice dissembled when Russ pointed out that she seemingly adopts a crisp attitude and edge to her voice every time he talks about Rachel. Russ was touched when Alice commented that she and Rachel get along well and share an unconditional love for him. Alice nearly broke into tears as Russ reassured her that he will always be there to give her love and moral support. Lenore told Jerry that Walter is pleased with joining John's firm as a partner and that she dreams of owning Bill and Missy's house. Jerry persuaded Lenore into working as his assistant in managing the Community Fund Drive. Lenore happily told Jerry that she is thrilled to be making an income for the first time in her life. Ernie told Ada that Lahoma intends to move out so that Sam quits coming to the garage and resumes studying. Ada was appalled once Ernie recounted Lahoma's beliefs that Sam looks upon her with hatred and contempt. Ernie suggested that Ada not interfere in Lahoma's plans, but Ada feared the repercussions on Sam should Lahoma decide to leave him. Walter relished in Lenore's joy over Mr. O'Malley authorizing his assumption of Bill's mortgage. Lenore mollified Walter by proclaiming that she loves him more than the house and daydreamed of redecorating it. Walter was amenable to Lenore accepting Jerry's job offer. Walter and Lenore kissed passionately as they proclaimed their devotion to each other.

Notes: Jerome "Jerry" Collingswood is described as "a nice, soft-spoken, fairly attractive man about forty" in the script. Jerry mentions that he has handled the Community Fund Drive for four years.

AUGUST 26, 1969 (EP. #1315)
Susan apologized to Eric for expecting to answer the phone to Fred instead of him. Eric self-deprecatingly offered himself as a substitute for Fred to keep Susan company and readily agreed to attend her small dinner party with Alice. Dru encouraged Sam not to judge himself harshly on his grades and emphasized that he has endured several tragic events, made many friends, and has taken advantage of a very important career opportunity until recently. Sam was moved as Dru proclaimed confidence that he is perfectly capable of earning his law degree. Dru caused Sam to become overwhelmed and grateful by offering to help him cram for his final exams. Pat chided Susan for comparing herself unfavorably to Alice, who Susan believes has sincere reasons for breaking her engagement. Susan told Pat that Alice is glib and full of jokes whenever people speak to her. Pat was deeply troubled once Susan observed that Alice has changed drastically and is likely devastated over her separation from Steve. Ron laughed at Lahoma for being bold towards a customer who was obstructing her ability to carry trays across the dance floor of the Purple Plum. Lahoma confided to Ron about Sam and Lee's past engagement, Lee's death, and the terrible state of her marriage. Ron offered his sister's apartment to Lahoma since she needs a place to live once she leaves Sam. Susan was surprised to receive a call from Liz, who boasted that she helped Bill, Missy, and Ricky get settled and was noncommittal over her plans to return. Liz made subtle, acerbic remarks about Susan returning to work as a lab technician, Eric being called a friend, and Susan's efforts to socialize with Alice.

Susan: "Hello?"
Liz: (Nancy Wickwire, Introduction Line) "Susan, darling."
Susan: (SILENCE) "Mother?"
Liz: "Why, yes, dear...who did you think it was?"

Liz: (about Alice) "Oh yes. Poor Alice. But my goodness, if she's going out so soon after the broken couldn't have been too serious, after all. Isn't that interesting..."

Notes: First appearance of Nancy Wickwire as Liz Matthews. Ron Styles has a younger sister named Cindy, who is a tour guide for vacation trips from Los Angeles, California to Honolulu, Hawaii.

AUGUST 27, 1969 (EP. #1316)
Ellen Boswell reminded Steve that she is a typist at his offices when she came to deliver some documents. Steve readily accepted Ellen's offer to take dictation for him. Walter informed Peggy that his resignation as District Attorney was approved and that he has arranged to get an interim appointment for his assistant to take over his job duties. Peggy told Walter that she is thrilled that he is joining John and Dru at the firm and that he bought Bill and Missy's house for Lenore. Walter was slightly disturbed as Peggy innocently asserted that women like Lenore enjoy earning an income to buy luxuries for themselves. Eric politely urged Alice to be less brittle and to confide her feelings to someone, prompting Susan to echo Eric's sentiments. Alice apologized to Eric and Susan for behaving badly and admitted that she is grappling with loneliness and fear. Eric exchanged puzzled glances with Susan once Alice made the excuse that she must return to the hospital and refused Eric's offer to give her a ride. Steve suspected ulterior motives when Ellen persuaded him into having a drink and stated she took his side concerning his broken engagement to Alice. Ellen was speechless as Steve called her out for attempting to get romantically involved with him, predicted that she would suffer should he indulge in such temptation, and suggested Ellen marry and be faithful to a nice man. Eric assured Susan that he is genuinely interested in seeing more of Alice. Susan told Eric that Liz is acting like she stole Fred away from her, despite their long-term platonic relationship. Liz dodged Susan's inquiry into her sudden return and expressed pleasure over finding her spending time with Eric at the house.

Ellen: (Introduction Line) "Oh, hello, Mr. Frame." (SHE WALKS OUT OF THE ELEVATOR AND HANDS THE ENVELOPES TO HIM:) "Your secretary sent these over."
Steve: "I know. I didn't realize the messenger service was hiring young girls. I expected the usual elderly man."
Ellen: "Oh, Mr. Frame, don't you know me? I'm disappointed. I'm from the typing pool at the office."

Notes: First appearance of Irene Bunde as Ellen Boswell.

AUGUST 28, 1969 (EP. #1317)
Susan seethed as Liz ignored her assertions that Eric had come to Bay City to complete a government job and insinuated that Eric was rekindling his past romance with her. Liz assumed a patronizing air while telling Eric and Susan that Steve has a certain rugged charm and that Alice had the foolish notion that she was in love with him. Eric pointedly told Liz that Fred invited him to lunch at the Lawyer's Club and a game of handball to contradict Liz's claims that he is looking unwell in his advanced age, which Susan appreciated. Susan vowed to take action after Liz trapped Eric into coming to her house for dinner. Liz was speechless when Susan guessed correctly that Bill and Missy asked her to return home because she was interfering in their lives. Susan harangued Liz for doubting her love for Fred, making false remarks about his health, and scheming to get her and Eric back together. Emily and Mike Thayer laid on the chaise while she bragged about being friends with the Randolphs and encouraged Mike to get a drink from their refrigerator. Mike ran out of the Randolph household after unexpectedly seeing Sam in the library. Emily told Mike that Sam's wife is Lahoma, who works at the Purple Plum. Sam bade a hasty retreat once Mike innocently pointed out that Ron is particular about hiring attractive girls to be hostesses. Mike urged Emily to proactively get Anne's attention. Lahoma told Ada that her presence is hindering Sam from completing his studies and that they are married in name only. Sam got angry and annoyed with Lahoma for questioning whether he cares that she is leaving him. Lahoma grabbed her belongings and left a bewildered Sam alone in their apartment.

Eric: (about Liz) "She's pretty astounding, you know, your mother."
Susan: "She astounds me all the time."
Eric: "She sort of fascinated me. In a sinister way."
Susan: "You can afford to be fascinated. She's not your mother."

Notes: Susan mentions that Eric Holmes is thirty-five years old.

AUGUST 29, 1969 (EP. #1318)
Susan came downstairs with her suitcases and informed Liz that she is moving out permanently. Liz mocked Susan for posturing since she doesn't have a place to stay, prompting Susan to make arrangements with Fred to retrieve his house key so that she could live with him. Liz protested that Susan was compromising her reputation by being an unmarried woman who is living in a man's empty house. Susan deplored Liz for being cruel and domineering, then proclaimed that Fred's love is more important to her than Liz's hurt pride over losing Fred as a platonic companion. Ernie gave Sam a lacerating lecture for flunking his law courses, wasting his time at the garage, and causing Lahoma to leave him by mistreating and neglecting her. Sam bemoaned to Ernie that he cannot concentrate on his studies whether Lahoma is in the apartment or living on her own. Ernie bluntly told Sam that he and Ada will not allow him to work at the garage, that Sam needs to quit wallowing in self-pity, and to prepare for his final exams. Sam begrudgingly went to class rather than get into an argument with Ernie. John got frustrated when Anne took business calls, which interrupted their discussion on the legalities of constructing new shops. Anne tersely dismissed John's criticisms that her professional ambitions come at Emily's expense and warnings that she is risking her health by working excessively. John was shocked by Anne's plans to send Emily to boarding school. Ada disapproved of Lahoma living in the apartment of Ron's younger sister. Ron introduced himself to a suspicious Ada when he briefly visited Lahoma. Lahoma tried to assure Ada that she is self-sufficient and balked at returning to Sam.

Susan: "...And anyhow, I'm not abandoning you; you don't need me."
Liz: "Yes, I do."
Susan: "Only as living proof of your powers of domination."
Liz: "Susan! I'm your mother!"
Susan: "And my enemy, my tormentor...never my friend; never even a neutral advisor! You've always been against me. You're against me now."
Liz: "But only because I think you're doing a foolish thing...I don't want you to be hurt."
Susan: "Then don't try to stop me."
Liz: "You can't go. You have obligations here!"
Susan: "To you?"
Liz: "Susan! Put those down! You can't live in Fred's house."
Susan: "Oh, why don't you just be honest with yourself? I could be thrown out with the Sunday paper and you wouldn't care. What you care about is the loss of an escort, and what that will do to your pride. Let me make one thing quite clear, mother. Fred's love means more to me than your pride ever could..."
Liz: "Susan!"

SEPTEMBER 1, 1969 (EP. #1319)
Susan was privately displeased and a bit jealous that Eric had asked Alice on a date. Alice was sympathetic as Susan lamented that her depression and loneliness has worsened since moving into Fred's house. Susan complained to Alice that Liz behaved abominably by fussing over Eric as though they have rekindled their past romance and forced Eric into accepting a dinner invitation by taking advantage of his polite, affable nature. Dru quizzed Sam on material from his law courses while they packed boxes in preparation of moving into their new offices. Sam ruefully told Dru that he is responsible for causing Lahoma to move out because he was being impossible, prompting Dru to suggest that Sam ensure that Lahoma's apartment is clean, reasonably attractive, and affordable. Dru mused to Sam that unhappy people expect endless understanding, support, and forgiveness from their loved ones. Sam grew pensive as Dru advised him to put aside his bruised ego and save his marriage. Lenore told Walter that Peggy's theory that married women work to buy themselves luxuries does not apply to her. Walter gifted Lenore with a charm bracelet. Lenore called Walter sweet and generous, but suggested that they save money to furnish their new house. Mary was noncommittal as Liz asserted that Susan moved into Fred's house to defy her and boasted that she sensed that Steve and Alice's relationship was destined to fail from the beginning. Alice's mind drifted as Liz imperiously predicted to Mary that Susan will overcome her infatuation towards Fred. Alice opined to Mary that Liz is inflicting her own unhappiness onto Susan by trying to sabotage her romance with Fred.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1969 (EP. #1320)
Lahoma was pleased to see Sam, who ruefully conceded that he does not have the right to have an attitude towards her hostess uniform. Lahoma did not appreciate Sam's insinuations that the furnishings for the apartment are different than her personal tastes and doubts that Ron truly has a younger sister. Sam hedged on answering Lahoma's inquiries into whether he is prepared for his final exams and failed to convince Lahoma to move back into their apartment while he finds his own place. Lahoma haughtily refused money from Sam and sharply ordered him to leave. John told Pat that he is drawing up legal papers for Anne to buy out the Salem Shops. Pat deplored Anne for neglecting Emily in pursuit of success and predicted that Emily will consider Anne's plans to send her to boarding school as another form of rejection. John warned Pat against gauging Emily's views on boarding schools by presenting it as a hypothetical scenario. John and Pat feared Emily's reaction to Anne's intentions for her. Eric saw through Alice, who showered him with compliments on being gallant and chivalrous and tried to be seductive. Alice was relieved that Eric asked to see her again and accepted his offer to drive her home. Jim chided Alice for resorting to idle chat since they have always been able to speak frankly to each other. Jim implored Alice not to be guilt-ridden that he resigned as Steve's accountant since the firm is solid. Alice warned Jim that Mary would struggle to hide the facts from Russ and tolerate Rachel's presence should he divulge the true circumstances behind Alice breaking her engagement. Jim promised to tell Alice once he is ready to confess the truth to Mary.

SEPTEMBER 3, 1969 (EP. #1321)
Susan was envious as Alice described her date with Eric. Susan felt veiled triumph while telling Alice that she is having dinner with Eric at Liz's house. Jim tried to soothe Mary's concerns about Alice by asserting that her unhappiness is temporary, that it is fortunate that she is dating again, and doubted that Steve and Alice will reunite. Mary griped to Jim that Russ is lonely while Rachel is in Mt. Holly searching for Gerald. Rachel informed Russ that she has yet to meet Gerald because he works, but does not currently reside in Mt. Holly. Russ failed to convince a resolute Rachel to return home or to consider his worries about her pregnancy. Liz admonished Susan for not making a concerted effort to find her own apartment while living in Fred's house. Susan sharply insisted that Eric and Alice are dating out of convenience to alleviate their loneliness in response to Liz's comment that Alice is monopolizing his time. Liz beamed while fibbing to Eric that she and Susan were anxious for his arrival. Jim opined that Alice needs space after Russ and Mary speculated that Alice took an evening shift at the hospital to avoid having dinner with the family. Russ defended Rachel's earnest pursuit of Gerald to Jim and Mary. Jim concealed his discomfiture as Russ tried to assure him and Mary that Rachel has been open about her reasons for leaving town, that Rachel has regained his trust, and that their marriage is working out fine. Eric and Susan agreed that Liz's matchmaking efforts are amusing. Susan emphatically told Eric that she is in love with Fred and Alice is unavailable because she is on the rebound, prompting Eric to question the true nature of Susan's concern for Alice.

SEPTEMBER 4, 1969 (EP. #1322)
Steve was amused with Wayne Addison, who called his office claiming to be his cousin. Wayne secured a meeting with Steve after explaining that he has a business proposition for him. Lahoma declined Peggy's invitation to a party to celebrate the new law offices with John, Dru, Sam, Peggy, and Walter. Peggy was saddened when Lahoma scoffed at being called Sam's wife. Dru told Lahoma that Sam is taking his final exams, but refused to let Lahoma blame herself for Sam slacking on his studies. Lahoma thanked Dru for helping Sam study and for his eagerness to help her and Sam in saving their marriage. Pat questioned the underlining meaning of Emily's inquiry into whether she liked attending public schools. Emily angrily told Pat that Anne has been receiving boarding school catalogues. Pat was disturbed when Emily vowed to retaliate against Anne should she be sent away to boarding school. Walter told Dru, Peggy, and Pat that he is nervous about going into general practice after years of being the District Attorney. Dru promised Walter that he will acquire new clients for the firm. John was puzzled as Steve grumbled about letting personal issues affect his business decisions. Steve told John that he will not take his business elsewhere provided that Walter handles all of his legal affairs. Steve was perplexed as Wayne revealed knowledge of Jim examining the books of various international electronic firms in relation to a large merger. Wayne suggested that Steve absorb his electronics firm and retain him as an employee. Wayne told Steve that he rented an apartment in town so that Steve will have ample time to research his personal background and company.

Wayne: (Edmund Hashim, Introduction Line) "Cousin Steve?"
Steve: "Who is this?"
Wayne: "My name is Wayne Addison, Mr. Frame, and before you tell me you don't know of any cousin named Wayne, let me apologize for this device I used to get your attention."
Steve: (A TAKE, THEN HE STARTS LAUGHING) "This was all a gag?"
Wayne: "Well, Mr. Frame, you're a hard man to get hold of, and I felt that that if I said I was your cousin, you might be curious enough to come to the phone. I do apologize."

Note: First appearance of Edmund Hashim as Wayne Addison. Debut of the new Randolph law offices.

