16 September 1965
In the first episode, Erskine and Rhodes are assigned to track down Francis Jerome, an extortionist who has escaped from a federal prison in Pennsylvania. Erskine must also confront a number of personal issues when a woman involved in the case takes a liking to him. We're told Erskine's wife died "in an ambush meant for me." Francis Jerome also has a lot of personal issues. It turns out he is a psychopath who is killing young women and his psychological issues stem from the way his grandmother (who raised him) kept him in long hair and frilly shirts.
26 September 1965
Erskine and Rhodes are assigned to track down a bank embezzler. The title stems from the fact that Erskine recognizes traits he shares with the embezzler, such as the fact both men served during the Korean War and both are parents. The FBI sets a trap for the embezzler when he has, through an accident, left his young son behind while fleeing to Mexico.
3 October 1965
A Native American, Joe Cloud, who served under Erskine during the Korean War, kills a man who was trying to rape his wife. Cloud flees custody and Erskine attempts to bring him in while trying to keep Cloud from harm.
10 October 1965
Erskine faces problems in his personal life and at work at the same time. His 19-year-old daughter, Barbara, insists on marrying his partner, Rhodes, right now. This puts more pressure on Erskine, who already had misgivings. Meanwhile, assistant director Arthur Ward questions Erskine's approach to catching a bank robber. A man has already confessed to the crimes. But Erskine is convinced the illegitimate son of another bank robber is the real culprit. Ward tells his chief investigator he's being stubborn and questions his judgment.
17 October 1965
Rhodes must confront his own emotions about an incident in his past as he investigates a spoiled young playboy accused of a murder on a cruise ship.
24 October 1965
A pornographer that Erskine has been pursuing is about to flee the country. Before he can do so, the pornographer is kidnapped. Now, the FBI man has to smash the kidnapping plot. But if successful, Erskine will, in effect, help the man escape.
31 October 1965
Erskine and Rhodes investigate a group of saboteurs in San Francisco. The title refers to the wife of one of the saboteurs. The wife, who is Japanese, is unaware of her husband's illegal activities.
7 November 1965
In St. Louis, Erskine and Rhodes arrest a man they think is a notorious check forger. The arrest has been made with the assistance of an old friend of Erskine's. But the FBI investigator has doubts they've really arrested the right man.
Season 1, Episode 9: The Exiles14 November 1965
Exiles from a South American country are trying to organize a coup of their former land. What they don't know is they have a mole among them. Erskine is assigned to infiltrate the exiles, who are based in Miami, by pretending to be a mercenary.
21 November 1965
A deranged man is planning on destroying a U.S. test rocket. He has left a series of cryptic radio messages across the U.S.
28 November 1965
In California, a gang has stolen weapons from the U.S. military. Erskine and Rhodes are assigned to capture the gang.
5 December 1965
A young man drives to FBI headquarters from Virginia. He is carrying a large amount of cash and has been shot. He also can't remember his own identity. Is he a criminal or an innocent. The title stems from the story of blind men trying to establish what an elephant looks like by feeling different parts of the animal. That story summarizes the challenge facing Erskine and Rhodes as they try to reconstruct what happened. On top of that, a pair of hit men are stalking the boy.
12 December 1965
A disturbed young man blows up a freight train. He is now blackmailing the railroad -- he'll do the same to a passenger train unless he is paid $100,000.
19 December 1965
The wife of a U.S. military chaplain is murdered. The accused is a solider with a shaky record. The town surrounding the base is on edge, complicating the investigation of Erskine and Rhodes.
26 December 1965
Erskine and Rhodes are sent to Milwaukee to investigate a truck hijacking. The FBI thinks it is the work of an interstate hijacking ring. In reality, it was organized by an employee of a trucking company who was forced to retire. At the same time, Erskine tries to make time to visit his uncle, who suffers from being alone.
2 January 1966
In Oregon, members of a religious colony have incurred jealousy and ire from residents of a town. The young son of the colony's leader has reported he was beaten. Erskine and Rhodes are thrust into the middle of the situation, which is as combustible as the nearby forests which have endured a 97-day drought.
9 January 1966
Erskine and Rhodes are tracking a man who seduces and then kills wealthy widows. Can they reach him before he kills again? It turns out the killer has deep psychological issues about being adopted. Erskine is able to use that fact to his advantage in the investigation.
16 January 1966
A defecting Soviet diplomat informs the FBI that a major Southern California defense contractor is the source of a security leak. Erskine and Rhodes assume cover identities. Meanwhile, the leader of a Soviet spy ring prepares to sacrifice one of the collaborators to throw the FBI off the scent.
23 January 1966
The FBI investigates a group that transports fugitives out of the country. Erskine, again assuming an undercover identity, is sharing a ride with a wounded criminal and his girlfriend.
Season 1, Episode 20: Quantico30 January 1966
An FBI trainee, one of the best who has ever gone through the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia, discovers a cousin is the man who is trying to blow up a federal building in Washington.
6 February 1966
A U.S. diplomat is approached by the Chinese government to provide sensitive information. The Chinese specifically are seeking the contents of a document known as the Forsythe Memo. Erskine impersonates the diplomat to infiltrate a spy ring organized by the Chinese government.
13 February 1966
A mentally ill woman, who is baby sitting an infant, abducts the child. Erskine and Rhodes track the woman across several states. The FBI agents must figure out the kidnapper's motivation and why the date of April 2 is so significant to her.
27 February 1966
A man hijacks a plane bound for Seattle. He forces it to fly to Alaska, where it is to refuel before heading to Harbin, China. The hijacker turns out to be a U.S. scientist. Assistant Director Ward tells Erskine the man and his knowledge must not be allowed to reach China -- at any cost.
6 March 1966
Chicago businessman Mark Tabor, who has ties to organized crime, is about to go on trial for fraud. Tabor narrowly escapes a hit attempt and is on the run. He is about to be cornered. He has himself committed to an asylum. Erskine poses as a patient to prove that Tabor is faking.
20 March 1966
Roger Leroy Mason, a research chemist, cracks under pressure from both his job and personal life. He has sabotaged one facility of a chemical company that is interested in bidding on a process his firm has developed. That incident resulted in a massive fire. The FBI races to find Mason before other chemical facilities are destroyed.
27 March 1966
Dr. Gregory Holman is in Washington playing in a chess tournament. He is also an intelligence operative for an Eastern European country and may be ready to defect to the United States. He apparently is killed in an explosion in a night club. However, Erskine determines the badly burned body is not Holman. Now, the U.S. and Holman's country are seeking the operative. If the U.S. can convince Holman to defect, valuable information can be decoded before an upcoming peace conference. Erskine must cope with another chess player selling information to both sides and Korvin, the experienced ambassador from Holman's country.
