The Rookies (1972)

Season 1 Episode 8

The Bear That Didn't Get Up

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 23, 1972 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • Webster: Willie will need a good lawyer for the inquest, right?
      Lt. Ryker: The Department provides you with one. That's also standard operating procedure.
      Gillis: Well, there are a lot of procedures around, aren't there?
      Lt. Ryker: Yes there are, including one I haven't told you about. You're on leave from duty until after the inquest.
      Webster: But that going to look like the Department thinks that Willie did something wrong when all he did was to...
      Lt. Ryker: Webster, I don't make the rules. That is Departmental procedure, it has always been Departmental procedure for as long as I've been on the force. Rookies have a two year probation period. I know that, you know that.
      Gillis: Hey, will you two just please shut up. You're all hung up on defending ridiculous police procedure and you, you're afraid it's going to look like I did something wrong. Well, I did do something wrong, I killed somebody. Maybe, uh, maybe it's understandable and, and, and legally defensible, but I killed a guy and if there's anything in this world that's wrong it's killing somebody.