"Classic AW CD 61:15"
December 17, 1968
- Walter visits Bill/Missy. As they take his coat, Liz emerges from
an interior room, and, in rare form, delights in an opportunity to insult
- Note the fade-out chord: You can almost hear the homicidal iciness with
which Walter is glaring at Liz! A tribute to Clarke's brilliance.
- A continuation of the first scene with more of Liz's verbal assault
and the aftermath.
- Lee visits Lenore upon her return with Walter from their tropical
getaway, then flees when Lenore tries to bring up her break-up with Sam.
- Bill is pleased when Sam brings work that John assigned for him while he recovers at home, prompting Missy to warn Bill not to overdue it.
- Steve tells Liz that they have reached an understanding.
- Lenore is playing the piano as Walter returns, still smarting from his encounter with Liz.
- Sam and Lee have an awkward lunchtime encounter.
December 18, 1968
- Rachel decided not to take potential contributors to lunch since Russ was low on cash. Rachel lost her exuberance over Russ's plans to leave early so they can look at apartments.
- Mary tells Alice it is odd that Russ and Rachel have not mentioned the
upcoming housewarming party Ernie has invited them to.
- Rachel agrees to Russ's plans to go to the Top of The Tower when she
knows this night is her mother's housewarming, an invitation Russ does
not know they have received.
- Dru tries to encourage Rachel to include Ada in her life.
- Russ is upset when he learns from Alice that Ada and Ernie's
housewarming is tonight and calls home looking for Rachel to get an
explanation as to why she allowed him to plan an evening on the town when
she knew her mother's party was that night.
- Rachel/Steve: Their conversation has flirtatious overtones.
December 23, 1968
- As Mrs. Gilhooly arrives, Ada and Russ look out the door before closing
it, hoping Rachel will be coming into view.
- Rachel, by now late for her mother's party, crashes the small gathering
at Walter and Lenore's claiming that the fact that Steve was going to
be there had slipped her mind, which is a transparent fib to everyone,
- Seeing Sam in the hallway triggers Lee's flashback to Spring 1968.
- The party is in full swing as they await tardy Rachel, who is just
- Russ proposes a toast to soon to be married Sam and Lahoma while
glaring at Rachel who has fallen out of favor with everyone, especially
Russ, for arriving so late. She sheepishly sips her champagne while wilting
under everyone's disapproving glare. Clarke Morgan very effectively
captures this mood in his fade-out chord.
December 25, 1968
- As Fred and Liz have a nightcap, Fred recognizes Liz's
"cat that swallowed the canary" attitude. The secret Liz has that he refers
to is that Rachel has had lunch with Steven.
- At home, Russ and Rachel argue over the events of the evening, getting
an apartment, and having a baby.
- Liz interrogates Rachel about her luncheon with Steve.
- Mary gives Liz a stern warning.
- Rachel puts on her "poor pitiful me act" for Dru.
September 5, 1969
- Sam takes his final exams.
- What follows is a succession of fade-outs to logo and fragments of
still others with Chet Kingsbury at the keyboard.
December 20, 1968
- Russ/Rachel. Missy/Bill/Liz. NOTE: The opening music sequence
plays without announcer Bill Wolff delivering his introduction.
- Missy/Bill/Liz/Rachel. This is the scene where Liz discovers that
Rachel (who let it slip) has had lunch with Steve. Bill desperately tries
to counteract the inappropriate spin Liz is trying to put on the situation.
- Russ gives Rachel one last chance to tell him about her mother's party,
which she fails to do. As he sets her straight about her priorities,
he escorts her to the elevator.
- Liz expresses her amazement to Bill and Missy over Steve and Rachel's
luncheon. Meanwhile, Russ arrives at the housewarming, a little dismayed to
find Rachel has not yet arrived.
- Ernie gives Russ a tour of the house while Rachel shows up uninvited at
Walter and Lenore's.
December 26, 1968
- Lee/Bill/Missy/Ricky. This is the Christmas Day episode broadcast
one day late due to pre-empting earlier in the week by our space program.
Lee arrives with a Christmas present for Ricky and informs them that she is
too tired to go to her father's later in the day. When she leaves, she
drops a glove as Bill closes the door behind her and the delay in her
departure causes her to overhear Bill's comment that he thinks the real
reason she is not going is because she is afraid of seeing Sam there.
- Liz expresses another opinion, this time about Bill's belief as to the
reason Lee is not going to Pat and John's and once again makes Bill angry.
Note one of Clarke's best-ever fade-out crashing crescendo organ pieces.
- Missy tries to diffuse the situation by dragging out a forgotten
Christmas present for Bill and then they argue over the guest list for the
fist wedding anniversary party Liz wants to host for them.
- Peggy is apprehensive about Lee going up to Lahoma's apt since she
knows Sam is there but does not stop her.
- Lahoma/Sam/Lee. Another awkward encounter for the triangle. When Lee
leaves, Sam tries to reassure Lahoma it is she that he wants to marry. The
next scene is the only 100% complete scene in the collection and an example
of my favorite characteristic of the program because it clearly illustrates
why the show was called Another World. The use of dream sequences
dramatized what was taking place in the character's other worlds. It is the
one segment I cherish most and am most grateful to have preserved, even if
only in audio form.
- Lee/Sam/Lahoma/Bill/Missy/Liz/Ricky. Lee, seen sleeping in her bed, is
then depicted in her dream, wandering about the fog enshrouded set looking
for Sam, hearing him call to her. They find each other and re-enact a
combination of scenes jumbled together, good and bad. Next she spots Ricky
in a playpen behind bars, which symbolize motherhood for her being out of
reach. She thinks it is her baby but Bill and Missy arrive to claim it as
their own. Then Sam and Lahoma proclaim their love, and Liz arrives and
taunts her. Next Sam and Lahoma take the baby, then disappear, leaving
Ricky alone and crying with Lee pleading with Ricky through the bars, out
of reach, to stop. Finally, she awakens amidst horrible screams and cries.
Anyone who loved this Lee and Barbara Rodell in the role will feel a
resurgence of all the compassion and empathy felt at the time for this
tragic character, even after nearly 35 years.
March 3, 1969
- Alice gets a tour of Steve's apartment.
February 24, 1969
- Bill and Russ socialize over beer.
- I may have retained these two scenes (March 3 and February 24, 1969) because Al Finelli, considered as a replacement for Clarke was at the organ. I thought he would have been a better choice than Chet Kingsbury.
- More Top 40 music.
- Secret Storm intro, fade-out or two, snippet of a murder, and closing.
- Top 40 music.
- A series of fade-outs to logo with various characters and scene particulars unknown.
- Some fragmented fade-outs are heard.