CTVA US Drama - "Knots Landing" (Lorimar/CBS) Season 6 (1984-85)

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Season 6 (1984-85)
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CBS Thursdays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern
Created by David Jacobs
Executive Producers: Michael Filerman & David Jacobs
Produced by Peter Dunne & Lawrence Kasha

Primary Cast:
Michele Lee ............................... Karen Fairgate MacKenzie
Kevin Dobson .............................. M.(Mack) Patrick MacKenzie
Joan Van Ark .............................. Valene Ewing
Ted Shackelford ........................... Gary Ewing
Alec Baldwin .............................. Joshua Rush
William Devane ............................ Greg Sumner
Julie Harris .............................. Lilimae Clements
Constance McCashin ........................ Laura Avery
Donna Mills ............................... Abby Cunningham Ewing
Douglas Sheehan ........................... Ben Gibson
Lisa Hartman .............................. Cathy Geary Rush
Secondary Cast
Claudia Lonow ............................. Diana Fairgate
Steve Shaw ................................ Eric Fairgate
Pat Petersen .............................. Michael Fairgate
Danny Ponce ............................... Jason Avery
Tonya Crowe ............................... Olivia Cunningham
Bobby Jacoby .............................. Brian Cunningham
Steve Kahan ............................... Nick Morrison
Millie Perkins ............................ Jane Sumner
Joseph Chapman ............................ Mark St. Claire
Gigi Vorgan ............................... Carol
Peter Fox ................................. Tom Jezik
Marcia Solomon ............................ Marcia
Wendel Meldrum ............................ P.K. Kelly
Jack Bannon ............................... Scott Easton
Peggy ..................................... Victoria Ann-Lewis
Laurence Haddon ........................... Dr. Ackerman
Sandy Kenyon .............................. Rev. Kathurn
Whitney Kershaw ........................... Mary Kathurn
Madison Mason ............................. John Coblentz
Mayf Nutter ............................... Parker Winslow
Ken Hill .................................. Ron Merriwether
Howard Duff ............................... Paul Galveston
Ava Gardner ............................... Ruth Galveston
Richard Sarradet .......................... Nielson
Saundra Sharp ............................. Nurse Wilson
Troy Beyer ................................ Whitney
Teri Austin ............................... Jill Bennett
Joe Regalbuto ............................. Harry Fisher
Robin Ginsburg ............................ Sheila Fisher

6.1 (101) Knots Landing: BUYING TIME
4Oct84 CBS Thur
Written by : Kevin Sullivan
Directed by : Alexander Singer
Guest Cast:
Dr. Garner .............. Jason Bernard
Anesthesiologist .... John Gowans
Shugure ................. Ed Griffith
Reporter #1 ......... Selma Archerd
Reporter #2 ............. Geof Prysirr
Captain ............. Burke Byrnes
Nurse ................... Katherine Wallach
Paramedic ........... Daryl Roach
The bullet fragmented inside Karen, but the doctors tell Mack they got most
of the main pieces. The search is on for the kidnapped Abby, and we see
that Mark St. Claire has taken her to a yacht. Laura, who had wanted to
dump Greg after his revelations with the Wolfbridge Group, decides to go to
him because she is worried about him. The doctors did not tell Mack the
extent of Karen's condition, but they tell her that one of the bullet
fragments is lodged near her spine and is unable to be reached. She will
make what appears to be a full recovery, but over time the fragment will
shift toward her spine, causing paralysis, then death.

6.2 (102) Knots Landing: "CALCULATED RISKS"
18Oct84 CBS Thur
Written by : Susan Goldberg
Directed by : Ernest Pintoff
Guest Cast:
Dr. Garner .............. Jason Bernard
Shugrue .............. Ed Griffith
Captain ................. Burke Byrnes
Strategist ........... David Selburg
Aide #1 ................. Arnold Turner
Aide #2 .............. Dick Christie
St. Claire contacts Greg: he wants Greg's assistance in sneaking to Mexico.
Greg charters a plane, but Mack finds out, and when push comes to shove,
Greg shoots Mark dead in front of Abby. Lilimae is shocked to find Joshua
Rush on her doorstep. He is the son of Lilimae's sister and Jonathan Rush,
and wants to get to know his aunt. Lilimae is visibly shaken. Karen has the
chance to submit to experimental surgery to remove the bullet fragment, but
remembering Sid's death in "experimental spinal surgery," she decides to
keep silent about her impending death, choosing one year of life over death
on an operating table. Seeing what appears to be her mother's recovery from
the shooting, Diana decides to move to New York. Not wishing to have Mack
around to see her die, Karen pretends not to want him back after his Wolfbridge deceptions.

