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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Bullets and Ballet
      Bullets and Ballet
      Episode 37
      5/31/60
      8.7
      Curiosity almost kills Nick as he tries to learn why gangster Danny Savoy is in town.
    • A Matter of Money
      A Matter of Money
      Episode 36
      5/24/60
      8.5
      Nick is assigned to break up a gang headed by Steve Taylor which use threats and violence to force small shopkeepers to pay for protection.
    • Borderline
      Borderline
      Episode 35
      5/17/60
      8.0
      An aging society beauty is being used as the cover for a dope ring operating across the Mexican border.
    • The Hired Guns
      The Hired Guns
      Episode 34
      5/10/60
      8.9
      Nick poses as a gunman to nab killers disguised as policemen.
    • The Horse Runs High
      5/3/60
      8.8
      The undercover agent is assigned to break up a gambling ring that bets heavily on certain horses and then makes sure they win by doping them.
    • The Shark
      The Shark
      Episode 32
      4/26/60
      8.8
      Pete Granger's loan sharks collect an unusual interest: they maim clients who can't repay their debts.
    • The Penthouse Story
      4/19/60
      9.2
      A man and his wife are in jeopardy after they witness the murder of a notorious underworld figure.
    • The Gangster's Daughter
      4/12/60
      8.8
      A gangster's daughter becomes a pawn in Nick's plan to nab her father.
    • Achilles and His Heels
      4/5/60
      8.1
      Jimmy Barnes is determined to kill his father's murderer gang leader Joe Achilles.
    • The Chinese Pendant
      3/29/60
      8.4
      In order to get access to Ben Verlaine's mob, Stone must crack into the jewellry robbing business first.
    • Big Business
      Big Business
      Episode 27
      3/15/60
      8.9
      To break up a blackmailing ring, Stone pits two gangsters against each other.
    • Park Avenue Story
      Park Avenue Story
      Episode 26
      3/8/60
      8.2
      Gambler Caesar Augustine cheats wealthy debutantes out of their inheritances.
    • First Time Out
      First Time Out
      Episode 25
      3/1/60
      8.6

      Nick goes to work for criminal mastermind Pierre Renay, a man whose robberies are so well planned that he's never been charged with a crime.

    • The Brave Pigeon
      The Brave Pigeon
      Episode 24
      2/23/60
      9.0
      Underworld leader Max Rommey wants Paul Anderson dead. To protect Anderson, Stone becomes part of Rommey's gang.
    • The Long Odds
      The Long Odds
      Episode 23
      2/16/60
      8.9
      A detective assigned to investigate a phoney health club is killed by one of the club owners. Stone follows up, convincing the gangsters that he's a gambler on the run.
    • The Model and the Mobster
      2/9/60
      8.5
      A model helps Nick trap mobster Sid Zero.
    • Three to Make Ready
      2/2/60
      8.3
      Sent on a spy mission to infiltrate an organization of swindlers, Stone takes on a new persona.
    • Appointment in Jericho
      1/26/60
      8.8

      Gangster Eddie O'Shea is released from jail and he's after the man whose testimony put him there.

    • Cold Ice
      Cold Ice
      Episode 19
      1/19/60
      8.9
      A valuable diamond is stolen and its owner seems reluctant to help the police recover it.
    • Broken Rope
      Broken Rope
      Episode 18
      1/12/60
      9.0
      A gang planning a payroll robbery is infiltrated by Stone.
    • Night Of The Gun
      Night Of The Gun
      Episode 17
      1/5/60
      9.1
      Two men witness a murder by gangster Jimmy Farrow. But before they get to trial, one of the men is killed and the other goes hiding. Nick is put on the case to protect the hiding man's family and find the killer.
    • Two Private Eyes
      Two Private Eyes
      Episode 16
      12/29/59
      8.7
      Keely and Stewart are a couple of private investigators who work on the dirty side of honor. The only way to prove that, is for Stone to take on the role as a competing detective trying to horn in on their business.
    • The Neon Wheel
      The Neon Wheel
      Episode 15
      12/22/59
      8.2
      Undercover agent Nick Stone has infiltrated a plot by a crooked politician to plant evidence in a scheme to frame the current mayor of a town.
    • Cold Kill
      Cold Kill
      Episode 14
      12/15/59
      9.1
      A witness to murder has been targeted to be killed before he can testify. Stone discovers the plot and stops it, only to assume the killer's identity to locate the witness, who has now fled and gone to ground.
    • The Lady
      The Lady
      Episode 13
      12/8/59
      8.3
      Undercover Agent Nick Stone is assigned to investigate a case of suicide that now looks like a movie star murdering her husband. But soon a blackmailer is exposed in the scheme.
    • The Perfect Circle
      The Perfect Circle
      Episode 12
      12/1/59
      9.0
      The plan to rob a train involves kidnapping a detective, substituting your partners as that cop with a prisoner. Only it goes wrong and two men die, leaving the real detective as a suspect.
    • Black Tie Kill
      Black Tie Kill
      Episode 11
      11/24/59
      9.1
      Jim Collins is in a lot of trouble. He owes a ton of money in gambling debts that he will never be able to pay off. But he's been given a way to clear the debt he owes. All he has to do is murder the leader of a rival syndicate. Stone takes Collins' place to catch those who ordered the hit.moreless
    • The Money Fight
      The Money Fight
      Episode 10
      11/17/59
      8.5
      A boxer has died and Stone must go undercover as a fight manager to discover the real reason why.
    • The Patsy
      The Patsy
      Episode 9
      11/10/59
      8.7
      Undercover agent Nick Stone must resort to kidnapping a member of a gambling syndicate in order to learn it's leader's identity.
    • Man In The Middle
      11/3/59
      8.7
      After mob leader Frankie Farrell is released from prison, a war between factions is about to break out after Farrell discovers his organization has been taken over by former protégé Mike Conover. Nick goes undercover to try to prevent an all out blood bath.
    • Music And Mink
      Music And Mink
      Episode 7
      10/20/59
      8.3
      Nick Stone is undercover and winning well in a private card game, until a bartender slips a mickey in his drink and almost takes his life.
    • Thousand Dollar Bill
      10/13/59
      8.7
      An agent working undercover is accused of theft, after the two criminals he was traveling with are apprehended, only without the loot they were traveling with.
    • The Cracking Point
      10/6/59
      9.1
      Bill Mitchell, is the leader of a gang planning a big bank robbery and Stone joins them.
    • Stand On Velvet
      Stand On Velvet
      Episode 4
      9/29/59
      9.0
      Nick goes undercover as a member of a gang who's plan is to push the head of a numbers organization out of their area.
    • The Frame
      The Frame
      Episode 3
      9/22/59
      8.6
      Nick is called in to investigate a robbery in which an ex-con is the main suspect, even though he didn't do the caper.
    • The Casino
      The Casino
      Episode 2
      9/15/59
      8.1
      Nick working undercover joins a gambling ring as a gunman.
    • Getaway Day
      Getaway Day
      Episode 1
      9/8/59
      8.8
      A dying officer tells them to expect trouble at the race track.
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