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1970s Episode Guide for 'Soap':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 13, 1977: Episode 1
Season 1, episode 1
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Olivia Barash (Molly), Marianne Bunch (Pigeon).
Premiere of a comedy series about two families with different but similar hang-ups -- the well-to-do Tates and their not so well-to-do relatives, the Campbells.

September 20, 1977: Episode 2
Season 1, episode 2
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Kathryn Reynolds (Claire), Byron Webster (Dr. Medlow), Nita Talbot (Sheila Fine), Richard Libertini (The Godfather), Stephen Mendillo (Sheldon).
A surprise awaits both the Campbell and Tate families when they get together for dinner.

September 27, 1977: Episode 3
Season 1, episode 3
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Richard Libertini (The Godfather).
After receiving shocking information from the Campbells and her servant, Benson, Jessica Tate goes into hiding.

October 4, 1977: Episode 4
Season 1, episode 4
W: Susan Harris, Tony Lang   D: Jay Sandrich

With Kathryn Reynolds (Claire), Olivia Barash (Molly), Marianne Bunch (Pigeon).
Jessica Tate and Mary Campbell exchange juicy tidbits about Jessica's daughter, Corinne, and soon Chester Tate is faced with an ultimatum.

October 13, 1977: Episode 5
Season 1, episode 5
W: Susan Harris, Tony Lang   D: Jay Sandrich

With Nita Talbot (Sheila Fine), Byron Webster (Dr. Medlow).
Mary and Burt visit a sex therapist; during confession, Corinne begs the priest to join her in sin.

October 25, 1977: Episode 6
Season 1, episode 6
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Richard Libertini (The Godfather), Ian Wolfe (Monsignor).
Jessica has traumatic information regarding her daughter that she must reveal to Chester; Danny gets a frightening ultimatum from the Godfather; Burt has happy news to tell his wife.

November 1, 1977: Episode 7
Season 1, episode 7
W: Tony Lang, Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Kathryn Reynolds (Claire), Alan Oppenheimer (Mr. Kirby).
The Campbell family is in for a surprise when Burt introduces his other son; the Major disrupts the Tate home when he captures an enemy; Jessica gets a visit from Chester's secretary who threatens to tell all.

November 8, 1977: Episode 8
Season 1, episode 8
W: Tony Lang, Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

Burt and Danny come to terms in a secluded cabin; the Tates meet Burt's other son, Chuck.

November 15, 1977: Episode 9
Season 1, episode 9
W: Susan Harris, Tony Lang   D: Jay Sandrich

With Kathryn Reynolds (Claire), Udana Power (Nurse Darwin), Harold Gould (Barney Gerber), Byron Webster (Dr. Medlow), Eric Mason (Johnny Dallas).
Jodie enters the hospital for his operation; Burt reveals his secret to a psychiatrist; Jessica is deeply hurt when she learns of her husband's indiscretions.

November 22, 1977: Episode 10
Season 1, episode 10
W: Susan Harris, Tony Lang   D: Jay Sandrich

With Richard Libertini (The Godfather), Harold Gould (Barney Gerber), Brandy Carson (Nurse), Michael Schwartz (Intern).
While hospitalized, Jodie makes a crucial decision; the Godfather calls on Mary Campbell; Jessica decides the family is cursed.

November 29, 1977: Episode 11
Season 1, episode 11
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Harold Gould (Barney Gerber), Jerry Houser (Robber).
Jessica takes a firm stand against her philandering husband; Corinne confronts Peter about his behavior; Burt and Mary prepare for a long-anticipated event.

December 6, 1977: Episode 12
Season 1, episode 12
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Nita Talbot (Sheila Fine), Harold Gould (Barney Gerber), Shelley Morrison (Maid), Udana Power (Nurse Darwin).
Peter is in for the surprise of his life; Corinne meets Father Flotsky at an unexpected place; Jodie makes a date before leaving the hospital.

December 13, 1977: Episode 13
Season 1, episode 13
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Gordon Jump (Chief of Police Tinkler).
Burt Campbell gets the shock of his life when he visits his son Peter's home.

