List of Walker, Texas Ranger episodes

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The following is a list of episodes from the American television series Walker, Texas Ranger. A total of 201 episodes aired from April 21, 1993, to May 19, 2001. Although some sources identify the first 3 episodes aired at the end of the 1992-1993 television season, as the first season (making 9 seasons in the series overall),[1][2] those episodes are included in the Season 1 (1993–1994) DVD release and are not acknowledged as a separate season.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
Pilot 3 April 21, 1993 May 1, 1993
1 23 September 25, 1993 May 21, 1994
2 23 September 24, 1994 May 13, 1995
3 26 September 23, 1995 May 18, 1996
4 27 September 21, 1996 May 17, 1997
5 25 September 27, 1997 May 16, 1998
6 23 September 26, 1998 May 22, 1999
7 25 September 25, 1999 May 20, 2000
8 23 October 7, 2000 May 19, 2001

Episodes[edit]

Pilot season: 1993[edit]

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1 1 "One Riot, One Ranger" Virgil W. Vogel Louise McCarn April 21, 1993 (1993-04-21) 101

This two-hour premiere episode introduces Cordell Walker (Chuck Norris), a contemporary Texas Ranger. During a bank robbery in Dallas, Ranger Cordell Walker's partner Bob Mobley (Steven Ruge) is killed. Walker's new partner, Ranger Jimmy Trivette (Clarence Gilyard), has a history with one of the suspects in the robbery. Trying to solve the case, Walker discovers that the robbery could have been a test for a much bigger goal: simultaneously robbing four banks lying next to each other. After a bomb explodes in a bank across town which has just gotten in a valuable shipment, everyone goes to that bank. When the actual robbery starts at the other four banks, it falls to Walker to stop the robbers and their leader, former CIA agent Orson Wade (Marshall Teague).

In a subplot, Walker helps a young circus acrobat who was brutally raped by three goons cope with her assault and later protects her and two Russian jugglers who witnessed and stopped her attack, from the trio who try to run them out of town.

Note: The role of C.D. Parker was played by Gailard Sartain. In the first regular season, Noble Willingham took over the role starting with the episode, "Bounty." Clarence Gilyard joined the cast, after departing his role on Matlock. In syndication, this is a two-part episode.
2 2 "Borderline" Michael Vejar Robin Madden April 24, 1993 (1993-04-24) 102

While Tarrant County Assistant D.A. Alex Cahill is trying to prosecute cop killer Benny Carl Devlin (Ray Lykins), she gets a veiled threat from former Cuervo County sheriff Dewey Baker (Leon Rippy) -- the first person she ever put away. Alex had put Baker away because he routinely beat up suspects, and he terrorized anyone who complained about it.

But Alex has no proof that Baker is the man who is now stalking her. That's because Baker is having his former cell mate Duane Hopkins (Mark Walters) do the stalking for him. Baker even kills Alex's horse, Amber. And as soon as Baker doesn't need Hopkins anymore, he kills Hopkins. Walker and Trivette set out to rescue Alex when Baker kidnaps her and takes her to a remote cabin.
3 3 "A Shadow in the Night" Alexander Singer J. Michael Straczynski May 1, 1993 (1993-05-01) 103

When a powerful Yakuza leader Mitsua Usagi (Danny Kamekona) is killed in Tokyo by Congressman Leo Cabe's assistant, Karl Jaeker (John S. Davies), the Yakuza follows Cabe (Andrew Robinson) back to the States, and East meets the Wild West when Walker and Trivette are sent to protect Cabe. However, Cabe might be lying about his relations with the Yakuza.

At the same time, Walker is reunited with Yoshihito "Yoshi" Sakai (Aki Aleong), a friend he hasn't seen in almost 10 years. Yoshi's father was the man who taught martial arts to Walker. And Walker realizes that Yoshi is still a Yakuza member. Yoshi tells Walker that Karl and Cabe stole valuable Japanese art. Usagi wanted to reclaim the art for Japan, and he was killed for that.

Season 1: 1993–1994[edit]

  • Season 1 consisted of 23 episodes.
  • This is the first season to be produced by Top Kick Productions.
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4 1 "Bounty" Vern Gillum Frank Lupo September 25, 1993 (1993-09-25) 104

Bank robber Roy Buchanan is accidentally arrested, but when he is let go, he not only has Walker and Trivette on his heels, but a deadly bounty hunter by the name of Waxwell as well. Then Walker races to stop Waxwell from murdering Roy's brother Ned when it's discovered he was unwittingly involved.

Note: This is the first episode where the closing credits consisted of a still image of a Texas Ranger badge against a blue background, which stayed that way for the rest of the show's run. Noble Willingham took over the role of C.D. Parker in this episode.
5 2 "Storm Warning" James Darren Story: Louise McCarn
Teleplay: Louise McCarn and Terry Grief
October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02) 105
Trivette is up the river—and in very hot water—when he goes undercover in prison and finds himself trapped with other convicts during a brutal escape attempt while a hurricane is going on. Now Walker must find Trivette before he is exposed.
6 3 "In the Name of God" Michael Preece Peter Lance and Terry D. Nelson October 30, 1993 (1993-10-30) 106
Alex tries to rescue a friend's daughter from a religious cult, but finds herself being held prisoner by the group's charismatic leader.
7 4 "Crime Wave Dave" Tony Mordente Gordon T. Dawson November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06) 107
While searching for Billy Clancy (Tom Hodges), an escaped parolee that he helped before, Walker learns that Billy's parole officer Dave Kilmer (R.D. Call) has been forcing Billy to commit crimes. To protect himself, Kilmer abducts Billy's wife Frances (Marsha Dietlein) and son Billy Jr. (West Gibson) and Walker must rescue them before Billy is killed by the corrupt Kilmer.
8 5 "End Run" Michael Vejar Rick Husky November 13, 1993 (1993-11-13) 108
The wedding of Ranger Hoss at the Ranger Office is interrupted by a courthouse breakout of gang leader Axel Tate (Cylk Cozart), during which Trivette subdues the leader of the break-out, who to Trivette's surprise is an attractive woman, Katherine 'Kat' Prather (Troy Beyer), Axel's girlfriend whom was planning on leaving the gang life behind along with Axel. While Walker and Trivette transport the unruly Kat to testify in the out-of-state murder trial of Trigger Jenks (Gregory Scott Cummins) a gun smuggler who had in the past murdered a Ranger Captain who mentored Walker. Trivette struggles with his feelings for the dangerous woman who is being hunted by the now freed Axel & his gang which has been taken over by Trigger, who has ordered the reluctant Axel to kill his girlfriend, Kat to keep her from testifying against him.
9 6 "Family Matters" Tony Mordente Frank Lupo November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20) 109
Walker clashes with Agent Escalanti (Marco Rodríguez) & the FBI after he arrests a criminal Ted Hurley (Brent Anderson) who feels himself to be above the law because of his sister Vickie Hurley's (Kim Morgan Greene) involvement in the Witness Protection Program and he Trivette and Alex must find a way to ensure a conviction before the FBI sets him free. Meanwhile Walker befriends a young boy named Archie (Brady Bluhm) after saving him from some bullies.
10 7 "She'll Do to Ride the River With" Andrew Stevens Peter Lance November 24, 1993 (1993-11-24) 110
Dr. Victor Slade (Ken Kercheval), a veterinarian investigating the strange deaths of local animals is killed in what appears to be a drunk driving accident, and his daughter Ally (Cali Timmins) teams up with Walker and Trivette to prove otherwise. The three discover that an environmental waste company has been spraying a toxic substance on roads in order to make a larger profit. Meanwhile Trivette finds himself taking care of a dog named "Old Blue" after he and Walker save it from drowning after it was thrown into a lake.
11 8 "Unfinished Business" Michael Preece Harold Apter November 27, 1993 (1993-11-27) 111
A renegade vigilante Samuel J. Bodine (Sam J. Jones), a failed Texas Ranger applicant challenges Walker with his attempts to capture several escaped criminals, but he inadvertently endangers innocent civilians in the process. Meanwhile, Evie (Kim Myers), a young woman who works in the Ranger Office falls in love with a man named Tommy Williams, who unbeknownst to her is actually the renegade vigilante Walker's looking for.
12 9 "An Innocent Man" Michael Preece Charles Holland December 4, 1993 (1993-12-04) 112
Before a condemned man's execution, Walker finds new evidence that may clear the man's name. But when the man doesn't want to change his plea, Walker suspects blackmail, and must prove it before the man is put to death.
13 10 "Night of the Gladiator" William A. Fraker David H. Balkan December 11, 1993 (1993-12-11) 113
Diane, an old flame of Trivette's asks him to help her brother Randy who is involved with an illegal street fighting ring. Walker and Trivette join the gang by posing as street fighters, and Randy learns from them that the opponent he thought he had accidentally killed, actually died from a overdose of morphine. Though he realizes that his boss was responsible, Randy is forced to continue fighting when his boss kidnaps Diane to keep him in line and Trivette must hold off Randy so Walker can use the opportunity to save Diane and put an end to the fights for good.
14 11 "The Legend of Running Bear" Michael Preece Harold Apter January 8, 1994 (1994-01-08) 114
Walker's cousin, David "Little Eagle" Jackson, returns to the reservation after studying medicine to find that many do not like him, including his girlfriend's father (a member of the reservation's tribal council), whose murder he soon witnesses. Walker must clear his cousins' name when he is arrested for the murder by two corrupt FBI agents who framed him for murder of the tribal leader who they killed after he uncovers they conspired with a mining tycoon to steal land belonging to the reservation.
15 12 "Something in the Shadows: Part 1" Tony Mordente Harold Apter and Gordon T. Dawson January 15, 1994 (1994-01-15) 115
Kurt Nypo, a powerful drug dealer, is attempting to get rid of Walker when he starts to get close. Nypo also has Tony Kingston, one of Walker's karate students (and whose mom he is dating), deliver the drugs. Meanwhile, the Rangers are working on locating a rapist at a college that Alex teaches at.
16 13 "Something in the Shadows: Part 2" Michael Preece Harold Apter and Gordon T. Dawson January 22, 1994 (1994-01-22) 116
Tony is busted for delivering the drugs but refuses to come forward to protect his mother. After Nypo puts her in the hospital, Tony attempts to take matters into his own hands, and Walker, who is being held captive must escape and bust Nypo and his drug lord boss. Meanwhile, the Rangers continue their investigation on the college rapist and suspect that a professor that Alex knows might be the rapist.
17 14 "On Deadly Ground" Tony Mordente Rick Husky January 29, 1994 (1994-01-29) 117
Walker and Trivette, despite having no jurisdiction, travel to Mexico to rescue a captured D.E.A. agent, who is an old friend of Walker, from a Mexican drug cartel.
18 15 "Right Man, Wrong Time" Michael Preece Chris Bunch and Allan Cole February 5, 1994 (1994-02-05) 118
Country singer Merrilee Summers (Mary Elizabeth McGlynn) needs Walker's protection from her estranged music producer ex-husband Waylon Hampton (Wings Hauser), who is stalking and threatening her.
19 16 "The Prodigal Son" Tony Mordente Peter Lance March 5, 1994 (1994-03-05) 119
Walker does some soul searching after he nearly causes a young man's death during a hostage situation. He ends up helping another young man (Tobey Maguire), who is on the run for stealing drugs from a mob boss to impress his estranged father.
20 17 "The Committee" Michael Preece Lawrence Hertzog March 12, 1994 (1994-03-12) 120
Walker is asked by Alex and an old Justice Department colleague of hers to go undercover and infiltrate the committee: a secret group of dirty law officials (cops, lawyers, and a judge) who use vigilante style tactics to kill criminals released due to legal procedures. To get in, he is forced to display a harsher attitude and put his career and life on the line to bust them. To top it off, one of their members, a public defender who Walker befriends, is marked as a target when she has second thoughts about the committee's actions, which puts them at risk of being exposed.
21 18 "Deadly Vision" Lee H. Katzin B.G. Henry March 26, 1994 (1994-03-26) 121
Using a psychic to help locate a kidnapped 8-year-old girl earns Trivette ridicule from his fellow Rangers, except from Walker and C.D., who support his decision; but will it pay off?
22 19 "Skyjacked" Tony Mordente Gregory S. Dinallo April 2, 1994 (1994-04-02) 122
While transporting a condemned man from Ohio to Texas, his friends hijack the plane and subdue Walker and Trivette, who must find a way to prevent his escape.
23 20 "The Long Haul" Tony Mordente Gordon T. Dawson April 9, 1994 (1994-04-09) 123
Walker and Trivette go undercover to try to catch a gang of big rig hijackers.
24 21 "Rampage" Tony Mordente Gregory S. Dinallo April 30, 1994 (1994-04-30) 124
C.D. must rescue Walker and Trivette when they are trapped deep inside Texas while tracking a band of law-breaking brothers.
25 22 "The Reunion" Michael Preece Galen Thompson May 14, 1994 (1994-05-14) 125
Walker and Trivette get help from a legendary Texas Ranger, back to seek justice for his murdered son, in tracking down an assassin with a U.S. Senator in his sights. (Note: In syndication, this is a two-part episode.) *Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion
26 23 "Stolen Lullaby" Michael Preece Julie Friedgen May 21, 1994 (1994-05-21) 126
Walker investigates the claim of a woman (Danica McKellar) whose baby has been kidnapped, that the baby has been seen in the possession of a politician.

