A woman meets a man on a lonely stretch of highway while Rockford is filming the exchange from a hillside. Jim is working for the woman. Her name is Deborah Ryder and she is being blackmailed by Carl Brego. He has information of her sordid past and ties to organized crime which she doesn't want revealed. Jim is confident he can get Brego off her back, but, things go sour for him when Brego is killed and the police think Jim did it.
Did You Know?
Rockford's trailer location in this episode: it appears as if location might be near 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265. An exterior shot of Rockford's trailer [ @ 06:42 ] shows a sign for a Tonga Lei [hotel? motel?] just beyond or next to Rockford's trailer. Currently [as of October 2019] Google Map shows aTonga Lei located at the aforementioned address. However, Google Street View does not show a Tonga Lei at this location. It appears to show a Malibu Beach Bar/Hotel? (Carbon Beach). [The street view picture is slightly fuzzy.] See more
The passenger seat is clearly empty when the car goes over the cliff near the end of the episode. See more
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Hey, Rockford, very funny. I ain't laughin'. You're gonna get yours.