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The F.B.I./The Edge of Desperation

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The Edge of Desperation
Season 8, Episode 2
Airdate September 24, 1972
Written by Mark Weingart
Directed by Arnold Laven
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The Edge of Desperation is the second episode of the eighth season of The F.B.I., and the one hundred ninety-third 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: Michael Tolan (Alex Graves), Jacqueline Scott (Joan Graves), Anthony Costello (Lee Payne), Karen Carlson (Dana Evans)

Co-Starring: Kent Smith (Elwood Hayes), John Ragin (Larry Simpson), John Considine (S.A.C. Franklin Atwood)

with Richard Devon (Holland), Mark Dana (S.A.C. Clayton McGregor), Sandy De Bruin (Receptionist), Robert Palmer (Lab Agent Davis), J.H. Lawrence ("The Figure"), Glen Wilder (Boland)


Plot Overview

Alan Graves--Extortion

In love with a young, beautiful girl, a man fakes his own kidnapping to get money from his wealthy father-in-law.


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