In San Francisco, Jim meets up with fellow agent Irv, who is watching the Star Warehouse. Irv has documented Syndicate members going in and out every 20 minutes, delivering money. Jim asks if Norbet Plank, murderer and the Syndicate bookkeeper, is inside and Irv confirms that he is. After telling Irv to notify Artie if he doesn’t come back, Jim takes out a guard and sneaks inside. He’s unaware that a Syndicate man has gotten the drop on Irv...Read the full recap
Jim inside Plank's room.
Jim sighs in relief as the thugs leave the church.
Diamond Dave sighs in exasperation as Jim escapes.
This episode was originally filmed in the third season with Gunnar Hellstrom as director. Robert Conrad was badly injured during a fall from a chandelier (which can be seen in the initial barroom brawl). The episode was held up for twelve weeks and then final filming was completed by Mike Moder in the fourth season, where it aired. Only Moder got on-screen credit for the final result.
Colonel James Richmond: I have a strange feeling that, uh, ridiculous outfit has something to do with the whole thing.
Artemus: Well, it certainly does.
Colonel James Richmond: And just who are you going to be this time?
Artemus: An itinerant character I know named Hallelujah Harry. Hallelujah Harry’s my name, saving’s my game. And what I know of Diamond Dave Desmond, he’s going to need a lot of saving.
Diamond Dave Desmond: I like having talented people around me. How would you like to come to Epitaph?
Artemus: Epitaph, brother? That’s something we all got to come to sooner or later.
James: You want to help me?
Rhoda: Well, you need horses to get out of town. I can get them for you.
Rhoda: When a girl, uh, does a favor, she should get a favor? Like they always say, “quid pro quo.”
James: I didn’t know that’s what they always said, but what exactly is it that you want?
James: Even Plank’s entitled to a fair trial.
Diamond Dave Desmond: No problem. I promise you that he’ll have a scrupulously fair hearing before he’s hanged.
The credits at the end identify the San Francisco agent as "Tod Warner"...
...but Jim calls him "Irv" twice.
Because of the tthree-month gap caused by Robert Conrad's accident, when Jim hits the ground after his fall...
The table that was behind Jim disappears and the unconscious Sheriff Baggs is there instead.
When Monk spots Jim at the hotel in the mirror, Jim runs out the door in the reflection...
But then the camera cuts to Jim behind and he runs out the door again.
Artie holds a candle flame beneath the pages to reveal any invisible ink in the long shots.
But in the closeups it's clear that a solid light is being used rather than a flickering flame.