CTVA US Drama - "Arthur Hailey's Hotel" (Aaron Spelling/ABC) Season 2 (1984-85)

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Starring James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Anne Baxter
Season 2 (ABC) (1984-85)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Wednesdays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (28 episodes)
 Produced by Bill and Jo LaMond and Henry Colman  (season 2)

2.01 [23] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: INTIMATE STRANGERS
26Sep84
teleplay by Bill and Jo LaMond /  story by James Fritzhand
directed by Vincent McEveety
guest stars
Tony Bill
Roddy McDowall
Elizabeth Taylor
Synopsis 1:
A visit from a glamorous film star throws the St. Gregory
into confusion.
Synopsis 2:
Superstar Katherine Cole (ELIZABETH TAYLOR) comes to town for a stage play,
accompanied by her devoted manager Anthony (RODDY McDOWALL). Katherine and
Anthony's stormy love-hate relationship stretches back twenty years, and a
misunderstanding at one of the rehearsals leads Katherine to fire Anthony.
However, Katherine is too nervous to do the play without Anthony, and she
frantically searches for him. After she finds him, he helps her face her
fears and do the play. When Peter falls sick, the temporary secretary, Bobby
(ESTELLE GETTY), mothers him. While spoon-feeding chicken soup to Peter,
Bobby suggests a blind date with her niece, Robin (ANN BUCKLIN), who turns
out to be the most gorgeous woman Peter has met in a long time. A hard-driving
career woman, Pamela Harding (DEE WALLACE), on a business trip away from
her husband and young son, finds her long-missing ex-husband, Mike (TONY BILL),
among the hotel staff. Their reunion turns from acrimonious to passionate as
they spend the night in Pamela's suite. When Pamela's husband Jeffrey Harding
(ROBERT HOGAN), and six-year-old Timmie (BRANDON CALL), show up at the hotel,
Mike discovers that Timmie is actually his son. They all handle the situation
like adults, and the Hardings leave for a family vacation.

2.02 [24] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: FLESH AND BLOOD
10Oct84
written by Geoffrey Fischer
directed by Bruce Bilson
guest stars
Alex Cord
Mary Frann (Newhart)
Michelle Johnson
Larry Minetti (Magnum PI)
Stella Stevens
Lauren Tewes (The Love Boat)
Efrem Zimbalist,Jr.
The hotel staff rescue a teenager from a pimp.
Synopsis:
Paula Todd (LAUREN TEWES) has a reunion with her long-lost sister, Stephanie
(MARY FRANN), a workaholic antique dealer, and her husband, Preston Dwyer
(ALEX CORD). Paula and Stephanie's meeting is emotional, but Stephanie keeps
busy and leaves Paula and Preston together. After Preston reveals to Paula
that Stephanie has become frigid, he makes a pass at Paula. Stephanie becomes
furious, but Preston explains his predicament to his wife and declares his
love for her. Stephanie decides to seek help, and the Dwyers embark on a
second honeymoon. The hotel staff is excited that Mrs. Cabot will be interviewed
by Alexander Heath (EFREM ZIMBALIST JR) for a magazine cover story. After
various blunders by the well-meaning staff, Heath forsakes the "quiet elegance"
theme of his article and praises the staff's unpretentious human qualities
instead. When Owen Lloyd (LARRY MANETTI) recruits a nave teenager, Kelly
Braden (MICHELLE JOHNSON), into prostitution, Peter asks a retired madam,
Rita LeLaine (STELLA STEVENS), to confront Lloyd and pretend the area is
her territory. Unintimidated, Lloyd sets Kelly up with a sadistic client,
and Peter races to the client's hotel to free the terrified teenager. The
police arrest Lloyd, and Rita hires Kelly as a waitress in her bar.

2.03 [25] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: FANTASIES
17Oct84
teleplay by James Fritzhand and Sheila R. Allen / story by Allison Hock
directed by Bruce Bilson
guest stars
Barbara Adair
Bert Convy
Ben Murphy
Synopsis 1:
The hotel plays host to a battered wife, who may have resorted to murder,
and a millionaire who wants Christine for his wife.
Synopsis 2:
Peter enjoys a reunion with old friends, Kurt (BERT CONVY) and Judy Milford
(DEBORAH ADAIR). Peter, who used to date Judy, invites the couple to dinner,
but Kurt bows out. When Judy returns from the dinner, Kurt drunkenly accuses
her of cheating and beats her. The next morning, Kurt apologizes to Judy;
however, he mercilessly rapes her that night. Judy shops for a gun, while
Kurt tells Peter that his wife has a drinking problem. In their suite,
Judy waits for her husband, pistol in hand. Peter sees her with the gun and
tries to reason with her. When Kurt enters and lunges at Judy, she shoots
Kurt in the shoulder. Receptionist Megan and bellman Dave are having
troubles, too. Their jobs, plus Dave's law studies, keep the couple apart.
Billy suggests that Dave pay more attention to anatomy than law. Dave
corners Megan in a hotel broom closet and makes his interests clear.
Robbie Joe Carson (BEN MURPHY), a country boy with an oil fortune, showers
Christine, his former girlfriend, with expensive gifts. With Christine
present, Robbie offers Mrs. Cabot $75 million to buy the hotel for Christine.
However, the hotel is not for sale and Christine says that she is not for
sale either. She tells Robbie that he is in love with the past and that
he cannot buy the past back.

