The only witness to a massacre at a gay bar is an off-duty cop, Det. Art Bradley, who is reluctant to come forward for fear of losing his job and family. LaRue and Washington antics to catch the killer endanger the case. And Furillo forces Bradley to make a difficult choice.
A major power outage strikes the Hill during hot weather and officers are overburdened with problems resulting from the blackout. Calletano has a kidney stone. The Cisco Kid creates trouble on the Hill and Davenport has the honor of defending him. Goldblume offers to be Fay's natural childbirth coach.
guest stars: Martin Ferrero (Alan "Cisco Kid" Branford), Lawrence Pressman (Art Bradley), Eugene Butler (Vincent Kirby), Tracey Walter (Willie Laporter), George D. Wallace (Judge Milton Cole), Nick Savage (pickpocket), Lee Weaver (William "Buck Naked" Tully), Bill Watson (Comstock), Rudy Ramos (night lieutenant)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Michael Wagner, David Milch, Karen Hall Mark Frost; director: Christian I. Nyby II
59. "Ba-bing, Ba-bing"
The mayoral campaign is in full swing: candidate Chief Daniels is duking it out in the public opinion polls with his opponent, Benjamin Fisk. Fisk moves into a crime-ridden housing project despite Furillo's warnings of a gang power struggle. In efforts to curb the escalating gang violence and keep Fisk safe, the precinct captain lays down "Furillo's Law" with the gang leaders and plays an ace, angering Goldblume and Hector Ruiz in the process.
Belker goes undercover in a fish market that's being harassed to sign a protection contract. Hill's gambling problem surfaces after he wins $100,000 in the lottery. Belker has a run-in with Deputy Chief Mahoney, who's trying to ride herd on Furillo's precinct. Coffey and Bates bust a couple of lady mud wrestlers. Esterhaus fusses over Fay, who's in her final days of pregnancy. Joyce and Frank's evening is interrupted when a 9-year-old kid is killed in a drive-by shooting.
guest stars: Ron Parady (Dennis Mahoney), George Coe (Benjamin Fisk), Kale Browne (Byron Whitcamp), Panchito Gomez (Hector Ruiz), Harrison Page (John Fox), Diane Gallup (Bunny Babing), Denise Gallup (Babette Babing), William Schilling (Andrew Lane), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), John Medici (Feinstein)
writer: Karen Hall; director: David Anspaugh
60. "The Long Law of the Arm"
Furillo is forced to make a difficult decision after Hector Ruiz takes Fisk hostage.
A Midtown vice cop warns Furillo of Hill's gambling problem. LaRue and Washington salvage a man's severed arm. Still on desk duty, Belker makes a food run and ends up capturing a robber. Davenport defends a frantic West Indian cabbie who shot a man he thought was a robber. Hill's gambling habit gets worse and his attitude alienates many of his friends. A joke involving an obscene gesture lands Furillo on Mahoney's list with Belker, Renko, Washington and LaRue. Goldblume and Fay grow closer as her due date nears.
guest stars: George Coe (Benjamin Fisk), Clinton Derricks-Carroll (Kiki Chabundi), Panchito Gomez (Hector Ruiz), William Schilling (Andrew Lane), Harrison Page (John Fox), Kale Browne (Byron Whitcamp), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Ron Parady (Dennis Mahoney), Peter Fox (Jay Eldridge)
writer: Michael Wagner; director: Alexander Savage
61. "Death by Kiki"
Fisk's return to the housing project ends in disaster - much to Daniels morbid delight.
Kiki finds the knife and tries to persuade Eldridge to change his story with tragic results. Put on desk duty, Belker lectures merchants recently victimized by crime and loses his temper when the attendees voice their complaints about the police. Hill's behavior gets worse and Renko tries to stop his partner's downward spiral. Furillo and Goldblume talk things out. Shooter of 9-year-old kid becomes victim of gang violence. Coffey sulks after Bates scores higher on the sergeant's exam. Daniels has Mahoney drop the charges against Furillo and his officers. Fay has her baby.
guest stars: George Coe (Benjamin Fisk), Clinton Derricks-Carroll (Kiki Chabundi), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), William Schilling (Andrew Lane), Ron Parady (Dennis Mahoney), Kale Browne (Byron Whitcamp), Peter Fox (Jay Eldridge)
writers: David Milch Mark Frost; director:Bill Duke
62. "Doris in Wonderland"
The shooting of a little boy by officer Perez becomes political fodder when Mahoney tries to make capital for Chief Daniels out of the tragedy by forcing Furillo to arrest the boy's mother on child-endangerment charges. Frank and Joyce (and Bernstein) seem the only ones aware that two lives are being destroyed for political gain.
Police Cmdr. Ozzie Cleveland enters the mayoral race - much to Daniels displeasure. On Daniels' order, LaRue, Washington, Belker and Hunter launch "Operation Tenderloin" out of Murray's Wonderland, a sexual cafeteria in Cleveland's precinct. Bates scuffles with a junkie and ends up in the hospital where she meets a nice doctor.
guest stars: Alfre Woodard (Doris Robson), Sam Groom (Dr. Stuart), Milton Seltzer (Murray Kaplan), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Ron Parady (Dennis Mahoney), J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Peter Silvaman; director: Arthur Alan Seidelman
63. "Praise Dilaudid"
Hill and Renko nab the "Emily Post bandit" - with the help of his junkie girlfriend - and the dye packs leave Renko a little green. The bandit escapees and takes a hostage and Goldblume must negotiate a peaceful surrender.
Fay's timely arrival at the station house puts the shaft to Chief Daniels in front of press corps. Judge dismisses charges against Mrs. Robson and Davenport advises her to file a civil suit. Ozzie Cleveland filets Daniels on TV over the Robson arrest. Wachtel shows up - in drag - at Murray's Wonderland just before the owner, his client, is killed in a shootout.
guest stars: Michael Horton (Nicky Kasner), Sam Groom (Dr. Stuart), Alfre Woodard (Doris Robson), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), George D. Wallace (Judge Milton Cole), Kale Browne (Byron Whitcamp), Marilyn Jones (Desiree Handel), J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Ron Parady (Dennis Mahoney), Milton Seltzer (Murray Kaplan)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Michael Wagner; director: Gabrielle Beaumont
64. "Goodbye, Mr. Scripps"
Election day proves trying for everyone: Frank and Joyce are among those who attend the Robson boy's funeral; Mahoney turns on Daniels and tries to burn Furillo in the process; Hunter meets a nice lady who steals his wallet; Goldblume tries to keep a last-minute candidate clear of the polling places and later must foil the man's attempt to injure the mayoral-race victor, Ozzie Cleveland.
Funeral plots up for bid arouse morbid thoughts for Coffey, but Bates and Hunter seize the opportunity to invest in their futures, so to speak. Wachtel returns to the Hill - his attire proves a major source of amusement for Frank and Joyce - to report gangsters threatening to torch Murray's Wonderland. Hill and Renko deliver money collected from Hill Street officers to Mrs. Robson. Furillo tries to help Perez' family and Joyce tags along when Frank goes to visit his troubled officer.
guest stars: Kenneth Tigar (Randolph Scripps), Ron Parady (Dennis Mahoney), Alfre Woodard (Doris Robson), J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Stack Pierce (Rev. Banks)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Mark Frost; director: Corey Allen
65. "Midway to What?"
The vice squad ignores Furillo's report on a bookie joint operating out of a candy story and the captain decides to take it down with his men. The busted bookie, Seltzer, turns over several tapes incriminating cops on the take, including a rookie Hunter, and the EATer leader later attempts suicide.
Bates and Coffey clean up "Buck Naked" for a court appearance at the trial of cab company owner and driver - the judge vacates the guilty verdict and Joyce confesses suspicions to Frank. Belker pursues a paraplegic who spray painted his car, which was parked in a handicapped zone. Hill boxes for the precinct against Al Simmons. Fay and Goldblume take their relationship in a more intimate direction.
guest stars: Gary Frank (Gerry Gaffney), Guy Boyd ("Irish" Bobby Shields), Michael Durrell (Irv Luboff), Barney Martin (Ben Seltzer), Al Ruscio (Bernard Heiser), George D. Wallace (Judge Milton Cole), Lee Weaver (William "Buck Naked" Tully), Jack Murdock (Mr. Gilbert), Michael Ironside (Schrader), Debi Richter (Daryl Ann), Jane Alden (Myrna Schnitz), Biff Yeager (referee), Bruno Ragnucci (man), Milt Jamin (jury foreman)
story: Jeffrey Lewis David Milch (based in part on an unpublished story by Darrell Ray and Alan Toy); teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, Karen Hall Mark Frost; director: Thomas Carter
66. "Honk if You're a Goose"
The frightened bookie Ben Seltzer gives up a payoff drop point which nets a corrupt judge. Furillo tells chief of corruption at Midtown vice and ADA Bernstein unites with precinct captain to launch a covert investigation.
Belker gets some unexpected help when he goes undercover in a wheelchair - but tragedy is just around the corner. Fay and Goldblume plan a weekend getaway. Bates and Coffey apprehend Honky the Goose and is literally choked up by his reunion with his owner. Furillo pulls favor from Daniels to spare Hunter, who refuses to admit he attempted suicide or needs any help, an IAD hearing. Hill gets his bell rung in his last fight for the precinct. Frank expresses his fears about the possiblity of corruption in the ranks to Joyce.
guest stars: Gary Frank (Gerry Gaffney), Guy Boyd ("Irish" Bobby Shields), Michael Durrell (Irv Luboff), Barney Martin (Ben Seltzer), George D. Wallace (Judge Milton Cole), Crispin Glover (space cadet), T.J. Castronova (Morrisey), Ralph Drischell (Shorter), Debi Richter (Daryl Ann), Jane Alden (Myrna Schnitz), Alan Blumenfled (driver), Biff Yeager (cop referee), Will Gill Jr. (store owner #1), Dean Wein (bailiff), Rick Goldman (cop), Larry Marko (store owner #2), Richard Warwick (paramedic), Gus Corrado (civilian)
story: Jeffrey Lewis David Milch (based in part on an unpublished story by Darrell Ray and Alan Toy); teleplay: Michael Wagner, David Milch Karen Hall; director: Arthur Alan Seidelman
67. "The Russians are Coming"
Three visiting Russians bring their personal problems to the Hill.
