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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Year: 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 0: Pilot

7 March 1972
Three new officers in a large metropolitan police department adjust to their new jobs and way of life.

Darren McGavin ... Sergeant Eddie Ryker

Cameron Mitchell ... Sniper

Robert F. Lyons ... Jared Whitman

Paul Burke ... Neil Montgomery

Georg Stanford Brown ... Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Willie Gillis

Jeff Pomerantz ... Kevin Lassiter (as Jeffrey Pomerantz)

Jennifer Billingsley ... Jill Danko
Davey Davison ... Molly Lassiter

Logan Ramsey ... Toby Loomis

Robert J. Wilke ... Officer Shaw
Monika Svensson ... Birgitta Whitman

Arch Johnson ... Ranch Instructor

Kevin Dobson ... (uncredited)

Daniel Keough ... Ex Boyfriend (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 1: Concrete Valley, Neon Sky

11 September 1972
At the request of Lt. Ryker, Officer's Webster and Gillis volunteer to work with a street gang on their own time. But just when they think that they are getting through to them the leader of the gang is shot, threatening their progress.

Season 1, Episode 2: Dead, Like a Lost Dream

18 September 1972
The division is under investigation for misconduct, following several citizen complaints. When a complaint against African-American Officer Webster contains no racial references despite its strong wording, Webster suspects an impostor, and evidence begins to suggest a police academy washout in uniform.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

Mark Slade ... Don Richardson

Dane Clark ... Lt. Monroe

Tom Tully ... Joe Richardson
William Mims ... Bartender
Gerald York ... Sgt. Christopher

Roy Engel ... Menzies

Sam Edwards ... Kurt
Michael Jackson ... Bevins

Byron Morrow ... Police Academy Commandant (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: The Informant

25 September 1972
Officer's Webster and Gillis try to help a young man break away from two thugs who are using him as their wheel-man for robberies they are committing. But when the thugs take his girlfriend hostage it complicates their efforts.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker
Joe Kapp ... Big John

Kaz Garas ... Twofer
Henry V. Brown Jr. ... Jimmy Carter

Margaret Avery ... Marly Walker

Ian Wolfe ... Calvin Elliott

Sara Seegar ... Judge

James Sikking ... Defense Attorney
Lew Brown ... Prosecutor

James Nolan ... Watchman (as Jim Nolan)
Nellie Burt ... Old lady (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: The Commitment

2 October 1972
Gillis is severly injured during an armed robbery. The doctors inform him that further surgery could leave him paralyzed leaving the police officer not knowing what to do.

Season 1, Episode 5: Covenant with Death

9 October 1972
Against advice of their lieutenant, Webster and Gillis are charmed by Toby Jones (Louis Gossett Jr.) who leads an evangelical church fighting drug use. When Gillis spots Jones fleeing a heroin house bust he uncovers Jones' criminal history.

Season 1, Episode 6: Time Is the Fire

16 October 1972
Frank Queenlin has a grudge against the rich and kidnaps wealthy Andrea Sloan. The top police brass disagree on how to handle the case, leaving the rookie cops in disarray. Sloan maid Tina seems to know more then she should.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

William Windom ... Frank Queenlin

Lynne Marta ... Andrea

Peggy McCay ... Mrs. Sloan
Joe Maross ... Neilson

Craig Stevens ... Mr. Sloan

John Kerr ... Price
Ketty Lester ... Tina
Jim Boles ... Elderly Patient (uncredited)
Gil Lamb ... Drunk (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: The Bear That Didn't Get Up

23 October 1972
Willie struggles to cope with the death of a young man he shot during a break-in who appeared to be unarmed. That is until an unidentified caller gives reason to believe another person might be responsible for his death.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

David Huddleston ... Watchman

Warren J. Kemmerling ... Andrew Levitt (as Warren Kemmerling)
Simon Scott ... Mr. Palmer

Ken Swofford ... Mr. Felker

Shelley Morrison ... Mrs. Felker

Kenneth Tobey ... Officer Rankin

Pamela Susan Shoop ... Patty Lewis (as Pamela Shoop)

Jim Antonio ... Asst. D.A. Blair

Walter Woolf King ... Abe Douglas

Jeanne Bates ... Mrs. Palmer

Peter Hobbs ... Doctor (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: Dirge for Sunday

30 October 1972
A sophisticated criminal (Roddy McDowall) takes Danko hostage and will blow him up unless the city trades him for a syndicate bookkeeper currently in custody (Vincent Gardenia).

Season 1, Episode 9: The Good Die Young

13 November 1972
When three women are killed by someone who writes "please" with their lipstick after killing them. Two female cops are sent to live in a singles apartment and Webster and Gillis are sent to keep an eye on them.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

James Olson ... Walter Bolton

Leslie Charleson ... Anne Dawson
Gwenn Mitchell ... Peg Conway

Kenneth Tobey ... Radio Officer

Hoke Howell ... Det. Hoffman

Michael Fox ... Dr. Parkman

Jon Lormer ... Mr. Baxter

Cheryl Ladd ... Girl (as Cheryl Stoppelmoor)

Season 1, Episode 10: To Taste of Terror

20 November 1972
When the guys respond to an alarm, they arrive to find two men. When they split to get each of them. Mike ends up catching the one he was pursuing while the one Terry and Willy were chasing gets away. When the man is charged and the whole case hinges on Mike's testimony, the other man who happens to be his brother decides to lash out at Mike to get him to change his testimony by terrorizing Jill.

