After dating hot doctor Ben, cued by Cassie, mystery woman sets out to discover in a tiny town her birth mother trough Victor Short, the diner-managing adopted son the the doc who arranged ... See full summary »
After dating hot doctor Ben, cued by Cassie, mystery woman sets out to discover in a tiny town her birth mother trough Victor Short, the diner-managing adopted son the the doc who arranged many more adoptions. She finds her and her husband, Mark McPhillips, murder suspects. Back home, the arrival of an undercover secret agent requires unorthodox help from his retired colleague Philby. Written by
One of my favorite Mystery Woman Episodes - I liked it!
Contrary to another review, just because a storyline seems meaningless, doesn't mean it is.
Most good stories have at least one subplot. In this episode the subplot provided some comic relief to an otherwise very serious episode. I was in stitches!
The fact that it reunited a couple of dear old friends made it much more special - especially to us fans of The Mod Squad. Because The Mod Squad was a very serious show. To have it's two male stars (Clarence Williams III as series regular Philby, and Michael Cole as Desmond) in a more comical situation was a treat to me!
In this episode, while Samantha is off looking for her birth mother, a silly, but fun little subplot has a couple of old spies (Philby & Desmond) get together to free a Russian spy who landed in the local jail.
Philby decides to get himself arrested, so he can tell the Russian spy how he's going to be busted out.
It's the 'how' that is hysterical. The police chief, who has a semi-adversarial relationship with Samantha and Philby, is befuddled when he has to arrest Philby for breaking a window.
Desmond then, comes in 'under cover' to help break both Philby & the Russian spy out of jail. What ensues is like The Keystone Cops. It is hysterical, and so much fun!
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