Follow two Los Angeles police officers as they patrol the streets of Southern California. Adam-12 was the first series to realistically portray the joys/frustrations of being a police officer in the late 1960's-early 1970's. This attention to detail made the show a catalyst for uncounted numbers of people to enter the law enforcement/EMS agencies when they became adults. TRIVIA: Adam-12 was the radio call number of the unit that Malloy & Reed worked. In Los Angeles, the first digit (1), represented the division assigned. "Adam" is the LAPD designation for a 2-person patrol unit; "12" was the beat area assigned. (Although, Malloy & Reed could be seen patrolling the streets anywhere in L.A. from Downtown to the Valley, they retained the number division #1, no matter where they were). The police station used throughout the series was the newly-built (at the time) Rampart Station.
Nashville Beat (1989) (TV Movie)
A widower LAPD detective comes to Nashville and teams up with his old partner to stop rising gang problems headed by a dangerous man.
Log 001: The Impossible Mission
Pilot Episode: Working out of a patrol car designated "Adam-12," Officers Malloy and Reed perform a typical day's work, which includes a high speed auto-chase, the capture of two robbers, and an emergency call to save a suffocating baby. Malloy decides to turn in his badge after his young partner was killed a few weeks earlier. But at the end of the shift, he comes around and decides that he can't let inexperienced Jim Reed loose on another officer, so he decides not to leave the force.
Log 141: The Color TV Bandit
Officers Malloy and Reed attempt to save two small victims of narcotic pills, and then pursue a long-sought burglary suspect in a foot chase.
Log 011: It's Just A Little Dent, Isn't It?
Officers Malloy and Reed are involved in a high speed chase, a murder case and a family dispute as they work the P.M. watch. Reed worries all evening that the small dent in the fender he caused while backing the car up for fuel might lead to termination, since he is still on probation.
Log 131: Reed, The Dicks Have Their Job And We Have Ours
Officers Malloy and Reed assist a young mother whose baby is threatened by a deranged man and they help a woman being harassed by a spiteful neighbor.
Log 091: You're Not The First Guy's Had The Problem
Officer Reed learns that a professional officer has to keep their emotions under control; even when confronted with an abusive drunk-driver, right after clearing an "officer down" call & finding his close friend from the Academy critically wounded.
Log 161: And You Want Me to Get Married!
Officers Malloy and Reed look for a robbery suspect, help a woman pinned under her crashed car and settle a family dispute, among other duties.
Log 071: I Feel Like a Fool, Malloy
Among other calls, Officers Malloy and Reed answer a loud noise complaint and discover a teen-age babysitter in desperate need of help.
Log 072: El Presidente
Malloy teases Reed about calculating the cost of a new house while their first baby is still 6 months away. In the meantime they settle a domestic dispute between arguing neighbors, help a taxi driver that was just robbed, and a local man mistaken as the President by a group of rural Mexicans. Finally, they must arrest a psychotic shooter holed up in his house.
Log 101: Someone Stole My Lawn
Reed gets Malloy to agree to an early dinner when his wife puts him on a low-cal diet. However, one after another event prevents them from going code 7 all night long. Events include the theft of a man's sod, stolen credit cards, and a suspected car theft.
Log 132: The Producer
Reed tries to pawn off his new litter of puppies to co-workers, strangers, even victims. The officers work a silent alarm, rescue a boy with his head stuck in a fence, and track down a prowler.
Log 111: Snake In The Trunk
Officers Reed and Malloy have to break apart a couple of feuding neighbors, attempt to find a stolen car with a boa constrictor in the trunk, and effect a rescue of two people from a house on fire.
Log 061: The Runaway
When officers Reed and Malloy get to a communal house occupied by hippies, they find a young girl, who has run away from home, extremely sick from narcotic use.
Log 122: The Thief Who Stole Christmas
On Christmas eve Reed and Malloy make rounds distributing police department donation packages to needy families, and pull many heartstrings.
Log 081: The Long Walk
After roll call, Reed and Malloy provide backup at a robbery, help a lost man return home, handle a call about a prowler, then respond to a silent alarm. Malloy demonstrates for Reed the importance of "officer presence".
Log 036: Jimmy Eisley's Dealing Smack
Reed volunteers to line up entertainment for the department party, just as Malloy needs to serve a subpoena on a famous singer. The team learns of a drug den from their informant and are handed the bust when detectives are too busy to look into it.
Log 062: Grand Theft Horse?
Reed and Malloy assist park rangers in catching a horse thief, a homesick Texan who was high on drugs at the time. The officers then chase two gunmen in a high speed pursuit.
Log 033: It All Happened So Fast
It's been a long night of patrol for Malloy and Reed. Just as the two tired officers are headed to the station to turn in for the night, shots are fired at the patrol car. In the blink of an eye, Reed kills whom he believes was the gunman. Back at the station, Reed undergoes a night of intensive questioning from the captain and lieutenant, as part of the superior officers' investigation into the incident. In the end, the captain confides in Reed that his story is credible and the rookie officer will likely be allowed back on patrol upon the completion of the investigation.
Log 112: You Blew It
Reed and Malloy make a routine traffic stop on a motorist. Before the NCIC check is completed, the dispatcher broadcasts a domestic dispute call in the two officers' patrol area; Reed and Malloy take the call and let the motorist go. Bad choice; the lieutenant soon calls the two errant officers in to scold them. Turns out the motorist had warrants out for his arrest on robbery and weapons charges. Malloy and Reed then come up with and carry out an ultimately successful plan to nab the wanted criminal.
Log 051: A Jumper - Code Two
Not long after an elderly woman insists that Reed and Malloy help adjust her television antenna, the officers are called to a high-rise hotel, where a suicidal man is determined to jump. Malloy incorrectly handles the situation and Mac harshly reprimands him the follow-up investigation.
Log 073: I'm Still A Cop
Malloy is a part-time student at a local college, where he suddenly finds himself in the middle of of a riot.
Log 102: We Can't Just Walk Away From It
A teenager is threatening to commit suicide and Malloy and Reed try to talk the troubled youth out of it.
Log 152: A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone
Malloy and Reed respond to a domestic disturbance, involving a man with a gun, with Officer Wells and his partner arrive on the scene as their backup. Not wanting to wait to follow proper procedure, Wells barges into the apartment, nearly getting shot to arrest the man. Afterwards, at the station, Wells brags about how criminals need to be put in their place and the police can't let them get away with anything. Concerned that rookie partner Reed may be picking up on Wells' habits, Malloy confronts Wells, telling him he is a negative influence on the younger officers and that, unless asked in the future, he is not to respond to their calls. Back on patrol, Reed tells Malloy how impressed he was with Wells handling of the situation. Malloy tells Reed, that in that situation, a dead cop is no help to the public or their partner. However, Wells' reckless habits catch up with him, when on a similar call as earlier, he again rushes toward the front door of the residence and is shot.
Log 012: He Was Trying to Kill Me
A "child-left-alone" call turns up a horrifying case of child neglect. A 6-year-old girl is left home with her baby brother and both parents are unable to provide for their children.
Log 172: Boy, The Things You Do For The Job
Malloy writes a young woman a traffic ticket and then is bombarded with attention and affection, all of which he doesn't want.
