William Austin is desperate to get his son out of the Cult he has joined (and given his $400,000 trust fund). After he threatens Joshua Bradbury (the Cult leader), in front of his son Dennis and Atlanta police officers, hours later Joshua is found dead at his desk by Dennis. William is arrested for murder when his son claims to have seen his father fleeing the murder scene. Ben defends William, feeling certain there is more to this Cult (like making members to sign over all their financial assets - let alone his belief the accused is not guilty). Ben's first task is to figure out WHY Williams' son Dennis would say his father is the killer........has Dennis been brainwashed?
Did You Know?
Once again, Andy Griffith is reunited with one of his old cohorts from Mayberry...Jack Dodson, who played Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show, is Matlock's client in this episode. See more