Tonight's Special Guest Star is William Conrad. As the opening credits roll, Conrad meets a fate similar to special guest star Lorne Greene's in the first episode of the series: he is thrown from a moving car with knife protruding from his chest. Conrad, grasping the bloodied knife handle, then dies in the street.
A struggling comedian owes money to the owner of a nightclub. When his body is discovered at the bottom of a cliff in a car crash, all the clues point to suicide. It is later discovered that the comedian was also a police informant on a drug ring he infiltrated at his nightclub. Frank steps in and takes the place of the deceased at the nightclub in order to gather more clues.