Diminished Capacity
Episode 16
Aired November 10, 1987
Guest Stars:
Barbara Horan
Marilyn Jones
Royce D. Applegate
Harvey Jason
Christopher Pennock
Nancy Everhard as Sgt. Carol O'Brien
Special Guest Star:
Cyril O'Reilly
Madlyn Rhue as Sgt. Annie Hartung
Supervising Producer Gregory S. Dinallo
Producers Herman Miller and Jon Andersen
Co-Producers Jeffrey Morton and William Cairncross
Written by Phil Combest
Dirrected by D. Alexander Singer
Summary by Arrow
So. Calif.  /  USA
         The Knights are assinged to protect a man who is being released from prison.  Dan Jessup killed a well loved Houston businessman and received a reduced sentence due to a diminished capacity defense.  The public, in general, and Levon, in particular, is not happy with the situation but Joe and Levon are responsible for him until he goes to Oklahoma where it will be safer for him.
          Jessup explains that he went crazy when he was falsely accused of embezzlement and he was not aware that he had killed the man.  While at the police station, he calls the people who set him up to arrange a meeting.
          Joe and Levon take Jessup to see his sister before he leaves Texas.  While they wait outside, they have to disperse an angry mob and Jessup takes the opportunity to get away from them.
          Jessup meets with his former co-workers to blackmail them since he has evidence that proves they framed him for the embezzlement.  After he leaves them, however, he is killed.
          Joe and Levon are then suspended because they were responsible for him.  Even though they are on suspension, they continue their investigation because they believe that he was murdered.
          (The best part of this episode is Joe and Levon working together to elude the lieutenant who is watching them while they are on suspension.)
          They learn about an envelope he mailed to his sister but they are only a step behind Jessup's co-workers who are looking for the evidence against them.
          Jessup's co-workers send a man to wait at Jessup's sister's apartment for the envelope to be delivered.  When Joe and Levon arrive at the apartment, they realize something in wrong. Levon poses as the postman and they are able to protect Jessup's sister as well as retrieve the incriminating evidence.
          Unfortunatly, since they violated their suspension while they were on suspension, they're still on suspension.
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