NYPD Blue: Season 9

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Nov 06
2001

Lie Like a Rug (1)

The detectives begin investigating the deaths of 4 girls, but stress levels are running high around the precinct, with the recent events of September 11th and the fact that not…

2 Nov 06
2001

Johnny Got His Gold (2)

The wearing of the wire goes bad, Clark gets shot on the street and Sipowicz kills the perp. Clark’s father, a detective that Sipowicz has a history with (Sipowicz calls…

3 Nov 13
2001

Two Clarks in a Bar

Det. Daniel Eric Sorenson is laid to rest and the squad returns to work, catching two cases from night watch. Rodriguez wants Sipowicz to partner with Clark, but Sipowicz decl…

4 Nov 20
2001

Hit the Road, Clark

Sipowicz and Clark Jr. come to a working agreement. Clark Jr. promises that his father won’t interfere anymore, but Sipowicz is reluctant to believe that. Eddie Gibson…

5 Nov 27
2001

Cops and Robber

Vehicles in the precinct’s parking lot are broken into, including Clark Jr.‘s, and since he was just thrown out of his father’s home, it contained all his pos…

6 Dec 04
2001

Baby Love

Valerie stops by Baldwin’s apartment for some spontaneity. Sipowicz gets a page from Gibson’s niece Cynthia, and agrees to have lunch with her. A baby is taken fr…

7 Dec 11
2001

Mom's Away

Connie still watching her daughter catches her and a friend with a joint. She brings them to the precinct with the intention of getting to know her daughter and her adoptive p…

8 Dec 18
2001

Puppy Love

Gibson stops by to say his goodbyes as he goes out on medical leave to fight his cancer. He offers Sipowicz the opportunity to take a security job for a rich widow two nights…

9 Jan 08
2002

Here Comes the Son

The detectives start investigating a massage parlor rip-off. While their rip-off involves a homicide there are similar rip-offs occurring in the Bronx, Sipowicz and Clark Jr.…

10 Jan 15
2002

Jealous Hearts

Sipowicz visits Gibson at the hospital to ask him about Mrs. Hornby and her missing jewelry. Harrison starts quizzing his wife about her whereabouts, which starts escalating j…

11 Feb 05
2002

Humpty Dumped

Ortiz gets word from a man that his wife and her husband are having an affair. The man has a copy of an e-mail that his wife and her husband may be rendezvousing later that af…

12 Feb 19
2002

Oh, Mama

Sipowicz and Clark Jr. begin an investigating the death of high school student. McDowell and Ortiz start investigating the death of a 3 year old girl who was shot while sleepi…

13 Feb 26
2002

Safari, So Good

The detectives begin investigating the death of a doctor and at the crime scene Sipowicz tries to avoid having any discussion with McDowell about the kiss from the previous nig…

14 Mar 05
2002

Hand Job

A safe is stolen and two people are crucified and Ortiz and McDowell catch the case, one victim is alive, but still nailed down, but his stripper girlfriend didn’t surviv…

15 Mar 12
2002

Guns & Hoses

The detectives begin looking into the fire-bombing of an abortion clinic that killed a security guard. While waiting to talk with the woman in charge of the clinic, Clark Jr.…

16 Mar 19
2002

A Little Dad'll Do Ya

McDowell and Ortiz start investigating the rape of a woman in her home. The victim’s husband says that he saw his cousin Lenny Gano escaping out their window and they sh…

17 Mar 26
2002

Gypsy Woe's Me

Andy and Theo discuss their upcoming trip to Disney World, but Theo tells him that if Connie’s not coming, then he’s not going. At the scene of the day’s cas…

18 Apr 16
2002

Less is Morte

Clark Jr. readies himself for next week’s fight with Laughlin. Sipowicz meets with Rodriguez and tells him what Martens told him. Sipowicz leaves promising to be in tou…

19 Apr 30
2002

Low Blow

Since the Captain has found out about the grudge match, the fight between Laughlin and Clark Jr. is off the card for tonight’s fight. McDowell wants to discuss flights t…

20 May 07
2002

Oedipus Wrecked

It’s the morning after and John and Rita scramble to get ready to leave for work as their pagers go off. Rita must have been gentle, because John isn’t showing any…

21 May 14
2002

Dead Meat in New Deli

The detectives start investigating the robbery of deli, where the owner was killed. Back at the squad, Sipowicz has done some thinking this past week since the hostage situati…

22 May 21
2002

Better Laid Than Never (1)

The morning after his return from Florida with McDowell and his son, Sipowicz picks up a case with a missing child and gets a ““thumbs up”“ from one of…

23 May 21
2002

Better Laid Than Never (2)

McDowell and Ortiz arrive at the scene of their homicide. The victim is an elderly woman who was the victim of a assault. One of the tenants in her building, Larry Tyner, is…

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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