Roger Bard, an Englishman who rents an office in the same complex as Joe Mannix, comes to work one day where he is first confronted by a man named Rhodes, whom he locks in a closet. Bard realizes that his office is being watched by three other men, whom he flees by escaping out a back window. Bard briefly climbs into the window in Mannix' office, where he gives Mannix his keys and asks Mannix to free Rhodes, before driving off with the three men in pursuit. Mannix discovers that Bard's office is an elaborate front, with no files or other paperwork of any kind. Then a tall, beautiful woman named Claudia appears, claiming to be Bard's niece. She tells Mannix that her uncle is hiding in Ensenada, and asks that Mannix accompany her there to aid him. Written by
Did You Know?
At the beginning of the episode, Roger Bard (Christopher Cary) locks Rhodes (Hedley Mattingly) in a closet and flees out the window of his office. A shot of the closet shows Bard's briefcase lying flat on his desk. When Mannix later comes by to free Rhodes, he unlocks both the office and the closet. He then decides to inspect Bard's briefcase - which Mannix finds upright on Bard's desk, even though the office was locked and no one else could have entered before Mannix arrived. See more