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1: The History of Hill Street: Part One
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2: The History of Hill Street: Part Two
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3: Interview: Benedetto and Buntz
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4: Interview: Lt. Howard Hunter
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5: Interview: Belker Unleashed
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6: Interview: A Cowboy on The Hill
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7: Interview: Confessions of Captain Freedom
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8: Writers on The Hill
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9: Roll Call: Looking Back on Hill Street Blues
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10: Gag Reel
Thursday, January 15th, 1981
1: Hill Street Station
Precinct Captain Furillo tries to defuse a hostage situation despite the advice of his gung-ho Emergency Action Team leader and the temperament of a self-absorbed gang leader; public defender Joyce Davenport tries to find a client who has been lost in the bureaucratic maze; Detective LaRue gets a lapful of coffee; Sgt. Esterhaus confides to Fay about his teenage sweetheart; Officers Hill and Renko are shot in the line of duty.
Saturday, January 17th, 1981
2: Presidential Fever
Hill and Renko meet again for the first time since their shooting; Esterhaus tries to avoid Grace Gardner, the new police decorator; two transfer officers get themselves into trouble; Belker pursues rapists in the park; and Furillo must deal with Fay's demands for more money and an impending Presidential visit.
Thursday, January 22nd, 1981
3: Politics as Usual
Hill and Renko decide to split up as a team; LaRue is offered a bribe by a drug dealer who turns out to be a cop; Furillo tries to negotiate with the gangs to ensure a peaceful Presidential tour; Belker agrees to a blind date; and Fay is arrested in a hot tub.
Saturday, January 24th, 1981
4: Can World War III be an Attitude?
Furillo backs LaRue in the bribery case brought by Macafee; Hill and Renko bust a car thief who's a mechanical whiz; and Esterhaus sees Grace in a new light when they share a crisis at the station house when the Presidential visit is cancelled and gang revenge is feared.
Saturday, January 31st, 1981
5: Double Jeopardy
A.K.A. 'Dressed To Kill.' Neal continues to investigate Macafee's life as a way of clearing LaRue; Belker and several others go undercover dressed as women to catch a rapist; Esterhaus broods over his two women; and Goldblume questions his ability after losing a jumper.
Saturday, February 7th, 1981
6: Film at Eleven
A television reporter rides with Hill and Renko; Washington and LaRue find the gun that shot Hill and Renko; and Belker busts Kevin Herman Dracula for biting a prostitute.
Saturday, February 14th, 1981
7: Choice Cut
Hector Ruiz takes hostages again, this time at a supermarket; LaRue and Washington try to connect the gun that shot Hill and Renko with addict Eddie Hoban; and Cynthia Chase uses the hostage scene to stir up the local merchants.
Saturday, February 21st, 1981
8: Up in Arms
Furillo gets orders to deal with a neighborhood merchants association; Esterhaus goes out to meet a criminal he helped put away; Harris and Santini get into trouble with the deadly black van; and Hoban's lie detector results are inconclusive.
Saturday, February 28th, 1981
9: Your Kind, My Kind, Humankind
The Dekker Avenue Merchants Association continues helping the police; Eddie Hoban finds himself out in the cold; Hill, Renko and Belker all have personal problems; Furillo tries to help a confused Santini decide what to do; and LaRue asks Cynthia Chase along on a dull stakeout that suddenly heats up.
Saturday, March 7th, 1981
Renko gets put out when a Division homicide detective ridicules his efforts to learn who killed a 15-year-old prostitute; Furillo learns that he may be in line for a promotion to commander; LaRue and Washington have a surprise for Hunter during his annual Alligator hunt in the city sewers; and Fay asks Furillo's help with an obscene phone caller.
Saturday, March 14th, 1981
11: Life, Death, Eternity
Furillo's chances for promotion are threatened when a city councilman is implicated in the murder of the teenage prostitute; LaRue continues to look for money for his "saloondramat"; Fay's obscene caller breaks into her home; and Belker confronts an anti-Semitic cop just transferred to the Hill.
Saturday, March 21st, 1981
12: I Never Promised You a Rose, Marvin
Furillo pushes the investigation of Councilman McAuley; LaRue's business dream comes to a bitter end; Lt. Hunter gets his chance to test out an "urban tank" in sniper alley.
Wednesday, March 25th, 1981
13: Fecund Hand Rose
Esterhaus faces immense pressure as his wedding day to Cindy dawns and Grace shows him what he's giving up; Furillo resents providing protection for Ralph Macafee, who's now a state witness; Belker busts an entertaining professional cat burglar; and everyone scrambles to get ready for the wedding ceremony.
Tuesday, May 19th, 1981
14: Rites of Spring (1)
Furillo and Neal go out of their way to help clear an obnoxious, racist narcotics detective accused of shooting an unarmed black man; LaRue's drinking gets really out of hand; and Hill and Renko try to help a young black woman accused of neglecting her children.
Tuesday, May 19th, 1981
15: Rites of Spring (2)
Tuesday, May 26th, 1981
16: Jungle Madness (1)
Neal continues to investigate the Weeks shooting, despite pressure from the Chief to drop it because of the bad publicity; LaRue goes from one shady scam to another as he tries to raise money; Belker's sham fence operation nets a surprise; Shirrett Anders leaves her children again; Furillo warns LaRue to get help for his drinking problem after he ruins a drug bust; and Joe Coffey, Lucy's new partner, is shot.
Tuesday, May 26th, 1981
17: Jungle Madness (2)
Thursday, October 29th, 1981
1: Hearts and Minds
A prostitute accuses a detective of blackmailing her for sex; Goldblume searches for a missing child; a former gang leader returns to the Hill as crusading social reformer; Belker busts a purse snatching orangutan and keeps in touch with an undercover rookie planted inside a volatile street gang; and Furillo and Esterhaus question their current romantic involvements.
Thursday, November 5th, 1981
2: Blood Money
Goldblume meets a lonely woman while driving a cab undercover; LaRue and Washington use a desperate snitch to solve a prostitute murder; Virgil reports on Hudson's takeover of the Black Arrow gang; and Furillo and Joyce meet socially after splitting up.
Thursday, November 12th, 1981
3: The Last White Man on East Ferry Avenue
Hill and Renko handle a domestic call involving an old man threatening his neighbors with a shotgun; Hudson looks for the informer in his gang; and Joyce asks Furillo for advice about the Downey case.
Thursday, November 19th, 1981
4: The Second Oldest Profession
Bates loses a junkie prostitute through an error in judgement; Hudson beats up his lawyer after his release on bail; Furillo and Joyce reconsider their separation; and Esterhaus ends his friendship with Mac.
Thursday, December 3rd, 1981
5: Fruits of the Poisonous Tree
Night court interferes with "Monday Night Football" as LaRue and Washington are accused of entrapping a mugger; Bates and Coffey look for gang members responsible for the drive-by shooting of a child; Fay announces that she's getting married again.
Thursday, December 10th, 1981
6: Cranky Streets
Hill covers for an old friend with personal problems who uses excessive force on an arrest; Coffey arrests an old family friend during a visit to his old neighborhood; Fay introduces her fiance; and negotiations breakdown between the police union and the city.
Thursday, December 17th, 1981
7: Chipped Beef
Furillo pushes Hill about his support of Nash; Belker goes under to catch a gang preying on automatic bank tellers; Fay's engagement ends abruptly; and a good samaritan faces arrest on old out of town warrants.
Thursday, January 7th, 1982
8: The World According to Freedom
Belker meets an eccentric calling himself "Captain Freedom" while on a stakeout; LaRue gets more than he bargained for as a cell plant when he overhears an arson suspect taunting an accused child molester; and Furillo issues an ultimatum to the gangs after a savage massacre in a local tavern.
Thursday, January 14th, 1982
9: Pestolozzi's Revenge
The Captain meets LaRue and Washington when he returns from a purse snatching; Renko (who has lost his service revolver) and Hill are rear-ended by a wedding party; Bates gets mad at Coffey when he stands her up for a breakfast date; Lou threatens again to remove his vending machines from the precinct house; Daniels tells Furillo to initiate a scam saloon in the South Ferry Precinct as a preemptive move against the corruption-seeking Sullivan Commission.
Thursday, January 21st, 1982
10: The Spy Who Came in from Delgado
Hunter uses pedigreed hounds to track wild city dogs; the scam saloon begins producing results, despite Captain Freedom's help; Fay fixates on cemetery plots; Frank becomes incresingly disgusted with his lawyer and Chief Daniels over the actions of the Sullivan Commission; and a suspicious Calletano learns the truth about a gorgeous new khaki officer.
Thursday, January 28th, 1982
11: Freedom's Last Stand
Bates plays in the interdepartmental poker finals; Fuchs refuses to help out one of his own men caught forging prescriptions; Henry goes undercover on a smash-and-grab purse snatching detail; Delgado admits he's afraid of testifying before the commission; Joyce chides Furillo for being naive about his supposed innocence protecting him against the commission; the scam saloon closes down after a gun battle; and a furious Furillo testifies before the commission and offers his resignation to Chief Daniels.
Thursday, February 11th, 1982
12: Of Mouse and Man
Joyce's fellow PD Pam Gilliam is gunned down; Hill's position as VP for the Black Officers' Coalition puts a strain on both him and Renko; Goldblume tries to deal with an abusive landlord; Fay threatens to bring WAD to the Hill; LaRue and Washington trade up from a cocaine dealer to a PCP lab.
Thursday, February 18th, 1982
13: Zen and the Art of Law Enforcement
Grace asks Esterhaus for help with a barking dog; LaRue suffers a crisis of confidence about the PCP lab bust and starts drinking; Renko's family problems hurt his performance at work; Hill antagonizes everyone in his efforts to recruit for the BOC; Goldblume resorts to force to deal with landlord Sosa; and Furillo tries in vain to hold onto Walter Harmon for the death of Pam Gilliam.
Thursday, February 25th, 1982
14: The Young, the Beautiful and the Degraded
Hill has enough of the BOC pressures; Goldblume finds a witness in the Gilliam case who seems too good to be true; Furillo demotes LaRue to the police motor pool; and Joyce grows bitter when Walter Harmon is released and kills again.
Thursday, March 18th, 1982
15: Some Like it Hot-Wired
Goldblume is bitter over losing a promotion; Joyce walks out of court while defending a repeat offender; Renko learns his father is dying; a stakeout to find a con team shaking down johns proves dangerous; and Esterhaus' prize car is taken by a team of car thieves.
Thursday, March 25th, 1982
16: Personal Foul
Belker and Washington go undercover at a porno theater; Hill and Renko answer a domestic call concerning a suicidal man holding his wife and child hostage; a pickup basketball game between the cops and the gangs calls for full-scale negotiations.
Thursday, May 6th, 1982
17: The Shooter
Belker tries to renew his expired driver's license; Renko tries to take his father home from the hospital; LaRue rehabilitates himself with Furillo; and everyone follows the trail of the gun used to kill two officers during a burglary.
Thursday, May 13th, 1982
18: Invasion of the Third World Body Snatchers
Renko's father takes a final trip around the city; Belker goes undercover to find out who has been knifing winos; and Joyce finds her faith restored as she defends a nice young man accused of rape whose alibi is reluctant to testify.
Thursday, September 30th, 1982
1: Trial by Fury
Furillo throws away the rule book when two young men rape and murder a nun during a church robbery; Belker befriends gay prostitute Eddie Gregg; Calletano faces a tax audit; and Joyce feels helpless as public opinion works to destroy her client.