Marty Nichols returns to the Hill. Joyce's mother is coming for a holiday visit, putting the Furillos in a lodging quandary. Belker finds a glut of action while working undercover as an ambulance attendant to stop a recent rash of pharmaceutical robberies. After his brother-in-law is busted for soliciting a police officer, LaRue uses situation to help his transportation woes. Joyce seeks comfort from Frank after her efforts to keep a mentally troubled young man out of jail result in tragedy. Fay and Goldblume worry about how to tell Furillo about their relationship, but the observant police captain figures it out for himself.
guest stars: Bruno Kirby (Louis), Lynne Moody (Marty Nichols), Louis Giambalvo (Rob Nelson), Allan Kolman (Mischa Cherchenko), Natasha Schneider (Ludmilla Moros), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Richard Brooks (Tyrone Crane), Stanley Kamel (Agent Ramsey), Bill Henderson (Maynard), Janet Caroll (Peggy LaRue Nelson), Charles Penland (Curtis), Betty Cole (Mrs. Randolph), Martin West (ADA), Adam Gregor (Konstantin), Dorothy Meyer (cook), Ezekiel Moss (street kid), Ron Recanser (bailiff), Charles Lyles (old man), Tony O'Neil (Bolino), Richard Chaves (doctor)
story: Jeffrey Lewis Dennis Cooper (based in part on an unpublished story by Stanley N. Wellborn); teleplay: Dennis Cooper; director: Randa Haines
68. "Ratman and Bobbin"
The cop killer raises his tally to four by gunning down two officers on patrol.
Daniels tries to short circuit Cleveland's corruption task force by exposing a network within the special vice detail - Furillo and Bernstein's six-week-old investigation leads them to three men. Belker goes undercover as a bag lady to catch a slasher. Bates and Coffey take over a storefront police/ommunity relations project and encounter a double-parking pimp and a volatile domestic situation. Daryl Ann buys the wrong motorcycle for Renko at a police auction. Leo employs an odd exterminator after rats invade the station house. Henry and Fay separately confront Furillo about his behavior toward them. Hunter helps keep suicidal woman from jumping off building with her son. Joyce behaves oddly about buying a house and later reveals the source of her demeanor to Frank - she's unable to have children. While on the way home, Frank encounters an armed robbery and is forced to shoot the perpetrator while Joyce watches from the car.
guest stars: Vincent Baggetta (Dave Marino), Lynne Moody (Marty Nichols), Ron Rifkin (Monty DiMair), Harrison Page (Fox), Dana Gladstone (Goldblum), Fred McCarren (Stuart Casey), Debi Richter (Daryl Ann), Ted Gehring (Eddie Bobbin), Joe Pantoliano (Sonny Orsini), Richard Kuss (Lou), Barbara Alston (Mrs. Rutledge), Don Blakely (Mr. Rutledge), Bumper Robinson (kid), Mike Gomez (pimp), Arthur Taxier (IAD Shipman), Zero Hubbard (Rutledge kid), James Avery (Tolliver), Connie Sawyer (bag lady), Ronald Carter (deaf child), Nick de Mauro (man), Rick Goldman (cop), Paco Vek (man), Judith Weston (waitress), Jeff Silverman (landlord)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, Karen Hall Mark Frost; director: Richard Compton
69. "Nichols From Heaven"
Furillo struggles through what he is believes it the worst 24 hours ever on the Hill: A cop killer roams the precinct; the corruption investigation into the vice squad strikes close to home when officer Marty Nichols is gunned down; and the emotional fallout from the knowledge Joyce can't have children and the fact he killed a man weigh heavily on the precinct captain.
Joyce rebuffs Fay's attempt to reach out to her. The rats return to the station house and the exterminator tries bagpipes this time. Esterhaus is hospitalized for tests. Goldblume and Davenport try to protect a woman and her children from her abusive husband, but tragedy strikes. Double-parking pimp gets just desserts in an encounter with Fay. Joyce and Frank have a heart-to-heart after a trying couple of days.
guest stars: Lynne Moody (Marty Nichols), Vincent Baggetta (Dave Marino), Dana Gladstone (Goldblum), Joe Pantoliano (Sonny Orsini), Fred McCarren (Stuart Casey), Richard Stahl (James Thaddeus), Harrison Page (Fox), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Dennis Cooper; director: Thomas Carter
70. "Fuchs Me? Fuchs You!"
Furillo and Bernstein take down corrupt vice cops and reveals that Marty Nichols was corrupt. And Furillo loses his old friend Jerry Fuchs as the corruption investigation winds down.
A romantic triangle transfers to the Hill and comes to a boil. Belker goes undercover as a rabbi to catch guys robbing synagogue. Coffey meets a nice paralegal and later is shot by the cop killer. Fay and Davenport mend fences. The cop killer turns himself in, but not before he has Hunter in his sights. Still upset over not being able to have children, Davenport refuses to represent Jose the pimp. Frank promises Joyce they won't let the marriage kill their love affair.
guest stars: Linda Hamilton (Sandy Valpariso), Caroline McWilliams (Ann Schwitzer), J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Fred McCarren (Stuart Casey), Dennis Lipscomb (unknown), Barry Tubb (Archie Peyser Jr.)
story: David Milch, Steven Bochco Jeffrey Lewis; teleplay: David Milch, Michael Wagner, Karen Hall Mark Frost; director: Arthur Alan Seidelman
71. "Grace Under Pressure"
With his own emotions barely under wrap, Furillo makes an unusual appearance during roll call to inform his officers of Sgt. Esterhaus' death and cautions the devastated lot "to be careful out there." The officers struggle to do their jobs while dealing with their grief. Furillo learns he is executor of Esterhaus' estate, comforts Grace and asks Bates to take over as roll-call sergeant.
Perez returns to duty. Coffey's girlfriend is raped. Overcrowding at the Michigan Avenue Complex prompts a judge to release a large number of criminals. Bates and Pilsky take part in "Operation: Pussycat" designed to catch early-morning johns. Jesus tries to help police catch guys robbing meat delivery trucks. Leo finds out his wife is having an affair. An unaware rookie officer busts Fay for solicitation - much to her amusement.
guest stars: Linda Hamilton (Sandy Valpariso), Jane Kaczmarek (Off. Clara Pilsky), Barry Tubb (Archie Peyser Jr.), John Hancock (unknown)
story: Jeffrey Lewis, Steven Bochco David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, Karen Hall Mark Frost; director: Rick Wallace
With emotion filling his voice, Furillo reads a letter from Esterhaus at roll call turning out the day shift one last time. Furillo tries to find way around the legal restrictions on scattering Esterhaus' remains on the Hill. Officers still struggle with grief over sergeant's death.
Goldblume is fascinated by a high-end call girl held on murder charges whose elite clientele has newspapers bidding for her story and her fearful clients threatening her life; his fascination puts Fay off and they are robbed as the leave a restaurant. Downtown bean-counter looks for office supply thief on the Hill. Coffey and his girlfriend continue to have problems. Bates impending assignment as roll call sergeant upsets Coffey. Belker has run-in with a religious nut while trying to catch pickpockets. Rodriguez brothers arrested again - this time for murder. Fuchs returns to Hill trying to drum up business for his private security firm.
guest stars: Kay Lenz (Whitney Barnes), Gail Strickland (Kennedy), Jane Kaczmarek (Off. Clara Pilsky), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Barry Tubb (Archie Peyser Jr.)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Michael Wagner, David Milch, Mark Frost Roger Director; director: Alexander Singer
A judge intent on elevating jail conditions threatens to release more of the court's overflow back into the streets, and Furillo and Bernstein team up in an effort to stop him.
Bates gets off to a rough start as roll call sergeant. Renko pulls a hernia when he and Hill help an obese woman stuck in a bathtub. New khaki officer, Natalie DeRoy, arrives on the Hill. LaRue and Washington investigate the death of a street kid. Hill Street officers, Frank and Joyce attend Esterhaus' memorial service. Coffey and Sandy agree to make another go at it. Buck Naked is arrested again. After Whitney Barnes' pimp turns himself, a professional hitman guns him down in the station house. Fay and Goldblume split. Furillo honors Esterhaus' last wishes and scatters his ashes on the Hill, despite the fact it's illegal.
guest stars: Linda Hamilton (Sandy Valpariso), Edward James Olmos (Judge Cruz), Jane Kaczmarek (Off. Clara Pilsky), Clarence Williams III (unknown), Barry Tubb (Archie Peyser Jr.)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, David Milch Mark Frost; director: Gregory Hoblit
74. "The End of Logan's Run"
As "Operation: Stop 'N' Cop" begins, Furillo gets himself into hot water by criticizing the project, which was began at the mayor's urging.
Davenport finds herself looking down a gun barrel when the brother of the man she's defending silences the prosecution witness, and she ultimately is torn between her fears and her duty. Belker has a final run in with his bald-headed pickpocket with many names. Bates' new promotion leaves her feeling a little left out. Fay and Goldblume agree to remain friends.
guest stars: Nick Savage (pickpocket James Logan), Scatman Crothers (Lionel "Train" Talbot), Jane Kaczmarek (Pilsky), Jesse D. Goins (William Mullins), Andy Romano (Dept. Chief Warren Briscoe), Fritz Turner (Timothy Mullins)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Karen Hall Mark Frost; director: Christian I. Nyby II
75. "The Count of Monty Tasco"
As the pressure mounts on her to identify Timothy Mullins as Talbot's shooter, Joyce swallows her fear and comes forward. William Mullins promises Frank that Joyce will die if she testifies and Frank makes Mullins a promise of his own.
While attempting to limit the damage from his criticism of the mayor and "Operation: Stop 'N' Cop," an angry Furillo makes matters worse with the press and Chief Daniels later relieves him of command. Hunter takes Fay to lunch. A census taker disappears while working on the Hill. A pregnant Daryl Ann asks Renko to marry her. LaRue is out sick and Det. Harry Garibaldi joins Washington and Belker on stakeout. Officer Pilsky guns down a suspect while working backup on "Stop 'N' Cop." Joyce blames Frank for not being there to protect her, prompting her to start carrying a gun and he pays a visit to the liquor store.
guest stars: Barry Corbin (Monty Tasco), Jesse D. Goins (William Mullins), Jane Kaczmarek (Pilsky), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Debi Richter (Daryl Ann), Jonelle Allen (Linda Talbot), Alex Hyde-White (Sawyer), Alan North (unknown "Earl in The Long Kiss Goodnight")
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, Mark Frost Roger Director; director: Rick Wallace
76. "Nutcracker Suite"
Division and the mayor's office order all Hill Street cops to back up "Operation: Stop 'n' Cop" with both tragic (Pilsky freezes and is shot and killed) and impressive (a raid nets a heroin factory) results.
Goldblume and Calletano struggle to run the station command. Furillo tries to resist taking a drink and gets moral support from Fay. Davenport represents a man involved in a whirlpool accident/assault. Goldblume has Belker, Washington and a timid Garibaldi dog William Mullins to protect Davenport. Davenport and Fay counsel Jesus Martinez' pregnant girlfriend. Armed with a videotape of the chief with prostitute Whitney Barnes, Calletano goes to bat for Furillo. Renko pops the question to Daryl Ann. And Frank and Joyce make a trade: his bottle of booze for her gun.
guest stars: Jesse D. Goins (William Mullins), Andy Romano (Warren Briscoe), Jane Kaczmarek (Pilsky) J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Debi Richter (Daryl Ann)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Michael Wagner, David Milch, Karen Hall Mark Frost; director: Arthur Alan Seidelman
77. "Hair Apparent"
Expiring treaties result in gang violence on the Hill. The mayor's gang appointee to the Youth Corps Summer Job Program comes, a former Blood, under fire for favoritism and a Diablos member threatens to kill him.
