Original Airdate: 19-Dec-1982
Plot: When Ponch and Bobby come upon an accident caused by a "No Nukes" bus, they meet Getraer's daughter, Ellen. After the briefing, a kid gets hit by a car while playing catch with his step-dad. Ponch discovers bruises and possible child abuse.
Later, Getraer visits his daughter at the protest headquarters. Back at Central, Ponch is leading the CHP in riot training. When they finish up, Ponch, Bobby, and Bruce go to the hospital the abused kid admits that he was beaten by his step-father. Ponch, Bobby, and Bruce chase after the step-father as he leaves the hospital. The arrest him after he crashes into several parked cars.
Later, the "No Nukes" bus is going under a bridge and its brakes give out. A it crashes, a fire breaks out, and everyone is trapped inside. Ellen manages to keep everyone calm and helps them out. Ponch enters the underpass with a single fire extinguisher, puts out the fire, and gets everyone out. Later, when the protesters refuse to leave, they are arrested...including Ellen. Getraer goes to bail out Ellen and everything turns out fine for them.
Back at Central, Harlan shows up to his goodbye party but we learn that he failed his physical because of his eyesight.
Briefing: Harlan needs a replacement and possible protest trouble
Guest Stars: Lynn Holly Johnson, Adam Rich (from Eight is Enough as Louis), Bruce Penhall (as Bruce Nelson), John Elerick (as Reverend Porter), Marc Vahanian (as Harry), Constance Ball (as Carol), Paul Tulley (as Hal), Carol Connors (as Woman Driver), Dennis Haskins (as Plant Worker), Steve Kinnett (as Cadet), Murray McMurry (as Plant Worker), Howard Stover (as Cadet), Chet Walker (as Cadet)
Written by: Norman Hudis
Teleplay by: Norman Hudis and Larry Mollin
Directed by: Nicholas Sgarro
- Adam Rich starred in Eight is Enough and his character has an "8" on his shirt. Coincidence?
- In the first car jump of the show, you can see the ramp.
- So Getraer has a daughter huh? Then why haven't we heard of her before now? We've only heard of Getraer's two sons...not Ellen.
- During the fire, Bobby tries to keep Getraer out of the underpass. Then why did he let Ponch in? And why did he and Kathy run in immediately after Getraer did?
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