||Wandin Valley Time (WVT)
Valley Time" is that magical time/space
phenomenon in which time on the show passes at a
fiercely accelerated pace to the "real
world", slows down drastically, or is just
plain wrong. Here are the ones that I've noticed:
- Frank and Shirley
were married in May 1982 (#53/54).
However, their first anniversary after
Shirl's death came about in July of 1992
(#931 - "The
- Also, their foiled
celebrations in March 1991 (#809/810 -
were supposedly for their 8th
anniversary...it should have been their
- Darcy's sister Amber
died in May 1992 (#919/920 - "Sleeping
but was said to have died 18 months ago
in an October 1992 episode (#955/956 -
about 13 months wide of the mark, which
is a bit excessive.
- In "Wild
(ep #996) Tom's old friend Dave says that
it's been 18 months since 17 May 1991,
but the episode aired 20 April
1993...which, if you're counting, is
actually 23 months (5 months more than
- Terence's birthday
in 1993 occurred in a June episode.
However, in "Every
Move You Make"
(#944), which aired in late August/early
September 1992, his birthday was stated
as being on Sept. 2.
- In "Crimes
(ep #1024 -- which aired on July 27,
1993) Kate accuses Harry of
"rabbiting on about Jules for the
past 9 months". However, the car
( that paralyzed Jules) occurred happened
in an episode which aired in May. There
was an extreme case of WVT associated
with this whole accident situation, in
fact...2 months "apparently"
passed from one episode to another when
Harry was recovering in the hospital.
- In "Mozart
(which aired in August 1987), Donna was
preparing a Mozart's birthday party for
Ben. However, Mozart was born January 27,
1756, so August seems a bit wide of the