Homicide: Life on the Street

Season 6 Episode 9

Closet Cases

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 02, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Pembleton: Ok, let me get this straight. As of yesterday you're sleeping with Julianna Cox and now all of a sudden today you're going on dates with a gay man, is that it?
      Bayliss: I'm not gay if that's what you're asking.
      Pembleton: Then what you doing?
      Bayliss: I don't know. I mean, I don't know. I'm just trying to figure it all out. I don't know if you've noticed this Frank but I haven't really been happy for a long time. So, I'm going to have dinner with Chris Rawls. Who I find intelligent and funny and we're gonna drink some wine and we're gonna laugh, talk, enjoy ourselves. Be happy. Is there something wrong with that, huh?
      Pembleton: No.
      Bayliss: I don't think so either.

    • Bayliss: Alan and Sam were together for twelve years, that's longer than most marriages I know.
      Pembleton: Marriage is not a guarantee, if anything, longevity, happiness.
      Bayliss: Twelve years. I never even dated anybody half that long.
      Pembleton: You haven't met the right woman.
      Bayliss: You know what, sometimes I think that these guys have got an interesting take on the whole relationship thing.
      Pembleton: These guys? Gay guys?
      Bayliss: I mean right off the bat, two guys they got a lot in common. They know what it's like to wake up in the morning as a guy. They got the same anatomy, same hormones, they take a leak, they shower, they wash the same body. Now I can imagine waking up with a woman but I can't imagine waking up as a woman.
      Pembleton: Well isn't that the point?
      Bayliss: Same with the conversations see. They'd be easier, they'd be more direct, just like you and me right now.
      Pembleton: Just like you and me what?
      Bayliss: Just like the conversation that you and me we're having right here, and we're talking about, we're sharing with each other, we're, we're sharing our thoughts with each other Frank. Now with a woman you're gonna have to censor yourself, you gotta censor yourself, all the time your worrying about that no matter what you say she's going to be taking it all the wrong way.
      Pembleton: Hang, hang on. Mary and I talk about what's on our minds all the time. See it's the individuals, not gender.
      Bayliss: Yeah, but can you and Mary borrow each others clothes? Two men living together you can borrow that other guys clothes.
      Pembleton: So you're done right, you're done?
      Bayliss: I'm just speaking my mind here, Frank. I can do that with you, because you are a man.
      Pembleton: Well pretend I'm a woman that way you can keep your thoughts to yourself, ok?

  • Notes

    • A building that Howard in Baltimore lives in was also used for this episode. This time instead of hauling all the equipment up to the third floor, like they did for "I've Got a Secret," the production team turned a hallway in a nice respectable building into a sleazy dive.

    • Music in this episode: Patti Labelle "New Attitude" alb: Patti Labelle.

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