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(1987–1992)

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Season 5

18 Sep. 1991
Where or When: Part 1
An ex-cop turned P.I. says he came across a man who was stabbed. But the man he says was stabbed is identified as a wealthy businessman McCabe knows who turns out to be alive. McCabe thinks he was inebriated but Jake who knows his reputation tries to help him. They think it might have to do with one of the man's businesses weapons. So Jake goes undercover as a weapons dealer.
 
25 Sep. 1991
Where or When: Part 2
Jake encounters deadly thieves when he goes undercover as an illegal arms dealer to help a private eye (Robert Forster) solve a murder in the conclusion of this two-part episode.
 
30 Oct. 1991
Street of Dreams
A young graffiti artist who witnessed a murder paints himself into a corner when the killers identify him.
 
6 Nov. 1991
I'll Never Be the Same
Jake accidentally shoots a young boy in the dead of night while pursuing a suspect he had seen firing into a house. As they begin to investigate, the pieces of the puzzle don't quite fit together, and Jake ends up caught in the crossfire.
 
13 Nov. 1991
I Could Write a Book
A writer whom McCabe knows is found dead. It looks like a suicide but McCabe isn't sure. He knows the man hasn't been able to publish anything for fifteen years. But he learns from the man's agent that he was writing something, a romance. The writer's secretary has a copy of the book and gives it to McCabe and upon reading it learns that his friend uncovered a case of fraud and corruption. He thinks he knows who the persons the writer was writing about so he sends Jake to find out.
 
20 Nov. 1991
Two Different Worlds
A young lawyer acquaintance of McCabe's asks for Jake's help in investigating a murder her sister claimed to have witnessed. Things turn out to be a little more complicated than expected.
 
11 Dec. 1991
Every Time We Say Goodbye
When a model and known drug user shows up dead, everyone assumes her death was on overdose. But when it turns out Neely Capshaw was an old friend of the woman, McCabe sends her undercover to investigate.
 
18 Dec. 1991
Come Along with Me
When a body turns up missing a liver, Jake and the DA's office investigate. The case becomes a higher priority as more bodies start stacking up, all missing the liver.
 
1 Jan. 1992
Last Dance
While in the midst of a murder trial, a man comes forward claiming to be the actual murderer. McCabe is incredulous about his claim but decides to look into it. And despite more evidence turning up against him, McCabe is doubtful that he did it.
 
8 Jan. 1992
Come Closer to Me
Some pickpockets snatch the wallet of a hit man which contained who his next target is. When one of them wants to tell the police, the leader nixes it. When the guy is killed, McCabe sends Jake to join their team to find out what they know.
 
15 Jan. 1992
Since I Fell for You
An old flame of Derek's, presumed to be dead, turns up in LA looking for his help. With the mob hot on her trail, Jake has to help Derek out of the mess he's found himself in.
 
22 Jan. 1992
Just You, Just Me
A local boxing legend is killed in a drive by shooting. Jake finds himself enamored of a local shopkeeper being threatened by the local gang, and chooses to protect her.
 
29 Jan. 1992
Stormy Weather: Part 1
After a man is murdered in an apparent copycat killing, Jake and McCabe must consider the possibility that McCabe put the wrong man behind bars the first time around.
 
5 Feb. 1992
Stormy Weather: Part 2
After a second copycat killing, the DA's office is forced to return to trial on that original case. Meanwhile, Jake continues to investigate, hoping to find the truth behind these killings.
 
26 Feb. 1992
You'll Never Know
A local councilman is implicated for the murder of his blackmailer. As an old friend of the accused, Jake is determined the whole thing is a setup. The question is, who is the real killer, and why?
 
11 Mar. 1992
There'll Be Some Changes Made
A rock singer is considering making a comeback after spending time in rehab to overcome her alcohol and drug addictions. However a stalker is out to kill her.
 
18 Mar. 1992
Pennies from Heaven
Someone is giving the proceeds of a bank robbery to the poor and to those who did good deeds.
 
25 Mar. 1992
I Can't Believe I'm Losing You
Someone is out to ruin Jake's life, but with the number of people he's put away, there are a lot of suspects. Can he find out who it is before they can follow through?
 
1 Apr. 1992
All Through the Night
A man put in prison by Detective Capshaw shows up, having been released from prison, and he's out for revenge.
 
8 Apr. 1992
Ain't Misbehavin'
Ethel Mae Haven is a feisty bail bonds woman, who personally tracks down anyone who skips on her. A guy whom she bailed out who was charged with murder and is being prosecuted by McCabe, goes on the run. She finds him and he claims to be innocent. For some reason she believes him and sets out to prove it.
 
22 Apr. 1992
Nightmare
After another woman is murdered in gruesome fashion, Jake and McCabe are put under heavy pressure by the city to close the case quickly. Partnered with the Golden Boy of the LA police department, the two must track down the killer.
 
6 May 1992
Mickey Daytona
Jake's friend and fellow police detective, Michael DaSilva, moves back to LA, but when a woman he met on his first night in town turns up dead the next day, Jake must help him find her killer.
 

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