An elderly couple, who's not long for this world, has never stopped believing that their baby daughter, who went missing in the woods 40 years ago, will somehow appear to them one last time before they die.




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Episode cast overview:
George Willoughby
Gennie James ...
Diana Willoughby
Fredric Cook ...
Dr. Wittenberg
Rick Andosca ...


In 1946, during the Easter picnic and egg hunt, eight-year-old Diana has a fight with her loving father who has just returned from World War II. She's been holding a grudge against him for years, because she doesn't understand why he had to leave her several years ago. During the game, she vanishes in the woods. The search party fails to find her and they end up blaming hidden quicksand spots in the woods for the tragedy. 40 years later, her parents are now old and her mother is on her deathbed, but they're still hoping that they'll see their little baby girl somehow, even if only for a spell. Written by Anonymous

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27 March 1987 (USA)  »

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Diana Willoughby: It never ends, daddy. It changes. But it never ends.
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24 June 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

WWII ended only months ago and a father worries that his daughter doesn't understand why we was gone for many of her formative years. Considering he was fighting in the war, you can only assume his 8 year-old is a moron--else wise she would have known where he was, why he was gone and the sorts of things he was doing! During a picnic with her girl scout friends and her parents, the kid disappears. The police arrive and tell the parents that there's quicksand near the park (?????????????????????) and perhaps she wandered into it and died. Quicksand...right next to a park...right!!

A whole bunch of years suddenly pass and the parents are now oldsters. As she lies in bed waiting to die, the mother is saying that their past decades were a waste--due to false hope that their daughter would somehow return. They apparently wrote a book about all this and how craptastic their life was due to the disappearance of the kid. The husband, in response, whines about how he cannot live without her. Suddenly, there's a knock on the door...their little wayward brat has returned home--and she looks just like she did in 1946.

From my description, you can tell I didn't like it. The show was manipulative, saccharine and just didn't make any sense. Well made, technically, but as was too often the case with the series, it was apparently written by chimps...

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