Season 2: 1994–1995[edit]

  • Season 2 consisted of 25 episodes.
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27 1 "Badge of Honor" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman September 24, 1994 (1994-09-24) 201
Trivette meets an old acquaintance of Walker, who is a sheriff in a small town who runs it with an iron fist and promotes racism among his deputies. When he gets too close, Trivette is captured, and learns that with a young teenage boy he is to be put to death in a secret spot where the remains of other captured prisoners are. With time running out, Walker must find a way to get someone to reveal what's going on, save Trivette and the boy, and put an end to the sheriff's racial tyranny.
28 2 "Branded" Jerry Jameson Calvin Clements Jr. October 1, 1994 (1994-10-01) 202
After a cattle inspector is killed by rustlers, Walker and Trivette work with the inspector's deputy to find those responsible, but the rustlers seem to be one step ahead of the Rangers. Walker suspects a mole, and must find a way to uncover it before the rustlers' trail goes cold.
29 3 "Silk Dreams" Michael Preece Mitchell Wayne Katzman October 8, 1994 (1994-10-08) 203
A deadly new designer drug sends Walker and Trivette out into the nightlife to seek its source. Meanwhile, Alex is having a recurring nightmare of Walker being shot, which is connected with this case.
30 4 "Mustangs" Tony Mordente Gordon T. Dawson October 15, 1994 (1994-10-15) 204
The death of a man who tried to bring Alex information on a plot to exterminate a group of wild mustangs leads Walker to a local ranch run by two brothers, Ned and Mitch Travis. The elder brother Ned, who is responsible is intending to get out of a lease agreement by getting rid of the herd (though Mitch is unaware of the murder). But when Walker gets too close, Ned and his gang are able to trap him in the badlands with no means of communication. Now, Walker must ride the leader of the herd in order to stop them in time.
31 5 "Till Death Do Us Part" Alexander Singer Story: Channing Clarkson and Sheree J. Wilson
Teleplay: Channing Clarkson
October 22, 1994 (1994-10-22) 205
Walker winds up in a coma after trying to save a child from a car that teetered off a bridge following a hit-and-run accident. As Trivette and C.D. search for the drivers responsible, they and Alex reminisce about their individual histories with Walker as they pray for his recovery.
32 6 "Rainbow Warrior" Jerry Jameson Larry Brody November 5, 1994 (1994-11-05) 206
While attending the funeral of Chief Six Feathers, Walker learns that his death was no accident.
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"The Road to Black Bayou" Michael Preece Story: David Thoreau
Teleplay: David Thoreau and Calvin Clements Jr.
November 19, 1994 (1994-11-19) 207/208

Work-related stress builds so Walker, under doctor's advice, takes Trivette & C.D. to Cajun country for a fishing trip. But the vacation turns sour when local ruffians grow tired of the Rangers' presence and take desperate measures to conceal their drug trade.

Note: In syndication, this is a two-part episode.
35 9 "Line of Fire" Tony Mordente Rick Husky November 26, 1994 (1994-11-26) 209
After receiving information about Dallas police officers dealing in drugs, Alex receives a threat on her life.
36 10 "Payback" Alexander Singer Gordon T. Dawson December 10, 1994 (1994-12-10) 210
Someone puts out a hit on Walker, who is already busy with recovering a stolen van that is designed for a handicapped boy.
37 11 "Tiger's Eye" Tony Mordente Nicholas Corea December 17, 1994 (1994-12-17) 211
The Japanese Yakuza kidnap the daughter of Jesse Morell, a Texas power broker in order to get revenge on his security chief Manzo Tokada. Tokada, a former Japanese cop, previously infiltrated their gang before faking his death with Jesse's help after his cover was blown. However, Tokada refuses Walker's assistance, preferring to handle it his way.
38 12 "The Big Bingo Bamboozle" Michael Preece Robert Wynne January 7, 1995 (1995-01-07) 212

A protected witness to a bingo game (that was actually a money laundering operation) keeps trying to escape her guards. Walker must find out why before they miss the trial that'll put the leader of the operation behind bars.

Note: This episode marks the debut of the show's theme song "Eyes of a Ranger", sung by Chuck Norris, which first appears in the opening and closing credits.
39 13 "Money Train" Christian I. Nyby II Rick Husky January 14, 1995 (1995-01-14) 213
Walker and Trivette chance upon a planned train robbery after Trivette gets them work on a movie set.
40 14 "Mean Streets" Michael Preece Mitchell Wayne Katzman January 28, 1995 (1995-01-28) 214
A masked group consisting of spoiled rich boys have decided to clean up the streets their way by beating up the homeless. But when one of their attacks results in a homicide, Walker goes undercover as a homeless man to catch them before they can destroy a homeless shelter and kill a witness to the crime.
41 15 "Cowboy" Christian I. Nyby II Richard Stanley February 4, 1995 (1995-02-04) 215
Alex gets caught at the scene of an oil tycoon's abduction by career criminal Victor LaRue (Wayne Pére) and is rounded up as a hostage herself. Walker and Trivette set out to track down LaRue and save her and the other hostages.
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"War Zone" Michael Preece Gordon T. Dawson February 11, 1995 (1995-02-11) 216/217
A series of high-profile robberies puzzle the Rangers, but when one results in the death of Walker's ex-partner, it becomes a personal crusade. As Walker works on helping the man's two children cope with their loss, he and Trivette suspect that an employee of an armored car company that have been present during these robberies may be working with the robbers whom the Rangers discover are ex-military. (Note: In syndication, this is a two-part episode.)
44 18 "Trust No One" Tony Mordente Story: Fred McKnight
Teleplay: Terry D. Nelson and Rick Kelbaugh
February 18, 1995 (1995-02-18) 218
Walker must clear the name of Trivette, who's been accused in the disappearance of $5 million in counterfeit money.
45 19 "Blue Movies" Michael Preece Calvin Clements Jr. February 25, 1995 (1995-02-25) 219
A judge is killed during a secret meeting with Alex & Walker, by a man who reveals to Walker that the one who ordered the hit is D.L. Dade (Howard Keel), a respectable businessman who has been keeping his true activities hidden from the law. Alex & Walker are forced to make a deal with the judge's killer in order to get his testimony to convict Dade. But after the killer himself is murdered to keep him from testifying, Walker remembering that the man said that Dade once made adult films, decides to track down one of the actresses a girl known by the stage name, "Candy Delight" suspecting that she was underage at the time. However, an informant in Alex's office is keeping Dade up to date on the Rangers' moves. Walker finds the actress is now a married woman with a husband and two young children, who is unwilling to testify about her past. Not wanting to ruin the woman's happy life, Walker decides against convincing her to testify, but Dade is determined to get rid of witnesses, and Walker must save her from being killed by Dade's hitmen.
46 20 "On Sacred Ground" Joe Coppoletta Gordon T. Dawson March 11, 1995 (1995-03-11) 220
Walker investigates when Cherokee youths steal artifacts from a museum, claiming they were illegally taken from their ancestral burial grounds.
47 21 "Case Closed" Tony Mordente Steven L. Sears April 29, 1995 (1995-04-29) 221
Walker seeks to disprove 40 years of UFO sightings in a small, Texas town, while also trying to find the missing father of a young girl.
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"Flashback" Tony Mordente Jim Byrnes May 6, 1995 (1995-05-06) 222
Walker pursues a group of killers seeking the lost treasures of Hayes Cooper, a Wild West Texas Ranger. During the pursuit, Walker is attacked by a rattlesnake. Parts of the episode are "flashbacks" to Hayes Cooper, who with Lockett (played by Trivette/Gilyard), is pursuing a group of killers. (Notes: In syndication, this is a two-part episode.)
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"Standoff" Michael Preece Tom Blomquist, Rick Husky and Terry D. Nelson May 13, 1995 (1995-05-13) 223
Walker (with the aid of a jet pack) and Trivette protect a Mexican Presidential candidate from an assassin. (Note: In syndication, this is a two-part episode.)

