“Knots Landing” Tuesday: The very tacky wedding of Karen and Mack MacKenzie
When the character of Sid Fairgate (Don Murray) was killed off in the third season of Knots Landing, it seemed like a tall order to find someone else to pair up with the show’s heroine Karen Fairgate (Michelle Lee).
Enter Mack MacKenzie at the beginning of season four. With the charges dropped against Sid Fairgate’s killers, an angry Karen marched into the office of federal prosecutor M. Patrick “Mack” McKenzie (Kevin Dobson). Mack was as upset as Karen, and they brought the men to justice. They fell in love, and married half-way through the season.
These scenes are a hoot because they not only show the deep love the couple had for each other, but also the great humor they shared which surfaces at their incredibly tacky wedding.