T.J. Hooker 2.19 Requiem for a Cop (1983, Police Drama) – 6/10 TV review

Cast / crew
William Shatner: T.J. Hooker
Adrian Zmed: Officer Vince Romano
Heather Locklear: Officer Stacy Sheridan
Richard Herd: Captain Sheridan
Don Gordon: Frank D’Costa
Dey Young: Linda Silver
Supervising Producer: Rick Husky
Producer: Jeffrey Hayes
Writer (Series’ Creator): Rick Husky
Writer: Gerald Sanford
Director: Don Chaffey

T.J. Hooker 2.19 Requiem for a Cop (1983)

When a derelict building is targeted by an arsonist it doesn’t appear to be much more than mindless vandalism. But the presence of squatters and the subsequent murder of the private investigator looking into the arson (known to Hooker, of course, he was his first police partner!), indicates something more is behind them.

6/10

Yet another one of Hooker’s friends and ex-partners gets into hot water, then gets killed, while Shatner delivers a splendid "He was a COP" speech and "We have enough litter on the beach without scumballs like you" line. Hurrah! Also look out for an early appearance by future NYPD Blue / CSI Miami star David Caruso as a bomber. In the ‘Hooker’s-amazing-at-everything’ category, he also reveals an uncanny betting ability beating another of Romano’s wacky gadgets at predicting a horse race.

This T.J. Hooker episode contains unpleasant scenes.

Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.

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