A riveting and suspenseful episode in which the tension builds in an unrelenting manner. Kim Stanger, returning home after four years away in Rome and Paris, where he has studied music, both as a pianist and conductor, finds that secrets are being kept from him from the moment he steps out of his taxi which has brought him from the airport. he has returned home to mend a relationship with his father which was broken due to Kim following his own passion for music and not the career his father would have wanted him to follow. John Forsythe gives an excellent performance as Kim, portraying a driving desire to find the truth at all costs and one senses as the story unfolds that Kim is someone who is driven from deep within, perhaps even by a mental illness. As the inconsistencies in the story of his father death unfold one becomes ever more aware of a conspiracy which Kim must get to the bottom of. As usual, with Hitchcock, a twist in the plot is revealed at the end.
Watching episodes like this has convinced me that purchasing the complete season 1 dvd set has been a superb purchase and I eagerly await viewing other episodes.