MARCH 31, 1965 (EP. #269)
Pat found a seedy motel after having run away when she no longer felt she belonged in polite society. Pat let seedy Larry talk to her in a coffee shop and then follow her back to her room.
Pat: (about Larry, then herself): "At first I was afraid to get up and go out. I thought, "He'll follow me, and outside it'll be worse than here." He kept on talking to me. I don't remember what he was saying...but I began to be less frightened. I began to feel...almost calm. I thought, "I'm no better than he is...no matter how he talks or what he does. I'm sure he's never killed another human being...or murdered a baby before it was born. I thought, "Who am I to think I'm better than he is? This is exactly where I belong. I've found people I belong with."
JUNE 23, 1965 (EP. #286)
John and his best man Dru waited by the fireplace while down the staircase came Mary, Missy, Alice, and finally Pat in her wedding dress escorted by Jim.
Alice: "You said, 'absolutely fresh and new.' That reminded me.."
Pat: "Of what?"
Alice: "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. You have to have them all, Pat. It's good luck."
Appearance by Randoloph cousin Anita Corby.
PRODUCTION NOTE: Request of four extras for John and Pat's wedding reception. Also included, is a suggestion that the extras be cousins of the Randolph family as, "they would have cousins anyway."
JUNE 24, 1965 (EP. #287)
Reverend Carlson conducted Pat and John's emotional and lovely wedding.
PRODUCTION NOTES: "Count for time in prologue," and "Please Save This Tape."
John and Pat's wedding ceremony.
(THERE IS QUITE A CRUSH IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE NOW. WE DOLLY BACK FROM IT AND PAN TO THE SEATS, EMPTY NOW EXCEPT FOR ONE PERSON: LEE, MOVE IN TO HER. SHE DOESN'T MOVE. AT FIRST WE THINK IT IS ONLY SULLEN HURT, BUT THEN WE SEE HER TRY TO RISE. HER STRENGTH IS EBBING FAST. SHE GETS HALF OUT OF THE SEAT, THEN SITS BACK DOWN, A LITTLE DIZZY, CONFUSED. O.S. WE HEAR THE HUBBUB OF VOICES IN GROWING EXCITEMENT)
(THE EMPHASIS IN THIS SCRIPT IS ON THE WEDDING, NOT LEE'S ILLNESS. IT SHOULD BE HANDLED IN SUCH A WAY THAT GENERALLY THE AUDIENCE ASSUMES HER ACTIONS ARE PROMPTED BY FEELINGS, NOT HER PHYSICAL CONDITION. THEY SHOULD REALIZE SHE WAS ILL ONLY IN RETROSPECT.)
JUNE 25, 1965 (EP. #288)
Lee had a nightmare of John and Pat's wedding ceremony.
PRODUCTION NOTES: VOICE OVERS FROM TAPE PLAYED IN ACT IV OF SCRIPT JUNE 18, 1965 (EP. #283) USED DURING LEE'S NIGHTMARE OF JOHN AND PAT'S WEDDING. AMONG VOICE-OVERS DURING LEE'S NIGHTMARE:
Girl: "Why do you suppose she got engaged to him. He looks old enough to be her father...Would you want to marry someone your father's age?"
Boy: "Do you suppose I could ask her to dance later? If she went out with Tom Baxter, why wouldn't she dance with me."
(THE VOICE-OVERS GREW LOUDER, FASTER AND MORE INSISTENT UNTIL AT THE END THEY WERE A DISCORDANT CACAPHONY. THE INSTANT SHE SITS UP AND OPENS HER EYES, THE SOUND IS OUT...)
JUNE 30, 1965 (EP. 390)
Missy clammed up when Bill pressed her about the sociology books she was studying.
Missy: "I was reading."
Bill: "I'll say you were. It looks like you were reading all night. It looks like you've been reading for a week."
NOTE: Among the books Missy was reading: "Principles of Sociology" and "Twentieth Century Sociology."
JULY 1, 1965 (EP. #291)
Janet suspected Ernest was afraid to face Alex and Karen because he and Karen had been in love and engaged to be married when she and his brother Alex had run off. Ernest maintained that was in the past and that he loved Janet now.
PRODUCTION NOTES: Pencilled in, "Poss [sp] Cuts; ACT I (all), ACT II (all), ACTS III and IV."
"1st time Ernest has said he loves Janet. Shouldn't she react?"
JULY 20, 1965 (EP. #304)
Liz visited Missy at Kopper Kettle.
Liz: (about the juke box) "Goodness, don't you go deaf working with that noise in your ear all day long."
Missy: "It's not on all the time."
Liz: (LEANING TOWARDS HER WITH AN INGRATIATING SMILE) "I don't suppose we could turn it off now."
Missy: "I...I don't think so. Those kids over there put some money in it and I don't think they'd like it if they didn't hear the songs they played."
Liz: (SITTING BACK WITH A SIGH AND A FAINT SMILE) "The tyranny of the younger generation."
Missy: "But I think they only put in a quarter. It should stop in a minute."
Liz: (SMILING) "Then maybe we can bribe them not to play it again." (MISSY IS SILENT)
Liz: "That ring looks familiar? Isn't it...?"
(CU/MISSY, PALE. SHE REACHES UP INVOLUNTARILY AND TOUCHES THE RING WE SEE HANGING AROUND HER NECK).
Missy: "It's Bill's."
Liz: "Of course. It's his college graduation ring. (WITH AN ATTEMPT AT A LAUGH). No wonder it looked familiar. I bought it for him."
(CU/MISSY, MORE UNCOMFORTABLE BY THE MOMENT). Missy: "Bill...gave it to me...for my graduation. It was his graduation present."
Liz: "How charming. Trust Bill to think of a really...personal present like that. It looks...very nice on you."
(A LIGHTNING BOLT WOULD BE WELCOME AT THIS POINT)
Missy: "Thank you, Mrs. Matthews. I...I'd better take care of that table. Excuse me."
(SHE GETS UP AND HURRIES TO THE OTHER TABLE. CU/LIZ, WATCHING HER AS SHE GOES, HER EYES NARROWING, HER EXPRESSION CONGEALING)
PRODUCTION NOTE: pencilled in, "When did Liz find out Bill and Missy were dating?"
Note: Liz mentions that Bill is 22 years old and will graduate from law school at 23.
JULY 22, 1965 (EP. #306)
Pat flashbacked to her days in Bedfordtown and related to Jim and Mary everything that happened to her there. She said that Mary's idea, that Liz drove her away by saying Pat should be sent to Europe until people forget what happened, was wrong.
PRODUCTION NOTES: "Bedfordtown again-composite of previous tape."
NOTE: Tapes of the Bedfordtown sequence from EP. #269 and #270.
Alex and Karen Gregory's appearances in this episode were cut.
AUGUST 2, 1965 (EP. #312)
Jim revealed Janet's secrets to Mary, who felt she had been unkind and judgmental towards her all these years. Mary planned to see Janet in hopes the family can grow closer. Jim and Mary discussed how Janet's attitude towards marriage has changed but wondered about Ernest's previous engagement. Mary was distressed that Pat and Lee haven't bonded, Mrs. Weber takes care of the household, and that Pat's afraid to assert herself. Lee feigned enthusiasm as Pat rearranged the furniture, then hinted that John prefers everything to look as it did when John and her mother first moved into the apartment. John and Pat couldn't think of a solution to Lee's unhappiness but gave Lee credit for trying to adjust. Pat asked John about his first wife, Lee, and was surprised that John and his wife had never lived in the apartment. Ernest complimented Janet on the ways she has changed since they first met. Janet couldn't reciprocate Ernest's expressions of love. Ernest grew frustrated over Janet's concerns that he still has lingering feelings for Karen and he refuses to see her. Ernest decided to have dinner with his family to face Karen and ease Janet's fears and doubts.
Jim: (to Mary about Ernest's past engagement) "I didn't tell you that to worry you."
Mary: "I wasn't thinking of Janet. I was thinking of...another marriage."
Jim: "I don't have to ask which one."
Mary: "...I have all kinds of help too in the last years..but this is still my home, Jim. It reflects my way of doing things, my way of thinking and living. Every home should do that. Pat's still...well, she's almost a visitor in that home...and that's not good for any marriage."
AUGUST 3, 1965 (EP. #313)
Pat asked for complete honesty once she got Lee to admit it was she who didn't want the apartment changed. Lee cried alone after Pat urged her to take down the walls she's built between them. Ken returned from California and was alarmed to hear from Dr. Eric Hilker that Laura refuses to become independent and considers her life over without Ken's love. Janet was moved to tears and embraced Mary, who apologized for misjudging her and hoped she could consider herself part of the family. Ernest thought smoking cigars was one way Bert copes with retirement, but agreed with Cora on Bert's stubborn attitude in breaking bad habits despite health risks. Cora quickly called Alex and Karen to arrange a family dinner before Ernest had the chance to change his mind about attending.
Mary (about Pat and Alice): "Fortunately, they had more sense than I did. Being children, they could see you without prejudice...and they knew the kind of person you are. Pat and Alice are very fond of you."
