An elderly businessman, concerned about the welfare of his grandchild, informs Friday and Gannon that his daughter and son-in-law are using marijuana regularly. The young couple make no apologies for their lifestyle, which inevitably leads to disaster.Watch Now:Amazon
The teenage son of a friend of Fran's appears to commit suicide, however the evidence seems to point in a number of different directions. Did he kill himself, or was it a murder made to look like suicide? Or, alternatively, was a suicide made to look like it could have been murder? The Chief has to unravel the story, but he has little real evidence to help him along.Watch Now:Amazon
Joe stops at an all night launderette to buy cigarettes and interrupts a burglar working the coin changer. When he shouts "Freeze," the criminal comes up shooting. Joe returns fire, hitting the man, who flees with the help of his girlfriend. He's later found dead. When SID tries to find the bullet fired at Joe, they come up empty and Joe faces a shooting board with no proof the man ever fired at him. A great surprise ending.Watch Now:Amazon
A labor dispute in his home town ends in murder.
Malloy and Reed patrol an area of Los Angeles inhabited by a large retirement population. Calls include a purse snatching during which the suspect eluded capture, but was later found during routine patrol, a retired policeman turned security guard named George who wants to talk shop, an elderly man with multiple warrants for auto theft trying to break into a car in a church parking lot, a dispute between and elderly woman and man over her eviction and his offer to take her in, then arrest the woman when she begins smashing a car with a baseball bat, handle another dispute over $5, prevent a baby stroller from rolling into a lake, and a robbery during which George assisted in the capture of the suspects, then laments to the officers about being lonely due to all of his friends passing on.
Friday and Gannon use newspapers, radio and TV to publicize their clues to the identity of the hit and run driver.
Following his recovery from being shot, Malloy returns to patrol only to find out that Reed - who earned the Medal of Valor for saving Malloy's life - may indeed take the investigator's exam, at the urging of his wife. If Reed passes, he leave the patrol division, and Malloy for a desk job.
When Malloy fails to show up for an off-duty appointment, Reed retraces his partner's steps and finds out he has been kidnapped by a revolutionary group demanding the release of one of their friends.
Friday and Gannon are convinced that "Brother" William Bentley's Temple of the Expanded Mind is just a sham - a front for Bentley to sell LSD to the students of a nearby elementary school.