Season 3: 1995–1996[edit]

  • Season 3 consisted of 26 episodes.
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52 1 "Blown Apart" Tony Mordente Terry D. Nelson September 23, 1995 (1995-09-23) 301
An escaped psychopathic prisoner named Max Kale (Ed O'Ross) goes on a spree, eager to kill people who helped put him away in prison—a list of people including Walker, Alex, a doctor named Jane Pine, a judge named Hollister, Max's ex-wife Angela, and the neighbors from the street where Max was raised. Now Walker must do whatever it takes to protect the people and put an end to Kale's rampage.
53 2 "Deep Cover" Tony Mordente Calvin Clements Jr. September 30, 1995 (1995-09-30) 302
While on loan to the DEA for a case, Walker and Trivette head to Miami, Florida, where Walker poses as a cocaine dealer to help break up a drug trafficking operation and rescue a cop that is being held hostage.
54 3 "The Guardians" Michael Preece Bruce Cervi and John Lansing October 7, 1995 (1995-10-07) 303
When an undercover cop winds up dead, Walker goes undercover at an oil rig to locate The Guardians, a group of eco-terrorists that have infiltrated the rig with the intention of blowing it up.
55 4 "Collision Course" Chuck Bowman Jim Byrnes October 14, 1995 (1995-10-14) 304
C.D.'s niece is kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend (Brian Krause) who forces her into a string of bank robberies. Walker and C.D.'s pursuit of them becomes further complicated when a radio show host, unaware of what's really going on, offers a bounty on their Bonnie and Clyde-style bank robberies.
56 5 "Point After" Joe Coppoletta Story: Ronald M. Cohen
Teleplay: Rick Husky
October 21, 1995 (1995-10-21) 305
Walker and Trivette's investigation of the death of an assistant high school football coach leads to their discovery of a blackmail plot towards the team caused by an illegal high-stakes gambling ring and they must put a stop to it before the state tournament game the high school team had been preparing for starts.
57 6 "Evil in the Night" Michael Preece Tom Blomquist November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04) 306
Running Wolf, a malevolent medicine man (Billy Drago) resurrects after desecration of his burial ground, and Walker must confront his past demons if he hopes to stop him before he gets revenge.
58 7 "Final Justice" Joe Coppoletta Rick Husky November 11, 1995 (1995-11-11) 307
After learning one of his parent's killers was never brought to justice, Walker finds a witness to help make things right.
59 8 "The Lynching" Michael Preece Nicholas Corea November 18, 1995 (1995-11-18) 308
In a small town, an elderly woman is murdered and a young mentally disabled man who was living with her is accused of murdering her by a lynch mob (who is led by a vengeful father whose son was accidentally killed by the man several years earlier) which demands to settle it with vigilante-style justice. Walker and Trivette must prove his innocence before the mob extracts vengeance.
60 9 "Whitewater: Part 1" Michael Preece Liz Comici and Luciano Comici November 25, 1995 (1995-11-25) 309
Alex and Walker's whitewater rafting trip becomes a working vacation when one of the rafters is murdered. Meanwhile, Trivette and CD are on the trail of an escaped convict who's headed down river in the same direction as Alex and Walker. Note: Parts 1 and 2 are shown as a single episode on the DVD release.
61 10 "Whitewater: Part 2" Michael Preece Liz Comici and Luciano Comici December 2, 1995 (1995-12-02) 310
See Part 1 above. Note: Parts 1 and 2 are shown as a single episode on the DVD release.
62 11 "The Covenant" Tony Mordente Story: Galen Thompson
Teleplay: Galen Thompson and Gordon T. Dawson
December 9, 1995 (1995-12-09) 311
A gang leader who is trying to start a turf war attempts to recruit one of Walker's karate students, Tommy Lopez, to his side. When Tommy refuses, the gang severely wounds his older brother Ernesto, a former member of theirs, in a drive-by shooting and frames a rival gang who they had shot just moments previously for it, and Walker must stop the rival gang from retaliating and igniting the turf war, as well as prevent Tommy, who decides to join Ernesto's old gang to get retribution for his brother's shooting (not knowing that they are actually responsible for it), from throwing his life away in an act of misguided vengeance.
63 12 "Rodeo" Michael Preece Babs Greyhosky January 6, 1996 (1996-01-06) 312
Victor DeMarco (Joseph Campanella), a mob boss who was put away in prison years ago, is given a new trial and intends to go free by using false witnesses. After his men kill two of the real witnesses, Walker and Trivette go undercover to protect the final witness, a rodeo rider who is an ex-boyfriend of Alex after he refuses protective custody.
64 13 "Flashpoint" Aaron Norris Bruce Cervi and John Lansing January 13, 1996 (1996-01-13) 313
Irish militants are trying to kill a peacemaker. But when the plan results in the leader being captured, the man's son plots to free him. (Note: This episode serves as a backstory for the season 6 episode "Second Chance")
65 14 "Break In" Joe Coppoletta Jim Byrnes January 20, 1996 (1996-01-20) 314
Walker & Trivette go undercover in a prison as a convict and a guard respectively to gather evidence on a convicted felon that had a key witness and two rangers murdered, but is unaware that the assistant warden and some of the guards are working for the felon. On top of all that, Trivette gets exposed, forcing Walker to work alone and bust the warden before his cover is blown and the felon walks free.
66 15 "The Return of LaRue" Michael Preece Tom Blomquist February 3, 1996 (1996-02-03) 315
Paroled on a technicality, Victor LaRue pretends to have changed as he takes revenge on Walker and Alex.
67 16 "The Juggernaut" Tony Mordente Calvin Clements Jr. February 10, 1996 (1996-02-10) 316
Alex helps an abused wife at a mountain retreat of her women's support group to see that her violent husband can never change, but when he tracks her down to the retreat's location, it places all of them in danger.
68 17 "El Coyote: Part 1" Tony Mordente Gordon T. Dawson February 17, 1996 (1996-02-17) 317
After saving a female Mexican immigrant who was brought in illegally and forced into prostitution, Walker goes undercover with Mexican agent Jesse Rodriguez (from the Season 2 episode "Standoff") as a peasant to track a large operation of slave-labor smugglers in Mexico that are migrating Mexican immigrants into the United States illegally by tricking them with false promises of providing them with a better life.
69 18 "El Coyote: Part 2" Tony Mordente Gordon T. Dawson February 24, 1996 (1996-02-24) 318
While being put to work at a farm, Jesse finds one of their men there to whom he once arrested a long time ago could identify him as a police officer once he remembers him which puts both his and Walker's cover at risk, forcing Walker to show his worth by standing up to the slavers to meet the real leader of this slave-labor operation before their cover is blown. Meanwhile, after the female immigrant they saved is recaptured and forced back into prostitution, Trivette leads a manhunt to get her back.
70 19 "The Avenger" Tony Mordente Nicholas Corea March 2, 1996 (1996-03-02) 319
After arms dealer Randall Hooks (Christopher Dahlberg) is killed by Walker in a raid his older mercenary brother Caleb Hooks (Michael Parks) gets revenge by killing Phillip Daniels (Michael Costello), the F.B.I. agent in charge of the bust and kidnaps Walker and makes him fight to the death. Meanwhile, Trivette works with the F.B.I. agent's partner, Carl Bishop (Todd Terry) to locate Walker.
71 20 "Behind the Badge" Michael Preece Tom Blomquist March 23, 1996 (1996-03-23) 320
Action surrounding Walker stymies Trivette's attempts to impress the female reporter of a "Behind the Badge" documentary show.
72 21 "Blackout" Joe Coppoletta Rick Husky April 6, 1996 (1996-04-06) 321
A blow to the head leaves Walker with amnesia during an undercover operation to uncover money laundering at a casino, and his only ally is a female spy who must help him recover his memory to bust the scam.
73 22 "Deadline" Tony Mordente Story: Jeff Myrow
Teleplay: Nicholas Corea
April 13, 1996 (1996-04-13) 322
A senator proposes to save money by disbanding the Texas Rangers. But when his daughter is kidnapped by a gang of jewelry store robbers, he refuses the Rangers' help, choosing to rely on the F.B.I., although Walker and Trivette have a better chance of locating the kidnappers in time.
74 23 "The Siege" Tony Mordente Calvin Clements Jr. and Gordon T. Dawson April 27, 1996 (1996-04-27) 323
While on vacation at a friends' house, heroin smugglers lay siege on their house when Alex and their friend's son accidentally stumble on their operation. Things become complicated when the son is critically wounded and Walker and Trivette's guns start running low on ammunition, forcing Walker to use guerrilla tactics to pick off the attackers.
75 24 "The Moscow Connection" Tony Mordente Nicholas Corea and Terry D. Nelson May 4, 1996 (1996-05-04) 324
A Russian policeman comes to Texas to help the Texas Ranger deal with Russian criminals that are attempting to take over a local organization.
Notes: While on a stakeout, Trivette quotes a passage from The Secret Power Within, and Walker asks Trivette for the title of the book. When Trivette tells him, and mentions that it was written by Chuck Norris, Walker gives the impression that he's never heard of Norris (although he does correct Trivette on the number of world karate championships Norris had won). This episode shows that Chuck Norris exists in the show's fictional universe.
76 25 "Miracle at Middle Creek" Michael Preece Rick Husky May 11, 1996 (1996-05-11) 325
While he and C.D. are trailing a group of bank robbers, Walker learns a small boy is trapped underground, unaware that the boy's father was forced to help in the robbery. When Walker finds himself buried alive with the boy, it is up to Trivette to rescue them.
77 26 "Hall of Fame" Michael Preece Bruce Cervi and John Lansing May 18, 1996 (1996-05-18) 326
A serial killer from C.D.'s past taunts him as he prepares for induction to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Walker and Trivette sets out to bring him to justice. Features Baboon

Season 4: 1996–1997[edit]

