This is the fourth episode of Season 1 and the fourth episode overall

Written by Claudia Adams

Directed by Edward Parone

It aired in USA on 17 January 1980.


Laura is feeling unappreciated, so she goes to a cocktail lounge in the middle of the afternoon and meets an artist. The artist buys her a drink, then invites her to his studio to do a portrait of her as a ruse to rape her. She hides the truth from Richard by saying a serial rapist that is on the loose in Knots Landing just had raped her at home before Richard got home. Val knows that this is not the case, and as she goes down to the police station to identify her attacker; the police end up arresting the wrong man.

Main CastEdit

Ted Shackelford (Gary Ewing) 4 eps

Joan Van Ark (Valene Ewing) 4 eps

Michele Lee (Karen Fairgate) 4 eps

Don Murray (Sid Fairgate) 4 eps

John Pleshette (Richard Avery) 4 eps

Constance McCashin (Laura Avery) 4 eps

Claudia Lonow (Diana Fairgate) 4 eps

Danny Gellis (Jason Avery) 3 ep

Guest StarsEdit

Margie Impert (Lieutenant Larkin)

Tom Regan (Bartender)

Elizabeth Farley (Mrs. Hines)

Philip McDonald (Martin Look-A-Like)

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