I remember watching episodes of a mini-series that ran on network TV in the early to mid 1980s. It’s bugging me what it was called.
The first episode begins with three young men, fresh out of college & looking forward to the great lives they expect to lead, spending one last weekend together at a hunting lodge. During the dark & stormy night, a hysterical woman shows up at their door begging for help. I think her car crashed, or she had been abducted and just escaped her captors. One of the three men rapes her. The two others are horrified, but don’t raise a hand to stop their friend. Afterwards, the woman is either dead from heart failure, or has lapsed into a catatonic state. Panicking, the three men dump her body off in some remote spot and join hands and vow to Never Speak Of This Again! (Note: this was a fairly early example of this trope, and wasn’t yet such a ridiculous cliche.)
The rest of the mini-series speeds up time, showing the three men’s lives. They of course gradually drift apart and have dramatic crises. The only one I remember is the rapist - he marries a girl from a wealthy family, but then realizes she is mentally ill. Not wanting to be saddled with her, he murders her and tries to pass it off as an accident. No luck - he gets sent up the river (but only on manslaughter charges.) During his stint, he gets in a riot and is blinded when acid gets thrown in his face. Later, his vision returns and the first thing he sees is a picture of the Lord Jesus. Because of this “miracle”, he repents his ways and becomes a faith healer / preacher.
The other two guys had their own entanglements, but I don’t remember them. And because I missed the last episode, I never got to find out what all happened in the end. Somehow I got to thinking about it, and wondered what did become of the three?
Does this ring any bells with anybody? Could anybody “spoil” it for me?