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Episode 1

September 13, 1977

This begins the story of two sisters, Jessica Tate and Mary Campbell. As the Tates and their butler, Benson, prepare for a dinner party with the Campbells, Jessica walks in on her husband, Chester, while he makes plans for a romantic rendezvous with another woman. Jessica's son, Billy has a pimple on the night of his first date, and his uptight sister, Eunice, while ignoring the insane antics of their veteran grandfather, The Major. Jessica goes for a tennis lesson with Peter, the Tennis Pro, and winds up in bed with him. She leaves Peter just as his next ""appointment""--with Jessica's other daughter, Corinne--arrives.

Meanwhile, at the Campbells', Mary breaks up a food fight between her mobster son, Danny, and her second husband, Burt. Tensions flare again when Mary's other son, Jodie, a homosexual, joins them at breakfast. Alone at last, Mary confronts Burt about his recent impotence, which, we learn, stems from guilt he feels after having killed Mary's first husband (officially

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Episode 2

September 20, 1977

Jodie tells Mary that he's planning to do a sex change. Burt finds his long-lost son.

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Directed by: Jay Sandrich

Written by: Susan Harris

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Episode 3

September 27, 1977

Jessica tries to confess to Chester about her affair with Peter. Danny makes peace with Burt, only to learn that he has to kill Burt in order to escape the mob.

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Episode 4

October 4, 1977

Jessica and Corrine run into one another at Peter's apartment. Jodie tells Dennis of his plans for a sex change. Billy has girl trouble. Chester is caught cheating on his mistress. Danny tries to kill Burt but is more clumsy than lethal.

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Episode 5

October 4, 1977

Eunice and Jodie discuss their man troubles. Burt and Mary visit a sex therapist. Corrine gives Tim one last chance before moving in with Peter, then catches Jessica kissing Peter.

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Episode 6

October 25, 1977

Corrine moves in with Peter, leaving Chester angry and Jessica heartbroken. Burt receives word that Chuck and Bob are on their way from Hawaii. The Godfather gives Danny one last chance to kill Burt, this time at a cabin in the woods.

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Episode 7

November 1, 1977

The Major terrorizes the neighbors. Chuck and Bob arrive and promptly offend the Campbells. Claire tells Jessica of her affair with Chester, but Jessica doesn't believe her. Danny gets Burt alone and at gunpoint in the woods.

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Episode 8

November 8, 1977

Unable to kill Burt as ordered, Danny goes on the run as a ""spy"" but not before finally accepting Jodie's homosexuality and bidding a tearful goodbye to Mary. At a dinner party for Chuck and Bob, Danny makes a surprise visit that turns into ""a little Tuesday night shootout.""

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Episode 9

November 15, 1977

Jodie checks into the hospital for his sex-change operation. Dr. Medlow helps Burt overcome his guilt and his impotence. At lunch with Mary, Jessica spots Chester kissing Claire.

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Episode 10

November 22, 1977

Danny, dressed as a rabbi, has a near run-in with the Godfather. Father Tim appeals to God for help. Burt overcomes his impotence, but Mary is no longer in the mood. Dennis dumps Jodie, who tries to kill himself.

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Episode 11

November 29, 1977

Burt and Mary look forward to their first romantic evening in six months but are interrupted by news that Jodie has attempted suicide. Jodie survives. Corrine warns Peter. Jessica confronts Chester on his infidelity.

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Episode 12

December 6, 1977

Peter's murder.

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Episode 13

December 13, 1977

""Piece of Chelief"" Tinkler questions the Tates and Campbells, all of whom are suspects in Peter's grisly murder.

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Episode 14

December 27, 1977

Chester and Jessica discuss her affair with Peter. The Tates and Campbells wonder who among them is a murderer. Eunice and Congressman McCallum meet up in an airplane lavatory. Chief Tinkler arrests Corrine.

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Episode 15

January 3, 1978

Corrine goes to jail for killing Peter. Burt launches his own investigation. Danny decides to surprise the Godfather but must get past his daughter, Elaine, first. Ingrid Svenson arrives in Dunn's River, claiming to be Corrine's real mother.

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Episode 16

January 10, 1978

Corrine learns the truth about her mother. Ingrid hires an investigator to clear Corrine. Burt becomes obsessed with finding Peter's killer. Jessica is arrested.

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Episode 17

January 17, 1978

Jessica is booked into jail. Mary realizes Burt needs psychiatric help. Elaine introduces Danny to her father. A blackmailer threatens to publish photos of Walter and Eunice. Chester hires an attorney for Jessica but is told Jessica's case is hopeless.

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Episode 18

January 24, 1978

Father Tim bids Corinne farewell. Burt tells Mary he can make himself invisible. Chester hires high-priced attorney E. Ronald Mallu to defend Jessica. Jessica decides to skip bail and head to Rio. Claire alerts the SEC to Chester's shady business dealings.

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Episode 19

February 7, 1978

Mr. Mallu interviews the family in a desperate search for character witnesses in Jessica's trial. Dr. Medlow recommends that Burt be committed to a mental hospital. Jessica makes an impassioned plea to Corinne. The blackmail photos of Eunice and Walter end up in the wrong hands.

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Episode 20

February 14, 1978

Danny learns he must marry Elaine. Mary tells Burt of her plans to commit him. Jessica's case looks even more hopeless after she meets the prosecutor and judge.

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Episode 21

February 21, 1978

Elaine meets the kooky Campbells. Corinne tracks down Tim at his mountain retreat. Mallu's assistant, Carol, invites Jodie to lunch. Jessica's murder trial begins.

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Episode 22

February 28, 1978

Jodie and Carol plan a weekend away as ""just friends."" Mary commits Burt to the mental hospital. Danny tells Mary he must marry Elaine. Billy runs away from home. Benson, Chester, and Jessica take the stand in Jessica's trial.

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Episode 23

March 14, 1978

Walter dumps Eunice. Burt tells Mary he killed her first husband. Corinne walks out on Ingrid. Father Tim tells his mother he's leaving the priesthood. Jodie and Carol plan a weekend at the Cape. The prosecution drops a bombshell at Jessica's murder trial.

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Episode 24

March 21, 1978

Carol seduces Jodie. 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.

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Episode 25

March 28, 1978

Jessica is convicted of murder--but she didn't do it.

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