3 April 1966
Erskine must track down the missing Dr. Gregory Holman while simultaneously trying to convince officials of his government the intelligence operative is dead. He is aided by Holman's wife, who now knows her husband is alive. Yustov, a chess-playing rival of Holman's, also knows Holman is alive and is trying to convince Ambassdor Korvin of that fact. Erskine leads a team of FBI agents that finally locates Holman. But he won't defect until he knows his children, who are still in his home country, are safe.
10 April 1966
The son of a rich man, Marshall Winslow, is kidnapped. The leader is the sickly and mentally unstable DuPree, who shows he is more than willing to kill by twice shooting the chauffeur who was driving the boy. DuPress wants $300,000 and has no intentions of letting the boy, Dan Winslow, go free. Erskine must contend with the bull-headed Marshall Winslow, who wants to do things his way. The elder Winslow, after initially cooperating with the FBI, goes public about the kidnapping and offers a large reward for information about the crime.
Season 1, Episode 29: The Animal17 April 1966
The murderous Earl Clayton leads four other criminals in an escape from a New Mexico jail. He kills a deputy in the escape and one of the escapees who didn't want to work on a heist Clayton was planning. Eventually, Clayton a young escapee are the only ones still at large. Erskine and Rhodes are sent after Clayton. Before they can reach the killer, Clayton is in a remote lodge with hostages. Erskine, in a desperate bid to prevent more death, changes places with a hunter headed toward the lodge.
24 April 1966
A bank in Baltimore is robbed. The crime was obviously well planned. Yet the criminals only steal $12,000 when much more could have been taken. Erskine and Rhodes dig deeper to find a deceased bank robber in the 1940s would rob a small bank as a practice run before striking a richer target. Now, the FBI must comb through all the dead robber's cell mates to find who is adopting his tactics. A missing button from the Baltimore robbery will prove to be a major clue.
1 May 1966
Dale Hillman kidnaps and kills the daughter of a police chief. The reason: Hillman had been rejected while applying for a position with the department because of an eye defect. The FBI is called into the case. In the meantime, Hillman joins an extremist group (it's implied it's a neo-Nazi organization, but this specific term isn't used). Erskine infiltrates the group to get the evidence needed to put Hillman away for good.
8 May 1966
Erskine and Rhodes are sent to a small town in Oregon with a predominant Asian American population. Evidence has surfaced that one of its residents may have been a traitor during World War II, serving as a Japanese officer without ever renouncing his U.S. citizenship. The one-time officer also was involved in torture during the war. To find the man, the agents eventually must seek the aid of one of the torture victims from the war.
18 September 1966
A gang of kidnappers preys on middle-class families. Based in Reno, they identify men who have won money gambling, then kidnap their children. Junior, one of the kidnappers, convinces his brother Casey to spare the life of one kidnap victim. Casey reluctantly does so but tells the boy other members of his family will die if they alert authorities. The FBI receives an anonymous phone call after the boy is returned but the boy's father refuses to cooperate. After Erskine and Rhodes start work on the case, another man's son is kidnapped after the man has won $7,500 playing roulette in Reno. This time, the kidnap victim is a diabetic -- who will soon die if he can't get insulin shots.
Season 2, Episode 2: The Escape2 October 1966
Convicted murderer Larry Drake is freed during a brazen escape that results in the deaths of three law-enforcement officers. One of them was a good friend of Inspector Lewis Erskine, who was the godfather to the man's oldest son. Steve Drake, the killer's brother, has organized the escape and another brother, Eddie, was a participant. But Larry, in love with Steve's wife, has his own plans.
9 October 1966
Bishop John Atwood, a peace activist, is coming to the U.S. to deliver a speech. He has been targeted for assassination by Anton Christopher, who has never been photographed. The FBI is alerted to the plot by a Manilla police officer, who has been fatally shot by Christopher but lives long enough to tell the FBI what he knows. What neither the FBI nor the bishop knows is that one of the bishop's closest friends is part of the plot.
16 October 1966
The FBI is called in to investigate a case of sabotage at a tungsten mine in New Mexico. The bureau is concerned because the metal is vital for U.S. defense and aerospace efforts. But the sabotage has nothing to do with the Cold War. Rather, it is the work of Tom Rule, whose son was killed at the mine and whose grandson wants to work there. Rule, believing the mine will soon close down anyway, wants to prevent his grandson from following the same path he did. What he doesn't know, and one reason the FBI is involved, is that a large deposit of tungsten is near the mine. Rhodes, investigating the case, goes down into the mine to question Rule. Meanwhile, Rule has planted a bomb. He, Rhodes and other miners are trapped in a cave-in because the mine elevator wasn't working properly. Erskine can only watch anxiously as rescuers, including Rule's grandson, try to free the entombed miners.
23 October 1966
Erskine and Rhodes are investigating Johnny Albin, a "juicer," who makes loans to desperate businessmen and then uses his leverage to take control of their companies for La Cosa Nostra boss Mark Vincent. Erskine hopes to use Albin to get to Vincent, who controls a savings-and-loan and other legitimate business fronts. One of Albin's businessmen victims is hesitant to help the FBI for fear his wife and daughter will be killed or injured.
30 October 1966
A chemist, facing escalating medical bills because his daughter may lose her leg, steals flasks he thinks contains a new lotion. In reality, he has taken a powerful bacteria that will wipe out all forms of life within a certain area. A spy, Jago, wants to sell the bacteria to a country hostile to the United States. Erskine and Rhodes are dispatched to track down the missing flasks which have the potential to wipe out millions of lives.
Season 2, Episode 7: Ordeal6 November 1966
Thieves steal an experimental form of nitrogylcerin, which is especially volatile. A guard is killed in the robbery and one of the thieves is also killed because he can't take the stress. The thieves recruit Carl Munger, an experienced truck driver who has hauled nitrogylcerin before. Munger is about to become a father and is nearly broke. Rhodes, posing as an out-of-work truck driver, wins Munger's trust and joins him in hauling the explosive chemical. All Erskine can do is follow behind and hope his partner will survive the ordeal.
13 November 1966
Frank Schroeder is hitchhiking and is picked up by a motorist in the Southwest. Schroeder kills the motorist in cold blood. Now, the FBI has launched a manhunt for Schroeder and puts him on the agency's Ten Most Wanted list. The criminal hooks up with a young Mexican woman. He is now in San Antonio, where there are rumors that a reclusive woman has a fortune in diamonds hidden in her home. Erskine and Rhodes try to trace Schroeder's bloody trail, which will result in the death a pawn broker. Can the FBI bring the criminal to justice before it's too late for others?
