This being the second season premier, you'd expect a better-than-average episode. And it does indeed feature a fairly hard-hitting subject -- abortion -- which is of course never explicitly named. Offsetting this realism is the fact that all the plot movement comes via psychic revelation, as if Spelling couldn't dare to be taken too seriously.
But what really stands out about this episode is how the three principal actors show not one emotion or expression in the entire episode -- as if the sole direction in each scene was "do not act". This is clearly not a limit in the actors' abilities; the next episode has all of them showing more feeling and range in any given scene than this entire episode. Maybe it's because the subject was so serious? Or maybe the actors were in the midst of a contract re-negotiation? Whatever the reason, I haven't seen acting so woodenly non-emotive this side of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (who, sadly, never got to have this on their show).
Anyway: serious subject, no acting.
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