NYPD Blue: Season 4

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 15
1996

Moby Greg

Greg needs to lose weight, Andy’s baby is sick again, Bobby plans to propose to Diane, the new PAA arrives and a body in a trunk is moved from t…

2 Oct 22
1996

Thick Stu

Greg and Andy start the weight bet. Bobby and Andy help out Morrisey on his investigation in the case of a missing baby; he suspects the father. James campaigns to become the e…

3 Oct 29
1996

Yes, We Have No Cannolis

An ex-con that put away year ago, meets him on the street and tells him about a prisoner who’s been serving time for a crime he didn’t commit. James wins the electi…

4 Nov 12
1996

Where's 'Swaldo?

Community activist Kwasi is murdered. Simone and Sipowicz investigate with Fancy keeping an eye on them, especially Sipowicz, who’s real popular with community involved i…

5 Nov 19
1996

Where'd the Van Gogh?

A prince and princess are assaulted and she is now in a coma. Andy suspects the prince might be involved. James gets his first situation as the newly elected delegate. Turns ou…

6 Nov 26
1996

Yes Sir, That's My Baby

Andy and Bobby look into the death of a limo driver. A new detective joins the squad and her first case involves a man whose life is being threatened. Bobby gets the go ahead f…

7 Dec 03
1996

Ted and Carey's Bogus Adventure

Simone and Sipowicz investigate the sexual assault of schoolgirl. Gina comes downstairs and Geri goes upstairs. A strange man that Andy had committed to Bellevue four years ago…

8 Dec 10
1996

Unembraceable You

Diane stops by Bobby’s apartment where they make up for lost time. Some female impersonators witness a homicide that they say was committed by a perp who’s supposed…

9 Dec 17
1996

Caulksmanship

Diane wakes up the following morning in Jimmy’s apartment not remembering anything that happened that night. She goes into the squad, where everyone comments on her appea…

10 Jan 07
1997

My Wild Irish Nose

A woman comes in to report that there is a bullet hole in her wall, from a gun fired in James Liery’s apartment. Bobby takes the case on the day of his promotion to detec…

11 Jan 14
1997

Alice Doesn't Fit Here Anymore

Diane gives her final report to Wallace and Bobby makes dinner plans with Jill. A diamond dealer and his partner report that one of the dealer’s sister is missing with a…

12 Jan 21
1997

Upstairs, Downstairs

Andy and Diane start to talk, however, they both get paged for the job. Andy and Bobby begin to investigate a murder, but the procedures they must follow (because a cop might h…

13 Jan 28
1997

Tom and Geri

Diane and Bobby wake up in his chair the next morning and he suggests that she seek some professional help. Andy, Bobby, Greg and James conduct an investigation into the death…

14 Feb 11
1997

A Remington Original

Simone and Sipowicz investigate the murder of a woman whose body was found naked in the trunk of a car in a junkyard. Gina returns to work. A man’s body is found with a s…

15 Feb 18
1997

Taillight's Last Gleaming

Fancy (with his wife) is pulled over for a burned out taillight. He and the uniform don’t see eye-to-eye on the procedures followed during the stop. Andy has some unresol…

16 Feb 25
1997

What a Dump!

Andy and Bobby investigate the murder of a woman whose body was found dumped in an alley. They interview a strange suspect but other information tells them the woman was a mail…

17 Apr 15
1997

A Wrenching Experience

Bobby and Andy investigate a shooting that is related to the victim trying to leave a gang. Greg waits with anticipation of his dinner with Abby and her significant other. Jill…

18 Apr 22
1997

I Love Lucy

Two female impersonators come into the squad room; one of them is seeking protection from a man who’s beaten him/her. Arthur’s wife asks him to let the squad know a…

19 Apr 29
1997

Bad Rap

Simone and Sipowicz catch a very early morning case involving a shooting with a rap artist who refuses to cooperate in identification of the perp. His lack of cooperation and a…

20 May 06
1997

Emission Impossible

Five Ecuadorians are killed and Bobby, Andy and James work the case and it doesn’t go to well, until a waiter comes forward. Just before they find out they have to go on…

21 May 13
1997

Is Paris Burning?

A bus is ““hijacked”“ and wrecked by an inebriated Vince Gotelli, the cop with medical problems and who’s a mere 2 months from having 30 years on…

22 May 20
1997

A Draining Experience

Bobby tells the FBI that he will talk to the lieutenant from IAB, if he does what they expect he might do, then Bobby is thr…

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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