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Vintage DAYS SOD Synopses; in order, from the premiere issue
Topic Started: Nov 27 2013, 12:08 PM (16,736 Views)
Matt
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Of course you post the Dec.77 synopsis after I went ahead and ordered another copy of the issue off of ebay. lol

(and, for the record, I DO have all of 1978 present & accounted for)
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Dec 7 2013, 12:02 AM
Of course you post the Dec.77 synopsis after I went ahead and ordered another copy of the issue off of ebay. lol

(and, for the record, I DO have all of 1978 present & accounted for)
I told you last week if you were missing any issues, I'd be happy to get the scans for you!! Don't waste your money, especially on the older issues which cost more. If you need any from 1979 or 1980, please give me a heads up so I can get them scanned.
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SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: SEPTEMBER 1977


  • Brooke interrupts a romantic interlude between Neil & Mary at the lake. Mary fears who Brooke will tell.
  • Mike asks Trish to marry him & also wants to know the identity of her baby's father. Trish refuses to tell him, but Mike figures out that David is the father. Mike & David fight, causing Trish to reject both of them. Julie disapproves of David's blasť attitude regarding Trish & the baby. Mickey is fearful of history repeating itself. David goes to Washington to beg Valerie to marry him. Julie wants Trish to marry David, but Trish refuses. She also refuses Mike's proposal.
  • Bill's hand problems causes him to resign for the clinic & register as an anesthesiology resident to maintain his connection to surgery. Laura's worried about Bill's happiness with his new career path considering her recent career advancement.
  • Tommy & Linda date. Linda wants to make Mickey jealous, but it's really Bob who's jealous.
  • Alice feels shut out of Tom's recovery because of Marie's expert care. Meanwhile, Dr. Walter Griffin takes over Tom's practice at the hospital.
  • Mary catches Brooke photographic Anderson Manufacturing documents. Brooke counters by using what she knows about Neil & Mary to blackmail her into silence. Mary eventually goes to Bob with what she's discovered about Brooke. When Bob confronts Brooke, she casts doubt on Mary's story. After getting the whole truth from Mary, Bob puts Brooke under surveillance. Brooke prepares to leave town.
  • Johnny gets a job in Tokyo. Even though Rebecca doesn't want to keep Dougie away from Robert, Don gets a court order prohibiting Rebecca from taking the baby out of state.
  • Don confides in Marlena about his first wife & daughter dying in an automobile accident years ago. Don proposes marriage to Marlena, but she puts off accepting.

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WEEK OF JUNE 13 - JUNE 17, 1977
Mike visited Trish at the home for unwed mothers. She refused to tell him who the father is, but he later found out it's David. Phyllis left town to attend a wedding, leaving Neil alone with Mary. Linda dated Tommy to make Mickey jealous. Bill was furious that Greg decided to hire a replacement for Tom. Marlena learned her twin sister is planning a visit.
WEEK OF JUNE 20 - JUNE 24, 1977
Bob grew jealous of Linda and Tommy. David was rebuffed by Val, who met a new friend, Dwight Lowell. Brooke found Mary and Neil together but Mary found Brooke spying on Anderson Manufacturing. Johnny landed a job in Japan, but Rebecca nixed going with him. Bill decided to retrain as an anesthesiologist, while Laura celebrated her appointment as head of psychiatric services. Mel advised Alice's she's living under an emotional strain because of Tom's illness.
WEEK OF JUNE 27 - JULY 1, 1977
Brooke blackmailed Mary not to reveal Brooke's spying in exchange for silence about Mary and Neil's affair. Maggie suspected that her new neighbor, Jean Barton, is a victim of wife-beating. Alice began to have therapy sessions with Laura to discover the cause of Alice's depression. Dr. Walter Griffin took over Tom's job. Rebecca planned to take Dougie to Japan with Johnny.
WEEK OF JULY 4 - JULY 8, 1977
Robert warned Rebecca she couldn't take Dougie out of the country because Don had obtained a restraining order. Mary informed Bob that Brooke is the spy. Brooke said it was a lie by Mary to cover up her affair with Neil, but later confesses she'd done it to ruin Bob for not giving her his family name. Brooke started to leave town, but Mary called the police. Greg was miffed at Bill for criticizing Griffin.
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SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: OCTOBER 1977


  • Bob confronts Brooke as she prepares to flee Salem ahead of the police (contacted by Mary). He confesses that how's known that she was his daughter since Adele told him the truth on her deathbed. Brooke threatens to tell everyone about Mary's affair with Neil. On her way out of town, Brooke picks up a hitchhiker before becoming involved in a car chase with police. Brooke crashes her car which bursts into flames. Only one body (burned beyond recognition) is pulled from the wreckage and is identified as Brooke (but know one knows about the hitchhiker). Neil's callous relief that Brooke died before spilling the beans about the affair disgusts Mary who dumps him.
  • Rebecca fights Robert legally to take Dougie to Japan. Doug & Julie are in conflict when Julie takes Rebecca's side.
  • Marlena's twin sister Samantha Evans arrives in Salem for a visit. Marlena feels that Samantha is emotionally disturbed (manic depressive & with a pill addiction). She discovers that Samantha has stolen one of her prescription pads.
  • Phyllis believes that Neil had been having an affair with Brooke & Mary has been covering for him.
  • Trish & Toni (one of the girls in her unwed mother's group) are terrorized in their apartment looking for Toni's ex. Trish is injured, but Danny arrives & gets her to the hospital. She nearly loses her baby, but is fine. Meanwhile, Mike begins drinking & frequenting singles bars. Trish vows never to see Mike again.
  • Bill has difficulty adjusting to life as a resident. He continues badmouthing Dr. Griffin & openly criticizing him to the point of disruption at the hospital. Meanwhile, Dr. Griffin discovers that Alice has a pre-cancerous condition that requires a complete hysterectomy.


