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GL: Holly was in rare form, it's interesting that Andy seems more of a grey character in 1975 than he was in 1980.  

 

LOL:  sounds interesting and a shame episodes weren't available of the Labine and Depriest period.   The bigamy plot has taken several twists and turns. It's a shame the good and bad sibling element didn't carry onto the next generation for long. Cal as the good sibling and Ben as the bad sibling could have carried the show along with the Meg and Van story.  

 

Y & R- wish I could see this play out.   Lorie was the definition of an anti heroine..and she sounds fascinating 

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As I am a bit overwhelmed with work until early July, I don't think I will post the rest of 1975 before. Would you be interested in my posting Dec. 72 - Feb. 73 I have on my archives. I posted it I think but more than 10 years ago so maybe some of you would want to see it again.

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1 hour ago, FrenchFan said:

As I am a bit overwhelmed with work until early July, I don't think I will post the rest of 1975 before. Would you be interested in my posting Dec. 72 - Feb. 73 I have on my archives. I posted it I think but more than 10 years ago so maybe some of you would want to see it again.

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DECEMBER 1972

 

 

ABC

CBS

NBC

11 :30 – 12 :00 am

 

 

Love Of Life

 

12 :00 – 12 :30 pm

 

 

Where The Heart Is

 

12 :30 – 1 :00 pm

 

 

Search For Tomorrow

 

1 :00 – 1 :30 pm

 

All My Children

 

 

1 :30 – 2 :00 pm

 

 

As The World Turns

 

2 :00 – 2 :30 pm

 

 

The Guiding Light

Days Of Our Lives

2 :30 – 3 :00 pm

 

 

The Edge of Night

The Doctors

3 :00 – 3 :30 pm

General Hospital

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Another World

3 :30 – 4 :00 pm

 

One Life To Live

The Secret Storm

Return To Peyton Place

4 :00 – 4 :30 pm

 

 

 

Somerset

 

All My Children

 

Written by: Agnes Nixon

Produced by: Bud Kloss

 

Nick Davis refused to marry Kitty Shea, pregnant with his child, because he was still in love with Anne Tyler. Kitty tried to get Mona Kane to intercede but after learning all the facts behind Nick and Anne’s divorce, Mona agreed with Nick. Kitty threatened to embarrass Nick with her pregnancy if he continued to refuse.


Anne’s mental state was evident to her husband, Paul Martin and his brother and sister-in law, Joe and Ruth Martin were concerned with her. Her emotion strain culminated when she fled from home in fear of medical check-up by Joe and was found by Nick wandering in the streets. Paul was furious that Nick found Anne as he suspected his involvement in Ann’s condition. Anne refused suggestion that she see a psychiatrist and Nick persuaded Anne to meet him once more: they made love. He wanted to tell Paul but she wouldn’t allow it. Paul discovered that Nick had visited Anne at home and confronted her. She finally told Paul her divorce from Nick was a mistake due to Nick’s mistaken idea that he could never give her a child and Paul walked out.


Erica Kane’s love affair with Jason Maxwell was very important to her and she was possessive depite his affirmation that he didn’t want ties. Her roomate Margo Flax tried to convince her Jason wasn’t the marrying kind but Erica wouldn’t believe it. Erica didn’t know that Margo’s daughter was Jason’s child. In Pine Valley for Tara Martin Tyler’s baby shower, Erica saw her husband Jeff Martin and they discussed divorce. Erica refused to waste career time in Reno so they would have time to file for divorce in home state. She surmised correctly that Jeff’s rush was due to his involvement with Mary Kennicott. Mary and Jeff were deeply concerned about their young patient, Tad, abandonned by his parents and in need of surgery. He feared his younger sister had been abandoned somewhere too.


Tara’s labor was long and difficult and she finally had a baby boy. In gratitude, Chuck agreed in naming the baby Phillip instead of Charles Tyler IV. Ruth Martin, Phil’s mother was convinced the baby was not Chuck’s but Phil’s, but she said nothing. An army buddy of Phil’s visited Ruth and returned a book Phil left behind in Vietnam. In it, Ruth found a letter starting with “My darling wife…”

 

Another World

 

Written by: Harding Lemay

Produced by: Paul Rauch

 

Using the name Alice Talbot, Alice Matthews Frame found a governess position in New York, caring for young Dennis Carrington who had a serious heart ailment. He was the son of prominent journalist correspondent, Eliot Carrington. Mrs. Louise Goddard, the housekeeper, resented the budgenoning friendship between Alice and her employer and Alice’s secrecy about her past. Alice finally called her parents, Jim and Mary Matthews, in Bay City and told them she was well but was trying to forget her husband Steve forever.


Ted Clark wanted to take the Chicago restaurant job if it was offered to him and sell the Fireside Inn. Steve Frame warned him he would not allow his young son Jamie to leave Bay City. Ted’s wife, Rachel Clark still secretly hoped that Steve would turn to her and with Jamie. She spent considerable time with Steve to Ted’s chagrin. She realized however that Steve was far from forgetting Alice.


Lenore Moore, realizing that it was Bernice Robinson who was having an affair with John Randolph, confronted her to no avail. Lenore then confronted John explaining how Bernice told Pat, John’s wife, that she, Lenore, was having an affair with John in order to protect herself. Lenore then told John of Bernice’s past involvement with Lenore’s late husband, Walter Curtin and con man Wayne Addison in an attempt to swindle Steve. John confronted Bernice and she admitted she was once married to Wayne but insisted she had changed. John left her in anger and disgust to confess the truth to Pat. Realizing the whole story was about to come out, Bernice dumped her boyfriend Mark Venable, telling she was just using him. Furious, Mark accepted a new job in Washington, D.C., in order to get away from John’s law office. Desperate to see Pat before John, Bernice arranged to meet her at the Randolph home. Pat sneaked out of the hospital and fell asleep while waiting for Bernice. Pat’s mother, Mary alerted to look for a missing Pat and found Bernice’s body on the Randolph patio. Lenore arrived and they called the police.

 

Before she learned the truth from John, Pat implicated Lenore in Bernice’s death. Police Lt. Gil McGowan assumed Lenore and John were having an affair until a returning Mark set him straight. Contrite Pat was grateful for Lenore’s friendship but McGowan was still suspicious of Lenore. Despire John’s pleads, Pat couldn’t bring herself to forgive John for his infidelity.

 

As The World Turns

 

Written by: David Lesan & Irna Phillips

Produced by: Fred Bartholomew

 

When surgery patient Maria died of an embolism, her brother policeman Joe Fernandez, in shock, shot Dr. Dan Stewart he held responsible for his sister’s death. Dan recovered but he broke his arm when he fell and surgeons could not be sure if Dan would regain the use of his arm. Dan decided not to prosecute Joe. Kim Sullivan, recovering from the same operation, subtly made a play for Dr. Bob Hughes whenever Jennifer, Kim’s sister and Bob’s new wife, was not present.


Susan Baxter tried to convince her new husband, Bruce Baxter, to let her bring her daughter Emmy to their home during her ex-husband, Dan’s hospitalization but he refused. Susan was convinced she could find a way to convince him and Dan ordered Tom Hughes to make a full investigation of Bruce’s background in preparation for the permanent custody hearing. David Steward told his son Dan of his brother Paul’s death from brain tumor. David and his wife Ellen agreed that Paul’s widow, Liz Talbot Stewart should be free to be with Dan to help him through this traumatic period. Ellen pressed Liz to tell Dan the truth about her daughter Betsy – Betsy was indeed Dan’s daughter and not Paul’s as Dan believed. In his will, Paul had left his money to his daughter Betsy and his niece Emmy.

Tom Hughes and his wife, Carol argued about marriage roles. Tom felt Carol should not be involved in his career decisions while she was adamant that she was entitled to an opinion. Tom’s grandparents, Nancy and Chris Hughes were overjoyed to receive a Christmas cable from their daughter, Penny explaining she had gone to Switzerland to think out the problems she and her husband, Anton Cunningham, were having.


Don Hughes aksed Lisa Shea to marry him. She realized she didn’t love him but would like to be a full member of the Hughes family again. He gave her a ring but she refused to wear it yet. She knew she was in love with Wally Matthews but he told her he couldn’t ask her to marry him. Unkown to Lisa, Wally carried the guilt of having placed his enfant son out for adoption when his wife died in childbirth twenty years ago. He had tried in vain to locate his son. Don also ordered an investigation on Wally. Meanwhile, Carol and Tom tried to help their friend Peter Burton to locate his biological parents. They introduced him to Wally but Peter couldn’t relate to Wally’s beliefs and disliked him depite all of Wally’s efforts to reach him.

 

Days Of Our Lives

 

Written by: William J. Bell

Produced by: Betty Corday

 

Susan Martin decided against giving her child out for adoption and brought her home intending to tell her fiancé Greg that his brother Eric was the rapist in the park and the father of her daughter. However, Eric’s new closeness with Greg made it impossible for her to tell him. Susan named the baby Ann after Greg’s mother. Eric became very ill and in Greg’s absence, Susan rushed him to the hospital where he developed double pneumonia and didn’t respond to the treatment. He told Susan he was sorry and begged to see the baby. He insisted his mother would read his manuscript if he died but Susan was planning to bring the baby however.


On Doug Williams’ advice, Scott Banning was beginning to treat his wife, Julie with a heavy hand. The suggestion of firmness appeared to be correct but Julie still hoped that someday Doug would return to her. Doug and Scott encouraged Julie and her mother, Addie Williams, to mend their relationship if only for David – Julie’s son - ’s sake if not their own and they agreed to try. Julie realized how much she loved David and was grateful she didn’t leave. Scott gave her an expensive fur coat for Christmas and she calculatingly gave Addie and Doug the portrait of Doug she painted. She learned Addie gave Doug a new watch to replace the engraved one Julie had given him last year.


Mickey Horton, seeing Mary Anderson’s obvious interest in his brother Bill, tried to encourage this relationship but Bill was unaware of Mary’s infatuation. Julie warned Mary that Bill was in love with Laura Horton, who was married to Mickey, but Mary still turned down the marriage proposal of her longtime steady Bert Atwater. Laura and Bill were satisfied that their being apart convinced Laura’s son, Michael that Bill was no longer a threat to his parents’ marriage and he had reestablished his relationship with his Uncle Bill.

 

The Doctors

 

Written by: Eileen & Robert Mason Pollock

Produced by: Allen Potter

 

When Cathy Ryker Bellini refused to give her husband Nick a divorce, he told her he would file for an annullment based on fraud inasmuch as she knew her expected child was dead when she married him. She tried to commit suicide but he found her in time and rushed her to the hospital where she recovered in the psychiatric ward. Dr. John Morrison assigned himself to her case in order to learn whether she had spilled the information that he had been able to walk since long. Cathy was wrongly convinced that Dr. Steve Aldrich killed her unborn child and decided to strike back at him through his daughter Stephanie. Cathy blackmailed John into convincing Dr. Matt Powers to let her come back to work in the hospital. She began by checking to learn when Stephanie will be in the hospital for her checkup. John felt sure that his wife, Dr. Althea Davis Morrison would not leave him because Nick wanted nothing to do with her but she had told Matt’s wife, Dr. Maggie Powers she was still planning to leave John as soon as his recovery was complete because she didn’t love him.

Toni Ferra was still convinced that she would turn out to be a tramp. Mike and Maggie couldn’t convince her it was not true. Dr. Vito McCray, fired by Nick, left Madison for good. Emma Simpson, Carolee Aldrich’s mother, planned to marry her boss Andrew Winters and after a South America honeymoon cruise, would move to Wyndham Falls to run a flower nursery.


Mona Aldrich, Steve’s mother, provoked continual disagreements with her daughter-in-law, Carolee and implied to Steve that the fault lied in Carolee’s unreasonableness. Mona disapproved of Carolee whom she felt was beneath Steve socially and Mona felt Steve should be in private practice. Steve tried to mediate but Carolee realized she got the blame in the end. Mona suddenly moved to the Parkview Hotel so Carolee appeared at fault again. To compound this impression, Mona sent Carolee a new car for Christmas, making it seem again that any misunderstanding had to be on Carolee’s part.


During a hospital mobile unit trip, Dr. Hank Latimer saved Matt from a drug holdup by a junkie, but Hank was shot in the shoulder. His subsequent almost total arm paralysis made him despondent as he felt his surgical career was over. Nick Bellini tried to bolster his spirits and planned exploratory neurosurgery.

 

The Edge Of Night

 

Written by: Henry Slesar

Produced by: Erwin Nicholson

 

Kevin Jamison, depressed by his job seeking failures due to his prison record, attempted with his friend Paulie to rob Claybank, the Hillyer home. Elly Jo, Kevin’s sister, covered her brother’s involvement in the aborted scheme making it seem that Kevin scared off the burglar. Orin Hillyer was very grateful to Kevin. Joe Pollock gave Kevin a cub reporter’s job on the Monticello News. Kevin and young Phoebe Smith found their relationship deepening and Phoebe was forgetting her married boyfriend in Europe, Ashley Reynolds. Suddenly, Ashley arrived in Monticello and begged Phoebe to see him. Kevin was furious when Phoebe broke her New Year’s Eve date with Kevin to see Ashley.


Orin surprised Elly Jo and Lennie, the chauffeur making love and suffered a heart attack. Elly Jo convinced Orin his entrance saved her from being attacked by the drunken Lennie and she continued trying to convince Orin she loved him in order to marry him. She resented Angela Morgan’s concern for Orin and told her Orin was her property. She was upset to learn that Orin’s daughter, Liz was planning to return to Claybank with her husband, Dr. Jim Fields to care for her father during his convalescence. Meanwhile, Simon Jessup, a con artist posing as a physic resarcher, learned that Orin’s new will named Elly Jo third in line after Liz and her expected child as heir to the Hillyer fortune. He told Elly Jo about the will and infered that all her dreams could come true.


Me Jake Berman arranged for and accepted a law partnership in New York City and convinced Nicole  Travis to come and work for him there. He realized she would never give up on Adam Drake and marry him if Adam was around as a reminder. She agreed Adam had made it clear he wouldn’t consider marriage. Vic Hastings, Mike and Nancy Karr convinced Adam he had been wrong and he decided to go to Nicole. Arriving late in New York on New Year’s Eve, Adam located Nicole at midnight. He proposed to her right in the middle of Jake’s proposal. She was overwhelmed and estatic.

 

General Hospital

 

Written by: Frank & Doris Hursley

Produced by: James Young

 

Tom Baldwin took his son Tommy and disappeared. Under assumed name David Smith, he went to Mexico. A heartbroken Audrey Hardy turned to her work for solace, placing her affections in young heart patient, Tony. Cardiologist Dr. Duncan Stewart tried to console her. He told her his wife divorced him taking their child away from him. Steve Hardy became aware of Dr. Stewart’s interest in Audrey.


Teddy Holmes conned Nurse Jessie Brewer into loaning him $3.000 and he was palling on much more. He convinced her to plan a skiing vacation with him and her niece Carol and nephew Kent. Carol disapproved of Jessie’s closeness to Teddy so Jessie asked him to pay attention to Carol. He was pleased that he could flirt with Carol with Jessie’s approval. Steve Hardy was worried about Teddy’s influence in Jessie’s family.


Diana Taylor was still refusing treatment for her Hodgekin’s Disease as she didn’t want Peter to know about it yet. Phil Brewer visited to bring Tracy a Christmas present. Telling Diana how hopeless his life was since he became impotent, he realized he was not and forced her to submit to him. Diana was terrified as she couldn’t bring herself to tell Peter what Phil did to her and was afraid she could become pregnant from this rape. Meanwhile, Phil’s personality had changed and everyone wondered why he was suddenly so friendly.


Meg Baldwin, attempting to repress her jealousy of Nurse Mary Briggs, was trying at the same time to find a way to get Mary out of her family’s lives. She was overjoyed to learn Mary would be away at Christmas, visiting her sick father-in-law. Lee Baldwin, Meg’s husband, saw Mary before she left and reaffirmed his love for her. Meg was deeply upset to learn her son, Scotty gave identical Christmas gifts to her and to Mary.

 

The Guiding Light

 

Written by: Robert Soderberg & Edith Sommer

Produced by: Lucy Ferri Rittenberg

 

Ken Norris, believing his sister Holly’s story that Janet Mason and Roger Thorpe were having an affair, left Janet. Nobody could convince Holly she might have misunderstood what she thought she saw. Dr. Ed Bauer checked Holly’s story and told Holly he believed Janet was saying the truth. Holly became furious at him. She then tried to convince her mothen, Barbara to stop seeing Adam Thorpe as he is Roger’s father. Barbara refused. Barbara asked Ken to see Janet once more to listen to her side of the story. He refused even after Deborah Mehron insisted Janet had told her about Roger’s unwanted advances long before the Holly episode.


John Fletcher was physically better but he secretly postponed his return to work. He felt everyone including his wife, Peggy was patronizing him and he felt he wasn’t free to be himself. Claudia Dillman, the grandmother of Peggy’son Billy, told Peggy that John had a bad influence on her grandson and threatened to get custody of Billy. Mike Bauer assured Peggy that Claudia had no legal grounds to do it.


Charlotte Waring Bauer testified she was pregnant with her husband Mike’s child. She admitted she had no medical proof of her pregnancy but insisted she knew she was. She painted Leslie Jackson as a homewrecker. Mike’s testimony denied any opportunity for Charlotte to have become pregnant by him and led the court to grant the divorce. The court warned that if Charlotte had a child however, he could be named the father legally. The ensuing scandal caused Leslie and Mike great pain with crank calls, etc. Dr. Steve Jackson, Leslie’s father, blamed Mike for the whole situation. He insisted they postponed the wedding for at least a month but Mike refused.

 

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

 

Written by: Ann Marcus

Produced by: Chuck Weiss

 

Mr. Travis was hospitalized for surgery and Betsy Chernak was assigned as the resident on his post-operative case. Shortly after she gave Travis his prescribed sedative, he was murdered by an injection of insulin. Joe Taylor, Betsy’s fiancé, was questioned by the police about the death of Travis’ wife seven years before, but a letter produced by Travis’ lawyer and written by Travis himself explaining the case against Joe was untrue and that he, Travis, killed his own wife. However, Betsy admitted her knowledge of Travis’ hold on Joe and that admission provided the police with a motive for her to have killed Travis. When police lab reports showed only Betsy’s fingerprints on the hypodermic needle, she was arrested and charged with first degree murder. Due to her good character and reputation, she was released on bail.

Joe Taylor told Tom Donnelly about the blackmail tape he was forced to make and Mark Elliott and Iris Donnelly Garrison corroborated its existence and validity. Tom explained that without the tape the story was unproven. Mark pleaded that the information on the tape - the story of his drunken rape of Iris and the admission that Maggie was his child, not Spence’s, Iris’ husband - wouldn’t help Betsy but would destroy Laura – Mark’s wife and Iris’s sister - and Spence. Iris insisted that the tape should be used if it could possibly help Betsy. Joe, convinced that Travis’ henchman, Simon Ventnor, was the murderer, searched his apartment and found the tape. He gave it to Tom who questioned Ventnor and promised to accuse him of the murder in court. Ventnor insisted Travis was more valuable to him alive than dead. Tom learned from nurse Rita that Joe and Iris were both seen on Travis’ floor on the night he was murdered, as was a woman who argued with Travis. It was Joe’s mother but Rita didn’t know that.


Spence Garrison was very concerned over Tom’s refusal of his offer to help with Betsy’s defense and he was upset over Iris’ agitation over the whole situation. He felt that Iris was drawing away from him.

 

Love Of Life

 

Written by: Loring Mandel

Produced by: Bertram Berman

 

Even though they still loved each other, Kate and Dan Phillips couldn’t reconcile because of his feelings about her daughter Rebecca and finally decided on a legal separation. Dan’s mother, Vinnie, and Rick Latimer joined forces to drive them apart permanently. Mrs. Phillips encouraged Dan to date Candy Lowe, his assistant and Rick helped Kate move into a new apartment, encouraging her to resume her singing career at his nightclub. While he was trying to impress her with his new maturity, Rick had not yet told her he knew Rebecca was his child.


Tess Prentiss and Joe Corelli became engaged but any attempt to win Charles Lamont’s – the father of Tess’ late husband Bill - blessing was met with resentment. Charles would have liked Tess to choose Bobby MacKey. Seeing no chance to win over Charles, Joe insisted Tess marry him immediately without Charles’ approval. Tess and Charles had a showdown and she finally agreed to postpone the wedding until after the end of the year of mourning for her late Bill and Charles agreed to try to establish a better relationship with Joe. Joe unwillingly agreed to wait.


Bobby had completely won over Charles with his similarities to Bill. This “soul mate” identification convinced Charles and Tess to let Bobby have Bill’s unfinished Rock Opera and other music. What they did not know was that Bobby’s knowledge was information he and his accomplice Walter Morgan learned from Bill when he was dying in North Carolina last year. They came to Rosehill to swindle Tess out of her insurance money. Bobby told he was there for his father but his father was already dead.

Vanessa Dale and Bruce Sterling remarried in a beautiful ceremony at the Sterling home. They were sure their marriage would really last this time.

 

One Life To Live

 

Written by: Agnes Nixon & Gordon Russell

Produced by: Doris Quinlan

 

Viki Lord Burke realized she could not choose between her former husband, Joe Riley, who was back from the dead and her new husband Steve Burke if she was caught between them all day every day. The tensions ran high and they were jockeying for position with her. A slanted drug interest story by Joe which made policeman Ed Hall appear to be railroading an innocent kid, caused flaring tempers and even Joe’s apology and story retraction barely appeased Ed and Steve. Also contribuing to Viki’s difficulty was Steve’s admission that he was considering a job offer on a rival paper and might leave the Banner. Viki decided she had to go away to decide. Ironically, Wanda Webb’s love for Joe was as obvious to Joe as Cathy Craig’s designs on Steve were to him.

Larry Wolek, deeply upset about his wife, Meredith’s reaction to Viki’s problems, felt her health would suffer unless she let up. Despite a good medical checkup, Meredith collapsed. Dr. Jim Craig explained only emotional strain caused the collapse, not the blood disease. Larry’s sister, Anna Wolek Craig cared for Larry and Merry’s son, Danny during Merry’s hospital stay much to Victor Lord’s – Meredith’s father - aggravation.


Eileen Siegel, Joe’s sister, depressed over her husband, Dave’s death, was unaware that her daughter Julie was using her mother’s depression as an excuse to avoid being alone with her husband, Dr. Mark Toland, and having to face the fact that their mariage was suffering from her inability to have a satisfactory physical relationship with him. He protested but she insisted they put her mother’s needs first. However, she did love Mark but she couldn’t bring herself to face the problem.


Ed Hall told Carla Gray he loved her and offered her time to think out the situation. Meanwhile, Vinnie Woley, Larry and Anna’s brother, graduated from Police Academy and Anna held a large graduation party for him.


Not knowing Victor had already assigned his daughter Viki to cover the Greenfield avalanche disaster for the Banner, Steve allowed Joe to cover the story. Joe found Viki’s name on the hotel register when he arrived.

 

Return To Peyton Place

 

Written by: Robert Cenedella

Produced by: George Paris

 

Betty Harrington’s emotional state over reconciling with her husband, Rodney while she was carrying Steven Cord’s child brought her close to physical and emotional breakdown. Complicating her mental state was Martin Harrington’s insistence that she convince Rod to leave fishing business and assume head of Peyton Company, Hannah Cord and Steven’s insistence that she admit she loved Steve and left Rod, and Dr. Michael Rossi and Selena Cross telling her she had to admit pregnancy or suffer complete collapse. Finally she told Rod she was in the earliest stages of pregnancy. Elated, he planned to move from the houseboat to a real home by the time the baby was born. They announced her pregnancy at Christmas Dinner. Rita Harrington, Rodney’s sister-in-law, was uneasy and felt that Betty never wanted to have a baby. Steven realized there was a chance the baby may be his but said nothing.


Gino Panzini, realizing his part in Allison MacKenzie’s kidnapping by Benny Tate, tried to find them in New York but cracked up his car. Allison, unable to find Benny even after letting him think he had readdicted her on pills, convinced him to take her home to get warm clothes. Once there, she tried to hold him off with her father, Elliot Carson’s gun but he overpowered her and dragged her back to the lake cabin. He drugged her and, in hallucinogenic state, she found the gun again and shot at him. When Gino arrived, the cabin was in flames. Allison was brought into hospital by a passing motorist. In deep shock, she responded to no one. Doctors allowed her to go home, hoping time would bring her out of shock.


No one realized that Benny was actually his brother Jason, who was sent by Benny to Allison with a note shortly after they were married telling her the marriage was a mistake. He did this to protect her from suffering through his fatal illness. When she mistook Jason for her husband, he decided to assume Benny’s identity.

 

Search For Tomorrow

 

Written by: Ralph Ellis & Eugenie Hunt

Produced by: Bernard Sofronski

 

Wade Collins and Janet Walton realized they were in love and wanted to get married, forsee serious problems with Janet’s daughter, Liza. They learned Liza was dating fast and wild Randy Price to pay her mother back for becoming involved with Wade whom she saw as a threat to her dead father’s memory. Janet and Wade decided they would not see each other any more but were both miserable and lonely.

Realizing she was still in love with her ex-husband, Scott Phillips, Lauri Leshenski decided to leave Henderson. Lauri’s son, Eric was unhappy at leaving Scott who was the only father he had ever known. Kathy Phillips, pleased with Lauri’s decision, felt her marriage to Scott had a much better chance with Lauri gone. Kathy felt repressed in her career in Doug Martin’s – Scott’s father - law firm and inordinately admired the working arrangements in John Wyatt’s offices.


At Andrea Whiting’s insistence, her son Len hired John Wyatt. The action drived another wedge between him and his wife, Patti. John convinced Len to file for temporary custody of their son Chris, calling Patti an unfit mother, due to instability. In Patti’s absence, Emily Rogers subtly gave the social worker on the case the impression that Patti was instable and irresponsible. Patti later broke down under the pressure of the interview. Len’s interview with the social worker was very favorable. The court ordered a psychic examination for Patti. Forced into it, Patti begged the doctor to help her keep her son. The judge asked Len’s attorney to consider dropping the temporary custody case in an attempt at reconciliation. John refused but Doug Martin, Patti’s lawyer, was encouraged by this. Jo Tate, Patti’s mother was convinced that some outside factor was breaking up Len and Patti’s marriage. She assumed it was Andrea, not knowing that Emily’s hand was behind the entire situation.

 

The Secret Storm

 

Written by: Gerry Day & Bethel Leslie

Produced by: Joseph D. Manetta

 

Dr. Brian Neeves, convinced by Amy Kincaid that her husband Kevin’s only reason for recovering from his injuries is their expected child, artificially inseminated Amy without Kevin’s knowledge. Only Valerie Northcote, Amy’s step-mother, knew the truth. Kevin told his father Dan that if he was still paralyzed when the baby was born, he would leave Amy for her sake and her future happiness.


Belle Kincaid, resentful since her husband, Dan’s imprisonment on drug involvement charge, was determined to make everyone pay for imagined slights to her. She complained to Dan about her difficulties and blamed his situation for her losing her reporter’s job. Attracted to Brian, she contrived to see him socially and is infuriated when he rebuffed her advances, saying he never plays around with married women. Kevin warned Brian that he is protecting his father’s interests while Dan is in prison.


Joanna Morrison, living with Robert Landers, was put off by him every time she tired to learn anything personal about him. She did notice his interest in the Kincaid family however. He told her he only started a relationship with her to get close to Belle. He got a job as a lab technician sololy on the basis of his knowledge. Joanna took a waitressing job at the hospital to be near him. She decided to visit Dan and give him a chance to explain the drug involvement situation.


Aware of Laurie Stevens’ growing interest for Father Mark Reddin, Amy and Valerie tried to get her interested in Brian Neeves but Laurie was not interested. Mark and Laurie were both aware of the growing feelings between them, but where Laurie welcomed her feelings, Mark prayed for guidance to overcome them. He tried to avoid Laurie but Clay, Laurie’s son was very hurt by Father Reddin’s coolness as he saw him as a replacement for the father, Ken Stevens, he had just lost. When Laurie and Mark togehter pulled one of his parishioners through his suicide attempt and subsequently had car trouble, they both realized the electricity of the feelings between them. He told her he could not be alone with her again. She decided to take Clay to California to visit her mother but when Mark called her to say goodbye, the tone in which he admitted he would miss her convinced her not to go. When she brought his Christmas gifts, she found Mark praying and realized the problems she represented for him. When he thanked her for the scarf she made him, they kissed for the first time but badly shaken, he left. He apologized and promised they would have a chance to talk. Meanwhile, Laurie and Amy realized that Riley, the lonely carpenter who helped Amy refurnish the old barn, got very uptight whenever anyone asked him about knowing Father Reddin before he became a priest.

 

Somerset

 

Written by: Henry Slesar

Produced by: Lyle B. Hill

 

Andrea Moore, learning her illness was fatal, shut everyone out of her life, especially David Grant whom she refused to burden with her condition. Her stepbrother Carter Matson encouraged this action and tried to promote himself as Andrea’s eyes as he had secret debts to an eastern underworld syndicate and Andrea was about to inherit a huge fortune. Aware that Andrea’s condition improved in the hospital, Dr. Stan Kurtz rehospitalized her in the hope she might be suffering a physical reaction to something in her surroundings. Carter’s chance remarks that she might be being poisoned led Stan to call in a toxicologist who found that Andrea was being poisoned with a form of arsenic. Carter implied that the logical suspect is Andrea’s brother and heir, Dana. Upon learning that her illness might be reversible, Andrea reconcilied with David. Keeping the arsenic discovery a secret from all but David, his father Ben Grant, her mother Emily and Stan allowed Andrea to return home with Emily keeping an eagle’s eye on everything she ate.


Rex Cooper was found seriously injured in an appartment accident in the Delaney Brands warehouse after learning about plant manager Virgil Parris’ police records. His wife, Laura was convinced that Virgil tried to murder her husband but she had no proof. She was also sure that Leo Kurtz, Stan’s brother, was implicated and this belief caused great tension as Ginger, Leo’s daughter, and Tony, Laura’s son, were staying with Laura during Rex’s hospitalization. Stan finally told them Rex was paralyzed from the waist down. Lahoma Lucas was also convinced that Parris was to blame but her husband, Sam would not fire Parris or use his record against him. The strain of Delaney Brands problems was seriously hurting the Lucases’ marriage. Parris visited Laura and threatened her if she continued to implicate him in Rex’s “accident”. Parris bragged to Leo how he killed Harry Johnson and tried to kill Rex. Leo was afraid too much violence was being used, the syndicate they both worked for wanted the takeover of Delaney Brands to be smooth and unobtrusive. Needing more influence over Sam, Parris terrorized Sam’s secretary into leaving town and Leo lined up Crystal Ames, also a syndicate regular, to replace her. 

 

Where The Heart Is

 

Written by: Claire Labine & Paul Avila Mayer

Produced by: Tom Donovan

 

Not covered in the Daytime Serial Newsletter

 

JANUARY 1973

 

All My Children

 

Written by: Agnes Nixon

Produced by: Bud Kloss

 

Ruth Martin read the unmailed letter from her son Phil Brent to the woman he loved and Ruth’s step-daughter, Tara Martin and learned of their unofficial wedding ceremony before the left for Vietnam. She was sure that Tara’s son, Little Phillip, was her grandson. Chuck Tyler, Tara’s husband, and Tara asked Ruth to be baby Philip’s godmother and she planned to give the child her Phil’s silver baby cup.


The Martins learned that Dr. Jeff Martin was planning a divorce from his wife, Erica Kane Martin. He and Mary Kennicott anticipated his divorce. Jeff planned to move from his apartment. Erica and Jason Maxwell spent a skiing weekend together and she was sure she can get him to marry her. He had told Erica’s roommate, Margo Flax, of his affair with Erica but maintained he wouldn’t marry anyone. Trudy Ritter, editor of Tempo Magazine, wanted to feature Erica in a cover story about a top model who was also a small town housewife. Erica planned to conceal her breakup with Jeff and told Jason she could work things out with her husband. Jason doubted it would work. Meanwhile, Jeff and Mary were upset to learn Tad’s – their ward - leg was badly infected.


Anne Tyler Martin was horrified to learn that her husband Paul Martin actually knew nothing of her relationship with her ex-husband, Nick Davis when she blurted out the truth to him. Paul moved into the city and told Anne he would give her a divorce. His only request was secrecy until divorce granted. Nick convinced Anne a quick divorce was best and arranged her flight to Santo Domingo. Paul wanted her back but agreed to arrange a lawyer there for her. Anne was upset at hurting Paul. 


Kitty Shea saw Dr. Mercer, obstetrician, and learned she had a misshapen uterus which gave her a fifty percent chance of miscarrying. She refused to believe this and when she inadvertently found the reservation to Santo Domingo, she assumed Nick was leaving the country. He told her the trip was for her after her abortion. She again insisted no abortion. He told her he wouldn’t marry her and wouldn’t take her to Dayton. She visited Anne and told her she was pregnant with Nick’s child and asked Anne to convince Nick to marry her and not abandon this baby as he did his son Phil years ago. Anne was disconsolate.

 

Another World

 

Written by: Harding Lemay

Produced by: Paul Rauch

 

Pat Randolph was arrested for Bernice Robinson’s murder as she was the only suspect without an alibi. Pat’s husband, John attempted to confess to save her but Lt. Gil McGowan didn’t believe him. Bernice’s former boyfriend, Mark Venable came forward and confessed he hit Bernice in a fit of rage when she taunted him and called him a child and a fool just like his father. He said he left without knowing she was dead. Mark refused John’s offer to defend him. Giving in to John’s pleas, Pat agreed to move back with their twins, Marianne and Michael, to their home but told him the marriage would be in name only. He agreed to her terms.


Alice Frame – calling herself Alice Talbot -, dating Eliot Carrington, told him her husband never really cared about her. He told her his estranged wife’s father gave him his start and she still felt she owned him. Iris Carrington, the estranged wife, was indeed paying the housekeeper, Mrs. Louise Goddard, to spy on the householf and she obtained Alice’s parents’ phone number from the telephone bill. When Iris’ visits to her son Dennis became disturbing to the child, Eliot forbade them entirely. When Eliot pointed out to Alice that leaving her personal belongings in her husband Steven Frame’s house indicated she planned to return, she called her parents and asked them to send them to her in care of a parcel express office in New York City. Steve was driven to dispair by this action and started drinking heavily.


Ted Clark accepted a new job in Chicago and his wife, Rachel Davis Clark, convinced him to settle there first, she and her son, Jamie Frame, would follow but she secretly planned to stay in Bay City. When her father, Gerald Davis, found Steve drinking heavily at the Inn, he called Rachel who took Steve to his apartment above his office. He told her he never should have married Alice and was going to forget her. Rachel promised not to take Jamie to Chicago. Steve asked Rachel to spend the night with him and she agreed when he promised she wouldn’t be hurt this time that they could forget their mistakes together. In the morning, he told her he was glad she stayed. He told his friend he accepted Alice was gone. Ada Downs, Rachel’s mother, covered Rachel’s overnight absence from Ted who called long distance twice but she guessed Rachel was with Steve. When Ted returned, he frantically searched for Rachel but she was again with Steve who told her he and Alice were from different sides of the tracks and their marriage couldn’t work while he and Rachel were alike and she was making him happy.


Fearing great danger for Zach Richards, Ray Scott reluctantly agreed to cooperate in Jake Barnes’ big “deal”. Linda Metcalf, Zach’s girlfriend, was upset to learn Ray was involved as he told her he considered Jake a dangerous person to associate with.

 

As The World Turns

 

Written by: David Lesan & Irna Phillips

Produced by: Fred Bartholomew

 

Lisa Shea hadn’t answered Don Hughes’ proposal of marriage. She hoped Wally Matthews would ask her to marry him. Wally felt guilty about his past and wasn’t sure he wanted to commit himself to marriage and to Lisa. Dr. Winslow visited Wally and told him Peter Burton was the son he gave up for adoption twenty years ago and asked Wally to try to be Peter’s father without Peter knowing the truth. Peter told Wally he and his adoptive mother had a much closer relationship.


Encouraged by her parents-in-law, David and Ellen Stewart, Liz Stewart went to her brother-in-law, Dan and told him she had always loved him and didn’t want to wait any longer. Dan realized she was more important to him even than his career and asked her to marry him. They married a few days later at Dan’s home. Wally performed the ceremony. When Dr. John Dixon learned they were married, he was sure his theory that Liz was the woman in Dan’s past was correct.


Susan Baxter, sure that her former husband, Dan’s next wife would be Emmy’s baby nurse, Peggy Regan, resented Peggy’s place in Emmy’s life. Bruce, Susan’s husband was trying to convince her they should accept positions offered them by a New York medical center. She visited Liz and told her she would soon have Emmy out of Dan’s house after learning she and Dan were married. After seeing her daughter, Susan left the baby gate on Emmy’s door open and when Liz saw Emmy at the top of the stairs, she ran to her and fell. She was rushed to the hospital with interal injuries where Dr. Fred Burke, Susan’s father, performed surgery on her ruptured liver. Liz finally regained consciousness and told Dan that Susan left the gate open. She then told him that Betsy was was child, unaware that he had known this for some time. Susan later learned the overlooked gate was the cause of Liz’ injury but said nothing. Dan’s cast was removed and his X-rays indicated further surgery necessary on his arm. He refused to consider it, however, until Liz was definitely out of danger.


Bob and Jennifer Hughes argued over Rick Ryan’s – Jennifer’s son from her first marriage - refusal to visit her at their home. Jennifer’s sister, Kim Sullivan continued to take advantage of Jen’s long work hours to subtly flirt with Bob at home. Fully recovered, she was still staying with them.


Tom Hughes reported to his uncle Don that the investigation of Susan’s husband, Bruce, showed nothing out of the ordinary. He and Don fought when he admitted he didn’t investigate Wally’s past and would not do so. Carol Hughes, Tom’s wife, was very upset when Tom wouldn’t tell her why he was refusing to work for Don any more. Tom’s mother, Lisa was puzzled too.

 

Days Of Our Lives

 

Written by: William J. Bell

Produced by: Betty Corday

 

Mary Anderson and Bill Horton dated occasionally but Bill still felt Mary would eventually marry Bert Atwater and he was still unaware of Mary’s feelings for him. Bill’s sister-in-law, Laura Horton was concerned sensing that her husband Mickey wanted to resume marital relations which they stopped the previous year when she learned of his affair with Linda Pattinson. Mickey had been overworking and had chest pain. Bill warned that tension could cause his brother another attack.

 

Susan Martin took her baby Ann to visit her husband’s brother, Eric in the hospital. His fever broke shortly after her visit and he recovered rapidly. He thanked Susan for all she did for him. He planned to return to his parents’ home instead of his apartment. Susan’s husband and Eric’s brother, Greg was upset to inadvertently learn that Eric had concealed the fact he had had a young man, Jeff Michaels, sharing his apartment for the last six months. Eric hastened to assure Greg the relationship is financial only. When he learned Greg and Susan plan to marry on Valentine’s Day, Eric visited her and admitted that he was the man in the park but insisted he wasn’t the agressor, she was. Susan vigorously denied this and told Dr. Laura Horton the whole story branding Eric a sick liar. Then, Eric visited Laura’s office and told an equally convincing story of meeting distraught Susan in the park, comforting her, bringing her to his apartment, talking, dancing and eventually making love, after which she ran from the apartement. Laura told Susan she couldn’t tell whose story was the truth, if either was, and Susan insisted on examination under sodium pentahol to vindicate herself. Under the drug, she unwillingly confirmed Eric’s story saying she ran from him when her mind visualized him as her former husband she murdered, David Martin. Out of the drugged state, she refused to believe she said this until she heard the tape recording Laura had made. Laura explained it was traumatic amnesia induced by the David Martin image. Sure her future with Greg was shattered, Susan ran from Laura’s office.


Julie Banning, unhappy and unfulfilled, began to accept the fact that Doug Williams was happy with her mother, Addie and would not come back to her. After baby sitting for Susan, she considered and then rejected the idea of having the child Scott longed for as she felt she didn’t love Scott. Having realized how wonderful the Andersons’ marriage was, Julie wanted this kind of love and happiness herself and asked her attorney Don Craig to file for a divorce. She planned to tell Scott the evening but he was seriously injured at the Anderson construction site when a steel beam fell and hit him. Dr. Bill Horton performed surgery, repairing internal injuries, but told Julie that Scott was very critical. Julie, blaming herself for what she had put Scott throught, insisted she wouldn’t let him die. Her reactions upset her grandfather, Dr. Tom Horton who called Laura to be with Julie. Meanwhile, Addie told her mother Alice that she thought she was pregnant and feared Doug’s reaction.

 

The Doctors

 

Written by: Eileen & Robert Mason Pollock

Produced by: Allen Potter

 

Dr. Althea Morrison’s first husband, Dave Davis, summoned her to California where she learned that her daughter, Penny, might be losing her sight due to a fall from her horse several months before. Althea insisted on more consultation and Penny agreed to return home with her. Althea’s new husband, John, who felt there was hope of saving his marriage to Althea due to their recent professional closeness and personal friendship, was shocked when she called to say that this was a good time for him to make plans to move out as Penny would need the second bedroom. He searched for a plan to avert this action.


Dr. Nick Bellini’s second surgery on Hank Iverson, assisted by unwilling Dr. Hendricks, was successful and Hank should regain use of his arm. He feared his surgical career was over, however. Toni Ferra and Mike Powers located a Lauri James record in New York for Hank and then found Lauri herself. Hearing about Hank’s situation, she told them she couldn’t visit him as he thought she was successful and probably happily married and she wanted him to go on thinking this. He was pleased with the record but wanted to see Lauri very much. Lauri was torn between the desire to see him and the fear of his learning truth.

 

Cathy Ryker Bellini set up her plan to kidnap Stephanie Aldrich to replace the child she miscarried. She apologized to everyone in the hospital to reassure them she was mentally recovered and used the time to glean information on baby care and Stephanie’s needs and habits. Cathy, in dark wig, rent a kitchenette apartment in a local hotel and announced her young “son” would be living with her. By sending Stephanie’s mother, Carolee Aldrich, on a wild goods chase on the day of Stephanie’s check-up, Cathy managed to leave the hospital – disguised - with the child. Carolee was hysterical when she learned what Cathy had done. Nick Bellini and Sgt. Cadman televised an appeal to Cathy, but no results. Steve Aldrich, Carolee’s husband, hoped to convince Carolee that the police felt Cathy took Stephanie for spite and would return her but Billy, Stephanie’s brother, inadvertently told Carolee that the police felt Cathy took the baby to keep and was miles away.


Dr. Ann Larimer, who was married to Steve Aldrich, for two days when they were teenagers, visited Steve’s mother, Mona. Ann was a widow pediatrician. Her late husband was an obstetrician who died tragically a few months before. She met Carolee and Nick and all liked her. Mona suggested she consider working here.

 

The Edge Of Night

 

Written by: Henry Slesar

Produced by: Erwin Nicholson

 

Me Jake Berman was robbed at gunpoint near the park. The masked robber was Johnny Dallas. Vic Hastings was upset at being unable to help Johnny find a job. Vic Hastings felt he was responsible for Johnny as Johnny saved his life while they were both in jail, but Johnny tried to assure him he was not, and told him to butt out of his life. Vic accidentally found the gun and Jake’s wallet in Johnny’s room.


Phoebe Smith and Kevin Jamison made up. Ashley Reynolds, Phoebe’s married lover, accepted a job in Monticello and wore down her resistance each time she tried to break off with him. When Kevin saw them together, Ashley realised he had competition and promised Phoebe he would tell his wife about her. 


Nicole Travis joyously accepted Adam Drake’s proposal and they returned to Monticello. Jake backed out of his New York partnership and returned also. His mind wouldn’t acccept Nicole’s decision and he was convinced he could get her back. In his disoriented state, he imagined he was discussing his problems with his dead wife, Edith. He asked her adivce as she understood what Nicole meant to him, after all, he murdered Edith in order to make sure she wouldn’t tell Nicole about his mental instability. Jake told Adam he would never marry Nicole and then told Nicole she made a mistake in judgement in choosing Adam and that he would kill himself if she married Adam. She suggested he see Dr. Jim Fields but Jake found the suggestion amusing. Nicole and Adam planned to discuss Jake’s behavior with Jim themselves.


Nancy Karr took over Nicole’s job in Jake’s office over Mike and Adam’s doubts. Joel Gantry, the private detective from California, was investigating Edith’s death. His unidentified client felt Jake was involved in her death. Chief of Police, Bill Marceau showed Gantry the suicide note and all investigate findings saying it was a close case. Gantry tried to question Nicole and Adam but they wouldn’t answer questions without knowing the reasons behind them. He finally saw Mike Karr and told him his client’s suspicions but Mike pointed out that Jake had no motive. Meanwhile, Jim wondered about Mrs. Wilson, the patient with a homicidal husband, who never returned. He didn’t know that she was really Mrs. Jake Berman.


Liz Fields was jealous of Elly Jo Jamison’s new closeness with her father, Orin Hillyer and returned with her husband Jim to Claybank to care for her father during his convalescence. Her abruptness and hardness toward Elly Jo was apparent to everyone and Elly Jo became very restenful. Simon Jessup mentionned to Elly Jo how advantageous a fatal accident to pregnant Liz would be and how loose the stair railing was. She was indignant at this, but when Liz found her kissing Orin and told her she’d better start looking for a new position, Elly Jo inspected the stair railing and, shortly after, a serious accident occurred but it was John, the butler, who fell, not Liz who was standing beside him. Elly Jo was very afraid of God’s retribution for evil. Jessup sought her out and told her she bungled it, that he could hypnotize Liz into a fatal car accident with no way for Elly Jo or himself to be implicated. At first, she reacted negatively but when he pointed out that Liz was an ingrate and Elly Jo might find herself out in the cold, she agreed. His “fee” would be one-third of whatever she inherited from Orin’s estate to be endowed to his foundation for psychic research.

 

General Hospital

 

Written by: Frank & Doris Hursley

Produced by: James Young

 

Howie Dawson’s boss, Burt Marshall, resented Howie’s friendship with Brooke Clinton and treated him unfairly at work. Howie’s wife, Jane told him she would understand it if he quit, but he told her he couldn’t quit until he had another job.


Jessie Brewer’s divorce from her husband Phil was granted and Teddy Holmed told her he wanted to marry her. He argued that the difference in their ages was meaningless and asked for time to convince her. She wanted to believe him. Jessie’s niece, Carol Murray was jealous of Teddy’s attention to Jessie and again planned to run away.


Diana Taylor, still upset, confided in Jane Dawson that Phil Brewer forced himself on her. Diana’s husband, Peter accidentally discovered her diary and learned of her having Hodgekin’s Disease. He took her to Dr. Steve Hardy immediately and another biopsy was done which proved the previous tests were incorrect, she didn’t have the disease. Phil visited her constantly, insisting he loved her, needed her and would do anything to get her and their son, Tracy. He refused to accept the fact that she and Peter were happily married.


Meg Baldwin was fighting her feelings of jealousy and suspicion of her husband Lee and Nurse Mary Briggs. Meg agreed to take her son Scotty to visit his grandparents in Arizona after Lee reaffirmed his love for her. Lee and Mary tried to avoid seeing each other. He felt guilty at contributing to Meg’s jealousy. Mary’s father-in-law died and left his estate - about two million dollars - to Mary and her husband, Wade, only if they were married and living together. If their marriage broke up, the money would go to charity. Mary told Lee she couldn’t go back to Wade even for a fortune, she just didn’t love him.


Steve Hardy asked Audrey March Baldwin to marry him. She refused, saying that if she divorced Tom, he’d never let her see her child again. She was dating Dr. Duncan Stewart and told him all about her past. He told her they had the basis of a good relationship as neither of them wanted to get married. She told him she was not interested in a relationship only in getting her child back. He said he’d keep trying. Lee finally heard from Tom that Audrey’s son, Tommy was fine. Unfortunately, the letter was untraceable.


Sharon Pinkham was pregnant. Her husband, Henry was pleased but concerned with overpopulation.

 

The Guiding Light

 

Written by: Robert Soderberg & Edith Sommer

Produced by: Lucy Ferri Rittenberg

 

Charlotte Waring Bauer announced she had discovered she wasn’t pregnant after all but told Dr. Steve Jackson she was telling the truth about having been with her recent ex-husband Mike. He believed her. When Dr. Sara Werner refused to consider her for a hospital volunteer job, Charlotte waited until Sara was out of town to convince Joe, Sara’s husband, to give her the job. Learning that Kit Vested was in love with Joe, Charlotte encouraged her to go after him.


Peggy Fletcher found a note from her husband John telling her he was leaving and never coming back, that the only way he could get well was to be alone and on his own. Mike hired a private detective to look for him. John’s psychiatrist told Peggy she was not to blame, that John couldn’t stay in a situation he couldn’t control.


Ken and Holly Norris were furious that their mother Barbara wanted to marry Adam Thorpe. She told Adam they had to wait until tension lessened. Ken finally bowed to pressure and saw Janet Mason but told her he couldn’t even look at her without thinking of her with Roger and feeling sick. Barbara told Janet she believed she didn’t have an affair with Roger but could do nothing with Ken. Janet’s mother, Ellen Mason, arrived from San Diego and tried to convince Ken his jealousy was causing his accusations and was blindind him from seeing Janet’s love for him. He refused to consider it. Dr. Ed Bauer was seeing Janet often to console her. He realized that he once again had strong feelings for Janet but wanted her happiness above all and if that was a reconciliation with Ken, he’d encourage it. Bert, Ed’s mother, was very concerned about Ed seeing Janet and feared he’d be hurt by it.


Mike forced a confronation with Steve Jackson over Steve’s interference in Mike and Leslie’s – Steve’s daughter - wedding plans. Steve told Mike he believed Charlotte’s story and also felt it was wrong for Leslie to marry her ex-husband’s brother. Mike told him they would marry with or without his approval. In the midst of this argument, Steve suffered a heart attack and Mike got him to the hospital. Sara treated him and told Leslie her father would be in the cardiac unit and critical for the next five days. Leslie was upset that Mike confronted her father without first discussing it with her. Steve insisted she promise to give up Mike, and seeing the results this agitation had on his condition, she agreed. Mike was understanding when she told him she would have to keep this promise.

 

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

 

Written by: Ann Marcus

Produced by: Chuck Weiss

 

Betsy Chernak, convinced that nothing could prevent her conviction for Mr. Travis’ murder and fearing the consequences to Laura and Spence Garrison’s marriage if the tape was played in court, ran away and tried to lose herself in a small upstate town. She was recognized from a news magazine picture and was brought back to San Francisco. Her bail was revoked.


In her unbalanced state, thinking Mark Ellliot involved in Travis’ murder, Celia Winters saw his wife, Laura and told her about the tape and that Mark was the father of Iris’ – Laura’s sister - baby, Maggie. Tom Donnelly, Laura and Iris’ brother, learned that Celia was in love with Al Preston, that she felt Travis was to blame for Al’s death and that she fought with Travis in his hospital room. With the police, Tom found a hypodermic needle, rubber gloves, a white lab coat and a Demerol bottle concealed in Celia’s desk in the hospital admissions office. Armed with these missing pieces of evidence, they confronted Celia who, very disoriented, remembered a lady in the admission office  -herself - who killed Travis. Celia was found legally insane and would get treatment. Betsy was released from jail. Betsy told her fiancé Joe she was moving back to her parents’ house, she needed time to think, but she still loved him. Betsy was finally reinstated at the hospital. Joe told her he was decided to accept the job at Spence’s administrative assistant. Betsy feared he was only doing his because he thought it’s what she wanted, that she was holding him back.


Laura confronted Mark with Celia’s story. He confirmed it but explained he was so drunk he thought Iris was her sister, Laura. Laura believed him and told him she could accept it and forget it if Iris never learned that she knew the truth. Mark saw, however, that Laura was becoming obsessed with Maggie when she told him that Maggie was as much hers and his as she was Iris’ and Spence’s child.


Angel Chernak was having stomach pains and saw Dr. Jim Abbott, gynolocigst, returning to San Francisco after four years in New York, who told her she needed a D&C to be sure of her condition. Dr. Will Donnelly was upset at Jim’s return as, years ago, he and Iris were in love and when he walked away from her, she almost killed herself. Iris wasn’t too upset to learn Jim had returned, but Spence was very concerned about it. Jim saw Will and apologized for his behavior with Iris. He told Will about his new girlfriend, Holly McAllister, who would join him soon. Jim told her about a possible job in Spence’s office - Angel was quitting - but told her not to mention knowing him.

 

Love Of Life

 

Written by: Loring Mandel

Produced by: Bertram Berman

 

Kate Phillips resumed her singing career at the Club Victoria and was a great success. Rick Latimer was very protective of her and, out of her sight, manhandled a drunk customer whom he felt got fresh with Kate. When Kate’s daughter, Rebecca suddenly became ill again, Rick rushed them to the hospital. Dr Lederer said the staph infection might have reoccured. Dan Phillips, Rebecca’s estranged husband, and Joe Corelli feared it might be meningitis - Dan’s father’s speciality -. Dan agreed to consult on Rebecca’s case as long as Kate didn’t know. Candy Lowe was upset that he was getting involved with the child as his preoccupation with Kate was standing in the way of her establishing a relationship with Dan. Dan’s mother told Candy she wanted to help her take Dan away from Kate once and for all. Rick told Kate he loved her and wanted to marry her and that he knew Rebecca wasis his child and he loved her too. At first, Kate tried to deny this but later admitted it was true. He would wait for her answer.


Tess Prentiss and Joe Corelli continued to argue about Charles Lamont’s overprotectiveness towards her and the constant references to her late husband Bill and his music. When Tess and Bill’s son, Johnny voluntarily referred to Joe as Dad, Bobby MacKey secretly enlarged the possibilites in the child’s mind until Johnny told Charles he was going to be adopted by Joe and be Johnny Corelli, not Johnny Prentiss. Charles blew up at Joe who denied the accusations of trying to replace Bill in Johnny’s life. Tess was upset at this confrontation and the episode dangerously strained the relationship between Joe and her. Bobby announced that his father had died. He told Tess when he worked on Bill’s music, he almost felt he was being guided by an unseen hand. When he hinted at leaving Rosehill, Sally Rollins, Bobby’s soucisn, and Tess convinced him to stay and work on Bill’s music. He suggested a theme for the Rock Opera – a paraplegic who fantasized a whole physical life beyond the limits of his body. Actually the theme was Bill’s own idea worked out after he left Rosehill before his death. Bobby had notes in Bill’s own handwriting which Tess had never seen. Bobby and his accomplice Morgan were further encouraged by learning that Johnny had a large trust fund from the Randolph estate as well. Morgan put a down payment on a piece of local property to present a legitimate front.