Janet: (NEAR TEARS) "I'm very fond of them."
Mary: "In some ways children are so much wiser than adults. Well, I hope I've learned my lesson. All I wanted to say today was that I'm glad the children know you, Janet."
Note: John and his wife, Lee considered naming their daughter Eleanor or Ellie to avoid confusion between mother and daughter.
AUGUST 4, 1965 (EP. #314)
Pat warned against taking a heavy-handed approach with Lee in changing her attitude to John, who felt Pat's talks with Lee haven't alleviated the tension in the household. John decided they should discuss purchasing a house again so that each of them has more space and can make a new start. Lee's friends were glad she has recovered from her illness and is socializing again. Mike turned down Lee's idea that they elope, maintaining it was too drastic a solution to leave home and not marry for love. Ken consulted with Dru on getting a divorce so he can rebuild his life with Janet. Dru was forthright in voicing his objections towards such cases but didn't pass judgement to Ken's scheme to establish residence in another state to seek an uncontested divorce.
Mike Quinn: (about Pat) "And I asked some of the kids at school who knew her, and they say she was a wonderful girl."
Lee: (about Pat) "Do they think it's wonderful that she got pregnant...and killed the baby and the boy who got her pregnant?"
Mike: "That's all in the past, Lee. If your father's forgotten it...."
Lee: "Sure, he loves her...he doesn't care what kind of person she is. It's just like I said, Mike, love makes people do stupid things."
Ken: (to Eric Hilker) "Because I can't live this kind of hypocritical, half-existence any more. I'm sick of living in a men's club, without any kind of life of my own. I want to begin to rebuild my life. I can't as long as Laura and I are still in this limbo...married, not married."
AUGUST 5, 1965 (EP. #315)
Missy told Mike that she won a scholarship to attend college and took a waitress job at the Kopper Kettle for the summer. Mike and Missy felt haunted as they discussed Lee's motives for proposing marriage and that Lee enjoys maligning Pat because of her past with Tom Baxter. Mike predicted that Lee was asking for trouble if she dates other guys. Eric bluntly advised Laura to exercise her rights in seeking peace of mind and living a full life. Laura requested to be alone after Eric suggested she think of her own well-being. Bert convinced Cora that they should keep a sense of humor to ease the tension during dinner with Alex, Karen, and Ernest. Cora described Karen as turning white as a sheet, choosing to hide in a bedroom rather than face Ernest at his parent's house. Alex tried to console Karen with his assertions that they shouldn't torture themselves but deemed it long overdue for them to face Ernest.
PRODUCTION NOTE: PROLOGUE: (with Missy and Mike)
FADE IN: THE KOPPER KETTLE, LATE AFTERNOON OF THE NEXT DAY. START IN CU/THE JUKE BOX, ROCK 'N' ROLL MUSIC BLARING. (ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE YOUTH OF OUR SUMMER AUDIENCE, SO PLEASE PICK A SONG FROM THE TOP FORTY, SO WE'RE MAKING THEIR NOISE)
Note: Bert revealed that Alex and Karen married when she was 19 years old. Alex mentions he and Karen married eleven years ago and haven't seen Ernest since.
AUGUST 6, 1965 (EP. #316)
Karen became flushed as she recalled dreaming about Ernest, but assumed a smile when Alex woke up. Bert and Cora made preparations for the evening while being frightened over Alex, Ernest, and Karen seeing each other. Janet advised Ernest that he shouldn't see Alex and Karen because she and his parents insisted on it. Janet comforted Ernest, but realized they're both concerned over how the evening will go. Karen decided to lie that she was ill to Bert and Cora because she thought it'd be best for Alex and Ernest to have the evening together alone. Ernest formally greeted Alex, but eventually softened as Alex reminisced about a neighborhood party they attended during their youth.
Alex: (to Karen) "I'd help you if I could, but I don't think I'd do a job that would meet your approval. I'm much better at taking your lipstick off than putting it on."
Bert: (about Ernest and Alex) "Two distinct personalities. You were always serious...a digger. Alex was always smiling, looking for fun. And you were always early and he was always late."
Note: Alex mentions that he is two years younger than Ernest.
AUGUST 9, 1965 (EP. #317)
Janet felt restless and smoked nervously as she thought of Ernest and Karen's past together. Bert, Alex, and Ernest praised Cora for her cooking. Alex talked about selling his business, accepting a management consultant position at Brown and Company, and the house he and Karen bought. Bert was puzzled by Karen's absence and skeptical that Ernest has intentions to visit Alex and Karen. Janet was dismayed over Ernest's attitude towards the family dinner and that he hadn't faced Karen. Alex told Karen his evening with the family was initially strained but became more relaxed over time. Karen wished to avoid discussing Ernest as she and Alex became intimate.
Janet: (SHE MOVES UNEASILY FROM THE WINDOW, STOPS NEAR THE COFFEE TABLE...) "...Why am I so nervous! It's been eleven years...it's as if I were seeing Mike Connors again after all these years. No it's not. I saw him once...and it was meaningless...he was a stranger. But it's obvious Ernest doesn't feel that way about Karen."
Bert: (to Ernest and Alex) "Goodnight, son. Goodnight, Alex."
(THE TWO MEN GO OUT. CU/CORA, AS SHE CLOSES THE DOOR BEHIND THEM AND TURNS TO BERT, HER FACE ECSTATIC)
Cora: "Oh, Bert...wasn't it wonderful! I didn't dare dream it would go that well."
CU/BERT, SILENT, HIS FACE LESS ECSTATIC THAN HIS WIFE'S).
Alex: (about a party during his youth) "It's easy. It happened on my ninth birthday...at a party."
Karen: "What happened?"
Alex: "Ernest didn't want to play 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey' because he thought he was too old for it. Mom and Dad made him play and, out of spite, he missed the donkey and stuck the pin in one of the kids."
AUGUST 10, 1965 (EP. #318)
Bill assured Missy that she'll do well in college, but his face soon matched Missy's to that of concern. Missy recounted her conversation with Mike that Lee's desperate to move away, may find a guy who will agree to eloping, but hoped speaking to Lee would prevent her from making costly mistakes. John frowned over Lee's ambivalence at the floorplans of a house he and Pat were enthusiastic about. Pat said campus life provides a sense of independence to cover for Lee, who made excuses about being too busy at college and living in the dorms to care about a new place. Pat was upset when Lee declined her offer to have lunch together. Liz called Mary too charitable, as Liz remained unsympathetic about Janet and opined that she's a bad influence on Pat and Alice. Mary was disturbed over Liz's assertion she'll believe that Janet has change once she's married, settles down, and leads a respectable life. Jim mused that he and Mary don't see Alice, though she lives at home, staying busy attending the Art Institute while enjoying an active social life. Janet ascertained that Ernest must settle his past with Karen before they can think about a future. Jim was troubled and without a solution to the complications despite Janet's wish to marry Ernest.
Bill: (to Missy about college) "You'll do great. Look how you finished high school after being away from it for two years. It was a breeze. You're a very smart girl, Missy. You might as well just admit it."
Jim: (to Janet) "What children? We don't have any children any more. If you mean those people we sometimes see socially..."
Janet: "It's come to that?"
Note: Two pages of dialogue between Liz and Mary crossed out. One page has the handwritten note, "Why's this cut?"
Liz: "You don't have three women in the house anymore."
Mary: "No. Of course, Pat's gone now."
Liz: "Do you miss her?"
Liz: "How is he doing?" [Russ's name is not in the script here]
Mary: "Very well. Letting him go away to school was a very good idea. I guess he needed that independence. It's just done wonders for him. He'll be able to go to college in the fall. We were thinking of sending him here in the city, but lately Jim and I have talked about letting him go to school quite far from here, so he still feels on his own."
Liz: "It's wonderful that you can be so objective...and unselfish about it. Some mothers aren't really so good about letting their children be independent of them. I can't bear women like that." (CU/Mary, A FAINT SHADOW IN HER EYE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, SHE MAKES NO COMMENT).
Liz: (RISING AND CROSSING FOR A CIGARETTE) "So now there's just you and Jim and Alice in that big house. I'll bet you miss having Pat there."
Mary: (WITH A FAINT SMILE) "Yes, I have to admit...sometimes I do. But the one who really had to make an adjustment was Alice. I think it came as quite a surprise to her."
Liz: (COMING BACK TO SIT) "What?"
Mary: "How much she missed her sister."
Liz: "Well, Alice and Pat were always very close."
Mary: "Yes, but, the last couple years, Alice had talked about having a room of her own...and I think she looked forward to being the big sister in the house after Pat was gone. But there have been times when I felt Alice was quite lost without Pat. She's so sweet. She never says anything, but I can feel it."
Liz: "And what about you? Do you sometimes feel lost without Pat?"
Mary: (A HESITATION) "A little...but when I think of where she is and what's happened to her, I don't feel anything but happiness."
Liz: "The marriage has worked out that well?"
Mary: "Yes. I've never seen two people as happy as John and Pat. It's so obvious that they adore each other."
Liz: "Well, that's wonderful."
