Kojak (1973–1978)
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Therapy in Dynamite 

A nebbish helps his therapy group by bombing the nemeses they whine about. Kojak can't find a pattern in the serial murders, especially after an innocent secretary who just moved to ... See full summary »

Director:

Leo Penn

Writers:

Abby Mann (created by), Gene R. Kearney (as Gene Kearney) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Lt. Theo Kojak
Steven Keats Steven Keats ... Danny Zucco
Elizabeth Allen ... Louise Linden
Jane Elliot ... Carla Elliot
Dabney Coleman ... Alex Linden
Dan Frazer ... Capt. Frank McNeil
Kevin Dobson ... Det. Bobby Crocker
Joan Pringle ... Neva
Philip Bruns ... Mr. Seymour
Peggy Feury Peggy Feury ... Dr. Irene Benton
George Savalas ... Det. Stavros (as Demosthenes)
Britt Lind ... Alice Fisher (as Brit Lind)
Len Lesser ... Mr. Morgan
Connie Sawyer ... Landlady
Bert Kramer ... Det. Walton
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Storyline

A nebbish helps his therapy group by bombing the nemeses they whine about. Kojak can't find a pattern in the serial murders, especially after an innocent secretary who just moved to Manhattan is blown up, but he knows there is one because she was killed in a parking space with her name on it. NYPD holds back that the bombs all come in brown paper bags, to fend off serial confessors. Danny Zucco can't wait for his next group to see the joy he's brought to his adopted family. Written by David Stevens

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1974 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Danny Zucco was also the main character's name in the musical Grease. See more »

Quotes

Carla Elliot: Candlelight, incense and after-diner drinks. I feel like a female Hugh Hefner.
Alex Linden: All right, Miss Hefner, why don't you just, eh, put this in your pipe and eh...
[hands her an envelope]
Carla Elliot: Smoke it?
Alex Linden: Right on.
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Except for a couple tiny problems, an excellent episode.
15 September 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a very creative episode of "Kojak" and features a mentally ill man who longs for everyone in his therapy group to get along and be happy. And, if there's someone who keeps any of them from being happy, or so he perceives, he kills these people who are hurting his therapy group friends! This is a real problem for the police, as for some time they cannot figure out how these murders are related. Once the police do get a lead, there turns out to be a twist no one anticipated...even the viewers...which makes this exciting to watch.

Okay...one of the problems about the episode is someone only someone like me would recognize. The therapy group was not handled well and real therapy groups work differently and have the chairs/office arranged very differently...but who but a trained therapist would recognize this?! Second, when a guy was shot from about an inch away, he rolled over and there was absolutely no blood. Now I know that the networks were hesitant to show a lot of blood...but absolutely none? That's weird.

Fortunately, the stuff I liked and respected was far greater. The show was unique, generally well written and was quite exciting. And, the twist was really great. Overall, one of the better episodes...well worth seeing.


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