Thursday, October 7th, 1982
2: Domestic Beef
Belker forgets his mother's birthday; Hill and Renko look into urban cattle rustling; LaRue and Washington apply for jobs in the Bahamas; and Furillo sits on a board of rights for a fellow captain accused of neglecting his duties.
Thursday, October 14th, 1982
3: Heat Rash
Hill and Renko arrest councilman Detweiler for drunken driving; Belker is joined by actor Jon Gennaro on his undercover job; Fay goes to work as a crime reporter for an advertising weekly; and Furillo looks into the charges made against his men by a bitter Lou Hogan.
Thursday, October 21st, 1982
4: Rain of Terror
Gennaro accompanies Belker on a drug buy; LaRue and Washington set up two patrolmen accused by Hogan of stealing from burglary victims; Renko's birthday is less than happy; and Furillo uses his favor to Detweiler to save Goldblume's job when Hogan's accusations prove partially correct.
Thursday, October 28th, 1982
5: Officer of the Year
Joyce humiliates an unprepared Bates on the witness stand; Renko pushes an assault victim to press charges; Furillo's son is missing; and Calletano expresses his true feelings at a luncheon honoring him as the Hispanic Officer of the Year.
Thursday, November 4th, 1982
6: Stan the Man
At a condemned building site, Hill and Renko try to persuade a black grandmother that she has to move while Goldblume tries to keep an old man afraid of his new living arrangements from jumping off; Belker thwarts a robbery while applying for a bank loan; and LaRue and Washington butt heads with a special narcotics undercover cop dealing with the same cocaine peddler.
Thursday, November 11th, 1982
7: Little Boil Blue
Belker goes undercover to investigate a scam using bums to collect injury insurance benefits; Coffey tries to relate to a Vietnam vet suffering from traumatic stress; and Daniels orders Furillo to cut off Fuchs from the Maizel homicide investigation.
Thursday, November 18th, 1982
8: Requiem for a Hairbag
LaRue and Washington open Maizel's safety deposit box and find evidence of his corruption; Bates and Coffey try to help an abused child with her baby; Belker ends his insurance scam investigation with a visit to Hill's doctor; and Daniels pressures Furillo to keep quiet about Maizel.
Thursday, November 25th, 1982
9: A Hair of the Dog
The governor's dog is stolen; Renko and Theresa quarrel at a party; six rookies face hazing; LaRue and Washington try to chase down an autopsy report; and Eddie Gregg becomes Belker's snitch.
Thursday, December 2nd, 1982
10: Phantom of the Hill
Belker makes a bust while picking up a ring at a jewelry store; Furillo tries to make a murder case without a body or autopsy report; Renko gets dumped; the Phantom strikes one final time; and a terrified Eddie implicates his lover in a vicious drug murder.
Thursday, December 9th, 1982
11: No Body's Perfect
The governor's dog is found; Eddie's role as an informant leaks out; Furillo tries to stop coroner Nydorf from testifying; and Crawford decides on his future course as a policeman.
Thursday, December 16th, 1982
Washington's guilt over shooting a bystander resurfaces; Hill's vagabond father pays a visit; Belker goes undercover as Santa Claus; and Bates spends the holiday in the hospital.
Thursday, January 20th, 1983
13: Gung Ho
An armored-car robbery nets a long sought political radical and everyone tries a new takeout Chinese restaurant.
Thursday, January 27th, 1983
14: Moon Over Uranus
A veteran cop's daughter is raped; a terrified woman asks Goldblume for help with her vindictive ex-boyfriend; Hunter looks for the rat that bit Daniels; Bates and Coffey answer a call about a survivalist; and Renko gets busted down to a moped and traffic ticket duty.
Thursday, February 3rd, 1983
15: Moon Over Uranus: The Sequel
Furillo clashes with Daniels over a new crime sweep; Renko rescues people from a burning building; Goldblume feels helpless to help the sad young woman threatened by her boyfriend; Hill puts Benedetto in his place; and Joyce has an interview with the Justice Department.
Thursday, February 10th, 1983
16: Moon Over Uranus: The Final Legacy
The courts settle Daniels' crime operation; a jealous Furillo questions Joyce about her interview at the Justice Department; LaRue imports a surplus tank; Fay gets herself arrested so she can confront Judge Grogan about the paternity of her expected child; and Goldblume outthinks some gang members threatening a stand up young man who turned in their friends.
Thursday, February 17th, 1983
17: The Belles of St. Marys
LaRue makes a fool of himself with some high school girls; Belker endangers his relationship with Robin by trying to protect her; a talkative comic is brought in on numerous parking tickets; Goldblume and Calletano clash over seniority and rank; Coffey is forced to deal roughly with a man tripping on PCP.
Thursday, February 24th, 1983
18: Life in the Minors
Coroner Nydorf offers to fix things when Coffey is accused of killing a prisoner in custody; LaRue develops another scheme to make money out of a comic named Vic Hitler; Joyce decides her future.
Thursday, March 3rd, 1983
19: Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back
Bates poses as a bus driver; LaRue continues to groom Vic Hitler for his debut; Daniels is ready to sacrifice Coffey to quiet public opinion; and Furillo and Davenport take a major step in their lives.
Thursday, April 28th, 1983
20: Spotlight on Rico
The brutal Benedetto comes to the Hill on a loan sharking assignment; Furillo and Goldblume question a murder suspect who may have multiple personalities.
Thursday, May 5th, 1983
21: Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart?
Washington goes undercover on Benedetto's loan shark scheme; Hill and Renko, desperate for cash since the payroll talks are stalled, find a suitcase full of temptation; and LaRue tries to clean up in the body parts pool for the missing Buddy Genett.
Thursday, May 12th, 1983
22: A Hill of Beans
Belker and LaRue learn that Washington was set up by someone in the station house; the long overdue cash payroll is hijacked; Joyce meets a really nice purse snatcher; and Furillo finds Jesus Martinez behind bars.
