Gavin isn’t reassured and is a blamer. The wife is mournfully stupid about her disintegrating marriage. At first Cinni seems like a priss with her fug attire, frizz perm and glasses. But she is actually a mournful hurtful general danger to society. Cinni starts wearing sexy attire and Gavin is tempted. Gavin desperately wants to be the emperor of lad culture again. Wife is happy in her nowhere town rut and competes in a loudness war of whining.
This was inherently atrocious; give me Franklin’s other 1983 TV movie ‘Deadly Lessons’ any day. Cinni kills a jellyfish and pushes someone off a cliff. She hallucinates someone in the mirror and rants. This was not even intermittently good. Wife finally realises Cinni has pushed her out of her family, Gavin stops lusting over Cinni and they want the usurper gone. Cinni and her 80s swimwear and short shorts is defeated because she acts like a child in the ridiculous climax. Cinni gets a slap and is hauled off.
“Now I’ve got Gavin. Maybe she’ll kill herself.”
“I didn’t do anything wrong!”
The Witchfinder General (1968)