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Genoa City Memories: 1977; Beginning with August 29-September 2, 1977
Topic Started: Jun 18 2010, 11:21 PM (236 Views)
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These are the weekly synopses provided by Jon-Michael Reed, who was the former editor of DAILY TV SERIALS. These appeared in newspapers across the country as part of his "What's Happening" column, along with an accompanying article on a soap star along with related soap news. These will begin with the week of Aug. 29, 1977. June 14, 1976-Aug. 26, 1977 were posted here but no future updates were provided after this time frame. These will focus only on Y&R.

Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 1977: Jody left town to return to her parents. Tom went to college, and they gave up their baby for adoption. Kay panicked when she learned of Jill's plans to move in with Derek. Liz let Derek know that Jill's in love with him and he suggested Jill go on vacation. Laurie apologized to Lance for having doubts about him and Leslie, but Vanessa managed to get Lance and Les alone for an afternoon.

Sept. 5-9, 1977: Brad's tumor was benign but there are no positive results yet on his vision. At Lance's urging, Brock dated Leslie who decided to resume a love life without Brad. Ron managed to talk to Karen, but made her promise to keep his return a secret. After learning from Liz that Derek doesn't love Jill and had sent her on vacation, Kay promised to finance his new salon. Everyone prepared for Stu and Jennifer's wedding anniversary.

Sept. 12-16, 1977: After their anniversary party, Jennifer died in her sleep in Stu's arms. Brock boosted Leslie's womanly confidence and encouraged her to play a concert date. Stuart convinced Peggy to go to college. Ron shunned his mother, Marion Reeves. Derek informed Kay that he's found the property for his new salon.

Sept. 19-23, 1977: Kay tried to get her licks in while Jill vacationed by signing a partnership deal with Derek. Jill returned, decided not to move in with Derek, but informed him she had located his son. Lance and Brock fought about Brock's relationship with Leslie. Cynthia lied to Brad about knowing of Leslie's activities.
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Sept. 26-30, 1977: Brock nixed Leslie's invite to spend the night until her divorce is final. Ron called Marion a lousy mother, but accepted her money, then snatched Karen away from school for their secret trip which was halted when Karen became ill. Jill realized Kay loves Derek and suspected Kay's motives for sending Jill a picture of the deceased Philip.

Oct. 3-7, 1977: Brad's doctor suggested he go home to await results of the eye surgery. Cynthia spotted Leslie and Brock smooching. Ron skipped out when he brought Karen to see a doctor who turned out to be Snapper. Kay stopped Derek from dating Jill, while Liz realized Derek's the secret man in Kay's life.

Oct. 10-14, 1977: Snapper saved Ron's life when Ron attempted suicide after realizing he doesn't have a court chance regarding Karen. Kay told Liz she wouldn't give up Derek to Jill. Laurie learned about a tattooed man in Hong Kong whom she suspects is Lucas.

Oct. 17-21, 1977: Vanessa announced she'd canceled her plastic surgery and would only agree to have it if Lucas returns. Cynthia rushed to Brad's side when his bandages were removed and rejoiced that his sight has returned. Jill made an effort to comply with Derek's wishes by asking Kay to bury the hatchet. While Laurie checked up on the man she thinks is Lucas, Vanessa suspected Laurie's cheating on Lance. Brock admitted his love to Leslie.

Oct. 24-28, 1977: Ron decided to right the wrongs he's committed and told Chris that she and Snapper can adopt Karen. Cynthia reneged on her promises to Brad's doctor to tell Leslie about Brad when she discovered that Brad and Les's divorce is almost final. The maestro gave Stu competition by showing an interest in Liz. Laurie jetted to Hong Kong and found the unconscious man she thinks is Lucas. Kay offered Joann a job as a weight-loss coach. Jill told Derek that Kay's in love with him.
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Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 1977: Laurie met a "John Doe" in Hong Kong who denied being Lucas although he bears the infamous tattoo. Vanessa arranged for Laurie's book to be a bestseller in order to expose Laurie to Lance. Before leaving for Alaska with Marion, Ron apologized to Nancy. Brock grew suspicious of Cynthia's interest in Leslie's life.

Nov. 7-11, 1977: Ron decided to stay in town after Nancy was released from the hospital. Lance was surprised when Laurie brought Lucas home with her. Vanessa fumed when a New York critic refused to review Laurie's book. Brad refused to give up Leslie after Cynthia told him Les had divorced him and was interested in Brock. Lance was shocked to learn Brock asked Les to marry him. Chris refused Stuart's offer to stay with him while Snapper is out of town on medical business.

Nov. 14-18, 1977: Stu learned Brad regained his sight. Lance resented Laurie for bringing Lucas home. Vanessa was overjoyed and insisted she didn't blame Lucas for the fire. Liz had a birthday night on the town with Stu. Nancy pleaded with Chris to allow her to see Karen. Lucas was determined to leave.

Nov. 21-25, 1977: Leslie returned from her romantic rendezvous with Brock and found Brad at the apartment. Laurie convinced Lucas to stay while Lance reminded him whose wife Laurie is. Lucas persuaded Vanessa to set a surgery date. She frantically tried to cancel her publicity plans for Laurie's book but it's already successful. Nancy was distressed when Karen didn't acknowledge her as her mother.

Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 1977: Derek ordered Jill not to bad-mouth Kay when Jill suggested Kay was trying to buy him. Nancy told Ron they can't leave town without Karen. Leslie was torn between Brad and Brock. The Maestro rooted for Brad. Liz shunned a new "beauty wig" look. Brad confronted Brock saying he intends to win Leslie.

Dec. 5-9, 1977: Laurie fought off Lucas' advances. Vanessa entered the hospital to undergo plastic surgery. Snapper returned and learned from Stu that Nancy is determined to win back Karen. Stu and the Maestro fell over each other while courting Liz.
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WANDERING Minstrel!

Thanks for those! I have fond memories of that era of Y&R and of Reed's column which was a highlight every Saturday in our local paper! And the magazine had some of the best CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM of the genre!
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Glad you are enjoying them Grandpa Hughes! I enjoyed Jon-Michael Reed's columns very much. THIS is the Y&R that Hulu or some other online viewing service should be airing instead of the current stuff.
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