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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Rookies' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The Rookies':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)





March 7, 1972: The Rookies
Season 0, episode 1
W: William Blinn   D: Jud Taylor

With Darren McGavin (Sgt. Eddie Ryker), Paul Burke (Neil Montgomery), Robert F. Lyons (Jared Whitman), Cameron Mitchell (Sniper), Georg Stanford Brown (Terry Webster), Sam Melville (Mike Danko), Michael Ontkean (Willie Gillis), Jennifer Billingsley (Jill Danko), Jeff Pomerantz (Kevin Lassiter), Arch Johnson (Instructor), Logan Ramsey (Toby Loomis).
Police drama about new recruits, specially selected for communication with minorities and special interest groups, and their training and assignments under the direction of a veteran police sergeant. Pilot movie for the TV series.





September 11, 1972: Concrete Valley, Neon Sky
Season 1, episode 1
W: Hal Sitowitz   D: Michael Caffey

With Hilly Hicks (Benny), William Elliott (Truck), Shelly Novack (Cody), David Roya (Ace), Ian Sandor (Eric The Red), Reid Cruickshanks (Officer).
The debut of a series about a trio of police recruits with a new approach to law enforcement. Tonight's story centers on rookie Willie Gillis, who returns to his old neighborhood to help thwart a confrontation between gangs, and ends up with an attempted murder charge against him when one of the gang leaders is shot.

September 18, 1972: Dead, Like A Lost Dream
Season 1, episode 2
W: Larry Brody   D: Leonard Horn

With Dane Clark (Lt. Monroe), Tom Tully (Joe Richardson), Mark Slade (Don Richardson), William Mims (Bartender), Sam Edwards (Kurt), Gerald York (Sgt. Christopher).
When a young man who comes from a long line of police officers has his application to the Police Academy turned down, he is determined to get even with the rookies by stealing a uniform and using the rookies' names.

September 25, 1972: The Informant
Season 1, episode 3
W: Robert I. Holt   D: Leonard Horn

With Joe Kapp (Big John), Kaz Garas (Twofer), Henry V. Brown Jr. (Jimmy Carter), Margaret Avery (Marly Walker), Ian Wolfe (Calvin Elliott), Sara Seeger (Judge), James B. Sikking (Defense Attorney), Lew Brown (Prosecutor).
A routine traffic check starts Jimmy Carter on a high speed getaway attempt and puts Terry and Willie on the trail of a fur smuggling ring.

October 2, 1972: The Commitment
Season 1, episode 4
W: Hoke Howell, Rance Howard   D: Michael Caffey

With Darleen Carr (Nancy Leigh), Bo Svenson (Bud Reeves), Dal Jenkins (Vester Bronson), Vic Tayback (Gus Caldwell), Virginia Capers (Mrs. Gibson), Arlene Golonka (Clerk), Dabbs Greer (Studio Guard), Amzie Strickland (Nurse), John Zaremba (Doctor).
The refreshment stand at a playground baseball game is robbed and rookie cop Willie GIllis, who had been acting as umpire, is shot in the back and paralyzed by one of the ghoulishly masked robbers.

October 9, 1972: Covenant With Death
Season 1, episode 5
W: David P. Harmon, Skip Webster   D: Leonard Horn

With John Randolph (Howard Price), Lou Gossett Jr. (Toby Jones), Terry Lumley (Joni), Hoke Howell (Bailey), Joan Shawlee (Josie), Barry Cahill (Senior Officer), Ian Scott (Billy Conrad).
An ex-junkie turned minister is thwarted in his work of rehabilitating other addicts when he is set up for a parole violation charge and a sniper's bullet.

October 16, 1972: Time Is The Fire
Season 1, episode 6
W: Mark Weingart, William Blinn   D: Earl Bellamy

With Ketty Lester (Tina), John Kerr (Price), Craig Stevens (Howard Sloan), Joe Maross (Neilson), Peggy McCay (Mrs. Sloan), Lynne Marta (Andrea Sloan), William Windom (Frank Queenlin).
Lt. Eddie Ryker takes more than a professional interest in a kidnapping case, when he learns the girl might be his daughter who was put up for adoption many years before.

October 23, 1972: The Bear That Didn't Get Up
Season 1, episode 7
W: Ron Bishop, William Blinn   D: Jud Taylor

With Pamela Susan Shoop (Patty Lewis), Kenneth Tobey (Officer Rankin), Simon Scott (Palmer), Warren Kemmerling (Andrew Levitt), David Huddleston (Watchman), Ken Swofford (Mr. Felker), Shelley Morrison (Mrs. Felker), Jim Antonio (Asst. D.A. Blair), Jeanne Bates (Mrs. Palmer).
Officer Willie Gillis sweats out an investigation into the death of a college student which occurred during a search for prowlers at a university -- during which Gillis thought he had been shot at.

October 30, 1972: Dirge For Sunday
Season 1, episode 8
W: Jaron Summers, William Blinn   D: Leonard Horn

With Tom Troupe (Parks), Vincent Gardenia (Timothy Saul), Roddy McDowall (David Fenner), Lew Brown (Photographer).
A paid killer, hired by the syndicate to dispose of a dying convict ready to talk, dupes Mike Danko into allowing him to photograph the convict.

November 13, 1972: The Good Die Young
Season 1, episode 9
W: Skip Webster   D: Earl Bellamy

With Gwenn Mitchell (Peg Conway), Leslie Charleson (Anne Dawson), Michael Fox (Dr. Parkman), James Olson (Waiter Bolton), Kenneth Tobey (Officer), Cheryl Ladd (Girl), Hoke Howell (Det. Hoffman).
Policewomen Anne Dawson and Peg Conway volunteer to serve as bait in an attempt to capture a swinging singles murderer.