2.04 [26] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: TRANSITIONS
14Nov84
written by Thom Thomas
directed by Bill LaMond
guest stars
Teresa Ganzel
Deidre Hall
Art Metrano
Robert Reed
Granville Van Dusen
The wife of a TV sportscaster discovers that he's homosexual.
Synopsis:
Television sportscaster, Larry Dawson (ROBERT REED), and his director,
Biff Henry (GRANVILLE VAN DUSEN) are in San Francisco to telecast a
49er football game. When Larry's wife, Maggie (DEIRDRE HALL), arrives
unexpectedly, she finds her husband and Biff in a flagrant situation,
and she's shocked when her husband admits he's bisexual. In spite of
their dilemma, Larry and Maggie share a reunion with their son, Kevin
(RIVER PHOENIX), in town from school. Wealthy cement contractor
Leo McGurty (ART METRANO) checks in with his voluptuous "secretary,"
Ruby Turner (TERESA GANZEL), and enlists Mark's aid in refining socially
inept Ruby. Mark tutors Ruby on art and culture, finding her to be
a delightful diamond in the rough. Ruby is charmed, having never been
lavished with so much attention. Leo puts a stop to the developing
romance, but Mark warns him not to take Ruby for granted. In front of
all the guests at an important social event, Leo proposes to Ruby,
and she tearfully accepts. Christine emerges as a celebrity via her
appearance in a Nutrawheat cereal commercial and is asked to become
their permanent TV spokesperson. Her television career ends as quickly
as it began, however, when Christine finds it impossible to act natural
with scripted material.

2.05 [27] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: OUTSIDERS
21Nov84
written by James Fritzhand
directed by Kim Friedman
guest stars
Dick Cavett
Melinda Culea
Genie Francis
Charles Frank
Betty White
A best-selling author and an acid-penned critic turn mutual hatred into a love affair.
Synopsis:
A booksellers' convention lures Agatha Deming (MELINDA CULEA), author of
a lurid best-selling novel, Wilma Klein (BETTY WHITE), a highly regarded
editor, and Nick Braithwaite (CHARLES FRANK), a harsh book critic. Agatha
and Nick meet by accident, hiding their true identities from each other.
Later, Nick and Agatha get drunk and spend the night together. When they
discover each other's identities, Nick calls her book trash, and Agatha
storms out. They appear on the Dick Cavett show that evening, and Dick Cavett
(HIMSELF) observes as love wins out, despite Nick and Agatha's difference of
opinion. Frances and Carl Bernard (BARBARA STUART and JOHN CONSIDINE) reunite
with their daughter, Jenny (GENIE FRANCIS). The Bernards' old friend Peter
is Jenny's godfather. Jenny secretly resents her domineering mother's control
of her life and wants to be an artist, but her mother has decided that Jenny
will go to Oxford to study chemistry. When Jenny fails to get into Oxford
and finds her boyfriend Dan (LARRY POINDEXTER) with another girl, she
attempts suicide. Peter rushes Jenny to the hospital and later arranges
a reconciliation between Jenny and Frances.

2.06 [28] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: VANTAGE POINT
5Dec84
written by Geoffrey Fischer
directed by Kevin Hooks
guest stars
Barbara Baxley
John Davidson
James Houghton
Cliff Potts
Geoffrey Scott
Shelley Smith
Synopsis:
Peter hosts a reunion with college classmates Hal Dryer (GEOFFREY SCOTT)
and Lester Hooten (CLIFF POTTS), who has become a rich cattle rancher
and has married his college sweetheart, Tracy (DEBORAH MAY). The reunion
turns sour when Hal flirts with Christine, and Lester becomes jealous
of the warm rapport that develops between Peter and Tracy. Lester realizes,
however, that his problems with Tracy stem from his long hours of work
that leave her alone at the ranch. Mrs. Cabot decides she's lost touch
with the workers and is determined to join them in their duties, a move
which leads to nothing but aggravation for the staff as Mrs. Cabot fouls
up their work. Playboy Ashley Bennett's (JOHN DAVIDSON) mother (BARBARA BAXLEY)
has trapped him into a blind date with archeologist Dorothy Mintzer
(SHELLEY SMITH), whereas Ashley has a date with a gorgeous model. Mistaking
a spinsterish woman for Dorothy, Ashley trades places with a hotel bellman,
Jon Kolzak (JAMES HOUGHTON). When the beautiful, real Dorothy, shows up,
it's too late for Ashley to go back on the deal. Jon and Dorothy hit it
off immediately and soon fall in love. When Dorothy discovers the ruse,
it takes Ashley's intervention to bring Jon and Dorothy back together.

