@Willie Oleson If you're still interested in hearing about this, I ended up thinking of some "Alice in Wonderland" motifs I'd have for "Peyton Place." Because Allison is often associated with Alice, I started wondering if any of the other characters could be associated with the same story. I did end up thinking stuff for the female characters, at least: Marion Partridge, since she's the most antagonistic of the female characters, has an intense hatred for Allison, and holds a position of power in town (being both on the school-board and the wife of the district attorney), I figured she could be associated with the Queen of Hearts. Such as, she'd wear jewelry/accessories/clothing that have a heart shape/pattern, has a red rose garden, and maybe at one time, while she's in Doris Schuster's dress shop, is looking over a dress with white roses, and demands that she be given one with *red* roses instead. And while she never yells, "Off with their heads!" her vicious, angry gossiping could be seen as an equivalent. Hannah Cord, since I'd have her remain a redhead, would be the Red Queen. While she'd be counted as an antagonist/villain, she's still nicer than Marion (the Red Queen in the books actually was nicer than the Queen of Hearts). She's also more dignified, and as the housekeeper/assistant/possible-secret-lover to the most powerful man in town, she too has her own influence over Peyton Place. Also, during moments where Hannah does something of particular interest, she'll be wearing red. Alma Miles would be the White Queen. While she's not fat, pale, stupid or childish like the queen in the book, Alma is kind, eccentric (intentionally quoting the character: "I believe up to 20 impossible things everyday!"), quick to protect her child, and often wears white: a white apron, a white blouse, or a white evening gown. And since she ends up on the school-board, and is the wife of the town's neurosurgeon, also holds some influence over the town. Betty Anderson would be the Cheshire Cat. She'd randomly appear up in trees, grinning mischievously, and will be either helpful or antagonistic towards Allison, depending on the situation... or whatever mood Betty is in. Constance and Selena are the only two main female characters left, and I couldn't really think of any Wonderland counterpart for them... aside from one of them being seen as "Alice's Sister." Being Alice's Sister would mean that, while they do have a connection to Allison, they're more of a tie to reality for her. Like, Constance usually wakes her daughter out of her daydreaming, or Selena will remind her friend of what's going on in the "real" world.