Garibaldi tries to save himself some money by doing some unofficial police work for a guy whose car he rearended. Hunter and Fay battle over city money for his equestrian unit and her unwed mother counseling program. Belker, with Hill and Renko as backup, goes undercover in "Operation: Straight Flush" to nab video poker vendors and is nearly exposed by agents from another agency. Joyce stuns Frank when she disappears for a day and then reluctantly asks for a few weeks to herself to sort out her feelings.
guest stars: J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Randy Brooks (Marcus Peabody), Robert Costanzo (Lester Franco), Joanna Kerns (State Liquor Authority officer), Joe Santos (Jimmy LaStarza), Beau Starr (Joey DeSoto), Harold Sylvester (Officer Rudy Davis), Andy Garcia (Ernesto), Art Evans (Floyd Joyner), Michael Alldredge (unknown)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Mark Frost; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, Karen Hall Roger Director; director: Corey Allen
78. "Lucky Ducks"
Gang violence rips through the Hill and Furillo puts pressure on the Bloods and Diablos for a truce after he learns Jesus Martinez is no longer running Diablos. An angry Peabody rejoins the Bloods and goes to the loan sharks - sharks being the operative word - Belker has infiltrated to trade drugs from money to finance a gang war with the Diablos.
Coffey and Davis arrest a man eating his car. Fay makes a pass at Furillo. Hunter's horse takes ill. Davenport represents a gigolo who wants to rush his case to court to avoid out-of-state warrants. Calletano prepares for a game show appearance on "Lucky Ducks." A brawl erupts as Renko tries to organize his wedding attendants and his rehearsal dinners has a few glitches. Frank and Joyce have dinner and discuss their future.
guest stars: Debi Richter (Daryl Ann), Randy Brooks (Marcus Peabody), Robert Costanzo (Lester Franco), Joe Santos (Jimmy LaStarza), Beau Starr (Joey DeSoto), Harold Sylvester (Officer Rudy Davis), Hunt Block (unknown), John McCook (unknown)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Karen Hall; teleplay: Michael Wagner, David Milch, Karen Hall Mark Frost; director: Rick Wallace
79. "Eva's Brawn"
Furillo taps Jesus Martinez to negotiate a cease fire and treaties between the gangs.
Coffey bets money for Renko's wedding present on a horse that will mean instant cash or crash. Renko and Hill test drive patrol car with new computer and it is stolen. Belker's loan sharks commandeer a prison bus and demand him in exchange for their hostages. Fay apologizes to Furillo for making a pass at him. Garabaldi talks Goldblume into trying an unusual video dating service - he hooks a dominatrix. Hunter's horse takes a turn for the worse. Renko has second thoughts as his wedding approaches. LaRue returns for the nuptials Frank and Joyce spend the night together before she leaves on her Paris vacation.
guest stars: Andy Romano (Warren Briscoe), Debi Richter (Daryl Ann), Susan Kellerman (Eva), Robert Costanzo (Lester Franco), Joe Santos (Jimmy LaStarza), Beau Starr (Joey DeSoto), Harold Sylvester (Officer Rudy Davis), Don Calfa (unknown "Howard Buckley in The Presidio")
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Mark Frost Roger Director; director: Gregory Hoblit
80. "Mayo, Hold the Pickle"
The fifth season gets off to a tense start as the impending execution of Celestine Gray for the rape and murder of a Roman Catholic nun upsets many on the Hill. Goldblume takes some flack for his views on capital punishment. Frank is infuriated by a news article on the execution which infers his separation from Joyce, now in the fourth month, was a result of the case. Davenport works down to the wire for her client. And Jerry Fuchs, now a private investigator, conducts a last-minute investigation in hopes of staying the execution.
The new roll call sergeant, Stanislaus Jablonski, is called out by a woman. Belker, LaRue and Washington launch "Operation: Flea Bag" at a flop house in an attempt to catch junkies, hookers, fences, etc. Sgt. Bates, who returns to patrol, and Coffey catch a man stealing ice from a small store and later chase him down in a stolen ice cream truck with the body of his mother in the back. Mayo and Garibaldi handle a messy robbery/assault case against an elderly couple. While working for the Victims' Aid pilot program, Fay tries to help an out of town couple who've lost everything to thieves. Laura Ann Renko is born. Mayo and Furillo have dinner and he must politely refuse her advances.
guest stars: Tim Thomerson (Nat Rikers), Jill Eikenberry (Sarah Fimpel), Michael Tucker (Gabe Fimpel), Todd Susman (Ice Man), Tony Plana (Roland Maxwell), Sharon Barr (Vera Horvath), Liz Torres (Suprette owner), Juney Smith (Celestine Grey), Hank Rolike (wino), Richard Brestoff (Stu Handley), Gertrude Flynn (Mrs. Parsons), Michael Pniewski (Braden), Cheryl Carter (attorney), Norman Alexander Gibbs (transvestite), Nick Eldridge (SID)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis Mark Frost; director: Rick Wallace
81. "Watt a Way to Go"
Goldblume takes the law into his own hands when his ex-wife Rachel is raped and she refuses to press charges.
Renko's new role as a father has him considering a career change. Goldblume's position on capital punishment continues to cause friction. The Fimples are robbed again, this time at the telegraph office. Belker's undercover at the Stratford Hotel ends with Calletano and the Fimples taken hostage. A domestic situation turns into a hostage crisis and Hunter tries to defend an EATer's callous remarks after the gunman is killed. Davenport tries in vain to get the man who fingered Celestine in nun's slaying, Gerald Champan, to change his dubious story. Joyce and Frank attend the execution. LaRue picks up woman in bar after telling her he's Goldblume and against capital punishment.
guest stars: Tim Thomerson (Nat Rikers), Jill Eikenberry (Sarah Fimpel), Michael Tucker (Gabe Fimpel), Jere Burns (James Fitzsimmons/rapist), Ralph Seymour (Ed Foster), Rosanna Huffman (Rachel Goldblume), Juney Smith (Celestine Grey), Richard Bestoff (Stu Handley), Martha Ferris (Cathleen McConnell), Al White (Turner), Hank Rolike (wino), Arthur Taxier (IAD Shipman), Lionel Decker (hotel director), Ritch Brinkley (prison doctor), Christopher Templeton (newscaster), Norman Alexander Gibbs (transvestite), Ted Noose (warden), Logan Clarke (Teddy), Jim Staskel (Archie), Charles Stavola (Sig), Shashawnee Hall (pounding guy), Jennifer Ursitti (Annie Goldblume), Robert Prescott (unknown)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: David Milch Roger Director; director: Rick Wallace
82. "Rookie Nookie"
Furillo reprimands Goldblume for brutalizing Rachel's rapist and later takes the him off a murder case when the victim turns out to be the rapist's common-law wife.
Two new rookies arrive on the Hill - Lawrence Swann, a nervous kid with a stammer, and the obnoxious Randall Buttman. A prostitute killer continues to terrorize the city. LaRue gets a slap in the face when his conquest visits the station to return his wallet. Belker is plagued by a mime when he dons a chicken suit to catch robbers hitting fast food places. LaRue puts moves on woman who's car radio was stolen, but she's moves faster than he does. Hunter insults a female khaki officer, who barricades herself in the men's room. Buttman earns a lecture from Furillo after he ruffles feathers of veteran officers. In "Operation: Airwave," Mayo and Garibaldi bust a bogus cable TV installer whose client list contains some interesting names, including Davenport. Frank utilizes Joyce's predicament to negotiate his return home. At a party for rookies, Buttman turns loose a hooker on the timid Swann while the others watch.
guest stars: Michael Biehn (Off. Randall Buttman), Kristen Meadows (Caroline Reynolds), Tim Robbins (Off. Lawrence Swann), Jere Burns (James Fitzsimmons/rapist), Mykel T. Williamson (Off. Ron Garfield)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Mark Frost; teleplay: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Roger Director; director: Gregory Hoblit
83. "Fowl Play"
Patrolman Swann kills himself after an initiation party at the Kubiak Lodge and leaves behind two letters. The hooker from the rookie party turns up dead and the investigators are unsure who killed her - Buttman in a copycat murder or the prostitute killer who's still on the loose. Washington pressures Garfield to tell the truth about party.
Lts. Calletano, Goldblume and Hunter quarrel over a government study grant. LaRue tells Furillo about his night with a murder victim's wife, but Mayo is suspicious of woman. Renko eats his way across the precinct unaware he's being followed by an investigative TV reporter. Hill tries to stop the embarrassing footage from airing with a plea to the reporter, Lynn Williams. "Operation: Drumstick" goes into second day: Belker stumbles into a heroin-dealing operation and nabs a junkie with box of drugs. Thinking about a down payment on a house, Joyce talks Frank into taking the study grant. Against his captain's counsel, LaRue returns to Caroline Reynold's house and kills a "robber."
guest stars: Michael Biehn (Off. Randall Buttman), Mykel T. Williamson (Off. Ron Garfield), Kristen Meadows (Caroline Reynolds), Anne-Marie Johnson (Lynn Williams), John Di Santi (unknown)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Mark Frost; director: Gregory Hoblit
84. "Bangladesh Slowly"
LaRue looks very bad to IAD after shooting Caroline Reynold's former lover. He suspects she set him up and sets out to prove it.
In the wake of Buttman's arrest, all the rookies who attended the Kubiak party are canned - including Garfield. Washington fumes and Furillo talks to Chief Daniels in an effort to keep his detective from quitting. Goldblume pushes to tie Buttman to the hooker killing. Jablonski deals with a woman who reports her cat stolen. Everyone tries a new Bengali restaurant, whose cuisine is of questionable origin. Renko loses his apetite after a TV newswoman exposes his fondness for doughnuts and when he later witnesses an obese man taking the "all you can eat" salad bar to the extreme. The prostitute killer strikes again and takes shots at Hill and Renko. DeRoy asks Schnitz over for a home-cooked meal. LaRue licks his wounds with Washington. Joyce and Frank agree not to bring their work home.
guest stars: Michael Biehn (Off. Randall Buttman), Kristen Meadows (Caroline Reynolds), Mykel T. Williamson (Off. Ron Garfield), Andy Romano (Warren Briscoe), Anne-Marie Johnson (Lynn Williams), Maxine Stuart (unknown), Phil Rubinstein (unknown)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: unknown; director: Rick Wallace
85. "Ewe and Me, Babe"
Furillo and his officers are under pressure to catch the killer of the Rev. Booker Simons, who was shot while trying to dissuade a thief from stealing his car. The investigation endangers Belker, who's undercover in a chop shop. And Fay damages their investigation by revealing information to Booker's wife within earshot of Davenport. Narcotics Inspector Joe Keenan ruffles feathers on the Hill as he investigates 18 heroin-overdose deaths brought on by the Columbian wars. The pressure mounts on Furillo when an impound lot officer is shot, linking the Simons killing to the heroin epidemic.
