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Bugs Moran goes into hiding after much of his mob is wiped out in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Former underling Eddie O'Gara discovers his hiding place and promises him that he can recruit Moran a new gang which will restore the fallen mob boss to his former glory.
Tuesday November 13th, 1962
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Chicago. February, 1929. In the aftermath of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, every law enforcement official in Chicago is scouring the city for gangland boss George "Bugs" Moran. He's gone into hiding now that several important members of his mob were wiped out in the massacre. Eliot Ness figures that if they can get to Moran first he might just be angry enough to give them information. ..Read the full recap
Robert J. Wilke plays Bugs Moran for the second time in this episode. When the character returned for a final time a few episodes later in Doublecross he would be played by Harry Morgan.
This marks the second time that the character of Joe Aiello gets killed off in an episode of The Untouchables. The first time was in The Jake Lingle Killing.
Eddie: I come home. Any objections?
Vince: Who's chasin' you this time?
Moran: (to Eddie) I been waitin' three years to blast you.
Eddie: You gotta believe me, I'm sorry.
Moran: Lotsa guys are sorry. They're also dead.
Moran: (to Eddie) You're the punk I pulled off a dump truck.
This episode features the completely inane scenario of Machine Gun Jack McGurn, the reputed architect of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, working for Bugs Moran, the massacre's intended victim.
Historical goof #2: the real Bugs Moran took off for Canada and later France in the wake of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. He never regained any of his former gangland glory and died of lung cancer in Leavenworth Federal Prison in 1957 while serving time for an Ohio bank robbery he had been involved in.
If I didn't know better, I'd swear that the screenwriter wrote this one as a parody of an Untouchables episode and sent it in to the producers as a joke. Then, the producers didn't get the joke and filmed it straight. Change the channel if this episode is ever rerun on your local station.