The Rockford Files

Season 2 Episode 10

2 Into 5.56 Won't Go

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Aired Unknown Nov 21, 1975 on NBC
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The army tries to learn why one of their own called Jim before he died. They release him, but the colonel's daughter comes looking for answers.

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    5.0
    CHarles Napier is famalier to 1960's Star trek fans who played a space Hippe; iroincally years later he played a general on Star trek Deep space nine
  • Great mystery, and we learn some more about Jim's background

    9.4
    Jim gets a message from his old commanding officer from Korea, only to learn that the man has died in an accident. The military wants to know what, if anything, the colonel told him, and the man's daughter hires Rockford because she doesn't believe it was an accident.



    We learn about some of Sgt./Private Rockford's actions in Korea, ranging from setting up pool halls to a poignant moment at the end of the show where we learn Col. Bowie saved Jim's life. Jim owed him one, and closing the case on his murder allows him to put the ghost away. Nice chemistry between Garner and the colonel's daughter, and Jim is in fine smart-ass form. After being dressed down by a colonel on the case, Rockford says "the nice thing about being a civilian is you outrank generals and colonels." TV and movie tough guy Charles Napier turns up as the corrup deputy who wants nothing more than to "mess" Rockford up, to which Rockford counters, "You couldn't mess up a bed."



    All in all, a solid "Rockford Files." It's nice to learn a little bit more about how Jim got to be the way he is, and it's clear that the Army was not the place for him.moreless
Jesse Welles

Jesse Welles

Shana Bowie

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Charles Napier

Charles Napier

Billy Webster

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Mitch Ryan

Mitch Ryan

Colonel Hopkins

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