Hill and Renko find a dead animal lover in his bed and a sheep in the bathroom. A hooker busted in a sweep shows Hunter her assets. Jesus rises again - this time he's a law student with questionable academic credentials. Davenport tries to help a very young hooker straighten out and receives a brief scare when she's urgently summoned to the station house. Joyce reminds Frank that she doesn't like her clients to be questioned without counsel present.
guest stars: Hector Elizondo (Inspector Joe Keenan), Lois De Banzie (Mrs. Crandall), Janet MacLachlan (Mrs. Simons), David Spielberg (Judge Lucas Fitzroy), Louis Giambalvo (Rob Nelson), Fred Coffin (Tony Yankovich), Roxanne Roll (Lotta Gue), Holly Lauren (Carla Walicki), James Arone (Louis Cray), Miguel Ferrer (Carlos), Renny Roker (attorney Byron Brown), Ken Lerner (Robert Silver)
story: Floyd Byars; teleplay: David Stenn; director: Jeff Bleckner
86. "Blues for Mr. Green"
The imminent release of an 18-year-old convicted murderer, Floyd Green, who's made threats against witnesses, creates tension and counter-threats from some angry citizens. After he is busted for possession, Judge Wachtel orders the cops to stay 100 yards away from the young killer - a decision he later regrets. Green kills a bus driver, shoots it out with an angry citizen and later threatens Davenport when her legal counsel is not to his liking, but justice is ultimately served.
Khaki officer DeRoy's assets are revealed when her shirt is ripped in a squad room brawl. A court-appointed attorney brings his cynical attitude to the Hill. LaRue and Washington launch "Operation: Bummer" to catch robbers preying on bums and stumble across some stolen airline tickets. Belker is assigned to escort a prisoner from Las Vegas back to the Hill - he gets a little company when several officers catch the "blue flu" after acquiring some discount airline tickets. Hill faces an IRS audit. Bates and Coffey bust a young black boy for shoplifting. Moved by the youngster's family situation, Bates later offers to take him in.
guest stars: Reni Santoni (John Pescator), Forest Whitaker (Floyd Green), Zitto Kazan (Escobedo), Zero Hubbard (Fabian DeWitt), Penny Johnson (Jackie DeWitt), Anne-Marie Johnson (Lynn Williams), Liz Torres (Suprette owner), Lee Kessler (Mrs. Morgenstern)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Elia Katz; director: Bill Duke
87. "Fuched Again"
An assassination attempt is made on Mayor Cleveland following a ceremony rededicating the restored Monarch Theater. The Hill's finest nab the gunman who fears for his life and tells Davenport about a conspiracy involving a high-ranking police official (Joe Keenan), an ex-cop (Jerry Fuchs) and two construction magnates (Barletta brothers). When the would-be assassin is killed, Joyce reveals the details to Frank and Goldblume.
Jablonski gets some revealing mail from his old nemesis, Vera Horvath, who's on psychiatric leave. Fabian ditches classes after Bates enrolls him in school. Lady luck smiles on Belker but not on the "blue flue" sufferers who run into Myrna Schnitz. Coffey's gambling problem surfaces at a Vegas craps table. Hill and Renko's attempts to settle a dispute involving a stolen lottery ticket end tragically, and they get a scolding from Jablonski.
guest stars: Saul Rubinek (Armand Bittar), J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Alberta Watson (prostitute), Jack Kruschen (Isadore Fagenbaum), Paul Gleason (Thomas "Biff" Lowe), Ron Karabatsos (Hector Lupa), Christopher Mahar (Kasim), Zero Hubbard (Fabian DeWitt), Dick Bakalyan (Joe Flaherty), Jane Alden (Myrna Schnitz), Jeffrey Alan Chandler (Terry Springer), Carl Strano (Phillip Barletta), Felice Orlandi (Tony Barletta)
story: Jeffrey Lewis, Jacob Epstein David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Steven Bochco Mark Frost; director: Scott Brazil
88. "Low Blow"
Thanksgiving cheer is in short supply on the Hill. Fuchs dies and Furillo uses Biff Lowe to bag the Barlettas in the assassination attempt on Mayor Cleveland. After helping the police, Lowe tries to kill himself by eating his shirt. Joyce and Frank breathe a sigh of relief as the Barlettas are put away and her informant status remains a secret.
LaRue's bounced check briefly leaves the "blue flu" sufferers stranded in Vegas until Coffey's luck turns. A seething Furillo rebukes the bunch upon their return. Schnitz welcomes home his wife, Myrna, even though she's pregnant with another man's child. Jablonski's female nemesis comes to the station for a final bloody showdown. Out on a day pass, the Cisco Kid again terrorizes the Hill, this time as an Indian. He is arrested for shooting arrows at a school bus and, after he is released, takes Fay hostage - she promptly belts him. Fabian's addict mother, Vivian DeWitt, is arrested and requests a detox program. Tattaglia and Belker split up.
guest stars: Martin Ferrero (Alan "Cisco Kid" Branford), J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Paul Gleason (Thomas "Biff" Lowe), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Zero Hubbard (Fabian DeWitt), Beverly Hope Atkinson (Vivian DeWitt), Sharon Barr (Vera Horvath), Jane Alden (Myrna Schnitz)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Mark Frost Jacob Epstein; director: Rick Wallace
Mayo and Garibaldi investigate when Councilman Detweiler's mother shoots a young man. Furillo must deal with the boy's grieving father as Daniels and others pressure him not to pursue charges. The captain is further outraged when it appears she'll only get a slap on the wrist despite evidence pointing to premeditation on her part.
Hill and Renko catch the notorious, obese loan shark Paul "The Wall" Srignoli with over $300 in outstanding parking fines. He has a heart attack in a garden-level holding cell and the various attempts to maneuver the large man upstairs ends in defeat with breaking gurneys, Renko's hernia and a final, ghoulish rise of "The Wall." Garibaldi and LaRue drool over Srignoli's young, beautiful wife. Davenport tries in vain to get a mental evaluation for a distraught man who threatened to set his wife and child on fire. An angry, hurt child gives Fay a shiner. While undercover, Belker is kidnapped and abused by a group of bums.
guest stars: Dan Hedaya (bum), Fran Ryan (Mary Minot), Jennifer Tilly (Gina Srignoli), Michael Fairman (Arnold Detweiler), Paul Lieber (Mr. Flowers), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Pepe Serna (Raymond Cassiano), Basil Hoffman (Mr. Greenglass), George Memmoli (Paul "The Wall" Srignoli), Leaf Phoenix (Daniel), Jack Murdoch (unknown), Jed Mills (unknown)
story: Michael Wagner; teleplay: Jacob Epstein; director: Thomas Carter
90. "Last Chance Salon"
Furillo finds himself dealing with renewed conflict between the Bloods and Shamrocks. Davenport is harassed by her clients, three Bloods who are arrested after a grocery store owner is beaten and a Shamrock killed. After Chief Daniels refuses to authorize overtime to thwart an impending strike on the Shamrocks' headquarters, Furillo appeals to his officers' sense of duty to stop the attack.
Hunters bad luck with equipment arises when new handdryers are installed in the men's room. While undercover at a beauty parlor, Belker takes out his anger about Tattaglia's decision to stop seeing him on his frightened informant. Garibaldi busts the young hooker Carla Walicki again and tries to help her get off drugs. Furillo and Fay clash at lunch over dental expenditures for Frank Jr. - a dentist at a nearby table overhears their argument and later asks Fay out. Furillo and Judge Oberman admonish Belker over a weak bust. Garibaldi considers cutting corners in his night law school class.
guest stars: Mark Keyloun (Terry Shaughnessy), Sandy McPeak (Dr. Ted Rose), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Carmen Argenziano (Leon DeGualle), Sam Anderson (Kenny Sterling), Robert Viharo (Oswald Rincon), David Harris (Bumphus), Anne Haney (Dorie Fitzgerald), Holly Lauren (Carla Walicki), Macon McCalman (unknown)
writer: Roger Director; director: Christian I. Nyby II
91. "Intestinal Fortitude"
The investigation into the rape of an elderly woman takes on a linguistic note: The police arrest a suspect who claims he can't speak English and didn't understand his Miranda rights - but not before he names his partner in the crime. Fay desperately tries to help the victim identify her assailants. The language issue allows the duo to be released on bail, but Mayo gets proof the man can speak English and effects a little poetic justice in the process.
A born-again grand jury witness preaches to the Blues while he is stashed in a garden-level holding cell. He is kidnapped later after being moved to another location. Hill stumbles into a bust when his financial counselor makes him an interesting proposition. Humor and tragedy abound when Belker, LaRue and Washington pose as garbagemen in "Operation: Wretched Refuse" to investigate a trash kingpin for extortion. Fay tells Furillo she's getting braces, too. Renko, Goldblume and Hunter run for PBA representative. Frank and Joyce discuss her new career opportunity after ADA Bernstein courts her to join the District Attorney's office.
guest stars: John Quade (Sal Intestinali), Anne Pitoniak (Mrs. Louise Tripp), Vic Polizos (Jimmy Fisher), Dann Florek (Bowers), Domingo Ambriz (Santiago), Sal Lopez (Cordera)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Elias Katz David Stenn; director: Scott Brazil
92. "Of Human Garbage"
Officer Perez rescues a family from a burning building and Chief Daniels quickly announces that the officer will receive the department's highest honor. Perez' moment in the sun is cut short after an investigation into the fire reveals a disheartening truth.
A frantic Fay brings into question the chairside technique of her dentist, Dr. Ted Rose, prompting Furillo to launch an investigation after she shows him the evidence. Davenport agrees to join the District Attorney's office. Hunter leads a junkie sweep on Jefferson and Dekker avenues. The kidnapped grand jury witness turns up dead and Belker, LaRue and Washington tie his untimely demise to the Intestinali brothers. Mayo takes some ribbing over her marksmanship. Renko wins the PBA representative runoff with Hunter. Furillo later laments not seeing Perez' problem sooner.
guest stars: Larry Hankin (Earl Schuester), John Quade (Sal Intestinali), Sandy McPeak (Dr. Ted Rose), Carmine Caridi (Joey Intestinali)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Mark Frost Jacob Epstein; director: Christian I. Nyby II
93. "Dr. Hoof and Mouth"
Mayo's trip to the dentist's office uncovers Dr. Rose's chairside techniques - he gives his gassed victims breast examinations and has a bizzare shoe-biting fetish. LaRue gloats over the revealing evidence, causing friction with Mayo and Garibaldi. Chief Daniels views the evidence then asks Mayo out on a date.
