Chicago. August 29, 1934. The Haymarket District. Daniel Gosden, a Chicago cop on temporary loan to the Untouchables, gets a tip that the city's long dormant narcotics traffic is about to be revived in a big way. On the top floor of a warehouse he discovers an opium laboratory. Just then adventurer Victor Rait, now working for a new narcotics ring, arrives with four hoods. Rait spots Gosden and gives chase. Right as Gosden is phoning Ness for backup he gets blown away by Rait with a shotgun. Then he fires six bullets from his pistol to disperse a crowd that has gathered after hearing the shots...Read the full recap
Rait: I'm the kind of guy who can't stand morbid curiousity.
Rait: (to Ness) Don't make me laugh. It makes my stitches hurt.
Krelig: (to Rait) Working with you is like bleeding in front of a shark.
Rait: Where there's no risk, there's no fun.
Cop: You boys are workin' kind of late.
Rait: You know how it is, officer. No rest for the wicked.
Stegler: You never told me you killed two policemen.
Rait: You never asked.
Rait: You talk about me takin' risks. You know how close you just came.
Stegler: Close only counts in horseshoes.
Lee Marvin plays perhaps the ulitimate Untouchables villain in this episode. If you interviewed Eliot Ness himself (the TV Ness, of course) he would probably say the same thing. Lee Marvin gives a lights out performance in this episode. They didn't make 'em any rougher or tougher than "the Marv."