Scott Sherwood breezed into radio station WENN late in 1940 with a letter of recommendation from Victor Comstock, the former station manager, and a load of ideas on how to improve the station.
Scott and Betty's relationship began tentatively, with him spouting lunch dates and rigged quiz shows at her. Scott soon learned that Betty had little tolarance for his crazy schemes. He thought her too prudish but he loved her brilliant mind and ability to see through and add to his wildest scams. She disapproved of his brashness and insensitivity even as she admired his attempts to keep WENN up and running.
The first turning point in their relationship was when Victor Comstock (supposedly) died in the London Blitz. Betty went over the deep end mourning for Victor, whom she admired and loved. Scott followed her home every night to make sure she was all right and finally flat-out told the unhappy woman that you can't honor a dead man with silence and grief.
Scott and Betty grew closer after that, sharing dates and trying to keep WENN afloat. The two spent most of the second season handling the many changes that Scott brought to WENN - the new interns, Hilary and Jeff's re-marriage (of sorts), Celia Mellon's quitting the station for Hollywood, and the arrival of the brassy new daytime organist, Maple LaMarsh.
Scott also revealed his plans for the Victor Comstock Memorial to Betty. He took money from the sponsors to create a monument for WENN's fallen former leader.
Betty confronted him with this information after the evil Rollie Pruitt, who found out about the embezzled money, fired Scott. Scott lied to her about it at first, but his concience to got to him and he eventually told her the truth. Scott forged Victor's signature on the letter of recommendation. He was merely an out-of-work promoter who needed a job and wanted to meet this smart, sweet Betty Roberts that Victor described.
Betty took this information very well under the circumstances. She slapped Scott and showed him the door. He responded with a passionate kiss (sigh) before leaving the station.
Scott came back a week later when Jeff Singer left for London and WENN was out a leading man. Betty wasn't going to hire him at first, but the station was desperate and Scott was a genuinely good actor.
She wouldn't take Scott back easily, though. He spent the rest of the third season trying to get back into Betty's good graces.
It took a gun in Scott's face to get him to tell Betty how he truly felt about her. Victor Comstock once again returned to WENN, but he was under Nazi mind control. His orders were to shoot anyone who said "Buy Barely Futures".
Betty and Scott both said it, but so did Rollie Pruitt, who turned out to be a Nazi saboteur. As it turned out, Pruitt was the only person who got hurt. Victor shot him on mistake. Scott assigned Betty to keep an eye on Pruitt while he tried to round up Victor.
World War II finally reared its patrotic head at WENN. Victor was assigned to run the new Wartime News and Entertainment Network (W.E.N.N) and Scott enlisted in the Army as a lieutenant. He set up a swank job for Victor in London. Victor, however, suggested that Scott take the job. The men turned to the shocked Betty to decide both their futures...and hers as well.
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This page was last updated on September 1st, 2015.
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