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Look into the past: March 1974

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All My Children

Written by : Agnes Nixon

Produced by : Agnes Nixon & Bud Kloss

Kitty was hurt by Nick’s insistence that their marriage was over. She ran away and collapsed in the snow. Phil found her and took her to Margo’s when she accepted the end of her marriage. Ann was horrifed when Paul told her he was planning to divorce. She realized he had assumed she had chosen Nick. She sneaked out of the hospital and police realized she left intentionally because she withdrew money from her bank account. Mona blurtes out to Phoebe that Nick gave Ann up so she could have a child. Phoebe refused to fire Mona as Charles asked and Mona was distraught by what she had unintentionally said. Paul rejected the possibility that Ann might not want a divorce.

Mona reluctantly agreed to testify to Erica’s adultery with Jason. Erica drank too much and broke down. She begged Jeff to reconsider reconciliation but he refused. The divorce was finalized and Jeff and mary jubilantly planned for their marriage.

Tara sent Phil a letter saying she did not meet him at the motel because she did not love him but because she did. She could not betray Chuck. Phil rushed to California and Tara explaines the baby was her first consideration. Despire her desire to tell Phil the truth, she remained faithful to her marriage. Phil returned him telling Ruth the baby could be his. Erica and Phil became closer in commiseration over their mutual unhappy lives. Erica went straight to Chuck telling him she hoped she would remain friends with Tara and him. An EPA job offer made Philip reconsider his decision to leave Pine Valley but Ruth was upset to see Erica near her son. Erica even told Tara she and Phillip were close.

Another World

Written by : Harding Lemay

Produced by : Paul Rauch

Janice told Lenore that Robert still loved her and left town. Pat and Liz maneuvered Robert and Lenore into being alone together. She explained Walter did terrible things and Robert made her see it was not her fault. They began their wedding plans.

Iris was recovering from a nervous breakdown. She agreed to see Elliot who asked her to save their wedding but she did not want. Elliot moved to London to be a foreign correspondant and Iris stayed in Bay City with Dennis.

Steve assured John not to worry about travel expenses for Gerald in his divorce hearing and avoided explaing how he convinced John to destify against his daughter Rachel. Rachel felt betrayed by her father’s testimony and accused him of lyring that she used Jamie to get to see Steve when he was married to Alice. The judge dissolved Rachel and Steve’s mariage and custody of Jamie would be decided later. Ada thought Gil was lying. Mary did not want Steve to remarry Alice. Jamie told Dennis that Rachel was sad because of Alice and he began avoiding Steve. John asked Steve if he bribed Gerald and went to San Francisco where Gerald confessed. Then, John confronted Steve: he would tell the judge the truth if he did not do it himself. Very upset by the fighting, Jamie ran away.

Tim used Steve’s problems to his own advantage. He implied John did not have Steve’s interests at heart and he siphonned off new clients before they could reach John.

As The World Turns

Written by : Robert Soderberg & Edith Sommer

Produced by : Joe Wilmore

Mrs. West asked Bob if she could return to him since John has foisted her on to Rick. John accused Bob of trying to challenge his position as head of medical services. Jennifer was upset when Rick defaulted on a loan Bob cosigned for him. John maligned Bob and Rick to Kim and told her it was none of her business. However, he continued to force Kim to socialize and was very upset when she walked out on a dinner with a couple whose views on basic values disgusted her. She later said their marriage was a mistake and should be ended. John answered he knew who the father of the child she miscarried was. John made it clear Jen would learn if she divorced.

A very suspicious delivery man was found near the bookstore and when Lisa described the man to Jay, he realized he was his stepfather, Gil Stallings. Nobody believed that Gil is the one who tried to kill Lisa twice. A night, Gil locked Lisa in a closet and told Jay he married her mother for the money but the money was left to Jay. He would kill Lisa and made it look as though Jay killed her and then killed himsel. Grant learned form Salt Lake City police Gil inherited Jay’s legacy and realized Jay and Lisa were in danger. He surprised Gil who had shot Jay. Jay was hospitalized and Gil was killed escaping.

