NYPD Blue

Season 5 Episode 20

Hammer Time

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 05, 1998 on ABC
8.7
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Sipowicz returns to active duty, but perhaps a bit too soon as his system hasn't quite adjusted and he has an accident when later interrogating a suspect. He begins to work a case with Russell and Simone, investigating the murder of a woman's boyfriend by her ex-husband. Before the investigation gets going, Simone is called upon by Det. Savino to help investigate a missing persons report that is being filed by the nephew of one his building's tenants. The missing woman had run-ins in the past with Simone's partner and building manager, Henry Coffield, so he is suspected and the other tenants support that theory. Interrogation of the ex-husband reveals that he was searching for his daughter who's missing. Despite an agreement keeping her immune from prosecution, the detectives' work to find another means to prove the crack addict mother and her dead boyfriend were responsible for the girl's disappearance. Meanwhile, former PAA Naomi Reynolds stops by hoping to see Bobby and tell him that her situation was resolved and to show him that she is now wearing a police uniform. Henry is prepared to help Simone and Savino test the nephew to see what he really knows about his aunt's disappearance when her body is found with her ID intact.moreless

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  • Andy wets his pants

    8.5
    Andy goes back to work and while questioning a mother suspected of killing her daughter, he loses control of his bladder. He quickly goes into Fancy's office to get the "cell" and call Sylvia. Greg noticed him running into the bathroom and comes in to offer him a pair of his own pants from when he was sleeping upstairs. After Andy puts them on, the camera pans out and we get a hilarious shot of Greg's too short pants on Andy. Sylvia arrives with the extra pants and asks Andy if he didn't come back to work too soon. Meanwhile, we get another peek into Bobby's personal life as he tries to sort out a problem at the building he owns and one of the tenants. Seeing Terrance Howard as the boyfriend of the accused crack head mother before he was "famous" was pretty cool.moreless
Dennis Franz

Dennis Franz

Det. (later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz

James McDaniel

James McDaniel

Lt. Arthur Fancy [ episodes 1 – 167 ]

Gordon Clapp

Gordon Clapp

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

Kim Delaney

Kim Delaney

Det. Diane Russell [ season 3 - 8; recurring season 2, 10; episode 218 ]

Andrea Thompson

Andrea Thompson

Det. Jill Kirkendall [ season 5 - 7, recurring season 4 ]

Nicholas Turturro

Nicholas Turturro

Det. James Martinez [ episodes 1 – 138 ]

Lucinda Jenney

Lucinda Jenney

Rose Carlton

Guest Star

Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks

Everett McRae

Guest Star

Leland Crooke

Leland Crooke

Jerry Murphy

Guest Star

Bill Clark (V)

Bill Clark (V)

 

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Willie Garson

Willie Garson

Henry Coffield

Recurring Role

Steven Antin

Steven Antin

Det. Nick Savino

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