T.J. Hooker

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William Shatner stars as Sgt. T.J. Hooker, a former detective who demotes himself to street patrol, where he feels he can do the most good. Paired up with rookie cop Vince Romano (Adrian Zmed), Hooker is a formidable force of justice, intent on putting the bad guys behind bars.

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Episode Guide

Season 1
  • Season 1
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5

Ep 1: The Protectors (Pilot)

T. J. Hooker, a veteran cop hardened by divorce and the shooting death of his partner, trains recruits as they take on their first assignments. Aired: 3/13/1982

Ep 2: The Streets

Hooker has to escort an overeager newswoman while hunting for a mugger who leaves a Bible at the scene of his crimes. Aired: 3/20/1982

Ep 3: God Bless the Child

Hooker questions whether a teenager's fatal fall from a building was suicide. Aired: 3/27/1982

Ep 4: Hooker's War

Hooker and Romano stumble onto a van filled with illegal firearms. Aired: 4/3/1982

Ep 5: The Witness

Hooker tries to persuade a frightened woman to testify against a psychotic murderer. Aired: 4/10/1982

Ep 6: Second Chance

Hooker links a recent homicide to an unsolved case he investigated eight years earlier. Meanwhile, a new police desk clerk has caught Romano's attention, but he is unaware that she is the captain's daughter. Aired: 9/25/1982

Ep 7: King of the Hill

Hooker tries to clear a friend arrested for a series of robberies linked to an auto shop. Romano takes part in a departmental go-cart race. Aired: 10/2/1982

Ep 8: The Empty Gun

Fellow officers criticize Romano for not shooting a juvenile who killed an officer. Aired: 10/16/1982

Ep 9: Blind Justice

Hooker tries to protect a frightened robbery witness from the culprits who don't know she's blind. Aired: 10/23/1982

Ep 10: Big Foot

Hooker and Romano pursue a rapist who's left just one clue: a size 13 footprint. Aired: 10/30/1982

Ep 11: Terror at the Academy

A vengeful sniper who has been shooting at police cars is planning to attack the police academy. Aired: 11/6/1982

Ep 12: The Survival Syndrome

News footage and eyewitness accounts point to the same conclusion: Hooker shot and killed an unarmed youth on a crowded street. Aired: 11/13/1982

Ep 13: Deadly Ambition

An ambitious detective is out to nail Hooker's friend on a charge of aiding jewel thieves while working as a diamond-exchange guard. Aired: 11/20/1982

Ep 14: A Cry for Help

Hooker helps a hearing-impaired teenager who's been left to take a murder rap by his fellow gang members. Aired: 11/27/1982

Ep 15: Theives Highway

Hooker tries to avert a war between independent truckers and a produce wholesaler who's been sabotaging their trucks. Aired: 12/4/1982

Ep 16: The Connection

Hooker searches for a dealer supplying PCP to high-school students. Aired: 12/18/1982

Ep 17: The Fast Lane

Concern for a teenager in trouble leads Romano and Hooker to a gang of thieves selling stolen liquor to high-school students. Aired: 1/8/1983

Ep 18: Too Late for Love

Romano unwittingly supplies information to fur thieves when he falls for a pretty model who's working for the gang. Aired: 1/15/1983

Ep 19: The Decoy

Stacy acts as a decoy to flush out a psychotic who has killed five women including a cop. Aired: 1/22/1983

Ep 20: The Mumbler

Thieves blow up an armored car and take flight leaving only one clue: a homing pigeon's metal leg band. Aired: 1/29/1983

Ep 21: Vengence Is Mine

A close friend of Hooker's takes matters into his own hands when his daughter is a victim of sexual assault. Aired: 2/5/1983

Ep 22: Sweet 16 and Dead

Hooker's concern for a teenage prostitute leads him to a pimp who's bribing city officials. Aired: 2/12/1983

Ep 23: Raw Deal

Hooker and Romano set up a trap for a family man with a secret drug connection. Aired: 2/19/1983

Ep 24: Requiem for a Cop

A private investigator's murder puts Hooker on the trail of an arsonist who's torching condemned buildings. Aired: 2/26/1983

Ep 25: The Hostages

Fran Hooker and Stacy are taken hostage in a hospital by robbers who are trying to break out their critically wounded cohort. Aired: 3/5/1983

Ep 26: Payday Pirates

Hooker's wife is knocked out during a factory-district robbery. Meanwhile, Hooker assigns Stacy to field conditioning, teaming her with a no-nonsense training officer. Aired: 4/30/1983

Ep 27: Lady in Blue

A rookie cop is wounded by fleeing gun thieves, and Hooker blames himself for teaching her the aggressive style of pursuit that led to the shooting. Aired: 5/7/1983

Ep 28: The Return

Hooker pursues bank robbers who use the same tactics as the gang that wounded him and killed his partner five years earlier. Aired: 10/1/1983

Ep 29: Carnal Express

Stacy goes undercover as an exotic dancer to crack a white-slavery ring. Aired: 10/8/1983