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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF JULY 11 - JULY 15, 1977
Unknown to anyone, Brooke had picked up a hitchhiker while making her escape. The car crashed, one body was found burned beyond recognition, and Bob blamed Mary for Brooke's death. Jeri worried that Trish's pregnant friend, Toni, is staying with Trish in Salem.
WEEK OF JULY 18 - JULY 22, 1977
Linda toyed with Tommy while playing up to Bob, who gave her a diamond ring. Mary apologized to Bob for telling police about Brooke, which led to her death. Neil dated Betty and became interested in Samantha. Rebecca decided to contest the restraining order. Trish introduced Danny to Toni. They didn't hit it off. David visited Valerie in Washington. Mike and Trish had a tentative reconciliation and agreed to date each other. Phyllis' suspicions increased.
WEEK OF JULY 25 - JULY 29, 1977
Trish and Toni were roughed up by an underworld figure who was trying to get information from Toni. Danny saved the day, but Trish nearly aborted. Bill accused Griffin of being knife-happy, unaware that Griffin's treating Alice, who was diagnosed as needing a hysterectomy. Samantha stole and forged Marlena's prescription pads. She's popping pills while fretting about her married lover.
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SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: NOVEMBER 1977


  • Rebecca wins the court case & is permitted to take Dougie to Japan.
  • Mike continues to be drawn to Trish (despite his efforts not to be), but she refuses to talk to him. Meanwhile, David has a newfound devotion to Trish & their unborn child. When Valerie sees this, she ends things with him for good. Later, David proposes marriage to Trish (for the sake of the baby). After some reluctance, Trish eventually agrees and the couple marry. The new union upsets Mike.
  • Alice worries about her upcoming hysterectomy. Meanwhile, the Hortons begins to worry about Dr. Griffin's diagnosis. Bill is concerned that Griffin's diagnosis is wrong, which causes conflict between Bill, Griffin, & Greg (who questions Bill's ethics).
  • Phyllis learns about Mary & Neil's affair when she overhears Neil beg Mary to resume the affair. Devastated, Phyllis nearly kills herself in an automobile accident, but later decides to get revenge on both Neil & Mary.
  • Samantha's presence (and pill popping) continues to cause trouble between Don & Marlena. When Samantha can't needle money out of either Don nor Marlena (to leave town), she begins a cunning plot to drug Marlena and take her place. "Marlena" has "Samantha" committed to Bayview Sanitarium.
  • Doug refuses Larry Atwood's "strong offer" to allow gambling at Doug's Place. Later, Doug learns he might lose his liquor license due to his past criminal record & name change.


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WEEK OF AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 5, 1977
Mike dated and slept with Wendy, a girl he met in a singles bar. Rebecca won custody of Dougie, but promised Robert she'll return once a year. Marlena realized that Samantha has been feeding her drug habit by forging prescriptions. Valerie weekended with Danny and was crushed to learn that David has been taking care of Trish, who was released from the hospital. Jean told Maggie she blames herself for Fred's abuse. Danny courted Toni. Bob hired Chris as a replacement for Brooke.
WEEK OF AUGUST 8 - AUGUST 12, 1977
Valerie insisted she's calling it quits with David, who then urged Trish to marry him. Bill left for London to consult a specialist about a risky operation for his hand. Laura planned to join him. Alice insisted she'd postpone her surgery until Bill returns. Maggie called the police during one of Fred's attacks on Jean, then realized she could be making matters worse. Marlena caught Samantha red-handed.
WEEK OF AUGUST 15 - AUGUST 19, 1977
Mary rebuffed Neil's advances. Phyllis learned of Mary and Neil's affair. Bob urged Mary to teach Chris better business manners. After buttering up Julie, Larry tried to convince Doug to install gambling at the club. Robert left for a vacation. David and Trish were about to be married, but she ran away at the last minute.
WEEK OF AUGUST 22 - AUGUST 26, 1977
David and Trish tied the knot. Mike was too late in his attempt to reconcile with Trish. Samantha turned to an obliging Don for money to skip town, while telling Marlena she's leaving to accept a movie role. Alice and Marie reconciled after an argument about Marie usurping Alice's position. Phyllis told Bob of Neil and Mary's affair.
WEEK OF AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 2, 1977
Neil lied to Phyllis, saying his affair was with Brooke, not Mary, and Phyllis pretended she believed him. No one would give Samantha the money to leave town. She went on a drunken binge and slipped Marlena a sleeping pill while Marlena was helping her pack. Bill learned that his hand can't be operated on. Tom learned of Alice's surgery and disapproved. Amanda was upset that Greg spends all of his time with hospital business. Mary and Chris called a truce.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5 - SEPTEMBER 9, 1977
Samantha drugged Marlena and assumed Marlena's identity. Then she placed Marlena in a sanitarium, warning the doctors not to believe any of her sister's paranoid stories. Mary and Neil received love notes and gifts from each other that neither had sent. Phyllis was responsible and had signed their names. Chris hired Mike. Doug couldn't get his liquor license renewed.
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Oh, I didn't know that the woman who came on to Julie was married. I'd been thinking the story and character was a bit more groundbreaking than that.
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SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: DECEMBER 1977


