Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
2 Oct. 1986Suitcase
Goldblume investigates a suspected case of aspirin tampering, while Belker works undercover looking into a scam.
9 Oct. 1986A Case of Klapp
Hunter shoots a boy caught robbing a convenience store, while Belker struggles to protect senior citizens from a violent mugger.
16 Oct. 1986The Best Defense
After the public defenders walk out, the blues have to use discretion in making borderline arrests as the station overflows with suspects.
30 Oct. 1986Bald Ambition
Furillo is asked to help a proud Calletano head off a mutiny when his precinct officers are on the verge of a racial war among themselves.
6 Nov. 1986I Come on My Knees
It's the odd couple revisited when Buntz lets 'Sid the Snitch' bunk in his apartment to hide from a vengeful ex-con.
13 Nov. 1986Say Uncle
Renko worries all day when a gypsy places a curse on him, while Larue is giddy about the glory he will get when a suspect he arrests admits to more than a dozen murders.
27 Nov. 1986Amazing Grace
Ambitious city councilman Wade hassles Captain Furillo about runaway crime. The formerly promiscuous Grace Gardner has become a nun, and she wants to help make the Blues feel better. Buntz deals undercover with some dangerous shylocks, and a delay in getting payment to them has dire consequences.
2 Dec. 1986Falling from Grace
Councilman Wade tries to clear his name by digging up details from Washingon's personal life. Sister Chastity, formerly known as Grace Gardner, finds herself tempted by the flesh. Goldblume is given an offer to write his memoirs. Belker is under cover at a car chop shop. Renko and Hill have to deal with a loud mouth shirt salesman.
9 Dec. 1986Fathers and Guns
Furillo faces a moral and emotional dilemma when his father is shot, while Belker has nightmares about nuclear destruction.
23 Dec. 1986More Skinned Against Than Skinning
Racial tensions rise when a white undercover officer shoots his black partner, and a temporarily blind Buntz goes undercover with Belker as a beggar.
6 Jan. 1987She's So Fein
Joyce Davenport is taken hostage by a desperate suspect who holes up in a market with her and a wounded victim. Belker wrecks a car belonging to LaRue's brother-in-law.
13 Jan. 1987A Wasted Weekend
Jablonski, Hill and Renko go on a disastrous hunting trip on their day off. Goldblume was supposed to join them, but runs into obstacles of an ever increasing nature on his own.
20 Jan. 1987City of Refuse
Renko and Hill are on garbage duty because of a strike and run into trouble with a drug kingpin. Hunter is called back to EAT duty, only to face his former right hand man Ballantine.
3 Feb. 1987Der Roachenkavalier
Goldblume takes the blame when a drug addict who was released the day before runs down several people with a car. Buntz attempts to save the Furillo's marriage after overhearing a rumor that Joyce may be unfaithful. LaRue is obsessed with winning a 'Catch the Biggest Cockroach' competition. Belker chases a purse-snatching dog.
10 Feb. 1987Norman Conquest
Furillo and Goldblume are grading officers in line for a promotion, leaving Norman Buntz in charge of the Hill. The precinct needs $130,000 to reinstate overtime pay, so Buntz encourages everybody to busts as much illegal drugs as they can to make up the numbers. Belker meets a younger version of himself in a street hustler nicknamed 'Fetch' while Renko is reunited with his stolen motorcycle.
3 Mar. 1987Sorry Wrong Number
The new voice activated vending machine will do anything for Officer Tina Russo. Goldblume and Buntz wire a former gang member called Alfred Williams to find out who slaughtered a family in their sleep. Flaherty and Bates deal with a rich lady and her Latin lover. Renko has another one of those days in which he just can't keep his clothes clean.
10 Mar. 1987The Cookie Crumbles
LaRue takes an unhealthy interest in a group of young cheerleaders. Calletano stand up against Chief Fletcher for the Latin American Coalition when an innocent Spanish-speaking man is shot. Bates discovers Russo and Flaherty are having an affair. Golblume has to hunt down Alfred Williams. Renko is afraid his wife may be coerced into having an affair by her new male co-worker.
17 Mar. 1987Dogsbreath Afternoon
Belker has been shot and is in critical condition. His colleagues go into overdrive trying to find the shooter. Renko has cheated on Daryl Ann and is forced to choose between confessing or being blackmailed. Russo and Flaherty investigate reports of an escaped lion in a warehouse. Hunter is called before the review board concerning his reinstatement to lieutenant a week earlier than planned.
31 Mar. 1987Days of Swine and Roses
The cops have their hands full with people competing in a radio station's Most Outrageous Act' competition. Washington gets emotionally involved with the mother and sister of a mentally disturbed young man. Lt. Hunter returns to EAT duty. Renko and Hill are picked out to test a new computerized patrol car.
7 Apr. 1987The Runner Falls on His Kisser
The Hill becomes a hot spot for the media when Russo arrests a football star for soliciting. LaRue persuades Buntz to enter the annual shooting competition at the Police Academy. Frank's brother Joe asks him for a loan. Belker is back in undercover action at LaSculi's Bakery. Lt. Hunter is missing in action.
5 May 1987A Pound of Flesh
Hunter is found, having survived 11 days in a collapsed basement. Jesus Martinez almost starts a gang war claiming his little sister was kidnapped the day before her wedding. Buntz is suspected of keeping and selling a kilo of cocaine for himself from the plane crash suitcase. LaRue is nearly shot in the face and afterwards, briefly thinks he's invincible. Goldblume's first short story is published and everybody in the precinct except Belker recognizes himself in one of the characters.
12 May 1987It Ain't Over Till It's Over
When a fire breaks out at the Hill Station in the early morning, I.A.D. Jim Shipman blames the already suspended Lt. Buntz. Belker is forced to finally take a look at his mother's paperwork. LaRue attempts to one-up a TV reporter broadcasting live as he opens a gangsters cellar.
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