The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
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Suppressed Desires 

A party themed "Supressed Desries" is being thrown, wherein the students get to as something they wish they could be other than a lawyer. When there's an art competition. Kiernan decides to enter but it clashes with her studies.

Director:

Lynn Roth

Writers:

John Jay Osborn Jr. (based on the novel by), James Bridges (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Houseman ... Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.
James Stephens ... James T. Hart
Tom Fitzsimmons ... Franklin Ford III
James Keane ... Willis Bell (credit only)
Andra Millian ... Laura Kiernan
Michael Tucci ... Gerald Golden
Diana Douglas ... Professor Tyler (credit only)
Clare Kirkconnell ... Rita Harriman (as Clare Kirkconnel)
Peter Nelson ... Tom Ford
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Vivian Conway (as Penny Johnson) (credit only)
Lainie Kazan ... Rose Samuels
Betty Harford Betty Harford ... Mrs. Nottingham
Wortham Krimmer Wortham Krimmer ... Martin Zeiss
Steven Peterman ... Soloway
Steve Levitt Steve Levitt ... Stotz
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A party themed "Supressed Desries" is being thrown, wherein the students get to as something they wish they could be other than a lawyer. When there's an art competition. Kiernan decides to enter but it clashes with her studies.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A bit of padding leading up to the finale.
7 June 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Suppressed Desires" is the episode that precedes the finale. As such, there really wasn't a lot to do other than take the finals and finish the year. Because of this, the episode is a bit of filler--enjoyable but not much really happens.

While everyone is cramming for finals, someone comes up with the bright idea of throwing a party. The theme is suppressed desires and everyone is expected to attend the party dressed up as something they've always wanted to do in life but never acted upon it. Folks come in all sorts of costumes.

The only weightier part of the show has to do with Kiernan. She isn't completely satisfied being a law student and she considers transferring to an art program at the university.

Overall, a pleasant but relatively unimportant episode as far as the overall story goes. Worth seeing....but surely one that is just a bit of a hurdle to overcome until the final double-length episode.


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