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Girl Talk


Two former schoolmates compare their present lives many years later. One has chosen to be a homemaker while another deals with bureaucratic politics in her capacity as a Senator. Even through the process of taking stock, one of them plans a murder.



Air Dates

  • First Run - May 16, 1978
  • Repeat - October 29, 1978





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8 Responses to Episode 0834

"Girl Talk" shows brief moments of potential brilliance. But even the shining talent of Teri Keene as a desperate and potentially homicidal housewife was not enough to keep my interest in Sam Dann’s dialogue-heavy meeting between old friends waxing nostalgic on how their lives turned out. The premise is actually a unique and quite brave undertaking by Dann. However improved dialogue work and additional suspense could have served this story better. I give “Girl Talk” 2 stars out of 5.

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I liked all the flashback sequences. This was good; not great, but good.


I remember cbsrmt quite well. Teri Keane is great as usual. The show, though, is a bit long on dialogue. Give it a 4 out of 5.


Started out with so much promise and heads into interesting territory for a CBSRMT, but ultimately finished with a copout ending....sigh. One of those episodes that seems to be going so well then all of a sudden the editor decides it needs to end more quickly.


Did you say copout ending? Far from it. This was a planned and calculated ending by the writer. It is a typical O Henry ending. Start with the title, Girl Talk which tells of the two school friends who because of the one date with the guy rival they wound up leading totally opposite lives, which both hated and led them to virtual blows and their hands around their necks throttling each other. Well then the guy cause of all this walks into the restaurant and the women ask him do you remember that fateful day? Says he, "Not at all. Can't remember a thing, he was too drunk!" See, typically clever O Henry ending.


This is the type of story that Elspeth Eric would have tried to tackle, (and it would have ended up being about "daddy" issues for both women, lol!) I usually don't like mellow drama, soap opera type episodes, but Sam Dann, and the actors, did a really good job. For story purposes, I loved how each woman sees each other's life as ideal, yet both are miserable in their own way. I think a better title for this episode would have been "The Grass is Always Greener" or "The Other Side of the Fence" because it is a perfect example of just that. I don't know why people think the dialogue was too much. I thought it was great, and quite realistic, right down to the man who kept knocking and saying the senator was late for her meeting, lol! Nice touch. I thought it might have been better not to have Terri's character plot a murder. I think that considering the way it ended, and they friendship that both women actually shared, the murder aspect was a bit unbelievable. I would have personally liked it better if they had just gotten into a huge fight, and once they both cooled off, after trying to tear each other's hair out, they both realize they are no longer jealous of each other. Still, overall, it was a good episode. I also liked the end where James doesn't remember what he said. It is so typical of men to forget, yet the women dwell on every detail, lol!


I thought this was a revealing episode of 2 friends gone in very different directions. Not even written by a man, so how would he even completely understand? Well written, very well acted. I’d give it 4 & 1/2 stars!


I enjoyed the dialogue, found the story intriguing AND absolutely loved the way it ended!


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