Rescues: A man with chest pains on a flight with Johnny and
Roy. A man has a wreck on a motorcycle after a seizure. Fire at a chemical solvent
Critique: John and his troubled love life; this one is
good if for no other reason that seeing John in action and getting shot down.
78 The Old Engine Cram
Vitals: Johnny and Roy have a someone who wants to buy
an old engine, now if they can only find his phone number.
Rescues: A motorcycle accident hurts a man's back. A
Firefighter is hurt by chemicals in practice. A man shows up at 51's front door. The boys rescue a man
from the water in an inlet with some rough seas.
Critique: The ending water rescue helps an otherwise
mediocre episode. B-
5x3 Airdate: 9.27.75
Vitals: Johnny runs against Roy in an election for a
Rescues: A man is injured and trapped on a crane.
A sculptor (Sharon Gless) accidentally traps a man in plaster.
A man gets his arm stuck and when released his brother chokes
on a can tab.
Of Note: Sharon Gless makes her second appearance.
Critique: Mediocre. C-
5x4 Airdate: 10.4.75
Vitals: A lack of EMS equipment on the engine starts a
debate when paramedics are delayed.
Rescues: A heart victim at a construction site.
A child collapses after a tick bite. A structure fire injures Chet3.
A fireworks warehouse fire injures Roy3.
Rampart: A falling tree limb injures a man's ribs and
his condition is complicated by asthma.
Of Note: Directed by Kevin Tighe
Critique: Good rescues help after the central
theme isn't carried through out. B+
81 The Inspection
5x5 Airdate: 10.11.75
Vitals: The station frets over an inspection by
cleaning for it all day.
Rescues:A parachutist is rescued from a power pole
before the power is even shut off. A man is trapped in a waterway.
Rampart: Brackett must convince a woman her husband's
heart transplant doesn't make him a different person.
Critique: The rescues are weak and the inspection
outcome predictable. C
82 The Indirect Method
5x6 Airdate: 10.18.75
Vitals: A female paramedic trainee trains with 51,
after a strange reception from the guys she becomes self conscious until she saves Roy's
Rescues:An old woman protects her house from demolition
with a shotgun while her husband lays ill. A man attempts suicide then changes his mind. Roy is shocked by a power
line at a house fire2.
Critique: Interesting to see how the station acts
around a woman. B+
83 Pressure 165
5x7 Airdate: 10.25.75
Vitals: The station guilt's Johnny into cooking
something a little more challenging, he attempts a large French meal.
Rescues:A diver collapses on a dive and is misdiagnosed
and put in the hyperbolic chamber, turns out it's a . A well know chef sets his kitchen ablaze. A man is trapped in a dust
Rampart: a victim of a gang fight shooting.
Critique: That chamber dragged on forever. C-
84 The Lighter-Than-Air Man
5x8 Airdate: 11.1.75 (11.15.75?)
Vitals: Roy and Johnny are accused of hitting a
crossing guard while driving to a rescue. It turns out the man is an accomplished acrobat
Rescues: A just married couple hit a fire hydrant and nearly break
up. A burning camper
truck stops at the station and a boy is rescued. A chemical truck overturns.
Critique: Roy's anguish reads well. B-
85 One Of Those Days
5x9 Airdate: 11.8.75 (11.1.75?)
Vitals: Johnny and Roy are creeped out by their very
Rescues: A mother in laws faked chest pains enrage her
daughter-in-law to violence with the boys stuck in the middle. The boys go up and
down twice in a building with a broken elevator to help an alcoholic.2 cars in a wreck and a blood
trail but no people are anywhere to be seen. Johnny finds a girl hidden in a building. A man
with abdominal pain.
Rampart: Dr. Bracket deals with an a mother too busy to
care about her own child.
Critique: The day could have been more freaky, by the
end it was too normal. B
86 Simple Adjustment
5x10 Airdate: 11.15.75
Vitals: Johnny and Roy work to find a way to tape
record there calls while in the squad to save time.
Rescues: A woman tries to avoid the public hospital, Rampart, in
favor of a private one. A woman in a hair salon freaks out while on diet pills and
falls for one of the boys. Ship fire.223
Critique: What's better than a confused Johnny
pondering his mistakes? B
87 Tee Vee
5x11 Airdate: 11.29.75
Vitals: Johnny and Chet accidentally blow up the
Rescues: A man glues his eyes shut. 2A
fire in a storm drain traps a man. While rescuing a man injured in a mudslide
Johnny and Roy become trapped and must be cut out of the house.4
Rampart: Dr. Bracket is bitten by his new fish. A
man with a ulcer.
Critique: Cool mudslide. B+ (fire in
the station always a winner)
88 On Camera
5x12 Airdate: 12.6.75
Vitals: A TV news crew follows 51 for a news special.
Rescues: A teen is bitten by a snake. A stunt goes bad
and leaves a man dangling from an I beam, a boy falls down a cliff and his dog is vital to
his rescue, a man is hurt in a tar fire.3
Critique: Those guys have way too many hobbies.
