T.J. Hooker

Season 2 Episode 17

Sweet Sixteen... and Dead

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Feb 12, 1983 on ABC
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Sweet Sixteen... and Dead
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An ex-prostitute is trying to convince a young girl new on the game to give it up, when the pair unwittingly stumble onto a mobster's back-street deal, who with his henchman, goes after the girls to make sure they don't talk and leaves one of the girls dead. As Hooker and Romano investigate, they find themselves uncovering a web of corruption involving city officials. Meanwhile, Romano agrees to help Chrissie with a cookie-selling competition.moreless

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  • Hooker tries to find a girl who tries to help prostitutes quit the streets. She witnesses a drug deal between a crook and a man who works for a city councilman.moreless

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    Hooker and Romano are cruising the boulevard and talk about all of the young girls on the street doing prostitution. Irene Gordon heads a group that tries to save the girls from that life. She has a helper named Dorothy "Star" Taylor who was a hooker a month ago. She sees a girl named Kelly Hobbs who is new to the business. She tries to get her off the street. As they are walking, Star sees a drug deal between Eddie Pearl, a pimp, and Art Burnham, who is an aid to a city councilman. Star knows him and he knows her. They run away as they are chased down by them. They take Kelly in the car as Star runs away to hide. The crooks throw Kelly from the car as Hooker and Romano chase them. Eddie sends his man Billy Decker to find and kill Star so she won't talk. Hooker and Romano go to Kelly's apartment to check for a connection to Pearl. They run into her brother who she called to come and get her before she got injured. He says she was staying at Irene's shelter. They talk to Irene and she lets them know where to find her mother. They are told by her mother that she sometimes goes to a church. Hooker and Romano talk to the Father and he does not know where she is. They try the bus stop and find two new girls that Pearl is trying to recruit. He tells them what Pearl is and the decide to leave. They tell Hooker that Star was trying to buy a bus ticket, but she did not have enough money. Just then Kelly's brother shows up and starts ramming Pearl's car and he jumped out and tries to kill him. Hooker and Romano pull him back. He tells them that his sister is dead and Pearl is to blame. Pearl tells Decker to go after Kelly's brother and give him a drug overdose. Irene finds Hooker and tells him that Star called and is scared. Hooker believes she has gone to the church. They find her there and Hooker convinces her to help him. Hooker asks her if she knows where he keeps his records. She is not sure. They find Kelly's brother in her apartment suffering from a drug overdose. They catch him in time and he will live. Hooker gets Irene to help bait Pearl. One of his girl tells him Hooker is getting a warrant to arrest him. They decide to pick up the ledger and go to Mexico. Hooker is there to nab him when they pick up the ledger. Star's mother is there to meet her the next day at the police station. She takes her home. Great episode that keeps with the show's theme of good winning over the bad guys.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

Paul Kent

Paul Kent

Eddie Pearl

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Clarence Williams III

Clarence Williams III

Phil Decker

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Toni Hudson

Toni Hudson

Dorothy 'Star' Taylor

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Nicole Eggert

Nicole Eggert

Chrissie Hooker

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