If this episode aired on a Thursday then the date should be listed as May 17, 1990.
If this episode aired on a Thursday night then the date should be listed as May 10, 1990.
If this episode aired on a Thursday night then the date should be May 3, 1990.
If the show was nowing airing on Thursdays nights then the listed airdate for this episode should be April 26, 1990.
Angela tells Samantha that Richard murdered his stepfather. If she meant Henri Denault she should have said adoptive father or foster father. Richard was involved in his death but it was an accident. Any stepfather's he had would have been Angela's husbands but Erikson died in the plane crash and Stavros was alive and well. Richard wasn't directly to blame for either.
Melissa was Not Frank's Only Living Relative. He had an ex-wife Jane and their son Nick and Grandson Ben Agretti. Brother Phil sister-law-Teressa Agretti(who were never seen Onscreen), their son Franks Nephew Chris Agretti and their daughter Franks Neice Robin Agretti and his Great-Neice who was Robin and Cole Gioberti's Daughter Hope.
Angela learns that Richard is her son.
In this episode Maggie's sister Terry is buried and a funeral is held. Where is Paul Hartford? He was Maggie's adoptive father but he was Terry's natural father.
Morgan Fairchild and Daniel Greene make their final appearances as Jordan and Dwayne in this episode.
"The Phoenix" takes place six weeks after the events of the Season Four finale/cliffhanger episode "The Avenging Angel".
Andrew Duggan is billed as Special Guest Star.
Bradford Dillman is billed as Special Guest Star.
This is Stepen Elliot`s final appearance as Douglas Channing making way for Richard the following season.
Recurring character debut. Bob Curtis appears for the first time as Father Bob.