Hardstep deals with an escaped convict seeking his dying mother and with budget-cutters who want to drain the local pool.
Father Hardstep (Robert Blake) pursues winos who stole the $4,000 a bag lady (Jeanette Nolan) had saved for a church window.
Sister Indigo unknowingly endangers her life when she tries to save her drug-addicted prostitute sister; guest Clarence Williams III.
Former pool hustler One Ball makes a deal with a ruthless gambler in an effort to raise money for a boy who needs a heart transplant.
Father Hardstep questions his calling when he becomes attracted to a woman helping illegal aliens hide from immigration authorities.
Father Hardstep steps in when corporate harassment of apartment tenants endangers the well-being of a girl trying to begin a new life.
Two fathers-in-law endanger the marriage of a former Hell Town resident (Lycia Naff) and a man (J. Warren Davis) from Beverly Hills.
Gnawing suspicions prompt Father Hardstep to take a trip to the remote desert town where a former girlfriend mysteriously disappeared.
Father Hardstep is forced to act as the chief negotiator in the matrimonial disputes created by the lure of a neighborhood tavern.
Father Hardstep and a psychologist (Cassie Yates) clash over whether Sister Daisy should abort a pregnancy that resulted from rape.
Two lovers who dare to ignore the territorial rules of rival gangs force Father Hardstep into the midst of a violent street battle.
A handicapped resident of St. Dominic faces assault charges after police misinterpret his rescue of a beating victim for an attack.
Father Hardstep tries to persuade the police not to arrest a woman who used buckshot to protect her daughter from a persuasive pimp.
Elderly con man Fast Louie (John McLiam) tells the waifs at St. Dominic's that he is Father Hardstep's true parent; guest Pepe Serna.
Lawyer Sam (Jeff Corey) battles for custody of St. Dominic's mascot goat, Willie, which inspired an abandoned child to reach out.
Father Noah "Hardstep" Rivers and One Ball try to save one of St. Dominic's former charges (Doran Clark) from a life of prostitution.