After Tess Dixon, the wife of infamous crime-lord Cullen Dixon, escapes his bodyguards while swimming in the sea at night, Archangel asks Hawke and Santini to deliver her safely via Airwolf to a top-secret location, where she will testify against a cartel of corrupt businessmen who are plotting to assassinate high-ranking officials in Washington. Tess is an old flame of Hawke's, something which makes him very reluctant to accept the mission before he finally agrees, but they come under continual attack as Cullen Dixon's men aim to see that Tess never makes it to testify.moreless
Officers are on the lookout for the "Mulholland Mauler," who has raped six female hitchhikers and left them for dead in the ravines along Mulholland Drive. Malloy and Reed quickly make an arrest of a likely suspect, but it may come too late for the Mauler's next victim.moreless
Two neighbors become involved in a domestic dispute after making a poorly-planned agreement to share ownership of a new boat. Despite Malloy and Reed's repeated efforts to mediate, the situation quickly escalates out of control.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
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
Malloy and Reed become jealous of a Officers Walters and Brinkman, who have been lucking into big arrests while they get stuck with mundane tasks. An elderly woman becomes rightfully concerned with the well being of an underage girl living with hippies next door. Teejay the informant provides a tip on a big drug buy about to go down. A couple of kids home alone concoct a story about a burglar to cover up an accident.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
Banker Hamilton is closing up for the day when Rudy Gray persuades him to stay open for one more transaction--a withdrawal at gunpoint. When Lucas, acting sheriff, is forced to shoot the man, he's unaware that Rudy has a $2,000 reward. A bounty hunter finds out about the reward and poses as Rudy's brother to collect him--and the reward--before Lucas finds out.moreless
Peter receives a call from cabbie Eddie Webb who sees a taxi-dancer being kidnapped by two gangsters. He uncovers the connection between Ruth Millard, a dental nurse turned dance hall girl in an attempt to elude big-time mobster Frank Benedict and things seem rather remote until Pete learns that the truth comes out easily as a tooth when sodium pentathol is the lever.
Paladin defends a schoolmistress who's being threatened for teaching about war crimes that took place during the Civil War.
After Mike turns down an offer to work with a pair of men who run a deep sea salvage company because of their past, Mike's assistant on his current job agrees to work for them. Mike joins the three men on a treasure hunt for gold, as Mike wants to keep his former young assistant safe from harm.moreless