NIGHT HEAT EPISODE LISTING

Season Number: One Two Three Four

 

SEASON ONE

1. Obie's Law / Pilot. 2/28/85 (8/10)

A robbery at a local fish market sees the use of automatic weapons - many people are either hurt or killed during the incident. Frank and Kevin must track down the source of these automatic weapons, which have become increasingly used in crimes.

Notables:
The very first scene with the duo sees Frank driving and Kevin riding in the passenger seat.
Kevin smokes in this episode.
There are scenes outside during the day.
Neither Frank nor Kevin wear their seatbelts
Kevin getting ready to fire machine gun, Frank falling from rafters in this episode (seen in shows opening)

Classic Lines:
"What the hell am I doing" Frank, after chasing a departing boat
"Get him out of here" Kevin
Kevin to prosecutor "They had enough guns to start a war!" Prosecutor "In the Middle East, maybe" Kevin "What the hell is that suppose to mean!"

Deaths:
6 - 6 shot (2 we do not actually see happen though)

 

2. The Witness / "The Photographer" 3/7/85 (8/10)

Continuing from the previous episode, Frank and Kevin try to capture the gangsters that killed two guys. Their biggest lead being professional photographs taken during a wedding reception on a near by boat.
A side story sees Nicoles' kid in a knife fight.

Notables:
There is footage outside during the day.
Spray painted on a wall - a for some reason the camera focuses on this "Poetry is Poetency"
Tom Kirkwood is able to track down a pizza shop (Izza Pizza) in Chinatown.
The car license plates is at first FYR-159 but later while still in the car it changes to FSB-546
Tommy eats about 5 or 6 slices of a pizza, while waiting for Kevin
Frank pours a coffee for Ms. Lange yet fills it only about a third full
Tom takes the streetcar
Nicoles has a big 58 on the sign
Frank and Kevin eat a sandwich
Kevin is disgusted by the coffee

Classic Lines:

Classic line from this episode - the two toughies sitting in the back seat of a car, two other guys are sitting up front. The guy in the passenger seat turns around for a couple of seconds - one of the toughies says "You trying to memorize my face? Turn around, GOOF!" (I'm shaking)

Deaths:
4 - 4 shot (the two shot from episode 1 are shown getting shot)


3. Crossfire 1/31/85 (9/10)

A man looking to avenge the death of his 7 year old daughter targets the police officers that were responsible for her accidental death. Five policeman are killed, with Kevin and Lt. Hogan next on the list.

Notables:
Kevin smokes
Frank talks into a walkie-talkie. This footage is seen during the show's intro
Nicole on Football: "Everyone stands up and then everyone falls down
A Map of Toronto showing the location of the five murders is displayed
Code 10-13 is Cop Down

Celebrities:
Nerene Virgin
Keanu Reeves

Deaths:
3 - 3 shot (1 is a suicide)


4. Necessary Force / "The Flashlight" 2/7/85 (10/10)

Kevin and Frank track down two criminals to a back alley. The two try to escape, one manages to get away, while the other gets shot by Frank when he apparently pulls out a gun. An investigation of the crime scene finds no trace of a gun; only a flashlight.

Notables:
Kevin is smoking again.
Frank has a slight New Yorker accent.
Franks shield number is 1209 - he is Detective 2nd Grade
Tom chews gum - we see him out it in his mouth
First appearance of the DA
Good scene between Kevin and Tom about the newspaper
The Prosecutor lives at #100 and owns many law books

Celebrities:
Keanu Reeves as one of the criminals

Deaths:
1 - 1 shot

 

5. Deadline / "The Attacker" 2/14/85 (8/10)

A woman on the way home is attacked and raped in her house. Kevin and Frank quickly nab a suspect and are convinced he is also responsible for six other rapes - now they must prove his guilt.
As a side story - two unrelated murders go unsolved

Notables:
There is footage of Varsity Stadium and the nearby Mr. Sub.
There is a police line up in this episode, and Frank is Suspect #1
Frank drives in this episode. Kevin smokes as well.

Celebrities:
John Dee as the Taxi Driver (You may remember John Dee from the TV show King of Kensington - he was the older gentleman among the friends that Larry King had)
Robin Ward as Deputy Mayor Thompson (Robin Ward was the local weatherman on Channel 9 here in Toronto, as well he hosted a game show called Guess What? in the mid 80's)

Deaths:
2 - 2 both stabbed, but we see neither happen, they find the body with one and the other Tom simply reports

Bar Talk:
Rape


6. The Stranger / "The Walk in the Park" 2/21/85 (9/10)

Continuing from the previous episode, a very nervous woman walking in the park, is afraid she might be the next rape victim. She runs away from an alleged attacker. The man is picked up and taken in for questioning. It was all just a misunderstanding and he is released. However, later that same night, the woman is found murdered in the park.

Notables:
There is a great fight scene in this episode. It is like a hardcore wrestling match.
Kevin smokes.
Kevin runs under a closing garage door - this is seen at the start of the show
The suspect has killed in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Vancouver and has left for Toronto.
Kevins shield number is 12-7
The dénouement of this episode takes place in Toronto at the CN Tower.

Bar Talk:
Going on vacation


7. Deadlock / "Terror at Mid-South" 5/2/85 (10/10)

Frank and his date (a fellow police officer) discover a hold-up in progress at a convenience store. They nab the suspect and discover he is wanted for murder as well.

Notables:
One of the best episodes in the series, if not the best. All actors, especially Sean McCann are amazing.
First appearance of Det. Brody - she is actually dating Frank in this episode
Elaines first appearance
New intro to the show
Frank has very poofy hair
The sharp shooters are terrible

Classic Lines:
Kevin "There gonna have prisons on the moon, when you get out"

Deaths:
2 - 2 explosion/dynomite - however there could be more dead, several people get shot throughout various points of the episode - but we don't learn of their status


8. Ancient Madness / "The Terrorist" 5/9/85 (6/10)

Mid-South is assigned to protect an Irish "Terrorist". He is taken to a residential dwelling. Kevin has issues with his philosophies and the two argue. The man storms out of the room into the kitchen - where he gets shot through the window.

Notables:
Kevin smokes
Kevin makes a faux pas when he calls a woman a nurse - when she is actually a doctor
A pizza is eaten from Pino's Perfect Pizza - it looks a lot like a Pizza Pizza box 555-9900
Kevin is due for an oil change
Tom is doing some research using Funk & Wagenell Encloypedias - they are from around 1977, as I recognize them as the ones I had at my house!

Classic Lines:
Pinos Pizza is due for an oil change - 2 years or 10,000 slices - Colby

Celebrities:
Al Waxman directs this episode (One of Canada's greatest ever actors - remembered for being the King of Kensington, also appeared on Cagney and Lacey).

Deaths:
1 - 1 shot


9. Velvet / "Cocaine" 5/16/85 (8/10)

Velvet, the lead singer of the punk rock group "Crud" is found dead of an apparent drug overdose. Frank and Kevin determine such is not the case and discover the cocaine was laced with Potassium Cyanide.

Notables:
First appearance of Jefferson
Frank dancing at the party is hilarious. He makes a feeble attempt to break dance.

Classic Lines:
Whitey to Kevin and Jefferson "You guys are dressing better - Miami Vice get to you?"
Tom "Seems like they are dying younger every time", Kevin "No, we're just getting older"
Hogan (regarding Frank dating a girl who is tied into criminals) "What the hell is Giambone thinking about?", Elaine "The usual"

Deaths:
2 - 1 Cocaine with Potassium Syanide, 1 unknown prehaps shot

Bar Talk:
High School, Franks Love Life

Songs:
"Transparent Love" by Roy Kenner - Black Market Records
"We All Need Love" by Ebony - Quality Records


10.The Fifth Man / "The Suicide" 5/23/85 (8/10)

A cleaning lady finds a man hanging over a doorway - it looks like an apparent suicide. Kevin suspects otherwise. Kevin suspicions are confirmed when a second strange killing occurs. Shortly thereafter the Feds become involved in this investigation.

Notables:
Kevin smokes
Tom eats a cookie

Celebrities:
Paul Brown (perhaps I watch too much TV - this actor was on a Educational Grammar show on TV Ontario called Write On! - that aired in the late 1970's).

Deaths:
6 - 4 shot, 1 hanging to make it look like suicide, 1 unknown - suspect shot


11. Songbird / "The Maltese Pigeon" 11/28/85 (6/10)

Two thieves break into a jewel/rare artifacts store and steal a miniature bird statue, the value of which is $1 million dollars.

Notable:
A very questionable conclusion in this episode as the main character (a woman) is able to bound and duct tape three men.
The bus terminal had buses leaving express to Detroit.
Women gets on bus that leaves at 4am
Women steals bird at midnight, told Kevin and co it was going to happen at 3am, Kevin finally clues in a goes to bus station another hour later, bus still hadn't left!

