Spenser: For Hire: Season 3 (1987 - 1988)
- Season 3 Episode 21: Haunting
A serial murderer prevents Spenser from learning the truth about a child who vanished years earlier; guest Celeste Holm.
- Season 3 Episode 20: McAllister
Racial hatred threatens to railroad a Navy officer (Steve Inwood) accused of killing his captain's daughter.
- Season 3 Episode 19: Hawk's Eyes
After racists blind Hawk, Susan compromises her ethics to save him from a vengeful killer; guest Julia Child.
- Season 3 Episode 18: Watercolors
Only Spenser believes a boy saw a murder in the woods, until an attempt on the youth's life convinces others; guest Bobby Orr.
- Season 3 Episode 17: Company Man
Spenser is targeted by an assassin while investigating a ruthless corporate takeover.
- Season 3 Episode 16: Substantial Justice
When a murderer escapes from prison, furious Spenser learns he was the fugitive's pawn; guest Margaret Whitton.
- Season 3 Episode 15: The Big Fight
A gambler he sent to prison forces Spenser to fight a bare-knuckle boxer; guests Cliff Gorman, John McGinley.
- Season 3 Episode 14: Play It Again, Sammy
Jinxed Sammy Backlin (Sal Viscuso) involves Hawk and Spenser with a family feud, federal agents and mob hit men.
- Season 3 Episode 13: To the End of the Line
After Belson's niece dies of a drug overdose, Spenser and Hawk must keep him from going on a killing spree.
- Season 3 Episode 12: Arthur's Wake
Spenser faces a dilemma when his hero, a former officer, appears to be delivering stolen money.
- Season 3 Episode 11: The Siege
A crazed ex-convict and two cohorts try to rob a post office and end up taking hostages, including Susan and Hawk.
- Season 3 Episode 10: Skeletons in the Closet
Spenser and Hawk square off when each pursues a corrupt judge's (E.G. Marshall) stolen diary.
- Season 3 Episode 9: Child's Play
Spenser's accidental shooting of a 14-year-old during a gunfight leaves him devastated.
- Season 3 Episode 8: Gone Fishin'
A pesticide magnate recruits his gangster brother-in-law to kill vacationing Spenser, Hawk and a love-struck teen.
- Season 3 Episode 7: Thanksgiving
Homicidal bikers wreck Susan and Spenser's Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock.
- Season 3 Episode 6: Consilium Abditum
Susan fights back when a lecherous professor (Peter Michael Goetz) resorts to sexual harassment and violence.
- Season 3 Episode 5: Sleepless Dreams
Witnessing a girl's attempted suicide haunts Spenser as he pursues her tormentors; guest Danny Aiello.
- Season 3 Episode 4: On the Night He Was Betrayed
Boston's Combat Zone erupts when a crusading priest is accused of murdering a woman during an alcoholic blackout.
- Season 3 Episode 3: The Heart of the Matter
Forced into medical retirement, Quirk requires round-the-clock protection from a vengeful ex-convict.
- Season 3 Episode 2: My Enemy, My Friend
Spenser and Hawk end up in jail after disagreeing violently over how to save a troubled teen; guest Cleavant Derricks.
- Season 3 Episode 1: Homecoming
A vengeful mobster (William Hickey) dampens Spenser's elation over Susan's return. Written by Robert B. Parker.
Spenser: For Hire: Season 2 (1986 - 1987)
- Season 2 Episode 22: Song of Orpheus
Spenser is stunned when police phone to tell him Hawk has been fatally shot; guest George Loros.
- Season 2 Episode 21: The Man Who Wasn't There
The 'death' of a computer-generated student puts Spenser on the trail of college pranksters; guest Tom Urich.
- Season 2 Episode 20: If You Knew Sammy ...
Gunfire greets an author and self-proclaimed vigilante (Sal Viscuso) at a promotion stop in a Boston bookstore.
- Season 2 Episode 19: The Road Back
A serious injury in a shootout makes Spenser determined to have revenge; guest Heather Menzies.
- Season 2 Episode 18: My Brother's Keeper
Vietnamese expatriates hire Spenser to find a recluse who wrote a manuscript about the war; guest Mako.
- Season 2 Episode 17: One for My Daughter
Hawk protects an irresponsible director whose life is in danger; guest Margaret Avery. Written by Robert B. Parker.
- Season 2 Episode 16: Trial and Error
Spenser defends an apparently guilty pimp (Jack Coulter) accused in a murder in Boston's Combat Zone.
- Season 2 Episode 15: Mary Hamilton
A teenager's rocky relationship with her father comes to issue when she is the prime suspect in his murder.
- Season 2 Episode 14: Personal Demons
Rita regrets recommending Spenser to a beautiful woman who fears for her life.
- Season 2 Episode 13: Murder and Acquisitions
Spenser's relationship with Rita is threatened when her ex-flame, a federal agent, arrives to probe a murder.
- Season 2 Episode 12: I Confess
An unemployed engineer confesses to murdering a man who married into a wealthy family.
