Among the Hughes family highlights in this collection: Nancy's (Helen Wagner) recent return from Arizona; Penny (Rosemary Prinz) and Don (Conard Fowkes) surprising Bob on the morning of the wedding; and the debut of Julianne Moore as Frannie.
But there are many other stories and characters featured including Craig's (Scott Bryce) relationship with Lucinda (Elizabeth Hubbard) and reunion with Sierra (Finn Carter); John (Larry Bryggman) and Lisa (Eileen Fulton) dealing with their ex's getting married; the younger set (featuring Marisa Tomei and Christian LeBlanc); and a very early appearance of Hal Munson (Benjamin Hendrickson).
Fans have been wanting to see a story play out over consecutive episodes and this new DVD set makes it easy to jump right into the story and follow along. Below is a list of the 10 episodes appearing on the DVD:
Title: Frannie Comes Home
Air Date: April 2, 1985
Summary: In this episode, future movie star Julianne Moore is introduced to the cast as Bob Hughes’ daughter, Frannie. Frannie comes home from college to attend the wedding. She shows up late one night, much later than expected, and is evasive about where she’s been. Future star Marisa Tomei also appears.
Principal Cast: Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Hubbard, Scott Bryce, Marisa Tomei, Benjamin Hendrickson, Christian LeBlanc, Mark Pinter and Eileen Fulton.
Title: Runaway Bridesmaid
Air Date: April 3, 1985
Summary: Kim and her bridesmaids are scheduled to go to a dress shop for the final fittings of their gowns, but Frannie mysteriously misses the appointment. Bob’s mother, Nancy, tries to find out what’s really going on.
Principal Cast: Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Hubbard, Scott Bryce, Finn Carter, Marisa Tomei, Helen Wagner, Patricia Bruder and Colleen Zenk.
Title: The Wedding Planner
Air Date: April 4, 1985
Summary: Bob’s ex-wife Lisa graciously offers to take charge of the wedding planning. Kim’s bitter ex-husband, John Dixon, is not nearly so helpful.
Principal Cast: Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Larry Bryggman, Christian LeBlanc, Brian Bloom, Mary Linda Rapelye, Ross Kettle, Jacques Perreault, Mark Pinter and Eileen Fulton.
Title: Dueling Lectures
Summary: Bob lectures Frannie about missing the bridesmaids’ appointment, and tells her she must either make a commitment to the wedding or not participate at all. This backfires when it causes Kim to lecture Bob about not being more understanding of his daughter.
Principal Cast: Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Hubbard, Scott Bryce, Finn Carter, Marisa Tomei, Breck Jamison, Christian LeBlanc and Colleen Zenk.
Title: An Unusual Plan.
Air Date: April 8, 1985
Summary: Tom and Margo, Bob’s son and daughter-in-law, come up with a novel idea for Bob’s bachelor party, but Kim’s estranged ex-husband John Dixon continues to cause trouble.
Principal Cast: Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Gregg Marx, Hillary B. Smith, Mark Pinter, Christian LeBlanc, Breck Jamison, Brian Bloom, Colleen Zenk and Larry Bryggman.
Title: The Bachelor Party
Air date: April 9, 1985
Log: Bob’s bachelor party features an unconventional surprise.
Summary: Tom and Margo throw Bob a surprise bachelor party with a twist. All goes well until Kim’s ex-husband, John Dixon, springs an unpleasant surprise of his own. Meanwhile, Frannie is rubbing people the wrong way with her airs.
Principal Cast: Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Julianne Moore, Eileen Fulton, Hillary B. Smith, Gregg Marx, Christian LeBlanc, Larry Bryggman, Patricia Bruder and Helen Wagner.
Title: Special Gifts
Air Date: April 10, 1985
Summary:On the eve of their wedding Bob and Kim exchange gifts of special significance as tokens of their undying love.
Principal Cast: Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Scott Bryce, Finn Carter, Frank Runyeon, Lindsay Frost, Mary Linda Rapelye and Scott DeFreitas.
Title: Unexpected Guests
Air Date: April 11, 1985
Summary: Bob is pleasantly surprised on the morning of his wedding by the arrival of his older siblings, Don and Penny, who had previously said they would be unable to attend. Later, in a touching scene, Bob and ex-wife Lisa share a last reflective moment before the wedding.
Principal Cast: Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Julianne Moore, Rosemary Prinz, Conard Fowkes, Eileen Fulton, Lindsay Frost, Christian LeBlanc and Helen Wagner.
Title: The Ceremony
Air Date: April 12, 1985
Summary: Bob and Kim are married in a beautiful sunrise ceremony at the Oakdale Botanical Gardens. Their marriage will still be going strong 25 years later when the series ends in 2010.
Principal Cast: Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Colleen Zenk, Hillary B. Smith, Lindsay Frost, Gregg Marx, Rosemary Prinz, Conard Fowkes, Eileen Fulton and Helen Wagner.
Title: The Reception
Air Date: April 15, 1985
Summary: Bob’s ex-wife Lisa has carefully planned every detail of the lavish reception at Diana’s Yacht Club. Despite some last minute problems, including the presence of John Dixon, she is bound and determined to make it a success.
Principal Cast: Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Eileen Fulton, Larry Bryggman, Scott DeFreitas, Helen Wagner, Rosemary Prinz, Elizabeth Hubbard, Patricia Bruder and Henderson Forsythe.