S.W.A.T./Pressure Cooker

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Pressure Cooker
Season 1, Episode 4
Airdate March 17, 1975
Written by Walter Black
Directed by George McCowan
Produced by Barry Shear
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Pressure Cooker is the fourth episode of the first season of S.W.A.T..

Starring: Steve Forrest (Lt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson), Robert Urich (Officer Jim Street), Rod Perry (Sgt. David "Deacon" Kay), Mark Shera (Officer Dominic Luca), James Coleman (Officer T.J. McCabe)

Ellen Weston (Betty Harrelson)

Guest Starring: Darleen Carr (Meredith Cooper), Logan Ramsey (Merrill Gist)

Co-Starring: Gerald Hiken (Tolan), Jean Allison (Mrs. Thomas), Gary Vinson (Sergeant), Lee Paul (Burly Thug), Wayne Sutherlin (Long Hair Thug), Fredrica Duke (Laurie)

Featuring: Milt Kogan (Market Owner), Byron Morrow (Doctor), Paul Sorenson (Fire Captain)


Plot Overview

An anti-police magazine writer is assigned to ride along with S.W.A.T., much to everyone's displeasure, especially Hondo's, and she complicates every situation with her tendency to get in the way of operations.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Meredith Cooper (to Hondo): I happen to think you're a necessary evil...more "evil" than "necessary".