Knots Landing

Season 1 Episode 4

The Lie

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 17, 1980 on CBS
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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

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  • For the first time in the season we get to know Laura's characther

    8.5
    This episode is a very important one if you wish to understand Laura's psyche. this episose also introduces to us Laura's theme music, one that will acompany her until her last episode.



    We learn about her childhood: how she lost her mother at a young age, the complex relationship with her father, resulting in a troubleing conceptions on realtionships with other men and especially her husband richard.



    Also in this episode, the strong relationship between Laura and val is being established, and val becomes Laura's confidant.



    It was heartbreaking to see the rpae scene, and how laura deals with it.



    although her acting in this episode felt exagurated (the first season was too melodramatic in my taste, fortunatly the acting became more realistic in later seasons), the final scene, when laura leaevs the table afetr richard upsets her in front of everybody, and goes to the bar, only to repeat her bad patern, and continue filrting with strange men.



    The freeze frame on her face, with her cigarrete lit by the stranger, it was one og the finest moments of the first season.moreless
Christopher Allport

Christopher Allport

Martin

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Tom Regan

Tom Regan

Bartender

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Elizabeth Farley

Elizabeth Farley

Mrs. Hines

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Danny Gellis

Danny Gellis

Jason Avery

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Claudia Lonow

Claudia Lonow

Diana Fairgate

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