Ellen and David discussed Dan staying in England because of Susan’s threats to take their daughter Emily from him. Ironically, a mutual research project between hospital meants David might be working closely with Susan.

Days Of Our Lives

Written by : William J. Bell

Produced by : Betty Corday

Jim’s detective found Linda was living with a man in Boston but he is not Mickey. Bill begged Laura not to let her guilt feelings destroy their love. At “Marty” ’s urging, Maggie visited Dr. Strothers in Salem to see if her paralysis could be cured. In Salem, she overheard Laura and Tom discussing Mickey’s disappearance and realized Mickey was Marty. She learned he has a wife and a child but accidently saw Bill and Laura kissing. She came back to the farm horrified and feared Mickey might remember his life. Ironically, Dr. Strothers told Tom his patient left before he could tell her she could be helped.

With Greg working evenings, Susan spent time with Eric for his book. She did not realize his writing is autobiographical.

With Addie’s remission, Julie was shocked when she realized how much she wanted Doug and her together again. She told Don she then wished to marry her but he refused. She ran into Bob and told him that if she wanted her, she would marry him. Ironically, Phyllis came to Julie for advice about Bill’s divorce request. Largely on the basis of Julie’s advice, Phyllis decided to give Bob his divorce. Julie told Addie she would not destroy her future. Julie and Bob visited Doug’s place announcing ther were eloping to Portofino. Unable to explain this to Phyllis, Julie mailed her a letter. Phyllis told Laura that she couldn’t take it if Bob remarried right away. In Portofino, Julie and Bob married but their wedding night is a disaster. Phyllis found the later and hysterically smashed up Bob’s studio.

The Doctors

Written by : Eileen & Robert Mason Pollock

Produced by : Joseph Stuart

Erich persistently asked questions about his birth. Carolee and Steve told him his biological mother, Karen, died in a plane crach and Carolee began the steps to formally adopt him. Thrilled over Laurie’s recovery, Hank decided to return to his chirurgical career.

Mike wrote from the Seychelles to his parents that he was a ship doctor, off pills and on his way home. Toni was sure he had not forgiven her. Margo assured Alan she understood his desire to wait before having a child until he was sure their marriage is strong enough. He did not realize she was actually trying to conceive.

Ann admitted being jealous of Althea. Althea and Nick replayed the tape they found on Penny’s tape recorder and this time found John’s confession that he had conspired with Cathy to keep Althea from divorcing and pressure Nick into marrying Cathy. John threatened Nick into giving him the tape but Nick played the tape to Matt who fired John on the spot. John encouraged a former patient of Matt’s to get even with him and got drunk. He forced his way into Nick’s apartment and pulled his gun. He insisted Nick call Matt, syaing the confession was forced. Nick struggled with John and was knocked inconscious. Penny arrived after saying a friend she was so furious that she could kill John. John rushed for her and a shot was fired. She was found by the building superintendant the gun in her hand. Nick pleaded to the police that Penny was in shock but she was arrested. Nick raised bail and Adam’s new associate, Me. Luke McAlister would reprensent Penny. Nick concealed all this from Althea.

The Edge Of Night

Written by : Henry Slesar

Produced by : Erwin Nicholson

Benjamin Travis was released from prison into the custody of Nicole and Adam, inasmuch as he was terminally ill. He hired a male companion, Morlelock Sivgny and attempted to persuade Adam to give up political ambitions in vain. He tried to make Nicole feel she had to stay with him while Geraldine monopolized Adam in setting up his senatorial campaign. Kevin was assigned to Adam’s campaign but Phoebe resented Geraldine’s over involvement in Kevin’s life. She showed him pictures of her late son Keith because of the similarity between the two young men. Tiffany was horrified when she realized Geraldine was trying to turn Kevin into Keith and Adam into Colin to have her sons back. Because of Nicole’s loneliness, Adam thought of giving up the campaign and Geraldine was afraid to lose Colin again.

