List of S.W.A.T. episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the ABC television series S.W.A.T.

The pilot for this series was a two-part episode of The Rookies titled "S.W.A.T." (February 17, 1975).

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes First aired Last aired
1 12 February 24, 1975 (1975-02-24) May 26, 1975 (1975-05-26)
2 25 September 13, 1975 (1975-09-13) April 3, 1976 (1976-04-03)


Season 1 (1975)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Killing Ground"Harry FalkRick HuskyFebruary 24, 1975 (1975-02-24)
Responding to an early morning call reporting a family dispute, Officer Jim Street and his partner fall prey to an ambush by three gunmen. It is just one in a series of ambushes which have plagued the police. In the aftermath of the shooting Street's partner is dead, and Jim tries out for an opening in a newly formed S.W.A.T. unit being headed by Sgt. "Hondo" Harrelson. The team's first assignment is to find and stop the gunmen who have declared war on the city's police.
22"A Coven of Killers"George McCowanSkip WebsterMarch 3, 1975 (1975-03-03)
A prisoner (played by Sal Mineo) is broken out of the prison ward of County General Hospital. His name is Joey Hopper, and his followers are called the Hopper Family; they consist of alienated youths who view Hopper as their spiritual leader. All escape routes out of the city have been closed, and S.W.A.T.'s job is to conduct a sweep of the city and find them. Hopper's goal is to exact revenge against all those who prosecuted him... including "Hondo" Harrelson.
33"Death Carrier"Harry FalkRobert HamnerMarch 10, 1975 (1975-03-10)
Frank Thomas is the third victim of a sniper shooting in the last year. S.W.A.T. begins investigating by looking for a common link between the victims. They discover that two of the men dated the same woman, Janet Warren. Harrelson's plan puts Jim Street undercover as her new boyfriend in an attempt to draw out the sniper.
44"Pressure Cooker"George McCowanWalter BlackMarch 17, 1975 (1975-03-17)
Meredith Cooper is a freelance writer sent by the PR department to do a piece on S.W.A.T. for a magazine. She is anti-police and thinks they are a necessary evil but more evil than necessary. Harrelson and the team are told to cooperate and give her what she wants; human interest stories. While she is with them they respond to an APB on a missing girl who may have been kidnapped.
55"Hit Men"Harry FalkDavid P. HarmonMarch 24, 1975 (1975-03-24)
Vincent Ritchie is a drug dealer who has agreed to testify against his former associates. While being escorted into town there is an ambush, and during the gunfight he is shot and severely wounded. His future safety is now in the hands of S.W.A.T. The team sets up around-the-clock surveillance in the hospital wing while the gunmen make plans to hit.
66"Jungle War"George McCowanCharles Eric JohnsonMarch 31, 1975 (1975-03-31)
Bo Pritchard, Hondo's Vietnam buddy, is determined to replace Deke on Hondo's team. When Deke is wounded, Pritchard gets his chance, but Hondo must make a tough decision when his old friend's reckless behavior puts the team in danger.
77"Death Score"Phil BondelliStory by : Larry Alexander
Teleplay by : Robert Hamner and Larry Alexander
April 7, 1975 (1975-04-07)
Posing as terrorists seeking freedom for their comrades, a group of thugs take an entire pro basketball team hostage during a game. They aren't terrorists; they just hope to extort two million dollars from the team's owner.
88"The Bravo Enigma"Phil BondelliHerb BermannApril 28, 1975 (1975-04-28)
The team's mission to stop the assassination of a U.S. Senator becomes even more urgent when it's learned that the killer hired for the job is carrying a deadly plague that could start an epidemic.
99"The Steel-Plated Security Blanket"George McCowanFred FreibergerMay 5, 1975 (1975-05-05)

Thugs hijack an armored car and hide it somewhere in Los Angeles. S.W.A.T. borrows another armored car and tries to penetrate it for practice, but can't do it. The stolen car had no money inside, so S.W.A.T. assumes it will be used in a future heist. But where? A national beauty pageant with a million dollars in prizes provides the answer.

Farrah Fawcett and Loni Anderson play entrants in the beauty pageant.
1010"Omega One"Earl BellamyPhyllis White, Robert White and Wilton DenmarkMay 12, 1975 (1975-05-12)
A student protest is a cover for radicals to infiltrate a chemical plant and demand a million-dollar ransom. S.W.A.T. has only a short time to sneak in, rescue the hostages, and deactivate the programmed explosion.
1111"Blind Man's Bluff"George McCowanWalter BlackMay 19, 1975 (1975-05-19)
Harrelson is shot; although he survives, his vision is in question, so until he can be cleared he's assigned to a desk job.
1212"Sole Survivor"Earl BellamySean BaineMay 26, 1975 (1975-05-26)
An ex-parole officer, familiar with S.W.A.T. procedures, puts together a gang of former convicts to steal two million dollars in rare gold coins.


The opening sequence of the second-season episode "Terror Ship" re-used footage from the beginning of the first-season episode "Pressure Cooker," and the second-season episode "Deadly Weapons" similarly used re-edited footage taken from the first-season finale, "Sole Survivor."