Thursday, October 13th, 1983
1: Here's Adventure, Here's Romance
The only witness to a massacre in a gay bar is an off duty cop; the Cisco Kid ties up traffic; and Goldblume offers to be Fay's natural childbirth coach.
Thursday, October 20th, 1983
2: Ba-bing, Ba-bing
Hill wins $100,000 in the lottery; Deputy Chief Mahoney tries to ride herd on Furillo's precinct; mayoral candidate Benjamin Fisk moves into a crime-ridden housing project; Goldblume tries to help Hector Ruiz control the Diablos; and Coffey and Bates bust a couple of lady mud wrestlers.
Thursday, October 27th, 1983
3: The Long Law of the Arm
LaRue and Washington salvage a man's severed arm; Joyce defends a frantic West Indian cabbie; Hector Ruiz takes one final hostage; and Hill alienates many of his friends with his new attitude.
Thursday, November 3rd, 1983
4: Death by Kiki
Kiki tries to persuade Eldridge to change his story; Hill's behavior gets worse and worse as he blows all his money; Fisk returns to the housing project with tragic results; Coffey sulks when Bates scores higher on the sergeant's exam; and Daniels has to make peace between Furillo and Mahoney.
Thursday, November 10th, 1983
5: Doris in Wonderland
Commander Ozzie Cleveland enters the mayoral race; Officer Perez accidentally shoots a little boy; Daniels begins "Operation Tenderloin" out of a sexual cafeteria; and Mahoney tries to make political capitol for Daniels out of the Robson shooting.
Thursday, November 17th, 1983
6: Praise Dilaudid
A pair of sweet junkie lovers create a hostage situation; the Robson arrest blows up in Daniels' face; and Wachtel shows up at the Wonderland as Murray's lawyer.
Thursday, November 24th, 1983
7: Goodbye, Mr. Scripps
On election day, Goldblume tries to keep a last minute candidate clear of the polling places; Mahoney turns on Daniels; Wachtel reports gangsters threatening to torch Murray's Wonderland; and Furillo tries to help Perez' family.
Thursday, December 1st, 1983
8: Midway to What?
Bates and Coffey clean up "Buck Naked" for a court appearance; a busted bookie turns over several tapes incriminating cops on the take, including a rookie Hunter; Belker pursues a paraplegic who spray painted his car; and Hill boxes for the precinct.
Thursday, December 8th, 1983
9: Honk if You're a Goose
Hill has one last fight; Coffey and Bates take on Honky, the guard goose; Belker gets some unexpected help when he goes undercover in a wheelchair; bookie Ben Seltzer gives up a pay off drop point for a judge on the take; and Hunter refuses to admit he attempted suicide or needs any help.
Thursday, December 15th, 1983
10: The Russians are Coming
Three visiting Russians bring their personal problems to the Hill; Belker goes undercover as an ambulance attendant; LaRue's brother-in-law is busted for soliciting a police officer; Joyce, the judge, and the victim try hard to keep a mentally slow young man out of jail; and Fay and Goldblume worry about how Furillo will feel about their relationship.
Thursday, January 12th, 1984
11: Ratman and Bobbin
Bates and Coffey take over a storefront police/community relations project; a cop killer seems to be roaming the streets; Daryl Ann buys the wrong motorcycle for Renko; Joyce behaves oddly about buying a house; Leo and Ray try out an unorthodox method to get rid of the rats; and Daniels tries to short circuit Cleveland's corruption task force by exposing a network within the special Vice detail.
Thursday, January 19th, 1984
12: Nichols from Heaven
The rats return; Esterhaus is hospitalized for tests; Bates, Coffey and Joyce try to protect a woman and her children from her abusive husband; the latest cop killing looks to be a hired gun copying the random killer; and the corruption investigation strikes close to Hill Street; Hill Street gets word of the murder of Marty Nichols.
Thursday, January 26th, 1984
13: Fuchs Me? Fuchs You!
Furillo loses an old friend as the corruption investigation winds up; a romantic triangle transfers to the Hill and comes to a boil; and Coffey gets shot by the cop killer.
Thursday, February 2nd, 1984
14: Grace Under Pressure
Sergeant Esterhaus dies unexpectedly and the whole station house tries to deal with their grief as they eulogize the man. Meanwhile, Leo finds out his wife is cheating on him; Bates may get a unique promotion; Mrs. Furillo is mistakenly arrested for soliciting by a rookie; Sandy is raped.
Thursday, February 9th, 1984
15: The Other Side of Oneness
Goldblume is fascinated by a call girl held on murder charges whose elite clientele has newspapers bidding for her story and her fearful clients threatening her life. Also, tributes to Esterhaus continue to roll in.
Thursday, February 16th, 1984
16: Parting is Such Sweep Sorrow
A judge intent on elevating jail conditions releases the court's overflow back into the streets; Bates has a rocky start as roll call sergeant; another professional hit covers up the murder of Whitney Barnes; after his memorial service, Furillo follows Esterhaus' last wishes to scatter his ashes on the Hill.
Thursday, March 1st, 1984
17: The End of Logan's Run
Belker has a final run in with his bald headed pickpocket with many names; Joyce defends a man whose brother plans to threaten the prosecution witness into silence; and Operation Stop 'N Cop begins.
Thursday, March 8th, 1984
18: The Count of Monty Tasco
A census taker disappears while working in the precinct; the Mullins brothers promise Furillo that Joyce will die if she testifies against Timothy; Daniels relieves Furillo of command; and Daryl Ann asks Renko to marry her.
Thursday, March 15th, 1984
19: Nutcracker Suite
Goldblume and Calletano try to figure out station command as Furillo tries to resist taking a drink; LaRue and Washington dog William Mullins to protect Joyce; and Renko finds he has similar problems to Jesus Martinez.