Season 1, Episode 11: A Deadly Velocity

27 November 1972
Danko and his crew are assigned to protect controversial General Brooker who has just been fired. Terry disagrees strongly with his methods while Willie begins a seeing his daughter Laurie. Danko learns of a misdirection about the case.

Season 1, Episode 12: A Bloody Shade of Blue

11 December 1972
Investigating a shooting, the Rookies learn the victim Miller wore a police uniform as a costume. In the next attack Webster loses his sight and comes under the care of nurse Lynn. Despite his disability Terry helps break the case.

Season 1, Episode 13: A Very Special Piece of Ground

18 December 1972
Danko's veteran partner (Earl Holliman) loses his family ranch and unborn son in a single day. Danko doesn't want to add to his woes by reporting on his growing rage on and off the job.

Season 1, Episode 14: Rabbits on the Runway

25 December 1972
A shady man claims to be the father of a runaway teen who's recently crossed the path of Gills. The rookies set out to find her for him unaware he has lied to them from the start.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

Charles Aidman ... Arnold Sanders
James Luisi ... Kendall

Michael Pataki ... Boone

Andy Romano ... Dive Shop Owner

Sheila Bromley ... Mrs. Astor

Jason Wingreen ... Lunch Room Owner
Robert Cleaves ... Grocery Clerk
Reid Cruickshanks ... Senior Officer (as Reid Cruikshanks)

Susan Sennett ... Christie Sanders (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 15: Tarnished Idol

8 January 1973
Gills arrests a washed up fighter (Lou Antonio) who's still connected enough to get bailed out in hours. The bitter drunk decides to fire bomb Gills for revenge.

Season 1, Episode 16: Crossfire

15 January 1973
Webster teams with veteran African-American cop RC Taylor who's biased against the urban community. Everyone heads out to help at a camp for troubled youth where Mark claims to have seen a crime but Taylor doesn't believe him.

Season 1, Episode 17: Snow Job

29 January 1973
Country, a small time hood with a cocaine addiction, learns that police HQ is storing a large amount of drugs. He becomes involved to steal the cache before it's destroyed. Webster is taken hostage trying to help Country beat his problem.

Season 1, Episode 18: Point of Impact

5 February 1973
Terry (Georg Stanford Brown) investigates an old friend's apparently purposeless attack on a cop.

Season 1, Episode 19: Three Hours to Kill

12 February 1973
A police Captain is taken to the hospital and needs surgery. A woman who blames him for locking up her boyfriend urges his brother to help her take over the operating room and demand her boyfriend's release and for money. Ryker handles it and Jill is in the operating room with trying to keep the Captain alive because they've bee told to stop operating.

Season 1, Episode 20: The Wheel of Death

19 February 1973
Widower father Frank Essex (Mike Farrell) targets a local criminal organization to pay for his son's hospital stay. On the run from both sides of the law, he doesn't know that he's the only donor who can save the boy's life.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

Mike Farrell ... Frank Essex

Corinne Camacho ... Liz Sanders

Ross Hagen ... Pike
Michael-James Wixted ... Jimmy (as Michael-James Wixsted)

William Campbell ... Gordan (as Bill Campbell)

Ken Lynch ... Evans
Taylor Lacher ... Paul Collins
James Almanzar ... Marty

Allen Jaffe ... Tarr
Judy Farrell ... Jan Collins
Nellie Burt ... Mrs. Simmons (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 21: Life Robbery

26 February 1973
Ryker helps out old friend Haskell when a death in his jurisdiction occurs during a burglary. Webster and Gillis don't enjoy the transfer to the richer district but discover a connection between crimes and gas station owner Fred Cox.

Season 1, Episode 22: A Farewell Tree from Marly

5 March 1973
The only eyewitness to the death of Old Charlie, brought on by a taunting joyrider who harassed him, is young Marly Devon, who teaches at a daycare center. Jill remembers Marly from a previous assignment, and that she functioned at a seven-year-old cognitive level. Thanks to experimental therapy (including a special diet and megadoses of vitamins) and longtime counseling, Marly is now of almost normal functioning. But will she make a credible witness, especially when side-effects of her treatments begin to show?

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

Tyne Daly ... Marly Devon

Paul Stevens ... Dr. Castle

Phil Proctor ... Chad Bennett (as Philip Proctor)

Dennis Patrick ... Mr. Bennett

Logan Ramsey ... Cain

Jean Allison ... Mrs. Samuels
Kirk Mee ... Ryan

Jean Byron ... Judge
Andy Albin ... Old Man
Tony Regan ... Prosecution Associate (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 23: Easy Money

19 March 1973
Danko, Gillis, and Webster's assignment is to uncover an extortion ring. Their focus zeros in on JJ who looks to operate out of his pool hall with muscle Crater and Dude. It also involves Cal, brother of a nurse Susan they know.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Cauldron

10 September 1973
While off duty, Officer's Webster and Gillis are taken hostage by two men headed to Mexico in search of an unorthodox medical treatment for one of the men. After they escape the men, the officer's must trek through the desert to survive.

