Hill Street Blues/Rites of Spring (1)

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Rites of Spring (1)
Season 1, Episode 13
Airdate May 19, 1981
Production Number 0413A
Written by Michael Kozoll,
Steven Bochco
Directed by Gregory Hoblit
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Rites of Spring (2)
Hill Street BluesSeason One
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Rites of Spring (1) is the thirteenth episode of the first season of Hill Street Blues.

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti (Captain Frank Furillo), Michael Conrad (Sergeant Phil Esterhaus), Michael Warren (Officer Bobby Hill), Bruce Weitz (Detective Mick Belker), James B. Sikking (Lieutenant Howard Hunter), Joe Spano (Detective Henry Goldblume), Barbara Bosson (Fay Furillo), Taurean Blacque (Detective Neal Washington), Kiel Martin (Detective J.D. LaRue), Rene Enriquez (Lieutenant Ray Callentano), Betty Thomas (Officer Lucille Bates)

Charles Haid (Officer Andy Renko)

and Veronica Hamel (Joyce Davenport)

Guest Starring: Charles Hallahan (Charlie Weeks), Ed Marinaro (Officer Joe Coffey), James Remar (Beau Gregory), Van Nessa L. Clarke (Shirret Anders), Charles Weldon (Lt. Clayton Snow)

Co-Starring: Mimi Rogers (Sandra Pauley), Freddye Chapman (Denise Thompson), Starletta Du Pois (2nd Neighbor)

With Tony Perez (Officer Mike Perez), Myrna White (1st Neighbor), Mark Cassella (Jay Driver)


Plot Overview

Hill and Renko arrest a young mother who regularly abandons her two toddlers and the station watches as a brutal vice cop is investigated...for a fourth time.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments