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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • 1/15/81
      9.1
      Precinct Captain Furillo tries to defuse a hostage situation despite the advice of his gung-ho Emergency Action Team leader and the temperament of a self-absorbed gang leader; public defender Joyce Davenport tries to find a client who has been lost in the bureaucratic maze; Detective LaRue gets a lapful of coffee; Sgt. Esterhaus confides to Fay about his teenage sweetheart; Officers Hill and Renko are shot in the line of duty.moreless
    • 1/17/81
      9.4
      Hill and Renko meet again for the first time since their shooting; Esterhaus tries to avoid Grace Gardner, the new police decorator; two transfer officers get themselves into trouble; Belker pursues rapists in the park; and Furillo must deal with Fay's demands for more money and an impending Presidential visit.
    • 1/22/81
      9.2
      Hill and Renko decide to split up, only to reconsile after a breakdown; LaRue is offered a bribe by a drug dealer who turns out to be a cop; Furillo tries to negotiate with the Bloods and Shamrocks to ensure a peaceful Presidential tour; Belker agrees to a blind date; Fay is arrested in a hot tub.moreless
    • Furillo backs LaRue in the bribery case brought by Macafee; Hill and Renko bust a car thief who's a mechanical whiz; Bates finally receives some respect from her peers; Esterhaus bonds with Grace when they live through a crisis at the station house after the Presidential visit is cancelled, gang revenge is feared, and a power outage creates turmoil.moreless
    • Double Jeopardy
      Episode 5
      1/31/81
      9.0
      Neal continues to investigate Macafee's life as a way of clearing LaRue; Belker and several others go undercover dressed as women to catch a rapist; Esterhaus broods over his two women; and Goldblume questions his ability after losing a jumper.
    • Film at Eleven
      Episode 6
      2/7/81
      9.2
      A television reporter rides with Hill and Renko; Washington and LaRue find the gun that shot Hill and Renko; and Belker busts Kevin Herman Dracula for biting a prostitute.
    • Choice Cut
      Episode 7
      2/14/81
      9.3
      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.
    • Up in Arms
      Episode 8
      2/21/81
      9.5
      Furillo gets orders to deal with a neighborhood merchants' association; Esterhaus goes out to meet a criminal he helped put away; Harris and Santini get into trouble with the deadly black van; and Hoban's lie detector results are inconclusive.
    • 2/28/81
      9.4
      The Dekker Avenue Merchants Association continues helping the police; Eddie Hoban finds himself out in the cold; Hill, Renko and Belker all have personal problems; Furillo tries to help a confused Santini decide what to do; and LaRue brings Cynthia Chase along on a dull stakeout that suddenly heats up.
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    • Gatorbait
      Episode 10
      3/7/81
      9.0
      Renko gets put out when a Division homicide detective ridicules his efforts to learn who killed a 15-year-old prostitute; Furillo learns that he may be in line for a promotion to commander; LaRue and Washington have a surprise for Hunter during his annual alligator hunt in the city sewers; and Fay asks Furillo's help with an obscene phone caller.
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    • 3/14/81
      8.9
      Furillo's chances for promotion are threatened when a city councilman is implicated in the murder of the teenage prostitute; LaRue continues to look for money for his "saloondramat"; Fay's obscene caller breaks into her home; and Belker confronts an anti-Semitic cop just transferred to the Hill.
    • Furillo pushes the investigation of Councilman McCauley; LaRue's business dream comes to a bitter end; Lt. Hunter gets his chance to test out an "urban tank" in Sniper Alley.
    • Fecund Hand Rose
      Episode 13
      3/25/81
      9.2
      Esterhaus faces immense pressure as his wedding day to Cindy dawns and Grace shows him what he's giving up; Furillo resents providing protection for Ralph Macafee, who's now a state witness; Belker busts an entertaining professional cat burglar; and everyone scrambles to get ready for the wedding ceremony.
    • Rites Of Spring
      Episode 14
      5/19/81
      0.0

      Hill and Renko arrest a young mother who regularly abandons her two toddlers and the station watches as a brutal vice cop is investigated... for a fourth time.

    • 5/19/81
      9.5
      Furillo and Neal go out of their way to help clear an obnoxious, racist narcotics detective accused of shooting an unarmed black man; LaRue's drinking gets really out of hand; and Hill and Renko try to help a young black woman accused of neglecting her children.
    • Jungle Madness
      Episode 16
      5/26/81
      9.6
      Neal continues to investigate the Weeks shooting, despite pressure from the Chief to drop it because of the bad publicity; LaRue goes from one shady scam to another as he tries to raise money; Belker's sham fence operation nets a surprise; Shirrett Anders leaves her children again; Furillo warns LaRue to get help for his drinking problem after he ruins a drug bust; and Joe Coffey, Lucy's new partner, is shot.moreless
    • Jungle Madness (2)
      Episode 17
      5/26/81
      9.7
      Neal continues to investigate the Weeks shooting, despite pressure from the Chief to drop it because of the bad publicity; LaRue goes from one shady scam to another as he tries to raise money; Belker's sham fence operation nets a surprise; Shirrett Anders leaves her children again; Furillo warns LaRue to get help for his drinking problem after he ruins a drug bust; and Joe Coffey, Lucy's new partner, is shot.moreless
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  • Season 5
  • Season 6
  • Season 7