The Doris Day Show (1968–1973)

Forgive and Forget 

Doris pens a piece critical of the divorce epidemic, calling on couples to forgive and forget hurts and betrayals. But Doris finds it difficult to heed her own counsel when she suspects Peter of a fling with a beautiful young actress.


William Wiard


Laurence Marks


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Episode complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Doris Martin
John Dehner ... Cyril Bennett
Jackie Joseph ... Jackie Parker
Peter Lawford ... Dr. Peter Lawrence
Jo de Winter Jo de Winter ... Marcia Kruger (as Jo De Winter)
Noah Keen ... Dr. Jerry Kruger
Ginny Golden Ginny Golden ... Toni Rolfe
Aline Towne ... Louise Mercer (as Alene Towne)
John Kroger John Kroger ... Herb Franklin
Murray Pollack Murray Pollack ... Walter Mercer


Many of Doris' friends and relatives, primarily women, are going through relationship problems, with them talking about splitting from their respective significant other. Doris feels that people give up too easily nowadays on those relationships. She convinces Cy to let her write an opinion piece for the magazine on her views - a woman's views - on staying together for better and worse by exercising more forgiveness in those relationships, even in cases of cheating. The article ends up being a big hit because of how controversial it is for good or bad. She defends her position against a bunch of married women who believe she may think differently if she was married and was facing infidelity herself. Doris has to put those views to the test when she has to decide how she will deal with Peter as he deals professionally with a young actress who seemingly has her sights set on him romantically, while Peter, in Doris' eyes, doesn't seem to work too hard in not seeing her after hours, even ... Written by Huggo

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English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

16 October 1972 (USA) See more »

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Arwin Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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References Camille (1936) See more »


Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
Written by Jay Livingston (as Livingston) & Ray Evans as (Evans)
Performed by Doris Day
Series theme song played over the opening titles and credits
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