In the first episode of a two-part story, Kojak (Telly Savalas) is all set to spend a romantic day off with his current lady love Laura Martinson (Maud Adams). Alas, the detective is persistently interrupted by the demands of his job. For starters, a stolen Rolls Royce is recovered with a corpse in its trunk; and as if that wasn't enough, a woman (Kitty Wynn) who has deserted her child is also suspected of killing her husband. The huge supporting cast features early TV appearances by William Hurt, Ken Kercheval, Danielle Brisebois and Fyvush Finkel, the latter showing up in the uncredited role of a tailor.
by Hal Erickson synopsis