Faux script page Number 96 episode 993
Elaine Lee's final regular episode in "Number 96" was #993. It was reported in the media that the writers had played a practical joke on Elaine, concerning Vera and Guy Sutton's departure to Europe. They had slipped an extra page into the script featuring a fantasy ending on a jumbo jet.
When the show's cast took their final curtain calls in Episode #1218, Peter Whitford (Guy Sutton) and Elaine Lee returned and actually acted out a version of these scenes.
I was honoured to be able to borrow Elaine Lee's scrapbooks for a college assignment in 1978. Among them was a photo album filled with memorabilia. It was called "Vera Collins, This Is Your Strife", and had been presented to Elaine at her farewell. I was thrilled to see the faux script page preserved there for prosperity. With no access to a photocopier, I quickly typed up a facsimile of the page before returning the scrapbooks.