Episode 8.           
          Rossi confirms that Betty Anderson is pregnant.

WA:       It's a long ride home for Rodney Harrington and Allison 
          Mackenzie.  They aren't talking much.  They've said about 
          all there is to say to one another at Tucker's Pond.  
          That's the "Lovers Lane" of Peyton Place. 
Intro:    The waterfront.  Breakers crashing against the rocks.  The 
          Harrington house.  Rodney is finally driving Allison home.  
          Tower clock sounds two times loudly and 9 more times more 
          softly with scene of George Anderson.  It is 11:00 pm.

Written by Franklin Barton and Theodore and Mathilde Ferro
Directed by Ted Post 
Scene 1:  George is downstairs in the Anderson livingroom pursuing 
          his lifelong hobby, drinking.  Julie is upstairs in bed.  
          Betty is pacing the floor in her bedroom, troubled. 
Scene 2:  Meanwhile, Dr. Rossi is walking Constance to her door.  She 
          observes to Rossi that this is Indian summer.  [Indian 
          Summer is a period of mild, warm, hazy weather following 
          the first frost of autumn].  He gives Constance the 
          rationale for his leaving New York City for Peyton Place, 
          Massachusetts.  They arrive at the house.  She invites him 
          in.  Inside, Constance calls for her daughter, Allison.  
          She offers Rossi a drink.  He notices the picture of the 
          purported Mr. Mackenzie.  He picks it up and looks at it 
          closely, and puts it back on the mantle.  They agree to 
          call each other "Michael" and "Connie." They sit and begin 
          to talk.  Rossi explains to Constance that he and Dr. 
          Donald Brooks were classmates in medical school.  He was 
          born in New York City and grew up there.  Constance hears a 
          car drive up.  She knows that Norman Harrington doesn't 
          have a car.  She looks out the window and sees that it is 
          Rodney Harrington. 
Scene 3:  Outside, still in the car, Allison and Rodney are talking.  
          She thanks Rodney for a lovely evening.  Then the 
          conversation takes a downturn. 
Scene 4:  Allison comes in the house and greets her mother and Dr. 
          Rossi.  He exits gracefully by telling Constance that he'll 
          see her tomorrow at the festival.  Allison goes up to her 
          room and lies on the bed to have a private cry.  Constance 
          goes up to Allison's room.  She asks her mother why she 
          can't be like other girls.  She talks about how her mother 
          hasn't loved anybody for 18 years. 
Scene 5:  The next morning, the tower bell is sounding.  In Rossi's 
          private office, in the Peyton Professional Building, which 
          used to be Dr. Donald Brooks office, Dr. Rossi talks with 
          Betty.  He tells her that he is certain that she is 
          pregnant.  This is her second visit concerning the 
          pregnancy.  He asks her where she is going.  She is not 
          sure.  Betty leaves and walks by the Pillory. 

          On the square, Rossi meets up with Matthew Swain and his 
          faithful dog, Rip.  This is the day of the Founders Day 
          Festival.  They are outside the Book Gallery.  A window 
          sign reads "Constance Mackenzie Art Objects."  Matthew 
          observes how fine a display it is.  Laura Brooks drives up 
          in her convertible and invites Matthew and Michael to 
          "Sunday brunch at the Harrington house."  Matthew declines 
          and Michael accepts.  He says he needs to speak to Leslie 
          about Seth Clay, a mill worker.  [See episode 4.] 
Scene 6:  George is on the couch at the Anderson house reading a 
          newspaper.  It is probably a copy of the "Clarion" although 
          it looks bigger than one would think reasonable for a daily 
          newspaper in a town of only 9875. 
Scene 7:  Constance is tending the flowers outside the Mackenzie 
          house.  Allison comes out carrying a basket.  Allison 
          opines that she wishes they could bloom all year round.  
          Rodney drives up in his convertible and invites them to 
          join him for the "Harrington Sunday Brunch".  Constance 
          asks Rodney how his parents are.  They are fine.  Rodney 
          suggests that she cut the stems shorter so they will take 
          to water better.  Rodney demonstrates his floral knowledge 
          by defining chrysanthemum as "golden flower." 
Scene 8:  Laura Brooks drives Dr. Rossi to the Harrington house and 
          they are admitted by Christine, the maid, who will later 
          inherit $1000 on the death of Catherine.  [Christine was 
          nigh perfect domestic.  The only faux pas we recall 
          her making resulted from not knowing the proper way to 
          address Betty.]  Laura introduces the new doctor to the 
          assembled crowd including Catherine Peyton Harrington, the 
          mistress and hostess of the Harrington mansion.  Dr. Morton 
          is talking to Leslie.  Leslie introduces Dr. Morton to Dr. 

          [It seems strange to us that Dr. Rossi had not previously 
          gone to Doctors Hospital to meet the chief-of-staff.  This 
          could explain some of the hostility that Dr. Morton showed 
          toward Rossi.  Rossi purchased Dr. Brooks practice from 
          Laura without meeting her, seeing Peyton Place or even 
          seeing the hospital.]  

          Norman walks up and speaks to his aunt Laura who introduces 
          him to Dr. Rossi.  Norman sometimes calls her "cousin".  
          Norman looks out the window and sees that his brother, 
          Rodney, has brought Allison Mackenzie.  Rodney brings 
          Allison inside the mansion and tells her he will never hurt 
          her again.  He tells her that he really does love her.  
          This was possibly the first time anyone, other than her 
          mother, had ever told her that.  Allison evidently relates 
          to older men.  Rodney gets a phone call from Betty. 
Scene 9:  In the Anderson house, Betty is on her bedroom in her 
          bedroom sulking, much like Allison in scene 3.  Julie comes 
          in and attempts to comfort her.  Julie says she may be as 
          much to blame for the break-up as Betty. 
Preview:  Catherine talks with Leslie.  Julie talks with Betty.  
          CH:   I was young and pretty when you married me and my 
                father owned the mill. 
          LH:   Catherine, please.  
          CH:   And now I'm not so young, and you run the mill.  
          LH:   I built up that business for you and your father.  
                And I've earned every cent I get out of it. 
          CH:   Have you ever stopped to think, Leslie, what would 
                happen to you if we separated?  
          JA:   Betty, you can't run away from it.  
          BA:   I'm not.  Okay, I am.  But I just found out this 
                morning.  Dr. Rossi wasn't sure until this morning. 
                Just give me some time. 

To be politically correct, Indian Summer should be called Native 
  American Summer.