November 20, 1972: To Taste Of Terror
Season 1, episode 10
W: Richard Landau   D: Ralph Senensky

With Andrew Robinson (Lee Borden), Lee Farr (Dave Borden), Tom Palmer (District Attorney), Amzie Strickland (Nurse), Frank Maxwell (Officer), Ken Swofford (Mr. Felker), S. John Launer (Defense Attorney).
The young brother of a warehouse thief captured by Mike Danko kidnaps Mike's wife Jill and calls him to come and get her.

November 27, 1972: A Deadly Velocity
Season 1, episode 11
W: Hal Sitowitz   D: Jerry Jameson

With Belinda Montgomery (Laurie Brooker), Alan Vint (Robert Alpert), Don Porter (Gen. Brooker), Burr DeBenning (Jerry Turner), Connie Sawyer (Mrs. Alpert), Hank Brandt (Reporter), Howard Platt (Reporter).
Willie is assigned to protect Laurie Brooker, daughter of a controversial Army general who has been felled by a sniper's bullet and whose daughter may be the target of the same man.

December 11, 1972: A Bloody Shade Of Blue
Season 1, episode 12
W: William Blinn   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Stanley Kamel (Lou), Jared Martin (Buzz), Brooke Bundy (Lynn), Hank Brandt (Reporter), Zack Taylor (Karl Miller), Patricia Stich (Shirley).
Tony Webster's eyesight is imperiled with glass fragments as the result of an assassination attempt by two gunmen bent on killing cops.

December 18, 1972: A Very Special Piece Of Ground
Season 1, episode 13
W: Skip Webster   D: William F. Claxton

With Paul Bryar (Charlie), Charles H. Gray (Barnes), Pippa Scott (Claudia Wyatt), Earl Holliman (Easy Wyatt), Tol Avery (Councilman).
A retiring police officers holds off bulldozers at gunpoint after his ranch has been condemned for a freeway, and the rookies get the unenviable task of getting their old friend out before he gets hurt.

December 25, 1972: Rabbits On The Runway
Season 1, episode 14
W: William Blinn   D: Jerry Jameson

With Charles Aidman (Arnold Sanders), Sheila Bromley (Mrs. Astor), Michael Pataki (Boone), Susan Sennett (Christie Sanders), James Luisi (Kendall), Andy Romano (Shop Owner), Jason Wingreen (Lunchroom Owner), Reid Cruickshanks (Officer).
The police are asked to find a runaway girl by a murderer pretending to be her father in hopes of eliminating the only witness to his crime.

January 8, 1973: Tarnished Idol
Season 1, episode 15
W: Skip Webster   D: Gene Nelson

With Radames Pera (Mickey), Norman Alden (Davey Ryan), Lou Antonio (Jay Warfield), Carmen Zapata (Mrs. Fabiano), John Crawford (Sgt. Hughes), Al Checco (Bartender), Jerome Guardino (Joe Fabiano).
Willie Gillis' efforts to get a crippled young man to walk again are spoiled when Willie is blamed for the death of the boy's brother.

January 15, 1973: Crossfire
Season 1, episode 16
W: James Basler   D: Leonard Horn

With Wayne Maunder (Don Pierce), Percy Rodrigues (R.C. Taylor), Brioni Farrell (Kathy), Woodrow Parfrey (Maxwell), Eric Laneuville (Mark), Clint Howard (Dennis), Mitzi Hoag (Mrs. Reynolds), Eddie Firestone (Janitor), Virginia Capers (Mrs. Culpepper).
R.C. Taylor, the first black officer on the force, is at odds with Terry Webster until a gunman hunting a young witness gives them a common goal.

January 29, 1973: Snow Job
Season 1, episode 17
W: Robert I. Holt   D: Ralph Senensky

With Ron Soble (Floyd), Martin Sheen (Lonnie 'Country' Miller), Adrienne Marden (Old Woman), Suzanne Charney (Boat Owner), Don Dubbins (Photographer), Brian Avery (Intern), Reid Cruickshanks (Officer).
The rookies dump two million dollars worth of contraband drugs into the ocean, and a narcotics pusher hires a scuba diver to retrieve the drugs before they spoil.

February 5, 1973: Point Of Impact
Season 1, episode 18
W: William Douglas Lansford   D: Gene Nelson

With Rafael Campos (Benny Santos), Victor Campos (Frank Ramirez), Ron Stokes (Ron Ellis), Ford Rainey (Mr. Ellis), Tina Cole (Janice Stewart), Stella Garcia (Eva Santos), Renata Vanni (Mrs. Ramirez).
A returning Vietnam hero, due to enter West Point following a field appointment, is charged with intent to to commit murder after seriously injuring a police officer who was attempting to issue a traffic citation.

February 12, 1973: Three Hours To Kill
Season 1, episode 19
W: Hal Sitowitz   D: Michael Caffey

With William Bryant (Claude Samples), Beverly Garland (Pat Whitfield), Jacqueline Scott (Rita), Bill Williams (Capt. Whitfield), Paul Carr (Arnie Samples).
A convict's girlfriend holds an operating room team at gunpoint to secure the release from prison of her lover.

February 19, 1973: The Wheel Of Death
Season 1, episode 20
W: Mark Weingart   D: Michael Caffey

With Ross Hagen (Pike), Corinne Camacho (Liz Sanders), Mike Farrell (Frank Essex), Michael-James Wixted (Jimmy), Taylor Lacher (Paul Collins), Ken Lynch (Evans), Billy Campbell (Gordan), James Almanzar (Marty), Allen Jaffe (Tarr), Judy Farrell (Jan Collins).
While hiding out after robbing his colleagues in a numbers racket, a man learns he is being sought as a parental donor for a bone marrow transplant for his young son.

February 26, 1973: Tribute To A Veteran
Season 1, episode 21
W: Don Stewart   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Pat Hingle (Art Haskell), John Gruber (Bivans), John Davey (Jenks), Dick Van Patten (Mr. Fullmer), Mark Lenard (Fred Cox), Corinne Conley (Mrs. Fullmer).
A security patrol officer, a former policeman and close friend of Lt. Ryker, is suspected of burglarizing homes in the neighborhood he is paid to protect.

