As the World Turns

Episode dated 21 April 1961 (21 Apr. 1961)

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Ellen asks Don to take her custody case.

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Episode credited cast:
Nancy Wickwire ...
Claire English Lowell Cassen Shea


Ellen gets an unexpected visit from Penny, who was having troubles at home and wanted to get away. She tells Ellen she doesn't want to put her furniture in storage. It just seems so final, and she really hasn't given up hope that she'll hear from her husband, Jeff. The conversation turns to Ellen's troubles. Mitchell Dru, the attorney, told her she has no chance to win back her son from the Stewarts, but Ellen is determined to have him. After Penny leaves, she thinks back to a conversation between her and Don in a restaurant. Don understood that Ellen was not ready to be serious about anyone so soon after the death of her husband, Tim Cole. But he told her he is willing to accept their relationship on whatever terms Ellen requires. Ellen calls to meet him, and he agrees to see her the next morning at his office. The next morning she arrives and asks Don to take her case. The request is awkward: he works for her grandfather, James Lowell, and Mr. Lowell is the man who forced Ellen into... Written by J. Spurlin

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Drama | Romance



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This episode survives and has turned up on video-sharing sites, along with one of its original commercials: for Cheer laundry detergent. It also includes references to two of its sponsors, Comet cleanser and Quaker Foods. See more »


[first lines]
Penny Baker: [calling from off-screen] Ellen! Ellen!
Ellen Lowell: Come on up, Pen. I didn't expect you over this evening.
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