Jim and Jeremy get a new partner, timid Bosley Cranston, during their investigation of an opium-smuggling ring led by businessman Gideon Stix. Cranston's photographic memory proves invaluable when they must break into Stix's house and duplicate the man's records.
Episode number: 4x10 Production Number: 3224-0616 Airdate: Friday November 29th, 1968
In San Francisco, Jim is watching a funeral parlor at night as a carriage pulls up. A bespectacled little man carrying a case gets out and looks nervously around. After a moment he walks down the street and a man with a scarred face emerges and walks toward the newcomer... an then past him. Jim follows the scarred man and the newcomer loudly greets Jim by name. The scarred man starts running and Jim runs after him, pursuing him into a dead-end alley. The man jumps him from above and they fight while the newcomer comes over. He loosens a rope and drops a crate, and Jim rolls out of the way as it crushes the scarred man. Jim asks who the newcomer is and when he hesitates, the agent grabs him. The newcomer shows him identification confirming that he is Secret Service agent Bosley Cranston...
Corner slides: Upper Right: Jim faces two Tong hatchetmen. Lower Right: Langham successfully bids on the book. Lower Left: Bosley tries not to sneeze. Upper Left: Jim and Jeremy realize there's more to Bosley than there appears.
Bosley Cranston: I’m really sorry, Mr. West. It’s my first field assignment. James: If you hadn’t told me that, I wouldn’t have guessed.
Although the book with the codes was supposedly written in 1575, the closeup shot of the writing shows references to Marshal Wyatt Earp and other figures of the 1870s.
The stunt double tossed out of the carriage clearly looks different than actor Walker Edmiston.
The stunt double who stands in for Barry Atwater during the final fight...
Has distinctly different hair than the actor in the preceding shot.