Season 1, Episode 1: Premiere2 April 1956
1 March 1957
Harry told Marilyn to start a fight with Cora at an appointed time, but later Marilyn didn't want to keep the meeting. Cora continued drinking heavily. Louise thought it was strange when Harry wanted to take a cab to their meeting and then said he needed to go back home to retrieve his speech. Marilyn confronted Cora, who passed out. Harry returned home with murder in mind.
4 March 1957
Before he killed her with Cora's whiskey bottle, Harry explained to Marilyn how he planned to get rid of her and frame his wife so that he could be with Louise. Sara found Marilyn's bludgeoned body in Cora's bedroom closet. Mike called the police. Sara begged Cora to recall the events leading to Marilyn's murder, but in her alcoholic blackout, she couldn't remember anything.
5 March 1957
The police zeroed in on Cora as the only suspect in the murder. Charlie was sent to find Jack who might be able to verify Cora's story. Cora neglected to mention to Mike that she had previously threatened Marilyn in front of witnesses. Jack and Betty Jean went against the wishes of her parents and made a date to meet one another secretly.
6 March 1957
Betty Jean's father Wyn Battle learned from Charlie that Jack and Betty Jean are still involved. Jack made a serious suggestion to Betty Jean. Mike feared that Marilyn's death will be ruled first degree murder. Mike questioned Jack, but his answers did not make things look any better for Cora.
7 March 1957
The arrival of Louise's ex-husband Phil Capice surprised her. Phil told Louise that he can't get her out of his head. Louise worried that someone will find out that she and Harry were at the Lane house the night Marilyn was murdered, but Harry warned her to keep her trap shut. Mike spoke with district attorney Ed Parmalee who has already decided Cora's guilt.
8 March 1957
Harry avoided Duke's calls. Fearing an imminent charge of murder, Mike fed Assistant DA Parmalee a tip and advised Cora to play sick in order to delay Cora's arrest. Duke told Mike that no one wanted Marilyn dead. Certain of Harry's guilt, Duke confronted Harry and made serious blackmail threats.
11 March 1957
Duke demanded money in exchange for his silence about Harry's crimes. Mike had Duke tailed. Charlie became passionate with Grace. Duke changed his story about Marilyn, and Mike suspected a payoff from Harry. Grace had an admission for Sara about which man she prefers, Charlie or Paul. Mike theorized Marilyn's killer re-set the time on her watch to trick police detectives.
12 March 1957
Winston verified part of Harry's alibi but also remembered something else important about Harry's activities the night of the murder. Cora couldn't be sure of her own innocence and considered skipping town until everything blows over. Mike questioned Grace for details about the relationship between Harry and Marilyn. Grace couldn't quite recall everything about an odd incident between the two.
13 March 1957
Winston remembered being tipped off by an anonymous dame about being cheated by Harry, but wasn't sure if Marilyn had been the caller. Paul pressured Grace to answer his marriage proposal. Grace finally recalled an incident that made her sure that Harry and Marilyn were involved. Mike suspected that Marilyn was blackmailing Harry. Parmalee gave Mike a short deadline to gather evidence before he charges Cora.
14 March 1957
Jack's statement to the cops angered Harry. Sgt. Killbourn interviewed a new witness, a cab driver parked outside the auditorium where Harry gave his speech the night of the murder. Harry confessed to Mike that he and Marilyn had more than a professional relationship. Later, Mike doubted the veracity of the cab driver, who insisted that no one left the auditorium during the period when Marilyn was being killed.
15 March 1957
The taxi driver altered his story but not enough for Mike's satisfaction. Phil confided to Winston that he and Louise can't reconcile while she's in love with someone else. Phil and Winston made a pact to uncover Louise's secrets. Louise was afraid that Harry made her an accessory to murder. Mike vowed to lean on Harry until he snaps.
18 March 1957
A newspaper story suggesting that Mike was covering up Cora's guilt annoyed Sara. Cora promised to stop drinking. Asst. DA Parmalee pressured Mike to close the murder case. Mike's hopes were dashed with an airtight alibi. Betty Jean's mother admitted she's afraid that her daughter and Jack will marry too soon. Sara visited neighbor Billy Harper, a young boy who's hospitalized. Mike tricked Harry by implying there are witnesses who saw him leave the auditorium before the murder.
19 March 1957
Phil made a discovery about Louise's secret lover. Louise begged Harry to take her away on a world cruise before the cops start closing in on them for Marilyn's murder. Mike and the police increased the pressure on Harry with more innuendos and scenarios about his guilt. Later, Harry began to crack and phoned for Louise to secretly meet him at his private lodge.
20 March 1957
Al Ford, who wrote the article filled with innuendo about Mike, attempted to goad Sara into making an incriminating statement against Cora. Sara asked Ford to leave her home. Mike made a case to Asst. DA Parmalee that Harry could be guilty of killing Marilyn. The police tailed Harry to the lodge. Louise flatly refused Harry's demands that she lie about their whereabouts the night of the murder. Harry threatened to reveal that Louise was the perpetrator of a hit and run in Nevada.
21 March 1957
Under duress and afraid of Harry's threats, Louise gave a deposition to the cops. Mike coerced Louise into admitting that she was the informant who tipped off Harry with insider information that helped him cheat Winston out of the Brody and Clark real estate deal. After reading Louise's deposition, Winston was devastated to learn that he was betrayed by his own daughter.
22 March 1957
Winston begged Louise to tell him the truth about the Brody and Clark deal. Breaking down, Louise was on the verge of admitting to her father what happened in Nevada. With the DA presenting Cora's case to the grand jury in three days, Mike was ordered to stop pursuing a case against Harry. Mike promised Sara that he wouldn't stop looking for the truth and vowed to nail the real killer.
25 March 1957
Harry hired lawyer Bernard Ehlers to defend Cora. Mike questioned Phil about whether or not Louise and Harry are intimate, but Phil responded that Louise hates Harry. Mike was suspicious why a woman would betray her own father for a man she despises. Grace admitted to Mike that Louise leaked the Brody and Clark deal to Harry in October. Mike realized that Louise betrayed Winston only two months after starting to see Harry.
26 March 1957
Harry groused at Paramlee that Mike is continuing to question him when Cora is the one going before the grand jury. Parmalee told that Mike that he should quit the police force if he wants to keep playing detective. Winston took great offense when Mike's comments suggested that Louise might be Harry's accomplice in murder. Little Billy Harper returned the hero's medal that Mike gave him in the hospital. Mike made Billy see that his bravery in the face of a serious operation deserved the medal.
27 March 1957
Parmalee conceded a grudging respect for Mike's dogged determination. Sara confessed to Mike that she once heard Cora threaten to bludgeon Marilyn with a vase, but Marilyn wasn't afraid. Mike argued to DA Bruce Thompson that Marilyn wasn't afraid of Cora, but Marilyn feared the person who killed her, because she was hiding in Cora's closet when the killer struck. Mike suggested a pre-trial hearing rather than a trial. Parmalee cautioned Mike that if Cora is actually brought to trial, it could crush Mike's future as an attorney.
28 March 1957
Ehlers turned to Grace for information about Cora's drinking and her close association with the Martin Spode family. Sara tipped off Ehlers that someone sent the Spodes an anonymous letter that exposed Cora's alcoholism, and that in turn made Hester take young Bebe away from Cora. Ehlers contacted Hester, now living in Florida, but she couldn't identify the person who tried to sabotage Cora. Cora was told that she'll probably go to trial for murder, and fearing jail, planned to skip town.
29 March 1957
Helen tailed Cora, who went to the train station and planned to leave for Springfield. Helen arrested Cora to stop her from fleeing, but the DA's office had her tailed, too! And made the charge stick. At the bail hearing, Mike pleaded Cora's case, then the judge found her a flight risk and ordered her jailed until trial. Mike told Cora to face her fears and find strength in her solitude, but Cora collapsed sobbing in her cell and begged God to her help her.
1 April 1957
Mattie had doubts about Cora's innocence. Betty Jean's mother argued that she and Jack should be able to date, but Betty Jean's father Wyn reiterated that Jack's aunt is a drunk and murder suspect. Wyn forbade Betty Jean to ever see Jack again. Jack made Betty Jean choose between him and her parents. Cora was forbidden from accepting Sara's gift of a vanity mirror because the jail matron feared Cora might break it and use the sharp edges to slit her wrists.
2 April 1957
Mike told Captain Marceau that the lab found an uncommon sedative in Cora's blood the night of the murder, and theorized that Harry had drugged Cora, murdered Marilyn, and framed his wife. At the jail, Cora admitted to Mike that her maid Marie had given her vitamin capsules shortly before Marilyn's murder. Mike questioned Marie who told him that Cora once mistook a sedative for her vitamins and was comatose for over an hour. Mike called Harry in for routine questioning, then showed Harry how easy it would be to grind up tablet and place it in an empty capsule. Harry started to unravel.
3 April 1957
Seeing Harry's panic, Marceau gave Mike a free hand to continue the investigation. Later, Mike learned that Louise has a history of speeding and reckless driving. Sara counseled Betty-Jean on how to win back Jack. Betty-Jean took Sara's advice and made time with a boy named Allen to make Jack jealous. After a furious Jack saw Betty-Jean and Allen together at the soda shop, the two reconciled. Sara mentioned to Mike that the feud between Harry and Winston dates back to Harry's love for Winston's late wife, also named Louise.
4 April 1957
Mike instructed Charlie to find out why Louise's personal habits changed suddenly a year ago. Sara visited Cora in jail and was unnerved to hear that Cora has accepted her fate and wants to give up. Cora admitted that she's considering a confession just to put an end to the trial and all the publicity. Phil informed Mike that Louise suddenly changed last year after a trip to Reno to get their divorce. Mike hustled to stop Cora's confession, warning that if Cora confesses, her only alternative to jail is permanent confinement to an asylum. Phil lied to Harry that he's going to re-marry Louise. Mike was delighted by Harry's jealous reaction to the news, since it gives Harry a motive for framing Cora.
5 April 1957
Mike theorized that Harry solved two problems at once by killing a blackmailer, Marilyn, and framing his drunken wife Cora for the crime. Winston followed Mike's advice to undermine Harry's confidence by turning up the pressure on his business. Harry handed over blackmail money to Duke, but argued he can't afford any more because of heat from the cops and sudden cash flow problems. Duke suggested that Harry play it cool because the cops are using the old squeeze-play maneuver to make him crack.
8 April 1957
Mike hinted to Louise that he knows about her past in Nevada, but just as she was about to confess, Harry arrived. Harry warned Louise about Mike's tricks and tried to persuade her to betray her father again. Lane Trucking continued to suffer as Winston pulled strings to get another company to cancel its contracts with Harry. Harry descended into madness, espousing his power and screaming that no one can destroy him.
9 April 1957
Mary Harper admitted to her husband Roger that she's overdrawn at the bank again and needs money to balance the account. After giving Mary more money, Roger suggested that they meet Mike and Sara Karr, who befriended their son Billy while he was in the hospital. Later, Mary visited Sara and made ominous statements about not wanting to live if she should ever lose her son. When Sara casually mentioned the date, April 9th, Mary panicked and fled the Karr home. Mike met with Roger and learned that Marilyn wasn't insured at the time of her death. Mary kept an appointment with the mysterious Clayton Pike, who is blackmailing her. Pike revealed that he must raise his fee for "standing as a protective factor" between Mary and "unpleasant circumstances". When Mary insisted that she can't pay any more money, Pike suggested telling Roger the truth. Later, Mary lied to Roger that the money he gave her to cover the bank overdraft had been stolen from her purse. Sara told Mike about the strange incident with Mary and said that she saw "terror" in Mary's eyes.
10 April 1957
Sara shivered when Mike informed her that Cora's judge is the same one who sent Martin Spode to prison and seldom shows mercy. The judge's wife is a former acquaintance of Cora and asked her husband to be nice. Judge Neuman guessed that Mike will be an ace attorney some day, but Mike joked that he should save his compliments until the bar exam scores are in. Cora's pre-trial hearing got underway,
11 April 1957
As the hearing got underway, Mike testified about Marilyn fearing her killer but not being afraid of a drunken Cora. Under oath, Mike swore that he believed Cora innocent of the crime. Judge Neuman ordered a recess when an upset Cora became hysterical. Sergeant Fisk testified that Cora's fingerprints were found on the neck of the whiskey bottle, indicating that she grasped it to use as a weapon rather than to pick it up to pour a drink. Fisk's testimony caused Cora to lose her cool again.
12 April 1957
Mike warned Sara that they had to find a way to stop Cora's outbursts in court, which made her look even more prone to sudden violence. Sara attempted to reason with Cora, but it was to no avail. Phil recalled seeing Louise and Duke together in a Reno hotel when she went to Nevada to finalize their divorce. Mike theorized that Duke spilled the beans about Louise's troubles to Harry, who used the information to blackmail her. Later, Mike paid a surprise visit to Duke, but he pretended not to know Louise.
14 May 1957
Mike received a lucrative job offer from a prestigious private law practice . Later he told Sara that he rejected DA Bruce Thompson's offer to work in the DA's office, but Sara urged him to reconsider Thompson's offer. Mike and Sara's disagreement over the jobs turned into a terrible argument. Young Billy Harper advised Mike to apologize whether he was actually remorseful or not. Mike brought Sara candy, flowers and an apology, with a joke about a mink coat coming later. Mary became upset after Clayton Pike called her at home and talked with Roger.
15 May 1957
Roger admitted to Mary that the doctor has him on a new exercise regime which will place some strain on his heart, so Roger needs complete emotional tranquility. Alarmed about Roger's health, Mary confronted Pike and begged for more time to pay the protection money. A reluctant Pike agreed to Mary's demands when his wife Liz arrived unexpectedly. Liz correctly sensed that Clayton is involved in another shady deal. Sara wanted to help Mary, but Mary insisted that no one can help her now. Later, Mary wondered how she'd ever be able to tell Roger that Billy isn't really his son.
16 May 1957
Mike resigned from the Monticello police department and accepted Asst. DA Parmalee's job offer. Mike's first case will be the prosecution of a black-market baby ring. Mary saw a story in the newspaper about Winston's desire to end the illegal sale of babies in Monticello. Roger blamed the victims for paying for children. Mary fantasized about telling Roger that she bought Billy on the black market after their own child died while Roger was undergoing dangerous heart surgery. Roger died of a heart attack in Mary's fantasy.
17 May 1957
Jack wanted an answer from Betty Jean to his marriage proposal. Charlie received the bad news that Grace moved to San Francisco. Sara confirmed for Charlie that Grace sent her a letter from California, but there wasn't a return address because Grace doesn't want Charlie or Paul to contact her. Charlie said that he planned to find Grace even if she doesn't want to see him. Rosemarie Bremen paid a visit to Winston and agreed to help him because she was victimized by the black market ring.
20 May 1957
Rose Marie told Winston that she sold her baby to a man named Thomas McMahon after her young husband died of polio and left her penniless. Rose Marie had met McMahon at a charity clinic, and he offered to pay her expenses if she'd give him the baby after it was born. Rose Marie had written a letter to her husband's parents asking for help, but McMahon promised to mail the letter and apparently didn't. When her in-laws didn't respond, Rose Marie agreed to McMahon's plan. Jack told Winston that he wants to assume Harry's position at Lane Trucking, but Winston informed Jack that the company is being liquidated to pay Harry's debts. Winston offered Jack a job at Grimsley, but a belligerent Jack refused. Winston convinced Jack to accept a temporary two-week job over the state line in Hillsdale. Later, Jack told Betty-Jean that the Hillsdale job is a perfect opportunity for them to elope. Betty Jean was reticent about running away. Jack warned Betty Jean that if she didn't meet him after graduation to runaway, she'd never see him again.
