The BEST episodes of Soap season 4

Every episode of Soap season 4, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Soap season 4!

Sisters Mary Campbell and Jessica Tate lead soap-opera lives with their crazy families.

Last Updated: 6/11/2024Network: ABC (US)Status: Ended
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Episode 4.6
star
8.08
24 votes

#1 - Episode 4.6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/17/1980

Danny finds a hooker who will help bring Tibbs to justice. The cash-poor Tates hold a barbecue. Leslie gets more creative in her efforts to kill Billy. Jessica accepts El Puerco's invitation to spend the night in his tent.

Directors: J.D. Lobue
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Episode 4.16 (Part 2)
star
8.06
18 votes

#2 - Episode 4.16 (Part 2)

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/20/1981

Burt receives a tip about a major drug transaction. Danny tells Burt that he's in love with Annie. The Tates worry about Jessica. Jessica makes life difficult for her captors. The communists demand El Puerco's surrender. Jessica prepares to face her execution. Chester catches Danny in bed with Annie. Burt walks into an ambush. Jessica faces a firing squad.

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Episode 4.16 (Part 1)
star
7.42
45 votes

#3 - Episode 4.16 (Part 1)

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/20/1981

The Governor asks Burt to disassociate himself from his family. El Puerco's enemies take Jessica hostage. The Tates receive the kidnappers' terms. Julius comforts Mary. Burt's enemies plot to kill him.

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Episode 4.14 (Part 2)
star
7.41
17 votes

#4 - Episode 4.14 (Part 2)

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/23/1981

El Puerco learns a few things about women after spending the night with Jessica, Eunice is driving Dutch a bit crazy with her fantasy games in bed, Chester and Annie announce that they are married, but Chester continues to act possessively toward Jessica, Mary walks out on Burt when he accuses her of being drunk, Dutch fails to turn Eunice on with his Cyrano de Bergerac costume, Jodie comes out of hypnosis believing that he's a 90-year-old Jewish man named Julius Kassendorf

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Episode 4.15 (Part 2)
star
7.39
44 votes

#5 - Episode 4.15 (Part 2)

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/13/1981

El Puerco challenges Chester to a duel. Jessica expresses concern about Burt and Mary's marital problems. Danny and Annie succumb to their sexual attraction. Maggie meets Julius. Burt makes political enemies after addressing a panel of senators.

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Episode 4.10
star
7.35
52 votes

#6 - Episode 4.10

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/21/1981

Jessica and Chester announce their divorce. Danny reveals his love for Gwen. Jodie tells the family about his affair with Maggie. At a party for El Puerco, Danny is shot.

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Episode 4.11
star
6.88
52 votes

#7 - Episode 4.11

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/28/1981

Annie realizes Chester is still in love with Jessica but agrees to marry him anyway. Jessica tries in vain to seduce El Puerco. Burt vows to find Tibbs and make him pay for shooting Danny. The Campbells learn that Danny will need a kidney transplant, which forces Mary to reveal a devastating secret.

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Episode 4.9
star
6.82
49 votes

#8 - Episode 4.9

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/14/1981

Jessica returns home with El Puerco and his three Juans. Danny asks Gwen to move in with him. Jodie and Maggie, on their way to Alaska to find Wendy, admit their mutual attraction. Burt suffers a crisis of faith.

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Episode 4.12 (Part 1)
star
6.81
52 votes

#9 - Episode 4.12 (Part 1)

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/9/1981

News that Chester is Danny's father rocks the family. Chester reluctantly agrees to donate a kidney to Danny. Jessica is devastated that Mary had a child by Chester. Meanwhile, Jodie and Maggie track Carol and Wendy to a kung-fu fortress in Malibu.

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Episode 4.14 (Part 1)
star
6.80
49 votes

#10 - Episode 4.14 (Part 1)

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/23/1981

Jodie, Maggie and Wendy are rescued from the fortress. Jessica and Mary come to an understanding. Mary tells Jessica that she has a drinking problem, the baby may be an alien, and she fears she is losing Burt. Jodie decides to see a therapist so he can be sure about his relationship with Maggie. Danny blames Burt when Gwen runs away. Jodie signs up for hypnotherapy.

Directors: J.D. Lobue
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Episode 4.5
star
6.77
52 votes

#11 - Episode 4.5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/10/1980

The Tates and Campbells learn of Jessica's abduction. Billy heads to Malaguay to rescue his mother. Jodie hires a P.I. to find Wendy. Danny and Burt plan to go undercover to bring down Tibbs. Jessica finds herself in the middle of a revolution.

