Tod and Buz are in Cleveland, Ohio where they are employed as crewman on the Cuyahoga River tour boat. They are drawn into the drama surrounding a motherless, lonely son of a workaholic ...
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Tod and Buz are in Cleveland, Ohio where they are employed as crewman on the Cuyahoga River tour boat. They are drawn into the drama surrounding a motherless, lonely son of a workaholic land developer. The boy is seemingly in danger of being harmed or kidnapped. When he does disappear the truth is soon found out by Tod and Buz. Written by
Zoom! We're back in Cleveland, where the boys are working on a tour boat. A kid falls over board. Or jumps. Or was, as he claims, pushed. Tod throws him a line and Buz jumps in to rescue him. His father, (Ralph Meeker) isn't very grateful: he's been receiving letters using newspaper clippings threatening his son. He has Tod and Buz investigated. Then the kid disappears. It turns out kidnappers aren't the problem. It's tycoon father's work schedule.
A minor episode but not a bad one. I again wish they could have kept some geographic continuity in the broadcast schedule, When is this supposed to have taken place? Before or after they were in Texas and California? Did it take place last season when they were in town for Incident on a Bridge" and "First Class Mouliak"?
They keep meeting key characters in the water. Dan Duryea in "Don't Count Stars", Macha Meril in "Mon Petit Chou", the kid (Brad Herrmann, who they previously ran into in a somewhat similar situation in "Like a Motherless Child"- here he's more fatherless) and Joanna Moore in the next one, easily the best of this bunch.
Brad Herrmann on his IMDb page, comments that the quality of the river water was a good deal less than pure. Could this have contributed to George Maharis' hepatitis? Or was he in that water a long time before he got to Catalina?
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