1. "Hill Street Station"
The series gets off to a powerful start as stalwart Hill Street Precinct Capt. Frank Furillo endures a string of personal and professional crises. Furillo tries to defuse a powder-keg hostage situation in a liquor store despite a media circus, his overzealous Emergency Action Team leader and a pair of nervous gang kids and their leader. His secret lover, public defender Joyce Davenport, hounds him about a client who has been lost. And his ex-wife, Fay, berates him after his child-support check bounces.
Det. J.D. LaRue tries to pick up Davenport after sending her on a wild goose chase and receives a lapful of hot coffee in return. Belker busts a bald-headed pickpocket, the first of several encounters to come. Sgt. Phil Esterhaus tells Fay about his teen-age sweetheart, Cindy. And, after handling a domestic situation, Hill and Renko find their police unit has been stolen and are shot when they walk into a building to call in the theft.
guest stars: Panchito Gomez (Hector Ruiz), Gary Grubbs (Earps), Gary Van Orman (Sneed), Nick Savage (bald-headed pickpocket), Jonathan Dasteel (Lamonica), Ron Godines (Contreras), Paul Michael (proprietor), Heshimu Cumbuku (pimp), Luisa Leschin (street kid), Don Cervantes (street kid), Richard Wright (killer junkie), Chris Doyle (angel dust junkie), Andy Garcia (street kid in booking), Rocky Echevarria (Fuentes), Veronica Redd (Alena), Eleanor McCoy (Jonette), Vernon Washington (William), Andy Arthur (street kid)
writer: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; director: Robert Butler
2. "Presidential Fever"
Furillo is again on the rack as Fay makes a spectacle at the station with her demands for more money. Division alerts him to prepare for a presidential visit to the Hill, a task he does not relish. The news prompts a summit with gang leaders that nearly turns sour thanks to the smug presidential press secretary. And to top it all off, he endures a personal clash with Davenport.
Emotions run high as Hill and Renko meet for the first time since they were shot. The new police decorator, Grace Gardner, tries Esterhaus' patience. A pair of transfer officers roust the wrong people and find trouble. Belker pursues rapists in the park.
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Mark Metcalf (Harris), Charles Seaverns (Parker), David Caruso (Shamrock leader), Bobby Ellerbee (Blood leader), Danny Mora (bail bondsman Huerta), Jonathan Dasteel (Lamonica), Gary Van Orman (Sneed), George Dickerson (Divisional Cmdr. Dave Swanson), Merritt Butrick (rapist), Richard Marion (Browning), Jake Mitchell (Hingle), Sal Lopez (Puerto Rican #1), Anthony Pena (Puerto Rican #2), Guillermo San Juan (Gypsy Boy), Paul Michael (merchant), Lydia Fernandez (rape victim), Rocky Echevarria (Fuentes), Eric Helland (felon)
writer: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; director: Robert Butler
3. "Politics as Usual"
Furillo and his officers run themselves ragged preparing for the impending presidential visit to the Hill - Goldblume helps work out a secure route and Calletano and the captain bargain with Shamrock and Blood gang leaders to ensure a peaceful tour.
Frank consults Joyce after Fay - in a letter from her attorney - threatens to garnish his wages for more child support. A dirty cop involved in a drug buy offers the troubled LaRue a bribe - then frames him when he attempts to return the money. Emotional fallout from their shooting prompts Hill and Renko to briefly consider splitting up. Belker agrees to a blind date at his mother's urging, proving a source of amusement to his collar, the bald pickpocket. Phil interrupts Frank's evening with Joyce after Fay is arrested at a friend's hot tub party.
guest stars: Dan Hedaya (Ralph Macafee), David Caruso (Shamrock), Bobby Ellerbee (Blood), Art Evans (driver #2), David Moody (driver #1), Nick Savage (bald-headed pickpocket), Jonathan Dasteel (Lamonica), Gary Van Orman (Sneed), John Brandon (Lt. John Walsh), Bob Harders (Unger), Alma Beltran (tenant), Joe Rosario (Puerto Rican suspect), Julia Calderon (abused woman), Lou Joffred (Dicostanza)
writer: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; director: Robert Butler
Against all odds, Furillo supports LaRue in the bribery case brought against him by Macafee. The captain also petitions Davenport to help his troubled detective.
Esterhaus assuages Bates' hurt feelings after an encounter with the tactless Hunter. Hill and Renko arrest a car thief whose mechanical genius proves both valuable and troublesome at the station. Furillo scrambles to salvage credibility with the gangs after the president's tour of the Hill is canceled. When the streets erupt in violence in response to the news, anxious officers fear revenge and barricade themselves in the station house - the "crisis" causes Esterhaus to see Grace in a new light.
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Dan Hedaya (Ralph Macafee), Louis Giambalvo (Rob Nelson), Charles Seaverns (Parker), Charles Fleischer (Malibu), David Caruso (Shamrock), Bobby Ellerbee (Blood), Jake Mitchell (Hingle), Gary Van Orman (Sneed), Jonathan Dasteel (Lamonica), Jorge Cevera Jr. (pimp), Robert Doqui (Mullenex), Mace (Pagano), Lynn Whitfield (Jill Thomas), Adam Wade (Internal Affairs officer), Lou Joffred (Dicostanza), Guillermo San Juan (Gypsy Boy), Roma Alverez (Spanish merchant)
writer: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; director: Robert Butler
5. "Double Jeopardy (a.k.a. Dressed to Kill)"
Furillo and Washington investigate Macafee in hopes of clearing LaRue - they discover more than a few interesting things. At Frank's request, Joyce tries to round up legal representation for the troubled detective.
As part of "Operation: Duckling," Belker and several others reluctantly don women's clothing to lure out a rapist. Esterhaus broods over Grace and Cindy. Goldblume is plagued by self-doubts after he loses a jumper.
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Dan Hedaya (Ralph Macafee), Louis Giambalvo (Rob Nelson), A.C. Weary (unknown), Tony Perez (Officer Mike Perez), Jonathan Dasteel (Lamonica), Gary Van Orman (Sneed), Gela Jacobson (Debbie Kaplan), Gilmer McCormick (Maureen Macafee), Darwyn Carson (black sister), Barbara Iley (black customer), Jake Mitchell (Hingle), Patricia Gaul (thin woman), Ezekiel Moss (black youth #1), Reginald T. Dorsey (black youth #2), Marilyn Tokuda (Mrs. Macafee)
writer: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; director: Robert Butler
6. "Film at Eleven"
While busting a petty thief, LaRue and Washington find the gun used in the Hill-Renko shooting and trace it back to junkie Eddie Hoban. The discovery leads to tension between the patrolmen.
TV reporter Cynthia Chase invades the precinct to document "what the station house is all about" and joins Hill and Renko on patrol. Hunter's weapon demonstration has hilarious results. Belker busts Kevin Herman Dracula for biting a prostitute and the mental out-patient's subsequent suicide in the station's new holding cell sends Joyce to Frank for comfort.
guest stars: Andrea Marcovicci (Cynthia Chase), Mark Metcalf (Harris), Robert Bryan Berger (Eddie Hoban), Karole Selmon (Billie), Joseph R. Sicari (unknown), Tony Plana (Kevin Herman Dracula), Luisa Leschin (Rita), Donna LaBrie (Wilma), Esther Sutherland (Haitian woman), Gregory Norman Cruz (Chico), Jake Mitchell (Hingle), Kent Williams (Bernard), Jeff Seymour (Santini)
writer: Anthony Yerkovich; director: Georg Stanford Brown
7. "Choice Cut"
It's deja vu for Furillo as he reaches out to Hector Ruiz who has again taken hostages, this time in a grocery store meat locker - Hunter wants to freeze them out and TV reporter Cynthia Chase utilizes the scene to incense the Dekker Avenue merchants. A side of beef shot up during the hostage crisis is a quickly sized up by scheming officers as more than "evidence." LaRue and Washington continue their attempts to tie the gun from the Hill-Renko shooting to Hoban.
Belker busts the bald-headed pickpocket again. Fay momentarily finds herself in the crosshairs of Furillo's officers when she pulls out a toy gun in the station house. The funding for Grace's decorating project is cut, upsetting Esterhaus, who already is having trouble getting someone to pick up the body of "Freddie the Wino" who died in a holding cell. A perceptive Fay picks up on Frank and Joyce's relationship.
guest stars: Andrea Marcovicci (Cynthia Chase), Panchito Gomez (Hector Ruiz), Dana Gladstone (Marv O. Box), Kent Williams (Bernard), Donna LaBrie (Wilma), Linda Shayne (Sherry Marie), Bob Tzudiker (Irv Kresky), Ilka Tanya Payan (Teresa), Karole Selmon (Billie), Nick Savage (bald-headed pickpocket), Kent Williams (Bernard), Charlene Jones (Lily), Al Stevenson (car owner), Keith Davis (car owner), Gene Ryals (Margot Guy), Jay Moreno (Juan)
writer: Lee David Zlotoff; director: Arnold Laven
8. "Up in Arms (a.k.a. Clap Trap)"
Division orders Furillo to deal with the Dekker Avenue merchants, who are bent on taking law enforcement into their own hands. Frank enlists Joyce and Fay in his efforts to help Hector Ruiz.
Hunter seeks volunteer counselors for to help with "Camp Guadalcanal." Goldblume is outraged by the recruiting drive. A cleaner's fire claims Furillo's suits. Esterhaus braces himself for a showdown with an old adversary who's now back on the streets. The deadly black van spells trouble for officers Harris and Santini. Inconclusive results in Hoban's lie detector test throw a kink into the Hill-Renko shooting investigation.
guest stars: Andrea Marcovicci (Cynthia Chase), Mark Metcalf (Harris), Kent Williams (Bernard), Jeff Seymour (Santini), Gela Jacobson (Debbie Kaplan), George Dickerson (Divisional Cmdr. Dave Swanson), Ron Feinberg (unknown), Luis Avalos (Mr. Viatoro), David Byrd (Krinsky), Juliana McCarthy (Dr. Davis), Dottie Adkins (hooker), Paul Michael (Mr. Arcanian), Clayton Rohner (juvenile), Constance Caufield (Daphne), Dharvi Darrelle (Mrs. Miles)
writer: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco Anthony Yerkovich; director: Georg Stanford Brown
Renko stews after Hoban's release and makes a spectacle with two hookers at a nice restaurant, increasing the tension with Hill. Back on the street, Hoban finds himself out in the cold and eventually confesses.
A confused Santini gets some career advice from Furillo. LaRue starts drinking on the job after he invites TV reporter Cynthia Chase along on a quiet stakeout that suddenly heats up. The Dekker Avenue merchants continued "help" results in tragedy. Belker is turned off by his girlfriend's violent sexual advances. Everyone's efforts to help Hector hit a dead end and Frank and Joyce must break the news.
guest stars: Andrea Marcovicci (Cynthia Chase), Robert Bryan Berger (Eddie Hoban), Jeff Seymour (Santini), Panchito Gomez (Hector Ruiz), Kent Williams (Bernard), Luis Avalos (Mr. Viatoro), Gela Jacobson (Debbie Kaplan), Paul Michael (Mr. Arcanian), Charlene Jones (Rena), Odette Mitchell (Billy), Michael O'Guinne (Walter), Preston Hanson (escort), Mark Cassella (Marty)
writer: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco Anthony Yerkovich; director: Arnold Laven
Renko pouts after a Division homicide detective belittles his attempt to find out who murdered a 15-year-old hooker. The officer later raises suspicions about the investigation and Furillo begins to take notice. Speculations buzz around the station house after Furillo finds out he's in the running for a promotion to commander.
Hunter gets a surprise - courtesy of LaRue and Washington - while on the annual search of the city sewers for alligators. His hunt is complicated by an animal activist. A persistent obscene phone caller sends Fay to Furillo for help.
guest stars: Dolph Sweet (Lt. Emil Schneider), Carl Weintraub (Dewey Bromfield), George Dickerson (Divisional Cmdr. Dave Swanson), Dana Gladstone (Marv O. Box), Jordan Charney (Ed Chapel), Don Cervantes (Nemo Rodriguez), Lawrence Benedict (Frank Alexander), Jim Tartan (Metzger), Timothy Daly (Dann)
writer: E. Jack Kaplan; director: Georg Stanford Brown
11. "Life, Death, Eternity"
Davenport's client, Nemo Rodriguez, implicates a city councilman in the slaying of a young prostitute. Furillo decides to launch his own investigation into the murder - a move which endangers his chances for promotion. Furillo is left holding the bag after evidence is found linking the councilman to the girl and his publicity machine springs into action . Fearing rumors of collusion, Joyce tells Frank they should separate for a while.
Chief Daniels chokes during breakfast meeting and Furillo saves his life. Hunter wins Police Association's Mental Health Award and unveils model of "urban tank" to Furillo. Everyone's maudlin after Bates finds officer Marv Box dead in the squad room. LaRue rounds up investors for his "saloondramat." Grace and Esterhaus plan a visit to a nudist retreat. Furillo sends Fay and Frank Jr. to his home after the obscene phone caller breaks into her house and goes through her things. An anti-semitic cop incites Belker. In anticipation of Furillo's promotion, apprehensive Hill Street officers apply for transfer in droves - 28 uniforms, 17 plain clothes and one possible retirement.
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Dolph Sweet (Lt. Emil Schneider), Dwight Schultz (Carmichael), Dana Gladstone (Marv Box), Jordan Charney (Ed Chapel), George McDaniel (Ludwig), Dennis Holahan (unknown), George Dickerson (Divisional Cmdr. Dave Swanson), Don Cervantes (Nemo Rodriguez), Seth Allen (suspect), Barbara Worthington (reporter), Jake Mitchell (Hingle)
writer: Gregory Hoblit Lee David Zlotoff; director: Jacob Starrett
Joyce feels Rodriguez is being railroaded in prostitute's murder in attempt to protect McCauley. Frank relinquishes his chances for promotion to forge ahead with his investigation of the councilman and confronts Swanson and Schneider about the cover-up.
Marv's ashes "lie in state" next to squad room coffee machine. Furillo's possible promotion leaves him buried with transfer requests, including Belker, who wants to transfer to narcotics because there's "a better chance of getting killed." Esterhaus reveals his desire to have children with Cindy. Fay's obscene phone caller is caught and revealed to be one of Harvey's patients. Furillo promptly takes Harvey to task and convinces Fay to press charges. After a test-run down "sniper alley," Hunter's "urban tank" is stolen and dumped in the river, much to Furillo's amusement. LaRue's business dream crumbles, literally. There is joy on the Hill as Furillo stays.
guest stars: Dolph Sweet (Lt. Emil Schneider), Philip G. Schultz (Harvey), Dwight Schultz (Carmichael), George McDaniel (Ludwig), Don Cervantes (Nemo Rodriguez), Dennis Holahan (unknown), Jordan Charney (Ed Chapel), George Dickerson (Divisional Cmdr. Dave Swanson), Robert Kino (Mr. O'Kino), Tom Babson (Webster), Jerry Loo (Mifune)
writer: Anthony Yerkovich; director: Robert C. Thompson
13. "Fecund Hand Rose"
Furillo bristles at having to protect Macafee, who's turned state's witness. He becomes incensed when his men are endangered during an attempted hit that he believes was orchestrated to give Macafee's testimony more credibility.
Violence erupts in Jefferson Heights Precinct and Hill Street officers help out. Belker arrests an entertaining professional cat burglar who the cops been trying to catch for several years. Esterhaus sweats bullets as his wedding day to Cindy arrives and is compounded when Grace shows him what he will be giving up. Everyone rushes to get ready for nuptials. And Frank and Joyce make use of the intended honeymoon suite, after Esterhaus faints at the alter.
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Lisa Lindgren (Cindy Spooner), Dan Hedaya (Ralph Macafee), Michael Tucker (cat burglar, Mr. Heidel), George Dickerson (Divisional Cmdr. Dave Swanson), Gela Jacobson (Debbie Kaplan), Thomas Callaway (Skip Fitzgerald), Allen Case (Mr. Spooner), Peter White (minister), Irene Du Barry (Rosa Calletano), Lynn Whitfield (Jill Thomas), John Brandon (Det. John Walsh), Philip G. Schultz (Harvey)
writer: Alan Rachins; director: Gregory Hoblit
14. "Rites of Spring I"
After several junkies are found dead from tainted drugs, Goldblume clashes with obnoxious, racist narcotics detective Charlie Weeks over procedure. Weeks is angered when Midtown solves his case and a brutalizes a witness.
Bates gets a new partner, Joe Coffey. Hunter and Esterhaus discuss the women in their lives. LaRue's drinking gets out of hand, endangering Belker who goes undercover to catch a robber hitting city buses. Frank and Joyce clash when she assumes his officers brutalized her rapist client. Goldblume's son, Josh, undergoes medical tests for a mysterious ailment. Hill and Renko take pains to aid a young black mother who is accused of neglecting her kids. Weeks shoots a black man in an alley.
guest stars: Charles Hallahan (Charlie Weeks), James Remar (Beau Gregory), Van Nessa L. Clarke (Shirrett Anders), Mimi Rogers (Sandra Pauley), Freddye Chapman (Denise Thompson), Starletta Du Pois (2nd neighbor), Myrna White (1st neighbor), Marc Casella (Jay Driver), Tony Perez (Mike Perez)
writer: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; director: Gregory Hoblit
15. "Rites of Spring II"
A gut feeling leads Furillo and Washington to go out of their way to help clear Weeks who is accused of shooting an unarmed black man. Washington lambastes an ungrateful Weeks about his attitude.
Furillo confronts a harried LaRue about his drinking and money problems. Hill and Renko check on Shirrett Anders and her children. Belker and Leo donate blood. Hill, Renko, Coffey and Bates arrest a woman who's beating her husband. Belker joins a DEA fencing operation, which nets a surprise. Renko begins a relationship with his night school teacher. Frank and Joyce take a long lunch and make plans for a vacation. Fay gets mugged and Goldblume's ill son gets better.
guest stars: Charles Hallahan (Charlie Weeks), James Remar (Beau Gregory), Van Nessa L. Clarke (Shirrett Anders), Mimi Rogers (Sandra Pauley), Freddye Chapman (Denise Thompson), Sam Scarber (Dr. Otis Redman), Frantz Turner (Ralph Prentiss), Jim Tartan (Metzger), Neil Brooks Cunningham (John Harley), Jan Stratton (Dr. Rogatz), Jack Andreozzi (John Amico), Rony Clanton (main seller), Terry Alexander (Theo Monroe), Charles Weldon (unknown), Tony Perez (Mike Perez), Vincent Luchessi (Jerry Fuchs)
writer: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco Anthony Yerkovich; director: Gregory Hoblit
16. "Jungle Madness I"
Furillo and Washington push the Weeks investigation despite pressure from Chief Daniels to back off because of bad publicity and rising tensions on the street.
Esterhaus gets a birthday surprise during roll call. Fay considers a weekend jaunt with her black orthopedist. LaRue desperately tries to raise money to get himself out of a jam. Furillo later tells him to get help for his drinking problem or quit the force after he ruins a drug bust. A disappointed Hill discovers Shirrett Anders has left her children again. Bates' new partner, Joe Coffey, expresses feelings for her. Another vending machine falls prey to Hill Street mayhem. And Frank and Joyce's covert relationship is nearly exposed when they schedule dinner at a restaurant where Hill and Renko are dining.
guest stars: Charles Hallahan (Charlie Weeks), Van Nessa L. Clarke (Shirrett Anders), Mimi Rogers (Sandra Pauley), Eddie Barth (unknown), Tom Bower (unknown), Lenny Bari (unknown), Ray Oliver (Leon), Vincent Luchessi (Jerry Fuchs), Jack Andreozzi (Amico), Frantz Turner (Prentiss), Reginald Dorsey (1st black), Laurie Rose (belly dancer), Sarina C. Grant (1st woman), Luke Andreas (Busy Baker man), Chip Lucia (Lt. Digby), Starletta Du Pois (2nd woman), Ezekiel Moss (2nd black)
writer: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco Anthony Yerkovich; director: Corey Allen
17. "Jungle Madness II"
Washington and Goldblume take the Weeks investigation down to the wire. Meanwhile, Chief Daniels continues pressuring Furillo to drop the probe and tells him the department's "hanging Weeks out to dry."