December 27, 1977: Episode 14
Season 1, episode 14
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Gordon Jump (Chief of Police Tinkler), Edward Winter (Congressman Walter McCallam), Judith-Marie Bergan (Marilyn McCallam).
The Tates and Campbells are stunned when one of them is arrested for the murder of Peter Campbell.

January 3, 1978: Episode 15
Season 1, episode 15
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Gordon Jump (Chief of Police Tinkler), Inga Swenson (Ingrid Swenson), Bernard Fox (Randolph), Susan Harris (Babette).
While in jail for the murder of Peter Campbell, Corinne is shocked by a mysterious visitor from Ecuador.

January 10, 1978: Episode 16
Season 1, episode 16
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Gordon Jump (Chief of Police Tinkler), Inga Swenson (Ingrid Swenson), William Daniels (Heinrich Himmel).
Corinne angrily orders Jessica and Chester from her jail cell when Ingrid, the mysterious visitor from Ecuador, announces her identity.

January 17, 1978: Episode 17
Season 1, episode 17
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Gordon Jump (Chief of Police Tinkler), Inga Swenson (Ingrid Swenson), Edward Winter (Congressman Walter McCallam), Howard Hesseman (Mr. Franklin), Sorrell Booke (Charles Lefkowitz), Susan Harris (Babette), Pierrino Mascarino (Henchman), Lee Weaver (Sergeant).
Corinne goes free -- but Jessica is then arrested for the murder of Peter Campbell, and her attorney won't defend her in what he calls an "open-and-shut" case.

January 24, 1978: Episode 18
Season 1, episode 18
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Kathryn Reynolds (Claire), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Inga Swenson (Ingrid Swenson).
Burt's strange behavior leads the Campbell family to have serious doubts about his sanity; Father Tim Flotsky has some heartbreaking news for Corinne.

February 7, 1978: Episode 19
Season 1, episode 19
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Inga Swenson (Ingrid Swenson), Edward Winter (Congressman Walter McCallam), Byron Webster (Dr. Medlow), Judith-Marie Bergan (Marilyn McCallam), Marvin Braverman (Messenger).
Jessica Tate's lawyer interviews members of the Tate and Campbell families, seeking character witnesses for Jessica's upcoming murder trial.

February 14, 1978: Episode 20
Season 1, episode 20
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Howard Hesseman (Mr. Franklin), Charles Lane (Judge Petrillo), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Edward Winter (Congressman Walter McCallam), Sorrell Booke (Charles Lefkowitz), Marvin Braverman (Messenger).
Chester and Jessica Tate are in for assorted surprises when they go to the judge's chambers with their lawyer to discuss Jessica's upcoming murder trial.

February 21, 1978: Episode 21
Season 1, episode 21
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Gordon Jump (Chief of Police Tinkler), Charles Lane (Judge Petrillo), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Howard Hesseman (Mr. Franklin), Ian Wolfe (Father Juniper), Tim Rossovich (Elaine's Bodyguard).
Jessica Tate's astonishing behavior on the first day of her murder trial in the death of tennis pro Peter Campbell turns the courtroom into pandemonium.

February 28, 1978: Episode 22
Season 1, episode 22
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Gordon Jump (Chief of Police Tinkler), Charles Lane (Judge Petrillo), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Milt Oberman (Harold Bronfman), Dick McGarvin (Dr. Resnick).
Jessica and Chester Tate wreak havoc on the judicial system along with their sarcastic butler, Benson, when the three testify in Jessica's trial for the murder of tennis pro Peter Campbell.

March 14, 1978: Episode 23
Season 1, episode 23
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Howard Hesseman (Mr. Franklin), Gordon Jump (Chief of Police Tinkler), Charles Lane (Judge Petrillo), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Inga Swenson (Ingrid Swenson), Edward Winter (Congressman Walter McCallam), Nita Talbot (Sheila Fine), Doris Roberts (Flo Flotsky), Judith-Marie Bergan (Marilyn McCallam), Luis Avalos (Doctor).
Jessica Tate may be at the end of her rope when a surprise witness is brought into the courtroom to present startling and intriguing evidence against her.

