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Location Photos for No Badge for Benjy


It is my pleasure to let you know that I finally supplemented the locations page by a series of original filming location photography for second season's episode No Badge for Benjy, one of my favourite episodes of season two when it comes down to filming location. I have always been pretty fascinated by the glittering and sparkling night-life at the several infamous clubs of that time around Broadway and Columbus.

I am about to add more content to the filming locations page very soon, including season one episode A Trout in the Milk as well as season three episode Letters from the Grave.

Enjoy - and stay tuned! :) 

Screencaps for Ep 4.15 added

I have just added the screencaps for Police Buff to the episodes' page. When Joey Lucero, who was involved in a store robbery and a shooting which led to the death of a police officer, is freed from detention due to lack of evidence, an obvious case of vigilante justice alerts homicide department. Due to evidence saying the killer was wearing a police officer's uniform, the initial investigation leads our two cops to frustrated men inside the police force, but when another (innocent) criminal who was just set free is also shot, everything gets more difficult. Mike and Steve smell something strange, and the fact that all the killed criminal were just set free in court trials makes them think about setting a trap. Supported by some advice from the department's Psychiatrist Dr. Lanny Murchinson, they can finally identify the killer - but Mike finds himself in a deathtrap.

Filming for this episode starts out at San Francisco City Hall where the trial against Joey Lucero is held. Doyle is working as a craftsman in the South of Market district, whereas his apartment is located in Pacific Heights. Same goes for Joey Lucero, who is shot by Doyle in the parking lot of the apartment building he is living in. Mike, Steve and Lenny are having lunch somewhere in the Industrial Harbor area which is difficult to identify. The same court room was used for the fake-trial against Steve but this time with an exterior still of the emblem of the San Francisco Police Department's headquarters building at 850 Bryant Street. We are also taken downtown when Maury hastles Doyle in a retail shop, and "El Cortez" hotel ist only five blocks away. In the final chase, Doyle and Stone are passing by the Golden Gate Park's entrance at 43rd and Fulton Streets before Doyle is booked. Also, this is one of the very few episodes so far in which several production stills of buildings were used (actual location unknown). These include the building which serves as 'KYOL' tv and radio station (actually we can read 'KBEX' on the building's sign which is a fictional radio and tv station that was used in several movies and tv series, so this still might have been lent from another series of that era) as well as a building that allegedly housed Williamson's apartment (Doyle's second - and innocent - victim in this episode). Both buildings might be located anywhere in California.

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.

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