A man loses his entire family in a hit-and-run accident and the blues must arrest him on outstanding warrants. The survivor ID's the owner of the "stolen" vehicle but later reneges, infuriating Hill. Furillo wants to prosecute the owner, who has a history of drunk driving, but finds his hands tied without the survivor's testimony. Belker works undercover on a string of arson fires. Hunter buys an RV. Davenport introduces a new public defender to the Hill before leaving for the District Attorney's office. The Hill Street officers surprise Davenport with a cake on her last day as a PD. A heartbroken Bates must cope with the fact Fabian's mother wants him back.
guest stars: Sandy McPeak (Dr. Ted Rose), Frank McRae (Jerome Simmons), Garrett Morris (derelict/street guy), Frances McDormand (PD Connie Chapman), Beverly Hope Atkinson (Vivian DeWitt), Zero Hubbard (Fabian DeWitt), Richard Venture (Carl Barnett), Richard Roat (unknown), Patricia Elliot (unknown)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: David Stenn Elia Katz; director: John Patterson
94. "Davenport in a Storm"
Davenport's first day as an ADA takes its toll. She faces some resistance when she decides to prosecute three white teens for the brutal assault of a young black athlete despite a weak case.
Furillo accidentally rear-ends a gun smuggler and arrests him, prompting an investigation into illegal gun sales by Al DiPiano. Garibaldi recruits Gina Srignoli as an informant against DiPiano after she blows his cover. Mayo has a date with Chief Daniels. The melon felon - a perpetrator cutting off the heads of prostitutes - roams the city. Belker looks for a place to live and Hunter offers him lodging in his new RV. Haunted by the image of the victim being in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, Joyce seeks comfort from Frank.
guest stars: Paula Kelly (Mrs. Eagleton), Jennifer Tilly (Gina Srignoli)Garrett Morris (derelict/street guy), Charles Tyner (Al DiPiano), Jesse John Bochco (Frank Jr.), Gerry Gibson (unknown), Richard Roat (unknown),
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Mark Frost Roger Director; director: Gabrielle Beaumont
95. "Washington Deceased"
LaRue, Washington and Belker team up with an obnoxious detective, Lt. Mel Tabor, to catch corrupt city inspectors. Tabor's mouth gets him into hot water with Furillo. LaRue, who's been moonlighting on a low-budget horror flick, decides to get even and "borrows" a prop to play a joke on Tabor - with hilarious and near tragic results. LaRue later targets Coffey but finds the tables turned, courtesy of his partner.
Another head is found, courtesy of the melon felon, and the blues launch "Operation: Decap." Furillo locks horns with a division accountant over new rules. Hill and Renko's bad luck with patrol cars returns. Chief Daniels uses his position to punish Mayo for refusing his advances the night before. Furillo scrambles to keep her on the force and is caught off guard when Daniels makes a tearful confession about his behavior. Tattaglia helps Belker celebrate his birthday.
guest stars: Dana Elcar (Lt. Mel Taber), Frances McDormand (PD Connie Chapman), Taylor Negron (Tommy Rodriguez), Patrick Cronin (unknown)
writer: Frank South; director: Mark Frost
96. "Passage to Libya"
Goldblume and Coffey go undercover as waiters at Al DiPiano's lounge in "Operation: Dirty Disco." DiPiano shoots and kills his disgruntled nephew, adding a murder charge in the blues quest to nab him on illegal weapons sales. Furillo pressures the IRS to release $10,000 to Gina Srignoli in return for her help in the investigation. When the bust goes down, Goldblume saves Gina's life and she later expresses her gratitude by taking him to dinner, then bed.
Belker keeps crossing paths with a bitter one-man band. Hunter tries to sell his RV only to have it stolen by the first interested party. Fay is devasted after her attempts to help a welfare mother, who was assaulted and robbed by her abusive boyfriend, result in tragedy.
guest stars: Hamilton Camp (one man band Muzel), Jennifer Tilly (Gina Srignoli), Charles Tyner (Al DiPiano), Stanley Kamel (Agent Ramsey), Garrett Morris (derelict/street guy), Michael MacRae (Lawrence McKeever), Frances McDormand (PD Connie Chapman), Vernee Watson-Johnson (Ruby Brown), Otis Young (Louis Jessup), Basil Hoffman (Greenglass); Cecile Callan (Jane Buzhardt)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Michael Wagner; teleplay: David Milch, Jacob Epstein Elia Katz; director: Christian I. Nyby II
97. "El Capitan"
Calletano takes over station command while Furillo attends an retreat for precinct captains and their superiors. Frank maintains control in the face of taunting from his fellow captains (St. Francis Furillo and his alter boy manners; Mr Perfect, etc.), but comes close to pummelling Deputy Chief Briscoe over a comment about Joyce.
Goldblume is bemused by his new relationship with Gina Srignoli. Bates and Buzhardt find Hunter's stolen RV and a hostage situation develops. Hill, Renko, Fay and other consume some suspicious tea brought to work by Calletano. Jablonski still giving Belker and Tattaglia the cold shoulder and Belker confronts him. Coffey learns to handle dogs in a lesson with the K-9 corps.
Calletano receives compliments from Furillo on his handling of the day's events. Frank later discusses his experience at the encounter session with Joyce, who also was a victim of Calletano's marijuana-laced tea.
guest stars: Lane Smith (Mike), Jennifer Tilly (Gina Srignoli), Ron O'Neal (Pete), Andy Romano (Warren Briscoe), Marc Alaimo (Gene Scapizi), Stephen Kahan (Joe Daley), Cecile Callan (Jane Buzhardt), Michael MacRae (Lonny Stone/Lawrence McKeever), Charles Cyphers (Capt. Leder)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Robert Director Elia Katz; director: Georg Stanford Brown
On the anniversary of legalized abortion, an pro-life activist accidentally sends a 5-month pregnant woman into premature labor. The incident strikes a raw nerve with Joyce and Frank, who disagree with Bernstein on how to charge the man. The man is represented by PD Chapmond, who informs Davenport of her intentions to use a defense which doesn't conform with the protester's beliefs. After the baby dies, the protester tells Davenport he'll plead guilty to keep his ideals intact. Joyce lectures the flippant Chapmond about her ethics and seeks Frank's advice.
Tensions are high at the O'Neill housing project, as the first of four black families move in. Furillo puts out word that the projects are DMZ after skirmish among gang members. Fay and Garibaldi resent Goldblume's relationship with Gina. Jablonski is upset when he can't get his 300 game sanctioned by the Bowling Federation, which claims there was too much oil on the lane. LaRue and Washington tape a home security video and the director wants to spice things up after a bad first cut.
guest stars: Nicholas Pryor (Mr. Ardrey), Patricia Wettig (Annie Florio), Jennifer Tilly (Gina Srignoli), Frances McDormand (PD Connie Chapman), Brent Spiner (Larry Stein), Robert Miranda (Dominic Florio Sr.), John Finnegan (Tommy Leland), Tate Donovan (Shamrock-Dean Johnson), Robert Thaler (unknown)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Mark Frost Jacob Epstein; director: John Patterson
Davenport risks all when she refuses to accept the housing cops' version of an alleged window-smashing incident at the O'Neill projects. While she's in court on another case, the DA cuts a deal with PD Champond, who represents the young man accused in the incident. Davenport then launches her own investigation and locates and locates a witness who clears the young man. Bernstein chastises her for opening the city up to a civil suit and embarrasing him and she promptly resigns. Davenport clashes with Chapmond in the squad room. Frank later offers support to Joyce for dogged pursuit of the truth and tells her he suspects Chapmond is using drugs.
Jablonski is questioned by the arson squad after BowlMor Lanes burns to the ground and Belker investigates. Coffey and Bates clean up a bum to testify, who turns out to be a dream witness. Hill still stews over Renko's hesitation under pressure and Furillo separates the pair. Jablonski offers to ride with Renko after no one else will. LaRue has some explaining to do after Furillo gets a copy of his slightly altered home security video. Fay and Garibaldi have dinner.
guest stars: Jeffrey DeMunn (Jeffrey Goff), Peggy Pope (Mrs. McCray), Frances McDormand (PD Connie Chapman), Richard Cummings Jr. (Timothy Weres), Bernie White (Gomez), Will Nye (Schnell), Don Dolan (Bob Moss), Jimmie Skaggs (Patterson), Joe Restivo (Reiser)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Michael Wagner; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, Roger Director, Jacob Epstein Elia Katz; director: Gabrielle Beaumont
100. "Queen for a Day"
Davenport faces another career choice when the Public Defender's office courts her to rejoin and Bernstein tries to persuade her to stay with the District Attorney's office. Joyce learns that Frank's suspicions about PD Chapmond's substance abuse problem are correct and that the troubled lawyer is going to be fired. Davenport's decision to rejoin the PD's office doesn't sit well with the newly-fired Chapmond. Furillo confronts Chapmond about her drug habit and urges her to get help.
Frank rushes to plan a romantic evening (including flowers, a night away from home and diamond earrings) after Joyce remembers their anniversary and he doesn't. Coffey faces a tough decision when a hooker sweep for gays and straights attracts his former high school football coach. Hunter does an end-run on Furillo to acquire an assault tank - Furillo seethes when the tank's maiden run interrupts Renko and Belker's undercover. Hill finds himself identifying with Renko and mends fences with his partner. Goldblume's happiness with Gina Srignoli comes to an abrupt end.
guest stars: James Tolkan (Coach Beasley), Jennifer Tilly (Gina Srignoli), Frances McDormand (PD Connie Chapman), Felton Perry (Alonzo), Richard Yniguez (Off. Rivera), Ernie Sabella (Pauli), Steve Franken (Arnold Solomon), J.E. Freeman (Teddy), Brent Jennings (unknown)
story: Steven Bochco, David Milch Jeffrey Lewis; teleplay: David Milch, Mark Frost, Jacob Epstein Elia Katz; director: Gregory Hoblit
101. "You're in Alice's"
Unhappy with the progress of the investigation into Gina's death, Goldblume lashes out at everyone and conducts his own probe. He is furious when he learns the department has made a deal with the shooter to catch bigger fish and that Furillo kept it from him. Goldblume gets a lecture from Bates about his attitude.
