NYPD Blue: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 30
1997

As Flies to Careless Boys Are We to the Gods / This Bud's for You

Four months have passed since the death of Jimmy Salvo. Bobby’s working odd jobs while he’s been suspended pending IAB’s investigati…

2 Oct 07
1997

All's Wells That Ends Well

Things are back to ““normal”“ at the squad when Bobby returns to work. Gina still hasn’t officially announced anything; however, after thinking it…

3 Oct 14
1997

Three Girls and a Baby

Greg receives a disturbing call, Abby’s been shot and Kathy is dead. The investigation puts a strain on Greg’s relationship with Abby as he must ask the hard questi…

4 Oct 28
1997

The Truth is Out There

Andy and Bobby investigate the murder of man where the only witness is woman who’s a little off the deep end. Meanwhile, Andy also contemplates the meaning of “R…

5 Nov 04
1997

It Takes a Village

A son is bitter about his father’s death and offers $5000 in cash to anyone who can produce the killer. Andy avoids getting the eye surgery he needs. Simone and Kirkendal…

6 Nov 11
1997

Dead Man Talking

A family’s home is broken into it, the wife and baby are shot in the head and the father only has a belly wound. Simone and Sipowicz like the father for the crime, theori…

7 Nov 18
1997

Sheedy Dealings

Simone and Sipowicz investigate the murder of two roommates. A guy that Medavoy knows comes in with story about a man wanting to hire a hit man. Medavoy wants to play the part…

8 Nov 25
1997

Lost Israel (1)

A young boy is reported missing by his parents. Simone and Sipowicz agree to look for the young boy, when the father tells them it may have been his fault for letting him talk…

9 Dec 09
1997

Lost Israel (2)

Andy begins to make sense of the Bible passage that Israel pointed out to him; only to discover that Israel has hung himself. The detectives aren’t sure how to proceed wi…

10 Dec 16
1997

Remembrance of Humps Past

Bobby isn’t quite sure, but he thinks he overheard Naomi speaking with an Australian accent. An old friend from his school days stops by to ask Andy to talk to his daught…

11 Jan 06
1998

You're Under a Rasta

Diane tells Bobby that she is pregnant. The detectives are called to the scene where two women are murdered. Everyone seems to point to the drug-dealing husband. They go to rai…

12 Jan 13
1998

A Box of Wendy

A man finds an interesting looking box, only it is oozing a liquid that turns out to be the blood from a woman’s body that is stuffed inside. Simone and Sipowicz investig…

13 Feb 10
1998

Twin Petes

Bobby, Diane (and later Andy) investigate two stickup murders held at ATMs. When they get a line on a possible suspect, they use Jill to appeal to his…

14 Feb 17
1998

Weaver of Hate

A drugs for guns deal gone bad, results in the death of a white youth in a black neighborhood. Diane begins feeling ill and takes some lost time. The father of the victim comes…

15 Feb 24
1998

Don't Kill the Messenger

Bobby and Andy investigate the murder of a nurse. Suspects include an actor, a crazy man and eventually a uniform, Tommy Richardson, from the 15th precinct. During their invest…

16 Mar 03
1998

The One That Got Away

Richardson confronts Sipowicz and Simone about their impending questioning of his wife. The questioning reveals nothing, except that Richardson is a real bastard. Greg goes ups…

17 Mar 24
1998

Speak For Yourself, Bruce Clayton

Simone and Sipowicz look into the shooting of two women (one was killed) who were raped by a group of men in an apartment owned by a former crack dealer named Jamal who was cri…

18 Mar 31
1998

I Don't Wanna Dye

Tommy Richardson’s wife, Laurie, stops by to pick up his time records as Tommy has transferred to another precinct. Laurie expresses some concerns about his behavior, esp…

19 Apr 28
1998

Prostrate Before the Law

Andy prepares for his prostate surgery. James has recovered from his back problems and returns to duty; 3 weeks earlier it is reporteds that Gina has given birth to James Jr. G…

20 May 05
1998

Hammer Time

Sipowicz returns to active duty, but perhaps a bit too soon as his system hasn’t quite adjusted and he has an accident when later interrogating a suspect. He begins to wo…

21 May 12
1998

Seminal Thinking

Bobby and Diane talk about making a long-term commitment to each other. At a murder scene a couple of bodies are found and Medavoy is disgusted by the amount of semen found on…

22 May 19
1998

Honeymoon at Viagra Falls

Simone and Sipowicz work with Cohen to investigate the death of one of Cohen’s witnesses and her son. Evidence points to the opposing attorney having some involvement wit…

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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