A crack insurance investigator with a tainted past finds stability. George Segal stars in this "Murphy's Law" as Daedelus Patrick Murphy, a disheveled gumshoe with a passion for quoting Yeats, playing Irish music — and trying to get in the sack with his beautiful L'egg-y roommate, Kimiko Fannuchi (half Italian, half Oriental), in one of the most bizarre May December romances on prime-time television in quite some time. Murphy pounds the San Francisco insurance scam beat, which is unexciting work if you can get it — and he often does.
During a charity event, a bejeweled egg is stolen and Murphy traces the theft to the daughter of a famed cat burglar . Murphy suspects something's afoot when Marissa, her ex-wife, treats him in a different way.