NYPD Blue

Season 11 Episode 1

Frickin' Fraker

1
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 23, 2003 on ABC
8.4
out of 10
User Rating
13 votes
0

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Fraker is on trial for the attempted murder of Rodriguez. Haywood is for the prosecution and Sipowicz's old "friend" James Sinclair represents Fraker. For Sinclair's part, he lays out a defense that makes it look like Fraker and IAB were getting ready to take down the corrupt 15 Squad. The detectives hear about Fraker's defense plans, but at Sipowicz's direction start to concentrate on the case at hand. Freddie Langford is the brother of murder victim and he reveals himself to the detectives as a convicted sex offender. Rodriguez is back on the job and his detectives run their case for him. Ortiz leaves to testify at the Fraker trial. Langford comes in for questioning. He tells them about the father of one of his alleged victims who has been hassling him. He also tries to tell the detectives how he was setup and wrongfully convicted of his sex crime. Jones and Medavoy talk with one of Langford's brother's co-worker who had once gotten into the fight with the victim. The fact that the victim's brother was a convicted pedophile added to the reason for their fight, with that he asks for a lawyer. Ortiz testifies and on his cross-examination Sinclair implies that Rodriguez shot first. On redirect, Haywood makes it known the Rodriguez's gun was still holstered. Ortiz returns to the squad. After hearing where they are at with the day's case, Rodriguez talks with Ortiz about the trial and her old request for transfer. Having had some time to work through her issues with Clark, Ortiz cancels her request for transfer. McDowell and Ortiz talk with one of Langford's victim. He eventually gives them an alibi to check out, but in the process they get the impression that his encounter with Langford left a lasting impression. Dr. Devlin testifies about Fraker's condition when he was brought into the ER with his gunshot wound, but on cross, Sinclair only thinks to bring out her relationship with Clark (and subsequently the 15 Squad). Sipowicz and Clark interview the father of another of Langford's victims, but he gives them an alibi to check out. Sipowicz and Clark interview the son of the father that they had just interviewed. He tells them that Langford began contacting him a few months ago and his dad found out. The detectives also find out that Langford's brother had placed a call to his brother's PO thirty minutes before he was killed. They bring Langford back in and ask him to tell him other things that he might have neglected to tell them. They let him go for now, but Sipowicz has his doubts. They decide to check out the story that Langford goes to visit his grandmother once a week. With all that going on, McDowell and Sipowicz discuss their nuptials, which they will celebrate after the trial is completed and the microscope is off the Squad. Sipowicz and Clark go back at the father of Langford's victim, when part of his alibi doesn't check out and they find out that he recently had inquired about getting a gun. Medavoy and Jones meet with Langford's grandmother, whom they were told he visits once a week. Grandma lives across the street from park. In talking with one of the parents at the park the find out that Langford has been there posing as a groundskeeper named Malcolm. Back at the squad, Sipowicz and Clark give Langford a chance to be a man but it takes some persuasion Langford breaks down and confesses to the murder of his brother, who he thought was going to get him sent back to prison, based on his call to his PO. Sipowicz is on the stand and his testimony with Haywood goes real well, but when Sinclair starts his cross-examination he eventually starts to get to Sipowicz. Upon leaving the courthouse Sipowicz vents his feelings, but McDowell is there to support him, which brings a little smile to his face.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Monday
No results found.
Tuesday
No results found.
Wednesday
No results found.
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 ]

    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+ ]

    Nick Sandow

    Nick Sandow

    Ray Wilentz

    Guest Star

    Brian Stepanek

    Brian Stepanek

    Freddie Langford

    Guest Star

    Phillip Van Dyke

    Phillip Van Dyke

    Adam Wilentz

    Guest Star

    Bill Clark (V)

    Bill Clark (V)

     

    Recurring Role

    Casey Siemaszko

    Casey Siemaszko

    Pat Fraker

    Recurring Role

    Chandra West

    Chandra West

    Dr. Jennifer Devlin

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    More
    Less