March 5, 1973: A Farewell Tree From Marly
Season 1, episode 22
W: William Blinn   D: Harry Falk

With Tyne Daly (Marly), Kirk Mee (Ryan), Jean Allison (Mrs. Samuels), Logan Ramsey (Cain), Dennis Patrick (Mr. Bennett), Phil Proctor (Chad Bennett), Paul Stevens (Dr. Castle), Jean Byron (Judge).
A slightly retarded girl is deeply affected after seeing an old derelict die of a heart attack as he is harassed by a wealthy young man on a drunken spree.

March 19, 1973: Easy Money
Season 1, episode 23
W: Hoke Howell, Robert Harland   D: Lou Antonio

With Curt Conway (Mr. Fisher), J. Kenneth Campbell (Dude), Jonathan Lippe (J.J.), Hilly Hicks (Cal Davis), Lonny Chapman (Crater), Teresa Graves (Susan Davis).
The rookies uncover a small-business protection racket while investigating a series of malicious mischief cases involving the younger brother of Terry's girlfriend.





September 10, 1973: Cauldron
Season 2, episode 1
W: Webb Morris, William Blinn   D: Harry Falk

With Michael Baseleon (Tate), John Saxon (Farley), James B. Sikking (Capt. Gentry), Vern Rowe (Bartender), Vince Howard (Photographer).
The second season opens as a deranged, terminally ill criminal takes Terry and Willie as hostages in a desperate attempt to escape to Mexico, where he believes he can find a cure for his inoperable brain tumor.

September 17, 1973: Margin For Error
Season 2, episode 2
W: Hoke Howell, Robert Harland   D: Harry Falk

With Robert Walden (Joey), Claude Akins (Buck Sanbom), Tom Falk (Herm Watson), Eric Server (Doctor), Sidney Clute (Seymour), Jean Allison (Mrs. Simmons), Charles H. Gray (Andy Simmons), Parke Perine (Smitty).
A veteran cop holds rookie Mike Danko responsible through negligence for the death of an older police officer, and carries over his bitterness when the two are forced to work together.

September 24, 1973: Deadly Cage
Season 2, episode 3
W: Hal Sitowitz   D: Leonard Horn

With Robert Hooks (Barney Miller), William Watson (Sgt. Dunson), Victor French (Crazy Marvin), Robert Phillips (Crane), Thom Carney (Sandier), Ford Rainey (Warden), Robert Karnes (Sgt. Older), Richard Yniguez (Freddy).
Posing as a prison inmate to gain an understanding of convicts, rookie Terry Webster becomes involved in a prison riot after his real identity is dicovered, and his life is placed in the hands of convict leader Barney Miller.

October 1, 1973: Frozen Smoke
Season 2, episode 4
W: Robert I. Holt   D: Harry Falk

With Walter Brooke (Karl Halley), John Travolta (Eddie Halley), Scott Jacoby (Tim Halley), Sally Carter (Mrs. Potter), Judy Farrell (Ruth Skidmore), Annette O'Toole (Pregnant Woman), Charles Shull (John Skidmore), Kristen Gipson (Saundra Potter).
While assigned to the juvenile detail, rookies Terry Webster and Willie Gillis witness a 16-year-old boy beating another boy over the alleged theft of a bicycle, with tragic results.

October 8, 1973: Get Ryker
Season 2, episode 5
W: William Lansford   D: Leonard Horn

With Joseph Campanella (Joe Mannley), Bill Williams (Capt. Whitfield), Robert Donner (Ned Collins), Thalmus Rasulala (Tony Ross), Sid McCoy (Sgt. Carter).
Lt. Ryker is the intended victim of a revenge killing by a recently released convict who holds Ryker responsible for the years lost in prison.

October 15, 1973: Cry Wolf
Season 2, episode 6
W: William Blinn   D: Harry Falk

With Joan Blondell (Mrs. Darrin), Pat Harrington Jr. (Arnold Winkler), Shelley Morrison (Mrs. Felker), Ken Swofford (Mr. Felker), Anthony Eisley (Ben Kendall), Bill Quinn (Workman), Sheila Rogers (Mrs. Winkler).
Officers Webster and Gillis get into serious trouble with Lt. Ryker when they fail to respond to a call from a lonely widow who frequently reports imaginary prowlers.

October 22, 1973: A Matter Of Justice
Season 2, episode 7
W: Robert I. Holt   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With James Olson (Steve Wainz), Joseph Bernard (Roy Barbour), Judson Pratt (Allen Mayson), Richard Bull (Maitre'd), Francis DeSales (Dr. Mauer), Robert Harland (Sgt. Older), Bill Ewing (Ricky), Willard Sage (Woodard), Claudia Bryar (Mrs. Mayson).
Jill and Mike Danko are dining out, celebrating a wedding anniversary. When a gunman enters the restaurant and opens fire, he kills one person and severely wounds Jill, who was about to tell Mike she was expecting a child.

October 29, 1973: Blood Brother
Season 2, episode 8
W: Robert I. Holt   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Glynn Turman (Jimmy), Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Phil Walker), Dennis Redfield (Roger Bridge), Laird Stuart (Armored Car Guard), Mitzi Hoag (Miss Hopkins).
During a raid on a gambling ring that is also suspected of handling drug traffic, Terry Webster is shocked to find his cousin among the men apprehended.

November 5, 1973: Code 261
Season 2, episode 9
W: Robert Beverly, Hal Sitowitz   D: William F. Claxton

With Mark Slade (Bernard Amazeen), Tannis G. Montgomery (Bobby), Jan Shepard (Claire Amazeen), Terry Lumley (Linda), Kim Hamilton (Nurse).
A pretty student nurse who has been attacked is afraid to testify against her assailant after the threat of further harm is made against her.