The Hill day shift is selected for random drug screeninguest stars: Coffey has trouble filling his cup, and three of the blues - Garibaldi (marijuana), Washington (codeine) and Furillo (alcohol) - sweat the results. Belker goes undercover at a drycleaners to investigate the stolen garments market, but the operation evolves after corrupt Midtown cops stop by for a pin-striped flannel payoff. Furillo warily eyes newly transferred Det. Phil Dugan after Bernstein tells him the officer's name came up during the Joe Keenan investigation. The innovative Dugan helps LaRue and Washington nab an elusive shylock, then later quizzes Mayo about Belker's operation. The insecure Calletano places fourth in the captaincy test/interview results while the overconfident Hunter brings up the rear. An exciting day on patrol with Coffey that included a foot pursuit and high-speed car chase lands Jablonski in the hospital. Hill, Renko and Davenport try to help a down-on-his-luck man and his recently evicted family after he is arrested for stealing $3 worth of newspapers.
guest stars: Stephen Macht (Det. Phil Dugan), Andy Romano (Warren Briscoe), Leonard Stone (Hal Berman), Kene Holliday (Pablo Jackson), Juanita Mahoney (Mrs. Jackson), Anne-Marie Johnson (Lynn Williams), Pierrino Mascarion (Al Biomonte), Joseph Ruskin (Toriello), Charles Cyphers (Capt. Leder)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Roger Director Jacob Epstein; director: Scott Brazil
102. "Grin and Bear It"
The fifth season wraps up with a bang and preview of things to come. Washington is wounded during a bust at Belker's drycleaners undercover. The arrest of two cops on the take leads them to Dugan, who offers them Joe Keenan and a major ring of police corruption.
Garibaldi's legal actions stop the department from using the drug screen results to dismiss officers in violation, but they decide to notify their commanding officers: Garibaldi threatens a suit after he gets an informal reprimand, while Washington takes the matter in stride; and Briscoe tries to use Furillo's test results, which were trace positive for alcohol, as leverage for a deal with Dugan. Calletano inches his way up the captaincy list as others die or retire. Goldblume wrestles with Gina's estate, mends fences with Furillo and gets a some moral support from Fay. What starts out as a tour of area schools turns into a media circus when Hill and Renko spend the day escorting Officer McBear. Jablonski leaves the hospital against his doctor's advice and Furillo urges him to take it easy. Frank tells Joyce that he's fallen off the wagon and she encourages him to return to AA.
guest stars: Stephen Macht (Det. Phil Dugan), James Cromwell (Lowen/bear handler), Andy Romano (Warren Briscoe), Basil Hoffman (Greenglass), Arthur Taxier (IAD Shipman), Wortham Krimmer (Dr. Heath)
story: Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Mark Frost Elia Katz; director: Gregory Hoblit
103. "Blues in the Night"
The sixth season gets under way with a look at the night life of the Hill Street day shift. Goldblume goes to check out a noise disturbance at S.O.I.L. House and gets taken hostage by a militant leader on the edge of sanity. Furillo is called in to negotiate - fortunately for he, Joyce and Bernstein who were dinning with a one of Joyce's fellow PDs whose wife began airing the kinky details of his liasons with a prostitute. As the hostage situation deteriorates, Furillo is forced to give in to Chief Daniels and Hunter's pressures to take the delusional leader out.
The other blues must handle a dispute between two men which escalates into a stabbing, and also watch the hostage situation unfold from their local hangout. Renko schemes to see his favorite singer but is heartbroken when he has to bust his hero for drug possession. Jablonski spends an evening at home with his three-legged dog, Blackie. Bates meets a nice pottery instructor. Belker hangs out in a dumpster to catch a burglar, and later is informed of his mother's death. After the hostage situation is resolved, Furillo offers condolences to Belker then goes home where Joyce lightens his mood with news of a dinner invitation. After making a bet, LaRue and Renko take pains to prove who has the fastest route to work.
guest stars: Yaphet Kotto (Calvin Matthias), Eric Pierpoint (Tom Hopper), Billy Green Bush (Bobby Angel), Debi Richter (Daryl Ann), Dan Lauria (Jim), Rita Taggart (Rosie), Lawrence Tierney (Sgt. Jenkins), Anne Ramsay (Mrs. Scalisi), Sue Giosa (Unknown), Lynn Tufeld (Unknown), Alan Blumenfeld (Unknown), Joe Higgins (Unknown)
story: Steven Bochco, David Milch Barry Jay Kaplan; teleplay: David Milch, Walon Green Jacob Epstein; director: Ben Bolt
104. "Hacked to Pieces"
Furillo agrees to lead a crusade against police corruption by investigating the death of Joe Keenan.
Lt. Norman Buntz arrives on the Hill. The ambitious Capt. Calletano has a few moments of terror as he prepares to take over at Polk Avenue when the current captain reconsiders his retirement. Goldblume goes on special assignment with the state lottery office. Bates and Coffey stumble into the mayor's private life when they bust his son for car theft and drug possession. Joyce and Frank find themselves caught between Cleveland and his wife, Leona, who disagree on how to handle the situation. Tragedy isn't far behind as Garibaldi gets in deep with shylocks and considers an illegal act to get out from under the debt. Belker learns that Tattaglia is pregnant. Belker, LaRue and Washington go undercover in a very volatile cab war. Hill and Renko try to cool down the resentment between a Korean grocer and his black neighbours. Hunter meets an attractive woman at the Kubiak.
guest stars: Stuart Margolin (Andy Sedita), Rosalind Cash (Leona Cleveland), Stan Shaw (Louis Russ), Hilly Hicks (Lee Cleveland), Soon-Teck Oh (Pak), Norm Alden (Art Eastland), J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Lee Garlington (Maura), Lance Slaughter (Trenton Moore), Charles Bouvier (Unknown)
story: Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: David Milch; director: Rick Wallace
105. "Seoul on Ice"
Garibaldi's stabbing stuns the blues and Mayo lends emotional support her former partner's father. Sid gives LaRue and Washington's investigation into the assault a nudge in the right direction and Goldblume and Division detectives lend a hand.
After being at the hospital all night, Furillo begins forming his police corruption commission and enlists Capts. Calletano and Scapizi and ADA Bernstein. Fay pesters Chief Daniels to reinstate the Victims' Aid program. Belker anxiously awaits confirmation of Tattaglia's pregnancy. Jablonski is left in lurch after khaki officers Schnitz and DeRoy elope and move to New Zealand. Howard gets a shock from his latest love - she used to be a man. Coffey and Bates are forced to gun down the mayor's son, Lee Cleveland, after he turns a gun on them. A one-legged runner trying to raise money for cancer research is victimized by his manager. After a stressful day, Frank and Joyce arrive at the hospital in time to hear tragic news about Garibaldi.
guest stars: Stuart Margolin (Andy Sedita), Greg Mullavey (Jerry McDonoghue), J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Joe Dorsey (Anthony Garibaldi), Marc Alaimo (Gene Scapizzi), Hilly Hicks (Lee Cleveland), Lee Garlington (Maura), Lance Slaughter (Trenton Moore)
writers: Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; director: John Patterson
106. "In the Belly of the Bus"
Furillo's investigation into Keenan's death and police corruption hits pay dirt when Sid turns over Louis Russ who demands full immunity in exchange for what he knows. Russ' testimony not only unravels the details of Keenan's death, including who killed him, but also contains a surprise confession to the brutal stabbing of Garibaldi. Although Russ' deal throws a wrench into prosecuting him for Garibaldi's death, the detective's father ultimately effects a little justice of his own.
Belker takes an unexpected bus ride to Springfield. Jablonski tries to deal with an incompetent khaki officer. Hunter makes a canine investment. Hill continues to counsel a young black youth, Trenton Moore, who's now employed by the Korean grocer he used to harass.
guest stars: Soon-Teck Oh (Pak), Stan Shaw (Louis Russ), Marc Alaimo (Gene Scapizzi), Joe Dorsey (Anthony Garibaldi), Joan Sweeney (Maureen Dolan), Lance Slaughter (Trenton Moore)
story: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Walon Green; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Walon Green Jacob Epstein; director: Alexander Singer
107. "Somewhere Over the Rambo"
Furillo's corruption commission delivers its findings which cast Chief Daniels in a somewhat favorable light. The spiteful chief sets his sights on getting even with Furillo by sacrificing a Hill Street night shift cop, David Bauer, who shot a young black man under questionable circumstances. Furillo watches helplessly as Daniels pushes the troubled officer over the edge, precipitating a somber visit to Bauer's estranged wife.
As the khaki officer crisis continues, Buntz explores his duties as personnel officer and gets more than he bargained for. Rambo, a k a Alan Branford, creates much mayhem when he storms the Hill. Hunter finds out the true nature of his canine investment and also meets an ardent dog lover, Prunella Ashton-Wilkes, who shares his passion for firearms. LaRue fixes dinner for Washington and his girlfriend, Lynette.
guest stars: Frank McCarthy (Off. David Bauer), Martin Ferrero (Alan "Rambo" Branford), Elizabeth Huddle (Prunella Ashton-Wilkes), Shirley Jo Finney (Lynnetta), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Arthur Taxier (IAD Shipman), Joan Sweeney (Maureen Dolan), Judith Hansen (Celeste Patterson), Marco Rodriguez (Rico), Todd Hollowell (Derrick Yarborough), Robert Riesel (Fred Pearson)
writers: Jacob Epstein, Walon Green Dick Wolf; director: Stan Lathan
108. "Oh, You Kid"
On the way back from the dentist, Buntz stops an assault on a bakery truck driver and roughs up the assailant who resists arrest. He later locks horns with Davenport when her obnoxious client wants to press a brutality complaint. Legal wrangling and a victim reluctant to press charges let the jerk walk, but he soons finds trouble and Buntz is waiting in the wings. The lieutenant's attitude and actions put him in hot water with Furillo.
Goldblume deals with the IRS to keep some of the money Gina left him. Renko visits a hypnotherapist to find out about his past lives. Coffey and Bates must contend with an eccentric scupltor who refuses to let his obscene work, a phallic symbol, be removed. Belker goes undercover to investigate an increase in vagrant "suicides." Lynnetta pushes Washington about commitment to her and her son with tragic results.
guest stars: Felton Perry (Bobby Castro), Alex MacArthur (Brent), Shirley Jo Finney (Lynnetta), Paul Drake (Wendell Morrison), Basil Hoffman (Ed Greenglass), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Tegan West (Teddy), Ken Letner (Unknown), Peter Van Norden (Unknown)
writer: Robert Ward; director: John Hancock
109. "An Oy For an Oy"
Capt. Calletano doesn't react well when Furillo tells him Buntz saw a Polk Avenue officer dumping vagrants on the Hill instead of ferrying them to the assigned shelter. Hill and Renko later confront the lazy officer at a diner and again as he passes through the precinct and stops to unload the bums. Renko, Hill and Coffey try to help a slow-witted bum, finding him a place to stay for the night - it doesn't have a pleasant smell but its warm and free.
