T.J. Hooker

Season 3 Episode 16

Hooker's Run

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Feb 04, 1984 on ABC
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A planned bust on crime lord Frank Dio results in an informant of Corrigan's being shot dead, and Dio facing getting off charge after he manages to discard the gun, but held in custody for 72 hours, giving Hooker time to try and dig up enough evidence to put him behind bars. Following up the lead of Dio's former girlfriend, a prostitute, Hooker promises to put her in protective custody until the hearing and to be given a new identity after if she agrees to testify against Dio.
The girl reluctantly agrees to testify, and while Stacy takes care of her young sister, Hooker must go all out to keep her alive, shielding her from the attempts on her life by Dio's men, but a security leak within the force makes keeping the girl's whereabouts a secret impossible...moreless

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  • A snitch friend of Corrigan's named Oscar Barr, sets up a meet with a crime lord named Frank Dio to try to inciminate him. He is killed by Dio and Hooker must find evidence of the killing.moreless

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    Corrigan sets up a meet with a snitch named Oscar Barr. He is helping Jim and crew with nailing a crime lord named Frank Dio. Detective Phil Parker comes along to help out. Hooker tells him to wait outside while the sting goes down. Oscar tells Jim he has more important information to tell him after the meet. Frank Dio shoots and kills Oscar when he sees Hooker. Hooker chases him down, but not before he discards the gun into a dump truck. Jim is upset with Hooker because he pushed the case too much. Phil Parker tells Hooker he needs more evidence to put Frank away. Hooker wants to locate Frank's hooker girlfriend Angie Quinn, so she can give him a trail to get more evidence. Jim goes to tell Lorraine, his sister that Oscar died. She is very upset and Jim tries to tell her he was trying to help get a killer off the street. He asks her about the important information Oscar knew. She tells him to get out. Hooker and Romano pick up Angie Quinn. She says she won't testify. They also pick up her little sister Mary and have Stacey watch her. Two of Dio's hit men try to take her out, but Hooker saves her. They take her to a hotel and guard her. Lorraine talks to Jim and tells him there is guy that owes Dio from twenty years ago. She does not know who it was. Hooker tells Phil where he has Angie stashed. Stacey lets Mary talk to her sister on the phone. She calls back the number to find out whick hotel she is at. She shows up and Romano lets her in and tells Stacey about it. Just them two hitman start shooting at them through the window. Romano gets glass in his eyes and holds the girls down. Angie takes off and tells her sister to stay with Romano. Hooker catches one of the hitmen on the roof and figures out it had to be Frank Dio that told him. Hooker finds out Parker and Dio knew each other as kids and Corrigan's info about someone oweing Dio is now known to be Parker. Hooker finds Parker and tells him it's all over. Hooker, Romano and Stacey ask Mary where she might go. She said she was going to get insuline. Hooker thinks maybe she is meeting her diabetic father. They go to the cannery to find him. Dio and his thugs show up right after that. Hooker and Romano find Angie. She tells him Mary is her child and not her sister. Hooker goes outside to get her some insuline and Dio is there to meet him. He goes back inside after Dio blows up his car. They find an old van inside and decide to try using it to escape. Corrigan races to the cannery after he talks with a hooker that Dio had beaten up and gotten information about where Angie had gone. Hooker drives the van out as the cops arrive. He chases down Dio and takes him in. They visit Angie at the hospital and she is ready to testify. Hooker is going to give her a new identity and he convinces her to become a nurse and give Mary a proper upbringing. Another wonderful episode. Alex Rocco did great as the bad guy here.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

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