  • Alice undergoes a D&C and after a prolonged wait for news, learns that she does not have cancer.
  • While Neil begins to doubt his romantic prowess, Phyllis works to set Mary up with Chris Kositchek. Mary wants to keep her and Chris just business. However, Chris begins to win Mary over. Meanwhile, Phyllis casually tells Chris about Mary's "trouble with men." Later, Phyllis offers to pay Chris to date Mary, but Chris is offended by the offer.
  • Just as David & Trish begin to have a real marriage, David sees Valerie again and learns why she dumped him. When Toni speaks well of David & ill of Mike, Trish admonishes her by reminding her that she doesn't know Mike very well.
  • Linda uses Tommy's proposal of marriage to make Bob jealous.
  • Samantha manages to maintain her impersonation of Marlena by taking time off of work and pushing Don (the only person who can tell them apart) away. Meanwhile, Marlena remains heavily sedated in Bayview and no one believes her claims that she's not Samantha. Marlena is so drugged up that she can't even recognize Laura when she comes to visit "Samantha" at her own call for help. Marlena smuggles a letter out of the hospital to Don, but he and Laura misread read its meaning & intentions. Later, Marlena manages to escape from the sanitarium and phone Don, but before he can come to help "Samantha," she's caught be the police & returned to the hospital. "Samantha" is now in restrains and on the verge of receiving shock therapy at "Marlena's" suggestion.
  • Doug refuses Larry Atwood's offer of assistance to help with his liquor license troubles. Larry is plotting to take control of Doug's Place and turn it into a gambling operation. Due to the loss of the liquor license, Doug & Julie work to convert the club into a coffee house.
  • Mickey & Maggie become involved in the private lives of the Barton family and their domestic violence. Fred Barton hits his wife Jean and their young son (and friend of little Janice) is showing violent tenancies as well.
  • Bill & Laura begin to drift apart thanks to their different career tracks. Bill begins to confide his troubles in fellow anesthesiologist Kate Winograd.
  • Marie decides to remain in Salem.



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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SYNOPSES

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12 - SEPTEMBER 16, 1977
Mickey suggested that Julie buy Doug's club but that it couldn't be with their community property. Julie was thrown together with Larry Atwood in an art charity project. Phyllis taunted Neil about the loss of his "manly charms." David went to Washington on business for Bob and said his goodbyes to Valerie. Linda resorted to telling Bob that Tommy has asked her to marry him. Samantha pulled the wool over Laura and Don's eyes that she's Marlena.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19 - SEPTEMBER 23, 1977
Phyllis got Neil's goat by strutting around with her tennis instructor. Marlena escaped. Mary was frustrated with Chris' attempts to be a perfect gentleman. Alice had a D&C and was released.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26 - SEPTEMBER 30, 1977
Marlena called Don after escaping from the sanitarium. The police found and returned her. Don was confused after talking to the fake Marlena and was refused permission to see Samantha (Marlena), who was sedated and prepared for shock therapy. Samantha played up to Chris, whom she used to convince Don that "Marlena" had no interest in him any longer. Mickey and Fred got into a tiff when Billy socked Janice. Maggie found Jean bruised again and convinced her to consult Laura. Doug and Julie closed the nightclub and considered reopening it as a cafe. Marie accepted a social service job in town. Alice advised Mike to forget Trish.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 3 - OCTOBER 7, 1977
Samantha signed Marlena's name to a release allowing shock treatment on Marlena. Neil was miffed when Phyllis ran off with her tennis instructor. She sent a check to Chris so he would pay attention to Mary. Maggie accompanied Jean to a meeting for battered wives.
Edited by Matt, Dec 12 2013, 12:36 PM.
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Great job, Matt. I'll add the 1977 links to my site in the next few days.
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Of course I'm organizing my SODS and I discover I'm missing a huge chunk from 79-82 that I have marked as being "in inventory". Not amused. If I don't have them out, then that means I'm going to have to search through a couple of giant bins of SODs I thought were only late 80s-90s (and by giant, I mean at least 1 is filled to capacity to the point that I almost can't lift it). I really need more efficient storage boxes....
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SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: JANUARY 1978


