No, but this episode takes place after “The Fix.” Hutch knows all about it. He’s been where Belinda is and knows exactly how she feels, and doesn’t blame her for giving up her friend for a fix. And Starsky knows exactly what Hutch is thinking, and he’s just holding himself back from defending him.

And then Hutch gives her some money to get high, because there’s nothing else he can do for her, but he wants to do something to stop her pain.

I love Hutch so much.