In September of 1932, Eliot Ness and the Untouchables continue to bring the hammer down on Frank Nitti's criminal empire. Their raids have cost him over 200 grand in the past three months. Ness's source for much of the information leading to the raids is driver Marty Wilger who gives him tips at the Odeon Theatre in exchange for cash. ..Read the full recap
Cloris Leachman would return later in Season Three in Man in the Middle.
Paul Dubov, seen here as Nitti council member Banion, was the original actor to play Agent Jack Rossman in the pilot for The Untouchables.
Billie: Were there any good old days, Walter?
Nitti: Muscles are for gorillas. I want anything, I buy it.
Nitti: Harry's a council member
Trager: Benedict Arnold was a general.
Trager: Remember, Cully. Always tell the truth.
Marty: Next time I want double.
Ness: We're having a Depression, Marty.
Nitti: Harry, you find Trager.
Mailer: Yeah, Frank, I'll try.
Nitti: You won't try, Harry. You'll find him.
Trager: I've gotta see you.
Nitti: Take a good look.
Nitti: Almost and a nickel will buy you a cup of coffee.
Ness: Don't forget I'm still in the market.
Marty: You better do your shopping someplace elso.
Trager: Have it your way, Frank.
Nitti: That's the only way there is.
NItti: There's only one set of rules, Trager. I wrote 'em.
Nitpick: It's never made clear who kills Billie Mailer. Did her brother, Walter Trager, kill her himself or did he merely give her location to Nitti's triggermen?
In this episode we have Frank Nitti forming his own squad of "Untouchables" to ferret out leaks within his criminal organization. Tight, well-plotted entry in the series with plenty of twists and turns.