Quincy foils the plans of an assassin who is determined to kill an ill Latin American dictator visiting the United States for medical treatment.
Did You Know?
This story is based upon a real incident. After the Shah of Iran entered the USA for medical treatment, Iranian "students" took over the American embassy in Tehran and held the American's there hostage. This happened two months before this episode was originally broadcast. See more
The security and a criminal investigation is done by Customs Agent Niven. He also performs the duties of a State Dept diplomat. None of these are a Customs duty. The security would have been handled by either the Diplomatic Security Service of the State Dept. or the Secret Service. The investigation would have been handled by either of those or the FBI. And there would have been a true State Dept. representative there. Niven only does it because he was on a prior show, as well as a few subsequent ones. (For some reason in this one episode his character's name is changed to Devon). See more