T.J. Hooker

Season 3 Episode 19

Death Strip

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Mar 10, 1984 on ABC
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Romano is working undercover as a male stripper at a nightclub where the owner is a suspect in a cocaine smuggling ring, when he witnesses his contact being shot dead. The dead girl had an incriminating photo of a key drug importer, but it is stolen by a small time criminal who wants to use it to blackmail his way into the drug operation. Before her death, the girl had sent the negative of the incriminating photo to her sister, a deaf mute; but she is attacked by the same man who stole the photograph from her sister, and has the negative snatched from her. Hooker and Romano investigate the tug-of-war over the incriminating negative as they try and identify the heads of the drug operation and put them out of business...moreless

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  • Ramano goes undercvover at a strip club to bust the owner who is suspected head of a cocaine smuggling ring. The owner's girlfriend is his contact and she is killed. They try to find out who did it and who is the cocaine smuggler.moreless

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    Romano is working as a male stripper to try to catch a cocaine smuggling ring. The owner's girlfriend Betty is Ramano's contact. Stacey is there to meet her. She walks in and sits down. A man comes by and shoots and kills her and takes her purse that had a negative in it. Back at the club Romano believes the owner Leo Santee had her killed. He gets physical until Hooker breaks it up. Romano goes to see Betty's sister Kate and tell her about the murder. Kate is deaf and mute. She is very upset and walks away. The next day Hooker goes to see Sid Beamer. He was connected to a guy in the getaway car the night of the murder. A man named Toby Clark goes to see Paul Gavin and tells him he will give him the incriminating negative if he makes him his number one dealer. Sid tells Hooker he is not involved. Clark breaks into Kate's apartment and tries to get the negative from her. Ramano arrives and scares him off. The next day Gavin, Beamer and Clark meet to set up a drug deal. Gavin tells Clark to bring the negative when they meet. Corrigan and Stacey go to see a snitch named Sweet Pea. He gives them a description that fits Clark. Kate finds the negative and sets up a meet with Romano. Clark steals it from her. She tells Romano that one man was Santee and she would recognize the other one if she saw him again. Hooker talks to Santee and he tells him where the drug deal will go down because he was out of the loop. They stop the deal and the drugs are cooked during a fire. The crooks get away in a speed boat. They go back to find Sid Beamer because scuba gear was used during the drug deal. He is gone but they see a photo on the wall with all the crooks. Stacey finds out that Paul Gavin was the owner of the wherehouse where the deal went down. They talk to Paul Gavin and he denies any involvement. Gavin finds out Kate can identify him, so he sends his men to kidnap her. They check with Sweet Pea again and he says there is another deal going down on the beach. They get there and interrupt the deal. Clark uses Kate as a shield, but Hooker takes careful aim and shoots him. They rundown the others and arrest them. Classic episode. I love Thom Christopher as the head bad guy. Also familiar faces as the other henchmen. There is the classic scene where Hooker takes careful aim and blows the punk away. Awesome! The girl who played Kate did a great job. I saw her in an episode of Buck Rogers where she was also deaf and mute. She must be that way in real life.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

Thom Christopher

Thom Christopher

Paul Gavin

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Thalmus Rasulala

Thalmus Rasulala

Lieutenant Craig Arkin

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Joey Aresco

Joey Aresco

Sid Beamer

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