MAY 25, 1964 (EP. #16)
First appearance of Augusta Dabney as Laura Baxter.
Introduction Scene: The Baxter residence patio
Laura: "Tom, it was rather nice having my two men at home for dinner tonight."
JULY 14 and 15, 1964: Pre-empted.
JULY 17, 1964 (EP. #53)
First appearance of Peter Brandon as Frank Andrews, who was Tom Baxter's roommate.
SEPTEMBER 3, 1964 (EP. #87)
Pat had a terrible nightmare about having the abortion. She woke up feeling ill and called Tom.
OCTOBER 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 1964: Pre-empted due to the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
DECEMBER 11 and 14, 1964
NOTE: The date AW was pre-empted, and the date Episode #152 aired is unknown at this time.
DECEMBER 16, 1964 (EP. #154)
Frank Andrews married his girlfriend, student Nurse Kathy Grayson [off-camera]. First day of Pat's trial for Tom's murder.
DECEMBER 28, 1964 (EP. #162)
First appearance of Joe Bennett as Mike [originally Jerry] Quinn, a college sophomore who dated Lee Randolph.
JANUARY 12, 1965 (EP. #172)
John informed Pat he must have her cooperation in unearthing the circumstances in which she shot and killed Tom Baxter. John wondered if Pat has remained in denial over the shooting, despite the witness testimony.
JANUARY 14, 1965 (EP. #174)
Frank took the stand at Pat's murder trial. Frank testified that he found Tom dead and Pat in a shocked state. He recalled his gun had been on a chair covered by some clothes and Sgt. Adams' arrival to question Pat on the shooting.
PRODUCTION NOTE: Indicating all witnesses who have testified may be present during the duration of the trial, except for the coroner and medical examiner.
JANUARY 15, 1965 (EP. #175)
Continuation of Frank's testimony. Frank recalled that Pat apologized for the shooting and said that Pat truly loved Tom. Laura's testimony proved scathing and very damning towards Pat's case. She scoffed at Pat being referred to as a lady and stated that Tom's dating life had been none of her business. Mary took the stand and was questioned about Tom and Pat's relationship and Pat's mental state when she arrived home on the night Tom was killed. Pat made a scene with more outbursts, which John chastised her for as it was damaging towards her defense.
NOTE: Last appearance of Peter Brandon as Frank Andrews.
JANUARY 18, 1965 (EP. #176)
Dru and John had a conference to discuss changing their strategy when Laura Baxter's testimony proved disastrous towards their defense case.
FEBRUARY 1, 1965: Pre-empted.
FEBRUARY 3, 1965 (EP. #187)
Dr. Ralph Hubert hypnotized Pat while in John's presence. Pat admitted that she loved Tom and was certain they had a future together.
FEBRUARY 4, 1965 (EP. #188)
John was pleased when Pat revealed Dr. Robert Alberts performed the abortion. Pat remembered the night her abortion took place, that it made her ill, and the devastation she experienced upon learning she could no longer have children.
FEBRUARY 8, 1965 (EP. #190)
Prosecutor Phil Martin made his closing remarks. Phil contended that Tom's actions were justified because Pat was disobedient to him. He reminded the jury that Jim and Mary's testimony proved Pat's state on the night of the shooting was indicative of a mental disorder. Phil concluded by claiming Pat's motive was to punish Tom since he didn't acquiesce to her wishes.
FEBRUARY 9, 1965 (EP. #191)
John made his closing remarks. John insisted that Pat's actions were not in malice or deliberate and she never intended to kill Tom. John concluded that Pat shot Tom during a hysterical fit and temporary insanity. Pat contemplated life without Tom, the tragedy, and her fate once the jury has reached a verdict. Pat was riddled with guilt over betraying herself and all the lessons and values her parents had taught her while growing up.
FEBRUARY 11, 1965 (EP. #193)
Pat was plagued by memories of shooting Tom while waiting for the jury to return with a verdict.
NOTE: Flashback used of November 6, 1964 (EP. #128).
FEBRUARY 19, 1965 (EP. #199)
Pat thought of Laura's testimony during the trial. Pat attempted to make peace with Laura, who called her a tramp just like her Aunt Janet. Missy reminded Pat that Tom had a well-known reputation as a lady's man. Dru warned John to keep his romantic feelings towards Pat separate from being her legal counsel. Jim expressed his and Mary's appreciation to Janet for being a confidante for Pat.
FEBRUARY 24, 1965 (EP. #202)
Student Tim Bradley found Pat standing on a bridge near the college campus. Pat called Mary in a panic while she considered jumping off the bridge to commit suicide.
MARCH 4, 1965 (EP. #208)
Liz urged Bill to learn Missy's background before getting into a serious relationship with her.
Liz: (about Missy) "Before you go for any marriage license, I suggest you find out who she is."
Bill: "I know who she is."
Liz: "I don't believe you do. I don't believe anyone does."
MARCH 5, 1965 (EP. #209)
Bill told Jim that he has completely fallen in love with Missy. Pat denied to Alice that she has developed feelings for John. Pat was ambivalent and Lee unimpressed upon meeting for the first time. Bill was at a loss on getting Liz and Missy to bond.
MARCH 9, 1965 (EP. #211)
Laura offered to give Ken a divorce. Janet hypothesized that John is driven to in rehabilitating his former clients, like Pat. Ken disagreed but was amused by Janet's ability to keep personal feelings for men from her career.
MARCH 16, 1965 (EP. #216)
Last episode to credit William Bell and Irna Phillips as Head Writers.
MARCH 17, 1965 (EP. #217)
First episode to credit James Lipton as Head Writer.
MARCH 24, 1965 (EP. #222)
Ken and Laura had dinner together. Laura's happy mood turned sour as Ken talked about building friendship and not animosity in their marriage.
Ken: "I don't know, Laura. I only know I haven't been a husband to you for some time-not the husband you need, the husband you deserve."
Ken: "You've asked me if a friend can't be a husband. I'm asking if two people can't be friends whether they're husband and wife or not."
MARCH 29, 1965 (EP. #225)
John and Pat had dinner with the Matthews family, though Pat was clueless that John considered it a date.
MARCH 31, 1965 (EP. #227): Episode number correction only.
APRIL 2, 1965: Pre-empted.
APRIL 5, 1965 (EP. #229)
Pat reacted with utter disgust when John kissed her for the first time.
APRIL 14, 1965 (EP. #236)
Appearance by Joey Trent as Russ Matthews.
Alice helped Russ study modern English poetry and write an essay on T.S. Elliot. Russ fretted over Pat's misfortune since dating Tom. Pat ran away from home.
APRIL 23, 1965 (EP. #243)
Ernest admired Janet for being a sympathetic and understanding aunt to Pat and Alice. Janet talked about the ways in which self-loathing can consume a woman.
Janet: "I know what can happen inside a woman. Something changes, Ernest, something cracks...and suddenly all you feel is anger." (SHE HAS RISEN, CAUGHT BY HER OWN STRONG EMOTIONS) "Then you either destroy yourself completely or you do it...little by little, a small piece at your self-respect, at everything you've believed in and held dear...until finally there's nothing left and you really are low and base and immoral as you thought you were."
APRIL 26, 1965 (EP. #244)
Jim and Mary were grateful and relieved that John had discovered Pat's whereabouts and brought her home.
MAY 4, 1965 (EP. #250)
Dru was dismayed over John's admission that he loves Pat.
MAY 6, 1965 (EP. #252)
Liz promised to be cordial and try and bond with Missy, who accepted a dinner invitation from Bill.
AUGUST 4, 1965 (EP. 314) (Correction).
First appearance of Alex Canaan as Tony Douglas. Credited as "Teenage Boy" until September 30.
Introduction Scene: (at "The Joint") "Well, it's nice to see you out again. You want to dance?"
Lee: "This is my first night out...and I'm supposed to take it easy...so I don't think I'll dance tonight. Thanks, Tony."
Tony: "Well it's great to see you. And you look great."
AUGUST 13, 1965 (EP. #321)
Interesting crossed out dialogue.
Lee: "May I go now, Dad?"
John: "Yes. But think about what I've said, Lee. You're the one who's got to make the next move." (SHE GOES TO THE DRESSER, TAKES A SCARF. CU/JOHN, WATCHING HER. HE SEES SOMETHING, CROSSES TO THE DRESSER, PICKS UP A RING BOX, OPENS IT)
John: "This ring I gave you for graduation, I've never seen you wear it. Don't you like it?"
Lee: "Yes, of course."
John: "Then, why don't you ever wear it?"
(CU/LEE. FADE OUT)
Pat: "She didn't dislike her, Mom doesn't dislike anybody. She just---never agreed with the way Aunt Janet lived."
Alice: "Don't I know it." "Remember when I said I wanted to go to art school. Mom wasn't happy at all. And the reason was that Aunt Janet went there---and she knew that's why I wanted to go. You know she never wanted us to like Aunt Janet--or even see her."
Pat: "I know. That's why I'm surprised she had Aunt Janet over. Do you know why?"
Alice: "No. All I know is this..."
Alice: "But now, she seems to feel completely different about Aunt Janet. She was so nice to her that night. They seemed like very good friends."
Pat: "I think that's wonderful."
Alice: "So do I!" "Boy, it makes my life a lot simpler 'cause you know I really dig Aunt Janet."
NOTE: The August 18 - November 10, 1965 synopses are complete with corrections and revisions to the July 2017 update.
AUGUST 18, 1965 (EP. #324)
Ernest tenderly embraced Janet and spoke softly about dropping all pretenses when together. Janet admitted her love to Ernest, but she broke away after he hinted at marriage and acted noncommittal towards seeing him again. Ernest's demeanor became taut as he left the apartment while Janet felt disappointment in letting fears compromise her devotion to Ernest. Laura drank herself numb while ridiculing herself before calling Eric hysterical and begging for more pills. Eric was perturbed with Laura for waking him once he arrived. Laura's desperate pleading convinced a reluctant Eric to give her pills, though she resented being interrogated and treated like a child beforehand. Eric informed Ken that Laura is mixing pills with alcohol, and said he's reached his limits in helping Laura, which finally persuaded Ken to visit her. Janet told Ken that, while she acknowledges they had more than a "no strings attached" affair and she is having problems with Ernest, it didn't change the fact that he belonged with Laura.
Ernest: "I mean...no matter what we're doing...whether we're out somewhere...or here, just spending the evening quietly, doing nothing but being aware of each other."
(CU JANET; SHE SMILES AT HIM, TOUCHES HIS FACE LIGHTLY)
Janet: "You're in a rather sentimental mood tonight."
Ernest: "No, not sentimental. These are all cold, hard, scientific facts."
Janet: (SHE SMILES AT HIM) "They may be facts, but I'd hardly call them cold."
Ernest: "Want to hear more facts?"
Ernest: "A.: I love you."
Janet: (SMILING; QUIETLY) "B.: I love you."
Ernest: "C.: I'm having a wonderful time with you."
Janet: "D.: I'm having a wonderful time with you."
Ernest: "E.: It can be more wonderful..."
Janet: "F.: I'm sure it can."
Ernest: "G.: ....if we were married."
(CU/JANET, SILENT. THE SMILE FADES.) (WATCHING HER) "No H?"
AUGUST 19, 1965 (EP. #325)
Bill's face darkened with anger and his voice grew edgy once he deduced that Liz mouse-trapped Missy into telling her that Lee wants to marry Mike. Jim and Mary were incredulous towards Lee hating Pat and her desperation to marry just to leave home. Jim warned Mary they shouldn't talk to Pat if Liz is just telling tales and risk causing more friction in the Randolph household. Mary felt uneasy as she wondered if Laura has adjusted to the loss of her children since the trial. Bill didn't buy Liz's claim she persisted in finding out about Lee due to concern for the family. Liz deflected blame by calling Missy a troublemaker. Laura got soused and insulted herself. Ken drove to see Laura, swearing no one will succeed in getting them to reconcile and denied that Laura would endanger her life. Laura questioned Ken's sudden concern and called herself unattractive, unloved, and an obstacle. Ken accused Laura of resorting to idle, childish threats for attention. Laura reacted to Ken's lectures with mania, leading them to argue violently.
Bill: (at "The Joint") "Do you want some dessert?"
Missy: "Oh, I couldn't."
Bill: "You sure? Not even an 'Awful-awful?'"
Missy: "What's that?"
Bill: "The biggest sundae you ever saw. If you can finish it you get another one free."
Missy: (LAUGHING) "I'm not even going to start it!"
PRODUCTION NOTE: "Please Save Tape" for August 18 and 19, 1965.
AUGUST 20, 1965 (EP. #326)
Alex sensed an unhappy tone in Karen's voice while she talked about cooking and surmised that Karen enjoyed life more before Ernest came back into their lives. Karen objected to Alex's assertion that her ambivalence towards Ernest has caused her to make feeble excuses to avoid him. Alex walked to his parent's house and Karen sewed clothes for Cora without resolving their issues. Bert realized he was licked and gave his cigars to Alex, who lectured him about smoking and threatened to tell Cora. Alex and Bert agreed that Karen must stop evading Ernest to sort through her feelings. Ed Quinn, Mike's father, understood the gravity of Mike's dilemma in loving Lee and his fears of losing her if he doesn't concede to an elopement. Ed suggested that John is the most suitable to speak with about Lee. Eric thought Laura's opinion that Ken doesn't have fond memories of their marriage dubious. Laura pointed out that Ken seems too eager to get a divorce. Laura chastised Eric over his refusal to write her a prescription for sleeping pills, then assumed Ken won't visit again because of their quarrel.
Bert: (about giving up cigars) "A fine way to end your life, being treated like a child."
Alex: "If you stop acting like a child, you won't end your life for a long time."
Mike: "May---may I talk to you for a minute?"
Ed Quinn: "Of course. Sit down, son. What is it?" (AS MIKE SITS). "Let's see--you're not in school for another month, so it's not an educational problem; I haven't heard anything but the most harmonious sounds in the house for at least two weeks, so it's not a family problem...That leaves only one thing I can think of: a girl problem." (CU/MIKE: HE SMILES FAINTLY, HE IS TOO TROUBLED TO BE MORE AMUSED).
Mike: (QUIETLY) "Yeah. Yeah. Well, I've never claimed to be a great expert in that field, but you're welcome to whatever clues I have."
AUGUST 23, 1965 (EP. #327)
John and Pat were radiant upon entering the house that John had purchased for them. Pat was near affectionate tears over John's wishes to buy brand new furniture so everything could be their own. John told Pat it's as though he never loved anyone else like he does Pat after talking about his first wife, Lee. Pat knew the battle lines had been drawn after learning that John had confronted Lee about her attitude towards Pat. Mike earnestly told John about Lee pushing for an elopement. John complimented Mike on being a remarkable, mature young man whom Lee should marry for the right reasons. Bert advised Cora that he dislikes retirement because he has too much time to brood. Bert and Cora realized that none of the family want to articulate that Karen may have lingering feelings for Ernest. Cora ruminated over Alex's plans to force Karen into seeing his brother. Alex was too distracted by Karen's evasiveness about Ernest and the ways it's affecting their marriage to concentrate on work. Karen feigned agreement in inviting Ernest to dinner, but stiffened when Alex made the arrangements.
John: (SMILING DOWN AT HER, GENTLY) "Do you like it?"
Pat: (LOOKING UP AT HIM, HER EYES RADIANT) "Yes, it's beautiful--but that's not why I like it. I like it because it's our home--it's where you and I are going to spend--maybe the rest of our lives." (SHE LOOKS AROUND THE ROOM). "Imagine if we knew everything that's going to happen in this room. Some of it will be happy and some of it will be sad--and all of it will be--us."
NOTE: "Debut" of the Randolph House (1st). The set would be used until March 1977. John, Pat, Lee, Michael, and Marianne lived there.
AUGUST 24, 1965 (EP. #328)
John reminded Pat that Mrs. Weber must accommodate to her ways of doing the housework. John and Pat fretted that their hands were tied with Lee since they can't be frank with her or let Lee know that Mike told them about her insistence on eloping. Pat had doubts about John's ideas that getting Lee a car and giving her space in the house would make a difference. John shrugged helplessly when Lee wouldn't budge on living on campus and used being tired as an excuse to make a hasty retreat. Ernest told Janet that he accepted Alex and Karen's dinner invitation. Janet covered her concern and avoided making eye contact while telling Ernest she is glad that he agreed to settle matters with Alex and Karen. Laura shocked Janet by coming to her apartment unannounced to confront her. Janet struggled to maintain her composure as Laura mocked Janet's regret towards her affair with Ken and vows that they are no longer together. Laura screamed that Janet and Ken succeeded in ruining her life and promised to exact revenge on the two of them.
AUGUST 25, 1965 (EP. #329)
Alex admitted to Bert that something visceral is affecting his and Karen's marriage. Bert tried unsuccessfully to convince Alex that Karen only harbors guilt over breaking her engagement to Ernest and marrying Alex. Alex recounted how he had friendly dates with Karen whenever Ernest was tied up at the hospital, which led to them falling in love, and that they have a happy marriage because they're like-minded people. Bert disapproved of Alex's plan to fib about working a little late so that Ernest and Karen could talk privately. Eric failed in comforting Laura, who said she was stunned by Janet's compassion and spoke cryptically that nothing short of death would separate her and Ken. Janet reasoned that the worries she shares with Eric and Edna prove that Laura's mental instability is not a sympathy ploy. Ken raged about Laura starting a systematic campaign to gain allies to wear him down with shame and guilt.
PRODUCTION NOTE: "Don't play Laura too high." "Cuts to leave time open to Ken/Laura getting together."
AUGUST 26, 1965 (EP. #330)
Cora was alarmed when Bert mentioned that Alex arranged it so that Ernest and Karen could talk before he arrives. Bert and Cora were restless and concerned as Bert described the uneasy atmosphere that has surrounded Alex and Karen since they have returned. Karen confessed to Ella that she thinks Alex will misunderstand her being frightened about facing Ernest. Ella was confident that Alex, Karen, and Ernest's evening together will lead to reconciling with the past. Karen panicked after Alex called to say he was running late getting home from the office. Ernest and Karen made small talk about the house's interior design. The mood was lightened as Ernest and Karen joked about their "diet" of pizza, canned spaghetti, and hospital food while he was a resident and she a student nurse. Karen gently persisted in apologizing for hurting him by marrying Alex and leaving town despite Ernest's protests that broaching the subject was needless. As Karen spoke, Ernest failed to mask the hurt feelings his face conveyed. Alex arrived just as Ernest and Karen had complimented each other on changing very little over the years.
Ella: "You're still young, you're not thirty yet. You can still stop and have children."
Karen: "Yes, of course, but--I don't know why--I wish we had them now. Isn't that silly--suddenly to wish you had a lot of children? But I wish I did. I wish I were fat and matronly and surrounded by a half a dozen children."
AUGUST 27, 1965 (EP. #331)
Alex and Ernest expressed their admiration for each other's careers: Ernest for enduring medical school and being a dedicated physician; and Alex in finding his niche as a driven, successful business man. The mood turned awkward as Alex talked about how grateful he is to Karen for providing the kind of happiness he never felt was deserved. Ernest extended a dinner invitation to Alex and Karen so that they could meet Janet. Karen was upset over Alex purposely having her and Ernest be alone and his conclusion that they could talk more easily without his presence. Janet was exasperated over Ernest's indifference and apathy towards discussing the past. Ernest accused Janet of turning the evening into a major event. Janet told Ernest that his ambivalence has done nothing to soothe her worries. Laura lambasted Ken for acting as a husband when it suited him and breaking their wedding vows. Ken painted Laura as someone who enjoys playing the wronged woman routine and manipulating people to beg him to ease her unhappiness.
Ernest: (to Alex) "You still such an outdoor type?"
Karen: "I can answer that---in one word: definitely. You should have seen the last house we lived in. We had a rumpus room in the basement, but anyone who wanted to make a rumpus down there would have had to do it standing still; there wasn't two feet of empty space; it was completely filled with sports equipment."
(ALEX AND ERNEST LAUGH) Alex: "That's a slight exaggeration."
Karen: "Oh?" (TICKING THEM OFF ON HER FINGERS) "Tennis rackets, badminton rackets, squash rackets, sleeping bags, golf clubs, snow skis, water skis, one toboggan, two saddles, one ping pong table...(SHE PAUSES) "Shall I go on?"
Alex: (RAISING HIS HANDS) "It's not necessary. I plead guilty."
AUGUST 30, 1965 (EP. #332)
Jim and Mary were unconvinced by Liz's certainty in Lee's efforts to elope with Mike so she could leave home. Jim conceded to Mary's resolve to discuss the situation with Liz further before telling Pat. Pat simmered with anger and annoyance due to Lee's indifference towards everything about their new house. Lee was unmoved towards Pat's pleas to be less difficult for John's sake. Liz kept busy straightening up her house in anticipation of Mary's visit. Liz griped about Bill dating Missy and speculated that Bill might quit law school if Missy talks Bill into marriage. Liz privately savored in getting Mary to beg for her source in knowing about Mike and Lee. Pat assured Mary she wasn't interfering by talking about Lee, who seethed at overhearing Mary and Pat agree that Lee should never be told that they know she wants to run away.
Jim: (CAREFULLY) "Liz was married to my brother, and since he died I've felt a--responsibility towards Liz. You know that."
Mary: "Yes, but--what does that have to do with telling Pat?" [about Lee].
Jim: "Let me finish. You've never felt very close to Liz." (BEFORE SHE CAN PROTEST) "I'm not saying that's good or bad. It's just a fact. I've always been much less critical of her than you. Well, in spite of that fact, I admit that sometimes Liz--exaggerates things for effect. Sometimes she's not above--ordinary gossip. She's alone, she's very lonely--I suppose that kind of thing can happen. What I'm saying is that this may be nothing more than that, Mary--idle gossip. And we won't help Pat by bringing it into her life."
Pat: "I know how you feel--and I know I can't change that overnight, but--I'm trying, Lee--I'm trying to be friends with you. I know I can't be a mother to you--maybe that's what you need but I know I can't be that, I know it as well as you do. When John asked me to marry him, I--I thought maybe we could be--like sisters sort of. All right, maybe that can't be either--but we can be friends, Lee--there's nothing wrong with that. And, if we can't be that, at least we cannot be enemies!" (THIS LAST HAS COME OUT VERY FERVENTLY) "Isn't that possible Lee? Is it too much to ask?"
Lee: "We're not enemies."
Pat: "That's what it feels like--from the moment the day starts until it ends...."
Liz: ".....I don't like to sound like a complaining mother--and you know I'm normally not one--but this business with Melissa has really got me upset. I just pray she doesn't talk him into marrying and throwing away all the years of hard work and education just as he's going into his last year of law school."
Mary: "Oh, I'm sure nothing would keep Bill from finishing his education."
Liz: "You never know, Mary. It happens every day. Young people don't always show the best sense about things...."
Liz: "She didn't even say goodbye. Well, Mary's always been a little blunt."
AUGUST 31, 1965 (EP. #333)
Lee was livid to hear that John, Mary, and Pat knew about her scheme to leave town because Mike confided in them. She swiftly snuck out and stayed at "The Joint" until four in the morning. John and Dru worried about Lee's health because she risked exhausting herself by being out all night. Mike and Lee made a scene when they got into a huge argument, which led to them breaking up. Bill and Missy were upset with Lee, who shamelessly flirted and danced with Gary in front of Mike.
Lee: (to Mike about their breakup) "It's good it happened. Now none of us has to pretend anymore. We don't have to pretend we like each other."
SEPTEMBER 1, 1965 (EP. #334)
Lee was adamant in her refusal to forgive Mike or go home and said that she wanted nothing to do with him. Lee belied her spiteful actions towards Mike as she clung to Gary while consumed with melancholy and insecurity. John and Pat brought up Lee being morose and withdrawn to Dru, who mentioned that he hasn't seen or had a chance to talk to Lee in weeks. John echoed Pat's sentiments that nothing will destroy their marriage, but said it could be happier without their conflicts with Lee. Dru told Lee he misses her visits and affectionately gave her a kiss on the cheek before leaving so John, Pat, and Lee could talk alone. John defended Mike and Pat against Lee's accusations that they talk behind her back instead of directly to her face. Pat had to bear witness to Lee defiantly asserting her independence and John's angry declarations that he won't stand by and watch her make mistakes. Gary assured Mike that he'd never ruin their friendship by purposely flirting with or dating Lee. Mike didn't share Gary's optimism towards getting back together with Lee.
Dru: (about Lee) "I can understand your concern, John. If only there were one of us she could talk to."
Pat: "There isn't, Dru. As far as John and I are concerned, she treats us like enemies. When we're together it's sort of--an armed truce."
PRODUCTION NOTE: Sets used for this episode included the exterior of Gary's home (front steps and door) and Lee's bed (only).
SEPTEMBER 2, 1965 (EP. #335)
Alex was agreeable to Karen's reasoning that quarrelling over Ernest was silly. Karen was forthright in telling Alex that she resented having to endure the strained experience she had being alone with Ernest. Alex was contrite after Karen explained that she felt deserted without his support in handling difficult situations. Karen feigned excitement over the two of them having dinner with Ernest and Janet for Alex's benefit. Mary happily told Janet that Alice is enjoying the best summer of her life. Mary was filled with compassion for Janet, who professed her love for Ernest and fears about Karen's presence. Pat didn't blame Missy for unwittingly telling Liz about Mike or causing John and Lee's argument. Missy told Pat about the night Lee broke up with Mike. Pat bit her tongue as she registered Missy's comparison of Gary to Tom and worries that Lee may still want to marry. Alice promised not to break Pat's confidence, though Pat asserted that she shouldn't rely on family to solve her problems. Pat wept over Lee skipping out on having a family outing and John and Lee's fight. Pat and Alice quickly ended their conversation and put on cheerful faces upon Mary's arrival.
Mary: "When I think how Jim and I opposed Alice going to Art School at first--because of you, because you'd gone there."
Janet: (TRYING TO STOP HER) "Mary..."
Mary: "No, I can admit it now---thank heaven. We didn't want her exposed to---those influences. When I think of the happiness we might have deprived her of--because of our foolish prejudice. And that's all it was. It shows you how blind that kind of thinking can make you. I'm just glad that Alice had more sense than we did then---and that we finally came to our senses. And most of all I'm glad that we're good friends now--you and I---and my children. It's nice that you feel you can drop by like this. That makes me very happy, Janet."
Alice: (about Lee and Mike) "...I was just so worried--and Dad made me tell."
Pat: "Dad can always make you tell everything."
Alice: (URGENTLY) "No, he can't. Please trust me, Pat. Just try me. I want it to be like it used to be when we shared our room and we could talk about anything."
SEPTEMBER 3, 1965 (EP. #336)
Ken advised Eric that he stood by Laura to help her cope with Tom's death, but they've had a sham of a marriage for years. Ken was tense as he expressed impatience over getting a divorce and tried to be muster optimism that Janet would marry him. Pat told John that Bill and Missy witnessed Lee breaking up with Mike and flirting with Gary. John was distressed while Pat fretted that Gary may be a poor influence on Lee and they don't have links to her life. John balked at Pat's idea that she occasionally stay with family so that John and Lee could have time alone. John decided he had coddled Lee enough and vowed not to tolerate her hurting Pat. Karen told Ella about arguing with Alex because he deliberately came home late so she and Ernest would talk alone. Ella was displeased over Alex and Karen's plans to have dinner with Ernest and Janet. Janet told Ernest that she's overwhelmed with work and suggested he spend more time with Alex and Karen before she meets them. Ernest and Janet accused each other of having unresolved feelings for Karen and Ken.
Karen: "I was an awful tomboy, wasn't I? Didn't I cry once when Georgie Dwyer told me girls couldn't grow up to be baseball players?"
Ella: "You certainly did. Luckily, about two weeks later you decided dolls were more fun than baseball."
Karen: (COMING FROM THE WINDOW) "I'm not sure I was right."
SEPTEMBER 6, 1965 (EP. #337)
John emphatically informed Lee that their problems will be solved once she accepts Pat as family. Lee fell silent after John insisted that she attend the Labor Day dinner at "The Cascade" with him and the Matthews. Lee weighed the merits of defying John further when he was unyielding towards her accusations that everyone spies on her. John joked to Jim and Mary about buying brand new furniture and getting impatient towards moving into the new house. Lee remained stoic while Jim, Mary, and Alice raved about the house, the neighborhood, and the university being nearby. Bert and Cora were pleased over Alex and Karen having dinner with Ernest and Janet. Alex was impressed by Janet as Cora enthused that she's perfect for Ernest while Karen was silent and tense. Janet reflected upon her past estrangement with her family and told Ernest that it's wonderful that they have accepted her. Jim, Mary, Alice, Pat, John, and Lee arrived just in time to interrupt Janet concluding that Ernest didn't want to spend Labor Day with his family because of Karen.
John: "....We can't get a divorce, you and I. We're father and daughter---no matter what." (SHE PAUSES. THEN, EMPHATICALLY) "And Pat and I are husband and wife---and we're not getting a divorce either."
Lee: "I never said you should!"
John: "No, but you make it clear how you feel about our marriage---and you make things as difficult as you can for us. I can't stop that in one day---but I'm going to stop it, Lee. You and I have never had a problem like this before---but we'll solve it, and, in the meantime--no divorces; we're staying together. When you finally realize that, I think things will go a lot easier---for you too."
John: (about new furniture) "Oh, yes. But, we've had such fun picking out the new things we've bought, we're tempted to get more and more."
Mary: (laughing) "That can be an expensive temptation."
NOTE: Last appearance of House Jameson as Bert Gregory.
SEPTEMBER 7, 1965 (EP. #338)
Dru delighted in having his game of solitary chess interrupted by Pat's visit. Pat wept over her presence impeding on John and Lee's lives causing their animosity towards each other. Pat felt that Dru was the only person who could convince John that she doesn't need protection, to be less harsh with Lee, and that she doesn't want John and Lee to fight anymore. Dru compared John's approach with Lee to forgetting the fundamentals in practicing law to remain calm and objective. Dru was blunt but compassionate while warning John that his feud with Lee over Pat is jeopardizing his marriage. Lee and Gary found themselves at an impasse over dating despite Lee swearing she is through with Mike. Lee threw a tantrum over Gary's rejection, which prompted Gary to whisper a warning to himself not to get caught in Lee's problems. Laura swore off Eric's alarm towards her drinking and the messy state of the den. Eric begrudgingly told a skeptical Laura that Ken is doing what is best for them and no longer has Janet as a mistress. Laura denied tormenting herself for attention and spoke cryptically in response to Eric's advice that she be prepared for the worst.
FADE IN: DRU'S ROOM, THE NEXT MORNING. DRU IS ALONE, ENGAGED IN HIS SECRET VICE: SOLITARY CHESS. START IN CU, SO WE CAN'T SEE HE HAS NO PARTNER. HE MUSES, FRETS, PONDERS.
Dru: "That was a good move. Not a great move: a good move. But two can play at this game of chess---and I'm not ready to give up yet---not quite yet. As a matter of fact..." (HE MOVES, SITS BACK TRIUMPHANT) "...try getting out of that." (HE SITS LOOKING AT THE BOARD AND THE LOOK OF TRIUMPH SLOWLY VANISHES TO BE REPLACED BY ONE OF CONCERN. NOW DOLLY BACK SO WE SEE THAT HE IS ALONE. HE TURNS THE BOARD SO HE HAS THE OTHER SIDE NOW AND PONDERS). "Hmmm. Nothing is impossible."
[LATER] Pat: (LOOKING AT THE CHESS BOARD) "Did I interrupt a game?"
Dru: "With myself. One good thing about playing chess with yourself, you can always stop and start when you want. You never have to go looking for a partner...."
Dru: (to Pat) "You bother me!? Why it's as if I'd suddenly opened all the windows in this room and a fresh breeze full of the smell of flowers had swept in."
Pat (smiling) "When you can say things like that, how on earth have you managed to stay single?"
Dru: "Simple. I'm all talk---nothing else, I'm afraid--quite harmless. But don't tell the ladies. It'll be our secret."
SEPTEMBER 8, 1965 (EP. #339)
Dru told Lee that she has changed into an angry, unhappy person due to being consumed by hatred. Lee claimed that forgetting her prejudices and trying to get to know her didn't help her and Pat to bond. Dru couldn't salvage attempts to reach Lee after he inadvertently turned her irate by bringing up her efforts to elope with Mike. Lee pointedly informed Dru that he, John, and Pat failed in stopping her from carrying out her plans. Mike was surprised over Pat's fondness for Lee and assertions that she doesn't understand that Pat has changed since the trial and marrying John. Mike couldn't bring himself to share Pat's belief that Lee still has feelings for him. Lee patronized Mike over confiding in Pat. Janet imparted to Jim the ways Ernest has taught her to trust, accept vulnerability, and consider marriage. Jim was bothered by Janet's past fears of commitment resurfacing because of Alex and Karen. Ernest tried to read Janet's reactions to the topic of having dinner with Alex and Karen as she freshened her makeup. Janet told Ernest that her unsettled feelings towards their romance is comeuppance for thoughtlessly hurting Laura during her affair with Ken.
Dru: "Come in--come in." (LEE COMES IN AND HE CLOSES THE DOOR, TURNS TO SEE HER LOOKING AT THE COOKIES AND CAKES) "Aren't they pretty? There's a new bakery that just opened about a block away. They've got a fancy French name on the window and the cookies and cakes all have fancy, French names, so the only way I can order is by pointing at the ones I want. It works out just as well..."
Lee: "Maybe I'm not your Rosebud anymore."
Dru: (QUIETLY) "That's true, it's the saddest thing anyone has said to me in a long, long time."
Lee: (MOVING AWAY) "You can't stay young and happy and stupid forever."
Dru: (A PAUSE, WATCHING HER, THEN) "Is it stupid to be young and happy? I never knew that."
Lee: (HER BACK TO HIM, SHRUGGING) "You have to grow up sometime, Uncle Dru."
Janet: (to Jim) "For so long, as you know, I didn't let myself think about marriage---much less actually consider it. After the hysterectomy, after Mike Connors broke our engagement because of it, I wouldn't leave myself open to be hurt like that again. Ernest---changed all that. Somehow---I could trust him---I did open up---I was vulnerable again. I still am." (HER VOICE GROWING A LITTLE HARDER) "But I'm learning." (SHE TURNS TO JIM, HER FACE PALE) "I--I can feel that door closing again, Jim---and that's what frightens me. It felt so good---not to be afraid. And it feels so---awful to be afraid again."
Ernest: "Janet, you're being ridiculous."
