“But in the face of all the evidence, don’t you find yourself in the minority?“
~ Harlan Standish,
“That’s my favorite place to be…”~ Quincy, in response to Harlan Standish, Gone But Not Forgotte
|Original Broadcasting Network:
||National Broadcasting Company|
|Original Episode Airdate:||Friday, Febuary 17, 1978|
|Airtime:||60 minutes (actually 51 min.)|
Jack Klugman as Quincy, M.E., Lynette Mettey as Lee (as Lee Potter), Garry Walberg as Lt. Frank Monahan, Val Bisoglio as Danny Tovo, John S. Ragin as Dr. Robert Astin, Robert Ito as Sam Fujiyama, Joseph Roman as Sgt. Brill, rest of cast listed alphabetically:
PRELIMINARY FINDINGS: LACC CASE #: 78.??? – NOTES
Stanley Appleton Troy –
SUPPLEMENTAL L.A.C.C. CASE NOTES – SUBSEQUENT VICTIMS
Nothing new to report at this time
Standish and Elderton
In the intriguing episode titled “Gone But Not Forgotten” from Quincy M.E.’s second season, a sense of mystery and suspense envelops the storyline. The scene opens with the arrival of a secretive plane under the cloak of darkness. Two enigmatic figures disembark from the aircraft and stealthily make their way to an undisclosed laboratory. This clandestine arrival sets the tone for an episode filled with secrets and hidden motives.
As the narrative progresses, the intrigue escalates when a man, carrying a sleek briefcase, and a mysterious, cloaked figure enter a private residence through a discrete service entrance. This calculated maneuver hints at a level of intrigue beyond the ordinary. Suspicion immediately points toward the notorious Stanley Appleton Troy, a figure shrouded in mystique and whispers of his involvement in enigmatic affairs.
In Act 3, a limousine serves as the backdrop for a conversation that sheds light on the reasons compelling individuals to join an undisclosed reassembly. These cryptic discussions evoke curiosity and intrigue, leaving the audience with more questions than answers. Following this enigmatic conversation, we are taken to various undisclosed locations, where the protagonists’ visits are shrouded in secrecy, lasting for only brief yet significant periods.
The narrative progresses to Act 5, where our focus shifts to a security entrance. Here, Ben Millar, with a briefcase in hand, encounters a car sporting California license plates. Harlah, the driver, guides him away from what appears to be a criminal facility, adding another layer of suspense. Ben’s journey continues as he arrives at Regency Plaza Apartments, expecting to meet Troy. However, fate leads him to the wrong room, where he stumbles upon Troy’s lifeless body, accompanied by a sandwich and a drink. This macabre discovery triggers a cascade of events as Ben, left alone in the room, reaches out to security, suspecting foul play and the possibility of murder.
The investigation that follows reveals deeper layers of complexity. It is disclosed that Troy’s right-hand man was implicated in a tragic car accident years ago. This revelation adds a layer of tragedy and guilt to the unfolding story. Meanwhile, a camera crew delves into Troy’s ambitions and drive to create a business from scratch. This glimpse into Troy’s character paints a more comprehensive picture of the man behind the enigmatic reputation.
As the investigation unfolds, Quincy’s expertise comes into play during the autopsy. The presence of drugs in Troy’s system and the lack of rigor mortis confound the standard expectations of a murder investigation. Fingerprint evidence further blurs the lines of suspicion, linking Millar not only to the murder weapon but also to Troy’s lifeless body. Quincy’s meticulous analysis of the victim’s diet and the estimated time of death begins to narrow the time window, intensifying the suspense.
A peculiar discovery of a head injury suggests that the body may have been moved, prompting Quincy to exercise caution in certifying the cause of death. This reluctance to hastily conclude leads to further speculation and adds a layer of uncertainty to the investigation. Quincy’s dedication to unraveling the truth takes center stage as he confronts Millar with new evidence, unveiling a shocking twist. It is revealed that Troy had been responsible for the hit-and-run death of Ortega’s son years ago, framing Millar for the crime.
This revelation opens up a new chapter in the investigation, leading Quincy to confront the true perpetrators. As the narrative hurtles toward its conclusion, Quincy and his team race against time to prevent Troy’s body from being cremated prematurely. The tension reaches its peak as Standish and Alderman, the key players in this intricate web of mystery, are taken into custody.
The episode concludes with Quincy seeking solace and clarity in the company of Burt Phillips, symbolizing a sense of closure and reflection. The intricate web of deception, murder, and hidden motives slowly unravels, leaving the audience both satisfied and enthralled by the journey of uncovering the truth. “Gone But Not Forgotten” stands as a testament to the allure of mystery and the unyielding pursuit of justice in the face of secrecy.
FILMING LOCATIONS AND EXTERIOR FOOTAGE
Local filming locations in and around Los Angeles included the City Court House, LA Police Department, and LA Coroner’s Office established for this television series…
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