Mannix (1967–1975)
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Last Rites for Miss Emma 

Mannix is hired to find a shipment of morphine -- "Miss Emma" -- stolen from a pharmaceutical firm. Peggy takes on a more active role than usual in trying to solve the morphine theft. Peggy... See full summary »

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... Joe Mannix
... Peggy Fair
... Floyd Brown
... George Maple
... Mr. Coombs
... Doctor
... Mrs. Johnson
John Alderson ... Sam Tallis
Mark Stewart ... Toby Fair
Scott Hale ... Harrell
... Virgil
Julian Burton ... Chemist
... Lester Parks
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Mannix is hired to find a shipment of morphine -- "Miss Emma" -- stolen from a pharmaceutical firm. Peggy takes on a more active role than usual in trying to solve the morphine theft. Peggy also finds herself strongly attracted to Floyd Brown, a handsome black man who unsuccessfully tried to stop the morphine thieves, getting himself shot in the process. Written by aldanoli

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8 March 1969 (USA)  »

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Peggy says she thinks of her six-year-old son Toby as "more like a Senator Brooke," a reference to Edward Brooke (1919-2015), who in 1966 was the first black man to win a popular election to the United States Senate. Brooke, a Republican from Massachusetts, served two terms in the Senate before being unseated in 1978 by Paul Tsongas. See more »

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Floyd Brown: But baby, it's us against them.
Peggy Fair: It's not a question of black or white, it's a question of right or wrong.
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A good episode BUT they sure made Peggy behave uncharacteristically stupid.
26 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

"Last Rites for Miss Emma" is a very good episode and it would have earned an 8 or even 9 if they'd written Peggy's part better. However, uncharacteristically, she behaves a bit foolishly in this one--which makes little sense because she's usually so wise.

The show begins with a group of thugs robbing a shipment of morphine from a warehouse. In the process of trying to stop the robbery, one of the employees, Floyd Brown (Robert Hooks), is shot. The gunshot wound wasn't horrible and he quickly recovers. In the process of the investigation, Peggy (Mannix's secretary) falls for Brown--and it's no surprise, as he's single, handsome and folks say he's a hero for trying to stop the robbery. Naturally, the insurance company covering the company hires Mannix to investigate and he comes up with some very interesting conclusions. I'd say more, but just don't want to spoil things. Suffice to say that aside from Peggy acting dumb, the show is quite original and exciting.

By the way, when Floyd Brown meets Peggy's young son, he says "...he's another O.J. Simpson...". At the time, this certainly was made as a complement--now it just seems very ironic.


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