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Race through the streets of Los Angeles with Adam-12, the series that defined the police drama genre. Still mourning the death of his former partner, Officer Pete Malloy is teamed with rookie Officer Jim Reed and together they serve and protect the City of Angels as "Adam-12", their unit's radio call number. Watch a these brothers in blue struggle to manage the job's demands and frustrations, as they battle drug dealers, intervene in domestic disputes and pursue suspects in high-speed chases.

Genres: Crime | Drama | Action
Station: NBC (US)
Rating: 0/10 from 0 users
Status: Ended
Start: 1968-09-21

Adam-12 Season 3 Air Dates


S03E01 - Log 174 -- Loan Sharks Air Date: 20 September 1970 00:00 -

Malloy and Reed investigate the beatings of several people in a factory parking lot only to reveal a gambling/loan shark operation with the heavies working over those behind on their loan payments. One lone schoolboy stands up to the organization and commits himself to help the police and testify in court. Along their way they arrest an armed robber of a liquor store who out of guilt could only take $2 from the attendant, and was subsequently robbed himself.


S03E02 - Log 35 -- Easy Bare Rider Air Date: 27 September 1970 00:00 -

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Malloy and Reed investigate the mysterious source behind a boy's suspicious spending spree, wield a blanket instead of gun during a disrobed driver's DUI arrest, and bust up a car parts theft ring doing business in a park after dark.


S03E03 - Log 95 -- Purse Snatcher Air Date: 04 October 1970 00:00 -

Malloy and Reed assist Officer Brinkman in tracking down a serial purse-snatching gang led by a teen named Benji. Brinkman goes undercover in drag while Malloy, Reed, and Sgt. MacDonald monitor from unmarked cars. Once the gang is apprehended, Malloy takes on Benji's inattentive father who can't seem to get it through his thick skull that purse snatching is a serious crime. Returning from their two days off, they respond to a 2-11 in progress where they find the store owner hit by a bullet and Benji, who was released after only one day, wielding a gun. Armed and desperate, Benji holes up in an alley where Malloy, Reed and Benji's father try to talk him out. An emotional discussion between Benji and Dad reveal the heart of the troubled youth. Dad tries to disarm Benji, with shattering results.


S03E04 - Log 45 -- Bright Boy Air Date: 11 October 1970 00:00 -

Malloy and Reed have a monotonous day interrupted by two rambunctious female felonious joyriders, an exceptionally bright young boy with a photographic memory named Harold that clues them into a home burglary ring disguised as movers, respond to two paint-sniffing country bumpkins shooting rifles at a suspended box of dynamite, and check out a beauty school client who lodges a potentially explosive complaint. While at the station, Malloy and Reed decide to check in on Harold to discover he doesn't see the burglar's mugshot in the books. When they give Harold a ride home, Harold spots the burglar. Malloy and Reed make a successful, albeit bullet riddled, arrest and solve the crime while proving Harold's brilliance to the police department's doubting detectives.


S03E05 - Log 65 -- Cigarettes, Cars and Wild, Wild Women Air Date: 18 October 1970 00:00 -

Reed and Malloy work to break up an auto theft ring, where pretty mini-skirted women bait young motorists into giving them a ride, steal their cars and take them to a local chop-shop for disassembly (to sell the parts on the black market).


S03E06 - Log 55 -- Missing Child Air Date: 01 November 1970 01:00 -

Malloy and Reed rescue a cat and birds from an elderly woman's good intentions, a man from being robbed by his nephew, get help investigating a missing girl with a band-aid on her right leg from the little girl who lives down the lane, and respond to a auto robbery turned homicide where Malloy convinces a Hispanic family that the US law will protect them.


S03E07 - Log 75 -- Have a Nice Weekend Air Date: 08 November 1970 01:00 -

The shift starts with Reed being taken hostage by a woman out of her mind. They are faced with multiple reports of burglaries in a neighborhood and the thieves appear to be young boys. After a couple interviews Malloy picks up on the fact that the victims are all supposed to be playing bridge and it points to one family. Mixed into their day they break up a fight over what music to play in front of a church between the choir director and organist.


S03E08 - Log 105 -- Elegy for a Pig Air Date: 22 November 1970 01:00 -

In this documentary style episode, Malloy narrates the story of his best friend Officer Tom Porter, who was killed chasing a suspect. He talks about how he and Porter applied for and attended the academy together and their history as members of the force. It also looks at Porter's personal life including how he met his wife Marge on the day he applied for the force and the birth of his two children.


S03E09 - Log 25 -- Indians Air Date: 29 November 1970 01:00 -

Malloy and Reed confront a series of explosions due to a protection racket. They happen upon a shooting as it occurs while hunting the bomber. That is followed with a call to a bar where a fight was reported between Apache Indians but the fight has stopped when they arrive. Later they receive a tip that a fight to the death is about to occur between the Apaches because one of them is seeing the other one's 16 year old sister.