2.07 [29] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: IDEALS
12Dec84
written by Andrew Laskos
directed by Robert Scheerer
guest stars
Kim Darby
Peter Kowanko
Ruta Lee
Mary Ann Mobley
Larry Wilcox
A guest's child is dangerously ill, but they won't allow it to be treated medically
because of their religious beliefs. Mark proposes marriage.
Synopsis:
Sarah (JENNY BECK), the eight-year-old daughter of hotel tenants Jean
and Phil Lawrence (KIM DARBY and LARRY WILCOX), is suffering from
headaches resulting from a recent fall. After a sudden turn in the
child's illness, Christine calls Dr. Kellin (PAUL KENT), who suspects
a blood clot in the brain and prescribes immediate tests and possible
emergency surgery. When Sarah's parents return, Phil forbids Sarah's
hospitalization because medical care is against the family's religious
beliefs. Christine sets off on a personal crusade to get medical
attention for Sarah. Mark proposes marriage to advertising executive
Catherine Stevens (MARY ANN MOBLEY), who is very much his senior,
and whose 18-year-old son Jeff (PETE KOWANKO) very much disapproves
of the relationship. Mrs. Cabot works with art dealer Adam Partridge
(BERNARD FOX) on a private showing of works by contemporary California
artists. Secretly, Mrs. Cabot would love to exhibit her tulip garden
painting, but neither Partridge nor socialite and art patron Georgia Potter
(RUTA LEE) will allow it; later, in a comedy of errors, her tulip garden
painting is delivered to the art exhibit, and Georgia Potter falls in love with it.

2.08 [30] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: FINAL CHAPTERS
19Dec84
written by Alan Mandel
directed by Joseph B. Wallenstein
guest stars
Priscilla Barnes
Timothy Patrick Murphy
Morgan Stevens
Paul Winfield ........ Billy's father
Billy has a bittersweet reunion with his father.
Synopsis:
Billy is distraught when his father William Sr. (PAUL WINFIELD) suddenly
appears at the hotel. It is revealed that William Sr. disappeared after
he and Billy's mother divorced; Billy hasn't heard from William Sr. in
eight years. Billy resents his father's long absence and is unable forgive
him. Two young attorneys, Gary Hanzlik (MORGAN STEVENS) and Joyce Emerson
(CECILE CALLAN), are about to be married, but Joyce, a domineering woman,
is obviously running the show. The reluctant bridegroom's friend is
hosting a bachelor party for Gary that features a pornographic movie and
a bikini-clad beauty who is to be his final fling before matrimony. The girl
is Elayne Grayson (PRISCILLA BARNES), who substitutes for a friend because
she needs the $300. Elayne successfully avoids sleeping with Gary, but they
soon develop a rapport anyway. Realizing Gary has been trapped into marriage,
Elayne gives Gary a taste of what love can be like, and Joyce catches them.
Meanwhile, Christine volunteers to shepherd 16-year-old Kevin Walker
(TIMOTHY PATRICK MURPHY), who is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Cabot, before
enrolling at Princeton. Kevin is smitten by Christine, who is ten years
his senior. Fortunately, Kevin decides to end the "affair" because of a
better offer: tickets to a Van Halen concert.

2.09 [31] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: FALLEN IDOLS
2Jan85
written by Alan L. Ginsberg
directed by Bruce Bilson
guest stars
Carol Lawrence
Gavin MaCloud (The Love Boat)
Jared Martin
Juliet Mills
Sharon Wyatt
Synopsis:
At the St. Gregory Hotel to set up a sales conference, Martin Brennen
(GAVIN MacLEOD) immediately takes a liking to Mrs. Cabot's charity
fund-raising supervisor, Grace (JULIET MILLS). Grace likes Martin
because he reminds her of a high school sweetheart who died 20 years
before. Now using an alias, Martin actually was Grace's high school
sweetheart. Grace's family told her that he died because they disapproved
of him. Famous attorney Jay Falconer (JARED MARTIN) checks in to prepare
a defense for a cosmopolitan client accused of a hit-and-run accident
that claimed three lives. Bellman Dave, studying to be a lawyer, is
in awe of Falconer, who hires Dave to be his aide in his off-hours.
Megan disapproves, arguing that Falconer is an unscrupulous defender
of sleazy "fat cats." When Falconer smears the reputation of the
prosecution's key witness, Dave is disillusioned with the lawyer's
dirty tactics and quits. Billy, Julie and Mark have tickets to a Michael
Jackson concert, but when Billy loses the tickets, he scrambles to
replace them without telling his two co-workers. Having found the tickets,
Mark and Julie let Billy sweat it out, producing the tickets only after
he confesses to losing them.

2.10 [32] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: PROMISES
9Jan85
written by Alan Mandel
directed by James Brolin
guest stars
Barbara Babcock
Richard Kiley
Thaao Penghlis
Catherine Mary Stewart
Synopsis:
Lynn Valli (CATHERINE MARY STEWART), a former hotel masseuse, and her
Italian husband Eduardo (THAAO PENGHLIS) celebrate their honeymoon.
However, they aren't in love. Eduardo's lover, Monica Shawlcross
(BARBARA BABCOCK), who is married, has paid Lynn to pose as Eduardo's
wife to get him into the country. When Lynn and Eduardo fall in love,
Eduardo must decide between the two women. Christine is excited when
her godfather, Matt Carmichael (RICHARD KILEY), checks in; she hasn't
seen him in ten years. After Matt charms Mrs. Cabot, they begin a
romantic affair. Although Christine is pleased to see the two together,
Christine discovers through irregularities in Matt's hotel bill payments
that her godfather has been leeching money from wealthy widows. Peter
has reluctantly agreed to allow Nick Desmond (WILLIAM CAMPBELL), an actor
friend of bellman Dave, to follow him around and prepare for his stage
performance as a hotel manager. Nick annoys Peter as the hammy actor
imitates Peter and even makes decisions in his absence. Peter is finally
able to laugh when a review of the play comes out, panning Nick's performance.

