Spenser: For Hire – The Killer Within

by Alan Rapp on July 19, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Spenser: For Hire – Discord in a Minor
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Spenser: For Hire - The Killer Within television review

For Throwback Thursday we turn we turn our attention back to the mean streets of Boston. “The Killer Within” goes a little over-the-top with a story about spies and multiple personalities (a well-mined plot from 80s television). Hired by a client to protect the woman’s sister from a disgruntled ex, Spenser‘s (Robert Urich) job is complicated by the fact that both sisters are two personalities of the same woman (Nancy Paul). Witnessing an attempt on the more robust personality by a high-class assassin (Jon DeVries) leads the Boston P.I. down a path uncovering the woman’s past as an agent for the CIA and motives for her wanting to revenge on those who betrayed her and others wanting her silenced before she can bring troubling secrets to light.

The episode shows off the jealous side of our hero, who isn’t too keen on Susan (Barbara Stock) heading out of town with a handsome colleague but is willing to take advantage of both doctors’ expertise with his unusual client. “The Killer Within” also features both Spenser and Hawk separately being beaten in hand-to-hand combat by the assassin, although he isn’t quick enough to outrace Hawk’s bullet.

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