So, I've finally settled for a nice daily schedule of watching Peyton Place and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. I've now reached the 24th episode with the thrilling ending of Leslie Harrington's will about to be read. Just some thoughts... - Betty is a wonderful multi-layered character - she's not about to accept money as it's not what she wants; she wants the respectability of what being Mrs Harrington brings. I like that her relationship with Rodney isn't just hateful and the moment when she offered to leave for the will reading was nice. - If Betty is complex and is probably closer to what a real human being actually is, then Allison is probably who our parents wishes we were. Holy annoying saccharine. - ... speaking of which, her real father is totally that convicted murderer that Connie's fretting about possibly getting out of prison. - Poor Dr Rossi - surely Dr Morton set him up and falsified that autopsy of Leslie? Also, they keep playing up Norman as, ho-hum, a bit "special" compared to Rod and I'm not sure if that's intentional by the show and it's just them trying to hammer in that he's younger than Rodney (and more naive). It just comes across as he's.... a bit "touched" as they would say back in the day.