2.11 [33] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: LOVE AND HONOR
16Jan85
teleplay by Andrew Laskos / story by Gary Kott
directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
guest stars
Claude Akins
Bruce Davison
Steve Kanaly
guest stars (end credits)
Deborah Goodrich .... Lisa Herrick
Phillip Sterling .... Sylvester Sullivan
Barry Ingham ........ Hugh Dryden
Deborah White ....... Ellen Lindstrom
Synopsis:
Ellen Lindstrom (DEBORAH WHITE) winds up in the room of a British diplomat,
Anthony Mortlake (BRUCE DAVISON), who introduces Ellen to heroin. Later
that night, he finds Ellen in the bathroom, dead. When police inspector
Alvarez (TONY ROQUE) suggests a search for a syringe, Mortlake refuses to
open his dispatch case on the basis of diplomatic immunity. Joe Lindstrom
(CLAUDE AKINS), father of the dead girl, arrives at the hotel and hides
in Mortlake's suite, watching him set up for an injection. Lindstrom holds
Mortlake at bay with a pistol and calls for police. Lisa Herrick
(DEBORAH GOODRICH) waits at the hotel for her boyfriend, who has been
delayed. Disappointed, Lisa wins the sympathy of Zack Shepherd (STEVE KANALY),
an old friend of Mrs. Cabot. Actually, Lisa is there to meet with attorney
Sylvester Sullivan (PHILIP STERLING) regarding the inheritance she is
receiving from a mysterious guardian who has looked after her needs since
she was an orphaned baby. Julie is juggling romances with two delegates
of a computer convention, Errol (WILLIAM ALLEN YOUNG) and Kaz (STEVE JAMES).
Christine overhears Errol and Kaz making a bet as to which one will lure
Julie into an affair first. She tips off Julie, who exacts revenge by
inviting both men to the same rendezvous.

2.12 [34] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: NEW BEGINNINGS
23Jan85
written by Maranne Kasica and Michael Scheff
directed by Richard Wells
guest stars
Patty Duke Astin
Mackenzie Astin (Patty Duke's son)
Vincent Baggetta
Theodore Bikel
Beverly Garland
Vera Miles
Robert Stack
guest stars (end credits)
Frank Aletter ....... Bill Korman
Robert Doqui ........ Dr. Carter
The hotel plays host to a boy who is fighting a deadly
blood disease.
Synopsis:
Gayla and Steve Erickson (PATTY DUKE ASTIN and VINCENT BAGGETTA) are in
San Francisco to confer with a specialist about their ten-year-old son,
Josh (MacKENZIE ASTIN), who is dying from a rare blood disease. In
preparing for a bone marrow transplant, the doctor's tests reveal that
Steve is not Josh's biological father. Alice and Bill Korman (BEVERLY GARLAND
and FRANK ALETTER) arrange a blind date for their unmarried, plain friend,
Millie Broome (VERA MILES), who is in town for a teachers' conference.
When the date has to cancel, Alice hires a professional escort, Charles Vandoor
(ROBERT STACK), who spends the night with Millie and finds himself infatuated.
While Charles waits for the right moment to reveal his line of work, Millie
accidentally finds out from Charles's enthusiastic former client. Receiving
most of the attention at the St. Gregory Hotel, however, is the celebrated
clairvoyant Constantin Markos (THEODORE BIKEL), who is in town to perform
his unique skills. Markos, an old acquaintance of Mrs. Cabot's, impresses
Peter when he predicts that a redhead will soon enter his life.

2.13 [35] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: CROSSROADS
30Jan85
teleplay by Bill and Jo LaMond /  story James Fritzhand
directed by Bill LaMond
guest stars
Patricia Crowley
Leslie Nielsen
Emma Samms
Craig Stevens
guest stars (end credits)
Jeffrey Byron ..... Brad Lodge
Scott Jaeck ....... David
A high society engagement party is held at the
hotel.
Synopsis:
The staff prepares for the engagement party of Kelly Howland (EMMA SAMMS)
and Brad Dodge (JEFFREY BYRON). Kelly's father Ned (CRAIG STEVENS) has
urged the marriage for financial reasons: his company needs a merger
with Victor Dodge's (DAVID TRESS) firm to survive. Ned's wife Margot
(PATRICIA CROWLEY) assures her daughter that love can come later.
However, Kelly is in love with a young mathematics teacher, David Newman
(SCOTT JAECK); in fact, she is carrying his child. Adding more complication,
Jonathan Talbot (LESLIE NIELSEN), who is an alcoholic, introduces himself
to Kelly as her long-lost Uncle Jonathan. Actually, he is Margot's former
lover and Kelly's true father. Due to Ned Howland's actions, Jonathan saw
his business crumble and then he sought solace in the bottle. Meanwhile,
Christine has learned that a lump in her breast may be malignant.
Because the same problem claimed her mother's life, Christine is terrified
and turns to Peter for comfort. Peter and Christine drink too much wine,
and spend the night together, but they're too inebriated to share anything
but sleep and a hangover. Christine seeks a second opinion from a doctor,
who advises surgery. Peter remains at Christine's side, and later shares
her joy when the growth turns out to be benign.