Classic Lines:
Whitey is selling a food slicer - he would make a great infomercial pitchman. "You'd expect to pay $1000 for something like this, that does only half the job!"
Kevin regarding a married couple at the station "They finally made it a crime"

Celebrities:
Jack Creley as Spider Connors
Belinda Metz as Carol Bates (she was a popular singer in Canada during the 1980's)


12. Jane the Ripper / "The Prostitute" 9/26/85 (7/10)

A man hires a prostitute and is stabbed and fatally wounded. The girl only takes some money from him. The man's body is found and it must be determined why he was stabbed and not fully robbed. As an aside, Stevie is getting flowers from an admirer.

Notables:
There is a Cartographers Convention taking place in the city.
Kevin says "Get Him Out of Here!"

Classic Lines:
By prostitute "Ain't Like Nobody done me no favours"
By man who has taken several amphetameans and who is asked to come down to the station to look at some pictures "I can look at pictures, but I don't think I'll be coming down for a long long time"

Celebrities:
Jennifer Dale as Crystal
Jayne Eastwood as Mrs. Campbell (sometimes the shows shows her name as Jane Eastwood - gave a great performance in one of the greatest Canadian Made movies of all time Goin' Down the Road).

Deaths:
4 - 3 stabbed, 1 shot


13. The Source / "The Protégé" 12/2/85 (7/10)

An up and coming reporter has a big story and he tells Tom Kirkwood about it. Since the source cannot be revealed, Tom advises the rookie that publishing such an article might be dangerous. The rookie leaves in a huff and is then killed by a hit and run driver.

Notables:
Tom has written three novels...well half-written.
Only episode is which Tom drinks.
Bobby Taylors name appears in the by-line with Tom Kirkwood (this is the only time that someone's elses name appears with Toms)
Kevin and Frank get beat up pretty good - by two guard dogs, and Lt. Hogan! The staffs paychecks are held for evidence after Stevie gets mugged when cashing them.
Elaine uses the full name to Tom and says it's William Randolph Kirkwood.
Only episode to mention the Cop of the Month award.
Colby has written a couple of short stories.

Classic Lines:
Frank and Kevin break into a construction site, climbing a fence that has no barbed wire "Can't wait to see how (we are going to) write this up in the report"

Celebrities:
Jessica Steen as Michelle
Harvey Atkin as Bruckner

Deaths:
2 - 1 Hit & Run, 1 Suffrocation/Choked


14. Dead to Rights/"The Non-Believers" 10/3/85 (9/10)

Kevin and Frank are called to check out a domestic. When they arrived at the home, they find two dead bodies and a man fleeing the scene. A chase occurs and Frank captures the fleeing suspect. The duo discover that the victims are his sister and father; however the man insists that he is innocent.

Notables:
Kevins father is not alive, he left the family very little money
During a stakeout - Frank gets 4 donuts, Kevin asks for the BearClaw but Frank said that he wanted it.

Celebrities:
Booth Savage as Cliff Coleclough (Cliff Colclough)

Deaths:
7 - 2 Beaten with fireplace poker, 2 Electricuted by TV into jaccuzzi, 2 shot, 1 suicide hanging


15. The Quest/"My Gun" 10/10/85 (7/10)

The unit gets tipped off to a drug deal that will be happening on the subway system. The exchange takes place and one suspect is quickly captured. In the process, the other suspect not only manages to get away, be he shoots Kevin and gets his gun.

Notables:
The whole subway scene is a joke. It is late at night, yet the subway station is full of people - as if it is rush hour. The train arrives and they are only a handful of people on it. The story starts off outside of Bay station, yet when they are waiting for the train it is Sherbourne station. They get on the train and ride it for a bit. They then exit at Bay Station! To give it that authentic large US city feel - the subway and subway platform is littered with garbage. The walls are covered in spray paint. Hilarious - especially if you have ever ridden the transit system in Toronto.

Notables:
Kevin uses .38 gun
The price for 2 kilos of cocaine has a street value of between $25 and $60 thousand (but if you are looking to unload it fast, you might only be able to get $10 thousand a piece)

Classic Lines:
"(You are) so hot, they can hear you sizzle"

Celebrities:
Paul Brown as Walker

Deaths:
5 - 5 Shot


16. Poison/"Unions" 11/07/85 (6/10)

Tom is covering a union strike at a local plant. Some scab workers are brought in and a melee ensues with the strikers, scabs and security. During the donnybrook Tom is witness to a security guard being fatally stabbed.

Notables:
Waitress at Nicoles (Michelle?) looks fine in this episode

Deaths:
3 - 1 stabbed, 1 strangled by rope, 1 shot

Bar Topic:
Toxic Waste


17. The Game/ "The Poker Game" 10/24/85 (8/10)

A Poker game turns deadly, when one of the participants pulls out an Uzi and proceeds to rob and shoot everyone. All the participants are dead, except one man who is a doctor.

Notables:
First appearance of Christine Meadows :-)
For some reason during the scene in the hospital - Frank sits in a wheelchair
The first date between Frank and Christine is very funny
Buses at the Mid-South Bus Depot departed as follows: Philadelphia-Baltimore-Washington (Express), Pittsburgh-Cleveland- Chicago (Express), Miami

Classic Lines:
Christine to Frank about the ricochet path of a bullet "It's a bullet not a ping-pong ball"

Celebrities:
Jack Creley as Bartender Harry

Deaths:
8 - 8 shot

Bar Topic:
Frank and how it is wrong of him to break his 'date' with Chrsitine


18. Mother's Day/ "Back taxes" 10/31/85 (9/10)

A woman scams the elderly out of their life savings by sending fake back tax forms to them. After she arranges to get their money, she has her associate kill them.

Notables:
Frank drives.
Ace Investments can be reached at 555-3711
The glass doors to the office building are locked in one scene, so Frank kicks in the glass - in the process the door appears to open - making it look like it was open the whole time!
Jill, Nicoles waitress is hot

Celebrities:
Michael Wincott as Jack Tenelli (Jeff Wincotts real-life brother)
Jan Rubes as Tarasoff (Sang the Soviet National anthem at the Montreal Forum after the Soviets won Canada Cup 1981 and hosted a TVOntario show called Guess What!)
Janet Laine-Green as Jennifer Breland (appeared as a regular on Canadian TV Show Seeing Things)

Deaths:
3 - 3 crushed neck bone

Bar Talk:
Grandmothers, Senior Citizens


19. Power Play/"The arsonist" 10/17/85 (8/10)

An arsonist tries to burn down a building, but while he is setting the fire, one of the building supers comes to the basement to procure some tools. The super seems to think something fishy is going on and proceeds to investigate - he gets clubbed in the head by a wrench and dies.

Notables:
Kevin's smoking is discussed - Lt. Hogan thought he stopped.
Lt. Hogan reveals he's been Lt. for 7 years and that his wife has left him twice.
Jill, Nicoles waitress appears

Deaths:
2 - 1 wrench clubbed to head, 1 drowning after being knocked out


20. Snow White/"A game of combat" 11/14/85 (9/10)

Two combat punks corner a man in the park - they pretend that they are going to kill him - but then they just run away. The man shaken and upset goes after the two thugs and confronts them. A fight ensues and he is eventually shot and killed for real. A mentally challenged girl witnesses it all.

Notables:
Continuity flaw. Frank drives the mother and girl home. When he leaves their apartment, Kevin is waiting for him out front with the car.
Frank drives
There is bolt outside of the bedroom door of Debbie (the mentally challenged girl)
Carved on a tree in the park: TK + VH (TK could be Tom Kirkwood, but who is VH?)
Christine Meadows first appearance
Good scene between Frank and Debbie in her bedroom

Celebrities:
Jayne Eastwood as Mrs. Morrow

Deaths:
4 - 2 shot, 2 grenade explosion


21. Secrets/"The actress" 11/21/85 (6/10)

A retired actress returns to the city she grew up in, to make one last movie. When she returns from a press conference/party - she discovers that her secretary has had her throat slashed and is dead.

Notables:
Mrs. Trotter's Evening Wear by Wayne Clare, Furs by Norman Rogul Fur Co. Ltd.

Celebrities:
Barbara Hamilton as Irma Deutch

Deaths:
4 - 3 throat slashed, 1 pushed off balcony


22. Brotherhood/"The Union President" 1/9/86 (7/10)

When the leading opposition candidate to head the nationals most powerful union (Air Cargo Union) is gunned down, the current corrupt president is suspected.

