|Episode 1 (series 8)|
|Airdate||September 3, 1995|
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Jaffa has been discharged from the convalescence home and is expected to return to active duty soon. Nick informs Recall he could face dismissal if he doesn't shave off his beard before the next shift to comply with the new Brigade regulations, as it renders him unable to wear BA since the mask has been changed. A group of drunken punks hijack a double decker bus and speed off in it. After a police chase, they crash the double decker bus into a low bridge. Blue Watch are called out and have to patiently cut people out of the wreckage.
Sicknote is in a dispute with a commuter who keeps parking his car outside their house. George pays Jaffa a visit. George is still guilty that Jaffa was standing in for him the night he was injured but Jaffa won't hear of it. Before the next shift begins, all the watch (all except Pearce) overpower Recall, tie him up and shave his beard off for him.
A strip club is attacked by a rival gang, who set fire to the building while one of the strippers who is a friend of Lauren's is trapped in her dressing room. With some difficultly, the watch manage to fight their way through the flames and rescue the girl in time.