Original Air Date:
    January 7, 1975

    Synopsis. Another con artist acquaintance plays Rockford for a chump. Jim is told that Eddie Marks could die of a kidney disorder unless he’s treated with a $50,000 dialysis machine. But Eddie has only $10,000, and he doesn’t qualify for welfare because of his prison record. Eddie’s daughter Christina begs Rockford to raise the money by playing in a high-stakes poker game, using her father’s money as a stake. Rockford gets into a game run by racketeer Blast Gillette. When three gunmen interrupt the game (and steal the $200,000 kitty), Blast suspects Rockford of orchestrating the robbery and threatens to kill him. When Jim realizes that Eddie and Christina set up the heist, he counters with an elaborate scheme designed to recover the money—and sting Eddie.  

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