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Investigating a shooting, the Rookies learn the victim Miller wore a police uniform as a costume. In the next attack Webster loses his sight and comes under the care of nurse Lynn. Despite his disability Terry helps break the case.

This episode about the connection between a (temporarily) blind black man and a caring white woman, takes inspiration from similarly titled "A Patch of Blue" (1965). That movie focuses on the connection between a blind white woman and a caring black man.

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    • Author: Unnis
    Terry is temporarily blinded after being ambushed by a pair of masked snipers.

    A great episode, it begins with a startling shoot out of a man being shot in his apartment. It turns out the guy was in a police uniform as a masquerade costume the night before, this turns into the story of the ambushes on cops. After Terry is wounded he is helped by a nurse Lynn, a Southerner new to the area. Brooke Bundy is adorable as Lynn, who is sweet and naive, but has never been friends with a black person. They have good scenes together and provide entertaining moments in addition to the suspense of capturing the killers.
  • Episode complete credited cast:
    Georg Stanford Brown Georg Stanford Brown - Officer Terry Webster
    Sam Melville Sam Melville - Officer Mike Danko
    Michael Ontkean Michael Ontkean - Officer Willie Gillis
    Kate Jackson Kate Jackson - Jill Danko
    Gerald S. O'Loughlin Gerald S. O'Loughlin - Lt. Ryker
    Brooke Bundy Brooke Bundy - Lynn
    Jared Martin Jared Martin - Buzz
    Stanley Kamel Stanley Kamel - Lou
    Patricia Stich Patricia Stich - Shirley (as Pat Stitch)
    Zack Taylor Zack Taylor - Karl Miller
    Hank Brandt Hank Brandt - Reporter
    Russell Thorson Russell Thorson - Old Man
    John A. Zee John A. Zee - Dr. Cooper
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