240-Robert

Season 2 Episode 3

Hostages

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 21, 1981 on ABC
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Hostages
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Trap and Sandy are stuck inside a bank when a robbery becomes a standoff with police.

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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

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The S.W.A.T. Deputy who takes over the pay phone from Captain Berman (Taylor Lacher) was played by Jim Seulke, who served as a technical advisor on several of the 240-Robert episodes. You can also catch a quick glimpse of him playing Deputy Seulke in the episode "Acting Sergeant."

    • QUOTES (3)

      • STATION RADIO CALL: "S.E.B. SWAT team callout. Third and Graham."

      • Trap on RADIO CALL; " 240-Robert-2 to S.R.C. 510 possible runaway, Mulhullen near Las Virgin."

      • The chopper takes off with Sandy flying and 1 bank robber in it.
        Surprised that Sandy is a pilot, the robber says, "Mexico City, next stop."
        Sandy flies giving the robber a roller-coaster ride!
        Sandy says, "Mr. you just bought yourself an E ticket!"
        The robber gets scared, sick and dizzy and gives up.
        The robber gives Sandy his gun and she empties the bullets into the chopper while she flies.
        Sandy then says to the robber, "By the way, I'm a Deputy Sheriff and you're under arrest."

    • NOTES (32)

      • Original Air Date (in US): 21st March 1981

      • Later inside the bank...

        Mr. Talmadge checks Miss Harper's file again and learns that she is not $791 overdrawn, but she is $971 overdrawn.

      • The chopper takes off with Sandy flying and 1 bank robber in it.
        Surprised that Sandy is a pilot, the robber says, "Mexico City, next stop."
        Sandy flies giving the robber a roller-coaster ride!
        Sandy says, "Mr. you just bought yourself an E ticket!"
        The robber gets scared, sick and dizzy and gives up.
        The robber gives Sandy his gun and she empties the bullets into the chopper while she flies.
        Sandy then says to the robber, "By the way, I'm a Deputy Sheriff and you're under arrest."

      • Headed towards the radio helicopter in parking lot.
        Surrounded by Sheriffs. Sandy kicks the 2 robbers down while they were entering the chopper.

      • The robbers leave the bank with 3 hostages (Trap, Sandy and the woman with no brakes from earlier).
        Sandy's arm is in a scarf sling.

      • The robber now wants 1/4 of a million dollars in cash.

      • Sandy hurts her arm while diving to save a hostage during the shooting.

      • The TV Director accidentally switches the live secret bank camera over the TV. The bank robber with machine gun shoots the camera in the window.

      • Sandy gives Trap her .38 Special gun.

      • A helicopter radio station KLOW chopper (Bell Jet Ranger) is above the bank reporting on holdup. Then the helicopter lands in parking lot to drop off a radio reporter with a tape recorder.

      • Meanwhile...
        Cueva waits by Traps car in front of bank with an M16 rifle. Awaiting SWAT orders.

      • TV Newscast on TV...
        "Samuel Tolsky, 64 year old had a stroke."
        "Mitchell Wilson (robber leader) has an engineering degree"

      • KSFR News Truck "Mobile Unit 2" & "Local News" (yellow letters on van door).

      • News Report on TV...
        "Jefferson Talmadge a 13 year manager, married with 4 boys sons, twin girls, a grandfather has been victimized 5 times with various bank holdups."

      • Cueva suggests secretly putting a small camera in the bank window. Cueva rappels down from the bank roof and places camera outside of the window on a rope.

      • Cueva reports to SWAT Captain Berman that the gunmen have a 9mm, a 45, a semi-automatic rifle and there are 23 hostages.

      • Sandy pulls the bank line rope to create a distraction while Cueva puts a gun in a waste basket. The injured man is removed in the stretcher.

      • Cueva and Kestenbaum trade uniforms with the ambulance people and enter the bank with a stretcher. Cueva wears glasses taken from attendant to make him look goofy/harmless. No guns were found on Cueva or Kestenbaum when the robbers patted them down.

      • Meanwhile...
        Live news coverage begins outside of bank.
        TV in bank is turned on by a robber.

      • Robber Willie wants a "6 passenger jet helicopter in 20 minutes or he will shoot 1 hostage promptly every 10 minutes." The robber said that he will allow 2 ambulance attendants with stretcher into bank to help old man who had a stroke.
        Cueva and another deputy switch places with ambulance attendants and go into bank dressed as ambulance people.
        Cueva tells the SWAT Captain that Sandy still has her .38 Special handgun.

      • Captain Berman - Sheriff SWAT Team Captain.

      • "Trap III" California plate on Trap's car is spotted in front of bank by Cueva.

      • Meanwhile...
        Bank is surrounded by cops.
        Gunmen Willie says he flew choppers at Vanderberg
        and Gunman Everetts discuss their escape.

      • Meanwhile back at HQ...
        STATION RADIO CALL: "S.E.B. SWAT team callout. Third and Graham."

        240-R-2 rolls with Thib & Kestenbaum.

      • An old man (Sam) collapses and Trap assists him. Trap is wearing a dark blue/green "Lehigh University" jacket coving his Sheriff uniform. Trap says that he has training as a paramedic. When Trap bends down, the lead robber sees Trap's gun & holster. Trap is then handcuffed.

      • Then 3 bank robbers with guns (2 automatic handguns and 1 automatic rifle) come into bank.

        Sandy hits silent alarm.

      • Later at HQ...

        Sandy learns that she gets a bank statement that E.C.B. (El Camino Bank) says she is $791.00 overdrawn from her account.
        Trap offers to drive Sandy to the bank during their lunch hour.
        Trap's car a rust-colored 240-ZX?
        Trap visits the girl from earlier while Sandy speaks to a manager (Mr. Tollage) at the bank.

      • VW is stopped and woman is thankful. Trap learns that she works at the El Camino Bank.

      • Cueva driving, slows VW van by getting in front and braking slowly bumper to bumper.

      • Trap on RADIO CALL; " 240-Robert-2 to S.R.C. 510 possible runaway, Mulhullen near Las Virgin."

      • Meanwhile...
        A woman driving a Volkswagen (VW van light blue with white top).
        No brakes as she speeds by 240-R-2 Bronco.

      • Trap inside Bronco with Cueva driving.
        Trap reads a newspaper article to Cueva about Cueva catching some bad guys. PlayaRea cops impressed with Cueva who off duty busted cocaine deal.

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