Saturday, April 08, 2017

Stingray #04/S01E04: "Sometimes You Gotta Sing the Blues" (April 8, 1986)

Posted this episode to mirror the airdate from 31 years ago on this date of April 8, 1986 ... the fourth episode of the new TV series, Stingray, aired.

Series Background

"Ray" is a shadowy character with a mysterious 'secret agent' past. People in trouble often come to him for help, since he has a lot of important and powerful contacts. He refuses to be paid for his services; however, those seeking his assistance must promise him a favor. Some time in the future, Ray will come to them and ask to collect on that favor, giving them some task that is often arduous and/or dangerous. The title of the show comes from the vintage Corvette Stingray that Ray drives.

"Stingray" attracted his clients by advertising a black 1965 Chevrolet Corvette "for barter only".

"Stingray's" real name and actual occupation are never revealed in any of the installments; throughout the series, any attempt any other character makes, in any installment, to track down his identity inevitably and invariably leads in the wrong direction and/or to a dead end.


Episode Synopsis

Ray is picked up by the police and brought to the Chief who tells him he knows about him and what he does. Instead of arresting him before, he chose to sit on it till he could use him and it appears the time is now. It seems the man's wife was killed and it appears they were not happily married so they're turning their attention towards him. He's hoping another cop who was with him when his wife was killed will back him up but the cop not only doesn't, he passes the lie detector test. So with a girl who's a friend of the Chief he tries to prove his innocence.

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