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This is a list of episodes for the 1968-1975 television series Adam-12. The first season was released on DVD in 2005 by Universal Home Entertainment, while all remaining seasons were released by Shout! Factory.[1]

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Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126September 21, 1968 (1968-09-21)April 5, 1969 (1969-04-05)
226September 20, 1969 (1969-09-20)May 9, 1970 (1970-05-09)
326September 19, 1970 (1970-09-19)April 8, 1971 (1971-04-08)
424September 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)March 15, 1972 (1972-03-15)
524September 13, 1972 (1972-09-13)March 21, 1973 (1973-03-21)
624September 12, 1973 (1973-09-12)March 19, 1974 (1974-03-19)
724September 24, 1974 (1974-09-24)May 20, 1975 (1975-05-20)

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1968–69)Edit

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11"Log 1: Adam 12 Pilot The Impossible Mission"Jack WebbJohn RandolphSeptember 21, 1968 (1968-09-21)
Three weeks earlier, Officer Pete Malloy's (Martin Milner) beat partner was shot and killed during an attempt to arrest an armed robber, pushing Malloy to a point where he plans to retire. On what is to be his last day on the police force, he is assigned to take rookie Officer Jim Reed (Kent McCord) out for his first duty tour. Reed shows tremendous potential but, like all rookies, still has much to learn. During their first watch together, they pursue a suspect vehicle, respond to a baby in distress call, encounter a lady who thinks she felt something and at the end are called out as support when a demonstration may turn violent. After Reed has left his post to pursue suspects Malloy hears gunfire and fears the worst has happened again. Reed is unharmed and has apprehended the perps, and with encouragement from Lieutenant Moore Malloy agrees to help mold Reed and guide him through his probationary period. Malloy lectures Reed, but soon they get along well.
22"Log 141: The Color TV Bandit"Phil RawlinsRichard Neil MorganSeptember 28, 1968 (1968-09-28)
Malloy and Reed track down a burglar whose specialty is stealing color TV sets. They also encounter a drug-addicted mother who uses her children to help her in maintaining her habit.
33"Log 11: It's Just a Little Dent, Isn't It?"Hollingsworth Morse
Phil Rawlins
Preston WoodOctober 5, 1968 (1968-10-05)
Reed accidentally dents the police car while at the gas pump and worries about the consequences he could face.
44"Log 131: Reed, the Dicks Have Their Job and We Have Ours"Hollingsworth Morse
Phil Rawlins
Preston WoodOctober 12, 1968 (1968-10-12)
Reed learns about how important his job is and why detectives are called to investigate homicides when he and Malloy are called to a fatal shooting.
55"Log 91: You're Not the First Guy's Had the Problem"Alan CroslandPreston WoodOctober 19, 1968 (1968-10-19)
Officer Stenzler, Reed's best friend from the police academy is critically wounded during an armed robbery call. Malloy, who just went through the same experience weeks earlier with the officer he was training, helps him focus. By all accounts, Reed does a good job of putting Stenzler's condition in the back of his mind as the officers deal with a drunk driver and bicycle burglars. In the end, Malloy and Reed learn that Stenzler died of his injuries.
66"Log 161: And You Want Me to Get Married!"Phil RawlinsPreston WoodOctober 26, 1968 (1968-10-26)
By now, Malloy and Reed are becoming off-duty friends, and after an evening of socializing at the Reeds, Malloy's girlfriend Donna wants to take their relationship to the next level. However, calls during the next day on the force — namely, a domestic dispute — has Malloy holding his ground that he is satisfied being a bachelor.
77"Log 71: I Feel Like a Fool, Malloy"Alan CroslandRobert I. HoltNovember 2, 1968 (1968-11-02)
In an episode where Reed learns to keep his wits under control, the officers deal with a loud noise complaint where an elderly woman refuses to answer, much less acknowledge, a teen-aged girl's desperate pleas for help after the woman learns she was at a house where loud party music is being played, and it leads to a tragic drowning of a 4-year-old girl in a backyard swimming pool.
88"Log 72: El Presidente"Phil RawlinsRobert H. ForwardNovember 9, 1968 (1968-11-09)
Reed goes to Malloy for advice on calculating the cost of a new baby, and in between handle a variety of calls. The most exciting call of the day is a psychopath who is shooting at others in the neighborhood.
99"Log 101: Someone Stole My Lawn"Hollingsworth MorseTom DunphyNovember 16, 1968 (1968-11-16)
Reed is put on a low-carb diet by his wife, Jean. Meanwhile, the episode title is inspired by a resident who complains that landscapers literally stole his lawn.
1010"Log 132: Producer"Phil RawlinsRichard Neil MorganNovember 30, 1968 (1968-11-30)
As officers Reed and Malloy track down a prowler and deal with a young boy who somehow got his head stuck in a fence, Reed tries to pawn off his dog's litter of puppies to fellow members of the precinct.
1111"Log 111: The Boa Constrictor"Hollingsworth MorsePreston WoodDecember 7, 1968 (1968-12-07)
A young woman got bitten by a boa constrictor... the one stuffed in the trunk of her car, a 1958 Ford convertible. The only clues Malloy and Reed have to go on is the one that the ditzy blonde blurts out: the large snake kept in the trunk of her car. Reed and Malloy have to keep their wits when stopping every car matching the description, but happening upon a garage burglary provides the biggest clue.
1212"Log 61: The Runaway"Phil RawlinsNoel NosseckDecember 14, 1968 (1968-12-14)
Reed gets excited when he is asked to help out on his first big drug bust, but it turns out to have a disappointing ending through no fault of his own. Meanwhile, Malloy and Reed help out with a teen-aged girl who ran away from home and is staying with a single man twice her age.
1313"Log 122: Christmas – The Yellow Dump Truck"Hollingsworth MorsePreston WoodDecember 21, 1968 (1968-12-21)
Community service-based episodes would be a hallmark of Adam-12 holiday episodes throughout the series run, and the first sees Reed learn about the importance of performing charity work when he and Malloy distribute Christmas care boxes to families in need. Bob Hastings guest stars in a husband-wife dispute that gets out of control
1414"Log 81: The Long Walk"Phil RawlinsRobert C. DennisJanuary 4, 1969 (1969-01-04)
In an episode demonstrating the importance of "police presence," Reed also learns about how important backing up his partner is when he and Malloy respond to a silent alarm and wind up in a shootout with three armed suspects.
1515"Log 36: Jimmy Eisley's Dealing Smack"Hollingsworth MorsePreston WoodJanuary 11, 1969 (1969-01-11)
In between trying to find a suitable headlining performer for the department party, Malloy and Reed break up a narcotics ring when they raid the apartment of a dope pusher. Reed, chairman of the party's entertainment committee, finally finds his performer when he serves a subpoena on a country music entertainer who is a witness in a tax case.
1616"Log 62: Grand Theft Horse?"Hollingsworth MorseRichard Neil MorganJanuary 18, 1969 (1969-01-18)
A homesick Texan is the prime suspect in a horse rustling case, and a robber makes fake calls to distract the police.
1717"Log 33: It All Happened So Fast"Bruce KesslerPreston WoodFebruary 1, 1969 (1969-02-01)
For the first time in his career, Reed shoots and kills someone, a 16-year-old sniper, in self-defense. Lieutenant Moore then tries to determine whether it was a justified shooting in this behind-the-scenes look at internal investigations into deadly-force incidents.
1818"Log 112: You Blew It"Hollingsworth MorseMichael DonovanFebruary 8, 1969 (1969-02-08)
Malloy is the one who blows it twice, first when he gets decked by a surly bar patron and then when he and Reed leave a traffic violation stop to respond to a man-with-a-knife disturbance before the NCIC wants-and-warrants check is completed. It is only later, after Lieutenant Moore yells at them, that they learn that the traffic violator was wanted for armed robbery and the car that he was driving was stolen, leading the two officers to find a way to capture their man.
1919"Log 51: A Jumper – Code Two"Harry MorganRichard Neil MorganFebruary 15, 1969 (1969-02-15)
Malloy blows it again when he tries a dangerous solution to capturing a suicide jumper at an apartment building. Earlier, Malloy and Reed are called to help an elderly woman (at her insistence) adjust her TV antenna.
2020"Log 73: I'm Still a Cop"Phil RawlinsHarold Jack BloomFebruary 22, 1969 (1969-02-22)
Malloy is studying for his master's degree in criminal justice, but unrest at the college becomes the least of his worries when several of his students, who are planning an anti-war protest, learn the occupation of their fellow student.
2121"Log 102: We Can't Just Walk Away from It"Hollingsworth MorseMichael DonovanMarch 1, 1969 (1969-03-01)
While investigating a drug overdose case, Malloy and Reed race against time to stop an emotionally-on-the-edge 17-year-old drug user from killing himself, and must convince the distraught mother and overbearing father to help them save their son from making a tragic mistake.
2222"Log 152: A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone"Hollingsworth MorseMichael DonovanMarch 8, 1969 (1969-03-08)
An impressionable Reed and his "cool under pressure" partner Malloy are taken in by the "cowboy cop" antics of fellow Officer Ed Wells (Gary Crosby, in what will be a recurring role), a wise guy who takes unnecessary and reckless risks to handle suspects. At the station, Malloy loses his cool while talking to Wells because Wells' tactics endanger his life and others. Wells tries to play it down until his recklessness nearly catches up with him when he is shot in the shoulder by a psychopathic sniper. Because of Wells' disobedience and foolishness Reed is also almost shot; Malloy and Reed are forced to rescue Wells and mastermind a way to end the standoff peacefully. Barry Williams of The Brady Bunch guest stars.
2323"Log 12: He – He Was Trying to Kill Me"Hollingsworth MorseRobert I. HoltMarch 15, 1969 (1969-03-15)
Reed and Malloy respond to a case of child neglect and abuse when a 6-year-old girl is home alone in her apartment caring for her baby sister, who is later found lying on blankets in the bathtub, and both parents (the mother a wannabe model and the father a drifter) are unable to provide for their children. The role of the Department of Social Services takes center stage.
2424"Log 172: Boy... the Things You Do for the Job"Hollingsworth MorseMichael DonovanMarch 22, 1969 (1969-03-22)
In this lighthearted, well-written episode, a wealthy and beautiful young woman (Anna Capri) becomes literally obsessed with Malloy after he pulls her over for a traffic violation and is not bowled over by her charms.
2525"Log 92: Tell Him He Pushed Back a Little Too Hard"Phil RawlinsPreston WoodMarch 29, 1969 (1969-03-29)
Malloy and Reed respond numerous times to a dispute between two neighbors who continually argue over the motorboat they jointly own ... a situation which, despite the officers' best efforts, comes to a tragic conclusion. Dick Sargent guest stars.
2626"Log 22: ...So This Little Guy Goes into This Bar, and..."Phil RawlinsPreston WoodApril 5, 1969 (1969-04-05)
Reed's shaggy dog story falls flat when he tries retelling the joke, which he first heard from Officer Ed Wells, to his fellow cops: every time Reed tries to tell the joke, one call after another comes over the radio and thwarts his chances to tell the joke.

