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QM actors notes: David Soul guests in some QM series like The FBI, Dan August, Cannon (2), The Streets of San Francisco. David Soul is famous for his iconic part in the buddy cop series Starsky and Hutch (1975). Both David Soul and Robert Urich will appear together in a famous Warner Brothers vigilante cop film entitled Magnum Force (1973). The same year, David Soul appears in the season 1 episode “Hall of Mirrors” from The Streets of San Francisco.

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Episode #2

“Edge of Desperation”
written by Mark Weingart
directed by Arnold Laven
guests: Michael Tolan, Jacqueline Scott, Karen Carlson, Anthony Costello, Kent Smith, John S. Ragin, John Considine, Richard Devon, Mark Dana, Sandra de Bruin, Boyd Holister, Joel Lawrence, Glen Wilder

EXTORTION

It’s a departure from the series’ format, an odd and falsely cynical case of adultery covered as a kidnapper who kidnaps himself to get some money plot. This episode doesn’t feature the usual freeze frame that states the identity and the charges of the criminal. As in “The Runner”, find another existential drama centered around a desperate man looking for his former mate. The kidnappers face an issue and fail to negociate twice for passports. The cast of the runaway couple is good: Michael Tolan as the husband, Karen Carlson as the secretary. The cast of the crooks who sell phony passports is good: first team (Richard Devon, Glen Wilder) and second team (Anthony Costello). Actress Karen Carlson used to play an undercover federal agent in the season 5 “Boomerang”. Contains composer Richard Markowitz’s short echoplexed harmonica cue from “The Runner” and some Robert Drasnin’s cues from “The Fatal Showdown”.

QM actors notes: Michael Tolan guests in some QM series like The FBI (5), The Invaders, Dan August, Cannon (3), Barnaby Jones.

Returning guest actors: Michael Tolan (the season 5 “Blood Tie”), Jacqueline Scott (the season 2 “Ordeal”), Karen Carlson (the season 5 “Boomerang”), Anthony Costello (the season 6 “The Natural”), Kent Smith (the season 6 “The Impersonator”), John S. Ragin (the season 7 “The Last Job”), John Considine (the season 6 “Turnabout”), Richard Devon (the season 5 “Return to Power”), Mark Dana (the season 7 “The Hunters”), Sandra de Bruin (the season 6 “The Architect”), Boyd Holister (the season 7 “Dynasty of Hate”), Joel Lawrence (the season 8 “The Runner”).
 

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Episode #3

“The Fatal Showdown”
written by Ed Waters
directed by Virgil W. Vogel
music by Robert Drasnin
guests: Joseph Campanella, Wayne Maunder, Kurt Kasznar, Marlyn Mason, Edward Mulhare, Karl Held, Patrick Wayne, Frank Whiteman, George Skaff, Mark Dana, Alex Gerry, Tom Stewart, Ed Deemer, Marvin Newman

INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN PROPERTY, INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN VEHICLE

It’s a fun and slick art robbers entry in which the gang uses the female bait MO to seduce and con the security. The set of the art gallery is recycled from the season 6 “Center of Peril” and both deal with painting thieves and, in a way, it is its rework. The main novelty lies in the twist of Act 4 when the leader meets the mysterious figure who terrorizes him and his partner. The series resumes to its investigation about common hoods. The cast of the criminals is good: Joseph Campanella as the leader, Marlyn Mason as the bait, Wayne Maunder as the first henchman, Karl Held as the second henchman, Edward Mulhare as the art fence and the art gallery owner. Composer Robert Drasnin writes his usual harsh dramatical score that you find during that era of his career.

QM actors notes: Joseph Campanella guests in some QM series like The Untouchables, 12 O’Clock High, The FBI (3), The Fugitive, The Invaders. The same year, Edward Mulhare appears in the season 1 episode “Tower Beyond Tragedy” from The Streets of San Francisco.

Returning guest actors: Joseph Campanella (the season 4 “Death of a Fixer”), Wayne Maunder (the season 6 “Time Bomb”), Marlyn Mason (the season 4 “Moment of Truth”), Edward Mulhare (the season 2 “The Hostages”), Karl Held (the season 1 “The Defector”), Patrick Wayne (the season 4 “The Widow”), George Skaff (the season 6 “The Replacement”), Mark Dana (the season 8 “Edge of Desperation”), Alex Gerry (the season 6 “Escape to Terror”), Tom Stewart (the season 6 “Turnabout”), Ed Deemer (the season 7 “The Corruptor”).
 