After everyone declines to help him, LaRue hits bottom. After Furillo tells him to put in for a transfer, he makes a scene in the squad room. Shirrett Anders loses her kids. Hill breaks the ice with social worker Denise Thompson. A frightened Fay asks Furillo's advice after her black orthopedist's wife threatens to kill her. Renko's girlfriend deals a blow to his ego by terminating their relationship. LaRue takes the first step toward recovery and finds a familiar face in the crowd. Coffey is shot when he and Bates make a traffic stop.
guest stars: Charles Hallahan (Charlie Weeks), Van Nessa L. Clarke (Shirrett Anders), Freddye Chapman (Denise Thompson), Mimi Rogers (Sandra Pauley), Tony Carbone (George "Pinky" Reiner), Eddie Barth (Tanner), Jeanneta Arnette (Jennifer Cross), Lionel Smith (unknown), Susan Harney (Bee Gee), Eddie Ryder (wheelchair salesman), Terry Alexander (Monroe), Frantz Turner (Prentiss), Cliff Carnell (bartender), Opelene Bartley (Montel's mother)
writer: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco Anthony Yerkovich; director: Corey Allen
18. "Hearts and Minds"
The second season gets off to an explosive start when a domestic situation turns violent in the squad room. Furillo is skeptical of an ex-Black Arrow gang leader, Jesse John Hudson, who returns to the Hill as a social reformer. Belker makes contact with a rookie undercover officer planted inside the Black Arrows who tells a much different story than Hudson. The cops' skeptism is increased when two rival warlords of the gang turn up dead.
Calletano and Goldblume search for a missing boy. Fay descends on the Hill with a birthday cake for Furillo, who turns 40. Joyce represents a topless waitress who accuses a detective of blackmailing her for sex. Belker nabs a purse-snatching orangutan. Esterhaus questions his involvement with Grace. Frank and Joyce split up after he demands their relationship move forward.
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Danny Glover (Jesse John Hudson), Teddi Siddall (Susan Downing), Nathan Cook (Virgil Brooks), Charles Guardino (Det. Ben Lambert), Sandy McPeak (Mac Macallister), Trinidad Silva (Jesus Martinez), Helen Rubio (Mrs. Castillo), Martin Azarow (Dr. Sackheim), Ron Joseph (Jorge), Doug Toby (Luis Castillo), Gloria Lynn Deyer (screaming woman), Jim Staskel (robber), Martin Ferrero (robber), Tony Perez (Mike Perez), Nick Savage (bald-headed pickpocket), Leonard Lightfoot (Ellis), Charles Picerni (suspect), Barbara Worthington (reporter), Jinaki (black woman)
writers: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco Anthony Yerkovich; director: Gregory Hoblit
19. "Blood Money"
Virgil reports to Belker on Hudson's takeover of the Black Arrows. Still hurting, Frank and Joyce needle each other when they meet socially for the first time after splitting up. While driving a cab in an undercover operation, Goldblume meets a lonely woman - and later returns to her apartment for a little extramarital activity. On the same operation, Belker nabs a cross-dressing robber. A desperate snitch offers to help LaRue and Washington solve a prostitute murder - but his story doesn't quite add up. Belker helps seize weapons that were stolen from a National Guard armory. Hunter swoops in after a sexually-exhausted Esterhaus ends his relationship with Grace. Fay tells Furillo she's engaged.
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Danny Glover (Jesse John Hudson), Nathan Cook (Virgil Brooks), Sandra McCabe (Adrianna Furth), Charles Guardino (Det. Lambert), John Dennis Johnson (Freddy), Karen Austin (lonely woman), Sandy McPeak (Mac Macallister), Jim Tartan (Calloway), M.E. Loree (Samantha McBride), Lew Hopson (Billy the Monk), J.D. Hall (1st man), Charles Walker (reporter #1), Victoria Thatcher (reporter #2), Faith Minton (large hooker), Eugene Robert Glazer (art show suitor)
story: Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco Anthony Yerkovich; teleplay: Steven Bochco Anthony Yerkovich; director: Gregory Hoblit
The police's seizure of the stolen weapons and efforts to tie them to the Black Arrows prompt Hudson to look for an informant inside his gang. When Brooks turns up dead, a furious Furillo virtually declares war on the gang leader.
Joyce asks Frank for advice in the Downing case and both confess to missing each other. Hill and Renko respond to a domestic call where an old man - bitter over the influx if minorities in his community - is threatening his neighbors with a gun. Hunter is testy after his date with Grace. Esterhaus' new friend, Mac, pays visit to the station house. Fay delivers wedding invitations to Esterhaus and Furillo. Goldblume and his wife, Rachel, separate after his affair.
guest stars: Danny Glover (Jesse John Hudson), Jose Flores (Arturo), Nathan Cook (Virgil Brooks), Sandy McPeak (Mac Macallister), Reuven Bar-Yotam (Mr. Popovich), Charles Guardino (Det. Ben Lambert), Frank Dent (maintenance man), Lupe Ontiveros (Mrs. Uribe), M.E. Loree (Samantha McBride), Kaaren Ragland (Verlynne), Lawrence A. Mandley (1st Black Arrow), Mark Woods (2nd Black Arrow), Fritz Turner (Dragon), Rob Kim (paramedic)
story: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll Anthony Yerkovich; teleplay: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich Robert Crais; director: David Anspagh
Chief Daniels urges Furillo to back off on Hudson until he has more concrete evidence. Frank and Joyce have it out on a racquetball court. Hudson beats up his lawyer and Furillo tries to get her to testify against him, but she has other plans for the gang leader.
After a junkie prostitute nearly dies due to her mistake, Bates lashes out at everyone and walks out of the small arms competition in which she and Coffey are favored. Mac confesses his sexual attraction to Esterhaus, sending a stunned Phil back into Grace's arms. Furillo counsels Bates. Goldblume and his wife, Rachel, reconcile. A miserable Joyce pays an evening visit to the Hill and brings her relationship with Frank out into the open with a kiss.
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Danny Glover (Jesse John Hudson), Rosanna Huffman (Rachel Goldblume), M.E. Loree (Samantha), CCH Pounder (hooker Jasmine), Sandy McPeak (Mac Macallister), Cindy Fisher (Samantha McBride), Barbara Jane Edelman (Vera), Odette Mitchell (Tamara), Steven Kavner (Dobbs), Billy Gentry (Obradovitch), Charlene Jones (Buffy)
story: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich Robert Crais; teleplay: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich Michael Kozoll; director: Robert Butler
Night court and the shooting of a 10-year-old promise to ruin everyone's evening.
Joyce outmaneuvers Frank, Washington and LaRue after they are accused of entrapping her client, a mugger, by singling him out and luring him into a criminal act. Wachtel tries to persuade Joyce to use her now-public relationship with Frank to help his client, a professional "kneebuster," who was arrested by Belker. Fay's concerned after Frank Jr. shoplifts and Furillo promises to talk to him. Washington worries the department will force him to retire after he re-injures his knee during a bust. Renko's plans to watch Monday night football are sidelined after he and Hill bust the vending machine bandit. Esterhaus' elation turns into disappointment when Grace's "pregnancy" turns out to be a false alarm. While in pursuit of gang members involved in the drive-by shooting of a 10-year-old girl, Bates is forced to return fire at a 14-year-old boy, killing him.
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Jeffrey Tambor (Alan Wachtel), Allan Rich (Judge Maurice Schiller), Mickey Morton (Stanley Felt), Ralph Manza (Morris Wine), Essex Smith (Jenkins), Gene Bua (Costa), East Carlo (coin thief), Perla Walter (mother), Claudio Martinez (brother), Fran Tarkenton (sportscaster), Tony Perez (Mike Perez), Robin Coleman (Coley), Sumi Haru (public defender), Michael Leon (kid), Lydia Nicole (girl), Marcelino Sanchez (tall kid), Dean Wein (court officer)
writer: Jeffrey Lewis; director: Rod Holcomb
23. "Cranky Streets"
After saving two people from a burning car, Officer Gerald Nash later uses excessive force during an arrest and Hill, who feels compelled to cover for his old friend, enlists Renko and a reluctant Bates and Coffey in the cover-up.
Renko's prank on a female transfer officer causes problems. After solving a domestic situation in his old neighborhood, Coffey arrests an old family friend who he mistakenly believes is connected to the mob. Fay introduces her fiance, Hal Massey, to Furillo. And everyone's testy after negotiations between the police union and the city break down.
guest stars: Livia Genise (Officer Estella Sanchez), Robert Sampson (Hal Massey), Stephen McHattie (Officer Gerald Nash), Eddie Zammit (Vito), Steven Apostle'Pec (Guido Barbari), Eddie Zammit (Vito), Anne Sebastian (Vito's wife), A.C. Alleque (fat man), Tony Perez (Mike Perez), Leonard Lightfoot (Ellis), Vanna Salviati (Mrs. Amico), Jan Stratton (waitress), Richard Marcus (blind man), Church Ortiz (vigilante #1), Luis Manuel (vigilante #2), Clayton Rohner (gawker)
story: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; teleplay: Robert Crais; director: Randa Haines
24. "Chipped Beef"
Dubious reports from Hill, Renko, Bates and Coffey compel Furillo to question the four-some about their protecting of Nash, who decides to resign when reports are changed to reflect the truth.
