Picks and Pans Review: Danielle Steel's "daddy"

updated 10/28/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/28/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (Wed., Oct. 23, 9 P.M. ET)

C

Patrick (Step by Step) Duffy gives an affecting performance as a man shocked out of his deliriously happy domesticity when his wife (Kate Mulgrew) suddenly leaves him and their three kids.

All the turmoil is resolved with remarkable alacrity in a fairy-tale ending involving Lynda Carter. This tear-jerker is plotted like a jigsaw puzzle for toddlers: The handful of thick pieces fit together soooo easily.

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