In the second "Alamo" episode, Phyllis Norton, in her last appearance, takes over the station when Chief Clifford catches the flu, a thief kidnaps Broadhurst in order to swap him for the thief's brother, a drug-addicted mother kidnaps her addicted newborn daughter - and a time bomb ticks in the squad room ceiling. Written by
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When Chief Clifford takes a leave of absence, he gets into a long discussion as to who should take command -- Joe Broadhurst or Phyllis Norton. Presumably Broadhurst is the senior sergeant, so he gets the nod. But it seems odd that Phyllis Norton is second in line -- Grover (if he is a sergeant; this has never been specified) or Gladys (who IS a sergeant) should rank her. See more
[McCloud's last line of the show, as Clifford sites in a bomb-devastated squad room
You know, Chief, it may not be the right time for me to tell you about what a good job Joe and Sergeant Norton did...
[Clifford, looking for an ashtray, empties the fire-hose water out of the one he picks up
... No, no, it's not the right time.