The Rockford Files (season 2)

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The Rockford Files (season 2)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original channel NBC
Original run September 12, 1975 (1975-09-12) – March 19, 1976 (1976-03-19)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 June 13, 2006 (2006-06-13)
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List of The Rockford Files episodes

The second season of The Rockford Files originally aired Fridays at 9:00-10:00 pm (EST) on NBC from September 12, 1975 to March 19, 1976.


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No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
24 1 "The Aaron Ironwood School of Success" Lou Antonio Stephen J. Cannell September 12, 1975 (1975-09-12)
A childhood friend of Rockford's asks for protection from the mob.
25 2 "The Farnsworth Stratagem" Lawrence Doheny Juanita Bartlett September 19, 1975 (1975-09-19)
Becker becomes a victim of con artists.
26 3 "Gearjammers: Part 1" William Wiard Teleplay: Don Carlos Dunaway
Story: Stephen J. Cannell
September 26, 1975 (1975-09-26)
Rockford can't understand why thugs are after his father. To be continued...
27 4 "Gearjammers: Part 2" William Wiard Teleplay: Don Carlos Dunaway
Story: Stephen J. Cannell
October 3, 1975 (1975-10-03)
Rockford discovers that the threats against his father have to do with hijackers.
28 5 "The Deep Blue Sleep" William Wiard Teleplay: Juanita Bartlett
Story: Chas. Floyd Johnson
October 10, 1975 (1975-10-10)
A model is found dead after making a phone call to Beth.
29 6 "The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company" Lawrence Doheny Juanita Bartlett October 17, 1975 (1975-10-17)
Rockford gets stranded in a desert town where he loses $10,000 in bail money meant for a client.
30 7 "The Real Easy Red Dog" Ivan Dixon Stephen J. Cannell October 31, 1975 (1975-10-31)
A woman hires Rockford to look into her sister's supposed suicide.
31 8 "Resurrection in Black and White" Russ Mayberry Juanita Bartlett and Stephen J. Cannell November 7, 1975 (1975-11-07)
A journalist hires Rockford to clear a convicted man of murder.
32 9 "Chicken Little Is a Little Chicken" Lawrence Doheny Stephen J. Cannell November 14, 1975 (1975-11-14)
Angel persuades Rockford to con a con artist.
33 10 "2 Into 5.56 Won't Go" Jeannot Szwarc Stephen J. Cannell November 21, 1975 (1975-11-21)
Rockford investigates his former commander's death.
34 11 "Pastoria Prime Pick" Lawrence Doheny Gordon Dawson November 28, 1975 (1975-11-28)
Rockford gets stranded in a small town where he's charged with a series of crimes.
35 12 "The Reincarnation of Angie" Jerry London Stephen J. Cannell December 5, 1975 (1975-12-05)
Rockford looks for a stockbroker who's also the target of Federal agents.
36 13 "The Girl in the Bay City Boys Club" James Garner Juanita Bartlett December 19, 1975 (1975-12-19)
Rockford goes undercover to a regular thursday night poker game that may be rigged. His client called himself Mr. Phelps, but Jim finds out that the real Phelps has been dead for two months. Jim goes to the DA's office and recognizes Mr. Phelps, who is really Deputy DA Burton Kimball. He also sees a young woman in the hallway he knows as Kate Flanders wearing a name tag that identifies her as Deputy DA Kate Doyle (Blair Brown), and she is investigating Kimball for allegedly throwing cases. She and Rockford team up and solve the case. She is shocked by some of his methods, and what's more, she's his accomplice!
37 14 "The Hammer of C Block" Jerry London Gordon Dawson January 9, 1976 (1976-01-09)
Rockford helps fellow excon Gandolph Fitch (Isaac Hayes) prove he didn't murder his wife.
38 15 "The No-Cut Contract" Lou Antonio Stephen J. Cannell January 16, 1976 (1976-01-16)
A second-string quarterback frames Rockford for blackmail.
39 16 "A Portrait of Elizabeth" Meta Rosenberg Stephen J. Cannell January 23, 1976 (1976-01-23)
A friend of Beth's hires Rockford to investigate suspicious financial dealings.
40 17 "Joey Blue Eyes" Lawrence Doheny Walter Dallenbach January 30, 1976 (1976-01-30)
Corporate executives plan to take over an ex-con's business.
41 18 "In Hazard" Jackie Cooper Juanita Bartlett February 6, 1976 (1976-02-06)
Beth's clients have connections to the mob.
42 19 "The Italian Bird Fiasco" Jackie Cooper Edward J. Lakso February 13, 1976 (1976-02-13)
Rockford is hired by an art collector, Thomas Caine (William Daniels) to bid at an auction on a cormorant that might be one of the three original Lambrini cormorants. "Fiasco" is the right word for this highly entertaining episode, which really puts poor Rockford through his paces.
43 20 "Where's Houston?" Lawrence Doheny Don Carlos Dunaway February 20, 1976 (1976-02-20)
A friend of Rocky's hires Rockford to find his granddaughter.
44 21 "Foul on the First Play" Lou Antonio Teleplay: Stephen J. Cannell
Story: Chas. Floyd Johnson and Dorothy J. Bailey
March 12, 1976 (1976-03-12)
This is the first of two episodes with the slick P.I. Marcus Hayes (Louis Gossett Jr.). He used to be Jim's parole officer and hires Jim without telling him he was fired. They work together on a case involving a would be basketball franchise owner who plays foul.
45 22 "A Bad Deal in the Valley" Jerry London Donald L. Gold & Lester Wm. Berke March 19, 1976 (1976-03-19)
Rockford is seduced by an old flame, Karen Stiles (Susan Strasberg), into delivering a package which turns out to be one hundred thousand dollars in counterfeit money. (The recipient does a routine check on the bills and calls the cops.) After being released on his own recognizance Jim starts investigating. We learn that Karen's father served time with Rockford for counterfeiting. It's easy to see Karen's appeal. She's easy on the eyes, but she's also the sweetest double-crossing felon you'll ever run across.