T.J. Hooker

Season 4 Episode 3

Pursuit [a.k.a. Hot Pursuit]

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 27, 1984 on ABC
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Pursuit [a.k.a. Hot Pursuit]
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Hooker and Romano give chase of a couple of armed robbers who have held up a local bank and taken a teller hostage - a high-speed pursuit which ends in the thieves' car plowing into the side of a tanker. Hooker receives criticism over his decision to give chase, which deepens when it's learnt that the young woman taken hostage has lost her unborn baby as a result of the crash.
An old girlfriend of Hooker's, now head of security at the bank, is concerned that the high-speed pursuit was unnecessary and is prepared to testify against him. Meanwhile, the extravagant couple of robbers, who go by the aliases of Bonnie and Clyde, are still at large and pulling heists...moreless

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  • Hooker is questioned about hot pursuit when he chases "Bonnie & Clyde" and a hostage. The hostage loses her unborn child as a result. An old flame is also ready to testify against him.moreless

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    Hooker and Romano discuss the importance of youth and veterans. They talk with a biker cop named Royand he jokingly says Hooker had no respect for the veteran cops. Just then robbers named "Bonnie & Clyde" hit a bank. They take a woman as hostage. Hooker & Romano roll on the call. Hooker chases them. Romano thinks maybe they should back off because of the hostage. Hooker believes she has no chance if they back off. The crooks end up hitting a tanker. They run off and the woman is pulled out in time. She is taken to the hospital for her injuries .Hooker, Stacey and Jim discuss that pursuit is a judgment call. Hooker meets an old Flame, Jessica Turley who is head security for the bank. He tells her he will need photos from the cameras in the bank. Later at Sherry's bar, the husband of the woman who was a hostage hits Hooker. He tells him his wife's unborn child was killed because of the hot pursuit and the accident. Hooker goes to look at the getaway car for some clues. Corrigan goes to help him deal with some guilt he is feeling. The next day Hooker visits the woman in the hospital and the husband appologizes for hitting Hooker. He asks Hooker to get the crooks that killed his son. Later at the station, Jessica tells Hooker that pursuit was not necessary. He tells her she is wrong and that the crooks would know they could get away if they stopped hot pursuit. Corrigan and Stacey try to run down where they are buying their clothes. The crooks then steal a car. Ray, the motorcycle cop chases them. Hooker and Ramano join in. Roy wipes out and Hooker stops to help him. The crooks buy some more clothes and the saleslady calls it in. They then go to rob a bank and then leave town. Hooker and crew decide to look for them around the area that they bought the clothes. They end up taking Jessica hostage. Hooker & Romano get the call. Ramano is driving and decides to pursue. They chase them to a wherehouse. They capture "Bonnie" as "Clyde" takes Jessica with him. He climbs up a tower and Hooker ends up wrestling him off to the ground. Jessica decides Hooker was right. Another solid episode where the crooks "Bonnie & Clyde" are very memorable. I did not care for the actress that played Jessica, but the story & action is top notch 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

Randi Brooks

Randi Brooks

Jessica Drewry

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Cynthia Cypert

Cynthia Cypert

Grace Tibbetts - "Bonnie"

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Grainger Hines

Grainger Hines

Mark Howard - "Clyde"

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Richard Herd

Richard Herd

Captain Dennis Sheridan

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