Malloy and Reed take flight in separate helicopters to provide assistance in the search of a light plane stolen from the Los Angeles Airport by a distraught man. Afterwards, they search for a group of robbery suspects who flee in separate cars, then Reed discovers a house fire during a nighttime patrol.moreless
As part of a trial program to help ground based officers better understand the abilities and limitations of helicopter assistance, Malloy and Reed are selected to be observers on several Air Support Division missions. This morning's missions include a search for two robbery suspects inside a high rise office building and a search for a suspect who's fled a murder scene.moreless
Reed and his colleagues have differing takes on a joke he retells after hearing it from Officer Wells. An elderly woman suspects a friend stole her mink scarf out of her refrigerator. A destitute couple with five children resorts to desperate measures to increase their income. Reed is put in a difficult position when he has to ask an old friend to turn down the music at a party.
A young, spoiled socialite, pulled over for speeding and having an expired license, fails to sway Malloy with her charm. Unaccustomed to not getting her way, she becomes obsessed with winning him over at any cost, making life miserable for him and his colleagues.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
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 is over the moon after he and several other probationary officers have a two-hour long meeting with the police chief. A bubble-headed woman reports that her white Ford has been stolen with her pet boa constrictor in the trunk. A couple of hypes pass out and set their home on fire. Feuding neighbor housewives turn water hoses into weapons. The owner of another white Ford picks a bad day to transport a large amount of marijuana.moreless
Reed's dog has a litter of puppies, and he's desperate to find homes for them. A silent alarm is tripped at a swim wear factory. A young boy gets his head stuck in a metal fence. An attractive young woman reports a prowler trying to pry open her bedroom window.moreless
Reed becomes preoccupied with hunger after his wife puts him on a low calorie diet, but a busy shift repeatedly prevents him and Malloy from going Code 7. A homeowner has the sod stolen off his front lawn. A woman fears her stepson has become involved with an out of town friend who is in possession of stolen credit cards. A parolee uses bad judgement when shopping for a used car.moreless
Reed contemplates buying a house, but Malloy thinks he's in no position to be able to afford it. Two drunk middle aged women fight over a man inside his house. A cab driver is robbed by an out-of-towner. A booster-club president is overwhelmed by a bus full of Mexicans who show up at his house and mistake him for someone much more important. A deranged man begins shooting at anyone who passes by his house.moreless
When a good friend is shot and critically wounded in the line of duty, Reed is faced with the challenge of keeping focus on his duties. A surly drunk driver endangers pedestrians. A cue stick is turned into a weapon during a pool hall brawl. A foot chase ensues when a couple of bike thieves are pulled over and questioned.moreless
An ambassador in Mexico asks Kelly and Scott to abduct an American undersecretary to convince her minders that her security is inadequate. All they have to do is convince the woman, Maude, to go with them. Once they get through the security...moreless