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"Lag Time"
AIRDATE: 03.23.85
TELEPLAY: William Keys & Rick Kelbaugh
STORY BY: William Keys

DIRECTOR: Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.

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WHAT SAID:  

Stacy loses her confidence after a procedural lapse with a robbery suspect nearly costs her her life.

SYNOPSIS:  

During a robbery at a "fast cash" outlet, the security guard on duty is killed and Stacy is disarmed and almost killed by the suspect. Officer Shaeffer wants Stacy taken off the street and put behind a desk. During the investigation, Hooker learns a convict, Jack Lewis, had been teaching the disarmament procedure and has paroled. Hooker also learns that only one man, Tommy Ellison, specializes in custom sawed-off shotguns like the one used to kill the security guard. Hooker arrives at Ellison's just as he is gunned down by one of Lewis' men. El;lison, however, identifies Lewis before he dies. When Romano and Hooker visit Lewis' home they find his girlfriend, Cynthia Randolph, who claims that Lewis was with her the whole day. When she confronts Lewis with this later, he admits his guilt and bullies her into helping with the next heist. Meanwhile, Corrigan has learned that another woman, Janie, visited Lewis while he was in jail, and that coincidentally she is the operations officer for Commonwealth Thrift Bank which handles the "fast cash" account. As they are en route to Janie's branch, they receive word that the silent alarm has been activated at the bank. Upon arrival, they see Cynthia sitting behind the wheel of the getaway car. She readily reveals the location of another getaway car and Hooker and Stacy join forces to get Lewis. When Hooker is shot by Lewis, it takes all of Stacy's professionalism to get them out of danger.

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GUEST STARS:

Marjoe Gortner
"Jack Lewis"

Lauren Tewes
"Cynthia Randolph"

Kenneth Gray
"Shaeffer"

Ebbe Roe Smith
"Ellison"

Paul Tuerpe
"Caswell"

BEST MOMENTS

- Romano uncharacteristically throwing around 10-cent words during his law class

- Hooker's confrontation with the detective at Sherry's Bar

- The chalkboard at Stacy's inquest

- Stacy meditating in the gymnasium; Hooker fulfilling his role as Stacy's sensei

- Marjoe Gortner once again brandishing a sawed-off shotgun in broad daylight (see also "Slay Ride")

BEST LINES

"(Romano's question during class)"

"(Romano's kiss-off to Lauren Tewes)"

"This is a really stupid way to die."

- Stacy at the inquest

"They're just broads"

- Marjoe

"You were talking action, not surrender."

"I was talking survival."

- Stacy and Hooker


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