Mannix/Death Is the Fifth Gear

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Death Is the Fifth Gear
Season 5, Episode 24
Airdate March 8, 1972
Written by Chester Krumholz
Directed by Paul Krasny
Produced by Ivan Goff and
Ben Roberts
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Death Is the Fifth Gear is the twenty-fourth episode of the fifth season of Mannix, and the one hundred twenty-second episode overall.

Starring: Mike Connors (Joe Mannix)

with Gail Fisher (Peggy)

Guest Stars: Mariette Hartley (Tara Gill), Jason Evers (Josh Martin)

Special Guest Star: Elsa Lanchester (Edna Barrington)

Co-Starring: Charles Bateman (Dr. Mel Kenbrook), Eddie Ryder (Mike Fisher)

Additional Cast: Ward Wood (Lt. Malcolm), Leon Lontoc (Houseboy), Sandy Balson (Laura), Ron Nyman (Police Officer)


Plot Overview

Mannix suffers hallucinations after a severe head injury caused by his race car smashing into the side wall of the track.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments