Quincy and Danny plan a simple fishing vacation in the town of Paradise. Then a case of mistaken identity drags Quincy into a closed murder case. The more Quincy digs, the more he realizes ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Garry Walberg ...
Lt. Frank Monahan (credit only)
John S. Ragin ...
Joseph Roman ...
Sgt. Brill (credit only)
Sheriff Connelly
Hilary Thompson ...
Jessica 'Jessie' Casey
Dr. Paul Taggart
Newspaper Editor Joe Crawford
Peter Devlin
Howard Garfield
Barry Cahill ...
John Cassey
Max Cullis
James Chandler ...
Judge Walker


Quincy and Danny plan a simple fishing vacation in the town of Paradise. Then a case of mistaken identity drags Quincy into a closed murder case. The more Quincy digs, the more he realizes the case should never have been closed the way it was - and the more determined someone becomes to discourage the investigation. A new test that permits Quincy to tell the difference between male and female blood will confirm or deny the suspect's story, and maybe expose something worse... Written by CommanderBalok

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Drama | Mystery | Crime




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18 February 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Quincy mentions the blood test he conducted being used by Dr. Noguchi. Thomas Noguchi is the real life Chief Medical Examiner of Los Angeles County who was the inspiration for Quincy's character. See more »


When Quincy goes to see Peter Devlin one of his reaction shots is printed backwards, as indicated by the reverse of his hair, the picture on the wall, and the buttons on his shirt. See more »

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Quincy...NEVER go on vacation again!!
5 March 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Considering that there were only a little over a half dozen episodes of "Quincy" before this, the show was getting into a VERY repetitive pattern. Once again, Quincy is on vacation AND bad things happen that interrupt his rest and relaxation! In episodes 1.4 (Catalina Island) and 2.1 and 2.2 (Lake Tahoe), the same sort of thing happens--and would happen in subsequent episodes! Quincy, like Jessica Fletcher, should just STOP TAKING VACATIONS!!! If he does, someone will die or a previous murder will need to be re-investigated!

Quincy and Danny are on a vacation in the mountains. They plan on just doing some fishing and relaxing, but not surprisingly, Quincy is suckered into investigating a murder than happened several months ago. It seems a man was convicted on manslaughter and his daughter cannot accept that he was guilty. This seems like a pretty routine problem--Quincy, the consultant, will re-check the forensics to see if there were any mistakes. For the most part, everything seems in order with the case and Quincy is about to resume his vacation. However, some locals behave VERY unfriendly towards him--with threats, a hit and run and Danny being badly 'inconvenienced', it's no wonder that Quincy resumes the investigation with vigor. However, it looks as if he'll get himself killed before the case is complete. But why?! What's REALLY afoot?

This is one of the better episodes of the series--though it DOES tread into familiar material. The plot is very interesting and it keeps you guessing. You also get to see a BRIEF look at a very young Jamie Lee Curtis and the show was directed by Ivan Dixon--of "Hogan's Hero's" fame. By the way, in this episode Quincy mentions the work of a 'Dr Thomas Noguchi'. This is ironic because his character was actually based on Dr. Noguchi!

By the way, this show is similar to an episode of "Mannix" ("Huntdown", season one, episode nine)--both feature the star of the show visiting a MIGHTY unfriendly town that is trying to keep a secret! And, both are excellent episodes.

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