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Episode #4

“The Franklin Papers”
written by Ben Masselink
directed by Virgil W. Vogel
music by Willard Jones
guests: Dina Merrill, Richard Anderson, Daniel J. Travanti, Jennifer Salt, William Beckley, Dean Harens, Jeff Thompson, Charles Macaulay, Dolores Quinton, Hank Brandt, Alma Beltran, Peter Hobbs, John Mayo, Ralph Montgomery, Toni Berrell, Jerry Summers

INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN PROPERTY, INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE

It’s a flawed and corny female con artist drama that starts out as another tired couple of jewel thieves entry. The main novelty is that the con artist has a weakness: a heart condition. This episode is the flip side of the season 7 “The Deadly Gift” (also written by Ben Masselink) because the crook is a woman and the prey is a man. As in “The Fatal Showdown”, the script uses the female bait MO and here to infiltrate the home of wealthy men. Actress Dina Merrill dyes her hair black for the first con game and actor Richard Anderson acts like OSI director Oscar Goldman. The cast of the criminals is contradictory: Daniel J. Travanti as the thief/the forger/the phony lawyer, Dina Merrill as the bait/con artist, Jennifer Salt as the wife of the thief, Charles Macaulay as the fence. Anyway, Dina Merrill is an odd choice that shows a blatant generation gap because she is a very classy and conventional lady from the old school of the 1950’s like Vera Miles or Grace Kelly compared to the young Daniel J. Travanti.

QM actors notes: Dina Merrill guests in some QM series like The New Breed, 12 O’Clock High, The FBI (2), Cannon. Dina Merrill used to appear in the pilot episode “The Monster” of The FBI.

Returning guest actors: Dina Merrill (the season 1 “The Monster”), Richard Anderson (the season 5 “The Challenge”), Daniel J. Travanti (the season 5 “The Diamond Millstone”), Dean Harens (the season 6 “Antennae of Death”), Charles Macaulay (the season 6 “The Impersonator”), Hank Brandt (the season 7 “The Buyer”), Peter Hobbs (the season 5 “Gamble with Death”), John Mayo (the season 7 “The Recruiter”), Ralph Montgomery (the season 3 “The Gold Card”), Jerry Summers (the season 5 “Blood Tie”).
 

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Episode #5

“The Gopher”
written by Calvin Clements
directed by Virgil W. Vogel
guests: Reni Santoni, Arlene Golonka, Jonathan Lippe, David Opatoshu, Peter Mark Richman, Nora Marlowe, Mark Dana, Paul Sorenson, Morgan Farley, Jennifer Rhodes, Charles Picerni

EXTORTIONATE CREDIT TRANSACTIONS

It’s an amusing little study on a cheap errand boy (Reni Santoni) paired with a compromising notebook entry related to a shady loan shark company controlled by the Syndicate. We witness the evolution of a modest man from simple minded errand boy to agressive blackmailer with a future but betrayed by a trusting insider. Fashion-wise, Peter Mark Richman wears the same blue denim coat as Michael Tolan from “Edge of Desperation”. The cast of the gangsters is good: Peter Mark Richman as the fancy gangster, Jonathan Lippe as the second working as a henchman, David Opatoshu as the old mob boss, Arlene Golonka as the two timer girlfriend of the errand boy. As in their previous season 5 episodes, Jonathan Lippe plays a hired gun and David Opatoshu plays another aging big boss.

QM actors notes: Reni Santoni guests in some QM series like The FBI (2), Barnaby Jones, Bert D’Angelo/Superstar. Reni Santoni appeared as the rookie of Clint Eastwood in the 1971 Warner Brothers police movie Dirty Harry.

Returning guest actors: Reni Santoni (the season 7 “Arrangement with Terror”), Jonathan Lippe (the season 5 “Flight”), David Opatoshu (the season 5 “Pressure Point”), Peter Mark Richman (the season 6 “The Natural”), Nora Marlowe (the season 7 “The Deadly Gift”), Mark Dana (the season 8 “The Fatal Showdown”), Paul Sorenson (the season 7 “The Last Job”).
 

