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Screencaps for Ep 4.01 added

I have just added theĀ screencaps for Poisoned Snow to the episodes' page. Undercover narcotics inspector George Turner's girlfriend, Maggie Collins - also a narcotics officer - is killed in a side alley of the red-light district in a failed buy-and-bust deal while Turner's best friend and colleague, Phil, observed the deal via radio. Turner is out for revenge, ignoring another problem which his ex-wife, Judy, tries to address: their teenage son, Andy, is changing to the worse. Although she is not aware what exactly it is, Judy asks her husband to have his eye on Andy. Following Maggie's death and the Captain's decision to pulls Turner out, the embittered inspector puts pressure on some of the junkies he knows in order to get information on future heroin deliveries to drug dealer Woody Parks, whose main street drug dealer Nappy was the one who is supposed to be the killer of Maggie. Turner finally gets the info he needs, and without his partner's knowledge he spikes Park's freshly-delivered heroin with a lethal portion of rat poison in order to ruin Park's business and to bring his street drug dealer out of his shell. Following the death of several junkies it soon becomes apparent to our two cops and the narcotics department that some bad batch of heroin is being distributed on the streets. Being on his personal mission to take vengeance for Maggie's death, Turner blinks the fact that his son who is frequently asking for some money is also addicted to drugs. In the meantime, Mike and Steve are getting closer to poor Cajun, the young guy who brought Maggie to dealer Nappy, and who in fact shot her down unintentionally when Nappy recognized Maggie to be a narcotics cop. Right before they can nail Cajun, the latter ends up getting his own dose of poisoned heroin. When they find Cajun dead and his girlfried badly needing help, Turner gets the news that his son was taken to hospital due to a dose of poisoned heroin. Andy dies, and George is busted for the deaths he brought to the junkie scene - and to his own son; positive bottom line is that Mike and Steve can bust Parks who is on escape after Nappy tried to kill him. This is one of the most disturbing but interesting episodes of series, dealing with a very contemporary topic of that time. And it wins for Luke Skywalker's appearance, of course.

The season 4 opener offers a nice variety of downtown filming locations. George and Maggie are onto a former parking lot which now houses the Westlake office building at Pacific and Montgomery. Maggie is dropped of by Phil at Columbus and Grant, and meets Cajun in famous 'Saloon' bar just one block up at Fresno and Grant. In the meantime, Turner meets his ex-wife and and his son in another corner of North Beach, right in front of Garfield Elementary School on Filbert, offering that nice camera perspective with Coit Tower behind and above the actors. Cajun and Maggie are seeing drug dealer Nappy in a back alley of Kearny, just off Broadway, whereas Maggie's funeral is held at Land's End. Turner obtains the rat poison in a pharmacy located at Washington Square Park. Drug dealer Park's apartment is located in the Brocklebank Apartments building on Nob Hill, whereas the 'Yerba Buena Free Clinic' is located on Potrero Hill, at 18th and Missouri. In an effort to alert the junkie scene and to find out who distributed the poisoned heroin, several busts are made in the North Beach area. Phil chases Cajun through the back door of the 'Yerba Buena' clinic across a school yard which is actually several blocks away in the Dogpatch of Potrero Hill, and Cajun's apartment is located very close on Minnesota Street. Following the bad news on Turner's son, our cops are accompanying George and Phil to CPMC Davies Campus, and finally Mike and Steve can bust Parks on the run on the Great Highway just south of famous Cliff House.

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