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      Season 5 – Peyton Place

      1968 Drama List
      Reviews Like the novel and film of the same name, this nighttime soap opera is set in the small New England town of Peyton Place, whose quaint charm masks a complicated web of extramarital affairs, shady business deals, scandals, even murder. Over the show's four-season run, relationships shatter and shift among the main characters, which include bookstore owner Constance McKenzie; Allison, her illegitimate daughter; Elliott Carson, Allison's father; Rodney Harrington, Allison's handsome and wealthy boyfriend; Norman, Rodney's hapless younger brother; the much-married Betty Anderson, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks; Dr. Michael Rossi, a handsome physician; and Steven Cord, a young lawyer with a past. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 16, 1968 Michael offers Jill a job as a nurse at the hospital. Following a quarrel, Carolyn and Jeff grow closer. Joe does not want Norman and Rita raising his daughter. Rodney is assigned to a new therapist, with whom he does not get along. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 18, 1968 Mike makes clear to Tom that Jill lost her baby because of him;Tom announces his plans on divorcing Susan; Norman fears that Betty will turn to Steven for comfort again; Carolyn finds out that her father is dating a younger woman. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 23, 1968 Betty gets mad at Norman. Tom wants a divorce. Carolyn blames her mother for the affair. Marsha admits she knew about Donna. Details Episode 4 Aired Sep 25, 1968 Rodney convinces himself that Betty does not want to be with him. Carolyn confronts her father with his affair. Joe provokes a fight with Tom at the wharf. Details Episode 5 Aired Sep 30, 1968 Susan threatens to ruin Jill's life. Joe has feelings for Jill. Betty gets a job at the motorcycle shop. Rodney needs to find the will to walk again. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 2, 1968 Joe realizes how bad his relationship with his daughter has become; Steven makes an anonymous donation for Rodney's recovery costs; Marsha, feeling trapped, tries to break off her relationship with Michael. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 7, 1968 Dr. Rossi is worried that Rodney is now driving himself to exhaustion. Marsha catches Carolyn and Jeff being intimate, which leads to a lecture about sex. Details Episode 8 Aired Oct 9, 1968 Michael tells Marsha that she can't let Carolyn break them up. Harry and Alma prepare for their son's arrival. Susan has another drunken rage. Joe bonds with Jill. Details Episode 9 Aired Oct 14, 1968 Harry and Alma's son Lew returns from New York. Jill fears that she has nothing to offer Kelly. Jeff, who believes that she set up their romantic night to get back at her mother, is still mad at Carolyn. Details Episode 10 Aired Oct 21, 1968 Susan changes the adultery charges to mental cruelty, and kisses Steven afterward. Carolyn interrogates Michael on his intentions with Marsha. Details Episode 11 Aired Oct 23, 1968 Betty thinks her husband is punishing her for something. Harry is worried about how Lew has changed. Joe tells Jill that he wants to marry her. Details Episode 12 Aired Oct 28, 1968 Joe is about to leave, Jill reconciles with him. Michael feels that he has failed as a brother. Harry finds out that Lew has been cutting class. Rod becomes worried when he sees Betty talking with Steven. Details Episode 13 Aired Oct 30, 1968 Joe and Jill are married and they regain custody of Kelly. Lew gets frequent calls from a woman in New York. Jeff tries unsuccessfully to make Carolyn jealous. With Jill gone, Susan reaches out for Tom. Details Episode 14 Aired Nov 6, 1968 Michael is upset that Rod has quit therapy, and thinks it has something to do with Betty and Steven. Marsha gives Carolyn a hard time over having forgotten a meeting with her. After cutting his hand at work, Tom is taken to the hospital. Details Episode 15 Aired Nov 11, 1968 Lew admits to being upset by racism in New York; Steven tells Rod that he is not involved with Betty, but will try to be if Rod doesn't continue his