November 12, 1973: Prayers Unanswered, Prayers Unheard
Season 2, episode 10
W: William Blinn   D: Leonard Horn

With Patti Cohoon (Martha Young), Wende Wagner (Gay), Sammy Jackson (Bookstore Owner), Wayne Heffley (Father Channing), Johnny Brown (Huggy Bear), Jennifer Leak (Sister Anna), Florida Friebus (Sister Elizabeth), Larry Golden (Howard Talbott), Gwynne Gilford (Sister Veronica), Ben Frank (Furniture Man).
Following the murder of a priest in a largely non-Catholic neighborhood, three nuns convert an adult bookstore into a storefront convent to create a cleaner moral environment.

November 19, 1973: Down Home Boy
Season 2, episode 11
W: Paul Savage   D: Leonard Horn

With Jim Nabors (Corley Curlew), Billy Green Bush (Mark Rogers), Tom Tully (Daddy Curlew), Michele Nichols (Young Fan), David Canary (T.J. Curlew), Dabbs Greer (Billy Levinson), Jason Wingreen (Attendant), Marty Ingels (Emcee).
A country-western star and Jill Danko are held captive by a would-be assassin who holds the singer responsible for the death of his younger sister.

December 3, 1973: Lots Of Trees And A Running Stream
Season 2, episode 12
W: Don Balluck   D: Alvin Ganzer

With Richard Hatch (Cleve Andrews), Annette O'Toole (Bank Teller), Olan Soule (Clerk), Olive Sturgess (Nurse), Sam Edwards (Clerk).
When Officer Danko leaves town for two weeks to attend a police seminar, his wife Jill reluctantly becomes involved with her former fiancee.

December 10, 1973: Another Beginning For Ben Fuller
Season 2, episode 13
W: Sandor Stern   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Marjorie Bennett (Mrs. Gleason), Barbara Bostock (Secretary), Michael Christian (Frank Pinder), Leif Erickson (Ben Fuller), Ned Glass (Harry Chester), Charles Lane (Dealer), Les Lannom (Gifford), Lee Paul (Tim Duvall).
A retired lawman, who was once Lt. Ryker's superior officer, creates problems for the police when he insists on participating in the investigation of the murder of his closest friend.

December 17, 1973: Sound Of Silence
Season 2, episode 14
W: Richard Landau   D: Richard Newton

With Sissy Spacek (Barbara Tabnor), Jason Evers (Ben Tabnor), Bettye Ackerman (Ellen Tabnor), Jared Martin (John Jordan), Teddy Eccles (Keith Briggs), Jean Byron (Mrs. Mann), Joseph V. Perry (Joe Mifune), Ann Noland (Angie), Joe Di Reda (Driver).
Willie Gillis conducts a private search for a 16-year-old girl who disappears after becoming deeply infatuated with him, and who is also a diabetic.

January 7, 1974: Trial By Doubt
Season 2, episode 15
W: James Basler   D: Richard Newton

With Malcolm Atterbury (Red McPherson), Scott Walker (Peterson), Fionnula Flanagan (Judy Karcher), Howard Platt (Genty), Hank Brandt (Fave Karcher), Antony Carbone (Muren), Rayford Barnes (Knebel).
When Willie Gillis goes to the aid of a fatally wounded officer while the killer escapes, he is accused of incompetence and cowardice by one of the dead officer's close friends.

January 14, 1974: The Authentic Death Of Billy Stomper
Season 2, episode 16
W: Paul Edwards, William Blinn   D: Gene Nelson

With Ester Anderson (Pamela Hines), Steve Sandor (Billy Stomper), Frank Marth, Rex Holman (Junior), Joe Maross (Sgt. Saltonstaff), Troy Melton (Hacket), Keith Walker (Doctor).
Rookie Terry Webster becomes romantically involved with a frightened Jamaican girl who has witnessed the execution of a notorious drug pusher.

January 28, 1974: The Late Mr. Brent
Season 2, episode 17
W: Sy Salkowitz   D: Barry Shear

With Darleen Carr (Pip Brent), Frank Whiteman (Howard Brent), William Smithers (Pete Martin), Matt Clark (Joey Hughes), Olive Sturgess (Nurse).
Rookie Mike Danko becomes emotionally involved with the young, friendless widow of a man accidentally shot by the police while trying to capture two escaped convicts.

February 4, 1974: The Teacher
Season 2, episode 18
W: Robert I. Holt   D: Gene Nelson

With Nick Nolte (Tommy), Strother Martin (The 'Teacher'), Don Johnson (Al Devering), Damon Douglas (Ed), Jamie Smith-Jackson (Tippy), Ann Doran (Mrs. Coleman).
An aging ex-convict indoctrinates three young men into criminal ways, and masterminds their robbery of a munitions warehouse to obtain weapons for a projected holdup of a mobile bank.

February 11, 1974: Eyewitness
Season 2, episode 19
W: Frank Telford   D: Barry Shear

With Wendell Burton (Larry West), Lurene Tuttle (Aunt Lou), Don 'Red' Barry (Officer Kelogg), Dick Crockett (Officer Foley), Robert Harland (Sgt. Older).
A young man who has gunned down several police officers responding to phony calls becomes friendly with Lt. Ryker.

February 18, 1974: Something Less Than A Man
Season 2, episode 20
W: Irv Pearlberg   D: Philip Leacock

With Dane Clark (Joe Daley), Don Gordon (Caras), Bill Williams (Capt. Johnson), Johnny Seven (Smitty), Paul Pepper (Mahoney).
A former cop, who left the force because he was unable to perform his duties under stress, is set up by hoodlums to take the blame for the murder of an underworld nightclub owner.

February 25, 1974: Rolling Thunder
Season 2, episode 21
W: James Basler, William Blinn   D: Ed Abrams

With Brad David (Chet), Andrew Parks (Eric), James Luisi (Del Bonner), Lorraine Gary (Lynn Corey), Robert Harland (Sgt. Older).
Two teenage boys, one a uniform-happy militant, the other a hostile cop-baiter, cause problems for Webster and Gillis after Lt. Ryker places the youngsters in a junior police cadet program.

