Pacific Palisades (1997– )

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 Rachel Whittaker (13 episodes, 1997)
Kimberley Davies ...
 Laura Sinclair (13 episodes, 1997)
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 Michael Kerris (13 episodes, 1997)
Jarrod Emick ...
 Nicholas Hadley (13 episodes, 1997)
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 Robert Russo (13 episodes, 1997)
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 Kate Russo (13 episodes, 1997)
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 Beth Hooper (13 episodes, 1997)
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 Jessica Mitchell (13 episodes, 1997)
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 Joanna Hadley (13 episodes, 1997)
Lucky Vanous ...
 Matt Dunning (13 episodes, 1997)
Jennifer Banko ...
 Ashley MacInally (8 episodes, 1997)
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 Cory Robbins (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Christina Hobson (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Frank Nichols (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Cory Robbins (6 episodes, 1997)
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This one-hour serial drama from Aaron Spelling follows the lives of young professionals who have it all, but haven't paid for it yet, on the Southern California fast track to fame, fortune, scandal and ruin. The cast of characters includes Joanna and Nick Hadley, a young married couple who left their native Midwest for the Pacific Coast where Nick has landed a job as an architect; Joanna's troubled teenage sister Rachel Whittaker; Rachel's friends Ashley and Michael who excel in sneakiness; Robert and Kate Russo, whose sterling life is beginning to tarnish; Jessica Mitchell, a rising professional whose choice of men leads to trouble; Matt Dunning, a construction businessman with a dark side; Laura Sinclair, a real estate agent who does whatever it takes to close a deal; Cory Robbins, a promising but manipulative plastic surgeon; and beautiful Beth Hooper, who rents an apartment from Laura and is being romanced by Cory. Written by Brendan Hill

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J.H. Wyman (Cory #1) left the series after the sixth episode due to scheduling conflicts. Dylan Neal replaced him for the remaining seven episodes. See more »

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Laura Sinclair: [Matt walks into Laura's kitchen, shirtless, the morning after party. His presence is a surprise to Laura] Matt?
Christina Hobson: You didn't say I couldn't have a houseguest.
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A Wonderful Primetime Soap That Got the Ax
7 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show started out with a boom and my family and I would watch it all the time. It premiered in Spring of 1997 with plot twists and very likable characters. It starred Michelle Stafford (Phylis, Y&R) and Finola Hughes (Anne, AMC) plus a great cast as well.

The first episode started with a lawyer who was in an exploding car accident. Then the show introduced Robert who was the owner of a realator company and was having an affair with his secretary Jessica while still being married to Kate who all the while adored Jess. Across the street, Cory was going out with Ashley and worked as a plastic surgeon but the nice girl was having doubts if she could trust her man. Next door were small towners, JoAnna and Nick Hadley with sister (later revealed to be JoAnna's daughter) Rachel. Next door to them were the schemers like Matt and the sexy Australian seductress Laura (ex-Neighbours star, Kimberly Davies).

After a five episode stint, Pacific Palisades returned during the summer and new characters were brought onto the canvas. John who was a part of Laura's past and her mother Christina (Joan Collins) tried to sizzle things in California. In one episode Christina and Laura get into a cat fight that lands them both in a pool.

Other plots included the on again off again relationship between Kate and Robbert. Would they divorce or stay together? Jessica and Matt became an item but Robert still had feelings for Jessica so Matt tried to get them as far apart as they could. Matt even turned out to be the one who made the lawyer in the beginning kill himself as well as set the local mall to concave almost killing Rachel just to make it look like Robert did it.

As previously mentioned JoAnna turns out to be Rachel's mother so as revenge she tries to seduce Nick and also gets kidnapped by someone who she believes to be her father after being lured by someone online. Which had taken JoAnna, Nick, and Michael (Rachel's crush) to save her before it was too late.

Laura tries getting revenge on John who turns out to be married so she decides to break them up by seducing John purposely for his wife's eyes. All the while, Christina tries being Queen Bee in Laura's realator firm only to be outdone by her own daughter.

Matt becomes a gambler and Beth gets a visitor from her past so they have to fight to stay together.

And that was about it. There were thirteen episodes total and the last episode wrapped up everything:

JoAnna, Rachel, and Nick moved out of Pacific Palisades and Rachel says good bye to Michael.

Jessica left the company after telling Kate that she would never work for her and continued her relationship with Matt.

Robert and Kate got back together.

Ashely and Matt stay a couple.

John and his wife moved away leaving Laura and Christina to get what they always wanted, rich men.

So in the end everyone got what they deserved, except for the fans, who get the shaft because this was such a good show that they should have never taken it off the air!


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