28 January 1973
Barnaby Jones comes out of retirement to find the man who murdered his son in cold blood. Teaming up with Barnaby is another private investigator by the name of Frank Cannon, an old friend of his late son Hal.
4 February 1973
A millionaire sets up a bomb in his boat to fake his death. Barnaby is contacted by the girlfriend of his boat "captain" to investigate what happened. Small clues like hand-tied flies, a cat boarded at a vet's, and an apple slicer bring Barnaby to a confrontation with a killer.
25 February 1973
A black funeral wreath on his office door predicts Barnaby's death on Sunday. Even after he figures out who the psycho ex-convict is with a vendetta against him, Barnaby is stymied until his daughter-in-law is held hostage. It's a race against time to save her and himself.
4 March 1973
Pressure to get good grades at a private high school leads to the death of an instructor. The conspirators try to place the blame first on the victim's drinking and then on the black tennis coach. Barnaby is called in by the victim's sister to sort out the lies.
11 March 1973
After a blow kills his lover's husband, the quick-thinking killer calls police and, pretending to be the victim, lays the blame on two hippies. Barnaby realizes there's something wrong with the story and works to find the facts.
18 March 1973
What's the perfect heroin-smuggling plot? Hide it in the radiator of a car owned by a tourist above suspicion--Barnaby Jones. When the shipment is replaced by sugar, Barnaby finds himself being threatened by both shipper and receiver, desperately trying to find the truth.
25 March 1973
An author whose novels feature his hometown disappears; the publisher hires Barnaby to find the last chapter of the newest novel. A senile aunt introduces Barnaby to the "family" in her dollhouse, providing the clue to more than one murder.
1 April 1973
"Rock star found with head smashed in empty pool" That headline would end the gravy train so his managers fake a kidnapping to salvage something, but they are unaware of a witness.
8 April 1973
A blind pianist whose sight has been restored kills his blackmail victim just before Barnaby arrives. Barnaby suspects him but must prove he can see.
15 April 1973
A suspicious hit and run brings Barnaby to a little town where sudden riches are obvious. "Town council meetings" are a cover for plotting murder, and Barnaby is in their sights.
22 April 1973
A murdered mistress and a missing wife bring Barnaby Jones onto the case. The problem? Two weeks have passed, and the killer has covered his tracks.
29 April 1973
Barnaby investigates the death of a woman who was killed in a car accident after the woman's daughter claims that it was no accident. An aging movie star with something to hide is Barnaby's number one suspect.
6 May 1973
Barnaby investigates the theft of a million dollar necklace and the murder of the butler who unwittingly walked in on the thief. The leading suspect is a retired jewel thief with a rock solid alibi-he was on TV at the time of the theft.
16 September 1973
Barnaby's investigation into the disappearance of a young girl hinges on a roommate who may have witnessed what happened to her. But the roommate herself now suffers from hysterical blindness because of the traumatic event. Barnaby must find a way to crack the case before the roommate becomes the next victim.
Season 2, Episode 2: Death Leap23 September 1973
While investigating the death of an apparent suicide jumper Barnaby learns there was a jewel robbery in the building next door at the very same time the man jumped. Following his gut instinct he suspects the two incidents are connected.
30 September 1973
At the request of his late son Hal's friend, Barnaby investigates a lodge owner who is suspected of murdering his wife. Even though he finds conclusive evidence to exonerate the man, Jones suspects that all is not as it appears.
7 October 1973
While investigating the death of a man bitten by a rattlesnake, Barnaby soon suspects that there is more than one snake involved...and it's one that wears cowboy boots and has a prison record.
14 October 1973
A race car driver gets caught cheating on his wife by his brother-in-law, and in order to keep his indiscretions secret he resorts to murder. Barnaby is hired to investigate by the father-in-law who thinks competitors killed his son.
21 October 1973
A detective friend of Barnaby who is intent on catching a murderer, has been receiving letters from the man who is taunting him. But when he gave him too much information the man kills him and Barnaby sets out to find him.
