The Rookies (1972)

Season 1 Episode 5

The Commitment

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 1972 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • Young Boy: You're a policeman, aren't you?
      Lt. Ryker: Huh? Yes, I am. Something I can do for you, young man?
      Young Boy: Well, I was wondering.
      Lt. Ryker: Wondering what?
      Young Boy: Mr. Gillis going to be OK?
      Lt. Ryker: Well, we hope so; he's young and he's strong.
      Young Boy: Young? He's 22!
      Lt. Ryker: Well, strong then. I think we can agree on that, eh?
      Young Boy: (nods)
      Lt. Ryker: Something else you're wondering about?
      Young Boy: How come people hurt people?
      Lt. Ryker: Well, sir, I don't believe there's a policeman in the history of the world who hasn't wondered about that very same thing. I'm afraid none of us has come up with a very good answer.
      (boy walks away)