Adam-12: Season 6, Episode 8

Training Division: The Rookie (7 Nov. 1973)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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A rookie officer with a know-it-all attitude poses serious problems for officers Malloy, Reed and Wells.



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Episode complete credited cast:
John Elerick ...
George Barrett
Officer Grant (as Bill Elliott)
William Boyett ...
Elwood Thompson
Ines Pedroza ...
Teller (as Inez Pedroza)
Craig Hanawald
Fred Stromsoe ...
Don Ross ...
Investigator Kincaid
Alfred Shelly ...
Gary Crosby ...


The opening scene shows a traffic stop of two suspected armed robbers gone tragically wrong; pull back to see that it is actually a training exercise at the police academy. Later, one of the rookie officers who was at the demonstration - Officer George Barrett - bungles the arrest of an elderly man suspected of robbing the bank. Malloy and Wells are upset with Barrett for his reluctance to go through the proper procedures in arresting the man, even though he appeared harmless (the suspect did not display a weapon and merely presented a note requesting $1 million). Later, Mac, Malloy and Reed talk about what happened, with Mac noting that this is another in a growing series of Barrett's serious mistakes and that he seems unwilling to learn or take good advice. Later, the officers are called to a grocery store, where a madman has planted an explosive device inside a cereal box, and the bomb will detonate within the hour. The officers eventually corner the suspect, who holds another man ... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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7 November 1973 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A camera and cameraman on a dolly are visible reflected in the window following Reed and Malloy outside the grocery store during the bomb threat. See more »

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