Protesters are protesting at a nuclear weapon plant and the CHP prepares for crowd control. The protesters include Sgt. Getraer's daughter Ellen. A young boy is hit by a car and Poncherello suspects child abuse when he sees bruises. Harlan announces he is leaving for the LAPD.
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This is the last time the early 1970's model Firebird that was owned by Poncherello is seen. It is driven by Hal, the stepfather of the boy. Poncherello used this car for several seasons until he got a 1980's model in Season 6. See more
The bus crashes en route to the demonstration. CHP officers would be at the demonstration site well in advance of any protesters or workers, yet they are shown still on patrol. In the prior scene, the clock in the CHP squad room read about 8:50 AM, well past when workers would be arriving for day jobs. Later at the plant, Getraer says it is 8 o'clock, and it is clearly morning so it is 8 AM. See more