145. Time Bomb
Eric Stone, Gilbert Manning, Karen Wandermere, Knox Hiller, Alan Hiller: Destruction of Government Property.
Original air date: 25 October 1970
An episode dealing in sabotage. Inspector Lew Erskine prevents an attempt by young revolutionaries to force social change through violence.
Interesting episode, but a bit quaint. The threat of a bomb in a federal building has been reduced GREATLY because of security measures implemented since the attacks of 11 September 2001. The episode seems a little quaint. However, 1970 remained a time of unrest because of the Vietnam War. This episode is definitely a nail biter, especially at the end.
However, Geoffrey Deuel's performance really stands out. Born in Rochester, NY, Mr. Deuel is the younger brother of the late Pete Duel, who was in the midst of beginning his role as Hannibal Heyes in Alias Smith and Jones. Geoffrey Deuel’s performance shows that he is as capable a performer as his older brother. And both were/are excellent performers!
- FYI: This is Geoffrey Deuel’s third appearance on the series. He also appears in “Act Of Violence” (21 January 1968), “The Widow” (29 December 1968) and “Memory Of A Legend” (11 March 1973). Pete Duel had roles in the episodes “Slow March Up A Steep Hill” (10 October 1965) and “False Witness” (10 December 1967).
|Geoffrey Deuel||Eric Stone|
|Tom Falk||Gilbert Manning|
|Diana Ewing||Karen Wandermere|
|Wayne Maunder||Knox Hiller|
|Mark Jenkins||Alan Hiller|
|Josephine Hutchinson||Anna Wandermere|
|Dean Harens||S.A.C. Bryan Durant|
|Yvonne White||Miss Chatfield|
|John Kroger||1st Agent|
|Directed by: Virgil Vogel
Written by: Robert Malcolm Young