Season 2, Episode 9: Vendetta20 November 1966
Karl Schindler, a former Nazi officer who ran a concentration camp during World War II, is now a Communist spy. Otto Mann, a Nazi hunter, nearly arrests Schindler on a cruise ship headed to New York. Mann is a friend of Erskine and wants to assist the FBI. But Mann's wife died at Schindler's concentration camp. Erskine is uncertain whether Mann will attempt to gain personal revenge; the FBI man wants to capture Schindler alive for his knowledge of U.S.-based agents.
27 November 1966
A prisoner at a federal prison in Colorado is killed. Dying, he tells the warden that a break-out is about to be attempted. Because the prison houses some of the worst criminals in U.S. custody, the FBI is called into the case. Erskine goes undercover as a prisoner and is the new cell mate of Fritz Moline, a cunning criminal suspected of organizing the escape. But Moline, after planning the escape for five years, may kill Erskine first.
4 December 1966
Erkine and Rhodes lead an FBI hunt for Lawrence Underwood, a Communist spy who has stolen secrets from an atomic laboratory in Idaho. Underwood, in the course of the theft, caused an accident involving atomic materials and is now contaminated with radiation. Underwood is in a remote part of Idaho, with Erkine on his trail, unaware of Underwood's condition.
11 December 1966
A company aircraft of Colton Industries, a Detroit-based defense contractor, explodes in mid-air. The incident kills one of the parters of the company, who was headed to Washington. He was killed because he was going to blow the whistle about defective aircraft components that Colton Industries was shipping to Vietnam. As Erkine and Rhodes investigate, Assistant Director Arthur Ward takes an interest in the case because he's a friend of Mrs. Colton. The title of the episode is explained by Ward, who likens the story of the camel forcing its way into a tent to the way the bureau formerly operated, when it performed political favors.
18 December 1966
Istvan Sladek, an agent for a Communist Eastern European nation who is operating in the U.S., has obtained a coded list of opposition leaders in his country. But in getting the list, he fatally shot the editor of a newspaper for Slavic Americans. Erkine and Rhodes lead the FBI's hunt for Sladek. At the same time, Sladek knows agents of his country will liquidate him the moment Sladek gives up the list. Complicating all of this is the fact Sladek, during the preceding six months, fell in love with a woman who immigrated from his country. The woman is torn whether to help Sladek or help the FBI.
25 December 1966
Jennerson, the captain of a freight ship, loses his vessel when it hits what appears to be an old mine. The event is viewed as a tragic accident, which cost the life of one of Jennerson's crew. But the FBI, led by Erskine and Rhodes, is following up indications the incident was deliberately staged. Indeed, the mine, stolen from elsewhere, was newer than a World War II mine. Jennerson and an accomplice are after $40,000 in insurance money. What Jennerson doesn't know is that his wife is having an affair with the accomplice. At the same time, the sunken ship's cargo included chlorine, which create a deadly gas should its containers rupture -- and a tidal wave is approaching, which will rip the sunken ship apart.
Season 2, Episode 15: The Raid1 January 1967
A former convict recognizes another ex-con, known as the "Iceman," arriving at a Los Angeles apartment building. The former convict drives to a telephone booth at a nearby drive-in and attempts to call the FBI. The Iceman intercepts him and stabs him with an icepick in the chest. The Iceman flees, but the convict survives long enough to get another man to call the Bureau. Dying, the former convict provides the FBI with information about the Iceman. It turns out the killer is part of a gang of bank robbers led by Scott Martin. The gang has already killed two people, used as hostages, in past robberies. Martin, meanwhile, has gotten involved with a single mother and her 10-year-old son. Erskine, who was supposed to be in the Los Angeles FBI office briefly, is charged with organizing a raid on the apartment building where the gang is. Over the next 97 minutes, the 10-year-old boy will be used as a hostage, the mother will enter the apartment building to try to protect her son and the gang will engage in repeated shootouts with Bureau agents. It is an encounter that will lead to the death of some of the participants.
8 January 1967
Hanna Crandall, a witness in a trial against an intelligence operative of a Communist nation, panics. She hurriedly disguises herself and buys a train ticket from New York to Quebec. She's not aware that assassins in the employ of that country are on the train with her. Hanna also befriends a male passenger, who realizes something is wrong but has trouble reaching out to Hanna. Erskine and Rhodes figure out she's on the train and manage to get aboard. Now the FBI agents must protect her before the killers can complete their mission.
15 January 1967
The FBI, investigating the theft of plans for a new cobalt bomb, comes across a Communist spy ring. One of its members is Juliet Sinclair, who runs an Asian orphanage and also an operative for Red China. She is flying to Los Angeles to take a girl from the orphanage to a couple, the Kenyons. The girl, however, the night before the trip, discovers Juliet Sinclair's secret. What the girl doesn't know is the Kenyons are part of the same spy ring. Erskine and Rhodes must not only recover the missing information but also are in a race to prevent the girl from being liquidated by the Kenyons.
22 January 1967
Lt. Frank Harris, a tough plainclothes police officer, questions Joseph Spooner, a junkie informant, to try to break a case. After Harris drops Spooner off, he is beaten and killed by two hoods. Harris was the last person to see Spooner alive and the junkie's death sets off protests about police brutality. Erskine and Rhodes are called in to investigate before a volatile situation turns explosive.
29 January 1967
The Gray Passenger is when death visits a ship. Exactly that has occurred when a former president of a South American country has been murdered on a ship sailing off the Carolina coast en route to South America. The political situation in that nation is explosive, spurring the FBI to send agents Erskine and Rhodes to investigate. Erskine is the lead investigator while Rhodes poses as a sailor. The FBI men face many dangers. The murder is part of a plot that involves piracy and political intrigue.
5 February 1967
The Caldwell family is part of a Communist Cell in the San Francisco Bay area. The cell plans to blow up a U.S. ship sailing from Oakland to take war supplies to Vietnam. Erskine and Rhodes lead the FBI's investigation, which begins when Lester Milton is found murdered. Milton is a former Communist who renounced the party. John Caldwell, patriarch of the Caldwell family, is really Milton's brother. Milton was spotted by Communist operative Conrad Letterman, who is the mastermind behind the scheme to blow up the ship. The FBI races to apprehend Letterman, not knowing the full extent of the plot. Betty Caldwell, the 20-year-old daughter of John Caldwell, faces a crisis. She's in love with a Navy doctor who has been assigned to the ship at the last minute.
