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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22 September 1971 (USA)  »

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Sam McCloud: What do you think of that?
Peter B. Clifford: I think... Cantrell may be a suspect. I think anything is possible.
Sam McCloud: There you go!
Peter B. Clifford: I also think you are going back to the hospital before you put me into one.
[opening the door for McCloud]
Peter B. Clifford: There you go!
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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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6 April 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

As this episode opens Chief Clifford has Marshal McCloud dealing with the nut complaints over at police headquarters. After giving some of his sage and sagebrush advice to Elisha Cook, Jr. about using wax paper to end those alien transmissions to his brain he gets involved in a real case of kidnapping.

Peter Haskell has grabbed Louise Latham the wife of celebrity astrologer Sebastian Cabot and wants some big bucks for her. If not she's all rigged up with a bomb set to detonate by 7:00 PM.

It's an interesting story which I'm not going to begin to tell because it's nicely thought out. Susan Strasberg turns out to be the key to the whole affair, she's Haskell's girlfriend.

I will say though there is a very funny scene with Dennis Weaver and Jill Jaress who plays Cabot's secretary. He manages to worm out of her information that confirms his suspicions.

He also risks the wrath of Chief Clifford in following through his theory. J.D. Cannon was never more put out in the series than he is in this episode. He's actually ready to send McCloud back to Taos.

But our Marshal as he always does gets it right.

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