March 21, 1978: Episode 24
Season 1, episode 24
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Howard Hesseman (Mr. Franklin), Gordon Jump (Chief of Police Tinkler), Charles Lane (Judge Petrillo), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Inga Swenson (Ingrid Swenson).
Jodie succumbs to a woman's charms, while Jessica awaits the jury's verdict in her trial for the murder of tennis pro Peter Campbell.

March 28, 1978: Episode 25
Season 1, episode 25
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Howard Hesseman (Mr. Franklin), Gordon Jump (Chief of Police Tinkler), Charles Lane (Judge Petrillo), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Sorrell Booke (Charles Lefkowitz), John Terry (Foreman), Tim Rossovich (Elaine's Bodyguard).
The jury reaches a verdict in Jessica's murder trial; Corinne and Father Tim reach a decision.





September 14, 1978: Episode 26
Season 2, episode 1
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Charles Lane (Judge Anthony Petrillo), Gordon Jump (Officer Tinkler), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Doris Roberts (Flo Flotsky).
Season premiere. The question foremost in the minds of viewers -- who actually killed Peter Campbell -- will be answered in a special one-hour presentation.

September 21, 1978: Episode 27
Season 2, episode 2
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Gordon Jump (Officer Tinkler), Sorrell Booke (Charles Lefkowitz), Florence Halop (Aunt Esther), Rene Levant (Guard).
The glittering wedding of Danny Dallas and Elaine Lefkowitz is climaxed by a startling announcement fro the bride's mobster father.

September 28, 1978: Episode 28
Season 2, episode 3
W: Susan Harris, Jordan Crittenden   D: Jay Sandrich

With Doris Roberts (Flo Flotsky), Ian Wolfe (Father Juniper).
The wedding of Corinne Tate to Timothy Flotsky, who has given up the priesthood, is disrupted in a shocking manner by the groom's mother.

October 5, 1978: Episode 29
Season 2, episode 4
W: Susan Harris, Jordan Crittenden   D: Jay Sandrich

With J. Pat O'Malley (Orville).
Jessica throws a party for a convict hiding in her basement; Tim's wedding night is complicated by a call from his mother.

October 12, 1978: Episode 30
Season 2, episode 5
W: Susan Harris, Jordan Crittenden   D: Jay Sandrich

With Caroline McWilliams (Sally), Doris Roberts (Flo Flotsky), Ron Rifkin (Dr. Kanter), Fred Iwasaki (Chef).
Jodie proposes to Carol; Jessica consents to a dangerous operation on her husband Chester.

October 19, 1978: Episode 31
Season 2, episode 6
W: Susan Harris, Jordan Crittenden   D: Jay Sandrich

With Lee Bergere (Anatole Martins), Ron Rifkin (Dr. Kanter).
Chester suffers from total amnesia after his brain operation; Dennis tries to prevent Jodie's marriage to Carol.

November 2, 1978: Episode 32
Season 2, episode 7
W: Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With Caroline McWilliams (Sally), Ron Rifkin (Dr. Kanter), Michael Conrad ("Boomer" David).
Carol David gives her answer to Jodie's proposal of marriage; Elaine reveals to Danny what makes her a disgusting person.

November 9, 1978: Episode 33
Season 2, episode 8
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With Caroline McWilliams (Sally), Lee Bergere (Anatole Martins).
Chester attempts to recover from brain surgery at home; Burt discovers Mary and her professor doing more than schoolwork together.

November 23, 1978: Episode 34
Season 2, episode 9
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

Mary suspects that Bert is having an affair; Tim suffers from high anxiety when he begins working on a construction site.

November 30, 1978: Episode 35
Season 2, episode 10
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With Caroline McWilliams (Sally), Frank Coppola (Mel), Greg Antonacci (Dave), Harrison Page (Deputy Gilmore).
Bert attempts to end his affair with Sally; Chester disappears while shopping for net stockings; Elaine disappears from Danny's bed.

December 7, 1978: Episode 36
Season 2, episode 11
W: Stu Silver, Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Jo de Winter (Doctor), Alex Henteloff (Mr. Peppy Flake), Wendell Wright (Rodney Raisin).
Elaine is kidnapped; Corinne tells Tim that she is five months pregnant.

