Riot

Riot

Air Date: October 3, 1972

Written by: Robert Pirosh, John Hawkins

Directed by: Lewis Allen

Guest Stars: Aldo Ray (Mr. Isaac), Gregory Walcott (Will Cooper), Marco St. John (Johnny Plank), Denver Pyle (Warden)

Rioting inmates take Ben hostage at Nevada State Prison. Joe and Candy work frantically to save Ben’s life.

Trivia: This was Tim Matheson’s debut on the series by air date – the first filmed episode with Griff King was #423 – ‘Stallion’.

This was Aldo Ray’s second and last appearance on the series – he previously appeared in Season 6’s ‘The Wild One’. In preparation for his first major role in The Marrying Kind (1952), director George Cukor recommended that he go to ballet school because he walked too much like a football player.