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Season 4 Episode 1

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (1)

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 10, 1990 on CBS
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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (1)
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While Frank is in Washington to talk to Paul about returning to work, Dan calls to say Vinnie missed his last check-in. Frank goes to Vinnie's house and finds evidence that he was kidnapped. Despite Paul's objections, Frank begins his own investigation, finding out from Carlotta that Vinnie was looking into the death of a priest in El Salvador. Frank follows the trail to Miami and Michael Santana, a disbarred Federal prosecutor, and the last person Vinnie contacted. Santana refuses to help Frank, saying he doesn't know anything about Vinnie's disappearance. Digging deeper, Frank stumbles upon a CIA investigation and is ordered to back off.moreless

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  • A New Lead

    8.5
    When I first saw this episode,I found it interesting.Whenever an actor is cast on an already hit Series,M*A*S*H,Married...with Children,Dallas etc,they always seek to establish the new character fast.The relationship with the already members has to be similar to the previous members.Michael Santana,and Frank McPike already knew each other as to Vinnie.This episode is first set in 1987,the year in which the Series began,when Vinnie is released after serving 18-Months in Prison to establish his cover.It is the year that Michael Santana,a Federal Prosecutor takes part in a bust to take down a known drug dealer.The arrest is made,but because of the circumstances of the arrest,the case is dismissed,and Michael Santana is disbarred.His connection to Vinnie goes back to this time.In the present time,Santana will help Frank look for Vinnie,who is missing.They would conduct their own investigation which would also lead back to the very drug dealer that Michael had tried to prosecute earlier.Interesting,and Fasinating episode.moreless
Jim Byrnes (I)

Jim Byrnes (I)

Dan Burroughs (aka Lifeguard & Uncle Mike)

Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks

Frank McPike

Cecil Hoffmann

Cecil Hoffmann

Hillary Stein (1990)

Steven Bauer

Steven Bauer

Michael Santana

Ken Wahl

Ken Wahl

Vincent Terranova

Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

Paul Beckstead

Recurring Role

Elsa Raven

Elsa Raven

Carlotta Terranova

Recurring Role

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