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1979

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
Guilt
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.
 
28 Sep. 1979
Paradise Cove
Jim's Malibu neighbourhood becomes the site of a treasure hunt for a stash of gold bullion, stolen fifty years earlier.
 
12 Oct. 1979
Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 1
Jim rubs shoulders with royalty when a princess hires him because she believes someone is trying to kill her friend.
 
12 Oct. 1979
Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 2
Rockford continues to investigate why someone is after Kendall and discovers the person responsible is the last person anyone would have expected.
 
19 Oct. 1979
Only Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die: Part 1
Jim senses something is out of tune while looking into the disappearance of a rock star's producer.
 
26 Oct. 1979
Only Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die: Part 2
While consoling his morose love-lorn friend Eddie, Jim continues to look for the missing producer. He eventually finds his body but the presumed killer is not whom he had expected.
 
9 Nov. 1979
Love Is the Word
Jim reconnects with Dr. Megan Dougherty and discovers she is engaged to another man. When she believes he is missing Jim agrees to help her, despite the fact he disapproves of her engagement and for his feelings for Megan.
 
16 Nov. 1979
Nice Guys Finish Dead
The special guest of a P.I. convention dinner is found murdered in the restroom, and Jim unhappily finds himself once more having to team up with flawless Lance White, while accident prone Freddie Beamer tags along.
 
23 Nov. 1979
The Hawaiian Headache
Jim is tricked into believing he's won a trip to Hawaii, when it really turns out to be doing a favor for an old army pal in the CIA.
 
30 Nov. 1979
No-Fault Affair
Rita Capkovic comes to Jim for help after her former pimp has beaten her up for refusing to work for him again. As Jim helps Rita recover she begins to see him as more than just as a friend, to the concern of everyone.
 
7 Dec. 1979
The Big Cheese
Rockford gets a phone call telling him to expect a package in the mail. Two hoods then murder the caller and go to Rockford's trailer to await the package's arrival. When the package is a wheel of cheese the mystery only gets deeper.
 
14 Dec. 1979
Just a Coupla Guys
Rockford flies to Newark for a case and is robbed, leaving him stranded at the police station. Jim is caught in the middle of a mob war when 2 mooks, looking to make a name for themselves, get involved and complicate everything.
 

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