SEPTEMBER 5, 1969 (EP. #1323)
Sam nervously completed an exam. Walter ruefully told Dru and Peggy that he would have preferred to come to the firm with a wealthy client tucked under his arm while anxiously waiting for Lenore to arrive. Peggy caused Walter to become slightly perturbed when she remarked that working girls can be delayed at their jobs to explain Lenore's tardiness. Walter was delighted when John mentioned that Steve is leaving his legal matters with the firm provided that Walter handles everything, prompting Dru and Peggy to commend Walter for retaining Steve's business. John, Pat, Dru, and Peggy admired the miniature house that Lenore bought herself to put on the charm bracelet that Walter gifted to her. Walter showed Lenore the law firm's new offices. Lenore was immediately contrite upon learning that Walter had bought an identical miniature house, but admitted that she liked spending money that she had earned. Lenore gushed with love for Walter as she likened him to her deceased father since they both stood for the good, the honorable, and the right and had the strength to endure life's complications. Walter was deeply touched that Lenore gifted him a glass snow-globe with a house inside of it. Emily didn't share Anne's enthusiasm over her purchasing the Salem Shops to expand her business. Anne happily informed a sullen, bitter Emily that she is being sent to boarding school. Emily grew irritable as Anne questioned whether she was ill because she was slumping in a chair. Peggy told Sam that Lahoma likes Ron because he treats her decently and that she likes her apartment. Sam was speechless once Peggy remonstrated him for mistreating Lahoma and making her miserable.

Notes: Emily's caregivers are named Harry and Juno Gumpert.

SEPTEMBER 8, 1969 (EP. #1324)
Liz got irritated over leaving a message for Fred to return her phone calls. Anne conceded to Pat that she has allowed herself to get tired and occasionally forgetful because buying out the Salem Shops is such a daunting undertaking. Anne proudly told Pat that she is driven to make her business successful and refuses to lead a life of genteel poverty. Pat diplomatically advised Anne that Emily has suffered in her absence, but Anne maintained that Emily will overcome her resentment and will blossom at a boarding school. Pat grew worried as Anne briefly gasped for breath and felt disoriented. Sam became acutely uncomfortable when Dru mentioned Lahoma's concerns towards his success in law school. Dru gave Jim and Mary a tour of the firm's new law offices. Mary confessed to Jim and Dru that she objects to Alice getting involved with Eric since she recently broke her engagement to Steve. Jim and Dru urged Mary to be grateful that Alice is socializing instead of unhappily brooding at home. Sam convinced Ernie to let him look at a car distributor since he has completed his final exams and wants to focus on uncomplicated tasks. Ernie cheerfully agreed to let Sam work at the garage under the condition that he does not start spending time in saloons. An annoyed Liz left another phone message for Fred. Jim told Liz that he gave up Steve's account to avoid any awkwardness, but apologized to Liz for not consulting her. Mary fervently disagreed with Liz's opinion that Rachel's departure to Mt. Holly shortly after Alice broke her engagement was suspicious. Liz was pessimistic as Dru, Jim, and Mary deemed Fred and Susan's impending nuptials to be a delightful prospect.

Notes: Jim mentions that he and Fred attended the same high school together.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1969 (EP. #1325)
Susan was jealous when Alice declined her dinner invitation because she is going to the Top of the Tower with Eric. Ron surprised Lahoma by paying her an impromptu visit while she was cooking liver and onions. Lahoma reluctantly acquiesced when Ron invited himself to eat with her since she refused to waste food so that Ron could take her to dinner. Lahoma tried unsuccessfully to summon Peggy to her pad while Ron went out to buy some wine for himself and Lahoma. Susan advised Russ that they should not allow loneliness to spoil their night at the Top of the Tower. Russ told Susan that Rachel is frustrated over being unable to see Gerald because the address she obtained is his workshop in Mt. Holly, but Rachel insists on waiting for Gerald to return. Susan praised Russ's strong, solid character and sensible attitude over wanting to bring Rachel home soon. Russ understood once Susan admitted that she arranged for him to take her to the Top of the Tower because Eric and Alice will be there, prompting Russ to suggest that they spend the evening with them. Lahoma brightened when Ron described her as a warm, lovely woman and responded to his kisses. Ron nobly excused himself after sensing correctly that Lahoma yearned to be alone and respected her wishes to address him formally. Alice dissembled needing Russ to take her to the hospital to ensure she completed a job checklist so that Eric and Susan could be alone. Susan wryly told Eric that she loves Fred, but schemed to ruin Eric's night because Alice has taken an interest in him. Eric felt dejected once Susan explained that she asked Fred to cut his business trip short and needs his positive influence.

Susan: "Eric's used to checkered tablecloths. Don't let his savoir faire fool you."
Alice: "Oh, nobody's fooling anybody..." (BRIGHTLY) "...are they?" (TAKE SUSAN)
Russ: "No. Of course not." (TO ERIC:) "You haven't seen our opera yet, Eric...or heard our symphony..."
Alice: (LIGHTLY:) "Do you like opera? I hate opera. And I fall asleep at concerts."
Susan: "You wouldn't dare fall asleep at a Mozart concert with Eric."
Alice: "I'd fall asleep to John Phillip Sousa..."

Notes: The scene of Susan inviting Russ to the Top of the Tower during Act I was cut for the broadcast of this episode.

SEPTEMBER 10, 1969 (EP. #1326)
Mary carped to Jim about Liz hinting that there is a connection between Rachel going to Mt. Holly and Alice breaking her engagement. Jim shrewdly placated Mary by asserting that Liz was spouting her usual nonsense. Russ and Alice told Jim and Mary that Eric and Susan didn't mind being left alone at the Top of the Tower and that they have early shifts the next morning. Mary confessed to Alice that she waited up for her to find out whether she enjoyed her evening with Eric, but promised Alice that she will not interfere in her private life. Russ and Mary hypothesized that they could ease Alice's unhappiness by unearthing the true reasons she broke her engagement to Steve, prompting Jim to grimly emphasize that they must be patient with Alice. Liz disguised her distaste for eating in the hospital cafeteria with Russ. Susan commended Alice for turning the tables on her by inventing an excuse to leave the Top of the Tower with Russ so that she and Eric would be alone. Alice was sympathetic as Susan chastised herself for being possessive of Eric. Susan and Alice smiled wryly upon realizing that neither of them was truly interested in Eric. Pat admonished Emily for dodging her questions about her health and sour mood. Emily told Pat that she is protesting Anne's effort to send her to boarding school by starving herself. Pat carried Emily to the couch after she fainted in her arms. Anne lambasted an assistant named Mr. Nelson for messing up a shipment of orders. Anne begrudgingly agreed to see Emily once she is finished at the office when Pat called to tell her that Emily had fainted. Mr. Nelson was horrified as Anne clutched her chest and collapsed against a desk.

Notes: Last appearance of Eileen Letchworth as Anne Mason.

SEPTEMBER 11, 1969 (EP. #1327)
Peggy told a distressed John that he has been summoned to Anne's office because she had a heart attack. Susan assumed a brave facade as Alice greeted Liz and Russ, who decided to join them for lunch in the hospital cafeteria. Liz caught Susan in a lie once she pointed out that she tried to reach Susan at the time she claimed to be talking to Fred on the phone. Russ and Alice covered for Susan by revealing that they spend the evening with her and Eric at the Top of the Tower, but harangued Liz for making innuendos about Fred's possible reaction to Susan going out with Eric while he is in Hobart. Russ and Susan were disturbed when Alice fibbed to Liz that Eric brought her home. Pat griped to Peggy that Anne resisted leaving the office to check on Emily. Peggy told Pat that Anne had a heart attack. Mr. Nelson told John that he had to defend himself against Anne's tirade over a shipping error, tried to calm her temper, and that Anne collapsed after receiving a call about Emily being ill. Mary told Ada that Liz is lashing out at Susan because her pride is hurt over losing Fred as her loyal, dependable companion. Ada quickly agreed with Mary's opinion that Liz was jumping to ridiculous conclusions by linking Rachel's departure to Mt. Holly with Alice breaking her engagement to Steve. Liz was secretly delighted once Mary unwittingly exposed Alice's lie by mentioning that she and Russ came home together. Russ fretted to Pat that Emily will continue resorting to self-destructive behavior unless Anne quits neglecting her. Russ gave Pat a diet plan to help Emily regain her strength. John somberly informed Russ and Pat that Anne died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.

SEPTEMBER 12, 1969 (EP. #1328)
John and Pat feared Emily's reaction to the news that Anne had died. John informed Pat that he asked Dru to retrieve Anne's will for him to review. John gently acknowledged Emily's statements that she was unwise to starve herself in a desperate attempt to gain Anne's attention, but did not have the heart to lecture her on compromising her health. John and Pat told an incredulous Emily that Anne had died suddenly from a heart attack. Emily sobbed while berating herself for treating Anne poorly and for being a burden on her mother. John and Pat consoled Emily and invited her to live with them while they make plans for her future. Fred was miffed that Liz called and insisted on speaking with him about an urgent matter just as he had arrived home. Fred left a phone message at the hospital for Susan to contact him. Dru asked Sam to deliver Anne's will to John. Sam mused to Dru that making funeral arrangements for Anne may be difficult for John because of having to bury Lee recently. Dru somberly echoed Sam's sentiments that Lee's death was tragic and likened it to the end of a bright future. Fred was flattered as Liz complimented him for solving problems made by other lawyers and remarked fondly on their friendship. Liz succeeded in making Fred uncomfortable by hinting that Eric and Susan rekindled their past affair and purposely praised Eric for being a young, good-looking man with much to offer to a woman. Sam confided to John about his love for Lee and struggles in accepting her death. John reminded Sam that Lee has kept their capacity to love alive, but warned that people become selfish, cruel, and self-destructive if they lose sight of expressing love.

Notes: John mentions that Anne has an elderly aunt and two cousins among her living relatives.

SEPTEMBER 15, 1969 (EP. #1329)
Dean Brewster asked Peggy to have Sam come to his office to discuss his final exams. Steve introduced Wayne to Walter, who was impressed by Wayne's knowledge of his career as the former District Attorney. Walter showed Wayne and Steve the snow-globe that Lenore gifted him and mused that it has sentimental value because he and Lenore got engaged during a snowstorm. Steve informed Walter that he needs to find an accountant to replace Jim and appointed Walter to handle legal matters should he accept Wayne's business proposition. Walter invited Steve and Wayne to a house-warming party once he and Lenore move into their new home. Lahoma insisted to a dubious Ada that it was a coincidence that Ron could sublet Cindy's apartment to her, admitted that she enjoys Ron's company, and emphasized that she would have stayed with Sam if their marriage could be salvaged. Lahoma told Ada that she suffered from loneliness while living with Sam since they have been estranged for months. Ada suggested that Lahoma privately shares her suspicions of Ron and his motives. Sam was relieved when Dean Brewster revealed that his high marks on the final exams compensated for his low grades. Dean Brewster assured Sam that he will join John, Dru, Walter, and Fred to advocate for his fitness as a lawyer once he takes his bar exams. Fred and Susan deduced that Liz conveniently omitted the fact that Eric took a shine to Alice. Fred was understanding once Susan confessed that she was envious of Eric dating Alice, but maintained that she had friendly outings with Eric while Fred was away. Susan praised Fred for loving her unconditionally despite her faults.

SEPTEMBER 16, 1969 (EP. #1330)
Susan frowned and smoothed out her clothes to take a call from Liz, who had unintentionally interrupted her getting intimate with Fred. Susan harangued Liz for mentioning the time she spent with Eric to Fred and suggested that Liz mind her own business. Liz seethed when Susan adamantly refused to move back home and proclaimed that she and Fred will decide their living arrangements without needing Liz's input. John somberly told Dru that Emily wrongfully took full responsibility for causing Anne's death. Dru became troubled as John recounted that Anne's relatives seemed casually interested in her, have been out of touch for four years, and did not ask about Emily. John and Dru were doubtful while trying to convince themselves that Anne's relatives will attend her funeral and readily agree to raise Emily. Ada tried to dismiss Ernie's assertion that she has been moody since Rachel went to Mt. Holly. Ada blew a fuse at Ernie for badgering her about Rachel and purposely avoiding Russ. Ernie felt defeated when Ada refused to confide her troubles to him. Liz ranted to Jim and Mary that Susan is disgracing herself by being romantically involved with Fred and is marrying him to spite her. Jim and Mary were incredulous as Liz went on a diatribe about Susan latching onto Eric, trapping Fred into marriage, and being indecent by living in Fred's house. Jim and Mary accused Liz of wallowing in miseries and manufactured problems when Liz imperiously pointed out that Alice lied about Eric bringing her home. Fred and Susan agreed to get married tomorrow without having a wedding reception. Liz stared daggers at Fred and Susan upon paying them an unexpected visit.

Mary: "...But I think we've all known of marriages that worked out even though there was a difference in age."
Jim: "Pat and John, for example."
Liz: "There's a greater difference in age between Susan and Fred."
Jim: "What do we need to rate romances? An adding machine?"

SEPTEMBER 17, 1969 (EP. #1331)
Fred and Susan marveled at becoming a married couple in a few hours. Susan grew somewhat despondent as Fred decided that they should tell Liz about their wedding plans and invite her to the ceremony. Ada received a letter, which stated that her Aunt Hazel needs care after breaking her hip and cannot get a nurse for a few weeks. Ernie failed to get Ada to divulge her worries over Rachel, but assured Ada that Russ will take care of Rachel and talked her into going to Florida to help her aunt. Susan emphatically told Liz that she is staying with Fred. Fred informed Liz that they are getting married tonight. Susan grew defensive while Fred scoffed at Liz, who bitterly accused them of betraying her. Liz raged against Susan for scheming against her while putting her through a lifetime of humiliation, treachery, and selfishness. Fred struck down Liz's claims that Susan spent an excessive amount of time with Eric and that she is acting to save Fred and Susan from the catastrophe of getting married. Fred vowed to Liz that he will cherish and protect Susan as his wife from all who threaten her. Fred and Susan reiterated their wishes for Liz to be present for their wedding ceremony. Ada pitied Emily as Russ explained that she starved herself in vain to get Anne's attention and believes that she caused Anne's death. Russ outlined his plans to Ada on taking time off to bring Rachel home from Mt. Holly. Alice accepted Susan's request to be an attendant at her and Fred's wedding ceremony. Susan tried to emulate Alice's optimism that Liz cannot run her life once she is married. Alice grew sad and contemplative as Fred and Susan rejoiced over their impending nuptials and kissed passionately.

