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T.J. Hooker

Season 3 Episode 5

The Shadow of Truth

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 1983 on ABC
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Hooker is on a date with Lisa Jericho, an infamous "muck-raking" reporter, when the restaurant they're in comes under gunfire. A man whom Lisa had previously done an article on is killed in the shooting, but Hooker begins to theorize that Lisa was in fact the intended target when later her life once again is endangered. Unbeknownst to them, the crooked head of a construction company that the reporter's investigating is determined to see that she isn't around to print an upcoming article revealing his corruption.moreless

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  • Hooker and a friend reporter named Lisa Jericho are witness to a shooting in a restaurant. Hooker begins to believe the shots were aimed at her. He goes to look for the man behind the shooting.moreless

    9.8
    Hooker is having dinner with a friend Lisa Jericho. They are arguing about the damage she has done to the police department. Hooker was a friend of her father and he supports her. She is sent a bottle of wine from Frankie Como, a crook. She walks over to return it and Hooker sees a shotgun aimed at the table. He pulls her to the floor and Frankie is shot dead. Sergeant Lansing was there keeping tabs on Como. He and Hooker argue about Hooker having dinner with a woman who has taken shots at the department. Later Corrigan gets upset with Hooker for taking her side. The next day Kevin Mundy, a crooked construction boss tells Brad Thurman to take another shot at Lisa while she is with Ralph Jenkins. Hooker talks with Lisa about her being the target. Hooker finds out that Como's girlfriend named Linda Wagner, was supposed to meet him there. She supports Hooker's theory that Lisa was setup to be killed at that table.(Linda is a hot blonde doing a bikini photoshoot. She looks very nice in a bikini!) Hooker talks to Lisa about stories she is working on. She mentions Kevin Mundy, Brad Thurman and the cops. She does not mention that she is having lunch with Ralph Jenkins because she is ready to finish the story. Hooker finds out later that she is having lunch with Jenkins. He races over to stop what he believes is another hit oppotunity. Hooker sees an arsonist nearby and grabs Lisa out of the way. The next day Lisa meets with Mundy again. She is ready to close the case on him. Sergeant Lansing helps out Hooker and tells him the arsonist was connected to Thurman. Hooker talks with him and he does not help him much. Hooker thinks he might be involved. Mundy makes a phony call to get her to come out of hiding. Thurman grabs her and takes her to Mundy. Hooker arrives at the meeting spot and finds clay on the road. He and Romano head over to Mundy's construction site. They arrive in time to stop them and Hooker knocks Mundy into a pile of wet cement. That night Lisa appologizes for being a little too hard on the cops. She agrees to write about their side fairly. Solid episode with Nicholas Coster as the bad guy.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

James Darren

James Darren

Officer Jim Corrigan

Helen Shaver

Helen Shaver

Lisa Jericho

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Nicolas Coster

Nicolas Coster

Kevin Mundy

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Luke Askew

Luke Askew

Brad Thurman

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Richard Herd

Richard Herd

Captain Dennis Sheridan

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