Susan Dey on S.W.A.T.

Susan Dey has had many great eras in her career and one of these was her post-Partridge period. Now more mature, not only physically but with more acting experience to draw from, the actress was able to do some great work on TV during 1974-77. Following the demise of The Partridge Family in early 1974, Susan Dey would spend the next few years starring in a couple TV movies and doing guest appearances on various television shows. One such guest role was on the cop series S.W.A.T.

In the two-part episode 'Deadly Tide', Susan Dey portrays Janice, the sister of a scuba diver who gets killed after stumbling upon some crooks. Upset and unable to get proper assistance from the police after her brother's death, Janice turns to Officer Jim Street (Robert Urich) for help. Street believes that her brother's murder might be related to the case he is currently working on.

Even though Susan Dey is not given much screen-time, she still makes a great impact. Stunningly beautiful and full of emotion, Dey is quite captivating. She does most of her scenes with Robert Urich (surprisingly the only time they worked together) but the actress also gets to do some dramatic scenes including one where she is confronted with her brother's corpse.

Overall, this is a great Susan Dey performance, one that was/is eclipsed by her appearance on Hawaii Five-O less than a month after the S.W.A.T. episode originally aired.

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