AUGUST 11, 1965 (EP. #319)
Edna, a close friend of the Baxters, was alarmed to find the Baxter Den a mess and Laura disheveled while still wearing a dressing gown. Laura exploded in anger, bitterness, and sorrow over the state of her life and marriage, having too much pride to want sympathy. Edna admitted defeat once Laura resisted her offer to speak with Ken and suggestions she attend the luncheon or visit Dr. Hilker. Ken couldn't break Janet's icy reception with assurances that Laura will accept a divorce and begin a new life. Ken told Janet that she's fooling herself into thinking she's in love with Ernest and promised to wait until the "affair" ends. Lee lamented that she is a "fifth wheel" for Pat and John, then apologized when Lee jumped to the conclusion that Missy would tell Pat everything she said. Pat told Missy that Lee must find sharing John's love difficult since Lee only had John growing up. Missy was conflicted about breaking Lee's confidence while thinking of Pat's struggle to reach her. Lee asked Mike to come get her before John arrived home.
Pat: (on her marriage) "It's the most wonderful experience I've ever had. Every day I learn something new and wonderful...about John...or just about living. It's like having a marvelous teacher with you every moment. If you have a question...about anything, there's always an answer. If you're afraid...or worried...there's always that strength."
AUGUST 12, 1965 (EP. #320)
Karen's Aunt Ella firmly refused to be uprooted and live with Alex and Karen or in a new apartment. Ella saw through Karen's happy veneer, leading Karen to confess that she and Alex were wrong to abruptly marry and leave town without any notice. Karen confessed that, by returning home, they are forced to take responsibility for breaking Ernest's heart and hurting the family. Ernest and Janet had dinner with Jim, Mary, and Alice, who was all aglow as she enthused over the landscape course she's taking and everyone's raves about her paintings. Ernest's eyes darkened and his thoughts wandered to Karen as Jim remarked that Lee feels deprived of John's love now that he has married Pat. Alex shared Karen's wishes to provide Ella with a nicer home, but reminded Karen that she is too independent and old fashioned to want change in her life. Karen became edgy when Alex brought up the subject of extending a dinner invitation to Ernest.
Alice: (about John and Pat) "You should see them. They act like a couple of teenagers. They're always holding hands, and John's always jumping up and asking Pat if she wants anything, and if he so much as clears his throat she gets this worried look on her face, like maybe he's getting a cold."
Mary: "It's not that bad."
Alice: "Bad....it's beautiful! That's the way I want to be with my husband."
Jim: "And I'm sure you will. The poor man."
Janet: (about Alice's painting) "I've got an original 'Alice Matthews' on my wall, and everyone always asks about it."
Note: Karen was raised by her Uncle Ed and Aunt Ella.
AUGUST 13, 1965 (EP. #321)
John had Pat visit her family alone so Lee would have to acknowledge her poor attitude and rude behavior without Pat taking Lee's side. John urged Lee to accept his marriage and said that she wouldn't solve their problems by living on campus. Lee acted agreeable enough to satisfy John into purchasing the house for them. Alice noticed immediately that Pat was upset as she said the Matthews' house is still a place she can feel at home. Pat confided that she's fed up with Lee's painfully obvious attempts to mask the hatred she feels towards her. Ken surmised to Janet it was easier to love him when he was unavailable and is now running away because he planned to proposed marriage. Laura interrupted Ken and Janet on the verge of kissing after he revealed plans to free himself of Laura. Ken tried to make Laura understand they spent time together so they could work towards an amicable divorce. Laura was steadfast in her belief that they have a chance to reconcile, but Ken maintained she was denying the truth and thought spending time together would be deceitful.
Alice (to Pat): "I guess, after sleeping in the same room with you my whole life, I know when something's bothering you. I don't even have to look at you. I can feel it...."
AUGUST 16, 1965 (EP. #322)
Jim was amused but didn't grasp the reasons Alice gets more oil paints on her shirt and jeans than the canvas. Alice told Jim about Pat's troubles with Lee once Jim mentioned that Pat's ordeals with Tom could've been prevented had they known more about the problems firsthand. Jim assured Alice that she did the right thing by telling him about Pat's unhappiness and pondered ways to avoid letting her suffer in silence. Jim visited Pat, who tried to downplay the friction between her and Lee and insisted that telling John would only make things worse in the household. Edna pleaded with Ken to find more compassionate ways to dissolve his marriage because Laura doesn't care about anything anymore and is closing herself off from everyone. Ken was affected despite himself after Edna mentioned Laura's veiled remark of not wanting to live without Ken. Janet was candid with Ernest about Ken's intentions to marry her once he's divorced from Laura. Ernest accused Janet of inventing issues between them and grew frustrated that Janet remains fearful until he has confronted Karen.
AUGUST 17, 1965 (EP. #323)
Missy told Liz that Bill gifted her with his graduation ring, which means a great deal to her. Liz improvised with leading questions and ignorance to extract information from Missy, then arranged to see Mary after Missy revealed that John and Pat are unaware of Lee's intentions for her and Mike. Liz emphatically told Mary that Lee hopes to persuade Mike into an elopement and move away from John and Pat. Lee turned John and Pat's celebratory mood over purchasing the house into disappointment when Lee chose to go out with Mike rather than see their new place. Mike was discouraged over Lee's sour moods and refusal to stop suggesting they marry. Lee compared living with John and Pat in the new house to that of prison before pleading with Mike to reconsider her idea to elope.
Liz: (to Missy) "When I bought that ring for his college graduation, I never dreamed it would wind up being worn that way."
(CU/MISSY, UNEASY). "It looks quite charming. I suppose it has a very special meaning to you."
John: (about to open a bottle of champagne) "Do you want a loud pop or a soft pop?"
Pat: "The louder the pop the better, isn't it?"
John: "Wine experts tell me no, but I'm of the loud pop school myself. Lee, what's your feeling?"
Lee: (A FAINT SMILE) "Loud."
John: "That makes it unanimous." (HE PUSHES WITH HIS THUMBS AND THE CORK COMES OUT WITH A SIZABLE POP)."Not the greatest pop I ever heard, but not bad."
John: "Oh it's probably Dru. Good. He can help us finish the champagne." (GETTING UP AND GOING TO THE SIDEBOARD FOR ANOTHER GLASS). "Do you suppose he heard the cork pop all the way over at his place and came straight over?"
AUGUST 18, 1965 (EP. #324)
Laura drank herself numb while ridiculing herself before calling Eric hysterical and begging for more pills so she could sleep. Eric was perturbed with Laura for waking him once he arrived. Laura's desperate pleading convinced a reluctant Eric to give her pills, though she resented being interrogated and treated like a child beforehand. Eric informed Ken that Laura is mixing pills with alcohol, and said he's reached his limits in helping Laura, which finally persuaded him to visit her. Janet told Ken that, while she acknowledges they had more than a casual affair and is having problems with Ernest, it doesn't change the fact that he belonged with Laura.
AUGUST 19, 1965 (EP. #325)
Mary wondered if Laura has come to terms with the deaths of her children. Laura got soused and ridiculed herself while Ken drove to see Laura, swearing no one will succeed in getting them to reconcile and denied that Laura would endanger her life. Laura questioned Ken's sudden concern and called herself unattractive, unloved, and an obstacle. Ken accused Laura of resorting to idle, childish threats for attention. Laura reacted to Ken's lectures with hysteria, leading them to argue violently.
Laura: (at herself in the mirror) "You're disgusting. How can you do this to yourself? Where's your pride?...Pride? What's that? That's what you have from knowing how other people feel about you. When they don't care...whether you live or die...how can you have any pride."
AUGUST 20, 1965 (EP. #326)
Eric and Laura disagreed that Ken lacks having any good memories of their marriage and is too determined to end it. Laura chastised Eric for making her beg for sleeping pills rather than write a prescription for them. Laura assumed Ken will never return to the house because his visit dissolved into lectures and a quarrel.
AUGUST 24, 1965 (EP. #328)
Laura confronted Janet at her apartment. Janet struggled to contain anger as Laura mocked Janet's regret towards her affair with Ken and vows that they are no longer together. Laura screamed that Janet and Ken succeeded in ruining her life and promised to exact revenge on both of them.
Janet: (NEAR TEARS OF GRIEF AND ALARM. SHE MOVES TO LAURA) "Mrs. Baxter, please, believe me..."
Laura: (BACKING AWAY, REVULSED) "Don't touch me! You're not clean! Neither is he. I don't want to be touched by people like you. I don't know why I came here."
(SHE IS MOVING TO THE DOOR) "It gave you a chance to see what you've done...to see how completely you've won. Now you can gloat. Well, it's not over yet. You can tell your lover he's not through with me yet...neither of you are!"
AUGUST 25, 1965 (EP. #329)
Eric failed in comforting Laura, who said she was surprised by Janet's compassion but promised nothing short of death would separate her and Ken. Janet reasoned that the worries she shares with Eric and Edna prove that Laura's mental instability is not a sympathy ploy. Ken raged about Laura starting a systematic campaign to gain allies to wear him down with feelings of shame and guilt.
