By the middle of June, 1932, Eliot Ness and the Untouchables had uncovered and smashed every champagne producing operation in the city of Chicago. Four months later, champagne begins appearing again in fashionable West Side nightclubs. Ness and his men get ready to raid the Silver Canary which is owned by Marty Balter. Inside the club, Balter is paying Charlie Mailer for the last champagne shipment: $86K for 350 cases which averages about $20 per bottle...Read the full recap
This episode was filmed during Season Three but got heldover and didn't air until Season Four. It's the only show of the final season which has a teaser for an opening instead of a page turner which was instituted for Season Four.
In this episode we get a rare glimpse of Agent Youngfellow with a cigarette although it's not lit.
Locations: Chicago, Boston
Mailer: (to Balter) Now that you're happy, time to make me happy.
Mailer: What's all the fuss about? I wasn't doing anything.
Hobson: Nobody ever is.
Bauer: (to Ness) The world is a map of memorized numbers to me.
Mailer: I'm telling you we've got to ship sooner.
Bauer: You're not telling me anything. I'm telling you.
Mailer: (after shooting Balter) You hadn't oughta pushed me so hard. I don't like it.
This episode, though filmed in Season Three and shelved, is pretty much the poster episode for Season Four. It has some good moments but overall it lacks the oomph and power of the show's first three seasons.