Jamie Rollins and his wife Sally fought over her cousin Bobby. Jamie didn’t trust Bobby and felt Joe was being treated unfairly. Jamie was doing an article for Bruce Sterling’s newspaper on the treatment of terminally ill patients inspired by Bobby’s account of his father. Meanwhile, Van, Bruce’s wife, was upset at Stacy Corby’s – Van’s former deceased husband’s daughter - involvement with ESP under Bobby’s direction, particularly when she learned that Stacy planned to try to contact her dead mother.

 

One Life To Live

 

Written by: Agnes Nixon & Gordon Russell

Produced by: Doris Quinlan

 

Julie Toland wanted to see a gynecologist about her marital relations problem but her husband, Dr. Mark Toland insisted it was not a physical problem and they could work it out together. When she accidentally ran into Jack Lawson, she neglected to mention it to Mark. When he inadvertently learnt about it, he confronted her and told her she wasn’t honest about it. She became overly defensive and they fought until he walked out to go to the hospital. They both realized they were wrong and both apologized.


Vinnie Wolek was assigned to undercover work for the FBI driving a truck on a hijacking investigation. He got the assignment because of his truckdriving background. Meanwhile, Meredith Lord Wolek, Vinnie’s sister-in-law, recovered and was released from the hospital. She was concerned, howver, about the dreams she had in which she died in the hospital. 


Carla Gray told Ed Hall she needed more time, she had to learn to give. Meanwhile, Cathy Craig sought out Steve Burke during Viki Lord Burke’s – Steve’s wife - absence and cheered him up. When he accidentally injured his wrist, she cooked for him and drived him to work. He was very grateful to her and unaware of the depth of her feelings for him. Joe Riley – Viki’s first husband recently returned from the dead - decided to leave the hotel without seeing Viki but they accidentally met in the hallway and she decided that, since their meeting was coincidental, they should cover the disaster story together. They worked as will together as they did in the past and celebrate over dinner when the assignment was finished. Carried away, they made love and spent the night together. In the morning, Joe was crushed when Viki told him she had already decided to go back to Steve. She told him last night was her fault and a mistake, that her decision was based knowing he could survive without her but Steve couldn’t. They argued and she ran out, driving off too fast and she skided her car into a tree.


Joe called Victor Lord, Viki’s father, and he and Dr. Jim Craig flew to Mt. Jefferson hospital. Viki had a hairline fracture of the skull but suddenly lapsed into a coma before Steve arrived. Joe refused to tell anyone what happened before the accident. Steve was furious that he hadn’t been told that Viki and Joe were together covering the story. Dr. Cardwell, neurosurgeon, and Jim felt there was no physiological cause for Viki’s coma and considered the possibility of psychologically induced-hysterical-coma. Steve gave consent for Viki to be moved back to Llanview. Joe’s quick-tempered outbursts, triggered by his feelings of guilt, upset all his friends and they wondered about the cause. Dr. Larry Wolek and Victor wondered about Joe’s possible involvement in Viki’s accident.

 

Return To Peyton Place

 

Written by: Robert Cenedella

Produced by: George Paris

 

Upset at her lack of security with her husband Rodney Harrington, Betty demanded that Martin, Rodney’s grandfather, establish a trust fund for her unborn child. He would consider it. He asked her to name the child Peyton Harrington. Meanwhile, Allison McKenzie came out of her emotional shock and told her mother Connie and Rodney she killed Benny Tate. They refused to believe her but a body was found in the burnt cabin and was identified by fingerprints as Jason B. Tate. Steven Cord and the police assumed this was Benny’s real name. Allison’s fingerprints were found on the murder gun and she was booked on suspicion of homicide. Hannah Cord, Steven’s adoptive mother, and Senator Winfield convinced Steven not to disqualify himself as special prosecutor. Rodney and the Carsons felt Steven was prosecuting only to further his political ambitions, but he insisted it was in Allison’s interests that he prosecuted as his only concern was learning the truth. She was bound over for trial. Rod, convinced of her innocence, visited her often and was supportive of her.


The trial was brief – Steven’s case was strong – the gun with her fingerprints, Gino Panzini’s testimony on Benny’s overpossessiveness and his desire to readdict Allison to drugs, and, crucially, Allison’s own testimony, her admission that she shot Benny. She agreed that he was threatening her life but said even that didn’t give her the right to take a life. At this point, Elliot Carson, Allison’s father, wanted to confess himself, feeling Allison had convicted herself, but Dr. Michael Rossi and Connie restrained him saying no one would believe him. The jury found Allison guilty of murder in the second degree. Elliot blamed Connie for this. He tried frantically to raise bail for Allison pending appeal but was unsuccessful.


On his father’s – Leslie - suggestion, Rodney accepted his inheritance and used this money as security for Allison’s bail. Leslie was elated, he felt he was on easy street. Allison arrived home and Elliot returned to see her but he still wouldn’t forgive Connie. Rod promised Allison he would find proof of her innocence and he began by planning a complete investigation of Benny’s background.


Hannah told Martin that Steven was growing suspicious of her increased activity in the Peyton Trust. Martin was eager for Rod to accept his inheritance so he and Hannah could return to peace and quiet in the Bahamas inasmuch as everyone thought he’s dead. Hannah tried to get Steven to admit that Betty Harrington’s – Rodney’s wife - child could be his, but he wouldn’t admit it. Martin told Hannah no child of Steven’s could be his legitimate heir.


After the trial, Betty was hospitalized with contractions. Dr. Michael Rossi prevented a miscarriage but warned Betty she had to be careful throughout her pregnancy. Rod told her he had accepted his inheritance, was deeply aware of his responsibilities and nothing was too good for her and his child. Her happiness at this news was dampened when she learned he actually accepted the inheritance for Allison rather than for her. She convinced him that rather than buy a house in haste, they should move into the Peyton house as he already owned it. Hannah was stunned to learn about this.

 

Search For Tomorrow

 

Written by: Ralph Ellis & Eugenie Hunt

Produced by: Bernard Sofronski

 

Wade Collins visited Janet Walton and told her it was unfair to allow her daughter, Liza to tyranize them. Learning her mother had seen Wade, Liza arranged to date Randy Price again and at her suggestion, they and their friends broke into Wade’s parents’ unoccupied home to have a party. They vandalized the house and finally the police arrived and they were arrested. Wade refused to press charges and later took Liza to see Karen, his fiancee of several years ago who had been hospitalized for the last five years suffering from a drug breakdown. Liza finally realized that one can love two people differently and told her mother she could accept her marrying Wade.


Emily Rogers subtly inferred to Patti Whiting that none of the encouraging things Doug Martin told her about the custody hearing was fact, that it was all to reassure her because she could still lost custody of her son, Chris. Then Emily mentioned the idea of running away and waited for Patti to grab on to it. Emily helped Patti arrange an escape to New York, but, just in time, called Andrea Whiting, Patti’s mother-in-law, and Patti was stopped at the airport by Doug and her mother, Jo. In light of Patti’s attempted flight, the judge gave Patti’s husband, Len temporary custody of Chris and ordered a complete psychiatric examination of Patti before the final hearing. After Len took Chris, Patty ran away leaving a note saying everything was over.


Jo, sure that Patti and Len’s marriage had been broken up from outside, found no way to tie Andrea into it but suddenly realized Emily was always there when trouble occurred. Learning Emily felt her own marriage to Nick Hunter was destroyed by his love for his previous girlfriend, Jo went to Chicago to see him. She was amazed to find Patti there. Having nowhere to go, Patti went to Nick as a friend. She refused at first to believe Jo’s theory but Nick admitted Emily knew he loved Patti and to do this to Patti would seem to be justice to Emily. Patti was still afraid to return to fight for Chris as she realized there was no proof of Emily’s involvement in her problems. Andrea suddenly realized what Emily had done and Emily gloatingly confessed her step-by-step destruction of Patti’s marriage and her plans to marry Len herself. She warned Andrea that if she said anything about this, she would appear implicated herself and Len would hate her. Andrea was upset at Emily’s sudden influence over Len. 


Kathy Phillips’ dissatisfaction in her work in Doug’s office grew daily and she had frequent run-ins with Doug. Scott Phillips, her husband and Doug’s son, felt she was being unreasonable.

 

The Secret Storm

 

Written by: Gerry Day & Bethel Leslie

Produced by: Joseph D. Manetta

 

Kevin and Amy Kincaid saw Dr. Simon, New York specialist, who was optimistic about never regeneration in Kevin’s case. There was hope he might eventually walk again.


Joanna Morrison visited Dan Kincaid in prison and their father-daughter-like relationship seemed to be intact. She told him she could no longer trust Belle’s – Dan’s wife - love, though. Doug Winthrop accidentally met Joanna in the cafeteria where she worked. He was contrite and told her he still loved her, but she told him that he was part of her past, that she loved Robert Landers. Knowing Joanna wouldn’t seek out Belle, blaming her for only thinking of herself, not of Dan or Joanna when Dan’s troubles had begun, Robert called Belle and told her where Joanna worked. When this first meeting with Joanna worked out badly, Robert told Belle where he and Joanna lived. A second confrontation ended with a fight and Belle felt hurt and angry. Belle, furious with Joanna, told Dan if he saw Joanna at all, she would not come to visit him, he had to choose between them. Joanna was upset that Robert had told Belle how to find her, but he reminded her that he had told her he would use her to get to Belle. He insisted Belle meant only money to him, so there was no need to be jealous. Robert, using all he had learned about Belle, from Joanna, catered to Belle’s vanity and pride to carry her favor. He told her they shouldn’t hurt Joanna so she immediately saw Robert as a way to get back at Joanna, falling right into his plans for her. Isaac, Robert’s friend and co-racing enthusiast, was afraid that Robert’s involvement with Joanna would interfere with Robert’s Grand Prix car racing ambitions. Also, he was not convinced that Robert’s plans to get money from Belle would work.


Father Mark Reddin told Laurie Stevens the church was his life and she would find someone else. Realizing her very closeness was tearing him apart, he arranged a transfer to a parish in Kansas City. Mark met Chester Smith, formerly Father Leo, who left the priesthood to marry. Smith told Mark there were no simple answers but that he was happy. Mark visualized marriage to Laurie but couldn’t bring himself to decide to leave the church. Laurie accidentally met Blanche Smith, Chester’s wife. Blanche inferred that Chester felt trapped by his new life and their expected child since Blanche had guided his decision to leave the priesthood. Laurie decided she would never trap Mark, that he had to make his decision for himself. Laurie’s son, Clay was miserable about Mark’s planned departure and talked about running away. Laurie was aware of her son’s unhappiness but, in her own misery, didn’t fully realize the depths of his grief.


The mysterious carpenter Riley didn’t believe Mark’s assurance that he had never discussed Riley’s past with anyone in Woodbridge. Convinced the whole town was watching every move he made, Riley put his house up for sale and planned to leave town. He checked air fares to Brazil but couldn’t afford this. The Northcotes, puzzled at Riley’s vehement feelings about mental institutions, noticed his recent strange behavior. Ian Northcote questioned Mark as to whether Riley had been a mental patient. Mark confirmed that he was and that he still had fears of being institutionalized. Ian told Mark that Riley needed help. Riley had learned that Clay was the heir to two fortunes - Hollister and Clayborn - and, hearing Clay say he wanted to run away, he instilled the idea of camping in the woods in the child’s mind. He then bought camping equipment and, telling Clay his mother approved a camping trip, took the child off with him. An hour later, Laurie discovered her child was missing and became frantic.

 

Somerset

 

Written by: A.J. Russell

Produced by: Lyle B. Hill

 

Crystal Ames’ secretarial credentials were as impeccable as her looks and Sam Lucas hired her over his wife, Lahoma’s objections. Leo Kurtz was pleased as he planned for Crystal to diminish Lahoma’s influence over Sam. Sam and Lahoma fought constantly over Delaney Brands, his working late, Virgil Parris, Rex Cooper’s accident and Crystal. Lahoma was very much afraid her marriage was in serious trouble. Sam told her she was unreasonable and jealous and all would be fine with them if she would learn to trust him.


Virgil Parris ordered Carter Mason to have his step-mother, Emily, sell her Delaney Brands stock immediately or the syndicate would call in his debts. Zoe Cannell noticed her brother, Carter’s, fear of Virgil. Rex Cooper was home from the hospital, paralyzed and in a wheel chair but planned to return to work soon. Leo warned Virgil the syndicate wanted Rex in charge of production. Laura, Rex’s wife, still blamed Virgil and Ginger’s father Leo for Rex’s accident making Ginger’s life miserable until she and Tony, the Coopers’ son, could finally move into their own apartment. Leo told Tony several plant employees quit suddenly and Virgil replaced them from out of town. Meanwhile, Phil at the Hayloft told Sam he’d heard Delaney Brands were in money trouble since all these local men had to be laid off. Puzzled, Sam denied trouble.


Julian and Zoe Cannell fought constantly, she taunted him and he virtually ignored her and moved into a separate bedroom. Julian secretly visited Andrea Moore’s room and told her he married Zoe only for her family and her world, that he loved her, Andrea. She stopped him and told him never to mention this again. Dana, Andrea’s brother, wrote a book “Jingles the Clown” for Andrea. She was thrilled with it and took it herself to her stepfather Philip’s publishing house where she accidentally found Philip on his office couch in the arms of his secretary. Andrea ran out and later told Philip she wouldn’t say anything to her mother Emily for her sake, not for his. She told him she understood more about his frequent business trips with his faithful secretary, Millie. Philip would publish Dana’s book.