AUGUST 27, 1965 (EP. #331)
Laura lambasted Ken over acting as her husband when it suits him and for breaking their wedding vows. Ken told Laura she seems to enjoy playing the wronged woman routine and convincing other people to beg him to ease her unhappiness.
SEPTEMBER 3, 1965 (EP. #334)
Ken advised Eric he stayed with Laura so she wouldn't have to deal with Tom's death on her own but they've had a sham of a marriage for a long time. Ken was tense as he expressed impatience over obtaining a divorce and tried to stay hopeful Janet would soon consent to marry him.
SEPTEMBER 7, 1965 (EP. #336)
Laura was dismissive towards her drinking and the messy state of the Baxter den as causes for alarm. Eric forced himself to tell an increduluous Laura that Ken is trying to do what is best for them and no longer has Janet as a mistress. Laura denied she's tormenting herself for attention and spoke cryptically in response to Eric's advice she be prepared for anything that may happen.
SEPTEMBER 9, 1965 (EP. #340)
Eric was perplexed by Laura's relaxed mood and considered Laura's conclusions that she forced Ken out of her life by not forgiving his affair as self-deception. Laura lashed out at Eric when she insisted he can't fathom her despair, loneliness, and lack of hope. Ken told Janet he's leaving town for six weeks and promised he'll be single once he returns. Janet blamed herself for ruining Ken and Laura's marriage, then opined that the measures Ken is taking to get a divorce were cold-blooded. Laura downed the twenty five pills she's been saving with alcohol.
SEPTEMBER 10, 1965 (EP. #341)
Laura screamed like a wounded animal upon receiving a legal notice that revealed Ken's plans to obtain an uncontested divorce.
SEPTEMBER 13, 1965 (EP. #342)
Ernest had Janet accompany him to see Alex and Karen. Laura was stunned, reeling, and fighting to maintain her sanity as she tried to reach Ken and obtain a forwarding address by calling the University Club. As she thought of Ken and Janet being together to celebrate his freedom, Laura urged herself to face the truth and stop fighting or keeping faith in a reconciliation. She spread out the legal notice and placed it on the bar as a symbol of finality as she downed more pills.
SEPTEMBER 14, 1965 (EP. #343)
Janet tried unsuccessfully to mask being upset over meeting Alex and Karen. Ernest tried to ease Janet's guilt by stating the Baxter marriage was troubled long before she and Ken got involved. Janet's last barrier in accepting Ernest's love crumbled as he slipped an engagement ring on her hand. The tender moment was interrupted when Laura, half conscious with thick and slurred speech called to congratulate her for winning Ken. Janet initially thought Laura had hung up the phone, but was overcome by terrible thoughts and begged Ernest to rush to the Baxter residence. Ernest and Janet found an unconscious Laura upon their arrival.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1965 (EP. #344)
Ernest called Ken, who was shocked and confused to hear that Laura had been admitted to Memorial Hospital due to an overdose of sleeping pills. Ken frantically made a flight reservation while realizing he discounted Laura's hints of being without him.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1965 (EP. #345)
Janet accused Ken of being callous for dismissing the anguish they have caused Laura. Ken assumed a sotto voice as he theorized that Laura overdosed on pills to punish and make them suffer.
SEPTEMBER 23, 1965 (EP. #350)
Ken and Laura decided to sell their house in the suburbs and move to Los Angeles, first staying in hotels and then buying a small house. Ken told Laura he requested a job transfer to head the West Coast office of his company. He promised that he wants to leave the ghosts of the past behind them and isn't running away from Janet.
SEPTEMBER 24, 1965 (EP. #351)
Janet wept tears of joy for Ken and Laura, who expressed their gratitude for making them realize they still loved each other.
Laura (to Janet): "Even if you're right, it doesn't cancel my debt to you. If Ken had got involved with a woman less...less moral than you...(THESE WORDS MARK THE MILLENIUM FOR LAURA, AND BOTH WOMEN KNOW IT)...yes...moral...he and I wouldn't be together now. It's strange how life sometimes works things out. But the truth is, in the end, my marriage was saved by your morality. And I couldn't leave here unless you knew it." (SILENCE. THE WOMEN FACE EACH OTHER)
Ken: (to Janet) "We're selling it..completely, as is, with everything that's in it. We were out there this morning, and the only things we took out of it were our clothes and our personal things...pictures, things like that. The rest...we want to leave behind. There was too much tragedy in that house...there are too many ghosts. We feel that's all over now...all of it. We just want to look ahead."
Note: Last appearances of Ken and Laura Baxter.
Exit Scene and Lines: (to Janet at her apartment)
Ken Baxter: (Exit Line) "Goodbye. I'll never forget you or what you've done."
Laura Baxter: (Exit Line) "Goodbye Janet."
SEPTEMBER 27, 1965 (EP. #352)
Janet expressed to Ernest her happiness and relief over Ken and Laura's reconciliation. Ernest and Janet's faces reflected radiant hope after she remarked they can begin to live again. Ernest pressed Janet for an answer on whether she will consent to building a future with him.
SEPTEMBER 30, 1965 (EP. #355)
Alice reluctantly came to "The Joint" with Bill and Missy, who had set her up on a blind date with Tony Douglas. Bill advised Alice that Tony is a halfback on the college football team and depressed because of a recent breakup. Alice made a valiant effort to tear her eyes from Tony as she stumbled through conversation and ordering dinner. Tony got Alice to let down her guard as they slow danced. Soon, Alice became ecstatic in Tony's arms while laying her head on his shoulder
Character description of Tony Douglas: "He is dazzling, tall, slim, athletic, insouciant, handsome...in short, a collegiate matinee idol, and veteran of many a collegiate matinee. He isn't oily or slinky or arrogant. If anything he is sometimes a little withdrawn which dazed girls take for a poetic quality. They are wrong. It is the only visible symptom of Tony's weakness. He is a young man who has been pushed too long and too hard by a driving, successful, and dominating father. It has weakened something vital in him, but his youth, intelligence and vitality are still strong enough to hold him together and up. That will not always be so."
Note: First appearance of Tony Douglas.
Introduction Scene: (the backyard of "The Joint") "Hello, Bill. I'm sorry to be so late."
Bill: "And this is my cousin, Alice Matthews."
Tony: "Hello, Alice."
(CU/ALICE; FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HER LIFE SHE IS NEARLY SPEECHLESS.)
Tony: "Did Bill explain why I'm late? I had practice 'til just half an hour ago, then I had to go home and change."
Alice: "Yes, Till bold me...I mean, Bill told me. It's...it's all right."
Bill: "You know what? I think Alice's hate on men is just about over."
Missy: (SMILING BACK AT HIM) "You know what? I agree with you."
OCTOBER 1, 1965 (EP. #356)
Tony defused Alice's anger towards Bill for setting up their date because of her troubled moods. Alice listened intently to Tony, who said his future seems to have been laid out for him to be a lawyer just like his father. Tony invited Alice to the first football game of the school year and then a date afterwards.
Alice: "Bill swore to me that he didn't ask you to go out with me just...just as a favor. He said I was doing it for you."
Tony: "Does it make any difference who was doing it for whom?"
Alice: "Of course. A girl doesn't like to feel like a charity case!"
Note: Tony mentions that he served two years in the United States Air Force prior to starting college and is 22 years old. His father was in the Air Force during WWII.
OCTOBER 4, 1965 (EP. #357)
Bill was taken aback but quite humoured when Alice gushed about the football game and described with ease the kickoff return for sixty yards and catch in the end-zone despite that Alice had only attended a few games in her life. Alice gently chided Bill for fibbing to arrange her date with Tony, then Alice enumerated on her fingers the times she's been with Tony: the blind date, at the game, dinner with him and his father, church, and a drive in the country. Tony and Alice noted the special qualities they see in each other. Alice melted inside after Tony wanted to learn more about her instead of talking about his potential football career.
OCTOBER 6, 1965 (EP. #359)
Tony had dinner with Jim, Mary, and Alice. Jim and Mary found Tony to be quite the gentleman and very polite.
OCTOBER 13, 1965 (EP. #364)
Alice was overwhelmed meeting Pete Douglas, but Tony put on a brave facade during his father's acerbic comments on him lacking common sense, not living up to his full potential, and being too modest. Pete had bitterness in his voice as he recalled ending up an unsuccessful athlete. Tony was relieved when Pete excused himself so he could spend time alone with Alice.
First appearance of Tony's father, Pete (later Fred) Douglas.
Introduction Scene: (in the Douglas house) "Alice, dear, forgive the long delay, but I absolutely couldn't face a beautiful young woman looking the way I did when I got home from the office. I had to shave and repair some of the damage. Not that I can hope to compete with this fellow here. Youth always wins. I hope he's keeping you entertained."
PRODUCTION NOTE: Pete (Tony Douglas' father)...."Use for future storyline?"
