The Rockford Files

Season 2 Episode 10

2 Into 5.56 Won't Go

Aired Unknown Nov 21, 1975 on NBC

Episode Recap

When Colonel Daniel Hart-Bowie, an old army commander leaves a message on Jim's answer machine, the Army inquires about the conversation, and do not believe Jim when he says he did not speak to the Colonel. After learning the Colonel is dead, Jim is released, but the Colonel's daughter Shana visits Jim, taking him at gunpoint demanding to know what is going on, so Jim agrees to help her. They look around the Colonel's quarters at the Army base to discover it has been gently ransacked, as items have been placed incorrectly. They meet Sergeant Harvey Slate, and Jim poses as Professor Jim "Rock" Sanderson, in order to continue investigating covertly. That night at his hotel Jim is taken at gunpoint by a Police Deputy Billy Webster, and driven out into the fields and questioned by a mysterious man by radio. They have believed Jim's cover story so Billy attempts to beat Jim up, but Jim beats him and escapes, and spots the car has an Army Base sticker on the bumper. Jim investigates a person named "Terry", a name mentioned by Shana and finds the car with the bumper sticker. Having found that Shana has been kidnapped, Jim goes to Colonel Hopkins, and learns that illegal gun smuggling of the 5.56 rifle is taking place using made-up names soldiers, empty coffins and fake funerals…

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