6.3 (103) Knots Landing: "HANGING FIRE"
25Oct84 CBS Thur
Written by : Alan Goldfein
Directed by : Alexander Singer
Guest Cast:
Beverly Mikuriya ........ Nancy Kwan
Dr. Garner ........... Jason Bernard
Shugrue ................. Ed Griffith
Strategist............ David Selburg
Officer Sight ........... Dennis Kerwin
Nurse ................ Katherine Wallach
Ben has a lot of questions concerning Greg's "Wyatt Earp" act on St.
Claire's yacht. Greg needs Abby's statement to the press to clear up the
growing scandal, but does not want to "owe" her. Gary decides that although
he does not trust Abby, he will take her back anyway...but he's not through
with her. He shows Abby the new designs for Lotus Point and makes it clear
that she will accept the redesign or nothing at all. Instead of high-rises
and shopping centers, LP will become an environmentally-friendly family
resort. Dr. Garner cannot convince Karen to tell Mack of her condition, nor
can he convince her to submit to the surgery. Lilimae is forced to admit
that Joshua is her son and not Val's cousin....Lilimae abandoned him just
as she had abandoned Val years before. Abby's woes at Lotus Point seem bad
enough, but Gary introduces Abby to her new partner at the complex: Karen.

6.4 (104) Knots Landing: "A LITTLE HELP"
1Nov84 CBS Thur
Written by : Diana Kopald Marcus
Directed by : Robert Becker
Guest Cast:
Taylor Naughton ......... James Sloyan
Bob Caufield ......... Richardson Morse
Robin ................... Renee Jones
Carl ................. David Wells
Abby clears Greg's name in a TV press conference, so now he does "owe" her;
she ingratiates herself into Greg's campaign even more. With the purchase
of Pacific World Cable, a TV station that Ben works for, Abby has the means
to create a scandal for Greg's opponent. Joshua tears out of the house when
Lilimae tells him the truth, but Val catches him and shares her own
abandonment story with him...along with how close she and Lilimae are now.
He still wants to leave, however, to go back to the sheltered life provided
to him by his stern, preacher father. Karen is unable to carry her secret
around any longer and confides her condition to Gary, but still refuses to
reconcile with Mack and tell him. Lilimae stops Joshua from hopping the bus home.

6.5 (105) Knots Landing: "IPSO FACTO"
8Nov84 CBS Thur
Written by : John Saffron
Directed by : Larry Elikann
Guest Cast:
D.A. Louis .............. Arthur Burghardt
Dr. Kellin ......... Nancy Jeris
Bob Caufield ............ Richardson Morse
Robin .............. Renee Jones
Ben quickly realizes what sort of boss Abby is and tries to quit, but Abby
bats those eyelashes and gets him to stay. Jane, Greg's long-suffering
wife, comes on to Mack when she sees how distanced he has become from
Karen. The Grand Opening of Lotus Point brings out everyone, but half the
guests are avoiding the other half! While snooping in Ben's computer, Abby
gets a shock: she finds a letter Ben was composing that mentions that Gary
is the father of Val's twins.

6.6 (106) Knots Landing: "TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES"
15Nov84 CBS Thur
Written by : Joyce Keener
Directed by : Robert Becker
Guest Cast:
Lawyer .................. Bruce Gray
Alex Leslie ........ Jay Varela
Strategist .............. David Selburg
Robin .............. Renee Jones
Cherie .................. Lisa Brady
Aide #1 ............ Arnold Turner
Aide #2 ................. Kent Phillips
Strategist #2 ...... Steve Boergadine
Having learned the paternity of Val's babies, Abby fears the twins will be
named the heir to Gary's fortune over her. Her fears are heightened when
she overhears the prospective parents discussing the best means to
reconcile an estranged couple. What she does not realize is that Gary and
Val are attempting to figure a way to get Karen and Mack back together!
Gary plays reverse psychology and urges Karen to file for divorce, thinking
she will balk; she calls his bluff and does file for divorce! It's election
day for Greg, and Jane is still urging Greg to withdraw from the race "for
his mental health"....and their marriage. He refuses to listen, so she says
she will not stick around to see him fall apart. Val becomes worried when
Joshua accepts a job offer from Abby at PWC; she also asks Mack to be her
labor coach. Abby discusses her worries over the twins with an associate, Scott Easton.