  • Season 4 consisted of 27 episodes.
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78 1 "Higher Power" Michael Preece Bob Gookin September 21, 1996 (1996-09-21) 401
Walker and Alex save a Buddhist monk (Master Rin), a mother, and her son Davey from some local thugs. They learn that Master Rin is searching for the reincarnation of his former master, Lama Dolgin, whom Rin believes to be Davey (he is later proven correct). When Master Rin is hurt while protecting Davey, when they are attacked during Tai Chi practice by a man who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a man named Chang, who Lama Dolgin disgraced when he defeated Chang after the man had challenged him and who Dolgin stopped from committing ritual suicide (he later swore to take revenge on the Lama). The current Chang intends to capture & imprison Dolgin's reincarnation so he may corrupt him (because killing Davey would only result in the young Lama's reincarnation). Walker must fight Chang in order to protect young Davey.
79 2 "Patriot" Tony Mordente Bruce Cervi and John Lansing September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28) 402
After the leader of a white-supremacist group is arrested for the murder of Trivette's military cousin, the group retaliates by taking over a minority-owned television station and threatens the lives of the hostages (including Alex) if their leader is not released. Kind-hearted Shelly Preston confronts the leader Sergeant Major Bart Hawkins (John Savage) in the television studio, but Hawkins punches her and knocks her out cold. As she helplessly lies there, defeated, everyone looks on, waiting for Walker, who's now their last hope, but may have to fight Hawkins to the death.
80 3 "Ghost Rider" Karl Kases Nicholas Corea October 5, 1996 (1996-10-05) 403
The spirit of a dead Apache teenage boy assists Walker to discover who murdered him eight years prior.
81 4 "The Brotherhood" Michael Preece Gordon T. Dawson October 12, 1996 (1996-10-12) 404
A group of dirty cops from the Brookdale Police Department have been murdering criminals by targeting the ones who get off due to technicalities (as the group's founder killed a criminal that got off on a technicality after he murdered his younger brother who was a rookie cop). Meanwhile, Walker helps Ernesto Lopez (who had joined Marine Corps after recovering from being shot in "The Covenant"), who has been accused of rape (the victim had mistakenly picked him out of a police lineup) and Alex is able to help him uncover DNA evidence that would prove his innocence. However, before this becomes public knowledge, the crooked cops murder Ernesto and it becomes a personal issue for Walker, especially when they decide to kill Walker before he can expose them after figuring out who they are.
82 5 "Plague" Tony Mordente Ron Swanson October 19, 1996 (1996-10-19) 405
An agricultural feed is tested on the Cherokee reservation by a company that is more interested with containing the information from their research rather than to contain the virus. But when Walker learns that the company had murdered an informant who tried to inform Alex about the company's motives, he soon finds that the company intends to murder the Cherokee inhabitants to keep their research a secret. Now, Walker is on a race against time before the research kills the natives and destroys the reservation.
83 6 "Redemption" Tony Mordente William T. Conway October 26, 1996 (1996-10-26) 406
Alex's attorney father, Gordon Cahill (Rod Taylor), who walked out on his family years ago because of his problems with alcoholism, is defending Karl Mayes, the crime boss that she is prosecuting. But when Mayes' henchman Hendricks disguises himself as a cop and kills a witness that Walker has in custody, Gordon quits the case out of disgust. However, this makes him a key witness and both he and Alex are next on Mayes' hit list.
84 7 "Codename: Dragonfly" Michael Preece Story: Nicholas Corea
Teleplay: Nicholas Corea and Bob Gookin
November 2, 1996 (1996-11-02) 407
A military helicopter with stealth capabilities has been stolen to be utilized by a drug cartel. The thief turns out to be ex-Marine Randy Shrader (Marshall R. Teague) who betrayed and abandoned his unit during the war in Vietnam, leaving the men (including Walker) for dead. With no time to lose, Walker must catch Shrader before the helicopter falls into the cartel's hands.
85 8 "A Silent Cry" Michael Preece Mitchell Schneider November 9, 1996 (1996-11-09) 408
The Rangers seek out a trio of construction workers, who have been using date rape drugs to subdue and assault young women. Things get personal for Walker when Darcy Reynolds (Yelba Osorio), the daughter of Cora Reynolds (Rosanna DeSoto) one of his friends, falls victim to the trio while out celebrating her 21st birthday, and she struggles to deal with the traumatic experience. After the rapists' next victim turns up dead from a rohypnol overdose, Walker heats up the investigation, prompting the trio to take drastic measures to shake the Rangers off their trail. Meanwhile, Alex and Darcy's mother try to get Darcy to attend a rape victim support group, but Darcy finds the process too painful and wants to put the rape behind her. She later reconsiders when her mother reveals in front of her daughter, Alex, and the support group that she was raped by a family friend as a child, and that she regrets having suffered alone in silence all those years, due being unaware about victim's support groups like them.
86 9 "Swan Song" Karl Kases Story: Liz Comici and Luciano Comici
Teleplay: Gordon T. Dawson
November 16, 1996 (1996-11-16) 409
Walker and Alex lead an expedition in Utah to locate a crashed plane, that was used as an escape by criminals eight years ago to rob a bank and kill seven people, including the local sheriff, who was one of Walker's friends. However, a group of opportunists hearing that there is three million dollars on board, secretly follow the group to take the cash for themselves. Unbeknownst to either group, one of the robbers survived the plane crash, and has been living in a cave as a mountain cannibal, who now stalks the two groups looking to claim his next victim.
87 10 "Cyclone" Tony Mordente Nicholas Corea and Bob Gookin November 23, 1996 (1996-11-23) 410
As a tornado approaches Dallas, kidnappers demand $10 million for a school bus, full of kidnapped children as well as C.D. and Alex, which unknown to the Rangers have been buried alive. Walker and Trivette must locate the bus through the severe weather before it runs out of air.
88 11 "Lucky" Tony Mordente Story: Bob Gookin and Rick Husky
Teleplay: Bob Gookin
November 30, 1996 (1996-11-30) 411
A homeless man's dog helps Walker track down the assailants behind an assault and near death of a priest. Meanwhile, Alex and C.D. put on a charity Thanksgiving dinner.
89 12 "The Deadliest Man Alive" Tony Mordente Calvin Clements Jr. December 14, 1996 (1996-12-14) 412
The Viper, a deadly international assassin, is in Texas, and Walker must stop him before he strikes again.
90 13 "A Ranger's Christmas" Michael Preece Nicholas Corea December 21, 1996 (1996-12-21) 413
Walker tells the story of the Old West's Hayes Cooper, a Scrooge-like Texas Ranger who finally learned to have Christmas spirit. This episode aired just four days before Christmas in 1996.
91 14 "Mayday" Tony Mordente Story: Rick Husky
Teleplay: Rick Husky and Nicholas Corea
January 11, 1997 (1997-01-11) 414
After surviving a plane crash that was supposed to kill him and Charlie Brooks (Terry Kiser), an important witness and former mob accountant, Walker must protect Charlie and the other survivors from hit men who have come to finish them off.
92 15 "Last Hope" Rich Thorne Story: Bob Gookin and I.B. Otto
Teleplay: Bob Gookin
January 18, 1997 (1997-01-18) 415
The Rangers set up a camp to help troubled teens with pressure, with the assistance of Charlie Brooks, who had been sentenced to community service. However, one of the teens endangers everybody at Ranger Camp by unknowingly stealing a money bag from drug dealers.
93 16 "Full Contact" Michael Preece Bruce Cervi and John Lansing February 1, 1997 (1997-02-01) 416
Walker clears the name of a young martial artist framed for drug possession and the murder of his trainer, and then trains him for a kickboxing tournament championship.
94 17 "99th Ranger" Tony Mordente Gordon T. Dawson February 8, 1997 (1997-02-08) 417
While looking into recruiting a replacement for a Texas Ranger that was killed in a shootout, he meets Ranger applicant Roberta 'Bobbie' Hunt (Tammy Lauren), a Fort Worth, Texas police officer who is being haunted by her violent ex-husband (Jeff Kober). The harassment by him eventually becomes so bad, that she almost gives up her dream of becoming a Texas Ranger until Walker convinces her otherwise.
95 18 "Devil's Turf" Michael Preece Bob Gookin February 15, 1997 (1997-02-15) 418
Walker goes undercover as a high school teacher to help bust a drug ring that are using Powerballs, a deadly drug that had killed a couple of students, as well as help his students improve themselves.
96 19 "Days Past" Tony Mordente Nicholas Corea February 22, 1997 (1997-02-22) 419
Vince Pike (Leon Rippy), a mob boss that had killed Walker's fiancée Ellen Garret 10 years ago, is given an early release, and he intends to get revenge on Walker by targeting C.D., Trivette, and Alex.
97 20 "The Trial of LaRue" Michael Preece Gordon T. Dawson March 8, 1997 (1997-03-08) 420
Deranged criminal Victor LaRue (Wayne Pére) manages to disarm the bailiffs during his competency hearing and then takes the courtroom hostage. He kills the judge and demands to see Walker, off tracking other criminals, and taunts Alex while he waits. LaRue's manic actions range from death threats for a sandwich, televising his crimes, terrorizing a divorced couple at a custody hearing, and killing people at random. When Walker forces his way into the courtroom, LaRue fires a shot at Walker, whom fatally shoots him in return. Later, as LaRue's body is taken away on a gurney, Alex has a conscious nightmare that he snaps back to life.
98 21 "Heart of the Dragon" Michael Preece Bob Gookin April 5, 1997 (1997-04-05) 421
Walker protects a young man who has a jade dragon that a Chinese gang believes has magical power.
99 22 "The Neighborhood" Eric Norris Nicholas Corea April 26, 1997 (1997-04-26) 422
Walker helps one of his karate students, a ten-year-old girl named Kyla Jarvis (Kyla Pratt) after she miraculously survives being severely wounded in a drive-by shooting. Young Kyla reveals that she had a Near-death experience where she went to heaven and encountered an Angel who gives her a divine mission from god to help end violence in her community with Walker's help and support. To succeed though, he'll need to convince her grandfather, frustrated Vietnam veteran turned anti-gang vigilante Leon Barlow to use a less violent approach to fighting gangs, and stop local gang the "B-3 Dukes" and their ruthless leader Zach Russell (Stoney Jackson) who was responsible for ordering the drive-by shooting of Barlow that resulted in Kyla's getting shot as retaliation for a firebombing of a B-3 Dukes' crack house by Barlow's vigilante group composed of other frustrated residents, while also helping young gangbanger Bobby Miller (Patrick Malone) who is conflicted over his unwitting role as Kyla's shooter and disagrees with Russell's cold blooded mentality and methods, to stray away from the gang life.
100 23 "A Father's Image" João Fernandes Gordon T. Dawson May 3, 1997 (1997-05-03) 423
Ranger Bobbie Hunt (Tammy Lauren reprises the role of Roberta "Bobbie" Hunt who successfully became a Ranger at the end of the "99th Ranger") goes undercover to gather evidence against crime boss Sal Matacio (Dan Lauria), who is raising his ten-year-old son, Nicholas (Joseph Ashton), to take over the family business, as well as plotting to kill his ex-wife Dana (Mary Chris Wall) when he fears she might eventually agree to Walker's efforts of having her testify against him to get Nicholas back.
101 24 "Sons of Thunder (Part 1)" Aaron Norris Story: Chuck Norris and Aaron Norris
Teleplay: Bob Gookin
May 4, 1997 (1997-05-04) 424
When a preacher friend of Walker's dies, his military son, Trent, returns to take care of his family. Walker tries to get him to become a police officer, but this proves difficult due to Trent's refusal to carry a firearm (due to a childhood incident with a revolver that resulted in the death of a friend). Meanwhile, a serial cop-killer is on the loose and one of the targets happens to be a friend of Walker and Trent.
102 25 "Sons of Thunder (Part 2)" Aaron Norris Story: Chuck Norris and Aaron Norris
Teleplay: Bob Gookin
May 4, 1997 (1997-05-04) 425
The search for a cop killer gets personal especially for Walker. When Trivette is shot following a lead, it confirms that the cop-killer is not killing at random, but is instead only targeting certain cops due to a personal vendetta. Walker and Trent soon discover that killer's next target is Carlos, as Carlos confirms the killer is actually a violent ex-cop.
103 26 "Texas vs. Cahill" Michael Preece Glenn A. Bruce and Bob Gookin May 10, 1997 (1997-05-10) 426
When Alex's former lover, who's also the defending attorney in her current trial, turns up dead beside her in bed, she's accused of his murder and sent to a women's prison that's packed with inmates who hold a grudge against her, though her cellmate who was put in there due to a botched defense is able to protect her. While Gordon Cahill returns to defend Alex in court, he helps Walker suspect that Lane Tillman (Robert Forster)–the man Alex was prosecuting—had a good reason to frame her.
104 27 "Rookie" Tony Mordente Nicholas Corea May 17, 1997 (1997-05-17) 427
Joey Prado (John Haymes Newton) (who was the kickboxer from the episode "Full Contact") just graduated from the academy with the best marks since Walker. One of his first assignments is to go undercover as a drug dealer. Along the way, he reunites with his childhood friend and sworn blood brother, Victor Solano (Damon Collazo) who is one of the men he has to arrest. Joey finds himself in the precarious position of having to deceiving his former friend by convincing him that he is a criminal and earning his trust in order to gather enough evidence to take down both Victor and his boss.

