The Rookies Season 4
S04 E01Sep 9, 1975
Lamb to the Slaughter Sep 9, 1975 When burglar Brad Gifford is arrested, his cop-hating, now orphaned son, Jody, is taken to Lambert Hall where he is befriended by Ryker, a former orphan himself. Jody is just beginning to trust and like Ryker when his father, aided by Augie Baker and P.G. Larkan, escapes custody and comes for him. Ryker is taken hostage. The group is traced down by Mike and Terry. In the resulting shootout, Augie is killed, P.G. arrested, and Brad Gifford is mortally wounded. Jody is taken back to the home where he is given foster parents, and a new life.
S04 E02Sep 16, 1975
Reading Writing and Angel Dust Sep 16, 1975 After the tragic death of a bright high school student, the rookies put in a team effort to get the pushers off the school campus. They get some help from a pusher who is pretending to scorch for the source.
S04 E03Sep 23, 1975
One-Way Street to Nowhere Sep 23, 1975 Mike is critically injured when he tries to capture the leader of a militant group and Terry is taken hostage.
S04 E04Sep 30, 1975
Someone Who Cares Sep 30, 1975 An unidentified nine-year-old girl is accidentally hit by a car after two hedonistic ""swinging single"" men spike her lunch with narcotics. Before she dies, she begs Terry for help. Terry, reluctant to let her die a Jane Doe, investigates.
S04 E05Oct 7, 1975
Ladies Day (a.k.a.) Ladies Kill, Too Oct 7, 1975 Jill is working in a womens prison, fighting an outbreak of diphtheria. In order to protest for better food and working conditions, inmates take Jill Danko and Dr. Malcolm hostage.
S04 E06Oct 14, 1975
Reign of Terror Oct 14, 1975 Young crooks Pat Stevens and Glen Barton rob ticket agent Brewster and shoot rookie Chris. The scene is witnessed by mailman Charlie Brooks, who is adamant about not getting involved. Eventually his wife, Nadine, and daughter, Stacy, encourage him to cooperate with the rookies, and finally, the criminals are apprehended.
S04 E07Oct 21, 1975
Death Lady Oct 21, 1975 A female officer is blamed for her partner's death during a jewelry store robbery. With her new partner, Mike, she sets out to solve the crime and prove her worth to the police department.
S04 E08Oct 28, 1975
Measure of Mercy Oct 28, 1975 The rookies must investigate a robbery at Memorial Hospital. The blood bank was robbed and its contents sold to the black market, leaving an infant at the hospital on the critical list.
S04 E09Nov 4, 1975
A Time to Mourn Nov 4, 1975 Chris' sister makes a surprise visit on her brother. He is suspended after conducting an unauthorized bust of the man who molested her.
S04 E10Nov 11, 1975
The Torch Man Nov 11, 1975 An ex-convict, out on parole, desperately wants to go straight, but is sought after by his ex-cellmates to use his safe-cracking abilities in a robbery.
S04 E11Nov 18, 1975
Invitation to a Rumble Nov 18, 1975 Terry is run down by a car driven by the leader of a street gang in his old neighborhood. When one of the members of the gang is overheard calling for an ambulance, he is forced to kill Terry or he will be killed by the gang for betrayal.
S04 E12Nov 25, 1975
Reluctant Hero Nov 25, 1975 A rookie accidentally overpowers a professional assassin and is named ""hero"". The assassin vows to kill the rookie and escapes with Jill as a hostage, offering to exchange her for the rookie.
S04 E13Dec 2, 1975
Dead Heat Dec 2, 1975 Chris and Terry have their patrol car stolen by teenage vandals while investigating a major robbery in a department store and three heavily armed killers trap them there.
S04 E14Dec 9, 1975
The Voice of Thunder Dec 9, 1975 After a series of Sunday bombings of porno bookshops and massage parlors sweep the city, Chris and Terry recognize the same girl, at the scene of each incident. The dangerously schizophrenic top fashion model believes she is being instructed by a supreme being.
S04 E15Dec 16, 1975
The Code Five Affair Dec 16, 1975 The rookies stake out an abandoned factory where a heroin deal is about to take place, and are able to seize the drugs and arrest all but one man. This man must get the heroin back from the police.
S04 E16Dec 23, 1975
Shadow of a Man Dec 23, 1975 Forest, a tough career cop, takes $10,000 from the scene of a robbery after his partner is killed by the robbers. Lt. Ryker puts an undercover investigator on the case to retrieve the money.
S04 E17Dec 30, 1975
Eye for an Eye Dec 30, 1975 A man who was forced to spend eighteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit is determined to get the men who framed him.
S04 E18Jan 6, 1976
Sudden Death (a.k.a.) Return from the Past Jan 6, 1976 Mike, a former helicopter pilot in Vietnam, becomes the prey of a deranged ex-POW who blames the policeman for his capture by the Vietcong.
S04 E19Jan 20, 1976
From Out of the Darkness Jan 20, 1976 Terry vows to find the murderer of Dan Kennedy, a retired cop turned security guard. Dan was the father of a blind girl, Terry's former girlfriend.
S04 E20Jan 27, 1976
The Mugging Jan 27, 1976 After a woman is fatally assaulted by three junkies, her son, a doctor in the same hospital where Jill works, announces his intention to get revenge against the three, who were released from jail on a technicality.
S04 E21Feb 24, 1976
Blue Movie, Blue Death Feb 24, 1976 The rookies are given undercover assignments in order to smash a syndicate-owned porno film company responsible for the deaths of some of its actors.
S04 E22Mar 2, 1976
Deliver Me From Innocence Mar 2, 1976 A frightened sixteen-year-old boy is forced to take the blame for the crimes of a junkie he has become mixed up with. The two had committed a burglary and escaped after killing a cop. The boy is Terry's current girlfriend's brother.
S04 E23Mar 30, 1976
Journey to Oblivion Mar 30, 1976 A gambler kills his creditor and is witnessed by Jill Danko whom he and his accomplice must now do away with. Another episode dedicated to nurse Jill Danko. In this episode Jill bears a big resemblance to her later character Sabrina Duncan.