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Daily Knots Landing RECAP 9/20/05: Episode 280. Dead But Not Buried
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280. Dead But Not Buried
gs: Herb Edelman (Sergeant Levine) Pam Grier (Lieutenant Guthrie) Jennifer Rhodes (Woman) Cindy Rigel (Agent) Gerald Castillo (Dr. Herrara) Michelle Davison (Secretary) James Reeder (Officer) Wallace J. Duffy (Security Guard) Jennifer Rhodes (Attorney) Cindy Riegel (Real Estate Agent)
Karen is overjoyed to find that Jeff is alive, until he locks her in the station and tries to kill her. He says Wayne was killed in his apartment, and he sent her all the letters. Dianne is there and calls the police. Jeff lies to the police, but Dianne taped the whole thing. Gary calls a frantic Val, and says the airbag saved him, but he kept passing out from the booze. He later talks to Karen, and Karen gives her famous "Pollyanna" speech. Paige makes up with Tom and moves in with him. Anne receives compromising photos of herself and a note demanding a million dollars. Danny is found dead and police say his fingers were broken, so they'll have to investigate. The coroner tells Val she's responsible for Danny's body and she's being charged rent until she has his body moved.
b: 18-Oct-1990 pc: 446204 w: Dianne Messina d: Nicholas Sgarro
NOTE: Holy God! Jeff is alive and Well, and still wants to kill Karen. This episode was also known for Karen's famous "Pollyanna" speech
How scripted that whole Pollyanna speech sounded, and the scene building up to it was just insufferable. I was ready to burst out laughing, that's how corny it was. Still, this season is off to a good start and so far all the storylines are interesting. Michelle Phillips is really stealing the show right now. I think bringing on Nick was the death of her character.
I liked the "Polyanna" speech, I thought it was good, just someone needed to explain to Karen that she has a home, husband, children, security, and never has to be worry about paying her bills. If everyone was like that, she might not have to worry about all the things she says she doesn't want to.
I agree, I love Anne, I loved her line about "in the past, you've never embarrass a lady like this" to Greg- that was a cool line. I loved how Greg dismissed Claudia and basically told her to get lost- if only she had left! She really annoys me.
The whole Jeff scene was so awful, they should be ashamed of it. It was nothing short of embarrassing. And Michele Lee, she didnt' seem to know how to play it because the lines were so awful, so she stands there laughing like some high school cheerleader before she realizes he is nuts. She also seems to show no real emotion about discovering he is alive. It would appear she could not have cared less. I hate to say it but Chris Lemmon is just not convincing as a psycho- his performance is something like i would see at some high school play- he mugs to the camera, it seems like he is just reciting lines he has no idea how to say, and it never once comes across as believeable- granted, it would take a 4 time Oscar winner to make some sort of sense out of the script he's been given, but he surely doesn't improve it any. But since Michele Lee herself has no clue how to make it work, he should not be blamed too much.
Oh, Anne- you will ruined when Nick arrives in my opinion, which will be soon. But as I said, I do enjoy her so much until then.
I just noticed something- Jeff has the same big glasses as Frank wears- the over-sized thick lenses that are too big for his face. They must shop at the same eyeglass shop.
That was the style at the time and I must confess, I love that style of glasses. If they were still "cool" I'd definitely wear them.
I didn't like the Polyanna speech either. At all!! And I was disappointed to hear Michele Lee say that that was one of her favorites or that that was a scene she got a lot of kudos for. It seemed forced, including the lines Gary had to say to lead her there!
Karen's Pollyanna speech is the beginning of the end for her. She just becomes a bigger boorish bore. It's sad to see ERA woman's lib Karen become a conservative reactionary housewife. The psycho stalker storyline was pointless, and not nearly as good as the pointless psycho Danny storyline.
If they were going to have a psycho stroyline for both Karen and Val at the very same time, couldn't the lame writers have made them both victim of the same psycho??? Couldn't Danny have worked at the TV station and stalked Karen while married to Val? That would have been much better. Hell, they could have even blown up Val's house for that matter!! What fun it could have been instead of SO completely and utterly stupid...
I had the same glasses. They were too big and ugly. I think a smaller version is making a comeback though.
You know, I sort of thought the same thing of the poor writing of the psycho plots. It seemed to me that the writers wanted Jeff to be presumed dead so they could get rid of one psycho (Danny) and then concentrate on the other (Jeff) but they did not want to do it at the same time because it was too many psychos.