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Episode List


Season 5

22 Sep. 1978
Heartaches of a Fool
Jim finds that a country music star, corrupt union boss and Chinese triad all have one thing in common with why Rocky ended in hospital after his rig was forced off the road: sausages.
29 Sep. 1978
Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead
A doctor's murder has direct connections to the Mob, and Jim comes to the assistance of hooker friend Rita Capcovik (Rita Moreno) when she finds herself entangled in it.
6 Oct. 1978
The Jersey Bounce
Wrongly accused of beating a man to death, Jim discovers the best legal advice he can find is from disbarred lawyer John Cooper.
20 Oct. 1978
White on White and Nearly Perfect
Handsome, charmed PI Lance White (Tom Selleck) may speak lines that sound like they're from a 1940s B movie, but everyone is so attracted to him they hang on his every word. That is, everyone except Jim.
27 Oct. 1978
Kill the Messenger
When an already overly stressed Dennis Becker is lumped with the unwelcome task of finding out who murdered Deputy Chief Towne's unfaithful wife, Jim decides to lend a hand in the investigation.
3 Nov. 1978
A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights
Jim is forced to babysit Chicago ex-cop, now celebrity, "Frank Falcone," who has a television show and toy line. Falcone isn't easy to babysit, and things get dicey when some old Chicago "friends" of Falcone show up to complicate things.
10 Nov. 1978
Three Day Affair with a Thirty Day Escrow
After being strong-armed by an Arab sheik and his goons, and getting no help from the police, Jim decides to track down the two people who caused his trouble: a soft-voiced gigolo and the sheik's naive daughter.
17 Nov. 1978
The Empty Frame
At a swank party, attended by some of LA's high society and police dept. VIPs, in honor of Angel's brother-in-law, Aaron, being made Chief of Police, a robbery takes place, while Lt. Doug Chapman is in charge of security. Desperate to get back into good graces with his superiors, Chapman swallows his pride and asks Rockford to help him.
24 Nov. 1978
Black Mirror: Part 1
A blind psychologist, who is being terrorized by an unknown stalker, turns to Jim for help.
24 Nov. 1978
Black Mirror: Part 2
Rockford's investigation of psychologist Megan Dougherty's stalker leads him to one of her patients who may have a split personality - one of which is a paid killer.
1 Dec. 1978
A Fast Count
Jim puts up his dukes and steps forward to help a boxing coach who has been framed with bribery and murder.
8 Dec. 1978
Local Man Eaten by Newspaper
Jim could use some saintly guidance when he goes undercover on a scandal rag that is getting confidential medical information on a doctor's famous, and infamous, patients.
5 Jan. 1979
With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket Be Far Behind?
A fashion model friend of Jim is found dead on the ground below her balcony. The police believe it's suicide, but having gotten a desperate phone call from her, Jim believes it's murder.
12 Jan. 1979
The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar
Ignorant that he's been driving a hot Cadillac with an illegal stash of guns in the trunk, leads Jim into rubbing shoulders with the FBI and the Company.
19 Jan. 1979
Jim finds his guilty conscience being manipulated by a former fiancee, who asks him to find out who is threatening her life.
25 Jan. 1979
The Deuce
Having Jim doing jury duty leads to a mistrial and his being hired to investigate the case of pedestrian hit by a drunk-driver that brought the accused to court.
10 Feb. 1979
The Man Who Saw the Alligators
If having the IRS wanting to do an audit isn't bad enough, a gangster Jim helped put in prison is out on parole and wants a pound of his flesh in revenge.
17 Feb. 1979
The Return of the Black Shadow
A gang of bikers beat up Jim and assault John Cooper's sister, leading Coop to seek vengeance by returning to a darker period in his past when he was in a biker gang.
24 Feb. 1979
A Material Difference
Jim finds himself being dragged into a complicated situation when Angel's con job as a hit man for hire goes awry.
3 Mar. 1979
Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job: Part 1
When a corrupt businessman uses extortion to force Richie Brockleman's father to sell him his business for a paltry amount, Richie goes to Jim for advice on how to get back at him with a con job.
3 Mar. 1979
Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job: Part 2
Richie's father has been swindled by a man named Coombs. Jim assembles together a disparate group of con-artists in a complicated scheme using Coombs' anxieties, and even the "Curse" of King Tut, to save Mr. Brockelman from ruin.
13 Apr. 1979
A Different Drummer
While in hospital after a car accident, Jim stumbles across a black market for vital organs.

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