Hunter's bad luck with the station house plumbing resurfaces much to Renko's displeasure. Bates has her first encounter with Sal the plumber. Things go badly when Jablonski risks his own money to catch a pair of con men targeting senior citizens, but Sid comes to the rescue. Hunter enrolls his dog in Prunella's obedience school. Belker is caught in the middle of a family squabble when he acts as a courier for a pair of devious Hasidic jewelry merchants. Furillo bolsters Calletano's command confidence. Belker asks Tattaglia to marry him.
guest stars: Michael Lerner (Meyer Rabinowitz), Alex Henteloff (Israel Rabinowitz), Jeffrey Alan Chandler (Toby), Judith Hansen (Celeste Patterson), Michael Richards (Special Agent Dupre), Shirley Jo Finney (Lynnetta), Matthew Faison (Whitsun), Elizabeth Huddle (Prunella Ashton-Wilkes), Jack Andreozzi (Sal Benaci), Duke Stroud (Earl Garrity)
story: Elia Katz; teleplay: Jacob Epstein; director: Ben Bolt
110. "Fathers and Huns"
Furillo's relentless pursuit of a senile drug kingpin angers his superiors (they won't return his calls and pressure him to deal), his wife (whose client is caught in the middle), and the kingpin's syndicate (who are keeping drugs off the street). The resulting drug drought has the blues swamped with crimes by desperate junkies, but the captain stands his ground against all his foes and, with some help from Buntz and Sid, it pays off. Frank and Joyce cut a deal for her client after he gets what he wanted.
Goldblume must protect a group of neo-Nazis determined to march through minority neighborhoods. Belker's undercover at a bookie joint gets him involved in a protest against the neo-Nazis. Hill's father drifts into town and claims to be dying. Jablonski mediates a dispute between a priest and a scrap metal dealer. Tattaglia suffers a slight injury while trying to make an arrest.
guest stars: James McEachin (Reggie Hill), Michael Alldredge (Edsel), Richard Kuss (Glen), Andy Romano (Warren Briscoe), Larry Gelman (Corso), Robert Pastorelli (Bobby Stellin), David Froman (O'Dwyer), Judith Hansen (Celeste Patterson), Peter Maclean (Unknown), Ray Reinhardt (Unknown)
writer: Walon Green; director: Stan Lathan
111. "What Are Friends For?"
Frank and Joyce close in on buying a house, but the rug is pulled out from under them when they are denied mortgage insurance. An angry Furillo sets out to find out why and the resulting red tape causes them to lose the house.
While on their way to work, LaRue and Washington bust a baseball star for drunken driving and drug posession when cocaine is found in the trunk of his car during an impound search. The obnoxious slugger is resistant to the detectives and Davenport's advice to set up his friends, the true owners of the drugs. Buntz asks new khaki officer out. The "Warrior Review" taps Hunter as their "Urban Warrior of the Month." Several blues are out with the flu. A vicious parolee holds Buntz and Det. Rodriguez hostage with tragic results. Opportunity knocks for Buntz as the climax is witnessed by the "Warrior Review" reporter, nudging out Hunter as "Urban Warrior of the Month." Belker goes undercover at the pound and busts the shelter foreman for selling dogs to research labs. Belker and Tattaglia later have a scare with the baby.
guest stars: James Whitmore Jr. (Tony Catina), Will Nye (Tommy Joe Page), Steve Eastin (Harry Steel), Del Zamora (Rodriguez), Elizabeth Huddle (Prunella Ashton-Wilkes), Ernie Sabella (Pauli), Judith Hansen (Celeste Patterson), Richard Reicheg (Martin Sallow), Tom Tarpey (Ralph Eeley), Paul Sylvan (Unknown)
writer: Dick Wolf; director: John Patterson
112. "The Virgin and the Turkey"
Goldblume takes command of the station as Frank and Joyce get a jump on the Christmas weekend. Joyce gets a somewhat cool reception when she and Frank make an effort to renew the relationship with his parents who are still upset over his divorce from Fay.
Buntz' use of "Officer Giblet," a turkey, to make a drug bust backfires. Coffey tries to mediate between an irate landlord and a tenant who insists the water stain on his wall is an image of the Virgin Mary. When the dispute flares up again, Buntz and Goldblume make a housecall. Bates bumps into the nice pottery teache while doing her Christmas shopping. The Hill Street officers compete in the police/firefighters olympics to benefit needy children: Renko's hernia acts up again and Sid locates a guest athlete for the blues. Belker and Tattaglia move up their wedding date.
guest stars: Daniel Faraldo (Pinzon), Penny Santon (Barbara Furillo), Michael Durrell (Joseph Furillo), Richard Bull (Mr. Furillo/Frank's dad), Eric Pierpoint (Tom Hopper), Sal Bisoglia (Landlord), Mickey Morton (Leonard), Judith Hansen (Celeste Patterson), Renny Roker (Attorney Brown), Catherine Paolone (Sophie Furillo), Tim Russ (Germaine Burton), Eloy Casados (Unknown)
story: Jeffrey Lewis, Walon Green Robert Ward; teleplay: David Milch, Walon Green Robert Ward; director: John Hancock
113. "Two Easy Pieces"
Officer Ron Garfield finds himself in trouble again when he shoots a pimp fleeing a hooker sweep. When the rookie can't locate the perp's gun, his partner, veteran patrolman Jack Steger, sends him to call in the shooting and then plants a weapon at the scene. Goldblume's investigation turns up a second gun (the perp's gun) and questions abound.
LaRue's practical joke on Renko backfires. Hill, Renko and Buntz look like heroes when they retrieve a stolen heart needed for a transplant. LaRue acquires a wedding gift for Tattaglia and Belker from his brother-in-law who's branched out into appliances. Belker misses his wedding ceremony when his undercover as a cocaine cooker heats up. The hooker sweep nets Fabian's mother who's back to her old tricks. Bates is upset over her affair with the pottery instructor and calls Fabian.
guest stars: Mykel T. Williamson (Off. Ron Garfield), Sandy Ward (Jack Steger), Miguel Fernandez (Philip), Victor Mohica (Theodore Chato), Louis Giambalvo (Rob Nelson), Beverly Hope Atkinson (Vivian DeWitt), Arthur Taxier (IAD Shipman), Patti Johns (Off. Wiley), Judith Hansen (Celeste Patterson), Justin Lord (Gomez), Val de Varga (Suarez)
story: Jeffrey Lewis, Walon Green David Milch; teleplay: Jacob Epstein, Dick Wolf Robert Ward; director: Gabrielle Beaumont
114. "Say It as It Plays"
IAD continues its investigation into the Garfield shooting. After listening to statements from Garfield and Steger, Furillo must convince the outside captain and the IAD investigator of Garfield's innocence. A statement from a delivery truck driver pushes into the spotlight Officer Riley, who witnessed Steger planting the gun, but omitted it in her report to hide the fact she didn't follow procedure.
The Health Department drivers go on strike and the blues have to pick up dead bodies and ferry them to the morgue. Hill and Renko get a few nasty surprises while delivering the corpses, including one of a personal nature. Bates confronts the pottery teacher and Fabian returns to cheer up the forlorn policewoman. Belker is kidnapped on the eve of his second scheduled wedding and Buntz, LaRue and Washington scramble to find him. Belker narrowly escapes harm when the two dealers try to rob a store.
guest stars: Mykel T. Williamson (Off. Ron Garfield), Sandy Ward (Jack Steger), Miguel Fernandez (Philip), Victor Mohica (Theodore Chato), Arthur Taxier (IAD Shipman), John Lehne (Captain Barry Gleason), Eric Pierpoint (Tom Hopper), Pat Corley (Wally Nydorf), Val de Varga (Suarez), James McEachin (Reggie Hill), Patti Johns (Wiley), Zero Hubbard (Fabian DeWitt)
story: Jeffrey Lewis, Dick Wolf David Milch; teleplay: Walon Green, Dick Wolf, Walon Green Robert Ward; director: Stan Lathan
115. "Das Blues"
Furillo is confronted by a political power broker, Graham Wells, who wants to help him further his career - all the way to the mayor's office. Wells begins working by the scene and has Frank tapped to speak at a benefit dinner and a proud Joyce tags along.
After nearly sparking an international incident, Hunter has an accident in the station house boiler room and hallucinates that he's aboard a Russian submarine. His resulting hijinks wreack havoc on the upstairs climate and Ballentine and Sal the plumber fall become his prey. Belker and Tattaglia finally get married. Buntz' old partner comes asking for help with a loan shark. Bates decides to fight for custody of Fabian. Renko busts Bobby Angel again, but trouble ensues when he and Daryl Ann host the singer for dinner. Hill takes his daddy home to St. Louis for his burial. LaRue and Washington use a tatto artist/fence to help them find a guy robbing pharmacies.
guest stars: Billy Green Bush (Bobby Angel), Grace Zabriskie (Terry Sylvestri), Mykel T. Williamson (Off. Ron Garfield), Granville Van Dusen (Graham Wells), Anthony Holland (Tommy), Debi Richter (Daryl Ann), Jack Andreozzi (Sal Benaci), Beah Richards (Aunt Feeney), Zero Hubbard (Fabian DeWitt), Judith Hansen (Celeste Patterson), Alan Jordan (Ned Parsons), Carl Franklin (Unknown)
story: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Robert Ward; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Jacob Epstein Dick Wolf; director: Scott Brazil
116. "Scales of Justice"
Chief Daniels shocks Furillo when he offers to endorse him as his successor. Frank discusses his career dilemma with Joyce.
Buntz gets a line on some synthetic heroin that is believed to have caused the death of several junkies, and cuts a few corners to get the drugs and dealers off the street. New smoking policy produces some friction among the blues, most notably khaki officer Patterson who gives Jablonski grief. Vivian DeWitt is busted in another hooker sweep and offers to sell Fabian to Bates for money to buy drugs. LaRue and Washington continue staking out a tattoo parlor to catch the pharmacy bandit who just upped the stakes by killing someone in his last heist. Hill meets someone special at his father's funeral.
guest stars: Fay Hauser (Renee Bethel), Billy Drago (Leo), Beverly Hope Atkinson (Vivian DeWitt), Mykel T. Williamson (Off. Ron Garfield), Byron Stewart (Otis Foster), Grace Zabriskie (Terry Sylvestri), Zero Hubbard (Fabian DeWitt), Beah Richards (Aunt Feeney), Judith Hansen (Celeste Patterson), Patricia Huston (Unknown)
story: Jeffrey Lewis David Milch; teleplay: David Milch, Jacob Epstein, Dick Wolf Robert Ward; director: Christian I. Nyby II
117. "I Want My Hill Street Blues"
Goldblume tries to stop the demolition of some low-rent housing in the neighborhood where he just bought a building, producing friction between him and Furillo. A stubborn tenant is killed in a fall from the building and the contractor is suspected of pushing him out of the window. Furillo and Buntz chase down the facts and rule the tenant's death a suicide. The contractor is cleared, but in his desire to break ground by 4 p.m., he makes a substantial mistake: He tries to bribe Furillo.