SEPTEMBER 18, 1969 (EP. #1332)
Steve braced himself for an unexpected visit from Ada. Ada tersely advised Steve that he is unfit to criticize Rachel for being a selfish woman who is incapable of redemption. Steve listened intently as Ada explained that Russ is going to Mt. Holly to bring Rachel home and she is going to Florida to take care of her Aunt Hazel. Ada was distraught when Steve couldn't promise that he will keep mum about the baby to quell her fears that Rachel's life with Russ could be ruined while Ada is away. John was overjoyed to learn from Sam that he passed his final exams and Dean Brewster has agreed to speak on his behalf once he comes before the board of examiners. John was flabbergasted once Sam expressed uncertainty over taking the bar exams and asked for permission to quit his job at the firm. Sam assured John that he has been treated well by everyone at the office, but maintained that he must straighten out his mindset in order to make some crucial decisions. John reluctantly accepted Sam's resignation. Liz told Dru that she adamantly objects to Fred and Susan's impending nuptials and guessed correctly that Fred asked Dru to convince her to attend the wedding. Dru refused to believe Liz's lies that Fred was hateful towards her during a confrontation. Dru encouraged Liz to attend Fred and Susan's wedding to show good will and love for them. Alice told Jim and Mary that she does not want people to fear that they should consider her feelings to avoid stirring up the anguish over her broken engagement. Jim noticed Alice's discomfiture as Mary mentioned that Russ is bringing Rachel home from Mt. Holly and enthused about the baby being her and Jim's first grandchild.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1969 (EP. #1333)
Judge Martin Ogilvie noted that Fred and Susan were having earnest conferences while he waited to begin their ceremony. Dru and Alice studied Liz, who feigned enthusiasm over coming to Fred and Susan's wedding. Alice commended Dru for persuading Liz into attending the wedding, but hoped that Liz did not intend to cause trouble. Alice was haunted by memories of returning her engagement ring to Steve as Fred and Susan exchanged vows. Liz gave perfunctory congratulations to Fred and Susan. Susan told Liz that she and Fred are spending three days at Niagara Falls and will plan a belated honeymoon. Liz forced herself to be gracious to Fred and Susan and gifted them a check for $1,000.00. Judge Ogilvie told Liz that Fred is the happiest and most youthful he has ever been. Ernie was stunned when Sam asked to be rehired at the garage since he quit his job at the firm. Ada was too pre-occupied to supplement Ernie's pleas for Sam to reconsider his decision and balked at arguing with Sam over his choices. Ernie persuaded Ada into going to Florida to care for Hazel. Ada became frustrated and agitated while confessing that Rachel is carrying Steve's child and that she hates the fact that Rachel is passing her baby off as Russ's. Ada begged Ernie to keep an eye on Rachel and ensure that neither she nor Steve reveal the truth to Russ. Dru and Alice laughed while throwing rice at Fred and Susan and told them to enjoy their trip. Alice sobbed in Dru's arms while lamenting that his kind sentiments that she has a lifetime of wonderful surprises ahead of her proved to be untrue. Liz downed a drink and cried while gazing at a newspaper photograph of her and Fred at a gala.

(AFTER FRED AND SUSAN EXCHANGE VOWS) Fred: "Thank you, Judge. That's the most favorable decision you've ever handed me."

SEPTEMBER 22, 1969 (EP. #1334)
Lahoma impatiently waited for Peggy to finish cleaning her desk so that they could go to lunch, fearing she would run into Sam. Lahoma was baffled once Peggy explained that Sam quit his job, despite passing his exams and performing well at the firm. Peggy cautioned Lahoma against heaping responsibility onto herself over Sam wrecking his future and maintained that Sam must live with his own choices. Lahoma had reservations as Peggy contended that Sam has to sort things out by himself, but suggested that talking to Sam about his problems may be beneficial. Emily mused to John, Pat, and Mary about all the flowers, wreaths and the many unfamiliar faces of Anne's business associates at her funeral. John, Pat, and Mary failed to convince Emily that she did not cause Anne's heart attack by fainting from starvation. Emily continued berating herself, despite John and Mary's assertions that Anne's drive and ambition were detrimental to her health. Pat was floored to learn from John that none of Anne's relatives showed willingness to raise Emily as their own. John informed Pat that Emily inherited Anne's business, which will be handled by the company's executive committee for the time being. John had reservations when Pat suggested that they become Emily's legal guardians to bring her into the family. Walter and Lenore joked about being dust-grimed and disheveled after moving boxes and crates into their new home. Walter lovingly told Lenore that he enjoys showering her with attention, the occasional gift, and that he would stop at nothing to ensure her happiness. Lenore reassured Walter that she loves him unconditionally and is thrilled by owning a house.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1969 (EP. #1335)
Emily told Mary that she is too agitated to eat because she fears that John and Pat are privately talking about her. Emily was enraptured once John and Pat invited her to permanently live with them and outlined plans to become her legal guardians. Pat and Mary told Emily that it was perfectly normal to be saddened by Anne's death and overjoyed by the prospect of being raised by John and Pat. Emily effusively thanked John and Pat and promised to be well-behaved for them. Lahoma vehemently protested when Ada voiced her suspicions that Ron is deceiving her by secretly renting out the apartment to his girlfriends. Ada urged Lahoma to talk to Sam because he is wasting his education and potential future by resuming work at the garage for Ernie. Lahoma conceded to Ada that she cannot allow Sam's mistakes to weigh on her conscience, but was pessimistic that she could reason with him. Ernie reassured Ada that he can take care of himself while she is in Florida caring for her Aunt Hazel. Ada told Ernie that Rachel revealed her baby's paternity to Alice because she could not stand the thought that Steve would marry Alice. Ada opined to Ernie that he can keep Rachel in line by revealing his knowledge of her lies to Russ. Ernie was dismayed by the magnitude of Ada's requests to keep Rachel away from Steve and the Matthews family. Liz tried to flatter Steve by praising his business acumen and laughing at his assumptions that she is Jim's silent, inactive business partner. Steve asked an indignant Liz to leave his office after sensing correctly that she had feigned ignorance over Jim's resignation and had tried to pump him for details on his breakup with Alice.

Liz: "Still, I do think that you and Alice were not shall we say ideally suited to each other."
Steve: "Oh, is that what you think?"
Liz: "Well, yes. Alice is a nice, sweet girl, and I love her dearly. But you're a man of affairs, Steve, a man of vision and solid purpose, and Alice is...young. Naive. Unsophisticated."
Steve: "I'm not sure that I want to discuss Alice with you."

SEPTEMBER 24, 1969 (EP. #1336)
Dru told Ernie that he and John tried unsuccessfully to talk Sam out of quitting his job at the firm. Ernie told an astonished Dru that Sam asked to be rehired as a mechanic at his garage. Dru and Ernie fretted that Sam is dismissing a bright future that lies before him, that Lahoma may not be the best person to talk to Sam about his life choices, and that he refuses to listen to anyone. Ernie cautiously agreed with Dru's stance that Rachel should be near her obstetrician and Russ instead of extending her stay in Mt. Holly. Liz lauded Lenore for looking like a modern career woman, then handed her a contribution to the Community Fund and angled for an invitation to her and Walter's house-warming party. Lenore became guarded and taut as Liz remarked on Walter branching out by going into private practice and purchasing Bill and Missy's old house. Lenore told Liz that she will not make speculations on personal matters to elude Liz's inquiries into Steve and Alice's separation. Wayne was relentless in explaining to Walter that he has been out of town on business, that he takes pride in his small electronics firm, and that he has many other business ventures. Wayne agreed to Walter's request for ample time to review his profit figures. Walter invited Wayne to have drinks with him and Lenore at the Bay City Inn. Wayne bought champagne for Walter and Lenore and toasted to their burgeoning friendship. Lenore squirmed because she and Walter got into a minor quarrel about hosting a party like Bill and Missy's farewell celebration in front of Wayne. Wayne left Walter alone with Lenore, who joked that they were trapped into inviting Wayne and Liz to their party, much to Walter's chagrin.

Wayne: "You look like a champagne lady to me."
Lenore: "Do I really?"
Wayne: "With a champagne husband."
Walter: "Well, thank you...thank you..."
Wayne: "You're a champagne couple...of the very best year, too."
Lenore: (RAISING HER GLASS TO WALTER:) (TO WAYNE:) "We are also very fond of beer."
Wayne: "As all good champagne couples should be."

SEPTEMBER 25, 1969 (EP. #1337)
Lahoma earnestly told Sam that she has something important to discuss with him. Lahoma was appalled that Sam had allowed their apartment to become untidy and was sorting the laundry improperly. Sam's temper flared as Lahoma castigated him on foolishly quitting his job at John's firm, having an apathetic outlook towards his law career, and returning to work for Ernie at the garage. Sam lambasted Lahoma for criticizing everything he does as idiotic after walking out on him. Lahoma bade a hasty retreat once Sam demanded that she go back to her place and leave him alone. Pat sternly told Emily to believe that she and John are glad that she is living with them. Emily gushed to Pat over moving into Lee's old bedroom and was nearly moved to tears by John and Pat's plans to become her legal guardians. John called the telephone in the bedroom and happily informed Emily that he and Pat gifted her a private number. Pat and Emily laughed and cried over their mutual happiness. Russ brought his car to be examined by Ernie and informed him that he is going to Mt. Holly to retrieve Rachel. Ernie tried unsuccessfully to convince Russ to stay in Mt. Holly with Rachel and take a vacation in an effort to stall her homecoming. Russ was amused yet touched when Ernie insisted that he call him once he and Rachel get home and made tentative dinner plans once Ada returns. Pat fretted to Russ that Alice is stifling her emotions by assuming a cheery disposition and cracking jokes. Pat told Russ that she yearns to have a baby to fill the emptiness in her life since Lee died. Russ suggested that Pat consult with a specialist in Chicago about possibly correcting her sterility.

SEPTEMBER 26, 1969 (EP. #1338)
Lahoma thanked Ron for bringing her home. Ron tricked Lahoma into pretending to be his boyfriend so that they can visit other clubs and discretely check out the competition. Sam accused a temperamental Ernie of getting Lahoma to confront him about quitting his job and wrecking his future. Ernie begrudgingly agreed to rehire Sam. Sam noted Ernie's resistance in explaining the source of his sour mood as Ernie groused about dealing with Rachel without Ada's support. Ernie fumed as Ellen flirtatiously asked Sam to fix her car. Pat surmised to John that Emily was appreciative towards getting a telephone because she felt that they respected her privacy. John praised Pat's courage in asking Russ about the chances of her having a baby. John reassured Pat that he feels fulfilled regardless of whether they can have a child of their own. John and Pat agreed to have a consultation with the fertility specialist and stand ready for all possible outcomes. Russ told Jim and Mary that he is uncertain of Rachel's reaction to him coming to Mt. Holly because she is resolute about seeing Gerald alone. Mary echoed Russ's assertions that Rachel has had ample time to see Gerald and should not be away from her doctor, but Jim countered that Rachel should explore all possible avenues to locate Gerald and that there is a hospital in Mt. Holly should Rachel need medical care. Russ joked about Jim and Ernie's persistence in wanting him and Rachel to have a vacation in Mt. Holly. Ron chided Lahoma for trying to reason with Sam about his career and suggested that she start divorce proceedings. Lahoma responded to Ron's kisses and pondered his remark that they could share good times.

SEPTEMBER 29, 1969 (EP. #1339)
Walter was mildly disturbed to learn from Peggy that Mr. O'Malley requested a meeting with him. Sam was embarrassed by Dru and Peggy's enthusiastic greeting when he came to the office to return some of John's law books that he had borrowed. Sam told Dru and Peggy that he has resumed working for Ernie as a mechanic and a bookkeeper. Dru got Sam to discuss litigation by shrewdly mentioning Sam's research on the case and laid out his intentions to appeal the ruling against their client. Dru emphasized to Peggy that Sam is still quite interested in law, despite quitting his job at the firm. Lenore admitted that she had Alice deliver groceries from a delicatessen so that they could speak privately about Steve. Alice reassured Lenore that she doesn't object to her and Walter remaining friends with Steve, but maintained that she will not reveal the circumstances behind her separation from Steve. Alice fibbed to Lenore that David is escorting her to the house-warming party upon hearing that Steve will be attending the party alone. Dru realized that Liz was being vindictive by requesting that John replace Fred as her personal attorney. Liz complained to Dru that she can scarcely face people and has considered leaving town because she feels humiliated by Susan. Dru reminded Liz that many people care about her and agreed to be Liz's date for Walter and Lenore's party. Walter advised Steve that Wayne is a bright man with an excellent memory and business acumen. Steve asked Walter to investigate Wayne and obtain complete records of his profit figures. Walter was saddened that Steve refused to confide in him about the broken engagement. Steve decided to contact Ellen.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1969 (EP. #1340)
Walter introduced Wayne to John, Dru, and Liz while Lenore greeted David, Alice, Steve, and Ellen at the door. Steve and Alice became awkward and rigid upon seeing each other. Steve confirmed for Ellen that Alice is his former fiancÚ in sotto voce. Russ tried to alleviate the tension between Steve and Alice by mentioning that he is leaving for Mt. Holly to bring Rachel home, then exchanged pleasantries with Steve, and met Ellen. Lenore told Fred and Susan that she is ecstatic over the new house and asked about their trip to Niagara Falls. Alice responded monosyllabically to David's musings about newlyweds. Steve narrowly watched Alice chatting with Fred and Susan. Ellen carped to Sam that Steve is paying her little attention, despite asking her to come to the party as his date. Lenore told John and Pat that she is not converting Ricky's nursery into a guest bedroom because she and Walter want to have children. John and Pat felt optimistic that the fertility specialist Russ recommended can help them. Rachel grew fearful that Russ discovered her role in breaking up Steve and Alice while talking to him on the phone. Russ adamantly told Rachel that he will be coming to Mt. Holly to bring her home. Dru dragged a defiant, sullen Liz to socialize with Fred and Susan. Liz was intrigued by Wayne's flattery. Ellen told Sam that she doesn't care about his occupation. Steve told Wayne that Walter will act as his liaison since he will be away on business for a while. Wayne learned that Liz is wealthy by probing Walter about her. Steve politely filled Alice's glass with champagne, leading her to acerbically remark that she prefers decent, family-oriented men to do such things.

Alice: "Say, listen, Susan, why aren't you dancing?"
Susan: "Oh, I don't know..."
Liz: (OVER) "Good heavens, Alice, would you expect Susan and...Fred..." (SHE SAYS FRED POINTEDLY) " be dancing? Dancing?"
Fred: (A BEAT, THEN) "Let's dance, Susan." (THEY DANCE AWAY)
David: (Joseph Ponazecki, Exit Line) "And how about you, Alice? And me, of course?" (ALICE LAUGHS, SLIPS INTO HIS ARMS, THEY DANCE AWAY. LIZ LOOKS ABOUT HER, DISCONTENTED, UNHAPPY...AND GOES TO FIND A SEAT).

Notes: Last appearance of Joseph Ponazecki as Dr. David Thornton (1969).

OCTOBER 1, 1969 (EP. #1341)
Peggy questioned Lahoma's motives for inviting her to dinner because she has not been talkative. A hesitant Lahoma told Peggy that Ron suggested she obtain a divorce from Sam. Lahoma confessed to Peggy that she has enjoyed spending time with Ron, liked his kisses, and that Ron seems to sincerely care about her. Peggy urged Lahoma to carefully consider the things that Ron can offer to her. Lahoma told Peggy that she would have been patient with Sam had he treated her nicely and been open about his emotional turmoil. Peggy advised Lahoma that it is logical for her to start divorce proceedings from Sam, but warned that it is a drastic measure. Walter and Lenore surmised that Steve and Alice brought dates to their house-warming party to prove to each other that they are not alone. Lenore acquiesced to Walter's desire to buy her a car. Lenore told Walter that she dislikes Wayne. Walter and Lenore joked that Wayne and Liz were two people they did not want to invite to the party who hit it off and enjoyed the evening the most. Wayne opined to Fred that Liz is an attractive woman and mentioned Walter's snide comment that Liz sweeps into a room, trailed by clouds of money. Wayne grew disarmingly boyish while telling Fred that he would like for Liz to introduce him to people in town, but bemoaned that her wealth and their age difference might deter Liz. Fred decided to invite Liz and Wayne to dinner at the house, which caused Wayne to act like a cat who swallowed the canary. Fred and Susan joked about their love causing them to ignore the outside world. Fred and Susan were hopeful that Wayne and Liz's burgeoning friendship will improve their own relationship with Liz.

Wayne: (INNOCENTLY [about Liz]) "Is she really so very rich?"
Fred: "She's rather comfortable."
Wayne: "Her husband...?"
Fred: "Partly. But she inherited a lot of money, too."
Wayne: "That would account for her grand air. You don't get that kind of poise by have to be born to it."
Fred: (GETTING A BIT UNCOMFORTABLE:) "You may be right."

Notes: Fred mentions that he was a classmate of Will's, has known Lenore her entire life, and that Liz inherited a lot of money prior to marrying Will. Fred and Wayne's discussion of Liz seems to indicate that she was born into a wealthy family.

OCTOBER 2, 1969 (EP. #1342)
Emily grew stubborn and slightly hostile when Pat refused to let her attend a party because she has school tomorrow. Lahoma blurted out to Dru that she wants to start divorce proceedings. Lahoma grew teary-eyed while telling Dru that Sam has changed since Lee died and that she moved out because Sam cannot seem to stand the sight of her, which made Lahoma feel low and insecure. Dru suggested that Lahoma exhaust all possibilities before deciding to divorce Sam. Lahoma was immensely grateful when Dru vowed to make Sam realize that his marriage has deteriorated and that he must decide a course of action without mentioning Lahoma's inquiry into obtaining a divorce. Ernie openly decried Sam wasting his education and training on balancing ledgers and working as a mechanic at the garage, much to Walter's embarrassment and Sam's chagrin. Walter bragged to Ernie and Sam that he is buying a car for Lenore. Sam asked Ernie to stop nagging him about quitting his job at the firm. Ernie groused to Sam that Ada should be present when Rachel returns home, prompting Sam to assert that Rachel is an adult and that Russ will take care of her. Sam chided Ernie for worrying excessively about Rachel. Pat told John that Emily made plans for the evening without consulting them. Emily was contrite once John and Pat assured her that they are being responsible parents by setting ground rules. John and Pat were relieved that they reached an understanding with Emily without getting into a fight. Ellen rambled to Sam about taking drives and listening to music to alleviate stress. Sam agreed to take Emily's car on a test drive to diagnose her issues with the brakes.

OCTOBER 3, 1969 (EP. #1343)
Russ informed Alice that he is leaving for Mt. Holly tonight and is anxious to see Rachel. Wayne carefully assessed a phone conversation between Walter and Mr. O'Malley, who lectured Walter on neglecting to provide documents for the bank's records. Walter told Wayne that Sam is remarkable with figures and overcame the onus that society places on convicted felons by attending law school and working at the firm. Wayne echoed Walter's sad musings of Sam experiencing marital problems and wrecking his future by quitting the firm to be a mechanic as the wheels inside his mind turned. Sam was agreeable to discussing his marriage to Lahoma with Dru. Dru advised Sam that he cannot focus on himself while Lahoma is kept in limbo and must act should Lahoma find fulfillment elsewhere and decide that a reconciliation with Sam is impossible. Sam jumped to the conclusion that Ron is pushing Lahoma to end their marriage, despite Dru's claims to the contrary. Sam invited Ellen to go to the Purple Plum with him. Rachel called Alice at the hospital to inform her that she is leaving Mt. Holly immediately to pursue a new lead on Gerald, prompting Alice to accuse Rachel of being afraid to face Russ. Russ insisted to Alice that Rachel is impetuously leaving Mt. Holly because finding Gerald is an urgent task for her. Alice tried to talk Russ out of going to Mt. Holly. Wayne narrowly studied Liz, who made retorts about Susan's redecorating skills, cooking, and wedding to Fred. Fred tried to interpose between Liz and Susan, who vindictively gushed over going to the Bar Association dinner with Fred and mentioned that Liz attended the event with a lawyer as her date for years.


OCTOBER 6, 1969: Pre-empted for coverage of National League Playoffs Game.

OCTOBER 7, 1969 (EP. #1344)
Lahoma maintained her dignity while escorting Sam and Ellen to a table at the Purple Plum. Wayne told Liz that Susan matches her striking looks, well-bred manner, and intelligence. Liz apologized to Wayne for quarreling with Susan, prompting Wayne to opine that Susan does not have Liz's grace and sophistication because she has not matured yet. Wayne mollified Liz by contending that he sympathizes with the parents in conflicts with their children and equated Susan's behavior to throwing a tantrum. Wayne shrewdly dissembled reservations over expressing his opinion on Fred and Susan's marriage so that Liz would drag it out of him. Liz was pleased once Wayne theorized that Susan talked Fred into marriage to spite her. Alice angrily blurted out to Jim and Mary that it is dangerous for Rachel to return home because she is flighty and unpredictable. Jim tried unsuccessfully to convince Alice that he should tell Mary the true circumstances behind her broken engagement because Mary does not understand Alice's volatile mood. Alice responded woodenly as Jim reiterated his promise to eventually tell Mary the truth. Ellen was forgiving once Sam confessed that he brought her to the Purple Plum to make Lahoma jealous. Lahoma was greatly distressed watching Sam and Ellen dance together. Ron sympathetically told Lahoma that she should divorce Sam so that she can date without feeling guilty. Lahoma's fury was abated once Ron admitted that he pays her rent because she needed a place to stay, a job, and a respite from her miserable marriage. Ron urged Lahoma to free herself from Sam and kissed her passionately. Lahoma asked to speak with Sam right away.

Production Note: A penciled-in note for Act II (Jim, Mary, Alice scene) to use the song "Never Comes the Day," by the Moody Blues or a portion of the Wagner opera "Tristan and Isolde." The script does not indicate which was ultimately chosen for the episode. Act IV (Ron/Lahoma scene) was revised in the final draft of the script. However, the content of Act IV remained relatively the same.

OCTOBER 8, 1969 (EP. #1345)
Sam reluctantly came to the apartment to speak with Lahoma. John asked Dru to represent him and Pat in their efforts to become Emily's legal guardians. Dru informed John that he will draw up the papers to obtain Emily's official consent and suggested that John handle her financial affairs since she inherited a fortune and thriving business from Anne. Dru expressed admiration to John and Pat for taking parental responsibility of Emily and for loving another person's child unconditionally. Dru reflected to John that Emily may resist rules because she had grown accustomed to having freedom without restrictions, but felt optimistic that John and Pat will handle conflicts with Emily. Mary was perplexed as Liz spoke of Fred and Susan's marriage and her long-term friendship with Fred as if they were in the dimmest recesses of her memory. Liz was evasive towards Mary's inquiry into recent developments that influenced her into resuming an active social life. Mary tried to avoid voicing her own suspicions when Liz speculated that Rachel does not want to return to Bay City. Pat told Mary that Emily is repentant and openly talks about shoplifting from Bryant's. Mary urged Pat to be prepared for the possibility that the fertility specialist may not be able to help her conceive a child. Pat echoed Mary's incredulity over Liz's theory that Rachel's departure to Mt. Holly and Alice breaking her engagement to Steve are connected. Lahoma accused Sam of bringing Ellen to the Purple Plum to show off, prompting Sam to lash out at Lahoma for marrying him under false pretenses, leaving him, and for moving into a pad provided by Ron. Sam belligerently called Lahoma's bluff in starting divorce proceedings.

OCTOBER 9, 1969 (EP. #1346)
Russ informed Pat that the fertility specialist, Dr. McGarrett, has agreed to have a consultation with her. Pat told Russ that she is determined to overcome the obstacles of going to Chicago within the week and devoting ample time with Dr. McGarrett, who is going to London next month. Russ and Pat marveled at Emily's newfound exuberance and happiness. Emily prematurely gushed about attending an upcoming school banquet for mothers and daughters with Pat. Russ chided Pat for causing Emily disappointment by not being forthright about her plans. Walter gave Mr. O'Malley a check to bring his mortgage current and claimed that his payments were late because of starting his law partnership with John and Dru. Mr. O'Malley reminded Walter that he was approved for the mortgage because on his new salary, but declined his request for a car loan because of past delinquencies and the risk of getting over-extended. Russ informed Alice that he is leaving for Mt. Holly since Rachel has extended her stay at her hotel. Alice agreed with Russ's complaints that Rachel is being silly for remaining in Mt. Holly. Alice was subdued when Muriel Burke announced her engagement to her beau, Harold. Muriel piqued Alice's interest by announcing that she wants to sublet her apartment. Wayne acted diffident and tentative while asking Walter to take legal action against a tenant who left town without paying the rent on his store lease. Walter begrudgingly advised Wayne that representing him would be a conflict of interest because he is Steve's lawyer, prompting Wayne to apologize profusely for troubling him with the issue. Walter felt despair after inquiring into getting a car loan from another bank.

Notes: First appearance of Judith Byrd as Muriel Burke. Muriel was originally named Rita Gonzalez according to the script's cast list.

OCTOBER 10, 1969 (EP. #1347)
Ernie impulsively volunteered when Ellen asked Sam to examine her car again, though Ernie suspected that Ellen had ulterior motives. Liz became patronizing towards Susan's enthusiasm for going to the Bar Association dinner with Fred. Susan grew defensive when Liz insinuated that the novelty of the marriage was wearing off because Fred was spending the evening dining with a client. Liz evaded giving her opinion on Wayne to Susan, who dryly commented on Liz readily accepting Wayne's invitation to the Bar Association dinner that Walter had given him. Ernie firmly told Ellen that he has yet to find anything wrong with her car after examining it a third time. Sam angrily told Ernie that he will see other girls anytime he wants and railed against Ron for influencing Lahoma into asking for a divorce. Ernie castigated Sam for hastily jumping to conclusions about Ron and Lahoma and asserted that she consulted with Dru because she fears Sam no longer wants to be married to her. Pat confided to John that her appointment with Dr. McGarrett conflicts with attending Emily's school banquet. John assured Pat that Emily will understand once he explains the importance of Pat seeing Dr. McGarrett in Chicago. Jim advised Alice that he is going to tell Mary the true circumstances behind her separation from Steve once Russ has left for Mt. Holly so that Mary can come to terms with the facts and adapt her behavior accordingly. Alice told Jim that she believes Steve fathered Rachel's child because she was adamant and resolute about it during their confrontation before the engagement party. Jim reassured Alice that Mary will lend her a sympathetic ear and a shoulder on which to cry.

OCTOBER 13, 1969 (EP. #1348)
Mary was displeased by Alice's plans to tour Muriel's apartment without further discussion on her decision. Pat asked Mary to take Emily to the school banquet for mothers and daughters in her place since she must leave for Chicago right away. Mary wistfully confessed to Pat that she is wallowing in self-pity because Alice wants to move out while she is still coping with her breakup with Steve. Pat tried to assuage Mary's concerns by reminding her that Alice is being sensible and has a good head on her shoulders. Dru told Lahoma that Sam railed about her being romantically interested in Ron and declined his offer to arrange a meeting for Sam and Lahoma to talk through their issues. Lahoma wailed to Dru that she exacerbated her troubles with Sam by confronting him on bringing Ellen to the Purple Plum, leading Sam to explode over her spending time with Ron and inquiry into a divorce. Dru promised to contact a lawyer to handle Lahoma's divorce proceedings, causing Lahoma to avert her face from Dru to hide her tears. Lahoma was embarrassed while admitting to Ernie that Ron had gifted her flowers and a stuffed animal. Ernie felt distressed as Lahoma explained that she is filing for divorce due to irreconcilable differences with Sam. Ernie was troubled while overhearing a phone conversation in which Lahoma happily thanked Ron for his gifts. Alice praised Muriel's skills in redecorating and furnishing her apartment. Muriel informed Alice that the hospital is a ten-minute walk, the rent is affordable, and that the other tenants are friendly and within their age group. Alice happily agreed to take the apartment and tried to emulate Muriel's confidence that she will find love again.

Notes: Last appearance of Judith Byrd as Muriel Burke. Muriel mentions she has been engaged eight times in three years and persuaded her current beau to propose marriage to her.

OCTOBER 14, 15, and 16, 1969: Pre-empted for coverage of World Series Games.

OCTOBER 17, 1969 (EP. #1349)
Mary sought solace in Jim's arms while lamenting that Alice wants to get her own place, but conceded that Alice is independent and self-sufficient. Jim told Mary that he kept the cause of Alice's disconsolate and distant behavior at the engagement party a secret to respect her confidence and avoid hurting Mary unnecessarily. With purposeful and measured speech, Jim carefully revealed the circumstances that led to Alice breaking her engagement to Steve. Mary vacillated between sobs, shock, despair for Russ, and intense hatred for Rachel as Jim grimly advised that they must conceal the truth from Russ. Russ happily and affectionately greeted Rachel at her motel room in Mt. Holly. Rachel griped to Russ that she was unsuccessful in locating Gerald in the nearby town of Sayre, then shrewdly asked about their families and friends to gauge Russ's potential knowledge of her role in Steve and Alice's separation. Russ was floored by Rachel's apprehension and fear towards returning home with him. Emily reacted woodenly as Pat expressed her and John's desire to have a child and assurances that they love Emily as though she were their own daughter. Pat told Emily that Mary has agreed to accompany her to the school banquet because she must go to Chicago to see Dr. McGarrett next week. Emily stifled her disappointment and bitterness at the prospect of John and Pat giving her a younger sibling for Pat's benefit. Liz was delighted by Wayne's impulsive visit and cheerfully had a nightcap with him while Wayne showered her with compliments and flattery. Wayne persuaded Liz into taking him to the Bay City Country Club to share an evening of dinner and dancing together.

OCTOBER 20, 1969 (EP. #1350)
Emily told Mike Thayer that she is leaving the Randolph household without permission and asked him to meet her at a drugstore near the university. Jim stressed the importance of hiding Rachel's deceit to protect Russ when Mary doubted she can keep quiet once he returns. Alice broke down while telling Mary that Rachel's affair with Steve is not definitive proof that he fathered her child since Rachel lived with Russ for months. Mary and Alice agreed that Rachel was motivated by jealousy to ruin Steve and Alice's future. Jim and Alice emphasized to Mary that they do not have the right to interfere in Russ and Rachel's marriage since a baby is involved. Walter fondly watched Lenore rearrange swatches of materials she selected to generate ideas in redecorating their house. Lenore reassured Walter that he is an excellent provider, despite her desire to spread out expenses over time. Walter echoed Lenore's sentiment that having a baby is the most important priority in their marriage, but maintained that he should be in charge of their finances. Emily told Mike that she is rebelling against John and Pat because Pat is seeing a fertility specialist in Chicago rather than attending the banquet with her. Mike pitied Emily, who bemoaned that she thought she provided enough fulfillment in John and Pat's lives. Dru opined to John that Sam and Lahoma must work together to reconcile and theorized that Sam will resent advice from his relatives and friends. John and Dru commented that Rachel's search for Gerald has been rough on Russ and that she craves constant reassurance. John left the office immediately after Pat called to inform him that Emily has stayed out past her curfew.

Lenore: "There are other things more important."
Walter: "Name them."
Lenore: "I'll name it. I'd rather have a baby than anything." (FOR A LONG MOMENT THEY LOOK AT EACH OTHER, HALF-SMILING, THEN WALTER TAKES HER IN HIS ARMS)
Walter: "Oh, darling...It makes me happy that you want a baby."
Lenore: "How about you?"
Walter: "Oh, a man wants his name to go on."
Lenore: "Am I being commanded to have a boy?"
Walter: "You can have girl quintuplets if you want. I just want a baby for us. In a way, Lenore, I want it as much as you do..."

OCTOBER 21, 1969 (EP. #1351)
Lahoma informed Ron that she took his advice and started divorce proceedings from Sam. Russ scolded Rachel for staying at a dingy motel and trying to postpone going home. Rachel carped to Russ about a letter she received from Ada in which she repeatedly urged Rachel to contact Ernie once she is back in Bay City. Russ was floored when Rachel abruptly changed her mind about staying in Mt. Holly, unaware that Rachel deduced that Ada has told Ernie about her affair with Steve and machinations against Alice. Lahoma recognized Emily at the Purple Plum and tried to resist her and Mike's efforts to be seated at a table and served drinks without showing identification. Ron agreed to intercede once Lahoma explained that Emily and Mike are being difficult, despite being minors. John and Pat surmised that Emily went to the Purple Plum with Mike because she displays contempt for rules when she is feeling rebellious. Pat told John that she is cancelling her appointment with Dr. McGarrett since Emily feels that Pat broke a promise by being unable to attend the school banquet. John disagreed with Pat's assertions that Emily resents sharing their attention with a baby and that their concerns should be solely with Emily. Lahoma convinced John to trust her and Ron in handling Emily and Mike instead of coming to the Purple Plum himself. Emily grew perturbed as Mike nervously waited for Lahoma to bring their drinks. Ron apologized to Emily for Lahoma's supposed lack of hospitality and persuaded her into signing a waiver releasing him from responsibility to serve her alcohol without proving her age. Lahoma urged Mike to leave the Purple Plum while Ron took Emily to his office.