Notables:
Frank actually buys something from Whitey. Lamborghini sunglasses retailed for $100, for $1
Kevin meanwhile tries on some brutal sunglasses
Tommy gets shot.
Freddy is battling a cold
A guy drinks out of Freddy's coffee mug
Nice waitress at the bar

Classic Lines:
Whitney classic line "Watch Miami Vice you guys are underdressing"
Giambone makes reference to Elaine about what he read on a washroom wall. She replies "Your taste in literaure is improving Giambone, maybe next week you'll move up to candy wrappers.
Kevin says "All aboard!"

Celebrities:
Shelley Peterson as Patricia Parker (Is the wife of former Ontario Premiere David Peterson, TV show wise most remembered for terrible show Katts and Dog that aired in the early 90's)
Larry Solway as the Lawyer
Jonathan Welsh as Kelly

Deaths:
4 - 4 shot

Bar Talk:
What a newspaper can write about


23. Innocents/"The Voyeur" 12/26/85 (9/10)

A voyeur in a park looking at a little girl is spotted by the girls father. He organizes a mob and corners the pervert. He is captured and held until police arrive. A dead girls body is discovered during the chase. The voyeur quickly becomes the prime suspect in two missing girl cases in the area.

Notables:
Great ending to this episode
Stevie has her hair done up. Very 80's.
Ritas Flowers 4122 Centre St 555-3346 (Rita is very funny!)
Stephanie Morin missing pictures are visible during this episode
Tom chews gum, he puts a piece in his mouth

Celebrities:
Robin Ward as Greg Mitchell

Deaths:
1 - 1 blow to the head (child)

Songs:
Transparent Love (heard in episode 9)

 

24. Fire and Ice/"The Diamonds"1/2/86 (7/10)

A French diamond smuggler gets involved in a wild shoot-out with the appraisers and thieves. Five people are dead. The smuggler takes off with the diamonds. The smuggler accidentally leaves behind his monogram cigarette lighter, of which Colby secretly hides.

Notables:
Stevies hair is at record proportions in height. Whoa - must be 1985!
Whitey calls the duo the Law & Order twins.
Whitey is selling photographs with life-sized celebrities. The celebrities are Ronald Reagan, Brian Mulroney and Princess Di. The funny thing is the celebrity photos are in Black and White, yet he is taking pictures with a Colour Polaroid.
Kevin makes a comment about Frogs and Diamonds and segways into talking about a French guy.
Fantastic performance by Sean McCann.
Great exchange/fight/scene between Colby and Carson
It looks like other than the opening/closing commentaries, Tom Kirkwood does not appear. No Nicole either.

Classic Lines:
"I'd be gone like snow on water"

Celebrities:
Salome Bey as Verna (Popular Canadian singer)
Nerene Virgin as Judy Burns (use to be the anchor on the locale Channel 9 Toronto news)
Cec Linder as Lefcourt

Deaths:
7 - 6 shot, 1 shot? knifed? strangled?

Songs:
"Mr. Strongman" by Salome Bey - Hotusama Publishing

 

SEASON TWO


25. The Hero/"The Freedom Army" 1/30/86 (7/10)

Kevin spots a former criminal and knows something is going down. It is a bank robbery and a shoot-out takes place. A man on the street saves Kevin from a gunshot. However, he refuses to have his picture or name appear in the paper. As it turns out, he is a fugitive who has been on the run for 15 years.

Notables:
Whitey tracks down Kevin and Frank this time to give them info - funny stuff.
Frank drives.
Stevies hair is much lower.
Scene at end where guy tells how intellectual he is, by reading all these history books and points to his bookshelf - meanwhile, a book by Disney is clearly visible.
Frank quotes Shakespeare "The Quality of Mercy is not Strained"
The one character has a very impressive record collection

Classic Lines:
Tom Kirkwood - "Comics sell the papers, I just write the news"

Deaths:
2 - 1 shot, 1 explosion

Bar Talk:
What should Tom write about, being sympathetic

 

26. Dead Ringer/"The Witnesses" 2/6/86 (8/10)

A man comes home to find his wife messing around with another man. The man shoots the husband and takes off. All this action is witnessed by a neighbouring old lady and a private eye.

Notables:
Stevie has very big hair again - quiet poofy and perm like
A very funny scene with the old lady neighbour describing the scene of events
Great reply about where one of the cops is "Moose hunting in Labrador"
The duo eats cookies, everyone later eats sandwiches

Deaths:
4 - 3 shot, 1 train runs over (suicide)

 

27. Neighbours/"Not in my Backyard" 2/13/86 (9/10)

While a meeting about a local halfway house is taking place, the murder of a woman occurs at a nearby residence. Naturally is is assumed a 'reformed' criminal did it.

Notables:
Frank drives
Stevie appears to have coloured her hair - it's much lighter
Strange scene takes places at Nicoles bar. A conversation is taking place, while a guy listening to a Walkman is sitting in between the two people talking. He gets a drink on the house as a result.
First appearance of Whitey's Rubber Hand with the rotating fingers.
Please special attention to Nicole's Sweater - it has 1980's written all over it
Scene with Whitey makes no sense. It added nothing to the plot. Furthermore he is handcuffed and then let go from the backseat of the car - magically the handcuffs loosen.
There is an election in 6 months

Celebrities:
Catherine Swing as Toni Shire (Wife of Fergie Olver. Use to host the kids game show Just Like Mom during the early 1980's)

Deaths:
1 - 1 stabbed 12 times

Bar Talk:
Halfway houses, NIMBY

 

28. Payday/"The Note" 2/20/86 (9/10)

A man arrives home to see his apartment trashed. Immediately he looks for something and finds it. The intruder, still in the place, sees this and proceeds to kill the man for the item he located.

Notables:
It seems the both Kevin and Frank are driving the same car - at two different locations - at the same time.
House of Lords is featured in a particular scene.
Whitey is selling Police Scanners right around the arch located at Yonge & Gerrard
Vicky 555-3809
The group eats pizza
Lt. Hogan and Kevin, seven years ago were partners. They use to go to a Chili joint, where Hogan would eat a two bowl minmum. The duo also use to bet $5 on who they thought was the guilty party.

Classic Lines:
Lt. Hogan to Freddie about having difficulties hammering at a wall "He has trouble opening a sandwich"

Deaths:
3 - 2 shot, 1 choked

Bar Talk:
Only cops understand cops (lifestyle)

 

29. Moonlight/"The Hijacking" 5/1/86 (8/10)


A meat delivery truck gets hijacked. While the goods are being transferred from the one truck to another - the driver decides to fight back. He manages to kill one guy, but he gets killed in the process.

Notables:
Nicole has a new hairdo.
Frank seems to have a chip on his shoulder - throughout the episode.
Frank does a funny Rocky impersonation - punching meat.
Frank offers $5 for Whitey's gloves.
Clearly a Ryder rental truck is used, they do a poor job hiding this fact
Christine Meadows appears
Stevie sings at a bar. She sings VERY well.

Classic Lines:
In reference to a B & E criminal: "Guy has been through more windows than doors"
"He's a doctor, not a cowboy" - doctor trying to get a gun from a shooter

Celebrities:
Robert Morelli as Beans DeNino (Morelli appeared as Whitey's cousin in later episodes)
Angelo Mosca as Bruno (One of the greatest CFL players ever. Wrestled after his football career ended - his nickname was King Kong)

Deaths:
5 - 4 shot, 1 neck snapped

Songs:
"The Greatest Love" Shawne Jackson & Dominic Troiano

 

30. The Legendary Eddie Shore/"The Oldtimer" 4/17/86 (9/10)


A veteran cop, Eddie Shore, who is soon going to retire, is shot and killed while checking out a domestic dispute.

Notables:
Kevin battles a cold.
Lawyer Fraser Duncan 555-6755
Eddie Shore was named after the former defenseman of the Boston Bruins
When a cop is shot and killed, the standard sheet is placed over top of the body, however, his hat is placed over the body on top of the sheet. Frank demands a Chocolate Donut at Mars Foods - makes no mention on a Bear Claw
Late in the episode, Frank is shown riding a morotcycle down the street - the video footage is simply reversed (look a signs on the buildings).
Kevin is fighting a cold

Classic Lines:
Great line in meeting someone from a motorcycle gang and going to the top "If a guy wants a priest you don't sent him to the Pope"

Celebrities:
Jayne Eastwood as Joan Shore

Deaths:
3 - 2 shot, 1 explosion (a dog is also shot dead)

 

31. The Passenger/"The cargo ship"4/24/86 (6/10)


A passenger on a cargo ship is shot and killed when he returns to the boat to get his passport. An investigation leads to the discovery that the cargo ship members are tied to the death of a high financier in a boat explosion

Notables:
Frank drives
Elaine and Tommy can speak French
Cats is playing at the Elgin
Kevin takes some pills. No mention of what ype of pills they are
Subtitles are used

Celebrities:
Robin Ward as Streeter

Bar Talk:
The life of a pirate - is it glamourous and romantic or are they just criminals

 

32. Every Picture Tells a Story/"All the time in the world" 11/06/86 (9/10)


The opening night of a new art exhibit is marred first by a crazed man and then by the murder of a guard and then finally the theft of a painting.