Directors: J.D. Lobue
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Episode 4.8
star
6.74
50 votes

#12 - Episode 4.8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/7/1981

Burt sells his construction company to Chester and Dutch. Jodie and Maggie learn that Carol has run off to New Mexico with a carnival fire-eater. Billy rescues Jessica and El Puerco at sea. Danny admits he is attracted to Gwen and asks her to stop turning tricks.

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Episode 4.7
star
6.73
52 votes

#13 - Episode 4.7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/31/1980

Jessica consoles a depressed El Puerco and convinces him to fight the revolution from her house in Connecticut. Gwen testifies against Tibbs. Someone is spying on Gwen and Danny. The Tates hold a garage sale to raise cash. Burt and Mary make an appointment for sex. Jodie and Maggie's search for Carol and Wendy leads them to a rowdy saloon.

Directors: J.D. Lobue
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Episode 4.12 (Part 2)
star
6.71
48 votes

#14 - Episode 4.12 (Part 2)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/9/1981

Chester becomes the vital kidney donor on Danny's behalf; Dutch and Eunice try to spice up their sex life by play acting; believing her sister has betrayed her, Jessica refuses to speak to a despondent Mary, who reveals how their mother arranged scatterbrained Jessica's marriage to embezzler Chester.

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Episode 4.1
star
6.62
56 votes

#15 - Episode 4.1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/12/1980

Dr. Hill revives Jessica, who remains in a coma. Danny and Burt wake up in an adult motel. Mary is relieved to see that her baby is white. Billy dodges Leslie's bullet, which hits Saunders instead. Dutch chooses Eunice over Corinne, who announces she will be moving on soon. Jessica emerges from her coma apparently healthy and surrounded by her many suitors. After the judge learns of Carol's machinations, she awards custody of Wendy to Jodie. Carol threatens Jodie. Burt and Danny receive X-rated pictures of themselves in the motel room.

Directors: J.D. Lobue
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Episode 4.13 (Part 2)
star
6.51
45 votes

#16 - Episode 4.13 (Part 2)

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/16/1981

Burt alienates his family as his fame continues to grow, Danny is offended when Burt disapproves of his plans to marry Gwen, Jessica forgives Chester, but can't forgive Mary, Saunders proposes a plan to rescue Jodie and Maggie, Gwen is coerced by a hoodlum into spying on Burt and Danny

Directors: J.D. Lobue
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Episode 4.3
star
6.50
54 votes

#17 - Episode 4.3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/26/1980

After Burt tells Jodie there's nothing the law can do to help find Wendy, Jodie takes matters into his own hands. Jessica returns home from the hospital. Eunice and Dutch announce their engagement, much to Chester's horror. Leslie continues her bumbling efforts to kill Billy. Mary receives the blackmail photos of Burt in the motel room. Jessica agrees to allow Chester to live in the poolhouse.

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Episode 4.4
star
6.44
52 votes

#18 - Episode 4.4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/3/1980

Chester puts the moves on the maid of honor at Dutch and Eunice's wedding. The blackmail photos of Burt and Danny hit the papers. Despite the breaking scandal, Mary vows to stand by Burt. On her way to the Caribbean for some R&R, Jessica crosses paths with a Latin American revolutionary.

Directors: J.D. Lobue
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Episode 4.15 (Part 1)
star
6.32
50 votes

#19 - Episode 4.15 (Part 1)

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/13/1981

The Governor offers Burt a job as Lieutenant Governor. Chester goes mad with jealousy over Jessica and El Puerco. Danny and Annie turn to each other for comfort. Mary tries to convince Burt that their baby isn't normal. Jodie's psychiatrist brings Julius home to meet the Campbells.

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Episode 4.2
star
6.31
54 votes

#20 - Episode 4.2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/19/1980

Jessica tells her suitors that she is moving on with her life--without them. Burt and Danny consider responses to Tibbs' blackmail threats. Polly turns down Danny's marriage proposal, leaving him despondent. Corinne departs for a new life in California. Wendy is kidnapped.

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Episode 4.13 (Part 1)
star
6.02
46 votes

#21 - Episode 4.13 (Part 1)

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/16/1981

The Tates and Campbells wait for the results of Danny's surgery, Mary explains to Burt about her relationship with Chester, Jodie proposes to Maggie, Dutch and Eunice try to spice up their sex life, Mary relives the circumstances that led Chester to leave her for Jessica

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