THIS is the episode where I'd finally had enough of the character assassinations and overt dramatic licenses and stopped watching the show. Aside of the obvious (Mary never married, never had a baby, never worked for a blind school, never was a whiny, tragic figure, there was never an Albert, etc.), anyone who knows anything about pipes knows that pipes tend to go out easily; that's why you always see pipe smokers relight them. I had been losing patience with this series (and I'm talking about when it first aired, when I was actually in the show's prime demographic) and this episode was the final straw for me. I've never watched it again, or since.