12 February 1967
A sophisticated hijacking operation steals specific shipments of vital products and arranges for them to be sold behind the Iron Curtain. Manning Fryes, an executive with knowledge of the shipments, is having an affair with a woman close to the hijacking ring. Erskine and Rhodes lead the FBI's probe. Fryes is under pressure to cooperate one last time, in this instance involving a shipment of $7 million in gold.
19 February 1967
A three-person team of Eastern Bloc operatives led by Major Damian Sava arrives at a U.S. beach. They are discovered by a U.S. sailor. The sailor is killed so the spies can proceed with their mission. The sailor's death brings the FBI into the investigation, with Erskine and Rhodes leading the probe. The target of the spies is Anton Dieter; the spies intend to kidnap Dieter so he can be exchanged for a Soviet bloc operative captured by the FBI, who is now in the Atlanta federal prison.
26 February 1967
George Bellamy, married just three months, has gotten another woman pregnant. That woman's brother meets Bellamy in a cabin in a national forest in the middle of a fire alert area. A fight breaks out. Bellamy accidentally kills the man. Bellamy, desperate, starts a fire he knows will set off a broader blaze to cover up the crime. As it becomes evident this was no accidental fire, the FBI is called in to investigate. as Erskine and Rhodes piece things together, Bellamy finds himself in deeper and deeper, especially after his pregnant girlfriend dies in the hospital.
5 March 1967
A painting worth $500,000 is stolen from a Washington museum. A former U.S. government official is seriously injured trying to stop the theft. The thief flies to Los Angeles, intending to sell it to a collector the thief has done business with before. The thief, though, gets more than he bargained for when he meets a woman who falls for him. Erskine and Rhodes don't have much to work with. The FBI men begin to put pressure on the collector. Meanwhile, the thief concludes he'll need to kill the woman to ensure her silence.
12 March 1967
Leo Roland, one of the chiefs of the Cosa Nostra, invokes the Fifth Amendments repeatedly when called before a federal grand jury in New York concerning a fraudulent bankruptcy. But his attorney, Carl Munroe, has learned the U.S. has turned up a witness that could get the mafia leader indicted. Roland, following a meeting of the Cosa Nostra's council, orders a hit on the witness, which is carried out by Paul Clementi, nephew of Ed Clementi, the other primary Cosa Nostra leader. Ed Clementi is unaware his nephew is Cupid, so named because he shoots his victims twice in the heart. Inspector Erskine, in New York already on grand jury business, takes charge of the investigation. Roland taunts Erskine, which makes the FBI man all the more determined to nail the Mafia leader. Over the course of the probe, things become complicated. Chris Roland, Leo Roland's estranged daughter and now a nurse, has fallen in love with Paul Clementi. Chris is also a close friend of Flo Clementi, the estranged wife of Ed Clementi. Leo Roland holds Flo responsible for her husband turning "soft." Erskine's investigation leads to a secret Mafia weapons drop. Meanwhile, Leo Roland is willing to order a hit on anyone he feels threatens his power.
19 March 1967
As Part II opens, Leo Roland is desperate. His close La Cosa Nostra associate, Ed Clementi, has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Clementi is desperate to get out of the rackets but Roland reminds Clementi of the oath he swore to La Cosa Nostra - the La Cosa Nostra comes before family and all else. Roland is prepared to order a hit on anybody Clementi knows who could be a potential witness. Meanwhile, Clementi's nephew, Paul, the hit man known to the authorities as "Cupid," has committed a potential fatal blunder. The FBI has recovered one of his teeth that was knocked loose by Cupid's last victim. Now, FBI Inspector Lewis Erskine has a way to find who Cupid is and to connect him to Leo Roland. The question is whether the FBI's top investigator can reach Cupid in time before he turns murder into slaughter.
2 April 1967
The son of a prominent New England industrialist has been kidnapped. Erskine's investigation is complicated when the father receives two ransom notes. One is genuine, the other a "satellite," an extortion demand by someone not actually involved in the kidnapping. Erskine believes the second ransom note is the real article; its phrasing points to a younger person. But the FBI must cover both ransom drops. Meanwhile, the real kidnapper grows more volatile, endangering the life of the kidnap victim.
9 April 1967
Operating on a tip, Erskine and Rhodes arrest Charles Burnett and Allen Cole just before they were going to commit murder and kidnapping. The tipster was Burnett's former wife, for whom he still has feelings. The ex-wife flees before the duo can be tried for conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Now, the FBI agents and the conspirators are in a race to get to the ex-wife first. She has fled to the Florida Keys, where she was raised, just as a hurricane is closing in. Erskine and a wounded Rhodes are with the ex-wife as Burnett closes in.
16 April 1967
Avila, a rancher, is being threatened by an extortionist, who wants $200,000 or else he'll spread the virus for hoof-and-mouth disease throughout Avila's herd. The extortionist is being driven by jealousy, hate and bigotry. Erskine and Rhodes seek the extortionist's identity. Avila doesn't realize the threat is closer than he thinks.
17 September 1967
Paul Nichols, a long-time member of the Cosa Nostra, over 30 years organized the mob's illegal gambling network. He kills Denton, a Mafia member who has been skimming off the top. But the killing was done without a vote from the Cosa Nostra's "commission." Complicating the situation: Nichols has taken possession of "the book," a list of codes necessary to the running of the gambling operation. The FBI learns through an informant that Nichols may be participating in a high-stakes poker game. Erskine recruits Doc Cameron, once a successful gambler who was nearly killed by the mob. Cameron also has been invited to the poker game and Erskine goes undercover as Cameron's "silent partner." The Cosa Nostra's commission, meanwhile, decides to hire hit men who will murder everyone at the poker game and make a grab for "the book."
24 September 1967
An Eastern Bloc courier is shot and captured at an airport while entering the U.S. The courier had hidden tape intended for a mysterious operative known only as "Alexander." Erskine goes undercover, taking the place of the courier. He quickly discovers the situation is more complicated than he imagined. The FBI inspector is now in the middle of an espionage ring with conflicting allegiances. Alexander is loyal to Moscow, while other members now are loyal to China. On top of that, the courier Erskine is portraying was hired to kill Alexander. Colby and other FBI men can only keep track of the FBI inspector from a distance.
8 October 1967
A juror in a trial in Oregon turns up dead. It appears to be an accident. In reality, it was the result of a fight after the juror decided not to accept a bribe from George Owens, desperate to keep his son from being convicted. The FBI is called in at the request of the U.S. Attorney's office. Owens now intends to pressure another member of the jury by threatening the man's wife. With jury deliberations underway, Erskine and Colby move to protect the wife of the juror before it's too late.
