Flamingo Road (1980–1982)
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Illicit Weekend 

Field schedules a trip to Tallahassee to deliver a senate campaign speech. Annoyed by Constance's spoiled behavior, Field deceives Constance and invites Lane to travel away with him for the... See full summary »

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Sam Curtis
Woody Brown ...
Skipper Weldon
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Elmo Tyson
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Sheriff Titus Semple
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Constance Weldon Semple Carlyle
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Fielding Carlyle
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Claude Weldon
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Lane Ballou
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Eudora Weldon
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Lute-Mae Sanders
James Ingersoll
Vernon Weddle
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Deputy Tyler
Robert Ackerman
Dee Biederbeck
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Field schedules a trip to Tallahassee to deliver a senate campaign speech. Annoyed by Constance's spoiled behavior, Field deceives Constance and invites Lane to travel away with him for the weekend. A suspicious Titus tracks them down, and hoping to break up the romance, reveals Field's whereabouts to a jealous Constance. Written by Skip Eastport

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13 January 1981 (USA)  »

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A More Character-Driven Episode
8 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Truro County, Florida's favourite son Fielding Carlyle (Mark Harmon), candidate for state senate, has an important speech scheduled in Talahassee. His gorgeous wife Constance (Morgan Fairchild) is excited to go until he tells her he is going alone. By 'alone' he means with his mistress Lane Ballou (Cristina Raines) with whom he has rekindled a romance.

Crooked town sheriff Titus Semple (Howard Duff) is too invested in Carlyle to see him court potential scandal by taking up with Lane, a woman who is not his wife & who works in a brothel & who used to be stripper at a carnival midway. But Titus has been unsuccessful in railroading Lane out of town.

Titus attempts to concoct a more effective form of persuasion to derail Carlyle's dalliance with Lane.

Strapped for cash needed to modernize his paper mill, town power baron Claude Weldon (Kevin McCarthy) sells land to construction magnate Sam Curtis (John Beck). The land had been in his wife Eudora's family for generations.

This episode focused on a more character-driven approach to the narrative yet still featured over-the-top performances as well as one-dimensional ones. As far as night-time soaps go Flamingo Road lagged far behind Dallas and Falcon Crest and even Dynasty and Knots Landing.


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