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1977

4 Jan. 1977
The Godson
When his namesake godson is picked up as one of a gang of youths extorting money from a storekeeper, Kojak tries to intervene and keep the boy from going further into crime. But the smooth talking leader of a major hijacking gang plans to use the boy as part of his group and take advantage of his ties to Kojak.
 
11 Jan. 1977
The Condemned
After finding his wife beaten to death in her apartment, a has-been boxer and his drug-addicted friend take refuge in a church and hold the priest and two women as hostages.
 
18 Jan. 1977
When You Hear the Beep, Drop Dead
While catching a pair of burglars breaking into an apartment, Kojak and his detectives stumble across an apparent plan by the prostitute occupying the apartment to kill her lover. But actually, the prostitute doesn't exist and has simply been created as the patsy by a woman intent on killing her husband.
 
25 Jan. 1977
I Was Happy Where I Was
Frustrated by the inability of the police to stop protection rackets that are harassing his community, a Puerto Rican undercover cop decides to join with some of the local street groups that want to mete out their own justice with the mobsters.
 
1 Feb. 1977
Kojak's Days: Part 1
Kojak and his detectives try to identify the dead man found in the trunk of a Rolls Royce, while also searching for: 1) a woman who admits to killing her husband and plans to kill herself, 2) an armed youth who is on the streets looking for the pushers who've gotten his mother hooked, and 3) a prostitute who a religious fanatic accuses of accosting him.
 
8 Feb. 1977
Kojak's Days: Part 2
Kojak and his detectives continue to search for the distraught woman who killed her husband before she also kills herself. Meanwhile, the killers of the man found in the trunk are ordered to find his body to prove to their boss that he is dead, and more killings result. The detectives also continue their search for an armed youth and a prostitute, while a man begs Kojak to keep his son out of getting deeper into trouble.
 
15 Feb. 1977
Monkey on a String
A down-on-his-luck cop starts taking money from a crime boss for dirty deals.
 
22 Feb. 1977
Kiss It All Goodbye
Crocker shoots a bystander while a robbery is going down, and the woman is paralyzed.
 
8 Mar. 1977
Lady in the Squadroom
Kojak is unhappy when McNeil insists an attractive woman Detective joins the team. But the hostility between them begins to wane when they begin a murder investigation. In this tale of Murder and drug dealing, Detective Jo Long eventually wins over the respect of her male colleagues.
 
15 Mar. 1977
Sister Maria
When her sister is killed before she was able to testify against a drug dealer, a nun takes it upon herself to bring the man to justice, by simply following him everywhere in the hope that he'll be driven to do something.
 
22 Mar. 1977
Another Gypsy Queen
A woman in a Gypsy clan disguises herself and comes to Kojak with false information regarding a serial killer. She is doing this to stop members of another clan from killing a man who they think betrayed them to the Communists several years before, resulting in the deaths of several family members.
 
2 Oct. 1977
The Queen of Hearts Is Wild
Kojak is ordered not to interfere with a Federal investigation when he locates a witness to the killing of a police officer in pursuit of the man who murdered a store owner. The killer is caught but will soon be released without her identification. Kojak learns that she is the girlfriend of a mobster who is known for his extreme violence. Kojak's problem? Get her cooperation, jail the mobster and secure her testimony without jeopardizing the Federal case.
 
9 Oct. 1977
A Strange Kind of Love
A taxicab driver listens to a female late-night talk-radio host during his beat. The host frequently inveighs against evildoers in the city, and the psychotic driver decides to take her up on it - stalking the people who she names and gunning them down.
 
16 Oct. 1977
Laid Off
A New York City budget crisis results in "last hired, first fired" for a friend of Kojak's who had recently joined the police force. As the rookie's bills mount, he winds up in debt to a numbers-running gang as well and joins it, secretly feeding information to Kojak from inside the gang.
 
23 Oct. 1977
Cry for the Kids
A teenager accidentally kills a gangster's hired hand while robbing him, only to have a rival gangster hire him to take out the competition in order to gain control over the neighborhood.
 
30 Oct. 1977
Once More from Birdland
A singer helps clear her father of a murder for which he was imprisoned 14 years earlier.
 
6 Nov. 1977
Caper on a Quiet Street
A year ago, a gang of thieves knocked over a bank, killed three people and got away with $6 million. They then split up, leaving one member to hide the loot. Now that the heat has died down, the gang plans to reunite and divide the cash. The bag man, however, is recognized by a cop and suffers a fatal heart attack while running away. The thieves decide to scour the neighborhood where the bag man died, and eventually focus on an apartment building which they invade with assault rifles. Kojak, trying to slip into the building, is cornered by a woman who used to be the ...
 
13 Nov. 1977
Letters of Death
Anonymous messages begin turning up informing a model that someone close to her is in danger of being murdered.
 
20 Nov. 1977
Tears for All Who Love Her
A femme fatale in the truest sense of the term persuades her gangster husband's bodyguard to help her murder him. Kojak, formerly involved with her, turns the investigation over to Crocker (but continues to act behind the scenes). The mob boss suspects the widow and orders a hit; she continues to wield her wiles on all concerned. The murder weapon, with her fingerprints, is still around though, and both Kojak and Crocker are in on the arrest.
 
4 Dec. 1977
The Summer of '69: Part 1
A young woman is found stabbed to death in the trunk of a car, the MO that of the serial murderer who terrorized Manhattan some eight years earlier (the summer of '69). The main suspect as the "Clothesline Killer" was shot and killed by Kojak while trying to escape. Theo (and his bosses) then question whether or not he killed the right man, especially after more bodies start turning up.
 
10 Dec. 1977
The Summer of '69: Part 2
Kojak goes on vacation to continue to work the case after being told he's transferred to administration and during the course of his investigation he reunites with several people who were in his life during the original case, including a young woman with whom he had a brief affair.
 
17 Dec. 1977
Case Without a File
Kojak investigates the murder of a private detective.
 
24 Dec. 1977
I Could Kill My Wife's Lawyer
Everett Coughlin is a divorce attorney, a Satan in a business suit, who mercilessly harasses a cop (whose wife he represents). Even his client doesn't know some of the lawyer's tricks, such as hiring a thug to bomb the cop's pleasure boat. The bomber is killed when the bomb explodes prematurely; Kojak, the cop and the cop's wife team to try to put the attorney out of business and hopefully in jail.
 

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