Season Hubley on Family (part four)

In early 1977, Season Hubley's final appearance on the TV show Family was first broadcast and it brought to an end the story arc of her character Salina Magee.

In the Family episode "Comings and Goings," Season Hubley again portrays Salina Magee, a young woman with a baby who was originally introduced in one of the first episodes of the show. Fast forward to the end of the second season and we get a much more mature Salina Magee and one who is now receiving greater acceptance from all members of the Lawrence family. In fact, after she asks Willie Lawrence if they can get a place together, he asks her to marry him and this event causes a bit of an uproar amongst the family.

This is a great episode of Family and it features yet another excellent performance from Season Hubley. The actress really seemed to mesh with the show and it is a shame that she couldn't become a permanent addition to the cast.

Season Hubley & Gary Frank

Season Hubley on Family (part three)

In late 1976, Season Hubley made her third appearance on the TV show Family.

"The Cradle Will Fall" was definitely the most dramatic episode of Season Hubley's four episode story arc on Family. This episode saw her character, single mother Salina Magee, battling to keep her child after the father makes a bid for custody. Because Salina had been arrested for drug smuggling (!) at some point, there is some question about whether she will be able to win the custody fight. Many tense scenes follow and, of course, Season Hubley is a good enough actress to make it all quite watchable!

Season Hubley & Sada Thompson

Season Hubley on Family (part two)

In October 1976, Season Hubley's second appearance on the television drama Family was first broadcast. Previously, the actress had a guest role in the third episode of the series.

In the Family episode "Such Sweet Sorrow," Season Hubley returns as Salina Magee, a young woman who had previously dated Willie Lawrence (played by Gary Frank). In the last episode, Salina Magee had left to go off and have her baby. In this episode, she comes back with her child and visits the Lawrence family. Of course, issues arise as Willie Lawrence (who is now seeing another girl) has to decide whether or not he wants to rekindle his romance with Salina.

Overall, this second appearance on Family was a good showcase for Season Hubley and she gives another engaging performance as a young, single mother. One thing the viewer may notice is the fact that the actress had grown her hair out since her last time on the show.

Season Hubley & Gary Frank

Season Hubley on Family (part one)

In early 1976, Season Hubley made the first of four guest appearances on the dramatic television series Family. Her presence on this popular show was great exposure for the actress before she moved on to bigger projects at the end of the decade.

In the Family episode titled "A Special Kind of Loving," Season Hubley plays a (spoiler!) young pregnant woman named Salina Magee. She is a health food store/restaurant employee who is estranged from her own family. Willie Lawrence (played by Gary Frank) begins dating her, not knowing that she is pregnant. Soon after, everyone on the show finds out that she is going to be a single mother and they all begin to freak out.

Season Hubley's first appearance on Family is a fun one, especially to view nearly 40 years after it was first broadcast. The topic of a young person accidentally becoming pregnant is treated very dramatically. Plus, we get all the funky clothing and set designs!

Season Hubley in Loose Change

Though it is not that well-remembered today, one of the highlights of Season Hubley's career was appearing as one of the three lead actresses in a miniseries called Loose Change. Based on a popular book of the same name, this three-part television special was seen by a lot of people at the time and the project also received a fair amount of press attention. Though Loose Change was rerun on TV many times following it's original airing, it never got a home video release and (as of early 2014) has not been released on DVD. Loose Change is one of my all-time favorite miniseries and hopefully one day we will see a remastered version of this fantastic piece of entertainment!

Later on, we'll discuss Season Hubley's character in Loose Change. But, for now, we'll just begin with some images of the beautiful actress from the first segment of the 1978 miniseries: