Spotlight: Karen Black. I meant to do this sooner after I got "Trilogy Of Terror" but didn't have time until now. The FBI (S2)-"The Satellite"-One of her earliest credits. She assists Tim McIntire in kidnapping the son of a wealthy businessman. The Big Valley (S2)-"Days Of Grace"-In this, she plays a mentally unstable woman who falsely accuses Heath Barkley (Lee Majors) of rape. Her father, wealthy landowner Bert Freed (just coming off his regular role as a similar villainous landowner in the short-lived "Shane") is determined to railroad Heath. The main female guest though is another woman who would achieve mid-70s big-screen fame, Ellen Burstyn (billed here as Ellen McRae) who plays a former girlfriend of Heath's who is now a nun and is determined to help him escape the would-be lynching Freed has in store. The Invaders (S2)-"The Ransom"-The first episode to feature Alfred Ryder as the alien leader. David Vincent has managed to abduct the leader and they are holed up in a farmhouse owned by aged poet Laurence Naismith with Black playing his granddaughter. It's interesting how in all three of these early appearances, Black, despite being close to 30 is playing 19-20 in all of them. Mannix (S1)-"License To Kill: Limit Three People"-She gets a "special guest star credit" even though she was still a couple years off from her big screen breakthroughs. Here she's playing the two-timing wife of a man who has escaped from an asylum and is wanted for three murders. Naturally all is not as it seems once Mannix investigates. Adam-12 (S1)-"Log 132"-She appears toward the end when Reed and Malloy respond to a call about a prowler outside her home and she is soon flirting with Pete Malloy. Ghost Story (S1)-"Bad Connection"-By this point, 1972, Black had been in "Easy Rider" and "Five Easy Pieces". This was her one return to episodic television in this period, playing a woman who is getting what seem like terrifying phone calls from her dead husband. Comparing her at this point to her early roles, you can see the maturity and gravitas she's picked up in five years. I also can't help but note how at this point, she strongly resembles another lady of 60s-70s TV, Antoinette Bower (though without Bower's harder edge and of course without her European quality).