Episode 18
Aired December 8, 1987
Guest Stars:
Steve Eastin
Nancy Everhard as Sgt. Carol O'Brien
Danny Hassel
Grainger Hines
Richard Lineback
Fran Ryan as Mother Minnie
Patrick St. Esprit
Madelyn Rhue as Sgt. Annie Hartung
Fran Ryan
Supervising Producer Gregory S. Dinallo
Producers Herman Miller and Jon Andersen
Co-Producers Jeffrey Morton and William Cairncross
Written by Paul Diamond
Directed by Ivan Dixon
Summary by JoeyPare
Arizona  / USA
        During an undercover operation, Joey is shot.  Even though he was wearing a flak jacket, he still ends up in the hospital with two badly bruised ribs.  The doctor, looking over Joe's past medical history, says he needs to take an AIDS test, because of a transfusion Joe had in Chicago a couple of years ago.  Joe takes the test but is worred about what the results might be.
          Before this happened, Joe had refused to go to Lundy's hometown, Lombard, for Thanksgiving with Lundy's Grandmother.  But when the doctor calls to say the test was inconclusive and will have to be run again, LaFiamma decides at the last minute to join his partner for the weekend.
          In Lombard, Joe meets Levon's Grandmother, Mother Minnie, who has a secret of her own. Levon's college alma mater, Texas A&M, asks him to present a MVP award to a local high school athlete.
          The Knights discover that the boy's father is in the witness protection program.  There are also complications between Levon and the local sheriff, a high school friend, who also loved Levon's wife Caroline.
          Action abounds when the brother of the man the boy's father testified against sees a newspaper photo and article on the boy's football ability in a national newspaper.
          The Knights save the man and his son from death.  Joe gets Minnie to tell her grandson her secret.  AND the AIDS test proves to be negative.
          [There is an excellent scene between Joe and Levon in the darkend hall of an old house ... where the Knights have taken a stand to protect the boy and his father.  Here Joe tells his partner about the AIDS test, and why he is afraid.] 
          Note:  This was one of THE most popular episodes within the Houston Knights fan network. 
                     The HK network, "Partners & Friends," operated out of Arvada, CO, from 1986-1991.   
                                                       ***from Mercury’s Houston Knight’s Page
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