Ironside

Season 2 Episode 3

Split Second to an Epitaph (2)

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Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Sep 26, 1968 on NBC
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Split Second to an Epitaph (2)
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With the Chief still in hospital preparing to have exploratory surgery, the murderer and his accomplice redouble their efforts to kill him, as he is the only witness who can identify the man who killed the hospital security guard when he interrupted a robbery in the pharmacy.moreless

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    Raymond Burr

    Raymond Burr

    Chief Robert T. Ironside

    Don Galloway

    Don Galloway

    Detective Sergeant Ed Brown

    Barbara Anderson

    Barbara Anderson

    Officer Eve Whitfield

    Don Mitchell

    Don Mitchell

    Mark Sanger

    Joseph Cotten

    Joseph Cotten

    Dr. Ben Stern

    Guest Star

    Troy Donahue

    Troy Donahue

    Father Dugan

    Guest Star

    Lilia Skala

    Lilia Skala

    Sister Agatha

    Guest Star

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The majority of the two-part story takes place at St. Mary's Hospital in Sonoma, which is where the Chief was taken when he was shot. Sister Agatha was also one his primary caregivers at that time.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Dr. Ben Stern: Bob, you're scheduled for tomorrow.
        Ironside: Oh, now look...
        Dr. Stern: Early. When you and I and the daisies are all fresh.
        Ironside: Well, why so fast? I mean, I'm--I'm in the middle of a case.
        Dr. Stern: (chuckling) Now I've seen everything. Scared?
        Ironside: You know me better.
        Dr. Stern: I know my patients, happens all the time. The come into the office and I explain the possibilities and they say "Oh sure" and make little jokes about me using a clean knife and staying sober and then I get them in here and I tell them "tomorrow." "Oh no, no, no. It can't be tomorrow, cousin Sandra is coming in from San Leandro tomorrow and Wednesday is sister-in-law's anniversary, the next day is big dance at the Army. No, not tomorrow, never tomorrow." But I must say, "in the middle of a case" is a new one on me.
        Ironside: It's my spine.
        Dr. Stern: So, you tell me when.
        Ironside: You're right, Ben. I am scared.
        Dr. Stern: When, Bob?
        Ironside: Tomorrow.
        Dr. Stern: See you first thing in the morning.

      • Les Crane, KRAL TV: Well, how do you feel, Chief?
        Ironside: Les, they ought to take away your microphone for asking an old chestnut like that.
        Crane: Well, I see you haven't changed much lately. If you get on your feet again, what'll be the first thing you do?
        Ironside: Probably sit down.
        Crane: Chief, we've been hearing a lot of rumors. Just how risky is this operation?
        Ironside: I'll let my doctor quote the morning line on that one. As a policeman, I've known the people of San Francisco for over twenty years. I've arrested some, called some bad names, and been called some bad names back. Main thing is, I would like to thank all of the people of San Francisco for taking the time to write and wish me luck. I not only got sacks of mail, I got a few telegrams. Here's one: "Wishing you nearly every success." Big Len and the boys in C Block, Folsom, California.

      • (at the hospital where Mark is convalescing)
        Mark: Well, nice of you to stop in, Chief.
        Ironside: How you feeling?
        Mark: I've been hurt worse than this in some of the fights I won.
        Ironside: Well, rest up.
        Mark: I intend to. By the way, when's your big game?
        Ironside: Tomorrow morning.
        Mark: Do me a favor.
        Ironside: Sure.
        Mark: Don't give Dr. Stern too much help. Just let him run the operation his own way.
        Ironside: Okay.

      • Ironside: What about the dead guinea pig?
        Eve: Well, I talked to that Miss Perfogle. She said that it just died. One of those things. These are student nurses and maybe they weren't as careful.
        Ironside: They do an autopsy?
        Eve: No, there didn't seem to be any reason to.
        Ironside: Well, there's a reason now.
        Eve: We can't now. The corpus delicti went out with the morning trash. Why are you so interested in a dead guinea pig?
        Ironside: Because it's dead.

      • Ironside: Where's Ed?
        Eve: Running down sightings. Couldn't you have spotted a more distinctive looking murderer?
        Ironside: I did my best.
        Eve: You always do. They should put that on your epitaph.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Big Len and the boys in C Block, Folsom, California
        Refers to Folsom State Prison, which is the state's second oldest prison dating back to 1880. As of 2008, it is run by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations. The prison houses primarily medium security inmates and includes one of the state's best-known prison industries, the license plate factory.

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