Hill Street Blues

Season 1 Episode 7

Choice Cut

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 14, 1981 on NBC
9.3
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Hector Ruiz takes hostages again, this time at a supermarket; LaRue and Washington try to connect the gun that shot Hill and Renko with addict Eddie Hoban; and Cynthia Chase uses the hostage scene to stir up the local merchants.

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  • This episode proves that Hill Street Blues was so brilliant.

    9.0
    In a multi-character show like Hill Street Blues there is a danger that some character are nothing more than stereotypes. This episode reveals new side to some characters that had been underdeveloped before. Furillo's ex, Fay, seemed to be comic relief before. Her reactions in this episode show there is more. The fact that she immediately sensed that there was something between Furillo and Davenport, and her spiteless reaction to it, made me realise what Furillo had seen in her when they got married.



    The other remarkable fact about the episode is that a plotline only has a suggested ending. There is some confusion about a confiscated piece of meat in a body bag and a dead person in a body bag. At the end it appears that DeLarue and Washington have taken the bag with the dead body to their barbecue, instead of the meat. This could have been revealed in a hilarious or gruesome scene. This show prefers to just let the viewer imagine the outcome of the confusion. A show that trusts the intelligence of the viewer!moreless
Taurean Blacque

Taurean Blacque

Det. Neal Washington

Michael Warren

Michael Warren

Officer Bobby Hill

Charles Haid

Charles Haid

Andy Renko

Michael Conrad

Michael Conrad

Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (1981-1984)

Veronica Hamel

Veronica Hamel

Joyce Davenport

Daniel J. Travanti

Daniel J. Travanti

Captain Frank Furillo

Andrea Marcovicci

Andrea Marcovicci

Cynthia Chase

Guest Star

Kent Williams

Kent Williams

Bernard

Guest Star

Karole Selmon

Karole Selmon

Billie

Guest Star

Panchito Gomez

Panchito Gomez

Hector Ruiz

Recurring Role

Dana Gladstone

Dana Gladstone

Marv Box

Recurring Role

Nick Savage

Nick Savage

Pickpocket

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Fay: (touching the lumpy bag in front of her) What is this?
      Furillo: Don't pay any attention to that.
      Fay: (jerking her hand away from the bag in revulsion) What do you mean, "Don't pay any attention to that"? There is a dead person in that bag, Frank!
      Furillo: Fay, please, I'm pressed. Would you get to the point?

    • Howard: Judas Priest, Frank! That's an eight-inch steel door! If those idiots don't think we mean business than our ace in the hole isn't worth a brown Q-tip!

    • Howard: We're using a GL-700 deluxe mobile Frost King, Frank! It has dual frost pumps and direct power access. It sucks up thermal PTU's faster than an elephant in heat!

    • Renko: Can I stash some meat in the rear of your unit?
      Bates: Sure, why not.

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