New York City. July 23, 1934. The underworld is out to get their hands on a new invention--the racewire. The racewire speeds results of horse races to bookmakers all across the nation. Mike Barrigan, Frederick Withers, and Douglas Barrows own and operate the Trans-Pacific News Service. That night, Barrigan and Withers receive an urgent call from Barrows. Barrigan finds him dead in a bookie joint. Joker, a hood who works for New York mobster Joe Kulak, is responsible for the death...Read the full recap
This is one of two episodes in which Eliot Ness goes undercover. The second would be The Jazz Man which aired in Season Four.
This marks the only episode in which Eliot Ness gets wounded.
None of the supporting Untouchables are prominent in this episode. Youngfellow and Rossman do not appear and Hobson and Rico have only brief cameos.
Locations: New York City, San Francisco
Stanwood: Are you going straight, Darden?
Darden: Like a arrow.
Kulak: Tomorow night. Do I make myself clear?
Barrigan: You're not too subtle, Kulak.
Ness: (to Barrigan) Kulak's deals are pretty one-sided.
Joker: A friend wants to see you.
Barrigan; You wouldn't know any of my friends, Joker.
Kulak: It's beginning to rain, Mr. Barrigan. Surely you know enough to come in out of it.
Ness: (to Barrigan) You get in a hole with Kulak you can yell your head off. Nobody will be listening.