Notables:
Whitey is selling snowshoes on a skating rink. A girl crashes into him and he yells at her "What the hell is wrong with you are you on acid?"
The location of the skating rink is right beside Ryerson
There are fingerprints on the murder weapon - the sword. Funny stuff.
Tom wears a tie.
Fred eats a sandwich

Classic Lines:
Kevin at Art Gallery "What can you tell me about this picture?" response - "Painting"
Frank "Modern art is great, has lots of colours" - Kevin "I want a plain white room"

Deaths:
2 - 1 shot, 1 stabbed

 

33. The Fighter/"The Sweet Science" 5/15/86 (8/10)


During a boxing match one of the opponents gets beaten so badly that he dies - cocaine is found in his system.

Notables:
Frank comments on Elaine's outfit
Frank in trying to change the subject when the bad guys come in "Alright it is the Yankees!"

Celebrities:
George Chuvalo (one of Canada's greatest boxers ever. Has had his share of difficult times with his children. Speaks at various schools about teenage suicide)

Deaths:
2 - 1 punches to head combined with cocaine, 1 beaten to death

Bar Talk:
Boxing

 

 

34. Showdown/"At what cost?" 5/22/86 (8/10)

The jury declares that two men are guilty. While they are being lead away - two other men take the court stenographer hostage. They manage to escape with the two guilty men. A shooting takes place, leaving a few dead and some getting away.

Notables:
Great scene in the pharmacy.
Frank, Kevin and Tom all eat sandwiches

Classic Lines:
Great line about someone wanted by the police "You're so hot the phone is melting"
Tom to Frank "Shut up and eat you nuts"

Celebrities:
Winston Rekert as Kurt Malcolm
Jennifer Dale as Connie Hackman

Deaths:
4 - 4 shot

Bar Talk:
Everyone has families, God Almighty

 

35. Friends/"The Car"7/30/87 (9/10)


Two friends looking to 'borrow' a car, pick the wrong one as when they attempt to steal it, start getting shot by a woman with an uzi.

Notables:
Stevie new hairdo again - long in the back.
Whitey is friends with Jim Cuddy
Great scene with Whitey and his nephew
Colby has a painful tooth, Impacted Wisdom Tooth, but he doesn't want to visit the dentist
This episode is the funniest one intentionally and unintentionally of the entire series.

Classic Lines
Great line "What if it's my landlady collecting rent - I'll lose my damage deposit"

Deaths:
5 - 5 shot

Bar Talk:
Terrorism, what are they fighting for?

 

36. Trapped/"The Long Night" 10/09/86 (8/10)


Nicole, on her way home, is surrounded by three males who rob her and attempt to rape her. The police arrive just in time.

Notables:
One of the longest episodes before someone is killed
Kevin kicks in the door with his hand
There is a sign on the Hard Rock Café "Go Jays Go"
Frank drives
Great scene with Nicole and Stevie
Funny scene entering the South End Tavern
Nicole lives at York Manor 262
Elaine permed her hair something fierce
Whitey works in a soup kitchen
To fence credit cards there are three guys to go to - Tony Marcos, Saul D'Herring and Sammy at the South End Tavern
Kevin eats lasanga
A women is killed in her bedroom, but this scene is not shown. It only shows the three thugs running down the stairway at the house. Not sure if it was edited out or never there to begin with.

Classic Lines:
Kevin says "Right There!"
Whitey to the duo "Go to the South End Tavern, you'll like it there"

Celebrities:
Jack Creley as Sammy

Deaths:
1 - 1 beaten to death

 

37. Another Country/"People Too"10/30/86 (6/10)


Tommy undercover as a homeless man is involved in an attack by three punks with hockey sticks - a friend of Tommy's is strangled.

Notables:
Kevin is disgusted by the coffee

Classic Lines:
Kevin to criminal as he leads him to the holding cell "Into the penalty box"
"He majored in hockey and minored in law" says Colby
"Repent, repent you sinners, the day of wrath has cometh" Tom screams this at the Frat House

Celebrities:
David Hemblen as Braden Dean (appeared on Earth: Final Conflict, but I know him from an obscure TV Ontario show that was produced in 1974 entitled The Adventures of Timothy Pilgrim)

Deaths:
2 - 2 strangled with a wool and alpaca scarf

 

38. Pride & Prejudice/"The Park" 10/23/86 (9/10)

A man looking to pick up in a gay park is set up and beaten to death

Notables:
Carson is offered a job in his fathers law firm
Freddy returns to the office to see his desk in a complete mess - he is very upset about it

Classic Lines:
Kevin "What movie did you see?" Criminal "Some marital arts flick, who the hell knows the title"

Deaths:
1 - 1 beaten to death

 

39. Wages of Sin/"The Secret Book" 9/25/86 (7/10)

A high class woman of the night has her hotel room broken into, the man she is with struggles with the intruder and he falls to his death. The woman has her client book stolen. The book has the names of many professionals, judges, doctors, lawyers, creating great concern for many people.

Notables:
Elaine is smirking the entire episode
The death plunge happens at The Sutton Place hotel.
Frank got a haircut
The parole officer is wearing huge eye glasses
One of the suspects was playing Canasta
Freddy and Carson are pissed off they always have to go through the back entrance during a take down.
Whitey has huge hair.
G.N. Nelson and Co make top of the line climbing equipment.
There are a couple of dozen mountain climbing supply stores in Mid-South
Tom gets a Bulls-Eye playing darts
Frank, Kevin, Elaine eat sandwiches
September 1st was the actual date this episode was shot (seen in bank)
The Parole Officer is a hottie

Classic Lines:
Elaine: "Why don't you ever bring me criminals who I could study math with?" Frank "Cuz you'd study math!"

Celebrities:
Dinah Christie as Melanie

Deaths:
2 - 2 fall from building

 

40. The Hit/"Trust" 10/02/86 (8/10)

A professional hit is put out on Jefferson, however he leaves the place where the killing was to have taken place and another man and woman are murdered instead.

Notables:
Whitey sinks three balls on a break
Jeffersons first name is revealed to be Dave
555-7176 is Janice Pearsons answering service
A community college exists
Kevin plays with a Rubik's Cube
A reference is made to when Frank was suspended

Deaths:
3 - 3 shot

Bar Talk:
Giving cops the benefit of the doubt, how it'sdifferent with a female cop

 

41. Children of the Night/"Local Politics" 10/16/86 (7/10)

A waitress and her friends hide out in the restaurant after it closes to get some free food. Other people come in and plot a scheme to expose the local Mafia and to allow another man to become mayor.

Notables:
Nikki has a new do - short and frizzy
Frank doesn't know what a Blue Jay is, Kevin replies saying it is a ball club.
Nicole wears a very interesting nicklace
Elaine visits Nicole's bar
Frank is very mean to Elaine (date)
Kevin is disgusted yet again with the coffee

Classic Lines:
Kevin uses his favourite line of Let's Roll.

Deaths:
2 - 1 Hit by car, 1 OD cocaine laced with stricknine

 

42. Bad Timing/"The Explosion" 11/20/86 (7/10)

A woman on the way to the airport is involved in a car accident. Her taxi blows up - was she the intended target or was it someone on her plane?