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Episode #6

“End of a Nightmare”
written by Gerald Sanford
directed by Earl Bellamy
music by Duane Tatro
guests: Dean Stockwell, Darleen Carr, Dianne Hull, Regis Toomey, John Fink, Buddy Pantsari, Maurine Dawson Bergmann, Joan Tompkins, Lesley Woods, Louise Fitch, Lavelle Roby, Jim Boles, Robert Knapp, Phil Dean, Robert Swan, Richard Dillon, Lauren Gilbert

ESCAPED FEDERAL PRISONERS

Despite the misleading charges, it’s an engaging and atmospheric episode with an obsessive kook who keeps on mentioning “till death us do part”. It starts out as a bitter and limping revengist (Dean Stockwell) that targets a group of people (lawyer, judge, mother) from Pennsylvania entry but that turns into an impossible love affair, in other words, an escapee vainly looking for his former wife (Darleen Carr), as in the season opener “The Runner”. A waitress from a diner has a crush on the revengist. Don’t miss the truck rental chase scene with some hectic music! The script is penned by story consultant Gerald Sanford. Composer Duane Tatro fashions a weird echoplexed saxophone cue that is over-used during the first and gothic part of the episode.

QM actors notes: Dean Stockwell guests in some QM series like The FBI (2), The Streets of San Francisco (2), Cannon, Tales of the Unexpected. The same year, Dean Stockwell appears in the season 1 episode “Legion of the Lost” of The Streets of San Francisco. The same year, Darleen Carr will be cast as Jeannie Stone, the daughter of Lieutenant Mike Stone, in The Streets of San Francisco.

Returning guest actors: Dean Stockwell (the season 4 “The Quarry”), Darleen Carr (the season 6 “The Savage Wilderness”), Robert Knapp (the season 7 “Superstition Rock”), Phil Dean (the season 7 “A Second Life”), Lauren Gilbert (the season 7 “The Break-Up”).
 

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Episode #7

“The Engineer”
written by Norman Lessing
directed by Philip Abbott
guests: Ed Nelson, Michael Strong, Robert Yuro, Paul Bryar, Ross Elliott, Roy Engel, Claudette Nevins, James Nolan, Lara Parker, Andrew Parks, Patricia Smith

BANK ROBBERY

It’s a contrived family drama and a study on two failed engineers (Ed Nelson/Michael Strong) disguised as a criminal case. Funny how this episode plays old-fashioned like two amateurs who try to hit big. Act 1 starts with a fancy bank robbery-car chase punctuated by the season 6 score “Incident in the Desert” composed by Duane Tatro! The epilogue features the return of the criminal dressed in blue uniform in the office of Erskine. The script is directed by co-star Philip Abbott. The cast of the robbers is good: Ed Nelson as the electronic engineer-leader, Robert Yuro as the cheap hood-henchman, Michael Strong as the gas station buddy. Roy Engel is badly cast as the cop who chases the bank robbers. Contains Duane Tatro’s weird echoplexed saxophone cue from “End of a Nightmare”.

QM actors notes: Ed Nelson guests in some QM series like The Untouchables (3), The New Breed (2), The Fugitive (2), The FBI (3), Cannon, The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones (2), Most Wanted. The same year, Ed Nelson appears in the season 1 episode “The Albatross” from The Streets of San Francisco.

Returning guest actors: Ed Nelson (the season 7 “End of Hero”), Michael Strong (the season 4 “The Intermediary”), Robert Yuro (the season 6 “Eye of the Needle”), Paul Bryar (the season 7 “Death on Sunday”), Ross Elliott (the season 4 “The Patriot”), Roy Engel (the season 5 “Nightmare Road”), James Nolan (the season 7 “The Corruptor”), Patricia Smith (the season 4 “The Nightmare”).
 

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Episode #8

“A Game of Chess”
written by Warren Duff
story by Mark Weingart
directed by Philip Leacock
guests: Patrick O’Neal, David Frankham, Russ Conway, Paul Harper, Erik Holland, George Nader, Lew Palter, Alfred Ryder, Charlotte Stewart, Napoleon Whiting

ESPIONAGE

Thanks to Philip Leacock, it’s a very good, intricate and pleasant entry with two blind persons: a scientist (George Nader/Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) and a braille typist (Charlotte Stewart). This is the last espionage case of the entire series and therefore it marks the end of an era. Inspector Lewis Erskine goes undercover and poses as a replacement of blind Dr Alex Rydell and, as usual, he is tested by a third party and, here, with a game of chess on the train and, later on, by reading the braille file of the Silver Fish project in the country house of the spies. The individual pictures of the three leads that you find in the opening titles come from the bureau scene with the introduction to Dr Alex Rydell. The cast of the foreign agents is very good: Patrick O’Neal as the dandy local dealer of secret data, David Frankham as the corrupted engineer and the file thief, Alfred Ryder as the East German ambassador/controler, Erik Holland as the East German henchman. Three (Patrick O’Neal, David Frankham, Erik Holland) of the guest foes appear previously in an espionage episode of The FBI.

