T.J. Hooker

Season 3 Episode 6

Walk a Straight Line

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 1983 on ABC
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  • Hooker worries about a fellow cop when his partner is injured during a Armed Robbery Stakeout at a Night Club. He believes he has a drinking problem and tries to put a stop to it before more are injured or killed.

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    Hoooker and crew are on a armed robbery stakeout at a night club. They have two other officers named Sam Dietrich & Tony Fernandez inside watching the action. Sam starts to drink booze because the wait is so long. The crooks hit the club and Sam drops his bottle of booze causing his partner to get shot. The crooks drive away and Hooker and Romano chase them. The crooks hit a tanker and it explodes. One of them dies and the other gets away. Corrigan tells Hooker about Sam not doing to well. Hooker knows about his drinking and talks with him. Sam found a pack of PCP on the bar. Hooker meets his wife Laura at the hospital. He tells her he is drinking on the job again. He tells her they need to do something about it. Tony and Sam talk in the hospital and Tony tells him his drinking got him shot. Hooker confronts him again in the hospital about how Tony got shot. He does not tell him the truth. Corrigan tells Hooker again that Sam needs help. Hooker agrees and tries to think of a way to help him. Hooker and Romano go to see a user named Milo Pie. After they run him down, he tells them the man they want is Pin Wheel. The next scene shows the crook Cowboy Lester Sayles dealing with Pin Wheel. Corrigan and Stacey pull over a drunk. It is Sam. They call Hooker to deal with him. He decides to take him home. He tells him not to step over the line again or he will do something about it. Cowboy hits again at a bar and Hooker gets the call. They find another pack of PCP. They find him playing a drum on the beach. He tells them about the cowboy. Hooker tells him to call next time he drops by. Hooker confronts Sam for the last time. He tells him how he almost went down that road, but he realized it destroying him. He finds more booze in Sam's locker and he tells him to turn himself in or he will. Later on the street Hooker spots cowboy and they chase him onto the pier. Hooker tackles him into the water and they bring him in. They ask Pin Wheel for a positive ID and he won't give them one. The next day they find Pin Wheel beaten badly. He tells them Cowboy is there man right before he dies. He also says he is going to hit again that day. Hooker and crew figure out the most likely spot and stake it out. Sam follows them there and takes cowboy hostage. Cowboy knocks out Sam and takes him away in a van. Hooker jumps on the van and stops him. The next day Sam enters am AA program and admits he is an alcholic. Good episode with Hooker trying to help out a friend hooked on the bottle.
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