Log 092: Tell Him He Pushed Back a Little Too Hard
A couple of neighbors co-own a boat and continually fight over it so Malloy and Reed do their best to mediate this latest rift.
Log 022: So This Little Guy Goes Into This Bar
Malloy and Reed on patrol deal with a domestic dispute, the theft of a fur, and the noise from a loud party.
Log 15 -- Exactly One Hundred Yards
Malloy and Reed volunteer for the LAPD Olympics. There, they meet a youth who is in need of a positive role model.
Log 153 -- Find Me a Needle
The "Mulholland Mauler" is the object of a department wide search and several cars are assigned to patrol 'lovers lane' but more than one suspect ends up matching the description. How do they smoke out the Mauler?
Log 52 -- Good Cop: Handle with Care
A pair of freelance reporters are determined to do a story on police brutality, and harass Reed and Malloy as their marks. The officers warn the reporters to cease their behavior, but they don't and they end up causing a tragedy.
Log 23 -- Pig Is a Three Letter Word
A pair of black hoodlums shoot and kill a respected black couple during a grocery store robbery. Reed and Malloy sent in to ward off a potential riot, knowing that given the heightened racial tensions, the wrong thing said could spark deadly violence.
Log 83 -- A Different Thing
Malloy and Reed are called to investigate a hit-and-run incident that soon begins to look like a homicide.
Log 103 -- A Sound Like Thunder
Malloy and Reed double date on their day off to a ghost town only to be confronted by a motor cycle gang. It takes their quick police instincts to save the day as Mrs Reed gets too close to delivering the baby.
Log 63 -- Baby
Reed foolishly comes to work on the same day his wife is admitted to the hospital to give birth to their child. Reed continually attempts to contact his hospitalized wife but is always foiled by crime, timing or incompetence. Malloy just tries to get through the day.
Log 93 -- Once a Junkie
Malloy and Reed begin to suspect that their street informant has returned to using and is committing crimes to support his habit.
Log 123 -- Courtroom
A look at courtroom procedures, wherein a routine arrest on a traffic warrant uncovers a cache of narcotics. However, the suspect bases his defense that Reed was guilty of improper search and seizure.
Log 143 -- Cave
Malloy and Reed investigate a series of seemingly random thefts of odd items in a neighborhood. This episode was filmed around the the streets of Sylmar LA on Dronfield pl, Foothill Blvd, Sproule ave and on the the still under construction Foothill Freeway, The cave was in the Roxford st under pass next too the off ramp.
Log 142 -- As High as You Are
Malloy and Reed encounter a lion in an apartment building and investigate a break-in at a medical supply warehouse. Malloy fends off cop haters and maintains the peace.
Log 43 -- Hostage
Two armed convicts holding up a diner shoot Malloy who entered innocently, and hold him and other civilians hostage.
Log 34 - Astro
LAPD incorporates a helicopter unit into their patrols which helps Malloy and Reed track down armed criminals.
Log 14 -- S.W.A.T.
A rooftop sniper endangers the lives of people in a neighborhood, resulting in Malloy and Reed calling in the SWAT unit to secure the scene.
Log 64 -- Bottom of the Bottle
Alcohol related incidents and a suicide attempt keep Malloy and Reed busy on a Sunday afternoon.
Log 54 -- Impersonation
An investigator for the Rampart division is suspected of defrauding residents of their money. But is he really the guilty party, or is it a clever criminal who has assumed his identity?
Log 24 -- A Rare Occasion
Malloy and Reed deal with a purse snatcher focused on being jailed in time for dinner, a young boy on drugs with his dealer out to kill him, while enduring worry and concern over two policemen friends hospitalized in critical care resulting from a crackup in a high speed pursuit.
Log 124 -- Airport
Malloy and Reed respond to a drunk who has stolen a plane for a joyride, look for a 17 year old runaway, receive a call for a 2-11 in progress where they encounter two armed robbers, and track down a stolen 3-ton safe containing $10k that was booby-trapped by the owner against safe crackers.
Log 94 -- Vengeance
Malloy and Reed contend with an ambush aimed at them, search for a missing boy, track down a car thief who is being crushed by his loot, and deal with a recent parolee who has sworn revenge on Malloy.
Log 104 -- The Bomb
Malloy and Reed respond to a theft from a company that cannot disclose what was stolen because it is classified. Another call to the mysterious company reveals a bomb resulting in an appearance of a two man bomb squad.
Log 74 -- Light Duty
Malloy and Reed are on front desk duty because Malloy has a busted hand. A rally at a college campus gets rowdy requiring Reed to assist, leaving Malloy at the station desk worrying about Reed. Malloy's shift isn't all quiet as he captures two criminals who come in looking to see if their partner has been captured and other characters from LA-LA land.
Log 114 -- The Hero
Malloy and Reed respond to a fire where a young man, Lauro, saves a man trapped inside. When the police department and city wish to give him a citation, Lauro seems reluctant to receive it or any attention much to everyone's surprise. This raises questions in Malloy and Reed's minds so they pursue what is bothering Lauro. A concerned landlord reports suspicious in-activity from a tenant with heart trouble where Malloy and Reed arrive in time to give him CPR and save his life. Malloy attempts to keep his new hat clean, but finds it an impossibility.
Log 134 -- Child Stealer
Once Malloy and Reed get an aggressive dog out of the squad, they investigate the kidnapping of a child by its father, contend with an elderly miser who attempts to pay a bill with trading stamps, capture an escaped convict on a bus, and rescue a liquor delivery man from two serial van hijackers.
Log 144 -- Bank Robbery
Malloy and Reed respond to a domestic abuse call where they become the abused. Later they become suspicious of a man whose apartment has been burglarized, help a man who found the stolen hood and front fenders of his VW on another car, and complete their day catching bank robbers.
Log 44 -- Attempted Bribery
Malloy and Reed prove they cannot and will not be bribed, no matter how good the offer, resulting in desperation from a young man charged with his third drunk driving offense. An elderly man admits mercy killing his wife.
Log 173 -- Shoplift
Malloy and Reed track down a kooky female shoplifter involved in a cult-type relationship with a ego-maniacal spiritualist weirdo. Malloy gets help tracking her down from an old girlfriend.
Log 174 -- Loan Sharks
When a courageous teen-ager who comes forward to testify against loan-sharking racketeers is abducted, Officers Malloy and Reed must find him.
Log 35 -- Easy Bare Rider
Officers Malloy and Reed have to exercise all their wits when they encounter an amiable drunk driver who presents an unusual problem.
Log 95 -- Purse Snatcher
A teen-age purse snatcher thinks he can outwit the police and graduate to bigger crime.
Log 45 -- Bright Boy
An 11-year-old boy with a photographic memory assists Officers Malloy and Reed on a burglary case.
Log 65 -- Cigarettes, Cars and Wild, Wild Women
Reed and Malloy investigate a car theft ring, where pretty young women bait new car owners into giving them rides to a nearby convenience store (presumably to buy cigarettes). While the car owner is in the store, the women make off with their wheels. The cars are taken to a local chop shop, where they are disassembled for parts to be sold on the black market. As the officers make the arrests at the show's end, one of the women complains of being treated like "a common criminal," but Malloy refuses to give in.
