Rick's friend Lolita, who assits the homeless, asks for his and AJ's help when two of her clients disappears. While investigating Lolita also goes missing and the brothers discover an deadly connection to secret medical testing.

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Rick's friend Lolita, who assits the homeless, asks for his and AJ's help when two of her clients disappears. While investigating Lolita also goes missing and the brothers discover an deadly connection to secret medical testing.

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Rick & A.J. as drunken bums
15 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The main guest star for this episode is Kay Lenz, a Universal contract actress used in many of the studio's films and TV series. She plays a do-good type, a recovering alcoholic who helps to rehabilitate men living on skid row. Her heart's in the right place, but she's in way over her head when she runs up against a crooked doctor and his associate who are using the men to bilk an insurance company. The plot is a bit convoluted, and there is no real explanation how Lenz's character can afford to help these men or afford to pay for the Simons' services when two derelict friends of hers go missing.

There's some fun undercover stuff involving Rick and A.J. posing as winos in downtown San Diego. This brings them in contact with Town who is also on assignment in the same area. The next day, the guys are cleaned up and back in their regular clothes but must return to the red-light district to speak to a biker gang after Lenz disappears. She's been taken to a camp in the woods.

In one of the cabins Lenz has been tied up and is being injected with something. At the same time, her homeless friends are being liquored up, then they're hauled to a hospital where the insurance kicks in. The Simon boys show up and they even have Town's help, but they get nowhere. Later Lenz has been sent to the same hospital where the men are. One by one, they're being killed and she's next.

Rick and A.J. aren't far behind. They resort to more shtick-- this time, Rick is a paramedic bringing A.J. into the drunk ward-- A.J. pretends to have tremors from alcohol poisoning. They find where Lenz is being held, just as she's about to be killed, and rescue her. On the way out, they engage in a brawl with the crooked doctor and his henchmen. The camera work is frenzied-- there are various point of view shots with the boys getting a few punches in and also taking a few punches. It's hard to tell if this is supposed to be action-oriented or comedic. My guess is the director took the idea in the script and just let them improvise the fight scene. Somehow it all works.


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