Midnight Caller

Episode Guide

Season Two: 1989-90


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17. Tarnished Shield

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack's mentor on the police force is reunited with him under horrific circumstances.  His policeman son-in-law commits suicide after calling Jack's show. Jack finds himself involved in a convoluted plot of understanding why, which has him questioning the ethics of some fellow officers.

Guest Stars: James Gammon as Pete Hanrohan, Robert Clohessy, Michael Girardin, Rebecca Peterson, Billy Vera, Michael Vera 

Written by: John Schulian 

Directed by: Kevin Hooks 

Supporting Actors: Steven Anthony Jones as Martin Slocum, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, James King as Onteen, Drew Letchworth as Harris Grimes, Don Moffit as T.V. reporter, Heather Bostian as female mourner, James Kenneth Lewis as officer, Hank Amigo as Vic Bateman 
 
 

18. Evil Is Live Spelled Backward (Part 1)

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack's show is plagued by a series of on-air murders and locations of dead bodies.  Jack's intuition tells him it's a serial killer but he has a hard time convincing Lieutenant Zymak.

Guest Stars: D.W. Moffet, Alex English, Denny Delk 

Written by: David Israel 

Directed by: Bradford May 

Supporting actors: Darlene Popovic as waitress, Keith Phillips as Dr. Nicholas McCraney, Lynn Allison Otis as Dusty, Jim Steck as police chief, Brenda Wooley-Gonzalez as Ellie Newlin, Lars Wanberg as Crispin Can, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Larry Pisoni as Cop #1, Tony Beckett Rogue as Cop #2, Randall King as Cop #3, Mary Dilts as Reporter #1, Melissa Martin as reporter #2, Peter Fitzsimmons as reporter #3, Olivia Charles as mother, Jeff Mosley as B.J. 
 
 

19. Evil Is Live Spelled Backward (Part 2)

Click here for photos from this episode!When Devon becomes a kidnap victim of the call-in killer, Zymak and Jack work together to discover that the crimes are a twisted vendetta against Jack and KJCM.

Guest Stars: D.W. Moffet, Alex English, Denny Delk 

Written by: David Israel 

Directed by: Bradford May 

Supporting Actors: Donald Rosenberg as Technician, Jamahn Lee as boy 
 
 

20. Mercy Me

Click here for photos from this episode!In an effort to help his friend whose son is being kept alive by life support, Jack showcases the issue of euthanasia on his show.

Guest Stars: Bruce Weitz, Peter Jurasik, Sigrid Wurschmidt, Ally Fredericksen, Rita Wilson as Connie Zymak 

Written by: Randall Zisk 

Directed by: Michael Zinberg 

Supporting Actors: Betsy Burke as Janice Adderly, Michael Rodarte as Barry Adderly, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, James Brewster Thompson as Orderly, Scott Vance as reporter #1, Ricki Stevenson as reporter #2, Lawrence J. Elliott as patrolman, Cyril Clayton as man #1, Sam David McClelland as man #2, Bill English as Herb 
 
 

21. Watching Me, Watching You 

Click here for photos from this episode!Devon is stalked by a man who targets her during a traffic jam.  She and Jack are forced into a situation that causes them to contemplate moving their relationship from platonic to something more.

Guest Stars: Timothy Daly, Terri Hannover, Chris Ayles 

Written by: Julie Sayres 

Directed by: Colin Bucksey 

Supporting Actors: Dennis Sakamoto as manager, Recca Harrison as receptionist, Tona Broussard-Wilson as Grace, Nancy Lee Russell as secretary, Bill English as Herb, Mitchell J. Mills as suspect, Jack Byrne as fireman 
 
 

22. Take Back The Streets

Click here for photos from this episode!The drug trade hits too close to home for a San Francisco neighborhood.  Their personal war on crime becomes the focus of Jack's show.

Guest Stars: Madge Sinclair, David Rayner, Arnetia Walker, Teddy Wilson, Scott Lawrence 

Written by: John Schulian 

Directed by: Dan Lerner 

Supporting Actors: William Dean O'Neil as Ryan O'Connor, Steven Anthony Jones as Inspector Martin Slocum, Joel Jones as Buddha, Robert Larry Johnson as L.C. Holmes, Charles Branelym as middle aged man, Leona Harris as elderly woman, Harvey Brumfield as vietnam vet, Jody Ray as funk salesman, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Eric Gerleman as college boy #1, Imani Harrington as Ilma, Dorian Spencer as Leroy, Trenton Stuart Jones as punk #2 

 

23. Someone to Love

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack receives a call from a hospice.  Tina Cassidy's battle with AIDS is near the end.  As Jack goes to her, he reflects on their time together.

