Season 3 Episode 18

Dead Men Don't Floss

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 04, 1986 on NBC

Episode Recap

After a female reporter with the hots for Nick writes an article naming him as the primary force behind the Riptide Detective Agency, an argument ensues between himself, Cody, and Murray. Lt. Parisi tries to put a stop to the squabble by taking three help wanted ads from the newspaper and giving one to each of them, with the first to complete their individual task to be declared the best detective of the trio.

Murray's case is to find a biker's estranged girlfriend; while Nick must find a short-tempered battleaxe's missing man; and a gifted young boy, unhappy at home, wants Cody to prove that he's adopted.

Meanwhile, the boyfriend of the woman who penned the article behind all the trouble sees Nick as a threat – and sets out to kill him...