2.14 [36] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: ANNIVERSARY (New Years Eve episode)
20Feb85
written by Andrew Laskos
directed by Charles S. Dubin
guest stars
Dean Butler
Howard Duff
Shanna Reed
Peter Mark Richman
Barbara Rush
William Windom
Synopsis:
The Korsak family gathers for the occasion of the 35th anniversary of
Adam and Nell (HOWARD DUFF and BARBARA RUSH). Adam's accountant and
Nell use the opportunity for a romantic interlude in their secret love
affair. Nell later asks Adam for a divorce. Their son Michael (DEAN BUTLER),
separated from his wife, is there with his ten-year-old daughter Jessie,
who is caught shoplifting from the gift shop. Michael's wife demands more
money in the divorce settlement if Michael wants to keep Jessie. Adam is
furious with his daughter Joanna (SHANNA REED) for getting an abortion
after having an affair with a married man. Joanna informs her father that
his brother, Uncle Ray (WILLIAM WINDOM), had raped her when she was a
child. Consequently, Adam finds Ray and beats him mercilessly. Adam and
Nell reconcile and the whole family gathers for a happy conclusion to
the Korsaks' 35th Anniversary.

2.15 [37] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: DISTORTIONS
27Feb85
guest stars
Alec Baldwin
Mary Crosby
David Hedison
Gloria Loring
Dack Rambo
Teleplay by James Fritzhand / Story by Jerry Kaufmann and Jerry Sedley
directed by Kim Friedman
Peter is charged with raping a guest.
Synopsis:
Barbara and Dennis Medford (MARY CROSBY and ALEC BALDWIN) are in town
for Barbara to accept her award as Today's Woman Magazine's contest
for new dress designers. As usual, Dennis is distracted by other women.
When the magazine's marketing director, Warren Nicholson (DACK RAMBO),
showers Barbara with attention and the two end up in bed together,
Dennis admits for the first time that he has treated her poorly.
Adrian Fitzpatrick (GLORIA LORING), Peter's former romantic interest,
seeks refuge from her unfaithful husband. After many drinks, Adrian
invites Peter into her room. When Peter turns her down, she rakes her
fingernails across his face. Later, after her husband Jack (DAVID HEDISON)
demands a divorce, Adrian takes a stranger back to her room; after the
stranger rapes her, Adrian names Peter as the rapist. When she fails
to win her husband back with sympathy, Adrian admits to the lie.

2.16 [38] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: SLEEPING DOGS
6Mar85
written by Vincent Virom Coppola
directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
guest stars
John Beck
Morgan Brittany
Didi Conn
Markie Post
Melody Thomas
Skeletons come tumbling out of the cupboard following a wedding a St. Gregory's.
Synopsis:
Christine's old friends, Sarah Oliver (MORGAN BRITTANY) and Patty Maloney
(DIDI CONN), join their mutual friend, Mandy Vining (MELODY THOMAS),
in celebrating her wedding to Roger, a man whom all four women have
known before. Tom Sherman (JOHN BECK), who is a bonded courier and
Billy's friend, meets his new love, Anne Cowley (MARKIE POST), host of
a television cooking series, and her son Bobby Cowley (CHAD ALLEN)
after they arrive at the St. Gregory Hotel on a visit from their home
in New York. Anne and Tom enjoy a candlelit dinner, until she tells him
that her late husband was murdered. Later, after making love in Anne's
room, Tom recognizes Anne's husband from a picture: it is the man he
accidentally killed when he was an FBI agent. Meanwhile, Peter faces
an IRS audit with April Bradshaw (SUSAN WALDEN) without the assistance
of his accountant who was rushed to the hospital with a kidney stone.
April grills Peter about his numerous tax-deductible lunches, and although
affected by his wit, looks askance at his invitation to dinner while she
is involved in the audit.

2.17 [39] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: BYSTANDERS
13Mar85
directed by James Brolin
A father and son battle over the same girl.
guest stars
Richard Kline
?
Synopsis:
Gerald Phelps (RICHARD KLINE), a shy advertising artist, nervously
prepares to meet his pen pal of several years, Mary Ellen Carson
(ANA ALICIA). Mary Ellen is gorgeous, but Gerald, due to his own
insecurity, had sent a handsome photo of Peter after Mary Ellen requested
a picture. When Mary Ellen arrives, Christine plays along by introducing
Peter as Gerald and vice versa. Ted Travers (JONATHAN FRAKES) discovers
that Sandy Leonard (SUZANNE BARNES), a girl he had romanced two years
ago, is now engaged to Ted's father, Randall Travers (PATRICK O'NEAL).
Now Randall would like Ted to join his firm, an offer his son rejects.
Fred Hampton (TERENCE KNOX), a former professional football star
forced to retire because of a knee injury, now works at the St. Gregory
Hotel as a bellman. Fred tries to avoid contact with ex-professional
player Perry Walker (LYNN SWAN), who is hosting a reunion of his old teammates.

