Lt. Jake Donner dies of a mysterious, highly contagious virus a few days after returning from Europe. Starsky and Hutch try to hunt down the only patient who has survived the disease, as he... See full summary »

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Lt. Jake Donner dies of a mysterious, highly contagious virus a few days after returning from Europe. Starsky and Hutch try to hunt down the only patient who has survived the disease, as he holds the only possibility of a cure. Unfortunately, he is an international hit man who does not want to be found. Written by LauraY16

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19 November 1977 (USA)  »

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After chasing Callendar and they lose him, the camera pans left and right. When the camera pans to the right you can see a bearded man sitting in the back seat in the wing mirror of the Torino. See more »

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Melodrama
27 July 2016 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This story had some potential, but it failed to live up to it. Instead of being an exciting race against time, it plodded along slowly with a lot of meetings and yelling.

Starsky and Hutch start out trying to track down people who were exposed to a cop who died from the plague. Right away they mess up the time line in the dialog, because supposedly Starsky and Hutch spend 72 hours in isolation because of their exposure to the cop. But when they then go out on the street, following up on people the cop busted, they go around saying they were people the cop busted "yesterday". The guy's been dead at least three days. The doctors spend a lot of time, in numerous scenes, telling us about this virus and incubation times and how it was going to be spread and how people would be exposed, and then they seemed to break every one of their rules when it came to who got what when. How does Hutch, who got isolated for 72 hours and never gets exposed again, suddenly have it at the end of Part 1? And how come they then don't have to track down everyone HE contacted in the last 72 hours? It's stuff like that that makes the story ring so false that you can't get too excited about it.

It gets somewhat dramatic when the guys track down Patient A, the first guy with the virus (who is also an international hit-man). They cleverly do this by discovering and staking out the guy's target. But they lose him. This is about the last excitement we get from this two-part episode. On to Part 2, for even less exciting developments.


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