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Title:
Murder by Proxy
Plot:
Finally released from prison, Tim Cohain is out for revenge against the jury foreman that put him there in the first place- Ed Hunter.
Episode:
0335
Air Dates:
First Run - August 29, 1975
Repeat - January 25, 1976
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9 Responses to Episode 0335


Alex Hunter of Illinois is having trouble with his beautiful young wife. He's 55, she's 33. He fears her unfaithful and starts to feel that things might be better if she were dead. As it happens, some number of years ago Mr. Hunter served as the foreman of a jury that sent a man to prison. Now that man is out and feels that he has scores to settle. He approaches Mr. Hunter and tells him that he is going to kill him. All of this happens in the first few minutes of the program. There's a lot more action to come.

Ed Hunter served as jury foreman on the jury that put Tim Cohain in prison for murder. No Cohain is freee and looking for revenge. Hunter has a different idea.

An older man, frustrated by his much younger wife’s infidelity has cooled to their relationship. At the same time, he is approached by an ex-con recently released on parole seeking revenge. In the past, the man served as foreman of they jury that sent this criminal to prison. Since his life is not progressing as he desires, his resistance to the criminal’s threats are baffling and the criminals plans to make him wait out his impending death are not having the desired effect.

This may have one of the coldest endings of the series. Diabolically evil stuff here.

I thought it was too difficult to suspend disbelief at the end when his friend guessed exactly how the private husband/wife conversation went down. It'd be more realistic to just be struck by the tragedy of it all, speechless, knowing that the guy was going to be murdered but some twist happened at the end. Still, enjoyable.

This one was a stretch of my suspension of disbelief that someone who committed a crime, but allegedly not murder, goes after the jury that sent him away rather than his partner in crime (who allegedly did commit the murder). Didn't one theme song say "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time"? Also, at the end I agree with Mike about the friend figuring out how a conversation went. It was an okay story for me, but not the best.

Okay. Why marry someone decades younger than yourself and not only be shocked, but stoop to murder when they resort to finding you too old for you someday? Did you not see this coming? It's almost kismet! It happens in marriages when people are the same ages no less. I understand the disappointment, disillusionment, and pain. But, do you deserve to go to prison over either of these two lowlifes??? There's a Higher Power and They will get EXACTLY WHAT THEY DESERVE.

Wow. Spoke too soon. Might I add, if you can't handle being the cons that are tied to being with an older/younger spouse: Don't DO IT.

I think Alex will have no trouble sleeping at night, unfortunately. He was a cold, calculating, hard-bitten, bottom line kind of guy. I find it hard to believe that his friend guessed so accurately how a conversation went. It's not a bad episode, but very dark.

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