28. The Tormentors
Case file: #7-4929-D
Logan Clyde Dupree, John Carl Brock, Anita James: Kidnapping.
Original broadcast date: 10 April 1966
This episode rerun 3 July 1966
A desperate father jeopardizes the life of his kidnapped son when he defies F.B.I. warnings to keep the story out of the media. An intense, violent episode that features many excellent actors.
- This episode marks the first appearance of William Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds had a role in the 1963 movie FBI Code 98, regarded as one of the precursors of The FBI. With the third season, William Reynolds would star as Special Agent Tom Colby and stay on until 1973.
- 1966 was a busy year for Mr. Reynolds. He would make a second appearance on The FBI in the following season. Mr. Reynolds also had a role in the Walt Disney film, Follow Me, Boys!
- Guest star Garry Walberg was known for playing Speed in the sitcom The Odd Couple, and Lt. Monihan in the series Quincy ME.
- Wayne Rogers makes his first appearance on the series. Known for his role on M*A*S*H, Mr. Rogers also starred in the 1975 Quinn Martin FBI production, Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan.
- Ed Asner also makes his first appearance here. He would go on to play Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and on a show bearing his character's name. Lew Ayres makes his one and only appearance on the show as well.
- Kurt Russell had a recurring role as the son of Lt. Philip Gerard on The Fugitive. Already a busy child actor, he remains a very busy 50-something actor even today.
- Writer Anthony Spinner went on to become producer for Season 9 of The FBI.
- No interesting cars but a nice accident upending a 1957 Ford.
Babe alert: Judee Morton, who goes on to make other appearances on the series.
|Wayne Rogers||Logan Clyde Dupree|
|Edward Asner||John Carl Brock|
|Judee Morton||Anita James|
|Lew Ayres||Marshall Winslow|
|Kurt Russell||Dan Winslow|
|William Reynolds||SAC Franklin Benton|
|Garth Pillsbury||Dale Hamilton|
|John Mayo||Lab Technician|
|Directed by: Jesse Hibbs
Written by: Anthony Spinner