Hill Street Blues - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • Renko's father takes a final trip around the city; Belker goes undercover to find out who has been knifing winos; and Joyce finds her faith restored as she defends a nice young man accused of rape whose alibi is reluctant to testify.
  • Shooter
    Episode 17
    5/6/82
    9.1
    Belker tries to renew his expired driver's license; Renko tries to take his father home from the hospital; LaRue rehabilitates himself with Furillo; and everyone follows the trail of the gun used to kill two officers during a burglary.
  • Personal Foul
    Episode 16
    3/25/82
    9.3
    Belker and Washington go undercover at a porno theater; Hill and Renko answer a domestic call concerning a suicidal man holding his wife and child hostage; a pickup basketball game between the cops and the gangs calls for full-scale negotiations.
  • 3/18/82
    8.9
    Goldblume is bitter over losing a promotion; Joyce walks out of court while defending a repeat offender; Renko learns his father is dying; a stakeout to find a con team shaking down johns proves dangerous; and Esterhaus' prize car is taken by a team of car thieves.
  • Hill has enough of the BOC pressures; Goldblume finds a witness in the Gilliam case who seems too good to be true; Furillo demotes LaRue to the police motor pool; and Joyce grows bitter when Walter Harmon is released and kills again.
  • 2/18/82
    8.8
    Grace asks Esterhaus for help with a barking dog; LaRue suffers a crisis of confidence about the PCP lab bust and starts drinking; Renko's family problems hurt his performance at work; Hill antagonizes everyone in his efforts to recruit for the BOC; Goldblume resorts to force to deal with landlord Sosa; and Furillo tries in vain to hold onto Walter Harmon for the death of Pam Gilliam.moreless
  • Of Mouse and Man
    Episode 12
    2/11/82
    9.6
    Joyce's fellow PD Pam Gilliam is gunned down; Hill's position as VP for the Black Officers' Coalition puts a strain on both him and Renko; Goldblume tries to deal with an abusive landlord; Fay threatens to bring WAD to the Hill; LaRue and Washington trade up from a cocaine dealer to a PCP lab.moreless
  • 1/28/82
    9.0
    Bates plays in the interdepartmental poker finals; Fuchs refuses to help out one of his own men caught forging prescriptions; Henry goes undercover on a smash-and-grab purse snatching detail; Delgado admits he's afraid of testifying before the commission; Joyce chides Furillo for being naive about his supposed innocence protecting him against the commission; the scam saloon closes down after a gun battle; and a furious Furillo testifies before the commission and offers his resignation to Chief Daniels.moreless
  • 1/21/82
    9.4
    Hunter uses pedigreed hounds to track wild city dogs; the scam saloon begins producing results, despite Captain Freedom's help; Fay fixates on cemetery plots; Frank becomes incresingly disgusted with his lawyer and Chief Daniels over the actions of the Sullivan Commission; and a suspicious Calletano learns the truth about a gorgeous new khaki officer.moreless
  • 1/14/82
    9.2
    The Captain meets LaRue and Washington when he returns from a purse snatching; Renko (who has lost his service revolver) and Hill are rear-ended by a wedding party; Bates gets mad at Coffey when he stands her up for a breakfast date; Lou threatens again to remove his vending machines from the precinct house; Daniels tells Furillo to initiate a scam saloon in the South Ferry Precinct as a preemptive move against the corruption-seeking Sullivan Commission.moreless
  • 1/7/82
    9.1
    Belker meets an eccentric calling himself "Captain Freedom" while on a stakeout; LaRue gets more than he bargained for as a cell plant when he overhears an arson suspect taunting an accused child molester; and Furillo issues an ultimatum to the gangs after a savage massacre in a local tavern.
  • Chipped Beef
    Episode 7
    12/17/81
    9.1
    Furillo pushes Hill about his support of Nash; Belker goes under to catch a gang preying on automatic bank tellers; Fay's engagement ends abruptly; and a good samaritan faces arrest on old out of town warrants.
  • Cranky Streets
    Episode 6
    12/10/81
    9.2
    Hill covers for an old friend with personal problems who uses excessive force on an arrest; Coffey arrests an old family friend during a visit to his old neighborhood; Fay introduces her fiance; and negotiations breakdown between the police union and the city.
  • 12/3/81
    9.4
    Night court interferes with "Monday Night Football" as LaRue and Washington are accused of entrapping a mugger; Bates and Coffey look for gang members responsible for the drive-by shooting of a child; Grace has a pregnancy scare; Fay announces that she's getting married again.
  • 11/19/81
    9.5
    Bates loses a junkie prostitute through an error in judgement; Hudson beats up his lawyer after his release on bail; Furillo and Joyce reconsider their separation; and Esterhaus ends his friendship with Mac.
  • Hill and Renko handle a domestic call involving an old man threatening his neighbors with a shotgun; Hudson looks for the informer in his gang; and Joyce asks Furillo for advice about the Downey case.
  • Blood Money
    Episode 2
    11/5/81
    8.5
    Goldblume meets a lonely woman while driving a cab undercover; LaRue and Washington use a desperate snitch to solve a prostitute murder; Virgil reports on Hudson's takeover of the Black Arrow gang; and Furillo and Joyce meet socially after splitting up.
  • Hearts and Minds
    Episode 1
    10/29/81
    9.2
    A prostitute accuses a detective of blackmailing her for sex; Goldblume searches for a missing child; a former gang leader returns to the Hill as a crusading social reformer; Belker busts a purse-snatching orangutan and keeps in touch with an undercover rookie planted inside a volatile street gang; and Furillo and Esterhaus question their current romantic involvements.
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