The original plan of the writers was that Constance would kill Elliot after a couple of episodes, followed by a dramatic murder trial. However, Elliot proved to be beloved among the public, and the plan was aborted.
In the opening credits, the last name of the characters played by Dorothy Malone and Mia Farrow is spelled Mackenzie. In the original novel by Grace Metalious and the 1957 movie, the last name is spelled with a capital K (MacKenzie). There are no reports from the creators on if the name was spelled in the TV series on purpose or by accident.
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