Season 2 (1969–70)Edit

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271"Log 15: Exactly One Hundred Yards"Joseph PevneyJack HawnSeptember 20, 1969 (1969-09-20)
Malloy isn't thrilled about having to do community relations police work with school children as part of the LAPD's "Officer Bill" program.
282"Log 153: Find Me a Needle"Robert DouglasGuerdon TruebloodSeptember 27, 1969 (1969-09-27)
Malloy and Reed spend their night watch attempting to find a criminal who is stalking female hitchhikers and dumping their bodies on Mullholland Drive.
293"Log 52: Good Cop – Handle with Care"Robert DouglasPreston WoodOctober 4, 1969 (1969-10-04)
A pair of freelance reporters are determined to create a story on police brutality, and harass Reed and Malloy as their marks. The officers warn them to cease their behavior, but they don't, and end up causing a tragedy.
304"Log 23: Pig Is a Three Letter Word"Joseph PevneyJames DohertyOctober 11, 1969 (1969-10-11)
Reed and Malloy must keep a race riot from taking place after the apprehension of a pair of armed robbers potentially sets an entire neighborhood against the police. It is here where a lesson Reed earlier was in the process of learning -- keeping his emotions under control when an arrestee begins insulting him -- will be put to the test. Earlier, Reed busts his first sex offender, who was caught brutally raping a 5-year-old boy in a park restroom, and freely trades barbs with him; Reed later learns the boy has died, causing him to punch a locker door in frustration.
315"Log 83: A Different Thing"Robert DouglasRichard Neil MorganOctober 18, 1969 (1969-10-18)
Malloy and Reed are called to investigate a hit and run which soon begins to look like a homicide.
326"Log 103: A Sound Like Thunder"Joseph PevneyJames DohertyNovember 1, 1969 (1969-11-01)
Malloy, Reed, Malloy's current girlfriend (a nurse) and a very pregnant Jean Reed visit a ghost town on the officers' day off and have to deal with a gang of outlaw bikers.
337"Log 63: Baby"Joseph PevneyGuerdon TruebloodNovember 8, 1969 (1969-11-08)
Officer Malloy asks the new girl in the office out on a date. Reed's wife goes to the hospital to have their child but Reed has a hard time keeping tabs on her over the phone while she's there.
348"Log 93: Once a Junkie"Joseph PevneyJack HawnNovember 22, 1969 (1969-11-22)
An ex-junkie is the suspect in an assault and robbery case and Reed and Malloy are assigned the case.
359"Log 123: Courtroom"Joseph PevneyRichard Neil MorganNovember 29, 1969 (1969-11-29)
Reed and Malloy are accused of overstepping the parameters of a search warrant by a suspect found to be in possession of illegal drugs.
3610"Log 143: The Cave"Alan CroslandRobert HoltDecember 13, 1969 (1969-12-13)
Just a typical day on patrol with calls ranging from a stoned hippie to the search for a runaway child.
3711"Log 142: As High as You Are"Robert DouglasGuerdon TruebloodDecember 20, 1969 (1969-12-20)
Reed and Malloy are already having a tough day when they're called for a narcotics arrest. No sooner do they arrive, than a group of neighborhood thugs decide to interfere, making their job that much harder.
3812"Log 43: Hostage"Joseph PevneyRobert HamnerJanuary 3, 1970 (1970-01-03)
While at lunch at a local eatery, Malloy is seriously wounded by two escaped prisoners who are holding the officer and the other patrons hostage.
3913"Log 34: Astro"Joseph PevneyJames DohertyJanuary 10, 1970 (1970-01-10)
Malloy and Reed are in pursuit of robbers and are being furnished air support with a police helicopter.
4014"Log 14: S.W.A.T."Alan CroslandMichael DonovanJanuary 24, 1970 (1970-01-24)
Created within the Los Angeles Police Department, the Special Weapons and Tactics team (which includes Malloy and Reed) are called in to find and take out a sniper.
4115"Log 64: Bottom of the Bottle"Alan CroslandRobert I. HoltJanuary 31, 1970 (1970-01-31)
The Adam-12 team sees the same alcoholic gentleman twice in one night, at a brawl and then later at a shooting call.
4216"Log 54: Impersonation"Joseph PevneyRobert I. HoltFebruary 7, 1970 (1970-02-07)
An investigator for the Rampart division is suspected of defrauding residents of their money.
4317"Log 24: A Rare Occasion"Robert DouglasRobert I. HoltFebruary 14, 1970 (1970-02-14)
When Malloy is invited over to Reed's house for a barbecue on their day off, they must deal with a young man (David Cassidy) on drugs.
4418"Log 124: Airport"Alan CroslandJames DohertyFebruary 28, 1970 (1970-02-28)
Malloy and Reed's shift this day includes calls concerning a runaway girl, a robbery at a grocery store, and a stolen aircraft.
4519"Log 94: Vengeance"Alan CroslandJames DohertyMarch 7, 1970 (1970-03-07)
Today's calls for Malloy and Reed include the investigation of a car theft gang, the robbery of a liquor store, and a child who gets trapped in a refrigerator.
4620"Log 104: The Bomb"Jean YarbroughRobert I. HoltMarch 14, 1970 (1970-03-14)
Malloy and Reed take cases ranging from street racers to robbers to a bomb threat to an attempt to commit suicide.
4721"Log 74: Light Duty"Alan CroslandGuerdon TruebloodMarch 21, 1970 (1970-03-21)
After breaking his wrist, Malloy gets reassigned to desk duty while Reed is called out to assist with a potential riot.
4822"Log 114: The Hero"Joseph PevneyDon IngallsMarch 28, 1970 (1970-03-28)
Malloy and Reed assist firemen at a burning warehouse, but a young man who rescues a trapped victim seems reluctant to be recognized and honored as a hero.
4923"Log 134: Child Stealer"Alan CroslandJames DohertyApril 4, 1970 (1970-04-04)
Another exciting day on patrol — Malloy and Reed chase down a suspected kidnapper, arrest carjackers, and run down an escaped prisoner.
5024"Log 144: Bank Robbery"Joseph PevneyJames DohertyApril 11, 1970 (1970-04-11)
Officers Malloy and Reed must deal with a domestic dispute involving a former professional wrestler.
5125"Log 44: Attempted Bribe"Alan CroslandJames DohertyApril 18, 1970 (1970-04-18)
The son of a rich businessman is arrested by Malloy and Reed for driving while under the influence and his father tries to "influence" the officers' testimony.
5226"Log 173: Shoplift"Alan CroslandRobert HoltMay 9, 1970 (1970-05-09)
Malloy and Reed track a woman shoplifter who has escaped custody to the lair of a known con artist.

