2x21 The Town
First Aired: Feb. 18, 1968 on CBS
Summary: Jim is driving to meet Rollin for a vacation when he pulls over in a small town and stumbles across an assssination plan against a defector. Unwilling to risk Jim's death and a subsequent investigation, they paralyze him and when Rollin comes to check things out, claim Jim had a stroke. Jim…
Main Characters in this Episode
- Goof (continuity error): When Rollin makes a cast of the doctor's face, he is clearly seen putting plaster of paris over the man's mustache, but when he removes the final mask from the mold, it is clean shaven.
- Goof (factual errors): When Rollin and Cinnamon have to make a mask of the doctor (played by Will Geer) "on the fly," Cinnamon takes a fairly stiff piece of clear plastic and melts it in the doctor's sterilizing oven to create the mask. Such plastic, if melted and reconstituted, would have hardened into a rigid, mostly clear constituent; it never would have provided the flexible, flesh-like material of the mask depicted, which would have required some kind of latex.
- Goof (revealing mistake): The mask Rollin makes of the doctor's face has a smooth upper lip even though the original mold was made with the doctor's mustache intact.
- In a rare instance, the episode does not start with Phelps receiving an assignment via a recording. Instead, he stumbles into an assignment while on vacation.