Four elderly outlaws hold up McCloud and Broadhurst, who have just robbed a bank during a public demonstration to show the effectiveness of new bank and police procedures. As the robberies continue, and after a sophisticated computer draws the conclusion that the gang's leader is "the son of Butch Cassidy," the NYPD is sent into fits trying to track them down.
A series of "psychotic" stranglings are actually hired hits, ordered by a madam facing trial against her girls, some of whom have some very creative ways to escape. Teri Garr's first appearance as Phyllis Norton.
When McCloud and Clifford wind up together at a police convention in Hawaii, Clifford is framed for murder. With the help of Clifford's ex-fiancee, several of Clifford's cop friends who are also at the convention, and a Honolulu police detective, McCloud must find out who framed him and why.
When a shipper of contaminated stolen beef kills a USDA inspector and flees to Colorado and his employers, McCloud tracks him down, only to run smack into a dumb-but-ambitious sheriff (Claude Akins' prototype for Elroy P. Lobo) and his smart-but-wimpy deputy. Features McCloud's leap from a running horse to tackle a rustler from his dirt bike and roll down a hill punching him out.
The first of four "Alamo" episodes has the 23rd Precinct (in its last appearance; the show moved to Police Headquarters the next year) under siege by mobsters desperate to locate the diary of a kept woman who knows all about football game fixing. First major role for Robby Weaver, as a phony newspaper reporter.