Janet: (about Laura) "Am I? I had an affair with her husband---for a long time. When we were together, I never thought about her--what she must be feeling, what she must be thinking---at home, alone, wondering, suspecting--afraid to believe her suspicions. That's what's happening to me, I guess. I'm getting a very small taste--of what she must have felt. So you see? There is some justice."
SEPTEMBER 9, 1965 (EP. #340)
Lee belied her feelings for Mike, who stood firm in wanting them to marry for the right reasons. Mike realized he didn't have a future with Lee once she delivered an ultimatum that they elope, or part for good. Alex joked to Karen that Cora was thrilled over their dinner with Ernest and Janet at the Embassy Club. Eric was perplexed by Laura's relaxed mood and considered Laura's theories that she forced Ken out by not forgiving his affair as self-deception. Karen downplayed the past to Alex, who recalled that Ernest nearly beat him up and wondered if they could ever truly be forgiven. Alex quickly changed the subject of their marriage becoming a little strained since they've come back to that of enthusiasm over meeting Janet. Ken informed Janet that he's leaving town for six weeks to establish residence elsewhere to obtain an uncontested divorce. Ken promised Janet that he'll be single once he returns. Janet blamed herself for ruining Ken and Laura's marriage, then gave her opinion that Ken's measures in seeking a divorce from Laura were cold-blooded.
NOTE: Last appearance of Joe Bennett as Mike Quinn.
SEPTEMBER 10, 1965 (EP. #341)
Ernest was confident that he and Janet would get through the evening without difficulties. Janet told Ernest that she holds herself responsible for the grief Laura has endured and has had insomnia since Ken laid out his plans to obtain a divorce. Ernest and Karen gently chided Alex over constantly being late, which Janet found quite amusing. Alex advised Ernest to make a list of good places and restaurants to go while they marveled over the Embassy Club. Janet and Karen started to bond as they admired the beautiful view of the city from the Embassy Club and their love for modern architecture. Alex toasted to Ernest and Janet and to the beginning of new friendships. Pat tried to get a sullen Lee to have dinner with her and John and then see a movie together. Lee griped about Mike convincing Gary not to date her and being stuck at home. An awkward silence came over the table as Ernest and Karen realized their talk about living on pizza when she was a student nurse made everyone think about the past. Laura howled like a wounded animal upon receiving a legal notice that revealed Ken's plans to divorce her.
Ernest: "That's right Alex, 'cause even when you're not busy, you're late."
Alex: (WITH A SIGH) "Well, I guess it's just something dark and psychological that I'll never understand, but...at least it makes me mysterious and interesting."
Karen: (SMILING) "...and sometimes just a little annoying."
Alex: (PUTTING AN ARM AROUND HER) "Ah, but I have so many charming traits."
SEPTEMBER 13, 1965 (EP. #342)
Laura became mentally unhinged as she attempted to get Ken's whereabouts, then reprimanded herself for making desperate, vain efforts to save her marriage. As she imagined Ken and Janet celebrating his freedom, Laura somnabulistically accepted defeat, spread out the legal notice and placed it on the bar to symbolize finality, and downed pills. Alex's effusive talk about Ernest and Janet being a perfect fit and interacting like married couples was in sharp contrast to Karen's abstract comments. Karen cautiously described that, while she and Ernest were serious and hard-working, she was drawn to Alex because she found a new experience in having fun in life with him. Ernest stated the Baxter's marriage was troubled long before Ken began an affair with Janet, who was upset with himself for moping over Ken's visit during their evening. Ernest affectionately urged Janet not to doubt his love or about Alex and Karen being happily married. Janet's last barrier in accepting Ernest's devotion crumbled as he slipped an engagement ring on her finger. Ernest was interrupted by the phone just as he was about to officially propose.
Janet: (about setting a wedding date) "But why do we have to set a date tonight? We've---we've felt this way about each other for months and we haven't set a date."
Ernest: "Because you set certain conditions. You said I had to face the past first--my past--Karen and Alex--before we could face the future. Well, I've met all your conditions, Janet. I'm like the suitor in the fairy tale who's done everything the king demanded, so now I've come to claim the hand of the princess in marriage." (HE IS SILENT; QUIETLY) "There are no more dragons to kill."
SEPTEMBER 14, 1965 (EP. #343)
Laura, half-conscious and with thick and almost incoherent speech, called to congratulate Janet on winning Ken and promised she'd stop bothering them. Ernest pitied Laura while Janet recounted that Ken made coping difficult because he was indecisive about his marriage and shunned Janet and Dru's objection to Ken's ways of obtaining a divorce. Ernest and Janet deduced that Laura had called after taking sleeping pills and frantically tried to call the Baxter Den. Janet was overcome by horror, prompting her and Ernest to rush over to see Laura. Ernest found Laura in a coma from barbiturate poisoning, ordered an ambulance, and alerted intensive care. Janet cried over being correct about Laura receiving the legal notice and taking sleeping pills. Hal Keefer was apprehensive towards dating Lee because of how quickly she dumped Mike and Gary. Lee ran Hal ragged dancing at "The Joint," then seductively talked him into taking her on a drive in the country. Ernest told Janet about Laura's medical treatment and that the prognosis is uncertain. Janet convinced Ernest to contact Ken, so he's notified about Laura being hospitalized.
Hal: "Well, how long have I known you? A couple years? And all that time---I never took you for a swinger."
Lee: "Maybe I'm not such a swinger."
Hal: "Well, you never like to call it a night--and the last few weeks you went out with Mike, and then Gary, and now me. I always thought you were sort of a---quiet girl."
Lee: "Thanks for not saying square."
NOTE: Janet gives the Baxter residence's address as 440 Linden Avenue in Ferndale. The general phone number for Memorial Hospital was 52-1-1000.
PRODUCTION NOTE: "New boy (Hal, 19)" on cast sheet. He would later be given the last name Keefer.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1965 (EP. #344)
Ernest informed an astonished Ken that Laura was in critical condition at Memorial Hospital from overdosing on sleeping pills. Ken frantically booked a flight reservation as he realized he discounted Laura's hints of refusing to live without him. Eric reflected to Ernest and Janet on reaching his capacity as a doctor and friend to Laura and had suspected that she was hoarding pills. Pat tried to emphasize the importance of sleep to prevent John from flying off the handle at Lee. John resolved to exercise his duties as a father against Lee's childish rebellion despite Pat's protests. Lee was prepared for a fight with John when she came home at four in the morning again. Pat was devastated by the heated exchange when John forced Lee to live at home while attending college until she becomes sensible and cooperative. Janet told Ken about Laura's congratulatory call and her receiving the legal notice from his divorce lawyer. Ernest consulted with Ken on Laura's condition and medical treatment she is undergoing in intensive care. Ken was shocked and disturbed upon seeing a comatose Laura.
Pat: "Darling, maybe--maybe you'd better wait and talk to her in the morning--when you've had a chance to get some sleep. You're terribly tired now. You--we always get more upset than we should when we're tired...."
John: "More upset than we should! Pat, the trouble is I haven't got upset enough at Lee. I've let her get away with murder--for months. What she really needs is a good old-fashioned shellacking--right across my knee--until she comes to her senses and realizes I mean what I say."
Lee: (about being forced to live at home) "Then you'd better lock the doors--and windows--and everything else. That's what they do---in prisons!!"
Ken: (BARELY AUDIBLE) "May I see her?"
Ernest: "Yes. Come with me." (HE GOES OUT. KEN FOLLOWS, THE LETTER CLUTCHED IN HIS HAND. DISSOLVE TO: INTENSIVE CARE ROOM. THE DOCTOR IS GIVING LAURA AN INJECTIONS. AFTER A MOMENT, KEN AND ERNEST ENTER. THEY COME TO THE BED. ERNEST LOOKS AT THE DOCTOR) "Any change?" (THE DOCTOR SHAKES HIS HEAD. CU/KEN STARING DOWN AT LAURA. HIS HANDS COME UP AND COVER HIS FACE. IT IS HORROR, NOT GRIEF--AND NOT OPEN REMORSE YET. WE MUST BE CAREFUL IN THIS ACT THAT KEN, THOUGH SHOCKED, FRIGHTENED, APPALLED, IS NOT IN TEARS, IS NOT REMORSEFUL. THIS IS STILL TO COME AND THE AUDIENCE MUSTN'T SEE HIS REFORMATION TOO QUICKLY--OR GUESS THAT IT IS COMING).
SEPTEMBER 16, 1965 (EP. #345)
Eric showed much decorum when he firmly struck down Ken's thesis that Laura pulled a stunt because she endured sleepless nights and faced her demons without help to hoard the pills she took. Eric advised Ken it was fortunate that Janet had the good sense to guess something was wrong with Laura and the initiative to check on her. Mary was speechless as Janet revealed she had callously disregarded Laura's feelings while having an affair with Ken and that Laura attempted suicide once she was notified of Ken's efforts to get a divorce. Janet begged Mary to tell Pat the truth when Mary predicted Pat might assume all the blame because of Tom's death. Dru was at a loss after Pat confided in him about John and Lee's latest fight and their uncompromising stances. Pat sadly told Dru that her belief that nothing could affect her marriage to John has been shaken because of their problems with Lee. Janet ordered Ken to accept his share of responsibility for putting Laura through so much anguish and resorting to heartless measures in getting a divorce. Ken felt pained by Janet's contention that they deserve to suffer and be punished for the harm they inflicted onto Laura.
Eric: (THOUGHTFUL) "It's strange how it all worked out--with all of you here, all of you involved: you, Miss Matthews, Dr. Gregory. Laura managed to bring you all together---in one place, one moment."
Ken: "(TURNED AWAY, QUIETLY) "Maybe she meant it that way."
(CU/ERIC; HE GLANCES AT KEN) "If you're saying that this was just a---stunt---that Laura didn't really mean to kill herself--you're wrong, Ken. You can't give yourself that comfort."
Mary: "Yes, Janet---very good friends."
Janet: (MARY HAS TOUCHED HER ARM. JANET TAKES HER HAND, CLINGS TO IT) "I feel that way. I---I need your friendship, Mary--and your understanding. You've had to be understanding of me in the past. I'm afraid you'll have to be understanding again---now. I--I just hope this won't end the friendship that's just begun between us."
Ken: (about Laura's condition) "No, it's not just one of those things. It's more important than that---much more important."
Janet: "Do you really feel that way?"
Ken: "Of course, I'm not inhuman." (CU/JANET; STARING AT HIM. SHE COMPRESSES HER LIPS) "No comment to that?"
Janet: "Is one necessary?"
PRODUCTION NOTE: "EP. #345 (Revised)." An original draft was not in the collection. Exchanges mentioned in the next episode that may've been in the original script: Eric encouraged Janet not to judge herself so harshly. John and Pat nearly argued while discussing the shouting match he had with Lee. Eric finally convinced Janet to leave the hospital and get some rest. Otherwise, there are no story developments or significant events missing.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1965 (EP. #346)
Mary told Pat about Russ and Alice getting ready for the fall semester, then fretted over hearing about John's fight with Lee. Pat grew distraught over Laura's attempted suicide and that the papers would link it and Janet's affair with Ken to Tom's murder trial. Mary spoke with much conviction towards also holding Tom and Ken responsible for Laura's heartache while comforting Pat. Ernest felt helpless in convincing Janet that wishing to change the past was the wrong way to think. Janet advised Ernest that Pat mustn't blame herself and that she's prepared to be rejected by the family once again. Ernest was modest in accepting Ken's gratitude for getting Laura admitted to the hospital. Ken and Janet glumly thought about the terrible press everyone is bound to get. Eric and Ernest were excited when Laura's body reacted to pain-a definitive sign that she was coming out of her coma. Janet impressed upon Ken the significance of the first words he'll say to Laura when she regains consciousness. Janet firmly told Ken that he was lying to himself in thinking she ever loved him or that they have a future together. Ken was consumed with emotions as he watched Laura awaken.
Pat: "How are Dad and Alice and Russ?"
Mary: "All fine. Alice is chafing at the bit to start full-time classes at the Art Institute, and Russ got his final card from summer school. He did much better. I just hope well enough he'll be able to get into a junior college this term. Your father's checking some of the colleges now to see if he can register."
Pat: "I hope my brother is finally getting a hold on himself...."
Janet: "This happened at just the right moment---just when I was beginning to have a family again, just when they were beginning to be able to forget everything I've been, everything I'd done, and accept me---as a person."
Ernest: "This won't change that, Janet."
Janet: "Won't it? It'll be in the papers---about Laura [....] "Mary still has two children to raise---Alice and Russ. I'm afraid I'll be a "bad influence" again, the welcome mat won't be out to me anymore..."
Ernest: (to Janet) "How can you be so clear and considerate about everyone else---and so stubborn and cruel to yourself?"
Janet: "Because I don't deserve consideration. The seeds I helped sow have been reaped---and this is the harvest."
PRODUCTION NOTES: "EP. #346 (Revised)." Revisions were on the original script pages. Crossed-out dialogue was replaced with the original lines being rephrased in type. Penciled-in dialogue were additions. An appearance by Joey Trent as Russ Matthews was considered. Ultimately, the character came home for a visit but was not seen on-camera.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1965 (EP. #347)
Ken was relieved that Laura was transferred out of intensive care. Ken tried to compose himself as he witnessed Laura reenacting her last moments prior to falling into a coma. Eric informed Ken that Laura will be getting psychiatric help once the effects of the sleeping pills wear off. Ken was unsure of resuming his divorce plans but maintained he still loves Janet and not Laura. Janet told Ernest about urging Ken to reconcile with Laura but was curious on whether he'd consider it. Ernest was glad when Janet promised that she wasn't avoiding the subject of discussing his marriage proposal. Janet impulsively told Ernest that she couldn't accept the engagement ring while there are still unresolved issues between Ken and Laura. Laura sobbed in despair when she realized she had recovered from her overdose. John guessed rightly that Pat was trying too hard to be enthusiastic over moving into their new house. John made Pat understand that Janet made a great sacrifice in revealing her affair to stop Pat from assuming all the blame for Laura's attempted suicide. Ken's awkward efforts in telling Laura that he cares about her were all in vain. Laura fell silent after Ken revealed that Janet helped save her life.
NOTE: Last appearance of Michael Ingram as Dr. Eric Hilker.
PRODUCTION NOTE: Transition from Act 3-4.
DISSOLVE TO: LAURA'S HOSPITAL ROOM. SHE IS LYING, STARING AT THE CEILING, MORE ALERT NOW. THE NURSE SITS NOT FAR FROM HER, HALF MEDICAL ATTENDANT, HALF WATCHDOG....
John: (GRINNING) "Darling, don't be silly---I can take off my own shoes."
Pat: (PUSHING HIS HAND BACK AND PROCEEDING TO REMOVE HIS SHOES) "I've read about it in books and I've seen it in the movies. There's no reason why I can't do it too. If I were really a good wife, I'd have your slippers and pipe waiting for you."
John: (REACHING DOWN AND RAISING PAT TO SIT NEXT TO HIM ON THE COUCH) "Just the way you are, you're a perfect wife, so kindly don't improve any---or you'll have me wanting to stay home from work all day just to enjoy your attentions."
SEPTEMBER 21, 1965 (EP. #348)
Bill questioned his own judgement in placating Liz, who snapped at him for being in a rush to see Missy. Liz was enraged over a newspaper article that covered Laura's attempted suicide, mentioned Pat's murder trial, and made conjectures on the Baxter's estrangement to Ken and Janet. Bill admonished Liz over her pre-occupation with the Matthews' name being in the papers. Liz and Bill acknowledged that they had strong, opposing views on family and agreed not to discuss the matter further. Missy told Lee that she thinks she earned enough money during the summer to pay for her first semester at college. Lee ranted to Missy about her dorm reservation being cancelled and limits being set on the time she can go out in the evenings. Missy failed to reach an obstinate Lee, who referred to Pat as a trouble-maker who ruins people's lives. Ken told Janet that Laura was angry after she regained consciousness because she had meant to commit suicide. Janet was certain that Ken could help improve Laura's well-being by trying to build a new life with her. Ken realized he had been blind to everything in his life once he confessed to Janet that he doesn't see a future for them.
Three Column Headline: "MOTHER OF MURDERED BOY TRIES SUICIDE."
Liz: (reading) ".....After taking the sleeping pills, Mrs. Baxter made one phone call, to Miss Janet Matthews, a woman who works in the same office with her estranged husband. Miss Matthews is the aunt of Patricia Matthews, who was freed of the charge of murder of the Baxter son on the basis of temporary insanity. The reason for the call to Janet Matthews is still not known. Both Miss Matthews and Mr. Baxter have refused to discuss the nature of the call, but rumor has linked Miss Matthews and Mr. Baxter in the breakup of the Baxter marriage....."
Liz: "Do you think I enjoy seeing things like this about our family on the front page of the paper?"
Bill: "No---enjoy isn't exactly the word for it, but it gives you something to get excited and upset about."
Liz: "And I like being upset, I suppose."
Bill: "I'd better not answer that. I'll see you tonight."
Liz: "That's really all you have to say?"
Bill: "What do you want me to say: Naughty Aunt Janet? What she does is her business."
Bill: (TOUCHING HIS CHEST WITH HIS FINGERS) "I'm only responsible for what I do to the Matthews name. That's what I care about---and that's all you have to worry about."
Liz: "Unfortunately, we're not the only people named Matthews."
Bill: "Aunt Janet's got as much right to the name as you have---more; she was born with it. And she's got a right to live her own life too, without us passing judgement on it. Besides, you've always hated her."
(CU/LIZ; BRIDLES; HER EYES GO DARKER) Liz: "Hate is a strong word, Bill."
Bill: "In this case, it's the right one. Look, there's no use our discussing this. We'll never see eye to eye on the subject of the family."
Liz: "I'm beginning to wonder if we'll ever see eye to eye again on anything."
Bill: "I don't know---but I've got to go. I'm keeping Missy waiting."
Liz: (COLORING, QUELLING THE ANGER THAT RISES) "By all means, go then. You mustn't keep Missy waiting." (HE STARTS FOR THE DOOR) "But in spite of what you say, I consider this the end. Janet is no longer welcome in this house!"
Bill: (PAUSING AT THE DOOR) "When was she ever welcome here?"
PRODUCTION NOTES: "Under play Lee." "Cut into-Liz reads paper, cut to [Missy/Lee scene]."
SEPTEMBER 22, 1965 (EP. #349)
Jim and Mary were like-minded in finding it difficult to accept Janet's transgressions. Mary unhappily admitted she doesn't approve of Janet's affair with Ken and was most concerned about her influence on Alice. Jim viewed the situation as a test on their ability to forgive, proposing they take a sympathetic approach to Janet. Liz and Mary agreed that the scandal was degrading to the family and could affect Jim's accounting firm and Bill's prospective law practice. Mary grew intolerant towards Liz's self-righteous stance on preserving the Matthews' name from a bad reputation by confronting Janet on her immoral behavior. Janet swore to Ken he would be tempting fate if Laura were to live alone in a small apartment or hotel that didn't have reminders of the past. Ken confided to Janet his tormented thoughts of life without Laura and his inability to find solutions to their problems. Janet was touched by Ken crediting her with helping him realize he had let anger and resentment cloud his feelings for Laura and his marriage. Ken spoke candidly to Laura about his conflicting emotions and uncertainties but promised Laura that he wanted them to start over.
Janet: "Loneliness isn't a house or an apartment, Ken. It's not outside us at all. It's in here." (SHE TOUCHES HER CHEST).
Jim: "Really? Alice and Russ?"
Mary: "Well, I think she feels, since Russ was away all summer, and since they'll both be going back to school in a week, this is one of the few chances they'll have to be together."
Jim: "That never influenced her before."
Mary: (REFLECTING) "Well, she always had Pat before---right there in the same room with her. Now Pat's gone---and then Russ was gone all summer, and he'll be going away to school in a week. Alice has never been this alone before."
Jim: (NODDING) "And suddenly even the company of her younger brother becomes desirable."
Liz: "And how long can we go on excusing her, Mary, justifying everything she does, saying, "Poor Janet, she was hurt once, so she can do anything she wants now." We've all been hurt, Mary. But it didn't turn us into immoral people."
Mary: (about confronting Janet) "You're going to go to Janet and hold up to her the fact that we have children, knowing that she doesn't, that she can't?"
Liz: "Thank heaven she can't have children! Can you imagine what they'd see and hear?"
SEPTEMBER 23, 1965 (EP. #350)
Ken told Dru that he dropped the divorce suit and that he and Laura are going forward with a reconciliation. Dru gave Ken profound wisdom in forgetting "what ifs," learning from mistakes, and moving forward in life. Ken reflected on Dru's remarks that many things can obscure true feelings and it may take drastic measures to realize the truth. Lee felt the cold weight from her chest melt away as Dru said he's worried that she's outgrown their friendship and misses her being his chess partner. Dru carefully broached the subject of Lee starting college, which led her to complain about living at home and John's distrust towards her. Janet happily told Mary that Ken came to his senses once he was forced to consider life without Laura and that they are reuniting. Janet grew teary-eyed when Mary promised that nothing has changed hermind about them being family. Laura was ecstatic over Ken's ideas of selling their house and moving to Los Angeles, first staying in hotels and then buying a small house. Ken told Laura he requested a job transfer to head the West Coast of his company. Ken assured Laura that his motives are to put the past behind them and not to run away from Janet.
Ken: "But if I'd been able to understand then what I understand now...."
Dru: "Ah, that's the biggest 'if' in the world, Mr. Baxter. And we're all subject to it---"If I'd known then what I know now." Unfortunately, life doesn't work that way. Sometimes we need more than words, more than people telling us what's right. Life has to teach us---with experience, and sometimes the experience isn't a pleasant one, as you've just seen."
Lee: (about John) "He doesn't trust me. Just because he married a girl like Pat Matthews, he thinks every girl is like her. Well, I'm not going to get pregnant, if that's what he's worried about."
Dru: (STARING AT HER) "Oh, Lord, child. Is this what's in your mind?" (SHE IS SILENT) "Have you said this to John or Pat?"
Lee: "No, but I will if I want to!"
Dru: "Listen to me, Lee. If I've ever meant anything to you, if we've ever meant anything to each other---listen to me. Don't, Lee. Don't ever say that to your father."
SEPTEMBER 24, 1965 (EP. #351)
John wouldn't leave for the office until Pat told him her good news. John was optimistic that Ken and Laura's reconciliation would be the end of tragedies for them and alleviate all of Pat's lingering guilt over Tom's death and Laura's anguish. John said Lee's attitude was hurting their marriage when he declined Pat's suggestion that he give in a little to her. Pat's good mood got her to reminisce about sharing a room with Alice while they were growing up. Alice told Pat that she feels conflicted because Mary taught them that infidelity in a marriage was wrong but now doesn't want them to be judgmental towards Janet. Pat talked about the mistakes she made with Tom, but told Alice she'll learn that love and respect can be the most beautiful things in the world. Janet's habit of being uneasy around Laura vanished when Laura praised her in saving her life. Janet wept with joy after Ken and Laura expressed their gratitude for getting them to remember their love for each and that they belonged together.
Pat: "Really, John, a prominent and successful lawyer shouldn't arrive at the office with his tie crooked."
John: (SMILING) "Hasn't it ever occurred to you that I purposely tie it that way every morning?"
John: "So you'll come over and straighten it, and, then...(HE GRABS HER WAIST, PULLS HER CLOSE)...so I can do this." (HE KISSES HER, FIRMLY, WARMLY, WHEN THEY BREAK, SHE LAUGHS)
Pat: "You're sneaky!"
John: "That's right. I never said I wasn't."
Pat: "Well, youngster, how are you?"
Alice: "That's the first time you've called me that in a long time."
SEPTEMBER 27, 1965 (EP. #352)
Janet told Ernest how Laura transformed into a youthful, beautiful, happy woman now that she and Ken reconciled. Ernest and Janet's faces reflected radiant hope after she remarked they can all begin to live again. Janet promised Ernest that she has completely put Ken in a past chapter of her life. Ernest didn't deny that he was profoundly hurt by Karen breaking their engagement but swore he's not in love with her any longer. Bill was saddened by Liz's admission that she doesn't want to socialize with people who are incapable of understanding her woes and wears fancy clothes while dining alone. Liz cringed while telling Bill that Mary made an error in judgment for not turning against Janet when she has impressionable children who could be adversely influenced. Mary told Alice that she and Jim didn't want to deceive her by keeping Ken and Janet's affair a secret from her. Mary and Alice agreed that John is perfect for Pat because he loves Pat unconditionally like Jim. Mary gave Alice sage advice about there are no guarantees in finding the right man, but that protection lies in not compromising oneself or values. Janet quickly called Mary to tell her she has accepted Ernest's marriage proposal.
PRODUCTION NOTE: Two tapes used of September 24 (EP. #351) featuring Janet, Laura, and Ken for Janet's flashbacks during this episode.
SEPTEMBER 28, 1965 (EP. #353)
Pat lamented over the delay in moving into the new house and the animosity between John and Lee. Mary told Pat that Janet was so deeply affected by Laura's near suicide that she has become a changed woman and is marrying Ernest. Mary reminded Pat that she has her own responsibilities and shouldn't worry about Alice. Pat grew upset while telling Mary that she, John, and Lee are at an impasse because John and Lee won't make compromises. Mrs. Weber was taken aback by Lee's ambivalence over school and placing blame on Pat for ruining her life with John. Lee scoffed at Mrs. Weber's fondness for Pat and hinted at plans to leave home. Bill encouraged Missy to have pride in graduating from high school and earning a college scholarship. Missy gently declined Bill's offer to help her pay for school so she wouldn't be juggling classes and work. Bill was happy that having dinner and hanging out at "The Joint" eased Missy's butterflies over school. Bill told Missy that Pat asked him to play matchmaker for Alice, who is in a tailspin over Janet. Bill and Missy spotted Tony and thought he might be good for Alice.
Pat: "Alice needs to meet some really nice boy...maybe Bill when I have a chance. I'll call him."
Mary: (about Alice) "Pat, you mustn't concern yourself with this."
Pat: "But Alice is my sister."
Mary: "But you have your own responsibilities now. You have..." (SHE STOPS)
Pat: (HER FACE CLOUDING) "Yes. I have Lee. What is she? My sister? My daughter? My enemy?"
Bill: (SMILING SLIGHTLY) "I'm glad you feel that way, but I'm not sure why."
Missy: "Because, whenever I'm afraid---you find some way to make me feel better."
Bill: "Don't you? It's because I love you, Missy. Hadn't you noticed? (HE TOUCHES THE RING ON THE CHAIN AROUND HER NECK) That's what this ring is supposed to do---remind you of it. If I have to remind you, then the ring's not doing its job."
SEPTEMBER 29, 1965 (EP. #354)
Lee was wooden towards John's excitement about college being a major milestone in life. John put discouragement aside to negotiate a truce with Lee on the condition that she change her attitude towards college and not stay out late. Lee softened when John reflected on the close relationship they once had. Lee bristled in response to John hastily including Pat in his hopes that the three of them can make peace. Jim told Bill that Alice has been shaken by the articles of Janet due to the values and morals in which she was raised. Bill echoed Jim's sentiments that Liz is inflexible regarding Janet, but needs their support to help her grieve for Will. Bill talked Alice into going on a blind date with his fraternity brother, Tony Douglas, whom Bill described as a terrific, handsome guy. Ernest graciously accepted Alex's apology for hurting him and offered congratulations over his engagement. Alex unintentionally made the atmosphere strained by saying Ernest found the love he and Karen share and it alleviates some guilt. Ernest joked with Jim, Mary, and Janet about the two women being excellent but humble cooks. Jim gave an honest, eloquent toast to Ernest and Janet. Alice warmly embraced Janet and wished her much happiness once Alice's love for her aunt resurfaced.
ACT II: The Matthews' House:
PRODUCTION NOTE (ACT II): ALICE EMERGES FROM THE HOUSE WEARING HER PAINTING CLOTHES---SWEATSHIRT AND JEANS (IF YOU CAN PLEASE GET HER A 007 SWEATSHIRT. YOU CAN GET THEM AT "SERENDIPITY 3" ON EAST 60TH STREET. SHE COULD WEAR IT OFTEN. IT COULD BE A KIND OF TRADEMARK. IF SHE IS WEARING IT BILL SAYS: "Hello, double oh seven," AND SHE DRAWS AN IMAGINARY PISTOL FROM HER HIP AND SAYS, "Pow!" IF NOT, BILL SIMPLY SAYS, "Hello, Alice."
Bill: (to Alice) "....We could double tomorrow night---you and he and Missy and I."
Jim: (INTERVENING) "Why don't you go, Alice? Your mother and I are invited to the Frazer's for dinner tomorrow night, so you'd be having dinner alone at home. And from Bill's description it doesn't sound like you'll have a dull time."
Bill: (GRINNING) "That's right. If he should turn out to be a dud, there's always my sparkling conversation."
Jim: "I'd like to say..." (TURNING TO ERNEST) "...that the woman you plan to marry is my favorite sister. Of course, she was my only sister..." (THE OTHERS LAUGH) "....but I think she'd have been my favorite if I'd had a hundred." (HIS VOICE HAS GROWN SERIOUS. THE MOOD IN THE ROOM CHANGES) "I've always had a very special place in my heart for Janet---for a good reason. She's a very special person." The world's full of good people and bad ones, honorable ones, dishonorable ones." (HE GLANCES AT ALICE. THIS IS MEANT FOR HER. CU/ALICE, LISTENING) "And there's some good and some bad in every one of us. From one day to the next, from one moment to the next, either side of us can be on the other. What counts in any of us is the long run, how we make out on average." (HE SMILES) "You see, I can never forget I'm an accountant. All I want to say is, Janet's younger than I am---so I've known her every minute of her life--and, I'd say Janet is one of the people I admire most in this world. And I'd say that if we weren't related at all---What's good in Janet is very, very good, absolutely first quality---grade A."
NOTE: The lines in red are crossed-out, then circled making it uncertain if they were cut or not.
SEPTEMBER 30, 1965 (EP. #355)
Liz concealed her disdain over Dru's ties to Pat's murder trial when Bill mentioned that Dru is his trial techniques professor and faculty advisor. Liz harped on Janet's promiscuity rather than accept Bill's belief that Janet will marry Ernest. Bill accused Liz of focusing too much on the negative side of things and framing Janet as cheap. Liz expressed hurt and bitterness through acerbic comments to Bill about his naivete and concern for Jim and Mary's family at the expense of his own. Alex talked to Karen about making peace with Ernest and looked forward to having dinner with him and Janet. Karen told Alex that Cora's subtle hints about having grandchildren made her think they may have been living life for themselves. Karen related how it was difficult to have any independence with being poor and working at the hospital, but she had purpose in her life. Alice was full of apprehension about her blind date when she arrived at "The Joint" with Bill and Missy. Bill advised Alice that Tony is a halfback on the college football team and depressed because of a recent breakup. Alice made a valiant effort to turn her eyes away from Tony and stumbled through conversation and ordering dinner. Tony got Alice to let down her guard as they slow danced. Alice swooned in Tony's arms and laid her head on his shoulder.
OCTOBER 1, 1965 (EP. #356)
Tony dispelled Alice's grievances towards Bill for engineering their blind date because of her being morose and his recent breakup. Alice listened intently to Tony, who said his future seems to be laid out for him to be a lawyer like his father. Both turned sheepish when: Tony connected Alice's family to John being Pat's defense lawyer; Alice blurted out her preference for slightly older men. Tony invited Alice to the first football game of the season and a date afterwards. Pat sketched the new house's living room to arrange the furniture. Pat was delighted that Alice was ecstatic and not upset with her and Bill, but fought impulses to laugh while she gushed over Tony. Pat finally lost it when Alice made superlatives about their relationship and his abilities as a football player. Karen was caught off guard by Alex's lectures on married women who work neglecting their marriage and husbands. Alex effusively talked of the dinner preparations and joked that Ernest cajoled Janet into accepting his proposal. Ernest and Karen briefly made eye contact when he escorted her to the dining room. Karen levelled with Alex about her desires to settle down, establish roots, and return to nursing part-time.
Alice: (about Tony) "I mean he is the most magnificent, handsome, rugged, sensitive, poetic hunk of a man I have ever laid eyes on in my entire nineteen years." CU/PAT, STARING AT ALICE, DESPERATELY FIGHTING THE IMPULSE TO LAUGH) "What are you grinning at?"
Pat: "Was I grinning? I'm sorry. I was just thinking..." (SHE STOPS)
Pat: "I don't know. I just had such a strange picture of this boy---rugged, sensitive, poetic---the picture changed with every word; it doesn't seem to fit together."
Alice: (FIRMLY) "Take my word for it, sister dear, no one---no one fits together like this masterpiece of masculinity."
CU/PAT, FIGHTING LAUGHTER AGAIN.
Alice: (OBSERVING HER) "Don't you believe me?"
Pat: "Oh, yes, of course, but---you know you are sometimes given to slight exaggeration, Alice."
Alice: (AGAIN SOLEMN AND FIRM) "In this case, I am guilty of the most flagrant understatement."
Alex: "I propose a toast. To my---brother---and to the very beautiful and charming woman he has had the impeccable good taste to bully, threaten and cajole into accepting his proposal of marriage."
Janet: (SMILING) "He didn't have to bully, threaten or cajole at all. I practically twisted his arm."
OCTOBER 4, 1965 (EP. #357)
Bill was taken aback but quite humored when Alice recounted with ease the kickoff return for sixty yards and catch in the end-zone despite that Alice had only attended a few games thus far. Alice chided Bill for fibbing to arrange her date with Tony, then Alice enumerated on her fingers the times she's seen Tony: the blind date, at the game, dinner with him and his father, church, and a drive in the country. Tony and Alice noted the special qualities they see in each other. Alice melted inside after Tony changed the subject from his potential football career to learn more about her. John told Pat that Lee made them miserable in the apartment and he's solely focused on the future and making their house a happy home. Pat was filled with joy over John's instructions to run the house as she sees fit, adopt her character, and consider it her own. Lee wasn't grateful to Pat for reminding John that she'll have difficulties in leaving the apartment because she lived there most of her life. Lee shot down John's offer that they have dinner together while the new house gets settled. Lee was overwhelmed by pain and sorrow as she looked around the apartment one last time before grabbing John's pipe rack.
