Starsky and Hutch continue to uncover the clues that will lead them to the Las Vegas Strangler. Hutch helps his troubled friend Jack while Starsky enjoys a brief encounter with a beautiful showgirl with a heartbreaking back story.
In this double episode, after a ship's purser is murdered, Starsky and Hutch pose as onboard entertainment directors Hack & Zack to unravel a mystery involving cocaine, the syndicate, and a homicide witness who may not be who she appears to be. During their travels they contend with the Bayside Singles Club, explosives, Huggerini the Incredible, and a chase with a dune buggy.
When Starsky and Hutch and two other cops are chasing some criminals, a woman is killed in the crossfire. The whole thing is ruled as an accident and the woman's husband doesn't take it well. When the two cops are killed, they suspect the husband. They learn that the man is a government agent who was laid off by his employers.
An investigation of brutal assaults leads Starsky and Hutch to Arty Solkin, a Fagin-like character who seems to be manipulating a troubled teen. When Arty targets Hutch, will his girlfriend, Abigail, be safe?
Molly "Pete" Edwards, a young girl living with her alcoholic, ex-con father, finds herself suddenly orphaned just before Christmas. Will Starsky and Hutch be there to help her when her father's partners in crime come looking for her?
In retaliation for arresting the mass murdering cult leader Simon Marcus, Starsky is kidnapped and held prisoner in a secret cult compound. Can Hutch decipher Marcus' cryptic clues and find his friend before Starsky is sacrificed?
Starsky and Hutch are assigned to protect a criminal who's suppose to testify against his associates. But someone kills him. Later the man who kills him claims to have no remorse because the man killed his wife. But when they check him they find out that he doesn't exist and neither did his wife. And when he tries to show them all the things he remembers like the hospital he was in, which turns out to be a convent. And the bank account he withdrew from which doesn't exist. They wonder what is going on.
Terry Nash confesses to assassinating a mob boss turned informant just before he was about to testify, in retaliation for his wife's murder. Starsky and Hutch discover that everything Terry remembers is not real, and they work to unravel an elaborate conspiracy with the help of Huggy's pilot friend "The Black Baron."
George Prudholm, who previously appeared in the season 1 episode "Pariah," has a grudge against Starsky. His desire for revenge puts Starsky's girlfriend, Terry Roberts, a special education teacher, in the line of fire.
The title of this show sums up viewers' attitudes toward it (this was the lowest-rated "Starsky and Hutch" ever), as their flamboyant informant Huggy Bear goes into business on his own with an aspiring white private eye in an unsold spinoff-series pilot.
A cadre of corrupt cops is taking the law into its own hands, acting as judge, jury and executioner on hardened criminals freed by a soft judicial system. Starsky plays a disgruntled cop in order to infiltrate the vigilante group.
A Costa Rican seamstress is murdered in the garment district, but an immigration official seeks to squash Starsky and Hutch's investigation, which interference only stirs their suspicions and strengthens their resolve to catch the killer.
Country music star Lynn Anderson guest stars as Sue Ann Grainger, a country singer stalked by a gravelly voiced psychopath who insists she owes him $10,000. Stalling the investigation is Grainger's resisting Starsky & Hutch's offer to help.
It's double the fun but double the danger when Starsky and Hutch look-alikes hit the streets in an imitation Striped Tomato and terrorize citizens. Can the real Starsky and Hutch nab the knockoffs before having their badges yanked?