December 14, 1978: Episode 37
Season 2, episode 12
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Frank Coppola (Mel), Greg Antonacci (Dave), Ellen Blake (Lady on Phone).
Carol leaves Jodie standing at the altar on their wedding day; Mary tells Burt she knows about his affair.

December 21, 1978: Episode 38
Season 2, episode 13
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Frank Coppola (Mel), Greg Antonacci (Dave).
Danny and Burt bungle an attempt to pay Elaine's ransom; Benson and Jessica pose as husband and wife to visit Eunice and Dutch.

January 4, 1979: Episode 39
Season 2, episode 14
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Caroline McWilliams (Sally), Richard Stahl (Officer Hickey), G.W. Bailey (Hobo).
Danny and Burt decide to avenge Elaine's death; Det. Donohue tries to tell Jessica that Chester is dead -- maybe.

January 11, 1979: Episode 40
Season 2, episode 15
W: Stu Silver, Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Peggy Pope (Mrs. David), Charles Hallahan (Lance).
Sally tells Mary that Burt has been cheating on both of them; Jodie makes one last attempt to marry Carol.

January 18, 1979: Episode 41
Season 2, episode 16
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Richard Reicheg (Bartender).
Tim announces that he's leaving Corinne as she goes into labor; Jodie and Alice contemplate ending it all.

February 1, 1979: Episode 42
Season 2, episode 17
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Jane Daly (Midge-Ann), Jo de Winter (Doctor), Burton Gilliam (Buck).
Corinne gives birth to a healthy baby boy; Chester remembers who he is again.

February 8, 1979: Episode 43
Season 2, episode 18
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Caroline McWilliams (Sally), John Byner (Detective Donohue), Inga Swenson (Ingrid Svenson).
Jessica brings her lover, Detective Donohue, home for breakfast and is confronted by Chester, who had been presumed dead.

February 15, 1979: Episode 44
Season 2, episode 19
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: John Bowab

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Caroline McWilliams (Sally), Ruth Cox (Lisa), Dick Miller (Guard).
Jessica tells Chester she is romantically involved with Detective Donahue; Bert, Mary and Sally have a head-on encounter.

March 1, 1979: Episode 45
Season 2, episode 20
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue).
Corinne sets out to bring Tim out of his cave; Burt has an encounter with a UFO.

March 8, 1979: Episode 46
Season 2, episode 21
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective George Donahue), Tim McIntire (The Devil's Voice), Ruth Cox (Lisa), Maurice Marsac (The Waiter), Charles Lucia (Larry), Kit McDonough (Maxine), Scott Mulhern (The Sunnie).
Corinne's baby begins telling Tim off in Latin and Greek and bouncing him off walls; Mary doesn't beleive Burt's flying saucer story.

March 15, 1979: Episode 47
Season 2, episode 22
W: Stu Silver, Susan Harris   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Frank Coppola (Mel), Candy Azzara (Millie), Ruth Cox (Lisa), Michael DeLano (Reverend Sung).
Jessica chooses between Chester and Detective Donahue; Danny finds Elaine's killer; Billy is kidnapped by Sun Cult members.





August 30, 1979: Episode 48
Season 3, episode 1
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Peggy Pope (Mrs. David).
Jessica tells Chester and Det. Donahue which of them she has chosen; the fate of Burt is revealed.

September 13, 1979: Episode 49
Season 3, episode 2
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Jack Gilford (Saul), Peggy Pope (Mrs. David), Robert Englund (Simon), Scott Mulhern (Roger).
Benson and the Major lead an assault force to rescue Billy; Jodie is told to choose between his daughter and his lesbian roommate.

September 20, 1979: Episode 50
Season 3, episode 3
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective George Donahue), Jack Gilford (Saul), Robert Englund (Simon).
Billy is rescued; aboard the spaceship, Burt learns of human immortality.

September 27, 1979: Episode 51
Season 3, episode 4
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Jack Gilford (Saul), Frank Coppola (Mel), Candy Azzara (Millie), Hector Elias (Federal), Mark Rhudy (Cellkeeper).
Jessica has a confrontation with Donahue; Burt and Saul escape from the aliens; Chester encounters an old mistress.

