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Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac 

The residents of Knots Landing, a coastal suburb of Los Angeles, deal with further complications in their lives.
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Complete series cast summary:
Donna Mills ...  Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner 2 episodes, 1997
Ted Shackelford ...  Gary Ewing 2 episodes, 1997
Joan Van Ark ...  Valene Ewing 2 episodes, 1997
Michelle Phillips ...  Anne Matheson Sumner 2 episodes, 1997
Stacy Galina Stacy Galina ...  Kate Whittaker 2 episodes, 1997
Brian Austin Green ...  Brian Cunningham 2 episodes, 1997
Joseph Cousins ...  Bobby Ewing 2 episodes, 1997
Emily Ann Lloyd Emily Ann Lloyd ...  Betsy Ewing 2 episodes, 1997
Francesca Marie Smith ...  Meg MacKenzie 2 episodes, 1997
John Laughlin ...  Robert Simons 2 episodes, 1997
Victoria Ann Lewis Victoria Ann Lewis ...  Peggy 2 episodes, 1997
Carlos Cantú Carlos Cantú ...  Carlos 2 episodes, 1997
Tonya Crowe ...  Olivia Cunningham Dyer 2 episodes, 1997
Kim Lankford ...  Ginger Ward 2 episodes, 1997
Claudia Lonow ...  Diana Fairgate 2 episodes, 1997
Pat Petersen Pat Petersen ...  Michael Fairgate 2 episodes, 1997
Jane A. Rogers ...  Lily Corsino 2 episodes, 1997
Ken Weiler ...  Jake Newman 2 episodes, 1997
Jeremy Roberts ...  Detective Beck 2 episodes, 1997
Jessica D. Stone ...  Molly Whittaker 2 episodes, 1997
William Ontiveros William Ontiveros ...  Stan Mendoza 2 episodes, 1997
Jason Clarke ...  Willy 2 episodes, 1997
Terri Hoyos ...  Jean 2 episodes, 1997
J. Patrick McCormack J. Patrick McCormack ...  Sam Jacobson 2 episodes, 1997
Guy Siner ...  Tyler Billings 2 episodes, 1997
Stan Abe ...  Peter Choy 2 episodes, 1997
Marshall Manesh ...  Faruk 2 episodes, 1997
Ralph Meyering Jr. Ralph Meyering Jr. ...  IRS Official 2 episodes, 1997
Jeff Corbett ...  Bartender 2 episodes, 1997
Alexander Folk ...  Bill 2 episodes, 1997
Sergia Sánchez Sergia Sánchez ...  TV News Reporter 2 episodes, 1997
Tom Finnegan ...  Studio Guard 2 episodes, 1997
Chad McKnight ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 1997
Dawn Cody ...  Laurie 2 episodes, 1997
George Lugg George Lugg ...  Warehouse Guard 2 episodes, 1997
Bridget Flanery ...  Lisa 2 episodes, 1997
J.V. Valera J.V. Valera ...  Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 1997
William Devane ...  Gregory Sumner 2 episodes, 1997
Kevin Dobson ...  Mack MacKenzie 2 episodes, 1997
Michele Lee ...  Karen MacKenzie 2 episodes, 1997
Jasper Cole ...  Real Estate Agent #2 2 episodes, 1997
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Paige leaves Greg because she wants a baby and he doesn't. Mack and Karen celebrate their wedding anniversary with a party at Gary and Val's. Abby prepares to move out of the cul-de-sac to a house in Malibu, but the IRS seize all of her assets due to unpaid taxes so she moves in with Karen. Mack begins a class-action lawsuit against Greg on behalf of his former employees, but the case hinges on a document that is missing. Val's latest book "Hostage" is to be turned into a film and the studio team her up with a scriptwriter named Clay McKinney. Meg tries to find out who her biological father is. Kate reappears in Knots Landing with a four-year-old daughter named Molly and tells Gary he is the father. Anne also returns and goes to stay with Greg. Abby tells Greg that she can get him the missing document if he pays her $1 million so she can pay the IRS her back taxes. He agrees so she gets a job working with Gary and Karen at their new construction company where the document is stored. ... Written by GusF

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Childless. Homeless. Murderess. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Retour sur la Côte Ouest See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Overall a disappointment
20 December 2004 | by lth25See all my reviews

I liked seeing the cast return: Michele Lee, Kevin Dobson, Donna Mills, Joan Van Ark, William Devane, Michelle Phillips, Ted Shackelford. What I didn't like was their feeling it necessary to bring back one of the most annoying characters Kate Whitaker (Stacy Galina) and come back with Gary's toddler in tow (apparently she and Gary threw caution to the wind). She was really aggravating and was pushing Gary to be a family with her and little Molly despite having a hunk Brian Austin Green (Brian Cunningham) waiting in the wings, pining for her. The writers should have not had her return at all. If they had to have a grating character and wanted to go all the way, why didn't they have Vanessa Hunt return? The producers should have looked elsewhere notably Doug Sheehan and Lisa Hartman to return (Ben and Cathy could have found each other and returned to the cul de sac a married couple).

Anne Matheson (Michelle Phillips) didn't have much to do and Nicholette Sheridan (Paige) only returned for what amounted to a cameo appearance. Big disappointment--it would have been great to see her married to Greg, settled down and with a couple of children. I was hoping that more airtime would have been given to Tonya Crowe, Abby's daughter. We didn't get any explanation about why her marriage to Harold broke up.

It was good though to see Val, Gary, Mac, Karen and Greg back and Abby was back to her scheming ways. If I had written this I never would have included Kate and given the "old timers" more of an opportunity to shine.


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