  • Linda continues to postpone giving Tommy an answer to his marriage proposal while using the proposal to coerce Bob into making one of his own. Linda is frustrated when Bob asks her to be his executive assistant instead of his wife.
  • Don & Laura continue to feel there's something off about "Marlena." Don is confused as to why "Marlena's" handwriting isn't her handwriting. As Marlena regains her knowledge of herself, Samantha prepares to leave town, but Don (who's finally figured out everything) stops Samantha at the airport. She turns the tables on him and manages to get away. Even though the truth is out, Marlena remains in the sanitarium to recover from what Samantha has done to her. Don wants Samantha extradited from L.A. to Salem, but Marlena is opposed. She feels partly responsible for Samantha's condition.
  • Trish gives birth to a baby boy she names Timothy. Mike still pines for Trish, but she's determined to have a life with David and the baby. Unfortunately, Mike's presence continues to be a thorn in David's side while Trish's obsession with the baby begins to push David away.
  • Phyllis' continual avoidance of Neil's advances only makes him want her more, but she continues to keep him at arms' length. Unable to find physical comfort elsewhere, Neil turns to drinking. Meanwhile, Phyllis continues to conspire to throw Chris & Mary together.
  • Dr. Griffin begins to have problems with his teen-aged daughter Patty and her new boyfriend Ron.
  • The transition of Doug's Place to a cafe is turning into a bust and business is quickly drying up without their liquor license. Julie plans to use her inheritance to buy the club, put it in her name, and acquire the liquor license herself. She decides to keep the true cost from Doug (considering it will use nearly her entire inheritance).
  • Fred continues to beat Jean. Maggie & the support group eventually give Jean the strength to leave. Furious with Maggie's interference, Fred strikes Maggie.
  • Trish's friend Toni gives birth to a daughter named Naiobi Johnson.


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WEEK OF OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 14, 1977
Mike confessed his love to Trish after she gave birth to a baby she and David named Timothy. Phyllis returned and gave Neil more trouble. He got drunk and was rebuffed by Betty. Doug's new cafe opening wasn't a success. Laura was sidetracked from encountering the real Marlena. Dr. Griffin had an argument with his daughter, Patty, after catching her necking with Ron. Jean has a rough time at another battered wives meeting.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 17 - OCTOBER 21, 1977
Don caught Samantha leaving for Hollywood, realized what she had done to Marlena, and rushed to the asylum. But Marlena was missing. Doug and Julie signed the transfer of the cafe ownership to her. Jean begged Maggie to cover up for her whereabouts to Fred because he had ordered her not to attend any more battered wives meetings. Betty told Neil to find a new nurse, and he hit the bottle while rebuffing Phyllis' offers for help.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 24 - OCTOBER 28, 1977
Don and Laura found Marlena and struggled to help her recover. An old beau of Marlena's, Dr. Paul Whitman, came to treat her. Mike had a fling with Margo, a girl from work. David and Trish had parenthood problems. Doug and Julie left for New England. Fred beat up Jean.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 4, 1977
Kate realized she's falling for Bill. Marie helped Jean move into a shelter for battered wives, while Fred accused Maggie of being a homewrecker. Patty has taken an interest in Mike. Don was jealous of Marlena's dependence on Paul, who left his invalid wife to care for Marlena.
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SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: FEBRUARY 1978


  • Chris tears up Phyllis' check and pursues Mary on his own. Chris is so taken with Mary that she spends Thanksgiving with his family.
  • Linda rejects Tommy's marriage proposal and goes to work for Bob as his executive assistant. Despite Bob's efforts to take her to dinner, Linda refuses to mix business with pleasure. It's clear she's trying to play a much longer game in hopes of garnering a marriage proposal.
  • Despite Jean settling into a new life on her own with Billy, she gives Fred a second chance and he wants her to give up everything she's achieved for him. When she refuses, they struggle and Fred falls down a flight of stairs. Fred requires delicate brain surgery. When the young resident, Rick Stevens, is unable to perform the surgery (and flees the O.R.!), Bill steps in despite his ailing hand (and Kate's worries) to do the surgery. Meanwhile, Rick panics about his panic and attempts to salvage his medical career by telling Griffin that Bill forced him out of the O.R. so that he could perform the surgery himself! Despite the surgery being a success, Greg (upon hear the story from Rick & Griffin) suspends both Bill and Kate from the hospital staff pending an inquiry by the medical board. Meanwhile, the medical crisis draws Jean closer to Fred. Later, Fred once again forbids Jean from seeing Maggie & hires a prominent malpractice attorney to sue Bill & the hospital.
  • Marlena continues to recover from her ordeal, but Don finds himself jealous of her past with Paul despite Paul's insistence that their currently relationship is strictly professional.
  • Larry Atwood signs Jeri to sing at his new club, but changes her mind in hopes of helping Doug. Larry refuses. Doug has difficulty being shut out of his own club (for legal reasons) because of Julie's new ownership. Larry infiltrates Doug's Place with "spies" who stage a staff walkout on a busy night.
  • David & Trish's new marriage is on shaky ground when Trish puts baby Timothy's needs (as well as her friend Toni's needs) ahead of his.
  • Sister Marie tries to help Patty on Walter Griffin's behest. Meanwhile, Griffin begins to become drawn to Marie. Despite Griffin & Marie's best efforts, Patty continues to see Ron.
  • Neil seems genuinely heartbroken when Phyllis finally leaves him for good.
  • At Samantha's trial, she breaks down on the stand. As a result, Samantha & Marlena's parents place her in a sanitarium to get help. The sisters have an emotional reconciliation.
  • Bill & Kate are terminated from the hospital after the inquiry. Bill seems more concerned about saving Kate's career than his own. The situation causes Bill & Kate to draw closer and closer together. Later, Greg becomes convinced that Bill & Kate's story is true and Rick is at fault. Greg also believes that Walter deliberately misled the board about key facts.


