The Magician

The Illusion of the Fatal Arrow

Season 1, Ep 18, Aired 3/4/74
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  • Episode Description
  • Someone is going around killing people with, of all things, a bow & arrow. Stranger still, a psychic sees it all in her mind's eye...and has to tell someone. That someone is her good friend Tony Blake. After Tony verifies her visions, he decides to follow the trail and find out who is doing the killing, and why.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Paul Playdon

  • David Chase

  • Leslie H. Martinson

  • Tim Matheson

    Jerry Purcell

  • Bill Bixby

    Anthony Blake

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Ross Hazlitt: Right now, you're my biggest problem. It really is a shame, Jerry. You got the eyes, the hands, all the technical know-how. You've got the best form since Roy Wallace. You know what I think of Roy. But you've got too many hangups. You choke. Your tense. You project all your anxieties. If we had the time, I'd spend the money and send you to group therapy. Get some insight into what's causing all of these conflicts. Lay the axe at the roots as my dad used to say.

    • Ross Hazlitt: Who's your friend the athlete? A magician? (Laughs.) You gotta be putting me on. Well, your magician friend is going to vanish before you can say abracadabra.

    Notes (2)

    • Nani Darnell, wife of series magic consultant Mark Wilson, has a quick guest shot as she assists Tony (Bill Bixby) onstage.

    • Magic performed in this episode - Vanishing cane by Mark Wilson - Cigarette productions by Nino - Continuous coins from handkerchief by Bill Bixby (this is taught on page 200 of the Mark Wilson Course in Magic) - Card rise from hand by Bill Bixby - Card vanish by Bill Bixby - Card production from the air (back palming) by Bill Bixby

    Allusions (1)

    • Asassin Ross Hazlitt: A psychic? I've read some books about that, done some research. The cops use those people. There was a Dutchman you know? They say that when he locks onto you, they show up at your door.
      Ross Hazlitt is referring to an well-known "psychic" of the time, who was, however, exposed as being somewhat less than genuine or effective by The Amazing Randi and others.

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