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Season 03, Episode 01 An Ugly Way to Die

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Sep 9, 1974
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An Ugly Way to Die Sep 9, 1974 Terry Webster breaks in his new partner, junior rookie Chris Owens, searching for an arsonist. Someone is responsible for the murder of several firemen, all young, dark-haired and moustached.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Key Witness

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Sep 23, 1974
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Key Witness Sep 23, 1974 The murder of a construction company owner is witnessed by a woman and her married boyfriend, a doctor. Because of the possibility of a scandal, the doctor will not allow the girl to give information to the rookies. They do not know that the killers are now after the witnesses.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Legacy of Death

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Sep 30, 1974
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Legacy of Death Sep 30, 1974 Chris is partnered with a patrolman who gets involved in suicidal situations so that he might be killed in the line of duty and his family would be secure with financial compensation.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Death at 6 A.M.

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Oct 7, 1974
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Death at 6 A.M. Oct 7, 1974 Four young people out for excitement in a stolen pickup become fugitives from the law when their fun turns into murder and robbery. Rookie Chris Owens is on the case after his partner is killed, but Chris wonders whether the dangers of police life are worth it.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Walk a Tightrope

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Oct 21, 1974
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Walk a Tightrope Oct 21, 1974 Two law students, seeking revenge for the death of a girl, frame Terry Webster, whom they hold responsible for the murder of a store guard.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Judgment

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Oct 28, 1974
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Judgment Oct 28, 1974 The son and daughter of a man who recently died in prison are determined to kill the judge who sentenced him. The rookies must guard the judge and find the criminals. Terry becomes their next target when he prevents their plans for the judge.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Johnny Lost His Gun

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Nov 4, 1974
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Johnny Lost His Gun Nov 4, 1974 Mike is alarmed to find out from his wife and fellow rookies that an old Air Force friend of his is a heroin pusher.

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Season 03, Episode 08 Prelude to Vengeance

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Nov 11, 1974
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Prelude to Vengeance Nov 11, 1974 The rookies befriend the girlfriend of a robber after Terry delivers her baby and in return becomes the criminal's target. Unless the rookies can catch this man, the girl will be charged with the robbery.

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Season 03, Episode 09 Vendetta

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Nov 18, 1974
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Vendetta Nov 18, 1974 A policeman who was injured in a market holdup returns to the force after a ten year recovery, in pursuit of the man he thinks is responsible for shooting him.

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Season 03, Episode 10 The Old Neighborhood

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Nov 25, 1974
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The Old Neighborhood Nov 25, 1974 Lt. Ryker steps from behind his desk to investigate a protection racket in the neighborhood where he grew up.

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Season 03, Episode 11 A Test of Courage

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Dec 2, 1974
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A Test of Courage Dec 2, 1974 The Rookies must find those responsible for holding up gun shops throughout the city.

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Season 03, Episode 12 The Assassin

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Dec 9, 1974
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The Assassin Dec 9, 1974 A photographer friend of Chris' accidentally catches a hired assassin in one of her shots. The rookies must protect the girl and at the same time figure out who this man is trying to assassinate.

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Season 03, Episode 13 Blue Christmas

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Dec 16, 1974
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Blue Christmas Dec 16, 1974 It's Christmas Eve and after settling a number of routine disturbances around town, the rookies enjoy a Christmas dinner at the home of Jill and Mike Danko. Jill and Mike are also entertaining their niece who is upset over her parents' separation.

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Season 03, Episode 14 Take Over

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Dec 30, 1974
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Take Over Dec 30, 1974 After a syndicate boss is arrested, the rest of the gang plot to take over and continue their work. They are intent on killing Lt. Ryker. The rookies must put the rest of this gang behind bars.

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Season 03, Episode 15 The Saturday Night Special

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Jan 13, 1975
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The Saturday Night Special Jan 13, 1975 The dangers of owning a gun are explored when the rookies have to avenge the accidental shooting of a man who bought a gun to protect his family.

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Season 03, Episode 16 The Hunting Ground

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Jan 20, 1975
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The Hunting Ground Jan 20, 1975 Mike's eager new partner proves to be a little too eager when he is found spending his off hours hunting for pushers because his younger brother died of an overdose.

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Season 03, Episode 17 Solomon's Dilemma

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Jan 27, 1975
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Solomon's Dilemma Jan 27, 1975 A woman's son is kidnapped in a supermarket parking lot but when questioned by the rookies she denies the entire incident. Her and her husband are afraid because they adopted the boy illegally and the kidnappers are the natural parents.

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Season 03, Episode 18 Angel

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Feb 3, 1975
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Angel Feb 3, 1975 The rookies must find ample evidence to arrest Tommy, who introduces young girls into unsavory careers for monetary gain.

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Season 03, Episode 19 The Sheild

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Feb 10, 1975
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The Sheild Feb 10, 1975 The rookies are involved in a case of mistaken identity when they charge the wrong man with the murder of a policeman.

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Season 03, Episode 20 S.W.A.T. (1)

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Feb 17, 1975
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S.W.A.T. (1) Feb 17, 1975 Harrelson is the head of the Special Weapons and Tactics team, a unit trained to handle unusually volatile situations. His hard-nosed attitude about police work irks rookie Terry Webster. (This Rookies episode served as the pilot for the S.W.A.T. series).

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Season 03, Episode 21 S.W.A.T. (2)

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Feb 17, 1975
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S.W.A.T. (2) Feb 17, 1975 Conclusion. Harrelson is the head of the Special Weapons and Tactics team, a unit trained to handle unusually volatile situations. His hard-nosed attitude about police work irks rookie Terry Webster.

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Season 03, Episode 22 A Deadly Image

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Feb 24, 1975
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A Deadly Image Feb 24, 1975 A look into Lt. Ryker's more sensetive side has him befriending a young, mixed-up girl who reminds him of the daughter he was forced to give up for adoption. The girl's boyfriend persuades her to use her friendship with Ryker for his criminal gain.

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Season 03, Episode 23 Cliffy

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Mar 3, 1975
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Cliffy Mar 3, 1975 A mentally retarded man, who longs to be a policeman, witnesses a murder in a gas station. But he has difficulty informing the police of what he saw.

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Season 03, Episode 24 Nightmare

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Mar 17, 1975
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Nightmare Mar 17, 1975 Kate Jackson takes center stage in this thriller-styled episode. After being involved in a car accident on a stormy night an injured Jill becomes the prisoner of a disturbed man, who claims to be a doctor.

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