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Season 1 Episode 13

Oil and Water

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 03, 1979 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Oil and Water
A man in a hang glider entangled in power lines brings Thib perilously close to a high-voltage death and Trap starts playing detective when he learns about Morgan's new love life.

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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

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • At end of episode, Jason finally meets Trap at the 240-R station.
        Trap says, "You're different than I expected" (to Jason).
        Jason says, "You're a lot nicer than Mom says" (to Trap).

    • NOTES (19)

      • Original Air Date (in US): 3rd January 1980

      • Eliot Kozak - syndicate boss
        Newspaper article...
        "Slick Realty Scam Sunk By L.A. Deputies"
        Trap reluctantly reading article to others says Deputy Morgan Wainwright "cited for heroic performance for the arrest."

      • Bad guys start to dump oil canisters overboard from their boat...boat chase begins. Morgan in 240-R-Air runs bad guy boat into globs of kelp (seaweed) to stop their engines.

      • Later...
        A Stakeout with deputies on a boat while Morgan in chopper on beach waiting.
        Morgan over radio to guys on boat says, "Jason loves fish."
        Trap wearing t-shirt "Lehigh" (a college in Pennsylvania.

      • "$1.00 per galon," Deputy CB said referring to oil on beach.
        Oil bins are found on bottom of ocean "rigged so it would leak"...later told to the condo owner who got a low-ball offer to sell his condos recently.

      • Later...
        Training dive with Sheriff Deputies.

      • West Lincoln Emergency - closest hospital in 240-R-Air for hang glider guy.

      • Now a new news helicopter pilot interferes with hang glider rescue. According to the news photographer (Watson) in chopper the last helicopter pilot is "driving cabs in Pamona." News reporter tells pilot to get closer for the shot. Later on the ground, Watson tells Morgan, "no meter maid with wings is going to tell me what to do." Morgan wrestles Watson on the ground and places him under arrest for interference and resisting arrest.

      • "SRC" stands for "Sheriff's Radio Center" which was said a lot on the radio.

      • Meanwhile...
        Radio Call - "902R Hang glider in power lines at Decker...Edison responding."
        A Hang glider crashes into high tension wires. Thib on chopper wire (240-R-Air) rescues hang glider guy.

      • 240-David = Lt. Coleman. He calls to get Morgan back to work.

      • Mr. Stevens condominium owner/builder is offered $5.7 million to sell condos (but cost $8 million to build) by the same guy from captaining the boating accident from earlier.

      • Oil is found washing ashore on beach. 240-R team will do a training dive to see where the oil is coming from.

      • Meanwhile...
        Thib & Trap investigate alleged lobster poachers where Morgan is beaching with Jason (so, Trap can spy on Morgan).

      • KLKX 8 - news helicopter interferes with boat rescue by flying too close to get camera shot. Morgan moved them away.

      • Trap & Thib in 240-R-Air to Spruce Bay Cove for a boating accident with a diver who came up too fast and got "the bends." They air transport the diver to the Naval Shipyard in Long Beach, CA to a decompression chamber.

      • Trap said to Thib that Morgan was "married to a police officer killed in the line of duty."

      • Jason - Morgan says that Jason wants to spend more time with her. Trap gets jealous (at end of episode we learn that Jason is really Morgan's son, Robert "Bobby" Jason Wainwright).

      • Good beaches for a picnic that Thib tells to Morgan;
        Emerald Bay,
        Royal Palm and
        Spruce Bay Cove.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)