Lt. Manny Quinlan drives to Los Angeles in order to help his drug addicted niece. He finds her in a seedy hotel, but it is a setup and he's shot. An envelope full of money is planted on his body to make it appear he was a 'dirty' cop. Before he dies however, he manages to mail the envelope full of money to Harry, and Orwell takes it from there, investigating his friend's murder and trying to clear his good name and reputation.
Did You Know?
This episode contains substantial recycled and repurposed footage from the series' first pilot film, Harry O: Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On
(1973), which was broadcast a year and a half earlier in March 1973. This explains among other inconsistencies Lt. Trench disappearing and Mel Stewart's Sgt. Granger appearing in a pivotal scene. Since the original pilot's paint factory scene prominently featured Martin Sheen, it was cut, requiring a new explanation for Harry's eye injury. See more
My friend Manny Quinlan called in sick, took the day off, and came north to Los Angeles on family business. Two hours and 10 minutes by the legal speed limit. My friend Manny was a legal man. Behind him was his wife, his children, his job, his mother and his father, his brothers, and his sisters. My friend Manny was a family man. Very few people knew where Manny was going. Only the people who had to know. His mother and his brother Jesus knew what he was trying...