Texan lawyer Milton Porter welcomes Jessica at the airport. She has come to testify on behalf of his client, Harold Endicott, who is accused of plagiarism. When playing children cause her to fall and injure her ankle, he drives her to a private luxury hospital where she is fitted a cast by Dr. Ellison, who is in a nasty competition with Dr. Wes Kenyon as one of them is going to be replaced by Dr. Sam Garver who runs the facility. That night, Dr. Garver is found dead in a fish-pool at his house. Inexperienced city police Lieutenant Ray Jenkins asks Jessica to help solve the case. But when Nurse Jennie Wells was seen sneaking out of hospital and near Dr. Garver's house and a gun is found in her locker, Jessica thinks she is being framed and works to find out what really happened.
Did You Know?
The character of Jessica's litigious lawyer bears a striking resemblance to flamboyant Texas litigator Richard "Racehorse" Haynes. See more
Lt. Jenkins mentions a neighbor watching the 11 O'Clock News. Texas, where this episode takes place, is on Central Time, so the news would have been on at 10 O'Clock. See more
Son, I don't care. You get your shiny little backside down to that jail and you don't leave until you talk to him. And when I say "talk," I mean get his John Hancock and a retainer. You got me?
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Written by John Addison See more