QM actors notes: Patrick O’Neal guests in some QM series like The FBI (2), Cannon, The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, Tales of the Unexpected. Patrick O’Neal used to play in one of the best season 1 episode of The FBI entitled “The Spy-Master” in the title role. Patrick O’Neal also acted in a notorious Cold War feature film: John Huston’s The Kremlin Letter (1970).

Returning guest actors: Patrick O’Neal (the season 1 “The Spy-Master”), David Frankham (the season 6 “The Target”), Erik Holland (the season 7 “The Minerva Tapes”), Alfred Ryder (the season 4 “The Cober List”), Charlotte Stewart (the season 5 “Flight”).
 
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Episode #9

“The Wizard”
written by Robert W. Lenski
directed by Walter Grauman
music by Richard Markowitz
guests: Ross Martin, Marj Dusay, Norman Alden, Peggy McCay, Robert Hogan, Noam Pitlik, Paul Carr, Len Wayland, Larry Golden, John Hillerman, Del Monroe, Frank Maxwell, Maxine Stuart, Bill Zuckert, Stephen Manley, Barbara George, Robert Duggan, Glenn Sipes, Critt Davis, George Cooper

BANK EMBEZZLEMENT

It’s a good mastermind/master of disguise thief entry that is well-played by Ross Martin who has a double life by studying crime and finance and plan a big heist. As in “The Gopher”, find another frustrated character who switches to a higher position and fails. The only weakness about Martin’s performance is when he cracks under pressure during the heist and acts as a frightened little kid. In the early Seventies era, Martin plays another notable foe part in “Suitable for Framing” (1972) from Columbo. Director Walter Grauman uses a showy fish eye lens to distort and dramatize the heist of the Tri-State Armored Transport Depository scene. Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr changes his haircut. Special Agent Tom Colby goes undercover and poses as a blue collar hood. The cast of the criminals is good: Ross Martin as the frustrated cerebral leader, Norman Alden as the prosaic lieutenant, Marj Dusay as the bait, Robert Hogan as the husband of the bait and a corrupted executive, Paul Carr as the first henchman, Del Monroe as the second henchman, Larry Golden as the fired henchman. Find two actors from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: Paul Carr, Del Monroe.

QM actors notes: Ross Martin guests in two QM series (The FBI and Barnaby Jones). Ross Martin is known as the character of master of disguise Artemus Gordon from The Wild Wild West.

Returning guest actors: Marj Dusay (the season 7 “Superstition Rock”), Peggy McCay (the season 6 “The Hitchhiker”), Robert Hogan (the season 3 “Crisis Ground”), Noam Pitlik (the season 5 “Conspiracy of Corruption”), Paul Carr (the season 6 “Incident in the Desert”), Len Wayland (the season 7 “Bitter Harbor”), John Hillerman (the season 7 “The Deadly Species”), Frank Maxwell (the season 5 “The Quest”), Maxine Stuart (the season 5 “The Inside Man”), Bill Zuckert (the season 6 “The Target”), Robert Duggan (the season 6 “The Hitchhiker”), Glenn Sipes (the season 5 “The Swindler”).
 

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Episode #10

“The Loner”
written by Mark Rodgers
directed by Virgil W. Vogel
music by Duane Tatro
guests: Billy Green Bush, John Anderson, Lane Bradbury, Less Lannom, Richard Roat, Thom Carney, Roy Applegate, Artie Spain, Laurie Rose, Dave Cass, Milton Parsons, Bob Golden, Frank Orsatti, Gary Combs

BANK ROBBERY, INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE, INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

It’s an unusual and interesting country folks existential drama paired with an impossible love story centered around a solitary robber returning home after the death of his sister and encounters issues from two strangers: a young blackmailer, a bar owner. It plays like a sad, quiet and bitter country tragedy. We witness two robberies in which the criminal covers his nose with a bandage. The cast of the criminals is interesting: Billy Green Bush as the lone robber, John Anderson as the crooked bar owner, Lane Bradbury as the waitress of the bar owner and the bait, Dave Cass as the lieutenant of the bar owner.

