In October of 1932, Frankie Gruder heads a strongarm outfit that wants control of all the Canadian exports and imports. One night, Frankie and his boys go to a warehouse and shoot a longshoreman. Unfortunately for them, Eliot Ness and the Untouchables show up soon afterwards. There's a shootout. Three of Frankie's boys buy the farm but he manages to escape by jumping into the water...Read the full recap
This episode marks the second time that a character played by Don Gordon jumps into the water to escape capture by the Untouchables. He'd previously done it in Tunnel of Horrors.
Herschel Bernardi would return in Season Four's Bird in the Hand.
Hovack: I'm Big Joe Hovack. I'm number one.
Ness: You're Big Joe nothing. A canvass bag for three rotten lightweights.
Narrator: (about Frankie) A specialist in a business where you were only allowed one mistake.
Hobson: (after Frankie jumps into the water) Well, he got off the hook.
Ness: How far can he swim?
Vernon: Face it, Frankie, you ran out of friends the day you were born.
Johnson: (to Ness) Looks like your men don't have any Ouija boards either.
Robert Bice's character, Captain Johnson, is mistakenly listed as Captain Dorset in the ending credits.