Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Alfred Hitchcock's long-running suspense anthology wraps up its ten seasons on the air with its 361st episode, directed by a pre-French Connection, pre-Exorcist William Friedkin. John Gavin heads the cast as Johnny Kendall, a trigger-happy cop who is suspended from the force after killing a derelict during a liquor-store holdup. With no other source of income, Johnny heads to a small vacation town to take a job as a watchman. His efforts to keep his temper in check seem to be working until Johnny begins to suspect that his girlfriend, Sandy (Indus Arthur) is fooling around with the local sheriff's ex-deputy (Richard Jaeckel). "Off Season" was written by Robert Bloch, whose most famous collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock is the 1960 chiller Psycho.