I also preferred the San Diego-set episodes, and liked Quinlan somewhat more than Trench. Janssen and Zerbe seemed to get a big kick out of playing off each other, though, and Trench's assistant/sidekick, Detective Roberts (Paul Tulley), had great chemistry with both of them, so it was still good fun. As for "Elegy for a Cop," I never quite understood why the producers saw fit to kill Quinlan off, and the episode itself is my least favorite of the series. Janssen has some nice moments and Darrow plays it beautifully, but Harry and Manny never actually meet in "Elegy," so the cobbled-together quality is obvious (the scenes grafted on from the original pilot just add to the messiness and confusion). All in all it's a great, unique show, so I'm happy to see it (or some of it, at least -- I have a feeling Warner Archives is only going to release the pilots) on DVD at last.