OCTOBER 5, 1965 (EP. #358)
John and Pat struggled to remain patient with arranging the furniture. John called Pat the mistress of the house and encouraged her to assert herself in shaping it into a home. Pat stayed uneasy despite John's claims that the three of them have privacy, but he won't enable Lee to cause friction in their new place. Alice enjoyed watching John and Pat poke fun at themselves over spoiling each other. Alice bridled at Pat, who laughed at her excessive praise of Tony's looks and athleticism. Pat had a brief memory of meeting Tom at the campus bridge, where Alice planned to see Tony. Alice mentioned the dichotomy of Tony being a scary giant playing football but kind and gentle with her. Pat gave Alice a stern warning to avoid boys who have inappropriate expectations for girls. Karen told Ernest she always had confidence in him becoming a superb doctor. Ernest noticed that Karen seemed envious of his and Janet's lives having purpose and connections to the world. Karen told Alex that visiting Ernest's office and touring the hospital inspired her to return to nursing. Alex whined about their social lives suffering if Karen starts working. Karen advised Alex to decide to accept her decision or not.
John: "You're free to do anything you want here. In that way, you're the boss---over me, Lee, and Mrs. Weber."
Pat: "But I wouldn't pretend to tell Mrs. Weber how to run things...."
John: (INTERRUPTING) "When we were first married I could tell that you were hesitant about asserting yourself in the apartment, because you were new there. But we're all equally new here---including Mrs. Weber. And we're all waiting for your orders. So, please, darling, don't be afraid to give them. You're the mistress of the house."
Pat: "That's a big responsibility."
John: (SMILING) "You're a big person."
PRODUCTION NOTE: "The Randolph Apt. living room will not be used again. Henceforth the living room in the house will simply be referred to as the Randolph living room."
NOTE: Beginning with this episode, the hand-written notes become very critical of the scripts, especially of Alex and Karen.
OCTOBER 6, 1965 (EP. #359)
Jim affectionately calmed Alice's nerves after she tidied the living room in preparation for her evening with Tony. Alice thought the world of Jim and Mary expressing pride in her becoming a mature young woman and the artwork she's been doing. Jim and Mary quelled their concerns over Alice getting serious about a boy by reserving judgment until they meet him. Alice made facial expressions to subtlety give signals to Jim and Mary whenever she was chagrined at something they'd say or do. Tony told Jim and Mary that his father declined an appointment to a judge in favor of staying involved in politics. Jim agreed with Alice's assessment over Tony's athletic skills. Tony offered to buy tickets for them to attend his next game. Janet told Ernest that she received a letter from Ken, which read that Ken heads the agency in California, he and Laura found a little house overlooking the ocean, they've finally distanced themselves from the past, and are rebuilding their marriage. Janet's emotions shifted from contentment to fear when Ernest said that Karen is returning to nursing. Cora was sympathetic and compassionate to Karen's plight over Alex's objections to the demands and time her job would take adversely affecting their marriage. Cora decided to talk with Alex so that he and Karen could resolve their disagreements in her working.
Alice: "Would---would you mind awfully not smoking your pipe---just 'til Tony gets here? It makes the room sort of full of---well, pipe smoke."
Jim: (SUPPRESSING A GRIN, SHAKING HIS HEAD SLIGHTLY) "I hope this boy is worth all this."(HE LEANS FORWARD AND DUTIFULLY KNOCKS THE PIPE OUT IN AN ASH TRAY. CU/ALICE, WATCHING, EAGLE-EYED. THE INSTANT HE SITS BACK, SHE SPRINGS FOR THE ASH TRAY, STANDS LOOKING AROUND FOR A PLACE TO DISPOSE OF THE ASHES, FINALLY SETTLES ON THE FIREPLACE, HASTILY DUMPS THEM AND BRINGS THE ASH TRAY BACK TO THE TABLE).
Jim: "Where has this neatness been all these years, Alice? I thought I'd seen every one of the many sides of your character. But tonight has revealed a brand new one. The neat, meticulous Alice Matthews."
Janet: (about dinner) "I'm sure it'll be a lovely evening. As a matter of fact, the only thing that bother me about this parade of congratulatory dinners is the weight I'm going to gain from all the good food. Another week like this last one and I won't be able to get into my clothes."
Ernest: "You got into that one very nicely. I'd call it a perfect fit."
Jim: "From the way Alice has been talking about him, he sounds like a combination of Rock Hudson, Mickey Mantle and Sir Galahad...."
OCTOBER 7, 1965 (EP. #360)
Bill laid into Missy for choosing not to tell him that she is working at "The Joint" two nights a week while attending school. Bill became immediately repentant because his anger made Missy devastated and frightened. Missy promised to tell Bill if she becomes overwhelmed with school and working if he agreed not to get angry with her again. Mrs. Weber was deeply pained by Lee ranting about the new room being a dungeon and that the family seems to be at war rather than talking things out. Lee brushed off Mrs. Weber's fears that bad things will happen if she does something foolish to test John's trust. Lee turned up the radio and snuck out of her room through the French door to the garden. Lee persuaded a hesitant Hal to ditch his date and take a drive with her. Dru described John and Pat's new house as a fitting setting for a long, happy marriage. Pat was pleased that Dru is Bill's faculty advisor and regards him as the brightest student in his class. Pat deemed Dru perceptive due to his impression that Liz is an overbearing mother. Pat maintained that John and Lee aren't solving anything because of their stubborn natures. Dru and John grew pale and angry when they found Lee's room empty.
Pat: (to Dru) "Do you think we've arranged the furniture right?" (AS DRU LOOKS AROUND)
John: "Before you answer, Dru, please remember that if your answer is negative, I'll have to push furniture again. So, if you value our friendship...."
Dru: (SMILING; TURNING TO PAT) "I think the room is perfect, Pat. I wouldn't change a thing---except maybe that couch. If it were over there...." (HE POINTS TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROOM)
John: "You traitor!"
Dru: (about Pat) "She's just like her mother---mother hen to the world---always trying to find ways to feed you---or do something for you."
John: "I sort of like that trait---since I'm the frequent beneficiary of it."
OCTOBER 8, 1965 (EP. #361)
John fumed over Lee defying his rules against going out because she wouldn't consent to a curfew. Pat tried to put things into perspective by relating Lee's behavior to her feelings of loss and loneliness she had after the trial. Pat was candid about being frightened over the consequences of John and Lee being too stubborn to compromise. Alex became defensive when Cora admitted that she got Karen to tell her about their disagreement over her working. Cora stayed calmly objective despite Alex's insolence towards women juggling work while keeping a happy a marriage. Alex jumped to conclusions that Karen must be discontent with life and views their marriage as meaningless. Alex fell silent when Cora asked if his protests against Karen involve Ernest. Karen beseeched Alex to have faith that working will give her purpose and improve their marriage. Alex declared that the discussion was pointless and said he must accept Karen's decision since she had accepted a job at Memorial Hospital. Lee was unapologetic to John for disobeying him by sneaking out of the house. John grew incensed while Lee taunted him over his hypothetical questions about locking her room. John slapped Lee after she cruelly accused him of thinking every girl will make the same mistakes that Pat made.
John: "No one has been spying on you. We took a house where you could have your own room, in your own part of the house, with your own entrance. You were given complete privacy, complete responsibility---because we thought we could trust you. We were wrong! What do you suggest we do now? Lock this door, keep the key, treat you like a complete child?"
Lee: (QUIETLY) "You'd better nail the windows down too."
John: "....If necessary."
Lee: (HER TEMPER FLARING) "Then nail them down! What are you afraid of!? What do you think I'll do if I go out?! I know what's wrong with you. You're just used to certain kinds of girls. You think every girl's like that. I guess you think I'll get pregnant, I'll have an abortion! Well, don't worry! My name's not Patricia Matthews...."
(NOT ANOTHER WORD PASSES HER LIPS. JOHN SLAPS HER WITH ALL HIS STRENGTH, NEARLY KNOCKING HER OUT. CU/LEE, REELING BACK, HER HAND TO HER SMARTING FACE. CU/JOHN, STANDING LOOKING AT HER, HIS FACE BLOODLESS WITH ANGER. CU/PAT, LOOKING AT THEM BOTH, HER WORLD CRUMBLING)
NOTE: Last appearance of Florence Williams as Cora Gregory.
OCTOBER 11, 1965 (EP. #362)
Mary urged Pat to think of her childhood home as a comforting place and not find fault in confiding in her parents. Pat told Mary that Lee defied John by sneaking out and aired her frustrations about John and Lee leaving things unresolved. Pat tried to keep herself together while telling Mary that John slapped Lee in a fit of rage for her cruel remarks about Pat's past pregnancy and abortion. Mary objected to Pat's notion that John and Lee's feud would end if she weren't married to John and didn't live with them. Mary and Pat were dismayed to learn that John and Lee haven't spoken to each other since the argument. Bill paced the floor while thinking about Missy and was apprehensive over confiding his troubles to Liz. Bill told Liz that Missy won't budge over putting herself through college without any financial help from him. Liz gave her unsolicited theory that Missy is taking advantage of him and purposely exhausting herself so Bill will run himself ragged in finding ways to help her. John emphatically told Pat that she got Lee to succeed in driving her out of the house. Pat thought John's ideas to handle Lee based on each circumstance and beliefs that Lee will stop maligning her were without merit. Pat asked John if his motivations involved helping or saving their marriage.
Mary: (about Pat coming to talk) "Don't feel bad about that, Pat. Being here in this house, talking to us when you're worried---it's the habit of a whole lifetime. It doesn't change in a day. Why, I remember, one day I'd been shopping downtown, and I went home---to my mother's and father's house---without even thinking. And I'd been married for a year, and Jim was in our home waiting for me. It's just habit---it's even deeper. It's instinct, I guess." (SHE INDICATES THE ROOM) "This is the place you were brought up in, it's the nest...."
OCTOBER 12, 1965 (EP. #363)
Lee was undaunted by Pat's regrets over her argument with John or wishes that Lee didn't have such contemptuous feelings towards her. Lee remained stoic despite Pat's proposal that she'll persuade John to let her go out in hopes that Lee will be more accommodating. Pat was sympathetic as Missy explained that Bill was angry and worried because she didn't tell him about working and going to school. Missy told Pat that Bill's anger towards her stirred up the loneliness she felt as an orphan. Missy wouldn't consider Pat's suggestion that she tell Bill about being illegitimate since it'd be the hardest thing for her to confess. Pat was floored when Missy told her that Lee was at "The Joint" and had boasted that she's allowed to go out again. Bill spoke passionately to Dru about his dream of practicing criminal law. Dru told Bill that he'd excel as a trial lawyer because of his rare gift of pleading a case with earnest and honesty. Bill felt honored over Dru's idea to have him work for John as a law clerk. John was too distracted by his woes about Lee to listen to Dru singing Bill's praises. Dru was distressed to hear that John slapped Lee during an argument after she said unforgiveable things about Pat. John realized that he must heed Dru's advice to be less strict with Lee because his marriage and Lee's future are in jeopardy.
(ABOUT LEE'S INSULTS FROM EP. #361)
Lee: "I meant what I said."
Pat: "I know you did. I know what you think of me. There---there was a time when a lot of people felt that way about me. I used to think about it a lot---and care about it a lot. But---John helped me get over that. It---doesn't hurt me anymore."
Dru: (about Bill) "I'll tell you what I wanted to talk to you about, John. What if I were to tell you that I've found a lawyer with the greatest potential I've run into since I met a young fellow named Randolph twenty years ago? What would you think of that?"
John: (SMILING FAINTLY) "I'd think you were trying to butter me up with flattery."
Dru: (SNORTING) "I don't have to butter you up---and, as for flattery, if you don't know what I think of you by now, there's no point in my trying to tell you...."
NOTE: Dru mentions that John was his protege twenty years ago. John had intended to practice corporate law, but Dru convinced him to go into trial and criminal law instead.
Penciled-in Notes: "Where's the Tony thread? No intertwine or reference?"
Dru suggesting Bill work part-time at a law office, "Isn't he still in school?"
Dru telling Bill that he'll be working for John as a law clerk, "Backwards: He should talk to John first. What if John says no?"
Addressing description of Dru's office: "It is a small room, containing an old wooden desk, some filing cabinets, the kind of room a professor with no seniority gets."
Critique: "Shouldn't be too modest. He's not a young instructor."
OCTOBER 13, 1965 (EP. #364)
Tony dryly likened the Douglas house to a men's club or fraternity while giving Alice a tour. Alice swooned as Tony shyly gave her a corsage as a sweet, apologetic gesture for football practice running late. Alice was dazzled meeting Pete Douglas, but Tony put on a brave facade during his criticisms of him lacking common sense, not living up to his full potential, and modesty. Pete bitterly blamed the voting committees and favoritism over prestigious schools causing his unsuccessful athletic career. Tony was relieved when Pete excused himself so he could be alone with Alice. Liz was genuinely pleased when Bill said that Dru is impressed by the quality of his school work until Bill said that Dru inspires him like John was twenty years ago. Bill confirmed Liz's darkest fears when Bill envisioned a prosperous future by joining John's firm once he finishes school. Liz lectured Bill on the years it'll take to build a law practice rather than taking his rightful place as Jim's business partner. Alice noticed Tony becoming relaxed and cheerful while they slow danced and Tony showered her with compliments on her looks. Liz told John that Dru's advice will have undue importance over Bill's career choices. Liz left in a huff when John was keen on Bill working for him as a law clerk if he chooses.
NOTE: Liz mentions that Will founded and built the family's accounting firm, then recruited Jim and gave him half of the company. Liz retained Will's interest because, according to Liz, Mary felt Will and Jim were not equal business partners.
NOTE: Following this episode, Tony mentions off-screen interactions with his father, but is not referred to by name. The character didn't appear again until January 17, 1966, when his name was changed to Fred.
Penciled-in note: On John/Liz scene, "Heavy handed" and "Unnecessary."
OCTOBER 14, 1965 (EP. #365)
Ernest was surprised to find Karen at the nurses' station studying. Karen told Ernest that her reflections about the lifestyle she and Alex had led triggered memories of wanting to be a nurse. Karen enthused over her life having purpose again and hoped that Alex would come to understand how important working is to her. Ernest was pragmatic towards Karen's wishes that Alex will realize that their marriage will improve because of Alex's stubborn nature. Karen's efforts to soften Alex's anger and disgust over her job reducing their time together were in vain. Alex was obstinate towards Karen's request for a chance to prove that she can work without taking anything away from him or their marriage. Dru frowned over Lee's indifference over the significance of a college education. Lee acted defiant as Dru voiced disappointment in her for insulting Pat and said that she deserved to be slapped. Dru wisely told Lee that she caused her own unhappiness but can change her life by adopting a better attitude. Lee was caught off-balance when John lifted the curfew and apologized for not trusting her intelligence and good sense. Lee's pleasure over warmly hugging John was drained once Pat came home.
Penciled-in Notes: About John and Lee's scene, "Isn't some of the sting taken out by John easing up before Lee has a chance to pull her act?"
Description of Alex as, "petty and childish," next to the following dialogue:
Karen: (to Alex about a drink) "Would you make me one while you're there?"
(ALEX AT THE BAR. HE FINISHES WITH HIS DRINK, COMES AWAY FROM THE BAR. CU/KAREN, TURNING TO HIM, HER HAND OUT. THERE IS NO DRINK FOR HER..)
Alex: (to Karen) "...I've been home an hour. I walked in here, tired, just thinking about relaxing and spending a pleasant evening with you. I forgot this was---one of your days at the hospital. So I've been sitting here alone for an hour."
Karen: (about working) "Alex." (HE STOPS. SHE MOVES TO HIM, TAKES HIS ARM) "Please, darling---give it a chance. Give me a chance."
Alex: "To do what?"
Karen: "To prove to you that I can do this and take nothing away from you, nothing away from our marriage."
Alex: "Too late." (SHE LOOKS AT HIM) "I think you already have taken something away from our marriage."
Alex: (INTERRUPTING) "Shall we go in? Jeanette said dinner really couldn't wait too long."
OCTOBER 15, 1965 (EP. #366)
Pat disguised shock over Lee, who put on a convincing act by offering to put away the groceries, made drinks for John and Pat, had John's pipe and slippers at his chair, and had a pleasant talk with her. Pat mentioned Alice dating Tony, whose name Lee recognized as the "big man on campus" and a football star. Lee politely told Pat that John knows she's made plans to go out. John credited Dru and Pat with getting him to be less rigid with Lee and for the positive changes in Lee's behavior. John explained he kept quiet about his talk with Lee so as not to mislead Pat into thinking Lee would treat her differently. Pat was cautiously optimistic over John's wish that Lee won't have cause to run away again. John groaned over meeting the football player Alice is dating and not having time alone with Pat. Alice declared to Pat that she's in love with Tony and sees them having the rest of their lives together. Pat told Alice that John has allowed Lee to go out in hopes it will help her. Pat was amused, and Alice pleased while John and Tony, who is a pre-law student, discussed court cases. Alice interrupted before Tony could elaborate on his uncertainty over football and his education to John. Pat joked about John's initial attitude towards meeting Tony and noted that Alice is becoming a woman. John hoped nothing would spoil Pat's good mood.
Pat: (DOORBELL CHIMES) "Oh, that's probably Alice and Tony." (SHE STARTS FOR THE DOOR)
Pat: "The great man. The football hero she's so crazy about. She wants us to meet him."
John: "You mean, at the moment when you and I can finally have a few relaxing minutes together, I have to talk to some half-witted football player!?"
Pat: "Shh. Darling, he can't be half-witted or my sister wouldn't be going with him. Now, reserve judgement."
Alice: "Hi, Pat."
Pat: (LOOKING BEHIND HER) "Where is he?"
Alice: "Oh. He had football practice. He has it every afternoon." (CU/JOHN, A FAINT LOOK OF PAIN ON HIS FACE) "But he'll be here in a few minutes. It should be over by now."
John: "Is he coming over in his uniform?"
Alice: (COMING IN) "Hello, John." (TO PAT) "May I?"
Pat: (SMILING) "Be my guest." (ALICE STANDS ON TIPTOE AND PECKS JOHN ON THE CHEEK)
Alice: "He's not coming in his uniform. He has to shower and change and then he's coming over."
John: (CLEARLY A BIT RELIEVED) "Oh."
Pat: (SMILING) "I guess you didn't notice. You two got so wrapped up in your talk about the law, you forgot we were here, so we came over to talk by ourselves."
Tony: "I'm sorry, that's my fault."
John: "It's both our faults, and we apologize. Come back. I hate parties where the men congregate in one group and then women in another."
OCTOBER 18, 1965 (EP. #367)
John sang Peggy's praises to Bill for working as his law clerk during the day and attending law school at night. Bill was in awe and very pleased that John took Dru's recommendation and offered him a job. John had Peggy arrange Bill's work schedule and show him around the office. Liz made no secret to Mary over disagreeing with Dru's advice for Bill over his future. Liz paid little mind to Mary's assertions that John's firm has a wonderful reputation and that Bill may not want to take Will's place as Jim's business partner. Mary was taken aback by Liz downplaying Jim's contributions to Matthews and Matthews' remaining prosperous for many years. Dru beamed when Pat said Lee has started talking to her and has become warm, helpful, and interested in the house. Dru refused to accept credit for the changes in Lee or that John and Pat are finally enjoying some peace. Lee told Hal that John gave into her going out before she had a chance to make any promises. Hal fell in astonished silence as Lee expressed her deep hatred towards Pat. Lee got defensive over Hal's past assessment of her dating "Boy Scouts" like Mike, but softened as she and Hal admitted their feelings for each other.
Lee: (about John and Pat) "Sure. Don't make waves: that's my motto now. They want a goody-goody, that's what they'll get. I was letting them win, handing it to them on a silver platter, acting the way I was. They weren't having much fun, but neither was I--and I was worse off than they were. That doesn't make much sense, does it?"
Hal: "Man you really hate that chick, don't you?"
Lee: "My father's wife?"
Hal: "Don't you even say her name?"
Lee: "Not if I can help it."
Mary: "He's twenty-two, Liz..."
Liz: "And a very immature twenty-two. This just proves it. He's like a straw ready to blow in any direction. One word from Mr. Dru and he's ready to throw away a successful business that's waiting for him, and rushes off to start a new job--and for what--so someday he can defend criminals who don't deserve to be defended."
OCTOBER 19, 1965 (EP. #368)
Liz and Bill had a showdown over her interference in him working for John. Bill's temper flared at Liz's temerity in claiming that Mary conspired against Bill becoming Jim's partner by getting Dru and John to hire him as a law clerk. Bill regretted he hit a sore spot by telling Liz he'd move away like Susan had, but warned not to force his hand. Missy assured Bill that she isn't tired and her grades haven't suffered. Bill was too mad to give Missy details on his fight with Liz, but lightened up while telling Missy that practicing law is his true calling. Bill disagreed with Missy on the similarities in both of them juggling work and school, stating that he's in it for the experience. Missy was relieved when Tony and Alice interrupted Bill's offer to help her financially. Tony ruefully told Alice that he's not meeting Pete's expectations for him to be the best at everything. Alice abruptly cut the evening short after they shared a long kiss, which disappointed Tony. Mary smiled while Alice rambled about loving Tony and his wonderful qualities. Mary assured a sullen Alice that her innocence is something that Tony likes and respects. Mary told herself that getting hurt was part of growing up and parents can only help their children through it.
Bill: "Right or wrong, it's my life. You had no right to go to John."
Liz: "Because I thought maybe he might have some sense about this. Unfortunately, I was wrong. If you'd like to know the full list of my "sins," I also went to Mary and asked her to speak to Jim. That was the stupidest mistake of all! I was marching straight into the camp of the enemy."
Bill: (HIS EYES NARROWING) "Why the enemy?"
Liz: "I didn't realize until I was there, face to face with Mary. Then it made perfect sense."
Bill: (QUIETLY) "What did?"
Liz: "You mean you can't see it? Doesn't it strike you as rather a coincidence that this offer came from Mary's son-in-law?"
Bill: "I'm afraid I don't follow you."
Liz: "Oh, Bill, you know as well as I do that for years Mary has been resentful about that company. It just kills her that Will started it and brought Jim in--for a free ride. She's never been able to get over that---and now she sees a way to get us out of the company permanently."
Bill: "Are you suggesting that Aunt Mary got Mr. Dru to do this?"
Liz: "I'm not saying exactly how it happened. All I'm saying is that---by a happy coincidence, their close friend Dru suggested that you work for their son-in-law John. And you took the bait, Bill. And if you take the job, you'll be conveniently out of the way, once and for all, and Matthews and Matthews will be theirs. Now do you see?"
Bill: (APPALLED, HOLDING ONTO HIS SHREDDED TEMPER) "I see a couple of things---that you don't. First of all, when Dad died Uncle Jim made sure that we still owned half that company...."
Liz: "What else could he do!?"
Bill: "Plenty of things, if he were the kind of person you say he is! Secondly, it's not a matter of "if" I take a job with John. I took it---yesterday. He offered it to me and I was honored and happy to take it." (CU/LIZ, HER FACE GOING TAUT AND PALE) "Thirdly, if you ever meddle in my life again like this I'll do the same thing Sue did. I'll walk out of here and I won't come back." (CU/LIZ, BEATEN)
OCTOBER 20, 1965 (EP. #369)
Alex griped to Karen that they are leading two different lives because of their work schedules. Karen tried assuring Alex that she'll have shorter hours once she has finished reorientation programs. Alex surmised that Karen was content with a life of leisure until they moved back home. Karen agreed that their marriage has been affected since she resumed working but not her love for him. Janet told Ernest that she'll tolerate the hospital food to have lunch with him. Janet was touched when Ernest said he doubted he could fall in love again until they met. Ernest grew impatient when Janet asked to postpone making honeymoon plans until they set a wedding date. Ernest realized that talking about coordinating his and Janet's schedules to finalize their wedding plans was a sore subject for Karen. Karen told Ernest that Alex doesn't believe she can work and maintain a happy marriage. Ernest sympathized with Karen, who hoped that Alex will understand her fulfillment and happiness in nursing. Alex bluntly told Ernest that he opposes Karen working and assumed that seeing Ernest influenced her decision. Ernest couldn't get Alex to consider Karen's needs or have faith in her devotion to their marriage. Alex selfishly put Ernest in an awkward position by asking him to convince Karen to quit her job.
Janet: (in response to Ernest kissing her left hand) "Ernest, we're in public."
Ernest: "So what?"
Janet: "So--what will these people think of the eminent Dr. Gregory?"
Ernest: "That he's in love. There's nothing in the Hippocratic Oath against it."
Janet: (LAUGHING) "You're silly--and wonderful."
Ernest: "Yes, that's just it. I feel quite silly--and very young. It's a nice feeling."
Janet: "You are young. And I feel the same way and I love it too."
NOTE: Penciled-in critique, "Bad Script" and "Read Page by Page." "Ernest w/ J [Janet] lacks dignity-acts silly."
OCTOBER 21, 1965 (EP. #370)
Alice was hesitant and frowned slightly once she invited Tony to come into the house without Jim and Mary present. Tony blushed at Alice's assessment of him as intimidating during football games, but kind and gentle off the field. Tony and Alice held each other, sharing a long, tender kiss. Alice grew frightened over going further, explaining that the ordeals Pat and Janet endured made her scared of affection with boys. Tony felt thwarted when he couldn't assure Alice of having pure intentions or ease her insecurities. Alice cried while lamenting that she had ruined her and Tony's relationship. Pat held herself accountable for Alice berating herself over feeling inadequate to sophisticated girls who aren't afraid of intimacy. Pat gave Alice advice about not losing yourself for love's sake, urged her to trust Tony, and to stand by her beliefs and values. Hal purposely annoyed Lee by patronizing her over dating "good little boys." Lee resisted Hal's efforts to gain insight into the reasons Lee flips from being a fun-loving and carefree girl to a goody-goody. Hal was upset by Lee being guarded and evasive and bothered by her defending Mike. Tony and Lee bumped into each other on the dance floor.
OCTOBER 22, 1965 (EP. #371)
Pat unknowingly made Lee feel a bit guilty by praising Lee's pleasant behavior and treatment towards her. Lee became tense and uncomfortable as Pat enthused over the differences in the household, her and John's marriage improving, and the three of them going on vacation. Lee's interest was piqued by Pat's hints about Tony and Alice having disagreements. Pat was full of happiness for Janet, who looked forward to attending a medical lecture that Ernest is giving. Janet told Pat that she feels youthful despite her and Ernest being inundated with wedding plans, celebratory dinners, and parties since they announced their engagement. Pat gladly accepted Janet's offers to help with the house's interior design and going to art galleries to find pictures and paintings for the walls. Lee politely greeted Janet, who had some doubts over the changes in Lee being genuine. Tony softened Alice's anxiety by bringing her a bouquet of violets. Alice nervously told Tony that she has different standards and rules for herself on intimacy and conduct. Tony respected Alice's honesty but asked that she not compare him to other guys. John and Pat decided to accept the changes in Lee's attitude as a gift instead of questioning the causes. Lee found Tony denying that he was at "The Joint" last night strange.
Alice: "Hello, John." (SLIDES HER SHOULDER TO PAT) "May I?"
Pat: "You always ask. What would you do if I said no?"
John: "I'd say yes." (THEY LAUGH, ALICE GIVES JOHN A KISS ON THE CHEEK).
Alice: "I love your after shave lotion!"
John: "I don't use one."
Alice: "You mean that's you!?"
OCTOBER 25, 1965 (EP. #372)
Pat earnestly told John that Mrs. Weber has been helping to carry out her plans for the house. Pat informed John that she wants Mrs. Weber to work three or four days a week so she can make the house a home in her own ways. John was proud of Pat, who asserted that handling more domestic duties and cutting down Mrs. Weber's schedule were her decisions. Mrs. Weber practically read Pat's mind when she said that Pat should do things herself, offered to reduce the number of days she works, but relented in getting a raise. Tony advised Alice not to regret being upfront about her views on intimacy or worry that his feelings for her will change. Alice was unhappy that she had failed in reaching an understanding with Tony. Alice was a bit disappointed that Tony didn't kiss her before she headed to class. Tony and Lee made small talk about John. Lee bristled at Tony referring to Pat as her stepmother and his opinion that John and Pat are perfect for each other. Tony admitted to Lee that he fibbed about being at "The Joint" because he worried that Alice would jump to conclusions. Lee told Tony that she hopes he and Alice will resolve their differences. Lee made a hasty retreat after she and Tony stared at each other for a moment.
Lee: (about John) "He likes you a lot too. I know Dad so well. I can tell when he doesn't like somebody. He just sort of tunes them out. I can see it in his eyes; they get just the littlest bit out of focus. Sometimes it's funny. People are sitting there talking, and he's smiling and nodding, but I know perfectly well he isn't hearing a word they're saying."
Tony: "I know what you mean. Sometimes my father does that too. I guess all busy men do; it's the only way they can protect themselves from having their time wasted. I guess they spend that time thinking about whatever they want to think about."
NOTE: Mrs. Weber, the Randolph's housekeeper was of German descent. She gives her first name as Emma and deceased husband's name was Fritz.
OCTOBER 26, 1965 (EP. #373)
Pat worried about John liking a painting she had bought while shopping with Janet. Janet advised Pat not to worry that Mrs. Weber agreed to a reduced schedule and to divide the household duties to appease Pat. Pat tried to downplay Janet's contentions that Lee getting sick, the trouble with her, and John's long hours prevented them from having a real honeymoon and any peaceful time alone. Ernest told Janet that Karen feels conflicted about nursing and Alex being against her working. Ernest told Janet that he refused Alex's request to convince Karen to quit her job. Janet told Ernest that she doesn't share John and Pat's beliefs that Lee has changed and Pat is throwing herself into housework to avoid addressing marital problems. John tried to mollify Pat, who disliked his indecisive attitude towards the painting. John couldn't tell if Pat was upset that he couldn't go shopping with her because of work. Hal was envious of Lee having her own part of the house, private entrance, and a fifteen minute commute to school. Lee kissed Hal to placate making him feel dense for saying that he wouldn't understood her unhappiness. Hal speculated to Lee that Tony may have a wandering eye because he lied to Alice about being at "The Joint."
Pat: (about Mrs. Weber) "Well, she's so nice I'm not sure she wasn't just being nice to please me---and sacrifice herself, you know?"
Janet: (QUIETLY) "You're so much like Mary that sometimes it's amazing."
Janet: "Because your mother has always had exactly that quality of---concern for others. She's kind of a mother to the world---or she would be if she could, and you've turned into a kind of big sister."
Ernest: "...I was complaining to one of my colleagues just today that when we get married I'll never have the excuse that my wife made us late by taking so long dressing."
Janet: "You complained about it!?"
Ernest: "Well, for most men it's such a handy excuse."
Janet: (SHE TURNS HER BACK TOWARDS HIM) "Will you?" (HE FINISHES ZIPPING UP HER DRESS) "There's a little tiny hook at the top."
Ernest: "I know." (HE STRUGGLES WITH IT) "Sometimes I think they put these on women's dress just to torment clumsy-fingered men...."
Janet: ..."when are you a clumsy-fingered man?" (SHE TAKES HIS HAND, HOLDS IT UP) "I'm sure your patients wouldn't like to hear you say that."
OCTOBER 27, 1965 (EP. #374)
Pat had a nightmare that re-enacted every moment of the night she killed Tom. Pat told John that seeing Mrs. Weber's calendar reminded her of the date, but she thought the memories wouldn't come back so vividly. John regretted that Pat didn't tell him so that he could've been prepared to help get her through the day. John urged Pat to focus on the good things that have happened in the last year. Pat remained drained and exhausted while John held her in his arms. Bill expressed admiration to Peggy for working at John's office during the day and attending law school at night. Bill promised John that Liz won't interfere in his job and that he is gaining valuable experience as a law clerk. Peggy surprised Bill when she said with certainty that something important is bothering John. John confided in Dru that Pat's memories of Tom and him being swamped with work has caused more discord in their marriage. Dru readily agreed to John's urgent request to visit Pat. Dru was impressed by Pat's progress as a homemaker and told her not to worry about making mistakes with the house. Pat was touched and gladly accepted Dru's invitation to go to the zoo and see a museum exhibit on modern painting. John continued dictating law references to Peggy despite being riddled with stress and exhaustion.
PRODUCTION NOTES: (after Pat's nightmare) "THE FOREGOING IS A VERBATIM COPY OF THE NOVEMBER 6 SCRIPT AS WRITTEN. I DON'T KNOW PRECISELY WHAT IT WAS AS BROADCAST, SO THIS VERSION MAY BE INNACURATE. IF THE TAPE OF THE SCENE STILL EXISTS, PLEASE USE THIS SECTION; IF IT NO LONGER EXISTS USE THE SPECIAL TAPE WE MADE OF THE KILLING ONLY. IN EITHER EVENT:
COME OUT OF THE TAPE IN THE CU/PAT, TERROR ON HER FACE AT THE MEMORY. SHE FIGHTS HER WAY OUT OF THE NIGHTMARE AND AWAKENS WITH A SHARP, FRIGHTENED CRY. INSTANTLY JOHN SITS UP, GETS OUT OF BED, MOVES TO HER."
Pat: "I didn't think it would all come back, but it did---every second of it---so clear, so strong. It's never going to go away!"
John: "Yes it will, darling. Of course the date would bring it back. A year isn't that long. But next year the memory won't be as strong and someday the date will hardly have any meaning at all."
Pat: (SHAKING HER HEAD; BARELY AUDIBLE) "Not, that day will never come. I killed a human being---I can still see it happening. For so long I couldn't remember it, and then I took that drug---and I remembered..."
Dru: (about Pat's smile) "That's what I wanted to see! Have I got a date?" (PAT HESITATES) "Please don't turn me down. At my age, being refused by a young woman is a terrible blow to the ego." (PAT LAUGHS) "I take that for yes. Come on, get your coat. Come on, hurry up! They feed the monkeys at eleven-thirty and several of them absolutely refuse to eat unless I'm there."
Pat: (LAUGHING IN SPITE OF HERSELF) "Dru, you're wonderful."
Dru: "Exactly what the monkeys think."
Pat: (STOPPING AT THE DOOR) "Wait."
Dru: "Now, no fair thinking twice."
Pat: "That's not it." (SHE REACHES UP AND KISSES HIS CHEEK) "There. Now let's go."
