Determined to lynch former Sweetwater sheriff Tom Guthrie for a murder they claim he committed at the end of the Civil War, boss lady Addie Burnett and her hired guns take over the Red Ox Saloon. Bret stumbles into this ticklish situation and poses as Tom's lawyer before a wild "kangaroo court" presided over by the "esteemed" and liquored-up Judge Cobb.moreless
A stranger arrives in town claiming to be in the process of finishing an epic ballad on the life and times of Bret Maverick. At the same time, Maverick is trying to unload a silver mine he won in a poker game but all his potential buyers have heard of his exploits and are convinced it's a con game.moreless
After Bret is arrested for murder on a trip to St. Louis, a member of The Mayflower Women's Historical Society offers to "rescue" Maverick if, in exchange, he agrees to take her out "West" and help her compile his life story.moreless
A Tucson land combine attempts to take over the town of Sweetwater using verbal threats and strong-arm tactics. Their plan is coming up aces until the desperate town asks Maverick to outwit the scoundrels.moreless
The women's suffrage movement has arrived in Sweetwater at the same time Maverick wins a young Chinese girl in a poker game. The townsfolk, and the preacher, are appalled by this, as is Bret who can't seem to find a decent way to get rid of his unwanted "property."moreless
Tom Guthrie convinces Bret to help hide his wounded friend from a bloodthirsty U.S. Marshall and his ill-tempered posse. Unfortunately, the wounded "friend" just happens to be Billy The Kid and at the same time, Bret is having the whole town out to his ranch for an old-fashioned barn-raising party.moreless
Maverick's reluctance to sell his ranch, the Lazy Ace, becomes a major stumbling block to the railroad coming into Sweetwater. He suspects the supposed "railroad representatives" may not be all they claim to be.moreless
Reed's dog has a litter of puppies, and he's desperate to find homes for them. A silent alarm is tripped at a swim wear factory. A young boy gets his head stuck in a metal fence. An attractive young woman reports a prowler trying to pry open her bedroom window.moreless
Reed becomes preoccupied with hunger after his wife puts him on a low calorie diet, but a busy shift repeatedly prevents him and Malloy from going Code 7. A homeowner has the sod stolen off his front lawn. A woman fears her stepson has become involved with an out of town friend who is in possession of stolen credit cards. A parolee uses bad judgement when shopping for a used car.moreless
Reed contemplates buying a house, but Malloy thinks he's in no position to be able to afford it. Two drunk middle aged women fight over a man inside his house. A cab driver is robbed by an out-of-towner. A booster-club president is overwhelmed by a bus full of Mexicans who show up at his house and mistake him for someone much more important. A deranged man begins shooting at anyone who passes by his house.moreless
A petite housewife gives a sergeant a black eye. A dispute over meditation techniques leads to a fist fight inside of the Temple of Love. An unlikely suspect driving a red Mustang leads a high speed chase. A liquor store owner misuses his silent alarm to deal with unruly customers. Loud music, a swimming pool, and a game of hide-and-go-seek prove to be a deadly combination for a little girl.moreless
Malloy fears his girlfriend is going to want to get married after having dinner with Reed and his wife. A liquor store owner regrets being located next to a freeway interchange after being robbed yet again. A pair of teenagers walking roadside through the hills get a lecture about starting fires. A young mother loses control of her car and plunges over a steep hillside. A couple uses loud volume to deal with their marital problems.moreless
When a good friend is shot and critically wounded in the line of duty, Reed is faced with the challenge of keeping focus on his duties. A surly drunk driver endangers pedestrians. A cue stick is turned into a weapon during a pool hall brawl. A foot chase ensues when a couple of bike thieves are pulled over and questioned.moreless
Reed doesn't like the way detectives go about their business. A four-year-old goes missing from his residence. An informant's tip leads to the discovery of a murder victim in a hotel room. A hot dog stand owner fails to put proper signage in his parking lot. A couple's long term domestic problems boil over. Mismatched license plates lead to a high speed pursuit.moreless
Reed fears the possible consequences after denting the fender of the patrol car. A woman has good reason to fear for her safety after testifying against her neighbor's son. An addict invades a home and takes a baby hostage.moreless
Al must retrieve NATO defense documents hidden in a safe somewhere in the large villa of Mr. Bjornsen, a V.I.P. who's socially and diplomatically well-connected, and who plans to sell them to the wrong people. The problem is, George, an old "colleague" of Al's, wants to steal the Bjornsen Necklace and he is getting in Al's way, so Al has to do the job and take care of George, all at the same time.moreless
Friday and Gannon are temporarily assigned to the West Valley Division, which is being overwhelmed by juvenile crime due to the population explosion and lacking sense of community and morality. They focus their attention on a number of recently formed underground organizations run by privileged teenagers who initiate new members by requiring them to steal items, ranging from shoe strings to automobiles, from area merchants.
Someone senselessly murdered a Japanese widow, leaving her very young and small daughter an orphan. Friday has a hard time controlling his emotions while seeking the killer.
After Friday appears on a television program to discuss how swindlers operate, he and Gannon are approached by a member of the production staff who tells them of a supposed Vietnam veteran with a Medal of Honor who has convinced his elderly wife to purchase $85 in magazine subscriptions.moreless
Over $200,000 worth of Imperial Jade is reported stolen. Friday and Gannon determine the burglary was an inside job.
Gannon goes undercover as a buyer in order to trap fur thieves.
An elderly, widowed apartment manager has been beaten to death with a hammer by a 19-year-old tenant who robs him of his wedding ring and life savings – all $6.58 of it. Friday and Gannon's investigation requires them to travel to Cottonwood, Arizona.moreless
Two con men, posing as bank examiners, are bilking the elderly out of their life savings.
Friday and Gannon investigate a series of cocktail lounge robberies perpetrated by individuals in red masks. Their lead suspect is a 17 year old boy with an extensive juvenile record and currently married to a 29 year old woman who was desperate for love and thinks she has reformed him.moreless