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Friday, September 22, 2017

Soap Dish #19 (in which you are invited to Cliff and Nina's fourth wedding on All My Children)



Today we revisit All My Children and the dramatic events leading up to the fourth (and final) wedding of Cliff Warner and Nina Cortlandt Connolly on September 22, 1989. So sit back and enjoy 33 episodes of the show (click here for previous AMC posts).

CAST
Ms. Bancroft - Dana Ivey
Pat Baxter - Lee Chamberlin
Trask Bodine - Matt Servitto
Adam Chandler - David Canary
Dixie Chandler - Cady McClain
Julie Chandler - Lauren Holly
Ross Chandler - Robert Gentry
Stuart Chandler - David Canary
Will Cooney - Lonnie Quinn
Matt Connolly - Steve Fletcher
Nina Connolly - Taylor Miller
Daisy Cortlandt - Gillian Spencer
Melanie Cortlandt- Paige Turco
Palmer Cortlandt - James Mitchell
Sean Cudahy - Alan Dysert
Skye Cudahy - Robin Christopher
Tom Cudahy - Richard Shoberg
Bitsy Davidson - Ann Flood
Trevor Dillon - James Kiberd
Brooke English - Julia Barr
Ethel - Barbara Hoovman
Myrtle Fargate - Eileen Herlie
Dr. Angie Hubbard - Debbi Morgan
Frankie Hubbard - Z. Wright
Jeremy Hunter - Jean LeClerc
Natalie Hunter - Kate Collins
Eric Kane/Barney the Clown - Albert Stratton
Cecily Kelly - Rosa Nevin
Nico Kelly - Maurice Benard
Dr. Joe Martin - Ray MacDonnell
Joey Martin - Michael Brainard
Ruth Martin - Mary Fickett
Tad Martin - Michael E. Knight
Barbara Montgomery - Susan Pratt
Erica Kane Montgomery - Susan Lucci
Jackson Montgomery - Walt Willey
Travis Montgomery - Larkin Malloy
David Rampal - Trent Bushey
Marissa Rampal - Nancy Addison
Emily Ann Sago - Liz Vassey
Donna Sago - Candice Earley
Jasper Sloane - Ronald Drake
Myra Murdock Sloane - Elizabeth Lawrence
Dr. Snow - Tom Ligon
Olga Svenson - Peg Murray
Mona Tyler - Frances Heflin
Stan Ulatowski - Eugene J. Anthony
Sarah Valentine - Alyce Webb
Langley Wallingford - Louis Edmonds
Phoebe Wallingford - Ruth Warrick
Bobby Warner - Chris Mazura
Dr. Cliff Warner - Peter Bergman

Wednesday, August 9, 1989
During a party celebrating Angie's appointment as Director of Emergency Services, Nina calls Cliff from Chicago about her ailing son. Travis agrees to undergo life-saving surgery to remove his brain tumor, but he wants to keep the operation a secret from Barbara. Jeremy confronts Marissa about her lies.



Thursday, August 10, 1989
Nina returns to Pine Valley with her son Michael. Jeremy threatens to tell David the truth unless Marissa leaves town.



Friday, August 11, 1989
Mona tells Erica that her father would have gone to prison for larceny if he had not died in an accident. Alone in his room, Barney removes his clown makeup and reveals that he is indeed Eric Kane. Trevor is seriously injured during a fight with Jeremy. Angie discovers Cliff comforting a distraught Nina. Marissa pulls a gun on Natalie in an elevator.









Monday, August 14, 1989
Barney leaves a ceramic handprint on Erica's doorstep, giving her proof that he is her long-lost father. Jeremy prevents Marissa from killing Natalie, but during a struggle with her, she is accidentally shot with her own gun.



Tuesday, August 15, 1989
Marissa dies after declaring her love for David and Jeremy. David blames Natalie for his mother's death. Adam fantasizes about having Dixie committed to a mental hospital. Cliff performs surgery on Nina and Matt's son.



Wednesday, August 16, 1989
A shirtless Nico puts suntan lotion on Cecily. Phoebe learns that Nico only married Cecily for her trust fund.



Thursday, August 17, 1989
Adam continues to try to make Dixie think she is losing her mind. Matt overhears Nina tells Brooke that her life is a disaster.

Wednesday, August 23, 1989 (beginning of episode from 1:03:15 to 1:05:43)

Monday, September 4, 1989 (begins at 1:05:51)
Joey, David and some other college kids have a frisbee throwing contest. Palmer throws a Labor Day picnic. Brooke is surprised to learn of Barbara's pregnancy. Daisy returns to Pine Valley.



Friday, August 18, 1989
Nico and Cecily finally admit their true feelings for one another just before Phoebe and Bitsy confront them about their marriage being a sham. Dixie thinks she's losing her mind when she loses her necklace and her car keys, and Adam later makes her think that their son has been kidnapped again. Donna sings at Kelly's.



Monday, August 21, 1989 (begins at 58:06)
Michael receives blood from a mysterious donor. Nico admits that he's a fortune-hunting gigolo.



