Mannix (1967–1975)
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The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress 

A psychic tells Joe that he saw a vision of a girl in a polka dot dress getting shot. Joe checks it out and saves her. The next vision the psychic has is of her death.

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Joe Mannix is approached by a man claiming to have had a vision of a woman in a polka dot dress being gunned down at a specific time and a specific location. Although skeptical, Mannix follows up on the lead, and finds that the warning was accurate. He begins to investigate the woman's background to learn why she is a target -- and whether the psychic's claims were accurate or some kind of hoax. Written by aldanoli

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When Emory Davis (Alfred Ryder) first approaches Joe Mannix about his vision of the girl in the polka dot dress, he shows Mannix the evening paper, which Mannix notes has a date of September 10. When Peggy later learns where the dress was purchased, Mannix asks her the date it was paid for and she says, "September 12." Mannix comments that that was the date Emory Davis first came into his life -- even though it is off by two days. See more »

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Good episode - A solid start to season seven
16 April 2015 | by (Scottsdale, AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a very good episode to kick off season seven. One thing you'll notice right away is the nice improvements that have been made to Joe's office since the end of season six, which includes a new sofa, several new chairs, and new woodwork.

This episode is about a psychic (played by Alfred Ryder) who predicts that a woman (played by Joan Van Ark) is in danger, and Joe agrees to investigate his claims.

Joan Van Ark is really good in this episode, and so are the fight scenes, one of which takes place in a unique location where one of the bad guys gets pulverized in a unique way. I give the writers credit here for keeping the show fresh by coming up with a new idea and location for this fight scene, instead of the usual warehouse or factory.

The reason why I'm giving this one a 9 instead of a 10 is because Joe is shot at several times but is never hit, which is a standard cliché for this show. However, he DOES NOT get slugged on the back of the head or run off the road by another car, and at the end, the police DO NOT rush in to save the day, all of which are refreshing. The new season is off to a good start.


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