therapy. Details Episode 16 Aired Nov 13, 1968 Betty seeks Tom's marriage advice. Martin Peyton dies. Steven admits he still loves Betty to Susan, but the find solace with each other. Details Episode 17 Aired Nov 18, 1968 The town learns of Martin's death. Betty is given a hard time over her inheritance. Michael sees Carolyn sneaking into Jeff's. Details Episode 18 Aired Nov 20, 1968 Marsha fears that Caroyln is having sex with Jeff. Steven and Susan continue their affair. Lew discusses his racial identity struggle with Michael. Details Episode 19 Aired Nov 25, 1968 Betty urges Rodney not to let Steven harm their marriage anymore. Lew withdraws from a school project. While Rod starts to regain feeling in his foot, Betty enjoys the heritage from Peyton. Details Episode 20 Aired Nov 27, 1968 Betty shows her newly acquired power by arranging Peyton's funeral, which enrages Hannah. Fred talks to Carolyn about her relationship with Jeff. Susan wants to conspire with Steven to hurt Betty. Details Episode 21 Aired Dec 4, 1968 Fred orders Jeff to stay away from his daughter. Norman is mad that Betty took Peyton's portrait of her and confronts Steven with it. Fred blames Marsha for Carolyn's rebellious behavior, and demands custody. Details Episode 22 Aired Dec 9, 1968 Lew poses as his father to make a phone call to New York. Worried about losing custody, Marsha turns to Mike for advice. He, in turn, proposes to her. Norman admits to Rita that he thinks Betty is wrong for Rod. Details Episode 23 Aired Dec 11, 1968 Marsha tries to win over Carolyn's love. Following the fight over Betty, Rita leaves the apartment to stay at Ada's. Carolyn tells her father that she wants to live with him, until she finds him with Donna. Details Episode 24 Aired Dec 16, 1968 Carolyn returns from Boston and stays at her friend Pat. Rod prepares to leave the hospital. Norman continues to bicker with Betty over her portrait. Betty shows interest in buying the Peyton mansion from Steven. Details Episode 25 Aired Dec 18, 1968 Rod returns home. Rita refuses to go back to Norman until he agrees not to interfere with Betty and Rod. Michael convinces Marsha to not let Carolyn get in the way of her feelings. She listens and accepts his marriage proposal. Details Episode 26 Aired Dec 23, 1968 Michael and Marsha visit the Miles family for dinner. Susan tells Betty that she intends to live in the Peyton mansion after she marries Steven. Lew's girlfriend Joanne fears that he cheated on her in New York. Details Episode 27 Aired Dec 25, 1968 Harry finds out that Lew is making phone calls to a New York girl. Norman agrees to leave Betty and Rod alone. Jeff becomes jealous when he sees Carolyn dancing with Dennis. Sgt. Walker is upset with how Lew treats Joanne. Details Episode 28 Aired Dec 30, 1968 Betty offers a high price to buy the Peyton mansion, but Steven believes she is only interested in it to get in his way. Fred apologizes to Marsha for his past behavior and suggests that he wants to save their marriage. Details Episode 29 Aired Jan 1, 1969 Norman and Rita plot to find a man for Maggie. Marsha persuades Michael to elope. Vickie, Lew's friend from New York, arrives in town, announces her pregnancy, and tries to blackmail him into marrying her. Details Episode 30 Aired Jan 6, 1969 Steven has accepted Betty's offer; Vickie forces her way in Lew's life; Alma is surprised when Lew tells her that he will marry Vickie; Betty finds out that she has not inherited Peyton's estate and blames Steven. Details Episode 31 Aired Jan 8, 1969 During a fight with Betty, Rodney suffers a relapse and can't move anymore. Rita gives Maggie a make-over. Norman blames Betty for Rod's condition. Details Episode 32 Aired Jan 15, 1969 It is revealed that Peyton's latest will demands that all money was sent to a foundation. Betty is enraged. Fred asks for Carolyn's help to win back Marsha's affection. Eli and Maggie's blind date goes wrong. Harry offers Vickie money to leave town. Details Episode 33 Aired Jan 20, 1969 Rossi tells Betty that Rodney has severe doubts about his marriage. Carolyn informs Marsha that Fred wants to reconcile with her. Harry refuses to accept that Lew is dropping out of high school. Details Episode 34 