Bill felt terrible that his inadvertent remark to Ada Chandler about not wanting to adopt ended their chances to ever adopt. A private attorney, Mr. Fairchild, approached Martha about a private adoption. He had Martha meet Taffy Sims, an unwed mother with a young child she could not keep. Taffy made it clear that she expected lot of money. Martha fell in love with child, Jennifer and asked Liz to loan her the money. Liz agreed.

Vic was annoyed that Laurie was again playing piano at the New Moon Café and told Laurie he was filin for a divorce. Kay’s father learned of this and expected Vic to propose to Kay. Floyd switched his tactics with Johnny and talked about the loan Vic cosigned for him. To pay off Vic, Johnny decided to sell the club to the syndicate. Mike realized Floyd was involved with the syndicate and the Karrs began worrying about Laurie. The owner of a laundermat, Mr. Ross refused to sell to the syndicate and under the orders of his boss, Morelock, Floyd broke Mr. Ross’ back.

General Hospital

Written by : Bridget & Jerome Dobson

Produced by : James Young

Peter realized he was lonely and missed Diana but he kept thinking her baby was Phil’s child by rape. Diana had started dating Joel but she was confused about his adamance about never marrying and getting children. Peter arrived at Diana to celebrate her graduation from nursing school but he saw her kiss Joel goodnight and left.

Jane admitted to Howie that the vasectomy and his affairs interfered with their physical relationship. This did not appease his anger and he stormed out.

Jim was furious when Joel brought his own assistant to a surgery. Joel refused to operate on critically ill Mrs. Danbury without his own assistant. Feeling he was losing control of his cardiac unic during his recovery, Jim began to drink even more. Audrey was frightened and confided into Lee who offered his help. Jim asked a doctor in Boston to check on Joel’s background.

Devastated at learning her doctor was the wolan her husband had an affair with years ago, Florence persuaded her father Wyatt Chamberlain to smuggle Lesley out of the hospital. Wyatt fired Gordon and Lesley explained Florence that she broke with Gordon as soon as she learned he was married. Chamberlain demanded Lesley’s resignation. Gordon begged Florence to believe he was ready to come back to her. She went into shock and rushed into surgery. She survived and planned her future with Gordon. Lesley hid her feelings.

Steve received an envelope containing Chinese coins and tickets to a Chinese ballet. Steve, who was born in China, was puzzled.

Guiding Light

Written by : James Gentile, Robert Cenedella & James Lipton

Produced by : Lucy Ferri Rittenberg

Ed convinced Janet to confide to him and she told him of Ken’s jealous accusation that she’d prefer Ed. She agreed to have the surgery on her back and refused to see Ken before the surgery. After the surgery, Ken told her he loved her and wanted a second chance. Janet answered she wanted their marriage to work. She asked Ed for advice. Needing to get away from the pressure, Ed planned to take a fishing trip vacation with Freddie. Holly resented this.

Victoria receieved work from Dr. Clayton Olds that Alex was not progressing as well as hoped and that more money would be needed. She asked Steve for another loan for the shop and he gave her more than she asked. Leslie asked her mother if she was lonely all these years and Bert overheard Victoria trying to call Dr. Olds in London and wondered why she lied about who she called.

Joe despaired of being forced into a marriage commitment by Kit and secretly made arrangements to leave. Sara advised Mike to tell Joe’s attorney she would not allow the divorce without a meeting ith Joe. Horrified, Kit called Joe’s attorney and said Joe would see Sara. She started talking about visited Charlotte’s grave but Joe only expressed gratitude to her, not love. Kit decided the only way to keep Joe was to kill Sara too. Mike told Breuner, Joe’s attorney that a woman called him instead of Joe himself.