Season 3 (1970–71)Edit

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531"Log 174: Loan Sharks"Bruce KesslerMichael DonovanSeptember 19, 1970 (1970-09-19)
Malloy and Reed try to investigate a series of beatings at a plant resulting from a loan shark operation, but the employees refuse to talk until the son of one employee stands up to testify. An armed robber could only bring himself to steal $2, then was robbed himself.
542"Log 35: Easy Bare Rider"Bruce KesslerNorman KatkovSeptember 26, 1970 (1970-09-26)
Calls include a drunk and naked driver, a young boy who found a large sum of money and went on a spending spree, and a car parts theft ring inside a park.
553"Log 95: Purse Snatcher"James NeilsonMichael DonovanOctober 3, 1970 (1970-10-03)
Malloy and Reed assist Officer Brinkman in bringing down a ring of juvenile purse snatchers, the leader of which later commits an armed robbery and kills someone during the crime.
564"Log 45: Bright Boy"James NeilsonJohn T. DuganOctober 10, 1970 (1970-10-10)
Malloy and Reed meet Harold, a young boy with a photographic memory, who alerts them to, and helps bring down, a group of home burglars disguised as movers. Other calls include stopping two female joyriders and two paint-sniffers shooting at a box of dynamite.
575"Log 65: Cigarettes, Cars and Wild, Wild Women"Christian NybyNorman KatkovOctober 17, 1970 (1970-10-17)
The officers bring down an auto-theft ring whereby mini-skirted girls arrange to get rides with the victims (mostly young men), steal their cars, and take them to a "chop shop". Other calls include a delusional elderly woman who ran a red light and whose license lists her in her 30s, a would-be motorcycle thief stopped by a feisty woman, a shut-in woman who thinks she is hallucinating while her nephew is hosting a marijuana party, and two men moving a safe down the street. Tony Dow and John Mitchum guest star.
586"Log 55: Missing Child"Christian NybyWilliam P. McGivernOctober 31, 1970 (1970-10-31)
Malloy and Reed investigate a missing child with a Band-Aid on her leg. Other calls include rescuing a cat and birds from a woman who was trying to get rid of them using gas, apprehending a man who stole a disability check from his uncle, and responding to an auto burglary turned homicide with a Hispanic family more concerned with how the officers would treat them. Jodie Foster guest stars.
597"Log 75: Have a Nice Weekend"Oscar RudolphRobert I. HoltNovember 7, 1970 (1970-11-07)
The officers discover a burglary ring in a upper-class neighborhood consisting of a group of young kids, with their victims all being women playing Bridge. Other calls include Reed being held hostage by a crazy woman, and breaking up a fight between a church organist and the choir director over the choice of music. Butch Patrick guest stars.
608"Log 105: Elegy for a Pig"Christian NybyNorman KatkovNovember 21, 1970 (1970-11-21)
This documentary-style episode shows Malloy telling the story of his best friend, Officer Tom Porter (Mark Goddard), who was killed chasing a suspect. Malloy reviews his and Porter's history together, including applying for the LAPD together (and Porter meeting his wife that day), graduating from the Police Academy together, and their history in the LAPD. Jack Webb provided the opening and closing narration.
619"Log 25: Indians"Oscar RudolphRobert I. HoltNovember 28, 1970 (1970-11-28)
Malloy and Reed have to stop a dispute between Native Americans from getting out of hand. Other calls include investigating a series of explosions and a shootout while looking for the suspects in the explosions, and an elderly woman who mistakes a pizza delivery man for a prowler.
6210"Log 135: Arson"Christian NybyArthur DalesDecember 5, 1970 (1970-12-05)
The officers investigate a series of arsons with different descriptions of the arsonist, a domestic involving a man, his wife, the man's female friend, a football game, a jumper, and an escaped mental patient holding his wife at knifepoint.
6311"Log 96: Pilgrimage"Oscar RudolphJohn T. DuganDecember 19, 1970 (1970-12-19)
In the series' annual Christmas episode, Malloy and Reed confront a man who robbed a bell-ringing Santa Claus, handle a DUI causing a death transporting Christmas presents, encounter a single pregnant shoplifter who wanted to be caught so her children would have a place to stay for Christmas, and assist a Native American family from New Mexico whose young daughter had wandered off while they were sleeping in the hills. Foster Brooks guests as a drunken driving suspect
6412"Log 85: Sign of the Twins"Christian NybyWilton SchillerDecember 26, 1970 (1970-12-26)
The officers' day begins with a liquor store robbery allegedly committed by the owner's brother that resulted in an officer being shot, later confronting the thieves in a shootout. Other calls include a zoning dispute with an elderly woman doing astrology readings out of her apartment, and a young boy asking a pharmacist questions about Seconal pills and his very uncooperative mother.
6513"Log 175: Con Artists"James NeilsonNorman KatikovJanuary 2, 1971 (1971-01-02)
The Johnson Family, a major con artist clan, is in town running their con schemes (including nonexistent roof repairs and phony wood delivery), with Malloy and Reed trying to stop them as well as having to catch two former plant security men-turned-arsonists, take a drunken married couple in when neither prove to be in any condition to drive, and handle a traffic accident which became a car fire after a flare set by a good samaritan rolls into a butane tank.
6614"Log 115: Gang War"James NeilsonJohn T. DuganJanuary 9, 1971 (1971-01-09)
A robbery suspect eludes Reed on foot, but is found later after getting food poisoning from his haul. A priest (Trini Lopez) calls Malloy and Reed in to stop a burgeoning gang war, which succeeds at first but ends up breaking out later and resulting in one death.
6715"Log 26: LEMRAS"James NeilsonWilliam R. CoxJanuary 16, 1971 (1971-01-16)
The LAPD introduces the LEMRAS (Law Enforcement Manpower Resource Allocation System) to assist in identifying high-crime streets, including part of Malloy and Reed's patrol area, which was used in stopping a rash of burglaries involving motorcycle-riding suspects. The officers also have to handle an armed robbery-turned-hostage situation and a kidnapping involving a young girl.
6816"Log 155: I.A.D."Christian NybyMichael DonovanJanuary 21, 1971 (1971-01-21)
Malloy's life is saved by Officer Tony Johnson (Jed Allan), who stopped a forklift from goring Malloy while apprehending some robbery suspects. Johnson later reveals that he is under investigation by Internal Affairs for blackmail and wants Malloy to locate a woman named Ginger who can clear him, but Ginger's near-identical dissertation of Johnson's story makes Malloy suspicious.
6917"Log 66: The Vandals"Oscar RudolphJames DohertyJanuary 28, 1971 (1971-01-28)
Malloy and Reed pull over a car on a traffic violation and find two escaped mental patients with a gun driving a stolen car with a dead body in the trunk. In another incident, an older man gets guns drawn on him for making a similar sudden move as the mental patients during a traffic stop, and he dresses down the officers. Later, the officers are called to a home where a window was broken during a toilet-papering incident by a teenaged girl's friends, who ran off and later returned to confront the girl's father, and the confrontation turns violent.
7018"Log 36: Man Between"James NeilsonMichael DonovanFebruary 4, 1971 (1971-02-04)
Reed's day starts out with Reed first filing a complaint against a door-to-door salesman for illegally modifying Reed's $30 check into a $300 check and then later buying a day-old newspaper, prompting Officer Wells (Gary Crosby) to tell Reed he's "too trusting". Wells and Reed later apprehend a man fitting the description of a shooting suspect, but Wells arrests him rather than wait for the victim to confirm the identity. The suspect turns out not to be the shooter, but the victim's drunk husband is, and Sgt. MacDonald admonishes Wells for the false arrest. Other calls include two men fighting over a marijuana plant and a distraught woman running to a bank to get a ransom for her baby being held by an armed and mentally unstable man.
7119"Log 165: Once a Cop"Christian NybyJames DohertyFebruary 11, 1971 (1971-02-11)
Malloy and Reed are on patrol, and find a homeless man stabbed. They take a retired policeman, Jack Donohoe (who lives nearby), in for questioning, but he is released when the real suspect is found. Donohoe later gets involved in a shootout with a robbery suspect. Other incidents include an aspiring actress from Missouri shooting up a phone booth at Union Station after being lured by a theatrical agent who promised a movie career and took her money, and then having her suitcase, containing a rattlesnake, stolen at the station.
7220"Log 76: Militants"Christian NybyMichael DonovanFebruary 18, 1971 (1971-02-18)
The officers respond to a shooting involving police and two black men, one of which was shot by one of the officers and later found dead in an alley. The dead man was the younger brother of Reed's friend Kenneth James; his older brother Cleotis was an accomplice and both were members of a black militant gang, The Brotherhood. Kenneth believes the gang's contention that Cleotis was murdered by the officers until the James brothers confront each other and Kenneth learns the truth; his brother Cleotis is arrested after briefly taking his brother hostage. Malloy and Reed also pull over an elderly driver on his 75th birthday for multiple traffic violations.
7321"Log 164: The Poachers"James NeilsonJohn KingsbridgeFebruary 25, 1971 (1971-02-25)
Malloy and Reed's day begins with a police garage employee taking a joyride in a police car (Code 3), later finding a young woman trying to cash an old age benefits check she found, checking a garage whose closed circuit TV security system was stolen, an elderly woman thinking she saw a prowler, finding a B&E suspect inside a coffin in a mortuary, and poaching into Officer Wells' territory to check on break-ins occurring in warehouses; finally apprehending two drugged out burglars inside a warehouse.
7422"Log 16: Child in Danger"James NeilsonRobert I. HoltMarch 4, 1971 (1971-03-04)
Malloy has to shoot one of two robbery suspects, then the officers counsel a young woman in a bad neighborhood not to hang around (she is later kidnapped by two men claiming to fix her car), the LAPD's Air-Ten helicopter is used to catch the kidnappers (who already had outstanding kidnapping warrants), find a "mover" (burglar) whose partner hides in a freezer, and the officers visit an apartment on a domestic dispute complaint and find another woman with severe injuries but the couple insists nothing is going on, later arresting the husband on domestic violence charges after the woman's mother calls the police back to the apartment after the woman's husband beats their daughter. Susan Seaforth Hayes guest stars.
7523"Log 56: Vice Versa"Christian NybyJohn T. DuganMarch 11, 1971 (1971-03-11)
Malloy celebrates his birthday by having to let Reed drive 1-Adam-12 (due to Malloy allowing his driver's license to expire) and is nervous about his young partner driving the car. Calls include a bank robbery, a burglary involving several neighbors, an abandoned baby, a wife who killed her husband on their wedding anniversary, and a drug dealer selling his wares out of an ice cream truck. Ellen Corby and Keye Luke guest star.
7624"Log 106: Post Time"Christian NybyStephen J. CannellMarch 18, 1971 (1971-03-18)
Malloy and Reed investigate the theft of an offset press at a press shop, and later they find and apprehend the thief who was using the press to print winning bet slips at the track. Other incidents include finding an 80-year-old blind man with a rusty rifle barricaded in a condemned building (they get him to a home but he escapes and has to be returned), and a man with a fully street-legal Army tank causing concerns from citizens. Morey Amsterdam guest stars.
7725"Log 88: Reason to Run"Christian NybyJames DohertyApril 1, 1971 (1971-04-01)
Retired actor Slim Berkeley has some items stolen from his horse stables; originally his assistant (played by Randolph Mantooth of Emergency! fame) who had a criminal record from New York City was suspected, but later the items were returned by the mother of the real thief, a woman (played by Linda Kaye Henning of Petticoat Junction fame) who is a client of the stable. Other calls include Reed getting physical with two men fighting in a phone booth (and getting a sore jaw for his efforts), finding a robbery suspect after a shootout, and a jewelry salesman (played by Norm Crosby) whose convertible was filled with cement by a cement driver who had mistaken ideas about his wife's intentions with the salesman.
7826"Log 125: Safe Job"Jean YarboroughWilliam P. McGivernApril 8, 1971 (1971-04-08)
Malloy and Reed investigate a series of safe jobs, which all seem to tie in with a retired safecracker who is taking care of his orphaned niece and nephew, and after a "tip" from him, finds the niece and nephew practicing his old tricks on another safe. The officers also investigate a woman whose baby was held hostage by her cousin and forcing her to meet and steal from other men, after which the officers arrest the cousin and rescue the baby.

Season 4 (1971–72)Edit

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791"Extortion"Christian NybyRobert I. HoltSeptember 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)
Starting with this episode, Malloy is promoted to Senior Lead Officer (Police Officer III+1) and begins to wear the two chevrons with a star under them, Sgt. MacDonald is promoted to Sergeant-II and now wears the three chevrons with a rocker underneath, and 1-Adam-12 has "012" painted on the unit's top. Malloy and Reed investigate an extortion racket against a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors, with the owner of a dry cleaners willing to testify but others not out of fear of retribution. The officers return to handle the owner's panel truck being set ablaze and later the owner is physically assaulted. Malloy and Reed capture both suspects. Other incidents involved a robbery at a bar (the perps escaped initially, but are later captured after a shootout), and a drunk man owed back pay by a dockmaster threatens to dump his boat onto dry land from a crane unless he's paid.
802"Million Dollar Buff"James NeilsonLeo V. GordonSeptember 22, 1971 (1971-09-22)
Police "buff" Jennings Thornton (played by Leo Gordon, who wrote the episode), a thorn in the side for Malloy and Reed, intervenes in a drunk driving case, runs down a shooter after a robbery (and nearly getting Reed killed), and is finally arrested himself for falsely arresting two teenage boys for stealing mag wheels that were actually legally bought. Another case involves a woman who stole an expensive ring from a store, leaving a cheap one in return; the suspect is later arrested during a parking lot dispute and the ring is found on her during a search. Lindsay Wagner and Ed Begley, Jr. also guest star.
813"The Grandmother"Ozzie NelsonHerb PurdumSeptember 29, 1971 (1971-09-29)
Malloy and Reed investigate a robbery in a store run by a group of "grandmothers", who sell small homemade items, then later return the money. The suspect later robs an antique shop but is captured when he returns to the first store to attempt another robbery, and the officers purchase some items from the "grandmothers". Other incidents include a high-speed chase of three robbery suspects, who are captured with the help of Sgt. MacDonald, and a priest stopped for a traffic violation who wants to have a drug dealer arrested for selling him marijuana. Ozzie Nelson directed and guest starred in the episode.
824"The Sniper"
"The Radical"
Oscar RudolphStephen J. CannellOctober 6, 1971 (1971-10-06)

The radical Robin Saydo is on the loose, tied into a number of bombings. Reed spots him and Saydo is arrested by D.A. Paul Ryan (played by Robert Conrad). Other calls include an abandoned police cruiser which turned out to be a lone policeman on a foot pursuit capturing a drug suspect, and retired security officer Fred Tibbles assists the officers in breaking up a truck theft ring which took the trucks but not the merchandise within them.

