Cagney & Lacey

Season 6 Episode 20

Happiness is a Warm Gun

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 23, 1987 on CBS
9.9
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After Lacey is shot, but saved by a bulletproof vest, her and Cagney deal with the stress by seeing the police psychiatrist.

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  • Episode main plot : weapons. A story : Lacey gets shot by a teenager who stole a precious gun from a collector. B story : Cagney must check the gun inventory of all the detectives of the precintmoreless

    9.9
    What a great episode to lead to the season finale ! The story has depth and subtility and a "tearbreaker" ending. The show starts lightly with the robbery of a collection gun to a charming (I think Arizona's) sheriff on visit to the Big Apple, that Cagney could possibly see as a romantic prospect. Things get worse when the stolen gun is used to kill people (including a cop) in several robberies. All the cops must wear their jackets on duty and of course cagney doesn't, but (fortunately) it's Mary beth who gets shot during the arrest.

    This episode is interesting to many points of view : the "criminal of the day" is just a young boy whose friend had stolen a gun, and who uses it almost "by accident" (I mean "without thinking", just because the gun is here). On the other hand, the owner of the gun is a real weapons passionate who collects them and loves to practice shooting and is more interested by getting back his property than by the damages it caused.

    And of course, the Christine/Mary beth plot... As the tension between the two gets bigger and bigger from MB's shooting to the end of the episode. Their relationship is in crisis as Christine 's getting down to the abyss and mary beth senses it but can't help it although she tries. The ending is fabulous and I just love the last image of the episode (the look on Cagney's face tells so much about things to come in the season finale). One of the best episodes of the show.moreless
Tony LaTorre

Tony LaTorre

Harvey Lacey, Jr.

Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly

Det. Mary Beth Lacey

Robert Hegyes

Robert Hegyes

Detective Manny Esposito

Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless

Det. Chris Cagney

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Det. Mark Petrie

Harvey Atkin

Harvey Atkin

Desk Sgt. Ronald Coleman

Marco Rodriguez

Marco Rodriguez

Father Gerry

Guest Star

Edward Power

Edward Power

Cale Spencer

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Catherine Paolone

Catherine Paolone

Mrs. Statler

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Dick O'Neill

Dick O'Neill

Charlie Cagney

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