Ep 30: Chinatown

Chinatown is the scene of a thriving black market in guns and a place where more than memory links Hooker to the past. Aired: 10/15/1983

Ep 31: Chearleader Murders

The murder of a high-school cheerleader leads Hooker to an illegal abortion clinic and a pornographic film ring. Aired: 10/22/1983

Ep 32: The Shadow of Truth

Two separate murders occur near a muckraking reporter, and Hooker suspects that she was the target. Aired: 10/29/1983

Ep 33: Walk a Straight Line

Hooker must decide whether to report a veteran cop's alcoholism after his on-the-job drinking leads to the shooting of the cop's partner. Aired: 11/5/1983

Ep 34: A Child Is Missing

Hooker trolls for a diamond thief who also kidnapped his own son as an act of revenge against the boy's mother. Aired: 11/12/1983

Ep 35: The Trial

Romano feels betrayed when Hooker defends an officer charged with cowardice in an incident that left Romano wounded. Aired: 11/19/1983

Ep 36: A Matter of Passion

A murder investigation leads Hooker to a drug-money laundering ring. Aired: 11/26/1983

Ep 37: Blue Murder

Hooker pursues the killers of criminals freed on technicalities — the suspects all being fellow officers. Aired: 12/3/1983

Ep 38: Undercover Affair

Hooker is suspended when his pursuit of heroin pushers interferes with a Federal investigation targeting the ring's supplier. Aired: 12/10/1983

Ep 39: Slay Ride

Despite being undercover as Santa Claus, Hooker finds it hard to get into the Yuletide cheer with Fran and his children away. Meanwhile, Stacy becomes emotionally attached to a sick baby abandoned by a couple involved in armed robberies. Aired: 12/17/1983

Ep 40: The Lipstick Killer

The pattern Hooker detects in the murders of several nurses suggests he has less than 48 hours to prevent the killer from striking again. Aired: 1/7/1984

Ep 41: The Snow Game

Hooker and Corrigan go undercover as drug dealers to nail the kingpins of a cocaine ring. Aired: 1/14/1984

Ep 42: Exercise in Murder

The pursuit of a gang of diamond thieves leads to a broken romance for Corrigan and tragedy for Hooker after he accidentally shoots a nine-year-old boy. Aired: 1/28/1984

Ep 43: Hooker's Run

Hooker must keep an informant safe from her boyfriend, who is accused of murder. Aired: 2/4/1984

Ep 44: Hot Property

Stacy's future, which includes prospects of marriage, looks bright until she's implicated in the disappearance of drugs. Aired: 2/25/1984

Ep 45: Death on the Line

Although the man implicated in a series of rapes and robberies is dead, Hooker isn't convinced the case is closed. Aired: 3/3/1984

Ep 46: Death Strip

Romano poses as a stripper in a club where the owner and a dancer are suspects in a drug ring. Aired: 3/10/1984

Ep 47: Psychic Terror

After a girl is kidnapped, a skeptical Hooker is assigned to work with a psychic, who's been having a recurring dream of Hooker's death. Aired: 3/24/1984

Ep 48: Gang War

With two barrio gangs threatening to launch a war, Hooker pursues the real cause of unrest — an illegal-arms dealer who would profit handsomely. Aired: 5/5/1984

Ep 49: Deadlock

After interrupting a weapons heist, Romano is wounded, and Hooker is trapped in an elevator in a guns-drawn test of wills with one of the thieves. Aired: 5/12/1984

Ep 50: Night Vigil

Hooker puts his career on the line combing the city for a burly robber who shot Stacy and left her with a bullet lodged close to her heart. Aired: 10/13/1984

Ep 51: Two Faces of Betsy Morgan

A teenaged prostitute is targeted by a pair of psychotic killers who know she can identify them in the murder of another girl. Aired: 10/20/1984

Ep 52: Hot Pursuit

Hooker and the department draw the ire of a city councilman over a high-speed pursuit after a bank hold-up hostage loses her unborn child during a chase. Aired: 10/27/1984

Ep 53: Hardcore Connection

Hooker leans on a reluctant ex-prostitute whose ex-roommate could clear the name of a dead vice cop accused of taking a bribe. Aired: 11/3/1984

Ep 54: Anatomy of a Killing

Hooker volunteers to help a colleague solve a drug-related murder and finds that the cop's daughter is their only hope for convicting the killers. Aired: 11/10/1984

Ep 55: Target: Hooker

Romano is temporarily blinded and his girlfriend is killed during two attempts on Hooker's life. Aired: 11/17/1984

Ep 56: A Kind of Rage

A blow to the head precipitates episodes of explosive behavior in Corrigan. Meanwhile, Hooker tries to stop a strangler of skid-row denizens. Aired: 12/1/1984

Ep 57: The Confession

Hooker pursues the man who raped a female priest, but he's stymied by the victim, who won't testify after hearing her attacker's confession. Aired: 12/15/1984