S03E10 - Log 135 -- Arson Air Date: 06 December 1970 01:00 -

Not only do Malloy and Reed have to deal with a strings of fires with conflicting descriptions of the fire-bug, but they must also handle an escaped mental patient holding a knife to his wife's throat.


S03E11 - Log 46 -- Pilgrimage Air Date: 20 December 1970 01:00 -

In this Christmas themed show Malloy and Reed confront a man who robbed a bell ringing Santa Claus followed by a pregnant woman caught shop lifting. She tells the store manager and the officers she wanted to be caught so her kids would be taken some place for Christmas since her husband deserted her. The store manager has a change of heart and she is taken to social services for help. They also encounter a Native American couple with a young daughter from New Mexico who are unaccustomed to city life. Later they are found sleeping in the hills and their daughter has walked away requiring a search party.


S03E12 - Log 85 -- Sign of the Twins Air Date: 27 December 1970 01:00 -

Malloy and Reed start the shift with a call to a liquor store robbery where a fellow officer was shot but the owner of the store appears to be lying. Further investigation pushes the owner to admit one of the thieves was his brother and he was trying to protect him. In the meantime, they have a zoning issue with an elderly lady who does astrology readings out of her apartment followed by the report of a young boy asking a pharmacist questions about Seconal pills he had. When they confront his mother, she is not very cooperative. They end with a shoot-out with the liquor store thieves at a stake-out.


S03E13 - Log 175 -- Con Artists Air Date: 03 January 1971 01:00 -

Malloy and Reed are busying tracking the exploits of the con artist Johnson family making their annual pilgrimage through Los Angles ripping off people. They involve false delivery of wood, bogus roof repair, and finally catching rattlesnakes for a couple of elderly sisters. Mixed in is the capture of a two men trying to burn a plant where one of them had been fired as a security guard for drinking on the job.


S03E14 - Log 115 -- Gang War Air Date: 10 January 1971 01:00 -

Patrol starts with a robbery suspect at a gas station and grocery store escaping Reed on foot. The pair are called in to quell a brewing fight between two gangs by a local priest. With backup they succeed in breaking up the rumble before the fight breaks out. A domestic dispute calls leads the pair to the robbery suspect who is sick after eating the food he stole. They are then called a second time to stop the gang fight but are too late to stop it.


S03E15 - Log 26 -- LEMRAS (Law Enforcement Manpower Resources Allocation System) Air Date: 17 January 1971 01:00 -

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The department introduces the LEMRAS program to help identify major crime problems one of which is hitting Malloy and Reed's area. In addition they hand a grocery store holdup and catch a kidnapper of a young girl.


S03E16 - Log 155 -- I.A.D. Air Date: 22 January 1971 01:00 -

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The show starts with Officer Tony Johnson saving Malloy's life when he is almost gored by a fork lift while they arrest men committing a warehouse robbery. After the shift Johnson turns down Malloy's offer of a steak dinner as he has been told a complaint has been lodged against him for blackmail. Malloy believes him to be innocent and Johnson tells them his version of the story. He needs to find a B girl named Ginger who he says can clear him. Malloy and Reed are called to a bar where they happen to find Ginger and she eagerly tells a story exactly like Johnson's leading Malloy to confront Johnson about the truth. Reed provides a hint via a tip to a waitress at a restaurant where Reed is forced to intervene in a dispute.


S03E17 - Log 66 -- The Vandals Air Date: 29 January 1971 01:00 -

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The shift starts with the officers pulling over a vehicle for a traffic violation. When Reed spots one of the men pulling a gun, they arrest them after learning the car is stolen. They find the body of a young woman which the men planned to dump in the ocean in the trunk of the car. The girl had stolen the car and the men who escaped from a mental institution killed her for seven dollars and the car. Later the officers are called to a home where a teenage girl's friends accidentally break a small window while toilet papering the house. The girl tells the officers the boys are planning to return but she refuses to name them. The officers roll by the house as the boys are in a fight with the father resulting in him being seriously stabbed.


S03E18 - Log 36 -- Man Between Air Date: 05 February 1971 01:00 -

Reed is conned out of $300.00 by a door to door salesman who modifies a $30.00 check Reed gives him. Ed Wells gives Reed a hard time about being too trusting which is further embellished when Reed buys a day old newspaper from a young boy. On the street they are faced with a fight by two men over a marijuana plant. It is followed by a woman running to a bank for a $1000 ransom for her young baby being held by a mentally unstable and armed man. Finally they are called to a home where a hysterical woman tells them a man in a light colored shirt shot at her. Reed and Wells catch a man fitting the description in the backyard but the man says he is innocent. Reed wants to see if the woman can identify him but Wells takes him to the station under arrest. After the woman calmed down she told Mally the man who shot at her was her drunk husband who shows up again threatening her and Reed. Wells is then faced with a chewing out by Sgt. MacDonald for making the false arrest giving Reed some revenge and smiles.


