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Episode 69 (Part 2)

Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 3/27/80
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  • Episode Description
  • Danny proposes to Polly at a restaurant. Jessica sends home a tape recording to say goodbye to her family. Billy convinces Leslie not to kill herself, which causes her to hold him at gunpoint. The owner of an illegal massage parlor has his henchmen knock Burt and Danny unconscious after they refuse his demands. Chester, Mallu, Dr. Posner, and Dr. Hill argue over who will hold Jessica's hand when she dies. Mary goes into labor while visiting Jessica. Jessica flat lines during a visit by Benson.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Donnelly Rhodes

    Dutch Lightner

  • Ted Wass

    Danny Dallas

  • Richard Mulligan

    Burt Campbell

  • Robert Mandan

    Chester Tate

  • Katherine Helmond

    Jessica Tate

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Jessica is dying!

    By sgtpepper1985, Aug 25, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Burt: (after waking Mary up by laughing in his sleep) Sorry Mare, I had a nightmare.
      Mary: This was a nightmare?
      Burt: A happy person has happy nightmares.
      Mary: I guess you had to be there.

    • Mary: I don't know how I will get through life without my older sister? Jessica: Older sister? Mary: I don't think that I can do it. Jessica: Mary, you are the older sister. Mary: I am not. Jessica: I am one year younger than you. Mary: Jessica, you are one year older! Jessica: Younger!

    • Danny: Problem is our middle initial.

    • (Tibbs is a very short man) Tibbs: okay Campbell, I'll be short. If you hit those clubs I'll hit you.

    • Danny:Liquor store hold ups Burt! I can put an end to all liquor store hold ups. Burt: Sure, pass out free Herroine.

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    Notes (5)

    • This would be Benson's last apperance in the series.

    • Soap was honored with four major Emmy nominations for its very strong third season: Best Comedy Series, Best Actor (Richard Mulligan), and Best Actress (Cathryn Damon and Katherine Helmond). Richard Mulligan and Cathryn Damon took home trophies for their work as onscreen spouses Burt and Mary, who suffered calamities of cosmic proportions in 1979-80. However, Richard Mulligan and Cathryn Damon were not present to accept their awards, which were handed out in a telecast scheduled during a lengthy and rancorous Screen Actors Guild strike. Cathryn Damon passed away in 1987. In 1989, when Richard Mulligan made another trip to the stage after winning a Best Actor Emmy for "Empty Nest," he made a point of acknowledging Cathryn Damon--"Toots," as he called her--and thanked her for her support and collaboration on "Soap" nearly ten years after it had come to an end.

    • Soap was ranked 25th in the 1979-80 television ratings.

    • This episode marks the third-season finale.

    • This episode was an hour-long episode (now shown in two parts in syndication).

    Trivia (1)

    • When Chester tape recorded Jessica, she did not say hello to Dutch.

    Allusions (1)

    • Lyrics to the song Jessica sang to her family: When I come home to you, Sanfrancisco. Your golden sun will shine for me...

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