Midnight Caller

The WORST episodes of Midnight Caller

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Follows Jack Killian, a San Francisco cop who accidentally killed his partner. After leaving the police force, he ended up the host of a late-night radio talk show--with a penchant for getting involved with the problems of his listeners.

Last Updated: 5/27/2022Network: NBC
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Mercy Me
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#1 - Mercy Me

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/24/1989

In an effort to help his friend whose son is being kept alive by life support, Jack showcases the issue of euthanasia on his show.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
Watching Me, Watching You
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#2 - Watching Me, Watching You

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/31/1989

Devon is stalked by a man who targets her during a traffic jam. She and Jack are forced into a situation that causes them to contemplate moving their relationship from platonic to something more.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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Someone to Love
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#3 - Someone to Love

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/1989

Jack receives a call from a hospice. Tina Cassidy's battle with AIDS is near the end. As Jack goes to her, he reflects on their time together.

Directors: Robert Singer
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End of Innocence
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#4 - End of Innocence

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/28/1989

A woman chooses imprisonment versus revealing the location of her daughter to her ex-husband. The young child is supposedly a victim of sexual abuse while her legal eagle parents sort through their own personality flaws. Jack becomes a link in the chain of lies and law-bending for the sake of the child.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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Blood Red
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#5 - Blood Red

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/5/1989

Deacon's girlfriend, Susan, seeks Jack's assistance in dealing with her gambling debts. As Jack investigates outside of the official channels, he uncovers an art forgery ring that has Susan in the middle of it.

Directors: James Quinn
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Do You Believe in Miracles?
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#6 - Do You Believe in Miracles?

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/19/1989

A blessed statue of the baby Jesus is stolen from St. Michael's Cathedral. Jack uses his show to find out clues to its whereabouts and to prevent the mob family who donated the statue from exacting their own form of penance on the perpetrator.

Directors: Robert Singer
Planes
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#7 - Planes

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/30/1990

An abandoned young boy seeks refuge within a modern day band of street thieves with similarities to the Charles Dickens classic, Oliver Twist.

Directors: Randy Zisk
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Kid Salinas
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#8 - Kid Salinas

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/6/1990

The exploitation of illegal immigrants in the work force and the sporting world is the premise for this episode. Jack introduces Devon to the world of boxing. Unfortunately, this leads to the more unpleasant side of things...

Directors: James Quinn
A Snitch in Time (2)
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#9 - A Snitch in Time (2)

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/27/1990

Things are looking tense for Jack, when he and Deacon sit down to figure out the tangled web of lies and deceit to which he has fallen victim.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
Wrong Side of the Wall
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#10 - Wrong Side of the Wall

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/27/1990

A long time prisoner of the correctional system is paroled, and he finds the real world too difficult to manage. Jack tries to dissuade him from breaking his parole just to get back into the system he knows so well.

Directors: Matt Clark
Three for the Money
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#11 - Three for the Money

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/3/1990

We don't see much of Jack in the episode, as his brother and his father hook up for the first time in years to help a damsel in distress retrieve a valuable artifact. (This was the premise for a spinoff show that didn't make it off the ground.)

Directors: Robert Singer
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Protection
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#12 - Protection

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/1/1990

One of Jack's informants from his police force days seeks his assistance when his witness protection status is jeopardized. Jack is drawn into a government conspiracy that reaches to high office and global proportion.

Directors: James A. Contner
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The Class of 1980
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#13 - The Class of 1980

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/1990

A very pregnant Devon hosts a fundraiser with Jack as the object of the bachelor auction. Her college classmates attend; however, one by one, they fall victim to a murderer. Jack, Zymak and Deacon all work the angles of this case, with the evidence pointing firmly at Jack's new girlfriend.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
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The Language Barrier
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#14 - The Language Barrier

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/5/1990

Our man Billy Po is featured in this episode of racial tensions that are spawned in Little Italy. Billy is attacked after a date with his girlfriend, which leads Jack into an investigation of the death of a young Chinese immigrant.

Directors: James A. Contner
Old Friends
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#15 - Old Friends

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/1990

The sudden death of Jack's surrogate father leads Jack and Deacon to investigate the policies of the nursing home in which he was residing. It turns out that once people move in, their stay is usually quite short.

Directors: Robert Singer
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Ain't Too Proud to Beg (1)
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#16 - Ain't Too Proud to Beg (1)

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/19/1990

Jack is offered a new job, which he considers as Devon prepares to sell KJCM and move to Tahiti with the father of her child. We are introduced to Nikki Malloy in this episode and the prospective new owners of KJCM. Jack and Devon deal with their imminent separation by arguing with each other every chance they can get.

Directors: James Quinn
Sale Away (2)
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#17 - Sale Away (2)

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/26/1990

Devon struggles with the sale of KJCM, wanting to ensure that her employees are well taken care of. She and Jack continue to lock horns, until push comes to shove in the delivery room! Jack has to decide whether to stay on at KJCM or move on to greener pastures.

Directors: Rob Bowman
Life Without Possibility (2)
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#18 - Life Without Possibility (2)

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/1990

The convicts demand Jack broadcast their side of the story via KJCM, Deacon gets an interview with the prisoner on the outside, and Jack meets up with the prisoner with a bone to pick.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
Ryder on the Storm
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#19 - Ryder on the Storm

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/1990

Jack tries to help out his radio hero from his youth by trying to convince Nikki to give him a job. Jack seems blind to the man's obvious faults and self-destructive actions.

Directors: Fred Gerber
With Malice Towards One
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#20 - With Malice Towards One

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/14/1990

Jack tells Nikki about a situation he and Devon were trapped in a year ago, in which a vengeful ex-con and his gang kidnapped Devon in order to lure Jack to a payback situation.

Directors: James Quinn
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That's Amore
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#21 - That's Amore

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/4/1991

Jack's associate in the underworld seeks his assistance in locating his restaurant's kidnapped chef. The story turns out to be of a personal nature between the kidnapper and his hostage.

Directors: James A. Contner
Her Dirty Little Secret
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#22 - Her Dirty Little Secret

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/25/1991

Jack recognizes a woman who has been missing for years and in his pursuit of her he uncovers that she intentionally disappeared to avoid beatings from cop husband.

Directors: Betty Thomas
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Play Blotto... and Die
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#23 - Play Blotto... and Die

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/8/1991

A former snitch seeks Jack's help in collecting his lotto winnings. He's in the witness protection program, and he's not a very popular citizen in San Francisco! When Jack isn't successful, the would-be millionaire approaches various familiar faces to attempt to retrieve the prize.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
Can't Say N-N-No
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#24 - Can't Say N-N-No

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/15/1991

Jack and Nikki's tenuous friendship is tested when he questions her involvement with an ex-boyfriend, who has a substance abuse problem.

Directors: Randy Zisk
Blood Ties
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#25 - Blood Ties

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/1/1991

Jack struggles with his opinion of deadbeat dads and with giving his ""Little Brother"" a positive start with his father who is making an effort to reform himself.

Directors: Win Phelps