Log 55 -- Missing Child
Officers Malloy and Reed search for a missing child whose disappearance becomes increasingly serious as time passes.
Log 75 -- Have a Nice Weekend
Malloy and Reed investigate a series of robberies, an arson attempt and a violent argument.
Log 105 -- Elegy for a Pig
One of the finest episodes in the series' run, Malloy (who narrates this episode, Jack Webb-style) recalls the rainy night his previous on-duty partner was killed during a robbery. But Malloy's story goes much deeper, as he relates the life of the slain officer, confiding that the officer was more than just his partner, but a loyal and trusted best friend with a young family. Malloy also remembers how he met Reed and the early days of their relationship (before Malloy and Reed became a team). The closing credits are shown over a black screen (in lieu of the usual side-by-side officers' badges) without the music, in apparent tribute to police officers who died in the line of duty.
Log 25 -- Indians
The officers search for a suspect involved in a series of bombings and investigate a bar fight.
Log 135 -- Arson
Officers Malloy and Reed encounter frustrating cases involving arson in the Rampart district, a family fight, and a dangerous mental patient.
Log 96 -- Pilgrimage
Christmas Eve brings mixed blessings for Officers Malloy and Reed when they have to arrest a sidewalk Santa Claus and launch a search for a small Indian child.
Log 85 -- Sign of the Twins
Officers Malloy and Reed contend with an antagonistic robbery victim, a nerve-wracked mother and a unique zoning case.
Log 175 -- Con Artists
Member of a family who specialize in phony home repairs, begin to prey on residents in Malloy and Reed's territory.
Log 115 -- Gang War
Singer Trini Lopez portrays a Mexican-American priest who calls in police in hopes of preventing a needless teenage gang fight.
Log 26 -- LEMRAS (Law Enforcement Manpower Resources Allocation System)
Two armed robbers take hostages in hopes of making a clean get away until Malloy and Reed thwart their plans. The officers then must contend with a group of burglaries committed by motorcycle riders. Computers help solve crimes.
Log 155 -- I.A.D.
Officers Malloy and Reed search for an elusive bar girl who might be able to clear a fellow officer accused of black-mail.
Log 66 -- The Vandals
A simple traffic violation turns into a serious case and a teen-age girl proves to be too popular for her own good as Officers Malloy and Reed ride their beat.
Log 36 -- Man Between
Officer Reed gets needled by Officer Ed Wells for having too much faith in his fellow man, as Reed and Malloy handle a variety of cases.
Log 165 -- Once a Cop
A bitter ex-cop and a Hollywood starlet and her agent present some unusual problems for Officers Malloy and Reed.
Log 76 -- Militants
Two officers are shot down in ambush by members of a militant group, and one of the militants' brothers is a friend of Officer Reed's.
Log 164 -- The Poachers
Officers Malloy and Reed capture a joy-rider in a police car, arrest a girl attempting forgery, and Reed even delivers a baby during their rounds.
Log 16 -- Child in Danger
Officers Malloy and Reed interrupt a robbery in progress, worry about a possible child-beating case, and warn a heedless girl about driving alone in a dangerous area of town.
Log 56 -- Vice Versa
Officer Malloy overlooks renewing his driver's license and, much to his discomfort, has to temporarily turn over the driving of the squad car to Officer Reed.
Log 106 -- Post Time
A bewildered printer, an elderly retiree, and an unusual motorist create some special problems for Officers Malloy and Reed. Guest star: Morey Amsterdam
Log 88 -- Reason to Run
Officers Malloy and Reed handle a burglary at a riding school owned by a former Western movie star.
Log 125 -- Safe Job
A safe cracker who gets into buildings without any evidence of forced entry baffles Officers Malloy and Reed.
Malloy and Reed investigate an extortion racket against a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors, with the owner of a dry cleaners willing to testify but others not out of fear of retribution. The officers return to handle the owner's panel truck being set ablaze and later the owner is physically assaulted. Malloy and Reed capture both suspects. Other incidents involved a robbery at a bar (the perps escaped initially, but are later captured after a shootout), and a drunk man owed back pay by a dockmaster threatens to dump his boat onto dry land from a crane unless he's paid.
Million Dollar Buff
Police "buff" Jennings Thornton (a thorn in the side for Malloy and Reed) is back, and intervenes in a drunk driving case, runs down a shooter after a robbery (and nearly kills Reed), and finally is arrested for falsely arresting two men for stealing their own mag wheels. Another case involves a woman who stole an expensive ring from a store, leaving a cheap one in return; the suspect is found during a parking lot dispute and booked when a search found the ring on her.
Malloy and Reed investigate a robbery in a store run by a group of "grandmothers", who sell small homemade items, then later return the money. The suspect later robs an antique shop but is captured when he returns to the first store to attempt another robbery, and the officers purchase some items from the "grandmothers". Other incidents include a high-speed chase of three robbery suspects, who are captured with the help of Sgt. MacDonald, and a priest stopped for a traffic violation who wants to have a drug dealer arrested for selling him marijuana.
The Sniper (1) (concl on The D.A., 8 Oct 71) aka The Radical
The radical Robin Saydo is on the loose, tied in to a number of bombings. Reed spots him and Saydo is arrested by D.A. Paul Ryan. Other calls include an abandoned police cruiser which turned out to be a lone policeman on a foot pursuit capturing a drug suspect, and retired security officer Fred Tibbles assists the officers in breaking up a truck theft ring which took the trucks but not the merchandise within them.
1-Adam-12 is back after routine maintenance, but the radio is having problems communicating with Central. During a robbery involving two suspects, Reed captures one while Malloy takes off in pursuit of the other one through a park, but Malloy loses control of the car and it rolls into an embankment, hidden from the road, and the officer suffers internal injuries and a broken leg. All available units are called in to search for Malloy, who has to watch helplessly while a murder suspect comes out and take his shotgun (which Malloy was using for a splint) and sidearm, and rips out the radio mike only leaving the wires. Malloy uses the wires to send signal for help, which Reed picks up and rescues his partner.
A man named "The Ferret" is damaging a manufacturing plant due to their poor record on ecology, and escapes Reed easily on foot pursuit. A reporter catches Reed in an unflattering light after the escape, and plasters him over the front page. Reed is redeemed when he catches the Ferret when he returns later to the same plant and dumps a bucket of waste in the lobby. Other calls include a man whose pregnant wife fell into a coma after eating mud given to her by a voodoo priest, resulting in her baby boy being stillborn (when the officers confront the priest, he puts a mojo hex on Reed), and an elderly lady pulled over for a traffic violation who thinks the policemen are gas station attendants.
Truancy is on the rise in the district and Reed has a plan to pick up truants on the street, which was approved after a garage break-in by two truants. Results show a drop in crimes committed by truants, in one case two truants were stopped by the police and were implicated in a burglary, and one of the two truants involved in the garage break-in is brought in on another incident. Other incidents include arresting two heroin smugglers who hid the stash in their car's gas tank, which leaked some of the contraband after the car stalled, and stop car thieves from stripping the parts to build a dune buggy.
