Reed returns from vacation with a bad case of sunburn and is in agony all day. Reed and Malloy deal with a traffic accident, drug dealer, robbery suspect, and help rescue two boys from the water whose boat capsized.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Bill Johnson
Mr. Hayes
William Boyett ...
Alice Backes ...
Estelle Graybill
Thomas A. Geas ...
Theodore Gunderson (as Tom Geas)
Joseph Mell ...
Sam Chu Lin ...
Fred Stromsoe ...


After a weekend break during an Indian summer, Reed returns to work with a problem: he has a sunburn, even on the tops of his feet, as he fell asleep outside. While Reed, who decides to do regular patrol rather than request desk duty, does whatever he can to avoid sun exposure, Malloy, being the good partner that he is, tries to accommodate Reed whenever he can without compromising their work. While on patrol, they are alerted to a fender bender where one of the vehicles is on fire. They are most concerned with the personal safety of the two drivers involved, one who is unconscious behind the wheel. After their lunch break which Reed uses to recuperate from the burn, they pull over a driver whose turn cut off a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The discussion with the driver doesn't do Reed any good with regard to forgetting about his burn. Next, they are clandestinely flagged down by Charlie, one of their snitches, who tells them about what he believes is excessive drug use in an abandoned ... Written by Huggo

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19 February 1974 (USA)  »

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When the two boys who were rescued from the lake are given CPR, the outdated Holger Nielsen method is used. By 1974, the LAPD should have been using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. See more »

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