28 October 1973
After a woman's niece is shot and killed in a botched robbery attempt, she suspects that she was intentionally murdered and hires Barnaby Jones to investigate.
4 November 1973
After an overseas shipping worker is killed on a dock under some suspicious circumstances Barnaby Jones investigates the death for an insurance company and discovers a trail of death on his way to uncovering the truth.
11 November 1973
Barnaby investigates a jealous husband who he believes murdered a man for having an affair with his wife. But did he murder the wrong man?
25 November 1973
A man dies under suspicious circumstances after being warned by a psychic and Barnaby Jones is hired to investigate. Barnaby doesn't buy the psychic mumbo-jumbo and suspects that once again money is at the root of all evil.
2 December 1973
Barnaby Jones investigates the disappearance of a man he believes was involved in the theft of one million dollars in precious jewels. It isn't long before Barnaby suspects the man met with foul play and that the wife and defense lawyer of the man are involved.
9 December 1973
The owner of a company calls Barnaby in to investigate after one of the members of the Board of Directors dies in a plane crash, shortly after leaving him a mysterious message hinting at possible troubles within his company.
16 December 1973
Barnaby investigates the death of a motorcyclist found in the desert and discovers that it may be related to another case involving the disappearance of a beautiful young woman who was set to marry a wealthy, but disreputable business man.
6 January 1974
Barnaby looks into the suicide of a woman who was married to a famous writer. Digging deeper into the case he discovers that the writers worst critic may actually be his biggest fan, and that his wife's suicide is looking more like murder.
13 January 1974
It appears that every man who shows a beautiful young woman any type of affection or attention meets with an unfortunate accident, and Barnaby believes that it's more than just coincidence.
20 January 1974
An insurance company hires Barnaby to investigate the theft of $500,000 worth of platinum from a jewelry company. During the robbery an employee is shot and killed by the robber, but Barnaby suspects it may be an inside job.
27 January 1974
A beautiful young woman hires Barnaby to look into the death of her father who was apparently killed by a computer programmed machine in his own plant. It isn't too long before Barnaby suspects foul play rather computer malfunction.
10 February 1974
The parents of an up an coming songwriter ask Barnaby for help in uncovering the truth after he dies of a heroin overdose.
17 February 1974
Betty urges Barnaby to look into the death of an old girlfriend, and they soon discover that another old girlfriend of Betty's is directly involved in her death.
24 February 1974
A very powerful and influential man from South America hires Barnaby Jones to find his son, who also has strong political ties to his country. But not everyone within his or his son's organization wants that to happen, and will resort to murder to prevent it.
3 March 1974
A young widow hires Barnaby to investigate the "accidental" death of her husband of only four weeks. While investigating the case another young man who was once a suitor to the same woman winds up dead under mysterious circumstances, leaving Barnaby to believe neither death was accidental.
10 March 1974
While investigating a deadly auto accident that killed two people including the chauffeur of a wealthy woman who herself was also seriously injured Barnaby suspects a sinister cover-up involving the woman's plastic surgeon and his nurse.
24 March 1974
Barnaby is hired by a woman to locate her fiancé; who disappeared along with some her valuables. The man who is a conman, has moved on to his next mark but one of his former victims finds him and threatens to reveal all to his latest mark so he kills her. At the same time some of the woman's friends catches him in a lie.
Season 2, Episode 24: Foul Play31 March 1974
The owner of a basketball team is informed that his star player once threw a game. The person who told him that, wants him to make sure that his team loses a game. So the owner kills him. Barnaby is hired by the man's wife who is the sister of the player to find him.
10 September 1974
Barnaby uncovers a trail of lies, deceit, and murder as he investigates the death of a real estate investor on the behalf of his grieving daughter - who is convinced it was not accidental.
17 September 1974
While investigating the whereabouts of some missing embezzlement money, Barnaby uncovers fraud, blackmail, and a couple of murders committed by a man who's suppose to be dead.
24 September 1974
Barnaby is hired to investigate the alleged suicide of a very wealthy woman's husband. What he discovers is another investigator who supplements his income with blackmail, and will murder anyone who gets in his way.
