McMillan & Wife: Season 5, Episode 7

Point of Law (7 Mar. 1976)

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Mac begins his annual two week stint with the Naval Reserves working in the JAG office. However, instead of pushing papers as he usually does he is assigned to a case where a female supply ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Police Commissioner / Lt. Cmdr. Stewart 'Mac' McMillan
Commander Campbell
Captain Robert Stiles
Scott Thomas ...
Harleigh Boone
Lt. Don Corbett
Susan Anspach ...
Lt. Kit Boone
Jack Porter
Robert F. Simon ...
Military Judge
Hamilton Camp ...
Mr. Selig
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Captain Emerson
Andrea Howard ...
Joanne Nelson
George Pauling


Mac begins his annual two week stint with the Naval Reserves working in the JAG office. However, instead of pushing papers as he usually does he is assigned to a case where a female supply officer named Kit Boone is accused of murdering a co-worker who she claims tried to rape her. Mac soon discovers that there is more to this case than a simple claim of attempted rape and soon discovers that Kit is a suspect in a series of thefts from the naval supply warehouse. However, he also thinks that she is covering up for her estranged husband with whom she had an argument prior to the killing. Now Mac must get to the truth and not only try to prove that his client is not only innocent of murder but of theft as well all the while he is dealing with an arrogant prosecuting attorney. Written by Brian Washington <>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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7 March 1976 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


This was the final appearance on the show for both Susan Saint James and Nancy Walker. Saint James left that show due to a contract dispute and Walker signed a contract with ABC. See more »


At the 90-minute mark, Mac, Enright and some San Francisco cops wait in a railway car for smugglers to transfer their loot. The smugglers show up, one of them draws a gun, and is killed in the ensuing firefight. The smugglers' leader draws his own weapon, jumps out of the railway car and tries to make it to his own automobile, blazing away at Mac in the process. The smuggler fires eleven shots from a six-gun (and doesn't appear to be out of ammo) before Mac pins him against the car with a railway wagon. See more »

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A lot more than a horny sailor involved
13 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Both Susan Saint James and Nancy Walker left the McMillan&Wife series with this episode which has Rock Hudson putting in his two weeks of Naval Reserve duty as a Commander. The base commander Andrew Duggan hands Hudson a real hot potato. As a lawyer Hudson is assigned to the Judge Advocate General's office where he is assigned to be defense counsel to WAVE officer Susan Anspach who is accused of murdering her lover Stephen Young.

The story is that she shot him in self defense when he tried to rape her. That quickly falls apart. But there's a whole lot more to it than some horny sailor.

Prosecuting is William Daniels who has a prejudice against reserve officers. He's one nasty customer in court. But in the end Daniels and Hudson have a mutual respect develop.

The episode itself isn't one of the better ones. The Navy's conduct in this whole affair is very suspect and the questions aren't really answered in the show.

As for Anspach she was lucky that she had a lawyer who could draw on the resources of the San Francisco PD.

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