Vitals: Heavy traffic on the biophone makes rescues
Rescues: A policeman friend of Johnny's is hit by a car, an artist is trapped
inside his sculpture, a man and son are injured at a construction site
Rampart: The remnants of a biker fight is carried out
Critique: Good Johnny angst. B+
34 The Old Engine
Vitals: Station 51 gets a new engine and Johnny and Roy
buy an antique engine.
Rescues: A woman on a bad trip leads Roy and Johnny on a chase.
A gunshot victim. A politician with a heart attack and a warehouse
Critique: Woman on a ledge is always good drama. B+
35 Alley Cat
Vitals: A pregnant cat camps out on Johnny's bed.
Rescues: Family in an airplane crash. A
man at a junk yard with his foot in a trap. An actress freaks out, a school with a gas
leak and one of the student chokes on a gumball, and a man in a boat accident.
Critique: You have to love when they go to one rescue
and another one just pops up. B-
36 An English Visitor
3x4 Airdate: 10.13.73
Vitals: An English paramedic visits to observe the
Rescues: Structure fire, a drunken knife thrower, a
man trapped in equipment and a van filled with pot is in an accident and catches fire giving some of the boys a
Rampart: A musician with diabetes and pneumonia.
Dr. Early has trouble with a bitchy nurse.
Critique: Tons going on in this quick paced episode.
3x5 Airdate: 10.20.73
Vitals: Johnny thinks he's in bad shape after a crack
from Dr. Morton and goes on a fitness kick.
Rescues: An apartment fire where Johnny strains his
stabbing victim with heart problems. A hanglider is trapped in a tree.
Rampart: A young mother wants to give up her baby
determined she is cursed. Early treats an electrocuted child whose mom may be on drugs.
Critique: The fitness story is weak but Rampart lifts
this one up. B
3x6 Airdate: 10.27.73
Vitals:The boys go on a fishing trip and have problems
and return to even more trouble.
Rescues:off a cliff. Johnny gets bitten during the rescue
and is transported back to the hospital on top of the squad.
Critique: Good drama in the transport and subsequent
wait for antivenom reaction. A-
39 The Promotion
Vitals: Roy does well enough on the Engineer's test to
be in line for a promotion but but debates over leaving the paramedics.
Rescues: A suicide attempt. fog on the highway causes a
pile-up. Johnny and a
victim must be rescued.
Critique: Tiege never seemed torn by the dilemma enough
3x8 Airdate: 11.10.73
Vitals: Johnny has trouble sleeping after a lack of
Rescues: Fire in a boat still on a trailer. A pot smoking
office worker with
chemical poisoning, a worker pined against a truck and a man and child trapped in a gravel
Rampart: Auto accident victims, a man with a broken arm
and his son with head injuries.
Critique: Any time the boys chase a druggie it's good
41 Inheritance Tax
Vitals: A formerly rescued woman dies and leaves Johnny
and Roy a seemingly huge inheritance.
Rescues: A child in a car under power lines,
stockbroker with chest pains, a teen with stomach trouble after an eating
contest and a structure fire123
Rampart:Early treats scrapes on 2 boys.
Critique: Although predictable the suspense is
3x10 Airdate: 11.24.73
Vitals: The boys are on TV but Johnny stammers and Roy
bails him out.
Rescues: A woman using screaming as therapy, a young
man trapped in a donut making machine, a child from a structure fire, and a boy jumps from a
Rampart: Dr. Early diagnosis child abuse as the cause
of the suicidal boy.
Critique: A little thin. C
43 The Promise
3x11 Airdate: 12.1.73
Vitals: Johnny gets a puppy from the returning dog
owner from "Mascot"
Rescues: A mechanic on a ledge. Gas from a mix of
cleaning products disable a woman. The crew gets roped into doing some yard work for
elderly folks shut in by tumbleweeds.
Critiques: Cap's reaction when the old folks ask for
yard work is priceless. B+
44 Body Language
Vitals: John's girlfriend mistakenly thinks he has
Rescues: A cropduster's plane filled with
pesticide makes an emergency landing. A hippie couple eats daffodil bulbs, a
stubborn cowboy falls from his horse and must be dragged to Rampart. A traffic accident goes from
hostile to cordial, a rock band's drug use leads to the singers cardiac arrest.
