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Starring Robert Urich as Dan Tanna
Season 3 (ABC) (1980-81)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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##################### Vega$ ##################
############## season 3 1980-81 ##############
################ (final season) ##############
ABC Wednesdays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern

3.1 [--] Vega$: ALOHA, YOU'RE DEAD (2hr Special) (Filmed in Hawaii)
prod. nos. J-45 & J-46 / 5Nov80 ABC Wed
w. Herman Groves / Directed by Don Chaffey
Cast: GM BB PD
Lorne Greene.....................Eben Remmick
Pernell Roberts..................Mr. Logan
Manu Topu........................Luke Kichi
Branscombe Richmond..............Maker
Barbara Parkins (special)........Lani
John Saxon (special).............Michael Jennings
Dion Parkinson...................Sally
Dick Ziker.......................Chaney
Chuck Tamburro...................Hastings
Sharon McGee.....................Kate Wilson
Wayne Ward.......................Roger Mathews
Tanna is drugged, kidnapped and shipped to Hawaii in a box. He is programmed to kill Roth who is being
impersonated by Jennings. Roth is supposedly on a yacht moored in the harbor.

3.2 [--] Vega$: BLACK CAT KILLER
prod. no. J-49 / 12Nov80 ABC Wed
w. Herman Groves / Directed by Ray Austin
Cast: GM BB PD
Erin Gray........................Jennifer Stollins
Rick Lanz
Harold J. Stone..................Augie Brenner
Joe E. Tata
Victor Buono (special)...........Jim, the Gambler
Timothy Reel.....................Chuck
Connie Hill......................Donna
Mickey Enright...................petty crook
A serial killer wearing a ski mask and a black outfit shoots Bea. While Bea lies in the hospital, Dan searches for
a connection between her shooting and several others. The only thing he can find out is they all took the same
tour to Acapulco.

3.3 [--] Vega$: SUDDEN DEATH
prod. no. J-51 / 19Nov80 Wed
w. Bill Stratton / Directed by Gabrielle Beaumont.
Cast: GM BB PD
Gary Lockwood....................Dr. Edward St.John
Stepfanie Kramer.................Tanna's girlfriend
Robert Tessier
Barbara Baldwin..................Susan Kline
Vito Scotti......................Valeria Viceria
Jill St. John (special)..........Mavis Graham
Don Sawyer.......................Kline/Klein/Linke
Ian Abercrombie..................Cashmir
Asa Teeter.......................Paramedic
Frank Corsentino.................Mechanic
Dan kills a cat burgler, then feels guilty, but the burgler has been living a double life.

3.4 [--] Vega$: LOVE AFFAIR
prod. no. J-52 / 26Nov80 Wed
w. Robert Earll / Directed by Cliff Bole
Cast:
Pricilla Barnes..................Marsha White/Pam/Satin
Skip Homeier.....................Frederick Barr
Steve Sandor.....................King's assistant
Ruta Lee (special)...............Gloria Garland
Dick Sargent.....................Phillip King
Sandy Freeman....................Ruth
Walter Mathews...................Jerry Crane
Patti Davis......................Connie
Janice Heiden....................Marsha
Dan is in love with Pam, little knowing that she is a high priced call girl. Unfortunately, she is murdered
and he can't rest until he knows who and why.

3.5 [--] Vega$: A DEADLY VICTIM
prod. no. 47 / 03Dec80 Wed
w. Tim Schermerer / Directed by Ray Austin
Cast: GM BB PD
Eleanor Parker...................Laurie Bishop
Bubba Smith......................Peter Bridges (FBI)
Jason Evers......................Lloyd Kohler (FBI)
Jeri Lea Rae
Victor Buono.....................Jim, the gambler
Vincent Baggetta..................Wright, the hitman
Paul Bryan.......................Charley Wade
Pete Schrum......................Driver
Paul Larson......................Enfield
Laurie, who was the lawyer who defended a killer, sobers up and resumes her career when an old drunk is killed .

3.6 [--] Vega$: DEADLY BLESSINGS (copyright title: "Deadly blessing")
prod. no. J-50 / 10Dec80 Wed
w. Robert Earll / Directed by Michael S. McLean
Cast: GM BB PD TC
Cassie Yates.....................Sister Bridget Callahan
John Larch.......................Ben Coleman
Stephen Shortbridge..............Roth's lawyer
John Vernon......................Marvin Grant
Pat Cooper.......................Al Greeley
Lindsey Bloom....................Rocket
Pepper Davis.....................Manny
Nancy Austin.....................Gladys
Suesan Collins...................Clerk
Sister Bridget pays another visit. This time she has a deed, left to the convent by a devout parishioner,
which turns out to be the deed to the land that Roth's casino occupies.

3.7 [--] Vega$: CHRISTMAS STORY
prod. no. J-55 / 17Dec80 ABC Wed
Teleplay by Anne Collins / Story by Robert Urich and Anne Collins / Directed by Charles Picerni
Cast: GM BB PD
Jill Whelan......................? Markie Drummond
Melinda O. Fee...................Kay Drummond
Paul Picerni
Lindsay Bloom....................Rocket
Lynda Goodfriend
Dan and Rocket are vacationing at a ski resort when a little girl knocks and introduces herself as Dan's
daughter who has been sent to Dan by her mother who plans suicide.