Thursday, May 3rd, 1984
20: Hair Apparent
Garibaldi tries to save himself some money by doing some unofficial police work for a guy whose car he rearended; Belker is left exposed on his latest undercover by agents from another agency; and the mayor's gang appointee to the Youth Commission comes under fire for favoritism.
Thursday, May 10th, 1984
21: Lucky Ducks
Calletano prepares for a game show appearance; Renko tries to organize his wedding attendants; Peabody goes to the loan sharks Belker has infiltrated; and Furillo has to deal with renewed gang violence and Joyce's decision to take some time alone.
Thursday, May 17th, 1984
22: Eva's Brawn
Belker's loan sharks commandeer a prison bus and demand him in exchange for their hostages; Goldblume tries an unusual video-dating service; Renko has second thoughts as his wedding approaches while Coffey "invests" the wedding present money.
Thursday, September 27th, 1984
1: Mayo, Hold the Pickle
New roll call sergeant Jablonski is called out by a woman; Mayo handles a messy assault case against an elderly couple; the impending execution of Celestine Grey upsets Furillo and Goldblume; Fay tries to help an out of town couple who've lost everything to muggers; and Laura Ann Renko is born.
Thursday, October 4th, 1984
2: Watt a Way to Go
Goldblume takes the law into his own hands when his ex-wife Rachel is raped and refuses to press charges; Belker's undercover at the Stratford Hotel ends with Calletano and the Fimpels taken hostage; Hunter tries to defend an EATer's callous remarks during the taking of a sniper; and Joyce continues to work for Celestine's life.
Thursday, October 18th, 1984
3: Rookie Nookie
Furillo calls Goldblume off the murder investigation of his wife's rapist; Bates has problems with an insolent rookie; Mayo and Garibaldi bust a bogus cable TV installer; Belker goes undercover in a chicken suit and is plagued by a mime; and Hunter insults a female khaki officer, who barricades herself in the john.
Thursday, October 25th, 1984
4: Fowl Play
Rookie Swann kills himself after the initiation party at the Kubiak Lodge; LaRue tells Furillo about his night with a murder victim's wife; another hooker is killed by a copycat murderer; and the lieutenants quarrel over a government study grant.
Thursday, November 1st, 1984
5: Bangladesh Slowly
Jablonski deals with a woman who has lost her cat; Renko suffers after a TV newswoman exposes his fondness for doughnuts; LaRue looks very bad to IAD after shooting Caroline Reynolds' former lover; Goldblume pushes to tie Buttman to the hooker killing; Washington fumes over the firing of Garfield; everyone tries a new Bengali restaurant.
Thursday, November 8th, 1984
6: Ewe and Me, Babe
Furillo feels pressure from the press and Chief Daniels to clear up the shooting death of the Reverend Booker Simons; Joe Keenan interferes on the Hill in pursuit of some renegade Colombian drug dealers; Joyce tries to help a very young hooker straighten out; LaRue and Washington are forced to move early on a chop shop where Belker is undercover; Fay endangers the Simons investigation by revealing information to the victim's wife; Hill and Renko find a dead man and a live sheep in a compromising position; and Jesus (Martinez) rises again.
Thursday, November 15th, 1984
7: Blues for Mr. Green
Belker plans to accompany a prisoner to Las Vegas; Mayo and Garibaldi follow a juvenile murder suspect who has threatened witnesses; Hill faces an IRS audit, with tips from Ray; LaRue and Washington catch a guy with stolen airline ticket forms; Joyce works with a burned out P.D. on the defense of Escobedo and Munoz on assault charges; and Coffey and Bates bust a young black boy for shoplifting.
Thursday, November 22nd, 1984
8: Fuched Again
An assassination attempt against Mayor Cleveland during the rededication of the Monarch Theater opens up a nest of corruption in Daniels' office; several officers catch the "blue flu" and head for Las Vegas with Belker, who wins $5000 on a free spin; Vera Horvath continues to hound Stan; and Hill and Renko try to settle a dispute involving a stolen lottery ticket.
Thursday, November 29th, 1984
9: Low Blow
Jablonski's female nemesis comes to the Hill for a final showdown; the vacationers are stranded in Las Vegas with Myrna Schnitz; Furillo has to persuade Biff Lowe to help incriminate the Berlettas; and the Cisco Kid returns as an Indian and takes Fay hostage.
Thursday, December 6th, 1984
10: The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall
Mayo and Garibaldi investigate when Councilman Detweiler's mother shoots an intruder; Hill and Renko catch a notorious loan shark with over $300 in outstanding parking fines; a distraught man threatens to set fire to his wife and child; and Belker is kidnapped and abused by a group of winos.
Thursday, December 13th, 1984
11: Last Chance Salon
Renewed gang feuding involves a small local grocery store and its owners; Belker takes his anger about Robin's decision to stop seeing him out on his frightened informant during a beauty parlor undercover; Garibaldi cuts corners to help a young hooker and in his night school class; and Furillo must work against Daniels to head off a major gang battle.
Thursday, January 10th, 1985
12: Intestinal Fortitude
Belker, LaRue and Washington go undercover as garbagemen to investigate a protection racket; Fay tries to help an elderly rape victim identify her assailants; Hill runs for PBA representative; and Mayo gets proof that the hispanic rape suspect can speak English.
Thursday, January 17th, 1985
13: Of Human Garbage
The garbage business undercover continues; Officer Perez rescues a family from a burning building; a Federal witness is kidnapped; and Fay reports the suspicious chairside technique of dentist Ted Rose.
Thursday, January 24th, 1985
14: Dr. Hoof and Mouth
Belker temporarily moves into Hunter's RV; Joyce introduces a new PD to the Hill before leaving to become an ADA; LaRue gloats over the videotape evidence of Mayo's undercover visit to Dr. Ted Rose; Fabian's mother reclaims him; and Hill and Renko deal with a man who has several outstanding warrants and who has just lost his whole family to a hit and run driver.
Thursday, January 31st, 1985
15: Davenport in a Storm
New ADA Davenport faces opposition when she decides to prosecute three white teens for the death of a young black athlete; Furillo's car accident starts an investigation into illegal gun sales by Al DiPiano; and Mayo has a date with Chief Daniels.
Thursday, February 7th, 1985
16: Washington Deceased
LaRue moonlights on a low budget horror picture and "borrows" one of the props for a joke on an obnoxious detective; a department accountant dogs Furillo; and Chief Daniels uses his position to punish Mayo for refusing his advances the night before.
Thursday, February 14th, 1985
17: Passage to Libya
Belker keeps running up against a bitter one man band; Gina Srignoli agrees to wear a wire in an effort to incriminate Al DiPiano; Fay goes a little too far to help a welfare mother assaulted by her abusive boyfriend; and Howard tries to sell his RV only to have it stolen by the first interested party.
Thursday, February 21st, 1985
18: El Capitan
Calletano takes over command while Furillo attends an encounter group for precinct captains and their superiors; Hill and Renko get hold of some suspicious tea; Hunter's RV is stolen by a fugitive father and son; Goldblume is bemused by his new relationship with Gina Srignoli.
Thursday, March 21st, 1985
19: The Life and Time of Dominic Florio Jr.
An anti-abortion agitator sends a woman into premature labor; Jablonski can't get his 300 game sanctioned by the Bowling Congress; LaRue and Washington tape a home security video; Fay and Garibaldi resent Goldblume's relationship with Gina Srignoli.
Thursday, March 28th, 1985
The arson squad questions Jablonski about the fire at BowlMor Lanes; Hill remains angry at Renko over his hesitation under pressure; Bates and Coffey are assigned to make a wino presentable for his appearance in court; Furillo gets a copy of LaRue's slightly altered home security video; and Davenport puts her job on the line when she refuses to accept the security cops' version of an alleged window smashing at the volatile O'Neil Projects.
Thursday, April 11th, 1985
21: Queen for a Day
A hooker sweep for gays and straights attracts Coffey's former high school coach; Renko joins Belker on his drug undercover, which is interrupted by Hunter and his tank; Davenport rejoins the Public Defenders office as Connie Chapman leaves; and Goldblume's happiness with Gina Srignoli dies.
Thursday, May 9th, 1985
22: You're in Alice's
Detective Phil Dugan cuts some corners to catch an elusive mobster; Goldblume pursues a solitary investigation into Gina's death; Hill and Renko try to help a homeless family caught up in red tape; Coffey gets to ride with Jablonski; Calletano and Hunter test for the captain's position; and everyone faces a random drug screening.
Thursday, May 16th, 1985
23: Grin and Bear It
Belker's drycleaners undercover catches Dugan, who offers them Joe Keenan and a major ring of police corruption; Furillo copes with the results of the random drug test; Goldblume wrestles with Gina's estate; Hill and Renko spend the day escorting Officer McBear.
Thursday, September 26th, 1985
1: Blues in the Night
Bates gets to know an art teacher; Coffey, Renko, LaRue and Washington bet on who can drive to work the fastest; Renko has to bust his favorite singer for cocaine possession; Goldblume is taken hostage by a militant on the edge of sanity bombarding his neighbors with a high decibel barrage of words.
Thursday, October 3rd, 1985
2: Hacked to Pieces
Belker goes undercover as a cabbie in a very volatile cab territory war; Hill and Renko try to cool down the resentment between a Korean grocer and his black neighbors; Mayor Cleveland's son is busted for drug possession; and Garibaldi is offered a deal to clear his mounting gambling debts.
Thursday, October 17th, 1985
3: Seoul on Ice
A runner trying to raise money for cancer research is victimized; Daniels asks Furillo to head up an internal investigation of corruption arising out of Keenan's death; Garibaldi's death shakes the station house; Lee Cleveland comes to the end of his rope; and Howard gets a shock from his latest love.
Thursday, October 24th, 1985
4: In the Belly of the Bus
Belker takes an unexpected bus ride to Springfield; Sid turns Louis Russ over to Buntz, which begins the unravelling of Keenan and Garibaldi's deaths; Jablonski tries to deal with an incompetent khaki officer; and Hunter makes a canine investment.
Thursday, October 31st, 1985
5: Somewhere Over the Rambo
Furillo's corruption commission delivers its findings and antagonizes Daniels, who is willing to sacrifice a night shift cop involved in an off duty shooting that has incited public opinion; Alan Branford returns as Rambo; and Buntz explores his duties as personnel officer.
Thursday, November 7th, 1985
6: Oh, You Kid
Buntz catches a mugger only to lose him when the victim won't press charges; a sculptor refuses to let anyone remove his obscene work of art; Lynnetta pushes Neal about commitment to her and her son with tragic results; Belker goes undercover to learn why so many vagrants have fallen from high buildings recently.
Thursday, November 14th, 1985
7: An Oy for an Oy
Sgt. Jablonski risks his own money to catch a pair of confidence men; Sgt. Belker acts as a courier for a pair of devious Hasidic jewelry merchants; and Captain Calletano reacts badly when Buntz accuses a lazy Polk Avenue officer of dumping vagrants in Hill Street precinct.
Thursday, November 21st, 1985
8: Fathers and Huns
Belker's undercover at a bookie joint gets him involved in a protest against Nazis parading through the precinct; Furillo angers the chief and many others with his hard line pursuit of a senile drug king on trial for a relatively minor sale; Hill's father drifts into town claiming to be dying; and Jablonski tries to mediate between a priest and a scrap metal dealer.
Thursday, December 5th, 1985
9: What are Friends for?
