Jim is reluctantly drawn into being bodyguard for a famous author, who believes her popular book on the perfect wife is the cause of death threats against her.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Edgar 'Bud' Clement
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Jack Avery
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Ann Louise Clement
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Janet Avery (as Donna Bacalla)
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Marty Bach (as Tasha Martell)
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Sam
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Toni Berrell ...
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Scott Ellsworth ...
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Lyle Van Houghton (as Michael M. Steele)
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Jim is reluctantly drawn into being bodyguard for a famous author, who believes her popular book on the perfect wife is the cause of death threats against her.

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Ed Nelson also appeared with James Garner in the "Maverick" episode "The Rivals". "Maverick: The Rivals" also featured Roger Moore, but NOT as Beau Maverick. See more »

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford #2: Forever Feminine?
Jim Rockford: My client wrote it. It's a little Dear Abby, a little Norman Vincent Peale and a whole lot of Kama Sutra.
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford #2: What is a Kama Sutra?
Jim Rockford: [Awkwardly] It's sort of a how to book...
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Never judge a book...
9 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few episodes that I would've never guessed the ending, or even the middle, as it was very well written, and had some surprises along the way. Some of the faces include Claudette Nevins, who I thought was average, Ed Nelson, who I thought was great, Arlene Martel, Arthur Wilson, and Donna Baccala, who didn't do that much after this. We get a few nice shots of the beach, the Firebird, and a few cool scenes with Dennis and Rocky. I think the writers of Columbo might have "borrowed" the opening scene from this episode, which has a famous female writer addressing a group of women, with Rockford being the only male in attendance; in the Columbo episode, he was the only male listening to another famous author, played by Ruth Gordon, but I digress. The writing was so good here that you may not know who to sympathize with, or which person is really the evil one. How they manage to add twists and turns in just under an hour is beyond me. I would recommend you try and catch this whenever you get the chance.


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