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First Aired: September 21st, 1968
Status: Ended
Network: NBC
Summary: Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12.
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Season 6
Episode 1: Harbor Division
Air Date: September 12nd, 1973
Summary: Malloy has to sell two ballet tickets after his date cancels on him and gets needled by the squad. The officers are patrolling the Harbor Division and handle calls for a boat owner overcharged for fuel by a dealer, pull over a driver with a suspicious box on top of his car, investigate a suspicious young couple, pull over an astrologer for reckless driving, and a drunk shooting from the crows nest of a ship.
Episode 2: Rampart Division
Air Date: September 19th, 1973
Summary: 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, 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 an elderly woman and man over her eviction and his offer to take her in, a dispute over $5, and preventing a baby stroller from rolling into a lake.
Episode 3: Foothill Division
Air Date: September 26th, 1973
Summary: Sgt. MacDonald reported his camper was broken into with three fishing rods and a pair of custom-made cowboy boots missing, and offers two free steak dinners for their return. The officers come across another man with the same "one of a kind" boots that Mac lost. Cases include Malloy, Reed, and Mac riding horseback to locate three suspects in a break-in at a stable, the station comes under sniper fire, and Officer Wells (showing his rarely-seen compassionate side) takes up a collection for a couple and their cancer-stricken daughter to get to San Francisco, later Wells finds out he's been had as the "couple" were well-known con artists with a long rap sheet.
Episode 4: West Valley Division
Air Date: October 3rd, 1973
Summary: Malloy and Reed are called to assist with a motorcyclist who is also a potential firebug, then investigate a robbery at a movie theater by a man on a gray motorcycle. At a different robbery at a department store the security guard was shot and provides a dying declaration of who shot him. A woman and dog are implicated in fur robberies.
Episode 5: Venice Division
Air Date: October 10th, 1973
Summary: The officers investigate a woman nude sunbathing on the beach, with her "agent" begging for her arrest. Later Reed arrests a man trying to steal coins from a phone booth, assists a motorcycle policeman in catching a dune buggy thief, a leotard-wearing woman who fears for her life after receiving obscene phone calls, a wino that dies after eating dinner, and a low-speed pursuit of a jack-o-lantern.
Episode 6: Hot Shot
Air Date: October 24th, 1973
Summary: The officers pull over a car on a traffic violation and find the driver is Reno West, a cat burglar Malloy sent to prison four years previously. Other cases include removal of an abandoned car, a robbery which turns to murder as the shopowner is killed, and a hostage situation involving a distraught man and his daughter.
Episode 7: Van Nuys Division
Air Date: October 31st, 1973
Summary: Malloy returns from vacation sporting a mustache, prompting chuckles and guffaws from the squad. The officers then assist Air Ten in rescuing two people from an airplane crash. Reno West, a paroled thief, is suspected in the theft of some stamps from a mansion. A witness provides excellent descriptions of suspects involved in a jewelry store robbery. And a woman takes an alleged purse snatcher to the police station in her car rather than walk four miles to do so. Malloy shaves off the mustache when he has trouble trimming it.
Episode 8: Training Division
Air Date: November 7th, 1973
Summary: A rookie cop with a "know-it-all" presents problems for the officers on the force, including Officer Wells, Malloy and Reed. Barrett bungles the arrest of a kooky but ultimately harmless elderly man suspected of holding up a bank. Later, a bomber has planted an explosive device inside a cereal box at a local grocery store, with the bomb set to go off within the hour.
Episode 9: Capture
Air Date: November 14th, 1973
Summary: Reno West's burglary reign continues, and the Captain orders it stopped at all costs. Other cases include having to divert a vicious guard dog so the officers can save a 70 year old man in a diabetic coma, investigate a theft of a rare jade statue from a mansion, and a domestic dispute between a couple where it appears the wife is the abuser.
Episode 10: Hollywood Division
Air Date: November 21st, 1973
Summary: Malloy really likes the voice of the new dispatcher, but when he meets her in person is dismayed to find she is married to the SWAT lieutenant. Cases handled include a hit-and-run which seriously injured a young girl, a synagogue who had their Hebrew-based typewriter and money stolen, a drunk woman making a disturbance on the lawn, and a tip-off about some painters plotting a vendetta.
Episode 11: Northeast Division
Air Date: December 5th, 1973
Summary: Reed needs his TV repaired, and brings in his Boy Scout neighbor with a merit badge in electronics to work on it. Cases involve pursuing a juvenile on a souped-up minibike, a woman suspected of killing and burying her husband in the back yard, a robbery committed by a long haired woman in high heels, a picket line at a store resolved when the lead picketer found out she went on a "computer date" with the store manager and he lied about his occupation, and a report made on a robbery turned out to be made by the actual robbers.