Belker goes to the dogs working undercover at the pound; Furillo chases down the reason he's been denied mortgage insurance; LaRue and Washington bust a former baseball star for drunken driving; and Buntz is held hostage by a vicious parolee.
Thursday, December 12th, 1985
10: The Virgin and the Turkey
Coffey tries to mediate between an irate landlord and a tenant who insists an image on his water stained wall is that of the Virgin Mary; the Furillos tries to renew a family relationship with his parents; Buntz uses "Officer Giblet" to make a drug bust; and the guys compete in a benefit tug of war competition.
Thursday, January 9th, 1986
11: Two Easy Pieces
Hill, Renko and Buntz look like heroes when they retrieve a stolen heart needed for a transplant; rookie officer Ron Garfield finds himself in trouble again when a second gun shows up at an officer involved shooting; and Belker misses his wedding ceremony when his undercover as a cocaine cooker heats up.
Thursday, January 16th, 1986
12: Say It as It Plays
IAD Shipman continues investigating the Garfield shooting; Hill gets a nasty surprise when he and Renko draw duty delivering corpses to the morgue; Belker is kidnapped on the eve of his second scheduled wedding.
Thursday, January 23rd, 1986
13: Das Blues
Hunter hallucinates he's aboard a Russian submarine; Belker finally gets married; Renko busts his favorite country singer again; Furillo meets with a political power broker about the Chief's job; Hill takes his daddy home to St. Louis for his burial; Buntz' old partner comes asking for help with a loan shark; and LaRue and Washington use a lady tattoo artist to help them find a killer.
Thursday, January 30th, 1986
14: Scales of Justice
LaRue and Washington continue to stake out the tattoo parlor for a killer; Bates has a tough decision to make about Fabian; Jablonski tries to enforce a city ban on smoking in the station house; Hill meets someone special at his father's funeral; Chief Daniels surprises Furillo by offering to endorse him as his successor; Buntz cuts some corners to get a dealer selling killer synthetic heroin off the streets.
Thursday, February 6th, 1986
15: I Want My Hill Street Blues
Belker goes undercover to expose a corrupt parole officer; Goldblume clashes with Furillo over the demolition of some low-rent housing in his new neighborhood; Bates makes a deal with Vivian DeWitt; Jablonski tries to cope with a crew making a music video in the station house.
Thursday, February 13th, 1986
16: Remembrance of Hits Past
Joyce reflects on her past relationship with Furillo as she waits for him to come out of surgery after he's shot on the courthouse steps just prior to testifying against a recaptured gangster. Meanwhile, Belker is sent undercover at a meat packing plant while Buntz searches for the gunman.
Thursday, February 27th, 1986
17: Larry of Arabia
Coffey persuades Bates to file guardianship papers for Fabian; Furillo considers returning to work as Daniels asks him for help getting the consultancy job he wants; Buntz appears on a TV small claims court; an impatient old woman messes up Belker's undercover at a pawn shop; and Hill, Renko, LaRue, Washington and Goldblume stumble on a courier for an international arms purchaser and deal themselves into his action.
Thursday, March 6th, 1986
18: Iced Coffey
Bates agonizes over identifying Coffey's killer; Hunter uncovers an unexpected thief in the station; a prostitute sells out Jesus and Attorney Brown in a bribery scandal; and Belker's harassed by an overzealous security guard.
Thursday, March 13th, 1986
19: Jagga the Hunk
Jesus, scared of being pinned with Attorney Brown's murder, agrees to go undercover against a crooked judge; Hunter loses Prunella to a large Samoan; Belker poses as a loan shark in a roach coach; and Buntz' former partner asks another favor.
Thursday, March 20th, 1986
20: Look Homeward, Ninja
A prostitute anxious to shield her pimp lodges a complaint of sexual harassment against officer Kate McBride; Goldblume takes his frustrations out on a rookie who lost a jumper; Ballantine freaks out again; and Buntz confronts Donahue about the murder of Dellaberti.
Thursday, March 27th, 1986
21: Slum Enchanted Evening
Wachtel sentences a slumlord to time in one of his dilapidated units; Furillo is warned that Cleveland stands to benefit from an investigation into Donahue's death; and Mary finally gives up the evidence needed by Buntz.
Thursday, April 3rd, 1986
22: Come and Get It
The Hill reaches a crisis point of outraged citizenry and stampeding press coverage when Hill and Renko rescue an escaped mass murderer captured by a vigilante mob, and Belker can't stop being a cop even as he coaches Robin through labor.
Thursday, October 2nd, 1986
Sid and Buntz wrestle with 80 lbs. of cocaine found in a suitcase at the site of a small plane crash; Goldblume looks into a suspected case of aspirin tampering; Belker goes under to look into a hotel owner scamming city housing chits from vagrants; Hill and Renko handle a domestic call concerning a woman abusing her invalid grandparents.
Thursday, October 9th, 1986
2: A Case of Klapp
On his way to work, Hunter shoots a boy robbing a convenience store; Jablonski refuses to follow his doctor's orders about heart surgery ; the P.D.'s go on strike over job cuts by the city council; Belker struggles to protect senior citizens victimized by a violent mugger; and LaRue and Washington stake out a luscious young woman suspected of being a fence.
Thursday, October 16th, 1986
3: The Best Defense
Chaos reigns as the P.D.'s job action continues; Hunter faces his demotion and takes over as roll call sergeant for the ailing Jablonski; the detective LaRue tried to bust as a fence transfers to the Hill; Flaherty and Bates try to defuse a man who promises to blow himself up for money; and Joyce walks a tightrope as she tries to end the job action and cut a deal for her client that would put away the violent mugger.
Thursday, October 30th, 1986
4: Bald Ambition
Goldblume is visited by an old friend, who is mugged and rejected by a publisher; Bernstein saves Joyce from an escaped prisoner and confesses he has a tremendous crush on her; Daniels warns Furillo that Calletano's station house is on the edge of a racial meltdown; and Russo loses an arrest in her undercover assignment because she slept with the subject.