Guest Stars: MaryJo Deschanel, J.D. Lewis, Kay Lenz as Tina 

Written by: Steven Zito 

Directed by: Robert Singer 

Supporting Actors: Catherine Rusoff as Susan, Jude Karita as Tan, Dawna Bailey as Luwanda, Barbara Jittner as Rachel, Stacey Jack as June, Toxey Cathey as Santa, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Marchelle Bradanni as second child, "Linda", Kevin Yee as first child, Tayler Fry as third child, Rebecca Singer as school girl, J.R. Valtrey-Smith as fourth child 

 

24. End Of Innocence

Click here for photos from this episode!A woman chooses imprisonment versus revealing the location of her daughter to her ex-husband.  The young child is supposedly a victim of sexual abuse while her legal eagle parents sort through their own personality flaws.  Jack becomes a link in the chain of lies and law-bending for the sake of the child.

Guest Stars: Linda Kelsey, Christopher Allport, Jack Bannon, Steven Keats, Bonnie Bartlett as Hillary Townsend King 

Written by: Julie Sayres 

Directed by: Colin Bucksey 

Supporting Actors: Karen Lundy as Molly Rayfield, Ana Flores as Amy Rayfield, Eva Gholson as Sandy Flyn, James Greco as Joe Donniger, Erni Brown as Ann Donniger, Michelle Felton as Kate, Maureen Coyne as Tutor, Theresa Flikatis as receptionist, Adrienne Morgan as Matron, Ken Narasaki as clerk, Deborah Jean Templin as Margaret Ivers, Dolores Dwyer as woman at airport, Libby Anne Russler as Marilyn Gillette, Michael O'Brien as Rand Barber, Janice Fuller as Brainy Bertha, Wanda McCaddon as Betty 

 

25. Blood Red

Click here for photos from this episode!Deacon's girlfriend, Susan, seeks Jack's assistance in dealing with her gambling debts.  As Jack investigates outside of the official channels, he uncovers an art forgery ring that has Susan in the middle of it. 

Guest Stars: Pam Grier, Karen Kopins, Constance Towers, Steven Anthony Jones, James Handy as Tommy Cobb 

Written by: Stephen Zito 

Directed by: James Quinn 

Supporting Actors: Chuck L. Hilbert as Al Rambar, Drew Letchworth as Harris Grimes, Ron Kaell as Tracy Garber, Dennis Mathews as Anthony "Hard" Knox, Taylor Gilbert as Mary, Charles Martinet as Mark Heller, Tom Tyrrell as Allen Chandler, Joseph Darlins as driver, Alan Hunt as Bookie, Heidi Carpenter as Waitress, Faran Tahir as Desk Clerk, Rudy Paige as Dealer, Carolyn Gregory as Ginger, Lou Ganapoler as club owner 

 

26. Blame It On Midnight

Click here for photos from this episode!An abused wife calls Jack's show fearing for her life.  Their paths cross and they become romantically involved.  The reappearance of the abusive husband throws Jack into the middle of a murder investigation - as the prime suspect. 

Guest Stars: Audrey Landers, Roscoe Born, Denny Delk 

Written by: Larry Gross and Richard DiLello 

Directed by: Peter Levin 

Supporting Actors: Jeff Ghaco as Eddie Cansack, Ross Wong as Chinese woman, Harry Wong as Chinese man, Mary Dilts as reporter #1, Don Moffit as reporter #2, Henry Betzold as derelict, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo 

 

27. Do You Believe In Miracles?

Click here for photos from this episode!A blessed statue of the baby Jesus is stolen from St. Michael's Cathedral.  Jack uses his show to find out clues to its whereabouts and to prevent the mob family who donated the statue from exacting their own form of penance on the perpetrator.

Guest Stars: Reni Santoni, Scott Colomby, Don Lake, Leslie Jordan, Amelia Martinez Schumacher, Amy Torchia, Dennis Lipscomb as Nick Clemente 

Written by: Peter Bonventre 

Directed by: Robert Singer 

Supporting Actors: Douglas Markkanen as Artie Paiko, Len Pera as Baldo, Michael Nicholosi as Frank, Mark Amarotico as Sully, Vincent dePaul as Bells, William Hall as Banjo, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Alec Jason as uniform #1, Terry Lamb as uniform #2, Joe Tamontana as customer, Janice Edwards Jenkins as camera woman, Charo Toledo as devout Catholic, Mauara Vaughn as nun, Gregory Pace as curious citizen 
 
 

28. Based On a True Story

Click here for photos from this episode!The devastating San Francisco earthquake is re-enacted as Jack and Billy help citizens connect with loved ones via the radio waves, Devon has an ..ummm...close encounter, and Zymak and his family re-unite under tense circumstances.

