NYPD Blue: Season 12

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 21
2004

Dress for Success

After another late night out Clark arrives late at a crime scene, wearing the same clothes he wore the day before. Sipowicz comments that his new lifestyle doesn’t suit…

2 Sep 28
2004

Fish Out of Water

Sipowicz arrives at the scene of the homicide of a pregnant 18-year-old. According to a uniform, Clark is already on the scene but asleep in his car waiting for the others to…

3 Oct 12
2004

Great Balls of Ire

The detectives are on the scene of ex-con Lester Byrd’s homicide when Sipowicz receives a call from his wife telling him that Theo didn’t arrive at school this morn…

4 Oct 19
2004

Divorce Detective Style

Clark leaves his latest encounter’s apartment, hoping to make it to work on time. The other detectives are already on the scene of the blunt force trauma homicide of art…

5 Oct 26
2004

You're Buggin' Me

Sipowicz receives a late night phone call and he goes to the bar where Clark is drinking and tries to convince him that it is time to go home. He takes Clark’s keys and…

6 Nov 09
2004

The Vision Thing

On a city bus a man was stabbed in the chest in front of his wife and kids. A witness reports to Sipowicz that the victim and his killer were eyeballing each other down before…

7 Nov 16
2004

My Dinner With Andy

Sipowicz and Clark have dinner and a conversation. Clark doesn’t want anyone else to get ““checked out”“ of his life and Sipowicz makes a deal th…

8 Nov 23
2004

I Like Ike

Sipowicz is doing a little studying and Medavoy catches him; he confesses that he is studying for the sergeant’s exam. Medavoy quips that Sipowicz’s career is on t…

9 Nov 30
2004

The 3-H Club

Sipowicz is still studying for the sergeant’s exam. Medavoy’s trial is today. Jones is still looking for Michael, he’s been in e-mail contact with him, but…

10 Dec 07
2004

The Dead Donald

Sipowicz reports for the sergeant’s exam and finds he is the oldest taker of the test.
The detectives are on the scene of a death of the brother of a mentally disab…

11 Dec 14
2004

Bale Out

The detectives are on the roof of a parking garage, where an attorney has been found shot to death in his car and the apparent victim of a robbery. Medavoy is sporting a new s…

12 Dec 21
2004

I Love My Wives, But Oh You Kid

Faith Chandler, a hooker, was murdered in the apartment of a former madam. Chandler was working an AA program. The former madam gives Sipowicz and Clark the name, Bob Cavanau…

13 Jan 11
2005

Stoli with a Twist

Ortiz is still working undercover at one of the AA meetings and she is approached by a man who wants her to sell her hair. Then another man at the meeting, Justin Deroos asks…

14 Jan 18
2005

Stratis Fear

The owner of a diner, Gene Stratis, has been stabbed to death and Sipowicz and Clark interview the victim’s son. The son gives them his father’s background, a real…

15 Jan 25
2005

La Bomba

Sipowicz and Clark arrive on the scene of a car bombing. The victim’s daughter, Elizabeth Keenan, is on the scene and she addresses the detectives in a very cool busines…

16 Feb 01
2005

Old Man Quiver

Sipowicz and Clark arrive at the home of an 80-year-old millionaire, Hugh Rasmussen, who was smothered to death. They talk to the man’s secretary, Judith Howell, a middl…

17 Feb 08
2005

Sergeant Sipowicz' Lonely Hearts Club Band

The detectives arrive on the scene of shooting outside of a school. The victim is Lester Bakewell, a sergeant in the US Army who was at the school to do recruitment. Also on…

18 Feb 15
2005

Lenny Scissorhands

Ortiz and Murphy arrived on the scene of a shooting, where two of Sipowicz’s men were involved in chasing down a suspect, who got away after he able to shoot one of the o…

19 Feb 22
2005

Bale to the Chief

The interim boss Lt. Henry comes into the squad and introduces himself to the detectives, who in turn introduce themselves. They offer to bring him up to speed on their cases,…

20 Mar 01
2005

Moving Day

Jones and Clark respond to the death of woman named Pamela Wyatt, who appears to have been a high priced call girl. Ortiz and Murphy arrive on the scene along with Sgt. Sipowi…

21 Mar 01
2005

NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute

Hosted by Jimmy Smits this hour contained interviews with most of the current cast as well the co-creators, crew and many former cast members.

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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