On September 8, 1934, the cruise liner Morro Castle, sailing from Havana to New York, caught fire off the coast of New Jersey. Eliot Ness and the Untouchables are on the scene to arrest passenger Val Ferrar, a key member of the nationwide organized crime syndicate. Ferrar had been returning to the United States with the Cuban collection money from the syndicate's operations there. A ship officer tells Ness that Ferrar was reported drowned but the person who did the reporting was his sidekick, Inky Beggs. ..Read the full recap
The ending of this episode is one of the most shocking and unexpected of the series. Most viewers will not see it coming.
Some of the events of this episode would be mentioned a few episodes later in The Nero Rankin Story. That episode functioned as a sequel of sorts to this one.
Locations: New York City, New Jersey, West Virginia
Foley: (snorting some cocaine) You go the route, Inky?
Beggs: No thanks. I only got liquid vices, so to speak.
Foley: (to Inky) Welcome to Santa's workshop.
Nairins: (to Ness) Hey, that's illegal! I'll have you impeached!
Nairins: You lousy cop! You don't got care about my skin.
Ness: That's right, punk! I've got more feeling for the skin on a sausage.
Ferrar: I don't believe in pets personally. You get too attached to them.
Ferrar: We're gonna live the life, Inky. A couple of kings runnin' wild.
An all-time classic of The Untouchables. This one has it all: action, humor, and an ending that's totally unexpected and chilling. You probably won't want to take a cross-country ride with a lonely widow after watching this one. Especially if she has a pet raven.