How To Survive a Marriage

Written by : Anne Howard Bailey & Margaret DePriest

Produced by : Peter Engel

Larry was grateful that Sandra had come back and agreed to try again but he was depressed when he had to give Peter money Chris and Laurie’s living expenses. He went to Chris and made love to her. He said he wanted to come back but she refused. Laurie was sure her daddy was coming home. Sandra is egged on by Neal who told her not to be she’d get Larry. She went to Chris then begged Larry for assurance that he was not with Chris. Ironically, Larry found himself lying to his mistress about his wife the way he used to lie to his wife about his mistress. Laurie was upset by the situation and told Larry liked Dr. Tony. Chris went on a job interview but her status as a divorcee made her not a good job prospect. Fran and Dave invited Ralph to dinner hoping he could give Chris a job. Peter wanted Chris to clear things with Larry about Laurie then Larry said he wanted custody.

Julie and Tony realized their relationship was deepening. Tony said Mr. Kronos that Alex most probably had multiple sclerosis. Kronos refused the diagnostic and tried to convince his son to leave the hospital. Meanwhile, Julie was helping Alex put his ambivalent feelings toward his father and women into perspective. Kronos’ henchman pushed Julie into her apartment and began to beat her. The phone rang and Julie managed to scream help. Tony rushed over and fought the thug off. Alex vowed to kill the man responsible. Monica told Tony Kronos was involved in shady deals.

Joan asked Peter if he was only making love to her to conceive a child. She let Rick Lewis, a piano tuner and began to sing for him. She finally admitted to Peter she was not taking the hormone pills he thought she was. He was furious.

The Bachmans argued with Rachel over whether she can attend a party with an older college boy, Chuck they had not met. They finally let her go. When she returned, her parents could sense that there was something wrong.

Love Of Life

Written by : Claire Labine & Paul Avila Mayer

Produced by : Jean Arley

Dan learned from Candy that Kate had a second neurosis attack druing singing. Kate reluctantly agreed to take a week off. Rick tried in vain to change his mind. Kate secretly saw Dr. Goodrich who told her she had nodules on her throat. She refused to have this done until after the album setting and she asked Candy to get another vial of anesthetic throat spray.

Howard forced his way into Van’s home with his daughter and begged Van not to press charges for attempted murder as his daughter needed him. Jeff and Phil told Howard he was to handle it and frightened Howard mailed a letter to Van and Cal in the event of his death. Meg was frightened of Jeff and tried to have Van to trop the charges in vain. Howell was arrested and jeff hired a pro to get the case dropped. A fire in Van’s garage did not persuade her but then she found paint ressembling blood all over her bed. Learning Betsy was investigating the case, Jeff asked David to keep and eye on Cal and Betsy. Meanwhile, the hired killer lured Van to an empty house.

Diana admitted she and Charles were having a sexual problem. Charles told Dan he could never satisfy his first wife and Dan suggested sex therapy but Charles refused to consider it. He kept telling Diana it was her problem. Jamie was devastated over the news Debbie was accidently drowned in Minnesota. He talked to Diana and they turned to each other in a kind of need.

One Life To Live

Written by : Gordon Russell

Produced by : Doris Quinlan

Critically ill, Victor aksed Viki to retun to Steve. Steve wanted her back and said Joe he’d never give Viki a divorce. Viki was badly shaken with Victor, after recovering, placed Steve in charge of the newspaper. She found a letter Steve wrote the day before they were married in which he said his love for her was so great that if she wanted to leave someday, he would let her go. She showed him the letter but he refused the divorce. Steve and Cathy commiserated over how wrong Joe and Viki were for each other. Cathy confided to Julie that she was pregnant with Joe’s child.

Carla bgan to respond to Ed’s desire to adopt Josh who began enthusiastic about being part of their family. Wanda and Vinnie began to realize that they grew closer. Under Joe’s urging, Vinnie finally said “I love you” and they made plans to be married. Meanwhile, Rachel’s dizzy spells were quite frequent but Larry had to strongarm her into an examination.