Season 3, Episode 4: Traitor15 October 1967
A murder at a baseball game is the starting point for an intense FBI espionage investigation led by Erskine and Colby. Steve Ramsey, on the surface, is the successful president of a major corporation. He is really a traitor to the U.S. and under the control of the woman posing as his administrative assistant. Before the case is over, the death toll will increase and Erskine must solve a puzzle that extends back to World War II.
22 October 1967
Max Griswold has been on the run from the law for years and has established a new life for himself. But David Spiers, one of his former confederates, has identified him while plotting a robbery that could yield $3 million. To ensure Griswold's cooperation, Spiers has set up a kidnapping of Griswold's estranged son. Meanwhile, the kidnapping of the younger Griswold has come to the notice of The FBI's Inspector Erskine. The FBI man believes there's more to the kidnapping of the young Griswold than appears on the surface. Meanwhile, the gang that Spiers has recruited has run into complications in their planning for the plot they think will yield millions of dollars.
29 October 1967
Max Griswold, desperate to save the life of his kidnapped son, has figured out how to stage a robbery that could yield at least $3 million. Erskine and Colby, meanwhile, diligently follow up leads as Erskine figures out the plot. The FBI needs to capture the gang while trying to save the life of Griswold's son.
5 November 1967
An Eastern Bloc nation seeks to prevent the defection of Gerald Salzman, one of its key officials, to the U.S. Salzman's wife has already flown to the U.S. with forged papers. Sylvia Prince, who acts as a messenger and coordinator of espionage operations, has activated a sleeper agent who supposedly defected to the U.S. six years earlier. The plot of the conspirators is to kidnap Mrs. Salzman to force him to go back to his homeland. The FBI is on the case after a U.S. State Department official, who knows Salzman, is murdered. Erskine and Colby race to rescue Mrs. Salzman to ensure Salzman's defection takes place.
Season 3, Episode 8: Overload12 November 1967
Former boxer Charles Nyack is paroled after serving two years in prison for assault. He is planning revenge against the woman whose testimony but him behind bars. When his friend who is driving him from prison objects to his plans, Nyack knocks him out and leaves him by the wayside where he later dies. A massive power blackout complicates the FBI's efforts to find Nyack before he kills his intended victim, who is staying with her mother in a remote house.
26 November 1967
In Los Angeles, an FBI stakeout goes awry. The bureau is on the lookout for Judson, a hitman who is part of the southern Florida syndicate. As Erskine leads the FBI's arrest of Judson, the hitman's partner, Macklin, drives up and begins shooting. Judson is hit amid the crossfire. Macklin flees and forces his way into a car driven by a nurse. Judson dies on the operating table. It turns out the syndicate has ordered both Macklin and Judson be killed. Now, the FBI must take Macklin alive to try to obtain information about the syndicate. The nurse, meanwhile, has a reputation for not holding together during a crisis.
3 December 1967
Karl Reiman, an Eastern Bloc spy posing as a journalist, has been assigned to seduce Julie Kipp, who works for a U.S. security agency. Reiman's estranged wife shows up, threatening to expose him. Col. Frederic Maas, an official at the U.S. embassy of the Eastern Bloc country, orders the murder of Mrs. Reiman to get her out of the way. The killing brings the FBI into the case. Reiman's mission is to obtain intelligence about what the U.S. would do in the event of a war between the Soviet Union and China ahead of a diplomatic conference in Toronto. Erskine decides to shake things up, hoping to cause his Eastern Bloc opponents to act rashly and to provide the FBI a chance to break the case.
10 December 1967
Lynn Hallett has been implicated in a bank robbery, including an eyewitness identifying her as one of the participants. Erskine isn't convinced and presses on with his investigation. After a wounded bank guard dies, Lynn flees in the company of her boyfriend, Mike James. But James intends to participate in robbery in Long Beach, causing Lynn to reconsider. Erskine and Colby track down the real bank robbers and try to catch up to Lynn before it's too late.
31 December 1967
John Rim, on the run after killing three men in a barroom bombing, returns to his homeland, a swamp area where both the land and the locals are rather inhospitable to strangers. Erskine and Colby decide that just a few FBI agents would have better luck with the locals than a large platoon would. But the locals refuse to believe that John Rim is a murderer, though he has now also killed an old man in the area that found him in his house. Erskine tries to persuade Rim's wife, who is now in love with John's brother Frank.
7 January 1968
Two families are on opposite sides of a kidnapping case. Walter Gretzler and his nephew Norman have abducted John Graham, youngest son of retired industrialist Marshall Graham. Walter, a long-time criminal, used a police car at Norman's garage to cause John Graham to stop along a rural road. Philip Graham, Marshall's estranged, oldest son, is forced to make decisions for the family when Marshall Graham suffers a stroke while returning to the United States from Europe. Philip doesn't want to pay a $300,000 ransom; he feels his brother will be killed the moment any money is paid. Philip, though is unsure and leans on Erskine. The FBI inspector tells Philip he can't make the decision for him. Meanwhile, Colby and other FBI men are tracking down who stripped John Graham's abandoned sports car, hoping for clues that will help track down the kidnappers. Walter Gretzler, at the same time, is ready to kill John Graham, ransom or no ransom.
14 January 1968
An Eastern Bloc espionage ring operating in the Los Angeles area is unraveling. One of its key operatives, Jan Anka, has manipulated a draftsman at a missile plant into providing copies of key blueprints. The plant employee's German girlfriend is being held in East Germany -- or so he believes. It turns out the girlfriend has really been dead for eight months. The draftsman attempts to quit the ring but Anka kills him. Now, the FBI has been drawn into the case, led by Erskine and Colby. Things become more complicated. Anka has posed for years as another man. A woman shows up -- the daughter of the man Anka has pretended to be. Now she's in danger as the espionage ring becomes more desperate.
21 January 1968
Two deaths, 3,000 miles apart, put Erskine and Colby on the trail of Cosa Nostra boss John Duquesne. The first fatality occurred a decade earlier and the body was discovered during a routine military exercise near San Jose. The other is the killing a retired hitman on the other side of the U.S. The Cosa Nostra decides that Duquesne needs to get rid of his ex-wife, who could implicate him in the earlier killing. The FBI tries to connect the two murders and prevent a third.
28 January 1968
A young woman is killed on U.S. government property outside a small Illinois city. The leading suspect lives at Camp Newstart, begin by a successful businessman to give young men a second chance. The victim was widely known and popular in the city. Tempers fray and some men in the town, including the man engaged to the victim, want to take justice into their own hands. The real killer is a vagrant. Erskine and Colby try to keep a lip on the town and prevent a riot until they can locate can bring the killer to justice.
