Soap (1977–1981)
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Episode #1.24 

Jodie wakes up in bed with Carol, understandably confused about the previous night's events; Chief of Police Tinkler drops by to arrest Chester for his stock manipulations; E. Ronald Mallu's summation brings Jessica's trial to a close.


Jay Sandrich


Susan Harris (created by), Susan Harris


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Baio ... Billy Tate
Rebecca Balding ... Carol David
Diana Canova ... Corinne Tate
Billy Crystal ... Jodie Dallas
Cathryn Damon ... Mary Campbell
Robert Guillaume ... Benson DuBois
Katherine Helmond ... Jessica Tate
Howard Hesseman ... Mr. Franklin
Jay Johnson ... Chuck Campbell / Bob Campbell
Gordon Jump ... Chief of Police Tinkler
Charles Lane ... Judge Petrillo
Robert Mandan ... Chester Tate
Richard Mulligan ... Burt Campbell
Arthur Peterson ... The Major
Eugene Roche ... E. Ronald Mallu


"Dear Abby" gives Mary no frame of reference on how to deal with Burt and she is confused when he comes home. Jodie has morning after concerns when he realizes he enjoyed his night with Carol, but he tells her it will not happen again. Is Jessica the only one able to sleep at the Tate home? Corinne returns home and she is able to sleep, which makes Ingrid crazy. As Judge Morrison. . . oops, Petrillo sleeps, Jessica and her lawyer try to sway the jury. The Major bursts into the courtroom, wanting to take the prosecutor hostage. Jessica asks the jury to deliberate quickly as she cannot stand another day with "this man. " And, the Court takes exception to that statement. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Drama | Romance







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21 March 1978 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Chester Tate: I think you should leave now.
Ingrid Swenson (in credits Svenson): Vell, you haven't seen the last of me. Just wait, all of you. You think I'm finish?
Jessica Tate: No, Swedish.
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Episode 24
22 April 2010 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Episode 24 begins with Jodie and Carol in bed,which really confuses him.The morning after,she's humming,he's angry,and wondering if she'll still be his friend if he doesn't sleep with her again.Burt returns home,and a still confused Mary admits that she's always loved Burt,and is willing to move forward and see what happens.Worrying about Jessica's fate,the Tates all lie awake the whole night,all but the well rested Jessica herself,who welcomes Corinne back home,happy to see her little girl sleeping in her own bed again.Ingrid Svenson makes one final attempt to retrieve Corinne,but leaves empty-handed,saying they haven't seen the last of her.Chief of Police Tinkler drops by with a warrant for Chester's arrest,courtesy of his stock manipulations(eyeing the children,Tinkler adds,"bet you kids are gonna be lonely around here come the holidays!") E.Ronald Mallu's summation brings the trial to a close,before The Major makes a grandstand play attempting to rescue his daughter(Benson disarms him,since he doesn't use bullets).

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