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Season 3

9 Sep. 1974
An Ugly Way to Die
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.
23 Sep. 1974
Key Witness
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.
30 Sep. 1974
Legacy of Death
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.
7 Oct. 1974
Death at 6 A.M.
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.
21 Oct. 1974
Walk a Tightrope
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.
28 Oct. 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.
4 Nov. 1974
Johnny Lost His Gun
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.
11 Nov. 1974
Prelude to Vengeance
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.
18 Nov. 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.
25 Nov. 1974
The Old Neighborhood
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.
2 Dec. 1974
A Test of Courage
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?
9 Dec. 1974
The Assassin
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 ...
16 Dec. 1974
Blue Christmas
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.
30 Dec. 1974
Take Over
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.
13 Jan. 1975
The Saturday Night Special
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.
20 Jan. 1975
The Hunting Ground
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.
27 Jan. 1975
Solomon's Dilemma
A young couple is afraid to go to the police after the child that they illegally adopted is kidnapped by his biological parents.
3 Feb. 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.
10 Feb. 1975
The Shield
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.
17 Feb. 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...
24 Feb. 1975
A Deadly Image
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.
3 Mar. 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.
17 Mar. 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.

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