Notables:
Tom uses a PET Computer
Bad editing as the screen behind Tom changes
Tom calls the computer a machine
Nicole changed her hair again
Tom likes Fig Newtons

Celebrities:
Don Shebib directs

Deaths:
4 - 2 explosion, 1 construction digger to throat, 1 dropped from building

Bar Talk:
Simon Berlin

 

43. Fighting Back/"The Vigilantes" 11/13/86 (8/10)


A vigilante type group gives a talk to a group of seniors. One of the seniors is stabbed to death on his way home

Notables:
Elaine has a new hairdo - it is very high
Christine seems to be a regular now
Great robbery scene in Chinese restaurant

Classic Lines:
Carson on computers "8-bit, 16-bit, I'd probably do better with a two-bit stool pigeon"

Celebrities:
Jessica Steen
Ronnie Hawkins appears courtesy of Backstage Productions International Toronto, Canada

Deaths:
1 - 1 stabbed

Bar Talk:
Combat Corps getting recognition

 

44. The Beaumont Line/"The sweatshop" 1/15/87 (7/10)


A part owner of a high class suit company is shot and killed - one of the part owners is suspected

Notables:
There is a Heat Wave in the city
Carson's family owns a great amount of stock in Beaumont
555-4186 is Kevin's phone number
We get to see the dayshift people
Tom has a cold
Whitey's cousin/actor appears as someone else again!
Kevin and Nicole have a fight - it does not get resolved by episodes end

Celebrities:
Jennifer Dale as Laura Beaumont

Deaths:
2 - 1 shot, 1 scissors to chest

Bar Talk:
Everyone should be equal

 

45. The Movement/"1939" 11/27/86 (9/10)

At the conclusion of a white supremist meeting the group is confronted by a protest group - a scuffle ensues and the furor is stabbed to death

Notables:
Kevin watches Dr. Ruth at Night
The gang gets pizza in what appears to be a Mothers Pizza box

Classic Lines

Elaine: "If you can't win by the facts try the law, if you can't win with the law, try the victim"

Celebrities:
Jayne Eastwood

Deaths:
1 - 1 stabbed

 

46. Body Conscious/"The Model" 12/4/86 (7/10)

The death of a model agency organizer leads to a greater discovery

Notables:
Merle Marlowe is a top end fashion designer

Deaths:
2 - 1 head smacking on table, 1 strangled

Bar Talk:
Prostitution - who's choice

 

47. Masquerade/"Hidden World" 1/8/87 (4/10)

A woman leaves her sister home alone and tells her not to answer the phone. A man comes over and scares the woman - she falls out of the apartment window and dies. It seems this has something to do with illegal immigrants.

Notables:
Tom likes to chew gum - unwraps and puts in mouth
Unit 1209 is Frank and Kevin
6909 is Jeffersons telephone number
Lt. Hogan invites Kevin and Nicole to dinner on Sunday

Celebrities:
Ardon Bess (Another of Larry Kings friends from King of Kensington)

Deaths:
4 - 1 fall from ledge, 2 shot, 1 unknown (no indication given)

 

48. The Switch/"Wrong Place, Wrong Time" 1/1/87 (8/10)


A security guard flags down a van, after his car breaks down. He soon finds himself in the middle of a large drug deal

Notables:
The Eagle has a daily circulation of one million
A big cell phone is used in the car
555-8518 is Bill and Sons Tow Truck

Classic Lines
Frank to tough guy "You draw lines here, you'll be drawing lines around license plates"
Colby on women "Ain't nothing ever going to look like sweaters did in high school"

Deaths:
0 - 0 dead? Hard to say, 3 people get shot at the episodes end, but we never learn of their status

Bar Talk:
Being married to a cop

 

 

SEASON THREE

49. Loving you to Death/"They're not at the post" 2/5/87 (7/10)

The murder of a horse trainer shortly after his horse wins a race, has numerous suspects

Notables:
Christine is sporting a nice ponytail
Tom likes Simon and Garfunkel
Whitey took the Patriots in the Super Bowl, Oilers in the hockey playoffs, Red Sox in the Series. Seems very upset about the Red Sox.
Tom wears a tie
Tom once was involved with Dominique Madden, when she dumped him he turned to drinking
Interesting camera shot when the champagne is uncorked
Kevin does a Rerun from What's Happening! with his chair in Hogan's office
Midsouth has a horse race track

Deaths:
2 - 1 Tranquillizer dart (muscle relaxant), 1 mauled by dogs/broken neck

Bar Talk:
Tom's old girlfriend

 

50. Vantage Point/"Never the same" 2/12/87 (9/10)

Two undercover cops make a drug bust, but kill 2 of the 3 suspects. Meanwhile Carson and Colby try to prevent a fur store robbery - however, afterwards, the furrier claims nothing was stolen - the one survivor from the drug busts fingers Carson and Colby as the two who killed his friends

Notables:
Burns badge number 1287
Nicole might make a profit of $140 this month
Toms PET computer is seen
Homeless guy in the police station is body checked
Badges displayed
Guess What game shot is heard in background at apartment
Colby & Carsons unit number is 12-18, their license plate is MX) 751

Celebrities:
Donald Shebib directs

Deaths:
2 - 2 shot

 

51. Play the Game/"Two minutes for drugs" 2/19/87 (7/10)

The National Hockey championships are underway and one of the players from the City team is found dead outside the arena, after a game - shot to death and with drugs.

Notables:
St. Mike's arena is where the action takes place
Frank played hockey in High School
Kevin doesn't skate
Frank has a lighter
Frank mentions Bobby Hulls name
Frank wants a bear claw - gets a muffin instead.
Hogan plays hockey with an umbrella.
Donovan has a cute girlfriend

Celebrities:
Ted Darling does the play-by-play (Ted Darling use to do the play-by-play broadcasts for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL)

Deaths:
1 - 1 shot

 

52. Punk/"The Birthday present" 2/26/87 (8/10)

It is Nicole's birthday and Kevin has restored her Lamborghini. They go out for a drive, not knowing that someone has sabotaged the brakes.

Notables:
Frank gets busted for trying to sneak a peek
Abby Malcom has some serious issues
Nicole's bar keeps moving, in one episode it is at Allen and Bloom, in another it is at 8th and King, and this accident takes place near 10th

Classic Lines:
Lt. Hogan - "Sometimes when there is nothing to be said, it's better to say nothing"

Deaths:
1 - 1 repeated punches to the head

 

53. Beauty is as Beauty Does/"The old photos" 4/30/87 (9/10)

A woman is murdered at a photographers studio/house. A further investigation leads to the murder possibly having to do with nude photos/negatives of a current day model named Tracy Thorson.

Notables:
Frank has no preference between red or white wine - likes beer. Furthermore, he likes his beer in a the bottle, no glass needed
Sun Wah Theatre is seen
Carson and Colby eat pizza
Very funny scenes in the movie theatre

Deaths:
3 - 1 strangled, 2 shot

Bar Talk:
Tracy Thorson

Songs:
"Her Comes The Symphony" by David Gibson (this is how the credits showed it - I suspect the song title should be Here Comes the Symphony)

 

54. Tonights News/ "The flowers" 10/15/87 (7/10)

A woman trying to sell flowers in a restaurant pulls out a gun and shots one of the patrons. She bolts out of the restaurant - to a waiting car - but problems occur and the getaway car takes away on him (it was a man dressed up as a woman). Everything seems to be tied to a dispute over the cities Numbers Racket.

Notables:
Look for Kevin to pretend to pour a cup of coffee over Elaines head
Kevin utters "Let's Roll"
Colby has a kid.
Carsons mom said he'd be a doctor
The duo are driving down the street a sign says No Left Turns - they made a left turn
Frank does the classic dropping a cigarette into the bad guys drink routine

Deaths:
9 - 9 shot

Bar Topic:
Revealing Sources with Newspapers and Television 'exclusives'

 

55. Freedom Dead/"The Homeland" 11/26/87 (3/10)

Tom is held hostage by members of a rebel opposition group, currently housed in a local church. Toms mission is to report that the leader is in good health, (to avoid rioting back in the homeland of Kostaverte a Latin American country) when in reality he is very ill.

Notables:
Tom asks a woman "are you a Nurse", she replies "Doctor"
Tom went to the country of Kostaverte after he finished school

Celebrities:
Mario Azzopardi - Quintero

Deaths:
12 - 12 shot

 


56. You're on the Air/"Talk Radio" 5/7/87 (9/10)


A local radio show is being tipped off to crimes and murders. As an aside, Lt. Hogan is on a health kick and gets an exercise bike delivered to the office.

Notables:
The basketball in the office was actually used
Lt. Hogan works for the "Major Case Squad"
Christine is an expert in Vocal Speech Patterns
Tom drinks chocolate milk
The department eats two Hot Pizzas, later on the duo eat a Burrito.
Lt. Hogan interogates a suspect

Deaths:
4 - 4 shot


57. And Baby Makes Grief/"Babies" 5/21/87 (7/10)

A woman is stalked by another woman, who claims the baby she has is hers. Later that night that stalker is found dead outside of the woman's house. This all seems to be somehow connected to a lawyer who speeds up the adoption process for people willing to pay big sums of money.

Notables:
Yorkdale Mall parking lot scene opens this episode
Christine has a sister and brother-in-law who have one kid
Frank does not have a sister

Celebrities:
Donald Shebib is the producer.

Deaths:
2 - 1 Massive Wound to Back of the Head, 1 shot

Bar Talk:
Adoption - should the highest bidder get


58. The Pimp/"A fathers love" 9/24/87 (8/10)

A father is looking for his daughter who has turned to prostitution. The man is held on murder charges when his daughters pimp is found dead.

Notables:
Forensics is quick to give back results, Ballistics takes much longer
The apartment walls in this episode - curious to know what the hallway walls are made of - nasty!