OCTOBER 22, 1969 (EP. #1352)
A timorous Emily tried to act sophisticated as Ron escorted her into his office. Ron assumed a charming smile while telling Emily that he can serve her alcohol without losing his liquor license. Emily felt sick while sipping imported gin as Ron described her as a mature woman and swore that he will not treat her like a child. Ron fibbed to Emily that John and Pat approve of her being at the Purple Plum. Emily was horrified as Ron suggested that they go to his apartment to listen to music and share more drinks after visiting other nightclubs. Lenore good-heartedly laughed when Walter carped that her holding a job distracts him from concentrating on his own work. Walter inspired Lenore by talking of hiring a landscape artist and having rose and herb gardens. Walter's passionate mood was ruined after Jerry called to inform Lenore that he is going on a business trip. Lenore was bewildered and hurt that Walter decided to take a walk alone. Ron feigned aggrievement as Emily declined his invitations and claimed that she had a gruesome headache. Ron dropped his facade after driving Emily home, prompting Emily to realize that she had been duped. Emily was astonished and touched after reading Pat's letter to Dr. McGarrett, which revealed John and Pat's unwavering love and commitment to her. Pat gently told Emily that she is an attractive young lady and commended her for admitting that she had acted childish. Lahoma praised Ron on his brilliant performance with Emily. Ron urged Lahoma to accept losing Sam and to pursue a future without him. Lahoma stared blindly at her wedding ring, then slowly removed it from her hand, and made herself comfortable on Ron's couch.

OCTOBER 23, 1969 (EP. #1353)
Pat gasped in recognition when Emily placed her letter to Dr. McGarrett onto the table. Emily informed John and Pat that she came to a crucial decision last night. John and Pat listened intently as Emily gave a detailed account of her evening at the Purple Plum and frightening encounter with Ron. Emily told John and Pat that she was remiss for feeling hurt over Pat going to Chicago until she read her letter to Dr. McGarrett. John and Pat were touched when Emily encouraged them to have a baby, but were shocked by Emily's decision to attend boarding school. Emily asked John and Pat to continue being her legal guardians and hoped she could consider the Randolph residence her home during holidays and school breaks. Mary spoke ruefully of once believing that Alice was going to lead a happy life married to Steve. Alice expressed confidence that Mary will bravely face Rachel for Russ's sake. Alice told Mary that Rachel ruined her future with Steve and that she returned to Russ because Steve flatly rejected her. Susan was aghast when Fred explained that he is having dinner with a client at the Men's Downtown Club. Susan vetoed Fred's idea that they hire a maid to handle the household chores and cooking for them. Fred reflected to Susan that he had grown accustomed to his life as a bachelor and apologized for being inconsiderate to her. Mary chastised Liz for making idle speculation on Alice finding an apartment just as Russ and Rachel are returning to Bay City. Mary feigned happiness for Liz's benefit upon learning from Russ that he and Rachel had arrived home safely. Liz was pleased that Russ accepted Mary's invitation to have dinner at the Matthews house.

Emily: "...I've decided I'd like to go away to boarding school."
Pat: "What! But, Emily, when your mother wanted you to go, you..."
Emily: "I resented it because she was pushing me. But this is my decision -- I think I need some...rules. They call it 'structured environment' and it's what I need. And you need to be able to live your own lives and...and have the baby you want, and..."
John: " have a home here."
Emily: (Gail Dixon, Exit Line) "I want a home here. I'd like it very much if you'd both go on being my guardians...I'd like to come back to this house on my vacations...I'd like to think that this is my home..." (AFTER A PAUSE) "Is that all right with both of you?" (JOHN AND PAT LOOK AT EACH OTHER. PAT GOES TO EMILY, PUTS HER ARMS AROUND HER) "Because I really care about you...and I know you care about me." (LAUGHING, CRYING AND GENERAL EMBRACING. FADE OUT).

Notes: Last appearance of Gail Dixon as Emily Mason.

OCTOBER 24, 1969 (EP. #1354)
Russ laid down the law when Rachel tried to use her pregnancy and their long trip from Mt. Holly to Bay City as excuses to postpone having dinner with Jim and Mary. Pat signed legal documents concerning Emily's guardianship. John and Pat told Dru that Emily decided to go to boarding school after having a jarring experience at the Purple Plum. Pat decided against providing details to Dru on her trip to Chicago until she has completed her consultation with Dr. McGarrett. John and Pat vowed that they would announce it to the world should Dr. McGarrett succeed in helping them conceive a child of their own. Rachel grew indignant when Ernie browbeat her for mistreating Ada. Ernie remonstrated Rachel for justifying Ada's fears by assuming that he knew the facts of Steve and Alice's separation and willingly blurting out her role in the situation. Ernie warned Rachel to stay away from Steve and live with her lies as though she were a decent person. Russ called to finalize plans for himself and Rachel with Jim, who urged Russ not to pressure Alice into coming to the family gathering. Alice was distressed when Russ asserted that he will be offended should she decline his invitation. Mary felt sickly as Russ toasted to the impending birth of his son. Rachel told Jim and Mary that her trip to Mt. Holly was disappointing because she failed to locate Gerald. Alice maintained a pleasant disposition while Russ and Rachel thanked Mary for knitting the sweater for their unborn child. Jim and Mary tried to muster enthusiasm as Russ and Rachel stated that they are naming their baby James Gerald. Alice rallied herself to be gracious when Russ and Rachel asked her to be their baby's godmother.

OCTOBER 27, 1969 (EP. #1355)
Walter was immediately forgiving when Peggy accidentally scheduled an appointment for him to see William T. Boyce, who claimed to be an old friend of Walter's. Russ scolded Susan for performing tests on a patient that would have led to an incorrect diagnosis and potential death. Susan was deeply contrite while meekly telling Russ that she had her assistant do the samples because she needed to get Fred's tuxedo from the dry cleaners. Russ stressed to Susan that her work is essential to the hospital and to be more alert going forward. Walter scoffed at William, who tried to downplay the severity of being indicted for offering a bribe to a county commissioner to secure a road contract. Walter arrogantly refused to represent William and ordered him to leave his office. William taunted Walter for being particular about the clients he acquires since going into private practice, which left Walter visibly shaken. Fred lectured Susan for getting home late from the hospital because he is the chairman of the reception committee for the Bar Association dinner. Fred apologized profusely once Susan explained that she had to redo lab tests for a patient to remedy an error made by her assistant. Wayne joked to Fred, Liz, and Susan that he enjoyed himself immensely at the Bar Association dinner despite his tendency to avoid formal functions. Wayne dodged Susan's inquiry into his business endeavors by harping on Steve being out of town on business lately. Wayne was intrigued when Liz contradicted Fred and Susan's assertion that Walter is a fine man. Liz lied to an inquisitive Wayne that Walter brainwashed someone into obtaining damning evidence that led to Missy's conviction.

OCTOBER 28, 1969 (EP. #1356)
Alice agreed with Lenore's opinion that she would be less lonely by getting a roommate. Lenore was floored by Alice's vehemence when she innocently ascertained that she is not to blame for her breakup with Steve. Lenore quelled Alice's discomfiture by explaining that Steve confided to Walter that he respects Alice's stance that a reconciliation is impossible. Lenore and Alice showed off the purchases they made to each other. Lenore ruefully told Alice that she goes shopping to please Walter, but would prefer to have a baby instead of material possessions. Alice caused Lenore to become bewildered by openly expressing her dislike of Rachel. Ernie was relieved and Rachel feigned joy when Ada arrived home from Florida. Ada defended herself when Rachel browbeat her for telling Ernie about her affair with Steve and schemes against Alice. Rachel boasted to Ada and Ernie that she drew empathy for herself while expertly handling dinner with the Matthews family. Ada reminded Rachel that her marriage to Russ is the only positive thing in her life. Wayne told Jim, Mary, and Liz about his electronics firm. Liz bragged about Wayne's potential merger with Steve, but drew Jim's ire by scolding him for severing ties with Steve after completing an extensive business trip for him. Jim and Mary raised their eyebrows at Wayne's statements that he has enjoyed Liz's hospitality and is thinking of settling permanently in Bay City. Wayne was irked to find his ex-wife Bernice waiting for him in his motel room. Bernice threatened to send Wayne to jail for not paying her alimony, leading Wayne to reveal that he is working on a lucrative business deal and is squiring a lonely, wealthy woman around town.

Bernice: (Introduction Line) (OFF CAMERA) "It's about time."
Wayne: (WHEELS AROUND) "What are you doing here?"
Bernice: (LAUGHS) "What do you think I'm doing here?"
Wayne: "Bernice..."
Bernice: "Don't 'Bernice' me. No games, playboy."

Notes: First appearance of Janis Young as Bernice Robinson.

OCTOBER 29, 1969 (EP. #1357)
Ernie talked Sam into letting Lahoma know that the electric can opener she ordered had arrived. Sam was speechless when he called Lahoma's apartment and the phone was answered by Ron, who was having breakfast with Lahoma. Lahoma felt ashamed once Sam abruptly hung up the phone after telling her about a package he had received for her. Ron reminded a guilt-ridden Lahoma that Sam treated her poorly, encouraged her to file for a divorce, and displayed a lack of consideration towards their marriage by bringing Ellen to the Purple Plum. Lahoma still dreaded upsetting Sam, despite Ron reiterating his belief that she should live her own life. Liz raved about Alice's apartment and gifted her with a ceramic statuette. Alice reacted politely as Liz talked about having dinner and going to a concert with Wayne. Liz caused Alice to become exasperated by calling Rachel impulsive and ridiculous for going to Mt. Holly in a futile attempt to locate Gerald. Alice became evasive as Liz tried to probe her on her enmity towards Rachel and made insinuations about her leaving town shortly after Alice broke her engagement. Liz urged Alice not to be bitter over her separation from Steve. Wayne praised Liz for keeping a warm, inviting home and possessing an acute business sense. Wayne persuaded Liz into hosting a dinner party for him to entertain people he has met since coming to Bay City. Liz happily settled onto the couch while she and Wayne held hands. Ernie gave Sam a lacerating lecture on mistreating Lahoma. Sam decided to continue working on a car rather than join Ernie for dinner. Ernie rushed back into the garage after hearing a crash and a yell from Sam.

OCTOBER 30, 1969 (EP. #1358)
Jim tried to raise Mary's spirits by joking that the bassinette they used for their children is sturdy enough for Rachel's baby. Dru decided to meet Ernie and Ada at the hospital after receiving a call about Sam. Ernie and Ada told Dru that Sam used a defective jack to hold up a car he was fixing, which slipped and caused Sam to be pinned down. Dru grew distraught as Ernie and Ada lamented that Sam was uncharacteristically careless and has been going through a rough time ever since Lee died. Russ told Dru, Ernie, and Ada that Sam sustained a broken arm and internal injuries, was given a blood transfusion, and is having surgery performed on him. Ernie and Dru left to donate blood while Ada called Lahoma to inform her of Sam's accident. Andy Cummings was flummoxed upon learning from Alice that Muriel had moved out of the apartment and is getting married. Andy told Alice that he is a physical therapist in the out-patient clinic of the hospital and briefly dated Muriel. Alice bantered with Andy about Muriel's lifestyle and agreed to go to the movies with him. Ada snapped at Lahoma for bombarding her with questions about Sam's condition. Ada seethed as Lahoma hypothesized that Sam was pre-occupied and upset over Ron answering his phone call. Lahoma contended to Ada that she must live her life and is not beholden to Sam. Mary was startled by Russ's certainty that Rachel will share the sentimentality of using the bassinette that he, Pat, and Alice had as babies. Russ told a dubious Mary that Rachel is excited about being a mother and went to Mt. Holly to tell Gerald that she is having his grandchild. Jim and Mary sadly thought of Russ's happiness towards the baby.

Andy: (Introduction Line) (OFF CAMERA) "Muriel?" [ALICE ANSWERS THE DOOR] "Oh! Oh! I'm sorry...I'm very sorry..."
Alice: "That's all right. Muriel moved out. She's getting married."
Andy: "Oh? I didn't know that."

Notes: First appearance of James Secrest as Andy Cummings.

OCTOBER 31, 1969 (EP. #1359)
Ron told Lahoma that he was worried because she didn't come to work. Lahoma wailed to Ron that Sam has been injured. Ron refused to let Lahoma blame herself for Sam's accident and scolded her for unjustly taking responsibility for Sam's misfortunes. Lahoma told Ron that Sam is unconscious and in critical condition after going through surgery. Ron kissed Lahoma on the cheek and dejectedly left the apartment to leave her alone. Susan asked Lenore for advice because she successfully manages a household while holding a job and keeping Walter happy and content in their marriage. Lenore conceded to Susan that she tolerates the servants that Walter hired and lets him handle the finances, despite her desire to handle everything herself. Walter despairingly looked over a pile of bills. Wayne gave Walter a check for $500.00 to convince Walter to represent him in a case against Harry Mills, who skipped town without paying the rent on his store lease. Walter obtained Steve's approval to work for Wayne, who respected his sense of ethics. Walter folded Wayne's check and placed it in his pocket instead of endorsing it. Mary became annoyed as Liz noted that Rachel did not want children for some time, dislikes the discomfort of pregnancy, and that Russ wears blinders. Liz admitted to Mary that she did not enjoy her time in California because Bill was quite anxious for her to leave. Mary bristled when Liz deplored John and Walter for wrecking her relationship with Bill by revealing her role in getting Missy convicted. Liz accused Mary of resorting to maxims by stating that people must live with the truth. Mary pondered her conversation with Liz and impulsively called Russ.

Liz: "When I was in California. He wanted me to leave."
Mary: "Why?"
Liz: "You know it's all that business about Missy's trial. John and Walter Curtin had to go and tell Bill all about it. Why did they do that?"
Mary: "All the people who knew about it were living a lie. You can't live that sort of lie. You must live with the truth."
Liz: "You and your Sunday school maxims. Things would have been better if Bill had never been told." (SHE HAS BEEN GATHERING UP HER THINGS, AND NOW STANDS UP) "I think I'd better go."
Mary: "I hope you're not going away mad."
Liz: "Oh, no, no. I make allowances for you, Mary."
Mary: (SHE LOOKS AT LIZ, THEN LAUGHS) "You make allowance for me?"

NOVEMBER 3, 1969 (EP. #1360)
Russ acquiesced to Mary's request to stop by the Matthews' house for an important discussion. Mary was consumed with a mixture of determination and fear as she prepared to tell Russ that Rachel has been deceiving him for months. Russ examined Sam's chart in hopes of providing Lahoma with updates on his condition. Russ informed Lahoma that the operation was successful, that x-rays will need to be performed, and that Sam may require an additional surgery. Lahoma was grateful and relieved when Russ promised to request approval for her to assist in Sam's recovery with the caveat that she leaves the hospital to get some rest. Ada demanded that Rachel stay away from Steve. Rachel crowed that Ada should mind her own business after Ada castigated her for getting pregnant by Steve and for compromising her marriage by lying to Russ and being unfaithful to him. Ada sat down to alleviate exhaustion and labored breathing after arguing with Rachel over her deception and schemes. Rachel winced in pain, which caused Ada to immediately rush to her side. Susan accused Liz of needling her about Fred potentially being frugal to prepare for retirement and having limited time to maintain a household because of her job. Liz criticized Susan's skills in entertaining guests, cooking, and cleaning a house. Susan agreed to help Liz with the dinner party she is hosting for Wayne and business associates he has met in Bay City. Rachel frantically asked Ada to contact Russ after experiencing contractions. Russ was flummoxed when Mary addressed him formally as though she were entertaining guests at a party. Ada called to inform Russ that Rachel went into labor.