Note: This episode begins a crossover with The D.A. that concludes on "The People vs. Robin Saydo".
835"The Search"James NeilsonStephen J. CannellOctober 20, 1971 (1971-10-20)
1-Adam-12 is back on the streets after routine maintenance, but the radio isn't working properly. During an armed robbery involving two suspects, Reed captures one while Malloy takes off in pursuit of the other one through Griffith Park and loses control of the car, and it rolls into an embankment hidden from the road, with Malloy suffering severe internal bleeding and a broken leg. All available units are called in to search for Malloy, who has to watch helplessly while the suspect he was chasing comes out and takes his shotgun (which Malloy was using as a splint for his leg) and sidearm, and tears off the radio microphone leaving only leaving the wires. Malloy uses the wires to send a signal for help, which Reed picks up and is able to rescue his partner.
846"The Ferret"Alan CroslandStephen J. CannellOctober 27, 1971 (1971-10-27)
A man named "The Ferret" is vandalizing a manufacturing plant due to their poor record on ecology, and escapes Reed easily on foot pursuit. A reporter catches Reed in an unflattering light after the escape and plasters him over the front page. Reed is redeemed when he catches the Ferret when he returns later to the same plant and dumps a bucket of waste in the lobby. Other calls include a man whose pregnant wife fell into a coma after eating mud given to her by a voodoo priest, resulting in her baby boy being stillborn (when the officers confront the priest, he puts a mojo hex on Reed), and an elderly lady pulled over for a traffic violation who thinks the policemen are gas station attendants.
857"Truant"Hollingsworth MorseMichael DonovanNovember 3, 1971 (1971-11-03)
Truancy is on the rise in the district and Reed has a plan to pick up truants on the street, which was approved after a garage break-in by two truants. Results show a drop in crimes committed by truants, in one case two truants were stopped by the police and were implicated in a burglary, and one of the two truants involved in the garage break-in is brought in on another incident. Other incidents include arresting two heroin smugglers who hid the stash in their car's gas tank, which leaked some of the contraband making the car stall, and stop car thieves from stripping parts to build a dune buggy.
868"Ambush"Christian NybyStephen J. Cannell and Herb PurdumNovember 10, 1971 (1971-11-10)
Malloy and Reed are assigned to transport a prisoner (played by William Campbell, Trelane from Star Trek) from Malibu to Los Angeles for outstanding traffic warrants. The prisoner is also a witness in a mob murder and a hit has been ordered on him. En route to LA, the cruiser is ambushed, a tire is shot out and they are out of radio range in an isolated area. Reed is captured by hit men attempting to get assistance, but Malloy and the prisoner steal the hit men's car to get to a phone and LAPD sends the police helicopter to search for Reed, who ends up overpowering the hit men and are captured.
879"Anniversary"James NeilsonLeo V. GordonNovember 17, 1971 (1971-11-17)
Sgt. MacDonald's anniversary is coming up and the officers have limited funds to spend on a gift, which is a bottle of champagne, but when the officers pick it up, the owner of the liquor store was shot in an attempted robbery. Malloy and Reed later find the robber dead in a park from a gunshot wound inflicted by the owner. Other incidents include a paralyzed ex-wrestler tearing up a bar, a man driving suspiciously turns out to be the proud owner of several traffic tickets in a 24 hour period, a used car dealer trying to take advantage of a Mexican customer who speaks little English, and two camper thieves pushing a truck with a camper that is too small for the truck bed.
8810"Day Watch"Dennis DonnellyLeo V. GordonNovember 24, 1971 (1971-11-24)
Over the course of their shift, Malloy and Reed deal with a racist gas station owner who is tired of being the victim of repeated robberies, a hitchhiker who extorts money from drivers she leaves in embarrassing situations, a drunk who's seeing pink elephants, and get caught up in a shootout in a junkyard.
8911"Assassination"Christian NybyMichael DonovanDecember 8, 1971 (1971-12-08)
A phony prowler call results in shots being fired at Malloy and Reed. Shots ring out again when the officers head to the airport to transport a blood donor. The suspect is a known check bouncer, and Reed's wife gets a disturbing phone call. Later Reed heads home and meets an acquaintance who just happens to be driving the same car as the shooting suspect. Other cases include a suicidal man who tries to incinerate himself with gasoline, and a wino who is nearly shot by Reed.
9012"The Dinosaur"Ozzie NelsonMichael DonovanDecember 15, 1971 (1971-12-15)
Officer Art McCall (played by Warren Stevens) returns from eight years on disability and rides with Malloy and Reed to see how much has changed in law enforcement. McCall soon learns exactly how much has changed when he tries illegal techniques to help a young woman with her ex-con husband, fails to Mirandize a boy after arresting him for robbery, and screws up an arrest of a gun-carrying man who later plants a bomb in his ex-wife's car, which requires Malloy to dress down the veteran officer on his use of antiquated (and illegal) police procedures. Heather North (the voice of Daphne in the Scooby-Doo cartoons) also guest stars.
9113"Pick-Up"James NeilsonJ. C. HospidarDecember 29, 1971 (1971-12-29)
Malloy and Reed find a girl who was raped and left for dead in the hills but was actually alive and identified her attacker's car as a red Porsche. Malloy spots the suspect car picking up another girl and gives chase, only to have the suspect dump the girl on the street and the officer loses the car. Later the girl's mother finds drugs in the laundry and determine she was selling and the "rapist" was her supplier, while the real rapist is caught when he checked out of the hospital after being hit by his victim's heavy purse. Also, the officers handle a robbery at a construction yard foiled by police scouts. Barbara Hale (Perry Mason) and Kathy Garver (Family Affair) guest star.
9214"Citizens All"James NeilsonLeo V. GordonJanuary 5, 1972 (1972-01-05)
Cases include a woman whose purse was robbed after two men bumped her car while on the road, then are captured along with the loot when a citizen complains about loud noise coming from their lair. A broken-down car leads to a meeting between the car's owner and a counterfeiter, and a fight in a fast-food restaurant results in an arrest of one of the combatants on outstanding warrants.
9315"The Princess and the Pig"James NeilsonStephen J. CannellJanuary 12, 1972 (1972-01-12)
A disturbance call leads the officers to a nightclub where a singer named Kathy (played by Leslie Charleson of General Hospital fame) is strung out on drugs, and clings to Reed on the way to the hospital, telling him someone is trying to kill her and give her drugs. Narcotic detectives decide to assign Reed undercover as an AWOL soldier with a large stash of heroin to sell. Reed makes a deal, but Kathy blows his cover, and Malloy saves his partner from being killed and helps bring down the dealers. Note on January 15, 1972 Reed and Malloy guest star in a cameo as themselves on the two-hour premiere movie of the TV series Emergency! as two officers bring in two shooting suspects to a hospital
9416"The Tip"Christian NybyMichael DonovanJanuary 19, 1972 (1972-01-19)
In a comic relief segment Malloy and Reed deal with a woman {Guest star Rose Marie} who thinks she has a rattlesnake in her luggage, an out-of-town traffic violator, and a bar brawl, all while tackling armored truck robbers whose attacks have been predicted in advance by an informant.
9517"The Parole Violator"James NeilsonDon PageJanuary 26, 1972 (1972-01-26)
Malloy doesn't believe that the best player on the rec-league basketball team he coaches is back on drugs, even in the face of evidence that suggests otherwise. Meanwhile on their beat, Malloy and Reed must find a hit-and-run driver who struck a child and pull over a traffic violator whose passenger is belligerent (and wanted).
9618"Adoption"Christian NybyLeonard F. HillFebruary 2, 1972 (1972-02-02)
Malloy and Reed investigate when a college football locker room is ransacked, and uncover systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs. They also investigate parents who dispute their maid's report that their baby is missing, arrest a prowler who is suspiciously allowed into a home by his female accuser, and get involved in a high-speed chase that resulted from a domestic disturbance. Jackie Coogan guest stars as a football trainer.
9719"Mary Hong Loves Tommy Chen"James NeilsonStepen J. CannellFebruary 9, 1972 (1972-02-09)
A young girl from Chinatown is ordered by her father to withhold information from Malloy and Reed regarding her boyfriend, an undercover cop left in a coma after investigating a potential attack on a Chinese elders' association. Meanwhile, the officers also encounter a middle-aged marijuana user and a cross-dressing criminal who leads them to a counterfeit money ring while trying to pay his lawyer. Keye Luke and Jo Anne Worley guest star.
9820"Sub-Station"Christian NybyMichael DonovanFebruary 16, 1972 (1972-02-16)
Malloy and Reed are temporarily assigned to a police sub-station at LAX. While there, they deal with a hostage situation between a flight attendant and a man desperate for the attention of a television producer, go undercover to intercept a drug shipment from Toledo, Ohio, and prevent a rape suspect from escaping on an outbound flight. Frank Sinatra, Jr. guest-stars as the hostage-taker.
9921"Back-Up One L-20"James NeilsonStephen J. CannellFebruary 23, 1972 (1972-02-23)
Malloy tries to prove Sgt. MacDonald's innocence when he accidentally hits and kills a jaywalker while driving his police cruiser. Every witness on the sidewalk claims she was in the crosswalk, and the burglary suspect MacDonald is transporting is unmotivated to testify on his behalf. The truth proves to be far more complicated than the officers realized.
10022"Who Won?"James NeilsonMichael DonovanMarch 1, 1972 (1972-03-01)
Malloy and Reed work to curtail the rise in illegal street racing by working with the leaders of rival racing clubs and obtaining the legitimate use of a dragstrip through a race promoter. Their work is threatened, along with an anticipated race between Reed and Officer Wells (Gary Crosby), when one of the racers resorts to sabotage. Dick Clark guest stars as the race promoter.
10123"Eyewitness"Christian NybyJames DohertyMarch 8, 1972 (1972-03-08)
Malloy and Reed are searching for a missing six-year-old boy and they believe an elderly witness' inaccurate account may actually be for a different crime. They also respond to a suspicious dog complaint, a domestic dispute over a husband's desire to watch football, a college prank, and search the Travel Town railroad museum with a police helicopter for fleeing robbery suspects.
10224"The Wednesday Warrior"James NeilsonStephen J. CannellMarch 15, 1972 (1972-03-15)
Reed is worried when his friend, an electrical engineer, is made a reserve police officer and ends up being partnered with Officer Ed Wells. Malloy and Reed have to contend with illegal campers, a couple driving a stolen car, and help Wells and his new partner chase down a heavily armed bank robber who forces innocent people to participate in his crimes.