21 May 1957
Betty Jean penned a letter to her parents, left it where they could find it, and drove off with Jack just before her high school graduation. After she left, Betty Jean's note blew away in the wind. Betty Jean's father worried when she didn't come with her date Duly Masterson. Later an angry Wyn discovered from Duly's parents that Betty Jean was spotted leaving Monticello with Jack. Wyn phoned Mike to ask that an APB be issued to find the young lovers.
22 May 1957
Mike and Sara quarreled about the situation with Jack and Betty Jean. Mike met with Rosemarie and Winston who told him that Jack went to Hillsdale. Sara heard from Jack. Wyn found Betty Jean's note and went to the Karr home. Later, Betty Jean and Jack arrived to announce that they're married. Wyn wanted to have the marriage annulled but was upset to learn it had already been consummated. Jack nixed Sara's idea that he and Betty Jean move in with Mattie.
23 May 1957
Mike and Louise had a heart-to-heart and reconciled their differences. Mike was pleased to learn that Louise and Phil plan to remarry. Rosemarie requested immunity from prosecution in exchange for information to break the black market baby ring, but Mike couldn't make any promises. However, Mike vowed to Rosemarie that he would do his very best to track down Thomas McMahon and return her baby girl to her.
24 May 1957
Mike asked Willie for help on the black market baby ring, but Willie was apprehensive because of his last investigation. Mike informed Willie that Thomas McMahon is actually Leo Sekuler, a man Willie once investigated. Rose Marie spotted Sekuler at the charity clinic and called Mike, who told her to leave immediately. Sekuler caught Rose Marie and intimidated her into remaining silent about their association. Willie confronted Sekuler, who denied knowing Thomas McMahon. Rose Marie lied to Mike that she didn't recognize Sekuler's mug shot as being the man she knew as Thomas McMahon. Later, Rose Marie wouldn't finger Sekuler in a police lineup. Willie scolded Rose Marie for protecting Sekuler. Sara noticed a bruise on Rose Marie's face. Mike realized that Sekuler "gave her a small example of what would happen to her if she identified him". Mike told Willy that they must "wrap up Sekuler".
27 May 1957
Rosemarie told Sekuler that she wants back the baby she gave away. Sekuler indicated that a payoff might be necessary to secure the child who was adopted over a year ago. Sekuler called Clayton Pike and warned him that there's trouble brewing. Pike was afraid to deal with Sekuler again because Rosemarie already talked to the cops. Rosemarie debated whether or not to squeal on Sekuler.
28 May 1957
Sara thought Roger looked upset when he came searching for Mary. Mary met with Pike, and he got angry and began to blackmail her when she only gave him part of a payment to keep quiet about Billy being adopted from the black market. Mary argued that Roger would have a heart attack and die if he ever finds out the truth about Billy. Sara brooded about Mike not letting her go back to work. Mary was nervous with Roger after the meeting with Pike, who gave her until the end of the week to give him more money.
29 May 1957
Jack worried that he won't be able to find a job that can support himself and Betty Jean. When Betty Jean needed money to buy groceries and pay the rent, Jack went to Sara for help. Mary became edgy over Roger reading another newspaper article about Mike's investigation into the black market baby operation. Betty Jean smelled perfume on the money Jack gave her and became jealous, but later she realized that Sara had lent him the money.
30 May 1957
Mike had Willy tail Rosemarie to her meeting with Sekuler, and he figured that Rosemarie is trying get her baby back. Sekuler convinced former lawyer Eddie Holland to draft papers indicating that Rosemarie gave up rights to her daughter. Mike decided to pick up Sekuler and keep him on ice until he can persuade Rosemarie to squeal. Sekuler warned Rosemarie that only he can get her kid back and made her sign papers first.
31 May 1957
Rosemarie begged Winston to drop the investigation, arguing that if the story is picked up by the papers, her in-laws might find out her secret. Sara and Mike visited the Harpers, and Mary became unnerved when Roger started showing off Billy's baby photos. Winston demanded to an angry Mike that he leave Rosemarie and Sekuler alone. Mike's conversation about adopted babies struck a nerve with Mary. After she and Mike got into a quarrel, Mary ran out.
3 June 1957
Roger enlisted Sara's help to find out why Mary has been so edgy lately. Winston and Mike disagreed over the governor's decision to not keep pressuring Rosemarie. Mike asked for the help of Pat Sherman who runs the Ho Hi Ho club. Sherman talked to some cohorts in the rackets to get information on Sekuler. Mike wanted more information than the preliminaries that Sherman offered him.
4 June 1957
Sara admired Mary's expensive broach. Later Mary hocked it to get more blackmail money for Clayton Pike. Roger learned that he might get a work transfer and considered a change for the family a good thing. During a tea party, Mattie and Betty Jean got off to a bad start when Mattie acted coldly toward her, and Betty Jean lost her temper. Mary's hopes were raised after Roger told her that they might be leaving Monticello for good.
5 June 1957
Jack worried that he's being blackballed in his job search because of his association with Harry, but he finally got a break with Jake Golick's trucking company, even though Harry had cheated him. Mattie considered selling her house now that Jack and Sara are gone. Jack lied about getting a supervisor's job at Jake's trucking company and was called on the carpet for taking money from Sara. Mattie lectured Jack about where he's going in life.
6 June 1957
Mike raced against time to arrest Sekuler over orders otherwise. Eddie Holland completed the papers that verify Rosemarie gave up all rights to her daughter. Sekuler pressured Rosemarie to sign his document by saying that she could have her kid back within 24 hours of signing it. Winston confessed to Mike that he was responsible for the DA and governor pulling him off Sekuler's back. Pat Sherman's informant linked Sekuler and Holland, prompting Mike to order an arrest.
7 June 1957
Mike and Winston crossed swords over Mike's orders for Willy to take Sekuler into custody. Rosemarie finally cracked and decided to squeal on Sekuler. Holland advised Sekuler to blow town because word's out that Rosemarie's going to squeal to the DA. Sekuler swore that he'd get at Rosemarie. Later Rosemarie went into hysterics when it was discovered that Sekuler skipped town without revealing the whereabouts of her baby.
10 June 1957
A furious Rosemarie blamed Mike for blowing her chances of getting her daughter back. Parmalee said that Mike's reckless behavior ruined the investigation, so he's being dismissed. Mary admitted to Sara that she's in trouble and moving away will solve her problems. Mike tracked down Rosemarie and made her see reason. Parmalee told Mike that he's being taken off the crime commission. After Rosemarie mentioned her daughter having a rare medical condition, Mike had an idea about how they can find her without Sekuler's help.
11 June 1957
Mike raised Rosemarie's spirits with the news that her clue might help them uncover her daughter's whereabouts. Parmalee told Mike that he's making a report of Mike's insubordination and dismissal from the crime commission, and warned that DA Thompson could fire Mike from the DA's office. Mike wouldn't give Parmalee his new clue in the case. Willy agreed to help track down Rosemarie's baby. Parmalee's wife Mildred attempted to comfort him about the unpleasant incident with Mike.
12 June 1957
Mattie told Sara that Uncle Harry's prison psychiatrist wants to meet with Cora. Mildred and Sara agreed to combine their efforts to resolve the tension between Mike and Parmalee. Parmalee asked for help from DA Thompson's secretary Joyce, who told him that he should dictate a memo describing Mike's actions. Later, Mildred told her husband that he made a terrible mistake. Parmalee attempted to get the memo back from Joyce, but she lied that she had already sent it. After Parmalee left, Joyce took the memo and mailed it.
13 June 1957
Totally out of touch with reality, Harry dictated a letter to Marilyn, asking the governor for help with all of the people who are persecuting him. Cora paid a visit to Jack and Betty Jean, and when Jack told her about his important new job, she warned him not to fall into the same trap as his Uncle Harry. At the prison hospital, Harry's psychiatrist told Cora that Harry's going to be confined to a ward for the criminally insane and will never recover. Cora wished Harry heartfelt luck and said her goodbye.
14 June 1957
Willy warned Mike not to trust Parmalee and Joyce. Joyce told Mike that DA Thompson wants a meeting with him. Mike and Sara quarreled about Sara wanting to work, and the situation grew worse when Cora spilled the beans about Sara giving money to Jack. Joyce hinted to DA Thompson that Mike's angling for his job. Willy found a promising lead on Rosemarie's baby but insisted that Mike has to be the one to actually recover the kid.
17 June 1957
Teresa and Louie Baccoli, who adopted Rosemarie's baby, planned to skip the country before the cops closed. Mike tracked down the Baccoli's pharmacist who told him that the couple was too old to have their own child. Teresa went to collect the baby's prescription, just missing Mike. Later, she and Louie packed the car for their drive to Canada.
18 June 1957
Mildred suspected that Parmalee's vendetta against Mike originates from Mike being right in the Cora Lane trial. DA Thompson was annoyed to discover that Mike swore out a warrant for the Baccolis. Mike managed to stop the Baccolis who confessed that Sekuler sold them their baby and claimed that the mother was dead. Thompson thawed toward Mike after hearing he'd found Rosemarie's baby, but Parmalee said he'd get Mike next time.
19 June 1957
Joyce manipulated Parmalee's jealousy of Mike. Mike didn't fall for Joyce's offer of congratulations in getting Rosemarie's baby back. Mattie insisted that she hasn't forgiven Wyn and Ella Battle for treating Jack badly. Mike broke the good news to Rosemarie and suggested that she finally tell her family the truth. Parmalee didn't accept Mike's offer to call a truce.
20 June 1957
Teresa Baccoli refused to give up the baby and accused Rosemarie of being an unfit mother. Mike tried to referee the two women. A welfare agent told Willy that neither Rosemarie nor Teresa should have the baby in the current situation. Mike learned that Sekuler has been traced to nearby Springfield. Teresa considered hiring an attorney to fight for the baby.
21 June 1957
Louie Baccoli took action by inviting Rosemarie to his home. Parmalee's jealousy of Mike grew. Teresa agreed to let Rosemarie see her daughter. After watching Rosemarie's interaction with the child Teresa realized the most obvious solution. Parmalee ordered Mildred to stop being friends with Sara Karr. Teresa gave everyone her decision about what to do with Rosemarie's child.
24 June 1957
Sara and Mattie came up with a plan to convince Mike that Sara should be allowed to work. Betty Jean told Sara about Jack's latest plan to go into business with Johnny Phillips, whose father JH Phillips is an influential Monticello businessman. Betty Jean confided that Jack needs money, and she's afraid of how far he'll go to get it. Rosemarie's former mother-in-law Mrs. Tupper came to Monticello to see the baby.
25 June 1957
Rosemarie convinced Mrs. Tupper to go to the Baccolis' to see the baby, though Mrs. Tupper doubts the child's paternity. Willy convinced Rosemarie, Teresa, and Louie to testify against Sekuler. Willy used the Baccolis' typed birth certificate to compare against Eddie Holland's typewriter. Holland began to crumble when Willy suggested the connection. Mrs. Tupper realized that the Baccoli baby is he late son's child.
23 June 1957
Willy tailed Sekuler, who was back in Monticello. At the Harper house, Sara realized that Mary was lying when she told Roger that she hadn't seen her expensive brooch in a while. Mary made Sara promise to not tell Roger the truth about the brooch. Roger reported Mary's missing jewelry to the insurance company for an investigation. Willy confronted Sekuler.
27 June 1957
Sekuler gave a statement to the cops denying any involvement with Rosemarie's baby being stolen. Mike was suspicious of Joyce, who wanted to act as stenographer for Sekuler's statement. Mike had another talk with Parmalee and realized that Joyce is trying to sabotage him. Cora said her final goodbyes before moving back to New England. Mildred consoled Parmalee who admitted that he isn't half the man that Mike is.
28 June 1957
During their coffee klatsch, Mildred confessed to Sara that Parmalee fears Mike will take his job. A stunned Roger learned from the insurance adjuster that Mary sold the missing brooch. After the adjuster showed him undeniable proof, Roger angrily demanded that Mary return home to talk. Roger confronted Mary, who stuck to her story, until Roger showed her the proof he has of her duplicity.
1 July 1957
Mary was unable to continue lying and confessed about selling the brooch. After Roger decided that their marriage is a farce, a tearful Mary ran out, and Roger suffered an attack. Sara wasn't thrilled with Jack's talk of going into business with Johnny Phillips. Mary went back home and found a sick Roger, who had another attack and passed out. Sara and Billy arrived at the Harper home along with a doctor, and Mary claimed that she killed Roger.
2 July 1957
Roger's condition stabilized. Mary tried to phone Clayton Pike, but she got his wife Liz, who thought Mary was one of Clayton's rotten dames. Liz told Clayton about Sekuler being picked up by the cops and warned him that his activities must not hurt their current schemes. Clayton lied that he has no business with Sekuler. The doctor cautioned Mary that another attack might kill Roger. Clayton told Mary that if she can't keep paying him, he can't continue to keep her secret.
3 July 1957
Johnny Phillips talked Jack into going to Mattie to get the money they need to start their business. Winston asked Mike to smooth over some ruffled feathers by giving Parmalee some of the credit in the black market baby investigation. Mattie told a dejected Jack that she turned over her financial administration to Winston, who won't give Jack the money. Jack began to sound like Uncle Harry when he wailed to Betty Jean that his mother has turned against him.
4 July 1957
Rosemarie learned that Sekuler is out on bail. Sekuler went to Clayton Pike for help, but Clayton told him to stay away. Later, Sekuler talked to Liz Pike and told her that Clayton is two timing her with a blonde, and he'll help her get back at him. Liz subtly fished for information with Clayton. Mike received word from Willy that Sekuler and Clayton Pike were seen together.
5 July 1957
Mary sharply instructed Clayton to never contact her again, but he convinced her to meet him. Roger clued Mary in that he knows she runs off to secret meetings with a man after getting mysterious phone calls. Liz followed Clayton to his meeting with Mary, who Liz mistook for the mistress Sekuler told her about. Roger informed Mary that he wants out of their marriage, and defeated, she didn't object. Clayton arrived home to find an infuriated Liz, who threatened to destroy him and Mary.
30 September 1957
Sybil warned Ollie that Mike suspects someone is spying in the district attorney's office. Ollie refused to reveal to Sybil the identity of their "Mr. Big". Later, he confirmed that Mr. Big wants to replace Thompson with someone more easily manipulated. Sybil compiled dossiers on Mike, Ed Parmalee, and Peter Dalton for Mr. Big. Bebe Spode faced harassment at school over her dad Martin being a convict. John Phillips examined Sybil's dossiers, and chose Peter Dalton to oust DA Thompson. Sara told Bebe's school principal that Martin has applied for an early release from prison.
1 October 1957
Sybil theorized that Peter Dalton's wife Virginia is his Achilles heel. Dalton rejected Ollie's overtures of providing him with an influential backer to get him into the DA's position. Winston talked with Mattie about her husband George, who remains missing after disappearing years ago. Just as Sybil thought, Virginia Dalton encouraged Peter seize Ollie's offer. Dalton agreed to at least discuss the deal with Ollie's mysterious investor. Ollie and Sybil laughed about getting Dalton on the hook.