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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7 - NOVEMBER 11, 1977
Don and Marlena argued over Samantha after Don had her arrested and returned to Salem. Samantha later was released into her parents' custody. Phyllis told Neil and Mary that she is taking an extended trip abroad. Neil began drinking heavily after Phyllis left town. Tom, who wants to return to work, was shocked when Bill told him he thought Dr. Griffin would not easily give up Tom's old job.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14 - NOVEMBER 18, 1977
Amanda and Greg argued when he suspended Bill and Kate for performing unauthorized surgery on Fred. Jean blamed herself for the accident. Marlena confessed she still loves Paul. She rushed to Samantha's side during Sam's trial. Larry taunted Doug and Julie, saying he has hired Jeri. Doug's Place was reopened under Julie's ownership. Walter had another blowout with Patty about Ron.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21 - NOVEMBER 25, 1977
Mike brought Margo home to meet the folks on Thanksgiving. Fred regained consciousness and threatened to sue all the Hortons when he realized his legs are paralyzed. Laura suggested it might be an hysterical reaction. Samantha's hearing was put on ice when she was packed off to her parents' hometown where she'll undergo psychiatric care. Marlena forgave Sam and Paul left as well. Doug took to the bottle because of his club fiasco. Linda denied she's using Tommy to keep Bob on the hook. The doctor Bill replaced on Fred's surgery was forced to give damaging evidence at Bill and Kate's medical board hearing.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 2, 1977
Bill and Kate were fired. Greg and the board reinstated Tom after Walter relinquished some of his duties. While Doug left for an out-of-town singing engagement, Larry secretly undermined the employees at Julie's club. She called him for help when she and Robert disagreed. Marlena and Don reunited. Fred's lawyer advised him that he could sue everybody. Fred twisted Jean around. Trish opened an act at the club. Mary and Linda clashed over business matters.
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SOD SYNOPSIS
COVER DATE: MARCH 1978


  • David & Trish are settling into a happy marriage. Meanwhile, Danny & Toni and Mike & Margo are becoming couples. However, Mike & Margo's budding relationship may be threatened by Patty's crush on him. Even so, Patty continues to be involved with the shady Ron. Elsewhere, Trish is so comfortable in her marriage that she invites a returned Valerie to spend time with her and David. As a result, David & Valerie begin to feel renewed feelings and they come to realize that David & Trish's marriage was a mistake.
  • Don & Marlena's renewed happiness comes into conflict with Don's pressure to run for State Senator.
  • Julie courts danger when she allows Larry to "help" her with the running of Doug's Place not knowing that Larry is working behind the scenes to derail the club's liquor license. Meanwhile, Doug's constant out-of-town singing engagements cause him to be away from Salem for lengthy periods. During one of Doug's trips, Larry conspires to frame him for cocaine possession which makes the front page of the newspaper (thanks to Larry). As a result, Doug may miss the hearing for the liquor license.
  • Mary confides in Chris about her trouble with Neil without expressly naming Neil. Unfortunately, Neil spills the beans to Chris about their past, causing conflict between him and Mary, especially when he catches Neil & Mary together (not knowing that Neil had almost forced himself on her). Later, Chris & Mary reconcile and spend the night together.
  • Linda makes headway in her pursuit of a wedding ring from Bob despite Mary's vocal belief that Linda is only after Bob's money.
  • Jeri is falling for Larry and allows him to woo & bed her.
  • Bill & Kate share a kiss. Laura becomes concerned by the amount of time Bill & Kate are spending together.
  • Fred presses forward with his lawsuit against the hospital. He has Jean so snowed & devoted that she defends him to everyone, including Maggie.


