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Season 1 Episode 22

Episode 22

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Aired Unknown Feb 28, 1978 on ABC
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Carol talks Jodie into going away with her for the weekend, despite his insistence that they can only be friends. Mary commits Burt to the mental hospital. Danny tells Mary he must marry Elaine. Billy runs away from home. Burt checks into the mental hospital. Billy runs away. Danny explains to Mary why he has to marry Elaine. Benson, Chester and Jessica testify at the trial. The prosecutor boasts that his surprise witness will make the jury want to lynch Jessica.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Milt Oberman

    Milt Oberman

    Harold Bronfman

    Guest Star

    Dick McGarvin

    Dick McGarvin

    Doctor Resnick

    Guest Star

    Fred Iwasaki

    Fred Iwasaki

    The Chef

    Guest Star

    Rebecca Balding

    Rebecca Balding

    Carol David

    Recurring Role

    Gordon Jump

    Gordon Jump

    Chief of Police Tinkler

    Recurring Role

    Charles Lane

    Charles Lane

    Judge Anthony Petrillo

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Howard Hesseman plays a prominent role in this episode as prosecutor Mr. Franklin, but he is not credited at the end of the episode.

      • During his cross-examination, Mr. Franklin addresses Benson as "Mr. Benson," even though Benson's last name is Dubois (a fact that would be revealed years later on Benson).

        Explanation of the goof: This was not an error on the behalf of Soap. During Soap's run, the character of Benson was referred to simply by his last name, as is a common practice with butlers, while. (This was also the case for the Tates' next butler, Saunders.) However, when Benson spun-off into his own show, the writers decided, on that show, to make Benson his first name and sometime later on during the series run (but not initially) he was given a last name (Dubois). However, on Soap, Benson was always his last name while his first name was never given. In fact, on another episode of Soap when Dutch was on the run with Eunice and the Tates found them, they lied to the police that they were the Benson family, with Benson as the father and every other person identifying themselves with Benson as their last name (e.g.- Billy said he was "Billy Benson").

    • QUOTES (8)

      • (Returning from the search for Billy)
        Major: Did you know that this town has a black sheriff?

      • (Benson is on the stand)
        Mr. Franklin: Amazing recall, Mr. Benson. Absolutely amazing retention of detail.
        Benson: Thank you.
        Mr. Franklin: Tell me. Is this come sort of voodoo way of knowing that you people have or what?
        Mr. Mallu: I object.
        Benson: I do too.

      • (Danny tells Mary he has to marry Elaine)
        Danny: I have to marry her.
        Mary: She's pregnant. Danny you don't have to marry these days for that. These are modern times. Pregnancy is no longer a reason to marry in panic.
        Danny: She's not pregnant.
        Mary: Thank God.

      • Jessica: I am a curse. I am like one enormous jinx. If Edgar Allan Poe were alive he'd fall in love with me.

      • (At the mental hospital)
        Burt: This is not an easy goodbye.
        Mary: It's not goodbye. I'll be back tomorrow.
        Burt: Yeah but will I.

      • Carol: This is wonderful. I finally meet a guy I really like and he hates me.
        Jodie: I don't hate you. I like you. I just don't want to sleep with you.

      • Jodie: Listen Carol, I like you but I'm gay. So if you have expectations other than being friends-
        Carol: I want to go to bed with you.

      • Mary: (about Elaine) Danny, she's awful. She's selfish and sarcastic, pushy, tactless, cruel, and obnoxious.
        Danny: And her father will kill me if I don't marry her.
        Mary: People can change.

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