NYPD Blue: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 21
1993

Pilot

Sipowicz’s continual harassment of Giardella winds up getting him in trouble. Fancy tells Kelly it may be time for a new partner. Sipowicz is brought up before

2 Sep 28
1993

4B or Not 4B

Lastarza of the Organized Crime Unit tells Fancy & Kelly that they better stop applying pressure on the mob. Sipowicz regains consciousness but has no memory of the shootin…

3 Oct 05
1993

Brown Appetit

Janice’s father comes to visit and warn her about his pending corruption indictment. Sipowicz makes some appearances at the hotel where Giardella is being held. Kelly and…

4 Oct 12
1993

True Confessions

Kelly quits his security job and warns the abusive husband to watch out. A man is arrested for a robbery and double-homicide when Det. Walker is convinced he is guilty, though…

5 Oct 19
1993

Emission Accomplished

James goes to visit his brother but finds the super at the building is a cop who is on the take and slowly forcing tenants out. Det. Stillwell’s pranks become a nuisance…

6 Oct 26
1993

Personal Foul

A minor skirmish on the basketball court leaves one of Kelly’s friends dead and the other in jail for murder. Laura feels as though she’s being dangled in front of…

7 Nov 02
1993

NYPD Lou

A man thinks he is a werewolf and demands to be locked into a cell before he kills someone. Sipowicz discovers that his estranged son’s future wife has been sleeping arou…

8 Nov 16
1993

Tempest in a C-Cup

Kelly suspects a man of murder but tries to get him to confess to the robbery of four taxicabs, so later they can link him to the murder. Sipowicz arrests a topless dancer for…

9 Nov 30
1993

Ice Follies

Janice is asked by the mob to start doing favors for them again or they will expose her past activities. James’ father wants to kill the pusher who’s responsible fo…

10 Dec 07
1993

Oscar, Meyer, Weiner

The detectives investigate the brutal murder of an upper class family. Lastarza orders Janice to cooperate with the mob though it results in the death of the person whose plate…

11 Dec 14
1993

From Hare to Eternity

Borough Commander Haverill starts to come down on Fancy. Kelly and Sipowicz investigate the kidnapping of a doctor’s daughter. A woman claims to have no knowledge of the…

12 Jan 04
1994

Up on the Roof

Martinez works his first case, which involves a fake ATM. A foster child that Fancy and his wife had been caring for is ordered back into the custody…

13 Jan 11
1994

Abandando Abandoned

Medavoy leaves his wife and tells Donna about his feelings for her, which it turns out are mutual. An academy classmate of Kelly’s joins the squad; then Sipowicz and Kell…

14 Jan 18
1994

Jumpin' Jack Fleishman

Medavoy and Martinez work a strangulation murder case that appears to be the work of a cross-dresser. Andy has a bad tooth, hates needles, and tries to prevent a dentist from j…

15 Feb 08
1994

Steroid Roy

Sylvia still has trouble-getting Andy to get their relationship going. One of Det. Roberts’ snitches comes to the precinct and causes trouble for him, especially when she…

16 Feb 15
1994

A Sudden Fish

Medavoy suffers a stress-related anxiety attack after making into the station. Sipowicz looks into the robbery of a Vietnam veteran, who’s confined to a wheelchair. Andy…

17 Mar 01
1994

Black Men Can Jump

LaSalle has a chance to move out of the precinct and into a more regular routine of detective work. A thirteen-year-old boy is shot. Sipowicz suspects a private investigator of…

18 Mar 22
1994

Zeppo Marks Brothers

Roberts meets with Kelly in search of getting some bodyguard work. A woman whose boyfriend was a material witness is afraid to identify the hit man because she’s afraid s…

19 Mar 29
1994

Serge the Concierge

Robin’s husband dies, later she is angry when her husband’s will seems to stipulate that Kelly should resume his duties as her bodyguard. Sipowicz must clear his so…

20 May 03
1994

Good Time Charlie

Janice gets promoted and will be working with the other detectives until she can be transferred to the re-organizing intelligence division. Kelly suspects that his friend is be…

21 May 10
1994

Guns 'n Rosaries

Medavoy tells Donna that he’s caught his wife in the act of being unfaithful, so he is moving out. Racial hostilities flare up after Martinez shoots a belligerent black m…

22 May 17
1994

Rockin' Robin

Kelly gets a high priced attorney to defend Janice and helps out with her bail. Andy tries to make amends with Sylvia who’s been attending Alanon meetings. Kelly investig…

About NYPD Blue

“This police drama contains adult language and scenes with partial nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.”

The potential images those words created alone caused more controversy for this series, before it had even premiered. The “Bible Belt” was up in arms and no-one had even seen an episode. In most of those southern states the local ABC affiliates refused to carry the show, which was a shame because aside from a “little” bare flesh and a couple of harsh words, they missed out on a quality television show. Of course it wasn’t long before they realized it really was no big deal. Late during the first season, Steven Bochco said during an acceptance speech at the 20th Annual People’s Choice Awards:

“In spite of those who seek to legislate what we can and cannot see on our own television sets in the privacy of our own homes. NYPD Blue has succeeded because the American people, properly so, prefer to judge for themselves.”

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