Episodes 22

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Lights Out

August 17, 1996

An anti-technology terrorist is setting bombs around the beach, and will only let T.C. and Victor dismantle them. He wants all power in Santa Monica shut down for twelve hours on the first of the month. An FBI agent comes in to assist the unit, butting heads with Palermo by making Chris his liaison. In the end, it's the Bike Patrol -- and not the FBI -- that discovers the bomber's true plan is to use the blackout to pull a multi-million dollar bank heist. While this is happening, T.C.'s girlfriend Sandy returns to live with him, with the condition that he not tell her anything about his job so she won't worry. But the agreement ends up making things harder on both of them.

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August 24, 1996

T.C.'s girlfriend Sandy is attacked at home by a serial rapist called ""The Daystalker"". During their investigation, the Bike Patrol must deal with a by-the-book detective who has her own ideas about how the case should be handled. Afraid that the Daystalker will move on to another town before they can catch him, Cory volunteers to act as bait in a trap, just as he crosses over from serial rapist to serial killer.

Elvis is hexed by a Rastafarian vendor on the boardwalk. After discovering that Victor is actually responsible for the resulting weird events, Elvis has the hex transferred to Victor.

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Rapscallions

September 7, 1996

With help from some skinhead cronies, the new manager for an apartment building on the Venice Boardwalk makes life hell for the tenants. The owner wants to raze the existing building and build high-priced condos. Cory and T.C. are sent to ""maintain a presence"" to keep the situation from getting out of hand.

One of the tenants, a former Navy SEAL/ war hero, refuses to budge. Despite constant run-ins with the manager and his gang, he refuses to press charges, making it impossible for T.C. and Cory to make any arrests.

Palermo has woman trouble on two fronts. He's dating a woman several (noticeable) years his junior, which reinforces his fear that he's gotten old. Matters are complicated when his sixteen year-old daughter Jessie unexpectedly shows up to live with him and doesn't take kindly to the new female in his life.

Lifeguard captain Mackie Smith is back, challenging the Bike Patrol to a roller-hockey game versus the lifeguards. The lifeguards show up with NHL hockey star Rob Blake p

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Bangers

September 14, 1996

While struggling to save a young teenager, Ricky, from a life of gangbanging, Victor finds himself falling for the boy's spirited older sister, Linda. Just as Victor starts to get through to him, Ricky runs away, convinced Victor's only hanging out with him to get in good with Linda. Victor has to find him before he commits a serious crime which will wed him to the gangbanging life forever.

At Cory's invitation, Chris agrees to stay at her apartment for a week while hers is being painted. The resulting ""Odd Couple"" situation almost breaks the friendship.

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Point Blank

September 21, 1996

During a fight with an armed robbery suspect, T.C. is knocked out and his gun stolen. T.C. takes it hard, and things get worse when they find the thief...killed by a bullet from T.C.'s gun. The trail of the gun leads to several other crimes, and eventually falls into the hands of a sixteen year-old boy who's being extorted by a group of kids on the boardwalk. Fearing further physical assaults, he's refused to report his bullies to the Bike Patrol. This gun is a way to finally get rid of his tormentors...permanently.

Victor and Chris are approached by an eight year-old boy reporting his dog has been stolen. They don't take the report very seriously, until a partial license plate number is traced to a kennel which supplies dogs to research labs.

As a practical joke, Cory signs Chris up with a video-dating service. Initially upset, Chris comes to view it as an excellent way to screen thousands of potential boyfriends without the hassle and disappointment of a full-blown first date.

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September 28, 1996

The Bike Patrol investigates a series of home invasion robberies affecting Asian families. The case is unusual in that the robbers use keys to gain entrance and battery-powered bikes to make their getaway. The unit discovers that the thieves pose as valets at upscale restaurant parking lots to get access to house keys, and that one of the ringleaders has very close ties to one of the victims.

When her older brother, Peter, suddenly begins buying luxuries for his family, Cory discovers that he's financing his purchases with money stolen from drug dealers. Her brother promises to stop, but Cory feels he's sullied the honor of being a cop--and his own status as her idolized older brother.

The Bike Squad brings in a psychic to help them on the home invasion case. Although extremely skeptical at first, Chris comes to believe in his abilities when he correctly predicts her dental trouble.

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October 6, 1996

Palermo, T.C. and Chris arrest two surfers who assault a kayaker ""invading their turf"". Out on bail, the surfers begin an ever-accelerating intimidation campaign against the kayaker's girlfriend to keep her from testifying against them in court.

Elvis is excited to be invited to a swingers party. The only catch is that he has to bring along a date to ""exchange"". Chris accepts Elvis' invitation to the supposed Charity Ball, with no idea of what's really in store.

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Undercover

October 13, 1996

Against Palermo's wishes, a Lieutenant from Santa Monica Metro sends Chris undercover to catch a man who's laundering money for Latino drug cartels. Chris' job is to hack into his computer and download files for evidence, but after spending time with the enigmatic computer whiz she begins to wonder if her feelings are entirely objective. When he confides to her that he's retiring and invites her to join him on a remote island, Chris finds herself considering the offer.