S03E19 - Log 165 -- Once a Cop Air Date: 12 February 1971 01:00 -

While on beat patrol they come across a homeless man who has been stabbed. They suspect a retired policeman, Jack Donohoe, living in the run down area who always seems to be on the scene at crimes there and take him in for questioning. That is followed by a call about a woman shooting a phone booth at Union Station. She has been bilked out of her money by an agent promising her a career in movies after coming from Missouri and then they find that her suitcase was stolen by a man who switched locker keys on her. The suitcase contains her pet rattlesnake, Henry. Donohoe is released when it is determined someone else is guilty and they drop him off at Union Station with a warning. They are called back to Union Station again to arrest a robbery suspect who fires at them. However, Donohue intervenes in the incident.


S03E20 - Log 76 -- Militants Air Date: 19 February 1971 01:00 -

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Malloy and Reed are called to the scene of an ambushed of two officers by a pair of black men. One officer is severely injured but tells them he believes he wounded one of the assailants. During a search Reed and Malloy find one of the assailants as he dies from his wounds in an alley. He is a member of a black militant group. At the hospital Reed sees a black friend, Kenneth James, and his family with whom he played football in school. They have to inform him it was his younger brother they found dead and later it is determined his older brother was the accomplice. The militant group accuses the police of murdering the younger James boy and Kenneth believes them even when Reed says it isn't true. When Kenneth confronts his older brother Cleotis, he learns the truth as Malloy and Reed arrest him.


S03E21 - Log 164 -- The Poachers Air Date: 26 February 1971 01:00 -

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The first call is a police garage employee taking a police car for a "Code 3" ride followed by a young woman trying to cash an Old Age Benefits check she found. Malloy and Reed are accused of poaching Officer Ed Wells' territory when they check some warehouses in Wells' area that has been having a rash of break-ins. They both have a nervous time in a mortuary that has been broken into and the thief is found hiding in a casket. During rounds they finally catch a pair of men high on drugs breaking into a warehouse.


S03E22 - Log 16 -- Child in Danger Air Date: 05 March 1971 01:00 -

The day starts with a robbery in progress by two men at a bar. Malloy is forced to shoot one of the men. The shift continues with Malloy warning a young woman in a bad neighborhood at a store to pick up food for her friends that she should be careful and to avoid the area in the future but she makes light of the issue. The pair handle a call at an apartment building about noise indicating a domestic dispute but the couple living there report no problems even though her face is severely injured. While back on patrol they notice two men helping the young woman with her car. When they check the men's car, they are wanted for kidnapping. With the aid of a helicopter patrol they are able to capture the men and rescue the woman. They close the shift with a return to the apartment complex where the mother asks for their help for her daughter and the men have to chase the husband through the parking lot as he tries to escape.


S03E23 - Log 56 -- Vice Versa Air Date: 12 March 1971 01:00 -

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It's a good news/bad news situation for Malloy. The good news is that it's his birthday. The bad news is that he forgot to renew his drivers license and must now let Reed drive Adam-12, something he was always nervous about. Also, during this day, the officers must deal with an unusual bank robbery, an abandoned baby, a woman who murdered her husband on their wedding anniversary and a drug dealer who uses an ice cream truck to sell marijuana and other drugs.


S03E24 - Log 106 -- Post Time Air Date: 19 March 1971 01:00 -

A press is stolen from a print shop; an elderly gentleman threatens a shoot-out rather than leave his apartment; and the officers encounter an armored car -- not bank-type, but ex-Army.


S03E25 - Log 88 -- Reason to Run Air Date: 02 April 1971 01:00 -

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Malloy and Reed are called to a riding stable run by retired actor Slim Berkeley. The owner is careless about trusting people and has $100 and a gold belt buckle stolen. By instinct due to a record in New York his young assistant runs but when searched nothing is found. A call to a phone booth where the man inside is being attacked by another man leads to a drug arrest and sore jaw for Reed. Reed spots a robbery at a drive-in resulting in a shoot-out and capture of the robber. An illegally parked car with a woman who refuses to move the car leads to a second shoot out with two men robbing a liquor store. A complaint is filed by a jewelery salesman. His new convertible is poured full of concrete by the husband of his client in front of the client's house (the concrete had time to completely harden). When Slim reports a second robbery of his clients money, the mother of one the clients comes forward to say her daughter has a history of theft and she returns the belt buckle.


S03E26 - Log 125 -- Safe Job Air Date: 06 April 1971 01:00 -

A series of safe jobs lead Malloy and Reed to an old-time safe-cracker who's supposedly gone straight, but there may be more to it then they think.

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