Learning Julie would be out of town over night, Dorian called Mark and told him she was in love with him. Mark felt guilty about the situation. When Julie tried to reach Mark one night, he made excuses. Julie wanted to try to work out their marriage but Mark did not. Dorian pressed Mark about a medical conference in Cleveland so they could have a whole weekend together. Melinda had become very close to Julie and in sessions with Dr. Polk, her remarks about death make Dr. Polk fear she might be suicidal. He observed Melinda was possibly capable of acting out her own fantasies.

Search For Tomorrow

Written by : Gabrielle Upton

Produced by : Woody Klose

Stu was dating Miss Markham to the mortification of Tom because was Miss Markham’s pupil. In love with Stu, Ellie was also disappointed. Patti was treated for a dangerous pregnancy at Dr. Osmond’s Oakport clinic. She realized she could not return home to Seattle to Len and Chris but was thrilled when Stephanie suggested she could go to Henderson. Osmond realized he did not know anything about Stephanie’s personal life when she wished she could go to Henderson. When Stephanie arrived, Tony recognized her as “Steffie”.

John told Eunice he wanted to marry her but could not wait any longer. She could not commit herself and he stormed out. Doug called Wade and Bob from Washington saying the move to Washington was the right for him. Eunice was furious that Doug requested she not know where he was particularly when Susan became ill. John spent all night at the hospital with Eunice.

Kathy was offered a major responsibility for her law film: a trip to Los Angeles. Scott agreed she could not turn down this case. Liza would care for Erik during the days. The boy had been spending lot of time with new neighbour Mr. Ralph Hayward and Liza worried but Scott did not.

Carolyn was hurt when Gary told her he did not want to be tied down to one girl and seemed to be going steady with Jennifer. Gary regreted Carolyn’s decision to move to another university and was having doubt about his medical career. Bruce told him Jennifer would not go for him if he was not to be a doctor. Wade assured Gary he would be behing him. Jennifer asked Scott if her college fund allowance could be increased because she worked in the dorm but wanted to work less.

Somerset

Written by : Henry Slesar

Produced by : Lyle B. Hill

Heather ran away from her mother’s home and Ellen realized her interest in David. Eve’s chances of working out her marriage plans with Brad could be improved by Heather’s absence and Ellen suggested Heather stayed with her. Ben made it clear that no remarks about Brad or Eve would be allowed at the Grants’.

Realizing Edith’s insinuations that Mark and Eve had been lovers hurt her relationship with Brad, Eve insisted Mark convince Brad this was not so. Brad insisted he did not suspect Eve and Mark and wanted to marry Eve as planned. When Edith invited Brad to tea, Eve furiously insisted if he went, the marriage was off. The judge accepted and told the guests the wedding was postponed. Eve confronted Edith whose proof was a letter written by Eve to Mark. Eve insisted she did not sleep with Mark. She was furious that Edith showed the letter to Brad. Edith realized she might have been wrong and she tried to rebuild her life with Mark. Eve and Brad agreed to end the relationship hurt beyond repair. Brad suffered an exhaustive collapse. Heather moved back home to help her mother and Eve was deeply touched.

Stan suggested Tony and Ginger concider leasing the cottage at Mrs. Benson’s farm. Stephanie, Mrs. Benson’s companion poltted to fleech Mrs. Benson. Teri felt something was wrong. Andrea helped Julian get over the murder of Crystal. Zoe had been certified insane and Ben assured Julian he can get a divorce. Andrea admitted to Ginger that she wanted Julian but Julia invited Eve for a drink.

The Young And The Restless

Written by : William J. Bell

Produced by : William J. Bell & John Conboy

Sally told Pierre she agreed they should sell the restaurant and move to Paris. She added Snapper did not know about the child. However, Sally and Pierre were robbed and Pierre struggled with him when he tried to take Sally hostage. Pierre was injured and at hospital, did not respond to the neurological tests Brad gave him. He suddenly died. Marianne Meulot, Pierre’s sister arrived from France and vowed over Pierre’s body that Sally would pay. She told Sally she had no right to the restaurant and tried to throw her out. Stuart was upset to see Snapper comforing Sally and told Jen he did not trust Snapper. Marianne was furious when Pierre’s will indicated Sally was the sole heir of the restaurant and made an appointment to see Stuart.