Aired Jan 22, 1969 After hearing about Rod's doubts, Betty turns to Tom for comfort. Rita tells Norman to not interfere with Rod's problems. Mike invites Marsha to go on vacation with him to the Bahamas. Joanne is upset when she finds out about Vickie. Details Episode 35 Aired Jan 27, 1969 Following a confrontation with Norman about Betty, Rodney requests a separation from his wife. Harry consults police information about Lew from Sgt. Walker. Eli is able to break through Maggie's hostile attitude. Details Episode 36 Aired Jan 29, 1969 While Betty packs to leave the house, Rodney's ability to move returns. Alma wants Vickie to give up her baby for adoption. Steven informs Betty about news on Peyton's will. Lew is worried when Harry suddenly leaves for New York. Details Episode 37 Aired Feb 3, 1969 Lew tries to find out what went on between Harry and Sgt. Walker. Tom reminds Maggie of her late husband. Jeff is mad at Carolyn for meeting with other men. Details Episode 38 Aired Feb 10, 1969 Betty tells Rodney that she can't live without him. Lew assures Vickie that he is going to come clean with his father as soon as he returns from New York. Jeff claims to Fred that Carolyn is seeing Lew. Rod wants to leave town for college. Details Episode 39 Aired Feb 17, 1969 Betty fears that Rodney will realize that he can live without her. Joanne is mad at Lew over Vickie. Marsha worries about how the town would react at a mixed relationship between two teens. Carolyn forces Jeff to tell Fred that he lied. Details Episode 40 Aired Feb 24, 1969 Betty changes her mind about going after Peyton's estate. Rod is determined to attend college without Betty. Maggie fears that she hurt Eli's feelings. Lew wants to stop hanging out with Carolyn due to their racial diversity. Details Episode 41 Aired Mar 3, 1969 Carolyn is upset that her father believes Jeff's lies about Lew. Lew confronts Jeff with his lies. Rodney prepares to leave for Boston, but assures Betty that there is always room for her, believing that they could have a future together. Details Episode 42 Aired Mar 10, 1969 Steven is surprised that Betty has gone with Rodney. Maggie discusses her ex-husband with Eli. Fred tells Dr. Miles that he does not want Carolyn and Lew to be involved with each other. Details Episode 43 Aired Mar 17, 1969 When one of his patients suddenly opposes his treatment, Dr. Miles suspects that Fred has got something to do with it. Steven introduces Betty to Peyton's former nurse, Miss Ivers. She reveals that Peyton had several wills. Details Episode 44 Aired Mar 24, 1969 Carolyn and Lew's so-called relationship is now the talk of the school. Marsha and Fred fight over Carolyn's situation. Jeff tries to assure Fred that he lied before, but Fred is unwilling to listen. Details Episode 45 Aired Mar 31, 1969 After a public fight with Fred, Michael reveals that he will marry Marsha. Eli proposes to Maggie. Carolyn apologizes to her mother for not having trusted her in the past. Details Episode 46 Aired Apr 7, 1969 Marsha is almost raped by Fred. Vickie apologizes to Lew for blackmailing him and grows closer to him. Steven is appalled to find out that Hannah continues to try and destroy Betty. Details Episode 47 Aired Apr 14, 1969 Marsha finds Michael with Fred, who is passed out. Eli decides that he will not accept Maggie's rejection. Michael is worried that he can't revive Fred. Dr. Miles determines a severe injury in Fred's skull. Details Episode 48 Aired Apr 21, 1969 Steven warns Rossi; Carolyn learns her father's condition. Details Episode 49 Aired Apr 28, 1969 Dr. Miles deals with a detective's report on Lew. Details Episode 50 Aired May 5, 1969 Rossi is booked for murder; Marsha comforts Carolyn. Details Episode 51 Aired May 12, 1969 Steven has bad news for Dr. Rossi; Carolyn visits. Details Episode 52 Aired May 19, 1969 Steven investigates Fred's past; Lew and Jeff call a truce. Details Episode 53 Aired May 26, 1969 Marsha and Dr. Rossi plan to marry; distraught Rita visits Rossi. Details Episode 54 Aired Jun 2, 1969 Marsha tells of her husbands last moments. Details Next
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      Sep 16, 1968
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