6.7 (107) Knots Landing: "LOVE TO TAKE YOU HOME"
22Nov84 CBS Thur
Written by : Peter Dunne
Directed by : Larry Elikann
Guest Cast:
Johnathan J. Rush ....... Albert Salmi
T.J. Escott ....... Bruce Gray
Aide #1 ................. Arnold Turner
Stone-faced Jonathan Rush arrives in Knots Landing to visit his son.
Jonathan manages to spread misery and disdain everywhere he goes as he
observes the people in Joshua's life. There's Joshua's girlfriend,
Cathy--the ex-con; his mother, Lilimae--who ran out on two kids on separate
occasions; and Valene--who is having two babies out of wedlock. The visit
only seems to strengthen Joshua's resolve to stay in Knots Landing, though,
and especially strengthen his infatuation with Cathy. Greg, the new U.S.
Senator-elect, wants Mack and Laura to be part of his Washington staff.
Mack is reluctant to commit because of his problems with Karen, but Laura
tells Greg that she has no intentions of going "and becoming another Jane".
Karen is unwilling to listen to the complaints of Eric and Michael about
what a fool she's being for divorcing Mack, but the same statements from
Abby cause Karen to reel. Scott Easton, Abby's business associate, is seen
lunching with Dr. Ackerman, Val's doctor; the doctor soon prescribes some
pills for the soon-to-be mom. Joshua defies his father's orders to return home.

6.8 (108) Knots Landing: "TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS"
29Nov84 CBS Thur
Written by : Joel J. Feigenbaum
Directed by : Nick Havinga
Guest Cast:
Alex Leslie ............. Jay Varela
Robin ................ Renee Jones
Bernie the bartender .... Cheryl Cantwell
Val continues to have cramps and takes the pills that Dr. Ackerman
prescribed for her. Joshua wonders why Ben doesn't take more of an interest
in becoming a new father. Val asks Ben to lie to everyone about the true
paternity of the babies. Dr. Ackerman calls Scott Easton and tells him that
they're getting closer. Easton tells Abby that she can expect an added
"bonus" in a few days. He tells her it's something that she's wanted for a
long time. Joshua tells Cathy that they made love because they were weak.
Reverend Kathrun gives Joshua some romantic advice. After giving Karen an
ultimatum, she agrees to get away with him for a while. They go up the
coast. On the beach, Karen comes close to telling Mack the truth, but she
doesn't. She says the reason she won't get together with him is because he
couldn't be true to his job everytime danger was involved, and she would
never want to take that away from him. Kelly, Ben's assistant, doesn't give
Ben the message that Val wants to have dinner with him. Laura agrees to
accept Greg's job offer of Chief Assistant of the Senate Committee of Land
Management. Joshua and Lilimae go to Isadora's to watch Cathy sing. Ben
goes away on business to San Diego. Scott Easton tells Abby that Lotus
Point no longer has a water problem. She thinks that's his bonus, but he
tells her it's yet to come. At the resort, Karen cries and tells Mack she
wishes this moment could last forever. All alone, Val goes into labor. She
finally reaches Eric and Michael and they drive her to the hospital. During
labor, Val starts to hemmorage and against her will, Dr. Ackerman gives her
anesthesia. Val becomes disoriented, but she never loses consciousness. She
hears both babies cry and gets a glimpse of them. With everyone away, Gary
is the only person who can come to the hospital for Val. After the
delivery, Dr. Ackerman tells Val, "I'm afraid we lost the babies. They were
stillborn." Val knows she saw them and heard them cry. Ackerman tells here
that her mind played tricks on her because of the sedation. Gary calls Abby
and gives her the bad news. Then, Abby gets another call. An anonymous
caller says, "Mrs. Ewing-- Our agent neglected to get the blood type of the
father. It's essential for the paperwork." Abby doesn't know what the
caller is talking about. He says it's for "the children in question." The
caller thinks Abby can't talk and he says he'll be getting back to her later.

6.9 (109) Knots Landing: "WE GATHER TOGETHER"
6Dec84 CBS Thur
Written by : Richard Gollance
Directed by : Larry Elikann
Guest Cast:
Maria ................... Jenny Gago
Abby gets a phone call from Dr. Ackerman, wanting to know information
pertaining to the placement of "the babies". Abby has no idea who the man
is or what he is talking about, but it soon becomes clear; she frantically
searches for Scott Easton to find out what can be done to rectify the
situation. Val is adamant that she heard the babies' cries, but everyone
just assumes it is her grief talking. Ironically, it is Thanksgiving, and
everyone in KL is invited to Karen's for dinner (yes, even Abby). During
preparations for dinner, Karen experiences her first paralytic episode but
tells no one. Gary offers to bring Val from her house to Karen's for
dinner, and somewhere between the two houses, Val reverts to the days when
she and Gary were still married.

