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Cagney & Lacey

Season 2 Episode 10

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Dec 27, 1982 on CBS
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A shady landlord attempting to turn his building co-op is a prime suspect in a murder, but the investigation becomes more complicated when the sergeant Cagney and Lacey have been lent to, who happens to be Chris' boyfriend, succumbs to an addiction.

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  • Controversial and utterly feminist.

    8.6
    A wonderful episode that gives a good idea of the show's strengths. It tackles a controversial subject, cocaine addiction, with some intelligence. When Christine discovers that her boyfriend uses cocaine, she doesn't immediately report or even drop him. This may be commonplace in shows nowadays, but in the era of "Just Say No", this must have been quite daring. Of course, in the end McKenna's drug use proves to be a problem and Cagney does the right thing eventually.



    The best parts of this episode are the moments in which Petrie brags about his new baby. There are about four or five of these scenes in which two characters talk about babies. And all these characters are ... men! There's feminism for you. No hysterical women gushing over babies, just men. And how about the fight between McKenna and Cagney. I can't remember any other show with a mean fistfight between a man and a woman.moreless
Tony LaTorre

Tony LaTorre

Harvey Lacey, Jr.

Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly

Det. Mary Beth Lacey

Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless

Det. Chris Cagney

Jason Bernard

Jason Bernard

Dep. Insp. Marquette

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Det. Mark Petrie

Sidney Clute

Sidney Clute

Det. Paul La Guardia

Bunny Summers

Bunny Summers

Mrs. Nolan

Guest Star

Barry Primus

Barry Primus

Sgt. Dory McKenna

Guest Star

Ron Max

Ron Max

Vince Russell

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Lacey: (about Cagney and McKenna) You should see the three of us working together. I mean it's embarrassing, you try and pick up a bad guy right, and the two of them are holding hands.
      Cagney: This is not true! The woman opens her face and lies pour out. (laughing)

    • Christine : So why'd you call?
      Dory McKenna: Wondering if you were free for a little coffee break? Half Vienna roast, half Columbian.
      Christine: Coffee? Sure. How do you take it?
      Dory McKenna: Anyway you like.
      Christine: (suggestively) Cream? Sugar?
      Lt. Samuels: If you're ordering out get me a Danish.
      Mary Beth: I don't think so Sir.
      Christine: (whispers) Gotta go. Later!

    • La Guardia: (looking at Petrie's baby pictures) Keeps you up at night?
      Petrie: Claudia's exhausted, but I don't seem to mind. Suddenly I've got all this energy. Well, you've got a daughter. You know what it's like.
      La Guardia: My daughter's 35 years old, lives with a guy who teaches aerobic dancing. Want to know what that's like?

    • Coleman: The first time my son had a diaper rash, I cried. I figured it hurt so much, I didn't know how to take away the hurt, you know.
      Petrie: I know what you mean.
      Coleman: That's between you and me!

    • McKenna: Hey, frankly, I think that cocaine is overrated. I mean, the way I use it. It's really very subtle. Do I look like a raving maniac or a record producer to you?
      Cagney: It's turning you into a record producer?

    • Petrie: You know, I get up in the morning just to play with my baby. I never knew fathers could feel that. I'll shut up.
      Isbecki: That's okay, you must get tired of hearing me talk about what I talk about.
      Petrie: Yourself.
      Isbecki: Yeah, but who could blame me?

  • NOTES (2)

    • The German episode title is "Auch das ist ein Verbrechen", meaning "It's also a Crime".

    • Maury Harris, John Asman, Bill Nicholson, and Ken S. Polk were nominated for the Emmy in the Outstanding Film Sound Mixing for a Series category for their work on this episode.

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