This is a continuation of the cliffhanger episode from Season Two, where Knots Landing Motor Company owner Sid Fairgate is involved in a car accident after his criminally-tampered-with brakes fail. In Season Three's opening episode, we see Sid struggling to cope in the hospital after being told he will remain a quadriplegic for the rest of his life. While continuing to undergo therapy, Sid learns of an experimental procedure that could possibly allow him to walk again. There is a down side...because the surgery is extremely delicate and risky, he could also die during the surgery. Against Karen's wishes, Sid agrees to have the operation. This episode picks up from a beside confrontation with Karen, where Sid tells his wife that he will sign the consent form with his teeth himself if she chooses not to do so. Reluctantly, Karen signs the form. The outcome proves fatal for Sid, as he goes into cardiac arrest on the operating table during the surgery. Attempts to defibrillate his heart ...
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Sid was having surgery on his back at the time he died, yet he is shown face up on the operating table after he has died. See more
[Sid and Karen are at his bedside discussing the surgery, which Karen is adamantly against and thus will not sign the release form
Doctor, what happens I don't sign?
Then I'll take the pen in my teeth and sign it myself!
Referenced in Knots Landing: Discovery