Vitals: Roy contemplates leaving the paramedics after a doctor
questions his actions on a rescue.
Rescues: An engine falls on a man. A house traps a boy and his
dog, Roy saves them both.
Rampart: A doctor has an attack.
Critique: Dixie's freak out on the doctor is very effective as is
Roy's dilemma. A+
2x2 Airdate: 9.23.72
Vitals: A stray dog finds the station and is welcomed as the mascot.
Rescues: A boy gets his head trapped in an opening under his house, a
young man is injured in a fall in a canyon and is discovered by the new mascot. A
boy gets his finger caught in a steering wheel. Another boy falls in a hole.
Rampart: Bracket is convinced a boy is being abused and must find a way to
Critique: The abusive mother was a nice twist. B+
Of Note: John Travolta plays the canyon victim.
14 Show Biz
2x3 Airdate: 9.30.72
Vitals: A photographer uses the boys in a photo shoot with Johnny as
the main beefcake.
Rescues: A country doctor becomes the victim when he helps the
boys with a trapped man. A stunt goes awry and a men are trapped on a waterfall.
Rampart: A woman kills a child in a crash and then dies herself.
Critique: The woman's death was a shocker but the photo shoot didn't reach
it's comedic potential. B
2x4 Airdate: 10.7.72
Vitals: An infectious monkey carries a new virus
that threatens the city.
Rescues: A sick woman with a virus is treated. A boy with inner ear
problems is rescued from his tree house. A man is injured on a scaffold.
Rampart: Johnny, Bracket and another
are treated for the virus. Will Rampart find a cure on time?!!!
Critique: How many movies and shows have since copied this creative
16 Peace Pipe
Vitals: Mr. politically incorrect Chet Kelly teases Johnny about his
native American heritage.
Rescues: A drunk drivers injures a child in a car wreck. A woman is
trapped in her girdle. A boy gets his finger stuck on a gumball machine.
A flash fire in a toilet injures a man and the station tracks
down the flammable contaminant in the water line. A sniper injures a man on a
scaffold and continues shooting as the boys attempt a rescue.
Critique: An odd storyline with the Indian teasing thing but good
Vitals: Johnny wants to be a rodeo star.
Rescues: A diner patron has a soda bottle explode in her face, and later
the diner explodes from a faulty heater. A child with a spleen disorder falls from a
tree. A school bus full of children and a nun falls off an embankment.
Rampart: Dixiehurts her foot when it is run over by x-ray
Critique: Roy and the nun are a very nice touch and a hidden gem in an
otherwise mediocre episode. B
18 Fuzz Lady
Vitals: Johnny falls for a female police officer and boot returns.
Rescues: A hurt mugger. An elderly man is trapped in a house fire caused by his
questionable senility. Cuts and bruises are treated from a model rocket explosion.
A thief is trapped high up on a crane after attempting to steal a boat.
Rampart: A thief is on the loose and the female officer is on the case.
Critique:It looks like no woman can resist Johnny.
Of Note: Sharon Gless's second appearance.
2x8 Airdate: 11.11.72
Vitals: Roy and Johnny train a new paramedic who's ego causes tension
and close calls.
Rescues: A purse is snatched, a man falls down a cliff, a diabetic, and a
Critique: Possibly the finest episode, great drama, not from a rescue, but
from the character's interactions with each other.
Vitals: A female journalist rides along with the boys and points out
their sexist ways, much to Johnny's chagrin.
Rescues: Man trapped in a truck under power lines, 2 victims in a bombed
man trapped in a sleeper sofa, a man with his arm in a garbage disposal
Rampart: A girl on drugs. A boy eats poison hemlock.
Critique: A good idea wasted. There was no reasoning why she is
so hostile towards the guys, they should have had an incident she witnessed to react that
way. Definitely a male writers perspective on the events of that era (E.R.A. get it?).
21 Dinner Date
Vitals: The seventies "just say no show". Plus Roy tries to pimp
Johnny with his wifes cousin.