After Andrea’s collapse at her twenty-first birthday party, she made David Grant promise that he would find a way for them to be alone together so she could love him completely before she died. He insisted she wouldn’t die but promised to do what she asked. With Andrea’s illness reoccurring, Dr. Stan Kurtz feared poison was not the answer considering Emily’s care in supervising her daughter’s food and drink intake, but David learned that Andrea had been accepting unsupervised medication from Jingles the Clown whom she assumed was her brother, Dana, in disguise. When Andrea was told that Jingles was suspected, she refused to believe it until it was pointed out that anyone could be wearing the Jingles costume. A trap was planned whereby Andrea would signal her mother if Jingles came to her room.

 

Where The Heart Is

 

Written by: Claire Labine & Paul Avila Mayer

Produced by: Tom Donovan

 

Not covered in the Daytime Serial Newsletter

 

FEBRUARY 1973

 

All My Children

 

Written by : Agnes Nixon

Produced by : Bud Kloss

 

Anne Tyler Martin confronted her ex-husband Nick Davis with the fact that Kitty Shea was carrying his child. She told him they were through and that he had to marry Kitty for the child’s sake. Anne told her estranged husband, Paul Martin, about her ending relationship with Nick and that she planned to reopen the Boutique. He told her he would move back home for appearance’s sake but he admitted to his brother Joe that the marriage was over. A desperate Nick asked Kitty to marry him. She was overjoyed and managed to convince herself he did it for love even if she knew it was only for the baby. She began to have strong contractions. When the pain finally went away, she told herself everything was fine. Kitty and Nick went across the state line to get married.

 

Jeff Martin angrily refused to cooperate with his estranged wife, Erica Kane Martin in the planned magazine article about her and swapped their apartment with a married fellow doctor. She tried to enlist his family and Mary Kennicott, Jeff’s new lover to help her convince him but they all agreed to pretend that she and Jeff were a happily married couple was dishonest. Erica pressured her mother, Mona Kane, into allowing the article to be photographed in her home.

 

Little Philip Tyler was christened. When Chuck Tyler heard his wife, Tara Martin Tyler telling the baby about his wonderful father, Philip Brent, he cautioned her that infants absored things and that this kind of thing put a barrier between him and the child he wanted to feel was his. She agreed to put the past away but when she learned that Phil’s Vietnam buddy, Eddie, was nearby, she was drawn to find him. Phil’s mother, Ruth Martin, was the baby’s godmother and gave him Philip’s baby cup. She still felt she had to never let Chuck and Tara know she had learned this baby was her grandson.

 

Margo Flax told Jason Maxwell that their daughter Claudette was pinned to the son of a wealthy society family, the Montgomerys. No one knew that Jason was Claudette’s father. Anne ran into Jason, an old friend, in New York and had lunch with him.

 

Another World

 

Written by : Harding Lemay

Produced by : Paul Rauch

 

Mrs. Louise Goddard, the Carringtons’ housekeeper, resentful of Alice Frame’s presence in the household, secretly went to Bay City with a picture of Alice – whom she knew as Alice Talbot - to learn who she really was. Under the alias Dorothy Shaw from Seattle, she learned Alice was Mrs. Steve Frame. She was assured of Alice’s good character but found her husband Steve Frame had no interest in learning his wife’s whereabouts. She decided Alice was a threat to Iris, Elliot’s estranged wife. Eliot encouraged Alice to settle things with Steve once and for all.

 

Having promised Peggy Harris he would watch out for her half-sister Linda Metcalf before Peggy left Bay City, Ray Scott found himself reinvolved with gangster Jake Barnes who was trying to involve Linda’s boyfriend, Zach Edwards in a robbery. The confrontation led to gunfire and Ray was killed trying to shield Zach. Zach, wounded, told Linda he had learned from Ray’s death and was going to try to change to be more like Ray was.

 

Mark Venable was cleared of charges in his girlfriend Bernice Robinson’s death and left Bay City. Meanwhile, Pat Randolph reluctantly agreed to a vacation at Steve’s house in St. Croix with her husband John – they were at odds since John’s affair with the late Bernice. - She wasn’t sure she could forget John’s infidelity with Bernice but would try for their children’s sake. She was planning to get a job in order to build up her personal respect and self esteem.

 

Lenore Moore and Robert Delaney had come to realize how very much they meant to each other. Janice Frame, Steve’s sister, refused to date Dr. Russ Matthews, when she realized his mother Mary resented Steve. Actually, Janice was also attracted to Robert and resented Lenore. Janice went out of her way at work to arrange time alone with Robert and she practised writing “Mrs.” in front of his name.

 

Ted Clark refused to give his wife Rachel a divorce. He realized their marriage was over but wouldn’t do anything to make it easier for her. He had followed Rachel to Steve’s apartment when he heard her, in Steve’s arms, saying she only married Ted as she was sure she could never have Steve. Ada Downs, Rachel’s mother, threatened to brand Rachel an unfit mother and take her son Jamie from her unless she ended her affair with Steve. Steve told Rachel he fought his feelings for her for years. Rachel still had doubts despite Steve’s assurances of his feelings for her and Jamie. She woundered if he would put her aside as he did before if Alice decided to return.

 

As The World Turns

 

Written by : Irna Phillips & David Lesan

Produced by : Fred Bartholomew

 

Nancy Hughes received another letter from her daughter Penny explaining her marital problems involved a child. Meanwhile, Kim Sullivan moved back to her suite at the Greymere but she continued her flirtation with her sister’s husband, Bob Hughes, whenever she could. Kim was amazed that  her sister Jen chose to visit her daughter Barbara in New York rathen than be with Bob in Florida. Dr. John Dixon, who was deeply attracted to Kim, warned her she could be hurt if her objective was Bob. Jen, growing aware of Kim’s interest in Bob, asked Kim if she still resented the fact that she, Jen, married Chuck Ryan even though he had been dating Kim when Jen met him. Kim told her that was ancient history. Jennifer’s son, Rick Ryan told John about this old rivalry.

 

Dan Stewart had additional surgery on his arm but the probability of his resuming his surgical career was doubtful. His new wife, Liz had an internal hermmorhage and even additional surgery did not save her. Dan was desolate at the news of her death and remembered her last words to him: that Betsy was really his child and that his ex-wife, Susan Baxter, left their daughter Emmy’s gate open, causing the accident resulting in Liz’s death. He returned home, drank heavily and sank into depression.

 

Susan realized she carelessly caused Liz’s accident but told no one. She saw Dr. Flynn again and he told her it might be her husband’s fault she was not pregnant. Since Bruce didn’t know she was trying to conceive, she couldn’t ask him to see a urologist so she told him she thought she was pregnant to get a reaction. He told her he had a vasectomy years ago after learning he might be carrying the hereditary blood disease his brother in Boston was so ill with. He realized she had planned to have a child to make him accept Emmy into his home and they fought. She asked him to leave and planned to file for an annulment. Susan told her mother, Julia Burke, she realized Dan loved Liz but that was over and she hoped someday she, Dan and Emmy could be a family again.

 

When he learned Susan was getting a divorce and that she might be able to take Emmy from him, Dan was shocked. Peggy Regan, Emmy’s nurse, was convinced someone was in the house with Liz on the day of the accident. Ronnie Talbot, Liz’s brother, wanted to take Betsy to England for a while but Dan insisted Betsy would stay with him. Wally Matthews tried to make Dan see he had to live for Emmy’s sake. Dan told Wally the whole truth about Liz and himself and Betsy being their child, not his brother, Paul’s. He feared Liz’s death was retribution. Wally assured him this wasn’t true and told him of his own wife’s death and of giving his son up for adoption.

 

Peter Bunton discussed the possibilty of a medical career with Wally and valued his opinions highly. Mrs. Bunton thanked Wally for helping Peter. Only Wally knew Peter was the son he gave away twenty years ago. Meanwhile, neither Tom Hughes nor his uncle Don would explain why Tom left the family law firm. Tom had refused to check up on Wally’s background for Don’s personal reasons. Don had given Lisa Shea one more week to accept of refuse his marriage proposal. Lisa hoped Wally would propose, but it seemed unlikely.

 

Days of our Lives

 

Written by : William J. Bell

Produced by : Betty Corday

 

Susan Martin was horrified to learn that she, not her fiancé’s brother, Eric Peters, was the agressor the night Ann was conceived. She went away and her note to her fiancé, Greg told him she loved him but couldn’t marry him until she found out who and what she really was. Eric felt Susan and Greg had to marry and didn’t want Greg to learn he, Eric, was Ann’s father. He tried to get chapter 14 of his autobiographical manuscript deleted by the published because it was about Susan and that night in the park.

 

Laura Horton and the whole Horton family were concerned that her husband, Mickey was overworking himself into a second heart attack. He was adamant about being his own man and reminded her that this meant being a husband to her in every way.

 

With her husband Scott Banning badly injured, Julie Banning suddenly realized how good a husband and father he was. Despite all efforts, Scott died and Julie had to break the news to her son, David. She gently but lovingly helped him through the agonizing pain he felt and helped him to accept that his father was gone. Bob Anderson arranged an educational trust fund for David but Julie refused his offer of money for her despite the financial problems she realized she would have due to the inadequacy of Scott’s estate. Julie realized that David was trying to fill Scott’s place. The Horton men and Doug Williams tried to fill the void for him but Julie decided she needed a father for David and a husband for herself as quickly as possible. She methodically made a list: Don Craig, Bert Atwater, Greg Peters, Doug Williams. Ironically, Don, Bert and Greg all called to take her to lunch while Doug sent a gift for David.

 

Addie Williams learned she was pregnant. She was afraid to tell her husband Doug who had told her he didn’t want a child because he was sure she could not longer have one. Addie realized Doug was emotionally involved with her daughter, Julie and her problems and she wouldn’t try to hold him with a child. Laura made Addie promise she wouldn’t have an abortion without discussing it with Doug first.

 

The Doctors

 

Written by : Robert & Eileen Mason Pollock

Produced by : Allen Potter

 

The Manager of the hotel in which Cathy Ryker Bellini was hiding dropped in often to her dismay. He felt sympathy for this young widow, Mrs. Norman, and her child. He noted the resemblance between her child and the kidnapped Aldrich baby but only when he accidentally learned her “son” was a girl did he call the police. They arrived to find Cathy and Stephanie on the window ledge fourteen stories up. Steve Aldrich, Stephanie’s father, Matt Powers and Nick Bellini all tried to bring her in. Finally John Morrison was called and succeeded in getting Stephanie from her by promising to help her get away. She believed him as he reminded her she helped him conceal the fact he could walk long before he wanted it known in an attempt to win Althea back. When he returned to get Cathy, she panicked and screamed: “You’ve been lying all along!” and pulling away from her, she lost her footing and fell to her death.

 

Everyone considered John a hero for saving Stephanie and was even more impressed by his humility but Nick, who heard Cathy’s final outcry, had put the pieces together and confronted John accusing him of knowing Cathy was carrying a dead fetus when she tricked Nick into marrying her to clear the way for John to get his wife, Althea back. Althea overheard this and was furious with Nick, refusing to even consider the possibility it might be true. John tried to convince Althea that they had to try to reconcile for the sake of Althea’s daughter, Penny because she needed the stability of a normal family and that he, as a psychiatrist, could help Penny through the adjustment. Althea realized she didn’t love John but was torn by the need to do what was best for Penny.

 

Lauri James visited Hank Iverson in the hospital but planned to return to New York immediately. Mike Powers tried to persuade her to stay longer but when he learned she didn’t quit her singing career from boredom but that she lost her voice, he decided she was a poor example for Hank. Hank, back at the lab work, was sure his arm would never let him perform surgery again.

 

Carolee Aldrich was convinced she misjudged her mother-in-law, Mona in the past and was grateful for her help during Stephanie’s kidnapping. Realizing Steve disliked working for the new head of obstetrics, Mona set about convincing Ann to set up a pediatrics practice in partnership with old friend Cliff DeSales, obstetrician, in the professional suites beneath Mona’s new house. Mona planned to later convince Steve to leave his hospial practice and join his friends in private practice. Meanwhile, Nick and Ann found they were good company for each other as they understood each other’s problems and loss. Ann was afraid her memories of her late obstetrician husband would interfere if she tried to resume the practice of medicine.

 

The Edge of Life

 

Written by : Henry Slesar

Produced by : Erwin Nicholson

 

Ashley Reynolds agreed to his lover Phoebe Smith’s condition that he told his wife, Kay, about her before she would agree to go away for the weekend with him. When Kay avoided the confrontatation with sleeping pills, he lied and told Phoebe that Kay knew.

 

Vic Hastings returned Jake Berman’s wallet after making Johnny Dallas promise never to pull a holdup again. Vic arranged a restuarant manager’s job for Johnny. Jake accidentally met Johnny with Vic and later realized Johnny was the hold up man. When confronted by Jake, Johnny vehemently denied it and walked away from him. Joel Gantry, investigating Edith Berman’s death, was stunned to learn Edith actually did attempt suicide last year as Jake claimed. Joel’s mystery client felt Edith was definitely not a suicidal type and suspected foul play.

 

Jake followed his suicide threat with a drunken shooting in his apartment. Only his promise to see Dr. Jim Fields professionally prevented his being brought up on charges of careless use of firearms and attempted suicide. Jim made a housecall on Jake and after the session, realized Jake had many conflicts. He felt betrayed by Edith and she had two children by a previous marriage and he confused this betrayal with his unrequited love for Nicole Travis who was engaged to marry Adam Drake. Jim was surprised to learn from a photograph at Jake’s apartment that Edith was Jim’s patient, Mrs. Wilson, who consulted him about her husband whom she felt was trying to kill her. Meanwhile, Adam and Nicole set a March 21st wedding date.

