It's a really interesting phenomenon that has occurred a few times since I started this project where I'll get a hold of a set of clips and just not get around to watching (or posting) them for months, meaning that I have clips on disc or on my computer of things that I still haven't seen since they aired or, in other cases, at all ever. In many of these instances, I'll look over one day and just be floored that I haven't gotten around to seeing them and sharing them with you. Such was the case with this set of clips from the early part of the Brent Lawrence saga from May of 1995. I watched these today only because I wanted to honor a request and put up a clip set of medium length before I start in on a very long sequence from 1989 later in the week. I was floored by how good these episodes were and the wonderful work by Sonia Satra as Lucy, Rick Hearst as Alan-Michael, and especially Frank Beatty as Brent.
Longtime viewers will remember that this was the storyline that contributed heavily to the real life mental breakdown of Beatty in 1996 after his character assumed the female alter ego of Marian Crane. Beatty would eventually be replaced in the role for a few months while he recuperated, returning only briefly at the very end to finish the story out.
This clip set is long before that point though, falling just after Brent's rape of Lucy. It's a very nice look at the power of Beatty's work and the nice, genuinely romantic beginnings of Lucy and Alan-Michael's relationship. It also features quite a few creepy and really terrifying moments with Brent and Lucy that explain why the show wanted to extend this storyline (and Beatty's stay) as long as possible.
clip 1 * clip 4 * clip 7
clip 2 * clip 5 * clip 8
clip 3 * clip 6 * clip 9