Adam-12 (1968)/Log 51: A Jumper - Code 2

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Log 51: A Jumper - Code 2
Season 1, Episode 19
Airdate February 15, 1969
Written by Richard Neil Morgan
Directed by Harry Morgan
Produced by R.A. Cinader
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Log 51: A Jumper - Code 2 is the nineteenth episode of the first season of Adam-12.

Starring: Martin Milner (Officer Pete Malloy), Kent McCord (Officer Jim Reed)

with Henry Beckman (Charles Levering), Katherine Squire (Mrs. Hess), Hal Smith (Edward Brown), William Boyett (Sgt. MacDonald), Charles Brewer (Officer Brinkman), Chuck Bowman (Officer Miller), Robert B. Williams (Manager), Bert Holland (Leonard Ross), Lillian Powell (Thelma Martin), Jon Shank (Binky Tremaine)

Uncredited: Shaaron Claridge (Dispatcher)


Plot Overview

Malloy frantically tries to dissuade a man from leaping from the roof of a building. However, his handling of the incident -- and Reed trying to defend his partner's decisions -- draws strong rebukes from the usually amiable Sgt. McDonald.


  • Although aired as the nineteenth episode in the series, "A Jumper - Code 2" was the third episode filmed, and second since a full season was ordered by NBC. One of the giveaways was, toward the episode, an exchange between Sgt. McDonald, and officers Reed and Malloy, over Malloy's poor judgment in talking a possible jumper off a ledge of a tall apartment building. As McDonald is scolding Malloy, Reed jumps to his partner's defense, prompting Mac to sternly tell Reed, "You've been on the job three weeks. You don't have an opinion!" It has been pointed out such a line would have made sense had it aired in the fall of 1968, rather than toward the end of the season, by which time Reed (logically) would have learned when the right time to comment was and when it was a not-so-good if not wrong time.

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