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Not in the Line of Fire 

After a false alarm shooting at a pier opening, paranoid Randall thinks Mike deserted him in a life-or-death situation, and then gives Mike the cold shoulder. Mike is obsessed with Nikki but can't have her because Arthur has proposed.



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The whole entourage mistake an alarm pistil for an attempt at the mayor's life. Mike didn't jump to but from his boss. Randall now transfers his confidence to Paul, who soon learns providing continuous proof of 'unconditional devotion' only gets more painful, while Mike'w wrath looms ever grimmer. Now Stacey seems lost to Arthur, Mike maintains apparently desperate efforts to win her 'back'. Mistaken for Carter, Stuart advices Arthur to make a literally clownish proposal to Stacey. Written by KGF Vissers

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26 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr.: [the Mayor is paranoid about getting killed after an incident] I'm a public figure , Mike. Now I know this sounds silly to you, but yesterday made me feel very venerable.
Mike Flaherty: Why all of the sudden, now? I mean, you've been mayor for three years.
Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr.: I use to be married to Helen, I didn't care if I got shot.
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With the Mayor possibly being assassinated, Mike runs away.
12 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After an incident at a pier opening where the Mayor thought someone was shooting at him, all of the sudden the Mayor gets paranoid about being seen in public. Plus the fact that Mike, ran away from the Mayor when the incident happened, makes the Mayor feels almost betrayed by Mike's actions. The Mayor is looking for a new right-hand-man and it looks like it may be Paul.

Also Arthur is going to propose marriage to Nikki. Arthur seeks the advise of Carter but thinks that Stuart is Carter. So now Arthur is taking advise, which we know will not have the best intentions, from Stuart about what Nikki wants.

The incident with the Mayor has some humorous lines and funny gags. The time where they are reviewing the tape, while in the Mayor's office, is some funny stuff. The advise from Stuart was a little over the top and really did not seem believable, but it was nice enough for a time filler. The Mayor's incident was well done and good enough to make for a good watch. An enjoyable episode.

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