Heart of the City (1986)

Season 1 Episode 13

Out on a Limb

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Jan 10, 1987 on ABC

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  • After shooting and killing a gang leader,the successor to the throne (a female) vows to kill Det. Kennedy.

    A very unusual episode for network television....Gang warfare and violence.Rather acurately portrayed with the mind games,and terrifying telephone calls to Kennedy\'s house.Rosa will not let Wes rest.He is stopped in his Bronco by a roadblock of gang members with sawed off shotguns aimed and ready.Rosa gives him the kiss of death and he is allowed to pass thru.The strength of Det Kennedy shines thru in this episode.He never lets the stress or the fear get to him,all the while his family is being driven mad.One interesting part of this episode is a \"Music Video\" that revolves around Kennedy in a hospital room,his thoughts of gang members coming to kill him,and a stirring round of \"Give me Shelter\" by the Rolling Stones.Scenes of a flashing light bar,screaming siren,a dominatrix in the hospital (brought in by his co-workers),and gang members pushing his gurney down the hall while laughing and intermixed at rapid speed with scenes of the hospital room being defaced with graffitti (tagging) on the walls.The \"video\" nears end with 3 gunshots and Kennedy awakening with an empty room and NO graffitti on the walls.It was all a drug induced nightmare..........(well,the video anyway,not the whole gang story).