Ep 58: Grand Theft Auto

Romano's new sports car is stolen, but the girl who witnessed the crime and the subsequent murder of her uncle won't talk to the police. Aired: 12/29/1984

Ep 59: Street Bait

Stacy poses as bait for a killer of young blonde women and turns up a strong case against a vice cop moonlighting as a security officer. Aired: 1/5/1985

Ep 60: The Surrogate

Hooker tries to persuade a radio sex therapist to help him search for the killer of four unfaithful wives who were callers to her program. Aired: 1/12/1985

Ep 61: Trackdown

A colleague from Hooker's detective days needs help tracking down a serial killer who's taken hostages. Aired: 1/26/1985

Ep 62: Outcall

Stacy poses as a masseuse to find out who's trying to take over massage parlors. Aired: 2/2/1985

Ep 63: The Bribe

Charged with bribery and corruption, Hooker heads to Las Vegas to meet with the prostitute accused of paying him off. Aired: 2/9/1985

Ep 64: Love Story

Hooker's fierce pursuit of the gang behind a series of rapes and robberies may be motivated more by revenge than duty. Aired: 2/16/1985

Ep 65: Hollywood Starr

Hooker teams with a Hollywood detective in search of a jewel thief wanted for murder. Aired: 2/23/1985

Ep 66: Sanctuary

Stacy and a seriously wounded Corrigan are taken hostage by a murderous trio who take refuge in a church. Aired: 3/2/1985

Ep 67: Homecoming

Hooker's vacation with his children is interrupted by a race-track robbery that leaves an officer dead. Aired: 3/9/1985

Ep 68: Serial Murders

An officer's drug problem endangers Hooker as they pursue suspects in a string of cross-country serial murders. Aired: 3/16/1985

Ep 69: Lag Time

Stacy loses her confidence after a procedural lapse with a robbery suspect nearly costs her her life. Aired: 3/23/1985

Ep 70: Throwaway

Corrigan is accused of planting a gun on a suspect he shot while investigating a series of box-office heists. Aired: 4/6/1985

Ep 71: The Chicago Connection

Hooker goes undercover to nail a drug dealer. Aired: 5/4/1985

Ep 72: The Ransom

Hooker's daughter is held for ransom until his family is taken out of witness protection. Aired: 9/25/1985

Ep 73: The Return of a Cop

Hooker's dad, a retired cop, arrives unexpectedly and shows more than a passing interest in Hooker's current case. Aired: 10/2/1985

Ep 74: To Kill a Cop

After an off-duty officer is shot dead in a grocery store, Hooker promises the family he'll find the culprit. Aired: 10/9/1985

Ep 75: Death Is a Four Letter Word

The investigation of a pornographic actress' murder is hampered by her uncle, a cop obsessed with nailing the killers himself. Aired: 11/6/1985

Ep 76: The Assassin

A man Hooker served with in Vietnam is out to assassinate a Russian trade delegate. Aired: 11/13/1985

Ep 77: Rip-Off

Hooker clashes with a Fed out to bust the drug dealer who killed one of Hooker's cops in a bungled sting operation. Aired: 11/20/1985

Ep 78: Funny Money

When a stake-out turns for the worse, Corrigan questions his choice of career. Aired: 11/27/1985

Ep 79: The Night Ripper

Hooker's under pressure to solve a grisly series of sex murders. Aired: 1/29/1986

Ep 80: The Obsession

Armed robbers take Stacy hostage, and one of the suspects has personal ties to the mayor. Aired: 2/5/1986

Ep 81: Taps of Officer Remy

Hooker probes the murder of an officer who was once his lover. Aired: 2/12/1986

Ep 82: Nightmare

Stacy loses her memory following a car accident and is taken in by a motorist who says he's a doctor. Aired: 2/19/1986

Ep 83: Shootout

Stacy's job performance is hampered by the fear that she'll be the next victim of a murderous gang of bank robbers. Aired: 2/26/1986

Ep 84: Murder by Law

Hooker searches for a murderer whose victims all were female lawyers who attended the same law school. Aired: 4/30/1986

Ep 85: Partners in Death

Corrigan and Stacy's preoccupation with each other leads to an incident that leaves Hooker wounded. Aired: 5/7/1986

Ep 86: Death Trip

Hooker protects a retired mobster-turned-informant. Aired: 5/14/1986

Ep 89: Into the Night

While off duty, Hooker is forced to shoot a hitman before he can find out who the man was hired to kill. Aired: 5/21/1986

Ep 88: Blood Sport: Part 2

Hooker, Corrigan and Sheridan travel to Hawaii on special assignment to protect the life of a U.S. Senator and his family who are threatened by terrorists. Aired: 5/21/1986

Ep 87: Blood Sport: Part 1

Hooker, Corrigan and Sheridan travel to Hawaii on special assignment to protect the life of a U.S. Senator and his family who are threatened by terrorists. Aired: 5/21/1986

Ep 90: Deadly Force

Hooker's pursuit of a murderous jewelry-store robber is impeded by a TV-news reporter. Aired: 5/28/1986