Season 2, Episode 2: Margin for Error

17 September 1973
When Danko misses a criminal hiding in a locker at a burglary, a veteran officer pays the price. His partner plans to make Danko pay for the mistake by partnering with him. The other rookies go above and beyond to find the perpetrator.

Season 2, Episode 3: Deadly Cage

24 September 1973
Recovery sidelines Webster from regular duty and puts him in a police/prison guard exchange program. Believing that the post will teach him little, he instead opts to pose as a prisoner who was held back from transfer at the last minute.

Season 2, Episode 4: Frozen Smoke

1 October 1973
Willie draws "juvenile detail" and struggles to deal with the emotional and psychological aspects of the detail. He takes it hard when a teenager dies after being beaten by other teen boys, and when he is not sure if his efforts to try to resuscitate a 6 year old girl who was trapped in an old refrigerator were in time to save her or not. But at the end of the day Willie helps to bring a new life into the world and he is able to put things back into focus.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

Scott Jacoby ... Tim Halley

Walter Brooke ... Karl Halley

John Travolta ... Eddie Halley
Judy Farrell ... Ruth Skidmore
Sally Carter-Ihnat ... Mrs. Potter (as Sally Carter Ihnat)

Annette O'Toole ... Pregnant Woman
Charles Shull ... John Skidmore
William Kirby Cullen ... Wally Skidmore
Kristen Gipson ... Saundra Potter
Robert Harland ... Desk Sergeant

Season 2, Episode 5: Get Ryker

8 October 1973
Ryker's life is in danger when Joe Mannley is released from prison and wants payback on the policeman. He wounds Ryker which puts him in Jill's care but Joe is prepared to end her life also to get to Ryker.

Season 2, Episode 6: Cry Wolf

15 October 1973
Gillis and Webster feel personally responsible when Mrs. Darrin is injured after they delayed a call because her history of false alarms. They determinely track down the suspects. Other incidents involve a key swallower and a speeding womanizer.

Season 2, Episode 7: A Matter of Justice

22 October 1973
While Mike and Jill are out celebrating their wedding anniversary a gunman comes into the restaurant they are dining in and starts shooting. Jill is seriously injured and loses her baby. Mike apprehends the gunman, but they soon learn that he has a brain tumor and that they may not be able to prosecute him because of it. Officers Webster and Gillis investigate the possibility that the shooting was planned and wasn't because the shooter had a brain tumor.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

James Olson ... Steve Wainz
Joseph Bernard ... Roy Barbour

Claudia Bryar ... Mrs. Mayson

Willard Sage ... Woodard

Richard Bull ... Maitre D'
Bill Ewing ... Ricky

Francis De Sales ... Dr. Mauer

Judson Pratt ... Allen Mayson
Robert Harland ... Sgt. Older
Brent Davis ... Young Man
Katherine Darc ... Young Girl
Barbara Beckley ... Nurse
Peter Paul Eastman ... Man Walking with Stretcher (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 8: Blood Brother

29 October 1973
Terry Webster's cousin Jimmy returns from Vietnam and has trouble finding a job and to adjusting to life back home in general. Despite the support and help from Terry, Jimmy is finding the temptation to join a couple of war buddies in their robbery operation hard to resist.

Season 2, Episode 9: Code 261

5 November 1973
Lt. Ryker, Officer's Terry Webster, Willie Gillis, and Mike Danko as well as Jill Danko try to help a young nurse get through the emotional trauma that she must endure after she is raped.

Season 2, Episode 10: Prayers Unanswered, Prayers Unheard

12 November 1973
After the Priest of the Catholic church in his neighborhood is murdered, the Monsignor requests that Lt. Ryker heads up the investigation. After another murder and another attack on nun, Ryker and the rookies are stumped for a motive. Then they receive the autopsy reports on the victims that gives them the break they need.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

Florida Friebus ... Sister Elizabeth

Johnny Brown ... Huggy Bear
Larry Golden ... Howard Talbott
Jennifer Leak ... Sister Anne

Gwynne Gilford ... Sister Veronica

Wayne Heffley ... Father Channing
Ben Frank ... Furniture Man
Sammy Jackson ... Bookstore Owner

Wende Wagner ... Gay (as Wendy Wagner)
Patti Cohoon-Friedman ... Martha Young (as Patti Cohoon)

Season 2, Episode 11: Down Home Boy

19 November 1973
Lt. Ryker assigns officer's Webster and Gillis to watch over a telethon that has a major country and western singer headlining. Grudgingly they accept their humdrum assignment, but they soon learn that someone is trying to kill the country and western star.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

Jim Nabors ... Corley Curlew

Billy Green Bush ... Country Marc Rogers

David Canary ... T.J. Curlew

Tom Tully ... Daddy Curlew
Michele Nichols ... Young Fan (as Michelle Nichols)

Dabbs Greer ... Billy Levinson

Marty Ingels ... Master of Ceremonies

Jason Wingreen ... Gas Station Attendant
Lincoln Demyan ... Guard
Dan Spelling ... Driver

Season 2, Episode 12: Lots of Trees and a Running Stream

2 December 1973
While Mike Danko is away for police training Jill's ex-boyfriend shows up and claims that he is dying. Jill is unaware that his claims are fabricated in hopes of getting her back, and that he is involved in criminal activities.

