Not to go too far off field, but obviously prime time shows have a period of development prior to air, and replacements are made before episodes are show. For example, Lisa Kudrow was famously replaced on Frasier by Peri Gilpin as Roz after the initial pilot. Similarly half of the cast of All in the Family and Buffy were replaced during the development of those shows. Daytime doesn't have that same luxury.
That judge needed to have better control of his courtroom. First, he allows the defendant to express gratitude and sympathy for a witness to the witness's husband, in front of the jury. Then, he allows Pat to almost strangle Talbot, also in front of the jury. Even if Katrina hadn't come forward there was no way Herb Callison was going to win that case. It is ironic that Herb felt that he should run for a higher office after botching a case against one of the most famous women in town. I mean Marcia Clark went to work for Entertainment Tonight after loosing the OJ case, she didn't try to run for mayor of LA.
I wonder if Tina ever testified about what Marco did to her? Also, did Pat just leave and Talbot decided to stick around for the rest of the trial?
It may be an unfair comparison but, Jacqui Courtney's hysterics were not quite as impactful as Judith Light's performance (I had no idea that performance lasted for more than one episode. I wonder how they match her level of dishevel-ness from day to day?)
Also, gotta love Edwina, her bun and subsequent pixie cut deserved their own place in OLTL history.