3.8 [--] Vega$: THE ANDREAS ADDICTION (copyright title: "Andrea's addiction")
prod. no. 48 / 7Jan81 ABC Wed
w. Herman Groves / Directed by Alf Kjellin.
Cast: GM BB PD
Joe Penny........................Nicky Andreas
June Lockhart....................Dr. Michaels
Hermione Buddeley
Vito Scotti
Don Stroud.......................Mr. Vail
Nicky drugs Dan's water causing him to have hallucinations, then captures him and frames him for a drug deal.

3.9 [--] Vega$: SOURDOUGH SUITE
prod. no. 53 / 14Jan81 ABC Wed
w. Judy Burns / directed by Charles Picerni
Cast: GM BB PB
Noah Beery, Jr...................Josiah Sparks
Joe Knapp
Nick Georgiade...................? Louis
Cesare Danola....................Bradwell
Edie Adams.......................Angela
Juliet, the mule
Croften Hardester................George Willis
Sparky sees a murder in the desert. He waits for the men to leave and then examines the scene finding
a case full of money and papers.

3.10 [--] Vega$: MURDER BY MIRRORS
prod. no. J-58 / 21Jan81 ABC Wed
Teleplay by Herman Groves / Story by Steve Kandel and Herman Groves
Directed by Ray Austin
Cast: GM BB PD
Patrick Macnee...................Lyle Jeffers
Julie Adams......................Margaret Sorenson
Gene Evans.......................Marcus Hinton
Richard Dana
Robert Hoy
Jenny Sherman....................?cop or showgirl
Robert C. Barrett................Jim Hudson
Lester C. Fletcher...............Emcee
Bea sees a shooting while doing her solo flight; however, there is no body and a group of wealthy people
claim they have been having a garden party all afternoon.

3.11 [--] Vega$: BACKLASH
prod. no. J-61 / 18Feb81 ABC Wed
w. Herman Groves / d. Cliff Bole
Cast: GM BB PD
Morgan Woodward..................Kurt Stryker
Jeff Cooper
Morgan Hart
Lonny Chapman
Clive Revill (special)..........Anthony Belmont
Amy Gibson.......................Angie Wilson
Austin Willis....................Warren Michaels
Kerrie Emerson...................Beth Morrison
Daniel Christian.................Lester
Dolores Mann.....................Katherine Wilson
A mother asks Tanna to find out what kind of trouble her daughter is in. The girl is 20, but pretending to be
a teen when involved in a crook's blackmail scheme.

3.12 [--] Vega$: HEIST
prod. no. J-62. / 25Feb81 ABC Wed
w. Herman Groves / d. Don Chaffey
Cast: GM BB PD TC
James McArthur...................Jerry
Dick Bakalyan....................Bernie
Joe E. Tata......................Vinnie Rilato
Tiffany Bolling..................Jerry's girl
Walter Klemperer (special).......Mr. Klauss
Bert Cohen.......................self, President of Desert Inn
Monte Levine.....................self
Chase Cordell....................Delaney
Joseph Roth......................Heven Earle Haley
Leo Needham......................Guard
There is a holdup and robbery at the casino and two guards are killed. We find out that Roth has hired Dan
to test the casino security by hiring four hoods to carry out a mock robbery, but no one was supposed to get hurt.

3.13 [--] Vega$: NO WAY TO TREAT A VICTIM
prod. no. J-56 / 4Mar81 ABC Wed
w. Anne Collins d. Ray Austin
Cast: GM BB PD
Deborah Wakeman..................Lisa Cavell
Michael Swan.....................Larry, the hairdresser
Elyssa Davelos...................Wendy Page
Michael Cole (special)...........Jimmy Ellis
Leigh Christian..................Diana
Corinne Kason....................Tracey
Chuck Hicks......................Leon
A man makes a date with an attractive girl, then, in the parking lot, a man in an ugly mask kidnaps them
and she is raped. But one girl is killed by accident.

3.14 [--] Vega$: TIME BOMB (copyright title) (aka "Nightmare Come True")
prod. no. J-54 / 11Mar81 ABC Wed
w. Robert Earll / d. Cliff Bole
Cast: GM BB PD TC
Denny Miller.....................Art
Dick Butkus......................Vinnie
Cindy Morgan (special)...........Benji's girl ? Margie
Michael Constantine..............Arnie Moss
Linda Thompson...................Sylvia
Thugs beat up Benji (Bart Braverman) saying he owes $50,000. Benji tries to raise the money without success.

