A cheerful interview. David's comment about cohabitation and a convenience store is funny. The singing from DARK SHADOWS should also provide a chuckle.
Maggie and Richard are about to have 'forty winks'. Soon after Mr. Channing allegedly meets his maker, in a gripping finale, (a scene from season 7, 1987 - '88):
Maggie: "Sometimes this bed just seems like an island. A safe island, where pirates can't get us."
Richard: "Where's the buried treasure?"
Maggie: "I found the buried treasure."
Maggie: "Didn't I tell you I found the buried treasure?"
Maggie: "Buried very deep. I had to dig for it, inside one Richard Channing. And it was pure and solid gold. Gold."
Richard: "You're too romantic."
Maggie: "No such thing."
Richard: "Yes and too beautiful."
Maggie: "Oh you're too charming. Tell me more. Talk to me!"
Richard: "There's not enough time."
Maggie: "Oh yes there is. We've got all the time in the world."
Richard: "You gave me the greatest gift a person could ever receive."
Richard: "You taught me how to love. I just wish I could have given you something as wonderful."
Maggie: "Oh Richard you did! You gave me yourself. You gave me your secrets. I was locked in a world of preconceptions and flannel pyjamas. You woke me up Richard. You woke me up and gave me wings. I think maybe we flew a little close to the sun, once or twice. I have no regrets and I'll never stop loving you. Never!"
David and Claudeis have been married for fifty-seven years
Richard is as romantic as David
David wrote a book of Happenstance poems and in one of them The Cool Breeze of Autumn’s Eve there are some precious verses dedicated to his wife
I miss you so
so I'll say goodnight
I must turn out the light
dreaming I'm close
and touching you
the things I dream are
whispers for your ears
pleasures for your body
a blanket for my fears.
The cool breeze
of autumn’s eve
waiting for time
to bring you home
again to me.