2.18 [40] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: IDENTITIES
20Mar85
written by Greg Strangis
directed by Jerome Courtland
guest stars
Leah Ayres
Karen Carlson
Barry Primus
Leigh Taylor-Young
Synopsis:
World-renowned pianist Diana Renard (KAREN CARLSON) has a reunion with
old Julliard classmates, Russ and Stephanie McMullen (BARRY PRIMUS and
LEIGH TAYLOR-YOUNG). Diana blames Stephanie for holding Russ back as a
musician. When Stephanie confesses that she had lied about being pregnant
to keep Russ away from Diana 15 years earlier, Russ and Diana spend the
night together. Frank Prescott (ARTHUR TAXIER) checks in with his 12-year-old
son Anthony (DANNY PONCE), a computer whiz. Frank is too busy with work to
do any of the things he and Anthony had planned, so Anthony turns to
hacking the hotel's computer system. Soon after Mark catches a purse-snatcher
and becomes a local hero and his girlfriend Jill (LEAH AYERS) asks him to
live with her, a newspaper reporter (MICHAEL LASKIN) asks to write a story
about his heroics. As Peter and Christine prepare to take Mark and Jill
out, a police inspector arrests Mark for assault of an old girlfriend,
a charge that Mark denies. Jill begins to doubt Mark's innocence, and
the reporter writes a sensationalized story of a tarnished hero. When
the charges are dropped, Jill returns, but Mark decides he needs someone
with more faith in him.

2.19 [41] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: IMAGES
3Apr85
written by Thom Thomas
directed by Kim Friedman
guest stars
Polly Bergen
Cesare Danova
Marjoe Gortner
Charles Levin
Donna Pescow
Jamie Rose
Synopsis:
Cathy Connelly (DONNA PESCOW) is a disturbed young lady hiding a big
secret. After testifying in a mob trial, she has been given a completely
new identity by the FBI. Now, however, her former husband, a hoodlum named
Frank Brenner (MARJOE GORTNER), has tracked her down and wants her back.
Cathy realizes that the gangsters will trace her through Frank. Because
Frank threatens revenge against her boyfriend Sam Parrish (CHARLES LEVIN),
Cathy cannot accept Sam's marriage proposal. Mrs. Cabot turns matchmaker,
reuniting recently-widowed Elizabeth Hastings (POLLY BERGEN) with her
boyfriend of many years past, Daniel Gerard (CESARE DANOVA). Elizabeth
looks beautiful and seems to be emerging from the depression brought on
by her husband's death. However, a mother-and-daughter controversy
develops after Elizabeth's daughter Brook (JAMIE ROSE) spurns an obvious
pass by a young man, playboy Cliff Walton (SANDY SIMPSON), and learns
later that her mom shared her bed with him. A wealthy, elderly gentleman
passes away and wills Christine his 40-year-old Rolls Royce limousine
plus the services of his devoted chauffeur, Charlie (JONATHAN HOLE).
Christine decides to sell the Rolls, but when she recognizes the car
is Charlie's only joy in life, she changes her mind.

2.20 [42] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: SKELETONS
15May85
written by (Andrew Laskos ???????) Kimmer Ringwald
directed by Charles S. Dubin
guest stars
Michael Goodwin
Dorothy McGuire
Christopher Norris (Trapper John MD)
Edward Winter
Dehl Berti ......... George Palmer (end credits)
Why is a strange elderly man spending so much time
at the hotel?

2.21 [43] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: ILLUSIONS
29May85
written by Bill and Jo LaMond
directed by Georg Stanford Brown
guest stars
Jospeph Campanella
Robert Desiderio
Andy Griffith
Laura Johnson
Piper Laurie
Kate McGeehan
Henry Polic II
Synopsis:
J. Scott "Scotty" Foreman (ANDY GRIFFITH), a wartime Air Force hero, record
-breaking jet pilot, financial wizard, author and philanthropist, is in town
for a banquet honoring him as Man of the Year. With him are his socially
prominent wife, Jessica (PIPER LAURIE), and his aide, Russ Turnbull
(JOSEPH CAMPANELLA). Trailing after him are reporters Ray Stern (HENRY POLIC II)
and Natasha Cellini (LAURA JOHNSON), who is assigned to do an in-depth feature
on Foreman. Scotty disapproves of the relationship between his daughter,
Melinda (KATE McGEEHAN), and struggling actor Brian MacArthur (ROBERT DESIDERIO),
even though Scotty himself has a mistress staying at the hotel. Peter and
Natasha, former lovers, revive their former affair in Natasha's room.
Natasha knows of Scotty's troubled family life, including his estrangement
from one son and the suicide of another, but decides not to reveal this
in her story. Instead, she intends to concentrate on the strength of his
wife, Jessica. Aware of his languishing acting career, Scotty tells Brian
that he will secure the movie role Brian recently auditioned for if he agrees
to stop seeing Melinda. Brian ultimately decides Melinda is more important
than Scotty's offer. On the day he is to receive the Man of the Year award,
Scotty dies of a heart attack.

