While attending a forensic pathologist convention in Tahoe, Quincy is called on to help when hotel guests and staff are stricken with a mysterious illness.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John S. Ragin ...
Garry Walberg ...
Lt. Frank Monahan (credit only)
Sam Fujiyama (credit only)
Joseph Roman ...
Sgt. Brill (credit only)
Dr. Larry Pines
Ronnie Fletcher
Mrs. Valerie Pines
Rawley Dinehart
Milt Kamen ...
Assistant Manager Leo Burke
Harv Bracken
Lynette Mettey ...
Lee (as Lynnette Mettey)
Al Ringerman
Michele Roman ...
Angie Coy


While attending a forensic pathologist convention in Tahoe, Quincy is called on to help when hotel guests and staff are stricken with a mysterious illness.

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Drama | Mystery | Crime





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4 February 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the Cadillac ambulances that pulls away from the hotel has a sign reading "AIDS" on the passenger door. Before the cause of Legionnaires' Disease was identified it caused as much public concern as AIDS would in the 1980s. See more »


Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.: [ordering the hotel to keep out any new guests] Tell them you made a mistake, you're overbooked, you're sorry, say anything you like, but don't let anybody else check in.
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I Feel the Earth Move
Written by Carole King (uncredited)
Performed by Michele Roman
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A very good and timely two-part episode.
4 March 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Quincy is a lot like Jessica Fletcher from "Murder She Wrote" because whenever either goes on a vacation, you KNOW that something horrible is going to happen!! Bodies pop up right and left whenever either of them or folks like Charlie Chan are trying to take a break from their jobs--which never seems to happen! Heck, for the good of mankind, all these folks should work 24/7 and never take a vacation!! In the case of "Snake Eyes" (parts 1 and 2), Quincy takes his first regular girlfriend of the series (Lynette Mettey) on their second attempted vacation (the previous one to Catalina Island ended in death, of course). This time it's to go to a conference and do some gambling in Lake Tahoe--with guest Buddy Hackett on hand for a bit of color as, what else, a standup comic, and Van Johnson (who needed a haircut) as the resort manager.

The show begins with a lounge singer becoming sick while she's performing. Soon, guest of the resort also become sick. The manager is worried--but he's more worried about his resort getting a bad reputation. So, at first, they are slow to respond to the growing crisis. Eventually, they get three pathologists at the conference to help them with the epidemic--and soon several of these victims die! What could it be? There's a worry that it COULD be the dreaded Legionnaire's Disease (here called 'Legion Fever').

This episode is pretty timely, as only a year earlier Legionnaire's was first seen--and by 1977 they STILL weren't exactly sure what caused this to occur. It's also well written, very interesting and among the best shows of the series so far. Episode 1 ends with panic beginning to grip the resort's guests--see part two to find out exactly what occurs next.

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