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“Jaime's Shield (Part II)”

S2 E11

Production 45424
Original Airdate: 22 December 1976
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Produced by
Kenneth Johnson
Written by
James D. Parriott
Directed by
Barry Crane
Guest Cast
Guest Star(s)
George Maharis as Bob Welton
Diane Civita as Arleen Smith/Arleen Hart
Rebecca Balding as Parker
William Bryant as Captain Jetton
Archie Johnson as Sam Hart
Linden Chiles as Herb Partnow
Co-starring
Michael Santiago as Baxter
With
Amapola Del Vando as Premier Rinja Gabrin
Amy Joyce as Rosignano
Larry Frank Ellis as Dispatcher
Norma Ransom as Old Lady
Broadcast Order
Season 2
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Jaime's Shield

After graduating from the police academy, Jaime discovers that foreign agents are plotting to kidnap a visiting diplomat by impersonating the police force.


Summary[]

Deconstructed[]

Quotes[]

Oscar: I hate to tell you to be careful...
Jaime: But you will.
Oscar: Be careful. There's only one thing more dangerous than being an undercover agent.
Jaime: Being a schoolteacher.
Oscar: Being a cop.


(Jaime, Arleen, and Rosignano are greeted by whistles and catcalls their first day on the job)
Captain Jetton: Alright, alright, settle down or I'll call your wives! These ladies are trained police officers and are to be treated as such - got that, you goons?


Welton: Are you police persons gonna stand around and gab all day long or are you gonna go to work?


(After bending the blade of the knife in the Industry Street Mugger's hand)
Jaime: Now drop the knife, or I'll do the same thing to your fingers.


Oscar: (on phone in office) If you need me, call my secretary and leave a message, huh
Jaime: (on phone in police station) Thanks a lot, Snow White. Goodbye. (laughs)
Oscar: Goodbye, Dopey.


Oscar: Parker... the one we least expected.
Parker: Who else, Mr. Goldman?


Commissioner Hart: You all ought to be ashamed of yourselves to let this happen.
Arleen: Isn't that a little like the pot calling the kettle black, commissioner?


Trivia[]

Cast[]
Characters[]
  • Jaime and Oscar joking refer to each other as "Snow White" and "Dopey" after the codes names they often employ.
  • We see a good example of how Jaime has likely been ordered to avoid displaying her bionic abilities in public when the chases after the fake police car after the assassination attempt against her and Smith. She chooses to bionic jump onto the rear of the vehicle and hang on rather than chasing the car on foot; and when she is forced to jump off again, she is forced to allow it to get away rather than running down the street at full bionic speed which would have been widely seen by members of the public.
  • While the preceding episode has Jaime firing a gun for the first time, rather than use it to shoot the rooftop attempted assassin (something her training would have told her to do), she instead elects to bionically throw her weapon at him instead (but see "credibility" below).

Gaffes[]

Continuity[]
  • When Jaime and Welton are first seen in the patrol car together, there is a panning shot of the Sylvan Street street sign, then of a patrol car on the road, presumably Jaime and Welton. The patrol car is in the right lane. They are then shown at a stop light, and the car is in the left lane. The same panning shot is reused later, on the next day, just before Jaime and Welton respond to assist One Charlie Ten.
  • An exterior shot of the 5th Precinct Station shows the front door to be intact, shortly after Welton crashes the motorcycle through the door.
Credibility[]
  • As Jaime Sommers is capturing the "Industry Street Mugger", she bends the blade of the knife and threatens to do the same to the guy's fingers. Sergeant Welton is amazed at the condition of the knife, so Jaime bends it around like a pretzel bionically to prove that it was a cheap piece of tin. The big problem with that is that, even thirty years ago, you needed evidence to convict a criminal, so there's no way she would've gotten away with manhandling said evidence, let alone throwing it away.
  • Although throwing her pistol at the would-be assassin makes for a cool feat of bionic strength (while in keeping with Jaime's generally pacifist attitude), doing so would leave her unarmed had she missed (or had the gunman not decided to run away). Plus, even if it's on a rooftop, police officers generally face severe reprimands for losing a loaded weapon, though things likely move too quickly for there to be ramifications for that.
Sound[]
  • When Weldon exits the precinct and hops on a motorcycle to rescue Jaime, there is an unexplained loud thunderclap or gunshot sound heard.

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