Season 2 Episode 1

A Cool Welcome

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 07, 1981 on ABC
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Episode Summary

A Cool Welcome
Trap gets a brash new young partner, named Cueva, and the unit also gets a new helicopter pilot named Harper.

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    Joanna Cassidy

    Joanna Cassidy

    Deputy Morgan Wainwright

    Thomas Babson

    Thomas Babson

    Deputy Terry Caster

    Mark Harmon

    Mark Harmon

    Deputy Dwayne Thibideaux or "Thib"

    Brant van Hoffman

    Brant van Hoffman

    Deputy Bottendott

    Michael Toland

    Michael Toland

    Deputy "Phone Number" Fedderson

    Tori Lysdahl

    Tori Lysdahl

    Deputy Michelle

    Kevyn Major Howard

    Kevyn Major Howard

    Jeff Fremont

    Guest Star

    Paul Mantee

    Paul Mantee

    Range Officer

    Guest Star

    Jeff Gallucci

    Jeff Gallucci

    Deputy DeVito

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

    • NOTES (28)

      • Original Air Date (in US): 7th March 1981

      • Kestenbaum isn't sure that Cueva will make it in the 240-R unit. Cueva as a sign of friendship gives a puppy to Kestenbaum for his 5 year old son Jess.

      • Later at HQ...
        The team learns that Lt. Coleman says that charges are filed against Jeff Fremont (teen punk).

      • Trap on a rope rappels down to Cueva. A rattlesnake is about a foot away from Trap. Cueva shoots the snake and saves Trap.

      • Cueva crashes his bike and he is bleeding on a ledge.

      • 240-R-2 searches Mullhullan area.
        240-R-5 searches Tapenga area.
        240-R-Air searches the canyon.

        Sandy spots Cueva at Mulhullan approaching Malibu Canyon. She uses the helicopter P.A. to tell Cueva "Stop your bike! Your back wheel has been jimmied!"

      • 240-R-Air and 240-R-2 search for Cueva on his motorcycle.

      • After rescue on pier...
        Cueva learns of the teen suing him and Cueva is upset. Cueva pulls a wheelie on his motorcycle and drives off. Chris tells Trap that Jeff loosened Cueva's wheel.

      • Cutting torch arrives with 240-R-Air and Daryl is cut free. Chris watches as Jeff (teen punk) loosens Cueva's motorcycle rear wheel when no one is looking by the bridge.

      • Meanwhile...
        Jeff (punk teen) to the Malibu deputies: "Cueva's gonna get hit with a half million dollar civil suit. My dad's filing it already."

      • 240-R-5 Kestenbaum and Bottendott are requested.
        240-R-Air flies away to get an underwater cutting torch.

      • Later at the bridge...
        Sandy arrives first and she jumps into the water to keep Daryl's head above the water.
        Brett arrives and jumps in the water to try to free Daryl's right foot.
        A SCUBA tank and regulator is brought in.

      • 240-R-Air flying spots Cueva on his motorcycle on way to work. Sandy speaks on the helicopter P.A. and tells Cueva to meet Trap at the bridge.

      • 240-R-2 responds to Henry Ford Bridge again. Trap only (Cueva is not at work yet).
        240-R-Air with Sandy responds also.

      • Later...
        Pulley line off pier with the same teens as earlier.
        Jeff goes first off the pulley line into the ocean.
        Chris is next.
        Daryl is last. He is afraid and doesn't let go in time. He hits the pier and goes under. Daryl gets his foot caught in the pier. His head is just above water, but the tide is rising.

      • Trap & Sandy leave and Cueva goes into the other room where his girlfriend is. We soon learn that his girlfriend is a collie dog named "Mollie" who just had puppies! 4 puppies are seen licking the mother.

      • Trap and Sandy say that they are thinking about going lobster diving. Cueva reminds them that this time of year it isn't legal. They said just "thinking" about going.

      • Later...
        At Cueva's place...
        Trap, Sandy & Brett discuss Cueva's future at 240-Robert. Cueva was building a model ship when they came in.
        Trap to Cueva: "You stretch, bend and break the rules."
        Harper to Cueva: "Loners don't make it in 240-Robert."
        They try to set Cueva straight.

      • Later...

        Trap & Sandy in Trap's car (Nissan 240ZX)???
        They discuss Cueva. Trap says that Cueva comes from a circus background.
        Cueva's father was an aerialist, sharpshooter and animal trainer at the circus. Cueva left the circus after his sister's death.

      • Range Officer: "Qualifying on this range means survival in the field."

        Cueva said that he survived 2 years in East L.A.

        Flashback scene...
        How Cueva was recommended to the 240-Robert unit...

        Trap was finishing up on a "909H call" when 2 motor-cross bike riders drove by. One of them crashes and the other (Cueva) helps him. Cueva says it's a simple fracture and he set a "traction splint" with Trap.

        Cueva was off duty with the Sheriff Department in East L.A. and Trap suggests Cueva join 240-Robert.

      • Deputy Range Officer yells at Cueva for being a cocky sharpshooter. Cueva shot like a gunslinger but he was accurate.

      • Later...
        Sheriff Shooting Range

        Kestenbaum was the best shot.
        Cueva gets a perfect score of 180 and is now the best shot in department.

      • Brett Cueva has 6 months probation. Trap is angry because Cueva is a hot-shot deputy.

      • 240-R-2 responds to Henry Ford Bridge. Deputy Brett Cueva rides in chopper to the top of the bridge to save time in a hot-shot stunt. Cueva argues with teen and boy falls into fireman net below.

      • Meanwhile...

        Deputy Brett Cueva practicing on parallel bars at HQ.

      • Malibu Sheriff unit calls for 240-Robert rescue, thinking that the teen is trapped on bridge.

      • Jeff – a juvenile teen boy spray painting on bridge. Later we learn that his father is a lawyer.

      • Sandy Harper on patrol in 240-R-Air sees a juvenile boy climbing on the super structure at the "Henry Ford Bridge."

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