Season 5 (1972–73)Edit

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1031"Dirt Duel"Carl BarthMichael DonovanSeptember 13, 1972 (1972-09-13)
A series of purse snatchings involving motorcyclists is causing problems with the police, as they cannot follow them down the off-road trails they take. Reed holds a community meeting with the various motorcycle clubs (one of which is suspected in the snatchings), but one of the club leaders challenges Malloy to a race on one of the off-trails. Reed teaches Malloy the secrets of off-road cycling, however Malloy loses the race but gains the respect of the club's leader, who helps them apprehend the suspects by blocking their escape route after another crime. Edd Byrnes of 77 Sunset Strip and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees guest stars.
1042"The Late Baby"Lawrence DobkinStephen J. CannellSeptember 20, 1972 (1972-09-20)
Malloy goes on a date with Officer Wells' niece, and Malloy learns just how over-protective her uncle is. Patrol calls include a prowler in a heavily wooded neighborhood, a flower vendor with a stack of unpaid tickets, check on a suspicious gardener, and a high-speed pursuit with a green Corvette leads to an unexpected ending. Tina Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, Jr. guest star.
1053"Airdrop"Dennis DonnellyLeo V. GordonSeptember 27, 1972 (1972-09-27)
Malloy and Reed are patrolling the countryside around Los Angeles (and finishing up a call on a drunk driver) when a girl on horseback alerts them to a small plane that landed in a secluded area. When the officers investigate, a Jeep is seen leaving the area and the pilot has an excuse for his landing there. Malloy and Reed find out from Detectives and DEA agent Edwards that a Mexican smuggling ring is behind the landings, with the pilot instructed to "play dumb" if caught. The officers find the pilot and trace the Jeep's location, whereupon the detectives and DEA bring down the entire smuggling operation after tracking the Jeep to the landing area.
1064"Lost and Found"Dennis DonnellyMichael DonovanOctober 4, 1972 (1972-10-04)
In a crossover episode with the cast of Emergency!, Malloy and Reed rush an eight-year-old boy to Rampart Hospital, where it is determined the boy is diabetic, but he runs away from the hospital and must be found before he goes into a diabetic coma. Malloy and Reed find him at a pet store where his parents were buying him a new puppy before his original attack. Malloy's girlfriend Cathy is manning a soon-to-be extinct hotline when she gets a call from Sherry, a 15-year-old who is threatening suicide by OD'g on drugs (provided by her junkie mother), and Malloy and Reed have to find her. Deidre Hall guest stars, and Emergency! stars Robert Fuller, Julie London, Bobby Troup, Randolph Mantooth, and Kevin Tighe also appear.
1075"Training Wheels"Paul LandresMichael DonovanOctober 11, 1972 (1972-10-11)
The officers undergo their driver refresher courses to hone their pursuit and driving skills, but a rash of car strippers brings about a new approach suggested by Officer Wells: going undercover as paperboys riding bicycles to find the thieves. Hilarity ensues; Wells wrecks his bicycle that belonged to a young girl, Malloy deals with an irate newspaper customer, and Reed and Malloy pull over a VW Microbus on a traffic violation where the driver's crested myna chanted "Down with the Pigs!", but the undercover paperboy tactic works and the officers break up the car stripping ring.
1086"Badge Heavy"Robert LeedsStephen J. CannellOctober 25, 1972 (1972-10-25)
Officer Charlie Burnside pulls a prank on Officer Albert Porter, a friend of Reed's, who does not take the joke, and Porter lets Reed know that he feels Burnside is being a little "badge heavy" (rough) on his suspects. After dealing with an inept would-be robber whose car won't start, Malloy and Reed are handling backup on a call when Reed observes Burnside choking a suspect. Reed reports it but nothing is done by the Captain because the victim wouldn't admit Burnside was the aggressor. Burnside turns cocky on Reed saying he has "an ace in the hole" and that Reed was mad about the prank he pulled on Porter. During a foot pursuit of two robbers, Burnside got to one of them and this results in charges brought against the officer, who confronts Reed but this time the other officers back Reed.
1097"Harry Nobody"Sam FreedleJeffrey LewisNovember 8, 1972 (1972-11-08)
A hotel janitor (and wino) named Harry witnesses a murder in a hotel room, but refuses to talk until Reed shows him compassion and respect, both of which are lacking from his family and friends, but his testimony is clouded by his alcoholic past. Malloy relives his childhood by telling the story of his chaperoning a junior high dance.
1108"The Surprise"Dennis DonnellyStephen J. CannellNovember 15, 1972 (1972-11-15)
It's Malloy's birthday and he makes it known to Reed, "no surprise parties". Sgt. MacDonald warns the officers about a rash of robberies using milk crates to break store windows. During a routine traffic stop, Reed notices a milk crate in the back of a car and surreptitiously marks it for identification later, and the thief is apprehended later using the same milk crate. Other calls include backing up a jewelry store robbery when the officers pull over for DUI the owner of said store, an embarrassed male purse snatching victim inside a negligee shop, a phony gas station worker at a closed gas station, a shootout in the police garage resulting from a drunk suspect officers failed to handcuff, and Officer Wells captures a B&E suspect based on a hunch by Malloy, who despite Reed's denials, continues to suspect a party is afoot until Reed gives his partner a present: a leather purse.
1119"Vendetta"Sam FreedleLeo V. GordonNovember 22, 1972 (1972-11-22)
A World War II survivor (and tailor shop owner) sets an ambush for an unidentified intruder when Malloy and Reed intervene. R&I determines the owner is clean and emigrated to the US 17 years earlier from Eastern Europe. The officers speak with a local priest who knows the owner, who complains to Sgt. MacDonald about what he feels is the officers' interference. Later shots are fired at the shop and an intruder is unconscious with no one else in the shop. Malloy and Reed find the owner with the priest, who informs them that the intruder is a former Nazi soldier and did not want to surrender. Nehemiah Persoff guest stars.
11210"The Chaser"Dennis DonnellyLeo V. GordonDecember 6, 1972 (1972-12-06)
An out-of-state armed private investigator is inside a diner, Malloy and Reed arrive and determine the PI is legally allowed to carry but takes him to his car to stow the gun, and find he is in town looking for a bail jumper. Later the PI is in the middle of an altercation with two black men, one of which is seriously injured. The PI claims the men tried to rob him, later the men tell a different story, and Sgt. MacDonald orders the PI arrested. The PI is found after catching (and roughing up) the bail jumper, and is arrested. Other calls include an elderly man wanting a group of cars driven by hippies ticketed for illegal parking, and a woman who demands the officers ticket her husband's car because he refuses to replace the balding tires on it.
11311"Hot Spell"Lawrence DohenyLeo V. GordonDecember 13, 1972 (1972-12-13)
Malloy and Reed have to wear their long-sleeved uniforms despite a hot forecast, then later found out they could have changed to short sleeves but missed the radio notification. The officers receive a tip about a bicycle pump that contains drugs, later the find a woman experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and they find the supplier and the pump. Other cases include a man complaining about his grass being trampled during his neighbor's yard sale, only to find he was selling stolen property from another man who gave him the items from his job as a repo man. After arresting the repo man, they get a tip on a murder suspect which leads to the suspect's arrest. Scatman Crothers guest stars.
11412"Gifts and Long Letters"Harry HarrisDon RicoDecember 20, 1972 (1972-12-20)
Malloy and Reed are called to a hotel to stop a suicide attempt, which they do and the woman leaves a note for another patron of the hotel, a parolee with ties to organized crime who refuses to speak with the woman because he thinks someone from the mob is after him. Later the officers are called back to the hotel because the manager wants the parolee evicted because he's up typing until the wee hours of the morning, then another call to the hotel results in a shootout between the officers and the parolee, who was having delusions the mob was after him. In another case, the officers offer assistance to a man whose car needed a tire change and the man declined; the officers receive a radio report of a robbery which involved the same man and car. Detectives later apprehend the man; Malloy and Reed verify the suspect's identity.
