While I'm thinking of "Joe Coogan" ..........
This is a really good episode in many ways (writing-wise). I love the "flow" of the dialogue throughout this well-scribed episode.
For example -- The opening scene in the golf-course cafe: When Joe & Rob are sitting and talking and eating salty crackers with coffee. The dialogue seems so real, it's amazing. I say to myself: There's no way that's pre-written dialogue. Because it seems so unrehearsed.
And when Rob confronts Laura about the sonnets, we get more perfect, seemingly ad-libbed lines. And logical lines, like when Laura wonders (rightly so): "You mean he (Joe) goes around telling strange golfers he wrote sonnets to me?"
The Coogan episode goes from the great opening "establishing" scene with Joe & Rob, to the funny scene at home, to the hilarious part of Sally bursting in to find her blind date is a "PRIEST!", and then winds up with the very nicely-done and poignant (but not overly-sappy) ending of Laura realizing the sonnets had a totally different meaning.
Rob's closing line "Look at it this way; you lost him to a better man" is one of the most touching moments in the whole series' run.
I find myself re-watching the Joe Coogan episode more than I thought I would. It's yet another example of great writing, combined with the fine acting of the cast, plus the equally-fine performance of the Joe Coogan character.
Father Coogan, BTW, was played by Michael Forest
, who also made many other guest-star appearances in 1960s TV shows, including "One Step Beyond", "Gunsmoke", "Maverick", "The Outer Limits", "Ben Casey", and "Gilligan's Island".