Character description of Pete Douglas: "Once he was very athletic, now it is turning a bit fat, but it is hard fat. He is a hard man, powerful, frequently ruthless, and, like all cruel men, often sentimental and capable of bursts of warmth. On the surface he is ebullient and open and quite attractive; his personal attractiveness and magnetism is the main reason for his success. as in the pitcher plant, the glossy, inviting exterior [the house] serves the purpose of drawing victims close enough to be eaten...."
OCTOBER 15, 1965 (EP. #366)
Alice declared that she is in love with Tony. Pat mentioned that John has made it so Lee can stay out late in hopes it will soothe Lee's unhappiness. Pat was amused and Alice pleased while John and Tony, who is a pre-law student, discussed court cases. Pat laughed at John's initial attitude towards meeting Tony, then admitted that Alice is quickly becoming a woman. John hoped nothing would spoil Pat's relaxed mood.
Alice: "But those were all different. They were childish crushes, puppy-love! This is...well, this is it, Pat. I just know I could spend the rest of my life with Tony Douglas and never want another thing in this world. We could live in a hovel, I'd work, I'd slave..."
Pat: "Well, there you go, you see?"
Alice: "There I go where?"
Pat: (TRYING NOT TO HURT ALICE'S FEELINGS) "It's all those superlatives. You know it is sort of a habit of yours to turn everything into the greatest event in the history of the world."
Alice: "That's all changed. I'm completely changed. This one really is the greatest event in the history of the world."
OCTOBER 20, 1965 (EP. #369)
Alex and Karen had an argument about her returning to nursing.
Last appearance of Alex Gregory
Exit Scene: (the hospital snack bar about Karen Gregory), "I'm not going to change, Ernest. That means she's got to...and I can't make her see that. I thought maybe you could."
OCTOBER 21, 1965 (EP. #370)
Alice was hesitant and frowned faintly once she invited Tony to come into her house without Jim and Mary present. Tony and Alice held each other, sharing a long, tender kiss. Alice grew frightened over going further with Tony, explaining that the ordeals Pat and Janet went through have made her scared of any displays of affection from boys. Pat gave Alice sage advice against losing herself for the sake of love, urged her to trust Tony, and to stand up for what she believes in.
Pat: "If he's too nice and polite for that, maybe he's too nice and polite to expect what he shouldn't from you."
Alice: "He's a man, Pat. He's a normal, healthy, good-looking man."
Pat: "Every man isn't like Tom or Mr. Baxter. The world is full of John Randolphs and Ernest Gregorys...and Tony Douglas may be like them."
OCTOBER 27, 1965 (EP. #374)
Pat's memory of shooting Tom was triggered by seeing the date on Mrs. Weber's calendar. John regretted that Pat hadn't reminded him so that they could've been more prepared. Pat was comforted when John pointed out that her and Laura's lives have since changed for the better and can look forward to the future. Bill expressed admiration to Peggy for working at John's office during the day and attending law school at night.
PROLOGUE: (FADE IN: JOHN AND PAT'S BEDROOM. JOHN, ASLEEP IN HIS BED, PAN TO PAT IN HER BED, ASLEEP BUT VERY RESTLESS. MOVE IN TO PAT AS SHE TWISTS IN THE BED, CLEARLY DISTURBED BY HER DREAM. MOVE IN TO CU/HER DEEPLY TROUBLED FACE. SUPER: TAPE OF NOVEMBER 6, #128, ACT IV. (I DON'T KNOW WHICH TAPES WE STILL HAVE. I WOULD PREFER THE ACTUAL TAPE OF THAT PROGRAM, RATHER THAN THE SHORT SPECIAL ONE WE MADE. IN OTHER WORDS I WOULD LIKE SOME OF THE DIALOGUE PRECEDING THE KILLING....)
Note: This episode marked the anniversary of Pat shooting Tom Baxter, in anticipation of November 3-5 being pre-empted for The World Series and November 6 (actual date of shooting in 1964) falling on a Saturday.
John: "Of course the date would bring it back. A year isn't that long. But next year the memory won't be as strong and some day the date will hardly have any meaning at all."
Pat: (SHAKING HER HEAD) "No, that day will never come...."
Bill: "I mean how do you work here all day and go to law school at night. I find it hard enough going in the daytime and just working here a couple of days a week."
Peggy: (SHRUGGING) "I don't know, I guess if you want something badly enough, you'll do anything."
Bill: "I know a lot of people who want things and don't lift a finger to get them."
Peggy: (SMILING) "They don't have Mr. Randolph for inspiration."
OCTOBER 28, 1965 (EP. #375)
Lee flirted with Tony and praised his performance at the football game. Alice interrupted Tony and Lee's conversation to ask Tony to dance, unaware that the two had realized their mutual attraction. Alice explained the friction between Pat and John and she's glad that the three of them seem to be getting along better now. Tony grew upset when Alice broke away from kissing and being in his arms around her. She was insulted towards Tony referring to their restraint towards affection as a pact. Mary told Alice that every woman has the same anxiety Alice is experiencing.
Bill: "Hi, Alice."
Alice: "Oh, my favorite cousin!" (SHE GIVES HIM A QUICK HUG)
Tony: "And my favorite fraternity brother." (HE SHAKES HANDS WITH BILL)
Bill: (SMILING) "Well, what have I done to deserve all this praise?"
Tony: (HOLDING ALICE'S HAND) "We haven't forgotten who our Founder was."
Bill: (WITH A SLIGHT BOW) "We aim to please."
OCTOBER 29, 1965 (EP. #376)
Alice had a big fight with Tony, who ran off in a huff over his frustration with her timid attitude toward even harmless intimacy.
NOVEMBER 1, 1965 (EP. #377)
Janet tried to cheer Alice up when she revealed that she constantly worried that what happened to Pat and Tom would happen to her and Tony. Pat couldn't figure out why Lee was asking so many questions about Alice and Tony. Lee said she wasn't interested in inviting Hal Keefer to the party Pat and John are throwing for her. Lee was furious when John let it slip that Pat wants to let Mrs. Weber go so she would be able to take care of the house on her own. John criticized Pat's apologetic air with Lee and told her to take a firmer hand with her. Lee was more defensive than apologetic when Pat innocently stumbled across Lee's scrapbook with a newspaper clipping of Pat from her murder trial.
Newspaper Headline in Lee's Scrapbook: "Guilty or Not Guilty?"
NOVEMBER 2, 1965 (EP. #378)
Janet dropped by Pat and John's to invite them to her and Ernest's wedding on December 11th. Pat told Janet she feels guilty that Alice has difficulty letting boys get close to her because of what happened to Pat. Janet said she doesn't mind that Ernest loved Karen more than he does Janet now. Liz was surprised when she went to John's office and ran into Bill, whom John had hired to work part-time. Liz apologized to John for having gotten on his case about giving Bill the job when she wanted him to follow in Will's footsteps. Janet told Karen she won't work after she's married if Ernest doesn't want her to. Karen wished Janet every happiness, but made excuses for not being able to attend the wedding.
Karen: (to Janet) "Perhaps in the future you might have some doubts. But you needn't...I'll never admit this to anyone else, but the fact that I made a mistake isn't going to affect your and Ernest's life in any way. The mistake I made I'll live with for the rest of my life. And it will be easier to do knowing Ernest is happy. It really will be easier, Janet."
Last appearance of Karen Gregory
Exit Scene: (the hospital, thanking Janet for the private talk they had), "Thanks."
NOVEMBER 3-5, 1965: Pre-empted due to the World Series.
NOVEMBER 8, 1965 (EP. #379)
Liz told Mary that Bill issued her an ultimatum: the very next time Liz says or does anything that encroaches on his personal life, he'll move out of the house. "Mary marvel(ed) at Liz's ability to dissemble." Janet accepted Mary's offer of having her wedding at Mary and Jim's house. Mary was sure Alice wouldn't mind that Janet plans to ask Pat to be her attendant. As "Spanish Flea," "Ticket to Ride," "Yesterday," and "Going Place" played on the jukebox at the Kopper Kettle, Bill pressed Missy to marry him, but had no luck. When Tony came in, Missy wondered if he really was a nice guy or not, but Bill felt that he was, or he would never have introduced him to Alice. Bill's eyebrows were raised when Lee came in to meet with Tony. Tony declared to Lee that he wasn't Alice's personal property.
NOVEMBER 9, 1965 (EP. #380)
Bill considered Liz doing volunteer work at the hospital an excellent start in making herself a new life. Liz was disappointed that Helen didn't come with Katherine, who is staying with Helen during her stay in town. Liz recalled that Katherine had mentioned her friends, the Palmer family who live in San Diego and asked if Missy might be related to them. Katherine listened with much interest as Liz spoke well of Missy and contemplated the reasons Bill could be serious about a girl with an unknown background or family. Missy was distressed when Bill told her about Katherine and asked if she knew anyone who lives in San Francisco. Helen noticed that Katherine was distracted and guessed rightly that she has no genuine interest in the hospital benefit. Katherine revealed her true purpose for coming to town to Helen-finding her daughter, which she believes may be Missy.
First appearance of Helen (surname Von Maur in this episode).
Introduction Scene: (Her bedroom while reading a book and sipping tea) "Come in. Oh, Katherine you're home."
