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Screencaps for Ep 4.14 added

The screencaps for Most Likely to Succeed are now accessible on the episodes' page. A bright future's ahead of young Paul Kincaid, son of successful businessman Russell Kincaid, and top of his class at a prestigeous high school - until an 'F' in chemistry puts his envisioned admission to Harvard University at risk. Despite his desperate effort to convince Tom Hanna, his teacher in chemistry, to either change his grade or to grant him a deadline extension for a paper, he doesn't have much to offer as he already missed out a chance Hanna granted him before. When Hanna does not change the grade, Paul beats Hanna downin the heat of the moment, using a heavy trophy from Hanna's desk, and killing him. Although Paul is obviously shocked by what's happened, he is also taking a few private items - and tries to frame one of his co-students, Bobby Tilton, for the murder. He places Hanna's golden pen inside Tilton's locker when the latter is having a dispute with another co-student about his calling as a thief, offering the perfect case to Kincaid. In the meantime, Paul tries to play the perfect game for his family - and his demanding father in particular - but when Tilton is getting in touch with Paul concerning police investigation on the murder, everything is getting out of control. Bobby Tilton realizes Paul's rôle in the murder, and in another heat of the moment Paul throws Tilton down the cliff - although not killing him. Being confronted with double murder and Bobby still alive, Paul wacks out, first attacking his father with a sword, then trying to commit suicide. Steve, however, can prevent another death by talking to Paul who is going to jump down the steep coastline of the Marin Headlands. In a short moment of subconsciousness, Steve can grab Paul's body and put an end to the chain of unwilling murder.

There's only a few locations used in this episode. The prestigious high school actually is Archbishop Riordan High School in Sunnyside, whereas the Kincaid house is located in Pacific Heights. Tom Hanna's house can be found on Potrero Hill, Tilton meets Paul at Lands End, and the climax takes us to the bunker just below Battery Spencer. This dramatic location was used before, precisely in season two episode Betrayed. Interestingly, however, when Paul Kincaid gets off his car, he approaches the Bridge on its southern (San Francisco) pond, but then police finds him at the edge of the coastline on its northern (Marin County) side.

Updates coming soon!


First of all, I must apologise for the long delay in updating the site. I have been too busy in my regular job and am just coming to a rest. I will add the filming locations for The Cat's Paw, and the extended summary and also the filming spots for Spooks For Sale next. Trying to keep up the bi-monthly update from now on. :)

Stay tuned.

Screencaps for Ep 4.13 added

The screencaps for Spooks For Sale are now accessible on the episodes' page.

Extended summary and filming locations info to follow soon.

Richard Hatch dies at age of 71!

As The Hollywood Reporter confirmed yesterday, actor Richard Hatch died on Tuesday, February 4th, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71.

Hatch had replaced Michael Douglas for the fifth and final season of The Streets of San Francisco as Inspector Dan Robbins. He later played Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica TV series for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for 'Best Actor in a TV Series' in 1979.

Screencaps for Ep 4.12 added

I have just added the screencaps for The Cat's Paw to the episodes' page. We are introduced to Inspector Irene Baker, of burglary department, who is involved in a romantic relationship with Mike Stone lately. When one of Irene's cases turns from simple jewelry theft into murder, Mike is assigned to partner with her - and things are soon turned up-side-down when Stone and Baker draw their (different) conclusions: Mike believes the burglar also is a killer, and Irene does not believe the murder fits the cat burglar's pattern. Steve - who, initially, is rather amused by Mike's preoccupation – soon learns that his partner is having more than just a simple love affair with Irene (it appears they are even proposed to each other, actually) and is really struggling with the dispute he is having with her over the case. Even Jeannie tries to help, but only the final solution of the crime seems to make space for a more relaxed atmosphere. It turns out that Mike was wrong - and Irene was right - and jealousy is the answer. Personally, I am pretty unhappy with this episode. First off, the film material used appears to be uncommonly coarse-grained which is really disturbing; another aspect is the romantic relations between Mike and Irene which is brought to us as a matter of course - but it does not really fit in the picture and appears as to be somehow taken out of context.

The opening exterior shot of the (alleged) opera house actually pictures what is today the Ritz-Carlton on Stockton Street, whereas the interior sequence was in deed filmed in an opera house, namely the War Memorial Opera House, on Van Ness. Following the night scene on the roof top of the first crime scene, Mike and Steve are observing a suspect at Pier 45, followed by a chase, ending up with Mike jumping into the cold Bay waters in order to detain the bad guy. At night, Mike and Jeannie are preparing dinner, and Jeannie is somehow interested and amused when Irene knocks at the door. In the meantime, another burglary takes place, this time at 2200 Washington Street, a building used as filming location several times throughout the series. Mike drives Irene home (location unidentified), while Steve arrives to inform him about the latest case. The next day, Mike and Irene are teamed up, somehow against Mike's will, as he already smells potential problems. They are interviewing Mr. Greenwood in his apartment at 2200 Washington, and later moving down to Washington Square (where they are arguing for the first time). Their investigations lead them downtown to a loan shop on 6th Street, close to Market, and to a parking lot located at Broadway. Their arguing, by the way, starts to heat up again while visiting kind of a historical exhibition of unknown location. Tyrell's apartment is at 2200 Pacific Street, and the final nightly burglary (where the cat burglar rappels down the building's facade) takes place at another unidentified place, before Tyrell is booked after a chase throughout the area of her apartment.

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