Season 2, Episode 13: Another Beginning for Ben Fuller

10 December 1973
A retired police officer gets in the way of the Rookies investigation of an aggravated assault.

Season 2, Episode 14: Sound of Silence

17 December 1973
Officers Gillis and Webster desperately try to track down a girl who is diabetic in order to get her insulin before it is too late.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

Sissy Spacek ... Barbara Tabnor

Bettye Ackerman ... Ellen Tabnor
Joe Di Reda ... Driver (as Joseph Di Reda)

Jason Evers ... Ben Tabnor

Jared Martin ... John Jordan

Ted Eccles ... Keith Briggs
Ann Noland ... Angie
Joseph V. Perry ... Joe Mifune (as Joseph Perry)

Jean Byron ... Mrs. Mann

Season 2, Episode 15: Trial by Doubt

7 January 1974
While on a night patrol Officer Gillis's partner is shot and killed. Then after notifying his estranged wife, she grabs his gun and shoots herself. The series of traumatic events leave him with plenty of doubt about his future as a cop.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

Malcolm Atterbury ... Red McPherson
Scott Walker ... Peterson

Fionnula Flanagan ... Judy Karcher
Howard Platt ... Gentry
Hank Brandt ... Dave Karcher
Rayford Barnes ... Knebel
Barry Cahill ... Officer Austin

John Davis Chandler ... Prisoner (as John Chandler)
Antony Carbone ... Muren
Pat Patterson ... Jailer

John Finnegan ... Bartender (as John P. Finnegan)
John P. Finnegan ... Bartender

Season 2, Episode 16: The Authentic Death of Billy Stomper

14 January 1974
Officer Terry Webster falls in love with a girl who witnessed a murder committed by a drug dealer. After she is tracked down and killed for what she knows, Terry uses himself as bait to catch the killer.

Season 2, Episode 17: The Late Mr. Brent

28 January 1974
Officer Danko shoots and kills a man who may have been innocent of any wrong doing. Jill Danko becomes concerned over her husbands concern for the widow of the man he shot and tensions arise within their marriage.

Season 2, Episode 18: The Teacher

4 February 1974
Officer's Webster, Gillis and Danko investigate a robbery ring that is run by an ex-con known as "The Teacher" who is using thrill seeking teenagers to commit the crimes.

Season 2, Episode 19: Eyewitness

11 February 1974
Officer Danko's partner is the third officer shot and killed while responding to a seemingly routine call. A mentally ill young man comes forward even though he himself questions if he is a credible eyewitness.

Season 2, Episode 20: Something Less Than a Man

18 February 1974
A man who joined the force the same time that Lt. Ryker did but quit because he couldn't handle the violence is framed for murder. Ryker and the rookies try to help him after years of drinking have turned him into something less than a man.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Michael Ontkean ... Officer Willie Gillis

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ryker

Dane Clark ... Joe Daley

Don Gordon ... Caras

Johnny Seven ... Smitty

Bill Williams ... Captain Johnson

Abe Vigoda ... Michael Lance
Suzann Arnold ... Barbara

John Finnegan ... Robbie (as John P. Finnegan)

Bill Zuckert ... Booking Officer
Paul Pepper ... Mahoney
Ron Stein ... Radio Dispatcher

Season 2, Episode 21: Rolling Thunder

25 February 1974
When the precinct adopts a Police Cadet Program, Webster and Gillis are partnered with a young man who's sister's boyfriend is a fugitive. When another cadet learns of their criminal activity he is taken hostage along with Officer Webster.

Season 2, Episode 22: Time Lock

4 March 1974
Officer Webster and three female bank employees are held hostage in a bank vault by a highly intelligent man who is using them as bargaining chips to get his partner in crime released from jail.