 

Elly Jo Jamison agreed to give Simon Jessup one third of whatever she inherited in exchange for his arranging the death of pregnant Liz Fields. On his orders, she slipped Liz “wake up” pills and when Liz’s doctor couldn’t help her, Elly Jo planted the idea of Jessup’s hypnotherapy treatments in Orin Hillyer’s – Liz’s father - mind. Orin mentioned it to Liz and desperate for sleep, Liz called Jessup. He easily put her to sleep for the night. Knowing Jim’s objections to Jessup and his methods, Liz kept this from her husband. Jessup showed Elly Jo the projector slide of a sharp, cliff-top turn near Liz’s home and explained that this slide would be the instrument of Liz’s death. Adam and Nicole saw Jessup and Elly Jo breakfasting together and the unlikenss of this twosome bothered Adam.

 

General Hospital

 

Written by : Frank & Doris Hursley

Produced by : James Young

 

Howie Dawson took Brooke Clinton to diner for her birthday and bought her a four leaf clover charm. He bought an identical charm for his wife, Jane but told her he was working late. Brooke arrived home late for her date with Howie’s boss Burt Marshall and angry and jealous, he demanded to know who she was with. He hit her and she fell, hitting her head on a table. Realizing she was dead, Marshall wiped her fingerprints from the room and sneaked out. Detective Fred Martin learned Howie and Brooke dated during Howie’s separation from Jane and questioned him. Howie maintained he worked late that night. Marshall told Martin he worked late that night too, dated Brooke only occasionally and tried hard to throw suspicions on Howie. Martin learned Howie bought two charms - one was found on Brooke - and took her to dinner earlier on the night of her death. The police realized Marshall seemed to hate Howie intensely.

 

Teddy Holmes tried to convince Jessie Brewer to marry despite her being older that he was. Carol, Jessie’s niece, who had a crush on Teddy, ridiculed Jessie’s involvement. Steve Hardy and Phil Brewer, her ex-husband, tried to make her see Teddy was a sponger who was only interested in her money. She defended him and considered his proposal.

 

When Diana Taylor learned she was nine to ten weeks pregnant, she was horrified as she and her husband, Peter only began to try for conception four weeks ago. She was sure this child was Phil’s due to his forcing himself on her. Her doctor, assuming this child was Peter’s, told her there was no problem of the rare blood disease her first child had at birth. Diana told Phil never to visit her home again.

 

Duncan Stewart continued to encourage Audrey Baldwin into a relationship and asked her to go away for the weekend with him. She maintained her only interest is the safe return of her son Tommy. Steve Hardy blamed himself for encouraging her to marry Tom Baldwin in the first place. In Mexico, Tom, very ill, died. Tommy’s baby nurse told him she’d never give him up.

 

Wade Briggs, infuriated that his wife Mary wouldn’t come back to him as his wife, threatened to sue Lee Baldwin for alienation of affection as Wade’s father’s will left him a million dollars only if he and Mary were together. He nastily implied that Lee and Mary had an affair while she cared for his ill son during Meg’s – Lee’s wife - hospitalization. Knowing Meg’s illness was emotional, Wade threatened to take his nasty theories to Meg herself. Mary and Lee feared for Meg but Mary could not bring herself to return to Wade and Lee agreed she didn’t have to.

 

The Guiding Light

 

Written by : Robert Soderberg & Edith Sommer

Produced by : Lucy Ferri Rittenberg

 

Michael Bauer and Leslie Jackson agreed to call off their wedding plans as a critically ill Steve Jackson, Leslie’s father, had demanded they did. They planned to resume their plans when he was well again. Learning Leslie and Michael had parted, Steve’s agitation subsided and he began to recover rapidly from his heart attack. Hope, Mike’s daughter from a previous relationship, was afraid Mike and Leslie would never marry.

 

Charlotte Waring was very angry at Dr. Sara Werner’s coldness to her and she encouraged Kit Vested to try to take Dr. Joe Werner away from his wife, Sara. Charlotte had noticed how Sara’s medical practice had put a strain on the Werner marriage and hoped to capitalize on it. Meanwhile, Peggy Fletcher returned to work at the hospital as the cost of the private detectives she had looking for her missing husband Johnny was considerable.

 

Barbara Norris had agreed to marry Adam Thorpe. Holly, Barbara’s daughter believed Adam knew of his son Roger’s duplicity and resented him. She disapproved the marriage. Holly was becoming very interested in Dr. Ed Bauer and resented the fact that he was Janet Mason’s friend. She considered pretending to believe Janet’s story about Roger in an attempt to get closer to Ed. Ed was all the more attractive to her as Holly felt if he became interested in her, Janet would be hurt. Ed’s friendship with Janet and his efforts to help her through her separation from Ken were upsetting Bert, Ed’s mother. Janet’s mother, Ellen Mason, also resented Ed’s reentry into Janet’s life. Ed finally admitted he was crazy about Janet again. Janet saw her doctor and learned she was two to three months pregnant. Ken tried to put Janet out of his mind and under pressure from his mother, he began to have doubts that maybe Janet didn’t have an affair with Roger after all. When Barbara pointed out his jealousy was unreasonable and destructive, he began to put everything into perspective. He saw Janet and told her he believed her. He reaffirmed his love for her and begged her to let him come back. She told him she couldn’t but he told her he wouldn’t take that as final.

 

Papa Bauer passed peacefully away in his sleep. The profound loss felt by his family and many friends was somewhat assuaged at the memorial service by Ed’s words portraying Papa as the standard of good and right in the family with the assurance that Papa would live through memories and ideals through the future generation of the Bauer family. Michael sang Papa’s favorite song “To Walk With God.”

 

Love is a Many Splendored Thing

 

Written by : Ann Marcus

Produced by : Chuck Weiss

 

Angel Chernak had her D&C and her husband, Peter did the lab analysis himself. He was crushed to learn she had an advanced case of an exceptionally virulent malignacy. He insisted Angel not be told and told her the cobalt treatments she had begun were preventive, to avoid a reoccurance of a minor condition. She did become suspicious and started asking questions. When she found the home of her dreams, Peter took it and they moved in. He couldn’t bring himself to deny her anything.

 

Betsy Chernak realized her fiancé Joe wasn’t happy in his establishment job. He needed to be free and loose. Lily, Betsy and Peter’s mother, confided that Betsy’s father was like that and while there were lonley times, there were good times wth the bad. Betsy was up for a surgical residency with prominent Dr. Charles Warner. He recognized Joe’s feelings about Betsy’s work and warned her that a six year surgical residency left no time for personal conflicts.

 

Spence Garrison was very pleased with his new secretary Holly McAllister despite her relationship with Dr. Jim Abbott and recent meetings with Jim had cooled Spence’s old hostily towards him. Jim insisted on explaining to Iris that he ran out on her years ago as he had abnormal fears about losing her as he lost his wife who died. She told him she was happy and none of this past mattered. However, Jim realized he still loved Iris and hounded her with declarations of love and manufactured excuses to see her. She was very angry and told him they couldn’t even be friends. Holly sensed that Jim seemed to be drawing away from her and she told Iris he was acting as though he were in love with someone else.

 

Laura Elliot saw Jim professionally and he reconfirmed her inability to conceive a child. She reminded him that adoption was out due to her past emotional instability. Laura spent all her spare time at her sister’s hovering over Maggie – who was indeed the daugher her sister Iris had with Laura’s husband, Mark. - Iris was unaware that Laura knew Mark was Maggie’s father, but she was uneasy and annoyed at Laura’s constant preoccupation with Maggie. Mark asked Laura and Iris’s brother, Tom to investigate private adoption for them. Laura finally told Mark that Iris had always had everything and she had nothing. He was hurt that she considered their marriage nothing. Mark was frightened every time she said Maggie was half their child and indicated she’d do something about it.

 

Love of Life

 

Written by : Loring Mandel

Produced by : Bertram Berman

 

Rick Latimer’s divorce became final and he asked Kate Swanson to marry him. He was very supportive of her during their daughter, Rebecca’s illness. Dan Phillips, Kate’s former husband, was consulting on the case but insisted Kate not know he was involved. Kate resented his apparent lack of concern. When donors were needed for Rebecca’s blood wash, Rick donated blood and was stunned to learn he was not Rebecca’s father. He and Vinnie Phillis, Dan’s mother, anxious that Kate and Dan not learn that Dan was actually Rebecca’s father after all, pressured Candy Lowe into stealing the incriminating records. Candy hoped for a future with Dan, herself. Rick changed his blood type on the cards and wanted her to return them. When meningitis was diagnosed, Dan’s father, a specialist, was called in from Boston. Surgery was required and Rebecca came through it well, to Kate’s great relief. But Dan was intensely afraid Rebecca might be paralyzed or retarded if her persistent staph infection wasn’t stopped. Dr. Ledered and Dr. Joe Corelli were hesitant to agree with Dan’s insistence on intensive drug therapy because of the dangerous possible side effects.

Tess Prentiss found the rock opera plot notes in her late husband, Bill’s handwriting right where Bobby MacKey hid them and was overhelmed by the similarity between them and Bobby’s plot ideas. He then set her up for a shock by wearing a replica of Bill’s favorite shirt and singing one of Bill’s songs in a darkened room. She thought for a moment he was Bill. As Bobby had planned, these incidents increased the tension between Tess and Joe as Joe felt she had to let go of the past but she had been convinced she owed it to Bill’s memory to have Bobby finish Bill’s music. Tess and Joe finally agreed not to mention Bill or the music at all. Seeing Tess and Bill’s son, Johnny’s emotional tension, Bobby tried to set Johnny against Joe but Joe reassured the child he liked him for himself not just because he planned to marry his mother. Johnny disliked Bobby especially since Tess gave him Bill’s sweater. Jamie Rollins sensed there was something very wrong about the whole Bobby situation.

 

To Van and Bruce Sterling’s displeasure, their ward, Stacy Corby, had become deeply involved with ESP. Bobby used this fascination with ESP to further the impression he had some kind of contact with Bill. He led Stacy into thinking of a production of the rock opera and she entusiastically pushed the idea to Tess. Charles Lamont, Bill’s father, liked the idea, too. Meanwhile, Bruce’s newspaper was planning an article on Walter Morgan’s new business in Rosehill, but Morgan, MacKey’s accomplice, demured claiming his competitors would benefit from it. He realized that a check of his background would show he wasn’t the successful businessman he claimed to be and this would ruin Bobby’s and his plan to swindle the local residents.

 

One Life To Live

 

Written by : Agnes Nixon & Gordon Russell

Produced by : Doris Quinlan

 

Viki Lord Burke came out of her psychologically induced coma but was suffering from selective amnesia. She was unable to remember the last eighteen months. She didn’t remember declaring Joe Riley dead, marrying Steve Burke, her sister Meredith’s baby or Dave Siegel’s death, even Joe’s return. Everyone was careful to go along with her amnesia as Dr. Polk felt that suddenly learning the truth could cause Viki to retreat even further into the past. Joe told Dr. Larry Wolek about spending the night before the accident with Viki and their fight when she told him in the morning she was going back to Steve. Joe was furious that Viki wasn’t being told he was alive so he could see her. Viki dreamt about Joe and about Wanda Webb whom she didn’t remember knowing. Also, the music from the carousel Joe bought for her that night kept running through her head but she didn’t know where she heard that tune. Realizing Viki was growing more and more suspicious, Dr. Polk finally told her about her amnesia and that she was married to Steve. He refused to tell her more as it was very important that she tried to remember for herself. She did suddenly recall Mark and Julie Toland’s wedding and that was a start.

 

Mark Toland was very upset that his wife Julie used her mother, Eileen’s and her uncle, Joe’s problems to put off initimacies between them. He tried to explain that they were as much a family as she and her mother were. He then told her if she didn’t want to make love, she needed only say so and she didn’t have to manufacture excuses.

 

Carla Gray felt she still needed more time to decide about her future with Ed Hall but she was becoming more protective of him and close to him. Meanwhile, Cathy Craig was upset when she finally admitted her feelings about Steve Bruke to herself. She reminded herself that he was married to Viki and loved his wife deeply and tried to push these feelings from her mind by accepting a date with Jack Lawson. Steve confronted Joe and pushed him until he admitted he and Viki fought just before her accident. Angrily, Joe admitted Steve was right, Viki was coming back to him, but Joe insisted Viki was only doing this because she felt Steve needed her more, that she loved Joe and he loved her. Steve couldn’t help but feel that Joe’s words carried the conviction of truth and he was convinced that more happened that Joe had told him.

 

Return To Peyton Place

 

Written by : Robert Cenedella

Produced by : George Paris

 

Steven Cord pressed Betty Harrington until she finally admitted the child she was carrying was his, not Rodney’s. Despite their love for each other, she convinced Steven that if she divorced Rod and married him, the scandal would ruin his political career. He agreed, on the understanding that they would secretly meet often. Hannah Cord, Steven’s adoptive mother, was sure even without his admitting it that Betty’s child was Steven’s. Hannah and Betty were subtly jockeying for position as lady of the Peyton house. Betty was insistent on an irrevocable trust frund from Rodney’s inheritance to protect the future of her child, no matter what. In accordance with his inheritance, Rod assumed the presidency of the Peyton Company. Rod’s father, Leslie maneuvred himself into an advisory position with the company and tried to turn Rod against Greg who had been a trusted and competent executive in the company for years. Leslie was horrified when Rod offered the key position of head security officer to policeman Ed Rikker, a black. Rod, convinced Allison MacKenzie, was innocent of murder depsite her conviction, had spent considerable time searching for new evidence. Betty resented his preoccupation with Allison’s problems as Rodney was hardly ever home.