Malloy and Reed are assigned to transport a prisoner from Malibu to Los Angeles for outstanding traffic warrants. The prisoner is also a witness in a mob murder and a hit has been ordered on him. En route to LA, the cruiser is ambushed, a tire is shot out and they are out of radio range in an isolated area. Reed is captured by hit men attempting to get assistance, but Malloy and the prisoner steal the hit men's car to get to a phone and LAPD sends the police helicopter to search for Reed, who ends up overpowering the hit men and are captured.
Sgt. MacDonald's anniversary is coming up and the officers have limited funds to spend on a gift, which is a bottle of champagne, but when the officers pick it up, the owner of the liquor store was shot in an attempted robbery. Malloy and Reed later find the robber dead in a park from a gunshot wound inflicted by the owner. Other incidents include a paralyzed ex-wrestler tearing up a bar, a man driving suspiciously turns out to be the proud owner of several traffic tickets in a 24 hour period, a used car dealer trying to take advantage of a Mexican customer who speaks little English, and two camper thieves pushing a truck with a camper that is too small for the truck bed.
Over the course of their shift, Malloy and Reed deal with a racist gas station owner who is tired of being the victim of repeated robberies, a hitchhiker who extorts money from drivers she leaves in embarrassing situations, a drunk who's seeing pink elephants, and get caught up in a shootout in a junkyard.
A phony prowler call results in shots being fired at Malloy and Reed. Shots ring out again when the officers head to the airport to transport a blood donor. The suspect is a known check bouncer, and Reed's wife gets a disturbing phone call. Later Reed heads home and meets an acquaintance who just happens to be driving the same car as the shooting suspect. Other cases include a suicidal man who tries to incinerate himself with gasoline, and a wino who is nearly shot by a hyped-up Reed.
Officer Art McCall returns from eight years on disability and rides with Malloy and Reed to see how much has changed in law enforcement. McCall soon learns exactly how much has changed when he tries illegal techniques to help a young woman with her ex-con husband, fails to Mirandize a boy after arresting him for robbery, and screws up an arrest of a gun-carrying man who later plants a bomb in his ex-wife's car, which requires Malloy to dress down the veteran officer on his use of antiquated (and illegal) police procedures.
Malloy and Reed find a girl who was raped and left for dead in the hills but was actually alive and identified her attacker's car as a red Porsche. Malloy spots the suspect car picking up another girl and gives chase, only to have the suspect dump the girl on the street and the officer loses the car. Later the girl's mother finds drugs in the laundry and determine she was selling and the "rapist" was her supplier, while the real rapist is caught when he checked out of the hospital after being hit by his victim's heavy purse. Also, the officers handle a robbery at a construction yard foiled by police scouts.
Cases include a woman whose purse was robbed after two men bumped her car while on the road, then are captured along with the loot when a citizen complains about loud noise coming from their lair. A broken-down car leads to a meeting between the car's owner and a counterfeiter, and a fight in a fast-food restaurant results in an arrest of one of the combatants on outstanding warrants.
The Princess and the Pig
A disturbance call leads the officers to a nightclub where a singer named Kathy is strung out on drugs, and clings to Reed on the way to the hospital, telling him someone is trying to kill her and give her drugs. Narcotic detectives decide to assign Reed undercover as an AWOL soldier with a large stash of heroin to sell. Reed makes a deal, but Kathy blows his cover, and Malloy saves his partner from being killed and helps bring down the dealers.
Malloy and Reed deal with a woman who thinks she has a rattlesnake in her luggage, an out-of-town traffic violator, and a bar brawl, all while tackling armored truck robbers whose attacks have been predicted in advance by an informant.
The Parole Violator
Malloy doesn't believe that the best player on the rec-league basketball team he coaches is back on drugs, even in the face of evidence that suggests otherwise. Meanwhile on their beat, Malloy and Reed must find a hit-and-run driver who struck a child and pull over a traffic violator whose passenger is belligerent (and wanted).
Malloy and Reed investigate when a college football locker room is ransacked, and uncover systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs. They also investigate parents who dispute their maid's report that their baby is missing, arrest a prowler who is suspiciously allowed into a home by his female accuser, and get involved in a high-speed chase that resulted from a domestic disturbance.
Mary Hong Loves Tommy Chen
A young girl from Chinatown is ordered by her father to withhold information from Malloy and Reed regarding her boyfriend, an undercover cop left in a coma after investigating a potential attack on a Chinese elders' association. Meanwhile, the officers also encounter a middle-aged marijuana user and a cross-dressing criminal who leads them to a counterfeit money ring while trying to pay his lawyer.
Malloy and Reed are temporarily assigned to a police sub-station at LAX. While there, they deal with a hostage situation between a flight attendant and a man desperate for the attention of a television producer, go undercover to intercept a drug shipment from Toledo, Ohio, and prevent a rape suspect from escaping on an outbound flight.
Back-Up One L-20
Malloy tries to prove Sgt. MacDonald's innocence when he accidentally hits and kills a jaywalker while driving his police cruiser. Every witness on the sidewalk claims she was in the crosswalk, and the burglary suspect MacDonald is transporting is unmotivated to testify on his behalf. The truth proves to be far more complicated than the officers realized.
Malloy and Reed work to curtail the rise in illegal street racing by working with the leaders of rival racing clubs and obtaining the legitimate use of a drag strip through a race promoter. Their work is threatened, along with an anticipated race between Reed and Officer Wells, when one of the racers resorts to sabotage.
Malloy and Reed are searching for a missing six-year-old boy and they believe a elderly witness' inaccurate account may actually be for a different crime. They also respond to a suspicious dog complaint, a domestic dispute over a husband's desire to watch football, a college prank, and search a train station with a police helicopter for fleeing robbery suspects.
The Wednesday Warrior
Reed is worried when his friend, an electrical engineer, is made a reserve police officer and ends up being partnered with Officer Wells. Malloy and Reed have to contend with illegal campers, a couple driving a stolen car, and help Wells and his new partner chase down a heavily-armed bank robber who forces innocent people to participate in his crimes.
A series of purse snatchings involving motorcyclists is causing problems with the police, as they cannot follow them down the off-road trails they take. Reed holds a community meeting with the various motorcycle clubs (one of which is suspected in the snatchings), but one of the club leaders challenges Malloy to a race on one of the off-trails. Reed teaches Malloy the secrets of off-road cycling, however Malloy loses the race but gains the respect of the club's leader, who helps them apprehend the suspects by blocking their escape route after another crime.
The Late Baby
Malloy goes on a date with Officer Wells' niece, and Malloy learns just how over-protective her uncle is. Patrol calls include a prowler in a heavily wooded neighborhood, a flower vendor with a stack of unpaid tickets, check on a suspicious gardener, and a high-speed pursuit with a green Corvette leads to an unexpected ending.
Malloy and Reed are patrolling the countryside around Los Angeles (and finishing up a call on a drunk driver) when a girl on horseback alerts them to a small plane that landed in a secluded area. When the officers investigate, a Jeep is seen leaving the area and the pilot has an excuse for his landing there. Malloy and Reed find out from Detectives and DEA agent Edwards that a Mexican smuggling ring is behind the landings, with the pilot instructed to "play dumb" if caught. The officers find the pilot and trace the Jeep's location, whereupon the detectives and DEA bring down the entire smuggling operation after tracking the Jeep to the landing area.
