Season Two Episode Guide
(1960 - 1961)

Ratings for The Untouchables soared in its Second Season. Desilu had perfected the formula after a successful but thematically uneven first year. After previously tipping over desks at the FBI and incensing the Mafia, The Untouchables returned in October 1960 with the outstanding The Rusty Heller Story.

With Quinn Martin departing as Executive Producer, Jerry Thorpe signs on to take the reigns and unleashes the most successful and controversial year of the program.

Its film-noir origins crystalized, the series proceeds confidently until controversy swarms The Big Train and the Italian Defamation League unleashes its assault following Augie “The Banker” Ciamino, losing the series its biggest sponsor and setting off a panicked chain reaction that won’t be fully realized until the Third Season. This is also the season that Eliot Ness, famed Prohibition agent, battles actual Nazis.

With fewer missteps than the First Season, the quality of the Second Season is notable places the series squarely in the top ten most-watched television programs in 1960-1961 . Standouts include The Rusty Heller Story, The Waxey Gordon Story, The Purple Gang, The Masterpiece, The Nick Moses Story, The Antidote, and 90-Proof Dame.

The Rusty Heller Story

In this stellar Second Season opener, beautiful and ambitious Rusty Heller (Elizabeth Montgomery) moves in to capitalize on Eliot Ness’ war on Al Capone by ascending the social ladder of mobsters eager to win her affection. Paul Picerni joins the cast as Untouchable Lee Hobson.

Jack "Legs" Diamond

Eliot Ness descends on New York to corner a shipment of dope traffic, which Jack Diamond intends to hold ransom as he plans his exit from the mob.

Nicky

After his father is killed during a raid, a teenager targets Eliot Ness with a personal vendetta as the Purple Gang threatens to muscle in on an elusive whiskey operation in Chicago.

The Waxey Gordon Story

As the beer baron of New York expands his criminal empire into New Jersey, Eliot Ness is called in to thwart his operations.

The Mark of Cain

As drug addiction becomes front-page news in Chicago, “Little Charlie” Sabastino is ousted from his role as a dope peddler and targets the Syndicate for retribution.

A Seat On The Fence

The underworld reduces Chicago’s legal drug supply as a diabetic gangster’s tenuous grasp on his operation is threatened by a neutral reporter and an incriminating letter.

THE PURPLE GANG

Eliot Ness lands in the middle of a kidnapping and extortion scheme between Detroit’s most notorious criminals and an infuriated Capone mob.

KISS OF DEATH GIRL

Hard-luck dame Francie McKay finds herself at the center of a doublecross as an up-and-coming hoodlum hijacks an illegal shipment of Scotch.

THE LARRY FAY STORY

Eliot Ness pursues an ex-bootlegger conspiring against the New York dairy industry.

THE OTTO FRICK STORY

Eliot Ness pursues a narcotics ring fueled by agents from Nazi-occupied Germany.

THE TOMMY KARPELES STORY

Eliot Ness trails the criminals responsible for a train robbery and seeks help from a wrongly convicted man and his daughter.

PART ONE OF THE BIG TRAIN

The Untouchables uncover a plot to break Al Capone from a train destined for Alcatraz prison.

PART TWO OF THE BIG TRAIN

The Untouchables race against time to thwart Capone’s escape from a prison train.

THE MASTERPIECE

After killing a newspaper editor, a Capone lieutenant hires a professional hitman to rub out his eccentric gunsmith to cover his connection to the crime.

THE ORGANIZATION

A notorious underworld teacher visits Chicago to help unite a nation-wide syndicate of narcotics and gambling.

The Jamaica Ginger Story

The illicit and deadly Jamaica Ginger has flooded Kansas City and a hired gun who’s fallen in love with a local is Eliot Ness’ only lead.

Augie "The Banker" Ciamino

A brutal gangster’s hold on terrified Italian immigrants begins to fracture when one of them confides in Eliot Ness.

The Nick Moses Story

When a Capone lieutenant defies the underworld, he wins immunity when he promises to kill Eliot Ness.

THE ANTIDOTE

A ruthless chemist has discovered a formula that will re-nature alcohol and blackmails the Capone mob into making him a partner.

THE LILY DALLAS STORY

When the ransom money for kidnapping gets marked, cunning moll Lily Dallas plots an escape with one of her gang members – and without her husband.

MURDER UNDER GLASS

After a shipment of narcotics is suspiciously hijacked, Frank Nitti puts pressure on the Capone mob’s New Orleans-based supplier to deliver.

TESTIMONY OF EVIL

With witnesses for his case against a corrupt political boss under threat, Eliot Ness races to locate a woman whose testimony could seal his case.

RING OF TERROR

When a boxer mysteriously dies due to a suspected morphine overdose, Eliot Ness unravels a racketeer’s scheme to blackmail the boxer’s manager.

MR. MOON

A flamboyant counterfeiter from the west coast strikes a 100 million dollar with the Capone mob.

DEATH FOR SALE

A young and arrogant opium den operator devises a way to hide shipments inside children’s toys, but Eliot Ness is keen on his deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

STRANGLEHOLD

An eastern gangster has the New York fish market under his control, but when the murderous actions of his henchmen bring unwanted heat, he forces one to turn on the other.

THE NERO RANKIN STORY

An ailing gangster takes control of the Syndicate, but after Eliot Ness spurns an offer for him to hand over the organization’s books, he decides to retaliate against Chicago’s citizens.

THE SEVENTH VOTE

With Frank Nitti and Jake Guzik at odds over the direction of Al Capone’s criminal empire, Capone himself orders that they smuggle in a trusted mentor and advisor to break their deadlock.

THE KING OF CHAMPAGNE

When a boxer mysteriously dies due to a suspected morphine overdose, Eliot Ness unravels a racketeer’s scheme to blackmail the boxer’s manager.

THE NICK ACROPOLIS STORY

When the brother-in-law of successful racketeer Nick Acropolis swindles him for $200,000, an underling sees an opportune time to takeover the business.

90-PROOF DAME

A former Capone strongman attempts to pass off his imitation booze as expensive French brandy and targets the wife of the brandy maker in order to dominate Chicago’s market.