Joyce pushes Frank to short circuit "pent ante" busts brought on by the cold weather. Belker busts the bald-headed pickpocket again and then goes undercover as a rabbi to catch a gang targeting ATM customers. A good samaritan saves Renko, LaRue and Washington and then faces arrest on an old out-of-town felony warrant. Belker's parents refuse to go on a scheduled cruise, prompting a visit from his sister. Furillo and Hunter attend a luncheon where Fay's engagement to Hal Massey comes to an sudden end. Washington is angered when he discovers his girlfriend, Jill, has deceived him. Frank looks on as Joyce reaches out to a distraught Fay.
guest stars: Stephen McHattie (Officer Gerald Nash), Robert Sampson (Hal Massey), Lynn Whitfield (Jill Thomas), Art Evans (William Teacher), Daphne Maxwell (Sheila Roberts), Dori Brenner (Luana Belker), Nick Savage (bald-headed pickpocket), Ella Raines Edwards (William Teacher's wife), John Diehl (Tom), Fred Pinkard (toastmaster), Pat Benson (lady driver), Jessie Lawrence Ferguson (panhandler), Hal Hawkins (stoned driver), Louis Rivera (onlooker)
story: Jeffrey Lewis; teleplay: Steven Bochco Michael Kozoll; director: Georg Stanford Brown
Frank lashes out at everyone, including Joyce, after a savage massacre at a shady bar on the Hill, and when evidence suggests gang connection, he uncharacteristically threatens gang leaders with hard times unless they help him catch the offenders. An anonymous caller - speculation points to Jesus Martinez - gives the culprits over to Furillo.
The eccentric "Captain Freedom" foils Belker's bust of a robber. LaRue goes undercover in the Hill Street jail and gets more than he bargained when he is helpless to stop a tragedy in the next cell.
guest stars: Dennis Dugan ("Captain Freedom"), Victor Campos (Lt. Garcia), Andy Winner (Wallace Parks), Julia Calderon (Alice), Jesse D. Goins (Cookie), Fritz Turner (Monroe), Leonard Lightfoot (Ellis), Richard Foronjy (unknown), Trinidad Silva (Jesus Martinez), Mace (Street Lord), Bobby Ellerbee (Blood), Guillermo San Juan (Gypsy Boy), Stephen Liska (robber), Tony Perez (Mike Perez), Troy Curvey (Dudley), Fritz Turner (Monroe), John Dewey-Carter (unknown), Dan Chambers (investigator), Mary Armstrong (reporter), Dan Gilvezan (reporter), Garret Pearson (photographer), Jason Ross (medic)
writer: Michael Wagner; director: Jeff Bleckner
26. "Pestolozzi's Revenge"
Chief Daniels orders Furillo to initiate a scam saloon in the South Ferry Precinct in a pre-emptive move against the corruption-seeking Sullivan Commission, which subpoenas Furillo, Calletano and Hunter. Furillo storms out during his testimony when the prosecutor suggests he has committed perjury. He later consults Joyce.
After standing up Bates for breakfast, Coffey comes to work with a black eye. An upset Bates throws the book at some poor guy during a routine traffic stop. Renko enlists Hill, Bates and Coffey in a futile search for his gun that was stolen by an armed robber who burst in on a late-night card game. Another vending machine falls in the line of duty and Esterhaus must stop Lou from removing all of them from the station house. "Captain Freedom" is arrested by LaRue and Washington after he turns up at their stakeout. Grace and Esterhaus plan a trip to France. Fay brings her fatalist views to the Hill. Hill and Renko's bad luck with patrol cars continues, losing two in one day. They unfortunate duo are rearended by a wedding party, thrusting them between a young man and his work supervisor.
guest stars: Dennis Dugan ("Captain Freedom"), James O'Sullivan (Donald Peck), Charlie Robinson (Roy), Marcelino Sanchez (Jimmy Aguirrez), Luke Andreas (Lou), Bob Basso (garage owner), Peter Iacangelo (husband), Nancy Lenehan (Katy Moore), Vincent Luchessi (Jerry Fuchs), Bernadette Cologne (Trina), Marius Mazmanian (felon), Robin Coleman (Coley), Barry Michlin (process server), David Carlile (butcher), Pamela Hayden (Ms. Jackson), Jerry Prell (driver)
writers: Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: Randa Haines
Joyce rounds up Douglas Comstock to represent Frank before the Sullivan Commission, but Furillo declines to retain the lawyer after he insinuates the captain has something to hide.
Hill Street officers mount "Operation: Fido," in which Hunter attempts to use pedigreed Bassett Hounds to track wild city dogs. The EATer leader is injured when he enters an abandoned building alone and nearly falls prey to the "wino-eating mutts." In yet another odd visit to Furillo's office, Fay shows up for lunch and wants to discuss cemetery plots. Furillo and the gang search frantically for officer Art Delgado. Belker, Hill and Renko's scam saloon operation to sniff out corrupt cops in South Ferry proves profitable despite "Captain Freedom's" help. Furillo blasts Chief Daniels - who's recovering from hemorrhoid surgery - after a suspicious Calletano learns a beautiful new khaki officer is acutally a spy//detective sent by Daniels to gauge corruption on the Hill. Furillo visits Hunter at the hospital where a process server delivers more subpoenas from the Sullivan Commission.
guest stars: Dennis Dugan ("Captain Freedom"), Robin Gammell (Douglas Comstock), John Karlen (corrupt officer), Janet Demay (Det. Emily Williams), Wayne Heffly (Gerson), Jerome Thor (Art Delgado), Harry Moses (Reagan), Milt Oberman (delivery boy), Gary Miller (Ballantine), Dwayne McGee (Webster), James Parkes (customer), Arnold Johnson (drunk), Mark Miyama (orderly), Roxanne Reese (nurse)
story: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; teleplay: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: Georg Stanford Brown
28. "Freedom's Last Stand"
After a lunch-time rendezvous with Joyce at the Hotel Francois, Frank testifies before the Sullivan Commission for the second time. He offers Daniels his gun and badge afterwards.
Fay storms the Hill and confronts Furillo after she discovers one of Davenport's negligees amongst Frank Jr.'s toys. After competing in the interdepartmental poker finals, Bates must carefully fend off a sexual advance from Coffey. Narcotics Capt. Jerry Fuchs refuses to help one of his own detectives after LaRue and Washington catch him forging prescriptions. Goldblume dons a dress as a part of "Operation: Smash Snatch," designed to stop vehicular purse snatchings and he gets a little roughed up while arresting a perp. Belker, Hill and Renko continue successful scam saloon until an attempted robbery forces them to blow their cover. "Captain Freedom" meets a tragic end when a shootout erupts.
guest stars: Dennis Dugan ("Captain Freedom"), James O'Sullivan (Donald Peck), Scott Paulin (Dan Cleary), Jerome Thor (Delgado), Harry Moses (Reagan), Pamela Hayden (Ms. Jackson), John Karlen (corrupt officer), Howard George (Grebey), Troy Evans (Dunello), Vincent Luchessi (Jerry Fuchs), Ron Vernan (druggist), Robin Coleman (Coley), Elise Gaitlin (shoplifter), Peter Lempert (maitre'D), Nyles Harris (boy)
story: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; teleplay: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: Gregory Hoblit
29. "Of Mouse and Man"
Furillo is summoned to a crime scene and discovers public defender Pam Gilliam has been gunned down in a robbery. A devastated Joyce comes to Frank's office for comfort after identifying Gilliam's body at the morgue and later seriously questions her line of work. Royal Blood gang colors were reportedly spotted at the scene and a sweep of a nearby playground nets the gun and, ultimately, the killer of Gilliam.
After being nominated by Cleveland, Hill is elected vice president of the Black Officers' Coalition, causing friction with Renko. Fay questions Furillo about the lack of ranking black officers on the Hill after attending a WAD (Women Against Discrimination) meeting. Goldblume sets his sights on taking down an abusive landlord. Belker's pet mouse - which he carries in his shirt pocket - meets an unfortunate end after a congratulatory pat. The rodent's funeral in the station house men's room comes at an inopportune moment. LaRue and Washington bust a cocaine dealer, who cuts a deal to give them a PCP lab. LaRue starts drinking again.
guest stars: Edward James Olmos (Joe Gustimonti), J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Kene Holliday (Vernon Lee), Al Ruscio (Sosa), Jonathan Frakes (Eddie Simms), Kaaren Ragland (Pam Gilliam), Eric Laneuville (Wilbur Harmon), Howard Witt (unknown), Jeffrey Tambor (Alan Wachtel), Michael Collins (Zeiger), Ricco Ross (Tyler Bragg), Jim Tartan (coroner), Gary Miller (Webster), Dan Gilvezan (reporter), Mark Jordan (Wasserman), Mickey Cherney (Green), Jackie Millines (gang member), Glenn Mitchell Jones (gang member), Ezekiel Moss (gang member)
story: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; teleplay: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: Thomas Carter
Frank meets with ADA Bernstein on the Gilliam-Harmon case and Joyce tags along. And after learning a technicality will force the gun to be tossed as evidence, Furillo tries in vain to get Bragg to testify against Harmon.
Esterhaus is exposed to details of Grace's sexual past after she asks him for help with her neighbor and his barking dog. Belker gives Hunter and his EATers tips on venting rage. After a tenant is beat up, Goldblume reluctantly resorts to force to deal with an abusive landlord - he gets a little help from Belker and two large officers from the nightshift. Renko is injured when he rides with pushy officer Grebey and later confronts his disapproving father, who's in the hospital. Fay tries to identify with Hill, who is irritating everyone with his recruiting efforts for the BOC. LaRue, suffering a crisis of confidence, shows up drunk minutes before the PCP lab bust, forcing Washington to talk his way into a very dangerous situation. Fuchs and Washington cover for LaRue, but a knowing Furillo senses the truth.
