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Season 1 Episode 15

Episode 15

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Aired Unknown Jan 03, 1978 on ABC
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Episode 15
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Corrine goes to jail for killing Peter. Billy is the last to know about Corinne's arrest. Burt launches his own investigation. Danny decides to surprise the Godfather but must get past his sex-starved daughter, Elaine, first. Ingrid Svenson arrives in Dunn's River, claiming to be Corrine's real mother. Mary gives Jodie advice about rebuilding his life.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Susan Harris

    Susan Harris

    Babette

    Guest Star

    Bernard Fox

    Bernard Fox

    Randolph

    Guest Star

    Inga Swenson

    Inga Swenson

    Ingrid Svenson

    Recurring Role

    Dinah Manoff

    Dinah Manoff

    Elaine Lefkowitz

    Recurring Role

    Gordon Jump

    Gordon Jump

    Chief of Police Tinkler

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Susan Harris, creator of the series and writer of this episode, has a brief appearance in this episode as the prostitute (Babette) who is being booked as the Tates arrive at the police station. This is the first of two appearances.

      • Jessica and Mary's long-lost brother, Randolph, is seen for the first and only time in this episode. However, Randolph speaks with an English accent, which is odd considering that both Jessica and Mary are American.

      • Although not the most competent policeman, bumbling Chief Tinkler arrests Corinne solely on the "evidence" that her fingerprints were found in Peter's apartment (despite the fact that she lived there). What about Corinne's threat to kill Peter? Wouldn't that have been more of a reason to arrest her?

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Jessica: You mean you have to give them $150,000 to get Corinne back?
        Chester: That's right.
        Jessica: Are they crazy? You have to buy back your own daughter.

      • Danny: I'm not gonna hurt you, I swear.
        Elaine: Of course not. I've got the gun.

      • Police Chief Tinkler: (while questioning Corrine) A lot of people knew you two weren't getting along.
        Jessica: Well of course, they weren't getting along, they were living together. I mean who ever heard of people living together and getting along. It's people who don't live together who get along. That's why one hears about so few divorces among them.

      • Billy: In school, the teacher says I have trouble with comprehension. Of course I have trouble with comprehension! I live in a silent movie!

      • Ingrid: I live in the jungle with a man in a coma. I have boa constrictors in my house. My backyard is a swamp. Our neighbors are headhunters. It's very nice. Maybe House Beautiful would like to do a cover.

      • (Danny tells Jodie his plan to break into the Godfather's house)
        Jodie: It's like a chicken walking in the front door of Colonel Sanders'.

    • NOTES (4)

      • Arthur Peterson (The Major) does not appear in this episode.

      • This episode introduces Elaine, Mr. Lefkowitz' sex-starved and ill-fated daughter who is willing to help Danny for a price. Dinah Manoff (Elaine) is the daughter of Oscar-winning actress Lee Grant, who starred in Susan Harris' very first, short-lived, acclaimed sitcom, Fay (1975). Of course, Manoff, who would enjoy success on Broadway as well, would continue her relationship with the Witt/Thomas/Harris team when she joined the cast of "Empty Nest," playing daughter to Richard Mulligan, who played her father-in-law, Burt, on "Soap."

      • Inga Swenson (Ingrid) would terrorize the Tates and Campbells for a year or so before vanishing and presumably dropping her vendetta against them. Of course, in real life, the actress moved on to Soap spin-off Benson, along with Robert Guillaume (Benson) and Caroline McWilliams (Sally/Marcy), where her character terrorized the governor's mansion for seven years. Swenson would also make a guest appearance on yet another Witt/Thomas/Harris series, Golden Girls, in 1989.

      • Randolph, Jessica and Mary's eccentric brother and Corrine's father, makes his one and only appearance in this episode.

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