This is no fun.
There is no chemistry at all between Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk. As with the later movies, Nora is written as a bit of a boob rather than than a worthy sparring partner for Nick.
In this episode everyone is worried that a criminal Nick sent to prison has gotten out and is coming to get revenge on him.
Sadly Asta out acts everyone else in the show, despite being given so little to do.