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WEEK OF DECEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 9, 1977
Doug returned, but Julie kept mum about the club difficulties. She realized Jeri is interested in Larry. Greg resigned over Bill and Kate's firing. Mary fumed when Linda succeeded in seducing Bob. Don was offered a Senate seat, and political backer Ed Herlihy approved of Marlena. Jean brought Fred home and was cool to Maggie. Mike realized Patty had a crush on him
WEEK OF DECEMBER 12 - DECEMBER 16, 1977
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WEEK OF DECEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 23, 1977
Laura spent Christmas at the Hortons'. Bill gave Kate a present and a kiss. It was on again, off again when Chris discovered Neil on Mary's doorstep, unaware that Mary was kicking Neil out. Patty dated Ron on the sly. Larry wined and dined Jeri. David was suspicious when he overheard Margo tell Trish that Mike talks about Trish all the time. Samantha's doctor suggested Marlena come for a visit. Larry's spy tried to talk to Trish, and was called on the carpet by Robert.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 30, 1977
Walter threatened to send Patty to auntie's in Toledo after he learned she was seeing Ron. Marlena visited Samantha and reported that her condition is improving. Don kicked off his senatorial campaign, but worried that his past would be exposed. Some drugs were planted on Doug while he was on the road. The police discovered the dope and he was arrested on New Year's Eve. Chris spent the night with Mary, and they were called on the carpet by Linda for being late the next morning. Bob insisted that Linda return Tommy's ring. David was upset at the attention busboy Arlo paid to Trish.
WEEK OF JANUARY 2 - JANUARY 6, 1978
Doug called Julie and lied about his club engagement being extended. When she learned he'd actually been arrested, Julie crumbled -- smack into Larry's comforting arms. Maggie convinced Jean to return to the battered wives' meetings. Doug was released and no charges were pressed when he insisted he'd been set up by a showgirl. The company was in Linda's hands when Mary rushed to Los Angeles, where Bob was hospitalized for fatigue. Laura told Bill she's fed up with his and Kate's trial problems. Everyone urged them to settle out of court. Valerie returned briefly and realized David was right to marry Trish.
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If I'm remembering correctly, Doug was singing on cruise ships at this time. That must have been a foreshadowing of his future! :ermm:
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WEEK OF JANUARY 9 - JANUARY 13, 1978
Linda gave Tommy the brushoff but he insisted she keep his ring. Kate admitted to Laura that she loves Bill but won't allow him to stay with her. Doug warned Julie to stay away from Larry. Doug's liquor license decision was postponed for another 30 days. Margo began an improvement program to impress Michael, but he was only interested in hanky-panky.
WEEK OF JANUARY 16 - JANUARY 20, 1978
Maggie was jealous of the time Mickey spent with Laura while working on Bill's case. Trish fumed when David suggested she abandon her career for a larger family. Jean ran out when Fred had another raging fit; he was stuck in an elevator with Marlena. Ron split after Patti was cleared of their car accident charges. Julie fired Arlo and blamed Mickey and a drunken Neil for making a shambles of Doug's liquor license hearing. Marlena decided not to attend a political meeting with Don. Bob used his health problems to hold Linda at bay.
WEEK OF JANUARY 23 - JANUARY 27, 1978
Marlena and Fred were rescued from the elevator but not before he became hostile when she tried to analyze his problems. Larry had Arlo beaten up when Arlo threatened blackmail. Linda was miffed when Bob made David her assistant. Jeri spent the night at Larry's. Kate told Bill she'd never have an affair with a married man. Patti took an interest in Mike while Mickey assured Maggie that he loves her.
WEEK OF JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 3, 1978
Marlena convinced Fred that if he changes his ways, Jean will return. He regained the use of his legs and walked into the courtroom against his lawyer's advice. Julie planned to accompany Doug on a singing cruise job, but couldn't when Robert developed pneumonia. Rosie taunted Bill that Laura went out with another man. Kate still refuses his advances. Arlo disappeared from the hospital. Linda planned to send David out of town on business.

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COVER DATE: April 1978


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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6 - FEBRUARY 10, 1978
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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 17, 1978
Kate left when Bill admitted he loves Laura. Mike and David blamed each other after Trish disappeared with Timmy. David hired a private detective. Julie went to Larry about his "love offer" after Doug's liquor license was turned down again. Cruise director Helen made a pass at Doug. Mickey suspected someone's using influence over the licensing. Patti and Walter arranged to return to Chicago. Don and Marlena decided to live apart rather than jeopardize his campaign.
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 24, 1978
Larry forced himself on Julie, then laughed at the thought that anyone would believe he raped her when she threatened to go to the police. Maggie was angry that Mickey spent time comforting Laura, who refused to forgive Bill. Marlena finally accepted Don's marriage proposal. Chris and Mary argued about his getting a better job at the company. Linda nixed Bob staying the night because of Melissa.


