Lord Marchmain, fatally ill, returns to England and prepares to die at Brideshead. Charles and Julia plan to marry and hope Brideshead will be theirs - but Julia's faith and sense of mortal sin are troubling her.
Bridey rebukes Julia for her affair with Charles, and Cordelia brings news of Sebastian living a dismal life in a remote monastery in North Africa.
Charles and Julia meet on a transatlantic liner and begin an affair. Rex Mottram and Charles's wife conspire against them.
Bridey is planning to demolish Marchmain House, the family's London residence, and commissions Charles to paint some last pictures of its interior before the old place comes down. Meanwhile, Charles's marriage is collapsing.
With Lady Marchmain very near to death, Charles searches French Morocco for Sebastian. He finds him, and is shocked by what he finds.
Rex Mottram is determined to marry Julia, a prospect which appals Lady Marchmain, who is fatally ill. She reluctantly agrees to a secret engagement. Then Brideshead makes his own dramatic announcement, and Julia reveals how far she has already gone in her relationship with Rex.Meanwhile, Rex is looking for Sebastian and believes Charles is hiding him.
Charles comes home from Paris to spend New Year 1925 at Brideshead, but Sebastian behaves disgracefully. The Marchmains are trying to stop Sebastian from drinking by keeping him penniless, and Charles incurs their anger by giving him money.
Sebastian's alcoholism, depression and misbehaviour become more and more of a problem. He is sent down (expelled) from Oxford and after an unhappy Easter at Brideshead goes abroad with a tutor, leaving Charles devastated. Charles's father agrees to his leaving the University to become a painter, so long as he also goes overseas.
Charles gets closer to Sebastian's family, with the result that he and Sebastian begin to grow apart. Then one night they get drunk, go for a drive with some girls, and Sebastian is charged with drunk driving. Julia's boyfriend Rex Mottram persuades the court that there are mitigating circumstances. Meanwhile, Aloysius seems to have been written out.
While Sebastian recovers from a broken foot, he and Charles enjoy a long summer vacation on their own (apart from the servants) at Brideshead, drinking a lot of good wine. Then other members of the family arrive and have a lot to say about religion - the Flytes are devoutly Catholic.
1944: in the fifth year of the Second World War, a thoughtful middle-aged British Army officer, Captain Charles Ryder, finds himself posted unexpectedly to Brideshead Castle. Ryder has been there before, and time slips back to when he was an undergraduate at Oxford, twenty years before. There he meets Sebastian Flyte (a young man with a teddy bear) when Sebastian, rolling drunk, vomits through Charles's window and sends him flowers to apologize. Charles visits Brideshead for the first time.
Jim and Sir Humphrey pass the buck to protect each other when they appear before a select committee investigating charges of waste in Hacker’s ministry, until Jim’s higher loyalties are called upon.
Sir Humphrey uses Jim’s promise to keep a popular city farm project open to get special permission for an additional nine floors on a proposed skyscraper.
When Jim is betrayed by a Cabinet colleague over his plans to bring in jobs for British workers, he thinks about leaving Westminster and becoming a European Commissioner, But when Sir Humphrey learns who his replacement will be, he tries to change Jim’s mind.
Jim has the chance of creating jobs, and saving a chemical company, when they are offered the chance to manufacture a highly dangerous chemical, but when the news gets out that it might be too dangerous, he has to back down.
When Jim learns that when in opposition he was bugged by the secret service, he decides to bring in legislation to kerb the bugging, only to find out that he is on the death list of a group of terrorist’s, and the best way to find them, is by bugging phone lines
When Jim learns that he can block civil servant’s honours, he blackmails them into cutting their budgets, but when he hears that he might be in line for an honorary degree, he has to back down.
When Jim learns that a brand new hospital still has no medical staff, but hundreds of civil servants working there, he proposes that half of the civil servants be sacked and use the money saved to open wards with medical staff.
To boost post-yuletide morale on Dec 26, Potter has the officers and enlisted men change places for the day.
Stephanie enters some candid photos of Archie in a photography contest.
Alex\'s first date rekindles the protectionist approach Ann took with her daughters.