Guest Stars: John Beck, Sydney Walsh, Sal Viscuso, Sam Scarber, Rita Wilson as Connie Zymak 

Written by: David Israel 

Directed by: Michael Zinberg 

Supporting Actors: Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Steven Anthony Jones as Slocum, Corey Fischer as Horace Clancy, Christopher Beale as Dentist, Leslie Clark as nurse, Brittony Benov as Sarah Zymak, Aaron Samson as Jason Zymak, Mia Simon as Chantrese Johnson, Sheldon Feldner as Alfred Pocoin, Fred Franklin as Harry Kraus, Ruth Beckford as Millie Haggerty, Patricia Silver as woman 
 
 

29. Planes

Click here for photos from this episode!An abandoned young boy seeks refuge within a modern day band of street thieves with similarities to the Charles Dickens classic, Oliver Twist.

Guest Stars: Jared Rushton, Kate McNeil, Joe Grifasi as Harry Manx 

Written by: Tom Towler 

Directed by: Randall Zisk 

Supporting Actors: Eliza Garett as Terri, Neva Hutchinson as June Jansen, Brian Pope as Rod, Kris Le Fan as Jason, David Carrera as Corky, Megan Dodds as Crystal, Kevin Lasit as Rebound, Jamillah Gallman as Sarah, Casey Staubach as Cap, Michael Jones as Phil, Aliza Hood as Merilyn, Richard Olsen as driver, Howard Stephens as parking lot man 

 

30. Kid Salinas

Click here for photos from this episode!The exploitation of illegal immigrants in the work force and the sporting world is the premise for this episode.  Jack introduces Devon to the world of boxing.  Unfortunately, this leads to the more unpleasant side of things . . . . 

Guest Stars: Hoyt Axton, Jesse Bornego, John Finnegan, Robert Feero, Elpedia Carrillo as Evangeline Contraras 

Written by: John Schulian 

Directed by: James Quinn 

Supporting actors: Robert Elross as Doc Sumpkins, Jim Pettigrew as Luther Perkins, Danny Kovacs as Max Helms, Bobby Diamond as Billy Gant, Steve Vender as Artie Hanover, Cliff Beyer as Wendell Nordquist, Floyd Selas as cornerman, Martin Sammon as referee, Don Coughlan as driver 

 

31. A Snitch In Time (Part 1)

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack borrows Devon's car (yet again!).  Unfortunately, a young woman is killed by a hit and run driver matching Devon's car and Jack's description.  The victim turns out to be the daughter of an influential retired lawyer, who wants retribution.  Jack is hauled in for questioning, and becomes the pawn in a jewelry thief's deal for release.

Guest Stars: Howard Duff, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Dana Sparks, Randee Heller, Eugenie Ross-Lemming, Steven Anthony Jones 

Written by:  Stephen Zito 

Directed by:  Eric Laneuville 

Supporting Actors: William Dean O'Neill as Ryan O'Connor, Christian Phillips as Officer Tony Roylance, Diane Amos as Jaret Drew, Richard A. Bancroft as Judge Wallace, Walter Brown as Officer MacGraw, Rick Colby as Cowler, Ron Denny as Officer Stern, Wes Finlay as Walter the Bum, Steve Fayer as Dr. Norris Fenner, Ira Levin as Anson Riley, James K. Lewis as Officer Highsmith, Fran Nikas as maid, James Reese as Carny Hollis, Frank Reilly as Barry Moser, Aliza Hood as Merilyn, Warren Spottswood as booking officer, Bill Starr as man, Don West as Judge Balway 
 
 

32. A Snitch In Time (Part 2)

Click here for photos from this episode!Things are looking tense for Jack, when he and Deacon sit down to figure out the tangled web of lies and deceit to which he has fallen victim.

Guest Stars: Howard Duff, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Dana Sparks, Randee Heller, Eugenie Ross-Lemming, Steven Anthony Jones, Patrie Allan 

Written by: Stephen Zito 

Directed by: Eric Laneuville 

Supporting Actors: Wes Finlay as Walter the Bum, Steve Fayer as Dr. Norris Fenner, Michael Aron as Elton Strawberry, Christian Phillips as Officer Tony Roylance, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Russ Davison as homeless man, Louise Fong as new talk show host, Hugh Palmerston as derelict, Ken Reynolds as Clyde Motherwell, Warren Whyte as Deputy Sheriff 
 
 

33. The Reverend Soundbite

Click here for photos from this episode!Gang violence and police retaliation are the focal point for this episode.  Zymak, accused of police brutality, is unable to come clean with his whereabouts as his marriage is disintegrating.

