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SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: MARCH 1977


  • Trish continues to receive lewd notes shoved under her door from a mysterious person. Roommate Brooke fears that the notes are actually for her. The notes cause Trish much mental turmoil & she seeks help from Marlena. Jack is the prime suspect for the notes. It is also theorized that a mentally ill Trish is sending the notes to herself. Don hires a PI to watch Trish's apartment in an attempt to catch the perpetrator in the act. The mystery is solved when the PI catch's the building janitor in the act. However, Marlena realizes they have the wrong man as Jack reveals to Trish that he is the true culprit (he paid the janitor). Mike catches Jack in the process of attempting to sexually assault Trish & she clocks Jack with an iron. Is Jack dead?
  • Phyllis & Neil are devastated when their premature baby son, Nathan, develops a respiratory infection and dies. Phyllis fears that with their baby dead, she'll lose Neil for good.
  • Brooke tells Mary that they are sisters which horrifies Mary. Later, Brooke takes back her revelation and tells Mary that she'd lied.
  • Valerie moves into her own apartment to avoid the way her parents act about her relationship with David. David goes back to work at Anderson Manufacturing, but comes into conflict with Paul.
  • Mickey & Maggie finally reconcile and resume their marriage, much to Linda's jealousy. Feeling rejected by Mickey, Linda turns to Mike for companionship!
  • Sharon continues her romantic pursuit of Don, much to the annoyance of her husband Karl.
  • Rebecca's love for former fiance Johnny continues to cause problems in her marriage to Robert.


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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF DECEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 17, 1976
Phyllis didn't believe little Nathan had died, but Bob and Neil comforted her. Brooke blurted out to Mary that they are half-sisters, then later said she had lied. Marlena treated Trish's hysteria over the anonymous notes. Jack told Jeri he had reformed, but Trish suspects that Jack is the note writer. Johnny called Rebecca from Chicago. She refused to join him.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 24, 1976
Karl and Sharon's Christmas party was the talk of the town. Mike invited Trish to spend the holiday with the Hortons, as Alice prepared a banquet. Phyllis' and Neil's holidays were not so cheery. She was released from the hospital, but they couldn't forget the trauma of losing their son.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 31, 1976
Don and Marlena returned from a Christmas skiing weekend they coincidentally shared with Karl and Sharon. At Doug's Place, the New Year's Eve party fizzled. Rebecca couldn't assure Robert of her fidelity. Mike took Trish on a double-date with Val and David. Mike blew up at Laura and Bill -- when Bob and Linda were matched for the night. Mickey showed up with Maggie.
WEEK OF JANUARY 3 - JANUARY 8, 1977
A janitor in Trish's apartment building was suspected of being the obscene note writer, but a drunken Jack burst into Trish's apartment, and at knifepoint began to assault her. She hit him with an iron just as Mike arrived. Marlena and Don found a scrapbook of Jack's which included photos of Trish with the notation, "hooker like her mother."
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