Lost And Found
Reed and Malloy rush 8-year old Jimmy to Rampart Emergency Hospital with an as yet undiagnosed illness. Upon arrival, the immediate conclusion, and diagnosis are the same: Diabetes. Scared of the hospital, Jimmy runs off, and it's up to Reed and Malloy to find him before he goes into a diabetic coma. They follow the only lead they have, to the one happy place he was before the attack began, at the pet store, to buy a puppy. Elsewhere, Malloy's new girlfriend, Cathy, mans a hospital telephone hotline, which is about to go under due to lack of funds. One call has her worried, that from Sherry, a 15-year old junkie threatening suicide to escape her troubled life. Sherry won't discloes where she is while she takes some "reds," supplied by her similary junike mother. Malloy and Reed need to find her fast, before she OD's.
The officers undergo their driver refresher courses to hone their pursuit and driving skills, but a rash of car strippers brings about a new approach suggested by Officer Wells: going undercover as paperboys riding bicycles to find the thieves. Hilarity ensues; Wells wrecks his bicycle that belonged to a young girl, Malloy deals with an irate newspaper customer, and Reed and Malloy pull over a VW Microbus on a traffic violation where the driver's parrot chanted "Down with Pigs!", but the tactics work and the officers break up the car stripping ring.
Officer Charlie Burnside pulls a prank on Officer Albert Porter, a friend of Reed's, who does not take the joke, and Porter lets Reed know that he feels Burnside is being a little "badge heavy" (rough) on his suspects. After dealing with an inept would-be robber whose car won't start, Malloy and Reed are handling backup on a call when Reed observes Burnside choke a suspect. Reed reports it but nothing is done by the Captain because the victim wouldn't admit Burnside was the aggressor. Burnside turns cocky on Reed saying he has "an ace in the hole" and that Reed was mad about the prank he pulled on Porter. During a foot pursuit of two robbers, Burnside got to one of them and this results in charges brought against the officer, who confronts Reed but this time the other officers back Reed.
A hotel janitor (and wino) named Harry witnesses a murder in a hotel room, but refuses to talk until Reed shows him compassion and respect, both of which are lacking from his family and friends, but his testimony is clouded by his alcoholic past. Malloy relives his childhood by telling the story of his chaperoning a junior high dance.
It's Malloy's birthday and he makes it known to Reed, "no surprise parties". Sgt. MacDonald warns the officers about a rash of robberies using milk crates to break store windows. During a routine traffic stop, Reed notices a milk crate in the back of a car and surreptitiously marks it for identification later, and the thief is apprehended later using the same milk crate. Other calls include backing up a jewelry store robbery when the officers pull over for DUI the owner of said store, an embarrassed male purse snatching victim inside a negligee shop, a phony gas station worker at a closed gas station, a shootout in the police garage resulting from a drunk suspect officers failed to handcuff, and Officer Wells captures a B&E suspect based on a hunch by Malloy, who despite Reed's denials, continues to suspect a party is afoot until Reed gives his partner a present: a leather purse.
A World War II survivor (and bar owner) sets an ambush for an unidentified intruder when Malloy and Reed intervene. R&I determines the owner is clean and emigrated to the US 17 years earlier from Eastern Europe. The officers speak with a local priest who knows the owner, who complains to Sgt. MacDonald about what he feels is the officers' interference. Later shots are fired at the bar and an intruder is unconscious with no one else in the bar. Malloy and Reed find the owner with the priest, who informs them that the intruder is a former Nazi soldier and did not want to surrender.
An out-of-state armed private investigator is inside a bar, Malloy and Reed arrive and determine the PI is legally allowed to carry but takes him to his car to stow the gun, and find he is in town looking for a bail jumper. Later the PI is in the middle of an altercation with two black men, one of which is seriously injured. The PI claims the men tried to rob him, later the men tell a different story, and Sgt. MacDonald orders the PI arrested. The PI is found after catching (and roughing up) the bail jumper, and is arrested. Other calls include an elderly man wanting a group of cars driven by hippies ticketed for illegal parking, and a woman who demands the officers ticket her husband's car because he refuses to replace the balding tires on it.
Malloy and Reed have to wear their long-sleeved uniforms despite a hot forecast, then later found out they could have changed to short sleeves but missed the radio notification. The officers receive a tip about a bicycle pump that contains drugs, later the find a woman experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and they find the supplier and the pump. Other cases include a man complaining about his grass being trampled during his yard sale, only to find he was selling stolen property from another man who gave him the items from his job as a repo man. After arresting the repo man, they get a tip on a murder suspect which leads to the suspect's arrest.
Gifts and Long Letters
Malloy and Reed are called to a hotel to stop a suicide attempt, which they do and the woman leaves a note for another patron of the hotel, a parolee with ties to organized crime who refuses to speak with the woman because he thinks someone from the mob is after him. Later the officers are called back to the hotel because the manager wants the parolee evicted because he's up typing until the wee hours of the morning, then another call to the hotel results in a shootout between the officers and the parolee, who was having delusions the mob was after him. In another case, the officers offer assistance to a man whose car needed a tire change and the man declined; the officers receive a radio report of a robbery which involved the same man and car. Detectives later apprehend the man; Malloy and Reed verify the suspect's identity.
Malloy's fiesty landlady, Mrs. O'Brien, has her purse stolen and refuses to leave the station until her case is settled. O'Brien resorts to other means, including hounding detectives and setting up a picket line to vent her frustrations. Malloy determines that there may be a connection between O'Brien's theft and a string of purse snatchings involving Social Security checks, and suggests using a decoy to put an end to the heists, which works and the ring is brought down. Another incident involved two men arousing suspicion for their erratic behavior; in the ensuing pursuit the men are arrested and heroin is found in their car; later a call to a home where a man killed his son with a shovel, during the murder investigation they find candy wrappers and tire tracks that link with the two men arrested earlier.
Clear with a Civilian (1)
Reed spreads his flu to several other officers, leaving the station undermanned. Reed has a shootout with a rifle-toting man and finds he is wanted for bookmaking. Malloy has an argument with a storekeeper and a customer of the quality of merchandise while Reed writes a speeding ticket, later the officers catch a man on a rooftop of a store after Reed noticed flashing lights there, later another suspect gets away from a foot pursuit with Reed. Due to the understaffing situation, Malloy and Reed are asked to do double shifts, and Malloy tickets a woman for failing to stop at a stop sign, later when Sgt. MacDonald asks the officers to escort the police commissioner they get a surprise--it's the woman Malloy stopped earlier for running a stop sign!
Clear with a Civilian (2)
While on second shift, Malloy and Reed take Police Commissioner Dixon on a ride-along. They encounter a bar owner who locked a naked, elderly man inside, a fight with a knife-wielding man and another man with a gun, and a missing 17-year-old deaf boy with mental instabilities, which Reed recognizes as the boy that escaped his foot pursuit earlier. The officers and Commissioner Dixon observe the boy in a car running from another police unit, and they join in to alert the pursuing unit to the boy's condition.