October 4, 1979: Episode 52
Season 3, episode 5
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Jack Gilford (Saul), Peggy Pope (Mrs. David), Candy Azzara (Millie).
Billy makes a date with his teacher; Burt and Saul return to the spacecraft; Jodie becomes a single parent.

October 18, 1979: Episode 53
Season 3, episode 6
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: Jay Sandrich

With Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Candy Azzara (Millie), Martin Ferrero (Waiter).
Billy and his date see Eunice with another man and Chester with another woman; Tim has a final confrontation with Corinne.

November 1, 1979: Episode 54
Season 3, episode 7
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Jack Gilford (Saul), Candy Azzara (Millie), Kip Gilman (Charlie Walker).
Burt, released from the spaceship, bounces between there and Earth when the ailen Burt refuses to leave Mary; Billy's date with his teacher is interrupted by her husband.

November 8, 1979: Episode 55
Season 3, episode 8
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Bruce French (Hotel Clerk), Lew Palter (Claude).
The alien Burt and the real Burt have a showdown on a skyscraper girder; Conrinne and Eunice confront Chester about his affairs.

November 22, 1979: Episode 56
Season 3, episode 9
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Lynne Moody (Polly Dawson).
Jessica is in for a series of surprises when Billy reveals that he is in love with his teacher.

December 13, 1979: Episode 57
Season 3, episode 10
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Karen Austin (Chester's Woman), Richard McKenzie (Doctor), Renny Temple (Harlen Wisser).
Jessica catches Chester in a motel room with another woman, and then goes to the high school to meet the teacher that Billy is in love with.

December 27, 1979: Episode 58
Season 3, episode 11
W: Stu Silver, Susan Harris   D: J.D. Lobue

With Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Nora Denney.
Billy celebrates his 18th birthday and Chester pulls a series of outrageous stunts to get back into Jessica's good graces.

January 3, 1980: Episode 59
Season 3, episode 12
W: Stu Silver, Susan Harris   D: J.D. Lobue

With Lynne Moody (Polly Dawson), Kene Holliday (Eddie Coleman), John Hillerman (Minister), Richard McKenzie (Doctor), Colleen Riley (Gloria), Royce Wallace (Rose Coleman).
Danny catches up with Polly; Chester and Jessica attend a counseling session with a minister; Burt's doctor reveals that Mary is pregnant, and that Burt's insomnia is caused by a fatal blood disease.

January 10, 1980: Episode 60
Season 3, episode 13
W: Stu Silver, Susan Harris   D: J.D. Lobue

With Lynne Moody (Polly Dawson), Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker).
Burt can't bring himself to tell Mary he won't live to see their baby born; Danny and Polly declare their love for one another; Billy loses his virginity to Leslie; Danny is torn by his feelings for Polly and his fears about the racial issue; Mary wonders whether Real Burt or Alien Burt fathered her baby.

January 17, 1980: Episode 61
Season 3, episode 14
W: Stu Silver, Susan Harris   D: J.D. Lobue

With Lynne Moody (Polly Dawson), Kene Holliday (Eddie Coleman), Mel Stuart (Walter Coleman), Colleen Riley (Gloria), Royce Wallace (Rose Coleman).
Danny learns of Burt's illness and agrees to help Burt win a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records; Eunice asks Corinne to cover for her while she cheats on Dutch; Chester's attempts to resist the minister's sexy daughter prove futile; The Campbells host Polly's family at dinner; Jessica throws Chester out after he confesses to cheating on her again.

January 24, 1980: Episode 62
Season 3, episode 15
W: Stu Silver, Susan Harris   D: J.D. Lobue

With John Byner (Detective Donahue), Sandra McCabe (Shirley Slotnick Donahue), Royce Wallace (Rose Coleman).
Mary confronts Burt about his odd behavior; Dutch turns to Corinne for advice about Eunice; Jessica seeks out Donohue, only to learn that he's married; Jessica tells Mary and Polly's mother about her chaotic love life; Dutch blows up at Eunice.

January 31, 1980: Episode 63
Season 3, episode 16
W: Stu Silver, Susan Harris   D: J.D. Lobue

With Allan Miller (Dr. Posner), Richard McKenzie (Dr. Saxon).
Carol pays a late-night visit to Jodie and Wendy; Jessica sees a psychiatrist who is crazier than she is; Burt learns he was the victim of a computer error; Billy admits he is growing bored in his relationship with Leslie; The Tates rally to support Dutch after Eunice leaves him for another man; Corinne comforts Dutch after Eunice runs away.