NOVEMBER 4, 1969 (EP. #1361)
Ada and Ernie fretted over Rachel going into labor a month prior to her due date. Ernie stressed to Ada that hospitals are well-equipped to help premature babies, but was at a loss once Ada voiced concerns that the anesthesia may cause Rachel to talk about Steve while Russ is present. Russ was thrilled while telling Ernie and Ada that Rachel gave birth to a premature, but healthy baby boy. Ernie and Ada congratulated Russ, who explained that the baby will be placed into an incubator and under observation for a few days. Wayne arranged to see Liz in person after Bernice's untimely arrival interrupted their phone conversation. Bernice warned Wayne not to give her the brush off or make excuses for failing to raise funds for them. Wayne reminded Bernice that she will not get money from him should she turn him into the authorities for failing to pay alimony and being involved in shady dealings. Bernice was impressed as Wayne outlined his plot to fool Steve into merging with a phony electronics firm through Walter, who is Steve's attorney and corruptible because he needs money. Ada was relieved to learn from Russ that Rachel did not say anything potentially incriminating. Dru and Ada had mixed feelings as Russ mentioned that Lahoma requested to watch and take care of Sam during his convalescence. Liz was amused that Wayne had picked flowers from her garden and presented it as a bouquet to her. Wayne carped to Liz that Bernice is his business associate who is competent yet aggressive in wanting a large share of the profits, much to Wayne's chagrin. Liz dissembled ignorance on business matters and asked Wayne if he wants the dinner party to be a formal occasion.

Notes: Birth of James Gerald (Jamie) Frame. He weighed three pounds four ounces and was born over a month premature. According to the scripts, he was originally named James Gerald Matthews due to his supposed paternity at this point.

NOVEMBER 5, 1969 (EP. #1362)
Lahoma snuck into Sam's hospital room while carrying a small suitcase. Sam woke up, stared at Lahoma, and turned his head away as though looking at Lahoma was unbearable for him. Nurse Conklin encouraged Rachel to take a few steps so that she can see the baby once she is strong enough. Rachel called to inform Steve that she gave birth to his son and asked Steve to visit her. Steve denied being the father of Rachel's child and insolently stated that he has no intention of seeing her baby. Russ told John and Lahoma that Sam does not need additional surgeries and that the hospital staff are relying on Lahoma to be an unofficial nurse's aide to assist in Sam's recovery. Lahoma sadly told Russ and John that Sam could not stand the sight of her and doubted that she could be helpful to him. Russ urged Lahoma not to take Sam's initial reaction to her presence personally since he is groggy, weak, and in substantial pain. Lahoma admired the flowers gifted to Sam while unpacking some of his personal belongings and stated that she will take care of him. Sam dropped the subject since Lahoma refused to discuss Ron with him. Lahoma grew teary-eyed when Sam expressed happiness over her assisting him. Russ told Rachel that she mumbled incoherently in the delivery room. Rachel's fears were assuaged once Russ explained the treatment for premature babies and laughed when Russ joked that he resembles Winston Churchill. Jim warned Mary that Russ would be devastated should they raise suspicions on the paternity of Rachel's son. Mary grew distraught as Jim emphasized that they cannot ruin Russ's happiness and that they must visit Rachel and the baby soon.

NOVEMBER 6, 1969 (EP. #1363)
Jim told Mary that they must maintain the ruse that James Gerald is their first grandchild for Russ's sake. Jim hypothesized that Russ would be destroyed beyond repair should he discover that Steve may have fathered the baby. Mary resigned to Jim and Alice's belief that they must conceal the truth from Russ. Mary was offended when Jim voiced regret over revealing Rachel's lies to her because Alice's fears that Mary would be too consumed by grief and outrage to keep quiet seemed to be justified. Jim told Russ that he is honored that the baby was named after him and Gerald. Russ beamed and Jim was relieved once Mary reluctantly agreed to visit Rachel and the baby tomorrow. Dru updated Walter on Sam's condition and Rachel delivering a healthy baby boy. Walter felt comforted once Dru reiterated that his experience is an asset to the firm. Dru unwittingly aroused Walter's insecurities by raving about Bill's meticulous, talented, and imaginative professional traits that belie his age. Walter vigorously defended his decision not to represent William T. Boyce because he is a crook, prompting Dru to tactfully emphasize that potential clients are entitled to a defense. Russ and Alice promised John that they will keep him abreast of Sam's condition. John told Russ and Pat that Dr. McGarrett recommended minor surgery to help improve Pat's chances of conceiving a child. Russ got Alice to give her opinion that the baby resembles Rachel and note that he has blue eyes like Russ. Susan apologized after Alice griped that she is being pressured into visiting Rachel. Alice abrasively told Susan that she is ill-equipped to give advice on successfully managing a career and a marriage.

Russ: (about the baby) "Of course his eyes are blue..."
Alice: (QUICKLY) "Like yours."
Russ: "Yeah. How about that?"
Alice: "I really think he looks most like Rachel."
Russ: (DELIGHTED) "You do?"
Alice: "Yes, I do."
Russ: "That's marvelous."
Alice: (CRYPTICALLY) "It's been marvelous for Rachel..."
Russ: "Rachel's got very...strong features...wouldn't you say?"
Alice: "Yes, I think I'd say that."
Russ: "Rachel's hair...with blue eyes...hey! He might turn out to be a lady-killer."

NOVEMBER 7, 1969 (EP. #1364)
Mary permitted a nurse to hurriedly escort her to Rachel's hospital room. Mary acted pleasant while stifling her emotions and gave neutral responses as Rachel chattered about James Gerald growing up to be strong and Russ using his spare time to proudly gaze at the baby. Rachel told Mary that James Gerald is a blessing who will improve her marriage to Russ. Jim guided Mary to the hospital bed so that the two of them could pretend to share in Rachel's joy over the tote bag that they gifted her. Jim and Mary exchanged furtive glances as Rachel raved about life being wonderful. Jerry ribbed Lenore for mentioning that Walter frequents the restaurant in which they chose to have lunch. Lenore impressed Jerry by suggesting that they use a photograph of poor children in a nursery accompanied by the slogan, "Isn't it a great feeling to know you did this?" Walter suppressed his anger as Lenore joked that she had hoped to find Walter at the restaurant. Lenore was upset by Walter's jealous behavior as Jerry opined that she and Walter make a handsome couple. Susan told Fred not to be gallant by denying that he prefers to eat out and accept Liz's dinner invitations to avoid Susan's cooking. Fred and Susan concluded that Liz is throwing a party for Wayne because she enjoys hostess duties. Fred privately realized that Susan was competing with Liz by quitting her job to become a housewife who enjoys entertaining guests. Lenore credited Walter for admitting that he reacted badly to seeing her with Jerry. Lenore asked Walter to love her unconditionally instead of showering her with expensive gifts. Walter was plagued with doubts while reassuring Lenore that they can have a baby at any time.

Production Note: Chet Kingsbury played piano (not organ) during Act II of this episode, which took place at a restaurant and featured Walter, Lenore, and Jerry Collingswood. Jerry mentions that the current slogan for the Community Fund is "Put your money where your heart is."

NOVEMBER 10, 1969 (EP. #1365)
Mary became guarded when Russ arrived to continue their talk that was interrupted by Ada's urgent phone call. Mary stalled by discussing James Gerald being premature, prompting Russ to chastise himself for worrying because the baby has stable vital signs, a good appetite, sturdy lungs, and no digestive problems. Russ echoed Mary's sentiments that the birth of children is miraculous and adds a new dimension to a marriage. Mary grew teary-eyed as Russ marveled that the baby made him a better man and changed his perspective on his and Rachel's marriage. Russ was touched when Mary fibbed that she summoned him for a chat to suggest that he be mindful of Rachel's concerns for her premature son. Ada quizzed an indignant Rachel on Jim and Mary's behavior towards her during their visit. Rachel bragged to Ada that Jim and Mary acted like happy grandparents, showed interest in the baby, and bought her a tote bag. Ada was appalled as Rachel crowed that Alice is concealing the truth from Russ because she hates the fact that Steve loves her, but Ada countered that Steve will not acknowledge that he fathered James Gerald. Rachel ordered Ada to mind her own business in response to Ada's warnings to avoid Steve and play the doting wife to Russ. Peggy faltered when Lahoma blamed herself for Sam's accident because Ron answered his phone call. Lahoma told Dru that Sam's gratitude towards her helping with his recovery has not convinced her to halt divorce proceedings. Liz was floored by Mary's suggestion that she accompany her to see Rachel. Mary and Alice bristled when Liz insinuated that Alice has not visited Rachel because she was offended by her.

Rachel: (about Alice) "...She doesn't want anybody to know."
Ada: "Why not? When it's her own brother that you cheated on?"
Rachel: "Oh, mom. She wouldn't want anybody to know because she'd hate to have anyone realize that Steve ever loved somebody more than he loved her."
Ada: "Alice isn't like that. She cares about people. She's not like you."
Rachel: (OVER) "You bet she's not like me. For one thing, she couldn't hold Steven Frame. She couldn't get his love in the first place. I'm the one he always loved."
Ada: "Rachel, don't think like that."
Rachel: "It's the truth."
Ada: "Did Steve Frame love you well enough to admit that this baby was his?"
Rachel: "Well..."
Ada: "Did he?"
Rachel: "How do you know he won't do that some day?"
Ada: "That's what I mean. Don't think like this..."

NOVEMBER 11, 1969 (EP. #1366)
Alice resigned herself to Rachel's request of coming to her hospital room for a chat. Alice briskly advised Rachel that she cannot forgive her, then hinted that Rachel must live with the possibility that she may expose her deception and machinations to Russ. Rachel and Alice fibbed that they were having a pleasant talk to avoid arousing Liz's suspicions. Liz gifted Rachel with a complete layette for James Gerald and commented that he will grow to be a strong, handsome boy. Rachel cautiously agreed as Liz lamented that Alice has been morose since her engagement party and may be envious of Russ and Rachel having a baby. Liz hinted that Rachel turned to Steve for advice and moral support, causing Rachel to insist that Steve has been a good friend to her and Russ. Lenore was startled to find Walter moving furniture. Walter cited Lenore's hesitance in rearranging the living room while accusing her of wanting to be reminded of Bill. Lenore angrily told Walter that he was being malicious by harping on her past engagement to Bill and contemptuously suggested that Walter obsess over her wanting to marry her high school sweetheart, Frank Ferris. Walter denied the significance of mentioning Bill and urged Lenore to change her clothes and join him for a drink. Andy became frustrated with Alice, who resisted getting intimate with him. Alice blurted out to Andy that she does not care about the consequences of teasing men. Ron criticized Lahoma for trying to be a noble Good Samaritan while making herself miserable to help with Sam's convalescence. Lahoma lamely tried to defend herself against Ron, who griped that she has been giving him the brush off since Sam's accident.

NOVEMBER 12, 1969 (EP. #1367)
Lahoma was miffed that Ellen planned to visit Sam at the hospital. Walter told Steve that he would like to have Sam review Wayne's profit figures because he has a natural gift for accounting. Steve advised Walter that he should inspect Wayne's warehouse and factory to support Wayne's assets before he will consider merging with his electronics firm. Walter got defensive towards Steve's warnings not to live beyond his means. Steve agreed that both he and Walter grew up poor, but asserted that money means more to Walter than it does to him. Jim and Mary dreaded the possibility that Liz may have extracted information out of Rachel concerning Steve and Alice's separation. Liz grew flustered while telling Jim and Mary that Wayne is accomplished in many areas and that they are invited to his dinner party. Jim and Mary felt consternation as Liz mused that Alice has yet to visit James Gerald and that Rachel went to Mt. Holly right after Steve and Alice's engagement party. Liz expressed sympathy for Russ for tolerating Rachel, causing Jim and Mary to castigate Liz for insinuating that Russ's marriage is troubled. Steve told Lenore that Walter is having difficulty in adjusting to being in private practice, that Walter inherited Bill's clients, and knows that everyone at the firm thought highly of Bill. Lenore told Steve that Walter loathes the notion that they cannot afford certain expenses and fretted about Walter brooding over Bill. Ellen breezed into the hospital room as Lahoma was reading "Pride and Prejudice" to Sam. Lahoma claimed to Sam and Ellen that she needs to get ready for work and bade a hasty retreat. Lahoma became upset upon hearing Sam and Ellen cracking jokes.

Steve: "Walter...I was poorer than you ever were. I worked harder than you ever did. I made more money, if you want to know, than you ever will. But I'm not sure it will ever mean to me what it seems to mean to you."

NOVEMBER 13, 1969 (EP. #1368)
Lahoma tried to assure Sam that she is getting enough rest, despite tending to Sam during the day and working at the Purple Plum at night. Sam sarcastically called Ron a fine person for modifying Lahoma's work schedule so that she can take care of him. John agreed with Dru's contentions that Walter is likely feeling the strain of brushing up on his civil and corporate law while he grows accustomed to private practice. Dru ruefully surmised to John that Walter dislikes handling Bill's old clients and is depressed because he rejected William T. Boyce as a potential client. Lahoma humbly dismissed Ada's assertions that she is helping Sam recover and that he will reconsider Lahoma's role in his life. Ada got Lahoma to profess her love for Sam. Lahoma felt conflicted when Ada opined that she must quit dating Ron and move out of his apartment should she wish to reconcile with Sam. Sam admitted to Ernie and Ada that he was careless in using a defective jack. Ada urged Sam to concentrate on getting well to counter Ernie's suggestion that he return to the firm instead of working at the garage. Sam teased Ernie for being overly worried and concerned for Rachel. Ernie and Ada felt miserable as Sam insisted that Lahoma is playing nursemaid because she feels pity for him and nothing more. John informed Jim and Mary that Dr. McGarrett performed minor surgery on Pat. Jim and Mary mustered enthusiasm as John marveled over James Gerald being healthy yet premature. Mary told Jim that she cannot bear the lies and hypocrisy of hiding the truth from Russ. Jim and Mary disguised their anguish as John expressed hope that Pat's child will be as precious to them as James Gerald.

Ernie: "Maybe Rachel will stop in to see you soon."
Sam: "Oh, I can't wait."
Ada: "You must be feeling better."
Sam: "I just mean she'll just come bouncing in here, all proud of herself and bragging about how soon she will get to leave this place...and here I'll be, just taking it all in."
Ernie: "Well, she should be proud. They don't keep them long when they're in to have a baby anymore. I guess I'm old-fashioned."
Sam: "You're old-fashioned when it comes to worrying, that's for sure."

NOVEMBER 14, 1969 (EP. #1369)
Steve felt ill when Russ grabbed his arm to drag him to see Rachel and the baby. Susan greeted Fred effusively when he came home from work and described the exciting day she'd had darning his socks. Susan was very disappointed when Fred claimed he was too tired to accompany her to Liz's. Steve was monosyllabic as Russ and Rachel spoke of James Gerald. Rachel was nervous and angry when Steve refused to admit the baby was his and threatened to tell all to Russ. Steve was angered and bothered by Alice's snide remarks, but was unsure of himself when Alice pointed out he couldn't be sure the baby wasn't his. Susan winced as Liz praised her caricatures, which they intended to use as place mats for the party. Liz speculated the novelty was close to wearing off when Susan stated she enjoys staying at home. Susan counted to ten when Liz made a disparaging remark about Fred's age.

