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The Count of Monty Tasco 

Hunter takes Fay out to lunch only after Frank and Henry's permission. Renko gets mixed up feeling when Daryl Ann reveals she is pregnant. Joyce is pressured to identify Timothy Mullens, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)
Lt. Ray Calletano (as René Enriquez)
Monty Tasco
Linda Talbot


Hunter takes Fay out to lunch only after Frank and Henry's permission. Renko gets mixed up feeling when Daryl Ann reveals she is pregnant. Joyce is pressured to identify Timothy Mullens, causing his brother William to threaten her life in front of Frank. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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8 March 1984 (USA)  »

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The title is from the novel 'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Alexandre Dumas père. See more »


Capt. Frank Furillo: [William Mullins has been threatening Joyce in front of Furillo] If she ever hears from you, if she even sees you across a crowded street, you better pray she stays healthy, my friend. You better pray she doesn't even catch a cold, or trip and turn an ankle, because I swear to you, if anything happens to my wife, I'll kill you.
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Excellent episode
15 April 2016 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

Hunter (a nicely flaky James Sikking) takes Fay (an endearing Barbara Bosson) out on a lunch date. Davenport (terrific work from Veronica Hamel) decides to identify Timothy Mullins (scary Fritz Turner) as the shooter she saw commit a murder only to have his brother William (an intense and intimidating portrayal by Jesse Goins) threaten her in front of Furillo (Daniel J. Travanti in typically splendid form). Daryl Ann (adorable Deborah Richter) informs Renko (a fine Charles Haid) that she's pregnant.

This episode makes a valid and provocative point about the importance of doing one's legal duties, with Davenport put in frightening and vulnerable position in which she might need the police to protect her from potential harm, but she still has to speak out because it's her job and responsibility as a lawyer to do so. Fay karate chopping a creep who pesters her at the station and Hunter's disastrous lunch date with her provide amusing comic highlights. Renko's dilemma with Daryl Ann shows some strong insight into his need to grow up and be more of an adult. This episode further benefits from neat guest contributions from Barry Corbin as hearty census taker Tasco, Jonelle Allen as the distraught Linda Talbot, George Wyner as the practical Bernstein, Jon Cypher as the ever smarmy Daniels, and Alan North as reluctant witness Krebs. Moreover, this episode stays fiercely true to this show's uncompromisingly gritty nature by having Furillo get relieved of his command as captain after he speaks too candidly at a botched press conference and going as far as to buy a bottle of booze at the very end.

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