Homicide: Life on the Street

Season 6 Episode 1

Blood Ties (1)

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 17, 1997 on NBC
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Blood Ties (1)
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Their rotation in robbery is up, Frank and Tim return to the homicide unit. They find that citations are being handed out to the unit and a delighted Gee, whose clearance rate is the highest it has been in five years. Kellerman and Lewis are also scheduled to return. Howard is still on assignment with the fugitive squad. Additions to the unit through rotated assignment include Det. Ballard who actually comes from a Seattle homicide unit, Det. Falsone and Det. Gharty. Falsone and Gharty worked with the unit on the Felton case last spring; however, nothing is mentioned about the status of that case. (Sharp-eyed viewers note that Felton's name is still in red under Pembleton's name on the board.) Meanwhile, Gee attends a black tie function honoring Felix Wilson, a respected member of the community. Because he grew up with them, Gee sits at a table with Felix, his wife and their family. Everyone attending the function at the hotel is kept late because the body of a woman is found dead in the men's room. Pembleton is the primary and the victim is identified as being a housekeeper in the employment of Felix Wilson. Pembleton's handling of the hotel murder frustrates Ballard. She doesn't think he is moving in the right direction, questioning the Wilson family. While they are out driving, someone using fifty caliber bullets shoots at Lewis and Falsone. In addition, Stivers is interviewing a woman who is also shot with a fifty-caliber bullet, coincidence? Kellerman is mad at Lewis because Lewis indicated he didn't want to be partners again. The pieces come together after a fifty-caliber bullet wounds Kellerman in the arm. No longer a coincidence, the key that links these three cops is Luther Mahoney according to Falsone. Falsone wants to know what actually happened at Luther Mahoney's place; however, Lewis or Kellerman aren't talking. The department begins to apply pressure on Mahoney's former associates and discover it is actually a family thing. Luther's sister is taken into custody and she mentions that she has a surprise for Kellerman.moreless

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Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher

Det. Frank Pembleton (seasons 1-6, TVM)

Kyle Secor

Kyle Secor

Tim Bayliss

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Det. John Munch

Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes

Dr. Julianna Cox, CME (1996-1998)

Reed Diamond

Reed Diamond

Det. Mike Kellerman (seasons 4-6)

Peter Gerety

Peter Gerety

Stu Gharty (Seasons 6-7, recurring previously, TVM)

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

Felix Wilson

Guest Star

Lynne Thigpen

Lynne Thigpen

Regina Wilson

Guest Star

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Junior Bunk

Guest Star

Toni Lewis

Toni Lewis

Terri Stivers

Recurring Role

Gary D'Addario

Gary D'Addario

Lt. Jasper

Recurring Role

Clayton LeBouef

Clayton LeBouef

Col. Barnfather

Recurring Role

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