5x13 Airdate: 12.13.75
Vitals: A radio frequency problem with cross-talk
between 2 paramedic units nearly costs a life. Chet buys ski's and causes a in the station while
Rescues:A woman refuses treatment for an intentional
overdose and the boys must wait until she is unconscious to treat her. 2 kids play around with a car
and it ends up teetering on a rooftop. Dr. Bracket arrives on scene to amputate a
boy's arm caught in a machine, but Johnny's idea saves the arm. A man pinned under a car
sparks gasoline into a fire when he is released and the car falls. 3
Critique: They really squeezed a lot into this one and
it works great (fire in the station always a winner). A
90 To Buy or Not to Buy
Vitals: Roy debates on buying a house.
Rescues: A house fire with 2 girls inside. 2 driving students collide. An epileptic boy climbs a
bridge on a dare and gets stuck. A boy and his dog are throw from a truck in a
Critique: The boy falling was brilliant and a gasper.
91 Right at Home
5x17 Airdate: 1.10.76
Vitals: Roy tries to do a good deed by caring for a boy
who's father he and Johnny rescued but the boy turns out to be a terror.
Rescues: A man and his son are rescued. 3A
nighttime house fire spreads to neighboring homes.
Rampart: Dr. Bracket goes airborne riding with the Air
Operations Division. A meningitis case where the babysitter impersonates the mother
so the boy can get treatment.
Of Note: The destructive boy is played by Poindexter
Yothers, brother of Tina Yothers of "Family Ties".
Critique: Roy's distress is great but it would have
been funnier to see some of the boys acts first hand. B+
92 The Girl on the Balance
Beam 5x18 Airdate: 1.17.76
Vitals: A father pushes his daughter to compete even
when her health is at risk.
Rescues: A panicked performer is rescued off suspended
wires at a studio. A
trapped drunk gives Johnny and Roy a hard time.A boxcar with Ammonium Nitrate is on fire.3
Rampart: Beginning with this episode, Dixie begins a
multiple episode run of heart to heart talks with patients.
Critique: An old story(athlete pushed by parent) may
not have been so old back then. C+
5x19 Airdate: 1.24.76
Vitals: A retired nurse turned patient needs a reason
Rescues: A paraplegic is rescued from drowning but uses
her disability as an excuse to give the Rampart staff a hard time. A woman faints
and Johnny and Roy discover she's wrapped herself in cellophane as a dieting method. A
family trapped in a house with Carbon Monoxide.
Rampart: A man and his son suffer from Carbon Monoxide
poisoning. An attempted suicide.
Critique: The nurse wonderfully plays a nasty old woman
so well it was difficult to have sympathy for her or the bratty girl. C
94 Above and Beyond...Nearly
5x20 Airdate: 1.31.76
Vitals:Roy and Johnny get accommodations for a
rescue they can't remember.
Rescues:Old man with a broken ankle, a night rescue of
a man on cliff.
Rampart: A man faints in the dental unit.
Critique: Cliff rescue was way too long.
5x21 Airdate: 2.7.76
Vitals: 51 saves a grateful couplewho proceed to pester them with
Rescues: A boat. A boy is hit in the eye with a BB from a gun but the tug
of war with him between his parents is a dilemma that Dr. Bracket is left to deal with.
Critique: Dick Van Patten and Ruth Buzzi are great as
the pestering couple. B
96 The Great Crash Diet
5x22 Airdate: 2.21.76
Vitals: Dr. Morton uses 51 in a nutrition study and
Chet becomes obsessed with a new diet.
Rescues: While inspecting a new marine park Johnny and
Roy rescue a diver trapped in an underwater exhibit. People are trapped and Captain Stanley is shocked by a fallen
power line. A premature delivery gives the pregnant woman's mother trouble. A boy eats
raw dough and has stomach pains.
Critique: The whole diet/nutrition thing was pretty
97 The Tycoons
5x23 Airdate: 2.28.76
Vitals: After inspecting and eating at a hot dog stand,
Johnny convinces everyone at 51 to buy the stand, but the sole holdout is Roy.
Rescues: 51 is embarrassed by a woman who puts out a dumpster fire
in front of their eyes. A man's chest is pierced by flying debris from a mower. A chemical plant.1 Baby
with breathing problems
Rampart: Gunshot victim
Critique: A lame explosion but the Hot Dog stand was a
cute touch. B-
98 The Nuisance
5x24 Airdate: 3.6.76
Vitals: Roy must deal with a substitute for Johnny, the
by the book Brice.
Rescues:Johnny is hurt in a hit and run after treating a woman in
a stupor at a bar. A man with chest pains, an abandoned warehouse fire traps Marco, Brice and Roy.
Of Note: Directed by Randolf Mantooth
Critique: 3 members of 51 hurt in the same episode are
you kidding? A+