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Tales Never Told: The T.J. Hooker Reunion Movie

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Jeeg has written before of our love for T.J. Hooker. For this "Tale Never Told" we're going all the way back to March 13, 2000 when Jeeg sent me an e-mail noting that day was the 18th anniversary of T.J. Hooker's debut on ABC. He followed up that up with a simple statement:

We need to get back to LC.
[LC being the name of the fictional city T.J. Hooker lived and worked in.]

So, I did what I could for him and shot back an off the top of my head reunion movie pitch. Here's what I sent him back:

They ought to make at least one TJ Hooker reunion movie. The only one who wouldn't come back would be Heather Locklear and that's fine with me. It could be exactly like Star Trek II. TJ is training the young guys still, but he's not actually going out into the field anymore, he's got a desk job and a promotion. Corrigan gets captured by one of the villains from the original series and is tricked into leading the enemy right to the engineer behind LC's new subway system who also happens to be TJ's old flame. TJ joins Junior and his new rookie partner and track down this slimeball who is after TJ's woman. TJ, his woman, and Adrian's new partner get trapped in the subway tunnels and Adrian saves them. The villain gets a hold of one of the subway trains and drives it around the tunnels like a madman. TJ and most of the LC police force are stuck above ground driving or running and just trying to help people above ground who are impacted by the train of death. It looks like it could be the destruction of LC, but Adrian slips down a vent and takes control of another train and rams it into the villain and both trains are engulfed in flame. TJ makes it down just in time to say good-bye to his old friend. The end scene shows the opening ceremony/ribbon-cutting of the new Vince Ramano Subway System.
Of course, it's too late for this to happen now, and never really was in the cards to ever happen but it's still fun to ponder what became of some of our old friends.

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