Still in the Los Angeles area with Tod struggling over his computer class at UCLA and Buz enjoying the "sights", a beautiful blond woman enters their lives. She was recently married and ... See full summary »
Still in the Los Angeles area with Tod struggling over his computer class at UCLA and Buz enjoying the "sights", a beautiful blond woman enters their lives. She was recently married and almost immediately widowed. The lady will stop at nothing to find the men who killed her husband-despite being blind. Written by
A poorly written attempt at creating a plucky blind women who's a victim of random crime; and is looking to avenge the wrong doing. I started getting upset with this episode almost from the beginning. This was a very lame attempt a portraying a blind person first and foremost. And the dog and the way the actress used the dog was ridiculous. Using Rin Tin Tin probably seemed like a good ratings move; but a dog with behaviors like those seen in this episode would never make it as a leader dog. Leader dog's don't usually need a voice command just to move forward; and this dog was way to anxious to be believable as a leader dog. Martha Hyer's portrayal of the blind lady was dated and beyond believable. She's a very pretty lady, so I guess they didn't want to put sunglasses on her; so someone decided she would maintain an absolutely fixed gaze. This method of portraying a blind person went out with silent films. Completely unrealistic. The list of unbelievable things in this episode is a long one. For some reason Buz and Todd can't seem to figure out a way disarm a blind woman; this scene was painful to watch. Maharis and Milner had to work very hard to add any quality to this scene at all. And some how a not very well trained (never uses a cane) blind woman manages to do a better job then the police at first figuring out who killed here husband; she also manages to break into an office and hide herself; and subdue the criminals. Just ridiculous. And if this sounds ridiculous in my description; it's much worse to actually spend 60 minutes of your life watching. I stayed out a morbid curiosity for how bad this could get. And it got pretty bad. Maharis and Milner try very hard to resuscitate this episode; but I have to think they knew how bad this mess really was. Since there is a limited amount of words here I can't get into all the things that make this bad. If you decide to throw away 60 minutes of your life to watch this you'll see what I mean. This has to be the most poorly written episode of Route 66; it was a real dog.
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