Episodes (23)

S02E01 · Cauldron

Sep 10, 1973

While off duty, Officer's Webster and Gillis are taken hostage by two men headed to Mexico in search of an unorthodox medical treatment for one of the men. After they escape the men, the officer's must trek through the desert to survive.

Margin for Error
S02E02 · Margin for Error

Sep 17, 1973

When Danko misses a criminal hiding in a locker at a burglary, a veteran officer pays the price. His partner plans to make Danko pay for the mistake by partnering with him. The other rookies go above and beyond to find the perpetrator.

Deadly Cage
S02E03 · Deadly Cage

Sep 24, 1973

Recovery sidelines Webster from regular duty and puts him in a police/prison guard exchange program. Believing that the post will teach him little, he instead opts to pose as a prisoner who was held back from transfer at the last minute.

Frozen Smoke
S02E04 · Frozen Smoke

Oct 01, 1973

Willie draws "juvenile detail" and struggles to deal with the emotional and psychological aspects of the detail. He takes it hard when a teenager dies after being beaten by other teen boys, and when he is not sure if his efforts to try to resuscitate a 6 year old girl who was trapped in an old refrigerator were in time to save her or not. But at the end of the day Willie helps to bring a new life into the world and he is able to put things back into focus.

Get Ryker
S02E05 · Get Ryker

Oct 08, 1973

Ryker's life is in danger when Joe Mannley is released from prison and wants payback on the policeman. He wounds Ryker which puts him in Jill's care but Joe is prepared to end her life also to get to Ryker.

Cry Wolf
S02E06 · Cry Wolf

Oct 15, 1973

Arnold Winkler (after being stopped for speeding): "Policeman Bob is fiction." Officer Webster: "But Officer Terry ain't."

A Matter of Justice
S02E07 · A Matter of Justice

Oct 22, 1973

While Mike and Jill are out celebrating their wedding anniversary a gunman comes into the restaurant they are dining in and starts shooting. Jill is seriously injured and loses her baby. Mike apprehends the gunman, but they soon learn that he has a brain tumor and that they may not be able to prosecute him because of it. Officers Webster and Gillis investigate the possibility that the shooting was planned and wasn't because the shooter had a brain tumor.

Blood Brother
S02E08 · Blood Brother

Oct 29, 1973

Terry Webster's cousin Jimmy returns from Vietnam and has trouble finding a job and to adjusting to life back home in general. Despite the support and help from Terry, Jimmy is finding the temptation to join a couple of war buddies in their robbery operation hard to resist.

Code 261
S02E09 · Code 261

Nov 05, 1973

Lt. Ryker, Officer's Terry Webster, Willie Gillis, and Mike Danko as well as Jill Danko try to help a young nurse get through the emotional trauma that she must endure after she is raped.

Prayers Unanswered, Prayers Unheard
S02E10 · Prayers Unanswered, Prayers Unheard

Nov 12, 1973

After the Priest of the Catholic church in his neighborhood is murdered, the Monsignor requests that Lt. Ryker heads up the investigation. After another murder and another attack on nun, Ryker and the rookies are stumped for a motive. Then they receive the autopsy reports on the victims that gives them the break they need.

Down Home Boy
S02E11 · Down Home Boy

Nov 19, 1973

Lt. Ryker assigns officers Webster and Gillis to watch over a telethon that has a major country and western singer headlining. Grudgingly they accept their humdrum assignment, but they soon learn that someone is trying to kill the country and western star.

Lots of Trees and a Running Stream
S02E12 · Lots of Trees and a Running Stream

Dec 02, 1973

While Mike Danko is away for police training Jill's ex-boyfriend shows up and claims that he is dying. Jill is unaware that his claims are fabricated in hopes of getting her back, and that he is involved in criminal activities.

Another Beginning for Ben Fuller
S02E13 · Another Beginning for Ben Fuller

Dec 10, 1973

A retired police officer gets in the way of the Rookies investigation of an aggravated assault.

Sound of Silence
S02E14 · Sound of Silence

Dec 17, 1973

Officers Gillis and Webster desperately try to track down a girl who is diabetic in order to get her insulin before it is too late.

Trial by Doubt
S02E15 · Trial by Doubt

Jan 07, 1974

While on a night patrol Officer Gillis's partner is shot and killed. Then after notifying his estranged wife, she grabs his gun and shoots herself. The series of traumatic events leave him with plenty of doubt about his future as a cop.

The Authentic Death of Billy Stomper
S02E16 · The Authentic Death of Billy Stomper

Jan 14, 1974

Officer Terry Webster falls in love with a girl who witnessed a murder committed by a drug dealer. After she is tracked down and killed for what she knows, Terry uses himself as bait to catch the killer.

The Late Mr. Brent
S02E17 · The Late Mr. Brent

Jan 28, 1974

Officer Danko shoots and kills a man who may have been innocent of any wrong doing. Jill Danko becomes concerned over her husbands concern for the widow of the man he shot and tensions arise within their marriage.

The Teacher
S02E18 · The Teacher

Feb 04, 1974

Officers Webster, Gillis and Danko investigate a robbery ring that is run by an ex-con known as "The Teacher" who is using thrill seeking teenagers to commit the crimes.

S02E19 · Eyewitness

Feb 11, 1974

Three cops are targeted and shot dead. A young man claims to have seen a suspect and provides a likeness. Ryker likes the young man but Webster questions if he is a credible eyewitness. Then, Danko's partner is killed by a car bomb.

Something Less Than a Man
S02E20 · Something Less Than a Man

Feb 18, 1974

A man who joined the force the same time that Lt. Ryker did but quit because he couldn't handle the violence is framed for murder. Ryker and the rookies try to help him after years of drinking have turned him into something less than a man.

Rolling Thunder
S02E21 · Rolling Thunder

Feb 25, 1974

When the precinct adopts a Police Cadet Program, Webster and Gillis are partnered with a young man who's sister's boyfriend is a fugitive. When another cadet learns of their criminal activity he is taken hostage along with Officer Webster.

Time Lock
S02E22 · Time Lock

Mar 04, 1974

Officer Webster and three female bank employees are held hostage in a bank vault by a highly intelligent man who is using them as bargaining chips to get his partner in crime released from jail.

Death Watch
S02E23 · Death Watch

Mar 18, 1974

Officers Danko and Webster must find an escaped convict infected with spiral meningitis before he spreads the disease to the general population. But they must also find his ex-wife because he is bent on killing her.


The Rookies Season 2 (1973) is released on Sep 10, 1973 and the latest season 4 of The Rookies is released in 1975. Watch The Rookies online - the English Crime TV series from United States. The Rookies is directed by Phil Bondelli,E.W. Swackhamer,Leonard J. Horn,Harry Falk and created by William Blinn with Georg Stanford Brown and Sam Melville. The Rookies is available online on fuboTV and Crackle.

As know as:

The Rookies, Os Novatos, The Rookies(English), The Rookies(French), Neu im Einsatz


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Production Companies:

Spelling-Goldberg Productions

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