Animal becomes obsessed with finding out why a pretty young woman with a bright future would commit suicide. Someone tries to extort money from the paper by threatening to publish the newspaper's salary list.

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John Becker (as James Callahan)
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Frank Harris (as Terry McGovern)
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Animal becomes obsessed with finding out why a pretty young woman with a bright future would commit suicide. Someone tries to extort money from the paper by threatening to publish the newspaper's salary list.

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Billie Newman: Who's the most appealing girl in the City Room?
Lou Grant: [without looking up] You are.
Billie Newman: [smiles] No, that's not why I asked... Who is it that... all of the single men and two thirds of the married men lust after?
Lou Grant: Lust? Heidi.
Billie Newman: What if I told you that she asked somebody out and he refused?
Lou Grant: I wouldn't believe it.
[looks up]
Lou Grant: Who?
Billie Newman: Animal.
Lou Grant: [thinks for a moment] Maybe he's joined some new order of celibate photographers.
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A surprise twist
19 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Writers Patt Shea & Harriet Weiss craft an interesting story about Animal's determination to get to the bottom of a woman's drowning. There are some great outdoor scenes in Venice, California, which really captures the flavor of life in that area. The dialogue also includes some history about the development of Venice which I found to be rather good. There's a surprise twist at the end involving the woman's reasons for ending her life, and I think the writers handled it very well. The subplot here involves a fired reporter who is blackmailing Charlie about a list of salaries. That provides some fun moments, especially when Rossi learns how his salary compares with Billie.


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