Dragnet - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • The Shooting Board
    Episode 2
    9/21/67
    9.9

    Joe stops at an all night launderette to buy cigarettes and interrupts a burglar working the coin changer. When he shouts "Freeze," the criminal comes up shooting. Joe returns fire, hitting the man, who flees with the help of his girlfriend. He's later found dead. When SID tries to find the bullet fired at Joe, they come up empty and Joe faces a shooting board with no proof the man ever fired at him. A great surprise ending.

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  • The Senior Citizen
    Episode 7
    10/26/67
    9.8
    A series of daring daylight house burglaries are taking place; perpetrated by an octegenarian who uses the wedding and obituary notices in the paper to select his victims.
  • The Big High
    Episode 8
    11/2/67
    9.8
    An elderly businessman, concerned about the welfare of his grandchild, informs Friday and Gannon that his daughter and son-in-law are using marijuana regularly. The young couple make no apologies for their lifestyle, which inevitably leads to disaster.
  • The Big Prophet
    The Big Prophet
    Episode 18
    1/11/68
    9.8
    Friday and Gannon are convinced that "Brother" William Bentley's Temple of the Expanded Mind is just a sham - a front for Bentley to sell LSD to the students of a nearby elementary school.
  • The Big Search
    Episode 17
    1/4/68
    9.1
    Two small girls, ages three and five, are missing. Their mother is certain that her ex-husband, an alcoholic, has kidnapped them. However, he is now in recovery and has no knowledge of the girls' whereabouts. The search seems hopeless until Friday and Gannon, acting on information from a former neighbor, follow a hunch.moreless
  • The Big Ad
    Episode 9
    11/9/67
    9.0
    An ex-con named Steve Deal contacts Friday and Gannon when a classified ad that he placed, offering to do "anything" for money, results in an offer to commit murder. Friday goes undercover as Deal.
  • The Badge Racket
    Episode 3
    9/28/67
    9.0
    Three con artists have been swindling businessmen from out-of-town by posing as a prostitute and two policemen. The detectives set a trap as Gannon pretends to be a manufacturer from Lincoln Nebraska.
  • The Big Neighbor
    Episode 5
    10/12/67
    8.8
    In this lighthearted, well-written episode, Bill invites Joe to dinner and a football game at his home in Eagle Rock. The only problem: Gannon's neighbors keep interrupting the visit with petty, and not-so-petty, problems.
  • The Big Dog
    Episode 11
    11/23/67
    8.8
    A purse-snatching dog? This is the case Friday and Gannon must solve. Making things more difficult, victims give different descriptions of the four-legged thief.
  • The Suicide Attempt
    Episode 24
    2/29/68
    8.7
    Friday and Gannon learn that a young man has called his mother from Hollywood "to say goodbye." With the help of the man's sister, the two detectives trace the impending suicide to a hotel with over 1,200 rooms.
  • 9/14/67
    8.6

    A surly teenager throws acid on the back of another student (played by a teen-aged Jan Michael Vincent), then crashes a party armed with a live hand grenade.

