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Nick Moses receives a death sentence from Frank Nitti for disobeying orders but wins a reprieve provided that he can kill Eliot Ness within seven days of the passage of a new anti-racketeering bill in Congress.
Thursday February 23rd, 1961
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In early 1932, just months after Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion, Congress is debating the passage of a new anti-racketeering law. Eliot Ness is scheduled to travel with U.S. Attorney Beecher Asbury to Washington in support of passage of the bill. But things in Chicago must come first. When Ness gets world that four of Capone's lieutenants, who had previously skipped town after their boss's conviction, have returned he knows he cannot make the trip to Washington. ..Read the full recap
The episode marks the second and final appearance of Joe De Santis as hard of hearing mobster Louie Latito.
Frank Wilcox makes his first appearance of Season Two as Beecher Asbury. Wilcox only appeared in this episode and Ring of Terror during the 1960-61 season, his fewest in the series run.
Robert Bice makes his first appearance of the show as Lt. Hale Johnson. In this and a second subsequent appearance in Season Two the character would be a plainclothes lieutenant but once Season Three rolled around he would be transformed into a uniformed police captain.
Vinnie: This Nick muscled in on my district. He needs a lesson on how to read a map.
Moses: (to Vinnie) You got a suntan. I got Kurowski's action.
Nitti: (to Moses) When I'm talkin', Nick, I like to finish!
Ness: Capone's boys are back in town. My guess is they're making a few adjustments.
A good episode highlighted by Harry Guardino as a particulary nasty villain who tries to kill Eliot Ness in order to get out of a death sentence issued down by Frank Nitti. Joe DeSantis, as a Nitti henchman, also turns in a good performance.