QM actors notes: Billy Green Bush guests in some QM series like The FBI, Cannon, The Streets of San Francisco, Banyon, The Manhunter, The Runaways.

Returning guest actors: John Anderson (the season 1 “The Forests of the Night”), Lane Bradbury (the season 4 “The Nightmare”), Richard Roat (the season 7 “The Break-Up”), Thom Carney (the season 3 “Ring of Steel”), Artie Spain (the season 7 “Superstition Rock”), Dave Cass (the season 7 “The Last Job”), Bob Golden (the season 6 “The Hitchhiker”).
 

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Episode #17

“Fatal Imposter”
written by Anthony Spinner
directed by Jesse Hibbs
cinematography by William W. Spencer
guests: Gerald S. O’Loughlin, Norma Crane, David Cassidy, Mary Fickett, John Considine, John Lasell, Larry Ward, Allen Emerson, Joel Lawrence, Stephen Coit, Nick Ford, Jan Burrell, Paul Todd

UNLAWFUL FLIGHT, MURDER

It’s a nice little manhunt/road trip and a wounded fugitive on the run threatening and using a reduced family (Mary Fickett as the widower, David Cassidy as the son) as hostages entry centered around the evil persona of actor Gerald S. O’Loughlin—wearing a toupee. The peak of the narrative is when Inspector Erskine poses a real estate agent to enter the home of the hostages and shows his card to a frightened widower. Fashion-wise, the sixteen year old son wears a hip tartan slacks and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. wears a Sherlock Holmes-like tartan coat. For the anecdote, actor Larry Ward plays a road block policeman and John Lasell as a local town policeman in love with the widower.

QM actors notes: Gerald S. O’Loughlin guests in some QM series like 12 O’Clock High, The FBI (3), Dan August, Cannon.

Returning guest actors: Gerald S. O’Loughlin (the season 2 “Ordeal”), Norma Crane (the season 3 “Blood Verdict”), John Considine (the season 4 “The Young Warriors”), John Lasell (the season 4 “Conspiracy of Silence”), Allen Emerson (the season 4 “The Enemies”), Stephen Coit (the season 2 “Collision Course”).
Last night on the DVD I watched the Fatal Imposter episode and I agree it's a good episode, good story. I like the part where Inspector Erskine poses as a real estate agent to gain access to the house where the mother and son are being held hostage by the criminal. Also interesting to see David Cassidy in a role prior to becoming a mega star with The Partridge Family. The climax at the end when the criminal is captured, I was expecting it to be a little more dramatic and suspenseful, but they might have been running out of time and needed to wrap it up fairly quickly. Overall, Fatal Imposter is a top notch episode, one of many enjoyable shows in the terrific FBI series.
 

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Episode #11

“Canyon of No Return”
written by Robert Heverly
directed by Virgil W. Vogel
music by Albert Harris
guests: Frank Converse, Albert Salmi, Henry Darrow, Louise Sorel, Jack Ging, Herb Armstrong, Mark Allen, John Zaremba, Richard Gittings, Billy Bowles, Buck Young

INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE

It’s an exciting yet easy robber fugitives (Henry Darrow, Albert Salmi) on the run abducting a couple campers (Frank Converse, Louise Sorel) as hostages entry that plays like a raft adventure in the rapid with a nice scenery that allows to reconnect a husband with his wife: The FBI meets River of No Return (1954)—a notorious western film of the Golden Age. The main interest is the performance of Henry Darrow. During the initial robbery, the criminals wear carnival masks as in the film noir The Killing (1956). It features a long car chase and manhunt into a lumberyard not to miss! Along with “The Fatal Showdown” and and “The Runner”, the episode used to be edited to promote this season through the official network promotional trailer. As in “The Runner”, Erskine and Colby use their casual country outfits. The helicopter is back! The script is penned by associate producer Robert Heverly. The music score is too old-fashioned for the Seventies era. The cast of the criminals is good: Henry Darrow as the ruthless leader, Albert Salmi as the lousy second, Jack Ging as the pilot of the plane.

QM actors notes: Frank Converse guests in The FBI twice. The same year, Albert Salmi appears in the season 1 episode “The House on Hyde Street” from The Streets of San Francisco.

Returning guest actors: Frank Converse (the season 7 “Death on Sunday”), Albert Salmi (the season 6 “Three-Way Split”), Jack Ging (the season 4 “The Cober List”), Herb Armstrong (the season 7 “The Corruptor”), Mark Allen (the season 7 “The Last Job”), John Zaremba (the season 5 “The Challenge”), Buck Young (the season 7 “Dynasty of Hate”).
 