Citizen's Arrest - 484
A woman is arrested for shoplifting, on the way to the station she stops at a car and picks up her baby, then escapes from custody during a disruption at the station, later another call regarding a stolen baby involves their missing shoplifter, which leads to a disturbance call at an apartment complex during which they re-capture the shoplifter, and the apartment manager claims the woman's husband stole his car, and the woman claims the manager made an extortion call demanding $2000 for the baby. The officers pursue, then catch the man at a rail yard. Another call resulted in a brief hostage situation between Reed and the suspected B&E of a warehouse; Reed manages to trick his way out and capture the suspect.
Malloy and Reed are given a different police car which has 300 miles to go until retirement, and also inherit the problems--the car suddenly surges power, the glove compartment door constantly drops on Reed's knees, the water hose breaks while they are sneaking up on a prowler suspect who it turns out used to live there, a busted taillight prevents them from writing a ticket to a citizen whose car had the same problem, the distributor cap fails when trying to respond to another call, and finally, after capturing a suspect in a pursuit, the car's emergency brake fails and the unmanned car runs into a tree. Another call regarding warehouse activity (for the first time in eight years) results in the capture of a some burglary suspects.
Malloy and Reed pull over a car on a routine traffic stop and are taken hostage by two robbers escaping from their heist. The officers have to use all their skills to escape the situation.
Reed spends a Saturday night talking about buying a used car, during the watch the officers handle a possible DUI but the driver passes the field sobriety tests, a shooting during which a man kills his recently paroled son-in-law, a car stripper, trick a man into revealing his name after pulling him over for speeding and finding the car has over $900 of unpaid tickets, and two beatings at motels.
Reed spends an evening on the firing range, then stops by a all-night grocery store. When Reed leaves, a man approaches him as if he knew him, then points out another man in a green Beetle holding a gun on the officer. Reed drops his groceries, pushes the man, jumps and fires at the man in the Beetle, hitting the car, but the man in the Beetle shot and hit his accomplice. The grocer swears he only heard one shot, and the accomplice gave a dying declaration that Reed was trigger-happy and shot him. Reed (as per standard procedure) is assigned desk duty until the Review Board completed its findings, but the accomplice's death makes it look more and more like Reed could face a murder charge until Malloy (along with his by-the-book replacement partner) locates the green Beetle after going through numerous DMV checks, and locates the other man, exonerating Reed with both the courts and the department, who cleared him in the shooting.
A Fool and His Money
Malloy wins $10,000 in a women's shampoo naming contest and intends to buy a boat despite the rest of the squad suggesting he invest it, avalanches of mail offers, etc. Calls include an elderly male tenant complaining that a new elderly female tenant's Irish music is too loud, and the officers leave them together to "work it out", then a sniper wreaks havoc until he is shot trying to escape in a car, a reported theft turned out to be a broke man whose three wives stripped the expensive house he was in clean except for the stolen items, and a wino is killed by another wino for his new tennis shoes.
Anatomy of a 415
The officers spot a runaway young boy hiding in the woods and prepare to take him home. En route, they get a 415 (disturbance) call from the boy's address and find his mother and step-father quiet, and are warned by the officers. They return a second time with the couple throwing things at each other and is broken up. Officer Woods lets Malloy and Reed know he has tangled with them before. A third call to the same address forces the officers to send the husband to his sister's house, but he returns to the apartment and when he does, shots ring out just as the officers arrive for the fourth time. Other incidents include a man waiting for his wife encounters a girl who jumps into his cars offering him drugs and a man trying to break into his truck after his dog locked him out.
Malloy and Reed pull over a speeding car full of teenagers, including Sgt. MacDonald's son, and Malloy finds himself in the middle between father and son on how to handle it. Other calls include a burglar who tries to run up the fire escape unsuccessfully, complaints about a woman feeding ducks interrupting two men and a chess game; Malloy suggests she join them when she comments that they are poor chess players, two boyfriends fight at knifepoint over a woman, who leaves with a third man after the two combatants are arrested, and Reed has to save a drunk (played by Pat Buttram) who is trying to direct traffic at a busy intersection.
Reed loses a case against a young car thief in juvenile court, who is later spotted in his dad's car. Later, a robbery leads to a high-speed pursuit which ends in a traffic accident; the teen car thief is killed in the crash. Other incidents include a girl whose boyfriend died from a heroin "hot shot", and she provides the name and address of his supplier, but the officers need more, so she buys drugs from the supplier and provides the serial number of the $10 bill she used to buy them. The officers stakeout the house and arrest the supplier. An elderly woman insists on being arrested rather than ticketed for a traffic violation.
Malloy has to sell two ballet tickets after his date cancels on him and gets needled by the squad. The officers are patrolling the Harbor Division and handle calls for a boat owner overcharged for fuel by a dealer, pull over a driver with a suspicious box on top of his car, investigate a suspicious young couple, pull over an astrologer for reckless driving, and a drunk shooting from the crows nest of a ship.
Malloy and Reed patrol an area of Los Angeles inhabited by a large retirement population. Calls include a purse snatching during which the suspect eluded capture, but was later found during routine patrol, a retired policeman turned security guard named George who wants to talk shop, an elderly man with multiple warrants for auto theft trying to break into a car in a church parking lot, a dispute between and elderly woman and man over her eviction and his offer to take her in, then arrest the woman when she begins smashing a car with a baseball bat, handle another dispute over $5, prevent a baby stroller from rolling into a lake, and a robbery during which George assisted in the capture of the suspects, then laments to the officers about being lonely due to all of his friends passing on.
Sgt. MacDonald reported his camper was broken into with three fishing rods and a pair of custom-made cowboy boots missing, and offers two free steak dinners for their return. The officers come across another man with the same "one of a kind" boots that Mac lost. Cases include Malloy, Reed, and Mac riding horseback to locate three suspects in a break-in at a stable, later the station is under sniper fire, Malloy, Reed, and Air Ten assist in capturing the sniper, and Officer Wells (showing his rarely-seen compassionate side) takes up a collection for a couple and their cancer-stricken daughter to get to San Francisco, later Wells finds out he's been had as the "couple" were well-known con artists with a long rap sheet.
West Valley Division
Malloy and Reed notice an attractive woman walking her scottie when they get a call from Air Ten to assist with a motorcyclist who is also a potential firebug. They track the young man to his mother's house and the officers warn him about the pitfalls of arson. While the woman continues to walk her dog, the officers investigate a robbery at a movie theater where the manager and ticket taker are tied up; she lets them know a man on a gray motorcycle committed the crime, Malloy and Reed stop a gray motorcycle but the rider is a woman, they locate another motorcycle and catch the suspect after pursuit and the motorcycle crashing. The officers respond to another robbery at a department store where the security guard was shot and provides a dying declaration of who shot him, then Air Ten locates a possible suspect vehicle; the pursuit ends with two people just wanting to experience the thrill of a police chase. The Scottie dog is found tied up and the officers discover the woman is in reality a fur thief, and is arrested.
The officers investigate a woman nude sunbathing on the beach, with her "agent" begging for her arrest, later Reed arrests a man trying to steal coins from a phone booth, assist a motorcycle policeman in catching a dune buggy thief, a leotard-wearing woman who fears for her life after receiving obscene phone calls, later is attacked by the caller and the officers locate and arrest him, a wino that dies after eating dinner, and a low-speed pursuit of a jack-o-lantern.
