Jim helps a friend who works in the airline industry, who's apparently being pursued by a hit man, and she's no idea why she's being targeted.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Dennis Becker
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Timson Farrell
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Lori Jenivan
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Richard Stehler
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Jim helps a friend who works in the airline industry, who's apparently being pursued by a hit man, and she's no idea why she's being targeted.

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This episode features one of the very few times a scene takes place in - and is shot in - Jim's bedroom. The scene takes place after Jim's left Lori's apartment after she'd been frightened at the airport. We see Jim drinking a glass of milk, and eating a cookie (Oreo, it looks like), and gets ready for bed, and cuts to Lori's when he starts to set his alarm clock. See more »

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Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Male caller: Hi. Just want to put your mind at rest. Found your address book in the theatre last week. It's in the mail. By the way, Carol's okay, but Linda...!
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Rockford's fishing buddy
23 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

The summary title mentioned above is what Rockford says to Beth, after she asks him who the woman is who he's helping, and that turns out to be Sharon Gless, who plays Lori, and had decent chemistry with James Garner, as she also starred in an earlier episode as well. This time around, she plays an airport employee who says hi to the wrong man, who's named Timson Farrell, played underwhelmingly by John McMartin; by the way, who names their child Timson? To make a long story short, he attempts to kill Lori because he thinks that she could identify him on certain flights if questioned. He's already murdered 3 others for which reason I can't recall, so he has no qualms about killing her. It strikes me odd as to why Farrell wouldn't just hire someone to kill, considering he's very slick, according to Rockford. Apparently, Jim and Lori are friends, and he agrees to help her out of this mess, and we all know that having him around to help is a great remedy. A funny scene worth mentioning has Rockford playing Jim Taggart, who visits Farrell's place of business, a collector coins store, to look for a certain coin for his nephew Ralph. There's another great scene when Rockford and a reluctant Angel stake out a bogus place that Jim pretends to reside in so he can draw Farrell there, who predictably breaks in the house carrying a gun; as soon as Angel sees the man's shoes enter through the window, he starts screaming and yelling for Jim to shoot him. My explanation doesn't do the scene justice, so it was one of the funnier moments of the series, in my opinion. Rocky and Dennis both have good scenes, and Rocky's reaction to his son pulling the gun out of the cookie jar is also very funny. I'm usually surprised how great the writing is, considering the show comes in just under an hour. Let me also mention that the Firebird and trailer make appearances, and that's always a plus on this great show.


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