OCTOBER 28, 1965 (EP. #375)
Missy wanted to drop the subject rather than answer Bill's question about having something to prove by working and going to school. Missy was distressed that Liz and Bill aren't on speaking terms because she tried to interfere in Bill working for John. Bill cooled off when Missy pointed out that he didn't want to discuss Liz any more than she did about working. Bill beamed while telling Missy about working with Peggy as John's law clerks. Lee flirtatiously praised Tony on his performance at the football game. Lee found Tony's attempt to muster happiness over dating Alice transparent. Alice interrupted Tony and Lee's conversation to ask him to dance, unaware that the two had realized their mutual attraction. Alice explained John and Pat's conflicts with Lee to Tony and that she's happy that they seem to be getting along now. Tony grew upset when Alice broke away from his embrace and kisses. Alice felt insulted when Tony called their restraint on intimacy a pact that might not work for them. Tony left Alice in frustration when she couldn't articulate the differences between her ways of showing affection towards boys and physical intimacy. Alice confided in Mary that her principles are ruining her romance with Tony. Mary told a bitter, teary-eyed Alice that all women go through the anxiety that Alice is experiencing.
Bill: (HE TAKES HER HANDS; MORE GENTLY) "I love you, Missy. If I had my way we'd see each other every night."
Missy: "And then you wouldn't see your mother at all."
Bill: (HIS GAZE DARKENING) "It wouldn't be much of a loss. We're not exactly the best of friends at the moment."
Missy: "Bill! Because she went to John Randolph?"
Bill: "You're darn right! She's never going to do anything like that again. I'm twenty two years old. I don't need my mother going to people and telling them what to do about me. And now that I'm working for him and I know what I might have missed---it really makes me see red."
Missy: "But you can't, Bill, you mustn't. Your mother's only thinking of you."
Bill: (DARKLY) "That's the excuse I used to make for her. I'm not so sure anymore. Anyway I've told her the next time she interferes in my life I'm moving out of that house."
OCTOBER 29, 1965 (EP. #376)
Lee turned Hal down when he asked her on a date. John and Pat decided to throw a housewarming party for Lee. Missy told Bill that she got the impression from Pat that Tony and Alice are having relationship problems. Janet was deeply saddened to hear Pat express doubts on her innocence in Tom's death and struggles to live with the fact that she had an abortion. Dru encouraged John to continue his lighter, less strict approach with Lee. Ernest gave his best wishes to Karen, who quit her job and said she plans to take Alex on a vacation.
NOVEMBER 2, 1965: (Correction).
Ernest and Janet settled on December 27th as their wedding date.
NOVEMBER 9, 1965 (EP. #380)
Liz reminisced about Will and confided in Bill that she's still grieving for him. Bill considered Liz doing volunteer work at the hospital an excellent start to making a new life for herself. Liz was disappointed that Helen didn't come with Katherine, who is Helen's houseguest while she's in town. Katherine and Liz related to each other on the ways in which they cope with being widows. Liz recalled that Katherine had mentioned her friends, the Palmers who live in San Diego and asked if Missy might be related to them. Katherine listened intently as Liz contemplated the reasons Bill could be serious about a girl with an unknown background. Bill studied pictures that Missy had secretly made of her parents. Missy was distressed that Bill had talked about her to Katherine, but Bill maintained it was only natural for him to mention the girl he loves. Bill casually dropped the subject and believed Missy's claim that she didn't know anyone in San Francisco. Helen told Katherine that Liz is caustic at times but always has good intentions. Helen noticed that Katherine was distracted and sensed that she had no genuine interest in the hospital benefit. Katherine revealed her true purpose for coming to town-finding her daughter, which she believes may be Missy.
NOTE: This episode was revised twice. In the final draft, most of the prologue (Liz and Bill discussing Will) was added to Act I. Otherwise, here are the most noteworthy revisions in the final draft:
Katherine specifies that her husband, Carter died two years ago.
Originally, Liz mentions Katherine's extensive experience in volunteer work, giving this as the character's purpose. This was revised to only include Katherine's original line, "I really haven't made any definite plans. I'm more or less foot loose and fancy free, you know." She then says she is visiting Helen, who convinced her to stay and volunteer at the hospital.
Originally, Missy snapped at Bill while denying that she knew Katherine or anyone living in San Francisco. In the final draft, Missy casually made the claim.
NOVEMBER 10, 1965 (EP. #381)
Hal asked Lee the reasons she didn't invite him to the housewarming party and has been treating him like he was poison. Lee grew defensive when Hal accused her of stringing him along and plotting to steal Tony away from Alice. Bill modestly told Pat that he works hard to reciprocate John giving him job experience when Pat said that John considers him a very helpful law clerk. Pat grew apprehensive over discussing Tony and Alice's issues with Bill, who wanted to help because he felt responsible for setting them up. Pat grimly advised Bill that Alice is afraid of showing Tony affection because of everything that she had endured with Tom. Bill tried to change the subject for Pat, who was regretful over being too young and naive to heed Bill's warnings about Tom. John told Dru that Mrs. Weber will be working fewer days and that Pat seems to enjoy being a housewife. Dru got John to consider adopting a child to foster Pat's loving, maternal nature. Pat was transfixed by hearing, "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," on Lee's record player, then made a hasty retreat after claiming to John and Dru that it didn't bother her. Dru encouraged Pat to tell John that she's been plagued by memories of Tom lately and not to let the past ruin their future together.
Pat: "He's helped me so much already. He's been through so much because of me. No, I - I'll be all right, Dru. I'll get over this."
Dru: "Of course you will. But it takes time for anyone to get over what you went through, Pat -- much more time than you've had. And sometimes people need more than just time. They need help in exorcising the spirits of the past. And you must go to your husband for that help, Pat."
Pat: "I - I don't want to burden him with this. Especially now, Dru."
Dru: "But that's what husbands and wives are for -- that's what marriage is for. To share the burdens as well as the joys of life."
Pat: "I've been the cause of so much sorrow in John's life already, Dru."
Dru: "And you've also given him more happiness than he's known in many years, my dear. Pat, you and John have so much more happiness to look forward to - you mustn't let the past engulf you; you mustn't let it ruin your future. Yours and John's future together. You can't let the past do that, Pat."
NOVEMBER 11, 1965 (EP. #382)
John proposed to Pat that they start a family so she has a child to nurture and love. John dropped the subject so Pat wouldn't feel pressured and to ease her agitation. Jim was troubled to hear from Janet that Pat still doubts her own innocence in Tom's death and punishes herself for having an abortion. Janet worried that Mary may feel hurt over Pat confiding in her and asked Jim not mention their talk so Pat doesn't feel her confidence was betrayed. Jim thought it a good sign that Pat was talking about her problems to Janet, who thought she and Pat shouldn't be so dependent on each other. Alice apologized when she innocently started playing, "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" and caused Pat to drop a tray she was holding. Pat was grateful to Jim, Mary, and Dru for arriving to the party early because it gave her moral support. Pat's mood settled as Mary joked about overcoming anxiety in having company and Jim reminisced on the outings he and Pat used to have. Dru staggered over to the bar, put his hand to his head, and nearly fell during a dizzy spell. John called a doctor when Dru's breathing became labored and he collapsed while standing.
John: "Jim, where's your younger daughter? She is coming, isn't she?"
Mary: (LAUGHING) "You don't really think Alice would consider accepting a ride over with the old folks when she has a chance to make an appearance with Tony Douglas, do you, John?"
Mary: "Oh Jim, do you remember how I was when we were first married? I'd get so nervous and upset when we were having company, you and I always ended up not speaking to one another before the guests came."
Dru: "Why Mary, I'm surprised. You always appear to take guests right in your stride."
Jim: "She does now. But I've learned the secret, Dru."
Dru: "What is it? I'd like to know."
Jim: "On the day you're giving the party, just disappear! And don't show your face in the house 'til about five minutes before the guests arrive. By that time, everything is done and your wife is calm, cool and collected. And very much easier to get along with, I might add."
Jim: "You know, honey, it's still hard for me to believe that my little girl is old enough to have a home of her own, be giving parties on her own. It seems like only yesterday your mother and I were chaperoning your high school parties."
Pat: (SHE LIKES THE SECURITY OF THIS RECALL) "Does it, Dad?"
Jim: "And you know? I miss the good times we used to have together. The hikes you and I used to take, the Friday nights the two of us would go to movies. Do you remember?"
Pat: "I remember taking you to some pretty awful movies."
Jim: "Good popcorn though."
Pat: "You must have been bored to death."
NOVEMBER 12, 1965 (EP. #383)
Lee didn't make headway in piquing Tony's interest by flirting with him at the party. Ernest and Janet arrived just time for Ernest to examine Dru. Tony and Alice enjoyed themselves despite the problems they've been having. Dru tried to shrug off feeling disoriented and joined the other guests. Liz attended the party to help her re-establish having a social life. Missy disliked that Tony seemed to divide his time between Lee and Alice. Dru was hospitalized. Everyone except Lee pitied Pat over the party ending prematurely. Mary promised to keep everyone updated on Dru's condition.
NOVEMBER 15, 1965 (EP. #384)
Bill, Missy, Alice, and Lee affectionately discussed Dru, who created a family of sorts for himself through close friendships with all of them. Alice likened their sentiments to Janet building relationships with the family after years of leading an independent life. Bill, Missy, and Alice were embarrassed at Lee's theory that Pat might not have been acquitted without Dru and John. Lee reflected on time passing by quickly and how much has happened in the last year. Everyone was anxious to get news about Dru. Alice told Lee that there isn't anyone she'd rather have in the family than her and John and offered friendship. Alice bought Lee's act of remorse for playing, "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," once Alice revealed the song's special meaning to Pat. Lee pumped Alice for information on her relationship and made a mental note that Tony hasn't given her his fraternity ring. Lee lied to Alice that Hal couldn't attend the party and downplayed them getting serious. Bill and Missy were incredulous towards Hal's claims that Lee excluded him from the party so she could make the moves on Tony. Hal cautioned Missy and Bill not to kid themselves over Lee's intentions for Tony or underestimate her efforts.
NOVEMBER 16, 1965 (EP. #385)
Bill and Missy weren't sure if Hal acted out of jealousy by making insinuations about Lee's plans with Tony. Missy kept to herself relating to Bill's beliefs that people have thoughts and feelings that are never shared. Missy identified with Alice as she contemplated how she would feel if another girl took Bill away from her. Bill felt Lee's explanation for not inviting Hal to the party was reasonable and that Hal couldn't prove that she had ulterior motives. Missy stunned Bill by vehemently scolding him for telling Pat to forget the past. Liz noticed that Missy deliberately ended the conversation about having knowledge of her parents. Bill realized Liz had a point on wanting to know about a girl he is dating. Liz harped on why Missy would avoid talking about her parents, yet be too young to have memories of them. Liz coerced Bill into angrily denying that Missy would keep secrets from him. Ann gently advised Missy that she shouldn't hide her background from Bill. Ann tried assuring Missy that Bill won't think differently of her if he knew the truth. Missy was wrought with self-hatred as she voiced shame over not being adopted and having to choose her own name.
Bill: "...If Hal thinks he knows exactly what's going on in Lee's mind, he's mistaken. No one can ever know that about another person, no matter how close they are."
Missy: "I--I supposed not."
Bill: "Of course they can't. All of us have a private world of our own Missy, and even though we share a certain part of our lives with other people, there's still a certain part that no one can share. No one."
Missy: "I know."
Anne: "Darling, what his mother thinks--what anyone else thinks -- isn't half as important as what Bill thinks of you. Or what you think of yourself. Missy, you're a fine person. A wonderful girl. Your background doesn't matter now."
Missy: "You - don't know Bill's mother. It would matter to her a great deal."
Ann: "But it isn't Mrs. Matthews you're in love with, Missy. And the longer you go on not telling Bill...."
Missy: (EMOTIONAL) "I can't tell him, Anne. I just can't!"
Anne: "And why not? Missy, I don't think it's because you're really afraid of what Bill or his mother will think. It's because of the way you yourself feels--as if your past were something to be ashamed of."
Missy: "It - It wouldn't be so bad if I had been adopted, Anne. I wouldn't mind saying that. But this way no one even adopted me. I - I even had to make up my own name!"
Ann: "It's a beautiful name...Melissa Palmer."
Missy: "But it doesn't mean anything! Other people's names mean something--a family, relatives, a home. But mine--what does it really mean? Nothing! Nothing at all. That's all Melissa Palmer is, Anne--that's all she'll ever be. Just a big black nothing."
NOVEMBER 18, 1965 (EP. #387)
Dr. Steele joked about Dru being fussy towards his medical treatment. Mary assumed that Alice was upset over Tony playing an out-of-town football game. Alice confessed to Mary that she's depressed that her romance with Tony is hurting Pat and Lee's relationship. Dru and Dr.Steele agreed that Pat was a beautiful woman. Dr. Steele was sympathetic towards Pat because of the past, but felt she had found happiness in her marriage to John. Pat grew unbalanced when Lee purposely played the song, "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." Dr. Steele advised Jim and Mary that Dru has anemia and malnutrition. He instructed Dru to go to a nursing home or have a live-in nurse. Alice was all for Jim and Mary's idea that they invite Dru to live with them.
NOVEMBER 19, 1965: Pre-empted.
NOVEMBER 22, 1965 (EP. #388)
Death of Alex Gregory [off-camera]. Place of Death: Toledo, Ohio.
Jim informed Janet and Alice that Dru is sick from malnutrition and anemia and won't be released until he's made living arrangements. Janet received a call from Ernest [off-camera] that Alex and Karen had been driving east to meet friends in New York. They were just outside Toledo when Alex was killed instantly. Karen was hospitalized but not badly injured. Alice sympathized and consoled Janet, who said that Ernest took a plane to Toledo to make funeral arrangements for Alex. Janet hadn't considered the possibility when Alice said she hopes Alex's death won't disrupt her wedding plans.
Dru: "Mary....Jim. "You have always been two of my dearest friends. And I certainly don't intend to put our friendship in jeopardy by imposing on it in such a way."
Mary: "But it wouldn't be an imposition, Dru - believe me, it wouldn't. We want you with us, don't we Jim?"
Jim: "And when Mary first suggested it Dru, Alice practically pushed us out of the house to come over here and talk to you about it. She's every bit as eager to have you as we are."
Dru: "I'm deeply flattered, Jim. Please tell her that for me, will you?"
Mary: "What we want to tell her is that you're coming. Now Jim and I talked this over with Dr. Steele before we even said anything to you, and he thinks it's just exactly what you need."
Dru: "That may be, Mary. But I'm thinking of what the Matthews need - and that doesn't include having a sick, old man on your hands."
Mary: "You're not a sick, old man, Dru. Dr. Steele said when you were released from the hospital, you'd be able to be up and around and living quite a normal life."
Jim: "And as far as that goes, Dru, we won't interfere in that life in anyway. You'll have your own room - your own entrance. You can come and go exactly as you wish. And you'll have every bit as much privacy as you have where you are now."
Mary: "Please, Dru - please consider it, won't you?"
Dru: "Mary dear, I'm very grateful you'd even suggest such a thing. But as I said before, I have no intention of inflicting myself on my friends and disrupting your entire household."
Mary: "Oh, Dru! Jim, can't you talk to him?"
Dr. Steele: "Well, what's the verdict, Mrs. Matthews?"
Dru: "Dr. Steele, I happen to be the lawyer on this case, and I find the three of you guilty of conspiracy. Not only that, but I strongly suspect you personally of being the mastermind behind this whole plot."
NOVEMBER 30, 1965 (EP. #392)
Lee scolded Hal for trying to run her life and demanded he keep his criticisms to himself. Pat sadly told Jim that Alex's death was a tragedy for the Gregorys and Janet's happiness in anticipation in marrying Ernest. Lee boasted that she could easily snag at least five other fellows, but reasoned Tony would be a prize catch since he's considered the "big man on campus." Pat assured Jim she doesn't have lingering feelings that she married John out of remorse and gratitude.
DECEMBER 7, 1965 (EP. #397)
Ernest left town due to Janet breaking their engagement.
DECEMBER 15, 1965: Pre-empted for Gemini 6 and 7 Rendezvous Coverage.
DECEMBER 16 and 17, 1965 (EP. #403 and #404)
Episode Number corrections. First episodes not to include the opening epigram.
DECEMBER 24, 1965 (EP. #409)
Christmas episode. Missy accepted Bill's marriage proposal.
JANUARY 17, 1966 (EP. #425)
First verified appearance of Charles Baxter as Fred [originally named Pete] Douglas.
Introduction Line: "I'd be glad to -- if you're sure it's not an imposition."
Note: The AWHP is unable to verify whether Charles Baxter played the role on October 13, 1965.
APRIL 15, 1966 (EP. #483)
Katherine abruptly left town with plans to move permanently to Bay City. She had hoped to bond further with Missy until the time was right to tell Missy that she was her mother.
MAY 26, 1966 (EP. #512)
Liz succeeded in making Missy believe she had deceived Bill and was unworthy of his love. Liz threatened to tell Bill that Missy had purposely concealed her background from him. In a fit of rage, Missy smashed Katherine's picture, tore the pearls Katherine gave to her apart, and ripped her wedding dress to shreds. Missy was devastated because her sense of identity had been shattered and quietly left town.
MAY 27, 1966 (EP. #513)
Missy arrived in Chicago. Liz discovered Missy's room in shambles. Liz stealthily hid her silver cigarette case under a cushion so as not to arouse suspicion of her hounding Missy out of town.
NOTE: The following sequences of Missy wandering in Chicago were taped on May 28, 1966. They aired on May 30, 31, and June 1, 1966 (Episodes 514-516 respectively).
MAY 30, 1966 (EP. #514)
First appearance of Judith Barcroft as Lenore Moore.
Helen admonished Lenore for acting like a spoiled, jealous child by refusing to see Bill and meet Missy at a tea party she's throwing. Lenore sulked about the unrequited feelings she's had for Bill ever since they were young, but conceded to Helen's contentions that Bill never gave a second thought to anything beyond friendship with her.
Lenore: "Well, if that's true, it's his loss, not mine. Anyway, I'm not in a fit of pique -- I'm just bored with the whole thing. So, if you don't mind, Mother, I'd rather not come to your little tea party tonight." (SMILING, LOOKING AT HER) "Would you give everybody my regrets?" (AND WITH A FELINE TINGE) "Oh yes, and do give Missy my very best wishes, won't you?" (AND FADE OUT).
Lenore: (STILL BANTERING, SMILING) "Oh, I think we would have made a lovely couple, Mother!"
Helen: "I don't. I think you're much too strong for Bill. You would never have learned to subordinate your wishes to his. Your life to his."
Lenore: "Is that what you think a marriage should be? A wife meekly bowing to her husband's whim?"
Helen: "No, of course not. That isn't what I said. But the wife cannot dominate a marriage, Lenore." (PERMITS HERSELF A LITTLE SMILE) "You know, I'm not sure I envy the man you marry. He'll have to be able to stand toe-to-toe with you and slug."
Lenore: "Why Mother, how indelicate!" (SMILES) "Sounds like fun, though, doesn't it?"
ACT II: Downtown Street, Headlights.
(MISSY, CARRYING HER SUITCASE. SHE IS OBVIOUSLY DISORIENTED - MOVING WITHOUT APPARENT PURPOSE OR SENSE OF DESTINATION, BUT NOT STAGGERING OR LURCHING. THIS CAN BE SHOWN WITH ANY ONE OF A VARIETY OF TECHNIQUES - EITHER IN-STUDIO WITH R.P., OR REMOTE - BUT THE DESIRED EFFECT IS SIMPLY THAT OF A LOST GIRL, WANDERING ALONE, SURROUNDED BY STRANGE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS AND PEOPLE, BUT OBLIVIOUS TO THEM ALL, UNMINDFUL OF ANYTHING EXCEPT THE NIGHTMARISH VOICES WHICH KEEP CROWDING IN ON HER)
Liz: (ECHO) "Let's call it what it is, Melissa, a lie -- a living lie...Did you really think you could get away with it?"
Ann: (ECHO) "Missy, why do you persist in assuming that your mother died when you were a baby? You know you were separated from her, but you don't know she died..."
Liz: (PILING IN) "You were abandoned, weren't you? An abandoned, illegitimate child!"
Missy: (NUMB, ALMOST INAUDIBLE) "No...no..."
Liz: "The hospital record shows the birth of a baby girl to Katherine Summers...that was your father's name, Melissa -- Summers. And your mother was Katherine Corning."
Liz: "No point in denying it...I have proof."
Liz: "I have proof, Melissa. Fingerprints...Baby girl, Summers...your fingerprints and hers...the same, Melissa, the same!"
Missy: "No, I'm not...not.."
Liz: "You are an illegitimate, abandoned child! (REVERBERATING) "Abandoned, Melissa...abandoned..."
(MISSY AGONIZED, PUTTING HER HANDS TO HER EARS, A RISING CRESCENDO) "No...no...No!"
(SUDDENLY HEADLIGHTS SHINE FULL IN HER FACE, THERE IS A SCREECH OF BRAKES, AND SHE STOPS STOCK STILL. TERRIFIED: THEN THE HEADLIGHTS SWEEP PAST HER, A CAR GUNS AWAY. HER EYES HARDLY FOLLOW IT, BECAUSE HER INTERIOR TERROR IS SO MUCH GREATER THAN THIS PHYSICAL DANGER. MUSIC BUILDS, BLOTTING OUT TRAFFIC SOUNDS. WE MOVE TIGHT TO HER AS SHE WALKS, STILL KEEPING HER IN FRAME. THEN SLOWLY GO OUT OF FOCUS ON HER AND TO BLACK)
ACT IV: Industrial Street-sound of trucks, freight cars, railroad yard and gate, train approaches, passes close.
(GET SHOCK VALUE OF THE CONTRAST BETWEEN QUIET IN ROOM TO THE KALEIDESCOPIC SOUNDS OF THE STREET. MISSY IS STILL IN SOME KIND OF DOWNTOWN AREA - BUT A RELATIVELY DARKER ONE.......FACE IS EXPRESSIONLESS, ALMOST IN REPOSE. AND AGAIN WE ARE AS TIGHT TO HER AS WE CAN BE WITH HER WALKING - AND AGAIN THE VOICES BEGIN TO CROWD IN, STARTING ALMOST NORMALLY, THEN ACCELERATING UNTIL THEY ARE TUMBLING OVER ONE ANOTHER)
Note: Lines of Liz, Bill, and Ann included:
Bill: "Such a beautiful name...Melissa Palmer."
Ann: "Mothers do abandon children, Missy."
Bill: "I love you, Melissa Palmer."
Liz: "Either you tell my son the truth or I shall..."
(AND THE ECHO STREAMS BREAK OFF ABRUPTLY, AS DOES THE MUSIC...)
MAY 31, 1966 (EP. #515)
Sequences of Missy:
ACT II: Walking Thru Park.
(WE CUT TO MISSY, WALKING DAZEDLY THRU THE PARK. WE DON'T HAVE TO SEE THE PARK AT THIS POINT, BUT WE WANT A FEELING OF A DARK, QUIET STREET OR WALKWAY, A FEW MUTED OVERHEAD LIGHTS, FEW, IF ANY, CARS. AND THE NIGHT SOUNDS IN THE DISTANCE -- A DOG BARKING, CRICKETS CHIRPING, PERHAPS A DISTANT CAR HORN. AS SHE STUMBLES THRU THE DARK, LIZ'S WORDS RETURN TO HAUNT HER.
Liz: (VOICE ONLY) "You lied to all of us, Melissa. Why don't you admit it? You lied to us, deceived us. You knew Katherine Corning was your mother, but you lied to us. You've lied from the beginning...to me, to Bill, to all of us. Admit it, Melissa. Admit that you've lied...you've lied to us...lied to us...lied...(LIZ'S WORDS COME FASTER AND FASTER, BEATING AGAINST HER BRAIN, AS MELISSA WALKS FASTER AND FASTER TO ESCAPE THEM...AND WE FADE OUT.
ACT III: Mother And Child In Park.
(AND CUT AGAIN TO MISSY WALKING THRU THE PARK NOW OR SHE'S SITTING ON A PARK BENCH STARING AHEAD).
Note: Liz's voice taunts Missy over lying about Katherine continues from ACT II.
(O.C.) Child: "Mommy! Mommy!"
(O.C.) Woman: "Betty...Betty, where are you?"
(AND DURING THE FOLLOWING, MISSY EITHER GETS UP FROM THE BENCH OR JUST FOLLOWS THE VOICES WITH HER EYES, SEEING IN THE DISTANCE - PERHAPS THRU SOME FOLIAGE THE FOLLOWING SCENE. BUT LET'S HAVE AN IMPRESSIONISTIC FEELING HERE, SO THAT NEITHER WE NOR MISSY SEE THE FIGURES AT CLOSE RANGE. WHETHER THEY'RE SEEN THRU THE FOLIAGE OR IN THE DEEP SHADOW, THE SCENE HAS AN ALMOST DREAM-LIKE SUBSTANCE TO IT).
Woman: "I'm coming, sweetheart. Mommy's right here."
(AND FROM MISSYS P.O.V., WE SEE THE CHILD RUNNING INTO HER MOTHER'S ARMS, SOBBING FROM FEAR AND RELIEF).
Child: "Oh, Mommy...Mommy.."
Woman: (COMFORTING HER) "It's all right, darling. Mommy's right here. Everything's all right now...Sssh...shhh...it's all right."
Child: "I couldn't find you. I couldn't find you."
Woman: "I know darling. Daddy and I were looking and calling all around the pond for you. Didn't you hear us?"
Child: (STILL CRYING) "No, no...I didn't hear anything and -- it's so dark. Oh, Mommy, I thought you and Daddy went off and left me."
Woman: "Betty! Darling, you know Daddy and I would never do that. And you must promise Mommy that you'll never, ever walk away from us like that again. Will you promise me, honey?"
Child: (THROWS HER ARMS AGAIN AROUND HER MOTHER'S NECK) "Oh, Mommy...Mommy, I was so scared."
Woman: "I know, darling. Now let's go find Daddy and tell him we found each other, shall we? He's on the other side of the pond looking for you. Let's go tell him that everything's all right." (STRAIGHTENS, TAKES HER HAND).
Child: "And -- and you won't leave me anymore? Ever? Ever?"
Woman: (STOOPING TO HUG THE CHILD AGAIN) "Sweetheart, you know mothers don't leave their children. Mothers love their little girls too much to leave them. Ever...ever..." (TAKE MISSY AS SHE HEARS THESE WORDS AND FADE OUT).
ACT IV: Edge Of Pond.
(CU/MISSY, STANDING AT THE EDGE OF THE POND, OR ON A LITTLE BRIDGE OVER THE POND. IT WOULD BE EVEN BETTER IF WE COULD GET MISSY'S REFLECTION IN THE WATER, GIVING AN UNREAL, DREAM-LIKE QUALITY TO THE SCENE. AND THE DISEMBODIED VOICES AGAIN BEAT THRU HER BRAIN. ALL VOICE ONLY, ON FILTER). Liz: "You knew it all along, Melissa. You knew Katherine Corning was your mother. That she abandoned you when you were just a baby."
Child: "Mommy...Mommy, where are you?"
Woman: "I'm here, darling, I'm here."
Liz: "Katherine Corning was your mother, Melissa. But she abandoned you when you were just a little girl."
Child: "Oh, Mommy, I -- I thought you'd left me..."
Woman: "Mothers don't leave their little girls, darling. Mothers love their little girls too much to leave them."
Liz: "She left you, Melissa. Your mother abandoned you when you were just a little girl."
Woman: "Mothers don't leave their little girls, darling...ever...ever...ever."
Liz: "She left you, Melissa."
Child: "I thought you'd left me, Mommy!"
Woman: "Mothers don't leave their little girls."
Liz: "She left you, Melissa..."
Woman: "Mothers don't leave their little girls, darling...ever!"
Liz: "She left you, Melissa...your mother left you...left you...left you..."
Child: (SYNCHRONIZED WITH LIZ) "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!
(AND AS THE VOICES BEAT FASTER AND FASTER, LOUDER AND LOUDER IN HER BRAIN, WE FADE OUT ON MELISSA WHO, WE WANT THE AUDIENCE TO THINK, IS ABOUT TO JUMP OFF THE BRIDGE OR INTO THE WATER TO ESCAPE THEM).
NOTE: In this scene, the mother was played by Loretta Leveree and Betty (the child) by Cindy Sue Eaton.
JUNE 1, 1966 (EP. #516)
Liz voiced the callous theory that Missy skipped town to break her engagement to Bill.
ACT III: Business Street
(CUT TO: MISSY WALKING NOW ALONG A BUSINESS STREET. AND WE GET THIS EFFECT BY REAR PROJECTION, OR WHATEVER PRODUCTION FEELS IS BEST, BUT WE WANT TO GET THE EFFECT OF TRAFFIC, OF MOVEMENT, AND THAT SHE IS OBLIVIOUS TO IT ALL - THE SOUNDS IN THE BACKGROUND ETC. - AS LIZ'S WORDS RICOCHET IN HER BRAIN) Liz: (FILTER, OFF-CAMERA OR ON, AS SEEMS BEST) "Fingerprints, Melissa. That's what I said. Fingerprints. Your fingerprints match those of the baby Katherine Corning had. Yes, Melissa, fingerprints...So you've lied about everything, haven't you? Katherine Corning had you by a man other than her husband...And then four days after you were born, Lt. Summers died. So she abandoned you...she discarded you...That's why she left you her money, isn't it? Trying to make up for the past. But you can't fool me Melissa. You can fool my son...but not me. You can lie all you want, Melissa, but fingerprints don't lie." (AND FADE OUT).
JUNE 2, 1966 (EP. #517)
Last appearance of Liza Chapman as Janet Matthews.
Pat warned Janet she was begging for heartache because she'll be working with Ken by accepting a job transfer to California. Janet dismissed Pat's concerns, stating that Ken and Laura are still married and happy together.
Janet: (Exit Line) "Nothing you can say will change my mind, Pat. I'm going to California for the summer and I hope you'll wish me a happy stay."
NOTE: Last known mention of Laura Baxter. Contrary to the 25th Anniversary book, it was never established on-screen that Ken and Laura eventually divorced.
JUNE 10, 1966 (EP. #523)
First appearance of Doris Belack as Madge Murray, a waitress working at a scummy diner in Chicago.
Madge: (Introduction Line, to Missy) "Yeah, honey?" (GETS OUT ORDER PAD, THROWS HER HIP OUT, WAITS; NO RESPONSE) "Sweetie, I'm ready, you decided what you want?" (BENDS DOWN OVER HER, TO CATCH HER EYE) "Hey."
Missy: "Oh, I'm sorry. I...it just felt so good to sit down...I hadn't..." (STOPS, LOOKS UP AT MADGE) "Could I just sit here for a few minutes?"
Madge: "Sure, if you order something. Otherwise the boss'll be over here, wondering what you're doing. How about a cup of coffee? That'll be good for twenty minutes, at least."
Madge: "Look like you could use one anyway."
JUNE 23, 1966 (EP. #532)
NOTE: Last known mention of Ken Baxter and Janet Matthews. Liz assumed that Janet moved to California to resume an affair with Ken. Contrary to the 25th Anniversary book, this was not established on-screen.
JANUARY 12, 1967 (EP. #672)
Michael was taken back when John wished to come with Pat and Lee to wish him a fond farewell. John delivered the news to Pat, who felt as if she were dying inside though she kept her voice under control. Lee tried to hide her sorrow from John over Michael.
Last appearance of Elissa Leeds as Hope Bauer.
(Hastings Den) Hope: "Why don't we take Lee with us, then? You could get married, and then she could go everywhere with us."
Michael: "Darling, I don't think it would work out for us to get married."
Hope: (Exit Line) "Why not? She likes you so much...I can tell...and you like her, don't you?"
Michael: "Yes, of course I like her but..." (HE IS RESCUED BY THE TELEPHONE RINGING. MOVING TOWARDS IT, HE PROJECTS) "I'll get it, Mrs. Hastings! (PICKS UP) Hello?"
JANUARY 30, 1967 (EP. #684)
Last appearance of Tony Douglas (1967).
Exit Scene: Tony along with Liz, Fred, Alice, Bill, and Lenore at the new supper club, the Top of the Tower.
MARCH 20, 1967 (EP. #717) (Correction).
Last appearance of Susan Trustman as Pat Randolph.
MARCH 21, 1967 (EP. #718)
Rachel arrived home exhausted from a long day of modeling clothes at Bryant's. Sam aired his frustrations over having difficulty finding employment to Ada. Rachel thought of high society as she read a newspaper article about Helen and Liz's committee meeting to hold a Heart Fund Ball at the Barclay Hotel.
MARCH 22, 1967 (EP. #719)
Liz extended a gesture of friendship to Missy because Bill wanted the two most important women in his life to grow close. Sam recalled suggesting Danny make an effort to go straight.
MARCH 24, 1967 (EP. #721)
Sam talked to Ada about the dreams she has for Rachel. Ada mentions being married to "Lou," likely renamed Gerald by 1970.
(In Ada's apartment about Rachel)
Ada: "She's got it, Sam. She's really got it. Have you looked at her figure?"
Sam: "Hey, she's my niece."
Ada: (LAUGHS, AND SAM DOES TOO) "You tell me I'm dreaming her dreams for her. What I'm really doing for her is helping her, I'm guiding her. Nobody guided me."
Sam: "My point is nobody guides anybody, Ada. People make it themselves or they don't. Some people are losers. I am. I know I am. Everybody in the pen was. Almost every one of them thought big, but they were all losers."
Ada: "Don't think I don't know what you're talking about because I'm a loser myself. It's just that Rachel isn't going to be a loser."
Sam: "You think you can fix her?"
Ada: "You think I can't? Nobody to help me out. So I dreamed my own dreams. That's what you say I ought to let Rachel do. Well, the dream I dreamed was taken away. Get away from taking care of the other kids. That's the only reason I ran off with Lou at the age of seventeen. Lou!"
Sam: "Okay. I understand but, Ada, the dream you had then for yourself is the same dream you've got for Rachel now."
Ada: "You're saying Hollywood is the same as being married to Lou?"
Sam: "I'm saying that running away is the same as running away. That's what you're asking Rachel to do. But I hope the kid makes it...Not for her own sake, but for yours."
Ada: (TOUCHED) "Thanks, Sam...(SHE TURNS AND STARTS TOWARD THE BEDROOM) "I guess I'll go to bed now."
Ada: "Myself? I'm nothing. I'm nothing except a mother that's not going to let her daughter be yelled at by a gang of old biddies in a beauty shop. She's going to get what I didn't have."
NOTEABLE PRODUCTION NOTES: The last page of many scripts list sets, props, sound effects, and miscellaneous items like flashbacks used for each episode.
MAY 1, 1967 (EP. #738)
Rachel fainted while modeling at a fashion show for Bryant's department store. Sam got nervous when Ada pleaded that he accompany her to visit Rachel.
MAY 2, 1967 (EP. #739)
Russ was assigned to assist in treating Rachel. Ada lamented to Sam about Rachel being in hospital after collapsing.
