The Rookies (1972)

Season 1 Episode 10

The Good Die Young

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 1972 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The apartment complex where the story takes place at is the Aquarius Apartments: for swinging singles.

  • Quotes

    • Jill: I'm not talking about being, am, you know, deliberately cruel, like setting out to hurt somebody, I just mean when it's a policewoman, it seems like you've automatically assumed her job is just to, am, search female suspects and keep records.
      Webster: I don't automatically assume anything. Although I know a lot them that do do that.
      Jill: That's not what the two you, am, you just met are going to do, is it?
      Webster: No, I never said that.
      Jill: You know, acting as bait for a man that's already killed three women is not exactly light housekeeping, is it?
      Webster: No.
      Gillis: That's why Ryker wanted volunteers to, ah, stake out that singles apartment.
      Webster: Look, I agree with everything you say, but I don't know why I'm prejudiced.
      Gillis: OK, I will, ah, tell you. Now you do think that Ryker's a little unfair towards policewomen, hmm?
      Webster: I suppose so.
      Gillis: And you were laughing about it.
      Jill : So, what does that make you?

    • Gillis: Is anything wrong?
      Officer Dawson: Oh, I was just thinking, ah, all I have to do now is enjoy myself while I wait for a guy that likes to kill people, girl people.

    • Lt. Ryker: All right, you men working patrol know what to look for. The rest of us will continue with Officer Conway at the apartment.
      Webster: Lieutenant, do you think that's wise?
      Lt. Ryker: No, I think it's stupid and dumb and inefficient. That's why I am ordering it to continue.
      Webster: All I meant was that we've already lost one officer there, and, ah...
      Lt. Ryker: I am well aware of that Officer Webster, more aware of it than you can possibly realize; because I gave the order. And I am now giving it again. Dismissed.

    • Webster: Dalton there?
      Officer Conway: Hew was, with a scratch on his neck.
      Webster: You know Peg, he's, ah, probably killed four people.
      Officer Conway: And I have no intention of becoming number five.
      Webster: Why don't you ask out of this?
      Officer Conway: Why?
      Webster: Words. Look, I know you well enough to know that I more than like you. I don't want to talk about love but ah, I, I care about you, worry about you, don't want anything to happen to you.
      Officer Conway: You didn't want anything to happen to Annie for that matter.
      Webster: No, but you know what I'm, I'm talking about.
      Officer Conway: We shouldn't wait around here. Let's get back to the precinct.

    • Lt. Ryker: Can I ask you a question off the record?
      Webster: Anything, Lieutenant.
      Lt. Ryker: Well, I try to keep up you know, try to look like I know what's going on, I don't want to offend anyone, I don't want to make a fool out of myself. You know what I'm saying?
      Webster: Yes, I, no, I'm not sure.
      Lt. Ryker: Handshakes, Webster. It seems like every week there's a new handshake. I mean, I go to shake hands with a guy, he slaps my palm, grabs my wrist, makes a fist. I mean I'm starting to wave at people just so I don't look out of step with what's going on. So how do I shake hands with you Officer Conway? (Officer Conway kisses him on the cheek) That's doesn't answer my question but it's nice!

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