 

Elliot Carson still blamed his wife Connie for not letting him make a false confession to try to save Allison and had ignored her since the trial. He arranged a large, secrety loan from Rod and tried unsuccessfully to convince Allison to leave the country. She also saw through the false confession he coached Gino Panzini to make. Allison realized her memory of the night Benny died had substantial gaps and persuaded Dr. Michael Rossi to make arrangements for a truth serum to help her remember. She was upset that when she tried to remember the motors who drove her to the hospital that night, all she could visualize was Benny’s face.

 

In West Virginia, Benny’s mother was trying to conceal the newspaper stories of the death of her son, Jason B. Tate, in Peyton Place. She was heartsick that Allison, the wife of her fatally ill son, Benny, was living with Jason, calling him her husband. She felt his death was God’s vengeance and Allison deserved to go to prison. She did not know that Jason had convinced Allison that he was Benny when Benny left Allison right after their wedding when he learned of his illness.

 

Search For Tomorrow

 

Written by : Ralph Ellis & Eugenie Hunt

Produced by : Bernard Sofronski

 

Patti Whiting, finally convinced that Emily Rogers was the cause of her breakup with her husband Len, returned to Henderson just in time for the final custody hearing. Realizing she had no concrete proof against Emily, she requested Len’s mother, Andrea take the stand. Hoping Andrea knew the truth, Patti accused her of engineering the break up. Caught by surprise, Andrea hastened to vindicate herself by exposing Emily plan to destroy Patti’s marriage and take Patti’s place with Len and Chris. Len and Patti then dropped the divorce action. Andrea, sure Len and Patti would never forgive her for concealing the truth, rushed to Len’s new house where Emily was caring for Chris. Learning what happened; Emily decided to take Chris and ran away. Andrea tried to stop her and in the struggle, a candelabrum was knocked over and soon the dining room was afire. When Patti and Len arrived, the house was in flames, Chris was missing and Emily was in shock and totally disoriented. In panic and confusion, Emily accidentally fell from a window and was killed. Andrea saw her grandson, Chris, through the flames and rushed throught the fire to rescue him. Chris was fine but Andrea was hospitalized. She later recovered from smoke inhilation and Patti told her she was grateful to her but forgiveness would have to wait. Patti lied Bob Rogers that his daughter Emily died trying to save Chris. Everyone agreed that Bob should never learn the truth.

 

Wade Collins and Janet Walton prepared for their wedding and honeymoon trip to Paris. His parents arrived to meet Janet and her family and they gave them the enormous and elegant Collins house in Henderson for a wedding present. Janet assumed her father, Stu Bergman and her brother, Tom would live with them but Stu told Ellie Harper his house was still his house. Janet and Wade were married in a beautiful ceremony at the Collins home. Matt Weldon, a young intern at the hospital in Henderson, visited to tell Janet and her children that he knew Dan and how much he liked him and respected him. Liza, Janet’s daughter, was fascinated by Matt and persuaded her mother to invite him to dinner and then to the wedding.

 

Eunice Martin asked her husband, Doug to let his daughter-in-law, Kathy Phillips work on her civic project, the Bryant Park Committee. Doug flatly refused, saying Kathy wasn’t ready for a law case of her own and refused to discuss it. Realizing her ideas on her career advancement and Doug’s are irreconciliable, Kathy resigned from the firm. Scott, Kathy’s husband, was upset that she didn’t discuss this with him, but she made it clear her career decisions were not marital decisions. Doug blamed Eunice’s interference for Kathy’s resignation but he was sure Kathy would realize she was immature and impulsive and come back. However, Kathy accepted the Park case and got a job in the offices of John Wyatt who represented Len Whiting in the divorce case. When John learned the contractor in the Park case was involved in a prior case of Doug’s, he saw Doug and they found collusion, and the city denied approval for the building on the park site. When Doug proudly told Eunice this, she pointed out that if he had listened to anything she had told him over the past several months, he would have realized this long ago. He admitted he had not paid her the attention she deserved and promised not to tune her out again. She still felt put down.

 

The Secret Storm

 

Written by : Gerry Day & Bethel Leslie

Produced by : Joseph D. Manetta

 

Riley sent Laurie Stevens a ransom note but when he heard a radio news bulletin naming him as the suspected kidnapper of Laurie’s son, Clay, he panicked and didn’t pick up the money. As another day went by, Laurie became frantic. The emotional torment in Riley forced him to confession and, by chance, Father Mark Reddin heard this confssion. Riley confessed the kidnapping and asked for a blessing. Mark told him this was impossible unless he made restitution by returning the child. Mark promised Riley help but Riley ran away. Mark learned of the kidnapping as he was about to leave for St. Louis but told Msgr. Quinn he had to be with Laurie through this. He comforted Laurie and assured her God wasn’t vengefully punishing her for being in love with a priest. He insisted he knew Riley wasn’t homicidal. When she learned Riley was seen at the confessional, she was horrified that Mark didn’t mention it and still wouldn’t. She later understood his vows of silence had to be kept and went to church to apologize to him. Finding him at prayer, she knelt to pray too. While they were praying, Riley entered the church with Clay. Dr. Ian Northcote arranged psychiatric car for Riley. Mark returned later to Laurie’s home and told her he loved her and had to go away to think. He obtained a leave of absence and went to his mother Jessie’s ranch in Texas to work it out. Jessie was horrified at the idea of his leaving the priesthood. Mark’s hot tempered brother, Stacey, on parole now, resented Mark and refused to let Mark help him or even be close to him. His rudeness to Mark filled the Reddin home with great tension.

 

Robert Landers was playing Belle Kincaid like a fish on a hook, keeping her off balance and fascinated. He encouraged her interest in racing cars, his chosen career and flattered her and catered to her ego, telling her they were alike in needing to win and show the world. In addition to her need for male companionship and attention, Belle realized Robert could be another way to get back to Joanna Morrison for hurting her. With subtility, Robert maneuvred Belle into insisting he accepted money from her for new automobile equipment. Robert had told Joanna all along that he would use Belle to get money but assured Joanna that Belle herself meant nothing to him. He cautioned himself not to fall in love with Joanna, with whom he was living, as romance didn’t figure in his racing plans timetable.

 

Dan Kincaid wrote Joanna that his wife Belle wouldn’t visit him in prison if Joanna did. Joanna understood Dan’s need and love for Belle, but hated her even more. Joanna tried to help her friend Charlotte attract Doug Winthrop, Joanna’s old boyfriend, by showing Doug how happy she was with Robert, but the dinner plans backfried when Robert didn’t show up. He told her it was business but it was the races with Belle.

 

Brian Neeves was upset at the indavertent closeness he had developed with Amy and Kevin Kincaid. He had secretly artificially inseminted Amy so she could give Kevin the child they thought she was carrying when he was injured and paralyzed. Brian, however, had not told Amy that he was the donor.

 

Somerset

 

Written by : Henry Slesar

Produced by : Lyle B. Hill

 

Lahoma Lucas, feeling threatened and inadequate by self comparison with Crystal Ames, arranged for Crystal to meet her husband, Sam Lucas and was gratified when they hit it off well together. Lahoma insitinctively distrusted Crystal without knowing she was brought to Somerset to diminish Lahoma’s influence over Sam. Sam seemed unconcerned by Dr. Stan Kurtz’s report that almost all the new plant employees had bullet and knife wound scars.

 

Rex Cooper, paralyzed since his accident, returned to work at Delaney Brands. He was furious when he realized that Virgil Parris had cut production costs by cutting the quality of the whole canned food line. Leo Kurtz promised Rex he would correct this. Laura, Rex’s wife, saw the strain and pressured of Rex’s work were exhausting him to the point of collapse. She was further upset by Rex’s frustration at being a husband in name only since he was hurt. Leo visited Laura to ask for better relations between them for the sake of their children Tony and Ginger. Leo comforted Laura when she broke down in tears over Rex’s situation. Meanwhile, Virgil ordered Carter Mason to have his step-mother, Emily sell all her Delaney Brands stock as the syndicate wanted full control. However, on the basis of Sam’s glowing report on the company, she refused to sell.

 

The plan to unsmak Jingles worked and it was Andrea’s senile Aunt, Rowena, who had been bringing Andrea her medicine dressed in the clown suit. Rowena insisted she only wanted to help Andrea to get well and, when weed killed was found in the medicine bottle, Rowena was confused and incoherent and was unable to remember that Zoe Cannell gave her the costume and the medicine and instructed her to dose Andrea with it. Rowena would be placed in a sanitarium. Zoe hated Andrea as she felt she was the reason her husband Julian no longer loved her or would sleep with her. When confronted by Zoe, Andrea maintained she loved only David Grant. Zoe didn’t belive this as she had overheard Julian’s declarations of love to Andrea with Andrea had politely but firmly rebuffed. Carter confessed to Zoe that he was a failure in the investment business and owed the syndicate a million dollars. His failure to get Emily to sell her stock as ordered meant he might be killed by Virgil. Zoe visited Virgil and bought Carter two weeks more for $5,000. She then told Virgil she knew he was a hired killer, would he consider doing a job for her. He seemed to be willing and she later made another appointment to discuss this. She was horrified to run into Andrea and David in the lobby of Dover House, Virgil’s apartment house.

 

Learning Phillip Mason was planning to take his secretary Millie on another business trip, Andrea, his step-daughter, implied Millie’s presence was not for business reasons based on the scene she witnessed at Phillip’s office. He angrily denied her implications but later told his wife Emily that Millie might not go. He was hurt that Emily never felt jealousy and considered passion and heated emotion for the young, they were too old.

 

Where The Heart Is

 

Written by : Claire Labine & Paul Avila Mayer

Produced by : Tom Donovan

 

Not covered in the Daytime Serial Newsletter

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Thanks for sharing all that @FrenchFan I have Sep - Dec 1973. Wasn't sure if I had ever shared these before. Either way be good to re-upload. I can't write them out so here are the scans starting with September 1973. There are some cases where letters are cut off, but that was just how I got it. I will try to get October done tomorrow.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Paul Raven said:

Thanks so much for these. Just skimming over them and already discovered new stuff!

Until SOD came along there were only broad outlines available.

Exactly ! That is why I have been trying for years to have those complete since late 72 to late 75 before SOD appeared.

 

Thanks Will ! If you allow me, I will write them down for my own archives.

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18 minutes ago, soapfan770 said:

Re: AW 1972 what kind of character was Bernice Robinson like? 

 

Bernice Robinson was played by Janis Young from October 1969 to January 1973. She arrived in Bay City as con artist Wayne Addison's ex-wife and she wanted to get money he owed her. She encouraged him to marry Liz Matthews for money. Wayne and Bernice finally decided to ally and she became Steve Frame's secretary to spy on him while Wayne wanted to con him. Walter Curtin, Lenore's ended up killing Wayne Addison in fall 1970 and Lenore was tried for this. Walter got her acquitted but died in a car crash. Lenore learned Walter's involvement in Wayne's death before Walter's own death and carried the secret for years (she fled town in 1975 when Carol Lamonte nearly found out the truth). Bernice, during this time had befriended Lenore. She then had an affair with a married John Randolph whose marriage to Pat was rocky at the time. When she was murdered, Pat was the first suspect but it was Bernice's lover, Mark Venable who killed her accidentally.

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1 hour ago, FrenchFan said:

 

Bernice Robinson was played by Janis Young from October 1969 to January 1973. She arrived in Bay City as con artist Wayne Addison's ex-wife and she wanted to get money he owed her. She encouraged him to marry Liz Matthews for money. Wayne and Bernice finally decided to ally and she became Steve Frame's secretary to spy on him while Wayne wanted to con him. Walter Curtin, Lenore's ended up killing Wayne Addison in fall 1970 and Lenore was tried for this. Walter got her acquitted but died in a car crash. Lenore learned Walter's involvement in Wayne's death before Walter's own death and carried the secret for years (she fled town in 1975 when Carol Lamonte nearly found out the truth). Bernice, during this time had befriended Lenore. She then had an affair with a married John Randolph whose marriage to Pat was rocky at the time. When she was murdered, Pat was the first suspect but it was Bernice's lover, Mark Venable who killed her accidentally.


Thanks so much! Sounds like she was a classic soap vixen/femme fatale. I never knew John had an affair with her or was so adulterous around this time like he was in his final years. I’m always fascinated by the Lenore character, especially spending years trying to keep her deceased husband’s crime of murder well covered up. 

 

 

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On ATWT Lisa seems very passive from her "Hey Day" and even how she acted later. Were they trying to transition her to romantic heroine? Interesting that Barthalemule was the producer in 78 and the dismantling of the Hughes family.

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17 minutes ago, Mitch said:

On ATWT Lisa seems very passive from her "Hey Day" and even how she acted later. Were they trying to transition her to romantic heroine? Interesting that Barthalemule was the producer in 78 and the dismantling of the Hughes family.


Lisa’s stories for the early 70’s sound so strange, even as as late as 1975. I figure they wanted to mature her but had no idea what to do with her. When did the show kill over her son Chuckie? Seems kind of strange to do that along with “phantom” pregnancy. My guess is Lisa having to go toe to toe with Janice is how she got her groove back.

 

As for Bathlomew I didn’t realize her was EP during this time. If I recall right he was once a popular child actor that was long forgotten by the late 70’s by the time his attempts to helm both ATWT and SFT proved futile. 

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45 minutes ago, soapfan770 said:

As for Bathlomew I didn’t realize her was EP during this time. If I recall right he was once a popular child actor that was long forgotten by the late 70’s by the time his attempts to helm both ATWT and SFT proved futile. 

 

Yup!

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9 hours ago, FrenchFan said:

Exactly ! That is why I have been trying for years to have those complete since late 72 to late 75 before SOD appeared.

 

Thanks Will ! If you allow me, I will write them down for my own archives.

Yeah feel free to use them however you want : )

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