A frantic door-to-door search takes place in response to the disappearance of a six year old girl, and Malloy's reaction while apprehending her abductor could put his career ambitions in jeopardy. A man gets stuck in a storm sewer while trying to retrieve his wallet.moreless
A wealthy businessman openly offers Malloy and Reed security jobs at three times their current salaries if Reed agrees to withhold damaging testimony against his troubled son. An elderly man strangles his chronically ill wife to death. A familiar individual threatens to commit suicide.moreless
A police detective is accused of stealing $350 from a well-respected boxing promoter, then is later accused of stealing a gun from a pawn shop and paying someone to steal a car. A disgruntled wife in curlers takes a baseball bat to her own car in the middle of a downtown street. A woman reports a pair of burglars inside her neighbor's house.moreless
A man becomes fed up with his wife holding karate lessons in their apartment. A hit-and-run outside a bar results in the death of a pregnant woman, and the investigation leads Malloy to believe that it may have been intentional.moreless
Malloy and Reed are hounded by a pair of young, unethical freelance journalists who are determined to document police brutality. A man is found passed out in an alley. Galveston police ask for assistance contacting the wife of a deceased man. A stoned suspect becomes uncontrollably violent during transport to jail. The apprehension of armed robbery suspects needlessly results in tragedy.moreless
Malloy, enrolled part-time at a local college, takes offense when a radical group of fellow students ostracizes him for being a police officer. When he subsequently has to arrest them for organizing a sit-in at one of the school's buildings, a member of the group makes a potentially deadly decision.moreless
Malloy's attempt to calm an unruly bar patron is met with a slug to the face. A routine traffic stop is interrupted by a false alarm domestic dispute call, which proves to be a stroke of good luck for the motorist and the subject of a tongue lashing from Lt. Moore. A disturbance call involving a young woman at an apartment complex ends in tragedy.moreless
During a nighttime patrol, Reed instinctively returns fire in the dark and kills a teenage sniper who attacked the patrol car in a residential area. He is immediately subjected to an intensive interrogation as part of an investigation to determine if the shooting was justified.moreless
A serial bank robber is phoning in fake calls to the department to draw resources away from his next target. The patrol car is plagued by an annoying sound. A home-sick young rancher steals a horse from its stable and escapes into the hills. Upon discovering her boyfriend is a heel, a young woman barricades herself in front of his car.moreless
Reed feels overwhelmed soon after volunteering to find an entertainer for an upcoming police party. Teejay the informant provides a tip about a drug dealer who is leaving town and steeply discounting his supply. A woman and her young daughter are forced onto the street after she loses contact with her unemployed husband and runs out of money.moreless
During roll call, Sgt. MacDonald gives a lecture on the importance of officer presence. A gas station attendant is pistol whipped by armed robbers who escape in a red convertible. A 91-year-old man causes concern when he decides to go home to South Dakota. A babysitter mistakes a raccoon for a prowler. The response to a silent alarm results in a gunfight and multiple casualties.
While delivering gifts to needy families on Christmas Eve, Malloy and Reed become determined to give a young boy a yellow toy dump truck for Christmas, which may be for naught when his mother becomes a crime victim. A man celebrates the holiday by going for a drive with a .31 blood alcohol level. A mail order ham and fake Christmas tree result in a domestic dispute.moreless
Friday and Gannon investigate an officer accused of police brutality.