3.15 [--] Vega$: OUT OF SIGHT
prod. no. J-59 / 18Mar81 Wed
w. Anne Collins / d. Cliff Bole
Cast: GM BB PD
Bill Lucking.....................George Benton
John Karlen......................hitman, associate
Alex Hentlhoff...................Gettys
Harry Guardino (special).........John Vargas
Lynne Marta (special).........Dr. Lutness
Ed Nelson........................Bill Landauer
Mickey Gilbert...................Internist
Dan is shot and left for dead in the desert by Benton. Trivia: car plate Nevada RAA449

3.16 [--] Vega$: SET UP
prod. no. J-63 / 25Mar81 ABC Wed
w. E. Duke Vincent / d. Robert Earll
Cast: GM BB PD
Simon Oakland....................Eddie Miller
David Sheiner....................Capt. Frank Smith
Sybil Danning....................Swenson
Richard Basehart (special).......Wainwright
Leigh Christian Aleman...........Ann Nolan
Pepper Davis.....................Manny, the mechanic
Bebe Kelly.......................Harriet Corners
Doug Hume........................Mel
Vivian Ford......................Sue Adams
Frank Arno.......................Alex Barr
Paul Sorenson....................Captain #1
Lt. Nelson (Greg Morris) is set up for murder to stop his investigation of a porno ring.

3.17 [--] Vega$: THE KILLING
prod. no. J-64 / 15Apr81 ABC Wed
Produced by Herman Groves, Jeffrey Hayes
Written by Richard Kenneth Wells / Directed by Don Chaffey.
Cast: GM BB PD
Michael Cavanaugh
Spencer Millikan
Victor Buono (special)......Jim, the gambler
Paul Burke.......................Curtis Green
Pamela Franklin..................Ann Reese, widow of victim
A massacre is staged at a restaurant to cover the murder of Gilbert Arnold who had
incriminating records of a casino CEO.

3.18 [--] Vega$: SEEK AND DESTROY
prod. no. J-65 / 22Apr81 ABC Wed
Produced by Herman Groves, Jeffrey Hayes
Written by Bill Stratton / Directed by Michael S. McLean.
Cast: GM BB PD
Heather Menzies..................Victoria Balenger
Paul Mantee......................Captain
Robert Burton
Jere Lea Rae
Victor Buono (special).........Jim, the gambler
Colby Chester
Katherine Baumann................Katherine
Peter Haskell (special).........Col. Dixon Vance
Curt Lowens......................Laslo Samanski
Victoria Spelling................Julie
A Russian defector lands a secret plane at Las Vegas and his compatriots try to destroy it.

3.19 [--] Vega$: DEAD RINGER
prod. no. J-67 / 29Apr81 ABC Wed
Produced by Herman Groves, Jeffrey Hayes
Written by Herman Groves / Directed by Cliff Bole.
Cast: GM BB PD
Broderick Crawford...............Winslow, pawn broker
Wayne Newton.....................self
Richard Lynch....................Benjamin Lang
David Sheiner....................Capt. Frank Smith
Ned Glass........................Sam Gates
David Wallace....................Tommy
Don Vincent......................self
Dennis Robertson.................Mike Carlton
Rawn Hutchinson..................George
Bear.............................self
A man says Wayne Newton is an imposter.

3.20 [--] Vega$: THE FRENCH TWIST
prod. no. J-66 / 6May81 ABC Wed
Produced by Herman Groves,Jeffrey Hayes
Written by Anne Collins / Directed by Charles Picerni
Cast: GM BB PD
Louis Jourdan....................Nicholas Rambeau
Edd Byrnes.......................Billy Brogan (manager)
Neile McQueen....................Monique Duvallin
Randolph Mantooth (special)......Todd Peterson
Lloyd Bochner....................Alexander Waverly
Gary Dubin.......................Cab Driver
Tony Eppel.......................Thorton
Chase Cordell....................Man #1
Lewis Ford.......................Man #2
Spa Petite specializes in supplying male hookers for the female clientele. Waverly extorts 40% of their
fees inspiring a revolt.

3.21 [--] Vega$: NIGHTMARE COME TRUE (title on copyright)
prod. no. J-60 / 20May81 ABC Wed (DPUB: 3Jun81 copyright)
w. Anne Collins d. Dennis Donelly
Cast: GM BB PD
Cristina Ferrare.................Cynthia
James Luisi......................Karl Larson
Jacqueline Scott.................Louise Cornell
Frank Marth......................Tom Cornell
Karlene Crockett.................Kristie Cornell
Tim Donnelly.....................Sears
Tim O'Connor (special)...........Michael Pierce
Dan reluctantly accepts the help of a psychic to locate a girl kidnapped for a ransom of diamonds.

3.22 [--] Vega$: JUDGEMENT PRONOUNCED  (final episode)
prod. no. J-57 / 27May81 ABC Wed (DPUB: 10Jun81 copyright)
Teleplay by Bill Stratton / Story by David Harmon / Directed by Dennis Donnelly
Cast: GM BB PD
Alan Feinstein...................Warner Ramsey
Tom Urich
Michael D. Roberts (special)
Paul Tuerpe......................Walter
Byron Morrow.....................Charles Trask
Edward Zammit....................Tico
Cassandra Gaviola................Tatiana
Doug Hume........................Deputy Sheriff
Robert Hackman...................Jerry
Delores Aquirre..................Celita
John Fitzpatrick.................Reporter
A judge passes sentence on balloons representing those he believes to be guilty. He carries out his sentences
in a replica of Tanna's car. The balloons have faces drawn on them that closely resemble the victims.

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