6.10 (110) Knots Landing: "MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE"
13Dec84 CBS Thur
Written by : Joel J. Feigenbaum
Directed by : Nick Havinga
Guest Cast:
Dr. Wells ............... John Carter
Baker ................ Rick Deats
Receptionist ............ Patricia Richarde
Mack's investigation of murders in the Tidal Basin has his juices flowing,
but progress is slow-going. His associate, Jezik, is beaten up when he gets
too close to an important lead. Abby's attempts to find Scott Easton at
Galveston Industries hit a dead end, literally; no one admits he ever
worked there. Rather than tell what she knows about the fate of the babies,
Abby keeps it all to herself. When her protests fall on deaf ears, Val
believes her friends want to have her committed, so she disappears in the
night. Karen's bouts of paralysis in her hands continue, but she refuses to
reveal the truth to her friends and family.

6.11 (111) Knots Landing: "DISTANT LOCATIONS"
20Dec84 CBS Thur
Written by : Richard Gollance
Directed by : Larry Elikann
Guest Cast:
Psychiatrist ............ Jerry Lacy
Wife ................. C. J. Hincks
Private investigator .... Kevin McBride
Husband .............. Michael Crabtree
Diner manager ........... Ken Hill
Policeman ............ Nick Angotti
Wendy ................... Katharine Moir
Harlan MacMannes ..... Charles Compton
Grace MacMannes ......... Marise Counsell
First stop for the runaway Val is Enoch, Nevada, where she exhibits strange
mood swings that show she has lost grasp of her identity. She comes on to a
strange man in a bar (!) and his wife is not amused, to say the least. Paul
Galveston is making friends with Gary, offering to help him sharpen his
business instincts. Paul offers Gary some land adjacent to Lotus Point at
$50,000 an acre, which is thought to be a steal; the land is called Empire
Valley. As Karen, Gary, and Abby seek out private investigators to help in
the search for Val, Val has assumed the identity of Verna, the heroine of
her novel, Nashville Junction, and taken a waitressing job in Tennessee.
Karen has another paralytic episode with her hand.

6.12 (112) Knots Landing: "UNCHARTED TERRITORY"
27Dec84 CBS Thur
Written by : Joyce Keener
Directed by : Nicholas Sgarro
Guest Cast:
Dr. Garner .............. Jason Bernard
Woodside ............. Anthony Eisley
Westmont ................ Clayton Landley
Clifton .............. Warren Munson
Policeman ............... Nick Angotti
Bonnie Merriwether ... Marianne Muellerleile
Joshua's appearance on A Better Tomorrow was supposed to be a televised
plea to Val to come home, but his appearance generates more fan mail than
leads. Abby seems eager to capitalize on the new interest shown in the
religious show that airs on her station, so she urges Joshua to appear
again. Karen's hand goes numb while she is driving with Michael, and Mack
will no longer accept her excuses as to what is wrong. She tells him the
whole story of the bullet fragment, the increasing paralysis, etc. Paul is
pumping Gary up with big plans to develop Empire Valley. Greg, upon hearing
of Paul and Gary's alliance, wants nothing to do with either of them, especially Paul.

6.13 (113) Knots Landing: "WEIGHING OF EVILS"
3Jan85 CBS Thur
Written by : Scott Hamner
Directed by : Lorraine S. Ferrara
Guest Cast:
Dr. Martin .............. Robert Sampson
Dick Seargant as himself
Aide #1 ................. Arnold Turner
Freilich ............. Kevin McBride
Tina .................... Lynn Lowry
Woman in bar ......... Rosemary Lovell
Man in bar .............. Otto Felix
Though Nashville Junction was not a best-seller in its original issuance,
Val's disappearance has made the book a hot seller. Despite the new
acclaim, Val (as Verna) knows nothing about the newfound success. She
attends a social with her new beau, Parker Winslow, but does not know he
already has a girlfriend. Abby gets Joshua to agree to appear on A Better
Tomorrow regularly, squeezing Rev. Kathrun (the host) even further from the
center of the show. Cathy fears that Joshua's newfound celebrity will
change him. Abby's PI is the first to catch up to Val in Tennessee; he
calls Abby to tell her what has happened. After a lot of soul-searching,
Karen decides to have the spinal surgery to remove the bullet fragment from her spine.

