Spenser: For Hire

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ABC (ended 1988)

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Promised Land (Parts 1 & 2)
      9/20/85
      0.0
      Spenser is hired by wealthy businessman Harry Patterson to find his wife after she ran away. While Spenser is looking for Harry's wife he learns that Harry is being harrassed by some men employed by crime lord King Powers and also that Pam was involved in a crime that resulted in the murder of a security guard.moreless
    • Promised Land (1)
      9/20/85
      9.8
      Spenser is hired by wealthy businessman Harry Patterson to find his wife after she ran away. While Spenser is looking for Harry's wife he learns that Harry is being harrassed by some men employed by crime lord King Powers and also that Pam was involved in a crime that resulted in the murder of a security guard.moreless
    • Promised Land (2)
      9/20/85
      9.8
      Spenser is hired by wealthy businessman Harry Patterson to find his wife after she runs away. While Spenser is looking for Harry's wife he learns that Harry is being harrassed by some men employed by crime lord King Powers and also that Pam was involved in a crime that resulted in the murder of a security guard.moreless
    • No Room at the Inn
      9/27/85
      8.8
      Spenser is given an old station as a gift from the fire department for a service rendered them. The police department hires Spenser to protect a mysterious witness.
    • The Choice
      The Choice
      Episode 4
      10/4/85
      9.9
      A pair of young thrill-killers target Spenser, accidentally shooting a bystander. Susan's ex-husband pays a visit.
    • Children of a Tempest Storm
      10/11/85
      9.8
      Spenser kills a would-be thief in the course of thwarting a robbery. He and Susan take in the man's two children while investigating his past. Susan discovers she is pregnant.
    • Original Sin
      Original Sin
      Episode 6
      10/18/85
      9.8
      Spenser investigates the apparent suicide of a young nun, and stumbles onto a corrupt landlord.
    • Discord in A Minor
      10/25/85
      9.5
      Spenser is fired from a bodyguard job after his young charge is kidnapped. Spenser suspects the girl he was to protect, arranged the 'kidnapping' to escape her father, a famous conductor, who may have been molesting his daughter.
    • The Killer Within
      11/12/85
      9.7
      Spenser is a Private Detective who is hired by a woman to watch her sister and protect her from an old boyfriend. Susan Silverman is Spenser's girlfriend, a research assistant in a psychologist's office. Susan is elated to have been chosen by handsome Dr. Ed Howard from all the other research assistants to accompany him to San Francisco for a psychology conference. Spenser is less elated. Ed Howard enters the picture when Spenser realizes that his client has multiple personalities, she is herself and her sister. Or is she her sister and . . .she's both Diane and Donna, ok? Susan points out that this is Howard's speciality and should be the one to counsel the woman. Spenser is less than elated to bring in the doctor.moreless
    • Autumn Thieves
      Autumn Thieves
      Episode 9
      11/19/85
      9.5
      Spenser stumbles onto a ring of thieves while investigating a relic stolen from a museum.
    • Blood Money
      Blood Money
      Episode 10
      11/26/85
      9.8
      The wife of a kidnapped oil tycoon hires Spenser to deliver $1 million in ransom money to a ring of terrorists while police have the drop-off area surrounded.
    • Resurrection
      Resurrection
      Episode 11
      12/3/85
      9.9
      Spenser investigates a crooked vice cop involved in the mugging of one of Susan's friends.
    • Internal Affairs
      Internal Affairs
      Episode 12
      12/17/85
      10
      Marital infidelity and suspected involvement in a gambling ring lead to Lt. Quirk's suspension. Belson is shot during a raid. Spenser works to clear Quirk's name and catch Belson's would-be killer.
    • Death By Design
      Death By Design
      Episode 13
      1/7/86
      9.8
      When university scientist Linda Collins hires Spenser to track down her boyfriend and recover &50,000, he encounters a drug ring and finds himself in a dangerous situation. Matters are not helped when Hawk is hired by the people that Spenser is up against.
    • A Day's Wages
      A Day's Wages
      Episode 14
      1/14/86
      9.8
      Spenser and Hawk blame themselves for failing to protect their respective clients from the clutches of the underworld, and vow to settle the score with a big-time racketeer and his henchmen.
    • A Madness Most Discreet
      1/21/86
      10
      When Spenser is asked by a former Russian ballerina to help her, he finds that she is a subject of interest to both the American and Russian secret service.
    • Brother to Dragons
      Brother to Dragons
      Episode 16
      2/4/86
      9.8
      Spenser is employed by teachers at a private school in Smithfield to investigate drug usage on campus. However, in the course of his investigation Spenser uncovers something far more unsettling.
    • When Silence Speaks
      2/11/86
      10
      When deaf advice columnist Joan Cugell stops receiving letters from a scientist with whom she has been corresponding, she hires Spenser to investigate the cause of the break in contact.
    • In a Safe Place
    • Angel of Desolation
    • She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
      3/11/86
      9.6
      Sgt. Frank falls in love with a white supremicist.
    • At the River's Edge
      3/25/86
      9.8
      Spenser is hired by a 12-year-old to investigate the murder of her older sister. The brutal slaying of an ex-convict, and the machinations of a popular preacher with political ambitions factor into the investigation.
    • Rage
      Rage
      Episode 22
      4/1/86
      10
      Spenser searches for a runaway girl. In the process of finding her, he crosses paths with deranged man who wants to get back at him.
    • Hell Hath No Fury
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
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