February 7, 1980: Episode 64
Season 3, episode 17
W: Stu Silver, Susan Harris   D: J.D. Lobue

With Allan Miller (Dr. Alan Posner), Lynne Moody (Polly Dawson), Paul Avery (Dr. Carlton), Colleen Riley (Gloria), Ted Shackelford (R.C.), Joshua Shelley (Mr. Rosen).
Burt rushes home with news that he isn't dying and vows to live the rest of his life to the fullest; the minister's daughter leaves Chester; Danny and Polly buy a house; Jessica catches Dutch and Corinne in bed together; Jessica's psychiatrist asks her out; Carol tells Jodie she wants custody of Wendy.

February 28, 1980: Episode 65
Season 3, episode 18
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Allan Miller (Dr. Alan Posner), Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), John Fujioka (Mr. Teshamado).
Burt announces he will run for Sheriff, and Danny wants to be Deputy; Jodie enlists Mr. Mallu's help in his fight for Wendy. Chester begs Jessica to take him back; Jessica entertains her psychologist, Dr. Posner, amidst the usual Tate insanity.

March 6, 1980: Episode 66
Season 3, episode 19
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Allan Miller (Dr. Alan Posner), Lynne Moody (Polly Dawson), Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Madelyn Cates (Helen Pfeiffer), John Clavin (Mr. Pfeiffer), John Medici (Waiter).
Danny and Polly have Burt and Mary to their new house for an eventful evening; Billy dumps Leslie, who threatens suicide; the Campbells brace for the custody trial; the Tates welcome a new butler, Saunders, who immediately regrets taking the job; as the families gather to watch election coverage, Jessica collapses.

March 13, 1980: Episode 67
Season 3, episode 20
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Allan Miller (Dr. Alan Posner), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Granville Van Dusen (Dr. Hill), Rae Allen (Judge Betty Small), Michael Durrell (F. Peter Haversham).
At the hospital, the family anxiously awaits Jessica's diagnosis; Burt becomes sheriff but must remove the outgoing sheriff by force; Corinne convinces Dutch to stay; Jodie finds the odds stacked against him in the custody trial.

March 20, 1980: Episode 68
Season 3, episode 21
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Granville Van Dusen (Dr. Hill), Deborah Combs (Nurse).
Dr. Hill tells Jessica she only has days or weeks left to live; Chester moves back home in time for Leslie's latest suicide attempt; Dutch and Corinne are startled by the surprise return of Eunice.

March 27, 1980: Episode 69
Season 3, episode 22
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Allan Miller (Dr. Alan Posner), Lynne Moody (Polly Dawson), Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Peggy Pope (Mrs. David), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Granville Van Dusen (Dr. Hill), Rae Allen (Judge Betty Small), Michael Durrell (F. Peter Haversham), Robert Guillaume (Benson DuBois), Hamilton Camp (Elmore Tibbs), Kenneth Kimmins (Blind Man), Sheldon Feldner (Bailiff).
Danny proposes marriage to Polly; Sheriff Burt and Deputy Danny are set up for blackmail by mobster Elmore Tibbs; Dutch cannot choose between two sisters; Carol's mother joins her daughter in perjuring herself in court; Leslie now decides to kill Billy; Jessica's death watch features a surprise visit from Benson.





November 12, 1980: Episode 70
Season 4, episode 1
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon   D: J.D. Lobue

With Allan Miller (Dr. Alan Posner), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Granville Van Dusen (Dr. Hill), Rae Allen (Judge Betty Small), Michael Durrell (F. Peter Haversham), Deborah Combs (Nurse), Sheldon Feldner (Deputy Perkins), Sarina C. Grant (Nurse), Brian Kale (Emergency Doctor).
Jessica comes out of her coma; Eunice wins Dutch from Corrinne; Burt and Danny receive blackmail photos; Mary's baby seems normal; Jody's custody battle for Wendy is decided.

