In The Acolyte Kristina Ferrickson has gone missing, she is about to turn 25 and inherit a fortune. The bank in charge of the trust managing Kristina’s fund hires Harry to find her. The trail leads him to the decidedly cult like Institute of Religious Psychology.
Kristina, who is heavily into drink and drugs has sought refuge at the institute after believing she has killed a man. When Harry manages to speak to Kristina at the institute it’s clear to him she is being brainwashed and indoctrinated. He also believes that Dr Howard Cambridge, who runs the Institute, is more than keen to get his hands on Kristina’s fortune.
As Harry digs further into the affairs of Cambridge he learns even more disturbing news, more than one person has died at the institute within days of signing over their money to Cambridge.
USA / ABC / 1×45 minute episode / Broadcast 16 October 1975
Writer: Larry Forrester, Robert Blees, Dorothy Robinson / Story: Robert Blees, Dorothy Robinson / Director: Harry Falk
Series: Harry O Season 2 Episode 6
David Janssen as Harry Orwell
Anthony Zerbe as Lt. K.C. Trench
Bettye Ackerman as Laureen Lister
Severn Darden as Ingo Wells
Kristina Holland as Kristina Ferrickson
John Calvin as Thaddeus Staffenbecker
Sam Jaffe as Dr. Howard Cambridge
Barry Atwater as Phil Austin
Joshua Shelley as Sam Linklatter
Barbara Leigh as Gina
Paul Tulley as Sgt. Roberts
Peter Brocco as Roger Hastings
Clyde Kusatsu as Coroner
Joseph Mell as Polson
George Reynolds as Rogan
Christopher Barrett as Intern
Alan Oppenheimer as Lewis C. Grover