Season 5: 1997–1998[edit]

  • Season 5 consisted of 25 episodes.
  • This is the last season to be produced by Top Kick Productions.
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105 1 "The Fighting McLains" Tony Mordente Nicholas Corea September 27, 1997 (1997-09-27) 501

Belle Starr McLain, a mole for the DEA, is exposed and murdered by drug kingpin Jack Garret. Then her Marine-brother JW (John Wesley), to whom she sent proof of Garret's wrongdoing, goes AWOL to launch a vendetta against the drug lord. Instead, JW is stopped and captured by Walker. After JW's commanding officer Luther Parrish comes to pick him up, JW is sprung by his two other siblings, Jessie and Wyatt. Now Walker, Trivette, and Parrish must keep the McLains from taking the law into their own hands to avenge their sister, while at the same time gathering sufficient evidence to bust Garret for his crimes.

Notes: This plotline was recycled considerably for the TV movie Logan's War: Bound by Honor , in which Eddie Cibrian portrays Airborne Ranger Logan Fallon. As a child, Logan witnessed the murder of his sister and their parents by a corrupt politician; Logan withholds all evidence regarding their killer from the authorities, since this matter is personal. The difference herein is that the Chuck Norris character - Logan's uncle Jake, himself a retired Airborne Ranger - supports this private vendetta instead of opposing it. Moreover, like many episodes of WTR, the movie has a supernatural element: Logan's never-explained premonitions of danger.
106 2 "Iceman" Christian I. Nyby II David Carren and J. Larry Carroll October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04) 502
After an explosives expert known as the Iceman is hospitalized, the Rangers are forced to ask their old friend, Charlie Brooks, for help in catching a local crime boss who had hired the Iceman for a job, since Charlie bears a resemblance to the Iceman (due to Terry Kiser portraying both of them). While Charlie agrees to do this in exchange for not having to serve the rest of his community service, he soon loses the device that allowed Walker to keep track of him, not to mention that the Iceman soon escapes from the hospital.
107 3 "Lucas: Part 1" Michael Preece Story: Chuck Norris and Aaron Norris
Teleplay: Nicholas Corea
October 11, 1997 (1997-10-11) 503
An AIDS-stricken 7-year-old (Haley Joel Osment) tries to find his mother, with Walker's help.
108 4 "Lucas: Part 2" Michael Preece Story: Chuck Norris and Aaron Norris
Teleplay: Nicholas Corea
October 18, 1997 (1997-10-18) 504
After Lucas' mother dies, Walker takes him to the Cherokee Reservation to help him overcome his nightmares and tell him about his A.I.D.S condition. At the same time, Walker also must get a powerful drug cartel leader before he kills Lucas, as he's the only witness to his drugs operation.
109 5 "Forgotten People" Tony Mordente Story: Mick Curran and Mitchell Schneider
Teleplay: Mick Curran
October 25, 1997 (1997-10-25) 505
Trivette visits old friend Josh Leonard (who is also his girlfriend's father) in a nursing home, who is unable to find the tape recorder he had that would tell Trivette about the suspicious things the doctors were up to, not knowing that one of the home's abusive orderlies had found it first. Upon learning of the evidence from the said orderly, the head doctor (Gail Strickland) murders Josh to prevent him from exposing them and based on Trivette's suspicions, a few clues are uncovered that suggests the doctors are conducting illegal experiments on their elderly patients in order to put a new Alzheimer's drug on the market, so C.D. is sent in undercover as an Alzheimer's disease patient to gather evidence to prove it, unaware that one of the other patients is also undercover for the same reason after her best friend's similar death.
110 6 "Last of a Breed: Part 1" Michael Preece Gordon T. Dawson November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01) 506
Children visiting the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame get treated to Walker telling a story about the Old West's legendary Hayes Cooper. (Note: Chuck Norris is the only actor to appear in this two-part episode).
111 7 "Last of a Breed: Part 2" Michael Preece Gordon T. Dawson November 8, 1997 (1997-11-08) 507
Walker continues to tell the story of Hayes Cooper. And he continues when Cooper upon seeing the family he befriended killed, he sets out to go after the ones he believes responsible for their deaths. After getting one of them, he meets a Texas Ranger (Robert Fuller) who warns him about crossing the line and after saying that he gives Cooper a Texas Ranger badge which Cooper takes. After tracking down his quarries, he gets shot but is found by some Indians who nurse him back to health and gives him a moment to think. (Notes: This two-part episode appears to ignore parts of the story of how and when Hayes Cooper became a Texas Ranger as depicted in the two-part season 2 episode "Flashback". Chuck Norris is the only actor to appear in this two-part episode).
112 8 "Brainchild" Michael Preece Nicholas Corea November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15) 508
After escaping a research center, a boy with genius-level IQ gets Walker to help him find his mother and rescue a friendly scientist when his A.I. confirms that the facility he lives at wants to fatally overtax his telepathic abilities.
113 9 "Mr. Justice" Eric Norris Story: Bob Gookin and Rebecka S. Norris
Teleplay: Bob Gookin
November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22) 509
Walker's idea for a "boot camp" for young offenders comes under heavy opposition from a senator who thinks prison is the only solution and he intends to see that Walker's efforts fail even if it means using his influence to sabotage the trial program, though Walker refuses to give in to politics easily. U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison makes a special guest appearance as herself.
114 10 "Rainbow's End" Eric Norris Nicholas Corea December 6, 1997 (1997-12-06) 510
James Lee Crown (Randolph Mantooth), a horse owner, wants to win races in order to increase his horse's stud fees, even if it means by cheating. Crown murders a rival horse, along with its owner and trainer (the latter of whom was secretly working for him) that beat his horse in a race. He then sets his sights on fixing an upcoming race by targeting another rival horse Rainbow's End, which is owned by one of Walker's friends. Walker must stop Crown before he reaches the horse and his friend's daughter.
115 11 "A Woman's Place" Gregg Champion Story: Dawn Ritchie and Hannah Louise Shearer
Teleplay: Dawn Ritchie
December 13, 1997 (1997-12-13) 511
Alex's cellmate Alfre (from the season 4 episode "Texas vs. Cahill") is now out of prison (since Gordon Cahill was working on getting her released at the end of that episode) and has a job as a female construction worker, but she finds herself in danger after threatening to blow the whistle on unsafe construction practices, which are secretly caused by a small group of employees led by the site foreman who are actually running an illegal money-making scam behind their company owner's back. Walker and Alex must keep Alfre and her family safe and expose the scam before the group gets to her first to keep their activities secret.
116 12 "Small Blessings" Eric Norris Bob Gookin December 20, 1997 (1997-12-20) 512
When two recently adopted orphans run away from their new foster home when they misinterpret a discussion between their foster parents and think that one of them might be sent back to the orphanage (which was actually about how their foster parents could not afford to have two "cars"), they witness a murder, and Walker must save the two from being killed before they can give testimony.
117 13 "Tribe" Jerry Jameson Nicholas Corea January 3, 1998 (1998-01-03) 513
An archaeologist on the Cherokee reservation is murdered when a greedy oil company learns there's oil under her dig site. Her rejected would-be suitor, Sam Coyote (Eloy Casados), a reservation cop and friend of Walker, is used to take the fall for her murder. Walker must work on clearing him before Sam is transferred to F.B.I. custody.
118 14 "Saving Grace" Jerry Jameson Bruce Cervi and John Lansing January 10, 1998 (1998-01-10) 514
Prison escapees take refuge in a church where Alex and her battered women's group are meeting and take them and the church's nuns hostage, threatening to kill them if their demands are not met.
119 15 "Money Talks" Tony Mordente James L. Novack January 17, 1998 (1998-01-17) 515
C.D. is filling in temporarily as the head of security for a country club until a replacement can arrive. While there he becomes suspcious over the mystery of what happened to his predecessor. Walker, Trivette, and Alex are later asked to go to the club discreetly to keep an eye on the rich CEOs that would be attending a social function at the club. However behind the scenes, C.D.'s second in command, Grady, who had murdered the previous head of security when he got too close, is working with some men under a mysterious leader to pull off a heist at the function.
120 16 "The Crusader" Rich Thorne Bruce Cervi and John Lansing January 31, 1998 (1998-01-31) 516
Walker helps a pro wrestler ("Rowdy" Roddy Piper) whose ex-wife is in hiding after witnessing a murder. (Note: This was the last episode to air on CBS before the network's broadcast of the XVIII Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.)
121 17 "In God's Hands" Michael Preece Gordon T. Dawson February 28, 1998 (1998-02-28) 517
While pursuing two armed robbers, Trivette finds a 6-year old boy shot during his pursuit of one of the robbers and believes that he is responsible. Placed on suspension and having to deal with the moral implications (such as inaccurate media coverage which implicates Trivette) and the wounded boy's older brother (Kaj-Erik Eriksen), Trivette finds the man leading the investigation against him is an officer who has a grudge against him for being passed over in favor of Trivette for initiation into the Texas Rangers, and who wants to have Trivette brought up on criminal charges. Meanwhile, Walker looks into proving that Kroeger (Sal Landi)— the man that Trivette was pursuing — was the one who shot the boy.
122 18 "Undercover" Michael Preece Bob Gookin March 7, 1998 (1998-03-07) 518
Detective Carlos Sandoval who is undercover in a drug ring is found out by the ring leader (John Vargas) who had also previously murdered Carlos' older brother Hector. The wounded Carlos escapes and is taken to a homeless shelter to recover.
123 19 "Everyday Heroes" Michael Preece Bob Gookin March 21, 1998 (1998-03-21) 519
After he protects a woman from her abusive ex-husband, Trent Malloy is contacted by the abused wife of a drug lord who watched the news report about his recent exploit on TV and asks for his help in getting away from her violent husband. To succeed, Trent asks Walker to help.
124 20 "Warriors" João Fernandes Bob Gookin April 4, 1998 (1998-04-04) 520
The mother of Davey (reincarnation of Buddhist monk Lama Dolgin from the episode "Higher Power"), who works as geneticist is kidnapped by a group wanting to use her research (which was derived from her son's unique DNA which grants him a form of rapid healing) to create a race of genetically superior soldiers. Davey returns to the states with Master Rin, wanting to help Walker find his mother via a special bond he shares with his mother. To save her, however, Walker must contend with the group's genetically enhanced enforcer.
125 21 "Angel" Jerry Jameson Bruce Cervi and John Lansing April 18, 1998 (1998-04-18) 521
When Trivette's old girlfriend gets his help to locate her father, then kills him and knocks out Trivette (while Walker is at the boot camp started in "Mr. Justice"). The investigation leads to a Jamaican drug gang so Trivette sets out find out why she killed her father, but first must save her when the gang suddenly attacks her.
126 22 "The Soul of Winter" Michael Preece Gordon T. Dawson April 25, 1998 (1998-04-25) 522
Roscoe Jones (Paul Winfield), the minister who replaced Trent's father, is targeted by a former military comrade, now part of a white supremacy group. Trent and Walker must stop them and bring Jones' old comrade to justice.
127 23 "Circle of Life" Michael Preece Nicholas Corea May 2, 1998 (1998-05-02) 523
Joe Lopez, a paroled safecracker is approached to join a group that needs his skills to commit a robbery. Wanting to stay straight for his family's sake and repair his strained relationship with his son Tommy, Joe asks Walker for help, and has a plan to identify the leader of the group.
128 24 "Test of Faith" Eric Norris Bob Gookin May 9, 1998 (1998-05-09) 524
When a teacher who is an old friend of Walker and Trent is killed for standing up to a gang leader, Walker goes undercover as a teacher to locate the killer as well as promote the message of standing up to gang influence. However when Faith, one of the Walker's students, starts a campaign to clean up the school, she also becomes a target.
129 25 "The Wedding: Part 1" Michael Preece Gordon T. Dawson May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16) 525
In this season-ending cliffhanger, The gang gets ready for Alex's friends Kim (Lauralee Bell) and Phil's wedding. Walker finally decides to propose to her after, but the wedding is then is attacked by a group of hitmen. When the shootout is all over, Walker tries again to propose to Alex, but she is shot by Karl Storm (Tobin Bell), a man she helped incarcerate five years earlier.