- Season 2 Episode 11: Among Friends
Hawk, under investigation for bribery, is implicated in the shooting of a tough police lieutenant.
- Season 2 Episode 10: The Hopes and Fears
With Hawk's help, disgusted Spenser sets out to suppress thugs terrorizing his Boston neighborhood.
- Season 2 Episode 9: Shadowsight
Spenser probes the connection between a 12-year-old girl's recurring nightmares and a recent arson spree.
- Season 2 Episode 8: One if By Land, Two if By Sea
Spenser's gunrunning friend dies of a musket wound while re-enacting Paul Revere's ride.
- Season 2 Episode 7: Home Is the Hero
Spenser helps Rita come to terms with a troubled teen who cannot communicate with his father.
- Season 2 Episode 6: The Long Hunt
Spenser heads to Maine to retrieve an escaped convict, then must deal with the prisoner's gun-toting father.
- Season 2 Episode 5: And Give Up Show Biz?
Spenser runs interference for a young amnesiac with a talent for stand-up comedy and a killer on his trail.
- Season 2 Episode 4: Rockabye Baby
Spenser tries to stop a racketeer who wants to take his child away from its prostitute mother as soon as it is born.
- Season 2 Episode 3: White Knight
After accepting a boxer's managerial contract as payment of a debt, Hawk finds himself at odds with a major politician.
- Season 2 Episode 2: Widow's Walk
A woman hires Spenser to investigate the high-seas death of her New England fisherman husband.
- Season 2 Episode 1: An Eye for an Eye
Accused of blackmailing former clients, Spenser must convince assistant district attorney Rita of his innocence.
Spenser: For Hire: Season 1 (1985 - 1986)
- Season 1 Episode 23: Hell Hath No Fury
Spenser takes up the cause of a man whose son died in the collapse of an apartment building; guest Linda Thorson.
- Season 1 Episode 22: Rage
Susan and Spenser get involved in a hostage situation when a killer abducts a teenager who witnessed his crime.
- Season 1 Episode 21: At the River's Edge
Spenser discovers a murdered debutante was a follower of a charismatic evangelist (John Davidson).
- Season 1 Episode 20: She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
Spenser investigates old friend Sgt. Belson, whose partner, now dead, may have been taking bribes.
- Season 1 Episode 19: Angel of Desolation
Complications arise after an ex-model hires Spenser to protect her, and her Boston patrician husband is shot.
- Season 1 Episode 18: In a Safe Place
Spenser clashes with an ex-convict (Gerry Cooney), the muscle behind a dockyard boss exploiting illegal aliens.
- Season 1 Episode 17: When Silence Speaks
An advice columnist (Phyllis Frelich) hires Spenser to locate and protect a letter writer with whom she has fallen in love.
- Season 1 Episode 16: Brother to Dragons
A student's heroin death traumatizes high-school counselor Susan, so Spenser investigates.
- Season 1 Episode 15: A Madness Most Discreet
A former Bolshoi ballerina hires Spenser to recover a tape stolen from her murdered cosmonaut husband.
- Season 1 Episode 14: A Day's Wages
Bodyguards Spenser and Hawk accept blame when security methods fail, but they vow to make a racketeer pay.
- Season 1 Episode 13: Death by Design
A researcher (Robin Groves) studying 'designer' drugs hires Spenser to find a gigolo and recover $50,000.
- Season 1 Episode 12: Internal Affairs
When Quirk refuses to discuss a bungled gambling raid, Spenser suspects blackmail; guest Shirley Knight.
- Season 1 Episode 11: Resurrection
Spenser tries to save the parole of an ex-prostitute (Kasi Lemmons) charged with weapons possession.
- Season 1 Episode 10: Blood Money
A wife hires Spenser to deliver a $1 million ransom to terrorists holding an oil tycoon.
- Season 1 Episode 9: Autumn Thieves
Criminals battling over a stolen museum piece turn Susan and Spenser's romantic Berkshire holiday into a nightmare.
- Season 1 Episode 8: The Killer Within
A woman (Nancy Paul in a dual role) hires Spenser to protect her elusive sister, a former secret agent.
- Season 1 Episode 7: Discord in a Minor
A symphony director hires Spenser to prevent his teenage daughter from running away with her lover, a crime boss' son.
- Season 1 Episode 6: Original Sin
Spenser probes the death of a novitiate who left the convent to join a ghetto fight against power brokers; guest Erica Gimpel.
- Season 1 Episode 5: Children of the Tempest Storm
Spenser learns two children are orphaned by his self-defense killing of a hit man; pregnant Susan faces a moral dilemma.
- Season 1 Episode 4: The Choice
The influential connections of two young psychopaths foil Spenser's attempts to arrest them.
- Season 1 Episode 3: No Room at the Inn
Mobsters plan to escape justice by killing bodyguard Spenser and his charge, a grand-jury witness.
- Season 1 Episode 1/2: Promised Land