NOVEMBER 17, 1969 (EP. #1370)
Liz phoned Susan, working with some dismay on a pie, to say she was coming over. Dru told Peggy not to get her hopes up that Lahoma would drop the divorce action. Peggy wondered if Lahoma were in love with Ron, then they giggled as they plotted to get Sam to do some work for them. Ernie and Ada wondered about where Sam will go once he gets out of the hospital, especially since Ada intended to spend a lot of time helping Rachel with the baby. Susan protested when Liz attacked the pie with a knife, but couldn't resist sampling the poor lopsided thing herself. Susan wondered why Liz was taking so much pleasure in helping Wayne with his party. Walter was suspicious when Lenore complimented him for arranging the merger with Wayne. It galled Walter very much when Lenore reported that Missy wrote Bill received a big fee and a big bonus from an important client.

NOVEMBER 18, 1969 (EP. #1371)
Rachel got a disgusted reaction when Russ answered the phone to Ada. Russ wasn't keen on moving right away when Rachel insisted the baby should have his own room. Rachel placidly continued brushing her hair after fending off Russ's kisses. Pat was excited at the prospect of having babies when John brought her home from Chicago. John related how enamored Rachel seemed of the baby. Steve thought he was starting to sound too holy for words when Walter didn't want his hands soiled defending a crook like Boyce. Peggy and Lahoma munched on the candy Ellen brought Sam. Lahoma became huffy when Peggy inquired about Ron, but admitted she didn't love him.

NOVEMBER 19, 1969 (EP. #1372)
Alice was surprised to hear Muriel hadn't married Harold, who got cold feet. Alice offered to move out so she could have her place back, but Muriel suggested they share the apartment. Alice confided she'd been told something at her engagement party that changed her mind about Steve. Wayne was disgusted when Bernice walked up to their table and he was forced to introduce her to Liz as his associate. Though Bernice's angling was obvious, Liz and Wayne felt obliged to invite her to the party. Fred felt Liz was just taking a kindly interest in a new man in town who didn't know very many people, but Susan suspected Wayne wanted more. Susan became jealous when Fred reminisced about the good times he'd had with Liz. Ada quizzed Sam about Ellen, then urged him to start appreciating Lahoma and stop fooling around with Ellen.

Notes: First appearance of Jenny O'Hara as Muriel Burke.

NOVEMBER 20, 1969 (EP. #1373)
Rachel brooded over her predicament when Russ told her James needed to gain only four more ounces before he could be released from hospital. Russ good-naturedly warned John he might have to take a back seat to a baby if one arrives. Russ was bothered when John speculated on why Jim and Mary didn't have much time to visit with the baby. Pat visited to bring Rachel a tiny pair of bright red sleepers for the baby, then offered to store the old couch since Rachel wouldn't have room for it once the new convertible couch she ordered arrived. Rachel smiled in acquiescence and tried to get into the swing of the girl-talk as Pat spoke of being able to conceive now that she's seen a doctor. Bernice threatened to send him to alimony jail if Wayne didn't cut her in on his "extortion" of Liz. Wayne worried she'd ruin everything by showing up at the party, but she feared he'd run out on her again before paying her the $3,500 he'd promised. Wayne smiled and said he understood when Walter, writing him a personal check for the amount, explained he'd accidentally deposited the money order he collected from Wayne's bad tenant into his personal account. Walter winced privately when Wayne told John he'd heard Boyce paid his lawyer $25,000 for his acquittal.

NOVEMBER 21, 1969 (EP. #1374)
Ellen was terribly embarrassed to waltz into Sam's room to find Lahoma reading to him from the newspaper. Lahoma puttered around straightening up after insisting Ellen sit down and read the paper to Sam. Lahoma angrily defended Ron when Ellen muffed it by saying she'd heard what a swinger he is. Liz hoped Susan knew enough about cooking not to make coq au vin in a chafing dish, and Susan got angry when Liz advised her not to attempt hosting a lavish dinner like Liz gives. When Susan brought up how much younger Wayne was, Liz smiled viciously and made a comparison to Fred. Ernie warned Ada they couldn't take care of both Sam and the baby. Lahoma became agitated when Ron wanted to turn a passionate kiss into something more. Lahoma apologized for not giving him what he had a right to come to expect from her. He left gracefully after agreeing Lahoma can stay on in the apartment.

NOVEMBER 24, 1969 (EP. #1375)
A frantic Susan pretended to agree with Fred's sage pre-dinner party advice. Dru advised Walter not to dwell so much on Boyce or the large fee he paid his lawyer. Rachel insisted she hadn't been avoiding Ada, and, though a little disturbed, put on a good face when Ada wondered if she'd been seeing a lot of Jim and Mary. Ada watched with interest and curiosity as two deliverymen arrived to drop off a new couch and pick up the old one. A defiant Rachel rationalized reasons why she would sleep in the convertible couch-bed. Liz pressed Mary to tell her why Alice broke off her engagement. Mary was flustered when Liz also wanted to know why she hasn't seen much of the baby. Walter and Lenore assured Susan her dinner had been fine. Walter was made thoughtful and unhappy when Lenore wondered to Susan what they could do if either of their husbands earned a $25,000 fee.

NOVEMBER 25, 1969 (EP. #1376)
When an angry Russ wondered whatever possessed Rachel to buy a $300 couch, she explained she'd stay with the baby in the living room so Russ could get a full night's sleep in the bedroom. Pat told an inquisitive Susan she personally had plenty to do around the house to keep busy, and advised her to discover the joys of reading. Pat, who liked sitting around the house enjoying John's company, smiled conclusively at the thought that Susan would get used to keeping house, but Susan was unconvinced. Dru wondered if he could impose on Sam to help him out with some emergency research and was delighted when Sam, privately pleased, grudgingly agreed. Wayne paid Bernice $500, insisting he needed the rest to keep up the pressure on Steve. Wayne revealed he felt he would be able to pull Walter in so deep he'll never surface since Walter had pocketed his fee instead of turning it over to the firm. Bernice was intrigued to hear Walter handled Steve's legal business.

Bernice: "I thought he (Steve) was your target?"
Wayne: (Edmund Hashim, Exit Line) "Oh, he is; he is.. but our friend Mr. Curtin is handling all his legal business, my dear..." (TAKE BERNICE, APPRECIATIVE, AND FADE OUT).

Notes: Last appearance of Edmund Hashim as Wayne Addison.

NOVEMBER 26, 1969 (EP. #1377)
Alice came to relieve Muriel, who informed her both Steve and Rachel were due at the hospital on separate errands. Russ couldn't imagine who when Muriel speculated that someone came between Alice and Steve, but she promised to fill him in if Alice ever tells her what really went down. Peggy let John in on her conspiracy with Dru to lure Sam back to work at the office. Peggy told John that Lahoma was waiting for Sam to give her a sign that he loved her. John had Peggy make lunch reservations when Jim showed up for a meeting with Mary in tow. When John explained that setting up a savings account in James' name was the best way to establish a trust fund for him, Jim and Mary desperately hoped Russ and Rachel had forgotten they ever talked about it. Taking the baby home, Rachel stepped off the elevator to find Steve and Alice talking awkwardly at the nurses' station. Steve, who saw the baby for the first time, was annoyed when Rachel cooed about the baby to Alice, white-faced and rigid. Alice told Rachel off for being not only stupid, selfish, faithless, and ungrateful, but also vindictive and cruel.

Rachel: "Isn't he just beautiful? Isn't he the handsomest thing you ever saw in your whole life?"
Steve: (AS ALICE CANNOT ANSWER) "He looks just fine..."
Rachel: "Alice? Don't you think he's adorable?"
Alice: "Yes. I think all babies are... adorable..."
Rachel: "Yes, but James Gerald is really adorable. Don't you think so? Oh, listen to me, going on like a mother. Stop me, somebody."
Steve: "Why don't you stop yourself?"

Notes: First appearance of Jamie Frame. Referred to as James Gerald until December 24, 1969.

NOVEMBER 27, 1969: Pre-empted for American Football League Game.

NOVEMBER 28, 1969 (EP. #1378)
Alice asked for something stronger when she came home to find Muriel sharing a beer with Andy Cummings, hospital therapist. Pat told Mary how desperately she wanted a baby and how lucky Rachel was to already have one. Liz was disappointed Mary didn't disapprove of her and Wayne. Mary became angry when Liz implied men will consider Alice easy prey now that she's living on her own. Ernie complained to Sam that Ada was slaving over the baby while Rachel did her nails. They agreed that though Rachel made a big fuss over the baby, it wasn't the same as being a good mother. His exhausted state belied Sam's insistence he would be strong enough to take care of himself once he's released. After Muriel left for work, Andy made a pass at Alice, who complained of being such a goody-goody.

DECEMBER 1, 1969 (EP. #1379)
Walter was disturbed when Peggy reminded him his mortgage payment was due. After they arrived early for the party, Bernice told Wayne he was a bushel basket full of promises when he insisted it would take time to swindle Steve. Bernice suggested he give up Steve and concentrate on Liz, but he felt it was a small con in comparison. Liz laughed self-deprecatingly, pleased when Wayne offered her a lavish toast. Susan burned up as Liz made little of her housewife abilities in front of everyone. Wayne hastily crossed over to Steve to take his coat. Steve and Bernice looked at each other in frank curiosity when Liz introduced them. The rest of the cast produced a babble of conversation from the living room as Fred assured a despondent Susan that their age difference didn't matter, while Liz eavesdropped and smiled a Cheshire smile. Liz was enchanted when Wayne put significant pauses into his praise. Steve dragged Walter off when Lenore was mortified by his heavy drinking. Steve told Walter to keep mum that he intended to take over Western General Electronics (WGE). Lenore told Susan she feels the same undercurrents here as during Alice's engagement party. After Steve told a concerned Lenore that Walter would be right up to bed, Walter listened attentively when Steve advised him to look out for number one and not get all full of over-refined sensibilities.

Wayne: (Robert Milli, Introduction Line, to Liz's maid) "Oh, hello. I'm Mr. Addison, and this is Miss Robinson."

Notes: First appearance of Robert Milli as Wayne Addison.

DECEMBER 2, 1969 (EP. #1380)
Rachel insisted to Ada she hadn't done anything to make Jim and Mary suspicious of the baby, but was glad they weren't around to breathe germs on him. Rachel wouldn't let Russ hold Jamie for more than a moment before grabbing him and marching off to the bedroom. When Walter confided that things were moving with Steve, Wayne inferred that Steve was interested in WGE . Lenore and Walter visited and had cocktails with Russ and Rachel. Russ kidded Walter about losing Lenore (who gushed over Jamie) if she ever has a baby of her own. Rachel squirmed then fumed when Russ felt there was no reason not to invite his parents over. Liz was bowled over when Wayne gave her a gold pin to show his appreciation. Wayne encouraged her to buy WGE stock as he'd had it on good authority that it was being absorbed by a larger company, but Liz, who owned only blue chip stock, didn't want to take a gamble. She didn't like it when Wayne harped on the money she could make, though she didn't want to stop tingling over him either.

Production Notes: Included in the script is a memo to furnish a report on the Ad Council messages scheduled for the July-December 1969 period once the December campaign had been scheduled. The memo includes instructions to provide specific days each campaign was used and the reasons for any schedule changes as received from P&G.

DECEMBER 3, 1969 (EP. #1381)
Russ foresaw an enjoyable evening when Jim and Mary came for dinner. Susan couldn't stop wondering to Fred why Liz had wanted to give Wayne's party for him. Fred forbade her from discussing Liz's men friends with her. Lahoma groused to Peggy that Sam disapproved of her working at the Purple Plum and raved about Ellen working for Steve. Lahoma confided Ron is only charging her half-rent, but felt it wasn't Peggy's business to know of any intimate relations with him. As her legal advisor, Fred felt obliged to warn Liz to be careful about her money. Liz couldn't bring herself to voice her suspicions outright when she admitted Wayne had wanted her to buy some WGE stock. Mary and Jim felt helpless when Russ felt sure what she had wanted to tell him the night the baby was born was that it would be early. Mary and Jim were in agony at the thought of repeat visits when Rachel came out kootchy-kooing the baby.

DECEMBER 4, 1969 (EP. #1382)
Liz was torn when Wayne phoned to confirm their concert date that evening. John thought Sam's research into Dru's case brilliant, then they discussed how Walter was anxious to tackle his own cases, not only Bill's old ones. John realized he'd better start searching for a replacement when Sam maintained he would be going back to work at the garage. Dru came over to have Moo Goo Gai Pan at Alice's. An upset Alice admitted she still loved Steve, but vowed to start over with someone else. Wayne became self-incriminating to clear the air when he noticed Liz was cool to his flattery. Liz was partially mollified when Wayne, insisting his intentions were mirror bright, claimed he was glad she'd refused his investment tip. Wayne boasted to Bernice that he'll soon have both Liz and Walter under his control. Wayne was confident Liz would bite the next time he advised her on stock.

Wayne: "Have you forgotten the first lesson I taught you?"
Bernice: "You didn't teach me anything, you practiced on me."

DECEMBER 5, 1969 (EP. #1383)
Dru wondered why Liz summoned him. Liz denied it when Dru tried to read more into it when she spoke of Wayne's stock tip, but he realized she was really worried about being betrayed by a man who seemed to mean so much to her. Dru was distressed to hear Ernie felt Sam wouldn't allow anyone to help take care of him once he's released. Discussing why Alice still seemed to be affected by Steve, Muriel and Andy realized Rachel might be the one who had rocked Alice. After Ada put the baby to bed with a half-sad smile on her face, Rachel came home raving about the fancy new apartment building in the Prospect section. Ada was furious and speechless when Rachel felt Steve could pay part of the $315 rent since it was his baby.

DECEMBER 8, 1969 (EP. #1384)
Bernice found it hard to believe Wayne came over to ask her not to leave town. Wayne needed her to reassure Liz of his sterling character by dropping the names of three business associates, who were all conveniently out of the country. Rachel honestly didn't mind getting up at night when the baby cried, as it meant she could be asleep when Russ got home from work. Rachel was secretly apprehensive when Russ said his parents haven't mentioned the trust fund to him, then resented his refusal to move into the hi-rise. Steve was amused that Walter was frothing at the mouth over Steve's snapping up of WGE stock. Steve reminded him that the SEC forbade an insider like Walter from buying stock before the merger goes through. Sam didn't listen to Peggy as he insisted that as long as Lahoma lived in Ron's apartment she would never consent to being a nursemaid to him at home. Peggy glanced from one to the other in dismay as Ellen bounced in and started chattering to Sam.

DECEMBER 9, 1969 (EP. #1385)
Liz phoned to ask Bernice to lunch. Banker O'Malley reminded Walter he's fallen behind in his loan payments. John and Dru found it irritating that Walter had stood them up for their meeting. Liz's ears were pricked when Bernice casually dropped the names of all three on Wayne's "associates." Bernice was dismayed when Liz claimed to know Col. Dobson. Appearing to have got a trifle smashed on her cocktail, Bernice told her about how modest Wayne was about his financial success. A happy Lenore felt sure she'd be even happier with a baby, but Susan (who confessed that housework bores her) didn't feel the same. Dru fumed to John that they were wasting their time trying to figure out Walter's case. An embarrassed and distracted Walter finally showed up at the office and, desperate for an acceptable lie, claimed he'd been detained by a judge.

DECEMBER 10, 1969 (EP. #1386)
Glad to find Lahoma alone in Sam's room, Russ told her that no way was Sam well enough to live alone and look after himself. A belligerent Sam wouldn't accept Russ's advice, and shut Lahoma out completely. Susan found Liz happily preparing for an evening with Wayne, and was really sympathetic when Wayne phoned to break the date since she saw how it disappointed Liz. Dru wondered if Jim remembered Rafe Carter from Somerset, since Liz told him Wayne had done some business there. Jim was uncomfortable when Dru asked him what it was like to be a grandfather. Fred didn't believe Susan's assertion that Liz had been heartbroken when Wayne canceled their plans. Susan's fury mounted when Fred chose to take his Hobart clients out to dinner rather than have them over. Since she'd given up her job so she could stay home and entertain his business friends, she became childish and unreasonable when Fred wouldn't even let her accompany him tonight. Really in a neurotic mood, Susan deplored her life, then kicked the groceries after Fred left, then poured herself a drink.