March 4, 1974: Time Lock
Season 2, episode 22
W: Dan Ullman   D: Lee Philips

With Tyne Daly (Lucille Baker), Robert Walden (Mark Haines), James Carroll Jordan (Roy Macklin), Sari Price (Ruth Simpson), Wanda Bailey (Yvonne Grant), Lee de Broux (Woody).
Terry Webster and three women bank employees, one of whom is pregnant and in labor, are held hostage in a vault by a young criminal attempting to get his partner released from jail.

March 18, 1974: Death Watch
Season 2, episode 23
W: Alvin Boretz, Hal Sitowitz   D: Philip Leacock

With Anthony Zerbe (Ralph Sneed), Paul Jenkins (Towers), Bridget Hanley (Arlene Talbot), Paul Smith (Lou Talbot), Keith Atkinson (Dr. Miller), Victoria Carroll (Dr. Ramsey).
Willie becomes gravely ill after giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to an an ex-convict -- who promptly disappears. The convict has viral meningitis, and the possibility of an epidemic puts the police force to work searching for him.





September 9, 1974: An Ugly Way To Die
Season 3, episode 1
W: Dan Ullman   D: Phil Bondelli

With Jesse Vint (Pete 'Wolf' Gray), Larry Pennell (Henry Glass), Kim Hamilton (Irene), Claire Brennan (Bella), Lou Antonio (Jack Lembo), Stephen Manley.
The series begins its third season with the story of an arsonist-sniper whose targets are only firemen.

September 23, 1974: Key Witness
Season 3, episode 2
W: James Schmerer   D: Phil Bondelli

With Trish Stewart (Kathy Corbett), Jared Martin (Tom Kelch), William Lucking (Ed Kelch), Jon Cypher (Dr. Stafford), Steve Franken (Alvin Conrad), Sally Carter (Mrs. Stafford).
A nurse and a married doctor who are linked romantically, witness a murder but are afraid to tell police for fear of revealing their relationship.

September 30, 1974: Legacy Of Death
Season 3, episode 3
W: Skip Webster   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Alex Rocco (Earl Fisher), James Keach (Stoney Putnam), Jeremy Slate (Andy Page), Robin Strasser (Laura Page), Michael Christian (Tom Harper).
Chris is partnered with a patrolman who gets involved in suicidal situations so that he might be killed in the line of duty and his family would be secure with financial compensation.

October 7, 1974: Death At 6 A.M.
Season 3, episode 4
W: Don Balluck   D: Harry Falk

With Bo Hopkins (Wayne Shipley), Charles Martin Smith (Bobby Lewis), Christina Hart (Lorna Marsh), Herbert Anderson (Foster), Janis Hansen (Mrs. Harrison), Kenneth Tobey (Officer Corbett), John Zaremba (Dr. Hawkins).
Chris Owens narrowly escapes execution at the hands of two young men and a girl who have embarked on a nationwide crime spree.

October 21, 1974: Walk A Tightrope
Season 3, episode 5
W: Mann Rubin   D: Alexander Grasshoff

With Kristoffer Tabori (Corey Banning), Mary Jackson (Mrs. Callender), Francis DeSales (Professor Parmel), Robert Harland, James Carroll Jordan (Ned Weston), Paul Nuckles.
Two law students plan to execute Terry Webster, whom they hold responsible for for two deaths in a campus demonstration.

October 28, 1974: Judgment
Season 3, episode 6
W: Parke Perine   D: Phil Bondelli

With Stefanie Powers (Edie Falvey), Nancy Bell (Janice), Elliott Street (Lou Falvey), Eduard Franz (Caldwell).
After thwarting the attempted execution of a prominent judge, Terry becomes a target for murder by a vengeance-seeking brother and sister attempting to punish those responsible for jailing their father.

November 4, 1974: Johnny Lost His Gun
Season 3, episode 7
W: Irv Pearlberg   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Fred Williamson (Johnny Barrows), Robert Ellenstein (Professor), David White (Storey), Gerald Hiken (Thaler), Antony Carbone (Gosa), Frank Farmer (Hamil), Emily Yancy (Francie).
Mike Danko is shaken up when he thinks an old Air Force buddy has turned dope pusher -- but it turns out to be somebody else when they are both captured by a gang of drug dealers.

November 11, 1974: Prelude To Vengeance
Season 3, episode 8
W: Skip Webster   D: Phil Bondelli

With Ronne Troup (Laurie Scott), Andrew Robinson (Billy Kempson), Titos Vandis (Nick), Penny Santon (Theresa), Gerrit Graham (Eric), Bernard Barrow (Scott).
A young unwed mother, being held as an accomplice in a robbery shooting, names her newborn son after Terry Webster, causing the infant's cop-hating father to go berserk.

November 18, 1974: Vendetta
Season 3, episode 9
W: Sean Baine   D: Phil Bondelli

With Laurence Luckinbill (Pete McCall), Darwin Joston (Ducas), Fuddle Bagley (Robbie), Jerry Douglas (Red Tivoli), Arlene Martel (Rita), Paul Pepper (Sidney), Sharon Smith.
A medal of valor-winning ex-cop returns to the force after a 10-year absence, obsessed with the idea of getting the gunman who put him out of action.

November 25, 1974: The Old Neighborhood
Season 3, episode 10
W: Dan Ullman   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Katherine Helmond (Molly Phillips), William Katt (Jimmy Phillips), Ned Glass (Stein), Luke Andreas (Joe), Steven Keats (Mac Corlan), Arthur Franz (Vic Phillips), John Davey (Roy).
On a visit to his onetime beat, Lt. Ryker arrests a youth suspected of being a member of a shakedown gang, and discovers that the boy is the son of his former fiancee.

December 2, 1974: A Test Of Courage
Season 3, episode 11
W: Rick Husky   D: William Crain

With Arthur Adams (Sonny West), David Soul (Johnny Dane), David Canary (Espositos), David Huddleston (Kavanaugh), Peter Carew (Dr. Davidson), Laurie Burton (Lisa Dane), Victor Mohica (Schilling).
After the shooting of a young cop by a pair of punks caught burglarizing a gun shop, Terry, Chris and Mike begin an investigation which leads to a phony clergyman who is building a private arsenal.

