Season 4 is not as good as Season 3, but there are still some excellent episodes here, especially the last one but also episodes 8, 9, and 10. Also there are a couple of familiar characters from Season One who show up. The cliffhanger looks like it's going to be an interesting Season 5!
Episode 1--Cliffhangers from last season are resolved. Let's just say skin-to-skin contact is the best way to guard against hypothermia. Wiegel comes back from her personal leave with, as Clemmy calls it, a "gargoyle" in the oven. Dangle tries out for Westside Story...sort of. Carrot Top goes berserk at a hotel. Highlight: Garcia and Jones use a common interrogation tactic called "Good Cop, Black Cop."
Episode 2:--"There's going to be a full set of teeth in the Junior household," as Travis's 3 brothers come for a visit. Garcia works undercover in an illegal worker sting. Wiegel starts Lamaze.
Episode 3--Kimball tricks the guys with a phony race riot. A deputy dies and the officers do what any caring co-workers would--argue over who gets his jet ski. Junior and Dangle look for guns turned in for the "Guns for Toys" drive that Wiegel spilled across the road.
Episode 4--A deputy panty raid goes horribly wrong. The Sheriff's Department has to compete with the citizen's patrol, played by Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Reubens, to solve crimes. Garcia is visited by the hooker he tried to help in Season One. Dangle and Junior try to get free tacos from Terry.
Episode 5--"Spanish Mike" Alvarez, who tricked the Reno Sheriff's Department in Season One posing as a representative from Home Land Security with a fake training program, returns to Reno to be held before being turned over to the FBI. He tries to get into the officers' heads in his attempts to escape. Will any officer give in? Also, Clemmy choreographs a street dance at a sobriety checkpoint.
Episode 6--The Sheriff is killed and his last words to Lt. Dangle are to avenge his death. Dangle suspects the sheriff's hot wife and her foreign driver and, later, discovers something about the sheriff that may help break the case wide open. Also, the Renaissance Fair guy gets stuck in a toilet.
Episode 7--The Sheriff's Department attend the Sheriff's funeral where Dangle, Wiegel, and Junior have dream sequences. They then solve the case on how he died. The pallbearer scene is hilarious.
Episode 8--The Reno Sheriff's Department is sponsored by "Hotty's"--a sports bar with well-endowed waitresses--which controls what the officers drive, wear, even how they give the Miranda Rights. The officers, also, can only eat food from Hotty's. Let's just say the partnership was a gas. Those Hotty's girls make Trudy Wiegel seem like a Phi Beta Kappa.
Episode 9--Kimball invites Clemmy to a get-together which turns out to be a church social (which follows Kimball's personality--remember how enthused she was by the singing drug dealer who sang religious/drug songs on the street in season 3?). Kimball is happy for Clemmy "showing up as she is: a woman soiled, a woman with a whorish, sinful past." Later, Clemmy gets baptized wearing nothing under her baptismal gown. Churchgoer: "Babies are naked when they get baptized, I think it's all right." Kimball: "Well, babies don't have Double 'D' hooters." Good one.
Episode 10--One of my favorites. It's election day, and Proposition C will determine whether the Reno Sheriff's Department gets a 3% raise. Garcia and Jones work with an undercover female detective who's trying to bust a meth cartel and they keep getting beat up by her to make her involvement with the drug dealers look convincing.
Episode 11--Jones and Garcia join the mounted patrol but Garcia is allergic to horses. Jones won't give up his mounted status to rejoin Garcia. Kimball discovers that Junior's been shot and, at his dying request, kisses him and swears she will make whoopie with him if he pulls through. They then find out they have a connection in other ways.
Episode 12--Kimball tries to arrest a modern-day Houdini. Jones talks to a school about feelings of inadequacy in the shower--"especially some of you--probably the white boys." There is a murdering/rapist kid. Otherwise, it's just the usual stuff. There is no main storyline to follow.
Episode 13--The officers try out the jaws of life. Williams, Wiegel, and Kimball watch a stakeout like a soap opera. Dangle goes to his ex-wife and her husband's anniversary party--and he's the only guest. Weird and this will have ramifications later.
Episode 14--We finally find out who is wearing the mascot getup at the school--and he asks Dangle to be his life partner. Dangle tries to prepare his "bridesmaids"--Jones, Garcia, and Junior--for the commitment ceremony. Even the cameraman gets dressed up. Trudy gets stuck naked in a cake...and her water breaks! Hilarious with surprises and cliffhanger for the next season.