Night Heat

Season 1 Episode 8

Ancient Madness

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Aired Unknown May 09, 1985 on CTV
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Ancient Madness
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When mid-South is assigned to protect an Irish Terrorist, they take him to a safe house in a residential neighborhood. He and Kevin argue over their philosophical differences. When the argument escalates, the man storms out of the living room into the kitchen and is immediately shot through a window.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Gerard Parkes

    Gerard Parkes

    Richard Brinsley

    Guest Star

    Cec Linder

    Cec Linder

    Judge Norris

    Guest Star

    Leslie Carlson

    Leslie Carlson

    Jack C. Harder

    Guest Star

    Louise Vallance

    Louise Vallance

    Det. Stephanie (Stevie) Brody

    Recurring Role

    Sean McCann

    Sean McCann

    Lt. Jim Hogan

    Recurring Role

    Eugene Clark

    Eugene Clark

    Det. Colby Burns

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • (opening commentary)
        Tom: So that's Richard Brinsley the Irish terrorist. He didn't look like a monster, no two days growth of stubble, no fanatic's gleam in the eye. Was that what makes him so frightening, that he was just like the rest of us only from a corner of the world with crueler problems than ours?

        (secondary commentary)
        Tom: When you cover a police beat and an international figure is murdered while the cops are protecting him, that's a hell of a story. But when the cops who did the protecting are friends, it's not one you're eager to write.

      • Tom: How do you figure the guy knew where Brinsley was?
        Kevin: You tell me.
        Tom: Somebody on the inside tipped him or he followed you here.
        Kevin : What, if we're not in collusion with the killer then we're incompetent? Is that what you're saying?
        Tom: I'm not saying anything. I'm just asking questions.
        Kevin : Well, so am I!
        Tom: The guy's dead, Kevin. You want me to write it your way, you better tell me what your way is.

      • (closing commentary)
        Tom: Writing a police column makes me an expert in small pieces of truth, mugging old ladies is wrong, so is spitting on the sidewalk. But the police blotter is no guide through the maze of a man's heart. There I can't even tell our most despicable acts from our noblest. Maybe that's why I write columns instead of novels. Was Jeff Merrill an avenger or a murderer? Do I make him my hero or my villain?

    • NOTES (2)

      • This episode includes several daytime scenes including court testimony, a search for the car driven by the murderer and Tom's interview with Mel Braddock.

      • Wanda Cannon is billed as Wanda Canon.
        Ken Pogue is billed as Kenneth Pogue.
        Leslie Carlson is billed as Les Carlson.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world
        Tom is quoting from William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) poem entitled The Second Coming

      • Clarence Darrow
        Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) was one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians. He is best known for defending two thrill killers who murdered a teenager in 1924 and defending John T. Scopes in the so-called "Monkey" Trial in 1925.

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