The White Shadow

Season 3 Episode 13

Cops

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 02, 1981 on CBS
8.7
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A woman is mugged on the street at night by three young black men, and the description she gives the police matches Coolidge, Franklin, and Thorpe, who happen to be out on the town that night. During the apprehension, Thorpe observes one of the cops being excessively brutal to Coolidge and is shot by the cop when he tries to get his badge number. This sets off a storm of protests at the school until the matter is resolvedmoreless

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  • What Season 3 could have been.

    8.5
    Amongst the real turkeys that populated this season was a decent, well-written, episode that focused on an issue and left us sympathetic with a few of the characters...for a change.



    A good indicator of a good episode in a TV series is that, if it delves into both sides of an issue, it leaves the viewer having to decide who to side with. This is especially the case with Thorpe, Officer Ramirez, and the officer who shot Thorpe. In the end, I had to side with Thorpe. It was sad to watch Thorpe's enthusiasm about his future go downhill with the realization that, no matter what road of life he takes, he'll still run into unfair treatment because of his skin color. It was nice to see Ramirez connect with him and take his side, at the risk of betraying the "brotherhood" of cops.



    The officer who shot Thorpe, even though he was wrong, had a good point about never knowing if you're safe or unsafe. But, he also came across a little too much as having an ax to grind.



    All in all, a gritty episode, if not powerful. Why couldn't season 3 have been more like this?moreless
John Mengatti

John Mengatti

Nick Vitaglia (1979-1981)

Joan Pringle

Joan Pringle

Sybil Buchanan

Stoney Jackson

Stoney Jackson

Jesse B. Mitchell (1980-1981)

Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Ken Reeves

Kevin Hooks

Kevin Hooks

Morris Thorpe

Byron Stewart

Byron Stewart

Warren Coolidge

A Martinez

A Martinez

Officer Jerry Ramirez

Guest Star

Louis Giambalvo

Louis Giambalvo

Officer Colletta

Guest Star

Bob Delegall

Bob Delegall

Officer Robinson

Guest Star

Nicholas Mele

Nicholas Mele

Tom Bellerini

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