Rampart: A man with a moth ball in his ear, and a boy
who doesn't like his walker
Critique: Johnny's dilemma doesn't work
effectively, but there are some good rescues. B-
Vitals: Johnny gives Chet his guitar.
Rescues:A house fire 2spreads to a barn and horses are trapped.
A bank robbery goes bad as a hostage has heart problems and Roy and Johnny are called in.
Rampart: A suicidal caller keeps Rampart on the line
while they try to track the call. A diabetic who keeps forgetting his insulin.
Critique: Excellent! Great hospital drama and
Johnny is at his best when discussing the bank robber's options. A+
46 Computer Error
Vitals: A credit card error has Johnny scrambling for a
Rescues: A woman in a well, and a magician in a safe. A
junk yard fire with hazardous chemicals3, and a car wreck with a young couple.
Rampart: The crew must convince a girl to admit she's
pregnant and to tell her father.
Critique: Dr. Early and a pregnant teen just doesn't
3x15 Airdate: 1.5.74 (2.23.74?)
Vitals: A brushfire roars out of control and Johnny and Roy are the last to
be called in.
Rescues: A lawyer collapses in the middle of a
trial and the opposing counsel saves him with CPR. The boys get trapped while
rescuing a fireman and must be rescued by the rest of 51.
Rampart: An injured fireman and Roy must console the
man's wife. Dixie gets her hand caught in a vending machine.
Critique: Roy and the wife made good drama and a very
cool "digging in" at the brushfire. A+
48 Messin Around
Vitals: Chet (The Phantom) terrorizes Johnny with
Rescues: A bulldozer lands on a garbage truck. A woman gives feeds
her husband a plant that makes him lose his ability to speak. A child swallows poison. A service
station owner with stomach pain. A child trapped in a treehouse that is on fire.
Rampart: The resident hypochondriac "Old
Bill" has a real illness.
Critique: Chet is always good. B
3x17 Airdate: 1.19.74
Vitals: A new intern is convinced all his patients are
fools and is sent on a ride-along with the boys after not trusting them.
Rescues: A man injured when his chimney explodes,
collapsed man on the street, girl with her hand stuck on a mailbox, an oil
refinery fire (various 2-3)
with a trapped heart victim.
Of Note: Bobby SHerman plays the young intern.
Critique: Didn't this same thing happen with Dr. Morton
and why do we never see this intern again? C-
50 How Green was My
Thumb 3x18 Airdate: 1.26.74
Vitals: Roy cares for the plants of an injured woman.
Rescues: A man swallows his partial dental plate, fire
in a winery1, a man with
an unexploded grenade in his abdomen brings Dr. Bracket out to remove it.
Rampart: A girls religious parents refuse treatment
after a dog bite.
Critique: It's nice to see Roy get some story time.
51 The Hard Hours
Rampart:Dr. Early undergoes bypass surgery. The son of a
pro-football player injures his father.
Rescues: A boy cuts himself while launching his
life-sized rocket. A sheepish Johnny and Roy rescue a young woman stuck in her tub.
Of Note: Dick Butcus and Nick Nolte star.
Critique: Could have used more Dr. Early in a show
about Dr. Early. A
52 Floor Brigade
Vitals: The boys debate on wether to go into the floor
Rescues: A hermit is trapped in his cave home, John is
bruised on a high rescue that turns out to be a dummy. A chemical warehouse fire.
Rampart: Dr. Morton treats a famous singer.
Critique: Floor cleaning?? What an odd idea.
3x21 Airdate: 2.16.74
Vitals:Roy's house gets fumigated and he gets to stay
with Johnny, and can't take all the excitement.
Rescues: Car-B-Que with a trapped woman. Roy and a victim's
ambulance is hit while in transport. A man refuses to leave his poker game and asks Johnny to finish
his hand.An oil refinery2.
Critique: It's great to see Johnny's home life and
Roy's reaction. A
3x22 Airdate: 3.23.74
Vitals: 51 try to come up with ideas, for new
firefighting tools, to enter a contest.
Rescues: A truck filled with radioactive material
collides with a car. A large man is stuck in the ceiling, a leak at a chemical plant.
Rampart: A comatose man has a mysterious ailment after
a cab ride.