December 9, 1974: The Assassin
Season 3, episode 12
W: Frank Telford   D: Phil Bondelli

With Darleen Carr (Jobina), Eric Braeden (Jurzyck), Clint Young (Sgt. Wilson), Harlan Warde (Hummel), Frank Baxter (Capt. Martin), Frank Lugo (Sgt. Pilar).
Rookie Chris Owens falls for a pretty, young photographer, unaware that she is marked for murder.

December 16, 1974: Blue Christmas
Season 3, episode 13
W: Aaron Spelling   D: Bruce Bilson

With Elinor Donohue (Amanda), Ruth McDevitt (Mrs. Lockett), Barbara Nichols (Marie Antoinette), Charles Lampkin (Sam Reese), Lou Krugman (Ben Rabin), John Kerry (Murderer), Bert Remsen.
While Terry and Chris are on Christmas Eve patrol, responding to a series of calls typical of the season, Mike and Jill are at home trying to soothe the feeling of their 6-year-old niece whose parents recently separated.

December 30, 1974: Take Over
Season 3, episode 14
W: Bruce Shelly, David Ketchum   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Vic Tayback (Brakow), Harold J. Stone (Al Steinman), Vincent Baggetta (Dr. Marco), Barbara Baxley (Clara), Sandy Kenyon, Ray Walston (Melrose), Joseph Bernard (Ellis).
Lt. Ryker and his men become prisoners in their own precinct when a band of well-organized mobsters invade the station to get a syndicate chief released.

January 13, 1975: The Saturday Night Special
Season 3, episode 15
W: Robert I. Holt   D: Phil Bondelli

With Don Stroud (George), Ty Henderson (Meade), Eric Laneuville (Billy), Rose Gregorio (Millie), John Carter (John Wirl), Lenka Peterson (Phyllis Wirl).
When two young boys retrieve a revolver dropped by a fleeing burglar, a series of tragedies follows, each involving the use of the weapon.

January 20, 1975: The Hunting Ground
Season 3, episode 16
W: Don Balluck   D: Bruce Bilson

With William Shatner (Luke Harris), Richard O'Brien (Stark), Stack Pierce (Sammy), Michael Lembeck (Maury), Linda Foster (Helen), Chris Holter (Marisa), Maurice Sherbanee (Shackner), Anthony James (Massler), Robert Hackman (Marks).
Mike tries to dissuade an ambitious new cop from manhunting on his off-time and is caught in a fatal shootout.

January 27, 1975: Solomon's Dilemma
Season 3, episode 17
W: Don Carlos Dunaway   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Shelley Fabares (Ann McNeal), Kathleen Lloyd (Jenny Stocker), John S. Ragin (Bryan McNeal), Edward Andrews (Jerome Lyles), Peter Coffield (Paul Stocker).
A young child is taken from his mother in the presence of witnesses, but when Terry and Mike investigate, the mother insists it didn't happen.

February 3, 1975: Angel
Season 3, episode 18
W: Don Balluck   D: Bruce Bilson

With Susan Dey (Angel), Dack Rambo (Tommy Locke), Woodrow Parfrey (Colby), Suzanne Charny (Linda), Maria Grimm (Consuela), Terry Lumley (Secretary), Raymond O'Keefe (Harry), Dave Morick (Thurston), Betty Macik (Sharon), Charles Drake (Bailey).
A teenaged girl from Jill's home town arrives seeking an acting career, and gets involved with a self-styled agent who finds degrading employment for young girls, and eventually leads them into "adult" films.

February 10, 1975: The Shield
Season 3, episode 19
W: Richard Danus   D: Fernando Lamas

With Jonathan Lippe (Como / Walter), Ralph Meeker (Officer Menteer), Barbara Rucker (Sharon Carpenter), Don 'Red' Barry (Sgt. Logan), Frank Lugo (Sgt. Pilar), Parke Perine (Artie), Michael Ashe (Carl Carpenter).
Five witnesses make a positive identification of a suspected cop killer but Terry is the lone dissenter -- a position that puts him at odds with the other policemen.

February 17, 1975: S.W.A.T. (1)
Season 3, episode 20
W: Robert Hamner   D: E.W. Swackhamer

With Steve Forrest (Dan "Hondo" Harrelson), Donna Mills (Gwen DeWitt), Robert Walden (Kevin), Jaime Lyn Bauer (Susan), Dick Van Patten (Waldon), Arte Johnson (Justin), Lloyd Bochner (Giraud), Leslie Nielsen (Larry Neal).
The rookies are assigned to temporary duty on the Special Weapons and Tactics team, a unit trained to handle unusually volatile situations, to rescue the tenants of a posh apartment building seized by a gang of armed robbers. This episode served as the pilot for the "S.W.A.T." series.

February 24, 1975: A Deadly Image
Season 3, episode 21
W: Mann Rubin   D: Phil Bondelli

With Jane Actman (Laurie Phillips), Richard Hatch (Vic Dorsey), Anthony Eisley (john Cortney), Frank Lugo (Sgt. Pilar), George Wallace (Floyd Conroy).
A naive suspected prostitute unwittingly becomes part of a plot to set a man up for execution by the leader of a vice ring.

March 3, 1975: Cliffy
Season 3, episode 22
W: Mark Slade   D: Georg Stanford Brown

With Tyne Daly (Mary), Mark Slade (Cliffy), Alan Fudge (Erie), Norman Alden (Dennis Brody), Glynnis O'Connor (Ellen), Lonny Chapman (Arnie Brody).
A retarded young man who dreams of being a policeman is accused of a crime he witnessed but didn't commit, and the Rookies set out to find the real criminals.

March 17, 1975: Nightmare
Season 3, episode 23
W: Rick Husky   D: Phil Bondelli

With Edward Albert (Edward Milland), Rance Howard (Truck Driver), William Mims (Dr. Perry).
The Rookies search for Jill Danko after she suffers amnesia in an accident and disappears. A disturbed young escapee from a mental hospital is holding her hostage.





