Two weeks before this episode aired, on August 30, 1979, ABC aired a special 90-minute episode of "Soap" recapping the previous season. In this special, Jessica (Katherine Helmond) and Benson (Robert Guillaume) review the events of the past year in the lives of the Tates and Campbells. Benson also bids farewell to Jessica as he is leaving her employment to work at the governor's mansion (and to spin-off to his own show, Benson). It is mentioned that the governor is Jessica's cousin. This special was not included in the syndicated rerun package of the series.