1 October 1974
An imprisoned dying man makes a deal with a murderer to take the rap for the man's crimes, just as long as he will financially take care of his wife after he's gone. But when the deal goes sour, Barnaby is hired to see to it that justice is served.
8 October 1974
Three otherwise ordinary guys who carpool together plan a $335,000 heist, but when things go horribly wrong and it turns into a case of murder, Barnaby Jones gets involved.
15 October 1974
A guy who works for a bail bonds woman who's a friend of Barnaby's, is coerced by a man who wants to be bailed out so that he could sell some stuff he has and says he'll cut him in. But tries to pull a fast one but the guy finds the man and kills him and takes the loot. He gets rid of the body. The bonds woman asks Barnaby to find the man or she'll forfeit the bond. He tries to sell the stuff but the man's partner whom he also cheated wants his share.
29 October 1974
A man who works for an insurance company is killed when a guy attacks him and throws him down an elevator. The police think it's an accident but the man's wife doesn't think so, so she hires Barnaby to investigate. What they don't is that the man was providing a group of thieves with info on various clients so they can rob them. And the man who killed him is the leader who just got out of prison. It seems that the man was getting together with the leader's girl who's also a member of the gang. And there's dissension in the gang when the leader insists on restoring the usual way they divide the take which means a great portion goes to him but one of the gang thinks they've been doing all the work since he's been away and done well which means they deserve a greater share.
12 November 1974
An insurance company hires Barnaby to investigate the death of the owner of a motor corporation who drove his motorcycle off a cliff during testing. After Jones hears rumors of an affair, and then learns of another mysterious motorcyclist in the area that day, he suspects it was no accident.
19 November 1974
A singer who hit it big goes back to her hometown to perform. She runs into her ex who is now dating someone else, and the girl he is dating is very insecure when the singer is with him. She confronts the singer, and the singer hits her knocking her out. Her manager who likes the singer tells her that she's dead but in actuality is not. He tells the singer to leave and he'll handle it, he wakes her up and he gets her out before anyone sees her. They talk and he wants her to pretend to be dead. The manager likes the singer and if can make the singer think she killed her, he can make her do whatever he wants. But she doesn't want to give the singer a chance to go after her ex so she tries to go back. But the manager runs her over. Her father then hires Barnaby to find out what happened to her.
26 November 1974
A jewel thief's carefully laid out plans to steal a diamond worth one million dollars are ruined when he is forced to kill a security guard who shows up during the heist. Barnaby is once again called to investigate by the insuring company.
3 December 1974
Barnaby is hired to look into the mysterious death of a man who was planning to sell his ranch and move. It seems he was planning to withdraw his money from the bank. Meanwhile the banker seems to be dipping into the accounts and the man's plans threaten to expose her so the banker and her boyfriend killed him.
10 December 1974
A struggle for a gun between three men leads to a deadly shooting. Two of the men involved make it look like the third committed suicide, but their cover up leads to a web of deceit and a cold blooded murder mystery for Barnaby to unravel.
31 December 1974
A contract killer after falling for a girl decides to quit. But his brother who idolizes him wishes he would go on. Barnaby is hired by the girl's family to find her. Eventually he asks about her boyfriend, the killer. When his brother learns of Barnaby, he tries to take care of it. But things get out of hand.
Season 3, Episode 14: Trap Play7 January 1975
An arrogant football player decides to have a fling. But when he gets rough with the girl, she tries to leave. They get into a scuffle that ends with her dead. He tries to cover it up. Barnaby is hired by the girl's husband to find out what happened. His team mate who knows about it, tries to tell him to come forward.
21 January 1975
The grieving sister of a wealthy investor, and expert sailor, hires Barnaby to investigate his so-called accidental death aboard his boat at sea.
4 February 1975
A man was given a phony subpoena to appear in court so that he could be framed for the assassination of a judge who had been nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court. Barnaby takes up the case after the man proclaims his innocence-and gives him $5,000..