First appearances of Katherine Corning.
Introduction Scene: (Liz's house to Liz about coming without Helen) "I'm afraid I'm all alone."
Note: Katherine mentions that she and Helen have known each other for many years and their husbands were in the Navy together during WWII. They renewed their friendship after Katherine's husband, Carter Corning died.
Production Notes: "WE WANT TO SEE A KATHERINE HERE WHO, BEING A VERY SOPHISTICATED WOMAN, HAS SCHOOLED HERSELF FOR MANY YEARS TO HIDE SOME VERY BASIC TRUTHS CONCERNING HER PAST: SO THAT WHILE SHE DOES SHOW A REACTION AT CERTAIN TIMES TO WHAT LIZ TELLS HER, SHE WOULD NEVER BETRAY HERSELF BY GIVING IN TO HER EMOTIONS OR SHOWING HER TRUE FEELINGS OR THOUGHTS. AS A RESULT, LIZ INTERPRETS HER INTEREST AS JUST THAT...INTEREST, CURIOSITY PERHAPS....THE NATURAL REACTIONS OF ANY FEMALE. SO THAT HER SUSPICIONS ARE NEVER AROUSED IN ANY WAY."
Liz: "You know, Bill, your father and I used to sit over coffee like this every evening after dinner. It's one of the times I miss him most."
Bill: (NODS) "I remember."
Liz: "I've tried not to talk about it much lately...people don't like to be reminded of another person's grief, I suppose it embarrasses them. But I think of him so often...the way it used to be, the things we did together...sitting here like this..."
Bill: "You and Dad spent a lot of years together, Mom. It's only natural that you'd miss him."
Liz: "It's almost like...half of yourself is missing. You try not to think of it, but...
Bill: "I know."
Liz: "You know, Katherine, in a way you're fortunate not to have any children."
Katherine: "Why...why do you say that?"
Liz: "Because at times, they can be such a worry. And it just seems that...well, the bigger they get, the bigger the worries get." (FADE OUT ON KATHERINE).
NOVEMBER 12, 1965 (EP. #383)
Alice told Lee that Tom Baxter was a member of the same fraternity as Bill and Tony. Lee made a point to remember that the song, "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" brings back memories of Tom for Pat. Hal cautioned Lee against wanting to steal Tony from Alice.
NOVEMBER 19, 1965: Pre-Empted
NOVEMBER 22, 1965 (EP. #388)
Jim and Mary offered Dru a room in their house after he had a stay in hospital. Janet received a phone call from Ernest (unseen)- Alex and Karen had been driving east to meet friends in New York. They were just outside Toledo when Alex was killed. Karen, in hospital, wasn’t hurt badly. It is implied, though never stated, that they were in a car accident. This dispels the long-held AW legend that the entire Gregory family was killed off in a plane crash.
NOVEMBER 25-26, 1965: Pre-Empted
NOVEMBER 29, 1965 (EP. #391)
Ann revealed to Katherine that Missy was raised in an orphanage due to a case of abandonment which made it difficult for Missy to be adopted. Anne was unwilling to arrange a meeting for Katherine to meet Missy because Katherine was too vague about her intentions. Ann told Katherine that Missy has felt alone and unwanted for so long and refused to risk subjecting Missy to suffer in any way again.
Note: Ann Fuller mentions that she first met Missy in San Diego and has been her social worker for 10 years.
NOVEMBER 30, 1965 (EP. #392)
Jim told Pat that Dru may be placed into a nursing home if he doesn't agree to stay at the Matthews' house with them. Janet was unable to answer Alice's inquiry on whether Alex's death has made any difference to her and Ernest's wedding plans.
Jim: "I make it a point never to keep a beautiful woman waiting."
Pat: "Even when it's only your daughter?"
Jim: (AFFECTIONATELY) "Especially then...Although I admit, Pat, your Dad still finds it hard to think of you as a grown woman. I'm afraid to me you'll always be my little girl."
DECEMBER 7, 1965 (EP. #397)
Janet called off her engagement to Ernest because of his past involvement, and perhaps lingering feelings, for Karen.
Ernest: (Exit Line) “Janet, what are you saying?”
Janet: “That I’m not holding you to anything, Ernest. I-I’m breaking our engagement.”
DECEMBER 16, 1965 (EP. #404)
Epigram was not included in opening sequence.
DECEMBER 17, 1965 (EP. #405)
Epigram not included in opening sequence.
Note: Starting with December 16 and 17, 1965, it appears the epigram was used less frequently in the opening sequence before it was eventually dropped completely.
MARCH 20, 1967 (EP. #717)
Last appearance of Susan Trustman as Pat Randolph.
Pat maintained her composure as Lee accused her of secretly writing letters to Michael. Russ joked that the Matthews' women clean and cook to keep busy when something is bothering them. Russ urged John to see Dr. Robinson, an orthopedic surgeon who has developed a new technique that could help him walk, but John refused to get his hopes up again. The Magistrate determined that there's enough evidence for Missy to face the Grand Jury, put on trial, and bail was recommended on the presumption that the murder was not premeditated. John reached his breaking point in tolerating Lee's hostility towards Pat and demanded apologies. Pat fell off a kitchen stool while trying to stop Lee from telling John she had an affair with Michael.
John: "Lee, just what is it you think Pat has done to you?"
Lee: "If you really want to know, Dad, I'll tell you. You think Pat is so perfect, don't you? Well, let me tell you that.."
Pat: (Susan Trustman, Exit Line) (SHE WHIRLS AROUND AND THROWS OUT HER ARMS TO STOP LEE) "No, Lee, no! No, don't."
John: "I'll tell you something about your sister, Russ: when she decides she's going to clean shelves or drawers, or cupboards, nothing will stop her until the job's done."
Russ: "Just like Mom. And they usually do it when they're worried about something."
John: "Now that's a very astute observation, Dr. Matthews. And I never thought of it."
APRIL 11, 1967 (EP. #724)
PROLOGUE: (AS THE OPENING BILLBOARD'S BUBBLES GIVE WAY TO THE TITLE, LET US THEN DO A FAST DISSOLVE TO A DOOR ON WHICH IS WRITTEN "ANOTHER WORLD" GIVING THE IMPRESSION AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE THAT THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE SEEN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. AND AS THE LAST BUBBLE BURSTS, THE DOOR OPENS AND WE, THE AUDIENCE, ARE GREETED BY A SMILING DRU. DRU IS IN A PORTION OF HIS APARTMENT)
Dru: "Come in. Come in. How good it is to be back with you again. (HE CLOSES THE DOOR AND MAKES HIS WAY TOWARD A DESK WHICH HAS A NUMBER OF LETTERS ON IT, REPRESENTING LETTERS FROM VIEWERS) And when I say that I'm speaking, of course, not just for myself but for everyone who is a part of Another World. And we particularly want to thank you for the many letters you have sent, saying that you have missed us for we have certaintly missed being with you. As far as we are concerned, absence does, indeed, make the heart grow fonder, and we hope that is the case with you...We also want to assure you that during our absence, you have not missed any important developments in the story. Tomorrow, there is a Grand Jury hearing of the State versus Melissa Palmer Fargo. An event which, as Missy's counsel, I am not looking forward to with any eagerness. The District Attorney only has a circumstantial case against Melissa but it's a very strong one, especially since we have no true lead yet as to who might have killed Danny Fargo. That, you see, is the big question in all our minds. Who did it? There's the man who came to see Danny several times, you know, the man Danny called Sam whom Missy saw. But as yet we have not been able to find him, or even to learn his last name...However, Bill is going to Chicago immediately after the Grand Jury hearing to try to get some lead from the people there who knew Danny...Another thing that disturbs me very much, though I don't like to say this even to John Randolph or Bill, is the lie Bill's mother forced Lenore to tell the police about her engagement to Bill. For it was a lie, no matter how Liz Matthews tries to justify it. And I am sure Walter Curtin suspects that Melissa and Bill are in love and I'm sure he intends to ferret out that fact (DRU MAKES HIS WAY TOWARD THE DOOR ADJOINING THE LIVING ROOM) Mary's in the kitchen fixing lunch and Bill and Melissa are still in the living room, I believe, enjoying a few moments alone. (HE CRACKS THE DOOR, LOOKS OUT, AND THE CAMERA, FROM DRU'S P.O.V., SHOWS MISSY AND BILL SEATED TOGETHER ON THE COUCH TALKING EARNESTLY AND HOLDING HANDS) Yes, there they are. And we'll join them in just a moment." (FADE OUT)
APRIL 19, 1967 (EP. #730)
First appearance of Beverly Penberthy as Pat Randolph.
Mary secretly made Missy an appointment with Dr. Montgomery before his office hours and wasn't offended by Missy's request to have Pat accompany her to the doctor's. Russ harped on Lee's hatred towards Pat, who claimed Lee felt she didn't adequately ask Michael if he loved Lee and was considering marriage. John stubbornly refused to be Dru's associate counsel in Missy's defense case. Lee admitted that John marrying Pat quickly hurt her but denied the hostility towards Pat had anything to do with Michael. Dru recalled finding a disturbed Lee in the park after Michael left town but agreed with John that there's more that's troubling her. The D.A. mocked Bill and Missy's engagement and asserted that they solved their problems by having Danny killed. The Lieutenant thought Bill gullible for searching for a man named Sam who doesn't exist. Mary and Pat refused to let Missy blame herself for marrying Danny and not seeing Pat after spotting Bill in Chicago.
