Season 1 Episode 24

Episode 24

Aired Unknown Mar 21, 1978 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode 24
Jodie finds himself in bed with Carol. Mary forgives Burt. Corinne returns to the Tates. Ingrid vows to destroy the Tates. Sheriff Tinkler arrives to arrest Chester for stock fraud. The jury begins deliberating Jessica's fate. Jodie tells Carol that he won't have sex with her again. Corinne realizes that Jessica is her true mother. Ingrid comes to reconcile with Corinne, but Corinne refuses to go with her.moreless

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  • Wasn't this supposed to be a satire?

    Towards the end of the season several story lines are brought to a close, but unfortunately the writer(s) forgot that the show is supposed to be a satire of a soap opera. Long scenes involving Jodie's dilemma and Burt's confession resemble straightforward soap scenes with the occasional laugh. What's worse, they're not very convincing as real emotional moments.

    You wind up waiting for the hilarious court scenes in which Katherine Helmond shines as the ditzy Jessica. They're laugh-out-loud funny and show Miss Helmond to be the break-out star of the show. Remarkably, her own serious scene, in which she reconciles with Corinne, is the only one that actually succeeds in moving the viewer. Hats off to Miss Helmond, and she alone is responsible for my score of 8.5.moreless
Inga Swenson

Inga Swenson

Ingrid Svenson

Recurring Role

Rebecca Balding

Rebecca Balding

Carol David

Recurring Role

Howard Hesseman

Howard Hesseman

Mr Franklin

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Chester: Oh Benson, I need strong coffee. I was so worried about the trial I didn't sleep a wink last night.
      Benson: Me neither.
      Chester: You were up worrying too?
      Benson: Yup.
      Chester: Oh I wish I'd known.
      Benson: Yeah.
      Chester: Sure. I would've had someone to talk to.
      Benson: I wish I'd have known too. Cause that would've put me to sleep.

    • Jodie: For 25 years I'm gay. Suddenly a girl comes on a little bit and I'm in bed with her.
      Carol: You're a floozy.

    • (Mary still wrestling with the news that Burt killed her first husband)
      Mary: I have no frame of reference for this. I've read Dear Abby all my life but never ever have I once come across anything similar.
      Burt: I wouldn't be surprised.
      Mary: And it's not like I can call a friend either. You know and say what did you do when your husband...?
      Burt: No I guess, you're right.

    • Jodie: I don't know what's with you, Carol? I mean we agree we're coming up here as friends. Then you tell me you've rented a two bedroom cottage. We get here and one room, one bed and knowing I'm gay you're absolutely amazed when I don't turn out to be Burt Reynolds.
      Carol: I thought you'd be different here. Away from everything, in the country, all this clean air.
      Jodie: Clean air? Carol, I'm a homosexual not an asthmatic.

    • Ingrid: You think I'm finished?
      Jessica: No, Swedish.

    • Jodie: (to Carol) You get us one room with a queen-size bed, and I sincerely hope no pun was intended.

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