Homicide: Life on the Street

Season 3 Episode 1

Nearer My God to Thee

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 14, 1994 on NBC

Episode Recap

This episode opens with Munch talking about how "The electronic information super highway" is coming. Munch mentions that people will be able to access all the information they need, while sitting on their chair, via e-mail, satellites etc. (remember this is 1994).

Bayliss asks Lewis where Crosetti is, Lewis tells Bayliss he is on a "dream vacation" in Atlantic City. A paranoid Bayliss thinks Munch and Lewis were talking about him behind his back. The two detectives then tell Bayliss that they are purchasing a bar, and need a little extra cash.

Col. Granger tells Giardello that the winner of the city's Good Samaritan Award, Catherine Goodrich, has been found murdered. Granger tells Gee that the new shift commander, Megan Russert is heading the investigation and he doesn't feel she is up to the task. Gee, after some convincing, has a talk with Russert and offers her the assistance of his crew.

With Gee's crew now a part of the investigation, Russert calls a meeting and assigns tasks. Pembleton and Roger Gaffney get on each others bad side right away.

Bayliss alongside Pembleton go to the medical examiner, where they find a nun that new the murdered Goodrich. Bayliss appears very nervous while questioning the nun, Sister Magdalena Weber. Bayliss can be seen fidgeting and dropping his pen while asking Sister Magdalena about Goodrich's sex life.

Pembleton and Gaffney's anger can no longer be contained as they are just about ready to snap when Russert comes in to break it up.

Felton mentions to Howard that his wife threw him out. When Felton takes off, Howard is suspicious. This episode ends with Howard getting pelted with calls from Felton's wife. Felton is seen at the new shift commander Megan Russert's house, kissing her.