The cops plan a game to gauge their ability to track down a suspect after they failed to get Ray Pardee.
Hutch is to hide for a week and Starsky must find him or eat his words because he blames Hutch's incompetence for losing Pardee.
But their game is complicated when Hutch gets food poisoning.
The butch duo pose as temperamental hairdressers as they pursue a master diamond thief in town for a big auction. But the Baron proves a cunning adversary for Tyrone and Marlene.
When a Model, an old girlfriend from Hutch hears she has cancer, she decides to contact a hit man. She doesn't want to die painfully and wants a unpainful death. But when the doctors discover her body is killing the disease, Hutch has to find the hit man before he kills her.
Nick comes to visit his older brother Starsky in town. The Officer quickly notices Nick is involved in illegal business..
A torchy blues singer puts her life on the line when her gangster boss learns that she is romantically Involved with Hutch.
Allison's father, Thomas May, refuses our duo's help, making them dig further. Then they discover that Federal Judge McClellan is involved in a multi-million dollar loan shark operation involving "protected witnesses," and things get really interesting.