11513"O'Brien's Stand"Lawrence DohenyJeffrey LewisJanuary 3, 1973 (1973-01-03)
Malloy's feisty landlady, Mrs. O'Brien, has her purse stolen and refuses to leave the station until her case is settled. O'Brien resorts to other means, including hounding detectives and setting up a picket line to vent her frustrations. Malloy determines that there may be a connection between O'Brien's theft and a string of purse snatchings involving Social Security checks, and suggests using a decoy to put an end to the heists, which works and the ring is brought down. Another incident involved two men arousing suspicion for their erratic behavior; in the ensuing pursuit the men are arrested and heroin is found in their car; later a call to a home where a man killed his son with a shovel, during the murder investigation they find candy wrappers and tire tracks that link with the two men arrested earlier.
11614"Clear with a Civilian: Part 1"Dennis DonnellyStephen J. CannellJanuary 10, 1973 (1973-01-10)
Reed spreads his flu to several other officers, leaving the station undermanned. Reed has a shootout with a rifle-toting man and finds he is wanted for bookmaking. Malloy has an argument with a storekeeper and a customer of the quality of merchandise while Reed writes a speeding ticket, later the officers catch a man on a rooftop of a store after Reed noticed flashing lights there, later another suspect gets away from a foot pursuit with Reed. Due to the understaffing situation, Malloy and Reed are asked to do double shifts, and Malloy tickets a woman for failing to stop at a stop sign, later when Sgt. MacDonald asks the officers to escort the police commissioner (played by Juanita Moore) they get a surprise—it's the woman Malloy stopped earlier for running a stop sign!
11715"Clear with a Civilian: Part 2"Dennis DonnellyStephen J. CannellJanuary 17, 1973 (1973-01-17)
While on second shift, Malloy and Reed take Police Commissioner Dixon (played by Juanita Moore) on a ride-along. They encounter a bar owner who locked a naked, elderly man inside, a fight with a knife-wielding man and another man with a gun, and a missing 17-year-old deaf boy with mental instabilities, which Reed recognizes as the boy that escaped his foot pursuit earlier. The officers and Commissioner Dixon observe the boy in a car running from another police unit, and they join in to alert the pursuing unit to the boy's condition. Burt Mustin and Rose Marie guest stars.
11816"Citizen's Arrest – 484"Sam FreedleRobert I. HoltJanuary 24, 1973 (1973-01-24)
A woman is arrested for shoplifting, on the way to the station she stops at a car and picks up her baby, then escapes from custody during a disruption at the station, later another call regarding a stolen baby involves their missing shoplifter, which leads to a disturbance call at an apartment complex during which they re-capture the shoplifter, and the apartment manager claims the woman's husband stole his car, and the woman claims the manager made an extortion call demanding $2000 for the baby. The officers pursue, then catch the man at a rail yard. Another call resulted in a brief hostage situation between Reed and the suspected B&E of a warehouse; Reed manages to trick his way out and capture the suspect.
11917"The Beast"Robert M. LeedsKenneth JohnsonJanuary 31, 1973 (1973-01-31)
Malloy and Reed are given a different police car which has 300 miles to go until retirement, and also inherit the problems—the car suddenly surges power, the glove compartment door constantly drops on Reed's knees, the water hose breaks while they are sneaking up on a prowler suspect who it turns out used to live there, a busted taillight prevents them from writing a ticket to a citizen whose car had the same problem, the distributor cap fails when trying to respond to another call, and finally, after capturing a suspect in a pursuit, the car's emergency brake fails and the unmanned car runs into a tree. Another call regarding warehouse activity (for the first time in eight years) results in the capture of a some burglary suspects. Marty Ingels and Donna Douglas guest star.
12018"Killing Ground"Lawrence DohenyStephen J. CannellFebruary 7, 1973 (1973-02-07)
Malloy and Reed pull over a car on a routine traffic stop and are taken hostage by two robbers escaping from their heist. The officers have to use all their skills to escape the situation.
12119"Nightwatch"Dennis DonnellyLeo V. GordonFebruary 14, 1973 (1973-02-14)
Reed spends a Saturday night talking about buying a used car, during the watch the officers handle a possible DUI but the driver passes the field sobriety tests, a shooting during which a man kills his recently paroled son-in-law, a car stripper, trick a man into revealing his name after pulling him over for speeding and finding the car has over $900 of unpaid tickets, and two beatings at motels.
12220"Suspended"Sam FreedleLeonard F. HillFebruary 21, 1973 (1973-02-21)
Reed spends an evening on the firing range, then stops by a all-night grocery store. When Reed leaves, a man approaches him as if he knew him, then points out another man in a green Beetle holding a gun on the officer. Reed drops his groceries, shoves the man, jumps and fires at the man in the Beetle, hitting the car, but the man in the Beetle shot and hit his accomplice. The grocer swears he only heard one shot, and the accomplice gave a dying declaration that Reed was trigger-happy and shot him. Reed (as per standard procedure) is suspended from patrol, and assigned to desk duty until the Review Board completed its findings, but the accomplice's death makes it look more and more like Reed could face a murder charge until Malloy (along with his by-the-book replacement partner) locates the green Beetle after going through numerous DMV checks, and locates the other man, exonerating Reed with both the courts and the department, who cleared him in the shooting. This is the only episode where dispatcher Shaaron is shown on camera.
12321"A Fool and His Money"Sam FreedleRichard MarrisFebruary 28, 1973 (1973-02-28)
Malloy wins $10,000 in a women's shampoo naming contest and intends to buy a boat despite the rest of the squad suggesting he invest it, avalanches of mail offers, etc. Calls include an elderly male tenant complaining that a new elderly female tenant's Irish music is too loud, and the officers leave them together to "work it out", then a sniper wreaks havoc until he is shot trying to escape in a car, a reported theft turned out to be a broke man whose three wives stripped the expensive house he was in clean except for the stolen items, and a wino is killed by another wino for his new tennis shoes.
12422"Anatomy of a 415"Dennis DonnellyJeff KanterMarch 7, 1973 (1973-03-07)
The officers spot a runaway young boy hiding in the woods and prepare to take him home. En route, they get a 415 (disturbance) call from the boy's address and find his mother and step-father quiet, and are warned by the officers. They return a second time with the couple throwing things at each other and is broken up. Officer Woods lets Malloy and Reed know he has tangled with them before. A third call to the same address forces the officers to send the husband to his sister's house, but he returns to the apartment and when he does, shots ring out just as the officers arrive for the fourth time. Other incidents include a man waiting for his wife encounters a girl who jumps into his cars offering him drugs and a man trying to break into his own truck after his dog locked him out; a drunk who stole a bicycle is arrested.
12523"Keeping Tabs"Lawrence DohenyKenneth JohnsonMarch 14, 1973 (1973-03-14)
Malloy and Reed pull over a speeding car full of teenagers, including Sgt. MacDonald's son, and Malloy finds himself in the middle between father and son on how to handle it. Other calls include a burglar who tries to run up the fire escape unsuccessfully, complaints about a woman feeding ducks interrupting two men and a chess game; Malloy suggests she join them when she comments that they are poor chess players, two boyfriends fight at knifepoint over a woman, who leaves with a third man after the two combatants are arrested, and Reed has to save a drunk (played by Pat Buttram) who is trying to direct traffic at a busy intersection.
12624"Easy Rap"Dennis DonnellyMichael DonovanMarch 21, 1973 (1973-03-21)
Reed loses a case against a young car thief in juvenile court, who is later spotted in his dad's car. Later, a robbery leads to a high-speed pursuit which ends in a traffic accident; the teen car thief is killed in the crash. Other incidents include a girl whose boyfriend died from a heroin "hot shot", and she provides the name and address of his supplier, but the officers need more, so she buys drugs from the supplier and provides the serial number of the $10 bill she used to buy them. The officers stakeout the house and arrest the supplier. An elderly woman insists on being arrested rather than ticketed for a traffic violation.