Season 2, Episode 23: Death Watch

18 March 1974
Officers Danko and Webster must find an escaped convict infected with spiral meningitis before he spreads the disease to the general population. But they must also find his ex-wife because he is bent on killing her.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: An Ugly Way to Die

9 September 1974
After Officer Gillis departs from the precinct, Webster reluctantly accepts rookie Chris Owens as his new partner. Fresh from the academy, Officer Owens is eager to help Webster catch an arsonist who's purposely killing firemen.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Officer Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker

Lou Antonio ... Jack Lembo

Jesse Vint ... Pete 'Wolf' Gray

Larry Pennell ... Henry Glass
Kim Hamilton ... Irene
Claire Brennen ... Bella (as Claire Brennan)
Robert Harland ... Sgt. Older

Bert Holland ... Apartment Manager
Dan Barton ... Joseph Phillips
Ralph Montgomery ... Refinery Painter
Wesley E. Barry II ... Boy (as Wesley Barry II)

Stephen Manley ... Lembo's Son

Season 3, Episode 2: Key Witness

23 September 1974
A couple having an affair witness a murder, but the married man in the relationship wants to keep quite about it and not go to the police for fear of losing his family. What they don't realize is that the killers are now after them.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Officer Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker
Trish Stewart ... Cathy Corbett

Jared Martin ... Tom Kelch

William Lucking ... Ed Kelch (as Bill Lucking)

Jon Cypher ... Dr. Stafford

Steve Franken ... Alvin Conrad

Shelley Morrison ... Mrs. Eisenstadt
Sally Carter-Ihnat ... Mrs. Stafford (as Sally Carter Ihnat)
Jerome Guardino ... Frank Massey
Logan Field ... Carl Winslow

Austin Stoker ... Dr. Ryan
Virginia Hawkins ... Officer Lang

Season 3, Episode 3: Legacy of Death

30 September 1974
The rookies are concerned about a fellow officer who is purposely trying to get killed in the line of duty in order to receive the financial benefits his family needs to pay for medical bills.

Season 3, Episode 4: Death at 6 A.M.

7 October 1974
Officer Danko looks after Sgt. Ryker's pet goldfish "Rex" while he is on vacation. On day 2 of this assignment he mistakes the goldfish for dead and flushes it at 6 AM.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Officer Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker

Bo Hopkins ... Wayne Shipley
Christina Hart ... Lorna Marsh

Charles Martin Smith ... Bobby Lewis (as Charlie Martin Smith)

Kenneth Tobey ... Officer Corbett (as Ken Tobey)
Janis Hansen ... Mrs. Harrison

Herbert Anderson ... Mr. Foster

John Zaremba ... Dr. Hawkins
Mel Scott ... Officer Rawlins

Bill Quinn ... Steve

Sam Edwards ... Motel Manager

Season 3, Episode 5: Walk a Tightrope

21 October 1974
Two law students are out to exact a bitter revenge against Officer Terry Webster for the death of a girlfriend who was shot and killed at a demonstration by an unknown gunman.

Season 3, Episode 6: Judgement

28 October 1974
A brother and a sister are out for revenge for their father's death. Killing two judges who sentenced him. The Rookies try to prevent a 3rd judge's death.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Officer Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker

Stefanie Powers ... Edie Falvey (as Stephanie Powers)

Elliott Street ... Lou Falvey (as Elliot Street)

Eduard Franz ... Judge Caldwell
Kirk Mee ... Asst. D.A.
Joseph V. Perry ... Neighbor (as Joseph Perry)
Paul Sorensen ... Officer Woods
Megan Landis ... Records Officer
Robert Harland ... Sgt. Older
Nancy Bell ... Janice

Season 3, Episode 7: Johnny Lost His Gun

4 November 1974
A drug bust goes down, but Terry chases one of dealers, who gets away. An old friend of Mike's from Vietnam shows up, but seems cagey. Chris and Terry come to believe, after a bit of investigation, it appears that Mike's friend is a drug pusher. Mike goes to have a talk with Johnny, but the drug pushers take both Mike and Johnny hostage. Not all is at it seems, however.

Season 3, Episode 8: Prelude to Vengeance

11 November 1974
When Terry delivers the baby of a young woman who seems to be an accomplice in a robbery where the store owner is shot, it's a prelude to revenge as the baby's father becomes jealous of Terry's friendship and sets out to claim what he thinks is his. But something goes wrong with his next heist, and the girl is in danger. Terry's car has a bomb underneath.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Officer Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker

Andrew Robinson ... Billy Kempson (as Andy Robinson)
Ronne Troup ... Laurie Scott
Penny Santon ... Theresa

Gerrit Graham ... Eric

Titos Vandis ... Nick
Bernard Barrow ... Reverend Scott (as Bernard Barrows)

Russ Grieve ... Motorcycle Cop
Emmanuel Thomas ... Surgeon (as Emanuel Thomas)
Loretta Fury ... Reverend Cates
Joan Kaye ... Mrs. Scott

Season 3, Episode 9: Vendetta

18 November 1974
Mike Danko is teamed with Pete McCall who is returning to the force after being severely wounded ten years previously. Unknown to anyone Pete is planning vengeance on Tivoli and Ducas, the two responsible for his injuries.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Officer Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker

Laurence Luckinbill ... Pete McCall (as Larry Luckinbill)

Jerry Douglas ... Red Tivoli

Arlene Martel ... Rita Tivoli

Darwin Joston ... Ducas
Sharon Smith ... Judy Thomas
Paul Pepper ... Sidney
Robert Gibbons ... Store Owner (as Bob Gibbons)
Megan Landis ... Records Clerk
Fuddle Bagley ... Robbie

James Faracci ... Falco (as James Fraracci)

Season 3, Episode 10: The Old Neighborhood

25 November 1974
Lt. Ryker goes out on patrol with Officer Danko and discovers that a protection racket is being run in his old neighborhood and that most people are too scared to come forward and talk about it.

