21 Jump Street

Season 3 Episode 12

The Dreaded Return of Russell Buckins

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Feb 26, 1989 on FOX
7.8
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The Dreaded Return of Russell Buckins
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Hanson goes after an old friend who wrote an article exposing the Jump Street program causing Hanson to get suspended from duty.

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  • Amusing, but pointless.

    7.0
    A great chance to spend an hour with Johnny Depp, but the show's plot is all over the place, and doesn't have a thing to do with 21 Jump Street. Mostly it's a silly excuse for Depp's character to spend some more time with Russell Buckins. The first time around, Buckins was pivotal in advancing the changes we were seeing with Hanson as he rethought his life as a police officer. This time there is no character or plot development. Most viewers could care less whether Buckins gets married or not, or to whom, so what's the point? If you're not a Johnny Depp fan, this episode is a waste. If you are a Depp fan, then it is kinda fun.moreless
  • This is just a classic Tom episode!

    10
    The dreaded Russell Buckins returns when Tom goes to hunt him down after he publishes an article about the 21 Jump Street program. This episode features flashbacks from Russell's previous appearance.



    Russell though tells Tom he's changed - he's fallen in love with the beautiful Louise - who is meant to marry someone else as her family is very well off.



    Not wanting to take Russell back straight away he agrees to stay and begins to think that his friend truly is capable of loving someone other than himself.



    An excellent and action-packed episode. I really liked seeing the flashback parts (it was all the good parts) and it was just a really well cast and acted episode.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

Dustin Nguyen

Dustin Nguyen

Officer Harry Truman Ioki (season 1-4)

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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

Angelo Tiffe

Angelo Tiffe

Russell Buckins

Guest Star

Joseph Campanella

Joseph Campanella

Hunt Semperton

Guest Star

Jane Sibbett

Jane Sibbett

Louise Semperton

Guest Star

Yvette Nipar

Yvette Nipar

Jackie Garrett

Recurring Role

Blu Mankuma

Blu Mankuma

Cabbie

Recurring Role

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