CTVA US Comedy - "Soap" (Witt-Thomas-Harris/ABC) Season 4 (1980-81)

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Starring Katherine Helmond, Robert Mandan, Cathryn Damon, Richard Mulligan, Billy Crystal
Season 4 (ABC) (1980-81)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


#################### Soap ####################
############## season 4 1980-81 ##############
############### (final season) ###############
ABC Wednesdays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern (16 episodes)

4.1 [--] Soap: (1-hour special)
11/12/80
Written by Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Saunders receives a surprise; Mary has her baby; Burt and Danny wake up naked in a sleazy motel room.
Jessica comes out of her coma; Eunice wins Dutch from Corinne; Burt and Danny receive blackmail photos.

4.2 [--] Soap:
11/19/80
Written by Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Danny receives some bad news from Polly; Corinne announces she is leaving for California; Wendy is kidnapped.

4.3 [--] Soap:
11/26/80
Written by Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Jessica comes home from the hospital; Dutch and Eunice announce their marriage plans; Mary reveals the photos
she's found of Burt, Danny and scantily clad women.

4.4 [--] Soap:
12/03/80
Written by Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Jessica releases a condemned revolutionary while on her way to a tropical vacation; Chester propositions Eunice's
maid of honor.

4.5 [--] Soap:
12/10/80
Written by Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Jessica is held hostage by South American revolutionaries; Mary decides that the family is cursed.

4.6 [--] Soap:
12/17/80
Written by Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Jessica's kidnapper sweeps her off her feet; Burt and Danny, in disguise, infiltrate a massage parlor.

4.7 [--] Soap:
12/31/80
Written by Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Jessica falls in love with El Puerco while Danny has fallen for a hooker, Gwen.

4.8 [--] Soap:
01/07/81
Story: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Teleplay: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon & Danny Jacobson
Billy tries to rescue Jessica; Danny's hooker accuses him of jealousy.

4.9 [--] Soap:
01/14/80
Story: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Teleplay: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon & Danny Jacobson
Jessica comes home; Danny visits Gwen.

4.10 [--] Soap:
01/21/81
Story: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Teleplay: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon & Danny Jacobson
Jessica divorces Chester and everybody publicly updates their love lives at a welcome party for Valdez.

4.11 [--] Soap:
01/28/81
Story: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Teleplay: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon, & Danny Jacobson
Stricken by an assassin's bullet, Danny lies near death in the hospital; Jessica and Chester have problems
with their respective love interests.

4.12 [--] Soap: (1-hour special)
03/09/81
Story: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Teleplay: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon & Danny Jacobson
Mary tells Chester the truth about Danny's father; Jodie tries to rescue Wendy from a martial arts master;
Mary brings her baby to the doctor; Burt raids the mafia headquarters.
Mary tells Jessica that Chester is Danny's father; Burt becomes an overnight hero; Danny and Chester prepare
for kidney transplant surgery.

4.13 [--] Soap: (1-hour special)
03/16/81
Story: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, & Jenna McMahon
Teleplay: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Barry Vigon & Danny Jacobson
Burt finds out it's Chester who's donating the kidney and why; Burt discovers vodka in Mary's orange juice.
Burt refuses Bob's offer to become his manager; Danny announces his plans to ask Gwen to marry him; Saunders
concocts a plan to save Jodie and Maggie.

4.14 [--] Soap: (1-hour special)
03/23/81
Story: Susan Harris & Stu Silver
Teleplay: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Barry Vigon, & Danny Jacobson
Danny accuses Burt of causing Gwen to leave him; Maggie proposes to Jodie; Jodie decides to get hypnotized;
Burt gives a press conference; Mary and Jessica make up.
Mary meets the governor at a banquet; Chester and Annie marry; a hypnotized Jodie believes himself a 90-year-old man,
Julius; Jessica sleeps with El Puerco.

4.15 [--] Soap: (1-hour special)
04/13/81
Story: Susan Harris & Stu Silver
Teleplay: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Barry Vigon, & Danny Jacobson
Danny goes to the poolhouse to find Chester, but finds Annie instead; Burt accuses Mary of drinking when she
claims the baby is flying around his room; the governor asks Burt to run for the Senate; Julius (Jodie) comes home.
Danny and Annie spend the night together; Burt addresses a Senate committee on crime; Chester accuses El Puerco of
stealing his sonm and challenges him to a duel; Julius meets Maggie.

4.16 [--] Soap: (1-hour special) (final episode)
04/20/81
Story: Susan Harris & Stu Silver
Teleplay: Susan Harris, Stu Silver, Barry Vigon, & Danny Jacobson
Jessica is kidnapped by El Puerco's enemies; Burt is told he will have to disassociate himself from his zany family
if he wants to campaign for the Senate.
Jessica faces a Malaguayan firing squad; Burt walks into an ambush; Chester discovers Danny in bed with Annie and
decides to kill them.

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