6.14 (114) Knots Landing: "#14 WITH A BULLET"
10Jan85 CBS Thur
Written by : Peter Dunne
Directed by : Nicholas Sgarro
Guest Cast:
Maggie .................. Angel Tompkins
Surgeon #1 ........... Robert Sampson
Timothy ................. Jim Calvert
Surgeon #2 ........... Milt Kogan
Freilich ................ Kevin McBride
Technician ........... Jim Bentley
Mother #2 ............... Debbie Christoffersen
Abby sees Greg meeting in secret with Paul Galveston, but she does not hear
the topic of conversation: Paul's demands that Greg put a stop to Mack's
investigation into the Tidal Basin Murders. Abby meets with Freilich, the
PI who found Val in Tennessee, and he wants more money just to keep his
mouth shut. Paul is seen to be in possession of Scott Easton's papers,
including adoption papers for Val's babies. Paul meets with Freilich to
find out what happened to Valene, and then has Freilich beaten up and sent
away. Next, Paul meets with Abby and reveals his plans: he intends to find
Val's twins, then tell Gary the entire story of the twins' abduction as
well as Gary's being their father. Karen spends the entire episode in
surgery to remove the bullet fragments from her spine. When the episode
ends, the doctor tells Mack that the surgery was a complete success.

6.15 (115) Knots Landing: "INSIDE INFORMATION"
17Jan85 CBS Thur
Written by : Scott Hamner
Directed by : Lorraine S. Ferrara
Guest Cast:
Woodside ................ Anthony Eisley
Chuck ................ Dick Christie
Abby arrives in Shula to see "Verna" for herself and is mystified when
Val/Verna does not recognize her. Mack's murder investigation snags a new
lead that ties the murders closer to Galveston Industries. When Greg
refuses to help Paul get Mack away from the investigation, Greg finds that
he is being dropped from key senatorial committees. Joshua's appearances on
television are becoming popular, but his jealousy of Cathy's friends begins
to change him. A friend of a murder victim spots a man she believes killed
her roommate; Karen also recognizes the man--he works for Galveston
Industries. Greg confesses to Laura that Paul does have a certain hold over
him--he's Paul's illegitimate son! Val/Verna's boyfriend, Parker Winslow,
puts the pieces together concerning Val and immediately proposes marriage
because he sees dollar signs. Paul is about to tell Gary about the
paternity of Val's babies when Abby returns to tell Gary that she has found
Val in Tennessee, beating Paul to the punch.

6.16 (116) Knots Landing: "OUT OF THE PAST"
24Jan85 CBS Thur
Written by : Neal Bell
Directed by : Bill Duke
Guest Cast:
Judge Calvin Gilliam .... Richard McKenzie
Attendant ............ Tony Frank
Doctor .................. Graham Timbes
Paul's energies are directed at finding "the Ewing twins" when they should
be directed toward halting Mack's investigation. Going to that diner where
"Verna" is working reminds Gary of how Val and Gary met when they were
teens; too bad it doesn't remind Val of much at all! Abby is pumping up
Joshua's ego, and Joshua doesn't mind one bit when his appearances on
Reverend Kathrun's show eat into the reverend's time. When Abby tries to
blackmail Cathy out of Joshua's life, she finds that Cathy can blackmail
Abby right back. Gary's attempts to jog Val's memory are frustrating for
Gary as well as viewers....he ends up getting beaten up by Parker's friends
and spooking "Verna" so much that she doesn't want to see Gary at all.
"Verna" does, however, have a flash of memory when Gary reenacts the moment
when they met. It frightens her so much that she agrees to marry Parker.
Paul, meanwhile, has found the babies.

6.17 (117) Knots Landing: "LEAD ME TO THE ALTAR"
31Jan85 CBS Thur
Written by : Parke Perine
Directed by : Ernest Pintoff
Guest Cast:
Woodside ................ Anthony Eisley
Preacher ............. Ralph Drischell
Mystery man ............. William Flatley
Bonnie Merriwether ... Marianne Muellerleile
When Joshua hears two versions of why Cathy went to work for Abby, Joshua
chooses to believe Abby's version over Cathy's. "Verna" is running away
from Gary by hastily marrying Parker. Gary shows "Verna" a copy of
Nashville Junction as proof that she is not Verna, but she refuses to be
swayed. Paul is intent on planting Gary and Abby in the middle of the
Empire Valley development; he is seen taking heart medication. Gary crashes
Parker and "Verna's" wedding to "show just cause".