Cory breaks up with yuppie boyfriend Steven, but he begs her to take him back, promising to reform. When she rebuffs him for the last time, he mounts a psychological attack against her and her family, covering his tracks well enough so that Cory can't definitively prove he's the culprit.

T.C. and Victor chase down a group of rollerbladers who are terrorizing boardwalk patrons with paintball guns.

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October 20, 1996

Texas stick-up artist Jackie Earl Bates arrives in town with girlfriend Erlene Keene. Jackie's told her they've won the lottery, and she's excited to pursue her dream of becoming a centerfold model and television star. Once in Santa Monica, Jackie continues to rob stores, but the Bike Patrol's efforts to catch him are repeatedly thwarted by Tyrone Justice, a bounty hunter who's followed Jackie from Texas.

When Cory and Victor discover a couple presumed lost at sea, the event makes the newscasts. MTV-style show ""Blast Off"" host Ginger Delvecchio sees the report and recruits Victor (and Cory) to provide security on her set against two frat boys trying to steal her bikini top. Later, Cory is disgusted to learn the rescued couple staged their disappearance to reap the monetary benefits of selling their story.

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Cranked Up

November 3, 1996

The Bike Patrol participates in the ""Eco-Relay"", an exhausting bike race through the Santa Monica Mountains. Palermo is left behind with the truck as support. While taking a treacherous short cut, Victor's bike is damaged and Chris goes for help alone. In the middle of the forest, she stumbles on a crystal met amphetamine lab and is taken hostage by the ""chemists"" running the place--including a woman insanely jealous of Chris' affect on ""her"" men.

When Victor and the others attempt a rescue, Cory is shot and all are recaptured. This leaves only Palermo to save his crew and stop the meth shipment from making it to the streets...all without weapons or a working radio.

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Deja Vu

November 10, 1996

Gene Savage, the ""dirty"" cop Palermo testified against early in his career, is out of jail and back in business with an arcade on the boardwalk. Savage does everything he can -- including hiring Palermo's girlfriend as a bookkeeper -- to pull Palermo into an altercation, then hands the incriminating security tape over to Internal Affairs. Later, a man is found dead on the beach, and Palermo's back-up revolver, stolen during a robbery, is the murder weapon. A teenage bike thief that T.C. and Victor have been chasing is a witness to the murder, but refuses to cooperate.

A member of a ""Good Samaritans"" group similar to the ""Red Berets"" sports a beret and a huge crush on Cory. Despite her warnings against vigilante behavior, he almost gets his partner killed chasing a drug dealer. Cory must find him before he seeks retribution.

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November 17, 1996

Two Russian mobsters, ILYA and GYORGI, extort Boardwalk vendors for ""protection money,"" but the vendors are too intimidated to identify the mobsters to the Bike Patrol. When ED TARLOW, a paraplegic store owner, is attacked, he agrees to testify. Palermo assigns T.C. and Cory to provide protection, but T.C.'s disdain toward Ed's questionable drug background and cop-hating attitude almost blows the case.

Chris suspects a trio of karate-trained teenage girls are responsible for several assaults on the beach. One of the girls, CARA, is uncomfortable with their vigilante attacks, but is hesitant to confide in Chris -- until Cara's friends question her loyalty.

Victor's in a bad position when Jessie Palermo asks him about birth control and makes him promise not to tell her father. He takes it upon himself to check out her new boyfriend. When Palermo finds Victor's business card in Jessie's wallet -- along with a condom -- Victor's stuck with his oath to Jessie.

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December 8, 1996

A pair of daredevils pull dangerous, ""extreme"" stunts around the Boardwalk, hoping to be winners in an on-line contest on the internet. Unknown to Palermo, his daughter, Jessie, is attracted to one of the guys and is videotaping their exploits for the competition.

Two hijackers sell the goods from stolen trucks to various vendors on the Boardwalk. Chris gets closer to the case than she realizes when unscrupulous jewelry vendor MAHMOOD sells her a stolen watch.

Victor's mother ROSA pays an unexpected visit, frustrating his efforts to get some ""quality time"" with Linda. When Rosa becomes overly curious --in Victor's opinion -- about Linda's plans for marriage and family, he gets angry. Much to his surprise, Linda then gets angry at him.

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December 15, 1996

While fleeing two thugs, a man falls from his hotel room window and comes to with amnesia, ­ a condition which stifles Chris and Cory's investigation of the incident. As Cory tries to help the victim regain his memory ­ before the gunmen return ­ she finds herself attracted to this mysterious stranger. An attraction which is fully reciprocated.

When T.C.'s girlfriend, SANDY, is accepted to a graduate school program in Georgia, she has to decide whether to pursue her dream of becoming a therapist or stay with the man she loves.

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Black Pearl

January 5, 1997

A deadly new form of heroin hits the streets of Santa Monica, sending the Bike Patrol into overtime as all hell breaks loose. During the investigation, T.C. falls under the seductive spell of an undercover DEA agent who's investigating one of the drug distributors but has become an addict herself.

