Wojo asks Barney's daughter out on a date. A sporting goods store owner takes the law in his own hands. Arnold Ripner sues Harris over the lawyer's portrayal in the detective's novel.

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Wojo asks Barney's daughter out on a date. A sporting goods store owner takes the law in his own hands. Arnold Ripner sues Harris over the lawyer's portrayal in the detective's novel.

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26 February 1981 (USA)  »

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Harris is sued by Arnold Ripner
20 July 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Rachel" is a significant episode, featuring the one-shot return of Anne Wyndham as Barney's pretty daughter Rachel, last seen unbilled in just the 5th episode "The Courtesans" (this was only her second since the pilot), back after graduating from college. She surprisingly hits it off with Wojo, which doesn't sit well with her father, noting Wojo's success rate with the opposite sex. By the time he's willing to accept that she's now an adult, he also has Levitt to contend with! Stanley Brock (seventh of nine) makes his fifth of seven appearances as self proclaimed vigilante Bruno Bender, who successfully foils a robbery attempt by Joseph Rubio (Chu Chu Malave, last of three), using a rigged crossbow as a deterrent that would have killed Rubio had he been two inches taller (Bender: "just trying to save you guys some paperwork!"). This was simply a last resort, after using guard dogs and alarms to protect his store ("I even rented cobras but they never come when you call 'em!"). Speaking of cobras, slimeball attorney Arnold Ripner (Alex Henteloff, sixth of seven) slithers onto the scene, sniffing out possible litigation on Rubio's behalf; that is, until he learns from Barney about Harris' book "Blood on the Badge," describing a fictitious character resembling him, quickly losing interest in Rubio for a massive libel suit against Ronald Nathan Harris and his publishers, for a whopping $5 million (Rubio: "what about me?" Ripner: "get a lawyer!"). As Harris was negotiating the novel's motion picture rights, he quickly decides to write Ripner out of the movie! (the final resolution takes place in the episodes "Liquidation" and "Altercation").


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