2 October 1957
Mike disappointed Sara by refusing to endorse Martin Spode's bid for an early release from prison. Liz locked up Mary's brooch in a strong box and cautioned Clayton that she can send him to the pen. Clayton managed to get a key to Liz's strongbox. Lt. Harrison and Mike went over the details of a car crash involving Clayton Pike fifteen years ago in which another man was killed and burned beyond recognition. Mike speculated that Clayton switched identities with his passenger and is an impostor. Photos of Clayton Pike from Arizona don't match the man now residing in Monticello. Mike received a letter from Martin Spode and decided to reconsider his endorsement.
3 October 1957
Jack groused about working so hard for such little money. Jack's boss Jake Golick realized that someone wants to run him out of business. Jack worried about losing his job. Jake offered to give Jack a glowing work recommendation. Betty Jean applauded Jack for his unselfish attitude about Jake's problems. Peter Dalton waited on pins and needles for Ollie's call. Sybil said that Dalton is ready to jump and urged Ollie to give him a call. Dalton reacted nervously to Ollie's call.
4 October 1957
Sara wrote to inform Cora of Bebe's problems. Ollie nixed a meeting between Dalton and the private sponsor since Dalton's not interested in taking Thompson's job. Mike and Sara quarreled over Mike's reticence to help Martin Spode. Later, Mike witnessed a quarrel between friends and made up with Sara. Ollie and Phillips decided to let Dalton meet his potential benefactor. Dalton considered going for the plan after he was assured that he won't owe Phillips anything for his patronage. Ollie and Phillips privately chuckled at Dalton's naiveté. Dalton fantasized going from the DA's office to a governorship.
7 October 1957
Bebe was tormented by nightmares of her father. Sara reassured Bebe that she'll see Martin again. Mike's apology to Sara dissolved into another argument about Martin Spode. Virginia Dalton wondered if Winston is the benefactor supporting Peter, but he wouldn't give up JH Phillips's identity. Peter was torn between his ambition and his loyalty to DA Thompson. After Sara told him about Bebe's turmoil, Mike moved closer to approving Spode's release. Virginia and Peter celebrated his future as Monticello's DA.
8 October 1957
Clayton Pike schemed to use Mary Harper's brooch against Liz. Pike and his mistress planned to knock off Billy Harper and steal his inheritance. Dalton maneuvered to get the Leo Sekuker/Eddie Holland case away from Mike. Phillips was pleased when Dalton finally agreed to take over the DA's office, but Dalton stressed again that he won't be told how to do his job. Liz slapped Clayton and commented she would like to give him up to the cops, but he deserves to suffer a bit longer. Dalton decided he'd have to get rid of Mike if Mike gets in his way.
9 October 1957
Winston and Mike spoke of getting the support of Monticello's most influential citizens behind DA Thompson's re-election. Mike told Winston that he's not familiar with JH Phillips, who's on Winston's list. Ollie threatened Sybil when she joked that he's not paying enough attention to her, and she might double cross him with Thompson. Winston encouraged Mattie to file George's life insurance policy since he's obviously dead. Ollie told Phillips that he's worried about Sybil. Sybil lied to her husband Joe so that she could two-time him with Ollie.
10 October 1957
Peter learned that the Holland/Sekuler case is going to trial in a week. Sara received word that Hester Spode is returning to Monticello. Mike feared Martin's release is hopeless since he was involved in a prison fight. The Pike maid told Liz that she saw Clayton with Liz's strongbox right before Liz's brooch disappeared. Peter hoped that Mike could collar Clayton Pike so that Peter can get all the press. Clayton sneered that he can frame Liz for the black market baby scam, then she gave him one day to return her brooch, or she'll nail him for the murder back in Arizona.
11 October 1957
Peter and Virginia had DA Thompson over for dinner to fish out details of his election strategy. When Peter had an attack of guilt, Virginia reminded him that he owes a lot more to his mystery benefactor. Just before Hester was due back in Monticello, Bebe told Sara that she wants to stay with her and Mike. Hester was distraught to learn that Martin's prison fight might cost him parole. Mike promised Hester to help free Martin for little Bebe's sake. The Daltons plied Thompson with liquor. Later, Peter persuaded him to take Mike off the Holland/Sekuler case and give it to Peter.
14 October 1957
With Bebe gone, Sara hinted to Mike that their home is empty without kids. Mike refused to take DA Thompson's reassignment. Sybil's husband caught her having lunch with Ollie, but she passed Ollie off as DA Thompson's campaign manager. Sara comforted Mike about being reassigned. Mike agreed to talk to Martin Spode while visiting the prison for his new case. Mike told Thompson he'll take the new assignment. Joe admitted to Sybil that he was jealous to see her with another man.
15 October 1957
Hester wanted Mike to do whatever he can to get Martin released from prison. Phillips and Ollie planned to promote Dalton by getting organizer Katherine Guthrie to announce his candidacy at a community fund raiser. Mrs. Guthrie gave Phillips his money back when he asked her to announce support of Dalton. Phillips argued that Monticello is being besieged with crime, and asked that Guthrie produce a better candidate. Mrs. Phillps agreed to consider Dalton and present him to her committee.
16 October 1957
Irene and Clayton were ready to put their scheme into motion. Bebe confided in Sara about being harassed at school. Sara advised Bebe to avoid her mean schoolmate Kitty. Kitty continue to bully Bebe, so she befriended another Kitty's friend Polly. Liz gave Clayton another chance to return the brooch. Clayton asked Irene to wear the brooch. Later they planned to kill Liz and Billy and have Irene pose as Billy's mother to collect the child's inheritance.
17 October 1957
Clayton lied to Liz that he stole her brooch and sold it to pay off a debt. Later he sent Irene to the beauty parlor where Liz was having her hair done. Liz spotted Irene wearing the brooch and was angered by Irene's coy responses. Mike met with his client at the prison and believed his story. Just as Clayton planned, Liz followed Irene back to her apartment. Clayton wouldn't let Irene keep the brooch since he needs it to continue his plan. Liz barged into Irene's apartment and found her kissing Clayton.
18 October 1957
Liz stormed out after seeing Irene and Clayton together. Clayton and Irene tailed Liz to the bank. Irene and Clayton were both armed with guns. Martin Spode explained to Mike that he was defending Hester's honor when he fought with his cell mate. Liz got into a taxi to go to the police station, but it was being driven by a disguised Clayton. Irene got into the cab and pulled a gun on Liz. Irene stopped Liz from escaping and snatched an envelope she had picked up at the bank. After opening the envelope, Clayton burned it. Liz told Clayton that she still knows he murdered the real Pike in Arizona and stole his identity. Clayton happily gloated to Liz that she'll soon know her fate.
21 October 1957
Clayton showed Liz copies of documents that implicate her as an accessory after the fact to the murder he committed in Arizona. Willy informed Rosemarie that she won't have to testify in the Holland/Sekuker trial since Sekuker pleaded guilty. Dalton strong-armed Rosemarie into giving a TV interview praising him for the victory in the case. Liz handed Clayton a check for $10,000, and he let her go. Later, Clayton decided to let Bill Harper live, but he's going to kill someone else.
22 October 1957
Mike interviewed Martin's cell mate Tom. Tom admitted to Mike that he made a crack to Martin insinuating that Hester was making time with other men while Martin has been incarcerated. Sympathetic to Martin's situation, Mike plead his case to the prison warden, urging him to not let the incident ruin Spode's chance at early parole. Jack told Betty Jean about his boss Jake losing his business. Betty Jean speculated that Jack might be in a position to help, if he can convince Winston to invest in the failing business. Jack decided to follow his wife's advice.
23 October 1957
Phillips used the Holland/Sekuler case to persuade Mrs. Guthrie into giving Peter Dalton her endorsement. Willy suggested that Rosemarie try to get a job in Monticello when she admitted that she doesn't want to go upstate with her mother-in-law. Attorney Russell O'Brien visited Mike from England and told him that he's searching for the heirs to the Ambrose Heller estate. O'Brien piqued Mike's interest with news that a pregnant Dorothy Haller, the heir, had entered Clayton Pike's nursing home, and Pike claimed to have forwarded O'Brien's letter to Dorothy. Mike agreed to help O'Brien locate Dorothy and her child.
24 October 1957
Mike informed Sara and Hester of his talk with the warden. Mike theorized that Martin Spode now has a better chance of early parole. Jack kept his word and spoke to Winston about offering his financial support to Jake. Winston agreed to a meeting with Jake. Clayton realized that he can't hurt Billy Harper without raising police suspicion. Later, Clayton and Irene planned to find a treacherous road with a flimsy guard rail in order to murder Mary and cover it up as an accidental car crash.
25 October 1957
Willy couldn't help Mike begin his investigation into Dorothy Haller's disappearance. An anxious Peter awaited the initiation of his campaign for the DA's office. Mrs. Guthrie went on television and endorsed Dalton for office. Later, Peter demonstrated just the right amount of surprise and modesty over his "unexpected" nomination. Virginia was pleased at Peter's élan with the press. Willy talked with Rosemarie about a way to help become employed and stay in Monticello.
28 October 1957
Peter was encouraged to give a televised response to Mrs. Guthrie. A suspicious Mike wondered who was responsible for Dalton's endorsement. On air, Dalton coyly played to the audience. Everyone doubted that Dalton was really surprised by his nomination. When Virginia celebrated the latest turn of events, Dalton cautioned her that he desperately needs Mike's support. Peter phoned Mike, who couldn't be dissuaded away from loyalty to DA Thompson.
29 October 1957
Mike and DA Thompson speculated that someone is attempting to plant Dalton in the district attorney's office to interfere with Monticello crime enforcement. An infuriated Thompson vowed to fire Dalton, but Dalton came in to quit. Thompson tossed Dalton out of his office. Phillips hired campaign organizer Faith Fleming to ensure Dalton's election. Mike advised Thompson that making a response to Dalton's nomination would give Peter even more publicity. Faith met Virginia Dalton and afterward agreed with Phillips that Peter is a shoe-in for the election.
30 October 1957
Clayton lured Mary with the hint of frightening news about Billy. Phillips and Ollie planned to get shills for Peter's television rally. Clayton terrified Mary with the lie that Billy's real mother has returned to Monticello and wants the child back. Ollie attempted to cheat Fitzsimmons in a deal for shills. Afraid he'd get in trouble with Phillips, Ollie had to make up the difference when Fitzsimmons wanted $2000 more than Ollie offered. Phillips caught on to Ollie's predicament.
31 October 1957
As she prepped Peter's campaign rally, Faith Fleming laughed that the whole thing had been rigged without Dalton's knowledge. Peter began to feel like a puppet, but Virginia calmed his fears. Mike declined to attend the campaign rally because some people might mistake it as an endorsement. Fleming's TV audience went crazy on camera for Dalton, who gave in to their insistence he run for office. An incredulous Mike watched Dalton's rally on TV. Later, Peter called to give Mike a final chance to stand with him, but Mike refused. Faith commented that no one will knock Dalton off his high horse, but there's one man in town who can easily take him off it.
1 November 1957
Clayton filled Irene in on his Harper plan, and asked her to hand over her pistol. Mildred and Sara annoyed two women at lunch by attempting to expose Dalton as undeserving of the DA's office. Clayton and Irene rented an apartment posing as Mr. and Mrs. Throckmorton. Irene pretended to be Mary and reserved a table at a tavern on dangerous Route 43, giving Mary a reason to be on the road where the fatal car crash happens. Mary appeared to foil Clayton's perfect murder plans by not being at home when he called to lure her to the tavern.
4 November 1957
Clayton cursed not getting a chance to kill Mary the day before. Later, he phoned her with the bad news that Billy's mother Dorothy Haller is trying to contact him. Bebe and Billy met on the playground, and he asked her over for a visit. Irene pretended to be Mary's friend and tricked Bebe and Billy into going to the movies with her. When Billy failed to come home from school, Clayton told her that Billy had been taken by Mrs. Haller. Mary begged Clayton to help her get Billy back, and Clayton realized that he has Mary just where he wants her.
5 November 1957
Mike received definitive proof that the man known as Clayton Pike is an impostor. Liz tried but couldn't dissuade Clayton from continuing his plot against Mary. Clayton met Mary and forced her to drive in a storm to the place where Mrs. Haller allegedly has Billy. Mike went to confront Pike and found him gone. Mary nearly crashed her car in the storm. Clayton feared his plans were going to be foiled again when the car stalled in the rain. Mike enlisted Willy to watch Pike's apartment. Captain Marceau sent officers to back up Willy.
6 November 1957
Clayton made Mary go to a mechanic for help with the car. Mike worked with Captain Marceau to stakeout Clayton's place as well as Irene's. Roger went to the Karr house after he realized that Mary and Billy are missing. Roger let it slip to Mike that Billy was born in Pike's nursing home. Clayton forced Mary to walk to the apartment that he and Irene rented as the Throckmortons. Mary started to grow suspicious of Clayton, who bolted the door behind them.
7 November 1957
Mary wanted to phone the police. Clayton stalled Mary by promising to help her get Billy back. Mary was horrified when Clayton suggested they use murder to stop Dorothy Haller. Hester tried to find Bebe at the Harper house. Irene returned the kids to their respective homes. Irene told Roger that Mary went to the country to buy an antique. Roger noticed that Irene was wearing Mary's brooch. Roger called Mike with his fears that Mary is in trouble. Mary ran for the door, but Clayton caught her. Irene arrived, and Mary sensed imminent danger.
8 November 1957
Clayton stashed Mary in a locked bedroom. Mike told a panicked Roger that state troopers are searching for Mary. Bebe talked about her afternoon with Irene, but Mike was too distracted to make the connection. Captain Marceau and Mike speculated that if they can nail Pike, it will help DA Thompson's campaign for re-election. Clayton sent Irene to get Mary's car at the garage. After Irene dressed in Mary's coat, Clayton instructed her to be seen by the doorman, who will be his witness verifying that Mary left alive. Mary overheard Clayton's comments and realized she's going to be murdered soon.
11 November 1957
Clayton and Irene feared their plans would be foiled again since their car won't be ready for another hour. Mike fumed that he could nail Pike if only he could track him down. Sara realized that Mary's "friend" was actually Pike's girlfriend Irene. Mike wondered if Irene could lead him to Pike. Bebe identified a photograph of Irene as being the lady who took her and Billy to the movies. Mike speculated that Billy might be adopted from the black market. Mike and Sara went to the hospital and gained access to Billy's medical records. After learning that Billy couldn't possibly be Mary's or Roger's child, Mike realized that Mary's in terrible danger.
12 November 1957
Mike alerted Chief Marceau to the potential threat against Mary. Marceau issued an APB for everyone involved in Pike's scheme. Pike went over his plan to fly to London with Billy and Irene, and have Irene pose as Dorothy Haller to collect Billy's inheritance. Mary attempted to escape from the locked bedroom. Pike spiked Mary's coffee with sleeping pills to keep her under control. Later, he pretended that he wants to double-cross Irene and promised Mary that he'll save her. Mike devised a plan to get Irene to lead him to Clayton Pike.
13 November 1957
Pike attempted to trick Mary into signing an innocent note that taken out of context made it sound like she was running off with a lover. Sgt. Helen Killbourn pretended to be a prostitute and told Mary that the cops are about to get Pike. A panicked Irene fled back to Pike's apartment hideout to warn him. Mike and the cops tailed Irene to the apartment house. Later, Irene was taken into custody by Helen. Mary signed Clayton's note, but managed to lock herself in the bedroom. Pike tried to break down the door, while Mary started to escape via a barricaded window.