11 February 1975
A worried father hires Barnaby to locate his missing son. It isn't long before Barnaby suspects that the young man may have met with foul play after the stories of his college-aged friends don't ring true.
18 February 1975
Barnaby investigates the death of an aging and alcoholic actor at the location of a movie shoot. While most believe he was the victim of a tragic accident Barnaby suspects a more sinister means is behind the actors demise.
25 February 1975
A woman who suffered a mental breakdown in the past over the death of a child hires Barnaby Jones to find out who is trying to push her over the edge once again.
11 March 1975
A famous former actor uses a look-a-like as an alibi for a murder he's committed, but the scheme quickly falls apart and Barnaby Jones is there to put the pieces together.
18 March 1975
An attorney who oversees the financial investments of several women discovers serious discrepancies in their accounts, and gets murdered for it. Even though it was made to look like an accident, Barnaby is hired to investigate.
25 March 1975
After getting caught up in their own game, a couple of con artists running a scheme to sell $250,000 in non-existent copper to manufacturer's have to resort to murder-and Barnaby is there to investigate.
1 April 1975
Barnaby teams up with a man from British Intelligence to locate rare porcelain vases from The Habsburg Collection that they believe are in the possession of a German double-agent named Raven.
15 April 1975
Barnaby is hired by the attorney of a woman who is suspected of suspected of having something to do with her husbands death. But as the investigation progresses the clues point Barnaby in a different direction.
19 September 1975
Barnaby Jones and Frank Cannon continue to work together to unravel a deadly conspiracy to cover-up corporate wrong doing and several related murders. Meanwhile, Betty goes undercover to help them crack the case despite the dangers.
26 September 1975
An aging star of the stage trying to make a comeback is being terrorized by someone who doesn't want to see that happen. Barnaby is hired by her agent to sift through the long list of possible suspects.
3 October 1975
A mentally unstable young man who was declared innocent of murder by reason of insanity several years ago is once again suspected of murder. It's up to Barnaby to prove him innocent of being who authorities are calling "The Orchid Killer".
10 October 1975
Barnaby looks into the alleged accidental death of an investigative reporter and soon discovers that it is a case of murder. He also believes that there may be another murder directly related to the case.
17 October 1975
After a man's wife disappears on their wedding day the concerned husband asks Barnaby to look into what may have prompted her to run away. While investigating Barnaby discovers the bride has a dangerous past that has come back to haunt her.
24 October 1975
Sabotage leads to murder when competing teams within a military weapons contractor try to develop a new missile guidance system. Barnaby discovers a couple of love affairs involving team leaders and the bosses wife may also be part of the motive for murder.
31 October 1975
An airline stewardess is an unsuspecting mule to smuggle heroin into the country for her boyfriend and his partner. After she discovers what's going on she is murdered for it. As a favor to her father Barnaby looks into the case.
7 November 1975
Barnaby investigates a woman who has set out to exact vengeance on the two men she blames for her fathers suicide. After killing the first one she is double crossed by the second one and her boyfriend in order to gain control of her assets.
14 November 1975
Barnaby Jones is hired to investigate when a philandering doctor is indicted for murdering a colleague's wife. Barnaby must ensure the safety of the only witness the crime: a teen-aged girl.
21 November 1975
Barnaby investigates a couple of murders in which the murder weapon was a trained attack dog, but it was made to look as though a boy's pet is to blame.
28 November 1975
An estranged sister and her boyfriend try to cash in by claiming to be the mother of her sister's daughter that she had given up for adoption 22 years ago- and who just happened to inherit millions of dollars. Barnaby investigates further when things don't add up.
4 December 1975
Barnaby suspects an inside job when he investigates the theft of a jewel collection from a well-to-do family.
11 December 1975
A woman scorned hires Barnaby to find her polygamist husband so she can collect child support. But what Barnaby finds is an elaborate scheme to blackmail an attorney who is having an affair with the other wife of the philandering husband.
18 December 1975
A wealthy art collector's much-younger wife ('Donna Mills' qv) plots to replace one of his paintings with a forgery, but her plan is complicated when he collapses and dies after catching her in the arms of her lover.