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Edward James Olmos (Joe Gustimonte), Alley Mills (Tracy), Morgan Woodward (Renko's dad), Al Ruscio (Sosa), Kene Holliday (Vernon Lee), Eric Laneuville (Wilbur Harmon), Ricco Ross (Tyler Bragg), Hamilton Camp (Buck Mullins), William Schilling (unknown), Howard Witt (unknown), Vincent Luchessi (Jerry Fuchs), Howard George (Grebey), Nance Lenehan (Katy), Leonard Lightfoot (Tibbs), Amanda Harley (Mrs. Malkin), Jason Ross (black officer)
story: Thom Thomas, Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; teleplay: Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: Arnold Laven
Fallout from Pam Gilliam's murder continues to besiege the Hill. After a reward is offered for information in her slaying, Goldblume checks out a witness who seems too good to be true.A subsequent interrogation by Furillo confirms their suspicions, forcing the release of Bragg and Harmon.
Coffey gets another black eye when he and Bates respond to a domestic call. Belker laments growing older after he goes undercover as a hot dog vendor and loses a drug dealer during a foot chase. Furillo busts LaRue down to the motorpool, prompting the troubled detective to seek help. Hill gets his fill of BOC pressures and resigns. Esterhaus still stews over Grace's involving him in her problem with a former lover. Frank and Joyce's plans are detoured after Fay is arrested at a sit-in at Chief Daniels office and are derailed entirely after Harmon is arrested for killing Bragg. Joyce grows more bitter as Harmon rubs Frank's nose in the fact he still walks on Gilliam's murder
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Dennis Lipscomb (Mr. Vosca), J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Kene Holliday (Vernon Lee), Eric Laneuville (Wilbur Harmon), Ricco Ross (Tyler Bragg), Peter Iacangelo (Bruno Heverman), Barbara Brownell (Heather Heverman), Richard Marion (public defender), John Brandon (Lt. John Walsh), Howard Witt (unknown), Jed Mills (dealer), John Witherspoon (businessman), Norman Alexander Gibbs (businessman), Kenneth Men'Ard (businessman), Milt Tarver (Duncan), Claudio Martinez (gang member), Luis Manuel (gang member), Hugo L. Stanger (senior citizen)
story: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; teleplay: Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: Lawrence Laven
32. "Some Like it Hot-Wired"
Frank watches as Joyce, still angry over the injustice in the Gilliam case, storms out of court while defending a repeat offender. At a subsequent lunch, Frank offers little support - for which he later apologizes - when she tells him she's quitting PD's office.
After losing a promotion to Chesley, a bitter Goldblume goes undercover to help catch a con team shaking down johns and is shot. Callentano threatens to quit due to money troubles and Esterhaus threatens to retire after his prize car is stolen. Chief Daniels narrowly misses a verbal backlash from Fay when she witnesses him telling Furillo to "muzzle the little woman." Fay, who's quit WAD, asks Furillo about her sexual identity after a lesbian makes a pass at her. Belker and Washington find pieces of Esterhaus' car when they raid a chop shop. Renko learns his father is dying of cancer.
guest stars: Talia Balsam (Sally), Meg Tilly (hooker), Allan Rich (Judge Maurice Schiller), Morgan Woodward (Renko's dad), Rosanna Huffman (Rachel Goldblume), Debi Richter (hooker), John Ratzenberger (phoney cop #1), Eric Server (phoney cop #2), William Bogert (Carillo), William Bronder (Rusco), Mace (Pagano), Mike Finneran (transient), Michael Carmine (car thief), Robin Coleman (Coley), Ken Hill (doctor), Dean Wein (court officer)
story: Michael Kozoll Steven Bochco; teleplay: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: Thomas Carter
33. "Personal Foul"
Full-scale negotiations are required before a benefit basketball game between the police and the gangs can take place. The cops victory ultimately is foiled by the Gypsy Boys.
Belker and Washington go undercover to catch a robber hitting patrons in a porno theater's bathroom. Tragedy strikes when Hill and Renko respond to a domestic call where a suicidal man is holding his girlfriend and their child hostage. Furillo offers emotional support and advice to Goldblume, who has informed the captain of his impending divorce. Renko's family troubles persist as he briefly resists his dying father's request to go home.
guest stars: Trinidad Silva (Jesus Martinez), Hope Clarke (Mrs. Reese), Alley Mills (Tracy), Morgan Woodward (Renko's dad), Felton Perry (Carter Reese), David Caruso (Shamrock); Bobby Ellerbee (Blood), Guillermo San Juan (Gypsy Boy), Troy Curvey (Dudley Hicks), David Haid (Tommy Renko), Judith Marie Bergan (Nancy), Lee Kessler (Rosanna Morgenstern), Jesse D. Goins (Cookie Marcel), Wolfe Perry (Pearl), Wayne Dvorak (suited man), Darwyn Carson (girlfriend), B.J. Lewis (William)
writers: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: David Anspaugh
Coffey and Bates discover two officers - one dead, the other seriously wounded - who were shot during a burglary. The deceased officer's wife lashes out at Furillo after he breaks the grim news, an all-too-frequent task. In an effort to find the killer, everyone follows the bizarre trail of the gun used to shoot the officers.
Hunter tries to sell First Strike Estates to Goldblume and Fay. While taking his driver's test Belker chases down a robber. Furillo can't help but laugh when a panicked Fay tells him she found Frank Jr. "playing doctor" with a girl and that the girl's mother is threatening to bring charges. A distraught Renko is forced to put his father back in the hospital after his condition worsens. Joyce tells Frank she's been carrying a gun since Pam Gilliam's death.
guest stars: Tracey Walter (Sammy), Alley Mills (Tracy), Morgan Woodward (Renko's dad), Alan North (unknown), J.J. Barry (brother-in-law), Karen Kondazian (saleswoman), Chip Fields (Mrs. Halloran), Laurence Haddon (public defender), George Murdock (Lt. Remington), Robert Phalen (unknown), Nick Savage (bald-headed pickpocket), Ben Slack (Wallins), Richard Beauchamp (Santos), Lee Weaver (bartender), Susan Krebs (saleswoman), Barry Pearl (salesman), Robert Denison (Braverman), Lupe Onteveros (screaming woman), Michael Carmine (screaming youth), Arnold Johnson (drunk), Judy Sardo (eye tester), Wesley Thompson (Brunswick), Ken Hill (doctor)
writers: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: Thomas Carter
Shortly after his father succumbs to cancer, a distraught Renko learns that the hearse bearing his father's remains has been seized without regard for its cargo. Hunter's morbid analysis of the situation repulses the other officers. Belker unknowingly finds Renko's dad while he is undercover, trying to find out who's been knifing winos.
Coffey runs interference for Bates with her recently dumped lover, a Michigan Avenue commander. Davenport finds her faith renewed when she pulls out all the stops to defend a nice young man who is accused of rape. Goldblume attempts to coax the young man's reluctant alibi to come forward, and Furillo also lends a hand when a big-gun prosecutor gets the case. Washington confronts Furillo on his hardline stance against LaRue and asks him to consider letting his partner return. Fay and Goldblume cross paths at a singles bar.
guest stars: Thomas Carter (Donald Lily), Gail Strickland (Kennedy), Alley Mills (Tracy), Morgan Woodward (Renko's dad), Hector Elias (Maria's father), J. Patrick McNamara (Cmdr. Lakeland), Joanelle Nadine Romero (Maria), Michael C. Gwynne (unknown), Richard Roat (unknown), Eleanor McCoy (Coretta), Terry Wills (medical examiner), Angus Duncan (Marshall), Lynn Chaplin (Vivian), Nathan Adler (standing wino), Arnold Turner (boyfriend), James Hardie (apprentice), Melanie Massey (clerk), Dan Chambers (flower man), Heshimu Cumbuka (pimp)
writers: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: Gregory Hoblit
36. "Trial by Fury"
The Hill is on the verge of going up in flames after a Roman Catholic nun is raped and killed during a church robbery. Frank plays fast and loose with the rule book to capture and hold two young men accused of the crime. And Joyce, who is assigned to defend one of the men, Celestine Gray, feels helpless as public opinion works to destroy her client. Joyce later confronts Frank about his zealous bending of the rules.
A robbery/shooting at a grocery store takes a back seat to the heinous crime against the church. Belker befriends a gay prostitute, Eddie Gregg, after arresting him. Calletano juggles work and a tax audit.
gs: Charles Levin (Eddie Gregg), Silvana Gallardo (Mrs. Rodriguez), Allan Rich (Judge Maurice Schiller), Alex Colon (unknown), Ruth Silvera (Sister Agnes), Gloria LeRoy (Rena), Paul Wilson (Murphy), Maurice Sneed (Gerald), Juney Smith (Celestine), John O'Connell (Mancuso), Martin Garner (pawn broker), Allan Lurie (Carl), Michael Cunningham (paramedic), Richard Warwick (paramedic), Dean Wein (court officer), Charlene Jones (hooker)
writer: David Milch; director: Gregory Hoblit
37. "Domestic Beef"
Hot weather has tempers flaring on the Hill. Furillo's in the hot seat when he sits on a board of rights for fellow captain Lou Hogan, who is accused of neglecting his duties, and finds himself arguing against his old friend. Goldblume and Belker go undercover to catch a man robbing ice cream vendors. Belker forgets his mother's birthday and Davenport helps him with a gift. Bates, Coffey, Hill and Renko investigate urban cattle rustling. LaRue and Washington interview for jobs at a posh resort in the Bahamas. Chief Daniels drops off movie star who will be filming a movie on the Hill. Furillo and Fay clash over her all-too-frequent visits to the Hill to heap her problems on the beleaguered precinct captain. A roast for Chief Daniels goes from bad to worse when a drunk Lou Hogan crashes the event and alleges indiscretions by officers on the Hill and other precincts. Frank tells Joyce he will follow up on Hogan's accusations, but his plans to talk to Hogan are foiled by the disgraced captain's suicide.
gs: Robert Hogan (Lou Hogan), Andy Romano (Capt. MacPherson), Leo Rossi (John Gennaro), Arnold Johnson (Tubbs), Arthur Taxier (Briles), Vincent Luchessi (Jerry Fuchs), Stephanie Braxton (Fowler), Larry B. Scott (robber), Esther Sutherland (landlady), Jan Stratton (waitress), Robert Moloney (M.C.), Robin Coleman (Coley), Dain C. Turner (kid), Earl Billings (Stephens), Rusdi Lane (Schiffman)
writers: Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: Jeff Bleckner
38. "Heat Rash"
Furillo begins checking out charges made against his men and laments Hogan's death over lunch with Joyce at a hotel. The couple later decides to "murder" a half-hour upstairs.