14 November 1957
A frantic Mary clawed at the grating over the bedroom window, while Clayton Pike tried to force the locked door open. Just as Pike busted through, Mary managed to slip out the window and ran to a neighboring roof. Pike pursued Mary, realizing that she was headed straight for the garage. Mike arrived at Pike's apartment and called for police backup. In the garage, Pike caught up with Mary, who was beginning to feel the effects of the sleeping pills. Irene confessed Pike's plan to Mike. Pike forced Mary into the car, but Mike and the cops converged outside.
15 November 1957
Pike KO'ed Mary's mechanic, but before he could get away, Mike and the cops surrounded the building. Pike opened fire on the police. Captain Marceau sneaked into the building but almost got shot by Pike. Pike dragged Mary behind the car to use her as a human shield against the police. While Marceau distracted Pike, Mike attacked him from behind. A struggle ensued between Pike, Marceau, Mike, and Mary. Mary fell and hit her head in the struggle. Mike and Marceau subdued Pike, until he pulled another gun and escaped. Sgt. Helen Killbourn examined an unconscious Mary. Mike and Marceau chased Pike through the garage and captured him following a lengthy shootout. When Mike and Marceau returned to Mary and Helen, a concerned Helen told them that Mary is near death from her head injury.
18 November 1957
Text: The police arrested Liz Pike who was trying to leave town with a suitcase stuffed with cash. Jack tried to appease a very touchy Betty Jean. Betty Jean repeatedly asked Jack if he would still love her no matter what happens. As Mary continued to hover near death in the hospital, doctors were mystified by her worsening condition. Mike put the screws to Irene, and when he threatened to send her to the electric chair if Mary dies, Irene confessed that Pike drugged Mary with sleeping pills. With Irene's confession, doctors treated Mary for an overdose. An upset Betty Jean went to see Sara with important news, but Sara figured it out first.
19 November 1957
Mike persuaded DA Thompson to withhold the story of Mary's involvement with Clayton Pike until she can reconcile with her family. After taking Thompson's dictation about the case, Sybil told Ollie all of the details. Ollie and Virginia Dalton decided to leak Thompson's notes to the newspaper. Mary came out of her coma. Mike reasoned with Roger to understand how much courage it took for Mary to protect him and their son. Mary refused to tell Roger that Billy's not their child.
20 November 1957
Aggressive newspaper reporter Gillian Brill hounded Mike after she was given a scoop on Pike and the Harper family from Ollie. Roger tried to comfort Billy who wondered if Mary was running off with Pike. Mike warned Mary that she's got to tell Roger and Billy the truth before the newspapers print it. Peter allowed Brill to interview him and lied that Thompson delayed prosecuting Pike until closer to the election. Mike convinced Mary to tell Roger the truth. Before Mary could confess, Brill told Roger that Billy isn't his son.
21 November 1957
Gillian realized Roger didn't already know that Billy had been adopted from the black market. Sara suspected that Betty Jean is pregnant. An eavesdropping Billy overheard Mary explain to Roger how she came to acquire Billy from Clayton Pike. A devastated Roger screamed that he wants nothing to do with Mary and Billy. Mary pleaded with Roger for forgiveness, but he walked out on her. Sara attempted to console Mary who wished that she'd been killed by Pike because she's lost everything.
22 November 1957
Roger phoned to say that he moved into a hotel and will be sending for his clothes. Sara urged Mike to intercede in the Harper marriage. Mike argued that by interceding, he may have already cost DA Thompson the election. Billy couldn't be consoled by Bebe. Bebe confided to Billy that her father might get out of prison soon. Since Mike refused to help, Sara went to Roger and gave an impassioned appeal to forgive Mary. Roger submitted to Sara's pleas. Roger returned home to a grateful Mary. Bebe phoned the Harpers to say that Billy ran away.
31 December 1957
Hank Muller offered Hester a way to make money, and although she refused at first, she later agreed when he told her to tell Martin that the money was from old commissions. Phillips concocted a scheme to have newsman McGinnis arrested and then involve Dalton. When Jim Mitchell queried Phillips about an ex-con to work in his automotive garage, Phillips suggested Martin Spode. Mike enjoyed watching Dalton squirm at a photo of the man at the election rally. Phillips continued to play Dalton like a fiddle. Martin caught Hester having a grand time with Hank and stormed out. An upset Hester told Hank to never come back. Dalton jumped with greed when Phillips called. Jim Mitchell dropped by to see Martin, who hadn't returned. Mitchell encouraged Hester to talk Martin into accepting his generous job offer.
1 January 1958
2 January 1958
Jack shows Mattie the little apartment he rented for himself and Betty Jean. Later, at the Golick garage, Jack and Martin Spode clash with one another when Jack orders him around. Attempting to hang drapes in the new apartment, Betty Jean slips from a chair and falls to the floor. Mattie phones for help after finding an unconscious Betty Jean. Martin grouses to his wife about being a flunky to Jack Lane. Hester reminds Martin that he had a job offer from Jim Mitchell, but Martin reiterates that he can't get involved with an ex-con set up. Later, the couple quarrels again about Hank Muller. Jack arrives home to find that a pregnant Betty Jean has had an accident.
3 January 1958
Jack learns from the doctor that Betty Jean's situation is critical. Hester warns Martin that the day she thinks he no longer loves her is the day she leaves him. After Bebe overhears the argument, and Martin leaves in anger, Hester attempts to explain things to her daughter. Martin returns and overhears Bebe say that she saw Hester and Hank kissing. Martin almost loses his temper, but then begins to see his wife in a different light. The doctor tells Jack that Betty Jean is all right, but she could still lose the baby. Martin finally grows closer to Hester.
6 January 1958
Sara learned about Betty Jean's accident and rushed over to tend to her sister in law. Winston and Mike attempted to identify a person seen in one of Dalton's election photos. Betty Jean apologized to Jack for the accident that could cause her to miscarry their baby. Shopping for Jack and Betty Jean, Sara and Mattie spotted another patron, who Sara recognized as the man in Dalton's photo. Sara followed the stranger to a bar and planned to call Mike, but she was caught spying. The stranger asked Sara to sit down with him for a drink.
7 January 1958
Sara phoned Mike, who ordered her to leave the bar. Sara ignored Mike's advice and had another drink with the stranger to stall for time. JH Phillips congratulated Fitzsimmons for helping him get Dalton elected DA. Phillips reassured Fitzsimmons that he will return the favor by expanding his operations in Monticello as they have Dalton in their pocket, but cautioned him that he would be eliminated if he ever thinks Fitzsimmons is untrustworthy. Mike arrived at the bar and pretended to be Sara's boyfriend, prompting the stranger to leave. Willy tailed the stranger to Fitzsimmons' office. Fitzsimmons and the stranger, Roy Benson, planned to open an illegal gambling parlor. Willy reported back to Mike about Fitzsimmons and Benson.
8 January 1958
Martin worries about working with a substitute manager at work. JH Phillips receives a call from Allen Ford, who has been sent to him by Ollie. Phillips meets with Ford, who resembles Monticello newsman Mac MacGinnis. Phillips explains to Ford that he wants him to impersonate MacGinnis and get him out of his hair. At the garage, manager Clarence harasses Martin. The situation escalates with Martin decking him. Clarence calls the cops on Martin. Ford has doubts that Phillips' plan will work. Ford sees a photo of MacGinnis and decides to study his voice and mannerisms. After hearing about the incident with Clarence, Hester suggests that Martin call Jim Mitchell about his job offer.
9 January 1958
Dalton worried that Mike hasn't thawed toward him yet. Virginia admired another home in a more upscale neighborhood. Phillips offered Dalton an advancement on his investment. While dining with Sara, Virginia was annoyed to see her husband lunching with Sybil. Peter instructed Sybil to investigate property in wealthy Oakhaven Estates. Phillips received word that Ford agreed to impersonate MacGinnis. Later, Phillips made an anonymous call to the police. Virginia met Phillips at Dalton's club and identified him as the mysterious Mr. X. Phillips was intrigued by Virginia. Sybil informed Dalton that no homes were for sale in the Oakhaven Estates neighborhood, and it would take at least $60,000 to build.
10 January 1958
Phillips gave instructions to Ford on the first part of his plan to impersonate MacGinnis. Martin and Hester debated Martin accepting the job with Jim Mitchell. Martin received a call from Paul Sims, his parole officer. Ford pretended to be MacGinnis and accused Commissioner Nicholson of embezzlement. Ford tricked Nicholson into meeting him in an hour with bribe money. Martin learned from Sims that if he isn't employed in a week, he'll have to go back to prison. Martin considered accepting Mitchell's offer. Nicholson gave Ford, disguised as MacGinnis, the bribe. Ford phoned Phillips who told Ford to remove the MacGinnis disguise, because a car is waiting to take him to the airport.
13 January 1958
Captain Marceau and Sgt. Killbourn examine a police photo of Commissioner Nicholson giving money to MacGinnis. An auditor phones to tell Marceau that Nicholson's books are $35000 short. Marceau goes to pick up Nicholson and MacGinnis. Mike reminds Killbourn that a picture isn't proof of anything. Marceau takes MacGinnis back to headquarters for questioning. Later, Nicholson is stunned to learn his books are being audited. Sgt. Killbourn tells Mike that the background report on Roy Benson was clean. Under questioning Nicholson cracks about the bribe, stunning MacGinnis, who claims he isn't the man in the photo and is being framed. Marceau admits to Sgt. Killbourn that the whole scenario played too neatly, and they wonder about the identity of the person who tipped off cops to MacGinnis and Nicholson's bribe exchange.
14 January 1958
Dalton decides to prosecute Nicholson, leaving Mike to prosecute MacGinnis. Marceau admits to Mike that he isn't convinced of MacGinnis' guilt and asks Mike to stall the legal proceedings while he investigates further. A sad Bebe visits Sara and admits that she's lonely. Phillips tells someone on the other end of his phone that MacGinnis is as good as prosecuted. Dalton and Phillips examined Dalton's investment, and Dalton reveals he needs money to build his new house in Oakhaven Estates. Phillips suggests that Dalton go easy on prosecuting MacGinnis. Dalton refuses at first but then realizes that he needs to stay in Phillips' good graces. Later, Dalton informs Mike that he's switching the prosecution cases. Mike tells him about Marceau's visit and doubts. Dalton insists, then phones Phillips to say that he intends to prosecute MacGinnis as vigorously as possible. Phillips takes great satisfaction that his reverse psychology worked.
15 January 1958
Kitty continues to harass Bebe at school. Sara tells Mattie that she has been invited to Grace's wedding in San Francisco but feels she shouldn't go because of Bebe's depression. Kitty accuses Bebe of attacking her when a lunch tray is dropped.Polly sides with Bebe against Kitty. Bebe is excused from classes by the principal and goes to tell Sara about the incident with Kitty. Bebe confides that she wishes her father had stayed in prison. The principal wants to arrange a meeting between Kitty, her parents, Bebe, and the Spodes.
16 January 1958
Winston received a call from a woman named Toni Fescina who said that she had information for him and wanted to know what it was worth. Kitty's mother Mrs. DeMarco met Martin and became condescending when she realized that he was Bebe's jailbird father. Mrs. Kerwin, the principal, sympathized with Martin and Bebe. Mrs. DeMarco expanded her rudeness to Mrs Kerwin, who quickly demanded that Kitty apologize to Bebe or not return to school. Toni fed Winston and Mike bits of information but held out for a cash exchange. Mike warned Toni about overplaying her hand. Winston told Toni that he would call her back tomorrow. Mike and Winston wondered if they were being set up by Toni, who is a former employee of Roy Benson.
17 January 1958
Willy verified for Mike information fed to him by Toni. Mike wondered if Toni would try to gouge money from both Winston and Benson, and decided to see if she would sell to the highest bidder. Martin questioned Jack about an opening at Golick's garage. Toni suggested that Mike join the bidding for her information, but he countered by offering her advice. Toni wouldn't agree to giving a deposition. Jack told Martin that he called Jake, who doesn't have a job opening. Mike feared Toni would be murdered and had Willy put two men on her tail. Toni phoned for Roy Benson and demanded he get in touch with her before it's too late.
20 January 1958
Hester annoyed Martin about calling Jim Mitchell, and he told her to quit bugging him. When Benson resisted negotiating with her, Toni threatened him. After Hester considered going back to work with Hank Muller, Martin conceded to talk with Mitchell. Toni demanded $5000 from Benson to keep quiet, and when he intimated she would be killed, she revealed that she has a letter in safe-keeping that will expose everything if she dies. Jim Mitchell offered Martin a job and an advance on his salary. Later, Mitchell instructed his flunky to give Martin legitimate work because if he knew what they really had in mind for him, he'd go to the cops. Benson called Fitzsimmons with a plan to keep Toni quiet.
21 January 1958
Harris introduces Martin to the garage and says he can start work tomorrow. Later, at home, Harris and his wife Doll quarrel about taking a vacation to Florida. She decides to take a plane that night, better off that she's far away if the cops bust him and that other crook Jim Mitchell for their illegal activities. Hester sighs with relief when she learns Martin has a legitimate job with Mitchell. On the way to the airport, Doll demands that her husband give her a cut of his money to spend in Florida. They get into another argument, causing Harris to accidentally veer into oncoming traffic. Harris misses hitting a car head on, but the other car crashes. Harris wants to flee the scene until he realizes that the other car also ran down a pedestrian. Ann Shea, the other driver, is advised by Captain Marceau to get an attorney, then they learn the pedestrian has died. Harris receives word that he'll be called to testify before the grand jury at an inquest into the accident.
22 January 1958
Dalton instructs Mike to take Harris' deposition. Willy reports to Mike that Toni met with Benson at Fitzsimmons' club, and speculates she's playing both sides. With Toni in serious danger, Mike wants her tailed closely. Sara tells Hester that she still hasn't committed to attending Grace's wedding in San Francisco. Martin spots Harris speaking a man Martin recognizes as a fence from the Lane hijacking caper, but Harris denies having any knowledge of it. Willy disturbs Mike with news that Toni's cab driver managed to ditch the tail, and now she's missing. She got into a cab that managed to shake the man tailing it. Harris attempts to convince Martin that he's mistaken about his friend being a fence. Mike learns that the cab carrying Toni had been stolen before she got into it, and theorizes that she's been kidnapped by Fitzsimmons. Mike orders the real cab driver brought in immediately for questioning.
23 January 1958
Winston fears Toni has been murdered and speculates that Monticello is being controlled by Dalton, with Benson and Fitzsimmons. Mike counters that Dalton was probably duped into winning the election. He has no idea what's really going on. At the garage, Martin meets a fellow ex-con washing windows and suggests he find a new job since Mitchell is probably running a crooked business. Martin's comments are overheard by someone eavesdropping on the conversation. Mike receives word from Winston that he had a call from Toni. Martin's fellow con warns him to get out while he has a chance and to pretend to not notice anything. Martin mulls over what he's heard. Toni claims that she wasn't kidnapped but merely spending the night with a friend. She refuses to implicate anyone in Dalton's campaign, insisting she knows nothing. Mike orders Helen to follow Toni, whom he doesn't believe is being truthful. After she leaves, Mike tells Helen to put Toni under surveillance. Mike explains to Winston that Toni was allowed to visit them and deny everything, because killing her would've drawn too much attention. However, now that she's finished her job, she could end up in the Monticello River.