George doesn\'t understand why he wasn\'t invited to a posh gala event at the Whittendale apartment, until Tom, Helen, Louise and Florence break the news the Whittendale \"\"hates his guts.\"\" Wanting to earn some respect, George takes charm lessons in order to live up to the standards of the behavior of \"\"rich folks\"\"
Albert and Herbert are out of money. To get some income, Albert suggests that they should let Herbert\'s room to some lodger. Herbert protests vehemently and threatens to move out of the house. When Albert leaves a notice about the room at an accommodation agency, Herbert slinks in and takes it away. Both of them want to finish the quarrel and forget the whole idea about the room, but none of them will lose their face in front of the other and admit their mistake.
When Angela couldn\'t tolerate Lance\'s irresponsible behavior, she prevents her grandson from becoming the proud owner of Falcon Crest, therefore, she kicks him out, much to her contempt. Discovering from him of his grandmother\'s feelings towards him, he tries to please Angela by blowing up Chase\'s pump house and cause a fight in the springhouse, and later gets arrested, before he gets grounded by Angela, not Julia (though she told Lance, her mother was under the impression, who also gave Lance to him, away from Julia, as a little boy)! Once grape harvesting begins, Lance tries to please Angela, again, by paying off Chase\'s staff, afterwards, to make Lance jealous, Angela escorts Cole into becoming the new heir of Falcon Crest, who straightens out with his father about Chase\'s staff losing pickers. Cole learned about this, he takes the keys and the car back to Angela, returning to his parents\' house. Lance told Angela about his actions, and the staff, before Chase confronts Angela about her doings with Cole and about Chase\'s staff being gone and demanded that the staff returns, early in the morning.
Richard and Laura plan a romantic getaway, but Richard has to cancel when his boss asks him to throw a client party with prostitutes. Richard\'s boss ignores all of his business ideas, and only wants him to throw parties. Laura thinks he is having an affair, so goes to Santa Barbara with Scooter out of spite. Laura and Scooter kiss. At the party, one of the prostitutes passes out so Richard brings her home and puts her in the shower to wake her. He is all wet, and tells Laura that he fell into a pool. He later tells her the truth, but she doesn\'t believe him. KLMotors is being audited, but no one can decipher the books, so Karen rehires Abby. After the audit, the auditor suggests Karen send Abby to an accounting class. Although she had only hired her temporarily, Karen asks Abby to stay on.
A truck driver dies just days after being splashed by a caustic chemical he was illegally dumping. Quincy uncovers the cause of his death and investigates further, trying to find where the chemicals were dumped before it rains and a dangerous chemical cloud is created.
Horizon presents a documentary on the advances of computer graphics and its multiple uses in simulating reality in industry and science. It looks at the manipulation of 3-D images to paint, animate, design, and test scientific hypothesis.
Mary, Adam, Hester Sue, the Wilders, and the Ingalls are all together for Christmas. The snow begins falling and soon they are snowed in by a blizzard. To pass time, several of them tell stories. Laura talks about the Christmas in Kansas when Mr. Edwards came.
Archie must accept the fact that Stephanie is growing up when she attends her first school dance.
Schneider contemplates taking Ann\'s cousin to a dance.
When George discovers Louise is keeping a diary, he goes all out to try to read it. Including staying up all night to try to wriggle it out of Louise\'s clutches. However, one day when she leaves it unguarded, George takes a peek and is shocked by it\'s contents which detail a number of affairs that Louise appears to be carrying on.
Miss Ellie turns on J.R. as J.R. tries to get Sue Ellen declared an unfit mother. Meanwhile, Ray pulls out of his development deal.
Chase, lacking of staff, needing to owe $50,000 in property taxes, who, tries to sell all his grapes before harvest time, only to get Angela to buy them below their retail price. Chase chooses to sell them, after Gus told him that another buyer is interested in paying above their price for his grapes. When Angela learns about the business deal, she chooses to purchase the man\'s mortgage from the bank, so he can drop a deal with Chase, around the same time The Giobertis decide to sell their house in New York, to stay on board.
