T.J. Hooker

Season 2 Episode 1

Second Chance

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 25, 1982 on ABC
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The murder of a dancer who has had a lock of her hair cut off signifies to Hooker that a serial killer he pursed eight years previously is back in operation. Hooker is concerned for the only victim to survive one of the previous attacks - a dance teacher with whom he nearly fell in love - and sets about protecting her, believing that the killer will go after her again to try and finish the job...moreless

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  • Hooker goes after a man he could not catch years ealrier named "The Barber. He also protects Lynn Hartman, who he believes is the next victim.

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    A man on a bike stalks a woman who is coming out of a exercise studio. Hooker and Romano are talking to a local store owner names Gino Minelli, who has complained about graffiti on his window. They get about the guy on the bike. They chase him but crash their car onto the beach and lose him. Back at the scene Hooker finds the murders are just like ones that happened eight years ago. He was called "The Barber" and he killed four women. He just barley missed killing a fifth victim and then he disappeard. He kills women and then cuts a lock of their hair off. Stacey Sheridan(Heather Locklear) is the new woman at the desk. She meets Romano and Hooker at the desk and tells Romano he needs to find a home for the cat he left with her. Hooker lets Romano know that Stacey is the daughter of Captain Sheridan. Hooker tells Sheridan that the Barber is back. He tells him the Lynn Hartman(woman that was to be the fifth victim) is the only lead and one that needs protection. They go to visit her. Hooker tells Romano she could have been something special, but he was married at the time. Lynn(Rebecca Holden) looks very nice in her leotard. She is happy to see Hooker. He tells her he is back and to be careful. The barber is seen in a club watching another dancer in a club. Hooker and Ramano respond to her murder the next day. They find a piece from his hand break lever. Hooker takes some x-rays to Gino to get his opinion on the murder weapon. He and Hooker discuss it and agree that the weapon is a marlon spike from outside the US. Gino remembers about foreign Turk seaman that used a spike like that. Hooker calls it in for a check. The barber appears at Lynn's studio and thinks she is there. He approaches the woman to kill her and it is the wrong woman. He says he will come back later. Hooker talks to Lynn about being involved and she resists. Just then Hooker spots a boy with paint on his pants. He convinces him to tell the truth. They work it out to have him tell his folks and call Hooker. Lynn's friend runs up and tells her the Barber was at the studio and looking for her. Back at the station Hooker tells the Captain that he will stay with Lynn until he can send a unit over. Stacey tells Hooker to have Romano take the cat away because Romano is avoiding her. Romano comes to relieve Hooker. He is attacked outside the house by the Barber. Hooker goes outside as the Barber breaks in. Hooker comes in and fights him in the kitchen but he gets away. Hooker traces the bike the Barber is using to a rent shop. The man's name is Paul Vardik. Paul sees Hooker and rides off. Hooker and Ramano find out he is due to ship out on a boat that night. They also find that Paul has rented a green plymouth. They believe he will take another shot at Lynn. Another unit is tailing Lynn home. He sees Vardik in the car. Hooker and Romano race to save her. They stop them on a bridge and Hooker and the Barber go at it. He tries to kill Hooker with his spike. Hooker knocks him over the edge. He offers to help the scum up and he arrests him. The next day at the station Hooker meets with Gino and the boy. They agree to have the boy work off the damage. Romano and Stacey come back in from a jog(This is the first look we get at Heather Locklear's great body. She is wearing a tight white top---no bra!, and blue shorts. Wow!) Romano has found a home for Rodney, but the cat has had kittens and he has to wait until she can travel. Just then Captain Sheridan comes out sneezing because he is alergic to cats and Romano is in for it. This is a classic episode and made great by Robert Davi as the Barber and by Rebecca Holden' Performance as Lynn. Also this is Heather Locklear's first appearance.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

Rebecca Holden

Rebecca Holden

Lynn Hartman

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Robert Davi

Robert Davi

Paul Vardik

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Victor Campos

Victor Campos

Detective Garcia

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