Tod and Linc driving to Cape Coral, Florida run out of gas. Linc goes for help and is "aided" by two men who involve him in a stick-up and shooting. Despite being part of a statewide ...
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Tod and Linc driving to Cape Coral, Florida run out of gas. Linc goes for help and is "aided" by two men who involve him in a stick-up and shooting. Despite being part of a statewide manhunt, Linc offers first aid to one of the men who has been shot. The two men (and Linc) then continue on to their original destination - a wedding! Written by
Tod and Linc take a "short-cut " and run out of gas on a country road in Florida. They decide to walk in different directions to see who can find some help first. Linc instead finds a couple of ner-do- wells, played by Rip Torn and Albert Salmi, (do they ever play anything else?), who are on their way to a wedding. Torn, who has just gotten out of jail, intends to be the groom, which would be news to the actual bride and groom. Salmi has convinced him that the young lady actually prefers him and has been pressured into a marriage.
They need some money so they make a withdrawal- from a motel at gunpoint. Torn gets wounded in a shootout, (the manager keeps a gun around and finally gets to use it. The bums force Linc to drive them away at gunpoint but the doorman didn't see the gun and suddenly there's an APB out on Linc along with the other two. Tod finally shows up, footsore, at the hotel to find out that his new buddy is somehow a fugitive. (cue Pete Rugolo's theme for that other series, which was about to begin the next fall).
Linc and the boys decide they need to steal another car, (that's where they got this one), and Linc helps them swipe one from Gene Hackman, but not before he tells the startled Hackman about the wedding. They finally get there and find out that the bride doesn't want Torn as the groom. The cops, (along with Tod and Hackman) show up and Salmi is killed in the shoot-out. The lovelorn Torn is doubly heartbroken and surrenders meekly.
It's enough to be diverting but not a memorable episode. The best scenes are with Tod trying vainly to convince the authorities that Linc is not a dangerous guy.
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