Cop Rock

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 26, 1990 on ABC
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A drug raid leads to the arrest of Tyrone Weeks and Patricia Spence. Patricia (Patty) has an infant baby girl who is remanded to child welfare. During their preliminary hearing, Tyrone is set free on his own recognizance due to overcrowding of L.A. County's jails. He later kills Officer Gilbert Braden, partner of Officer Frank Rose. Officer Vicki Hill takes pity on Patty Spence and convinces Captain Hollander to pull strings to have her released and to have the baby, Crystal, returned to her. Vicki is also contending with a lovesick partner, Officer Andy Campo, and a jealous husband, forensics expert Ralph Ruskin. Detective Vincent LaRusso forcibly coerces the identity of the man who killed Gilbert Braden from an accomplice while his partner, Detective W. Donnie Potts, looks on. Later, LaRusso fakes an injury to gain juror's sympathy while testifying against a drug dealer. Chief of Police Roger Kendrick blames the mayor and her policies for the death of Gilbert Braden and gives an impassioned speech begging Mayor Plank to provide funds for new jails. Mayor Plank responds by stating that she has already authorized a new jail to be built in honor of Gilbert Braden. She later accepts a bribe from a contractor and awards him the contract to build the new jail. Patty Spence, desperate for drug money, offers to sell information about Tyrone Weeks to the police. Hollander offers her $50 upfront with an extra $50 to come if her information pans out. When her information turns out to be false, Patty, in desperation, sells her baby for drug money. LaRusso and Potts manage to locate Tyrone Weeks and convince a judge to issue a search warrant of his property, but before they can arrive at the house, Officer Gaines and his rookie partner have already detained Tyrone against his rights and the bust is blown. Infuriated, LaRusso orders everyone out of the house, but Donnie refuses to leave. LaRusso kills Tyrone in cold blood. Ralph covers for LaRusso in his forensic report, but Capt. Hollander isn't convinced by Ralph's report and vows to bring LaRusso down....moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Anne Bobby

Anne Bobby

Officer Vicki Quinn

Barbara Bosson

Barbara Bosson

Mayor Louise Plank

David Gianopoulos

David Gianopoulos

Officer Andy Campo

Larry Joshua

Larry Joshua

Captain John Hollander

James McDaniel

James McDaniel

Officer Franklin Rose

Ron McLarty

Ron McLarty

Ralph Ruskin

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Warren Osborne

Guest Star

Art Kimbro

Art Kimbro

Tyrone Weeks

Guest Star

Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Judge Walter Flynn

Guest Star

Jeffrey Alan Chandler

Jeffrey Alan Chandler

Ray Rodbart (as Jeffrey Allan Chandler)

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