The Rookies (1972)

Season 1 Episode 9

Dirge for Sunday

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 30, 1972 on ABC
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Dirge for Sunday
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The Rookies are assigned the task of protecting a valuable witness. When a professional killer disguised as a professor is denied visitation by Danko, he convinces Danko and Lt. Ryker to allow Danko to drive him to a private airport, where he kidnaps Danko forcing him to wear explosives in the hopes of trading the officer's life for that of the witness.moreless

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      • (regarding the witness they escorted into protective custody)
        Gillis: That man is really frightened.
        Webster: An organization bookkeeper who testifies against the organization, that's good reason to be frightened.

      • Jill: I miss you, Mike. I miss us.
        Danko: What is that supposed to mean?
        Jill: Well it means that you've been working 18 hours a day and I never see you. When I do, I'm either going to the hospital or you're so tired that you can't see straight.

      • (after Danko has been wired with explosives)
        Fenner: If you try to knock me out or shoot me or anything, you will be in so many pieces they will have to pick you up with a straw and carry you home in an air sickness bag. Do you hear me Officer Danko?
        Danko: Yeah, I hear you.

      • Jill: Mr. Sol, do you remember when we talked?
        Sol: Mhmm.
        Jill: And you talked about people who had loved you?
        Sol: Yeah.
        Jill: You don't have to use the past tense any more.

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      • Stone walls do not a prison make
        This is a quote from English poet Richard Lovelace (1618–1657). It from the beginning of the last stanza of the poem To Althea, From Prison, which reads:

        Stone walls do not a prison make,
        Nor iron bars a cage;
        Minds innocent and quiet take
        That for an hermitage

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