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Scenes from a Marriage on IMDB
First Aired: April 11st, 1973
Status: Ended
Genre: Drama
Network: SVT1
Summary: Johan and Marianne are married and seem to have it all. Their happiness, however, is a façade for a troubled relationship, which becomes even rockier when Johan admits that he's having an affair. Before long, the spouses separate and move towards finalizing their divorce, but they make attempts at reconciling. Even as they pursue other relationships, Johan and Marianne realize that they have a significant bond, but also many issues that hinder that connection.
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# of Episodes: 6
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Season 1
Episode 1: Innocence and Panic
Air Date: April 11st, 1973
Summary: The story begins around Marianne's and Johan's 10th anniversary, when a reporter for a women's magazine interviews them. Peter and Katarina visit later for dinner, and cruelly humiliate one another.
Episode 2: The Art of Sweeping Things Under the Rug
Air Date: April 18th, 1973
Summary: Marianne tries to withdraw from a Sunday dinner with her parents but fails and realizes how difficult it is for her to let down other people's expectations. Johan flirts with another woman at work.
Episode 3: Paula
Air Date: April 25th, 1973
Summary: Johan came home unexpectedly and told Marianne that he'd been in a love affair with someone named Paula. After his declaration of breaking away from the past, and Marianne's failing to detain him, Johan drove away.
Episode 4: The Vale of Tears
Air Date: May 2nd, 1973
Summary: Johan is disillusioned with Paula and revisits Marianne. They discuss their current lives and Johan attempts to initiate sex, but Marianne is unwilling. He attempts to spend the night but cannot sleep and leaves.
Episode 5: The Illiterates
Air Date: May 9th, 1973
Summary: Marianne and Johan meet at his office to sign divorce papers, but Johan refuses. The two fight savagely. Johan declares that they are emotional illiterates. They sign the papers.
Episode 6: In the Middle of the Night in a Dark House Somewhere in the World
Air Date: May 16th, 1973
Summary: Marianne and Johan have married other people, but are unhappy. Having met coincidentally in a theatre some time earlier, they have begun secretly seeing each other again. On the 20th anniversary of their wedding, they decide to spend time together at their country house. Finding that too strange, they go to a friend's country house instead. There they discuss how much they have changed, with Marianne more self-conscious and Johan accepting his real abilities. When Marianne awakes panicking from a nightmare, Johan comforts her.
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