A group of businessmen approach Intertect. They say they want to approach a former colleague and offer him $1 million for a new formula. Mannix is suspicious the clients aren't telling the truth. He befriends the daughter of the man the businessmen want to approach and she falls for him. Mannix keeps digging and discovers the clients are really Nazi hunters. Or are they really Nazis? Mannix must find the answer and save the life of the daughter. Written by
Did You Know?
The creators of the show, Richard Levinson
and William Link
, wanted the character of Mannix never to have a first name (similar to another of their creations, Columbo
(1971), who never did acquire a first name). By the time the show got into production, however, Levinson and Link had moved onto other projects, and Mannix had a first initial, "J.," in Mannix: The Name Is Mannix
(1967). In this episode he actually uses his first name, "Joe," for the first time. See more