Midnight Caller Season 1
S01 E01Oct 25, 1988
Conversations with an Assassin Oct 25, 1988 Jack Killian retires from the San Francisco Police Department after accidentally shooting his partner, Rusty, in a crossfire situation. He's drawn back to the world of the living by an offer to be a late night talk radio host. A serial killer begins calling Jack, explaining the assassinations and Jack's inadvertently pulled back into the crime fighting world.
S01 E02Dec 6, 1988
But Not for Me Dec 6, 1988 Jack receives a phone call from a kidnapper who informs Jack that he has taken a suspected murderer into his personal custody so he won't hurt any more women. He continues to use Jack's show as a forum for his demands. A supposed suicide is revealed to be an elaborate murder cover up.
S01 E03Dec 13, 1988
After It Happened Dec 13, 1988 "After It Happened" is a 1988 episode of the NBC television series Midnight Caller. The controversial episode tells the story of a bisexual man who is deliberately infecting people, including series lead character Jack Killian's ex-girlfriend, with HIV. AIDS and LGBT rights activists disrupted filming, citing concerns over the negative portrayal of bisexual and HIV-positive people and fears that the show would make people with AIDS the targets of violence. Series executives made some changes to the script in response to these concerns, but activists were still displeased."After It Happened" performed well in the ratings but received a mixed critical response. Actress Kay Lenz received an Emmy Award for her guest-starring role as Killian's ex-girlfriend Tina. NBC aired a follow-up episode in 1989 in which Tina is near death. This second script, "Someone to Love", was written in consultation with some of the groups that protested "After It Happened" and was much more favorably received.
S01 E04Dec 20, 1988
Payback Dec 20, 1988 A female friend of Jack's from the police force is wounded in the line of duty and her partner killed. They seek comfort in each other's arms to grieve the deaths of their partners. Jack finds himself in the crossfire of the mob hit man trying to silence the only witness to the crime.
S01 E05Jan 3, 1989
Bank Job Jan 3, 1989 As Jack's luck would have it, he goes into a bank to cash a cheque and finds himself a hostage in a bank robbery. The media and the police wait out the negotiations, all with a personal interest in Jack's well-being.
S01 E06Jan 10, 1989
The Execution of John Saringo Jan 10, 1989 Jack, Devon and Billy are forced to examine their belief in capital punishment when they are invited to broadcast the final hours of a death row inmate's life.
S01 E07Jan 17, 1989
Trash Radio Jan 17, 1989 Jack finds himself being raked over the coals by a jealous competitor who has insider information on an Internal Affairs investigation, which found Jack not guilty of the charges.
S01 E08Jan 24, 1989
No Exit Jan 24, 1989 A young runaway, forced into prostitution, turns to Jack via his radio show for assistance in breaking away from her pimp who is involved in the white slavery market.
S01 E09Feb 7, 1989
Fathers and Sins Feb 7, 1989 Jack and Devon are both struggling to come to terms with their fathers. Jack's father returns after an absence of 25 years; Devon's father suffers a heart attack and the two must mend their fences in the face of the illness.
S01 E10Feb 14, 1989
Twelve Gauge Feb 14, 1989 Jack spends most of his radio show talking with a homicidal/suicidal ""spurned lover"" -- the man is waiting to kill his girlfriend and then himself. It's a race against time for the police to track down the location of the woman's home.
S01 E11Feb 21, 1989
Promise to a Dead Man Feb 21, 1989 On the fortieth anniversary of one of San Francisco's most celebrated unsolved murders, Jack is drawn into a case that hits closer to home than anyone could imagine.
S01 E12Mar 7, 1989
The Fall Mar 7, 1989 Jack is drawn back to the neighborhood he worked in as a patrolman in response to a mother's plea to help her drug-addicted son.
S01 E13Mar 28, 1989
Ethan's Call Mar 28, 1989 Jack continues to be haunted by the night of Rusty's death. This time he has to help out Rusty's son, Ethan, who has run away from home and calls Jack to tell him so.
S01 E14Apr 4, 1989
Baby Chase Apr 4, 1989 Assisting an ill man on the street, a young doctor is faced with every mother's nightmare when her infant daughter is abducted by a young woman whose grasp on reality is failing. Jack uses the show as a forum to track down the kidnapped child, who, on top of everything, is desperately ill and will die without her medication.
S01 E15Apr 11, 1989
Wait Until Midnight Apr 11, 1989 One of Jack's regular callers ""witnesses"" a murder in her apartment building while talking to Jack on the phone. She isn't believed by the authorities because she is blind and there is no evidence that a crime has been committed.
S01 E16May 2, 1989
Blues for Mr. Charlie May 2, 1989 The season finale deals with the issue of gun control, and a citizen's right to bear arms. A neighborhood convenience store owner misinterprets Jack's caution to protect himself, ends up killing a man and places partial blame on Jack for the idea.
S01 E17May 9, 1989
Blues for Mr. Charlie May 9, 1989 The season finale deals with the issue of gun control, and a citizen's right to bear arms. A neighborhood convenience store owner misinterprets Jack's caution to protect himself, ends up killing a man and places partial blame on Jack for the idea.