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Episode #12

“Holiday With Terror”
written by Robert Malcolm Young
directed by Carl Barth
music by Willard Jones
guests: Christopher Stone, Lynne Marta, June Dayton, Mark Miller, Patricia Mattick, Jeff Donnell, Ryan MacDonald, Pepe Callahan, Bard Stevens, Garrison True, Bill McConnell

KIDNAPPING

It’s a minor and slow-moving couple kidnappers entry and the main novelty is that the victim (Patricia Mattick) is in love with the male criminal and believes she spends some good time on a beach house. The main drive of the leading kidnapper is very shallow and contrived. The maid of the family is an insider for the gang. The only exciting scene is the final killing attempt on the victim inside a dark warehouse filled with dusty vintage cars. Too bad that actress Patricia Mattick didn’t get a better part on the series because she was so good in the second pilot of Columbo entitled “Ransom for a Dead Man” (1971). Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr has the new haircut. The cast of the criminals consists of Christopher Stone as the ruthless leader, Lynne Marta as the bait and the girlfriend of the leader, Bard Stevens as the former college room mate of the leader and the bag man.

QM actors notes: Christopher Stone guests in some QM series like The FBI (2), Cannon, The Streets of San Francisco (3), Barnaby Jones (4), The Manhunter.

Returning guest actors: Christopher Stone (the season 4 “The Butcher”), Lynne Marta (the season 7 “The Minerva Tapes”), June Dayton (the season 6 “The Witness”), Jeff Donnell (the season 5 “Blood Tie”), Pepe Callahan (the season 6 “The Target”), Bard Stevens (the season 8 “The Runner”), Garrison True (the season 7 “The Break-Up”).
 

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Episode #13

“The Jug-Marker”
written by Robert Heverly
directed by Virgil W. Vogel
guests: William Windom, Tom Troupe, Victor Holchak, Katherine Helmond, Robert Doyle, Allyn Ann McLerie, Ben Frank, Damian London, Russell Arms, Bruce Watson, Dallas Mitchell, Scott Ellsworth, Kerry MacLane, Hal Riddle, Jerry Taft, Cliff McDonald, Ron McIver, Dennis McCarthy

BANK ROBBERY, THEFT FROM INTERSTATE SHIPMENT

It’s a first-rate robbery case with conflicting criminal leaders (William Windom, Tom Troupe) who eat themselves and two criminal hands are eliminated in the process. Find the second mastermind episode after “The Wizard” (with Ross Martin). Inspector Erskine goes undercover and poses as a bank manager to talk to the jug-marker! One funny political nod to notice: for the diamond heist, the robbers all disguise as Fidel Castro! The one biographical detail about the master criminal living a double life (part businessman, part criminal) from that episode reminds “The Mastermind” (also written by Robert Heverly and directed by Virgil W. Vogel) from season 7: just replace Bradford Dillman by William Windom, but unlike it, he has a family that he considers as a burden (a sick wife that he rejects, a lonely kid in a private school that rejects him) and blackmails key people to get infos about shipments. Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr has the new haircut. The script is penned by associate producer Robert Heverly. The cast of the robbers is good: William Windom as the mastermind leader called the jug-marker who eats peppermints and exploits fear, Tom Troupe as the paranoid executive leader and diehard martial arts teacher, Victor Holchak as the rebel henchman, Robert Doyle as the disposable henchman, Ben Frank as the henchman, Bruce Watson as the new henchman who fails to kill a doctor.

QM actors notes: William Windom guests in some QM series like The New Breed, 12 O’Clock High, The FBI (5), The Invaders (3), Cannon, The Streets of San Francisco (3). The same year, William Windom appears in the season 1 episode “45 Minutes from Home” from The Streets of San Francisco.

Returning guest actors: William Windom (the season 4 “The Nightmare”), Victor Holchak (the season 6 “The Natural”), Robert Doyle (the season 6 “Antennae of Death”), Allyn Ann McLerie (the season 7 “The Minerva Tapes”), Dallas Mitchell (the season 7 “The Recruiter”), Hal Riddle (the season 7 “Judas Goat”), Jerry Taft (the season 7 “End of a Hero”), Cliff McDonald (the season 7 “The Corruptor”), Ron McIver (the season 7 “Death on Sunday”), Dennis McCarthy (the season 7 “End of a Hero”).
 

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