T.J. Hooker

Season 5 Episode 2

Return of a Cop

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 1985 on ABC
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While Hooker is investigating a violent supermarket robbery, his father, himself a retired police officer, arrives unexpectedly. Hooker is surprised at sudden arrival, and his father, who is in somewhat shaky health, ends up helping track down the supermarket robbery gang, emperiling his life.

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  • Hooker dad(John Mcliam returns to town to solve one more big case.

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    Hooker and crew interrupt a grocery store robbery. The crooks get away when they take a hostage. They dump the hostage and then drive away in another car. Back at the station Hooker receives a note that his dad, John Hooker is coming. Hooker wonders why he is coming. His dad walks in and Hooker welcomes him. He takes him home and asks why he is here and he does not get an answer. Later at Sherry's bar Corrigan and Stacey discuss his career. He was a legend. He was forced into an early retirement when he was shot in a grocery store robbery years earlier. He took the bullet while saving others lives. He received the medal of valor for it. Hooker and his dad join the two at the bar and the dad receives a warm welcome from all the cops in the car. The next day his dad show interest in the grocery store robbers at roll call. Right after roll call ends John holds his chest in pain. Later on at the bar, Corrigan and Stacey tell Hooker how his dad still has a trained eye for criminal activity. He pointed out to them a man who had stolen a car. The next day Hooker goes home to have dinner with his dad and he finds him gone. He also finds some pills and an article on the case. John has gone to find an old snitch to find a lead on the case. He gives him a name Alex Lucas and that matches a print they got from the robbery. The next day Hooker and his dad sit down and John tells him he wants to make one more good bust. Hooker allows him to ridae along. They don't see eye to eye on procedure. They find Alex's house and John runs in and is forced to kill him before backup comes in. Hooker takes him off the case. Corrigan wonders out loud if John has a death wish. John finds out a man named Ed worked with Alex. He finds out his address and ends up finding out from his girlfriend, that he is doing another robbery at that moment. He rushes over and gets into a gun battle with the crooks. Hooker shows up and shoots the robber, but not before John takes a bullet. They have quick talk before he dies. Hooker lets on that he checked with his doctor and he was dying. John says he did not want to go out slowly like his wife did. What a great episode. This is the best one from season 5. John Mcliam is the best choice for a man to play Hooker's father. He is just as tough and stubborn as Hooker is.moreless
William Shatner

William Shatner

Sgt. Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Hooker

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

Officer Stacy Sheridan

James Darren

James Darren

Officer Jim Corrigan

Mills Watson

Mills Watson

Ed Jokish

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Robert Miano

Robert Miano

Alex Lucas

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Renée Jones

Renée Jones

Mary

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Hugh Farrington

Hugh Farrington

Lieutenant Pete O'Brien

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