McCloud: Season 2, Episode 1

Encounter with Aries (22 Sep. 1971)

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The kidnapping of a woman who is married to a wealthy astrologer -- and the appearance of her kidnapper, who claims she is being held in a room with a ticking time bomb -- spur the woman's ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Haskell ...
Richard Stevens
Louise Latham ...
Mrs. Cantrell
Mervin Simmons
Detective Broadhurst
Detective Finnegan
Booth Colman ...
Mr. Diller (as Elisha Cook)
Forrest Lewis ...
Old Man (as Forrest-Lewis)
Fred Holliday ...


The kidnapping of a woman who is married to a wealthy astrologer -- and the appearance of her kidnapper, who claims she is being held in a room with a ticking time bomb -- spur the woman's husband to bash in the kidnapper's head with a vase, leaving McCloud, Clifford and Broadhurst with a limited time to determine where the woman is and who is really behind the kidnapping. Written by Peter Harris

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Mervin Simmons: [about McCloud's outfit] That's quite a clever getup you've got there. Very clever. Sort of a reverse mod, right? Very clever.
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Elisha Cook Jr.'s character is called Mr. Rafer by McCloud, but identified as Mr. Diller during the end credits. See more »

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much better then series 1 for the region 2 viewers
30 September 2012 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

The first episode of season é and it shows especially for the region 2 DVD's. Season 2 is shown as it was aired in the US. No compilation of two episodes to become one.

McCloud is still the playboy of the corps. This time he isn't fooled by a man who is terrified because his wife is so-called being kidnapped. He fools around with the suspects until they are really fooled by McCloud and do give in on the fact that it all wasn't what it looked like.

All main leads are back in business and it's better than season one. Maybe it's because we do see an episode in full here on region 2. The way it was shot did look more professional then the first series. Editing was rather good and no more shaky camera's.

Sadly no more views of good old New York. But I liked it the way it was, I even did had a view laughs. McCloud is becoming a practical joker and the fact that his boss always want to send him back to Taos and towards the end he refuses to send him back is also becoming a one-liner.

It is slow to watch but face it, it's more then 40 years old and it could stand the time if you are open to old school police series.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 1/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0,5/5

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