Season 1 Episode 7

The Connection

Aired Unknown Nov 14, 1989 on



  • Trivia

    • This episode begins on Thursday, August 17th and the detectives are working the day watch out of Homicide.

  • Quotes

    • Capt. Lussen: What's that smell? It smells like menthol in here.
      Carl: Oh, it's Ben Gay. It's for my shoulder; I hurt it playing ball with the kids.
      Capt. Lussen: Stick to being coach.
      Carl: But, Captain, I love the action.
      Vic: Yeah, what about out sinuses?
      Carl:This stuff should keep them pretty clear.
      Capt. Lussen: Like I said, stick to being a coach.

    • Vic: The lousiest part of cop's job is having to talk to a deceased's family. You never get over the feeling that somehow you're intruding on a private moment. Talking to Joan Randall and her daughter Linda proved to be no exception.

    • Carl: (showing Vic a headline from the Los Angeles Tribune) Look at this, I finally make it to the papers and the call me Maloney. Can you believe it?
      Vic: (laughing) Maybe you should leave it that way.
      Carl: Why?
      Vic: Well, you're always telling everybody you're half Irish anyway.
      Carl: I am, my grandmother's all Irish, but...
      Vic: So, what are you complaining about?

  • Notes

    • Goof: Vic says: "In a few weeks, spectators would be cramming into high school stadiums to watch Saturday heroes."

      High school football is played on Friday night, not Saturday, which is the day for college football. High school stadiums are for Friday heroes.

    • The alternate title for this episode as per the United States Copyright Office is High School Athlete.

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