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COVER DATE: MAY 1978


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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 3, 1978
Julie wondered if Larry was responsible for Doug's liquor license finally coming through. Trish wrote David she left Timmy with someone who could take better care of him. Laura admitted she still loves Bill but can't take him back so easily. Chris was uncertain whether he received a promotion through Mary's pull. Maggie had an engagement party for Don and Marlena. Jeri wanted out of her contract with Larry and acquired sleeping pills. Julie used a letter opener to fight off another of Larry's seduction attempts.
WEEK OF MARCH 6 - MARCH 10, 1978
Lorraine Temple, a down-and-out woman from Don's past, arrived in town. Doug returned but Julie hesitated to tell him about Larry. Jeri accidentally learned about Larry and Julie and wrote Doug an anonymous letter about the affair. Laura inched back into Bill's life. Bob and Linda announced their engagement. Chris hired Margo as his secretary, but Linda gave her a hard time. Margo admitted she loved Michael, who said he considers her a swell friend. The baby sitter informed Doug that Julie had returned home one night with a torn dress.
WEEK OF MARCH 13 - MARCH 17, 1978
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WEEK OF MARCH 20 - MARCH 24, 1978
Julie was arrested and charged with murder after police found the gun with her fingerprints, an address book with blood stains matching Larry's blood type, and Amanda's reluctant confession that Julie was at the scene of the murder. Dominic blackmailed Neil about Neil's gambling debt to Larry. Jeri was stopped at the airport by police and questioned about Larry's affair with Julie. Chris and Mary argued over each one's interest in Neil and Margo. Don told Marlena that Lorraine's paternity story is false. Margo, who has been feeling ill, consulted Tom.
WEEK OF MARCH 27 - MARCH 31, 1978
Linda put Mary on the spot by asking her to be maid of honor at Linda's late April wedding to Bob. Tom and Mike feared Margo may have the same type of leukemia that Addie had. Don ordered Marlena to ignore Lorraine, who arranged for Donna, Don's purported child, to come to Salem. Mickey bailed out Julie, who finally admitted she had been raped by Larry, but insisted Mickey not tell anyone. Jeri admitted to Don she hated the idea of Larry and Julie's affair. Hope was in a tizzy about Julie's predicament and Doug planned to send her to boarding school during the trial. Chris felt uncomfortable in his ivory tower executive position.

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COVER DATE: JUNE 1978


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WEEK OF APRIL 3 - APRIL 7, 1978
Margo was admitted to the hospital for chemotherapy treatments. Lorraine used her theft-prone daughter, Donna, to make Don squirm. He wouldn't budge, so Lorraine called a reporter. Mary wondered if Bob and Linda's marriage should be postponed after Bob had dizzy spells. Dominic put the money screws to Neil again after Mickey offered Dom money for information on Larry's other murder suspects. Amanda and Julie reconciled.
WEEK OF APRIL 10 - APRIL 14, 1978
Reporter Arlene Harris printed Lorraine's allegations. Don issued a denial to the press. Doug and Mickey pressured Julie to see Laura professionally so that Julie would be in top shape for the upcoming trial hearing. Margo's mother, Bobby Jean, arrived and was more concerned about money than Margo's condition. Linda convinced Mary to bury the hatchet, though Mary's worried that the wedding is scheduled so soon after Bob's palpitation attack. Chris noted that Mary is jealous of his concern for Margo.
WEEK OF APRIL 17 - APRIL 21, 1978
Jeri attempted suicide. Don and Mickey thought it was because she was guilty of Larry's murder. Donna told Lorraine's lawyer that the paternity story is a lie. Lorraine made plans to head for Texas and leave Donna, who was arrested for shoplifting in Salem. Laura advised that Doug's impotence is temporary. Linda was miffed when Bob asked Chris to be his best man. Margo began losing her hair because of the chemotherapy. Neil insisted Bob have another checkup. David found a note from Arlo in Trish's belongings.
WEEK OF APRIL 24 - APRIL 28, 1978
At Linda and Bob's wedding reception, Tommy insinuated she's a golddigger while Neil got drunk. A policewoman tipped off reporters that Don's alleged daughter was arrest and that Lorraine skipped town. Don lost the election, and Marlena blamed the bad publicity. Margo returned to work for Chris but needs periodic treatments. Julie's trial began, but Mickey didn't make an opening statement.

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COVER DATE: JULY 1978


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WEEK OF MAY 1 - MAY 5, 1978
A mysterious woman spied on Maggie and Janice after learning that Janice is adopted. Mike announced he and Margo plan to marry but Margo disappeared after learning she has leukemia. Mickey antagonized the judge at Julie's trial and Doug asked Don to sit in on the case. Marlena insisted on taking temporary custody of Donna despite Don's objections. Chris and Mary are on the outs after he dated an old girlfriend, Suzie. Neil implicated Dominic in the theft of Larry's secret money before Larry was killed. Mickey ruthlessly grilled Amanda on the witness stand.
WEEK OF MAY 8 - MAY 12, 1978
Prosecutor Hazeltine discredited Julie's reputation as a faithful wife by dredging up her past during the trial. Julie took the stand and was forced to admit she thought Doug had gone gunning for Larry because Larry had raped her. Mike trailed Margo to her mother's home. Bob and Linda returned from their honeymoon, and she was suspicious that Bob's concern for Julie was a memory of better times. Marlena failed to patch up differences between Donna and Don. Chris and Mary resumed a better relationship.
WEEK OF MAY 15 - MAY 19, 1978
Margo returned to Salem with Michael, who convinced her to have further treatments. David's detective found Arlo in Chicago. Arlo was placed in custody after blurting out that he had nothing to do with Larry's murder, just as the jury reconvened to deliver Julie's verdict. Arlo tipped off Trish, who's working in an Indiana nightclub under the assumed name of Tracy Keaton, that detectives are on her trail. The woman who's been tailing Janice and Maggie took an apartment in town. Arlo remembered killing Larry in self-defense.
WEEK OF MAY 22 - MAY 26, 1978
Julie was cleared when Arlo admitted killing Larry during an argument. Don and Marlena planned to turn Donna over to foster parents. Samantha called asking to be Marlena's maid of honor. Chris quit his job with Bob. Joanne, asking to be the mysterious lady, secretly met Janice in the park but made her promise not to tell anyone. Bill urged Mickey to have a physical. Julie and Amanda reconciled, and Julie left on a vacation with Doug.
WEEK OF MAY 29 - JUNE 2, 1978
Janice kept mum to Maggie and Mickey about her secret meetings with Joanne. Samantha returned for Marlena and Don's wedding, which was postponed when Marlena rushed off upon hearing that Donna threatened suicide and was perched on a hotel ledge. David departed to search for Trish and the baby. Linda discouraged Bob from asking Chris to return to the firm, while Chris refused Mary's offer to help start his own business. Samantha regretted her past actions and admitted she is off drugs. Chris accepted a day laborer's job.