Jablonski must cope with the chaos produced by a film crew shooting a rock video in the station house. LaRue tries to make some extra cash by renting out Hunter's dog for the video and Renko sets his sights on being in the production. Hill and Renko bust former gang leader Dudley Hicks for extorting money from people by sitting on them. Bates makes a deal with Vivian DeWitt to get custody of Fabian.
guest stars: Hal Williams (Ken Edwards), Joseph Mascolo (Melvin Jardino), Richard Bright (Stubby), Mark Withers (Roger), Liz Sheridan (Dorothy Miskin), Beverly Hope Atkinson (Vivian DeWitt), Zero Hubbard (Fabian DeWitt), Ellen Maxted (Tamara), Troy Curvey (Dudley Hicks)
story: John Mankiewicz; teleplay: John Mankiewicz Russ Woody; director: Gabrielle Beaumont
118. "Remembrance of Hits Past"
Flanked by Bernstein, Goldblume and Chief Daniels, Furillo is shot on the courthouse steps just prior to testifying against a recaptured gangster who fled prosecution seven years before. While Frank fights for his life, Joyce keeps vigil at his bedside and remembers back on how their relationship began.
The Hill Street officers try to cope with their fears and many line up to donate blood. Belker's supervisor at his meat packing plant undercover thwarts his attempts to obtain a report on the captain's condition. Hunter and Jablonski try to keep the station house running while Goldblume, Buntz, LaRue and Washington pull out all the stops to catch the man who shot their captain. The assailant and motive proves to be not what everyone first suspects.
guest stars: Kenneth Tigar (Randolph Scripps), Scott Stevenson (Evan), Michael P. Keenan (Dr. Mendelsohn), Al Israel (Al Biomonte), Marc Alaimo (Gene Scapizzi), Stanley Brock (Unknown)
story: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Walon Green; teleplay: Walon Green; director: Ben Bolt
119. "Larry of Arabia"
While making a pit stop, Renko discovers a dead courier handcuffed to a briefcase full of cash. Hill, Renko, LaRue and Washington decide to deal themselves into his action only to find they've stumbled into an FBI sting in search of an international arms dealer. Goldblume, who's in station command, and the four Hill Street cops try to cover their butts after the major snafu.
Only three weeks after being shot, Furillo considers returning to work and Daniels asks him for help in getting the consultancy job with the Crime Institute. Coffey persuades Bates to file guardianship papers for Fabian. Buntz appears on a TV small claims court. An impatient old woman messes up Belker's undercover at a pawn shop. Coffey interrupts a robbery in a smoke shop and is gunned down. With Joyce at his side, Frank pays respects to his dead officer and consoles the grief-stricken Bates.
guest stars: Frances Bay (Elizabeth Mies), Madison Arnold (Larry), Michael Pasternak (Lester Scherholtz), Beverly Hope Atkinson (Vivian DeWitt), Mark Lonow (Floor Manager), Ian Patrick Williams (William Hasselbach), Babette Props (Naomi Schipp), Stanley Grover (Jerry), Brent Jennings (Gupta), Jack Andreozzi (Sal), Tom Bower (Unknown)
story: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Jerry Patrick Brown; teleplay: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Jacob Epstein John William Sel; director: Christian I. Nyby II
120. "Iced Coffey"
With his blues in a funk over Coffey's death, Furillo returns to the Hill only three weeks after his own brush with death. Buntz, LaRue and Washington's investigation turns up several suspects. Bates agonizes over identifying her partner's killer and visits the department chaplain. Ballistics makes the case after the shooter wrecks a stolen car.
Davenport represents a prostitute who sells out Jesus and attorney Brown in a bribery scandal and Goldblume heads investigation. Brown and Jesus each blame the other and things look bad for Jesus after Brown turns up dead. Hunter uncovers an unexpected thief in the station - an over-the-edge Ballantine. Belker's harassed by an overzealous security guard at his grocery store undercover. Hill and Renko nearly shoot each other while looking for a burglar.
guest stars: Michael Strasser (Security Guard), Jeff Doucette (Chick Turner), Ian Patrick Williams (William Hasselbach), Renny Roker (Attorney Harold Brown), Zero Hubbard (Fabian DeWitt)
story: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Duncan Smith; teleplay: Dick Wolf, Robert Ward, Robert Schlitt Duncan Smith; director: Georg Stanford Brown
121. "Jagga the Hunk"
Wanted for questioning in attorney Brown's death, a scared Jesus hides from the cops and recruits Davenport as his counsel. Joyce discusses Jesus' predicament with Frank who urges her to have him come in voluntarily. Things get tricky when LaRue and Washington overhear the conversation through the newly installed intercom system and flush Jesus out of hiding. Joyce negotiates a deal with Frank and Bernstein and Jesus wears a wire to get evidence on the corrupt Judge Hardin.
Buntz has a bizarre day as two familiar faces visit the Hill: His former partner, Tommy Donahue, asks another favor (things turn ugly after Buntz' help doesn't have the desired results), and khaki-blast-from-the-past Maureen Dolan asks him out. Renko has a humorous mishap with some stolen Army surplus gear, namely an inflatable raft. Bates gets to know Kate McBride, her temporary partner. Sal the plumber's brother, Vito the electrician, installs the new intercom system. Belker goes undercover in a roach coach and mixes it up with his competitor, who doubles as a loan shark. Tattaglia pays a visit to Belker just as things heat up. Hunter is somewhat distressed when Prunella's large Samoan husband comes to reclaim her. Goldblume squares off with a fast-talking developer, Lionel Styles, who wants to yuppify the neighborhood.
guest stars: Lindsay Crouse (Kathryn McBride), Manu Tupou (Jagawala), Michael Delano (Vito Benaci), David L. Crowley (Tommy Donahue), Elizabeth Huddle (Prunella Ashton-Wilkes), James A. Watson, Jr. (Lionel Styles), Jack O'Leary (Vince Delaberto), Joan Sweeney (Maureen Dolan), Zero Hubbard (Fabian DeWitt), Andrew Masset (Healy), Nora Heflin (Mary Franken)
story: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Dick Wolf; teleplay: David Milch, Walon Green, Dick Wolf Jacob Epstein; director: Gabrielle Beaumont
122. "Look Homeward, Ninja"
Buntz takes a personal day and proceeds to build a case against his former parter, Donahue, whom he believes murdered another cop. A confrontation between the two ends in tragedy.
Furillo attends a lunch with the king makers and has an enlightening conversation with Mayor Cleveland's chief of staff, who tells the captain that Mayor Cleveland's being ousted by the group and that they call the shots. The Furillo Commission results torpedo Chief Daniels' hopes of getting a consultancy position with the Crime Institute. Bates defends her new partner, Kate McBride, against sexual harrassment charges made by a prostitute anxious to shield her pimp. Goldblume gets a lecture from Jablonski after he takes his frustrations out on a rookie who lost a jumper. Hunter is dealt another setback when Ballantine returns to duty dressed as a ninja. Belker is a bundle of nerves when Tattaglia has a bout with false labor.
guest stars: Lindsay Crouse (Kate McBride), Christopher Noth (Ron Lipsky), Granville Van Dusen (Graham Wells), Brian McNamara (Off. Michael Galva), Lawrence Fishburne (Maurice Haynes), Ren Woods (Jackie Lowrie), Nora Heflin (Mary Franken), David L. Crowley (Tommy Donahue), Richard Romanus (Robert Ajanian), Ron O'Neal (Stan Williams), J.C. Quinn (Unknown)
writers: Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch Walon Green; director: John Patterson
123. "Slum Enchanted Evening"
Graham Wells begins butting into precinct business in the wake of Buntz' shooting of his former partner. When the IAD investigation begins to look bad for him, Buntz heads straight to Furillo. Wells and Chief Daniels both warn Furillo that Mayor Cleveland stands to benefit from an investigation into Donahue's death. Furillo enters the investigation and masterfully interrogates Donahue's girlfriend Mary who finally gives up the evidence needed by Buntz. The captain kisses his mayoral bid goodbye when he refuses to use Buntz' situation as political fodder. Frank and Joyce get a surprise while watching the news: Cleveland is suspected of child molestation. Furillo believes it's a setup.
Furillo visits Chief Daniels at his new apartment and gets a surprise when Patsy Mayo shows up. Belker bumps into his old snitch Eddie Gregg who's dying of AIDS. Jablonski locks horns with an obnoxious peer when the Desk Sergeants' Rulebook Revision Committee convenes at the Hill. Humor and mayhem abound when Wachtel sentences slumlord Robert Dunlaw to time in one of his dilapidated units until it's brought up to code.
guest stars: Lindsay Crouse (Kate McBride), Christopher Noth (Off. Ron Lipsky), Granville Van Dusen (Graham Wells), Lawrence Tierney (Sgt. Jenkins), Charles Levin (Eddie Gregg), Nora Heflin (Mary Franken), Richard Romanus (Captain Bob Ajanian), Arthur Taxier (IAD Shipman), Ted Gehring (Sgt. Lou Martino), H. Richard Greene (Robert Dunlaw), Tony Frank (Sgt. Joe Hawkins), Hank Rolike (Unknown)
story: Jonahtan Lemkin Michael Wagner; teleplay: Walon Green Robert Ward; director: Michael Switzer
124. "Come and Get It"
Tensions on the Hill are high when Hill and Renko rescue Albert Sawyer, a suspected mass murderer known as "The Creeper," from a vigilante mob in full view of the media. Chief Daniels creates another problem when he quickly moves to publicize the event before the media circus. Matters are made worse when citizens begin fighting over the reward money. An old pal of Jablonski's sets his sights on killing Sawyer. "The Creeper" wreaks havoc with Davenport: the usually dauntless PD is unnerved by her eerie client; a publicity agent eager to make money off the situation lures her to a meeting under false pretenses; and a high-dollar lawyer insinuates she won't do her best on the case because she's married to a police captain. Outraged, Davenport persuades Sawyer to keep her despite the fact he gives her the creeps. But Frank and Joyce ultimately breathe a sigh of relief when Sawyer suddenly decides to switch lawyers at his arraignment.
Belker can't stop being a cop even as he coaches Tattaglia through labor.
guest stars: Paul McCrane (Albert Sawyer), Christopher Noth (Off. Ron Lipsky), Eloy Casados (Manolo Sanchez), Ray Girardin (Jerry), W.K. Stratton (Frederick Spears), Jordan Charney (Marty Dignan), Elizabeth Pena (Alice), Earl Boen (Herb Elman), Brian McNamara (Michael Galva), Richard Coca (Paco Lopez)
writer: Robert Schlitt; director: Scott Brazil
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