24 January 1958
Phillips requests a meeting with Dalton. Later, Dalton breaks his lunch date with Virginia, but tells her that she can have a nice house in Oakhaven Estates. Virginia wonders if he'll pay for it with Phillips' money. Sybil intimates to Ollie that Phillips has Dalton on string. Phillips cautions Dalton that he could lose everything thanks to Mike Karr influencing Toni to rat them out. When Dalton counters that he'll fire him, Phillips offers another solution: have him prosecute the Ann Shea case. Virginia accidentally meets Phillips at his club and wants to know his plans for her husband. Phillips mentions the governor's office and coyly says that he is looking to expand his business interest into politics. Peter composes a memo to Mike about the Shea case, but privately thinks about other ways to get rid of him.
27 January 1958
Bebe and Polly decide that Kitty is sorry for the trouble she caused earlier. Martin pretends to be sick to avoid working at Mitchell's garage and starts to look for another job. After Polly cancels their plans to go out with Kitty and her friends, a jealous Bebe tries to buy their friendship by offering to take them all to a movie. Martin is dejected to learn from Jack that Jake has just filled an open position. Later, Bebe wants money to take the girls to the movies, but Martin refuses to give it to her as they'll need every penny until he finds another job. Bebe goes to cry on Sara's shoulder. While Sara has her back turned to pay the paperboy, Bebe lifts five dollars from Sara's purse.
28 January 1958
A guilty Bebe helps Sara make supper, but unable to look Sara in the eye, she runs home. Captain Marceau stops by to request Mike's patience and assistance with the Shea case. Mike admits that he feels sorry for Shea and wants to help her, not prosecute her. Back at home, Martin apologizes to Bebe for not being able to afford the movie. Overcome with guilt, Bebe admits that she stole money from Sara. Martin and Hester forgive Bebe and insist that they understand why she did it. Sara notices money missing from her purse and realizes that Bebe took it. Martin arrives with Sara's money and an explanation for Bebe's behavior, but afterward, Mike tells Sara that Bebe deserved to be punished. When Martin gets home, he decides to go back to Mitchell's garage for his family's sake.
29 January 1958
Martin gives Bebe the money to take her friends to the movies, but he doesn't tell her that he pawned his watch to get it. Later, at the garage, Martin talks with Harris about making some big money and offers ideas. Harris cautions Martin that he hasn't been there long enough to be giving them ideas. Sara stops by the Spode apartment to talk to Hester about Bebe, but Hester shares that something's not right at Mitchell's business. Harris discovers that Martin has been nosing around the taxi operation and angrily puts Martin in his place. Martin lays it on the line. He wants in on game, and suggests that he could change a hot car into a taxi cab. Harris feigns innocence. Sara meets with Bebe, who is too ashamed to face her, but Sara reassures her that she understands. Sara invites all the girls to her house for ice cream after the movies. Martin learns about Sara's gesture but gloats that they won't need help from Mike or Sara Karr now that he's going to be moving up again.
30 January 1958
Dalton vows to Phillips that he'll fix Mike Karr immediately. Later, he insists to Mike and Captain Marceau that Mike is going to come down hard on Shea for running down and killing a man. Despite Mike and Marceau's pleas, Dalton refuses to consider mitigating circumstances. Harris and Doll argue about the accident, which she blames on her husband. Harris threatens her. Mike and Marceau interrogate Ann Shea, but she insists that she isn't guilty because it was an accident. Afterward, Mike and Dalton quarrel when Mike wants to investigate the accident further. Dalton orders Mike to take the case to the grand jury immediately or tender his resignation. Mike appears to concede to Dalton's demands. Harris bribes Doll into leaving town to avoid having her testify, but she gloats that he still might not get away with it.
31 January 1958
Harris meets with Martin and continues to play ignorant about any wrongdoings at the garage. When Martin swears that he'll do anything to give his family a good life, Harris realizes that he's on the level, but cautions Martin that once he's in, he'll be in too deep to ever get out. Martin agrees. After explaining Mitchell's set-up, Harris warns Martin to make sure he keeps quiet about what he knows, because if he doesn't, Bebe might not ever grow up. Just after his meeting with Harris, Martin is visited by Jack who tells him that Jake does have a job for him now. Martin contacts Harris and attempts to back out of the deal to take an honest job with Jake, but Harris threatens him and his family. Realizing it's too late and there's no way out, a defeated Martin says he'll start work on Monday.
3 February 1958
Fitzsimmons demands to meet with Phillips. A frustrated Mike arrives home and grouses about Dalton, who wants to nail the wrong people to the wall. Sara advises him that his frustration stems from wanting to defend people instead of prosecute them. Sara shares with Mike that she's still unsure about going to Grace's wedding, but Mike encourages her to go. Martin's parole officer Paul Simms wants to set up an appointment, and a worried Martin talks to Hester about leaving Monticello. Phillips tells Fitzsimmons that Mike Karr is the reason his new club hasn't opened, explaining that Mike suspects it's somehow tied to Dalton's election. Fitzsimmons decides that he'll take care of Karr, but Phillips doesn't want anything that obvious when they've got a scheme going to discredit him. An angry Fitzsimmons still wants to kill Karr. Paul visits Martin and discourages him from leaving town. Sara agrees to go to the wedding, but she fears Mike's investigation into Dalton's election.
4 February 1958
Mike has a meeting with Ann, whose attorney is having her plead not guilty. Ann continues to maintain that she doesn't remember how she could've hit the man who was killed. Ann's attorney Irma Schneider warns Mike that prosecuting a woman like Ann will be political suicide. Harris tells Martin about being called to testify in the Shea accident case. Martin recalls that Harris was angry at Doll and very tired that night. Martin's comments annoy Harris, who warns him again about keeping his mouth shut. Martin wonders if Harris is covering something up. Harris informs Mike that Doll has gone away on a vacation, but Mike says she might be called back. Harris lies that he felt fine the night of the crash, but he saw Shea driving erratically just before it happened. Sara pays a visit to Rosemarie Bremen. Rosemarie laments that she seldom sees Willy these days. Sara offers to sit for the baby when Rosemarie gets a call from another man. Irma wonders if coming down so hard on Ann Shea was actually Dalton's idea, and theorizes that he could be using this case to sabotage Mike.
5 February 1958
Harris is delighted with Martin's work on the stolen cars, but he wants to have a chat after work. While Sara sits for Rosemarie, Mattie stops by for a visit. Sara confides that she would like her own baby. Harris gives Martin two hundred dollars for a job well done and comments that Martin could be moving up soon. Hester is afraid when Martin arrives home to show her the money he made. Jack fears tending to Rosemarie's baby, but Sara reminds him that he needs the practice since Betty Jean will give birth in the spring. Martin lies to Hester that he received an advance on overtime work. The lie becomes true when Harris interrupts his plans to take Hester out, insisting that he come back to work immediately to makeover some new stolen cars that just arrived.
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After Mike sees Sara caring for Rosemarie's baby, he decides that an infant is just what their home needs. Virginia's mother worries about the cost of their new home. Peter arrives and exchanges catty comments with his mother-in-law, whom he clearly doesn't revere. When the women leave, Dalton quickly phones Phillips to arrange a meeting. Willy stops by the Karr house to tell Mike that Toni and Benson have both gone underground. Willy is upset over Sara sitting for the baby while Rosemarie is out with another man. Dalton signs a loan note from Phillips for the house. Sara offers Willy womanly advice about Rosemarie. Virginia gleams when Dalton returns from his meeting with Phillips and shows them a check for their house.
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Taft binds and punches Ed. Bart Wilson, a reporter, is caught snooping outside the house where Taft is holding Ed and the Morrissey family hostage. Louise wants to call a doctor because a distraught Judy continues to worry about Ed's safety. While McCabe and Taft move the heroin stash to the garage, Ed breaks free of his restraints. Ed awaits Taft's return. Chief Marceau moves Rankin and Lt. Segal closer to the Morrissey house when they spot the garage light on. Ed and Taft struggle over a gun, and Ed is shot. Taft flees in a car with Ed's identification. The police open fire on Taft's car. After being riddled with bullets, the car swerves off the road and crashes. Wilson retrieves Ed's ID from Taft's body before the cops arrive. Later, Judy faints when Wilson arrives to tell her that Ed was killed in a car crash.
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Nancy enlists Joe's help to keep her away from Ted Grant since the trap being set for him is about to snap. Austin tries to maneuver Ted into his own trap. Nancy informs Louise that marriage to Mike is out of the question until Ted is identified as the killer of Julie Kurtz. Austin listens to Ted's conversation with Judge Grant and plans to use it to his murderous advantage. After nearly falling down the shaft of a broken elevator outside Ted's office, Austin devises a new scheme. Constance Johnson urgently wants to talk to Ted but is interrupted by Austin. After Austin makes an excuse to leave the house, Constance secretly follows him.
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Louise and Nancy speculate about the possibility of a future marriage between Adam and Cookie, which is the same topic of gossip between Mike and secretary Jeanne Culpepper. Ken shows concern after Cookie tells him about Adam's mysterious visit to an old army buddy on Christmas Day. Nancy describes to Louise how much Julie Jamison eerily resembles Orin's late wife, murderess Laura Hillyer. Martha reassures Ken that the attraction between Adam and Nancy was faked in order to solve the spy caper with Ephraim Webster. Mike informs Phil that he's asked Adam to keep an eye on Nancy while Mike's on crime commission business in Capitol City.
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Joe follows up with Ken Emerson about the story to expose crime in Leroy County, where Harry Constable is running a racket on his riverboat casino. Emerson accuses Adam of being interested in Nancy and leading on Cookie. Harry reminds Julie that he expects her to be "a good girl" and follow his bidding. Adam swears to Emerson that his interest in Nancy Karr is over and was never reciprocated. Harry's decision to keep Julie in Monticello and send Lloyd to a casino in Vegas infuriates Lloyd. Harry orders Julie to help him procure money from Orin Hillyer.
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After Tango and Max were arrested for possession of marijuana, Laurie and Tango got into a quarrel, and Laurie slapped her. Adam confided in Nicole that the Whitneys are attempting to suppress an embezzlement scheme by Geraldine's brother Charles. Adam teased Vic about Laurie, which prompted Vic to phone her. Adam believes that Charles accidentally murdered Rosella Gray instead of his intended target, Jim Fields. Tango blackmailed Jonah over his real identity of Keith Whitney. Jonah laced Tango's drink with a hallucinogen.
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Jonah smirked as his blackmailer Tango began to feel the effects of the hallucinogen he slipped her. Nancy admitted to Martha that Tango is a bad influence on Laurie, and Nancy detests her. Vic met with Laurie to convince her that Tango had set him up for a fight with Jonah. Nancy resolved to force Laurie into getting rid of Tango as a roommate or risk losing support from her parents. Laurie went home to confront Tango. A vicious Jonah led Tango to the window and told her about the bad fall she would take. Nancy showed up at Laurie and Tango's apartment, and as she knocked on the door, Jonah shoved a drugged Tango out the window.
23 August 1971
Jonah shoved Tango to her death out the window and closed it before admitting Nancy to the apartment, but one of Tango's shoes fell off. Colin recalled Keith's sadism to animals and questioned his brother's sanity. Tiffany wanted to arrange a memorial service for Keith since he's been dead for a year now. Lt. Anderson told Adam that two witnesses in the key maker's shop seem to support Jim's claim that Rosella had access to his apartment the night she was murdered. Jonah reassured Nancy that he respects Laurie and isn't involved in the counterculture drug scene. Nancy wanted to know if Jonah and Laurie are engaged, but before Jonah could answer, Nancy spotted Tango's single shoe.
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Jonah kicked himself for not seeing Tango's shoe and for closing the window, which he should have left opened. Laurie begged a reluctant Vic to help her convince her parents that Jonah isn't the type of person they believe him to be. Jonah lied to Nancy that he has been encouraging Laurie to move back home with them. Adam and Nicole advised Laurie not to be too hasty after graduating college and hold off on marriage. Laurie arrived home to an empty apartment. When she went to the window, she spotted Tango's dead body in the alley below and let out a bloodcurdling scream.
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Bill Marceau and Lt. Anderson arrived to investigate Tango's death. Bill asked Laurie if Tango used drugs. Mike and Nancy returned to Laurie's apartment after hearing about Tango's accident. Nancy admitted that she had talked with Jonah at Laurie's apartment after 1 o'clock, and Tango wasn't there. Bill realized that a shoe on Laurie's dresser matched the one on Tango's foot. After Vic commented to Adam that Laurie fears Jonah sometimes, Adam learned of Tango's death. Lt. Anderson questioned Jonah about the last time he saw Tango alive. Jonah stated that Tango fantasized about having wings, and she had left to buy some LSD. Jonah feared that Nancy's version of events might contradict his story.
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Bill's investigation uncovered Tango's real name, but he was saddened that Tango's parents didn't care whether she lived or died. Bill informed Mike that it's too early in the investigation to rule out the possibility that Tango's death wasn't an accident. Geraldine declined to attend Keith's memorial service and bristled over Colin's comments that Keith suspected Charles of embezzling from Geraldine's trust account. Tango's cause of death appeared to be accidental when the coroner's report verified that she was under the influence of psychedelic drugs when she fell.
27 August 1971
Uncomfortable with being in the apartment alone after Tango's death, Laurie agreed to move back home. Nancy questioned Laurie about her relationship with Jonah. Laurie admitted that she and Jonah are "engaged to be engaged." Geraldine secretly phoned Keith and advised him to get back across the border to Mexico, but he shocked her by suggesting that he wants to come back to life. Following the memorial service for Keith, Gordon admitted to Colin and Tiffany that he thought Keith was insane. Nancy paid a surprise visit to Jonah to ask him to stop influencing Laurie. Jonah served Nancy a glass of sherry that he spiked with the same hallucinogen he used on Tango.
30 August 1971
Gordon admitted to Colin and Tiffany that as a child, Keith tried to smother a playmate with pillow to stop her from telling them that he had stolen something. Just as Nancy was about to have the spiked drink, Laurie arrived and interrupted her. Jonah suggested to Laurie that she should listen to her parents and declared that he's thinking of going back home to Georgia himself. However, after a satisfied Nancy left, Jonah laughed that he just said what he thought Nancy wanted to hear, because she's as smart as his own mother. Laurie picked up Nancy's sherry and was about to drink it, but Jonah knocked it out of her hand.
31 August 1971
Jim and Liz were relieved to hear Adam say that Lt. Anderson believes Jim is innocent of stabbing Rosella to death. Lt. Anderson requested permission to grill Jonah again, because Anderson's certain that Jonah knows who Tango's drug pusher is. Bill confided to Martha that he's afraid Kate Sloane will do more than steal blood from the hospital once she's released from the county jail. District attorney Pete Quinn decided to drop all of the charges against Jim. Lt. Anderson confronted Jonah. Jonah subtly threatened Anderson by insisting that his future father-in-law Mike Karr wouldn't be pleased about Anderson's insinuations.
1 September 1971
Mike was delighted to learn that Jim no longer faces a trial for the murder of Rosella. Liz encouraged Jim to set a date for their wedding now that they're free to have a future with one another. Jonah boiled with suppressed anger when Nancy told Laurie about Jim being cleared of murder. Nancy was pleased that Jonah is soon leaving to go back to Atlanta. A vindictive Jonah gave Laurie a lingering, passionate kiss in front of a shocked Nancy, and then behind Laurie's back, he flashed Nancy a malevolent smirk.