NOTE: First meeting of Russ Matthews and Rachel Davis.
Additions: Walter wagered Lt. Buckley any information he could obtain from Lenore would be dynamite in proving Missy's guilt.
Walter: (about Missy) "There she is walking around with that engagement ring on her finger, pretending that she and Bill Matthews are still engaged...and I know very well that he is through with her."
Lt. Buckley: "I think you're right."
Walter: "And I think he's a fool. A girl like that...well...that's his business. At any rate, they're through and I shall make her tell me so. Somehow, I'll get her to tell me that Bill Matthews and Melissa Fargo are in love, were in love, and were wondering how to solve their problem the night Danny Fargo was killed."
MAY 3, 1967 (EP. #740)
Sam stalled going with Ada to the hospital by claiming he'll risk being spotted since he was at Danny's the night he was killed, but gave in to give her moral support. Rachel was difficult with Alice by defying Russ's orders to stay in bed. Russ gave Rachel an ultimatum that he'd let her fall if she kept jerking away from his grasps to keep her standing during dizzy spells. Madge called her mother and promised to pay back the money Flo misplaced. Charlie warned Madge that Sally Chance will hound her for an interview on Danny and they will be called as witnesses in Missy's trial. Flo was livid to hear that Charlie and Madge were subpoenaed because they talked to someone named Sam, who is suspected of killing Danny. Ada couldn't repress a smile over Rachel's spirited conviction in attempting to leave the hospital. Russ told Ada that Rachel needed to undergo diagnostic tests to confirm his preliminary diagnosis as anemia. Sam and Ada were alarmed to learn that Russ and Alice are members of the Matthews' family. Madge chided Flo to learn to take care of herself. Flo ranted about Missy fabricating Sam despite her guilt in killing Danny. Ada probed Alice for information on Danny's murder case that hadn't been revealed in the papers. Sam slinked away and Ada squirmed when Alice said that Missy's lawyers are searching for someone named Sam.
Alice: (about Russ) "Didn't you hear what the doctor said?"
Rachel: "I don't care what the doctor said. Anyway, he isn't a real doctor, is he? He's an intern, isn't he?"
Rachel: "What do interns know?"
Alice: "He's an intern who happens to be my brother and he knows enough. He knows you should lie here quietly."
Rachel: "Sorry. I'm getting out of here." (SHE SWINGS HER LOGS AROUND AND HOPS OFF THE EXAMINING TABLE. THEN SHE ALMOST FAINTS, BUT ALICE TRIES TO HELP HER, SHE SHRUGS ALICE OFF AND WITH AN EFFORT STANDS ALONE) "I can get a cab right out of here, can't I?"
Alice: "Miss Davis, you have got to stay here!"
Rachel: "Not on your life."
Alice: "Well, at least until your mother gets here..." (AT THIS MOMENT RUSS COMES BACK INTO THE EXAMINING ROOM).
Russ: "Right back up there on the table, Miss Davis."
Rachel: "Make me."
Russ: (to Alice) "Did you let her get up?"
Alice: "Let her. I tried to stop her."
Russ: (to Rachel) "I don't want to have any trouble with you, Miss Davis."
Rachel: "That goes double."
MAY 4, 1967 (EP. #741)
Liz called Walter, then surreptitiously arranged to see him when Bill came home unexpectedly to gather legal papers. Liz was exasperated at an impulsive Fred for showing up as she was about to leave. Fred apologized to Liz for lecturing her on trying to run people's lives while enjoying a nightcap. Liz made embellishments to explain still wearing a coat and suffering from a migraine to ensure Fred believed she wasn't giving him a polite brush off. Bill and Missy were encouraged by Dru's assessment of Judge Monahan as a gruff, but fair man. Bill said it was a minor setback that Lenore told Walter about their broken engagement, but exchanged anxious glances with Dru as Missy fretted that it would be far more significant to Walter if he knew about her pregnancy. Bill told Missy that she had won Liz over because she had asked with concern about Missy looking ill. Walter got Liz to overcome any guilty feelings towards using furtive methods to obtain information for him. Liz revealed to Walter that she overheard Bill and Pat's phone conversation about Missy's pregnancy. Liz and Walter concluded that Missy had committed murder to marry Bill and pass her baby off as his. Walter exuded excitement and confidence over Liz helping him clinch his case against Missy.
Liz: "I can tell you, Mr. Curtin, a certainty - Melissa Fargo is pregnant."
Walter: (BARELY FLICKERS) "For a certainty."
Liz: "There is absolutely no question about it, my source is unimpeachable. And since that is what you asked me to find out, I trust you will excuse me, now I --"
Walter: "One moment, please, Mrs. Matthews. I need a little more information than that. After all, someone is going to have to testify to this, and if Mrs. Fargo's attorneys decide not to let her take the stand in her own defense, I think I should know how you got the information. If you have the feeling your information on someone, or that what you're doing is wrong somehow, let me reassure you. You are simply helping to see justice is done -- no more, or less."
Liz: "I know, and I kept telling myself that, over and over again. It's just that I feel so -- furtive. I -- oh, I don't know why I'm being so touchy about this. I -- I happen to overhear a telephone conversation. You see, I picked up the extension phone in my house. And when I heard someone on the other line, I was about to put it down, but then I caught a few words of what was being said, and I realized that it was Pat Randolph talking to my son, discussing -- Missy's condition."
Walter: "You mean Mrs. Randolph was telling your son about it?"
Liz: "No, no -- he obviously already knew. Pat was reassuring Bill that the doctor had said he expected an entirely normal pregnancy, that sort of thing -- of course I was shocked to find that Bill knew."
Liz: "Well, aren't you? If Melissa killed her husband so that she could marry Bill and pass the baby off as his, why would she tell him she's pregnant, even before they're married?"
Walter: "I'm sure she didn't intend to at the time she planned to murder her husband..."
Liz: "Of course not, but why?"
Walter: "She didn't think she would come under suspicion for murder. I'm sure she had hoped, with her story about the mysterious stranger who was after her husband, to divert suspicion from herself. Then she would have been free to go ahead and marry Bill."
Liz: "But since the indictment for murder..."
Walter: "Precisely: If she married your son now it would only give me a stronger case against her, Mrs. Matthews. I am indebted to you. The state is indebted to you. You have undoubtedly clinched my case. In fact, without proof of Mrs. Fargo's pregnancy, I doubt that we could have proven pre-meditation. Now...(PERMITS HIMSELF A THIN SMILE)...now, for the first time, I am actually looking forward to go into court tomorrow morning."
MAY 5, 1967 (EP. #742)
Liz reasoned that it was to entice readers as Bill groused about the newspapers sensationalizing Missy's trial. Bill was furious and Liz hid getting in a tizzy about Bill's subpoena as a witness for the prosecution. Walter explained to Assistant D.A. Ted Marsh and Lt. Buckley that he didn't summon Bill once Lenore admitted their broken engagement since proving pre-meditation now hinges on Missy's pregnancy. Bill shifted blame on Liz for forcing Lenore to lie about the engagement as a virtue and a weakness out of the truth. Bill flipped when Pat called to tell him that she was also subpoenaed by Walter. Liz accidentally reminded Bill that she gave him a false alibi on the night Danny was killed. Liz had daydreams of Danny taunting her over revealing Missy's pregnancy and Bill finding out. Dru, John, and Bill discussed the reasons Walter is putting Pat on the stand and whether he knows of Missy's condition. Walter nettled Liz for going beyond the call of duty to obtain damning information on Missy. Missy pled not guilty. Walter laid out the evidence the prosecution will be presenting to the jury to prove Missy's guilt. Dru objected to Walter referencing murder and Missy's plan to marry Bill once Danny died as established facts. John, Dru, Bill, and Missy grew numb with shock over Walter seeking a verdict of murder in the first degree.
Liz: "And, Bill....Bill, don't worry. Everything's going to be all right."
Bill: (HE STARTS TO SPEAK. IF IT WORKS BETTER FOR THE ACTOR, PERHAPS HE DOES SAY, "Don't worry!" BUT THE POINT IS HE STARTS TO REPLY TO HIS MOTHER AND THEN REALIZES THE UTTER FUTILITY OF IT)
(AFTERWARDS, LIZ CLOSES THE DOOR AND LEANS AGAINST IT, GIVING AWAY FOR A MOMENT TO THE SHOCK AND FEAR WHICH SAPS HER ENERGY. AND NOW WHAT WE WILL SEE IS NOT A DREAM OF LIZ'S, BUT A FEW MOMENTS OF WIDE-AWAKE FANTASY WHICH OVERTAKES LIZ BECAUSE OF THE TERRIBLE PREDICAMENT IN WHICH SHE FINDS HERSELF, NO LESS TERRIBLE BECAUSE SHE HAS BROUGHT IT ON HERSELF. IN FACT, IT IS FOR THE VERY REASON THAT IT IS SELF-INDUCED THAT IT IS SO NIGHTMARISH. LIZ IS TRULY SUFFERING HERE, AND THOUGH THE AUDIENCE MAY NEVER COME TO APPRECIATE THIS FACET, WE SHOULD: FOR HER SUFFERING IS THAT OF THE PERSON WHO, HAVING BETRAYED SOMEONE ELSE, HAS BY THAT VERY ACT OF BETRAYAL, FORFEITED HER ABILITY TO TRUST ANYONE ELSE. LIZ GOES OVER AND LIGHTS A CIGARETTE, TAKES A DEEP DRAG ON IT, SITS DOWN AND STARES AHEAD. WE MOVE IN FOR A VERY TIGHT SHOT OF HER FACE, PERHAPS JUST HER EYES AND THEN HER WORST FEARS BEGIN TO TAKE FORM AND SHAPE IN HER MIND...WHAT WE SEE IS, OF COURSE NOT A LITERAL SCENE IN ANY SENSE BUT A VERY PERSONAL AND INTERPRETATIVE PROJECTION OF FEARS).
Danny: (STILL ON LIZ WE HEAR DANNY'S LAUGHTER, ON ECHO, THEN STILL ON ECHO HIS WORDS AND HIS FACE IS SUPERED) "You've done it this time, Duchess. You've really got yourself behind the eight ball. Wait until Billy boy finds out what you've done now."
Liz: "He won't find out! He won't."
Danny: "In a pig's eye he won't. "I can just see it now, can't you, Duchess."
(FADE OUT DANNY)
(RESUMES AFTER FADE OUT OF DANNY. CONTINUATION OF LIZ'S NIGHTMARISH VISIONS)
Walter: "Your mother, Mr. Matthews! "So the cat's out of the bag and the fat's in the fire."
Bill: (TIGHT SHOT, HORROR MIXED WITH INCREDULITY) "My mother!"
Missy: (BRING HER IN SUPERED OVER BILL, THEN FADE BILL OUT) "Your mother, Bill. Your mother! It was because of your mother that I ran away. It was your mother who told me I was abandoned as a baby. Your mother told me all about myself. She made me promise I wouldn't tell you but now I will, Bill. You might as well know. "I can't keep silent any longer."
Bill: (HIS FACE SUPERIMPOSED OVER MISSY'S) "My mother! My mother!"
Danny: (AND NOW LET'S BRING HIS FACE ON OVER BILL'S FADING IT OUT, LAUGHING) "Remember what I told you, Duchess? If I lose out, you lose out, too...How long did you think you could keep Billy boy from knowing what you really are, what you've really done? You look down your nose at me, but sweetheart, you're no better than I am." "You do the same kind of things but you spray perfume all over them." "You think cause you've got money, you can buy yourself out of anything. But like I told you, if I lose Annie, you'll lose your Billy Boy." (LAUGHS).
Bill: (HIS FACE SUPERED OVER DANNY'S. FADE OUT DANNY.) "My mother! I have no mother!"
(AS WE FADE BILL OUT, WE HEAR DANNY. HIS LAUGHTER ECHOING FROM ALL SIDES OF THE ROOM. IN THE MEANTIME, WE HAVE SEEN LIZ'S FACE GAINING CLARITY THEN).
Liz: (SHOUTS TO DISSPELL THE AGONIZING FANTASY) "No! No, no!"
(WE ARE WITH LIZ ALONE NOW AS SHE SUDDENLY LOOKS DOWN, REALIZES THAT HER CIGARETTE HAS BURNT TO HER FINGERS. WITH A CRY OF PAIN SHE DROPS THE SMOKING BUTT AND PUTS HER FINGERS TO HER MOUTH...THEN WITH A CRY OF FEAR, SHE GETS UP, GRABS HER COAT AND STARTS OUT AS WE FADE OUT).
PRODUCTION NOTES: Headline of the morning newspaper, "Fargo Trial Begins Today," with picture of Danny and Missy. Judge George D. Bruch presided over Missy's trial. Date of trial: May 5 - June 27, 1967.
NOTE: First and only appearance of Alex Wipf as Assistant D.A. Ted Marsh. Walter addresses the character by his full name several times. Another mystery solved!
MAY 8, 1967 (EP. #743)
Dru informed John that Walter wouldn't gamble on a first degree conviction without substantiating evidence. Bill tried to console Missy while Mary and Pat were flabbergasted over Dru's request to postpone the defense's statements until the conclusion of the trial. Sam wasn't swayed by Ada's opinion that Russ and Alice are unlike Liz since Alice said the police are searching for him. Ada tried to convince Sam that they could claim the reward if he tells the police what he knows about Danny. Ada casually pumped Alice for information on her family and wished she could afford a private room for Rachel. Ada grew thoughtful after Alice linked Ada to the case since Liz is a client of Pierre's Beauty Shop. Barclay Hotel Detective Thomas Simmons testified that he was called for duty when a maid heard three gun shots in Danny's room. Simmons found the door ajar, the room a mess, and Missy standing over Danny's body with a .38 Police Special. The Judge sustained Dru's objection that Walter was asking prejudicial questions when Simmons implied pretense in Missy's actions. Dru told Pat that she may've been called as a witness if Walter knows of Missy's pregnancy. Pat ruled out Lee being Walter's source because Lee was at school. Dru studied Liz, who dodged his question about what she was thinking and rushed back into the courtroom.
Ada: "Oh...I see...you said you didn't think that Mrs. Fargo was guilty."
Alice: "Oh, no, believe me, she isn't. Missy is one of my very best friends and I'd suspect a member of my own family as quickly as I'd suspect Missy of such a thing."
Sam: "Look, if you still think I killed Danny Fargo..."
Ada: (OVER) "That's not what I'm talking about and you know it. I think you're trying to shield the real murderer. You're the only person who knows that Mrs. William Matthews went to see Danny Fargo the night he was murdered. Very near the time they say he died."
Sam: "I still don't know she did it. And I do know if I told the police I was there to see Danny that night they'd try to hang it on me right away."
Ada: "From what it says here in the newspaper, the District Attorney seems to think he's got the real murderer."
Sam: "So all right. Maybe he has."
Ada: "You don't think she did it. You told me you didn't think she did it. Said she seemed like too nice and sweet a kid."
Sam: "So when I was in the pen, there was a nice, sweet kid sixteen years old went to Sunday School and church regular, 'til one evening he came back from the movies, picked up a shot gun and killed his mother and his grandmother and his sister."
Ada: "So he was nuts."
Sam: (INDICATING [MISSY'S] PICTURE) "So she was nuts to marry Danny Fargo in the first place. The creep of all time..." "Look Ada, let's just get out of here. You can't see Rachel till this afternoon."
Ada: "But they told me maybe I could see her doctor before then. Maybe I can see that nice Dr. Matthews."
Sam: (GIVING SPECIAL CONNOTATIONS TO THE WORD) "Dr. Matthews and his sister, Alice Matthews."
Ada: "What you might call a coincidence, huh?"
Sam: "I guess you just might call it that."
Ada: "They're sure a lot different from their aunt. I mean, they acted kind of nice, didn't they?"
Sam: "What do I care about nice? All I remember is what that nurse said. Now I know they're looking for me, a jail bird like me, I'd have about as much chance with the cops as a snowball you know where."
Ada: "But she didn't know she meant you."
Sam: "She said Sam."
Ada: "Sam. Sam....the whole world is full of Sams. It oughta be a relief to you to know she didn't ever get your last name."
NOTE: First appearance of Billy Dee Williams as Assistant D.A. Ted Marsh.
MAY 9, 1967 (EP. #744)
Dru and John wondered what evidence Walter had to seek a first degree murder conviction. Madge sealed a letter to their mother before Flo could read it and urged her to start job hunting. Flo resolved to accompany Charlie and Madge to Bay City. Charlie told Madge that their testimony on meeting Sam a few days prior to Danny's death may help Missy. Madge told Charlie that she's scared to testify and worried she'll be recognized by a waitress where she and Danny had a drink on the night of his murder. Sam listened to a radio report that covered the first day of Missy's trial. Ada was weary towards Sam's opinion that Rachel didn't need a private room to receive good medical treatment. Ada pondered Alice's reaction if she knew that Liz may have been the last person to see Danny alive. Sam warned Ada she'd incriminate him if she gave the Matthews any information. Chambermaid, Dorothy Watkins testified that Missy and Danny had stayed at the Barclay Hotel for three weeks and slept separately. Dru called Walter out on Dorothy's statements implying that they were sure signs of marital discord between Danny and Missy. Dorothy testified that Missy didn't seem to care about Danny, which Walter used to taunt Missy on caring enough to kill him. Mary and Pat tried to assure Missy that Walter is mistaken in believing in Missy's guilt and urged her to trust Dru, John, and Bill.
Radio Announcer: "...turning to the local news, here in Bay City the murder trial of Mrs. Melissa Fargo opened this morning. Prosecutor Walter Curtin caused a sensation almost at the outset, when he declared in his opening statement to the jury that he intended to seek a first-degree murder verdict against Mrs. Fargo, rather than the second-degree finding it was expected he would ask for. Curtin stated, and we quote,"...we will seek to prove that Mrs. Fargo intended to marry a man with whom she had just had a midnight rendezvous the night of her husband's death, and that when she returned from this meeting, she took the gun which she knew her husband had in his possession, and deliberately, cold-bloodedly, and with malice aforethought, fired three shots into his body." (SAM FIGURATIVELY WHISTLES LOW AT THIS, AS) When the trial recessed at noon, Mr. Curtin was questioned by reporters, but declined to elaborate on the statement he had made in court. (ADA ENTERS, COMING FROM THE HOSPITAL) He said that the evidence against Mrs. Fargo would be developed as the trial progresses, and that it would be inappropriate for him to comment on the case in any way, while it was in progress." Ada: (IRRITABLY, OVER THE ABOVE) "Turn that off, will you? I'm sick of the whole thing."
PRODUCTION NOTES: Visual Vignettes used:
"Curtin motions to Marsh to gather up his papers, stalks out, up the center aisle. As he reaches the point where Liz is sitting, on the aisle, he feels her eyes on him, pauses just momentarily, long enough to meet her gaze fleetingly--then passes on leaving us with her on camera, uncomfortable and apprehensive. Now Missy and Bill come up the aisle, Bill trying to keep his distance and having a hell of a time doing it--Missy shaken to the toes by Curtin's last thrust. Mary and Pat come into the aisle, form ranks around her, and almost physically support her, out through the double doors into the corridor and we pull ahead of them or cut to the corridor as they come through the doors, Bill hovering background, helpless, they get Missy into an alcove or onto a bench."
(after Mary and Pat console Missy) "Missy manages a wan smile, nods. They help her to her feet, lead her down the hall toward the elevator. Again, we pull in front of them, then let them past camera and stay on Liz, standing quietly in an alcove as they pass her, unnoticed and still. She watches them intently, her face a mask. Hold on her, tight. Cut to her picture - the one in the paper with Helen Moore. Pull back to include Ada, holding the paper, looking intently at the picture. After a moment she makes her decision, goes to desk or table drawer, takes out piece of paper on which she has written, "John Randolph - Lawyer" and under that, a phone number. With the slip of paper in her hand, she goes to the phone, begins to dial, as we fade out."
MAY 10, 1967 (EP. 745)
Ada secretly called Dru, wanting to strike a deal to provide new leads on Danny's murder case. Dru couldn't get Ada to give her name or the nature of the information she had. Lenore complained to Lee about people staring and gossiping about her. Lenore was shocked when Lee told her that Walter is seeking a first degree murder charge against Missy. Lee tried to stop Lenore from reproaching herself, but Lenore claimed she had been a willing participant in Liz's scheme to fake still being engaged to Bill and revealed it to Walter. Lenore felt dread upon receiving a subpoena to appear as a witness for the prosecution. Ada tried to arrange a meeting with Dru, but quickly hung up when Sam arrived home. Dru sighed over being unable to trace the call. John and Pat hoped that that the caller might have information about Sam since no one has knowledge of him. Dru found it odd that the caller had paused mid-sentence and then hung up. Ada was menaced by Sam, who bullied her into admitting she called Dru to reveal his association with Danny. Ada pleaded with Sam to let her take a chance with Missy's lawyers in hopes Sam won't be implicated. Lenore recoiled as she told Walter that discussing her broken engagement to Bill was humiliating. Walter enthralled Lenore into believing that her testimony will prove Missy's motive in killing Danny was to reconcile with Bill.
PRODUCTION NOTE: In the Prologue at ACT II during Dru and Ada's phone conversation.
Dru: (INTO THE PHONE) "The Randolph's residence." (CUT TO ADA, ON PHONE IN HER APARTMENT, AND HEREAFTER INTERCUT BETWEEN THEM - OR PERHAPS SPLIT SCREEN MIGHT BE INTERESTING HERE)
Lee: "I thought -- well, when you turned down my invitation to stop at the Kopper Kettle..."
Lenore: "I still want to talk to you. I just didn't want it to be there. I just didn't want it to be there." (AS LEE FROWNS, PUZZLED) "With all those people there, kids from school -- (BREAKS OFF, A LITTLE SIGH) -- I don't know, I feel everyone is talking about me."
Lee: "I understand."
Lenore: "Oh, I know what Melissa is going through is much worse -- and Bill -- (A WISPY SMILE) but "I guess I'm just not cut out for notoriety. Everywhere I go, it seems as though people are staring at me."
Dru: (on the phone with Ada) "...You say you have information on the Fargo case?"
Ada: "I sure have. And let me tell you right now, I'm not a nut or a crackpot or anything. I've got some real information -- something nobody else knows about."
Dru: 'Well -- I am very grateful for your calling us, Miss --"
Ada: "Uh-uh. No names, no nothing. Not till we have a deal."
Dru: "A deal?"
Ada: "Come on, Mr. Dru, you're smarter than that. What's in it for me, if I give you a lead you can really use?"
Dru: "A lead? To Fargo's actual killer?"
Ada: "That's right."
Dru: "I -- I'd have to know more about the nature of your information, before we can make any commitment. And I would need to know your name, and to talk to you in person..."
Dru: "Well, for one thing, to verify anything you may tell me. For another, because if you do have information, it is your duty as a citizen to come forward, whether you and I make a deal or not."
Ada: "Look, I didn't call you up to have you sell me a bill of goods. You want the information or don't you?"
Lee: (Lenore thinking she's cynical) "Does it? I don't think so -- I think I'm just being realistic. I've discovered you have to look out for yourself in this world -- you can't count on anyone else to do it for you. Because if it's to their interest to push you aside, to ignore your feelings they will."
MAY 11, 1967 (EP. 746)
Fred found Liz self-absorbed when she griped about being too upset over the trial to accept his dinner invitation. Liz felt ill, trembled, paced the floor, and fiddled with beads while Bill told her and Fred about the anonymous call. Fred was pragmatic while telling Bill he doubts that the caller had any real leads to the case. Sam hounded Ada to ensure she couldn't contact Missy's lawyers. Ada got Sam to lay off by stating that she inquired on the reward for information and hinted that he may see Russ and Alice. Russ lectured Rachel on hindering her treatment by being defiant. Ada tried to persuade Rachel that she'll be released from the hospital once she cooperates with Russ. Rachel whined about not having a private room, but apologized for being ungrateful of Ada's hard work in providing for her. Bill fumed over Liz's selfish excuses for not wanting to go to court. Fred chastised Liz for trying to blame Lenore since she caused Lenore to lie about her and Bill's engagement, giving Walter evidence that addressed motivation. Rachel grew coquettish as she acted remorseful, batted her eyes, and held out her hand to Russ once she heard that Liz is his aunt. Ada gave Liz a manicure while musing about Rachel getting a chance in Hollywood and that people with money have everything. Liz made her boredom apparent to Ada, who then innocently called Liz, "Duchess."
Some great dialogue of Fred gently but critically throwing barbs at Liz:
Fred: "I just meant that Bill and John and Dru ought to be cautious. They ought to investigate - but they ought not to get their hopes up."
Liz: "Of course not. That's just what I'm saying. Why, the very fact that it was a woman who called...."
Bill: (OVER) "What has the fact that it was a woman got to do with anything?"
Liz: "Well...I don't know."
Fred: "Liz, as usual, you are setting a record for the running high-jump at conclusions."
Liz: (about the trial) "Oh, I'm sorry, Fred. I can't go today. I...well, as a matter of fact I have a hairdressing appointment..."
(TAKE BILL, WHO TURNS TO LOOK AT HER WITH JUST A FAINT TINGE OF DISGUST) Bill: "And you said you didn't have a frivolous reason for staying away...."
Liz: "Oh, Bill."
Fred: (TRIES TO SMOOTH THINGS OVER...PLEASANTLY) "You ought to know your mother well enough by now, Bill, to know that being well groomed is almost an obsession with her. I expect her to be the best dressed woman at the Last Judgment."
(ADA STRAIGHTENS UP, SIGHS HEAVILY, PASSES HER HAND OVER HER FOREHEAD WEARILY...AND THEN SITS DOWN, GAZING WITH SOMETHING AKIN TO DESPAIR IN SPACE)
Rachel: (VOICE OVER...FILTER OR ECHO) "Mom, I hate this place. Nothing but sick people. People dying. It wouldn't be so bad if I had a private room. I hate this old ward." (NOW SUPERIMPOSE RACHEL SITTING IN HER BED. SHE GOES ON) "Sam was supposed to get hold of all that money from South America and give me a chance in Hollywood...Now what happens? What happens is what always happens to me...to people like us...Do we get what we want? I get sick because I work too hard...You've said that yourself, Mom...I work too hard, and I get sick, and then when I come to the hospital, do I get a nice private room? Not me. Not Rachel. Not your daughter..." [SUPERIMPOSITION FADE OUT]
Liz: (seeing a picture of Rachel) "Mm. Nice looking girl, Ada."
Ada: (TAKING THE PICTURE BACK) "She's a beautiful girl. She's been working as a model...and she's really meant to go places too..."
Liz: (BECAUSE ADA HAS STOPPED MANICURING HER NAILS NOW) "My hand, Ada."
Ada: "Oh." (SHE RETURNS TO HER MANICURING TASK) "I'll tell you, Mrs. Matthews...they don't come any more talented than my Rachel...But some people...some people with money...they can get what they want, any time they want, they can buy fame, they can buy jobs..."
Liz: (AFTER A LITTLE SILENCE) "Don't you think Pink Panther is a good color for me, Ada." (SHE LOOKS AT HER. LIZ IS QUITE DELIBERATELY NOT LOOKING BACK AT ADA BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO CONVEY TO ADA THAT THIS TALK OF HER DAUGHTER BORES HER. SO ADA LETS THE HATRED COME INTO HER FACE...AND THIS FOLLOWED BY CUNNING) Ada: "Yeah, I guess it is, Mrs. Matthews...It's true though, isn't it? I mean the way some people get everything."
Liz: "Well, I think people who achieve things usually deserve what they achieve."
Ada: "My Rachel deserves as much as any girl in this town." [STOP HERE TO INDICATE ACT FOR PLAYBACK 5/15/67 #748]
Liz: (DISTANTLY) "Oh, yes, I'm sure that's true."
Ada: "But she doesn't have as much chance as some people. It doesn't seem fair, does it?" (LIZ IS IGNORING HER. SUDDENLY ADA CAN'T TAKE IT) "I said it doesn't seem fair, does it, Duchess?"
Liz: (WHAT ADA HAS JUST CALLED HER HITS HER) "What did you say?"
Ada: (INNOCENTLY) "I said it doesn't seem fair, Rachel getting sick like this."
Liz: "No, I meant--what did you just call me?"
Ada: "Oh...why...goodness, I called you Duchess, didn't I? Isn't that funny? It just slipped out. Now where do you suppose I got a name like that for you?" (TAKE LIZ WHO IS TERRIFIED, BUT CONTROLLING HERSELF. FADE OUT)
MAY 12, 1967 (EP. #747)
John, Dru, Bill, and Missy exchanged startled glances when Walter called Bill to the stand. Madge took a firm hand with Flo to accept Danny's death, get sober, and gain self-respect. Flo agreed that Madge was fair in making her accountable to help pay back their mother. Bill testified that Missy left town the night before their wedding day without telling anyone and returned as Danny's bride. Judge Bruch sustained Dru's objection that Walter had latitude to question Bill and not make summations over Missy knowing Danny had a gun if she was contemplating murder. Sally relished in Flo's misery over Danny and bitterness towards Missy in giving Danny false hopes of using her money to build a record company. Madge grew fed up with Sally and got her to leave after telling her that she's been called as a defense witness. Flo exclaimed to Madge that Missy fabricated Sam, but wouldn't save Missy if she did know him. Dru seized the opportunity to ask Bill questions that Walter kept him from answering. Bill told Dru that Danny knew Missy wanted a divorce to marry Bill. Bill said they met at a park near the Barclay Hotel and planned to stop him from taking Missy's money and leaving town with her by having guards around Missy while he told Danny that Missy wanted a divorce. Walter objected to Bill's statement that Missy isn't capable of murder.
NOTE: Flo mentioned that Danny broke their engagement to marry Missy. Danny wrote love songs and dedicated them to Flo which included: "In All the World," "Under the Moon with my Baby," and a slow, dreamy song called, "My Love For You." Danny and Flo were saving money to live in New York, where Danny hoped to get his songs published and establish his own record company.
MAY 17, 1967 (EP. #750)
Sam's suspicions were aroused over Liz coming to Ada's apartment with a gift for Rachel.
MAY 18, 1967 (EP. #751)
Alice was intrigued by Rachel's agreeable attitude and compliments about Russ. Rachel thought Ada was joking about getting money through their connection to royalty. Walter questioned Pat on Missy's appointment with Dr. Montgomery. John was solemn as he realized that they underestimated Walter and pondered Walter's intentions to link Missy's pregnancy to premeditation. Pat conceded to the possibility that Missy may have known she was pregnant before Danny's death. Pat testified that Missy wasn't a hateful person, despite Danny's refusals to give her a divorce. Walter pounced on Pat's comment that Missy was incapable of murder, ranting that Missy hasn't explained fleeing town or standing over Danny's body. Walter declared that Missy's motive to kill Danny was to free herself to marry Bill and pass her baby off as his. Pat's account of Missy seeing someone named Sam was denounced by Walter. Sam angrily assumed that Liz left a gift for Rachel because Ada revealed his connection to Danny. Ada grew scared of Sam, who figured that Liz tied Ada calling her Duchess to her anonymous call to Dru. Sam countered Ada's brazen attitude about Liz's questions about Danny to implicating him in murder. Pat was emotionally wrought while swearing that Missy didn't lie about her whereabouts during the shooting and wouldn't commit murder.
Ada: "Well, I'll get the ear plug. Or better still, maybe we'll get you moved into a private room, if you have to stay here much longer."
Rachel: (SMILES) "Just buy the ear plug and quit dreaming, Mom."
Ada: "I'm not just dreaming."
Rachel: "Where would you get the money?"
Ada: "Nevermind about the money. I got sources."
Rachel: "Oh, really? What happened, did our rich aunt just die and leave us all her money?"
Ada: (A LITTLE CROOKED SMILE) "Oh, better than that. I found out we're connected to royalty."
Rachel: (GOING ALONG WITH WHAT SHE THINKS IS A GAG) "No kidding? Hear that, Alice?"
Ada: "Yeah. Yeah, I found out we're connected to a duchess. You imagine that? A duchess."
Rachel: (about Russ) "You're very lucky to have such a nice brother."
Alice: "Don't let him hear you say that -- he's tough enough to live with as it is."
Rachel: "Well, I think he's a doll."
Alice: (INTEREST PEAKED) "Oh, do you?"
MAY 19, 1967 (EP. #752)
John, Dru, and Missy consoled Pat, who felt sorrow over revealing Missy's pregnancy. Dru advised them not to let Walter or the jury notice their surprise over Pat's testimony. Walter obstinately blocked Bill from answering his questions and ignored Dru's objections. Walter painted Missy as a cold-blooded girl towards people's feelings, Danny's life, and Bill's frantic search for her in Chicago. He looked at Missy in contempt, then told Bill that Missy made a fool of him. Russ grimly told Rachel that Missy's trial is likely the hardest thing Bill has ever endured. Walter spitefully told Bill that he was contradicting established facts when Bill stated that Missy told him of her pregnancy once she was certain. Russ and Alice were pleased with Rachel's cooperation in her medical treatment. Rachel was genuinely sympathetic while Russ and Alice told her about Bill and Missy and the ordeals they have faced. Bill told Dru he had doubts about Missy, but now has complete faith and trust in her. Bill testified that Missy never concealed her marriage, her reasons for wanting a divorce, or pregnancy, and has never felt hatred towards anyone. Missy lamented to Pat that the jury sees her as guilty, regrets marrying Danny, and returning with him. Pat wouldn't let Missy blame herself and reinforced her beliefs in Missy's innocence.
Missy: (to Pat) "One of the last things that Danny said to me....he said, "you'll never get away from me, Annie. We're linked together from now on...Wherever I go, you'll go." Maybe he was right."
MAY 30, 1967 (EP. #759)
Ernest Graves played Dr. Francis X. MacCurdy, who treated Rachel.
MAY 31, 1967 (EP. #760)
Ann Fuller visited Missy. She was shocked and deeply saddened to learn all that had happened to her. Anne appeared as a witness in Missy's defense case, giving testimony on her life in San Francisco.
JUNE 5, 1967 (EP. #763)
Liz paid for Ada's silence in knowing that she visited Danny on the night of his murder. Liz told Ada she should know her well enough to have faith that she didn't kill Danny. Ada tried to probe Liz further on her association with Danny and was struck by the guilty conviction in her voice.
JUNE 6, 1967 (EP. #764)
Ann Fuller tried to lift Missy's spirits. She expressed optimism that the jury will hand down a not guilty verdict.