Season 6 (1973–74)Edit

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1271"Harbor Division"Dennis DonnellyBryan JosephSeptember 12, 1973 (1973-09-12)
Malloy has to sell two ballet tickets after his date cancels on him and gets needled by the squad. The officers are patrolling the Harbor Division and handle calls for a boat owner overcharged for fuel by a dealer, pull over a driver with a suspicious box on top of his car, investigate a suspicious young couple, pull over an astrologer for reckless driving, and a drunk shooting from the crows nest of a ship. Jayne Meadows guest stars.
1282"Rampart Division: The Senior Citizens"Lawrence DohenyDavid VowellSeptember 19, 1973 (1973-09-19)
Malloy and Reed patrol a neighborhood of Los Angeles inhabited by a large retired population. Calls include a purse snatching during which the suspect eluded capture, but was later found during routine patrol, a retired policeman turned security guard named George who wants to talk shop, an elderly man with multiple warrants for auto theft trying to break into a car in a church parking lot, a dispute between an elderly woman and man over her eviction and his offer to take her in, then arrest the woman when she begins smashing a car with a baseball bat, handle another dispute over $5, prevent a baby stroller from rolling into a lake, and a robbery during which George assisted in the capture of the suspects, then laments to the officers about being lonely due to all of his friends passing on.
1293"Foothill Division"Christian I. Nyby IILeo GordonSeptember 26, 1973 (1973-09-26)
Sgt. MacDonald reported his camper was broken into with three fishing rods and a pair of custom-made cowboy boots missing, and offers two free steak dinners for their return. The officers come across another man with the same "one of a kind" boots that Mac lost. Cases include Malloy, Reed, and Mac riding horseback to locate three suspects in a break-in at a stable, later the station is under sniper fire, Malloy, Reed, and Air Ten assist in capturing the sniper, and Officer Wells (showing his rarely seen compassionate side) takes up a collection for a couple and their cancer-stricken daughter to get to San Francisco, later Wells finds out he's been had as the "couple" were well-known con artists with a long rap sheet.
1304"West Valley Division"Christian I. Nyby IIAlf HarrisOctober 3, 1973 (1973-10-03)
Malloy and Reed notice an attractive woman walking her scottie when they get a call from Air Ten to assist with a motorcyclist who is also a potential firebug. They track the young man to his mother's house and the officers warn him about the pitfalls of arson. While the woman continues to walk her dog, the officers investigate a robbery at a movie theater where the manager and ticket taker are tied up; she lets them know a man on a gray motorcycle committed the crime, Malloy and Reed stop a gray motorcycle but the rider is a woman, they locate another motorcycle and catch the suspect after pursuit and the motorcycle crashing. The officers respond to another robbery at a department store where the security guard was shot and provides a dying declaration of who shot him, then Air Ten locates a possible suspect vehicle; the pursuit ends with two people just wanting to experience the thrill of a police chase. The Scottie dog is found tied up and the officers discover the woman is in reality a fur thief, and is arrested.
1315"Venice Division"Lawrence DohenyRobert I. HoltOctober 10, 1973 (1973-10-10)
The officers investigate a woman nude sunbathing on the beach, with her "agent" begging for her arrest, later Reed arrests a man trying to steal coins from a phone booth, assist a motorcycle policeman in catching a dune buggy thief, a leotard-wearing woman who fears for her life after receiving obscene phone calls, later is attacked by the caller and the officers locate and arrest him, a wino that dies after eating dinner, and a low-speed pursuit of a jack-o-lantern. Larry Hovis and Laurette Spang guest star.
1326"Hot Shot"Christian I. Nyby IILeo GordonOctober 24, 1973 (1973-10-24)
The officers pull over a car on a traffic violation and find the driver is Reno West, a cat burglar Malloy sent to prison four years earlier, and Malloy is suspicious that West will resume his career, as he is found later at the library looking up likely articles to steal while investigating stolen books. Other cases include removal of an abandoned car, a robbery which turns to murder as the shopowner is killed, the suspect is chased into a tunnel where Reed is forced to kill him after a standoff, and a hostage situation involving a distraught man and his daughter; the officers are able to end the situation peaceably despite the man having a bead on Reed with his gun.
1337"Van Nuys Division: Pete's Mustache"Dennis DonnellyLeo GordonOctober 31, 1973 (1973-10-31)
Malloy returns from vacation sporting a mustache, prompting chuckles and guffaws from the squad. The officers then obtain assistance from Air-10 in locating an airplane operated by a drunk pilot which crash-landed, and the police have to get the pilot out before he lights a cigarette which would have ignited the leaking gas coming from the plane, and rescue the pilot's son who required CPR. Reno West is suspected in the theft of some stamps from a mansion, a witness provides excellent descriptions of suspects involved in a jewelry store robbery, who is apprehended during a routine traffic stop, and a woman taking an alleged purse snatcher to the police station in her car rather than walk four miles to do so. A woman with $36,000 in her purse is detained in a department store as a shoplifting suspect. Malloy shaves off the mustache when he has trouble trimming it.
1348"Training Division: The Rookie"Kenneth JohnsonMichael DonovanNovember 7, 1973 (1973-11-07)
A Police Academy exercise in how NOT to handle a bank robbery is performed and attended by officers, including arrogant probationary officer George Barrett, who later bungles another bank robbery allegedly committed by an elderly man by not following proper arrest procedures, angering Malloy and Officer Wells. Barrett's over-confidence and reluctance to listen to advice from senior officers is causing problems. The final straw comes when responding to a bomb threat at a grocery store, the bomber takes another man "hostage", and are followed into a storeroom where the bomber is disabled and Reed orders Barrett to arrest the "hostage" (as Reed noticed the bomber wasn't too attentive to the "hostage"), but Barrett hesitates, so Malloy does, and Sgt. MacDonald lets Malloy and Reed know that Barrett is in the process of being let go, and reminds everyone what the purpose of the nine-month "probationary" period is—a process Reed knows all too well.
1359"Capture"Lawrence DohenyLeo GordonNovember 14, 1973 (1973-11-14)
Reno West's burglary reign continues, and the Captain orders it stopped at all costs. Malloy and Reed find the veteran burglar at a gas station with a female companion and West is not too happy to see the police following him. Later West's friend's car is spotted at the scene of another burglary and despite Officer Wells blowing the stakeout, Malloy re-captures his old nemesis. Other cases include having to divert and confine a vicious guard dog so the officers can save an elderly man in a diabetic coma, investigate a theft of a rare jade statue from a mansion, and a domestic dispute between a couple where it appears the wife is the abuser.
13610"Hollywood Division"Dennis DonnellyPreston WoodNovember 21, 1973 (1973-11-21)
Malloy really likes the voice of the new dispatcher (not Shaaron but a different one), but when he meets her in person is dismayed to find she is married to the SWAT lieutenant. Cases handled include a hit-and-run which seriously injured a young girl, a synagogue who had their Hebrew-based typewriter and money stolen, a drunk woman sitting on a lawn who is spurned by her daughter when the officers take the drunk there, and while visiting T.J.'s (Robert Donner) wagon, T.J. clues them in on a disgruntled former painter who is planning revenge, and when the officers arrive at the studio shots are fired, two painters are injured; the SWAT team is brought in to rescue another painter and capture the shooter.
13711"Northwest Division"Dennis DonnellyEdward J. LaksoDecember 5, 1973 (1973-12-05)
Reed needs his TV repaired, and brings in his Boy Scout neighbor with a merit badge in electronics to work on it, but takes the entire TV apart and the squad is skeptical he can put it back together again. He does fix it—with a little help from a TV repairman. Cases involve pursuing a juvenile on a souped-up minibike, only to find he lives with his aunt after being orphaned and has no friends, a woman whom a neighbor thought had killed her husband after overhearing an argument and the woman digging in the backyard, only to find she was burying a dead chicken; a robbery committed by a long haired woman in high heels, whom Reed spots at a bus stop with shorter hair and no heels; a picket line at a store resolved when the lead picketer found out she went on a "computer date" with the store manager and he lied about his occupation; and a report made on a robbery turned out to be made by the actual robbers. Johnny Whitaker guest stars. Martin Milner's real life son Andrew played Johnny Whitaker's stunt double in the minibike chase scene.
13812"If the Shoe Fits"Lawrence DohenyJim CarlsonDecember 12, 1973 (1973-12-12)
Reed's shoes are being fixed and the replacements have a squeak that drives Malloy crazy. When he later returns to the shop to pick the shoes up, he notices a bank robbery which turns into a hostage situation. Malloy "gives in" by providing a car — with the doors locked — and the robbers are apprehended. Other cases include a B&E that was actually a husband destroying his furniture due to his wife leaving him and the country, a van pulled over for no brake lights and a driver with a negative attitude towards police, and Sgt. MacDonald sends the officers to a demolition site where a visually impaired boy is hiding out. Malloy takes a crane to pluck the boy out of danger.
13913"Southwest Division"Dennis DonnellyEdward J. LaksoDecember 19, 1973 (1973-12-19)
Reed and Malloy respond to a dispute in a park, where an elderly woman tries to stop a painter from selling a painting that she considers indecent. To resolve the issue (due to the seller needing a new permit and being short on money) Malloy buys the painting in question. Other calls include a man trying to retrieve a valuable nickel from a toy dispenser his son put in inadvertently (and making the shop owner think he was trying to steal all the money); a potential "peeping tom" who is actually a liberated woman using a telescope to check meters to avoid dogs, a repo man trying to widen a door in a house he is trying to repossess furniture from, and an ex-football star who turned to robbery is captured in the very location he made his name—the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
14014"The Sweet Smell..."Dennis DonnellyJim CarlsonJanuary 9, 1974 (1974-01-09)
Malloy and Officer Woods return from a day of fishing, and the car smells like fish...which is aggravated when a disoriented woman who caused a lot of damage to a shop is put into 1-Adam-12 and she spills perfume in the back seat; she blames both her accidents in the shop and in the car on her "poltergeist". Numerous trips to the police garage fail to get the smells out. Other incidents include a mute woman informing the officers someone had broken into a church, and investigation shows the pastor got into the church because he forgot his keys and ID, and Woods (backing up Malloy and Reed) has to explain why he's missed church services, a kidnapping call that turns out to be a man picking up an abusive drunk woman's daughter to take her to his home, and a boy whose bike was stolen by a big boy and was recovered when the boy's friends caught and held the big boy until the police arrived.
14115"Trouble in the Bank"Dennis DonnellyJerry ThomasJanuary 15, 1974 (1974-01-15)
While on patrol, Reed stops into a bank to make a loan payment...and lands right into a 211 (bank robbery) in progress involving two criminals with nothing to lose. Malloy and Mac use all their skills to rescue Reed and capture the robbers.
14216"North Hollywood Division"Lawrence DohenyLeonard B. KaufmanJanuary 22, 1974 (1974-01-22)
Reed is assigned to write an article about Malloy for Police Beat magazine for his partner's 10th anniversary in the LAPD, and is having trouble with the content. Calls include a gas station robbery with an unusual outcome, a domestic dispute involving a barking poodle, a woman tries to get her husband arrested and the plan backfires, and a pursuit with a liquor store robber ends with the suspect barricading himself in a garage.
14317"Taking It Easy"Dennis DonnellyRobert SchlittJanuary 29, 1974 (1974-01-29)
Reed is suffering from a wrist injury which puts him on desk duty, while Malloy has to break in a new rookie partner. Reed's day is far from routine as he has to handle a bomb threat that results in the evacuation of the station, and Officer Brinkman accidentally discharges his shotgun twice outside the station adding more tension, a young man wants to report misconduct by a police officer, an elderly man brings a shotgun into the station to drop off, Malloy brings in a group of children abandoned by their mother, and Malloy and his partner pursue a car into the police parking lot, where the suspects are arrested.
14418"Krash"Lawrence DohenyC. W. NoelFebruary 5, 1974 (1974-02-05)
Malloy gets a new car, and Reed gets to drive it, but the car is damaged while the officers chase and capture a purse snatcher. Sgt. MacDonald refers Malloy to his brother's autobody shop for repairs, with Malloy concerned about the cost (which turned out to be $20)—despite Reed's offer of covering 1/2 the price. Calls include a drunk man shooting arrows, a shop is held up and the shop owner suffers a heart attack and dies while the officers question him, and a robbery at a pharmacy where the suspect gets away in the back of a truck, which is tracked by a motorcycle officer and alerts Malloy and Reed, who apprehend the suspect.
14519"Routine Patrol: The Drug Store Cowboys"Hollingsworth MorseLeo GordonFebruary 12, 1974 (1974-02-12)
Patrol begins with a drunk woman threatening a group of bar patrons with a gun, investigate the death of a mentally impaired man which looks suspicious, and a group of carjackers who capture a cache of guns and go on a robbery spree.
14620"Sunburn"Dennis DonnellyBryan JosephFebruary 19, 1974 (1974-02-19)
Reed returns from an off-day with a uncomfortable full-body sunburn, which causes him problems throughout the watch. Calls include responding to a traffic accident, acting on a tip from an informant, the officers bust a drug dealer working out of abandoned homes, search for a robbery suspect based on a vehicle description, and assist in the rescue of two boys when their boat capsizes.
14721"Skywatch: Part 1"Dennis DonnellyLeo GordonFebruary 26, 1974 (1974-02-26)
Malloy and Reed are chosen to ride in Air-70 to observe how the LAPD's air patrol works. The chopper's cases include searching for two robbery suspects inside a high-rise building and tracking an escaping murder suspect. William Stevens reprises his role as Officer Walters, who appeared in several episodes of the first season.
14822"Skywatch: Part 2"Dennis DonnellyLeo GordonMarch 5, 1974 (1974-03-05)
Malloy and Reed take to separate helicopter units to continue their observations. The choppers assist in a stolen light plane from LAX by a distraught man, track two robbery suspects fleeing in separate cars, and assist in a nighttime house fire. William Stevens reprises his role as Officer Walters, who appeared in several episodes of the first season.
14923"L.A. International"Christian I. Nyby IIWalter BlackMarch 12, 1974 (1974-03-12)
Malloy, Reed, and Officer Woods are assigned airport duty at LAX, now equipped with closed-circuit cameras, which were used to observe a burglary in progress and apprehend the suspects before they could leave. An argument over a suitcase resulted in the discovery of drugs, another dispute involving an Army soldier and another man uncovers a scheme where the civilian took Japanese Yen from the soldier. A ticket clerk that catches Malloy's eye informs him of a man who bought tickets from her previously under a different name, which results in the breakup of a credit card theft ring, a runaway is escorted to security until his mother can pick him up, and a silent alarm at a toll gate results in the capture of a robber who was holding a hostage. As a reward for breaking up the credit card theft ring, the company invites Malloy and the ticket clerk to lunch—Reed is invited too but Malloy pays Reed (a week's worth of lunches) NOT to join the couple on the lunch date. Tina Cole (from My Three Sons) guest stars.
15024"Clinic on Eighteenth Street"Jack WebbJoseph CalvelliMarch 19, 1974 (1974-03-19)

