T.J. Hooker

Season 2 Episode 11

The Connection

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Dec 18, 1982 on ABC
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Saving a teenage girl high on drugs from jumping off the high school roof, Hooker is concerned that there is a new supplier of PCP on the streets that is dealing to the students. When a rookie officer is badly wounded while undercover trying to stop the suppliers, Hooker is determined to get to the root of the operation and put the dealers behind bars...moreless

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  • Hooker and Romano save a girl names Cindy from jumping off a roof. He must stop a new supplier of PCP from killing kids.

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    Hooker and Romano get a call about a jumper at the high school. They save her from jumping. They find PCP on her and Hooker is after the scum who is dealing it. Ramano and Stacey have the top times for the upcoming bike race. Ramano must tell Hooker that he is out. Hooker and Ramano go to see a snitch names Eli. He tells them he will get them some names. Hooker is asked to help with a narc bust. A friend of Romano's named Tom Clemmons is helping with the bust. He is a rookie and Hooker is worried about it. He gets into the car and they drive off. They find the wire and he is thrown from the car. He is hurt really bad. Ramano is very upset that he was put in that situation. He walks away. Hooker gives Ramano a pep talk to help him understand that is was necessary. They go to visit Tom at the hospital. He tells them the girls name in the car was Sue Ann. He also makes a sketch of both people. The girl they saved from jumping identifies the man's sketch. She said his name is Kenny and he sold her the drugs. Hooker finds out from Eli where Kenny and Sue Ann live. They arrive as Kenny is being chase and shot by the head man's boys. He dies as Sue Ann watches and starts crying. Later that day Sue Ann tells Hooker the head guy's name is Tootie Nelson. Hooker picks up a lip reader and heads over to spy on Tootie. They find out he is doing business with the Graphic Arts Chemical Company. They go there and find a PCP lab. They sneak in and put a bug on the jeep. The guy takes them right to Tootie. He takes off as Hooker tells him he's under arrest. Hooker fires and hits the PCP. Tootie has the PCP spraying in his face and he becomes dizzy and under the influence. His jeep flies off the pier. They nail him for possession. Hooker ends up picking the bike rider to ride with him because of a rule change. He does not pick Stacey or Romano. He picks an officer who just transfered in and who was twice a national champion. Romano and Stacey are upset, but change their minds when Hooker wins the race. Another fine episode and a good message about drugs destoying people. I wonder where the anti-drug shows are today. It seems like a lot of people would like to see them legalized.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

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • An undercover narcotics officer properly addresses Hooker as "four-adam-thirty" over the radio, but goes on to break accepted police radio protocol by using Hooker's real name in a subsequent transmission.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Stacy is about to break some bad news to Hooker)
      Stacy: Uh, Hooker, I've got to talk to you.
      Hooker: I gotta talk to your father. Did you see this? Sometimes I wonder what the brass is smoking. What do you want?
      Stacy: It'll wait.

    • Hooker: Police work isn't black and white, Romano. There's a million shades of gray.

    • Clemons: Romano, question—you were drivin' the pursuit. Why didn't you keep goin' instead of stoppin' for me? You coulda radioed for an ambulance.
      Romano: It was a split-second decision, Tom. Judgments in police work aren't always black and white. They're a million shades of gray. Right, Hooker?
      Hooker: Right, Romano. Wish I had said that.

    • Romano: Rookies. What are we, meat for your table? Numbers to make your arrest records look good?
      Sheridan: Romano, let it alone.
      Narc. Officer: Look, Romano, we're sorry about the rookie.
      Romano: The rookie's name is Clemens. Tom Clemens. And "sorry" isn't good enough!

    • Hooker: There's a young police officer down there, walking a hair between life and death. A message has to be sent out loud and clear—nobody puts their hands on one of ours!
      Sheridan: Sounds like you're buying in, Hooker.
      Hooker: I've already paid.

    • Romano: The man is askin' for information, Eli.
      Eli: Nothin' but jive on [angel] dust, man.
      Hooker: Then I'll take jive until you come up with something else.

    • (asking Romano whether he's told Hooker he can't ride)
      Stacy: Now you tell him, or I'll wrap that [baton] around your ears.
      Romano: I can't.
      Stacy: Why not?
      Romano: Simple. I'm a coward.
      Stacy: But cute.

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