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...Read the full recap
Jim faces two Tong hatchetmen.
Langham successfully bids on the book.
Bosley tries not to sneeze.
Jim and Jeremy realize there's more to Bosley than there appears.
This is the first episode in air order to feature Charles Aidman as Jeremy Pike, although rather confusingly "The Night of Miguelito's Revenge" airs later but introduces him for the first time as it was filmed before this episode.
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.