The White Shadow

Season 2 Episode 1

On the Line

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 17, 1979 on CBS
9.2
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The second season begins with Jackson, who has a propensity for gambling (specificially, playing the numbers), being duped into betting on his Carver team. Things get even hairier for Jackson when the sports reporter for the school paper covering the Carver team observes his action.

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  • Two storylines. The first is a new character who is allowed to join the team as a sports writer. The second story deals with Jackson taking money to ensure the team wins its games. The sports writer finds out about Jackson and threatens to expose him.moreless

    9.0
    An excellent episode dealing with a topical problem. Sports betting and players associated with bookies. The episode sets up the situation very well. Jackson lets himself become entangled with a bookie and feels compelled to throw a game. Its not until the end of the episode that Jackson states he did not throw the game and asks the coach to beleive him. Coach Reeves comes to Jackson's defense when a writer for the school paper is threatening to expose Jackson's gambling. The underlying theme of the episode is the decisions that some people make early in life can affect them for many years to come. Jackson states at the end of the episode that he, like all viewers should, learned his lesson.moreless
John Mengatti

John Mengatti

Nick Vitaglia (1979-1981)

Ed Bernard

Ed Bernard

Jim Willis (1978-1980)

Joan Pringle

Joan Pringle

Sybil Buchanan

Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Ken Reeves

Kevin Hooks

Kevin Hooks

Morris Thorpe

Byron Stewart

Byron Stewart

Warren Coolidge

David Raynr

David Raynr

Harold Witherspoon

Guest Star

Ralph Wilcox

Ralph Wilcox

Jackie Patton

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Deborah Lacey

Deborah Lacey

Janine

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    • Goldstein mentions going out with Gomez's sister in this episode, but, in "The Hitter", we see that Gomez's sister looks to be about 10 or 11 years old. Hmmmm...

    • Instead of the footage of Reeves playing for the Bulls and tearing up his knee, the opening now starts with Reeves dropping basketballs for practice, along with assorted scenes from season 1. Also, added to the opening credits are introductory shots of Thorpe, Hayward, Sybil Buchanan, and Principal Willis, along with split picture shots of the other team members.

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