6.18 (118) Knots Landing: "FLY AWAY HOME"
7Feb85 CBS Thur
Written by : Neal Bell
Directed by : Bill Duke
(No guest cast)
To slow Mack's investigation, Paul gets two employees to sign confessions
of guilt; these two promptly flee the country. Parker and "Verna's" wedding
falls apart when Parker lets it slip that he knew about Val's condition.
When Gary brings the still-disoriented Val back to Knots Landing she
assumes that Gary is still her husband; Ben feels he has to step carefully.
Ben soon spots a truckload of sophisticated radio equipment being driven
into Empire Valley. Joshua displays abilities to manipulate those around
him. When Gary sets Val straight about their no longer being married, she
responds by having an all-night scrubbing binge in the kitchen. It is Mack
who is finally able to get through to her. Paul seeks to get through to
Gary once he learns Gary has returned to town. He says he has something
important to tell Gary, and Abby gets worried. She pays Paul a visit, and
Paul has a stroke. Abby, not realizing how serious he is, leaves with the notebook.

6.19 (119) Knots Landing: "ROUGH EDGES"
14Feb85 CBS Thur
Written by : Richard Gollance
Directed by : Nicholas Sgarro
Guest Cast:
Dr. Michaels ............ Charles Aidman
Aide #1 .............. Lou Felder
Abby's elation over getting Easton's notebook is short-lived when she
realizes that the missing pages from the book are the ones she needs. Since
Paul's stroke is being kept secret, Abby pays another visit, hoping to get
the pages. Instead, she sees a vanload of medical equipment. Greg could
care less about Paul's condition, or at least that's what he tells Laura;
he's being urged by Paul's staff to take the reins at Galveston Industries
but he does not want them. In the course of Mack's investigation of
Galveston Industries, he came into possession of the missing pages which
Abby is so frantic to retrieve; too bad Mack has no idea what they are
about! Val's therapy is going slowly, and is not being helped by Joshua's
taunting; she is sane enough, however, to think that Gary could only be
this concerned if he still was in love with her.

6.20 (120) Knots Landing: "THE EMPEROR'S CLOTHES"
21Feb85 CBS Thur
Written by : Joel J. Feigenbaum
Directed by : Ernest Pintoff
Guest Cast:
Jean Shaeffer ........... Murphy Cross
Doctor ............... Paul Comi
Carl Ponds .............. Billy Vera
A mystery woman arrives at a small airstrip and is taken to Paul's bedside.
She marries him despite his barely being alive. Ben stumbles upon Wesphall,
a small town where Galveston Industries had had a chemical spill a few
years before. Their clinic is overrun with patients exhibiting symptoms of
long-term chemical exposure. Val starts regaining her memory and tells
Karen that she remembers every detail about the babies' delivery..including
their cries. Karen is so moved by Val's certainty that she begins
investigating the circumstances surrounding the births. Laura is begginning
to have her doubts about a future with Greg. Lyla Maxwell, the Galveston
secretary who was murdered, had recently visited Wesphall to tell everyone
that the accident was no accident; GI wanted an excuse to remove those
people from Empire Valley. For her efforts, Lyla was murdered.

6.21 (121) Knots Landing: "THE DELUGE"
28Feb85 CBS Thur
Written by : Joyce Keener
Directed by : Bill Duke
Guest Cast:
Walt Clifton ............ Warren Munson
Galveston's dead. "Let's hire a band," Greg says. Greg is vacillating to
the very end as to whether he should inherit Galveston Industries, but his
mother, Ruth, is in town to make sure he takes what is his to take. She is
the mystery woman who married Paul on his deathbed, allowing her to get her
piece of the pie and to consolidate Greg's claim on the company. Karen is
digging into the night of Val's labor and Abby is shaking. Joshua pulls a
fast one and steals Reverend Kathrun's entire hour of airtime. He even
suggests Cathy sing on the show. After taking the helm at GI, Greg learns
what Paul was planning for Empire Valley. On the surface, the land will be
a planned community with homes, families, and light industry. Underneath,
however, it will be a sophisticated spying- satellite relay center.

6.22 (122) Knots Landing: "A PIECE OF THE PIE"
7Mar85 CBS Thur
Written by : Parke Perine
Directed by : Robert Becker
Guest Cast:
Dr. Michaels ............ Charles Aidman
Dr. Kellin ........... Nancy Jeris
In therapy, Val says her babies are "gone," not dead; Mack meets Sheila
Fisher while following up leads on the Easton papers and unknowingly plays
with Val's twins, who are supposedly Sheila's. After manipulating Cathy
into singing on the show, Joshua pushes the envelope further by announcing
their engagement to viewers (and to Cathy for that matter). Maybe she
should have been consulted! Maybe Laura should have been consulted when
Greg decided to take over Galveston Industries and resign his senate seat;
she wants Greg's head on a platter. Lilimae and Val have the infamous "home perm" scene.

