A jeweler whose shop is located near Mannix' detective agency is murdered, and in the crowd outside the murder scene, Mannix runs into Bill Chase, a buddy from his days in the Korean War. Chase tells Mannix he's in trouble and asks Mannix to visit the small mountain town where he serves as a fire ranger so he can tell Mannix about his situation. Within a short time of his arrival in the town, however, Mannix finds a deepening mystery, as he's shot at, injured falling down a hill, and learns that the woman who claims to be Chase's wife is a completely different woman.
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After Mannix discovers the body of a murder victim and is knocked into the mud by Sheriff Hale (John Milford), the amount and placement of mud on his clothes changes from shot to shot through the rest of the episode. For example, when he arrives at the doctor's office, there are only a couple of splashes of mud on the rear of his pants. Then when he arrives at the Pineville Lodge, almost the entire upper portion of the back of his pants is muddy. But when he later turns to leave the lodge, there is almost no mud on the back of his pants. See more