A Mexican immigrant's son is accused of killing a drug dealer. Lt. Jacoby feels the young man had a motive and the opportunity to have committed the crime. Gunn, an old friend of the father...
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A Mexican immigrant's son is accused of killing a drug dealer. Lt. Jacoby feels the young man had a motive and the opportunity to have committed the crime. Gunn, an old friend of the father,looks into the case. The family business plays a part in the truth of what happened.Written by
Okay episode, at best. The highlight may well be Edie's mouthing of Pete's words into the telephone as he again puts her off in favor of a friend in trouble. Albright's knowing expression from the many other times is priceless. Anyhow Pete's helping a Chicano friend whose son is suspected of murder. There're more flying fists than usual, along with a couple colorful characters, one of whom teaches guys how to take a staircase fall in order to defraud insurance companies. Nothing familiar about that. Unfortunately, there's not much noirish atmosphere; at the same time, the storyline unfolds in fairly familiar fashion, with colorful types providing info that leads Pete to the real culprit. But, please, Hollywood, stop with the pseudo-poetic lines that producers of the time liked to patronize ethnics with. Here it's the comely Margarita Cordova, a singer at her Chicano family's restaurant, who gets to wax phony poetic. In my view, it's a weaker entry than usual for this classic series.
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