A crooked businessman hoping to land a Middle Eastern contract tries to "sweeten the pot" for the honest sheik and his extremely corrupt deputy by feeding women to the sheik's harem -- by kidnapping them. This has a slight resemblance to Lou Shaw's "Columbo" episode "A Case of Immunity" (episode 5.2), which aired a few months earlier.
When McCloud and Clifford go to Sydney, Australia, to investigate a mob hit in New York, a panicked mole recognizes McCloud from a New Mexico murder case where he jumped bail, and puts out a contract on McCloud.
When Bonnie Foster shoots her ex-boyfriend, the boss of a trucking company, and flees to Oklahoma with McCloud, the trucking company's goons send an entire fleet after them along with numerous Oklahoma state troopers eager to avenge the goons' murder of a cop.
The final "Alamo" episode is set during the Christmas holidays, as McCloud helps a suicidal woman on a window ledge, deals with a psychotic stalker, and tries to rescue "Santa" Clifford and Chris, who are held hostage in a children's ward at a hospital by three drug thieves.