NYPD Blue: Season 8

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jan 09
2001

Daveless in New York

It’s 5 days until Theo’s final blood test and Andy feels the need for this health situation to just be over. So he tries to get Theo’s final test pulled up. D…

2 Jan 16
2001

Waking Up is Hard to Do

It’s the morning after and Danny and Diane talk about not talking about it at work. Gee, hasn’t Diane been here before? The results of Theo’s blood test are p…

3 Jan 23
2001

Franco, My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn

Andy is bonding with Theo (who mentions he wants to be a cop) at the park, when he hears on his radio that all the emergency vehicles rushing by are going to the scene of a cop…

4 Jan 30
2001

Family Ties

A tourist is raped in her hotel room on the 4th floor and the detectives begin their investigation in a hotel filled with swingers. The following morning Jones and Medavoy catc…

5 Feb 06
2001

Fools Russian

Diane consults with a member of the survivor’s network over her mixed feelings about her relationship with Danny, while she continually thinks about Bobby. The body of a…

6 Feb 13
2001

Writing Wrongs

Alyssa, a 15-year-old schoolgirl is strangled and Russell, Jones and Medavoy investigate. Two of Alyssa’s friends are brought in to help gather some background informatio…

7 Feb 20
2001

In-Laws, Outlaws

A body is found in an alley. The victim is Nicholas, the homeless guy that was supposed to be in lockup overnight. Sorenson has some words with the desk sergeant when he return…

8 Feb 27
2001

Russellmania

Fancy comes down on Russell and Sorenson for yesterday’s display in the squad room. He assigns Sorenson to work with Medavoy and Jones on a subway double homicide and Rus…

9 Mar 06
2001

Oh Golly Goth

Sorenson is given modified duty which lets him sit as his desk and catch up on paperwork, he has a chance to be reinstated if the DA’s office decides they have enough inf…

10 Mar 13
2001

In the Still of the Night

A small scuffle breaks out in the precinct lobby when the man who enters is identified as the one responsible for the vehicular homicide death of a cop’s cousin. This is…

11 Mar 20
2001

Peeping Tommy

Sipowicz spots something going down. He saves the victim and then pursues the suspects. Seeing one of the perps holding a gun he fires on their car shooting out the rear window…

12 Mar 27
2001

Thumb Enchanted Evening

A body is found in a trunk, which Sipowicz and Sorenson believe might be a message to the members of the Scarpelli crime family, since the car was found in their neighborhood.…

13 Apr 03
2001

Flight of Fancy

While digging up old cases, to avoid the being around the squad for the arrival of Dalto, Sipowicz and Sorenson encounter a man carrying a cash register named Freddy. Fancy is…

14 Apr 10
2001

Nariz a Nariz

The daughter of an ex-cop is found strangled in the apartment, the evidence points toward the ex-cop, who is an abusive alcoholic. Eddie Gibson confesses to Andy that he mislea…

15 Apr 17
2001

Love Hurts

A cop, allegedly working a second job gets shot, allegedly in a carjacking. The cop’s story begins to unravel when during the course of the investigation the detectives f…

16 Apr 24
2001

Everyone Into the Poole

A Chinese man is murdered after making a delivery, which Jones, McDowell, Medavoy and Russell investigate. Sipowicz and Sorenson interview Victor Poole, a man who was brought i…

17 May 01
2001

Dying to Testify

Sipowicz, Sorenson, Medavoy and Jones begin investigating the death of the man shot in the robbery at a clothing store. They eventually get a lead on their suspected perp and…

18 May 08
2001

Lost Time

Diane decides to take a leave of absence, instead of a transfer. She tries to leave just before the other detectives arrive, but is able talk with Andy and tells him to tell th…

19 May 15
2001

Under Covers

Sorenson visits the strip club where Kristen works and encounters an obsessed fan of hers. They have a minor exchange that doesn’t get too confrontational, at least for n…

20 May 22
2001

In the Wind

Sorenson hasn’t shown up for work yet and when Sipowicz and McDowell go to his apartment they find a dead body. The body is Kristen the stripper. In light of all that i…

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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