6.23 (123) Knots Landing: "THE FOREST FOR THE TREES"
21Mar85 CBS Thur
Written by : Michael Russnow
Directed by : Nick Havinga
Guest Cast:
Boots Connors ........... Don Hood
Nurse Collins ........ Jill Andre
Abby suggests a splashy engagement party for Cathy and Joshua at Lotus
Point. She is also very much involved with finding out just what is going
on in Empire Valley. Eric, who has been purposely evading questions from
Karen and Mack about his latest girlfriend, expresses interest in selling
Knots Landing Motors to an interested buyer. Karen learns more about Eric's
girl from the man trying to buy the dealership than from her own son! Karen
does not wish to sell KLM, however, due to sentimental reasons. She does
not realize that Eric does not share her sentimentality. Karen enlists
Lilimae's help in the babies investigation, and the two of them discover
Nurse Wilson, who was in the delivery room. She is very nervous and feeling
guilty about what happened, and seems ready to talk. Laura and Ruth trade
insults constantly and make Greg the unwilling referee.

6.24 (124) Knots Landing: "A MAN OF GOOD WILL"
28Mar85 CBS Thur
Written by : Lynn Latham & Bernard Lechowick
Directed by : Linda Day
Guest Cast:
Boots Connors ......... Don Hood
Glenn McMillen ....... Richard Bull
Steve Comiskey ........ Stephen Tobolowsky
Paul ................. Pendelton Brown
Laura learns from Greg the power that the Empire Valley complex will have:
the ability to intercept, read, and/or change satellite transmissions
between world leaders or international conglomerates. She suggests deleting
Abby to start.....instead, he uses information to temporarily foul up
Gary's credit rating. It causes havoc, and after a chat with Jason she
decides that she should tell Gary what happened. Karen just assumes that
Eric wants to inherit KLM; well, he doesn't. After visiting Sid's grave and
"talking it over", Karen decides to sell. Val, still angry at Joshua's
manipulative attitude, refuses to help plan the wedding. As Laura arrives
to tell Gary what Greg is doing via his "electronic Disneyland", Paul
Galveston's will is read. Before she can say a word, Gary discovers he has
inherited all of Empire Valley!

6.25 (125) Knots Landing: "FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE"
4Apr85 CBS Thur
Written by : Roberto Loiederman
Directed by : Robert Becker
Guest Cast:
Teresa ................ Sarah Simmons
Statesman ............ Donald Craig
Woman ................. Ann Fairlie
Ben is rushing to get the Wesphall scandal on the air, but Joshua decides
to steal Ben's thunder by talking about it on his TV show. Greg is livid;
he can't understand why Paul would give that whole complex to Gary. Cathy
is having serious doubts about marrying Joshua, especially given his "power
trip" of late. Karen's search for Dr. Ackerman, the doctor who delivered
Val's twins, finally pays off: he's at a bridge tournament in Las Vegas. As
guests gather for the wedding, Eric reveals the mysterious girlfriend,
Whitney. He seems almost disappointed that no one makes an issue of his
dating a black girl; he had expected some controversy; so much for being a
"star-crossed lover"! Greg wants Gary to sell out to him, but Gary refuses.
Gary has no idea what lies underneath Empire Valley, but Coblentz, a mole
in the organization, fills Gary in. Everyone's jaws drop when Cathy walks
down the aisle in an amazingly skimpy dress; Karen's jaw drops when Dr.
Ackerman picks up a phone right next to hers in the hotel lobby.

6.26 (126) Knots Landing: "FOUR, NO TRUMP"
11Apr85 CBS Thur
Written by : Melanie Mintz
Directed by : John Patterson
Guest Cast:
Sumner servant #1 ....... Oceana Marr
Mystery man .......... Donald Craig
Karen confronts Ackerman about Val's birth and knows automatically that he
is lying. Ackerman calls Abby and threatens her, telling her to get Karen
away from him. Abby is getting pressured from all sides; when Olivia and
Brian's carpool gets into a minor accident, Abby is forced to consider how
she would feel if her kids were taken from her. It's an odd match when
Ruth, Laura, and Lilimae have lunch together. Ruth is baiting Laura
constantly, and when Laura decides she can't take it any more, she leaves.
Ruth begins grilling the gossip-happy Lilimae about Laura. Abby enlists
Greg's help with finding the babies and trying to find a way to wipe away
the trail that leads to her part in the kidnapping. Greg got the
all-important Easton papers from Mack after Mack found nothing useful in
them for his investigation, and has no intention of giving them to Abby!
Ruth, who thinks Abby is more suitable for her son than Laura, puts plans
into action to get Laura out of the picture. Greg, meanwhile, is seen
watching Sheila Fisher push the twins down the street in a stroller.

