Misbegotten Best part of this episode was the opening which had Tracy Gold cooking shrimp for Johnny and talking ninety to nothing while we desperately try to figure out what exactly is happening. The teaser ends with the police coming in to take her away. This is one of the more typical 'television drama' episodes; the entire cast is on hand and not particularly well done. Dana and Sara working together to find Johnny particularly struck me as ringing false, though Purdy's businesslike approach to Johnny's kidnapping was well done, as always, by Stiers. The kidnapping itself lacked punch . . . the idea of Tracy Gold, not exactly a bodybuilder, being able to chloroform the massively tall Anthony Michael Hall struck me as fairly ludicrous. The basic plot was fine, with Johnny being on hand to solve an old murder. The flashbacks particularly were great, as were his visions, particularly a bloodsplattering ending to the evening. The revelation of the killer was predictable, but still packed a punch, thanks to the powerhouse performance of Alicia Coppola and some great makeup work. A middling episode; fairly typical thriller show, not up to the genius that this show can hit when it wants. ** 1/2 out of **** stars.