Special Sub-Topic: 1972 Year in Review
|Who gave a major anti Vietnam War speech?|
Ruth Martin. Ruth always made known her views of being in opposition to The Vietnam War and became the major voice, in Pine Valley, against the war after Amy left town. In one episode, Ruth gave a long but serious speech opposing the war and, due to this speech, the actress who played Ruth, Mary Fickett, won a Daytime Emmy. Fickett was the first soap opera actor/actress to win a Daytime Emmy.
|While Tara made wedding plans with Chuck Tyler, who was she secretly dating?|
Phil Brent. In the past year, Tara and Chuck planned to marry but, at their wedding, Nick Davis stood up and said he objected to them marrying since Tara still loved Phil. Nick and Chuck fought and Chuck collapsed due to kidney failure. He was rushed to the hospital and survived. Joe told Tara that it was mainly her love that got Chuck to continue to live and she should still be with him. Tara continued to discuss, with Chuck, a new wedding date but she did not let him know that she was secretly dating Phil. Their secret dating stopped when Phil was drafted to Vietnam.
|Which couple married themselves in 1972?|
Phil Brent and Tara Martin. Phil was about to leave for Vietnam but his feelings for Tara were not fully resolved. On the night before he left, he asked Tara to marry him and they agreed. They drove to find a justice of the peace but a blizzard prevented them from getting to one. They noticed a roadside chapel and went inside. Even though there was no priest there, they decided to marry themselves and perform their own ceremony.
|Tara came up with the idea to pass off her baby as Chuck's.|
f. On the night before Phil went off to Vietnam, he and Tara made love and Tara discovered that she was pregnant with her baby. Phil was presumed dead, in Vietnam, and Chuck and Tara became closer as a result of his presumed death. Chuck told Tara that both of them should inform everyone they had eloped, a few weeks after Chuck got released from the hospital, and everyone would then assume Tara's baby was Chuck's. Chuck told Tara that Phil would want that and Tara went along with his plan.
|Phoebe disapproved of her daughter, Anne, dating whom?|
Nick Davis. Phoebe did not like Nick since, prior to his dating Anne, Nick bonded with Phoebe and tried to use her for money to open his dance studio. Phoebe felt Nick was the kind of man who used women and did not love them but only loved manipulating their affections. Every time that Phoebe intervened to try and break up Nick and Anne, they just got closer. Eventually, Nick and Anne broke up and divorced since Anne started to become smitten with Paul Martin and Nick became attracted to Kitty Shea.
|Who was told, in 1972, that it would be unlikely that he could create a child?|
Nick Davis. Nick and Anne got married and Anne really wanted a baby. Nick went to see a doctor and his doctor told him that his sperm count was low that it would be very difficult for him to have a baby. This persuaded Nick to divorce Anne so she could be free to find someone who could give her a child. In order to get that divorce, Nick provoked fights, with Anne, that she could not take it anymore and they both agreed to a divorce.
|When Erica went to New York City, in 1972, she met which modeling agent?|
Jason Maxwell. Erica was excited to work at Anne's fashion boutique and this influenced her to get into the modeling business. When Erica went on a buying trip, to New York City, she met Jason Maxwell. She urged Jason to sign her up, to his modeling agency. However, Jason wanted Erica for himself, not to be a model for his agency.
|While Erica started out in modeling, which older woman, who was once a model, did she first meet?|
Margo Flax. Erica managed to get Jason Maxwell to sign her up, as a model, and that was when she befriended a woman named Margo Flax. Margo used to be a model and told Erica she could teach her about the modeling business. Erica accepted her offer and Margo began to give her lessons on life as a model.
|Jeff first confided in which staff member at Pine Valley Hospital, that he married a selfish woman in Erica Kane?|
Frank Grant. Jeff first went to another resident physician, Frank Grant, to get advice with him on how to handle being married to a narcissistic woman in Erica. Frank informed Jeff that he and his wife, Nancy, had careers and still managed to find time with each other. Eventually, everyone at the hospital started to give advice to Jeff, about his marriage, and Jeff started to become more estranged from Erica. When Jeff seemed unhappy, about Erica, he got comfort from Mary Kennicott.
|Who did Nick hire to work at his dance studio?|
Kitty Shea. Nick became lonely and he started to develop feelings for Kitty Shea. He had just hired Kitty to teach dance at his dance studio. Nick gave Kitty a lot of attention and, despite how often he spoke about Anne, Kitty felt optimistic that he would love her. They soon began to have an affair.
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