Jill was ecstatic over her new job but realized Kay had a drinking problem. When Kay’s husband, Phillip Chancellor begged Kay to stop drinking, she refused. Jill was discouraged at Kay’s lack of response to their efforts.

Gwen Sherman, Greg’s mystery client, told him all she wanted from her aunt’s estate was money. She turned down Greg’s date invitations because he did not know dating men was her profession.

Lorie was using her book manuscript to take Brad away from Leslie. When Leslie triumphaly returned from her piano debut, Lorie had prearranged a date with Brad which hurt Leslie to the core. Lorie told Brad that Leslie felt a muscian could not divide herself between a husband and a career. When Leslie confronter her sister, she said Brad was helping her with her writing. At Brad’s suggestion, Leslie got him a ticket for her Detroit concert but Lorie managed to detour the ticket. Against his wished, Brad began thinking of the things Barbara never told him that drove him out of Chicago and of the operating room.

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As always, I love when you do this!

The Young And The Restless

Written by : William J. Bell

Produced by : William J. Bell & John Conboy

Sally told Pierre she agreed they should sell the restaurant and move to Paris. She added Snapper did not know about the child. However, Sally and Pierre were robbed and Pierre struggled with him when he tried to take Sally hostage. Pierre was injured and at hospital, did not respond to the neurological tests Brad gave him. He suddenly died. Marianne Meulot, Pierre's sister arrived from France and vowed over Pierre's body that Sally would pay. She told Sally she had no right to the restaurant and tried to throw her out. Stuart was upset to see Snapper comforing Sally and told Jen he did not trust Snapper. Marianne was furious when Pierre's will indicated Sally was the sole heir of the restaurant and made an appointment to see Stuart.

This was one of three roles that Lillian Chauvin (sp?) would play on the show. First, as above, was Pierre's evil sister. Second, in a one-day part, she played "Natalie Minard", who knew something about Brent Davis (the tennis pro and Ashley's biological father). Finally, she played one of Kay's two hostage takers (along with Morey Amsterdam). There, her name was "Lil".

Jill was ecstatic over her new job but realized Kay had a drinking problem. When Kay's husband, Phillip Chancellor begged Kay to stop drinking, she refused. Jill was discouraged at Kay's lack of response to their efforts.

So it began.

Gwen Sherman, Greg's mystery client, told him all she wanted from her aunt's estate was money. She turned down Greg's date invitations because he did not know dating men was her profession.

Of course, eventually she became a nun....so she and Greg were always thwarted in their love. Was she related to Mitchell Sherman somehow???

Lorie was using her book manuscript to take Brad away from Leslie. When Leslie triumphaly returned from her piano debut, Lorie had prearranged a date with Brad which hurt Leslie to the core. Lorie told Brad that Leslie felt a muscian could not divide herself between a husband and a career. When Leslie confronter her sister, she said Brad was helping her with her writing. At Brad's suggestion, Leslie got him a ticket for her Detroit concert but Lorie managed to detour the ticket. Against his wished, Brad began thinking of the things Barbara never told him that drove him out of Chicago and of the operating room.

I guess this interference from Lorie was the proximal cause of driving Leslie insane and into the sanitarium?

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I had no idea Pierre died so early on Y&R. The actor (Robert Clary?) played the part of restaurant owner Pierre on B&B in 1990-91 and he was part of the early Eric-Brooke romance. I always thought that B&B's Pierre was the same as Y&R's.

Did Sally leave the show with her son after Pierre's death? Did she have any other storylines? I have seen an early 80's clip with Snapper, Sally and Chuckie. Have they been in town all this time or did they return briefly?

Was Leslie Brooks the Ashley Abbott of the 70's with all these nervous breakdowns? :P

Jill has been hated by several groups of stepdaughters; the Brooks, Abbott and Dennison girls :) The Kay/Phillip/Jill triangle was modeled after ATWT's Lisa/Michael/Claire and DAYS's Julie/Bob/Phyllis also written by Bill Bell, right?

