Kolchak tries to follow a lead related to several missing persons cases, only to find himself in a trap laid by a man named Paul Krieger, who claims he was institutionalized with Kolchak over a year earlier. Kolchak remembers being institutionalized after the death of his wife, but doesn’t remember Krieger – and doesn’t know how to respond to Krieger’s insistent ravings that Kolchak’s articles contain coded messages meant for him and him alone. Kolchak is cuffed and chained to a wheelchair, powerless to do anything but listen to Krieger tell him about “the old man” who lives at the end of the hallway in Krieger’s house – and in Krieger’s head. When Krieger’s mental health caseworker arrives, Kolchak asks him to call for help, but the caseworker is captured too – and before Krieger murders him, the caseworker warns Kolchak that Krieger was on day release from the institution when Kolchak’s wife was killed.
Guest Cast: Pat Healy (Paul Krieger), Reggie Lee (Stanley Kim)
LogBook entry by Earl Green