Hart To Hart - The Complete Second Season
Season Two of the lighthearted adventure-mystery series Hart to Hart opens with Jennifer Hart (Stefanie Powers, the glamorous journalist wife of millionaire industrialist Jonathan Hart (Robert Wagner), once more mired in peril when she comes to the rescue of a bride whose new husband has vanished and left both ladies at the mercy of mobsters. Then it is Jonathan's turn to look death in the face when he witnesses a murder, only to promptly develop amnesia--forcing the killer to cook up an appropriate demise for Jonathan lest his memory come back. Later, the Harts' gravel-voiced chauffeur Max (Lionel Stander), forever unlucky in matters of the heart, gets bollixed up in a sinister scheme involving a stolen necklace when his supposedly dead wife shows up hale and hearty after 10 years. And the Harts' pet dog Freeway is the unwitting catalyst of a plot revolving around a secret formula and a mad doctor. Other episode highlights this season include "This Lady is Murder," in which Jennifer is mistaken for her lookalike Dominique (also Stefanie Powers) by a gang of cutthroats; and "Murder in Paradise, wherein series star Powers is reunited with her former Girl From UNCLE vis-à-vis Noel Harrison. Robert Wagner gets to show off his versatility when he impersonates a cold-blooded hit man in "Murder is a Drag"; and both stars adopt disguises in another episode to trap a band of counterfeiters. The season ends when, while cleaning up after a robbery in their absence, Mr. and Mrs. Hart discover a hidden vault in the recesses of their home--only to be promptly sealed up inside. Just another average day in the lives of Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.