Dynasty, both Spelling productions.) He's about to head off to Mexico for a business trip.
Miss Dina Merrill, who is clearly besotted with him. (Merrill had worked in a few Spelling TV shows as a guest and would later pop up on The Love Boat and Hotel.)
Now wed to millions, Neilsen can presumably have the high-toned career he wants. However, a new wrinkle comes in the fact that Stanwyck actually does like him and wants him around! Or, at least, likes having "a" man around full time. She forbids him from touring. Oh, and she also sends her sister a letter!
Runaway! and later worked on The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Hotel and other Spelling shows.) He loves her quite significantly, but there's a problem...
Lupino must now tell a shell-shocked and very pregnant Franklin that Murphy is truly gone for good...
Madame X (1966) a few years earlier (his last name is even Anderson again!) and not so far afield from his later Blake Carrington, though I guess he did run something of a gamut of emotions on Dynasty.
Fifteen years earlier, these stars would have been able to work in or even carry a feature film of their own, but as time goes by, "best if sold by" dates tend to creep in for most performers. One reason I adore TV-movies like these is the fact that they utilize stars we once knew and loved for earlier projects and they allow them to shine again, if perhaps in a dimmer spotlight.
The Colbys, where he kept her dressed to the nines prior to her sudden retirement in 1986.