Season 6: 1998–1999[edit]

  • Season 6 consisted of 23 episodes.
  • This is the first season to be produced by Norris Bros. Entertainment.
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130 1 "The Wedding: Part 2" Michael Preece Gordon T. Dawson September 26, 1998 (1998-09-26) 601
As Alex lays in the hospital in critical condition, Walker embarks on a quest to find Karl Storm (who wounded Alex at the end of the Season 5 cliffhanger) and bring him to justice.
131 2 "Trackdown" Jerry Jameson William T. Conway October 3, 1998 (1998-10-03) 602
Walker helps free Hector Lopez (Greg Serano) Det. Carlos Sandoval's nephew-in-law, when he is falsely accused of a crime by his greedy former employer. Before he is officially released, however, Hector is forced to escape from prison to when he witnesses his cellmate being killed by corrupt prison guards (after he passes off evidence of guard's corruption to Hector). Det. Sandoval tries to bring his escaped nephew in alive but is shot by prison guards. Carlos (with help from Walker) must protect Hector and bring the guards to justice. Meanwhile, Alex, after realizing she needs to do more with her life following her recent shooting, opens her Help Our People Excel (HOPE) center to help the less fortunate.
132 3 "Royal Heist" Michael Preece Nicholas Corea October 10, 1998 (1998-10-10) 603
Garret Stone (David Parker), who Walker helped put away years prior, is paroled and resumes his life of crime. Trivette infiltrates his gang to bring him back to justice once again. Meanwhile, Alex and Carlos attempt to help save a youth from gang life.
133 4 "War Cry" Karl Kases Nicholas Corea October 17, 1998 (1998-10-17) 604
Walker investigates a mystery illness sweeping across the children on his Cherokee reservation from polluted water, and after two children die, suspicion falls on a nearby factory. When the E.P.A. tests find nothing wrong with the water, Walker must stop a band of radical Cherokee from waging vigilante justice, and prove that the factory owner (Luke Askew) had rigged the inspection by directing the E.P.A. agents to the real water emission pipe, while also concealing the one dumping the toxins from his factory.
134 5 "Code of the West" Michael Preece Janet A. Wilson and Michael L. Wilson October 24, 1998 (1998-10-24) 605
A convict escapes from prison seeking retribution for those responsible for putting him there. Having already murdered his case's prosecutor and head juror, Walker and Trivette go on the case to stop him before he can murder his trial's judge, who happens to be on a retreat with Alex, C.D., and a group of youths who are the children of convicted felons (one of whom happens to be the escaped convict's own daughter).
135 6 "The Children of Halloween" João Fernandes Bob Gookin October 31, 1998 (1998-10-31) 606
A Satanic symbol found at the crime scenes suggest abducted children are going to be sacrificed on Halloween. Walker must stop whoever is planning the sacrifice before it's too late. Appropriately, this episode aired on Halloween night in 1998.
136 7 "Survival" Jerry Jameson Bob Gookin November 7, 1998 (1998-11-07) 607
A camping trip turns nightmarish when Alex is kidnapped by a trio of deranged brothers, and the men (Walker, Trivette, Trent, and Carlos) must come to the rescue.
137 8 "Second Chance" Christian I. Nyby II Bruce Cervi and John Lansing November 14, 1998 (1998-11-14) 608
Walker and the Rangers find themselves in the middle of an IRA conflict when a former member brings his daughter to Dallas for medical treatment, and she is kidnapped by a splinter faction in retaliation for her father's killing one of their members, albeit in self-defense. Walker and Trivette must save the girl before either the group or her sickness claim her life. (Note: this episode is tied to the events of the season 3 episode "Flashpoint")
138 9 "Paradise Trail" Michael Preece Nicholas Corea November 21, 1998 (1998-11-21) 609
In another Hayes Cooper adventure, Mormons and their wagon train must be defended from outlaws.
139 10 "Eyes of a Ranger" Michael Preece Story: Gordon Dawson and Dawn Ritchie
Teleplay: Gordon Dawson
December 5, 1998 (1998-12-05) 610
Teenage country music artist Lila McCann plays an aspiring singer. She is being closely followed by the wealthy and entitled Brad Alt (Sean Kanan) and follows him under the pretense that he will help her launch her career. What she does not know is that he is trying to gain control of the heroin industry in Dallas, and is the focus of a Ranger investigation. This episode also featured an appearance by Michael Peterson.
140 11 "On the Border" Jerry Jameson Allan Cole December 12, 1998 (1998-12-12) 611
A corrupt sheriff (Lee Majors) fakes a drug-related accident to disguise a murder of a trucker who refused to participate in his drug smuggling. But when the boy's mother claims to Alex that he would not have anything to do with drugs, she gets Walker and Trivette to help her investigate.
141 12 "Lost Boys" Rich Thorne Robin Madden January 9, 1999 (1999-01-09) 612
Carlos' nephew Jesse is in trouble with the law when a gun is found in his room, that was used by a man named Johnny Blade (Dan Clark) to kill a cop and was hidden there by one of Jesse's friends who was also an accomplice of Blade. When Blade finds out, he kidnaps Jesse's mother (Ada Maris), then has his lawyer (Michael Costello) help him force Jesse to take the rap for the crime or they would kill his mother.
142 13 "Special Witness" Christian I. Nyby II Bob Gookin January 16, 1999 (1999-01-16) 613
A special girl is the only witness to Trent's stabbing attack, and the Rangers need her to identify the assailant to prove that the man who Trent was going to testify against is behind the attack.
143 14 "The Principal" Jerry Jameson Nicholas Corea February 6, 1999 (1999-02-06) 614
A principal of a high school (Morgan Stevens), who is an old friend of Walker, has his suspicions about a faculty member who is supplying drugs and is murdered when he accidentally witnesses the exchange between a teacher (James Remar) and a student after the Rangers busted the Head of Security who was thought to be the ringleader. Walker and Trivette go undercover as the new Principal and Head of Security to find those responsible.
144 15 "Team Cherokee: Part 1" Michael Preece Bruce Cervi and John Lansing February 13, 1999 (1999-02-13) 615
The Rangers investigate a series of suspicious accidents involving a Cherokee Indian racing team that are being caused by Team Forbes, a rival team that wants to put them out of the race for good. Meanwhile, Trent and Carlos search for a kidnapped young girl (Sara Hickman) and rescue her from a pedophile.
145 16 "Team Cherokee: Part 2" Michael Preece Bruce Cervi and John Lansing February 20, 1999 (1999-02-20) 616
When Brian Falcon (Michael Greyeyes) is injured in a racing accident caused by the No. 2 man on Team Cherokee (Byron Chief-Moon) who secretly betrayed the team out of jealousy, Walker, who had prior experience with racing, is asked to drive their NASCAR stock car as a replacement driver. This forces Team Forbes to try to destroy Team Cherokee's car before the next race. Meanwhile, after uncovering the evidence that would convict a young girl's kidnapper and molester (Lynn Mathis), Trent's car is stolen with the evidence, promoting the Rangers to search for the thieves to recover the evidence.
146 17 "livegirls.now" Jerry Jameson Bruce Cervi and John Lansing February 27, 1999 (1999-02-27) 617
Trivette's girlfriend disappears and pictures of her surface on an Internet site, with details that suggests that she is to be sold in a sex-slavery auction with other missing girls. He and Walker then have only a few days to find her before she is sold.
147 18 "No Way Out" Eric Norris Bruce Cervi and John Lansing April 24, 1999 (1999-04-24) 618
Alex and Trivette reminisce about Walker's past adventures as they are waiting to be rescued after being imprisoned in a tank filled with cold water by Caleb Hooks (who Walker encountered and defeated in the Season 3 episode, "The Avenger"), who once again is out for revenge on Walker for the death of his brother Randall. (Note: This was the first episode aired on CBS since Sons of Thunder, a short-lived spinoff of Walker, ended its run.)
148 19 "Brothers in Arms" Eric Norris Nicholas Corea May 1, 1999 (1999-05-01) 619
Trivette's brother, Simon, is arrested by the Rangers, and find out that Simon has been told to kill him. Walker and Trivette must find out the person who ordered the hit to clear him. (Note: This episode is dedicated to the memory of creative consultant Nicholas Corea (1943–1999), who died of pancreatic cancer after filming was completed.)
149 20 "Mind Games" Michael Preece Robin Madden May 8, 1999 (1999-05-08) 620
While Walker and Trivette are busy going after an escaped convict and find that he had been hired for some kind of job, C.D. after noticing some strange occurrences revolving around the death of Brian, the son of his friend Maisie Whitman (whom C.D. met while undercover at the nursing home in season 5's "Forgotten People"), suspects foul play and decides to investigate.
150 21 "Power Angels" Eric Norris Story: Leslie Pike
Teleplay: Bruce Cervi and John Lansing
May 15, 1999 (1999-05-15) 621
A loan shark, who has a minister's son under his thumb, attempts to steal a charitable telethon's proceeds, and Walker must stop him and save the boy while dealing with two competitive German officers in a competition.
151 22 "Jacob's Ladder" Michael Preece Janet A. Wilson and Michael L. Wilson May 15, 1999 (1999-05-15) 622
Alex's attempt to prosecute a gang leader is having some difficulty when his gang starts using fear tactics with arson to prevent the witnesses from testifying. However, it gets out of hand when Metro Fire Captain Jacob Crossland (John Schneider) denounces their act as cowardly on the news, and the gang responds by attacking the firefighters during their next attack, during which Jacob is shot and severely injured after rescuing a man from the fire. It's up to Walker and Trivette to stop the gang before anyone else gets hurt.
152 23 "In Harm's Way: Part 1" Jerry Jameson Story: Gordon T. Dawson and Nicholas Corea
Teleplay: Gordon T. Dawson
May 22, 1999 (1999-05-22) 623
In this season-ending cliffhanger, a wealthy Dallas family and staff are murdered by a group of masked men as an example. This was part of a larger plan that was meant to extort millions of dollars from other wealthy families. Meanwhile, a twin-engine plane carrying Ranger Walker and his fiancée, Alex Cahill, crashes into a lake after it was shot down by a World War II-era plane.A North American P-51 D Mustang.

