S.W.A.T.

Season 2 Episode 18

The Chinese Connection

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 28, 1976 on ABC
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The Chinese Connection
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Lt. Eddie Chew is assigned to aid Lt. Harrelson when an elderly shop owner is beaten by an illegal Chinese alien working as a shakedown man for Ronald Parker, the Caucasian leader of what appears to be an all-Oriental crime syndicate engaged in a protection ring. Lt. Harrelson begins to doubt Chew's integrity when it becomes obvious that the Chinatown criminals are being given secrets of his investigation.moreless

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    Steve Forrest

    Steve Forrest

    Lieutenant Dan "Hondo" Harrelson

    Robert Urich

    Robert Urich

    Officer Jim Street

    Rod Perry

    Rod Perry

    Sergeant David "Deacon" Kay

    Mark Shera

    Mark Shera

    Officer Dominic Luca

    James Coleman

    James Coleman

    Officer T.J. McCabe

    James Shigeta

    James Shigeta

    Lt. Eddie Chew

    Guest Star

    Joel Fabiani

    Joel Fabiani

    Ronald Parker

    Guest Star

    James Hong

    James Hong

    Kwan Loon

    Guest Star

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      • (Luca, Street, McCabe and Kay are talking amongst themselves)
        Luca: Listen to me please, for a second, all we have to do is tell him that it's a necessary piece of equipment for three reasons.
        Street: OK. What's number one?
        Luca: Alright, Let's see, number one, ah, steady your nerves. A policeman needs steady nerves, right?
        (team agrees)
        McCabe: What about number two?
        Luca: Let's see, number two, physical therapy. Huh? (mumbling) What are you going to do, sit around and fills out forms and answer your phone all day?
        Kay: OK, OK, number three?
        Street: Ah, number three, number three, let's see, number three, coordination. Alright, hand to eye, the brain sharp, you know.
        Lt. Harrelson: (overhearing the end of the conversation) Sounds great Luca, what are you talking about? Extra time at the pistol range?
        Luca: Ah, no, no, not quite Lieutenant. Ah, wah, ah...
        Lt. Harrelson: Yeah?
        Luca: We want to know if we can put up a dart board in here.
        ( Lt. Harrelson looks at them, then the phone rings)

      • Lt. Chew: Ah, Lieutenant, I think it would be a good idea if you wore civilian clothes tonight. A police uniform in a Chinese neighborhood stands out like a sweatshirt at the opera.

      • (after they find Mrs. Yang murdered and Lt. Chew takes out his frustration on some crates)
        Lt. Harrelson: Hey Eddie, Eddie.
        Lt. Chew: Yeah. Yeah, I know. How does a Chinese come by such a hot temper, huh? I didn't tell you, my mother was Irish!

      • (after the shooter escapes)
        Lt. Chew: A murderer who has darkness for an ally needs no other friend.
        Lt. Harrelson: Confucius.
        Lt. Chew: Chew. Even a little bit of moonlight and then I could have dropped him.

      • Lt. Chew: 25 years on the force between the two of us and we've come up with this big plan: I flush him out and you catch him.
        Lt. Harrelson: I like it. Few moving parts.
        (they laugh)

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      • Macau and independece from Portugal on January 1, 1976
        Lieutenant Chew is speaking of the colony first settled by Portuguese traders in the 16th century. Although the Portuguese did redefine Macau as a "Chinese territory under Portuguese administration" in 1976, granting it a large measure of administrative, financial and economic autonomy, Macau was not granted independence. It remained under Portuguese administration until it was handed over to China on December 20, 1999. It will continue to enjoy a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, as stipulated in the 1999 transfer declaration.
        Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province in the north and facing the South China Sea in the east and south.