21 Jump Street

Season 3 Episode 17

Blinded by the Thousand Points of Light

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Apr 30, 1989 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Undercover looking for a person who has been preying on homeless teens, the Jump Street cops learn what it is really like to live on the street.

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  • Good Episode. Ignore last review.

    My previous review was supposed to be for Grey's Anatomy, but I accidentally entered it here and I don't know how to delete it. This episode was a little graphic, but I bet it was pretty close to how it is for people who live on the streets. Some of it was hard to watch; it made me sick to my stomach. I'm glad Molly went home in the end, but I was truly sorry that Aaron died from the beating that he took. I would have liked to find out why the BMW dude was beating up kids just because they looked like his son, but whatever.moreless
  • Gritty, realistic drama.

    Dreary, but realistic, as the Jump Street gang ingratiates themselves with runaway teenagers living on the mean streets of the city. There's nothing pretty here. It's a world of drugs, male prostitution, and violence. Another episode where the bouncy theme music of the series seems out of place, as we enter a gritty and depressed setting. Hoffs befriends one of the runaways, played by Bridget Fonda. Penhall becomes the new 'father figure' for the group of lost teens, after their own leader has disappeared. And Hanson ends up in a dangerous world, soliciting on the streets. Not for the fainthearted.moreless
  • An unforgettable episode which shows the nasty side of living on the streets.

    This was the second episode I ever saw of the series and it blew me away.

    The team are undercover trying to find a criminal who is taking street kids who are prostituting themselves and beats them before dumping their bodies.

    One kid is missing and the team fear that he was taken by this monster. They do eventually find him, but nothing is simple or have great endings when you live in this world.

    This was a very powerful episode which dealt not only with living on the streets, but prostitution and rape. The episode was very well written and executed very sensitively.moreless
Steven Williams

Steven Williams

Captain Adam Fuller

Peter DeLuise

Peter DeLuise

Officer Douglas 'Doug' Penhall

Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete

Officer Judith "Judy" Hoffs

Richard Grieco

Richard Grieco

Dennis Booker (season 3-4)

Dustin Nguyen

Dustin Nguyen

Officer Harry Truman Ioki (season 1-4)

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Officer Thomas "Tom" Hanson (season 1-4)

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