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Title:
A Matter of Love and Death
Plot:
Having grown weary over sharing him with crazed fans, the wife of a legendary football player walks into a police precinct and confesses to his murder.
Episode:
0451
Air Dates:
First Run - March 19, 1976
Repeat - August 4, 1976
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This has got to be one of my most UN-favorite episodes of all time. It's about a celebrity sports figure who has a very disturbed wife who is so jealous of his fans she is going crazy. Then there's this stalker woman Gwen who shows up and I don't know who is more weird, the stalker or the wife. I'm not sure what this show was trying to say, but it seemed to suggest that all fans of celebrities are crazy stalkers. I can understand how Helen (the wife) felt about her husband being grabbed at by crazed fans, but the way she reacted, she was really unhinged. The weird part was that Helen was a starry-eyed fan in the beginning herself and she seemed to only lover him for *who* he was and she was flattered that he was interested in her. I didn't see any genuine love on her part, yet she hated all his fans. The script was written by Elspeth whats-her-name (I really can't remember). For some strange reason, I can tolerate listening to the episode, even though I don't really like it. (smile) The acting is very good, which makes it tolerable. I just don't like the weird characters or the message of the plot - whatever that is.

A woman walks into a police station and confesses to killing her husband -- a famous football player. She had tired of sharing him with obsessive fans.

Fame and fortune come with a high cost that some are more willing to pay than others. A famous football player has been murdered and his wife enters the police station some time after and confesses. Having met in their small town high school only briefly, a now-famous football player marries the now small-town kindergarten teacher. He revels in the frenzied admiration of his fans while she is distraught and sometimes shocked at the lengths these fans will go to get a 'piece' of her famous husband.

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