NYPD Blue

Season 12 Episode 11

Bale Out

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Dec 14, 2004 on ABC
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The detectives are on the roof of a parking garage, where an attorney has been found shot to death in his car and the apparent victim of a robbery. Medavoy is sporting a new shirt, which is a little bright in the other guys' eyes. Back at the squad, Sipowicz and Clark run the case by Bale. The murder might have been part of a pattern of robberies, since three similar robberies had been reported in that area, but this one was the first to result in a death. It's been two weeks, but the results of the sergeant's exam haven't been published yet. Medavoy gets more grief about his outfit, but both Murphy and John Irvin love it. Murphy and Ortiz are sent off to a schoolyard shooting and as Jones and Medavoy are departing, Medavoy suggests that they might make a detour if they pass a menswear shop. Murphy and Ortiz arrive at the shooting scene. The guys at the schoolyard are preparing for a basketball tournament. One of the players on the court, Tyler Newell, might be the next Lebron James. The detectives want to find out how to get hold of the organizer, Marcus Dayton. John Irvin gives Sipowicz and Clark information that there are a couple of "discrete" pickup bars located in the area of their homicide. Dr. Russell Fain, a dentist who was robbed in the suspected robbery pattern comes in and tells Sipowicz and Clark what little he remembers about his robbery from two months earlier. One of the victim's fellow attorneys won't say anything for sure about the sexual proclivity of his late colleague. The tournament director, Marcus Dayton, comes into talk with Murphy and Ortiz. Sipowicz tells them before their interview that Marcus Dayton was a known gambler and bookmaker in the past. Dayton doesn't know anything about any possible gang activity or gambling connections with his tournament. He suspects that Tyler Newell's older brother, someone who didn't make it to the big time, might be responsible for the shooting. At a men's store, Medavoy looks for a new shirt and Jones, who really doesn't want to be there, gives him some half-hearted advice on a new shirt and tie. Murphy and Ortiz talk to Stanley Newell about his relationship with his brother Tyler and with Marcus Dayton. He has no relationship with Marcus Dayton, but says that Marcus Dayton is out for Marcus Dayton and what it will mean for his brother's future remains to be seen. The gun used in the schoolyard shooting was used in a crime three years earlier committed by Lucas Benchley, only the gun was never recovered. Medavoy has lunch with Brigid Scofield and makes some noise that he might be looking for help finding an apartment in Manhattan. When his only credit card is declined, Medavoy is embarrassed when he finds he is unable to pay for lunch; fortunately she has him covered. Lucas Benchley, owner of the gun has come in for questioning. He tells Murphy and Ortiz that he sold the gun as soon as he got about of prison, to a guy named "Pee Wee." A hit off a print from the car is found belonging to a Kyle Tanner, someone who once went to prison for committing a robbery. Sipowicz and Clark leave to bring him back to the house for questioning; meanwhile Murphy and Ortiz find "Pee Wee." He tells them that he sold the gun to Tyler Newell and the person who sent Tyler to him was Marcus Dayton. Sipowicz and Clark talk with Kyle Tanner and they get his cooperation to look through his apartment for a gun, if anything just to prove he wasn't involved in the robbery. Sipowicz and Clark search Tanner's apartment and Sipowicz finds some credit cards stashed in the freezer. Murphy and Ortiz talk with Tyler Newell about his purchase of the gun. He bought it just to have on. He tells them that his brother Stanley has the gun now, since his grandmother had found it. His brother was mad at him for having it, saying it was going to mess up his life. Medavoy gets his credit card issue resolved. Sipowicz and Clark run the current state of their case by Bale and the dentist has returned to the squad to give them additional information about his robbery. He tells them about the guy he met at a bar and that he feels he should be able to identify his attacker. The dentist picks Kyle Tanner out of a lineup. Murphy and Ortiz bring Randolph back in. He tells them that he shot at his brother, in some kind of effort to prevent his brother from going down the same path he did, ultimately working for someone like Marcus Dayton and never getting the chance to make the pros. Murphy and Ortiz bring Stanley in to have a talk with his brother and Stanley is able to indicate to his brother that he has been working towards trying to be there for him. Sipowicz and Clark go back at Kyle Tanner with what they know from the lineup, but Tanner is counting on the fact that the guys he has robbed won't testify against him in open court. After some convincing on Sipowicz's behalf, Tanner confesses to shooting the attorney. Sipowicz goes into Bale's office and tells him the status of the case and he also drops a credit card he found in Tanner's apartment on Bale's desk. The credit card belongs to Bale. Murphy and Ortiz try to get Munson to be lenient in the schoolyard shooting, Bale with something else on his mind tells them to work it out amongst themselves. Munson's boyfriend calls and has to cancel his accompanying her to a function, if she goes to the function unescorted; she knows the judge is going to want to put his "learned hands" all over her. Clark volunteers to be her escort for the evening. Medavoy goes in search of the right type of flowers to send to Brigid Scofield, along with a card and $100 to pay for lunch. At the party Clark comes to Munson's aid when the lecherous judge is putting on a full court press. Bale quizzes Sipowicz to find out what he plans on doing with the information he has about him. Sipowicz tells him that he has nothing to tell anyone.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    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 ]

    Bonnie Somerville

    Bonnie Somerville

    Det. Laura Murphy [ season 12 ]

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Det. John Clark Jr. [ season 9+ ]

    Jacqueline Obradors

    Jacqueline Obradors

    Det. Rita Ortiz [ episode 182+ ]

    Chad Allen

    Chad Allen

    Kyle Tanner

    Guest Star

    Arjay Smith

    Arjay Smith

    Tyler Newell

    Guest Star

    Ricky Harris

    Ricky Harris

    Stanley Newell

    Guest Star

    Bill Clark (V)

    Bill Clark (V)

     

    Recurring Role

    Elizabeth Lackey

    Elizabeth Lackey

    ADA Lori Munson

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    Mary Page Keller

    Mary Page Keller

    Brigid Scofield

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