The Rookies (1972)

Season 1 Episode 3

Dead, Like a Lost Dream

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 18, 1972 on ABC

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  • Deep Emotional levels reached with great care and sensitivity.

    This episode is quite possibly the best of the series. What makes the episode so unique is it presents a full dimension to the 'bad guy" in this case, a scared, lonely, starved for love young man who was rejected from the police force for having too rigid a mind. The scene in which he visits his old father, in an old age home, is one of the most caerefully done and sensitive scenes Ever on television. You can't help but feel sympathy for both the rigid old man and the love abandonded son.So disturbing. The kind of television they do not make anymore.