Season 4, Episode 15: Dead Heat1 January 1976
Ray Dixon has too much invested in molding his son Norm into an Olympic champion and sees those dreams threatened by a rival swimmer. Ray changes out his medication and the young man dies. Barnaby Jones tackles an seemingly unsolvable case.
8 January 1976
The death of a woman's sister is ruled a suicide, but the woman doesn't buy it and hires Barnaby to look into it. What he discovers is a man who preys upon lonely single women for information so he can steal from their businesses that they work for, and he may have had something to do with the woman's death.
Season 4, Episode 17: Hostage15 January 1976
The brother of a man imprisoned for murder kidnaps and holds Betty hostage. In exchange for her release he demands that Barnaby finds enough evidence to clear his brother of the murder he did not commit.
29 January 1976
Barnaby is hired to find a missing writer and gets caught between a man with a story to tell and mobsters mobster's who don't want his tell all book written.
5 February 1976
A stable boy who's been in trouble with the law before is afraid that he's responsible for a horseback riding accident that resulted in the death of a wealthy business man. Barnaby investigates and believes that not is all as it appears.
12 February 1976
When the owner of a restaurant is found dead, his brother whose also his partner asks Barnaby to investigate.And he thinks Barnaby should focus on one of his brother's employees whom Betty knows. It seems that the owner was always making passes at his wife. And another employee saw the two men fighting on the night the owner died and tries to blackmail them. But the wife has other plans.
26 February 1976
While investigating a car/pedestrian accident Barnaby realizes that he's uncovered a plot to rob a bank of $246,000 and murder.
Season 4, Episode 22: Wipeout4 March 1976
While investigating the death of a young woman who's body was found along a stretch of beach, a young man also turns up dead and Barnaby believes they are connected.
11 March 1976
A mentally challenged young man stumbles upon a murder being committed and tries to help the victim, but he's too late and the real assailant flees the scene before any other witnesses show up. The local sheriff wants to charge him for the murder, and it's up to Barnaby to prove that he has the wrong man.
18 March 1976
Barnaby poses as the brother of a business man in order to find out who's behind a series of accidents that he believes were intentional-and meant to kill.
7 October 1976
Barnaby's cousin, a cop from Chicago comes and calls him, he tells Barnaby he has a lead on the man who killed his partner, whom he's been looking for. But after talking to him, some men grab him and kill him. Barnaby's informed of his death. He then calls his son, J.R. who comes and demands to know what is being done to find who killed his father. Barnaby thinks he has a lead but proceed cautiously. But J.R. is impatient and goes on his own.
14 October 1976
A man supplying secrets to an investigative reporter is murdered in the desert by the hired henchman of a crooked land developer. Barnaby is hired to investigate to get to the bottom of it, but not before another murder is committed.
21 October 1976
A grieving widow asks Barnaby to look into the death of her charter pilot husband who died on a run. During the investigation Barnaby and J. R. discover a family operated money smuggling ring with a black sheep son stealing from them.
28 October 1976
Barnaby and J.R. investigate a scuba diving death that seems unlikely to have happened the way it was reported. What they discover is more death and over $1,000,000 in jade art objects at the bottom of the ocean.
11 November 1976
Barnaby, J.R., and Betty investigate a 10 year old kidnapping case after a man identifying himself as Scorpio calls a family offering to return his long lost daughter in exchange for a $250,000 ransom.
18 November 1976
While out on a fishing trip Barnaby and J.R. are asked to investigate the disappearance of a ranch hand after his girlfriend believes he met with foul play.
2 December 1976
Barnaby suspects foul play following the accidental deaths of a judge and a doctor, who both received alleged phone calls just prior to their demise from a dead woman whom they both helped put into a mental institution years before.
16 December 1976
In order to clear an innocent man Barnaby races against time to find an escaped convict who's testimony can set him free. Also trying to find the same convict is a bounty hunter with a reputation for bringing his quarry in dead.
