The Rockford Files

Season 5 Episode 9

Black Mirror (1)

Aired Unknown Nov 24, 1978 on NBC

Episode Recap

Jim meets Doctor Megan Dougherty at the beach, but she dismisses his advances. Later she hires Jim, because she believes she is being terrorised by a psychotic who she does not seem to know. Jim then discovers that Megan is blind, but still quite independent. Megan cannot reveal private patient information so Jim is unable to help her and says he does not feel guilty, but goes to Dennis Becker stating he feels very guilty at being unable to help her. Without her knowledge Jim follows Megan's routine for a day, but nothing untoward happens until she gets home and finds her apartment rearranged. While helping her put everything back as it was Jim finds a matchbox with Megan's address written on it – it is a clue. Jim looks into the writing on the box, by asking his friend Myron Katzin, a handwriting expert at National Detective Services, to analyse it. At the same time Charlie Martell guards Megan, but at her office Charlie is confronted by the psychotic and almost killed…