September 9, 1975: Lamb To The Slaughter
Season 4, episode 1
W: Skip Webster   D: William Crain

With Matthew Labyorteaux (Jody Gifford), Tom Atkins (Brad Gifford), Virginia Kiser (Paula), Jeff David (Augie), Carl Byrd (Dean Raines), David Nash (P.G. Larken), Jim Gruzalski (Det. Stone).
Starting the show's fourth season, Terry, Mike and Chris fear for Lt. Ryker's life when a vengeful man, whom Ryker arrested and testified against, is found to be innocent and released from prison after serving 18 years.

September 16, 1975: Reading, Writing And Angel Dust
Season 4, episode 2
W: Sean Baine   D: Phil Bondelli

With Amy Irving (Cindy Mullins), Scott Jacoby (Frankie), Mitzi Hoag (Marge Johnson), Beth Howland (Mrs. Ross), Ty Henderson (Andy), Jean Byron (Mrs. Mullins), Peter Elbling (Doc Merton), Dennis Erdman (Damon).
After trying to stop a drugged youth from leaping to his death, the Rookies seek the aid of a teenage friend in hopes of nailing the source of high school drug traffic.

September 23, 1975: One-Way Street To Nowhere
Season 4, episode 3
W: Mathias Reitz   D: Georg Stanford Brown

With Michael Parks (Crilen), Ayn Ruymen (Sarah), Steven Keats (Comstock), Lawrence Cook (Danner), Damu King (Jericho).
Mike is severely wounded and Terry is taken hostage by members of a gun-stealing ring trying to gain freedom for their captured leader.

September 30, 1975: Someone Who Cares
Season 4, episode 4
W: Robert I. Holt   D: Ivan Dixon

With Michael Cristofer (Charlie Phillips), Kario Salem (Aldon Phillips), Robert Emhardt (Tandy), Brit Lind (Karen Austin), Len Ross (Sgt. Morelli), Bill Zuckert (Killy), Jacqueline Hyde (Cissy Austin), Bryan Englund (Mickey).
Moved by a young girl's plea for help before she dies, Terry takes action to learn her identity and uncovers events that led to her mysterious death.

October 7, 1975: Ladies Day
Season 4, episode 5
W: Dan Ullman   D: Fernando Lamas

With Della Reese (Landers), Fran Ryan (Ma Burker), Barbara Stuart (Superintendent), Richard O'Brien (Loud), Rene Enriquez (Dr. Martinez), Marki Bey (Leslie), Dorothy Tristan (Maxine), Laurie Walters (Callie), Anne O'Donnell (Louella).
Jill goes into a women's prison to help fight an outbreak of diptheria, and is taken hostage by a group of women attempting a breakout.

October 14, 1975: Reign Of Terror
Season 4, episode 6
W: Skip Webster   D: Fernando Lamas

With Milt Kogan, Jared Martin (Slavens), Raymond St. Jacques (Hank Brooks), Ric Mancini (Barton), Margaret Avery (Stacy Brooks), Martin Garner (Fred), Dorothy Meyer (Nadine Brooks).
Chris is critically wounded by gunmen fleeing a robbery, and the only eyewitness -- the father of Terry's girlfriend -- is afraid to get involved.

October 21, 1975: Death Lady
Season 4, episode 7
W: Don Balluck   D: Phil Bondelli

With Katherine Helmond (Joyce Lanson), Pepper Martin (Dan Stokley), Ray Stewart (Simpkins), Joseph Hindy (Miles Becker), Alan Feinstein (Steve Granger), Susanne Benton (Nancy Franklin), Paul Koslo, Dave Shelley.
A young policewoman becomes the victim of bitter resentment within the department when her protective male partner loses his life in a shootout.

October 28, 1975: Measure Of Mercy
Season 4, episode 8
W: Robert I. Holt   D: Phil Bondelli

With Cleavon Little (Cully Ames), Fritzi Burr (Landlady), Didi Conn (Young Woman), Harold Gould (Dr. Asmos), Thad Geer (Tad Warren), Anne Bloom (Midge Warren), Joseph DiSante (Doctor), George Wallace (Bracken), Martin Kove (Jimmy Jay).
Thieves steal Memorial Hospital's entire blood supply to sell it on the black market.

November 4, 1975: A Time To Mourn
Season 4, episode 9
W: Skip Webster   D: Gerald S. O'Loughlin

With Season Hubley (Kim Owens), James Woods (Ted Ayres), Richard Stahl (Quinlan), Bill Quinn (Percy Higgins), Philip Bruns (Baxter), Timothy Brown (Byron Stockwood), Anthony Charnota (Russ Morgan), Sarah Cunningham (Mother Superior).
When his younger sister is assaulted after announcing plans to become a nun, Chris Owens goes into a rage, disobeys orders and is suspended from duty.

November 11, 1975: The Torch Man
Season 4, episode 10
W: Skip Webster   D: Georg Stanford Brown

With Charles Napier (Phil), George Loros (Benny), Richard Foronjy (Hank), Jack DeLeon (Cliffy), Pepe Serna (Ralph), Doug McGrath (Cal), Victor Brandt (Lawson), Nora Heflin (Gloria), Arthur Adams (Randy), Jon Korkes (Satch).
An ex-convict who is out on parole desperately wants to go straight, but is sought by his ex-cellmates to use his safe-cracking abilities in a robbery.

November 18, 1975: Invitation To A Rumble
Season 4, episode 11
W: Skip Webster   D: George McCowan

With William Elliott (Truck), John Calvin (Wally), Richard Beauchamp (Stuch), Ester Anderson (Pamela), Eric Kilpatrick (Lee Kirby), Ian Sander.
Attempting to help thwart a gang war in his old neighborhood, Terry is struck by a fleeing car carrying boyhood friends who take the injured rookie to a remote spot where he is left to die.