Malloy and Reed investigate the death of an old man wearing an unusual belt, which leads to the case being turned over to Frauds Division, who finds that Dr. Gantman, running a clinic, is treating a blind seven-year-old patient with a pituitary gland condition but his "treatment" is worthless and preventing a real treatment (removal of the gland). Later, a TV repairman who makes oscillator belts for Gantman is busted for bookmaking and agrees to testify against the doctor, but Gantman demonstrates his "treatment" in open court and fails miserably. Ed Nelson, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Dick Haymes, and Sharon Gless guest star.

This episode, in which Reed and Malloy appear only briefly, was intended to be the pilot for a new Jack Webb series focusing on the L.A. District Attorney's Office (similar to his earlier series, The D.A., but focusing on consumer crimes), and was directed by Webb himself. However, no such series came to be.

Season 7 (1974–75)Edit

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1511"Camp: Part 1"Dennis DonnellyArnold SomkinSeptember 24, 1974 (1974-09-24)
Beginning with this episode, Malloy now shows two silver stripes on his lower left sleeve, indicating 10 years with the LAPD. The watch opens with a burglary attempt, the suspect is caught and a young boy, Greg Whitney, is hiding in a locker. The boy is released to his mother's custody, but later is determined Whitney had a record under another name and the man he was with was posing to be his father. Whitney later runs off and was thought to be involved in a robbery but wasn't, and Malloy takes him to a special police-sponsored camp for troubled youth. Other cases include an attempted robbery of a taxicab, and an accident involving an elderly man and a long-haired motorcycle rider. June Lockhart guest stars.
1522"Camp: Part 2"Dennis DonnellyArnold SomkinOctober 1, 1974 (1974-10-01)
Malloy is at the camp with Greg Whitney and a group of other boys, and due to his lack of height is told to bunk with the younger boys. Greg gets into trouble right away, accused of stealing ice cream and a watch from one of the other boys, but runs off before it was determined the watch was misplaced, and is found. Olympic gold-medalist pole vaulter Bob Seagren stops by to coach the boys on a cross-country race, which Greg wins, while Reed speaks with his mother (played by June Lockhart) about handling Greg in the future. Back on patrol, Reed and Officer Wells deal with a woman whose alleged attacker fainted when he discovered she had a python under her coat.
1533"Team Work"Lawrence DohenyJerry ThomasOctober 8, 1974 (1974-10-08)
Malloy and Reed are assigned to "team policing"–officers from different departments working together as one unit. The team assists in a routine security check of a home, where they find in a boy's bedroom an unflattering depiction of a police officer, the boy later apologizes to the officers and indicates he is part of a Neighborhood Watch program, later the boy is rescued when a burglar is caught by officers in plainclothes. Other calls include an accident with a suspicious female witness who gave an attorney's number to call, she is later arrested after being at the scene of another accident, and a hot dog stand owner with a complaint against illegal parking; the officers let him know the legal way to display signs and he makes the necessary corrections to begin towing illegally parked cars.
1544"Roll Call"Norman AbbottWalter DallenbachOctober 22, 1974 (1974-10-22)
The police officer's worst nightmare...an officer needs help but does not know their name, code, or location. Malloy and Reed assist in the search while the dispatcher calls roll of all units out at the time of the call. The missing officer is determined to be Motor Officer Grant, who is negotiating with a gunman holding a hostage in a parking garage. Grant is assisted by the officers and the suspect is captured. Other calls include an armed robbery at a bar, and Reed going undercover to nab a gunman in a pizza delivery scam.
1555"Suspect Number One"Hollingsworth MorseLeo GordonOctober 29, 1974 (1974-10-29)
An ex-con that Malloy busted, Charlie Bishop, is having a problem adjusting to life after prison, and wants to be re-arrested so he can retire in the state penitentiary. Malloy tries instead to get Charlie in a halfway house, but the ex-con is not deterred, and his efforts nearly succeed when he is involved in a robbery. Other calls include a home burglary that becomes an arrest of a tax cheat.
1566"Point of View"Christian I. Nyby IILeo GordonNovember 12, 1974 (1974-11-12)
Sgt. MacDonald is unhappy about two things: his marriage and radio problems among the officers causing delays in response. Mac reaches out to Malloy about his wife's opening an antique shop which is taking time away from him and the kids. Mac later gets his questions answered during a call with a 60 years married couple where the wife (whom the husband thought had run away) likes to go to the pizza parlor alone and listen to music, and the husband doesn't understand the need for some alone time for her, making Mac realize his situation. Other calls include a woman taken hostage by two robbers who head to the roof of a building; the suspects jump to a different roof but leave the hostage behind, and the robbers are apprehended with the help of Air Ten.
1577"Earthquake"
"Lady Beware"
Dennis DonnellyWilliam J. KeenanNovember 19, 1974 (1974-11-19)
A serial rapist is on the loose, and the officers team up with Sgt. Gloria Tyler to teach self-defense techniques to a group of girls at a school near where the attacks have been occurring. Later, Tyler is used as bait to lure the rapist out, and he is captured after a pursuit. Other incidents include a home burglary involving a man whom the officers know and his nephew, and a shoplifter in a rain coat who escaped into a bar where he was "trying" to be a stand-up comic.
1588"X-Force"Dennis DonnellyR. J. WagarDecember 3, 1974 (1974-12-03)
Malloy and Reed are looking for a six-year-old girl in a red sweater who was kidnapped. Malloy finds the girl in a neighbor's house – the neighbor has kidnapped and raped the girl, and she is unconscious. The perp attempts to escape, Malloy catches him and loses his cool when the suspect claims that the girl was "asking for it." The suspect files excessive force charges against Malloy, which he admits to; he knows he will be punished by his old mentor, Capt. (formerly Lt.) Moore (played by Art Gilmore, reprising his role from the first two seasons) which may derail his ambition to become sergeant. Moore slaps Malloy with a four-day suspension for his actions. Other calls include rescuing a man who got stuck in the sewer system.
1599"Alcohol"Hollingsworth MorseWilliam J. KeenanDecember 10, 1974 (1974-12-10)
A burglar is on the loose, and the officers handle a call with a drunk who is nearly a dead-ringer for the burglar, later he ends up falling down at a bar where Officer Woods was handling a call regarding him. Other cases include looking for an antique stove an Asian woman gave away without knowing her husband had hid money inside it, getting an obese woman out of a phone booth, and a stakeout for the burglar mentioned at roll call results in his capture; during the pursuit the charity truck that picked up the antique stove is located and the money is returned to the Asian family. Dick Van Patten guest stars.
16010"Credit Risk"Hollingsworth MorseSidney MorseDecember 17, 1974 (1974-12-17)
Reed's wife Jean is turned down for credit when purchasing a washer and Reed goes to the credit bureau to see why; the reason was that his name was confused with another James Reed with a different middle initial, and is cleared up. Other incidents include a hit-and-run accident, the victim gives a description and license number of the car that hit her, which is found with damage but the owner insists she was not involved; further investigation proves the owner right and they locate the real suspect, two boys that stole camping gear and later found when they were trying to hitchhike, and they arrest a liquor store owner in error while he was chasing the robbery suspect.
16111"Christmas"Norman AbbottJames BonnettDecember 24, 1974 (1974-12-24)
The series' final Christmas episode has the officers on a number of holiday-themed calls: Citizens complain about a man playing his bagpipes, delivering a Christmas tree to a retirement home, two teenagers steal a load of radioactive material inside a truck, a man desperate to hide the smell of perfume on his clothes, and a robbery suspect who takes to the rooftops intent on suicide-by-cop.
16212"Pot Shot"Dennis DonnellyCarl JamessonJanuary 14, 1975 (1975-01-14)
On his day off, Malloy stops by a laundromat to drop off his (and his girlfriend's) clothes when the manager complains about a patron tying up a dryer...which contained marijuana, and the patron was arrested. On patrol, Malloy and Reed handle a fight between a divinity student and a group of men for taking the Lord's name in vain, attempting to reunite a Finnish girl with her family, a domestic dispute between one neighbor and another neighbor's kids, and pursue a known drug dealer.
16313"G.T.A."Christian I. Nyby, IILeo GordonJanuary 21, 1975 (1975-01-21)
A rash of auto thefts which result from the cars being tagged as abandoned has hit the city, Malloy and Reed get a call for such an occurrence, then get another and decide to use the second car as bait, which works as a tow truck with labels hiding the scrap yard the cars are taken to. Earlier, the officers go to the scrap yard but the owners denied any "wildcatters" worked there. The suspects are arrested and the car recovered. Other calls include two teen-aged boys who enter a house that is being fumigated, and die from the poison gas, and track and pursue a robbery suspect after spotting him at a bus stop, while taking time to determine why Malloy's girlfriend's son is getting bad grades.
16414"Victim of the Crime"Hollingsworth MorseWalter DallenbachJanuary 28, 1975 (1975-01-28)
The watch starts with an elderly woman whose TV was stolen, later asks why nothing more is done for victims of crime, then a silent alarm at a shop results in the owner being shot and critically injured, one suspect is caught, the other escapes when Reed has to save a baby in a runaway carriage. The shooting puts the family in a financial crunch, which can be helped with paperwork from a new program to help victims of violent crimes, but none are available. The officers question the bail bondsman to determine where the second suspect is, they obtain the vehicle description and license number from a neighbor, then arrest him after pursuit in vehicle and foot. Another silent alarm finds young men robbing a drive-in but their car stalls trying to get away; they are captured by a backup unit. The forms for victims' families finally arrive and are provided to those that need them. (Martin Milner's daughter, Amy Milner, appears in the episode as the shop owner's daughter)
16515"Pressure Point"Dennis DonnellyJ. Rickley DummFebruary 4, 1975 (1975-02-04)
Officer Woods has a new rookie partner, Don Allen, who has a stuttering problem, which nearly gets Malloy and Reed killed because Allen is unable to warn them about a possible ambush during a search for an armed robbery suspect. Other incidents include a drug store owner faking a heart attack to stop an armed robbery, a B&E-turned-landlord/tenant dispute, and a real-estate agent whose good intentions result in a mob scene.
16616"Lady's Night"David NelsonWilliam J. KeenanFebruary 18, 1975 (1975-02-18)
Malloy and his girlfriend Judy (played by Aneta Corsaut, "Helen Crump" from The Andy Griffith Show) and Jim and Jean Reed (played by Kristin Nelson, sister of Mark Harmon and then-wife of Ricky Nelson, whose brother David directed the episode) agree to a double-date, before then the officers and Motor Officer Grant have to corral three runaway cows from an overturned truck, ticket a girl for unsafe bicycling who likes Malloy but thinks Reed is a grouch, respond to a barfight which is really a pick-pocketing scheme, and en route to the date Reed spots a robbery in progress; he drops Jean off to call in the vehicle info while Reed pursues and catches the suspect, causing him to miss dinner...again!
16717"Citizen with Gun"Christian NybyWalter DallenbachMarch 4, 1975 (1975-03-04)
The watch begins with Malloy and Reed backing up Officers Wells and Brady (who, like Wells, likes to "do things his own way") on a domestic dispute involving a husband with a gun, followed by calls for a dead body which turned out to be a girl playing with a mannequin, a man who likes to climb the sides of abandoned buildings, a cabbie tips off the officers to an in-progress pawn shop burglary; they find the suspect working at a car wash and is arrested, and the officers once again back up Wells and Brady on a prowler call where the homeowner comes out shooting. Also, the four officers hone their skills on the firing range in preparation for their monthly qualification.
16818"Follow Up"Joseph PevneyLeo GordonMarch 11, 1975 (1975-03-11)
Reed tries to sell Malloy on a used fishing boat, but Malloy feels something isn't right. Calls include a man trying to sell a stolen horse to a riding academy, get a tip on a restaurant parking attendant who looks suspicious, and are accused of impropriety when a socialite's diamond ring turns up missing during an investigation.
16919"Suicide"Dennis DonnellyBrian TaggertMarch 18, 1975 (1975-03-18)
A man in a green Pinto calls his wife and tells her he plans to commit suicide at 2:00 pm. Malloy and Reed locate the car and the officers stop him before he can carry out his attempt. Other calls include an abandoned newborn baby found in a trash can; she is tracked down to a hospital where it's discovered she's a drug addict, and an elderly woman alerts the officers to a car stripping operation; the men are arrested when they return to finish the job.
17020"Operation Action"Dennis DonnellyDavid H. VowellMarch 25, 1975 (1975-03-25)
Malloy is kidnapped leaving the station by a drug runner and his female accomplice, demanding her boyfriend be released from jail in exchange for Malloy. When the couple has Malloy contact the station to confirm his status, he reveals a clue about where they found a girl with a mannequin (a reference to the episode "Citizen With Gun"). Reed finds Malloy's car and a citizen gives a description of Malloy's kidnappers and their car, which Reed finds abandoned but he locates their hideout from case files, meanwhile Malloy manages to spill gasoline and ignites it, allowing Malloy to be rescued by Reed who notices the gunfire and smoke. Kristen McCord (daughter of Kent McCord) guest stars.
17121"Gus Corbin"Dennis DonnellyLeo GordonApril 1, 1975 (1975-04-01)
Malloy is filling in for Sgt. MacDonald as Watch Commander, so Reed rides with a new partner, Gus Corbin (played by Mark Harmon), an officer with nine months on the job, and they begin watch with a purse snatcher found inside a church confessional, then a break-in at a pharmacy leads to the real intention of the thieves—the next door pawn shop. Corbin defies Malloy's direct order not to search the pawn shop until backup arrives, which results in a dressing down by the acting Watch Commander, and the two suspects are captured. Finally, Corbin loses his gun during a foot pursuit and captures the suspect despite being unarmed.
17222"Dana Hall"Hollingsworth MorseWilliam J. KeenanApril 29, 1975 (1975-04-29)
Malloy continues his assignment as acting Watch Commander, so Reed is paired with Officer Dana Hall (played by Jo Ann Pflug), while Officers Wells and Woods treat the new policewoman with the typical (for the 1970s) "not the woman's place" attitude, Reed treats her with respect and they go on patrol, where they encounter an underage DUI suspect with an uncooperative mother, locate and search a car stripping operation, and arrest numerous young people who riot at an outdoor rock concert.
17323"Something Worth Dying For: Part 1"Hollingsworth MorseDavid H. VowellMay 13, 1975 (1975-05-13)
Reed's bust of a drug dealer named Sparky was thrown out in court, and after Sgt. MacDonald offers him a chance to join the Vice squad for 30 days to gain experience, Reed volunteers, however the lifestyle and training cause a rift between him and Jean (played by Kristin Nelson), and Reed quickly discovers how dirty Vice is; he's involved in a bust where a man wants to trade drugs for pictures of young boys, and the assignment is taking its toll on him. Malloy and Officer Woods team up to assist in the arrest of two drug dealers, but Malloy is shot and wounded during the bust and rescued by Reed.
17424"Something Worth Dying For: Part 2"Hollingsworth MorseDavid H. VowellMay 20, 1975 (1975-05-20)
Reed is awarded the Medal of Valor by the LAPD for rescuing a wounded Malloy from the shootout (presented by then-LAPD Chief Edward M. Davis), and despite Jean's feelings about her husband's new assignment and about him taking the investigator's exam to become a Detective, she decides to attend the ceremony. Malloy and Reed reunite and handle cases; including a typing school B&E where both money and typewriters were suspected to be stolen, a suspicion confirmed by an assistant who allows the officers to freely check the typewriters; and a shootout in a warehouse full of mannequins with two young people. Aneta Corsaut and Kristin Nelson guest star.

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