T.J. Hooker

Season 3 Episode 2

Carnal Express

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 08, 1983 on ABC
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Carnal Express
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When a young female singer, whom Hooker has got cleaned up on a drug reform program, is kidnapped, Stacy goes to work undercover as an exotic dancer at the club that they suspect to be a front for a white slavery ring that is dealing in attractive young women...moreless

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  • A man is running a white slavery ring thru an exotic dancing club called "The Pleasure Palace". Stacey goes undercover as an exotic dancer and "struts her stuff" to find out what happened to her friend.moreless

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    Hooker watches a friend named Bonnie sing a song on stage at a club. She talks to Hooker after the song and thanks him and Stacey for saving her life from drug addiction. She mentions that she even sought work at an exotic dance club named "The Pleasure Palace". She is kidnapped by two men, Earl Hannaman & Carl Malek, who work for Virgil Dobbs(Richard Lynch) who runs a white slavery ring thru an exotic dance club called "The Pleasure Palace". They use a ambulence to transport the women out of the country. Hooker shoots down Earl, but Malek escapes. Hooker knows Earl because he busted him earlier and he knows he works with Malek. Stacey is very upset that her friend has been kidnapped. Romano tells Hooker that Corrigan found out that Earl worked at The Pleasure Palace. Hooker remembers that Bonnie mentioned that she tried to get a job there. He also states that there was a rumour of a white slavery ring, but nothing ever came of it. Hooker gets frustrated with Sergeant Drummer who thinks Hooker's opinions are crazy. Stacey goes to the Pleasure Palace that day to get a job. She is wearing skin tight red pants and a sequined top. Doobs see her and thinks she is perfect for his clients. Corrigan is upset at her the next day. Hooker and Ramano are also worried. Hooker decides it's the only way. She tells Hooker she wants to switch apartments with him because his landlord will play along with her cover. Romano comments on her giving the suprmeme sacrifice. She says she has done undercover work before. He jokes that he meant the supreme sacrifice being that she would be staying at Hooker's crummy pad. Hooker states he can keep Drummer off their case because they lifted a partial print of Malek's off of Bonnie's car. That night Stacey gets ready while the guys wait at her apartment. Corrigan jokes about her taking so long for wearing such a little costume. Stacey walks out(20:24 minute mark of the DVD) in an overcoat and does a "ta da" as she opens her coat to reveal a very revealing out. She is wearing a black & white sequined outfit with her breasts partially exposed along with her belly button. She also has on black stockings up to her waist and black high heels(she looks hot!). She asks Hooker if there is anything he wants her to do at his place. Romano jokes "you don't have to water dirt". She smiles and walks off. The next scene shows Corrigan outside recording the events going on inside. Then at the (20:54 minute of the DVD comes my favorite scene of the series or any other series for that matter). We jump to Stacey on stage holding a bar on stage with both hands while the camera shows a nice close up of her shaking her butt back and forth. Then she walks down the stage straddling the bar and shaking back and forth flipping her hair. She does a quick dip and starts dancing around. She then does a sexy hop to the back of the stage and shakes her arms back and forth as her body parts jiggle nicely. She then does a nice dance to the front of the stage and does a couple of spins. Next she is shown with her arms behind her back dancing to the front and doing another two spins. This time we see a nice shot of her butt as she spins around. She ends the dance by jiggling around with her arm on her leg and then she turns prances to the back of the stage with another nice shot of her butt and ends it with a smile(I think we all enjoyed that dance, Wow!) After the dance Dobbs tells the owner he wants to use Stacey for his white slavery ring. Dobbs drops by to see Stacey to get some more informatino about her. She tells him she has a man coming over from the club. Hooker finds out where Malek is from an undercover cop. They arrest him and interrogate him. Hooker finds out Malek and Dobbs were from the same area. There are prints from a kidnapping case that were never matched. They go to the club again that night to get his prints. Time for my second favorite scene of the series(32:31 minute of the DVD). This time Stacey has only a leather jacket and skirt. She quickley removes the skirt and throws it off stage. She dances back and forth with her hands in her hair. Then she glides toward the front of the stage where we get another good shot of her cute butt. She starts wiggling her butt while she slides her fingers thru her hair. After a brief cut to Dobbs in his office, we get a straight on shot of Stacey as she removes her jacket and dances on it. Then to finish off the dance she flips her hair forward and picks up the jacket. She jiggles to the back of the stage wiggling her butt back and forth as the routine ends(oh man, what a body!). She serves Dobbs a drink to get his prints on the glass. Corrigan enters as Hooker and Romano start a fight. Stacey gets the glass and slips it to Corrigan and he leaves. They run them down for a match. They match but Stacey is kidnapped by Dobbs before Hooker can get to him. He tries to escape by using a plane used to transport the kidnapped victims. Hooker arrives just in time to stop the plane and he catches Dobbs in an abandoned bus lot. We find out in the epilogue that their friend and the other woman are ok and on the way back home. This is my favorite overall episode. Great bad guy in Richard Lynch. A good story, good action & Heather Locklear wearing something so skimpy made my temperature and other things rise. Seeing her dance was so hot. I have probably viewed those scenes over 1000 times and it never gets old watching her dance. All of the times for the DVD are for the region 4 DVD. Region 2 & 4 are the only regions that includes this episode. You can see her dancing routines on you tube if you are interested.moreless
William Shatner

William Shatner

Sgt. Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Hooker

Adrian Zmed

Adrian Zmed

Officer Vince Romano

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Officer Stacy Sheridan

James Darren

James Darren

Officer Jim Corrigan

Richard Lynch

Richard Lynch

Virgil Dobbs

Guest Star

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

Lieutenant Drummer

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Billy Drago

Billy Drago

Carl Malik

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