Mannix: Season 1, Episode 6

The Cost of a Vacation (21 Oct. 1967)

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A model spots a Latin man she met on a vacation but he flees. She hires a former boyfriend, Joe Mannix, to track down the man. But the case quickly becomes more complicated. It turns out ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Joseph Campanella ...
Joyce Loman
Ramon Verona
Henry Beckman ...
Leonard Duncan
Henry Calvin ...
Lazaro Figueroa
Lillian Adams ...
Billy Snyder ...
Jewell Lain ...
Martin Braddock ...
Gordon Parker


A model spots a Latin man she met on a vacation but he flees. She hires a former boyfriend, Joe Mannix, to track down the man. But the case quickly becomes more complicated. It turns out the Latin man is an assassin. The lives of both Mannix and his client are now endangered. Written by Bill Koenig

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When Joe and Joyce arrive at Intertect's office after leaving the beach, the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the wall behind them as they enter Joe's office. It moves away as they move to a different part of the office. See more »

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A very good plot ruined by too many poorly written details.
12 April 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Cost of a Vacation" has the basic plot points needed to make for an excellent episode of "Mannix". However, the writer really seems to drop the ball when it comes to the details.

The show begins with a model noticing her old boyfriend nearby--but that's strange, as he's SUPPOSED to be living in some Hispanic country. He disappears about as quickly as she saw him and she then goes to the detective agency to get help finding him, as she KNOWS (a bad cliché) that he's in trouble. Mannix's trail leads him to eventually believe that this boyfriend is actually a famous assassin. Can he stop the killer before it's too late or convince a VERY stupid lady that she needs to be very careful? I liked the plot. It seems that ANYONE who can identify this killer is eventually killed. But, at the same time, despite Mannix warning her and ample reason to believe he's a dangerous man, the model steadfastly believes he's innocent and places herself in harm's way! It makes you wonder if anyone can be that stupid! And, a plot that required people to be THAT dumb are just not especially well written. A few other dumb things are Lenny's accent (which appears and disappears) as well as the murder of Lenny--which is way too ridiculous because the killer gives the guy ample opportunities to possibly escape!! Sloppily written but an intriguing episode in spite of this. Not one of season one's shining moments.

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