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At Greenhaven Sanitarium, doctors Reed and Warner were at loggerheads over Cookie's mental condition. Reed diagnosed Cookie as psychotic, but Warner insisted that she's a rational person who has been pushed too far by her husband's infidelity. Ron was distressed to learn from Dr. Reed that his tape recorder accidentally recorded Ron's confession to an affair with Tiffany, and Cookie despises him for it. Geraldine became incensed when Colin and Gordon discussed Keith's sadism. Colin recalled for his parents that Keith once locked him inside the tower at their summer estate, and left him to die so that Keith could take his place. Ron visited Cookie, who swore that she'll never forgive him. Geraldine called Dr. Warner and insisted that Cookie receive an immediate discharge from the sanitarium, otherwise, Geraldine will withdraw all of her financial contributions to them.
3 September 1971
Laurie's 21st birthday arrived with a party, but Jonah couldn't celebrate with her out of fear that Jim might recognize him as Keith Whitney. Geraldine and Gordon had an argument about Keith's sanity, and Geraldine accidentally referred to Keith in the present tense. Geraldine misconstrued Gordon's comments about Keith's joy at killing, not realizing that he was talking about harming animals. When Gordon wouldn't stop comparing Keith to a monster, Geraldine screamed that Keith is still alive, which left Gordon speechless.
6 September 1971
When Gordon was unable to accept her revelation about Keith being alive, Geraldine phoned him and let Gordon speak to his son. Keith apologized to Gordon for his indiscretions. Geraldine recalled for Gordon how Charles helped her fake Keith's death by placing the body of a John Doe in Keith's wrecked car before it burned up. Gordon understood when she explained that Keith's death would close any investigation into the death of Suella Duval's suicide, which might have harmed Colin's political success. Colin and Tiffany shuddered at the idea of what a terrible person Keith might be today had he lived. Before Dr. Warner could release her at Geraldine's request, Cookie turned up missing at Greenhaven.
7 September 1971
Geraldine told Nancy that Cookie will soon leave Greenhaven, but Nancy shared with Laurie that she thinks it's a bad idea since Dr. Reed appears more realistic about Cookie's progress than Dr. Warner. Dr. Reed feared what might happen after he learned that Cookie has left the hospital. Laurie admitted to Nancy that Jonah's absence from her birthday party was a disappointment. Gordon wondered aloud about the possibility that Keith might have killed Suella and made it look like a suicide. A stunned Nancy learned from Dr. Reed that Cookie ran away from Greenhaven.
8 September 1971
Dr. Reed and Dr. Warner realized that Cookie escaped through an open kitchen door at Greenhaven. Dr. Reed annoyed Dr. Warner with the suggestion that Cookie interpreted Dr. Warner's release as a rejection, and that's why she ran away. Ron and the Karrs arrived at Greenhaven wanting an explanation for Cookie's disappearance. Liz and Jim asked Adam and Nicole to stand for them at their wedding tomorrow. Adam dismissed all of Jim's legal fees as a wedding present to the couple. Ron feared that Cookie would take her own life, but then learned that she bought an airline ticket to Paris. Nancy theorized that Cookie is going to Joe and Rose in France because she needs parental figures.
9 September 1971
Nancy notified Rose and Joe about Cookie's latest behavior and told them that she could be on her way to them. Nancy spotted Tango's shoe in Lt. Anderson's bag of the girl's personal effects and recognized it as the same one she saw on the floor the day Tango died. After getting an early release from jail, Kate Sloane visited Martha and attempted to convince her that the house is really haunted, and Kate tried to scare the Marceaus away for their own good. Nancy offered her home to Liz and Jim for their wedding ceremony. Bill found Kate lurking around the Marceau house. Kate appeared to faint, but when she came to, she spoke as if she were in a trance and possessed by a spirit.
10 September 1971
At the risk of being recognized as Keith, Jonah refused Laurie's request that he escort her to Liz and Jim's wedding. Jonah slipped up and referred to Jim by his old military nickname, Crazylegs. Laurie became upset when Jonah told her that he's going back to Atlanta, and it could be a permanent move. Martha was unable to attend the wedding because the doctor sedated Kate following her weird trance-like state. Family and friends gathered to witness the wedding of an ecstatic Jim and Liz. Laurie dropped by the Karr home after the wedding with Jonah. Nancy confronted Jonah about the fact that Tango's shoe was inside the apartment when he alleges that she was out buying LSD from her pusher.
13 September 1971
Jonah seethed with rage at Nancy's questions about Tango's shoe and countered that she's trying to get rid of him because she never liked him. When Nancy reminded him that his account of Tango being out buying drugs contradicts evidence about the shoe, he threatened to discredit her by insisting to Laurie that her mother is lying to break them up. Nancy kept Jonah's threats to herself after Mike and Laurie came into the room. Kate pretended to be asleep while Martha and Bill disagreed about her. When Bill left the room, Kate pretended to wake up, and she warned Martha that a spirit is attempting to possess her soul. Bill phoned the Karrs with news that Cookie arrived safely in Paris and is with her parents. Jonah lied to Laurie that Nancy is railroading him into a murder rap to stop them from marrying.
14 September 1971
Vic's heart broke over Mike's comments that Laurie is engaged to Jonah. Nancy received word from her parents that Cookie is all right. Lt. Anderson and Bill lamented the fact that they have no suspects in Rosella's murder now that Jim is cleared. Bill confided to Adam and Nicole that he's worried Martha might start to believe Kate's wild stories about ghosts and the supernatural. Kate cautioned Martha that the ghosts of a woman and her lover are walking the Marceau home. Kate went into another trance and started to grab Martha from behind.
15 September 1971
Kate clutched Martha's neck and began to strangle her. Just in the nick of time, Kate appeared to come out of the trance, allowing Martha to escape. Later, Kate insisted that she had been possessed by the spirit of the woman who haunts the house. Bill persuaded Adam to help him prove that Kate is faking the supernatural occurrences. Nancy went to Bill with her story about Tango's shoe, but Bill argued that her memory could be faulty, and the one she saw was probably different than the one Tango actually wore. Martha told Adam and Nicole that as a child, she was exposed to séances by a strange aunt who believed that the dead could return. Before leaving their house, Kate warned Bill and Martha they should leave before it's too late.
16 September 1971
Nancy told Dr. Reed that Cookie is safe with her parents in Paris. Reed and Dr. Warner squabbled again with Reed insisting that Cookie isn't totally cured and could still be dangerous. Dr. Reed wondered what was going on when Dr. Warner suggested that he keep quiet and could get a nice promotion, even in the face of budget cuts. The situation became clearer when Reed took a call from Geraldine, and she confessed that she's providing significant financial backing. Gordon wanted to see Keith, but Geraldine said that she's going to get him back to Mexico as soon as possible. Jonah learned from Laurie that Nancy went to see the cops. Worried that she might have told them her theory about Tango's shoe, Jonah went to confront Nancy and found her alone and vulnerable.
17 September 1971
Jonah confronted Nancy about her report to the police. Nancy assured Jonah that she wasn't trying to get him in trouble, but she was concerned about the discrepancy over the shoe. Jonah told another lie to explain how Tango could have come back to the apartment while he was out doing laundry, but Nancy rejected that theory because the window was closed after Tango fell. Jonah drugged Nancy's drink to buy time. Mike invited Laurie to supper to help take Nancy's mind off the trouble with Cookie. Mike called Nancy, interrupting Jonah, who was about to kill an unconscious Nancy. Jonah took Nancy to the garage and placed her in the car, where he tied her hands to the steering wheel. Jonah started the engine, locked Nancy in the garage, and left her to die from the exhaust fumes.
20 September 1971
Nancy continued to suffocate in the garage. Jonah started shaving and cleaning himself up to look like Keith Whitney again. Laurie suggested going home to get Nancy for dinner, but Mike countered that they could phone her from the restaurant. Laurie told her father that she thinks Nancy would do anything to keep her from marrying Jonah. Geraldine and Gordon discussed publicly acknowledging that Keith is alive, but first they have to make sure that Nancy won't report anything about Suella's suicide. Mike grew worried when Nancy wouldn't answer the phone. The Whitneys arrived at the Karr home. The Whitney chauffeur reported that he heard the car running in Nancy's garage. After breaking down the garage door and pulling Nancy out, everyone feared that she was dead.
21 September 1971
Nancy needed CPR to start breathing again. The Whitneys wondered if Nancy had attempted suicide, but their chauffeur said that he found Nancy with her hands bound. Mike phoned and learned from Gordon what happened to Nancy. Mike asked Gordon to hold off on informing the police. Martha insisted to Bill that Kate must be on the level because if she wanted their house back, she couldn't make the mortgage payments. Mike phoned Bill about Nancy's situation. The doctor reassured the Karrs that Nancy will recover. Mike and Bill speculated that Nancy was attacked by a burglar. Nancy regained consciousness and was ready to identify her assailant.
22 September 1971
Nancy told everyone that Jonah tried to kill her. Laurie flatly refused to believe that Jonah' is capable of murder. Geraldine argued that Nancy must have been disoriented by the fumes she inhaled. Colin reassured Tiffany and Ron that he has forgiven them for their affair and doesn't hold any grudges. Tiffany told Ron that she's certain Cookie will come back to him. Dr. Reed took drastic action after learning that Geraldine is using her money to pull strings at Greenhaven. Laurie attempted to clear Jonah's name by telling Bill that Jonah couldn't be responsible for Nancy's attack because he was flying back to Georgia at the time. Bill tried to verify Laurie's story but discovered that Jonah actually bought a one-way ticket to Mexico.
23 September 1971
Bill and Lt. Anderson went over Jonah's apartment with a fine tooth comb. The airline confirmed that Jonah was not on his scheduled flight to Mexico. Nicole and Adam were mortified to hear that someone attempted to kill Nancy. Bill and Lt. Anderson couldn't find any evidence of Jonah, including a fingerprint to help identify him. Bill speculated about how a student without a job could afford the expensive apartment where Jonah resided. While Bill was out investigating Jonah, Martha heard the mysterious laughing in her house. Convinced it was a tape recording, Martha followed the laughing to a closet. When she opened the closet door, Martha saw the face of a man peering at her from the darkness, and she began to scream hysterically.
24 September 1971
Adam learned that Jonah was the person who attacked Nancy. Geraldine aroused Gordon's suspicions when she steadfastly declared that Jonah Lockwood couldn't have been responsible for the attempted murder of Nancy. Adam theorized that Nancy's attack had to be related to her intention to expose Keith Whitney's marriage to Suella Duval and Suella's subsequent suicide. Nancy awoke again and assured Laurie that it was Jonah who attacked her. Geraldine told Gordon that Keith went into hiding in Mexico. Geraldine and Gordon were stunned when Keith casually walked through the front door and pretended that nothing had ever happened.
27 September 1971
Geraldine and Gordon were alternately furious and joyous about Keith's return. Keith told his parents about his relationship with Suella, but he didn't reveal that he actually killed her. Adam continued to insist that the attack on Nancy in Monticello was related to her attack on the island of St. Elenora. Speculation centered on Jonah remaining in Monticello to make sure he finished off Nancy. Gordon and Geraldine decided to tell Colin that Keith is alive, but Keith cautioned them to not reveal how Geraldine and Charles helped him fake his death. Geraldine confronted Keith about Suella and Nancy.
28 September 1971
Keith swore to Geraldine that he wasn't involved in the attack on Nancy, and he admitted that he met Laurie Karr a year ago at Colin's campaign rally. Gordon asked Colin and Tiffany to return to Monticello from Washington, but he didn't tell them the real reason. Nancy recounted her story about Jonah for Adam and Bill. Adam took the glass that Jonah had used to drug Nancy's drink. An eavesdropping Laurie heard Nancy claim that Jonah tried to kill her because she was getting close to uncovering his murder of Tango. Laurie became enraged and accused Nancy of being a liar.
29 September 1971
Vic speculated that he had been drugged by Jonah the night he passed out at Adam's. Martha shared with Adam and Nicole her experience of seeing a man's face hidden in the back of her closet. After screaming at Nancy, Laurie refused to go home. Vic joined Laurie but left after objecting to her attitude toward her parents. Adam and Nicole went over Martha's house with a fine tooth comb and couldn't locate a hidden tape recorder. Alone in the house, Martha screamed in terror when the lights went out and a loud demonic laugh began to echo throughout the darkness.
30 September 1971
A concerned Ron joined Colin and Tiffany in their return to Monticello. Ron was upset to receive word of the attack on Nancy's life and wasn't pleased with Geraldine's role in securing Cookie's early release from Greenhaven. Laurie finally went back to the Karr home and apologized to Nancy for behaving so immaturely. When someone spotted a man resembling Jonah in Georgia, Bill left to pursue the lead. Geraldine and Gordon stunned Colin and Tiffany with the news that reports of Keith's death a year ago were premature.
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D.A. Logan Swift and attorney Draper Scott confront heiress Paige Madison about her relationship with the assassin who tried to kill her at the disco and wonder if she still thinks her fellow gang members are good guys. Fearing another assassination attempt, ex-cop Steve Guthrie agrees to be Paige's hired bodyguard. Paige promises to cooperate with the police if Logan won't prosecute her. Jed calls Paige to tell her that he doesn't want her hurt, but he has a gun and secretly plans to kill her at his first opportunity.
18 July 1979
Attorney Mike Karr receives a job offer from the renowned New York law firm Seward, Paxton, and Whiteside, but content in Monticello, he refuses the offer. Later, Philip Seward requests a meeting with Mike's partner Draper Scott.
19 July 1979
Phillip Seward meets Draper and offers him a junior partnership in the New York law firm. Naughty Raven Swift, married to D.A. Logan Swift, arranges to have an affair with sexy Frenchman Eliot Dorn at Palace Park, where Raven, Logan, and Eliot will be vacationing.
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Draper's wife April is very upset when he reveals that he's been offered a lucrative job in New York. Jed calls Paige, and she promises to ditch her bodyguard Steve for a secret meeting. Tobias, the leader of Paige's terrorist gang, orders Jed to kill Paige.
23 July 1979
After Steve confirms their dinner plans at a local restaurant, Paige lets Jed know where they'll be so he can meet with her. At the restaurant, Steve reveals that he tricked Paige by taking her to another restaurant. Steve's police partners Deborah and Calvin wait for Jed at the real restaurant. Jed arrives and then gunshots pierce the air. Steve learns that Jed shot Calvin and escaped capture.
24 July 1979
An angry Brian blames Steve for nearly getting Paige killed in Jed's assassination attempt. At the hospital, Steve and Deborah anxiously await news of Calvin's condition. Miles & Nicole and Logan & Raven check in at Palace Park. Raven and Eliot connive to have an assignation in Eliot's hotel room while Logan is out of the way enjoying himself on the golf course.
25 July 1979
On holiday at the Palace Park couples resort, Raven manages to get rid of Logan. Later, she meets Eliot in his room for a sexual trust. Miles accidentally spots Raven emerging from Eliot's hotel room and realizes that she is having an affair behind Logan's back.
26 July 1979
Owen demonstrates a strong interest in Deborah. Nola, noting Owen's attraction to the attractive, young officer, warns Deborah to stay away. April and Draper invite Mike and Nancy to their home for dinner, but the elder couple must intercede when the younger couple begin to argue over Draper's job offer in New York.
27 July 1979
Owen and Nola decide to show old home movies of their life in California. Steve notices that Paige leaves the room after she and Brian are shown kissing one a little too long for comfort in a shot of Paige's birthday party. The Madisons unknowingly have another assassin very close to home, and she's hiding a large knife.
