Season 1 Episode 6

Modus Operandi

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Nov 09, 1996 on NBC

Episode Recap

When the twisted serial killer known as Jack-Of-All-Trades continues his murders with his eighteenth kill, a kindly neighborhood fix-it man. Sam is devastated to learn that most of Jack's victims are linked to her in some way. Jack infiltrates the VCTF head quarters leaving a message on Sam's car in blood. Sam instantly "freaks" out and rushes home to be with Chloe. Bailey immediately increases the security around the Firehouse implanting operation Eagle Eye. During this time the team learns that Sam's husband was murdered by Jack. As Sam agonizes over her slain acquaintances, she tries to maintain a stable and normal life. She encourages Coop travel to Memphis to give evidence, she does not want Coop near her until Jack is caught. Sam is able to decode a cryptic clue left at the last scene, Coop is the next victim. Unable to reach Coop the VCTF rushes to the Train Terminal to save Coop and capture Jack. With the VCTF covering the Train Terminal Jack is able to slip by unnoticed. Sam tracks him to underground area, where Jack speaks to Sam under the cover of darkness. Jack slips of into the darkness and escapes capture again. Sam is left feeling frustrated and upset. There are some heartfelt moments between Sam and Coop.