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Screencaps for Ep 3.19 added

I have just added theĀ screencaps for The Programming Of Charlie Blake to the episodes' page. When a young female student is found dead, homicide takes over in a case which soon turns out to having a certain pre-history. The victim's roommate states that her late friend had received obscene phone calls in the recent past, so everything points at a sexual offender with a psychopathological component. The department's widely spread investigation among registered sexual offenders of the area leads Mike and Steve to two suspects who do not really have a valid alibi for the time of the offense: one of them, Charlie Blake, has had severe problems with what we would call 'obscene phone call stalking' these days. However, Blake is a rather sincere and remorseful ex-criminal who does everything he can to get his life together again. His fragile situation is completely mixed up by the police questioning which associates Charlie with obscene phone calls again - and murder. He immediately calls his psychiatrist for an urgent appointment. We as the audience learn that Charlie's psychiatrist, Dr. Norman Jessup, starts to play a double game. Charlie serves as the perfect instrument to getting rid of Jessup's wife who just discovered her husband is having an affair. Using hypnotic skills, Jessup first suggests that Charlie stalked and killed the young student, and then orders him to come to his house by night. The whole scenery is well-prepared and Charlie walks right into the trap. However, Steve smokes something - Jessup's alibi is absolutely perfect, and that makes him think. While visiting the crime scene again, Mike makes an astounding discovery; but they need to prove that Jessup perfectly prepared the scenery.

Filming locations are limited to five spots in this episode. These include Telegraph Hill for both, the initial crime scene as well as the apartment of Blake's current girl friend, plus Forest Hill for Dr. Jessup's house. Charlie and Jill are having lunch in a restaurant on Davis Court, and the epilogue was filmed on the steps of San Francisco City Hall.

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