This is one of the 10 best episodes of Kojak series.
Paul Anka deserved at least an Emmy nod (if not the trophy) for his excellent portrayal of an ambitious stoolie. Prior to this, Anka was seen as a singer and songwriter; after seeing this (when it originally aired), I don't see why he never acted in any of the Coppola or Scorcese movies. Anka is likable, but after setting up his partner and killing a witness, you know that he can be ruthless; he is little, but lethal.
I disagree with the previous post that Det. Calucci was a crooked cop; he proved his honesty by trying to arrest Anka, once he had irrefutable proof that he had killed the witness (Karen). We understand why he was so tenacious; he told Anka that he had a Lt. that didn't like him. Perhaps, this is why Kojak (at the end) calls Det. Crocker "Bobby" and says that even though he yells at him, he loves him.
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