CHiPs: Season 4, Episode 17

New Guy in Town (15 Mar. 1981)

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There's a new rookie officer working with the CHP. A man is trying to avenge his brother's death by trying to kill Ponch and Jon.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Connelly ...
Martin Beck
Officer Jebediah Turner
Lance Gordon ...
Brodie Greer ...
T.C. Hunsacker
Lina Beck
Randi Oakes ...
Ernest Sarracino ...
Lou Wagner ...


There's a new rookie officer working with the CHP. A man is trying to avenge his brother's death by trying to kill Ponch and Jon.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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5 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In New Guy In Town starts with Jon training a new motor officer, Theodore Carlton "T.C." Hunsacker. The CHP wonder about his immaculate record especially in terms of his efficiency.

Back in the residential area, the station wagon that cut T.C. off pulls into the driveway of a home where the van is parked. In conversation, we learn that the driver of the van is Martin Beck, the identical twin brother of a man that was killed while being pursued by Jon and Ponch years prior. The driver of the station wagon was his wife, Lina. Martin, an explosives expert, plans to avenge the death of his brother by killing Jon and Ponch.

Later out on patrol, Martin is following Ponch and Jon. He sets the timer on the bomb planted in Ponch's saddlebag. An erratic driver weaves in and out of traffic, and the duo pursues. Moments later, Martin speed up towards them, and Jon recognizes the van in his rear view mirror. They break the chase with the erratic driver and chase him instead. Back at Central, T.C. gets confirmation that there is indeed a third twin that could be after Ponch and Jon.Then Jon notices that Ponch's saddlebag is unlatched. He alerts Ponch, and he opens it and sees the bomb. Ponch jumps over to Jon's motor. Ponch's motor continues rolling on its own. Martin Beck pulls off the road and jumps out as he sees Ponch's motor heading towards him. The motor explodes as it hits the van, causing the van to explode. They arrest Martin Beck.

The episode is interesting since we have a citizen intending to kill Jon and Ponch and a new officer who happens to be extremely efficient when it comes to doing his job.Although the new officer becomes a subject of discussion among the CHP officers,he does indeed become a team player by helping them in capturing law violators and offenders especially Martin Beck.The message of team work in this episode is presented very well.

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