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NYPD Blue

Season 10 Episode 12

Arrested Development

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 14, 2003 on ABC
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At the Sipowicz/McDowell household all is not right with the world as Theo has wet the bed for the 3rd night in a row and Andy hasn't made the time to pick up the detergent to get the sheets clean from the previous events. The baby is colicky and crying and tensions are mounting as Andy's pager goes off. With the morning off to a great start, Sipowicz and McDowell arrive late to the scene where the other detectives are starting to investigate the death of a woman found bludgeoned to death in her kitchen. Back at the squad, Rodriguez is back from his ex-wife's funeral. Jones and Medavoy are out on a different case where they encounter the relaxed on the job Officer Ed Laughlin. Their victim is dead in his SUV filled with picnic supplies. The homeless man who found the body offers them no help. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview the husband of their victim, who can account for all of his time; except for the 4 hours he was sleeping (he and his wife have separate beds). He does give them information on the illegal immigrant that was doing some tile work for them. Jones and Medavoy in the meantime are interviewing a man named Omar Givens, whose business card was found in their victim's SUV. He tells them about the last time he saw their victim, after a barbeque held the previous day. He tells them the victim was his hero and he would have done anything for anyone. He can't see how anyone would want to hurt him. Jones is suspicious of Givens who's been somewhat nervous throughout their interview of him. They let him go for now and pursue some additional leads. McDowell and Ortiz bring the illegal immigrant tile worker in for questioning. McDowell and Ortiz interview the tile man, who admits to having a fight with the victim over the work he had for her. He tells them that he walked away from the job. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview their victim's son, who also points at the tile man. He tells them his father couldn't have done it and his own relationship with his mother was normal. Other evidence comes in that point toward the victim's husband as having motive. Sipowicz tells Clark Jr. about Theo's bed-wetting problem. Jones and Medavoy interview the woman who their victim was supposed to meet. She tells them about their victim's cousin who had recently got out of prison. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. go to office of their victim's husband to confront him about the domestic disturbance calls that were filed on his address. He lawyers up and the two detectives return to the squad. Sipowicz tosses his notebook to McDowell so that she can look up the number of fiancée of the victim's son, indicating he still has some tension about the morning's events. In the coffee room, to help explain Theo's bedwetting problem, Medavoy tells him the story about how he used to take a dump on the front lawn when his younger brother was first born. They return to the main room to find two men in suits going to Rodriguez's office. Sipowicz suspects the "rat squad." Clark Jr. is asked to join them in the office and then they accompany him outside the building to the parking lot where he unlocks his car for them. A search of the car reveals a quantity of heroin found underneath the driver's seat. With that evidence in hand, Clark Jr. is arrested. Back upstairs everyone is trying to get Clark Jr. some representation, but Rodriguez tells them that business must still be carried on when one of Jones and Medavoy's suspects is brought in. Sipowicz goes downstairs and has a confrontation with Laughlin, who he suspects of having set Clark Jr. up. Jones and Medavoy interview the cousin of their victim, who in Jones' opinion attitude and alibi suck. Medavoy remembers the name of a defense attorney that tore him apart on the stand and recommends him for Clark Jr.'s defense. The ME report on their victim gives Jones and Medavoy a good lead on who they need to reinterview for their case. The fiancée arrives at the squad for her talk with McDowell and Ortiz. They way she handles her fiancé raises some eyebrows. The fiancée describes her future mother-in-law as the "c" word. She also describes her fiancé's relationship with his mother as too close. At IAB, Clark Jr. is being interrogated and realizes it isn't going to go well when Fraker enters the room. He tries to point them into looking at Laughlin for setting him up, they don't seem to listen and only want a urine sample from him. Sipowicz re-interviews the victim's son and his frustrations of the day help him to get a confession. The report comes back from the lab that Clark Jr. was in "possession" of 4 ounces of heroin, which Haywood tells them is Class A felony. As a result, Clark Jr. has been moved to a holding cell. Sipowicz is going to see Clark Jr. and he makes a promise to McDowell that he will stop and get some detergent on the way home. Rather than get into it McDowell tells him to not worry about the detergent and to go help Clark Jr. who she knows he is worried about, and she is too. Jones and Medavoy reinterview Givens, who eventually tells them about the stupid argument about cake that lead to their victim's death. Rita is with John in his cell as Andy arrives and she agrees to go tell John's father about the day's event. Andy and John strategize about how they are going to prove Laughlin is behind. Andy leaves and John is now alone in his cell for the night.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+ ]

    Marcello Thedford

    Marcello Thedford

    Omar Givens

    Guest Star

    Matt Winston

    Matt Winston

    Marshall Kopek

    Guest Star

    Kenneth Tigar

    Kenneth Tigar

    Leonard Kopek, Esq.

    Guest Star

    Bill Clark (V)

    Bill Clark (V)

    Desk Sgt.

    Recurring Role

    Austin Majors

    Austin Majors

    Theo Sipowicz

    Recurring Role

    Anthony Mangano

    Anthony Mangano

    Ed Laughlin

    Recurring Role

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