T.J. Hooker

Season 3 Episode 3

Chinatown

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 1983 on ABC
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Responding to a shooting at a cockfight in Chinatown, Hooker thinks he catches a glimpse of a face from the past in the crowd. As he investigates the illegal dealing of automatic weapons in the area, the face turns out to be the daughter of a woman who he was once in love with, but had to cut off their relationship after her husband, presumed dead, had turned up alive. But now, the man is involved with the gun dealing, and sees that he has an old score to settle with Hooker...moreless

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  • Hooker sees the daughter of an old flame while responding to a shooting at a cock fight. He tries to keep her out of trouble and find out if she's his daughter.moreless

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    Hooker and Romano respond to a shooting at a wherehouse where there is cock-fighting going on. Corrigan and Stacey roll back up. Corrigan and Stacey catch one guy and Romano catches another guy. Hooker believes there are guns being distributed thru Chinatown. He demands to be put in charge of finding the source. He also saw a young woman he recognized. A man named Po sets up a gun sale at a karate school owned by a man named Chow Dok Khan. Hooker goes to see the girl he saw. She is the daughter of Mai Ling who Hooker was romantically involved. Her name is Nancy Ling Khan. Her mother was married to Chow Dok Khan. He asks her about a man involved in the shooting who worked at her place. She said he had quit. After he leaves, she pulls out an old photo of him. Hooker later tells his clan that he was very close to Mai Ling. Then her husband who was believed dead, show up and he left. Just then an old friend named Lee Chan shows up. He tells Hooker there are strangers in Chinatown, but he does not know who the sellers are. The next scene shows Chow and Po receiving the guns. They make the deal the next day with a guy. The guy decides to try to get some of his money back when Po is alone. Hooker finds out the guns started coming in to Chinatown when he arrived. He talks with Nancy again. He wants to know more about Chow and she does not help out much. He also finds out she knows that he knew her mother. Hooker goes to talk with Chow. The guy who bought the guns enters to try to get some of his money back. They see Hooker and Romano and they take off. They run after them and catch them. They tell them that Po sold them the guns. He denies it when they bring him in. Hooker goes to see Nancy again. They talk about her mother. She says she hoped Hooker was her dad. Hooker says he would be proud to have her as his daughter. She has a letter that her mother gave her that will tell her who her real father is. She is afraid to open it. They see Po and she tells him that he works for Chow. Hooker goes to see the Sid Ennis, the guy who Corrigan busted at the cock fight. They try to get his help in an undercover sting to catch Po. He says yes and Corrigan goes in with him as a buyer. They set up a buy from Po. They go to get the guns for the buy and Nancy sees them doing it. She calls Hooker and lets him know. He decides to arrest Po to get him out of the way for the buy. Chow must now take the guns and sell them. Corrigan shows up for the buy as Hooker, Romano & Stacey get ready for the bust. Hooker chases Chow into the hidden chamber where the guns are hidden. He beats him in hand to hand combat. The next day Nancy decides to burn her mother's letter. She does not want to know who her father is. Another solid episode. Always good to see James Shigeta and Benson Fong, two fine actors.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

James Shigeta

James Shigeta

Chow Dok Khan

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Patricia Thomson

Patricia Thomson

Nancy Ling Khan

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Peter Brown

Peter Brown

Lieutenant Drummer

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    • This is the first of George Kee Cheung's two, unrelated appearances on T.J. Hooker. He can also be seen in season four's "Night Vigil."

    • The Chinatown set used for this episode (or at least some of it), seems to be the one on the Universal Studios set (or one of the other set lots untilized by numerous TV series). Parts of it can be seen in various other shows, notably The Golden Pagoda Restaurant, which can be seen in The A-Team's second season episode "The Maltese Cow", where it is central to the plot, and the second season Riptide episode "The Twisted Cross," to name but a couple.

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