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A hush-hush government project tries to keep Kolchak from reporting a story of a self-aware android who is killing those who would try to shut him down.
I don’t know when exactly I was in this office last. In some ways it seems like I never left. But no…that’s not right. For at least a few days I was away…far away…in the hands of men with no faces and no names. They broke me down, broke my story down, told me it hadn’t happened the way I claimed. At least I think that’s what they did…between injections. Memories fade fast enough without chemical help. If I don’t tell the story now I don’t think I ever will…..Read the full recap
Craig Baxley joins an exclusive club of actors playing Kolchak monsters, with his appearance as "Mr. R.I.N.G." here and then as the "Sentry" in the final episode.
The other actors with two "monsters" each are Richard Kiel and Mickey Gilbert.
Carl: (opening narration) I don't know when exactly I was in this office last. Someways, it seems like I never left. But, no, that's not right. For at least a few days I was away, far away, in the hands of men with no faces and no names. They broke me down, broke my story down, telling me how it hadn't happened the way I claimed. At least, I think that's what they did, between injections. Memories fade fast enough without chemical help, but if I don't tell this story now, I don't think I ever will.
Miss Emily: Mr. Vincenzo wants to see you.
Carl: Oh? Oh...well, here I go, into the Valley of Death.
The first murder takes place on April 2, and Carl spends April 3 investigating. But the next day he says is April 3 again when he goes to Dwyer's apartment. Later that day, he learns that Mrs. Walker has sold her house and collected her insurance (and is preparing to move on). Anyone who has actually sold a house or collected insurance knows it takes far longer than a day.
Tony: Leave the jokes to Charlie McCarthy
Charlie McCarthy was a wooden ventriloquist’s puppet, the wisecracking alter-ego of Edgar Bergen. The pair became famous on the strength of McCarthy’s wisecracks and insults, against which Bergen played the ostensible straight man. McCarthy could utter things Bergen could never have got away with saying himself, including ribald humor and double entendres.
Carl: ...this will make Watergate look like a pie fight.
On June 17, 1972, burglars broke into the Democratic Party offices in the posh Watergate Hotel. They sought the Democratic strategies for campaigning against Richard Nixon. They were discovered, and the scandal eventually cost Nixon his presidency and his reputation. One of the most far reaching political scandals ever, it generated tremendous amounts of news coverage. Only a very significant story could eclipse it.
Carl: I'm not exactly Jimmy Olson, cub reporter.
In the Superman comic books, Superman's secret identity is Clark Kent, reporter for the Daily Planet. Jimmy Olson is a young and very raw reporter who is also a member of the Daily Planet staff, and a major supporting character in these comics.