T.J. Hooker

Season 2 Episode 6

Terror at the Academy

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Nov 06, 1982 on ABC
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Terror at the Academy
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When a highly-trained sniper takes out a patrol car's front tire, sending it crashing off the highway, the tactics used suggest to Hooker and Romano that the attacker is an ex-Vietnam war veteran gone bad, who has made the hit as practice for a bigger strike. But the culprit is closer to home than they expect, and is planning to turn an upcoming visit by the Mayor to the LCPD headquarters into a nightmare, with his own little war zone...moreless

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  • Hooker and Romano try to track down a sniper who is taking shots at police cars.

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    A man sets up with his sniper gun on a hill and shoots a police car off the road. Hooker and Romano respond to the call. They find that the man is using an M-14 rifle. They figure it might be a guy who served in Nam. Hooker is also training new recruits fir the academy. At the hospital, the sniper tells his girlfriend to get some explosives. He is going to wire the police station to explode while the mayor is there. The next scene shows a recruit named Jeff Turner doing well on the shooting range at the academy. They show his face and he is the sniper. Hooker also is working on getting a frog costume for his daughter Chrissy. Romano offers to help Hooker out is Hooker will let him use his fishing boat. Hooker agrees to do it. Romano likes one of the female recruits named Kate Nichols. He wants to take her on the boat. He asks her to sew part of the costume. She agrees because he has been helping her with the training. He also gets Stacey to do the head part of the costume. Hooker and his family have dinner with Romano that night. Hooker tells them all he does not trust Turner. He does not have the right attitude. Romano is not as sure. Turner sets the bombs that night to blow up the police station. Turner talks to his girlfriend about his hate for cops and how they did him wrong in the past. She tries to talk him out of it, but it does no good. The next day Hooker goes thru the combat range to show the recruits how it's done. Hooker gets a perfect score. Turner also gets a perfect score. He shot one more bad guy, but he was holding a hostage. Hooker tells him he wants to talk with him later. Hooker gets a report from army intelligence. Turner's real name is Kevin Wyman. He was dealing drugs and was a explosives expert. Turner calls the station as Hooker leaves. He wants two million dollars. He blows up the storage room to find out he is serious. Hooker and Romano see the explosion. Hooker gets the ok to go up into the hills and stop him. Romano's leg is caught in bungy sticks. Hooker goes by himself. He meets Turner and Turner makes him throw his gun away or he will blow up the station. He shoots Hooker twice. Hooker was wearing a flap jacket and he surprises Turner and disarms him. He tells Turner that it's not fair how people lump a few scumbag who kill after the war, with good decent people who served their country in a honorable way. Later that day Hooker and crew deliver the frog costume to Chrissy and all is well. This is yet another series classic. This show was almost perfect in every way at the beginning. It was very good later on as well.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

Kristoffer Tabori

Kristoffer Tabori

Kevin Wyman alias Jeff Turner

Guest Star

Doran Clark

Doran Clark

Carol Bennett

Guest Star

Melody Anderson

Melody Anderson

Kate Nichols

Guest Star

Lee Bryant

Lee Bryant

Fran Hooker

Recurring Role

Nicole Eggert

Nicole Eggert

Chrissie Hooker

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode, we learn that Romano, as well as Hooker, served as a veteran in Vietnam. This fact was taken critically by many viewers, as Romano seemed too young to have served in Vietnam – he surely would only have been a boy then.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Stacy plops a Kermit the Frog mask over Romano, Captain Sheridan calmly walks by and acknowledges Hooker, Stacy and Romano—mask and all—with complete indifference)
      Hooker: There's not a whole lot of difference between the mask on and the mask off.
      (Romano snatches the mask off his own head, quickly. Hooker still looks at him.)
      Hooker: See what I mean?

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