November 19, 1980: Episode 71
Season 4, episode 2
W: Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Allan Miller (Dr. Alan Posner), Lynne Moody (Polly Dawson), Eugene Roche (E. Ronald Mallu), Granville Van Dusen (Dr. Hill).
Corinne bids goodbye to her mother; Polly turns down Danny's marriage proposal; Burt refuses to knuckle under to Tibbs; Mary returns home with baby Scott, while Jodie finds that his daughter Wendy has been kidnapped.

November 26, 1980: Episode 72
Season 4, episode 3
W: Jenna McMahon, Dick Clair, Stu Silver, Susan Harris   D: J.D. Lobue

With Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker).
Jessica admires Burt's blackmail photos; Eunice and Dutch announce their engagement, as Jessica banishes Chester to the pool house.

December 3, 1980: Episode 73
Season 4, episode 4
W: Stu Silver, Jenna McMahon, Dick Clair, Susan Harris   D: J.D. Lobue

With Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Macon McCalman (Minister).
Chester puts the moves on the maid of honor at Dutch and Eunice's wedding; the blackmail photos of Burt and Danny hit the papers but Mary vows to stand by Burt; on her way to the Caribbean for some rest, Jessica crosses paths with a Latin American revolutionary who falls for her.

December 10, 1980: Episode 74
Season 4, episode 5
W: Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Barbara Rhoades (Maggie Chandler).
The Tates and Campbells learn of Jessica's abduction; Billy heads to Malaguay to rescue his mother; Jodie hires a P.I. to find Wendy; Danny and Burt plan to go undercover to bring down Tibbs; Jessica finds herself in the middle of a revolution; Mary escapes reality by eating and sleeping all the time.

December 17, 1980: Episode 75
Season 4, episode 6
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon   D: J.D. Lobue

With Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Jesse Welles (Gwen), Joseph V. Perry (Mr. Phil), Lynnda Ferguson (Hooker).
Burt and Danny disguise themselves to get into one of Tibbs' massage parlors; Danny recognizes Gwen as one of the girls in the blackmail photos; with Jessica still lost in Malaguay, the Tates have no access to her money.

December 31, 1980: Episode 76
Season 4, episode 7
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon   D: J.D. Lobue

With Barbara Rhoades (Maggie Chandler), Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Jesse Welles (Gwen), Joe Mantegna (Juan One), David Hayward (Slim), Frank Corsentino (Tailor), Gary Epp (Cowboy), Danny Goldman (Stenographer), Art LaFleur (Bartender), David Knapp (Assistant D.A. Rollins).
Jessica convinces El Puerco to conduct his revolution from her Connecticut home; Danny promises protection for Gwen; the Tates are still strapped for cash, as Dutch gets fired from a car wash because he didn't know what 'agua' meant; Jodie and private eye Maggie Chandler track Carol to the world's wildest western bar.

January 7, 1981: Episode 77
Season 4, episode 8
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon   D: J.D. Lobue

With Barbara Rhoades (Maggie Chandler), Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Jesse Welles (Gwen), Robert Costanzo (Carny), Dan Barrows (Dr. Yalowich), Fred Smoot (Fluffy).
Learning that Carol is now into rodeo clowns, Jodie and Maggie follow her trail to Albuquerque; Danny persuades Gwen to tone down her clientele while under his protective custody; adrift in a rowboat, Jessica and El Puerco face certain death until Billy appears with the biggest fish story of all time.

January 14, 1981: Episode 78
Season 4, episode 9
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon   D: J.D. Lobue

With Barbara Rhoades (Maggie Chandler), Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Jesse Welles (Gwen), Joe Mantegna (Juan One), Laurie Faso (Juan Two), Chico Martinez (Juan Three), Fred Stuthman (Bishop).
Jessica's entourage arrives home safely; Danny and Gwen acknowledge each other's feelings; Jodie and Maggie admit their attraction for one another; Burt's crisis of faith results in the death of his boyhood Bishop.

January 21, 1981: Episode 79
Season 4, episode 10
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon   D: J.D. Lobue

With Marla Pennington (Leslie Walker), Barbara Rhoades (Maggie Chandler), Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Jesse Welles (Gwen), Joe Mantegna (Juan One), Laurie Faso (Juan Two), Chico Martinez (Juan Three).
After Jessica announces that she's now officially divorced from Chester, he announces his engagement to Annie; Jodie and Maggie confirm their relationship; a bullet meant for Gwen hits Danny instead.