Celebrities:
Jayne Eastwood as Irene Kozak

Deaths:
2 - 2 shot

Bar Talk:
Who makes a hooker?

 

59. Mean Business/"The collection agency" 10/8/87 (7/10)

A money collector accidentally murders the old man he was suppose to collect money from. The old man - upset over possibly losing his business - tried to put up a fight. The collector tries to make it look like suicide by tossing the body out the window. Frank and Kevin investigate, and Frank makes it his mission to prove to the family, that it was actually murder.

Notables:
Frank had a friend in High School commit suicide
Carson has contiplated suicide, Colby never has

Classic Lines:
Whitey ahead of the times "Organic (food) is the way to go!"

Deaths:
3 - 1 blow to the back of the head, 2 shot

Bar Talk:
Suicide & Death

 

60. Limo/"The Taxi Ride" 10/1/87 (10/10)

Whiteys cousin is in need of money and he asks Whitey to help him out. Whitey stilled owed money from before, refuses. Hours later, his cousin returns with lots of cash in hand - only problem the woman who he was suppose to pick up in his taxi - is found dead.

Notables:
A bag of donuts is brought into the office, Frank asks for his BearClaw and is told they were all out

Deaths:
3 - 2 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, 1 Suicide (there might be a 3rd CMP death unsure)

 

61. Simon Says/"The Dysfunctional Family" 10/22/87 (7/10)


A man is looking for a certain male prostitute. He asks around and is pointed in a certain direction. The man gets killed. The male he was looking for, is the boyfriend of his daughter - the daughter and his ex-wife partake in make porn movies.

Notables:
The outdoor scenes in this episode are made to seem that they take place all very far apart from one another, but in reality almost all the outdoor scenes were shot near Yonge and Elm
A car drives by and honks like crazy - I don't think this was scripted and Kevin sort of nods at the car
Listen for someone playing Pole Position

Classic Lines:
Carson and Colby "Who's is going to know more than someones wife?" "Someones ex-wife!"

Deaths:
1 - 1 stabbed


62. "Flashback" 8/25/87 (7/10)

The police are tipped off to a bank robbery. The team sets up in the bank and indeed the robbery attempts to take place. Kevin recognizes one of the robbers as a guy he dealt with years ago - a guy that killed his partner.

Notables:
It was 6 years ago Kevins partner was shot
Nicole seems to be wearing excess make-up
Tommy is seen having a drink in the Flashbacks
Kevin says "Right There"
Not only does Kevins former partner drive with a burnt out light, he also drives with no seatbelt

Deaths:
5* - 5 shot, there were actually 2 more shot dead during the flashbacks as well

Songs:
"I can't Let Go" by The Arrows - A & M Records


63. "All the Kings Horses" 8/4/87 (6/10)

A drug deal goes bad. The first cop on the scene lets one of the girl suspects go.

Deaths:
5 - 5 shot (the 5th one is a suicide)

Celebrities:
Cynthia Dale as Gloria

Bar Talk:
Parties


64. "Grace" 8/11/87 (7/10)

An abused woman wants to murder her husband. Tom Kirkwood tries to intervene.

Notables:
The Police Dental Plan covers $3000 for 2 teeth
Tom takes a taxi to a womens house and gets her clothes, he goes to leave when her husband comes home, outside, the taxi is behind the husbands car - how is this possible if Tom came first to the house?
Towards the end of the episode Nicole says something about the Lawnmower Man - why?
We hear a women chanting the NH theme.

Classic Lines:
"Look at me, just look at me and I'll go bowling with your goods"

Celebrities:
Tony Musonte
Jennifer Dale as Gail

Deaths:
2 - 1 Hit & Run, 1 Stabbed


65. "The Kid" 8/18/87 (6/10)


An ongoing feud between two rival gangs sees a murder take place. An old cop, who deals with youth and community relations wants to help out and has his ways to deal with the youth. Frank and Kevin, don't like his methodologies and don't see eye to eye with him in trying to solve the murder.

Notables:
Lots of scenes on the Danforth
Bill Russell and Bob Cousy are mentioned
The start of the TV Game Show "Guess What" with Robin Ward can be heard in the background during one of the visits to a house

Celebrities:
Yannick Bisson
Hector Elizondo

Deaths:
2 - 2 stabbed

Bar Talk:
Kevin and Toms younger days, gangs


66. "Tell Me a Story" 9/1/87 (2/10)


A neighbourhood long forgotten (due to the construction of a nearby highway) sees the murder of a bad girl. A karate instructor who is trying to shape and form the youth of the area is believed to be behind the murder.

Notables:
A brutally awful episode.
Frank does some kickboxing

Deaths:
3 - 1 beaten & hit with a 2 by 4, 1 burned by fire, 1 shot and then jumps off building

Bar Talk:
Facism, East/West thinking, willpower


67. "Comeback" 9/8/87 (7/10)

An old lounge singer is seen arguing with a cousin of his over money. Shortly thereafter the cousin is found murdered. Is the Mafia involved? Is the Mafia holding down the career of this lounge singer since he always plays in seedy locations?

Notables:
Harbourfront Ferry is seen.
Gas is 46.5/litre
Frank says "Right There"

Celebrities:
Danny Aiello (who sings!)

Deaths:
2 - 2 shot

Bar Talk:
Musical Preferances

Songs:
"Whatever It Takes" Music and Lyrics by Arthur Schroeck
"We're Just Getting Started" Music and Lyrics by Arthur Schroeck and John Alcamo


68. The Victim/"The Program" 10/29/87 (8/10)

A woman assaulted years ago - meets up with the accused. She still thinks he is bad and can't understand why he's out of jail. She goes nuts and tries to beat him up. Turns out he was released on a new policing Early Release Program that's been instituted. She is convinced he is still evil

Notables:
A slow version of the NH theme with a women singing is heard

Celebrities:
Shawn Thompson as Jack Windsor (use to host Sunday Morning show on CBC called Switchback during the mid-80's)
Ross Petty as Thomas Penman

Deaths:
3 - 2 stabbed, 1 shot


69. The Cost of Doing Business/ "The Witness" 11/5/87 (9/10)

A girl looking at stars through a telescope - witnesses a murder. Her mother will not allow her to testify, since it might lead to the authorities taking her daughter away. A daughter she has no custody over and whom she took from her ex-husband.

Notables:
44 Elm St is the address of the mother and daughter.
Christine is sporting a ponytail
Kevin gets a very accurate description of the accused from a witness - so much so that he has to go to a second page in his notepad. Later on he reads back the information to this now non-cooperating witness and he reads everything back but only reads it from the single page.

Classic Lines:
Kevin: "We have a black male, late 30's", Carson "Blackmail?", Kevin: "A black Man"
Kevin to criminal : "They say bad guys are getting smarter, but they couldn't prove it by you"

Deaths:
1 - 1 shot

Bar Talk:
When should someone testify


70. These Happy Golden Years/"The Old Age Home" 11/12/87 (7/10)


A murder takes place in the garden area of an old age home. Frank and Kevin investigate and believe that cocaine had something to do with the murder.

Notables:
Nicole tells us she want sto live until shes 88
Nicole throws darts at the dart board
Jeffersons badge number is 416

Celebrities:
Jack Creley as Rickie Dunford

Deaths:
2 - 2 strangled with a piano wire and a good twist

Bar Talk:
Getting old, the elderly


71. The Wiseguy/"The Old Neighbourhood" 11/19/87 (7/10)


A man soon to be entering the Witness Protection program wants to visit his old neighbourhood one last time. He visits a restaurant and a shooting takes place. The chef is killed, but he manages to survive. The cops continue to try and protect him, but whoever is trying to kill him, always seems to be one step ahead.

Notables:
Late in the show, someone is shot at their home, Carson, Colby and Chrsitine are told to stay there until an ambulance arrives, meanwhile Hogan, Kevin and Frank leave that place to go elsewhere after another bad guy (King Brewery). Shortly thereafter, all six of the aforementioned people show up at the brewery at the same time!

Deaths:
2 - 2 shot

Bar Talk:
Telling Media information, having the right to know


72. Vengeance/"The Pizza Delivery" 1/7/88 (8/10)


A pizza delivery boy is shot and killed while making a delivery to a car. Frank and Kevin suspect that cocaine is behind the murder.

Notables: The duo eat Hot Dogs.
Tom unwraps a piece of gum and chews it
Christine has a nice ponytail
Lt. Hogan interogates
Jerry's Pizza looks to be San-Fran Pizzas located on Queen St.

Classic Lines:
Lt. Hogan "A squad that doesn't work together, doesn't work"

Celebrities:
Ardon Bess as Gil Johnson.

Deaths:
3 - 3 shot

Bar Talk: Cocaine - What things should people be prohibited from getting?