4 February 1968
The FBI set up an under cover operation after a race car driver is killed in an accident and the owner of the team is under suspicion of a car stealing racket across 10 states. The FBI think there might be a connection between the death and the stolen cars.
Season 3, Episode 18: Homecoming11 February 1968
John Streyer, a scientist who defected to East Germany 15 years earlier after participating in an espionage ring, has decided to return to the U.S. Two representatives of a nation "unfriendly to the United States" attempt to detain Streyer at John F. Kennedy International Airport but he gets away. Assistant Director Arthur Ward, already in New York on FBI business, works in the field with Erskine and Colby on the case. Ward had headed the bureau's espionage desk at the time Streyer escaped capture by defecting to East Germany. Streyer is being squeezed by the FBI, which wants to capture him, and the Eastern Bloc country, which has decided he knows too much and must be silenced.
18 February 1968
To pay for an operation for his crippled wife, a man has been trying to extract money from the wives of servicemen by harassing them with phone calls threatening to expose their secrets. During one of these calls one young woman is so distraught she accidentally falls to her death from her apartment balcony. Her husband vows to find the extortionist himself. Erskine and Colby work to find the man first before more violence results.
25 February 1968
Mrs Daley is kidnapped during a house robbery. The FBI become involved when it seems the criminals are trying to make for Mexico. Mrs Daley realizers her chances of staying alive are directly related to her ability to remain useful to the kidnappers
Season 3, Episode 21: Southwind3 March 1968
Heavily in debt to gamblers, Lawrence Reynolds flies with his girlfriend to Puerto Rico after embezzling nearly $2 million from his bank. A contract man from the gambling syndicate is following them, intending to get the money Reynolds owes them, and not intending to leave him alive. The FBI tries to find Reynolds and his girlfriend before the syndicate man does.
17 March 1968
A Messenger and guard for a Wall Street brokerage firm are ambushed while making a delivery. During the holdup the guard is killed and Paul Thorpe, the messenger with the briefcase, is taken. He is recognized by one of the three holdup men and that,plus the fact that his uncle is a Cosa Nostra crime boss, saves his life. The men get away with $400,000 worth of negotiable securities. The FBI is soon on the case and begin checking out fences who could handle such a big haul. Thorpe has a fiancée and she is also in danger if he talks.
24 March 1968
While preventing a robbery Erskine apprehends Oren McKay. He is wanted for his participation in an armored car holdup years earlier in which $2,000,000 was stolen. Seven men have now been arrested for their parts in the crime but the eighth man, Emory Hale, is still at large and only he knows the whereabouts of the money. McKay alludes to a shadowy ninth man who may have been an inside man on the job. The agents and the ninth man all begin circling around Anita Hale, Emory's wife in hopes of locating him. The trail takes them to the small border town of Las Rinas, New Mexico.
31 March 1968
A teenager runs away from home, but unwittingly becomes the center of a kidnapping when his father receives a ransom note. The FBI go on the search for the boy while trying not to tip his kidnapper to their actions.
7 April 1968
A state investigator is gravely wounded on the docks. The FBI is brought into the case when it's clear the matter is tied to La Cosa Nostra. A vessel has been revamped into being a cruise ship, with illegal gambling. But the mob is after bigger game. La Cosa Nostra has set up a promising politician to be blackmailed, with the intention of gaining control of a state. Erskine goes undercover as a passenger on the cruise ship. But a member of Cosa Nostra's high commission is also aboard -- and he can recognize Erskine.
Season 3, Episode 26: The Tunnel21 April 1968
A prison break turns deadly when a sheriff's deputy is murdered by one of the fleeing prisoners. The FBI is summoned. Erskine and Colby discover the case is more complicated than it appears. The key escapee is an expert at digging tunnels to attempt bank robberies. The organizer of the job plans to tunnel to a bank vault in New York City that contains $15 million at any one time.
28 April 1968
John Whiting is part of a Communist espionage ring. He specializes in blackmailing leading executives of defense contractors. Hugh Zimmerman, one of his targets, balks and the two engage in a vicious fight. By accident, Zimmerman falls out of a hotel window to his death. Whiting's superiors pressure him to come up with an alternate way to obtain information on a top secret U.S. project. Erskine and Colby are assigned by the FBI to investigate Zimmerman's death and end the spy ring's activities.
22 September 1968
A Communist Bloc spy turns up dead from a heart attack, putting Erskine and Colby on the trail of an espionage ring. The group's target is four scientists. The spies plan to exert enough pressure on one of them to gain access to a top secret project. Erskine goes undercover as a security official at the institute where the scientists work.
29 September 1968
After a border patrol officer is found dead, the FBI begin investigating the operations of a wildcat oil company. What they discover is way beyond just a simple murder.
Season 4, Episode 3: The Quarry6 October 1968
Michael Riley has been running numbers while working on his brother's truck. He intends to cash out and go off with his girlfriend. But he's now a fugitive from the law after the FBI gets a tip about the numbers running. Riley is also on the hit list of the Cosa Nostra, which wants to shut Riley up permanently. Erskine and Colby lead the FBI's manhunt for Riley, trying to get to the young man before the Cosa Nostra does.
13 October 1968
John Evans is on the run after killing another ex-con who told him about a family in Pennsylvania who supposedly keeps a great deal of money at home. The fugitive ends up in the company of Jess Orkin, a 14-year-old runaway. Evans manipulates Jess; the boy breaks into a farmhouse and steals food and medical supplies while Evans tries to recover from a gunshot wound. Erskine and Colby are on the trail of the runaways. They hope to get to Jess before Evans commits his next crime -- which almost certainly will result in fatalities if he succeeds.
20 October 1968
A Cosa Nostra "fixer" is hit in Newark for bungling an attempted bribe. But the killing is witnessed by a teenage girl. She narrowly escapes but left behind her yearbook. Erskine goes undercover in Florida to gather evidence against the Mafia official who ordered the murder. Meanwhile, the Cosa Nostra "high commission" orders that the girl be liquidated. If Erskine falters in his assignment, the good is as good as dead.
3 November 1968
Erskine and Colby investigate the theft by a spy ring of a material important to the U.S. space program. The operative who committed the theft, Ralph Stuart, was wounded. Bleeding, Stuart seeks refuge at the home of an old Army buddy, who had been a medic.
10 November 1968
Howard Converse, deep in gambling debt and with a wife in an iron lung, has embezzled $250,000 from the bank where he works. He flees as bank examiners begin their review of the bank's books. Erskine and Colby lead the FBI's search for the fugitive bank officer. Meanwhile, Converse is in danger for his life. Part of his getaway plan calls for riding with an ex-con and his child bride. The ex-con learns who his passenger is -- and he intends to kill Converse and keep the money for himself.