JUNE 14, 1967 (EP. #770)
Missy agreed to take the stand in her own defense. During cross-examination, Missy testified that she witnessed Danny argue with someone named Sam at the Barclay Hotel a few hours before he was murdered. Dru objected to Walter's questions about Missy fleeing to Chicago and leaving her apartment in shambles as prejudicial. Missy said that she was traumatized to learn that Katherine was her mother, who made her an heiress to alleviate guilt in abandoning her. John almost jumped out of his wheelchair in rage at Walter for mocking Missy and calling her a liar. He swore she was telling the truth since he had drawn up Katherine's will. Missy avoided making eye contact with Liz as she struggled to think of an explanation on finding out about her parentage.
Missy's recollection, All Voice-Overs:
Liz: "Melissa -- you and I haven't seen eye to eye on everything, but there's one thing we have in common - we both want the best for Bill, am I right?"
Missy: "Yes -- yes, of course."
Liz: " -- so we don't want to -- well hurt our family relationship before it starts..."
Missy: "I -- I don't understand."
Liz: "I just want to impress on you how regrettable it would be if Bill were to find out why you left Bay City so abruptly last summer -- that it was after you and I had our little talk, -- do I have your word that he'll never hear it from you, Melissa? Do I have your word?" (AND AS MISSY REMEMBERS DISSOLVE BACK TO LIZ, LIVE, IN THE COURTROOM -- STARTING FIXEDLY AT MISSY ON THE STAND, AS THOUGH SHE COULD BY SOME COMPELLING TELEPATHY ORDER MISSY'S SILENCE. CUT TO MISSY, SHE FEELS LIZ'S EYES ON HER, ZOOM IN ON MISSY, EVEN AT THIS MOMENT DISTRACTED FROM CURTIN'S QUESTIONING AS SHE RETURNS LIZ'S GAZE, ALMOST AS THOUGH MESMERIZED).
Walter: "Very well, Mrs. Fargo, just to see where you intend to take us, what garden path you are leading us down, I'll go along with you for the moment. How did you find out this news that left you so thunder-struck?" (MISSY HESITATES; HER GLANCE GOES INVOLUNTARILY IN LIZ'S DIRECTION) "Well, Mrs. Fargo? Surely it didn't come to you in a flash of intuition, and you've already said it wasn't in Mrs. Corning's will -- that would be too easy to check, wouldn't it? So you must have stumbled on to something. Or someone who gave you the information..." (MISSY IS FROZEN, STARING ACROSS THE WELL OF THE COURT TOWARDS THE SPECTATOR SEATS; CURTIN QUICKLY MOVES DIRECTLY INTO HER LINE OF VISION -- AND IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD GET THE SHOT FROM HER P.O.V., SO THAT HE WOULD SUDDENLY LOOM UP IN FRONT OF HER, AS) "Will you answer me, Mrs. Fargo? How did you find this out?" (AND FROM MISSY, TEETERING BETWEEN REVELATION AND COMPLETE DISINTEGRATION, FADE OUT FAST)
JUNE 15, 1967 (EP. #771)
Missy cracked under Walter's brutal questioning on how she learned that Katherine was her mother. Judge Bruch agreed to Dru's motion to have Walter's question waived and relieve Missy as a witness. Dru and Walter argued over him badgering Missy, causing Bruch to reprimand them to address remarks to the bench. Bill didn't press Missy to explain her plea on the stand about hurting too many people. Ada was riddled with guilt over knowing about Liz seeing Danny. Alice told Ada that Liz is a person who is used to getting her own way. Ada set out to uncover details of Danny and Missy's relationship. Madge told Dru that Danny never gave Missy's whereabouts to Bill, promised Flo that they'd marry once he borrowed money from Missy, and got Madge to stay silent. Madge testified that someone thought to be Sam was looking for Danny. Walter discredited Madge's statements due to her hatred of Danny and inability to prove Sam's existence. She was dismissed before she could defend herself against insinuations that she wanted to help Missy out of gratitude for killing Danny.
Walter: "Well, Mrs. Fargo, I'm waiting. Surely my question wasn't too difficult - how did you learn the truth about your parentage - the fact, if it be a fact, that this Mrs. Katherine Corning was your mother -- (HIS VOICE DRIPPING WITH CONTEMPT AND DISBELIEF) -- that for some unknown reason she had concealed the truth from you all these years, and --"
Dru: "Your Honor, I object!"
Walter: (RIDING THROUGH AND OVER ALL THE OBJECTIONS) "-- then died, still playing this fairy godmother role, if we are to believe your preposterous story --" (BRUCH TRIES TO GAVEL THEM TO SILENCE AS)
Dru: (CONTINUING, TRYING TO TOP CURTIN) "The question is not only irrelevant, Mr. Curtin is badgering the witness! I cannot sit here and allow --"
Missy: (SUDDENLY TOPPING THEM BOTH, BRINGING THEM TO AN ABRUPT HALT - CRACKING WIDE OPEN) "Stop it, Mr. Curtin! Stop it, stop it, I can't answer you, I can't answer anything anymore, I -- (SOBBING NOW, ALMOST INCOHERENT) -- I've hurt too many people already, I can't go on hurting..." (SHE BREAKS COMPLETELY, THE COURTROOM IS IN AN UPROAR. DRU SHOULDERS PAST CURTIN, GOES TO HER, PHYSICALLY SUPPORTING HER IN THE WITNESS CHAIR. AS BRUCH GAVELS REPEATEDLY FOR ORDER, WE SEE LIZ, STILL TENSE, HOLDING HER BREATH, AS)
Bruch: "Mr. Curtin, I think that in the interest of order and decorum we break off your questioning for the moment. If you will return to your seat."
Dru: (AT MISSY'S SIDE) "Your Honor, I move that Mr. Curtin's last question be waived. Not only is the witness in no condition to answer it, he has still not shown relevance."
Bruch: "I will sustain your motion, Mr. Dru." (TO CURTIN) "I see no conceivable profit in continuing along this line, Mr. Curtin. Have you any other questions? If so, I will declare a short recess to allow the witness to recover her composure, and then --"
Walter: (GAUGING THE EFFECT HIS HARRASSMENT MAY HAVE HAD ON THE JURY, AND DECIDING NOT TO PROLONG IT) "No, your Honor. I am satisfied with what has been brought out."
Bruch: "Mr. Dru - re-direct?"
Dru: "I think not, Your Honor - not in view of what Mr. Curtin has already put the defendant through -- "
Walter: (FLARES) "I resent that, Mr. Dru! The State is certainly entitled to --"
Dru: "The State is not entitled to persecute, to intimidate or terrorize any witness, Mr. Curtin -- especially the defendant in a capital case!"
JUNE 16, 19, and 20, 1967: Pre-empted due to coverage of Middle East crisis.
JUNE 27, 1967 (EP. #776)
Missy was convicted of Danny Fargo's murder. Missy wrote a letter to Bill imploring him to forget about her.
NOTE: Last appearance of Billy Dee Williams as Assistant D.A. Ted Marsh.
SEPTEMBER 11, 1967 (EP. #829)
Missy was released from prison.
PRODUCTION NOTE: A special thanks to AW fan Dan Ahearn, who vividly recalls this scene. It was indeed filmed without sound except for music at it's conclusion.
SEPTEMBER 14, 1967 (EP. #832)
Missy tried to take Liz's unexpected visit at face value, but praised the Matthews' for taking her in to forestall Liz from giving the true reason she came over. Liz badgered Missy over keeping her promise not to tell Bill that she caused Missy to flee to Chicago. Missy tried to escape from a desperate Liz, who grabbed her by the arm and begged for assurances on her silence. Missy tried to free herself from Liz's grip only to lose her balance and fall down the stairs.
Liz: (LEVEL) "You know what I'm talking about. You made a promise to me - during your trial, one day outside the courtroom."
Missy: "Oh. Yes, what about it?"
Liz: "Don't play the innocent with me, Melissa. You know very well that you have the power to take my son away from me. I'm sure if you didn't realize it before, John Randolph made it very clear to you."
Missy: "Yes, he -- he talked to me about it."
PRODUCTION NOTE: "SAVE REST OF SHOW ON TAPE."
Liz: "Melissa, when I came to you that night last summer, when I confronted you with the information I had learned about your parents, that Katherine Corning had borne you illegitimately and abandoned you --"
Missy: "Mrs. Matthews, there is no need to go over it all again --"
Liz: "But there is, because I must make you understand that I did not know what a bombshell that information was going to be to you. I thought you already knew, and that you were simply concealing facts from Bill."
Missy: "I know, you told me that."
Liz: "And you promised me that you'd never tell Bill about our talk, that you would not want to be responsible for any rift between Bill and myself."
Missy: "I know I said that, but John says a marriage can't begin with deception, with people concealing things from each other."
Liz: "Melissa, what earthly good could it do for Bill to know about this...about a mistake his mother made, a little indiscretion she committed?"
Missy: "Is that all it was to you, Mrs. Matthews, a little indiscretion?"
Bill: (VOICE ONLY, FROM DOWNSTAIRS) "Missy?"
Liz: "Oh, don't misunderstand me, Melissa, I realize why it upset you so and I can't tell you how sorry I am -- but--"
Bill: (Voice Only) "Missy? I miss you. When are you and mother coming down?"
Missy: (GOES TO THE DOOR, OPENS IT) "Be right there, darling!"
Liz: (INTERCEPTING HER) "Melissa, wait--you haven't told me what you plan to do."
Missy: "I don't know what I plan to do, Mrs. Matthews, but I did promise John that I would give the question serious consideration." (AGAIN SHE STARTS OUT INTO THE HALL AND AGAIN LIZ STOP HER)
Liz: (DESPERATE) "At least promise me you won't tell him tonight -- that you'll think it over some more--"
Missy: "I--I'd rather not promise anything just now, Mrs. Matthews." (SHE STARTS DOWN THE HALL TOWARD THE HEAD OF THE STAIRS; LIZ FOLLOWS, IN A PANIC)
Liz: "Wait -- you have to give me some kind of assurance -- you can't go down there without promising me -- (MISSY IS AT THE HEAD OF THE STAIRS, NOW, STANDING ON A LITTLE THROW RUG THERE -- AND LIZ TAKES HER ARM TO DETAIN HER) "Melissa, please--"
Missy: "Mrs. Matthews, let me go."
Liz: "But you mustn't, you mustn't --"
Missy: "Please -- " (PULLS HER ARM AWAY FROM LIZ AND IN SO DOING LOSES HER BALANCE, HER FEET GO OUT FROM UNDER HER, ON THE THROW RUG, AND SUDDENLY SHE FALLS, OUT OF THE FRAME PAST US DOWN THE STAIRS)
Liz: (DESPERATELY REACHING FOR HER, IN VAIN) "Melissa -- !" (MISSY SCREAMS -- AND WE HEAR THE SOUNDS OF HER FALL, AS LIZ LOOKS ON IN HORROR).
SEPTEMBER 19, 1967 (EP. #835)
Flo: (about Missy) "....It's awful to wish bad luck to other people, and then when they have bad luck...oh, Mrs. Matthews, to think of her slipping and falling down the stairs, after all the terrible things I'd been hoping would happen to her..." (WE HAVE BEEN ON LIZ, AND FLO'S VOICE HAS GRADUALLY FADED, BLURRED, AS IT IS BLURRING IN LIZ'S EARS. AND IT FADES OUT COMPLETELY AS WE DISSOLVE INTO TAPED SECTION FROM #832).
Liz had a flashback of Missy falling down the stairs.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1967 (EP. #836) (Confirmed).
Last appearance of Marcella Martin as Flo Murray.
Flo was pardoned for Danny Fargo's murder [off-camera]. Sam mentioned to Lee that he kept current on Danny's murder case by reading newspaper articles. Sam was terribly affected by everything Missy had endured and concerned over Missy and her unborn child's condition. Madge told Charlie that her premonition of more awful things to come for Flo was actually about Missy.
Madge: "A year ago or so, Bill Matthews sat there in the Alley and talked to us, talked to us about how he couldn't find Missy, wondering where she was. I knew she was right across the street, stashed away in Danny Fargo's apartment. And I didn't tell him."
Charlie: "I know, but you had a problem, there, Madge. You had to protect Flo..."
Madge: (OVER) "I didn't tell him. That's all that matters. If I had told him, not one of these things would have happened. My sister would never have..." (HER VOICE BREAKS AS SHE SAYS THIS:) "never have committed a murder...and Missy wouldn't be in a hospital now..."
Charlie: "Please don't blame yourself, Madge."
Madge: "Blame or not blame, I know one thing, Charlie: I could have stopped all this. There's a girl, a wonderful beautiful girl, lying unconscious in a bed in a hospital, and a whole year ago I could have prevented it all. I could have said, "Bill, your girl is across the street."
Charlie: "Madge, look, I think things are going to be all right."
Madge: "Yes, things are going to be all right. Good old Charlie. That's what you always tell me when I get worried...."
SEPTEMBER 28, 1967 (EP. #842)
Madge advised Ada she demanded that Flo [off-camera] remained in Bay City until Missy is discharged from the hospital.
OCTOBER 2, 1967 (EP. #844)
Ada proudly told Madge that nothing is too expensive for Rachel and she'd be successful in Hollywood if given the chance. Rachel blew up at Ada for keeping Sam's prison record a secret, then cooled off and was introduced to Madge. Madge was appalled by Ada and Rachel's contretemps, but didn't have the heart to leave Ada alone. Madge adamantly disapproved of Rachel's errant behavior, but couldn't place judgement too harshly because of her fondness for Ada. Madge was sympathetic when Ada sunk in a chair and fought bursting into tears. Sam felt sheepish to learn that Madge is Flo's sister and they had spoken at the Alley. Sam packed his belongings to move in with Ernie. Ada reached her limit in tolerating Rachel's barbs at Sam and slapped her.
Rachel: "Oh. The jailbird."
Sam: "Yeah, Ada, she feels awful. But you didn't say about what she feels awful about."
Ada: "Rachel didn't mean that. Rachel, honey, listen...I know you and Sam must have had some words. Now, tell Sam you're sorry for the things you said."
Rachel: "Why should I?"
Ada: "Because...Rachel, Sam's your uncle! Sam's my brother!"
Rachel: "Some uncle! Some brother!"
Sam: "Yeah, she doesn't think much of me, Ada. I'm probably lousing her up with that Russ Matthews."
Rachel: "I'm not going to let you louse me up with him!"
Sam: "Well, don't worry, I won't be around here. You won't have to be embarrassed by me."
Ada: "Stop it, both of you! Now, listen, we're a family!"
Sam: "Are we, Ada? Are we a family?"
Ada: "Yes, we are! And I want us to stay together!"
Rachel: "If he doesn't go, I go."
Sam: "Hear that, Ada."
Ada: "Rachel, you can't mean that! Haven't you thought what Sam means to me? Sam's my brother."
Rachel: "Well, he's nothing to me but just a jailbird!"
Ada: "Rachel, you shouldn't talk like that."
Rachel: "I'll talk any way I want."
Ada: "No, you won't. Why, even Madge Murray was shocked the way you -- (talked to me!)"
Rachel: (OVER) "I don't care what you and your crummy friends think about me! Or you or Sam either!"
(SUDDENLY, LIKE A REFLEX, SHE SLAPS RACHEL'S FACE. THIS SHOCKS ADA AS MUCH AS RACHEL. RACHEL DRAWS BACK, ASTONISHED, AND ADA PUTS HER HAND OVER HER MOUTH AS IF TO TAKE IT ALL BACK. MEANWHILE SAM)
Sam: "Well, Hallelujah!"
Ada: " ....well, my Rachel's everything in the world to me, Madge. She's everything I've got...she's every hope and every dream I've ever had. All the things I wanted and never got. I don't care just as long as Rachel has it good. That's why I want her to go to Hollywood and be somebody. That's why I sent her to Charm School. Because Rachel's got to be somebody. She's just got to." (SHE LOOKS AT MADGE) "I guess you think I'm a fool like Sam does?"
Madge: "I guess you are. But I guess that's why I like you too."
NOTE: Ada mentions that Rachel won a beauty contest at the age of 15, attended Charm School, and took drama and diction lessons.
OCTOBER 3, 1967 (EP. #845) (Correction).
Last appearance of Ralph Oliver as Charlie Rushinberger
To Madge Murray, "Yeah, okay. You take care of yourself, Madge. You hear me?"
OCTOBER 6, 1967: Pre-empted.
APRIL 9, 1968: Pre-empted for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral.
SEPTEMBER 30, 1968 (EP. #1092)
Missy urged Walter to drop his animosity and jealousy towards Bill. Bill was quite impressed by Missy's skills as peacemaker after she persuaded him to bury the hatchet with Walter.
Bill: "How would you like to be Secretary of State?"
Missy: (guffaw at the notion) "With you as president?"
Bill: "Mm hmm"
Missy: (disagrees) "Mmm mmm. When you're president I want to be First Lady."
OCTOBER 1, 1968 (EP. #1093)
Bill accused Liz of acting like a martyr who was manipulated by Walter to get Missy convicted of Danny's murder. Liz tried to shift blame on Bill for taking advantage of Lenore's love by consenting to marriage.
Bill: "...be spared the blame because you were a sweet little lamb--innocent little lamb who wouldn't do a thing..."
Liz: (interrupting) "Stop it right now! Mary...Mary!"
Bill: "No! No mother you're not going to get away with this anymore. I know all your tricks now--And I'm not going to stand for it."
Liz: (unhinged) "What are you talking about?"
Bill: "Driving Lenore into this is the last straw and I'm not going to put up with it, do you understand?"
OCTOBER 2 - 3, 1968: Pre-empted due to World Series.
OCTOBER 4, 1968 (EP. #1094)
Pat was grateful to Missy, who didn't blame Bill and Pat for discussing her pregnancy over the phone, which had been crucial evidence for Walter in getting Missy convicted of Danny's murder. Pat and Missy left to take Ricky to the zoo just as Mary called to give news about Bill's car accident.
OCTOBER 7, 1968: Pre-empted due to World Series.
OCTOBER 8, 1968 (EP. #1095)
Rachel reproached Lahoma for not doing enough to improve her life and social standing. Alice wondered if anyone will ever truly accept Lee's decision not to marry Sam. Lahoma called into question Rachel's motives for marrying Russ. Rachel seethed when Lahoma denounced her as a social climber rather than a devoted wife who wants to have a family with Russ.
Lahoma: (about a baby) "....I know you just lost one and nobody feels sorrier for you about that than I do, but just tell me...when are you going to have another one?"
Rachel: "I don't really think that's any of your business."
Lahoma: "Well, what about Russ? Is it any of his business?"
Rachel: "I don't have to take this from you."
Lahoma: "Oh, you can just walk right out the door and go back to the man that you love."
Rachel: "I do love Russ!"
Lahoma: "Oh! Sure in his place, he's fine. His place is a big house and a big doctor practice and all the right friends, isn't it? And with all those things children just don't have...you don't have time for children, right?"
Rachel: "I'm warning you, Lahoma."
Lahoma: "No, don't warn me, Rachel---warn your husband. Tell him how you were very sorry when you found out you were pregnant. And tell him that you were never going to let it happen again."
OCTOBER 9, 1968 (EP. #1096)
Russ was glad to receive Rachel's warm, excited greeting upon coming home from work. Mary told Alice, Lahoma, and Pat that Bill is unconscious and in the hospital's emergency wing from getting into a car accident. Dru tried to ease Ada's worries about Rachel. Alice tried to be optimistic about Bill's condition, hoping he had merely suffered from a concussion. Rachel was unenthusiastic about spending a quiet evening at home with Russ. Pat broke the news to Missy that Bill got into a serious car accident and is in intensive care.
OCTOBER 10, 1968: Pre-empted due to World Series.
OCTOBER 11, 1968 (EP. #1097)
Missy fell into despair upon seeing Bill in critical condition at the hospital.
OCTOBER - DECEMBER 1968
Lee perpetuated the lie that she declined to marry Sam due to their different backgrounds. Sam faced difficulties in accepting Lee's rejection but began a romance with Lahoma. Lahoma felt conflicted over accepting Sam's marriage proposal since she knew Lee's true reason for jilting him. Ada turned against Lee for breaking Sam's heart while John, Lenore, and Peggy gave her support and friendship. Lee was plagued with dreams of a life with Sam, the future they might have had, and of children. Sam worried whether he could be a devoted husband to Lahoma while still loving Lee.
Bill slowly recovered from his injuries caused by the car accident. Liz blamed Walter causing her estrangement with Bill, grousing about Walter manipulating her into revealing Missy's pregnancy. She relished in taunting Walter and fueled his jealousy by making insinuations about Bill and Lenore still being in love. Lenore tried to assure Walter that she loved him and was over Bill. Fred warned Walter that his obsession and jealousy of Bill was hurting his marriage and political campaign.
Rachel felt contempt for Ernie, which affected her relationship with Ada. Rachel obstinately refused Dru and Russ's urgings to accept Ernie in Ada's life and bond with him. Ernie grew upset with Ada's focus on Sam and Lahoma's upcoming wedding. Rachel happily accepted Russ's invitation to the swank Top of The Tower. He didn't realize it was on the night of Ernie and Ada's housewarming party and was angry that Rachel accepted the invitation so she wouldn't have to attend.
Jim urged Russ to find an apartment for himself and Rachel in hopes it would change her attitude about domestic life and family. Rachel grew bored and disillusioned with her marriage to Russ, which led to much marital discord. They fought over her selfishness, immature behavior, and resistance in having a child. Rachel tried to pressure Russ into accepting a residency position at Massachusetts General Hospital. Russ arranged for Rachel to see Dr. Clater, who verified that she didn't have any health problems that would prevent her from carrying a child. Rachel balked at Russ's wishes to start a family and settling on merely being a modest doctor's wife.
Steve fell in love with Alice, who had difficulty in returning his affections. Rachel tried social climbing by offering to do volunteer work for Liz, arranged double dates with Steve and Alice, and came to parties and dinners unannounced. Rachel became attracted to Steve, especially the money and power that surrounded him. When Russ declined the lucrative residency job in Boston at Massachusetts General, Rachel decided that Russ was an inadequate husband. Her efforts to mold Russ into a prominent doctor failed and she berated him for not having ambitions to be like Steve.
Steve and Rachel started spending time together and they bonded over having similar backgrounds. Though Steve was in love with Alice, he understood Rachel's drive to improve her station in life. Steve and Alice found their relationship problems irreconcilable and broke up. Russ and Rachel's marital discord intensified and she was shunned for treating Russ badly. Steve and Rachel went on outings and luncheons, much to the dismay of Russ's family and friends. Jim and Mary tried to downplay the situation, but couldn't prevent Liz from adding Steve and Rachel to her list of gossiping subjects. Steve and Alice reconciled and Rachel begrudgingly put on airs to appease Russ.
NOVEMBER 28, 1968: Pre-empted.
NOVEMBER 29, 1968 (EP. #1131)
Wedding of Ernie and Ada.
Russ empathically demanded that Rachel attend Ernie and Ada's wedding. Mrs. Gilhooly described Ada in her wedding dress as a drop from a spring and a summer cloud to Sam and Lahoma. Russ told Jim that Rachel made the excuses that she had fallen ill from a miscarriage to justify never wanting to have a child. Ada cried with happiness and relief that Rachel came to her wedding. Jim made an eloquent toast to Ernie and Ada during their reception. Fred and Liz were a little embarrassed over being a few minutes late for the wedding festivities.
Jim: "Well, may I have your attention please...a little quiet, thank you. I would like to propose a toast to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Downs, may they have the long and very happy life they so richly deserve. To our friends, Ernie and Ada."
DECEMBER 2, 1968 (EP. #1132)
Everyone raved about the great time they had at Ernie and Ada's wedding reception. Rachel flatly disagreed with Ada's assessment that it was very fortunate for the two of them to have such wonderful husbands. Ernie and Ada decided to embark on a road trip around the country as their honeymoon. Russ tried to pressure a defiant Rachel into joining the wedding guests to throw rice at the newlyweds. Lahoma described the wedding as just a simple ceremony presided by a judge. Others thought it lovely due to the judge's beautiful robes and touching ways Ernie and Ada looked at each other while exchanging vows. Steve visited Bill in the hospital. Steve guessed that Alice would avoid him if he stayed at the hospital to tell Bill about the wedding. Lahoma imparted her doubts and insecurities to Alice concerning being the right woman for Sam. Alice waxed philosophically to Dru about life's complications.
DECEMBER 3, 1968 (EP. #1133)
Sam had reservations despite agreeing with Mrs. Gilhooly's assertion that Lahoma would be the perfect wife for him. Lahoma told Peggy about Ernie and Ada's wedding reception. Peggy was perplexed when Lahoma rushed out of John's office upon learning that Lee was coming for a visit. Liz caught Mary in a fib about Steve and Alice still seeing each other. Peggy reacted with dread when Sam returned to the office while Lee was in visiting with John. Lee retreated from John's office after having a tense and awkward encounter with Sam.
DECEMBER 24, 1968: Pre-empted for U.S. spacecraft Apollo 8 coverage.
DECEMBER 25, 1968 (EP. #1148)
Liz interrogated Rachel about attending a luncheon with Steve. Rachel played the "woe is me" routine and complained that everyone is against her to draw sympathy from Dru. Fred and Liz enjoyed a nightcap. Mary chastised Liz for spreading gossip. Russ and Rachel argued over her tardiness in attending Ernie and Ada's housewarming, having a baby, and finding themselves an apartment. Fred recognized Liz's "cat that swallowed the canary" attitude when he revealed his knowledge of Liz keeping Steve and Rachel's lunch date a secret.
DECEMBER 26, 1968 (EP. #1149)
Lee gave Ricky a present and claimed she was too tired to go to John and Pat's later in the day. Lee overheard Bill speculate that she was afraid of running into Sam there. Missy dragged out one of Bill's past Christmas presents in efforts to diffuse Bill's anger towards Liz gossiping about Lee. Sam tried to assure Lahoma of his devotion to her and wishes for them to marry. Everyone joined John and Pat at their house to celebrate Christmas and enjoyed holiday festivities. Peggy was apprehensive towards Lee going to Lahoma's apartment because they both knew Sam would be there.
JANUARY 1, 1969: Pre-empted for the Sugar Bowl.
JANUARY 6, 1969 (EP. #1155)
Lahoma, Sam, and Lee contemplated the significance of Sam and Lahoma getting married. Russ suggested Rachel go to Ada's and lend a hand to all of the wedding preparations. Ada pleaded with Rachel not to hide having lunch with Steve. Peggy complimented Lahoma on her wedding dress. Mrs. Gilhooly chided a nervous Sam for fussing over his tie and said the smartest thing he's ever done is marry Lahoma. Ernie, Rachel, and John were amused that Ada was more nervous than the groom. Lahoma debated on whether it was right to marry Sam while knowing the true reasons Lee spurned him.
Lahoma: (to herself) "This is my wedding day. This is the day I marry Sammy. Oh Sammy, are you awake? Are you saying this is the day I marry Lahoma? Do you feel what I feel? Oh, it couldn't be the same for you because I've loved you for so long. I've dreamed of being your wife and thought it could never happen. And now today, this day, this day we'll stand in front of a judge and promise to belong to each other forever."
Sam: (to himself) "Well this is it--this is the day. I'm getting married today. Today, I'm getting married to Lahoma. We'll live together man and wife for the rest of our lives. We'll have a home, children, we'll be happy. Oh, Lee, what happened? Why did you want me so much and then not want me at all? Forget it...forget it. Lahoma and I are getting married, I'm marrying Lahoma today. Goodbye, Lee. Goodbye...I can't ever come running back to you again."
Lee: (to herself) "Goodbye, Sam. Goodbye, my darling Sam. I can't even think of you anymore. Today is the day you marry Lahoma. It's right, I know it is. You'll be happy with Lahoma...she'll be a wonderful wife. She'll take care of you, she'll keep you healthy and strong, and she'll give you children. But what if this was the day of my wedding to Sam? What if I had made a different decision? But I didn't. Goodbye, Sam. Goodbye, my love."
JANUARY 7, 1969 (EP. #1156)
Wedding of Sam Lucas and Lahoma Vane.
Lee thought about Sam and Lahoma as the wedding ceremony began. She berated herself for thinking that Sam might call off the wedding, come to her, and say he can't marry anyone else but her. Sam and Lahoma exchanged vows. Ernie made a toast to the newlyweds.
Ernie: (toasting) "Well, guests and friends and all you good people. I'm just a newly married man myself to the most wonderful girl in the world and I already know what makes a good marriage. Well, I learned fast. You have to give it all you got. Well, then you give everything to the woman you're married and then she in turn gives everything back to you. Well, that's what makes a good marriage [....] A drink to Sam and Lahoma, God bless ya."
JANUARY 20, 1969: Pre-empted for Inauguration of President Richard Nixon.
JANUARY 22, 1969 (EP. #1166)
First appearance of Joseph Panazecki as Dr. David Thornton. Re-introduction of the character.
Steve was crushed over his troubles with Alice and visited Rachel, which led to them having a one-night stand.
FEBRUARY 17, 1969 (EP. #1184)
Jim went on an extended business trip for Steve. Dru made a toast during the going away party for Jim.
Dru: "Now then, Jim. To a swift and successful completion of the rounds Mr. Frame has appointed you for and may neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hijacked plane keep you from a safe and fast return."
NOTE: Last appearance of Shepperd Strudwick as Jim Matthews.
Exit Line: (in response to the toast) "Thank you, Dru. Thank you very much."
MARCH 5, 1969 (EP. #1196) (Correction)
First appearance of Lisa Cameron as Susan Matthews.
MAY 9, 1969 (EP. #1243)
Liz went into an angry tirade about Susan humiliating, disrespecting, and blaming her for everything wrong in her life. Bill accused Liz of expecting Susan to compromise her own life to acquiesce to her needs. Missy tried to calm Liz by reminding her that Susan is her daughter and that no one is against her. Susan offended Liz by speculating that she's going to South America under the pretense of helping Jim with the family business to avoid giving her support. Liz admonished Susan for thinking she was never shown love and called Susan a cruel and ungrateful girl.
MAY 14, 1969 (EP. #1246)
Appearance by Lawrence Keith as Lefty Burns.
Walter and Lenore frantically tried to stop Lee from rushing to her car. Lee encountered the ghost of Lefty Burns as she was driving, which caused her fatal car accident.
Lefty: "There's a nice car you got here, Lee..."
Lee: "Lefty you shouldn't be here."
Lefty: (SCOFFING) "Of course I have to be here--you know that! Where else have I got to go?"
Lee: "You're not here...."
Lefty: "Hey--Watch the road. You trying to kill me...?" (VOICE ECHOES) "...kill me? kill me?"
Lee: (OVER ECHOES) "You shouldn't be here. I don't want you here."
Lefty: "Oh, yes you do."
Lee: (FRANTICALLY) "No, I don't want you here. You shouldn't be here. You don't belong here! I want you to get out of here!"
(AS CAR SKIDS AND LEE STRUGGLES TO CONTROL DRIVING LEFTY LAUGHS)
Lefty: (TAUNTING) "You know killing somebody isn't easy, is it? Not easy at all, is it Lee? But dead people keep coming back don't they Lee?"
Lee: (HYSTERICALLY) "Why? Why do you keep coming back?"
Lefty: [LEE CRIES, "NO" THROUGHOUT) "So you can kill me again. I thought you knew that. Oh, of course you knew that. I'll keep coming back and you'll keep killing me--and that's the way it's going to be....to no end." [LAUGHS] [ECHOES THROUGHOUT AS LEE LOSES CONTROL OF HER VEHICLE] "Kill me...kill me...." [ECHOES CEASE; THE CAR CRASHES].
MAY 23, 1969 (EP. #1253)
Appearance by Lawrence Keith as Lefty Burns.
Russ was helpless to keep Lee cling to life, despite Sam's pleas. John, Sam, and Alice stood vigil over Lee, who envisioned Lefty during her final moments. Pat tried to muster courage so she could console a grieving John.
JUNE 9, 1969 (EP. #1264)
Liz returned from Venezuela and caught Fred and Susan kissing on her couch. She went on the warpath about them becoming romantically involved. Fred defended himself and Susan, telling Liz that she'll come to accept their relationship and they are very much in love. Fred wouldn't concede to Liz's demands that he leave so she and Susan could have it out. Liz roared at Fred and Susan to leave her house immediately, then barely missed hitting Fred with a bottle she flung at him.
JUNE 20, 1969 (EP. #1273)
Dru assured Fred that everyone wishes him and Susan happiness, but sensed that Fred was hiding other concerns. Dru dissuaded Fred from worrying about age differences and Liz accepting their marriage. Walter told John that he could only get Emily a suspended sentence or probation because Bryant's owner insists on pressing charges. John theorized that the owner is acting spiteful because Emily's mother, Anne is his rival. Walter considered John's request for leniency as misguided attempts to excuse Emily shoplifting from Bryant's. Emily's apologies were meaningless to Anne, who ranted that Emily compromised her business reputation. Anne wickedly told Emily to shape up or face a wrath worse than any sentence a court could hand down. Fred relented in driving Susan to Liz's once she's moved out of Bill and Missy's, but disliked Susan's decision to talk to Liz alone in hopes of reaching an understanding. Fred respected Susan's wishes for independence and seeking her own place before they marry. Liz made casual, disparaging comments on Fred being susceptible to attentions from young women and that Susan and Fred's romance is proof of her vindictive nature towards her. Susan was horrified when Liz recommended she see a psychiatrist and said she'd get an allowance while living with her. Susan vehemently stood up to Liz.
John: (about Emily) "Walter, this girl's mother hardly pays any attention to the child at all."
Walter: "The world is full of kids whose mothers pay hardly any attention to them. Maybe we should jail the mothers."
John: "Maybe you should."
Liz: "...You know I think that whole unhappy affair in Baltimore hurt your looks."
Susan: (SETTING DOWN HER DRINK IN SURPRISE AND SOME AMUSEMENT) "You do?"
Liz: "You don't have the kind of looks that hold up well under a strain, Susan...you never had."
Liz: "You're a very pretty girl....You've always been pretty...but I remember when you were a debutante...other girls could go without sleep for a week...but not you. You just fell apart."
Susan: "I don't remember falling apart."
Liz: "Well you did....It showed here." (TOUCHING HERSELF UNDER HER EYES) "And around the mouth...You look that way now."
Susan: "I do?"
Liz: "Because you have been under a strain. You admit..."
Susan: "Well, yes, I have...but I didn't know I was starting to look like Lady Dracula."
NOTE: Last appearance of Audra Lindley as Liz Matthews. Liz left to find Bill and Missy a house in California.
Exit Scene: Living room of Liz Matthews' house
Liz: (Exit Line) "Where do you think you're going?"