 

SEASON FOUR


73. Silk/"The return" 1/14/88 (3/10)


A man named Silk is returning to the city - rumours are rampant that he killed the archbishop and now wants to murder a councilor.

Notables:
Sean McCann is brilliant in this episode
The force eat some cookies

Celebrities:
Nerene Virgin as Frances

Deaths:
2 - 2 shot


74. Chinatown/"A Chinatown murder" 1/21/88 (7/10)


The murder of a restaurant owner in his busy Chinatown restaurant sees zero witnesses come forward.

Notables:
Frank performs Kung-Fu
A variation on the Night Heat theme song is heard during this episode. Sort of a Chinese drum beat.
Subtitles are used when some characters speak Chinese. Only episode to use subtitles?
Frank wears a spiffy dark red shirt
Tom gets some
Kevin says both "Right There!" and "Let's Rock n Roll"
Colby and Carson eat Chinese food
Christine is holding a shotgun...nice
Frank drives
We learn Lt. Hgans first homicide was a stabbing in Chinatown

Deaths:
6 - 5 shot, 1 neck snapped

Bar Talk:
Chinese people not talking to outsiders, keep secrets


75. Ain't No Cure For Love/"The Hero" 2/4/88 (7/10)


Nicole's bar is held up. A would be hero saves the day by knifing and killing the thief. Meanwhile someone is trying to cause harm to Kevin.

Notables:
Nicole's apartment is seen and it is purple in colour, has a popular 80's style of picture hanging on the wall - one picture divided over three different frames. She lives in unit 3 of the Belvedare Condos.
Thomas J Kirkwood can be reached at The Eagle - 555-3749
Code 683 opens the till at Nicoles
There is a mistake in this episode. Kevin and Frank are in back of a cab, if you look at the rear window - it is fogged up, then it is defogged and then it goes back to being fogged up. I am guessing they shot this scene at least twice, the close up on Kevin was done during the second shooting and by that time the window had been defogged.

Classic Lines:
Kevin to an accused who is not cooperating "The way I see it, your Parole Officer hasn't even been born yet!"

Deaths:
1 - 1 stabbed


76. Woof/ "Friends of the Silent Ones" 2/11/88 (7/10)


An animal rights fanatical group steals some chemicals and animals from a lab. The group possibly has exposed themselves to a deadly virus. Frank and Kevin must try to track down where the goods are being held.

Notables:
Kevin wears a Chicago Bears hat.
Christine wears fishnets

Deaths:
0

Bar Talk:
Animal testing in the name of Research


77. Whitey's Run/"The Emeralds" 2/18/88 (8/10)


When Whitey picks up some B & E merchandise at a local industrial building, the guy gives him some Emeralds to get appraised. During the exchange another guy enters the building and shots and kills Whiteys source. Both the shooter and Whitey flee. However when forensics comes back with results from the murder seen, only Whiteys prints are found.

Notables:
Whiteys real name is Arthur Morelli
Tina Conti is Whiteys girlfriend
Gas was selling at 43.9 cents per litre
Whitey is afraid of being dumped in Cleveland.
Windsor Station is a Train Depot
Whitey is considered to be a 5 and 10 cent kind of guy
"Hot Nights" is the name of the movie Whitey and Tina were going to go see

Deaths:
2 - 2 shot

Bar Talk:
How people could change in one day/Human nature


78. Blowing Bubbles/"The Loan Shark" 2/25/88 (6/10)


A restaurant kitchen worker is beaten out back of the restaurant. He is then driven out front and dumped for all to see - minus a hand. Frank and Kevin suspect a loan shark is involved and must track him down.
A side story sees Nicole pregnant and trying to decide what to do with Kevin. Nicole's kid plays hockey.

Notables:
There is a serious lack of space in the hospital due to a bus going over an expressway wall.
In an overused industry scene - a very important conversation is over heard in the washroom, while someone was taking a dump.
The duo eat some pasta type dish prepared by Nicole
Kevin eats some cips, Frank has a sandwich
The duo eat sandwiches together
Kevin eats some corn twists, has some left in his hand and tosses them back into the bowl

Deaths:
3 - 2 shot, 1 lack of oxygen

Songs:
"Settledown" by James Ambrose - heard THREE TIMES!!!


79. None Shall Sleep/ "Shaking the Branches" 4/21/88 (8/10)


A hold up occurs while Lt. Hogan is at the Interact Bank Machine. He is shot and a woman is killed. The precinct must track down the two thieves. Meanwhile, an efficiency expert is trying to improve the department.

Notables:
Another brilliant performance by Sean McCann in this episode
Frank wears that spiffy red shirt again.
The name of the movie playing is "Hot Nights"

Deaths:
3 - 3 shot

Bar Talk:
Women in charge/Someone new in control - how to handle


80. Forgive Me Father/"The Confession" 4/28/88 (9/10)


A simple mugging leads to a disagreement between the two criminals. One ends up getting stabbed to death. It is all witnessed by the stabbers sister. She runs away and goes to a church where she confesses what she saw to a priest.

Notables:
It is revealed that Frank was an alter boy in this episode
Henry's Photography is visible.
If you are looking to get drugs there is a guy named Billy located at 5th and Wilson
Kevin and Frank are Unit 12-09
Campus Grill Restuarant located on 6th is a place kids hang out at

Deaths:
1 - 1 stabbed

Bar Talk:
Who should be questioned in an investigation


81. The Better Part of Valor/"The hesitation" 5/5/88 (9/10)


A robbery at a local drug store turns bad when Colby is shot, and Carson blames himself for allowing it to happen.

Notables:
Colby and Carson are unit 10-13

Classic lines:
Carson to Colby "What did Fred say when Wilma pregnant" - Colby wanted to discuss current events
Colby's wife about Colby "You'd get in trouble selling bibles"
Colby to Carson on his boredom at the hospital "Get me some magazines, this boredom is starting to turn critical"
Hogan: "No one ever beat anything, by running away from it"

Celebrities:
Nerene Virgin as Judy
Phyllis Diller as Mrs. Mallik (WOW! My jaw dropped when she appeared on the show - easily the biggest named celebrity to appear in any of the episodes)

Deaths
1 - 1 shot

Bar Talk:
Gory Stories to sell newspapers


82. The Privilege of Freedom/"The Shipment" 5/12/88 (7/10)


A cargo shipment crate is found to contain Sikh stowaways - several dead bodies are found - the only survivors are a mother and daughter. Frank and Kevin investigate and are convinced another shipment is on the way.

Notables:
Kevin is a lefty
Kevin is clueless about computers - not sure what a hard copy is. Confused since paper is soft. Totally not able to use a computer.
I think Nicoles has a new phone - this one is white in colour

Classic Lines:
Mr. Singh to Kevin, aftr Kevin didn't want Mr. Singh to come to the hospital to visit one of the survivors "So I am to take it that you speak fluent Punjabi"

Celebrities:
Sugith Varughese

Deaths:
7 - 6 suffrocation, 1 stabbed

Bar Talk:
Immigrants & Terrorists


83. Set for Life/"The sisters" 5/19/88 (1/10)


A chandelier falls onto a woman lying on a bed inside an old mansion. It kills one of three sisters - it looks very suspicious. The sisters are keeping there father alive - he has been reported missing.
As an aside - Frank is having financial difficulties
.

Notables:
The worse episode of the entire series. Moved slower than a Molasses train in January, slower than church when you have to go to the washroom. Only reason this show got even a one was that Cynthia Dale looked beyond HOT!
Casa Loma used for this house scenes
Frank sweats alot in this episode

Classic Lines:
Carson "When a gentleman can't pay his debts, can he truly be called a gentleman?"

Celebrities:
Cynthia Dale as Alana

Deaths:
1 - 1 Chandler on the head


84. Bogota Blues/"The Cocaine operation" 9/22/88 (8/10)


A cocaine operation is blown to pieces by a lone gunman. Several people are killed by one man.

Notables:
Hogan over the amazement how one guy could kill so many "If you guys find this guy and it's Rambo, call for backup"
Whitey returns in this episode
Whitey is selling Choco-Dogs...tasty...Chocolate Covered Hot Dogs
Frank eats carrots
Frank wears that red shirt again
Colby eats a sandwich with mayo and lettuce

Classic Lines:
Hogan: "I don't know which is worse - drinking this coffee or not having it available to drink"
Kevin: "Right There"

Deaths:
5 - 5 shot

Bar Talk:
Retirement, Cocaine - who is to blame for the evil it causes

 

85. Bless Me Father/"The Hit and Run" 9/29/88 (8/10)


A hit and run happens just outside of a church. Frank and Kevin believe it may be tied into gang activity.
Meanwhile, a woman visits Lt. Hogan and claims to be his daughter.

