Posted this episode to mirror the airdate from 31 years ago on this date of April 15, 1986 ... the fifth episode of the new TV series, Stingray, aired.
"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.
When a young woman tries to kill Ray, and then steps in front of a bus, his investigation leads him back to a University research program where several students have committed suicide. It turns out the program is being run by a man related to Ray's mysterious past.
Other episodes of Stingray posted:
- Stingray #00/S01E00: "Pilot" (July 14, 1985)
- Stingray #01/S01E01: "Ancient Eyes" (March 11, 1986)
- Stingray #02/S01E02: "Ether" (March 25, 1986)
- Stingray #03/S01E03: "Below the Line" (April 1, 1986)
- Stingray #04/S01E04: "Sometimes You Gotta Sing the Blues" (April 8, 1986)
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