(WE DISSOLVE TO PAT'S HOSPITAL ROOM. SHE IS SEATED IN A CHAIR, WEARING A ROBE, AND RUSS IS, AT THIS MOMENT, TAKING THE BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF OFF HER ARM)
Russ: "There you are, Mrs. Randolph."
Pat: (Beverly Penberthy, Intro Line) "This is all very unusual, isn't it Dr. Matthews? A doctor treating his own sister?"
Russ: "An intern is not a doctor. He's a slave. He does what the powers that be tell him to do. They told me to take your blood pressure."
Pat: "Lee is...well, she's a young girl and she was...Sometimes young girls get emotionally overwrought..."
Russ: "I know all about that. Sure they get emotionally overwrought. But she apparently got an emotional fix on one thing: an intense dislike of you, Pat."
Pat: (TRYING TO MAKE A JOKE OF IT) "Now, that's pretty strong talk, isn't it?"
Russ: "Not too strong I don't think. If I may say something, Pat. You're not a very hateful person."
Pat: (STILL TRYING TO INJECT LIGHTNESS INTO THIS) "Well, praise from one's kid brother! Will wonders never cease."
MAY 2, 1967 (EP. #739)
Bill and Pat discussed Missy's pregnancy over the phone as Liz eavesdropped.
Bill: "But if my mother could see that Missy was sick, then don't you think it would be a good idea to have Missy pay another visit to the doctor, Pat?"
Pat: "No, I don't, Bill. And I think you should stop worrying." (TAKE LIZ LISTENING AVIDLY. PAT'S VOICE GOES ON, BUT NOW ON FILTER)
Pat (cont): "The doctor gave Missy a very thorough examination. He said that it is a perfectly normal pregnancy and we don't have to expect any complications at all."
(LIZ'S FACE REGISTERS VICTORY. SHE HAS WHAT SHE'S BEEN ANGLING FOR ALL DAY. GENTLY, SHE EASES THE PHONE BACK ON THE HOOK AND TURNS STARING OUT AT US. FADE OUT)
SEPTEMBER 11, 1967 (EP. #829)
Missy was released from prison.
(THE WOMENS' CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE, INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR..EARLY AFTERNOON. WE THINK THIS SCENE COULD PLAY ENTIRELY WITHOUT WORDS, AND WILL REQUIRE THE USE OF A CRANE CAMERA, TO GET US ABOVE THE ACTION, TO A PERSPECTIVE OTHER THAN THE EYE-LEVEL ONE WHICH WE NORMALLY USE. FADE UP ON AN ESTABLISHING SHOT OF THE INSTITUTION ITSELF, THEN GO TO A DOOR LABELED "VISITORS ENTRANCE." BILL APPEARS IN FRAME, PUSHES A BUTTON WHICH PRESUMABLY SOUNDS A BUZZER INSIDE -- WE DO NOT HEAR IT, OF COURSE - AND AFTER A MOMENT A UNIFORMED MATRON APPEARS. HE PRESENTS HER WITH A DOCUMENT, PERHAPS SEALED WITH WAX, OR BEARING SOME OFFICIAL IMPRIMATURE, SHE LOOKS BRIEFLY AT IT, NODS -- THE PRESUMPTION HERE IS THAT THE JUDGE HAS CALLED AHEAD, AND THEY HAVE SIMPLY BEEN WAITING FOR BILL TO ARRIVE WITH THE PAPER -- AND OPENS THE DOOR FULLY, BECKONING HIM IN. THERE SHOULD NATURALLY BE A SHORT PANTOMIME CONVERSATION BETWEEN THEM, WHICH WE DO NOT HEAR DURING THIS. BILL WAITS, WHILE THE MATRON GOES DOWN A LONG HALL OR CORRIDOR - HOWEVER IT CAN BE SET UP, BUT THE LONGER AND MORE SPACIOUS, THE BETTER - TO ANOTHER LOCKED DOOR. SHE LETS HERSELF IN, DISAPPEARS FOR A FEW MOMENTS, THEN THE DOOR SWINGS OPEN AGAIN, THE MATRON STANDS ASIDE AND MISSY APPEARS, CARRYING A SMALL OVERNIGHT CASE, DRESSED FOR THE STREET. AND FROM A HIGH POV, WE SEE HER AS SHE RUNS INTO BILL'S ARMS, AND THEY EMBRACE, CLINGING TO EACH OTHER FOR A MOMENT, THEN STANDING OFF, LOOKING AT EACH OTHER, DRINKING IN THE SIGHT OF ONE ANOTHER. THEN HE TAKES THE OVERNIGHT CASE, GENTLY PUTS HIS ARM AROUND HER AND LEADS HER OUTSIDE, THE MATRON PERHAPS OPENING THE EXTERIOR DOOR FOR THEM. MISSY STOPS, SQUINTING IN THE SUNLIGHT, DRAWING IN A DEEP BREATH OF FREE AIR, THEY WALK ARM IN ARM THROUGH A SMALL COURT YARD TOWARD THE FINAL BARRED GATE THAT LEADS TO FREEDOM. AS THEY REACH IT, CUT TO A POV OUTSIDE THE GATE SHOOTING THROUGH. AN OFFSCREEN GUARD SWINGS THE GATE OPEN. BILL AND MISSY, ARM IN ARM, ENTER THE OUTSIDE WORLD, COMING TOWARDS THE CAMERA AND PERHAPS SPLITTING ON EITHER SIDE AS WE FADE OUT).
PRODUCTION NOTE: If any ad libbed "Bill's" and "Missy's" are felt to be needed, some vocal recognition, fine, but let's keep the feeling described.
SEPTEMBER 14, 1967 (EP. #832)
Missy was hospitalized after falling down a flight of stairs.
SEPTEMBER 19, 1967 (EP. #835)
Liz almost absently smoked and poured herself a drink to ease her nerves as Flo expressed feeling guilt-ridden over Missy's accident. Flo tearfully admitted that she had wished harm on Missy based on her belief that Missy had killed Danny.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1967 (EP. #836)
Last appearances of Flo Murray and Charlie Rushinberger. They moved back to Chicago once Flo was pardoned for Danny Fargo's murder.
Charlie and Madge were pleased that Flo has taken full responsibility for Danny's murder and heeded Dru's sage advice to never lose her self respect or dignity again. Madge cried while sharing concern for Missy and her baby's condition as everyone waited for news from the hospital. Sam was startled as Lee cryptically talked about enduring something worse than death. Flo helped Mary prepare dinner rather than wallow in self-loathing and worry. Charlie consoled Madge, who chastised herself for causing so much turmoil in Bill and Missy's lives while trying to protect Flo in the process.
Charlie: (Exit Line) "Madge, look, I think things are going to be all right."
Flo: (Exit Line) "I have to do something. I don't want just to sit here and think and wonder...."
SEPTEMBER 27, 1967 (EP. #841)
Lee hinted to Sam about making plans to resolve her unhappiness at home but refused to reveal any details. Sam sheepishly left Lee, who sat down and broke into tears.
Lee: "...my father doesn't know what this is all about, either. Not yet, he doesn't."
Sam: "You said he was wonderful...you agreed with me."
Lee: "He is. Too good. Too easily fooled. But I'm not. And I don't care to discuss my affairs with you any longer, Mr. Lucas."
Sam: "I guess I'd better leave."
Lee: "You took the words right out of my mouth."
SEPTEMBER 29, 1967 (EP. #843)
Pat asked Lee the reason she changed the subject when John asked her about school. Lee accused Pat of prying into her life before admitting she didn't register for classes, then informed Pat to leave her alone about school and everything else.
OCTOBER 3, 1967 (EP. #845)
Lee faced a dilemma when Pat asked how she'll explain to John the reason she's not attending classes. Lee hated Pat for broaching the subject but felt conflicted over lying to her father.
AUGUST 26, 1969 (EP. #1315)
First appearance of Nancy Wickwire as Liz Matthews.
Susan was surprised to hear from Liz, who hadn't contacted her in weeks. Liz told Susan that she helped Bill, Missy, and Ricky get settled and couldn't say when she's coming home. Susan squirmed as Liz made subtle, acerbic comments about Susan's new job in the field she worked in Boston and Eric Holmes being called a friend. Liz was quietly delighted to learn that Fred was out of town.
(LIZ'S LIVING ROOM. PHONE RINGS; SUSAN ANSWERS IT EXPECTANTLY. TWO WAY)
Liz: (Nancy Wickwire, Intro 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 engagement...it couldn't have been too serious, after all. Isn't that interesting..."
MARCH 24, 1971 (EP. #1715)
Last appearance of Judith Barcroft as Lenore Moore.
