Rehearsal without musical score. A man is being held for murder, and Johnny investigates the life insurance policy that was taken out just the week earlier. The man’s wife tells about her husbands job as a writer for radio shows. Is this a project to write more authentic scripts? The trail that Johnny is led on to have his questions answered lead from street informants to chasing down a suspect to facing a gunman.
Johnny confronts the wife about her husbands behavior, and suspects he is trying to get the cops to kill him to put an end to his crime spree, and so that she can get the insurance money. Basically he wants to committ suicide by waving his gun at the cops, and have them gun him down. Is it true?
Johnny goes to find and confront Palmer and talk him out of it. Has the writer fallen down so far that he can’t find another way out?