Season 7: 1999–2000[edit]

  • Season 7 consisted of 25 episodes.
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153 1 "In Harm's Way: Part 2" Jerry Jameson Story: Gordon T. Dawson and Nicholas Corea
Teleplay: Gordon T. Dawson
September 25, 1999 (1999-09-25) 701
In this concluding episode from the Season 6 cliffhanger, Walker and Alex survive a plane crash and race to get to the courthouse with critical evidence before a mass spree killer is set free.
154 2 "Countdown" Michael Preece Bob Gookin October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02) 702
Terrorists plan an urban release of anthrax in 48 hours, sending Walker and Trivette into action to stop them. They recruit Rangers Francis Gage and Sydney Cooke to help. Note: Although Sydney Cook (Nia Peeples) and Francis Gage (Judson Mills) appear in the credited cast of the first episode of this season, this episode is actually the first in which they appear.
155 3 "Safe House" Jerry Jameson Bruce Cervi and John Lansing October 9, 1999 (1999-10-09) 703
Gage and Sydney protect an accountant along with his wife & daughter, so he can testify at the trial of a crime boss who wants him and his family dead. Gage & Sydney manage to foil two separate attempts on the accountant and his family before making it to a safe house with a built-in panic room. However the accountant's wife mistakenly calls her mother to let her know they are alright (despite being warned earlier not to), alerting the mob boss to the safe house's location.
156 4 "Way of the Warrior" Michael Preece Story: Guy Prevost
Teleplay: Guy Prevost, Bruce Cervi and John Lansing
October 16, 1999 (1999-10-16) 704
An Indian shaman transports Walker back to the 19th century to prevent a recurrence of a 20th-century injustice.
157 5 "Tall Cotton" Michael Preece Bob Gookin October 23, 1999 (1999-10-23) 705
Sydney and Gage go undercover in a bar to locate Gage's reporter sister who had gone missing working on a story regarding the bar's owner. Meanwhile, Walker and Alex's romantic camping trip is interrupted by a lost Boy Scout troop.
158 6 "The Lynn Sisters" Christian I. Nyby II Rob Wright October 30, 1999 (1999-10-30) 706
Record pirates kidnap the Lynn sisters (who play themselves in this episode), hoping their disappearance will help sales of their bootlegs.
159 7 "Suspicious Minds" Jerry Jameson Anne Dremann November 6, 1999 (1999-11-06) 707
The deaf daughter of an Elvis impersonator witnesses the murder of an undercover cop by a mob boss's underlings, necessitating the Rangers' protection until the boss can be taken down.
160 8 "Widow Maker" Jerry Jameson Gordon T. Dawson November 13, 1999 (1999-11-13) 708
With the community gearing up for its first rodeo for charity, a father targets Trivette, after Trivette accidentally killed his son, who had tried to sexually assault a female rider. But after bull rider Ty Murray (who plays himself in this episode) is injured in one of the revenge attempts, Walker must take his place to ride a dangerous bull known as the Widow Maker.
161 9 "Fight or Die" Michael Preece Gordon T. Dawson November 20, 1999 (1999-11-20) 709
Walker, Trivette, and Gage go undercover inside a prison to investigate enforced prize fighting.
162 10 "Rise to the Occasion" Eric Norris Bob Gookin November 27, 1999 (1999-11-27) 710
Sydney poses as a singer to investigate a corrupt club owner, while Walker seeks to end the conditions that led to a middle-schooler's suicide.
163 11 "Full Recovery" Clarence Gilyard Jr. Bruce Cervi and John Lansing December 11, 1999 (1999-12-11) 711
When an amnesiac's young man finds sarin nerve gas at a genetic research facility, he needs the rangers' protection after his older brother is killed while trying to get the gas to the authorities.
164 12 "A Matter of Faith" Michael Preece Bruce Cervi and John Lansing December 18, 1999 (1999-12-18) 712
The Rangers investigate a rash of armored car robberies by a group dressed as Santa Claus. At the same time, a church where ex-gang members worship is robbed of their Christmas donations by current members and the church pastor is accidentally injured during the robbery. Walker and Trivette must stop the pastor's young ex-gang member protegé from throwing his life away by taking revenge on those responsible. The episode ends with the whole cast and crew wishing everyone happy holidays. (Note: This episode was also Noble Willingham's last appearance on the series.)
165 13 "Vision Quest" Jerry Jameson Rob Wright January 8, 2000 (2000-01-08) 713
Just as Walker and Alex decide to get engaged, Walker is temporarily blinded by a bomb during an attempt on his life. While Walker learns to cope with this disability, the other Rangers seek out those responsible. (Note: The opening credits are slightly modified for the remainder of the season following Noble Willingham's departure from the series)
166 14 "A Matter of Principle" Eric Norris Janet A. Wilson and Michael L. Wilson January 15, 2000 (2000-01-15) 714
A retired Texas Ranger (Robert Fuller) joins Walker in the pursuit of those who shot his daughter during a jewelry store robbery.
167 15 "Thunderhawk" Mike Norris Story: Rob Wright and Reuben Leder
Teleplay: Rob Wright
February 5, 2000 (2000-02-05) 715
After a powerful laser is stolen, Walker hunts down the thieves to discover they have subsequently had it stolen from them.
168 16 "Justice Delayed" Michael Preece John Lansing February 12, 2000 (2000-02-12) 716
Seeking to prove her father innocent of murder, a female student (Tammy Townsend) gets Trivette to help. Meanwhile, registering for their wedding shows Alex a part of Walker she'd not seen before.
169 17 "The Day of Cleansing" Christian I. Nyby II Story: John Lansing and Bruce Cervi
Teleplay: Gordon Dawson
February 19, 2000 (2000-02-19) 717
In this crossover episode, which continued from the Martial Law episode "Honor Among Strangers", Walker comes back from Los Angeles with Sammo Law (Sammo Hung) to track down the white supremacist Cliff Eagleton, whom they had caught but had later escaped custody. To help determine Eagleton's next target, Syndey and Gage go undercover to gather information.
170 18 "Black Dragons" Michael Preece Doug Heyes Jr. February 26, 2000 (2000-02-26) 718
Gage is assaulted by a diplomat's son, who is protected by diplomatic immunity. However, when Gage reveals he overheard the son talking about a drug shipment, the Rangers start a new investigation, when they believe that it's connected to the deaths of several students and gang members.
171 19 "Soldiers of Hate" Jerry Jameson Leslie Pike March 25, 2000 (2000-03-25) 719
The Texas Rangers must stop a white supremacist group from destroying a Unity Festival. Meanwhile, Gage finds out that a little boy is being tempted towards gang life by his brother's influence and decides to be a positive role model to help steer him away from it.
172 20 "The General's Return" Christian I. Nyby II Galen Tong April 8, 2000 (2000-04-08) 720
Walker seeks to bring justice to a Vietnamese gang responsible for murdering the son of his former martial arts instructor.
173 21 "Showdown at Casa Diablo: Part 1" Eric Norris Bruce Cervi and John Lansing April 29, 2000 (2000-04-29) 721
The Rangers incur the wrath of a Mexican drug lord by intercepting several shipments of cannabis. Alex and Sydney were kidnapped by the drug lord at the end of the episode.
174 22 "Showdown at Casa Diablo: Part 2" Jerry Jameson Bruce Cervi and John Lansing May 3, 2000 (2000-05-03) 722
Walker, Trivette, and Gage go to Mexico to rescue Alex and Sydney. They work their way across the Mexican countryside to Casa Diablo. In the ensuing showdown, the drug lord and his brother are both killed.
175 23 "The Bachelor Party" Mike Norris Rob Wright May 13, 2000 (2000-05-13) 723
On a wilderness trip for Walker's Bachelor Party, the men (Walker, Trivette, and Gage) have to contend with both a violent criminal out on bail and an equally violent grizzly bear which puts Gage in critical condition.
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"Wedding Bells" Jerry Jameson Bob Gookin May 20, 2000 (2000-05-20) 724/725
As Walker and Alex prepare to tie the knot, Walker finds out that they have both been targeted for death by an assassin. The wedding, which features a performance by country singer Tracy Lawrence, proceeds without incident. However, what happens en route to their honeymoon in Paris is a different story. (Joan Jett plays an ex-CIA Agent in this episode. In syndication, this is a two-part episode; however, it is one episode on the DVD release.)

