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CBSRMT Episode Information
Convinced that she has witnessed a felony, a reclusive widow revisits her high school yearbook for clues.
Air Dates:
First Run - July 22, 1982
Repeat - November 3, 1982
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6 Responses to Episode 1354

One of my favorites. Good plot that progress well, good dialog and good acting. A woman investigates her hunch that a crime has been committed.

When she is jogging down the road, you can FEEL the fear. This was a good one!

This episode represents all that is good about radio drama. You just wanted anticipated the arrogant murderer to get their reward--the justice of the truth. 5 stars.

The part where he was on the phone with her and he was slowly beginning to recognize her voice: "Just a minute, who is this? YOU!", that was spooky and great foreshadowing.

Yearbook is a scary. That has a woman jogging alone on a highway at night, so does End Of Th Rainbow.

I rate this episode ★★★★☆ for GOOD. Let me start off by saying that Tammy Grimes did wonderful work as the Host. In her Prologue, she presents our main topic: the Yearbook where the CBSRMT fans can get very nostalgic about our past and the mystery within those yearbooks. In ACT-1, she said 1 of the best quotes in the series, "Beware living in the past. There's no future there." Truly inspirational. In ACT-2, Tammy Grimes discusses the yearbook again, only we ask ourselves: did the Seniors that we knew succeeded on their dreams/careers or were they blinded by the light of youth? (a mystery we can only solve on our own) In ACT-3, she talks about the Persistence of Vision; which is important because it affects our story on our main characters who are on the verge on solving the case. In her Epilogue, Tammy Grimes informs us that there's a happy ending and the moral of it: hang on to your dreams as well as your yearbook. The sound effects of the doorbell, birds, crickets, car trunk, the firing range, rotary phones, door buzzer, flipping through case files, typewriters, pages of the yearbook, tennis balls at the courts, piano music, clock ringing at 11 o'clock, car engine running, howling wind, calculator alarm beeping, and the police siren were all the right pieces in this Drama-Mystery. The music had great tunes of intensity; especially at the 37-minute mark where plans get a little sinister and the horrifying tunes at the 38-minute mark on where to find the missing evidence. Now, THAT was suspenseful! Speaking of suspenseful, great work from our cast: Evie Juster (as Rose Palmer Rossman: the widow & Mary Ann Suber: the roommate), Lloyd Battista (as Donald Fisher: private investigator & Ian Verbick: tennis instructor), and Sam Gray (as Chief Reading & Walter Laszlo: Ladykiller). Each actor played 2 roles and they knew had to play their parts very well. Now here's why I didn't rate this 5 stars for EXCELLENT: the script. Don't get me wrong; Douglas Dempsey was terrific on his writing for the CBSRMT series, especially his other works: #1227-POSTAGE DUE, #1274-THE LAST ORBIT, and #1326-TOURIST TRAP. Everything about this story was going great. The character development, the twisted plots, the surprising fact that Rose & Walter broke up in high school (SPOILER ALERT), the stunning climax, and the happy resolution. But if you listen carefully on the parts of the main character's age and remember the timeline of the yearbook, the timing is off. Our main character, Rose Palmer Rossman, is a 41-year-old widow in 1982. Her yearbook in her senior year is from 1962; 20 years ago. QUESTION: If she's 41 in 1982 and she graduated from Lawrence High School in 1962, wouldn't that mean that she graduated at the age of 21??? That was the only mistake that I noticed. Other than that, it was a great mystery story involving high school tales. If you're interested in mystery stories involving high school, check out #1241-THE SENIOR PROM. Until next time…pleasant dreams. =0)

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