2.22 [44] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: DETOURS
5Jun85
written by James Fritzhand
directed by Jerome Courtland
guest stars
Jayne Meadows Allen
Steve Allen
Anthony Geary
Scott Grimes
Caren Kaye
Angela Lee
Peter has his hands full when a reunion goes wrong.
Synopsis:
Eli Gilmour (ANTHONY GEARY), a divorced father, reunites with his two children,
Quinn (ANGELA LEE), 13, and Josh (SCOTT GRIMES), 11, after a six month
absence. Although Eli has worried that they wouldn't accept his live-in
girlfriend, Maxine (CAREN KAYE), his children are more troubled by Eli's
efforts to compensate for his feelings of failure. Though their reunion
and Eli's behavior are unsteady, when the mother is suddenly hospitalized
in critical condition, Eli comes through for Quinn and Josh. A divorced
song-writing team, Fran Clark and Larry Matthews (JAYNE MEADOWS ALLEN and
STEVE ALLEN), is forced to collaborate on modernizing their 25-year-old hit
musical for a revival production. By the time the producer enthusiastically
approves the rewrite, Fran and Larry are headed for the altar one more time.
After suffering a back injury in an accident, Mrs. Cabot misinterprets a
prescription and becomes addicted to pain pills. Peter and Christine are
alarmed by Mrs. Cabot's dramatic mood swings; when Peter offers Mrs. Cabot
some helpful advice, she fires him for insubordination. Mrs. Cabot soon
reinstates Peter and moves toward recovery.

2.23 [45] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: RESOLUTIONS
12Jun85
written by Andrew Laskos
directed by Charles S. Dubin
guest stars
Doug Barr (The Fall Guy)
James Doohan (Star Trek)
Mel Ferrer
Harry Guardino
Brian Mitchell
Belinda Tolbert
Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Two wine-making brothers, Vincent (HARRY GUARDINO) and Anthony Palandrini
(MEL FERRER) continue their long-standing feud at a wine conference. When
Vincent's assistant, Link (DOUG BARR), asks Anthony for his blessings to
marry his daughter, Camila (DEBORAH VAN VALKENBURGH), Anthony says he
doesn't have a daughter. When Mrs. Cabot brings father and daughter together,
it is revealed that Anthony believes Vincent slept with his wife and that
Camila is actually his brother's daughter. However, Vincent swears that
they never consummated their love. While Vincent's wine is being awarded a
top prize at the conference, Vincent and Anthony are working out their
differences in the hotel wine cellar. When the brothers return to the awards
ceremony, Anthony signals their reconciliation with a glowing tribute to
his brother. Billy is reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Michelle
(BERLINDA TOLBERT), the discontented wife of politician Lucas Todd (BRIAN MITCHELL).
When Lucas abruptly cancels his vacation with Michelle for one of his typical
last-minute meetings, Michelle informs Lucas that she's leaving him for Billy.
When Lucas makes a sincere effort to change, Billy decides not to break up
the marriage, and Michelle and her husband reconcile.

2.24 [46] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: OBSESSIONS
26Jun85
written by Robert E. Swanson
directed by Vincent McEveety
guest stars
Jaime Lyn Bauer
Shelley Birman
Susan Blakely
Richard Gilliland
Martha Scott
Andrew Stevens
An obsessed fan becomes close to her favorite soap opera
star and Alison and Joe fall in love.
Synopsis:
The hotel is the setting for the fictitious wedding of popular soap opera
stars Cliff Palmer (ANDREW STEVENS) and his leading lady, Stacy (BARBARA CRAMPTON).
When Cliff grants an interview to the charming young fan club president,
Robin (JAIME LYN BAUER), she seduces Cliff over dinner, and they end up
spending the night together. Cliff seems not to notice Robin's difficulty
separating fiction and reality, laughing it off as a joke when she asks
him not to go through with the on-camera wedding. It becomes clear that
Robin is disturbed, however, when she puts on Stacy's wedding gown and
attacks Cliff with a knife. A resourceful young shoe shiner, Hank (LARRY WILLIAMS),
is determined to establish his own business in the hotel corridors, eluding Peter
and charming the hotel staff. Eventually, Peter rewards Hank with his own
approved shine stand. Meanwhile, the hotel is also hosting a sequestered jury.
Feisty Estelle (MARTHA SCOTT) urges her roommate, Alison (SUSAN BLAKELY), to
encourage an obvious pass by another juror, Joe (RICHARD GILLILAND). However,
when Joe suggests dinner, Alison declines, much to Estelle's dismay. When
Joe's roommate suggests that he swap his macho attitude for a sensitive one,
and Estelle arranges for Alison and Joe to be alone, love finds the way.