On Chief Daniel's order, Furillo releases city councilman Detweiler after Hill and Renko arrest him for drunken driving, but not without a verbal chastening. Hunter announces he is to undergo a biopsy on a tumor in his leg. LaRue continues to sulk over not getting the job in the Bahamas and he and Washington spend day serving subpoenas. Gennaro shadows Belker and helps him make an arrest. A movie production manager and the city's film liason meet with gang leaders. Fay gets a job as a crime reporter for an less than reputable publication. Goldblume turns in his badge after Furillo - who was tipped off by Daniels - asks him about his involvement with a 15-year-old prostitute. And Frank and Joyce's attempts to beat the heat have humorous results.
gs: Trinidad Silva (Jesus Martinez), Floyd Levine (Petowski), Leo Rossi (Gennaro), Robert Gray (Mr. Smith), Margot Rose (Katy Bambridge), Michael Fairman (Arnold Detweiler), Armin Shimerman (phone company guy), Mario Gallow (superintendent), Mace (Street Lord), Jesse D. Goins (Cookie Marcel), David Caruso (Shamrock), Guillermo San Juan (Gypsy Boy), Sumant (doctor), Michael Lamont (waiter), Gary Miller (Ballantine), Sam Ingraffia (medic), Robin Coleman (Coley), Phil Peters (Lyle)
writers: Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: David Anspaugh
39. "Rain of Terror"
When it rains it pours. Furillo tracks down the prostitute who Goldblume helped and then trades his silence on Detweiler's arrest/release for his friend's career. In a followup to another of Hogan's charges, LaRue and Washington bust two patrolmen for stealing from burglary victims.
Renko's birthday turns out to be a not so happy occasion. Hunter receives good news after his biopsy and meets a nice nurse. Washington turns down Bahama's job. Fay interviews Gennaro, who later shows up at Belker's drug buy and finds himself in the line of fire. A drenched Joyce lays out plans for a quiet evening which are torpedoed by yet another phone call bearing bad news.
gs: Leo Rossi (Gennaro), Kathleen Lloyd (nurse Linda Wulfawitz), Lori Lethin (Diane Koslow), Francine Lembi (Cheryl Bradford), Michael Fairman (Arnold Detweiler), Phil Peters (Lyle), Robin Coleman (Coley), J.D. Hall (Woodley), David Wiley (store owner), Milt Tarver (Internal Affairs man), Robert Darnell (doctor)
writers: Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: Thomas Carter
40. "Officer of the Year"
Furillo faces a parent's worse fear when a distraught Fay tells him Frank Jr. is missing.
Ever the legal eagle, Davenport crushes a nervous and unprepared Bates on the witness stand. After he and Hill stop an assault, Renko pressures the victim to press charges. Calletano is named Hispanic Officer of the Year, but things get a little sticky after he airs his true feelings at a luncheon in his honor. (Afterwards, he tenders his resignation which Furillo promptly refuses.) Belker works undercover at a massage parlor. LaRue and Washington's response to a liquor store robbery has tragic results. And Frank Jr. finally turns up, much to everyone's relief.
gs: Helen Shaver (Teresa), Jesse John Bochco (Frank Jr.), Charles Weldon (unknown), Royce D. Applegate (unknown), Anna Mathias (Jennie), Malcolm Groome (David Bittan), Tony Perez (Mike Perez), J.W. Smith (citizen), Ralph Mauro (man with crabs), Micole Mercurio (Ernie's wife), Gary Miller (Ballantine), Marty Zagon (Hermie), Bob Tzudiker (Max)
writer: Karen Hall; director: David Anspaugh
41. "Stan the Man"
Joyce is injured when a suspect scuffles with officers in the squad room, prompting Frank to clean her assailant's clock when the man attempts to take her hostage.
While trying to strike a deal with a cocaine peddler, LaRue and Washington encounter special narcotics undercover cop Stan Mizell. Furillo warns Fuchs to pull the reckless Mizell off the streets, but his efforts prove in vain. Hill has the unforunate task of trying to persuade an elderly black woman that she has to move from her condemned building. Meanwhile, Goldblume tries to keep one of her neighbors who's afraid of the change of venue from jumping off the roof of the building. Fay and Furillo clash after she sells her Gennaro story and he hints she repay the loan he made her. Belker foils a heist while applying for a bank loan to help pay for his father's medical care. The fast-moving nurse Wulfawitz and Hunter meet again.
gs: Robert Davi (Stan Mizell), Jeffrey Tambor (Alan Wachtel), Kathleen Lloyd (nurse Linda Wulfawitz), Michael Fairman (Arnold Detweiler), Louis Giambalvo (Rob Nelson), Peter Jurasik (Sid the snitch), Meshach Taylor (officer Sloan), Frances E. Williams (grandmother), Peter Hobbs (unkown), Bernard Behrens (unknown), Peter Brocco (Mr. Seligman), Bob Larkin (Marshall), Vincent Luchessi (Jerry Fuchs), Tony Schultz (Geraci), Henry G. Sanders (Jerome), Marco Rodriguez (Rico/addict), Robert Darnell (doctor), Don Hanmer (store owner), Eve McVeagh (tenant), Eda Reiss Merin (Mrs. Kramer), Judy Baldwin (Arlene), James Edgcomb (IAD man)
writer: David Milch; director: Thomas Carter
42. "Little Boil Blue"
Once again, Furillo finds himself in a political whirlpool when the Mizell homicide probe thrusts him between mayoral candidates Daniels and Detweiler. Furillo warns Fuchs of the power play and urges his friend to play by the numbers. On the bright side, LaRue and Washington bust a suspect in the Mizell slaying.
A still bruised Joyce returns to work. Fay agrees to go out with Wachtel after her Gennaro article is misconstrued by the rag she sold it to. Belker doggedly investigates a clever scam using bums to file injury insurance claims. Coffey tries to help a fellow Vietnam veteran who's suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. After taking a robbery victim and suspect to the hospital, Hill narrowly misses having his boil lanced by a mental patient posing as a doctor, and Renko's hasty words to a young doctor land him in trouble with Furillo.
gs: Michael Fairman (Arnold Detweiler), Larry Riley (Vernon Tucker), Rae Allen (Gloria Curran), John Hancock (Ray Saunders), CCH Pounder (Mrs. Wilma Tucker), Jeffrey Tambor (Alan Wachtel), Vincent Luchessi (Jerry Fuchs), Martin Ferrero (Mr. Sybert), Michael O'Guinne (con man), Cotter Smith (intern), Sumant (Dr. Singh), Gary Miller (Ballantine), Charles Parks (doctor), Joseph Chapman (Freed), D.J. Sydney (nurse), Sandra J. Bertelle (nurse), Bob Maroff (Fenny), Jackie DeRouen (hostage), Tony Perez (Mike Perez), Robert Beecher (wino), Paul Larson (sneezing drunk)
writer: Robert Earll; director: David Anspaugh
43. "Requiem For a Hairbag"
While Mizell is laid to rest, LaRue and Washington inventory the contents of his safety deposit box and find hard proof of his corruption. Chief Daniels pushes Furillo to remain silent about how dirty Mizell was, but later takes the stalwart captain's advice to come clean on the whole affair. Daniels' actions torpedo Detweiler's plans to bring him down and the angry councilman gets drunk and runs over an old lady.
Fay tells Furillo her home was burglarized and that the culprits made off with her belongings, including all their home movies. Bates and Coffey stumble into a sad family situation when they try to help an abused young girl with her baby. Belker wraps up his insurance scam probe with a visit to the doctor - much to Hill's embarrassment - and the arrest of Wachtel. Hunter pops the question to nurse Wulfawitz. Joyce bolsters Frank after he expresses his dislike of Daniels and the political game he was forced to play.
gs: Michael Fairman (Arnold Detweiler), Charles Levin (Eddie Gregg), Kathleen Lloyd (nurse Linda Wulfawitz), Lynne Moody (Marty Nichols), Dominique Dunne (Cindy), Sumant (Dr. Singh), Jeffrey Tambor (Alan Wachtel), Vincent Luchessi (Jerry Fuchs), Sandy martin (Abigail Mizell), Sierra Fecheur (Cindy's mother), John Brandon (Det. Walsh), Sheldon Feldner (Wisniewski), Lee Kessler (Mrs. Morgenstern), David Milton (IAD man), Melissa Bochco (Melissa Mizell), Brandon Goldstein (Brandon Mizell), Pat Benson (woman tenant), David McKnight (sergeant at arms), Jeff Silverman (superintendent), Sandra Bertelle (nurse)
writer: Mark Frost; director: Robert Kelljan
44. "A Hair of the Dog"
While touring the Hill, the governor's dog is stolen and Daniels launches a massive search operation much to Furillo's disdain. After a ransom demand is made, Furillo enlists the gangs in their search for the pooch.