17 November 1968
Vincent Gray, just before being released from prison, is given the kiss of death from La Cosa Nostra. Erskine sees an opportunity for a breakthrough in the bureau's ongoing war with the Mafia. If the FBI can pressure Gray successfully, it can gather information to put away Mafia officials. Meanwhile, La Cosa Nostra intends to make good on the kiss of death that Gray has received.
24 November 1968
In Pennsylvania, two of three bank robbers are slain and the haul is stolen. The third robber is taken into custody and admits he was part of the robbery but isn't able to provide Erskine many details. Meanwhile, George Wilson and James Reed, who killed the robbers, have traveled to northern California, intending to pull another job. A third man, who set up the killing of the banker robbers, tries to flee the country but is captured by Erskine and Colby. At the same time, Wilson, who has gotten a job at a winery in California, has fallen in love with Lisa, who runs the winery. Wilson wants to give up on the planned job but Reed won't let him. The FBI is on the trail of Wilson and Reed but the question is whether the bureau can catch up to the criminals in time.
1 December 1968
A major jewel collection has been stolen in New York by a group of thieves who had detailed knowledge of the security precautions used to safeguard the collection. But the caper goes awry when one of the men is photographed leaving the upscale jewelry store where the robbery took place. Erskine will risk his life to bring the thieves to justice.
8 December 1968
A former Nazi with the nickname "the Butcher" surfaces in New York. One of his former victims tries unsuccessfully to kill him. Erskine and Colby are on the man's trail but soon encounter more, including Dryden, a wealthy man who is financing neo-Nazi groups in the U.S. The Nazi, meanwhile, is able to blend in with those he hates the most, making it especially difficult for the FBI men to catch him.
Season 4, Episode 12: The Flaw15 December 1968
Glen Parmenter is a brilliant KGB spy operating in the U.S. He has one flaw: he's deaf and relies on lip reading to understand what people are saying. Erskine goes undercover to smash the spy ring Parmenter is operating. Erskine's undercover identity also has a flaw: the make-believe identity has a deep secret that would attract spies to blackmail him. The question is whether Erskine's cover identity will hold up long enough to complete his assignment alive.
Season 4, Episode 13: The Hero22 December 1968
Daniel Sayres, son of a war hero, pretends to be an Air Force officer to seduce well-to-do women into marrying him for their money. One such scam has gone badly, with the new bride confronting Sayers only hours after they were married. In a rage, he kills her and the case attracts the interest of the FBI. Sayers is forced to seek a new target. Erskine and Colby begin to put the pieces together. The question is whether they can solve the puzzle in time to prevent another death.
Season 4, Episode 14: The Widow29 December 1968
Three people - two men and a woman - prey on soldiers. The woman, Joyce Carr, entices a sergeant to marry her while one of the men kill him. The new widow then cashes in on the sergeant's insurance. Erskine and Colby are sent to oversee the case. In the interim, the two men unsuccessfully try to rob a bank. Now, they plan to lure another soldier to his doom for the insurance.
5 January 1969
A woman who recently had a miscarriage takes a baby left in the front seat of a car. She intends to raise the child as her own and her husband can't talk her out of it. The husband, desperate for money, decides to seek ransom from the father, a newspaper publisher. Erskine and Colby, after their investigation gets underway, learn of an additional complication. There is an outbreak of the plague in the city where the kidnapping has taken place. The kidnapped child has been infected.
Season 4, Episode 16: The Fraud12 January 1969
Erskine is directing an investigation involving art forgeries of Frank Stocker, a Los Angeles-based chieftain of La Cosa Nostra. The investigation takes a sudden turn when the curator of a Houston museum turns up dead. Stocker is seeking the approval of the Mafia's High Commission to expand his operation, which involves producing forgeries of paintings and selling them to museums, foundations and other buyers. The weak link in Stocker's plans is Christopher Simes, a talented but erratic artist who is painting the forgeries. The High Commission approves of Stocker's plans, but only if Stocker's friend, responsible for the killing in Houston, is hit. Erskine and Colby race to save the killer's life so they can pursue the case against Stocker.
19 January 1969
An heir to a plastics fortune is kidnapped. There are pools of blood at the crime scene. Was it from the victim or one of the kidnappers? Either way, the development complicates Erskine's investigation.
26 January 1969
A wounded British mercenary dies trying to get into the U.S. Embassy in Paris. In his possession is a newspaper clipping with a picture of French ballet dancer Danielle Chabrol. She is engaged in a May-Demcember romance with retired (and widowed) U.S. diplomat Eric Reverson. Erskine and Colby take up the investigation in Hawaii, where Reverson lives. It turns out that Reverson's neighbor, Jim Kellogg, is running an espionage operation and Danielle is supposed to gain access to information and programs Reverson was involved with at the U.S. State Department. Complicating matters is Glen Reverson, the diplomat's grown son, who knows Danielle and who also has feelings for her. Kellogg is more than willing to kill the younger Reverson if he feels Glen is threatening the operation.
2 February 1969
The dictator of a South American country enters into a contract with the Cosa Nostra to kidnap a dissident who publishes an opposition newspaper out of Chicago. The dissident's publication is a rallying point for the country's opposition. Erskine and Colby initially don't get cooperation from the dissident, a proud, smart man who thinks he has taken enough precautions. But the Cosa Nostra's point man in the operation is prepared to squeeze those closest to the dissident to achieve his aims.
Season 4, Episode 20: The Maze9 February 1969
Frank Welles, one the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for five years, shoots a U.S. Border Patrol Guard as he enters California from Mexico. Welles also is the target of a contract by La Cosa Nostra. Erskine and Colby are dispatched to bring Welles to justice. But the case is more complicated than it seems. For the FBI, it's a maze. Even after Welles has been apprehended, Erskine and Colby attempt to discover the details of something Welles was planning to do. Welles intended to avenge the death of the 16-year-old daughter of a friend. An innocent man's life hangs in the balance if the FBI men are unsuccessful in their quest.
16 February 1969
Erskine and Colby lead an FBI raid that seizes illegal gambling equipment being shipped by Arnold Toby, a New York organized crime boss. But that's just the start of the complicated case. Toby's attorney, Richard Bender, gets Toby freed on bail. The arrest is covered in newspapers. Dennis Holland reads of the arrest. His son was arrested and executed years earlier; Bender had declined to represent the son and Holland has held a grudge ever since. Holland manipulates one of his employees, Pete Zacharias, into typing up a death threat and to handle a handgun. Holland plans to kill Bender and make Zacharias the scapegoat. Holland chose Zacharias because his daughter, Carol, is the girlfriend of gangster Toby. On top of all this, Toby imports two out-of-town hit men to kill Zacharias after Carol tells him she's afraid her father threatened Bender, the attorney. In the midst of the case, Erskine gets shot and laid up in the hospital. That leaves Colby to attempt to prevent the murder of Zacharias.