Thursday, November 6th, 1986
5: I Come on My Knees
Goldblume's friend freaks out and shoots a mugger and a cop; Calletano loses his command and threatens to take his story to the press; Sid moves in with Buntz for protection; and a premature vice cop spoils a massage parlor sweep.
Thursday, November 13th, 1986
6: Say Uncle
Buntz is in charge of efforts to protect a convicted mobster on his way to jail from a killer hired by his nephew; Russo's undercover places her in another sexually fraught position; LaRue and Washington bust a guy who confesses to several unsolved murders; Jablonski helps Belker bust a bus bandit; and Calletano resigns from the force.
Thursday, November 27th, 1986
7: Amazing Grace
Councilman Wade spends the day exposing and exploiting the crack problem on the Hill; Grace Gardiner returns as Sister Charity and recruits Flaherty; Belker goes under in a seafood joint serving soul food to locate drug traffickers; Goldblume receives an offer to publish Steve Merkur's book; and the manpower shortage delays Buntz' loan shark arrest and costs him part of his finger.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 1986
8: Falling from Grace
Daniels pushes Furillo to drop the Wade investigation; a literary agent offers Goldblume a chance to write his memoirs; Sister Charity works her old magic on Flaherty; and Buntz ties up his loan sharking sting by busting the shylock that cut off his finger.
Tuesday, December 9th, 1986
9: Fathers and Guns
Furillo faces a moral and emotional dilemma when his father is shot; LaRue sics the health department on a restaurant owner; Belker has nightmares about nuclear destruction and helps a father find his child; and a cemetery plot salesman solicits business at the station.
Tuesday, December 23rd, 1986
10: More Skinned Against Than Skinning
Racial tensions rise again when a white undercover officer shoots his black partner; a temporarily blind Buntz goes undercover with Belker as a beggar; Hill and Renko find several skinned bodies; and Joyce tries to defend a shopkeeper who has adapted Nazi paraphernalia as a deterrent against robbers.
Tuesday, January 6th, 1987
11: She's So Fein
Belker wrecks a car belonging to LaRue's brother-in-law; a new public defender asks Washington for a date; and a dissatisfied client takes Davenport as a hostage.
Tuesday, January 13th, 1987
12: A Wasted Weekend
Buntz reassures Officer McBride about her shooting of an armed robber; Goldblume is kidnapped while trying to start a short vacation; and Hill, Renko, and Jablonski take a disaster-prone hunting trip.
Tuesday, January 20th, 1987
13: City of Refuse
Hill almost starts a riot at a drug kingpin's funeral; Russo and Flaherty try to deal with an angry old deaf man; LaRue and Washington pass Sid off a chemist to keep a cocaine case from being dismissed; and Hunter gets back into action when Ballantine takes a hostage
Tuesday, February 3rd, 1987
14: Der Roachenkavalier
Buntz worries over the state of Furillo's marriage; LaRue and Washington get lots of help in their quest for a prize winning cockroach; Belker chases down a purse snatching dog; and Goldblume continues to buck the system when he releases a felon in direct contradiction of city council guidelines.
Tuesday, February 10th, 1987
15: Norman Conquest
During his day in station command, Buntz mounts a campaign to confiscate $130,000 worth of illegal drugs; Belker busts a tough kid who bites and runs drugs; Scapizzi pushes Buntz to make time for his interior decorator girl friend; Russo and Flaherty bust a disowned snitch.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 1987
16: Sorry, Wrong Number
Goldblume and Furillo clash over using a former gang member to obtain evidence against a gang leader in a murder case; Renko's mounting family problems affect his work; Bates, Flaherty and Joyce try to reconcile a Latin gigolo with his lady friend.
Tuesday, March 10th, 1987
17: The Cookie Crumbles
Renko erupts in jealousy over Daryl Ann's business partner; Flaherty allows his feelings for Russo to interfere in a bust; Calletano returns to Hill Street when a Spanish speaking citizen is shot by a cop unable to understand him; and Kate McBride relives her father's death at an awards ceremony.
Tuesday, March 17th, 1987
18: Dogsbreath Afternoon
Buntz tracks down Belker's snitch as the whole station house works to find out who shot Mick; Renko is forced to be honest with Daryl Ann by a blackmailing hooker; and Russo and Flaherty stalk a reported lion.
Tuesday, March 31st, 1987
19: Days of Swine and Roses
A radio promotion spawns trouble for everyone; Hill and Renko are assigned to a computerized patrol car; Buntz helps Sid get out of an arm-breaking assignment for a shylock; Hunter's return to action as the EATer commander fizzles; and LaRue, Washington and Joyce work on opposite sides to protect the rights of a mentally disturbed young man and his frightened mother and sister.
Tuesday, April 7th, 1987
20: The Runner Falls on His Kisser
A football star gets caught in a Hill Street hooker sweep; Prunella returns to look for the missing Hunter; Furillo's brother asks for a loan; Belker has a rocky return to duty; and LaRue sets up a syndicate to bet on the departmental firearms competition.
Tuesday, May 5th, 1987
21: A Pound of Flesh
The Hill faces renewed gang violence when Jesus' sister is apparently kidnapped on the eve of her wedding to a Gypsy Boy; LaRue experiences emotional highs and lows when a perp's gun misfires three times in his face; Hunter is found, but his survival came at a high cost; IAD Shipman pursues a case against Buntz concerning a missing kilo of cocaine.
Tuesday, May 12th, 1987
22: It Ain't Over Till it's Over
Sid and Furillo work to find out who is setting up Buntz while Daniels publicly vilifies him; LaRue decides to beat a TV crew doing a live broadcast from a gangster's cellar to the punch; Bates agrees to go out with Sal the plumber; rumors are flying about what will happen to the station house after a three-alarm fire guts it.