Notables:
Tom chews gum
Lt. Hogan was an alter boy for 6 years
Lt. Hogan knew to genuflect at the alter, Kevin did not
Lt. Hogan and his wife have wanted a daughter for 25 years, however in episode 73 Silk - he talks about his daughter!
While leaving a restaurant Coles (Yonge and Wellsley) is visible

Celebrities:
Isabelle Mejias (nice!)

Deaths:
2 - 2 Hit & Run

Bar Talk:
Gangs & Respect


86. The Mercenary/ "The Super" 10/6/88 (9/10)


A mass shooting at a restaurant sees four people get killed. One of the victims is a criminal Frank and Kevin know from their past. They discover that he has lots of money and is the super of an apartment. Something doesn't add up.

Notables:
Gas is 43.9 cents per litre
Christine is having difficulty finding a place to live, with a 0.5% vacancy rate.
Tommy plays chess by himself
At the shows end, Tommy gives Kevin a bunch of pictures and Kevin looks thru them - no idea why he was given them or what they were of.
Kevin says "Get him out of here"

Celebrities:
Don Shebib directs

Deaths:
5 - 4 shot, 1 stabbed

Bar Talk:
Paying Rent/Condos

Songs:
"Lying to Me" by David Gibson - A & M records


87. False Witness/ "The Bedroom window" 10/13/88 (9/10)


A shooting takes place at outside of a crack house. The shooting is witnessed by Joey Morellis wife (Whiteys cousin) - but Joey insists that she keep her mouth shut over what she saw.
There is a massive Heat Wave going on in the city.

Notables:
A new Psychedelic version of the Night Heat theme song is heard during this ep.
During the scenes in the Pool Club, you can clearly hear someone playing the video game Pole Position
We finally learn that Nicole's is located at 8th and King

Deaths:
1 - 1 shot


88. Archie's Riff/"The Jazz Singer" 10/20/88 (5/10)


While Colby, Carson and wives are attending a jazz concert - during an intermission Carson goes to the washroom out back and discovers the dead body of one of the band members.

Notables:
Carsons wife has an original jazz recording session of Archie Marshall from July 3, 1948.
Alberts Hall is where the concert takes place
They offer all you can eat chicken wings for $1

Classic Lines:
"He busted, he's succested (?!) and he can't be trusted" Colby and Carson

Celebrities:
Billy Newton-Davis
Nerene Virgin as Colbys wife
Paul Benjamin - Archie

Deaths:
2 - 2 stabbed


89. Goodbodies/ "The Health Club" 10/27/88 (10/10)


The Co-owner of a health club is shot point blank. The other owner is suspected. Further complicating matters is that Christine is dating him and doesn't tell anyone.
Meanwhile, the precinct might be up for sale as the City has decided to consolidate all municipal affairs into one bulding.

Notables:
Great scene when Christine admits that she is dating the living owner of the club.
Funny scene too with the crew, when they are point out all the defects in the building, when potential buyers come to check it out
Christine wearing just a towel. Easily makes this episode a 10/10.
Tom blows a bubble of gum he is already chewing

Celebrities:
Catherine Swing as Roz the Real Estate agent

Deaths:
2 - 2 shot (one is suicide though)

Bar Talk:
Double standards, Christine telling


90. Jumper/ "Obsessed" 11/10/88 (8/10)


Kevin unsuccessfully tries to prevent a suicide. He is convinced there is more to it and becomes obsessed with trying to prove it. He lets everything else slide. Meanwhile, the others have to try and track down some armed robbery suspects.

Notables:
Sault Ste. Marie is mentioned in this episode.
Frank drives Kevin
License plate of the car is NYO 751
An echoy version of the Night Heat theme is heard.
Jefferson made first grade, yet Frank has been with the force longer
Kevin, who normally drinks beer, has some hard stuff today
Carson has a bad cold
Look for the $6 million dollar man run in this episode

Classic Lines:

Say What? line comes from Kevin - in talking about how one pimp knows what his fellow pimp is doing "Ernie Whitt doesn't play for the Yankees, but you can sure bet that Billy Martin knows who he is"
Carson: "You've heard of books?", Colby: "Yeah, that's what they had before TV"

Deaths
2 - 1 jumper/suicide, 1 shot:


91. Ice/"The Diamond Exchange" 11/3/88 (7/10)


A shoot-out at the Diamond Exchange leaves two dead. A suspect is picked up shortly thereafter, with shell cases on him

Notables:
Whitey is in front of Lime Rickeys

Classic Lines:
Christine speaking about the guy they picked up "He has a rap sheet so long, I had to change the ribbon on the printer"
Prehaps the line of the series, Tommy is rambling on about utter nonsense, makes no sense whatsoever - Kevin turns to him and says "What in the hell are you talking about" - truer words were never spoken.

Celebrities:
Art Hindle as Borden (If you can ever catch the early 70's movie Face-Off with him in it - check it out!)
Donny Lalonde as himself (former Canadian Boxing star)

Deaths:
2 - 2 shot


92. The Professional/"Omerta" 11/17/88 (7/10)


The key witness' bodyguard in a highly publicized Mafia trial is gunned down, by a man claiming to be room service. Further complicating matters is that the head of the security for the Mafia man, thinks that Mid-South isn't doing enough

Notables:
Scott Hylands directs this episode.
Tom Kirkwood has some brutal hockey hair
Colby drinks bottled water
Classic scene when bad guy punches glass telephone booth.

Classic lines:

Mercier to Frank and Kevin- "Are you the guys I talk to if I want to make a Deal?" Frank "What does this look like, a game show?"
Hogan "I don't want to sound like Ted Koppel - please finish"
Colby about a unassuming suspect "The guy is like wallpaper - there, but invisible"

Deaths:
3 - 3 shot

Bar Talk:
Professional jealousy, Attitude, mafia


93. The Wrong Woman/ "Internal Affairs" 11/24/88 (7/10)


A fellow cop and friend of Franks is worried that Internal Affairs is after him for some unknown reason. Later that night he is found dead of a close range gunshot wound - in a apparent suicide. Frank is convinced otherwise.

Notables:
Colby drinks bottled water
Frank drives in this episode
The episode sets the record for the most honking horns (listen in the background)
Frank has a picture of Lola in his police locker - playmate of the month

Deaths:
1 - 1 shot


94. No regrets/"The birthday" 12/01/88 (8/10)


Nicole's mother is mugged by three skinheads.

Notables:
A reference is made by Nicole to the holdup at her restaurant
Whitey is selling cell phones for $9.95

Nicoles father is dead. Her maiden name is O'Hare

Celebrities:
Shelley Peterson
Francis Hyland as Marie

Deaths:
0 - 0 However, Kevin tells the guy in the interrogation room that the old guy he beat up died, which is not true


95. Elaine/ "Serial Rapist" 12/29/88 (7/10)


A woman out celebrating her birthday is savagely raped and murdered, after she leaves the party. The woman is only the most recent victim of a serial rapist and murderer.

Notable:
Kevin has driving issues. He does a brutal job of parking - the front wheels hit the curb and then he parks with the wheels point out. When getting onto the highway, he signals to merge, but does it when he is just getting onto the onramp.
The flashing red ball at Union Station is visible.
Montreal, Detroit, Toledo and Miami are mentioned as destinations for bus departures
Elaine is seen at Nicole's - very rare!

Deaths:
4 - 3 stabbed, 1 shot

Bar Talk:
Times changing with types of killings, Elaine what to do


96. Blues in a Bottle/"In Due Course" 1/5/89 (9/10)

A local politician trying to balance the budget books (and win the praise of voters) deems it potentially necessary to close down Mid-South. Meanwhile, a report from The Eagle interviews the staff about life in Mid-South segwaying to numerous flashbacks to prior episodes.

Notables:
Tom orders water at Nicoles and not his usual milk.
The arsonist they catch in this episode is claimed to have so much fuel in his truck that he could open his own gas station. Here is a partial list of previous episode clips used in this episode:
1. Episode 62 - Flashback
2. Not sure - Kevin gets choked after accusing someone of being a sellout artist like daddy - ep 67 maybe?
3. Episode 32 - Every Picture tells a Story
4. Episode 1 - Bad guy named Bulgar lips off to Kevin after he is released, later on Kevin trashes his apartment
5. Episode 66 - The Pocket
6. Episode 38 - Pride & Prejudice
7. Episode 4 - Necessary Force
8. Episode 24 - Fire & Ice
9. Episode 58 - The Pimp
10. Episode 40 - The Hit
11. Episode 7 - Deadlock
12. Episode 95 - Elaine
13. Episode 62 - Flashback
14. Episode 78 - Blowing Bubbles
15. Episode 13 - The Source

Deaths:
0