Mannix has finally quit the detective agency for good and is out on his own. The second season begins when Mannix encounters a deaf woman who has witnesses a criminal talking at a pay telephone, discussing a kidnapping. She has made out certain key words because of her ability to read lips. Mannix gets her to remember enough of the conversation so that he can proceed in his investigation. The detective finds a rich man who says his wife has been kidnapped. It turns out the rich man has really hired the criminal to kill his wife and make it look like a kidnapping - and the criminal is anxious to tie up all loose ends, including Mannix and the deaf woman. Written by
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At the beginning of the teaser, Jason Evers' character crosses a street and enters a telephone booth, where his conversation is "overheard" by deaf woman Jody Wellman (Audree Norton), who is able to read his lips as he speaks. The telephone booth is located on a paved street corner (in fact, the bottom of the booth straddles the sidewalk and curb). When Wellman later tries to tell her traveling companions what she observed, she points to the telephone booth. The now empty telephone booth, however, is suddenly on the opposite side of the street in the middle of a grassy area. (The entire street square where this scene was filmed can be seen in a crane shot in the next episode, "Comes Up Rose.") See more