23 December 1976
Barnaby helps reunite a mother with her daughter on the day the daughter is released from prison. Then they ask him to find the daughters little boy who on the run with the ex-boyfriend, and he also happens to be involved in arms dealing.
30 December 1976
A worried wife hires Barnaby to find out what has happened to her missing husband. In the course of their investigation Barnaby and J.R. believe that he was involved in a series of heists with his old college buddies, and that he may be dead.
6 January 1977
While investigating the intentional death of a nun's biological sister who was on life support, Barnaby uncovers a prostitution ring in which the deceased was a part of. The leading suspect is Sister Terry, but Barnaby doesn't buy it.
13 January 1977
While Betty is spending time with a group of friends tragedy strikes as one of the ladies is shot and killed during an alleged break-in. The leading suspect is the estranged husband of the victim, but Barnaby and J.R. dig up evidence (and other possible murders) that indicates it's one of the other friends.
20 January 1977
A grieving daughter refuses to believe that her mother committed suicide and hires Barnaby to investigate. Together, Barnaby and J.R. unearth evidence that leads them to believe her death was linked to the estate of a recently deceased man who was worth millions.
27 January 1977
One of Barnaby's friends, a small town sheriff, catches his beautiful wife cheating on him and murders two men who are illicitly involved with her. In order to try to get away with the killings he makes it look like the work of another killer who's on the loose,
3 February 1977
Barnaby and J.R. look into the disappearance of a warehouse worker. What they discover is a diamond smuggling operation and a man that's being set-up for murder.
17 February 1977
A delusional woman slips out from a mental health marathon to kill the wife of the man that she is in love with. Barnaby and J.R. investigate and suspect that's not the only murder she's committed.
24 February 1977
Barnaby and J.R. are on the trail of a couple of scheming sisters who they believe killed a couple of men and stole a coin collection in order to fund their singing careers.
3 March 1977
Barnaby and J.R. try to protect a man who is on the run from gangsters who want to kill him before he can testify against them. But a femme fatal gets close to unsuspecting J.R. in order to find him first.
17 March 1977
Barnaby, J.R. and Betty help a friend who was robbed by three men for a second time and raped by the ringleader of the group because she disobeyed him by going to the police after the first robbery. While investigating they discover that she is not the only one being terrorized by the same group.
24 March 1977
Barnaby and J.R. investigate the death of a college professor that initially looked like a suicide, But as the truth begins to surface they discover he was really a terrorist turned government informant.
31 March 1977
Barnaby and J.R. are concerned for Betty's safety after she receives threats from The Valentine Killer. Their investigations gives them several suspects, but after they catch the real Valentine Killer the threats continue.
5 May 1977
The Starshine Sisters, a pair of singing sisters that Barnaby help put in prison a few months ago have escaped and are back to their larcenous ways. Now calling themselves The Dreammakers, Barnaby and J.R. are tracking them down again, but this time it's to save their lives.
12 May 1977
The chief of security for an armored car delivery service asks Barnaby to investigate an attempted robbery at the company's headquarters because it looks like somebody inside the company may have helped with the robbery.
19 May 1977
A young girl from a wealthy family runs away with a man saddled with gambling debts and she soon realizes that he is only after her fathers money. After witnessing a shooting he was involved in, she goes into hiding only to find more danger. Barnaby and J. R. race against time to find her before any harm can come to her.
Season 6, Episode 1: Death Beat15 September 1977
A TV reporter who will stop at nothing to get a big scoop -- up to and including inventing the story outright. He hires a professional stunt man to fake his own suicide by diving off a bridge while the reporter is there and the cameras roll. Just as the stunt man makes his leap, a priest who has been trying to talk the "suicide" out of jumping makes a last-ditch grab at the stunt man's clothing. As a result, both take a tumble into Los Angeles Harbor, and the priest is killed on impact. When the stunt man, who survived and is now hiding out, calls out the reporter on the inadvertent murder of an innocent man, the reporter throws HIM off a roof and kills him. Barnaby, Betty and J.R. set up a scheme where the reporter will "cover" still another phony story and implicate himself in the murder. When the reporter pulls a gun and tries to escape, J.R. tackles him. Lt. Biddle comes onto the scene and arrests the reporter for murder; the reporter then asks Biddle to let the reporter videotape his own capture. He gets his wish.
