During a brief highball indoors, a rich man's wife neglects her adopted toddler, who then drowns in the pool. The child's nanny takes the blame since the wife is a recovering alcoholic doing her best. Will the wife now relapse, especially when a conniving woman claiming to be the toddler's real mother enters the household to blackmail her.
I have to agree with reviewer HEFILM: the episode is more soap opera than standard Hitch fare. There's some human interest as we wonder how Dianne (Nettleton) will adjust to the baby's loss. Still the 60-minutes is missing both atmosphere and ironic ending, standard series trademarks. Then too, the screenplay's padding into an hour's runtime is noticeable, especially with Dianne's repeated imbibing long after we've gotten the point. I'm not saying the story's without interest-- Nettleton was a fine actress from that era. Nonetheless, the gist is more suitable for daytime TV than trademark Hitchcock. So don't expect the series' typical fare
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