The officers pull over a car on a traffic violation and find the driver is Reno West, a cat burglar Malloy sent to prison four years previous, and Malloy is suspicious that West will resume his career, as he is found later at the library looking up likely articles to steal while investigating stolen books. Other cases include removal of an abandoned car, a robbery which turns to murder as the shopowner is killed, the suspect is chased into a tunnel where Reed is forced to kill him after a standoff, and a hostage situation involving a distraught man and his daughter; the officers are able to end the situation peaceably despite the man having a bead on Reed with his gun.
Van Nuys Division
Malloy returns from vacation sporting a mustache, prompting chuckles and guffaws from the squad. The officers then assist Air Ten in an airplane operated by a drunk pilot which crash-landed, and the police have to get the pilot out before he lights a cigarette which would have ignited the leaking gas coming from the plane, and rescue the pilot's son who required CPR. Reno West is suspected in the theft of some stamps from a mansion, a witness provides excellent descriptions of suspects involved in a jewelry store robbery, who is apprehended during a routine traffic stop, and a woman taking an alleged purse snatcher to the police station in her car rather than walk four miles to do so. Malloy shaves off the mustache when he has trouble trimming it.
A rookie cop with a "know-it-all" attitude, Officer Barrett, presents problems for the officers on the force, including Officer Wells, Malloy and Reed. At the start of the episode -- after an academy demonstration of an arrest gone tragically wrong -- Barrett bungles the arrest of an elderly man suspected of holding up a bank. Officers Malloy and Wells verbally reprimand Barrett (who has apparently made similar mistakes before) about his latest mistakes, even though the old gent did not display a weapon (he simply presented a note to a teller requesting $1 million) and had a few screws loose. Near the end of the show, the officers must deal with a bomber who has planted an explosive device inside a cereal box at a local grocery store, with the bomb set to go off within the hour. After the officers corner the suspect (who holds another man at gunpoint) Barrett chokes when Reed orders the hot-dog rookie to arrest the suspect; Malloy eventually takes the man into custody. In the wrap-up,
Reno West's burglary reign continues, and the Captain orders it stopped at all costs. Malloy and Reed find the veteran burglar at a gas station with a female companion and West is not too happy to see the police following him. Later West's friend's car is spotted at the scene of another burglary and despite Officer Wells blowing the stakeout, Malloy re-captures his old nemesis. Other cases include having to divert a vicious guard dog so the officers can save a 70 year old man in a diabetic coma, investigate a theft of a rare jade statue from a mansion, and a domestic dispute between a couple where it appears the wife is the abuser.
Malloy really likes the voice of the new dispatcher but when he meets her in person is dismayed to find she is married to the SWAT lieutenant. Cases handled include a hit-and-run which seriously injured a young girl, a synagogue who had their Hebrew-based typewriter and money stolen, a drunk woman sitting on a lawn who is spurned by her daughter when the officers take the drunk there, and while visiting T.J.'s wagon, T.J. clues them in on a disgruntled former painter who is planning revenge, and when the officers arrive at the studio shots are fired, two painters are injured; the SWAT team is brought in to rescue another painter and capture the shooter.
Reed needs his TV repaired, and brings in his Boy Scout neighbor with a merit badge in electronics to work on it, but takes the entire TV apart and the squad is skeptical he can put it back together again. He does fix it--with a little help from a TV repairman. Cases involve pursuing a juvenile on a souped-up minibike, only to find he lives with his aunt after being orphaned and has no friends, a woman whom a neighbor thought had killed her husband after overhearing an argument and the woman digging in the backyard, only to find she was burying a dead chicken; a robbery committed by a long haired woman in high heels, whom Reed spots at a bus stop with shorter hair and no heels; a picket line at a store resolved when the lead picketer found out she went on a "computer date" with the store manager and he lied about his occupation; and a report made on a robbery turned out to be made by the actual robbers.
If the Shoe Fits
Reed's shoes are being fixed and the replacements have a squeak that drives Malloy crazy. When he later returns to the shop to pick the shoes up, he notices a bank robbery which turns into a hostage situation. Malloy "gives in" by providing a car--with the doors locked and the robbers are apprehended. Other cases include a B&E that was actually a husband destroying his furniture due to his wife leaving him and the country, a van pulled over for no brake lights and a driver with a negative attitude towards police, and Sgt. MacDonald sends the officers to a demolition site where a visually-impaired boy is hiding out. Malloy takes a crane to pluck the boy out of danger.
Responding to a dispute in a park, an elderly woman tries to stop a painter from selling a painting that she considers indecent. To resolve the issue (due to the seller needing a new permit and being short on money) Malloy buys the painting in question. Other calls include a man trying to retrieve a valuable nickel from a toy dispenser his son put in inadverently (and making the shop owner think he was trying to steal all the money); a potential "peeping tom" who is actually a liberated woman using a telescope to check meters to avoid dogs, a repo man trying to widen a door in a house he is trying to repossess furniture from, and an ex-football star who turned to robbery is captured in the very location he made his name--the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Sweet Smell...
Malloy and Officer Woods return from a day of fishing, and the car smells like fish...which is aggravated when a disoriented woman who caused a lot of damage to a shop is put into 1-Adam-12 and she spills perfume in the back seat; she blames both her accidents in the shop and in the car on her "poltergeist". Numerous trips to the police garage fail to get the smells out. Other incidents include a mute woman informing the officers someone had broken into a church, and investigation shows the pastor got into the church because he forgot his keys and ID, and Woods (backing up Malloy and Reed) has to explain why he's missed church services, a kidnapping call that turns out to be a man picking up a drunk woman to take her home, and a boy whose bike was stolen by a big boy and was recovered when the boy's friends caught and held the big boy until the police arrived.
Trouble in the Bank
On patrol, Reed stops at his bank to do some personal banking and walks into an armed robbery in progress. The two robbers are experienced and take steps to make sure other officers won't storm the bank. A suggestion by Malloy allows the suspects what they want: a getaway car, with the provision that the robbers let all hostages go except Reed. Malloy hides in getaway car's trunk, with a portable radio to advise fellow officers of his position. The suspects drive to a remote location to switch to another vehicle. Thinking that they had accomplished in getting away unnoticed, the suspects order Reed out of the car with the intention of killing him. Malloy calls Mac advising he has to act and kills one gunman while the other gives up, saving Reed's life.
North Hollywood Division
Reed is assigned to write an article about Malloy for Police Beat magazine for his partner's 10th anniversary in the LAPD, and is having trouble with the content. Calls include a gas station robbery with an unusual outcome, a domestic dispute involving a barking poodle, a woman tries to get her husband arrested and the plan backfires, and a pursuit with a liquor store robber ends with the suspect barricading himself in a garage.
Taking It Easy
Reed is suffering from a wrist injury which puts him on desk duty, while Malloy has to break in a new rookie partner. Reed's day is far from routine as he has to handle a bomb threat that results in the evacuation of the station, and Officer Brinkman accidentally discharges his shotgun twice outside the station adding more tension, a young man wants to report misconduct by a police officer, an elderly man brings a shotgun into the station to drop off, Malloy brings in a group of children abandoned by their mother, and Malloy and his partner pursue a car into the police parking lot, where the suspects are arrested.
