Helping a young woman with a history of mental illness leads Jim into crossing paths with the Mob and federal intelligence.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Mary Jo Flynn
NIA Agent Bill Simonds
George Loros ...
Tommy Lorentz
NIA Agent Mike Krasny
Joseph Bloomberg
Gary Crosby ...
Vic Cassell
Howard Honig ...
Dr. Alan J. Adler
Judge Raymond Ordonez
Robert Lussier ...


Helping a young woman with a history of mental illness leads Jim into crossing paths with the Mob and federal intelligence.

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21 October 1977 (USA)  »

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This episode centered around the activities of a "National Intelligence Agency" and domestic spying. At that time, a national scandal had occurred over the CIA's involvement in domestic operations as well as other countries' internal affairs, including the coup in Chile (as mentioned in the show). There never has been a National Intelligence Agency and for some reason the producers used this fictitious name instead of the CIA. See more »


Evelyn 'Angel' Martin: [Talking to Rockford] Listen Jimmy, do you think you could slip it in before they kill you that you stole Angel Martin's car, that Angel Martin don't know nothing from nothing, that Angel Martin is a good guy?
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Can't live with Angel, can't live without him
19 January 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Poor Jim Rockford gets busted along with Angel for having some stolen property in his vehicle. But the judge orders group counseling for both of them. In which they meet Joanne Nail who is a young who everyone dismisses as paranoid when she says she's being followed. When she was in another mental asylum, a high priced one she met Ed Lauter who is making all kinds of extravagant claims.

Before things are done both the National (Central) Intelligence Agency and a prominent Mafia crime family is involved due to the ravings of Ed Lauter and what kind of things he's spouting. Walter Brooke as the field office head of the NIA and George Loros of the crime family are an interesting pair of adversaries for Rockford. Loros especially, you feel sorry for him. Lauter is his brother-in-law and his father wants him killed, but his sister says spare him. That's why he's in the asylum in the first place.

Once again Stuart Margolin comes through for James Garner even though he has to be dragged kicking and screaming. It's the way it is for Rockford and Angel, can't live with him, can't live without him.

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