NYPD Blue

Season 6 Episode 5

Hearts and Souls

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 24, 1998 on ABC
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It is ten days after Bobbie's surgery and the detectives wait with anticipation as Bobby is set to be released from the hospital. A minor complication arises with a possible infection. Andy's ex-wife shows up at the squad, she's getting ready to defend herself against a DWI. She slips out while Andy is trying to reach out to help her. Bobby takes a turn for the worse and the entire squad is put on edge. Diane insists on seeing Dr. Carreras. He lays the hard news on Diane; it would be better overall for Bobby is he was kept from suffering any further. Dr. Carreras and Dr. Swan have differing opinions on the prognosis for Bobby's future. Carreras feels that Swan wants Bobby's inevitable condition to be on another department's record. Andy gets Katie to agree to begin attending meetings, as a way meet the terms of her. Diane calls the squad to advise them that after the shift is over, it might be a good idea to stop by the hospital to see Bobby. Bobby receives last rites. Au revoir Robert "Bobby" Simone.moreless

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  • Hearts and Souls occured during season 6. The best TV episode ever on television. However you can't see it on DVD as only seasons 1-4 are available

    10
    NYPD Blue is awesome. Ironically the show got better as the seasons

    went on but only the first 4 seasons are on DVD. One of the best story

    lines which aired on TV in 1997-1998 was the relationship between Diane

    Russel "Kim Delaney" and Bobby Simone "Jimmy Smitts". This relationship

    got hot in seasons 5 and 6. I have not seen these episodes since 1998

    but was so moved that I will never forget the intensity of those

    episodes. If it ever comes out on DVD, I highly recommend watching

    seasons 5 and 6. I think that you will find the love affair between

    Diane and Bobby to be one of the best ever on television. It is similar

    to that of Rachel and Ross on "Friends" minus the comedy. Jimmy Smitts won the 1995 Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Bobby Simone. Kim Delaney won the Primetime Emmy Award in 1997 for her portrayal of Diane. In 1998, both Jimmy Smitts and Kim Delaney were nominated for the golden globe award. Despite this I am still waiting for seasons 5 and 6 to come out on DVD.moreless
  • This was one of the most powerful episodes of TV that I ever watched.

    10
    NYPD Blue was one of the best shows on TV at the time, and this episode will get to you if you know all of the characters intimately or not at all, it is unbelieveably moving and powerful. This episode is of one of the finest examples of the television medium to reach out to viewers and make them feel as much a part of the show as the actors themselves.moreless
  • Bobby is scheduled to come home from the hospital after a heart transplant. But complications lead to him spending the last day of his life in the hospital hovering between life and death awaiting final farewells from his family at the 15th precinct.moreless

    10
    NYPD Blue has had many gut wrenching episodes in it\'s 12 year run but none as powerful as Hearts and Souls. Watching Andy fall to pieces while working on clearing a DUI off his ex-wife\'s record and awaiting the news that his best friend is near the end breaks the heart. Then you have Diane who is doing all she can to be strong for Bobby but who herself is falling apart. Watching the character of Bobby Simone slowly slip away had me sniffing and weepy the whole 90 minutes. I loved seeing Bobby talk to his old friend Patsy in his time lingering between life and death. Bobby meeting his son who was never born a very touching moment for sure. Then having the whole squad there saying their good-byes while Patsy reviews Bobby\'s life really brought the police side of Bobby\'s life full circle. With Andy promising to take good care of Diane for him it was the perfect ending for this partnership that I wished never had to end.



    The acting was stellar as is the norm for this phenomenal show. But the performances by Jimmy Smits, Kim Delany and Dennis Franz were just out of this world spot on perfect. An episode can\'t be any more well written or acted than this one was! The very fact that Jimmy didn\'t win the best actor Emmy for this performance is a true crime.moreless
Dennis Franz

Dennis Franz

Det. (later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz

Rick Schroder

Rick Schroder

Det. Danny Sorenson [ episode 116 - 173 ]

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 ]

Brad Sullivan

Brad Sullivan

Patsy Ferrara

Guest Star

Jack Blessing

Jack Blessing

Dr. Swan

Guest Star

David Kriegel

David Kriegel

Mitchell Wolf

Guest Star

Bill Brochtrup

Bill Brochtrup

PAA John Irvin

Recurring Role

Bill Clark

Bill Clark

 

Recurring Role

David Barrera

David Barrera

Dr. Victor Carreras

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Originally 90 min. long when aired on ABC. A 60-min. version of this episode has been shown on COURT TV. Material cut included: Scenes from the story where an angry-about-Bobby Medavoy is furious at getting an annoying complaint from an annoying and unwilling landlord and takes it out on him (the shorter episode has a shot of Medavoy looking annoyed while meeting with this guy, but neither of them speak during it and there are no other scenes where the two of them are together); all but one of the scenes where Bobby Simone talks to his presumably-dead old mentor Patsy Ferrara, played by Brad Sullivan (the last scene, right before Bobby passes on, is in the 60-min. version); a scene where Medavoy tosses the annoying complainant out of the 15th while a tearful Fancy is telling the squad that they should go over and see Bobby before he passes away; and two scenes where Martinez is snapping with either PAA John or Officer Shannon due to Bobby's condition, and apologizes to them for being abrasive.

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