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Did Sally leave the show with her son after Pierre's death?

Yep.

Have they been in town all this time or did they return briefly?

Returned.

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I had no idea Pierre died so early on Y&R. The actor (Robert Clary?) played the part of restaurant owner Pierre on B&B in 1990-91 and he was part of the early Eric-Brooke romance. I always thought that B&B's Pierre was the same as Y&R's.

Did Sally leave the show with her son after Pierre's death? Did she have any other storylines? I have seen an early 80's clip with Snapper, Sally and Chuckie. Have they been in town all this time or did they return briefly?

Was Leslie Brooks the Ashley Abbott of the 70's with all these nervous breakdowns? :P

Jill has been hated by several groups of stepdaughters; the Brooks, Abbott and Dennison girls :) The Kay/Phillip/Jill triangle was modeled after ATWT's Lisa/Michael/Claire and DAYS's Julie/Bob/Phyllis also written by Bill Bell, right?

I also thought that Pierre had died later in 1974. Sally must have left soon after and she came back for a short stint from October 1981 to April 1982.

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How To Survive a Marriage

Written by : Anne Howard Bailey & Margaret DePriest

How did DePriest go from co-writing a feminist soap to terrorizing and murdering countless women (and writing a story about women being killed if they lived with a man or had sex with a man outside of marriage) on AW in 1986 and 1996?

Why was Robert Cenedella writing for the Doctors and GL, two different soaps owned by different people on different networks? I didn't know that was possible. Was he the one Harding Lemay considered to be a poor headwriter at AW (he had the story about Rue Maclanahan putting little bits of poison into Pat's food each day)?

I didn't realize the Dobsons were at GH then. Was their work very popular?

I would have liked to have seen some of GL or OLTL from that time.

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I must have made a mistake about Cenedella. He did not write for GL and DOC at the same time. I corrected it. Sorry

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DAYS sounds awesome around this time. I can't enough of Bell's DAYS.

I think soaps in general at this time were awesome. After typing these summaries, I could not think of one soap that was not good.

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Quick Y&R question, the Brooks girls in order were:

Leslie

Lorie

Chris

Peggy

or was it:

Leslie

Chris

Lorie

Peggy

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Quick Y&R question, the Brooks girls in order were:

Leslie

Lorie

Chris

Peggy

or was it:

Leslie

Chris

Lorie

Peggy

Oh, wow! I always assumed it was the first order...I wonder if the Cassata book has this? I'll check tonight if no one else knows.

Going by birth years of the actresses (which means nothing):

Jaime Lyn Bauer: 1949

Janice Lynde: 1948

Victoria Mallory: 1949

Trish Stewart: 1946

Lynn Richter/Lynn Topping: 1949

Pamela Peters Solow: 19??

So, I'm shocked Trish Stewart was actually the oldest. Since Chris was the "virgin" who was considered too young to marry Snapper in the beginning, I always assumed she was younger than Leslie. Let's hope we get to the bottom of this :).

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Sally did leave for awhile taking Chuckie with her. She returned years later when Chuckie got sick. Snapper was his doctor. Of course it stirred up Chris' jealousy.

But she soon left town again with Chuckie in tow.

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Leslie was the oldest sister. She was 1st born. Lorie was 2nd in order and always felt she lived in her sister's shadow - thus the title of her first book In My Sister's Shadow.

Leslie was always sickly or at least required a lot of her parents time and thus they doted on her esp. Stuart. At least that is how Lorie saw it.

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Back then writers could write for shows in different networks that were owned by different companies too. It didn't happen often but it did happen some. At one time Roy Winsor worked for his own company and for P&G. Henry Slesar wrote for shows on 2 networks but both were owned by P&G.

Irna Phillips worked with Screen Gems/Sony to create Days while she principally wrote for P&G. Days was on NBC and the majority of her other shows were on CBS.

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I know that the Dobsons are given credit as HeadWriters on GH from 1973 to 1975. I am not sure that they really wrote the show for most of that time. When GH was given it's nomination for Best Writing at the DAytime Emmys in 1974, the episode submitted had the Hursley's still listed as HW with Bridget Dobson as a scriptwriter. Jerome Dobson was not listed.

GH was still good during this time, but it was really losing ground. The Dobson's basically continued the formula that her parents had started on the show focusing mainly on the two main couples: Steve & Audrey & Phil & Jessie. Their biggest story was the demise of Phil and as classic with the Dobsons - a rape. They had Phil rape Diana Maynard Taylor. Phil ended up dead and both Jessie and Diana were suspects. It ended up being another nurse that Phil was having an affair with or had an affair with Augusta McLeod - played by Judith McConnell in her first soap role. She was very good.

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How did DePriest go from co-writing a feminist soap to terrorizing and murdering countless women (and writing a story about women being killed if they lived with a man or had sex with a man outside of marriage) on AW in 1986 and 1996?

Why was Robert Cenedella writing for the Doctors and GL, two different soaps owned by different people on different networks? I didn't know that was possible. Was he the one Harding Lemay considered to be a poor headwriter at AW (he had the story about Rue Maclanahan putting little bits of poison into Pat's food each day)?

I didn't realize the Dobsons were at GH then. Was their work very popular?

I would have liked to have seen some of GL or OLTL from that time.

Margaret DePriest is another of those writers who went to work for Gloria Monty and came out a totally different writer. I felt from the 70's on back DePriest was one of the best writers in daytime. But when she showed up with Pat Falken Smith on Days in the 1980's, my opinion of her forever changed. I just never was impressed with her at all.

It's the same way I felt about Pat Falken Smith. I loved her on Days in the 70's and on back, but I just felt like when she came back to Days after working on GH the writer she once was was no longer there.

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GH was still good during this time, but it was really losing ground. The Dobson's basically continued the formula that her parents had started on the show focusing mainly on the two main couples: Steve & Audrey & Phil & Jessie. Their biggest story was the demise of Phil and as classic with the Dobsons - a rape. They had Phil rape Diana Maynard Taylor. Phil ended up dead and both Jessie and Diana were suspects. It ended up being another nurse that Phil was having an affair with or had an affair with Augusta McLeod - played by Judith McConnell in her first soap role. She was very good.

She was awesome. Wasn't she pregnant behind bars?

Great summary of Phil's arc here.

I remembered that Heather Webber killed Diana's husband, Dr. Peter Taylor. But is that true? Here's what one website says... (These were some of my all-time favorite stories on GH).

Heather Grant came to GH in 1976. She was a nanny for Peter and Diana Taylor. She was interested in finding a rich husband and had her eyes set on Doctor Jeff Webber, who was married to Monica (now Quartermaine). Heather and Jeff had an affair. She got pregnant. Jeff wanted her not to have the baby, but she left town and had it behind his back. She said the baby had died, but she actually sold it to Diana and Peter Taylor.

By 1979, Heather was married to Jeff. He thought their baby had died. Heather wanted to get her son back from the Taylor's. She tried to drug Diana, but ended up drugging herself, hallucinating and getting sent to a sanitarium.

She went back to Port Charles in 1980, and was now played by Robin Mattson. Heather pretended that she had no memory of her wild past.

Jeff wanted a divorce from Heather. Diana's husband, Peter, died. She had an affair with Jeff. Diana told Jeff that the baby that she was raising was really his.

Heather killed Diana. The murder ended up having a twist however, as viewers later found out that it was actually Heather's mother, Alice, who killed Diana. On the night of Diana's murder, Alice discovered Diana and Heather each with guns, wanting to shoot each other. Alice shot Diana to protect her daughter.

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Peter just had a heart attack and died I think. It was a natural death.

Heather did kill Diana though and framed Anne Logan (played by the great Susan Pratt) for it. She took Diana's finger and wrote Anne in blood with it.

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