The Orly Express is the Amtrak train carrying the contestants of the 1980 Orly Magnolia Festival Beauty Contest from St. Louis to Orly. Among the passengers is movie star Nicole Russo, whose precious Dorado Diamond is stolen. Lobo and Perkins set to work finding the stolen gem in hopes of netting a $20,000 finder's fee, but to do so they have to throw Birdie off the track. Hampering Lobo's efforts is his beloved but matchmaking mother. A well-done jewel heist caper and whodunit abounding with likely suspects. Written by
Gary R. Peterson
Did You Know?
The episode opens at the Amtrak station in St. Louis, but a loudspeaker can be heard in the background calling for passengers for "Bayport, Sayville, Blue Point," destinations of the Long Island Railroad in faraway New York. See more
[Complaining to Lobo about having to watch Birdie
I don't see why you have me watching him. Why don't you let me strike out on my own?
Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo
That's the trouble. Every time I put you out on your own you strike out.