Notes: First reference to Somerset.

DECEMBER 11, 1969 (EP. #1387)
Rachel and Pamela got into a shouting match when Rachel barged into Steve's office without permission. Steve didn't want Rachel to bother him with her living arrangements when she described the new building. When she ventured he'd like to help pay the rent, Steve looked at her for a long moment, on the verge of exploding with anger, but finally he just laughed. He marched her to the door after informing her he has no intention of supporting a child that wasn't his. John accepted Walter's apology for missing the meeting, then Walter floundered and lied that the message from the loan company was for a friend. Ernie was upset that Rachel was running Ada ragged, and complained that Russ and Ada both take too much guff from Rachel, whom he felt seemed to be shoving Russ right out of her life. Wayne assured Walter the bit of work he needed done was unrelated to Steve's business. Wayne easily talked him into letting him buy WGE stock for Walter with the fee for the bit of work, a title search.

Pam: (Introduction Line) "I'm sorry, but you have no appointment."

Notes: Appearance by Irene Kling as Pam Sloan.

DECEMBER 12, 1969 (EP. #1388)
Ada was stunned when Rachel admitted already asking Steve for the rent money. A smug Rachel was mostly confident that Russ wouldn't leave her if he found out he wasn't the father, then was thrown by the vehemence of Ada's warnings to stay away from Steve. Dru begged off and suggested a private detective when Liz wanted him to contact the names of Wayne's associates she'd cleverly extracted from Bernice. Liz agreed she shouldn't be so upset when Dru noticed she was quivering about Wayne's possible lack on interest. Sam couldn't convince Ada and Ernie he was capable of walking on his own for more than five minutes, but they convinced him to come stay at their house. Lenore thought it made him look distinguished when Walter pointed out the jowl in her sketch of him. She implored him to believe he'd given her enough presents, but Walter was desperate to do anything to make her happy. Lenore said the one thing she wants above anything is a baby.

DECEMBER 15, 1969 (EP. #1389)
John was oblivious that her breakfast nauseated Pat. Russ lauded Rachel's parenting skills to a doubtful Alice. Trapping Alice into admitting she had no plans, Russ roped her into coming to dinner to see Rachel and the baby. When a glowing Pat insisted she was with child and wanted to name any girl "Mary," Mary cautioned her to wait until she was sure to tell John. John, worried when Ernie told him Sam intends to convalesce alone, promised to talk to Sam straight from the shoulder. Russ was bothered when Rachel said Alice didn't need to do the dishes since Ada would do them tomorrow morning. Rachel looked forward to the increase in salary when Russ mentioned he'd been advised about going into private practice. Alice found it absolutely revolting when Rachel trotted out the baby one last time after Russ went out to bring the car around.

DECEMBER 16, 1969 (EP. #1390)
Anxious over Wayne, Liz accused Susan of putting Fred up to warning her about Wayne, now that Fred has gone soft in the head and will do anything Susan wants. When Liz went on to accuse her of being jealous and wanting to begrudge her any happiness, Susan flounced out of the house slamming the door behind her. John had Peggy set up a date with Dean Brewster to discuss possible bright young men to come work for them. John and Peggy agreed Lahoma has done all she can to convince Sam she loved him. Alice was a trifle self-conscious when she realized Jim and Mary hoped she had feelings for Andy, who lived in her building. When Jim and Mary fretted about having to contribute to a trust fund that Rachel intended to use to pay for a big apartment, Alice told them that any mention of money was indelibly engraved on Rachel's brain. Lahoma appreciated it when Ron showed up with a bottle of wine and a hamper of food. Ron thought it too good to be true when Lahoma told him Sam didn't need her anymore, but she hesitatingly responded to his kiss and toast.

DECEMBER 17, 1969 (EP. #1391)
Fred and Susan kissed happily after deciding to drive to Fort Devlin for dinner. Susan was furious when Fred had to cancel at the last minute to meet clients. Fred thought her attitude unreasonable and unkind, but she maintained she was lonely. She was partially placated when he promised they would plan their delayed wedding trip, but was displeased he had time to drop in on Liz. Dru easily convinced Sam to do some additional research until his replacement arrived. Mary met with scatter-brained Luella Watson, whose role as chairman of the Woman's Club she was taking over. Luella was bound for Milwaukee to tend a daughter (mother of three) who'd broken her ankle. Mary moaned to Jim that she was required to have her photo taken with the Business's Chairman, Steve. Liz wasn't interested in Fred's attempts to smooth over ruffled feathers with Susan. Fred admitted he must have been wrong when a delighted Liz brandished a newspaper clipping that described how WGE stock soared after a merger.

Mary: "More coffee, Luella?" (RISING:)
Luella: (Introduction Line) "What? Oh, yes, lovely, thank you. What was I saying?" (THEN:) "Mary, where have you hidden your sugar bowl?"

Notes: First appearance of Dorothy Blackburn as Luella Watson.

DECEMBER 18, 1969 (EP. #1392)
Sam cut himself shaving after refusing Lahoma's help, and she couldn't help but laugh when he dropped both the razor and the mirror. After they failed to convince Sam it would be risky to live alone, John advised Lahoma to wait for the right opportunity to be more aggressive. Walter lamented that Lenore had to sketch him with charcoal she kept in a shoe box. A nervous Walter tried to dissuade Lenore from consulting a doctor about her inability to conceive. Liz was ecstatic with Wayne's onslaught of charm. Walter pooh-poohed Steve's apology for hogtying him about buying stock. Steve, who'd collected toys in his office for the Children's Home Christmas party, was stunned when Mary arrived to inform him she would be standing in for Luella.

DECEMBER 19, 1969 (EP. #1393)
A cool and collected Mary informed a subdued Steve she knew exactly why Alice broke their engagement. Mary softened when Steve swore on his honor that he did not in any way pursue Rachel, that Rachel pursued him. They were uncomfortable as they edged gingerly closer on the photographer's request. Liz stopped by to thrust the newspaper clipping triumphantly at Dru, who didn't really understand when she spoke of the sparkle life has taken on. Walter asked Wayne to cash out the few WGE stocks he'd bought for Walter, then sheepishly requested he not mention it to Steve. Walter overwhelmed Lenore with all sort of expensive painting equipment. Walter was unhappy when their passionate kiss led Lenore to talk of getting pregnant.

Mary: (To Steve) "Oh, I really do know all right. I know what you did to my son... to my daughter. (BURSTS OUT:) I know what you did to Rachel! So there's nothing to say, is there?"

Notes: Memo, dated 11/7/69 from EP Hill to Producer Manetta with cc to various others:
"On the show of 1393 which we will tape Tuesday, December 9, there will be a picture taken of Steve and Mary, which will be used in several shows beyond that date.
"Will you please arrange to have a photographer take these pictures sometime between run thru and dress, or dress and taping depending on which is most convenient for all concerned.
"Steve should be in a business suit, Mary in an appropriate dress or suit, knowing that she would be having her picture taken."
"Since the occasion of the photo session has to do with publicity for the Bay City Woman's Club Party for Poor Children, and will be taken in Steve's office, his desk should be stacked with all sorts of beautifully wrapped Christmas presents and other toys, so it is clear that they are all presents for children.
"Thanks, All."

DECEMBER 22, 1969 (EP. #1394)
Steve was almost belligerently affirmative when he agreed to escort old girlfriend Sally Collins to a party. Lahoma walked in to find Sam and Ada arguing about where he'd be headed after he was checked out tomorrow morning. Liz tried to make Fred admit he was all wrong about Wayne, whom she thought a charming, intelligent, and sincere human being. Though fond of her, Steve was slightly bored with feather-head Sally, who wanted to know if he was carrying a torch for Alice. Steve returned her expert kiss passionately, but suggested dinner in lieu of continuing in that vein. A blue Lahoma prophesied to Dru her marriage would end tomorrow when Sam was released as she'd failed to make Sam realize he really did love her after all. Dru advised her to grasp the right opportunity when it came along.

DECEMBER 23, 1969 (EP. #1395)
Pat's face shone as she phoned to make an appointment with Dr. Ramirez. Lahoma helped Sam pack, then hurried out, close to tears, when Ernie arrived to drive him home. Pat and Lenore ran into each other in the waiting room, and Lenore glowed at Pat's description of morning sickness as if it were the greatest of good fun. Sam was stunned and Ernie thrilled to find Lahoma awaiting them at Sam's apartment. Sam floundered when Lahoma, insisting it was no imposition, decided to sleep on the couch so she could be nearby to help him. While trimming the tree, Pat broke down and confessed to John that she had mistakenly thought she was pregnant. John did his best to comfort her.

DECEMBER 24, 1969 (EP. #1396)
Dru walked in as Mary complained bitterly to Jim about having to have her picture taken with Steve. Mary tried to laugh when Dru commented on how grim she and Steve looked in the picture. Straining to be pleasant and unruffled, she and Jim declined to accompany Dru to see the baby. Susan was in raptures when Fred described their trip to Jamaica next week. Susan's expression hardened when Fred learned Tony plans to come in next week for ten days for a recruiting drive at the University for his research lab (he's now a computer programmer). She was miserably uncomfortable not being able to offer to cancel their plans. Russ marveled that Rachel allowed Dru to hold the baby. Dru thought they made a beautiful couple as they good-naturedly argued about the new apartment. Rachel was feeling so warmly that Russ was able to lead her to the bedroom for a change. John took Jim into the other room to discuss Jamie's savings account, so Pat could be comforted by Mary about not being pregnant.

Notes: That Fred claimed not to have seen Tony in four years is incorrect, and can be dismissed as a topical reference. Russ's reference to the baby as Jamie was the first; he'd been known as James Gerald (both names always used) in all previous references.

DECEMBER 25, 1969 (EP. #1397)
Rachel was reluctant to go caroling with Russ when Ada and Ernie arrived to sit with the baby. Alice helped John and Pat set buffet-style food on a decorated table and insisted she preferred spending tonight alone. Ada told Ernie that Rachel has the idea Steve was really madly in love with her and should come trotting up on some big white horse, drag her off, and marry her. Lahoma bade Sam drink his nourishing milkshake, then thrust a present at him. Lahoma thanked him for his present of a little character doll dressed like a nurse, but dashed Sam's spirits by mentioning her boss's bonus helped her pay for his pen set. Dru tried to make excuses when Liz complained to Mary and Jim that Russ and Rachel hadn't bothered to stop by and see them last night. Liz laughed at how Mary and Steve looked like pewter mugs in their photo. In raptures obviously thinking of Wayne, Liz remarked she couldn't imagine whatever possessed her to once consider moving to California to be near Bill, Missy, and Ricky. As the others sang carols, Lenore sniffed to Pat then Walter about not being pregnant: Fred assured Susan he didn't mind not seeing Tony next week: Alice turned away when Rachel fawned over Russ: Peggy tried to find out who knew all the verses to the seven days of Christmas.


Notes: Nineteen of the major characters (all save Wayne and Bernice) appeared in this episode.

Notes: Memo, dated 12/3/69 from EP Hill to Producer Manetta and cc to Director Pressman:
"Arrange to have Bill Wolff read the following Christmas Greeting copy at the tag of show 1397 that plays on Christmas day:
"Also, if at all possible, lets arrange to cut this show for a crawl which we could super over the Act IV group as they sing "Silent Night," ending up the show with Bill Wolff's Christmas Message.

DECEMBER 26, 1969 (EP. #1398)
Bernice, furious at Wayne for still not having paid back the money he took from her while they were married, said Quincy (his "business associate") told her Wayne made a lot of money over WGE. She was subdued when he revealed it was with Walter's money that he'd bought the stock, since he didn't have enough of his own. Wayne refused to consider it when Bernice suggested he marry Liz to get her money. After Susan made Alice taste-test her beef Bourguignon, she quizzed her about Tony. Alice remembered Tony as steady, solid, and dependable, like his father. Alice noticed how awful Fred felt about missing Tony next week. Fred gathered Susan into his arms when she decided to cancel their trip so they both can see Tony. As they played checkers, Peggy couldn't convince Sam to return to the office. Peggy thought Sam a coward when he averred he no longer had the right to meddle in Lahoma's private life. Liz and Wayne thanked each other for their Christmas gifts, then he forewent the toast in favor of kissing her. Liz was uninterested when Wayne advised her to offset a tax loss with a gain by purchasing some of his property. Wayne was utterly defeated when Liz refused to let something as petty as money mar their friendship.

Notes: Whitfield Connor temporarily played the role of Fred Douglas.

DECEMBER 29, 1969 (EP. #1399)
Liz thought Wayne perfectly sagacious when Jim validated the wisdom of Wayne's tax advice. Liz wasn't concerned when Jim wondered why she felt the need to check up on Wayne, but Jim realized she wanted to make sure he was well-off. Jim worried over Liz like a matriarch when she mused about buying Wayne's property. Alice claimed she was just tipsy and tired when Muriel wanted to know why she told Andy it bothered her to have Rachel refer to her as a goody-goody. Not wanting to anger or sleep with Russ, Rachel made excuses about needing to stay out in the living room in case the baby awoke. An opportunistic Rachel accepted some kisses and caresses to appeal to his protectiveness rather than his sexuality as she tried to convince him they needed a bigger place. A scheming Rachel agreed they should have dinner at his parents', then reluctantly complied to his request to spend the night with her. Mary advised Jim not to lose sleep over Liz since she was more clever than they give her credit for. Mary was dismayed and suspicious when Russ called to say Rachel's changed her mind about coming to dinner.

Russ: "You hardly let me near my own son, Rachel..."

DECEMBER 30, 1969 (EP. #1400)
Lahoma commented that since Sam obviously loved the research he was doing right then for Dru, he should take the bar exams in January. Sam was hurt then bitter when Lahoma spoke only of his professional, not personal, future. Liz thought Susan purposely contrary when she wouldn't enthuse over Liz's efforts to broaden her horizons with clubwork. Susan was angry when Liz rubbed it in that her marriage turned out to be a drudgery of housework and not the perfect panacea she'd planned. Tony told Fred he couldn't wait to meet Susan, and described how his job was like crossing architecture with language. Susan liked Tony right off, but she swirled her drink and felt very excluded from the conversation as Fred and Tony caught up. Lenore wanted Walter to resolve with her to have a baby in the new year. Lenore found it marvelous after reading Dr. Ramirez's letter that she was able to have a baby, but Walter was bitter that it implied he was unable to give her a child.

Fred: "Great to see you again, Tony. Just great."
Tony: ([Re]introduction Line) "Sorry to drag you away from work, Dad."

Notes: Re-introduction of Alex Canaan as Tony Douglas.
Alex Canaan (Tony Douglas) was the first actor to resume a contract role on AW.

DECEMBER 31, 1969 (EP. #1401)
Russ dropped off some baby supplies and told his parents that he would be detained at work until about nine, but Rachel and the baby will be over at six. Wayne complained to Bernice that Liz was turning out to be a tough customer, but was jubilant after receiving a call to meet Steve. Mary was reluctant to discuss with Alice her meeting with Steve. Alice was sure Rachel was up to something by coming over tonight without Russ. Peggy told John he has an appointment with Brewster to discuss a replacement for Sam. John told her he'd never hold Sam back if he wanted to become a partner at some other firm. Rachel predicted to an uncomfortable Mary and Jim that Jamie would be a very strong and determined scrapper. Rachel tried to restrain herself as she described all the things Jamie would need to grow. More desperately and pointedly, Rachel mentioned the trust fund, and was at her wit's end when Russ's arrival curtailed the discussion. Promising to talk more about it with them, Rachel smiled winningly at Mary and Jim, who smiled back as best they could.

Rachel: "And you'll have to get to know our Jamie; he's quite the little character..."
Mary: "Is he? You can tell already?"
Rachel: "Oh, sure."