A sniper is terrorizing the Los Angeles area, having shot 7 women
already, and everybody is asking who will be number eight. It seems the
sniper has picked Marie (Osa Massen) as his next victim, as he has already
fired a shot at her car - though when her husband George (Ron Randell) was
driving it. The next day, the sniper comes back, shoots and almost kills
Marie ... only it wasn't the sniper at all, but George, who has grown
increasingly jealous about his wife's success as an art dealer while he is
becoming more and more of a failure as a realtor.
Having not succeeded
in killing his wife the first time, he now uses her state to cut her off
from all her acquaintances - especially a painter (Peter Adams) who has
fallen in love with her - and even from the police, and plans to take her
on a trip to quietly do away with her. She however has - to her horror -
long found out what her hubby's planning to do, but it seems the events
are steering towards the inevitable ... but fortunately, the police have
smelled something fishy about George as well and are already gathering
evidence against him - and just before he tries to leave for Lake Tahoe
with his wife, they find conclusive proof of his guilt and arrest him.
little crime tale in the film noir tradition, even if teh direction by
veteran George Waggner is rather flat and TV-like (but then after all,
this was nothing but the episode of a TV-series). Still, one of the best
episodes of Code 3.