Academy graduates arrive on the Hill. Rookie Robin Tattaglia helps LaRue and Washington arrest a murder suspect - the two detectives then try to chase down an autopsy report. Belker busts the bald-headed pickpocket again and enlists Eddie Gregg as his snitch. Furillo confronts Nydorf over a missing autopsy report. After a quarrel with Renko, Teresa makes a pass at Coffey. Fay is jailed for contempt in traffic court, but her persistence pays off. A rookie officer freezes and his partner is nearly stabbed. Hill launches his relationship with officer Marty Nichols, and dog metaphors are the order of the evening for Frank and Joyce.
gs: Trinidad Silva (Jesus Martinez), Charles Levin (Eddie Gregg), Helen Shaver (Teresa), Donnelly Rhodes (Paul Grogin), Franklyn Seales (Crawford), Pat Corley (Chief Coroner Wally Nydorf), Lynne Moody (Marty Nichols), Nick Savage (pickpocket), David Caruso (Shamrock), Marco Rodriguez (Rico/addict), Troy Curvey (Dudley Hicks), Kenneth Kimmins (unknown), Lisa Sutton (Robin Tattaglia), Fausto Bara (Tom Hernandez), Ken Force (Bubba Edwards), Betty McGuire (Trudy Sandler), Martin Garner (pawn broker), Peter Lownds (Pete Dorsey), Charles Lanyer (man with guitar), Mace (Pagano), Eric Whitman (Doug), Will Gill Jr. (car owner), Pat Benson (woman onlooker), Julius J. Carry III (customer), Barry Cutler (Kosich), Andy Goldberg (Gradsky), Donald Carter (Governor Sandler), Mimi Seton (prisoner)
writers: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich Michael Wagner; director: Gregory Hoblit
45. "Phantom of the Hill"
Furillo and Bernstein try to make a murder case minus the victim's body or an autopsy report. As they depart their room following a lunch-time tryst at the Embassy Hotel, Frank and Joyce have an awkward and somewhat humorous encounter with Fay and Judge Grogin.
Esterhaus' best-laid plans to propose to Grace are temporarily sidetracked when his engagement ring is stolen in a jewelry store robbery - Belker arrests one of the culprits, paving the way for a riotous interrogation. Teresa dumps Renko and then goes out with Coffey. The Phantom makes one last appearance. A fear-stricken Eddie Gregg implicates his lover in the savage murders of a group of Peruvian drug dealers - LaRue, Washington and Belker go after him by way of Sid. Jesus Martinez has the governor's staff jumping through the hoops when he brings in some information about the missing dog.
gs: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Pat Corley (Chief Coroner Wally Nydorf), Helen Shaver (Teresa), Charles Levin (Eddie Gregg), Franklyn Seales (Crawford), Lynne Moody (Marty Nichols), Donnelly Rhodes (Paul Grogin), Kenneth Kimmins (unknown), Peter Jurasik (Sid the snitch), Trinidad Silva (Jesus Martinez), Lisa Sutton (Robin Tattaglia), Peter Lownds (Pete Dorsey), Betty McGuire (Trudy Sandler), John O'Leary (jewelry salesman), Derek Barton (felon), Roy London (coroner's assistant), Andy Goldberg (Gradsky), Charlene Jones (hooker)
story: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich Jeffrey Lewis; teleplay: Michael Wagner David Milch ; director: David Anspaugh
46. "No Body's Perfect"
An overconfident Nydorf refuses to heed Furillo's warning not to testify at a preliminary hearing and, consequently, Joyce skillfully shreds his credibility on the stand.
It's a heat wave - at least in the station house where the furnace, "Big Bertha," won't shut off. After a failed attempt by Calletano and his wife to set up Esterhaus with a lady, Grace pays a visit to the Hill. The governor's dog is returned, but tragicomedy strikes when the pooch is left in Hunter's keeping. A jealous Renko confronts Coffey, then Teresa. Eddie is exposed as a police informant after LaRue, Washington and Belker bust Sid. A rookie officer reconsiders his career as a policeman.
gs: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Pat Corley (Chief Coroner Wally Nydorf), Helen Shaver (Teresa), Charles Levin (Eddie Gregg), Franklyn Seales (Crawford), Lynne Moody (Marty Nichols), Irene DeBari (Rosa Calletano), Peter Jurasik (Sid the snitch), Kenneth Kimmins (unknown), Trinidad Silva (Jesus Martinez), Lisa Sutton (Robin Tattaglia), Peter Lownds (Pete Dorsey), Gary Cervantes (Jose), Roy London (coroner's assistant), Betty McGuire (Trudy Sandler), Ron Pinkard (judge), Bette Raya (Esperanza), Steven Kavner (reporter), Walter Janowitz (old man)
story: Steven Bochco Anthony Yerkovich; teleplay: Michael Wagner David Milch; director: Randa Haines
There's no place like the Hill for the holidays. Yuletide cheer is in short supply as Furillo concentrates on finding four marauding youths who have already claimed several victims.
Washington's guilt over shooting an innocent store owner surfaces. Hill's vagabond father, Reggie, drops by the station house. Hunter clashes with a waitress suffering from the holiday blues. Buck Naked flashes Fay. While undercover as Santa, Belker busts a youngster interfering with his operation. After taking toys to kids in the hospital, Hunter and several other officers - wearing seasonal costumes - chase robbery suspects. Bates is hurt during the pursuit and is forced to spend the holiday in the hospital. Frank, Joyce and Frank Jr. embark on a holiday ski trip.
gs: James McEachin (Reggie Hill), Earl Billings (Harv), Gina Gallego (Carmen), Micole Mercurio (Mrs. Moldonaldo), Royce Wallace (grandmother), Jan Stratton (waitress), Khalif Bobatoon (unknown), Jan Stratton (waitress), Lee Weaver (Buck Naked), Julia Calderon (Mrs. Grady), Nick Savage (bald-headed pickpocket), Perla Walter (victime), Gary Miller (Ballantine), Greg Lewis (cook), Bill Jenkins (Hurley)
writers: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich Jeffrey Lewis; director: Jeff Bleckner
48. "Gung Ho"
An armored car robbery nets a 1960-70s political radical and has far-reaching effects. Joyce lands the political militant as a client. An overconfident FBI agent noses into the investigation, but his information proves to be slightly out of date. Belker's stakeout of an arcade turns deadly when officer Dorsey goes across the street for some coffee and is shot by one of the robbery suspects. And Furillo deals with the captured suspects to get the one who shot his officer.
Bates gets an embarrassing birthday surprise, but later gets even with Coffey. Fay storms the Hill in a fit of jealousy over Frank Jr.'s constant praise of Joyce. Hunter has a toothache. Tattaglia and Belker bond after Dorsey's death. And everyone tries a new takeout Chinese restaurant with unsettling effects.
gs: Peter Donat (Ronald Schuster), Jeanetta Arnette (Jennifer Cross), Elayne Heilveil (Christina Beck), Peter Lownds (Pete Dorsey), Ed Grover (Special Agent Davis), Myrna White (Lynn Croyden), Lisa Sutton (Robin Tattaglia), Ellen Blake (arcade manager), Frank Doubleday (shooter), Dave Turner (proprieter), Yung Sun (delivery man), Gary Miller (Ballantine), Mark Hearn (disco stripper)
writers: David Milch, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; director: David Anspaugh
49. "Moon Over Uranus"
After his daughter is raped, a veteran cop tries to interfere in Furillo's search for the rapist.
A terrified young woman seeks help with her malevolent ex-boyfriend from the newly-promoted Lt. Goldblume. Chief Daniels takes a walking tour of Dekker Avenue and is bitten by a rat, and Hunter mobilizes a search for the wounded rodent. Fay seeks Furillo's help and advice after Frank Jr. came home early and caught her in a compromising situation with Judge Grogin. Bates and Coffey arrest a survivalist and Davenport is assigned as his counsel. The survivalist meets a tragic end when Donleavy mistakes him for the man who raped his daughter. Renko's arrest for indecent exposure at a bachelor party gets him busted down to traffic ticket duty where he tangles with Det. Sal Benedetto. Joyce tells Frank she has a job interview with the Justice Department.
gs: Bruce Kirby (Jack Donleavy), Dennis Franz (Det. Sal Benedetto), Karen Carlson (Nancy McCoy), Alexandra Johnson (Mary Hicks), Sandra J. Bertrelle (Kathleen Donleavy), Jack Starrett (Farley), Patrick Collins (Mr. Patrakis), Bill Forsythe (Richard Brady), Norman Alexander Gibbs (Smitty), Edwin Owens (Toby), Ed Hooks (superintendent), Lisa Sutton (Robin Tattglia), Sandra J. Bertelle (Kathleen Donleavy), Gary Miller (Ballantine)
story: Steven Bochco Joseph Gunn; teleplay: Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner David Milch; director: Christian Nyby II
Joyce leaves for her interview with the Justice Department and Frank wrestles with his fears of losing her while trying to run his precinct.
Hunter launches "Operation: Big Broom," a sweep aimed at cleaning up one block of Dekker Avenue and the courts are flooded as a result. Furillo calls off the operation because he feels citizens' rights are being trampled, leading to a confrontation with Chief Daniels. Renko is restored to motor patrol after he saves several people from a burning building. After Frank Jr. is strong-armed by a schoolmate, Fay and Furillo meet with the principal and the bully's parents. Esterhaus offers to teach Frank Jr. boxing. Goldblume is unsuccessful in his efforts to help a terrified young woman being stalked by her ex-boyfriend. Hill lets his fists do the talking and knocks the brutal Benedetto down a peg or two. After having dinner with parole officer Nancy McCoy, Frank's fears of losing Joyce are compounded when his attempt to call her at her hotel proves unsuccessful.
gs: Dennis Franz (Det. Sal Benedetto), Alexandra Johnson (Mary Hicks), Karen Carlson (Nancy McCoy), David Downing (Chester Davis), Bill Forsythe (Richard Brady), Richard Beauchamps (Rodriguez), Phil Rubinstein (Ben), Marco Rodriguez (Rico/addict), Marlene Warfield (Ada Baxter), Henry G. Sanders (store owner), Ivan Saric (waiter), Erick Ornelas (Miguel), Irene Olga Lopez (mother), Helen Martin (woman onlooker), Charles Lyles (man onlooker), Rebecca Forstadt (girl onlooker), Philip Bruns (unknown), Lisa Sutton (Robin Tattaglia), Tony Perez (Mike Perez)
story: Mark Frost, Steven Bochco Jeffrey Lewis; teleplay: Mark Frost; director: Oz Scott
LaRue gets his hands on a surplus military tank to use in "Operation: Big Broom." The courts later put the brakes on the questionable operation after the ACLU and Public Defenders office seek an injunction.
