Quincy M.E.: Season 2, Episode 4

Visitors in Paradise (18 Feb. 1977)

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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
Ivor Francis ...
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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Another vacation, another murder
28 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Visitors in Paradise begins with a man standing over a dead woman and then fleeing the scene to supposedly chase the person responsible. He is stopped by authorities, and when they inquire about the blood on his shirt he tells them he had a nosebleed which they don't buy and promptly arrest him. Some time later, Quincy (Jack Klugman) and Danny (Val Bisoglio) arrive at a mountain lake hotel for a vacation where they intend to relax and go fishing. They are approached on the lake by a young woman who pleads with Quincy to reopen the investigation into her mother's death which her father has been convicted for. Quincy feels bad for her and puts his vacation activities aside to look into the case further.

While he finds that some aspects of the investigation were inadequate, the evidence against her father, which includes the blood-stained shirt, is quite compelling and he feels there is nothing more he can do. As he is about to wrap things up, the behavior by others in the town goes from unfriendly to violent as he is forced off the road, his vehicle is vandalized and there are threats of physical harm. Danny has a similar encounter while out in the boat which is a little more humorous. These events convince Quincy that a cover-up is taking place which leads him to investigate further and order more testing on the blood-stained shirt that the convicted man was wearing.

Overall I found this to be a very good episode with an intriguing plot and some good guest stars. Look for Jamie Lee Curtis in a brief but comical appearance as well as Pernell Roberts of Bonanza fame as the sheriff. In a nod to Pernell's history on that show, during the final scenes his sheriff character is listening to an admission from one of the complicit who says they were supposed to get a "Bonanza" from the oil gusher that never panned out which was cute.

My only complaint is that this episode utilizes the old go on a vacation and boom there's a murder as well as the whole town is out to get rid of me ploys which were overdone by these types of shows of the time, but as long as that doesn't bother you it is quite enjoyable.

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