Season 3, Episode 11: A Test of Courage

2 December 1974
It's a test of courage for Terry's friend Johnny Dane when he's shot on both legs during a gun battle with two thieves who rob sporting goods stores of guns. Johnny's challenge, what if he loses a leg?

Season 3, Episode 12: The Assassin

9 December 1974
Chris meets a girl named Jobina, a photographer. They spend the day together and they agree to meet later. When he goes to meet her, he sees someone kill her. He goes after the man and suffers an injury. When he wakes up in the hospital, he doesn't remember the day. But slowly his memory comes back and he remembers her. He then goes to her place and while there she turns up alive. It seems she had to leave town and she asked a friend to tell him, she gave her, her jacket so that Chris would go to her. Apparently the killer thought she was Jobina. That's when they discover her dark room open and all her negatives and photos destroyed. That's when she recalls when she was with Chris that a man whose picture she took was eying her camera. But the film was not damaged they develop it and the man is identified as an assassin. So they have to find him.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Officer Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker

Eric Braeden ... Anton Jurzyck

Darleen Carr ... Jobina Fair (as Darlene Carr)
Harlan Warde ... Hummel
Frank Lugo ... Sgt. Pilar
Frank Baxter ... Capt. Martin

Mary Treen ... Apt. Manager
Clint Young ... Sgt. Wilson
Tony Alvarenga ... Boy on Bike

Season 3, Episode 13: Blue Christmas

16 December 1974
On Christmas Eve the Danko's invite Lt. Ryker over for dinner and ask him to dress up as Santa Claus to cheer up their niece who's parents are separated. Officer's Webster and Owens maintain the Christmas spirit while out on patrol.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Off. Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Off. Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker

Elinor Donahue ... Amanda

Ruth McDevitt ... Mrs. Lockett (as Ruth Mc Devitt)

Barbara Nichols ... Marie Antionette

Bert Remsen ... Malcolm Gates
Charles Lampkin ... Sam Reese

Frank Maxwell ... Murphy
Lou Krugman ... Ben Rabin

Gary Clarke ... Harvey Gleason

Randall Carver ... Officer Klepak
Kamme Hartling ... Tori

Robyn Hilton ... Crystal

John Kerry ... Man
Keith Walker ... Paul
Scott Price ... Roy
Leanna Roberts ... Chorus Girl

Season 3, Episode 14: Take Over

30 December 1974
After a syndicate boss is arrested, his thugs takeover the precinct with the help of an ex-police officer. They aim to free their boss and his ailing brother, but they soon find out that Ryker and Webster aren't about to let that happen.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Officer Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker

Vic Tayback ... Brakow

Harold J. Stone ... Al Stelman

Ray Walston ... Harry Melrose
Vincent Baggetta ... Di Marco (as Vince Baggetta)

Barbara Baxley ... Clara

Don Dubbins ... Officer Louden (as Donald Dubbins)
Lou Tiano ... Officer Jensen

William Bassett ... Walden (as William H. Basset)

Sandy Kenyon ... Officer Bell

Albert Popwell ... Dort
Joseph Bernard ... Sgt. Ellis

Season 3, Episode 15: The Saturday Night Special

13 January 1975
Officer's Webster and Owens desperately try to find a Saturday Night Special handgun that has been involved in multiple shootings, including a homicide, before anyone else gets hurt.

Season 3, Episode 16: The Hunting Ground

20 January 1975
Mike gets a new partner he shares a lot of common interest with. But Luke is a man obsessed, blurring the lines between law and vengeance. When Mike fears he'll become just like him, he quits. Terry pleads with him to change his mind. Mike realizes he is a good cop.

Season 3, Episode 17: Solomon's Dilemma

27 January 1975
A young couple is afraid to go to the police after the child that they illegally adopted is kidnapped by his biological parents.

Season 3, Episode 18: Angel

3 February 1975
An acquaintance from Jill's hometown comes looking to be a model or actress. She hooks up with an "agent" who gets her a lead in a Porto film. But Angel has a health problem that could endanger her.

Season 3, Episode 19: The Shield

10 February 1975
An officer is shot and killed by a man who assaulted a woman in her home. Officer Webster isn't sure if the man they've arrested for the crime is the right man even though the victim and three officer's at the scene positively identify him.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Off. Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Off. Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker

Michael Ashe ... Carl Carpenter

Don 'Red' Barry ... Sgt. Logan (as Donald Barry)

Jonathan Goldsmith ... Como / Walter (as Jonathan Goldsmith Lippe)
Frank Lugo ... Sgt. Pilar

Ralph Meeker ... Officer Menteer
Parke Perine ... Artie
Barbara Rucker ... Sharon Carpenter

Robert Shayne ... Man on Stretcher
Montana Smoyer ... Tarot Card Fortune Teller

Season 3, Episode 20: S.W.A.T.

17 February 1975
Terry respond to a call about man with a gun holding some people captive. Terry tries to talk to the man but SWAT shows up and they take over. Terry tells the leader, Lt. Harrelson that he thinks he can talk to the man but Harrelson says he's taking over and they bust in and shoot the man. Terry thinks he could have talked the man out. Ryker then informs them that they need to take some SWAT training and when Terry learns he will have to be under Lt. Harrelson he asks Ryker is he can be excluded. But Ryker says it's mandatory. And when he meets the man he continues to question his methods.

Season 3, Episode 21: A Deadly Image

24 February 1975
Ryker meets a young girl and takes a liking to her. They bond. She has a boyfriend who has ties to a criminal. He wants him to help him spring someone who's in custody. He then asks his girlfriend to ask Ryker to get him transferred to a hospital. But something goes wrong and the man is killed. The criminal blames him and orders him killed and his girlfriend sees them and gets away and goes on the run.

Season 3, Episode 22: Cliffy

3 March 1975
A young mentally - challenged man witnesses a murder. Written by Mark Slade, who plays Cliffy and directed by Georg Stanford Brown, who plays Terry. Cliff's dream is to be a policeman. In the meantime, the killers keep an eye on Cliffy, while prejudiced neighbors want him to move out.

Season 3, Episode 23: Nightmare

17 March 1975
On a rainy night, Jill has a car accident and is rescued by a young man who claims to be a doctor. She has temporary amnesia, but dreams of Mike. Meanwhile, Chris and Terry are put on the lookout for an escaped mental patient who fancies himself a doctor.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Lamb to the Slaughter

9 September 1975
Officer Danko and his wife are invited to a neighbors traditional Greek Easter dinner. Being tight on cash Danko "borrows" a lamb from a petting zoo in LA and it is used as one of the key ingredients in his neighbors gape leaves dish.

Season 4, Episode 2: Reading, Writing and Angel Dust

16 September 1975
When a youth leaps to his death, the Rookies enlist the aid of another kid to trace the drug source.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Off. Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Off. Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker
Richard Balin ... Doctor

Jean Byron ... Mrs. Mullins (as Jeane Byron)
Peter Elbling ... Doc Merton (as Harold Oblong)

Dennis Erdman ... Damon
Ty Henderson ... Andy
Mitzi Hoag ... Marge Johnson

Beth Howland ... Mrs. Ross

Sherry Hursey ... Shirley

Amy Irving ... Cindy Mullins

Scott Jacoby ... Frankie
Dennis Kort
Ray Underwood ... Ralph

Season 4, Episode 3: One-Way Street to Nowhere

23 September 1975
A gang of thieves and gun runners take Terry hostage to trade for their hospitalized leader. Mike is seriously wounded during the arrest. The leader attempts to break out. How will Terry survive?

Season 4, Episode 4: Someone Who Cares

30 September 1975
The Rookies receive poor ratings and their program is threatened with cancellation. Sgt. Ryker orders the Rookies to search Hollywood to find someone who cares.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker

Michael Cristofer ... Charlie Phillips

Robert Emhardt ... Tandy
Bryan Englund ... Mickey
Bruce Fairbairn ... Officer Chris Owens
John J. Fox ... Evans

Nancy Fox ... Alice

Johnny Haymer ... Brad Corby
Hilda Haynes ... Policewoman
Jacquelyn Hyde ... Cissy Austin

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Britt Lind ... Karen Austin (as Brit Lind)
Len Ross ... Sgt. Morelli
Vern Rowe ... John
Kario Salem ... Aldon Phillips

Bill Zuckert ... Killy

Season 4, Episode 5: Ladies Day

7 October 1975
After Jill Danko and one of the doctors from the hospital are taken hostage at the women's prison farm, officers Danko, Webster, Owens, and Sgt. Ryker are called in to diffuse the situation.

Season 4, Episode 6: Reign of Terror

14 October 1975
Officer Chris is wounded on duty and Hank witnesses it but he is afraid to come forward for fear of harm to either him or his family.

Season 4, Episode 7: Death Lady

21 October 1975
A female officer is partnered with a male officer who encounter a gang of jewelry store robbers who kill the male officer. The female officer is blamed for the male officer's death and given the nickname Death Lady.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker

Susanne Benton ... Nancy Franklin
Bruce Fairbairn ... Officer Chris Owens

Alan Feinstein ... Steve Granger
Richard Gittings ... Security Guard (as Dick Gittings)

Katherine Helmond ... Joyce Lanson

Joseph Hindy ... Miles Backer

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Paul Koslo
Pepper Martin ... Dan Stokley
Dave Shelley ... Parkins

Ray Stewart ... Simpkins
Joanne Strauss ... Mrs. Stokley (as Jo Anne Strauss)

