T.J. Hooker

Season 2 Episode 2

King of the Hill

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 1982 on ABC
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The latest in a series of armed robberies on supermarkets leaves a young cashier possibly paralyzed when the thieves take her hostage and then push her from their speeding car to slow up the pursuing cops. The cars used by the robbers are specially modified "hill racers," leading to the local hill racing champion, an old friend of Hooker's, being wrongly arrested as the prime suspect. Hooker must prove his innocence by speeding after the real culprits...moreless

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  • Hooker tries to clear a friend named Dan Danko of a recent spur of supermarket robbies. He is the prime suspect because his business only provides the special parts for the robbery getaway car.moreless

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    Hooker and Romano drop off a new security system to a supermarket owner and they leave. Later a two guys & a girl named Jeff, Pauly & Tess, rob the supermarket. They take a hostage and flee. Hooker and Romano chase them into the hills. They dump the girl and escape as Romano crashes the squad car. Hooker believes the car was "souped up". Back at the station Hooker explains away all the cars they have destroyed to the captain. They get a new car. Back at the crooks garage, Jeff talks about robbing to improve his car and beat Dan Danko in a hill race. Back at the station Stacey makes fun of Romano for crashing the car and says she can beat him in a race. A police copter finds the getaway vehicle abandoned. Hooker pulls it apart and finds some special parts on the car. He goes to see his old friend Dan Danko up in the hills. Hooker shows him a Stubon torsion bar and a custom sway bar. Dan tells him only his business handles the Stubon torsion bar. They go to see who bought one recently. At the shop the detectives arrest Dan for the crimes. Hooker goes to the jail to get Dan to help. He tells him that Axel suspension and brake shop. Axel tells them he doesn't know the names of the people. Hooker goes to see the girl thrown out of the car. She tells him the guy wore a blue signet ring and the girl had a southern accent. Hooker goes back and tells Dan the info and he comes up with the names Jeff, Pauly & Tess. Hooker races over to find them. Tess stays behind on another attempted robbery and tells Hooker about it. They go to stop them. Hooker shoots Pauly and takes off after Jeff as Ramano helps a hostage. Hooker takes the chase to the hills and Jeff ends up flying off the edge of the hill. The next day Dan thanks Hooker. Stacey and Ramano end up racing on a kid's track as the episode ends. Very good episode with the first appearance of James Darren, though he is playing a different character.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

Richard Herd

Richard Herd

Captain Dennis Sheridan

James Darren

James Darren

"Devil Dan" Danko

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Donna Wilkes

Donna Wilkes

Karen Stewart

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James O'Sullivan

James O'Sullivan

Detective Wayne Conrad

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