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Season 5 Episode 17

Kaddish

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 21, 1997 on NBC
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A woman that Munch had a crush on in high school is found murdered. He struggles with his faith as he works with Kellerman on the case. Meanwhile, Frank also struggles with his faith and the fact that Mary has left him.

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Max Perlich

Max Perlich

J.H. Brodie (season 5, TVM, recurring previously)

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)

Jean Louisa Kelly

Jean Louisa Kelly

Sarah Langdon

Guest Star

Pamela Payton-Wright

Pamela Payton-Wright

Sister Magdalena Weber

Guest Star

Robert Riggs

Robert Riggs

George Young

Guest Star

Kristin Rohde

Kristin Rohde

Sally Rogers

Recurring Role

Richard Pilcher

Richard Pilcher

Sgt. Mark Deutch

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the library, young Johnny Munch is writing Helen's name with his left hand, but later (and in other episodes) we see that Munch is actually right handed.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Kellerman: High school hasn't changed that much since I graduated.
      Munch: When was that, about two years ago.
      Kellerman: Haha, it was 1984.

    • Munch: "The only thing I have in common with Judaism is we both don't like to work on Saturdays."

    • Munch: What happens to us that we forget how wonderful it is just to hold another human being's hand?
      Kellerman: We get older.
      Munch: We get older. We forget who we used to be, what we used to believe in. Love, peace, the Colts would always be in Baltimore...

    • Munch: Come on, do it for me just one more time, please, and I won't ask you again.
      Kellerman: Would you give it a rest?
      Munch: Just once more, please?
      Kellerman: Oy vey iz mir, I'm so meshugenah I could plotz.
      Munch: Do it again.
      Kellerman: No.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode bears the same title as an X-Files episode, also dealing with the Jewish community, that aired on February 16 the very same week.

    • Clark Johnson and Yaphet Kotto do not appear in this episode.

    • Music in this episode:
      Little Anthony "Shimmy, Shimmy, KoKo Bop" alb: The Best of Little Anthony & the Imperials;
      The Shirelles "Dedicated to the One I Love" alb: The Fabulous Shirelles;
      The Shadows "Frightened City" alb: Various.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title: Kaddish is the name for a number of Jewish rituals praising the name of God. The most familiar form is the rite for the dead, the Mourner's Kaddish, which is evidently the one referred to here. On the death of a relative or spouse, it is recited daily for thirty days and on the anniversary of death (for a parent, it is performed daily for eleven months).

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