A young woman comes to police headquarters and tells Kojak that she just recognized a man on the street as an old neighbor of hers, a mobster who was reported killed a year ago. She fears ...
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A young woman comes to police headquarters and tells Kojak that she just recognized a man on the street as an old neighbor of hers, a mobster who was reported killed a year ago. She fears he is going to kill her because she knows he is alive. Kojak takes her home and convinces her she was probably mistaken. But shortly afterward, she is killed in a fall from her window, and Kojak is guilt-stricken for not believing her. Written by
If there is one thing that is clear in the Kojak series it is how much Kojak cares for the victims and how serious he takes his job. So when a young woman from Ohio fairly new to the city comes into Manhattan South and tells him that her late neighbor from Ohio is alive and she saw him in Manhattan, Kojak does listen. The neighbor Roy Jenson is a career criminal, but no evidence to suspect he's alive.
Later on when the woman is pushed off a roof, Kojak takes it very personal. As it turns out Jenson has quite a scheme going, but he's rather stupid in that if he left her alone there would be no way to connect him to an extortion plot he has cooking. But he's a real low life who likes murder anyway so this was an excuse when you come down to it.
Simon Oakland guest stars her as a retired cop who works security for a department store chain which Jenson wants to blackmail. But Jenson is the one you remember from this fine Kojak episode.
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