Malloy gets a new car, and Reed gets to drive it, but the car is damaged while the officers chase and capture a purse snatcher. Sgt. MacDonald refers Malloy to his brother's autobody shop for repairs, with Malloy concerned about the cost (which turned out to be $20)--despite Reed's offer of covering 1/2 the price. Calls include a drunk man shooting arrows, a shop is held up and the shop owner suffers a heart attack and dies while the officers question him, and a robbery at a pharmacy where the suspect gets away in the back of a truck, which is tracked by a motorcycle officer and alerts Malloy and Reed, who apprehend the suspect.
Patrol begins with a drunk woman threatening a group of bar patrons with a gun, investigate the death of a mentally-impaired man which looks suspicious, and a group of carjackers who capture a cache of guns and go on a robbery spree.
Reed returns from an off-day with a uncomfortable full-body sunburn, which causes him problems throughout the watch. Calls include responding to a traffic accident, acting on a tip from an informant, the officers bust a drug dealer working out of abandoned homes, search for a robbery suspect based on a vehicle description, and assist in the rescue of two boys when their boat capsizes.
Malloy and Reed are chosen to ride in Air-70 to observe how the LAPD's air patrol works. The chopper's cases include searching for two robbery suspects inside a high-rise building and tracking an escaping murder suspect.
Malloy and Reed take to separate helicopter units to continue their observations. The choppers assist in a stolen light plane from LAX by a distraught man, track two robbery suspects fleeing in separate cars, and assist in a nighttime house fire.
Malloy, Reed, and Officer Woods are assigned airport duty at LAX, now equipped with closed-circuit cameras, which were used to observe a burglary in progress and apprehend the suspects before they could leave. An argument over a suitcase resulted in the discovery of drugs, another dispute involving an Army soldier and another man uncovers a scheme where the civilian took Japanese Yen from the soldier. A ticket clerk that catches Malloy's eye informs him of a man who bought tickets from her previously under a different name, which results in the breakup of a credit card theft ring, a runaway is escorted to security until his mother can pick him up, and a silent alarm at a toll gate results in the capture of a robber who was holding a hostage. As a reward for breaking up the credit card theft ring, the company invites Malloy and the ticket clerk to lunch--Reed is invited too but Malloy pays Reed (a week's worth of lunches) NOT to join the couple on the lunch date.
Clinic on Eighteenth Street
Malloy and Reed investigate the death of an old man wearing an unusual belt, which leads to the case being turned over to Frauds Division, who finds that Dr. Gantman, running a clinic, is treating a blind seven-year-old patient with a pituitary gland condition but his "treatment" is worthless and preventing a real treatment (removal of the gland). Later, a TV repairman who makes oscillator belts for Gantman is busted for bookmaking and agrees to testify against the doctor, but Gantman demonstrates his "treatment" in open court and fails miserably.
A small in-stature boy seeks independence from his smothering mother and, as a result, gets in trouble with the law.
Malloy continues to deal with a rebellious youth by making him go to a summer camp where he is a counselor, while Reed hears a young woman's report about being molested.
Malloy and Reed become suspicious of a scam when they see the same witness and tow truck driver at different accidents.
Every officers worst nightmare comes true for Malloy & Reed while on patrol: Another officer radios in for 'officer needs help', but then doesn't respond when asked for their location. Since there wasn't a call-sign associated with the call for help, no one knows who needs help. The dispatcher then follows procedures and starts a division wide radio "roll-call" in order to account for every officer on patrol. While the roll-call is going on, calls for service from the public still needs to be handled. When a motorcycle officer fails to check in when prompted, a division wide search is instituted to look for him, which Malloy & Reed are assigned to assist in. While driving in a residential area, Reed believes may have spotted a down police-cycle in the entrance to an underground parking garage. As they get closer, they are able to see that it is in fact a police cycle on its side. They then radio in their location, then exit their vehicle to enter the parking garage cautiously, no
Suspect Number One
A strange request from an ex-con is delivered to Malloy: the former prisoner wants to go back to prison and will do whatever he has to do to get there.
Point of View
A holdup gone wrong leaves two robbers on a shopping center roof with a lady held hosting and Malloy and Reed trying to set her free.
Malloy and Reed join forces with Sgt. Gloria Tyler to search for an attacker and rapist of teen girls.
Malloy and Reed search a neighborhood for a missing young girl wearing a red sweater. During the canvassing of the neighborhood, Malloy & Reed go door-to-door asking residents if they've seen the girl. While questioning one of the residents, Malloy looks past the resident into the house & spots the girl's sweater on a sofa. The man takes off into the house & out the rear. Malloy yells to Reed, then chases the man. While running through the house, he spots the girl, battered & bruised. Malloy continues chasing the subject through several streets. Finally catching up to him and tackling him, the suspect fights back. Malloy eventually is able to cuff the subject as Reed has finally located his partner and drives up. While being led to the car, the suspect makes a comment about how the girl "asked" for it, which upsets Malloy, slamming the cuffed suspect up against the wall face-first and punches him once in the back. Back at the girl's residence, the suspect yells to speak with Sgt
Malloy and Reed arrest a happy drunk who is quite entertaining until the happiness turns out to be a tragedy.
Reed applies for a credit card only to discover that he has been turned down because he is considered a bad credit risk.
Reed and Malloy spend Christmas on patrol.
Malloy, off duty, heads to the laundromat and finds a man using all the machines to dry marijuana.
Malloy and Reed start looking at salvage yards after thefts of older cars begin to increase.
Victim of the Crime
Reeds gets blamed by a shopkeeper's daughter for the escape of a thief.
A nervous recruit named Ernie Sampson hides the fact that he stutters, imperiling Reed and Malloy when he fails to warn them about an armed robber who might ambush them.
Malloy and his girlfriend invite Reed and his wife on a rare night-on-the-town.
Citizen with Gun
A nervous homeowner who has been burglarized on time too many decides to buy a gun to protect himself and his home, but nearly shoots Officer Wells, who is responding to a prowler call.
Malloy and Reed set out to round up a horse thief after the owner of a riding academy is accused of stealing his own equines.
Malloy and Reed get dispatched to find a man who has told others he plans to kill himself.
When Malloy fails to show up for an off-duty appointment, Reed retraces his partner's steps and finds out he has been kidnapped by a revolutionary group demanding the release of one of their friends.
Reed and Malloy are called upon to train rookie officer Gus Corbin, but trouble ensues when Corbin starts taking unnecessary and often undue risks to apprehend suspects.
A female office named Dana Hall feels she isn't being given enough worthy work and decides to prove herself to Reed and Malloy.
Something Worth Dying For (1)
When Reed is discouraged by the futility of his job, he volunteers to work on narcotics assignments for a month.
Something Worth Dying For (2)
Following his recovery from being shot, Malloy returns to patrol only to find out that Reed - who earned the Medal of Valor for saving Malloy's life - may indeed take the investigator's exam, at the urging of his wife. If Reed passes, he leave the patrol division, and Malloy for a desk job.