22 September 1977
One of the men that J.R. served with in Vietnam has come up missing after he joined a mercenary group. At the request of his Vietnam buddies wife, J.R. and Barnaby investigate the group in hopes of finding him.
29 September 1977
One of Betty's friends comes to her when her alcoholic husband goes off the deep end and becomes physically abusive. Barnaby and J.R. become involved when he becomes a suspect in the murder of the woman's boss.
13 October 1977
A woman trying to hide her sordid past from her well-to-do husband is blackmailed into stealing thousands in bonds from her husbands company. Investigating on behalf of the insurance company Barnaby unearths the details.
20 October 1977
After a man is injured in a hit and run accident his sister runs for help, but when she comes back a few minutes later he's vanished without a trace. Barnaby and J.R. are hired to find him and discover he's involved with some bad people.
Season 6, Episode 6: Gang War27 October 1977
A gang leader sends two of his men to bring Barnaby to him but he's not around so they get J.R. and bring him to him. He tells J.R. that his friend and lieutenant was shot and killed. Most of his gang are inclined to believe that someone from a rival gang may have been the one who killed him and would like to start a war. But the leader doesn't think so. So he wants J.R. to find who it is before a war breaks out. Barnaby upon learning of what happened to J.R. and what he is doing is doing some digging of his own.
3 November 1977
After a security guard is murdered during the theft of a valuable emerald collection Barnaby and J.R. are hired to investigate. What they unearth is a madam, her low life boyfriend, and a call girl running a scheme to rip-off unsuspecting men of their valuables.
10 November 1977
Barnaby travels to the small town of Las Mesas looking for a missing woman. He finds her, but he's taken captive along with her and several town residents by a group of men waiting to steal $250,000 from an armored car that is going to come through town. Their only hope to escape lies with J.R.
17 November 1977
With the help of his biological mother a young man tries to claim his birthright into wealth by posing as the reincarnation of his late father. Barnaby and J.R. see through the facade and try to prevent another murder.
24 November 1977
While spending time at her cabin in a small town in California, Betty comes between a doctor who's hiding his real identity and the three men who want to kill him because of an incident that happened during the Vietnam War.
1 December 1977
Barnaby investigates the deaths of two people that were predicted by a twelve year old girl. Barnaby discovers that what's behind her premonitions is more sinister than psychic.
15 December 1977
Barnaby and J.R. investigate the murder of a man's brother and discover that the ugly truth behind his death lies in a mentally ill young woman and the delusions that she's held onto since her own fathers death.
22 December 1977
Barnaby and J.R. look into the deaths of two brothers who were murdered just days apart. Their investigation leads them to believe that their deaths are somehow tied a local woman's return after being in a sanitarium for three years.
29 December 1977
Betty has no choice but to look after the son of an old college friend she hadn't seen in years after he walks out in the middle of a lunch date. What she doesn't immediately realize is that he's involved with two men planning a big heist.
5 January 1978
J.R. enlists the help of Barnaby after a friend of his is being blamed for the murder of his girlfriend, and his friends lawyer mysteriously seems to want to undermine a case for his innocence.
12 January 1978
A man who works for a diamond retailer hires a seemingly incompetent lawyer and private detective to help get his kidnapped wife back. Barnaby and J.R. get involved after they botch the first ransom attempt and the discover there's more to this kidnapping than meets the eye.
19 January 1978
Barnaby asks a woman who has just been paroled for information on the man she was involved with so he can recover money he stole. She refuses, so J.R. goes undercover to get the info and discovers her life is in danger by this same man..
26 January 1978
After a distraught and depressed woman attempts suicide, Barnaby Jones is compelled to re-investigate a case in which he may have helped wrongly convict her ex-husband of kidnapping a little boy four years earlier.
