|Broadcast Date||27 October 1992|
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|“||You are looking at a desk nameplate taken from the Chicago area circa 1954. It represents the end of a significant period in the ongoing transient life of a certain indigenous vampire.||”|
— Nick, Spin Doctor
Nick investigates the murder of a sleazy journalist who was in the process of blackmailing a mayoral candidate.
- Dixie Seatle......Barbara Norton
- Lisa Howard......Laura Neil
- Barry Flatman......Clifford Hiatt
- Sandi Ross......Grace Balthazar
- Scott Walker......Steve Tate
- Patrick McKenna......Gilbert Reeves
- Christa Daniel......Mona Wayne
- Chantal Craig......Hiatt campaign volunteer
- Ron Bullied
- Brenda Kamino......TV reporter
- Anita LaSelva
- Robert Morelli
- Deborah Lobban
Detailed Story RecapEdit
- Nick: Tried and convicted by the press. That's a trial you can never hope to win.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The German title for this episode is "Eine schneeweiße Weste" ("A Clean Slate"). The literal translation, "a snow white vest", is derived from a German idiomatic expression.
- Patrick McKenna, who plays a TV reporter covering the mayoral campaign, also appeared in the Season One episode Dance by the Light of the Moon, where he played the manager of Jilly's.
- When Nick tells Natalie about his past life as an assistant professor, he refers to himself as "a certain indigenous vampire". However, "indigenous" means "native". Nick was from Brabant (Belgium), which means that he was certainly not native to either the US (where the flashback is set) or Canada (where he is talking to Natalie). The word is probably a mistake for "itinerant", which means transient, always moving on.