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"Return of a Cop"
AIRDATE: 10.02.85


WHAT SAID:  

Hooker's dad (John McLiam), a retired cop, arrives unexpectedly and shows more than a passing interest in Hooker's current case.

SYNOPSIS:  

John Hooker, T.J.'s father, a retired police officer turns up unexpectedly and volunteers to help track down a gang of supermarket robbers. By bribing a heroin addict, he gets the name of robbery suspect Ed Jokish, who left a partial set of fingerprints at the last robbery site. When John and Hooker go to Jokish's home to question him, Hooker witnesses a confrontation between his father and Jokish which results in Jokish's death. Hooker calls off their partnership, however John, determined to find the additional suspect in the robberies, sweet-talks the police computer operator into giving him the whereabouts of this man. Before Hooker can stop him, John goes to the man's house and threatens his wife. Hooker, arriving moments after him, learns that John has gone after the suspect who is about to commit another robbery. When Hooker gets to the scene, he arrives just in time to see his father shot down by a fatal bullet. Holding his dying father, John confesses to Hooker that he is dying from a serious illness, admitting he wanted to die as a hero. Hooker comes to understand his father's reasoning and at the same time, realizes just how much he loved him.


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GUEST STARS:

Don Bexley
"Freddie"

Gary Davis
"Suspect #1"

Steve M. Davison
"Dolce"

Tim A. Davison
"Sanders"

Hugh Farrington
"Det. Pete O'Brien"

James Haley
"Manager"

Steve Holladay
"Suspect #2"

Renée Jones
"Mary"

Patti R. Lee
"Tina"

John McLiam
"John P. Hooker"

Robert Miano
"Alex Lucas"

Debby Porter
"Accountant"

Mills Watson
"Ed Jokish"


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