Benson is more than an assistant to the Governor, he is a political guide and trusted friend. Though he clashes with Gretchen, the stern housekeeper and aides Clayton and Taylor. Benson's wit eventually allows him to form a strong bond with the governor's daughter, Katie, who looks to him as a second father. His intelligence and flourishing relationship with the governor result in several promotions, and, eventually an appointment as lieutenant governor. Laughter cuts through the red tape on Benson.
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Oct 31, 1980

Season 1
Episode 25

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.
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