“Knots Landing: Season 2″ (1980-81) has finally made it’s way to DVD and I’m sure a lot of you fans will join me in saying to the studios “it’s about time!!” This season features the debut of ’80′s Prime-Time Soap Queen, Donna Mills and introduces a variety of characters and some great storylines to follow in the seasons to come! Here is a look at the 18 episodes in Season 2:
1- Hitchhike (Part 1)
Sid picks up a young hitchhiker who sets him up by asking him to give her money. When he refuses, she accuses him of rape. Diana has difficulty facing people. Sid’s sister, Abby Cunningham, (Donna Mills) arrives in Knots Landing with her two children. Karen persuades Sid to find a new attorney instead of Richard.
2- Hitchhike (Part 2)
After Sid fires Richard as the attorney, Richard, in a drunken stupor, causes a scene in the cul-de-sac. Karen is angry when she discovers Richard tried to pay off the hitchhiker to drop the charges. Karen remembers a vital clue which results in getting Sid cleared. Abby decides to move to Knots Landing, and becomes a part of prime-time soap history!
3- Remember The Good Times
Gary meets Judy Trent who wants his help in getting her husband support from AA. Abby begins to show her manipulative nature (Already? º ) as she takes advantage of Eric and treis to seduce Kenny. Karen confronts her about this.
4- Chance of a Lifetime
Gary makes a car deal with “Orchid Cab Co.” againest Sid’s better judgment. Gary also hires a female mechanic, Linda Stryker. Laura starts her real estate job. After her first sale, her boss, Scooter Warren, kisses her.Val starts college. Richard thinks a prestigious Chicago law firm will hire him, so he tells off his boss and quits his job. Then he finds out the Chicago firm’s offer is for a salary several thousands less than he was already making. He cannot accept the job. He tells Laura he declined the job since she didn’t want to move, but then starts crying.
Kristin Shepard is in Los Angeles following the shooting of J.R. in Dallas. After being arrested at a party for drug use, she calls Gary and Val for help and manipulates Val into letting her stay with the Ewings, but ends up causing trouble in the cul-de-sac. Kenny ends his relationship with Sylvie and tries to reconcile with Ginger, but his involvement with Kristin poses a problem.
6- Step One
Diana is having difficulty with her new boyfriend as she feels a pressure to sleep with him. Karen, Diana, Val and Ginger are performing in an ERA benefit. Val asks Gary to help, but he’s too preoccupied helping Earl Trent. Diana needs Karen’s support but she is too busy rehearsing. In frustration, Diana pulls out of the ERA. Meanwhile with Laura preoccupied with work, Richard spends his time with Abby and they end up in the hot tub. Karen and Diana make up and sing, “Put on a Happy Face”.
7- Breach of Faith
The neighbors throw a barbecue for Laura to celebrate her new success as a realtor. At the party, Richard paws Abby and Laura overhears them planning to meet later. Laura later tells Richard she will no longer be his “whipping boy”, and if his behavior continues, she is going to leave him. Ginger finds out she is pregnant and breaks up with Carl. Val is upset because Gary runs every time Judy Trent needs help with Earl. Val says she needs time with Gary too. Gary continues to comfort Judy and begins an affair with her.
The Fairgates find out that Michael suffers from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Sid hires Abby as the bookkeeper for Knots Landing Motors. Frank Kolbert and Roy Lance from “Orchid Cab Co” offer Gary a deal on cheap parts, but Sid declines, thinking it sounds illegal. Frank and Roy tell Gary they had a verbal agreement and threaten him, telling him he’d better have $50,000.00 for them by the end of the week. Abby overhears and suggests Gary ask J.R. for the money, as she read in the paper that J.R. will be in town soon.
9- A Family Matter
J.R. Ewing is in town for an oil convention. When Gary refuses to ask him for the money, Abby goes to J.R. for it and sleeps with him. J.R. says he knows that Abby has designs on Gary and that he’ll only give Gary the money if he asks for it himself, so Abby keeps trying to persuade Gary. Val asks Gary not to get in any deals with J.R., and she and J.R. have a nasty confrontation. Roy and Frank continue to pressure Gary, so he finally goes to J.R., who gives him the $50,000.00. Kenny breaks up with Sylvie and wants to get back with Ginger, but she says no.
Linda asks Sid to go away to a race for the weekend. Sid decides not to go, but doesn’t pick up on the fact that Linda’s interested in him romantically. Gary sells the illegal parts to Sid’s supplier so that Sid won’t know about it. Laura tries to initiate…
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I have hope. I thought I lost it when I heard that they were not coming out with any more seasons. Love the show and my only hope now is that come out with them at a faster pace. Can’t wait for Knots Landings return!
DONT THEY KNOW WE ARE GETTING OLD? THEY ARE MISSING OUT ON OUR MONEY. IF THEY PUT ALL OUT AT THE SAME TIME I WOULD BUY THEM….