The Rookies/The Torch Man

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The Torch Man
Season 4, Episode 10
Airdate November 11, 1975
Written by Skip Webster
Directed by Georg Stanford Brown
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The Torch Man is the tenth episode of the fourth season of The Rookies, and the seventy-ninth episode overall.


Guest Starring: Jon Korkes (Satch Cooper), George Loros (Benny Croft)

Special Guest Stars: Douglas McGrath (Cal), Pepe Serna (Ralph), Jack DeLeon (Cliffy)

Co-Starring: Nora Heflin (Gloria Cooper), Victor Brandt (Lawson), Arthur Adams (Randy), Charles Napier (Phil), Richard Foronjy (Hank)


Plot Overview

Terry takes responsibility for a young parolee, a heroin-addicted safecracker, but the man faces trouble on two fronts: one, a jealous co-worker on his new job frames him for theft, and two, some of his old prison buddies pay him a visit, wanting him to participate in a major theft and bringing him a gift of heroin and a needle.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Lt. Ryker: The only guarantee in this business, Danko, is that there ARE no guarantees!