30 July 1979
Cliff makes a pest of himself by annoying Deborah, and she continues to dodge his advances. April and Draper have another conversation about New York, and she agrees to join him on the trip. The knife wielding assassin approaches a sleeping and vulnerable Paige with murderous intent.
31 July 1979
Brian is Paige's unexpected savior as the assassin prepares to strike. Miles keeps the secret about Raven and Eliot to himself. Logan confronts Raven about her flirtation at Palace Park, but his anger turns to passion with Raven's explanation. Eliot and Mickey plan Antoine's demise. Paige and Brian get a little too close for comfort.
1 August 1979
April confides to her wealthy mother Margo, Eliot's wife, that Draper has received a job offer from Seward, Paxton, and Whiteside, and they might move to New York. Margo panics at the idea of losing April, but April says he has to get the job first. Philip Seward reassures Mike that Draper is a shoe-in for the position, with only one partner left to approve him.
2 August 1979
Nola meets with Margo and asks her to hire Brian with Nola secretly underwriting his salary. Margo objects to Nola's deception until she realizes the situation parallels her own with April and Draper. Steve gets a call from the hospital telling him that Calvin has taken a turn for the worse, but the caller is actually the maid Louise, disguising her voice. Louise vows that Paige will get her just desserts.
3 August 1979
In New York, Philip Seward tells Draper that he all but has the job, though silent partner David Henson, currently in hospital, has to agree to make the decision unanimous. At the hospital, Steve learns that Calvin is well and recuperating. They realize the phone call was a ruse to lure Steve away from the Madison house. Steve phones Paige and orders her to lock her door and wait for him to get back. Louise, armed with a large knife, breaks open the door and promises to kill Paige.
6 August 1979
Knife in hand, Louise charges Paige. They struggle behind a closed door and then a gunshot is fired. Steve arrives at the Madison home. He can't find Paige but discovers a blood trail.
7 August 1979
Margo learns from April that the final decision in Draper's job offer lies with David Henson, coincidentally an old friend of Margo. Margo phones David to remind him of their extramarital affair years ago and uses it to blackmail him into blackballing Draper from the law firm.
8 August 1979
Draper is devastated when he is told that he was rejected for the junior partnership at Seward, Paxton, and Whiteside.
9 August 1979
Draper is inconsolable over losing the New York partnership. Steve and Paige visit Calvin in the hospital. Armed with a gun, Jed steals a hospital orderly uniform and positions himself outside Calvin's room.
10 August 1979
Jed follows Steve and Paige after they leave Calvin's room. In the hospital parking garage, Jed fires shots at Steve and Paige. Steve returns fire and has Jed to dead to right, but he freezes when he remembers shooting teenager Joey Dials. Jed uses Steve's hesitation to flee the scene. Paige tries to comfort Steve over being gun shy. At the Unicorn, bartender Mickey Dials flashes back to the day brother Joey died. Mickey remembers substituting Joey's real gun for a cap pistol, thereby framing Steve for shooting an "innocent" teenager.
11 August 1979
With Logan working late hours at the office, Raven and Eliot plan another extramarital tryst. Eliot lies to wife Margo that he has to help a former student who's threatening suicide. Raven can't get a babysitter for her infant son Jamey and just leaves him alone in the apartment. Miles is kidnapped from his office by a masked gunman.
14 August 1979
The masked gunman takes Miles to a warehouse where he's forced to treat a gunshot victim who turns out to be Louise, shot in the struggle with Paige. Nicole becomes very worried when husband Miles doesn't call or come home. Raven admits to a disgusted Eliot that she left her baby all alone when she couldn't find a sitter.
15 August 1979
Miles hears a scream and runs into Louise's sick room only to find her dead. With Tobias temporarily distracted by Louise's body, Miles makes his escape from the warehouse. Tobias fires shots at Miles.
16 August 1979
Nola apologizes to Paige. Nicole phones the police. Cliff laments to Deborah that he should've had the nomination instead of Logan. Miles hears a scream and runs into Louise's sick room only to find her dead. With Tobias temporarily distracted by Louise's body, Miles makes his escape from the warehouse. Tobias fires shots at Miles.
17 August 1979
Miles tells the police about his kidnapping and that the perpetrator was Tobias. Paige looks out her window and spots a ski masked Tobias lurking in the Madison's garden.
20 August 1979
Miles is questioned about his ordeal with Tobias. Draper apologizes to April for overreacting to his job loss. Paige dreams of Nola and Brian. Later, Paige lies to Steve and goes to the terrace alone to meet Tobias. Tobias aims his gun at Paige and prepares to fire.
21 August 1979
Tobias aims his gun at Paige who screams at the sound of a gunshot, but Tobias falls to the ground, having been shot by Steve. When Tobias's mask is pulled off, Paige realizes that the shooter was a disguised Jed.
22 August 1979
Eddie Vaughn, a producer who once romanced Nola, arrives in Monticello with a script for Mansion of the Damned, a horror movie. Draper is at home alone when real estate agent Mrs. Fenner stops by to persuade him to put the house back on the market. Draper is shocked when Mrs. Fenner reveals that the home's value is much higher than the amount he and April paid for it.
23 August 1979
Draper confronts April about the discrepancy between their home's value and the price they paid. April reluctantly admits that she and Margo lied about the price with Margo paying the difference. Nola overhears Owen decline Eddie's suggestion that they produce Mansion of the Damned, with Owen arguing that Nola's a has-been. Nola goes to the Unicorn and gets roaring drunk. Sarah, Margo's maid, catches Eliot locked in an embrace with Raven.
24 August 1979
Befriended by Mickey, Nola rests in Eliot's office and meets him for the first time. Raven and Sarah fight over Eliot, and Raven slaps her face. Brian and Paige arrive at the Unicorn to get Nola. Paige follows Mickey outside, kisses him, and calls him Tobias.
27 August 1979
Mickey promises Paige that he never wanted her harmed and that one poses a threat to her except their old gang friend Zack who is acting alone.
28 August 1979
Upset over Nola's latest battle with the bottle, Owen agrees to at least consider Eddie's idea of producing Mansion of the Damned as a comeback vehicle for Nola. Paige convinces Steve to stay as her bodyguard and admits that Zack still wants her dead. Mickey meets with Zack and orders him to kill Paige.
29 August 1979
Logan urges Draper to speed up Logan's legal adoption of Jamey. Calvin recuperates enough to stand alone and take his first steps. Mickey schemes to have Zack kill Paige, while Mickey will shoot Steve to avenge Joey's death.
30 August 1979
After reading the script, Owen tells everyone that he'll produce Mansion of the Damned. Zack arrives at the Unicorn, and on cue from Mickey, draws his gun to shoot Paige.
31 August 1979
Just as Zack is about to murder Paige, Mickey pulls his gun from behind the bar and shoots Zack. Steve is stunned that Mickey saved his life. Nola wants Brian to direct Mansion of the Damned. During a quarrel with Nola, Owen reminds her that Brian is his natural son, which makes Brian and Paige blood siblings.
3 September 1979
Nola coerces Paige into accepting the ingénue role of Patience Revere to ensure that Brian will direct Mansion of the Damned. Steve thinks there's something familiar about Mickey's gun. Bill tells Mickey that there's going to be an investigation into the shooting at the Unicorn even though Mickey saved Steve and Paige. Eliot decides to close the Unicorn for a few days and secretly plots another tryst with Raven.
4 September 1979
As Logan packs to leave on a campaign tour, Raven fakes being sick so she can stay home and continue her affair with Eliot. Steve recalls the day he shot Joey and suddenly recognizes Mickey's gun as the one Joey aimed at him.
5 September 1979
Logan asks Geraldine to check up on a sick Raven while he's out of town. Mickey denies Steve's accusation that Mickey switched his real gun for a cap pistol after Joey was shot. Geraldine lets herself in Logan's apartment while Raven and Eliot are in the bedroom together.
6 September 1979
Raven almost keeps Geraldine from learning of her affair, but Geraldine finds Eliot smoking a cigarette in Logan's bed. Raven blackmails Geraldine into keeping quiet by threatening to keep Jamey away from her forever. Mike gets a letter from Seward who wants to discuss Draper's rejection from the firm. Worried about Raven, Logan decides to cut short his trip.
7 September 1979
Steve uncovers evidence that ties Joey to Mickey's gun. Chief of Police Bill Marceau tells Calvin that he'll be deputy chief while Bill vacations. The Madisons joke about Mansion of the Damned being cursed, and when Nola mentions Satan, a tree limb suddenly crashes through the glass doors during a storm. Logan arrives home and catches Raven and Eliot together.
10 September 1979
Logan and Raven have a terrible argument about her infidelity. Seward tells the Karrs that he suspects Margo was the reason Draper lost the junior partnership in New York. Mickey confides to Eliot that he's leaving town. A vengeful Raven swears that Logan will never get custody of their son.
11 September 1979
Steve returns to the police force. Owen and Eddie find an old studio where they can cheaply produce Mansion of the Damned. When he and Paige grow too close, Brian's forced to admit that he's her blood brother.
12 September 1979
Draper advises Logan about his legal rights regarding Jamey. Raven taunts Geraldine that she's got plans to make Logan regret leaving her. Feeling betrayed by her family, an upset Paige turns to Mickey, who convinces her to flee Monticello with him.
13 September 1979
Nola sees a vision of Satan laughing at her from the flames of the fireplace. April confides to Margo that she enjoys having Jamey around and longs to be a mother herself. Logan tells Raven he's moving out of their apartment. Paige accidentally finds Mickey's briefcase full of money from the illegal arms he sold.
14 September 1979
Paige sees her name on a list with assassins and realizes that Mickey planned to kill her. Mickey knocks Paige out and turns on the gas stove. Raven stuns Logan with the news that she's taking a midnight flight to England with their son. Bill approves of Steve confronting Mickey again. Raven gives Jamey to April and Draper along with a letter granting them adoption rights. Steve confronts Mickey, who smashes through a window and tries to jump to the adjacent roof, but he falls.
17 September 1979
Mickey falls to his death. Steve and Deborah discover an unconscious Paige in Mickey's gas filled apartment. April wants to delay meeting with Logan to give him Jamey. Paige is resuscitated at the hospital. Nola sees Owen and Deborah embracing.
18 September 1979
April vows to keep Jamey since Raven gave her and Draper legal rights to him. In view of Mickey's death, Logan drops all charges against Paige. Paige and Owen resolve their differences about Brian's paternity. April pays a professional visit to Mike to clarify her adoption rights.
19 September 1979
April involves Margo in the battle for Jamey's guardianship. Mike informs Draper of his visit from April and her determination to keep Jamey. As Nola reads one of her character's incantations from the Mansion of the Damned script, a large key light suddenly explodes. Eliot spurns Sarah who goes to tell Margo that Eliot is sleeping with the district attorney's wife.
20 September 1979
Margo is skeptical of Sarah's motives for making accusations against Eliot. Actor Trent Archer, who's playing the role of Satan opposite Nola, arrives in Monticello. Cliff snitches to Steve that he caught Deborah and Owen having a romantic supper. Nola recites a scripted love incantation, and it seemingly draws Owen and Deborah together.
21 September 1979
April begs Draper to reconsider keeping Jamey as their own child. Meanwhile, Geraldine suggests that that Logan and Jamey move in with her to form a family of sorts. Miles and Nicole listen to April's side of the adoption story. When April returns home, she finds Jamey's crib empty.
24 September 1979
Draper confesses to April that he gave Jamey back to Logan. April slaps Draper and runs from the house. Margo is delighted when April shows up at the penthouse and announces that she's left her husband.
25 September 1979
Eddie convinces Margo to host a launch party for Mansion of the Damned at her penthouse. Draper calls April to convince her to come back home, but she refuses. Sarah offers to sell Eliot the jewelry they previously stole from Margo when they faked a robbery to send Margo's gun to the police.
26 September 1979
April's psychic abilities pique Eddie's interest. Deborah receives a special invitation from Nola. Draper encourages Miles and Nicole to persuade April that she's being unreasonable. After learning that Draper intends to act as Logan's attorney, April threatens to divorce him.
27 September 1979
At the launch party, Eliot learns that Nola is independently wealthy. Sarah and Eliot have a secret meeting to arrange the transfer of jewels. April refuses to listen when Miles and Nicole resist choosing sides against Draper. Nola and Trent read a scene from the script with Nola as witch Hester Atherton and Trent playing Satan. During the scene, Nicole spots a demonic specter on the terrace.
28 September 1979
Margo offers to buy Jamey from Logan for $150,000. Nicole swears she saw a terrifying apparition on Margo's terrace, but Miles argues it was merely an illusion. April discovers Eliot and Sarah together in the penthouse, and after Eliot threatens to pitch her over the terrace in an apparent suicide, April tries to run but falls and hits her head.
1 October 1979
Eliot flees the penthouse leaving April unconscious. Margo and Geraldine argue when Margo refuses to convince April that Jamey belongs with Logan. The Madisons receive a letter that claims the scripted spells in Mansion of the Damned are real. Draper's enraged to learn about Margo trying to buy Jamey. Margo returns to the penthouse and finds April's body on the floor.
2 October 1979
Weird lights are spotted coming from inside the Mansion of the Damned studio. Margo blames herself for April's accident. Draper and Logan confront Margo about her attempt to buy Jamey. April has a mild concussion, but Dr. Wallace stuns Draper with the news that April is a couple of months pregnant.
3 October 1979
Draper gives April the good news that they're having a baby, and they apologize for their quarrel. Margo insists that April tell them what led to the accident and is mortified to realize that Eliot left her to possibly die.
4 October 1979
Nola watches Owen and Deborah kissing in a restaurant. April refuses to press assault charges against Eliot. Margo throws Eliot out. Paige and Brian find the Satanic Bible and Hester Atherton's life story in the movie studio. Owen and Nola argue about him seeing Deborah. While Nola's screaming one of Hester's vengeance spells at Owen, a wall at the movie studio falls and nearly crushes Paige.
5 October 1979
Logan visits April, and they become friends again. Brian tells Owen that he knows about Deborah. Rehearsing a scene with Nola, Trent complains about it being hot as hell on the Mansion of the Damned set and suddenly collapses.
8 October 1979
Trent recovers from his collapse. Paige meets Deborah to talk about her relationship with Owen, and they're secretly followed by a jealous Nola. Owen asks Trent to get a physical from Miles. April tells Miles and Nicole that Eddie's interested in her history of psychic experiences. A ghost appears on the Mansion of the Damned set.
10 October 1979
Calvin and Star have a happy announcement for Deborah and Steve. Nola meets a stranger outside Deborah's apartment building and is fascinated with her face. Margo has an admission for April. Miles concludes that Trent is suffering from a case of superstition. While reading Hester Atherton's manuscript, Trent receives a shock.
11 October 1979
Trent is terrified at the sight of the wrinkled, bony old crone touching his shoulder until he realizes that she's Nola in disguise. Nola has based Hester Atherton's withered appearance on Rachel Barnes and perfected her makeup to resemble the woman.
12 October 1979
Margo tells Nicole that she hates Eliot. Nola wonders if she could develop the powers of a witch. Rehearsing with Nola and Chris Rafferty, a paranoid Trent is frightened out of his wits, and he warns Owen that everyone will die if they try to film Mansion of the Damned.
