11 February 2013 | stones78
Bay City Rollers
As I've said in several other reviews of this great show, I'm not a huge fan of the early seasons, mainly because Rockford isn't really Rockford quite yet. This episode is very solid and well written, although I wasn't overly impressed with Corrine Michales(Janet Carr), as I didn't think she and James Garner had much chemistry. Regarding the plot, she hires Rockford to search for her husband, who's oddly named Prentiss(Prentiss???), and as Jim finds the man dead, the police rule it a suicide. It turns out the Bay City police aren't fond of Jim, and always try to run him out of town; one of the cops is a familiar face in Mills Watson(Sgt. Larsen), who starred in other episodes as well. It ends up that Prentiss was involved in an insurance scam, and was in fact, murdered, although I can't recall if the old geezer who ran the insurance company was the killer, but I know he was definitely behind it. There's nothing too memorable going on in this episode, but the writing was getting good and Garner's talents helped make this great show a winner, especially in the coming seasons.