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The Detonator
Season 8, Episode 22
Airdate February 25, 1973
Written by Calvin Clements
Directed by Seymour Robbie
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The Detonator is the twenty-second episode of the eighth season of The F.B.I., and the two hundred thirteenth episode overall.

Starring: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (Inspector Lewis Erskine)

Also Starring: Philip Abbott (Assistant Director Arthur Ward), William Reynolds (Special Agent Tom Colby)

Guest Stars: Tim O'Connor (Albert Dirkes), Roger Perry (Will Sanders), Richard Jordan (Alex Tanner), Meredith MacRae (Ruth Benson), Frank Marth (Clavin Middleton)

Co-Starring: Anne Seymour (Mrs. Benson), J. Duke Russo (Weiler), John Considine (R.A. Bob Roberts)

with John Qualen (), Richard Hale (), Robert Cleaves (), Adrienne Marden (), Sarah Fankboner (), Grayce Spence (), Lori Busk (), Steven Benedict (), William Meigs ()


Plot Overview

Alex Wilbur Tanner--Crime on a Government Reservation, Attempted Murder

An assassin, hired to go after a District Attorney, botches the job, and the ex-con who hired him tries to get him to give up the contract. He refuses to quit, and Erskine and Colby must race to prevent an entire hospital from being blown up by a suitcase bomb.


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