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4 hours ago, danfling said:

On the pictures of the actresses, I only recognize Rosemary Prinz (Penny #1 from As the World Turns) and Teal Ames (Sarah Lane Karr from The Edge of Night).

 

On the subject of Ian, I have questions which I shall ask.   But first, I will remind those here that he had a sister who was rather devilish.   She and Spencer (the butler for the Whitney family) fell in love.   These two roles were played extremely well by Mary Layne and Richard Borg.    I was actually more interested in them than I was Ian, Raven, and Schylar.

 

I do want to ask about Nora's "ratting out Gavin."    I remember that he did not like her, and that he had been walking outside the studio when she was murdered.   Was it Gavin who initially found the body?

 

I will add one more thing.    Nora's real name had been Roxanne Walker.

Gavin saw Nicole leaving the scene, and then he saw Nora's body.

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20 hours ago, j swift said:

Ian was part of Henry Slesar's final story for Edge of Night. 

This is from memory, so it is a little hazy.  After Jefferson Brown got plastic surgery to look like Sky Whitney, and was then assassinated in Switzerland while trying to kill Raven, the real Sky came to Monticello to visit his Aunt Geraldine and reclaim the family mansion.   However, now there was a group of men who wanted to find out the identities of other spies that worked with Jefferson Brown.  Brown had stolen the list while he worked for Senator Dedrickson, who later committed suicide after being falsely accused of spying and stealing the "phonebook" (an uninspired name for the list of other spies).  Later, his son Jim came to Monticello pretending to be Jefferson Brown while Brown pretended to be Sky, but that's another story.  For now, tru-Sky was inadvertently in possession of "the phonebook" somewhere in the Whitney mansion.  Ian Devereaux wanted the phonebook, as did his enemy David Cameron.  

There were two big twists.

First, Nora Fulton was murdered.  She had a huge list of enemies, so it could have been caused by almost anyone in Monticello.  Nora had drugged Miles with hallucinogens, she ratted out Jody's boyfriend Gavin, and blackmailed Gunther.  However, it turns out that she was killed by David Cameron when he caught her listening to a conversation about the "phonebook." 

Second, Ian had been a rival to Sky so he wooed Raven and tried to frame Sky for espionage in order to get the phonebook.  But, (in a move partially lifted from the 1980s Matthew Broderick movie War Games), it turned out that the phonebook was not a physical book, but a computer disk with a digital chess game for a password. Raven faked a romance with Ian, figured out the chess game, and freed Sky.  Ian had become more sympathetic to Raven when he described how the loss of his wife motivated his search for the phonebook and that David Cameron was the true villain, so he was allowed to escape when Raven solved the mystery.

In the end, the purpose of the story was to unite Raven with tru-Sky who had rejected her after her romance with Jefferson Brown was revealed.  Sky fell for Raven during the caper and they went on to solve other mysteries together.

Unfortunately, it was the end for Slesar.  Producers reportedly felt that the story had been too drawn out.  After all, this was the continuation of a string of stories that could be traced back to the Mansion of the Damned plot, which begat Draper being framed for Margo's murder, which begat the Clown Puppet Murders, which begat the Bryson Clinic where Jefferson Brown got his surgery, and other plots that required fans to have a complete knowledge of a complex cannon of plots.  Stations began to drop EON to play cheaper/more profitable programming like local news.  And eventually EON fired Slesar in order to achieve shorter stories and try to attract a younger audience.  Which, of course, failed and tanked the show.  But, that's a tale as old as soaps in general.

Wow!  Thank you so much for that wealth of information!!! I truly enjoyed the read and I am so glad you mentioned about the "phonebook."  I am at the  place in the story where Larkin Malloy has just returned as Sky and Raven is being held by the FBI impoater for the diary. 

14 hours ago, bboy875 said:

Gavin saw Nicole leaving the scene, and then he saw Nora's body.

I had questions about Ian Devereaux myself which was answered

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1 hour ago, Joseph said:

Is it a spoiler to warn that this show became famous for killing off beloved characters???????

You really need to educate yourself with this Community before posting asinine statements like this. Please stop trolling.

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Wow! Edge was my favorite soap and it has been such a walk down memory lane reading this board and seeing all of the old clips in this topic.  I've only skimmed the clips and have to go back and watch them all. Such memories. Can't wait to go back and watch clips that I haven't seen since I was a kid watching this soap 40+ years ago.

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I never knew that John Larkin (Perry Mason on radio) appeared on TV's Perry Mason with Raymond Burr in 1962.

Wonder if that was mentioned as a publicity angle?

John played Mike Karr when Perry Mason was re-imagined as Edge of Night.

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On 9/16/2021 at 11:24 PM, Paul Raven said:

I never knew that John Larkin (Perry Mason on radio) appeared on TV's Perry Mason with Raymond Burr in 1962.

Wonder if that was mentioned as a publicity angle?

John played Mike Karr when Perry Mason was re-imagined as Edge of Night.

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Imdb shows that he appeared in four Perry Mason episodes.

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