Suspecting her ex-lover was killed by his wife, a woman hires Rockford to jet to Europe to compile evidence. After a fling with the widow, Rockford suspects Steve Nelson faked his death. ... See full summary »

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Suspecting her ex-lover was killed by his wife, a woman hires Rockford to jet to Europe to compile evidence. After a fling with the widow, Rockford suspects Steve Nelson faked his death. When Rockford reveals his findings, the former girlfriend stiffs him for his fee and leaves town. Because Rockford plans to get the insurance finder's fee, he follows the spurned lover to a California mountain resort, where it seems everybody except local artist's model Marilyn Polonski wants the L.A. P.I. gone ASAP. Written by David Stevens

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Jill Clayburgh's character lives in a apartment above garage, which is directly across the street from the Munsters mansion, which can be clearly seen in the background, on the Universal lot. See more »

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The European license plates on the cars in the opening sequence are very clearly plastered over American-style plate holders, indicating it was filmed in the United States with domestic versions of the automobiles. See more »

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Marilyn Polonski: Is there anything you won't do for money?
Jim Rockford: Well, there's two things. I won't kill for it and I won't marry for it. Other than that I'm open to about anything.
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Not a traditional payoff
11 February 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Suzanne Somers hires Jim Rockford on a missing person case which sends him all over Europe trying to prove that her husband is indeed not among the living. That's not the conclusion that Rockford comes to, in fact he says the plane crash where he allegedly died is all one big fraud and the insurance company has ponied up some big bucks.

What Somers should not have done is stiff James Garner on his fee because now Rockford goes to the insurance company and offers to find the missing husband and prove he's alive. The trail takes him to a small California town that is something of an art colony.

The only friendly face in town belongs to Jill Clayburgh, otherwise Rockford is treated pretty badly by both the real law and some folks pretending to be the real law.

Clayburgh plays a rather free spirited artistic type and she provides a bit of levity in some serious proceedings. She also saves Rockford on one occasion and provides a key clue.

The payoff for Rockford is not a traditional one, but I'll let you watch the episode to see what it is.


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