Calletano tries out a toupee. While in court for another traffic ticket, Fay confronts Judge Grogin about their doomed relationship. Goldblume harasses some gang members who are threatening a young man who killed one of their members in self defense. Belker and Tattaglia express feelings for each other. A jealous and anxious Frank grills Joyce about her job interview and expresses his fears of losing her.
gs: Lincoln Kilpatrick (Mr. Ray Hawkins), Donnelly Rhodes (Judge Paul Grogin), Gregory Sierra (ADA Alvarez), Steven Williams (Sonny Freeman), Richard Beauchamp (Marty Rodriguez), Mykel T. Williamson (Raymond Hawkins Jr.), DeVoreaux White (kid), Lawrence Cook (Det. Dibble), Ernie Sabella (Paulie), John O'Connell (Mancuso), Martin West (attorney), David Wiley (shop teacher), Jim Tartan (forensics), Reginald T. Dorsey (Oofus), Mark Woods (Tweetybird), Byron O'Dell (gang member), Lawrence A. Mandley (gang member), Lisa Sutton (Robin Tattaglia), Gary Miller (Ballantine)
story: Philip Combest Steven Bochco; teleplay: Anthony Yerkovich, Michael Wagner, David Milch Jeffrey Lewis; director: David Anspaugh
52. "The Belles of St. Mary's"
The senior criminology class of St. Mary's visits the Hill.
Furillo confronts Jesus Martinez over using him as a credit reference and an illegal investment of grant money. Belker's dad is sick. Coffey has to deal roughly with a man high on PCP, and when the man later dies in custody, the officer is accused of killing him. Davenport snags a savage kneebuster for a client. Fay tells Furillo she's pregnant with Judge Grogin's child. Belker protectiveness of Tattalia nearly endangers their relationship. Belker busts two old guys for armed robbery. A testy Furillo mediates a clash over seniority and rank between Goldblume and Callentano. LaRue sees dollar signs after Hill and Renko arrest stand-up comic Vic Hitler on a bunch of unpaid traffic tickets. The Justice Department offers Joyce a job, and she and Frank take very different views on what if could mean for them.
gs: Terry Kiser (Vic Hitler), Pat Corley (Chief Coroner Wally Nydorf), Ally Sheedy (Kristen), Harry Caesar (Fred), Whitman Mayo (Barney), Gregory Sierra (ADA Alvarez), Dennis Burkley (Sonny Crockett), John O'Connell (Mancuso), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Willard E. Pugh (Lynn Tatum), Marco Rodriguez (Rico/addict), James Edgcomb (IAD officer), Alan Blumenfeld (maitre'd), Martin Azarow (cigar smoker), Dean Wein (bailiff), Trinidad Silva (Jesus Martinez), Lisa Sutton (Robin Tattaglia), Tony Perez (Mike Perez)
writers: Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner David Milch; director: David Rosenbloom
53. "Life in the Minors"
IAD grills Coffey on the death of Lynn Tatum, and Tatum's mother makes a scene in the squad room. Furillo is convinced of his officer's innocence and goes after the man who was in the cell next to Tatum, a kneebuster named Sonny Crockett. Crockett tells a story which delights the internal affairs investigators.
Belker's dad dies and Furillo breaks the bad news. Calletano still sulks over Furillo's honest evaluation of his captaincy potential. LaRue makes a fool of himself with a schoolgirl and devises a plan to make money off comic Vic Hitler. Fay tries to get Judge Grogin to admit his paternity of her baby. Joyce turns down the Justice Department job, and after a emotional, honest encounter Frank proposes.
gs: Terry Kiser (Vic Hitler), Gregory Sierra (ADA Alvarez), Ketty Lester (Mrs. Tatum), Stack Pierce (Rev. Banks), Ron Silver (Sam Weiser), Robin Gammell (Douglas Comstock), Ally Sheedy (Kristen), Pat Corley (Chief Coroner Wally Nydorf), Peggy Blow (Justine), Arthur Taxier (IAD Shipman), Dennis Burkely (Sonny Crockett), Lionel Smith (Mario Dundee), Lisa Sutton (Robin Tattaglia), Bob DeLegall (IAD Munson), Marco Rodriguez (Rico/addict), Bill Randolph (Dennis Kinney), Pucci Jhones (hooker), Doug Rowe (blind con man)
story: Steven Bochco Anthony Yerkovich; teleplay: Michael Wagner, David Milch Karen Hall; director: Jeff Bleckner
Fallout from Lynn Tatum's death continues to rain on the Hill. Coffey takes a polygraph and Furillo and Goldblume attend a town meeting to soothe the outrage over Tatum's death. Davenport withdraws from Crockett's case when he says he plans to commit perjury.
Bates goes undercover as a bus driver and gets a little backup from Hill and Renko. LaRue preps Vic Hitler for his comic debut, which turns out to be a bust. Tattaglia transfers to another precinct. Fay decides to have her baby. Frank and Joyce get married in a lunchtime ceremony, and Fay freaks out when Furillo breaks the news. After his father's funeral, Belker drives around and helps catch a robber who shot a cop. Newlyweds Frank and Joyce embark on a night of bliss.
gs: Ron Silver (Sam Weiser), Terry Kiser (Vic Hitler), Ally Sheedy (Kristen), Dennis Burkley (Sonny Crockett), Gregory Sierra (ADA Alvarez), Ketty Lester (Mrs. Tatum), Stack Pierce (Rev. Banks), Marco Rodriquez (Rico/addict), Arthur Taxier (IAD Shipman), Ted Markland (Haggerty), George O. Petrie (judge), Madelyn Cates (singer), Paula Victor (old lady), Vahan Moosekian (polygraph tech), Jane Alden (Myrna Schnitz), Reginald T. Dorsey (bus robber #1), Ezekiel Moss (bus robber #2), Joseph Reisman (punk), Peggy Blow (Justine), Lisa Sutton (Robin Tattaglia)
story: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich Jeffrey Lewis; teleplay: Anthony Yerkovich, David Milch Karen Hall; director: David Anspaugh
55. "Spotlight on Rico"
The brutal narcotics Det. Benedetto temporarily transfers to the Hill and partners with Washington to investigate a loan shark. The operation results in the death of kneebuster Sonny Crockett and Benedetto's true colors are revealed.
Leo helps drug addict Rico go cold turkey. While investigating the murder of a man in a homeless shelter, Joyce, Frank and Goldblume question a suspect who appears to have multiple personalities. Fay's upset when Frank Jr. tells her he wants to move in with his new mother. After nurse Wulfawitz dumps Hunter, he meets a nice Vietnamese girl at a massage parlor.
gs: Marco Rodriguez (Rico/addict), Michael Lerner (Rollie Simone), Marion Yue (Colette), Dennis Burkley (Sonny Crockett), Leonard Stone (Mo "Mouse" Feldstein), Kathleen Lloyd (nurse Linda Wulfawitz), George Innes (James Willett Frame), Dennis Franz (Det. Sal Benedetto), Jonathan Banks (Reggie Orson), William Bronder (impound attendant), Mike Finneran (shelter manager), Marion Kodama Yue (Colette), Gary Miller (Ballantine)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis Michael Wagner; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, David Milch Karen Hall; director: Rick Wallace
While undercover on Benedetto's loan-sharking operation, Washington is shot.
Officers have a little fun with the robot TK460. Goldblume tries to catch the man with multiple personalities after he escapes from county psych and sets off a bomb at the station house. A cash-strapped Hill and Renko find a bag full of temptation, but it loses it's appeal when their patrol car is stolen with the unreported cash inside. Leo puts Rico to work on the COP-TIPS hotline. LaRue tries to stack the deck in his favor in the Buddy Genett body parts pool.
gs: Dennis Franz (Det. Sal Benedetto), Marco Rodriguez (Rico/addict), Michael Lerner (Rollie Simone), Marion Yue (Colette), George Innes (James Willett Frame), Zerondick Hubbard (Speedboat), David Fresco (Iggie), Richard Roat (Mr. Farnsworth), John LaMotta (bar patron), William Benedict (old man), Aston S. Young (bar patron), Hal Bokar (bartender), Jonathan Banks (Reggie Orson), Marion Kodama Yue (Colette), John La Motta (bar patron), Gary Miller (Ballantine)
story: Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich Jeffrey Lewis; teleplay: Michael Wagner, David Milch Karen Hall; director: Thomas Carter
57. "A Hill of Beans"
Furillo hauls in loan shark Simone at Daniels insistance. Belker and LaRue go on a rampage to find out what ruined a police drug transaction that almost cost Washington's life. Benedetto feels their investigation closing in on him and tries to make a run for it, but things don't turn out quite like he planned.
Fay learns her baby's a girl and asks Esterhaus to be godfather. Frank and Joyce's lunchtime tryst is derailed by an eldery, out-of-breath hotel attendant. Crockett's death allows Joyce to clear Coffey in the Tatum death. Joyce represents a charming and polite purse snatcher. The cash payroll is hijacked and fingers point to Jesus Martinez after the hijackers are arrested. Rico gets high again.
gs: Trinidad Silva (Jesus Martinez), Dennis Franz (Det. Sal Benedetto), Marco Rodriguez (Rico/addict), Michael Lerner (Rollie Simone), George Innes (James Willett Frame), David Fresco (Iggie), Allan Rich (Judge Maurice Schiller), Stanley Kamel (Agent Ramsey), Thomas Ryan (courier), Arnie Moore (bodyguard), Kale Williamson (Mrs. Dobson), Robert Pastorelli (Jimmy Frumento), Peter Frechette (unknown), Kate Williamson (Mrs. Dobson), Ernie Brown (waiter), Luis Manuel (gang kid), Carlos Lacamara (gang kid), Dan Chambers (window washer), Dean Wein (bailiff)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Anthony Yerkovich, David Milch Karen Hall; director: Rick Wallace
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