15 October 1979
Owen says a frightened Trent quit the movie and went back to Hollywood. Nola decides Eliot would make a perfect devil and suggests he replace Trent. Draper okays April's decision to conduct a psychic reading on the Mansion of the Damned set, which she's doing for the money. Walking around the spooky soundstage, April sees the eerie apparition of a woman on the balcony and screams in horror.
16 October 1979
April and Eddie's account of a haunted set is doubted. Owen concedes to Nola's request by screen testing Eliot for the role of the Devil. Mike plans to meet David Henson and force him to admit why he rejected Draper. April describes what she saw on the movie set, and Nicole says it sounds like the ghostly figure she witnessed on Margo's terrace the night of the Mansion of the Damned launch party.
17 October 1979
Paige cautions Deborah that Nola's dangerous and might hurt them. Nola almost strangles Paige while playing a scene. Steve grouses to Calvin about Deborah and Owen's romance. Deborah discovers her apartment door ajar, but Mr. Bailey, the apartment super, says he did some work in her apartment and probably didn't close it completely. Inside, Deborah discovers it's been trashed.
18 October 1979
On a short business trip to New York, Mike arranges a meeting with David Henson. Placed on the spot by Mike, Henson agrees to tell him why he had to reject Draper's partnership.
19 October 1979
David Henson confesses to Mike that Margo blackmailed him into making sure Draper stayed in Monticello. Deborah busts drug dealer Benny Hayes. Margo encourages April to go with her on an extended European vacation. Deborah receives crank phone calls from someone who plays creepy Gregorian chants.
22 October 1979
Nicole goes to the Mansion of the Damned set for a WMON feature story. Eddie assures Nicole that Mansion of Damned isn't cursed. Deborah tells Steve and Calvin about her crank calls. The Gregorian chant from Deborah's calls is a music cue from Mansion of the Damned soundtrack. During the filming of a scene, a large light becomes unhitched from the lighting grid and smashes to the floor, nearly hitting Paige and Nola. Brian discovers Jason Reinhart's dead body, the victim of an apparent onset heart attack.
23 October 1979
April watches Nicole's TV report of Jason's death and is convinced the movie curse is real. Miles' autopsy of Jason concludes he died from natural causes, not the supernatural. Mike tells Draper that Henson wants to meet him to reconsider the law partnership. Calvin is told that Bill Marceau retired and is being replaced by new chief Derek Mallory. Talking with April, Margo accidentally spills her part in Draper's rejection.
24 October 1979
April fears Draper will be angry enough to kill Margo of he finds out she sabotaged his job prospect. Nola terrorizes Paige on set with a rat. April forces Margo to phone Henson and agree to give Draper another shot at the job. Margo follows April's orders, but she calls Henson back after April leaves and threatens him again.
25 October 1979
Logan's separation papers arrive in the mail from Raven. Deborah receives another prank call. Brian kisses Paige. Draper and Henson speak with one another by phone, and David delays meeting with him for a month, claiming he'll be hospitalized for tests. Deborah gets a scare on the movie set,
26 October 1979
Owen intends to divorce Nola after they wrap production on the movie. Nola dreams of being shot by Deborah, but the bullets pass through her because she's a real witch. Steve is called to the movie set after hours after a local cop sees movement in the shadows. Nola and Eddie congratulate themselves on setting up the studio haunting as a publicity stunt. While exploring the studio, Steve is struck by a falling chandelier rigged by Eddie and Nola.
29 October 1979
Steve survives being hit by the chandelier. Nola wants to have one last stunt bigger than all the others. Paige spies Nola playing the Gregorian chant on a tape recorder. Chris Rafferty relates the "curse of Macbeth" that plagues theater companies. During a scene with Paige, Nola plunges a dagger into her heart.
30 October 1979
Everyone's relieved that Nola's dagger turns out to be a trick stage knife with a retractable blade. April wonders why David Henson suddenly put off seeing Draper again. No one likes abrasive new police chief Derek Mallory. Deborah suspects Eddie arranged the movie set accidents to hype the film.
31 October 1979
Deborah suggests to Owen that Eddie and Nola planned the set disasters, and he promises to make them stop. Eliot begins flirting with Nola. David Henson decides to the leave the country rather than carry out Margo's plot. Margo realizes that Eliot tried to have her arrested for murder last spring by faking their apartment robbery. Nola and Eddie assure Owen there won't be any more publicity stunts, but Nola thinks about starting a fire.
1 November 1979
Eddie tries to make Nola forget about setting the film studio on fire. Derek wants sweeping unpopular changes in the police department. Brian confides to Eddie that he's leaving after the movie's completed because he can't be in love with his sister. Cliff collapses after answering Deborah's phone and hearing Nola's Gregorian death chant.
2 November 1979
Deborah is annoyed after realizing that Cliff faked collapsing as a joke. Draper's down in the dumps over Henson's departure to Europe. Owen declares his love to Deborah. The Karrs promise Margo they won't tell Draper what she did to him. Paige tells Deborah that Nola's disturbed, and Deborah realizes Nola's the crank caller.
5 November 1979
Nicole meets Derek Mallory. Paige attempts to tell Brian about Nola's pranks, but she's interrupted. April phones New York and finds out that David Henson lied about being sick. Eddie confronts Nola about Brian and Paige not being related since Eddie is Brian's real father.
6 November 1979
Nola swears Eddie to secrecy about Brian being his son, the result of an affair between Nola and Eddie. Paige informs Brian that Nola's disturbed and tormenting Deborah. Nancy encourages Deborah to confront Nola. Nola finds cans of a flammable liquid in the studio.
7 November 1979
Logan wins the election. Margo realizes that April and Draper are on to David's avoidance tactics. Deborah receives a box of candy she thinks is from Owen, but she eats a piece and finds it's been laced with an insecticide.
8 November 1979
Deborah refuses to reveal her suspicions about Nola's guilt to Owen, Steve, Miles, and Derek. Draper suggests that a lonely Logan join the dating scene again. Steve suspects Benny Hayes might have been behind Deborah's poisoning. After promising Eddie that she won't carry out her plan to start a fire on the Mansion of the Damned set, Nola sees a vision of Deborah engulfed in flames.
9 November 1979
Nancy suspects Nola sent Deborah's poisoned chocolates. After Owen says they'll have to write the studio off as a financial loss, Nola considers her fire idea again. Paige wants Brian to run away to Europe with her. Eddie arranges to meet with Brian, intending to reveal his true parentage.
12 November 1979
Evil triumphs over good in the final scene of Mansion of the Damned. Still planning a fiery finale, Nola phones Deborah and asks to meet her alone at the empty studio.
13 November 1979
Eddie notices that Nola is missing from the cast wrap party and learns that Nola stayed behind at the studio. Nola arms herself with a book of matches and douses the set with cans of gasoline.
14 November 1979
Eddie finds Nola at the studio, and she promises she won't go through with the publicity stunt. After Eddie leaves, Nola hears Deborah arriving and starts a fire. Outside the studio, Deborah finds Nola emerging from the burning building. Nola tells Deborah that she thinks Eddie might have still been inside. Firemen pull Eddie from the flames. Eddie tells Brian that there's something he needs to know.
16 November 1979
Nola's relieved when Eddie dies before he can reveal any of her secrets. The Karrs suspect that Margo had something to do with David Henson's sudden trip out of the country. Brian wonders what Eddie wanted to tell him.
17 November 1979
Deborah confesses to Steve that she has feelings for him and Owen. Nicole has an opportunity to interview author Dr. Lennox who has written a book about schizophrenia. Nola arranges to intrude on Owen and Deborah's romantic supper.
20 November 1979
Steve and Calvin tell the Madisons a forensic testing proves that the studio fire was arson, but everyone thinks Eddie was arsonist. Dr. Lennox counsels Nicole that schizophrenia could be an inheritable disease, and she learns that Miles' mother was schizophrenic. Eddie's attorney Lila Ackerman wants to have a meeting with the Madisons. Deborah and Owen are shocked when Nola joins them for their romantic dinner.
21 November 1979
Derek saves Deborah after she's taken hostage by a prisoner. Owen reluctantly agrees to give his marriage one more chance. Paige worries Brian will forget her when he goes to Los Angeles. The Madisons meet Lila Ackerman who reveals that Eddie left his estate to a son.
22 November 1979
Eddie's will confirms that Brian is his son, and Nola's forced to confess she tricked Owen. A disgusted Owen walks out on Nola. Miles realizes that Nicole is scared that he inherited his mother's schizophrenia. Owen stops Brian from leaving Monticello.
26 November 1979
Owen tells Brian that his real father was Eddie. Derek suspends Deborah from duty because of the hostage situation. Deborah finds Benny pushing drugs in her building. Brian tells Paige that they aren't related by blood. Owen wants Deborah to leave with him for LA.
27 November 1979
Deborah can't decide whether or not she should follow Owen to California. Brian angrily confronts Nola. Owen tells Paige that he's divorcing Nola. Paige invites Deborah and Steve to be witnesses at her wedding to Brian. Nola vanishes, leaving behind a note that says she's gone away to a tropical island.
28 November 1979
Paige and Brian marry. Owen watches a print of Mansion of the Damned that burns inside the projector. Derek tells Miles and Nicole about his ex-wife, a woman he was forced to hit. Deborah wants Steve to tell her not to go with Owen.
29 November 1979
Steve tips off Owen that Deborah doesn't want to go with him. Derek's ex-wife Ivy is the daughter of a senator. Deborah confirms to Owen that she's staying in Monticello. Deborah meets her next door neighbor Mrs. Corey, who's actually Nola in modified Hester Atherton makeup.
30 November 1979
Deborah doesn't recognize Mrs. Corey as being a disguised Nola. Miles talks with Nicole about schizophrenia. Star asks Calvin to select a date for their wedding.
3 December 1979
Mrs. Corey tells Deborah about the fate of women who steal husbands. Nancy meets Benny Hayes. Geraldine confides to Logan that rumors suggest Derek is a wife beater. Benny begs Deborah not to testify against him in his drug case. Mrs. Corey meets Benny and expresses an interest in his merchandise.
4 December 1979
Eliot attempts to find out where Nola has gone. Deborah reconsiders having a marriage and family. Nancy tells Mike she has an unfavorable opinion of Derek. Nola returns to an empty home and accepts a date with Eliot.
5 December 1979
Nola and Eliot share their feelings of loneliness. Draper insists on paying back Margo's house loan, and the two don't fight for a change. Nancy informs Mike that she's interested in an investigative report on Monticello's drug trade. Mrs. Corey meets Benny again and says she can use his services.
6 December 1979
Mrs. Corey buys downers from Benny. Later, she laces a pot of homemade soup with the drugs and takes it to Deborah. Steve stops by to see Deborah and worries when can't get her to open the door. Inside the apartment, Deborah lies unconscious.
7 December 1979
Steve breaks down Deborah's door and finding her unconscious calls Miles. April has the same weird dream about the mysterious man and the train whistle. Eliot appears courtly to Nola, but he's in bed with another woman. Nola is annoyed when Deborah rallies, so Mrs. Corey feeds her more soup.
10 December 1979
April fears that her recurring nightmare is a warning about the future. Draper's uneasy over the possibility that April may be having prophetic dreams again. Eliot amps up his pursuit of Nola. Deborah eats another bowl of spiked soup.
11 December 1979
Owen calls Deborah and worries when she sounds incoherent. Nicole asks Derek to let Deborah return to the police force. At Owen's urging, Steve goes to Deborah's apartment, but Mr. Bailey tells him that Deborah became ill and was taken to the hospital.
12 December 1979
Deborah begins to recover and insists she's fine. Derek receives a letter from his ex-wife Ivy. Mrs. Corey tells Benny she needs more drugs. Benny and Nola agree that they hate Deborah.
13 December 1979
Reinstated to the force, Deborah volunteers to be decoy to capture a park rapist whose last victim just died. Draper and Margo share a warm evening together after she offers to use his house loan payment as a trust for the new baby. April experiences the recurring dream again, and the stranger in the dream gives her a silver bracelet. At the park, the rapist knocks out Calvin and goes for Deborah.
14 December 1979
The rapist drives a bound and gagged Deborah deep into the woods. April and Draper try to understand the implications of her dreams. Miles theorizes that the rapist is a psychopath capable of sadistic violence. Derek fears Deborah will be found dead.
17 December 1979
The rapist forces Deborah from the car, and as he assaults her, she tells him she's infected with venereal disease. Steve and Calvin search the woods after a witness identifies the car that took Deborah. Mike's upset to learn that Nancy has arranged an interview with a drug dealer. Mrs. Corey and Benny are responsible for Deborah's kidnapping, and Mrs. Corey insists that Deborah be traumatized from the event.
18 December 1979
Nancy meets Benny under the pretext of getting drugs but offers to buy his story instead. Steve and Calvin find the rapist's abandoned car. Deborah gets away and runs through the woods. Two hunters spot movement and thinking it's an animal, fire a shot at Deborah.
19 December 1979
Deborah is found unharmed. Nola catches Nicole's news story about Deborah and calls Benny to say she only wanted Deborah raped, not murdered. Eliot professes his love for Nola. Nancy schedules a meeting with Benny for their interview but Mike insists she tell the police where she'll be. Margo realizes that Eliot's found himself another meal ticket in Nola.
20 December 1979
Deborah recovers from her ordeal. Miles goes to Deborah's apartment to pick up personal items and happens to meet Mrs. Corey. Miles feels that he's seen Mrs. Corey's face somewhere else before.
21 December 1979
Miles tries to place where he's seen Mrs. Corey. Nicole invites Derek to attend April and Draper's Christmas open house. Nola phones Owen and can barely contain her glee over Deborah being raped. Miles realizes that Mrs. Corey could be Nola in movie makeup.
25 December 1979
Draper's annoyed with Margo again when she gives April a car for Christmas. Geraldine thinks Logan needs a wife very much like April. Star and Calvin temporarily postpone their wedding until Deborah's fully recovered from her ordeal. Mrs. Corey leaves Deborah a fruit cake laced with her special ingredient.
26 December 1979
Mrs. Corey visits Deborah and insists they have tea and fruitcake. Miles researches witches and uncovers a woman named Martha Corey who was accused of witchcraft in Salem. A sickened Deborah collapses again. Miles connects the name Martha Corey to Nola's character in the movie.
27 December 1979
Miles pays a house call to Deborah and questions her about Mrs. Corey. Nola decides to buy speed from Benny. Cliff stops by Deborah's apartment, where Mrs. Corey encourages him to reheat Deborah's soup for her. Miles contacts Nola and insists they meet privately.
28 December 1979
Margo plans a New Year's Eve party with the Scotts and Cavanaughs as guests. Deborah admits she's happy that Owen left without her. Mike's interference in the Benny Hayes drug interview annoys Nancy. Nola flatly denies Miles' accusations that she's Martha Corey. Nola surreptitiously dumps a bag of amphetamine into Miles' office water cooler.
31 December 1979
Miles has a headache and takes an aspirin with the drugged water from his cooler. Geraldine and Logan celebrate New Year's Eve together, while Steve and Deborah become romantic. At Margo's penthouse, everyone wonders why Miles is running late, but then Miles arrives and is obviously stoned. Miles' manic behavior terrifies Nicole when he throws her on the ledge and dips her over the penthouse terrace.
2 January 1980
Nicole questions Miles' behavior on New Year's Eve, and Nola tells Eliot she thinks Miles is as crazy as his mother. Miles decides not to expose Nola's masquerade when Deborah tells him that Mrs. Cory has gone away. Mr. Bailey gives Deborah a parting gift from Mrs. Corey.