"The Gang: Part 1"
Season 2, Episode 9
Number (#22) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date October 17, 1974
Air date: November 12, 1974
Network/Country: CBS-TV
Written by: Jack Elinson, Allan Manings, & Norman Paul (teleplay)
Eric Monte (story / teleplay)
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 209 (or 209a)
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
John Amos
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
Guest starring: Oscar DeGruy
Douglas Grant
Michael D. Roberts
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The Gang: Part 1 is the ninth episode of Season 2 and the twenty-second episode overall. It is one-half of an episode. Written by Jack Elinson, Allan Mannings, Norman Paul, with series co-creator Eric Monte from an original story written by Monte, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, first aired on CBS-TV, premiering on November 12, 1974.

Synopsis Edit

To his parents dismay, J.J. joins a gang. Their fears are proved warranted when J.J. is shot.


JJ is forced into joining the Satan's Knights street gang. However, he is a less than active member, especially when it comes to getting involved in the gang's ongoing turf war with the Warlords. When he is threatened with physical harm if he doesn't participate in the next rumble, he must find a way to get Florida and James out of the house before the gang's leader, Mad Dog, comes and physically removes him from the house.

Plot summaryEdit

J.J. has secretly become a member of the Satan's Knights, a gang who are in the midst of a gang war with the Warlords. Two members and the leader of the Satan's Knights arrive at the Evans' home to escort a scared J.J. to a meeting place where the two gangs are to tangle. However, on the way there they run into James and Florida and a scuffle ensues leaving J.J. shot.

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