Vega$: Season 1, Episode 5

Yes, My Darling Daughter (25 Oct. 1978)

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On her wedding day, Cindy Jenner Smalley sees. or thinks she sees, her dead father Hank, a famous country-western singer who vanished shortly after arranging his wife's mercy killing ten years before. Dan takes the case.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Jenner
Randy Powell ...
Jim Smalley
Lloyd Bochner ...
Lyle Galen
Whitman Mayo ...
Lick Smith
Ben Handler
Cindy Smalley
Frank Corsentino ...


A newlywed claims to see her dead father. So she asks Dan to find out if she's crazy. Now the man who's been her guardian ever since her father "died" is not supportive of Dan but for her sake let's him investigate. Dan learns that the man has ulterior motives for not wanting the man found alive. And while investigating Dan learns that the dead man was wanted for murder when he died. He eventually finds one of his the dead man's friends who claims that the man is dead but in reality knows that he's alive. Written by

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25 October 1978 (USA)  »

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26 April 2014 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Las Vegas private detective Dan Tanna (Robert Urich) is hired to find out if legendary country singer Hank Jenner (Strother Martin) is really dead. His daughter (Lauren Tewes) is sure she saw him at the chapel during her Vegas wedding but to the world he has been dead for ten years.

Her debt-ridden manager Lyle Galen (Lloyd Bochner) sends goons to dissuade Tanna. But the P.I. is considerably more bewildered by the secrets his client and the man she wants him to find are hiding. The resolution is kind of redneck. But the use of a soundtrack which sounds like a bizarre amalgam of disco & porn is a tad vexing set against a rustic storyline.

As with any episode of this show the guest stars are the amongst most impressive aspects of the production. Lloyd Bochner, Tony Curtis, Lauren Tewes, Slim Pickens, Randy Powell...Quite a list for any network show of the time.

Lauren Tewes played cruise director Julie McCoy on the mega-hit schlock series Love Boat. She made guest appearances on several other ABC TV series lending her star power to each. These included Charlie's Angels, Starsky & Hutch, Fantasy Island, TJ Hooker and Finder of Lost Loves.

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