Homicide: Life on the Street

Season 7 Episode 1

La Famiglia

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Sep 25, 1998 on NBC
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La Famiglia
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Bayliss returns to duty to discover the bosses have renovated the squad room in an attempt to make everyone forget the tragedy of last May. Gharty and Ballard have also returned and Ballard debates about whether she should ask Falsone to the Lodge party. New detective, Rene Sheppard, tells her just to go for it. Seizing the opportunity, Lewis goes for it and asks Sheppard to the party; it seems that he and Barbara have separated and are on their way to divorce. Meanwhile, Falsone speculates if he should ask Sheppard to the party. The first case Bayliss catches, now partnered with Munch, involves the dismembered body of Angelo Faltislo, a friend of Gee's cousin, Mario Giardello. Stivers and Falsone's case is similar: Leo Grimaldi, another friend of Mario, is also found dead. When Gee goes to question cousin Mario, he finds Mario's body in the same condition as that of his friends. Gee's estranged son, Mike Giardello, an FBI agent in Arizona, returns for the funeral. Mike asks Falsone (who initially declines) if he can help with the investigation. Mike discovers an old family secret is the key to the murders that key having just been released from prison. Mike's surveillance of the key's offspring reveals that they are involved and they are arrested. However, even with all the evidence -- nobody's talking; Danvers can only assure that two of the three murders can be closed with convictions; the Giardello case remains open. Mike and Gee work on reducing the strain in their relationship and Mike decides he is going to ask the FBI for a transfer that will get him back to Baltimore.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Michael Michele

    Michael Michele

    Det. Rene Sheppard (season 7, TVM)

    Kyle Secor

    Kyle Secor

    Tim Bayliss

    Richard Belzer

    Richard Belzer

    Det. John Munch

    Giancarlo Esposito

    Giancarlo Esposito

    Mike Giardello (Season 7)

    Peter Gerety

    Peter Gerety

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

    Clark Johnson

    Clark Johnson

    Det. Meldrick Lewis

    Irma St. Paule

    Irma St. Paule

    Rosina Giardello

    Guest Star

    Victor Bevine

    Victor Bevine

    Officer Lester Sanders

    Guest Star

    Donna Marrazzo

    Donna Marrazzo

    Carol Aquino

    Guest Star

    Zeljko Ivanek

    Zeljko Ivanek

    ASA Ed Danvers

    Recurring Role

    Ellen McElduff

    Ellen McElduff

    Billie Lou Hatfield

    Recurring Role

    Kristin Rohde

    Kristin Rohde

    Sally Rogers

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (5)

      • Bayliss I died you know, after I got shot.
        Munch You mean you had a near death experience?
        Bayliss Um no, not near death, I actually died.
        Munch You mean you were going towards the bright light and all your ancestors were waving "howdee"?
        Bayliss No, it was more like I, uh, more like I could feel all the different parts of me, the elements that make up my physical presence. Water, air, earth. I could feel them breaking apart. Dissipating. Yeah, becoming one with the greatest force of energy in the universe.
        Munch Tim, this zen detective thing is starting to really rub my rectum the wrong way.
        Bayliss Oh well, I don't expect you to understand unless you understand, John.
        Munch That's exactly what I'm talking about.
        Bayliss What?
        Munch It's like being partnered with a fortune cookie.

      • Bayliss I needed a partner that's all John.
        Munching you Tim, you don't want to partner with me, I'm bad luck, I'm a curse. Bolander, Russett, Kellerman. I'm like a black hole, you partner with me before you hand your badge in.
        Bayliss Look, look, look it's not a permanent thing. I'm not asking for long term committment.
        Munch I understand. You went steady with Pembleton for six years, he broke your heart and now your'e just looking for a one nighter huh?
        Bayliss Something like that.

      • Bayliss Life's an illusion. Reality is an illusion. You take this squad room for instance. You know after the big shoot out last May the bosses wanted to renovate. They reconfigured the whole place so that those of us who watched three uniforms die would put aside the horror of that moment and go about our jobs. It was actually quite enlightened of the bosses, really. But it was futile because this squad room is the same squad room and our memories of that moment are as vivid as they ever were. All of this is just, it's an illusion.
        Lewis Bayliss, this is your first day back on the job.
        Bayliss Right.
        Lewis Do me a favor, shut up.

      • Falsone: When it comes to silence, we Sicilians have a patent.

      • Munch: You know, this whole Zen detective thing is really starting to rub my rectum the wrong way.
        Bayliss: Well, I don't expect you to understand, unless you understand.
        Munch: That's exactly what I mean. It's like being partnered with a fortune cookie.

    • NOTES (2)

      • A viewer noted in "Thrill of the Kill" that when Gee's daughter talked about her brother, she referred to him as Al Jr. As a way to explain this, perhaps Mike is an Alphonse Michael Giardello Jr., (with Gee being the senior); to distance himself from his father, Mike didn't want to be known as a junior, so he went with his middle name.

      • Music in this episode: Dave Mathews Band "Don't Drink the Water" alb: Before These Crowded Streets; Third Eye Blind "God of Wine" alb: Third Eye Blind.

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