Dan Briggs pulls into a parking lot and gets into a parked car. Inside the glove compartment is a briefing tape. The briefing explains that Imry Rogosh is a mass murderer who commits slaughter for political benefit. The government has confirmed that Rogosh was in Los Angeles for a week and is leaving by plane the next night, and believe that Rogosh plans another slaughter. The experts consider Rogosh unbreakable, and Dan must break him anyway...Read the full recap
The episode opens with the caption October 1966.
Guest agents: Dr. Ira Green, stunt driver Sonny Allison, the Horizon Repertory Players
The episode opens with no briefing, going from Dan picking the specialists for the mission (including Rollin, but not the other regulars), then goes directly to the "mission."
This episode won writer Jerome Ross the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
(after Rollin pretends to be a prosecutor)
Dan: You're not bad.
Rollin: Not bad? Wait until you see me play my Falstaff.
Cinnamon: If my life were at stake I would hate to have you defend me.
Dan: Thank you. My aim is to inspire a complete... lack of confidence.
Rollin: We shot Lazloff, right, so why not shoot me?
Dan: No, this way's more visual. Besides, Rollin, you were born to hang.
as Rogosh's people take him away)
Barney: I'm sorry we had to let a man like Rogosh live.
Dan: We didn't.