While in hospital after a car accident, Jim stumbles across a black market for vital organs.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Dr. Lee Yost
Jesse Welles ...
Sorel Henderson
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Dumas
Walter Brooke ...
Dr. Bosca
David S. Cass Sr. ...
Casey (as Dave Cass)
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Perry
Harlan Warde ...
Evan Grange
Fritzi Burr ...
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Patrick Culliton ...
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Sandy Freeman ...
Dr. Addison
Anne Bellamy ...
Nurse
Ray Stricklyn ...
Dr. Stark
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While in hospital after a car accident, Jim stumbles across a black market for vital organs.

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13 April 1979 (USA)  »

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When Jim's filling the papers out at the hospital, he signs his name as 'James S. Rockford, and lists his telephone number as '555-8180', and his driver's license as MZ1047319.' See more »

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When Jim is driving the big sedan with the tampered exhaust, he gives no indication that there is something wrong with the car. However car exhaust, especially from the over sized cars of that period, would have had a very strong odor. Jim would have known something was wrong long before he started to pass out. See more »

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Sorel Henderson: [Jim, Rocky, and Sorel are walking on the pier. Rocky is still upset that he was told that he was too old to be an organ donor] Now that I'm out of a job maybe I'll get into something really challenging.
Jim Rockford: Yea, like what?
Sorel Henderson: I always wanted to be an "astro-nom-o-mer."
Jim Rockford: Naw, that's pronounced "a-stron-o-mer."
Sorel Henderson: Oh well, same job no matter what. Looking at stars and wondering if there are other types of life out there.
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford: I got me a liver as good as any in the country.
Jim Rockford: Sorel wants to be an ...
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Bang this drum
3 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a terrific episode which ends season 5, as Rockford is sent to the hospital after he was involved in an accident(he was in Rocky's truck)with 2 weirdos, and you'll most likely think that this will be the top story, but it isn't, and that's due to some fine writing. While in the hospital, Rockford witnesses an odd surgery by a very slick "doctor", played smoothly by John Considine(Lee Yost), as the supposed dead patient he's operating on moves his fingers, much to Rockford's surprise. Rocky and Dennis have some nice scenes, and look for familiar faces in Fritzi Burr(Sanford & Son), Reni Santoni(Poppy from Seinfeld), and Jesse Welles(Sorel Henderson), who makes the final of her 3 appearances of this show, and plays a very ditzy woman who works for Yost's firm, which specializes in the black market for human organs. There's a rare scene where we see Jim sleeping in his bed, with a book on his chest and glasses on, when he's awakened by the 2 fools who caused his earlier accident, as they warn him not to take them to court and fire a gun at the trailer; this other plot wasn't brought up again after this scene. Getting back to the real story, Jim figures out that Yost is stealing organs, and as he's attempting to murder Sorel, Jim comes and saves the day with a right cross which knocks out Yost cold, thwarting the evil plan. The weather for the most part was unusually cloudy, which is rare for this show, although the scene where Rockford and Yost share a lunch near the beach is quite nice. This was a fine episode to end the season, as there's one more season to go before Jim says farewell to us all.


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