Quincy, M.E.

Season 2 Episode 1

Snake Eyes (1)

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 04, 1977 on NBC
8.8
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Quincy, Lee and Danny are all in Lake Tahoe together. Quincy is there for a forensic Pathologist convention and the others for a weekend break. While they are there the guests and staff start coming down with some kind of strange illness. Quincy and a couple of other Forensic Pathologists are called in to help but when some of the patients start dying they still have no clue as to what is killing them. To make things worse the casino owner does not want to admit that anything is wrong, as it will affect his bookings and profits.moreless

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  • Too little for two parts (this review is for Parts 1 and 2)

    6.8
    "Snake Eyes" offers a great idea with poor execution. The quarantine of the hotel, the search for the source of the outbreak and Quincy's efforts to identify the killer before he claims more victims are ingredients for what could be a great episode. Unfortunately, "Snake Eyes" is padded out to be a two-parter, and the result is a drop-off in tension and a hurried rush to tie up all of the plot threads before the credits roll.



    What hurts things, in my opinion, is the mobster subplot. It feels tacked on - the seemingly endless shots of the portly, sweaty mob boss tossing away $5,000 a hand at blackjack keep interrupting the scenes of the outbreak and cut the tension. And ultimately, it's a giant red herring and is almost forgotten about until the end of the show.



    Maybe as a regular episode, this would be better. Klugman rocks (as usual) and his final confrontation with the killer is golden. Buddy Hackett does a good job as an obnoxious comedian (there's a stretch!) who comes down with the sickness and, again, the storyline is a good one. But there's just too much dead space throughout to keep "Snake Eyes" from being great.moreless
Frank Converse

Frank Converse

Larry Pine

Guest Star

Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett

Ronnie Fletcher

Guest Star

Jo Ann Pflug

Jo Ann Pflug

Mrs. Pine

Guest Star

Lynette Mettey

Lynette Mettey

Lee Potter

Recurring Role

Vince Howard

Vince Howard

Hardee

Recurring Role

Val Avery

Val Avery

Rawley Dinehart

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In the scenes where the band is performing in the lounge, you can hear a (rhythm) guitar playing. However, if you look closely, both "guitarists" are actually playing bass guitars.

    • In watching this episode I figured out that it was most likely filmed in 2 separate hotels. One of those hotels is definately what is now the Hyatt Lake Tahoe Resort in Incline Village, NV. I could tell since I worked there back in 1988 and there were many scenes which kept me thinking this was filmed at the hotel prior to it becoming a Hyatt property. Prior to it being Hyatt it was the King's Inn. I also feel this was filmed at a Sheraton as well since there is one brief scene where paramedics are wheeling patients out of a guest room floor and into another room and you can see the Sheraton logo in reverse on one of the glass doors. Also, the Hyatt/King's Inn did not have a cabaret theater or a lower portion to the hotel. Since there are some scenes in a cabaret as well as people walking up from a downstairs scene I would assume that those were filmed at the Sheraton.

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  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode was inspired by the Legionaire's scare that happened the previous year when several people attending an American Legion convention in January 1977 became sick due to a mysterious form of pneumonia.

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