The Rookies/Shadow of a Man

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Shadow of a Man
Season 4, Episode 16
Airdate December 23, 1975
Written by Robert I. Holt
Directed by Fernando Lamas
Produced by Rick Husky
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Shadow of a Man is the sixteenth episode of the fourth season of The Rookies, and the eighty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Georg Stanford Brown (Officer Terry Webster), Sam Melville (Officer Mike Danko), Bruce Fairbairn (Officer Chris Owens), Kate Jackson (Jill Danko) (credit only)

and Gerald S. O'Loughlin (Lt. Eddie Ryker)

Guest Starring: Ned Beatty (Frank Forest), Linda Marsh (Millie Forest)

Special Guest Star: John Aprea (Phil Richards)

Co-Starring: Bob Hackman (Bartender), Patsy Garrett (Neighbor)

Featuring: Linda Thompson (Young Woman), Jerry Schilling (Young Man)


Plot Overview

After a veteran cop saves his life during an encounter with armed robbers, Chris is stunned to discover that the man just may be a thief when it's discovered that $10,000 of the stolen money is missing. The older cop took the money in an attempt to appease his wife, who's been 'entertaining' other men while he's on duty. When she's found dead, Chris has to wonder whether one of her lovers is the killer, or did the veteran detective finally snap?


Arc Advancement





The Show

The young couple who are on their date in the bar are played by Linda Thompson, who was Elvis Presley's girlfriend at the time, and Jerry Schilling, a member of Elvis's posse, the 'Memphis Mafia', just like producer Rick Husky.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments