NYPD Blue: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 24
1995

E.R.

Russell, on the road to recovery, wants Andy to let Bobby know she’s doing okay now. James is shot and may be paralyzed for life. His assailant, a government witness, wil…

2 Oct 31
1995

Torah! Torah! Torah!

A father suspects his retarded son of killing his daughter. Simone and Sipowicz get the case. Lesniak keeps reporting on James’ condition. Morrisey’s tactics with a…

3 Nov 07
1995

One Big Happy Family

Medavoy and Lesniak pair up to identify who’s launched a series of vicious attacks on a man. James returns to duty. Simone spots a possible suspect in a series of rapes.…

4 Nov 14
1995

Heavin' Can Wait

Lesniak’s preference gets around the precinct. Sylvia’s morning sickness, Russell falling off the wagon & calling Bobby, not him, and the senseless murder of tw…

5 Nov 21
1995

Dirty Laundry

Fancy is less than enthused when a detective under surveillance by IAB is assigned to the squad. Bobby is asked to keep an eye on him. They pull a cas…

6 Nov 28
1995

Curt Russell

An Indian woman is found dead in a car and Andy is full of theories about who and why. Donna is off at a computer course and her temporary replacement is a real character who c…

7 Dec 12
1995

Aging Bull

Sipowicz is annoyed when federal agents take over their investigation of the disappearance of a millionaire. Simone aids an old prizefighter friend, the guy who started him wit…

8 Dec 19
1995

Cold Heaters

Simone and IAB share the suspect after Bobby gets some information from his incarcerated friend, Ray, about a case that Mike Roberts once worked. Fanc…

9 Jan 09
1996

Sorry, Wong Suspect

Greg and Marie split up again and she comes down to the station and sees Donna for the first time. Andy is also in the doghouse with Sylvia when he chooses not to accompany her…

10 Jan 16
1996

The Backboard Jungle

A basketball game, held in the memory of a young boy, erupts into violence. 2 dead, 7 wounded. Andy has a race relation’s problem with the organizer of the event that was…

11 Jan 30
1996

Burnin' Love

Simone and Sipowicz look into the death of a young woman whose body is found burned well beyond recognition, except for a tattoo on her back. Gotelli puts his two cents in, muc…

12 Feb 06
1996

These Old Bones

A woman comes into the precinct and gives Andy some information about a murder that may have occurred 8 years ago. Greg and Andy look into the situation, but question a lot of…

13 Feb 13
1996

A Tushful of Dollars

Diane worries about her mother’s pending grand jury trial. Andy and Bobby search for the killer of a mobster’s son, which reveals a family affair. The lawyer of a s…

14 Feb 20
1996

The Nutty Confessor

Donna and Bobby give Adrianne and James advice, respectively, on their plans for their first night ““together.”“ Simone and Sipowicz investigate the dea…

15 Feb 27
1996

Head Case

A mild mannered professor is found decapitated in his apartment. James helps out a former porn star, who is getting harassing phone calls. I wonder what Adrianne thinks about t…

16 Mar 19
1996

Girl Talk

A rapist-murderer is throwing small children from the tops of buildings and a cop from another precinct joins Simone and Sipowicz with their investigation. The only thing Andy…

17 Mar 26
1996

Hollie and the Blowfish

Simone makes contact with old snitch. Martinez and Medavoy catch a murder case involving ““white magic.”“ Russell is paired up with a ““blow…

18 Apr 02
1996

We Was Robbed

Simone and Sipowicz are forced to commit robbery while working with an FBI agent to place a bug in a mob hangout. The wiseguys come to the precinct to…

19 Apr 30
1996

Auntie Maimed

Sylvia is close to giving birth and Andy is on edge. When isn’t he? Donna contemplates a California job offer. The nephew of the victim of a robbery-homicide is found hol…

20 May 07
1996

A Death in the Family

A robbery-homicide sends Bobby and Andy to the hospital; however the victim is Andy Jr. Andy wants Bobby to lead the case and he also wants the opportunity for restitution. Dia…

21 May 14
1996

Closing Time

Sylvia confronts Andy about his ““late night walks.”“ The new administrative assistant arrives to take Donna’s place. Andy’s return to drink…

22 May 21
1996

He's Not Guilty, He's My Brother

Andy meets with Father Kankarides. Andy, Bobby and Diane investigate a holdup turned homicide. The new PAA isn’t working out. Greg’s on th…

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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