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COVER DATE: AUGUST 1978


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WEEK OF JUNE 5 - JUNE 9, 1978
Don saved Donna from leaping off the ledge, then tumbled himself, was hurt, and underwent surgery. He and Donna reconciled while he was recovering. Joanne consulted Tom about her heart condition, then took Janice to the airport, leaving Mickey and Maggie a note about borrowing the child. Linda rebuffed Neil's advances, then was shattered because her new house burned. The bank refused to give Chris a loan for his own business. He moved into a storefront office. Samantha blamed herself as a jinx to Marlena's happiness. Tom assured Margo that Mike truly loves her.
WEEK OF JUNE 12 - JUNE 16, 1978
Janice went into shock after Joanne fainted in their Florida hotel room. Mary resigned from Anderson Manufacturing and went to work with Chris. David learned that Valerie was coming home for the summer. Margo refused to marry Mike. Marlena made a professional appointment with Neil. Bob encouraged Linda to accept Neil's offer of the lake house. Maggie blamed Mickey for Janice's disappearance.
WEEK OF JUNE 19 - JUNE 23, 1978
In Paris, Doug and Julie heard from her brother Steve Olson. The FBI located Janice and Joanne in Florida and Joanne admitted to Maggie that she is Janice's natural mother and wanted to see her before she died. Samantha returned to Hollywood. Mike took a job out of town and Jeri left to reunite with Trish. Neil told Marlena that her kidney infection wasn't serious. David and Valerie ran into each other and agreed to be friends. Linda reluctantly agreed to reside at the lake house until she refurbishes the Loomis house.
WEEK OF JUNE 26 - JUNE 30, 1978
Michael was jealous when Margo dated her co-worker Tony Viola. Steve charmed Doug and Julie into giving him loans and promised to return to Salem. Mickey and Maggie brought Joanne to Salem so Bill could perform a heart bypass operation. Greg suspected that Marlena is ill and not merely rundown as everyone suggests. Neil made another pass at Linda.

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COVER DATE: SEPTEMBER 1978


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WEEK OF JULY 3 - JULY 7, 1978
Doug hired a new singer, Theresa Harper, who attracted Steve's attention and made Julie jealous. Donna lost her foster home and stood vigil while Don underwent surgery for internal bleeding. Marlena freaked when she learned Don must undergo another operation because of infection complications. Alice convinced Maggie that Janice is too young to learn Joanne is her mother. Linda fumed that Chris accepted a job with Jim Bradley that would pit Chris against Bob's company in an environmental fight. Jeri agreed to care for Timmy while Trish films a European movie. Mike and Margo reconciled. Robert suspected that Theresa had stolen money from the club.
WEEK OF JULY 10 - JULY 14, 1978
To save Don's life, Bill administered an experimental drug that caused Don to lose his hearing. Mike and Margo were married. Steve took a shine to Mary. Chris was jealous, and Doug was suspicious that Steve's only interest was in Mary's inheritance. Joanne recovered from surgery performed by Bill. Steve returned the club's cash box and money and let Robert think Theresa had taken it.
WEEK OF JULY 17 - JULY 21, 1978
Janice was antagonistic toward Maggie after Hope spilled the beans that Joanne is Janice's real mother. Don apologized to Marlena for his bitter behavior, then heard his first sound in a week. David comforted Valerie after her father died. Doug blew up at Julie for consulting with Steve about buying a boutique. Doug grew chummier with Theresa. Mary dated Steve and argued with Chris over his opposition to Bob's building plans.
WEEK OF JULY 24 - JULY 28, 1978
Alice comforted Margo about her death fears. Doug reluctantly signed the lease for Julie and Steve's new business. Julie feared that Theresa was using Doug to build Theresa's record career. Don refused to move in with Marlena during his recuperation and she resented Donna's intrusion into Don's life. Maggie and Mickey consulted Laura about Janice and Joanne checked out of the hospital. While Jeri told Timmy that they were going to Italy, David learned Trish's new address. Linda fished for information on Brooke's association with Bob.

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COVER DATE: OCTOBER 1978


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