Adam-12 Season 5
S05 E01Sep 13, 1972
Dirt Duel Sep 13, 1972 Motorcyclists are snatching purses and escaping down dirt roads. 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.
S05 E02Sep 20, 1972
The Late Baby Sep 20, 1972 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.
S05 E03Sep 27, 1972
Airdrop Sep 27, 1972 Malloy and Reed patrol the countryside around Los Angeles. A girl on horseback alerts them to a small plane that landed in a secluded area. The pilot has an excuse for his landing there, but later Malloy and Reed find out from Detectives and DEA agent Edwards that this is part of a Mexican drug smuggling ring is behind the landings.
S05 E04Oct 4, 1972
Lost And Found Oct 4, 1972 Reed and Malloy rush an 8-year old to Rampart Emergency Hospital, where he is diagnosed with diabetes. Scared of the hospital, Jimmy runs off, and it's up to Reed and Malloy to find him before he goes into a diabetic coma. Elsewhere, Malloy's new girlfriend, Cathy, mans a hospital telephone hotline. Sherry, a 15-year old junkie, is threatening suicide to escape her troubled life. Malloy and Reed need to find her fast, before she OD's.
S05 E05Oct 12, 1972
Training Wheels Oct 12, 1972 The officers undergo their driver refresher courses to hone their pursuit and driving skills. 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 parrot chanted "Down with Pigs!", but the tactics work and the officers break up the car stripping ring.
S05 E06Oct 25, 1972
Badge Heavy Oct 25, 1972 Porter, a friend of Reed's, feels his partner Burnside is being a little "badge heavy" (rough) on his suspects. Later, 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...
S05 E07Nov 9, 1972
Harry Nobody Nov 9, 1972 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.
S05 E08Nov 16, 1972
The Surprise Nov 16, 1972 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. Other calls include backing up a jewelry store robbery, 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.
S05 E09Nov 23, 1972
Vendetta Nov 23, 1972 A World War II survivor (and bar owner) sets an ambush for an unidentified intruder. Malloy and Reed try to intervene.
S05 E10Dec 7, 1972
The Chaser Dec 7, 1972 An out-of-state armed private investigator is inside a bar, looking for a bail jumper. 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.
S05 E11Dec 14, 1972
Hot Spell Dec 14, 1972 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, and a man complains about his grass being trampled during his yard sale.
S05 E12Dec 21, 1972
Gifts and Long Letters Dec 21, 1972 Malloy and Reed are called to a hotel to stop a suicide attempt. Another patron of the hotel, a parolee with ties to organized crime, is extremely paranoid and thinks the mob is after him. The officers offer assistance to a man whose car needed a tire change, later learning he was a suspect in a robbery.
S05 E13Jan 4, 1973
O'Brien's Stand Jan 4, 1973 Malloy's fiesty landlady, Mrs. O'Brien, has her purse stolen and refuses to leave the station until her case is settled. Malloy eventually suggests using a decoy to put an end to the heists. Another incident involved two men behaving erratically, and a call to a home where a man killed his son with a shovel.
S05 E14Jan 11, 1973
Clear with a Civilian (1) Jan 11, 1973 Reed spreads his flu to several other officers, leaving the station undermanned and Reed and Malloy with a double shift on their hands. Reed has a shootout with a rifle-toting man, Malloy has an argument with a storekeeper and a customer of the quality of merchandise, and Malloy tickets a woman (who turns out to be the new police commissioner) for failing to stop at a stop sign.
S05 E15Jan 18, 1973
Clear with a Civilian (2) Jan 18, 1973 While on second shift, Malloy and Reed take Police Commissioner Dixon 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 in the previous episode.
S05 E16Jan 25, 1973
Citizen's Arrest - 484 Jan 25, 1973 A woman is arrested for shoplifting, 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. 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.
S05 E17Feb 1, 1973
The Beast Feb 1, 1973 Malloy and Reed are given a different police car which has 300 miles to go until retirement, and also inherit its problems. Another call regarding warehouse activity (for the first time in eight years) results in the capture of a some burglary suspects.
S05 E18Feb 8, 1973
Killing Ground Feb 8, 1973 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.
S05 E19Feb 15, 1973
Night Watch Feb 15, 1973 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.
S05 E20Feb 22, 1973
Suspended Feb 22, 1973 A man in a green BMW holds a gun on Reed in an all-night grocery store; although Reed is uninjured, the man's accomplice is shot and makes a dying declaration that Reed was trigger-happy and fired without warning. Malloy and his by-the-book replacement partner locate the gunman and clear Reed's name.
S05 E21Mar 1, 1973
A Fool and His Money Mar 1, 1973 Malloy wins $10,000 in a women's shampoo naming contest and is stampeded by people telling him what he should do with the money. Calls include an elderly male tenant complaining that a new elderly female tenant's Irish music is too loud, a sniper wreaking 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.
S05 E22Mar 8, 1973
Anatomy of a 415 Mar 8, 1973 The officers spot a runaway young boy hiding in the woods; when they take him home they find it's a "frequent flyer" house for domestic abuse. Other incidents include a man who was waiting for his wife encountering a girl who offers him drugs, and a man trying to break into his truck after his dog locked him out.
S05 E23Mar 15, 1973
Keeping Tabs Mar 15, 1973 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, two boyfriends fighting at knifepoint over a woman who leaves with a third man, and saving a drunk (played by Pat Buttram) who is trying to direct traffic at a busy intersection.
S05 E24Mar 22, 1973
Easy Rap Mar 22, 1973 Reed loses a case against a young car thief in juvenile court, who later dies in high-speed pursuit. A girl's boyfriend dies from a heroin "hot shot", she buys drugs from the supplier and provides the serial number of the $10 bill she used to buy them. An elderly woman insists on being arrested rather than ticketed for a traffic violation.