A traffic cop pulls over a man... and then shoots him dead. At home, Sledge is drying his hair when he gets word that the man, a criminal, was shot to death and it's the third such death in three months. At the station, District Attorney Evelyn Collins is trying to get in to see Trunk and insists on following Hammer... until she realizes he's going into the restroom. She eventually meets with an apologetic Trunk and an unrepentant Hammer comes in. Collins is investigating the murders of the criminals, each of which was killed a day after their exoneration. Drug pusher Rudy Medwick has just been released and Collins figures that he's next. Trunk orders Hammer and Doreau to cooperate with Collins and help her find Medwick...Read the full recap
Hammer: Well, nice meeting you, Miss Collins.
Collins: That's "Ms." Good day, Mr. Hammer.
Hammer: That's "Mirr."
Doreau: Seems to frequent massage parlors.
Hammer: Oh great. Take us years to find him. There's over a thousand of those massage parlors across the city.
Doreau: No, I think he just goes there for a massage.
Hammer: Well, there's only about three of those.
Hammer: See, there's a bunch of vigilantes out there shoot people nobody likes, and you're next on the list.
Medwick: Why am I next?
Hammer: Because they couldn't find Peewee Herman.
Trunk: Do you recognize it?
Hammer: (bites a bullet) That's a .38 Special, it's a police issue. I'd say 1984 vintage. An amusing year.
Hammer: Who let you jokers in?
Braddock: Your landlady.
Hammer: Why? Because you're cops?
Jackson: No. Because we told her we're going to beat you up.
Hammer: And she wonders why she can never get a date.
Braddock: The reason we're here, Inspector Hammer, is to invite you to join a clandestine group who share the singular purpose of righting wrongs through force and aggression.
Hammer: Oh, I'm already a registered Republican.
Braddock: We'll ask the questions, Hammer. What do you think about reading a suspect his rights?
Hammer: I prefer to read him his last rites, if you know what I mean.
Jackson: What do you think about the death penalty?
Hammer: It's too lenient. There's always the possibility of reincarnation.
Hammer: You behave yourself and maybe I'll show you my appendix scar.
Collins: I'm not interested in the ERA, I'm into the NRA.
Collins: My father killed that deer when I was just a little girl.
Hammer: Oh, so he was a hunter?
Collins: No, a bad driver.
Collins: Of all the officers I've recruited, there's something strangely appealing about you. I guess it's your callous disregard for human rights, your savage instinct, your chauvinism, your inability to treat women as equals.
Hammer: Yeah, I'm quite a catch.
Hammer: (to his gun) Looks like you and me are the only sane ones here.