Knots Landing - Season 1

CBS (ended 1993)




Episode Guide

  • Bottom of the Bottle (2)
    Gary and Richard get drunk. A drunken Gary takes an unconscious Richard home. Gary passes out and Laura offers Gary some coffee. Gary wants a drink and is very aggressive towards Laura. Laura calls Val as Gary tries to break into Laura's liquor cabinet. After Gary slaps Val in the face, she commits him to a detox ward. Kenny has an affair with Sylvie and his marriage with Ginger is strained. They make up at the zoo as Kenny turns up in a gorilla suit. Gary escapes detox and goes to the bar for a drink. He is reminded of the doctor's trick when she made Gary choose between having a drink or Val. Gary decides to go to AA.moreless
  • Bottom of the Bottle (1)
    Alcoholic Gary goes off the wagon after he celebrates his promotion at Knots Landing Motors by drinking champagne.
  • Courageous Convictions
    When Richard lands in grave financial trouble, Laura wants to get a job to assist with the debt, but Richard won't hear of it. Richard throws a barbecue to try to borrow money from his neighbors to pay off the $20,000 he owes. When Sid finds he is missing a one hundred-dollar bill, Karen thinks it is merely coincidental. When Laura's father, who's visiting from out of town, lends them the money, Richard is relieved. After Karen worries that Diana is spending too much time with her boyfriend, the boyfriend turns out to be the thief of the hundred-dollar bill.moreless
  • Small Surprises
    Small Surprises
    Episode 10
    When Karen learns that she's pregnant, she isn't sure she wants the baby, while Sid can't understand her mixed feelings regarding the pregnancy. When medical complications develop, Karen decides she wants to have the baby, but she miscarries. Eric takes a liking to Ginger's 14-year-old sister who is visiting from Knots Landing. However, when he takes her out on a date, he finds her too sophisticated for him. Ginger tells Kenny she is ready for them to start a family.moreless
  • The Constant Companion
    Ginger is terrorized by a mysterious person, whose odd gifts bring up a long-buried secret from Ginger's past.
  • Civil Wives
    Civil Wives
    Episode 8
    Sid's ex-wife comes to town and attempts to disrupt his marriage to Karen.
  • Land of the Free
    Land of the Free
    Episode 7
    A motorcycle gang causes trouble for the cul-de-sac. Diana gets kidnapped by the group.
  • Home Is for Healing
    Lucy Ewing comes to visit Knots Landing to see her parents, Valene and Gary. However, their reunion is marred by Lucy's resentment against Gary for his past neglect.
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
    Lillimae Clements, Val's mother, turns up in Knots Landing to visit her daughter. Valene confronts her over being abandoned as a child as Lillimae cared more about pursuing her music career than Val. As ghosts from the past come back to haunt the mother and daughter, they begin to put the past to rest.moreless
  • The Lie
    The Lie
    Episode 4
    Laura is feeling unappreciated, so she goes to a cocktail lounge in the middle of the afternoon and meets an artist. The artist buys her a drink, then invites her to his studio to do a portrait of her as a ruse to rape her. She hides the truth from Richard by saying a serial rapist that is on the loose in Knots Landing just had raped her at home before Richard got home. Val knows that this is not the case, and as she goes down to the police station to identify her attacker; the police end up arresting the wrong man.moreless
  • Let Me Count the Ways
    Richard is opposed to Diana's favorite teacher, David Crane, for his unorthodox teaching methods. He decides to run against him for a seat on the school board. Meanwhile Karen, who is going through mid-life uncertainty, decides to go to the school to find out more about this teacher, but ends up falling for him and even contemplates having an affair with him.moreless
  • Community Spirit
    Community Spirit
    Episode 2
    J.R. Ewing is in town planning an offshore drilling project on the beach, which everyone is opposed to, except for Richard who asks Laura to get together with Chip Todson, J.R.'s PR man. He asks her to do this so he can get the account. J.R. has an afternoon rendezvous with Karen (big mistake!). Gary goes to J.R.'s office to steal an important file he can use against his brother. Along with the rest of the community, Gary protests by picketing on the beach.moreless
  • Pilot
    Episode 1
    Gary and Val move to Knots Landing, in a new home that Gary's mother, Miss Ellie, bought for them. Once there, they get acquainted with their new neighbors, the Fairgates, the Averys and the Wards. Sid Fairgate's 18-year-old rebellious daughter, Annie, from a previous marriage, is visiting the Fairgates and is causing havoc among the family. Val attempts to fix Annie's relationship with her father.moreless