Karen\'s old boyfriend, Teddy Becker, comes to visit. Teddy is convinced that Diana is his daughter, but Karen assures him that she is Sid\'s. After hearing Teddy tell Diana that his sons asked to be adopted by their stepfather, Karen decided to let him think that Diana could be his. However, Karen shows Diana a photo of Sid\'s grandmother, who looks exactly like Diana. Richard gives Laura a new car for her Christmas gift, but then Scooter comes by with a brand new Mercedes for her. Val is upset by past Christmas memories of her when her father died and Lilimae abandoned her. Gary reminds Val that Lilimae was only 14 when she got married, so Val should give her a break. Lilimae gives Val a quilt and they make up.
The 12th is overrun with homeless vagrants on Christmas; a greeting-card writer snaps; a cattle prod is the weapon of choice for a local merchant.
Colt is sent after the Rio Brothers who are much worse than he knows.
A nineteen-year old boy, with a malignant tumor, dies in a car accident. Quincy does the autopsy and meets the family. He goes to meet Dr. Pendleton, a doctor who deals with people who are close to death, and wants to learn how to deal with people who have just identified a loved one in a more dignified way. He spends some time with the doctor and even takes his place for a while.
While wrapping in Bardwell\'s one day, Charles Grodin comes in and chats to the girls. Laverne mistakingly thinks he\'s asking her out and she invites him over for dinner. That night at dinner all the gang are there and Charles arrives. Shirley thinks he\'s after their gift wrapping jobs at Bardwell\'s so she is mean to him, and Lenny and Squiggy are there arguing with Laverne and Shirley becuase there was no water to rinse Squiggy\'s hair. Shirley and Carmine are arguing because she\'s tired of Carmine taking her out to eat on coupon dinners. Everybody is arguing and Charles tries to turn it around, but ends up hurting Laverne\'s feelings when it\'s declared that he didn\'t ask her out. This prompts the guys to ask him to leave, after that they all start being nice to each other and feel guilty as this was what Charles was preaching earlier. Charles comes back in to try to clear the air, and is forgiven by Laverne and the gang and they all head out to eat.
Dateless for an upcomming concert, Jenny is set up with Eugene Belvin by Joanie and Chachi. They, along with Fonzie, try to make Eugene appeal to Jenny by making him seem more manly.
JJHart, the Hart\'s filly looks like a winner. However, two men with a great deal riding on the upcoming horserace can\'t afford to have their horse beat.
B.J. and Hawkeye resolve to clear Klinger\'s name after he chooses Winchester to defend him at his military court-martial.
Sketches include \"\"The Phone Company,\"\" \"\"Tales of the Unlikely,\"\" \"\"Washed-Up Tom Snyder,\"\" \"\"MX-5 Tampons,\"\" and \"\"The Economics of Christmas.\"\" The Spinners perform \"\"I\'ll Be Around.\"\"
Miss Ellie discovers J.R.\'s true motives as J.R. heads to a broker to look into selling Ewing stock. Meanwhile, Bobby uncovers the truth about Kristin\'s baby.
Paul, an old friend of Chase comes to Falcon Crest, where they spent a great deal thinking of the times they had, while attending the Air Force. After taking a trip down memory lane, the two decided to turn their flying business into action, where they disagreed on where it needed to be located. Angela and her family finds out about this, and that Paul has no intention of doing a flying service, when he lies to Chase about the large sum of money from Chase to cover his gambling debt, this led Angela into kicking Paul out of Falcon Crest. When Paul tries to go with his plan, this made the businesses of Chase, Maggie and Julia, as to how he nearly ruined the vineyard, when they find a way to get this vineyard back.
Richard\'s boss asks him to procure prostitutes for clients and he does. When Val receives a postcard from Olivia, a detective is able to find the kids. Abby goes there and Jeff tells her that the state won\'t honor California custody laws. Abby begins manipulating Jeff, but he tells her that he knows what she is doing. Abby perseveres, and soon has Jeff back in love with her. She agrees to remarry him and they all drive back to Knots Landing. On the day of the wedding, Jeff and his mother wait at the Court House for Abby to show up. Instead, a deputy shows up and serves Jeff a restraining order so he can\'t see his children or esle he will be arrested for kidnapping. Karen later tells Abby that she really hurt Jeff. Abby replies, \"\"He hurt me. Nobody does that!\"\"
A manufacturer of computer game processors is accused of espionage; a WAC supplements her income on the street.
