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The Second Chance Lady
A door-to-door cosmetics sales lady unwittingly stumbles into the lair of a hold-up guy. She outwits them to stay alive.
Air Dates:
First Run - April 28, 1977
Repeat - September 11, 1977
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A door-to-door makeup saleslady unwittingly stumbles into the lair of a hold-up guy. She outwits them to stay alive.

This is, IMO, a mixed-up, bizarre mess...but in a strange way for this particular episode, maybe that why it's worth a listen. Kind of like "The bloody legend", it's fun to see if you can figure out what was really going on after a few listens. It begins by pairing two fine RMT actresses, Marian Seldes and Teri Keane. Seldes plays the "second chance lady", who works for the "Second chance" company (I believe that's what it was called. I think it was a makeup manufacturer...I never quite was for sure.) Keane plays a former cheerleading captain and beautiful girl (in high school) who now is at the social strata that some describe as rhyming with "might clash". She's apparently shacking up with a hood of some kind who, along with his pals, has just killed some night watchman in a robbery gone somewhat awry but where they've still made out with the money. Seldes seems to know all about Keane's childhood. She starts out saying how Keane's character can have a "second chance", seeming to say that what's inside is what counts for her. Later, she seems to know all about the lead criminal's childhood as well. With a kindly message and with the ability to know these people's pasts, that means she's some kind of angel, or someone sent from above, right? Well, you listen to this one and decide...

***SPOILER ALERT*** Do not read before listening. Having just played the episode I would say it's not the most effective RMT but it is in no way unclear. The hoods are particularly foolish and the cosmetics saleslady has the mind of a profiler. She's able to read them,manipulate them and ultimately turn them against one another. After they shoot it out,she absconds with the stolen money,seizing her second chance.

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