6.27 (127) Knots Landing: "A PRICE TO PAY"
2May85 CBS Thur
Written by : Loren Reichman
Directed by : David Jacobs
Guest Cast:
Frenchman ............... Alex Rodine
Interpretor .......... Donald Craig
Sumner servant .......... Ben Hartigan
Greg announces his terms to Abby: "Get Gary off the Empire Valley project
or I will give him the pages!" Cathy and Joshua return from their honeymoon
and Cathy is aghast: "We're living HERE?" she asks, referring to Val's
house. To get his way, Joshua stops having sex with Cathy. A representative
of the governor's office, Jill Bennett, comes to Mack to say that the
governor wants to nominate Mack to fill the seat vacated by Greg. "Why
YOU?" Karen asks. Battle lines are firmly drawn between Ruth and Laura over
Greg; Ben proposes marriage to Val. Ben tells Mack about how Val still
believes the babies are alive...leading Mack to tell Ben that Karen and he believe they are, too.

6.28 (128) Knots Landing: "ONE DAY IN A ROW"
9May85 CBS Thur
Written by : Joyce Keener
Directed by : Robert Becker
Guest Cast:
Greene .................. Doug Rowe
Researcher ........... Molly Hagan
Telephone repairman ..... S.A. Griffin
Charles Cavanaugh .... Robert Gormley
Surveyor ................ Tim Donoghue
Until now, Gary had believed the "secret life of Empire Valley" with the
spies and stuff was funny. He changes his mind when people start following
him and keeping tabs on him via bugged phones. The investigation into the
babies grows as more people join the search. Ruth tries to make a deal with
Abby over the pages Abby needs. After Laura tells Ruth off in a restaurant
full of people, Ruth offers the pages to Abby in exchange for Abby breaking
up Laura and Greg. Since Abby knows that Karen and Co. are getting close,
she agrees. Karen and Ben pose as a couple willing to illegally adopt a
baby in order to meet with the man they believe handled the adoption of the
twins. They don't realize that the man is on to them. Val comes running
downstairs claiming that she heard the babies crying.

6.29 (129) Knots Landing: "VUNERABLE"
16May85 CBS Thur
Written by : Parke Perine
Directed by : Nick Havinga
Guest Cast:
Officer Zellitch ........ John Hostetter
Operative ............ Don Stewart
Joshua's new obsession is conceiving a baby with Cathy, and is unwilling to
have sex with her unless it is to conceive. Karen revisits Nurse Wilson and
pleads with her to testify; instead, the nurse flees. Coblentz tells Gary
that HE was behind the bugs and such, and Gary announces that he doesn't
want to be a part of all this any more. Too Bad! Thank goodness Val does
not recognize Nurse Wilson when she arrives on Karen's doorstep; she tells
all to Karen after Val has left. Dr. Ackerman paid her to keep silent about
her role in stealing Val's twins and putting hem up for adoption illegally,
but her conscience can't allow her to carry on. After Joshua tries once
again to undermine Val's self-confidence, Ben knocks Joshua on his rump!
Dr. Ackerman has gone to a bridge tournament in San Diego...and so have
Mack, Karen, and Nurse Wilson. Laura sees Abby in a robe at Greg's and
assumes the worst; Abby gets her pages from Ruth. When Mack, Karen and the
nurse confront Ackerman at the tournament, he pulls out a pistol and blows his own brains out.

6.30 (130) Knots Landing: THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
23May85 CBS Thur
Written by : Joel J. Feigenbaum
Directed by : Alexander Singer
Guest Cast:
Judge Spalding .......... Aarika Wells
Detective Childers ..... Michael Laskin
Judge Phelps ............ George D. Wallace
Researcher ............. Molly Hagan
Maria ................... Jenny Gago
Sgt. Bernhard .......... Ben Rawnsley
Deputy ................. Chuck Lindsly
Mack breaks into Ackerman's office to get the necessary info on the babies. Val's file is taped to the back of a drawer.
Ruth's scam is soon figured out, and Greg sends her packing. Next, he proposes marriage to Laura. Karen brings Gary into
the baby search, but stops short of telling him that the babies are his, too. Harry Fisher, the adoptive father of the
twins, hears about Ackerman's suicide and decides he, Sheila, and the babies should make a run for it. Abby formulates
a plan and retrieves Val, telling her they are going to get her babies. Val seems very calm! Actually, nearly all of
Knots Landing is converging on the Fishers' house (Karen, Mack, Ben, Gary, Abby, Val). Sheila can't figure out why all
these people are on her doorstep with this story; Harry, who had taken one twin with him to the store, comes home to see
everyone and drives away with the baby as Val watches in horror.

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