Jackie Vincoeur (guest star Valerie
Perrine), a swindler by nature, arrives in town and announces she is Holling's
daughter. Holling is even more shocked than the rest of the townspeople, having
believed he was sterile due to a childhood case of the mumps. Knowing the Vincoeurs
are a bad lot, that they are vicious, cruel people, Holling is worried that
the family line will not end with him as he had planned.
Jackie lives up to the Vincoeur family name. She is immediately a bad influence
on Shelly, encouraging her to drink, smoke and gamble.
The unscrupulous Jackie cheats and takes advantage of anyone who crosses her
path. True to her character, she admits to Holling the only reason she tracked
him down was to coerce him into giving her money.
out of her mother's house because she's tired of always living by mother's rules
and asks Maggie to help her find a house to buy. After showing Marilyn numerous
homes, Maggie finally finds Marilyn's dream house. In the meantime, Marilyn's
mother (guest star Armenia Miles) puts her house on the market, because
without her daughter living there she doesn't need such a big place. Marilyn
buys it and invites her mother to live there but only under her own rules.
Ed is excited
to see Princess, a crane he nurtured when she was abandoned as a baby, on her
armual pass through Cicely. He notices she is the only one in the flock without
a mate and teaches her how to find one.