NYPD Blue

Season 9 Episode 14

Hand Job

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 05, 2002 on ABC
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A safe is stolen and two people are crucified and Ortiz and McDowell catch the case, one victim is alive, but still nailed down, but his stripper girlfriend didn't survive. He tells them that two Russian men committed this crime. Sipowicz, Clark Jr., Medavoy and Jones investigate the shooting of a rap star that was shot (and later dies from his injuries) at his record release party. One of the guys who worked security for the party is named Marcus Hodges and is a cop that Clark Jr. knows from his days back at the police academy. Clark Jr. and Sipowicz talk with Hodges about the shooting, but he didn't see the crime go down. The rap star's brother is questioned and he says that a rival rap star named "Fury" but that they call "Furry" probably did it, since he was seen at the club that night. McDowell and Ortiz run the details of their case by Rodriguez, while the temp PAA listens with great screenwriting interest. Clark Jr. vouches for the conduct of his former classmate to Rodriguez, putting himself out on the limb, since they still don't what really went down. Medavoy and Jones interview "Fury", who doesn't tell them anything especially after his lawyer calls, his only comment is that Jones is a "black police man", which only serves to irritate Jones. McDowell and Ortiz interview the Russian owner of the strip club. The ME reports that the male crucifixion victim's story doesn't match their findings, leaving the detectives with more questions. They also find out that their surviving victim is married, so they leave to interview the wife. Meanwhile, Rodriguez tells the temp PAA that he is really getting pissed off with temp PAA's conduct. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview one of the other cops that worked security last night and he tells them what he thought he saw go down and also that Hodges had told them all to leave, "that this was on him and to get lost". McDowell and Ortiz meet their victim's drug addicted wife who gives them more background on her husband's activities, including his learning how to body pierce. Clark Jr. and Sipowicz talk with Hodges who's caught in the middle of his long friendship with the dead rapper and his friends on the job that helped him with security. He finally tells them what went down. McDowell and Ortiz find out what their victim learned about doing a body piercing through the hand. Haywood is back at work and agrees to pursue a warrant for the detectives, as Haywood leaves she has a discussion with Jones and they talk about getting back together once she has caught up with her work. John Irvin returns from his trip early, he and Ray Maxwell are still together, it's just their trip to Africa didn't go as planned. Rodriguez is very glad to see him and can't wait for him to get back to work. McDowell and Ortiz bring their victim in for an interview and accuse him of both the safe robbery and the murder, only they know he couldn't have crucified himself alone, he gives it up. McDowell and Ortiz make an arrest when the find the accomplice trying to cut open the safe. Meanwhile the other detectives are on a stakeout waiting to talk to the "Fury", when his party is shot down by the dead rapper's brother. Those left surviving, "Fury" not being one of them, are apprehended and the case is more or less closed. Ortiz's divorce attorney stops by the squad, her husband is not going to make the divorce easy for her. He wants a jury trial that is going to wind up costing her time and money. At the end of shift the temp PAA leaves much to everyone's relief. Sipowicz asks McDowell if she'd like to join him for dinner; meanwhile, Clark Jr. brings Hodges up to speed on the case and the fact that nothing will probably happen to him with IAB. Later at dinner, Connie and Andy discuss Theo and they agree to be in each others lives and see what happens.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+ ]

    Dan Bucatinsky

    Dan Bucatinsky

    David "Dave" Moore

    Guest Star

    James LeSure

    James LeSure

    Marcus Hodges

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    Edoardo Ballerini

    Edoardo Ballerini

    Dennis Clancy

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    Bill Clark (V)

    Bill Clark (V)

     

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    Philip Angelotti

    Philip Angelotti

    Uniform

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    Billy Concha

    Billy Concha

    Off. Miller

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