Knots Landing

Season 4 Episode 1

A Brand New Day

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Sep 30, 1982 on CBS
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A Brand New Day
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Karen hears that the case against Frank and Roy has been dropped due to a technicality. Furious, she barges into the Federal Prosecutor's office, who happens to be Marion Patrick McKenzie. 'Mac' gives Karen info on the case, and kisses her. Karen fires Gary, and hires Wayne, unaware that he has a scrapbook about Sid's death. Val has been living at a motel, but decides to stay with Rusty and Cricket on their ranch. Gary, now living with Abby, goes there to try to win Val back. Rusty beats him up. Abby's furious that Gary went to see Val. Val returns home and kicks Gary out. Gary goes back to Abby. Abby has been sending JR every other chapter of Val's book.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Don Stroud

    Don Stroud

    Rusty Daniels

    Guest Star

    Viveka Davis

    Viveka Davis

    Cricket

    Guest Star

    Bill Capizi

    Bill Capizi

    Hotel Owner

    Guest Star

    Claudia Lonow

    Claudia Lonow

    Diana Fairgate

    Recurring Role

    Steven Hirsch

    Steven Hirsch

    Roy Lance

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • (Karen barging into the Federal Prosecutor's Office)
        Mack: Mrs. Fairgate.
        Karen: What the hell happened?
        Lorenzo: Hold it right there.
        Mack: Take it easy, Lorenzo.
        Karen: Tell him to put that thing away.
        Mack: Put that thing away.
        Lorenzo: What's in that case?
        Karen: The neutron bomb.
        Mack: Lorenzo, thank you very much. I'll talk to her.
        Lorenzo: You know, she shouldn't be barging in here like that.
        Mack: You know, you're absolutely right, I don't know how she got up here in the first place, but you're doing a hell of a job.

    • NOTES (6)

      • Constance McCashin ("Laura"), James Houghton ("Kenny") and Kim Lankford ("Ginger") do not appear in this episode.

      • Kevin Dobson joins the cast in this episode as "Marion Patrick 'Mack' McKenzie".

      • How Kevin Dobson created the name of: M. Patrick "Mack" MacKenzie, were after his kids, in real-life. He has a son named: Patrick, and has a daughter named: Mariah, and that was how he thought of 2 different names he would use when he came on the show.

      • Gary mentioned to Abby that his youngest brother, Bobby from Dallas, just called and Bobby wants to read Jock's Will. In that same episode, Gary told Abby that his own father had never trusted Gary, but his father liked Val, to whom he used to call her an anchor.

      • John Pleshette (Richard) wrote this episode.

      • Kevin Dobson debuts on the cast as Federal Prosecutor Marion Patrick MacKenzie, who is also known as Mack. From this episode on, he helps out the other cast members in each of their problems and Karen sees an inspiration in him as the show goes on. Also, Roy Lance from the 2nd season returns for a brief stint in this season. A mysterious man named Wayne Harkness makes his first appearance and he is important to the storyline because he knows something about Sid's death.

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