January 28, 1981: Episode 80
Season 4, episode 11
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon   D: J.D. Lobue

With Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Jesse Welles (Gwen), Richard McKenzie (Doctor).
Burt vows to make Tibbs pay for his crimes; Jessica makes an unsuccessful attempt to seduce El Puerco; Danny's critical injury requires a kidney from a blood relative.

March 9, 1981: Episode 81
Season 4, episode 12
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon   D: J.D. Lobue

With Herbie Braha (Informer), Earl Boen (Dr. Drell), J.J. Barry (Donald Donnelly), Hamilton Camp (Elmore Tibbs), Joy Rinaldi (Donna), James Saito (Hiro), Joel Brooks (Morty Stevens), Michael Currie (Governor).
Jodie and Maggie are taken captive by Ninja warriors in Malibu; Burt becomes a hero after crashing a gathering of mobsters and finally capturing Tibbs; Mary reveals that Danny's natural father is Chester.

March 16, 1981: Episode 82
Season 4, episode 13
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon   D: J.D. Lobue

With Barbara Rhoades (Maggie Chandler), Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Jesse Welles (Gwen), Joe Mantegna (Juan One), Anthony Charnota (Hood), Ralph Manza (Digger), Earl Boen (Dr. Drell), Barbara Goodson (Nurse).
Chester becomes the vital kidney donor on Danny's behalf; Dutch and Eunice try to spice up their sex life by play acting; believing her sister has betrayed her, Jessica refuses to speak to a despondent Mary, who reveals how their mother arranged scatterbrained Jessica's marriage to embezzler Chester.

March 23, 1981: Episode 83
Season 4, episode 14
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Barry Vigon, Danny Jacobson   D: J.D. Lobue

With Barbara Rhoades (Maggie Chandler), Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Joe Mantegna (Juan One), George Wyner (Dr. Rudolph), Nancy Bond (Nurse), Thomas Callaway (Phillip), Sheldon Feldner (Perkins), Barbara Iley (Nurse), Ralph Manza (Digger), Michael Currie (Governor), Barbara Lang (Pookie).
The rescue team frees Jodie, Maggie and Wendy from the fortress of the kung fu masters; Jessica forgives Mary, who tells Jessica she is an alcoholic. Chester and Annie announce that they're married, but Chester's jealous nature puts an end to their wedded bliss; Sad and lonely, Danny and Annie bond; Jodie and Maggie talk seriously about marriage, which prompts Jodie to seek therapy.

April 13, 1981: Episode 84
Season 4, episode 15
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Barbara Rhoades (Maggie Chandler), Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Joe Mantegna (Juan One), George Wyner (Dr. Rudolph), Michael Currie (Governor), Jay Garner (Gene), George Wendt (Counterman), Raleigh Bond (Oregon Senator), Michael Fairman (Lon), Sheldon Feldner (Perkins), Pat McNamara (Chairman), Kopi Sotiropulos (New York Senator), Don Starr (Alabama Senator), Luis Avalos (General Sandia), Barry Vigon (Private Esquivo).
Communists kidnap Jessica and whisk her back to Malaguay; El Puerco is goaded into challenging Chester to a duel to the death; no one believes Mary when she insists her baby can fly; the Governor offers Burt a run for the Senate; Danny finds his attractive but lonely new stepmother Annie to be irresistible.

April 20, 1981: Episode 85
Season 4, episode 16
W: Susan Harris, Stu Silver   D: J.D. Lobue

With Gregory Sierra (El Puerco), Joe Mantegna (Juan One), Michael Currie (Governor), Jay Garner (Gene), Bob Ari (Vinnie), Luis Avalos (General Sandia), Michael Fairman (Lou), Barry Vigon (Private Esquivo), Danny Jacobson (Informer), Paul Stolarsky (Priest).
A despondent Chester wants to kill himself, until he finds his new bride in bed with his son; the syndicate baits a trap for the unsuspecting Burt; El Puerco's enemies kidnap Jessica and put her in front of a firing squad. (Last show of the series.)


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