I deleted the entire game last night and let it and all episodes re-download and re-install overnight. I made sure I was online when I downloaded the patch this morning and was able to finally pick up where I left off after episode #4. I was so relieved!
I am sorry for the very nasty reaction that I had last night when I thought I was going to have to start all over. I wish I would have just waited and tried this before I reacted.
I give Telltale a lot of credit for creating such a moving and cool game experience. Thank you very much...and I hope there is a 2nd season.