Episode 12: If the Shoe Fits
Air Date: December 12nd, 1973
Summary: Reed's shoes are being fixed and the replacements have a squeak that drives Malloy crazy. Malloy resolves a hostage situation. Other cases include a B&E that was actually a husband destroying his furniture due to his wife leaving him, a van pulled over for no brake lights and a driver with a negative attitude towards police, and a half-blind boy running around a demolition site.
Episode 13: Southwest Division
Air Date: December 19th, 1973
Summary: An elderly woman tries to stop a painter from selling a painting that she considers indecent. Other calls include a man trying to retrieve a valuable nickel from a toy dispenser his son put in inadverently (and making the shop owner think he was trying to steal all the money), a potential "peeping tom" who is actually a liberated woman gas meter reader, a repo man trying to widen a door in a house he is trying to repossess furniture from, and an ex-football star who turned to robbery.
Episode 14: The Sweet Smell...
Air Date: January 9th, 1974
Summary: Malloy and Officer Woods return from a day of fishing smelling like fish...which is aggravated when a disoriented woman spills perfume in the back seat. Numerous trips to the police garage fail to get the smells out. Other incidents include a mute woman informing the officers someone had broken into a church, a kidnapping call that turns out to be a man picking up a drunk woman to take her home, and a boy whose bike was stolen by a big boy and was recovered when the boy's friends caught and held the big boy until the police arrived.
Episode 15: Trouble in the Bank
Air Date: January 15th, 1974
Summary: On patrol, Reed stops at his bank to do some personal banking and walks into an armed robbery in progress, becoming a hostage.
Episode 16: North Hollywood Division
Air Date: January 22nd, 1974
Summary: Reed is assigned to write an article about Malloy for Police Beat magazine for his partner's 10th anniversary in the LAPD, and is having trouble with the content. Calls include a gas station robbery with an unusual outcome, a domestic dispute involving a barking poodle, a woman tries to get her husband arrested and the plan backfires, and a pursuit with a liquor store robber ends with the suspect barricading himself in a garage.
Episode 17: Taking It Easy
Air Date: January 29th, 1974
Summary: Reed is suffering from a wrist injury which puts him on desk duty, while Malloy has to break in a new rookie partner. Reed's day is far from routine as he has to handle a bomb threat that results in the evacuation of the station, Officer Brinkman accidentally discharges his shotgun twice, a young man wants to report misconduct by a police officer, an elderly man brings a shotgun into the station to drop off, Malloy brings in a group of children abandoned by their mother, and Malloy and his partner pursue a car into the police parking lot, where the suspects are arrested.
Episode 18: Krash
Air Date: February 5th, 1974
Summary: Reed dings up Malloy's new car in pursuit of a purse snatcher, and Malloy is worried about how much Sgt. MacDonald's brother (an autobody shopman) will charge, despite Reed's offer to pay half. Calls include a drunk man shooting arrows, a shop is held up and the shop owner suffers a heart attack and dies while the officers question him, and a robbery at a pharmacy where the suspect gets away in the back of a truck.
Episode 19: Routine Patrol
Air Date: February 12nd, 1974
Summary: Adam-12 on a typical patrol day.
Episode 20: Sunburn
Air Date: February 18th, 1974
Summary: Patrol begins with a drunk woman threatening a group of bar patrons with a gun, investigate the death of a mentally-impaired man which looks suspicious, and a group of carjackers who capture a cache of guns and go on a robbery spree.
Episode 21: Skywatch (1)
Air Date: February 25th, 1974
Summary: Reed returns from an off-day with a uncomfortable full-body sunburn, which causes him problems throughout the watch. Calls include responding to a traffic accident, acting on a tip from an informant, the officers bust a drug dealer working out of abandoned homes, search for a robbery suspect based on a vehicle description, and assist in the rescue of two boys when their boat capsizes.
Episode 22: Skywatch (2)
Air Date: March 4th, 1974
Summary: Malloy and Reed are chosen to ride in Air-70 to observe how the LAPD's air patrol works. The chopper's cases include searching for two robbery suspects inside a high-rise building and tracking an escaping murder suspect.
Episode 23: L.A. International
Air Date: March 12nd, 1974
Summary: Malloy and Reed take to separate helicopter units to continue their observations. The choppers assist in a stolen light plane from LAX by a distraught man, track two robbery suspects fleeing in separate cars, and assist in a nighttime house fire.
Episode 24: Clinic on 18th Street
Air Date: March 19th, 1974
Summary: When an old man wearing a strange-looking belt is found dead of natural causes, fraud is suspected and the case is turned over to major frauds division. Investigation leads to a Dr. Gantman
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