Susan: (STOPS) "Nowhere. Nowhere. Because there's no place to go. So, I'm staying, mother...but tomorrow I leave this house...and I'm going to marry Fred Douglas...and don't you interfere. I'm going to marry Fred Douglas."
NOTE: In crossed-out dialogue, Fred gave his age as 60 years old and Susan said she is 32.
JULY 22, 1969: Pre-empted for Apollo 11 coverage of Moon Takeoff.
JULY 25, 1969 (EP. #1295)
First appearance of Gary Sandy as Mike Thayer, Emily Mason's errant boyfriend.
Emily was a juvenile delinquent whom John and Pat took under their guidance. John petitioned for guardianship of Emily. However, John sent her to boarding school instead.
JULY 30, 1969: Pre-empted due to Moon landing.
SEPTEMBER 19, 1969 (EP. #1333)
Wedding of Fred Douglas and Susan Matthews.
Liz forced herself to be gracious to Fred and Susan and gifted them a check for $1,000.00. Susan told Liz that she and Fred are flying to Niagara Falls for a few days, but will honeymoon another time. Sam went into a rage over Lahoma's suggestion that they get divorced. Liz broke into tears once she realized she had lost Fred to her own daughter. Alice was haunted by Rachel's revelation over carrying Steve's child and returning her engagement ring to him.
(AFTER FRED AND SUSAN EXCHANGE VOWS) Fred: "Thank you, Judge, that's the most favorable decision you've ever handed me."
OCTOBER 13, 1969 (EP. #1348)
Last appearance of Gary Sandy as Mike Thayer.
OCTOBER 14, 15, and 16, 1969: Pre-empted due to World Series.
OCTOBER 20, 1969 (EP. #1350)
Last appearance of Irene Biendie as Emily Mason.
OCTOBER 24, 1969 (EP. #1354)
Jim revealed, with purposeful and measured speech, the circumstances that led to Alice breaking her engagement to Steve. Mary's emotions gradually intensified from shock, despair for Russ, and hatred towards Rachel. Jim advised a despondent Mary that they must keep the truth from Russ.
Mary: "You speak as though there's something you've been keeping from me."
Jim: "I have and I'm sorry, but I had to..."
Mary: "It's the engagement."
Mary: "Alice told you why she...."
Mary: "Oh, Jim, why did she feel that she didn't want to tell me?"
Jim: "I think she thought it would hurt you unnecessarily."
Mary: "Hurt me? But I'm her mother."
Jim: "Mary, please...."
Mary: "Did you think it would hurt me less to tell me now? I mean, all this time you've been keeping it from me---and you knew---and you let me wonder, and you let me worry, why?"
Jim: "Mary, please listen I had to---Alice made me promise not to tell you. I had to respect her promise. I couldn't treat her wishes lightly. She made me promise not to tell you."
Mary: "And that's why she's moving out of the house."
Jim: "Well, it isn't pretty."
Mary: "Go on, tell me."
Jim: "Well, you know how Alice changed so abruptly..."
Jim: "On that night at the engagement party--just before the party began..."
Mary: "It was then...I knew whatever it was that happened, it was then."
Jim: "Alice was told then, that Steve had fathered someone else's child."
Mary: "Oh, no!"
Mary: "But, couldn't it have been just gossip or...?"
Jim: "No, no dear, I'm afraid it's not gossip. But, the point is....whether it's Steve's child or not, I don't know, but there is a child or will be and Steve..."
Mary: "Could have been the father...."
Mary: "You say 'will be' then you mean this has happened since we knew Steve."
Mary: "Who's child? [BEAT] Who's child?"
Mary: "Who's child?"
Jim: "But Mary, I don't believe it's Steve's child."
Mary: "But it could have been."
Jim: "Stayed one night with Steve, yes."
Mary: [NEWS REGISTERS, EMOTIONS STIRRING UP, VOICE GROWING SHAKY] "Well....well....well...well..."
Jim: "Now please, please Mary don't do that. You're acting just like Alice did, now don't do that. No, don't...." [MARY SOBS] "Alright go ahead. Go ahead--cry, cry and let it out....let it out"
Mary: "And somebody told Alice...."
Jim: "Darling, Rachel told her."
Mary: "Oh, no. Oh, no. Russell...so proud that he's going to be a father...so concerned...so consumed by that wretch that he's gone chasing her off to Mt. Holly. I hate her! I hate her! Make a fool of that boy who has nothing but goodness and love for her in his heart."
Jim: "Mary, Mary, wait...listen, I know that's all true, but I---I don't believe the child is Steve's. It's Russ's baby, I'm sure."
Mary: "You're saying we can't tell Russ"
Jim: "That's what I'm saying, yes."
Mary: "We have to let him go on being deceived"
Jim: "Yes we have to let him go on."
Mary: "On making a fool out of himself, is that right?"
Jim: "What else can we do?"
Mary: "I don't know. I don't know."
Jim: "Poor baby, it's off to a great start and it's not even born yet."
Mary: "I'm glad Russ isn't here because I could never face him right now..."
Jim: "That's why I decided to tell you now, so we'll have time to get our masks adjusted for his return."
Mary: "Masks....We do have to, don't we?"
OCTOBER 30, 1969 (EP. #1358)
First appearance of Jim Secrest as Andy Cummings.
NOVEMBER 4, 1969 (EP. #1361)
The birth of Jamie Frame.
Mary decided she must tell Russ that Rachel is deceiving him. She called Russ and requested that he come over. Rachel went to the hospital in labor just in time to prevent Russ from seeing Mary. Russ informed Ernie and Ada that Rachel gave birth to a healthy, "premature baby" boy.
NOVEMBER 27, 1969: Pre-empted.
DECEMBER 26, 1969 (EP. #1398)
Whitfield Connor temporarily played the role of Fred Douglas.
JANUARY and MARCH 1970
Dorothy Stinnette temporarily played Liz in some AW and Somerset episodes. AW episodes consisted of Liz and Susan's interactions.
JANUARY 2, 1970 (EP. #1403)
Tony bragged to Susan that he'll be in good shape for a promotion by recruiting top notch, young graduates for his pharmaceutical firm.
JANUARY 9, 1970 (EP. #1408)
Last appearance of Tony Douglas.
Alice sadly told Tony about her broken engagement to Steve.
Tony: (Exit Line, to Alice, who expressed doubts over finding love again) "Sure you will. Sure you will."
JANUARY 15, 1970 (EP. #1412)
First appearance of Steve Harmon as Chris Tyler, a law student who dated and proposed marriage to Alice.
FEBRUARY 5, 1970 (EP. #1427)
First appearance of Humbert A. Astredo as Joe Bruno, an interior decorator who dated Susan while she was estranged from Fred Douglas.
Note: The character also appeared on Somerset on a recurring basis.
FEBRUARY 13, 1970 (EP. #1433)
Last appearance of Jeff David as Ron Styles. Sam and Lahoma agreed to reconcile.
MARCH 30, 1970 (EP. #1464)
Missy and Lahoma drove to Somerset in a station wagon. Lahoma had doubts she'd fit in.
MAY 19, 1970 (EP. #1500)
First appearance of Leonie Norton as Cindy Clark.
Background information for Cindy Clark:
Cindy's age is revealed to be 22. Ted and Cindy's father had been sent to prison for stealing drugs to help manage Ted's illness. Their father died in prison in 1965.
NOVEMBER 11, 1970 (EP. #1622)
Lenore went to see Wayne to discuss Walter's stress symptoms. She was appalled when Wayne attempted to kiss her, then shocked when Wayne suggested that they make the rumors of an affair between them true. Belle stood at the next-door neighbor's doorway as she strained to overhear Wayne and Lenore's argument. Lenore lunged away from Wayne's grip, hastily grabbed her purse, and left. Wayne grinned with self-satisfaction to discover that Lenore had left her scarf on his couch.
NOVEMBER 12, 1970 (EP. #1623)
Steve was given details on how Wayne had conned Robert three years ago. Liz thought it fortunate that Mary arrived and enjoyed a long visit with her. Steve demanded to have Wayne come to his office immediately. Liz gave Dan vague answers to his questions about her agitated behavior. Dan prescribed a sedative to a frazzled Liz to help her sleep. Inspector Roger Keefe reported to Steve that Wayne's warehouse in Montrose was empty.
NOVEMBER 13, 1970 (EP. #1624)
Wayne arrived at Steve's office ebullient until he noticed the tension in Steve's face. Liz told Dan that she felt interrogated by him. Helen was stunned as Lenore recounted her encounter with Wayne. Dan had some slight doubts towards Liz's claims that she's in good shape now and indifferent towards Wayne. Liz said she might go on a long trip and appreciated Dan's concern but insisted she doesn't need help. Liz called to check on Wayne's whereabouts. Wayne told Steve that Robert invested in an invention he learned about, but the deal fell through. Wayne maintained he is the head of several prosperous enterprises, his assets haven't changed, and the warehouse in Montrose was emptied because it was a fire hazard. Steve called Wayne a liar and moved towards Wayne in a threatening manner.
Steve: "Shut up! No more lies! No more excuses! You've been pulling a con game on me, Addison..."
Wayne: "Steve, listen to me!"
Steve: "Oh, I have listened. I gave you your chance to explain." (TAPE FOR REPLAY) "You've been trying to take me, Addison...and nobody does that to me. You hear me? Nobody does that to me!
NOVEMBER 16, 1970 (EP. #1625)
Rachel and an executive overheard Steve and Wayne's argument while in the office lobby. They were alarmed to hear Steve proclaim that no one gets away with conning him and vowed to retaliate against Wayne. Wayne made excuses that Steve's businesses hadn't suffered because the merger wasn't taking place. He infuriated Steve by smugly taunting him for putting on a show of indignation, then warned that he could be charged with assault and battery. Wayne was caught off guard and genuinely scared when Steve grabbed him forcefully. The executive separated Steve and Wayne, who made a hasty retreat as Steve angrily told Rachel about his deception. Rachel failed to calm Steve and was distressed over his cryptic statements about handling Wayne. Rachel nagged Steve about his party plans for her as it would cure her loneliness towards being without friends. Steve made a plane reservation for Chicago. Wayne frantically promised to pay his "cousin" back the loan to settle his contract with Steve.
Wayne: "That hurt your pride?"
Steve: "More than that...a lot more...."
Wayne: "You just can't stand the idea that Steven Frame is a poor sucker...just like everybody else. But calm down.......you haven't lost any money...."
Steve: (SHOUTING) "I'm not talking about money!"
Wayne: "I guess you're not, at that. "What you lost is that sublime faith that you're smarter than anybody else...It's turned out you're not and that burns you up."
Steve: "You burn me up...right..."
Wayne: "I am but the humble instrument that fate has chosen to demonstrate to you that you are not infallible...that's all."
Note: This last line was quoted in the 35th Anniversary Book [page 16], but surprisingly is among Wayne's lines to be crossed out in the script.
PRODUCTION NOTE FOR ACT II: (continuation of Steve and Wayne confrontation) "Wayne play (sotto voice) so that Rachel and man [executive] can't hear him, only Steve."
NOVEMBER 17, 1970 (EP. #1626)
Luella believed Liz was having trouble in coping with Wayne's rejection and invited her shopping. Liz tried to salvage some pride by telling Luella that it had been against her better judgement to keep the engagement and was delighted that Wayne is out of her life. Liz found Luella to be blind and naive for not recognizing that Wayne and Lenore were having an affair and trusting Lenore's devotion to Walter. Luella was mystified as Liz maligned Lenore, insinuating that Wayne fathered Lenore's child. Bernice informed Wayne that Steve told her about their scam, but covered their tracks by telling Steve that she quit working for Wayne because she suspected that he was making shady business deals. Bernice threatened Wayne, who wouldn't call off having Steve killed so he could milk Frame Enterprises with Walter at the helm.
Wayne: "This whole business with Robert Delaney. If Steve hadn't called him in to do the plans for that house he's building for his girl, the merger would have gone through, and right now we'd be in clover."
Bernice: "You really think that?"
Wayne: "Of course. It was one of the best cons I've ever dreamed up--big, but good. And it should have come off. We had everything going for us--Walter in my pocket and you working for Steve..."
Liz: "...As a matter of fact, there were several times when I was tempted to break off with him -- but people -- Susan especially kept on telling me to be patient, to give him the benefit of the doubt. Well, now you can see who was right about him."
Luella: "Right in what way?"
Liz: "Why, in the kind of person he is. He may have a certain superficial charm, but he's shallow, unstable, and completely untrustworthy. In fact, he's quite a terrible person and I'm very glad to be rid of him."
NOVEMBER 18, 1970 (EP. #1627)
Frank looked forward to his date with Peggy. John theorized to Peggy that Walter was bothered by Sam's veiled warnings about Wayne and would be devastated that anyone could cheat Steve. Mary stewed over the repercussions of Liz being jilted. Jim suspected that Liz blames Lenore out of jealousy because she's young, attractive, and happily married, but didn't deny that Liz can be cruel. Mary genuinely pitied Liz despite their quarrels and convinced Jim to visit her. Bernice advised Quincy that Sam got Robert to reveal that he was swindled by Wayne. Quincy realized that he was in too deep but encouraged Bernice to make things square with Steve. He decided to pressure Wayne into calling off having Steve killed, but astonished when Bernice swore she'd handle it if Quincy was unsuccessful.
Jim: (about Liz) "...I'm well aware of her faults, but I can't see her actually doing anything that we should be concerned about."
Mary: "You can't? Then you've got a pretty short memory. Have you forgotten how awful....No, not just awful, but downright vicious she was to Missy--driving her out of town the night before she was going to be married to Bill?"
Jim: "No, I haven't forgotten about that. And that was pretty bad. But Bill was her son, and that makes a difference. She just couldn't stand the idea of his getting married."
Missy: "And what about what she did after that--going to the District Attorney when Missy was accused of murder and giving him information about her...."
Jim: "Mary, that was a long time ago. Liz has changed since then."
Mary: "Has she? I don't think she has. And I don't think she ever will change. We all know she's self-centered and insensitive, but I think she's a lot more than that. She's always convinced she's right and she'll say or do anything to get what she wants, or to get back at anyone who's hurt her or who she even thinks has hurt her."
Jim: "Well, yes. I suppose that's true. She can be pretty cruel when she's injured."
NOTE: Quincy mentions that Bernice almost killed Wayne while they were married because he had spent her entire savings.
NOVEMBER 19, 1970 (EP. #1628)
Wayne paced in his apartment in anticipation of a call from the hitmen. Quincy taunted Wayne for risking the Delaneys telling Steve that Wayne had bilked them. He called Wayne delusional in thinking that the merger was guaranteed and for ordering Steve to be killed. Wayne insisted that Walter would be the sole executor of Frame Enterprises and they could milk the company once Steve is dead. He was distressed by Quincy's demands to give the minimum sum he was promised so he could skip town. The two hitmen spied on Steve and Rachel, who argued over throwing her a party as Steve tried to hail a cab to the airport. Steve avoided Rachel's questions about his confrontation with Wayne. A hitman pushed Steve in front of a speeding car driven by the other hitman. Rachel pulled Steve out of the car's path in the nick of time.
Wayne: (OPENING THE DOOR TO A GRIM QUINCY) "Come in."
Quincy: (DOING SO) "You bet I'll come in. (FACES WAYNE) So, the world's champion con artist. 'Sure Thing Addison,' huh?"
Quincy: "You should have pushed the merger faster."
Wayne: "Quincy Stoner is giving me lessons on how to pull a con."
Quincy: "Quincy Stoner has been promised money for a whole year."
Wayne: "You'll get your money."
Quincy: "Fine. I'll take it now."
Wayne: "I haven't got it now, and you know it."
Quincy: "You haven't got any, but I'm going to get some, huh? You're going to give it to me, huh? In the future. 'There'll be Pie in the Sky by and by.'"
PRODUCTION NOTES: For Pre-Taping:
Prologue: Wayne in his apartment. Features Wayne. Dissolve: Exterior of Frame Enterprises building. Features two hitmen.
ACT IV: Wayne's Apartment. Features Wayne and Quincy Stoner. Exterior of Frame Enterprises building. Features Steve, Rachel, and hitmen.
(ACTS I, II, and III to be done later)
NOVEMBER 20, 1970 (EP. #1629)
Wayne was enraged when the hitmen called to say that they failed to kill Steve with his car. He demanded that they try again before Steve reaches the airport. Lenore arranged to retrieve her scarf from Wayne's apartment, afraid Walter would feel betrayed if he found it there. Wayne claimed that he had business to handle and couldn't wait for Lenore any longer than half an hour. He was full of surprise and consternation when Liz unexpectedly arrived outside of his door.
NOVEMBER 23, 1970 (EP. #1630)
Belle stepped out of the Jorgenson apartment and witnessed Wayne closing the door, but only spotted Liz's back. Steve quickly suspected Wayne's hand in the botched hit-and-runs. Wayne cruelly informed Liz that their engagement had been a ruse and wouldn't confirm Liz's suspicions that Lenore had come between them. Wayne handed over the statuette Liz had bought him as a wedding present. While Wayne's back was turned, Liz grabbed the statuette and slowly advanced towards him.
Wayne: (to Liz) "I'm sick to death of listening to your yammering about Lenore Curtin."
Liz: "You're cruel."
Wayne: "Okay, I'm cruel. Now, I've got to ask you to leave."
Liz: "Wayne, we were so happy, and you ruined it."
Wayne: "I wasn't happy."
Liz: "You were. You were. I couldn't have been wrong about that."
Wayne: "You never think you can be wrong about anything. That's one of your outstanding characteristics."
Liz: "You loved me. You wanted me."
Wayne: "I never loved you and I never wanted you."
Liz: "You begged me to marry you...you begged me."
Wayne: "Get off it, Liz. We had some good times and now they're over, so let's forget it."
Liz: "But you meant it...you wanted to marry me! Otherwise why would you have..."
Wayne: "Why do you think? For your money. Because let's face it...that's the one thing you had lots of. Money makes anybody at least look attractive."
Liz: "Wayne...Wayne...you can't mean that."
Wayne: "Oh, but I do mean it."
Liz: "But...we made plans...I bought my wedding dress...I bought my trousseau...we talked about our honeymoon, where we'd go...I even gave you this sculpture as a wedding present..."
Liz: "So, you let me give it to you..."
Wayne: "How could I refuse?"
Liz: "You said you loved it..."
Wayne: "Nevermind what I said. Look Liz, you want it back, take it."
Liz: "I wouldn't take it back for anything in the world."
PRODUCTION NOTE: TAPE THE FOLLOWING FOR RE-PLAY
Wayne: "That's up to you..take it or leave it. Now, I warned you to go. There's too much going on right now to waste any more time on this nonsense."
Liz: "You're cruel...cruel...cruel..."
Wayne: "Okay, so I'm cruel. Goodbye, Liz."
Liz: "Nothing...between us...ever meant anything to you?"
Wayne: "That's right."
Liz: "It is Lenore. I know it's Lenore that came between us. Isn't it? Isn't it?"
Wayne: "You're a broken record, baby."
Liz (TURNS...WANDERS..SHE'S DAZED..BUT SEES LENORE'S SCARF. PICKS IT UP) "This...this scarf...It's Lenore's isn't it?"
Wayne: "That's right, Lenore left it here. Now, if you want to make something of that go ahead. But I'm sick of all your talk about Lenore. I've got work to do. Get out of my life."
(SHE RUSHES AT HIM HANDS RAISED AS IF TO STRIKE HIM. HE LAUGHS AT HER AND TURNS AWAY. HE GOES TO THE PHONE, HIS BACK TO HER. WAYNE IS DIALING...LIZ LOOKS AT THE STATUETTE. LOOKS AT WAYNE, TAKES ONE STEP TOWARDS HIM. HER FACE IS FULL OF ANGER AND DESPERATION-SHE MAKES HER DECISION. HER HAND MOVES SLOWLY TOWARDS THE STATUETTE. HER FACE SHOWS FEAR, COLD RESOLVE, AND CAPABLE OF MURDER. WE SEE HER HAND TIGHTEN SLOWLY AROUND THE STATUETTE.
NOTE: This scene ended with a close up of Liz's hand raised while clutching the statuette and ended with a Fade Out. Lenore was the first to find Wayne's dead body in his apartment. For months, viewers were led to believe Liz had committed the murder. The following is the rest of this scene, which aired in February 1971 during Lenore's trial.
(LIZ HAS THE STATUETTE IN HER HAND AND IS ADVANCING TOWARD WAYNE)
Wayne: "Hey...what are you doing?"
Liz: "You...you...I hate you."
Wayne: (PUTS DOWN PHONE, GOES TO HER AND VERY ROUGHLY HANDLES HER AS HE TAKES THE STATUETTE AWAY) "What did you think you were going to do with that?"
Liz: (HORRIFIED WITH HERSELF) "To think you would bring me to this. Look at what you've done to me!"
(AND SHE BURIES HER FACE IN HER HANDS, PERHAPS, AND SOBS. WAYNE WASTES NO TIME...TAKES HER BY THE SHOULDERS AND RUSHES HER TO THE DOOR. OPENS IT, PUTS HER OUT, AND SHUTS THE DOOR. BUT WE STAY WITH LIZ ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR, LEANING BACK AGAINST IT AND SOBBING. FADE OUT).
(NOTES: WHEN PLAYED, THIS WILL BE A RECALL FOR LIZ)
NOVEMBER 24, 1970 (EP. #1631)
Liz stepped out of Wayne's apartment and leaned against the door, agitated and breathing heavily. She regained her composure, straightened her clothes, and ran into Luella at the elevator. Lenore confided in Pat about her unpleasant encounter with Wayne at his apartment. Pat grimly told Lenore it was likely that Liz spread rumors about her and Wayne having an affair. Lenore wouldn't let Pat reschedule her appointment with Dan to accompany her to retrieve her scarf. Liz covered her tracks by telling Luella that she had seen a travel agent and returned a book to a woman in the apartments to explain being there. Luella harped on Liz needing time to recover from the broken engagement and gossiping about the paternity of Lenore's baby. Liz gave in to Luella, who insisted they run an errand and have tea so Liz wouldn't be alone.
(START TAPE FOR REPLAY)
Pat: "Lenore, Wayne Addison tried to...make love to you?"
Pat: "Oh...I can certainly see why you don't want to go back to his apartment alone."
Lenore: "That's right -- but the scarf is there, and I've got to get it...Pat, please come with me."
Pat: "Oh, Lenore...I have an appointment with Dan Shearer in his office. (THEN) "Oh, never mind. I'll call him and break it."
Lenore: "No, I won't let you do that. I'll just have to go to Wayne's alone." (END TAPING FOR REPLAY)
NOTE: The scene of Wayne's murder was taped but did not air until February 1971 during Lenore's murder trial.
NOVEMBER 25, 1970 (EP. #1632)
Lenore arrived at Wayne's apartment tense and hesitant. She found it odd that the door was slightly ajar and stepped inside, calling for him. Lenore absentmindedly picked up the statuette on the floor and placed it on the table. She discovered Wayne's dead body and fled, only to literally bump into Belle who was carrying groceries. Belle picked up a grapefruit that rolled near Wayne's door, saw his body, and loudly pegged Lenore as a murderer.
NOVEMBER 26, 1970: Pre-empted.
NOVEMBER 27, 1970 (EP. #1633)
Chief Slocum had a medical examiner, photographer, and finger printer collect evidence and ordered an autopsy on Wayne. Belle interjected with incriminating statements while Slocum questioned Lenore. Lenore realized things looked bad for her because the police couldn't find her scarf. Dru grew distressed as Liz laughed hysterically over almost marrying a mere con artist, then cried for being a fool. Walter was dumfounded as Steve described nearly getting hit by a car on his way to the airport and getting there, which caused him to miss his plane. Steve laid out how Wayne had tricked them to Walter, who was taken aback by his cryptic remark that Wayne won't pose problems anymore. Walter received a call from Helen and learned that Lenore's being questioned by the police.
NOTE: Last appearance of Robert Milli as Wayne Addison.
Dru: "...I know that this is a shock to you. But I thought--once you got over it--that it might be some comfort to you, too."
Dru: "Yes. To realize what you'd escaped, and to find out you weren't the only one who had been fooled by him. To discover that he was clever enough to deceive two hard-headed businessmen like Robert Delaney and Steve, as you know, Walter's been working closely with him." (AS LIZ BEGINS LAUGHING AND CRYING WITH MOUNTING HYSTERIA) "Liz, what is it? Why are you laughing?"
Liz: "You don't think it's funny?"
Dru: "No, I'm afraid I don't."
Liz: "Well, I do. This is the man I was going to marry, would have married if he'd have had me. Wayne, so attractive, sophisticated, intelligent and successful...and he turns out to be a cheap confidence man! I think it's the funniest thing I've ever heard in my life."
Dru: "Now, Liz, please. You've got to get hold of yourself."
Liz: (STOPS CRYING) "Get hold of myself? What's there to get hold of? What is there that's left. Oh, Dru, what a fool I've been! What a ridiculous, pathetic fool!" (TAKE DRU AS HE TRIES TO COMFORT HER, DISTRESSED BY HER REACTION)
NOVEMBER 30, 1970 (EP. #1634)
Helen told Walter that Wayne is dead, Lenore is being questioned, and begged for his return. Walter filled Steve in and packed some belongings to catch the next flight home. Steve clarified his statement that he meant Wayne isn't a problem now that they know the truth. Walter and Steve mused that Wayne had been clever and shrewd in fooling them and that Lenore is caught in the middle of it. Helen didn't pressure Lenore into talking about her ordeals over Wayne and police questioning. Lenore was on the verge of breaking down as she recounted her desperation in retrieving the scarf, finding Wayne's body, and being suspected of murder. Helen urged Lenore to be mindful of Walter's love and faith in her and tell him everything. Helen cancelled attending a party to stay with Lenore, who embraced Walter tightly upon his arrival home.
DECEMBER 1, 1970 (EP. #1635)
Lenore walked Walter through everything that happened at Wayne's apartment and about being grilled by the police. Walter promised Lenore that the police will soon share his belief in her innocence. Lenore felt stupid for picking up the statuette, but John reminded her and Walter that the statuette hasn't been established as the murder weapon and that the police suspect everyone that knew Wayne. John and Pat advised Walter and Lenore they think that the culprit was an associate of Wayne's or a victim of one of his scams. Pat felt it would benefit Lenore by telling the police that she had asked her to come along to Wayne's only to get the scarf. Lenore fretted that a prolonged murder case could adversely affect her pregnancy due to stress and anxiety.
NOTE: Crossed-out stage direction. Probably filmed and aired later due to its significance.
Walter: (GOES TO SAFE. OPENS THE SAFE, PUTS THE BROOCH IN A STRONG BOX...THEN, GLANCING TO SEE THAT LENORE IS NOT WATCHING, GETS A LARGE ENVELOPE FROM HIS BRIEF CASE AND PUTS THAT INTO THE SAFE. CLOSES IT)
DECEMBER 2, 1970 (EP. #1636)
Lt. Aaronson questioned Liz. Susan was bewildered over Liz lying to Lt. Aaronson that the broken engagement had been a mutual decision by her and Wayne. Liz tersely told Susan that, while she has nothing to hide from the police or anyone else, her personal matters are none of their business. She drifted off into deep thought, recalling her last, horrible encounter with Wayne.
Based on the scripts, it appears events from November 12 - December 2, 1970 (EPs. #1623-1636) took place in one day.
DECEMBER 4, 1970 (EP. #1638)
Lt. Aaronson questioned Steve and Rachel. Rachel boasted she had done Lenore a favor by telling Lt. Aaronson that Lenore loathed Wayne and thought it ridiculous that she would've had an affair with him. Ernie informed Rachel that Lenore is the prime suspect in Wayne's murder because Belle overheard her fight with Wayne and was caught where his body was found. Rachel realized she had unwittingly given the police a motive for Lenore to kill Wayne.
DECEMBER 9, 1970 (EP. #1641)
First appearance of District Attorney Tom Albini, who was the prosecutor during Lenore's trial.
Tom started building a case against Lenore to prosecute her for Wayne's murder.
NOTE: Cast sheet indicates that Tom Albini's original last name was intended to be McBride.
DECEMBER 11, 1970 (EP. #1643)
Lt. Aaronson came to the Curtin residence to arrest Lenore for Wayne's murder. She became hysterical and ran into Walter's arms. Aaronson respectfully let them have a moment alone and went outside. Walter said some comforting words before escorting Lenore to be arrested.
Lenore: "They're taking me away from this house...our house...and I'll never see it again...they're taking me to jail...they think I killed a man."
Walter: (VERY FIRMLY) "Lenore!...It's true you've been arrested. That's a fact and we'll face it. You have not been tried...you have not been convicted. None of those has happened and they are not going to happen. Do you understand? Come, let's get your coat."
(HE LEADS HER TO THE FRONT DOOR AND OPENS IT; THEY GO OUT TOGETHER. FADE OUT)
DECEMBER 14, 1970 (EP. #1644)
Lenore was arrested and brought to the police station to be officially booked for Wayne's murder.
JANUARY 19, 1971 (EP. #1670)
First appearance of Frances Sternhagen as Jane Overstreet, friend of Caroline Johnson.
Walter killed Wayne in a fit of rage with the statuette Liz gave him as a wedding present.
NOTE: This scene was taped in November 1970. It aired as a flashback during Lenore's trial.
Wayne: "You'll do anything to provide that beautiful wife of yours with everything she wants."
Walter: "You leave Lenore out of this."
Wayne: "Why? Everything you've done for her, right? And the funny part of it is it hadn't worked so far."
Walter: "What are you saying?"
Wayne: "Well, for example... Lenore came here today. We had a wonderful time together."
Walter: "You dirty liar."
Wayne: "Liar? [THEN TURNS, FINDS LENORE'S SCARF, AND SHOWS IT TO WALTER] Recognize the scarf, Walter? What do you suppose it's doing here, Walter? Here, Walter, take the scarf. I'm through with it... and with her now."
Walter: "[STARES FOR A LONG MOMENT AS WAYNE LAUGHS AT HIM. THEN HE GRABS THE STATUETTE AND LEAPS FOR WAYNE. WAYNE DROPS THE SCARF] Liar! Liar! Liar! [AND WE HEAR THE SCUFFLE AND THE BLOWS AS]"
Wayne: "No! Walter! Please! [THEN A STRANGLED SOUND AND A BODY FALL. PAN FROM THE SCARF TO WAYNE, DEAD ON THE FLOOR, A TRICKLE OF BLOOD VISIBLE... THEN PAN TO WALTER... AFTER A MOMENT HE LOOKS AT THE STATUETTE... PICKS UP THE SCARF, WIPES OFF THE STATUETTE WITH IT, OPENS HIS BAG, PUTS THE SCARF IN IT, TURNS AND LEAVES]"
FEBRUARY - MARCH 1971
Rachel was called as a witness in Lenore's defense to reveal that Steve had a motive to kill Wayne, but defended Steve and hurt Lenore's case under cross-examination. Walter established a solid alibi by claiming he had flown back to Bay City at the time of the Wayne's murder. Lenore was aquitted due to lack of evidence. Luella placed Liz at the scene of the crime, but was not put on trial because Liz's attorney contended that reasonable doubt could easily be proven. Walter kept Lenore's scarf hidden in a safe. He was consumed by self-loathing for forcing Lenore to be tried for Wayne's murder. Walter drank heavily and cried as he held Lenore's scarf as he recalled confronting Wayne and killing him in a jealous rage. Lenore put an end to her budding friendship with Rachel, feeling betrayed by Rachel's testimony during the trial.
MARCH 1, 1971 (EP. #1698)
The show returned to the title of Another World instead of Another World: Bay City.
Ernie Downs and Ada appeared on Somerset. They visited Sam Lucas on their way to Arizona.
NOTE: Based on Mark Faulkner's synopses.
Ada appeared on Somerset. She visited Sam Lucas prior to returning to Bay City.
NOTE: Based on Mark Faulkner's synopses.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1971 (EP. #1842)
Pat was livid to find a scrapbook Caroline had been making that contained articles of Lee and Tom Baxter's deaths, and Pat's murder trial. Caroline tearfully packed her things and left the Randolph's after she was fired by Pat.
SEPTEMBER 27, 1971 (EP. #1848)
Mary was saddened to hear Pat compare herself to Caroline with blaming themselves for killing someone. Pat explained that she discusses Tom's death to help reconcile with memories of the past. Mary urged Pat to concentrate on raising the twins and the future.
Mary: "But, darling, you can't blame yourself for Lee's death. She was profoundly unhappy...so unhappy no one could have helped her...But Pat...I haven't heard you mention...the other thing for years. Why in the world drag that up? It's so pointless. It's over with. It happened. It's past."
Pat: "The fact remains I did kill a man, mother."
Mary: "But, darling, you've paid for that in suffering many times over. Why bring it up again?"
Pat: "It comes up, mother. By itself. Like some ugly poison plant. And when it comes up, I have to talk about it to someone, or I'd go...I'd be as deranged as Caroline. So, John and I talk about it from time to time. It's better." [....] "We should concentrate on the present...I know. I know that."
Mary: (REGARDING THE TWINS. PERHAPS PICKING ONE OF THEM UP) "Your children are right here with with us. They're the present. And they're so much more important than anything that happened in the past. We mustn't forget that." (SHE KISSES THE TWINS. FADE OUT).
OCTOBER 4, 1971: Pre-empted for American League Playoffs.
OCTOBER 5-6, 1971: Pre-empted for National League Playoffs.
OCTOBER 11, 12, and 14, 1971: Pre-empted due to World Series.
OCTOBER 21, 1971 (EP. #1859)
Ted confessed to Cindy that he had stolen drugs from the clinic to pay loan sharks in St. Louis, who had threatened Cindy's life if he couldn't pay his debt. He had panicked and grabbed an iron bar upon hearing Russ in the lab, but accidentally dropped it while escaping, causing Russ to fall. Cindy admonished Ted for nearly killing Russ and making her feel unworthy to marry him. Ted pleaded that the loan sharks had threatened Jamie's life when he wouldn't steal drugs and make the Fireside Inn a drop off spot. Cindy tearfully rejected Ted, who decided to turn himself into the police.
Cindy: (about Russ) "...But whether you hit him or not, you nearly killed him. Oh, what am I gonna do? You've ruined everything."
Ted: "What do you mean?"
Cindy: "I love Russ. I've never loved anyone so much in my life. We were going to get married, we've even set the date. And now---"
Ted: "Cindy, listen to me. Whatever I've done, whatever I am, that doesn't mean you can't marry Russ."