Victor is ordered to attend requalifying training on the bike, and much to his horror, his instructor is HANS REY, a former instructor who made his life miserable the first time around. The two engage in a one-upmanship contest, judged by Chris.

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Soft Targets

January 12, 1997

An Army veteran, ZACK TORRANCE, holds the beach hostage -- including Victor, Cory and several school children -- to insure that his information about a clandestine Army-sponsored drug operation reaches the public. As T.C. tries to negotiate with Zack, F.B.I. agent FRANKLIN QUILL takes over, and his orders result in Zack's death. Quill turns out to have a secret history with Zack, including a suspected affiliation with the C.I.A.

Cory tries to fix up T.C. with her school teacher friend GINA, whose ex-boyfriend DEAN, a lifeguard, isn't ready to give her up. Gina is wounded in the beach shoot-out, and when Dean risks his life to come to her aid, Gina realizes her love for him.

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Runaway

January 19, 1997

When MAGGIE GARRITY, the attractive director of a local shelter, comes to the Firehouse to report a missing runaway girl, T.C.'s motivation to help is less than altruistic. During their search for the girl, who has fallen in with two thieves, T.C. gets up the nerve to ask Maggie out, only to find out that she's a nun.

Victor borrows Palermo's brand-new, extremely expensive bike, but loses it to a street kid who then delights at eluding him.

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Full Moon

February 23, 1997

The investigation of a string of ATM robberies brings T.C. and Chris together on a stakeout -- and closer together in their personal lives. When Palermo finds out that his two officers are romantically involved, T.C. and Chris have to decide whether to break up or transfer out of the Bike Patrol.

Palermo's name turns up in Hollywood madam Laila Stine's ""little black book"", putting his career on the line. He and Cory discover that Laila padded her book with the names of people in law enforcement, hoping that then no one would come after her for fear of embarrassment.

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March 2, 1997

Chris discovers that Rosey Evans, the friendly girl who serves her coffee every morning, is a runaway living with her boyfriend, who was also her high school teacher. When they bring Rosey into custody and call her father to pick her up, Chris is shocked to discover that Mr. Evans severely beat his daughter, part of the reason that she ran away.

In exchange for a lighter sentence, a criminal gives Cory some important information: a powerful drug dealer has hired a hitman to kill her brother, Peter McNamara in retribution for strong-arming him when he was a dirty cop. Cory and Peter have to draw the hitman out of hiding and defeat him without alerting anyone on the police force

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Bad Company

April 6, 1997

JIMMY GUERRERO, a friend of Victor's, is killed in connection with an underground fighting syndicate, leaving his angry younger brother BILLY seeking revenge. Victor defuses the brother's desire to take revenge himself, convincing Billy to introduce him into the ring as a street fighter so Victor can find his friend's killer.

An uneasy truce between rival Santa Monica gangs -- a truce that Palermo helped put together -- is in danger of dissolving when SAMMY LUGO makes both leaders believe the other is breaking the peace in an effort to sell weapons to both sides.

Elvis goes into hiding when he witnesses Jimmy's beating and the simultaneous gun exchange, but a bad case of claustrophobia makes him an unwelcome houseguest for T.C.

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The Last Ride

April 13, 1997

Victor's close childhood friend EMILIO LOPEZ, a troubled kid who grew up to be a troubled adult -- Victor's mother ROSA has always considered him to be a second son. Out on parole, Emilio has taken a job at the local high school, but little does Victor know that Emilio is the leader of a car theft ring that's already left one person dead. Victor has to chase down his own best friend, who is determined not to go back to jail no matter what.

MAHMOOD, sentenced to community service for his illegal activities (detailed in the episode ""Outlaw Extreme""), is back at it when he and his ""business partner"" SARA FARMAN try to sell the Santa Monica Pier to a wise-guy wannabe LENNY STEINRUDER. But Sara takes off with the money, leaving Mahmood to deal with Lenny's anger -- and learning too late that Lenny has familial connections to a New York mafioso known as the ""Jewish Godfather."" Cory and Chris reluctantly agree to help him only long enough to arrest Lenny as a way of getting to his father-in-l

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April 20, 1997

Timothy Stone, the F.B.I. agent who worked with the Bike Patrol on the bombing case in ""Lights Out"", returns to the Firehouse to get Cory and Chris' assistance in investigating a counterfeit ring operating in Santa Monica. Chris and Cory both find themselves attracted to Agent Stone, but when he and Cory begin a romance, Chris feels betrayed.

The counterfeiter, Lazlo Parkes-- who the Treasury Department has nicknamed ""Rumplestiltskin"" -- has been passing off fake $100 bills at Santa Monica hotspots with the help of a trio of women: Bree, Sheila and Lana. Lazlo is plotting to exchange one million in fake bills for a supply of heroin from drug lord Alejandro Cruz-- a drug deal that Palermo has ordered T.C. and Victor to investigate. Little does Lazlo expect that Bree is plotting with boyfriend Nicky Mink to kill Lazlo and take off with the money... until the other two women discover the plan.

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