Joe Mannix is visited one night by Ken Gordon, a young police officer whose life Mannix once saved. Unfortunately, moments later Gordon takes a bullet meant for Mannix, fired by Victor Roarke, a criminal whom Mannix once helped capture. Roarke is taken into custody, but claims to know the location of a missing judge's body -- but Mannix and Art Malcolm soon discover that Roarke's claim is part of an elaborate attempt at escape and extortion. Written by
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With this episode, the opening of the series changed significantly. For the first five seasons, the show began with a teaser that cut to the opening titles at a dramatic moment. Henceforth, the series opened with an animated silhouette of a man running toward the camera which then cut to the opening titles. The music also changed somewhat, using a jazzier version of Lalo Schifrin's theme. See more