Show Type: Military
March 12, 1984
September 1983 - March
1984, Monday 10:00-11:00 on CBS
Rear Admiral Thomas Mallory.....
Jill St. John
Lieutenant Glenn Matthews.....
Lieutenant Commander Jack
Warren..... Charles Frank
Lieutenant Simon Adams.....
Richard Dean Anderson
Adams..... Sela Ward
Ensign Leslie Mallory.....
Harlan Adams (1983).....
Harlan Adams (1983-1984).....
Farrell..... Darryl Cooksey
interlocking worlds of the military and big business provided the backdrop for this
soap opera. Commanding
officer at the Emerald Point Naval Air Station was Admiral Thomas Mallory,
a widowed career military man with three beautiful young daughters - Celia,
married to brilliant military lawyer Jack Warren; Kay, who in midseason
wed Glenn Matthews, a former pilot who had been discharged from the Navy
after being convicted of manslaughter; and youngest daughter, Leslie,
recently graduated from Annapolis. The
local business magnate, appropriately unscrupulous, was Harlan Adams, president of Adams
Industries. Harlan's son, Navy pilot Simon Adams, was as honorable and good as his father
and sister Hilary were bad. There
was the usual mix of maneuvering for power, sleeping around, and horrible
revelations about flawed characters and hidden pasts, along with the intrigue
added by the military setting.
Mallory's bitchy but beautiful sister-in-law, Deanna Kincaid, who wanted
power and wealth, had her heart set on marrying Harlan. In the
meantime, she got involved with KGB spy, Yuri Bukharin and, when caught by
Naval intelligence, became a double agent. The love life of Admiral Mallory was
shared with Maggie Farrell, the liaison between the
town's military affairs council and the Naval base. She and Mallory, who were good friends at the
start of the season,
were about to be married at its end. The wedding never took place, however,
since she was
kidnapped by mentally disturbed David Marquette in the cliff-hanger season-ending
episode. Since the series was not renewed, viewers never did find out what happened.