Knots Landing

The Gun Also Rises

Season 13, Ep 1, Aired 9/12/91
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  • Episode Description
  • Kate blames Claudia for setting Steve up. Ann runs into Benny Appleman, who owes her money. He lets her stay with him, and they try to think up some scams. Linda secretly meets with Brian Johnston. Gary meets Joseph Barringer, a professor who is experimenting with how to capture ocean waves to make energy. Gary is excited by the idea, and wants to back him. While in Toronto for business, Paige meets Pierce Lawton, and is smitten. She waits by the phone for him to call, but he shows up at her apartment. Jason, in the hospital, tells Karen the other teens were the gang members who stabbed their friend. Karen tells one of the boy's mothers off, and then he dies. People make Karen into a hero for standing up to gang violence.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Devane

    Greg Sumner

  • Thomas Wilson Brown

    Jason Lochner

  • Stuart Pankin

    Benny Appleman

  • Kevin Dobson

    Mack Mackenzie

  • Lar Park Lincoln

    Linda Fairgate

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  • Notes (5)

    • Larry Riley (Frank) does not appear in this episode.

    • Bruce Greenwood ("Pierce"), Mark Soper ("Joseph") and Stuart Pankin ("Benny") join the cast and make their first appearances on the series in this episode.

    • Producers Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick left Knots Landing to create the ABC series, Homefront, which premiered during this season.

    • In the previous episode, Joseph Gian ("Tom") re-appeared and was supposed to continue his role this season. However, Gian and the show's producers could not agree on terms of his contract. Gian only wanted to return for a limited number of episodes while the show wanted to sign him to a long-term contract. Other castmembers left the series this season due to contract problems including Lar Park Lincoln ("Linda") and Kent Masters-King ("Julie").

    • Kathleen Noone (Claudia) & Stacy Galina (Kate) are added to the opening credits.

    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title is an allusion to The Sun Also Rises, a novel by Ernest Hemingway.

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