Instead of the parents, Mark receives a telephone call at home about the ransom instructions for kidnapped 6-year old Joey; when he turns up in the park chosen as exchange scene, he only witnesses desperate dad Ted getting shot and feels guilty. At the elaborately staged second attempt to pay up, Steve is send through half LA but as Mark suspects finds the suitcase already contained no money, just newspapers- which however prove Mark's theory that the exchange was made at the house, by whom and why... Written by
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After Mark has listened to the phone recording for the umpteenth time, Steve tells him that the technical people have checked it and there are no "ships's sirens or church bells". The same line is used in Conan Doyle's story "The Greek Interpreter", when Sherlock Holmes is questioning what could be heard from a carriage. The quote does not, however, appear in the original story - only the television version. See more