Ironside becomes embroiled in a scandal, both personal and professional, when a scandal rag prints a story by a lady of the evening claiming he had slept with her and that he failed to properly work a case.
A think tank group has been working on military assignments. A member who was having second thoughts about working on military projects becomes missing. Is he a spy or a defector? Only Ironside can solve the mystery.
Fran discovers that her maid is an illegal immigrant. The maid's sister dies because of the organization controlling the illegal workers. The organization wants to kill the maid before she contacts the police. Then a member of the organization is stabbed to death. Did the maid kill the man for revenge of her sister's death? Will the illegal group treating immigrants like slaves be shut down? Only Ironside will get to the bottom of it.
Two part episode. A boy witnesses a murder of a campaign manager for a politician just before an election. There is a leak inside the police department. Ironside retires from his job and poses as a drunk and a bum. Ironside meets new "friends" and one of them tries to poison Ironside before he can find the leak in the police department.
A psychic performing in a nightclub knows suspiciously specific details about a string of arson fires. He insists he's innocent of the crimes and wants only to help capture the real arsonist. Can he overcome Ironside's ironclad skepticism?
After a slam dunk case goes bad in court Ironside discovers a package of heroin critical to the case has gone missing. Lt. Reese and his partner become suspects and when his partner suddenly dies, Reese becomes the main suspect.
In the first of two pilot shows that ended the seventh season (somewhat odd considering "Ironside's" dicey status in the ratings), Desi Arnaz plays a doctor who is suspicious of the in-flight death of a private pilot. The quirky doctor, who likes to mix up various home-brewed alcoholic beverages such as green bourbon, and Ironside make a good team as they try to figure out what would cause the pilot's heart attack at the controls (his wife brought the plane down with much difficulty). The only major clue is a thermos with a glass inside, which shattered while the ...
This feature-length conclusion to the series' penultimate season (broken into two episodes for ease of syndication, but initially run on the same evening) features minimal involvement with the usual cast, serving instead as the pilot for the short-lived Amy Prentiss (1974). The main show was often quite reactionary, in common with much tv of the period, so this tale of a hard-hitting female police chief was quite a change in gear. Perhaps too much of a change: the spin-off (launched one week later) wasn't a success, despite winning Jessica Walter an Emmy, whilst ...