When a woman Mary Beth saved from suicide winds up murdered shortly thereafter, the investigation uncovers massive gambling debts, and sends Cagney and Lacey after a loan shark who may be involved.
Steve is turned into a raving paranoid by exposure to mushroom spores, and cuts a deal with Inspector Kobick to betray his crewmates.
The galactic showman, Farnum B, returns, this time as the producer of the Miss Galaxy Beauty Pageant. And he wants Judy to be in the contest, only she wants no part of it. Dr. Smith submits her anyway by forging her name to the contest roster.moreless
Joe stops at an all night launderette to buy cigarettes and interrupts a burglar working the coin changer. When he shouts "Freeze," the criminal comes up shooting. Joe returns fire, hitting the man, who flees with the help of his girlfriend. He's later found dead. When SID tries to find the bullet fired at Joe, they come up empty and Joe faces a shooting board with no proof the man ever fired at him. A great surprise ending.moreless
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.