Rockford ends up regretting allowing an eccentric hippie woman to use his address temporarily, when her ex-boss sends a pair of thugs after her to retrieve some money he put in her care.



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Episode cast overview:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Jane Patten / Sky Aquarian / Gopi / Hester
Alan Bayliss (as Kenneth Gilman)
Gordon Borchers (as Quinn Redeker)
Maceo Prentiss
Lawrence Cook ...
Dijan (as Larry Cook)
James Luisi ...
Eddie McBrair (as Carl Crudup)
Elta Blake ...
Michael Grandcolas ...
Dan Magiera ...
Conga Drummer


Rockford ends up regretting allowing an eccentric hippie woman to use his address temporarily, when her ex-boss sends a pair of thugs after her to retrieve some money he put in her care.

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11 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Jane Patten: [Right after Jim finds Sky at the Sunfire Institute, he tells her 2 men attacked him, as they tried to get him to tell them where Sky - and/or the money in the envelope is] I think I remember tossing the envelope in the back of my car, with my food stamps, and my Tibetan fertility hat.
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very good episode
5 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This particular episode has many aspects of what I enjoy about the Rockford Files, namely several shots of Jim's trailer(both outside and in)and many great outdoor scenes filmed in sunny California, even though I'm in wintry Pennsylvania at the time of this review. I also enjoy seeing Jim's cool Firebird traveling along and near the beach, especially when others pursue him. This turn has Jim helping, though not exactly enjoying it, a hippie named Sky, who also has other aliases. Somehow she's involved with a missing $30,000, and she's either too dumb to realize why she's in trouble, or simply blacks it out in her karmic state of mind, for which Rockford argues with her about. It turns out that she's devoted to some false hippie guru for which his name escapes me at the moment, and he turns out to be involved in the stolen money. Add a crooked lawyer of an angry musician who's searching for the stolen cash, and another hippie cook who's real last name is Aquarian, and what we have is a quality episode. Just about the only negative comment I have is that Sky's hippie/karma antics get somewhat annoying, as I bet it got on James Garner's nerves as well, as he's clearly perturbed.

I'll disagree with the other reviewer about the final scene between Jim and Sky, who's once again changed her name because of a new devotion to Jesus instead of her fallen guru. It appears that Rockford felt sorry for this woman and offered to buy her coffee, and is clearly disappointed she turns him down. Jim gives us some solid human emotion during this scene, even if the scene appears slightly forced.

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