The Tribune staff return to work after hours because a jet liner experiencing mechanical troubles might crash. Joan Hume, Charlie's daughter, is on the plane.
Starsky & Hutch Season 2 Episode 13 Little Girl Lost Dec 25, 1976
It's the Christmas season, and while Starsky is happily getting into the festivities, Hutch is far more skeptical about people's sudden goodwill over the period. Responding to a call of petty shop-lifting, the pair meet Molly, a twelve-year-old tomboy, who lives with her father, a recently released convict turned alcoholic. But when soon after the girl's father is murdered by his two former partners-in-crime, who are determined to get their hands on the stolen diamond cache he went to prison for, Hutch finds himself taking Molly in for Christmas.
Unfortunately, with Molly being the only one who now knows the whereabouts of the diamonds, the two crooks who killed her father are now after her.