Stoney Burke/The Weapons Man
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The Weapons Man is the twenty-sixth episode of the first season of Stoney Burke, and the twenty-sixth episode overall.
'Rodeo expert' Stoney, along with 'weapons expert' Inspector Mark Vickers, are brought in by a homicide detective to investigate a suspicious accidental death at a rodeo. Matt Elder, while participating in a bow-and-arrow exhibition, winds up firing an arrow into the stands, which hits a prominent visitor in the neck and kills him. Stoney knows Mr. Tecas, who runs the archery act and is ready to believe Matt's story that the bow slipped from his unpowdered hands, affecting his aim, but Vickers doesn't buy it, even claiming the bow that Tecas's daughter shows him is not the same bow in the video of the incident. Eventually, Stoney has to agree with Vickers that it was murder and not an accident.
Outer Limits connections: Guest Stars Henry Silva, William O. Douglas, Jr., and James McCallion all appeared on OL. Silva is in the episodes "Tourist Attraction" and "The Mice", Douglas (son of noted Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas) is in "The Galaxy Being", and McCallion is in "The Man With the Power".
This episode was the pilot for a possible spin-off series starring J.D. Cannon.