McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)

Cop of the Year 

Sergeant Enright's abusive ex-wife is shot while locked in a room alone with him, and the bullet that kills her came from his gun--a weapon he was holding at the time of the shooting.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Stewart McMillan
... Sally McMillan
... Sgt. Charles Enright
... Mildred
... Deputy D.A. Chapman
... Mr. Fontaine
... Monica Fontaine
... Dr. Thursby (as Ken Mars)
... Davison
... Mike Bolger
... TV Interviewer
... Sykes
... Alex Fontaine
William Bramley ... Whitey
... Vicki


Sgt. Enright is scheduled to receive a high honor from the San Francisco Police Department, but it turns into a nightmare when his ex-wife showed up. They had divorced because of her psychotic jealousy, and it's grown worse over the time apart. The next day, at their niece's wedding reception, the ex-wife asks Enright to speak with her in the mext room, alone. A shot rings out. Enright pulls out his service revolver and looks around, pulling open the door to the adjacent hallway. More officers break in and grab Enright. The ex-wife is slumped on the floor with blood all over her blouse. An investigation of Enright's weapon reveals that a bullet was fired from it. The ex-wife is DOA at the hospital, with the man who accompanied her (a magician) having disappeared. An autopsy finds that the bullet that killed her was fired from Enright's gun. It seems like an airtight case against Enright, but Mac refuses to believe it and looks into the possibility that Enright was the victim of a ... Written by Peter Harris

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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19 November 1972 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


At the beginning the shot of the ambulance going to the ER is the same shot used when Sally went to ER for her pregnancy in season one's, "An Elementary Case of Murder". See more »


The positioning of the dead body as well as the subsequent black outline of it changes in relation to the couch from shot to shot. See more »

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