Guest Stars: Cleavon Little as Reverend James Allen, Keith La'Ray Williams, Albert Hall, Janet MacLachlan, Rita Wilson as Connie Zymak 

Written by: Tom Towler 

Directed by: Peter Levin 

Supporting Actors: Pamela Roylance as Claire Grisholm, Clifford A. Reed as Roland Bates, Jack Sender as Don Downing, Steven Anthony Jones as Slocum, Celia Shuman as Louise, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Simon Levy as reporter #1, Mary Dilts as reporter #2 
 
 

34. Wrong Side Of The Wall

Click here for photos from this episode!A long time prisoner of the correctional system is paroled, and he finds the real world too difficult to manage.  Jack tries to dissuade him from breaking his parole just to get back into the system he knows so well.

Guest Stars: Joyce Hyser, James LeFebvre, Steven Anthony Jones, Levon Helm as C.W. Blanchard 

Written by: John Schulian 

Directed by: Matt Clark 

Supporting Actors: Denny Delk as Inspector Jerry Larkin, Justin Tarr as Emmet Taylor, Tony Simotes as Demetrolis, Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Belinda Farrell as Mother, Beau Gentry as Chopper, Tony Haney as Senator Mitchell Granger, Robert Kariakin as Richie, Barbara Oliver as everybody's grandma, Kathryn Trask as bag lady 
 
 

35. Three For the Money

Click here for photos from this episode!We don't see much of Jack in the episode, as his brother and his father hook up for the first time in years to help a damsel in distress retrieve a valuable artifact.  (This was the premise for a spinoff show that didn't make it off the ground.)

Guest Stars: Peter Boyle, Scott Valentine, Cynthia Gibb, Nicolas Coster, Patricia Charboneau, David Mariano 

Written by: David Israel and Robert Singer 

Directed by: Robert Singer 

Supporting Actors: Denny Delk as Inspector Jerry Larkin, Scott Beach as Vinnie Delano, Steven Anthony Jones as Slocum, Ron Lanza as player #1, Piers Mackenzie as auctioner, William Gallas as cop, Patrick Valentino as Leon 

 

36. Protection

Click here for photos from this episode!One of Jack's informants from his police force days seeks his assistance when his witness protection status is jeopardized.  Jack is drawn into a government conspiracy that reaches to high office and global proportion.

Guest Stars: Gregory Sierra, Kathleen Lloyd, Tim Thomerson, Richard Herd as Madina 

Written by: Tom Towler 

Directed by: James A. Contner 

Supporting Actors: Belle Ganapoler as Nadine Gormer, Damara Reilly as Ms. Pell, Janice Fuller as Brainy Bertha, John Evans as Walker, John X. Heart as Anders, Donald Clyburn as Portillo, Bill Starr as Jenner, James D. Perkins as Marshall #1, Andrew Litzky as technician, Peter Quartaroli as Santerro, James Van Harper as guard (KJCM) 
 
 

37. The Hostage Game

Click here for photos from this episode!Jack's friend from childhood is too close to the hostage situations around the world; his brother is one of many on a hijacked plane.  In retaliation, he kidnaps an official from the country claiming responsibility.  He keeps regular contact with Jack via the radio show, alluding to his location.

Guest Stars: Amy Yasbeck, James O'Sullivan, Victor Campos, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Timothy Carhart as Kevin Loughery 

Written and directed by Charles Robert Carner 

Supporting Actors: Robert Carlson as Joe (from Atlanta), Jeanne Smith as Sherry Robinson, Lynne Joiner as anchorwoman, Maria Vazquez as consulate employee, Andy Fluster as Mat Glik, Simon Levy as reporter #1, Rasheeda Bashir as reporter #2, Pato Hoffman as white sneakers, Derrick Alexander as Sherman Wynn, Sharon Lockwood as Bonnie Veeck, Michael Mejia as bodyguard, Michael Pereira as Latino suit 
 
 

38. Nighthawk's Got The Blues

Click here for photos from this episode!As the second season ends, Killian's behavior is definitely out of the ordinary...he can't seem to care about anything.  A heart-to-heart intervention with Deacon and Zymak reveals that Jack is mourning Tina as her birthday approaches, but Devon needs him back to normal, for other reasons.

Guest Stars: Reni Santoni, Mindy Seeger, Special Appearance by James Read 

Written by: David Israel and Robert Singer 

Directed by: Robert Singer 

Supporting Actors: Jerardo Carmona as Jerardo, Christopher Romero as boy, Diana Wasnak as dog owner 


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