26 January 1978
Barnaby continues to re-investigate an old kidnapping case in which he firmly believes the wrong man has been put into prison for the crime. But as the investigation deepens, and the murders pile up, Barnaby knows he is close to the truth.
2 February 1978
Betty gets more than she bargained for when she helps a couple find their deranged son. After finding him she quickly discovers that they're even more deranged than he is-and that they'll kill anyone who gets in their way, including her.
9 February 1978
J.R. tries to protect a beautiful young woman from a dangerous stalker and his two cronies, but they get trapped in a deadly situation with them. Barnaby gets suspicious that they are in trouble comes to their aid.
2 March 1978
Barnaby and J.R. investigate a string of yacht disappearances in the waters off the coast of California and Mexico. Eyewitness reports say they were taken down by a mysterious whirlpool, but Barnaby suspects a hijacking operation is really behind the mystery.
21 September 1978
Barnaby is one step ahead of three syndicate hit men in tracking down a witness in the remote mountains in a national forest when one of them fires a shot at him, grazing him in the forehead. The force of the blow knocks Barnaby temporarily unconscious, and when he wakes up he can't see. While hoping J.R. will rescue them both, Barnaby must rely on his wits to try to outwit the gunmen.
28 September 1978
Barnaby and J.R. investigates an insurance case that was reported as a suicide, but J.R. has a feeling that it could actually be a murder stemming from a blackmail conspiracy.
12 October 1978
While taking a couple of days vacation to help out a friend, Betty encounters a serial rapist who prays upon women who frequent a local bar- only to learn that a different man has already been sent to prison for earlier similar assaults.
19 October 1978
Young Shelley Barrett tries to get to Barnaby, whom she believes is her father. She gets arrested on the way. Barnaby has to clear her, help her mother,and prove he is not the father.
26 October 1978
J.R. investigates the disappearance of a real estate agent at a resort lodge run by two sisters and their aunt.. The murders pile up as he begins to realize that he's in the midst of a nest of scorpions with these women.
9 November 1978
Barnaby and J.R. get involved in a kidnapping for ransom that goes bad and a former associate gets killed during the drop off -or so it appears. Barnaby has a hunch that it was an inside job, then quickly gets wise to the whole scheme.
16 November 1978
Jedediah is set up on a phony rape charge and sets out to clear his name and find those responsible.
23 November 1978
While Barnaby and J.R. are tied up working on another case, Betty takes a part in a stage production as a singer and dancer to find out who's terrorizing it's cast members. But when things turn deadly Barnaby and J.R. come running.
30 November 1978
J.R. gets involved in a dangerous situation when an old friend tells him that her ex-husband is stalking her and their son and using his influence as a police officer to do it.
14 December 1978
Betty goes under hypnosis so she can remember the events that led up to a car accident that killed her friend and caused her to lose her memory-and realizes it was no accident.
21 December 1978
In the course of investigating the death of a film editor, Barnaby and J.R. uncover a movie pirating operation that could potentially cost the studio millions in lost revenue.
28 December 1978
Betty investigates an academy for girls where a series of accidents have injured instructors and students alike. What she finds is a vicious group of girls who dominate the school through fear and intimidation tactics.
Season 7, Episode 13: The Medium4 January 1979
J.R. investigates the disappearance of three women in a five week time period, and then gets involved with a psychic to help him when it looks like she might be his best chance of solving the case.
11 January 1979
Barnaby is hired by the family of a man who supposedly died in Vietnam, but later they hear a rumor that he may have deserted, along with another soldier. They want him to find out if it's true. Barnaby tracks the soldier who was with him but he runs away. While chasing him, the man shoots, Barnaby shoots back and hits someone, killing him. Barnaby is relieved of his gun as the D.A. considers whether to charge him or not. Barnaby considers dropping the case but the man's wife asks him not to. J.R. has Betty do a check on the man he shot and learns that he and the one they were looking for served together in Vietnam. Which makes him wonder if it's coincidence. Two men who knew the one Barnaby killed are also looking for the man Barnaby is looking for.