Rescues: A woman with an epileptic fit, a choking boy, a girl with her arm
in a pool drain.an
Rampart: A man with tetanus, a woman with gangrene, and a girl who's
drugs were laced with
Critique: The anti-drug theme while a good one is a little too forced. B-
Vitals: Chet teases Johnny about his lack of musical ability, forcing
Johnny to prove him wrong.
Rescues: A gardener with tetanusa teen overdoses, an ice cream truck is trapped under power
man trapped in a glider, a collapsing house pins a man underneath it.
Rampart: A boy with lead poisoning and a growth disorder with overly
stereotypical hick parents afraid of them city docs.
Vitals: Roy and Joanne have a fight about spaghetti and Johnny tries
Rescues: A car driven off an off-ramp, A man falls while
rescuing his dog off the roof, 2 children are lost in a storm drain as the rains come
down. (hmm, I think ER saw this one)
Rampart: A new doctor wears herself thin working 3 jobs.
Critique: Good rescues. B
Vitals: Johnny's upset over people not giving the right of way to
emergency vehicles or knowing how to react in emergencies.
Rescues: A boy stuck in a tree, a college Q.B. has a back injury, a hotel
a man having an attack.
Rampart: a doctor friend suffers complications after choking.
Critique: Everything comes full circle.
25 School Days
Vitals: A trainee is unsure of his abilities.
Rescues: An old man trapped under a bookcase, an ambulance is hit by a car, boy is injured by
chemistry experiments, a man is trapped in a car at a salvage yard. Baseball player has a
Critique: Solid B+
Vitals: Roy is chases by a girl while Johnny tries to convoke him he lacks
Rescues: A man freaks out due to a reaction from prescription drugs.
A suicidal man is rescues from a building ledge, a plane is down and can only be
reached by rescue boat.2
Rampart: Bracket must work through the secret service to try to save a
Critique: Mediocre. B-
2x16 Airdate: 2.10.73
Vitals: Johnny and Roy fight over whether or not Roy has tonsillitis
Rescues: Kids trapped on top of a large gas container, a women's college
lacrosse game turns into a giant fight, a fire in an abandoned hospital. (Chet)
Rampart: An old boyfriend of Dixie's is admitted for an MSG overdose.
Critique: 2 good side stories and good rescues.
Vitals: Is honesty the best policy?
Rescues: A spine injury from a diving accident, newlyweds blow up their
kitchen in a gas explosion, a house fire with a blind old man and a baby inside.
Rampart: A stressed grad student with psychosomatic symptoms. A boy
with formaldehyde poisoning puzzles doctors for a diagnosis.
Critique: A good story idea carried out through all the rescues,
although I doubt even Johnny would have been dense enough to believe honest was always
the best policy. A-
Vitals: A woman is convinced her dead sister is responsible for bad things
happening to her house and husband.
Rescues: At the "possessed" house: the woman collapses at a
sťance, a small fire, and the husband injures his head. Elsewhere
a man is injured and trapped at a warehouse, and a man is trapped underwater in his car.
Rampart: A teen who takes too many tranquilizers.
Critique: Would have been more interesting if the woman was right
instead of crazy. B-
Vitals: The boys search to find out why Boot (the mascot) becomes
listless and refuses food.
Rescues: A car is pinned under a gas tanker truck, a woman keeps having
problems in her kitchen including a small fire
Rampart: An explosion and fire at an outside lab.
Critique: Good fire. B+
Of Note: John drives
Vitals: Johnny and Roy are accused of stealing a wallet during a
Rescues: Man with a heart attack, 2 men in a plane leaking an
explosive liquid, a pregnant woman gives birth in the ambulance after she and her husband
are in a collision.
Critique: The boys being read their rights is priceless.
Vitals: Johnny gets audited, and drives everyone crazy dreading it.
Rescues: A collapsed man, a baby in a locked car, a construction worker
trapped in a building collapse urges Roy to amputate his leg to save him (hmm, I think
Third Watch saw this one).
Rampart: A con man fakes illnesses to fool the doctors. A pregnant
woman with a heart problem.
Critique: The amputation scene should have been expanded it was gold.