Stingray season 1 episode 8: Less Than the Eye Can See

episode number: season 1, episode 8 (1986)
viewing setting: home DVD, 8/1/11

episode synopsis: Ray becomes involved in an outbreak of a new smallpox virus.

impressions: In a completely unplanned situation, a dying man infected with a virus shows up at Ray's door, and things get crazier from there. He has to act quickly, both to save himself and figure out what's going on, while getting weaker all the while. He calls in a favor from a doctor, then finds out what's going on and sets things in motion. There's one long, creepy scene where Ray comes across an entire diner full of people dead from the virus. In other news, he demonstrates some cooking prowess at the beginning of this episode.

notable guest stars: none who I knew

cool actions and tactics: Aside from general cool-headedness under duress, Ray outfights some security guards, disables their vehicles ahead of time, sets up a device to open the gate so he can escape, bluffs a Senator to get information, drops an address to trick bad guys into going there so he can tail them, infiltrates a laboratory complex, comes up with the answer to where the guy with the vials of virus went, and eventually saves the day.

lab worker: "You new around here? I don't think I've seen you before."
Ray: "Let's hope you don't see me again."

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