Manhunter Season 7, Episode 1 - Aired February 6, 2020


After an assassination attempt is made on a city councilor, Jake leads the manhunt to find the shooter. Holt struggles to adjust to his new role as a uniformed officer when he's put under Jake's command. Meanwhile, Amy seeks Rosa's help when she thinks she might be pregnant.

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Guest Stars: Vanessa Bayer as Officer Debbie Fogle, Scott Vance as Chris Reneaux, Merrick McCartha as Frank Murwin

Writers: David Phillips

Director: Cortney Carillo

Episode Notes

  • Title Reference: "Manhunter" is what Charles calls Jake as he leads the manhunt.
  • Charles repurposes the lyrics of the Hall & Oates song "Maneater".

Episode Quotes

Jake: Oh, wait! It's after 11. My interview! It's supposed to be on the news.
Chris Reneaux: [on TV] An incredible conclusion to a terrifying day, and we were able to get a comment from the men who helped solve this case.
Hitchcock: They call us the Weiner Warriors.
Jake: No!

Jake: Look, we all know Scully has the hardest head, but what concerns me is the speed factor.
Sergeant Jeffords: Squad, listen up!
Jake: Not now, Terry. We're having an argument about who would win in a fight if we couldn't use our arms.
Hitchcock: Everyone agrees, I'd bite the best.
Charles: Meaningless! True strength comes from the pelvis, not the mouth.

Sergeant Jeffords: Peralta, you're in charge of the manhunt for the shooter.
Jake: Oh, my God, it's a manhunt. And I'm the Manhunter.
Charles: And I'm your sidekick, the Boyhunter.
Rosa: Come on, dude.

Jake: I'm gonna be on the news. I'm gonna look straight into the camera and say, "If the shooter is watching, I hope you like living between St. Charles Place and Connecticut Ave."
Amy: I don't get it.
Jake: It's from "Monopoly". That's where jail is. Whatever, it was a good line. Keep briefing!

Amy: My period's late, I think I might be pregnant.
Rosa: Oh, damn.
Amy: I can't be pregnant! Jake and I agreed to wait at least a year until we tried. I haven't found an OB, I'm not on any preschool waiting lists, and I spent all of yesterday in a room with Hitchcock and his new cologne, which can't be good for the baby it is literally called Zika!

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