23 February 1969
Erskine is acting as bodyguard for Maria Sandoval, cousin of a Latin American dictator, to Washington. Once there, she will testify before a Congressional committee how her cousin, and the leader of her country, is affiliated with Communists. The FBI investigator doesn't know that one of the passengers on the flight of a small aircraft is an operative of Maria's country. His orders are to prevent her from testifying at all costs. The small plane is forced to crash land. The question is who will survival the ordeal and who won't.
2 March 1969
A retired law professor is murdered after warning the Bureau that La Cosa Nostra is gaining a toehold in large housing development. His death brings Erskine into the case. The dead man was Erskine's law school professor, who had encouraged Erskine to join the FBI. Three people saw the killer leave the law professor's home but decided not to go to the police. They think they're safe but a Cosa Nostra kingpin orders they be found and eliminated.
9 March 1969
An Indian tribe in Arizona is divided about a planned smelting project. William Rockhill is a young Indian deeply opposed to the project and sets fire to equipment to be used in a survey. A friend of his, an Indian attorney, tried to stop Rockhill. The two men fight and the lawyer is killed. The lawyer is also the son-in-law of the tribe's chief. The situation is becoming explosive. Erskine and Colby are dispatched to resolve the case before the situation turns more tragic.
23 March 1969
In Miami, two mobs that are part of La Cosa Nostra are in conflict. Terry and James Cober, two brothers, have taken over a numbers racket started by their father, who has been retired for three weeks. Frank Lanner has been attempting to take it over. The Cobers decide to send a message to Lanner by exploding a bomb in Lanner's garage. The intent was to issue a warning but one of Lanner's bodyguards is paralyzed. Lanner strikes back by having James Cober hit. Now family patriarch Ignatius Cober wants revenge. Erskine and Colby lead the FBI's investigation, intended to prevent an all-out mob war and to smash the Cober numbers racket. The bureau intensifies pressure on the Cobers by raiding six numbers locations it knows about. But Ignatius Cober remains determined to get revenge -- and is will to move even without the blessing of the Cosa Nostra's high commission.
30 March 1969
A high-ranking executive of a Los Angeles bank is running a loan shark operation on the side. His son-in-law is a famous former football player and U.S. military veteran. The bank executive is using the son-in-law to attract servicemen to the loan shark operation. Erskine dispatches Colby to go undercover as a serviceman with a bad credit rating who needs money.
14 September 1969
A U.S. diplomat commits suicide rather than continue to be blackmailed by an Eastern Bloc country. The diplomat's death brings the FBI into the case. The bureau has intelligence that the target of the spy ring is a State Department position paper detailing the U.S. response to a variety of scenarios in the Middle East. Erskine goes undercover and recruits a former woman spy for East Germany to help him. But the case is fraught with uncertainty, including whether Erskine's cover will hold up.
21 September 1969
An FBI agent is killed while attempting to arrest a fugitive, Collins, in St. Louis. Erskine and Colby oversee a bureau manhunt. Collins has teamed up with another criminal, Wilson. It was Wilson who killed the FBI agent. The bloodthirsty Wilson will not let Collins and his girlfriend separate from him. For Collins and his girlfriend, the choices are few.
28 September 1969
Erskine and Colby are on the trail of swindler Robert Charles Pollard. One man is dead, a banker who had embezzled after being taken in by one of Pollard's schemes. Now, Pollard is targeting a bank run by Kate, a former flame. Pressure increases on Pollard after a confederate dies from a fall while fleeing from the law. The question is whether the bureau can catch up to Pollard before he completes another swindle.
Season 5, Episode 4: Boomerang5 October 1969
Terry Shelton fakes being kidnapped to extort money from his rich oilman father, Gar. What Terry doesn't know is his girlfriend plans to have him kidnapped for real. She's really involved with criminal Harvey George Windsor. Gar Shelton, headstrong and independent, decides to get his son back without help from Erskine and the FBI. Instead of freeing Terry, the father is captured also. Now, Erskine and Colby must rescue two hostages before time runs out.
12 October 1969
Steven Harber, in debt with a pregnant wife, is also on the jury for the federal trial of a Cosa Nostra leader in San Diego. Harber takes a $5,000 bribe while at work at a filling station, with the promise of another $5,000 after the trial. But a co-worker witnesses the bribe take place. After the trial ends with the jury deadlocked, the co-worker puts the squeeze on Harber. Harber already feels guilty. Harber himself calls the U.S. Attorney hinting about jury tampering. Erskine and Colby enter the case, determined to find if a bribe took place. Before the case is over, one man will die and the reputation of another juror, who died after the trial, will be at risk.
19 October 1969
A man is convicted of murder but is adamant of his innocence. His brother, who is already strapped for money financing the convicted man's legal bills, tries an outrageous bluff. The brother plans to blackmail the star witness of the trial. The idea is to convince authorities the witness was the real killer. The witness, an owner of a shipyard, has his own ideas. He hires a hit man. Erskine and Colby are drawn into the case when the wife of the witness reports an extortion letter to the FBI. The question is whether the agents can solve the case before anyone else winds up dead.
Season 5, Episode 7: Flight26 October 1969
Hazlett, a member of the Cosa Nostra and under a death sentence by the criminal organization, is desperate. He hijacks an older plane headed to Jacksonville, Florida. The FBI, led by Erskine and Colby, races to find Hazlett's daughter, who is likely being sought by the Cosa Nostra to use as a lever against her father. Onboard the flight, Hazlett shoots a passenger trying to stop the hijacking. Meanwhile, a Cosa Nostra hitman is sent to kill Hazlett, no matter what.
2 November 1969
A surfer is killed on the Southern California coast after stumbling onto a meeting of Soviet spies. The killing plunges the FBI, led by Erskine and Colby, into a complex case involving a top-secret government project. Before the bureau can resolve the case, a web of intrigue, adultery and another murder will be spun.
Season 5, Episode 9: Blood Tie9 November 1969
An armed robbery in Newark goes bad: one of the gang has been killed and a policeman serious wounded. The participants in the robbery scatter. The leader heads to Seattle, where his brother is an executive at a successful shipping business. The executive agrees to give his brother one last chance, unaware of the Newark robbery. Erskine and Colby are on the trail of the gang members. The question is whether they can complete the chase before the gang's leader masterminds yet another robbery -- this one involving his brother's own business.