A World Apart (1970–1971)

Episode dated 25 June 1971 

Betty continues trying to convince Patrice not to give Jeremy up for adoption after his christening. Matt is eager to make it clear to Edward that he does not return Becky's affections. Fred and Louise discuss their dead child.


Marshall Jamison


Katherine Phillips (created by) (as Katherine L. Phillips), Richard Holland | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Prince ... Russell Barry
Susan Sarandon ... Patrice Kahlman
Susan Sullivan ... Nancy Condon
Nicolas Surovy ... Fred Turner
Will Tynan Will Tynan ... Dr. William Sims
Jane White ... Olivia Hampton
Carol Williard Carol Williard ... Louise Turner
Erin Connor Erin Connor ... Becky Sims
Kevin Conway ... Bud Whitman
Matthew Cowles ... Chris Kahlman
Augusta Dabney Augusta Dabney ... Betty Kahlman Barry
Clifton Davis ... Matt Hampton
John Devlin John Devlin ... Dr. Nathaniel Fuller
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Jack Condon
Heather MacRae ... Linda Peters


Betty continues trying to convince Patrice not to give Jeremy up for adoption after his christening. Their conversation leads to a discussion of Tony (Jeremy's late father) and Pat's memories of him, even a recent dream Pat had about him. Betty asks if she has been a good mother to her and Chris, hoping the answer will lead to Pat changing her mind. In Dr. Edward Sims's office, Edward and Matt have a discussion about Becky. Matt (who is black) says that times haven't really changed, meaning racial attitudes. Edward (who is white) asks if he knew that his daughter Becky was falling in love with him. Matt says he didn't, but his mother did. Edward is eager to make it clear that he doesn't return her affections. At the church, Fred and Louise have a private conversation about their dead child before the guests enter. During the christening, Matt sings and plays the guitar. Written by J. Spurlin

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25 June 1971 (USA) See more »

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Over the closing credits, the announcer informs the viewers that this is the last episode of the show and thanks them for being with the show the past few months. See more »


Olivia Hampton: On the way over here I was thinking of what I could say that would be of any value whatsoever. And instead of trusting to my own words I thought I'd read something that I read a long time ago about children. "You may house their bodies but not their souls, / For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. / For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday."
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What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby
Written by Joan Baez
Sung by Clifton Davis
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