Season 7 Episode 4

Fragile Is the House of Cards

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Oct 04, 1973 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • David: (starting to remember) Chief, Chief, something just came back to me.
      Ironside: Good.
      David: Sounds, like--like footsteps, hollow footsteps.
      Ironside: You were dreaming?
      David: No, no, I've never been so awake in my life. It was like the sounds were coming out of wood, like kind of boardwalk, a dock.
      Ironside: At a boat basin, a marina?
      David: Yeah. A cabin cruiser. There was a fight.
      Ironside: With whom?
      David: No, no, I wasn't fighting.
      Mark: Hey, but you've been roughed up.
      David: There were two men... fighting, hurting each other.
      Ironside: On the boat?
      David: Yes.
      Ironside: Then you went aboard?
      David: I must have. I'm not sure but I think there was a man lying on the deck unconscious.
      Mark: What happened to the other guy?
      David: I don't know. Water, uh, a--a faucet, some kind of valve being turned on. I remember the sound of water coming into the boat. It's no use, I can't put the pieces together. It's just a lot of fragments. What's keeping Ellen? I ought to be in a hospital.
      Ironside: Not yet, Mr. Wills.
      David: What?
      Ironside: You've painted a frightening picture. If you did hear water coming into a boat, and if you did see a man unconscious on the deck, unless we find out more and fast, that man is going to drown.