November 25, 1975: Reluctant Hero
Season 4, episode 12
W: Jock MacKelvie   D: Fernando Lamas

With John Ritter (Hap Dawson), Bert Remsen (Lucas Dawson), Jack Colvin (Wolfe Burdett), Wayne Grace (Morrison), Frank Geraci (Milo), Chuck Hayward (Malone), Tom Lacy (Vaughn), San De Fazio (Barnes).
A clumsy young rookie who joined the police force to please his father accidentally nails a professional assassin on his first day in uniform and becomes both an overnight super-cop and a target for vengeance.

December 2, 1975: Dead Heat
Season 4, episode 13
W: Bruce Shelly, David Ketchum   D: Phil Bondelli

With Roger E. Mosley (Rawlins), Reni Santoni (Martinez), Jerome Guardino (Officer Louden), Michael Lembeck (Gene), Michael MacRae (Dodd), W.K. Stratton (Phil), Barry Brooks.
As Terry and Chris search a darkened department store for burglars, their patrol car is stolen and the two policeman are trapped by a trio of heavily armed killers.

December 9, 1975: The Voice Of Thunder
Season 4, episode 14
W: Robert I. Holt   D: Phil Bondelli

With Gail Strickland (Beverly Shore), Rene Auberjonois (Ron Kelly), Millie Slavin (Meg Poynter), John Zaremba (Dr. Scott), John Carradine (The Voice), Adrienne Marden (Edna Shore), Henry Brandon (Doug Shore), Michael Thomas (Poole).
A high fashion model, tormented by guilt and fear of age, believes she has been instructed by the voice of a supreme being to blow up porno bookstores and massage parlors.

December 16, 1975: The Code Five Affair
Season 4, episode 15
W: Don Balluck   D: Phil Bondelli

With Jaclyn Smith (Judy March), Anthony Eisley (Martin St. John), Gilbert Green (Bromm), Tony Young (Bolt).
Chris Owens falls for a beautiful woman planted by a big-time drug dealer to gather information on the location of a million dollars worth of heroin confiscated by Chris in a narcotics bust.

December 23, 1975: Shadow Of A Man
Season 4, episode 16
W: Robert I. Holt   D: Fernando Lamas

With Patsy Garrett, Ned Beatty (Frank Forest), Linda Marsh (Millie Forest), Linda Thompson (Young Woman), John Aprea (Phil Richards).
The officer who saves Chris's life is later charged with murder.

December 30, 1975: Eye For An Eye
Season 4, episode 17
W: Irv Pearlberg   D: William Crain

With Cliff Osmond, Bert Freed (Capt. Hirshman), Robert Lansing (Dave Banner), Titos Vandis (Pete Lupo), Inga Swenson (Barbara Paige), Antony Carbone (Frank Larabee), Jo La Due (Avery).
A man who was forced to spend eighteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit is determined to get the men who framed him.

January 6, 1976: Sudden Death
Season 4, episode 18
W: Jack V. Fogarty   D: Phil Bondelli

With Ned Wilson (Thomas Tyson), Sally Carter (Audrey Tyson), Jerome Guardino (Sgt. Louden), Charles Woolf (Broker), Thom Christopher (Peter Johnston).
A onetime P.O.W. believes that Mike Danko, a former Air Force helicopter rescue pilot in Vietnam, left him to suffer at the hands of the Viet Cong and plans a bizarre method of punishing the rookie.

January 20, 1976: From Out Of The Darkness
Season 4, episode 19
W: Rick Husky   D: Randal Kleiser

With Tyne Daly (Amy Kennedy), Keenan Wynn (Dan Kennedy), Sally Kirkland (Carol Brenner), Craig Richard Nelson (Vinton), Michael Forest (Novak), Fernando Casanova (Santos).
When an ex-cop is mortally wounded by holdup men, Terry recalls the romance he shared with the dying man's blind daughter.

January 27, 1976: The Mugging
Season 4, episode 20
W: Jack V. Fogarty   D: Richard Benedict

With John Rubenstein (Dr. Komansky), Mary Ann Chinn (Linda Reese), David Sabin (Gunshop Owner), Peg Shirley (Anna Komansky), Stephen Davies (David Parker), Andre Pavon (Sal Molina), Betty Cole (Mrs. Mellon), Jack Bernardi (Max Weisman).
The mother of a doctor who works in the same hospital as Jill is mugged and killed, and the doctor takes it upon himself to get revenge.

February 24, 1976: Blue Movie, Blue Death
Season 4, episode 21
W: Sean Baine   D: Leon Carrere

With James Hong (Matsumoto), William Boyett (Dempsey), Richard Benedict (Jeffers), George Skaff (Armond Gallo), Edward Walsh (Ferrand), Jamie Smith-Jackson (Nancy Sloan), Joseph Sicari (Frankie), Jerry Schilling (Trinko), Raymond Guth (Krueger), Kevan Dignam (Ann Morgan).
The rookies are given undercover assignments in order to smash a syndicate-owned porno film company responsible for the deaths of some of its actors.

March 2, 1976: Deliver Me From Innocence
Season 4, episode 22
W: Sean Baine   D: Richard Benedict

With Kevin Hooks (Lonnie Clements), Hilda Haynes (Mrs. Clements), Henry Brown (Ralph Denker), Marlene Clark (Teresa Clements), Victor Brandt (Harry Townsend), Phillip Pine (Judge), Joseph Mell (Leo Morris), Barbara Kerwin (Brenda).
One of two burglars escapes after killing a policeman and the suspect in custody is the younger brother of Terry's girlfriend.

March 30, 1976: Journey To Oblivion
Season 4, episode 23
W: Skip Webster   D: Georg Stanford Brown

With Marc Singer (Blair Winfield), Geoffrey Lewis (Ritchie), Marc Lawrence (Roger Marsten), Biff McGuire (Rex Winfield), Sylvia Soares.
After witnessing a murder committed by an emotionally unstable man, Jill is abducted by the killer and an accomplice who plan to kill her.


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