NYPD Blue

Season 11 Episode 8

And the Wenner Is...

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 18, 2003 on ABC
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McDowell and Sipowicz go into Rodriguez's office and tell him about her pregnancy. Of course she'll be assigned to desk duty from this point forward. Back in the squad room, they let the others know that their wedding is back on and Sipowicz asks John Irvin to perform a simple service at their apartment at 8 o'clock that evening. The reality of the job sets back in when a call comes in for another "Time Bar" homicide; McDowell citing the stomach flu stays behind while the other detectives leave for the scene. They meet up with Jones and Medavoy who are already on the scene. The crime scene is very familiar and the victim was a nurse at the hospital where Dr. Devlin works, Clark plans to follow up with her about the nurse. Sipowicz suggest that Russell should go and deal with what she needs to deal with; she tells him that she would prefer to keep working. Back at the squad, McDowell runs a theory past the others that the perpetrator might be an impersonator, since none of the crime scenes involved forced entry. One name comes up that might be worth looking into, Raymond Gerson. Dr. Devlin drops by the squad to answer Clark's message, she didn't know the victim. She apologizes again for her recent behavior and tells him that she is back on her medication. Sipowicz and Clark go to find Raymond Gerson and a neighbor informs them the man they want to talk to is a detective, who carries a gun. On their stakeout, waiting for the return of "Det." Gerson, Sipowicz tells Clark about McDowell's condition. Gerson returns and the detectives easily collar him for questioning. Gerson makes a lot of noise when entering the precinct and Rodriguez suggests to Sipowicz that he sit the interview out, since Rodriguez was just in the process of telling the Inspector that they are going by the book on this investigation. Gerson tries to tell Clark and Russell that he is a frustrated actor whose been faking he's a cop to entertain his sick nephew. McDowell goes to talk with Russell, who is still awaiting the results of her tests. They talk about that, the upcoming wedding and Russell tells McDowell that she knows she's pregnant. Clark and Russell go back at Gerson hard when his stories haven't checked out. Gerson doesn't give them anything and they can only sit and wait until Lucy Wenner comes in for a lineup to possibly ID him. Lucy Wenner looks at the lineup and doesn't recognize anyone. Gerson isn't their man. Lucy Wenner is beside herself when she realizes the detectives aren't making any headway. In doing some cross checking, Ortiz finds that Gerson had a friend who's been a known sex-offender. Sipowicz realizes they need to go back at Gerson hard to find out his friend. Clark assures him that he's got the interview covered. Gerson confirms for them that his friend might just be their man. To let her see a photo of Gerson's friend McDowell tries to contact Lucy Wenner, only she hasn't returned home yet and no one seems to know where she is. Lucy Wenner hasn't returned home yet when Russell, Clark and Sipowicz arrive at her apartment. They are let into her apartment by the super, but they break into her bedroom when they find that door locked and Russell has one of those feelings. What they find in the bedroom is evidence that points to Lucy Wenner as being their prime suspect in the "Time Bar" murders. The detectives find the addresses of two other possible victims. Sipowicz, Clark and Russell go to the home of one of those possible victims; they find that victim is entertaining a visit from Lucy Wenner, who was posing as a charity worker. They subdue Lucy Wenner and look into her briefcase and find all the tools of her recent trade. The detectives try to understand why Lucy Wenner has committed these crimes. She cites that she is getting back at Jimmy Carlin for once calling her a "no tit pig." Rodriguez is ready to celebrate the closing of the case with a trip to the local bar, but is reminded that another event is to he held that evening. He declines the invitation to attend, so that he might be able to maintain his ability to deny knowledge of the relationship, but he offers his detectives best wishes nonetheless. Before she makes it to the wedding, Russell goes to the Time Bar to tell the ever grateful Carlin about the outcome of the case. It seems that Lucy Wenner got what she wanted; Carlin has had to go out of business. When she is leaving the bar, she gets the call she has been waiting for all day. Andy tells Theo about his duties as best man. John Irvin is nervous about his upcoming duty. Diane arrives and passes along her news to Andy and Connie, her test results are negative. With everyone present the ceremony begins. John Irvin tries to read from his script, but after he flubs the first couple of lines, he decides to speak from the heart and joins the two in the bonds of holy matrimony.moreless

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    Dennis Franz

    Dennis Franz

    Det. (later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz

    Gordon Clapp

    Gordon Clapp

    Det. Greg Medavoy [ season 2+, recurring season 1 ]

    Bill Brochtrup

    Bill Brochtrup

    PAA John Irvin [ episode 123+, recurring seasons 2 – 6 ]

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Det. John Clark Jr. [ season 9+ ]

    Charlotte Ross

    Charlotte Ross

    Det. Connie McDowell [ episodes 166-233, recurring from 163 ]

    Jacqueline Obradors

    Jacqueline Obradors

    Det. Rita Ortiz [ episode 182+ ]

    Tina Holmes

    Tina Holmes

    Lucy Wenner

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    David Marciano

    David Marciano

    "Det." Raymond Gerson

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    Kate Williamson

    Kate Williamson

    Edith Kuzmenko

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    Bill Clark (V)

    Bill Clark (V)

     

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    Austin Majors

    Austin Majors

    Theo Sipowicz

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    Chandra West

    Chandra West

    Dr. Jennifer Devlin

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