Jonas and Molly go home to celebrate the overdue presentation of George Blane with the Silver Star for his service in Korea. The celebration is interrupted by the discovery that their nephew is beating his wife. Jonas attempts to remedy his nephew's behavior by sharing memories of his father after he returned from war.
Meanwhile, Mack offers help to a jet that needs assistance to land after the pilot dies in mid flight and the jet flies into a restricted area. Piloting the jet is a former Ranger, with an alcohol problem and Mack calls Bob in to help out.moreless
Laurie Bey, who robs from the rich to give to the poor, arrives with her husband, Cole, and her gang. She's nicknamed "The Dancing Bandit" because she does a dance after a hold-up. They take hostages at the Rome bank, including Jill and Zach, and hold it up before escaping. When Laurie learns Zach's sign language lessons were cancelled due to lack of cash, the gang dress as Dorothy and friends from the Wizard of Oz to teach his class how to sign "Over the Rainbow." They flee as the cops arrive but Jimmy shoots Laurie in the back. The gang bring her to Jill's office for treatment, and Jill finds she has a heart arrythmia. Zach visits Laurie in hospital. Having quickly formed a bond with her, he's mad with Jimmy for shooting her but she tells him not to be angry with him. A chopper arrives to fly Laurie to Chicago for surgery, but Jill later learns Cole gave her an injection to fake the arrythmia and there was nothing wrong with her - it was all a ploy to help her escape, and the chopper was flown by the gang. Cole tells Jill she'll be back - she promised, and she always keeps her promises.moreless
Henry buys a set of stamps called the "Crowned Heads of Europe", and Brandon swallows them, making Henry furious. Punky takes Brandon out for a walk to let Henry calm down, and Brandon gets hit by a car...moreless
Huggy Bear has linked up with his friend, former Sheriff "Turkey" Turquet, to set up their own Private Detective Agency. Their first case sees them hired to find a woman's missing husband, and while trying to find him, they find themselves pursued by several undesirable parties who have various concerns with the elusive man in question...moreless
A woman almost hits a kid on a bike, who starts choking; she later has an epileptic fit. A man is shot by his father-in-law when he learns his daughter is married and pregnant. Roy tries to set John up with his wife's cousin. Three drug addicts are treated in the hospital: a woman with a gangrenous hand, a poison victim and a man showing signs of tetanus. In the field: an alcoholic, an obese man with a pacemaker, and a child whose arm is caught in a swimming pool drain.moreless