2.25 [47] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: LOST AND FOUND
17Jul85
written by Kimmer Ringwald
directed by Jerome Courtland
guest stars
Bradford Dillman
Ted McGinley
Lois Nettleton
Joanna Pettet
James Sloyan
guest stars (end credits)
Bridgette Anderson ... Lindsay Pomeroy
William Boyett ....... Heller
The hotel is the setting for a grim child custody
battle.
Synopsis:
The St. Gregory Hotel is the setting for a grim custody battle over a 9-year-old girl,
Lindsay (BRIDGETTE ANDERSEN), when it is revealed that she is the missing child
of Tom (JAMES SLOYAN) and Sally Banks (JOANNA PETTET). Lindsay is now in the
custody of policeman Will Pomeroy (BRADFORD DILLMAN) and his wife, Cheryl
(LOIS NETTLETON). Will did not learn of the Banks' search until years after
bringing the girl into the family. Though the Banks have a legal claim to
Lindsay, the girl objects to the idea of leaving the Pomeroys for a pair of
strangers. Lindsay points out that she has two mothers now and wishes to visit
the Banks. Dave and Megan have their first serious quarrel when he brings in a
con artist, Wade Stafford (TED McGINLEY), who persuades Dave to give up law for
a get-rich-quick scheme in real estate. Megan leaves to stay with Julie, then
returns to their apartment to find that Wade has brought home a couple of girls
to lift Dave's spirits. After losing a game of basketball, Peter realizes that
he's no longer as young as he would like to believe. Peter feels better after
beating Mark in a game of one-on-one, not knowing that it was fixed in order
to cheer him up.

2.26 [48] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: WINS AND LOSSES
24Jul85
written by Geoffrey Fischer
directed by Kevin Connor
guest stars
Rosemary De Camp
Herbert Edelman
Tony Roberts
Synopsis:
While preparing for the annual St. Gregory/Mark Hopkins Charity Softball
Game, the Mark Hopkins Hotel's assistant manager, Brian Fox (TONY ROBERTS),
falls for Christine and makes no effort to hide it. Christine likes Brian,
but thinks that he comes on too strongly. At Christine's suggestion, Brian
takes a more gentlemanly approach, and Christine ends up in his arms. When
Brian lands the job of general manager at a luxury hotel in Boston, he asks
Christine to join him, but Christine can't bring herself to desert Peter.
Having promised Mary Tyson (ROSEMARY De CAMP) to look after her 15-year-old
grandson Randy (ANTHONY BARTON) while she's out of town, Peter has checked
the boy into a room at the hotel. A bit mixed-up, Randy secretly seeks escape
in alcohol. When Peter catches Randy drinking with some other teens, Randy
berates Peter and stumbles, striking his head. Later, Peter introduces Randy
to a recovering alcoholic teen-ager who convinces Randy to attend an Alcoholics
Anonymous meeting to deal with his problem.

2.27 [49] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: PASSPORTS
14Aug85
written by Michael Marks
directed by Jerome Courtland
guest stars
Bonnie Bartlett
Dorian Harewood (The Trials of Rosie O'Neill)
Leigh McCloskey
Melba Moore
Nehemiah Persoff
The hotel plays host to a Russian family who are
preparing to return to their homeland.

2.28 [50] Arthur Hailey's Hotel: HEARTS AND MINDS
21Aug85
written by James Fritzhand
directed by Bill LaMond
guest stars
Julia Duffy (Newhart, Baby Talk, Designing Women)
Gail Fisher (Mannix)
Boyd Gaines
David Groh
Patrick Macnee
Jean Simmons
Stuart Whitman
Synopsis 1:
The hotel plays host to a movie star who is fighting Alzheimer's Disease,
and a British hotelier with a lawsuit on his mind.
Synopsis 2:
Film star Jessica Daniels (JEAN SIMMONS) and her secretary and companion
Fran Willis (GAIL FISHER) arrive at the hotel to be honored at a retrospective
of her screen career. Her friendly ex-husband, Sal Pinelli (STUART WHITMAN),
greets her, and the two still appear to be devoted to each other. Because
Jessica has Alzheimer's Disease, Fran rehearses with Jessica for her appearance.
When Jessica becomes incoherent, Sal escorts her from the rostrum and tells
Jessica he wants to re-marry her and take care of her. Howard Terrell
(DAVID GROH) has ensconced his mistress, Arlene Greenspan (JULIA DUFFY),
in his company's corporate suite, but now, because Terrell won't divorce
his wife, Arlene refuses to vacate. Steven Parker (BOYD GAINES), a resourceful
employee, has the assignment to complete her eviction. Instead, Arlene and
Steve fall in love. Englishman Edmund Bradshaw (PATRICK MacNEE), one of
London's finest innkeepers, arrives to visit Mrs. Cabot. When Bradshaw
injures his leg in a scuffle with a photographer, he decides to sue the hotel.
Bradshaw talks Christine into a game of poker: if Bradshaw wins, Christine
comes to work for him in London, and if she wins, Bradshaw drops the suit.
After Bradshaw wins, Christine is distraught, but Mrs. Cabot points out that
Bradshaw always cheats and that Christine is thus not obligated to honor the wager.

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