Friday and Smith are assigned to investigate the strangulation of an unidentified woman in a hotel room. With no leads and no clues, and no idea of who she is, they must start from scratch to find her killer.
An elderly widower is missing, so Friday and Smith retrace his actions before his disappearance. Things point to a long vacation until the story of Mrs. Banner, who rented the man’s house, doesn’t add up.
A man is pulled from his car, beaten and robbed. The criminal apparently makes his escape in the man’s car. Friday and Smith have to find him.
Friday leads a team in a raid on the house of a very dangerous armed robber, which results in a bloody shootout.
Gordon Miller, a young pianist, is found near an abandoned freight car holding the dead body of a woman in his arms. He claims he has killed her. Called to interrogate him, Friday and Smith remain skeptical.
A lady reports an abandoned baby at a bus depot. Officers Friday and Smith investigate, and realize her story doesn’t quite hold water.
Friday and Jacobs look for an elderly woman who has been passing bad checks just three different months a year for nearly 10 years.
Friday and Smith search for a missing boy. The first sign that the case is serious is when blood is found. Further probing reveals the boy’s parents had purchased him a .22-caliber rifle for Christmas — and the weapon is missing, removed from its wrapped package.
Upper middle-class teenagers in Los Angeles are going crazy. They trash a movie theater, beating up the manager and pushing a young man through a plate glass window. Sergeant Friday must get to the bottom of what is causing this to happen.