Cindy: "Of course I can't. The reason I couldn't set a date for our wedding was because of Dad...dying in jail...and now I've got two criminals in the family---"
Cindy: "No, you stay away from Russ. And stay away from me, too. I never want to see you again."
Ted: "Cindy, don't say that---"
Cindy: "You've taken everything away from me. The brother I've always loved, and the man I wanted to marry. I'll never forgive you for that, Ted!" (SHE BURSTS INTO TEARS AND RUSHES INTO HER ROOM. TAKE TED, STRICKEN)
OCTOBER 25, 1971 (EP. #1861)
First known mention of the Perrini family. Made by Ada.
First appearance of John Carpenter as Inspector Earl Woods.
Ted became nervous over Earl investigating the break-in at Russ Matthews' clinic and drug theft.
Earl would grow fond of Ted and worked to help rehabilitate him. Ada and Earl became attracted to each other but never became romantically involved.
NOVEMBER 1, 1971 (EP. #1870)
Ted Clark was shot by Casey, a drug dealer and loan shark that Ted had implicated.
NOVEMBER 24, 1971 (EP. #1887)
Ted was arraigned for breaking into Russ's clinic and stealing drugs. The D.A. ordered a tough sentence for Ted to make him an example while Earl hoped that the judge would be lenient on him due to his cooperation in getting Casey jailed.
NOVEMBER 25, 1971: Pre-empted.
DECEMBER 24, 1971 (EP. #1904)
Mary and Pat fussed over the twins before putting them in a crib Mary had set up for them. Jim told John that he's surprising Mary with a new car while they sipped eggnog. John lamented that he must find a replacement at the firm for Walter, who is returning to prosecution and admitted he's made work a priority over family. Jim gave a toast to Steve and Alice for the grandchild they are due to have next year. Steve and Alice joked about "breaking tradition" by choosing the name Christopher and not Steve or James Jr. should Alice have a boy to avoid confusion. Russ and Paula attended the family gathering as friends. The awkward reaction to mentioning Cindy was eased when Paula said she's fond of Cindy and admires her unwavering courage and spirit. Paula told Jim and Mary that she and her sister were sent to boarding schools and spent holidays with school friends because they didn't figure into their parents' social lives. As the cast sang, "Silent Night," Steve recalled learning Christmas songs after leaving home as he never had reason to sing them during his childhood. Alice promised that all the Christmases they'll have together will help him love the holidays. Steve respected Alice's wish to postpone giving Jamie his present since she didn't want to see Rachel. Mary put the past aside and welcomed Steve to the family.
Jim: "You know, I don't know how you manage it on these big occasions so easily, no matter how many people we have. I never understood it."
Mary: "Darling, after years..I've had about thirty years' experience it's second nature..."
Jim: "Well, maybe second nature to you, but I was here for all those thirty years too."
Mary: "Not in the kitchen you weren't."
Jim: "Oh yes, I was one year. Don't you remember, one year when I decided that I was going to make the Christmas dinner?"
Mary: "Right. Right, that was the year that I had the flu and you didn't do it all badly as a matter of fact."
Jim: "Oh, never again. I don't know how you manage it."
Mary: "Because I love...I love doing it. I think Christmas Eve is my favorite occasion."
Jim: "So do I. It's when we get the chance to have everybody here together."
Mary: "I think now that the children have grown...I think it's right that they should spend Christmas Day with their families, but as long as we can have them here on Christmas Eve, I'm happy. That sound too sentimental?"
Jim: "No, not at all, unless I'm too sentimental too."
Mary: "Merry Christmas, Jim."
Jim: "Merry Christmas, darling."
JANUARY 12, 1972 (EP. 1916)
Last appearance of John Carpenter as Inspector Earl Wood.
JANUARY 26, 1972 (EP. #1926)
Location Sequence: Walter and two police officers.
FEBRUARY 15, 1972 (EP. #1940)
First appearance of James Preston as Raymond Scott.
Ray befriended Ted while in prison for armed robbery. Ray then worked at the Fireside Inn and dated Peggy Harris Nolan.
FEBRUARY 18, 1972 (EP. #1943)
Last two pages of Lenore retrieving the envelope with the scarf as Wally started crying once thought to be missing.
CAREFULLY PROPS THE BABY ON SOFA, IN FRONT OF FIREPLACE-"TUCKING HIM IN," SECURELY BETWEEN SOFA PILLOWS, ETC. THEN SHE OPENS THE ENVELOPE-TAKE OUT SCARF AND NOTE. SHE STUDIES THE NOTE IMPASSIVELY)
Lenore: (VOICE OVER, READING BERNICE'S NOTE) "I think this scarf belongs to you. I found it in your husband's jacket..."
(SHE CRUMPLES THE NOTE AND THROWS IT INTO THE FIRE. THEN SHE DOES THE SAME WITH THE SCARF, AND FINALLY WITH THE ENVELOPE. AS THE FLAMES CONSUME THESE ITEMS, SHE TURNS TO THE BABY)
Lenore: "Now no one will ever know my husband was a murderer!"
NOTE: Originally this line was addressed to Wally and written as, "Now no one will ever know your father was a murderer!"
FEBRUARY 24, 1972 (EP. #1947)
First appearance of Nancy Marchand as Irene Kimbalt, mother of Dr. Paula McCrae.
Dated: March 20, 1972.
Subject: ANOTHER WORLD NBC PUBLICITY PHOTOS
From: Paul Rauch
To: Susan Sullivan, Robin Strasser, Bob Hover, Walter Matthews
"On Monday, March 27, 1972, an NBC Photographer will shoot publicity photographs of you sometime during and after run-through. He knows he is to take as little of your time as possible and photograph only when you are conveniently available during this period. Will Frank Rubertone, Lewis Brown, and Makeup please see that these people are ready for pictures by 11:30 AM."
To: Jacquie Courtney, Connie Ford, George Reinholt, Hugh Marlowe
"On Wednesday, March 29, 1972, an NBC Photographer will shoot publicity photographs of you sometime during and after run-through. He knows he is to take as little of your time as possible and photograph only when you are conveniently available during this period. Will Frank Rubertone, Lewis Brown, and Makeup please see that these people are ready for pictures by 11:30 AM."
MARCH 22, 1972 (EP. #1966)
Ted and Ray appeared in a prison yard. Taped on March 6. Exterior: Possible Location Sequence.
APRIL 3, 1972 (EP. #1974)
Last appearance of Beverly Owen as Dr. Paula McCrae.
Paula gave up pursuing Russ and accepted a job in Stockholm.
APRIL 5, 1972 (EP. #1976)
Last appearance of Nancy Marchand as Irene Kimbalt.
APRIL 21, 1972: Pre-empted for Apollo 16 Launch.
APRIL 27, 1972: Pre-empted for Apollo 16 Return/Landing.
MAY 8, 1972 (EP. #1997)
Steve flashbacked to fighting with his father, Henry to save Willis from a beating.
NOTE: Mark Beal appeared as Young Willis. Actress Chase Crosley appeared as Jenny Frame. The cast sheet doesn't give acting credits for Young Steve and Henry Frame. However, it's possible that George Reinholt played Henry Frame.
AUGUST 21-22, 1972: Pre-empted due to Republican National Convention Sessions.
SEPTEMBER 6, 1972 (EP. #2081)
Russ tried to calm an ecstatic Cindy, who enthused over the wedding and was anxious to be discharged from the hospital.
Cindy: (to Russ) "It's hard to fall asleep after such a day."
SEPTEMBER 7, 1972 (EP. #2082)
Mary visited Cindy in the hospital.
Russ: "Well, how's my girl tonight?"
Cindy: "I'm not your girl, I'm your wife."
Russ: "Really. When did this happen?"
Cindy: (to Mary) "See how he teases me?"
SEPTEMBER 13, 1972 (EP. #2087)
Ada soothed Cindy's nerves, urging her to concentrate on being released from the hospital. Cindy radiated with hope, reminding herself she and Russ have their entire lives ahead without her illness as an obstacle. Pat and Alice assumed brave faces as they helplessly watched Russ exhaust himself between work and spending every spare moment with Cindy. Russ rushed to Cindy's hospital room and held Cindy tightly as she died in his arms.
Cindy: "You know, sometimes I tell your picture things I haven't told you..."
Russ: "What kind of things?"
Cindy: "Oh, what our lives will be like...the house we'll live in some day, what we'll name our children..."
Russ: "Darling." (HE HOLDS HER IN HIS ARMS)
Cindy: "I have these long conversations. I'm glad to say the picture doesn't tease me the way you do."
Russ: "What have you two decided to name our children?"
Cindy: "We can't make up our minds."
Russ: "There's lots of time, darling--"
Cindy: "I know. One step at a time, but I'm ready now for the first step."
Russ: "Oh, what's that?"
Cindy: "Leaving this hospital room and going to our home with a nurse in attendance."
Russ: "That's really up to Dr. Rogers."
Cindy: "Have you talked it over with him?"
Cindy: "Please, call and ask him."
Russ: "I will."
Cindy: "Right now. We should have thought of that before. Please, Russ, call him before he goes home.."
Russ: "But, darling...All right, just don't get excited, please. I'll call him outside..." (HE KISSES HER AND LEAVES)
(FROM HERE ON TO THE END OF THE ACT, TAPE FOR REPLAY. CINDY PICKS UP THE PHOTO AND LOOKS AT IT)
Cindy: "Why didn't we think of it before? You've got to help me work these things out...you know..." (SHE PUTS THE PHOTO BACK ON THE NIGHT TABLE, BUT AS SHE DOES, SHE KNOCKS IT ON THE FLOOR) "Oh, dear.." (SHE HESITATES, THEN SLOWLY FOLDS BACK THE COVERS. SHE GETS OUT OF BED VERY QUIETLY AND REACHES FOR THE PHOTO, THEN PICKS IT UP, EVEN THOUGH SHE FEELS A SHARP, SUDDEN PAIN) "There we are..." (THEN SUDDENLY, SHE SWAYS BACK AND FORTH, CAUGHT IN UNBEARABLE PAIN). "Russ! Russ" (SHE LEANS AGAINST THE BED, AS RUSS AND ALICE ENTER HURRIEDLY) "Oh, Russ..."
Russ: "Cindy! What happened?"
Cindy: "Oh, Russ...you fell..." (SHE SWAYS AGAIN, AND HE CATCHES HER IN HIS ARMS. ALICE, IN THE BACKGROUND IS ON THE TELEPHONE)
Alice: "Emergency. Stat. Rm. 538."
Russ: "Darling, Oh, my darling."
Cindy: "Hold me, Russ...Oh, please, hold me. Where are you?"
Russ: "I'm here..." (SHE MAKES A DEEP SOUND IN HER THROAT AND THEN SINKS IN HIS ARMS. RUSS, LOOKING AT HER FACE, HOLDS HER TIGHTLY) "Cindy, Cindy. Oh no." (ALICE COMES UP BEHIND HIM AND PUTS HER ARM AROUND HIM) "It's all over, Alice...so fast..." (HE BEGINS TO SOB)
SEPTEMBER 14, 1972 (EP. #2088)
Replay of Cindy's death and continuation with Russ still holding her in his arms. Russ was despondent that Cindy died so quickly.
Last appearance of Leonie Norton as Cindy Clark.
SEPTEMBER 20, 1972 (EP. #2092)
Funeral service for Cindy Clark.
OCTOBER 4, 1972 (EP. #2102)
Ada wished she could do more to help Ted leave his criminal past behind.
Gil: "There is. You keep in touch with me and let me know what's going on so we can keep it from getting out of hand, okay?"
OCTOBER 10, 11, 12, 1972: Pre-empted for American Playoffs.
OCTOBER 13, 1972: Pre-empted.
OCTOBER 16, 1972 (EP. #2106) (Correction)
First appearance of Victoria Thompson as Janice Frame.
OCTOBER 17, 1972 (EP. #2107) (Correction)
Peggy was too exhausted to argue with Linda over Ray and Zack.
OCTOBER 24, 1972 (EP. #2112)
Last appearance of Charles Durning as Gil McGowan.
Exit Scene: (in Ada's house) "I'll always find time for Ted...and his family."
OCTOBER 30, 1972 (EP. #2116)
Last appearance of Janet Ward as Belle Clark, Ted and Cindy's mother.
NOVEMBER 7, 1972 (EP. #2122)
Elaine Kerr appeared as a Barmaid. She would later play Loretta Simpson, a society friend of Iris in 1975.
NOVEMBER 8, 1972 (EP. #2123)
First appearance of Dolph Sweet as Gil McGowan.
Introduction Scene: Ada's kitchen.
Ada: "Well, Gil...I mean, Mr. McGowan."
Gil: (Dolph Sweet, Introduction Line) "I liked it better the first time. Ada, how are you?"
NOVEMBER 13, 1972 (EP. #2126)
Lenore recalled learning of Walter's fatal car accident.
January 21, 1972 (EP. #1923), Lenore's voice reading Bernice's note she placed inside an envelope containing her scarf.
February 18, 1972 (EP. #1943), Lenore retrieving the envelope with the scarf and burning it in the fireplace as Wally started crying.
NOVEMBER 15, 1972 (EP. #2128)
First appearance of Carol Williard as Nurse Harriet Sullivan. Dated Dr. Paul Graham and Russ Matthews.
NOVEMBER 22, 1972 (EP. #2133)
Last appearance of Carol Williard as Nurse Harriet Sullivan.
NOVEMBER 24, 1972 (EP. #2134)
Last appearance Rosetta LeNoire as Gloria Metcalf, mother of Peggy Harris Nolan and Linda Metcalf.
First appearance of Stephen McHattie as Dr. Paul Graham.
DECEMBER 19, 1972 (EP. #2151)
First appearance of Jane Alice Brandon as Nurse Harriet Sullivan.
JANUARY 24, 1973: Pre-empted due to President Lyndon B. Johnson's funeral.
MARCH 19, 1973 (EP. #2213)
Possibly the first appearance of Bobby Doran as Jamie Frame.
Note: The character developed more of a speaking role and appeared more frequently. Doran was about 13 years old in 1973. In the fall of 1973, Jamie and Dennis were in the same grade in school. They would attend the same junior high and high school.
APRIL 16, 1973 (EP. #2232)
Rachel snapped at Jamie for being picky about her cooking and everything else she does for him.
Jamie: "Grandma always makes me French toast."
APRIL 25, 1973 (EP. #2239)
Stephen Bolster appeared as Ted Clark.
Ted called from Chicago and bitterly informed Gil he won't grant Rachel a divorce. Ted relented and consented to John drawing up the divorce papers after Gil asked if he was willing to hurt Jamie by being spiteful to Rachel.
Ted: (over the phone to Gil) "I'm not going to let Rachel become Mrs. Frame so easily."
MAY 17, 18, 22, 23, and 24, 1973: Pre-Empted due to Watergate Hearings.
MAY 28, 1973 (EP. #2257)
Eliot finalized preparations for himself, Dennis, and Louise to move to Bay City permanently so Dennis could receive medical treatment from Russ. Alice told Russ she would rather remain in New York and find work elsewhere than come home.
MAY 29, 1973 (EP. #2258)
Alice had a change of heart and moved with Eliot, Dennis, and Louise to remain as Dennis's nurse in Bay City. Alice realized she's become very fond of Eliot and Dennis, though Louise seemed to dislike her.
JUNE 5, 1973: Pre-empted due to Watergate Hearings.
JUNE 8, 1973 (EP. #2265)
Divorce of Steve and Alice.
JUNE 25 - 29, 1973: Pre-empted due to Watergate Hearings.
JULY 2, 1973 (EP. #2276)
Wedding of Steve and Rachel. Robert introduced Iris to Ada, Gil, and Jamie.
JULY 11, 16, 19, 24, 27, 1973: Pre-empted due to Watergate Hearings.
JULY 30, 1973 (EP. #2291)
First appearance of Stefan Gierasch as Leonard Sykes.
Iris hired Louise and Sykes to bug Eliot's apartment in hopes of capturing intimate conversations between Steve and Alice that proved they still loved each other. Sykes and Louise met by the bird cages at the zoo to coordinate their plans.
AUGUST 1 and 6, 1973: Pre-empted due to Watergate Hearings.
AUGUST 8, 1973 (EP. #2296)
First appearance of Christopher Allport as Tim McGowan.
AUGUST 15, 1973 (EP. #2301)
Wedding of Gil McGowan and Ada.
NOTE: Sam Lucas is listed with Mary as wedding attendants. His planned appearance in this episode was likely dropped based on script notes and the character's lack of dialogue.
AUGUST 17, 1973 (EP. #2303)
Last appearance of Jane Alice Brandon as Nurse Harriet Sullivan.
Rachel made Eliot's acquaintance while spending the day with Iris at the Carrington residence. Jamie and Dennis met for the first time and instantly became friends.
(CARRINGTON RESIDENCE) Iris: "I've brought some friends I want you to meet. This is Mrs. Frame, and her son, Jamie."
Rachel: "Hello, Dennis. I'm pleased to meet you after hearing so much about you."
Jamie: "I brought you something Dennis."
Dennis: "Gee, thanks, Jamie." (IRIS LEADS RACHEL INTO THE ROOM. DENNIS AND JAMIE GO INTO A CORNER AND OPEN THE PRESENT) ....Wow, Dad, look what Jamie gave me." (HE HOLDS UP A CATCHER'S MITT) "I've never had one of these before."
Jamie: "Maybe you can come out to my house and play catch with Dad and me sometime."
Jamie: "Your Dad's nice."
Dennis: "Yeah, he's quite a guy. What's yours like?"
Jamie: "He's great. But I haven't known him very long."
Dennis: "I don't get it."
Jamie: "Well, my Mom and Dad just got married a little while ago."
Dennis: "Oh, he's your stepfather?"
Jamie: "No, he's my real father, but they couldn't get married when I was born but now it's all worked out fine."
Jamie: "I went with them on their honeymoon to St. Croix."
Dennis: "You did? Hey, Dad and I went to St. Croix last spring, too."
Jamie: "With your mother?"
Dennis: "Well, she came down to visit us. My parents are separated."
Jamie: "How come?"
Dennis: "They just don't get along together."
Jamie: "Grownups sure have pretty mixed up lives sometimes, don't they?"
Dennis: "You can say that again, but I keep hoping Dad and Mom will get back together."
Jamie: "Don't give up Dennis. My folks got together finally and maybe yours will too."
SEPTEMBER 3, 1973: Pre-empted due to Watergate Hearings.
NOTE: Unfortunately, the scripts for October 23, 1973 - January 10, 1974 are inexplicably missing from the collection at the Popular Culture Library of Bowling Green State University. Following are summaries of events believed to have occurred during this time.
OCTOBER - DECEMBER 1973
Rachel accepted being Steve's wife in name only but fought tooth and nail against his demands for a divorce. Steve had Lenore accompany Jamie on his visits to see Steve, much to Rachel and Robert's chagrin. Steve refused to believe Rachel's claims that she hadn't been involved or had knowledge of Gerald tricking Alice into leaving town. Rachel and Iris became friends based on common ground-both wanted Alice out of their husbands' lives.
Mac had Eliot sign a long-term publishing contract to keep him under Iris' thumb. Dennis remained fond of Alice, who was no longer his live-in nurse, and didn't have any qualms towards Eliot's hopes of marrying Alice. John and Pat succeeded in putting their marriage back together. Rachel enjoyed traveling with Iris and mingling in affluent social circles.
Eliot was persistent in wanting Alice to accept his marriage proposal. Eliot deduced that Iris had his suite bugged and recruited Gil and Zack to investigate. He was outraged to discover that Louise and Sykes were the culprits and were following Iris' orders, prompting him to demand a divorce. Eliot understood when Alice revealed she still loved Steve, with whom she began a reconciliation. Jim and Mary were on opposite sides of the fence regarding this development. Jim believed that Steve and Alice were destined for one another, while Mary held a grudge for all the pain he and Rachel have caused her. John, Pat, and Lenore were among the most objective in their support of Steve and Alice. They warned Steve he must redeem himself before Alice can truly forgive him, leave the past behind, and consent to marriage.
Robert and Lenore separated when he became suspicious that Steve and Lenore were romantically involved. John recruited Tim McGowan for his law firm as his protege. Rachel became disinterested in Janice's efforts to snag Robert. Jamie ran away due to the turmoil surrounding his parents. Dennis found Jamie and their friendship deepened because their respective parents were estranged. Robert started his own architectural firm. Tim became more ambitious after John assigned him to help manage Steve's account. Janice saw the misery Rachel was putting Steve through and befriended Alice.
Russ developed feelings for Iris but kept her at bay because she wouldn't give Eliot a divorce. Louise remained steadfast in her loyalty towards Iris and resented Alice's presence. Robert continued his affair with Janice despite his love for Lenore. Tim tried to convince Janice that she was fighting an uphill battle with Lenore for Robert and pursued her with earnest. Sam Lucas visited Ada during the holidays. Gil and Ada gave Sam an offer to live with them so he could piece his life back together.
Ada appeared on Somerset with Sam Lucas to attend Laura Cooper Delaney's funeral.
JANUARY 1 - 10, 1974
Gil and Ada were pleased by Sam and Rachel's efforts to mend fences. Mary and Alice's relationship became strained because Mary disapproved of Steve and Alice reconciling. Eliot searched for Sykes to prove Louise and Sykes' collusion with Iris. Sam agreed to represent Rachel in her divorce suit against Steve. Everyone was surprised when Liz returned without telling anyone, but were pleased that she seemed a more mellow, happier person. Tim surreptitiously went to New York to keep Mac informed about Eliot's schemes against Iris. Lenore kept her grudge against Liz for getting her indicted in Wayne's murder. Dennis tried to cheer up Jamie, who was dismayed over his parents' impending divorce. Janice grew disillusioned by Robert because he was indecisive about divorcing Lenore. Iris deduced that Alice could marry Eliot if Steve and Rachel's divorce isn't granted. Rachel cut Steve out of Jamie's life in retaliation to the divorce suit.
JANUARY 7-8, 1974
First appearance of Irene Dailey as Liz Matthews.
Introduction Scene: Mary answered the doorbell to find Liz at the front door.
NOTE: Unfortunately scripts are missing to verify Dailey's first episode. Starting with January 11, scripts indicate that the character was being re-established, especially with Mary, Alice, Steve, and Lenore. During John and Pat's dinner party, John asked Liz the reason she didn't tell anyone of her return. Liz replied that she wished to surprise everyone and had only been in town a few days.
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 pressing Alice into marrying him. John reminded Eliot that Iris would only succeed in hurting Dennis by going public with the transcripts. Louise mused that she was wrong to think Eliot had been fond of her. Iris was undaunted over Eliot's warnings that Sykes and Louise may be forced to testify against Iris.
FEBRUARY 6, 1974 (EP. #2417)
Eliot marveled at Louise's loyalty and devotion towards Iris. Louise wouldn't heed Eliot's advice that it would be foolish protecting Iris by committing perjury in court.
FEBRUARY 8, 1974 (EP. #2419)
Gil and Eliot arrived to arrest Iris. Eliot called Russ when they learned she was acting strangely while holding scissors. Iris grew delirious while referring to Louise as the mother who abandoned her.
Louise: "Iris, it's time for your nap."
Iris: "Can I take my baby with me?"
Louise: "Of course you can. We'll put him in the bed with you...."
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."
(IRIS BEGINS TO SING AGAIN, AS LOUISE HELPS HER OUT) Iris: "Morgen fruh, wenn Gott will Wirst du wieder gewecht...." (IRIS AND LOUISE ARE GONE, THE DOOR CLOSED BEHIND THEM. ELIOT SINKS INTO A CHAIR, STARING INTO SPACE.)
FEBRUARY 13, 1974 (EP. #2422)
Eliot assured Dennis that Iris needs time to sort out her life. Kurt decided against Eliot's request to have Alice assigned to Iris' medical treatment.
FEBRUARY 15, 1974 (EP. #2424)
Louise relented and let Eliot visit Iris despite her better judgment. Iris gave Eliot a cold, bitter reception. Kurt warned Eliot and Louise that Iris is not allowed to have visitors without his approval.
MARCH 28, 1974 (EP. #2453)
Wedding of Robert Delaney and Lenore Moore.
MAY 3, 1974 (EP. #2479)
Wedding of Steve and Alice. Special hour-long broadcast for show's anniversary (May 4th fell on a Saturday).
Lenore and Janice prepared Alice for her wedding. Robert and Steve talked about John's pitiful condition and the poor state of his law practice. Pat and John fought over his refusal to attend Steve and Alice's wedding. Rachel viciously reprimanded Steve over his vindictive treatment and tactics in getting a divorce. Mary consoled a despondent Pat and made excuses to explain John's absence. Sam scolded John for resorting to alcohol as a coping device. Rachel went to see John and recruit him against Steve by fueling his anger and bitterness towards him. Tim proposed marriage to Janice. John arrived at the reception drunk where he denounced Steve over using fortune to gain friendships, influence and bribe affluent people, and provide for Alice. Rachel sadly admitted to Ada that she is devastated without Steve. John came out of his drunken stupor after Alice shunned him from the Matthews family. Tim escorted John out while Pat quietly cried in embarrassment over John making a fool of himself. Iris immediately grabbed Kurt's arm to stop him from trying to comfort Pat.
(FRAME TERRACE) Andrews: "Alice, do you take Steve as your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, in sickness and in health, as long as you both shall live?"
Alice: "I do."
Andrews: "And, Steven, do you take Alice as your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, in sickness and in health, as long as you both shall live?"
Steve: "I do."
Andrews: "For as much as Steve and Alice have promised to be faithful and true to each other before God and this company, I hereby pronounce them man and wife. Whom God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." (HE SMILES AT STEVE) "Now, you may kiss the bride, Mr. Frame."
(ALICE AND STEVE TURN TO FACE EACH OTHER, SMILING. HE KISSES HER GENTLY ON THE LIPS. JIM AND ROBERT STEP FORWARD TO KISS ALICE AND SHAKE HANDS WITH STEVE, AS THE SPECTATORS RISE FROM THEIR CHAIRS AND CROWD AROUND THEM, OFFERING CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD WISHES. ONLY PAT, HOLDS BACK, SEEMINGLY DISTRACTED. MARY HUGS HER AND THEN GOES FORWARD TO JOIN THE OTHERS. IRIS AND KURT PASS PAT, KURT TURNS TO LOOK AT HER, BUT IRIS HAS HIS ARM AND TAKES HIM FORWARD WITH HER TO CONGRATULATE THE NEWLYWEDS)
Robert: (toasting) "To Steve and Alice, and to many, many years of happiness."
John: (OFF CAMERA) "To the bridegroom!" (EVERYONE TURNS AS JOHN STUMBLES DRUNKENLY ONTO THE TERRACE)
Pat: (GOING TOWARDS HIM) "John!"
John: "May the bridegroom be happy, no matter who he makes miserable! I'm drunk. That's right. Otherwise I wouldn't be here to tell you in front of all your friends that you're a lying hypocrite--"
Pat: "John, please!"
John: "Take a good look at your new brother-in-law. The money man! Who buys friendships and lawyers, and witnesses--"
Steve: "You've said enough!"
John: "I'm just getting started."
Lenore: (TO ALICE) "Come on, we'll go inside."
Alice: "No, I'm going to stay with Steven." (SHE PULLS AWAY AND GOES TO STEVE, WHO PUT HIS ARM AROUND HER)
John: "And here's the beautiful bride. On the wedding day her money man bought for her by bribing--" (JIM GOES TO JOHN) "Oh, Jim...hello!"
Jim: "John, don't do this."
John: "Jim, I'm trying to save you decent people from getting mixed up with--"
Steve: "Come on, darling. Let's go in the house."
John: "That's the way...run away from the truth...you can buy your way out of some things, but you can't buy self-respect...(TO ALICE) "I only hope you don't regret this day as much as I do!"
Alice: "The only thing I regret is that you're part of my family--"
John: "Alice...don't say that...I didn't mean.." (HE STOPS, AND LOOKS DOWN UNABLE TO CONTINUE. TIM PUSHES HIS WAY THROUGH THE OTHERS TO HIM, AND TAKES HIM BY HIS SHOULDERS)
Tim: "Okay, John, you've had your say...now let's get out of here." (JOHN ALLOWS HIMSELF TO BE LED OUT. PAT STARES AFTER HIM, CRYING SOFTLY. KURT LEAVES IRIS'S SIDE AND GOES TO HER).
Special Introduction by Announcer Bill Wolff: "'How to Survive a Marriage' will not be presented today so that we may bring you a special hour-long episode of Another World." [CUE OPENING THEME] "And now, the special 10th Anniversary, one-hour broadcast of Another World."
[EPISODE CLOSE] Susan Sullivan: "Gentlemen, do you think we could have a little music?" [RAG-TIME MUSIC PLAYS; FOLLOWED BY BILL WOLFF'S REGULAR CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENT].
MAY 14, 1974 (EP. #2486).
First appearance of John Considine as Vic Hastings.
Introduction Scene: (in the Frame living room) "Fine, Steve. I'm sorry to make the trip under these circumstances."
NOVEMBER 28, 1974: Pre-empted.
JULY 15, 1976: Pre-empted due to Democratic National Convention Session.
JANUARY 20, 1977: Pre-empted due to the Inauguration of President Jimmy Carter.
APRIL 26, 1977 (EP. #3242)
First appearance of Barbara Eda-Young as Regine Lindeman.
Sven called Helga's bluff in getting her daughter, Regine, to move to Bay City under the pretense that Helga misses her. Sven arranged for Regine's Uncle Edvard to lend money for the trip and get her a job to pay the loan back.
Sven: "No, it's not collect....Be quick...this is urgent." (HE HANGS ON, MOVING RESTLESSLY ABOUT, FLIPPING THROUGH ENGAGEMENT BOOKS ON THE DESK AS HE WAITS. AFTER A MOMENT, HE SPEAKS INTO THE PHONE) "Regine?"
Regine: (Introduction Line, two-way, limbo) "Who's this?"
Regine: "I haven't heard from Mama for some months."
Sven: "Well, she's very busy with her new duties."
Regine: "You sure she's all right?"
Sven: "I just told you that."
Regine: "You might be hiding it from me."
Sven: "Why would I do that?"
Regine: "It wouldn't be the first time you've kept things from me."
Sven: "Little Regine is still suspicious of her Uncle Sven, I see."
NOTE: Production date of episode was April 19, 1977. Barbara Eda-Young was given a contract by the time this episode aired.
JANUARY 2, 1978 (EP. #3417)
First appearance of Brooks in January 1978.
JANUARY 4, 1978 (EP. #3419)
Brooks appears with Louise in this episode.
NOTE: The AWHP is unable to confirm if John Horton played Brooks on January 2 and 4, 1978 at this time.
JANUARY 5, 1978 (EP. #3420)
First episode to include flashbacks of Brooks to wrap up the Sven Petersen story.
NOTE: This may be the first episode in which Joseph Mayer briefly returned to the role of Brooks. Flashbacks of Brooks were utilized to conclude the Sven Petersen story.
JANUARY 18, 1978 (EP. #3429)
Claude threatened to expose Olive's involvement in the murder plot against John and Evan's death if she cooperates with the law and gets him apprehended.
JANUARY 30, 1978 (EP. #3436)
Last appearance of Arthur E. Jones as Claude Kelly.
Greg discovered Claude's whereabouts and had him arrested. Olive implicated Claude in Evan's murder.
MARCH 13, 1978 (EP. #3466)
First appearance of Vicky Dawson as Eileen Simpson.
Eileen worked part-time at the college coffee shop and in the Dean's office. Jamie and Dennis told Eileen that they share a loft together. She was quite impressed to learn that Jamie's mother is a famous sculptor and mentioned that she had taken some art courses.
Introduction Scene: (the college coffee shop)
Eileen: (Introduction Line, while smiling at Jamie Frame) "Hi, Dennis."
NOTE: Dennis met Eileen through Marianne, who had become classmates and friends at the college.
MARCH 16, 17, and 22, 1978
Appearances by Lynn Lowry as Doris Bennett.
Doris visited Olive and worried about her nervous and erratic behavior. Olive stayed tight-lipped over her involvement with Evan and Claude.
MARCH 21, 1978 (EP. #3472)
Joan grappled with professing her love to John. She asked Marianne leading questions to find out whether John and Pat were heading for a reconciliation. Greg gave brotherly advice that Joan should prepare herself for rejection or regret should she choose not to tell John she loves him.
MARCH 22, 1978 (EP. #3473)
Last appearance of Patricia Estrin as Joan Barnard.
John explained that he couldn't envision his life without Pat. Joan told a sympathetic Greg that she handed in her job resignation and that she's leaving town.
Joan: (Exit Scene, with Greg) In response to Marianne saying, "How are you?" before rushing out of the Randolph conference room, "Okay...Thanks. Bye."
MAY 30, 1978 (EP. #3522)
Russ urged Gwen not to be guilt-ridden over breaking their engagement since it convinced him to accept the job offer in Houston.
JUNE 1, 1978 (EP. #3524)
Dan agreed to consider Russ's offer for him to start a private practice.
Russ: "Good, because you'll be approached very soon by the Board of Directors."
JUNE 6, 1978 (EP. #3527)
Last appearance of Bobby Doran as Jamie Frame.
Jamie informed Mac and Rachel that Dennis wanted to leave Bay City before Iris returns from St. Tropez. Mac consented to paying for Jamie and Dennis to work at a dude ranch in Wyoming.
JUNE 7, 1978 (EP. #3528)
Last appearance of Mike Hammett as Dennis.
Mac and Rachel promised Dennis they would keep his whereabouts secret from Iris.
JUNE 8, 1978 (EP. #3529)
Liz unexpectedly came to the going away party Pat and Alice threw for Russ. Liz was not invited due to her machinations in causing Gwen to break her engagement to Russ. Gwen lamented that she was incapable of giving unconditional love and happiness to a man the way Elena can.
JUNE 9, 1978 (EP. #3530)
Last appearance of David Bailey as Russ Matthews (1978).
Alice envied Russ's ability to pick up the pieces and start his life again elsewhere. Pat bade Russ an emotional farewell.
JUNE 23, 1978 (EP. #3540)
First appearance of Jim Poyner as Dennis Carrington.
Dennis begrudgingly returned home with Iris, who came to the dude ranch unannounced. Iris promised Dennis she would no longer interfere in his life. Dennis balked at Iris' pleas to live with her again.
JUNE 27 and 28, 1978 (EP. #3542 and #3543)
Appearances by Ben Hammer as Bill Simpson, Eileen's father.
Bill permitted Eileen to resume working for John under the condition that she keep her relationship with Michael Randolph platonic.