Pepper and Bill go undercover to catch a rapist/killer who is targeting the wives of patients at a hospital. The first suspect is the amorous parking attendant. However, Pepper is later abducted by the real killer, the nephew of a pair of nurses at the hospital, who kills as a way of getting back at his mother who abandoned him as a child.Read More
In this episode two rapes are investigated. The first victim is a woman who is raped the day before her daughter is supposed to get married. The second victim is an alcoholic who was raped and murdered and her body dumped in a vacant lot. It is later revealed that the first victim made up the story in order to stop the wedding. The second rape is solved when a teenager who was teased by the victim admits to killing her.Read More
"Flowers of Evil" is a 1974 episode of the American police procedural television series Police Woman. The episode features Sgt. Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson going undercover at a nursing home to investigate a murder. She uncovers a trio of lesbians who are robbing and murdering their elderly residents. The episode, the 8th of the first season, originally aired on November 8, 1974.
Gay and lesbian organizations protested "Flowers of Evil", which producers said was based on a real case, for its portrayal of the killers as lesbians and for the stereotypical presentation of lesbianism. The episode aired a month after a similarly controversial episode of Marcus Welby, M.D. on ABC garnered national protests. Mindful of that recent controversy, NBC delayed the episode and ordered some changes but they were not enough to allay gay and lesbian concern over network television's negative portrayal of homosexuality. After negotiations, NBC agreed not to rerun the episode.Read More