  • 10/19/67
    8.5
    Sgt. Carl Maxwell, a frustrated fellow detective, goes AWOL; Friday and Gannon have three days to track him down before Maxwell loses his badge for good.
  • The Bank Jobs
    Episode 4
    10/5/67
    8.5
    A nervy bank robber uses innocent women to help commit his crimes. Friday and Gannon are nearly sidetracked when one of the victims lies about her involvement and later proves to have a criminal record of her own.
  • The Big Departure
    Episode 25
    3/7/68
    8.5
    Petty theft from drug and hardware stores leads to a group of four teens who are determined to start their own nation on a remote island off the California coast.
  • The Christmas Story
    Episode 15
    12/21/67
    8.4
    A statue of the child Jesus was stolen from a church. Joe and Bill have to get it back by Christmas. They have less than 48 hours.
  • The Big Gambler
    Episode 27
    3/21/68
    8.3
    Over $100,000 has been embezzled from an industrial company. An investigation of the employees leads Friday and Gannon to a habitual gambler.
  • The Big Shipment
    Episode 16
    12/28/67
    8.3
    Drugs are found aboard a plane that has crashed in the San Fernando Valley. The pilot is quickly traced, but in order to force him to name his connection, Friday and Gannon ask the press to sit on the story for a few hours.
  • 3/14/68
    8.2
    Friday and Gannon are screening applicants for the Police Academy. One seems to have all the right qualifications, except that six months are missing from his application.
  • The Squeeze
    Episode 23
    2/22/68
    8.1
    An ex-con accused of extortion is interrogated. He calmly and smugly insists that he is innocent, but Friday and Gannon have a surprise for him: taped conversations and a voice analysis device.
  • The Little Victim
    Episode 22
    2/15/68
    8.0
    When a nine-month old child is beaten, Friday and Gannon investigate the parents, who are more concerned about their failing relationship than their baby son.
  • The Missing Realtor
    Episode 10
    11/16/67
    8.0
    A woman real-estate agent is missing and turns up dead in a vacant home. The detectives' one suspect, the woman's ex-boyfriend, is cleared; then credit card bills for purchases made after the woman's death start appearing.
  • The Big Problem
    Episode 28
    3/28/68
    7.9
    Community relations is the theme, as Friday and Gannon try to narrow the gap between the Department and the citizens it is sworn "to protect and to serve." The gap is especially wide between African-Americans and the primarily Caucasian LAPD, as demonstrated by two plots lines. These lines start together as Friday and Gannon hold a community relations meeting. In this meeting are a young male and an older couple this episode follows their story. A pair of police officers stop the older Afro-American couple. The officers approach and interrogate them as if they were criminals. The couple feels hurt and angry on how the officers treated them. Friday and Gannon help the couple and officers bridge the gap. The young - and slightly militant - black man barricades himself in his apartment rather than submit to a traffic warrant. Friday talks him down. At the end of the episode real life Chief Thomas Redding makes a plea for a mutual understanding between the community, you, and your police.moreless
  • The Pyramid Swindle
    Episode 12
    11/30/67
    7.8
    A female con-artist uses an evangelistic approach to lure buyers into her pyramid scheme. The Bunco division can't charge her with false advertising, so they prosecute her for operating a lottery.
  • The Big Amateur
    Episode 19
    1/25/68
    7.5
    Citizens are full of praise for Officer Gideon C. Dengle - they want to bestow him with awards, honors and home-baked cookies. There's only one problem: there's no such officer in the LAPD.
  • 12/7/67
    7.2
    Friday and Gannon investigate a scam involving a phony LAPD newsletter, which comes with a card for subscribers entitling the bearer to preferential treatment from the police.
  • The Big Clan
    Episode 21
    2/8/68
    7.1
    Sgt. Friday is offered a bribe to assist a gypsy family trying to gain control of the gypsy community.
  • The Starlet
    Episode 20
    2/1/68
    6.7
    A teenage runaway, intent on becoming a star, has instead wound up in pornographic films. Acting on behalf of the girl's aunt, Friday and Gannon try to find the young "starlet."
  • The Trial Board
    Episode 14
    12/14/67
    6.4
    An officer accused of taking a bribe has chosen Sgt. Friday to represent him at his trial board hearing. Witnesses saw the officer accept the money, but he insists it was for the payback of a loan made years ago.
  • The Big Prophet
    Episode 18
    1/11/68
    6.3
    Friday and Gannon are convinced that "Brother" William Bentley's Temple of the Expanded Mind is just a sham - a front for Bentley to sell LSD to the students of a nearby elementary school.
  • The Big Squeeze
  • The Big Bang a.k.a. "The Grenade"
    A surly teenager throws acid on the back of another student (played by a teen-aged Jan Michael Vincent), then crashes a party armed with a live hand grenade.
  • The Big Gambler
    The Big Gambler
    Episode 27
    4.3
    Over $100,000 has been embezzled from an industrial company. An investigation of the employees leads Friday and Gannon to a habitual gambler.
Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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