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Hot Pursuit - Episode Guide

Season 1


Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 22, 1984 (120 min)

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(Premiere) An automotive engineer who has been framed murder is rescued from police custody by her husband; they flee to New Orleans, beginning a cross-country odyssey to avoid the law and the real killers. Stars Kerrie Keane and Eric Pierpoint.

"V" creator Ken Johnson crossbreeds "The Fugitive" with "Hart to Hart." Instead of one vulnerable soul on the run, Johnson features a vibrant, sexy married duo (they like making love in the woods) fleeing the police and a ruthless heiress and her Nazi-like henchman.

The couple's happy world collapses when Dina Merrill, owner of an automotive firm, kills her own husband for monetary reasons. She then frames a pretty engineer who had previously rebuffed the lecherous advances of Dina's hubby in an elaborate plot, Dina recruits a look-a-like to be present at her husband's execution. The police then grab and convict the innocent woman, who did have a motive.

The framed woman's husband, a Viet vet, masterminds her breakout from jail and the two begin hunting for the look-a-like across U. S. They stop first in New Orleans, get bar jobs, help an unwed mother, and come close to grabbing this elusive mystery woman

Meanwhile, Dina's henchman plans to kill all three. The police are tracking the couple, too.

Steel Trap

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 29, 1984

Steel Trap

Jim is captured by local police after a high speed car chase; Kate turns to an enterprising 12-year-old boy for help in eluding the authorities.

Riding High

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 6, 1984

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Jim and Kate pose as ranchers to help a racehorse jockey who's been urged to fix an upcoming race; meanwhile, Shaw zeroes in on the fugitive couple.

Goodbye... I Love You

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 13, 1984

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Kate and Jim seek refuge with an old Army buddy of Jim's who suffers flashbacks in which he sees Kate as the traitorous woman he once loved.

Home Is Where the Heart Is (Part 1)

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 20, 1984

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Shaw and the FBI lie in wait. Jim and Kate head home to see his dying sister, Stephanie, hoping to heal family wounds.

Home Is Where the Heart Is (Part 2)

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Oct 27, 1984

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Conclusion. Jim is trapped at the hospital by FBI agents and must look for a way out. Jim takes an FBI agent hostage to make his escape, then sets out to find Kate, who's been joined by Jim's niece.


Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Nov 3, 1984

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Jim and Kate agree to help a young woman locate her missing fiance while she offers to track Kate's double in Seattle.

Portrait of a Lady Killer

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Dec 14, 1984

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Falsely convicted of murder, the fugitive Kate Wyler (Kerrie Keane) kidnaps Estelle Modrian (Dina Merrill) the auto mogul who framed her, and tries to extract information in an abandoned warehouse.

Identity Crisis

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Dec 21, 1984

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The Wylers discover that Kate's lookalike recently worked at a carnival, so Kate "returns" to the job to learn more about her.

Dead Game

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Dec 28, 1984

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People are in jeopardy when chemical waste is dumped from a factory where the fugitive couple work.

Twilight Home

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Jul 26, 1985

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Jim and Kate are given lodgings in a home for the elderly. They discover that the old people who live there are being cheated off their pensions by a gang of well-dressed crooks.

The Okay Chorale

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Aug 2, 1985

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Kate and Jim get jobs at a bar called "The Pony Espresso". Jim works as a barman while Kate serves as an electrician. They meet a duo, husband and wife, of country singers.

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