Season 4, Episode 8: Measure of Mercy

28 October 1975
A child at the hospital where Jill works is in critical condition and is about to be operated on. And they need a lot of blood for the operation. Fortunately there a sufficient supply in the blood bank. Jill is passing by when she's a guy take the blood out of the cooler. Jill asks him what is he doing, he then knocks her out and takes the blood. The guys upon learning what happened tries to find the blood because the child needs. They are told that who stole it plans to sell it. So the press learns about this and announces how much the blood could be worth. So the guys who stole thinking the man whom they stole it for is short changing them decides to take some of it back till the man sells it and gives them a cut.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Off. Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Off. Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker
Anne Bloom ... Midge Warren

Lee Bryant ... Newscaster
Fritzi Burr ... Landlady

Didi Conn ... Young Woman
Joseph DiSante ... Doctor
Thad Geer ... Tad Warren

Harold Gould ... Dr. Asmos
Claude Jones ... Bartender

Martin Kove ... Jimmy Jay
Daryle Ann Lindley ... Nurse

Cleavon Little ... Cully Ames
Dorothy Ross ... Mrs. Hansen

George Wallace ... Bracken (as George D. Wallace)

Season 4, Episode 9: A Time to Mourn

4 November 1975
Officer's Owens and Danko track down the man who raped Owens's sister. But the tables are turned on Officer Owens when the rapist claims police brutality during his arrest. Meanwhile Kim Owens struggles to cope with her feelings and her faith after the attack.

Season 4, Episode 10: The Institutional Man

11 November 1975
A repentant ex-con out on parole is tracked down by his former associates to aid in a robbery.

Season 4, Episode 11: Invitation to a Rumble

18 November 1975
A gang leader from Terry's old neighborhood runs him down in a speeding car. Loyalty within the gang is strained as Terry is still well regarded in the community and none want to see him die or their gang brother jailed.

Season 4, Episode 12: Reluctant Hero

25 November 1975
A rookie officer (John Ritter) is unsure if he can live up to his father's super cop image. He trips and takes down a world class hired killer leading the assassin to make the rookie his next target.

Season 4, Episode 13: Dead Heat

2 December 1975
Terry and Chris become locked in the sweltering heat of a local department store over night during a stand off with three armed criminals.

Season 4, Episode 14: The Voice of Thunder

9 December 1975
Chris and Terry remember seeing the same girl at the scenes of several Sunday bombings terrorizing the city.

Season 4, Episode 15: The Code Five Affair

16 December 1975
Terry and Chris bust a drug operation, but the drug organization uses an elaborate scheme to get their heroin back, involving a pretty girl to con Chris out of information on a scheduled transfer. The heist is successful and Chris investigates the girl to discover if she was in on it or was also being used.

Season 4, Episode 16: Shadow of a Man

23 December 1975
A veteran cop whose partner is killed during a robbery attempt steals some of the money to improve his home life.

Season 4, Episode 17: Eye for an Eye

30 December 1975
Former Vietnam helicoptor pilot Mike Danko is kidnapped by a POW who is focused on revenge.

Season 4, Episode 18: Sudden Death

6 January 1976
A man, imprisoned for 18 years for a crime he didn't commit, vows revenge on the men who sent him there.

Season 4, Episode 19: From Out of the Darkness

20 January 1976
There's a robbery and the security guard there is killed. Terry shows up and sees that the man who was killed is the father of the girl he was once involved with. While the robbers are being sought, Terry goes to see the man's daughter. He recalls how he met her. She's blind and a musician. When they were getting serious, her father spoke to him and told Terry that she's never been self reliant and is worried what will happen when he's gone. He tells Terry that she was going to go a school for blind musicians which is wanted to do till she met Terry. So he asks Terry to let her go which he does. When he goes to see her and tell her about her father someone tries to kill her. Terry's concerned that the robbers tried to kill her. Question is why?

Season 4, Episode 20: The Mugging

27 January 1976
A trio of junkies mug and brutalize a middle aged woman. As she lingers near death and legal issues keep the criminals on the street, her doctor son spirals into increasing anger.

Georg Stanford Brown ... Officer Terry Webster

Sam Melville ... Officer Mike Danko
Bruce Fairbairn ... Off. Chris Owens

Kate Jackson ... Jill Danko

Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Ed Ryker
Jack Bernardi ... Max Weisman
Mary Ann Chinn ... Linda Reese (as Mary Ann Chin)
Betty Cole ... Mrs. Mellon

Stephen Davies ... David Parker
André Pavon ... Sal Molina (as Andre Pavon)

John Rubinstein ... Dr. Richard Komansky
David Sabin ... Gunshop Proprietor

Peg Shirley ... Anna Komansky

Season 4, Episode 21: Blue Movie, Blue Death

24 February 1976
The rookies go undercover to investigate a syndicate backed film company that is responsible for the deaths of some of its actors.

Season 4, Episode 22: Deliver Me from Innocence

2 March 1976
A 16yr old boy gets involved with a junkie and ends up getting blamed for the addict's crimes.

Season 4, Episode 23: Journey to Oblivion

30 March 1976
A rich young man murders his bookie with Jill as the only eyewitness. He hires a professional criminal to help him abduct and kill her.

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