John: "Don't you worry about Caroline. She won't mind staying on a little longer..."
Pat: "I suppose not...but it's so unfair of me, tying her down like this..."
Lenore: (Judith Barcroft, Exit Line) "Oh, Pat, she won't feel tied down. After all, she loves the babies, and she's so fond of you and John."
MAY 21, 1971 (EP. #1757)
First appearance of Susan Sullivan as Lenore Moore.
Bernice enjoyed the pampering she received from hotel manager, Mr. Remington in Chicago, since she claimed to be Steve's employee. Mr. Remington confirmed for Bernice that Walter (the day of Wayne's murder) had arrived about a half-hour before Steve did, though he did look worn and frazzled. Bernice revealed that Wayne had tried to bilk money from Steve but didn't succeed. Mr. Remington recalled being annoyed over Steve and Walter being late for their hotel reservations.
First appearance of Susan Sullivan as Lenore Moore.
Introduction Scene: Hotel Room in St. Croix, over the phone with Walter Curtin.
Walter: "Lenore darling...how are you?"
Lenore: (Susan Sullivan, Intro Line) "I'm fine. I have a gorgeous tan. Even more than when you were here last."
Barbara Shearer: (daughter of Dan Shearer), appeared on August 16, 26, and 30, 1971; September 2 and 7, 1971.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1971 (EP. #1842)
Last appearance of Caroline Johnson.
Exit Scene: Randolph Kitchen, to Pat Randolph in response to being fired, "You want me to leave tonight?"
SEPTEMBER 27, 1971 (EP. #1848)
John and Pat were shocked to read in the newspaper that Caroline was apprehended by the police for kidnapping the Ridgeway twins. John berated himself for not checking Caroline's references, but he and Pat were grateful it hadn't been Michael and Marianne. Walter and Peggy informed John that her fiance and twin children had been killed in a car accident while she was driving. Walter revealed that Caroline had been institutionalized several times. Peggy kept things in perspective by pointing out she had no criminal past and former employers held her in high regard.
Walter: "...People carry so many secret skeletons around them that no one ever knows. Who really knows another person that well? Even living in the same house. Sharing our lives..."
JANUARY 29, 1974 (EP. #2411)
Liz told Iris about Susan being married in Boston and Bill dying in a boat accident. Liz considered traveling abroad so that her daughter-in-law could raise her grandson on her own.
Iris: "I'm not bored at all...There aren't many people I can talk to..."
Liz: "Well, please consider me one of them."
Iris: "I already do."
JANUARY 30, 1974 (EP. #2412)
Louise overruled Iris so Gil could ask some routine identification questions. Iris protested when Zack had Louise fingerprinted. Gil informed Iris that the tapes are inadmissible in court, but Sykes may corroborate Louise's testimony. Iris called Sam to represent Louise. Eliot told Alice he won't attempt to repair his marriage for fear Dennis would be caught in the middle. Iris mentioned that the tapes have conversations in which Eliot almost seemed determined to propose marriage to Alice.
(GIL'S OFFICE, POLICE STATION)
Gil: "Maiden name?"
Gil: "Place of birth?"
Louise: "St. Louis, Missouri."
Louise: "Do I have to answer that?"
Gil: (LOOKING AT HER FOR A MOMENT) "We can fill that in later...."
Note: Also revealed: Louise's deceased husband was Richard Goddard and she has no children or next of kin.
Eliot: "I'm sure that somewhere underneath my hostility to Iris is the attraction that drew me to her in the first place."
Alice: "I've never heard you admit that before...."
JANUARY 31, 1974 (EP. #2413)
John was sympathetic over Eliot's concerns that Iris will hand the tapes' transcripts to the newpapers. Eliot admitted the tapes capture him being persistent in asking Alice to marry him. John reminded Eliot that Iris would only succeed in hurting Dennis by going public with the tapes. Louise was undaunted over Eliot's warnings that she and Sykes may be forced to testify against Iris.
FEBRUARY 6, 1974 (EP. #2417)
Eliot marveled at Louise's loyalty and devotion towards Iris.
Louise: (to Eliot) "You see only the surface, not the lonely, vulnerable, hurt woman underneath."
Eliot: (about Iris) "You're not going to change your mind, are you?"
Eliot: "And you're not going to let me see Iris?"
Louise: "That's right."
Eliot: "I don't agree with you, Louise, but I wish I knew someone whose loyalty I could count on as much as Iris can count on yours."
FEBRUARY 7, 1974 (EP. #2418)
Eliot had Gil draw up papers for Iris' arrest.
FEBRUARY 8, 1974 (EP. #2419)
Louise doted on Iris after she raged against Eliot for hating her like everyone else has in her life. Eliot ripped up the warrant for Iris' arrest, then called Russ when they learned she was acting strangely while holding scissors.
Iris: "Good...Oh, Mama, why did you go away when I was born?"
Louise: "I'll never go away again...(SHE PUTS HER ARMS AROUND HER AND LIFTS HER TO HER FEET. ELIOT APPROACHES) "Let me, please."
FEBRUARY 11, 1974 (EP. #2420)
Iris was admitted to the hospital because of having an emotional breakdown.
FEBRUARY 12, 1974 (EP. #2421)
First appearance of Dr. Kurt Landis.
Alice assured Eliot it's best that Iris is getting psychological help. Eliot fretted over telling Dennis about his mother's breakdown while Dr. Kurt Landis performed neurological tests on Iris. Louise admitted she has kept Iris' fragile mental state secret for years, but accused Eliot of arousing Iris' jealousy by hiring Alice and attempting to gain his freedom at Iris' expense. Alice enthused over having dinner plans with Steve.
FEBRUARY 15, 1974 (EP. #2424)
Louise relented and let Eliot visit Iris despite her better judgment.
FEBRUARY 20, 1974 (EP. #2427)
Kurt decided to act as a psychiatric consultant when he realized his limitations in treating Iris since she was an unusual case. Eliot explained Alice was Dennis' nurse in New York and credited Alice for Dennis being treated for his heart ailment in Bay City.
FEBRUARY 27, 1974 (EP. #2432)
Eliot was upset to learn that Mac met Tim in New York to discuss his contract.
Eliot: "What are you doing here?"
Cory (Mac): "Did you think I could be kept away forever?"
Eliot: "No such luck."
Cory: "I should be used to your rudeness by now, but I'm always surprised."
MARCH 6, 1974 (EP. #2437)
John wrote a summary of Alice's testimony about Iris' mental state for legal purposes.
MARCH 7, 1974 (EP. #2438)
Mac questioned Gil on Eliot's tactics to have Louise arrested and obtain a divorce from Iris. Rachel arranged for Dennis to spend time with Jamie.
MARCH 14, 1974 (EP. #2443)
Kurt requested that Eliot get permission from him before seeing Iris.
Iris: (to Kurt about Eliot) "Oh, Kurt, for more years than I care to count, the sight of that man was what made my life mean something to me."
MARCH 22, 1974 (EP #2449)
Alice thought having Iris visit the house that Robert is building for her would remedy Iris' depressed mood. Eliot and Iris enjoyed tender moments when he brought a bouquet of roses and they promised to remain friends for Dennis' sake. Kurt thought seeing Dennis could ease Iris' distorted sense of reality.
MARCH 25, 1974 (EP. #2450)
Iris refused Eliot's offer of a reconciliation. Eliot told Iris he'll sign the divorce papers in London, where he has accepted a job as a foreign correspondent for the London Sentinel.
Eliot: "Dennis loves you."
Iris: "And you'd trust me with him?"
Eliot: "Yes. I should have long ago."
Iris: "Thank you, Eliot."
Eliot: "I'll see you again before I go."
Iris: "Are you leaving that soon?"
Eliot: "I think it's best, don't you?" (HE GAZES AT HER FOR A MOMENT, THEN KISSES HER ON THE CHEEK AND LEAVES QUICKLY. IRIS STARES AFTER HIM, AND THEN SHAKES HER HEAD SADLY.)
MARCH 28, 1974 (EP. #2453)
Wedding of Robert Delaney and Lenore Moore.
MARCH 29, 1974 (EP. #2454)
Last appearance of James Douglas as Eliot Carrington.
Eliot told Alice that he has been released from his contract with Mac per Iris' request. Steve and Alice expressed their gratitude to Eliot for his friendship.
MAY 4, 1974
Wedding of Steve Frame and Alice Matthews.
MAY 10, 1974
First appearance of John Considine as Vic Hastings.
JANUARY 12, 1978 (EP. #3425)
Appearance by Claude Kelly.
JANUARY 18, 1978 (EP. #3429)
Appearance by Claude Kelly.
JANUARY 19, 1978 (EP. #3430)
First appearance of John Tillinger as Leonard Brooks.
Introduction Scene: The Cory Terrace to Helga about Regine Lindeman, "Taking off her boots so she won't track the floor."
JANUARY 25, 1978 (EP. #3433)
First appearance of Lynn Milgrim as Susan Matthews Shearer. Susan said she and Dan have separated.
Introduction Scene: The Matthews house to Jim answering the door, "Hello, Uncle Jim."