'Hill Street Blues' Season 1 Episodes
Hill Street Blues - Season 1
"Let's be careful out there." So ends each roll call session at the Hill Street station house. As the cops and detectives head out to the streets, Captain Frank Furillo begins the delicate balancing act of providing enough protection for the law-abiding citizens without inciting the neighborhood gangs and local criminal elements who are openly hostile towards any police presence.
“Hill Street Station”
Captain Frank Furillo of the Hill Street police station has his hands full handling his ex-wife, an explosive hostage standoff, and a shooting involving two of his best cops.
Captain Furillo summons the heads of the various local gangs in an attempt to ensure their peaceful "cooperation" during a visit by the President of the United States.
“Politics as Usual”
As the gang negotiations continue, cop Johnny LaRue gets in trouble accepting a bribe from a drug-dealing fellow cop, and Furillo's ex-wife is busted on possession.
“Can World War III Be an Attitude?”
The cops on the Hill face the possibility of an all-out assault from the local gangs after the President cancels his visit and the electricity and phones go dead.
As Furillo continues to try to exonerate LaRue, Officers Hill and Belker go in drag to catch a rapist terrorizing a local park.
“Film at Eleven”
Furillo continues to search for the suspect who wounded Hill and Renko even as the two officers deal with a voodoo-spouting woman, and Belker confronts a man who claims he's a vampire.
Furillo not only has to deal with a gang leader with hostages, but a trigger-happy commander of the precinct's EATers (Emergency Action Team) squad.
“Up in Arms”
As Furillo tries to calm angry storeowners who feel the police haven't done enough to keep their businesses safe, Sgt. Esterhaus receives a cryptic note from a menacing ex-con.
“Your Kind, My Kind, Humankind”
LaRue tries to get somewhere with a reporter by taking her to a stackout leaving Furillo to deal with its aftermath -- a deadly shootout between the vigilante storeowners and the local gang.
As rumor circulates on the Hill that Furillo will be promoted to division commander, LaRue and Washington decide to liven up the precinct's annual search for alligators in the city sewers.
“Life, Death, Eternity”
Furillo jeopardizes his promotion with an investigation that may tie the death of a 15-year-old prostitute to a local councilman, and LaRue tries to fund his proposed "saloondromat."
“I Never Promised You a Rose, Marvin”
Hunter finally convinces the department to purchase a new flame-throwing attack tank for his EATers squad only to have it stolen after he leaves the keys in the ignition.
“Fecund Hand Rose”
Furillo angrily strikes a deal with a dirty cop in order to clear LaRue, while Sgt. Esterhaus has second thoughts about his upcoming marriage.
“Rites of Spring (1)”
Hill and Renko arrest a young mother who regularly abandons her two toddlers and the station watches as a brutal vice cop is investigated...for a fourth time.
“Rites of Spring (2)”
LaRue's excessive drinking on the job catches up with him, and Goldblume considers retiring as his son's health deteriorates.
“Jungle Madness (1)”
Washington unearths evidence to clear a bigoted narcotics cop, unaware that the police brass plan to let the cop "fry" in order to placate the outraged black community.
“Jungle Madness (2)”
Furillo and Davenport's plans for a romantic getaway have to be cancelled after a tragic shooting involving Officers Bates and Coffey.