Knots Landing (1979–1993)

Past Tense 

In a flashback to 1967, Mack tells Phil that the firm for which he is working is involved with the mob, but Phil says he has a wife to support. Later Phil is indicted, and asks Mack to lie ... See full summary »

Director:

Nick Havinga

Writers:

David Jacobs (created by), Sandra Smith Allyn

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
William Devane ... Gregory Sumner
Kevin Dobson ... M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie
Julie Harris ... Lilimae Clements
Michele Lee ... Karen MacKenzie
Constance McCashin Constance McCashin ... Laura Avery Sumner
Donna Mills ... Abby Ewing
Ted Shackelford ... Gary Ewing
Doug Sheehan ... Ben Gibson (as Douglas Sheehan)
Joan Van Ark ... Valene Gibson (credit only)
Louis Giambalvo ... Phil Harbert
Teri Austin ... Jill Bennett
Hunt Block ... Peter Hollister
Nicollette Sheridan ... Paige Matheson / Anne Winston
Wendy Fulton Wendy Fulton ... Jean Hackney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Cronin ... Marty Sweeney
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Storyline

In a flashback to 1967, Mack tells Phil that the firm for which he is working is involved with the mob, but Phil says he has a wife to support. Later Phil is indicted, and asks Mack to lie on the stand, but Mack says he can't. In the present, the polls begin to shift in Gary's favor. Peter decides to use married Gary's affair with Jill against him, although they've decided to hold off until after the election. Mack has a phony story released that they found the kidnapper's fingerprints and know who he is. This makes Phil very nervous, and Greg figures out that he is the kidnapper. Greg confronts him and gives him one day to undo the situation. Phil pours gasoline all over the house and lights a match. As the house starts to go up in flames, Karen discovers a trap door to the attic. Written by GusF

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1986 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode marks the first appearance of Brian Austin Green as Brian Cunningham, replacing Robert Jayne (then known as Bobby Jacoby) who previously played the role in Seasons Two to Six. The character did not appear in Season Seven. See more »

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