The staff at the governor's mansion is burning the midnight oil in a last minute attempt to balance the budget. Everyone is hungry, but there isn't any food until Kraus goes shopping in the morning, so Benson and Kraus are sent out to Stan's Speedymart for sandwiches. Before they can get their orders filled and return, two stickup men, Kurt and Willard, take them hostage. The alarm has been triggered and the place is surrounded. Benson tries to play it cool, but Kraus is all mouth and indignation. Then the governor phones to change his food order, and the hoods realize that they have a good thing. Their demands escalate. During the next eight hours of negotiations, the governor's security chief argues for a shootout. His hero is John Wayne. As the deadline approaches, the governor stalls. He doesn't want to risk lives. Then Benson works out a little ploy. Kraus comes on to Kurt, Benson disarms him, and just at that moment the police burst in and subdue Willard. The crisis is over and nobody's been hurt. So it's back to the budget, and the old battle in the kitchen between Kraus and Benson. © 1980 Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions. All Rights Reserved.