Season 8: 2000–2001[edit]

  • Season 8 consisted of 24 episodes.
  • This is the last season to be produced by Norris Bros. Entertainment.
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178 1 "Home of the Brave" Michael Preece Rob Wright October 7, 2000 (2000-10-07) 801
To catch a group of kidnappers targeting newborns, Sydney and Gage play the role of the parents of the most recent baby-napping. Meanwhile, Alex encounters a man trying to force tenants out of rent-controlled apartments and convinces a judge to halt the owner's attempt to have the place condemned so he can demolish it to make room for a strip mall. When a boy accidentally witnesses the owner's accomplice sabotaging the building's furnace (so the owner could demolish the building without being held liable) and is trapped, Walker must rescue him before the building collapses.
179 2 "Deadly Situation" Eric Norris Gordon T. Dawson October 14, 2000 (2000-10-14) 802
A rookie police officer, trying to expose corruption in his department is forced to take Alex hostage after they framed him for stealing drug evidence and killed his partner. Walker must protect the rookie cop (who happens to a descendant of legendary Texas Ranger, Hayes Cooper) from both the corrupt officers and the rest of his own department who believe him to be dirty until he and Alex can prove his innocence and find the person who framed him.
180 3 "White Buffalo" Mike Norris Janet A. Wilson and Michael L. Wilson October 21, 2000 (2000-10-21) 803
On the reservation, Walker investigates the mystery of a statue of a white buffalo (an animal sacred to the local native Americans) that appears to cry real tears. Gage goes undercover to bust the dealers of a designer drug called "white buffalo", while Sydney and Alex, who are on a hike in the mountains with a young Cherokee girl Fawn to visit the site where the last white buffalo was killed, inadvertently stumble upon the headquarters of the drug distributors and Sydney is injured when she is shot in the arm forcing them to hide to escape their pursuers.
181 4 "The Avenging Angel" Mike Norris Shel Willens October 28, 2000 (2000-10-28) 804
A professional wrestler friend of Trivette's dies in an act of sabotage, and when their search suggests that this was due to an extortion scheme against his manager by a local businessman to forcibly merge his company with their wrestling company, Sydney and Gage go undercover to gather evidence to prove it. At the end of this episode, Walker and the group receive devastating news: C.D. Parker has died. Guest starring Ernest Borgnine as Eddie Ryan.
182 5 "The Winds of Change" Eric Norris Rob Wright November 4, 2000 (2000-11-04) 805
First episode of a four-part storyline, the longest in the series, which aired over four weeks during the November sweeps in 2000. At a senator's behest, Walker must stop a criminal genius who has infiltrated Federal law enforcement computer systems by leading a task force consisting of himself, Trivette, Gage, Sydney, a New York cop, and a computer hacker. Guest starring Paula Trickey (Pacific Blue).
183 6 "Lazarus" Michael Preece Galen Tong November 11, 2000 (2000-11-11) 806
In the second episode of a four-part storyline, the Chairman (Michael Ironside) continues to use knowledge gained from his computer hacking to terrorize Federal agents, and manages to keep Walker at bay. However, Walker's hacker manages to discover a crucial detail in the Chairman's plan that could give them a breakthrough.
184 7 "Turning Point" Eric Norris Story: Rob Wright
Teleplay: Duke Sandefur
November 18, 2000 (2000-11-18) 807
In the third episode of a four-part storyline, Walker begins making real progress in ending the Chairman's reign of terror. Hoping to gain an edge over Walker, the Chairman hijacks a plane carrying a key witness to protect one of his associates, and Gage and Sydney are their only hope of delivering it safely.
185 8 "Retribution" Michael Preece Raymond Hartung November 25, 2000 (2000-11-25) 808
In a desperate bid to avoid capture as Walker closes in, the Chairman orders hits on the task force. But when that fails, he kidnaps Alex in the finale of a four-part storyline.
186 9 "Child of Hope" Mike Norris Julie Beers December 9, 2000 (2000-12-09) 809
A young woman leaves her baby with Alex after her husband is killed by a gang of thieves. Alex decides to care for the baby, in spite of Walker's reluctance. Attempts by the gang on the young woman's life are thwarted, with the final showdown being at the Walker ranch, where the young woman is reunited with her parents. At the end of the episode, Alex finds out she is eight weeks pregnant.
187 10 "Faith" Michael Preece Rob Wright December 16, 2000 (2000-12-16) 810
An ambulance bringing a liver to a young girl for transplant is hijacked by a group of bank robbers. The Rangers have little time to track down the thieves and get the liver.
188 11 "Golden Boy" Eric Norris Story: Chuck Norris
Teleplay: Raymond Hartung
January 13, 2001 (2001-01-13) 811
Walker tries to keep promising young boxer Juan Guerro from throwing away his future after his caring mother and abusive father are killed in a car accident (due to the father's drunk driving). Meanwhile, the Rangers start an investigation to stop a counterfeit ecstasy ring which is selling Angel's Kiss (ecstasy laced with PCP), after three teens high on the drug are hit and killed by a train. While surveilling the drug dealers, they witness Juan at a meeting with the ring's leader, whom Juan has been told is a big-time fight promoter.
189 12 "Desperate Measures" Michael Preece Duke Sandefur January 20, 2001 (2001-01-20) 812
After two bikers break their girlfriends out of a prison transport bus to continue their bank robberies, Walker and Trivette go after them. Meanwhile, two other escapees pick up Gage, who is in need of transportation after his bike breaks down on his way back to Dallas. One of these women is a thrill killer, but the other is the victim of a setup by her mob boss ex-husband, who sends his men out to kill her.
190 13 "Division Street" Mike Norris Story: Aaron Norris and Galen Tong
Teleplay: Julie Beers
February 3, 2001 (2001-02-03) 813
To help stop gang-related activities, Walker and Boomer Knight (Hulk Hogan) organize basketball tournaments amongst a group of rival gang members. When Boomer convinces the kids to stop working for a local drug dealer, the dealer takes his revenge by kidnapping Boomer. Now, Walker embarks on a manhunt to rescue Boomer and put an end to the drug dealer's reign.
191 14 "Saturday Night" Eric Norris Rob Wright February 10, 2001 (2001-02-10) 814
Walker and Alex have dinner at a local nightclub with the wife and daughter (Laura Bailey) of the owner (Frank Stallone). Meanwhile, Trivette goes undercover as a street hustler to investigate recent mob-related murders. It is revealed that the nightclub owner owes money to a loan shark who wants him to repay the debt by signing over the club, so Walker sets out to find a way to bring down the loan shark, and the murders may prove the smoking gun.
192 15 "Justice for All" Christian I. Nyby II Story: Chuck Norris
Teleplay: Gordon T. Dawson
February 17, 2001 (2001-02-17) 815
When a lawyer preparing to file a scathing police brutality lawsuit on behalf of a serial rapist is found dead, Walker investigates.
193 16 "6 Hours" Michael Preece Fred A. Wyler April 14, 2001 (2001-04-14) 816
The Rangers have six hours to rescue a billionaire's daughter before she is killed, live, over the Internet, when the girl's traitorous bodyguard takes her hostage.
194 17 "Medieval Crimes" Eric Norris Story: Raymond Hartung and Chuck Norris
Teleplay: Raymond Hartung
April 21, 2001 (2001-04-21) 817
Workers at a Medieval-themed restaurant moonlight as fine art and jewelry thieves. But after one of them is killed during a robbery, Sydney and Gage go undercover at the restaurant to find the rest of the gang. Trivette goes to a prison to pick up a prisoner that says that he is a jinx.
195 18 "Legends" Mike Norris Rob Wright April 21, 2001 (2001-04-21) 818
After a mob boss is convicted, his son decides to get revenge by targeting the three key people that put his father away, the judge, the head juror, and the prosecuting attorney Alex Cahill-Walker.
196 19 "Unsafe Speed" Garry A. Brown Duke Sandefur April 28, 2001 (2001-04-28) 819
After a truck driver who was using meth kills a family, he tells the Rangers who his supplier was before he dies and the supplier in turn tells them that a biker gang gave him the meth. Alex discovers that with the driver's qualifications, he would not have been given a trucker's license and there have also been similar recent incidents of unqualified drivers. While Sydney and Gage go undercover as bikers to infiltrate the gang, Trivette goes undercover as a new applicant at the DMV to find who is illegally issuing trucker's licenses.
197 20 "Without a Sound" Mike Norris Aurorae Khoo April 28, 2001 (2001-04-28) 820
Gage loses his hearing during a car theft, in which his old high school girlfriend and her fiancée were killed by the thief. While Gage faces the prospect of being deaf for life, Walker and Trivette track down the killer, who is the leader of an auto theft ring, while Sydney guards Gage.
198 21 "Blood Diamonds" Eric Norris Raymond Hartung May 5, 2001 (2001-05-05) 821
The Rangers try to bring a halt to the black market trade of African conflict diamonds for illegal weaponry. Meanwhile, Alex finds herself in danger of exposure to the Ebola virus, and matters go worse when Walker and Trivette are being tracked down by the men responsible for the illegal trade. The episode would not only turn out to be a vivid nightmare by Alex, but also a premonition, which might result the deaths of Walker and Trivette.
199 22 "Reel Rangers" Christian I. Nyby II Julie Beers May 5, 2001 (2001-05-05) 822
Walker and Alex make preparations for the impending arrival of their baby. Meanwhile, the Rangers end up on a movie set and become stars in the process. A charity motorcycle ride features Walker and Trivette.
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"The Final Showdown" Aaron Norris Gordon T. Dawson May 19, 2001 (2001-05-19) 823
In the series finale, a gang of Walker's former enemies break out of the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville. They proceed to exact revenge on Walker and his fellow Rangers by exterminating Ranger Company B in its entirety...including Wade Harper (last seen in Season 7's "A Matter of Principle"). The leader of this group, Emile Lavocat, also reveals that he murdered C.D. Parker via ricin poisoning. Meanwhile, Alex goes into labor and makes clear her concern for Walker's well-being, as she does not want to raise this baby alone; elsewhere, Trivette asks old girlfriend Erika to marry him. (She was last seen in Season 7's "Justice Delayed", recruiting Trivette to help clear the name of her jailed father.) One last Hayes Cooper story also concurs: Cooper retires from the Texas Rangers to raise a family, but a group of outlaws - led by an old enemy - plot to kill him. At the episode's end, the Rangers take down the gang (with Walker blowing up Lavocat with a grenade), and Alex and Walker introduce their daughter Angela (a reference to Chuck Norris's movie Hero and the Terror) to their friends. (Note: In syndication, this is a two-part episode.)

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References[edit]

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