Colt is sent to a country town to pick up an arson suspect. The town\'s people of Federalsburg, and the suspect\'s mother, insist he is dead and buried.
Laverne moves in with her new boyfriends but after having a talk with Lenny, she begins to have second thoughts. Laverne\'s new boyfriends asks Laverne to move in with him. Laverne tells Shirley she\'s moving out and this prompts a speech from Shirley seeing as Laverne isn\'t marrying the guy just living with him. Laverne convinces Shirley she really want to go, but asks Shirley to cover for her with her father. Needless to say not long after Laverne leaves, Frank turns up looking for Laverne. Shirley has to lie to him to keep him from suspecting the truth. Lenny turns up at Laverne\'s new apartment just in time to convince Laverne to re-think what she\'s doing. The boyfriend doesn\'t want to get married so Laverne realizes her mistake and moves back with Shirley.
Joanie takes care of Richie Jr. for the weekend while Lori Beth visits Richie in Greenland, Howard and Marion go to New York on business, and Fonzie is away at a teacher\'s convention. Jenny invites several people over for a party against Joanie\'s wishes. On top of that, the boiler breaks down.
A psychotic man pours a blinding chemical into the Harts pool. Seconds after Jonathan dives in for his morning swim, he surfaces, screaming in pain.
The military police think they\'ve solved a rash of thefts at the 4077th when they apprehend Klinger with Hawkeye\'s stolen camera.
Mrs. Oleson changes the restaurant into a franchise restaurant, She has a hard time living up to the agreement of the franchise. Charles and Nels get together and decide to open up a restaurant of their own, right across the street. The new restaurant forces Mrs. Oleson\'s restaurant out of business. The town is now back to normal, or at least as normal as it can be.
Horizon reports on the efforts of the British Advanced Passenger Train (APT) engineering team trying to prepare the new APT for its first run.
Stephanie\'s father Floyd, steals money that Stephanie received as a gift. Stephanie finds out and lets him keep the money because he is broke.
Barbara hatches a plan to repay Mark for their disastrous first date.
Louise is furious when she learns that George is the businessman who plans on building over a local children\'s playground. However, George has second thoughts after he makes a visit to the playground.
When Chase Gioberti (Robert Foxworth) learned that he lost his father (Harry Townes), two feuding heads of a California wine-producing family chose to put all their moments behind for Jason Gioberti\'s funeral. When younger daughter, Emma Channing (Margaret Ladd) was responsible for her uncle\'s death, Angela Channing (Jane Wyman) tyrannical matriarch and owner of Falcon Crest, protects and calms her. When Chase\'s family heads back to New York, after the death of his father, he begins to remember all the fun times he had with his father. It was also Chase\'s call for his wife, Maggie Gioberti (Susan Sullivan) and children, Cole (William R. Moses) and Vicky (Jamie Rose), to move to their own house in California, at Falcon Crest, after a year\'s sabbatical that has taken a toll on his family. Unhappy with Chase\'s family moving back to the vineyard, Angela comes up with a way to forsake them, consequently, her grandson, Lance Cumson (Lorenzo Lamas) was shocked to hear about her decision for a competitive family to go back east.
Cliff confronts J.R. about the note he is holding for the Ewings and threatens foreclosure. Meanwhile, Bobby uncovers a link between Kristin and J.R.
Abby is upset and trying to find her children. She answers the phone and it\'s Olivia, but the line goes dead. After that, she doesn\'t want to leave the house in case Olivia calls again. But this doesn\'t stop her from dating; she just has them sleep over. Val and Gary see a newscast about Lilimae helping to sop a thief. The news says Lilimae is homeless, so Val invites her to their house. The next day, Lilimae is arrested for shoplifting, but the jude says he\'ll only give her six months probation if Val and Gary assume responsibility for her. Val invites her to stay with them.
A man is knocked down and killed by a drunk driver. Quincy is outraged to discover that the killer is likely to get away with a light sentence and tries to change things. His digging uncovers much more than he, and the prosecutor, could ever have expected.
Colt is sent to the Mohave Desert to bring back a biker wanted for drug dealing, rape and assault. He infiltrates the biker club and competes with them in difficult stunts.