Tuesday, August 22, 1989
Trevor reveals to David the truth about Marissa. Skye says goodbye to Adam before leaving Pine Valley. Cecily signs the divorce papers after Bitsy agrees not to charge Nico with fraud. Dixie overhears Adam tell Brooke that he wants things to be the way they used to be.



Wednesday, August 23, 1989
Adam drugs Dixie and later makes her think they made love. Palmer thinks Nina should get a paternity test done on Michael. David gets drunk and spends the night on Emily Ann's couch. The next morning Donna discovers David in only a towel. Angie learns that Nina is not returning to Chicago with Matt.



Thursday, August 24, 1989
Nina tells Matt that she and Michael are staying in Pine Valley. Angie asks Cliff if Michael is his son, and he admits that he might be. Matt wants to know what's going on with Cliff and Nina.



Friday, August 25, 1989
Dixie thinks she needs to see a psychiatrist. Nico dresses up as a cop. A gunman bursts into the courtroom during Cecily and Nico's divorce proceedings. Nina finally admits to Cliff that Michael is his son.



Monday, August 28, 1989
As Cecily is held hostage, Nico declares his love for her. He and Jackson overpower the gunman. The judge denies Cecily and Nico's divorce request. Adam hires a psychiatric nurse to look after Dixie and his son during his absence.



Tuesday, August 29, 1989
Nico and Cecily announce that they don't care about the money.



Wednesday, August 30, 1989
Adam gaslights Dixie while pretending to be on a business trip to Singapore. After Nina admits that Cliff is Michael's father, Matt thinks she still loves Cliff. Nico and Cecily head to Hawaii for a long-awaited honeymoon.



Thursday, August 31, 1989
Nico and Cecily renew their marriage vows in Hawaii. Palmer is upset to learn of Melanie's decision to move into a student dorm. Myra tells Nina that Daisy is coming to Pine Valley to be with her.



Friday, September 1, 1989
Angie is surprised to find Nina staying at Cliff's. She asks if Nina's decision to divorce Matt has anything to do with Cliff. Dixie finds Adam Jr.'s clothes torn up and thinks she did it. Julie asks Jackson to have dinner with her. Nina tells Cliff that she and Matt are divorcing. Cliff tells Angie that Michael is his son.



Tuesday, September 5, 1989
Palmer kisses Daisy during a quarrel about Nina. Adam puts detergent in Adam Jr.'s formula while Dixie is out of the room.



Wednesday, September 6, 1989
Adam pretends to be Stuart and tells Ms. Bancroft that Dixie put detergent in the baby's bottle. Donna and Natalie throw Angie a wedding shower at the hospital. While listening to Barbra Streisand sing "The Way We Were" on the radio, Nina drives her car off the side of the road during a thunderstorm.



Thursday, September 7, 1989
Finding a dazed Nina, Cliff takes her to the hospital, where she goes into a diabetic coma. Natalie finds Trevor in her house.



Friday, September 8, 1989
Ross tells Brooke he's moving to San Francisco. Angie overhears Cliff tell Nina that he can't lose her. Dixie tells Tad about her dream that she drowned Adam Jr. in the bathtub. Adam overhears this, and Dixie later finds the baby's teddy bear floating in the bathtub.



Monday, September 11, 1989
After Dixie has a breakdown, Adam arranges for her to be committed to the Laurel Hill mental hospital.



Tuesday, September 12, 1989
Nico and Cecily's apartment is robbed. Jackson is angry that Erica continues to neglect her business while searching for her father. Tad vows to get Dixie out of Laurel Hill.



Wednesday, September 13, 1989
Angie tells Cliff that Nina still loves him, and later she returns his engagement ring.



Thursday, September 14, 1989
Cecily think Dixie's situation is similar to the old Ingrid Bergman film, Gaslight. Tad tries to prove that Adam was not in Singapore on a business trip.



Friday, September 15, 1989
Emily Ann daydreams about a Cinderella future with David. Tad finds the surveillance equipment that Adam used to spy on Dixie.



Monday, September 18, 1989 (edited episode)
Angie agrees to write Trevor a letter of recommendation to the police department. She later wishes Cliff much happiness with Nina.



Tuesday, September 19, 1989
Ross says goodbye to Stuart and Adam. Melanie and David's proximity at the coed dorm becomes too close for comfort. Nico and Cecily take a shower together.



Wednesday, September 20, 1989
Cecily and Nico get a dog. Palmer is thrilled that Cliff and Nina have reconciled. Tad tells Dixie about Adam's scheme to drive her insane.



Thursday, September 21, 1989
Tad eavesdrops on Adam and Dr. Snow, and he is stunned when Adam signs papers allowing the doctor to perform experimental treatments on Dixie. When Angie returns her wedding dress to Myrtle, Nina comes out of the dressing room in her own wedding dress.



Friday, September 22, 1989
Nina and Cliff marry a fourth (and final) time before moving to Denver. Adam arrives just as Tad is trying to leave the hospital with Dixie. Daisy turns down Palmer's marriage proposal.

Taylor Miller returned as Nina for brief appearances in 1995, 1996 and 2010, while Peter Bergman has played the role of Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless since November 27, 1989.

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